Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Baltic Yachts just announced the sale of a new high performance cruising superyacht. The contract details for this sleek 35m (115ft) were finalised just before the Monaco Yacht Show earlier this year, with the build start scheduled for sometime in this month.
Nauta Design has taken on the task for her exterior styling and interior design, while judel/vrolijk has used their know how and expertise to to take charge of the hull lines (expect a fast superyacht). The superyacht will have a full carbon sandwich construction and be equipped with a lifting keel. She will be able to accommodate 8 guests in one owners suite, a VIP cabin and two guest cabins.
Nigel Ingram from MCM is managing the project with delivery taking place in Autumn 2015. The superyacht racing circuit is getting busier all the time, bring on the competition!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Oceanic Yachts is an exciting new line of megayachts from Cantieri Navale di Ostia – Canados. A range of fast explorers ranging from 27m (90ft) to 43m (140ft), which is the result of a close interaction with their customers over the 66 years the Italian builder has been up and running.
Some of the main features are: extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption which results in reduced overall operating costs.
They also designed and developed an innovative hull concept named "Displanning", a combination of the words 'displacement' and 'planning'. The "Displanning" hull concept offers the best of both displacement and semi-planning configurations, more specifically displacement at speeds under 14kts and semi-planning above that speed. The displacement speeds offer low consumption and longer range, while semi-planning offers higher performance.
The 27m pocket explorer as seen in the image below has those iconic smooth Italian lines. She will be available in two engine configurations, either a straight diesel or an electric diesel both of which will give a maximum speed of 27.5kts. Her older sister the 43m will have a top speed of 27kts and a range of 4,900nm at a speed of 8.5kts. She also has those smooth Italian exterior lines and a large aft deck for tender and toy storage on those long expeditions.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Claydon Reeves were delighted to be invited by Pendennis to submit a concept megayacht for inclusion in their 25th Anniversary Book. Meteora is the 59m (194ft) megaryacht concept created by the design studio which is influenced by car design and in particular American muscle cars.
Many modern megayachts are described as being inspired by particular cars, but usually the designs are attempting to resemble a four-wheeled object too closely. Claydon Reeves have tried to use the elements, curves, lines, and masculine appearance of "the muscle car" to create Meteora.
She has an overall exterior profile that's low and sleek but in a way even bold and aggressive. Her high bow and long foredeck give her the muscular tones of the American muscle car. Beneath her bold outer exterior is an interior that will be fully customisable by a new owner.
- Length: 59m (194ft)
- Beam: 11.8m (39ft)
- Draft 3.55m (12ft)
- Guests: 12
Monday, November 25, 2013
Lurssen have reviled they delivered the largest megayacht in the world "Azzam" which measures 180m (590ft) on 22nd October 2013.
In addition to being the largest yacht in the world with a length of 180m and with a top speed of over 30kts she adds another record in terms of building time: less than three years from steel cutting following one year of engineering, pretty impressive!
This enormous achievement was the brain child of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi who is the principal designer and the man who defined the original creative idea based on his in-depth knowledge of the environment.
Azzam's innovative design was developed by Mario Pedol from Nauta Yachts. The interior design was created by the renowned French designer Christophe Leoni who is excited to have been able to realize a sophisticated and luxurious interior in a turn of the century Empire style.
- Length: 180m (590ft)
- Beam: 20.8m (68ft)
- Draft: 4.3m (14ft)
- Speed: > 30kts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Amels has sold its first Limited Edition Amels 242. She is due for delivery in 2016 and construction of the 74m (242ft) Tim Heywood design is already well underway. Andrew Winch has been commissioned to style the interior, which will include two generously sized VIP cabins situated on main deck, each of which is equipped with a bedroom, office, guest suite and dressing room.
Part of Heywood's secret in creating such a streamlined exterior for the 242 is her very long aft deck, which features a large swimming pool, 6.5m by 3.5m. The yacht will be fitted with a dedicated owner's deck with 240 sqm of space. Some of the features include a forward looking owner's suite, his and her bathrooms and an owner's office. Aft is the owne's lounge, with large sliding windows capable of making the lounge an inside or outside area.
Located centrally on lower deck is a large, full-beam spa, with sauna, steam room, gym and fold down beach platform, ideal for taking a dive into the sea from the side of the yacht. The watersports garage is large enough to hold two 9.5m tenders, jet skis and other assorted water toys.
Amels chief executive Rob Luijendijk commented: "We are really pleased to have sold the first Amels 242, and it is great to be working once again with Moran Yacht & Ship on this exciting project. We have created the perfect balance between full custom and semi-custom construction, proven by the fact that we now have all five models in the Limited Editions range in build, from the Amels 180 up to the Amels 272. Tim Heywood's avant-garde design for the Amels 199 really turned heads at the Monaco Yacht Show, and this model is now widely acknowledged to be setting a new benchmark for the 60m luxury sector."
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Following the global success of their first Princess 40m (131ft), Princess Yachts have announced that hull #3 has now been launched at their South Yard site. She now enters into the final, all important stage of finishing and commissioning.
The 40m series is the largest composite megayacht ever built in Britain and was launched to international market in 2012 with hull #1 "Imperial Princess" claiming a World Superyacht Award.
Princess is set to add a new 35m (115ft) to its growing range of M Class cruising yachts in 2014. The new Princess 35m will be a semi-custom megayacht capable of cruising both at high and low speeds with an impressive long range and outstanding efficiency, while providing expansive deck areas and comfortable and spacious accommodation for owners, guests and up to six crew.
The M Class range of technically advanced and highly customisable megayachts now includes the Princess 32m, the new 35m and the World Superyacht Award winning 40m.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Perini Navi Group has just delivered "Seahawk", the first superyacht in their new generation of 60m (197ft) sailing yachts. With innovative hull lines and technological solutions, these superyachts guarantee speed and performance under sail along with even more volume and comfortable interior.