Monaco Yacht Club – the super yacht hub of the summer

As summer sun continues to shine on European hotspots in the Med, super yachts of all shapes and sizes have descended on Monaco, using the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco as their base. Baroque Access takes a look

 

Super yacht owners from all over the world moor their fine vessels at the famous Yacht Club de Monaco every year – and this summer is no exception. Monaco is, after all, a key yachting destination, and whether they visit the Principality to enjoy an important event, like the Monaco Grand Prix, or use this jet set destination as their base from which to explore further afield in the Med, those who can afford to own or charter a luxury yacht pass through Monaco every summer.

 

Many of the world’s most prestigious luxury yachts moor here permanently, whilst others visit during the warmer months. But at any time of the year you’ll find at least 25% of the world’s largest super yachts moored at this architecturally beautiful establishment, which was designed by Norman Foster in 2014 to resemble a boat. This beautiful structure is the perfect location from which to enjoy a drink as the sun sets over the harbour on a warm summer’s evening.

 

The Monaco Yacht Club, as it is called in English, offers numerous facilities including a burgeoning sports section where members can learn how to sail. This part of the Yacht Club was founded by Prince Rainer III in 1970; it offers sailing lessons for experienced sailors and amateurs from the age of six. The lessons, coaching and training sessions are held year-round by highly experienced instructors.

 

The Yacht Club de Monaco also plays a pivotal role in the life of Monaco’s main port, Monte Carlo, making it the center of maritime activities for the Principality and for all those who visit there. Throughout the year there are numerous sporting and social events in Port Hercule. The next one on the agenda is coming up in September 2017.

 

This is Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe, held from 13 to 17 September this year, a bi-annual event when the harbour is filled with a variety of historical boats, from small recreational craft to luxury vessels. Visitors come to see classic sailing yachts of the past, as well as dinghies, motorboats, and motor-yachts from different eras. They stroll through the southern part of the quay of the Yacht Club de Monaco, learning about Monaco’s proud maritime heritage and the many vessels that have sailed here, all meticulously restored to their former glory.

 

If you would like to moor your yacht at Yacht Club de Monaco sometime this summer, whether it’s your own vessel or a charter, be sure to contact Baroque Access right away. Mail us now, info@baroqueaccess.com and we will take care of all the arrangements for you. If you are interested in visiting the upcoming Monaco Classic Week in September, contact us for all the information. And if you require flights, hotels, transfers, and so on when visiting Monaco, contact our sister company, Baroque Travel, who will be happy to make all your travel arrangements for you. Mail them immediately while there’s still time, info@baroquetravel.com.

Ritz Carlton takes luxury to the sea

Expect sumptuous sea vessels and exciting journeys as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company takes to the seas with a series of luxury yachts and cruises. Baroque Travel has all the details

 

The Ritz-Carlton group is about to become quite unique; it will soon be the only one of its kind in the world, a brand that offers bespoke luxury travel experiences on both land and sea. Last month the group introduced the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a luxury hospitality service brought to us by award-winning luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton its first foray into the cruising sector of the luxury travel market.

 

The new company is creating three exquisite cruising yachts, designed by cruise ship design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden. The first Ritz-Carlton yacht will take to the sea at the end of 2019.

 

Cruises on these luxurious vessels will be between 7 and 10 days in duration, and when it embarks in the last quarter of 2019, the first ship will visit a variety of exciting destinations including the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Latin America. As these luxury yachts will be much smaller than cruise liners, they will be able to visit locations that are inaccessible to larger cruise ships, including the likes of Capri, Portofino and St Barth.

 

Journeys on these luxury yachts will include visiting ports of call for the day, and overnight. Because of their size, these luxury yachts will offer accommodation of 149 suites for a maximum of 298 passengers. Each suite will feature a private balcony offering spectacular sea views. There will also be two spacious duplex penthouse suites on each yacht.

 

Journeys will offer guests an unrivalled level of personal service and comfort, something Ritz-Carlton hotels are already synonymous with, but an offering that is quite unusual when it comes to cruising. The yachts will feature restaurants by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant located at The Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg. In addition, they will each offer the services of a signature Ritz-Carlton spa. Of course, that will be of the highest standard, too.

 

According to President and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC, Herve Humler, “This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world in a relaxed, casually elegant and comfortable atmosphere with the highest level of personalized service.”

 

The cruising itineraries will be bespoke, developed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s resorts with the casual freedom of an unparalleled yachting vacation. These one-of-a-kind destination journeys will be created in collaboration with local chefs, musicians and artists, so that guests can experience each destination in a unique and unusual way.

 

Reservations for these superlative Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection experiences will open in May 2018, and will include private yacht charters. So if you’d like more information on the yachts and their destinations, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will assist you in every way possible.

Rolls-Royce invites you sailing

British automaker Rolls-Royce recently unveiled a powered yacht that will make cruising the seas an extremely luxurious experience. Baroque Yachts has all the details

 

The brand new 65-foot Aeroboat S6 day cruiser is the second yacht powered and propelled by Rolls-Royce and designed by London design studio Claydon Reeves. The first Aeroboat SV12 was created in 2013 and featured the iconic Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine in reconditioned form.

 

The new iteration is made from aluminum and carbon and rides on a hull that was developed by British studio BMT Nigel Gee. It’s powered by twin MTU V10 2000 M96 Rolls-Royce engines and a water jet propulsion system. The result is fully optimized and sporty performance.

 

The design of the yacht is described as a representation of the luxury outdoor lifestyle and the thrill of high performance cruising. Obviously, the easy access to the water’s edge is another advantage. The cockpit is shaped like a teardrop – this is one of the Aeroboat S6’s signature characteristics. In the central mid-ship seating area there is a dining table; the seating area then continues all the way to aft swim platform.

 

This exceptional yacht boasts two decks that can host up to 12 guests. There is only accommodation for up to four people, though. The cabin below features an entertainment area as well as a Pullman for crew or guests. Many of this iconic yacht’s features are larger, including a tender garage that can house a 3.8m tender or two jet skis. 

 

To give the yacht easy access to the water, the Aeroboat is designed with an extendable swim platform; this can be lowered to act as a ladder into the sea. The inclusion of Rolls-Royce joystick controls ensures easy and accurate manoeuvrability when navigating in port or alongside other vessels. The yacht’s top speed with a light load is estimated at approximately 48 knots. Its range is 40 knots and the full 1,518-gallon fuel capacity offers approximately 400 nautical miles.

 

The new Aeroboat yacht project will feature a range of luxurious models offered between 55 and 100 feet-plus. The Aeroboat draws inspiration from the design of iconic British aircraft over the past 100 years, all of which harnessed Rolls-Royce power.

 

If you would like to find out more about this iconic yacht project, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us right away, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will find out all the information you require.

Where to moor your yacht in Europe this summer

One of the hottest spots to moor a yacht this summer is the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona. Baroque Yachts finds out why it’s so popular

 

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Barcelona has been Europe’s super yacht hotspot for the past year, and it looks as if it’s going to be a hot contender in summer 2017 as well. There are plenty of reasons why this beautiful port city is being chosen by yacht owners and those who are chartering super yachts for the summer months – it’s a stunning city, and it’s close to numerous exquisite destinations, both those in Catalan waters and the breathtaking Balearic Islands.

 

Barcelona’s port has been recently redeveloped and now provides a variety of state-of-the-at mooring facilities for visitors and their yachts right in the center of the waterfront. There are 10 marinas in Barcelona in all, offering at least 8,000 berths. The price of mooring your yacht in this city is comparable to mooring in any of the French ports, which is another reason the Spanish city is becoming so popular. And the city itself is another reason to moor here.

 

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Barcelona is beautiful, and mooring your yacht in its marinas, including the stunning, centrally located OneOcean Port Vell, which caters to large yachts as well as smaller vessels, offers an opportunity to explore what is known as one of the most charming cities in Europe, with its many cultural and artistic treasures.

 

While Monte Carlo and the French Riviera will always be extremely popular, the Spanish have one thing going for them – they know how to party with abandon. And that’s another reason Barcelona is becoming such a hotspot, not only for those enjoying summer vacations on a luxury yacht, but for those travelling by air or road to get there.

 

The city boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven of which are properties created by genius Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi to honor his exceptional, creative contribution to architecture and building technology in the 19th and 20th Centuries. This distinctive Spanish city offers a world of discovery that includes an artistic legacy not only from the likes of Gaudi but also from famous artists through the ages such as Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Maria Fortuny, Ramon Casas and Antoni Tapies.

 

The city is also renowned for its superb cuisine, and there are at least 23 Michelin star restaurants to be found there. It is also known for its lively street parties, food revelries and spectacular events. In fact, in Barcelona, every event is an excuse to have a good party.

 

Aside from OneOcean Port Vell, which is one of the most popular marinas in the Mediterranean because it can accommodate larger super yachts, there’s also Vilanova Grand Marina that can accommodate larger yachts as well.

 

Of course the cruising grounds close to the city are what makes it such a popular mooring destination. The Balearic Islands, including the most popular ones (Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca), are filled with spectacular beauty, stunning dining opportunities and lots of lively nightlife. Super yachts can also venture further down the Spanish coast. Alternatively, there’s the breathtaking Cote d’Azur and Sardinia just waiting to be discovered.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about mooring your yacht in Barcelona, or would like to find our more information about the marinas that still have availability for the summer months, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us right away, info@baroqueyachts.com, and we will find out all the information you require to ensure you enjoy a stunning yacht vacation in Spain and its surrounds.

A luxury yacht to match your Bugatti Chiron!

Recently revealed, Bugatti’s luxury sport yacht has been created for those who want to match their $2.6 million Chiron supercar to something for use on the water. Baroque Yachts investigates

 

Boasting a fire pit and a Jacuzzi, not to mention Bugatti’s superlative styling, the limited edition sport yacht, Bugatti Niniette 66, has been inspired by the brand’s famous supercar, Chiron, the fastest production car in the world. This is not the first time that Bugatti has branded products other than its magnificent vehicles. There have been complete furniture collections boasting the Bugatti signature, high end watches and even motorcycles. And now there’s a Bugatti super yacht added to the mix.

 

The reason is simple, according to Bugatti’s Design Director and Head of Interior Design, Etienne Salome. He believes that the brand’s design philosophy is “so unique and original” that it lends itself to numerous products, not just exquisite cars. He does admit, though, that “a yacht is something special”, and for this reason, Bugatti’s design team collaborated with the expert yacht designers and builders at Palmer Johnson when they developed this innovative, powerful yacht.

 

Premier yacht designers Palmer Johnson are renowned for developing innovative yachts for the next generation, so designing Bugatti’s very special vessel was an exciting opportunity. The result is a very unique yacht that combines both brands’ design ethic and philosophy. And it matches the Bugatti Chiron perfectly, as this extraordinary sports car, which made its world premier at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, boasts a huge amount of power and can reach a top speed of 261mph.

 

The project has been in the works since 2015 and prospective buyers include many who own the Bugatti Chiron. The final product is a force to be reckoned with, a luxurious 66-foot-long sports yacht that is as powerful as it is beautiful. Made of carbon fiber composite so that it can move as fast as possible, the yacht can reach a top speed of 44 knots. Its spacious open deck features leather seats and exquisite oak wood. The lower deck boasts a champagne bar, lots of space and seating and a sun pad, not to mention the private Jacuzzi and fire pit mentioned earlier.

 

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Inside, there’s a massive spacious salon instead of smaller cabins, beautifully fitted with a couch and massive flat screen TV. Next to the salon is a king-sized bed, plus a massive couch to sleep more guests.

The yacht boasts two 1,000-horsepower MAN V8-1,000 engines paired with Marine Jet propulsion water jets. The power is controlled by joystick in the topside cockpit which also boasts an interactive infotainment system that controls navigation, monitoring of systems and entertainment. The yacht’s shallow 4.3-foot draft enables it to enter waters denied boasts of a similar class because of their deeper draw.

 

The 66 limited edition yachts will be delivered to their lucky owners in exactly a year’s time, March 2018.

For those who aren’t aware – Bugatti actually does have a boat-building heritage. In 1930, the auto manufacturer was commissioned by Austrian Prince Carlo Maurizio Ruspoldi to build a one-off speedboat. It was named Niniette after the prince’s daughter’s pet, hence the name of the new water-bound Bugatti iteration.

 

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Palmer Johnson Timur Mohamed has the last word. “The challenge was to create an experience and a persona as much as a yacht,” he explains, describing Niniette’s “streamlined luxury, sophisticated style, and unprecedented quality”. “For owners of tomorrow,” he says, “Niniette will lift your expectations of life even higher”.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about this exceptional super yacht, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us right away, info@baroqueyachts.com, and we will find out all the information you require, including how to purchase one of these limited edition super yachts. If you are interested in finding out more about the Chiron super car, or purchasing one, our sister company, Baroque Ground can assist. Mail them immediately, info@baroqueground.com.

Aston Martin powerboat debuts

This February at the 29th annual Yachts Miami Beach, Aston Martin debuted a stunning Powerboat. Baroque Yachts has all the details

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Yachts Miami Beach, from 16 to 20 February 2017, featured many of the most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and super yachts from international custom boat builders. It also featured a reveal from one of the world’s most luxurious automobile manufacturers, the prototype Aston Martin AM37 powerboat. This represents an entirely new concept for the yachting world, and was received with much acclaim.

 

Created by Quintessence Yachts, the AM37 certainly challenges the status quo and offers the perfect translation of Aston Martin’s legendary personality into an entirely new maritime concept. The boat design combines innovative technology with bespoke craftsmanship. As the brand describes it, “there is a perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality”.

 

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The Aston Martin Powerboat can carry a maximum of eight passengers, making it an ideal luxury day cruiser. Quintessence Yachts designed and crafted the vessel with meticulous attention to detail at their UK premises last year. Some of the more unique aspects of the boat include a sliding deck that uses unique technology that enables owners to cover and uncover the boat’s cockpit at the touch of a button. The Powerboat also features a wraparound windscreen created from a single piece of sculpted glass that drapes over the boat’s foredeck. This innovative windscreen sets a new industry standard with its extreme double curvature.

 

The boat has an electro-hydraulic carbon fiber top that can be stowed above the engine hatch when not in use. There’s also a swim platform that extends from the aft deck that gives passengers easy access to the water. The carbon fiber dashboard is reminiscent of various styling elements from some of the most advanced Aston Martin sports cars. It is created in the finest leather and offers various functional features in polished metal including the steering wheel, joystick and throttle handles.

 

The AM37 has been designed to be used both by day and overnight. The table converts into a comfortable double bed and the cabin offers air-conditioning and mood lighting. There is a fridge, microwave oven and espresso machine in the cabin as well as an onboard toilet and the interior design includes leather, metal, glass and wood plus exquisite furnishings.

 

The Powerboat is 37 feet long and comes in a choice of two versions, one with an estimated top speed of 45 and a choice of two 370 hp Mercury diesel engines, and the other with two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines and an estimated top speed of 50 knots.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about this unique Powerboat, let Baroque Yachts assist. Email us immediately, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will provide you with all the details you require.

Super Yacht Solandge

Ranked as one of the 10 finest German super yachts in the world by Charterworld, second only to mega yacht Azzam, the magnificent 180m Solandge created by Lurssen offers every possible sumptuous facility for the ultimate luxury cruising experience

 

Built at Lurssen’s shipyard in 2013,the innovative, spectacular Solandge is 85m long, with a steel hull and aluminum super structure. With a timeless design by EspenOeino and extravagant contemporary interiors created by Aileen Rodriguez, this superlative mega yacht is available for luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean during the winter months and in the magnificent Mediterranean for summer fun in the sun. This is your ultimate five-star hotel on the water, available for cruising some of the most coveted locations around the world.

Solandge, which has recently become available for charter, is an elegant vessel that offers every possible luxury facility for up to 12 guests in eight sumptuous cabins as well as five luxurious guest decks. It boasts a crew of 29 members to cater to guests’ every whim; they are accommodated in 15 comfortable crew cabins. A vacation on board this sumptuous super yacht is an unforgettable experience for those who can afford it.

The yacht, one of Lurssen’s finest, is reminiscent of the brand’s super yachts Phoenix 2, Quattroelle and Ace. It’s a striking vessel, spacious, with a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots (and a range of 6,000 nautical miles at that cruising speed).

Solandge offers a glamorous owner’s cabin that spans the ship’s full beam and offers a private deck with spa pool, office, dressing room and bathroom, second dressing room and bathroom, sitting room with fireplace, and windows offering breathtaking 180-degree views throughout. The yacht itself features an indoor/outdoor gym, sheltered reception area on the main deck, a swimming pool, two hot tubs and an indoor movie theater and outdoor nightclub with DJ station. There’s also a full dive center, a substantial tender garage and an extensive spa with sauna, steam room, massage room and beauty salon that offers access to the swim platform.

There’s an open plan living area on the main deck and a spacious aft deck that opens onto a multi-functional entertainment area. In addition, the bridge deck offers seating for outdoor dining. There are also numerous spacious indoor entertainment areas for guests, including a large seating area with fireplace, piano and TV screen as well as various other areas that are also wired for karaoke.

A highlight of the interior is the breathtaking 15m sculpture in the atrium lobby that lights up; it’s nicknamed ‘the tree of life’ and features 1,200 illuminated Murano glass flowers. This is encircled by a stainless steel and leather bannister to accompany the gorgeous grand staircase. In front of the lobby area one finds the guest cabins, each with its own color scheme. And throughout, the interior is lit by stunning Schonbeck chandeliers.

Lazing in the sun whilst cruising is a favorite pastime on Solandge, which is why the sun deck is large and multifunctional. On the center deck there’s a stunning horseshoe-shaped bar area with gold mosaic finish and for more private star-gazing, there’s a romantic area tucked to starboard that’s piled high with cushions. Various other expansive outside areas make the lifestyle on board Solandge very much a choice of indoor and outdoor day and night.

Entertainment on board Solandge is unmatched, with a wide selection of options including wireless Internet access for streaming music, movies and shows. The yacht boasts its own state-of-the-art audio-visual system and a games room in the main salon. When it comes to water sports, this yacht offers every possible facility. There are three Yamaha Waverunners, three Seabobs, a Narwhal Jet Boat, stand-up Jetski – and that’s just the start. Other playthings include inflatable kayaks and tubes, surfboards, wakeboards and paddleboards. Solandge is also equipped with diving and snorkeling equipment including eight full sets of diving gear and four additional tanks. And let’s not forget the two 300 HP Diesel tenders, a Centurion Wake Boat and a Fassmer Rescue Boat. Basically, pampered guests on Solandge can enjoy every possible type of fun in the water – and then some.

 

If you would like to charter this unmatched luxury yacht either now, for fun in the Caribbean, or for an endless summer of entertainment and luxury in the Med, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us immediately, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will make all the necessary arrangements for you.

Top Yacht Charter Destinations for Summer 2017

Come summer, where are you planning to charter a yacht? Baroque Yacht finds out about some of the top luxury yacht charter destinations to enjoy a vacation this summer

 

Dream big this summer, because the most exquisite destinations where you can charter a luxury yacht are all true dream destinations. Whether you choose a magical Mediterranean island or wish to spend an exotic summer in the Bahamas, there are numerous stunning locations to choose from.

Every travel company worth its salt has decided which destinations are musts to visit, and we have taken a look at what they say, and come up with a list of our own. So here goes…

 

Island idylls

Top of this list are Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, including Kos, Patmos and Rhodes, all located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, just off the Turquoise (Turkish) coast. Only 26 of the 163 Dodecanese islands are inhabited, but you can visit many of them in the comfort of your own sumptuous yacht. Best time to visit? July and August.

Next comes Spain’s beautiful Balearic Islands, the four largest of which are Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Formentera. Best time to visit? July when the Ibiza Boat Party is on. Ideally situated in the Med, these magnificent islands are a joy to explore. 

Cruising the Caribbean will always be popular, particularly if you’re heading for the Bahamas and British Virgin islands. Visit any time of the year, because these beautiful islands boast stunning weather for 12 glorious months.

 

Coastal delights

You can’t beat the French Riviera when it comes to a perfect climate, stunning scenery and a jet set atmosphere. The coastal area of the South of France (Cote d’Azur) offers the definitive summer vacation, with more glitz and glamor per kilometer and a choice of exotic hotspots, from Monaco and Nice to Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez and Marseilles. Best time to visit? June, when the Cannes Film Festival takes place.

The Dalmatian Coast is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for a chic summer holiday. Luxury yachts are de rigueur in this part of the world. The charming old town of Dubrovnik is a great place to explore, and the beauty along the coastline is breathtakingly spectacular, especially the ancient fortress town of Montenegro, with its dramatic backdrop of mountains and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bay of Kotor, also in Montenegro with offers berths for yachts big and small.

The Turkish Riviera and the coast in southwest Turkey are both regaining popularity. The area isn’t called ‘The Turquoise Coast’ for nothing. The waters around here are filled with luxury yachts soaking up the sun and enjoying the summer Mediterranean lifestyle with all the trimmings.

 

If you would like to book a yacht charter in any of these dream destinations, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us now while there’s still time, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will arrange your luxury summer vacation for you.

Priceless Lexus super yacht on the horizon

Not content with providing the world with super-fast super cars, luxury super car manufacturer Lexus has created a yacht that reaches unbelievable speeds. Baroque Yachts finds out all about it

 

In the future we may be seeing Lexus luxury boats on the seas, if the Japanese-based luxe supercar manufacturer’s latest project is anything to go by. This month, Lexus revealed a superlative, unique super yacht, a hint that they may shortly be producing exquisite, fast, sporty sailing vessels as well as the luxury cars they have become so famous for. The yacht was introduced at Di Lido Island on Biscayne Bay, Florida, by Lexus Chief Branding Officer, Akio Toyoda.

 

Lexus has announced that they will be expanding “into new areas of lifestyle and recreation”, so a series of super sailing boats may well be part of the plan. The brand’s new sport yacht concept certainly hints at their future preoccupation. The yacht can reach approximately 43 knots (49 miles per hour); this is almost as fast as the fastest vessel on the market, which reaches 50 knots. That’s a mean feat for a car manufacturer.

 

The high tech vessel, which is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, is designed to accommodate up to eight people at a time, boasts twin 5.0 liter V8 petrol engines and is inspired by the high-performance vehicle, the Lexus RC F coupe, GS F sport saloon and the brand’s latest iteration, the LC 500 luxury coupe. The fully networked, integrated audio and video entertainment system on the yacht was created by Videoworks of Italy; it offers 4G, Wi-Fi and WAN. By using carbon-fiber reinforced plastic to create the yacht, its weight is significantly reduced; in fact, it’s almost 2,200 pounds lighter than similar sized yachts that are made of fiberglass reinforced plastic. Interestingly enough, the carbon fiber is also used on the automaker’s incredible LFA, which reaches up to 202 miles per hour.

 

Two separate teams at Lexus’ Design Center in Japan were given the brief to create the proof-of-concept Lexus Sport Yacht, and their concepts were then submitted for evaluation way back in 2015. It was an exciting time for the creative at Lexus, pushing their boundaries creatively to design something outside of the automobile realm. The selected proposal was then refined throughout 2015 and into 2016, and the yacht was finally built. The result is a bespoke, one-off project. As yet, Lexus has shown no intention of putting the yacht into production. The concept was then built by the Marquis-Carver Yacht Group in Wisconsin, USA.

 

If you would like to find out more about this incredible concept yacht, you are welcome to mail Baroque Yachts, info@baroqueyachts.com. If you would like information on any of Lexus’ stunning new vehicle models for 2017, contact our sister company, Baroque Ground, right away, info@baroqueground.com and they will assist you.

The largest super yacht marina in the Middle East is coming

Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is planning to build a massive new harbor in Dubai harbor for super yachts. Baroque Yachts finds out all the details

 

Dubai is already a major playground for the wealthy, but Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashin Al Maktoum has plans to ensure this Gulf location remains top of the list. He recently revealed plans to build the largest marina in the Middle East on the Dubai waterfront. His plan? To attract wealthy yacht owners from all the states in the Gulf, who together own at least a third of the largest super yachts on earth.

The new marina, which will be situated in the area between the Palm Jumeirah and the Jumeirah Beach Residence, will be developed by the Dubai holding company Meraas. The multi-purpose project, named ‘Dubai Harbor’ will stretch over 20 million square feet. It will include a marina capable of accommodating 1,400 large super yachts up to 85 meters in length as well as a 1,500 square foot terminal for luxury cruise liners that will accommodate up to 6,000 passengers at a time as well as a shopping mall, hotels, offices, yacht club, entertainment area, residential apartments, restaurants and even an events arena.

 

There will be an illuminated 135-meter (443-foot) tower called ‘Dubai Lighthouse’, featuring a luxury hotel and observation deck. The marina, which will be home to the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, will also incorporate Skydive Dubai, Logo Island and Dubai International Marine Club via a new road network and a monorail.

The impressive project, which will expand Dubai’s yacht capacity by approximately 50% from the current offering of 3,000 yachts., will be developed in several phases. It is expected to be complete within four years, according to UAE Vice President and Dubai Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, who made a public announcement about the major new waterfront development on 2 January this year.

 

“I am confident that the project will have a highly positive effect on the tourism sector of our entire region,” he said in his address. “We are keen to encourage new projects and promote investments that will contribute to bringing more tourists to the region, people who are interested in experiencing this part of the world."

To connect the rest of the city with the marina, there will be a new bridge that links directly from Sheikh Zayed Road, where the marina will be located. The bridge will also be accessed via public transport, from either the monorail system at Palm Jumeirah or from a metro stop at the new Bluewaters Island project. Plans are also underway for a pedestrian bridge to the Palm Jumeirah, which will feature a jogging and cycling track.

 

For more information on this extensive commercial project, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us now regarding yacht berths or any other information you may require, info@baroqueyachts.com.

Super yacht Ulysses for sale

The fourth largest super yacht in the world, Ulysses is a force to be reckoned with on the high seas. Baroque Yachts takes a look at this explorer yacht that is currently on sale for $95 million

 

Built by renowned Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Maritime AS, Ulysses is their first super yacht, as they specialize mainly in commercial vessels. With Ulysses they created a yacht with an unmatched level of perfection, an offshore explorer yacht that competes not only against any other super yacht of its caliber ever built, but can also withstand any challenge that the sea offers.

Boasting more amenities than most super yachts in the 21st Century, Ulysses is 107 meters in length, and boasts a huge 18m beam. Both hull and superstructure are created from steel. The interior design was the project of H2 Yacht Design, a challenge because of the sheer volume of the interior. The result exceeds expectations on all counts.

This magnificent super yacht offers everything possible to ensure a life as a luxury charter vessel. There are more super yacht toys than one can mention, including buggies, motorbikes, sailing boats, a state-of-the-art diving center, and much more. And let’s not forget every possible high tech onboard entertainment feature imaginable.

The highlight is the vast 21 meter tender, that is known as U-21, which is located in the foredeck. It features specially fitted cranes to lower it into and out of the water. Built in New Zealand, it offers the opportunity for deep sea fishing and accommodates up to seven guests in five cabins. And let’s not forget the helipad that comes complete with hangar and refueling station. That will give you a taste of the luxury and diversity on offer in this superlative explorer yacht.

As far as capacity is concerned, Ulysses can accommodate up to 30 guests in 15 luxurious cabins and a crew of 30 staff who share 15 crew cabins. Completed this year in March, the yacht boasts an incredible range of 8,500. And why is it on sale, you ask? Simple – the owner wants a larger one, 116 meters in length. It’s currently being built and will be ready to sail in early 2017.

One thing is certain. Anybody who purchases this treasure will be able to enjoy cruising around the world’s oceans with every possible comfort, luxury and safety feature. Its features, which are astounding, included a Rolls-Royce integrated bridge, spacious guest areas, a separate owner’s deck complete with 11m swimming pool and 12-person Jacuzzi, private movie theater, spacious gym and spa area – and we’ve already mentioned the helicopter hangar and the one-of-a-kind tender, U-21.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about this exceptional super yacht, let Baroque Yachts assist. We can find out more information about Ulysses, or any other yacht you are interested in purchasing or chartering in 2017. Contact us right away, info@baroqueyachts.com, and we will assist you.

New Italian masterpieces revealed at Monaco Yacht Show

Baroque Yachts reveals one of the highlights of this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, a series of five exquisite yacht design projects from Italian shipbuilder CRN

 

One of the most exciting reveals at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show came from Italian shipbuilder CRN, who presented its latest design projects. CRN is part of the famous Ferretti Group, renowned as a world leader in designing and building exclusive brands of motor yachts and pleasure vessels. And the projects on display at the show certainly did not disappoint.

 

The shipbuilder, which specializes in building fully custom steel and light aluminum alloy pleasure vessels, is constantly developing new concepts, and works together with international designers renowned for their innovative talent. This year, CRN’s world-class craftsmanship was on display in the form of five magnificent yacht design projects ranging in size from 55 meters to 72 meters. The projects, like others created by the shipbuilder, are destined to become real trendsetters in the yachting world.

 First up is the 55m M/Y CRN Superconero, designed by Zuccon International Projects and engineered by CRN Engineering. The yacht, at 55 meters long and 9 meters wide, falls within the 500 GRT class. It’s an exceptional vessel, featuring all of CRN’s main solutions, including a balcony that can be enjoyed whilst cruising. There’s a terrace that opens up onto the sea that is perfect when the yacht is at anchor, an aft beach club, as well as a float-in garage for the tender. The result is a single, open area connected to the beach club, creating a wide lounge area at sea level.

The yacht design features vast internal spaces; there are also expansive full-height windows that offer a feeling of being in contact with nature. All in all, the 55m M/Y Superconero is a truly exceptional, one-of-a-kind yacht, perfect for those who wish to experience total freedom at sea.

 

Omega Architects designed two exceptional yacht projects for CRN: M/Y Oceansport that comes in a 61m and an impressive 75m version. These two mega yachts, which will have a beam of 11m and 13m respectively, draw inspiration from the same concept. They combine the outstanding seaworthiness that is a signature of CRN naval platforms as well as a sporty, streamlined profile typical of all Omega Architects’ creations. In addition, both yachts will boast harmonious, slender lines that are further highlighted by dark side windows joined together to create a long, uninterrupted dark glazing that cuts across the main and upper decks.

Both of these exquisite yachts are designed and engineered with a meticulous attention to detail when it comes to proportion, ensuring that all the guest areas are spacious and light. The beach clubs offer a wellness and fitness area, including a sauna, gym and swimming pool. Both yachts feature full-height windows on both sides in the aft area of the main deck, offering breathtaking sea views without compromising on privacy.

The 72m M/Y CRN is another masterpiece project from Francesco Paszkowski Design; its first was also the first super yacht built in collaboration with CRN. The new 72m design boasts much larger volumes and many innovative architectural solutions. These include increasingly slender lines, resulting in a very light silhouette. Also, the rounded shapes in the design have created a more compact yacht. Finally, there is an extensive use of linear glazed surfaces and see-through balconies, making it seem as if there is no barrier between the vessel and the sea outside.

At 72 meters in length and 13 meters wide, this extraordinary vessel is designed for optimum comfort and relaxation. There are several dining areas, as well as an entertainment area on the upper deck, a gym, sauna and massage room. Spaciousness and connectivity with the outside has been created by using terraces with sea views, outdoor swimming pools, wide glazed surfaces and the spacious beach club. Wherever you look, you can see the sea.

 

CRN’s final masterpiece is the 62m M/Y CRN that is being created in collaboration with Italian design firm Nuvolari Lenard who handled the concept as well as interior and exterior design. The yacht is designed to be 62m long and boasts a beam of 12m; it has a soft, sinuous line that creates almost a wave-like movement. In addition, the superstructure ends in a clear-cut vertical line onto the inverted bow. The result is a pleasure vessel that offers magnificent sea views, with a master deck with the owner’s suite located aft. This concept will begin construction at the end of 2016, and be launched in 2019.

Three other new megayachts are currently under construction at CRN’s shipyard, the building facility for the Ferretti Group’s large vessels, which is also one of the leading pleasure boat hubs in Europe. These include the second largest vessel ever to be built by CRN, the 79m M/Y CRN 135, whose exteriors are being designed by Zuccon International Project and interiors by Laura Sessa. There’s also the 74m M/Y CRN 131, which is expected to be launched over the next few months. Its exteriors were developed together with Zuccon International Project, and interiors created by Andrew Winch Interior Designer in cooperation with CRN Interior Design.

 

For more information on all of these magnificent super yachts by CRN, let Baroque Yachts assist. Contact us right away, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will provide all the details that you require.

New superyacht hotspots in the Med

Where should you moor your yacht in the Med this summer? Baroque Access finds out about the hottest new marinas

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Porto Montenegro

Yes, we all know we can moor our luxury yacht in Cannes, Port Hercules in Monaco and Porto Cervo in Sardinia, but where else is a great spot to dock our super yachts this summer? If the Cote d’Azur is a little too crowded for your liking, or you’d like a change of scenery, why not try some of the latest marinas where the jet set is headed this summer? Here are some of the top ports of call…

 

BARCELONA, SPAIN

The Vilanova Grand Marina opened in Barcelona in 2009 and is fast becoming a top favorite. It offers berths for yachts up to 120 meters. Located just outside of the city, it boasts a number of excellent restaurants, superb luxury shops, and stunning architecture not to mention breathtaking views. There’s also the newer private club, OneOcean Port Vell, which offers berths for vessels up to 190 meters. The 148-berth marina offers members state-of-the-art facilities and services.

 

BODRUM, TURKEY

Turkey’s magnificent Turquoise Coast has long been a best-kept secret, but for those who enjoy sailing along this spectacular coastline, the best place to moor is

The Yalikavak Palmarina, which opened in 2013. It’s recently expanded and now offers mooring for more than 70 super yachts that measure 50m and more. It’s location is idyllic, set along the stunning Turkish Riviera which is famous for its beautiful beaches.

 

SPLIT, CROATIA

Fast becoming one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the Med, especially amongst those traveling by yacht, Croatia’s ACI Marina in Split offers over 350 berths for super yachts measuring up to 90m. It also boasts numerous stores, restaurants, and various other amenities, and is the ideal spot to use as a base to explore this beautiful ancient town, with its quaint cobbled streets, the renowned Ciocletian castle, and exquisite architecture. The nightlife here is legendary, too.

 

LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Since it opened in 2014, the Limassol Marina has become a popular destination for super yacht owners from all over Europe and the Middle East. It features 650 berths suitable for yachts up to 115m. The development includes some beautiful residential properties, restaurants, cafes and entertainment.  

 

VALLETTA, MALTA

Right in the center of the Med, Malta is the ideal base from which to cruise to Spain and the French Riviera or head east to Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. The marina boasts an idyllic setting in this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering berths for super yachts up to 135m nestling in front of historic waterfront buildings.

 

TUSCANY, ITALY

Capri and Portofino have long been popular mooring spots for yachts visiting Italy, and now there’s a new one to dock in, Marina di Scarlino, which opened in Tuscany in 2013. This beautiful marina, designed by Leanorda Ferragamo from renowned fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo, offers 950 berths as well as numerous entertainment options for yacht passengers. The marina is ideally situated close to Florence, Pisa and Siena.

 

TIVAT, MONTENEGRO

This luxury marina and resort village is located in the wee coastal country of Montenegro, famous for its breathtaking landscape and historic architecture. Originally built in 2008, it now offers  450 berths and is still expanding.

 

If you would like to moor your yacht in any of these idyllic locations, or hire a super yacht to visit the magnificent Mediterranean this summer, contact Baroque Access right away, and we will assist you with all the information you require. Mail us now, info@baroqueaccess.com and we will make your yacht holiday a reality. 

A stunning new yacht from Mercedes-Benz

Right now, The Silver Arrow of the Seas is sailing on its maiden voyage on the Cote d’Azur. Baroque Access has all the details about this new breed of luxury yacht that has been created by Mercedes Benz

Meet the Silver Arrow of the Seas, a luxury motor yacht that is currently sailing off the coast of Nice on the French Riviera. The very first of this new style of yacht is named Mercedes after the motoring company. This exceptional sailing vessel is a completely new yacht concept that is a collaboration between Mercedes Benz and Silver Arrows Marine. The yacht is 14m long, 706kW (960hp) and combines the performance of a Mercedes Benz sports car with the latest sailing technological innovations.

 

The yacht’s classic automobile proportions are a reminder of Mercedes’ superb design, and the yacht itself is a dynamic creature, a combination of an open boat and a cabin cruiser. The result is a stunning yacht, equally suitable for day use or overnight trips.

 

The luxurious motor yacht, the Arrow460-Granturismo, accommodates up to 10 people in comfort. It’s a combination of a boat with an open cockpit and one with a closed cabin. You see, this new concept yacht boasts large retractable windows and even the windscreen can be raised so that passengers can sit comfortably inside while enjoying a panoramic view.

 

Features include a wooden interior using eucalyptus wood. The yacht design is very avant garde, and gives this unique yacht a sculptural temperament. Of course, the yacht is as comfortable and luxurious as it is beautiful and high-tech. Its long foredeck and flowing, arched roofline with a slightly descending rear give the vessel the proportions of a luxury automobile. Typical of Mercedes Benz, the style is elegant, functional, modern and plush.

 

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This is not the first time that Mercedes Benz has been involved in creating sailing vessels. The Mercedes-AMG ‘inspired’ Cigarette power-boats were created a while ago. But this new yacht concept takes sailing to another level entirely. The magnificent Arrow460-Granturismo is extremely advanced and futuristic looking and represents a whole new yacht genre.

 

If you would like to find out more about this magnificent new concept yacht, let Baroque Access get the information for you. And if you’re interested in owning, or chartering, one of these sumptuous sailing vessels in the future, Baroque Access can arrange that for you, too. Contact us right away, info@baroqueaccess.com and we will make all the enquiries for you.

World's top 5 events to charter a yacht in 2016

Nothing beats sailing to a world-class event on a super yacht. Stars and celebrities worldwide sail the seas on super luxury yachts en route to attend major jet set events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix and Les Voix de Saint Tropez. So why not join them? Baroque Yachts can arrange this for you

 

Baroque Yachts gives you an idea of events coming up in 2016 that you won’t want to miss, all of which are easily accessible if you hire your own super yacht. Take a look…


Cannes Film Festival

This year’s star-studded event takes place between 11 and 22 May. Make sure your super yacht is in port so that you can be on the red carpet. One of the most sought-after occasions on the global celebrity calendar, the Cannes Film Festival is one you won’t want to miss.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

The little principality pulls out all the stops to ensure this is a star-studded, luxury event. So if you’re planning to attend one of the most important and grand events on the international yachting calendar, which takes place between 26 and 29 May, make sure your luxury yacht is headed for Port Hercule for some glamor, glitz and lots of action.

 

Palma Superyacht Cup

Come June (22 to 25 June to be exact), you’ll find more than a few super yachts headed for Palma, Majorca, not just to enjoy the stunning weather and jet set lifestyle, but also to enjoy one of the most popular regattas of the year.

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Venice Film Festival

Come the end of August, it’s time to sail off to the city of Canals to enjoy another glittering film festival (the Venice Film Festival takes place from 31 August to 10 September). Nothing beats the view of Venice’s magnificent domes and gondolas from your own private yacht, except perhaps the excitement that awaits at this wonderful celebration of film.

 

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Yes, the party is still on in Saint Tropez in September. In fact, when it comes to this sailing event, which takes place from 24 September to 2 October, autumn’s first winds are cause for celebration as beautiful wooden yachts use the strong breeze to sail out across the bay. Super yacht season may be winding down, but what a stunning way to end the sailing season.


If you’d like to book a luxury yacht to attend any of these stunning events, contact Baroque Yachts right away, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will arrange this for you. We also have a full list of all the important events to attend in 2016, and will be happy to assist you with chartering a yacht to any you may like to attend.

Buy Winston Churchill’s yacht!

Here’s an opportunity to buy a slice of history as well as an historic maritime vessel. British statesman Winston Churchill’s 90-year-old yacht, Amazon, is up for sale for $2.1million!

 

The historic yacht, which was bought by architect Mireille Huet in 2005, has since been meticulously restored to its former glory. It is now docked in the little town of Limay west of Paris. Apparently, she is keen to sell the yacht to somebody who will “honor its dignity”, such as a collector, historian or movie producer. She apparently refused to sell it to an Arab prince as she did not approve of his plans for the yacht.

 

The yacht has had many name changes in its lifetime. Sir Winston Churchill originally named it Amazon, then its name was changed to Welsh Liberty, then to My Evangeline, and it’s now called Amazon once again. It has traveled over 4,000 nautical miles around the world in its lifetime and also served on missions  to repatriate allied troops to Great Britain after the Second World War.

 

Amazon, which was originally ordered before Churchill became Britain’s Prime Minister, was built in 1936 at the old Thornycroft ship yard in Southampton in England, is a little the worst for wear, but still carries the spirit of its famous British owner. The parquet floor is the same as when Churchill used the boat, as is the mahogany furniture and the old-fashioned bar.

It boasts three main decks than can accommodate up to 60 passengers in 12 guest rooms. The luxury yacht also includes quarters for eight crew members, a spacious living room, kitchen, dining room and captain’s quarters as well as a sun lounge and the famous bar where Sir Winston Churchill used to enjoy a siesta and a cigar.

 

The current owner bought the yacht from someone she calls a “secret gangster” and is sad to see it go, but cannot afford its maintenance anymore. Still, she is intent on choosing the next owner very carefully.

 

If you think you could fit the bill as the next owner of Sir Winston Churchill’s yacht, let Baroque Yachts make the arrangements for you to meet the current owner and discuss the sale. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to view the historic yacht before you make your decision. Just contact us right away, info@baroqueyachts.com and we will make all the arrangements for you.

All photo credit goes to Getty Images.

Would you like to purchase 007’s private yacht?

The magnificent 54-foot super racing yacht, Soufrière, used in the 2005 James Bond movie Casino Royale, is up for sale. Baroque Yachts has all the details

 

If you’re in the mood for a magnificent super yacht that is not only the stuff of dreams, but also the type of yacht that movies are made about, then this stunning yacht was made for you. Adventurers and secret agents in the making (if you’re a secret agent, we wouldn’t know that, now would we?) will love this masterpiece created by British boat builder Spirit Yachts, a stylish vessel that whisked James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) and Vesper Lynd (his beautiful sidekick, played by Eva Green) off to Venice to become the first yacht to sail up the famous Grand Canal in three centuries!

 The yacht, which is completely bespoke, was made specifically for the movie with a stunning mahogany topside and an equally magnificent teak deck. Below deck one finds a galley and saloon, both sumptuous and luxurious, as well as a spacious double owner’s cabin located towards the bow and a second double cabin situated aft. Both are en suite, and of course, are fitted with every possible luxury imaginable. There’s also a sizeable living area fitted with a beautiful mahogany dining room table and fully equipped galley.

 

 For the past 10 years, the Soufrière has had its fair share of adventures aside from being featured in the movie. For instance, last July it won the ladies’ ‘Round the Isle’ portion of the Panerai Classic Yachts Regatta! But now the luxury super yacht is ready for another incarnation. It has returned to its birthplace to receive a new paint job and to be refurbished, which will include being completely re-varnished in 2016 before being offered for sale at a little less than a million dollars. 

 So if you’re in the market for a specialist super yacht with more than a little star potential, read on to find out all about its specifications. The vessel, which is nicknamed ‘The 007 Yacht’, is a classic British yacht that was originally handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen at Spirit Yachts in Suffolk. As with all Spirit yachts, this one has the brand’s signature clean lines.

 

The newly built yacht was initially shipped to the Bahamas, from where she sailed to Puerto Rico, through the British Virgin Islands to Tortola Harbour. From there, the yacht was shipped to Croatia and on arrival, it sailed to Venice for the movie. It had to have its mast removed so that it would fit under the bridge in the Grand Canal, and then made its maiden voyage up the Grand Canal, the first sailing yacht to do this in 300 years!

 

If you would like to find out more about this unique super yacht, contact Baroque Yachts right away, info@baroqueyachts.com, and we will give you all the details. If you would like to hire a super yacht of a similar standard, Baroque Yachts can arrange this as well.

Super yachts Italian-style

Italian super sports car manufacturer Bugatti has diversified into the super yacht business, after a recent collaboration with luxury yacht builders Palmer Johnson. Baroque Yachts has all the details

 

The new luxury yacht range by the fastest production super sports car manufacturer Bugatti and the world’s largest yacht builder, Palmer Johnson, is called the ‘Niniette’. This exclusive collection features three exquisite super yachts created using distinctive Bugatti design elements and advanced materials. Each is between 42 feet and 88 feet in length and each exclusive vessel is a one-of-a-kind super yacht that is quite superlative.

 

Palmer Johnson’s famous SuperSport series has been used as the inspiration for the shape of the hull, and the yacht builder’s two-tone paint is another signature feature. These sailing vessels have also been inspired by Bugatti’s Type 57 C Atalante and Type 41 Royale classic cars as well as the brand’s more cutting edge modern vehicles.

The side of the yachts feature a blend of extremely strong and lightweight titanium and dark blue exposed carbon fibre, and the decks feature a combination of maple, brown bubinga or natural blue morta oak wood. Each of the super yachts has a top speed of 38 knots (that’s 43 miles per hour) and the interiors are custom-made to each owner’s requirements.

 

Both Bugatti and Palmer Johnson are iconic brands with more than a century’s experience in manufacturing top of the range products in their fields. Both brands are innovative and cutting edge, with expertise in outstanding lightweight design. The result is a collection of exquisite, elegant super yachts, each a masterpiece of craftsmanship carved from carbon fiber, precious wood and titanium. Yes, each of these vessels is a masterpiece in its own right, a bespoke thing of beauty.


Of course, the Bugatti/Palmer Johnson ‘Niniette’ range will not come cheap. We’re talking of prices that start from $2.2 million. The PJ63 Niniette starts from approximately $3.6 million. Production time for all three models (the other two are the PJ452 Niniette and the PJ88 Niniette respectively) is approximately one year.

Palmer Johnson started off building wooden boats in 1918 before turning its hand to major championship vessels and sports yachts, including its signature SuperSport series. The firm is currently based in Monaco and is renowned for manufacturing luxury super yachts.

Interestingly enough, Bugatti’s founder, Milan-born Ettore Bugatti used to manufacture racing boats and yachts in the 1930s. So it should come as no surprise that, almost a century later, the company, which is based in Alsace, France, is once again diversifying into the yacht business. The vehicles manufactured by Bugatti are renowned for being very ahead of their time and many of its classic cars are amongst the most valuable in the world. The firm is most famous for the production sports car it created which is the most powerful and fastest ever built. Called the Veyron, the 450 produced remain unmatched in terms of performance and exclusivity. Bugatti is currently working on its next sports car, the Chiron, which will premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2016. 

 

For more information on the stunning Niniette range of super yachts created by these two superstar giants, contact Baroque Yachts right away, info@baroqueyachts.com.

The ultimate submersible for Christmas

Sure, a super yacht of any description would be a stunning Christmas gift. But Baroque Yachts has found the ultimate gift, the brand new Triton 1650/3 LP submersible. Read all about it…

 

Triton Submarines pilot, Jim Harris, in a Triton 1000/2 in AntarcticA

Triton Submarines pilot, Jim Harris, in a Triton 1000/2 in AntarcticA

The life of a super yacht owner is a cut above the rest, a life spent sailing the seven seas, visiting exotic destinations at whim, the ability to entertain guests in style and luxury, not to mention an extraordinary lifestyle full of everything we always dream of. So what would make a super yacht better than the average? Possibly a submersible, where you can explore the magical underwater world at leisure hundreds of feet below the surface.

We’re talking about a private, luxury submarine, of course, or a super yacht that is specifically designed to accommodate such an extraordinary vessel. And yes, you can acquire these – either to add to your super yacht, or perhaps the whole package.

 

Triton 1650/3 LP

Triton 1650/3 LP

The latest of these is the brand new, innovative Triton 1650/3 LP – the LP stands for ‘low profile’, by the way. This personal submersible vessel has space for a pilot to take two passengers to depths of up to 1,650 feet in absolute comfort. Best of all, this stunning little air-conditioned designer sub fits neatly into any standard super yacht tender garage. Who could ask for more?

The design of this 5-feet, 9-inch tall, 8,818-pound submersible offers every possible comfort. In fact, a special feature offers both pilot and passengers the comfort of boarding the vessel comfortably from the swim platform on the yacht instead of them having to bounce around while the sub is being launched or returning to the yacht. Just what one would expect of a luxury addition to one’s already sumptuous super yacht.

 

Triton Submarines' most popular model, the Triton 3300/3.

Triton Submarines' most popular model, the Triton 3300/3.

Once on board, the passengers are taken on a comfortable, very safe journey under the water to depths of 3,300 feet in air-conditioned comfort. The sub is designed to offer maximum visibility and powerful LED lights so that the underwater world can be explored with ease.

Of course, exploring under the sea is just one of the pleasures on offer with this magnificent vessel. It enables one to dive to explore shipwrecks, explore the deep at leisure and see the myriad, colorful fish that live underwater in the coral reefs. This is truly a magical underwater world just waiting to be discovered.

 

If you would like to find out more about purchasing a super yacht, or acquiring this luxury submersible vessel, contact Baroque Yachts right away, on info@baroqueyachts.com and we will do everything possible to ensure you can give yourself the ultimate Christmas gift. Or a New Year gift, if you prefer, for a magical 2016.

The largest sailing yacht in the world

If you have $400 million, you too can build a magnificent Philippe Starck-designed super yacht, like Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. Baroque Yachts has all the details about his brand new 468-foot vessel, christened the White Pearl

 

The exquisite White Pearl boasts three signature 300-feet high masts – one of them is so large that there’s even a small room inside it! The vessel will be the largest sailing super yacht in the world, boasting eight floors and a special underwater observation deck. Already complete, it was spotted out for a test voyage recently in Kiel in Germany – and what a sight it is to behold!

 

Built by German shipyard Nobiskrug, the White Pearl apparently cost in the region of $400 million to be built. Designed by marine architect Martin Francis , its interiors were created by French furniture and industrial designer Philippe Starcke; so it’s no wonder it cost so much. The super yacht will accommodate a maximum of 20 guests at a time as well as a crew of 54 to serve them. With a magnificent steel hull and teak deck, it boasts two diesel engines and two electric motors, and can reach a speed of 24 mph. Cruising speed is 18mph.

Although ready to sail, the interiors are still being installed, and this is expected to take a further few months. In the meantime, the White Pearl is already receiving acclaim as the largest sailing yacht in the world, larger than its predecessor, the 359-foot vessel the Sea Cloud, which was launched in 1931.

Russia boasts a number of super yacht owners with a penchant for over-sized luxury super yachts. The second largest yacht in the world is also owned by a Russian – Roman Abramovich is the proud owner of the 536-foot Eclipse.

 

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But right now, Sailing Yacht A, as the White Pearl was originally called, is stealing the limelight. Apparently the super yacht had people flocking to the shore to photograph it when it took off on its test voyage.

The White Pearl includes a helipad as well as three swimming pools, six guest rooms and a discotheque. It looks more like a fish than a building, according to Philippe Starcke, and its interior is extraordinarily spacious and comfortable with every possible technological innovation.

Its owner earned his $9 billion fortune by founding various different business including a coal producer, power generator, pipe exporter and a fertilizer manufacturer. He also owns a Boeing private jet and a selection of Monet paintings as well as a smaller 394-foot yacht. He is married to Serbian model Aleksandra Nikolic.

 

If you would like to charter a superyacht and sail anywhere in the world, Baroque Yachts can assist you. Just conact us, info@baroqueyachts.com, and we will arrange everything for you.