Palm Beach Boat Show: $350 Million in Merchandise, From Sunglasses to Superyachts


The 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is grander than ever before, featuring James Bond enthusiast John Staluppi’s head-turning, 200-foot megayacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER headlining the event. If you are not in the market to negotiate a deal on this $41 million custom Benetti, she is still showing availability for her debut charter season in the Med.


There will be many popular yachts for charter and sale open for viewing at the show this year. Sunreef sales and charter experts will be on site on Friday, March 23, and look forward to meeting clients and colleagues and to escort qualified attendees on board these yachts by appointment. Here are a few of our favorite charter yachts scheduled to be at the show:


183′ Benetti FOUR ACES, 12 guests in 6 staterooms

164′  Benetti CUOR DI LEONE, 12 guests in 6 staterooms

163′ Feadship IROQUOIS, 10 guests in 5 staterooms

161′ Trinity GLAZE, 12 guests in 5 staterooms

157′ Trinity COCKTAILS, 11 guests in 5 staterooms


151′ Hakvoort ALLEGRIA, 10 guests in 5 staterooms

147.6 Feadship

MADSUMMER, 12 guests in 6 staterooms

142′ Feadship KINGFISHER, 10 guests in 5 cabins

125′ Cheoy Lee NAMOH, 10 guests in 5 staterooms

125′ Hakvoort PERLE BLEUE, 8 guests in 4 staterooms

120′ Vripack PRIVATE LIVES, 10 guests in 5 staterooms


The Palm Beach International Boat Show will display more

than $350 million worth of boats, merchandise and services. From superyachts to kids fishing clinics to sea trials of high performance racing yachts to displays of nautical merchandise, the show promises to offer a stunning variety of marine products and services to launch the summer season.

Please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter to make an appointment for sales or charter viewing.

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charter catamarans, sailing yachts, superyachts and power

boats and destination information.


March 22 – 25, 2012
Thurs. Mar 22, 12 Noon – 7pm
Fri. Mar 23, 10am – 7pm

Sat. Mar 24, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Mar 25, 10am – 6pm


Adults $14.00 at the gate

Adults $12.00 ONLINE

Children (6-15) $ 5.00 at gate
Children $3.00 ONLINE
Children under 6 Free

Show entrances will be located at  Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront)

Vote For Sunreef’s Power 70 and Sailing Charter Yacht 114 CHE, Short List Contenders in Design et al Magazine’s 2012 International Yacht and Aviation Awards


Sunreef Yachts is proud to announce that two Sunreef luxury catamarans have been shortlisted as contenders for this year’s design awards organized by leading UK-based design magazine, Design et al. The dynamic and energy efficient Sunreef 70 Power is nominated for Best Power Yacht up to 40 meters, and the sophisticated charter sailing catamaran, Sunreef 114 CHE, has been selected for the Best Yacht Interior Design category.

The goal of Design et al in hosting this prestigious event is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and offer inspiration to the many outstanding interior and exterior designers within the yachting and aviation industries and to allow clients and colleagues the opportunity of rewarding the best in designs from around the globe.

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards are not judged by a panel. Short listed entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals as well as Design et al readers, clients and customers.

The glamorous black tie awards reception and ceremony will take place Friday 27 April, at the Splendido Hotel, Portofino, Italy. Set on a verdant hillside overlooking the picture-perfect harbor of Portofino, with elegant luxury yachts bobbing at anchor, Hotel Splendido is one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the Design et al website.

CHE Salon

Power Yacht over 60 meters (Interior / Exterior)
Power Yacht over 40 meters (Interior / Exterior)
Power Yacht over 25 meters (Interior / Exterior)
Power Yacht up to 25 meters (Interior / Exterior)
Yacht Concept Design up to 50 meters
Yacht Concept Design over 50 meters
Yacht Refit / Rebuild / Conversion
Yacht Interior Design

The online voting process is open to industry professionals as well as Design et al readers, clients and customers. Sunreef Yachts will be honored to receive votes from all of our friends and colleagues in support of the two superlative builds, Sunreef Power 70 and Sunreef 114 CHE. VOTE.

Please follow these links to Sunreef Power 70 DAMRAK II, Power 70 ABUELO, and sailing catamaran Sunreef 114 CHE for detailed charter and destination information and to reserve these yachts.

Our Charter Experts Onboard 141′ Italyachts MAKIRA: Perfect Island Cruising with Top Speed and Shallow Draft

Italyachts 141′ MAKIRA, with a draft of less than 5 feet, is the perfect luxury charter yacht for exploring the shallow waters of islands such as Makira in the Solomon Island chain. At a cruising speed of 30 knots, the yacht flies over the waves, like the Makira Thrush, Makira Leaf Warbler and Makira Moorhen. Luxury yacht MAKIRA is sleek, fast, sophisticated, fun and in many ways incomparable.

Our Charter experts had the opportunity to tour MAKIRA , speak with the crew and sample the chef’s gourmet finger foods while the yacht was on display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. We began our visit on the aft deck, ideally designed for  the entire charter party to relax, enjoy the view and dine al fresco.

French Chef Willy Pastel excels at preparing sophisticated gourmet meals that range from the exotic to the traditional. His background at hotels such as the Plaza Athénée in Paris, and on charter yachts worldwide, has provided him the opportunity to discover and master many cuisines including: French, Italian, Asian, Russian and Creole.

Chef Willy

The formal dining room forward of the main salon has doorways both port and starboard leading to the helm that can be closed to create a more private space. When these doors are open, along with a central window, guests have a forward facing view standing anywhere in the salon. This architectural innovation serves to augment the sense of space and visually integrate the main deck.

The stairway enclosure (starboard) is used as additional counter space and bisects the salon and dining area to subtly define the spaces. Below, the design theme is repeated with contrasting rich dark woods, white carpeting and light fabrics. The palette suggests the Asian concept of yin and yang to impart a feeling of overall balance on board.

Luxury superyacht MAKIRA features an open and spacious  master stateroom, a very sizable VIP, a double and a twin stateroom, which together provide accommodation for up to nine guests.

MAKIRA is currently available in the Bahamas based in Nassau. MAKIRA will be in the Western Mediterranean in time for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix and may consider charters in Croatia from June.

To view all of the photos of MAKIRA from the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter Facebook Album Italycraft 141 MAKIRA.

For a comprehensive selection of luxury charter megayachts, superyachts, sailing and racing yachts and catamarans worldwide please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter.

For up to the minute information on yacht charter availability please contact the charter professionals at Sunreef Yachts Charter.

Our Experts On Board the Dazzling Benetti 60m Charter Megayacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Our charter experts had the priceless opportunity of touring Owner John Staluppi’s newest Bond-themed megayacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. This Benetti 60-meter masterpiece is a dazzling tribute to the superb naval architecture and engineering synonymous with the brand, and the artistic genius of designer Evan Marshall.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER launched on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno, and made her US debut as the largest and most phenomenal yacht at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. The official name of the yacht bears the very personal signature of Mr. John Staluppi, the owner of many superyachts, each more spectacular than the previous, and each bearing the name and stunning design references to a James Bond film.

The elegant external line of the superyacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is characterised by compact forms and dynamic slender lines. The balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic and engineering solutions so characteristic of the shipyard gives a dynamic presence to DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER that is sure to turn heads in every port of call.

Interiors are literally brilliant. Thousands of Swarovski crystals embedded in furniture, fabrics and artwork, high gloss woodwork and polished marble floors, mirrored surfaces, reflective stainless, and prismatic etched glass, create an ambiance that is almost surreal.

On board, full customization includes the particular arrangement of the staterooms, the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the remarkable interior design and decor, the engine room made entirely of stainless steel and the addition of the top deck above the flybridge, a private panoramic deck 12 meters above the sea that can be reached by the glass elevator that serves all the yacht decks.

Please visit the Sunreef Yachts Facebook album for additional photos and descriptions of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

Sunreef Yachts Charter has a comprehensive selection of megayachts and superyachts available for charter worldwide.

Hull No. 4 of the Sunreef 58 Series: Long Range Cruising on a Stylish Live Aboard

Sunreef Yachts has just closed the deal on construction of the fourth hull in the popular sailing catamaran Sunreef 58 series. The first three Sunreef 58s are presently exploring the enchanting waters of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean seas. The Owner of this new build, named CARPE DIEM, intends to spend a few years circumnavigating the globe immediately following her delivery this October.

Integral to all Sunreef catamarans, this new build features advanced engineering for excellent fuel efficiency, ideal for transoceanic navigation that requires lengthy time offshore. Equipped with Sunreef energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies, such as wind generators, gel batteries, and solar panels, this yacht has the capability for long term cruising at near silent operation with limited need to run the generator.

The new semi-custom build is designed as an owner version that dedicates the port side hull to create a voluminous master cabin with ample storage designed for long range cruising. En-suite facilities include a luxurious steam feature and thoughtful amenities are included throughout. The starboard hull houses two double guest cabins and a crew cabin directly accessible from the cockpit.

The yacht will be home to the owner during the circumnavigation and is being designed accordingly. The fully customized interior is contemporary, functional, welcoming and above all comfortable. An organic color palette that centers on light grey and olive green will compliment rich wood built-ins and paneling to create a soothing environment on board. State-of-the-art helm and entertainment systems and a professional galley insure that time spent indoors will be both productive and enjoyable.

Please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter for detailed information on the Sunreef 58.

Please visit the Sunreef Luxury Yachts Charter site for a comprehensive presentation of yachts available for charter in destinations worldwide.

Stunning Luxury Yachts Not to be Missed at the 2012 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show and Miami Marina

Damrak II, Sunreef 70 power catamaran, is makes her US debut at the MIAMI Yacht and Brokerage Show.

Beyond this power catamaran’s superbly economical design for long distance cruising, it is extraordinarily livable due to the 33-foot beam and features, among many innovations, a panoramic view from the master king bed, a crane capable of hoisting blank pounds, a delightful ondeck Jacuzzi. DAMRAK II reaches an exhilarating maximum speed of 25 knots and cruising at 8 knots has a transoceanic range of 10,000nm. Ramp 12, Slip 524

180 Benetti DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER makes her debut at the Miami show. This yacht is the newwest in a staggering portfolio of custom yachts unsurpassed in creativity, beauty and speed, acquired by fervant James Bond enthusiast John Staluppi. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER features in house styling and naval architecture with interior design by the renowned Evan Marshal. Accommodations are in six suites, including two master suites and notable features include the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the interior Bondesque design and decor, the engine room made entirely of stainless steel and the addition of a private panoramic deck 12 metres above the sea that can be reached by the glass lift that serves all the yacht decks. Ramp 30.

190’3 BARAKA was built by the Turkish shipyard Proteksan Turquoise. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, this transoceanic yacht was built in 2010 and is currently available for sale and/or charter. BARAKA has a cruising range of 5,000 nm, a cruising speed of 15 knots and is fully wheelchair accessible.  With zero speed quantum stabilizers, BARAKA is a true world cruising yacht with a range of 5000 NM and 4 generators. She is MCA compliant and run under ISM and ISPS code for safety and security. Miami Marina, outside pier: slip a-20

REMEMBER WHEN, 162 Christensen Custom Series, features six cabins, 16 bathrooms; some with heated marble floors and TVs inside the vanity mirrors, air conditioning on the outside of all three levels, an elevator, and extraordinary marble inlay and stone work. Erte artwork hangs throughout the yacht.  On board, owner John Rosatti houses two Harleys, four Jet Skis, two Vespa scooters, and a $1 million cigarette boat that can travel at 125 mph. Ramp 12, Slip 507

Check back to our Sunreef Charter Yachts Blog for continual updates on spectacular yachts not to be missed at the upcoming Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.

Qualified charter or sales clients; kindly email Martha Lukasik, President Sunreef Yachts Charter USA, to arrange for an escorted viewing of these or other yachts of interest at the show.


Sunreef Yachts Charter Moving Ahead: Brand New Yachts, Brand New Fort Lauderdale Office

Martha Lukasik

Thank you to Yachts International Magazine, March/April 2012, for the following write-up:

Polish builder Sunreef Yachts, which has operated in the United States since 2009, has opened its first US office, in Fort Lauderdale, and has appointed long-time manager Martha Lukasik director of sales for the United States. Lukasik is also president of Sunreef’s yacht charter division. Sunreef, a builder of power and sail catamarans, has recently added the 60 Sunreef Power (pictured) to its wide range of semi-custom catamarans.The 60 Sunreef Power, due to launch in May 2012, features six cabins, interior and exterior helm stations and an optional Jacuzzi on the flybridge.

For information about the 60 Sunreef power yacht, or any Sunreef custom designed yacht for purchase or charter, please email Martha Lukasik directly.


Heesen Yachts Luxury 144ft Superyacht LADY L Launched From Shipyard

Heesen Yachts announces the launch of YN 15944, formerly Project Zentric, from their facility in Oss, the Netherlands. The Owner has christened her MY Lady L. This vessel is the eighth in the successful 44 meter, all-aluminum, semi-custom class. YN 15944 was begun as an “on stock project” by the shipyard, which commenced the build prior to securing the signed contract in 2011.

Last November the deal was closed for YN 15944, which was delivered just two months later. Building in aluminum to enormously demanding tolerances, the Heesen hull-form is designed to optimize the way a yacht moves through the water. MY Lady L reaches the remarkable speed of 25 knots, making her one of the fastest yachts of her size on the market.  Twin MTU 2.720kW engines combined weight reduction and an ultra-efficient hull make the speed possible.

Using the experience gained from constructing previous 44 meter aluminum yachts, Heesen has designed MY Lady L to fully maximize the amount of deck space available resulting in even greater levels of luxury. Guests will likely spend most of their time at sea on the expansive 45 square meter sun deck. They’ll also enjoy the main and upper aft decks as the perfect locations for alfresco dining or just lounging in the shade; while the seating area on the foredeck is ideal for catching the breeze when at anchor, or for privacy when docked stern-to in the harbor.

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects designed the timelessly refined interiors where pale woods and precious fabrics accentuate light and space. The sleek, classic Deco design keeps living areas elegant and clutter-free. The main saloon is split into three distinct spaces within the open-plan layout. In addition to the main sofas and dining areas, there is an intimate semicircular seating area adjacent to the huge curved sliding glass doors. The sky lounge has been designed to provide several different entertaining and relaxation spaces. Deep sofas line both sides of the room, while an aft circular arrangement of stools and table creates a laid-back atmosphere.

Ten guests can be accommodated in five cabins. The full-beam master suite is situated on the main deck and includes a study and full-beam his-and-hers marble bathroom. Two double and two twin cabins, all with ensuite marble bathrooms, are located on the lower deck.

Length over all:  44,77m / 146ft 10in

Beam over all:  9,00m / 29ft 6in

Draft: 2,81m / 9ft 3in

Displacement (50% load): 280 tons

Maximum speed (50%load): 25 knots

Range at 12 knots:  3.200Nm (Trans-Atlantic)

Fuel capacity: 69.000 litres / 18.250 US gallons

Fresh Water capacity:  16.000 litres / 4.250 US gallons

Main engines:  2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90

Please follow this link for information about Superyacht and Luxury Yacht Charter. Interested in chartering a Heesen? Sunreef Yachts Charter has a superb selection, just follow this link for Heesen Charter Yachts.

The Emax Super Marine 45: World’s First High Speed, Zero Carbon, Superyacht Tender

The Emax Solar Hybrid Jet Propelled Tender is powered by twin CMD TDI V6s coupled to GM Allison Hybrid Transmissions. Each 450hp Diesel Electric Power Plant is revolutionary as it weighs no more than its gasoline equivalents while consuming 40% less fuel. The environmentally friendly superyacht tender uses a 32KWh Lithium UPS to achieve speeds up to 25 knots in virtually silent electric mode. At full speed the transmission shifts into low gear, engaging the V6s and loading the Hi-Torque RR Waterjets for rapid acceleration.  Once on plane, the transmission selects the most economical rpm for the load at all speeds up to 80 knots. The 900hp (1160 ft. lbs of torque) Carbon Epoxy Super Marine 45 is the fastest most powerful tender in the world and significantly greener than other tenders in her class.

The Emax uses the same dual mode Electrically Variable Transmission, for excellent economy and performance, as thousands of hybrid buses the world over, the GM fleet of Hybrid pickup trucks, the Hybrid Cadillac Escalade and the Hybrid Bluetec S Class Mercedes Benz. Whether shuttling passengers and supplies back and forth or embarking on an exhilarating adventure, the chic teak decked Super Marine 45 seats up to 10 people, plus 4 sunbathers on the sun bed. In the cabin is a shower room with stand-up head, double bed, kitchenette with fridge/freezer, stove and microwave. The foredeck table is ideal for a buffet or al fresco dining for six guests.

As a jet propelled Zero Carbon recreational watercraft she is the safest and by far the most Eco Friendly boat of her kind. The EPA estimates that registered recreational boats in the USA produce a staggering 330 million metric tons of CO2 per year. Switching from gasoline to Emax Solar Hybrid propulsion can reduce that figure by over 50% thereby reducing global warming pollution by more than 160 million metric tons per year.


LOA 45’ / Beam 10.5’ / Draft 2’

Standard Power: (2) Cummins MerCruiser Diesel (CMD) TDI 4.2 V8 – 700hp

Optional Hybrid Power. (2) CMD 3 liter TDI V6/GM Allison Hybrid – 900hp

UPS 32KWh; Valence Technology

Drives; (2) Rolls Royce  FF Series WaterJets

Construction: Ned Ship Epoxy Carbon Fiber

Zero Carbon Cruise: 25 knots

Standard Cruise: 55 knots

Max Speed: 80 knots

Price:  700hp €605,000

900hp Solar Hybrid €645,000

Please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter for comprehensive information on Luxury Superyacht Charter worldwide.

Moonen Shipyard’s New 100′ Explorer: Fuel Efficiency and Transoceanic Capability Without Sacrifice to Luxury

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has started outfitting the all-new Moonen 100 Explorer, developed together with Vripack Naval Architects. This will be the fourth expedition yacht built by Moonen following  the 90’ Commercial Break, 92’ Poseidon and the award-winning 114’ My Issue. Moonen Shipyards is also currently building the fully custom 42-meter Sofia III (complete with three-man sub) and a new high-speed 82 Alu.

The Moonen 100 Explorer features exceptionally smooth lines; major fuel efficiencies and superior live aboard facilities. The yacht is being constructed for owners who are very involved in the build process and eager to navigate the world’s oceans following the launch that is scheduled for the spring of 2013.

Explorer Series Hull Number Four

“Over the past five decades, we have built up an impressive fleet of motoryachts that share an irreplaceable Moonen quality,” says managing director Emile Bilterijst. “The fact that we are able to offer entirely distinctive types of motoryachts such as explorer, high-speed, displacement and fully custom built– is exceptional in today’s market. And the way we create these superyachts for such a diverse group of owners in terms of nationality, age and sailing experience further reinforces our ability to offer premium Dutch quality at genuinely competitive prices.”

Moonen yachts are available in lengths between 65 and 150 feet (20 to 45 meters).