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Star of David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Documentary 56m Explorer Yacht ALUCIA Refitted by Diverse Projects

May 04, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Diverse Projects, located in Auckland, New Zealand were once again chosen to refit the 56-metre research and exploration yacht ALUCIA, marking their third consecutive refit on this vessel. The yacht’s refit has started in San Francisco in December 2015, following the completion of the filming of the three-part BBC series: Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough.

Expedition Yacht ALUCIA following her refit in 2016

Expedition Yacht ALUCIA following her refit in 2016

The Diverse team were selected for their broad experience in complex refits with demanding timeframes and moved to San Francisco for the duration of the refit. The project started in December 2015 and was finished at the beginning of March this year.

The extensive job included interior works, engine and machinery services and entire hull paint job. Multiple systems were also upgraded from the bridge through all areas of ALUCIA, as well as her five-year regulatory needs were also attended to.

ALUCIA under refit in New Zealand by Diverse Projects in 2016

ALUCIA under refit in New Zealand by Diverse Projects in 2016

The superyacht also features submarines on board, which play an important role in her exploration voyages. The refit project also included the rebuild of several submarines used in her iconic expeditions, which are now due for testing in Mexico.

The project management team kept to an exacting delivery schedule, with ALUCIA being re-launched on time at the end of February and departed on 13th March.

Diverse Projects’ are able to deliver refits on time thanks to the management software utilised by the company, Predict, which provides for easy, complete tracking of tasks, budget, interaction by the crew, shipyard and management teams, and offers the company successful delivery results.

ALUCIA was refitted by Diverse Projects three times to date, with an extensive upgrade in 2014 to stay in the survey for her multi-faced operational requirements. The work, carried out over 12 months, saw a completely refreshed yacht leave the yard. The refit took place at Bay Ship & Yacht Alameda, with Synchrolift able of hauling out vessels up to 1,200 tonnes and up to 62 metres, and dry dock lift capacity up to 3000 tonnes.

The team at DiverseProjects has enjoyed the challenges working on this very unique vessel over the last three years and wish all involved with her the best for their transit voyages in the Pacific Rim through to the Atlantic.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Trailer

Don’t forget to check out ALUCIA in the fantastic new documentary on the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough, and get inspired to explore this amazing destination in Australia. If you would like to charter an expedition yacht or a luxury superyacht to cruise some of these breath-taking locations, feel free to contact us today.

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Eco-Conscientious 82m Expedition Superyacht Project KILKEA by Bannenberg & Rowell to be launched this year

April 14, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The renowned Bannenberg and Rowell Design studio have revealed details of the 81,70-metre luxury expedition superyacht project Kilkea, currently under build at the commercial shipyard Vard in Norway. This innovative vessel is environmentally friendly with a clean design and emphasis on low fuel consumption.

Project KILKEA Rendering by Bannenberg and Rowell Design

Project KILKEA Rendering by Bannenberg and Rowell Design

Boasting optimised hull form and bow shape for all weather conditions and specific propulsion configuration, project Kilkea will provide exceptional sea-keeping abilities. With the main focus on safety and comfort on board, the yacht will have capacities for 30 days and ability to cruise in unchartered waters, exploring remote areas of the planet, including operations in light ice conditions.

VARD Explorer Superyacht Project KILKEA - Side Profile and Sketch

VARD Explorer Superyacht Project KILKEA – Side Profile and Sketch

It is unknown at this stage if she will be available for yacht charter in the future or used by her owner privately, however, the superyacht will be equipped with a great range of equipment and water toys, which will be easily available to guests.

Project KILKEA under cosntruction at Vard shipyard in Norway

Project KILKEA under construction at Vard shipyard in Norway

Her main purpose is to provide the utmost in comfort and entertainment for a large amount of guests in the various socialising spaces such as salon, dining and relaxation areas. She will undertake discovery cruise operations, including exploring uncharted and remote destinations, in addition to supporting exploration and water sports activities.

Project KILKEA Designed by Bannenberg and Rowell

Project KILKEA Designed by Bannenberg and Rowell

Deluxe accommodation will be offered to up to 36 guests on board. It appears that she will feature such luxury amenities as swimming pools and a helicopter pad. She is expected to reach a maximum speed of 15,4 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Bannenberg and Rowell Expedition Vessel Project KILKEA

Bannenberg and Rowell Expedition Vessel Project KILKEA

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Sanlorenzo Transfers Two 52M Superyachts to La Spezia

April 12, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sanlorenzo has transferred two 52-metre superyachts to its new yard facilities in La Spezia, which it rents from the Cantieri San Marco. The two yachts are 52Steel models and represent the first yachts to have been moved to the new yard.

two 52STEEL superyachts being moved to La Spezia by Sanlorenzo

two 52STEEL superyachts being moved to La Spezia by Sanlorenzo

The relocation of the production of metal superyachts, which until now was taking place at Sanlorenzo in Viareggio, has begun following a recent signing of an agreement for the rental of new premises from Cantieri San Marco. The two yachts were transported thanks to a barge, from the port of Viareggio to La Spezia during the night.

Two 52m steel superyachts being moved to La Spezia by Sanlorenzo

Two 52m steel superyachts being moved to La Spezia by Sanlorenzo

Additional two yachts, both 42-metre explorer vessels (460Exp models) will be transferred to the new premises by the end of April.

The new yard for construction is large in size, fully equipped with direct access to the sea, providing ideal facilities for the construction of 40- to 80-metre metal vessels. This means that Sanlorenzo is able to organically develop its superyacht division, which main focus is on construction of overused metal boats, a segment little affected by the economic crisis, representing an important portion of the company’s turnover.

Moving two 52m Sanlorenzo Yachts to La Spezia yard facility

Moving two 52m Sanlorenzo Yachts to La Spezia yard facility

In addition, Sanlorenzo is planning on opening an important refit area in La Spezia, which will be dedicated to large boats.

Sanlorenzo is now able to offer three distinct construction areas:

1. The company’s HQ will still be situated inside the Ameglia shipyard, and will continue the build of 78 to 106 feet long medium-sized fiberglass boats.

2. Sanlorenzo’s premises in Viareggio will concentrate on the build of 112 to 126 feet long large fiberglass yachts, taking advantage of the new spaces available since the relocation of the Superyacht division.

3. The La Spezia shipyard will focus on the production of the largest, metal-made superyachts, which, taking size into account, can be considered as proper “cruising vessels”.

52Steel Yacht by Sanlorenzo being moved to La Spezia

52Steel Yacht by Sanlorenzo being moved to La Spezia

Sanlorenzo, through this strategic expansion decision, re-asserts the company’s constant growth in the last three years, which resulted in a 220 mln turnover in 2015 and a 21 mln Euros Ebitda (with a net profit of 6 mln Euros).

As for 2016, Sanlorenzo mantains the second position in the world ranking of the top 20 builders for yachts above 24 meters in length.

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72m Luxury Expedition Superyacht CLOUDBREAK Captured on Sea Trials on the North Sea

April 12, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Measuring impressive 72 metres, CLOUDBREAK was once again spotted in her full glory undergoing sea trials on the North Sea this morning. Built by renowned Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard to a design by Espen Oeino, with interior design by Christian Liaigre, the yacht represents an innovative expedition vessel, which is due to be delivered to her owner in May. Following her delivery she is believed to be available for expedition yacht charter. Below is a video by DiFooll, created today.

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Luxury Explorer Yacht BABBO to be Launched by Cantiere Delle Marche

April 11, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Cantiere Delle Marche in Italy is nearing the launch of the new Darwin Class 102′, which is to take place in about a month. The shipyard is also preparing to launch the 108ft flagship of the successful explorer yacht range CdM Nauta Air, constructed in aluminium and created in collaboration with Nauta Yachts.

Darwin 102 - BABBO - rendering

Darwin 102 – BABBO – rendering

The 102-foot BABBO explorer is due to be launched in early May, following which she will be officially presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The superyacht represents the second Darwin Class 102 sold by the shipyard. The yacht is characterised by spacious interiors and exterior areas, well laid out for larger groups of guests on board, with great attention to water toys and diving centre, which is located in the large and fully equipped garage of almost 25 square metres. Just like her sistership ACALA, BABBO will also store a 5-metre tender on the aft platform, while the 6,3-metre tender will be located on the upper deck.

Darwin 102  - rendering

Darwin 102 – rendering

An experienced management team, including Captain Marc Maudet and the staff at CdM, paid close attention to the yacht’s configuration in order to create a vessel that is reliable in all weathers and in any part of our globe, a characteristic that distinguishes the explorer yachts constructed by CdM.

CdM’s capability in creating fantastic oceangoing vessels is reflected by BABBO’s sistership ACALA which, following her delivery, crossed the Atlantic and visited diving havens such as Cuba, Queen’s Garden and the Blue Hole in Belize, or PERCHERON which crossed the Atlantic already twice. Darwin Class yachts have the capability to sail smoothly in seas with waves of 6,5 m and winds over 50 knots, without any problem of seakeeping and in full system efficiency.

BABBO is a spacious superyacht, spreading over three decks with generous interior spaces of 240 square metres and 244 GRT volume, which together hold in detail the essence of an explorer vessel, while keeping the quality finishes and the luxury typical of superyachts. M/Y BABBO features interior design created in collaboration between the South American designer Simon Hamui on behalf of the owner, who defined the style and decor, and the PFA studio from Fano, that was responsible for general plans, space planning and for overseeing the whole management of the interior design of the project.

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Luxury, Adventure and Science Aboard Expedition Superyachts: Hawk Yachts in Support of Science At Sea

April 06, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Hawk Yachts have reported that last September at the Monaco Yacht Show the company together with the National Geographic Magazine hosted a combined presentation, where they launched the new National Geographic Explorers Circle. During the presentation, they have discussed collaboration between the yachting industry, yacht owners, and the scientific marine research.

103m explorer superyacht SEA HAWK project by Hawk Yachts

103m explorer superyacht SEA HAWK project by Hawk Yachts

President of Hawk Yachts, Captain Matthias Bosse,commented: “The need for cooperation between owners of luxury yachts and the marine science research institutes has never been greater. With the increase in owners wanting to go further, the time is right to encourage all owners to allocate greater resource to this cause. Every significant voyage can add vital research information and help conserve the fragile bio-marine system”

Luxury motor yacht SEA HAWK project – Image Credit to Patrick Kelley

Luxury motor yacht SEA HAWK project – Image Credit to Patrick Kelley

Explorer yachts are becoming increasingly popular, as superyacht owners and yacht charterers are looking for new destinations to discover and more exciting and adventurous voyages to undertake. There is a steady increase in commercial vessels being converted in luxury expedition yachts, offering both deluxe amenities that are normally found aboard superyachts, with the addition of world-cruising capabilities, sophisticated ‘water toys’, such as submarines, as well as occasional onboard laboratories, amongst others.

Luxury explorer yacht SEA HAWK project

Luxury explorer yacht SEA HAWK project

The MYS also saw Hawk Yachts launching their new expedition yacht project SEA HAWK: a motor yacht of 103 metres, ideal for true worldwide exploration and adventure in safety and luxury. The company has recently added two new explorer vessels: the 75-metre Sky Hawk as well as the 56-metre Cape Hawk as a response to the increasing trend of some yachting owners to go further, explore more and move away from the restrictions of the Mediterranean and occasional fair weather extensions to the Caribbean.

At the same time, Hawk Yachts believe that scientific research of the oceans is increasingly important as global warming and cyclical climate change is fast changing the balance of marine life and weather pattern.

Paul Rose, a well-known explorer and expedition leader, pointed out the benefits of collaboration between the research and leisure yachting. The cost of travel is making up some 70%+ of the cost of a scientific expedition. As well as providing transport to scientist to otherwise inaccessible research areas there could be a multitude of aspects involved, from the tagging of marine life to the dropping of scientific floats and ultimately scientific laboratory facilities aboard the larger vessels.

As announced by Hawk Yachts, the time of significant collaboration has come and with this joint event, they aim at promoting the merging of interests and offer the platform for an ever increasing need to marine research. The company is deeply committed to this cause, including scientific facilities within the GAs of their sophisticated expedition yacht designs in order to convince new owners to cooperate with the needs of the oceans that they use.

We, at CharterWorld, believe that this cooperation can be applied to potential clients that wish to combine their yacht charter vacation with adventure while supporting marine research and science at the same time, by the means of chartering one of these highly sophisticated expedition vessels in the future.

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New Numarine 32XP Explorer Yacht Series Under Construction

March 30, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Numarine, specialising in high-performance motor yacht construction ranging from 55′ to 130′ in Istanbul, Turkey, are currently building the first hull of the new 32XP Series. The Numarine 32XP, together with the 40XP, represent the new series of Explorer Yachts will be constructed with exceptional attention to detail, radical appearance, unparalleled performance and utmost in luxury.

Numarine 32 XP in water

Numarine 32 XP in water

The vessel boasting striking lines and head-turning looks was designed by Can Yalman. She is an outstanding combination of size and capability, fully equipped and ready to take you on an exceptional voyage around the world.

32 XP in water

32 XP in water

Accommodation layout consists of a full-beam owner’s cabin and five additional guest cabins, offering overnight stay for up to twelve guests on board.

32XP yacht by Numarine

32XP yacht by Numarine

She was built in composite superstructure and steel hull, and is powered by two CAT C18 Acert engines of 715 hp each. Her cruising range is 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

32XP Explorer

32XP Explorer

Numarine 32XP was designed in collaboration with Silent Line Group to the highest standard for noise and vibration, with each machine studied and evaluated for best mounting and connection solution to offer perfect isolation preventing vibration transfer into the superstructure, free airborne noise is minimised and isolated with the latest technology in sound absorbance and blocking. Numarine have set their goal to achieve the 50m RINA Noise & Vibration Comfort levels on a 32m yacht.

32XP by Numarine

32XP by Numarine

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77.4M Mega Yacht LEGEND Launched at Icon Yachts

March 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The magnificent 77.4-metre mega yacht LEGEND hit the water last night at Icon Yachts in Harlingen Holland. With naval architecture and exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, and interiors by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk, LEGEND represents a very powerful expedition vessel, which was extensively refitted and renovated.

Luxury mega expedition yacht LEGEND

Luxury mega expedition yacht LEGEND

Originally built in 1973, the yacht was transformed into an icebreaking passenger ship with a 1B-Swedish / Finish classification. She was also lengthened in the stern by 3,60 metres, entirely restyled, including a superstructure extension and mast rebuild, now boasting a sleeker and more attractive appearance for her future charter guests.

LEGEND launched

LEGEND launched

Additional deck space was created in order to offer more areas to unwind and enjoy the environment. Heavy cranes were fitted in order to lift the water toys, tenders and equipment imaginable. The aft deck was converted into a fully-classified helicopter deck.

LEGEND during launch

LEGEND during launch

LEGEND is fully Lloyd0s and SOLAS certified, boasting a stunning dark hull which makes her stand out in the arctic areas.

LEGEND is able to offer utmost comfort and luxury for up to 30 guests on a yacht charter. She is fully Lloyd’s classified Class, 1B icebreaking ship, able to cruise all destinations around the world, including such remote and breath-taking places as the Antarctic and the North Pole in complete safety.

Legend salon

Legend salon

One of the stand-out features is her swim platform and a large swimming pool/Jacuzzi. In addition, she has a luxurious submarine for underwater exploration.

The main deck has an al fresco dining possibility with a large dining table on the aft deck. The interior areas boast a large more formal dining area, a bar as well as seating for social gatherings. The fitness room, movie theatre, medical suite and spacious guest cabins complete the outstanding facilities offered on board.

LEGEND - Diana Yacht Design

LEGEND – Diana Yacht Design

Vast lounging and sunbathing area are offered by the boat deck, together with a bat and a barbecue area. On the inside, there are a number of areas to relax as well as music corner with a Grand piano and other music instruments for live music. The rest of this deck is dedicated to guest suites.

The Owner’s deck features the commercially certified helicopter landing pad on the aft deck. The huge master suite, located forward, boasts a king-sized bed, a settee sofa, a bar and spacious and luxurious en-suite bathroom facilities with a spa pool tub, a shower, toilet and hand basin.

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Transformation of an Amazing Expedition Yacht – ENIGMA XK

March 24, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

It all started with an Owner who dreamt about cruising all weather conditions; tropical or polar climates, calm or rough seas. Mega Yacht ENIGMA XK, then a 1988 Fishery Patrol Vessel called NORNA, arrived at the Atlantic Refit Center, boasting strong hull lines, notable funnels and top quality equipment, typical of survey vessels for the northern Atlantic area. FPV NORNA was a former patrol vessel owned by the Scottish fishery department of the British navy to control fisheries in the North Sea and North Atlantic Area. Today, NORNA has been transformed into a spectacular expedition superyacht, bearing a new name: ENIGMA XK.

Enigma XK ©ARC

Enigma XK ©ARC

Enigma before her refit

Enigma before her refit

Owner’s requirements included converting a working vessel into a timeless luxury yacht, yet maintaining the key characteristics of the vessel. The new features included an uncluttered deck with a touchdown helicopter deck. Due to the vessels use in a tropical environment, more outdoor areas for dining and entertainment, without excessive sun exposure, were required.

Enigma XK SB side aft

Enigma XK SB side aft

Bridge ©Guillaume Plisson

Bridge ©Guillaume Plisson

Water toys and equipment, such as sea bobs, sea slides, a 9m limo tender, a 7m rib, as well as motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles needed to be stored.

One of the most challenging parts was the yacht interior, due to a complex transversal longitudinal camber and all decks having a low headroom of 2,50 metres. A layout for 12 passengers was needed, as well as a fitness room and a massage parlour. The Owner was also determined to keep the plumbing and the wiring in position, so the refit team needed to work around that.

Saloon ©Guillaume Plisson

Saloon ©Guillaume Plisson

Dinning and Saloon ©Guillaume Plisson

Dinning and Saloon ©Guillaume Plisson

The Owner has approached Atlantic Refit Center for their exceptional references and their ability to tailor their design and project team to his specific refit project. The yard is capable of high flexibility, quick responsive approach and positive solution oriented thinking. The yard in collaboration with the Owner has selected Vitruvius Yachts and Philippe Briand for the exterior and interior designs, and McFarlane Ship Design for the naval architecture.

Owner Suite - ©Guillaume Plisson

Owner Suite – ©Guillaume Plisson

While the original vessel represented a safe haven for 23 professionals with a rugged silhouette high freeboards, strong bulwarks and other features characteristic of working vessels, the new explorer superyacht was to be transformed into an open and comfortable vessel, without fighting her original identity. It needed to be refitted for twelve guests and MLC compliance for a crew of 21. The three most important challenges included: the very low headroom and camber, the absence of light and the absence of social areas.

Owner Bathroom ©Guillaume Plisson

Owner Bathroom ©Guillaume Plisson

Owner en suite bathroom ©Guillaume Plisson

Owner en suite bathroom ©Guillaume Plisson

NORNA was redesigned to allow more light in and create a more airy atmosphere on board, with a combination of light furnishings and accessories. The headroom and camber could not be changed, however, the yard did open up the main deck and added a very particular diamond on the upper deck. The crew deck was redesigned to accommodate a crew of 21, including a true yacht galley.

Guest Cabin 2 ©Guillaume Plisson

Guest Cabin 2 ©Guillaume Plisson

The main deck now boasts five spacious guest cabins, a wellness room and a gymnasium. The former officer’s mess has been transformed into the main saloon. Confronted with limited headroom and little or no port lights, the yard and the designers fitted 27 large port lights, 1,2m high, allowing more daylight into the cabins and common areas.

Guest Twin Cabin ©Guillaume Plisson

Guest Twin Cabin ©Guillaume Plisson

The main deck aft carries a 9m limousine tender, a 7m RIB. Both of tenders were custom constructed in aluminium. Furthermore, the aft deck provides space for two all-terrain vehicles and jet skis, all handled with a 9.5m reach, 4t capacity articulate crane. The upper deck forward, which used to accommodate the captain and the chief engineer, now boasts the Owner’s quarters, with wraparound windows and a huge skylight. The suite also features an office, en-suite bathroom facilities, an open shower, hammam as well as a private terrace.

Guest Cabin ©Guillaume Plisson

Guest Cabin ©Guillaume Plisson

The socialising area is situated just aft of the owner’s quarters. This diamond-shaped sky lounge, boasts very large window panes, providing exceptional 360° panoramic views of the yacht’s surroundings. Originally, the prominent funnels were very much cluttering the deck space. However, they are a feature, a signature of the vessel. By rearranging the engine room ventilation and main exhausts, and modifying the shape of the funnels, the conversion team managed to create a large open deck boasting a lounge corner, dining table and a Jacuzzi. The helicopter pad is aft of the sundeck and becomes a lounge/party zone.

Guest Bathroom ©Guillaume Plisson

Guest Bathroom ©Guillaume Plisson

The geometry of the bridge deck remained pretty much unchanged, with only the captain’s cabin and a ship’s office was created aft of the bridge deck.

A marine look with a slightly modern touch has been achieved on board. Each cabin is subtly themed for a particular continent. The main deck palette includes wine tones, bright berries, fiery oranges and browns. Those colours change to whites and taupe at the upper deck level. Vitruvius Yachts did an excellent job. The end result that well exceeded Owner’s expectation.

Glasshouse ©Guillaume Plisson

Glasshouse ©Guillaume Plisson

The refit/rebuilt of FPV NORNA into Explorer Yacht ENIGMA XK was a fantastic opportunity for Atlantic Refit Center and Vitruvius Yachts to prove their capability in taking on a complex project and complete it with a smooth and comprehensive approach.

The 3 most important challenges for the yards in this 26 months refit-rebuilt project were: to perform all the works required in a short time frame, to change the vessel’s Lloyd’s Register class notation from cargo ship into Special Service Craft and to install all the new technical systems required, as well as to refurbish the ship, and in doing so converting a military vessel into a luxury yacht.

Glasshouse   ©Guillaume Plisson

Glasshouse ©Guillaume Plisson

As soon as NORNA arrived at the yard, the Owner was keen to see the works onboard commencing as soon as possible. At that time, the project was only a white sheet and the ship a pure military vessel. The challenge was to set up a design team including Exterior and interior Designers, Naval Architect, Noise and vibration engineer, within one week in August!

Fortunately, the team have a good team of subcontractors yard are used to work with. After a couple of weeks with just a profile and a preliminary GA of the new vessel in hand, the decision was made to start scrapping and to remove straight away the tons of items of no use for the future project. At that time, in-depth studies started, just a few weeks ahead of the rebuild works onboard. As opposed to the classic way of building , where design studies are definitely upstream, this parallel process required responsiveness from all parties involved as well as a very short decision-making process on the part of the Owner and his representatives.

Beauty Saloon ©Guillaume Plisson

Beauty Saloon ©Guillaume Plisson

Previously LRS registered as Cargo ship *100A1, *LMC, UMS Unrestricted Navigation, the new notation is now +100 A1 SSC yacht Mono G6, +LMC. Anyone familiar with regulation knows that it has been extremely challenging to achieve this, especially on an existing military vessel. Outfitting the existing vessel with all modern systems for yachting purpose proved to be a challenge and required ingenious solutions as team was not only confronted with the headroom [distance between the steel decks] of a military vessel at 2.50 m but the vessel had a very significant camber.

The biggest accomplishment is that yard managed to hide all piping of the new vent & aircon system, sprinkler and fire fighting systems and through smart interior design the team managed to keep a minimum of 2,00 m headroom in every area. The Owner’s desire was to maintain the lines of the original vessel.

71m Enigma XK ©Sam Curson

71m Enigma XK ©Sam Curson

The boat was sound and the construction by Richards is of high quality. Team of experts updated the lines of the vessel with a good new design of the superstructure and they believe that the end result, ENIGMA XK demonstrates a very good balance between the “old” and “new” vessel, from an aesthetic point of view, but also a good balance between the refit of the existing systems and the installation of brand new equipment within a reasonable budget. Key Numbers of the Entire Refit/Rebuild of

Fortunately, the team have a good team of subcontractors yard are used to work with. After a couple of weeks with just a profile and a preliminary GA of the new vessel in hand, the decision was made to start scrapping and to remove straight away the tons of items of no use for the future project. At that time, in-depth studies started, just a few weeks ahead of the rebuild works onboard. As opposed to the classic way of building , where design studies are definitely upstream, this parallel process required responsiveness from all parties involved as well as a very short decision-making process on the part of the Owner and his representatives.

Key Numbers of the Entire Refit/Rebuild of NORNA to ENIGMA XK

Labour = 280.000 hours

Weight of the steel handled [steel remove + installed] = 70 Tons

Quantity of sand used for sandblasting the entire vessel = 99 tons

Volume of filler on hull and superstructure = 13.000 liters

Total length of new electrical cables installed onboard = 35 Km

Extra electrical power installed onboard = 600 KW

Time frame for the refit/rebuild including studies = 26 months

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Burger Boat Initiates Construction of 31.55m (103’6”) Explorer Yacht

March 17, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Burger Boat has started the construction of the new hull 510 – a custom built 31,55m (103’6”) full displacement explorer yacht, constructed of steel and aluminium. The Owner and Designer, Luiz De Basto visited the yard to formally give start to the building process with an ‘Owner’s First Weld’, which involves placing a commemorative plaque aboard the vessel.

Hull 510 by Burger Boat due to launch in 2017

Hull 510 by Burger Boat due to launch in 2017

The yacht is due to be launched in spring of 2017 with delivery following shortly after. Her modern exterior lines and contemporary interior styling were created by the award-winning designed Luiz de Basto, who is in close collaboration with the owner and designed a very stylish, ocean-going, long-range expedition vessel for cruising and fishing around the best sport fishing spots in the world.

Construction of Hull 510 of a 31,55m explorer yacht at Burger Boat

Construction of Hull 510 of a 31,55m explorer yacht at Burger Boat

Construction starts on hull 510 explorer yacht at Burger Boat Company

Construction starts on hull 510 explorer yacht at Burger Boat Company

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