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Images of the Aquos Series 50m Expedition Yacht STAR FISH

November 17, 2011

Due to be launched in 2013, the impressive, eye-catching and powerful luxury expedition yacht STAR FISH builds on the vision and philosophy clearly demonstrated by the success of the 45m charter yacht BIG FISH – sister ship from the AQUOS YACHTS SERIES and McMullen & Wing shipyard in New Zealand.The superb and very efficient long-range cruising superyacht STAR FISH measures 50 metres in LOA and will offer accommodation to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a beautiful Owner’s stateroom offering unparalleled views of her chosen luxury yacht charter destinations.

Star Fish expedition yacht aerial image - sistership to luxury explorer charter yacht BIG FISH

Star Fish expedition yacht aerial image - sistership to luxury explorer charter yacht BIG FISH

Naval Architect: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects

Builder: McMullen & Wing Ltd

Construction: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure

Length Overall (LOA): 49.95m (163′ 8″)

Beam: 9.30m (30′ 6″)

GRT: 498 tons

Range: 9200nm @ 8 knots

Classification: Germanischer Lloyd

Main Engines: Caterpillar 3508B DI-TA, 1050hp@1600rpm

Fuel tankage: 98,600 litres

Stabilization: Quantum Zero Speed Stabilizers

Safety & Security: Night Navigator 3 system

Tender: 21′ custom M&W tender

Accommodation: 6 staterooms

Aquos Yachts Explorer yacht Star Fish - tender platform

Aquos Yachts Explorer yacht Star Fish - tender platform

Expedition Yacht STAR FISH from Aquos Series - Owners Deck Pool

Expedition Yacht STAR FISH from Aquos Series - Owner's Deck Pool

Luxury Expedition Yacht STAR FISH Owners Stateroom - Aquos Series Yacht

Luxury Expedition Yacht STAR FISH Owner's Stateroom - Aquos Series Yacht

Star Fish Expedition Yacht - Owner's Aft Lounge - Aquos Series Yacht

Star Fish Expedition Yacht - Owner's Aft Lounge - Aquos Series Yacht

Expedition Superyacht STAR FISH - Owner's Bathroom - Aquos Yachts

Expedition Superyacht STAR FISH - Owner's Bathroom - Aquos Yachts

Owner's Aft Lounge at Sunset - Expedition Motor Yacht STAR FISH by Aquos Yachts

Owner's Aft Lounge at Sunset - Expedition Motor Yacht STAR FISH by Aquos Yachts

Aquos Yachts 50m Luxury Motor Yacht STAR FISH - Main Saloon

Aquos Yachts 50m Luxury Motor Yacht STAR FISH - Main Saloon

50m Expedition Motor Yacht STAR FISH by Aquos Yachts (McMullen and Wing) - Dining Salon

50m Expedition Motor Yacht STAR FISH by Aquos Yachts (McMullen and Wing) - Dining Salon

Luxury Aquos Series Motor Yacht Star Fish by McMullen & Wing - Galley

Luxury Aquos Series Motor Yacht Star Fish by McMullen & Wing - Galley

Underwater and Exterior Scheme - STAR FISH superyacht by Aquos Yachts - Sistership to charter yacht BIG FISH

Underwater and Exterior Scheme - STAR FISH superyacht by Aquos Yachts - Sistership to charter yacht BIG FISH

Trinity 57m Lady Linda (ex T050) Superyacht launched

November 17, 2011

57m motor yacht Lady Linda (ex TO5O) has been successfully launched by the Trinity Yachts shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in early March 2012. Lady Linda superyacht´s beautiful contemporary interior was designed by Evan K. Marshall, with every meter an example of Trinity´s trademark naval architecture, exterior styling and unfaltering engineering.

57m motor yacht Lady Linda by Trinity Yachts being launched

57m motor yacht Lady Linda by Trinity Yachts being launched

Incorporating the superb maneuverability trend of recent Trinity superyachts, 57m super yacht Lady Linda’s minimal 8’ (2.4m) draft allows her access to shallow-water ports and destinations, those generally unavailable to yachts of similar length and size. She also features an expansive 33’4” (10.2m) beam.

Super Yacht Lady Linda Trinity Yachts ex T050 Aft

Super Yacht Lady Linda Trinity Yachts ex T050 Aft

Trinity luxury yacht Lady Linda’s forward main deck full-width king master suite allows for ample relaxation opportunity, ensuite his shower, her shower and Spa Pool. More Lady Linda yacht’s roomy size allows for a large owner’s office as part of the master suite. Conscientious of sound mind and body, the owner has also specified a half-beam gym aft of the pilothouse —which is easily converted into a guest cabin.  Four half-beam guest staterooms are located amidships below. Each is ensuite, roomy and exquisitely detailed with granite, marble and soft, earthy colors.

The luxury yacht Lady Linda Trinity Yachts ex T050 Nears the Water

The luxury yacht Lady Linda Trinity Yachts ex T050 Nears the Water

The main deck features an elegant entrance foyer and voluminous socializing space in the main and dining salons. Advanced electronics include auto lifting television systems, total surround sound and networked computer equipment with uninterrupted power sources. Her galley, skylounge and flybridge are outfitted with the finest makes and models from Wolf to Miele, Viking and Subzero. Lady Linda (ex T050) superyacht’s crew quarters—including a spacious lounge—are also equipped with top-of-the-line utilities and comforts.

Lady Linda Superyacht Trinity Yachts ex T050 Ready to Splash

Lady Linda Superyacht Trinity Yachts ex T050 Ready to Splash

The pilothouse deck—which is air conditioned aft—is replete with a full-beam skylounge and large aft deck. Her partially enclosed flybridge is fitted with a large bar and seating, and a hot tub on the sundeck ensures repose. The flybridge is “touch and go” heli-ready and is equipped with a davit suitable for rescue yacht tender, jet skis and water toys.

As with all Trinity superyachts, collaboration between owner, builder and interior designer creates a truly custom yacht built to exacting specification.

Below are image galleries for Trinity luxury charter yachts and Evan K. Marshall design.

49m motor yacht concept by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

November 15, 2011

Nick Mezas Yacht Design presents its new 49m motor yacht concept. This 49m superyacht design features a modern yacht with a new futuristic look and a recognizable silhouette when on the horizon,  she represents an ‘architecture in a different way’.

49m luxury design yacht concept by Nick Mezas

49m luxury design yacht concept by Nick Mezas

There are some differences when comparing this 49m displacement yacht to more traditional yachts of this size. The 49m luxury yacht is a wide body yacht with the yacht tender garage located forward on the maindeck, a gym with a skylight and beach area aft and a new type of superstructure design.

49m luxury yacht by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

49m luxury yacht by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

As always, nick Mezas Yacht Design invested a lot of time to provide a practical, functional and spacious interior for both the guests and the crew while making sure that the crew could go about their duties without undue passage through guest areas.

The accommodation

Nick Mezas 49m superyacht offers 5 double cabins for 10 guests on both the lower and maindeck. The four cabins on the lower deck have direct access to the yacht’s gym and beach area located aft.

49m motor yacht design concept

49m motor yacht design concept

The owner’s or VIP full beam cabin on the maindeck includes a private study/office and a spacious en-suite bathroom with walk-in wardrobes.

49m Nick Mezas motor yacht concept

49m Nick Mezas motor yacht concept

The yacht tender garage is located forward on the maindeck and houses a 21ft tender, a 16ft rigid inflatable boat and other water toys.

The interior guest areas

The yacht’s maindeck boasts a full beam saloon with a bar, reading corner, lounging area and balcony hatches. When these hatches are opened, glass sliding doors can be opened to connect the yacht’s interior to the outside surroundings or the glass doors can remain closed, providing the visual connection.

Nick Mezas 49m superyacht - upview

Nick Mezas 49m superyacht - upview

The main dining room has been moved one deck up, on the bridge deck, where it is serviced by a pantry with direct access to the galley below.

On board of the 49m Nick Mezas luxury yacht

On board of the 49m Nick Mezas luxury yacht

The bridge deck also has a lounge and outside seating area.

Furthermore, the sundeck includes a Spa Pool and a large sunbathing/lounge area.

49m Motoryacht Technical Specification

LOA: 49,00 m
Beam: 8,50 m
Propulsion: 2 x 6000 kW
Max speed: 16 knots
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Range: 4.600 nm at 12 knots
Fuel Capacity: approx. 80.000 L
Water Capacity: approx. 20.000 L
Guests: 10
Crew: 9

75m motor yacht R & R concept by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

November 15, 2011

Dutch Nick Mezas Yacht Design presents its new motor yacht R & R design concept. The 75 m R& R superyacht was designed with an energetic and sporty client in mind, who is seeking a suitable yacht for his young family.

75m motor yacht R & R by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

75m motor yacht R & R by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

75m R & R superyacht by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

75m R & R superyacht by Nick Mezas Yacht Design

The vision

Nick Mezas Yacht Design wanted to design a modern, innovative motoryacht with interior and exterior deck spaces that would provide both a visual and a physical connection with the yacht’s natural surroundings with ‘Rest and Recreation’ in mind. Hence the design‘s name R & R yacht.

The yacht has been designed to accommodate the owner’s family (husband, wife and two or three children) in three cabins situated on the owners deck and up to six further guests in three double cabins on the maindeck. The layout is designed to be practical, functional and spacious for both the guests and the crew while at the same time making sure that undue passage through guest areas by the crew was minimized.

Nick Mezas 75m motor yacht R & R

Nick Mezas 75m motor yacht R & R

A crew of 19 is responsible for the safe navigation of the yacht and will also provide for a high level of service to the owner and his guests. Crew cabins are well-sized, as are the mess rooms and other facilities.

Nick Mezas 75m motor yacht R & R running

Nick Mezas 75m motor yacht R & R running

Interior guest areas

The luxury yacht R & R’s maindeck offers a dining room, bar, library with a quiet reading corner and cinema for the owner and his guests.

VIP cabin on R & R superyacht

VIP cabin on R & R superyacht

R & R superyacht´s VIP cabin

R & R superyacht´s VIP cabin

The loungedeck features a sunbathing area, living room, bar and a ‘solar roof terrace’ which is an outside terrace with a solar panel roof. This area provides an unmatched view and experience for guests whether cruising or in port. There is also a fitness room, which is located on the lowerdeck.

R & R superyacht´s lounge

R & R superyacht´s lounge

R & R superyacht´s luxury interior

R & R superyacht´s luxury interior

Special features on the ownersdeck are sliding walls which, when opened, connect the children’s rooms and create a large and safe playing area. Furthermore, the owner and family enjoy a private and intimate living room.

Bar on board of the 75m motor yacht R & R

Bar on board of the 75m motor yacht R & R

The Nick Mezas 75m R & R yacht’s layout allows the crew to go about their duties without undue passage through guest areas. The design also provides generous stowage areas for items such as: guest luggage, linen, bedding, cushions, tableware, loose exterior furniture cushions etc.

Lounge and bar on the luxury yacht R & R

Lounge and bar on the luxury yacht R & R

The yacht tender garage is situated forward on the maindeck and houses two 21 foot long tenders, 4 Sea-doo’s, diving compressor and -gear, water-sport toys and a three person submarine.

Nick Mezas luxury yacht R & R - a dining room

Nick Mezas luxury yacht R & R - a dining room

Exterior guest areas

One of the most noticeable features of the super yacht R & R is her beach area which expands when the side hatches at the yacht’s stern are opened. The beach area showcases a large pool with a sunbathing area, space for multiple sunbeds and a lowered, shaded seating area. The yacht’s further outside living areas on the lounge- and bridgedeck provide the owner and guests with unprecedented views. Furthermore, the owner has a vast private balcony for him and his family.

75m luxury yacht R & R

75m luxury yacht R & R

Technical Specifications of the Nick Mezas 75m Super Yacht R & R

LOA : 75,25 m
LWL : 75,16 m
Max Beam : 14,06 m
Max Draught : 4,00 m
Displacement : 1913 t
Power : ABB Diesel Electric 2 x 2000 kW
Propulsion : ABB Marine Compact Azipod Propulsion
Estimated Max speed : 19 knots
Estimated Cruising speed : 16 knots
Approximate Range : 6.000 nm at 16 knots
Fuel capacity : approx. 120.000 L
Water capacity : approx. 30.000 L
Guests : 11
Crew : 19

Cheoy Lee’s new 23m motor yacht Alpha 76´ Express

November 14, 2011

The Chinese shipyard Cheoy Lee has launched a new 23 meter (76ft) motor yacht Alpha 76´ Express, with the exterior designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design and the interior by Luiz de Basto Designs. Alpha 76´ Express superyacht is an avant-garde, elegant and technologically advanced yacht offering many design elements and features new to this class of yachts.

Cheoy Lee 23m motor yacht Alpha 76´ Express

Cheoy Lee 23m motor yacht Alpha 76´ Express

The concept for the luxury yacht Alpha 76´ Express was for a fast contemporary yacht with global appeal. Unique, aggressive styling and a modern hull design are married to state of the art composite construction to produce a yacht that is both fast and seaworthy. Exterior features include al-fresco dining, sunbeds, aft deck Spa Pool and an extra-large swim platform. Every area of the deck is utilized from bow to stern, giving one of the largest entertainment areas in the 70s’ class, complete with a full sized yacht tender in the stern garage.

The hull design is a moderate ‘V’ planning form comprising convex forward sections for shock abatement and dryness, with a 17.5 degree aft running surface for overall efficiency and tracking in a seaway.  This Michael Peters Yacht Design hull form is well-tested and proven on hundreds of yachts up to and beyond 40 knots. More than just looking fast at the dock, the super yacht Alpha 76′ Express will prove to run with the best in any sea. “We bring a bit of our racing heritage and 15 World Championships to every boat we design”.

Right from the outset, Luiz de Basto Designs specified that the interior of the Alpha 76’ yacht should be one of the more sophisticated in this very competitive segment of the market. The quality of materials and finishes should be self-evident. For this reason Luiz de Basto designed an interior that is practical. Starting with overall space planning, the Cheoy Lee Alpha 76´ superyacht gives the feeling of a much larger yacht.

The integration between the main salon and helm on one level, and the galley and dinette on a lower level is unique in its openness. The helm seat stands in the center of the yacht, a perfect location for visibility even under difficult weather conditions, and the space provides a wonderful and comfortable stage for entertainment on board.

Down below, the owner’s stateroom amidships assures full beam, natural light and wonderful views to the outside through the oversized windows. The choice of materials, figured anigree wood for the wall panels, framed by stitched leather and polished metal trim creates a calm and relaxed feeling for a modern and elegant ambiance. The use of modern and innovative materials, such as the partition to the bathroom, a combination of wood and resin, and classic in its composition and balance. Every detail was studied to provide not only full function and ergonomic compliance but also beauty, such as the air-conditioned vents integrated in the ceiling panels along with the light fixtures inside an undulating pattern.

Every door is clad in stitched leather as are the nightstands and cabinets. The choice of the colors and the luxurious fittings assures a graceful blend of contemporary refinement.

Panoramic windows couple with a large, powered sunroof to flood the salon in natural light. In combination with the airy layout, this leaves occupants basking in the sensation of open space. This feeling is further enhanced by salon aft doors that disappear, allowing a total integration with the aft deck, and leaving a fully fitted cocktail bar as a central attraction.

The custom-made helm seat is carefully designed for style and comfort, with built-in controls on the armrest and easy access to latest generation electronic controls.

All Cheoy Lee hulls, and now the 23m Alpha 76’ yacht, are monocoque constructed, a technique used in aircraft construction, which enables all structural components to bond to the hull to work together to significantly increase hull strength, integrity and “work as one”. The monocoque technique allows virtually all of the stress that the yacht is subjected to during its operation to be spread out throughout the entire hull rather than limited to one specific area. This greatly increases the overall integrity of the yacht.

As composite materials have become more sophisticated the yard early on recognized the need for the highest degree of structural engineering and turned to the marine business of Gurit, to enable them to remain at the forefront of fiberglass construction. Gurit carefully calculates all structural components, and develops a specific layup schedule and structure for the specific needs of each component, in order to meet ISO 12215 Category A guidelines. Resin types, structural reinforcements and core materials are carefully evaluated and selected for peak performance before any construction begins.

One outstanding example of this customized construction is the large hull side window in the luxury yacht Alpha 76’. To meet the stringent requirements of the ISO rules for structure and window glass, the window requires a horizontal stringer. Gurit engineers optimized this stringer in carbon fiber unidirectional reinforcements to make it as small as possible. They then melded it into the rest of the structure to ensure its strength and minimize stress concentrations with minimal obstruction to the view.

This attention to detail creates the highest structural integrity throughout the Alpha 76’ superyacht. Gurit’s engineers provide continuous collaboration on processes such as sequencing of laminates to enhance buildability while still maintaining structural integrity.

Technical Specifications of the Alpha 76´ Express yacht

Length Overall (incl. platform): 76’ 6” 23.35m
Hull Length: 70’ 5” 21.50m
Length Waterline: 59’ 5” 18.13m
Beam: 19’ 8″ 6.04m
Draft (@ full load): 5′ 5″ 1.65m
Displacement (@ full load): 107,000 lb. 48,600kg
Fuel capacity: 1060US gal. 4000 l
Fresh water capacity: 264US gal. 1000 l
Black Water: 185US gal. 700 l
Gray Water: 185US gal. 700 l
Propulsion: – standard: Twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT 1,136bhp with ZF 4000 pod drives
- optional: Twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT 1,900bhp with ZF350V gearboxes,
Aquaqmet 22 propeller shafts and Platzer props.
Generator: Onan 32 kW, 60 Hz / Onan 27 kW, 50 Hz.

Below are image galleries for Cheoy Lee charter yachts and Luiz de Basto Designs.

Sanlorenzo becomes part of the Italian Industrial Design Association

November 09, 2011

The Italian Industrial Design Association (ADI) has been gathering designers, companies, researchers, teachers, critics, journalists around the design subjects, like consumption, recycle, education since 1956. It is a protagonist of Industrial Design development, as a cultural and economical fact. Its main goal is to promote and to help make effective, without any profit, the most appropriate conditions to design goods and services, through cultural discussion, actions towards the institutions and services supply.

L. Bocchietto M. Perotti L. Zaniboni

L. Bocchietto - President ADI, M. Perotti - President Sanlorenzo Spa, L. Zanboni

For ADI Design is a culturally aware way to project, a connection between the individual and social demand and the production offer. Design is a system linking producers and users, taking care of research, innovation, engineering, to make goods and services functional, socially worth and culturally valuable.

Sanlorenzo Yachts has been building always different and customized motoryachts, according to each owner’s requirement since 1958. Their lines over the trends, in which high skilled craftsmen since generations combine an extreme care for details with the use of valuable materials, “sailed” through over half a century piloted by a natural vocation for design, that since ever made the difference with other international yacht builders. Particularly, during the last seven years, since Massimo Perotti has acquired the company, this vocation has become a trademark, a strictly tightened imprinting to the brand and to every single yacht built.

Sanlorenzo SL104 - exterior

Sanlorenzo SL104 motor yacht Triple Fun

Sanlorenzo’s Design vocation was awarded by the Italian Innovation Award, delivered last June by Mr Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, for SL104 series motor yacht Tripple Fun Interior Design, conceived by Dordoni Architetti of Milan.

The Italian Award for Innovation, aiming to add values to the innovative capabilities of companies, universities, public administration, agencies, or single individuals, is destined to the Design world by indication of ADI (Industrial Design Association), which reports the works published in the latest issue of the Annual ADI Design Index.

Sanlorenzo SL104 - salon

Sanlorenzo SL104 Tripla Fun superyacht´s salon

For the role internationally played by the Italian yachting industry, for the quality, and the innovation capability of the Italian boatyards, leading the production of luxury yachts, ADI chose a particularly coherent project that talks about Design and “Made in Italy”. The SL104 series luxury yacht Tripple Fun interiors, built by Sanlorenzo, recall the home landscape with the use of self-standing and serial furniture and the layout conception, and strengthen the relationship between Design and yachting industry.

At the last Genoa Boat Show Sanlorenzo Yachts celebrated its design vocation with five Italian leading furniture companies – Artemide, Boffi, B&B Italia, Living Divani, Roda, all suppliers of first quality Design pieces to furnish the boatyard motoryachts – the research, avant-garde, courage, experiment, and elegance spirit that they share in a special evening lit by fireworks, when the sea, the yachts, and the Interior Design were protagonists, to talk about quality, creativity and innovation at 360°. It was a “grand premiere” of a new way to co-operate, to experiment, and to communicate in a multi-disciplinary system, where different technologies are combined to reach the picks of a quality that only Italian Design and Italian Boating Industry can achieve.

Below is an image gallery for Sanlorenzo luxury charter yachts.

Reichel Pugh new 35m sailing yacht Classic Racer 115

November 09, 2011

Reichel Pugh Yacht Design is working on a new 35m classic racing sailing yacht Classic Racer 115. Its enginnering team will try to offer a complete composite/metal structural design analysis and solutions. Despite being well-known for its modern designs, a new 35m Classic Racer 115 superyacht will be a mix of a bygone era classical elegance as for her exterior, and a modern interior, with very clean lines and a low profile yet dominating deckhouse.

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

The new 35m modern classic Reichel Pugh luxury yacht Classic Racer 115 will have the teak covered deck, simply laid out for ease of sail handling, with all the winches push button and hydraulically powered. The rig is specified as carbon
with swept back spreaders and non-overlapping jibs for ease of handling. The elegant teak decks will have classic lines, while keeping her racing functionality. With a spacious main saloon featuring padded seating areas on port and starboard, enclosed hear and separate shower forward, a twin navigation station on the port side aft of the main saloon and a galley on the starboard side aft, this 35m Classic Racer 115 racing superyacht will become very comfortable.

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - sideview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - sideview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Reichel Pugh 35m racing super yacht Classic Racer 115 will present simple but sophisticated design effort, with a flexibility in the option whether to build the yacht either in composite or alloy materials, with an option for a fixed or lifting keel, depending on the owner´s wish. Her construction scantlings will be created according to the latest ISAF Offshore Special Regulation Category “1″ requirements, with Plan Approval services to be provided by Germanischer Lloyd.

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - upview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - upview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

The fusion of all these elements creates a yacht that uses cutting edge technology in all its components making it visually stunning and complementing outstanding sailing performance with ease of handling.

The project follows in the success achieved by Reichel/Pugh over the years in developing and optimizing classic yachts for performance.

Classic Racer 115 superyacht - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Classic Racer 115 superyacht - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

In 2000 Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design worked as the Naval Architect to recreate the 1937 sailing yacht Starling Burgess and Olin Stevens designed J Class charter yacht Ranger for John Williams that was built by Danish Yachts and launched in early 2004.

Reichel/Pugh was the co-naval architect with Dijkstra & Partners on the 180’ Panamax Classic Ketch, the sailing yacht Hetairos built of high tech composites and recently launched (2011) by Baltic Yachts, Finland. On the Hetairos project Reichel/Pugh was responsible for the creation and development of the hull lines and appendages.

Main Specifications of the Reichel Pugh 35m sailing yacht Classic Racer 115

LOA: 34.95 m
LWL: 28.81 m
Beam: 5.47 m
Draft (fixed keel): 4.80 m
Draft (lifting keel: 4.00 m.-5.50 m
Displacement (fixed keel): 59,000 kgs
Displacement (lifting keel): 57,400 kgs
IM: 37.50 m
J: 11.00 m
ISP: 42.60 m
STL: 15.60 m
P: 40.00 m
E: 13.50 m
BAS: 2.35 m
Upwind Sail Area: 575 sq.m.
Downwind Sail Area: 1200 sq.m.
Deck hardware: Hydraulic Powered Winches and sail trim functions
Propulsion/ Main Engine: Retractable Propulsion
Yanmar 8LV 320 HP
Water Tanks: 2 x 400 ltrs
Fuel Tanks: 2 x 400 ltrs
Grey/Black Tanks: 2 x 400 ltrs

Below is an image gallery for Reichel Pugh Yacht Design.

Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey’s new expedition yacht Columbus 146

November 08, 2011

The Florida based Broward Shipyard, known for their spacious, good quality and well priced motor yachts and military vessels, is very proud to announce a new and exciting  ‘Columbus Series’ motor yachts. The first class Broward Columbus expedition yachts have been created in collaboration with the world renowned Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design with the first vessel being the 44.50 metre Columbus 146 superyacht.

Columbus 146 Expedition Yacht by Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey Design

Columbus 146 Expedition Yacht by Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey Design

The yard named this new  series of motoryachts the “Columbus” series as it is their aim to  bring the customers back to the United States with regard to realising new construction  projects and not only at Broward shipyard, but also at the shipyards of their United States colleagues who have proven that they are more than capable of delivering the finest yachts built.

Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Shipyard in collaboration with Donald Starkey

Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Shipyard in collaboration with Donald Starkey

It was Christopher Columbus who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the  American continents in the Western Hemisphere and following his footsteps in a time that customers are more and more looking for value for money.

Due to the fact that the yard organised itself towards a “lean and mean” project organisation, whereby they will execute  the project management, including design development, naval architecture and engineering and the core disciplines in house, they will be working with a careful selected group of subcontractors and suppliers. They will eliminate risks and safeguard flexibility throughout and most importantly first class and up to date quality, on time and on budget.

Donald Starkey designed guest cabin on board of the Columbus 146 yacht by Broward yachts

Donald Starkey designed guest cabin on board of the Columbus 146 yacht by Broward yachts

As a result of this Broward Shipyard are aiming to be considered as a very dynamic and innovative producer of first class motoryachts. Together with their skilled, experienced and dedicated craftsmen and carefully selected and reliable strategic partners and suppliers they shall offer unique, new and fully specified “Columbus 146” expedition motoryacht with attractive prices and with extended warranties.

Motor Yacht COLUMBUS 146

The Expedition Yacht “Columbus 146”  is  a 146’ or 44.5 meter  semi- displacement superyacht. Designed in cooperation with several of their customers and Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design. The yacht shall be engineered to  the yards best marine engineering standards and shall be built using proven engineered systems and accepted industry standards.

The “Columbus 146” charter yacht shall be built according the rules and requirements of the Classification Society and the Large Yacht Code 2 (LY2). Fully constructed in aluminium with a large beam of 30’ or 9.15 meter in order to reduce the draft  and provide access to the  most  remote and  shallow waters in the Caribbean waters and the keys.

Donald Starkey designed main saloon - Broward expedition yacht Columbus 146

Donald Starkey designed main saloon - Broward expedition yacht Columbus 146

Due to the fact that Broward build the  “Columbus 146”  in aluminium they are able to save weight,  which will benefit the performance of this motoryacht and offer an easy 14 knots cruising speed with a range of over 3,000 nautical miles, whereby the “Columbus 146” shall be provided with two Caterpillar C32 Acert main engines each with a maximum output of 1,299 bhp at 2,100 rpm.The  “Columbus 146” yacht will be fully specified with high ambient conditions and standards as a base, first class equipment throughout and more then realistic allowances for navigational, communicational and entertainment systems.

Expedition yacht Columbus 146 - main saloon by Donald Starkey Design - builder Broward Shipyard

Expedition yacht Columbus 146 - main saloon by Donald Starkey Design - builder Broward Shipyard

The design of the “Columbus 146” is safeguarding maximum comfort and  very efficient operations for owner’s, guest and crew when either used privately or as a charter yacht.

Broward also put a lot of attention into the specification with regards to the operational and maintenance cost and as an example of that all decks will be provided with an Esthec synthetic decking system.

Superyacht Columbus 146 of 44.50 metres - Master suite by Donald Starkey Design

Superyacht Columbus 146 of 44.50 metres - Master suite by Donald Starkey Design

A detailed Technical Specification of the new Broward Columbus 146 yacht is available for the shipyards customers, which shall be personalised towards the Owner’s requirements.

The construction time of the “Columbus 146” shall be approximately 24 to 28 months following the contract signature.

Broward Shipyard is convinced that it can contribute towards the success of all its  corporate and private customers  as their provider of first class “turn-key” motoryachts according the highest standards against very attractive prices.

Donald Starkey designed Master En-suite of the Broward motor yacht Columbus 146

Donald Starkey designed Master En-suite of the Broward motor yacht Columbus 146

Besides the above they are also a full service shipyard with regard to conversions, refits, repairs and maintenance works. At Broward Shipyard they accommodate and serve over 100 yachts a year as they have a large basin with docks and a large dry dockage area on land under cover when required. The shipyard has direct access to the ocean and deep water.

General arrangement of the Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Yachts

General arrangement of the Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Yachts

Technical Specification:

Main dimensions

Length overall  :  ca.   44.50 meters ca. 146 ft

Beam overall :  ca.     9.15 meters ca.   30 ft

Draft (@ 50% loaded) :  ca.     2.05 meters ca.     6 ft      8 inches.

Displacement (  50% loaded) :  ca.     248  metric tons. ca.     546,745 lbs.

Displacement (100% loaded) :  ca.     324  metric tons.  ca.     714,295 lbs.

Gross Tonnage : <<  500 GT.

Propulsion and performance

Main Engines   :  Two Caterpillar C32 (B-rating) with 969 kW – 1,299 bhp @ 2,100 rpm

Propulsion system :  Water lubricated propulsion system, five-blade propeller.

Fuel consumption :  ca.    244.1 lit/hr. – 64.5 gal/hr.

Cruising speed :  ca. 14.0 knots (@ 50% load).

Maximum :  ca. 17.5 knots (@ 50% load (theoretical hull speed = 15.07 knots)).

Range (@ 14.0 knots) :  ca. 3,100 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).

Range (@ 12.0 knots) :  ca. 3,850 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).

Range (@ 10.0 knots) :  ca. 5,000 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).

Tank capacities

Fuel :  ca.   47,750 liters ca. 12,615 gallons.

Freshwater :  ca.   11,500 liters ca.   3,040 gallons.

Lubrication oil :  ca.     1,400 liters ca.      370 gallons.

Dirty oil :  ca      1,600 liters ca.      423 gallons.

Grey water : ca.     1,400 liters ca.      370 gallons.

Black water : ca.        800 liters ca.      212 gallons.

Treatment plant tank : ca.        757 liters ca.      200 gallons.

Sewage holding tank : ca.     2,400 liters ca.      635 gallons.

Design and styling

The “Design and Styling” of the exterior of this  motoryacht shall be executed by  Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design.

The “Naval Architecture” of this motoryacht shall be executed by Broward’s engineering’s team.

The “Design & Styling and Interior Décor” of the interior of this motoryacht shall be executed by Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design or alternatively by an interior designer of the Owner’s approval

Accommodation

Owner’s, VIP’s and Guests   10 (alternatively 12) 12 private or charter guests

Crew                                           7 (alternatively 8)      8 pax

Royal Huisman 57.5m Super Yacht Twizzle wins four design awards

November 04, 2011

57.5m sailing yacht Twizzle, built by the Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has won four design awards during two ceremonies at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October 23-28. Twizzle superyacht´s exterior and interior were designed by Redman Whitely Dixon , with naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects and interior decoration by Todhunter Earle.

57.5m Royal Huisman luxury yacht Twizzle

57.5m Royal Huisman luxury yacht Twizzle

Sailing Yacht Twizzle by Royal Huisman - designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sailing Yacht Twizzle by Royal Huisman - designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Huisman luxury yacht Twizzle won ISS Best Superyacht Interior Design Award: Sail or Motor 2011 and ISS Best Sailing Yacht Design Award: over 40m 2011 at the annual 2011 International Superyacht Society Awards for Design and Leadership Gala Dinner at the Marriot Harbour Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale on October 27. ISS recognises every year individuals and companies in the categories like design, construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts.

Twizzle superyacht´s salon

Twizzle superyacht´s salon

Main Cockpit on the sailing yacht Twizzle

Main Cockpit on the sailing yacht Twizzle

At the prestigous Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, during the 2011 ShowBoats Design Golden Neptune Awards, 57.5m Twizzle superyacht designed by Redman Whitely Dixon won Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts and her fourth prize, Recreational Area for Guest Use Award: Sail or Motor.  The Showboats Design Awards recognise the most impressive yachts from the preceding year.

Below is an image gallery for Royal Huisman luxury charter yachts.

Dubois superyacht Twizzle, Zefira and charter yacht Kokomo winners at the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards

October 31, 2011

Three stunning Dubois superyachts were announced winners at the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The winners – 58.4 m charter yacht Kokomo, the 57.5 superyacht Twizzle and the 49.7 m Zefira yacht – were made known at an Awards Ceremony and Dubois Naval Architects would like to congratulate to all involved with these award-winning designs.

The stunning sailing yacht Kokomo by Dubois Naval Architects - available for luxury yacht charters

The stunning sailing yacht Kokomo by Dubois Naval Architects - available for luxury yacht charters

Sailing Yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture

Award for the best ‘Naval Architecture’ was awarded to the 58.4m Dubois designed charter yacht KOKOMO, constructed at Alloy Yachts in New Zealand. She has also won the 2010 ISS Best Sailing Yacht awards and this year she has also received the Judges’ Special Award at the World Superyacht Awards.

Kokomo Yacht features interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and with her lifting keel, Dubois believe she is one of the most advanced yachts of her type in the world today.

Accommodation on board of KOKOMO is offered to up to 12 charter guests in 5 cabins. All guest suites have expansive portholes, electric blinds, climate control, mood lighting and music systems.

Sailing Yacht Kokomo III - The Aft Deak Cockpit

Sailing Yacht Kokomo III - The Aft Deak Cockpit

Sailing Yacht Twizzle designed by Dubois Naval Architects - styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sailing Yacht Twizzle designed by Dubois Naval Architects - styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sailing Yacht TWIZZLE – Interior Design, Recreational Area for Guest Use

Launched in late 2010, the 57.5 m ketch Twizzle features exterior styling and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and was constructed by Royal Huisman.

Apart form her current ShowBoat Design award, Twizzle has already seen success this year, receiving Best Custom Built Yacht int he Asian Boating Awards and a Judges’ Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards. She as also received the awards for Best Sailing Yacht 40m+ and Best Interior at the ISS Awards Gala, the 21st anniversary of the event, held in Fort Lauderdale.

Dubois Sailing yacht Zefira - Galley

Dubois Sailing yacht Zefira - Galley

Sailing Yacht ZEFIRA – Exterior Design and Styling, Crew and Service Area

The stunning superyacht Zefira was designed for Italian owners and was built by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand. Her equally beautiful interior was designed by French designer Rémi Tessier.

Receiving Sailing Yacht of the Year, along with Best Sailing Yacht 45m+ at the World Superyacht Awards, Dubois are delighted that the ShowBoats Design Awards have also recognised her innovative style.