282m Njord: Espen Oeino is designing the world’s largest superyacht

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Norwegian naval architect and designer Espen Oeino is behind many of the world’s largest superyachts, including the currently in-build 182.9-metre expedition vessel REV. Together with Ocean Residences, he is now working on megayacht concept that would overdo REV by 100 metres. With 118 apartments, this largest private superyacht ever would be 281.8 metres long with a width of 33.5 metres.

Njord is named after god of the seas and winds in Scandinavian mythology. The mammoth concept will stretch across 12 decks, while the volumes of internal premises will reach 81,000 GT.

The 118 residences on-board will be offered for sale, as well as 16 cabins for guests or service. The residences will be available in 20 different configurations with 2 to 6 bedrooms, covering from 116 to 800 square metres in total.

Living rooms of each residence will feature sea views and open terraces. In general, interior designs will be customised. Meanwhile, each of the 311 crew members will also have their own cabin (1:2 guest to crew ratio).

As to the amenities, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, wellness facilities, a nightclub and jazz lounge area will be available for common use. In addition, a telescope observatory lounge will lay on the top deck.

What is more, the megayacht will be capable of undertaking scientific and oceanographic research while circumnavigating the globe.

There will be all necessary equipment on-board to conduct full-fledged round-the-world expeditions, collecting data for international laboratories. The vessel will be fitted with an oceanographic research laboratory, a gyroscopic telescope, drones, two submersibles and two eight-seat, Airbus ACH 160 helicopters with a range of 400 nautical miles without refuelling.

The superyacht is targeted at 2024 delivery. No shipyard has been involved in the project so far, however, negotiations are understood to be underway.

Source: https://yachtharbour.com

Riva Lounges, Privées and Decks win at the “Boat Builder Awards” 2019. Awards go to Mykonos Deck.

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The Riva Destination concept triumphs in the “Retail marketing initiative” category.

Taking the legendary Riva magic beyond the nautical, through the Riva Lounges, Privées, and Decks: this is the winning idea with which the Ferretti Group secured the prestigious prize awarded by the Boat Builder Awards 2019.

Yesterday evening, 18 November, at the event organised by METSTRADE and IBI (International Boating Industry) magazine, the jury awarded the “Retail marketing initiative” prize to the Riva Destination concept, created to offer owners an exclusive experience in unique locations such as the Yacht Club in Montecarlo, the Gritti Palace in Venice, Garage Italia in Milan, the Ikador Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa in Opatija in Croatia, Nammos Beach in Mykonos in Greece, the Molo 47 Restaurant in Formentera in the Balearics, the Splash Restaurant on the Seine in Paris, and the Riva Lounge in Palm Beach in Florida.

The pure class that has always been the hallmark of Riva heritage and design makes each Riva Lounge, Privée and Deck instantly recognisable, and not just to sailing enthusiasts. The classic fifties Dolce Vita style and chrome, steel and varnished mahogany detailing instantly evoke the iconic yachts and glamour of the most famous shipyard in the world. All the custom furniture, such as the Aquariva lamp or the Aquarama chairs and tables, features the classic characteristics of the vessels, making it possible to experience first-hand the materials and wood with which Riva, for 177 years, has been making the yachts chosen and so beloved by stars and celebrities. Furthermore, in every Riva Lounge, Privée, and Deck, guests and fans of the Riva legend will find a dedicated corner, displaying the items in the precious Riva Brand Experience collection, which are also available for sale online at www.rivaboutique.it. These unique, collector items are inspired by the philosophy “Riva inside, inside Riva”, so you can take the fond memory of the sea with you wherever you go, marked by the iconic brand of international yachting.

Riva, whose style, materials, distinctive colors and quality of its yachts have always placed it in a league of its own, has influenced the taste and habits of various eras, becoming part of the collective imagination beyond the world of sailing. The challenge was to offer the Riva experience in the chicest places in the world, immersing the client in an atmosphere of elegance and class in each Riva Lounge, Privée, and Deck, to the delight of fans of sailing – and of the good life.

Monaco Yacht Show 2019

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A bespoke-made show for the new generation of superyacht customers.

Today it attracts over 125 superyachts with an average length closer to 50 metres, of which around 42 are new launches making their worldwide debut. The average value of the yachts on display is now a staggering €27 million. This is a far cry from the very first edition of MYS in 1991, when there were just 32 yachts moored in Port Hercules averaging 31 metres in length.

This year’s fleet will feature larger superyachts compared with 2018. The largest luxury vessel will be 107 metres in length. 21 units will exceed 60 metres with an average size of 75m!

Full list of superyachts

It is hard to overestimate the importance and prestige of MYS as a barometer that measures the state of the large yacht industry. When business is booming, there is a tremendous vibe among the yacht brokers and builders walking the dock. But in a sector still adapting to the aspirations of younger buyers and charterers, continued prosperity is not guaranteed and there is no room for complacency. As a proactive industry player, MYS is embracing change by adopting development strategies that deliberately target the emerging superyacht clientele.

“We work to offer the most prestigious superyachting event to the new generation of customers,” confirms Gaëlle Tallarida, General Manager of MYS. “Our responsibility is to offer our visitors an entertaining and instructive plunge into the world of superyachting, while serving the interest of the industry. In other words, to encourage encounters between final clients and the best players in the market.”

Already filled to capacity each year and occupying much of Port Hercules, there is little or no opportunity for physical growth in Monaco. Instead, the show organisers are focusing on delivering the best platform for business and the most efficient solutions for exhibitors to liaise with clients. One area of improvement, for example, has been optimising the layout into thematic zones to provide more fluid circulation around the quays and tents, and allow visitors to concentrate on their own sectors of interest.

The temptation for any show aimed at end-users is to spread the net as wide as possible and be all things to all people, but MYS is taking the opposite tack by prioritising a specific visitor profile. Positive feedback from exhibitors and partners following MYS 2018 suggests this strategy is already having an impact. The slight drop in overall attendance (2% in 2018 down on 2017) reflects the drive towards lower densities around the port, which results in a more rewarding experience for prospective clients. Indeed, brokers and builders spoke of a higher number of visitors seriously intending to buy or charter.

“We want to attract people who are new to yachting as well as retain our existing client base, but at the end of the day we target HNWIs,” says one yachting executive and MYS exhibitor. “When boat shows are billed as a fun family day out, the cachet value is diluted. I think that whenever a show targets very affluent people, it should offer an experience in keeping with their lifestyles.”

VIP visit program: the Sapphire Experience
MYS is in constant contact with yacht builders, brokers and industry suppliers throughout the year in order to gather feedback and anticipate their needs and those of their customers. The Sapphire Experience, a program aimed at premium clients to enhance their show experience and help them take their first steps in the often-bewildering world of luxury yachting, was set up in 2016. The bespoke program includes a Concierge Service that coordinates private visits aboard superyachts on display, as well as a calendar of festivities during the four-day event. On the eve of show, for example, Sapphire Experience guests join a select list of industry influencers and luxury partners invited to attend the opening gala party, which includes the prestigious MYS Superyacht Awards Ceremony.

Monaco Yacht Summit
Since being introduced to the MYS agenda in 2016, the annual Monaco Yacht Summit immediately prior to the show has become a key event for clients and their advisors looking to enter or better understand the world of yachting. Attended by qualified representatives, family offices and private investors, the Summit includes a series of informative panel discussions with acknowledged experts from across the superyacht industry.

Car Deck – exhibition of classic and customised vehicles
Luxury cars go hand in hand with luxury yachting and the Car Deck exhibition of prestige and one-off automobiles, some of which are available for test drives by prospective clients, has been a big hit with VIP visitors regardless of age for the last four years. It is set alongside the Tenders & Toys area to offer a complete superyacht lifestyle environment in a single chic location.

Tenders & Toys exhibition
By providing access to secluded bays, transits between the mother ship and dry land, or simply an exhilarating high-speed ride, tenders give a younger clientele their first taste of the superyacht experience. Moreover, the stable of water toys – from inflatables to electric surfboards and mini submarines – is always high on the list of priorities for sports-minded charter clients.

New Upper Deck Lounge on two floors
The Upper Deck Lounge will offer top-notch amenities on two floors to welcome the yachting customers and enhance their visit experience of the MYS. The show’s reception and catering area will welcome all visitors in a luxurious environment furnished by the MYS top-of-the-range partners: the ground floor is dedicated to luxury exhibitors, a bar with an outdoor terrace, while the first floor will host the show restaurant and a VIP lounge with a panoramic view over Port Hercules.

New opening hours from 11am to 7.30pm
The MYS changes its opening hours and will welcome attendees, later this year, from 11am to 7.30pm (Saturday 28th September: 11am – 7pm). The goal is to offer a timetable that corresponds better to the visiting times preferred by private clients. The new schedule will also ease the relentless intensity of the show and create a more pleasant experience for visitors and exhibitors alike, while leaving more time earlier in the morning for B2B meetings, press conferences and media yacht visits. 

Less about footfall and more about providing a quality service to the growing number of international visitors intending to purchase or charter a yacht, these initiatives will help ensure that MYS maintains its global status as the superyacht show par excellence. Today more than ever before, MYS is about promoting the superyacht lifestyle to a high-end clientele through tailor-made experiences.


29th Monaco Yacht Show
September 25th – 28th, 2019
Port Hercules, Monaco

Opening times:
Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th September: 11 am – 7.30 pm
Saturday 28th September: 11 am – 7 pm.

Access for exhibitors from 8 am every day.
Access for media (conditional on possession of press badge and an invitation to a press event):
Wednesday 25th September: from 11 am
Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September: from 8.30 am

Source: https://www.monacoyachtshow.com

BBQ party on board | Tsiknopempth 2019

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Φέτος θα είναι μία διαφορετική Τσικνοπέμπτη από όλες τις άλλες καθώς η Luxury Yacht Parties έχει φροντίσει να σας διασκεδάσει ακόμα και αυτή την ημέρα!

Με ποικιλία από πέντε διαφορετικές πιατέλες κρεατικών, τρεις σαλάτες, αρκετές σάλτσες καθώς και open bar που έχουμε επιλέξει για εσάς, θα είναι μία από τις καλύτερες σας Τσικνοπέμπτες. Φυσικά δεν θα μπορούσε να λείπει ένας επαγγελματίας Dj που θα μας βάλει στο κλίμα των αποκριών και του χορού!

Έχουμε επιλέξει το ιδιαίτερο πειρατικό σκάφος για να γιορτάσουμε την “γιορτή κρεατικών” στην Μαρίνα Αλίμου στις 28 Φεβρουαρίου.

Η πρόσκληση είναι στα 40€ (ενήλικες) – 30€ (παιδιά – έως 12 ετών) και περιλαμβάνει το γεύμα σε μπουφέ (δείτε εδώ το menu), το open bar(κρασί, μπύρες & αναψυκτικά), την μουσική από επαγγελματία Dj και το άρτιο εκπαιδευμένο προσωπικό και φυσικά τον ψήστη.

Για κρατήσεις και πληροφορίες μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε στα παρακάτω νούμερα ή μέσω της φόρμας επικοινωνίας.
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Pop-up Athens Yacht Show 2019 at Athens Marina – The Mega Yacht Mooring

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ONDECK Media & Events in cooperation with Athens Marina – The Mega Yacht Mooring are happy to announce the organization of the 1st Pop-up Athens Yacht Show.

The event will take place in April 2019 (exact dates will soon be announced) at the amazing facilities in one of the top and well-organized marinas all over the Mediterranean. The 1st Athens Yacht Show is going to attract great interest in Greece and abroad and aspires to become the largest communication platform for the large class of yachts.

The Show is addressed to yachts – new models for sale – more than 40 feet long, constructed from 2016 onwards. It is the only event with a clear orientation in the middle and big category of yachts as well as in the mega yachts in Greece. The biggest related companies will also be present on land and waterways in an elegant and well-designed environment.

Athens yacht show 2

ONDECK Media & Events – Gerasimos Gerolymatos being in charge – has years of experience in the field of the large yachts and international competition. Being in close cooperation with the leading companies and the Athens Marina staff, the 1st Pop-up Athens Yacht Show will be a fruitful venue for business professionals, owners and, of course, a link to abroad.

The exact dates, exhibitors, schedule and timetable will be soon announced.

The internationally awarded SAND PEOPLE COMMUNICATION office is in charge of the communication of the event abroad.

1st Pop-Up Athens Yacht Show hosted by Athens Marina – The Mega Yacht Mooring


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Closing season | Party & Cruise

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Το καλοκαίρι τελείωσε αλλά εμείς δίνουμε το τελευταίο μας ραντεβού στις 4 Νοεμβρίου. Ένα μοναδικό πάρτι με θαλασσινές γεύσεις και όχι μόνο, ποιοτικό κρασί με θέα το απέραντο γαλάζιο που θα μας μείνουν αξέχαστες!

Αναχώρηση στις 15:00 το μεσημέρι από την Μαρίνα Αλίμου με το σκάφος Μ/Y Blue Diamond με προορισμό το σημείο που θα αγκυροβολήσουμε.

Εκεί θα ξεκινήσουμε να σας σερβίρουμε τις πιατέλες και το άφθονο κρασί και η μουσική θα μας ανεβάσει την διάθεση για διασκέδαση σε συνδυασμό με θέα την θάλασσα. Λίγο πριν δύσει ο ήλιος θα επιστρέψουμε στην Μαρίνα Αλίμου που θα σας περιμένει μια έκπληξη!

Η τιμή είναι κατ’ άτομο στα 30€ και περιλαμβάνεται το γεύμα σε μπουφέ (δείτε εδώ το menu), το κρασί (open bar) και ο ναύλος.

Για κρατήσεις και πληροφορίες μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε στα παρακάτω νούμερα ή μέσω της φόρμας επικοινωνίας.
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Monaco Grand Prix 2018, $500 million yacht and celebrities

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Monaco Grand Prix 2018

The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery is required to win in Monte Carlo, facets which highlight the differences between the great and the good in Formula 1.
The Armco barrier-lined circuit leaves no margin for error, demanding more concentration that any other Formula One track. Cars run with maximum downforce and brakes are worked hard. Overtaking is next to impossible so qualifying in Monaco is more critical than at any other Grand Prix.
The Portier corner is key to achieving a good lap time around Monaco. It is preceded by the Loews hairpin, the slowest corner in Formula 1, and followed by the tunnel, one of the few flat-out sections of the track. Some great names have ended their races in the barriers here, most notably Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
To win in Monaco places a driver’s name on a list that includes many of history’s all-time greats.
Both Graham Hill, the man nicknamed ‘Mr Monaco’, and Schumacher won it five times, Alain Prost took four victories, whilst Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart each won here three times. But the record of wins in the Principality resides with the Senna, who won in Monte Carlo six times.

The race has been a regular fixture of the world championship since 1955, but in that time the circuit has changed remarkably little. Slight alterations were made for the 2003 event, in particular a new, gentler entry to the Rascasse corner, with even bigger changes in 2004, with a new pit complex and increased spectator capacity.
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Φεστιβάλ – Γιορτή Γιώτινγκ στη Μαρίνα Αλίμου: 12 – 15 Απριλίου 2018 (Greek only)

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Στο πλαίσιο των δραστηριοτήτων του ο ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΣ ΙΔΙΟΚΤΗΤΩΝ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΩΝ ΣΚΑΦΩΝ ΑΝΕΥ [ΜΟΝΙΜΟΥ] ΠΛΗΡΩΜΑΤΟΣ – ΣΙΤΕΣΑΠ για την ανάδειξη των δραστηριοτήτων του κλάδου του γιώτινγκ, για πρώτη φορά οργανώνει το ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΓΙΩΤΙΝΓΚ μία «ΓΙΟΡΤΗ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΙΟΥ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ» στη Μαρίνα Αλίμου, τη μεγαλύτερη Μαρίνα της χώρας, που είναι η κύρια επαγγελματική βάση των σκαφών στην Αττική.

Το ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΓΙΩΤΙΝΓΚ – ΓΙΟΡΤΗ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΙΟΥ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ οργανώνεται για πρώτη φορά στην Ελλάδα, με κύριο σκοπό να δώσει την ευκαιρία στους κατοίκους του λεκανοπεδίου της Πρωτεύουσας, αλλά και σε άλλους Έλληνες και ξένους επισκέπτες και επαγγελματίες, να γνωρίσουν από κοντά τη μοναδικότητα της απόλαυσης των Ελληνικών θαλασσών μέσα από ένα -κυρίως- μικρότερο ιστιοπλοϊκό ή μηχανοκίνητο σκάφος, που μπορούν είτε οι ίδιοι να κυβερνήσουν (με κατάλληλες γνώσεις και εκπαίδευση) είτε να χαρούν με τη βοήθεια και υποστήριξη από επαγγελματίες.

Την βδομάδα μετά το Πάσχα 2018, στη Μαρίνα Αλίμου, περισσότερα από 100 σκάφη, μικρά και μεγάλα, όλων των τύπων, θα περιμένουν οικογένειες, ζευγάρια, παιδιά, νέους, φιλικές παρέες και μεμονωμένους, άτομα όλων των ηλικιών -γιατί προσφέρεται για όλους η δυνατότητα να κάνουν ημερήσιες, ολιγοήμερες ή πολύ-ήμερες περιηγήσεις με σκάφη- που θέλουν να εξοικειωθούν με δραστηριότητες στο θαλάσσιο περιβάλλον της χώρας, και με την μοναδική εμπειρία να πλέεις πάνω στο νερό.

Θα είναι μία πλωτή αλλά και χερσαία έκθεση και τόπος δραστηριοτήτων, που απευθύνεται κυρίως στο Ελληνικό κοινό, αλλά και εκτός Ελλάδος, σε όλους που θέλουν να γνωρίσουν αυτήν τη δραστηριότητα και τη μορφή αναψυχής.

Στους προβλήτες της Μαρίνας Αλίμου, οι επισκέπτες μπορούν να επιβιβαστούν σε σκάφη, να ενημερωθούν για τους παράκτιους και νησιωτικούς προορισμούς, να παρακολουθήσουν μίνι συνεδριακές ημερίδες για τους επαγγελματίες και το κοινό και να παρακολουθήσουν επιδείξεις από τις διάφορες δραστηριότητες που μπορούν να γίνουν με ένα σκάφος.

Στη διάρκεια του ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΓΙΩΤΙΝΓΚ θα πραγματοποιηθούν εκδηλώσεις μουσικές, γαστρονομικές, αλλά και χορευτικές από τους διάφορους προορισμούς.

Για τους επαγγελματίες είναι μία μοναδική ευκαιρία να γνωριστούν και να παρουσιάσουν τα σκάφη και τις υπηρεσίες τους προς ένα ευρύ κοινό, ακόμη και ξένους επαγγελματίες (buyers) που έχουν προσκληθεί.

Στο ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΓΙΩΤΙΝΓΚ – ΓΙΟΡΤΗ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΙΟΥ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ θα προβληθούν οι διάφορες δραστηριότητες στις παράκτιες και νησιώτικες περιοχές, οι επισκέπτες θα έχουν την ευκαιρία όχι μόνο να επιβιβαστούν σε σκάφη, κάθε λογής, αλλά και να δοκιμάσουν, με κληρώσεις, μικρά και μεγαλύτερα ταξίδια, και να ενημερωθούν για τις λεπτομέρειες είτε της απόκτησης ιδιόκτητου σκάφους, είτε ναύλωσης ενός επαγγελματικού σκάφους, με ή χωρίς πλήρωμα.

Η Εταιρεία MACT MEDIA GROUP έχει αναλάβει την Οργάνωση της Εκδήλωσης και οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μπορούν να απευθύνονται για λεπτομέρειες στο τηλέφωνο 211 0129575 , με email στο yachtingfestivals@yachtingfestivals-athens.com και μέσω της ιστοσελίδας www.yachtingfestivals-athens.com


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Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights from Doha to Mykonos, Greece

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Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch direct flights to the island of Mykonos in Greece starting May 30, 2018. One of Greece’s most popular islands, Mykonos will be the third Greek destination in the award-winning airline’s expanding global network, following the launch of direct service to Thessaloniki in March 2018. Qatar Airways currently operates three daily flights to Athens.

“Mykonos has long been one of our most sought-after European destinations, and we are very proud to be the first Gulf carrier to serve Mykonos directly,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said.

Four weekly seasonal flights from Doha to Mykonos Airport will be operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.

“The island’s central location among the Cyclades makes it an extremely attractive holiday destination. We look forward to offering holidaymakers the convenience of direct service to this enchanting island this summer.”

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