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2012 International Design Awards Finalists announced by ISS

September 14, 2012

The 2012 International Design Awards list of finalists has been made public today, by the ISS (International Superyacht Society). It has been over twenty years that ISS’s Design Awards, based completely on peer review, is celebrating the very best of naval architecture, interior, design, engineering and construction that the superyacht industry presents each year.

The event is made possible by the steadfast support of Gala and Awards of Distinction Sponsors. This year, this exceptional group of companies includes Burger Boat Company, Lürssen, nanoICE, Oceanco, Robb Report, Westrec and Wright Maritime Group. A dedicated group of volunteers from many of the industry’s finest companies work year-round on the development of the theme, enhancements to the program and to ensuring an elegant evening.

Each year, nominees are submitted to ISS by the large yacht industry’s leading builders, designers and stewards. The categories are as follows:

Power: (3) awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m-65m, 65m+

Sail: (2) awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m+

Interior Design: (1) award for power or sail

Best Refit: (1) award for power or sail

The selection of finalists in each award grouping results from the privilege to vote that ISS membership affords. A distinguished and impartial group of judges then weighs the qualifications of each yacht with the winning yachts announced at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala, this year on Thursday, 25 October from 7:00 P.M. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale. The theme celebrates World Adventures!

ISS also recognizes achievement in the business and service of superyachts. During the Gala, ISS Awards of Distinction—Business or Business Person of the Year, Innovation, the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award as well as the Leadership Award and Distinguished Crew Award—are presented.

The ISS Business (Person) of the Year is awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year; nominations come from both the industry and the ISS board with the board making the finalist selections. Previous honourees have included Dick Boon, Vripack, Frans Heesen, Heesen Yachts, John Dane, Trinity Yachts and Corporation of Trinity House.

Open to every aspect of the industry—from crew training to technological advances—the Excellence in Innovation award is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours. Nominations come from the industry and ISS board members vote to determine finalists. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively, Agrimond, Carlisle and Finch, the Sailing Yacht Soliloquy by Callender Designs and Gary Markel, Operation Cruise, were awarded the Excellence in Innovation honour.

The new ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, first introduced at the 2010 Awards Gala, celebrates stewardship of marine ecosystems. Environmental leadership, global oceanic conservation and resource preservation are prerequisites for nomination. The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts—and the use of the Earth’s waterways—are essential criteria. Nominations are made by owners and the yachting industry; selection is by panel of judges, including Mr. Cousteau. The 2011 winner was Yacht Carbon Offset.

ISS’s Leadership Award recognizes an individual or business whose distinctive work and commitment to the industry has contributed—over a substantial period of time—to the sustainable growth of the superyacht community worldwide. Nominations and selection for The Leadership Award are made by those who have received the award in previous years with the previous year’s winner presiding.

The Distinguished Crew Award is presented in years when the DCA award judges are presented with a nomination that represents the essence of the award (nominations are sought industry-wide). Specifically, these honours are designed to recognize yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire.

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 65m+

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Motor Yacht Mogambo

Length: 73,5m/241’2”

Builder: Nobiskrug

Designer.: Reymond Langton Design

Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design

Naval Architect: Nobiskrug

Stylist: Reymond Langton Design

The impressive 74m Mogambo mega yacht by Nobiskrug

The impressive 74m Mogambo mega yacht by Nobiskrug

Motor Yacht Musashi

Length: 87,8m/288’1”

Builder: Feadship

Designer.: Sinot Yacht Design/ Feadship De Voogt NA

Interior Designer: Sinot Yacht Design

Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt NA

Stylist: Sinot Yacht Design

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Motor yacht Nirvana

Length: 88,5m/290’4”

Builder: Oceanco

Designer: Sam SorgiovanniDesigns

Interior Designer: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

Naval Architect: Azure NA

Stylist: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

88.5m motor yacht Nirvana (project Y707) by Oceanco

88.5m motor yacht Nirvana (project Y707) by Oceanco

Luxury Yacht Numptia (now motor yacht High Power II)

Length: 70m/229’8”

Builder: Rossinavi

Designer: Design Studio Spadolini

Interior Designer: Salvagni Architetti

Naval Architect: Axis Group Yacht Design

Stylist: Salvagni Architetti

The stunning 70m Rossinavi superyacht HIGH POWER II (ex Numptia)

The stunning 70m Rossinavi superyacht HIGH POWER II (ex Numptia)

Superyacht Tango

Length: 77,7m/254’11”

Builder: Feadship

Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Interior Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Naval Architect: De Voogt

Stylist: Eidsgaard Design

The Feadship Tango superyacht

The Feadship Tango superyacht

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 24m to 40m

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

AB 116-Diamond Superyacht

Length: 36,2 m/118’9′

Builder: AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Designer: AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Interior Designer: Guido de Groot

Naval Architect:  AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Stylist: AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Superyacht Alaska

Length: 30m/98’5”

Builder: Moonen Shipyard

Designer: René van der Velden

Interior Designer: Art-Line

Naval Architect:  Diana Yacht Design

Stylist: Moonen Shipyard

Motor Yacht Aurelia

Length: 37m/121’5”

Builder: Heesen Yachts

Designer: Omega

Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell

Naval Architect:  Heesen Yachts

Stylist: Dobroserdov Design

Hessen 37 m Superyacht Aurelia profile - photography by Emilio Bianchi

Hessen 37 m Superyacht Aurelia profile - photography by Emilio Bianchi

Luxury Yacht O’PATI

Length: 39,6m/129’11”

Builder: Golden Yachts

Designer: Giorgio Vafiadis

Interior Designer: Giorgio Vafiadis

Naval Architect:  Hydrotec

Stylist: Giorgio Vafiadis

motor yacht O'PATI

motor yacht O'PATI

Polar Bear Yacht

Length: 31,1m/102’

Builder: Citadel Yachts

Designer: Citadel Yachts

Interior Designer: Owner/Heidi Hechtman

Naval Architect:  Citadel Yachts

Stylist: Citadel Yachts

Citadel Yachts Polar Bear

Citadel Yachts Polar Bear

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 40m to 65m

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Luxury Yacht Axantha II

Length: 43m/141’1”

Builder: JFA

Designer: Vripack

Interior Designer: JFA/Owner

Naval Architect:  Vripack

Stylist: Vripack

43 m Explorer charter yacht AXANTHA II- Photo Credit B.Stichelbaut - JFA

43 m Explorer charter yacht AXANTHA II- Photo Credit B.Stichelbaut - JFA

Galileo G Superyacht

Length: 55,7m/182’9”

Builder: Picchiotti

Designer: Philippe Briand/Vitruvius Yachts Srl

Interior Designer: Perini Navi-Studio Genta

Naval Architect:  Philippe Briand/Vitruvius Yachts Srl

Stylist: Philippe Briand/Vitruvius Yachts Srl

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

Lady Kathryn V Yacht

Length: 61m/200’2”

Builder: Lurssen Yachts

Designer: Espen Øino Design

Interior Designer: Adam Lay

Naval Architect:  Lurssen Yachts

Stylist: Jack Fhilipps

Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen (ex Coco)

Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen (ex Coco)

Charter Yacht Lady Britt

Length: 63m/206’8”

Builder: Feadship

Designer: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects

Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Naval Architect:  Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects

Stylist: Redman Whiteley Dixon

LADY BRITT Master

LADY BRITT Master

Superyacht Step One

Length: 55m/180’5”

Builder: Amels

Designer: Tim Heywood

Interior Designer: Laura Sessa

Naval Architect:  Amels B.V.

Stylist: Tim Heywood

Motor yacht STEP ONE

Motor yacht STEP ONE

FINALISTS – “BEST REFIT”

NAME LENGTH REFIT YARD DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Charter Yacht Cocktails

Length: 47,9m/157’

Builder: Trinity Yachts

Designer: Jeff Howard/Trinity Yachts

Interior Designer: Jeff Howard

Naval Architect:  Trinity Yachts

Stylist: Ginger Dearmas

Yacht COCKTAILS -   Sundeck Spa Pool

Yacht COCKTAILS - Sundeck Spa Pool

Sailing Yacht Endeavour JK4

& Adam Lay

Length: 39,6m/130’0”

Builder: Yachting Developments

Designer: Chas Nicholson

Interior Designer: John Munford & Adam Lay

Naval Architect:  Dykstra & Partners

Stylist: Chas Nicholson

Heavenly Daze Superyacht

Length: 32,2m/105’9”

Builder: Pendennis

Designer: Wetzels Brown Partners

Interior Designer: Wetzels Brown Partners

Naval Architect:  Pendennis

Stylist: Wetzels Brown Partners

1972 motor yacht Heavenly Daze at Pendennis

1972 motor yacht Heavenly Daze at Pendennis

Ilona Yacht

Length: 73,7m/241’10”

Builder: Amels

Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

Naval Architect:  Amels

Stylist: Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

Superyacht Ilona

Superyacht Ilona

Charter Yacht Titania ex Apoise

Length: 70,8m/232’4”

Builder: Lurssen

Designer: Espen Oeino Design

Interior Designer: Francois Zuretti

Naval Architect:  Lurssen

Stylist:

Superyacht APOISE -  Main

Superyacht APOISE - Main

FINALISTS – “BEST SAIL” 24m to 40m

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Sailing Yacht Antares III

Length: 30m/98’5”

Builder: Yachtin Developments

Designer: Dixon Yacht Design

Interior Designer: Rhoades Young Ltd

Naval Architect:  Dixon Yacht Design

Stylist: Dixon Yacht Design

Superyacht Antares III by Yachting Developments

Superyacht Antares III by Yachting Developments

Luxury yacht Rainbow

Length: 40m/131’1”

Builder: Holland Jachtbouw

Designer: Dykstra & Partners NA

Interior Designer: deVosdeVries design

Naval Architect:  Dykstra & Partners NA

Stylist: Dykstra & Partners NA

Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht Rainbow under sail

Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht Rainbow under sail

S/Y Sarafin

Length: 30,8m/101’1”

Builder RMK Marine Shipyards

Designer: Dubois NA

Interior Designer: Oyster Marine

Naval Architect:  Dubois NA

Stylist: Dubois NA

Sailing Yacht Two

Length: 24,7m/81’

Builder: Alia Yachts

Designer: Warwick Yacht Design

Interior Designer: Warwick Yacht Design

Naval Architect:  Warwick Yacht Design

Stylist: Warwick Yacht Design

Sistership to the sailing yacht TWO by Alia Yachts - sailing yacht Aiyana

Sistership to the sailing yacht TWO by Alia Yachts - sailing yacht Aiyana

Luxury superyacht Windhunter II

Length: 25,7m/84’5”

Builder: Aluboot

Designer:  Hoek Design NA

Interior Designer:  Hoek Design NA

Naval Architect:   Hoek Design NA

Stylist: Mrs Esra Guray

FINALISTS – “BEST SAIL” 40m +

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Fidelis Superyacht

Length:  56m/183’9”

Builder: Perini Navi

Designer: Perini Navi

Interior Designer: Perini Navi

Naval Architect:  Ron Holland/Perini Navi

Stylist: Perini Navi

56 m superyacht Fidelis by Perini Navi

56 m superyacht Fidelis by Perini Navi

Hemisphere Yacht

Length: 44,2m/145’

Builder: Pendennis

Designer:  Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost & MIchael Leach Design

Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Naval Architect:  Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost & Nigel Gee (BMT Structural Engineer)

Stylist:  Michael Leach Design

HEMISPHERE superyacht

HEMISPHERE superyacht

Sailing Yacht Kamaxitha

Length: 55,4m/181’10”

Builder: Royal Huisman

Designer: Dykstra & Partners NA

Interior Designer: Rhoades Young

Naval Architect:  Dykstra & Partners NA

Stylist: Rhoades Young

Superyacht Kamaxitha (The Spirit of Tradition Ketch) by Royal Huisman and Dykstra & Partners

Superyacht Kamaxitha (The Spirit of Tradition Ketch) by Royal Huisman and Dykstra & Partners

Vertigo Superyacht

Length: 67,2m/220’6”

Builder: Alloy

Designer: Philippe Briand

Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre

Naval Architect:  Philippe Briand

Stylist: Christian Liaigre

Sailing Yacht Vertigo - as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Sailing Yacht Vertigo - as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

The leading winner of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards – 67.2m Alloy superyacht Vertigo

June 29, 2012

In front of an audience of superyacht owners as well as the industry’s leading personalities, the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards winners were revealed on the evening of Friday 22 June. This prestigious event honours the superyacht industry’s creative talents, rewarding the luxury yacht industry’s most talented teams for their specialist design skills.

67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

During the glittering gala evening hosted by former British tennis champion Annabel Croft at Monaco Opera House, 21 Neptunes were awarded to the winners. The coveted golden Neptune awards have quickly become a symbol of pride and distinction for the luxury yacht industry’s design professionals.

Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck.)

Motor Yacht Tango Image by Eidgaard Design

Motor Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Also picking up multiple awards were Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m motor yacht Tango, who received two awards for Motor Yacht Exterior Design & Styling and for the design of the Tender to Tango, much admired by the judges for an appearance that subtly matched its mothership while boasting supreme comfort and first-class construction.

Michael Leach Design swept two categories for Sailing Yacht Interior Design and Interior Layout for Hemisphere, sharing both as joint winners with sailing yacht Hetairos and Vertigo respectively. When both categories brought in a tie, the judges decided to award equal first places because the vessels concerned were so different.

Luxury superyacht HEMISPHERE Aft

Luxury superyacht HEMISPHERE Aft

Hetairos also picked up the win for her builder, Baltic Yachts, in the Design & Technology category for her diesel-electric drive train system featuring two 360-degree rotating thrusters that retract into watertight boxes.

Motor yacht Numptia won two Neptunes, for Naval Architecture thanks to Axis Group Yacht Design, and for Bespoke Furniture for Achille Salvagni’s design for the main dining room table.

Rossinavi 70m NUMPTIA superyacht from above

Rossinavi 70m NUMPTIA superyacht from above

Musashi superyacht’s subtle blend of Japanese design with Bauhaus and American Art Deco influences saw Sinot Yacht Design triumph in the Motor Yacht Interior Design 60m+ category, while luxury yacht Bartender and motor yacht Satori took the smaller displacement and semi-displacement awards, respectively.

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

David Ostrander of Iluminus Design Group was in attendance to collect the Newcomer of the Year Award, presented for the restyling of the interior of charter yacht SnowbirD, and aspiring yacht designer Benjamin Julian Toth from Vienna, Austria, was declared the Young Designer of the Year for his project ReSeadence 50.

SNOWBIRD

SNOWBIRD

2012 ShowBoats Design Awards Winners

June 25, 2012

The winners of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards were announced in front of a VIP audience of superyacht owners as well as the industry’s leading creative talents from all over the world on Friday 22 June at the Monaco Opera House.

2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

Now in their third edition, the coveted golden Neptune awards have quickly become a symbol of pride and distinction for the industry’s design professionals. Twenty-one neptunes were awarded to the winners during a glittering gala evening hosted by broadcaster Annabel Croft.

Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three neptune awards for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck.)

David Ostrander of Iluminus Design Group was in attendance to collect the Newcomer of the Year Award, presented for the restyling of the interior of charter yacht SnowbirD. Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m motor yacht Tango received two awards for Exterior Design & Styling and for the design of T/T Tango, much admired by the judges for an appearance that subtly matched her mothership while boasting supreme comfort and first-class construction.

SNOWBIRD

SNOWBIRD

Musashi superyacht’s subtle blend of Japanese design with Bauhaus and American Art Deco influences saw Sinot Yacht Design triumph in the Interior Design 60m+ category, with Hemisphere and Hetairos taking joint honors in the sailing yacht classes.

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

The Young Designer of the Year Award once again attracted an extremely high standard of entries from aspiring yacht designers all over the globe. The winner, chosen by a panel of the industry’s leading creative talents, was judged to be Benjamin Julian Toth from Vienna for his project ReSeadence 50. Toth’s solution for converting a former 50m survey vessel into a yacht of ‘cutting edge design’ showed sympathy with the original vessel, but also incorporated novel design features within its avant-garde appearance.

THE FULL LIST OF 2012 WINNERS

Interior Design Award – Sailing Yachts

Joint Winner: Michael Leach Design for superyacht Hemisphere

Length: 145′  |  Builder: Pendennis |  Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Joint Winner: Rhoades Young Design for Hetairos yacht

Length: 218’ 10”  |  Builder: Baltic Yachts |  Interior Designer: Rhoades Young Design

Luxury superyacht HEMISPHERE Aft

Luxury superyacht HEMISPHERE Aft

Interior Design Award – Semi-Displacement & Planing Motor Yachts

Winner: Rémi Tessier for Satori

Length: 163’ 5”  |  Builder: Heesen Yachts |  Interior Designer: Rémi Tessier

Interior of the YN 15250 Motor Yacht Satori by Heesen Dining Room - Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Interior of the YN 15250 Motor Yacht Satori by Heesen Dining Room - Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m – 59.99m

Winner: Tansu Yachts for Bartender

Length: 119’ 5” |  Builder: Tansu Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Tansu Yachts

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Winner: Sinot Yacht Design for Musashi

Length: 288’ |  Builder: Feadship  |  Interior Designer: Sinot Yacht Design

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Sailing Yachts

Winner: Philippe Briand Yacht Design for Vertigo

Length: 220’ 6″ |  Builder: Alloy Yachts |  Exterior Stylist: Philippe Briand Yacht Design

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-Displacement & Planing Motor Yachts

Winner: Espen Øino International for Shooting Star

Length: 124’ 8” |  Builder: Danish Yachts |  Exterior Stylist: Espen Øino International

Project 116 motor yacht Shooting Star a 38 metre AeroCruiser by Danish Yachts

Project 116 motor yacht Shooting Star a 38 metre AeroCruiser by Danish Yachts

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m – 59.99m
Winner: Vitruvius for Galileo G

Length: 182’ 9” |  Builder: Picchiotti/Perini Navi |  Exterior Stylist: Vitruvius

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Winner: Eidsgaard Design for Tango

Length: 254’ 11” |  Builder: Feadship |  Exterior Stylist: Eidsgaard Design

Exterior detail of the Motor Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Exterior detail of the Motor Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yachts

Winner: Tripp Design Naval Architecture for charter yacht Sarissa

Length: 139’ 9” |  Builder: Vitters Shipyard |  Naval Architect: Tripp Design Naval Architecture

Sailing yacht Sarissa -  Main

Sailing yacht Sarissa - Main

Naval Architecture Award – Motor Yachts

Winner: Axis Group Yacht Design for Numptia

Length: 229’ 8” |  Builder: Rossi Navi |  Naval Architect: Axis Group Yacht Design

Rossinavi 70m NUMPTIA superyacht from above

Rossinavi 70m NUMPTIA superyacht from above

Interior Layout Award – Sailing Yachts

Joint Winner: Michael Leach Design for Hemisphere

Length: 145’ |  Builder: Pendennis  |  Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Joint Winner: Christian Liaigre Interior Design for Vertigo

Length: 220’ 6”|  Builder: Alloy Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre Interior Design

Luxury catamaran yacht HEMISPHERE Master

Luxury catamaran yacht HEMISPHERE Master

Interior Layout Award – Motor Yachts

Winner: Art-Line Interior for charter yacht E&E

Length: 138’ 1” |  Builder: Cizgi Yacht |  Interior Designer: Art-Line Interior

Superyacht E&E Main salon

Superyacht E&E Main salon

Newcomer of the Year Award

Winner: Iluminus Yacht Design for restyling the interior of charter yacht SnowbirD

SNOWBIRD Deck Lounge

SNOWBIRD Deck Lounge

Young Designer of the Year Award

Winner: Benjamin Toth for ReSeadence 50

Tender Design Award

Winner: Eidsgaard Design for TT Tango

Builder: Compass Tenders  |  Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Recreational Space designed for Guest Use Award

Winner: Christian Liaigre Interior Design for the Midarettes on Vertigo

Length: 220’ 6” |  Builder: Alloy Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre Interior Design | Area: Midarettes

67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

Bespoke Furniture Award

Winner: Achille Salvagni for the main dining room table on Numptia

Length: 229’ 8” |  Builder: Rossi Navi  |  Furniture Designer: Achille Salvagni | Furniture: Main dining room table

Design and Technology Award

Winner: Baltic Yachts for Drive train system on Hetairos

67m Sailing yacht Hetairos launched by Baltic Yachts - Credit Baltic Yachts

67m Sailing yacht Hetairos launched by Baltic Yachts - Credit Baltic Yachts

Environmental Protection Award

Winner: Sanlorenzo for SL94

The 8th Asia Boating Awards Winners

May 15, 2012

Organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating, the 8th Asia Boating Awards have taken place this year at the acclaimed Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in Hong Kong, providing big wins to the very best on the Asian luxury yachting scene.

Awards Gala

Awards Gala

Blu Inc Team and Sponsors toasting

Blu Inc Team and Sponsors toasting

This year’s event also featured a dazzling array of luxury goods showcased by event sponsors. Chopard staged a fashion show, while McLaren had its new super car MP4-12C on display in the cocktail area. Joining them were event sponsors Deutsche Bank, Dewars, Grey Goose, Henderson Land Development Company Limited and Aon. Also displayed for the first time, was the contemporary new look of the revamped Asia-Pacific Boating magazine.

Chopard model show

Chopard model show

Mr. Foong Seong Khong, Managing Director of Blu Inc Media Hong Kong, publisher of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating, said: “The tremendous support from leading members of the international yachting industry and event sponsors reaffirms Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating as the leading luxury yachting magazines in Asia”.

Guests partying after dinner ends

Guests partying after dinner ends

The Asia Boating Awards, the most acknowledged awards in the Asian marine industry, is a night that Asia-based yacht builders can bask in the limelight and enjoy some well-deserved attention. Facing up to tough international competition, McConaghy’s Boats, which recently launched the fantastic and fully-custom yacht Adastra from its China yard, took home the prize for Best Yacht Design of the Year, against a field of competitors that included some of the best names in the business.

Guests toasting

Guests toasting

Hong Kong/South China superyacht builder Kingship and Taiwan yacht builder Horizon were recognised by the panel of judges as the best Asian yacht builders in their categories. For the first-ever awarded prize for Best Asia Built Yacht, the winner was IAG Yachts of Zhuhai for their Italian-styled motor yacht Electra 100’.

McLaren super car MP4-12C display

McLaren super car MP4-12C display

Dutch brands dominated the international large yacht categories, with Feadship and Heesen taking the awards this year for best custom and best semi-custom yachts. UK builder Sunseeker took home the prize for its new 28-metre yacht in the Best Production Motor Yacht Category (24m-40m), which features new wraparound windows in a big departure from the traditional Sunseeker look.

Mr and Mrs Joe Ma and Clarea Au, Vice Chairperson of the 33rd Term Board of Directors of Yan Oi Tong

Mr and Mrs Joe Ma and Clarea Au, Vice Chairperson of the 33rd Term Board of Directors of Yan Oi Tong

Singapore’s One°15 Marina Club walked off with Best Asian Marina of the Year, beating tough competition from the new Serenity Marina in Sanya, China. Locally, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club received double honours, first as Best Asian Yacht Club of the Year, and for its staging of the China Coast Regatta, which won for Best Asian Regatta of the Year.

Ms. Linda Lin, Chairperson of Lin’s Investment Group and friend, Dr. Cecil Chao Sze Tsung, Chairman of Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd

Ms. Linda Lin, Chairperson of Lin’s Investment Group and friend, Dr. Cecil Chao Sze Tsung, Chairman of Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd

In addition to the many industry VIPs in attendance at the black tie gala dinner, there were numerous guests of honour at the event, including: Mr. Eric Fok Kai Shan, Vice President of the Fok Ying Tung Group; Dr. Cecil Chao Sze Tsung, Chairman of Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd; Mr. Jimmy Tang, Chairman of Prince Jewellery & Watch Company; Clarea Au, Vice Chairperson of the 33rd Term Board of Directors of Yan Oi Tong; Ms. Linda Lin, Chairperson of Lin’s Investment Group; and famous artist Mr. Joe Ma and his wife.

Performance

Performance

Winners of the Asia Boating Awards are chosen by an independent panel of industry experts familiar with the yachting scene of Asia and internationally. A plurality of votes determines the winners from a shortlist voted on by readers of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines.

Winner of Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m) 2012

Winner of Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m) 2012

The Winners of the 2012 Asia Boating Awards

Best Asian Yacht Builder (30m and up)
Kingship, Hong Kong

Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 30m)
Horizon, Taiwan

Best Asian Built Yacht
IAG Yachts, luxury yacht Electra 100′, China

Best Custom Built Yacht
Feadship, motor yacht Musashi, The Netherlands

Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (30m and up)
Heesen Yachts, MY Satori, The Netherlands

Best Production Motor Yacht (24m to 40m)
Sunseeker, Sunseeker Yacht 28 Metre, UK

Best Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)
Riva, 75’ Venere Super, Italy

Best Production Sailing Yacht (15m to 30m)
Oyster Marine Ltd, Oyster 625 sailing yacht Blue Jeannie, UK

Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)
Beneteau, Oceanis 48, France

Asian Marina of the Year
ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore

Asian Yacht Club of the Year
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong

Asian Regatta of the Year
China Coast Regatta

Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year
Superyacht Exuma, Perini Navi, Italy

Personality of the Year
Y P Loke, Singapore

Print Ad of the Year
Lürssen

Best Yacht Design of the Year
McConaghy Boats, trimaran yacht Adastra, China

Best Yacht Designer in Asia of the Year
Axis Yacht Design Group, Italy

Best Asia-based Charter Company
Simpson Marine, Hong Kong

Best Brand Presence in Asia
Azimut-Benetti, Italy

Winner of the Asian Marina of the Year 2012

Winner of the Asian Marina of the Year 2012

Asia Boating Awards 2012 Winners with two awards for APSA members

May 14, 2012

A remarkable number of APSA members attended the Asia Boating Awards 2012 that was held in Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt on 10 May, with two APSA founder members receiving important awards. YP Loke, on the management committee of the Association, was recognised with ´Personality of the Year´ award while Simpson Marine was awarded as the best Asia-based charter company.

Luxury motor yacht ADASTRA - Naval Architecture by John Shuttleworth

Best Yacht Design of the Year award for luxury motor yacht ADASTRA by McConaghy Boats

The awards honoured many Asian companies in categories recognising both Asian and international activities. Perhaps the most notable was McConaghy Yachts of Zuhai‘s radical trimaran new launch 43m superyacht Adastra which won the international category award for best yacht design of the year. The design was carried out by UK designer John Shuttleworth.

The Asia Boating Awards proved to be a celebration and recognition of the quality of Asian superyacht businesses and also of shipyards and designers from outside the region, serves to underscore the importance of those companies and others joining the Association to further raise their profile – outwith the region for the Asia companies – and within the region for those shipyards and suppliers from Europe and America.

IAG 100 superyacht Electra - Best Asian Built Yacht

IAG 100 superyacht Electra - Best Asian Built Yacht

The Winners of the 2012 Asia Boating Awards

Best Asian Yacht Builder (30m and up)
Kingship, Hong Kong

Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 30m)
Horizon, Taiwan

Best Asian Built Yacht
IAG Yachts, luxury yacht Electra 100′, China

Best Custom Built Yacht
Feadship, motor yacht Musashi, The Netherlands

Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (30m and up)
Heesen Yachts, MY Satori, The Netherlands

Best Production Motor Yacht (24m to 40m)
Sunseeker, Sunseeker Yacht 28 Metre, UK

Best Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)
Riva, 75’ Venere Super, Italy

Best Production Sailing Yacht (15m to 30m)
Oyster Marine Ltd, Oyster 625 sailing yacht Blue Jeannie, UK

Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)
Beneteau, Oceanis 48, France

Asian Marina of the Year
ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore

Asian Yacht Club of the Year
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong

Asian Regatta of the Year
China Coast Regatta

Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year
Superyacht Exuma, Perini Navi, Italy

Personality of the Year
Y P Loke, Singapore

Print Ad of the Year
Lürssen

Best Yacht Design of the Year
McConaghy Boats, trimaran yacht Adastra, China

Best Yacht Designer in Asia of the Year
Axis Yacht Design Group, Italy

Best Asia-based Charter Company
Simpson Marine, Hong Kong

Best Brand Presence in Asia
Azimut-Benetti, Italy

The Asia Boating Awards, now in its eighth year, are organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boatingmagazine, which are published by Blu Inc Media. The Asia Boating Awards are the most acknowledged awards in the Asian marine industry.

Feadship´s Superyachts receive four major awards

May 10, 2012

One of the best luxury motoryacht builders in the world, the respected Dutch shipyard Feadship, has received four major awards in a week, demonstrating once again the Dutch brand’s ability to consistently set new standards in quality as well as comfort. At the World Superyacht Awards ceremony on 5 May, Feadship was the only yard to receive three prizes comprising the prominent Motor Yacht of the Year award, going to the spectacular 77.7m superyacht Tango. This amazing performance was followed up five days later with another prize at the Asia Boating Awards for the 87.78m megayacht Musashi.

77.7m Feadship luxury motor yacht Tango

77.7m Feadship luxury motor yacht Tango

“Although we have every confidence in our ability to deliver the best possible custom superyachts to our clients, it is always a great honour to receive such recognition from our industry and media peers,” says Feadship marketing manager Francis Vermeer. “Moreover, the fact that the awards have been given for yachts in the range from 88 to 45 metres in length is further testimony to the perfect craftsmanship that underpins every Feadship. They are also a tribute to our clients, who enjoy the entire building experience to such an extent that success is assured.”

At the World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, the 77.7m luxury yacht Tango was honoured with the Motor Yacht of the Year distinction. “Tango has taken the styling of large superyachts a step forward, combining a new and elegant appearance with supreme engineering and construction,” reported the judging panel, which also praised the Feadship’s well-considered layout on both her exterior decks and distinguished interior. Tango also won the award for Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300 to 2,999 GT. The judges for this prize were impressed by the yacht’s “bold new exterior style, superb quality of construction, and stylish yet highly comfortable interior spaces.”

Superyacht Helix - the 5th F45 Vantage motor yacht by Feadship

Superyacht Helix - the 5th F45 Vantage motor yacht by Feadship

The third prize for Feadship at the World Superyacht Awards was granted to the 45m superyacht Helix, which is currently on a ground-breaking tour of the Far East that includes Hong Kong, Hainan, Singapore and Jakarta. The judging panel for the Displacement Motor Yacht below 500 GT award wrote the following: “In a tightly contested class, Helix represents a particularly well-constructed vessel with a wide range of facilities and an interior that appeals to a wide range of tastes.”

Last but by no means least, the 87.78m Feadship megayacht Musashi won the Best Custom Built Yacht category at the Asia Boating Awards on 10 May. Feadship director Bas Nederpelt travelled to Hong Kong to gratefully accept this prestigious prize at a ceremony in Hong Kong that reinforced the growing importance of the Asian market for the superyacht industry. Musashi is named after a legendary samurai warrior and offers an inspirational synthesis of Japanese design and art deco-style elements. Creating a new benchmark for a five-deck superyacht, she is a superlative example of the complete flexibility clients enjoy when embarking on a purely custom project at Feadship.

Feadship luxury yacht Musashi

Feadship luxury yacht Musashi

Asia Boating Awards 2012 Nominees

May 03, 2012

The organisers of the Asia Boating Awards 2012 have unveiled the full list of nominees, with some new and unusual entries, as well as some industry stalwarts. Starting to be recognised all over the world, the Asian yacht builders have been growing in global market share.

IAG 100 superyacht Electra

IAG 100 superyacht Electra - one of the nominees for ABA 2012

In addition to reorganising the size categories, the awards this year feature a brand new category: Best Asian Built Yacht. This recognises the growing stature of Asian yacht builders in the global market.

The upcoming awards are sure to generate plenty of buzz, both in leisure marine media and in regional business media as well. The Asia Boating Awards, now in its eighth year, is the region’s most established and respected event of its kind.

This year sees awards in 19 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas, marinas and yacht designers working in Asia. The pioneering Asia Boating Awards was the first event to recognise the efforts and successes of Asian yacht builders.

RP120 motor yacht MUSES by Horizon Yachts

RP120 motor yacht MUSES by Horizon Yachts - nominated in the ´Best Asian Built Yacht´ category

“Global interest in the Asian yacht market and in the yacht building scene means that the awards have naturally become a focal point for the yachting world. This year’s lists of nominees are all very well-known and have generated plenty of press over the past year. It will be a very interesting night indeed,” said Ryan Swift, editor of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine.

The Asia Boating Awards will take place on May 10, just one day prior to the start of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.

The list of nominees comes from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating readers, with final winners being determined by a panel of judges that have been selected for their ability to make informed, impartial decisions. The awards ceremony is organised by Blu Inc Media, publisher of Asia-Pacific Boating and its Chinese-language sister publication, China Boating.

Heli shot of the McConaghy built yacht Adastra - Desgined by John Shuttleworth Design

Another ´Best Asian Built Yacht´ Nominee - the McConaghy built trimaran yacht Adastra

THE LIST OF ASIA BOATING AWARDS 2012 NOMINEES:

Best Asian Yacht Builder (30m and up)

Horizon, Taiwan

IAG Yachts, China

Kha Shing, Taiwan

Kingship, Hong Kong

Ocean Alexander, China

61m luxury motor yacht Diamonds are Forever by Benetti Yachts

A ´Best Custom Built Yacht´ Nominee - the 61m luxury motor yacht Diamonds are Forever by Benetti Yachts

Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 30m)

• Fleming Yachts, Taiwan

Grand Banks Yachts, Malaysia

• Horizon, Taiwan

• Kha Shing, Taiwan

Tricon Marine, China/ Bahamas

Superyacht Helix - the 5th F45 Vantage motor yacht by Feadship

Superyacht Helix - the 5th F45 Vantage motor yacht by Feadship for the ´Best Semi Custom Built Yacht over 30m´ category

Best Asian Built Yacht

Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Alpha 76, Hong Kong

• Horizon, RP120 motor yacht Muses, Taiwan

• IAG Yachts, 100´ luxury yacht Electra, China

• Kingship, 142’ superyacht STAR, Hong Kong

McConaghy Boats, trimaran yacht Adastra, China

60m superyacht Darlings Danama by CRN Yachts

60m superyacht Darlings Danama by CRN Yachts - a Nominee in the category ´Best Custom Built Yacht´

Best Custom Built Yacht

Amels, megayacht Imagine, The Netherlands

Benetti, 61m luxury yacht Diamonds are Forever, Italy

CRN Yachts, 60m motor yacht Darling Danama, Italy

Feadship, superyacht Musashi, The Netherlands

Lürssen, Hermitage superyacht, Germany

Motor yacht LIBERTY by ISA

Motor yacht LIBERTY by ISA nominated for the ´Best Semi Custom Built Yacht over 30m´

Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (30m and up)

• Feadship, motor yacht Helix, The Netherlands

Ferretti Group, CRN 43 luxury yacht Lady Trudy, Italy

Heesen Yachts, MY Satori, The Netherlands

ISA Yachts, superyacht LIBERTY, Italy

Oyster Marine Ltd, Oyster 100 (an example is sailing yacht Sarafin), UK

Sanlorenzo, 40 Alloy, Italy

Lurssen Motor yacht Hermitage - a ´Best Custom Built Yacht´ nominee

Lurssen Motor yacht Hermitage - a ´Best Custom Built Yacht´ nominee

Best Production Motor Yacht (24m to 40m)

Azimut, motor yacht 120SL, Italy

Fairline, 78 Custom (an example is charter yacht XKE), UK

• Ferretti Group, Ferretti 870, Italy

• IAG Yachts, Electra 100’, China

Princess Yachts, Princess 32M (an example is motor yacht Antheya II (ex Centurion), UK

Sunseeker, Sunseeker Yacht 28 Metre, UK

Amels Motor Yacht IMAGINE 212 Limited Edition

Nomination for ´Best Custom Built Yacht´- the Amels Motor Yacht IMAGINE 212 Limited Edition

Best Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)

Beneteau Group, Monte Carlo Yachts 65, France

• Fairline Boats Limited, Squadron 50, UK

• Ferretti Group, Ferretti 720, Italy

• Horizon, E54, Taiwan

Jeanneau, Prestige 500, France

Marquis Yachts, Marquis 630, USA

• Princess Yachts, Princess V57, UK

Riva, 75’ Venere Super, Italy

Sea Ray, 540 Sundancer (540DA), USA

Azimut 120SL Superyacht

A nominee for ´Best Production Motor Yacht´ - Azimut 120SL Superyacht

Best Production Sailing Yacht (15m to 30m)

• Beneteau, Sense 55, France

Fountaine Pajot, Sanya 57, France

• Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 509, France

Lagoon, Lagoon 560, France

• Oyster Marine Ltd, Oyster 625 (an example is sailing yacht Blue Jeannie), UK

Nautor’s Swan, Swan 60, Finland

Oyster 100 SARAFIN Yacht - Image courtesy of Oyster Marine

A ´Best Semi Custom Built Yacht´ category - the Oyster 100 SARAFIN Yacht - Image courtesy of Oyster Marine

Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)

• Beneteau, Oceanis 48, France

• Lagoon, Lagoon 450, France

Leopard Catamarans, Leopard 44, South Africa

• McConaghy Boats, MC38, China

• Tartan Marine Group, Tartan 4000, USA

Sailing Yacht Oyster 625 - Image courtesy of Oyster Marine

A ´Best Production Sailing Yacht´ category - Superyacht Oyster 625 - Image courtesy of Oyster Marine

Asian Marina of the Year

ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore

• Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, Hong Kong

• Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Malaysia

• Sanya Serenity Coast, China

• Xiamen Marina (Wuyuan Bay), China

Superyacht Exuma -  photo courtesy of Perini Navi

An ´Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year´ nominee - Superyacht Exuma - photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Asian Yacht Club of the Year

• Aberdeen Boat Club, Hong Kong

• Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Hong Kong

• Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, Singapore

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong

• Royal Selangor Yacht Club, Malaysia

• Subic Bay Yacht Club, Philippines

Charter yacht NOBLE HOUSE

Charter yacht NOBLE HOUSE nominated for the ´Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year´

Asian Regatta of the Year

• China Coast Regatta

• Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

• Phuket Raceweek

• Top of the Gulf Regatta

• VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

Sailing yacht MONTIGNE

Sailing yacht MONTIGNE for the ´Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year´ category

Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year

Motor yacht Exuma

Charter yacht Maverick II

Catamaran yacht Moecca

Sailing yacht Montigne

Charter yacht Noble House

Charter yacht Silolona, Phinisi Boat

Personality of the Year

• Cilian Budarlaigh, Indonesia

• Neil Pryde, Hong Kong

• Simon James, Thailand

• Thierry Barot, Hong Kong

• Y P Loke, Singapore

Luxury charter yacht E&E

Luxury charter yacht E&E for the ´Best Yacht Design of the Year´ category

Print Ad of the Year

• Amels

• Art of Kinetik

Blohm + Voss

• Fairline

• Ferretti Yachts

• Lürssen

Oceanco

Pershing

• Riva

2010 Benetti Motor Yacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV)

A ´Best Yacht Design of the Year´ nominee - the 2010 Benetti Motor Yacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV)

Best Yacht Design of the Year

• Art of Kinetik, Hedonist Open, Serbia

• Benetti, 65M motor yacht Nataly, Italy

Cizgi Yachts, charter yacht E&E (ex Jasmin II), Turkey

• CRN Yachts, 60m Darling Danama, Italy

• McConaghy Boats, Adastra, China

• Sunseeker, Sunseeker Yacht 28 Metre, UK

Best Yacht Designer in Asia of the Year

Axis Yacht Design Group, Italy

Evan K. Marshall, UK

• Harry Dunning, USA

• Ker Yacht Design, Spain

Vripack, The Netherlands

Best Asia-based Charter Company

• Asia Marine, Thailand

• Azurea Luxury Yacht Charter, Singapore

• Elite Yachting, Thailand

• Martello Yachting, China

• Simpson Marine, Hong Kong

• Sunsail, Thailand

Best Brand Presence in Asia

• Azimut Benetti, Italy

• Beneteau, China

• Ferretti, Italy

• Horizon, Taiwan

• Jeanneau, France

• Princess Yachts, UK

• Sunseeker, UK

Feadship at the 2012 Dubai International Boat Show

February 13, 2012

Feadship will be attending the Dubai International Boat Show 2012. The event, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, is expected to be bigger and better than ever, with thousands of visitors expected to come to the boat show between 13 and 17 March. Feadship will arrive at the Dubai show in good heart having signed eight orders for its superyachts during the recession.

2012 Dubai International Boat Show

2012 Dubai International Boat Show

Feadship has a long and distinguished history of serving clients in the Middle East that dates back to Persian royalty in the 1930s. Since then, the superyacht builder Feadship has built 25 yachts for Middle East owners, the majority being for presidential or royal families. Launched in 1978 for Saudi clients, the 64.64m motor yacht Al Riyadh was the largest Feadship in the fleet for almost a quarter of a century until the launch of the 65m superyacht Wedge Too – also for owners from the Middle East.

The fast pace of development in the world of superyachts is illustrated by the fact that Feadship’s current order book includes the first Feadship megayacht to break the 100-metre barrier, as well as various other projects ranging from 45 to 99 metres . This impressive 100m + superyacht project by Feadship will be the largest yacht built to date in the Netherlands and the first to comply with the recently published Passenger Yacht Code regulations (PYC13-36) for yachts of this size carrying up to 36 passengers.

Motor Yacht TANGO by Feadship - Image courtesy of Eidsgaard Design

Motor Yacht TANGO by Feadship - Image courtesy of Eidsgaard Design

At the Dubai show Feadship will showcase the latest Feadship Future Concept called Qi and display models of the 81m motor yacht Air and 77.70m yacht Tango . It will also be sharing news with visitors on the other Feadships launched over the past year including M/Y Fountainhead (87.78m), motor yacht Musashi (87.78m), yacht Air (81m), Lady Britt motor yacht (63m) and the Helix yacht (45m). Each sets a new standard of excellence in its own right.

“At Feadship, custom still carries its original, pure meaning,” says Francis Vermeer, head of marketing. “We are your first port of call for a personal superyacht that is truly tailored to your individual requirements. Our custom designs are created from scratch, and many Feadships have been inspired by clients from the Middle East region and there are no holds barred on their imagination.”

The team at Feadship would be pleased to make private appointments in advance, either at the show or elsewhere during the show dates.

Dutch Superyacht builder Feadship heads for Monaco Yacht Show and FLIBS with confidence

September 19, 2011

The superyacht builder Feadship is performing better than ever. This year to date the world’s number one luxury motoryacht brand Feadship has launched six superyachts with a total length of 450 metres (almost 1500 feet!). Four out of the thirteen new entries in the recently published Top 100 List by Yachts International magazine are Feadships: Superyacht Musashi and motor yacht Fountainhead each measuring 87.78 metres, Yacht Air which is 81 metres in length and the 77.70 m M/Y Tango.

Yacht Musashi by Feadship

Yacht Musashi by Feadship

With the current build portfolio, including the first Feadship gigayacht to break the 100-metre barrier, the brand continues to lead the way worldwide in having built the largest number of superyachts in the 60 to 100-metre size range.

The Feadship Motor Yacht Lady Britt Underway

The Feadship Motor Yacht Lady Britt Underway

Add in the other two launches by Feadship this year – the 63-metre superyacht Lady Britt and the new F45 Helix yacht – and no other yard has delivered such a combined length of superyachts in 2011. This record-breaking performance means that the Feadship directors and managers will be attending the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale boat shows in great spirits.

“The current trend at Feadship illustrates that our clients are very confident in ordering large yachts with us”, says Feadship’s marketing manager Francis Vermeer. “In addition to the 101-metre build, there are several ‘XL’ Feadships contracted, ranging in length from 78 to 99 metres. The Feadship order book remains very strong as we continue to set the benchmark of premium quality.”

The 5th F45 Feadship motor yacht HELIX to debut at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show

The 5th F45 Feadship motor yacht HELIX to debut at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show

In addition to extra-large fully-custom superyacht projects, Feadship also serves those looking for Feadship perfection in medium size. Two examples – 45m motor yacht Helix and 39m Yacht Go – will be on display at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show and Fort Lauderdale shows. Lady Britt superyacht will also be present in Monaco, available for viewing on an exclusive appointment-only basis. “The wide diversity of projects over the last year proves once again the broad interest in the Feadship portfolio,” adds Vermeer. “From medium custom-series yachts to giant fully custom Feadships, our range caters for all preferences.”

The Monaco Yacht Show will also feature the unveiling of the sixth Future Concept Feadship Qi, plus highly impressive models of Air and Tango.

Feadship Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Feadship Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Interested parties are invited to contact Feadship to arrange a meeting at stand QT3 on the central T-jetty.

Below is an image gallery of Feadship superyacht currently in charter


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Feadship XL 88 Motor yacht Musashi delivered by Feadship

June 29, 2011

The 88 m Feadship XL superyacht Musashi (known under the Feadship hull number 1002) has left Harlingen in the Netherlands en route to Gibraltar to be delivered, according to Boat International.  

Feadship XL motor yacht Musashi Image Courtesy from LeBlogLux

Feadship XL motor yacht Musashi Image Courtesy from LeBlogLux

The Feadship XL motor yacht Musashi had a preliminary / unofficial launch by Feadship Yachts at their De Vries Makkum shipyard in August 2010 and since then, Feadship has been tirelessly working on completing the yacht before her sea trials and being delivered to her owner.

The impressive flagship of Feadship, superyacht Musashi, measures in at 87.78 m (287.99ft), just a touch under 88 metres in length overall, making her the largest ever built by Feadship and a milestone for the Dutch yacht building giant.

The Musashi yacht is a full displacement steel hulled private luxury motor yacht with an aluminium superstructure. Her naval architecture and her exterior design and lines were both created by Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Design was chosen by the yacht owner to design the yachts interior which may follow a Japanese theme along with the yachts name.

Feadship M/Y Musashi is able to accommodate up to 18 guests as well as a crew of 23. There are two master suites, one located forward on the upper deck, and second one located aft on the bridge deck. There are an additional seven double guest cabins located on the main deck.

The name of the superyacht is derived from Miyamoto Musashi who is a revered Japanese Samurai warrior. Indeed Musashi founded the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū (or Niten-ryū) style of swordsmanship. He also authored the ‘Book of Five Rings’ which is a book which still studied today relating to fighting tactics, strategy, and philosophy.

Motor yacht Musashi is propelled by 4 propellers and shafts as driven by quadruple MTU 16V 4000 M90 marine diesel engines which are rated at 3,650 hp or 2,721 kw – giving a combined power of 14,600 Horse power or 10,887 kilowatts.

Luxury yacht Musashi was launched the De Vries Makkum facility where the first custom Feadship XL motor yacht Ocean Victory was also launched. Motor yacht Musashi is the second hull of the 88m Feadship XL large custom yacht series, with yacht Ocean Victory being the first at 75m. M/Y Ocean Victory measures 75.75 meter (248′.6”), and was launched on the 18 October 2008. After superyacht Musashi’s delivery, Feadship is now working on three other XL projects