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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.

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