New 150ft superyacht Richmond Lady (hull 7) by Richmond Lady
Luxury yacht Richmond Lady can comfortably accommodate a total number of 12 guests in six lovely cabins. There is a full-beam master cabin on the main deck, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck, three double cabins as well as a twin cabin on the lower deck. In addition, the bridge-deck VIP cabin can also be used as a captain’s stateroom.
Twin 1,491kW Caterpillar diesels can deliver the 45-metre yacht Richmond Lady (hull 7) a top speed of 18 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 16 knots.
In order to increase accessibility for attendees as well as exhibitors across the U.S. and internationally, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) unveiled a new rotating show schedule. The event will take place in Louisville, Kentucky in 2013; Tampa, Florida in 2014; Louisville in 2015; and Tampa in 2016.
Alternating between Louisville and Tampa offers enormous benefits to marine industry professionals. Both cities are easily accessed travel hubs and the rotation between a southern location and a central location allows more professionals to attend. A rotating schedule also creates more location-specific social and networking opportunities, which show organizers anticipate will increase attendance.
“Louisville continues to be an excellent location for IBEX, but there are two major geographic areas in the USA where about 80 percent of boatbuilders in North America reside,” says Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “Rotating between these two cities is ideal for our dedicated IBEX attendees, and for all those marine professionals who have been unable to attend.”
“The new rotation between Louisville and Tampa was unanimously and enthusiastically supported by the IBEX planning committee, which is chaired by Bill Watters, president of Syntec Industries,” notes Thom Dammrich, president of NMMA. “As a result of the rotating location, IBEX will bring new products, new programs, a new location, and new excitement to the marine industry every year.”
The IBEX 2014 Show will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, a world-class event space. Located on the waterfront, the facility is within walking distance of many hotels, fine restaurants and attractions, including Tampa’s Riverwalk, a popular pedestrian byway. The Convention Center features indoor and outdoor space, and boasts Sail Pavilion, a 360-degree waterfront bar and performance venue.
Not only is the Tampa Convention Center located on the water, it offers a broad expanse of docks and slips that are just steps away from the Convention Center. IBEX attendees will be able to experience live demonstrations of emerging new products and technologies. Dock space will be available to all IBEX 2014 exhibitors, but space is limited.
If being interested in reserving dock or in-water exhibit space in Tampa at IBEX 2014, it is advised to contact Tina Sanderson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Holden, email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming Show Dates & Locations:
September 17-19, 2013, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
September 30–October 2, 2014, Tampa Bay Convention Center, Tampa, FL
September 15-17, 2015, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
October 4-6, 2016, Tampa Bay Convention Center, Tampa, FL
International Yacht Network from Florida has recently acquired a 100% ownership stake in Mirage Tender of Miami, a well known builder of yacht tenders for yacht specific applications.
International Yacht Network has been a partner in Mirage Tender since the company started, however most recently IYN made a bid to purchase the company entirely. President of IYN Jarrett Bryzek said, “We needed to streamline our manufacturing process and increase the number of units delivered all while maintaining the factory to customer relationship that we are known for. We now possess the power to expand our facility, bring on new management and take the company to the next level.”
International Yacht Network has moved all of the company’s assets to Fort Lauderdale and will immediately resume production on current orders. Bryzek said, “We hope that our new facility, increased management team, new product offerings and the ability to completely build our line up in the United States will help position us as the go to manufacturer for custom tenders.”
International Yacht Network is going to use this opportunity to immediately expand their product line to include a completely redesigned 10’ rigid inflatable jet yacht tender for the fall of 2013. “We see a gap between our current collared tender lineup and the more basic inflatable tube set jet tenders that have been so popular over the years. Our design team is currently working on the prototype and it will feature the same reliable and easy to service Yamaha power plant as the rest of our lineup however this boat will fall in a lower price category with less options to choose from,” said Bryzek.
Bryzek also noted that IYN will be changing the current Mirage Tender company name to Evolution Tenders. The current Mirage Tender product line will be known as the “M” series and the upcoming inflatable tube jet series will be known as the “Evo” series under the renamed Evolution Tenders.
May 10, 2013, saw the prominent Italian luxury yacht builder, ISA (International Shipyards Ancona), announce the grand opening of its North American operations, with an office at the Portside Yachting Center at the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale.
Edward Sacks - President of ISA Yachts-North American Operations
It was auspicious timing for ISA as the day marked its 12th anniversary! ISA President of Sales and Marketing, Marcello Maggi, was on hand at a celebratory cocktail party at the Bimini Boatyard Restaurant with brokers, press, and members of South Florida’s marine industry to discuss on- going activity at the shipyard in Italy as well as new marketing initiatives.
Maggi commented to the Friday audience, “I have a strong personal connection to the US and have long been aware of the importance of the American market for our yachts.”
Marcello Maggi from ISA Yachts and Edward Sacks from ISA Yachts-North American Operations
Ed Sacks, a well-known veteran of the luxury yachting industry, who has enjoyed a long-term friendship with Maggi, gave a colorful anecdotal speech to the crowd on his history in the industry and identified his primary mission. “While ISA already has a presence in North America, my task is to increase their visibility in the US marketplace by interfacing with the brokerage community and facilitating ease of communication with the shipyard. To be clear, I am not a broker. My objective is not to sell boats, but to assist established brokers with their efforts in selling ISA construction.”
Marcello Maggi from ISA Yachts with Edward Sacks from ISA Yachts-North American Operations
In its relatively short 12-year history, ISA has delivered 27 yachts and currently has five under construction. They build yachts both in fiberglass and steel in the 30-70m range and are developing new lines with an eye toward expansion to eventually build yachts up to 100m.
Hosted by the Marlow Marine Cruising Club, the 18th Annual Spring Rendezvous was a great success. The event was held at the Ocean Reef Club, a private resort in Key Largo, Florida, running from April 25 to 28, 2013.
Marlow Marine Cruising Club 18th Annual Spring Rendezvous a Great Success
Members and guests arrived by boat, plane and car to attend this highly anticipated event. Guests were treated royally and everyone’s expectations were exceeded. The first of many surprises planned over the 4 day event was the exterior washing of their boat. Marlow detailers were ready to hop on board as soon as the vessel docked.
After members received their welcome bag, filled with all sorts of useful items, at registration, everyone’s attention turned to the evening’s Welcome Reception. A beautiful setting on the upstairs terrace lent itself to a gorgeous sunset and later a full moon with its light rays dancing on the water. The fancy fare of delicious Hors d’ oeuvres, seafood martini bar, and other delights were enjoyed by the members while renewing and creating new friendships. The musician delighted the crowd with his serenade of song and performance with a variety of instruments.
Marlow Marine Cruising Club 18th Annual Spring Rendezvous a Great Fun
The following two mornings of seminars were well attended with everyone absorbing new knowledge and reinforcing their knowledge of happenings in the boating industry. A hands on demonstration aboard the newest Marlow Explorer 66E yacht SEA FOAM was presented by Yacht Controller. Other select seminar topics included Medical, Electronics, Engines maintenance, Cruising Reports, and the ever popular round table discussions lead by David Marlow and crew.
Marlow traditional and ever-popular theme party this year was ‘The Wild Wild West’. Keeping in the spirit of the theme, a golf cart poker run Friday afternoon provided a head start on what lied ahead for the evening’s Western night. The cowboys, cowgirls, Indians, Tonto and the Lone Ranger, along with a multitude of other famous western characters invaded the main beach for the Wild West event.
Marlow Explorer 66E Yacht Sea Foam
After a scrumptious barbeque steak and seafood dinner, the live western band encouraged everyone to dance into the night. After watching an authentic Wild West show, those who desired to learn the art of pistol twirling, bull whipping and lassoing were instructed by the show team. Libations, dancing, bon fires, and s’mores rounded out the event.
The next day, the tradition of Christenings and Open Boats were preceded by a round of miniature golf and an old fashioned hot dog roast. The day moved into evening with the Awards Dinner celebration. Marlow guests relaxed and enjoyed the southern seafood festival dinner menu while listening to the western singer and guitarist. After the awards, the crowd was treated to a live tribute to Tim McGraw.
As Marlow bid farewell and wished happy trails to all at the Sunday breakfast, everyone was already looking forward to next year’s rendezvous and wondering where the 20th Annual Spring Rendezvous will be held. Time will tell and it will be announced later this year.
About Lazzara LSX92 Yacht
Luxury yacht LSX 92 by Lazzara Yachts is a beautiful sporty vessel, representing luxury, convenience, as well as quality. She provides elegant and comfortable accommodation in 4 lovely staterooms. There is also space for her crew, sleeping in 2 crew cabins.
Luxury motor yacht LSX92 by Lazzara Yachts
Superyacht LSX92 is powered by four Volvo IPS 900 diesel engines, reaching an impressive top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots. Her beam is of 6,4m (21′), while her draft is of 2,82m (9’3”).
Technical Specifications of the Lazzara LSX92 Yacht:
Size and weight
L MAX = overall length (Std. ISO 8666): 91′′8” (27.42 m)
LWL = waterline length (Std. ISO 8666): 72′ (21.95 m)
Beam: 21′(6.4 m)
Draft: 4′ 10”(1.47 m)
Freeboard fwd: 9’3”(2.82 m)
Freeboard aft: 6′’5”(1.95 m)
Height above water to SAT-TV: 19’8”(6 m)
Deadrise at Transom: 12 degrees
Accommodations Owner/Guests/Crew 4 staterooms + 2
Displacement (half load): 136,000 lbs (61,690 kg)
Fuel capacity: 1700 gal. (6435 l)
Water capacity: 350 gal (1438 l)
Waste Holding Capacity: 250 gal (644 l)
Main Engines and transmissions: 4 Volvo IPS 900 Systems
Generator: 2 x Onan 27.5kw
Maximum speed: 31 knots
Cruising speed: 25 knots
Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Lazzara.
Originally built by Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin USA, the now called motor yacht Zerlina was constructed under Hull 216C and named Leipal at her launch in 1967. Her first owner, Doyke W. Cotton Jr, sold the yacht after 18 years to Paul R. Ilyinsky, who renamed her Angelique. Once Ilyinsky sold the yacht, she fell into disrepair and got abandoned. In 2011, Angelique was purchased by her current owners, Bjarke Fugl and Karla M. Polito, who restored the newly renamed ZERLINA yacht to her full glory. After 44 years, Zerlina was ready to take on the longest journey of her life, with her initial voyage, from Florida to Denmark, being just the beginning …
Motor yacht Zerlina
ZERLINA’s Journey: Six weeks and 4860 nautical miles
Captain/Owner: Bjarke Fugl and Karla M. Polito
Crew: Anders Bjarnø Rasmussen, Richard DeWolf and Robert Keim
Motor yacht Zerlina
June 12, 2012—ZERLINA yacht is launched in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Having been restored by her owners, ZERLINA was ready for her voyage to her new home. As it was time to bid farewell, almost everyone from the city came to the docks to see us off. The voyage to Denmark had just begun!
Motor yacht Zerlina
June 16 2012—Green Cove Springs, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida
June 18, 2012—Jacksonville, Florida to Charleston, North Carolina
June 26, 2012—Charleston, North Carolina to Atlantic City, New Jersey
June 28, 2012—Atlantic City, New Jersey to New York, New York
Motor yacht Zerlina
We arrived in New York harbor on the eve of America’s 236th birthday and found no place to dock ZERLINA. Captain Bjarke, maneuvering in the choppy waters of the Hudson River, brought the nimble motor yacht ZERLINA alongside the walls of Battery Park, where our new crew members, eager to start the voyage, tossed their bags and leaped aboard ZERLINA.
There is no greater place to enjoy the Macy’s fireworks spectacular then on your own yacht in the Hudson River! An evening of fireworks, seeing old friends and creating new ones was what the first day of our voyage was all about. Bjarke, Anders, Richard and Bob were now the team to take ZERLINA to Denmark.
Zerlina Yacht by Burger Boat Company and her incredible journey
July 7, 2012—New York, New York to New Bedford, Massachusetts
The first couple of days were spent taking small trips and getting ready for the Atlantic crossing. We spent a day in New York City where we took the tender into the city and walked to Fin’s. We decided that since it may be the last time we saw a real city; we would enjoy singing Neil Diamond’s “Ramblin Rose” at the karaoke bar while indulging in the salty taste of fresh margaritas. ZERLINA’s final preparations were made; food was stored, loose items were packed for safe keeping, a lengthy systems testing, safety check lists reviewed and drills performed. No matter the confidence of the crew or how stout and dependable the quality of a Burger yacht, safety is paramount. But now, a big decision needed to be made. Which direction would we head? With a democratic vote, we chose the northern route. This route included Greenland, the land of glaciers and polar bears, as opposed to the shorter and warmer route to the popular islands of the Azores, maybe next time.
July 10, 2012—New Bedford, Massachusetts to Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
While crossing Cape Cod Bay, we were joined by a large whale and three dolphins on our portside. Absolutely beautiful!
Earlier that day, Bjarke, Richard and Anders decided that these might be the warmest waters we might be in for some time, so we jumped off the swim platform! Once we realized how cold the water really was, there was an even quicker jump out of the water. It was a sunny day and the temperature of the water was soon forgotten so we repeated the routine two or three more times. The four of us are different ages, but we all felt like little kids playing in our local swimming hole.
A whale passed us early that day, showing its large tail and slapping the water—by contrast, a Disney and Carnival ship passed in the evening. The moon rose with its fiery glory, does the moon always rise over the ocean so beautiful?
Early on the ninth day of our voyage, we pulled ZERLINA into Port Hawksburry. The hills were a pleasant change of scenery but, when Bjarke called customs we found out that they were a four hour drive away. Waiting aboard ZERLINA made the hills feel even further away, but an older couple in the boat next to us kept us company with their 9-month old puppy and fresh cookies. Puppies, cookies, grandparents!
Zerlina yacht's journey
July 12, 2012—Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia to Nanortalik; Greenland to Frederiksdal; Greenland to Prins Christian Sund Greenland—one of the most beautiful places on earth with huge icebergs.
The straits of Bells Isle are where we started keeping a double watch for icebergs. During Richard’s watch, he spots another whale—a Killer Whale this time. It was noted by all that the whales were always seen on Richard’s watch. To our starboard side is Cape Breton Island with vertical cliffs and quaint white farmhouses dotting the shoreline. The waters off Newfoundland and Labrador can be rife with ice and icebergs, so caution is advised. Icebergs are usually visible on radar, but the bergy bits (small icebergs) and growlers (small remnants) may not be.
Zerlina Yacht by Burger Boat Company
The moon is getting smaller each evening. The compass slowly and gracefully swings, telling us which way to go. As we are drawing a line to Greenland, we clear the deck of anything that could be lost to the seas in rough weather. Expecting 20’ waves on a calm day, what should we expect or be ready for? Of all the boats built in the world, most stay close to their home port, but ZERLINA is in unfamiliar waters, with unfamiliar sunsets and sunrises.
What a week! Nothing was written as the seas of the Labrador Sea were very heavy. The crew watches were now four hours on and four hours off, with two people having a two hour overlap. We zigzagged through the fjords to the weather station on the eastern side of Greenland, called Prins Christian Sund, where we were served Danishes, coffee and juice. The weather report showed a favorable high pressure so we headed out into the arctic, dodging icebergs, growlers and bits for 24 nautical miles.
Zerlina Yacht by Burger Boat Company
We arrived in Nanortalik earlier in the week after four days of bad weather and angry waves! Tossing about makes some men tougher and weakens others. No matter which you are; it feels good to have your feet on solid ground. Darkness was still on the shore as we approached Nanortalik, forcing us to take turns on the bow with the VHS giving signals to Bjarke as we navigated the iceberg strewn waters. The fog began to lift and an incredible coastline of jagged mountains, towering icebergs and small islands softened by the power of the eroding waves gave us a view worth the four days at sea. Bjarke skillfully docked ZERLINA and, after crafting a rum and coke with ice from our travels, we jumped ashore.
The next morning we enjoyed fresh bakery and headed back to the boat. Bob had stayed on board to protect the fuel from thieves. Bob and Richard changed the oil and Bjarke and Anders worked on adjusting the starter motor. ZERLINA was carrying the four of us through the most amazing waters with icebergs of every shape and size. We had two goals for icebergs: to get beautiful photographs with ZERLINA and to climb aboard an iceberg and make it our playground.
Yacht Zerlina during restoration
To get photographs meant we had to be in a different boat, so Richard captained the dinghy while Anders took the photographs. The iceberg we wanted to photograph was simple in shape but with two ribbons of blue flowing through it with grace and beauty. The ribbons somehow matched the shape of ZERLINA. We spent an hour taking the most incredible photos. Driving the dinghy so the sun would shine through the pure blue streaks, maintaining proper distance from ZERLINA and keeping Anders with the lens pointed in the right direction was Richard’s job. It was beautiful, pure perfection, the best, or so we thought. After capturing the best photos anyone could possibly get, we took off towards Frederiksdal.
Just a few miles further east, Bjarke’s and Anders’ eyes lit up as we saw another iceberg we had to check out. Back into the dinghy and we were off. The right side had a gentle curve to the top, the left side was much steeper, but the two sides were about the same height. What drew our attention to this iceberg was that it gradually sloped to a perfect flat center, just about 3’ from the surface of the icy arctic water, providing us a perfect height to climb aboard.
Zerlina Yacht by Burger Boat Company - Happy Birthday
Bjarke donned a bright red US Coast Guard survival suit and was the first one to the dinghy. Richard drove the dinghy and pushed the nose straight into the berg and let the motor run so there was constant pressure between the two. With a successful dismount, the big red Bjarke was running around the ice. Feeling that everything was safe, Anders joined Bjarke and Richard stayed in the dinghy for security reasons.
Climbing onto a huge chunk of ice was like stepping on the moon. Something you just can’t imagine, so beautiful and scary at the same time. Tossing the anchor onto the ice, the three of us met and played like little kids seeing snow for the first time. There was a shallow pool, maybe 20 yards across, where we all drank the coolest and most refreshing water ever. Climbing to the top was, to say the least, very difficult and slippery. We slowed as we reached the tiny summit because we didn’t know what was on the other side. We were climbing with our hands and feet, but when we reached the top, we were able to stand and face a perfectly blue lake, about 80’ across, with the sea between us and the mountains of Greenland. Though it was so inviting to try and go swimming, we were sure the shock of the ice cold water would paralyze us. Instead, we slid down the hill we had just climbed. Not with a sled, or disk, or chunk of plastic, just on our rears, our backs and arms, laughing all of the way. We had too much adrenaline to feel how cold we should have been and, after a few moments of reflecting on where we were, what we had just seen and done, we got back in the dinghy and headed back to ZERLINA.
138m mega yacht Rising Sun designed by late Jon Bannenberg
Bradford Marine has just completed several refits at the yard, including a 151′ Benetti, a 155′ Christensen, a 130′ San Lorenzo, a 151′ Feadship, and a 115′ Benetti, just to mention a few.
Bradford Marine also welcomes A.D. Copeland to its Ft. Lauderdale yard. A.D. joined the company in February as one of their Project Managers. He has a long career in the yachting industry. Jimmy Floyd from Bradford Marine first met him when he joined the 140′ Feadship superyacht Masquerade of Sole (ex Limitless) in 1987 as a deckhand and then moved on to the first officer position. Since then, A.D. has served as Captain of several yachts with longevity on all. His last command was a 20-year stint on a 103′ Oceanfast through three different owners.
Following a great success of the Hatteras 80 Motor Yacht H2OME, boasting a newly redesigned interior, that was not only the buzz of the Collins Avenue dock walk at this year’s Miami International Boat Show, but one that has become the new interior design standard for the motor yacht series, the work on the latest up and coming launch of the Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse (RPH) yacht continues to advance. Superyacht 100 RPH is set to make her debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
New Hatteras 100 RPH Yacht
Luxury yacht 100 RPH will join her sisterships as the new Hatteras Flagship of the motor yacht line. With the added space, up some 20 feet from the 80 MY H2OME, the planners and designers will be able to expand on the already industry- and trend-setting ideas and features found on all its models, whether they be on the convertible or motor yacht side.
In a unique styling statement, the 100 RPH superyacht will feature a curvy, low profile exterior designed in collaboration with Hatteras and famed Italian designer Enrico Gobbi and the Italy-based Team For Design (T4Design).
While she may look different fromthe top down, especially in the eye-catching shape of her hardtop along withthe notable pitch of the supports, she is all Hatteras from the bottom up.
As with all Hatteras builds, the interior of motor yacht 100 RPH will be the result of a close and ongoing group effort between builder and owner. The end result will be a very personal statement of taste, design, and purpose in the overall look of the inside with special attention and optional configurations taken in such intimate areas as the master stateroom – available on the main deck in lieu of the more traditional layout below – as well as in the country kitchen and salon.
Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts built by Hatteras.
ISS (International Superyacht Society), MIASF (Marine Industry Association of South Florida), Show Management, SeaKeepers and SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association) are pleased to announce that thanks to their close collaboration and their united effort various date changes for events at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have been applied.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013
Carlos Vidueira, acting Executive Director of MIASF, the owner of FLIBS, comments, “ISS, SYBAss, MIASF, SeaKeepers and Show Management are working cooperatively on a variety of initiatives for the benefit of our combined members, customers and stakeholders. Today, we are pleased to announce a realignment of key FLIBS events in a manner that better serves the needs of our industry.”
The changes are as follows:
ISS Annual Gala for Design & Leadership
o Now: Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00 pm at the DCOTA (formerly Thursday evening)
SYBAss Florida Sunset Event as part of ‘The Superyacht Experience’
o Now: Thursday, October 31 from 6:00-9:00 pm (formerly Wednesday evening)
SeaKeepers Founders Dinner
o Now: Thursday, October 31 from 7:00-10:00 pm at Lauderdale Yacht Club (formerly Wednesday evening)