Southern Wind Lady G
For high-performance sailing and family comfort look no further than the Lady G, the third in Southern Wind’s performance-focused 29-m miniseries. Reichel/Pugh have designed low, sporty transom lines that hide a homey living space by Nauta Design with four guest cabins and a main salon decorated with natural linens, teak, stainless steel and carbon fibre. Unexpectedly located in the bow, the stateroom doesn’t suffer from the narrow space – which also happens to be the yacht’s most private and quiet location – boasting a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom.
In the stern, the crew area includes everything the crew may need, from their cabins to the galley and the navigation system to the engine room, all within easy reach resulting in minimal disturbances for the yacht’s owner and guests. It’s not just the discreet crew area that ensures on-board comfort on this powerful and aggressive ship – a high level of response and agility difficult to achieve in a superyacht is present, resulting in what feels like a smaller grand-prix racer. Designed to tackle the Mediterranean’s light breezes and open seas alike, the Lady G is a versatile cruiser for the most discerning of sailing yachtsmen.
Efficiency, comfort and slick looks – the Maximus is the whole package for the lucky owner who makes this concept a reality. Eschewing the bulk of the typical “wedding cake” superyacht design for low-profile style inspired by elegant yachts of old, the modern materials used to produce the ship are very much forward thinking. Solar panels and a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system tick the environmentally friendly boxes, while a narrow beam with a plumb bow sees the stealth-grey boat effortlessly slice through waves ensuring comfort for the 10 guests on board.
A smooth ride isn’t where the comforts stop, though. Cabins are upgraded to five loft-style “residences” ranging from 37 sqm to 74 sqm in size and kitted out with all the comforts of home like a galley, salon and personal gym. Guests won’t miss out on any views – or their privacy – when relaxing in their sumptuous quarters, thanks to glass windows with opacity controls. “It’s all about emotion; being surrounded by nothing but glass with embedded sound that enhances the user experience,” says Patrizio Facheris, president of Facheris Design. On the lounge deck, a main salon awaits to entertain guests while a restaurant prepared to deliver five-star service can host an ample dinner party. Even coming and going from the Maximus is done in style, with two custom matching tenders or – for a real entrance – a helicopter landing pad.
Gulf Craft Majesty 155
Gulf Craft has unveiled the pioneering Majesty 155, the UAE shipbuilder’s largest-ever, fly-bridge motor superyacht. The sophisticated vessel, designed by Massimo Gregori Grgic of Yankee Delta Studio in Italy, promises to make a dazzling spectacle at any marina at night thanks to underwater lights that illuminate the base of the superyacht. Inside, the interiors offer unparalleled luxury, comfort and lavish style, while the owner’s first-class stateroom has a distinct masculine edge with a balcony, sumptuous leathers, onyx and marble countertops, and the pièce de résistance: a dedicated cigar lounge with a ceiling crafted from genuine cigar leaves.
On the sundeck, there’s an elaborate fountain, while a waterfall cascades from the rear sundeck into the upper deck hot tub. An elevator whisks guests between the lower deck guest staterooms – finished using the finest red and green onyx and Botticino Royal marble – to the main and upper decks. Panoramic views can be enjoyed from the upper deck indoor lounge, while the vessel’s dedicated beach club, situated at the rear entrance, has plenty of space for tender and comes fully equipped with a pantry, a retractable television and a spacious lounging area. All in all, a powerful performance, low fuel consumption, long-range capability and incredible comfort make this vessel worth the pain of parting with a reported US$24.5 million.