Take a look at the top new yachts to join the market this year as exhibited at the Virtual BOAT Show.
Bel Ami II
Built in 1988 by Codecasa, the 34-metre classic yacht Bel-Ami II received major refits in both 2008 and 2019 and is now in turnkey condition for a new owner. She was originally designed by her builder as an understated gentleman's yacht style with a sophisticated interior with a semi-raised bridge and accommodation for up to eight guests. Bel Ami II carries her tender on the top deck which is deployed and recovered by crane. She has a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 6,700nm.
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.
The 36.5-metre classic-style yacht Secret Love was built by Dutch yard Amels in 1990. Designed by Jon Bannenberg, she underwent a major refit in 2005/2006 and is MCA compliant. Secret Love features a classic maple wood interior by Struik & Hamerslag with accommodation for eight guests in four cabins consisting of a full-beam master suite on the main deck, full-beam VIP suite and two twins, all with entertainment centres, LCD television screens and marble en suite bathroom facilities. Outside, guests will find a large aft deck fitted with a table and chairs offering guests al fresco cocktails and dining with a Jacuzzi and outside bar on the sun deck.
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.
Built for an experienced owner in 2014 by ISA Yachts, Forever One has gained attention for her distinctive reverse bow design by Horacio Bozzo. The four-deck 54.65-metre superyacht features an owner’s apartment on the upper deck, complete with a full-beam master suite, his and hers bathrooms, a dressing room, private office, and private aft deck, plus three large double guest cabins and a full gym. Other amenities on board the 1074 GT vessel include a movie theatre, gym, elevator, expansive beach club, diving platform and two tender garages. Her interiors by Studio Massari evoke coastal Nantucket living with their contemporary and casual style.
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.