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New 47m BEBE Yacht launched by VOS Marine

March 12, 2015

Antalya-based shipyard, Vos Marine, has just launched their all-new 47-metre motor yacht Project BEBE. The beautiful BEBE yacht is expected to be handed over to her Owner later this month.

BEBE superyacht at Vos Marine in Antalya, Turkey - Image credit to Vosmarine

BEBE superyacht at Vos Marine in Antalya, Turkey – Image credit to Vosmarine

Vos Marine luxury yacht BEBE features a steel hull and is powered by twin MTU diesel engines.

Gulf Craft chooses Garmin for new motor yacht Majesty 122

February 26, 2015

Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht manufacturers, has selected Garmin as the supplier for the electronics, navigation, as well as safety equipment for the latest addition to their superyacht range, motor yacht Majesty 122. Launched in Kuwait at the beginning of this month, superyacht Majesty 122 will be presented for the first time to a global audience at the 2015 Dubai International Boat Show, running in the enchanting Dubai yacht charter location from 3 – 7 March.

Gulf Craft superyacht Majesty 122

Gulf Craft super yacht Majesty 122

Founded in 1982, Gulf Craft is the largest producer of fibreglass boats in Asia and Middle East. The company has chosen Garmin as its preferred electronics, navigation, communication and safety equipment supplier, providing integrated systems for the Gulf Craft range of Majesty Yachts as well as its Oryx and Silvercraft brands.

The new luxury yacht Majesty 122 comprises two decks of richly decorated interiors and a spacious fly-bridge, with accommodation for ten guests in five staterooms, and quarters for five crew.  The sumptuously designed interior is matched by its impressive exterior layout, including a large sun deck with folding balcony on the main deck seating area.  The Majesty 122 is designed to have an ocean-going range of 2,100 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 15 knots, with a maximum speed of 20 knots.

The Garmin equipment on board includes the state of the art Garmin 8000 Glass Bridge at both helms, dual xHD open array radars, autopilot, VHF and instrumentation systems.

Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft said, “We chose Garmin for the Majesty Yachts 122 because of our successful history working with the company on our Majesty Yachts range as well as our other brands.  Garmin’s equipment is sleek and sophisticated, offering ease of use with the high quality and reliability we expect in a world-leading product range.  With Gulf Craft yachts exported all over the world, the ability to provide first class sales, service and support facilities all over the world was also an essential requirement. Like Gulf Craft, Garmin is an innovative company that continues to push the envelope.”

Since it was founded in 1989, Garmin has grown to become a global technology leader in the automotive, marine, outdoor, mobile, fitness and aviation sectors.  It was one of the first companies to develop a marine GPS chartplotter and has since evolved a complete and integrated range of marine electronics products including autopilots, radar, AIS, sonar, instruments, communications, and onboard thermal imaging cameras, and portable devices such as wearable and handheld GPS, and action cameras.  Garmin maintains its high quality through ensuring all product development, software and cartography is carried out internally using proprietary technology.

New Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ motor yacht INCONTATTO launched

February 25, 2015

The brand 33m new motor yacht Incontatto was successfully launched by the prominent Italian shipyard Benetti in Viareggio on February 16, 2015. Luxury superyacht Incontatto is a beautiful Benetti Tradition Supreme 108’ vessel, superbly penned by Stefano Righini. Below is an image of her sister ship – luxury yacht My Paradis (hull BK001), launched last year. The official information and images of the latest Benetti launch are still to be released.

Tradition Supreme 108 Yacht MY PARADIS - a sister ship to INCONTATTO Yacht - at launch

Tradition Supreme 108 Yacht MY PARADIS – a sister ship to INCONTATTO Yacht – at launch

Spanning over three generous decks, luxury yacht Incontatto can sleep up to 10 guests in maximum comfort, providing them with five beautifully appointed cabins. There is a generous full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as four VIP cabins on the lower deck. In addition, the vessel boasts a huge sundeck with Jacuzzi, dining table for 10 and lounge areas.

Video: Feadship superyacht SAVANNAH and motor yacht KISS

February 20, 2015

The respected Dutch shipyard, Feadship, has just released a short video showing the 83,50m superyacht Savannah (hull 686) and the 46m motor yacht Kiss (hull 689) at the Feadship yard Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. The video shows luxury mega yacht Savannah, while being readied for transport and sea trials, with protective film over the flawless metallic paint on the hull.

Launch of third Southern Wind 94 sailing yacht LADY G

February 20, 2015

The prestigious South African builder, Southern Wind, is excited to announce the launch of brand new sailing yacht Lady G. Beautifull designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta Design, superyacht Lady G represents the third vessel in the shipyard’s 94-foot mini-series.

Third SW94 superyacht Lady G by Southern Wind

Third SW94 superyacht Lady G by Southern Wind

Luxury yacht Lady G belongs to the  particularly “performance oriented” mini-series in the shipyard’s range. This series has enjoyed considerable success following the launch of Lady G’s predecessors, sailing yacht Windfall and superyacht Kiboko II, with the latter earning an Honourable Mention at the 2014 edition of the annual Compasso D’Oro Award promoted by the ADI (Association for Industrial Design).

Commissioned by an expert boat owner and passionate sailor, who has already built three smaller yachts with another reputable shipyard, super yacht Lady G is a semi-custom project, born of the owner’s desire to ensure that both he and his growing family could enjoy high performance sailing in great comfort, even in light winds.

SW94#03 yacht Lady G presents slightly different transom lines from those of her sister ships, as the aft cockpit deck floor has been lowered to emphasize her modern, sporty aspect, The owner’s cabin afore presents two separate double bunks and extra stowage lockers. A fourth guest cabin, with two Pullman bunk beds, replaces the TV lounge in the saloon.

The launch took place on February the 18th in Cape Town’s commercial harbour, in the presence of the proud owner and his family. “Lady G” superyacht will leave South Africa within the next two months and head towards the Mediterranean Sea, where the new owners will be able to enjoy the unique “allure” of their elegant superyacht.

Lady G yacht will be officially presented as a world première during 2015 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show.

Technical Specifications of super yacht Lady G:

DIMENSIONS

LOA : 29,02 m

LWL: 26.04 m

Beam (max): 6,66 m

Draft: 4.50 m

Displacement (lightship): 52.8 t

Water tanks: 1400 l

Fuel tanks: 3750 l

ENGINE

FTP N60 370 – 270hp @ 2800rpm (IVECO)

MAST

Southern Spars High Modulus Carbon Mast

RIGGING

EC6+

CERTIFICATION

RINA Class Certificate C +HULL-MACH (pleasure)

Below is a choice of the majestic charter yachts built by Southern Wind.

Video from launch of new 46m motor yacht KISS (hull #689) by Feadship

February 20, 2015

Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015 saw the launch of the brand new 46,40m (152’3”) motor yacht Kiss (hull #689) by Feadship. The striking Kiss superyacht has been superbly designed by Dubois Naval Architects, with interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Below is a video from the launch of KISS that looked resplendent in her metallic black livery, which Feadship Director Henk de Vries explained was the most complicated object ever to have been painted in this way. The video has been released by Feadship Holland.

Southern Wind 94 sailing yacht LADY G (hull # 3) launched

February 18, 2015

This week saw the launch of the all-new Southern Wind 94 sailing yacht LADY G (hull # 3) at Southern Wind Shipyard in Cape Town, South Africa. With naval architecture by well known Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, the 29-metre superyacht LADY G features exterior styling as well as interior design by renowned Nauta Design.

Southern Wind 94 super yacht Lady G at launch

Southern Wind 94 super yacht Lady G at launch - Image credit to Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design

Built in composite sandwich, the SW94 luxury yacht LADY G is a beautiful racer/cruiser, which guarantees high performance and comfort, along with typical Italian elegance and functionality. She is a sister ship to the 2010 superyacht Kiboko and the 2013 sailing yacht Windfall.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Reichel/Pugh:

Dubois-designed luxury yacht KISS launches from Feadship

February 17, 2015

Last weekend saw Dubois Naval Architects attend the launch of superyacht KISS (hull 689). Luxury motor yacht KISS is a beautiful 46,4-metre tri-deck vessel, representing the second Dubois design launched from Feadship, following the 46m luxury yacht COMO, launched last year.

New 46m superyacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship and Dubois Naval Architects at launch

New 46m superyacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship and Dubois Naval Architects at launch

The powerful and purposeful exterior profile of luxury yacht KISS, with its large bulwark window measuring some 6.5 metres in width, generates a sporty ambience. A sense of openness is enhanced by the giant doors adjacent to the main entrance, which slide out three metres either side.

Luxury yacht KISS

Luxury yacht KISS

The complete owner’s deck – an unusual feature for a yacht under 50 metres – makes the most of both the volume and interior space. An aluminium-plated sun roof opens up to add to the light interior vibe. More al fresco-like pleasures include a sun deck with Jacuzzi and a transom swim platform with swim ladder and underwater platform.

Motor yacht KISS

Motor yacht KISS

Super yacht KISS interior has been created by Redman Whiteley Dixon and features superior accommodation for eight guests in four suites, as well as four crew cabins, a staff room and a captain’s cabin positioned near the raised pilothouse.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts with design by Dubois Naval Architects.

New Feadship motor yacht KISS launched on Valentine’s Day

February 17, 2015

Rarely has the name of a newly launched Feadship been more appropriate than was the case last Saturday as the beautiful 46-metre motor yacht Kiss (hull 689) was lovingly revealed at Feadship’s Aalsmeer yard. In addition to the traditional cracking of the champagne bottle by the owner’s wife, scores of red balloons were released and red bubbly served to the hundreds of guests as well as Feadship staff, who had put their heart into superyacht Kiss.

Just launched 46m super yacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship

Just launched 46m super yacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship

Every Feadship launch is a special event as the owners get to see their completed superyacht for the first time. The christening of luxury yacht Kiss on Valentine’s Day made the theme of this particular gathering an easy one to decide, and love was very much in the air as the Feadship workforce and their families gathered to enjoy the occasion. Kiss looked resplendent in her metallic black livery, which Feadship Director Henk de Vries explained was the most complicated object ever to have been painted in this way.

Below are some of the thoughts of the speakers at this Valentine’s Day launch, all of whom emphasised the incredible teamwork involved in creating a splendid pure custom superyacht.

Luxury motor yacht KISS at launch

Luxury motor yacht KISS at launch

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work

“This is very much a family boat and we are very proud of all the craftsmen, technicians, engineers and all the other specialists for the work that they have done on Kiss,” stated Henk de Vries. “Like all Feadships, she showcases the relentless pursuit of perfection that is the Feadship hallmark. That is why we are so grateful for the confidence placed in us by the owners of Kiss and all clients who appreciate the true value of a truly bespoke motoryacht.”

Designer Ed Dubois also expressed his gratitude to the owners. “This project has been almost five years in gestation and, after a lengthy study of the market, the owners decided to go for Feadship as they wanted the very best. I love Holland and the main reason I love Holland is because of Feadship. It builds the best boats in the world and Kiss is another amazing achievement. Thank you for making my life a real joy!”

Launching ceremony of KISS superyacht

Launching ceremony of KISS superyacht

The interior of luxury yacht Kiss came from the boards of Redman Whiteley Dixon, under the guidance of Toby Ecuyer. “This project has been a great journey of ideas that has taken us around the planet,” he said. “The partnership between the different parties has been superb and I am very thankful to Feadship for helping us achieve this incredible boat.”

Captain Oliver Varley, who spent the last five months of the build working full-time at the yard, was also very pleased. “The quality that runs through Feadship at every level is truly impressive… It’s quite astonishing to see the skills involved in taking raw materials and turning them into the finished product. It will be my pleasure to sail the high seas with the confidence that comes from knowing that everyone assembled here today was behind the construction of this yacht.”

Sealed with a Kiss

The final word was, of course, given to the owner who gave a romantic speech in which he described Kiss as being like a new member of his family. “My wife had a dream to build a yacht of fantastic quality,” he said. “I cannot thank you enough for realising her dream…”

And with that the champagne corks were popped and this Valentine’s Day date with a difference was celebrated in cherished Feadship style…

Video: Newly launched 46m superyacht KISS (hull #689) by Feadship

February 16, 2015

The latest Feadship launch, superyacht KISS (hull #689) successfully hit the water on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The 46-metre motor yacht KISS boasts powerful and purposeful exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects, while her stylish and elegant interiors are by Redman Whiteley Dixon, and offer superior accommodation to 8 guests in four suites. Below is a video showing the newly launched KISS, released by Feadship Fanclub.