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World's Largest DynaRig Sailing Yacht Delivered
Oceanco Yacht delivered 106.7M (350 ft) Black Pearl— the largest Dynarig sailing yacht in the world. This three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is unlike any yacht the world has ever seen. This unique and complex vessel is the realization of a discerning owner’s vision. She is the result of an elaborate and successful collaboration on the part of an international group of designers, engineers, naval architects, builders and project managers. The designers Ken Freivokh Design, Nuvolari Lenard and Villate Design all played a significant role in Black Pearl’s design evolution.
ABB’s Azipod for superyacht Tuhura
ABB’s Azipod propulsion will power Oceanco’s visionary superyacht inspired by Polynesian canoes and outfitted with the latest technology. Perfectly suited to the canoe form, ABB’s contra-rotating Azipod technology achieves a 10 percent propulsion efficiency improvement. The ABB technology has become the industry standard in the cruise segment since its launch in 1990. Tuhura made waves on its launch by Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco at last month’s Dubai International Boat Show 2018.
Krilo Jesenice: Village of the Cruisers
Driving south on the coastal highway from the ancient city of Split in Croatia in late October, one is amazed to come on a forest of masts. These are not your usual sailboat masts lined in orderly rows in a marina, they are masts of all shapes and they are supported by a range of what at first appear to be spectacularly well maintained mega-yachts. A few are classic, bright finished wood but bold, white, steel-hulled ships with cruise ship style raked bows predominate. On the shore…
YN 18250 Was Launched and Now Christened White
Heesen Yachts has announced that on February 8, 2018, YN 18250 – formerly known as Project Ayla – was launched at the shipyard in Oss. Her owners christened their new yacht White. At 50 meters, with a Gross Tonnage below the 500GT threshold, White is a gorgeous addition to the successful 5000 Aluminium class whose exterior lines are by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects. 18250 originally began on speculation, but was bought one year into construction. Thanks to the flexible interior design by Cristiano Gatto…
Pardo 43 Makes its Debut
Pardo Yachts Debuts Pardo 43 at the Miami Yacht Show this week. PARDO 43 was designed for sophisticated owners who appreciate high quality, top design, luxurious and comfort. Performance and speed distinguish the new PARDO 43 thanks to a careful study of hull shape and engineering. The PARDO 43 V hull, with an angle of 16° in stern and 50° in bow, insures the sea keeping, smooth maneuvers and a fast planning. Vinyl resin infused hull as a monolithic with the keel, side and deck are made in high density PVC sandwich for greater structural, rigidity, thermal and acoustic insulation.
Benetti's Mediterraneo 116' Makes World Debut
Benetti is attending the US show once again this year, from February 15 to 19, where it will be exhibiting M/Y Mr Loui, the latest Mediterraneo 116’ unit, with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Interior Style Department. Benetti will present the second Mediterraneo 116’ unit in its world debut at the Miami Yacht Show. The exteriors of this 35.5 meter fiberglass and carbon fiber yacht in the Class Product Lines feature big glazed surfaces and sleek…
Ferretti Group Debuts Three Yachts at the Miami Yacht Show
The Group to showcase 17 models, including three North American debuts: Custom Line Navetta 33, Riva 56’ Rivale and Ferretti Yachts 920. With a prestigious and impressive fleet punctuated by three North American debuts, Ferretti Group will participate in the 30th annual Miami Yacht Show, February 15th thru the 19th. Miami Beach, a paradise of glamour and luxury, will also set the sparkling stage for U.S. celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Ferretti Yachts, in the wake of recent celebrations at BOOT in Düsseldorf.
Heesen Delivers VanTom
VanTom, the sixth yacht in the popular 50 meter semi-displacement class designed by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects has been delivered. The delivery took place in international waters on February 14, 2018 after intensive tests in the rough winter waves of the North Sea. The sea trials took place on January 12 and 29 in Beaufort 4 and 6, with North Westerly winds and waves up to one meter. Captain David Burge comments: “During sea trials, the yacht handled extremely well and gave a very smooth ride, even whilst proceeding at a speed of over 20 knots with a sea running.
Luxury Cruise Ships & The French Connection
Edie Rodriguez, the Americas Brand Chairman for PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions, has spent a life and built a career centered on travel, cruise and branding in a most luxurious manner. She was a natural to discuss the booming luxury expedition sector, the next big frontier in the global cruise industry. It is natural, in the U.S., to pronounce PONANT as “po nant,” but the French have a different style and the company name is pronounced “po non,” dropping the ‘t.’ But Edie Rodriquez, charged with spreading the PONANT name in North America, does not get hung up on diction in this case.
Heesen Sells 60m Full Custom Motoryacht
Heesen has sold the first contract in 2018, a full custom 60-meter Fast Displacement steel hulled motoryacht for delivery in 2021. At 60 meters, YN 19360 – Project Falcon – is the largest steel yacht built by Heesen to date. Her clean and chiseled exterior lines are by Omega Architects, who have introduced an innovative design feature to embellish the profile: the bird’s wing. This eye-catching multi-faceted shape visually integrates three decks (main, bridge and sundeck) without interfering with the uninterrupted horizontal lines of the glazed windows.
New-Build Amels 180 Sold
Dutch luxury yacht builder Amels has announced the sale of a new 55-metre Amels 180 (180 ft) from the Amels Limited Editions range. The superyacht – with an extended 28-metre long Sun Deck, six luxury suites and three folding balconies – will be delivered in summer 2018. The exterior with highly sought-after Tim Heywood design pedigree is complemented by a contemporary, fresh interior design by Laura Sessa with classic high gloss finishes. "This new yacht beautifully highlights the advantages of our Limited Editions approach to yacht building," comments Amels Commercial Director Rose Damen.
Raymarine: Make Your Boat a 'Smart Boat'
Digital switching makes it easy and intuitive to control all of the interior and exterior lighting on this high-performance centre console powerboat. Anchor lights, Aerators, Bilge Pumps, Blowers, Cabin Lights, Courtesy Lights....does this sequence sound familiar? It's the switch panel on your helm and it's just part of the A to Z listing of your boat's electrical equipment. In addition to switches and alarms, indicator lights and gauges cover many portions of a boat's helm and interior.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Chooses Evac for Bespoke Yachts
The hotelier whose name is synonymous with luxury is entering the cruise business. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has chosen Evac to ensure the sustainability of its wastewater treatment and fresh water generation. “Three lavishly built yachts” is how The Ritz-Carlton terms the beginnings of its new cruise business. The hotel chain, known as a standard-bearer in luxury, has commissioned the construction of three vessels. Each yacht will have space for 298 guests and include duplex penthouses…
G Marine and Astondoa Show New Boats at Miami Yacht Show
Astondoa, a legendary Spanish Shipyard and G Marine, "The European Yacht Boutique," will display at the Miami Yacht Show on February 15-19, 2018. Astondoa, marks the American debut of a newly designed 80 Flybridge. The Astondoa 66 Flybridge, now added to the model lineup, returns after debuting in Miami last year. Previously called GLX, the company felt the name, Flybridge, more clearly defines the model line. Though Astondoa has built yachts for 100+ years, the custom shipyard keeps young…
Sunreef 88 Double Deck Wins Style Award
Sporty and seaworthy, with 300m² of living space, the Sunreef 88 Double Deck was recognized as the Best Multihull over 15m at the Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2018. Held during the Phuket Rendez-Vous, this prestigious event aims to reward the most original recent crafts on the global yachting scene. Launched mid-2017 as Sunreef Yachts sixth superyacht construction, the Sunreef 88 Double Deck is the most recent edition of the Double Deck concept, introduced with the 102-footer Ipharra.
Immaculate Late Model Heesen For Sale
Ocean Independence offers this distinctive motor yacht from Heesen Shipyard. COMO is an award-winning Super Yacht that accommodates 14 in 6 staterooms. She features a full-beam salon on the main deck, an open-plan cinema and a private Owner's deck. Stunning interior by Bannenberg and Rowell Design. Traditional Heesen elegance combined with contemporary flair and outstanding performance.
Yacht & Villa Appoints New Central Agency
Yacht & Villa has announced their appointment as Exclusive Worldwide Central Agents listing for the Natalya 86 currently under construction at the AvA Yachts based facility in the Antalya Free Zone in Turkey. The Natalya 86 presents a superb opportunity for an owner to have a brand new 26m long-range, aluminium motoryacht finished to their own requirements and delivered in 2018. Currently being built on spec by AvA Yachts, the Natalya 86’s hull and superstructure are complete with interior completely ready for fitting out.
Damen, AkzoNobel Collaborate in Volvo Ocean Race
Damen Shipyards Group has announced its partnership with team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Dutch shipbuilding company has provided onshore workshop containers that act as mobile technical operations areas for the team’s supporting shore crews, enabling the team to achieve its aims. In this respect, the partnership was a natural choice for Damen that parallels the way in which the group works with its clients. The Volvo Ocean Race is a gruelling round-the-world yacht race, held every three years. The 2017-18 edition started in Alicante, Spain on 22 October 2017.
Kleven, Lürssen Partner to Build Explorer Vessel
Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven said it has signed a contract with German based luxury yacht designer and builder Lürssen to collaborate for the delivery of a 100-meter-long exploration vessel newbuild for a non-disclosed customer. Kleven said the vessel will be built, partly outfitted and technically finalized at Kleven Verft in Norway, before final outfitting at Lürssen’s Blohm+Voss facility in Hamburg, Germany. The Lürssen Group recently joined a group of investors to collectively inject nearly $40 million into Norwegian shipyard.
Preview Fairline's Line-up for Boot Düsseldorf 2018
Fairline Yachts said it will display an extended range of its latest boats at Boot Düsseldorf 2018, the world’s largest indoor boat show hosted annually in Germany. The first Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline, the award-winning Targa 63 GTO, which launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017, will take centre stage at the show alongside Fairline’s Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 Open and Squadron 53. The Targa 63 GTO has been nominated for the European Powerboat of the Year Award 2018 in the over 45ft category…
AMELS Bags Order for 78-meter Full Custom Yacht
Dutch yacht builder AMELS announced a new order for a 78-meter AMELS Full Custom yacht (256 ft) by Espen Øino with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017. When the yacht is delivered in 2021, it will be the largest by gross tonnage built by AMELS to date. “This is a particularly significant contract for AMELS and a great compliment for our Full Custom team,” said Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director. Espen Øino, who developed the exterior design and general arrangement plan together with the owner…
New Build ISA 65 Meter Syperyacht Sold
ISA Yachts has announced the sale of a 65 meter (213 ft) custom new build motoryacht, with Simon Goldsworthy from the Edmiston office in London introducing the Buyer, an existing and very experienced large yacht owner from Europe. The ISA 65 meter platform that the yacht will be built on is a re-styled and substantially modified evolution of two multi-awarded 63 meter superyachts delivered by ISA Yachts in recent years, namely “Mary Jean II” and “Kolaha”. Enrico Gobbi of Team…
Kymeta, e3 Systems Perform First Superyacht Sea Trials
Kymeta, together with exclusive superyacht distribution partner e3 Systems, revealed that the superyacht White Rose of Drachs has been performing the first-ever motor yacht sea trials with Kymeta communications solutions over the last several months with successful results. The two companies worked with the owner, captain and IT manager of the White Rose to perform the months-long sea trial, and outfitted the yacht with four Kymeta KyWay terminals. The terminals were tested with various MIR/CIR services from maritime satellite service providers…
ISA Sells 43m Superyacht under Construction
ISA Yachts announced that a brand new 43-meter superyacht has been sold and the construction has begun in the Ancona shipyard for delivery in 2019. Designed by Luca Dini both for the exteriors and the interiors, the new project ISA ALLOY 43 is the first of a new range of all-aluminum, semi-displacement ISA Yachts engineered to deliver unsurpassed luxury and comfortable cruising experience, with the highest degree of efficiency. She features a five-stateroom arrangement with on-deck master stateroom…
Feadship Welcomes Venus Home to Holland
One of the most celebrated superyachts of recent years has arrived back in the Netherlands for the first time since her launch in 2012. The 78-meter Venus, originally launched in 2012, has returned home for her five-year Lloyd’s certification and various upgrade activities. This heralds the start of a hectic year for the Feadship refit and service team. Having successfully completed eight significant refits in the previous season, Feadship is preparing for the arrival of some iconic superyachts in the Netherlands for a refit this coming autumn and winter.
ISA Sport 120 Set for World Debut
Hull #11 of the superyacht ISA Sport 120 range is ready for its official debut at the upcoming international boat shows in Cannes and Monaco. Launched in Ancona in July 2017, the 37-m superyacht from the Italian shipyard marks a transition towards a completely renewed course of the brand. Less than a year after the acquisition of ISA Yachts by the Palumbo Group, 'Clorinda', whose construction began in 2016, is the first yacht completed in the Ancona yard under the new ownership.
Better Way Products Expands Custom Capabilities
Known in the marine sector for its dock boxes, Better Way Products is a provider of OEM fiberglass parts. From its founding 30 years ago, it has grown to become one of the largest composite manufacturers in the U.S. This accomplishment is due in great part to its continual investment in new technologies. The company routinely builds intricate, multi-piece molds that maximize design intent. Recent examples of its capabilities can be found on Smoker Craft, Manitou and Avalon boats.
Sold: DAMEN SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht
Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN, in cooperation with its luxury yacht builder AMELS, has announced the sale of its second SeaXplorer – a highly customized 75-meter luxury expedition yacht with exceptional capability for heli-skiing, diving and other tropical and polar adventures. The SeaXplorer 75 stands out with not only a dive center and submersible hangar, but also a complete floating heliport for two aircraft. “Together with his guests, our client plans to visit some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the world,” comments Commercial Director Rose Damen.
Compositeworks Opens Office in Antibes
Compositeworks, a shipyard specializing in superyacht and megayacht refits in La Ciotat and La Rochelle, has opened a new office in Antibes. This decision follows the acquisition of the Atlantic Refit Center last September and is a result of continued strong growth across every sector of activity, from emergency repairs and planned maintenance to major superyacht refits involving complex transformations, the shipyard said. The new location also brings commercial services closer to clients, many of whom are based in the Antibes & Monaco area.
Refits Completed at Feadship Preserve Brand Status
In addition to creating the finest pure-custom yachts, Feadship also has a thriving business in refitting Feadships for owners who require that their superyacht retains its brand status and be ready in time for the new season. Four iconic Feadships were recently delivered in Feadship-new condition and the variety of work on Aurora, Cipitouba (ex. Seaflower), Drizzle and Tatasu testifies to the endless options offered by the dedicated refit teams. Originally launched in 1992, the 50-meter Aurora has been maintained to Feadship standard throughout her life.
Oceanco Delivers 110-meter Jubilee
The 110-meter motor yacht Jubilee delivered last week by Dutch builder Oceanco not only features a particularly striking exterior profile created by Lobanov Design and a distinguished interior by Sorgiovanni Designs, but also is the largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and has the distinction of being the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. “Burgess introduced this project to Oceanco and we provided technical consultancy and project management as owner’s representative throughout the entire build process,” said Joe Cic, from Burgess.
ISA Yachts Launches its First Yacht in Ancona
The launch of the 37m yacht Clorinda, hull #11 of the Sport 120 model, took place on July 5, 2017 in Ancona, Italy in the premises of ISA Yachts. In September 2017 she will debut at the International boat shows of Cannes and Montecarlo. Less than a year after the acquisition of ISA Yachts by the new property, Clorinda, whose construction began in October 2016, is the first yacht completed in the Ancona yard. ISA Yachts said the ISA Sport 120 is a model that strongly reflects the philosophy and aesthetic features of its production, representing an “icon” of the Italian brand.
Navico Acquires Naviop
Marine electronics manufacturer Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced it has finalized an agreement to acquire marine monitoring and control systems provider Naviop. Providing the integration framework to capture data from all boating systems, Naviop creates a digital ecosystem on boats outfitted with Simrad, Lowrance and B&G marine electronics, with the multifunction display serving as the hub for complete system control and information. “For years, auto manufacturers have provided consumers with a complete integration solution at their fingertips, and we, as a marine industry have fallen behind the curve to provide the same level of convenience and control,” said Leif Ottosson, Navico CEO. “With Naviop, we have taken a step forward to provide a comprehensive system-integration package for the boatbuilding market – a position that is already well-received with many of our boatbuilding customers.
MAN Engines for GTT 115 Yacht from Dynamiq
MAN Engines is again supplying 12-cylinder engines for the second tour de force by the up-and-coming yacht builder Dynamiq from Monaco: The 35-meter-long GTT 115 is equipped with two MAN V12-1650 engines, each with 1,213 kW (1,650 hp) at 2,300 rpm. The yacht will be unveiled to the public in the autumn at the Monaco Yacht Show. Two MAN V12-1800 engines are already providing the drive in the Jetsetter motor yacht – the first yacht from the newcomer Dynamiq, which made its debut in September 2016.
Plenty Ships Wins Chinese Ferry Order
CoCo Yachts – Plenty Ships has won an order with Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company to build two aluminum high speed ferries. Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company has several fast ferries in its fleet, including two CoCo Yachts designed Coastal Cruiser 288, which are sailing between Zhuhai port and the Chinese Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong. The new designed Coastal Cruisers 356 will start the service between Zhuhai and the islands in the Pearl River delta. The new vessels will be designed and built in accordance with the China Classification Society Rules 2015 and IMO High Speed Code 2000…
A Traditional Ship with a Contemporary Heart
Old photos show mid-nineteenth century sailing ships abandoned in the San Francisco Bay area by crews who caught gold fever. Some of these abandoned hulls lie under the modern day city of San Francisco. Over in Sausalito, just to the north of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, what may well be the spirit of one of those buried vessels has taken shape under the direction of Captain Alan Olson, who has several decades of experience building and restoring and sailing classic wooden ships.
Yacht & Villa International Announces Eurocraft New-build Yachts
Eurocraft in Savona has partnered with Federico Fiorentino Designs of Milan to introduce two radical and contemporary full displacement yachts as new build projects. Offered exclusively for sale through Yacht & Villa International the 46m and 56m yachts have been designed for maximum comfort and long periods at sea in total reliability and efficiency. The 56m is a military-inspired, rugged superyacht accommodating up to 12 guests in six cabins with a crew compliment of 13. A huge owner’s suite located on the upper deck offers a private panoramic terrace with enclosed gym area.
Fairline Yachts Announces Production Expansion
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced it is set to expand its manufacturing capabilities by adding a new 17,000 square foot production facility at Oundle Marina - the boatyard’s original location when it was launched 50 years ago. Fairline’s year of Golden Moments has started successfully across the globe, with the brand reporting strong sales at boat shows in the UK, Europe and the United States. As a result, Fairline is expanding its production capabilities to accommodate the increase in demand.
Rossinavi Launches Endeavour II
Italian yard Rossinavi has launched its new 49.9-metre superyacht Endeavour II during a ceremony attended by 300 guests and shipyard staff. Known as project FR032, the yacht is built entirely out of aluminium to a design by Team 4 Design. Featuring exterior styling by Team For Design, naval architecture by Arrabito and interior décor by Salvagni Architetti, this displacement yacht comprises a total volume of less than 500GT. Up to 10 guests can sleep in the yatch , as well as a crew of 9.
Hatteras Yachts plans 45 Express with Bridge Option
Hatteras Yachts will unveil plans for its new 45 Express with Bridge Option at the 2017 Yachts Miami Beach, which runs February 16-20. Featuring the proven offshore hullform, performance and amenities of the popular 45 Express and 45 Express Sportfish models, the Bridge Option adds an upper helm station and optional half tower or full tower. * Polished, anodized aluminum aft deck and forward rails. The 45 Express with Bridge Option also features the same stylish exterior, spacious cockpit and interior layout found in the other 45 Express models…
Largest Ever Dutch-built Yacht Launched
Oceanco’s newly built mega yacht Jubilee, with exterior styling by Lobanov Design, grand interior by Sorgiovanni Designs and owner’s representation by Burgess, is the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands. At 110m length over all, 16.4m beam and just over 4,500 GT, the head-turning yacht has a sleek and original elongated profile that flows elegantly from bow to stern; with no fewer than six decks, her progressively longer horizontal lines make Jubilee distinctive. Igor Lobanov has created a unique and architecturally challenging design which creates a visual effect of multi-level decks.
Fairline Celebrates First Year Under New Management
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is celebrating one year since the all-new management team took over the boatyard. Under the leadership of a highly experienced marine industry management team, the company has employed 227 people, launched two new models (the Targa 53 OPEN and Squadron 53), updated the interior finishes across the 48ft model range, added a hardtop option and new interior to the Squadron 65 and unveiled plans for two highly anticipated and completely new boats.
Nine Logs Identified for Edna E. Lockwood Restoration
Shipwrights and apprentices at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum have identified all nine of the loblolly pine logs to be used in on the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the historic 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. “We’re very excited to have the final logs selected for this once-in-a-lifetime restoration,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. The team is restoring CBMM’s queen of the fleet and National Historic Landmark Edna E. Lockwood by replacing her nine-log hull, in adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation.
Torqeedo Cruise Pod Wins DAME Award at METS
The Torqeedo Cruise FP (fixed pod) is the overall winner of the 2016 DAME Design Awards at METSTRADE, the annual marine equipment trade show held annually in Amsterdam. Bill Dixon, award jury chair, presented the prize to Christoph Ballin, Torqeedo co-founder and CEO. The overall winner is recognized as an outstanding example of groundbreaking research and development. The jury praised the Torqeedo Cruise FP for "its beautiful engineering, close attention to design detail, integrated approach, compact dimensions and realistic market price.
Feadship Savannah Completes Awards Sweep
Feadship Savannah has won the International Superyacht Society award for Best Power 65m+, giving this 83.50-meter custom motoryacht a clean sweep of all the top superyacht industry awards. This superb achievement is a testimony to the visionary owner and his partnership with Feadship and CGDesign in creating the world’s first hybrid motor-megayacht. The ‘Best Power 65m+’ prize was awarded to Savannah and Feadship at the 26th edition of ISS’s Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale. The victory was part of an excellent week for the yacht, which was the undoubted queen of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
Marinetek Builds Megayacht Marina for America’s Cup Site
When the America’s Cup fleet arrives in Bermuda in January 2017 a new destination resort and marina with a range of mooring options will be open to visitors eager to follow the action. Marinetek, an internationally acclaimed marina design and build company headquartered in Finland, is putting its expertise to work on a marina system that includes berths for 21 visiting megayachts at the resort’s King’s Point Marina. King’s Point will be the hub of a new luxury residential community designed by SB Architects as a ‘contemporary interpretation of British Colonial architecture’.
AFECO Expands into Superyacht Market
AFECO is expanding its presence in the superyacht market with a range of unique bespoke wastewater treatment management and support packages tailored specifically for the superyacht sector. The company recognises that the superyacht sector faces unique wastewater management challenges. Issues can arise as a result of the complexity of wastewater treatment systems, which are getting more complex due to the tightening of effluent consents. Process problems can occur due to mechanical inconsistencies, the result of needing bespoke systems in order to fit a vessel’s layout. Superyacht engineers and interior crews often lack the support and training to deal with the onboard systems and this results in lost time and additional cost resolving these issues. AFECO’s solutions are specific to the superyacht sector.
MarineMax Launches Galeon on The Great Lakes
MarineMax Port Clinton has announced that they will be introducing Galeon Yachts to the Great Lakes market. Galeon is not well known in the United States. However, Galeon has been manufacturing yachts for more than 30-years and is recognized throughout Europe and around the world for their commitment to innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship. The Galeon 510 Fly won Boat of the Year at the 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show and the Galeon line is the most popular yacht line in Germany.
Brooklin Boat Yard Begins Custom 91-foot Sloop
Brooklin Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine, has begun construction of a custom 91-foot cold-molded, flush-deck sloop for a repeat customer. The design is by Bruce Johnson and the Brooklin Boat Yard design office. The boat will take 18 months to build and will be delivered in the spring of 2018. The yacht is designed primarily for high-performance cruising along coastal U.S. waters. Featuring a completely flush deck, the yacht has an aggressively raked bow and reverse transom, teak deck and a varnished mahogany toe rail.
New Yacht Delivery Service: Delivery Passagemakers
Two experienced USCG licensed Captains based in Rhode Island have teamed up to launch a multi-faceted yacht delivery service. Capt. Bill Madison, with more than 30 years’ experience as a licensed Ocean Master with a 1600-ton (GRT) ticket, and Capt. Mike Martel, with a 100GRT near-coastal license, have partnered to form Delivery Passagemakers, combining their experience, sea-knowledge, and compatible approach to serve boat owners, brokers, and anyone needing a vessel moved from Point “A” to Point “B”.
Heesen New Yachts for Sale, Delivering March 2017
Heesen Yachts from Dutch shipyard are for Sale. The two boats are currently in-built on spec and delivering in March 2017. Undoubtedly these highest quality new construction vessels are available in the shortest time frame on the market today. Similarly boats represent projects can be started immediately based upon build-spot availability. Delivery times range from 30—42 months from contract signing. New 47 meter (154.2’) steel displacement with Bannenberg and Rowell interior design, sistership to LADY PETRA and ELENA.
Gulf Coast Shipyard Delivers MY Imagine
Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered the Motor Yacht Imagine. The M.Y. Imagine, a Trinity built yacht, is a 193’x 32’x 14’6” custom designed semi-displacement aluminum hull and superstructure vessel that was constructed in GCSG’s yard located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The vessel meets the highest quality yacht standards in the world. It was designed by GCSG and is ABS classed for commercial yachting service. M.Y. Imagine is designed to accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 14 including a captain.
Fairline Unveils its First Mancini Design
Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, unveils its first yacht designed by renowned Italian superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini. The new Targa 62 GTO is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline Yachts featuring the world class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen. The boat is…
Fairline Yachts Announces New Partnership
Fairline Yachts confirms its design future with the announcement of a new partnership and collaboration with Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini and renowned Dutch naval engineers, Vripack. Fairline Yachts has today signed contracts with the Alberto Mancini Yacht Design studio in an exciting strategic move by the company to secure its collaboration to design new and innovative yachts that will surprise, excite and delight Fairline customers throughout the world. Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts says, “Following an exhaustive selection process we are delighted to announce this design partnership. Alberto clearly demonstrated his understanding of the Fairline brand and we’re very excited to see him applying his talent and design language to our future new models.
SCIBS Showcases Luxury Boating Brands
With just days to go, the upcoming 28th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has announced its second wave of major brands set to wow crowds from May 19 to 22. Kicking off on Thursday, the premier annual marine industry event is set to showcase more than $150 million in luxury boats and accessories and will see major global, Australian and Queensland debuts by some of the world’s most renowned names in the boating industry. A mix of major brands have been confirmed in an additional wave of exhibitor announcements…
Amels 242 on Sea Trials
The 74-meter long luxury superyacht built at Vlissingen shipyard has started shipbuilder's sea trials. Amels is now recognised as one of the most successful superyacht builders in Holland. "Even the chilly Dutch North Sea looks rather nice when graced by the gorgeous lines of the new 74-metre AMELS 242, out for sea trials near the AMELS yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands," Damen said in a press release. With her long streamlined looks created by renowned British designer Tim Heywood…
Burger Boat Starts Build of Explorer Yacht
Burger Boat Company announced the start of construction on Hull 510, a custom 103'-06" (31.55m) full displacement steel and aluminum Explorer Motor Yacht. The Owner and Designer, Luiz De Basto of Miami, Florida, USA, recently visited the shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to formally kickoff construction with an "Owner's First Weld" which positions a commemorative plaque aboard the yacht. Launch is scheduled for the spring of 2017 with delivery shortly thereafter. The vessel's modern…
One Hull Type – Two Customized Superstructures
The first of two 24 m Custom Explorer Yachts is now ready for outfitting. These two yachts may look different, but are in fact the same design, with an exterior customized according to the Owner’s preferences. The yachts are designed to be operated by only two persons in keeping with current trends towards short handed operation. This consideration is also reflected in the luxurious accommodation for up to 12 persons. With reinforced steel hulls and aluminum superstructures the yachts will be able to navigate worldwide.
70m Super Yacht Galactica Super Nova Hits Water
Heesen Yachts announced the launch of the largest yacht in its fleet to date, the 70m Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) superyacht Project Kometa. The owners have christened their new yacht Galactica Super Nova. Galactica Super Nova is a 70.07m motor yacht, custom built in 2016 by Heesen Yachts. The yacht's interior has been designed by Sinot Yacht Design and has exterior styling by Espen Oeino. It is not only the biggest yacht built by Heesen Yachts to date, but she is also one of the top 200 largest yachts in the world and one of the fastest yachts for her size.
Innovative 34m Yacht from Feadship
Feadship launched an innovative 34-meter motoryacht featuring a record amount of glass as a proportion of the exterior profile plus an awesome array of features found on much larger Feadships. The essence of Feadship in the luxury motoryacht world is a dedicated focus on building entirely bespoke superyachts between 40 and 100-plus metres. However, as CEO Henk de Vries explains, underpinning this decades-long success story has been an ability to respond positively to off-the-wall requests.