Posted by JD Yachts | 18th October 2017
The Harbour Hotel, which has been designed to look like a modern superyacht, is situated on the waterfront at Ocean Village and is hoping to gain a five-star rating imminently.
The striking building boasts 85 bedrooms, with prices starting from £185 per night, and is surrounded by an extensive decked terrace outdoors to offer great views of the marina.
Among the building’s indoor features is a jetty-style ground floor restaurant, a cinema that will showcase the latest films and cult classics, and numerous event rooms for weddings and other functions. On the top floor there is a rooftop bar, kitchen and club, which will open late every night and host local DJs and live music. Elsewhere, the hotel also contains an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy pool.
Residents of Southampton have been given full access to all facilities.
Simon Maguire, general manager of Harbour Hotel commented, “With the team now in place for our new milestone Southampton opening, we are extremely excited to welcome locals and new visitors to the area.”
For more information, visit Harbour Hotel.
Posted by JD Yachts | 12th October 2017
Princess Yachts has revealed the first details of the latest addition to its range of sportsbridge yachts, the Princess S78. The first yacht in the series is due for a public debut in January 2018 at the Boot Dusseldorf boat show.
This in-house design combines the benefits of a flybridge with the sporty profile and large sunroof of a sportscruiser.
Key features include a highly flexible cockpit, which features sliding seating, creating several options for entertaining. Two large sunpads aft are ideal for those looking to soak up some rays and the transom conceals a 4.45 metre tender garage.
Inside, her cavernous main deck saloon uses dynamic lines and convivial seating, to seamlessly connect to the world outside through full length side windows.
The accommodation is situated below decks with an amidships owner’s suite that stretches across the entire beam. Two double cabins and a portside twin cabin take the total guest accommodation to eight people, while the aft quarters allows for a crew of two people.
Three engine packages are available: one from Caterpillar, and two from MAN. At half load, the Princess S78 should see a top speed between 34 and 36 knots with the Caterpillars. Opting for the MANs should allow 36 to 38 knots and a slightly more powerful MAN package promising 37 to 39 knots.
Posted by JD Yachts | 4th October 2017
Porsche is trying its hand at yacht design.
Studio F.A. Porsche, the automaker's design house, has designed a hybrid superyacht that made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show on September 27. The yacht was constructed by Dynamiq, a luxury yacht builder.
Called the GTT 115, the yacht is being pitched as a Gran Turismo for the seas.
The yacht is painted with Rhodium Grey metallic paint and measures 35 meters
The superyacht is a hybrid that Dynamiq says offers efficient fuel consumption for 3,400 nautical miles. It can cruise at 21 knots.
A rendering of the interior shows the yacht features hardwood floors and chocolate brown furniture.
"Taking the spirit of high-performance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners," Roland Heiler, CEO of F.A. Studio Porsche, said in a press statement.
Posted by JD Yachts | 27th September 2017
Take a look at the latest cinematic film of the Princess M Class.  The film was inspired by exceptional experiences aboard the 35M – the pinnacle of the family-oriented superyacht. Immerse yourself in the story of a real family enjoying quality time together aboard their yacht in Mallorca.
Posted by JD Yachts | 21st September 2017
British luxury boat builder, Fairline Yachts, has announced plans for a brand new 33ft express cruiser. This new model will be the first from Fairline’s new project ‘F-Line’ series and will launch in early 2019.
This is the latest Fairline designed by Alberto Mancini - recently crowned Yacht Designer of the Year at the highly prestigious World Yacht Trophies. The phenomenally successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard has created a very stylish take on what a comfortable day boat should look like.
The new 33, which has already received over a dozen orders from Fairline’s global dealer network, has drawn on Fairline’s strong heritage of producing fun and exciting day boats, but features luxurious styling cues synonymous with Mancini. The entry-level model will feature a single stern drive engine from Volvo Penta with the option to upgrade to twin diesels. For even greater performance, twin V8 petrol’s will be available for those that seek high performance from their boating.
Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, comments, "Hot on the heels of launching the award-winning Targa 63 GTO last week at Cannes and the all new Targa 43 Open due to debut next spring, we now reveal the latest Alberto Mancini designed Fairline. Inspired by our long heritage in designing and building sub-40ft yachts, we are pleased to make public our first, exciting, compact day boat which will further broaden the appeal of the Fairline brand."
"This stylish day boat embraces outdoor living and will feature an expansive foredeck sunbathing area, open plan forward cabin and innovative fold down transom. The wrap around windows offer a light and airy feel and hand-crafted details add luxury."


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