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Drydocks World in constructive talks with superyacht builder Lürssen

September 11, 2012

Important and constructive talks were held on the sidelines of SMM in Hamburg, by Drydocks World’s high level delegation, led by Mr Khamis Juma Buamin, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, and senior personnel of Lurssen Werft, a German luxury custom superyacht, naval ship and special vessels builder. Drydocks World is the most prolific ship builder in operation in the Middle East.

60m luxury charter yacht Arkley by Lurssen

60m luxury charter yacht Arkley by Lurssen

The two companies aim to work together on implementation of navy projects not limited to UAE’s naval fleet, by sharing scope of work and knowledge sharing on technical and project management aspects. The plan is to form a joint set up at the Dubai Maritime City (DMC) facility to cooperate in the yacht repair business. DMC is already an established centre for yacht repair repairing over 60 yachts annually.

“We are delighted about the atmosphere and progress of the discussion with Lürssen, a world leading player in the yacht and specialized business. Our facility in DMC is well placed to become a key destination outside Europe for yacht owners for service and maintenance. This co-operation will further strengthen and provide definite direction to our aspiration to become the preferred choice for maintenance of yachts,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.

Amels SEA AXE 6711 superyacht support vessel GARCON delivered

September 06, 2012

Measuring impressive 67 meters in LOA, the Amels SEA AXE 6711 superyacht support vessel Garcon has been successfully delivered. On display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, it is a support vessel to the 87m motor yacht ACE by Lurssen. Garcon 4 Ace is a real fast support ship, achieving speeds between 18-25 knots. The second SEA AXE 6711 superyacht support vessel FYS is currently in build.

SEA AXE 6711 superyacht support vessel Garcon by Amels

SEA AXE 6711 superyacht support vessel Garcon by Amels

Constructed at Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, the Amels superyacht support vessel Garcon 4 Ace provides 235 m² deck space for toys such as tenders, jet skis as well as sailing dinghies. There is also a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5000 kg take-off weight for commercial use.

Lurssen superyacht ACE - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen superyacht ACE - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Moreover, Garcon boasts the lovely bridge interior finished to superyacht standards. Its exterior is also painted to the same quality as a superyacht.

147m TOPAZ Yacht photographed on the French Riviera

September 05, 2012

The magnificent 147-metre luxury yacht Topaz was captured by another one of our readers on the 21st August. Ian Bugby has sent us a a number of night shot showing Topaz superyacht and her impressive lighting as well as cruising during the day time. She was photographed in Nice, French Riviera, in the Mediterranean.

147m Mega Yacht Topaz in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

147m Mega Yacht Topaz in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Luxury superyacht topaz in Nice - Photo credit Ian Bugby

Luxury superyacht topaz in Nice - Photo credit Ian Bugby

Topaz was designed by renowned Tim Heywood and built at Lurssen in Germany. She is at number four amongst the largest superyachts in the world and the second largest mega yacht constructed by Lurssen, following the 155-metre Al Said yacht, to date. This is to change soon however, as Lurssen is currently building their largest vessel ever, the 180m mega yacht AZZAM project, which will become the largest luxury yacht in the world once launched, taking over from Eclipse superyacht.

Luxury Yacht TOPAZ - Photo Ian Bugby

Luxury Yacht TOPAZ - Photo Ian Bugby

Mega Yacht TOPAZ on the French Riviera - Photo Ian Bugby

Mega Yacht TOPAZ on the French Riviera - Photo Ian Bugby

TOPAZ yacht features a full displacement steel hull coupled with a lighter aluminium superstructure. In addition, she has a helicopter landing platform, tender garages and swimming pools. She can presumably accommodated up to 12 guests in 6 luxurious cabins, although this is not confirmed as yet.

Lurssen mega yacht Topaz in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Lurssen mega yacht Topaz in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Lurssen superyacht Topaz - Photo by Ian Bugby

Lurssen superyacht Topaz - Photo by Ian Bugby

Lurssen superyacht Topaz in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Lurssen superyacht Topaz in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Enjoying the view of Topaz yacht in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Enjoying the view of Topaz yacht in Nice - Photo Ian Bugby

Lurssen to exhibit the 68m motor yacht KISMET at MYS

August 31, 2012

The prominent German shipyard Lurssen will attend this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, with its magnificent 68m superyacht Kismet (Project Falcon) on display. Designed by well known Espen Oeino, motor yacht Kismet was launched in 2006 and features beautiful interior designed by renowned Reymond Langton.

68m Lurssen megayacht KISMET - Image by YachtMati

68m Lurssen megayacht KISMET (Project Falcon) - Image by YachtMati

Managed by an impressive 22 professional crew, the 68m megayacht Kismet provides lovely and comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 splendid cabins. These include a master cabin, a VIP cabin as well as 4 double cabins.

Superyacht Kismet - Exterior

Exterior of Superyacht Kismet - Image courtesy of Lurssen

Boasting a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the Lurssen luxury yacht Kismet (Project Falcon) can reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots, thanks to her twin Caterpillar diesels. She is also equipped with Quantum Zero Speed 4 Fin to provide the maximum comfort while aboard.

68m luxury yacht Kismet - Interior

Interior of the 68m luxury yacht Kismet - Image courtesy of Lurssen

Below is a choice of the exceptional charter yachts constructed by Lurssen.

Newly delivered 147m Lurssen megayacht TOPAZ visits the Mediterranean

August 24, 2012

Successfully delivered to her new Owner earlier this month, the impressive 147m motor yacht Topaz was captured by a Yachts & Supercars Photographer Julien Rubicondo, based in the Mediterranean superyacht hot spot – the French Riviera. Launched in May, Topaz superyacht is built by the prestigious German shipyard Lurssen and designed by renowned Tim Heywood.

147m megayacht Topaz by Lurssen

147m megayacht Topaz by Lurssen - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Measuring 147m in LOA, megayacht Topaz is the fourth largest superyacht in the world and the second largest luxury vessel, completed by Lurssen after the 155m Al Said megayacht. The shipyard is currently building the 180m superyacht Azzam, which is to be the largest Lurssen to date once completed.

Luxury megayacht Topaz

Luxury megayacht Topaz - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Lurssen superyacht Topaz

Lurssen superyacht Topaz - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Luxury yacht Topaz by Lurssen and Tim Heywood

Luxury yacht Topaz by Lurssen and Tim Heywood - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

147m megayacht Topaz - rear view

147m megayacht Topaz - rear view Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Heywood design Topaz superyacht

Heywood design Topaz superyacht - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Lurssen megayacht Topaz

Lurssen megayacht Topaz - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Heywood designed superyacht Topaz by Lurssen

Heywood designed superyacht Topaz by Lurssen - Photo credit: Julien Rubicondo

Lurssen’s 85m motor yacht QUATTROELLE (Project Bellissimo) launched

August 23, 2012

Previously known as Project Bellissimo, the 85 m motor yacht Quattroelle has been successfully launched by the respected German builder Lurssen at its facility in Rendsburg. Similar to the Oceanco Y706 luxury yacht Seven Seas, Quattroelle superyacht is a magnificent, full-displacement vessel,with elegant and sleek exterior and fresh modern interior designed by renowned Nuvolari & Lenard.

Lurssen Luxury Yacht QUATTROELLE

Lurssen Luxury Yacht QUATTROELLE

88m luxury motor yacht Quatroelle (Project Bellissimo) by Lurssen and Nuvolari Lenard

88m luxury motor yacht Quatroelle (Project Bellissimo) by Lurssen and Nuvolari & Lenard

Lurssen luxury yacht Quattroelle was ordered by a repeat client in 2010, and subsequently her construction started at the end of 2010.

The spectacular, five-deck megayacht Quattroelle (Project Bellissimo) provides 12 guests with 6 beautiful and comfortable cabins.

Lurssen delivers the 147m luxury yacht TOPAZ

August 16, 2012

On August 14, the 147m motor yacht Topaz left the Aumund facility of the respected German builder Lurssen. Presumed to stop at the UK’s Falmouth this morning, Topaz superyacht is the second largest luxury vessel, completed by Lurssen after the 155m megayacht Al Said. At the moment, the yard is working on Azzam superyacht, which is to be the largest Lurssen to date after her completion, measuring 180 meters in length.

The Largest Lurssen Superyacht completed to date megayacht AL SAID Photo Credit Qatarperegrine

The Largest Lurssen Superyacht completed to date - megayacht AL SAID Photo Credit: Qatarperegrine

Launched in May 2012, the 147m luxury yacht Topaz is currently the fourth largest superyacht in the world. Boasting a helicopter landing facility, tender garages as well as swimming pools, Topaz is presumed to comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 6 or more staterooms.

67m Amels GARÇON to be support vessel to the 87m luxury yacht ACE by Lurssen

August 13, 2012

At the moment undergoing sea trials, the 67m Amels support vessel Garçon is the largest as well as latest vessel belonging to the Sea Axe range. To be launched by Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, yacht Garçon is to become the support vessel to the 87m motor yacht ACE, built by the prestigious German shipyard Lurssen. Both vessels will be exhibited at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

SEA AXE 6711 GARÇON by Amels to be support vessel to the 87m Lurssen megayacht ACE

SEA AXE 6711 GARÇON by Amels to be support vessel to the 87m Lurssen megayacht ACE

The Garçon 4 Ace yacht features 235 m² deck space for toys such as tenders, jet skis as well as sailing dinghies. Futhermore, the vast deck space makes room for a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5000 kg take-off weight for commercial use.

Lurssen superyacht ACE  Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen superyacht ACE Photo by Klaus Jordan

Comfortably sleeping 21 crew, M/Y Garçon also boasts the bridge interior which is finished to superyacht standards, while its exterior is painted to the same quality as a superyacht.

The SEA AXE 6711 vessel GARÇON 4 ACE can achieve speeds between 18-25 knots in whatever weather conditions, thanks to its four Caterpillar 1425 kW engines.

The second SEA AXE 6711 support vessel FYS is currently in build.

Andrew Weir Yacht Management’s services for the 87m luxury yacht ACE by Lurssen

August 10, 2012

Andrew Weir Yacht Management was selected to provide various services for the 87m motor yacht ACE (Project Rocky), designed by renowned Andrew Winch. Launched by the prestigious German shipyard Lurssen in January 2012, ACE superyacht visited Portland Harbour the other week.

87m Lurssen megayacht ACE in Portland Harbour

87m Lurssen megayacht ACE in Portland Harbour

A call to the London offices of AWYM saw all hands on deck for the imminent arrival of megayacht ACE on the Dorset coast. With the owners arrival already planned AWYM had to make sure that all was in place for the hand over.

“Getting everything ready and with limited time we had quite a number of challenges to accomplish” commented Daniel Taylor from Andrew Weir.

With military precision and working in conjunction with Portland Port AWYM made sure that the ACE superyacht was received and the berthing and mooring arrangements were in place.

“Once moored up on the quayside we organised delivery of final stores and certain items the owner wanted on board” further commented Taylor.

With regard to the crew AWYM went out of their way to organise crew transport and car hire and finally a limousine for the owner.

“With everything in place we received the new owner without any hiccups, this is a credit to the staff at Andrew Weir Yacht Management” added Daniel Taylor.

Andrew Weir Yacht Management

Andrew Weir Yacht Management is part of Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd, a family owned company based in London with over 120 years of experience in the maritime industry. This includes the management of many types of vessels from yachts to boutique cruise ships including the on-going management of the luxury charter yacht Christina O, a classic motor yacht with a famous history of having celebrities on board such as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Andrew Weir Yacht Management is a member of Superyacht UK and the British Marine Federation.

126m Lurssen motor yacht OCTOPUS to assist with recovery of H.M.S. Hood’s Bell

August 07, 2012

Launched by the prestigious German builder Lurssen Yachts in 2003, the 126m motor yacht Octopus, owned by Paul Allen, will assist with recovery of H.M.S. Hood’s Bell. Taking place in late August, this amazing expedition, approved by the Secretary of State for Defence, is sponsored by the HMS HOOD Association as well as the National Museum of the Royal Navy. It will be led by David Mearns from Blue Water Recoveries.

126m superyacht Octopus - Photo Credit Lurssen Yachts

126m superyacht Octopus - Photo Credit: Lurssen Yachts

The main focus of this expedition is to return the bell to the Royal Navy, to be conserved and then gifted to the Museum in Portsmouth to commemorate the 1,415 members of HOOD’s ship’s company lost in action against the Bismarck on 24 May 1941.

The other important sponsor of the project is Vulcan Incorporated, which represents the business and philanthropic interests of Paul G. Allen. As he did with the filming of the wreck of HMS ARK ROYAL in 2002 for a BBC documentary, Paul Allen is prepared to donate the use of his private yacht Octopus for this project at no cost to HM Government.

Lurssen’s luxury yacht Octopus will be crossing the Atlantic in late August after the Olympics so this is a rare opportunity to take advantage of having such a well-equipped expedition ship available in the region for this project.