Design

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Numarine Designs Smallest Expedition Yacht

European motor-yacht shipyard headquartered in Istanbul Numarine is set to unveil an entry-level model for the highly successful XP Series. The new 22XP yacht is a response to the clients’ demand for compact explorers.“We felt like the market wanted a smaller entry model than the 26XP we were offering to date,” says Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine. “The 22XP is a very sophisticated design and I’m glad she follows the footsteps of her larger “sisters”. She’s bold and futuristic and at the same time very elegant…

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Feadship Project 705 Comes Into the Light

An early glimpse of the new FeadshipProject 705 was commissioned by a repeat client and in just a few weeks the name of the 72.85-meter Project 705 will be revealed at the launch ceremony.As Project 705 appeared from the construction hall at the yard in Aalsmeer, onlookers were drawn to the beautiful combination of a dark blue hull, white superstructure and a continuous band of glass which is flush to the exterior. Glass railings with a teak cap rail offered another visual treat…

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Hatteras GT65 Carolina Debuts in Miami

Hatteras | Cabo Yachts, LLC unveiled the new Hatteras GT65 Carolina at the 2020 Miami Yacht Show.The Hatteras GT65 Carolina represents the next generation of the builder’s tournament-proven GT Series sportfishing yachts, which runs from 45 to 70 feet ‒ while maintaining the line’s core DNA and 40+-knot performance. The yacht features a sleek new profile, a high-tech hull and a new level of customization available to discerning owners, whether they plan to target big game offshore…

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Furuno Launches Compact Satellite Compasses

Furuno has introduced two new compact Satellite Compasses.The SCX20 and SCX21 have added Baseline Target Architecture for multipath mitigation, accuracy. The four-antenna array of the SCX20 and SCX21 Satellite Compasses are configured in a manner that creates six unique baselines from which to calculate accurate heading information, even in severe environments.Satellite Compasses traditionally utilize a two- or three-antenna configuration that allows for a single baseline of data, which can present performance challenges on some vessels due to multipath interference caused by signal blockage.

ZF 5200 A/V PTI Hybrid Transmission (Image: ZF)

ZF Unveils 5200 A/V PTI Hybrid Transmission

With the ZF 5200 A/V PTI, ZF Marine is introducing the brand’s first hybrid transmission that can be installed in the ship in both V (V drive) and A (down angle) positions. Thanks to the wide range of transmission ratios and space-saving design, the ZF 5200 A/V PTI is suited for many different types of marine vessels.Ship designers currently face a wide array of challenges: In the leisure yacht segment, customers want as much living space as possible, while the boom in logistics and tourism requires ferries to make ever more space available for cargo.

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Feadship Launches 99.95-M "Moonrise"

Feadship has launched the 99.95-meter Moonrise, the largest superyacht by waterline length built in the Netherlands to date.Unveiled by the Feadship yard in Makkum, she offers a wide range of elegant details, long hull windows, a grey hull and striking vertical bow add to the elegance of the design by Studio De Voogt.Moonrise has an impressive volume thanks to a 15.5-meter beam, which allows for 16 people in eight staterooms. There are also high-end crew accommodations for up to 32…

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Nordhavn Flagship at SuperYacht Miami Show

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) has announced the current flagship of its fleet, Nordhavn 120 My Aurora, will be displayed at the SuperYacht Miami Show next week, which runs February 13-17.Nordhavn’s Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman, created a yacht that has the fit and feel of most boats in the 150-foot range, yet designed so that it is managed with the ease of a smaller yacht. Her captain astutely remarked that My Aurora “is a 50-meter yacht in a 32-meter package.”My Aurora offers a sky lounge…

BLUE, the Burger 48 Cruiser  (Photo: Burger Boat Company)

Burger Announces Burger 50 Cruiser

Burger Boat Company begins construction on its newest yacht, the Burger 50 Cruiser. The Burger 50 Cruiser is an aluminum cruiser developed in conjunction with Vripack Naval Architects and features interior designed by Luiz de Basto of De Basto Designs.Potential owners have the opportunity to add their custom touches throughout the yacht’s interior and exterior, building on the quality finishes and artistically crafted details.The Burger 50 Cruiser is powered by twin 600hp Volvo Penta D8-IPS800 engines and incorporates Vripack’s Slide Hull design…

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New 75-Meter Arrow Makes Her Bow

On January 10, Feadship held a ceremony for the christening and official naming of their newest 75-meter yacht , Arrow. Having originally left the construction hall at the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer in mid-December, this launch event was the first occasion that the nearly completed Arrow had been seen with her lighting added and exterior outfitting complete.Feadship director Henk de Vries said, “While all Feadships are pure custom projects, there have been quite a number built recently around the 90-metre mark…

Excellence during sea trial. ©TomVanOossanen

Best of 2019: Excellence from A&R

For Abeking & Rasmussen from Lemwerder, near Bremen, it was the construction number 6505 - but the 80 meter long yacht Excellence offers some special features: for example unusually large glass windows. Also the trade magazine "Superyacht Times" praised the yacht. Why?Another spectacular yacht project was created at the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard: On the last weekend in May, the futuristic 80-metre yacht Excellence was launched. The yacht has four decks and accommodations for…

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Sea Ray Unveils SLX-R 400e Outboard

Sea Ray will debut the brand-new SLX-R 400e Outboard at CES 2020. The “e” in the SLX-R 400e Outboard model name designates a electrification feature – the Fathom e-Power system. Developed by Brunswick, the Fathom system includes a high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack with an intuitive power management system capable of powering all of the boat’s accessory systems and providing boaters with a convenient, smart way to enjoy all of the features of the boat, for a longer, quieter…

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Custom Line Launches 14 Vessels in 2019

Italian yacht manufacturer Ferretti Group said that its brand Custom Line has achieved its goal of 14 launches in 2019 and of the sale of two Navetta 33s in December alone.Three new launches were held during the last three months at the Ferretti Group’s Superyacht Yard in Ancona: Custom Line 106’ was launched on 28 October, a Navetta 42 on 3 December, and a Navetta 28 took to the water on 12 December.These latest débuts show once again the tremendous commercial success of 28-42 metre Custom Line vessels, the leaders in comfort, technology and design.

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Black Shark Sails Through Another Milestone

The custom built hull for NOBISKRUG’s 77-meter Project Black Shark has arrived the at the shipyard’s Rendsburg facility. The towing of the hull from Kiel to Rendsburg marks a significant milestone in the new build project.It took the power of two tugs to haul the hull from the Kiel facility on the shores of the Baltic Sea, setting off at 10am in the direction of Rendsburg. Black Shark’s hull passed through locks before entering the Kiel Canal where it spent three hours travelling at the maximum speed of 8 knots.

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National Geographic Endurance Floats Out

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, a global player in expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has celebrated the float out of National Geographic Endurance in Ulstein Verft, Norway.The first polar newbuild for the line, the 126-guest vessel is fully stabilized with the highest ice class (PC5 Category A) of any purpose-built passenger vessel, according to a press release.The vessel is scheduled for delivery in January 2020.Read Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' feature…

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Nordhavn, Vripack Collaborate on Expedition Yacht

The concept of a world-class superyacht, able to take on the most extreme cruising itinerary, is at the root of Nordhavn’s newest collaboration with Vripack: the brilliant Nordhavn 148. Designed to Class with ice capability, the ambitions of this adventuresome, forward-thinking cruising ship are infinite thanks to the combined efforts of the world’s foremost expedition yacht brand and Europe’s premiere yacht design and engineering firm. Individually, they have each specialized in the creation of high-latitude explorer yachts.

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ACR Launches Next-Gen ResQLink PLB

ACR Electronics is launching its next-generation ResQLink Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) – the first and only buoyant PLBs designed using real-life survivor feedback. Providing a trusted and affordable link to rescue in a life-threatening situation, the new ResQLink 400 and ResQLink View PLBs introduce user-friendly design innovations and add enhanced functionality.Introducing ACR’s Optical Display Technology for even more reassurance and peace of mind, the ResQLink View’s screen displays all the beacon’s operational activities…

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Benetti Yacht Features SCHOTTEL SPJ Propulsion

The 108 m long yacht IJE, built at the Italian shipyard Benetti and recently handed over to its owner, features propulsion solutions from SCHOTTEL. One electrically driven SCHOTTEL Pump Jet type SPJ 132 (500 kW) provides maximum maneuverability. In addition, it allows using only clean, electric propulsion over short distances as well as in DP mode. The gigayacht – according to Benettis classification – is the longest yacht ever built by the Italian shipyard.Low noise and vibration…

Meet Candela 7, the all-electric Hydrofoiling Motorboat

Sicomin's epoxy infusion resins and adhesive products for the series production of Candela’s new all-electric foiling boat.Built in Sweden, the Candela 7 is a 7.7m open motorboat that combines carbon fiber construction and hydrofoils to create a near silent 100% electric craft with a range of 50 nautical miles (at 25 knots) on a single charge. Focus on weight reduction is the key to this game changing performance. With a wet weight of only 1300 kg, the Candela is around 45-50%…

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Intellian Launches v130NX

Intellian released the latest model in its new NX Series VSAT antenna portfolio. The v130NX is reported to be the world’s first Ku-Ka convertible VSAT terminal with a 1.25-m reflector, qualifying it for high-speed global Internet on ships, offshore vessels and superyachts.v130NX is a flexible system supporting Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz Wide) networks. It is also compatible with GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit), MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) and LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellations.