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Recently launched 46m luxury yacht COMO with Feadship’s pioneering use of glass

March 31, 2014

Following on from other recent launches such as motor yacht Hampshire II, superyacht Musashi, as well as mega yacht Venus, the new 46,22-metre luxury yacht Como is another striking vessel, representing Feadship’s pioneering use of glass. The client requested unprecedentedly large windows in the hull and a wealth of glass in her superstructure. Like every custom project at the prominent Dutch shipyard, the requirements of motor yacht Como’s owner were met in style. Thoughts now turn to the next logical, but seriously complex, innovation, namely using glass structures to also support structural loads from the decks above.

46m Feadship superyacht COMO

46m Feadship superyacht COMO

The advance of technology in the use of glass is radically changing the look of superyachts in the same way that it transformed land-based architecture. Today glass determines the look of most buildings, and its use on large yachts has been constantly on the rise over the decades. In 1960 the average proportion of glass within yacht silhouettes was around seven percent, a figure which had doubled by 1990 as windows became larger, were placed closer to each other, and played a far more prominent role in styling.

46m motor yacht COMO by Feadship

46m motor yacht COMO by Feadship

From land to sea
Feadship has always sought innovative ways to use materials and many custom builds over the decades have pushed the window in bathing interiors with natural light. Current developments can be traced to the first Future Feadship Concept design in 2006 called X-stream.

“We received an enthusiastic response to our idea of offering a fully glazed superstructure and a glass observation area in the bow,” says Bram Jongepier, manager of knowledge development at Feadship. “This led to a research programme focused on the use of very large glass panels, the deployment of glass for strength, and the influence that glass has on interior comfort levels.”

Luxury yacht COMO - front view

Luxury yacht COMO - front view

Glass panes have a major impact on the routing of ducting, piping and cables. A layout concept was developed with a structural core containing stairs, ducting and technical spaces similar to buildings. This was first used in the 88-metre Feadship mega yacht Mushashi in 2010, where the structural elements around the luxury interior spaces were kept to a minimum and the proportion of glass to metal in her exterior profile is over 20 percent.

Various Future Feadship concepts have been fitted with larger window panes and underwater windows. Aeon featured glass in the hull and showed how large windows at the waterline could offer amazing views on the oceanic world. This idea was brought to reality on the 78.50-metre Feadship luxury yacht Hampshire II in 2012, which offers an underwater viewing port of over one metre in diameter from the wine cellar on the bottom deck.

COMO superyacht - aft view

COMO superyacht - aft view

Her name is Venus
The next revolutionary project to showcase Feadship’s heart for glass was the 78.20-metre mega yacht Venus. This head-turning yacht was created in a unique collaboration between the client, Philippe Starck and Feadship. Venus is special in many ways, but it is the use of glass which has perhaps received the most attention.

The giant windows on her pavilion deck required close cooperation with Lloyd’s and glass expert Eckersley O’Callaghan. Normal windows are tested full scale in a steel construction using water pressure to see whether the construction will hold. Venus’ pavilion windows measure 10 x 2.4 metres, however, and there is no testing facility for such a size. Moreover, the connection system is very different as there is only a connection on one side with the windows resting on a couple of supports.

“Once Venus was launched we could measure actual hull deflection with the tank loading centred and completely to the ends,” continues Jongepier. “We were also able to check the accuracy of our FEM calculations – the first time anyone has had access to real-life feedback on the computational models used. Crucially, we were able to replicate the results of the tests to an accuracy of 10-15% – an impressive figure for such an extraordinarily complex product.”

COMO Yacht - side view

COMO Yacht - side view

Como goes further
And then came the newly launched superyacht Como. “Here the superstructure glass is placed on top of the metal rather than being set into it, creating a continuous surface,” continues Jongepier. “These glazed side panels give uninterrupted views from the owner’s stateroom. And the exceptionally large windows in the hull go way beyond what is permissible from a regulation point of view. We proved to Lloyd’s that we were able to make windows suitable for that location and size, and that the glass laminate would hold.

“Moreover, the glass covers the structure on Como in a continuous glass band. We had learned from the Venus project that you have to measure and correct the complete superstructure in the paint and filler works to be able to make a fair transition from the paintwork to the glass and back to the paint again. The gloss lines have to be continuous… And on Como they are.”

Luxury motor yacht COMO

Luxury motor yacht COMO

Increasing stiffness
In 2012 Feadship initiated a study into load bearing glass that focused on specific locations in the yacht: local, not global, loads. As an exercise, the load of the wheelhouse roof of a 45-metre Feadship was placed on the windows. After a wealth of calculations it was discovered that by increasing the thickness of the front windows from 14 to 30 mm they could support the roof. Five full-scale tests were then carried out which proved that an enormous amount of weight could be placed on top of the windows.

For regular windows a normal load is prescribed by class of about three tonnes per square metre. The roof above is also considered a design load, and this was also transferred onto the window (around three tonnes). Lloyd’s regulations require that windows be able to support four times the normal load without breaking. The tests put four times the normal load on the window and then started adding the deck load (compression load) too. It took more than 15 tonnes of weight before they actually broke.

COMO superyacht

COMO superyacht

Through the glass ceiling “This is the stage at which we are now,” concludes Jongepier. “We are convinced that we are able to load our windows with the load from the deck above in a local situation. We know how thick they need to be, we know how to test them, and we have already discussed this with the class authorities. Ovens of the size required to bend giant glass panels are now available, and Feadship has the design and construction expertise to ensure total safety at sea. Now we are working with various designers and potential clients on something truly spectacular that will reap the rewards of all this research… There is much more glass on the horizon!”

Technical specifications of motor yacht Como

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, aluminium hull and superstructure
Length overall: 46.22m 151’6”
Beam overall: 9.00m 29’6”
Draught (loaded): 2.20m 17’3”
Fuel capacity: 51,000 litres 13,473 US Gallons
Fresh water capacity: 16,000 litres 4,227 US Gallons

Design
Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Dubois Naval Architects
Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Propulsion
Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C32 / 1417 kW @ 2300 rpm
Generators: 2x Caterpillar 6.6 – 2x 90.125 kW – 1500 rpm
Stabilizers: Quantum zero-speed stabilizers

Accommodation
Owner: Owner’s stateroom with separate bathroom and dressing room
Guests: Four guests in two double guest staterooms and four guests in two twin guest staterooms
Crew: Eight crew – four crew in two crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin, two in engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Feadship.

Monaco Marine La Ciotat enjoys busy refit season

November 04, 2013

With the refit season well underway and the high occupancy, the renowned Monaco Marine La Ciotat is enjoying the busy period with numerous superyacht currently at the yard.  In fact, Monaco Marine La Ciotat, specialising in super and megayacht refits, has delivered three important projects since early September: Motor Yacht 360 (47 metre ISA), Luxury yacht Zita (47 metre Benetti) and Superyacht Kolaha (63 metre ISA).

Monaco Marine La Ciotat

Monaco Marine La Ciotat

The superyacht Zita came to La Ciotat in Southern France for an express yard period to improve its stabilisation system with integration of zero speed technology. Her captain, Stanley Benngård, commented on the stay at Monaco Marine La Ciotat: “We had a particularly short timeframe for these works and Monaco Marine rose to this challenge successfully. They were quick to respond, professional throughout the project and within the set budget, all qualities we look for in a service shipyard. ”

With no less than 16 projects underway, the shipyard is working full throttle on a variety of refits from complete paint jobs, stabilisation, regulatory inspections, mechanical works, interior refits,… :

C2 (78m – Abeking Rasmussen)
ELANDESS (60m – Abeking Rasmussen)
charter yacht 4You (55m – Amels)
Kamalaya (55m – Amels)
Galaxy (54m – Benetti )
Cuor di Leone (50m – Benetti )
Olmida 50m – Codecasa)
Kanaloa ( 50m – CRN)
Parvati (44m – CRN)
Hampshire II (79m – Feadship)
Sky (50m – Heesen)
• Raasta (47m – Heesen)
• Undisclosed (72m – Lurssen)
• Undisclosed (74m – Nobiskrug)
DB9 (52m – Palmer Johnson)
• MK1 (58m – FBM Babcock Dunfermline UK)

In the coming months, Monaco Marine la Ciotat will deliver several major paint works, an important part of its business at the site which has the largest paint shed in southern Europe (90 metres long, 25 metres wide and 32 metres high).

Three luxury yachts with design by Redman Whiteley Dixon among finalists for World Superyacht Awards 2013

February 13, 2013

Redman Whiteley Dixon is delighted to announce that three of its luxury vessels have been named as finalists for the 2013 World Superyacht Awards: the newly refitted 74-metre motor yacht ILONA, the 100-foot sailing yacht Q5 QUINTESSENTIAL, as well as the 78-metre superyacht HAMIPSHIRE II.

74 m mega yacht ILONA by Amels and Redman Whiteley Dixon after refit - Photo credit Amels Flying Focus

74 m mega yacht ILONA by Amels and Redman Whiteley Dixon after refit - Photo credit: Amels Flying Focus

ILONA
Luxury motor yacht Ilona was originally launched by the prestigious Dutch builder Amels in 2004. She came back home for an eight-month refit that was successfully completed in May 2012. Ilona had undergone an extensive reworking of her interior as well as superstructure to accommodate the helipad.

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments and Redman Whiteley Dixon

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments and Redman Whiteley Dixon

Q5 QUINTESSENTIAL
Launched by the well known NZ shipyard Yachting Developments last year, the 30-metre superyacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD66) is a superb catamaran that boasts naval architecture and exterior by Warwick Yacht Design. Her beautiful interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon provide luxurious accommodation in a spacious owner’s cabin on the main deck, as well as two double cabins, one twin cabin and a children’s den, all situated on the lower deck.

Feadship's custom made motor yacht Hampshire II

Feadship's custom made motor yacht Hampshire II

HAMPSHIRE II
An ideal vessel for those with a great love for action and sport, the 78 m Hampshire II superyacht was delivered by the respected Dutch shipyard Feadship in 2012. She bears both the contemporary overall design as well as classic interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. There is accommodation for up to 14 guests in 6 lovely staterooms.

The eighth annual World Superyacht Awards will take place on 4th May 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Finalists

January 22, 2013

Having received plenty of nominations, Boat International Media’s expert teams of editors have selected the nominees and revealed an outstanding list of World Superyacht Awards finalists, who now stand in contention to be honoured with a prestigious Neptune trophy.

Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul to host World Superyacht Awards 2013

Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul to host World Superyacht Awards 2013

In the remaining weeks before the Judges’ Meeting, which will take place at the YCCS Virgin Gorda Clubhouse on the first day of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, the Jury will be making personal visits to the finalist yachts to ensure that each contending vessel is inspected by at least one judge.

In addition to the judges’ testimonies, comprehensive dossiers, including photographs and statements from the owners, builders and designers of each of the finalists, will guide the jury in their difficult task of selecting the winners. The results of their deliberations will remain secret until the gala evening and prize giving on 4 May at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, a former Ottoman palace bordering the Bosphorus waterway.

THE 2013 WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS FINALISTS

Boat International Media are delighted to present the 2013 World Superyacht Awards Finalists.

MOTOR YACHT AWARDS

Displacement Motor Yacht of 3,000GT and above (approximately 85m+)

Nirvana

88 m mega yacht Nirvana (Project Y707) by Oceanco

88 m mega yacht Nirvana (Project Y707) by Oceanco

Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m)

Excellence V

EXCELLENCE V - Main

EXCELLENCE V - Main

Hampshire

78 m Feadship superyacht Hampshire

78 m Feadship superyacht Hampshire

Mogambo

74 m Mogambo superyacht by Nobiskrug

74 m Mogambo superyacht by Nobiskrug

ACE (Project Rocky)

85 m Lurssen motor yacht ACE (Project Rocky) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85 m Lurssen motor yacht ACE (Project Rocky) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Stella Maris

72 m luxury yacht Stella Maris by VSY-Viareggio Superyachts

72 m luxury yacht Stella Maris by VSY-Viareggio Superyachts at launch

Vicky

72 m Proteksan Turquoise Vicky superyacht

72 m Proteksan Turquoise Vicky superyacht

Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m)

Arianna

Yacht ARIANNA -  Main

Yacht ARIANNA - Main

Garçon

Garcon by Damen Shipyards - a 67m fast yacht support vessel to the luxury superyacht ACE

Garcon by Damen Shipyards - a 67m fast yacht support vessel to the luxury superyacht ACE

Rahil

54 m luxury motor yacht Rahil by Mariotti Yachts

54 m luxury motor yacht Rahil by Mariotti Yachts

Smeralda

77m superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine

77m superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine

Step One

Amels LE180 superyacht Step One

Amels LE180 superyacht Step One

Displacement Motor yacht of below 500GT (30m to approximately 49.9m)

2Ladies

46 m Rossinavi superyacht 2 Ladies designed by Mulder

46 m Rossinavi superyacht 2 Ladies designed by Mulder

Achilles

46 m motor yacht Achilles by Sanlorenzo at launch

46 m motor yacht Achilles by Sanlorenzo at launch

Adastra

42 m luxury trimaran yacht ADASTRA by McConaghy Boats

42 m luxury trimaran yacht ADASTRA by McConaghy Boats

Aslec 4

45 m Rossinavi luxury yacht Aslec 4

45 m Rossinavi luxury yacht Aslec 4

Belle Anna

50 m ISA superyacht BELLE ANNA

50 m ISA superyacht BELLE ANNA

Lady Petra

47 m motor yacht Lady Petra by Heesen Yachts

47 m motor yacht Lady Petra by Heesen Yachts

Two-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yachts

Cerri 102′ FlyingSport Hull 2

Luxury motor yacht Cerri 102 FlyingSport Hull 2

Luxury motor yacht Cerri 102 FlyingSport Hull 2

Koji

Leopard 34 superyacht by Leopard Yachts

Leopard 34 superyacht by Leopard Yachts

Misunderstood

Mangusta 130 Yacht by Overmarine Group
Mangusta 130 Yacht by Overmarine Group

Moni

32 m superyacht Moni by Vicem Yachts

32 m superyacht Moni by Vicem Yachts

Only Now

34 m Only Now superyacht by Tansu Yachts

34 m Only Now superyacht by Tansu Yachts

Raised pilothouse Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yachts

Alloy 40

Superyacht 111 by Sanlorenzo - 7th 40Alloy Yacht

Superyacht 111 by Sanlorenzo - 7th 40Alloy Yacht

Galactica Plus

35 m Heesen motor yacht Galactica Plus - Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

35 m Heesen motor yacht Galactica Plus - Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

Loretta Anne

47 m Alloy motor yacht Loretta Anne

47 m Alloy motor yacht Loretta Anne

Three-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yachts

Imperial Princess

Princess 40M Imperial Princess Yacht

Princess 40M Imperial Princess Yacht

Lady Linda

57 m Trinity luxury yacht LADY LINDA

57 m Trinity luxury yacht LADY LINDA

Legacy

Sistership to Westport Yacht Legacy - Lady Kathryn IV Superyacht

Sistership to Westport Yacht Legacy - Lady Kathryn IV Superyacht

M

40 m luxury motor yacht M by Bilgin

40 m luxury motor yacht M by Bilgin

Ocean Alexander 120

Ocean Alexander 120 Yacht - Image courtesy of Ocean Alexander

Ocean Alexander 120 Yacht - Image courtesy of Ocean Alexander

Okko

OKKO -  Main

OKKO - Main

Tsumat

50 m Trinity Superyacht Tsumat (T057)

50 m Trinity Superyacht Tsumat (T057)

SAILING YACHT AWARDS

Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range

60 Years

Better Place

50 m Wally Better Place superyacht - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

50 m Wally Better Place superyacht - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Kamaxitha

Superyacht Kamaxitha (Project Spirit of Tradition) with interior design by Rhoades Young

Superyacht Kamaxitha (Project Spirit of Tradition) with interior design by Rhoades Young

Mikhail S Vorontsov

Dream Ship Victory Classic Yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Dream Ship Victory Classic Yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Ohana

50 m luxury superyacht OHANA by Fitzroy Yachts

50 m luxury superyacht OHANA by Fitzroy Yachts

Sailing Yacht in 30m to 40m size range

Almagores II

31 m luxury yacht Almagores II by Southern Wind

31 m luxury yacht Almagores II by Southern Wind

Hamilton

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton - Image by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton - Image by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

Penelope

Oyster 100 superyacht Penelope at launch

Oyster 100 superyacht Penelope at launch

Pumula

Royal Huisman sailing yacht PUMULA (Project Bugamena) - Photo by Hans Westerink

Royal Huisman sailing yacht PUMULA (Project Bugamena) - Photo by Hans Westerink

Rainbow

40 m sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw

40 m sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw

Simba

32 m Proteksan Turquoise Yacht Simba designed by Hoek

32 m Proteksan Turquoise Yacht Simba designed by Hoek

X Noi

31 m sailing yacht Xnoi by Perini Navi at launch

31 m sailing yacht Xnoi by Perini Navi at launch

Sailing Multihulls

Mousetrap

VPLP 110 Yacht Mousetrap by JFA Yachts

VPLP 110 Yacht Mousetrap by JFA Yachts

Quintessential

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments

REFITTED YACHT AWARD

A2

47 m Feadship A2 superyacht refitted by Pendennis

47 m Feadship A2 superyacht refitted by Pendennis

Elysium

52 m Benetti luxury yacht Elysium before her 2012 refit by Lusben

52 m Benetti luxury yacht Elysium (ex Midlandia) before her 2012 refit by Lusben

Endeavour

Faith

62 m Feadship motor yacht FAITH refitted by Composite Works

62 m Feadship motor yacht FAITH refitted by Composite Works

Ilona

74 m Amels mega yacht Ilona

74 m Amels mega yacht Ilona

Paramour

43 m CMN luxury yacht Paramour refitted by PURE Superyacht Refit

43 m CMN luxury yacht Paramour refitted by PURE Superyacht Refit

Titania

Superyacht APOISE -  Main

Superyacht APOISE - Main

Boat International Media would like to offer their congratulations to all the owners of the finalists and also to the design and construction teams responsible for these exceptional yachts. To be shortlisted as a finalist in the industry’s most highly contested and prestigious awards is a notable achievement.

Voyager’s Award Nominations
While nominations for the yacht classes have now closed, nominations for the Voyager’s Award remain open until the 31 January. It is advised to see the event website for more information on how to nominate.

HOW TO ATTEND THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2013

Many yacht owners and the industry’s leading professionals have already confirmed their attendance at the gala evening in Istanbul on 4 May, and finalists are encouraged to apply for a table promptly to secure their place at this unmissable event.

All table applications are subject to approval and priority will be given to superyacht owners and the teams involved with the finalist yachts.

An amazing fleet of 103 superyachts on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show

September 18, 2012

Running from September 19 to 22, the 22nd edition of the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show will be exhibiting an amazing fleet of 103 superyachts. A number of statistics were made from the list of yachts on display at this year’s event as well as from the data published by Superyacht Intelligence.

Monaco Yacht Show 2012

The conclusions of the analysis prove the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show’s fleet logically reflects the current state of the superyacht market.

Four-fifths of the global fleet are motoryachts
If the motoryachts represent 80% of the global market (so 20% of sailing yachts), the MYS distribution is quite similar with 85 motoryachts for 18 sailing yachts this year. Why choosing a motoryacht? Why choosing a sailing yacht?

If a superyacht remains the most ultimate luxury product, she especially reflects the owner’s character and how he wants to enjoy her: a sailing yacht is more associated to a sportive use which demands a stronger experience of sailing – and so reserved to a narrower target of owners that enjoy the journey as much as the destination; on the contrary, the motoryacht offers a calm sailing while reaching the most beautiful spots on Earth.

73 superyachts over 40 meters
This year, the average length of the superyachts at the Monaco show reaches 46.70 meters (Length overall) for 103 constructions exhibited. With 40 units, the 40/49.99-m segment is mostly represented, which is significant of the current market with an average length of 40 meters of yachts delivered and 47 meters for the yachts under construction.

If the 2012 edition stresses out the impressive figure of 73 superyachts over 40 meters, it clearly indicates the record of 6 megayachts exhibited (80.11 metres of average length), amongst which 4 new deliveries for the +70-m segment: the Oceanco 88.5m motor yacht Nirvana, the Feadship Van Lent 78.5m Hampshire II superyacht, the Hanseatic Marine 77m luxury yacht Smeralda and the Nobiskrug 73.51m megayacht Mogambo.

77m Superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine and Espen Oeino

77m Superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine and Espen Oeino

A young fleet
The Monaco Yacht Show remains the world’s most awaited event in superyachting; it is the unique occasion in the year to admire the latest launches in yacht design and the new yachts praised by the industry in one and only spot. 61% of the yachts exhibited are less than 2 years-old.

As per September 15, 2012, 38 new 2012 deliveries have confirmed their participation at the MYS. These 38 builds represent 41% of the 2012 global delivery book registered by Superyacht Intelligence (93 units.) However, regarding the participation of older yachts delivered between 2000 and 2008 or before 1999, half of them is refitted (15 builds), amongst which 12 between 2009 and 2012.

The major nations in yachting at Monaco
Amongst the 103 superyachts at the 2012 MYS exhibited by shipyards or brokers, 93 come from the TOP 10 of building nations (per yacht deliveries). Logically, Italy and The Netherlands lead the ranking and represent a total of 65 builds in Monaco.

In a few words, the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show fleet has 103 superyachts, amongst which:
- 85 motoryachts of a 47.30-m average length,
- 18 sailing yachts of a 43.81-m average length,
- A total average length of 46.70 m (motoryachts + sailing yachts),
- 73 units over 40 metres,
- 6 megayachts over 70 metres (of which 4 over 77 metres),
- 38 new 2012 deliveries,
- 65 superyachts are less than 2 years-old (excluding 9 yachts refitted between 2009 and 2012).

THE LARGEST MEGAYACHT AT THE 2012 MYS
The largest megayacht on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show will be the Royal Huisman 90m sailing yacht ATHENA. She will be exhibited at berth R01 (facing the Monaco Yacht Club).

Delivered in 2004, the 90m superyacht Athena is one of the world’s largest 3-mast schooners, with 2,500 sqm of sail. She can host 12 guests with 22 crews on board. She is currently available for sale for € 72,000,000.

Royal Huisman 90m megayacht Athena - Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman 90m megayacht Athena - Photo credit: Royal Huisman

THE LARGEST 2012 DELIVERY TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE 2012 MYS
Delivered in April 2012, Oceanco 88,5m superyacht NIRVANA will make her world debut at the 2012 MYS, in berth N10 (Quai de l’Hirondelle). Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, she features impressive volumes, notably with 6 decks, a 150m² owner’s suite, 5 guest cabins, a crew of 26, a fully equipped gym or a 3D cinema. Out of the ordinary, two vivariums with a chameleon, water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles and exotic frogs.

The garage aboard Nirvana megayacht hosts a large array of tenders and water sports equipment: two 11m tenders, one 8.5m ski boat, six jet skis and 4 wave runners. Adjacent to the garage is a water sports storage with diving equipment.

Oceanco 88,5m superyacht Nirvana

Oceanco 88,5m superyacht Nirvana

THE GREATEST DESIGN
For her very first association to the French Designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liagre (who notably worked on the interior home designs of Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld or Kenzo), Alloy Yachts shipyard signs with the 67,2m sailing yacht Vertigo the technical achievement of 25 years of experience in yacht building.

The largest construction by the NZ shipyard, the 2011 superyacht Vertigo was praised by the industry at the 2012 Showboats Awards with three awards. She will be showcased in berth T03 (Quai de l’Hirondelle).

Alloy 67,2m sailing yacht Vertigo

Alloy 67,2m sailing yacht Vertigo

MADE FOR SPORTS!
The briefing of the owner was simple: have fun on board. Delivered in 2012, the 78,5m superyacht Hampshire II was built this way by Feadship, with a helipad that can be converted into a platform for baseball, basketball, tennis as well as soccer, thereby greatly bringing to light the designers’ emphasis on sports activities. Even a giant net is placed around the deck to ensure continuity of the games! She will be exhibited in berth T40 (T Central).

Feadship 78,5m megayacht Hampshire II

Feadship 78,5m megayacht Hampshire II

THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARBON-FIBRE SLOOP
Bearing the distinctive Bugatti blue on her exterior lines, the Wally 50,50m sailing yacht Better Place is first the world’s largest carbon-fibre sloop ever built. She’s also the first sailing yacht to meet the environmental requirements of RINA’s Green Star class. She will be on display in berth C11 (Quai Chicane).

Wally 50,5m superyacht Better Place

Wally 50,5m superyacht Better Place

THE GREENEST…
RINA, the Italian company for ship registry, associates to the Monaco Yacht Show to deliver the 2012 ‘Green Star class’ to the yacht that meets strict environmental requirements. For 2012, two yachts receive this certification: the Wally 50,50m superyacht Better Place and the Rossinavi 45m motor yacht Aslec 4.

Luxury yacht Aslec 4 is this new generation of yachts that embrace today’s priorities: environmental respect, economic performance and considerable space without unnecessary bulk. Aslec 4 is the second yacht by Rossinavi shipyard to receive the Green Star Class certification, after M/Y High Power III (ex Numptia) at last year’s show. She will be on show in berth N04 (Quai de l’Hirondelle).

Rossinavi 45m superyacht Aslec 4

Rossinavi 45m superyacht Aslec 4

THE NOT-TO-BE-MISSED
Presented in world premiere at the 2012 MYS, the La Pellegrina superyacht’s hull is the biggest piece entirely of composite and Kevlar ever moulded in France using the specific one piece infusion process. 160 000 working hours were required. The Couach 50m La Pellegrina has a 500 sqm of living areas and 500 sqm of terraces and decks. She will be exhibited in berth T31 (T Central).

Couach 50m motor yacht La Pellegrina

Couach 50m motor yacht La Pellegrina

Winner of the 2011 MYS Design Award when she was exhibited by Heesen Yachts and best interior design in the semi-displacement motoryacht category at the 2012 Showboats Awards, the 49,8m superyacht Satori is back at the MYS in berth T43 (T Central).

Heesen 49,8m luxury yacht Satori

Heesen 49,8m luxury yacht Satori

Named as such by her owner, fan of James Bond, the elegant 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever launched by Benetti in November 2011 is a balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic solutions which have become the signature of the Italian shipyard. She will be showcased in berth E01 (Quai des Etats-Unis).

Benetti 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever

Benetti 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever

Delivered by the German shipyard Nobiskrug in October 2011, the spectacular megayacht Mogambo will present impressive volumes and a length of 74 m in aluminium. She will be on display in berth T04 (T Central).

Nobiskrug 74m luxury motor yacht Mogambo

Nobiskrug 74m luxury motor yacht Mogambo

Video of the Feadship megayacht HAMPSHIRE II

August 27, 2012

Launched in April 2012, the 78,5m motor yacht Hampshire II (hull 806) is an exceptional twin screw custom vessel, constructed by the prominent Dutch builder Feadship. Designed by renowned Redman Whiteley Dixon, Hampshire II superyacht can accommodate up to 14 guests in comfort and style. She will be on display at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, held in September.

Below is a video of the 78,5m luxury yacht Hampshire II (hull 806) by Feadship.

Feadship to attend the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show with luxury yacht HAMPSHIRE II on display

August 22, 2012

Constructed by the prestigious Dutch builder Feadship, the 2012 motor yacht Hampshire II (hull 806) will be on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, held this September. Measuring impressive 78,5 meters in length, Hampshire II superyacht is designed by renowned Redman Whiteley Dixon.

78,5m Feadship Hampshire II superyacht at launch

78,5m Feadship Hampshire II superyacht at launch

Feadship superyacht Hampshire II provides up to 14 guests with the maximum comfort and luxury. She offers 6 beautiful and elegant cabins, comprising a large owner’s suite and five splendid guest cabins. There is also the helicopter landing platform on the foredeck, which can be converted into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton as well as football. Her attentive and impressive crew of 21 plus 2 staff sleep in 14 crew cabins.

Superyacht Hampshire II (hull 806) reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 16V4000M53R diesels. She has the range of 5500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

78.5m megayacht HAMPSHIRE II (hull 806) by Feadship delivered

July 09, 2012

Friday 6 July saw the successful delivery of the 78.5m motor yacht Hampshire II (hull 806), launched by the prestigious Dutch builder Feadship in April 2012. Designed by renowned Redman Whiteley Dixon, the Hampshire II superyacht has started her maiden voyage this morning.

Feadship superyacht Hampshire II (hull 806) at launch

Feadship superyacht Hampshire II (hull 806) at launch

The maximum number of 14 guests can find the utmost in luxury aboard the 78.5m megayacht Hampshire II. She provides 6 highly comfortable cabins, including a spacious owner’s suite as well as five beautiful guest cabins. Among special features of this expectional twin screw custom vessel belong  the helicopter landing platform on the foredeck, which can be transformed into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton as well as football.

Twin MTU 16V4000M53R engines can drive the Feadship luxury yacht Hampshire II (hull 806) to a top speed of 16 knots, with the range of 5500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Feadship Superyacht HAMPSHIRE II leaves the construction shed

May 10, 2012

Following her christening in April, the brand-new Feadship custom motor yacht HAMPSHIRE II has now left the construction hall. The timeless 78.50-metre superyacht Hampshire II created an imposing impression as the doors of the hall opened. The employees as well as the watching crowds had the chance to see this phenomenal Feadship vessel for the first time in daylight. After being cautiously launched, and with the addition of her mast construction, Hampshire II looked truly magnificent.

Feadship custom made motor yacht Hampshire II leaves the construction shed

Feadship custom made motor yacht Hampshire II leaves the construction shed - Image courtesy of Feadship

Built for an experienced Feadship client who has a genuine passion for action and sports, this latest addition to the global Feadship fleet sets new standards in terms of her facilities and craftsmanship. Hampshire II yacht is full of adventure, reflecting her owner’s rich involvement in a project which he described as a tremendous and fun experience. The helicopter landing platform, for example, can be transformed into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton and football, with a giant net around the deck to ensure continuity of the games.

This is one of many unusual features onboard this bespoke Feadship, the split-level design of which maximises the volume and outdoor space. On the sundeck, for instance, a crow’s nest placed atop the mast is reached by a two-person elevator and offers panoramic views high above the water. For the truly adventurous, a zip wire is connected to the mast to which one can tie a rope and slide at breathtaking speed from the crow’s nest down to the water.

Superyacht Hampshire II also has a phenomenal beach club with two platforms that open up either side of the yacht in addition to the swim platform at the transom. A swimming ladder descends from the stern hydraulically while the beach club itself has been finished in a driftwood style. The whole area is very well incorporated with the deck above, which includes a skylight surrounded by seating.

The contemporary overall design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Feadship incorporates balconies on either side: Seating terraces for the owners and wing stations adjacent to the wheelhouse. There is a wealth of fine detailing in the design, including the nameplate on the glass panel in the recessed part of the bridge deck fashion plates.

Technical specifications Hampshire II superyacht

Builder: Feadship

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminium superstructure

Length overall: 78.50m     257’7”

Beam overall: 12.70m     41’8”

Draft (loaded): 3.70m       12’2”

Fuel capacity: 205,000 l  54,023 US Gallons

Fresh water capacity: 60,000 l    15,850 US Gallons

Design:

Naval Architect: Feadship

Exterior styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Propulsion

Main engines: 2x MTU 16V4000M53R – 1520kW / 1600rpm

Generators: 3x MTU 8V2000 M50A 308kW / 1500rpm

Stabilizers: VTNaiad Marine zero-speed stabilizers

Max. speed: 16.0 knots

Range @ 12 knots: 5500 NM

Accommodation

Owner & guests: Fourteen in six staterooms

Crew: 21 plus 2 staff in fourteen crew cabins

78.50m Feadship motor yacht HAMPSHIRE II (hull 806) launched

April 14, 2012

The prestigious Dutch shipyard Feadship, is happy to announce the launch of the 78.50-metre custom motor yacht Hampshire II (hull 806), constructed for an experienced Feadship Owner with a great love for sports and action. The new superyacht Hampshire II is an exceptional vessel filled with adventure, starting from her foredeck ball court right through to the 25-metre high crow’s mast.

Hampshire II rendering

Hampshire II rendering

During the launch ceremony on Saturday 14 April at the Feadship Kaag yard, Feadship director Dick van Lent paid tribute to the owner of the motor yacht Hampshire II. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to create such a unique vessel for such a passionate sailor. As an experienced Feadship owner, he really appreciates the qualities of a Feadship and the fun of being closely involved in the design and construction process.”

Launch of the Hampshire II superyacht

Launch of the Hampshire II superyacht

“This is exactly the sort of client we love to work with, and Hampshire II is exactly the kind of superyacht that Feadship owners deserve. She is built around every conceivable sporting activity while also offering exceptional facilities for those who like to take things a little easier. Many of his friends and family were involved in the various milestones of the build, and now they are all set to reap the rewards.”

Launched by Feadship - the 78.5 metre Hampshire II superyacht- 5

Launched by Feadship - the 78.5 metre Hampshire II superyacht

Positive proof of this statement was seen in the hours leading up to the launch ceremony as various teams representing the owner’s guests and personnel from the yard played football on the foredeck of Hampshire II superyacht. The yacht’s helicopter landing platform, nicely finished in teak, can be transformed into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton… And football. A giant net is placed around the deck to ensure continuity of the games.

Luxury Yacht Hampshire II launched by Feadship - 2012

Luxury Yacht Hampshire II launched by Feadship - 2012

This is one of many unusual features onboard this bespoke Feadship super yacht Hampshire II, the split-level design of which maximises the volume and outdoor space. On the sundeck, for instance, a crow’s nest placed atop the mast is reached by a two-person elevator and offers panoramic views high above the water. For the truly adventurous, a zip wire is connected to the mast to which one can tie a rope and slide at breathtaking speed from the crow’s nest down to the water.

78.5m motor yacht Hampshire II (hull 806) launched by Feadship

78.5m motor yacht Hampshire II (hull 806) launched by Feadship

Hampshire II also has a phenomenal beach club with two platforms that open up either side of the yacht in addition to the swim platform at the transom. A swimming ladder descends from the stern hydraulically while the beach club itself has been finished in a driftwood style. The whole area is very well incorporated with the deck above, which includes a skylight surrounded by seating. The contemporary overall design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Feadship incorporates balconies on either side: Seating terraces for the owners and wing stations adjacent to the wheelhouse. There is a wealth of fine detailing in the design, including the nameplate on the glass panel in the recessed part of the bridge deck fashion plates.

Hampshire II Yacht at her launch by Feadship

Hampshire II Yacht at her launch by Feadship

Hull 806 launched by Feadship - MY Hampshire II

Hull 806 launched by Feadship - MY Hampshire II

While the exterior profile is modern, Hampshire II yacht’s interior is a classic affair. Highlights include a typical English style bar on the bridge deck in place of the traditional lounge. The engine room has a passageway through the middle with full height glass walls. Only three colours are used in this area – Ferrari red, white and black which, combined with lots of stainless steel and the clever use of spotlights, make the engine room look fantastic. The same can be said of the wheelhouse with its glass-covered dashboard and touchscreen controls. Like everything else on this splendid vessel, state-of-the-art technologies have been combined with exceptional craftsmanship and an unprecedented eye for visual treats. And in doing so Feadship has set a new standard for owners who enjoy using their superyacht to the max.

Superyacht Hampshire II at her launch

Superyacht Hampshire II at her launch

Technical specifications Hampshire II superyacht

Builder: Feadship

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminium superstructure

Length overall: 78.50m 257’7”

Beam overall: 12.70m 41”8”

Draft (loaded): 3.70m 12’2”

Fuel capacity: 205,000 l 54,023 US Gallons

Fresh water capacity: 60,000 l 15,850 US Gallons

2012 motor yacht Hampshire II by Feadship at her launch

2012 motor yacht Hampshire II by Feadship at her launch

Design:

Naval Architect: Feadship

Exterior styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Propulsion

Main engines: 2x MTU 16V4000M53R – 1520kW / 1600rpm

Generators: 3x MTU 8V2000 M50A 308kW / 1500rpm

Stabilizers: VTNaiad Marine zero-speed stabilizers

Max. speed: 16.0 knots

Range @ 12 knots: 5500 NM

Accommodation

Owner & guests: Fourteen in six staterooms

Crew: 21 plus 2 staff in fourteen crew cabins