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Breathtaking 102 m yacht design by Misha Merzliakov

January 30, 2013

Australian yacht designer, Misha Merzliakov, has revealed his new 102 m yacht design. The breathtaking 102 m Merzliakov ‘super trimaran yacht’ concept is based on Austal shipyard’s unique trimaran hullform.

Latest 102 m mega yacht concept by Misha Merzliakov

Latest 102 m mega yacht concept by Misha Merzliakov

The trimaran hullform is a proven platform which offers superior seakeeping, greater speed and fuel economy. The advantages of Austal’s innovative trimaran platform have been proven in commercial operation since 2005, and this leading technology is now available for the superyacht industry.

The 102 m Merzliakov mega yacht design was conceived for an owner seeking a unique multihull vessel that is economical to build and able to operate at high speeds.

The 102 m Merzliakov superyacht is capable of operating at up to 39 knots, and the trimaran hullform enables the vessel to operate in higher wave heights and at higher speeds than other high speed craft.

With large outdoor entertaining areas, including an infinity pool on the main deck combined with a spacious interior, the 102 m Merzliakov luxury yacht comfortably accommodates up to 24 guests and a crew of up to 40 people. The superyacht has been designed as a luxurious home away from home, with the owner looking to spend up to six months at a time at sea.

A large array of tenders are hidden away on the main deck, and the 102 m Merzliakov yacht design also allows for room to house a Eurocopter in a forward lift hanger.

Designer Misha Merzliakov commented he is excited to bring this revolutionary hullform to the superyacht market:

“The trimaran platform is ideal for the superyacht owners looking for a vessel that combines speed and comfort.”

“This yacht means business when at speed.”

“I have seen fast yachts in the market before, but to design a superyacht with the trimaran hullform has been exhilarating.”

“I am excited to be able to bring this revolutionary design to the superyacht marketplace.”

Contact details on Misha Merzliakov:

Tel: +61 413 244 469

The largest refit project for Horizon Group – 227ft Austal motor yacht SALUZI (ex Tia Moana)

September 07, 2012

The latest and largest project for the Horizon Group‘s Refit Department is the 227ft motor yacht Saluzi (ex Tia Moana), built by the Australian shipyard Austal in 2003. The Taiwan-based company has already worked on the refit of the 161ft megayacht Aurora in 2010 as well as the 130ft luxury yacht Sea Hunter in 2011.

227ft luxury motor yacht Saluzi

227ft Austal luxury motor yacht Saluzi (ex Tia Moana) to be refitted by Horizon Group

The refit of the Saluzi superyacht includes modifying the 37 medium-sized staterooms to 16 spacious staterooms as well as adding Spa Pools, sun pads, teak decking, and custom interior décor to enhance the luxury and comfort found on board. Horizon’s 25 years of experience in luxury yacht manufacturing and advanced build technology ensure that Saluzi will be refitted to her owners’ expectations.

Megayacht Saluzi

Megayacht Saluzi

The 227-foot megayacht Saluzi (ex Tia Moana) is Horizon’s largest refit project to date and is currently docked at the Premier shipyard, which features 656 feet (200 m) of waterfront property and an automatic float on/off launch barge with a 650-ton lifting capacity. The Saluzi project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Luxury yacht Saluzi - rear view

Luxury yacht Saluzi - rear view

Strategic partnership agreement between Marina Barcelona 92 and Austal

September 06, 2012

In order to provide top support services to the superyacht as well as high speed vessel markets, Marina Barcelona 92, the largest shipyard in the Mediterranean specialising in the refit and repair of superyachts and Austal, leading global shipbuilder and defence prime contractor, announce a strategic partnership. As part of this agreement, Austal will start operations in MB’92’s Barcelona facility.

Luxury charter yacht Idol (ex Outback) by Austal

Luxury charter yacht Idol (ex Outback) by Austal

MB’92 and Austal believe the partnership will unlock significant value for both industries. As part of this agreement, Austal will provide naval architecture, engineering, aluminium fabrication, welding, pipe work and consultancy at MB’92.

Henk Dreijer, Commercial Director of MB’92 comments: “This partnership is an important step for MB’92 and forms part of the expansion plan of the shipyard. Austal has extensive naval architecture experience and is a leading builder of aluminium vessels for the private, commercial and defence sectors which will benefit our clients and will strengthen our position in the industry.”

Andrew Bellamy, Chief Executive Officer of Austal comments, “Partnering with MB92 is a significant milestone in the growth of Austal’s Global Support Services Business. MB92 is a market leader with world-class facilities and we are absolutely delighted to be working together as strategic partners.”

Austal´s New Henderson Marine Support Base in Western Australia

May 02, 2012

Austal has officially opened its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. The company has thus responded to the increasing request for its marine services as well as facilities.

Austal´s New Henderson Marine Support Base in Western Australia

Austal´s New Henderson Marine Support Base in Western Australia

Located adjacent to Austal’s Henderson shipyard, the Henderson Marine Support Base provides comprehensive refit, repair and maintenance services to private, commercial and defence operators. The site boasts four 90 metre berths, six sheds ranging between 85 and 120 metres in length, workshop and fabrication facilities, 11,200 square metres of hardstand and capacity to lift vessels up 1800 tonnes.

Regional Service Manager Beau McCormack said: “We have unique facilities and extensive in-house capabilities and this is becoming of increasing interest to a market that is highly constrained, especially in the defence and oil and gas sectors.

“The comprehensive nature of our business has also attracted the interest of the resources and oil and gas industries who we work with locally and in the North West of Australia. With our engineering, fabrication, welding and modular manufacturing capability, we have built accommodation units, industrial cooling towers and more,” he added.

The launching of Austal’s existing site as a dedicated Marine Support Base is a continuation of the company’s regionalisation strategy which involves providing local services to local operators. Chief Operating Officer – Systems and Support, Charles McGill said: “We are committed to serving our customers in the region. The Henderson Marine Support Base complements our facilities in Darwin, Singapore and the Philippines, offering a truly comprehensive solution to the defence, commercial, and oil and gas markets within the Asia-Pacific region.”

Incat Crowther designed 37.5m motor yacht ZENITH (IC0832) launched

April 20, 2012

The 37.5m motor yacht Zenith (IC0832) was successfully launched on April 15 at the Austal Service Yard in Henderson, Australia. Going through the last finishing work,  Zenith superyacht is a magnificent catamaran, designed by Incat Crowther and built by Sabre Catamarans.

37.5m catamaran yacht Zenith

37.5m catamaran yacht Zenith

The luxury catamaran yacht Zenith offers lovely and comfortable accommodation to 10 guests in 5 amazing cabins, looked after by a crew of 6 professionals.

All-aluminium superyacht Zenith (IC0832) is powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 M90 diesel engines, enabling her to achieve a cruising speed of 25 knots. Her beam is of 10.3m (33´79´´) and her maximum draught of 1.5m (4´92´´). Zenith is Lloyds Register classed.