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42m ALIVE yacht by Heesen Yachts completes her sea trials

November 20, 2014

42m ALIVE yacht by Heesen Yachts, featuring a Hull Vane®, has completed her sea trials with great success, exceeding the contractual speed by 0,5 knots. The sea trials of YN 17042 superyacht ALIVE have taken place in open waters in a slight sea state (0,70m waves) with 3-4 SW winds.

Heesen HY17042 yacht ALIVE by Heesen Yachts

Heesen HY17042 yacht ALIVE by Heesen Yachts

Motor Yacht Alive reached the remarkable maximum speed of 16.4 knots, exceeding the contractual speed by 0.5 knots!

The contractual fuel consumption prediction proved to be correct: 4000nm at 12 knots. Over 750 miles come free of charge thanks to her remarkably frugal fuel consumption, that is 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht.

Luxury yacht ALIVE by Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht ALIVE by Heesen Yachts

This is an important achievement and statement for this Dutch shipyard, as Alive superyacht is the first luxury vessel equipped with Hull Vane®.

The Hull Vane® is an under water foil that harnesses waves to produce power; this in combination with the Fast Displacement Hull Form and conventional diesel engines produces remarkable results. Proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories — Wolfson Unit and Marin — it is today confirmed at sea.

Superyacht ALIVE by Heesen Yachts

Superyacht ALIVE by Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht Alive was delivered to her Owners on November 4, 2014.

Update on 34m BN 100 Yacht by Mulder scheduled for delivery in Summer 2015

November 12, 2014

The building of the 34m Mulder motor yacht BN 100 is progressing as planned. Luxury motor yacht BN 100 is expected to be handed over to her owner in Summer 2015. She will represent the largest vessel Mulder Shipyard built so far, and also their first yacht over 300 GT.

Rendering of the 34m super yacht BN 100 by Mulder Shipyard

Rendering of the 34m super yacht BN 100 by Mulder Shipyard

Following the installation of the generators and engines in the hull and the joining of the hull and superstructure last July, work was immediately started on the insulation, pipe work and priming. Most recently the interior fit out has begun. The interior has been pre-fabricated on site at the Mulder Shipyard by the in house team of carpenters. The propulsion system is ready and the last parts of the superstructure have also been delivered, including the deck furniture, hardtop and mast. The construction progress of luxury yacht BN100 is on schedule.

British design agency Claydon Reeves is responsible for both interior and exterior design of the 34 metre full custom built, steel displacement yacht and the naval architecture is the work of the Dutch Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The Mulder 34 metre will be built to superyacht standards. The Mulder has a GT from 315 tons and will be built under RINA LY3, MCA classification and Unlimited Range. She will enjoy many features that are usually only associated with far larger yachts, in both operations and design.

ISS Design & Leadership Awards 2014 Winners

October 30, 2014

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Design & Leadership Awards. Representing superlative achievement, the awards were presented at the 24th Anniversary of ISS’s Awards Gala, which took place last night in the beautiful Florida yacht charter location – Fort Lauderdale.

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DESIGN AWARDS

Best Sail 24-40m

InukshukBaltic – 32,64m/107’2” – FrersAdam Lay Studio

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Best Sail 40m+

Mondango3 – 56,4m/185’1” – Alloy YachtsDubois NA – Reymond Langton Design

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

Best Refit

Dream – 60m/196’11” – Jones Boatyard/Dynamic Yacht Management (Abeking & Rasmussen) – Donald StarkeyBannenberg & Rowell

MY DREAM -  Main

MY DREAM - Main

Best Power 24-40m

Quaranta – 34,1m/111’11” – Curvelle – Mauro Giamboi – Alex Isaac – Incat Crowther

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Best Power 40-65m

Como – 46,22m/151’8” – Feadship – Dubois NA – Redman Whiteley Dixon

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Best Power 65m+

Galactica Star – 65m/213’4” – Heesen Yachts – Frank Laupman/Omega – Bannenberg & Rowell Design – Van Oossanen NA

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Best Interior

Como – Redman Whiteley Dixon

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION & LEADERSHIP AWARD

2014 Excellence in Innovation

Waterscapes

2014 Business Person of the Year

John Percival, Hoylake Sailing School, John Percival Marine Associates, Posthumously

2014 Distinguished Crew Award

Captain Russell Pugh & Crew of the M/V Arctic P

2014 Leadership Award

Tom & Henk De Vries, Feadship

2014 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

International SeaKeepers Society

Video: FDHF motor yacht ALIVE (YN17042) by Heesen Yachts

October 17, 2014

Built by the prominent Dutch manufacturer Heesen Yachts, luxury motor yacht Alive (YN17042) represents the first vessel of the all-new Heesen 42 meter series boasting a further development of Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), as well as the first application of the Hull Vane. Superyacht Alive thus requires 35% less power than any comparable yacht. Below is a video showing this highly innovative vessel, released by Heesen Yachts and shared by Van Oossanen NA, who were responsible for the naval architecture as well as concept development, in partnership with Omega Architects.

New 44m motor yacht YARA 44 unveiled by ISA Yachts

October 16, 2014

Ancona-based shipyard, ISA Yachts, has unveiled the all-new motor yacht Yara 44. Superyacht Yara 44 is a beautiful  44-metre all-aluminium fast displacement vessel, developed in close cooperation with Omega Design and Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

New 44m super yacht Yara 44 unveiled by ISA Yachts

New 44m super yacht Yara 44 unveiled by ISA Yachts

Luxury yacht Yara 44 boasts a unique layout with large outdoor entertainment on the main deck, creating 50% more usable space than traditional layouts. This has been optimized for the modern yachting lifestyle.

The patented fast displacement hull form (FDHF) of Yara 44 superyacht combines the efficiency and comfort of a displacement yacht with the speed of a semi-displacement yacht. The shallow draft is ideal for the Bahamas.

Based on the same engineering of Yara 44 yacht, there is also a larger, 48-metre motor yacht Yara 48 under development.

Technical Specifications of super yacht Yara 44

Top speed: 24 knots (27 and 30 knots optional)

Range: 3900 nm at 13 knots cruising speed

Volume: 465 GT

Draft: 2.05m (6’9”)

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

Video: 70m motor yacht Project KOMETA (YN 17470) by Heesen Yachts

October 14, 2014

The prestigious Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts attended this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, introducing their all-new 70m motor yacht Project Kometa (YN 17470) – the largest Heesen project to date, scheduled for delivery in 2016. With a sleek, elegant profile by Espen Øino International, interior by Sinot, and the revolutionary Hull Vane technology by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, mega yacht Kometa is the perfect combination of speed, space and style. Below is a video from the presentation of Kometa at MYS 2014, released by Heesen Yachts.

Heesen Yachts presents new 70m motor yacht KOMETA at MYS 2014

September 26, 2014

Heesen Yachts proudly presented their all-new motor yacht Kometa during a breakfast meeting in Yacht Club de Monaco, which was held at the currently running Monaco Yacht Show 2014, on Wednesday, September 24. At 70 metres, mega yacht Kometa represents the largest Heesen project to date.

Heesen Yachts unveiling the new 70m mega yacht KOMETA - Image credit to Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts unveiling the new 70m mega yacht KOMETA - Image credit to Heesen Yachts

Following on from the multi award-winning superyacht Galactica Star, the aluminium fast displacement yacht Kometa achieves a top speed of 30 knots.

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

With a sleek, elegant profile by Espen Øino International, interior by Sinot, and the revolutionary Hull Vane technology by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, Kometa is the perfect combination of speed, space and style.

Utilising the Heesen’s revolutionary fast displacement technology, super yacht Kometa is already under construction and due for delivery in 2016.

Heesen Yachts announces launch of YN 17042 motor yacht ALIVE – First motor yacht equipped with Hull Vane®

September 23, 2014

The leading Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts, is thrilled to announce the launch of YN 17042 motor yacht Alive at their facility in Oss on Friday, August 29, 2014. Superyacht Alive was christened by her Owner during a private ceremony. She will undergo extensive sea trials in the North Sea later in the autumn, and will be handed over to her Owner on October 31, 2014.

YN17042 superyacht ALIVE by Heesen - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis

YN17042 superyacht ALIVE by Heesen - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis

Equipped with under water foil (technically called Hull Vane®) luxury yacht Alive represents a dramatic advancement in performance. The sub-sea wing harnesses waves to produce power; this combined with the fast displacement hull and conventional diesel engines produce remarkable results. This has been proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories: Wolfson Unit and Marin.

Super yacht Alive is 35 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of her size and 35 per cent less power is needed to produce almost 16 knots top speed in flat sea conditions.

In seas with 1-2 metre waves, rather than hindering her performance, the yacht’s Hull Vane® technology converts the movement and generates 20 per cent more thrust and comfort is improved as the pitching is reduced by 40 per cent. Like an aircraft, as the yacht moves through water, the wing produces lift. This patented Hull Vane® technology converts this movement into thrust.

Alive superyacht allows her Owner to prioritise economy and speed. With an exceptional range of 4.000 miles, over 750 miles come free of charge thanks to her remarkably frugal fuel consumption that is 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht.

Perry van Oossanen comments: “We are delighted and proud to see that the first luxury vessel equipped with Hull Vane® is ready to sail the oceans. Heesen Yachts is proving once again to be a shipyard that dares to innovate by investing in smart technology.”

The bold exterior lines of super yacht Alive have been created by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who is also responsible for her interior design. Laupman has created a new bow design that combines a lower hull profile, and matches sea keeping behaviour with a relatively short overall length.

Alive yacht can accommodate up to twelve guests in the outdoor and indoor convivial areas. The 45 square metre open sun deck is perfect for relaxation throughout the day. The yacht boasts two large suites: the first traditionally located on the main deck forward, and the second one on the wheelhouse deck. The latter is a spectacular circular room with a centred king size bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room and gymnasium. The central positioning of the bed allows stunning, uninterrupted views of the sea thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The 30 square metre aft terrace is equipped with a breakfast table and lounge seats, completing the functionality of the Owner’s deck.

The captain commented on the launch of M/Y Alive: “She is a wonderful vessel that combines the latest achievements in the world of technology and design. For three years we have worked closely with the team at the shipyard to build a vessel that is truly personal and created to meet the highest standards of lifestyle at sea.”

YN 17042 Yacht ALIVE Main Characteristics:

Hull type: Twin propeller motor yacht Fast Displacement Hull Form

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Exterior Styling: Omega Architects

Interior Designer: Omega Architects

Classification: ABS ¥ A1 Yachting Service ¥  AMS Large commercial yacht code LY2

Material of Hull: Steel

Material of Superstructure: Aluminium

Length overall : 42,40 metre

Beam overall: 9,00 metre

Draft keel at full load : 2,60 metre

Displacement (approx. half load) : 354 tons

Tonnage : approx. 450 GT

Fuel capacity : 50.000 litres

Fresh water capacity : 12.000 litres

PROPULSION : Two MTU 12V 2000 M72 of 1080 kW at 2.250 rpm

Speed – maximum (at half load) : 15,9 knots

Range @ 12 knots : 4.000 NM

Number of guests: 12

Number of crew: 10 including captain

Hull and superstructure of Mulder 34m superyacht BN 100 joined together

August 01, 2014

The hull and superstructure of the Mulder 34m superyacht BN 100 were successfully joined together at the facility of Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk, the Netherlands, on July 24, 2014. Once completed, the 34m motor yacht BN 100 will represent the largest yacht ever built by Mulder Shipyard, and also their first yacht over 300 GT. The construction progress of BN100 is on schedule, and she is expected to be handed over to her owner in the Summer of 2015.

Hull and superstructure of  Mulder 34m super yacht BN100 being joined together

Hull and superstructure of Mulder 34m super yacht BN100 being joined together

The hull and superstructure of the Mulder 34m luxury yacht BN100 are both built in the Netherlands and were shipped to the Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk last week.  After the engines and generators were placed in the hull, the hull and superstructure were joined together and BN 100 was placed in the 58 metre long dry dock. The marriage was celebrated with a barbeque for all Mulder employees. This week there has been started with the piping and technical installations. A part of the  interior is already prefabricated at the in-house interior department of Mulder Shipyard.

Mulder 34m motor yacht BN100 from above

Mulder 34m motor yacht BN100 from above

Mulder 34m luxury yacht BN 100

Mulder 34m luxury yacht BN 100

British design agency Claydon Reeves is responsible for both interior and exterior design of the 34 metre custom built, steel displacement yacht and the naval architecture is the work of the Dutch Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Obviously the Mulder 34-metre yacht BN 100 will be built to superyacht standards. The Mulder has a GT from 315 tons and will be built under RINA LY3, MCA classification and Unlimited Range. She will enjoy many features that are usually only associated with far larger yachts, in both operations and design, and will surpass the highest expectations.

Mulder 34m motor yacht BN100 - side view

Mulder 34m motor yacht BN100 - side view

The Mulder 34m motoryacht BN100 has a contemporary style with classic details. The plumb bow runs aft with a gently stepped shear.  The aluminium superstructure blends subtle lines with flush glass, rising gently towards the stern.  The 34 metres long and 8 metres wide yacht accommodates eight guests in two VIP staterooms and a further two double cabins that can convert to twins – all with en-suite facilities.  The VIPs offer two distinct environments, one being full beam on the lower deck with large portholes and an outlook close to the water’s surface. The other VIP cabin forward on the main deck features a large window directly above the bed to give you a wonderful view of the stars at night. The yacht can accommodate up to seven crew members.

Mulder 34m super yacht BN100

Mulder 34m super yacht BN100

Mulder 34m Yacht BN100 - aft view

Mulder 34m Yacht BN100 - aft view

The interior of Mulder 34m yacht BN100 welcomes you on the main deck aft with the main saloon enclosed by full height opening glass panels so you never feel completely separated from the water. On both sides of the dining room there is full height glass to maximize natural light in this area. In order to add a further 50% of external space to the dining room, the glass windows on the starboard side can open leading to a balcony folding down from the bulwark. This ensures a spectacular view during dining.

Below is a video showing the joining of hull and superstructure of the Mulder 34m luxury yacht BN 100:

Technical Specifications of Mulder 34m superyacht BN100:

Length over all 34.00 metres

Beam over all 8.00 metres

Draft 2.15 metres

GT 315 tons

Hull Steel

Superstructure Aluminium

Classification RINA LY3, Unrestricted range, MCA

Range Transatlantic

Exterior design Claydon Reeves

Interior design Claydon Reeves

Naval architect Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Engines Caterpillar C18 500kW @ 2.100RPM

Maximum speed  13 knots

Accommodation Sleeping 8 guests in 4 state rooms

Crew 7 members

Sea lounge 60 sq/m

Dining room 24 sq/m

Sun deck + Jacuzzi  75 sq/m

Master Stateroom 1  32 sq/m

Master Stateroom 2 28 sq/m

Guest cabin 2 x 11 sq/m

Crew area 42 sq/m

Lazarette (toys & tenders) 32 sq/m

Eight new yachts on offer at Merrill-Stevens Yachts

July 09, 2014

Eight new yachts from the top European designers – Espen Oeino, Hot Lab, Rolls-Royce Marine, Omega and Vripack – are currently on offer from RMK Marine’s award-winning shipyard. The yachts will be constructed to U.S. specifications and delivered at RMK Merrill-Stevens shipyard in Miami.

85m (280’) mega yacht NVC 85Y designed and powered by Rolls-Royce Marine

85m (280’) mega yacht NVC 85Y designed and powered by Rolls-Royce Marine

“It’s a new chapter in American yachting,” states Paul Madden, head of new construction at Merrill Stevens Yachts. “Now you can have your European built mega-yacht, with U.S. specs, delivered to you in Miami where the warranty and ongoing service is provided by America’s oldest and most respected yacht company.”

RMK4800 Yacht designed Espen Oeino

RMK4800 Yacht designed Espen Oeino

RMK4900 Yacht designed by Omega Architects

RMK4900 Yacht designed by Omega Architects

The portfolio of new build mega-yachts spans from the 85-meter (280’) superyacht NVC 85Y, designed and powered by Rolls-Royce Marine, down to a very practical 110’ Vripack Explorer yacht (which is part of a Vripack-designed award-wining Explorer series that goes up to 175’). Both Espen Oeino and Omega Architects have created yachts that share a new 49-meter Fast Displacement Hull which is a patented new hull form designed by Van Oossanen & Assoc. and used by Heesen.

RMK5000 Yacht designed by Hot Lab

RMK5000 Yacht designed by Hot Lab

Italian design house, Hot Lab, has delivered an innovative design for the RMK 5000 Explorer yacht. The 164-foot mega-yacht features an ice-class hull with either diesel or electric propulsion packages for long-range cruising. The Luxury Explorer’s aft deck features a helipad and room to stow a 30- foot tender, a submarine, a hovercraft, personal watercraft, and diving equipment.

RMK Explorer 120 Yacht designed by Vripack

RMK Explorer 120 Yacht designed by Vripack

RMK Explorer 175 Yacht designed by Vripack

RMK Explorer 175 Yacht designed by Vripack

“Our clients can spec out their yacht, and even select interior marble, fabrics and furnishings right in our Miami new build center,” comments Paul Madden, who has also represented Blohm+Voss and CRN Ancona. “We conference directly with the shipyard’s naval architects and project managers via Skype and can watch the vessel being built in real-time on an I-Pad. This is the new way to get the best of both worlds – a European build with a reliable U.S. shipyard overseeing everything.”