New Yachts from Lürssen, Camper & Nicholsons, Ferretti, and Silent Yachts embark on maiden voyages


The interior design of these yachts is even more radical and striking.

@Lürssen AHPO yacht

Lürssen delivers 115.1-metre AHPO yacht

On 24 November 2021, the 115.1-metre AHPO (previously project ENZO) left the Lürssen shipyard and embarked on her maiden voyage.

AHPO has been built for a repeat client who previously owned an 86-metre Lürssen and required top-notch design and engineering as well as seagoing comfort for his family. For the exterior and interior design, he once again trusted design office Nuvolari–Lenard, who gave the yacht a unique look. Moran Yacht & Ship managed and supervised the high-end project, bringing with them their wide spectrum of experience and consolidated knowledge.

“The Owner’s brief was demanding. However, we believe our engineering expertise has surpassed his wishes to own a  yacht that many years from now will be timeless and yet still ahead of its time. Our thanks, of course, go to the good design and communications withthe Designers Nuvolari-Lenard and to Moran Yacht & Ship, who oversaw the build on behalf of the Owner, as well as the Lürssen project team.” – Peter Lürssen.

As with all Lürssens, the yacht is equipped with state-of-the art technology and engineering systems. For instance, a heat recovery system in the generators heats the water for the pool, leading to reduced electrical power and emissions, while dynamic positioning enables electronic anchoring in sensitive and remote areas, protecting the seabed and allowing for safe mooring regardless of water depth.

Heysea Power Catamaran 74ft; @Camper & Nicholsons

Camper & Nicholsons has sold Heysea Power Catamaran 74ft, custom by Sales Broker, Sebastien Wanig Bernard.

The custom-built Catamaran will be built by Heysea Yachts in Asia with significant modifications requested by the owner, who wants a yacht with which he and his family can spend long holidays together in total privacy, safety, and comfort. She will be shipped to the Mediterranean, where she will be private-use before relocating to Australia.

Once complete, will be able to accommodate eight guests in total luxury across one master suite, one VIP and two guest suites, all fully en suite. Themaster will not only contain a chic walk-in wardrobe, but a private saloon and owner’s office in elegant, earthy neutral tones.

The exterior lines, designed by VYD Designs in Italy, have also been customised by the owner, who required the engineering department to redesign an extended superstructure, allowing for the integration of an additional separated bow-saloon, while keeping a bow-cockpit alfresco area, accessible from inside and outside.

The flybridge has also therefore been extended, with an impressive surface area for a yacht of her size. With 78m², she contains a convertible alfresco saloon-dining area, five sun beds, a wet bar with BBQ, fridges, icemaker, and an impressive Jacuzzi with an integrated bar.

The owner also required modifications to the initial engine specifications: from two CAT 1000Hp with a max cruising speed of 22 knots to two Volvo 725Hp, with a quieter cruising ambiance and greater range. Two bow thrusters allow for surgical manoeuvres thanks to wireless control via DockMate joystick. Finally, solar panels on the hard top means batteries will be able to operate for up to eight hours. Her interiors will also be designed by VYD Designs who will use their earlier Asteria-142 for inspiration. She is planned to be delivered in April 2023.

@SILENT 60 catamaran/ @Silent Yachts

The SILENT 60 unfolds her “wings”, a compact 9-sqm or 13-sqm kite wing

Zero emission cruising for up to 100 nautical miles per day solely on solar power

Several years after presenting the first and only ocean-going production yachts in the world that are fully sustainable and powered by solar energy, Silent Yachts now is the first boat builder to date to design and build boats for the use of a kite sail system.

The new SILENT 60 solar powered catamaran carries 42 solar panels for 17 kWp of solar energy to power two electric motors of up to 2x340kw.Backed up by a battery capacity of up to 286 kWh, the yacht can cruise efficiently with zero emissions solely on solar power for up to 100 nautical miles a day for weeks.

To further improve its green credentials and range, for longer crossings the first SILENT 60 is also fitted with a compact 9 or 13-sqm kite wing. The kite wing is optionally available on all SILENT models.

A dedicated storage locker under the foredeck houses the kite wing and all its components, including an electric winch and a short, collapsible mast. On the first unit the mast is connected by four shrouds to pad eyes on deck that distribute the forces through the hull structure, but on subsequent deliveries (8 units with the kite wing option have been ordered to date) the mast will be mounted on a baseplate inside the locker to leave the foredeck clutter-free.

After inflating the kite, it is released overboard to drift away on the surface of the water. Pulling on the lines launches it into the air and once it reaches the optimal flight height, it begins to trace a figure “8” in the sky and generates power to pull the yacht. If you want to stop kiting, the automated app controls move the kite to a position right above the boat where it has the least pull on the line. From here it can be winched down electrically and collapsed over the foredeck ready for stowage.

Ferretti Yachts 860/ @Ferretti Yachts

Ferretti Yachts 860: a new sea-mphony

The Shipyard’s new project represents a step-change in the evolution of the flybridge concept, a new symphony that propels the brand into the yachting future.

Composing a melody in which the notes of each individual instrument are beautifully orchestrated, Ferretti Yachts gears up to bring a new symphony to life: Ferretti Yachts 860. The flybridge yacht created by the Cattolica-based Shipyard features cutting-edge design and technology solutions, where the stylistic and architectural elements work together in harmony right down to the tiniest detail.

This unique yacht with her eye-catching design stands out for comfort, a strong focus on well-being, outstanding performance, optimisation of space, and multiple opportunities to customise the settings, all with the elegance of Made in Italy style.

The result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, Ferretti Yachts 860 is the third yacht developed by architect Filippo Salvetti (exterior design) and Ideaitalia (interiors).

The yacht’s exteriors feature a number of innovations that improve on market standards in her segment. They include: the introduction of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass fashion plates, which punctuate the sleek, powerful silhouette and characterise her contours; the windows in the hull and superstructure that share the same family feeling as the brand’s latest models.

The interior design is even more radical and striking, dominated by harmonious, flowing lines set off by several distinctive accents. The stand-out features are the helical staircase on the main deck, which leads down to the lower deck and around which the entire layout develops, the freestanding furniture, and the clean geometrical curves inspired by Art Deco, creating a perfect synthesis of sophisticated yet understated design. The versatility of the interiors translates into a project that leaves the owner ample choice to design their own onboard experience. Here too, the sense of seamless continuity between interiors and exteriors is encouraged by opening windows in both hull sides. This blend of styles and trends is now a distinctive feature of the new Ferretti Yachts, taking its cue from the “Just Like Home” concept: comfort, Italianness, timeless design and craftsmanship. Also noteworthy is the evolution of stylistic features, dominated by the rich architectural details that characterise many of the structural and interior design elements on board. Classic cabinetry alternates with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic.

@SILENT 60 catamaran/ @Silent Yachts

@SILENT 60 catamaran/ @Silent Yachts