Basel Shows will be bringing you a selection that CovetED Magazine made of award-winning motor and sailing yachts that are considered the best superyacht projects of 2019. All with the signature of top interior designers and design studios, these yachts are the ultimate luxury item to indulge in this year. Most of these luxury yachts were built in 2018 and delivered in 2019, while others are being built as we speak, to cruise the waters in 2020. Keep on reading to find out more!
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GO by H2 Design
The exterior design of GO was, in essence, an evolution of My Vicky, the previous 73m collaboration between H2 and Turquoise yachts launched in 2012. The soft lines and distinguishable midship arch and balconies are somewhat of a trademark feature recognisable in other designs. This stunningly beautiful yacht is as equally impressive on the exterior as she is on the interior. There is an increased level of attention to detail not typically seen on vessels of this size, especially on the exterior deck furniture, where maintenance is a concern. The fluidity and continuous lines of the exterior styling are harmonious with the yacht’s natural environment, resulting in a truly holistic design.
There are uniqueness and individuality to areas of the exterior superstructure; from the open aft corners of the swim platform to the distinctive square design of the gym, with its tubular polished stainless decoration flanked by symmetrical stairs up to the sun deck. The bold turquoise hull reinforces a connection with the sea and this colour theme carries through onto a number of the loose exterior deck furniture pieces, reinforcing the narrative from the interior. With massaging water jets and outdoor TV, the pool location offers unrivalled views from this elevated position. The ‘piece de résistance’ is a cleverly disguised waterfall integrated into the forward part of the mast, providing entertainment for all ages. These are the details that make it a truly unique vessel.
Volpini 2 by Reymond Langton Design
With exterior design by Tim Heywood and interior design by Reymond Langton, Volpini 2 is the newest motor yacht built by AMELS. Measuring 57,70m (188’) motor yacht Volpini 2 is the first AMELS 188 vessel and belongs to the yard’s Limited Editions series, with its recognisable exterior lines and innovative features. Convinced by Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton’s talent and reputation for attention to detail, AMELS invited the design duo to create their vision of AMELS 188’s impressive interiors. Reymond Langton’s stunning design concept surpasses all expectations, renewing constantly with living, breathing spaces that invite you inside. The AMELS 188’s smart layout maximises guest enjoyment – from open decks with generous outdoor spaces to the lure of the 30 square-metre Beach Club and the Wellness Centre’s gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower. The full-beam Owner’s Suite covers almost 80 square metres and features a large folding balcony and mid-beam sliding doors for privacy. Her interiors accommodate up to 12 guests in six suites. She has a crew of 13.
Seatius by Nauta Design
The 95.90ft SW 96 sail yacht Seatius was built by Southern Wind in South Africa, at their Cape Town shipyard. Nauta Design is responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior design. The Seatius is optimized for very high-performance worldwide cruising program and features wide aft sections and an open transom. The interiors feature Southern Wind Shipyard’s most popular owner’s cabin layout, with two comfortable guest cabins amidships, crew quarters and galley aft. The crew area has an efficient working environment for four and includes a double en-suite Captain’s cabin. The Seatius has won the Best Interior Design Sailing Yachts award at the prestigious 2019 Boat International Design and Innovation Awards. The yacht interiors were masterfully drawn by long-time Southern Wind collaborators Nauta Design, perfectly translating the owners’ taste with the help of the interior designer Jeroen Machielsen, from Studio Hermanides, for the decoration. The success of the outcome has been widely appreciated by all.
MADSUMMER by Lürssen
The 311ft (95m) yacht by Lürssen has been successfully delivered to her owner, nearly 3 full months early. Formerly known as Project FIJI, MADSUMMER was sold by Moran Yacht & Ship. The superyacht features a 39 ft (12m) swimming pool, a huge spa and big diving areas. It is helicopter-ready, storing a helicopter on the bow, and is capable of worldwide cruising. MADSUMMER can accommodate 20 guests in 10 suites onboard, as well as up to 39 crew members that will ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating are featured throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. MADSUMMER’s impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends.
Vijonara by Hoek Design
The 138.62ft Custom sail yacht Vijonara was built by Pendennis in the United Kingdom at their Falmouth, Cornwall shipyard in 2018. Her elegant exterior and interior styling are the work of Hoek Design, who is also responsible for her engineering. Vijonara’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to six guests overnight in three cabins, comprising a master suite, one double cabin and one twin cabin. She is also capable of carrying up to six crew onboard to ensure the ultimate luxury yacht experience. Powered by 1 Scania (DI13 081M) 265hp diesel engines, and propelled by her one screw propeller, sailing yacht Vijonara is capable of a top speed of knots, and comfortably cruises at knots when powered by her engine. Her water tanks store around 4,660 of freshwater.
Project Ragnar by Royal Niestern Sander
Constructed in 2012 at Royal Niestern Sander in Holland, the icebreaking support vessel, previously named Sanaborg, is now under conversion at Icon shipyard. Project Ragnar is a collaboration with renowned British designers Redman Whiteley Dixon, who are responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior design. The inspiration combines medieval warship craftsmanship and British heritage with modern lines. Ragnar’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in seven rooms, including two master suites and five double cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 13 crew onboard. Some of the amenities include a jacuzzi, a gym and a helipad. Built with a steel superstructure and steel hull, Ragnar is capable of 12.5 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 10.2 knots.
Private GG by Alberto Pinto
Private GG is a 27.33m luxury yacht built by Wally and finished in 2018. She was designed by Luca Bassani Design with AllSeas developing the naval architecture, while the interior design was created by Alberto Pinto. The renowned studio was commissioned by the client to develop a bespoke interior design suited for an incredible yacht. Its interiors have a light and airy environment finished off in grey bleached oak panelling with furnishings in ivory white. Outside, the sundeck is designed for outdoor living and entertaining and offers a plush aft lounge consisting of three sofas and two additional chairs surrounding a coffee table, make it the perfect place to relax. Her top speed is 12.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 3800.0nm at 9.0kn with power coming from two 345.0hp Caterpillar C-12 diesel engines. She can accommodate up to seven people in three cabins, with four crew members waiting on their every need.