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41m charter superyacht Legenda attacked with passengers aboard and other yacht news

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41m charter superyacht Legenda attacked with passengers aboard

On July 30, around 07:30 in the morning, a 43-year-old resident of Corsica armed with a knife has entered a 41-metre superyacht Legenda, with charterers of Russian nationality aboard, reports Corse Net Infos. The superyacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands, was anchored less than 2 km from the the Port of Taverna, Corsica.

The crew and the passengers made themselves safe disarming the individual, who was arrested and taken to the police department of Southern Corsica. A judicial investigation of the accident has been initiated.

The 41.1-metre Legenda was built by Italian yard Mondomarine in 2009. In 2014, she changed owners asking €8.8 million and the name from Alexander Two to Legenda. The yacht features exterior design by Cor D Rover and interiors by Luca Dini. Boasting interior volume of  360 GT, Legenda offers accommodation to up to 12 guests across 5 cabins

Upgraded in style: EUR 18 million superyacht Belami wrapped in 600sqm of gold

LuxWrap, a company that makes its specialty in yacht and superyacht vinyl finishing, has completed a transformation of a 53-metre superyacht, formerly known under the name Kinta. The vessel was built by Turkish Turquoise Yachts in 2008.

Belami is currently listed for sale asking €17,900,000. Renamed by her last owner, the superyaht has also been subject to significant appearance transformation. For that, the owner has chosen a non-traditional way for yachts of her size, covering her with vinyl.

The technique has been very popular with automobilists and small boats owners in the recent years, but has not been applied to superyachts. With a ‘gilded’ hull, Belami can now be confused with no others, standing out from afar.

According to the founder of LuxWrap, he came up with the idea of ​​gilding larger yachts two years ago, but no one around believed it was possible due to complexity of the process and high costs of the material. However, covering with mirror vinyl does not turn out to be more expensive than repainting, which can cost several million dollars. Another advantage of the technique is that it takes far less time then hull repainting.

The upgrade of took 13 days, instead of 10 as it was planned at the beginning, due to logistic problems and rain and an additional request from the owner to upgrade water bikes with tenders, as well.

600 square metres of golden vinyl coating with a mirror effect were applied to ex. Kinta, while she was docked in the port of Viareggio, serving as her registry place.

The superyacht features exterior design by Caliari Superyacht. Extensively refitted in 2012, Kinta saw interior designer Jean Guy Verges create an all new contemporary and sophisticated interiors. Key design elements include stunning dark Wenge flooring, with matching leather in the main salon and owner’s suite; new ceilings in soft light camel colour Italian leather; new textiles of ‘milk white’ and ice white’; and dark leathers as a central feature in the owner’s quarters and main stairs.

Kinta is able to accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms: the master, VIP, three doubles and one twin. The owner’s space makes use of the full beam to create a large and private space with floor-to-ceiling windows filling the space with light and providing 180 degree views. The full beam VIP stateroom is another impressive space, with its own lounge and large ensuite with Jacuzzi. An elevator and main staircase connect all guest decks.

A large main salon leads directly out to the main aft deck which boasts a large pool/spa with glass waterfall, flanked by two staircases that provide direct access to the bathing platform also converting into a large terrace and boarding deck. The upper deck is home to an extensive formal dining set up, together with another lounge, pantry and the wheelhouse. The sundeck provides yet more outdoor space with a large Jacuzzi, sunpads, sunloungers, a full gym and spa cabin, and retractable awning for protection from the sun when required.

Kinta has had her name changed to Bellami after the American hair extension company of the same name. Soon, she will go on an advertising tour across the Mediterranean, proceeding to London Fashion Week.

Noteworthy, gold has been recently in focus with some of the leaders of fashion industry. For instance, Versace in their FW 19/20 or Chanel in their Pre-Spring 2020 collection rely on golden accents.

Benetti delivers 108m superyacht FB275 to Australian casino tycoon

Marking the last step for the so called giga season begun by Italian builder Benetti earlier in 2019, the yard has announced the successful delivery of the 108-metre flagship giga yacht FB275. 

Numerous media sources including Robb Report were quick to name Australian billionaire, casino mogul James Packer the yacht’s owner. The same sources report that the vessel has been christened IJE, after the initials of Packer’s 3 children.

Launched in February 2019, the 108-metre vessel departed Benetti’s yard in Livorno on July 26. She boasts exterior design and décor by the British RWD studio, while her interiors come from the drawing boards of Benetti’s in-house design team.

With the yacht’s more than 1,000 square metres entirely devoted to outdoor living spaces, the list of amenities on-board comprises an observation deck a large heated swimming pool, on-board cinema and 1.5-metre fire pit.

Two tenders of 14 metres can be stowed on the foredeck, with space for another 10 metre tender in the yacht’s lower deck located garage, alongside up to eight Jet Skis.

FB275 accommodates up to 22 guests on board, tended to by a yacht crew of 29. The Owner’s Deck features its own private al fresco dining and relaxation areas, while on the Main Deck a vast dining table provides the perfect setting for an evening of al fresco fine dining.

Compact explorer yacht Dynamiq Global 300 asking EUR 9 million

After presenting its first explorer model Global 330 earlier this summer, Italian shipyard Dynamiq has introduced new G300 model designed to cruise the world. 

The Global 300 is a fully-aluminum vessel built on a 30-metre EPIQ platform, where EPIQ stands for Efficiency, Performance, Innovation, Quality. She is designed with a comfortable fast displacement round bilge hull, to be an ideal family superyacht for long range cruising in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asian Pacific. 

Featuring engineering by Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen, this superyacht will boast a shallow draft and top speed of 19 knots, along with oceanic range of 4,000 nautical miles in a compact user-friendly package of only 200 GT. 

Key highlights on-board G300 will comprise a transformable upper deck salon with a real fireplace, and an inflatable pool that can be attached to the stern of the yacht for extra € 39,900. 

What is more, the model is conceived to fit the largest sundeck in her class (17.7-metre long for 94 square metres in total) and four spacious staterooms.

Dynamiq’s Global range will be built at the brand’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany. Her price The price starts from €9,150,000 with stated delivery time of 22 months.

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