Posts Tagged ‘ Boat ’

Aqua Amazon Luxury Boutique Hotel Boat


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Check out the Aqua Expedition steam, you will enjoy a chic boutique hotel that floats on Amazon. Yes, most people love nature but not all of us can abandon the comfort offered by large five-star hotels. But now there is Aqua Amazon Luxury Boutique Hotel Boat. This hotel-ship offers 12 luxury suits with lovely views from each one. The hotel accommodates up to 32 guests along with all the staff. 147-feet vessel was designed by well-known Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. Hotel was made from a simple boat. Jordi Puig also added to the project recreational room, hot tub on the open deck , a gym for daily exercise and fitness, and of course, a gourmet restaurant. Restaurant has its own captain – famous chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

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Jet Capsule


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Production has begun on Italian boat company jet capsule‘s latest invention, a private 5 person and nine person taxi version. After the initial concept presentation five years ago, the unusual form was finally unveiled at the 2013 monaco show, where the design team sought to create a floating transportation device that was different from all others on the market. The innovation, which is 7,5 meters long and 3,5 meters wide is a fully customizable product that allows several configurations, including one with transformable sofas, a boat taxi with large seats and a luxury version with integrated comfort features. Several other versions are currently under development for ambulance and emergency purposes. The current capsule model has a built-in hydro-jet system that can be equipped with one or two engines, but the team are also working on the first electrically powered design to be presented in june 2014. All the jets come with an international sail certification and can navigate and operate in any country/region, and waves of up to 4 meters.

Superyacht Designed by Architector Zaha Hadid


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London architect Zaha Hadid has designed a family of superyachts for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss. Zaha created a concept for a 128-metre yacht, which informed the design of five smaller vessels engineered by Blohm+Voss. The upper structure of the design is formed from sinuous shapes connecting the different decks. This conceptual language has been pared down and applied to a series of 90-metre-long Unique Circle Yachts, refined so the vessels meet the technical specifications for ocean crossings. “As a dynamic object that moves in dynamic environments, the design of a yacht must incorporate additional parameters beyond those for architecture – which all become much more extreme on water,” said Hadid. “Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality and safety.”

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Spitbank Fort – A Sea Fort Transformed Into A Luxury Hotel


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Mike Clare – the former CEO of bed retailer Dreams – has transformed 19th century sea fort into an exclusive luxury hotel. Located in the English Channel off the coast of Portsmouth, Spitbank Fort was originally build by Lord Palmerston to protect one of Britain’s most important naval bases from attacks by Napoleon the III’s navy. Now, with all its guns removed and a £3 million makeover, the 7,000 sq ft base can be reached via boat or helicopter and features eight bedrooms, an “Officer’s Mess” restaurant, a bar, fire pit, pool and sauna, and a lighthouse. There are also plans to turn the neighboring No Man’s Land Fort into a lager version of Spitbank, with up to 27 bedrooms.

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Cigarette Racing 42 Huntress


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The boat boasts five Mercury Racing Verado 350SCi engines, all together generating 1750hp, enough to put it on the surface at the speed of 125 km/h. The thing that has put to alongside Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG SUV is the capacity to meet all sorts of water conditions. The Cigarette Huntress 42 doesn’t compromise at agility, speed and quick response. Apart from performance the boat has all the luxury on-deck and in-cabin amenities.

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The Flying Hovercraft


Is it a boat, plane or a flying boat? No no its a Flying Hovercraft that glides over land and water yet also soars in the air up to 70 mph with the aid of integrated wings. The flying hovercraft is powered by a 130-hp twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled gasoline engine, turbocharged and fuel-injected. The flying hovercraft can fly you over the fresh or saltwater and up to 30% inclines over sand, mud, grass, swamp, desert, ice, and snow, its wings and horizontal elevator enable pilots to simply hop over water or land-based obstacles up to 20-inche high insurmountable to a typical hovercraft.

McLaren Helps Design Boats.


You are looking at renders of the world’s largest sailing trimaran. It is called the CXL Trimaran Concept and it features a garage for your personal McLaren MP4-12C.  The 158-foot-long trimaran superyacht was designed by manufacturer UltraLuxum. It features retractable outer hulls designed by McLaren Applied Technologies.  Its impressive storage facilities necessitate its massive shape, coming in at 48 meters in length and 60 meters in height.  Ultraluxum maintains its interest in and commitment to the environment despite CXL 160’s massive measurements.  The company points out that it is a wind-powered vessel and that it will be further propelled by a battery operated system.

The ‘WHY’ Concept By Hermes & Wally.


A luxurious on-ground villa, that offers to its residents the comfort, spaciousness and interior flexibility but yet immobile?  Or a limited in space and wavering but at the same time capable of transferring you to any place you want yacht?  That could always be the question faced by clients of the luxury leisure sector.  Trying to address this issue while simultaneously implementing the know-how and craftsmanship of both companies, the Monaco-based yacht maker Wally and the luxury French brand Hermès, created WHY – a state-of the-art vessel, for which the idea of the hull was initially taken from a seismic vessel, and was redesigned and adapted to the needs of the sea. The outcome was a super-luxurious yacht which measures 58 meters long and 38 meters wide and can accommodate 12 guests and 20 crew members.

The interior of the yacht follows the high standards of the design companies and is fitted out with water resistant leather, whereas wood is used in most of the interior areas of the vessel.  The total 3.400m² guest surface areas, is divided into three different levels containing all rooms that could be found in a luxury villa such as lounges, dining rooms, libraries and spa areas.

The yacht has been tested under various conditions and the outcome is that under unfavorable weather conditions it remains more stable than any other of its type, and when anchored it creates a flat surface behind it where swimmers feel as if they are in an Olympic-sized pool.  Since the aim of the project is to create a boat that imitates the specifications of a luxury villa but also has the advantages of a boat, it also means that the vessel must be so stable so that the guests can engage in the same activities as they would on the ground.  WHY’s ability to offer this, is probably proved by the fact that it carries around it a real jogging track inspired by coastal paths.

A Look At Steve Jobs’ Unfinished Feadship Superyacht.


Steve Jobs was designing his own Feadship superyacht at the time of his death. The vessel had been in development since 2009.  The design is said to be sleek and minimalist, naturally, with 40-foot-long glass walls and was to be built at Feadship’s facility in the Netherlands.  “Sometimes, word gets out about one of our yachts,” Feadship tells Super Yacht News regarding the report.  We often build for captains of industry, royalty and other leading individuals. Understandably, our clients value their privacy greatly and consequently we never discuss our owners’ identity. We choose not to comment.”  So what would Job’s yacht look like? Feadship’s Breathe concept, first unveiled at the Monaco Boat Show last year, is probably a good indication.  Drawing inspiration from biomimicry, which imitates forms found in nature, it is one of the most radical Feadship designs to date.

The Aston Martin Voyage.


I feel like I just tricked you.   I’m sure you expected some type of uber-sporty track racing contraption from the minds of the folks over at Aston Martin.  However, someone else has taken their design skills in an entirely different direction in an attempt to get Aston Martin to do something unthinkable. A renowned yacht designer has unveiled a new concept yacht based on the luxury vehicles of supercar maker Aston Martin.  The Aston Martin Voyage boat was inspired by Aston Martin vehicles such as the Vantage, Rapide, DBS and Virage and was unveiled last week.  De Basto, a Miami-based custom yacht designer, put together the concept as a way to test whether the car brand’s signature design could be transposed onto water.

The answer seems to be an emphatic yes, with the design clearly paying tribute to Aston Martin while absorbing the necessary nautical features.  The roof line, window shapes, front and rear lights, side ventilation, hood details and famous frontal grill are all design features of the car carried over to the boat.  Sadly, the model is very much a concept, and de Basto makes clear that although he has Aston Martin’s permission for the use of their name in the concept, it’s not intended for production or any commercialization.  However, with other brands such as Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Lancia already lending their names to high-performance boats, perhaps Aston Martin will reconsider sometime soon?

Yeah, Thats A BOAT.


Not too long ago, I was in Miami for work (and play), and I had the immense please of getting to see the “Never Say Never”.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with awesomeness, the “Never Say Never” is the boat on which the SNL comedy sketch ‘I’m On A Boat’ was filmed.  I don’t typically get star struck, but for some odd reason, seeing that particular boat was mesmerizing.  That being said, this post is about a boat that dwarfs the “Never Say Never” in every way possible.  The 55 metre superyacht Quinta Essentia, the largest vessel ever launched by the Netherlands’ Heesen Yachts, has been listed for sale for $100 million.  With sleek exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, the yacht’s most striking feature is a grand swimming pool on the aft deck complete with a waterfall.  The yacht has a very modern interior by Ken Freivokh Design and Michela Reverberi with metallic silver accents.

The Tropical Island Paradise Superyacht.


This superyacht – dubbed the ‘Tropical island Paradise’ – has been designed by British boat builders Yacht Island Design.  The 90m Tropical Island Paradise design has a theme that is centred around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean.  The main exterior deck is a private beach “cove” with a voluminous ocean view swimming pool located forward that is fed by a stream emanating from a cascading waterfall on the volcano further aft.  The main deck is a secluded beach ‘cove’ of cabanas surrounding a massive ocean view swimming pool.  Behind these cabanas there is a bar area, communal seating area and an area for al fresco dining.  Inside the huge, towering volcano is a cinema, library, games room, gym, spa and VIP suites – including an owners pad spread over two decks.  The exterior of yacht was designed to give the impression of waves breaking around a volcanic island, whilst maintaining the look of a contemporary yacht design.  The lavish yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests – and can travel along at a top speed of 15 knots.

Frederique Constant Runabout Moonphase Watch.


After my recent trip to my boy’s lake house on Lake Almanore, I’ve been obsessed with boating.  So when I found this watch from Frédérique Constant, I felt like I needed it. Since 2009, Swiss watch Manufacturer Frédérique Constant celebrates the legendary Runabout yachts of the roaring 20s by offering an attractive series of limited edition timepieces named “Runabout”.  To complete the best-selling range, the Geneva-based brand this year introduces a new version: the Runabout Moonphase.  Absolutely magnificent through its stunning design, this model is available in a limited quantity of just 1’888 pieces per material.  Featuring a case diameter of 43mm and presented in stainless steel or rose gold plated, the new Runabout Moonphase watches offer finely decorated silvered dials.  Traditionally, each Runabout timepiece comes with its own luxurious, handmade wooden case that echoes the passionate craftsmanship of the yachts.  Alongside the watch, a miniature reproduction of a classic Runabout boat can be found inside the unique gift box.

4th Of July on Almanore Lake.


I know that over the last few days, my blog has slowed down quite a bit. The frequency and depth of posts have been slacking since the 2nd of July. The reason for this was me taking a vacation with a couple of friends out on Lake Almanore. We all took off work, came, relaxed, met new people, and had an amazing time Jet skiing, boating, swimming, and drinking. (most of the time we did anything was also spend drinking.) I shared some pictures and videos on my personal facebook page, but the ones for the public are just below. Check the method. (And thank you SO much to everyone who was there to make that trip so fun.)

The ‘Remora’ Super Yacht.


UK-based design consultancy Claydon Reeves has unveiled an 80m superyacht christened ‘Remora’ at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show.  The sleek craft is characterized by a narrow plumb bow, highly resolved, dynamic, taut surfaces and concave glass angling to its tapering stern.  The elaborate structure of the sundeck is a nod to Spanish Modernisme architect Antonio Gaudi and an indication of Claydon Reeves’ aesthetic ambitions.  A strong emphasis is placed upon the interplay of concave and convex surfaces to create intriguing reflections and highlights.  From the front the Remora resembles the Philippe Starck-designed superyacht ‘A’.  The yacht’s interior consists of vast architecturally interesting spaces including a double height main deck mezzanine, soaring forward public areas and duplex guest suites.  The Owner’s suite features a private deck aft of the bridge for a truly seigneurial experience.  The yacht’s high tech looks are matched by the equipment in its engine room: a state-of-the-art diesel electric propulsion system mated to a pair of azimuthing drive pods…  I’m on a boat b*tch.

Andrew Winch Designs


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Andrew Winch Yacht

A luxury yacht, designed by Andrew Winch.  Introduced by Kristy W.  Click the photo for more pictures, and different boats.