The Italian Sea Group has inaugurated the first flagship store in the USA in East Hampton, Long Island, a reference area for the nautical sector on the American east coast. The opening was carried out in collaboration with FGI Yacht Group and Frank Grzeszczak Sr. The Head of Sales in the Americas for Admiral & Tecnomar and will help to communicate The Italian Sea Group’s philosophy, brands and product lines to a clientele.
Within the showroom, characterized by a typically American atmosphere, the models of the Admiral Galileo yacht, the 80-meter mega yacht was sold in December 2021 and the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, will be displayed.
“The opening of this showroom allows us to present our brands in a key location in the world of American luxury. This initiative is part of a very broad project aimed at supporting international development in line with the Group’s culture, positioning and strategy,” commented Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group.
“The expansion into East Hampton is part of our strategic growth plan. It is extremely exciting, and we are proud to be the only superyacht broker in East Hampton,” commented Frank Grzeszczak Jr., vice president and sales broker at FGI.
The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters.
Cannes Yachting Festival (September 6-11) marks the beginning of the September boat show season and is set to host one of the biggest selections of world debuts seen in recent years. Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic and supply chain chaos, shipyards have continued to roll out the finest superyachts against all odds, which means there are plenty of new models available on the market. Here are 15 of the hottest new launches to look out for in Cannes this year…
Sunseeker 100 Yacht
Length: 29.85m Builder: Sunseeker
The first Sunseeker 100 Yacht was lowered into the water in Poole Harbour in April this year ahead of its maiden tour of the Mediterranean. The new model marks the start of a “new era” in flybridge design for Sunseeker and is defined by a walkaround flybridge that connects the top deck with the foredeck lounge.
102 Corsaro Super
Length: 30.18 metres Builder: Riva
As the first model in Riva’s 102 Corsaro Super range, the motor yacht is presented as the heir apparent of the yard’s popular 100 Corsaro model. She is penned inside and out by Officina Italiana Design, who worked in partnership with Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Stand-out features include a 35-square-metre beach club with direct access to the water, while owners can choose from two interior configurations.
Length: 37m Builder: Benetti
Goga is the first of eight B.Yond models currently on order or under construction. The newly launched semi-custom superyacht by Benetti was the last project in collaboration with designer Stefano Righini before his passing and billed as “the greenest model in its class”. She stretches 8.6 metres across in the beam making it almost a metre wider than the Motopanfilo model. The conscious decision to keep her LOA under 40 metres means the boat can go alongside or stern-to in smaller Mediterranean harbours.
Length: 33.53m Builder: Sanlorenzo
The SP110 is the first in the shipyard’s SP series – or ‘Smart Performance’ range – and represents Sanlorenzo’s entry into the sports yacht market. Highlights include a jet-propulsion system – the model is capable of reaching up to 40 knots – and a two-storey atrium visible from the aft deck. The first hull was launched in May and christened Almax.
Custom Line 140
Length: 42.15m Builder: Custom Line
The flagship of Custom Line, a brand of the Ferretti Group, offers generous onboard spaces thanks to its 400GT and 8.5 metre beam. The design…
Leading motor and sail brands Sanlorenzo, Prestige Motor Yachts and Beneteau Sail are making multiple world debuts at the Cannes Yachting Festival, 6-11 September 2022.
Sanlorenzo SP110 and SD90
From the uncompromising Italian Sanlorenzo shipyard and represented by Sanlorenzo Yachts UK, the SP110 and SD90 are both making their world debut at Cannes.
Central to Sanlorenzo’s ethos of exclusivity and customisation is the option of commissioning a yacht that is truly tailored to an individual owner’s specific requirements and taste, creating unique made to measure layouts.
The first yacht in Sanlorenzo’s SP ‘Smart Performance’ range, the 33-metre SP110 represents an advanced technological platform that that combines innovation and sustainability with a design that favours personalisation and maximum comfort.
Designed by Marco Arnaboldi, the hull of the SP110 is optimised for use with hydrojet propulsion, providing a more versatile system which is less sensitive to variations in the boat’s weight.
Powered by three MAN V12 2000hp engines, the SP110 has a cruising speed of 36 knots with a max. speed of 40 knots.
The third model in Sanlorenzo’s semi-displacement SD fleet, the 24m SD90 is designed with the alfresco lifestyle in mind. The saloon has a large window which can remain open creating a continuous connection with the cockpit, which is augmented by the continuity of the natural flooring between the two areas, while the sizeable bow provides a generous open space.
With sustainability in mind, the interior by Patricia Urquiloa features many eco-focused elements including panelling made from recycled paper on the lower deck and every appliance on board having been carefully chosen for the highest quality and lowest consumption, including specialised materials for reducing electric load.
An optimised hull design, coupled with hybrid propulsion, enables the SD90 to reach top speeds of 17 knots with a fuel capacity of 13,000 litres.
Prestige X60 and M48
Prestige Motor Yachts also has duo world debuts, presenting the Prestige X60 and M48 to the public for the first time at the show.
The core concepts that have guided the design process…
Carlex Design is a tuning company known mostly for its untraditional approach to redesigning luxurious and posh vehicles from different brands. One of the firm’s model lines is dedicated to and inspired by the yachting culture and there’s now a new member joining this lineup. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Yachting Edition, possibly the most opulent SUV we’ve ever seen.
The Cullinan follows a similar design recipe as the Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition unveiled two years ago with a silver finish for sections of the vehicle’s body, including the fenders, doors, and bumpers. The hood, radiator grille, roof, pillars, and other smaller details, in turn, are finished in black. Carlex says the two colors are “contrasting, yet perfectly corresponding.” Massive 22-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with custom design round off the design changes on the outside.
If you are struggling to get the yachting vibe from the exterior, the interior will likely get you in the right mood. The cabin of the Cullinan has been almost completely redesigned with body-hugging seats in the same silver color as the exterior. Silver accents can be found on the dashboard, door panels, and center console, while contrasting orange leather covers sections of the dashboard, pillars, armrest, steering wheel, and others. With the help of wood decoration, Carlex says, “the Yachting Edition will definitely conquer the hearts of the fans of luxury and sunny marine spirit.”
No changes are reported to the engine under the hood but this isn’t unexpected since Carlex Design – as its name implies – is mostly focused on visual modifications. This means the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 is in stock form, capable of producing 563 horsepower (420 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque. That power reaches all four wheels through a permanent all-wheel drive and an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic gearbox.
If you want to know how much the Yachting Edition package from Carlex costs, you’ll have to contact the Polish tuning company. There’s no pricing information currently available but you can express your interest at the source link below.
Margot Robbiehas ditched her Barbie dreamhouse for a well-earned vacation along the Spanish coast. The Barbie star, 32, was photographed letting loose on a gorgeous yacht anchored off the coast of the Spanish island of Formentera over the weekend with Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek, her husband, Tom Ackerley, and several of their friends in photos that can be seen here. Margot shined as bright as the sun in a two-toned yellow striped bikini, which she accessorized with gold hoop earrings.
The trip looked like the ultimate summer getaway, as the group was seen getting ready to jump off the yacht into the warm Mediterranean waters below, Margot with a huge grin on her face. The Wolf of Wall Street actress also got some one-on-one time with her husband, who donned ombré blue swim trunks. The pair were spotted relaxing on a swimming platform after taking a dip in the gorgeous blue sea.
Rami was seen on the yacht donning a white tee and black shades, but he did not appear to partake in the water activities.
The enviable vacation came just days after Variety reported Margot earned $12.5 million for portraying Barbie in her highly anticipated comedy by Greta Gerwig, where she stars opposite Ryan Gosling as Ken. The heavy payday moved Margot to the top of the list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. Ryan is expected to make $12.5 million as well.
Margot and Ryan were seen filming an intense rollerblading scene at the end of June, during which a male actor (in character) smacked Barbie’s behind, prompting her to slap him in the face. Margot looked like the ultimate ’80s athlete in her adorable ensemble of bright pink biker shorts worn under a multi-colored thong bodysuit and a matching visor. Ken looked totally tubular in a shorts and button-down tank combo that matched Barbie’s outfit and wore pink shorts underneath.
Margot celebrated her 32nd birthday on the set of Barbie with a Barbie cake, per People. A real Barbie doll was at the center of the cake, and she was surrounded by a skirt made of cake…
Island Global Yachting LLC, also known as IGY Marinas, has entered into an agreement and will be acquired by the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, MarineMax, Inc., according to a statement released Tuesday.
“We are excited to join the MarineMax family and its experienced management team,” Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas, said in the written statement.
Mukamal and the IGY Marinas existing management team “will continue to lead the growth and operations of the business,” according to the statement posted to the MarineMax website.
“MarineMax brings significant resources, synergies, and competitive advantages to our business amplifying our potential for both organic and inorganic growth. With IGY’s irreplaceable destination portfolio, demonstrated track record of successful acquisitions and a robust pipeline, we are confident in our collective ability to strengthen and build on our position as the global leader in superyacht and luxury marina destinations and related services,” Mukamal added.
MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of up to $100 million two years after closing, according to the company.
“IGY Marinas, through recent acquisitions and organic growth, is projected to generate over $100 million of revenue in calendar 2022. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, MarineMax expects the acquisition to close in the first half of fiscal 2023,” according to the statement.
IGY Marinas has 23 marinas in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe, and “caters to a wide variety of luxury yachts, while also being exclusive home ports for some of the world’s largest megayachts,” according to the statement.
Two of the IGY marinas are located on St. Thomas, Yacht Haven Grande in Charlotte Amalie, and American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook.
“We are delighted to announce our acquisition of IGY Marinas, a transformative transaction for MarineMax, that significantly strengthens our ability to provide the best customer experience to yacht owners around the world,” said W. Brett McGill, Chief Executive Officer and President of MarineMax. “The addition of IGY Marinas positions MarineMax as the preeminent leader in the super yacht industry — the only company able to offer an integrated experience…
Project WITCHCRAFT, the second Amels 60, has left the Amels and Damen Yachting drydock in the Netherlands. This milestone signals the beginning of her final build phase before delivery to her owner later this year.
The much-anticipated launch of Amels 6002 finally took place at Damen Yachting’s headquarters in Vlissingen. This new Amels 60 Limited Editions design has generated a lot of interest, and onlookers were given a first glimpse of the 60-meter yacht’s bright and light color scheme. The exterior styling of the signature windows has been customized to meet the Owner’s requirements. Moran Yacht & Ship have represented the Owner throughout the build and explained what this significant moment meant to them.
“We are truly excited to see Project WITCHCRAFT emerge from the finishing shed and into the water for the first time. This milestone is always a special moment in the construction schedule. Moran Yacht & Ship is very proud of the many customizations we could implement into this platform, which is a testament to the Damen Yachting engineering and production team. The entire Owner’s team is looking forward to the final stages of production and moving towards another successful delivery.”
The custom windows on Amels 6002 are a great example of how this new generation of Amels Limited Editions carries the concept forward. This innovative build approach provides opportunities for maximum customization while still delivering fast delivery, proven technical capabilities, and tried-and-tested naval architecture and sea-keeping capabilities.
Featuring an exterior design by Espen Øino, this Amels 60 continues Damen Yachting’s drive to deliver Limited Editions designed for the future. With a Gross Tonnage of 830 GT, she accommodates 12 guests and 12 crew. She features hybrid power and propulsion technology, and the overall design focalizes on the onboard user experience. There is an emphasis on space throughout with the large Sun Deck, Swim Platform, and folding Owners Suite balcony and even space for a 9-meter luxury tender to be stowed on the foredeck. The light and airy interior have been custom-designed to the personal requirements of the Owner by an Interior Designer of the Owner’s choice.
The industry pioneers have outlined their vision for the future of the company ahead of an exciting show season……
It is no secret that Oceanco is currently experiencing the most exciting build cycle in the entire superyacht industry. If delivering the largest superyacht ever built in The Netherlands isn’t already enough, they are also in the process of building what will eventually become the longest sailing yacht ever built in The Netherlands. In the short space of half a year, Oceanco has proved that its reputation is resilient, its approach to risk-taking is unmatched, and it is at the very forefront of innovation in the industry. So you can’t help but wonder, what’s next for the shipyard, and where do they go from here?
The Dutch shipyard has already identified two ways that they want to lead positive change in the industry, and they both involve sustainability. The first initiative is to focus on the transition of energy sources, eliminating the reliance on fossil fuels by exploring alternative fuel sources, advanced battery systems and fuel cells. The second is to promote the circular economy, through the selection or creation of new materials to be used on board, and aiming for zero waste production during the build process.
Oceanco has pledged to at least halve its impact on the environment compared to the benchmark by 2030, aiming for 100% of their electricity usage to be supplied by renewable energy sources. Oceanco has stated that these ambitions are already on track to being realized. The recent major investment in their Alblasserdam premises focused on installing renewable energy systems to reduce power dependence on fossil fuels. The shipyard has a new ground source heat pump system – which reaches 200m below the surface – and cuts gas consumption in half. The shipyard also features rooftop solar panels that generate 200,000kWh per year.
When designing and building a superyacht in today’s age, it is imperative that the full life cycle is considered. A yacht today will have different needs and requirements than it will in five, 10 or even 20 years into the future. This means designing with refit specifically in mind. The shipyard states that they create technical spaces that can be retrofitted with technologies and systems in the future that are more sustainable and efficient. There is also a consideration for the recycling and reuse of materials that will be removed from the yacht for…
CLEARWATER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (“IGY Marinas”), which owns and operates a collection of iconic marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of up to $100 million two years after closing, subject to the achievement of defined performance metrics. IGY Marinas, through recent acquisitions and organic growth, is projected to generate over $100 million of revenue in calendar 2022. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, MarineMax expects the acquisition to close in the first half of fiscal 2023 and to be accretive within the first twelve months of closing. IGY Marinas will maintain its luxury branding that is well recognized as best-in-class in the global marina and superyacht communities. Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas, and the IGY Marinas existing management team will continue to lead the growth and operations of the business.
IGY Marinas distinguishes itself with a synergistic network of strategically positioned luxury marinas situated in the world’s most coveted yachting and sport fishing destinations. IGY Marinas has pioneered best-in-class standards for service and quality in nautical tourism around the world. It offers a global network of 23 curated marinas in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe, delivering year-round customer touchpoints. IGY Marinas caters to a wide variety of luxury yachts, while also being exclusive home ports for some of the world’s largest megayachts. The network of marinas is further bolstered by its exclusive Trident superyacht membership program, expansive service offerings, and comprehensive yacht management platform. In addition, IGY Marinas is a venue for exclusive events such as the Cannes Yachting Festival, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Superyacht Miami, and Art Basel. IGY Marinas is unique in that its scale and strategic geographic footprint enables it to provide vertically integrated services to superyacht customers as they travel to popular destinations.
“We are delighted to announce our acquisition of IGY Marinas, a transformative transaction for MarineMax, that significantly strengthens our ability to provide the best…
Denison and OneWater saw record yacht and boat sales at the recent Miami International Boat Show
Denison is #1 in worldwide superyacht sales and expands capabilities in yacht brokerage, yacht charter, yacht management and crew services
Further advances OneWater’s growth and diversification strategy, significantly bolstering product portfolio and customer reach
Extends OneWater’s geographic footprint, adding 21 locations across 7 states, allowing for additional market share gains
Expected to be immediately accretive to top-line growth, operating margin and earnings per share
BUFORD, Ga., March 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) (“OneWater” or “the Company”) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Denison Yachting, which will expand the Company’s presence into the superyacht category and ancillary yacht service offerings, in addition to yacht brokerage and new boat sales. The transaction is expected to close in the Company’s fiscal third quarter.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bob Denison and his team into the OneWater family, which expands and strengthens our presence in the superyacht and yacht categories,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer for OneWater. “As we move through the second fiscal quarter, we continue to capitalize on record demand and a growing backlog. Orders at the Miami Boat show were off the charts for both OneWater and Denison, which underscore our combined position as the premier marine retailer of choice from superyachts and yachts to traditional boat sales, parts and service. We look forward to enhancing our leadership position in the market in the coming years.”
Bob Denison, President of Denison Yachting said, “Strong consumer demand continues to fuel our growth and strengthens our position as industry leaders throughout the United States, Europe and the Mediterranean. Denison’s team of experienced yacht brokers is unparalleled in the world of yachting. Their commitment to take incredible care of clients will be accelerated thanks to OneWater’s tools, resources and support. We are excited to be joining the OneWater family and we look forward to what our shared future holds.”
With 70+ years of yachting history and expertise, Denison has proudly served for three generations as a leader in the yachting industry. Denison generated sales in excess of $80 million in calendar year 2021 and was ranked #1 in superyacht…