Superyacht Builder

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Sanlorenzo Americas Names New CEO

Marco Segato has been appointed CEO of Sanlorenzo Americas, the division that has aided in the Italian superyacht-builder’s expansion in North, Central and South America for the last 10 years.The  Italian shipbuilding company company said that Marco Segato, formerly Vice President of Sales of Sanlorenzo Americas since 2014, held important positions in the field of strategic consulting and business development Having developed a great wealth of experience in the boating sector…

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Baglietto Hull Construction on Schedule

Italian custom superyacht builder Baglietto said that its construction of the hull no. 10225 is right on schedule, according to the program that will be launched next spring.The new 55-meter hull is part of Baglietto’s traditional platform (the T-Line) designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, said a press release.The vessel’s soft and sleek lines reflect Baglietto’s traditional Italian style, and, together with the lowered gunwales and side air vents, will embody the Seagull brand’s unmistakable aesthetic features.

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CRN Launched New Megayacht

Part of the Ferretti Group of luxury yacht brands, superyacht builder CRN has launched the M/Y 135, the new fully custom steel and aluminium megayacht.Over a thousand people were there to witness the occasion at an elegant private ceremony, where the majestic personality of this magnificent ship took centre stage, to the delight of all who have worked to design and build her, claimed a press release.The yacht is 79 metres long and with a beam of 13.50 metres. "Her sleek lines catch the eye, crisply emphasized by the smooth profile of her hull.

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Maritime Cook Islands Adds Trimaran Superyacht

Maritime Cook Islands, an international ship registry, has just entered the 84-meter trimaran superyacht White Rabbit - the largest aluminium and tri-hull superyacht in the world.This adds 3,000gt to the flag's total tonnage, as Maritime Cook Islands moves closer towards its goal of 10% of the world's superyacht fleet on its register.Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and built by Australian custom superyacht builder, Echo Yachts, Maritime Cook Islands was selected as the flag ofchoice due to its commitment to highest international safety standards and stringent quality control over vessels and crew.

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…

Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay, Montenegro. Photo: Damen Shipyards

Shipyard Bijela: Concession to Consortium of Damen and Adriatic Marinas

Damen Shipyards Group, Adriatic Marinas and the Montenegrin Government have signed a contract for redevelopment of Bijela shipyard. The consortium will transform site into superyacht repair and refit facility.According to a press release from the Dutch shipyard group, the consortium of superyacht marina development and operating group Adriatic Marinas and the global ship and superyacht builder Damen, have been working with the Government of Montenegro.Since 2012 the parties have been developing plans to bring about the redevelopment of the former Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay…

M/Y Namaste 2018 courtesy of Mangusta

Best Yachts, News from FLIBS

Nearly 2,000 megayacht captains blared their boat horns in unison for one full minute on Sunday night at exactly 6 p.m., a traditional symphony of ocean commotion signaling the official end of yet another FLIBS or Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.The consensus is the 58th consecutive FLIBS was one of the best shows in many years. Propelled by a strong economy and two, active hurricane seasons prompting new vessel purchases, repairs and refits, the five day show from October 31 - November 4 was well attended.

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Damen Lays Keel for 77-meter Expedition Yacht

On July 27 DAMEN SeaXplorer marked a milestone in the construction of the SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht at a keel laying ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati on the banks of the Danube. The owner attended the ceremony and welded the traditional coin on the keel. Following the hull building phase, the 77-meter luxury expedition yacht (253 ft) will arrive at Damen’s Vlissingen East yard in the Netherlands for completion and on-schedule delivery in Q4 2020.The SeaXplorer 77 is a customized design from the DAMEN SeaXplorer range.

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

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.

Oceanco and RH Marine celebrate the renewed partnership.

Oceanco Contract to RH Marine

World-class superyacht builder Oceanco has awarded RH Marine with the contract for the electrical & automation system integration and overall electrical system responsibility of Oceanco’s new 100+ meter yacht. Both parties consider this collaboration to be the start of a productive long-term partnership. RH Marine is responsible for the delivery of the complete electrical & automation system. The system includes the newest version of RH Marine’s next generation of ship automation: Rhodium AMCS and the Energy Management System for optimization of energy consumption.

Hadewych Reintsema, Design and Proposal Manager Cruise, Damen Shipyards Group; Andrea Trevisan, Sales Director Cruise New Building, Damen Shipyards Group; and Henk Grunstra, Product Director Cruise and Ferries, Damen Shipyards Group (Photo: Damen)

Damen Hires Trevisan as Sales Director, Cruise Newbuilds

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Andrea Trevisan as its new Sales Director Cruise New Building, as the company plans to further expand its standing in the flourishung expedition and small size cruise vessels market. Trevisan will oversee Damen’s global commercial and marketing activities with regard to new build cruise vessels. “I will be a sort of Damen brand ‘ambassador’ for the cruise industry, working in close coordination with our well established regional sales organization and with my colleagues Mr. Henk Grunstra, Product Director Cruise and Ferries, and Mrs.

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Discover your Feadship DNA in Monaco

Feadship will be exploring the true meaning of a custom superyacht as part of its unique presentation at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. From Wednesday, September 27 to Saturday, September 30, the Feadship stand will be transformed into an interactive design bureau as visitors are offered the chance to discover their Feadship DNA. The leading superyacht builder will also have two examples of its pure custom creation work on display in the form of Aquarius and Hurricane Run. The…

Yacht Refits Still More Prevalent than Newbuilds

In recent years, shipyards and yachting businesses alike have seen a dramatic fall in newbuild superyachts; whilst the global recession of 2008 caused this decline, owners are still opting for refit over newbuild. Nautical Structures, a specialist in load-bearing marine structures, davits, cranes and passerelles confirmed this theory. Rick Thomas, vice president of Nauticial Structures explained, “There are too few new projects which are driving competition to unhealthy levels at times. Whilst it is important that all companies remain competitive in business…

Designed for transoceanic voyages, The MCP Hemisphere 140 Raffaella II is the largest yacht built in Brazil to date and the largest aluminum yacht ever constructed in South America.

Seatorque Boosts Brazilian Superyacht Performance

Brazilian superyacht builder MCP Yachts has credited Seatorque Control Systems for contributing to the outstanding performance of its latest launch – the Hemisphere 140 Raffaella II. Incorporating Seatorque’s unique enclosed drive shaft system, the 43-meter aluminum vessel, powered by twin Caterpillar C32 1825 HP engines, achieved a top cruising speed of 22 knots during sea trials with an 85 percent load and 167 metric tons displacement, reported MCP president Manoel Chaves. The vessel features a pair M3-400 single-piece Seatorque shaft systems…