Video: Sani Marina – A five-star superyacht marina in Greece

January 27, 2015

Nestled in the fabulous Greece yacht charter location, the vibrant Sani Marina is a five-star haven positioned on the breath-taking Kassandra Peninsula, representing one of the best kept secrets of the Aegean. The superyacht marina offers an exciting, cosmopolitan environment and is an ideal gateway to plenty of islands of the Aegean and beyond. Below is an amazing video presenting the beautiful Sani Marina, released by Sani Resort.

When you sail into Sani Marina, you are entering a pleasurable world that is guaranteed to satisfy the finest of tastes and complement the most international of lifestyles.

Sani Marina is set in the heart of the stunning Sani Resort, providing its visitors with a superb choice of five star accommodation. And when it comes to relaxing, it’s all just a short walk to Sani’s spectacular beaches promising golden sands and crystal clear waters or a visit to the three elegant spas offering a wide selection of treatments, while the spectacular Piazza lends the Marina an even greater level of sophistication with its stunning array of chic boutiques offering an exclusive selection of top international brands and sophisticated dining and nightlife.

Sani Marina teams up with Sunseeker Hellas to host private event at CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

January 27, 2015

This month’s CWM FX London Boat Show saw Sunseeker special guests have a taste of the popular Greece yacht charter destination, nestled in the Mediterranean. On Saturday 10th of January, Sani Marina teamed up with Sunseeker Hellas to play a host to a private event, presenting their tailor-made superyacht marina facilities to guests.

Sani Marina hosted a VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sani Marina hosted a VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

The event highlighted special pricing packages for berthing, luxury hotel accommodation and yachting facilities at Sani Marina, and promoted the excellent boating opportunities within Greece.

Just a 45 minute drive from Thessaloniki airport and only 45 nautical miles from the Port, Sani Marina offers access to a region with more than enough choices for delicious food, clubbing, shopping, and – importantly – relaxation!

Sani Marina's VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sani Marina's VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sunseeker Hellas offered guests a personal tour onboard the 28 Metre Yacht (example is charter yacht In All Fairness), 86 Yacht and 75 Yacht (example can be motor yacht Finezza) displayed at the show – two of which have dazzled the Greek water from the beginning of the summer season in 2014.

The partnership between Sunseeker Hellas and Sani Marina was inaugurated almost two years ago, ensuring that Sunseeker clients are treated as special guests, enjoying the highest standards of service.

Sani Marina with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sani Marina with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw acquires Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum

January 27, 2015

Based upon its expanding operations as well as a growing demand for larger hulls and constructions, Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw has recently acquired Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum, part of Bloemsma Van Breemen Shipyard. The production halls of Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum are positioned a stone’s throw from the facilities of Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw in Makkum, the Netherlands. Their size and position provide major prospects for growth for Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw as well as obvious logistical benefits.

Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum

Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum

The history of this move can be traced back to 1974, the year in which Willem Bloemsma founded Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum. Over the years, the yard built 136 steel and aluminium hulls. From the 1990s onwards, its focus switched to building complete yachts. Vessels up to 158 feet in length have been built in its production halls over recent years.

Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw started operations in 1993. Freddie Bloemsma focused on the construction of high-grade aluminium hulls for sailing yachts and superstructure parts for motoryachts in the superyacht segment. Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw also developed as a manufacturer of classic yachts, including for the legendary J-class: four of the new generation of Js have a Bloemsma hull. A total of eighty projects have been realised under the name Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw.

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The new yard BLOEMSMA. can therefore leverage on decades of experience. It will focus on aluminium hulls and superstructure parts for motoryachts. The impressive facilities and extensive know-how will also be used for the manufacture of complex aluminium constructions. The significantly increased capacity of BLOEMSMA. will enable this ambitious company to respond even better to the growing demand for larger structures and the highest quality in aluminium construction.

Photo of 85m Lurssen motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi)

January 27, 2015

Luxury motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) is an outstanding 85-metre displacement vessel, custom built by the leading German shipyard Lurssen in 2010. Below is an image of the impressive mega yacht PACIFIC, spotted by Thomas Teije from Sweden close to the Pacific coast of the fabulous Costa Rica yacht holiday destination on January 5, 2015.

85m Lurssen motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) - Image by Thomas Tejle

85m Lurssen motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) - Image by Thomas Tejle

Beautifully designed by German Frers, superyacht PACIFIC boasts elegant interiors by Bannenberg & Rowell Design, comfortably sleeping her guests in maximum luxury and style.

Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, super yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) can achieve a top speed of 21,6 knots and can comfortably cruise at 14,4 knots. She is Lloyds registered.

Baltic Yachts chooses Rondal for Baltic 175 sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

January 27, 2015

Rondal has been chosen by Baltic Yachts to supply deck equipment, deck winches, captive winches as well as feeders for the Baltic 175 sailing yacht Pink Gin VI. Luxury superyacht Pink Gin VI is currently in build at Baltic Yachts in Finland.

Baltic 175 super yacht Pink Gin VI

Baltic 175 super yacht Pink Gin VI

The winch package for luxury yacht Pink Gin VI includes Rondal STW12000, (12 tons) and STW8000 (8 tons), selftailing winches and drum winches.

B175 luxury yacht Pink Gin VI from above

B175 luxury yacht Pink Gin VI from above

The deck equipment for Pink Gin VI yacht will incorporate Rondal’s flush C-tracks for the headsails, the mainsheet system features a below deck traveler cylinder. The deck equipment package will be completed with the Rondal well-known high quality stainless steel deck block range.

Last but not least, the order was completed with a package of RW18000 and RW12000 captive winches included the proven Rondal feeders.

Moonen Shipyards working on two new superyacht refit projects

January 27, 2015

The prominent Dutch builder, Moonen Shipyards, has started the new year in great shape, unveiling two new refit projects: the Moonen 84 motor yacht Impetuous (ex Phoenix) and the 30m Heesen superyacht Amigo. In addition to a number of other projects on the horizon, the yard is also making good progress on the construction of the two new vessels from their Caribbean series – the 37-metre super yacht Martinique and 32-metre luxury yacht Matica.

Moonen 84 motor yacht Impetuous (ex Phoenix)

Moonen 84 superyacht Impetuous (ex Phoenix)

The first refit project has been commissioned by an owner who is very aware of Moonen’s quality of construction and engineering, having had not one but two new Moonens delivered in 2003. He purchased the Moonen 84 Phoenix in 2014 via Maarten ten Holter of Fraser Yachts Monaco with the express intention of refitting her to his exact – and exacting – specifications.  The yacht has now been renamed Impetuous.

“In addition to having detailed ideas of the radical refit he intended to do on this new acquisition, the owner of Impetuous was also sure where to have this work carried out,” comments Jan Tielemans, Service Manager at Moonen. “His excellent experiences with Moonen Shipyards in the past led him to instruct the captain to sail here before an agreement had been reached on specifications or price. It is the ultimate sign of client confidence that discussions about the details of the refit only got underway once the yacht was in our yard at ’s-Hertogenbosch.”

The negotiations were clearly fruitful as the project involves a considerable amount of work. The swimming platform is being lengthened by one metre and the yacht is being fitted with a zero speed stabilisation system, new teak decking and a long range tank. The seating area on the flybridge is being enlarged and rearranged.

Interior activities include replacing the existing owner’s suite and one of the guest cabins and installing two new guest cabins. The galley, currently part of the saloon, will be transformed into a separate area, while the audio/video facilities in both the guest and crew areas will be modified and renewed.

The refit also covers comprehensive maintenance of the technical installations and an upgrade to the latest thinking in noise attenuation. The existing shore transformer will be dismounted and a new 50 kVA converter installed in the engine room. In addition, all navigation and communication equipment is being reviewed. Last but not least, by the time Impetuous is relaunched in time for the new European sailing season she will have a new tender and look resplendent with her new exterior paintwork.

The second refit project at Moonen involves the 30-metre super yacht Amigo, originally built by Heesen in 2001 to a Pieter Beeldsnijder design. Her owner is another familiar face at Moonen as he has commissioned the yard on two previous occasions for refit and maintenance work on the motoryacht. This time round the main activity involves a comprehensive repaint of the exterior.

Derecktor – Florida lifts their 100th 2014 vessel – 180′ Feadship motor yacht CALIXE

January 27, 2015

December 12, 2014, in the beautiful Florida yacht charter location, saw the Derecktor Florida lift team handle their one hundredth vessel of the year with an impressive 900-ton Cimolai® mobile boat hoist, successfully hauling and blocking the 180′ Feadship motor yacht Calixe.

180' Feadship superyacht Calixe at Derecktor Florida

180' Feadship superyacht Calixe at Derecktor Florida

This milestone marks a significant increase in business over 2013 when the yard handled a total of 85 vessels. Final total for 2014 was 106, a 25% increase in the number of vessels handled successfully and without incident.

Derecktor Florida enjoyed another successful year, and continues to build their reputation for providing high quality repair and refit services to the world’s mega-yacht community. The company routinely collaborates with partner providers from their Fort Lauderdale vendor base to ensure each vessel receives the highest level of skill and service available, while ensuring overall project management is both efficient and cost-effective.

The average size of vessels visiting the Fort Lauderdale area continues to grow, as does pressure on wet and dry space in available facilities. Derecktor participates with their neighbors and local marine industry professionals to offer services allowing customer vessels to make their best use of time available, both in and out of the water.

Derecktor – Florida starts working on refit and re-powering of 168’ Oceanco motor yacht LAZY Z

January 27, 2015

Derecktor – Florida has started working on the refit and re-powering of the 168′ Oceanco charter yacht Lazy Z. Work on the luxury motor yacht Lady Z is scheduled for completion in May 2015.

Motor yacht LAZY Z - Main

Motor yacht LAZY Z - Main

The successful charter yacht Lady Z is to undergo a significant cosmetic and mechanical refit in addition to the replacement of the existing engines with MTU 16V2000′s. In addition to a full exterior paint by Chi, teak decking upgrades by Sterling and modifications to the Sundeck by Transform, the interior salon areas and stair well are to be re-configured.

Derecktor won the Lady Z yacht project after successfully completing a mast refit in the fall, and will be responsible for the mechanical refit in addition to the engine change. The installation of new main engine exhausts by de Angelo, air conditioning system by Cuge and a new black water system by Headhunter are also part of the work scope. These upgrades are certain to enhance the vessel’s already impressive appeal as a charter yacht.

Photos of new 83,50m Feadship superyacht SAVANNAH (hull 686)

January 27, 2015

Launched at the Feadship’s Royal de Vries facility in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands on Sunday, January 25, 2015, superyacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) is an impressive and highly innovative 83,50-metre vessel, inspired by the 2010 Feadship Future Concept Breathe superyacht. The world’s first hybrid superyacht, luxury motor yacht SAVANNAH has been superbly penned by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and CG Design. Below are the images of this beauty, moored at the Feadship’s Royal de Vries facility, together with the 46m Feadship luxury yacht Como. The photos were taken by Kees Torn.

Mega yacht Savannah and superyacht Como at the Feadship’s Royal de Vries facility in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands

Mega yacht Savannah and superyacht Como at the Feadship’s Royal de Vries facility in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands - Image credit to Kees Torn

Luxury motor yacht Savannah

Luxury motor yacht Savannah - Image credit to Kees Torn

Luxury yacht Savannah

Luxury yacht Savannah - Image credit to Kees Torn

Savannah Yacht

Savannah Yacht - Image credit to Kees Torn

Feadship Yacht Como

Feadship Yacht Como - Image credit to Kees Torn


Finalists of the 2015 Young Designer of the Year Award

January 27, 2015

Boat International Media is proud to unveil the six finalists of the 2015 Young Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by the prestigious Dutch superyacht builder, Oceanco.

A render from Lorenzo Berselli's submission, sailing yacht Go Wide

A render from Lorenzo Berselli's submission, sailing yacht Go Wide

Outstanding submissions by Lorenzo Berselli, Timur Bozca, Jacob Edens, Ben Hills, Antonella Scarfiello and a team project from Işık Gören and Harun Kemali were chosen from an impressive number of entries received by students and trainee designers from around the globe.

Entrants were presented with a concept drawing for a 55-metre sailing yacht and challenged to expand it into a fully thought-out design including the deckhouse (or deckhouses) and a complete general arrangement plan for the cockpits and all enclosed spaces.

Superyacht Project Innatus by Jacob Edens

Superyacht Project Innatus by Jacob Edens

The panel of esteemed judges, comprised of designers and naval architects from some of the world’s leading yacht design studios, examined each entry in great detail. Submissions included sketches, exterior profiles, interior layouts and insight into the designers’ inspiration for their projects.

All six finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid visit to award sponsor Oceanco’s shipyard in the Netherlands. The coveted Neptune trophy, meanwhile, will be presented to the winner, together with a €5,000 cash prize at the ShowBoats Design Awards Prize Giving, held during the Superyacht Design Symposium in Kitzbühel, Austria on Monday 23 February.

There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the 2015 Symposium, which is set to welcome some of the biggest names in the industry for two days of lively presentation and debate complemented by a fun filled social programme in the idyllic surrounds of the Tyrol.