My Paradis, Benetti Tradition Supreme 108

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With the Tradition Supreme 108, Benetti offers buyers of so-called small megayachts bigger-yacht features. The primary advantage is a trideck configuration, unheard of for a 108’2” (32.98-meter) LOA. The second advantage is the ability to personalize the layouts of each deck, beyond wall coverings and furnishings. The first in the series, My Paradis, makes the most of both.

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Most 108-footers rise two decks high. The ability to have a full skylounge aboard surely impressed the owner of My Paradis, the first Benetti Tradition Supreme 108. A bar forward to port makes the room ideal for cocktails. Conversations flow easily from the table and seating arrangements (there are two) and the settee taking up much of the opposite side. The guests and captain can each enjoy some privacy thanks to the helm being down a few steps, not open to this area.

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Most of the main deck aboard My Paradis is devoted to the saloon. The large windows combine with light- and dark-stained oak, plus LEDs, for dramatic effect. The drama is even greater where panes of nearly full-height glass are situated to each side, complemented by lowered bulwarks. The trend of using floor-to-ceiling glass has thus far been popular among larger megayachts. It’s also interesting to note that the saloon doesn’t flow into a dining area. The owner eschewed the traditional formal dining area on this deck in favor of having it on the sundeck.

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Something else the owner of My Paradis requested that’s rare to see in this LOA: a sauna. You’d probably expect to find it on the lower deck, or perhaps off the tender garage. Instead, it’s on the same level as the skylounge. It features a skylight, from the sundeck (accessible via the stairs you see here).

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Just as is the case below decks, the sundeck allows a flexible layout. That’s because Benetti doesn’t have molded-in seating or other structures, besides the carbon fiber hardtop and extra helm, the latter a few steps down from the relaxation areas. My Paradis has loose lounges aft of the hot tub and the primary dining are forward of it. Other buyers might want to stow extra toys up here, complementing the tender garage.

For more of My Paradis, with a full-beam (24’3”, or 7.4-meter) main-deck master suite and four guest staterooms, see this video:

 

Codecasa 50 Vintage Gains Buyer, for Delivery in 2015

CODECASA-50-Vintage-SeriesThe first Codecasa 50 Vintage project now has an owner. Started on spec, the megayacht will be handed over next summer.

The Codecasa 50 Vintage is the largest offering in the Vintage Series so far, which was introduced in 2009. At that point, the builder was publicizing just one model, the Vintage 42 (139 feet, or 42.5 meters). The goal of the Vintage Series is to blend traditional-era styling with modern-day amenities. Codecasa cited a few famous yachts as inspiration, notably Marlin, a 51-foot commuter from 1930 that was owned by Joseph Kennedy of the equally famous Kennedy family. Marlin became an unofficial Presidential yacht under John F. Kennedy.

Following the sale of two Vintage 42s, Codecasa decided to add the 50 Vintage to the lineup and begin construction.

This first Codecasa 50 Vintage is being referred to as Project Falcon for now. For those of you who like to track hull numbers, she’s C121. Styling and naval architecture is from Codecasa’s in-house team. The 163’7” (49.9-meter) Codecasa 50 Vintage bears a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, further built to Lloyds classification and MCA compliance.

Specifics on the interior design have not been revealed. For now, Codecasa is saying that the megayacht, characterized by a 33’5” (10.2-meter) beam, will bear the design work of Della Role, as have so many of its previous deliveries. You can expect to find a main-deck owner’s suite and five guest staterooms, the latter possibly including two twins. A crew of nine plus the captain will attend to their needs and the overall yacht.

The Codecasa 50 Vintage should see her most efficient range at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles. Top end is expected to be 17½ knots (light displacement). Twin 2,365-hp Caterpillar engines provide propulsion for the yacht, which will further have a 9’4” (2.85-meter) draft.

Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 105 Coming in 2015

MCY 105 underway renderThe largest yacht from Monte Carlo Yachts, the MCY 105, is in build for delivery next summer.

The MCY 105 features the styling of her smaller sisters, courtesy of Nuvolari-Lenard. The studio has designed the entire lineup of Monte Carlo Yachts offerings, which start at 65 feet (nearly 20 meters). The MCY 105 is not a carbon copy simply in a longer length, however. Monte Carlo Yachts is employing resin-infusion construction methods. This further means that the MCY 105 should be upwards of 15 percent lighter than similar-size fiberglass megayachts. Reportedly, there are no such yachts in the 100-foot range that are built via resin infusion.

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The first MCY 105, which will make her global debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival next September, is for an Asian buyer. Full details on the accommodations are not available. So far Monte Carlo Yachts is revealing that the master stateroom is on the main deck. It benefits from the large side windows you see forward in the renderings here. The interlocking circular ports below decks characterize the master stateroom on other models, so it seems guests will get them on this MCY 105. Like all the brand’s offerings, the MCY 105 is arranged according to the owner’s wishes. The number of guest staterooms on hull number one is unknown at this point, though tradition would dictate four. Monte Carlo Yachts will alternately work with clients to create three cabins and a gym, or a media room. Decor options are also open to owner choice, as is the hull color.

Something all buyers will appreciate: the bow “lounge.” It’s not a mere seating area. If the one aboard the MCY 105 is akin to the one on the MCY 86, it will rival far larger yachts’ offerings. Few, if any, megayacht builders with 80- to 100-footers put anything other than an intimate settee and table arrangement up here. Buyers and their captains alike will also appreciate the raised pilothouse aboard the MCY 105, plus the Portuguese bridge arrangement.

Paradise, Hull #3 in Horizon RP110 Series

Horizon-RP110-ParadiseBy the end of the month, the Australia-based owner of Paradise should be enjoying his version of paradise. The yacht is the third Horizon RP110, and the largest Horizon in the country thus far.

Paradise marks a few notable differences compared to the previous RP110 deliveries. For one, the accommodations include a main-deck master and four guest staterooms below decks. Andrea VI, the first Horizon RP110, has five staterooms in total, too, but all below deck due to a country kitchen on the main deck. Carnival Liberty 3, the second delivery in the series, has three guest staterooms and a main-deck master.

Another difference: this hi-low swim platform (below). The owner of Paradise wanted it to extend out as shown, to 12’2” (about 3.72 meters). It’s also capable of holding a custom tender weighing 3,300 pounds. Neither of the two previous Horizon RP110s tote a tender back here, not have an extendable swim platform.

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All the Horizon RP110s, including Paradise, do have a beach club. It’s an intimate space, given the crew’s quarters (for six) aft as well. The beach club is revealed two ways: via the centerline door, or the hydraulically raising transom.

The owner of Paradise requested walnut wood with high-gloss ebony accents throughout the interior.  (Dark woods are also aboard Carnival Liberty 3, while light ones characterize Andrea VI.) He also requested various relaxation areas able to accommodate big groups. Besides the total of 10 people who can sleep aboard, Paradise can host 20 people for meals on the flying bridge. They can further take a peek over the captain’s shoulders at the helm station up here as he brings the RP110 into port.

Sea trials are underway, expected to confirm a 22-knot top end and 18-knot cruise.

November 2014 Motoryacht Video: Amels’ Belle Aimée

 

The 171’6” (52.3-meter) Belle Aimée, built by Amels in 2010, has been pursuing an off-the-beaten-path charter program this year. Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are among the places she’s visited so far. Belle Aimée guests get to indulge in diving and other watersports. But, the megayacht’s crew also makes a point of welcoming families aboard. In fact, Belle Aimée guests cuddle up on the couches to watch movies together—both inside and on the top deck—challenge each other to board games, even sing karaoke. The onboard dive instructors work with novice and expert divers alike, of all ages. Belle Aimée is further a partner of the Ross School, whereby a teacher can cruise aboard on your charter. Your children or grandchildren can therefore learn more about the cultures of the areas they’re visiting, among other things.

This video showcases the family experience aboard Belle Aimée. Chances are good you and your family will want to book a trip aboard. Speak with your favorite charter broker, and visit the Belle Aimée website for specifics on itineraries.