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Fairline to launch the new 50ft SQUADRON

June 01, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Fairline Boats Squardon 50 Series

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats is adding to the latest generation Squadron yacht  range with the introduction of a 50ft model, scheduled for launch during summer 2011. With its cleverly designed interior layout arrangement, the three cabin, three en-suite Squadron 50 yacht provides an unsurpassed amount of living space in its class. The master... ... read full story

Two Neptunes for HEESEN YACHTS at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards

June 01, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Superyacht Awards 2010 - Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that on May 22nd in London’s Guildhall their yachts Celestial Hope and the yacht Blind Date were each awarded with a Neptune trophy, the highest recognition a yacht builder could hope to receive. The 47-metre Heesen, Celestial Hope Yacht wins the ‘Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht of over 40-metre... ... read full story

ICON Yachts launch YACHT FLORIDA and are scheduled to launch YACHT MIDLANDIA in 2010

June 01, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Following a a launch and delivery of the 62.50 m superyacht ICON 62 custom built in 2009, the company is currently working on two new projects, yacht FLORIDA and yacht MIDLANDIA. ICON Yachts is a relatively new name amongst luxury yacht builders. The company is based in Holland and offers customised superyachts built on a... ... read full story

Managing Director of ICON Yachts B.V. Wim Koersvelt steps down from his post

June 01, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Following the recent launch of the second ICON superyacht Florida  the company has released a statement in regards to changes in the management: “With the completion of Project Florida coming nearer, ICON Yachts BV is ending the pioneer phase and will now consolidate the internal organisation and build further on the platform philosophy. For this... ... read full story

Jen Wartena appointed as general manager by Icon Yachts

June 01, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

After the launch and delivery of the first Icon superyacht and with two motor yachts, yacht FLORIDA and yacht MIDLANDIA soon to be delivered, the Icon Yachts shareholders have appointed Jen Wartena as general manager in place of Wim Koersvelt. Wim Koersvelt is to remain with Icon as a consultant. ... read full story

Sanlorenzo SD122–FX wins the World Superyacht Award 2010 for the best semi-displacement or planning motor yacht 30m – 39m

June 01, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

World Superyacht Awards 2010

Sanlorenzo SD122 – FX, GRP semi-displacement hull, won the prestigious international World Superyacht Awards as best semi-displacement or planning motor yacht 30m – 39m. Sanlorenzo SD122 – FX superyacht has been selected by a qualified panel of international judges composed by superyacht owners. The award has been handed over in London – Saturday 22nd May... ... read full story

Mulder 72 Convertible: New flagship for successful range

June 01, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Mulder 72 Convertible -  Profile

Mulder Shipyard have been commissioned to build a ‘Mulder 72 Convertible for a client in Germany. The motor yacht Mulder 72 Convertible will be based on the Mulder 68 Convertible, with a slightly extended length measuring 22 metres. ... read full story

Louis Vuitton Trophy: Mistral Monday

May 31, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The forecast mistral is raging at full force in La Maddalena. With gusts well over 30 knots, todays racing is cancelled. ... read full story

42 m Langan Superyacht launched by Holland Jachtbouw

May 31, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Holland Jachtbouw are delighted to announce the launch of a 42-metre, semi-displacement motor yacht Langam for repeat yacht owners. Designed and built to Lloyds and MCA, this project reaffirms the ability for Holland Jachtbouw to create bespoke powerboats of the highest calibre. The superyacht’s official name will be shortly unveiled at the Christening ceremony. ... read full story

The Bray 42 metre Ocean Explorer Superyacht Design

May 31, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The hangar system on the Bray 42 m Ocean Explorer motor yacht places the helicopter into what would typically be the central engine room space, but in this case the below-decks area is split into port and starboard mechanical bays either side of the hangar. Through the use of diesel/electric propulsion we were able to fit a standard-shafted drive system with the electric motors mounted on the prop shafts below the sole plates. A standard diesel propulsion system utilizing aqua-drive couplings is also an option. ... read full story

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