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Interior renderings of Bilgin 164 Yacht ALFULK

July 24, 2013

Luxury motor yacht Alfulk is presently in build at the well known Turkish yard, Bilgin Yachts. Due to be delivered in June 2014, the 50-metre superyacht Alfulk is a spectacular Bilgin 164 vessel, designed by bespoke H2 Yacht Design. Once completed, she will comfortably sleep her guests in the magnificent owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as two VIP cabins and two guest cabins, all situated on the lower deck.

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Superyacht Alfulk - Interior

Superyacht Alfulk - Interior - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Aboard luxury yacht Alfulk

Aboard luxury yacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Luxury superyacht Alfulk

Luxury superyacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Alfulk Yacht - Cinema

Alfulk Yacht - Cinema - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Superyacht Alfulk - Gym

Superyacht Alfulk - Gym - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Luxury yacht Alfulk - Bathroom

Luxury yacht Alfulk - Bathroom - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin launches hull of Bilgin 164 motor yacht ALFULK

July 23, 2013

Currently under construction, the 50-metre superyacht Alfulk is a beautiful Bilgin 164 vessel, with delivery scheduled for June 2014. Penned by H2 Yacht Design, the Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk has been recently moved from the Yalova shipyard to the Bilgin‘s facility in K. Cekmece, Turkey.

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 yacht Alfulk will provide luxurious accommodation in the owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as two VIP cabins and two guest cabins, all situated on the lower deck. The vessel will also feature five en suite crew cabins for a crew of 10 members.

Twin 1650 ho Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines will deliver the 50-metre luxur yacht Alfulk by Bilgin a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots. She will be RINA Charter Class LY2 classed, as well as MCA compliant.

Below is a gallery for the magnificent charter yachts built by Bilgin.

Dorries Maritime Services’ first platform based on 85m Blohm&Voss mega yacht GRACEFUL ready

July 01, 2013

Dörries Maritime Services is currently working on the development of a range of motor yacht platforms from 50 to 90m. The first platform successfully completed is an 85m, designed by acclaimed H2 Yacht Design and based on mega yacht Graceful, presently in build at Blohm&Voss in Hamburg.

Dorriem Maritime Services' first 85m platform for motor yacht Graceful now ready

Dorries Maritime Services' first 85m platform for motor yacht Graceful now ready

Clients will benefit from reduced build time and engineering cost by using technical platforms that have been pre-designed but still can be modified to accommodate special requests.

Main features of the 85m are:
- A 130 sqm owners cabin with private office and gym, 2 Vip cabins with balconies, a 150 sqm beachclub with sea-terraces, a 65 sqm spa, owners and guest entrance on lower deck, a tender garage for two 11m tenders and heli pad.

Main characteristics: 85m length, 14m beam, 3,8m draft, Gross tonnage of 2750 GT, top speed 18knots, Range 6000 nm with low fuel consumption.

Dörries Maritime provides services from conceptual design to complete construction and after sales.

New yacht building facility for Dorries Maritime Services in Northern Germany

June 12, 2013

As part of the preparation for its next yacht project, Dörries Maritime Services (DMS) has identified an ideal build facility. Strategically positioned in Northern Germany, the facilities are close to some of industries best subcontractors as well as suppliers, permitting DMS to construct yachts with german pedigree and quality.

Mega yacht Graceful under construction in Hamburg

Mega yacht Graceful under construction at Dorried Maritime Services in Hamburg

While motor yacht Graceful is still under construction in Hamburg the company is also developing an entire range of technical motor yacht platforms from 50 to 90m. Clients will benefit from shorter build times and reduced engineering costs.

A proposal for a 85m Motoryacht, currently on the drawing boards of H2 Yacht Design, is to premier shortly.

A proposal for a 85-metre Motor Yacht by H2 Yacht Design

A proposal for a 85-metre Motor Yacht by H2 Yacht Design

Dörries Maritime provides services from conceptual design to complete construction and after sales.

ISS’s Annual UK Regatta Raises £5550 for Sail 4 Cancer

June 12, 2013

The ISS (International Superyacht Society) is proud to announce an unparalleled level of charitable contributions for Sail 4 Cancer, the recipient of ISS’s Annual U.K. Regatta, which took place this past weekend, June 7-9, 2013. With support from the ISS racing fleet, MTN Satellite Communications (through Pinmar Charities) as well as Airship, Sail 4 Cancer will receive a total of £5550 in donations.

2013 ISS Regatta winners IconConnect crew with Paul Rose

2013 ISS Regatta winners IconConnect crew with Paul Rose

“Kerry Pettitt at MTN said they couldn’t find a prize for the raffle, but instead donated £4,000 from their Pinmar Charities fund. The race itself generated £1050 through the generous contributions of sailors and Alan Bernardi of Airship added a further £500,” says Ken Hickling, ISS President and organizer of the annual event. “We have a fabulous event, now in its second year and quickly becoming a fixture in the calendar, and as an industry we come together for a noble cause. It’s the best of all worlds,” he continues.

The winner of the 2013 ISS U.K. Regatta is IconConnect, who also won the Ladies Race. Strong showings by BMT Nigel Gee, Laurent Giles and H2 Design added excitement. A total of 11 one-design boats raced, convening on Friday, June 7 in Hamble and racing Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9.

2013 ISS Regatta Kerry Pettitt with Lizette van Niekerk being recognised for MTN's generosity and drawing the first Raffle ticket

2013 ISS Regatta Kerry Pettitt with Lizette van Niekerk being recognised for MTN's generosity and drawing the first Raffle ticket

The Annual ISS U.K. Regatta is a unique way that we offer members, their clients and vendors a memorable event on the water. “We should all get on the water from time to time if for no other reason than to remind us of why we love this business as we do,” says Hickling.

New 82m Blohm + Voss motor yacht GRACEFUL to be delivered at the end of 2013

May 10, 2013

The build time of the fully custom 82m motor yacht Graceful will be just 3 years, thanks to a combined project management team consisting of the Owner’s representative, Dörries Maritime Services (DMS) as well as Blohm+Voss. Luxury mega yacht Project Graceful is due to be delivered at the end of this year.

82m Blohm + Voss superyacht Graceful

82m Blohm + Voss superyacht Graceful

“The owner’s desire to work with the shipyard has turned out to be a winning solution and we are looking forward to another collaboration with the shipyard soon”, says Werner Dörries, CEO of Dörries Maritime Services.

The sleek exterior and classic interior of superyacht Graceful is designed by H2 Yacht Design. Unique features include an impressive 15m x 3m indoor pool with raising dance floor, as well as a substantial helicopter deck. Accommodations consisting of a duplex master cabin, two VIPs cabins and three guest cabins are laid out for a total of 14 guests and 24 crew. The 82m steel and aluminium yacht Project Graceful is classed to Lloyd’s SS Code and MCA LY2. Twin 2300kW MTU engines will assure a top speed of 18 knots and a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Currently being completed at the Blohm+Voss facilities in Hamburg with the support of the best industry subcontractors, the 82m luxury yacht Graceful is in her final stages before being put in the water in October.

ICON Yachts Design Challenge: The Awards

May 02, 2013

The four Designers’ luxury superyacht conversion projects of the 59m HR MS Blommendal survey vessel by Boele from 1973 have been carefully examined as part of the ICON YACHTS DESIGN CHALLENGE. Dixon Yacht Design, Ivan Erdevicki, H2 Yacht Design and Newcruise have all created distinctive designs and ICON rewarded each one of them for their unique and characteristic strengths.

ICON Yachts - Conversion Project 2013

ICON Yachts Conversion Project 2013

Best contemporary design – Newcruise

Newcruise’s previous conversions have included the explorer-style motor yachts Penguin, 55m and Absinthe yacht, 62m – and they followed the theme here. ‘We see it as an ocean discovery vessel for a private owner, worldwide cruising from Arctic waters to equatorial destinations under safe and comfortable conditions,’ says Newcruise owner and director Roland Krueger. ‘This picks up from her classic duties as a training ship for Dutch naval crews.’

The look is contemporary, with natural wave-like curves in the forward superstructure preventing sleek lines veering into aggressiveness.

‘It is a balanced design maintaining the vessels history while adjusting the volumes thoughtfully to their new intended purpose,’ says Krueger.

Best classic design – Ivan Erdevicki

Ivan Erdevicki’s completed refit conversions include a 1924 vintage 18m wooden sailing yacht and a 38m all aluminium crew vessel. In this instance, he took a conservative approach.

‘The plan was to retain the original classical hull lines and integrate sympathetically and seamlessly the new modernised superstructure,’ he says,

‘to retain the backbone of the old superstructure (base, exhaust stack, funnel) and with extended decks, achieve spacious accommodation and entertainment decks.’

Best futuristic design – H2 Yacht Design

H2 Yacht Design approached the challenge as a communal exercise, asking members of the design team to draw their vision, then choosing the one that Design Director Jonny Horsfield felt most likely to, ‘Capture the imagination of a client looking for something different.’

Best state-of-the-art design – Dixon Yacht Design

Dixon Yacht Design turned in a modern interpretation of the explorer yacht lifestyle. ‘Our aim was to complement the classic hull with a low-profile superstructure and enhanced space,’ says Bill Dixon, director of Dixon Yacht Design.

‘We have added promenade decks aft, while extending the superstructure forward allows the bridge to be enlarged and relocated to provide a higher skydeck with panoramic views.’

Citing contemporary trends in architecture and industrial design as influences, Dixon also worked with rather than against features such as the funnel.

International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013 Winners

April 22, 2013

The winners of the 3rd edition of International Yacht & Aviation Awards were presented at the Dorchester hotel in London, on Friday, April 19, 2013. Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, The International Yacht & Aviation Awards reward the best in design from across the globe.

International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013

International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013

International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013 Winners:

YACHTS

MOTOR YACHT OVER 60 METRES AWARD
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, BENETTI

61m mega yacht Diamonds are Forever by Benetti Yachts

61m mega yacht Diamonds are Forever by Benetti Yachts

MOTOR YACHT OVER 30 METRES AWARD
ORIENT STAR, CMB YACHTS

47m motor yacht Orient Star (project Mina) by CMB Yachts

47m motor yacht Orient Star (project Mina) by CMB Yachts

ASIA PACIFIC YACHT OVER 40 METRES AWARD
SMERALDA, ESPEN OEINO INTERNATIONAL

77m Hanseatic Yacht Smeralda designed by Espen Oeino with interior design by Vain Interiors

77m Hanseatic Yacht Smeralda designed by Espen Oeino with interior design by Vain Interiors

SAILING YACHT OVER 40 METRES AWARD
VERTIGO, CLARITY ASSET

67m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

67m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

SAILING YACHT 25-40 METRES AWARD
HAMILTON, GREEN MARINE

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton - Image by RolexCarlo Borlenghi

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton - Image by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

POWER BOAT UNDER 25 METRES AWARD
PEARL 75, KELLY HOPPEN AND PEARL MOTOR YACHTS

Pearl 75 Yacht at full speed

Pearl 75 Yacht at full speed

YACHT INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD
VICKY, H2 YACHT DESIGN

Luxury yacht Vicky

Luxury yacht Vicky

CONCEPT OVER 40 METRES AWARD
ICON ER175, IVAN ERDEVICKI NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND YACHT DESIGN

53m superyacht ER175 concept by Ivan Erdevicki

53m superyacht ER175 concept by Ivan Erdevicki

ASIA PACIFIC CONCEPT OVER 40 METRES AWARD
EXPEDITION, SAM SORGIOVANNI DESIGNS

98m Expedition Yacht Concept by Sam Sorgiovanni

98m Expedition Yacht Concept by Sam Sorgiovanni

CONCEPT UP TO 30 METRES AWARD
FUSION, RED DESIGN

Fusion yacht tender concept by Red Design

Fusion yacht tender concept by Red Design

AVIATION

PRIVATE JET DESIGN AWARD

2A ACJ 219, COMLUX CREATIVES

PRIVATE JET CONCEPT AWARD
DOLCE VITA BBJ, AIRJET DESIGNS

ASIA PACIFIC PRIVATE JET CONCEPT AWARD

DOLCE VITA BBJ, AIRJET DESIGNS

ASIA PACIFIC PRIVATE JET DESIGN AWARD
BOUTSEN 1, BOUTSEN AVIATION

CABIN INTERIOR AWARD

TAM AIRLINES FIRST CLASS CABIN, PRIESTMANGOODE

AIRPORT LOUNGE AWARD
DOHA VIP LOUNGE, RIZON JET

NEWCRUISE enters 59m survey vessel conversion design challenge by ICON Yachts

April 11, 2013

In addition to the three designs of the successful ICON Yachts Design Challenge series published previously, a fourth studio – NEWCRUISE – has now joined the challenge with a well-balances, contemporary superyacht conversion of the 59 metre survey vessel.

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

The Dutch builder ICON Yachts originally asked three design studios (Dixon Yacht Design, Ivan Erdevicki and H2 Yacht Design) to plan the transformation of HR MS Blommendal into a superyacht – but due to the challenge’s popularity the extra studio was recently added. Built by Amels in 1973 for the Dutch Maritime Institution, the ship is one of a whole series retiring from service and becoming available for conversion into superyachts – making the challenge a highly practical exercise.

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

Logically for a vessel with a tough commercial hull, all the designers involved in the challenge have had explorer ambitions for their entry. Newcruise, whose previous conversions have included the explorer-style motor yachts Penguin, 55m and Absinthe superyacht, 62m were no exception.

‘We see it as an ocean discovery vessel for a private owner, allowing them worldwide cruising from Arctic waters to equatorial destinations under safe and comfortable conditions,’ says Newcruise co-director Roland Krueger. ‘This picks up the line from her classic duties as a training ship for Dutch naval crews.’

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

The look is contemporary, with natural wave-like curves in the forward superstructure preventing sleek lines veering into aggressiveness.

‘We’re most proud of increasing protected superstructure volume while maintaining harmonic modern lines, as well as fusing the existing hull and new superstructure together to form a monolithic unit,’ says Krueger. ‘It is a well balanced design maintaining the vessels history while adjusting the volumes thoughtfully to their new intended purpose.’

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

59m survey vessel conversion project by Newcruise for ICON Yacht Design Challenge

Awards for the ICON design challenge will be announced during the Antibes Yacht Show by judges from ICON Yachts and Boat International Media.

ICON Yachts Design Challenge: 59m superyacht conversion design by H2 Yacht Design

April 11, 2013

Following the motor yacht conversion designs of Bill Dixon and Ivan Erdevicki, the H2 Yacht Design’s futuristic interpretation of the 59m superyacht conversion represents the third installment of the series in the ICON Yachts Design Challenge.

59m superyacht conversion design by H2 Yacht Design

59m superyacht conversion design by H2 Yacht Design

Dutch superyacht builder ICON has asked four design studios (Dixon Yacht Design, Ivan Erdevicki, H2 Yacht Design and Newcruise) to plan the transformation of HR MS Blommendal, a 59m survey vessel built by Amels in 1973 for the Dutch Maritime Institution. The ship is one of a whole series retiring from service and becoming available for conversion.

H2 Yacht Design, which has been involved with many refits over the years approached the challenge as a communal exercise.

‘‘I thought it a great opportunity to offer members of the H2 team the chance to create various ideas,’ says Design Director Jonny Horsfield. ‘My favourite ideas were developed and I suggested Icon select the design they felt best met their brief. What has been chosen is certainly the most creative design and I think it displays H2’s ability and desire to push the envelope in the hope of capturing the imagination of a client looking for something different.’

59m H2 luxury yacht conversion concept for ICON Yachts Design Challenge

59m H2 luxury yacht conversion concept for ICON Yachts Design Challenge

‘Horsfield describes the chosen design as, ‘a unique modern twist on a traditionally proportioned explorer hull’.

‘‘I wanted to produce a design with a strong graphic identity,’ he says. ‘The angled bridge windows have been repeated on the forward superstructure giving the styling its distinctive design direction.’’

The classic 59m superyacht conversion design by H2 Yacht Design features a full beam owner’s stateroom with panoramic views, en-suite guest cabins, plenty of lounges and entertaining areas. The outside space, spread over four decks, is large enough to accommodate a 10m tender, spa pool or a swimming pool and helipad.

ICON Yachts Design Challenge 59m superyacht conversion by H2 Yacht Design

ICON Yachts Design Challenge: 59m superyacht conversion by H2 Yacht Design

‘Our design will challenge some as I appreciate the styling is not a predictable solution and will not be to everyone’s taste. However there is something refreshing about being overtly different and approaching the solution from a fresh angle. I can only hope that this attracts the type of owner who is as passionate as we are about yacht design and who might be inspired by this contemporary concept.’

Awards for the ICON Yachts Design Challenge will be announced during the Antibes Yacht Show by judges from ICON Yachts and Boat International Media.