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66m Shadow Cat Launched

Incat Crowther announced the delivery of Shadow Cat HODOR, significant in that it is the first in the Shadow Cat range which for Incat Crowther.Design and naval architecture was by Incat Crowther, project management and technical consultation by Robert Smith of YCTS and construction by Astilleros Armón at their Burela shipyard in Spain.HODOR was customized to carry the specific equipment and supplies to support and enhance the owner’s mothership capabilities, and the design uses engineering of hulls proven in offshore platform service…

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ARKUP 75 floating home to debut at Miami Yacht Show

ARKUP is an innovation in marine luxury combining attributes of yachts, floating houses and waterfront villas. Poised to become a pioneer in a new coastal market of floating communities, this rectangular, bi-level, floating luxury home is self-sufficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly with next-to-no footprint.The prototype resembles a chic, Miami-Beach condo, abounding with natural light, abundant space and luxurious appointments. Immersed in tasteful, muted, monochromatic tones…

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Meet the 100% Electric Yacht Tender

Avon (Zodiac Nautic Group) & Torqeedo launch the eJET 450, a 100% electric tenderAvon (Zodiac Nautic Group) together with Torqeedo has developed the eJET 450, a 100% electric tender that is designed to solve the problem and hassle for yacht owners of carrying fuel for tenders and changing oil.The electric tenders are equipped with a 55 kW Deep Blue electric motor from Torqeedo and the latest generation of automotive battery (30.5 kWh used in the BMW i3). The eJET gets 90 minutes of range at 23 knots (7 hours at 5 knots) and achieves a max speed of 31 knots thanks to its Hydrojet technology.

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Brokers network at Bahia Mar Yachting Center

Seeing stunning yachts in person creates excitement, inspiring new journeys and itineraries, even for the most seasoned brokers. That’s the goal of the yacht hop organized by International Yacht Broker Association (IYBA), a broker’s open house at Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the catered event brings yacht brokers and industry insiders together to view, inspect and discuss some of the best brokerage vessels available for…

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New Yacht Tender is 100% Electric

Avon (Zodiac Nautic Group) & Torqeedo launch the eJET 450, a 100 percent electric tender.After introducing the first jet tender to the world in 1991 and revamping the landscape of the luxury yacht tender through its Avon brand for over 20 years, Zodiac Nautic is doubling down on its commitment to keep exploring the future of the boating industry.Together with Germany-based Torqeedo, Avon has developed the eJET 450, a 100 percent electric tender that solves the most pressing problems faced by yacht owners: carrying fuel for tenders…

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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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Vanquish 26DC Debuts in Palm Beach

Vanquish Boats Debuts the Vanquish 26DC at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The show takes place from March 22-25th in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Vanquish 26DC is a composite construction premium day-boat with exceptional stability and performance. She is a blend of the classic American New England style with modern touches and an advanced ZURN hull design. Displacement:   4,500 LBS.

Newbuild ISA 50M Superyacht Sold

ISA Yachts announced the sale of a new 50-meter superyacht project to a repeat client, the third superyacht sold by the shipyard in the last two months. Featuring a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, this new 50 meter (164 ft) superyacht is going to be the 12th superyacht to be built by the shipyard on the well proven ISA 47-50 meter platform of 499 Gross Tons. Harmoniously combining elegance and sportiness, it will incorporate some of the classic ISA features including the grand arches connecting the aft deck cockpit to the superstructure, the builder said.

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New Yacht Tender Concept Unveiled

Zodiac Nautic Group, together with Torqeedo and Avon, has developed the eJET Concept, a 100% electric tender that offers important benefits to yacht owners: a single fuel type on board, no oil changes, increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs. The eJET Concept performed strongly in testing both in performance and reliability, leading Avon and Torqeedo to further collaborate on a commercial range of eJETs that will be available for sale in 2019. These tenders are equipped with advanced 80hp Deep Blue electric motor and the latest generation lithium battery from Torqeedo (32kWh…

AMORE MIO (Photo: Heesen)

Brand New Heesan for Sale

AMORE MIO is reportedly the largest and most powerful sports yacht ever built in the Netherlands. A performance yacht with not only power but also sophistication is what makes her so special and sets her apart from every other sportster. The motto is simple:  power with comfort. During sea trials, AMORE MIO sliced through the North Sea at a thundering top speed of 30 knots.

55m180' ALIDA Photo Heesen Yachts

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.

IYC Signs Rainmaker as New Central Listing

IYC announced that Roy Sea has signed the 73’ (22.25m) Palmer Johnson sport fisherman Rainmaker as a new central listing. Rainmaker is a quintessential example of custom yacht building by the renowned U.S. builder Palmer Johnson. Built for the dual pleasures of sport fishing and enjoyment of the yachting lifestyle, Rainmaker has sleek lines, ample interior space and a fully equipped angler-ready cockpit. She has been completely refurbished, including a complete repower package by Palmer Johnson, her original builder.

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Heesen Yachts Delivers Azamanta

Heesen Yachts announced that following intensive sea trials in the North Sea, on July 10, 2015, YN 17255 M/Y Azamanta, the world's first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 meters, was delivered to her owners in international waters. Azamanta's sea trials took place June 17-18 in moderate sea conditions and with winds that started south-westerly, increasing and turning north-westerly after the passage of a cold front. Azamanta, whose Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanenin collaboration with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects…

VQ75 (Image: Vanquish Yachts)

Design Spotlight: Vanquish VQ75 Custom

Building on the success of the new VQ48, Vanquish Yachts offers its yacht, the VQ75 from designer Guido de Groot. Vanquish calls the VQ75 its answer to the growing demand for larger open boats capable of making substantial trips. It can be delivered with a large targa top that can be open or closed during sailing. Vanquish said it has chosen to place the emphasis on outdoor living, and the design of the VQ75 revolves around this concept. Below deck, this swift yacht has every creature comfort yachters could hope for and provides plenty of room for six guests and two crew.

Limousine Yacht Tender: Photo courtesy of Green Yachts

New Limousine Hybrid Yacht Tender by Green Yachts

Green Yachts located in Genova, Italy, spotlights its new luxury yacht tender with an eco-friendly hybrid propulsion system. The new Limousine Hybrid yacht tender concept is equipped as a standard with 2 inboard 125 HP engines, coupled with Hybrid propulsion system allowing to cruise in fully zero emission mode or to reduce the consumption of diesel engines. The hybrid system guarantees low pollution emission and great reduction of vibrations and noise when cruising. The ceiling roof is constructed of glass is equipped with a filter‐film that can reduce visibility up to 90%…