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Superyacht Video: Oceanco’s 110m Jubilee on Sea Trials

May 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched in February 2017, mega yacht Project Jubilee is the largest ever built in the Netherlands. This head-turning vessel was built by the bespoke shipbuilder Oceanco and designed by Igor Lobanov. Jubilee is now undergoing her first sea trials in Rotterdam, where she was photographed by Dutch Yachting.

Jubilee on her first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Mega Yacht Jubilee on her first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Below is the video of  Jubilee being transported on her first sailing trials in Rotterdam.

The naval architecture of Jubilee was developed by Azure Naval Architects. The superyacht world still awaits the official photos of her interior design, which was created by Sam Sorgiovanni.

110m Mega Yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

110m Mega Yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Holland’s largest yacht to date, the 110.1m: 360’11” Jubilee, left the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam this morning for its first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Holland’s largest yacht to date, the 110.1m: 360’11” Jubilee, left the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam this morning for its first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Mega yacht Jubilee is truly unique, as she boasts some incredible features, such as a large pool deck with an aquarium, a huge beach club, a helicopter operating deck, and lavish accommodation for 30 guests.

M:Y Jubilee - Oceanco. Sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

M:Y Jubilee – Oceanco. Sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Oceanco mega yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Oceanco mega yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

After sea trials, Jubilee is expected to cruise the Mediterranean this summer.

Drone Video of the Luxury Expedition Yacht LEGEND

April 26, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Brought back to life in 2016, luxury expedition charter yacht Legend returned to the Netherlands. She was rebuilt by Icon Yachts last year and since then travelled to some incredible places, including Norway and Antarctica. Watch her drone video below showcasing the head-turning exterior of this icebreaker.

LEGEND superyacht - photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

LEGEND superyacht – photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

Legend is a 77.4m fully classified Class I icebreaker, which can cruise anywhere in the world. Diana Yacht Design was responsible for the exterior profile, while Jan Verkerk teamed up with Thom Beerens to create the interior.

The luxury explorer yacht Legend carries a lot of water toys and various tenders. She also hosts a helipad for easy access to the most remote locations and can store a submarine and two snowmobiles.

Some fantastic luxury amenities are found onboard Legend. There is a fully equipped gymnasium, a Balinese Spa with sauna, Jacuzzi, and a beauty salon. Total relaxation at the end of adventure and exploration is guaranteed when chartering motor yacht Legend. Snuggle up in a lounge with a book or watch a movie at the Movie theatre, or take a dip in the swimming pool – the entertainment and leisure options are endless.

You can view photos of Legend cruising the icy waters of Antartica here.

MY LEGEND is offering a special weekly rate of EUR 475,000 (including the rental of the onboard submarine) for a charter between the 1st and 8th of June from Illulissat to Nuuk, Greenland. If you would like to charter motor yacht Legend please contact your preferred charter broker now.

Charter locations:
May to 19th of June 2017: Greenland/ Northern Europe
July / August / September 2017: Mediterranean
December 2017 to February 2018: Antarctica/ Patagonia

 

Insights into the construction of Oceanco Superyacht Hull Y716

April 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

It has been reported that the aluminium superstructure of Oceanco Hull Y716 was transferred from Gdansk, Poland to Zwijnenburg Shipbuilding in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands. Also known as Project Yasmin, Oceanco Hull Y716 is scheduled for a launch in 2017. If the project is completed on time, the 95m superyacht Hull Y716 will become the largest yacht launched in 2017.

Oceanco superyacht hull Y716 project Yasmine - currently in built. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco superyacht hull Y716 project Yasmine – currently inbuilt. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Although Oceanco Hull Y716 is a mysterious yacht project, on which the details have not been unveiled yet, it is known that bespoke designer Espen Oeino and Terrence Disdale worked on her exterior and interior design respectively.

Oceanco Hull Y716 Project Yasmin - superstructure. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Hull Y716 Project Yasmin – superstructure. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Y716 being transported from Poland. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Y716 being transported from Poland. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Such a huge superyacht is believed to provide accommodation for a total of 14 guests and 27 crew members.

Oceanco Y716 on the move. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Y716 on the move. Photo credit ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco‘s superyachts Project Y717 and Y718/Project Bravo are currently under construction at the shipyard.

Watch the brand new video of Oceanco Hull Y716 arriving in Holland by ©Dutch Yachting:

In Pictures: 96m Superyacht Vertigo on the way to Gibraltar

March 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The 96.55-metre mega yacht Vertigo was spotted on the way to Gibraltar from the Netherlands. She was launched in late 2016 and has now successfully undergone sea trials in the North Sea.

Motor Yacht Vertigo - close up. Photo credit DutchYachting

Motor Yacht Vertigo – close up. Photo credit DutchYachting

Built by prestigious shipbuilder Feadship, Vertigo features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. De Voogt Naval Architects were responsible for her naval architecture, while her well-balanced exterior lines were drawn by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Vertigo is built to Lloyds +100A1 class and has a gross tonnage of nearly 3,000GT.

Motor Yacht Vertigo - side view Photo credit DutchYachting

Motor Yacht Vertigo – side view Photo credit DutchYachting

Despite the lack of the official images of her interior, it is has been reported that the interior design by Chahan Interior is absolutely beautiful.

Motor Yacht Vertigo - aft view. Photo credit DutchYachting

Motor Yacht Vertigo – aft view. Photo credit DutchYachting

Vertigo offers accommodation for a total of 18 guests in 9 luxurious cabins, assisted by a crew of 34.

Motor Yacht Vertigo - aft. Photo credit DutchYachting

Motor Yacht Vertigo – aft. Photo credit DutchYachting

Find out more about superyacht Vertigo here, or alternatively view luxury superyacht built by Feadship here.

First Photos of Oceanco’s Y718 Superyacht Project Bravo

February 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Highly anticipated superyacht Project Bravo emerged from Zwijnenburg shipbuilding at Oceanco‘s facilities in Capelle Aan Den IJssel in Netherlands last night. The 109m/357’7″ hull hit the water and is now getting prepared for an official launch in Summer 2018. While this project is still under development, and with many of us wondering how the second largest superyacht built by Oceanco would eventually look like, we bring you the fist few photos of the Oceanco’s Y718 project Bravo. All photos courtesy of Dutch Yachting.

Oceanco Project Bravo Photo by Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Project Bravo Photo by Dutch Yachting

Nuvolari-Lenard, the world-renowned designers, are responsible for her exterior design, while Reymond Langton Design is responsible for her interior. With the steel hull and aluminium construction, this superyacht provides plenty of living space and can sleep a total of 14 guests and a crew of 30.

Oceanco project bravo emerging

Oceanco project bravo emerging. Photo by Dutch Yachting

Although many details have not been revealed, at this stage it is known that project Bravo will feature a helipad and will be able to carry two large tenders.

Project Bravo side view Oceanco. Photo by Dutch Yachting

Project Bravo side view Oceanco. Photo by Dutch Yachting

“Project Bravo is a revision of the Alfa Nero albeit wth 30 metres (98’43”) more length and seven years more experience. The yacht has 50% more volume than Alfa Nero but is still incredibly sleek and proportionate” – Dan Lenard.

Bespoke shipbuilder Oceanco specialises in the construction of large and luxurious superyachts. The shipbuilder has a highly professional team of naval architects, marine engineers and designers who ensure that every yacht is built to world class standard. One of the latest additions to the fleet of Oceanco is Y714 superyacht Jubilee. You can find more information, view images and watch videos here. Alternatively, view a selection of charter yacht built by Oceanco. For any further information, please get in touch with our brokers at CharterWorld.

Feadship 92 Meter Yacht Aquarius Launched

September 05, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

CharterWorld brings happy news that yacht Aquarius (Project Touchdown) has been officially launched to celebration by Feadship at their Aalsmeer yard in the Netherlands.

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - Profile image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – Profile image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – image by Feadship

Initially work began on the 92 meter boat (301’10”) at the Scheepswerft Slob yard in Germany before, in June 2015, her hull was relocated to the Dutch shipyard Feadship for finishing.

Sinot Yacht Design of the Netherlands designed the yacht’s exterior and interior while De Voogt was the naval architect.

Aquarius Yacht Video of the Launch:

Superyacht Aquarius can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms or suites. The owner’s upper deck suite is joined by and 5 VIP staterooms forward on the main deck. The Owner Suite is enhanced with a separate his and her bathroom, a massage room, a media room and a private balcony.

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - Above View image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – Above View image by Feadship

The superyacht is Steve Wynn’s, of Wynn Resorts, latest boat replacing his previous 67-meter Aquarius for an unknown cost. It is not known the price of the yacht or what is was sold for.

The private yacht’s twin MTU 16V4000M63L (2240 kW @ 1800 rpm) engines propel her at a top speed of 17 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots. This gives an effective range of 5500 nautical miles.

A yacht of this caliber offers many remarkable features but one of the best is a bar and lounge area at sea level which is located under the glass bottom pool. Her capabilities are further enhanced by a helicopter landing pad, a gym and a beauty salon. A Jacuzzi pool and large outdoor deck spaces round off the notable offerings.

AQUARIUS at her Launch - image of side deck detail by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – image of side deck detail by Feadship

Henk de Vries Comments on the yacht:

“We had been in regular contact for several years before the owner concluded that, in order to create the truly fantastic yacht he envisaged, he simply had to commission an entirely bespoke Feadship. The client is a fiercely competitive player in the hospitality business and highly ambitious in terms of his personal possessions. It has been a pleasure to work with him on this phenomenal project.”

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - image of bow by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – image of bow by Feadship

Comments by the Yacht Owner:

“We dedicated two years of intense design work on Aquarius. As a result, she represents a perfect marriage of interior and exterior, and seamless integration with the sea. I am convinced that Aquarius will become a future benchmark for global superyacht excellence.”

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch -  Aft Deck - image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – Aft Deck – image by Feadship

Official Release and Images From Feadship:

Age of Aquarius: Spectacular new Feadship launched
Feadship launched the 92-metre superyacht Aquarius in a private ceremony at its yard in Aalsmeer on Saturday 3 September. This pure custom Feadship has been created on behalf of and in partnership with an immensely experienced yacht owner. It sees Feadship once again raise the bar of perfection across the board.

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – image by Feadship

Aquarius features a resolutely contemporary exterior design with a number of archetypal Feadship elements, such as a conventional bow and raked superstructure shape.

The profile comes from the boards of the Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, which was also responsible for the interior design together with the owner’s design team in close cooperation with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.

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Leveraging on experience:
The client is a hugely experienced owner whose previous superyachts include 50-metre and 60-metre yachts. “Having enjoyed his time on yachts from renowned yards, the owner of Aquarius recognised that the only way to move up to the highest possible standard was to come to Feadship,” comments CEO Henk de Vries.

“We had been in regular contact for several years before the owner concluded that, in order to create the truly fantastic yacht he envisaged, he simply had to commission an entirely bespoke Feadship. The client is a fiercely competitive player in the hospitality business and highly ambitious in terms of his personal possessions. It has been a pleasure to work with him on this phenomenal project.”

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - image by Feadship 4

The owner agrees: “We dedicated two years of intense design work on Aquarius. As a result, she represents a perfect marriage of interior and exterior, and seamless integration with the sea. I am convinced that Aquarius will become a future benchmark for global superyacht excellence.”

Let there be light
A terrific amount of light in the ceilings and in the comprehensive (and energy-conscious) LED lighting system, combined with a phenomenal amount of glass in the superstructure, makes Aquarius one of the brightest Feadships launched to date. Moreover, as the owner is an avid art lover, Aquarius has the space for some pieces from his private collection.

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The client’s expertise in the hospitality and high-end hotel sectors is also apparent on Aquarius, with the infrastructure of the galleys, pantries and crew service areas optimised to the highest degree. The staterooms and suites are also arranged in a way that makes the most of the owner’s unrivalled understanding of luxury accommodation. Overall, the entire yacht shows off a meticulous attention to detail and perfect dimensions & scale, all within an intuitive and supremely user-friendly layout.

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - image by Feadship 8

Aquarius’ propulsion rests upon a conventional package honed by Feadship to an exceptional degree of refinement. The yard is confident that Aquarius will prove to be the quietest Feadship to date once sea trials get underway. In this as in every other aspect, this latest member of the Feadship fleet encapsulates everything that has made the Feadship name a byword for extraordinary craftsmanship and a genuinely superior owner experience.

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Further Yacht Images:

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Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - Above View image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – Above View image by Feadship

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Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch - Profile image by Feadship

Superyacht AQUARIUS at her Launch – Profile image by Feadship

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Feadship Superyacht AQUARIUS Specifications:

Builder: Feadship

Launch name: Aquarius
Project name: Touchdown
Year: 2016
Length: 92.00m / 301’10”
Beam: 13.50m / 44’3”
Draught: 4.00m 13’1”
Speed: 17 knots / 12 knots. Range: 5500 NM @ at cruising speed

Capacity
Fuel Capacity: 220,000 litres / 58,118 US Gallons
Water Capacity: 50,000 litres / 13,209 US Gallons

Design
Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior & Interior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Propulsion
Main Engines: 2x MTU 16V4000M63L 2240 kW @ 1800 rpm
Generators: 3x Caterpillar C32 – 1x Caterpillar C18 (emergency generator)

Accommodation
Staterooms: Owner’s stateroom on owner’s deck with separate his and her bathroom, massage room, media room and private balcony
Crew: 31 crew in fourteen crew cabins, one in captain’s cabin and two in staff cabins
Guests: Twelve guests in six staterooms

Water sports: 2x 9.90m tenders, 1x 8.60m tender

Image Gallery of Aquarius Photos:

 

Please contact the talented team at CharterWorld, the yacht charter experts, to charter a Feadship motor yacht or any other superyacht worldwide comparable in quality.

P/R: Winners announced for Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards

June 26, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

As electric and hybrid technology has become more efficient, a greater number of luxury yacht builders are implementing such systems in their builds. 84m/274ft SAVANNAH from Feadship in 2015 was the first luxury motor yacht to incorporate hybrid technology: the first hybrid sailing yacht was Royal Huisman’s ETHEREAL in 2008. To celebrate the innovation and achievement in this area, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards acknowledge the very best marine technology from the world over. The following is a press release from UKIP Media & Events.

Press Release

Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards winners announced

  • Awards ceremony returns for a third consecutive year, honouring the world’s finest engineers, innovations and products in the electric and hybrid marine arena
  • Wärtsilä ends ABB’s two-year dominance as Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year, while Corvus Energy scoops two on the bounce for Supplier of the Year
  • Awards presented live at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, Amsterdam RAI, Thursday 23 June

The winners of the third annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards were announced yesterday (23 June) at a ceremony hosted at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Launched in 2014, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards champion the best in technology and innovation in the electric and hybrid marine sector, and are supported by associated publication Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International.

The five winners of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards

 

An international jury of 42 maritime journalists, marine industry experts and academics from 20 countries decided the winners in each of the five categories: Supplier of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Chief Engineer of the Year, Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year and Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year.

Beating off fierce competition from Feadship, Damen, Østensjø Rederi and the US Navy, Caledonian Maritime Assets won the coveted Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year award for a second time in three years, for its MV Catriona hybrid ro-ro passenger and vehicle ferry. Launched in December 2015, the US$17.7m diesel-electric vessel is able to carry 150 passengers and 23 cars, and performs 10 return crossings a day.

Two Saft Seanergy systems are at the heart of its diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system, providing a total of 800kWh of energy storage that powers the vessel in battery mode only and in hybrid mode in combination with a diesel generator. As a result, MV Catriona saves up to 30% in fuel compensation and CO2emissions, using just 500-600 litres of fuel a day instead of 700-800 litres of fuel as used by conventional diesel-electric propulsion systems.

In the Innovation of the Year category, Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution clinched victory, with the judges impressed by its spinning cylinders that allow the main engines to be throttled back, saving fuel and reducing emissions while providing enough power to maintain speed and voyage time. It beat off fierce competition in the form of ABB’s Dynamic AC Electric power system, Akasol’s AKARack scalable lithium-ion energy storage solution, the Cell-Cool and Thermal-Stop energy management system by PBES, the Aziprop electric pod motor by Fischer Panda and the variable-speed genset by Hybrid Power Systems.

In the Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year category, Wärtsilä ended ABB’s two-year dominance by clinching the award for its sublime year, which saw a tie-up with Cavotec to jointly develop the world’s first combined induction charging and automotive mooring concept, the creation of a concept for a series of zero- and low-emissions hybrid shuttle ferries; and the supply of a complete electrical propulsion system to the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation cruise vessels. The category also saw nominations for ABB, Visedo Marine, Torqeedo, GE Power Conversion, Transfluid and Fischer Panda.

The Chief Engineer of the Year award went to Pieter Dijkstra, managing director of Visedo Marine, for spearheading the development, delivery and installation of the full drivetrain solution for the E-ferry project. The E-ferry has the largest battery capacity of any ferry in the world, and will be placed in service in June 2017 to transport vehicles and passengers between Ærø island and Denmark’s mainland. Dijkstra also oversaw the supply installation of the complete LNG-electric propulsion drivetrain for the Damen Eco-Liner inland vessel. The judges also noted that Dijkstra played a key role in the company’s acquisition of Dutch integrator and powertrain manufacturer Electric Power Conversion in January 2016.

In the final category, the Supplier of the Year title went to Corvus Energy for the second consecutive year. In 2015, the Canadian energy storage system supplier enjoyed another prosperous year, which saw it integrate a 195kWH Corvus Energy Storage System (ESS) into a propulsion system powering the world’s first electric commercial fishing vessel. 2015 also saw the company announce its latest ESS platform, Orca, and it provided ESSs for an additional nine retrofit hybrid rubber-tyred gantry cranes produced by integrator CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering. The company also fostered the development of an advanced lithium-ion battery technology. To date, Corvus technology powers more than 50 commercial hybrid and electric maritime installations. This category also included nominations for Eco Marine Power, Stadt, Echandia Marine and Aradex.

John Thornton, editor of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and co-chairman of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards, said, “It’s been another exceptional year for electric and hybrid marine technology, which has been echoed by the strength of this year’s nominees. It was certainly no easy task for the jury panel, and we’d like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for the quantity and quality of pioneering innovation produced over the past year.”

74m AMELS 242 Mega Yacht Under Sea Trials

March 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The beautiful and impressive AMELS 242 mega yacht of 74 metres has taken to the water in the North Sea undergoing sea trials near the AMELS shipyard in Vlissingen.

AMELS 242 Motor Yacht

AMELS 242 Motor Yacht

Boasting elegant streamlined exterior designed by Tim Heywood, AMELS 242 is an eagerly anticipated vessel, due to be delivered to her Owner in April. The yacht represents the first of three AMELS 242 vessels under build at the yard.

AMELS 242

AMELS 242

70m SuperYacht GALACTICA SUPER NOVA Hits Water at Heesen Yachts

March 08, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Heesen Yachts have announced the launch of their largest yacht to date, the 70-metre mega yacht project KOMETA, now called GALACTICA SUPER NOVA. The newly-launched luxury superyacht is amongst the top 200 largest yachts in the world and one of the fastest in her size range.

Heesen superyacht GALACTICA SUPER NOVA christening -  Dick Holthuis

Heesen superyacht GALACTICA SUPER NOVA christening – Dick Holthuis

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA was built with a revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) technology devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects, which Heesen Yachts were the first to utilise in construction. GALACTICA SUPER NOVA is fitted with a third engine to power a booster jet, and will be able to reach a maximum speed of over 30 knots.

Heesen GALACTICA SUPER NOVA yacht christening - Dick Holthuis

Heesen GALACTICA SUPER NOVA yacht christening – Dick Holthuis

With building experience since 1978, Heesen Yachts have became world-leaders in this sector. Boasting exterior lines by Espen Øino and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA is an evolution of Heesen’t long experience in the superyacht building and also the result of what is perceived as a growing market demand for fast transit speeds, perfectly brought together with the highest level of comfort and space traditionally associated with displacement yachts.

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA - photo by Guillaume Plisson

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA – photo by Guillaume Plisson

The vessel is also equipped with a great selection of amenities and water toys, including a tender and quad ski, which are housed in the garage situated in the forward part of the hull. This arrangement allowed for a development of a fabulous beach club that provides the owners and their guests with the possibility to enjoy a lifestyle closer to the water.

MOTOR YACHT GALACTICA SUPER NOVA - photo Guillaume Plisson

MOTOR YACHT GALACTICA SUPER NOVA – photo Guillaume Plisson

Additional notable features include a 13,500-litre contra-flow swimming pool situated on the main deck aft, also featuring a waterfall and integrated Jacuzzi for relaxation, while the glass bottom of the pool allows for natal light to filter into the beach club below. Further forward on the main deck is the touch-and-go helipad, which also doubles as an outdoor cinema that seamlessly completes the luxury lifestyle aboard this magnificent vessel.

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA SUPERYACHT - photo Guillaume Plisson

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA SUPERYACHT – photo Guillaume Plisson

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA’s head-turning exterior design by the respected international designer and naval architects Espen Oeino, who worked on a pre-established engineering platform provided by Heesen’s in-house experts, features striking lines and beautiful appearance. The designer has been able to develop a profile that celebrates Heesen’s DNA, yet at the same time brings in new design elements that make GALACTICA SUPER NOVA a truly unique vessel in Heesen’s galaxy.

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA - photos Guillaume Plisson

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA – photos Guillaume Plisson

Accommodation is laid out to welcome twelve guests on board, providing comfortable six staterooms, including a main deck master suite forward, four guest cabins on the lower deck and a VIP stateroom located on the wheelhouse deck aft. The Owner has chosen the famous Dutch designer Sinot to create light, pure and well-balanaced interior with a sophisticated equilibrium between monochromic and soft colours. The ambience on board is relaxed and informal, understated and inviting, yet extremely refined. A wide range of leathers – from galuchat to very soft calfskin – form the bases of the interior decor that includes a variety of stones such as calacatta luccicoso and various onyx. The stand-out feature in the interior is the central staircase with a crystal elevator. Steel, nickel, chrome, wood and leather flow together to form a fabulous and imposing architectural helix.

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA - main saloon - Photo Dick Holthuis

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA – main saloon – Photo Dick Holthuis

Following her launch, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA will now go through comprehensive tests in the North Sea before her scheduled delivery in May, 2016. Once delivered, she will undertake her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to Montenegro, following which she will cruise the summer in the Mediterranean, and final premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

GALACTICA SUPER NOVA specs

90ft ARCADIA at Claasen Shipyards Nearing Completion

March 07, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Truly Classic 90ft ARCADIA superyacht is nearing completion at the Dutch Claasen Shipyard and is believed to surpass even her much-admired predecessors. Designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects, ARCADIA is an innovative sailing yacht constructed to the highest standards.

TC90 ARCADIA at Claasen Shipyard

TC90 ARCADIA at Claasen Shipyard

The hull and insulations are now ready and the jobs on carpentry have already started. Technical and electronic installations are carried our by Cornelis Jongkind Yacht Installation, which recently began the preparation work by fitting the piping and cabling.

Truly Classic ARCADIA under construction

Truly Classic ARCADIA under construction

Arcadia’s interiors are also being worked on and will continue from the forward and aft extremities of the boat towards the middle, beginning with the forward crew cabins. All the woodwork is being put into the interior and installed. The master suite and guests cabins are more than half complete, with all furniture in place. The owner suite will have direct access to the amidships section of the yacht, which boasts the saloon with spectacular panoramic views.

Truly Classic 90 Yacht

Truly Classic 90 Yacht

The generators, air conditioning system, watermaker and all the hydraulics have already been installed in the engine room, with just the main engine to follow. All deck hatches are also installed, the cap rail is currently being mounted and the exterior finished with beautifully varnished teak details. The giant 35.60-metre keel-stepped mast and 11.40-metre boom are being made in carbon by Hall Spars in the Netherlands. The sail package will be supplied by Doyle and includes a mainsail, yankee and staysail, all of which will be operable from the cockpit. There is also a brilliant red and white top-down furling A3/asymmetrical. ARCADIA’s hull will feature a pristine white colour with a distinguishing red underbody.

Acadia is scheduled for launch in May 2016. In addition to this new Truly Classic 90, Claasen is currently also busy with a 77 ft Pilot Classic.