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If you enjoyed Yacht Island Design’s previous work - Streets of Manaco - then you will surely love their latest creation: the Tropical Island Paradise. The Tropical Island Paradise is a 90-meter vessel inspired by the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Polynesia, a fact that is made abundantly clear upon first looking at this remarkable creation.

The exterior main deck of the Tropical Paradise includes a swimming pool, guest cabanas, a bar, and outdoor dining. This is rather typical of a cruise ship, but then there’s a beautiful waterfall that creates the impression that it is running from the volcano and feeding into the swimming pool. The interior features an owner’s suite which is located inside the volcano and spreads over two decks. The living room balcony offers views out over the front of the yacht from behind the waterfall. Located behind the bedroom is the owner’s private spa. The yacht accommodates four VIP suites, all with private balconies and direct access up into the beach cabanas.

At the rear, there is a sculpted wave-form of the superstructure, as well as a rear deck which doubles as a helicopter landing pad because, well, how else would you get on the yacht, right? The final element is a deployable beach deck which allows access to the sea for various water-sports and sea level relaxation.

We’d say, "Sign us up!" but we highly doubt we would be able to afford such a grand time at sea.

Stingray Boats has revealed the 2011 225SX, the world’s fastest luxury boat. The boat rides on Stingray’s next-generation Z-plane hull, which means its performance is hard to beat in its size class. All you have to pay is $79,000 and it will be yours.

When you put the throttle down, the 225SX pops on plane in seconds. Trimmed out at full throttle, only the last few feet of hull make contact with the water as it releases to reach max speed. The hull design ensures that it handles turns with agility.

The Singray 225SX comes with a small block V8 power option that delivers an impressive 320 HP when running in full gear.

"We are driven to bring the best of the best in the world and the Sting Ray 225 SX, which is the world’s fastest luxury boat, is definitely one of the highlights to watch out for at this year’s edition of ‘Big Boys Toys."


Ducati in collaboration to Cigarette Racing Team has unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show the new Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition. The new boat is powered by two 1,100hp Mercury Racing engines that will sprint it to a top speed of 120 mph. The 42X is painted in white with a Ducati Red racing stripe, while the interior features red accents and a specially designed stereo from JL Audio.

"We are delighted to team up with Cigarette Racing Team, the Ducati of the sea. This new 42X Ducati Edition brings together the two legends of performance, design and racing heritage. I am very excited to announce this exciting boat, and feel we have found an excellent new partner in the team at Cigarette Racing." Said Gabriele Del Torchio, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

"We are very proud to announce our partnership with one of the world’s greatest high performance, design and lifestyle brands: Ducati. The relationship between Ducati and Cigarette Racing allows two incredible high performance brands to showcase our passions together in complimentary ways. Ducati is the only motorcycle brand that fits the performance and lifestyle expectations of Cigarette’s customers.” Said Skip Braver, CEO of Cigarette Racing Team.

Monaco is no doubt a dream town. European or not there is no one in this world who does not wish to see it at least once. So, it comes as no surprise that a legend like this has inspired a luxury yacht. Called Streets of Monaco, this is a concept yacht designed by Yacht Island Design in cooperation to BMT Nigel Gee.

"The art of producing a themed yacht is to seamlessly weave a story into every element of the design and is achieved via extensive consultation with the client during the initial phases of the design process."

The yacht features four major external deck spaces. The first one includes the main swimming pool with swim-in Jacuzzi/bar and the Casino Square, featuring a large glass-bottomed fountain in a tranquil garden setting. The second one is a multi-purpose courtyard that allows various sporting activities and doubles as a helipad.

The third is called ‘The Oasis’ and includes a central waterfall feature, a Spa with manicure and hair salon, sauna/steam rooms and a relaxation lounge featuring a spa pool with a bar. And finally the fourth one is called Grand Atrium and includes seven guest suites, library, communal office, communal balcony and cinema.

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Earlier this month Perini Navi has unveiled the Exuma , a 50 meters luxury yacht. Now we have a good news for you, well for just a few of you. The Exuma can be yours for $1million a month. It will also be available for charter by the week for $250,000 (pending availability).

Exuma was conceived and created with a strong aptitude for exploration in mind, and has the capability of stowing large amounts of equipment on board to allow exploring the most beautiful and remote areas of the world: an amphibious 16.4 ft vehicle, completely customised with Iveco Campagnola mechanical components and frame, a Hov Pod 12 ft hovercraft housed inside the two fore lateral garages with gull-wing door openings, two tenders, respectively measuring 21 ft and 14 ft, two electric land scooters, two Seabobs and a Sea-Doo RXT 250 jet ski. The yacht is also equipped with diving areas and equipment.


Perini Navi has unveiled the new Exuma, a 50 meters luxury yacht, the first hull of the Vitruvius series and limited to only 3 units. The new generation of Picchiotti Vitruvius®-series motor yachts, born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group, is conceived with a focus on top efficiency for fully autonomous navigation. The aluminium hull is characterized by streamlined, slender traits and follows the principles of the BOS® Hull – Briand Optimized Stretched Hull – that allows to enjoy a gross tonnage of 497 tons, displacement of 400 tonnes, a reduced draught of 2.3 metres for navigating even in shallower waters, and a range of 5,500 miles at 12 knots.

Exuma was conceived and created with a strong aptitude for exploration in mind, and has the capability of stowing large amounts of equipment on board to allow exploring the most beautiful and remote areas of the world: an amphibious 16.4 ft vehicle, completely customised with Iveco Campagnola mechanical components and frame, a Hov Pod 12 ft hovercraft housed inside the two fore lateral garages with gull-wing door openings, two tenders, respectively measuring 21 ft and 14 ft, two electric land scooters, two Seabobs and a Sea-Doo RXT 250 jet ski. The yacht is also equipped with diving areas and equipment.

The interior and exterior spaces are designed to increase privacy among shipboard guests and to enhance outdoor living. Internal furnishings are designed by Perini Navi’s Interior Designers with a focus on classic maritime style tradition, essentially using oak, teak and Italian marble.

Specifications after the jump.

The work on the AY41 begun in October 2008. Now, after two years of hard work, Alloy Yachts is proud to finally announce to the world the project that has kept everyone guessing for quite some time. The AY41 is the largest sailing yacht in their yard to date.

The interior design of the yacht is by the uber cool French designer, Christian Liaigre who’s brief from the client was for the yacht to feel “Urban at Sea”. Phillippe Briand’s brief from the client was to make this design a performance sailing yacht capable of world cruising.

The luxury yacht features an aluminum hull and superstructure along with carbon fiber spars and standing rigging to get the job done, as well as a 223-ft. main mast and a 205-ft. mizzen. Accommodations include five staterooms and a convertible gym housing 12 guests along with 11 crew. A 26 ft. limousine tender will be fitted for excursions as well. The Ay 41 is powered by two Caterpillar C32 DI-TTA V12, 1400, each delivering a total of 1044 bkW.

AY41 will be launched in late 2010.

Specifications after the jump.

Azimut added today a new model to their flybridge line: the 64, a yacht that reinterprets and updates the strong points that made the 62’s commercial feat possible.

The originality and sportiness of the design are apparent at the very first glance. The lines of the deckhouse exude elegance and harmony, with bold windows made more aggressive by the fin of the flybridge that emerges at the level of the saloon. The mirror-finish glass placed on the roll bar further refines what is already perfect.

Safety is certified by homologation in Class A: or to put it differently, Azimut 64 can tackle any sea and weather conditions. The hull and structures have been designed striving for the best balance between traditional and innovative composite materials (like carbon fiber) and then realized through the infusion process to ensure greater sturdiness in the points of greatest stress. At the same time they reduce the hull’s weight, allowing the two 1150 hp Caterpillar engines to achieve better performances and savings on consumption.


Porsche design announced that the RFF135 motor yacht will be revealed in the second quarter of 2011. With a total length of more than 40 meters the RFF135 has a very modern design and reflects the dynamic lines of the hull. The typical Porsche design is unmistakable: luxurious, functional and without a trace of any ornate opulence. A sleek outline combined with authentic, high quality and comfortable materials give the interior real flair.

"Unlike most 135 foot yachts, the complete hull of the RFF135 is not made of fibreglass, but entirely of aluminum", said Roland Heiler, Managing Director of Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See. "Inside, you will find materials typical for Porsche Design: brushed stainless steel and aluminium, leather for the seats and wall coverings, together with carbon fibre. The customer has the final say. They can personalise their catamaran in cooperation with us, entirely to their own taste."

Press release after the jump.

Mauro Lecchi has designed the yacht of his dream: a Lamborghini yacht, with design coming from the analysis of Lamborghini car and is as exotic and luxurious as the car itself. Its side view is inspired by the Reventon supercar and adds big intakes and a huge window, to characterize the boat with a single large element.

The yacht can be powered by three types of engines: 2×700 hp Volvo Penta IPS 900 diesel, 2×950 hp diesel Seat Seat ek, 2x (3x) 550 hp v 12 - 60 ° Lamborghini petrol. It features a Kevlar/carbon body and has a hull length of 15m, Hull width 4m, and Height 3.8m.

The deck offers a pair of exterior deck aft, double sofa, bar and entertainment center.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring it on!

Source: Automotto

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