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90m Corsair charter superyacht Nero listed to port in dry dock in Genova and other yacht news

We selected for you top 4 yacht stories of the last week at Yacht Harbour.

Sichterman Yachts presents new concept Libertas for 2020 delivery

The recently established Dutch builder Sichterman Yachts launched its first yacht, the 18-metre Inveni, in May 2019. The yard has just introduced another concept out of their range, the 15-metre Libertas.

Equal to other Sichterman yachts, the Libertas combines technological innovations with timeless design. The first Libertas has already been sold, and will be delivered to her owner in April 2020.

This versatile vessel combines everything needed for a delightful day out on the water, to explore long stretches of coast at a considerably high speed. It is also a perfect and trustworthy limousine tender that takes its owners to the harbour when they have anchored their superyacht off the coast and have the desire to set foot on land.

The Libertas has a divergent hull shape from other Sichterman vessels that have been released thus far. This hull is specifically designed for high-speed boats, whilst other Sichterman yachts emphasised on cruise comfort. The Libertas is the first Sichterman that uses the divergent hull shape, also planned to be deployed for other, larger Sichterman yachts in the future.

At an average speed, the 15 metre can take her passengers for up to 500 nautical miles, meaning she can sail from Monaco to Ibiza, or from Capri to Sardinia and back, on one full tank. Safety and comfort are ensured by Seakeeper technology, which eliminates boat roll, and gangways that provide a safe way to the front deck.

The design, meanwhile, has been developed by Sichterman partner Cor D. Rover. The details aboard Libertas are to enhance pleasure and comfort, whether it is the joystick steering option that makes the yacht easy and fun to navigate, the on-board air compressor to inflate toys and equipment, or the private space to freshen up below deck before going on land.

Steve Wynn’s 92m superyacht Aquarius listed for sale

The 92-metre Feadship superyacht Aquarius launched in 2016 has been listed for sale. The vessel is believed to have been owned by US real estate businessman and entertainment magnate Steve Wynn.

Luxury casino and industry entrepreneur, Steve Wynn created some of Las Vegas’ most notable landmarks, including The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas. He also played a pivotal role in the resurgence and expansion of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1990s. At the moment, his net worth is estimated at $3.1 billion (Forbes).

The 92-metre features exteriors and interiors by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, along with naval architecture by De Voogt. Aquarius‘ key features include a helipad on the bow, a beauty salon, a large pool on the aft main deck, a gym, massage and therapy room, Jacuzzi and large outdoor deck spaces.

The superyacht is also highlighted with a water-level bar under her glass-bottom pool. When a party starts, the large pool can be transformed into a dancefloor. Her spacious swim platform meanwhile offers direct access to the guest gym with fold-down terrace and a beach club adjacent to a massage and beauty salon.

As for the accommodation, 14 guests can be carried on board in 7 suites, including 6 VIP-suites forward on the main deck and an owner’s suite on the upper deck. 

Damen to build its largest 75m support vessel

Dutch yacht builder Damen has announced a new order for a 75-metre bespoke support vessel. She will become the largest Damen Yacht Support built when delivered in 2022. 

The model will feature customised in-house design based on the newly developed YS 7512 model in the Damen Yacht Support range.Wright Maritime Group, the consultant on the custom design and technical development, will supervise the project on behalf of the client.

The 75-metre will have a beam of 12 metres and a volume of approximately 1,900 GT. She will hangar a helicopter with a D14 value, has state-of-the-art environmental equipment and capacity for containerised emergency relief support equipment together with a wide range of specialised marine gear and tenders. The vessel will be able to accommodate up to 45 people including crew, specialist staff and guests.

90m Corsair charter superyacht Nero listed to port in dry dock in Genova

On the 10th of September 2019 at 15:30 local time, the 90-metre Corsair-built superyacht Nero listed to port in a dry dock No. 1 at the Amico & Co refit yard in Genova during drydock operations. According to the official statement by the yacht’s managers Döhle Yachts, Nero came to rest at an angle of about 30 degrees within the dock. 

The news has been received from the Fire Department with the following Tweet: «a yacht leans in a dry dock in the port of #Genova: rescued and evacuated by #vigilidelfuoco some people, who were slightly injured, aboard the boat. Safety work in progress.»

The official statement indicates that the yacht did not contact the dock wall and appears to have suffered only minimal damage, though the surveys and inspections are ongoing. According to the statement, the crew left the superyacht safely after the incident and there were no serious injuries sustained.

Italian newspaper, the incident might have been caused by a support panel giving way when the yacht was being relaunched. However, the cause of the accident is under investigation. No pollution or risk to the environment has been reported.

Delivered in 2008 by Chinese builder Corsair, Nero was designed by Neil Taylor with naval architecture by Imt Marine Consultants. She offers accommodation for up to 12 guests across six cabins, along with a crew of 20. Nero features a master duplex suite with ensuite bath and shower rooms, a private sundeck and swimming pool.

Being a popular charter vessel in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Carribbean in winter, Nero features the authentic charm and elegance of the glamorous 1920’s, complete with the state-of-the-art technology of a modern class vessel. Following her extensive refit in 2016, Nero features a beautiful interior by renowned designer, Laura Pomponi, combining contemporary and classic design.

For on-board entertainment, Nero has state-of-the-art AV systems, a cinema room with Dolby digital audio, outdoor cinema on the back deck, satellite TV, satellite and cellular communication services, Wi-Fi internet access and superfast band wide.

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