42m catamaran concept Solar Dream

Dennis Ingemansson and Ned Ship Group have partnered regarding superyacht.

Dennis Ingemansson and Ned Ship Group, known because of their use solar energy and zero emission yachts, have actually revealed plans for Solar Dream, a 42-metre catamaran.

Designed for today’s yacht owner, it places efficiency towards the top along with convenience. Made to be environmental, it comes with a 360 square metre solar cellular area as well as a hybrid propulsion solution with extra e-engines for efficient cruising.

Solar Dream

The catamaran hull type provides a wide beam of 12.5-metres, while the roomy 580 square metre inside accommodates ten visitors in three visitor cabins and a dual owner’s suite and this can be merged upon demand.

Solar Dream

Turquoise 77M Sells, Set for 2018 Delivery

With a foundation based on that of Vicky, the Turquoise 77m superyacht started on spec will see completion come with European buyers. Come launch in springtime next year, she’ll be the largest Turquoise Yachts project on the water.

While the 253-footer draws inspiration from the 236-foot Vicky, she does differ in some ways. Obviously, she has more up-to-date systems, since Vicky was a 2012 delivery. In terms of styling, there are some family looks. But, H2 Yacht Design made the Turquoise 77m a bit sleeker. The studio also added more curves aft. They’re especially prominent where they flank the swim platform and beach club (above).

H2 Yacht Design’s interior concept should remain largely the same, too. The Turquoise 77m has accommodations for 16 friends and family forward on the main deck. Some of the adjacent staterooms here can become extra-large suites, too. The owners, meanwhile, get an apartment-like space on the upper deck. It includes a private alfresco area with a hot tub forward. An elevator lets everyone access these levels—on up to the sundeck, in fact—from the lower-deck tender garage.

Turquoise 77m

The Turquoise 77m offers a good amount of outdoor enjoyment. Two tenders stow in the just-mentioned tender garage. It’s centrally located, freeing up the full aft area aboard the yacht for a significant-size beach club. Side hatches fold down to make it much more open. All told, it measures 1,744 square feet. Fully up top, the Turquoise 77m has plenty of sunning space around a 16-foot-long pool. (On a related note, H2 Yacht Design penned this pool with a waterfall, flowing from the radar arch. Hopefully the owners will preserve it.)

The builder and design studio haven’t forgotten about crew. Twenty capable hands get accommodations forward below decks, with two lounges and even a gym.

Turquoise Yachts hasn’t released new details about performance. That leads up to believe the megayacht will still make 17 knots under traditional power, as originally planned.

2nd Oyster 118 Signed, 40th Sailing Superyacht for Builder

Springtime 2020 seems a long way off. But, the wait will be well worth it to one particular yacht buyer. That’s when the second Oyster 118 gets delivered.

Oyster Yachts says “months of discussion” led to the final contract, just today. The flagship of the British builder’s sailing yachts, the Oyster 118 is its largest offering resulting from its longtime partnership with Humphreys Yacht Design. Hull number one of the series started construction in spring 2015. She’s set for launch this December.

This second hull starts construction in a few months. Hull construction takes place in one facility, near Portsmouth, with final fit out in another yard. That second yard, in Southampton, has been the focus of expansion plans for a while. Oyster Yachts wants the capacity to build four Oyster 118s. The goal is to have hulls number three and four of the Oyster 118 start while numbers one and two are finishing up. For perspective, the fourth yacht will be ready for a 2021 delivery. It would therefore be a significant accomplishment.

Regardless, hull number two of the Oyster 118 is already a significant accomplishment. She is the 40th sailing yacht exceeding 80 feet in Oyster Yachts’ 43-year history.  Features include a plumb bow, enclosable hardtop, and abundant entertaining space. In fact, she has about 849 square feet of interior space for 12 guests. The shipyard says that represents 10 times the offering of the Oyster 475. Furthermore, the Oyster 118 has a 48-square-foot guest cockpit. Beam is 27’5”, too.

Oyster Yachts hasn’t said how the client is arranging the yacht. The series is semi-custom, so plenty of choices exist. For example, five staterooms characterize hull number one below decks. The Oyster 118 has an optional sixth stateroom forward, which can also be a TV room or kids’ cabin. Furthermore, the sail plan is open to buyer’s choice. What is certain, though, is that air draft is about 171 feet. And, the Oyster 118 is a bluewater cruiser. She’s built to DNV classification and LY3 requirements.

Our 10 Favorite Superyacht Cinemas

This weekend marks the annual Golden Globes Awards, which honors stars of cinema and television. All of the voters are accustomed to seeing the nominees year after year on screens in movie theaters or at home. If only they stepped aboard a yacht to watch instead; what a difference it would make in the entertainment experience. For their consideration—and yours—we’ve selected a mix of alfresco and indoor superyacht cinemas that really stand out. In alphabetical order by yacht name, they are:

1. Aquila. The 281-foot yacht, launched as Cakewalk, gained a cinema in her main saloon (below) following a refit last year. Judging by the decor, it’s a sumptuous space to sink into a settee with a big bowl of popcorn.

2. Big Fish. It doesn’t fit the traditional definition of superyacht cinemas, and that’s what we like the best about the atrium aboard the 147-foot Big Fish. Twenty video panels form a three-deck-high video wall, which is further about 10 feet wide. It shows home videos of dive trips, or whatever else the guests want to watch.

Aquila superyacht cinemas

3. Galactica Super Nova. The biggest boat built by Heesen has a huge foredeck, where quite the crowd can watch movies under the stars. It got a good first test run, in fact, at this 230-footer’s launch party last year.

4. Jems. Y.CO counts Jems among its charter customers’ favorite choices when it comes to superyacht cinemas, and for good reason. One look at the outdoor cinema on the sundeck (above), and it’s hard to resist. The 144-foot motoryacht rivals larger craft in this arrangement.

5. Lady Christine. Hollywood heavyweights like Sophia Loren, Humphrey Bogart, and even Mickey Mouse are part of a mural lining the back wall of her cinema (below). It’s worth noting that the 223-foot Lady Christine was built in 2010, before onboard cinemas became such a craze.

Lady Christine superyacht cinemas

6. Maltese Falcon. Any time you see this 289-foot sailing yacht on the horizon, you’re seeing her outdoor cinema. Though, you may not even realize it. The “screen” is actually a sail on her mizzen mast. There isn’t a bad seat in the house as a result—or the harbor she’s in, at that rate.

7. Serenity. Two things make Serenity worthy of inclusion on our list. First of all, the owner of this 139-footer chose brightly colored furnishings for the cinema, which does double duty as the skylounge. Second, and even more fun, the blackout curtains for the room feature black and white images of Harry Potter, Dirty Harry, Lawrence of Arabia, and other famous cinematic characters.

8. Tiara. Another terrific sailing yacht with another terrific outdoor cinema. What makes it really special is how the crew sets it up. They hang billowy white curtains around a 13-foot by 13-foot space, dotted by big, inviting deck cushions and pillows. The screen sits center stage, too. You feel as if you’re no longer aboard a 178-footer and instead in a Bedouin tent.

9. Turquoise. Billowy curtains characterize Turquoise’s on-deck cinema as well. However, they are a bit different. They slide on tracks to each side of the screen. The screen, meanwhile, emerges from the overhead just outside the saloon. Therefore, a rather cozy atmosphere comes together for cinematic experiences.

10. Solemar. Measuring 202 feet, Solemar is impressive enough. But her nearly 10-foot-wide movie screen, which nestles between the supports for her navigation equipment arch over the sundeck, displays movies in HD.