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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.

Additional images of Bilgin 164 Yacht ALFULK

August 02, 2013

The Turkish builder, Bilgin Yachts, is currently working on its all-new 50-metre Bilgin 164 yacht Alfulk. Scheduled for delivery in June 2014, motor yacht Alfulk is designed by H2 Yacht Design and will provide luxurious accommodation in 5 cabins, including a generous owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as two VIP cabins and two guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. Below are some additional images of Alfulk, provided by Bilgin Yachts and H2 Yacht Design.

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk

Luxury yacht Alfulk - side view

Luxury yacht Alfulk - side view

Superyacht Alfulk - Exterior

Superyacht Alfulk - Exterior

Motor yacht Alfulk - Exterior

Motor yacht Alfulk - Exterior

Superyacht Alfulk - Wheelhouse

Superyacht Alfulk - Wheelhouse

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk - Owners Cabin

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk - Owners Cabin

Alfulk Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Alfulk Yacht - Owners Bathroom

New 58m motor yacht project by Dorries Maritime to premier at MYS 2013

July 25, 2013

Since most of the well known German yacht manufacturers start at 70 meters or even bigger, Dörries Maritime Services desires to provide clients with the possibility to also construct smaller yachts in Germany. The 58m motor yacht project will represent the first of a special edition from 48m to 68m to be constructed on a semi-custom basis at the new facilities in Bremerhaven.

58m superyacht concept proposal by Dorries Maritime and H2 Yacht Design

58m superyacht concept proposal by Dorries Maritime and H2 Yacht Design

Under development in partnership with H2 Yacht Design, the entire superyacht range will officially premier at the Monaco Yacht Show this September.

Designed and pre-engineered with competitive pricing and short delivery time in mind, the company is well on track to compete with the established northern european brands.

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.