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Paragon Motor Yachts launch 30m motor yacht SKYMASTER

September 15, 2014

The all-new 30m (100’) motor yacht Skymaster has been launched by Paragon Motor Yachts. Superyacht Skymaster is expected to make her premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running in the lovely Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale from October 30 to November 3.

100ft superyacht Skymaster under sea trials - Image credit to Paragon Motor Yachts

100ft superyacht Skymaster under sea trials - Image credit to Paragon Motor Yachts

The new 100′ luxury yacht Skymaster is the result of a collaboration between Paragon and current Paragon yacht owners. This vessel features vertical windows (“Bahamas House”), which create more interior volume and cut down on incoming heat from the sun. The new “Bahamas Cockpit” design features a large mezzanine and allows for the Center Console to be pulled over to the island.

Super yacht Skymaster boasts three king staterooms, a fourth queen-size stateroom and an additional bunk, along with accommodation for four crew members.

24m Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA launched by Vismara Marine

September 12, 2014

The Italian shipyard Vismara Marine has recently launched its 24m sailing yacht NAKUPENDA. The style of this new V80 Vismara maxi custom yacht was born from the collaboration between Vismara’s professional project Vismara design with her ambitious and visionary Owner, who was eager to see a combination of an easy cruiser yacht with long range cruising in style. 24m luxury yacht NAKUPENDA is a modern and refined cruiser constructed to enjoy a quality time at the sea with guests and family.

Luxury Super Yacht NAKUPENDA - Vismara Marine - Profile

Luxury Super Yacht NAKUPENDA - Vismara Marine - Profile

Vismara V80 yacht Nakupenda was built in carbon fibreglass and episodic resin. Her spacious and comfortable interior provides accommodation to 10 guests in cabins equipped with custom entertainment systems. Two crew members can also be accommodated on board.

Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA

Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA

The new Vismara V80 Easy Cruising sailing yacht NAKUPENDA is a truly avant-garde and stylish yacht. She is made entirely in a fibreglass carbon construction as traditionally used in the Vismara family. The deck space ensures the maximum enjoyment of both owner and his guests in any weather condition. A huge flybridge is entirely dedicated to guests as they can enjoy navigation in comfort, protected by the spray-hood in this amazing structure that is overlooking the beautiful teak deck.

Vismara Marine sailing yacht Nakupenda

Vismara Marine sailing yacht Nakupenda

Two cockpits, a stunning teak bridge and ultra-comfy interiors with a huge living room on the stern with seaside view, are all made to measure. The owner and his guests will enjoy the pleasure of sailing in lightness moving on the raised central cockpit and, at the end of the day, they will be hosted by the deck saloon with panoramic side windows and the Vismara custom curved windows on the stern side.

V80 Vismara Marine yacht NAKUPENDA

V80 Vismara Marine yacht NAKUPENDA

Nakupenda Yacht - by Vismara Marine

Nakupenda Yacht - by Vismara Marine

Luxury yacht NAKUPENDA

Luxury yacht NAKUPENDA

Luxury Yacht Nakupenda - Vismara Marine

Luxury Yacht Nakupenda - Vismara Marine

Launch and delivery of Oceanic Yachts 90′ hull #1 motor yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

September 04, 2014

Oceanic Yachts, the all-new line of explorer vessels, is excited to announce that the brand new motor yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita) – hull #1 of its Oceanic Yachts 90′ STS in straight shaft version – has been launched and delivered. Sold last January 2014, superyacht TSA TSA will make her world premiere at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, to be hosted by the lovely French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14.

Oceanic 90 super yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

Oceanic 90 super yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

A full set of photography will be ready at the show.

Among the amenities offered by the first Oceanic 90’ yacht TSA TSA is an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, while a VIP plus two guest cabins are located on the lower deck.

Luxury motor yacht TSA TSA

Luxury motor yacht TSA TSA

The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the in-house design studio in conjunction with the Owner. The primary timbers used throughout will consist of limed Grey Oak, Macassar Ebony, Wengé, lacquered wood and wood floors.

Luxury yacht TSA TSA - aft view

Luxury yacht TSA TSA - aft view

The convertible aft deck, with oversized modular sofas, will stow a 6.50m diesel powered SACS tender while two 3-seater personal water-crafts, 2 Seabobs and one JetLev will be stored in the transom garage. An additional stand-up JetSki will be installed on the deck, right under the 1.5 ton capacity Opacmare crane.

Aboard TSA TSA Yacht

Aboard TSA TSA Yacht

The engine room will be buffered from the lower deck amenities by a spectacular sound insulation system engineered like on a 50 meter yacht and the by the vast crew quarters and custom made galley.

TSA TSA superyacht - Exterior

TSA TSA superyacht - Exterior

As the entire Oceanic Yachts production – OY 90 #1 super yacht TSA TSA maintains the brand-new philosophy whose main features are: extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption, resulting in reduced overall operating costs.

Super yacht TSA TSA - Exterior

Super yacht TSA TSA - Exterior

“DiElec”mode. The option offered on the 90′ (and the 140′ as well) is the “DiElec” version – which stands for Diesel-Electric propulsion. It is a true innovation of the Oceanic range. In this version, the 90′ can run either on its two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines for speeds up to 27 knots or, alternately, on its two electric motors fed by the two generators. Under Electric power, the OY can run at 8 knots with a consumption in the region of 40 liters per hour.

Oceanic 90’ STS luxury yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

Length: 91’2” (27.8 m)

Beam: 23’ (7 m)

Top Speed: 27 knots

Power Package:

Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert @1,925 hp

Also available in DiElec with Pods

Top Speed: 27 knots under diesel – 8 Knots under Diesel Electric

Power Package: Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert @1,925 hp + twin Auxilia 80 kW engines

Launch of first Oceanic 90’ motor yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

September 03, 2014

The all-new motor yacht Tsa Tsa (ex Dolce Vita) has been successfully launched by Oceanic Yachts. Superyacht Tsa Tsa represents the first Oceanic 90’ vessel, built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia – Canados, with naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects. She will make her premiere at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, running in the glamorous French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14, 2014.

Rendering of Oceanic 90 motor yacht DOLCE VITA

Rendering of Oceanic 90 motor yacht Tsa Tsa (ex Dolce Vita)

The main features of the first Oceanic 90′ luxury yacht Tsa Tsa are extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, as well as high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption, resulting in reduced overall operating costs.

Oceanic 90′ super yacht Tsa Tsa provides comfortable accommodation 4 lovely cabins. These include an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, as well as a VIP cabin and two guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. There is also space for a crew of 3/4 professionals in 2 crew cabins.

Video and photos from launch of 107m Expedition Yacht Support Vessel – Motor Yacht ULYSSES at Kleven

September 03, 2014

August 30, 2014, at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, was marked by the launch of the robust and impressive 107m expedition yacht support vessel – Motor Yacht ULYSSES - build no. 366. Scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2015, the outstanding 107m superyacht ULYSSES has been designed by the Norwegian ship design company, Marin Teknikk. Below is a video showing the launch, produced by Fuglefjellet AS and released by Kleven.

The 107m high specification luxury yacht support vessel build no. 366 is designed especially for long expeditions in rough waters, and blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras. It was a landmark new contract for shipbuilder Kleven, which has a solid track record when it comes to building large and advanced offshore vessels, when it was announced in April 2013.

Launch of the 107m Kleven superyacht support vessel build no. 366

Launch of the 107m Kleven superyacht support vessel build no. 366 - motor yacht ULYSSES - Image credit to Kleven

107m Kleven yacht support vessel build no. 366 hitting the water

107m Kleven yacht support vessel - build no. 366 - Motor Yacht ULYSSES hitting the water - Image credit to Kleven

107m Kleven expedition yacht support vessel build no. 366

107m Kleven Exlorer Yacht ULYSSES - Image credit to Kleven

Launch of new 31,68m motor yacht SERENITAS at Mengi Yay

September 02, 2014

The all-new 31,68-metre motor yacht Serenitas, also known as hull number 82, has recently hit the water at Mengi Yay in Turkey. Superyacht Serenitas has been beautifully designed by Ginton Naval Architects, with interior design by BTA Design.

Mengi Yay super yacht Serenity

Rendering of Mengi Yay super yacht Serenity

Luxury yacht Serenitas can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 lovely cabins, including a generous master cabin on the main deck, two VIP cabins, a double cabin and one twin cabin on the lower deck. All five cabins offer en-suite facilities.

Made of steel and aluminium, luxury yacht Serenita is built to RINA Charter Class. She is run by twin 490hp Caterpillar C12 diesel engines, expected to reach a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Newly launched ROCK.IT Yacht by Feadship

September 01, 2014

The outstanding 60,35-metre motor yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) has recently hit the water at Feadship in the Netherlands. Destined for an experienced owner who rented luxury charter yachts by Feadship and appreciated the essence of the brand, the all-new ROCK.IT yacht has raised the bar of what can be achieved in an entirely bespoke project. Fast from the outside, cozy on the inside, she boasts the first-time application on a superyacht of an intuitive control and maneuvering system developed for naval application.

Newly launched mega yacht ROCK.IT by Feadship

Newly launched mega yacht ROCK.IT by Feadship - Photo credit to Feadship

“Each Feadship is unique and no two Feadship owners are the same,” stated Feadship director Henk de Vries to an audience of several hundred guests at the launching ceremony. “It is our privilege at Feadship to create the most amazing yachts on the oceans for the most fascinating people on the planet, and it has been an amazing and sometimes rollercoaster ride to partner with the owner of ROCK.IT.

“During his many visits to the yard, we had terrific fun with this unconventional and no-compromise client. His between-your-eyes honesty and tremendous respect for and appreciation of Feadship craftsmanship pushed us to new heights. This is the epitome of the Feadship experience, which encompasses the entire design and construction process. ROCK.IT is a true 21st-century Feadship: stunning aesthetic design nestled in a super-stable oceangoing package that will truly rock the waves.”

Luxury motor yacht ROCK.IT

Luxury motor yacht ROCK.IT - Photo credit to Feadship

Taking the challenge

It takes only the briefest of glances at superyacht ROCK.IT to see the challenge faced by the yard, the designers and naval architects from Sinot Yacht Design and Feadship. They had to pull out all the stops to realise the owner’s vision of a striking, innovative and sporty look. “ROCK.IT is very sleek and bold without being pretentious,” explained exterior designer Sander Sinot. “A natural flow of lines and surfaces makes the yacht breathe speed and exude elegance.”

The awesomeness continues inside, where dark precious woods and light stones are blended in a fantastically detailed classic modern interior. Splendidly spacious thanks to the full-beam throughout, crotched mahogany and striking diagonally veneered sycamore panelling create a very personal touch. Backlit pure White Onyx in combination with the most exquisite Portoro and other marbles elevate the interior to a higher level without losing its main purpose of being a true family yacht. But ROCK.IT yacht is also a party boat when the time is right.

Superyacht ROCK.IT

Superyacht ROCK.IT - Photo credit to Feadship

One of the most striking features of mega yacht ROCK.IT is the skylight in the sun deck canopy, which dims automatically depending on the strength of the sunlight. This allows for an open feel while optimising comfort levels.

Cutting edge

The ROCK.IT superyacht contains cutting edge technology, as in the installation of a unique control system that includes a semi-DP autopilot system. This will allow the yacht to keep her heading at anchor, hovering on the main engine and the thrusters. Optimal use of the various manoeuvring modes is made by means of a three-axis steering joystick with a rotational factor. “I was willing to accept this new system because it comes from a proven military background,” said ROCK.IT yacht’s captain. “I’m also glad we did this with Feadship as it requires a high degree of confidence in the hardware and the people. This maneuvering system represents a real step towards the future. To make it happen at this point in time, took real vision and considerable skill.”

ROCK.IT Yacht

ROCK.IT Yacht - Photo credit to Feadship

Technical specifications of luxury yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687)

Year built:  2014

Length: 60.35 m / 197’0”

Beam: 10.80 m / 35’5”

Draught (loaded): 3.30 m / 10’10”

Fuel capacity: 120,000 litres / 31,701 US Gallon

Fresh water capacity: 24,000 litres / 6,340 US Gallon

Design  Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects

Exterior styling: Sinot Yacht Design

Interior design: Sinot Yacht Design

Propulsion

Main engines:  2x MTU 12V4000M53R, 1140 kW @ 1600 rpm

Generators: 3x Kilopak 175kW

Accommodation

Owner: Two in owners’ stateroom

Guests: Eight guests in four guest staterooms

Crew: Twelve crew in six crew cabins; one in captain’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck

Water sports: 1 x 7.00-metre tender,1x crew tender, wave runners, etc.

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Feadship.

Launch of new 60,35m motor yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) at Feadship

August 28, 2014

Today, August 28, 2014, saw the premier Dutch builder Feadship launch the brand new 60,35-metre motor yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) at their yard in Aalsmeer. Superyacht ROCK.IT has been entirely designed by Sinot Yacht Design. The official information and images of the striking ROCK.IT are still expected to be released by the yard.

Feadship Motor Yacht ROCK.IT. - Photo credit to Feadship

Feadship Motor Yacht ROCK.IT. - Photo credit to Feadship

Mega yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) provides deluxe accommodation to 10 guests in total. There are five beautifully appointed cabins, including the spacious owner’s stateroom, as well as accommodation for a crew of 12 members.

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Feadship.

New motor yacht Viking 75 hits the water

August 28, 2014

Last week saw the Viking Yachts‘ return to the motor yacht market become another day closer to reality, when the all-new motor yacht Viking 75 left the building for her proverbial Travelift ride to the launch well.

Luxury yacht Viking 75 left her building at Viking Yachts

Luxury yacht Viking 75 left her building at Viking Yachts

Once in the water, Viking’s Joe Snodgrass took bow and stern waterline measurements to mark for freeboard heights, while the dip in the basin helped establish the location for the waterline striping.

Viking's Joe Snodgrass takes bow and stern waterline measurements

Viking's Joe Snodgrass takes bow and stern waterline measurements

While the interior and exterior appointments of the yacht are still being finalized, there is no mistaking the beautiful lines of the luxury yacht Viking 75, which will make her world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30 – November 3, 2014. She will be available for sea trials through the company’s exclusive dealer network.

New motor yacht Viking 75 on the water

New motor yacht Viking 75 on the water

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts built by Viking:

Launch of 43m sailing yacht COLUMBIA at Eastern Shipbuilding

August 28, 2014

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is thrilled to announce the recent launch of the 43-metre sailing yacht COLUMBIA, a steel hull replica of the historic Gloucester Fishing Schooner. The launching of superyacht COLUMBIA took place at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility in Florida’s Panama City on August 23, 2014 and was attended by employees, dignitaries, as well as guests.

43m super yacht COLUMBIA launched by Eastern Shipbuilding

43m super yacht COLUMBIA launched by Eastern Shipbuilding

On April 17, 1923, the original COLUMBIA was launched in Essex, Massachusetts. Ninety-one years later, an exact replica of the COLUMBIA (ESG Hull 981) was launched in Panama City, Florida.

At the christening ceremony, Brian D’Isernia spoke about the journey of bringing the super yacht COLUMBIA back to life, the teamwork of the companies, and thanked the hard work of the men and women that made this dream possible. Steve Southerland, U.S.

Representative of the 2nd District of Florida, spoke about the teamwork and dedication of putting together a vessel like the COLUMBIA yacht. Father Roy Marien of Saint John’s Catholic Church of Panama City, Florida, performed the blessing of the vessel. Brian’s wife, Mimi D’Isernia had the honor of christening the COLUMBIA.

Launch of luxury sailing yacht COLUMBIA

Launch of luxury sailing yacht COLUMBIA

The original COLUMBIA was a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard of Essex, Massachusetts. Essex was the center for North American Fishing Schooner construction. Designed by the innovative William Starling Burgess, the COLUMBIA was bred for speed. In the fall of 1923, the COLUMBIA challenged the BLUENOSE, Canada’s legendary schooner in the International Fishermen’s Cup Races in Halifax. Nearly winning the title, the COLUMBIA was narrowly defeated by the BLUENOSE and was one of the few American schooners to provide a challenge to BLUENOSE.

Tragedy struck the promising young COLUMBIA on August 24, 1927 near Sable Island, the notorious “Graveyard of the Atlantic”, where the COLUMBIA was lost with all hands in a gale. Decades later, Brian D’Isernia, owner of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. in Panama City, Florida, discovered the original lines plan of the COLUMBIA in the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Massachusetts. He took the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of bringing a significant piece of maritime history back to life. Drawn by her proud history and her beauty, Brian began the journey of bringing the COLUMBIA back to life, and returning her to the glory she deserves.

Classic sailing yacht COLUMBIA

Classic sailing yacht COLUMBIA

Working with John W. Gilbert & Associates of Boston, Massachusetts, the design was re-engineered with a steel hull instead of wood. An engine room and staterooms were added to the design. Covey Island Boatworks of Linenburg Nova Scotia built the rigging and spars. Blocks were fabricated by A. Dauphinee & Sons and all the sails were constructed by Michelle Stevens Sailloft, LTD, both from the Second Peninsula, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Teak decking was completed by Teakdecking Systems of Florida.

Luxury yacht COLUMBIA will continue to undergo outfitting and begin sailing trials this fall. She will also be exhibited at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30th – November 3rd, 2014.

Original COLUMBIA Yacht launched in 1927

Original COLUMBIA Yacht launched in 1923

Design details of super yacht COLUMBIA:

DIMENSIONS:

Length On Deck ……………………………………………………… 141’-2”

Length @ Waterline………………………………………………..110’-0”

Beam (Molded) ……………………………………………………… 25’-6”

Hull & Superstructure Construction…………………………. Steel, ABS Grade A-36

Main Mast …………………….One (1) 17” x 124’-10”, Covey Island Boatworks, Douglas Fir

Laminated Lower. Sitka Spruce Laminated Top Mast

Foremast ……………………….One (1) 17” x 115’-7”, Covey Island Boatworks, Douglas Fir

Laminated Lower. Sitka Spruce Laminated Top Mast

CERTIFICATES/REGULATORY:

Registry/Flag/Certificate of Documentation: United States of America

CONSTRUCTION GUIDANCE:

The vessels hull, superstructure and underwater gear are designed constructed and Classed in accordance with the Lloyds Registry Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, INC.

Eastern’s proven successful shipbuilding record stems from the fact that they are willing to accept any new challenge and are confident that they can successfully build and deliver any type of vessel that their Client’s require, both on time and on budget.

As Eastern moves into the future, they look forward to the continued diversification and growth of their portfolio of vessels which brings new challenges and ultimately grows the company. At Eastern, each employee starts and ends the day with the same goal in mind; work safe, work smart, and build the best vessel possible. Eastern currently has a total workforce of over 1,600 employees.