Yacht designers and yards the world over are continuing to push the design envelope as superyacht owners expect ever-more eclectic and creative solutions. Here are five designs that answer different requirements in the 40 to 60-metre range.

1 Mondo

Mondo Marine M60

Mondo Marine’s all-aluminium, semi-displacement 60-metre will certainly turn heads when she launches in 2015. The 60-metre Luca Dini design is stylish and athletic, with a top speed over 20 knots promised. Inside, there will be a master, five staterooms and a full-beam sky lounge.


Camper & Nicholsons Yachts Filante 42

With naval architecture by Horacio Bozzo Design, this new concept from Camper & Nicholsons Yachts is aimed at the owner who wants the facilities of a 50-60-metre yacht in a compact package, and wants to spend plenty of time exploring at sea. Employing Schottel drives, the yacht will have four staterooms below and a master on the main deck. A healthy ratio of ten crew will serve the ten guests, and particular attention has been paid to the crew areas, with a full mess. The yacht will be built at ISA Yachts’ facility.


3 CANADOS 140' #1

Oceanic 140

The new line of Oceanic Yachts from Canados promises plenty of innovation. The 42-metre’s ‘displaning’ hull with twin steps by Arrabito Naval Design, is a claimed hybrid between displacement and semi-displacement forms – offering, the yard says, enhanced efficiencies at low speeds and higher cruising speeds when you nudge the throttles forward. Diesel-electric propulsion is an option. The superstructure is in Aramat, comprising Kevlar bonded with glassfibre. With the superstructure moved forward, there is a vast after area to enjoy. The range also includes a 90 and a 120.


4 Amer 136' 2

Amer 136

This 42-metre from Amer Yachts – with an aluminium superstructure on a GRP hull – is the yard’s new flagship. She is being offered in a planing Sport version capable of a top speed of 27 knots and a semi-planing Long Range version that can reach 19 knots.


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Alloy Yachts PS46

With the engineering work complete, Alloy Yachts is hailing its new Philippe Briand-designed sloop as a turnkey project with a reduced build time. There are three interior options for this 46 metre, as well as race/regatta upgrade package that includes a different rig and enhanced sailplan for a stellar sailing performance.