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J Class Yachts to return in Palma for Superyacht Cup 2014

January 22, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

To run from June 18 to 21, this year’s Superyacht Cup Palma is expected to be another amazing regatta, with the participation of more than 20 of the world’s largest and most famous yachts, comprising the return of the majestic J Class yachts. Thrilling spectators and photographers last year, the intensely close competing of these powerful and striking sailing yachts in the Bay of Palma was an extraordinary sight and dramatic images were seen all over the world.

J Class yacht at Superyacht Cup Palma - Photo by Claire Matches

J Class yacht at Superyacht Cup Palma - Photo by Claire Matches

Due to the success and popularity the Superyacht Cup has been nominated by the J Class as the premier regatta of the 2014 season. To mark this event there will be two exceptional historic trophies presented to the winners; the “Corinthian Kings Cup” made by R & W Sorley of Glasgow in 1914 is a silver cup first presented by King George V to the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, this will be awarded to the winning J Class over the four days racing with an amateur owner driver.  Secondly, the “Kings Hundred Guinea Cup” made by Carrington & Co of London in 1927 which was presented by King George VI for the Royal Yacht Squadron regatta in 1937. The first placed J Class on handicap on Wednesday 18th June will receive this striking silver gilt trophy.

Owner of Hanuman Yacht receiving the King´s Hundred Guinea Cup in St Barth´s 2013 - Photo by Cory Silken

Owner of Hanuman Yacht receiving the King´s Hundred Guinea Cup in St Barth´s 2013 - Photo by Cory Silken

Loyal supporters and Silver Sponsors, Rolling Stock, Astilleros de Mallorca, Pantaenius and Reckmann continue their association with the Superyacht Cup and the Dutch yacht builders Claasen Shipyard return for a two year Industry Partnership. Of the 17 yachts already registered, Claasen Shipyard has built 4 of the fleet, including last year´s Superyacht Cup overall winner, superyacht Heartbeat (Hoek Design). Claasen Shipyard put their success down to a combination of traditional Dutch workmanship and dedication to perfection with a constant drive to incorporate new technologies, an important aspect for performance superyachts. Claasen Shipyard and Dutch Naval Architects Hoek Design have together completed charter yacht Atalante, sailing yacht Firefly, Heartbeat and the J class luxury yacht Lionheart and have several new superyachts in build and on the drawing board.

Gaastra, the official clothing supplier and Gold Sponsor are preparing a colourful new collection for 2014 and will offer participating yachts and SYC sponsors the opportunity to order customized crew uniforms and team clothing.

New 80m Luxury Sailing Trimaran DRAGONSHIP 80 by Pi Yachts and McPherson Yacht Design

January 22, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Pi Yachts Ltd has recently asked McPherson Yacht Design to develop a new range of sailing trimarans, destined for the luxury end of the yachting market. Starting with the Flagship of the fleet, the 80m luxury sailing trimaran DRAGONSHIP 80, the brief was to create a style that was elegant and in-tune with what a Superyacht client would expect of a vessel of this size, while also maintaining a sporty image, which will reflect her performance. The result is the 80-metre mega yacht DRAGONSHIP 80.

80m superyacht Dragonship

80m superyacht Dragonship 80 by Pi Yachts and McPherson Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Dragonship 80 is an all-aluminium 80 metre 5 deck 3 masted trimaran with folding amas is the idea of senior management at Pi Super Yachts. “We looked for a designer with the imagination and creative flair who would produce a design that would easily convert into a realistic vessel, McPherson Yacht Design has done an incredible job. The yacht will be the flagship of our ‘Dragonship’ range of trimarans that we propose building over the coming years. The range will consist of the 80m, a 50m, 35m and our baby Dragon at just 25m,” says Will O’hara, Director of Pi Super Yachts.

80m mega yacht Dragonship by Pi Yachts and McPherson Yacht Design

80m mega yacht Dragonship - side view

The rig of superyacht Dragonship 80 is highly innovative and cutting-edge, similar to the wing masts recently used on the America’s Cup AC72 yachts. The system is the brainchild of Jack Manners-Spencer who’s been pioneering his Autosail rig since the 1980’s. It does away with the use of sheets for control, instead relying upon a powered rotating mast which supports the aerofoil section sail. Along with being fully automated the system also has the advantage of being able to rotate the sail surface to achieve the most efficient angle to the wind on any point of sail.

Another unique feature of Dragonship 80 yacht is the ability to gybe the sails over the foredeck due to the 360 degree rotational freedom of the rig. Two rig options are planned, ‘Sports’ and ‘Cruising’ depending upon the client’s wishes.

Luxury yacht Dragonship 80m

Luxury yacht Dragonship 80m

Propulsion will be all electric using new leading technology fast recharge batteries with charging from solar cells integrated into the fabric of the Autosail. Pi Super Yachts will be working closely with Autosail in producing their existing model and the new taller sail seen here on the Dragonship 80m yacht.

One particular issue that Pi Yachts wanted to address with their range of trimarans was the problem that such a large beam of 30m can create when in harbour. It was decided that the amas should be designed to fold away alongside the main hull when docked. This provides a much reduced beam at 20m and will allow the multihull to access marinas that would otherwise be off-limits.

Sailing yacht Dragonship 80m

Sailing yacht Dragonship 80m

Her layout of Dragonship 80 superyacht was designed to be charter-friendly, accommodating 12 guests in six cabins and supported by a crew of 17. Crew cabins are located in the amas while the Captain’s suite is on the upper deck, not far from the bridge. Tenders and toys are also stored within the amas leaving the aft end of the vessel available for a stunning Owner’s suite, complete with permanent balcony and private access foyer.

The main and upper decks are dedicated to social areas which will offer unparalleled views out to sea. Facilities on the main deck will include the Saloon, Bar, Dining Room, Library, Spa and a Gym , all encompassed by a wide promenade offering the sheer luxury of space. Outside dining is catered for at the aft end of this deck, while the foredeck is kept clear as a reconfigurable space that can be populated with loose furniture as desired.

Dragonship 80m Yacht - aft view

Dragonship 80m Yacht - aft view

The upper deck features the skylounge and has an emphasis on out-door enjoyment. A large exterior bar overlooks the Spa Pool and spacious sun-pads. This area can also be shielded from the sun by the built-in awning system. Forward of the bridge is another large exterior seating area including a bar/TV cabinet which leads on to open deck space for sun-loungers.

Exterior helm stations are located on the fifth, upper-most deck and boast commanding views of the rig and offer clear views out to sea. This deck also provides seating and a bar for guests to share in the thrill of helming the powerful, graceful Dragonship 80 yacht.

80m Dragonship superyacht - aft view

80m Dragonship superyacht - aft view

Pi Yachts Ltd, a new innovative company established in 2013 and the only Super Yacht builders in Wales, United Kingdom as a member of the S9L/AVR Group. Currently offering a range of advanced luxury Dragonship Trimarans 80m, 50m, 35m and 25m as well as bespoke Super Yacht building including hi-tech solutions for propulsion and electrical generation with zero or low emissions and fuel saving.

McPherson Yacht Design is a small, dynamic design studio based in Ripley, UK. The company was founded in 1995 by Rob McPherson, initially providing design support to a variety of well-known yacht designers and (as of 2013) has since progressed on to offering a full, independent yacht styling service. Its aim is to provide clients with a highly creative, collaborative and adaptive yacht design service that meets the exact needs of each project.

Video of Hoek-designed Truly Classic sailing yacht TC126 taking shape at Claasen Shipyards

January 21, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Classen Shipyards has just released a video from the construction of the new Truly Classic 126 sailing yacht TC126, which is progressing well at the prominent Dutch shipyard. Destined for a repeat client, the 38-metre superyacht TC 126 has been beautifully penned by Hoek Design. Her delivery is scheduled for 2015.

Construction of the hull at Bloemsma in Makkum began last summer and the magnificent aluminium structure was turned a few weeks ago. The next stage will see the hull transported to the yard in Zaandam where work will continue apace on outfitting.

Claasen Shipyards has built many Truly Classics over the years, all designed by Hoek Naval Architects and featuring a unique combination of classic lines and advanced technologies. The new luxury yacht TC 126 will be the largest in the range. Claasen Shipyards is building her in accordance with MCA LY2 regulations so the yacht can feature in competitive sailing races as well as be used privately and for a luxury yacht charter.

The deck layout is based on the successful concept of a private owner’s cockpit aft and a guest cockpit and deckhouse amidships. Below decks her classic interior will have walls and are made of Sweatania mahogany, while the floor borders are accentuated with maple inlay. The cabin ceilings will be finished in white to increase the sense of spaciousness. The combination of fine materials and finish will create a serene ambiance for owner and crew alike.

Jongert sailing yacht TAMER II returns home for refit

January 21, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Jongert sailing yacht Tamer II traveled her way from Golfe Juan in France to the Jongert shipyard in the Netherlands for a major refit. The upcoming 10 months will see the 36-metre superyacht Tamer II go through an engine room overhaul, complete repaint, rigging update, as well as various interior and exterior modifications.

36m Jongert superyacht Tamer II

36m Jongert superyacht Tamer II

Jongert Project Manager Hidde de Bruijn: “After the recently accomplished refits of Jongert yachts ‘Ameena’ and ‘Vivid’, we are delighted to start with a new refit project. And this time the scope and the yacht are even larger. Together with our team we are looking forward to another successful project!”

Tamer II superyacht in her shed at Jongert

Tamer II superyacht in her shed at Jongert

Tamer 2 Yacht leaving her shed at Jongert

Tamer 2 Yacht leaving her shed at Jongert

Recognized as a Jongert by a mile distance, Jongert luxury yacht Tamer II belongs to the Jongert Traditional Line. Her bowsprit and aft platform bring her length to a total of up to 36 meters. Her stern windows, ketch rig and teak wooden superstructure add to the distinctive Jongert T-line signature.

Sailing yacht Tamer 2 - side view

Sailing yacht Tamer 2 - side view

Tamer II Yacht from above

Tamer II Yacht from above

Vitters luxury yacht INOUI designed by Philippe Briand

January 21, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Sailing yacht Inoui was built by the prestigious Dutch manufacturer, Vitters. Designed by acclaimed Philippe Briand, luxury yacht Inoui is a majestic 33m (108′) performance sloop, destined for an experienced Owner, who likes to take the helm himself.

Vitters superyacht Inoui designed by Philippe Briand - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Vitters superyacht Inoui designed by Philippe Briand – Photo by Carlo Baroncini

With superyacht Inouï, the Owners aimed to create an extremely elegant, exciting sailing yacht with a very strong personality. In addition, they wanted to equal the comfort of the previous yacht while enhancing the performance.

Inouï yacht is the fourth carbon composite superyacht built at Vitters Shipyard. Hull and superstructure are fully carbon composite, constructed at Vitters sister company Green Marine in the UK. Due to the trapezium shaped bulwark and the desire to avoid a break line in the paintwork, Vitters decided to make the mould in two pieces with the cut line just under the water line. This new way of constructing ensures top quality laminate, strong connection and a smooth finish of the hull.

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Luxury yacht Inoui – side view – Photo by Carlo Baroncini

The Vitters team developed an advanced power and hydraulic system to ensure maximum capacity and usability of the winches and cylinders when racing, while also catering for a long quiet period of 8 hours during night-time.

The deck salon of Inoui superyacht can be totally closed off with an opening glass wall aft. When opened, this space is actually a cockpit with a bimini.

Inoui Yacht under sail - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Inoui Yacht under sail – Photo by Carlo Baroncini

When building a superyacht in carbon, the weight goal is paramount. The whole team had this focus imprinted in every decision taken, whether it was deck gear or interior. As a result, Vitters delivered Inouï 3% under full load displacement target weight. And as one can expect of a superyacht, there were no compromises on comfort levels and advanced materials were used to comply with stringent noise and vibration levels.

Naval architect Philippe Briand combined style and design features of the most beautiful sailing yachts that have existed over the past 70 years into a truly timeless design. The extraordinary and luxurious interior by Andrew Winch Designs offers a seamless transition from the exterior technical and leisure areas.

Sailing yacht Inoui from above - Photo by Gianfranco Forza

Sailing yacht Inoui from above – Photo by Gianfranco Forza

Luxury yacht Inouï is an eye-catching performance yacht in many ways. With her hull in carbon, lifting keel, lightweight interior and high roach square main, she is destined to perform well. And with her striking green hull, Inouï certainly stands out from the crowd.

Inoui superyacht - aft view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Inoui superyacht – aft view – Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Technical Specifications of Vitters superyacht INOUI:

Type Performance Sloop
Design & Styling Philippe Briand
Naval Architect Philippe Briand
Interior Design Andrew Winch
Length hull overall 33m (108′)
Length waterline 30.57m (100′)
Beam (max) 6.9m (23′)
Draught 3.8m (12′) keel up/5.4m (18′) keel down
Hull/Superstructure Carbon composite by Green Marine
Classification GL Hull certificate
Engine 1 x Volvo Penta D7C-B-TA

Below is a selection of the superb charter yachts built by Vitters.

Auckland-based Titan Marine preparing for upcoming superyacht season

January 20, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The quiet end to 2013 provided the Auckland-based superyacht refit facility, Titan Marine Engineering, with the perfect opportunity to refurbish and give maintenance to their slipway as well as refit yard in preparation for the upcoming superyacht season. With a full schedule ahead and the remaining available slipway bookings rapidly being taken, the last tasks for the current maintenance program will be completed in early February.

61m mega yacht White Rabbit Echo hauled at Titan Marine

61m mega yacht White Rabbit Echo hauled at Titan Marine

TME’s fabrication team has been working around the clock in order to minimise disruption to the slipway program and this has been achieved to date with careful management and team commitment.

The slipway is engineered for up to 80 meters and 1500 ton and with Titans class approved fabrication and machining capabilities make the yard a viable option for any vessels maintenance or refit requirements. In Downtown Auckland beside the Silo Superyacht Marina, Titans has the unique position to cater to vessels in their shipyard & works on the dock.

Previous vessels been hauled at Titan Marine include, Motor Yachts – charter yacht Unbridled, charter yacht Big Fish, White Rabbit, Michaela Rose, Itasca, Karima, Yacuun, Trailblazer, charter yacht VvS1, Valkyrie, charter yacht Tribu, Exuma & Ulysses and Sailing Yachts – charter yacht Shamoun & charter yacht Zenji. Other clients include Motor Yachts –  Mayan Queen IV, ‘A’, Alchemy, Plan B, charter yacht Suri, Family Day and Sailing Yacht – charter yacht ‘Che’.

New 24m sailing yacht Bd80 by beiderbeck designs in build at Cyrus Yachts

January 20, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

When the owner wishes a vessel without deck saloons, but still wants to be able to look out over the water from the seating area of his sailing yacht, this presents quite a challenge for the designers. But the creative minds at beiderbeck designs in Bremen, a member of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN – Superyachts Germany working group, have come up with an innovative solution in the new 80-foot sailing yacht Bd80. More than this, they have designed a versatile dream ship, incorporating sophisticated technology for an owner with unusual taste. Currently under construction at Cyrus yard in Turkey, the 24-metre superyacht Bd80 is a lovely High Tech Cruiser, scheduled for launch this spring in Antalya, Turkey.

Sailing yacht Bd80 by beiderbeck designs

Sailing yacht Bd80 by beiderbeck designs

Luxury yacht Bd80, unique in many respects, is a yacht to satisfy the highest demands. The basic concept is that of a fast but luxurious cruising yacht which can be handled by small or larger crews. The objective is the sailing equivalent of comfortable road travel in a fast limousine.

“We have not permitted any compromise to be made at the expense of handling”, observe Tim Ulrich and Immo Lüdeling from beiderbeck designs.

Bd80 Yacht - aft view

Bd80 Yacht - aft view

The Bd80 yacht is strikingly beamy at 5.85 metres, and the owner’s love of space soon becomes clear both above and below deck. During the design process the yacht’s overall length was extended from 76 to 80 feet, or just on 24 metres, by the addition of a bowsprit. This creates extra foot length for the 240 m2 Code Zero when reaching. Higher on the wind the Bd80 sails with a 125 m2 self-tacking jib. The 173 m2 mainsail – made by the French firm Incidences, like all the sails – furls into the boom and is sheeted mid-boom.

Thus the cockpit is kept completely clear of trip hazards, as practically everything seems to be retractable or concealed and virtually invisible. The halyards run in narrow channels beneath the unobstructed side decks. Magic trim hydraulic cylinders do all the work at the touch of a button. The owner has some professional experience in the area of control engineering and contributed his expertise and a wealth of ideas to make his wishes a reality.

Bd80 superyacht - side view

Bd80 superyacht - side view

The Bd80 superyacht’s clean finish in metallic white, black and gleaming stainless steel give her an attractively cool appearance. Composite built in glass and carbon fibre, with a shallow superstructure and a carbon rig by Hall Spars with many painted details, she has something of the look of a racing yacht at first sight. And the intrinsic values also show that the German client does not like to be overtaken. The drop keel from APM in Milan increases the yacht’s draught from 2.70 to 4.40 metres.

The technology of the double rudder system from French firm JP3 Steering Systems is suitable for long-distance yachts in a round-the-world race. Even the small details such as the anchor fluke made of titanium to save weight are in the high-end sector. Although tremendously powerful, this is however a cruising yacht with a conventional backstay and a 3.25-metre jet tender parked in the stern garage. A hydraulic cylinder in the main boom roller lifts the tender easily into the water. Because of the completely new window arrangement, strength calculations for the weight-bearing structures were performed by Gurit (formerly SP Systems) in an extensive FEM study and their construction was supervised by the independent composites expert Igor Ljubobratovic. The Bd80 yacht weighs just under 36 tonnes and leaves nothing to be desired in the way of comfort.

Luxury yacht Bd80 - Salon

Luxury yacht Bd80 - Salon

The low-cut hull windows already reveal how the all-round views from below deck have been achieved. The U-shaped sofa suite for up to ten people is arranged in such a way that you can see out from virtually every seat. But there are also pleasing views at closer range, as the interior of warm, bright surfaces accentuated with high gloss walnut and Moondust coloured paintwork is eye-catching in itself. A band of discreet leather upholstery continues the line of the windows.

The interior is embellished with a historical sea chart at the same height. Motifs from the chart are repeated in the floor covering, while sections of it are enlarged and printed on paper to feature in the decoration of the floor lighting. Various elements break up the veneer planking here and there; in the deck lighting, tiny spotlights even pick out the star signs of family members.

Superyacht Bd80 - Master Cabin

Superyacht Bd80 - Master Cabin

The Bd80 yacht has her own logo with a dragon and a mermaid. It appears on sailcloth next to a leather wall panel in the owner’s cabin, and also in his wet cell as an illuminated sign in amber next to striplights of the same colour from Yachtlite, a synergy from the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN working group. Here again, individuality is written large.

The partitioning of the cabins can be adapted to suit the yacht’s occupants. The twin single beds in the two aft guest cabins, each with its own wet cell, can be pushed together to form a double bed, while the Pullman-style top berth in the crew cabin folds away completely. If there is a small child on board the cabin door can be moved and hung in a second frame so that the cabin becomes part of the parents’ quarters.

Bd80 Yacht - Master Bathroom

Bd80 Yacht - Master Bathroom

Amongst all the other clever details, the walk-in wardrobe seems rather standard. The seat backs in the saloon can be adjusted forward for dining. The plasma screen TV rises up electrically from the sideboard. Only a hatch cover in the foredeck reveals that below it lies a locker storing the most frequently needed equipment close to hand. Because the genoa comes right down to the deck and restricts the field of vision, a forward-facing camera mounted on the bowsprit transmits the view ahead to the twin helm stands.

Fishing rod holders are integrated into the taffrail, and all the carbon guard rails are painted white. Directly below the cockpit there is an unusually large technical room and behind it the door of the tender garage which opens upwards, as the gangway, also hydraulically operated, and swim platform fold out from the transom.

Bd80 supryacht - Sailplan

Bd80 supryacht - Sailplan

The galley is by Miele, the below-deck furler by Reckmann, both also members of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN working group. Here again the owner attached importance to using German suppliers where possible or otherwise favoured European firms, who were all very enthusiastic about the Bd80 yacht project. The deck fittings were supplied by Lewmar and Niro-Petersen, the flush deck hatches by Solimar. The six-cylinder 190 HP engine from Steyr in Austria is power to weight ratio optimised. Dutch consultant Jelmer Wijma assisted the yard with execution of the systems, while Alewijnse was responsible for all the automation down to the remote monitoring system.

Bd80 Yacht - Deckplan

Bd80 Yacht - Deckplan

The careful thought that has gone into the design of superyacht Bd80 is no less apparent in the cockpit, where the entire aft wall of the superstructure including the automatic sliding door is made of glass. A shoe locker is at hand for visitors’ boots, while the welcome drinks are stored in the refrigerator.

The bimini struts extend in a trice to support a sunsail which shades the whole cockpit, including the generously proportioned seating island with a table that sinks down into the floor when the yacht is under way. The yard made a wooden model of the table as a trial and this was already so convivial that many of the build discussion meetings held around it continued deep into the night.

Luxury yacht Bd80 - Layout

Luxury yacht Bd80 - Layout

Specifications of Bd80 yacht

Length overall: 23.97 m
Beam: 5.85 m
Draught: 2.70 to 4.40 m
Displacement (unladen): ca. 36 tonnes
Ballast: 12.5 tonnes
Construction: GRP/CFP sandwich construction
Mast height above water: 34.60 m
Sail area on the wind: 298 m2
Mainsail: 173 m2
Jib: 125 m2
Sail area downwind: 423 m2
Motorisation: 190 HP Steyr

Nautor’s Swan announces sale of Swan 115 FD sailing yacht Hull 002

January 20, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

It has been an excellent start to 2014 for the prestigious Finnish luxury yacht manufacturer Nautor’s Swan, with the sale of Swan 115 FD sailing yacht Hull 002.

Rendering of Swan 115 FD Yacht - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Rendering of Swan 115 FD Yacht - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

The new flagship of the SwanLine, the Swan 115 yacht is a high-performance yacht developed for both bluewater and long distance cruising, and has the potential to excel in the world’s most important regattas.

Two Swan 115 yachts are currently in build at Oy Nautor AB: one Swan 115 S (semi-raised saloon) with lines and features designed predominently for cruising and a Swan 115 FD (flushdeck) with a slightly sportier appearance and configuration.

The Swan 115 has definitive hull lines, with a wide stern, twin rudders and a high grade steel keel blade with a T-bulb. Nautor also offers the option of a lifting keel, ideal for cruising the corners of the globe.

Swan 115 FD superyacht - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Swan 115 FD superyacht - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

The interior configurations for superyacht Swan 115 are also limitless with the owner’s cabin aft or forward, three or four guest cabins, as well as the option for a separate dining area.  The Swan 115 has designated crew quarters for up to six and is ready to explore the world’s oceans, with systems and capacities for long-range sailing.

Designed by renowned naval architect German Frers, luxury yacht Swan 115 is built of pure carbon (pre-preg), from a female mould, completely in-house at Nautor’s, to ensure optimum quality with no compromises.

The Swan 115 yacht, along with the full SwanLine, will be presented this week at Boot Dusseldorf, where Nautor’s Swan – Germany & Austria will be exhibiting in Hall 7A through to 26 January.

“We are thrilled to announce the sale of Swan 115FD – 002. With close to half a century of heritage behind us, the Swan 115 is a thoroughbred that stands true to the original values that inspired our very first yacht, the Swan 36 – passion, tradition and innovation,” said Enrico Chieffi, CEO of Oy Nautor AB.

It has been a busy winter for Nautor’s Swan with the lamination of Swan 115S – 001 underway and the first Swan 105 yacht in its final stages ready to leave Pietarsaari this spring, along with a Swan 90, and two Swan 60s. Meanwhile, the Nautor’s Swan Customer Care team is also managing various projects, including the refit of two Swan 82 yachts.

The SwanLine includes the Swan 53, Swan 60, Swan 66, luxury yacht Swan 80, superyacht Swan 90, Swan 105 and Swan 115.

Details of Swan 115 FD Yacht:

GENERAL
Length overall 115.5 ft 35.20 m
Length of waterline 107.7 ft 32.84 m
Beam max 26.6 ft 8.12 m
Draught (light) 18.86/11.48 ft 5.75/3.50 m
Ballast 70.547 Ibs 32.000 kg
Displacement (light) 210.760 Ibs 95.600 kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Fuel 1453 US gal 5500 ltr
Water 792 US gal 3000 ltr
Hot water 58 US gal 220 ltr
Service battery 1440 Ah/1h 24 V
Starting batteries 75 Ah/20h 24 V
Diesel generators 2×32 Kw 3-phase 230/400 V
Shore Power 36 kVA 3-phase 230/400 V
Engine Scania DI13 070M 450 HP 331 Kw

Below is a gallery for the exquisite charter yachts built by Nautor’s Swan.

Pendennis Cup 2014 Fleet of Superyachts

January 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Originally established in 2008, the Pendennis Cup has grown year on year, providing a unique opportunity for classic and modern superyachts to show their sailing capabilities in the dramatic waters of Cornwall in England.

Pendennis Cup 2012 - Photo by Nick Bailey

Pendennis Cup 2012 - Photo by Nick Bailey

Each of the four racing days usually brings its own unique set of conditions as Greg Perkins, Captain of sailing yacht Adela, explains: “Compared to other regattas we have competed in the racing is good as generally there is plenty of wind and the tidal waters make it tactically challenging. The shore side is great fun, with plenty of social events making for an exciting atmosphere.”

Once again race management will be provided by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and supported by renowned sailing officer Peter Craig, experienced in managing international events such as the Bucket Regattas, the Maxi Rolex World Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. Peter Craig reflected on his experience of managing the 2012 Pendennis Cup: “I’ve been involved in both grand prix and superyacht racing events for over 20 years now and 2012 was my first Pendennis Cup. It’s what sailboat racing should be with an emphasis on the fun aspect of the sport – competitive racing and fantastic parties, combined with the unique heritage of Falmouth, Cornwall.”

Pendennis Cup 2012 - Image credit to Nick Bailey

Pendennis Cup 2012 - Image credit to Nick Bailey

The 2014 Pendennis Cup will take place from the 26th-31st May in Falmouth, UK. The race days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, are supported by a range of shore side social events providing a fantastic opportunity for the guests, sponsors and crews to reflect on the days racing whilst enjoying the best hospitality, entertainment and cuisine that Cornwall has to offer.

An eclectic fleet is expected this year with superyacht Mariette of 1915 returning to defend her title, challenged by the impressive 65m three-masted schooner Adix who returns to the event for the first time since racing in the 2008 Pendennis Cup. Additionally we will see Pendennis-built performance sailing yachts compete against each other at the Cup for the first time: the iconic 1996 built sailing yacht Rebecca and the beautiful 46m Ron Holland ketch Christopher. Launched by Pendennis in 2011 Christopher raced exceptionally well at her inaugural regatta, the St Barth’s Bucket, the month after her launch. These yachts will be joined by local sailing yacht Breakaway and the 26m Bermudian Ketch Velacarina, who has competed in the last three regattas, with previous winner Adela keen to return.

Pendennis Cup 2012 - Image by Nick Bailey

Pendennis Cup 2012 - Image by Nick Bailey

The Pendennis Cup fleet will be supported by an equally competitive group of smaller classic yachts, now known as the Little Dennis Cup, which is set to include Ed Dubois-designed luxury yacht Firebrand returning to defend her 2012 title, alongside Pinnucia, Zarik yacht and the 1928 Kelpie of Falmouth.

With a wide range of yachts still confirming interest, the Pendennis Cup 2014 looks set not only to provide a beautiful spectacle in the waters of Falmouth Bay, but potentially one of the most dramatic and closely-fought regattas yet.

Rondal’s rig package for two new superyachts

January 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The first week of 2014 saw Rondal secure two important orders. The company will design and produce the rig package for a 43,5m Frers-designed performance sloop, presently in build at Royal Huisman, as well as a 46m Tripp-designed world cruising sloop, currently under construction at Holland Jachtbouw. Both projects are scheduled to be stepped in 2015.

46m Tripp-designed World Cruising Superyacht under construction at Holland Jachtbouw

46m Tripp-designed World Cruising Superyacht under construction at Holland Jachtbouw

On the first working day of the New Year, Rondal was entrusted with the complete rig package for a 43,5m Frers-designed performance sloop, currently under construction at Royal Huisman. The rig features a 58m, four-spreader carbon fibre mast and furling boom.

46m Tripp-designed sailing yacht - aft view

46m Tripp-designed sailing yacht - aft view

The second order, from Holland Jachtbouw, is the rig package for a 46m world cruising sloop conceived by Tripp Design. Rondal will supply a four-spreader carbon fibre mast with a total length that just clears the Panama Canal’s Bridge of the Americas. The complete package includes an exclusive Rondal “styled to order” carbon fibre furling boom and composite standing rigging.