Pride Mega Yachts to reveal new 100m+ motor yacht TOMORROW project at MYS 2014

September 16, 2014

Pride Mega Yachts are delighted to announced that they will unveil their all-new 100m+ motor yacht Tomorrow project at this month’s Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), running in the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monaco from September 24 to 27. With exterior as well as interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects, the striking mega yacht Tomorrow project represents a design built for the future.

Pride Mega Yachts to reveal new 100m+ motor yacht TOMORROW project at MYS 2014

Pride Mega Yachts to reveal new 100m+ motor yacht TOMORROW project at MYS 2014

An evolution of the in-build 88.8m mega yacht Illusion, superyacht Tomorrow is a sophisticated six-deck yacht with enormous interior volume, designed by an experienced international design team. A key feature throughout is space and height, with a modern architectural design style reflected in sweeping lines and circular forms, creating an extravagant, yet functional, spatial experience.

Curved ceiling-to-floor glass and paneling on the three top decks of the superstructure and the two other decks provide unobstructed views and easy access to the outside areas. The spacious feeling flows through into the main lounge with its imposing interior height of almost three metres.

Pride Mega Yachts will have a  strong team at the Monaco Yacht Show. The yard encourages show visitors to come to their stand, where full information on Tomorrow yacht, including a short specification list and renderings of the yacht, will be revealed. A full media pack on the 115m Estatement yacht concept will also be available.

45m Rhoades Young Explorer Yacht Concept

September 16, 2014

Rhoades Young Design are pleased to announce their latest 45m Rhoades Young explorer yacht concept. Featuring  a ‘business like’ profile, the 45m Rhoades Young modern expedition yacht boasts a fantastic Owner’s Deck, which incorporates a forward facing bedroom and terrace, study, lounge and private aft deck.

45m Rhoades Young Yacht Concept - Profile and Deckplan

45m Rhoades Young Yacht Concept - Profile and Deckplan

The Top Deck of the 45m Rhoades Young Motor Yacht houses the spacious bridge; a sky deck with jacuzzi and snug area for guests.

The Upper Deck of the 45m Rhoades Young Yacht is completely secluded from other guests and is reserved totally for the Owner. The combination of a forward facing cabin, with access to a private fore deck area, en suite facilities with shower and bath, a study, private lounge and dining and a spacious aft deck ensure that the Owner has space, luxury and total privacy.

45m Rhoades Young Yacht Concept - General Arrangement

45m Rhoades Young Yacht Concept - General Arrangement

The Main Deck of the 45m Rhoades Young superyacht has accommodation for 8 further guests in four double cabins, all with ensuite facilities. There is excellent room inside for formal dining and a luxurious aft saloon, leading out to an amazing and vast aft deck with jacuzzi.

The Lower Deck of the 45m Rhoades Young luxury yacht has an aft beach club, which is easily accessed from the aft Main Deck, including a sauna/steam room and plenty of space for tenders and toys. The Lower Deck also houses the crew of 10 in three doubles and two twin bunk rooms.  The crew mess and main galley are also located here with easy access to the engine room, freezers and storage.

Each deck of the 45m Rhoades Young explorer yacht has a day head and pantry and crew circulation is kept separate from the main guest staircase by means of a crew-dedicated stairway.

Exterior Design: Rhoades Young Design
Interior Architect: Rhoades Young Design

Video: CBI 50 AIFOS and CBI 40 GATTOPARDO VI Yachts

September 15, 2014

Fipa Group has released an amazing video showing the CBI 50 superyacht Aifos and the CBI 40 motor yacht Gattopardo VI by CBI Navi. In addition to excellent performance, both yachts boast sophisticated interior and exterior lines, designed with maximum care as well as attention to the smallest details on board.

UAE’s Minister of Public Works – Keynote speaker at upcoming Dubai Maritime Summit

September 15, 2014

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of the National Transport Authority (NTA), received a delegation from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) at Ministry Headquarters in Dubai, to view latest developments of the Maritime Sector Strategy in Dubai as well as the UAE. In addition, they have discussed the current preparations for the launch of the region’s inaugural Dubai Maritime Summit. This will be held in the breath-taking Dubai yacht charter location on October 27, 2014, during the opening of the second edition of Dubai Maritime Week.

A delegation from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) at Ministry Headquarters in Dubai

A delegation from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) at Ministry Headquarters in Dubai

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi will be the key speaker at the Summit to talk about the vital and strategic role of the UAE on the global maritime landscape and underline its economic, political and logistics position which support its efforts to become an international maritime center and top-notch investment destination across the regional and international maritime industry.

The Dubai Maritime Summit will gather high-profile decision-makers, senior executives and managers of industry-related public and private companies from Dubai and worldwide. It will also see participation of keynote speakers, including industry leaders from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and other senior maritime companies.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “We are honored to have met with H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi and look forward for his participation in Dubai Maritime Summit as a keynote speaker. This demonstrates our commitment towards mutual cooperation to promote all aspects of the maritime sector in the country and boost the world-level industry events being organized.”

Headed by CNN International anchor Richard Quest, CNN’s foremost international business correspondent and presenter of Quest Means Business, the Dubai Maritime Summit will attract leading local, regional and international industry professionals to view the latest developments on the global maritime landscape and discuss the various subjects related to the worldwide progress of the industry, with main focus on issue of international maritime clustering and Dubai’s efforts to become a world-class leading maritime hub. The Summit will cover a variety of other subjects of local, regional and international significance, in participation of a senior government officials, industry professionals, experts, ship owners and operators from the UAE and across the region.

Paragon Motor Yachts launch 30m motor yacht SKYMASTER

September 15, 2014

The all-new 30m (100’) motor yacht Skymaster has been launched by Paragon Motor Yachts. Superyacht Skymaster is expected to make her premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running in the lovely Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale from October 30 to November 3.

100ft superyacht Skymaster under sea trials - Image credit to Paragon Motor Yachts

100ft superyacht Skymaster under sea trials - Image credit to Paragon Motor Yachts

The new 100′ luxury yacht Skymaster is the result of a collaboration between Paragon and current Paragon yacht owners. This vessel features vertical windows (“Bahamas House”), which create more interior volume and cut down on incoming heat from the sun. The new “Bahamas Cockpit” design features a large mezzanine and allows for the Center Console to be pulled over to the island.

Super yacht Skymaster boasts three king staterooms, a fourth queen-size stateroom and an additional bunk, along with accommodation for four crew members.

World Yacht Trophy 2014 for Azimut Grande 95 RPH and Azimut 77S Yachts

September 15, 2014

The new nautical season 2014-2015, officially opened, as every year, at the Cannes Yachting Festival, has seen the Azimut|Benetti Group win two prominent prizes at the World Yacht Trophy 2014. These were assigned to yachts of the Azimut Yachts brand: superyacht Azimut Grande 95 RPH and Azimut 77S yacht.

Superyacht Azimut 95 RPH running

Superyacht Azimut 95 RPH running

Organized by the French publishing group LuxMediaGroup, the World Yacht Trophy is one of the most important awards in the nautical sector: a panel of experts made up of highly qualified members belonging to the steering committee of the publishing network is entrusted with the task of selecting and evaluating the boats and the winners for each category. The awards’ ceremony was held on Saturday, September 13th in the elegant framework of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.

Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht, a beautiful 29 meters with a Raised Pilot House, was awarded the title of “Most Achieved Trophy” in the category of yachts from 24 to 36 meters. Luxury yacht Azimut 77S, brand new jewel of the sporty collection, with its sleek lines and low consumption was awarded the prize for the “Best Exterior Design” in the category of yachts from 15 to 24 meters.

Luxury yacht Azimut 77S

Luxury yacht Azimut 77S

“We are very proud to have received this prestigious award once again,” says Giovanna Vitelli, member of the Board of Directors. “A further sign that our unremitting efforts in terms of research and innovation are visible and appreciated not only by the market but also by leading experts in the industry.”

Azimut 77S Yacht - cockpit

Azimut 77S Yacht - cockpit

At the 2014 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival the Italian Group participated with 22 models including 4 world premieres.

Launch of 2015 TYHA Marina of the Year Awards

September 15, 2014

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has proudly launched its Marina of the Year Awards for 2015, with partners GJW Insurance. The second edition of the Awards are open to all Gold Anchor accredited luxury yacht marinas, both in the UK as well as overseas.

TYHA

TYHA, a group association within the British Marine Federation (BMF), has made significant changes to the way the competition is run to make it easier for boat owners and berth holders to vote and for marinas to be included in the awards. This is intended to build on the success of last year’s competition and takes into account feedback from those taking part.

The biggest change is giving marinas automatic entry into the competition; there’s no requirement for marina operators to register this year, and there’s no entry fee.

The competition is now aimed directly at boat owners and berth holders, asking them to vote for their favourite Gold Anchor marina – it doesn’t have to be their home marina either, they can choose from any marina they have visited this year.

At the launch, Jon White, General Manager of The Yacht Harbour Association said: “The Marina of the Year Awards, with GJW Insurance, is a great way of highlighting excellence in facilities and customer service.  Gold Anchor marinas are already recognised as offering the very highest standards of facilities and services, and it is hoped that these Awards will encourage marinas to go the extra mile with their berth holdersThe message TYHA is promoting to boat owners and berth holders is a simple one, vote on-line for your favourite Marina of the Year; so why not pass this message on to your customers and encourage them to vote for you.”

There are four categories of winners with a runner-up in each: UK coastal marinas, UK inland marinas, International marinas and superyacht marinas.

Voting closes on December 20th 2014 and the Awards will be presented during the London Boat Show at ExCeL London on Thursday 15th January 2015.

Winners of the prestigious TYHA Awards will receive a laser etched glass trophy and the chance to promote their achievement.

Partnership of Oyster Yachts and MedAire

September 15, 2014

UK luxury yacht builder, Oyster Yachts, is dedicated to offering the most advanced yacht ownership experience available and as such, the company has teamed up with MedAire to provide their owners with a comprehensive health and travel safety program as standard on all new yachts.

Partnership of Oyster Yachts and MedAire

Partnership of Oyster Yachts and MedAire

Each new Oyster yacht delivered from the beginning of 2014 will include a two-year membership entitlement to Oyster Elite, the traveller health programme from MedAire. The Oyster options list will be expanded to include an extensive range of quality medical kit systems appropriate for each yacht’s cruising plans. Owners, guests and crew will enjoy the certainty of premium 24/7 medical and travel safety assistance wherever they sail.

David Tydeman, Oyster Group Chief Executive Officer comments, “As part of our commitment we have also negotiated special membership rates for all yachts delivered prior to January 2014. We will be contacting owners in the coming months with regards to how to take up this subsidy offer.

“Our owners are adventurers, and Oyster Elite gives them the confidence to travel the world knowing the global MedAire network is available to assist with medical and travel safety advice, assistance, and referrals to quality health-care providers.

“In every corner of the sailing world, our owners can look to us for service and support, help and advice”.

MedAire is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist Oyster Elite members with medical and travel safety requests while at sea or in transit. Members also receive access to the MedAire global network of credentialed physicians, hospitals, clinics, dentists and dental clinics.

Oyster is pleased to extend the Oyster Elite membership programme to all existing Oyster owners at a preferred rate as part of the exclusive deal with MedAire. The full range of premium yachting medical kit systems will be available at preferential rates as well.

“We are delighted to lead the way by actively investing in the health and travel safety of anyone who sails on an Oyster yacht” says David Tydeman, “This commitment is one that we are proud to make and actively support.”

A busy week for Viking Yachts

September 15, 2014

Last week was very busy for the US luxury yacht builder, Viking Yacht Company, as the annual Dealer Meeting coincided with the 50th Anniversary Gala. This was held at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Viking's Annual Dealer Meeting

Viking's Annual Dealer Meeting and the 50th Anniversary Gala

Monday kicked off the busy week with a welcome dinner for Viking Yacht dealer principals hosted by Bill and Patrick Healey. Tuesday morning brought a packed house to the business portion of the meeting with Viking’s dealer network absorbing a wealth of information and new technology during the session.

When the group broke, they beelined to the docks and jumped on the spectacular fleet of Vikings that was waiting to greet them. Gray skies and gusty winds couldn’t hold back the dedicated dealer network as they climbed aboard the boats and spent the day on sporty seas off Atlantic City.

Viking's Annual Dealer Meeting1

Viking's Annual Dealer Meeting

Skies were questionable when guests moved in for the cocktail and yacht viewing party but when the first model cruised down the dock, the sun and smiles broke out. The yachts strutted down the runway and concluded with the eagerly awaited Viking flagship, the 92 Enclosed Bridge yacht. That’s her little sister, the motor yacht Viking 70, in the background.

Over 300 people attended the gala dinner and everyone reveled in the telling of Viking history through colorful tales of the early days which were interrupted only by roars of laughter.

Rudy Dalinger, Production Engineer, was recognized as Viking’s longest tenured employee, hitting the 50 year mark this past September 2nd. A celebratory cake was brought out and Viking founding fathers Bill and Bob Healey,Sr., surrounded by their families, sliced the dessert for their customers, boat builders and friends in attendance.

Superyacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge

Superyacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge with Viking 70 yacht in the background

The night ended on a high note with the Viking Yacht Company lighting up the Atlantic City skyline.

It didn’t end there! The week continued with a steady stream of customers and sales professionals touring the Viking manufacturing campus. The tour’s highlight was a trip to the sleek yet luxurious 75 Motor Yacht floating at the docks. Atlantic City also stayed busy with over 60 Viking sea trials completed during the week.

Thank you to all of the Viking family and friends for the first 50 amazing years. Viking looks forward to the next 50!

Below is a video from the Viking’s Annual Dealer Meeting and the 50th Anniversary Gala, released by Mary Foust from Viking:

China Yachting Conference 2014 Speakers: Qin Jie and Richard Lamble

September 15, 2014

The organizers of the upcoming China Yachting Conference 2014 are delighted to present two more speakers: Mr. Qin Jie – Deputy Chief Engineer, CCCC‐FHDI Engineering Co., Ltd – and Mr. Richard Lamble – Registered Yacht Surveyor, Marine Surveys & Engineering Services Ltd, Hong Kong. The 2014 event will be running in Nansha, Guangzhou, China on October 17 and 18.

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Mr. Qin, one of the inspirers of the newly accepted “China Marina Code” will enlighten the audience about the latest standards and regulations on marina construction, building and operations in China, while Mr. Lamble, a recognized yacht surveyor, will share his abundant experience on what are the typical and mostly wide-spread problems a boat owner has to face and how to avoid/resolve them. While the 1st Speaker’s presentation is a ”must to know” to Marina constructers and builders, property developers, etc., the 2nd Speaker’s presentation will be of a great interest to existing and potential boat owners, yacht dealers and brands.

Speaker: Qin Jie (Deputy Chief Engineer, CCCC‐FHDI Engineering Co., Ltd)

Tentative Topic: An introduction to the new China Marina Code

Bio: Qin Jie, a certified senior engineer, Deputy Chief Engineer and Vice-Head of Harbour Design Department of CCCC-FHDI Engineering Co., Ltd, has for many years been involved with port engineering consultancy, project management, harbour planning & design. He was in charge and successfully completed more than 60 port engineering projects, so his vast experience in port design is well-known and recognized in the field.

Qin Jie

Qin Jie

Qin Jie is one of the idea leaders and coordinators of “China Marina Code”, issued by China Ministry of Communications: he co-chaired the “China Marina Code” expert working group.

Six of Qin Jie’s port & waterway projects gained province-level “Award for Excellent Consultancy and Design”. Qin Jie published more than 20 expert academic essays in most reputable Industry publications; he wrote for “ China Port and Waterway Construction in the Past 60 Years” (technical part); he is the author of “Application Guide for China Port Construction and Engineering Core Technologies”, co-editor of “English-Chinese Civil Engineering Dictionary” (includes 820,000 words and expressions ), etc.

Speaker: Richard Lamble (Registered Yacht Surveyor, Marine Surveys & Engineering Services Ltd, Hong Kong)

Tentative Topic: Common problems with boats ‐ a yacht surveyors perspective

Bio: Richard Lamble is the senior surveyor at MSES. He has 18 years experience at sea on tankers, bulk carriers and gas carriers with his last appointment as staff chief engineer on a cruise liner. With over 40 years sailing experience in yachts of all sizes and several renovations and new constructions in wood, glass fiber, west, steel and aluminum to his credit, he has developed an awareness of where to look for the problems boat develop. His technical background encourages the use of latest technology to enhance the surveys value.

Richard Lamble

Richard Lamble

Richard is a 1st Class Marine Engineer Officer – Steam and Motor, a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists, and a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors.

Recently Richard has been appointed as an Authorized Surveyor for local vessels in Hong Kong.

More Speakers and their details will be revealed in the future. So stay in the loop!

Only 10 days remain till the registration deadline, so sign up now to ensure your participation in the biggest expert forum of the region!

The registration deadline is September 15th. Tentative program, as well as the related Conference fees for delegates, please check at Yacht CN 2014 official website.