The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013

Design is a gift, and those who can unleash it effectively are worthy of praise…

Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, The International Yacht & Aviation Awards reward the best in design from across the globe.

Yacht Award Winners 2013

Diamonds are Forever, Benetti –

Orient Star – CMB Yachts –  

Smeralda, Espen Oeino International – 

Vertigo, Clarity Asset – 

Hamilton, Green Marine – 

Pearl 75, Kelly Hoppen and Pearl Motor Yachts 

Vicky, H2 Yacht Design –

ICON ER175, Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design 

Expedition, Sam Sorgiovanni Designs – 

Fusion, Red Design –

Aviation Award Winners 2013

2A ACJ 219, Comlux Creatives – View Entry

Dolce Vita BBJ, AirJet Designs – View Entry

Dolce Vita BBJ, AirJet Designs – View Entry

Boutsen 1 – Boutsen Aviation – View Entry

TAM First Class Cabin, Priestmangoode – View Entry

Doha VIP Lounge, Rizon Jet – View Entry
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Allen Vs. Ellison

Two of America’s richest men keep building bigger and bigger yachts in the race to have the largest of them all.

They may not be blood brothers, but Paul G. Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, and Larry J. Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp, the world’s second largest software company, are the Cain and Abel of the silicon set. Their rivalry knows no bounds. They compete with the same intensity as the characters in the Jeffery Archer novel, at every level in business, sport and pleasure-particularly in the yachts they own. Lastly, and most ironically for two titans whose head-butting contests have raised such a heavy wake, both men are obsessed with secrecy.

When Allen ordered his latest superyacht, the 416-foot Octopus from the Lürsson yard in Germany, Ellison was soon to follow with an order for the monster 452-foot Rising Sun, which became the second-largest private yacht when he had the hull extended from 387 feet during construction. Naturally some amateur psychologists say the extension was done simply to steal Allen’s thunder.


If so, lightning may have struck twice, from an unexpected quarter. Rising Sun was launched from the same German yard as Octopus last autumn, but surprisingly, Ellison, a dropout from the University of Illinois, has yet to accept delivery-the sort of pouty ploy practiced by billionaires who’ve learned to throw their weight around. The latest word suggests that he has now lost interest in her since the $270 million vessel has been superseded in the size league by the 525-foot Platinum, launched for engine trials in April and currently being completed in Dubai for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Crown Prince of Dubai makes a most worthy foil, being the owner of the Emirates airline-which just placed a $28 billion order for the new Airbus.

Allen, 51, is known for indulging his enthusiasms with more zest than sensibility. He owns both of the Northwest’s underperforming professional teams, the football Seattle Seahawks and basketball’s Portland Trailblazers, and bankrolled the Experience Music Project-a Frank Gehry-designed museum-cum-technological marvel that includes a giant walk-through of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar and a Sky Church for rockers. He plays electric guitar (when not smashing it, a la Jimi), sometimes on board his 199-foot Feadship Meduse, which has an onboard recording studio. He’s ranked seventh in the latest Forbes 400, two places ahead of the 60-year-old Ellison, whose stock took a tumble when the IT bubble burst and who has also had to navigate through the choppy waters that surrounded his third divorce. Ellison, whose abiding ambition is to drive Oracle above Microsoft as well as springboard ahead of Allen in the Forbes list, did have the consolation of bettering his rival in the 2003 America’s Cup in New Zealand.

Ellison and Oracle mounted a traditional syndicate approach to the Cup. Allen, however, came to the world’s most exclusive competition by accident-stepping in to support the Seattle-based OneWorld group when founder Craig McCaw found himself overextended. Along with the Cup team, Allen inherited the McCaw-commissioned 301-foot Tatoosh. For Allen, the Cup experience proved to be a familiar fizzle-first with accusations of design espionage prior to his takeover, followed by a humiliating defeat at the hands of Ellison’s Oracle BMW in the semifinals of the Louis Vuitton Challenger series.

But though Allen has since dropped out of the America’s Cup scene, he did find his bliss-and a winner-backing Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne, which won the $10 million Ansari X prize last October for the first privately funded spacecraft to reach 330,000 feet and return to land. Ellison, meanwhile, has been busy reconfiguring his San Francisco-based America’s Cup team for a second tilt at the trophy, to be sailed off Valencia in 2007.

Ellison also owns the maxi Sayonara, which won the infamous 1998 Sydney-Hobart race that cost the lives of six sailors from other yachts. Sayonara was in such another league that it literally outran a storm of epochal brutality across the Tasman Sea-further proof, if needed, that the rich do indeed lead different lives and play under different rules. And sail on different yachts.

By Barry Pickthall

Setzer premier 35m express motoryacht

The award winning design team at Setzer Yacht Architects, seem to be rewriting the boat design rule book with their raft of futuristic designs for 30 to 80 metre motoryachts. They now have 16 new designs prepared one of which is a 36metre express motoryacht called ” Tango” (VL-36)
Tango provides another option for the increasingly popular desire for owners who these days want fast boats but with the comfort of vessels normally found in much larger boats.

Speed with 5 star luxury

“The future at Setzer Design starts now”, Ward Setzer, principal said. “As our studio approaches its 18th year of business, a new spirit of design has taken over and is now taking shape and the VL-36 which will also be in good company as we bring its sister ships to life around it.”
Talking about Tango, Setzer said. “This design is meant to attract the owner who wants a bit more sky and sea in his fast weekend at sea, jumping port to port and then retiring to the five star luxury of this type of sport/express motoryacht.”

Fast and maneuverable

The hull has been designed to meet the requirement for greater maneuverability, speed and comfort. The vessel is powered by a surface drive system which is capable of creating a cruising speed of 22 knots and an absolute top speed of 28 knots. With a draft of just 1.9 metres and beam of 7.3 metres there is still sufficient room to accomodate 19,000 litres of fuel and some 3,00 litres of water.

Multi-level luxury

This exciting new model provides four generous cabins for the owners and their guests on different levels within the vessel. There is also two cabins for four crew members and a seperate captain’s cabin. Within the bow are a combination of dining or sun areas a feature which is repeated within the boat through a combination of sunroofs and a multi-level salon with access to the aft deck through sliding doors to yet another dining area with its own bar.

The Galeon 430 – A Polished Performer

Polish yacht manufacturer Galeon celebrated its 30th birthday in 2012 having been established in northern Poland back in 1982, just a few kilometres from the coastal town of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea.  Specialising in private motoryachts up to 25 metres, new model the Galeon 430 HTC sits comfortably mid-range and made its debut in Cannes in September of Galeon’s special anniversary year.


A hard-top variant of the already much-loved 420 Fly, also from the drawing board of world-class designer Tony Castro, the 430 HTC is differentiated for its sliding glass “top” or roof and a clever modular settee outside the cockpit.

Sporty but Chic

First, the retractable roof slides smoothly and efficiently back to expose blue skies and bring bright sunshine into the cockpit – integrating a light interior seamlessly with the sporty character exterior.  If the weather changes, a fast closure avoids any mishaps.  Further luminosity comes courtesy of patio doors, which open on to the aft deck.  Here you will find the second unique feature, a curious and ingenious convertible settee that becomes dining table with seating, two side beds or a big lazy sun-lounging pad at the flick of a switch.


Inside, at main deck level, there are dining and seating areas, a helm station built for two and a sleek chocolate and cream C-shaped galley that can be moved below as an option.  Downstairs, the Galeon 430 HTC can be ordered as a two or three bedroom vessel, master suite to the fore, all with sufficient head height for comfort and space.  Two bathrooms with showers complete the picture.  Owners can expect quality fabrics and luxury fittings in dark wood and soft cream or opt to select from a range of custom design lines and materials.

Engine Choices

In a similar vein, Galeon will not restrict you to a defined engine option and instead offers a custom range.  IPS (Inboard Performance System), shaft, stern drive, Aquadrive and joystick Axius systems are there for the choosing, as are eight engine choices from twin Volvo 260s up to twin 435hps.  Go for a high-powered engine for peak performance and precise handling or go lower down the horse-powers for fuel efficiency and cruising comfort.  With Galeon, the decision is yours…

Price from around 400,000 euros – dependent on engine configuration.



New arrival Year: 2010 Current Price: EUR 1,300,000 Tax Paid Located in Mallorca, Spain, PRICE JUST REDUCED: 850,000 € Tax Paid Located in Mallorca, Spain, Hull Material: Fiberglass Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel YW

Gorgeous example of t his classic 50 knot Pershing, silver pearl hull and topsides, and all extras including aircon to cockpit, satellite TV and TV’s in saloon, dinette and owner’s cabin, dishwasher, microwave, barbecue grill, ice maker, three double cabins, three bathrooms, crew cabin, low hours (375) upgraded generator- first registered in 2010, priced to sell. Leasing available. Stored ashore

Barco fenomenal de 50 nudos en gris perla, muchos extras, aire acondicinado en el cockpit, TV satelite, 3 TV’s en dinette, salon y camarote principal, lavavajillas Miele, grill barbacoa en cockpit, maquina de hielo, tres camarotes dobles, tres baños, camarote marinero, pocas horas (375) generador sobre potenciado, botado en 2010, IVA y impuesto de matriculacion pagados. Precio muy atractivo. Leasing posible. Hivernado en nave.

Super 50 Knotenschifff in Perlensilber, viele Extras wie Klima im Cockpit, Satellitenfernseher, 3 xTV im Salon, Dinette und Eignerkabine, Spuelmaschine Miele, Grill im Cockpit, Eiswuerfelautomat, drei Dopplekabinen, drei Baeder, Crewkabine, wenig Stunden (375), verstaerkter Generator, Erstwasserung 2010, MwSt. sowie Spanische Matrikulationssteuer bezahlt. Guenstiges Angebot. Leasing moeglich, Trockengelagert.



Builder: Pershing
Designer: Fulvio di Simone
Flag of Registry: Spain
Hull Shape: Deep Vee

LOA: 18.0 m
Beam: 4.80 m
Dry Weight: 74737 kgs

Engine Brand: MAN
Engine(s) Total Power: 2720 HP
Engine Model: V12 1360 ASD12L
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Surface Drive
Cruising Speed: 33 knots
Maximum Speed: 50 knots
Year Built: 2008
Engine Hours: 375

Fresh Water Tanks: (740 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (3200 Liters)
Holding Tanks: (200 Liters)

Number of single berths: 4
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of bathrooms: 3

Navigation center
TV set
DVD player
CD player
Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment
Bow thruster
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Air conditioning
Hot water
Microwave oven
Electric head
Deep freezer

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Teak sidedecks
Hydraulic gangway
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit shower
Manufacturer Provided Description

The immense character of the Pershing 56′ cannot help but inspire intense emotions that both thrill and fascinate. In fact, in total keeping with Pershing’s unique style, the painstaking design of the boat’s internal and external layouts has resulted in remarkable interiors and an optimum use of space for a craft of this size. With three cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped galley and carefully studied spaces guaranteeing the finest onboard living comfort, the Pershing 56′ is now ready for new challenges. A result achieved by the innovatory solutions created by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni together with the Pershing and Ferretti Group engineering teams. A glance at its design is all the distinctive character of the Pershing 56′ needs to inspire intense, irresistible emotions simply at the thought of owning and sailing such a yacht at speeds of over 46 knots. With its soaring, aggressive outer profile and the soft cosiness of it interiors, the Pershing 56′ offers a series of design solutions that ensure life onboard is perfect. Ample spaces and remarkable innovations both at a technical and a furnishing level combine to make this model the new young star of the Pershing Next Generation.

Pablo Pantiga
Managing Director
Ym Yachts Mallorca Group
Vista Alegre 27 – 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
T: +34 971 405 826 – M: +34 610 522 222


Price reduced for fast sale


Flybridge Motoryacht Tiger Marin Arion 61

Preis:  €140,000  (tax paid) Länge über alles:  18 m / 61ft
Neu/Gebraucht:  used / gebraucht Breite:  3.90 m
Baujahr:  1990 Tiefgang:  1.50 m
Rumpfmaterial:  FG Verdrängung:  38.000 kg
Treibstoffart:  Diesel Motoren:  Volvo Penta
Motorenzahl:  2 Motorentyp:  TAMD 71
Liegeplatz:  Spanien Motorleistung:  2 x 485 PS

Diese komfortable Motoryacht bietet sehr viel Wohnplatz: im großzügigen Salon – mit gemütlicher Couch und Sesseln, auf dem verglasten Aussichts Achterdeck mit Eßtisch für 8 Personen und Sitz-Couch, auf der Flybridge mit Tisch und gepolsterten Sitzbänken für 8-10 Personen, dann hinter der Flybride auf dem Achterdeck große Liegewiese.

Die drei Kabinen bieten Schlafplatz für sieben Personen; in der geräumigen Eignerkabine achtern, dem Queensize Bett in der Bugkabine mit Duschbad ensuite und einer Kabine mit 3 Kojen. Die Eßecke neben der Pantry ist konvertibel zum Schlafplatz für weitere 2 Personen.

Die Pantry ist mit Herd, Abzugshaube, Ofen, Mikrowelle und Spülmaschine, Töpfen, Pfannen, kompletten Geschirr und Besteck gut ausgestattet und bestückt. Die Schapps bieten gut organisierten Stauraum.

Die ganz in Holz ausgebaute Motoryacht ist insgesamt sehr geräumig, freundlich und gemütlich.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Tiger Marine, Taiwan
Brand: Volvo Penta Output: 485 hp Type: TAMD 71
Engine hours: 1500 Cruising speed:12 knots Max. speed: 24 knots
Fuel: 6000 ltr Water: 4000 ltr Holding: 2000 ltr
Tiger Marine Arion 61 
This comfortable Motoryacht provides spacious living quarters throughout. The large Salon with its sofa and easy chairs is equipped with television, dvd and sound system. On the raised aft deck the dining table seats eight, the surrounding windows allowing for lots of light and views. Further up, the Flybridge deck provides seating for 8 to 10 guests on upholstered seats and benches, while aft of the cockpit a large lounge areq invites for sunbathing and relaxing.

The three cabins sleep 7 guests. The owners cabin is located in the aft over the full width of the yacht, the VIP cabin with Queensize bed in the bow with ensuite head and shower, the guest cabin with three berths on port side opposite the second head and shower.

The Pantry offers elctrical cooker and oven with hood, microwave and dishwasher. Completely equipped with spacious shaps for storage. The dinette opposite the pantry with upholstered benches and wooden table is convertible and sleeps two.

The Yacht’s interiours all kept in woods gives a very homey and relaxed atmosphere, the ideal Yacht for families and friends.


photo of  Tiger Marine Arion 61
photo of  Tiger Marine Arion 61
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Master Cabin
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photo of  Tiger Marine Arion 61
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Porto Montenegro Green Lights Expansion

Porto Montenegro doubles marina capacity in response to overwhelming demand for its large berths and constructs Regent Hotel and new yacht refit facility.

Porto Montenegro, seeking to become the largest and most advanced marina in the Mediterranean, announced three major new developments and the creation of two strategic partnerships:

– The construction of a bespoke luxury hotel and private residences including a yacht club and comprehensive spa facility; in partnership with Regent Hotels and Resorts‚ the global luxury hospitality brand.

– The re-development of a yacht repair and refit facility in cooperation in the Bay of Kotor, across the Bay from Porto Montenegro.

– The doubling of Porto Montenegro’s current port capacity from 185 to 370 berths.



The Hotel and Apartments

Inspired by Venetian aesthetics, the Regent Porto Montenegro – designed by ReardonSmith Architects and Pisano Atelier – will encompass some 80 units including hotel rooms, suites and multi-room residences ranging from studios to penthouses with rooftop terraces and private pools. Facilities will include two swimming pools, restaurants, cafés, library bar, cigar lounge, and various event function rooms; as well as a signature Regent spa and fitness center.

Combining the operational excellence and hospitality expertise of Regent Hotels with the spectacular setting of Porto Montenegro will further reinforce the country’s position as an emerging high-end tourism destination and encourage international luxury travellers to visit throughout the year.

t Porto Montenegro construction has started to double its present marina capacity from the existing 185 to 370 berths. With more than 50 of the new berths reserved for yachts over 45 meters and with a capacity of up to 150m LOA, it will become one of the largest yacht ports on the Mediterranean with the greatest capacity for superyachts. The additional berths will be ready for occupancy by the winter 2013/2014.

Finally, 2012 has seen the approvalof plans for a superyacht refit and maintenance facility. This integral component in Porto Montenegro’s role as a year-round homeport will allow yachts nearby access to a respected (as yet un-named) refit service provider. The refit and maintenance facility will be developed in two phases on a 2.5hectare site located in the historic Bay of Kotor.

The facility will initially include construction of a concrete platform, offices and a pier carrying a travel lift (800-900 tons), as well as the refurbishment of the existing 170m dock. The next phase will include the installation of a floating dock and expansion of the platform. The new facility is expected to be operational by 2013.

“These partnerships with Regent Hotels and ASY Bijela are a significant step for Porto Montenegro in becoming the most comprehensive homeport in the Mediterranean and will play a major role in attracting the international yachting community to Tivat all year-round.” Added Branka Bozinovic of Porto Montenegro.