Baltic Yachts completes refit of Wally 105 sailing yacht NARIIDA

July 15, 2014

May 9, 2014, saw the re-launch of the Luca Brenta-designed Wally 105 sailing yacht “Nariida” at the waterfront facilities of Baltic Yachts in Jakobstad, following her 9-month refit at the Baltic yard in Bosund. On June 11, superyacht Nariida sailed off as a ‘new’ yacht, and with more than just a little ‘Baltic DNA’ added to her pedigree.

Wally 105 superyacht Nariida refitted by Baltic Yachts

Wally 105 superyacht Nariida refitted by Baltic Yachts - Photo by Colls Design Studio

The 32m luxury yacht “Nariida” was built in 1994, using high-tech methods and materials, very much ahead of her time. In fact, still today, few yards are able to build yachts to a similar standard. As such, Baltic Yachts has felt very much ‘at home’ working through “Nariida”, and is very proud of what they have been able to achieve. Complex yachts, custom work and responding to customer’s wishes are as much ingredients of a refit as they are on a new build.

Luxury yacht Nariida - aft view

Luxury yacht Nariida - aft view - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Aboard Nariida Yacht

Aboard Nariida Yacht - Photo by Colls Design Studio

“Nariida” superyacht has over her 20 years been used extensively, for both racing and cruising. Cosmetic wear and tear is unavoidable, and renewal of surfaces has therefore been an important part of this refit project. This involved not only rig and hull paint and a new teak deck, but also a major replacement of teak veneer in the interior.

Superyacht Nariida - Exterior

Superyacht Nariida - Exterior - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Nariida Yacht - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Nariida Yacht - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Baltic Yachts has also made noticeable changes to Nariida yacht’s interior, in order to make the yacht more suitable for its present use. This has involved in particular the galley, the navigation area and the owner’s cabin.

Narrida superyacht - Interior - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Narrida superyacht - Interior - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Luxury yacht Nariida - Saloon - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Luxury yacht Nariida - Saloon - Photo by Colls Design Studio

On the technical side, the yard has improved the production and storage of electricity, by installing a new generator and upgraded and added to the battery banks. Many of the consumers have been changed as well, such as water heaters and cooling machinery. The later, in combination with building completely new freezers and fridges throughout.  The goal has, among other things, been to dramatically increase the yacht’s ‘silent time’, i.e. the period, during full cruising mode, where generators can be shut off.

Sailing yacht Nariida - Cabin - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Sailing yacht Nariida - Cabin - Photo by Colls Design Studio

Super yacht Nariida is the first completed refit project of Baltic Yachts on a yacht they did not build themselves. It has therefore been an important success factor to have the crew present at the yard, as well as frequent visits by the owner. It’s been very much an ‘all hands on deck’ attitude, which has turned out great results. The yard is very grateful to have been part of this, and wish the ‘new’ Nariida fair winds and happy sailing through many years to come.

Contract for new motor yacht Heysea 50M signed by Heysea Yachts

July 15, 2014

Chinese luxury yacht builder, HEYSEA YACHTS, has recently signed a contract for the new 50-metre motor yacht Heysea 50M. The owner of the Heysea 50M superyacht is an old client of the company, who previously purchased two yachts from the shipyard: Heysea60 as well as Heysea82. The new order from this particular client demonstrates his confidence and recognition of Heysea’s quality and brand.

Rendering of the new Heysea 50M superyacht

Rendering of the new Heysea 50M superyacht

The Heysea 50M superyacht is expected to be delivered by the end of 2016. The naval architecture and exterior design is done independently by Heysea’s engineering and designing team. Her interior design is done by an Italian designer team. The Heysea 50M yacht will be the first axe-shaped superyacht in China.

Luxury motor yacht Heysea 50M - side view

Luxury motor yacht Heysea 50M - side view

Luxury yacht Heysea 50M from above

Luxury yacht Heysea 50M from above

Heysea Yachts is the No.1 luxury yacht manufacturer in China (in terms of no of sales orders). The company has a dominating market share in the Chinese 60+ yacht sector. The most popular yacht is Heysea82 with more than 20 yachts of that model sold within 4 years. The eye-catching and delicate Asteria108 (example is superyacht Contessa) also received good feedback from the market with 4 orders.

Heysea 50M Yacht - top view

Heysea 50M Yacht - top view

Superyacht Heysea 50M

Superyacht Heysea 50M

Technical Specifications of the Heysea 50M Superyacht:

Length Overall 50.00 m

Beam 9.00 m

Draft 2.70 m

Displacement 530 tons

Fuel Capacity 75,000 Litres

Water Capacity 12,000 Litres

Main Engine: Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert 1450 HP

Electricity Generator 2* Caterpillar 118 KW

Maximum Speed 16 Knots

Cruising Speed 12 Knots

Cruising Range 5000 nautical miles

Material: Steel hull and Fiberglass superstructure

Bow Thruster 1* 90 KW

Stern Thruster 1* 60 KW

Fin Stabilizing System Zero Speed Type

Air Conditioning Cruisair

Water maker 2* 10,000L per day

Panerai British Classic Week 2014: Day 1

July 14, 2014

Today, July 14, saw the Panerai British Classic Week 2014 get off to an amazing start off UK’s Cowes, with an opening race in dappled sunlight under scudding clouds and a variable west to northwesterly wind ranging from sub ten to almost twenty knots.  There was plenty of action for a total number of 51 attending teams as they enjoyed a round the cans romp that started and finished on the Royal Yacht Squadron line and took them down into the Western Solent.  It was a challenging day for the navigators, with an exceptionally strong ebb tide running, making judging lay lines extremely difficult.

Panerai British Classic Week 2014 Day 1 - Photo by Guido Cantini seasee.com

Panerai British Classic Week 2014 Day 1 - Photo by Guido Cantini/seasee.com

First away from the line were the Modern Classics of Class 1, which includes the Spirit class yachts and yachts that the Committee of the British Classic Yacht Club consider to be built with the appearance of “a classic”.  From the off it was a three way battle between the Spirit 52s Flight of Ufford, owned by Sean McMillan, and Chloe, owned by Michael Hough, and Spirit 54 Soufriere, which is owned by Ireland’s Stephen O’Flaherty, but is perhaps better known to the general public as the yacht James Bond sailed up Venice’s Grand Canal in Casino Royale.  Having traded tacks and gybes all the way round the course it was Soufriere who claimed first blood, beating Flight of Ufford by 12 seconds with Chloe only half a minute behind in third.

In Class 2 David Murrin’s 1955 Laurent Giles designed Cetewayo got the upper hand early on and extended her lead on each leg to win the race by over eight minutes on corrected time.  Behind her there was a splendid battle for second between Jamie Mattheson’s Opposition, the former Morning Cloud II, and Ebsen Poulsson and Ed Duboissailing yacht Firebrand, a 1953 Sparkman and Stephens design.  Firebrand finished well ahead on the water but her crew had an anxious wait for the lower rated Opposition to come in.  Quick action with the calculator confirmed that Firebrand had taken second place by eight seconds with Opposition third.

“A fabulous day’s sailing.  Just perfect,” enthused David Orton of St David’s Light, the 40’ Illingworth and Primrose designed one off masthead sloop built in 1963 by Souters of Cowes who finished fourth in Class 3.  First place in Class 3 went to Christine & Giovanni Belgrano’s 1939 one off sloop Whooper, with Andy King’s 1929 International 30 Square Metre Gluckauf, fondly known in the fleet as the flying toothpick thanks to her exceptionally long and low profile, second and Rob Gray’s Clarionet, the legendary Lallows’ built, Sparkman and Stephen’s designed 1966 fin and skeg One Tonner, third.

In Class 4, just 30 seconds separated first placed Cereste, a 1938 Shoreham Ten Tonner designed by Robert Clark and owned by Jonathan and Scilla Dyke, and second placed Mikado, Sir Michael Briggs’ 1904 Fife designed 30 Rater, one of the oldest boats in the regatta.  The sloop Danegeld, owned by Robert Veale, designed by David Cheverton in 1958 took third place.  One owner very happy with his boat’s performance today was Jason Fry of the 1946 Philip Rhodes designed sloop Shantih.  Jason only took ownership of the boat last week and has been rushing around desperately to get ready for the regatta.  He wasn’t able to get a spinnaker sorted in time for the week, but despite this they finished a very creditable fifth in Class 4 today.

In the 8 Metre Christopher Courage’s 1936 built Helen was the victor from the 1949 Erica, owned by David Myatt, with Murdoch McKillop’s 1931 Fife Saskia third.  After racing David Myatt confirmed they had enjoyed their day, but were mildly frustrated having misjudged their final mark rounding in the strong tide and allowed Helen to slip through and get away from them.

Tomorrow the boats will be taking part in the Around The Island Race sponsored by EFG International, which starts to the East from the Royal Yacht Squadron line at 08.00.  The 8 Metres will not race around the Island, but instead will have a Solent race starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron at 10.00.  The forecast is for lots of sunshine and a north northwesterly wind of circa 10 knots in the morning, backing southwesterly and increasing into the high teens through the day.

This evening the competitors will enjoy a Welcome Reception at the Royal Yacht Squadron and tomorrow morning the Panerai Lounge will open from 06.30 to serve coffee and croissant to the competitors before they leave the dock.

Racing continues until Friday 18 July and the event will conclude with a Parade of Sail past the Royal Yacht Squadron and Cowes Green at 11.00 on Saturday 19 July.

2013 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey

July 14, 2014

Independent research has been recently performed for the Marina Industry Association (MIA). The research has highlighted a wide range of benefits that luxury yacht marinas deliver for local communities. It was conducted by the Michigan State University based Recreation Marine Research Centre and is summarized in a 130 page report, called the ‘2013 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey’.

MIA President A. Chapman

MIA President A. Chapman

The report provides extensive data on marinas economic, employment, social and environmental impacts based on a 47% sample of Australia’s 347 commercial, club and government operated recreational marinas.  During the 2012/13 period the total gross revenues generated by Australian marinas (including tenants revenues but excluding contractors) was $1.4b or $4.1m per marina. Contractors’ economic activity at marinas is also very significant and during the survey period the total number of contractors working at marinas was 7,200. In total 19,200 people had employment at Australian marinas with 96% of marinas projecting same or more employment in 2013/14.

Boat storage is a core function of recreational marinas. Australian marinas provide 69,000 boat storage spaces for an estimated 7% of all Australian boats. It is noteworthy that boat storage is increasingly not the major source of income for all marinas. The report for example indicates that 54% of marinas now provide restaurant/F&B facilities. Furthermore combined with other social and recreational facilities and activities such as community events and ‘Try Sailing Days’, marinas are delivering valuable social and community benefits in addition to their role as economic, employment and boat storage hubs.

The data indicates well managed marinas are also providing environmental leadership in the form of facilities management and environmental education to the estimated 15 million annual visitors to marinas. In 2012/13 marinas spent on average $18,500 on new or improved environmental protection or enhancement of facilities and technologies. 85% of marinas recycle plastics, paper, glass, metal and batteries and 84% of marinas provide boating clients with guidelines and information about environmentally responsible boating behavior.

The independent research indicates Australian marinas are making a valuable contribution to Australian society through their measurable economic, employment, social, recreational and environmental contribution to local communities. MIA President Andrew Chapman said: “it is clear marinas can play an even more significant role in assisting the growth of healthy communities if they are appropriately acknowledged in government plans and policies and provided with appropriate investment and community support”.

The ‘2013 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey’ is available for purchase on-line on the MIA web site.

Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup 2014 Wrap Up

July 14, 2014

The departure from Quai Louis II of the impressive 30-metre catamaran PlanetSolar, boasting 512m2 of photovoltaic panels, marked the end of the inaugural Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup. The recently concluded event was the first race destined for boats powered by the sun, which was held on the open sea in the fabulous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monaco.

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup and PlanetSolar @Franck Terlin

Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup and PlanetSolar @Franck Terlin

“The solar energy industry is expanding fast and those involved in the luxury yacht industry are very interested in its development,” comments Sergei Dobroserdov, CEO of Solar 1, the instigator for this project alongside the Yacht Club de Monaco. The Monaco Club, which benefits from the expertise of Marco Casiraghi, wanted this meeting dedicated to the new generation to be the first international event organised in its new premises which were inaugurated on the 20th of June 2014.

Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States. The futuristic vessels designed and built by these young engineers competed in a fleet race, slalom races and one-on-one challenges in front of the Principality, watched with great interest by passers-by and YCM members.

Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup and PlanetSolar @Franck Terlin

Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup and PlanetSolar @Franck Terlin

Congratulations to the Dutch who pulled off a double, winning the Open Class (the most innovative, as there is only one restriction – the length – 8m or less) and in the A class (maximum length 6m and four solar panels). The Russian Team Beluga Powered by Synergy won the one-design V20 class (designed to plane on foils), while the Monegasques, who were the only team from the Mediterranean basin, took third in their Nakhimov Racing boat driven by Gianmarco Casiraghi.

“We had a fantastic collection of boats here in Monaco! Some of them even had foils. It’s the first time I’ve seen this technology on solar boats,” observed Gérard d’Aboville, Captain of PlanetSolar, jury boat and guest of honour which was open to the public to come aboard. “As the largest solar-powered boat in the world, PlanetSolar has its place alongside these smaller craft which will one day be big. It’s fantastic to see this bright new generation bringing their knowledge to the development of this energy of the future.”

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup @Solar1

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup @Solar1

As well as providing a futuristic spectacle on the water, the meeting was a laboratory for solar energy.  “I am full of admiration for the ingenuity and creativity of the teams, some of whom are only 18. It’s a bold challenge but above all a message of hope for the future. The technology on trial today – and not without its risks – will one day, I hope, become the norm in the leisure boat sector.”

At the closing dinner, HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II, President of the YCM, whose commitment to preserving the planet is well known through his eponymous foundation, warmly congratulated all the teams: “Thanks to your ingenuity, your technical skills and scientific knowledge, you have shown that solar-powered propulsion is a very promising solution for the future – which I hope will be developed and applied in the leisure boat industry on larger vessels. It gives me great pride to see our Principality reviving a golden age, remembering that in 1904 the first power-boat races held here made a significant contribution to the development of the combustion engine. Monaco remains at the forefront of new technologies in the motor-boat sector.”

Exclusive preview of Frauscher 747 Mirage yacht tender at Cannes and Genoa Boat Shows

July 14, 2014

Austrian shipyard, Frauscher, will be once again opening the International Boat Show season with an innovation: the new 747 Mirage yacht tender will be officially presented at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival from September 9 to 14, as well as the Genoa International Boat Show from October 1 to 6.

Frauscher 747 Mirage yacht tender running

Frauscher 747 Mirage yacht tender running

Following an exclusive premiere hosted by Cantiere Nautico Feltrinelli (Frauscher importer in Italy) in June 2014 on Lake Garda, the new stylish day cruiser from the Austrian Shipyard is now ready for her official launch at the international market.

Frauscher 747 Mirage superyacht tender - front view

Frauscher 747 Mirage superyacht tender - front view

Given the great success encountered last year with the 858 Fantom superyacht tender, Frauscher Shipyard decided to reconfirm the same designers, willing to bet once more on this award winning team. For the 747 Mirage luxury yacht tender as well, Harry Miesbauer was in charge of the hydrodynamics, while the whole design project has been followed by the renowned Austrian Studio KISKA, who gave the 747 Mirage a unique and unforgettable style, managing to perfectly balance elements from Frauscher’s traditional design with new super-car inspired features. And the 747 Mirage‘s performance perfectly matches her looks, putting the possible top speed at almost 60 knots.

Frauscher 747 Mirage luxury yacht tender - side view

Frauscher 747 Mirage luxury yacht tender - side view

Frauscher 747 Mirage Yacht Tender Technical Information

Length: 7,47 m

Breadth: 2,50 m

Draft: 0,50 m / 0,85 m

Dry weight:  from 1800 kg

Engines: 220 – 430 HP

Top Speed (430 HP):  56 kn

Fuel tank: 240 l

Persons:  6

Development:  Thomas Gerzer

Construction: Harry Miesbauer

Design:  KISKA, Thomas Gerzer

Type of compliance:  C

Price (VAT excluded): starting point 117.900 Euro

Sailing yacht Wild Oats XI to be tested at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

July 14, 2014

Representing the world’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi sailing yacht Wild Oats XI has once again undergone a significant modification. Featuring a more streamlined bow, superyacht Wild Oats XI will be tested at the 2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, running next month.

Superyacht Wild Oats XI at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Photo by Andrea Francolini/Audi WILD OATS XI

Superyacht Wild Oats XI at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Photo by Andrea Francolini/Audi WILD OATS XI

The big boat will be sporting a more streamlined bow when she lines up against a quality fleet in the IRC Grand Prix division at this year’s edition of the great regatta, which starts on August 16.

The Race Week fleet is now climbing towards 150, having surpassed 100 only a few weeks ago, and luxury yacht Wild Oats XI will be the most prominent yacht racing on the tropical waters that surround the Whitsunday islands, simply because of her size. Her mast is so high that it clears the roadway of Sydney Harbour Bridge by only a few metres, and, the total area of all sails she carries in an event such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart race is close to four square kilometres.

While the top speed Wild Oats XI yacht has recorded to date is 35 knots, Bob Oatley, skipper Mark Richards, and the team, are looking for more out of the nine-year-old design – and they didn’t have to go beyond the bow when they made their latest appraisal of the yacht’s true speed potential.

The new, low-drag modification to the bow of Wild Oats XI Yacht

The new, low-drag modification to the bow of Wild Oats XI Yacht

“It’s all about reducing drag,” said Richards, “and when we looked at the bow we realised there was a much-needed modification right in front of our eyes. Everything about the bobstay, which extends from the tip of the bowsprit to the bottom of the stem, was wrong by today’s standards – it was in need of refinement.”

The bobstay was a length of PBO (polybenzoxazole) super-light, rod-like rigging that was tensioned by a thick stainless steel rigging screw at the bottom. Now, that’s all gone and been replaced by a very thin panel of carbon fibre, not dissimilar to what is used on a modern Day 18ft skiff. Also, the stem has been reshaped – from a rounded section to a much sharper, knife-like shape.

“It might not sound like a major change, but our research shows that a modification such as this can mean you gain seconds, even in a short race,” Richards said, “and today’s Grand Prix racing is about saving seconds.”

Bob Oatley and the entire Wild Oats XI superyacht team know from first-hand experience the importance of saving seconds on a race course: they lost line honors to Investec Loyal by just three minutes and eight seconds in the 2011 Sydney Hobart race. That result revealed that had they been just one second faster over each of the 628 nautical miles in the race that year, they would have beaten Loyal across the line.

The Wild Oats XI yacht crew will be using Audi Hamilton Island Race Week as part of their preparation for this year’s Sydney Hobart Race. The big boat is already the most successful yacht in the 70-year history of the classic. This year she will be going for a record eighth line honors victory.

New 44m motor yacht POSEIDON concept unveiled by Rossinavi

July 14, 2014

Following the striking 48m Palladium yacht concept, Rossinavi is now proud to unveil the new 44-metre motor yacht Poseidon concept. Superyacht Poseidon concept is a beautiful and robust explorer, with both exterior as well as interior design by Team For Design – Enrico Gobbi.

44m superyacht Poseidon concept unveiled by Rossinavi

44m superyacht Poseidon concept unveiled by Rossinavi

Comments from Federico Rossi, Rossinavi COO: “Poseidon is designed as a “go-anywhere exploration yacht” and the construction in Ice Class 1B permits this yacht to navigate in areas where it’s likely to encounter floating ice. The main impact of this ice class is the reinforced “ice belt” around the hull able to resist impact loads even greater than 55 tonnes per square metre. The entire yacht project contain all aspects of this specific regulation under the technical point of view, emphasizing the right relevance to specific needs in navigation systems, comforts and  living spaces.

Poseidon yacht concept from above

Poseidon yacht concept from above

The explorer style 44m luxury yacht Poseidon concept from the pen of the designer Enrico Gobbi and his TEAM FOR DESIGN pool in Venice absolutely oozes personality. Poseidon is a luxury 44 metre, aluminium, four-deck expedition vessel-inspired motoryacht.

Gobbi’s intent was to design a robust, ultra-safe and powerful, comfortable round the world cruising yacht. lts style is described by Enrico Gobbi as “military and luxury” with aesthetic details recalling the automotive design, and overall lines that are very architectural. The semi displacement vessel offers a fantastic 10,000-mile range, extreme functionality and absolutely unbeatable seafaring prowess.

Luxury explorer yacht Poseidon concept - aft view

Luxury explorer yacht Poseidon concept - aft view

Poseidon 44m yacht is finished to an impeccable standard of comfort: its bright, spacious and luxurious interiors ensure an ongoing  contact with the sea and the sky.

The designer Enrico Gobbi, in fact, pursued the intent to create a project without distinction between the design of exterior and interior spaces . The continuous dialogue between these is emphasized by the 8 vertical windows on both sides of the main deck that give great light inside the formal dining area and gym, and not least by the semicircular “glass house” master suite on the upper deck that guarantees to the Owner a splendid view over the sea. Furthermore a wide V shape kink has been designed on the hull in correspondence with the main deck saloon,  both port and starboard, in order to allow the widest possible panoramic view from the interior of the lounge area.

Poseidon superyacht concept - Decks

Poseidon superyacht concept - Decks

The most stunning detail of the Poseidon superyacht although is it’s stylish stern with a fantastic enclosed pool and beach area. The glass pool located aft has a diamond-cut bottom edge just above the yacht name showing through the water; a detail that guarantees a “wow” effect when the stern platform is open in the “beach” configuration. The main deck cockpit also has a large dining table for all the yacht’s guests, and a sitting area with sun pads adjacent the pool. Another sun area is located on the fly deck, with sun beds, lounge sofas and a fully equipped exterior bar. The external decks of Poseidon have plenty of space for enjoying the outside thanks to the various configurations of sitting, lounge, dining and sun areas, and the Master has his own private exterior lounge area on the upper deck.

The interior style of the Poseidon yacht is characterized by a compromise of  modem lines, brought to an essential minimalism and accompanied by precious coating materials, which definitely gives the rooms a high quality of elegance and luxury. The elegance of the interior areas is emphasized by the use of furniture and decorative objects belonging to the Armani Home collection (armchairs, wooden loose furniture, table lamps, textiles).

Luxury yacht Poseidon - Exterior

Luxury yacht Poseidon - Exterior

The most used materials are dark wengé wood, used and calibrated to carry out the major and most important furnishings, in combination with textiles in various gradations of grey and dove color (all textiles belonging to the Armani Home collection) used for wall coverings, decorative cushions and bedspreads. In certain significant parts, rooms have been preciously decorated with walls covered in white onyx, which has then been backlit to create unique atmospheres of light. The main furniture parts designed for interior areas are loose objects, detached from walls, often suspended (as far example the Owner’s bed) and always emphasized by a diffused indirect light.

The naval architecture and marine engineering of the explorer yacht Poseidon has been developed by Arrabito Naval Architects, who have studied particularly efficient hull lines able to run in low consumption long range, but also to reach higher top speeds than an usual full displacement explorer vessel.

Motor yacht Poseidon concept - Top View

Motor yacht Poseidon concept - Top View

With the standard engines option (C32 Acert Caterpillar 2x 1300 bhp) the 44m expedition yacht Poseidon will reach a top speed of about 17 kn, while with the optional propulsive solution of MTU  16v2000M94 (2×1936 kw) the top speed will be of about 20 kn (cruise speed of 17 kn).

The hull, decks and superstructure of luxury yacht Poseidon will be totally built in Marine Grade Aluminium, the idea is that both hull and superstructure could be light grey color recalling a Marine vessel.

The structural calculation will be aided with finite element methods (F.E.M.) to guarantee the lightest and stiffest explorer vessel in its own category.

TECHNICAL DATA OF PROJECT POSEIDON 44m YACHT

Length Overall: 43.85m

Maximum Beam: 8.9m

Draft: 2.12m

Gross Tonnage: approx. 500 GT

Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 Acert (1300 bhp each)

Top Speed: 16/17 kn

Cruising Speed: 14 kn

Material: hull, decks and superstructure in Aluminium 5083 H321

INTERNAL  DISTRIBUTION

OWNER’S AND GUEST: 8 ( 1 OWNER’S SUITE + 3 DOUBLE GUEST CABINS)

CREW: 7 ( 1 CAPTAIN + 6 CREW MEMBERS )

Exterior and interior design: TEAM FOR DESIGN – ENRICO GOBBI

All-new Mangusta 165 motor yacht PUMPKIN launched and delivered

July 14, 2014

The Overmarine Group has successfully launched and delivered the brand new Mangusta 165 motor yacht PUMPKIN. The first Mangusta 165 to feature four MTU engines, superyacht PUMPKIN (Hull no. 9) bears naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team and sophisticated exterior design by acclaimed Stefano Righini. Below is an image from the launch of the luxury yacht Mangusta 165 E (hull no. 8) – a sister ship to the ninth 50-metre Mangusta 165 maxi open yacht. The official information about the launch and delivery of this superb vessel are still expected to be released by the shipyard.

8th superyacht Mangusta 165 R by Overmarine Group - Photo credit to Reply Story courtesy of the Owner

8th superyacht Mangusta 165 R by Overmarine Group - a sister ship to Mangusta 165 Yacht Pumpkin (Hull no. 9) - Photo credit to Reply Story courtesy of the Owner

Since 2007, when Mangusta 165 was first introduced, this model has lent herself to becoming an icon and reference point on the world panorama: 9 units already in the water in 7 years tell of just how extraordinary and unique these Maxi Open yachts are.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Overmarine.

Inaugural Panama International Boat Show a Huge Success

July 11, 2014

The very first Panama International Boat Show was hosted by Flamenco Marina, a lovely Panama yacht charter destination, positioned near downtown Panama City, from June 20 to 22, 2014. Weekend crowds of attendees eager to see the latest boats, yachts, as well as marine gear from leading manufacturers and local dealers surpassed goals, set by show organizers and many exhibitors.

Panama International Boat Show 2014

Panama International Boat Show 2014

“We exceeded our goal of 50 boats and 50 booths, with 53 boats and 58 exhibitors,” said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, CEO of Show Management, the show’s producer.  “Attendance was strong, particularly on the weekend and during afternoons and evenings, and exceeded the first year for other similar shows we produce.”

“We were very pleased with the turn-out at the first Panama Boat Show,” said Lou Sola of Evermarine, an exhibitor at the show representing Benetti, Azimut, Bertram, Tiara and Boston Whaler. “We had three displays at the show and interest was so strong on Saturday that we ended up running out of staff to greet all the people who came out.  We had a very good display and it was wonderful to show everyone what we do on a daily basis.”

Panama Boat Show 2014

Panama Boat Show 2014

Excitement surrounding the inaugural boat show even drew a visit from Panamanian President and yacht owner, Ricardo Martinelli.

In addition to the exhibition of boats in-water and on land, marine accessories and services, attendees enjoyed an air-conditioned cocktail lounge with a live feed to World Cup soccer each day.  There was also an impressive car display featuring the latest models from Mercedes-Benz, Dodge, Jeep, Range Rover, Ford and Volkswagen.

“This great event culminated with resounding success,” said Jorge Asmar, commercial manager of passenger vehicles at AutoStar Panama. “We were pleased to introduce and sell our Mercedes-Benz, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, and proud  to have sponsored the show.”

Azimut yacht at PIBS 2014

Azimut yacht at the first Panama Boat Show 2014

The show, designed to encourage participation in boating and fishing, featured fishing clinics for children and adults on Saturday and Sunday hosted by the Navegante TV Fishing Team.  Sessions included knot tying, fish handling, local fishing seasons and local fishing locations.

The Panama International Boat Show at Flamenco Marina was produced by Show Management, presented by Mercedes-Benz and sponsored by Visit Panama, Flamenco Marina, Fuerte Amador Resort & Marina, Panama Fishing Magazine, MedCom, Navegante TV, Cable Onda, BoatShowHotels, Grupo Evenfer, and AIM Marine Group.

The world’s leading boat show company, Show Management, also produces the world famous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, the Yacht & Brokerage show in Miami Beach, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota.