Monday, May 20, 2013
Perini Navi owners from around the world will be taking their superyachts to Porto Cervo in Sardinia for the fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup which will take place from the 28th to the 31st of August 2013.
The event is organised in collaboration with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This event is a must see for any yachting fan as its not every day you have more than 15 Perini Navi yachts beside one another on the dock. The event already has 18 yachts registered so the numbers can only get bigger. It will be run over three days and some of the yachts already registered include new 60m (197ft) model Seahawk, the 56m (184ft) Panthalassa, the latest 45m (148ft) Clan and the more racing styled 38m (124ft) P2.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Palmer Johnson have successfully launched their largest megayacht to date, the 65m (213ft) Lady M that was built under the project name Stimulus. Her external lines show the signature Palmer Johnson unbroken line from her stern to bow which gives her that bold sporty look. The combination of Palmer Johnson and Dan Lenard from Nuvolari-Lenard design have produced sexy yachts in the past but Lady M has raised the bar even higher.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Artemis team member Andrew "Bart" Simpson as news came in today of his tragic death in a fatal indecent which occurred in the San Francisco bay area.
The AC72 challenger was performing a bear-away maneuver when one of its bows dropped under the water flipping the boat. Andrew Simpson was believed to be trapped under the boat in the incident, attempts were made to revive him on the water and also on land but tragically he lost his life.
Andrew Simpson was a British double Olympic champion and a core member of the 11 man crew on the Artemis AC72 team who are challenging for the most prestigious sailing trophy "The Americas Cup" later this summer.
This is truly a shocking story that rocked the yachting industry across the world as it has lost one of their elite Andrew "Bart" Simpson. More information on the story can be found at Artemis Racing
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The power of the newly launched WallyCento "Magic Carpet3" was unleashed as she stole the show with a stunning performance at the Gaastra Palmavela Regatta which ran from the 1st - 5th May. She beat her closest competitor by 5 to 20 minutes in every race during the regatta and this is only just two weeks after she was launched. If she can do this now what will she be able to do later in the season? We think a lot of winning.
"I'm highly satisfied with the outcome of this groundbreaking project, that engaged myself and my team for over two years" says owner and helmsman Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones "Magic Carpet3 is precisely what I wanted and expected her to be, totally fulfilling my goals and briefs. She is the natural evolution of my breed of yachts: very fast, beautiful, comfortable, technologically advanced, and easy to sail".
The WallyCento is the newest generation of the racer-cruiser which is developed by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design and Magic Carpet3 shows the formidable Reichel Pugh race design pedigree as owner Sir Owen-Jones explains: "As a truly passionate yachtsman and lover of performance and technology, the starting point of the development of Magic Carpet3, that is my third Wally, was the brief to design the fastest cruiser-racer in the World, with no limitations or other requirements." explains Sir Owen-Jones "We selected Reichel Pugh because they have great experience of designing very high performance maxi racers. They successfully interpreted the WallyCento box-rule and produced along with Wally, an explosively fast boat on all points of sail and in all wind conditions".
On deck she can accommodate up to ten guests comfortably for formal dining and down below the saloon/dining area, lounge, navigation and office separates the service area aft from the guest accommodation that includes two double en-suite guest cabins and the owners suite with en-suite and shower room.
- Length: 30.47m (100ft)
- Beam: 7.20m (24ft)
- Draft: 4.40m (14ft) keel up
- Draft: 6.20m (20ft) keel down
- Mast Height: 47m (150ft)
- Guests: 6
- Crew: 4
- Design: Wally/Luca Bassani
- Naval Architecture: Reichel Pugh Yacht Design
- Launch: 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Last Monday the 29th of April 2013 the CRN yard in Italy launched their eighth superyacht in their successful Navetta 43 series and also their second launch of the year. Christened Lady Genyr she measure 43m (141ft) in length and is slightly different that the others in the Navetta series as she sports a new sun deck layout and an internal lift. The other Navetta 43s in the CRN fleet are: Emerald Star (delivered in 2007), followed by Hana and Rubeccan (2008), Sofico (2009), Eviva and Kate (2010) and Lady Trudy (2011).
Lady Genyr was no exception to the Italian vibe as the CRN yard kept to their tradition of an entirely Italian made superyacht, as all of the suppliers involved were mainly local. Her external design and interior layout were left in the capable hands of Italian design studio Zuccon International Project, while CRN were responsible for the naval architecture and the interior design.
Some of her distinctive features are that the owners suite incorporates a private balcony, a lift links all four decks and she has a spacious sun deck, which makes her look larger than the other Navetta 43s. She will be able to accommodate up to 10 guests in one owners suite and four VIP guest cabins.
Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN commented "Lady Genyr's launching is a further important step for CRN in establishing itself among the top players of international yachting. Just three months from the historic launching of the 80m 'Chopi Chopi', the largest pleasure vessel ever manufactured by CRN, the eighth Navetta 43 was put to sea. This continuity shows the commitment and the productive capacity of the Shipyard that has shown itself capable of combining innovation and tradition, creating tailor-made products for each Client".
She will remain at the yard for the next couple of weeks as the final finishing touches are added to the interior before she is delivered to her owner in July.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
News just out, we finally get the first look at the stunning 65m (213ft) "Galactica Star" that was launched by Heesen Yachts on the 25th of March 2013.
The concept was presented to the superyacht community in September 2010 at the Monaco Yacht Club and the contract for the construction of the first 65m FDHF was signed just one month later, in October 2010. Construction took place at the Heesen facility in Oss where the laying of the keel was marked with an official ceremony in February 2011.
Van Oossenan naval architects have designed a sophisticated hydrodynamic hull shape that will be 30% more efficient than your traditional round bilge superyacht design. Her advanced design combines a special hybrid hull form that results in a very low wave profile over the entire speed range, while also improving manoeuvrability. This provides low running costs for Galactica Star, as well as lowering the environmental footprint due to reduced engine emissions. Your perfect green superyacht.
Frank Laupman at Omega Architects was responsible for the streamlined exterior lines, while Bannenberg and Rowell Design have created the sophisticated interior. She is scheduled to leave the Heesen facility in a few weeks, where she will head to the North Sea for some intensive sea trials before she is handed over to her new owners in June 2013.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The aluminium hull number C.2227 is first superyacht in Perini Navi's new generation 70m (230ft) series and the second longest superyacht in the Perini Navi fleet after the 88m (288ft) clipper The Maltese Falcon, has just been turned at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey.
Franco Romani, Director of the Technical and Design Office at the Perini Navi was present at the turning operation, along with the whole staff of the shipyard. The momentous turning operation needed four cranes and only lasted for about 30 minutes, quite a short time for something so big don't you agree? Romani commented saying, "It was a thrill to see the lines and shapes that I had worked on finally come to life. It was a very special moment where I also was impressed not only by the hull's beauty but also by the high quality of the construction standards. I’m sure that this project is a real step forward in the evolution of design and technological innovation."
The interior layout was designed in house by Perini and decorated by the American design studio PH Design. It will have an open space main saloon that combines both living and dining areas. The lower deck will have four guest cabins, all en suite, and a full beam owner's suite with double baths and office and lounging areas. She is scheduled for delivery in 2015.