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Comprehensive maintenance and cosmetic refit for Oyster 72 sailing yacht COOKIELICIOUS at Lyman-Morse

November 20, 2013

Written by zuzana

Originally launched by Oyster Marine in 2006, the Oyster 72 sailing yacht COOKIELICIOUS came to Lyman-Morse in May 2013 to undergo an extensive maintenance as well as a cosmetic refit. Luxury yacht COOKIELICIOUS sailed away on July 1, for a summer of fun, cruising the waters of Newport, the Vineyard, Nantucket & Block Island.

Oyster 72 Yacht Cockliecious under refit at Lyman Morse

Oyster 72 Yacht Cookielicious under refit at Lyman Morse

Lyman Morse repainted boot stripes, cove stripe, cap rail and spin pole (all in “Range Rover Vesuvius Orange!”), pulled and serviced the entire rig, refurbished all seacocks, completely rebuilt and repainted all deckhouse windows and refurbished most onboard systems.

Works on Cockliecious Yacht

Works on Cookielicious Yacht

COOKIELICIOUS yacht returned to Lyman Morse the end of September for some additional work before heading south for the winter. Team Lyman-Morse painted the boom and the mast. Interior work included rebuilding the heads amidships and forward, re-varnish the cockpit table. Interior carpentry and finish projects include refinishing handrails, repairing nav station wood trim, salon stairs, and some minor repairs to the bed in the master suite. Some of the teak deck planks were reefed out, routed and new caulk installed. After Lyman-Morse did a full systems check, they found that she needed new batteries and davit lines.  Oyster Marine sent Lyman-Morse a new upper rudder bearing and the bimini was reconfigured to accommodate the strata-glass sail viewing window. These projects will bring comfort to all!

Luxury yacht COOKIELICIOUS  set sail for Bermuda, on Thursday, November 14. Bon Voyage!

Layout and Design
The Oyster 72 yacht was conceived from the outset to blend the live-aboard and seamanlike qualities of a typical Oyster within a design where high performance was of equal or greater priority. Modern composite engineering produced a hull and deck that are both light and stiff, without compromising the strength, durability and ease of handling for which Oysters are known.

Oyster 72 luxury yacht Cockliecious

Oyster 72 luxury yacht Cookielicious

The Oyster 72 yacht has a sleek deck and cockpit design, with her rolled edge side decks, transom stairwell and a host of ‘superyacht’ style features. The Oyster 72 saloon is spacious and complements the large cockpit.

Technical Specifications of the Oyster 72 yacht COOKIELICIOUS:

LOA: 74′
LWL: 64′
Beam: 19′
Draft: 9′
Displacement: 105,821 lbs
Builder: Oyster Marine

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Kiwi design and technology on display at this week’s METS

November 19, 2013

Written by zuzana

This week’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam will feature a range of New Zealand-designed and manufactured marine products, some of which will be exhibited in the SuperYacht Pavilion. The products will range from a new high-tech fibre used for sail-making to inflatable spinnaker retrieval systems and a weight-saving, carbon fibre torsional headstay.

NZ Marine companies exhibit at METS in Amsterdam

NZ Marine companies exhibit at METS in Amsterdam

Fifteen members of the New Zealand Marine Export Group – C-Quip, C-Tech, Doyle Sails New Zealand, Events Clothing, Fastmount, Fusion Marine Entertainment, Magnus Marine, Manson Anchors, McKay marine electronics, MedAire, Pacific Aerials, Southern Spars, Stainless Downunder, Superyacht Interiors and TruDesign – are exhibiting at METS, which runs from 19 to 21 November.

“METS is the world’s biggest marine trade show and offers the ideal opportunity for New Zealand’s specialist marine component suppliers to showcase their products and services to over 19,000 show visitors from the world’s boat building and refit sectors,” says Peter Busfield, executive director of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) which incorporates the export-focussed group.

“The joint NZ Marine presence at METS helps promote the incredible level of innovation for which New Zealand marine equipment and component designers and manufacturers are known, ,” Busfield says. “With METS located in Amsterdam, it’s a great location for personnel from the European boat building and refit yards to check out the latest innovations from Kiwi companies.”

“We are also delighted to see that Doyle Sails New Zealand and Fastmount were nominated for this year’s DAME Design Awards, a highly-respected design competition for new marine equipment and accessories.”

METS is the final of three major international marine expos which feature the joint displays of NZ Marine member companies this year; the other two events being September’s Monaco Yacht Show and October’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Among the products being featured by NZ Marine member companies are:
– A brand-new and unique ultra-molecular weight polyethelene (UHMWPE) fibre from Doyle Sails New Zealand, called Stratis ICE sail fibre. Interest in ICE has already been high and the 37m charter yacht Moonbird and 30.5m superyacht Indio have both commissioned a full set of new Stratis ICE sails with sail trials scheduled before the end of the year. Lighter, more durable and stronger than any other sail fibre available, the new ICE fibre is 100 per cent developed in New Zealand and has been nominated for a prestigious DAME design award which will be announced on the opening day of the METS expo. Manufactured in New Zealand, the Stratis membrane technology range is distributed throughout the world by the 80 Doyle sail-making facilities.

Luxury charter yacht Moonbird to feature a full set of new Stratis ICE sails

Luxury charter yacht Moonbird to feature a full set of new Stratis ICE sails

– The multi award-winning range of panel mounting systems from Fastmount, among them the DAME design award-nominated MC-05 maxi metal clip-set, Fastmount’s first metal panel mounting system. The Fastmount team will also be talking to expo visitors about their very low profile clip-set, the VL-03, which won the furnishing and interior parts innovation award at the US International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in September.
– Inflatable spinnaker retrieval systems for 10 to 20-metre yachts, called C-T Snuff-Air and flexible, furling sail battens for superyachts from carbon fibre component specialists C-Tech.
– Three products from Southern Spars expected to attract attention are their new EC6 Torque torsional headstay which utilises their patented bundled carbon fibre rods, the iLock mainsail headboard car system available in both racing and superyacht configurations and the coastal furling boom, which brings superyacht componentry to the production yacht market.
– Global yacht medical support company MedAire features their crew training programmes. These are developed by medical experts who understand remote medical care – as well as stringent maritime regulations – and deliver hands-on, comprehensive medical instruction, specifically tailored to the maritime environment.
– The iconic Line 7 Marine brand takes centre stage for well-known marine clothing and superyacht uniform specialists Events Clothing. Having secured the global design and manufacturing rights for Line 7 Marine in July this year, Event Clothing is actively looking for new stockists and distributors for the clothing range around the world.

Exhibiting side-by-side in the ‘New Zealand Pavilion’ in Hall 2 of the METS expo are: C-Tech (02.232), Events Clothing (02.127), Fastmount (02.226), Fusion Marine Entertainment (02.113), MedAire (02.131), Pacific Aerials (02.230), and TruDesign (02.224). Superyacht Interiors (02.228) joins the NZ Marine group through the ‘incubator’ programme which helps growing New Zealand exporters attend the key international marine expos with a cost-effective presence. Creating a second ‘New Zealand Pavilion’ presence in the Superyacht Pavilion are: C-Quip (10.404) McKay (10.408), Magnus Marine (10.413) and Stainless Downunder/Kiwi Closures (10.411), and exhibiting in their own right are: Doyle Sailmakers (10.715), Manson Anchors (02.106) and Southern Spars (01.106).

The NZ Marine Export Group is the export sector of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) and represents over 50 organisations which export products and services to clients around the world.

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Sailing yacht MV100 concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Studio Starkel

November 18, 2013

Written by zuzana

The majestic and elegant 34-metre sailing yacht MV100 concept has been developed by the Ukrainian shipyard, Fifth Ocean Yachts, and the Italian design firm, Studio Starkel. Superyacht MV 100 concept has been designed to provide uncompromised sailing.

Superyacht MV100 concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Studio Starkel

Superyacht MV100 concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Studio Starkel

MV 100 Yacht Concept - upview

MV 100 Yacht Concept - upview

Luxury yacht MV100 concept - Exterior

Luxury yacht MV100 concept - Exterior

MV100 Yacht Concept - General arrangement

MV100 Yacht Concept - General arrangement

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht MV100 concept:

LOA 34,40 m
L HULL 31,00 m
Beam 6,90 m
Draft min 3,50 m
Draft max 5,50 m

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Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2013 to be bigger and better than ever before

November 15, 2013

Written by zuzana

Set to be held on Thailand‘s Phuket Island from December 16 to 18, this year’s Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, one of the most prestigious motor & sail festive global events, promises to be bigger and better than ever before, thanks to the high influx of Superyachts in the region.

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012

Some of the beautifully crafted Superyachts already confirmed range between the 34 metre charter yacht Shamoun – an example of absolute luxury, and the outstanding craftsmanship of the 36 metre sailing yacht Yanneke Too. Participating again this year is the recently refurbished 42 metre charter yacht Maverick, brought back to life with her delightful Susan Pilao art-deco influenced interior. And – there’s still time to register for the 13th annual event, which promises to be yet another Superyacht spectacle.

Attracting the largest gathering of Superyachts in Asia, Phuket is being hailed as Asia’s premier Superyacht destination – making it an ideal location for this fantastic event. Superyachts will be streaming in from all over the world to drop anchor in the tranquil blue waters of the Andaman Sea to enjoy the event and the hospitable Thai culture during the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.

It’s the perfect time of year to indulge in the festive Rendezvous events, including the spectacular Gala Dinner – exclusively reserved for owners and VIP’s and held at the award winning Kata Rocks. This year a memorable ‘Crew Party’ will be held at the luxurious and trendy RE KA TA Beach Club, sponsored by Sevenstar Yacht Transport – offering transportation from the Mediterranean and U.S. regions to all Superyachts planning to attend the event.

Apart from these final evening parties, the Rendezvous boasts various fun activities starting with an opening night cocktail party aboard the glorious 50 metre Dunia Daru luxury charter Phinisi sailing yacht, followed by 2 days of sail racing events, the infamous FEADSHIP Challenge Model Boat Building Cocktail Party and the famed family favorite, ‘The Rendezvous Booty‘ pirate treasure hunt!

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Oyster yachts to attend ARC 2013 in Caribbean’s St. Lucia

November 14, 2013

Written by zuzana

The annual ARC migration to the popular winter yacht charter destination – the Caribbean is once again in full swing, with an amazing 18 Oyster yachts gathering in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. To the envy of other marques, the Oyster Customer Services’ field team are on hand as ever checking and servicing systems as well as kit to help owners and crew confidently make ready for the Atlantic crossing ahead.

Oyster yachts on course for the lovely Caribbean yacht charter destination - St Lucia

Oyster yachts ready for ARC 2013 in the lovely Caribbean yacht charter destination - St Lucia

With the ARC always oversubscribed, 2013 sees organiser World Cruising Club introduce a new, almost concurrent sibling event to the ARC, the ARC+ which started on 10 November two weeks prior to the 25 November ARC departure. Designed to reduce the trans-ocean rally waiting list, the ‘plus’ presents the powerful attraction of  an itinerary changing stop-over at Mindelo in the Cape Verdes islands. Three Oysters are among the 43 entries sailing this new route: Oyster 575 Josie Maria, Oyster 46 Sonsy Lass and Oyster Mariner 35 Babella. Josie Maria’s owner Vicki De Margheriti is en route home to Australia and Georg Bayer’s veteran Babella is the smallest of Oysters this year.

Among the 225 yachts sailing the customary ARC route direct to St Lucia, the 2012 Oyster 885 superyacht Karibu sails as Oyster flagship, while repeat Oyster owner Wolfram Birkel takes his fresh out of the box Oyster 625 Red Cat on his first ever Atlantic crossing. Surprisingly, it’s also a first for Olympic medallist Jesper Bank who’s sailing on board Red Cat, too.

Regulars include Ross Applebey’s Oyster Lightwave 48 Scarlet Oyster, Oyster 655 Acheron under new skipper Brendan Hall, and Jacobus Janssen’s Oyster 54 Surya with this their second crossing. For Clive Sparkes on Oyster 406 Sephina of Beaumaris this may be his first transatlantic but it’s just the beginning of bigger things, having been in private refit since purchase in 2010 Sephina’s now set for a circumnavigation.

So, as always a mixed fleet, all with good stories and all looking for more, through adventure. A full list of Oysters sailing the ARC is available on the World Cruising website. Follow the fleet’s progress via YellowBrick tracking.

Others leaving independently before the ARC to reach the Caribbean sooner for private and charter operation include Oyster 885 superyacht Clare, Oyster 725 charter yacht Spirit of Phantom and Oyster 575 On Liberty. As usual, there are more following.

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Doyle Stratis to attend METS 2013

November 14, 2013

Written by zuzana

The Stratis and Doyle Sails NZ team will be attending the upcoming METS, running from November 19 to 21, 2013. The team will be on hand on the Doyle Sails stand, which will be located in the Superyacht Pavilion (Stand No. 10.715).

Luxury charter yacht Moonbird to feature a full set of new Stratis ICE sails

Luxury charter yacht Moonbird to feature a full set of new Stratis ICE sails

Chris McMaster, Managing Director, and Matt Bridge, Superyacht Sail Coordinator, will be representing Stratis and Doyle NZ alongside other members of the Doyle global team.

2013 has been an exciting year for Doyle Stratis with the launch of their new Stratis ICE sail fibre, which has been nominated by the jury as a finalist in the DAME Awards. Interest in ICE has already been high and 37m charter yacht Moonbird and 30.5m superyacht Indio have both commissioned a full set of new Stratis ICE sails with sail trials scheduled before the end of the year. Doyle Stratis welcome all inquiries about ICE and the Stratis range; more information and samples are available on their stand.


The company has seen fantastic results in both the racing and superyacht sectors in 2013, with Stratis consistently proving itself as the performance sail of choice.

SUPERYACHT OVERVIEW

Doyle’s global network of lofts have supplied Stratis sails to some impressive superyacht projects this year, including:

39.93m Alithia (Abeking & Rasmussen)
36.58m Bliss (Yachting Developments)
33.8m Blue Too (Alloy Yachts)
39m Cinderella IV (Vitters)
45m Encore (Alloy Yachts)
31.42m Hevea (Southern Wind Shipyards)
30.5m Indio (Wally)
32.72m Kenora (Wally)
42.92m Koo (Vitters)
37m Moonbird (Fitzroy Yachts)
38.15m P2 (Perini Navi)
52m Prana (Alloy Yachts)
40m State of Grace (Perini Navi)
36.2m Sovereign (Alloy Yachts)
30.2m Rusalka (Swan)
27.5m Tempus Fugit (Arkin Pruva)
30.2m Zefiro (Southern Wind Shipyards)
27m Zurbagan (Garcia)

Upcoming projects for the Doyle lofts include:

60m C.2218 (Perini Navi) – 2014
52m Dona Francisca (Astilleros Buqebas) – 2013
48m Gweilo (Mengi Yay) – 2014
46m Project 392 (Royal Huisman) – 2014
45m YIII (Holland Jachtbouw) – 2014

RACING OVERVIEW

2013 began on a high when Alex Thomson took third place in the Vendee Globe on Hugo Boss, becoming the fastest Britain to sail round the world on a monohull. It was an achievement that was all the more impressive considering Thomson was racing on an old-generation design. The racing success for Doyle yachts continued throughout the year’s busy race calendar. In the Transpac 63’ Invisible Hand took first place in Division 1, Ragamuffin 100 took line honours and third place in Division 1, while second place in Division 1 went to Wizard, which had a new jib from Doyle on board for the race.

100′ Leopard took line honours in the RORC C600 in February, then broke the record for the Round the Island race in June, before taking monohull line honours in the RORC Cowes -St Malo Race in July. 72′ Shockwave’s wins included Key West Race Week and 2013 Montego Bay Race. Meanwhile Ragamuffin 90 took line honours and set a new course record in the Hong Kong to Vietnam race. Here in New Zealand Doyle-powered yachts dominated in the Coastal Classic, with Team Australia (Orma 60) winning on the line and Omega 8 (Bakewell-White 41) winning overall by handicap.

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Two Oceans Marine and Du Toit Yacht Design launch 75ft Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2

November 14, 2013

Written by zuzana

The Cape Town-based sport fishing boat and catamaran builder Two Oceans Marine and Du Toit Yacht Design have recently launched the beautiful 75-foot Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ². Luxury yacht HQ² is the sailing sister ship of the Open Ocean 750 Expedition Catamaran Quo Vadis, which was launched in 2012, as well as the big sister of the Open Ocean 650 Sailing Catamaran, launched in 2011.

Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2 at launch

Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2 at launch

HQ² yacht has been custom-designed and built for comfortable and relaxed cruising for a family of five and two crew members, and therefore is essentially the comfortable and luxurious on-the-water home away from home which even provides accommodation for guests to join the family on lavish sailing holidays around the world.

Open Ocean 750 sailing yacht HQ2 on the water

Open Ocean 750 sailing yacht HQ2 on the water

Designing and building this impressive catamaran was a project that took several months, with four designers involved at various stages in drawing up the interiors, lines, structure and various mechanical details in consultation with the owners and builders Two Oceans Marine at all stages of the project.

Open Ocean 750 luxury yacht HQ2

Open Ocean 750 luxury yacht HQ2

Sailing yacht HQ² is expertly built in a sandwich construction, using epoxy E-glass with a PVC foam core. She has a fixed keel and spade rudder using laminar flow foil sections that were custom designed by Du Toit Yacht Design. Two Oceans Marine are renowned as industry leaders and specialists in building custom designed luxury catamarans with a build quality and attention to detail that is exemplary.

Open Ocean 750 Yacht HQ2 - aft view

Open Ocean 750 Yacht HQ2 - aft view

This is a yacht of elegance, with beautiful lines and intricate features. The interior has been designed for effortless ocean living as the easy accessible spaces are open and free-flowing. HQ² yacht boasts a spacious saloon and galley, with all the comforts one could ask for on a luxury holiday – B&O full sound system, 32 inch TV and DVD player in the saloon, with two Vitrifrigo fridges and freezer and Miele appliances such as; an ice-maker, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and a Smeg gas oven in the galley area.

Moving out of the saloon into the spacious aft cockpit, one finds plenty of comfortable and stylish custom-made outdoor furniture and a bar area with braai and a fridge on teak decks. Interior soles are solid European oak with furniture modules made from stained oak veneers. Du Toit Yacht Design worked very closely with the owner on the design and style paying close attention to detail resulting in a simple yet magnificent interior.

Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2

Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2

Up a level, on the sheltered fly bridge is where one comfortably pilot’s the yacht, while seated on beautiful Besenzoni chairs using the electric Harken Winches and Spinlock jammers. Also, there is a “WaterRower” wooden rowing machine to keep fit while cruising and a comfortable sitting area so family and guests can join the skipper in sailing the boat once under sail or motor.

The Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran has a six metre Gemini Waverider 600 tender with 2 x Yamaha 75hp engines on the aft deck behind the aft cockpit and is launched by means of an integrated boom crane. The dingy also provides some privacy from the dock when moored stern to. On the foredeck is a smaller tender with a 15 HP Yamaha and a crane davit to launch her.  There are plenty of lockers and storage space for dive gear, ropes and other toys. Also in the hulls aft are two Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240hp engines driving two 26” 4-blade Varifold props for fast and efficient steaming, with a starboard bow thruster for easy maneuvering and docking.

Aboard Open Ocean 750 Yacht HQ2

Aboard Open Ocean 750 Yacht HQ2

Her impressive rig with an air draft of almost 34 metres, and was designed and built by Southern Spars, also of Cape Town. HQ²’s Ullman sail suite includes a mainsail, working jib, screecher, spinnaker and storm jib.

Accommodation down below deck is luxurious, comfortable and versatile. The catamaran has ample accommodation for the family, crew and guests, and could sleep 12 people easily. The port hull occupies the owners’ suite aft, and a guest suite forward, both with lovely en-suite spacious heads and showers with a crew cabin forward of that.

Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2 - Interior

Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ2 - Interior

The starboard hull has another guest suite aft and the children’s cabins forward of that, with an upper and lower single berth and further forward is a v-berth that can be converted to a double. Both the guest and children’s cabins have en-suite heads and showers, and there is also a day head for guests.

The Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran is a perfect example of how the close collaboration of the boat builder and designer, working with the owner at every step of the project, can create the perfect ocean-going vessel and home. Two Oceans Marine and Du Toit Yacht Design have shown this to be true over and over, and HQ² yacht is a true work of art from the team. It will be wonderful to see her sailing performance in the Cape to Rio Yacht Race, starting in January 2014, her first big voyage.

Open Ocean 750 Yacht HQ2

Open Ocean 750 Yacht HQ2

The Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran HQ² Principle Dimensions:

LOA 22.85 m 75.37 ft
LWL 21.82 m 71.59 ft
Beam Overall 10.55 m 34.61 ft
Hull Beam 2.55 m 8.37 ft
Freeboard (bow) 1.93 m 6.33 ft
Freeboard (stern) 1.26 m 4.13 ft
Hull draft 0.64 m 2.09 ft
Draft 1.60 m 5.25 ft
Air Draft (Mast Height) 33.70 m    110.57 ft
Bridge deck Clearance 1.20 m 3.94 ft
Displacement (DWL) 25, 000 kgs   55, 125 lbs
Sail Area – Total 316 m² 3,3400 ft²
Sail Area – Main Sail 198.70 m²   2,138 ft²
Sail Area – 100% Foretriangle (Jib) 117.30 m² 1,262 ft²
Forestay Height  27.43 m  90.00 ft
Jib Foot 8.55 m  28.05 ft
Mainsail Luff Length 27.20 m 89.24 ft
Mainsail Foot 10.00 m 32.81 ft
Auxiliary (Yanmar 4LHA-STP) 2 x 177 kW    2 X 240 HP
Fresh Water 2,390 litres 630 US Gallons
Fuel 3,560 litres 940 US Gallons
Holding Tanks 220 litres 58 US Gallons

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New representative for Oyster Yachts based in Italy

November 13, 2013

Written by zuzana

The well known UK luxury yacht builder, Oyster Yachts, has selected Marine Services as a new representative based in Italy for the Mediteranean Riviera. Marine Services is a new and modern agency, born out of its founders’ strong passion for sailing as well as plenty of years of experience at sea.

New representative for Oyster Yachts based in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Italy

New representative for Oyster Yachts based in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Italy

Marine Services will act as an extension of Oyster’s own European team for its range of deck saloon yachts, from the Oyster 475 to the Oyster 885 (example is superyacht Karibu). The Oyster team will continue to be closely involved in all aspects of their customer’s yacht purchase and ownership.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Oyster.

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ISS Best Sail 24m – 40m Award for Royal Huisman sailing yacht PUMULA

November 13, 2013

Written by zuzana

Luxury sailing yacht Pumula (Project Bugamena) has been honoured with the prestigious ISS Design Award in the ‘Best Sail 24-40m’ category. Measuring 37 meters in length, superyacht Pumula is a majestic Classic Cutter, launched by the respected Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman in 2012. She bears beautiful exterior design, with plenty of traditional features and nostalgic references, created by Dykstra & Partners. Her lovely interiors have been designed by Rhoades Young.

Royal Huisman superyacht Pumula - Photo by Cory Silken

Royal Huisman superyacht Pumula (Project Bugamena) - Photo by Cory Silken

Luxury yacht Pumula offers elegant and comfortable accommodation to up to 8 guests. In addition to the Owners accommodation, there are two twin guest cabins as well as one double flex cabin forward for guests or a crew. The vessel’s crew sleep in two crew cabins, including one double cabin for the Captain and his wife as well as one additional twin crew cabin.

Royal Huisman Sailing Yacht Pumula - Photo by Cory Silken

Royal Huisman Sailing Yacht Pumula - Photo by Cory Silken

Interior designers Rhoades Young have succeeded in creating an environment below decks that is evocative of an earlier era yet offers a fresh, light and stimulating interpretation rather than a formal homage. A theme of bleached oak joinery, finished to emphasise the texture of the grain and the figuring of the wood, contrasts with darker oak flooring and white-painted panelling and deck-heads to create an intimate, almost contemporary styling.

Pumula Yacht - main deckhouse dining - Photo by Cory Silken

Pumula Yacht - main deckhouse dining - Photo by Cory Silken

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

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Major refit for Wally sailing yacht NARIIDA at Baltic Yachts

November 13, 2013

Written by zuzana

The majestic sailing yacht Nariida, formerly known as Wallygator, is currently undergoing an extensive refit at Baltic Yachts in Finland. Designed by Luca Brenta, the 32m (105′) superyacht Nariida represents the first large fast cruiser/racing boat by Wally Yachts, originally launched in 1994. She is also the first non-Baltic yacht to undergo a refit at Baltic Yachts.

Wally superyacht Nariida at Baltic Yachts in Finland

Wally superyacht Nariida at Baltic Yachts in Finland - Image courtesy of Baltic Yachts

Luxury yacht Nariida is used extensively between north-west Europe and the Mediterranean every season, and has also competed actively on the racing scene. Cosmetic wear and tear is therefore unavoidable, and renewal of surfaces is an important part of the project. Particularly challenging, yet well within Baltic Yachts’ abilities, are extensive replacements of teak veneering in the yacht’s interior. Baltic Yachts will also make noticeable alterations to parts of her layout, including new cabinetry, storage and work areas.

Over the years, Baltic Yachts has gained a lot of skills and experience in perfecting the complex refit skill. The list of items to be addressed and improved on Nariida yacht is long, and is likely to grow longer, during the project period. At the same time Baltic Yachts adhere to a strict schedule, enabling them to hand over a modernised, sparkling and well documented “new” yacht to the owner, in good time for the next season.

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