Boats Interior Outfitting News

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.

Photo courtesy of CBMM

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.

Photo: Fairline Yachts

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.

Photo: Francisco Martinez Photography

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…

Hatteras 45 Express Bridge Option Photo Hatteras Yachts

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.

Photo: Rossinavi

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.

Photo: Fairline Yachts

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.

46m Yacht (Photo: Yacht & Villa International)

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.

Photo Courtesy of BAE Systems

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…

Photo: CoCo Yachts

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.

Minimal space required for the drive of the Dynamiq GTT 115 thanks to the MAN engines with pod system. Image:  Dynamiq

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.

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.

Photo: ISA Yachts

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.

Photos: Francisco Martinez Photography

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.

Photo: Feadship

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.

(Photo: Compositeworks)

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.

Photo: Damen

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.

(Copyright: ISA)

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.

Venus (Photo: Feadship)

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…

Image: ISA Yachts

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…

White Rose of Drachs visual concept: before and after (Image: Kymeta)

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…

Photo: ISA Yachts

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…

(Image: AMELS)

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…

Photo courtesy of Fairline Yachts

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.

Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. (Photo: Kleven)

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.

Photo: Damen Shipyards

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.

Natalya 86 (Photo: Yacht & Villa)

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.

Photo courtesy of Brooklin Boat Yard

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.

COMO (Photo: Ocean Independence)

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.

Galeon Yacht (Photo: MarineMax)

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.

Photo: Sunreef Yachts

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…

Astondoa 66 Flybridge (Photo: G Marine)

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…

Photo: Ritz-Carlton

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.

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.

Photo: Raymarine

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.

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

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.

Sketch of Project Falcon (Photo: Heesen)

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.

 Edie Rodriguez, the Americas Brand Chairman for PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions. (Photo: Ponant)

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.

VanTom (Photo: Heesen)

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.

Ferretti Yachts 920 (Photo: Ferretti Group)

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…

M/Y Mr Loui (Photo: Benetti)

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.

Pardo 43 (Photo: Pardo Yachts)

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’.

Kings Point Marina (Photo: Marinetek)

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…

Photo: Heesen

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…

An aerial view of the village fleet rafted up at Krilo Jesenice (Photo courtesy Mladin family)

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.

ABB’s Azipod propulsion chosen to propel visionary superyacht Tuhura Photo ABB

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.

(Photo: Oceanco)

BELLA 45m Feadship On Display in Palm Beach

Launched in 2008, the 147' 8" (45m) Feadship BELLA displays the unmistakeable mark of the Feadship yard in her sleek lines and construction quality. In 2014 she was refit and now features a serene and modern interior decor. BELLA can sleep 12 guests in 6 spacious staterooms. In addition to her master suite on the main deck, her 4 guests staterooms are all convertible from a queen size configuration to two twin beds, making her a perfect yacht for a large family. She is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 M70 engines propelling her to a top speed of 14.5 knots, while cruising at a generous 12 knots.

BELLA (Photo: Moron Yatch & Ship)

Emelina Joins The Burgess Sales Fleet

Burgess has announced that the 51m motor yacht Emelina has joined the sales fleet with an asking price of $23,950,000. The highly customized Emelina was built by a very knowledgeable owner who oversaw every facet of the design and build process. This meticulous attention-to-detail has ensured that Emelina has stayed in top condition from delivery through to today. Radiating classic Italian design and offering first rate quality throughout, she exudes style without compromising on technical excellence. Built in 2008 by Codecasa, she benefits from a design dream team. En pointe craftsmanship created a sleek four deck exterior offering multiple options for al fresco living. Inside, Della Role was appointed interior designer. Here, they masterfully achieved an elegant yet functional space envisioned for relaxation and social activities.

Burger Boat Heads to Palm Beach International Boat Show

Burger’s team will be available at the Palm Beach International Boat Show  March 22-25 to discuss construction, plans for the future and opportunities for new yacht owners to explore a relationship with one of America’s oldest yacht builders. Currently, construction is underway on two Burger 48 Cruisers, the newest yacht in Burger Boat Company’s offering. The first has been sold and will be delivered this summer. The second, featuring an interior design in collaboration with DeBasto Designs, is available for immediate purchase.

Northland on the water (Photo: Burger Boat Company)

Clark Joins ComMar Sales Team

ComMar Sales LLC, a manufacturer's rep group, is expanding its sales team by adding a new associate to represent its clients' products.   Jeff Clark is now servicing boat builders and yards in the New England and upper Mid-Atlantic regions. He has been tasked with developing and expanding ComMar's reach along the upper East Coast. He will actively promote ComMar's many lines of electronics, parts and equipment for outfitting new and refit boats.  

Jeff Clark (Photo: ComMar Sales)

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.

Photo: Feadship

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.

Photo: Torqeedo

Royal Huisman Turns Its Largest Hull Ever

Another milestone at Royal Huisman: the hull of the three-masted schooner under construction since June 2017, has been turned at the shipyard’s facilities in Vollenhove, Holland. With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow – making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world – Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date, and will be ranked in the top 10 of the world’s largest sailing yachts. Upon her delivery in 2020 this contemporary schooner will be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht.

Project 400 (Photo: Royal Huisman)

Benetti Launches Second Delfino 95'

Launched in Viareggio Delfino 95’ “Uriamir”. This second model in the Class product line has exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta. The second Delfino 95’ unit built, BD102, was successfully launched. “Uriamir” is a 28.95-meter displacement vessel in the Classic category, with a fiberglass hull and a carbon fiber superstructure. This model, which is permeated by the ‘Made in Italy’ ethos, offers exceptional comfort and unbelievably livable spaces. The exteriors are styled by Giorgio M. Cassetta.

Photo: Benetti

Palumbo Superyachts Sells New 50-meter Superyacht

Palumbo Superyachts, yachting division of the Palumbo Group, has announced the sale of the new 50 meters motoryacht under the brand Columbus Yachts. The owner, who already owns a motoryacht built by the Group, again chooses Palumbo Superyachts to give life to his new project. Luca Dini Design signs exteriors and interiors of this new model, sold by Palumbo Superyachts after the new ISA Alloy 43 meters – also designed by Dini – now under construction in the Italian shipyard based in Ancona.

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Oliver Design to Showcase Projects at Navalia

Oliver Design will be showcasing some of its latest projects on its stand at the Navalia trade fair, which runs from May 22 to 24 , in Vigo, Spain.Recent projects from the Spanish firm, which specializes in naval design and architecture, include new state-of the-art vessels ranging from working vessels to luxury cruise ships. It has also carried out renovation on several existing vessels.The biannual Navalia is one of the top international fairs for the shipbuilding industry.

Recreation of the “Scenic Eclipse” on a polar cruise. ©Oliver Design

Heesen Launches 50 Meter Steel Yacht

Heesen has launched the YN 18350 ‘Project Maia’ underwent a technical launch and was christened Omaha on April 20, 2018 at the shipyard in Oss.The project was sold in December 2017 by Chris Collins of Ocean Independence, in close collaboration with Thom Conboy from Heesen USA.The 50 meter steel model is a brand new design pitched just below the 500GT threshold. This replaces the highly successful and award-winning 47 meter steel class, arguably the most successful steel yacht…

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Palumbo Announced Its First Launch of 2018

Palumbo Superyachts has announced the first launch of 2018: it's EXTRA 76’ the forerunner  of a new range of boats by ISA Yachts that will develop a new cruise concept.EXTRA as “Extra ordinary”, the first born of the range is a yacht with unique features. Unusual lines, smaller dimensions, an innovative ‘concept of use’: EXTRA 76 is designed to meet the needs of those who want to get closer to the world of yachting, enjoying full contact with nature and in a spirit of full conviviality with their guests or family.Designed by Francesco Guida…

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Heesen Delivers 51m Full-Custom Yacht

Heesen has delivered YN 18151 - Irisha.This unique yacht was sold by SuperYachtsMonaco who represented the commercial interest of the owner throughout the build.Irisha’s unique exterior lines and interior are by Harrison Eidsgaard. This full-custom yacht incorporates elements of Heesen’s DNA: she is a full-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yacht below the 500GT threshold that allows for fast cruising.The owner’s brief called for a yacht that had to be unique in its looks. The…

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Heesen Delivers 5000 Aluminium Class Vessel

Heesen has announced the delivery of YN 18250 White.At 50 meters, with a gross tonnage just below the 500GT threshold, this semi-displacement motor yacht is the latest in the award-winning 5000 Aluminium class.The exterior lines are by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Cristiano Gatto was responsible for the interior design.Extensive sea trials took place on the North Sea in good weather conditions, with waves up to half a meter. Seventh in the 5000 Aluminium class, White proved to be very responsive during her sea trials…

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