Monday, September 15, 2014

Benetti Sell 2 Megayachts Over 100m

Benetti have been the worlds largest producer of megayachts over 24m (78ft) in length for 14 consecutive years have just revealed they have burst into the over 90m (295ft) megayacht sector revealing the advanced state of production of a 90m megayacht and the double sale of two megayachts over 100m (328ft) in length.

The two new megayachts will be built at their Leghorn facilities, well known for their size, technology, and available construction slots where 14 over 50m long megayachts are currently under construction.

Megayacht Global will update all of our readers regarding the progression of the work on these megayachts over the coming months.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The New "M/Y Kismet" Completes Sea Trials

Project Global, soon to be named "Kismet" went on sea trials for three days last month. She measures 95m (312ft) and is built for a repeat and very experienced client, who up graded from his former 68m (223ft) Lurssen megayacht which was also previously named Kismet.

Under optimal weather conditions, functional tests such as the propulsion plant, pump jet, trials of the thruster, steering system, tests of the cooling, lubrication and fuel system as well as the freshwater treatment units were carried out, as well as the smoke test in the engine room and the blackout tests The main engines were fine tuned as were the stabilizers together with the trials for the emergency and zero speed functions.

The manoeuvring tests were executed to full satisfaction and all other tests carried out on board achieved the expected results. "She is an extraordinarily quiet yacht with no vibrations", comments the technical team, much to the pleasure of the owner.

She is now back in the yard with the final few projects being finished off before her delivery this month.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunrise Yachts Launch "Project Sunset"

Recently in Antalya, Turkey five years after delivering M/Y "Africa" Sunrise Yachts confirms the launching of her sister ship this week, "Project Sunset - Hull 182". The yacht's name will remain confidential until delivery next month to its North American client.

She measures 45m (148ft) in length and is a three deck, deep sea, full displacement, transatlantic, steel hull and aluminium superstructure luxury megayacht, built to operate for private use or charter in all the seas and oceans around the world.

Her interior design was created by the talent of Nantes based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed the interior for "Africa". Similar to her sister she has dark tropical woods, contemporary and elegant decor will feature light veneers and a bright colour scheme.

Guillaume Roché, the Sunrise Yachts CEO, stated: "Just like M/Y "Africa" was one of the "star" yachts when introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show, we are confident that the new 45m will be one of the most notable yachts delivered worldwide this year in its category. We believe that the yacht further demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to continually improving our standards while remaining a competitive alternative to quality European builders."

She will be presented to the public at the Monaco Yacht Show, September 24th - 27th, 2014 and at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30th to November 3rd, 2014.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Oceanic Yachts Launch Hull #1

Oceanic Yachts in Italy have just launched hull #1 in their ultra modern new line of explorer the 90' STS which was sold last January 2014. She will make its world debut in September during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014 which runs from the 9th -14th.

She measures a total length of 27.4m (90ft). Her accommodation will include an upper deck owner's suite with private terrace and a VIP plus two guest cabins located on the lower deck. The interior design was undertaken by the in-house design studio in close collaboration with the owner. The primary timber used throughout consists of limed Grey Oak, Macassar Ebony, Wenge, lacquered wood and wood floors.

Her convertible aft deck has oversized modular sofas, the capability to stow a 6.50m diesel powered SACS tender while two 3-seater personal water-crafts, two Seabobs and one JetLev will be stored in the transom garage. An additional stand-up JetSki will be kept on the deck, right under the 1.5 ton capacity crane. This is plenty of toys for the owner and guests to enjoy.

She maintains the brand new philosophy at Oceanic Yachts whose 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, resulting in reduced overall operating costs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Feadship Launch ROCK.IT

Feadship have launched the stunning 60m (197ft) superyacht "ROCK.IT". She was created for an experienced owner who has chartered Feadships in the past. She is fast from the outside, cosy on the inside and features the first time application on a superyacht of an innovative control and manoeuvring system developed for naval applications.

"Each Feadship is unique and no two Feadship owners are the same," comments Feadship director Henk de Vries to an audience of several hundred guests at the launching ceremony. "It is our privilege at Feadship to create the most amazing yachts on the oceans for the most fascinating people on the planet, and it has been an amazing and sometimes rollercoaster ride to partner with the owner of ROCK.IT. During his many visits to the yard, we had terrific fun with this unconventional and no-compromise client. His between-your-eyes honesty and tremendous respect for and appreciation of Feadship craftsmanship pushed us to new heights. This is the epitome of the Feadship experience, which encompasses the entire design and construction process. ROCK.IT is a true 21st-century Feadship: stunning aesthetic design nestled in a super- stable oceangoing package that will truly rock the waves."

It takes only takes a few glances at her to see the challenge faced by the yard, the designers and naval architects from Sinot Yacht Design and Feadship. They had to pull out all the stops to realise the owner's vision of a striking, innovative and sporty look. "ROCK.IT is very sleek and bold without being pretentious," explained exterior designer Sander Sinot. "A natural flow of lines and surfaces makes the yacht breathe speed and exude elegance."

The awesomeness continues inside, where she has dark precious woods and light stones are blended with a detailed classic modern interior. One of the most striking features is the skylight in the sun deck canopy, which dims automatically depending on the strength of the sunlight. This allows for an open feel while keeping the comfort levels.

She contains cutting edge technology, as in the installation of a unique control system that includes a semi DP autopilot system. This will allow her to keep her heading at anchor, hovering on the main engine and the thrusters. Optimal use of the various manoeuvring modes is made by the use of a three axis steering joystick with a rotational factor.

"I was willing to accept this new system because it comes from a proven military background," said ROCK.IT's captain. "I'm also glad we did this with Feadship as it requires a high degree of confidence in the hardware and the people. This manoeuvring system represents a real step towards the future. To make it happen at this point in time, took real vision and considerable skill."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baltic Yachts Sign New 40m

Baltic Yachts announced the signing of a custom 40m (130ft) high performance cruising superyacht. To date Baltic Yachts have delivered nine fully custom yachts above 100ft built in carbon composite with the focus on comfortable cruising combined with high performance and low weight and this new 40m follows those guidelines exactly.

Nauta Design is responsible for overall exterior design, deck and interior design with the hull lines from the board of Reichel Pugh Yacht Design. She will have a full carbon sandwich construction and be equipped with a retractable propulsion system and lifting keel. Nigel Ingram from MCM will be the owner's representative on the project with the build start in September this year and delivery in summer 2016.

She will have a plumb bow and a wide stern combined with a flush deck to fulfil the owner's wishes as a passionate regatta sailor. Her internal layout will include an owner forward suite, a saloon, galley and an additional five cabins, two for guests and three for crew.

This year Baltic Yachts is delivering two new builds, a 108ft and 116ft, along with the launch of Nariida, the 105ft Wally that was in for a refit this past winter. In production Baltic Yachts have a 115ft and a 175ft project alongside this new 130ft and the Lifecycle Service department projects. It all sounds like busy times ahead for the Finnish yard.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lurssen's Ester III on Sea Trials

Ester III also known as "Project Green" has successfully finished her sea trials in the Baltic Sea under perfect weather conditions. Her final delivery is planned for the autumn of this year.

Espen Oeino gave Ester III a very noticable and masculine appearance, under clear directions from the owner. Her white and grey paint job and her vertical bow along with her angled lines give her that strong character. She has a length of 66m (216ft), a beam of 11.90m (39ft) and can accommodate all of the owner's requirements including a large pool on the main deck and a helicopter pad on the sun deck.

Her interior, which is still being installed, is designed by Reymond Langton.