This year, Sunreef Yachts has achieved something rather remarkable from an engineering Stand point. Along with VOLVO engineers, the yard’s in-house engineering department has developed an innovative IPS system installed on the new 60 Sunreef Power yacht LILU-YACHT.
Latest 60 Sunreef Power LILU-YACHT
IPS systems make maneuvering of the boat much easier with the possibility of side cruising and easy turning just with one joystick. Despite being widely used on regular motoryachts, they are very uncommon on catamarans, especially large-sized yachts in which the shipyard specializes in.
The shipyard decided not to build a completely new hull, dedicated for IPS propulsion, but to modify the existing hull of the 60 Sunreef Power yacht model. There were several challenges associated with arranging placement for IPS units in the engine rooms and with the correct positioning of IPS units in relation to water level and hull position. This task is rather simple for wide monohulls but requires much more planning on catamaran narrower aft sections. The research resulted in success and the positive results have even surpassed the owner and Sunreef/Volvo engineers’ expectations.
Innovative IPS System to Power Catamaran Yachts Range introduced by Sunreef Yachts
The shipyard is already considering some further improvements on the hull shape that could allow for closer turns hence giving better maneuverability in very small spaces, like crowded marinas. The IPS system will be therefore offered on all power catamarans available at Sunreef Yachts.
The engineering department is already working on the new motoryacht model, the 90 Sunreef Power superyacht and doing a lot of hull optimization calculations to enhance the performance, motion at sea and savings on fuel. The hull had originally been forcast with a standard shaft line. The company is now working on the IPS version of this boat so that 2 propulsion systems can be available on the same hull shape, according to the demand. Sunreef Yachts keeps working closely with Volvo to foresee the further development on their IPS range for that size of Superyacht catamarans. With this system on its super catamarans, Sunreef Yachts has opened a new chapter in nautical engineering.
Mark Miocevich VEEM Ltd Managing Director with The Hon Bob Baldwin MP Shadow Minister for Tourism Regional Development and AIMEX President Richard Chapman
Sanctuary Cove’s Sales General Manager Marketing and Events, Sue Thomson, said it was fantastic to see the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Exhibitors taking out the Awards. “All Award winners will be exhibiting at the 25th Anniversary Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which starts tomorrow. It’s a reflection of the calibre of exhibitors on display and we look forward to some serious business being exchanged during the Show as the Marine Industry experiences an upward trajectory,“ she said.
2013 Club Marine Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Awards:
2013 Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year
Winner – VEEM Limited
Most Innovative Marine Industry Exported Product
Winner – VEEM Limited
Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Champion
Winner – John Muir
Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Small Exporter)
Winner – M-Tech (Marine Technologies)
Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Medium Exporter)
Winner – Aurora Global Logistics
Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Large Exporter)
Winner – Riviera Australia
Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy
Winner: VEEM Limited
Highly Commended: Superior
2013 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year (Service Provider)
Winner – Aurora Global Logistics
2013 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year (Manufacturer)
Winner – Muir Winches
Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Hall of Fame
Inductee: John Muir
VEEM will be represented by Stephen Vincent from Austral Propellers at the Show.
Excitement is building for the Opening of the 25th Anniversary Sanctuary Cove International Boat which starts tomorrow Thursday, May 23 (9am-5pm) and runs through to Sunday, May 26, 2013. Offical Opening by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate on the Promenade at 8.50am. If wet weather, Opening will be on the Channel 7 stage.
2013 Club Marine Austrailan Marine Industry Export Superyacht Award Winners
VEEM Limited won the prestigious ‘Exporter of the Year’ award, ‘Best Marine Industry Marketing Strategy’ award and the ‘Most Innovative Marine Industry Exported Product or Service’ award. Other winners included M-Tech (Marine Technologies), Aurora Global Logistics, Riviera Australia and Muir Winches. John Muir was awarded the Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Champion and inducted into the Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Hall of Fame.
Based in Western Australia, VEEM Limited has been the outstanding award recipient of the evening recognized for the success of their innovative products. VEEM Limited has maintained their strong and strategic export performance plan as well as expanding their product range. They have adapted to the current market by investing in technological development maintaining a successful delivery of competitive products to the market.
VEEM won the ‘Most Innovative Marine Industry Exported Product’ award with the release of their new innovation the VEEM Gyro. The VEEM Gyro range features four models. The range has been developed specifically for the superyacht market. With a vacuum enclosed flywheel, market leading electronic control technology and advanced materials engineering, the VEEM Gyro range is the first modern gyro solution offered to the superyacht industry.
Mark Miocevich VEEM Ltd Managing Director with The Hon Bob Baldwin MP Shadow Minister for Tourism Regional Development and AIMEX President Richard Chapman
John Muir was awarded a combined Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Champion Award. John is internationally renowned and respected within the Australian superyacht industry, having made a significant impact and contribution. John Muir is the director of the prestigious Muir Winches. John has been working with Europe’s most reputable and prestigious superyacht yards for many years and through this experience has developed an impressive export strategy which sees exports accounting for 65-70% of the Muir Winches business in 2013.
M-Tech (Marine Technologies), Queensland manufacturers of a full range of marina service pedestals, were awarded Winners of the ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance – small business category’. M-Tech specialize in the manufacture of innovative marine and leisure utility equipment and accessories, not only supplied within Australia, but exported all over the world.
The ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance – medium business category’ and ‘2013 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year – Service Provider’ were awarded to Aurora Global Logistics. Aurora Global Logistics are the leading specialists in international yacht logistics transport. Aurora is the exclusive Australian agent for Peters & May, the world’s largest international yacht logistics company and Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT). Aurora provides a full marina to marina service.
The ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance – large business category’ award was awarded to Riviera Australia. The iconic Australian boat builder has built more than 5000 new boats in its 33 year history and currently exports 14 different models across three ranges; Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV series. The company’s dealer network has continued to expand with new dealers being drawn to the Riviera brand because of the company’s resilience over the past five years and the continued international sales success that Riviera has enjoyed.
Superior were recognized with a High Commendation for the category ‘Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy’. Superior manufactures a variety of marine berthing systems, industrial flotation and accessories for commercial, domestic, private and government clients. Superior’s motto is based upon work – play – life. The Superior brand consistently value trust, personal service, speed and reinforcement of a key message that they ‘know water’. This strategy has enabled Superior to focus on strategies for new industries for new products, in addition to their traditional recreational marine lines.
Muir Winches took out the prestigious ‘Superyacht Industry Business of the Year – Manufacturer’ in 2013. Muir’s complete range of anchor windlasses, anchoring systems and deck equipment is exported to more than 40 countries across the globe. Muir has a strong reputable brand globally within the superyacht industry.
The fabulous Spanish yacht charter location - Palma de Mallorca
Based on the island of Urk in the Netherlands, the company has achieved global renown for designing and delivering quality electrical, navigation and alarm systems onboard superyachts and commercial vessels. Recent examples include the high-tech systems installed on the 47-metre charter yacht Lady Dee, the 49-metre motor yacht Nassima and a 46-metre Vicemyacht Vulcan (ex Caprice V) from the Vulcan Line series.
To ensure the quality of the delivered systems and provide a comprehensive service to customers, Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology has an extensive and highly experienced service department. This division provides worldwide service for the electrical systems installed on yachts and commercial vessels. Service is provided for electrical installations delivered by Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology, and maintenance and service work can also be carried out on other vessels.
The service engineers stand ready to provide 24/7 assistance wherever needed, and can fly across the world in no time to give support on request. They have a wealth of experience in both yachtbuilding and commercial shipping & fishing, which the engineers deploy to quickly solve complex problems and keep downtime to a minimum.
New dedicated office of Piet Brouwer in Palma de Mallorca
The office and workshop in Palma de Mallorca will offer services related to maintenance and service, as well as measurements, inspections, modifications, alterations or even complete refits. Upgrades to existing systems can also be carried out to ensure that onboard comfort remains optimal. This new facility, which permanently hosts engineers and management in Palma, was a logical consequence of the increasing amount of work available in Palma for the Dutch company.
The office and workshop are located on the Carrer Monseñor Palmer, within walking distance of many of Palma de Mallorca’s marinas. This is also the location of the warehouse, from where common items are delivered directly from stock. The new location allows engineers to quickly be on site whenever assistance is required.
Thanks to the short communication lines with the headquarters on Urk, backup is always available and flexible deployment assured. First-class support for engineering, panel installation, inventory and logistics is also guaranteed along with more engineer manpower when required.
The new establishment allows Piet Brouwer to deliver the finest quality and service, making it ‘Your best partner in electrical engineering’ on Mallorca and throughout the Mediterranean.
Saturday, May 4, in the fabulous surroundings of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, set overlooking the legendary Bosphorus waterway, saw the superyacht industry’s best meet for the most prestigious event in the yachting calendar – the eighth annual World Superyacht Awards.
World Superyacht Awards 2013 hosted by Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey
During a gala evening attended by a distinguished guest list of superyacht owners, their families, friends and luminaries of the superyacht industry, news broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky presented the prized silver Neptune awards to the owners of the finest sail and motor yachts delivered in 2012.
Seventeen coveted Neptunes and three Judges’ Commendation prizes, custom made for the occasion by Baccarat, were awarded to the winners on the night.
Rainbow – Sailing Superyacht of the Year in 39m+ range
“Rainbow’s Southern Spars rig and rigging package goes hand in hand with her sleek lines. She utilises grand prix technology on her rig and rigging that some of the worlds most advanced maxis sport, including the current Volvo 70’s” says Project Manager Olivier Marthe. Her Southern Spars high modulus mast came out of the same mould as Endeavour, at 55.5m it is a little taller than Endeavour and is also equipped with the latest EC6 continuous rigging.
Luxury sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw
Endeavour – Refitted Sailing yacht of the year
Originally built in 1934 and reduced to being a complete wreck in the 1980s, luxury charter yacht Endeavour’s 2011 re-launch marked the completion of an extensive 18-month refit at Yachting Developments’ yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. The Yachting Developments’ team has taken extreme care throughout the refit to preserve as much of the vessel as practical while taking advantage of 21st century sailing systems, such as a carbon fibre mast and EC6 carbon fibre rigging package from Southern Spars for enhanced performance and improved functionality.
Classic Charter Yacht Endeavour
Endeavour yacht’s future performance will benefit from the significant weight savings – an incredible 900kg on the boom, and three tonne on the rig and rigging from her previous rig – achieved by the Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team based in Avondale, Auckland.
Southern Spars would like to congratulate all of the boat yards, designers and suppliers involved in this years awards.
Two of the tallest masts in the world of yachting recently reached the Port of Antwerp by ship, from Southern Spars, New Zealand. The experienced logistics team of Complete Marine Freight oversaw offloading from the ship as well as securing onto local transport for onward delivery.
The first, a towering 67 metres long for the new Yacht Ganesha, together with its boom, was lowered from the ship onto a barge waiting alongside the ship, for the journey to Vitters Shipyard in Holland. The second mast, measuring 47 metres, again with its boom, was loaded onto an extended flatbed lorry bound for road delivery to Baltic Yachts in Finland.
These extremely long and delicate high performance carbon masts require incredibly careful handling. Planning their onward delivery by either road or barge is complex, involving not only the correct lifting equipment but also their chocking and securing onto appropriate transport, plus permits, escort vehicles and route selections to get these awkwardly long spars through some tight turns!
Original Horizontal Windlass Installation on a 120ft Yacht before refit - Photo courtesy of Maxwell Marine
Working closely with Kevin Underwood, Maxwell’s Superyacht representative for North America, the 120ft superyacht’s project manager replaced the original dual gypsy horizontal hydraulic windlass with two Maxwell VWC6000 vertical hydraulic units.
The refit of the 120ft yacht included the fabrication of a windlass mounting plinth designed by Maxwell’s engineering office in Auckland. The plinth incorporates the windlass, band brake supports and the chain Stopper/Tensioners. The end result is a more robust anchoring system that has improved functionality and increased performance while offering better ergonomics. Not only do the Maxwell VWC6000’s outperform the previous windlass but they offer a major aesthetic improvement to the foredeck of the yacht.
Maxwell Marine supplied two VWC6000 Windlasses for a 120ft superyacht - Photo courtesy of Maxwell Marine
Confidentiality considerations prevent Maxwell from disclosing any information about the vessel but the captain and owners have graciously allowed Maxwell to publish the images of the refit.
The modern 72 ft racer/cruiser Bougainville yacht nears her completion at the prominent Dutch builder, Claasen Shipyards. Sailing yacht Bougainville incorporates the very latest technologies as well as most advanced yacht building methods.
72ft sailing yacht Bougainville by Claasen Shipyards
Her keel is fitted with an hydraulic lifting system, giving the yacht a depth of 2.30 m and 3.90 m, respectively. Luxury yacht Bougainville is being built to the MCA code for sailing yachts up to 24 m and will be CE-A certified.
The brief from Bougainville yacht’s owner required Claasen Shipyards to create a yacht that will perform equally well as a cruiser and a racer. Weight plays a crucial role therefore hence the choice for an aluminium hull and composite deck and superstructure. In addition, the interior is built of foam /sandwich panels to further reduce weight. And the Claasen craftsmen individually weigh every single item that is installed onboard.
Sleek and modern Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design is responsible for both the naval architecture and the exterior profile of this performance cruiser. Impressive features of the exterior include the sleek, modern lines and the large windows in the superstructure, which bathe the spacious interior with light. The reverse stern gives the design a sporty appearance and is equipped with a large hydraulically operated door.
When open, the latter serves as a lovely swim platform and a place from which to launch the tender, stored in the lazarette. The door itself is made from composite material in order to reduce weight and is watertight when closed thanks to its inflatable seal.
Sailing yacht Bougainville’s cockpit is furnished with a large Bimini that offers welcome shade when sailing in sunnier climates. This Bimini can easily be stored completely out of sight in the yacht’s superstructure.
Bougainville yacht is rigged with a carbon mast from Southern Spars, which is incredibly strong despite its low weight. The main sail has a surface area of 132 m2 and features slab reefing with reef locks.
Luxury yacht Bougainville also carries carbon EC6 carbons stays: Offering the ideal combination of strength, stiffness and elasticity, this is the ideal rig for a yacht of this calibre. The lines and the other running rigging can all be controlled from the two steering stations in the cockpit. The winches are hydraulically driven.
A superyacht interior
The interior of Bougainville yacht has been created by Rhoades Young Design, which has achieved global fame for its work with other leading yards such as Royal Huisman and Vitters. Superyacht influences are immediately visible where the large windows and exquisite materials create the allure of a much larger vessel, and meet the standards you would expect from a Claasen yacht. The entire interior is finished in French walnut with a subtle maple edging.
The layout sees an owner’s suite and two guest cabins located forward, each with their own shower and toilet. Amidships is the voluminous saloon, dinette and navigation corner. The galley is located aft, along with a two-person crew cabin and toilet.
Sailing yacht Infiniti 100S represents a new luxury vessel, introduced by Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts. Delivering the ultimate in terms of speed, comfort, safety, performance and handling, as well as an unprecedented level of interior finish in a sailing yacht of this size, the latest high performance 100-foot superyacht Infiniti 100S incorporates the patented Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS) technology by Hugh Welbourn.
New sailing yacht Infiniti 100S introduced by Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts
The core DNA of each Infiniti yacht stems from its use of Dynamic Stability Systems, a patented and licensed system invented by the naval architect for Infiniti Yachts, Hugh Welbourn. DSS delivers better stability and increased comfort through less pitching and a reduced heel angle, along with a reduced displacement that both provide a significantly faster boatspeed throughout the wind range. DSS powered yachts have already proven themselves on the race course and in delivering unmatched performance and comfort.
Infiniti Yachts was created in order to bring a new genre of yacht to the market place that fully benefitted from DSS. However, in order to ensure that each Infiniti yacht was built to the standards required, a shipyard with sufficient technical know-how and with a vision for the future of the industry was required. Thus, Danish Yachts became the partner for the construction and development of the Infiniti range, ensuring that each Infiniti is delivered on time and to the highest possible industry standard.
Infiniti 100S superyacht - rear view
The Here and Now
To achieve the level of perfection that the team has strived for, it has been an ongoing design and engineering project, with the Gurit structural engineers involved throughout, and then backing up each and every finding with tank testing and data. Then this has all been thoroughly analysed down to the smallest detail, be it weight saving in the specification to ensure performance, or maximising the performance and handling with the systems experts. All this without compromising the level of comfort in the interior accommodation.
Both Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts have been working in co-operation over the last 6 months with Welbourn Design to finalise this exciting new project and the synergies between the companies are extensive. Infiniti and Danish Yachts are both world leaders in terms of design and construction, using the very latest technologies, build materials and know-how.
Luxury yacht Infiniti 100S - side view
The interior of Infiniti 100S yacht is being designed by Design Unlimited who is a leading studio in the design of interiors for superyachts.
“The purposeful, curvaceous lines that resonate on the exterior of the yacht are carried through into the interior. While retaining the modern, hi-tech feel Design Unlimited have adapted the exterior themes to create a calm and welcoming environment within that is ideal for relaxation and socialising. The taut and sweeping forms introduced in the coachroof and cockpit draw the eye in one continuous flow through the saloon forwards to the guest accommodation and ultimately to the master suite in the bow.”
Sailing yacht Infiniti 100S - Cockpit
With this totally unique and fresh approach from the parties involved in this project, the 100S is setting a new benchmark in superyacht design, which is not only fast, but also has an appeal for an owner wanting a truly distinctive and exquisitely finished sailing yacht – both the interior and the exterior have been looked at from completely new angles and the end result will undoubtedly reflect the highest possible build standards for which Danish Yachts is renowned.
Infiniti 100S Yacht - Saloon Forward
Following months of collaboration on extensive design work and specification, backed up with accurate weight calculations, the 100S yacht has gone through a full programme of tank testing and data analysis. Additionally this research has been fully proven on the water with the production of two smaller 36’ sisterships, both of which are about to race at the 2013 Palma Vela Regatta. Using state of the art carbon technology with structural engineering by Gurit, weight calculations for the 100S come in at an astonishing displacement of around 33,000kg – yet with a fully furbished interior and very spacious and luxurious master suite.
Luxury yacht Infiniti 100S - Saloon Aft
The interior of luxury yacht 100S includes a unique design emulating Scandinavian principles of harnessing the usage of light, design and functionality. Layered to this will be ultimate luxury for a boat of this kind.
With the first Infiniti 100S yacht due to sail later in 2014, plans are already well underway. The end result of the 100S will be a boat that not only exceeds expectations in terms of high performance luxury cruising, but also demonstrates a design that embraces safety and stability.
Infiniti 100S Yacht - Master Cabin
Main Characteristics of the new Infiniti 100S yacht:
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, top company in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, is proud to announce the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, a leader in design optimization for early-stage product development.
The acquisition of FE-DESIGN, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, expands Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA applications to provide the most complete design optimization solution on the market. With more than 200 global product manufacturer customers, including General Motors, BMW, SIEMENS, and Suzlon, FE-DESIGN is the technology leader for non-parametric optimization solutions in both the structural and fluids-based domains. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
“Design optimization is a complex way of saying ‘finding the right design’ for business, for customers, and for the world. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is all about optimizing a company’s business and the products it offers. This is why FE-DESIGN is such a good fit for Dassault Systèmes,” said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Is it what customers want? Can we produce it quickly and effectively? And, is it right for a sustainable future? These are the questions industry must ask to harmonize products, nature and life. And these are the questions our 3DEXPERIENCE platform answers.”
In a rapidly growing market, design exploration and optimization techniques are becoming essential to balance the demands of product performance against resource efficiency and time to market constraints. FE-DESIGN’s products will enhance Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its ability to automate the process of simulating the right design more quickly and more efficiently.
“We have been working closely with Dassault Systèmes for more than 10 years and recognize the business benefits our customers will immediately gain through their global support organization, and more over time with their enterprise collaboration environment and advanced technologies for 3D modeling and realistic simulation,” said Dr. Jürgen Sauter, Founder and CEO, FE-Design. “As a strategic asset of Dassault Systèmes we will be able to significantly help our customers better use our products throughout their organizations.”