Last Sunday, Feb 2nd, at the the 2020 Boat International Superyacht Design Festival, Vanadis was awarded the Eco award, since the judges were impressed by the most comprehensive diesel-electric power system. Ginton Naval Architects congratulates Cerri Cantieri Navali and Guido De Groot with this award!

In the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards two yachts off the hands of Ginton Naval Architects were nominated. The 43.6 m MY Virtus, build by Mengi-Yay with Exterior Styling by VYD and the 31 m Italian build, by Cerri Cantieri Navali, motor yacht Vanadis, with interior and exterior styling by Guido De Groot.

All winners of the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards can be found here: Article Boat International

Diana Yacht Design has unveiled a brand new concept for a 60-metre explorer yacht, designed to reach even the most remote areas of the world. The new explorer design follows on the success of Legend, a fully classified Class 1 ice-breaking ship which was previously converted into the world’s only ice-breaking charter yacht. Capable of taking her guests anywhere in the world, Legend was named the best superyacht in the Rebuild category at the World SuperYachts Awards in 2017.

Now Diana Yacht Design has taken its expertise and know-how to the next level with the development of Beyond, a unique explorer yacht created with ocean and sky exploration in mind. The steel hull and forward aluminium superstructure paired with high bow give her exterior lines a sleek and strong appeal, indicating her readiness to master any cruising conditions. “I wanted to create an explorer yacht which really has the rugged look associated with this type of vessel,” explains Casper Marelis, a finalist at the prestigious young designer of the year awards. Presenting his first concept as designer and Naval architect at Diana Yacht Design, he talks us through his vision for Beyond and what makes her a one of a kind explorer yacht. “The grey border interrupts the green hull which makes the bow look even more impressive while ensuring the overall side view does not look too massive,” he says on her exterior styling.

In addition to her robust exterior, Beyond also features a wide arrangement for tenders and storage space, which can be easily transformed to suit the needs of the voyage, highlighting the flexibility of her design. The low bulwarks, open decks and glass railing let guests relish the wide views, while the dedicated observatory, located on the sundeck, features a unique gyro-stabilised telescope. “The ability to adapt to and to get the most out of every exploring trip makes Beyond unique,” he explains. The first explorer yacht design to include a private observatory, the Dutch design firm aims to offer clients the chance go further than what is on the surface of the ocean by discovering the mysteries of the skies at night.

Next to the observatory, the explorer design also includes a certified helideck on the bridge deck aft and space for a submersible and toys. “The multi-purpose tender garage on the main deck, which can be configured to the needs of the exploration to let you store snowmobiles, extra dinghies and skies all in a closed space ensure her owner is able to discover more than just the obvious,” adds Marelis. The tender garage can also be opened up and increase the outside deck, offering guests more space for an outside lounge for example. The sliding doors and four overhead cranes can be used to move the extra vessels or vehicles and are not in the way of the aft main deck for easy access to the swim platform.

The interior layout of Beyond also supports the philosophy of extended living on board, which is why it includes a cinema on the cabin deck, a fully equipped dive store, an internal boarding room, gym and wellness centre as well as the observatory, with a direct connection to the owner’s lounge, with a private seating area, making it ideal for extended voyages at sea. The owner’s lounge has a complete glass aft all, which offers an uninterrupted view of their surroundings, while the owner’s suite features 180 degrees views and a private jacuzzi.

Offering plenty of room for all, Beyond is able to accommodate up to 14 guests in seven staterooms, including four doubles and two twins cabins and the owner’s cabin. The crew quarters are spacious and can accommodate up to 17 crew members including the captain, who has a private cabin by the wheelhouse. The tank deck includes a dedicated laundry area and plenty of refrigeration facilities, with all decks being connected by a dumbwaiter. “One of the biggest challenges when designing Beyond was the proportioning of living spaces in combination with the big tender and equipment storage area,” notes Marelis.

“The living spaces are positioned quite far forward, while the lower deck should still be accessible via the central elevator/staircase.” The addition of the observatory with the telescope, incorporated so owners can make full use of the zero to no light pollution zones the explorer yacht can travel to, has been position in a unique way to make sure it did not compromise the overall design and remained clear of the Bimini on the sundeck.

Created for clients with a keen sense of adventure and an eagerness to explore the Beyond, this explorer yacht is sure to turn heads. “Beyond was created for a visionary owner, a self-made entrepreneur who made his dreams into a living. His dream is to see the world and beyond and get the most out of every exploration.”

Length over all: 60.00 m
Beam over all: 12.00 m
Draft: 3.20 m
Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C32

Speed: 12 kts.
Top speed: 15 knots
Range: 4500 nm at cruising speed

Hull material: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium

For more information about this yacht please visit her webpage on:

The HISWA Yacht Show 2018 had the premiere of the introduction Schippersjacht ANNA. Possibly being the most popular yacht on the show, ANNA attracted the attention of everyone passing by. Leading to Shipyard The Alm having the pleasure of meeting a lot of new potential clients.

ANNA is the first build of a series, ranging from 15.00 to 21.50 meters.

The Schippersjacht 21.50 has been designed, (in close cooperation with AZZA Yachting) for those who spend a lot of time aboard their yacht. The design, being inspired by old commercial vessels, has an enormous volume, allowing for a very spacious and comfortable interior. Add to this: the very low freeboard, making boarding a lot easier; the walk around deck, making mooring easier, and the large aft deck, and it becomes apparent that the ease of usage was paramount when designing this Schippersjacht 21.50.

Length over all:                 22.70 m
Length hull:                        21.50 m
Length waterline:              21.00 m
Beam max.:                          4.98 m
Draught:                                1.50 m
Design:                                Werner Yacht Design / AZZA
Yard:                                     The Alm Shipyard

Launch:                                2018



This summer Ginton Naval Architects largest sailing yacht to date was successfully launched in Bodrum, Turkey.
The modern 50 meter twin-screw sailing yacht “All about U” was build by Ada Yacht Works in Bodrum. It was the first time for Ginton Naval Architects working with Ada Yacht Works, but it was a very constructive cooperation. According to Jaron Ginton: “They really have done a beautiful job” The aft deck offers a spacious luxurious seating area as well as a secluded dining table, a perfect place to get together with family or friends to enjoy the yachting experience.
Inside the salon is open plan which gives you a true feel of the grand space this sailing yacht offers. On the lower deck 6 luxurious cabins can host up to 12 guests. Special feature is the transom door, it can be lowered to double as a huge swimming platform, that can be accessed from the maindeck. After the launch the mast was put on and she’s been delivered to her owner. All About U is now available for charters from her Bodrum base.


The annual general meeting of the NBJA was held on board of the Stevenaak “Helena” on the 29th May 2018. Various topics were addressed such as the involvement of the NBJA in the development of ISO standards for the design and building of small and large yachts and specific technical problems that are encountered in that work, the cooperation with various organizations in the yachting and shipbuilding industry, activities that are employed to interest young people in our industry, etc. The meeting was concluded with a Captain’s dinner and a cruise in the Port of Rotterdam.

Studio Delta was challenged to adapt the VQ32 of Vanquish Yachts to the dimensions and possibilities of the tender garage of a superyacht. Utilising the construction to stay within the crane’s lifting requirements, adjustments in the weight and center of gravity were needed.
To limit the height of the VQ32 a windshield that can folded up and down is applied. The tender needed to be executed with various features that makes boarding alongside or aft of the yacht easier and quicker. Besides the top speed of 40 knots +, the tender is seaworthy in the water as well in the tender garage.
Studio Delta is responsible for Naval Architecture, design is by Guido de Groot.

The chief editors of twelve leading yacht magazines in Europe have announced the nominations for the European yacht of the year 2019. Satellite Yacht design is proud to announce that the Saffier Se37, will be one of the nominees in the category special yachts. It is wonderful to be far above the target in terms of sales and to see that the sailors likes the saffier Se37, but it is also nice that the professionals find the boat innovative, well sailing and good looking. In August and October, the jury will test in Sweden and Barcelona with the nominated yachts and the winner will be announced at the Dusseldorf Boatshow 2019.

Article on website Satellite Yacht Design

At a special members meeting on May 23, 2017, the NBJA recalled that it was founded 50 years ago. For this special occasion, the state yacht “De Utrecht” was hired, which made a sailing trip on the IJsselmeer in advance of the meeting.

Present were the members (left to right): J. de Ridder, M. van Schaik, J. Tervoort (Associate Member), W. de Vries Lentsch, B. de Haan (Associate Member), M. de Jager, J. Ginton, PG Van Oossanen, R. Meulemans, H.-M. Bais, N. Moerke, P. van Oossanen, B. Bouckaert, R. van der Velden, A. Grasman (Associate Member), R. Vertregt (Special Guest).

Shipyard Hakvoort as the builder, Diana Yacht Design as the exterior designer and naval architect and Felix Buytendijk Yacht Design as the interior designer teamed up for the eighth time to create another masterpiece.
The result is this beauty with classic bold lines with matching interior. Her Moondust colored hull give her personality and a modern twist.

On April 7 2017 brand new 125 feet long motor yacht Soprano successfully hit the water at Hakvoort Shipyard in Monnickendam. She is a yacht that has a lot to offer to her owners and guests. Her exterior was inspired on other famous DIANA yachts, like Pamela V and Heliad II. With her canoe stern and bold lines this new vessel has a classic look with a modern touch, her steel hull and aluminum superstructure make her suitable for blue water cruising.
A top speed of 13 knots and a range of not less than 5000 nm means she can bring her guests everywhere they want to go in comfort. Her foldout swimpatform provides easy access to the water for a refreshing swim!

Motor yacht Soprano houses four decks with generous dimensions. The bow of the yacht houses the crew area. Three double cabins and a crew mess offers space for a total of six crew members.
A full width stunning VIP stateroom is located aft on the cabin deck. A desk, nice soft sofa, walk in closet and luxurious en suite provides guests plenty of comfort. Two well-proportioned double guest cabins in front of the VIP stateroom, also with luxurious en suites, complete this guest area. A stairs located in the middle of the guest area gives direct access to the main deck. Large windows all over this deck flood the areas with natural light and gives magnificent views. The airy main salon aft on this deck has a warm and cozy ambiance, the large sliding doors allow cool wind to blow in. The large sofas and chairs invite to relax and have a nice conversation, a settee that easily fits up to 10 guests is located adjacent.

Amidships the galley and lobby separates the aft salon from the elegant private owners area fore of the yacht. The full beam master suite with seating area, owners desk, large walk in closet and en suite with double hand wash and shower gives absolute privacy and comfort.

The bridge deck is completely devoted to relaxation and entertainment. A large oval table outside on the aft deck is perfect for al fresco breakfasts, diners and after dinner parties while inside guests can gather on the game table or take a seat on the sofa.

The generous sized sundeck has several sunbeds around the Jacuzzi and a nice table to gather for breakfast or enjoy the evening with a cocktail party.

Special features on board are:
– A fold-down platform admidships at the waterline will be recessed into the side of the hull giving acces to the water for boarding and swimming.
– Main tender on aft bridge deck, MOB boat and laser sailboat on foredeck.

Length over all: 38.25 m
Length WL.: 33.10 m
Beam over all: 8.00 m
Draft: 2.65 m
Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C18 DITA
Speed: cruising 11 knots

For more information about this yacht please visit her webpage on:

Two new VQ54s currently being built are based on the successful VQ48, designed by Guido de Groot Design. The VQ54 offer even more options, including its own tender garage. For Studio Delta, responsible for the Naval Architecture of the design, another great VQ project to work on.

The VQ54 is powered by surface drives, allowing it to develop 45 knots. For more information visit Studio Delta’s Portfolio or visit the Vanquish Yachts website.