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Fairline Yachts Teases New F-Line 33

British luxury boat builder Fairline Yachts released new images of its brand new 33ft express cruiser, the F-Line 33. The new boat is slated to launch in Spring 2019, with an immersive virtual reality experience of the boat launching at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018.With a large forward sun bed and a spacious aft seating area, configurable to another sun bed, the 33’s deck is made for summer time entertaining. The sociable self-contained cockpit galley features a high spec BBQ, fridge and ice maker.

(l-r): Richard Hooson, Sam Slater and Greg Beach on a recent client visit to Monaco. (Photo: The Landing)

New VR Technology to Transform Yachting, Shipping Industries

The global yachting and shipping industries are queuing up to adopt the very latest in immersive virtual reality visualization, mapping and design technology developed at The Landing, MediaCityUK. VR solutions designed specifically for the yachting industry, as well as for the merchant shipping sector, have been developed by Sam Slater and Richard Hooson, from Manchester, the flagship being their ground breaking Digital Twin application which is set to revolutionize the marine industry.

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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…

Squadron 53 (Photo: Fairline Yachts)

Fairlines' Squadron 53 at Palm Beach IBS

British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced the third variant from its popular 53ft range, the Squadron 53, will have its US debut at Palm Beach International Boat Show from March 23-26 2017. Alongside the US debut of the Squadron 53, which was launched in Europe at Boot Dusseldorf at the end of January, Fairline will showcase its limited edition 50th anniversary commemorative book together with an immersive virtual reality experience bringing to life its highly anticipated Targa 63GTO.

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Many Stena Activities During Stena Match Cup Sweden

Stena informs it is very much involved in Stena Match Cup Sweden and the Stena Sphere companies are arranging numerous activities during the match racing off Marstrand outside Gothenburg. New for this year is that visitors at the Stena Sphere’s stand can try out match racing with the 3D headset Oculus Rift. Stena Recycling will show visitors how used resources are processed and given new life as raw materials with examples including several designer products made of recycled materials.

3D Virtual Reality Technology Brings Ship to Life

To capitalize on the demand for new Virtual Reality 3D content and to gain even more value from the recent 3D laser survey of the Discovery, Digital Surveys and Dundee Heritage Trust have begun to create what they profess to be the most realistic 3D virtual tour App of an historic vessel in the world. By using 3D laser scan data, high dynamic range photography and the latest games engine technology, Digital Surveys have developed a hyper realistic 3D version of the ship. This prototype allows users…

Virtual Design of Ship Cabins by Computer

Leather, wood or cloth? So far, the owner had to make these decisions without any visual reference to the actual ship’s interior. Fraunhofer IGD shows how this will be easier in the future at SMM 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, from September 9-12. While only engine power and size mattered for yachts in the past, the focus is mainly on their design with fine materials and top-quality interior furnishing today. So far, designers had to decide on the interior design by means of cloth or material samples or commission costly models. Customers only saw what the finished yacht would eventually look like once the construction process was complete.