Monaco

CRN M/Y 135 (Photo: CRN)

CRN Delivers the New 79m Megayacht

Another majestic nautical work of art by CRN, the historic yard and Ferretti Group brand, has now been delivered to her owner. After the frisson of the private launch ceremony held in March, the new fully custom steel and aluminium M/Y 135 megayacht has left the extensive Superyacht Yard marina and is preparing to sail.This is a creation on a spectacular scale that fulfils the wishes of a selective, determined owner to perfection. His yacht is the fantastic result of a new collaboration between CRN…

Photo courtesy of Torqeedo

Yacht Club de Monaco and Torqeedo Team Up

The Yacht Club de Monaco has thrown down the gauntlet for the sixth annual Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, banning all fossil fuels and asking competitors and the Monegasque community to strive for zero emissions during the 5-day event.Torqeedo has partnered with Yacht Club de Monaco to ensure that all boats involved in the organization of the event are 100% electric and will serve as the event’s Technical Sponsor.The Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge aims to inspire technical innovation by matching the creativity of young engineers with experienced manufacturers to design…

Image: Columbus Yachts, Palumbo Superyachts

Columbus Launches 80m Yacht Dragon

Italian yacht builder Columbus Yachts (part of Palumbo Superyachts) launched its current flagship Dragon - the new 80-meter Columbus Classic - in Ancona.Dragon is set to become the largest vessel ever built by Columbus Yachts, featuring impressive interior volume of over 2,100 GT spread over six decks.The vessel with exterior and naval architecture by Hydro Tec and interior by Francesco Guida Design is to be delivered later this year.Dragon joins the Columbus’ outstanding fleet of superyachts like award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 M/Y Divine and M/Y Eleonora 3…

Image: Gulf Craft

Gulf Craft Unveils Majesty 175

UAE builder Gulf Craft announced that the 54-metre concept Majesty 175 is currently being constructed by UAE builder Gulf Craft at the company’s Umm Al Quwain facility, with her delivery scheduled to the end of 2019.The completion process of the largest yacht “Made in UAE”, is going at a fast pace, said the manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats."Originally introduced to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, the 54 metres flagship is being built completely at the advanced facility in Umm Al Quwain.

Photo: Heesen Yachts

Heesen: 55m Steel Class Vida Christened

Heesen has unveiled the latest yacht in the 55m Steel class, YN 18455. The YN 18455, now christened Vida and formerly known as Project Antares.Launched earlier this year on January 4, Vida is now entering the systems commissioning phase and is getting ready for sea trials.Vida is the third in the successful 55m FDHF Steel class, which features muscular exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The profile is clean thanks to the absence of fashion plates and the design…

M/Y TIS  Photo by Klaus Jordan

TOP 5 Yachts of 2018

While the task to name only five 'Top' yachts of the year, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' Lisa Overing gives it her best shot in the January 2019 edition.M/Y TIS: “Size Matters”The age-old question of whether or not size matters is typically directed at men. However, since a ship is called she, Maritime Reporter’s top spot for greatest yacht of 2018 is the class of 2018’s largest launch, M/Y TIS, a 111-meter, six-deck superyacht by Lürssen with exterior styling and interior design by Winch Design.In spite of her massive size…

Photo courtesy of The Yacht Group

The Yacht Group Appoints New Distributor

The Yacht Group has appointed  Elite Diesel Service as its newest distributor providing sales and service in the state of Texas. Elite Diesel Service is the most well known and leading provider of engine and electronic services in Texas and will be our central distribution supplying and servicing our many dealers and customers in that region.The Yacht Group has also announced the expansion of our network in Europe and Dubai.The Yacht Group will participate in the Dusseldorf, Dubai, Viareggio, Cannes, and Monaco boat shows.

Image: Copyright Nobiskrug

Superyacht ARTEFACT: A real “arte factum”

NOBISKRUG’s Project 790 is one of the first yachts built under the new strict IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The name and visionary design of the 80-meter hybrid superyacht was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018: MV ARTEFACT.Less than a year away from completion, Nobiskrug’s new superyacht MV ARTEFACT will be one of the first yachts built under the new IMO Tier III low emissions regulations with an array of first-of-their-kind technology features and engineering advances…

My Feadship will extend the pinnacle of quality to every Feadship post sale with warranty, service and refit standards. Photo by Tom van Oossanen

Feadship Launches Refit and Service Division

Legendary superyacht builder Feadship formed a new entity, Feadship Refit & Services, to implement a new customer support strategy, My Feadship. Aiming to extend the high standard of Feadship quality experienced in the shipyard during the new build process throughout the vessel’s life, every Feadship’s resale value might increase upon becoming a brokerage or preowned vessel with the Dutch builder’s ongoing service certification.Combining all services previously offered by the individual Feadship yards with four other major yards around the world…

Photo: Bering Yachts

Bering Contracted for 32m Semi-custom Yacht

Bering Yachts has announced a new order for a 32-meter semi-custom yacht (Bering 106) with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.Like all Bering yachts, B106 is able to cross the ocean, providing maximum safety and modern comfort with fuel efficiency.Bering 106LOA - 32 mBeam - 7.5 mFuel capacity - 30,000 litersRange  - 4,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 9 knotsDisplacement - 212 tons

(Photo: Ferretti Group)

Monaco Makes Waves with Superyacht Showcase

This week's Monaco Yacht Show presents more than 100 superyachts including the spectacular Illusion Plus which is priced at $145 million and is the largest yacht ever built in Asia.The now annual event, which began in 1991, will host 121 superyachts including 42 newbuilds making their debut.The 88.5 meter long Illusion Plus boasts eight cabins, four lounges, a gym, beauty salon and elevator. Its sleek exterior was designed by Rainsford Saunders Design and built by Pride Mega Yachts at their shipyard in Yantai…

© todd/Adobe Stock

Super Yacht Coatings: ICOMIA Launches Guidelines

September 25, 2018 - MONACO: ICOMIA launched ICOMIA Standard 51 – 18: Acceptance Criteria Guidelines for the Finish and Appearance for Super Yacht Coatings. This follows on from past documentation on acceptance criteria for coatings, including ISO 11347. This brand-new document takes a novel approach to the development of acceptance criteria: rather than providing ‘Pass/Fail’ values it will instead serve as a structured guide to assist contractual parties in constructing their own project specific…

David Gillam (Photo: SeaKing Electrical)

SeaKing Electrical Announces Superyacht Sector Growth

Maritime engineering company SeaKing Electrical announced its busiest year in a decade for superyacht work ahead of its attendance at the Monaco Boat Show.Liverpool City Region based SeaKing Electrical has sent teams to work on 18 superyacht repair and upgrade projects in the nine months until September beating its previous record of 17 jobs in all of 2017. The company has worked in the Mediterranean in Cadiz, Cartagena, Genoa, La Ciotat and Barcelona as well as Miami in the United…

Latona (Photo: CRN)

Latona to Make World Premiere in Monaco

Luxury yacht builder CRN said it will be participating in next week's Monaco Yacht Show 2018, where it will present a world premiere of a new 50-meter masterpiece, M/Y Latona.According to shipbuilder, Latona's high degree of craftsmanship and excellence stem from the successful cooperation between CRN’s Engineering Department and Interiors & Design Department with design firm Zuccon International Project. This new yacht’s technical solutions and the slender lines of her hull and bow are indeed the result of CRN Engineering Department’s outstanding skills and expertise…

Keeping Cool: Dometic to Supply AC to Sunseaker

Dometic signed a three-year exclusive air-conditioning supply contract with boatbuilder Sunseeker. Under the new commercial agreement, Dometic will operate as the sole air-conditioning equipment supplier for Sunseeker’s model range from 50 ft. to 131 ft.Working directly with Sunseeker to design systems into new craft, Dometic supplies the OEM with three types of system that can be installed depending on the size and lay out of the vessel. These range from the self-contained direct expansion system, to the split-gas direct expansion system, up to the high-capacity chilled water systems ideal for superyachts.

Photo: Heesen

A Jet Fighter for the Sea

After last week’s look at a classic yacht, I turn my attention this week to the other end of the spectrum with a yacht whose impressive exterior is inspired by a fighter jet. Heesen’s 51m Irisha makes its debut at next month’s Monaco Yacht Show 2018The semi-displacement fully-custom motor yacht was driven by the owner’s brief that specified an aggressive and dynamic yacht, and renowned British designers, Harrison Eidsgaard have certainly brought that desire to life in spectacular fashion.

(Photo: Spirit Yachts)

A New Twist on a Classic

This time of year is always stimulating for the yachting industry with several high-profile shows to pique our interest. First up is the Southampton Boat Show in mid-September, followed rapidly by the Monaco Yacht Show two weeks later. There are the usual upgrades and technology tweaks around these events, but it is always gratifying to come across something that makes the event worthwhile. With four weeks still to go until the doors open at Southampton, there is one launch that is already inked into my diary…

Photo: CRN

Superyacht Latona to Premier in Monaco

CRN’s mastery of shipbuilding reaches its utmost expression in the new 50-meter superyacht Latona, which will be presented as a world première at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 at the end of September. Delivered in May, the Italian Atelier’s latest masterpiece has been custom-built to meet the wishes of a highly selective and determined Owner. Drawing inspiration from the ‘Superconero’ of the 1960s, the Latona marks the success of a new joint project between CRN and Zuccon International Project.

Photo: Benetti

Elegance, Testosterone Dominate M/Y Ironman’s interior

Specializing in one of a kind creations, architectural interior designer Alfred Karram Jr, has never replicated the same design in his 32 year career, although he retained the striking, cool color scheme for M/Y Ironman, his second superyacht for the same private owner.A semi-displacement tri-deck motoryacht manufactured by Benetti in fiberglass and carbon fi-ber, Ironman is 140-feet with a 28-foot beam. “We would never repeat a design on any project,” said Alfred Karram Jr. “Upon delivery of the 125’ Ironman…