Which from Burgess’ CAs does SuperyachtNews.com consider the ‘pick-of-the-bunch’ for the MYS this year?
Marketing maestro Tim Delaney’s thought-provoking talk about ‘superyachts as brands’ last November at The Global Superyacht Forum focused on Solandge in particular, re-affirming her position as one of the world’s most talked-about superyachts.
The iconic 85.1m Lurssen build amasses a monumental 2,899GT over six decks and will be the largest yacht at the MYS this year, as of the time of writing. With an exterior design by Espen Øino and an interior styled by Aileen Rodriguez, she was delivered by the German yard in October 2013.
Beyond the glamour of the two Jacuzzis, swimming pool, fully functional gym, state-of-the-art-cinema and nine-person elevator, she is able to obtain a 6,000nm range at 12 knots, adding functionality to form. Last year she was presented with the 2014 'La Belle Classe Superyachts' Award from the Monaco Yacht Club and 'Best Exterior' in the first-ever Monaco Yacht Show Awards.
Viareggio Super Yachts’ (VSY) biggest build to date, Stella Maris, is another of Burgess’ CAs that will be drawing crowds this year. ‘Striking masculine exterior lines’ is a narrative that has been closely associated with the 72.1m, which also features Espen Øino’s exterior profiling, whilst Michela Reverberi provided a light-filled, contemporary interior.
Stella Maris was delivered in February 2013 but is now on the re-sale market with a price tag of €75 million. As well as being ready for a prompt 2015 delivery, she is also operating under temporary Italian registration and using Imperia as a base for the summer, but will also be made available in the Monaco/south of France region to aid client inspections.
She is one of the smallest yachts to have obtained a fully HCA certified commercial heli-deck, which has evidently had little compromise on the external spaces. She is capable of a 17-knot maximum speed, a 12-knot cruising speed, and has a range of 6,500nm at 10 knots.
A substantial and highly impressive refit at Amico in 2014, by the award winning H2 Yacht Design team sees a transformed 55.4m Turquoise return to the market. She was delivered by the then-known-as Proteksan Turquoise in 2011 and has been assigned a €28.95 million asking price. She can accommodate up to 12 guests over four double cabins - one twin and a double/twin convertible cabin.
With a maximum speed of 14.5 knots she may not be designed for the adrenaline-junkies, but her twin 1,500hp Caterpillar engines are able to obtain a 5,500nm range at 12 knots.
The 55m Benetti build, Cakewalk, will also be making an appearance at Monaco following a €2 million refit in Florida in March this year. As well as interior décor upgrades, a review of all technical systems was carried out to ensure prime condition for a new owner. As such, the asking price for her is €25 million.
Continuing the theme of impressive ranges, the 2003 build can obtain 7,000nm at 12 knots. To put this into perspective, a typical trans-Atlantic crossing is expected to end up in the region of 4,500 to 5,000nm, which Cakewalk would manage comfortably with her twin 1,380kW Caterpillar engines. She features the immaculate interior design of Stefano Natucci, whilst the Benetti Yachts in-house team completed the exterior.