4 March, 2019
Middle East Premieres
Dubai, the business and financial hub of the Middle East as well as a growing hub for the yachting industry hosted the 27th Dubai International Boat Show
The Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts in partnership with its exclusive dealer Seas & Deserts, presented theirs most iconic yachts, including two new launches in this region: Azimut Grande 25 Metri and Azimut S7. The former, featuring a stylish interior design by Achille Salvagni and bold exterior lines by Stefano Righini, has already attracted great interest and won several awards. The most recent is the ‘Best Motor Yacht in Asia’ at the Christofle Yacht Style Awards. Azimut S7, a 21-metre 45-ton yacht with a sporty soul, is yet another extremely popular model boasting a high degree of cutting-edge technology and IPS triple propulsion. The exteriors were designed by Stefano Righini, while Francesco Guida designed the interiors.
Ferretti Group participated with a wonderful fleet featuring the Ferretti Yachts 550, Pershing 70, Pershing 82, Riva 100 Corsaro and Riva 110 Dolcevita and they also announced its news partnership with Ocean 360, the region’s newest 360-degree leisure yachting enterprise, covering the territories of the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Egypt. Having made a remarkable impact on the yachting world, the Foiler flying yacht had its world debut at the UAE’s biggest marine event, Enata used the first anniversary of the Foiler’s launch to showcase some significant technical and design developments on the flying yacht.
The arrival of the first Ilumen in the Middle East was accompanied by the start of an important collaboration with the prestigious Bvlgari Yacht Club in Dubai, symbolizing the perfect match of Italian glamour and lifestyle in Dubai. Bespoke up to the last detail, MY Hanna offers megayacht features in a convenient 28M configuration, blending innovative exterior design with advanced technology and master craftsmanship. Like every Ilumen, she offers extraordinary elements for a yacht of this size, surprising with practical applications, inspiring and innovative features and a unique usage of space and light. The Gulf Craft Nomad Yachts range goes from strength to strength as the company pushes the innovation button with the launch of an extended range of Nomad Yachts at the Dubai International Boat Show.
The new range is added to the already successful Nomad 55, Nomad 65 and Nomad 75 models which have made waves in the industry over the last four years. For the first time the Turkish shipyard participated at the most important Middle Eastern boat show with Sirena 64. Designed by two of the best designers on the international scene – Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering and Tommaso Spadolini – Sirena 64 features unparalleled exterior and interior spaces and comfortable liveability, fuel and water capacity designed to offer long range cruises, great consumption efficiency and a Class A design giving high seaworthiness at all sea conditions and efficient hull guarantees high max speed.
Photos by Azimut, Jeff Brown, Ferretti, Gulf Craft, Ilumen, Guillaume Plisson and Riva