Heesen is proud to announce the launch of its first 40 metre ‘sportster’, christened M/Y Galatea.

Photo credits: Dick Holthuis Photography

On January 17th, during a private ceremony at the shipyard facility in Oss, YN 15640, the first 40 metre Heesen ‘sportster’, was launched and christened M/Y Galatea. She is the true incarnation of Heesen DNA; with advanced aluminium hull technology, powerful performance, uncompromising interior design and peerless Dutch consInterior Galateatruction standards. M/Y Galatea has the optimum balance of comfort and power: she may have marble bathrooms among her luxurious interior design features, but she’s still capable of 27,5 knots.

M/Y Galatea has been built for private use, with a requirement that the sun deck had maximum space for relaxing and dining. Her open flybridge layout gives a huge 85 square metres of deck space that includes a helm station and a shaded dining area that is protected even underway by glass side panels. Bespoke teak furniture, including a built-in teppanyaki grill, completes this upper deck. Inside, the 10 metre long saloon includes a large square lounge and a dining area aft adjacent to full-height glazed doors. With the doors open, guests can dine inside while enjoying fresh air and panoramic views. Ten guests can sleep in five cabins: there’s a full-beam main deck master, two full-beam VIP doubles and two twin cabins on the lower deck, all of which have marble ensuite bathrooms.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has created an interior design that has a distinctive personality based on a theme of Dutch expressionism. Contrasting woods, simple clean lines, marquetry and glass detailing create an atmosphere of calm, contemporary elegance.

The ride will be as graceful and luxurious as the interior; comfort and handling are further enhanced by Active Interceptor stabilizers and the very latest zero-speed Seakeeper gyro stabilizers.

M/Y Galatea will be tested in the North Sea and be delivered to her Owners at the end of March 2014.

Specifications YN 15640 GA Galatea


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_EDT2464Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is delighted to present, with Roland-Garros, a VIP Package. “The Parisian Dream” will give fans of tennis, and of the French capital, an unforgettable experience.

“The Parisian Dream” VIP Package is available throughout the 2014 French Open (held from May 25th to June 8th, 2014), combining tickets to the French Open and a stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris.
On the first day, guests can enjoy a savoury tea upon arrival at the hotel, followed by relaxation time at the health club with its 16-meter swimming pool bathed in natural daylight.  Guests can also choose to soak up the atmosphere of Roland-Garros with tickets for the outside courts.
In the evening, a sumptuous dinner created exclusively by Chef Philippe Labbé, will be served at La Bauhinia – the hotel’s restaurant, which serves French and south-east Asian fare.

_COC42~1The next day, following breakfast, guests will take in all the action on the Philippe-Chatrier court (either in the boxes or with category 1 tickets, depending on the package selected).  Lunch will be served at the “Brasserie des Jardins de Roland-Garros”, with more thrilling tennis throughout the afternoon and into the evening.  At the end of the day, the official Peugeot shuttle service will take guests back to Shangri-La Hotel, Paris to pick up their luggage, or continue their stay, should they so desire.

“The Parisian Dream” VIP Package is available from May 25th to June 8th, 2014.  Prices start at €1,125 per person. The offer is available for two or four persons only.  For additional information and to book, please visit the French Tennis Federation’s special website at

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
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New York Fall 2014: Elements | Texture

By Taige Jensen at TheNewYorkTimes

A thematic visual diary of New York Fashion Week inspired by the essential building blocks of fashion and style.

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Valentine’s Gifts for Him

by LUX Worldwide


Bremont Alt1-C Classic

Not been given any hints as to what the man in your life want’s for Valentine’s? Let us help…

Although they may be reluctant to actually come out and say it, most men long for a Valentine’s present at least as much as women, yet typical gentlemanly reserve normally puts paid to these pleas. Indeed, shopping for men is notoriously difficult, especially around an occasion in which so easily slides into oversentimentality.

Despite the troubles, it’s worth persevering. No matter what, he won’t forget the stunning watch or beautiful briefcase you bought him, and you can be sure that you won’t regret it either. If you’re having a little difficulty deciding on what exactly to get, we have selected a range of gifts that any man would be overjoyed to receive.

Bremont Alt1-C Classic

Bremont’s inherent Britishness always makes them a firm favourite in the world of men’s watches, and what man could resist the ruggedly elegant looks of the Alt1-C Classic? The large yet mostly unadorned case and simple, pared-down dial add a touch of refinement to an otherwise practical watch, which just so happens to be highly accurate – COSC certified in fact.

Designed first and foremost as a pilots watch, the Alt1-C Classic lives up to its name in timeless elegance. Rugged enough to brave the elements while sporting a level of sophistication to match any boardroom. The design itself, particularly with the beautiful cream dial, complemented by black subdials, is one that is never going to age and, with the Alt1-C collection as a whole reaching almost iconic status, It’s a piece that will look as good now as it does in twenty years’ time.

Available from MR PORTER here

Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic Pen

Why is a pen never around when you need one? Usually because the person looking for one doesn’t own a pen worth keeping to hand. A luxurious writing instrument is something which, as beautiful and ornate as they can get, is inherently useful. And it always looks good when signing a cheque. While brands such as Montblanc and Montegrappa are normally the go-to manufacturers, sometimes it’s worth going for something a little more unique.

Graf Von Faber-Castell are anything but ordinary. From the distinctive clip to the unusual patterns and materials, each writing instrument is a carefully constructed work of artisanal skill and expertise. More than that, they draw admiration like few other pens. After all, it’s not often you see a finely made fountain pen with a wooden barrel. Graf’s Classic in rare Grenadilla is particularly eye-catching, with a grain unique to each pen. This is what makes it particularly special – there’s not another exactly like it anywhere in the world.

Available in store at New Cavendish Jewellers

Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket                     Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic Pen         Hermès Terre d`Hermès

Montblanc Meisterstuck Selection   Paul Smith Casey Loafers                        Ties from Drakes

Double Gusset Briefcase

Montblanc Meisterstück Selection Double Gusset Briefcase

Every professional needs a briefcase that does them justice. Turning up to a meeting with a battered messenger bag or, perish the thought, a rucksack, does not exactly do credit to the man carrying them. On the other hand an elegant, luxurious briefcase is likely to make those around the table stand up and take notice. The Meisterstück Double Gusset Briefcase from Montblanc is precisely that.

Handmade from the finest Italian leather, the pared-down look of the beautifully understated briefcase is second-to-none, adding a touch of class to a practical necessity. Practical it indeed is, with two large compartments and additional pocket to keep everything in order. The leather too, fine though it is, is hardwearing enough to survive the commute for years to come. With the iconic Montblanc emblem marking the finishing though, the Meisterstück signals some serious style.

Available online at www.montblanc.com

Paul Smith Coral Leather Casey Loafers

Sometimes restraint is a good thing – board meetings, fine dining – yet sometimes you just want to cut loose. At times like this, restraint is most definitely not what you want. Instead a confident man wants something fun, bold and eye-catching, and what could be more so than some bright red shoes?

Paul Smith as ever injects some energy into an otherwise classical item. His Casey Loafers are arguably the ultimate casual shoe, comfortable and easy to wear yet undeniably stylish. In bright red, it takes a big personality to pull them off, but the results are worth it. The ideal injection of colour into an otherwise subdued outfit, just wearing them is a style statement, one that shows that the man wearing them knows how to dress to impress.

Available online at www.paulsmith.co.uk

Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket

The Roadmaster Jacket by Belstaff is the ultimate accessory for the gentlemen with a penchant for biking. Whether that is a passion they put to fruition on the back of a Harley or not, a Belstaff jacket is as stylish as it is protective.

Launched in 1924 by Harry Grosberg, Belstaff has a rich and varied past and thus have a collection to celebrate this. Their most popular designs of past and present are encompassed into one collection aptly named ‘The Legends Collection.’ One of their most recognisable ‘Legends’ designs, the Roadmaster, features Belstaff’s classic ergonomic design and is constructed from lightweight waxed cotton offering versatility and defence against the elements.

Carefully considered with the motorcyclist in mind, the timeless jacket has been perfected over generations and adapted for individual advantage. Belstaff, as always, have managed to create something that makes you want to live the lifestyle their clothes emanate. Innately cool and perennially chic, a Roadmaster Jacket by Belstaff is the perfect gift for the adventurous type.

Available online at www.belstaff.co.uk

Ties from Drakes

A tie is a timeless gift, some would say a failsafe other would say unoriginal. However, if the gent in your life appreciates a good quality accessory over a romantic fad, a silk tie from a reputable brand such as Drakes is just the right gift. To add a touch of romance to the occasion why not choose the colour of love itself?

Red has long been associated with affection, however red does not just conjure up ideas of amour. Perhaps more importantly, a red tie is a power tie and every man needs one of these. Symbolising wealth, power, passion and strength, red is the tie colour choice of those who mean business.

All are available online at www.drakes-london.com


Holland & Holland Dressing Gown

Hermès Terre d`Hermès

If the gentleman in your life has not yet found his signature scent it’s essential that you help him find it. A good place to start is often with a classic, masculine scent and one such perfume is Terre d`Hermès. Woody, warm and with a hint of orange zest, Hermès’ fragrance is imbued with strength and manliness yet the subtle citric top notes give a sense of poetry and stop it from being too heavy.

The rich earthy notes are truly a testament of virility and produce an alluring, fresh and dynamic scent that will suit many. Of course, a fragrance is a very personal choice but you must be somewhat selfish when selecting your partner’s perfume because after all you will be smelling it too. Each time you catch a breath of Terre d`Hermès, it will not only evoke memories of the romantic day you spent together on 14th February, but you will be subtly reminded of your partner’s rugged masculinity – never a bad thing.

Available from any Hermès boutique

Holland & Holland Dressing Gown

There are few items that embody old school glamour as much as a silk robe. An item that is entirely indulgent yet completely irresistible, Holland & Holland’s Elephant Robe was inspired by the Maharaja’s of India, and indeed if there is one way to make your partner feel like royalty it’s through the gift of a sumptuous dressing gown. Designed in collaboration with the Maharaja Umang Hutheesing, the robe conjures up extravagant images of India’s heritage and timeless opulence. Exquisite details, including quilted cuffs and collar, and a gorgeous elephant print that was selected from Maharaja’s archives make this the perfect gift for the gentleman in your life.

A silk robe is not necessarily an item you might buy for yourself but one you secretly lust after, therefore choosing a present such as this is utterly indulgent and will be forever cherished.

Whether he’s a sharp dresser, a consummate businessman or simply a lover of fine things, you can find the perfect gift for the man in your life. Watches and pens or ties and dressing gowns, these are gifts which no man can resist, a little bit of luxury for which he will always be thankful. And you could always think of it as an investment. After all, there are plenty more Valentine’s to come.

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This third hull of Azimut Grande Collection's thirty-six metre yacht is 100% Azimut-Benetti quality. Unmatchable style, liveability, and unparalleled comfort; with a maximum speed of 39 knots and two lateral water jets, Rolls-Royce central booster, it is owner-customised down to the last detail. With the addition of the all-new "Crew Network" service, the after-sales services exclusively designed for Azimut Yachts owners expand even more.

The third unit of  Azimut Grande 120SLs built over the last two years is scheduled for launch this April 2014; it is an embodiment of the Azimut-Benetti Group's production excellence. Made up of planing yachts over 30-metres, the Azimut Grande is the most exclusive Azimut Yachts collection. And, it boasts the Group's most ambitious design to date: the 120SL, the product of Azimut's high-performance hull design prowess and the boatyard's skill in creating custom solutions. Azimut Grande 120SL offers the boatowner a wide range of options, catering specifically to the semi-custom boat market. Over the years, the Group's offering has expanded to include an after-sales service network specially designed to enhance the boat owner's enjoyment. One example is the complimentary Expert Captain Search and Selection service, part of the ‘Crew Network’ service available to all owners of +24-metre Azimut-Benetti yachts.

Azimut Grande 120SLAside from the location of certain integral yacht components, such as the engines, bilges, and main bulkheads, the boat owner has been given total freedom in the detailing of construction and decor. The overall concept and style of this new design are the work of Stefano Righini, with interiors by Carlo Galeazzi.

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As Paolo Vitelli, chairman of the Azimut Benetti Group says: “Azimut Grande represents a tangible response to the needs expressed by our boat owners: it is an appealing and distinctive line that doesn't cut corners in terms of comfort and flawless performance. Rigorous trials and tank testing have helped develop a high performance keel that can cruise with ease, even in rough seas. Adopting water jet transmissions has significantly limited vibrations and noise, maximising on board comfort for the boat owner and guests”.

What is the aim of the new 120SL? To experience the sea and the yacht without limits, reducing the distinction between interior and outside until it practically disappears.


A goal which springs to life as soon as the gangway comes up: as soon as you climb on board, you’ll find yourself on the main deck. Here, the cockpit and the living area come together to form a unified deck, with commanding views at all times of the day.

This third example of the Azimut Grande 120SL retains all the features which the previous units were renowned for, adding three MTU 16v 2000, 2640 horsepower engines (2450 rpm), boosting the maximum speed to 39 knots.

The internal layout still includes a main saloon with its 60 square metres;  50 square metres of glazing and the additional operable skylight above – which reveals more than 15 square metres of sky and sea - provide an unprecedented sensation: the distinction between inside and outside virtually disappears, there is longer any difference felt between the two.

The liveability and expanse of the interiors is emphasized by opening the glazing which separates the living area from the cockpit to create a single space in direct contact with the sea.

The living area comes standard with a ten-person dining table and two sofas, it can of course be closed off and climate controlled.

The main deck is an area where boat owners can freely express their taste and personalise the furnishings. Drawing on the boatyard’s design experience, its technical staff are on hand to establish the boat owners’ desires and propose solutions that shape them and bring them to life.

The lower deck layout offered by Azimut is a perfect example of high liveability. The owner’s cabin measures 43 square metres, with 11 of these dedicated to separate his-and-hers bathrooms. The two glassed windows offer breathtaking sea views and fill the interiors with natural light.

The crew area with its three cabins – one with a double bed – serves to separate and insulate the owner’s cabin from the engine room, further ensuring quiet and comfort. The layout also includes three guest cabins: one VIP cabin in the bow with a double bed, and two cabins with twin beds amidships, each with a private bathroom. In addition, the lower deck is equipped with an additional day head for day guests.

All the interiors feature a play of contrasting light and dark tones in finishes and materials, with ebony and oak skilfully combined with fine leather and steel and glass elements. The lighting scheme employs recessed LED ceiling lights and spots with continuous intensity adjustment. Even the exterior is designed and constructed to offer the best possible vacation experience.Towards the bow, a small sitting room and two large sunpads allow for total relaxation, all the while ensuring the necessary privacy. Between the openable roof section over the saloon and cockpit, a flybridge creates an additional outdoor living area equipped with a steering station, Jacuzzi, and dinette sofa. At the stern, the swimming platform above the transmissions with stairs going up to the cockpit. The garage, among the largest in this category, can house a tender of up to 5.5 metres and two jet skis up to 2.9 metres in length.

The three MTU 2000 16V engines are coupled with three Rolls-Royce KaMeWa water jets, two lateral water jets, and a central booster jet for true thoroughbred performance: the maximum speed is 39 knots, with unexpected acceleration and handling for a unit of this size. This is due also to high-quality electronic assistance that uses original elements from propulsion and transmission producers, as well as an integrated Naviop system.In the bilge there is a passage of more than 21 metres going all the way to the engine room, making it possible to inspect the hidden elements of the boat.

With the new Azimut Grande range flagship, the Azimut Benetti Group reinforces its role as a leader in the mega yacht world, reasserting its capacity to anticipate the needs and requirements of the most demanding boat owners



Lunghezza fuori tutto Length overall 35.5 m (116’6’’)
Lunghezza scafo Hull length 29.00 m (98’5’’)
Larghezza al baglio Beam (at main section) 7.90 m (25’11’)
Immersione (a pieno carico) Draft (at full load) 1.70 m
Dislocamento (a pieno carico) Displacement (at full load) 158.00 t
Motorizzazione Engines 3 x MTU 16V 2000 M93 2640mHp (1939 kW)
Velocità massima (a medio carico) Maximum speed (at half load) 39 nodi/knots*
Velocità di crociera (a medio carico) Cruising speed (at half load) 32 nodi/knots*
Serbatoi carburante Fuel capacity 18.000 lt- (4755 Us gls)
Serbatoi acqua dolce Water capacity 3.000 lt (793 Us gls)
Cabine Cabins 4+3 equipaggio/crew
Posti letto Berths 10+5 equipaggio/crew
Servizi Head compartments 6+2 equipaggio/crew
Costruttore Builder Azimut Yachts
Design esterni e concept Exterior design and concept Stefano Righini
Design interni e concept Interior design and concept Carlo Galeazzi


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Ferrari 149M Project Coming February 12

at autoMedia.com


Ferrari has announced the world premiere of the 149M Project, sparking rumors and speculation as to what the secretive project really is. The premiere, set for February 12, sits in line before the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Kept tightly under wraps by the Italian automaker, the prevailing rumor is that of a successor to the Ferrari California. The current California has been in production since 2008, and apart from a few small changes, has yet to go through any significant redesigns.
Though not yet confirmed, the timing of the Ferrari 149M Project fits suspiciously well into the California’s product cycle. Hype for the current California has all but subsided among the Ferrari lineup, which includes fresh offerings such as the 458 Speciale and the LaFerrari.
If the 149M Project is indeed the next California, Ferrari has a great deal of technology to work with. The internet rumor mill suggests the use of forced induction in the form of the Maserati Quattroporte’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. If this is true, the next California could see a healthy gain in horsepower over its current naturally aspirated V8. Assuming that the Quattroporte’s V8 is slightly detuned (which has traditionally been the case in shared Ferrari/Maserati engines), horsepower figures could even be higher than the current 523 horsepower rating.

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Further supporting the new California rumors are the Ferrari test mules running around in less-than-sneaky camouflage. Keen enthusiasts are likely already aware of the test vehicles running around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track, with the unmistakable California body and turbo sound, having been seen all the way back since 2012.
The M in 149M, as some have noted, suggests that the upcoming project announcement is modification of an existing platform, rather than a new model in the lineup. Much like the 550 was replaced by the 575M, the 149M project could very well be a “modified” California.
Outside of engine options, not much else is known about the possible California successor. Some suggest the styling will be tweaked to resemble the F12 Berlinetta, and that the interior will feature an improved entertainment system.
The Ferrari 149M Project is set for its world premiere on February 12. Whatever the announcement is – and all evidence leads to the next California – will likely be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Azimut 86S by Azimut Yachts


Model 86S

The profile of the 86S will remind you of a sea creature attempting to break through the sea’s surface. A particularly narrow bow precedes a slender, aerodynamic body, characterised by square windows and double mirrored shark fin windows, that are synonymous with the S Collection. A third horizontal window also allows yet more light to penetrate into the yacht.

Azimut Yachts materials have been designed and developed to offer users the most accurate representation of the yacht possible.
The finish, standard equipment and range of optional on offer may vary from hull to hull.

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Heesen Yachts- Galactica Star iPad App available now!

Heesen Yachts is proud to launch a new iPad App featuring the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht GALACTICA STAR!