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37XP,  Numarine’s impressive new flagship

November 4, 2021 Leave a comment

– At 37 m, she is the longest Numarine yacht ever – 37XP has seven cabins for 14 guests
– Hot Lab interior decoration package
– 5,000 nautical mile range at 10 knots

– Fourth unit of the 37XP Series was sold recently and will be delivered in 2022

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Numarine’s new stunning flagship is the 37XP model. At 37 m, she is the largest Numarine yacht ever. Unveiled for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, the unit #1 has a Hot Lab decoration package – the superyacht features a stylish decor from the sophisticated Italian studio.

The Numarine 37XP combines a refined but easily recognizable aesthetics with an ambitiously conceived functionality to deliver a first-class yachting experience,” said Omer Malaz, Chairman of Numarine.

The 37XP has the same beam as the 32XP, yet five extra meters were added forward of the engine room bulkhead adding to the guest and crew accommodation volume as well as the upper deck and sky lounge.

The superyacht sports a full displacement steel hull with a composite superstructure. She’s an impressive 345 GT with a 5,000 nautical mile range at 10 knots, which is on par with the world’s best expedition yachts in this class. The 37XP has the appropriate stability, seakeeping, maneuverability, and general handling to support offshore and worldwide cruising.

Excellent design

The collaboration behind the design remains the same with the shipyard’s long-time partners – Umberto Tagliavini is responsible for the naval architecture and Can Yalman is in charge of the exterior.

“The lines on the 37XP are a refinement of the robust look of the 32XP with flowing softer lines that extenuate the longer length, with less interruptions that create a balance between strength and elegance,” said Yalman.

The interior decoration of the first 37XP is by Hot Lab. This is the second Numarine project with the Milan-based studio. Grey, white, beige and brown tones dominate the interior creating a special atmosphere on board. A lot of natural light fill up the space through huge windows – they are the key feature for the entire XP Series range. The designers used a number of freestanding furniture from the famous brands, such as Fendi Casa, Promemoria, Giorgetti, and so on.

Said Hot Lab Partner Enrico Lumini“We received a few reference images and comments on what the owner wanted. Something more classic than his previous Numarine, richer in terms of details and materials and this is exactly what we are good at. It is the perfect classic. It is simply a modern revision of pure decorative elements and rich materials: ebony, mother of pearl, great quality leather. All of them merged into a balanced and straight forward design.”

All about space

The yacht has a spacious interior with several social areas. The main deck saloon and cabins benefit from large windows and are filled with sunlight. Said Ali Tanir, Head of International Sales at Numarine“The windows are from ceiling to the floor. On the portside, we have a big opening window next to the dining table. Moreover, Hot Lab designed the decoration package for this yacht. So as you can see, she’s amazing.”

The aft beach club features a bathing platform and an inside lounge literally sitting on the water level. Wide outside spaces are another major advantage of the new model.

The wide body flybridge is almost 10 m long and it turns into 80 sq. m space. The 37XP #1 hosts seven guest cabins on board, including the master suite on the main deck – in the bow. In addition, there are a huge VIP cabin amidships on the lower deck and owner’s suite on the upper deck. This space is exciting and has direct connection to the vast outside terrace via a glass door. That terrace, while underway, is used as a tender storage. The 37XP can carry up to 9 m long tender. And when it’s launched, the area may be used for outside sports or sunbathing or parties.

37XP #4 sold with Denison Yachting
On the verge of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, Numarine sold the 4th unit of the 37XP Series. The deal was stroked with a client by Ali Tanir, Head of International Sales of the shipyard, and Denison Yachting’s broker Alex G. Clarke along with Artie Davenport of Galati Yachts representing the buyer.

This yacht can feature a 6-cabin layout to accommodate 12 guests and a private skylounge. There are crew accommodations for seven with a captain’s cabin. Hull #4 of the Numarine 37XP series comes with plenty of top-quality features and amenities including a designated beach club, sundeck Jacuzzi, and a boat deck that can carry up to a 8.5-meter tender + 3 jet skis.

This is the third 37XP sold by Denison in the past six months, each to American clients. The fourth Numarine 37XP will be launched in late 2022.

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55m Al Waab II, the longest steel and aluminium yacht by Alia Yachts

August 2, 2021 Leave a comment

Alia Yachts launches 55m Al Waab II, the longest steel and aluminium yacht below 500GT in the world

  • –  Antalya-based Alia Yachts has launched its new 55-metre superyacht Al Waab II following an extremely challenging two-year contract time
  • –  Al Waab II remains below the 500GT threshold by emphasising the hull form and exterior areas, including a sprawling beach club
  • –  The official World debut will take place late September 2021

    The new 55-metre Al Waab II is the first superyacht to be launched from the new 2,000- tonne capacity ship lift, part of a wider investment by the Antalya Free Zone into its yachtbuilding infrastructure that includes bigger cranes and travel lifts as well as new hangars for superyacht construction and refit projects.

    “We’re very proud of Al Waab II. We believe it is the longest steel and aluminium yacht below 500GT in the world, setting a new standard in external & internal volumes offered to a client in

this category.” says Alia President, Gökhan Çelik. “Yachts are getting longer and wider, but owners still want to stay below the 500GT mark. We’ve seen increasing interest in this kind of yacht and so to be one of the first with such an impressive project is an important milestone for Alia.”

Notwithstanding the many challenges faced by Alia and other shipyards during the Covid-19 pandemic, the launch took place only a few weeks behind the original build schedule.

“The last two years have been difficult, but we took a lot of health and safety measures, and to offset delays experienced by our European suppliers we worked around the problem and found ways to recreate lost time,” continues Çelik. “The fact we’ve done it in just over two years despite everything is a credit to the determination of the men and women who work here.”

Al Waab II remains below the 500GT threshold by emphasising the hull form and exterior areas, including a sprawling beach club. With design and engineering by Vripack and

Dubai-based SF Yachts serving as the owner’s representative during the build, the yacht can sleep up to 12 guests in six staterooms and includes a lavish split-level master suite on the upper deck.

“The owner wanted a customised yacht that feels modern, fresh and most importantly like a home, and by that he means comfort, space, luxury, privacy and stability at sea,” says Francesco Pitea, CEO of SF Yachts. “The amount of outdoor space and the simplicity of the layout makes a big difference to the owner’s enjoyment of his yacht. It’s a dream moment after two years of hard work. We at SF Yachts couldn’t be more proud of Al Waab II and the amazing collaborations with Vripak and Alia.”

“For many owners, the concept of enjoying a ‘home at sea’ is what drives their passion for yachting,” says Bart Bouwhuis, Co-creative Director at Vripack. “The owner of Al Waab II had the explicit desire to use his boat as a family apartment. That desire became the founding principle of the entire design. The result is the very essence of living on the water.”

Once outfitting is complete, Al Waab II will undergo sea trials before delivery to her owner. The official World debut will take place late September 2021.

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Mazu 82, a high-tech-yet-stylish creation of Mazu Yachts

October 13, 2020 Leave a comment


-Full photography now available

-Bespoke interior design by Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin

-Mazu and Özelginaimed to create an onboard ambience more in tune with land-based architecture, creating a chic yet warm and inviting feeling

-The exterior profile of the 82-footer is characterised by the flush main deck with no steps and the angular lines of the all-glass deckhouse

-To create a chic yet warm and inviting feeling, walnut and leather has been used for the furniture

Built of a lightweight carbon composite, the Mazu 82 combines a clean profile, expansive decks and large hull windows with the outstanding performance, efficiency and handling. 

The celebrated Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin created the interior layout and design of the Mazu 82. Working closely with the shipyard, Özelgin optimised the generous volume and large hull windows, combining subtle textures, muted colours, and both direct and indirect light to create a vibe of understated elegance. 

The end result is an interior design that perfectly complements the edgy exterior styling of the Mazu 82, designed in-house by the shipyard’s founder, Halit Yukay: “The interior and the exterior should never be defined as two different aspects but should be seen as a whole as one is the extension of the other,” refers Yukay. “Both should create a coherent unity and reflect the main mood and feelings the designer intended.”

The exterior profile of the 82-footer is characterised by the flush main deck with no steps and the angular lines of the all-glass deckhouse. Wherever possible the shipyard has used one-piece glass panes, which meant increasing their thickness in accordance with class requirements. 

Hence the tempered and laminated windshield is over 22mm thick and with a PVB interlayer is literally bulletproof. The glass is also extra clear to eliminate distortion and reflections. Three openable ‘portholes’ at the front of the superstructure provide natural ventilation while under way. With its sliding aluminium roof, custom-made by OPAC in Italy, the main deck has an airy, loft-like feel.

On special request of the owner, Mazu modified the aft deck design to include terraced steps leading down to the swim platform. These steps function as built-in furniture so guests can sit down (they are wide enough to even lie down) and still converse with other guests. 

“Multifunctional design was very important for the owner,” continues Yukay. “In fact, the open foredeck has three different uses: as a sunbathing area, a dining area for 12 people, and a screen can be set up to turn it into an open-air cinema.”

Unique interior design 

Tanju Özelgin is a designer renowned for its ability to transmit meaning in design through subtle and abstract uses of form, symbol and material. He is widely recognised for his distinct style that is contemporary and abstract yet deeply aware of the fundamentals of human nature and environment.  

These same signature qualities distinguish the interior design aboard the new Mazu 82. 

“The main challenge with yacht interiors is that the space mostly never stands still and is constantly surrounded by water, says the Turkish designer, who aimed to create an onboard ambience more in tune with land-based architecture. “This aspect will direct your decisions regarding which materials to use, the weight and scale of every piece of furniture, and whether or not the furniture is anchored to the decks or built-in.” 

A major challenge for all yacht designers and builders is to draw in as much natural light as possible into the interior. In this regard, the Mazu 82 boasts very large deckhouse windows and strip glazing in the hull. In particular, the sliding sunroof, custom-made by OPAC in Italy, and 9-sqm windshield of ultra-clear laminated and tempered glass, lend the interior an airy, loft-like feel. 

“The space has to be as compact and light as possible without losing the illusion of feeling at home or in a cosy hotel,” says the interior designer. “This was one of our key aspects during the design phase of the yacht: to create a space that feels more as if you were in your own house with all the familiarity and comfort that comes with it.” 

Artificial lighting is just as important as natural illumination and has to be both functional and atmospheric. For this reason, a bespoke lighting system was developed for the Mazu 82.

“Lighting is an important tool for the designer to create an atmosphere and mood, which further improves the design of the space,” says Özelgin. “It is an extension of the feelings the designer wants to express and should always be considered as an reflection of the overall design.”

To create a chic yet warm and inviting feeling, walnut and leather has been used for the furniture – exclusively built by Mazu – while the walls are decorated with metallic finishes and teak paneling that has been textured and stained grey. The textiles and carpets were specially designed for the boat, as were the doors made of bronzed tempered glass and the stainless steel hardware that has been treated using thin-film deposit (PVD) techniques in the same bronze hue. 

“The chosen materials are as light as possible and the textures give a sense of spaciousness with a touch of warmth”  – says Özelgin.

The yacht is fitted with a state-of-the-art audio system (JL Audio for the exterior and Dali for the interior), which meant that close attention was paid to noise damping. Leather and Alcantara cladding and upholstery throughout help to mute unwanted sound. 

The wet surfaces are of a special synthetic material that has a soft leather-like finish, while the bathroom faucets and accessories are by luxury hardware brand Gessi. The high-end galley equipment was supplied by Gaggenau.

Mazu 82 brief specs

Length overall: 24.50m

Beam: 5.90m

Draft (max): 1.60m

Displacement: 50 tonnes

Material: Epoxy Sandwich System Carbon Composite

Engines: 3 x Volvo Penta IPS 1350 (3 x 1000 HP)

Max speed: 40 Kts

Cruising speed: 35 Kts

Fuel capacity:y 4500L

Class: CE / A

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Invictus Yacht, debutto mondiale per la nuova GT 320 Atelier

November 16, 2019 Leave a comment

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Debutto mondiale per la GT 320 Atelier al Boot Dusseldorf 2020-Prima mondiale al salone tedesco per la nuova GT 320 Atelier, perfetto esempio della capacità di personalizzazione dell’Atelier Invictus-L’Atelier Invictus guidail clienteattraverso un laboratorio virtuale in cui si progetta la barca con inserti materici individuali e dotazioni dedicate-Per la prima volta al Boot anche la CX270 e la GT280S, entrambe con motorizzazione fuoribordo-Due gli stand Invictus: Hall4 Stand B39 e Hall 5 Stand B22

Invictus Yacht si prepara al Boot di Dusseldorf(18-26 Gennaio 2020) con una prima mondiale che pone in primo piano la capacità del cantiere italiano di personalizzare ogni modello a un livello superiore. La GT 320 Atelier infatti è una versione speciale di uno dei modelli iconici di Invictus: l’armatore ha infatti richiesto una particolare ed elegante combinazione di colori, con lo scafo nero lucido e fiancate Personal White, mentre per le tappezzerie del pozzetto la scelta è ricaduta sull’allestimento Eclipse, basato anch’esso sul contrasto di similpelle nera e panna con schienali in tessuto avorio che creano un effetto di lino naturale.

La prua semirovescia, tratto stilistico distintivo della gamma, è stata elaborata per conferire un ulteriore senso di eleganza. A enfatizzare questo tratto il pulpitoa sezione ovale che corre lungo tutta la lunghezza della barca, sottolineando il bordo superiore fino a incontrare la spiaggetta poppiera.

Il layout di coperta prevede l’accesso in pozzetto tramite la spiaggetta di poppa, passando a sinistra del grande prendisole, che può essere ulteriormente esteso grazie alla trasformazione del divanetto a proravia. A centro pozzetto la dinette a L è servita da un tavolo e si affaccia su un mobile stand-up che accoglie una vera e propria “cucina outdoor” dotata di frigorifero, ice maker, grill e lavandino. A mantenere l’eleganza tipica di Invictus, il mobile èdotato di ante che nascondono tutte le attrezzature.

Il pozzetto può essere protetto grazie a un tendalino a scomparsa fornito di serie; tra gli optional dell’Invictus GT 320 spicca poi un hardtop in carbonio che può estendere la proiezione d’ombra tramite un tessuto traforato traspirante tensionato da pali in carbonio.

Le due poltrone per pilota e copilota, separate da un elemento portabottiglie, valorizzano la postazione di guida. A prua, il grande prendisole è dotato di poggiatesta che giacciono sulla tuga creando posizioni di relax che ricordano vere e proprie chaise longue: una composizione articolata che arricchisce notevolmente l’area di prua e include anche i diffusori audio e i portabicchieri.

L’attenzione ai dettagli si unisce, a bordo dell’Invictus GT 320, a quella per le prestazioni. Il cantiere ha infatti previsto un ampio range di motorizzazioni entrofuoribordo benzina o diesel (sia singole che doppie), fino a una potenza massima di 860 cavalli.

L’Atelier Invictus

Un alto livello di finitura e cura del dettaglio, quello garantito dall’Atelier Invictus, comune a tutti i modelli in produzione e cheoffrono già numerose varianti di colore, dotazioni e configurazioni, lasciando notevole libertà di scelta, permettendo al cliente di configurare la barca in base ai propri gusti e alle proprie esigenze. In piùl’Atelier Invictus mettea disposizione dei propri clienti una rete di artigiani specializzati e fornitori altamente qualificati. Il cliente è così accudito fin dalle prime fasi dell’acquisto e guidato attraverso un vero e proprio laboratorio virtuale in cui si progetta la barca con inserti materici individuali e dotazioni dedicate. La barca di serie diventa così custom, capace di esprimere la personalità, lo stile e i gusti dell’armatore.

Doppio debutto tedesco con la CX270 e la GT280S

Al salone tedesco, per la prima volta dopo il loro debutto all’ultimo Cannes Yachting Festival, saranno presenti anche la CX270 e la GT280S. La prima spicca per i suoispazi interni, molto più ampi se comparati ai concorrenti di pari misura, pur mantenendo al contempo un profilo sportivo grazie all’equilibrio tra disegno della carena e profilo della tuga. La coperta risulta pulita, grazie alla scelta di optare per un’ancora a scomparsa, evitando dunque la presenza di elementi esterni ingombranti.

L’Invictus CX270 ha un carattere sportivo, evidenziato dai due motori fuoribordo da 220 cavalli ciascuno, che si lega con forza alla grande attenzione ai dettagli e a soluzioni che puntano a ottenere il massimo comfort a bordo. L’ergonomia tipica della serie CX è evidenziata dall’attento studio della timoneria a sviluppo verticale.

L’Invictus GT280S è invece la configurazione fuoribordo di uno dei modelli di maggiore successo del cantiere italiano. Grazie a due motori fuoribordo per una potenza complessiva di 500 cavalli, è in grado di raggiungere prestazioni di alto livello, che si uniscono alla caratteristica prua semirovescia e alla grande vivibilità.

Gli altri modelli espostiA confermare l’importanza del Bootper il cantiere italiano, alla manifestazione tedesca saranno esposti anche la GT370, la CX250, l’SX280 e l’FX200.

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Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010, ottava meraviglia da Patek Philippe

November 16, 2019 Leave a comment

Ref. 6300A-010

Si tratta del primo e unico Grandmaster Chime in acciaio, un metallo che la manifattura ginevrina utilizza raramente nelle sue collezioni e ancor meno quando sono presenti grandi complicazioni.

Si tratta dell’orologio da polso Patek Philippe più complicato, con ben 20 complicazioni, tra cui cinque funzioni sonore, due delle quali brevettate in esclusiva mondiale: la suoneria (sveglia) che suona l’ora preselezionata e la ripetizione della data che suona il giorno del calendario a volontà. La cassa double-face con motivo Clous de Paris guilloché a mano è dotata di un meccanismo brevettato di rotazione.

Oltre alla cassa in acciaio, la Ref. 6300A-010 Grandmaster Chime, appositamente realizzata per Only Watch 2019, si distingue per i quadranti dorati opalini e nero ebano e per la dicitura “The Only One” sul quadrante ausiliario della suoneria per la sveglia a ore 12, per sottolinearne l’esclusività.


Calibro 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM. Movimento meccanico a carica manuale. Indicatore di isolamento delle suonerie. Secondo fuso orario. Indicatore giorno/notte del secondo fuso orario. Giorno della settimana, data (sui due quadranti), mese, ciclo degli anni bisestili a lancetta. Indicazione dell’anno a 4 cifre a finestrella. Indicazione 24 ore e minuti. Indicazione di posizione della corona (R,A,H).

Cassa reversibile in acciaio con motivo “Clous de Paris” guilloché a mano, protetta da umidità e polvere (non impermeabile). Quadrante lato orario in oro rosa, cifre stile Breguet applicate in oro. Lato calendario nero ebano. Base dei quadranti in oro massiccio 18 ct. Cinturino in pelle di alligatore a squama quadrata, nero brillante, cucito a mano, con fermaglio déployant. Diametro della cassa: 47,7 mm. Spessore: 16,07 mm.

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Cranchi E26 Classic, superyacht tender di Christian Grande per Cantiere Nautico Cranchi

December 11, 2018 Leave a comment

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Suggestioni vintage ed essenzialità contemporanea

Continua la collaborazione tra Christian Grande, nome di punta dello yacht design internazionale e lo storico Cantiere Nautico Cranchi.

Da questo connubio è nato l’E26 Classic, un daycruiser di 7,85 metri, ideale anche per un utilizzo come superyacht tender, che spicca per ilsuo carattere sportivo unito con uno stile unico e sofisticato, inperfetto equilibrio tra suggestioni vintage ed essenzialitàcontemporanea.


“L’E26 Classic nasce da una rilettura degli stilemi del motoscafo classico”, spiega Christian Grande. “Una tipologia che ha scritto la storia della nautica da diporto fin dagli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta, grazie a un’utenza raffinata e signorile che frequentava le località marittime del bel vivere, senza dimenticare i grandi laghi. Le dimensioni e le prestazioni di queste barche permettevano infatti sia rapidi trasferimenti da sponda a sponda che piacevoli giornate da trascorrere a bordo”.


Christian Grande ha reinterpretato il tema della tradizione introducendo alcuni segni distintivi e spiccatamente contemporanei, come il dritto di prua verticale e il taglio netto delle finestrature laterali, che danno slancio longitudinale al Cranchi E26 Classic e rappresentano l’unico segno di murata. La linea priva di aggettivazioni superflue rivela, per contrasto, interni sorprendentemente ricchi, curati nelle finiture e caratterizzati dal contrasto tra materiali lucidi ed opachi, rigidi e morbidi, come su un’automobile di lusso.

Il ponte di prua in teak rievoca il retaggio classico delle barche in legno e fa da contrappunto visivo alla plancetta di poppa anch’essa ricoperta in teak. Il grande prendisole a poppa copre il vano motore in cui trova alloggiamento anche un tendalino a scomparsa che all’occorrenza può garantire ombra al pozzetto.

La dinette a centro barca è servita da una seduta a L che dà continuità al prendisole di poppa e da due sedili pivotanti che si possono rivolgereverso prua durante la navigazione e verso poppa nei momenti diconvivialità. Ad accentuare il carattere sportivo dell’E26 Classic contribuisce il parabrezza avvolgente e a tutto baglio che offre protezione al pilota e a chi lo affianca.

Tramite un’apertura posizionata al centro del parabrezza si può comodamente accedere al ponte di prua, sotto il quale sono state ricavate una cabina e un vano toilette, così assicurare una comoda permanenza a bordo durante l’intera giornata e, volendo, anche di notte.

“Un simile approccio nell’allestimento è tipico dei grandi yacht, a cuil’E26 Classic strizza l’occhio”, conclude Christian Grande. “Per caratteristiche, può infatti anche esserne il perfetto tender”.

Scaletta Plug&Play, glamour in limited edition di Tubes

November 4, 2018 Leave a comment

Il glamour in limited edition della nuova finitura color oro

Raffinata e seducente come una Marlene Dietrich contemporanea, Scaletta Plug&Play di Tubes, nella nuova finitura limited edition color oro, ha quell’allure glamour “senza tempo” che non passa inosservata.

Progettata da Elisa Giovannoni per Tubes e presentata per la prima volta nel 2014, Scaletta negli anni ha continuato ad appassionare tutti gli amanti del calore di design, grazie alla sua forma originale, iconica, che si discosta da quella tradizionale di uno scaldasalviette, ma al tempo stesso familiare, immediata, che non ha bisogno di presentazioni.
Oggetto nomade e versatile, proposto con alimentazione elettrica, Scaletta, non necessitando di istallazione, passa con disinvoltura da un ambiente all’altro e cambia casa seguendo le stagioni.

Scaletta è realizzata in alluminio ed è disponibile in due versioni: a parete e a terra free-standing, entrambe dotate di una carrucola che avvolge il cavo elettrico. La versione a parete è proposta in due misure: 185 (187 cm altezza x 51,5 cm larghezza x 20 cm di ingombro) e 140 (139 cm altezza x 48 cm larghezza x 20 cm di ingombro); quella a terra free-standing in un’unica misura (104 cm altezza x 51 cm larghezza x 30 cm di ingombro). Scaletta può essere accessoriata con Regman: un regolatore manuale di temperatura progettato per mantenere costante la temperatura superficiale impostata dello scaldasalviette. Inoltre, la versione free-standing può disporre di un pratico piano di appoggio.

Capace di dare personalità unica ad un ambiente, specialmente in questa nuova versione ORO, è disponibile a catalogo in più di 260 colori, a seconda dell’area di gusto che si vuole sposare e delle scelte di interior e decorative.

Scaletta sì è aggiudicata diversi premi di design tra cui il German Design Award 2016 (categoria Bath and Wellness), il Good Design Award 2015, è “Honoree” del premio Best of Year 2015 organizzato dalla rivista americana Interior Design ed è stato selezionata per la pubblicazione sull’ADI Design Index 2015. Inoltre nel 2016 ha ricevuto la Menzione d’Onore da parte della giuria del XXIV Premio Compasso d’Oro ADI.

Modelli disponibili per l’edizione limitata ORO:
a parete h 185 cm – 300w
a parete h 140 cm – 250 w

Boring Company, primo tunnel sotterraneo a Los Angeles

May 13, 2018 Leave a comment


Il primo tunnel della Boring Company sotto Los Angeles è quasi pronto. Il magnate posta su Twitter un’immagine dei primi 150 metri della rete cittadina per le auto che dovrebbe decongestionare la metropoli californiana. Il traforo correrà parallelo all’Intestate 405.

Si tratta della prima immagine del tunnel sotterraneo scavato a Los Angeles dalla Boring Company, una delle società che fanno riferimento al vulcanico Elon Musk. A twittarla è stato lo stesso imprenditore delle auto elettriche Tesla e dei razzi riutilizzabili SpaceX. Dallo scorso mese di agosto il gruppo sta sperimentando una serie di tecnologie per dare prima o poi corpo al progetto anticipato mesi fa attraverso un affascinante video: una sorta di rete metropolitana superveloce sotterranea riservata alle automobili. Queste dovrebbero scendere tramite dei vagoni-montacarichi in un certo punto della città e sfrecciare nel sottosuolo per poi riemergere alla piazzola-fermata preferita. Decongestionando così le metropoli.

Al solito, più i progetti su cui Musk mette le mani paiono avveniristici più le sperimentazioni iniziano con rapidità. Sabato scorso il magnate ha condiviso infatti il primo scatto del tunnel di Los Angeles spiegando che vede il tunnel come un traforo parallelo all’autostrada Interstate 405 fino all’incrocio con la 101, con delle rampe di uscita “ogni miglio o quasi”.

Musk ha fornito anche altre delucidazioni su Instagram: il sistema “funzionerà come una superstrada veloce, dove i carrelli elettrici saranno in grado di trasportare veicoli e le persone viaggeranno in capsule sull’arteria principale con una velocità che raggiunge fino alle 150 miglia orarie, mentre i carrelli utilizzeranno tunnel laterali per uscire”. Al momento il tunnel è lungo appena 150 metri ma secondo i tweet con cui ha risposto alle curiosità dei follower dovrebbe toccare i tre o quattro chilometri nel giro di altrettanti mesi e appunto concludersi, secondo i piani, entro un anno.

Intanto i test vanno avanti anche altrove. E anche su altri fronti. Sempre la scorsa settimana il Maryland ha concesso alla stessa Boring Company il permesso di scavare un altro tunnel, stavolta da dieci miglia, fra i confini della città di Baltimora e la Route 175 dello Stato. Dovrebbe trattarsi del primo troncone di un tunnel più lungo, da 35 miglia, che colleghi Baltimora a Washington D.C. Non sembra però legarsi al progetto stradale: stavolta sarebbero lavori per il treno superveloce Hyperloop.

Fonte: La Repubblica


Zeelander Yacths, announcing new models Z44 and Z55 in 2018

February 16, 2018 Leave a comment

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– The company’s new shipyard is based in Groot-Ammers and counts on a 2000 m2 footprint on an impressive 20000 m2 waterfront plot
– A “boutique style” production for the happy few that merges extreme quality and obsession to detail
– Current range consists of two models Z44 and Z55 developed by Mulder Design and  Cor D. Rover
– Timeless, recognizable exterior design and custom made interiors
– New models to be unveiled during 2018
– Zeelander Yachts reported a +40% increase in new motoryacht sales in 2017 and has a solid order book for 2018
Best New Powerboat in 35 feet and over category award has been achieved at the 2017 Newport International Boat Show for the Z55’s outstanding quality, top-tier design and superb seagoing skills.
Zeelander Yachts is delighted to report that the 2017 has been a successful year in the Dutch shipyard’s history. The yard reports a 40% increase in new yacht sales last year and has a healthy order book for 2018.

We had an amazing year filled with events, premieres, awards and, most importantly, sales”, said Leonardo van den Berg, Commercial Director at Zeelander Yachts. “Even being a boutique style production oriented yard – half of the boats were sold through partners/brokers. Also there was much movement in the Zeelander 44 market with several boats changing hands/owners. One of the most important of our achievement is the fact that – in January 2017 – we’ve opened our new yard in Groot-Ammers, where we have already built four Zeelander Z55s. Now are working on new, bigger projects that are about to hit the market for 2018 and 2019”.
Founded in 2002, the company specializes on production of high-end motoryachts that marry form and function to efficient performance with the highest possible standard. The current range includes two models, Z44 and flagship Z55. The Z44 is an instantly-recognizable lobster-style cruiser with a modern twist and powerful motor, capable of reaching 35 knots, panoramic views and spacious interior with one or two cabins. The Z55is the ideal step-up from the 44-feet model, offering even roomier cockpit and three cabins. After she’s been presented in 2017, Zeelander’s largest model to date – immediately received strong demand from owners and acclaims from expert luxury yachting community.
An example? The Best New Powerboat in 35 feet and over category award has been achieved at the 2017 Newport International Boat Show for the Z55’s outstanding quality, top-tier design and superb seagoing skills.

The new facilities, which are fully owned by Zeelander Yachts, are world-class indeed. Craftsmen from all the different disciplines involved in building a premium Zeelandermotoryacht – from engineering to construction, from joinery to metalwork – have access to the very latest equipment in order to make the most of their timeless skills.
Our Groot-Ammers yard has a 2000 m2 footprint on an impressive 20000 m2 waterfront plot”, comments Leonardo van den Berg. “We can build up to three boats at a time and have a six boat per year total capacity, based on the Z55. We do our own design together with renowned Cor D. Rover, detail engineering, sales and marketing.”
Overall Zeelander Yachts have built and sold over 30 yachts, most of them on the US market. But there’s growing interest in these elegant boats in other areas of the world.
Leonardo van den Berg confirmed: “At this point the USA is still our biggest market. However, we are very active in Europe too with a focus on the French Côte d’Azur, and we had strong results at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September”.
Zeelander Yachts has aspiring plans for the year 2018. First, the company plans to further grow brand awareness in Europe and the Americas and create an exclusive community for the owners. Moreover, the shipyard’s expertise extends far beyond 55-feet yachts and this year it projects to unveil a couple of new larger models. More details will be released later.

Mazu Yachts, double debut at Monaco Yacht Show 2017

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– Two superyacht tenders on display at Quai Jarlan and new Tenders Area
– 38 soft top, launched last June, now delivered in South of France
– 42 walk-around, to be delivered early August

Turkish boutique yacht designer and builder Mazu Yachts confirms two new superyacht tenders to be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017 (September 27-30, 2017).

Mazu Yachts will show two new “sexy” models: 38 soft top and 42 walk-around. Both are equally perfect overnight cruisers or superyacht tenders thanks to yard’s ability in customization of style, layout and decor.

All-new Mazu 11.9m/38′ soft top has been delivered to his lucky owner in Saint Tropez this July 2017.

Designed by Halit Yukay, the yacht has been sold to a European client. He desired to achieve a real “military look” able to combine latest luxury superyacht tender amenities and trendy elegance.

The owner of Mazu 38 soft top is an “Armani style enthusiast”. The yard so decided to use as many different textures of leathers and fabrics as possible – all from Foglizzo and a number of mirrors to give the maximum depth interiors perception, like in a loft condo.

Halit Yukay also designed a fantastic indoors lighting mood from the Italian supplier Cantalupi to enhance Mazu 38 dramatic feeling. New Mazu 38 soft top is so equipped with two Volvo Penta IPS 400 engines and the boat claim to reach a top speed of 34 knots.

The largest Mazu’s model to be shown, the new 42 walk-around, to be delivered early August 2017, has an overall length of 11.99 meters and a maximum beam of 3.7 meters. The center console, perfectly protected by a real modern superstructure, leaves room for two ample lateral walk-arounds. The yacht has a freeboard that is high enough to allow safety movement on deck even while at sea in combination with sportive profile with and military twist overtones.

On-deck comfort is assured by the ample sun bathing area near the stern, while forward the cockpit is complete with a V-shaped settee and a second settee forward of the  console. The size of the aft platform has allowed the yard to create a true seaside terrace, ideal not only  while  at  anchor  but  also  when  moored  to  the  jetty,  facilitating  coming  aboard and going ashore. The presence of a mobile kitchen with Gaggenau appliances ensures leisurely and pleasurable times when at anchor.

Two 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS 600 give the Mazu 42 walk-around a top speed of 47 knots, with a cruising speed of 32 knots.