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Acico Yachts to attend Monaco Yacht Show with NASSIMA Yacht on display

September 25, 2013

Acico Yachts will participate in this year’s highly anticipated Monaco Yacht Show, starting today. The prominent Dutch shipyard will be based on Quai De L’Hirondelle, QH9, displaying Nassima yacht. Launched last year, luxury motor yacht Nassima is a beautiful 49-metre vessel, penned by Olivier van Meer Design. Her interior design is by Maja von Dewitz from Vdp Studio.

49m Acico superyacht Nassima

49m Acico superyacht Nassima

Superyacht Nassima can sleep up to 12 guests in utmost in luxury, providing them with 6 elegant and cofmortable cabins. These include one master suite, one VIP suite, as well as four twin suites. Service aboard this magnificent vessel is ensured by a crew of 8 professionals.

Motor yacht Nassima - Owners stateroom Photo credit VDP Studio

Motor yacht Nassima - Owners stateroom Photo credit VDP Studio

All-aluminium Nassima yacht is able to reach a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Acico Yachts.

New sailing yacht PELICAN 80 concept developed by Olivier van Meer & Sea Independent Custom

April 15, 2013

Following his successful Puffin® as well as Zaca® concepts, Olivier van Meer, known for his blue-water cruising inspired yachts, is introducing his latest series, called Pelican®. The first vessel of this range is the all new sailing yacht Pelican 80 concept. Pelican 80 yacht design represents  a spectacular 80-foot fast cruiser, designed to be handled by two persons and to take its owners on the ultimate journey of discovery.

New Pelican 80 Yacht Concept by Olivier van Meer and Sea Independent Custom

New Pelican 80 Yacht Concept by Olivier van Meer and Sea Independent Custom - Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

The new Pelican 80 yacht design has established the hallmarks of a classic that is designed for performance, safety, luxury and built to the highest quality. It is the performance, sea kindness, attention to detail and ingenious use of space that raises her above the competition.

Luxury yacht Pelican 80 concept

Luxury yacht Pelican 80 concept Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Olivier van Meer was one of the first designers who created real panoramic deck saloons without destroying the exterior appearance. Also the Pelican offers a deck saloon with full view. Combining a superior inside steering navcom area with an ingenious central galley next to the cockpit and opposite the raised luxury seating area. This light and airy deck saloon is connected with only a few steps to the generous and well sheltered cockpit for comfortable outside living; an unmatched ease of cockpit/galley-to-sea and cockpit/galley to accommodation communication. The separate helmsman cockpit is provided with all equipment for single handed sailing.

Superyacht Pelican 80 concept - aft view

Superyacht Pelican 80 concept - aft view Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Easy access to the hydraulic swimming platform makes the Pelican 80 superyacht concept the perfect home at sea for live aboard, cruising and long passage making.

Sailing yacht Pelican 80 concept - front view

Sailing yacht Pelican 80 concept - front view Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Some specific features of the new luxury yacht Pelican 80 concept:
- Panoramic deck saloon
- Maximum comfort of inside and outside living
- Prepared for hot and cold climates (ice)
- Generous sheltered cockpit with separate sailing cockpit
- Central galley connected to cockpit and inside dining
- Huge scullery next to the galley for stores, fridge, freezer etc.
- Easy access separate workplace with work bench, tools ,etc.
- Separate technical room for technical installation and electric systems separated from engineroom
- Easy access extreme insulated engineroom only for main engine and main genset
- Hydraulic bathing platform
- Hidden tender garage
- Separate crew cabin/children’s/extra guest cabin with own entrance.

Pelican 80 Yacht Concept - Interior

Pelican 80 Yacht Concept - Interior Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

The Pelican 80’ yacht concept will be customized for each owner in every detail. Built in aluminum of core cell/epoxy composite and equipped by a hydraulic lifting keel, twin rudder configuration and no-runners carbon rig.

Luxury yacht Pelican 80 is the ideal short-handed performance cruiser in which the experience and development of over 25 years and over 100 custom built yachts is combined Pelican 80’ is the result of an intensive cooperation between Olivier van Meer and Sea Independent.

Aboard Pelican 80 superyacht concept

Aboard Pelican 80 superyacht concept Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Great ideas are better when shared Olivier van Meer and Marcel Borgmann, CEO of Sea Independent, go under the name Sea Independent Custom, an exclusive partnership whereby van Meer designs the complete customized production drawings, the construction specifications and instructions, and the technical supervision, as well as taking on the supervision of the delivery, and Borgmann takes care of the finance and business development, including the marketing, sales, contracting, and any legal supervision.

With the vast expertise and experience of this collaboration it ensures the maximum creative and quality results, whilst the future owner is free of all the details regarding overseeing construction projects. The models will be offered via the worldwide network of Sea Independent.

Luxury yacht Pelican 80 concept - Interior

Luxury yacht Pelican 80 concept - Interior Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

The solid experience of Marcel Borgmann in Dutch yacht industry ensures a perfectionist management organization. Designer Olivier van Meer distinguishes himself with “less is more”, overall know-how and his special personal approach. All this is combined with the world-renowned high Dutch yacht building quality.

The concepts distinguish themselves in durability, ease of maintenance, safety, maximum comfort and personalized bespoke solutions. For each project and client the most appropriate site and the best suppliers are carefully selected.

In short, the client is “unconcerned” from his first ideas and wishes until after the trial cruise. He can devote time to the fun and inspirational aspects of the design and construction process.

Sailing yacht Pelican 80 concept - Layout

Sailing yacht Pelican 80 concept - Layout Image courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Main Characteristics of the new Pelican 80 yacht concept

Type : 80’ aluminium single handed fast cruiser
Building Management : Sea Independent Custom
Designer & Naval Architect : Olivier van Meer Design
Interior Design & Styling : Olivier van Meer Design
Technical Building Supervisor: Olivier van Meer Design
Classification : CE categoryA (Worldwide)
Length over all : 23.95 m
Length waterline : 22.15 m
Beam (max.) : 6.90 m
Draft : 2.30/3.80 m (Fixed keel 3.00 m)
Displacement : 47.000 kg (100% load, excl. options)
Ballast : 15.000 kg
Maximum airdraft : 24.00 m
Fuel : 2.500 l
Fresh water : 1.500 l
Black water : 800 l
Cabins : 4
Guests : 6
Crew : 2

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Olivier van Meer.

Sea Independent Custom – Great ideas are better when shared

November 29, 2012

Sea Independent Custom is an exclusive joint collaboration between Olivier van Meer and Marcel Borgmann, where van Meer designs the entire customised production drawings, the construction specifications and instruction, and is in charge of the technical supervision as well as the delivery, and Borgmann is responsible for the finance and the business development, including the marketing, sales, contracting and legal supervision.

Sailing Yacht White Rose 80 - Sea Independent Custom

Sailing Yacht White Rose 80 - Sea Independent Custom

With the vast expertise and experience of this collaboration it ensures the maximum creative and quality results, whilst the future owner is free of all the details regarding overseeing construction projects. The models will be offered via the worldwide network of Sea Independent.

The solid experience of Marcel Borgmann in Dutch yacht industry ensures a perfectionist management organization. Designer Olivier van Meer distinguishes himself with “less is more “, overall know-how and his special personal approach. All this is combined with the world-renowned high Dutch yacht building quality.

White Rose 80 Yacht - Sea Independent Custom

White Rose 80 Yacht - Sea Independent Custom

The concepts distinguish themselves in durability, ease of maintenance, safety, maximum comfort and personalized bespoke solutions. For each project and client the most appropriate site and the best suppliers are carefully selected.

In short, the client is “unconcerned” from his first ideas and wishes until after the trial cruise. He can devote time to the fun and inspirational aspects of the design and construction process. The first designs will consist of a 24 meter motor yacht and an 80′ sailing yacht. Starting next year, new models will follow; one motor sailor and a sail-and-motor yacht.

Acico superyacht NASSIMA under sea trials

August 16, 2012

August 14 saw the first sea trial successfully completed by the 49m motor yacht Nassima by Acico Yachts.  Launched last month, superyacht Nassima is due to go through a series of further sea trials followed by her premiere at the  2012 Monaco Yacht Show. She was designed by Olivier van Meer, and her lovely interiors are by VDP Studio.

49m Acico luxury motor yacht Nassima at launch Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

49m Acico luxury motor yacht Nassima at launch - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Acico luxury yacht Nassima can easily accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 beautiful and comfortable cabins. There is a master cabin, a VIP cabin, as well as 4 twin guest cabins. She also provides a stern garage for a car as well as two motor cycles, a spacious sundeck and a large sea aquarium on the main deck. Her 7 crew sleeps in modern crew cabins.

Superyacht Nassima - Lounge Photo credit VDP Studio

Superyacht Nassima - Lounge Photo credit: VDP Studio

All-aluminium superyacht Nassima is driven by twin Caterpillar 3512CHD, 1765 kW@1800 r.p.m. engines. She is able to reach to a top speed of 18 knots and comfortably cruises at 14 knots. Nassima is Lloyds as well as MCA classed.

Newly launched 49m Acico luxury yacht NASSIMA designed by Olivier van Meer

July 25, 2012

Saturday 21 July saw the successful launch of the 49m motor yacht Nassima at Acico Yachts in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. With interior design by VDP Studio, the Nassima superyacht boasts a classic timeless design by Olivier van Meer and his team, also responsible for the naval architecture, as well as the constructional and technical engineering. Nassima will make her world debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, held in September.

The launch of the 49m Acico superyacht Nassima - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

The launch of the 49m Acico superyacht Nassima - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

The aluminium tri-deck luxury yacht Nassima has a top speed of 18 knots and an economic cruising speed of 14 knots. At a speed of 10 knots, she reaches a stunning 8.600 Nm range, making her a true long range yacht.

Rear view of Nassima superyacht - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Rear view of Nassima superyacht - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Launch of the 49m superyacht Nassima - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

49m superyacht Nassima - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Nassima superyacht features a stern garage for a car as well as two motor cycles, a spacious sundeck and a large sea aquarium on the main deck. The interior is coherent through the three decks and matches the outside style of the yacht. By having the huge sea aquarium as division between saloon and aft deck, the surrounding environment of the sea is brought on deck.

49m luxury yacht Nassima hitting the water - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

49m luxury yacht Nassima hitting the water - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Luxury yacht Nassima on the water - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

Luxury yacht Nassima on the water - Photo courtesy of Olivier van Meer

The lower deck features a spacious, full beam VIP cabin as well as four twin guest cabins. Adjacent to the wheelhouse there is the captain’s cabin, her crew of 7 are enjoying modern designed cabins and crew mess with a fully independent Galley.

Superyacht Nassima - Lounge Photo credit VDP Studio

Superyacht Nassima - Lounge Photo credit: VDP Studio

Luxury yacht Nassima Salon-Dining Photo credit VDP Studio

Luxury yacht Nassima Salon-Dining Photo credit: VDP Studio

The owner will use ‘Nassima’ for worldwide cruising and extensive live aboard. This concept is a specialty of her designer Olivier van Meer who also achieved to create an extremely seaworthy and fuel efficient yacht.

Motor yacht Nassima - Owners stateroom Photo credit VDP Studio

Motor yacht Nassima - Owner's stateroom Photo credit: VDP Studio

Technical Specifications of the 49m luxury motor yacht Nassima

Design: Olivier van Meer (NL)
Naval Architect: Olivier van Meer
Exterior Design & Gen. Arrangement: Olivier van Meer
Engineering: Olivier van Meer – Acico Yachts
Interior design: VDP Studio (S)
Builder: Acico Yachts (NL)
Interior furniture manufacterer: List Interior (AU)

Construction: Aluminium
LOA: 49.18 m
LWL: 42.12 m
LBP: 41.00 m
Beam (max): 8.82 m
Draft (full loaded): 2.65 m
Displacement (full loaded): 384 tons
Gross Tonnage: 493
Class: Lloyds +100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC UMS
MCA: LY2 Unrestricted services
Flag: Cayman Islands

Main Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3512CHD, 1765 kW@1800 r.p.m.
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 7640
Propellers: 2 x Veem Ultraskew, NiAIBr, 5 blade, by Amartech,
Shafts: 2 x Duplex, water lubricated, by Amartech
Exhaust systems: Dry silencers by Halyard
Bowthruster: 1 x VT140 by Naiad
Steering Gear: Hydromar, rudders by Amartech
Stabilizers: Model 621 by Naiad
Windlass: 2 x Maxwell 11000 VW by Vetus
Sewage system: HL-Cont Plus 02 Slim by Hamann
HVCA system: Heinen en Hopman
Electricity generation: 2 x Caterpillar C6.6 Acert, 156 kVA + 1 x C6.6 Acert, 125 kVA
Control & monitoring system: Marbel by Piet Brouwer
Fire control system: Watermist by Danfoss Semco. Engineroom Sapphire by ADT

Speed (maximum): 18 knots
Speed (economic cruising speed): 14 knots
Range at 14 knots: 5.500 Nm
Fuel capacity: 72.000 litres
Fresh water capacity: 7.400 litres
Sewage capacity: 4.500 litres
Watermakers: 3 x HEM25/1600, total 18.000 litres/day
Guest Accommodation: Owners area + 5 x Guest staterooms
Crew Accommodation: 1 x Captain + 7 crew in 5 cabins

Toys and Specials: 1 Mini car, 2 motor bikes, 2 jet ski’s, 2 tenders, 1 powerboat, sea aquarium, fully equiped gym

Acico Yachts launch the 49m superyacht NASSIMA

July 20, 2012

Following a two years construction time, July 18 saw the successful launch of the 49m motor yacht Nassima by the Dutch builder Acico Yachts, held in Enkhuizen, Holland. On display at the upcoming Monaco Yachts Show, the first sea trials of the Nassima superyacht are expected in mid-August and delivery shortly after.

49m motor yacht Nassima by Acico Yachts

49m motor yacht Nassima by Acico Yachts

The full aluminium long range superyacht Nassima features a high quality interior built by List of Austria, a large sea aquarium, a fully equipped gym. Also many toys as well as two Ducati motorbikes and a Mini car are in her garage.

Nassima superyacht by Acico Yachts

Nassima superyacht by Acico Yachts

Luxury yacht Nassima’s engine room is equipped by Caterpillar engines, 3512C-HD, 1764 BkW @ 1800 rpm and  three Caterpillar generators and has a high level of redundancy on all systems. Her exterior design and naval architecture is done by Olivier F. van Meer Design, the interior concept and design by vdp Studio.

Acico Yachts delivers the 47m motor yacht LADY DEE (Project DYB47)

July 17, 2012

Following the launch of the 43.5m charter yacht Latitude in 2010 as well as the 22.8m AY74 yacht in 2011, the Dutch shipyard Acico Yachts (ex Dutch Yacht Builders) has recently delivered its 47m (154′) motor yacht Lady Dee (Project DYB47), successfully launched this spring. With naval architecture by Olivier F. van Meer, Lady Dee superyacht features exterior by Dutch designer Cor D Rover. This summer, the Acico yard is also preparing to deliver the 49m luxury yacht Nassima, expected to be presented to the public for the very first time at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

Motor Yacht Lady Dee - Image from Acico Yachts

Motor Yacht Lady Dee - Image from Acico Yachts

The total number of 10 guests are provided with the maximum comfort on board the Acico superyacht Lady Dee, boasting five luxurious and stylish cabins. These include a master suite, two double suites, along with two twin cabins. She carries a professional crew of 13, sleeping in one Captain’s cabin and 6 twin crew cabins.

Reaching a top speed of 16 knots, the 47m luxury yacht Lady Dee (Project DYB47) is presumed to be currently heading to Sardinia.

24m sailing yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic designed by Olivier van Meer

April 10, 2012

24m sailing yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic, designed by the Dutch designer as well as naval architect Olivier van Meer, represents classical appearance with minimum maintenance. Developed for long stays onboard and featuring spacious interior, the Grande Estime Classic superyacht is the perfect mixture of living, working as well as travelling with style.

24m sailing yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic designed by Olivier van Meer

24m sailing yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic designed by Olivier van Meer

The interior of the Grande Estime yacht will be completely designed according to the owner’s wishes by Olivier van Meer. Standard included are the practical solutions for e.g. technical systems, simple maneuverability and plenty of details coming from owners’ feedback and the life aboard experiences of designer Olivier van Meer himself.

Grande Estime Classic superyacht

Grande Estime Classic superyacht

Olivier van Meer superyacht Grande Estime Classic has been developed for people who want to combine living, working and traveling with style. The first client will make a one-year trip with his family, from northern Canada, straight through North America to Mississippi. Doubly insulated, equipped with ice reinforcement and adequate to dry out, this concept is meant for the coastlines and inland waters over the whole world. The clever hull lines ensure very efficient fuel consumption and a smooth behavior at sea.

Luxury yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic

Luxury yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic

The most modern materials are used for an almost silent propulsion installation. Despite the classical appearance, almost no hardwood has been used, for environmental preservation and minimization of maintenance work and costs. Important features are obviously not missing: hydraulic swimming platform with adjacent large lazaretto, hydraulically folding masts for low clearance passages and a countersunk molded seat on the front deck that can also be used as a Spa Pool.

Grande Estime Classic superyacht - view from above

Grande Estime Classic superyacht - view from above

Apart from several possibilities for subdivision, among which a version with separate crew quarters, the Grande Estime yacht can be easily navigated by two persons.

Sailing yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic - rear view

Sailing yacht Grande Estime 78´ Classic - rear view