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Preliminary design for a Luxury River Yacht unveiled by Dorries Yachts

April 09, 2014

Following a recent enquiry, DÖRRIES YACHTS is thrilled to unveil a preliminary design for a Luxury River Yacht. A range of River Yachts, comprising 60m, 70m and 85m in length, are being designed in partnership with H2 Yacht Design, who also have developed an interior design concept.

A preliminary design for a Luxury River Yacht unveiled by Dorries Yachts

A preliminary design for a Luxury River Yacht unveiled by Dorries Yachts

Noteworthy technical highlights of the 85m mega yachts are:
– An impressive 2600 GT, both a drive and float-in tender garage
– A 15m x 3m heated indoor/outdoor pool
– A large helicopter deck.

River Yacht - Interior

River Yacht - Interior

Finally, since the design is based on rules that will allow for save navigation in coastal waters, the owner will be able to extend the yacht’s 5500km range way beyond inland waterways.

H2 Yacht Design to attend Singapore Yacht Show 2014

April 04, 2014

H2 Yacht Design is delighted to announce their participation in the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show, in order to further strenghten their activities in Asia. The event will run from April 10 to 13.

70m mega yacht Talisman C entirely designed by H2 Yacht Design

70m mega yacht Talisman C entirely designed by H2 Yacht Design

Established in 1994, H2 Yacht Design has been growing ever since and is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and technically competent design teams in the yacht world.

The team is made up of a multi-disciplined group of designers and assistants, including Exterior stylists, Interior Architects, 3D visualisers and FF&E Designers.

With 20 years of experience and continuous evolving creativity, H2 Design has produced some of the most spectacular yachts, jets and residential properties in the world today, to name but a few: the 120m mega yacht Project Czar (Project 120), as well as the 70m superyacht Talisman C.

Sea trials for 82m Blohm + Voss mega yacht GRACEFUL

April 01, 2014

Launched by the respected German shipyard Blohm + Voss at the end of last year, the breath-taking 82m mega yacht GRACEFUL is currently undergoing sea trials. Luxury motor yacht Project Graceful has been superbly designed by renowned H2 Yacht Design.

Luxury motor yacht GRACEFUL by Blohm + Voss

Luxury motor yacht GRACEFUL by Blohm + Voss

Originally constructed by Sevmash in Russia, luxury yacht Project Graceful was moved to Germany and now features modifications, including an addition of a bulbous bow, as well as a part of her superstructure, built by Blohm + Voss.

Superyacht Project Graceful can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests in 6 spacious cabins, including one Owner’s stateroom, two VIP cabins and three guest cabins. Further accommodation is provided for 24 crew. Among unique features of this striking vessel belongs an impressive 15m x 3m indoor pool with raising dance floor, as well as a substantial helicopter deck.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Blohm & Voss.

71m Sevmash motor yacht VICTORIA (ex Baltika, Project A1331) arrives at ISA Yachts to be completed

January 17, 2014

Launched by the Russian builder Sevmash in September 2013, the impressive 71-metre motor yacht Victoria (ex Baltika, Project A1331) has recently arrived at ISA Yachts in Italy‘s Ancona to be completed. The official news and additional information about superyacht Victoria will be released by the shipyard in the coming days.

Rendering of the 71m Sevmash superyacht Victoria (ex Baltika, Project A1331) to be completed by ISA Yachts

Rendering of the 71m Sevmash superyacht Victoria (ex Baltika, Project A1331) to be completed by ISA Yachts

Mega yacht Victoria features naval architecture by AGAT Design Bureau, while her exterior as well as interior design is by H2 Yacht Design. Her beautiful interiors can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. There is also space for a crew of 14 members. Among the special features of this superb vessel belong an indoor swimming pool in place of the traditional main saloon as well as the outward sloping windows, which can be found on all levels, forward and aft.

Dorries Yachts presents new 65m mega yacht exterior proposal

December 12, 2013

Following the successful launch of their yacht brand during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show as well as Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, DÖRRIES YACHTS is thrilled to introduce a new 65m (213′) mega yacht exterior proposal.

New 65m motor yacht exterior proposal by Dorries Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

New 65m motor yacht exterior proposal by Dorries Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

Complimenting their existing preliminary designs of 48m and 58m yacht concept proposal, the 65m motor yacht exterior proposal also includes a ready to go interior concept.

With the goal of providing their clientele with a predesigned solution for every aspect of a new construction, the 65m luxury superyacht proposal, developed with H2 Yacht Design, includes two distinct interior styles, one contemporary – the other traditional.

71m Sevmash mega yacht BALTIKA (Project A1331) to get final outfitting of the interior in Italy

December 03, 2013

Measuring impressive 71 meters in length, the all-new mega yacht Baltika (Project A1331) is currently on her way to Italy to get a final outfitting of the interior. Launched by the Russian shipyard Sevmash in September 2013, luxury motor yacht Baltika features naval architecture by AGAT Design Bureau, while her exterior as well as interior design is by H2 Yacht Design.

Rendering of the 71m superyacht Baltika (Project A1331) by Sevmash

Rendering of the 71m superyacht Baltika (Project A1331) by Sevmash

Superyacht Baltika provides lovely and comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. There is also space for a crew of 14 members. Among the special features of this striking vessel belong an indoor swimming pool in place of the traditional main saloon as well as the outward sloping windows, which can be found on all levels, forward and aft.

Blohm + Voss launch 82m motor yacht Project GRACEFUL

October 25, 2013

Today, October 25, saw the latest yacht constructed by the respected German shipyard Blohm + Voss, the impressive 82-metre motor yacht Project GRACEFUL, leave her building dock. Mega yacht GRACEFUL is currently being prepared for sea trials, scheduled for December 2013. She is due to be delivered at the end of December 2013.

Launch of the 82m superyacht Project GRACEFUL at Blohm + Voss

Launch of the 82m superyacht Project GRACEFUL at Blohm + Voss in Germany

On May 18, 2012, the GRACEFUL yacht’s hull was towed by tugs to Blohm+Voss and docked in Dock 6 at the Hamburg-based shipyard to be completed and fitted out.

Over the last 18 months, luxury yacht GRACEFUL designed by H2 Yacht Design has been fitted out both inside and out by Blohm+Voss in close cooperation with both the owner and Dörries Maritime Services.

Luxury motor yacht GRACEFUL on the water

Luxury motor yacht GRACEFUL on the water

One of the many reasons why the owner decided to have the GRACEFUL superyacht completed by Blohm+Voss was the unique and complex equipment and design characteristics – one of which is a 15 x 3m indoor pool, which can be converted to a dance floor by raising the pool floor. In addition to a separate owner’s area with a duplex suite and direct access to the sea via a folding balcony, the yacht has two VIP and three guest suites for a further 10 guests.

Main Characteristics of GRACEFUL Yacht

Length: 82.00 m / 269.00 ft.
Beam: 13.90 m / 45.60 ft.
Draught: 3.75 m / 12.30 ft.
Speed (max.) 17.6 knots
Range: 5,500 nm

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Blohm + Voss.

Sevmash launches 71m motor yacht Baltika (Project A1331)

October 24, 2013

September 4, 2013, saw the official launch of the breath-taking 71m mega yacht Baltika (Project A1331) at Sevmash Shipyard in Russia. With naval architecture by AGAT Design Bureau, luxury motor yacht Baltika boasts both exterior as well as interior design by H2 Yacht Design.

Rendering of the 71m superyacht Baltika (Project A1331) by Sevmash

Rendering of the 71m superyacht Baltika (Project A1331) by Sevmash

Superyacht Baltika features 6 lovely and comfortable cabins, offering deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests. There is also accommodation for a numerous crew of 14 members. Among the special features of this magnificent vessel belong an indoor swimming pool in place of the traditional main saloon as well as the outward sloping windows, which can be found on all levels, forward and aft.

Lloyd’s registered and MCA compliant, the 71-metre luxury yacht Baltika (Project A1331) can achieve a top speed of 20 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 16V 4000 M70 diesels. Her beam is of 11m (36’09”).

Gresham Yacht Design now open for business

September 18, 2013

Founded by Steve Gresham, Gresham Yacht Design (GYD) is thrilled to announce that it has opened its beach club for business. The UK studio provides personal service of Design, Engineering, as well as Project Management. It specialises in the exterior design/styling of yachts, and have designed superyachts from 25m to 120m and upwards.

Steve Gresham

Steve Gresham

GYD works alongside interior designers and decorators, providing a full design service, from inception to completion, using its team of creative talent.

IN BUILD
GYD has designed over 500 metres of Superyachts currently in build.

Although an exceptional exterior design studio, it isn’t just the styling of the exterior, it’s much more – GYD plan and layouts the space of the interior – make sure that all the interior rooms have the correct windows size and shape and most importantly that there is enough space for the engine room and mechanical / technical spaces.

GYD STYLE
Steve’s sketching and drawing are excellent and this is his signature strength – he can explore design on the page and has a great understanding of 3D and form and can express this in front of the client.

The style of the yacht is dictated by the owners’ wishes and requirements. GYD style is current and innovative, the studio likes to push the boundaries and not be too conservative – to develop and explore new original concepts, but always with an eye on the feasibility of these designs – GYD has developed yacht balconies where previously there were none – they have an eye for proportion and balance – the surfaces of a yacht are what define the exterior – the treatment of these surfaces and the detailed design of them marks the contrast between a yacht that is “produced” and one that is designed.

Working with suppliers around the world GYD understands materials and construction and is able to provide a bespoke service for individuals.

EXPERIENCE IN SUPERYACHT DESIGN
Don Shead Yacht Design (6 Years)
•    Worked with naval architects and engineers to understand how to design and build a Superyacht
•    Designed and Project managed a high speed turbine yacht in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA with Palmer Johnson
•    Spent 2 years working in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on a major refit project and also designed a diesel electric system for a Superyacht

Tony Castro Yacht Design (2 Years)
•    Spent 2 years with Tony and designed a 36m classic Superyacht built at Royal Huisman in Holland

H2 Yacht Design – (8 Years)
•    Designing innovative Yachts over 70m

Dorries completes plus 80m platform based on engineering of motor yacht GRACEFUL

September 06, 2013

As part of the preparation for the launch of their yacht brand during the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, Dörries Maritime Services has completed a plus 80-metre technical platform. Based on the engineering of motor yacht Graceful, soon to hit the water in Hamburg, the platform can be used for superyacht projects from 80 to 85m.

Dorries' plus 80m platform based on the engineering of the 85m mega yacht Graceful

Dorries' plus 80m platform based on the engineering of the 85m mega yacht Graceful

Using a proven engineering package, clients will benefit from reduced build time and cost, whilst still giving them enough flexibility to accommodate special requests.

An 85m proposal by award winning H2 Yacht Design is available featuring: 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.

Dörries Maritime provides concept design to turnkey construction and after sales services.