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Brand new Mulder 94 Voyager Superyacht FIREFLY launched

May 13, 2015

Mulder Shipyard has successfully launched the brand new Mulder 94 Voyager superyacht Firefly (BN97). Currently available for sale, the 28,50m motor yacht Firefly will now undergo sea trials. Below are the photos from the eagerly awaited launch of this beauty, released by Mulder Shipyard and shared by ‘Dutchmegayachts’.

Mulder 94 Voyager Yacht Firefly at launch - Photo by Mulder Shipyard and Dutchmegayachts

Mulder 94 Voyager Yacht Firefly at launch – Photo by Mulder Shipyard and Dutchmegayachts

With naval architecture by Vripack, the Mulder 94 Voyager luxury yacht Firefly is a beautiful Dutch quality all-aluminium vessel, featuring both exterior as well as interior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. She is built to RINA classification and is powered with twin Caterpillar C18-1150hp diesels, expected to achieve a maximum speed of 18 knots.

Superyacht Firefly ready to hit the water - Photo by Mulder Shipyard and Dutchmegayachts

Superyacht Firefly ready to hit the water – Photo by Mulder Shipyard and Dutchmegayachts

Brand new 55m Motor Yacht ATLANTE launched by CRN Yachts

May 11, 2015

CRN, the builder of steel and aluminium pleasure vessels between 50 and 90m in length, hosted a private ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2015 to launch its brand new 55m motor yacht ATLANTE (hull No. 134). With naval engineering by the yard’s in-house Engineering Department and beautifully designed by acclaimed Nuvolari Lenard, superyacht ATLANTE boasts amazingly strong, unmistakable personality. She will now undergo the last fitting-out activities and technical sea trials.

55m CRN Superyacht Atlante at Launch

55m CRN Superyacht Atlante at Launch

Nuvolari Lenard has already successfully partnered with CRN on several luxury vessels, including the 43-metre charter yacht Magenta M (ex Magnifica), the 46-metre superyacht Clarena and Saramour yacht, as well as the 72-metre mega yacht Azteca.

Launching a new yacht is always a moment of great pride for the entire Shipyard” – says CRN’s Chairman and CEO Lamberto Tacoli – “as emotions go hand in hand with the satisfaction of knowing that each and every one of our products is going to represent our brand and Made-in-Italy yachting across the world’s seas. The ‘ATLANTE’ is an extraordinary jewel – a very innovative one – we can truly be proud of. We are deeply grateful to the Owner Company for choosing us to build such an extraordinary yacht; to the design firm Nuvolari Lenard, that through the ‘ATLANTE’ have once more confirmed their incredible creativity; and to all CRN’s workers and subcontractors who were involved in this project from its very beginning to its final completion.”

Entirely constructed in Ancona, ATLANTE yacht has a purposely strong stylistic identity, which takes inspiration from some elements typical of military crafts: square shapes, sharp lines, as well as innovative, sophisticated design solutions.

Architect Dan Lenard said:We conceived and created this new yacht together with CRN following the requirements of the Owner Company. The outer lines have been developed having in mind a specific final look – aggressive, but at the same time very proportionate. Seen in her entirety, this is a high-impact yacht, whose determined military look becomes soft on the sea. This is why we found some original solutions, such as a non-traditional bow and areas entirely devoted to guests, like the side doors of the main deck that, once the tenders have been launched, can be exploited to the fullest.

Spanning over five spacious decks, super yacht ATLANTE is run by twin 1230 KW @ 1800 RPM CATERPILLAR diesels, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

More information about CRN.

Launch of Massive 147m Mega Yacht WHITE PEARL – The largest Sailing Yacht in the World

May 11, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015 saw the premier German shipyard, Nobiskrug, launch the massive and breath-taking 147-metre mega yacht WHITE PEARL (hull 787) at the shipyard’s facilities in Kiel. Scheduled for delivery next year, the impressive WHITE PEARL yacht currently represents the world’s largest sailing yacht.

NOBISKRUG Shipyard in Kiel, Germany where WHITE PEARL Yacht was constructed

NOBISKRUG Shipyard in Kiel, Germany where WHITE PEARL Yacht was constructed

The largest vessel ever built by the prestigious German shipyard, the all-new superyacht WHITE PEARL will now undergo the final fitting-out and first sea trials. Her construction started in March 2012, and she is reported to feature a beam of 24,38m (79’10”) and a draft of 8m (26’2”).

Two other mighty sailing yachts are currently under construction. One is the 141m (462’6’’) mega yacht DREAM SYMPHONY, taking shape at Dream Ship Victory in Turkey. The other is the 108m (354’) superyacht SOLAR, in build at Oceanco.

More information about Nobiskrug.

Brand New Mangusta 110 Motor Yacht Hull #2 Launched

May 07, 2015

The Overmarine Group successfully launched the brand new Mangusta 110 motor yacht Hull #2 from their private wharf in Viareggio, Italy on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Due to be handed over to her Owner soon, the second Mangusta 110 yacht will enjoy cruising the azure waters of the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destinations. She will make her world debut at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

Second Mangusta 110 Yacht Transport

Second Mangusta 110 Yacht Transport

Introduced to the market over the past two years, Mangusta 110 superyacht represents an amazingly versatile Maxi Open Mangusta model, mixing up sporty and timeless lines, excellent performance, as well as maximum comfort.

Mangusta 110 motor yacht Hull no. 2 at transport

Mangusta 110 motor yacht Hull no. 2 at transport

Boasting racy and sporty external lines, Mangusta 110 yacht features the all-new aesthetic and structural features, including the sundeck, which can host a second helm station; the large side window at the height of the Owner’s area, as well as the new open-air spaces for socialising and ongoing contact with the sea, as the dining area at bow in addition to the sunbathing area. Moreover, the vessel boasts the new glazing which can be found on the larger models, a single big panel of glass at the height of the salon which provides fantastic visibility from the inside and allows abundant amounts of natural light to enter.

Accommodation aboard the second Mangusta 110 is divided into 4 spacious and comfortable cabins, with a complete separation between the guest and crew areas. The interiors are modern, present-day, contemporary and the materials used are exclusive, in addition to design furnishings, objects and beautiful items, created especially for this vessel.

Second Mangusta 110 superyacht ready to hit the water

Second Mangusta 110 superyacht ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht Mangusta 110 is run by twin MTU 16V 2000M94 diesels and KameWa Roll Royce waterjets, achieving an amazing top speed of 33 knots, whilst maintaining stability, remaining completely vibration-free and emitting very low noise levels. She is fitted with a Zero Speed gyroscopic stabiliser – both at anchor and underway – which helps to additionally improve onboard comfort and increases the range of ways which the vessel can comfortably be used for.

More information about Mangusta (Overmarine).

Eagerly awaited launch of 63m Sunrise Mega Yacht IRIMARI

May 07, 2015

April 30, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey saw Sunrise Yachts launch the brand new mega yacht IRIMARI (hull 632). Luxury motor yacht IRIMARI represents the first vessel of the Sunrise 63m series, launched after 30 months of construction. She will be displayed at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

First Sunrise 63m Superyacht IRIMARI at launch

First Sunrise 63m Superyacht IRIMARI at launch

The launch of luxury superyacht IRIMARI was the first of its kind as she was lifted from her cradle on the dock by two 700 cranes from the heavy-lifter ship HHL Valparaiso, and delicately lowered to the sea.

Beautifully designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino, the nearly 1500 gt luxury yacht IRIMARI will undoubtedly prove to be  a real head turner in the upcoming months. With naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design of Antalya and interior design by Focus Yacht Design of Bremen, IRIMARI is a full-displacement vessel, featuring a hi-tensile steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is capable of cruising beyond 5,000 miles and achieving a maximum speed of 17 knots.

The upcoming two months will see IRIMARI yacht undergo a final fit-out, commissioning and sea trials before being delivered to her owners for the summer season.

Two giant masts of new 85m Superyacht AQUIJO optimized by Equiplite Europe | Sailing Perfection BV Group of Companies

May 06, 2015

Sailing Perfection Group of Companies (Equiplite Europe) has successfully further optimized the two giant masts of the all-new 85m superyacht Aquijo (project name) with their 90 metric tonne 2:1 top swivel, deck hardware rated 24T, as well as “plug-&-play” installed on removable swiveling pad-i. Luxury sailing yacht Aquijo, also known as Project 85, is a beautiful high performance ketch, built by Oceanco and Vitters Shipyard to a design by Tripp Naval Architects.

New 85m mega yacht AQUIJO (Project 85) at launch

New 85m mega yacht AQUIJO (Project 85) at launch

With masts and sails this large, the loads are undoubtedly very high. Equiplite Europe has been tasked to deliver more load holding capabilities with less windage, the quickest reliable connection and lowest weight to provide the advantages needed in terms of performance as well as safety on a yacht of this size.

Removable swiveling pad-i by Equiplite Europe

Removable swiveling pad-i by Equiplite Europe

Luxury yacht Aquijo will prove that a large sailing yacht can feature at least equal sailing characteristics as a yacht of smaller dimensions. She will be undoubtedly a comfortable cruising yacht, as well as a true sailing yacht, performing well at all points of sail.

Autumn Delivery for Massive 91m Lurssen mega yacht ORCHID

May 06, 2015

The leading German builder, Lurssen Yachts, is proud to announce the eagerly awaited launch of the massive 91m mega yacht ORCHID (project name), which took place on April 30, 2015. Luxury motor yacht ORCHID will shortly undergo sea trials. She is scheduled for delivery to her Owners in Autumn 2015.

91m Lurssen Superyacht ORCHID - Photo by Klaus Jordan

91m Lurssen Superyacht ORCHID – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht ORCHID was launched from the floating dock 29 months after her keel was laid in 2012, and 19 months after her technical launch in 2013. She has been entirely designed by Reymond Langton Design and represents a bold, contemporary design throughout, personified both by the dynamic, sculptural shaping of the exterior, as well as the bright and elegant interior. Among the many fine features aboard the breath-taking ORCHID belongs a generous waterside beach club, VIP guest suites with fold down balconies, as well as extensive spa and treatment facilities.

Luxury motor yacht ORCHID - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury motor yacht ORCHID – Photo by Klaus Jordan

More information about Lurssen.

Launch of highly innovative Horizon E78 Yacht

May 06, 2015

Taiwan-based shipyard, Horizon Yachts, has proudly announced the launch of the highly innovative Horizon E78 yacht, boasting a unique, hydraulic Hi-Lo hardtop and folding radar mast. Luxury motor yacht E78 has successfully completed her sea trials in Kaohsiung and will be delivered to the United States in mid-May as an available yacht for sale.

Newly launched Horizon E78 Yacht

Newly launched Horizon E78 Yacht

Designed by the yard’s in-house naval architects and engineers, the Hi-Lo hardtop of the all-new luxury yacht E78 utilizes a custom hydraulic system to lower the height of the yacht from 28’11” to 20’5”. This allows the vessel to easily cruise under fixed-height bridges like those found in the Great Lakes region; the folding radar mast can also be lowered separate of the hardtop, if desired.

Horizon E78 Yacht - Exterior

Horizon E78 Yacht – Exterior

Aboard motor yacht E78

Aboard motor yacht E78

At Horizon, we pride ourselves in providing creative solutions to the design and usability issues that our clients face,said Roger Sowerbutts, Director of Horizon Yacht USA.We understand that many who boat up North in the summer, specifically in the Great Lakes area, are restricted in their cruising locations, and in the size yacht they can enjoy, due to fixed bridge heights. This location-specific design we created for the E78, with her unprecedented hydraulic hard top, was our answer to that problem, and she retains features that will appeal to boaters in the southern areas like Florida and the Bahamas as well.

Luxury yacht E78 - Wheelhouse

Luxury yacht E78 – Wheelhouse

E78 Yacht - Galley

E78 Yacht – Galley

Designed by the yard’s in-house team, the interior décor of the E78 yacht features modern and traditional design elements, including warm North American walnut and Camphor woods, parquet cabinetry, marble, laser-engraved mirrors and neutral soft goods. Accommodation is offered to up to 6 guests in 3 lovely en-suite staterooms. There is a King master stateroom, bow Queen VIP stateroom and twin guest stateroom. In addition, one en-suite crew cabin as well as crew mess can be found aft of the engines.

Horizon E78 Yacht - Saloon

Horizon E78 Yacht – Saloon

Luxury yacht E78 - Cabin

Luxury yacht E78 – Cabin

New Horizon E78 yacht is powered by twin CAT C32 1600HP diesels, reaching a top speed of 25 knots at full load. She can comfortably cruise at 19 knots, and also features zero speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, Maretron monitoring system, Hamann sanitary treatment system, and much more.

More information about Horizon.

Launch of impressive 85m Sailing Superyacht AQUIJO (Project 85) announced by Oceanco and Vitters

May 05, 2015

Oceanco and Vitters Shipyard are thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new 85m sailing superyacht AQUIJO (Hull Y711/Hull 3069, Project 85). Both prominent Dutch shipyards worked closely through all stages of the custom mega yacht AQUIJO, beautifully designed by Bill Tripp, with interior design by Dölker + Voges.

Launch of Oceanco and Vitters superyacht AQUIJO (Project 85)

Launch of Oceanco and Vitters superyacht AQUIJO (Project 85)

Superyacht AQUIJO is a true performance sailing yacht, thanks to Oceanco’s innovations and experience in the construction of large custom power yachts in 80m+ range, as well as Vitters Shipyard’s vast experience in building large, high performance sailing yachts.

Built under the project name P85, the outstanding sailing super yacht AQUIJO mixes up excellent sailing performance, state-of-the-art technology and reliability, with exceptional space, comfort and luxury.

New 85m mega yacht AQUIJO (Project 85)

New 85m mega yacht AQUIJO (Project 85)

The 85-metre yacht AQUIJO boasts competitive sailing capabilities with relative ease of handling. She is a real sailing yacht, performing well at all points of sail and benefitting from exhaustive engineering and superior craftsmanship.

Super yacht AQUIJO features a clean, high-volume superstructure designed to blur the boundaries between inside social spaces and outside deck areas, with long, clear sightlines throughout. She boasts a comfortably clear and modern interior that adorns four decks of common as well as discrete living areas, for both social and private use.

Moreover, AQUIJO superyacht boasts a ground-breaking steering system, developed by Vitters Shipyard. By translating the hydrodynamic forces on the underwater rudder blades directly to the Fly Bridge steering wheels, this steering system provides the helmsman with immediate feedback, a feeling for the yacht.

All-new 55m Fast Displacement Motor Yacht AZAMANTA (YN 17255) launched by Heesen Yachts

May 04, 2015

Heesen Yachts is thrilled to announce that they successfully launched their all-new 55m Fast Displacement motor yacht AZAMANTA (YN 17255) during a private ceremony at their facility in Oss, the Netherlands, on May 1, 2015. Superyacht AZAMANTA represents the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50 metres. She will undergo sea trials in the North Sea, and subsequently, will be handed over to her owners in July 2015.

HY 17255 AZAMANTA Yacht at launch - Photo by Dick Holthuis and Heesen Yachts

HY 17255 AZAMANTA Yacht at launch – Photo by Dick Holthuis and Heesen Yachts

The highly innovative Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) of AZAMANTA yacht was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, in partnership with the yard’s in-house naval architects. The striking AZAMANTA is expected to achieve an impressive top speed of 16,5 knots, with a range of 4,500 nm at a cruising speed of 13 knots. She will set a benchmark in terms of efficiency, propelling around 600 tonnes of steel and aluminium at 15 knots with only 600kW of power.

Destined for an experienced yachtsman, luxury yacht AZAMANTA has been superbly penned by Omega Architects. She features vertical windows and numerous glass insertions in the bulwarks to allow more natural light to flood her beautiful interiors by Sinot Design, providing comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. These include a lovely master suite, which can be found on the main deck forward and features a recessed balcony on the starboard side. The guest cabins are all positioned on the lower deck and include a full-beam VIP cabin, as well as two twin and two double cabins. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, each of them decorated with breath-taking wall mosaics.

Motor yacht AZAMANTA - Photo by Dick Holthuis and Heesen Yachts

Motor yacht AZAMANTA – Photo by Dick Holthuis and Heesen Yachts

Externally, AZAMANTA superyacht provides an amazingly spacious 110 sqm sundeck, hosting a popular Jacuzzi with a rigid cover. Thanks to this, it can be transformed into a stage for live music performances and is complemented by a high-fidelity and powerful sound system. The 70 sqm owner’s private terrace is positioned forward, fitted with three built-in sofas surrounding the dining table for up to six guests. Tenders and toys can be conveniently found in the forward garage and launched through gull-wings doors on each side. This leaves space in the lazarette for a wide beach club and gym with a large swim platform.

More information about Heesen.