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Editors' picks | YACHTING | November 28, 2020

| Editors' picks | YACHTING | 11.28.2020 |

A new COVID-19 inspired shadow vessel concept named Haven | November 27, 2020

Haven, developed by ShadowCAT and australian naval architect as well as engineering service firmIncat Crowther, is described as a “protective layer” to the owner’s mothership. By its design it helps owners and charterers to maintain COVID-secure social bubbles on board as there is an acting buffer between the main yacht and outside world. This year has brought so many changes and even to yachts designs. Haven will act as a COVID-19 testing facility and quarantine space before allowing guests and crew to proceed onto the mothership.

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Benetti begins construction on 62m superyacht FB283

Miranda Blazeby | | November 27, 2020

Construction has begun on the 62 metre Benetti superyacht FB283. The traditional coin ceremony took place in Livorno, followed by the keel laying; a construction milestone marking the start of construction. When complete, the five deck custom yacht will feature a fast displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a tapering stern and long bow. Read the full article: Benetti begins construction on 62m superyacht FB283


The Buyer Journey: The value of good contracts

BRYONY MCCABE | | November 27, 2020

Never before has the value of a good contract been more profound. With worldwide lockdowns, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, throwing many in-build projects off schedule, a light has been shone on the importance of robust new-build contracts, from both a client and shipyard perspective.

A client will find that disparities between stage payments and the transfer of title require clear and cogent legal protection, while changes to the original spec, or to the agreed schedule, are also considerations that require legal purview. Ultimately, for a project lasting multiple years, and with many variables, there is a degree of risk carried by all parties throughout. And this risk is best offset with a robust contract.

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Gulf Craft’s 54m yacht Majesty 175 launched in the UAE

Louis Parkes-Talbot | | November 26, 2020

After four years under construction, Gulf Craft’s largest superyacht yet, the carbon-composite Majesty 175, has been launched. The 54-metre tri-deck yacht has a beam of 9.6 metres and a gross tonnage of 780. Her naval architecture is the work of Yankee Delta Studio and her interior and exterior design come from the Italian drawing boards of Cristiano Gatto Design. Read the full article: Gulf Craft’s 54m yacht Majesty 175 launched in the UAE


New Yacht: Riva 88 Folgore Patrick Sciacca | | November 24, 2020

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When Riva launched the 66 Ribelle about two years ago, it introduced yachting enthusiasts to its Sportfly line, which combines a performance focus with the lines of an express cruiser and the function of a flybridge. The Italian shipyard takes that idea to new lengths with its Sportfly-range flagship 88 Folgore, which means “lightning bolt” in Italian. It’s a clever design that maintains a relatively low profile. It’s a look that should appeal to cruisers and speed fans alike. Riva says the yacht’s sporty aesthetic is partially inspired by automotive designs. It is also the result of a collaboration among Officina Italiana Design, the builder’s product strategy committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group engineering department. Read the full article: New Yacht: Riva 88 Folgore


A buyer’s guide to the 30-50m sailing yacht segment

Rory Jackson | | November 26, 2020

While a number of years ago the 30-50m sailing yacht sector was considered to be a relatively popular and competitive sector, the market today is quite different. As the superyacht market opened up to new demographics of UHNWIs the movement away from traditional sailing and towards the motoryacht sector hastened as most chose to engage with an asset class that was deemed to be more flexible and practical as the sailing yacht experience became less and less about the sailing itself and more about the various luxury pastimes that go hand in hand with the contemporary superyacht lifestyle. As a result, the legitimate options for 30-50m sailing yacht buyers today are few and far between. Read the full article: A buyer’s guide to the 30-50m sailing yacht segment


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