World Superyacht Awards - Tri-deck Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts shortlist
by Tom Isitt
With the announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the World Superyacht Awards, we take a closer look at the finalists in each of the major categories. Here with have the Tri-Deck Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts category, in which seven yachts are shortlisted.
Designed by the yard’s in-house team in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell, the spacious, classic interior of Imperial Princess accommodates up to 12 guests in five cabins, including a full-beam master suite on the main deck, and two VIP cabins plus two twins with Pullmans on the lower deck. Of course, other interior layouts are possible, including a cinema or a gymnasium. Powered by twin 12V MTU diesel engines, Imperial Princess will reach a top speed of 22 knots._ Imperial Princess_ is the largest production yacht ever launched in Britain, with one of the largest resin-infused hull ever moulded.
Built for experienced superyacht owners, Lady Linda is the epitome of floating luxury, style and comfort. Her richly decorated interior was designed by Evan K Marshall in a modern classic style with a variety of high gloss exotic woods, granite and marble, bespoke furniture and exquisite art work. Lady Linda accommodates 12 guests in six spacious cabins, and has expansive living areas – both formal and informal – including a large main saloon, sky lounge and sun deck that can be partially enclosed to create a discotheque. A touch-and-go helipad, stash of water toys and dedicated crew of 13 are also at the disposal of her guests.
Legacy is a 164ft Westport that offers a huge amount of accommodation. In addition to the master suite on the main deck, there is a substantial VIP suite on the bridge deck and then four guest cabins on the lower deck. The communal spaces are similar generous and decorated in a pleasingly understated and elegant fashion, creating a yacht that is immensely versatile.
This radically designed 40m has been built by the Bilgin shipyard in Istanbul, and H2 designed both the exterior and interior. The main feature of the exterior is the use of a reverse bow, giving her a similar look to the iconic “A” yacht. The interior is fresh and modern without being too minimal, combining the rich Macassar and Zebrano woods with warm leathers and fabrics. Accommodation comprises a master suite and three guest cabins, and the yacht is powered by two MTU 2000/M93s, giving a cruising speed of 18 knots and a top speed of 23 knots.
Ocean Alexander 120
The first 36.5m (120′) motor yacht built in the alliance between Ocean Alexander and Christensen made her debut at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The tri-deck yacht includes features such as an on-deck master suite, separate captain’s quarters, crew for six plus captain, massive storage space, walk-in pantry and full-size freezers. This is the first of three contracts in the alliance between Christensen and Ocean Alexander, with interior design by Evan K. Marshall. Says Evan Marshall: ‘With an emphasis on an “International” style and first class build quality, this new series of yachts, which also includes 135ft and 155ft models, will soon establish a new class benchmark.’
Launched in June 2012 by Mondo Marine, the 40.8m motor yacht Okko has an interior designed by Giorgio Vafiadis, and accommodates 10 guests in a full-beam master on the main deck, and two double and two twin staterooms on the lower deck. Okko is powered by twin 1,500hp MTU engines giving a top speed of 16.5 knots, a cruising speed of 14.5 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at a more economical speed.
Tsumat comes from the successful 49.9 metre all-aluminium series designed by the yard’s in-house team. ABS classed and MCA compliant, the yacht has an interior styled by JC Espinosa and Ramon Alonso of Loguer Design. Her interior layout accommodates 12 guests in six cabins – the usual split-level owner suite enjoying a panoramic front view, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck, and two doubles and two twins on the lower deck. Features include spacious main and dining saloons, complete with bar and wine cellar, an island bar in the galley which allows guests to watch their food being prepared and a full beam alfresco lounge on the aft deck.
The crew quarters accommodate 11 members, while a stern garage stores the main tender, allowing more space for guests on the sun deck, which is comprehensively equipped with a spa pool, chaise longues, dining for eight and gymnasium equipment.The yacht is powered by twin 3,384hp Caterpillar 3516B engines, giving her a top speed of 22.5 knots and a range of 3,700 nautical miles at 10 knots.
Keep an eye on our Yacht Features section for the next WSA category – RPH Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts.