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Video of Bilgin 132 ‘M’ Yacht

March 16, 2015

Luxury motor yacht ‘M’ is a unique 40-metre vessel, built by the Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts in 2012. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, the Bilgin 132 ‘M’ yacht boasts striking modern lines and aggressive look, thanks to her vertical plumb style bow. Below is a video of the breath-taking ‘M’, made by ‘perfect’.

Video of 86m Oceanco motor yacht SEVEN SEAS departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida

March 16, 2015

One of the most impressive megayachts in the world, Oceanco motor yacht SEVEN SEAS (Y706) is an outstanding 86-metre vessel, boasting a spectacularly shaped and thoroughly tested steel hull with bulbous bow that is capable of worldwide ocean-going voyages and extensive cruising on high seas. Launched in 2010, superyacht SEVEN SEAS has been entirely designed by multi-award winning Nuvolari Lenard. Below is a video showing this beauty, while leaving the dock at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in the popular Florida yacht charter location – Fort Lauderdale on March 28, 2012. The video has been released by PTZtv.

Video from transport of Feadship 808 mega yacht SYMPHONY

March 16, 2015

A showpiece of Feadship excellence, the brand new 101,50-metre mega yacht Symphony (hull 808) was launched at Kaag island earlier this year. Superbly penned by bespoke Tim Heywood, luxury moto yacht Symphony represents the largest vessel ever built by Royal Van Lent. Below is a video from the transport of Symphony, while passing the Juliana Bridge in Alphen a/d Rijn on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The video was made by Danny Romani.

Videos from transport of 101m Feadship motor yacht SYMPHONY (hull 808)

March 16, 2015

The brand new 101,50-metre Feadship motor yacht Symphony (hull 808) is a striking and outstanding vessel, launched by Royal van Lent at Kaag island on January 30, 2015. Beautifully designed by acclaimed Tim Heywood, luxury mega yacht Symphony represents the largest yacht ever built in Holland. Below are the videos from the transport of the breath-taking Symphony to Rotterdam, which took place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The videos were made by Studio Alphen.

Re-launch of 50m classic motor yacht MALAHNE at Pendennis Shipyard

March 16, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015 was marked by the re-launch of the 50m (165’) classic motor yacht Malahne at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, following a meticulous 30-month restoration, during which the project’s details have been shrouded in secrecy. Originally penned by Charles E. Nicholson and constructed by Camper & Nicholsons in 1937, superyacht Malahne is one of a small number of pre-war motor yachts to have survived until the 21st Century. Having now gone through one of the most ambitious restorations of all time, her original elegance has been reinstated, whilst being modernised to be fully classed by Lloyd’s Register and compliant with the MCA Large Yacht Code (LY3).

Re-launch of 50m classic motor yacht MALAHNE at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, UK

Re-launch of 50m classic motor yacht MALAHNE at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, UK

While many people share a love for historic yachts, Nicholas Edmiston, the Chairman of Edmiston & Company, was uniquely placed to rescue and restore luxury yacht Malahne, having previously played vital roles in the rebirth of both Nahlin and Bluebird. He had followed the chequered history of the yacht for decades and in his own words, “I was fortunate to interest an Owner who understood and embraced this vision, and who entrusted Edmiston to pull together a team that could bring Malahne back to life.” Nick subsequently organized a project team and shipyard, who shared the passion and transformed this dream into a reality.

Malahne superyacht’s restoration has been carried out by Pendennis Shipyard, with classic yacht experts G. L. Watson & Co. providing the exterior design and the interior design for the crew accommodation. As William Collier, its Managing Director, comments, “The Malahne project is the most ambitious motor yacht restoration yet undertaken. The challenge of recreating many of the yacht’s features while achieving a faithful restoration of the hull shape has been very rewarding. Together we have brought an historically important yacht back to life.  Malahne appears as she did in the 1930s, while having all of today’s conveniences.”

Malahne Yacht at her launch

Malahne Yacht at her launch

On-site project management was provided by G. L. Watson and Edmiston Yacht Management (EYM), who pooled their complementary design and technical expertise to work closely with Pendennis.  Strong team work was required to restore the aesthetic and historical integrity of the yacht, while simultaneously installing the highest standards of modern comfort, technology and safety. As Malahne yacht emerged from the build shed, Jacqui Lyne, EYM Director, summed up the excitement of all members of the project team:  “It is like seeing a beautiful butterfly emerge into the sunlight!”

The spectacular Art Deco influenced interior design of the Owner and Guest areas was created by Oliver Laws, whose devotion to period design was previously applied to the interiors of Claridges in London. As the designer, Guy Oliver, explained: “The Owner’s brief to “make Malahne look as if she had been in continuous ownership since she was built” was wonderful and daunting. The new Malahne had to function with contemporary requirements for air conditioning and technology, all of which had to be contained in an original envelope. I spent a long time establishing a language and grammar for the interior, with bespoke detailing, woods and materials appropriate to the period, (which were all hand worked and finished), as well as designing and sourcing original furniture in a lightly eclectic way to give an air of authenticity and continuity. The result is a vessel of charm and elegance that makes a distinctive statement for which I am sure she will become renowned.”

The stylistic sensibilities of the Owner and designers has resulted in a unique yacht, with the fine details throughout … lighting, anchors, the bridge telecom, hand-painted surfaces and intricately authentic styling .. that are fully sympathetic to her original era. Mike Carr, Managing Director of Pendennis, is extremely proud of the standard of workmanship on-board: “Over the past two and half years the team here has worked incredibly hard to bring Malahne back to life. Seeing the final transformation from her 1980s form back to her original design, her launch marks a proud moment for everyone involved. Our tradespeople from all areas have applied quality, care, pride and passion to every aspect of the project. There have been unprecedented opportunities to showcase their restoration skills, whilst sympathetically integrating modern systems. Malahne now commands a special place in the Pendennis fleet.”

On completion of trials, classic motor yacht Malahne will be one of the most detailed, distinctive and beautiful motor yachts to be launched in recent decades, suitably reflective of an incredibly glamorous era of yachting. After sailing from Falmouth, she will return to the Mediterranean where she will be enjoyed by her Owner. Yacht operations will be managed by Edmiston Yacht Management, and Malahne will be available for superyacht charter.

MALAHNE

Malahne yacht was originally commissioned by W. L. Stephenson, the chairman of Woolworths in the UK. He already owned the J Class cutter Velsheda which was named after his daughters Velma, Sheila and Daphne. For Malahne he used the second halves of the threesome’s names. Stephenson cruised extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, but with the outbreak of war Malahne was commandeered by the Admiralty. As HMS Malahne, the yacht served on the Channel Patrol, and took part in the Dunkirk evacuation before seeing service for the Fleet Air Arm.

Post-War, luxury yacht Malahne had a series of European and American Owners before being acquired by movie producer Sam Spiegel in 1960. Spiegel, who produced On the Waterfront, The African Queen and Bridge over the River Kwai, initially used her as his floating production office off Aquaba during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia and in the 20 years that followed she became one of the most glamorous yachts in the Mediterranean. Spiegel’s cruises and parties were legendary and the guest book reads like a who’s who of Hollywood, with Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Peter Sellers, Jack Nicholson and many other famous names gracing Malahne.   The 1970s cult classic, The Last of Sheila, co-written by Stephen Sondheim and featuring James Mason, James Coburn, Dyan Cannon and Raquel Welch, was also filmed aboard Malahne.

Specifications of superyacht Malahne

Build Date: 1937

Builder: Camper & Nicholsons

LOA after restoration: 165ft / 50.29m

Draft: 10ft 9” / 3.28m

Beam: 25ft / 7.89m

Gross Tonnage: 440 GRT

Construction: Steel hull /Aluminium superstructure

Guests: 9 in 5 cabins

Crew: 12 in 7 cabins

Restoration & Naval Architect: Pendennis Shipyard Ltd

Owner’s Project Management: Edmiston & G. L. Watson & Co

Exterior Design, Crew Accommodation: G. L. Watson & Co

Interior Designer Owner & Guest areas: Guy Oliver (Oliver Laws Ltd)

AMELS 199 motor yacht MADAME KATE launched

March 16, 2015

The brand new 60-metre motor yacht MADAME KATE emerged from AMELS‘ 140-metre dry dock no. 1. Commissioning and sea trials of the distinctive avant-garde Tim Heywood-designed AMELS 199 mega yacht MADAME KATE are underway as scheduled, with delivery planned for Spring 2015.

AMELS 199 super yacht MADAME KATE leaving her shed

AMELS 199 super yacht MADAME KATE leaving her shed

The Dutch luxury yard has 10 new builds on schedule as promised. The almost ‘Mediterranean’ Vlissingen sunshine revealed superyacht MADAME KATE’s innovative, elegant exterior effect.

Luxury yacht MADAME KATE at launch

Luxury yacht MADAME KATE at launch

Photos of 101m Feadship mega yacht SYMPHONY (hull 808) leaving the shipyard

March 13, 2015

Launched by Royal van Lent at Kaag island in January 2015, the outstanding 101,50m mega yacht Symphony (hull 808) represents the largest Feadship built to date, as well as the largest yacht ever built in Holland. Luxury motor yacht Symphony has been superbly designed by multi-award winning Tim Heywood, with naval architecture by De Voogt and elegant interior styling by Zuretti. Below are the photos showing Symphony, while leaving the Kaag shipyard on the evening of March 12 for her transport to Rotterdam. The photos were released by ‘Feadship Fanclub’.

Feadship 808 mega yacht Symphony - Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Feadship 808 mega yacht Symphony – Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Luxury motor yacht Symphony by night - Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Luxury motor yacht Symphony by night – Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Superyacht Symphony - aft view - Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Superyacht Symphony – aft view – Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Bridge dismantled to give Symphony Yacht a passage - Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Bridge dismantled to give Symphony Yacht a passage – Photo credit to Feadship Fanclub

Video of Feadship 808 motor yacht SYMPHONY leaving the shipyard

March 13, 2015

Representing the largest yacht ever built in Holland, the impressive 101,50-metre Feadship motor yacht Symphony (hull 808) was launched by Royal van Lent at Kaag island on Friday, January 30, 2015. Beautifully designed by acclaimed Tim Heywood, luxury mega yacht Symphony is the first Feadship to be fully compliant with the new Passenger Yacht Code regulations, allowing more than the usual twelve passengers. Below is a video showing Symphony, while leaving the Kaag shipyard on the evening of March 12 for her transport to Rotterdam. The video has been released by ‘Feadship Fanclub’.

Video of 38m motor yacht So’Mar by Tansu Yachts

March 13, 2015

Launched by the Turkish shipyard Tansu Yachts last year, motor yacht So’Mar is a unique 37,9-metre cold – moulded wooden vessel, entirely designed by Tansu Yacht Design, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. Superyacht So’Mar can sleep up to 8 guests in maximum comfort and style. Below is a video introducing this jewel of the sea, released by Tansu Yachts.

Video: New 50m motor yacht Project AKOYA (YN 17650) by Heesen Yachts

March 13, 2015

Measuring 50 meters in length over all, luxury motor yacht Project Akoya (YN 17650) is a striking semi-displacement vessel, currently under construction at the Heesen Yachts shipyard in the Netherlands. Due to be delivered in 2016, superyacht Akoya boasts classy interior design by Cristiano Gatto. Below is a video showing Akoya, while being moved to her shed, courtesy of Heesen Yachts.