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Six Luxury Yacht Marinas Join The Boat Village Collaborative in Southeast Florida

July 10, 2014

The Boat Village’s collaborative in Southeast Florida has been recently joined by six major luxury yacht marinas. These have become the new members of the collaborative, in order to promote online service coordination as well as simplify boat ownership.

Old Port Cove Marina able to accommodate luxury superyachts measuring up to 200ft in length

Old Port Cove Marina able to accommodate luxury superyachts measuring up to 200ft in length

Old Port Cove Marina and New Port Cove Marina, in North Palm Beach; the Palm Bay Club Marina, in Miami; and three marinas from the Aquamarina portfolio located in Southeast Florida in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Aventura are the latest to join the growing list of companies that have banded together to promote leading-edge technology that makes managing and maintaining recreational boats far easier.

These companies will offer The Boat Village, the marine industry’s leading online service coordination tool, to slip holders, providing them with the very latest technology for boat management and online service coordination. My-Villages, which created The Boat Village and owns the popular DockMaster marine management software, also offers these companies major marketing and outreach services to spread the word. The result is a regional collaborative: a group of businesses working together to engage online and add value to customers and increase customer loyalty in their communities.

“We are a forward-thinking and technology-friendly company. We are always looking for ways to enhance boaters’ experiences and provide value to slip holders,” said Steven Kinderman, COO at Aqua Marine Partners. “The Boat Village Premium service provides tools that help boating customers connect with service technicians and other marine professionals in a simple and efficient way. By offering The Boat Village, we are seeking to improve maintenance and keep boaters boating, which is good for everyone—especially the boater. Additionally, the marketing support that comes with the strategic alliance is quite valuable.”

The Florida collaborative, launched earlier this spring, has already attracted substantial companies like Hinckley Yacht Services and Whiticar Boat Works of Stuart; Boat Yard Services in West Palm Beach; Bradford Marine and Marine Professionals Incorporated (MPI) of Fort Lauderdale; and Galati Yacht Sales. Large boat manufacturers like Ferretti, The Hinckley Co. and Regal are also onboard. And, The Boat Village has already launched its second regional collaborative in New England.

“Customers transact online with banks, pharmacies and retail stores—it’s routine,” said Kevin Hutchinson, founder and CEO of My-Villages. “Our mission is to move the marine industry in that direction, too. Transacting business with customers online is the norm these days, and it is great to see so many innovative marine industry companies move forward to do business with customers online.”

The Boat Village is an online service coordination and boat management tool that gives marinas, service yards, dealers and brokerages the ability to track each customer’s vessel, receive automatic reminders when service is due and notify customers—all in the same application. The result is improved customer engagement and increased business.

Service professionals can create a boat profile for each customer, giving them instant access to relevant information about onboard equipment and supplying automatic reminders when service is due. The Boat Village also appends equipment manuals and creates a custom maintenance plan, based on manufacturer recommendations.

“The Boat Village is a great tool on its own,” said Sue Morgan, marketing director at Old Port Cove, which has used DockMaster for years. “We are really eager to see what it can do when it is integrated into DockMaster. The two tools combined will be a powerful way to increase efficiency and expand customer engagement.”

Later this year, The Boat Village will be integrated into the DockMaster suite of marine business software, greatly enhancing the utility for DockMaster users and giving marinas even more tools to care for slip holders.

An ocean of experiences on offer at upcoming Barcelona Boat Show 2014

July 10, 2014

Set to run in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Port Vell in Barcelona from October 15 to 19, this year’s Barcelona International Boat Show will provide its visitors with a unique opportunity to dive into an ocean of new experiences. Apart from displaying the biggest and most varied commercial offering of sporting and recreational sailing in Spain, the event will enable its visitors to surf the waters in Barcelona harbour or try out the latest aquatic gadgets, trips in canoes, dinghies or sailboats to experience the thrill of sailing, scuba-diving for beginners, recreational fishing, paddle boarding sessions, a parade of boats out to sea, regattas, concerts, gastronomic tasting sessions, prize draws, workshops, conferences, product launches, and much more.

Barcelona Boat Show hosted by the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter location - Barcelona in Spain

Barcelona Boat Show hosted by the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter location - Barcelona in Spain

‘The show aims to convey our passion for the sea and nautical pursuits, offering dozens of activities that will generate unique experiences for our visitors,’ explains the show’s director, Jordi Freixas. ‘It’s going to be a very interactive event with a programme of exciting, one-off activities which will thrill every possible audience, from beginners through to experienced sailors, with something for every age group.’ In this respect, one of the standout new features this year will be the installation of a wave generator for surfing in the Port Vell harbour.

Sailboats and motorboats will once again be the stars of the event, which is held on the Fusta and España wharves of the Port Vell. As well as the floating exhibition area, visitors will find all kinds of nautical products and services on land, ranging from electronics and engines to paints, sails, trailers, fishing gear, boat charters and marinas, as well as an extensive range of small boats and dinghies.

‘We’re currently fully immersed in promoting the show, and the excellent response from exhibitors points to a recovery in the sector which will materialize in our biggest-ever offering at this year’s event,’ says Freixas. ‘For exhibitors, the show represents their best opportunity to interact with end users, find out about their interests and concerns and thus improve their products and services and, in short, increase their sales.’

Luxury yachts on display at the Barcelona Boat Show

Luxury yachts on display at the Barcelona Boat Show

For the General Secretary of the Spanish Nautical Business Association (ANEN), Carlos Sanlorenzo, ‘After six tough years, this is the first edition of the show to be held at a time when we are starting to see the first positive results in the domestic market, and although domestic demand is still very far below the figures before the crisis, we hope that the ideas being organized for the event, especially with a view to foreign buyers, will give exhibitors the chance to generate new business.’

According to ANEN’s records, 2,289 recreational boats were registered in Spain in the first six months of the year, 14.91% up on the same period in 2013 when there were 1,992 new registrations.

The USA to launch an institutional pavilion

One of the new features this year is the anticipated participation of an official USA Pavilion thanks to a collaboration agreement with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which is promoting the Barcelona Boat Show to nautical companies in the USA.

Barcelona International Boat Show

Barcelona International Boat Show

Officials from the NMMA and their strategic partners from the Trade Office in Madrid confirm that the Spanish nautical market has excellent growth potential thanks to the country’s more than 7,000 kilometres of coastline, its strong tourism sector and consolidated and loyal market.

The Boat Show to present a beginners’ guide to sailing

Popularizing and facilitating access to sports and recreational sailing has been one of the main objectives of the Boat Show ever since it started. In this respect, the event’s organizing committee is strengthening its efforts this year by setting up a specific working committee which, amongst things, will be behind the production of a beginners’ guide to sailing, which will include sections on sailing permit regulations, sailing schools and the slipway register. It also plans to promote the world of sailing through new platforms such as the International Caravanning Show.

Themed areas for experiencing everything nautical

The show will once again have several themed areas, located on the Moll de la Fusta, where most of the activities will take place: the Fun Beach zone where, as well as showcasing products and services related to nautical sports, will have a test zone in an area of the sea where visitors can take part in beginner’s sessions of dinghy sailing, canoeing, kayaking, jet-skis and paddleboarding, amongst others; the Espai del Mar area, designed for presentations of regattas, books, trophies, seminars and awards, which will also host discussions and conferences on the marine environment and every aspect of sailing; and the Traditional Sailing zone, featuring classic wooden sailboats and a range of related workshops.

For professional visitors, the show once again offers a wide programme of conferences and seminars, most notably the various activities organized by ANEN. It is also expected that many of the exhibitors at the Boat Show will be organizing their own activities and parties at their stands.

For the fifth year running, there will be a Village on the Moll d’Espanya wharf to serve as a meeting place for industry professionals, representatives from every economic strata and sportspeople and personalities from the sailing world. The Village will have a restaurant and a chill-out zone with a marine ambience. There will also be a group of stands next to the Village exhibiting exclusive jewellery, art and fashion articles.

More than half a century of history

The Barcelona Boat Show was a founding member of the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO) and continues to serve as an international benchmark. On its 50th anniversary three years ago, Barcelona City Council awarded the show the Gold Medal for Sporting Merit in recognition of its work to promote the sector and raise the city’s international profile.

Organized annually by Fira de Barcelona, the show enjoys the support and collaboration of ANEN in its capacity as the senior representative of the nautical business and industrial sector at national level and as an advisory body for promoting and developing the sector within the framework of the event.

Special 10 year anniversary event hosted by Williams Performance Tenders

July 09, 2014

Last weekend saw Williams Performance Tenders proudly play a host to the special 10 year anniversary event, in order to honor all of its staff as well as suppliers. These have been integral to the company’s amazing success and continuous growth.

Special 10 year anniversary event hosted by Williams Performance Tenders

Special 10 year anniversary event hosted by Williams Performance Tenders

Founded by brothers Mathew and John Hornsby in 2004, Williams has established itself as the world’s leading jet tender specialist, renowned for its range of Turbojet and Dieseljet models. The company now employs 45 staff at its Oxfordshire base and is supported by a global team of factory trained engineers. Williams produces up to 700 boats per year and had a turnover of £11.2M in 2013.

Held at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel, the event was a beautiful black and white affair, which was created as a thank you for the team. During the event Mathew and John, along with Chairman, Roy Parker honoured the whole workforce, as well as recognised some of the key members of staff who have been with the company for the whole 10 years. Those recognised for their long-standing service included employees Julie Smith, Paul Clarke and Phil Seymour. Mathew and John’s mother, Joan Hornsby also received a special award at the event in recognition of her belief in their idea and the wholesome support she has given them over the years.

Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams Performance Tenders, commented: “We were delighted with the event and that all of our employees and key suppliers were able to attend to help us celebrate this momentous occasion. Our team work very hard day-in, day-out and this gave us a great opportunity to reflect on our success over the past decade and thank everyone that has been a part of it with some great music, food and cake.

“We are certainly looking forward to what the next decade will bring and have a busy few months ahead with a number of international shows and events across the world, as well as the launch of a brand-new product this September that is really very exciting for us and our team.”

In its 10th year, Williams is enjoying a record order book and an increasing international presence, putting the company in a strong position for the future. The company has also seen increasing levels of business from volume sailboat manufacturers such as Hanse and Group Beneteau. Both these manufacturers, along with other key brands such as Princess and Sunseeker, have designed their garages specifically to fit a Williams tender, providing a glowing endorsement of the brand’s popularity and appeal.

Eight new yachts on offer at Merrill-Stevens Yachts

July 09, 2014

Eight new yachts from the top European designers – Espen Oeino, Hot Lab, Rolls-Royce Marine, Omega and Vripack – are currently on offer from RMK Marine’s award-winning shipyard. The yachts will be constructed to U.S. specifications and delivered at RMK Merrill-Stevens shipyard in Miami.

85m (280’) mega yacht NVC 85Y designed and powered by Rolls-Royce Marine

85m (280’) mega yacht NVC 85Y designed and powered by Rolls-Royce Marine

“It’s a new chapter in American yachting,” states Paul Madden, head of new construction at Merrill Stevens Yachts. “Now you can have your European built mega-yacht, with U.S. specs, delivered to you in Miami where the warranty and ongoing service is provided by America’s oldest and most respected yacht company.”

RMK4800 Yacht designed Espen Oeino

RMK4800 Yacht designed Espen Oeino

RMK4900 Yacht designed by Omega Architects

RMK4900 Yacht designed by Omega Architects

The portfolio of new build mega-yachts spans from the 85-meter (280’) superyacht NVC 85Y, designed and powered by Rolls-Royce Marine, down to a very practical 110’ Vripack Explorer yacht (which is part of a Vripack-designed award-wining Explorer series that goes up to 175’). Both Espen Oeino and Omega Architects have created yachts that share a new 49-meter Fast Displacement Hull which is a patented new hull form designed by Van Oossanen & Assoc. and used by Heesen.

RMK5000 Yacht designed by Hot Lab

RMK5000 Yacht designed by Hot Lab

Italian design house, Hot Lab, has delivered an innovative design for the RMK 5000 Explorer yacht. The 164-foot mega-yacht features an ice-class hull with either diesel or electric propulsion packages for long-range cruising. The Luxury Explorer’s aft deck features a helipad and room to stow a 30- foot tender, a submarine, a hovercraft, personal watercraft, and diving equipment.

RMK Explorer 120 Yacht designed by Vripack

RMK Explorer 120 Yacht designed by Vripack

RMK Explorer 175 Yacht designed by Vripack

RMK Explorer 175 Yacht designed by Vripack

“Our clients can spec out their yacht, and even select interior marble, fabrics and furnishings right in our Miami new build center,” comments Paul Madden, who has also represented Blohm+Voss and CRN Ancona. “We conference directly with the shipyard’s naval architects and project managers via Skype and can watch the vessel being built in real-time on an I-Pad. This is the new way to get the best of both worlds – a European build with a reliable U.S. shipyard overseeing everything.”

Milestone 60th anniversary celebrated by Cramm Yachting Systems

July 09, 2014

June 2014 saw the bespoke Dutch hydraulic manufacturer, Cramm Yachting Systems, celebrate 60 years of businesses. Well known as the world leader in the construction of superyacht hydraulic systems, Cramm is the supplier of choice for all leading shipyards. Over the years, the company has worked on hundreds of outstanding vessels, including the 134m mega yacht Serene, the 68m superyacht Global (ex Kismet), the 88m charter yacht Maltese Falcon, as well as the 109m luxury yacht Octopus.

Cramm celebrating 60th Anniversary

Cramm celebrating 60th Anniversary

“All of the Cramm team is extremely proud of this milestone anniversary and of our achievements,” said Rob Knoop, Director at Cramm Yachting Systems. “We are humbled by the countless hours of work put in by those before us, and are looking forward to the future and what the next sixty years hold.”

Founded in 1954 the company began as a manufacturer of diesel engines for mainly land-based clients. When these diesel engines became too complicated for general mechanics to service, Cramm saw the opportunity to expand by providing repairs and maintenance. This positive attitude paved the way for Cramm’s renowned full-service solution, whereby they take the project from the initial consultation to the design table right through to the installation and after sale service, making the process seamless and easy for the client.

Cramm facilities

Cramm facilities

Having moved into the growing marine hydraulic industry in the 1970s, Cramm has now been part of that sector for 40 years, picking up decades of experience and garnering a strong international reputation. The company’s strength lies in their three main qualities: full collaboration on projects; future-thinking design; and guaranteed quality.

Cramm offers clients the most straightforward contact process by having one point of contact right from the start, ensuring clear and personal communication. Once a project has been delivered, the knowledgeable after sales service team handle any problems encountered with the products.

Cramm Yachting Systems

Cramm Yachting Systems

All Cramm products come with a five-year guarantee. High quality materials are used in the construction and are assembled by experienced and meticulous labourers. These quality products can be relied on for efficient and trouble-free service for years to come.

Cramm doesn’t just stop with making quality products. Research and development is at the heart of all that they do. While always delivering top quality products, they are constantly improving their goods using the latest technologies. Being at the forefront of the hydraulics industry is not enough – Cramm wants to stay there.

Cramm's superyacht hydraulic system

Cramm's superyacht system

The aesthetically pleasing products are discreet and minimal, yet powerfully effective. Products like cranes, passerelles, ladders and doors can be custom built to suit clients’ needs and in most cases, colours and styles can be matched to provide synchronicity across the vessel.

The manufacturer isn’t slowing down in its old age, and says it’s pleased and grateful to be celebrating such an impressive anniversary.

Major refit on Swan 90 sailing yacht SPIRIT completed by Yachting Developments

July 09, 2014

New Zealand-based superyacht new build and refit yard, Yachting Developments, has proudly announced that they have completed an extensive refit on the 27,5-metre Swan 90 sailing yacht Spirit. The refit of superyacht Spirit has been completed to the full satisfaction of her owner.

Yachting Developments-refitted Swan 90 superyacht Spirit under sail

Yachting Developments-refitted Swan 90 superyacht Spirit under sail

Having newly purchased an older classic Swan 90 model, the owner wished to undertake a major refit on the yacht, to convert her into a contemporary family-friendly performance cruiser that maximised all on board spaces. Choosing the right yard to undertake this mammoth task was crucial.

Luxury sailing yacht Spirit

Luxury sailing yacht Spirit

Spirit’s owner was attracted to Yachting Developments due to their historic refit workbook, which included the 18-month refit on the elegant J-Class superyacht Endeavour (JK4) – which picked up the prestigious World Superyacht Award for best Refitted Yacht. With full in-house capabilities for the design, construction, engineering and upholstery work the yard offered all the services this detailed refit would require. Having visited the yard and met Managing Director Ian Cook, the owner commissioned the yard to undertake the project. “We chose Yachting Developments because of their reputation and their record with recent projects … early conversations with Ian Cook and meeting the YD team confirmed they had the skills, and they are just a great team to work with,” said the owner.

Spirit superyacht

Spirit superyacht

“The key concepts for the refit were to gain a more modern look, while retaining her strong sea-going capability, reputation for build quality and safety, and good cruising performance,” said the owner. “The modern look was about modifying the rig to be manageable by a family, to provide large open and al fresco living in the cockpit area and to upgrade all the cabins and living spaces with today’s finishes. We wanted large windows in the main cabin, a lighter and brighter feel throughout and a cleaner finish. All this was achieved.”

Spirit Yacht - front view

Spirit Yacht - front view

Over the course of the year-long refit, work included the removal of the aft deck and cockpit and a new cockpit seating arrangement under a semi-fixed bimini plus the addition of twin wheels in place of the original single wheel. A new, larger, owners cabin was installed aft, and accommodation on board increased with the addition of a new guest cabin in the forward sail stow area. All interior spaces were improved and reworked, with a light overall palette and furnishings. A complete rewiring, the addition of a twin generator, a full repaint and brand new sails completed the picture. Skillful use of composite meant the refit took 5 tonnes off the overall weight of the yacht, giving her extra speed and manoeuvrability when underway.

Super yacht Spirit - aft view

Super yacht Spirit - aft view

On her relaunch Spirit’s owner was delighted with the end result and is looking forward to making use of his new yacht. “I was particularly impressed with the way the hull and structural modifications were formed and the quality of finish, through all key trades,” he said. “The design team solved some key problems up front and have implemented clever solutions. Above all, attention to detail has been a key feature.”

Spirit Yacht - aft view

Spirit Yacht - aft view

“Our team have done a fantastic job on the Spirit refit and the before and after shots really speak for themselves on the quality of work they have achieved,” said Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. “We are delighted to have such a happy customer and are all very proud of the end result.”

Launch of impressive 94m motor yacht KISMET II at Lurssen

July 09, 2014

The impressive 94-metre motor yacht Kismet II (Project Global, hull 13678) has recently hit the water at the Lurssen shipyard in Germany. Scheduled for delivery in September 2014, luxury mega yacht Kismet II boasts sophisticated exterior styling by Espen Oeino, with striking interior design by Reymond Langton Design. Below is an image of the luxury yacht Kismet II (Project Global) at the shipyard back in March. The official information and new images about the launch of the vessel are still expected to be released by the shipyard.

94m superyacht Kismet II (Project Global) by Lurssen back in March, 2014 - Image credit to Lurssen

94m superyacht Kismet II (Project Global) by Lurssen back in March, 2014 - Image credit to Lurssen

Lurssen superyacht Kismet II can accommodate up to 12 guests in utmost in luxury, providing them with 6 deluxe staterooms. There is also space for a numerous crew of 20 members.

Made of steel and aluminium, luxury yacht Kismet II (hull no. 13678, Project Global) is expected to achieve a top speed of 17 knots. Lloyd’s registered and MCA compliant, she boasts an impressive beam of 13,8m (45’3”).

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

Sanlorenzo to attend Cannes, Monaco and Genoa Boat Shows with its luxury superyachts on display

July 09, 2014

Two brand new Sanlorenzo 2014 models, motor yacht SL118 and luxury yacht SD112, will make their premiere at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (September 9-14) as well as Genoa International Boat Show (October 1-6). In addition, the prominent Italian shipyard will also attend the Monaco Yacht Show (September 24-27), showcasing two vessels in metal: luxury yacht 40Alloy and 46Steel yacht.

Sanlorenzo SL118 Yacht H1

Sanlorenzo SL118 Yacht H1

Sanlorenzo SD112: (33.6 meters) was built to enhance the historic Sanlorenzo semi-displacement fiberglass line (named SD) with a model that positions itself neatly between the two existing models SD92 (28 meters) and SD126 (38 meters). The experience gained by Sanlorenzo with more than thirty SD sailing motoryachts, allowed the shipyard to plan the motoryacht’s flawless design. As a testimony to a great balance achieved with the SD112 model in terms of design, volume and performance, as of today six SD112 units have already been sold, even before the launch of the first hull.

Sanlorenzo SD112 Yacht

Sanlorenzo SD112 Yacht

Sanlorenzo SL118: the new flagship of the SL line, with planing hull in fiberglass and over 36 meters in length, recalls the traditional features of the SL line, with larger spaces and advanced solutions in numerous parts. The first unit has been launched recently at Sanlorenzo’s Elite Days, and the next two hulls are in an advanced stage of production.

The Cannes Yachting Festival will take place in the beautiful Cote d’Azur from September 9th to 14th and will open the new nautical year that traditionally starts in September – allowing the shipyards to build the boats they sold and deliver them to their owners before summertime. In Cannes, Sanlorenzo will exhibit nine models – among them the new SL118 and SD112 – and will welcome its customers and owners in its elegant stand, located on the dock with a comfortable outdoor and indoor areas in an exclusive lounge.

At the 54th edition of the Salone Nautico Internazionale di Genova from October 1st to 6th, Sanlorenzo will display its complete range, including the new SL118 and SD112. The Sanlorenzo stand at the Genoa International Boat Show has always represented a distinctive exhibition area for its elegant features and remarkable size.

Sanlorenzo 46Steel Yacht Starling and 40Alloy Yacht

Sanlorenzo 46Steel Yacht Starling and 40Alloy Yacht

The Monaco Yacht Show, exclusively for superyachts over 30 meters, will take place in Monte Carlo from September 24th to 27th. Sanlorenzo will exhibit two models of its superyacht line in metal: the 40 meter 40Alloy-116 in aluminum and the 46 meter 46Steel-Starling in steel.

Photos from visit to superyacht builder Nautor’s Swan in Pietarsaari, Finland

July 09, 2014

The prestigious Finnish luxury yacht builder, Nautor’s Swan, has released a collection of photos, showing the people, places and details of the world of Swan yachts, including superyacht Swan 115-001, currently under construction. The photos were taken by Carlo Borlenghi during a recent visit to the Nautor’s Swan shipyard in Pietarsaari, Finland.

Work in progress on the hull of Swan 115-001, Nautor's new flagship and the biggest model of the current SwanLine.

Work in progress on the hull of Swan 115-001, Nautor's new flagship and the biggest model of the current SwanLine. At Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

Technology and design go hand-in-hand... It's not only digital: paper and pen still hold their own on the drafting tables! At Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland.

Technology and design go hand-in-hand... It's not only digital: paper and pen still hold their own on the drafting tables! At Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

It almost feels like being inside the whale in Pinocchio's tale... working under the upside-down hull of Swan 115-001 at Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland.

It almost feels like being inside the whale in Pinocchio's tale... working under the upside-down hull of Swan 115-001 at Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

A stunning historical collection of all Nautor's Swan models built so far, from the humble beginnings of 1966. At Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland.

A stunning historical collection of all Nautor's Swan models built so far, from the humble beginnings of 1966. At Nautor's Swan Boatbuilding Technology Centre in Pietarsaari, Finland. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

 Inside the "lamination factory" at Kållby in Finland. The sheer scale of what goes on inside this plant is simply impressive. It's big, bold and beautiful, but it still holds the fascination and mystery of the older days of boatbuilding.

Inside the "lamination factory" at Kållby in Finland. The sheer scale of what goes on inside this plant is simply impressive. It's big, bold and beautiful, but it still holds the fascination and mystery of the older days of boatbuilding. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

Skill, dedication and precision are key elements at Oy Nautor Ab. In a world ruled by machines, the human touch is still the most important ingredient for excellency. Working on the hull of Swan 115-001 at BTC in Pietarsaari, Finland.

Skill, dedication and precision are key elements at Oy Nautor Ab. In a world ruled by machines, the human touch is still the most important ingredient for excellency. Working on the hull of Swan 115-001 at BTC in Pietarsaari, Finland. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

The extensive and very precious "Teak Library" at Nautor's Swan joinery in Kronoby, Finland. This is where all the teak samples from all the Swan yachts ever produced are saved and archived.

The extensive and very precious "Teak Library" at Nautor's Swan joinery in Kronoby, Finland. This is where all the teak samples from all the Swan yachts ever produced are saved and archived. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

Inside Nautor's Swan joinery in Kronoby, Finland. Perfect hand-eye coordination, tools, beautifully crafted furniture - centuries of Finnish boatbuilding tradition certainly come in handy...

Inside Nautor's Swan joinery in Kronoby, Finland. Perfect hand-eye coordination, tools, beautifully crafted furniture - centuries of Finnish boatbuilding tradition certainly come in handy...Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

Organized "chaos" inside Nautor's Swan joinery in Kronoby, Finland. Every piece has its own place, every tool belongs somewhere, every hand knows exactly where to go at any given time.

Organized "chaos" inside Nautor's Swan joinery in Kronoby, Finland. Every piece has its own place, every tool belongs somewhere, every hand knows exactly where to go at any given time. Photo credit to Nautor’s Swan/Carlo Borlenghi

Video: 70m motor yacht Project AASCHER by Central Yacht

July 09, 2014

Measuring impressive 70 meters in length over all, the Central Yacht motor yacht Project Aascher represents an innovative modern design study, boasting strong angular lines allied to modern efficient space planning. Below is a video presenting the breath-taking Central Yacht superyacht Project Aascher.

The novel feature is the three level interconnected entertaining space running through upper deck, sun deck and observation deck. The areas are connected but separate, communicating whilst still private. The result is ideal for sumptuous entertaining and fun parties.

Eschewing the traditional exterior upper deck aft entertaining area the Aascher yacht has an entirely circular glass panoramic saloon with sheltered promenade decks on port and starboard. To port there is also space for a covered cooking area that has easy access to the planetarium style dining room with its spectacular 6m high glass ceiling and atrium sky-bar.

Further forward on the upper deck is a media room and the palatial owner’s suite with excellent 180 degree views forward over the private terrace.

Guest cabins are no less generous and are all to be found on the main deck with four identical cabins plus one full beam VIP suite.

On the lower deck below the saloon the space can be used for gym, sauna, beauty room or other common use room.

Intended for people who like entertaining the tenders are stowed at waterline aft allowing the optimum use of main and upper decks for guest use.

As with all designs from Central Yacht the crew circulation is a very intelligent design with the practical elimination of wasted space in corridors resulting in improved efficiency of crew movement.

Project Aascher superyacht is a striking yacht which will make an impression wherever she goes.

Super yacht Project Aascher by Central Yacht:

LOA 70m

Beam 12m

Draft 3.6m