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Bannenberg & Rowell-designed 70m motor yacht Hull 812 enters dry dock at Feadship Royal van Lent yard

February 04, 2015

Written by zuzana

January 31, 2015 saw the Bannenberg & Rowell-designed 70m motor yacht Hull 812 enter the dry dock at the Feadship Royal van Lent yard on Kaag island, the Netherlands, where she will be outfitted and completed. Luxury mega yacht Hull 812 was spotted in the photo below, while entering the dry dock. The photo was taken by Maurits Freijsen / Tugspotters and shared by Dutchmegayachts.

Bannenberg & Rowell-designed 70m motor yacht Hull 812 enters dry dock at Feadship Royal van Lent yard  - Photo by Maurits Freijsen

Bannenberg & Rowell-designed 70m motor yacht Hull 812 enters dry dock at Feadship Royal van Lent yard - Photo by Maurits Freijsen / Tugspotters

Luxury superyacht Hull 812 by Feadship is expected to be delivered in 2016. More details about this striking vessel are still expected to be released.

Rendering of superyacht Hull 812

Rendering of superyacht Hull 812

Luxury motor yacht Hull 812 by Feadship

Rendering of luxury motor yacht Hull 812 by Feadship

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts with design by Bannenberg & Rowell.

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Oyster Yachts close two new contracts at 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show

February 04, 2015

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Last month saw Oyster Yachts proudly introduce two of their British world-class cruising yachts, sailing yacht Oyster 575 as well as the Oyster 825 superyacht Reina, at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2015. The superbly designed and crafted Reina yacht was the largest sailing yacht on display for the second year running.

Oyster 825 superyacht REINA underway

Oyster 825 superyacht REINA underway

Oyster CEO David Tydeman said: “For the second year running, we were pleased to present a ‘best of both’ approach with the 3rd of our Oyster 825’s built by our Southampton yard, alongside the 26th Oyster 575 built by our Norfolk operation. Both yachts featured new concepts, not previously shown at boat shows, which demonstrate our willingness to work with our clients on customisation. This included the shallow draft, centreboard and twin rudder of the 575 complemented by the extended transom. On the Oyster 825, the new ‘Skyships’ technology to monitor and control on-board systems caught the imagination of many.”

The nine-day event fulfilled the expectations of many exhibitors including Oyster, with the 575 and 825 enticing buyers to join over 1,000 current Oyster owners, as two new contracts were closed during the 2015 show bolstering the order book to a total of 32 yachts.

David Tydeman continued: “We are in a very good position which is enabling us to look at expanding production resources at both facilities in Norfolk and Southampton, reinforced by the two new contracts signed at the show. With 4 yachts currently in commissioning, 14 in build and 14 waiting to start, we now look forward to presenting the range at our annual Private View event in London at St Katharine Docks at the end of April.”

The next show for Oyster will be the Miami International Boat Show 12 – 16 February where the British yacht builder will be presenting the Oyster 575.

Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Oyster.

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Video: New Hatteras GT70 Yacht

February 04, 2015

Written by zuzana

Motor yacht GT70 represents the newest and largest convertible built by the US shipyard, Hatteras Yachts. Designed for speed, the Hatteras GT70 yacht is an amazing sea boat for fishing or cruising, boasting such technical highlights as the deep propeller pockets, closed-cell foam coring, optional twin MTU 2,600 bhp engines, as well as optional Seakeeper gyro stabilization. Released by Hatteras Yachts, the video below enables to experience the journey on the brand new GT70, expected to be displayed at this year’s Miami Boat Show, starting in the fantastic Florida yacht charter location – Miami on February 12.

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Three Dubois superyacht designs among World Superyacht Awards 2015 Finalists

February 04, 2015

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Luxury motor yacht Como, sailing yacht Mondango 3, as well as superyacht Escapade have been nominated for this year’s World Superyacht Awards. All of these striking vessels have been superbly penned by multi-award winning Dubois Naval Architects.

46m motor yacht COMO by Feadship

46m motor yacht COMO by Feadship

Superyacht Como features in the ‘Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Two Deck Motor Yacht – 38m and above‘ category. Luxury yacht Mondango 3 in ‘Sailing Yachts 45m and above‘, and Escapade yacht in the ‘Sailing Yachts 30m – 44.9m‘ bracket.

COMO

Luxury yacht COMO is a progressive 46,2m semi-displacement vessel, representing the first Dubois-designed superyacht to be built by Feadship. The interior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon is sympathetic to the exterior theme and is particularly elegant, with dark timbers, polished stainless steel and fine detailing. The interior arrangement features a rotating circular floor in the main saloon, allowing the seascape to be admired from any direction with ease.

Luxury superyacht MONDANGO 3 - Image credit to Chris Lewis

Luxury superyacht MONDANGO 3 - Image credit to Chris Lewis

MONDANGO 3

The striking 56-metre superyacht Mondango 3 represents the 23rd Dubois design to be built by Alloy Yachts, with interior design by Reymond Langton. She features a swing down centreboard, twin sub-deck tender wells, aft deck spa pool and 60-square-metre flybridge. The vessel epitomizes the extraordinarily high standard of sailing superyacht achieved by the excellence in design combined with superb construction in all areas; structural, systems, engineering and interior finish.

Sailing yacht Escapade by Fitzroy and Dubois - Photo by Andrea Francolini

Sailing yacht Escapade by Fitzroy and Dubois - Photo by Andrea Francolini

ESCAPADE

Super yacht Escapade is a beautiful 37,5m fast cruising sloop, built by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand, with interiors created by Design Unlimited. She features a raised saloon and a fixed bimini over the cockpit, which has mechanically operated sliding windows. The master cabin and two guest staterooms can be found aft, with a 4th cabin, come day room, galley and crew space forward.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts with design by Dubois.

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Maritime cooperation opportunities between Dubai and Hamburg discussed by DMCA

February 03, 2015

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Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has discussed ways to strengthen joint maritime cooperation and explore potential maritime-based investment opportunities between Dubai and Hamburg. This was announced during a recent visit to the DMCA offices, made by German trade delegation, headed by Prof Dr. Hans-Jorg Schmidt-Trenz, CEO, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, as well as Corinna Nienstedt, Executive Vice President and International Director, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, giving the Authority’s shield to Prof Dr. Hans-Jorg Schmidt-Trenz, CEO, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the accompanying delegation at the headquarters of Dubai Maritime City Authority

Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, giving the Authority’s shield to Prof Dr. Hans-Jorg Schmidt-Trenz, CEO, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the accompanying delegation at the headquarters of Dubai Maritime City Authority

The delegation was met by Amer Ali, Executive Director, accompanied by the Authority’s senior executives and managers. During their visit, Ali stressed on the importance of consolidating ties between the two countries, especially across the exchange of knowledge and experiences, which can help serve common goals and visions set by the UAE and Germany.

Ali said: “DMCA believes in the importance of working together to reflect future ambitious aspirations–leading us towards intensifying efforts to enhance bilateral maritime relations between Dubai and Hamburg. This visit is an important move that will support our tireless efforts to enable German companies to optimally benefit from promising investment opportunities within the local maritime sector, which has seen steady growth over the past few years. The experienced increase can be attributed to the unlimited support given by the country’s wise leadership and the tireless efforts exerted by the DMCA to establish solid legislative standards and guidelines that will improve the performance, safety, efficiency and competitiveness of the maritime sector, which in turn will help strengthen Dubai’s status as a world class global maritime hub.”

In response to the warm reception that they received, the delegates from Hamburg praised the authority and their move to support the country’s efforts to position Dubai as an attractive maritime hub for potential regional and international investors. The delegates also lauded the DMCA’s continuing commitment in strengthening the competitive advantages of Dubai on the maritime level–regionally and globally, through developing world-class standards and guidelines and the upgrading of infrastructure, operational processes, logistics and diversifying investment opportunities.

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Piers Wilson receives inaugural Superyacht UK Lifetime Achievement Award

February 03, 2015

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Piers Wilson has been honoured with the inaugural Superyacht UK Lifetime Achievement award, presented at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015. This new prize has been introduced to honour those who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the superyacht sector and, in particular, the aims as well as objectives of Superyacht UK (SYUK).  The recipient is chosen by past and present Chairmen of SYUK.

Piers Wilson receives inaugural Superyacht UK Lifetime Achievement Award - Photo credit to onEdition 2015

Piers Wilson receives inaugural Superyacht UK Lifetime Achievement Award - Photo credit to onEdition 2015

Piers’ started his career in the marine industry as Production Manager at Camper & Nicholson’s Northern Yard.  He then went on to establish Southampton Yacht Services in 1980 at Shamrock Quay with John Dean.  Classic yachts are very close to his heart and he soon secured projects such as Ticonderoga (Herreshoff), sailing yacht Belle Adventure (Fife), sailing yacht Altair and the J-Class superyacht Velsheda.  Piers has also been heavily involved with 45m motor yacht refits, racing yachts such as charter yacht Mari Cha and has worked with Vosper Thornycroft and Pendennis on numerous projects.

SYUK Chairman Mike Carr said: “Piers is a charming and enthusiastic man, who has great respect and following amongst his employees as well as industry colleagues.  He is without doubt a true pillar of the UK superyacht sector and a worthy recipient of this lifetime achievement award.”

On receiving the award Piers added: “This award has come as a complete surprise to me and I am delighted to accept it. I have been very aware of the importance of Superyacht UK in promoting British companies’ interests in the marine market and I am honoured that my friends and colleagues have chosen me to be the recipient.

“I opted to change careers from the automotive to the marine industry forty five years ago and I can honestly say that I have never regretted that decision. The combination of technical challenges, commercial considerations, employment of highly skilled craftsmen and meeting extraordinary owners has ensured a fascinating career.”

The award was presented to Piers at the annual Superyacht UK (SYUK) Technical Seminar on Thursday 15 January 2015.

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Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON with ‘DynaRig’ by MAGMA Structures

February 03, 2015

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MAGMA Structures, a global leader in composite technology based at Trafalgar Wharf in UK’s Portchester, is a creator of the revolutionary ‘DynaRig’ for the outstanding 88-metre charter yacht Maltese Falcon. Launched by Perini Navi in 2006, sailing yacht Maltese Falcon has proved that the DynaRig is a highly efficient, reliable, practical, easy to use and, above all, safe sailing system, delivering ease of handling, reliability and efficiency, even when sailing at 18 knots.

Maltese Falcon -  (2)

Maltese Falcon - (2)

In 2000, Dykstra Naval Architects were one of a number of naval architects asked to come up with a proposal for a Perini Navi 87m hull for a fast and safe ocean passage making rig. Several rig options were proposed, including a schooner rig, a traditional and modernized barque rig and the DynaRig. The owner quickly selected the DynaRig as he was trying to revive the ‘Clipper’ sailing concept of safe, fast sailing speeds in ocean conditions, together with single person button-controlled sail handling and good windward performance.

The rig for The Maltese Falcon yacht was developed, tested and built by a specialist engineering team with years of successful large yacht and rig experience, under the personal guidance of the yacht’s first visionary owner, Tom Perkins. The team spent over 90,000 design and development hours on the rig, the fittings, the sails and the sailing systems.

Superyacht Maltese Falcon has 3 free-standing, rotating masts approximately 58m in height which hoist a total sail area of 2400m². Since its launch in 2006, the vessel has cruised and raced extensively in the Pacific, Caribbean, Atlantic and Mediterranean, covering well over 100,000 miles; a large majority under sail. The yacht has executed more than 11,000 individual sail sets, through storms, gales and calms and raced in many superyacht events and transatlantic regattas.

Remarkably, for a 1200 tonne, 89m LOA vessel, luxury yacht Maltese Falcon has won several regattas including wins in three consecutive Perini Navi Cups in conditions ranging from flat calm to 35 knots plus. In each of these regattas, the entire sailing operation was carried by a crew of just three; helmsman, trimmer and tactician.

The unique characteristics of her rig enable luxury charter yacht Maltese Falcon to be sailed easily by just a few crew, as well as being able to manoeuvre confidently in confined waters, sail on and off her mooring and set sails for even very short trips; something other sailing superyachts are not able to achieve.

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Mega yacht ANDREAS L and superyacht RAHIL under refit at T. Mariotti Shipyard

February 03, 2015

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T. Mariotti shipyard has been awarded two contracts for refit and maintenance of the 60m charter yacht Andreas L as well as the 54m superyacht Rahil. Both projects mark the return of the shipyard in the yachting business.

Luxury charter yacht Andreas L under refit at T. Mariotti Shipyard

Luxury charter yacht Andreas L under refit at T. Mariotti Shipyard

T.Mariotti Shipyard, worldwide renowned for design, ultra luxury shipbuilding, megayacht and supply vessel construction, has been in the refit and conversion business since its foundation in 1928.

The Company has been recently awarded two orders for refit and maintenance:

The first is the 60m motor yacht Andreas L: works, planned until February 9th, are currently in progress at Darsena Drydock in the Port of Genoa including mechanical alterations, painting and steel intervention.

Moreover during the second half of February, in the same drydock, T.Mariotti will perform refit and maintenance works on the 54m motor yacht Rahil with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, designed and built by Mariotti Yachts – the yard’s brand operating in the megayacht market – presented in 2012 at 22nd edition of Monaco Yacht Show.

Works on superyacht Andreas L

Works on superyacht Andreas L

Works planned for about 10 days interest pure drydock basin activities and engine room.

The awarding of the two intervention represent an important achievement for T.Mariotti since it marks the return of the shipyard in the business of megayacht refitting.

T.Mariotti shipyard is one of the leader in the ultra luxury cruise shipbuilding, megayacht and and supply vessel construction, refit and conversion. The Company belongs to Genova Industrie Navali holding a reliable naval pole in the Mediterranean able to fulfill every ship need.

Since 2010 T.Mariotti has invested in the brand Mariotti Yachts more than 9 million euro for infrastructures and design of new signature projects for the yachting industry.

At present T.Mariotti with the brand Mariotti Yachts offers the market new concepts including 38m and 51m as a luxury and comfort evolution of offshore vessels, 54m, 59m, 73m, 85m signature yachts, and of course the infrastructure, company’s network and know-how to deliver yachts over 100m following the Owner desire, realized with the expertise on regulations and building techniques coming from the ultra luxury cruise shipbuilding.

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Oceanco Y710 motor yacht INFINITY delivered

February 03, 2015

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Oceanco is proud to announce the recent delivery of the brand new 89-metre motor yacht INFINITY, representing the superyacht industry’s first delivery in 2015. Built under the code name Y710, the breath-taking mega yacht INFINITY boasts a commanding exterior design by Espen Øino, while her exceptional interior design is by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design Associates.

Oceanco Y710 super yacht INFINITY

Oceanco Y710 super yacht INFINITY

True to her name, the possibilities for superyacht INFINITY are endless. She is a go-anywhere yacht that offers safety, comfort, elegance, and the best possible lifestyle afloat. INFINITY accommodates her owners in a spectacular master suite including a private exterior deck and whirlpool, as well as 10 guests in 6 guest suites, including 2 VIP cabins. She has an outdoor beach/swimming area on the Lower Aft Deck and on the Main Deck is another spacious relaxation area featuring a circular swimming pool measuring 5m in diameter with seating all around and an adjacent indoor wellness area. Ascending to the Upper Deck, there is an indoor/outdoor al fresco dining and entertainment area. The sundeck is dedicated to a private indoor/outdoor area with whirlpool, bar and an observation lounge.

Super yacht INFINITY will be delivered and depart the shipyard on 3 February, when her Captain and crew together with the Oceanco team will gather to mark their successful collaboration and join in Oceanco’s traditional good luck bite of a Dutch herring.

Headed for her first season, INFINITY superyacht is powered with twin 4,828hp / 3,600kW MTU engines capable of reaching speeds of 20 knots.

Technical Specifications of Oceanco Y710 INFINITY Yacht:

Builder Oceanco

Type Steel Hull and Aluminium Superstructure

Length 89m / 291ft

Beam 14.2m / 47ft

Exterior Designer Espen Øino

Interior Designer Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design Associates

Delivered 2015

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Oceanco.

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UIM World Champions Awards Giving Gala to take place on March 7, 2015

February 03, 2015

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The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is delighted to announce that the sixth edition of its World Champions Awards Giving Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the prominent Sporting Monte-Carlo, in the popular Monaco yacht charter destination, nestled in the Mediterranean.

UIM World Champions Awards Giving Gala to take place on March 7, 2015

UIM World Champions Awards Giving Gala to take place on March 7, 2015

The whole Powerboating and International Sport Community will gather once again to reward the World’s best drivers and to celebrate the success of the last season. The Gala event will be attended by VIP guests and by top representatives from UIM Member Federations, International Sport Federations, Institutions and Industry coming from all over the world.

This year’s edition will be truly special as it will inaugurate a brand new format which will culminate with a glamorous Gala dinner taking place at the Salle des Etoiles, at 8.00 pm. It will be the perfect occasion not only to celebrate last season’s Champions but also to present the UIM Special Awards such as the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy, the Safety Award, the Sam Griffith Memorial Trophy, the UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions and the brand new UIM Innovation and Technology Award.

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President stated: “The annual UIM Awards Giving Gala is a great opportunity for the Powerboating Community to celebrate its legends and champions that are our everyday source of inspiration. We are very proud to bring together our World Champions and key stakeholders once again in the most prestigious venue, the Sporting Monte-Carlo and I am looking forward to another memorable experience together”.

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