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Azure announces refit completion of 62m Oceanco motor yacht LADY CHRISTINA

June 19, 2014

Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture is delighted to announce that Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) has successfully completed the refit of the 62-metre motor yacht Lady Christina, originally delivered by Oceanco in 2005. The refit of superyacht Lady Christina involved the extension of the main deck aft, a new stainless steel Spa Pool, as well as integrated sunbathing beds.

62m Oceanco mega yacht LADY CHRISTINA - Photo Credit to Monaco Yacht Spotter.

62m Oceanco mega yacht LADY CHRISTINA - Photo Credit to Monaco Yacht Spotter

In the refit of luxury yacht Lady Christina the styling of the spa pool and sunbed was provided by H2 Design and the naval architecture, engineering, production drawings and styling of the other elements of the refit were provided by Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture.

Aboard superyacht Lady Christina

Aboard superyacht Lady Christina - new sliding doors

New sliding doors have been placed at the swim platform to the gym area, to create the open feel and astonishing views. To further enhance the view from the interior, the new aft wall is curved instead of straight like the original design.

Luxury yacht Lady Christina - a new stainless steel Spa Pool

Luxury yacht Lady Christina - a new stainless steel Spa Pool

Azure has performed extensive feasibility studies before getting to construction, to check class and flag compliance and to set the right budget for the refit of luxury mega yacht Lady Christina.

Technical Specifications of super yacht Lady Christina

L.O.A.: 62.30 m
HULL TYPE: Steel/displacement
BEAM: 10.00 m

Latest project of Trimline Yacht Interiors – 56m motor yacht TACANUYA

June 17, 2014

Trimline Yacht Interiors, Southampton-based yacht interior specialists, are currently working on their latest project – the 56m motor yacht Tacanuya. The areas of superyacht Tacanuya will be sympathetically revitalised at Burgess Engineering’s Porchester facility. Work is expected to last until July, with Trimline’s specialist team there for the duration.


Superyacht Technical Services, representing the yacht’s owner, scoured a host of European yards before finding the facilities and the necessary value at Porchester.

Trimline have been appointed by Burgess Engineering to refurbish the Guest Suites on the Tacanuya yacht creating luxurious relaxation spaces in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Working alongside Superyacht Technical Services and the Burgess Engineering Yard, the designs by H2 Yacht Design will be turned into reality by Trimline’s specialist yacht joiners and CAD technicians.

New bathroom suites are being created with bespoke, lightweight marble interiors from Grama Blend and handmade Wenge cabinets designed by H2. These will be hand made at Trimline’s Southampton headquarters. Made-to-measure glass and stainless steel shower screens will complement the contemporary space.

Inside the Guest cabins, Trimline will be making way for additional lighting, blinds and newly upholstered panels to soften the rooms’ appearance. Luxurious carpet by H2 and hand crafted desks by Trimline will be added, made in satin finished Cherry wood.

Nigel Spooner, Director Technical and Design at Trimline Yacht Interiors, said: “The work to Tacanuya will showcase the beautiful construction of our bespoke joinery and Trimline Yacht Interiors attention to detail.”

Images of newly launched Bilgin 147 motor yacht ELADA

June 12, 2014

Launched by Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts last weekend, the brand new Bilgin 147 motor yacht Elada is a striking 45-metre vessel with a reversed bow, beautifully penned by H2 Yacht Design. Below are the images from the launch of superyacht Elada, kindly provided by Bilgin Yachts.

Bilgin 147 super yacht ELADA at launch

Bilgin 147 super yacht ELADA at launch

Luxury yacht ELADA on the water

Luxury yacht ELADA on the water

Motor yacht ELADA

Motor yacht ELADA

Technical Specifications of Bilgin 147 luxury yacht ELADA

L.O.A: 45.00 m
Beam: 8.50 m
Draft: 1.86 m
Launch Date: 2014
Type: Semi-Displacement Motoryacht
Speed: 22 knots

Type: Semi-Displacement, twin propeller motor yacht
Construction: Cold Molded Iroko Construction
Classification: RINA CHARTER CLASS
Cabins: 4 Guest Cabin, 1 VIP Cabin, 1 Captain Cabin, 4 Crew Cabin, 1 Owner Cabin
Gross Tonnage: 458 tons
Displacement: 258 tons
Speed: 22 knots maximum speed

Main Engines: 2 x CAT C32 1900 BHP, 2300 rpm
Gearbox: Type ZF 3350 VULKAN, Ratio 4:1
Generators: 2 x CAT C4.4 86 kW, 1x CAT C4.4 34kW
Engine Control: CAT 3 fixed stations remote control system
– Pilot House
– 2x Wing Stations
Shafts: Water Lubricated Shafts , Diameter 145mm V174 Teinbridge
Propeller: Teinbridge
Bow Thruster: Sidepower 22’ diameter SAC513-900
Steering System: Hidromarin 2x hydraulic pistons with twin pumps power pack
Stabilizer : 440/20X TRAC-STAR Zerospeed with hydraulic main power pack

Tank Capacity:
Fuel Capacity: 26050 Liters
Fresh Water Capacity: 6720 Liters
Sanitary Tanks: 6388 Liters

Mechanical Equipment:
Pumps: AZCUE pumps
Fixed Fire System: CO2 System
Freshwater Maker: TECNICOMAR Sailor2-40, capacity 350 Lt per hour
Hot Boiler:4×100 liters Marine System
Sanitary Treatment: JETS Vacuum System
Grey/Black Water System: TECNICOMAR Ecomar 16
Air Conditioning: CRUISAIR System
Anchor Windlass: Hidromarin Hydraulics
Mooring Capstans: Hidromarin Hydraulics
Sliding Doors: Custom – Door
Paint: Awlgrip
Galley Equipment: Siemens (Fridge Maytag) Cold Room
Savant Automation, HARMAN KARDON Voice and Sound System all over the yacht
Navigation & Electronics: JRC

Bilgin Yachts
Yildirim Bilgen
M: +90 5327928782
E: sales@bilginyacht.com

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Bilgin.

Launch of new Bilgin 147 motor yacht ELADA

June 11, 2014

Last weekend in Turkey saw Bilgin Yachts launch the all-new Bilgin 147 motor yacht ELADA. Superbly penned by H2 Yacht Design, the 45-metre superyacht ELADA resembles the lines of the 2012 luxury yacht M. She represents the second superyacht with a reversed bow, built by the yard.

Rendering of the Bilgin 147 super yacht Elada designed by H2 Design

Rendering of the Bilgin 147 super yacht Elada designed by H2 Yacht Design

Accommodation aboard the Bilgin 147 luxury yacht ELADA is provided to up to 12 guests in 6 deluxe cabins, including a master stateroom, one VIP cabin, as well as 4 guest cabins. Among the special features of this superb vessel belongs a large lounge area on the foredeck with a Spa Pool.

Run by twin 1915 hp Caterpillar C 32 engines, the 45-metre ELADA yacht is expected to reach a top speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by Bilgin.

ISA Yachts to complete 71m Sevmash motor yacht VICTORIA (ex Baltika, Project A1331)

May 23, 2014

ISA Yachts has announced that it has signed a new contract for the completion of a 71-metre motor yacht, the Sevmash motor yacht Victoria (ex Baltika, Project A1331). The contract works comprise completion of the technical areas, commissioning of Victoria superyacht’s systems, realization of the interior of all the guest areas and the installation of exterior furniture in aluminium and teak decks.

71m Sevmash motor yacht VICTORIA (ex Baltika, Project A1331) at ISA Yachts - Photo credit to Paolo Zitti

71m Sevmash motor yacht VICTORIA (ex Baltika, Project A1331) at ISA Yachts - Photo credit to Paolo Zitti

Luxury yacht Victoria arrived at ISA Yachts in Ancona just before the end of last year onboard a dock ship after a passage of over a month to cover the distance of 5.000 miles from Arkhangelsk, on the White Sea, were the yacht was built.

The interior will be realized by ISA Yachts according to the design of H2 Yacht Design which are also the designers of the exterior lines of the mega yacht Victoria. The interior layout features a large saloon and adjoining dining room on the main deck plus a TV lounge on the upper deck. The guests accommodations include five guest cabins and two separate Owner’s suites, one on the main deck and one on the lower deck with an hinged shell door that becomes a beautiful platform right at sea level.

“The Owner choose ISA YACHTS for its ability to realize the best yacht interiors with an unrivalled quality as shown in the recent past with the award winner 60m charter yacht Mary Jean II, the 63m mega yacht Kolaha or the 50m luxury yacht Belle Anna. This capability, combined with the flexibility to include this project within the busy schedule of the shipyard, were the key factors to secure this contract” says Hein Velema, Head of Sales and Marketing of ISA Yachts.

Launch of 120m motor yacht ‘CZAR’ designed by H2 Yacht Design

May 13, 2014

Superbly penned by acclaimed H2 Yacht Design, the breath-taking 120m motor yacht ‘CZAR’ was launched in April 2014. Luxury mega yacht Project CZAR is currently in Greece, where she is preparing for her first sea trials.

Luxury motor yacht Project CZAR designed by H2 Yacht Design

Luxury motor yacht Project CZAR designed by H2 Yacht Design

The overall look of the 120m superyacht Project CZAR is modern, with fresh clean lines and practical yet luxurious features. By combining striking veneers with soft leathers and contrasting fabrics, H2 have created a stunning, unique interior that will offer its guests every conceivable facility they require.

Spanning over six impressive decks, the 120-metre luxury yacht CZAR is full SOLAS and can comfortably sleep 50-plus guests in her beautiful, contemporary interiors. Among special features of this outstanding vessel belongs a large nightclub, fully equipped spa, business centre, computer room, games room, gym, private dining room, sushi bar and a full cinema.

Blohm + Voss announces delivery of 82m super yacht GRACEFUL

April 22, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014, saw the breath-taking 82m super yacht GRACEFUL leave her berth at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, after the shipyard successfully achieved a challenging 23-month completion programme. The outstanding motor yacht GRACEFUL joins an amazing lineage of truly iconic vessels from the world-renowned yard, and she currently ranks as the world’s 67th largest yacht that has been ever launched.

82m Blohm and Voss superyacht GRACEFUL under sea trials - Repair Lille Belt Denmark

82m Blohm and Voss superyacht GRACEFUL under sea trials in April 2014 - Repair Lille Belt Denmark

Luxury yacht GRACEFUL was fitted out both inside and out by Blohm+Voss working alongside the owner’s representatives under the lead of Capt. Alexander Mozhayskiy. A unique, close-cooperation model was developed at the start of the project, thereby optimising the decision-making process, minimising delays and facilitating a unique scheduling system. This led to a very fast build time overall for a yacht of this size, quality and level of complexity.

Representing the ultimate in quality, engineering and yachting innovations, GRACEFUL yacht boasts design from the award-winning H2 Design Studio in London, widely recognised as one of the most technically competent design teams in the yacht world.

One of the many reasons why the owner decided to have the yacht 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 on two floors with a beach door terrace for direct access to  the sea, the yacht has two VIP and three guest suites for a further 10 guests. The accommodation areas are equipped with the most modern audio and video equipment. One of the outstanding features in the silhouette of this yacht is its exceptional helicopter landing area enabling a comfortable arrival and departure for the owner and guests.

The three days of sea trials, which took place at the beginning of April 2014, proved the extraordinary performance of the GRACEFUL superyacht. All contractual specifications were either reached or exceeded.

Superyacht GRACEFUL truly sets new standards in the yachting arena. She offers extremely generous spaces both inside and out, her engineering is exceptional, her striking hull and fluid exterior lines are instantly recognisable and she hides a rich, elegant interior with exquisite detailing. She is currently heading south where she will undoubtedly take pride of place on the world yachting stage, turning heads for many decades to come.

Main characteristics of superyacht GRACEFUL

Length: 82.00 m / 269.00 ft.
Beam: 13.90 m /   45.60 ft.
Draught: 3.75 m /    12.30 ft.
Speed (max.) 18.2 knots
Range: 6,000 nm

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.