There were many, many new projects and concepts presented at the Monaco Yacht Show. We have selected about fifteen of them but, in order to present them in the best possible way, we have decided to divide them into two posts. Here is the first with the projects presented in no particular order. (Here all our posts about the Monaco Yacht Show)
Benetti Project Oro
Born out of the Shipyard’s intense interaction with its clients on projects for yachts over 80 metres and designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta, Project ORO is an 85-metre that represents a window on Benetti’s future. A project that uses the most modern propulsion technologies, minimising the dimensional impact.
“In the development of ‘Project ORO’,” says Giorgio M. Cassetta, “we developed a stylistic language of great visual purity and strong characterisation of the main masses, with a renunciation of the criteria of civil architecture in favour of a freer and more fluid movement of the sign, we attempted to project the project into an attainable future. In the strongly audacious contents, we hope to have captured the desires often expressed by customers in this size range and difficult to find in boats already seen”. It is difficult, after all, not to recognise a design like this.
In fact, the entire aft part is characterised by cantilevered terraces that are minimised by the superstructure which, with its interplay of full and empty volumes, gives lightness to the whole and emphasises the play of soft shapes that seem languidly resting on top of each other. An exercise in style by Giorgio M. Cassetta’s dazzling pencil that will not go unnoticed.
Monaco Yacht Show: Tankoa T680 Fenice
The first collaboration between Team for Design Enrico Gobbi and the Tankoa Yachts shipyard, the T680 Fenice is the perfect summa between the style of the Venetian designer and the stylistic features of the Genoese boutique shipyard and has been christened Fenice both by virtue of Enrico Gobbi’s city of origin and in honour of the beautiful theatre of the same name.
Its external lines are clearly inspired by the automotive industry and are characterised by large curved lines that give an effect of movement to the whole and by the large open stern designed to become one of the fulcrums of life on board, thanks also to the incredible infinity pool that seems to dive straight into the sea.
Great attention has been paid to the on-board circulation flows that have been designed to relax in the outdoor spaces and enjoy the interiors.
And speaking of interiors, Fenice features an owner’s suite on the upper deck that covers an area of almost 100 square metres, has breathtaking views and even a private foredeck.
Gulf Craft Majesty 160
In keeping with tradition, the Gulf Craft yard used the Monaco showcase to present its latest design: the Majesty 160.
Designed by Cristiano Gatto, the Majesty 160 is an evolution of the Majesty 155 and follows the new design direction of our Majesty range, introduced in early 2022 with the Majesty 111 at the Dubai International Boat Show. The 160 will be the yard’s second largest model.
The Majesty 160, which will go into production this year at Gulf Craft’s facility in the UAE, has naval architecture by renowned Dutch nautical designers Van Oossanen. Built to the specifications outlined by the Bureau Veritas Commercial Yacht Rules for yachts of less than 500 gross tonnes (GT), the Majesty 160 has a Gross Tonnage of 498 and meets all the safety requirements of a 500 GT vessel.
Taking design cues from the iconic Majesty 175, the interior and exterior of the new Majesty 160 have been designed with obsessive attention to detail to create a seamless balance between exterior and interior spaces. Among her highlights is the owner’s suite, located forward on the main deck, which includes a private lounge, a retractable balcony, a large private bathroom with bath and shower, as well as a full-beam master cabin.
Monaco Yacht Show: Victory Design Bolide 170
Presented in Monaco, Bolide 170 is the flagship of the range inaugurated some time ago with Bolide 80, the 25-metre yacht being built by Victory in collaboration with Persico Marine.
The Bolide 170 will be available with diesel or hybrid propulsion: depending on the type of motorisation used it will reach 50 or 70 knots. The diesel version will feature a light alloy hull and carbon fibre superstructure, while the hybrid model will have a composite hull. The exterior layout of the new 50-metre has large open-air spaces while the interior features four guest cabins, a large owner’s suite and a spacious crew area.
The beach club with folding terraces and the two swimming pools connected by a waterfall are beautiful. On Bolide, finally, the guest and crew areas have been designed to be totally separate and guarantee maximum privacy.
U-Boat Worx Nautilus
Unusual and unsuspected is the design presented in Monaco by Dutch builder U-Boat Worx. It is Nautilus, a 1,250-tonne, 37.5-metre submarine that will be at home both as a yacht and as a submarine.
As the world leader in the small submarine market, U-Boat Worx has finally succeeded in realising a realistic combination of luxury and safety in a fully certified private submarine. In yacht operation, the Nautilus has outdoor spaces that include a large sundeck with a freshwater pool, bar and dining area. This outdoor accommodation is withdrawn before the submarine descends below sea level. The interior accommodates ten people in four double cabins and a master suite, as well as six crew members.
As a submarine, Nautilus will be able to remain underwater for up to four days. At cruising speed, the underwater endurance is six hours. When not in use, the Nautilus can be moored at any dock that can accommodate its 6.5 metre draft. The Nautilus has a starting price of 25 million euros.
Monaco Yacht Show: Heesen project XV67
The Dutch yard presented the XV67 which is a modern take on the 57-metre explorer launched four years ago and designed by Winch Design.
10 metres longer than the original design, but still equipped with a steel state, the new XV67 remains faithful to the original design intent: to create a vessel that allows owners to venture into extreme latitudes while maintaining the comfort and luxury of a superyacht. Compared to the 57-metre, the new XV67 has larger interior volumes, recovered by moving the tenders to the aft deck, and therefore has larger cabins and an incredible new owner’s suite spread over three levels and with a private deck at its disposal.
In addition to this, the yacht includes a certified elida for an Airbus 145, fitness centre, open-air cinema, sky lounge, wellness area with SPA and gym and storage for diving equipment and water toys.
Sirena Marine’s superyachts
In Monaco Sirena Marine announced its entry into the world of superyachts. The new range will be a natural evolution of the existing models and will comprise three models of 35, 42 and 50 metres respectively.
The new line of Sirena superyachts, which will be built in steel and aluminium at the shipyard’s Istanbul facility, will feature exteriors by Italian designer Luca Vallebona and naval architecture by Dutch studio Van Oossanen Naval Architects, while the interiors of each vessel will be fully customisable to meet the needs and desires of each individual owner.
As a constant feature throughout the new range, the Sirena superyachts have been specifically designed to offer owners and guests generous volumes. Highlights include folding bulwarks and multi-level social areas with pools and sundecks.
“Sirena’s superyachts will be sporty, elegant and offer large open spaces,” said Luca Vallebona. “I would like to highlight two references to the past that I have used for the concepts. The first is the use of words like patio and pergola that come directly from the classical Latin era, as I am fascinated by architecture. The other is the bottom line of the side window of the main deck, which cannot be seen as anything other than an overhanging line of a beautiful J Class, a timeless symbol of luxury and sportiness.”
Monaco Yacht Show: Project Lyckra
It is called Project Lyckra and it is the concept for a 77-metre that sees the collaboration of German shipyard Nobiskrug and Swedish studio Tillberg Design as well as Denison Yachting as the dealer.
“Lycka” is the Swedish word for happiness. Happiness is the feeling of well-being and joy. A yacht is the most personalised luxury product there is. It is a dream designed and built to enhance every aspect of the owner’s personality.
A home away from home, the best place to spend time with family and friends to reconnect with oneself. Articulated on three decks, The Lycka has clean, flowing exterior lines that well disguise the 2000GT’s considerable tonnage.
The Scandinavian-inspired interior is characterised by understated luxury and can accommodate up to 14 guests in six well-appointed guest cabins and a master suite. Lyckra has a further 11 cabins to accommodate up to 21 crew members. Lycka will be equipped with a diesel hybrid propulsion system that will generate enough power to sail at 12 knots and reach speeds of 17 knots.