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International Division launched by Numarine

October 25, 2013

Today, October 25, saw Numarine, a well known builder of luxury performance motor yachts, announce the launch of Numarine International, a dedicated division that will manage worldwide marketing as well as international sales.

Numarine 78 Fly Yacht to be showcased at FLIBS 2013

Numarine 78 Fly Yacht to be showcased at FLIBS 2013

Launched in 2002, Numarine’s original owner and founder – Omer Malaz, recently bought back the entire operation from a Dubai based private equity firm with the goal of growing the company into a worldwide brand.

Omer comments: “Our yachts have been extremely popular in the overseas market place, however the key to our growth is to take our international business to the next level starting with the implementation of a worldwide marketing campaign focused on the facts, to inform buyers on what sets Numarine apart from our competitors. We know we have something very special, our boats, our customer care and after sale support are beyond reproach, now is the time to tell the world.”

“We will be launching a comprehensive new website over the coming months which will give a full insight into our extensive model range but most importantly, behind the scenes access to our revolutionary construction processes and custom design facilities. This is something the industry tends to hide from due to generally outdated techniques however Numarine are at the very cutting edge of technology’ design and manufacturing so we are very open and share this information proudly.”

Luxury motor yacht 78 Fly by Numarine

Luxury motor yacht 78 Fly by Numarine

Numarine International is under the control of Ian Birdsall, an industry legend with a proven track record in international business. Ian comments: “Numarine has been a company I have admired since first visiting the yard and meeting it’s passionate owner Omer Malaz, the technologically advanced manufacturing process and incredible attention to detail results in a true performance driven luxury product offering a wealth of benefits over the traditional competitors, I am absolutely delighted to be heading up this new era for the company in expanding its market share across the globe. Numarine’s Performance Motor yachts can compete with the World’s best and excel in every area – we look forward to sharing this journey with the most discerning of boat owners.”

“As well as the re-brand and new website launch, our foremost objective is to get the physical product to the key international boat shows as we want to give potential buyers the opportunity to compare Numarine to the competition and the boat show environment is the perfect place!”

Numarine will be exhibiting at Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show 31st October – 4th November 2013 with their motor yacht 78Fly and 55Fly on display.

Blohm + Voss launch 82m motor yacht Project GRACEFUL

October 25, 2013

Today, October 25, saw the latest yacht constructed by the respected German shipyard Blohm + Voss, the impressive 82-metre motor yacht Project GRACEFUL, leave her building dock. Mega yacht GRACEFUL is currently being prepared for sea trials, scheduled for December 2013. She is due to be delivered at the end of December 2013.

Launch of the 82m superyacht Project GRACEFUL at Blohm + Voss

Launch of the 82m superyacht Project GRACEFUL at Blohm + Voss in Germany

On May 18, 2012, the GRACEFUL yacht’s hull was towed by tugs to Blohm+Voss and docked in Dock 6 at the Hamburg-based shipyard to be completed and fitted out.

Over the last 18 months, luxury yacht GRACEFUL designed by H2 Yacht Design has been fitted out both inside and out by Blohm+Voss in close cooperation with both the owner and Dörries Maritime Services.

Luxury motor yacht GRACEFUL on the water

Luxury motor yacht GRACEFUL on the water

One of the many reasons why the owner decided to have the GRACEFUL superyacht completed by Blohm+Voss was the unique and complex equipment and design characteristics – one of which is a 15 x 3m indoor pool, which can be converted to a dance floor by raising the pool floor. In addition to a separate owner’s area with a duplex suite and direct access to the sea via a folding balcony, the yacht has two VIP and three guest suites for a further 10 guests.

Main Characteristics of GRACEFUL Yacht

Length: 82.00 m / 269.00 ft.
Beam: 13.90 m / 45.60 ft.
Draught: 3.75 m / 12.30 ft.
Speed (max.) 17.6 knots
Range: 5,500 nm

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Blohm + Voss.

Omega Architects-designed 35m motor yacht GALACTICA PLUS nominated for 2013 ISS Award

October 25, 2013

Omega Architects-designed 35-metre motor yacht Galactica Plus (YN 16134) has been nominated for the 2013 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design & Leadership Award, representing the most prominent award in the USA. The winners will be revealed in Ft. Lauderdale on October 30.

35m superyacht Galactica Plus Photo Credit Dick Holthuis

35m superyacht Galactica Plus - Photo Credit Dick Holthuis

Launched by the respected Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts in 2012, superyacht Galactica Plus is a highly innovative all-aluminium fully custom semi-displacement vessel, boasting both the elegant exterior design, as well as the minimal yet welcoming interior design by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts with design by Omega Architects.

Launch of Numarine International and participation of Numarine in FLIBS 2013

October 25, 2013

Numarine International has been recently launched by the well known Turkish luxury yacht manufacturer Numarine as a new division dedicated to managing its worldwide marketing as well as international sales. In addition, the company will attending the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), showcasing its motor yacht 78 Fly.

Numarine 78 Fly Yacht to be displayed at FLIBS 2013

Numarine 78 Fly Yacht to be displayed at FLIBS 2013

Featuring a state of the art technology and cutting edge design, the family oriented 24m luxury yacht 78′ Fly boasts sleek as well as modern lines and joining sharp angles with sexy curves that result in a feeling of a third dimension to the surface of the hull.

Palumbo Malta Superyachts ready to welcome Superyachts in renewed facility

October 25, 2013

The Autumn season has just begun and Palumbo Malta Superyachts is ready to host the most spectacular Superyachts in its renewed facility. Three impressive and stylish Superyachts are presently at Palumbo Malta SuperYachts Yard that worked the whole summer to prepare the Yard for the season.

Palumbo Malta Superyachts working on a luxury Superyacht

A 110-metre yacht berthed at Palumbo Malta Superyachts at Hamilton Wharf

A 110-metre yacht is berthed at Hamilton Wharf, under the bright sun of the warm Autumn in Malta, in the meanwhile PMSY workers are carrying out some finishing works on another 55-metre yacht that had a massive refitting during the last month. Moreover, another 50-metre yacht is waiting to enter in the 140-metre covered dry dock for her winter refit.

There is a lot of work at PMSY yard, and its’ skilled and English speaking team knows that this represent just the beginning of a very good season. “Three very big Superyachts are coming next week” says the yard manager Mr Zammit, “and this give us the pride to say we are very confident about the next future, it seems that our Yard recovered the previous bad reputation that had in the past and that the captains are again confident in the services we offer. We are very proud of this result we gained investing a lot in infrastructure and skilled personnel”.

Aerial view of Palumbo Malta Superyachts Facilities

Aerial view of Palumbo Malta Superyachts Facilities

PMSY is one of the biggest superyachts’ dedicated facilities in the Med, currently offering a unique and comprehensive package to yacht owners and captains searching for the perfect winter place for refitting, berthing or maintenance in a premium location with one of the best winter climates in the Mediterranean.

Owners can be sure that their yacht is in safe hands at Palumbo Malta Superyachts, which is ISPS compliant, and has gate control and security 24/7 with CCTV cameras located throughout the marina and a security staff 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Company has also achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality control management.

Palumbo Malta Superyachts Facilities

Palumbo Malta Superyachts Facilities

Malta Superyachts covers an area of 45,000m² with over 377m of quays, enabling the yard to host the largest super yachts in the world. Malta Superyachts has two large dry docks and a 40m floating dock for yachts up to 350T. No.3 dry dock can be covered by a 30m high, 130m long retractable shed which allows almost any yacht to enter without removing her masts. The dry docks are also served by a range of cranes and facilities.

PMSY is looking forward to welcoming you soon in the sunny Maltese Island.

Horizon’s Luxury Yachts on display at upcoming Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

October 25, 2013

Horizon Yachts will be attending this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), taking place from October 31st to November 4th, with four luxury vessels on display, including superyacht E88, explorer yacht EP69, power catamaran PC60 and motor yacht E56. All of them will be showcased at the Horizon Yacht stand on F dock, slips 600-604. This versatile range of products illustrates not only Horizon’s flexibility as a luxury yacht manufacturer, but also its ability to satisfy a variety of yachting lifestyles.

Horizon superyacht E88

Horizon superyacht E88

The brand-new Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht Andrea VI was originally set to debut at this year’s show, but due to unfortunate shipping delays, she will not be showcased at FLIBS; however, Andrea VI will be located in North Palm Beach and select tours will be offered by appointment only. The RP110’s official debut has been rescheduled for the 2014 Palm Beach International Boat Show, after her owner has completed his winter cruising season, and she will be available for tours leading up to the show in March 2014, at the discretion of her owner’s schedule.

Luxury motor yacht Andrea VI

Luxury motor yacht Andrea VI

Grand opening of 7th Shenzhen International Boat Show

October 25, 2013

Yesterday, October 24, was marked by the official opening of this year’s 7th Shenzhen International Boat Show (SIBEX), being hosted by the Shenzhen Marina Club.

SIBEX

This year’s Shenzhen International Boat Show features 3 water piers, as well as land area of 15,000 square meters. The event is hosting exhibitors coming from more than 20 countries worldwide and there are 216 ships, 122 aircraft entity shipbrand exhibition debuts and more than 100 heavyweight exhibitors. The water area ship quantity has increased significantly in comparison to last year, with almost all domestic and foreign famous yacht manufacturers and sales agents being present at the event.

On the morning of October 24 11:00am, SIBEX held a grand opening ceremony in the exhibition hall beach bar. Yantian District government leaders, UB Group Chairman Mr. Dan Dawei, all the guests, exhibitors, media and audience witnessed the grand opening of the first yacht exhibition.

Photo of Feadship motor yacht Hull 686 Superstructure completed by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw

October 25, 2013

September 13, 2013, saw Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw from the Netherlands successfully complete the aluminium superstructure of the all-new Feadship motor yacht Hull 686. Superyacht Hull 686 is believed to be around 84 meters long and is presumed to be launched by the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer in 2015. Below is a photo of the aluminium superstructure, released by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw.

Aluminium superstructure for Feadship mega yacht Hull 686 completed by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw

Aluminium superstructure for Feadship mega yacht Hull 686 by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw

Persak & Wurmfeld to participate in Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2013

October 25, 2013

The prestigious New York-based luxury yacht design studio, Persak & Wurmfeld, will be participating in the forthcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running from October 31st to November 2nd, 2013.

Performance Schooner Yacht Series by P&W to be displayed at FLIBS 2013

Performance Schooner Yacht Series by P&W to be displayed at FLIBS 2013

P&W will be speaking about their Performance Schooner Yacht Series and the resurgence of custom boat building in the US at the Derecktor Florida‘s 2nd annual breakfast event on Friday, November 1, from 8-10 AM.

The series will also be on display at the Fort Lauderdale Int’l Boat Show, at the Derecktor Booth in Yachting Tent 719.

New yacht concepts by P&W

New yacht concepts by P&W

A number of new yacht concepts have had P&W sketching at the design table over the last few weeks. The challenge, which they savor, is articulating each client’s vision onto the page in efficient ways that push ideas into exciting realities. More to come on these new concepts – including a 80 meter Superyacht, a 20 meter catamaran and others – in the near future.

Graafship to complete hull of 37m sailing yacht WOLFHOUND before second quarter of 2014

October 25, 2013

Graafship is pleased to announce that the building of the 37m sailing yacht Wolfhound is going as planned and the yard expects to have the hull completed before the second quarter of 2014. After months of hard work, the contours of the majestic superyacht Wolfhound are starting to become visible.

37m superyacht Wolfhound under construction at Graafship

37m superyacht Wolfhound under construction at Graafship

A new milestone is reached in the Schooner Wolfhound project. After the completion of all the individual sections, which include two tank sections, one motor section, three deck sections, one head section and one back section progress on the assembly of all the parts together has begun. The two tank sections, one motor section and two deck sections are already attached to each other. Being more than 60% completed, the steel hull is already clearly getting the desired wooden shape.

Hull of Wolfhound Yacht

Hull of Wolfhound Yacht

As one of the few yards in the world Graafship is directly serving people who are interested in the construction of the hull of Schooner Wolfhound. Through the website of Graafship interested people are treated with a new picture of the progress around 5 p.m. every workday during the week. There has never been a better moment for boaters to stay so closely involved at the birth and growth of such a magnificent schooner at a daily base.

Sailing yacht Wolfhound under construction at Graafship

Sailing yacht Wolfhound under construction at Graafship

Schooner Wolfhound is a John Alden 347 design, originally designed back in 1927 with dimensions L.O.D 121,2’, L.W.L. 91,6’, beam 24,0’, draft 12.0′, a displacement of 182 tons and currently in build at the yard of Graafship in the Netherlands.

Schooner Wolfhound originally designed by John Alden

Schooner Wolfhound originally designed by John Alden