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Horizon Yachts and Taiwan Audi team together

April 15, 2014

April 10, 2014, saw the respected Taiwan-based luxury yacht builder, Horizon Group, and Taiwan Audi team together for the amazing launch of the all-new A8 luxury car. Hosted at the Horizon Premier Shipyard, the A8 launch comprised a press conference, acrobatic show, banquet, as well as the display of three A8 luxury sedans.

Horizon Group and Taiwan Audi team together for the launch of A8

Horizon Group and Taiwan Audi team together for the launch of the new A8 car

Horizon, one of the top custom shipyards in the world, and Audi, one of the most internationally well-known car brands, both advocate for the ideal combination of technology and luxury in their products, as exhibited during the launch; the A8’s streamlined design was unveiled against the backdrop of the Horizon E88 (example is superyacht Mechtilda) and E56 motoryachts. VIP guests were also treated to a cruise on board the Horizon EP148 expedition yacht “Polaris” and toured Kaohsiung Harbor as well as visited the new Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, which will host the 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show in May.

Horizon P148 superyacht Horizon Polaris and Audi

Horizon EP148 superyacht Polaris and Audi cars

Horizon Group CEO John Lu stated: “Horizon was very pleased to cooperate with Taiwan Audi on the launch of the new A8. We are both global brands that shine in our respective fields, and we also share the same experiences in providing hi-tech luxury products for our clients to enjoy. We wish Taiwan Audi much success with the new A8 luxury sedan.”

McMullen & Wing signs contract to complete 50m expedition motor yacht ‘yard number 1016′ (formerly known as Big Star)

April 09, 2014

New Zealand superyacht manufacturer, McMullen & Wing, is thrilled to announce that they have signed a new contract to complete the 50m steel/aluminium luxury expedition motor yacht ‘yard number 1016′, formerly known as Big Star. The new name of the ‘yard number 1016′ yacht remains confidential.

New 50m explorer yacht 'yard number 1016' by McMullen and Wing

New 50m explorer yacht 'yard number 1016' by McMullen and Wing - Image courtesy of McMullen & Wing

The new ‘yard number 1016′ superyacht, which will be delivered in early 2016, will have a strong focus on live-aboard amenity, outdoor living and extended cruising range. She will feature a spacious cockpit for waterside lounging and activities. Natural gardens on the bridge deck as well as large hot tubs on both sun deck and foredeck lend themselves to a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

Luxury motor yacht ‘yard number 1016′ builds on the tremendously successful world cruising and charter record of 45m charter yacht BIG FISH (McMullen & Wing, 2010), both technically and aesthetically. Styling, naval architecture and engineering will be another collaborative effort between the Buyer’s project team, Gregory C Marshal Naval Architects and McMullen & Wing’s extensive in-house design team.

Expedition yacht 'yard number 1016' - front view

Superyacht 'yard number 1016' - front view - Image courtesy of McMullen & Wing

The contemporary interior, also designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience. Light, airy interior spaces flow seamlessly onto extensive decks on all levels. Bulwark balconies allow the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors from the dining space to frame a spectacular vista, whilst also providing the ultimate sunbathing location, suspended over the water. The breathtaking owners’ suite, on the bridge deck aft, opens onto its own private aft garden deck. A symphony of light and space, the owners’ suite is a haven of calm and relaxation.

The contract provides welcome security for McMullen & Wing’s core team of employees, many of whom have been with the company for 10, 20 or even 30 years. It also sees McMullen & Wing actively recruiting for significant numbers of additional staff in design, planning, management and trade departments.

McMullen & Wing continues to quote new projects in all sizes up to 60m and welcomes all inquiries. With substantial waterfront facilities, there is ample ability to accommodate at least one other new build alongside the 50 meter motor yacht ‘yard number 1016′.

McMullen & Wing would like to thank Bartram & Brakenhoff for their outstanding efforts that led to the sale and Burgess as their central agent for this project.

Successful Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview in Qatar

April 08, 2014

Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, in partnership with Aurora Yachts & Boats Trading from Qatar, has recently concluded its successful 3-day exclusive preview at The Pearl, nestled in the fabulous Middle East yacht charter destination – Doha.

HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (right), Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage and Mr. Mohammed Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft (left) officially opened the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview event - See more at: http://blog.gulfcraftinc.com/gulf-craft-exclusive-preview-qatar-photo-gallery/#sthash.OnJlf2lZ.dpuf

HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (right), Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage and Mr. Mohammed Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft (left) officially opened the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview event

The event was officially opened on March 19 by HE Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister for Culture, Arts and Heritage and Mr. Mohammed bin Hussein Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft.

The fleet of luxury yachts on display at the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview

The fleet of luxury yachts on display at the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview

Leading  Gulf Craft’s fleet at the event was luxury yacht Majesty 135, the largest superyacht ever built by Gulf Craft and the winner of the “Best Asia Built Yacht’ at the Asia Boating Awards in 2013, along with superyacht Majesty 105, luxury yacht Majesty 88, motor yacht Majesty 70, Majesty 63, Gulf 75 Exp yacht, Oryx 40 Fly, Oryx 42 and Silvercraft 36 HT.

Superyacht Majesty 135 at the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview in Qatar

Superyacht Majesty 135 at the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview in Qatar

Also on display at the event were the two recently launched models of Gulf Craft at the 2014 Dubai International Boat Show- the Majesty 48 and the Waveshuttle 56.

Top view of yachts at the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview

Top view of yachts on display at the Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview

Below is a gallery for the exquisite charter yachts built by Gulf Craft.

Keel laying of first 60m Mondo Marine motor yacht SARASTAR (M60)

April 07, 2014

Mondo Marine is proud to announce the keel laying of its first 60-metre motor yacht Sarastar (M60), following her sale in September 2013. Luxury mega yacht Sarastar is a striking all-aluminium semi-displacement vessel, beautifully penned by renowned Luca Dini.

Mondo Marine superyacht M60 - Profile

Mondo Marine superyacht Sarastar (M60) - Profile

The new 60m Mondo Marine superyacht Sarastar (M60) is a vessel with lines equally sportive and elegant, with both hull and superstructure all in aluminium and designed to reach a speed of over 21 knots and with a full beam of 10.50m. This feature turns her to be among the few ones on the panorama of yachts with such high level of speed and comfort, similar to a sporty Granturismo.

The merger of Mondo Marine philosophy and the new vision of the designer Luca Dini combined to an accurate choice of material, care for details and a new project approach have originated a new series of fast boats suitable for those owners in search of high performance without compromising comfort, internal space and excellent quality. This is the first of a series of boats that complete the new Mondo Marine range from 41,50m to 64m. All of them share not only the same style but also a particularly accurate choice of materials and an innovative project approach.

The main characteristics of the 60m luxury yacht Sarastar (M60) beyond the hull stylistic design, are: a specific arrangement of the interior with 5 guest cabins on the Lower Deck, the Owner’s cabin on the fore side of the Main Deck the size of a proper apartment and the full beam Sky-lounge on the Upper Deck of an unusually big size due to placing the fifth cabin elsewhere. A particular attention has been reserved to the crew quarters which under the latest regulations offer space and comfort almost like guest cabins. There will also be new technology audio-video equipment chosen among the most advanced in the market, with the only aim of turning every area and moment aboard into a special one and transforming into particularly unique any ordinary living on board through the big scenographic effects produced by led.

Just like all the most recent yachts of the shipyard, the structural, hydrodynamic and technical aspects also of the 60 Meter Semi-Displacement yacht Sarastar (M60) have been studied by Mondo Marine Engineering.

The project was first unveiled at the last Monaco Yacht Show. Delivery is planned for Summer 2015.

Originally as shipbuilder and repairer since 1915, Campanella shipyard (as Mondo Marine was then known) achieved success with a team of highly dedicated professionals at any level. In 1975 Campanella designed, built and delivered the 48 m. M/Y MOHAMEDIA awarded the same year as best built motor-yacht classed Lloyd’s Register. The yacht was owned by the Arab millionaire Adan Kashoggi, the wealthiest men in the world at that time.

This great achievement gained a major annotation within the history of Italian shipyards, also thanks to the ship’s technical and stylistic features turning her into a true innovation icon among luxury megayachts.

In 1978 Mondo Group founded Mondo Marine. Started off in Alba with mid-sized yachts, in the early nineties the production changed to custom-made steel and aluminium alloy yachts over the 40 m. length and was first moved to Genoa and subsequently to the current Savona location (former Campanella’s Shipyard).

In the first half of 2013 Mondo Marine S.P.A. was taken over by Mr. Alessandro Falciai and Mr. Roberto Zambrini who officially sealed the acquisition of the company’s brand and production site on May 30, 2013. All Mondo Marine vessels are designed, engineered and built at the production site in Savona.

62 are the units built so far by Mondo Marine in addition to the number previously reached by Campanella Shipyard. One example is the stellar charter yacht TRIBU’, the first yacht to be awarded Green Star certification by RINA, showing her owner’s environmental commitment through a series of technical criteria.

Mondo Marine offers a full-cycle production, right from the cutting of the hull steel sheets, and each detail of its luxury yachts exports worldwide the company’s commitment to excellence combined to Italian skills and talent.

The Italian shipyard, member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder Association) right after recently opened Mondo Marine MC office in the Principality of Monaco, Mondo Marine made its moves to China market deciding to invest and become Shareholder in Sease Yachting Co., Ltd. to produce Mondo Marine fiber glass yachts dedicated for Chinese market.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF SUPER YACHT SARASTAR (M60)

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Mondo Marine Engineering
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
HULL MATERIAL: Light alloy
SUPERSTRUCTURE MATERIAL: Light alloy
LENGTH OVERALL: 60.00 m – 196.8 ft
BEAM OVERALL: 10.50 m – 34.44 ft
DRAFT: 2.90 m – 9.51 ft
ENGINES: 2 X MTU 16V 4000 M73L
MAXIMUM POWER: 2 X 2,880 kW – 2 X 3,860 HP a 2,050 rpm
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS: 4,100 nm
CRUISING SPEED: 18 knots
ABS CLASS REGISTER: C HULL • Mach Yacht Unrestricted Navigation

Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts built by Mondo Marine.

Mondo Marine fiber glass yachts to be produced in China

April 02, 2014

The prominent luxury yacht builder, Mondo Marine is proud to announce its partnership with the Chinese shipyard, Sease Yachting Co., Ltd. This will see the production of Mondo Marine fiber glass yachts in China for the Chinese market.

From left: Roberto ZAMBRINI, Alessandro FALCIAI, Guangfu ZHANG.

From left: Roberto ZAMBRINI, Alessandro FALCIAI, Guangfu ZHANG.

Mondo Marine, this prestigious brand with rich Italian heritage, reached another landmark when Alessandro Falciai and Roberto Zambrini, Owners of Mondo Marine, and Guangfu Zhang, Managing Director of Sease Yachting Co., Ltd jointly announced their partnership to produce in China Mondo Marine fibre glass boats at the occasion of Hainan Rendezvous in Hainan, China on Friday 28 March 2014. All the Mondo Marine fiber glass boats will be produced in Sease shipyard with the support from Mondo Marine Engineering. The models to be produced for the first stage will be 53 feets, 62 feets and 88 feets.

This led to some notable events and milestones, not only for these two companies but also for the boat building industry as a whole. Firstly, the collaboration between these two brands allows Chinese owners to enjoy Italian brand products with reasonable cost as well as exquisite style and quality.

Originally as shipbuilder and repairer since 1915, Campanella shipyard (as Mondo Marine was then known) achieved success with a team of highly dedicated professionals at any level. In 1975 Campanella designed, built and delivered the 48m motor yacht MOHAMEDIA awarded the same year as best built motor-yacht classed Lloyd’s Register. The yacht was owned by the Arab millionaire Adan Kashoggi, the wealthiest man in the world at that time.

This great achievement gained a major annotation within the history of Italian shipyards, also thanks to the ship’s technical and stylistic features turning her into a true innovation icon among luxury megayachts.

In 1978 Mondo Group founded Mondo Marine. Started off in Alba with mid-sized yachts, in the early nineties the production changed to custom-made steel and aluminium alloy yachts over the 40 m. length and was first moved to Genoa and subsequently to the current Savona location (former Campanella’s).

In the first half of 2013 Mondo Marine S.P.A. was taken over by Mr. Alessandro Falciai and Mr. Roberto Zambrini who officially sealed the acquisition of the company’s brand and production site on May 30, 2013. All Mondo Marine vessels are designed, engineered and built at the production site in Savona.

62 are the units built so far by Mondo Marine in addition to the number previously reached by Campanella Shipyard. One example is the stellar charter yacht TRIBU’, the first yacht to be awarded Green Star certification by RINA, showing her owner’s environmental commitment through a series of technical criteria.

Mondo Marine offers a full-cycle production, right from the cutting of the hull steel sheets, and each detail of its luxury yachts exports worldwide the company’s commitment to excellence combined to Italian skills and talent.

Right after recently opened a branch in the Principality of Monaco, Mondo Marine made its moves to China market. Alessandro Falciai and Roberto Zambrini believe that China market will be one of the future markets not only for small and mid-size yachts, but also for the megayachts. In Monaco Boat Show 2013, Mondo Marine signed a Dealership Agreement with Sease Yachting Co. for the Chinese territory. Only 6 months later, Mondo Marine decided to invest and become Shareholder in Sease Yachting Co.,Ltd. to produce Mondo Marine fiber glass yachts dedicated for Chinese market. The strong confidence in the market and its partner made Mondo Marine take this big move.

Sease Yachting Co., Ltd is a young and dynamic company, founded in 2007 and based in Jiangsu province. From the beginning, Sease always aim to produce better and more luxurious crafts year after year compared to other Chinese shipyards.

With its know-how of China market, Sease collaborated with worldwide top designer Bill Dixon and Cor D. Rover to develop its products to meet the needs of Chinese consumers. Up to today, Sease has already launched 3 models in the market, Sease 46’, Sease 53’ and Sease 62’. With its outstanding combination of design and performance, Sease yachts are recognized by the consumers and won a good fame in the market within a few years. 14 units of Sease 53’ has been delivered since its launch in 2010 and 7 units of Sease 62’ has been delivered since its launch in 2012. And the first 46’ has just been delivered at the beginning of 2014.

Mondo Marine’s entrance in the Company will no doubt help Sease Yachting Co., Ltd to reach international level not only in technological innovations but also the latest up-to-date material processed. And Sease’s sales network and professional after-service system will ensure the distribution of the boats.

The production of the fiber glass yachts with Mondo Marine’s trademark will be completed controlled by Mondo Marine’s engineering. The existing 53’ and 62’ boats will be renewed with Italian touch and a brand new 88’ will be designed by Mondo Marine, the first unit is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2015.

When announcing this great news, Alessandro Falciai with Roberto Zambrini and Guangfu Zhang showed their confidence in the China market, “We believed that this collaboration will bring a truly Italian luxury lifestyle experience to the market. The owners will be those willing to buy a craft of creativity and quality”.

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Mondo Marine.

Chris Connell Design shortlisted for IY&A Award 2014 with motor yacht BLACK PEARL

April 01, 2014

design et al are proud to announce that Chris Connell Design has been selected as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014, with motor yacht Black Pearl. Superyacht Black Pearl has been nominated in the ‘Yacht Interior Design’ category.

Superyacht Black Pearl with interior design by Chris Connell

Superyacht Black Pearl with interior design by Chris Connell

Luxury yacht Black Pearl is the creation of a 21st Century expedition yacht. The 31.5m yacht was designed for a couple wanting their own purpose designed yacht that complimented their needs and contained inhabited features they loved from their previous yacht.

Black Pearl Yacht - Wheelhouse

Black Pearl Yacht - Wheelhouse

The Black Pearl yacht features Chris Connell’s minimalist and sophisticated aesthetic; natural materiality, design quality and the commitment to design details. A classic and restrained interior was proposed for Black Pearl ‘almost like an Armani suit, tailored and detailed, neutral and calm’. As Chris Connell’s first boat interior, it was maintained that materiality and scheme should be consistent throughout, even down to the linen. Chris Connell Design was responsible for all interior detailing.

Black Pearl superyacht - Saloon

Black Pearl superyacht - Saloon

It was crucial that the functionality of the yacht’s interior was successful and was important for the boat’s essential interior components to be finetuned to the millimetre to maximise space and efficiency. These essential components included the feature stair hand rail, joinery, wet zones (i.e gallery), cabins, main helm, fly bridge and dining. All built-in storage and detailed upholstery items were also designed as well as colour scheme and materials for the exterior.

Luxury yacht Black Pearl - Cabin

Luxury yacht Black Pearl - Cabin

All areas were carefully analysed and designed to maximize space and utility items like air conditioning streamlined or concealed were possible. Light fittings were among the things designed by the Chris Connell design office, including the stair hand rail, which became an important sculptural element of Black Pearl superyacht. The exterior colour scheme was also selected by the Chris Connell design office, including the orange boot stripe, which in turn suggested the colour of the skull-and-crossbones logo design.

Turkish superyacht builder RMK Marine: 2014 update on facts and figures

March 26, 2014

RMK Marine has unveiled the 2014 update on the yard, production, capabilities, technologies, as well as deliveries. Established in Istanbul’s Haliç in 1978 to build yachts in steel, aluminium and composite, the company joined the Koç Group of Companies in 1997, and subsequently was renamed ‘RMK Marine’, with facilities based in Tuzla. RMK Marine specializes in building, repairing and maintenance of commercial and naval vessels, as well as super yachts. One of Turkey’s largest private shipyards, the company is projected to grow with high quality and added value projects.

Superyacht Nazenin V built by RMK Marine

Superyacht Nazenin V built by RMK Marine

RMK MARINE’S HISTORY
RMK Marine is a Turkish super yacht builder for sail and motorboats from 30m upwards in composite, steel and aluminium, offering clients uncompromising quality and exceptional value. On site facilities include full refit, repair and restoration services for visiting yachts with specialist personnel and the yard has a refit capacity of lifting up to 700 tonnes. RMK Marine is privileged to be part of the world renowned Koç Group. The Group is involved in many areas of manufacturing and services and 2012 saw it celebrate its 86th Anniversary.

RMK 4500 superyacht Karia

RMK 4500 superyacht Karia

PRODUCTION
RMK Marine is widely known in the realisation of prestigious and head-turning motor and sailing yachts. Superyacht “Nazenin V”, built by RMK Marine was awarded a Judges’ Special Commendation for “The Best Sailing Yacht over 45 Meters” at the “2010 World Superyacht Awards”, which is considered to be the “Academy Award” of global super yacht industry. The 45m super motor yacht “Karia” and Oyster 100 sailing yacht “Sarafin”, built at RMK Marine, have both been honoured with the Judges Special Commendation prize at the World Superyacht Awards in 2012. Caressa K yacht was one of the five winners of the prestigious Superyacht Design Award by the ISS (International Superyacht Society) for Powerboats 32-43m category in 2006. Designed by Naval Architects, Vripack Yachting International b.v. this elegantly styled trawler yacht is intended for long distance cruising with all of the comforts of fine living for the discerning owner.

Luxury sailing yacht Sarafin

Luxury sailing yacht Sarafin

CONCEPTS PORTFOLIO
RMK Marine has a wide experience in constructing explorer motor yachts such as Vripack designed Caressa K, charter yacht Jasmin and charter yacht Private Lives as well as Cornelia yacht and the last but not least, the 45 meter Ron Holland designed superyacht Karia. The company, as gained by the past experience, developed a new type of modern looking lines with the support of famous designers. Their world cruiser and rugged explorer lines overcome the seven seas of the world easily.

Luxury motor yacht Caressa K

Luxury motor yacht Caressa K

EXPLORER CONCEPT PORTFOLIO
RMK Marine developed RMK 3400, RMK 3700, RMK 4200, and RMK 5500 yachts. All of these lines represent the uncompromising quality and exceptional value of RMK Marine. They all have steel hull and aluminium construction with ranges allowing trans-atlantic passages, and they are all designed by world-renowned and famous design and naval architecture house, Vripack.

Luxury charter yacht Jasmin

Luxury charter yacht Jasmin

2013-14 LUXURY EXPLORERS
Joint colloboration between RMK Marine and Hotlab Yacht Design has resulted with the clean lines of RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht. RMK 5000 is capable of going anywhere in the world even the arctics with her optional ice-capable hull and voyaging into uninhabited areas of the south pole. Designed with modern lines and soft curves there is smooth uncluttered look and feel to the design. The full displacement hulls on both RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer and Sport Utility provide long range cruising with thanks to the optional diesel/electric propulsion package under 500 GT thresholds. Both projects accommodate up to 10 guests and 8 crew plus the Captain. On the True Luxury Explorer concept, there is a vast aft deck specifically designed to accommodate a tender of up to 10.2m. When equipping the aft deck with the custom tender, the area beneath is dedicated to underwater and on-water excursion toys including submarine, diving room, hov pods and jet-skis.

RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht concept

RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht concept

FAST DISPLACEMENT
This new superyacht concept is distinct from the full displacement yachts and neither overlaps or replaces them but offers a different solution. The ability to run at higher transit speeds does take more power but this range is unique in avoiding the normal compromise of inefficiency at displacement speeds normally associated with this type of yacht. The sea keeping and efficiency of the displacement hull are available in the same design as one with fast transit speed. They come in 2 different length, 48 meter and 5000 meters , RMK 4800 and RMK 5000. They can reach up to 30 knots maximum in their fast transit voyages. They all are under 500 gross tonnage and fully complied with new LY3 regulations.

YARD EXPERTISES
RMK Marine combines the traditional boat building techniques with uncompromising quality since its foundation. The company’s in-house workforce starts a project from sketch into the final end product using the in-house engineers, naval architectures, architectures, carpenters, plumbers and electricians. Full in-house capability provides them keeping the quality level up and rising at all times. The company’s in-house personell is capable of working with various designers such as Vripack, Ron Holland, RWD, S&S while realising the projects into life.

KEY PEOPLE
Total staff of 560 people.
Ilhami Can Ozturk – RMK Marine General Manger
Rick van de Wetering – RMK Marine Yacht Division Director
Ibrahim Deniz Kaymaz – RMK Marine Yachts Sales & Marketing Manager

DELIVERIES
IN THE LAST 2012-2013
M/Y KARIA – RMK 4500 – Debut at MYS 2012
S/Y TWILIGHT – OYSTER 125 – Debut at MYS 2013
S/Y PENELOPE – OYSTER 100 – Debut at MYS 2013
S/Y SARAFIN – OYSTER 100
M/Y KEYLA – 44m refitted yacht in 2013

YARD TECHNOLOGIES
TOTAL AREA of 95.000 sqm ( 1.023.000 sqf)
1 MEGA HANGAR by/ 80m x 25m ( 265’ x 82’)
1 COMPOSITE HANGAR by/ 72m x 25 (236’ x 82’)
1 COMPOSTIRE HANGAR by/ 72m x 15m ( 236’ X 50’)
1 AUTOCLAVE by / 42m x 15m (137’ x 50’)
1 REFIT HANGAR by/ 50m x 20m ( 165’ x 66’)
1 PAINT HANGAR by/ 40m x 13m ( 131’ x 43’)
1 LAND TO WATER SLIPWAY can haul up to 685tons (1511000 lbs)
3 TRAVEL LIFT respectively 320 tons ( 706000 lbs), 100 tons ( 221000 lbs) and 40 tons (  89000 lbs) capacity
3 fingerdocks with 11m (36’) maximum beam capacity
2 outfitting and refit dock wfor yachts up to 200m ( 657’)

Below is a selection of other luxurious charter yachts built by RMK Marine.

Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014, April 8 – 9

March 26, 2014

To take place ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 will provide unrivalled insight into the boating as well as superyacht sectors in this all-important region. This year’s 6th edition of the two-day conference will run on April 8 and 9.

APYC

New conference format provides expert discussion and networking opportunities

The Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 has evolved with a revamped format that will provide session streams tailored to both the boating and superyacht sectors. Held at the ONE°15 Marina Club just prior to the start of the Singapore Yacht Show, the two day conference will cover a wide range of topics from an expert panel of speakers. The new format has been designed specifically to cater to the different yachting sectors, with focused content and leaders in the field. Complementing the conference line up will be ample networking opportunities with key industry players.

Strong international line up of speakers to provide crucial insight

Opening sessions of the conference will include a presentation from Mark Wightman, Managing Director of New Zealand-based Integrated Marine Group, on the importance of government support in the development of the marine sector. This will be followed by the ‘Examining the economic impact of the yachting industry’ case study paper, presented jointly by YP Loke, Chairman of the Singapore Boating Association, and Andrew Chapman of the Marina Industries Association Australia. Returning once again to the conference as a speaker is Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, who will follow his popular 2013 presentation with a talk on ‘Wealth distribution in China’.

Focused discussion points for boating and superyacht streams

After these much anticipated group sessions, delegates will break off into boating and superyacht specific sessions. For the boating industry, topics will include ‘Into Unchartered Waters’, looking at new business initiatives in Asia, and ‘Building Boating from Grassroots’. The superyacht sessions will open with a presentation from Julian Chang, Executive Director of shipyard Raffles Class, on the ‘Reality of China as a market for superyachts’, while panel discussions on topics such as refit and repair in the Asia Pacific will then be led by panelists including Captain Barry de Kock of 67.2m mega yacht Vertigo, which has spent extensive time cruising the Asia Pacific.

On day two, delegates will again split into sector specific streams. For the boating stream, Jamie Boag of High Aspect International will examine the potential impact of sailing and powerboat events. For the superyacht-focused delegates, topics will include a panel discussion on the developments of the expanding charter market in Asia and sustainability in yachting.

After the final networking lunch, delegates will come together for a pair of technical presentations by prominent names in superyachting: Frank Laupman and Perry Van Oossanen, the designer and naval architect from the project, will discuss multi-award-winning motor yacht Galactica Star, the 65m vessel launched by Heesen Yachts last year. Perini Navi’s Burak Akgul will then take the stage to present ice-classed 50m explorer yacht Exuma (on display at the Singapore Yacht Show this year), which was the first of the Italian builder’s collaborations with Philippe Briand under the Vitruvius® Yachts brand.

To conclude the conference, a final panel will come together to discuss the overarching theme of this year’s conference: the way forward and key issues affecting the industry’s development in the Asia Pacific region.

As stakeholders in the Asia Pacific yachting and boating industry, whether based in the region or seeking to increase market share within it, delegates will take away valuable information and contacts from the full two days’ schedule of events. With such a varied and informative programme already confirmed, attendance at the conference is a must. The cost to register as a delegate is just SGD $488+GST for two days of seminars, coffee breaks, lunch and evening functions.

Modernised 125ft Explorer Yacht Design by ERDEVICKI superyacht design

March 25, 2014

ERDEVICKI superyacht design is proud to introduce their modernised 125ft explorer trawler-type yacht design. The brief was to minimise any structural changes to the hull and accommodation, whilst updating the exterior look of the 125ft motor yacht. The design required to incorporate modern lines and curves to soften trawler appearance of the superstructure and clean up clattered look of the hull.

Modernised 125ft Explorer Yacht Design by ERDEVICKI superyacht design

Modernised 125ft Explorer Yacht Design by ERDEVICKI superyacht design

Although retaining the original shear lines, the bulwark has received a tumblehome form, whilst the hull sides, split horizontally in two levels before, are now integrated into one smooth plane, main and upper decks joined by panoramic windows and stylish grilles in the passageways. The original portholes are retained with the six mid-hull enlarged to an ovoid shape for more light below. The classic vertical oblong windows on the main deck are integrated into one panoramic unit, which will let in more natural light and offer better panoramic views. The aft salon windows on the main deck have undergone the same treatment.

The superstructure, distinctly trawler type before, has been restyled, softened and rounded with pilothouse windows reshaped and enlarged for even better panoramic views. The fly bridge remains the same size but with a larger wrap-around windshield and revamped exhaust stack and mast. The aft of the fly bridge now gives an excellent view of the upper deck carrying two tenders, a dinghy and two ski-jets all handled by a hydraulic crane stowed neatly on the deck.

Modernised 125ft Superyacht Design by ERDEVICKI

Modernised 125ft Superyacht Design by ERDEVICKI

This explorer yacht retains the accommodation for 10 – 11 guests in one master suit and four double guest cabins, one with additional Pullman berth, whilst the crew of 6 or 7 is accommodated in four cabins, captains plus three doubles. The yacht 125 x 28 feet, built in steel has the range of 4000Nm at a cruising speed of 12kn.

Overall the result is very pleasing, doing away with the harshness of the trawler look and achieving the harmonious styling of a luxury super yacht preferred by discerning clients today, matched by a luxury hand crafted wood interior but retaining all the characteristic of a tough explorer vessel.

Basic Specification of the Modernised 125ft Erdevicki Explorer Yacht Design

Length Overall: 125ft 38,10m
Beam: 28ft 8.53m
Draft: 8ft 4in 2.54m
Material: Steel
Cruising Speed: 12kn
Range: 4000Nm
Crew: 6 -7 in 4 cabins
Guests: 10 in 1 master suit + 4 cabins

New superyacht lines unveiled by Columbus Yachts

March 24, 2014

Columbus Yachts is thrilled to unveil their all-new superyacht lines: Columbus Sport, Columbus Sport Hybrid, Columbus Classic and Columbus Explorer. Studied and developed by Palumbo Shipyards in partnership with Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, the brand new Columbus motor yacht lines represent three different ways of Yachting, interpreted in a contemporary key, always careful and respectful of the environment.

Columbus Classic 57m Yacht

Columbus Classic 57m Yacht

Futher to the 40S Hybrid yacht, the first concept of the Sport Hybrid Line, that debuted in 2013 at Monaco Yacht Show, Columbus Yachts now introduces two new Columbus Sport (85 and 100 feet), and a complete new line of Columbus Sport Hybrid including four new models: 105, 115, 130 and 145 feet.

140m Columbus Motor Yacht

140m Columbus Motor Yacht

Palumbo Motor Yacht Classic Range

Palumbo Motor Yacht Classic Range

The innovative Sport Hybrid Collection is the ultimate dream for young sea-loving enthusiasts. The semi-displacement all-aluminium yachts ranging from 105′ to 145′ are powered by hybrid propulsion. Coupled with the aerodynamic light-weight hull, this system enables the yachts to run on generators at low speeds ensuring low environmental impact.

Columbus Sport 85ft Yacht

Columbus Sport 85ft Yacht

The exterior design reflects high-tech nature of this new generation yachts. The collection embodies a fresch and dynamic approach to yachting enhanced by spacious interiors and fantastically versatile open areas. The Sport Hybrid collection expresses Columbus Yachts’ approach of enjoying the sea while caring for the environment.

Palumbo Motor Yacht Sport Range

Palumbo Motor Yacht Sport Range

The new models for the Classic Line, a line that already existed in the Columbus Yachts portfolio, represents a re-interpretation in a more contemporary and technologically advanced key of the previous collection. The new Columbus Classic Line represents also a big challenge for the brand and a boost to improve a classic design in a modern interpretation. They are built like little ships to ensure comfort and seaworthiness.

Columbus Sport Hybrid 150ft Yacht

Columbus Sport Hybrid 150ft Yacht

The harmonious exterior lines, airy interiors and vast deck space bear the hallmark of modern classics and redefine luxury at sea. Interior volumes with ample headroom are faultlessly built using select eco-friendly materials. In line with its commitment to safety and efficiency, these yachts comply with top classification societies’ standards.

Palumbo Motor Yacht Maxi Range

Palumbo Motor Yacht Maxi Range

The Columbus Yachts lines is completed by the pioneering Explorer Collection, which includes four models of full displacement yachts range from 44 exceptionally long range up to 90 meters. Built in steel with aluminium superstructure, the yachts have exceptionally long range.

Columbus Explorer 75m Yacht

Columbus Explorer 75m Yacht

The collection is designed and engineered in order to ensure seaworthiness and efficiency with an eye to performance optimization for low environmental impact. Deck-space is ample with plenty of room for storage, the interiors layout is adaptable designed for long-term cruising in elegance and comfort. The Group’s shipping know-how has proved invaluable to developing the technically advanced Explorer program.

Palumbo Explorer Yacht Range

Palumbo Explorer Yacht Range

All yachts can be customized to meet owner individual programs.