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#SuperYachtIrishSea-Brand new superyacht, Astra, a 55m (180ft) newbuild from Dutch shipyard Amels, made a mid-way passage through the Irish Sea last week and which saw the 672 tons luxury vessel head for Gibraltar, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The ultra-sleek lines of the Caymen Islands flagged vessel are styled by Tim Heywood Design and her interiors are by Laura Sessa Romboli where her 10 guests will be pampered throughout and looked after by a crew of 7 and a master skipper.

Superyacht features are an owner's master suite fitted with a folding balcony, as for guest accommodation for 8, there are four staterooms, including 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

Her on board ambiance of timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating features throughout are created to enhance elegance and a comfortable atmosphere.

Astra has an impressive range of day-time and evening leisure facilities and entertainment amenities making her ideal for the charter yacht market for family and hosting social occasions. This is where her Main Deck Saloon will make use for such gatherings as from here there are two balconies providing easy access to the open-sea air.

While the enlarged Sun Deck – at 25 metres long has a luxurious space of 155sq metres – and as claimed by Yacht Charter Fleet's website (click here), she could make a strong case for being the largest sun deck you'll find on any 55-metre. In addition to the customary access of vessel tender to reach secluded places.

Astra is a semi-custom Amels 180 displacement yacht launched this year. Amenities include a pair of jacuzzi's, a beach club, BBQ, swimming plat-form, steam-room and of course air conditioning throughout.

She was built in Vlissengen, the shipyard is part of the Damen Group which also built the ILV Granuaile for the Commissioners of Irish Lights in Romania.

Within the 180 design range there is also a 'Touch & Go' helipad which accepts a 2,000kg take-off weight. Noting that those wanting to visit the Amels Dutch shipyard can also visit by helicopter!.. as there is an approved onsite heliport.

She has a range of 4,500 nautical miles. To get about her Mediterranean cruising grounds (see sea areas listed below) this will not be an issue, as she has a cruising speed of 13 knots, though this can be boosted to 15.5 knots, if not up to 16 knots top!

Should sea-states not be condusive to hosting a cocktail event, this need not be a concern for those privately cruising on Astra along the azur seas off Monte Carlo or off Croatia on the Adriatic. As Astra has an 'at anchor stabilisers' system which works at zero speed, increasing on-board comfort at anchor and even during rough waters.

You may not suffer sea-sickness, but if you are still feeling home-sick, there is use of a Wi-Fi. Should you also be required to keep track of your day-to-day business affairs, communicating with the outside world is still an option through this form of 'connectivity'.

Astra's charter cruising grounds of the central Med (from west to east) are Ibiza, Corsisa, Sardinia, French Riviera notably St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, the Italian Riviera and as previously mentioned Croatia.

All of this commands an extremely deep-pocket should this ever contemplate a charter. So what kind of euros or buck will this set you back?

For the summer season, charter rates start from €275,000 ($377,799) a week plus expenses!

 

Published in Superyachts

boot Düsseldorf, the International Boat Show

With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. Around 2,000 exhibitors present their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

boot Düsseldorf FAQs

boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair. Seventeen exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology.

The Fairground Düsseldorf. This massive Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre is strategically located between the River Rhine and the airport. It's about 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the city centre.

250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair.

The 2018 show was the golden jubilee of the show, so 2021 will be the 51st show.

Every year in January. In 2021 it will be 23-31 January.

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Messeplatz 40474 Düsseldorf Tel: +49 211 4560-01 Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The Irish marine trade has witnessed increasing numbers of Irish attendees at boot over the last few years as the 17-Hall show becomes more and more dominant in the European market and direct flights from Dublin offer the possibility of day trips to the river Rhine venue.

Boats & Yachts Engines, Engine parts Yacht Equipment Watersports Services Canoes, Kayaks, Rowing Waterski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard & Skimboard Jetski + Equipment & Services Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing & SUP Angling Maritime Art & Crafts Marinas & Watersports Infrastructure Beach Resorts Organisations, Authorities & Clubs

Over 1000 boats are on display.

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At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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