Take a look at the top new yachts to join the market this year as exhibited at the Virtual BOAT Show.
The 50 metre motor yacht La Pellegrina was built in carbon-reinforced Kevlar by French yard Chantier Naval Couach to a design by Exequiel Cano Lanza and delivered in 2012 as a Couach 5000 Fly model. An exquisite interior design by Jean-Pierre Fantini accommodates 12 guests in six cabins consisting of a master suite on the upper deck, a VIP suite on the main deck and three doubles with queen beds and a twin below deck.
She is powered by twin 5,240hp MTU engines giving her a maximum speed of 28 knots, a cruising speed of 25 knots and a transatlantic range. Sea Keeper gyroscopic stabilizers ensure that there is minimal roll motion at sea and in port.
The 55 metre motor yacht Sea Huntress was built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Feadship with exterior styling and interior design by Terence Disdale and delivered in 1997. A recent refit saw her totally overhauled and repainted from top to bottom with extensive areas of new teak decking, a complete refurbish of her interior decor and much more.
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests in five cabins. The full beam master suite is on the main deck and has extra-large windows plus a private study that doubles as an observation lounge. Below, four generous twin cabins all have entertainment centres and en suite bathroom facilities and two have Pullman berths.
The 61.29 metre motor yacht Avanti was built in steel and aluminium by German yard Lürssen to Lloyds class with exterior and interior styling by Andrew Winch Designs and delivered in 2004. Built under the supervision of the Moran new construction team, she was refitted in 2010.
Accommodation is for 12 guests in six large cabins consisting of a master suite on the main deck with a floating staircase to an upper deck study with panoramic views and a private owner’s foredeck. She also has five queen sized guest cabins with their own sophisticated decorative schemes.
Designed by Donald O'Keefe, the 30.94 metre motor yacht Intermission was built in aluminium by US yard Burger Boat Company and delivered in 1998 as a raised pilothouse model with her last refit in 2020. Accommodation is for eight guests in four cabins comprising a large master suite, port VIP suite and a twin while the fourth cabin has a double bed and can also be used as a captain’s cabin. All cabins come with entertainment centres, HD television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
Built in GRP by Italian yard Permare to a design by Massimo Verme, the 35.2 metre motor yacht Il Gattopardo was delivered in 2012 as the yard’s second Amer 116 model and refitted in 2019. She can comfortably accommodate six guests across three very large cabins, not to mention a lift to all floors.
With twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines, she is capable of reaching maximum speeds of 27 knots, while her zero speed stabilisers ensure stability at anchor and a pleasurable sail in all weather conditions.
Originally built by Dutch yard West-Wlaamse as a commercial vessel designed for the North Sea, the 39.7 metre motor yacht La Perla was delivered in 1976 before being acquired by a Croatian owner in 2011 and converted into a luxury yacht with strong charter potential.
A recently refitted interior, completed in 2020, sees her able to comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests across 13 cabins, located on two of her four decks. A single Bolnes 1,200hp diesel engine allows a cruising speed of 10 knots topping out at 14 knots and a range of 2,700 nautical miles.
Built in cold moulded mahogany by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen to a design by Bruce King, the 42.84 metre sailing yacht Asgard was delivered in 1993 as a classic ketch with a very shallow draft of 3.2 metres allowing extensive cruising capabilities. She has had two notable refits, one in 2014, which focused on refreshing the impressive aesthetics such as a new teak deck and new interior design by Rhoades Young. Then a 2020 refit focused on a complete mechanical and technical overhaul from the thrusters to the main engine.
Accommodation is for 10 guests in five staterooms - a master suite, two double staterooms and two twin cabins, all with en suite facilities. Considering the variety of destinations Asgard has undertaken, from Alaska to the South Pacific and New Zealand, her interior remains impressively warm and charming.
Now or Never
Pacific Mariner Now or Never was designed by Gregory C Marshall and delivered in 2007. She received an all-new mahogany-panelled interior as part of a refit earlier in 2020 and can sleep up to eight guests in four cabins.
Built by Wally in 2004, Alexia is a born racer and has scooped a number of victories in her time on the racing circuit. Accommodation is for six guests in three cabins and she's equipped with carbon rigging, water ballast and trim tabs. With just one owner since new, she is presented in immaculately condition bolstered by a recent refit.