Cantiere delle Marche is glad to announce that another contract has been recently signed: Explorer 40.22, a 40-metre ocean-going yacht designed by Tommaso Spadolini with naval architecture and engineering by Hydro Tec.Explorer 40.22 is another example of CdM’s ingenious approach to yachting. Her clean and well-defined lines are undoubtedly those of a pure expedition vessel besides being cohesive to CdM's tradition. CdM's Explorer 40.22 encompasses all qualities that define a top-class explorer yacht.First and foremost Explorer 40.22 has been designed to handle all weather conditions. Being an explorer yacht she has a very efficient, sea-kindly and sea-worthy hull form. Safety and comfort of guests and crew are at the forefront of her design. Another distinguishing feature of Explorer 40.22 comes with how far she can navigate without refueling. Proven high-end equipments in a large and well laid out engine room designed for ease of service by crew is another fundamental feature of Explorer 40.22.“This project stems from a client who wishes to have a strong, comfortable, reliable vessel featuring technical characteristics similar to that of a merchant ship. He is indeed an Italian shipowner and has a vast knowledge of the yachting market.” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director at CdM. “He asked for a robust steel construction along with system redundancy and proven commercial-grade components to make his new yacht capable and reliable while maximizing quality oflife aboard,” Buonpensiere adds. Throughout the design and building process the Owner avails himself of a team of technical consultants that usually work with him. “The yacht is designed for family use with top class service, yet all family members don't disdain to be involved in all sort of activities on board, cooking included,” Vasco Buonpensiere says.Taking a look at both her exterior design and interior layout, it can be seen that the purpose of Explorer 40.22 is twofold. Firstly she offers comfortable cruising to her guests and secondly she allows exclusive and extended holidays 'far from the madding crowd'.“I worked with this client many times in the past and two of his most recent yachts bring my signature,” says Florentine designer Tommaso Spadolini. “He asked me for a clean and simple silhouette and generous interior/exterior areas to provide him and his family plenty of spaces to spend long holidays in total relax. These may seem very common requirements for a large yacht, yet he gave us precise indications about how private and social areas should be calibrated. He is an experienced yacht owner and he is aware of his family's expectations and habits.” As for Explorer 40.22's interior design, the Owner asked Spadolini for an elegant yet understated style. “The yacht will feature 7 guest suites, and 4 cabins for Captain and crew. All areas, both interior and exterior ones, both private and social, will pamper, delight and entertain all on board as they are on holiday,” says Spadolini. “The yacht has been designed to the standards set by a very experienced client who decided to switch from a planning yacht to a displacement one,” says Sergio Cutolo, founder and team leader at Hydro Tec. “Explorer 40.22 has been a totally new challenge for us,” Sergio maintains. “The beautiful design from Studio Spadolini required the highest degree of integration with the naval architecture and engineering to keep its unicity and perfect balance. Having already worked with Tommaso Spadolini, this was a successful and smooth process. The naval architectural aspects have been influenced by the peculiar weight distribution and from the bow profile that has been designed to the Owner’s Specific esthetic requirements. The hull is a typical round bilge displacement hull, with generous bulbous bow and flat sections aft. The beam/draught ratio has been taken to an optimal value and special provisions were taken to allow for high diameter/high efficiency propellers. Maximum speed will be higher compared to similar designs, and this was duly considered in designing the waterlines. From the structural point of view we minimized the impact of the structures on the hull and superstructures to maximize internal spaces. In the superstructure we managed to create the perfect match between the designed interior layout and windows positioning/size.”With a length overall of 42 metres and a beam of 8,50 metres, Explorer 40.22 will have a displacement at full load of approximately 400 tons. Powered by two Caterpillar C32 Acert delivering 970kW each at 2100rpm, Explorer 40.22 will reach a top speed of 14 knots with a range of 3500nm at 10 knots. Here below a short list of technical data:LOA: 42.00mLWL (at full load): 39.00mBeam: 8.50mDraft (at full load): 2.60mDisplacement (at full load): 400t approxMain engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32ACERT 970kW each @ 2100rpmTransmission: 2 x ZF 3310 free standingGenerators: 2 x Kohler 70kW + 1 Kohler 40kWMaximum speed: 14 knotsRange at 10 knots: 3,500nmFuel capacity: 60,000 litresFresh water capacity: 8,000 litresBlack/grey/bilge water: 9,000 litres
June 19, 2018
Aiming to tackle one of boating’s most stressful maneuvers – docking – Volvo Penta has revealed an advanced self-docking solution, targeted for launch in 2020.The Gothenburg, Sweden, stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race was the scene for the unveiling of what could be the most sought-after system in modern boating – Volvo Penta’s self-docking system. In a live demonstration, a 68 ft yacht fitted with the technology skillfully maneuvered itself into the tightest of spaces between two of the Volvo Ocean Race 65 racing yachts.The unveiling of the pioneering self-docking yacht technology is the latest in Volvo Penta’s ongoing ‘Easy Boating’ philosophy to make boating simple, enjoyable and accessible to more people. At its heart is the joystick-controlled Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS), a complete and integrated propulsion system – from the helm station, via the engine, all the way to the propellers.Narrow berths, changing wind and sea conditions and congested marinas will all soon be less of a challenge when docking. This is thanks to the responsiveness of the Volvo Penta IPS system, coupled with sensors and advanced navigation processing power. And, just as the system helps get the boat into the dock easily and safely, it can also enable it to securely take-off from the dock in an automated fashion.Prototypes of Volvo Penta’s self-docking technology are currently undergoing development trials. The automated docking capability comes due to the onboard electronic vessel control system (EVC), which computes steering and drive calculations in relation to the boat’s actual position and four sensors sited on the intended berth.Easy docking“Docking is one of the most challenging boat handling maneuvers – getting it wrong can be embarrassing, expensive and precarious,” says Björn Ingemanson, President of Volvo Penta. “Our IPS system has already taken great strides in making docking easier, and this new self-docking feature takes that process one important stage further. Its sensors and onboard computers react in milliseconds to changing wind and sea conditions, constantly making micro adjustments in power and steering angle of the IPS drive to keep the boat on its intended course into a safe berth. If necessary, the docking process can be paused, and the system will hold the boat stationary in the water. Even in changing sea conditions it can make the sea appear to stand still.”How it worksAutomating the docking process involves three distinct phases. Firstly, as the boat nears its berth, the system recognizes that it has entered a ‘catch zone’ and sends out a signal to the captain that it is ready to dock. Once the captain has activated the self-docking function, the boat is then (aided by GPS), automatically moved into a ‘docking ready’ position. Once the captain has initiated the final stage, the system uses a combination of GPS and sensors, both those fitted onboard and additional sensors fitted to the destination dock to automatically move the boat into a safe berth.“We have long had the ambition to make docking as easy as possible,” comments Johan Inden, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Penta. “The first step towards this was in 2006, with the launch of our joystick docking technology. This was followed by the introduction of the Dynamic Positioning System, which automatically maintains a boat’s heading and position, even during strong currents or windy conditions – ideal when preparing for docking. Now, we are taking the next important step by enabling the boat to dock itself. With our easy docking concept, we aim to attract more people to enjoy the boating experience.”Upgradeable option for Volvo Penta IPS-equipped yachtsAnother attention-grabbing feature of the forthcoming system is that it will be available not only for the latest IPS equipped boats – a retrofit version of the function is also planned, something that would make an attractive upgrade to thousands of boat owners.The initial focus for Volvo Penta’s self-docking system will be individuals who can install the system on their own private docks. Longer term, it is believed that the technology will be of considerable interest to harbors and marinas, allowing IPS-equipped boats fitted with the system to dock in complete safety and accuracy. An additional future scenario for the self-docking system is that it could be integrated with Volvo Penta’s Easy Connect application (app). The app could allow users to check if the nearest marina is equipped with the appropriate self-docking technology – or even perhaps use it to secure a parking space.Sensors on the berth help guide the yacht safely into its docking position.Safety is a primary factor in the ongoing development of the feature and, as with similar ‘self-parking’ technology in the automotive world, Volvo Penta’s docking system is not designed to be fully autonomous. While the system will also feature surround sensors that provide anti-collision alert and avoidance, the captain needs to remain at the helm during the docking process, ready to intervene if necessary.
June 19, 2018
The first boutique shipyard - Italian yard Tankoa Yachts, with a multicultural approach to yacht construction is proud to announce the sale of 50-metre model S502 Elettra to a European owner. The sales process was steered by Giancarlo Mussino of SINOS S.A.The launch is scheduled in February, 2019 with the scheduled delivery in May, 2019.Designed by Florence based Francesco Paszkowski, the second fifty meter Tankoa under construction model S502 Elettra is in terms of style a sister-ship to the first 50 meter Vertige delivered last summer. As onboard Vertige, she reveals a balanced and timeless style with a layout specifically designed for optimal circulation. Owners and guests can move from deck to deck without interference with crewmembers who have their own dedicated pathways for servicing the yacht, providing complete privacy for owners and guests.But the main innovation onboard this new 50m superyacht is her hybrid propulsion system with four different operation modes:1) Diesel electric mode - the electric motors are powered by the two variable speed generators, allowing for a 10.5 knots speed and a range of 4,900 nm.2) Hybrid mode - one of the two main engines drives feeds the same shaft electric motor to generate electrical power to run the second electric motor for propulsion and hotel load. At 12 knots, the yacht will have a cruising range of approx. 4,000 nm. The two diesel generators are inactive in this mode.3) Traditional mode - the yacht can sail at 17 knots using both main diesel engines for propulsion and a diesel generator for onboard services.4) Full-speed mode - with both main engines and generators supplying power to the two electric motors and for hotel loads, the yacht will reach a top speed of 18 knots.On the lower deck Elettra will be equipped with Gym and Beach Club, three VIP cabins with king size beds and two guest cabins with twin berths, plus crew quarters and service areas.On the main deck, the cockpit comes with an oversized sunbed, reversed U-Shaped sofa, coffee tables and a bar. On the same deck level, the interior comprises the spacious salon, galley, dining room and sumptuous master suite with office and day lounge equipped with fold-down balconies on both sides.The upper deck was designed around spacious outdoor areas for guest’s relaxation, with a dining table and access to the comfortable sky-lounge. The foredeck includes a solarium area and open-air lounge, all designed to offer the guests with maximum privacy.Comfort also reigns on the fly-deck, with relaxation areas that include sofas, sun-beds, up & down tables, a bar and a large Jacuzzi.
June 18, 2018
In February, 2017 YachtHarbour has announced that Baglietto 46m Fast was sold and named Lucky Me. Few days ago, our reader Mark Cernela, port authority worker, spotted 46-metre Lucky Me in Rovinj, Croatia.Photo by Mark CernelaThe project was introduced in March, 2014 and launched as hull 10221 in May, 2016. Powerful, aggressive lines, further highlighted by the lead grey shade of the hull, characterize Lucky Me. The trapeze-shaped windows in the hull alternate with rectangular ones arranged on two different levels, enhancing the slender shape of the hull and giving a more contemporary touch to the yacht's outer profile. Another new element characterizing the exterior lines is the compact shape of the superstructure. Photo by Mark CernelaIn June, 2016 the yacht completed sea trials and later attended various shows including Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous, Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show. Great care is devoted to the outdoor areas, so as to allow passengers to be in closer contact with the sea when both cruising and at anchor. The aft area of the upper deck hosts an open terrace overlooking the sea furnished with a large table and a spacious sunbathing area.Photo by Mark CernelaThe interiors, also pencilled by Francesco Paszkowski Design together with architect Margherita Casprini, feature impressive volumes, rarely found on planning yachts of this size. The warm shades of rosewood used for lining and floors alternate with the colder white lacquered ceilings and side panels across the entire boat. The layout features the full beam master cabin located forward on the main deck and the guest area on the lower deck. The upper deck features a salon with conversation area, the captain’s cabin, and the wheelhouse, while the crew quarters, on the lower deck, include 4 twin cabins plus a single cabin and the dinette.Photo by Mark CernelaLucky Me was sold in February, 2017 through Marine Marketing for €28,000,000 and went on charter market through Camper & Nicholsons starting from €200,000 per week. Performance wise Lucky Me, entirely built in aluminium, can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots thanks to twin MTU 16V4000 M93L engines; one of the most important naval characteristics is the reduced draft of 2,10m and for this reason she can easily cruise in shallow waters. The yacht is classified with Lloyd's Register of Shipping and compliant to MCA standards. Check our Timeline platform to get the full access to our analytics platform, that offers you a detailed report on the timeline of each superyacht, real time market view to see the yacht market developing and much more!
June 18, 2018
Previously, YachtHarbour has announced that the founder of Southern Wind Shipyard, Willy Persico passed away. Willy Persico’s untimely death caught his family, friends, partners and employees by surprise, but SWS’s founder and CEO left the shipyard well prepared for the future.Thanks to his diligent mind, his passion, commitment and foresight, Persico charted the route for a smooth transition of the shipyard by preparing the already existing management team for new responsibilities and selecting partners and shareholders who could guarantee the successful continuation of the shipyard that he was so devoted to.Southern Wind will now be run by the tightly knit team of his trusted SWS managers, who are also shareholders, with the fundamental backing and support of three SWS owners.Willy Persico left an interview in the occasion of the SWS 25th anniversary, that already outlined his plans for his shipyard’s future:“The shipyard, during its 25 years of activity, has invested significant resources in the selection and growth of management to create a strong, skilled and harmonious team which is now bearing fruit. Companies are made by people; at the Shipyard in Cape Town as well as at the offices of Pegaso in Genoa, I have my ‘pillars’ and I can count on their experience and advice from design to building and from marketing to customer care. In the future my team of managers will become the leader of the company to continue my way to build boats, or, maybe, their way to build boats.” THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SHAREHOLDERSMarco Alberti has been at SWS since 1994 and became General Manager 15 years ago. His heartfelt words express his sadness for Persico’ s sudden death and his gratitude for having worked with such an inspirational CEO. “Coming to terms with Willy’s death is a challenge for us. But he was an excellent tactician who has left us an example of passion and tenacity and a well-charted course to follow.”Andrea Micheli, who has worked with Persico since 2003 and became Pegaso Sales Manager in 2008 echoes Alberti’s words: “Southern Wind will continue to do what it does best and in the best possible way. We are honoured to take on Willy’s legacy and will continue to walk in his footsteps, moving with renewed commitment and energy towards our goals.”Alberto Del Cinque and Giampaolo Spera will flank Alberti and Micheli. Del Cinque began working at Pegaso in 1994 then became General Affair Manager in Southern Wind in 2000, and Spera has added on to two decades of experience as an executive in the nautical sector becoming Director of Southern Wind about two years ago.THE OWNER SHAREHOLDERSThe supporting group of shareholders is made of 3 passionate, faithful and committed owners, all of whom can be considered “paid-up subscriber” of Southern Wind values and philosophy. Among them, Juan Ignacio Entrecanales, Executive Vice Chairman of the Acciona Group and three times Southern Wind owner. He has these words: “Our mission will not be to substitute Willy, but to make sure that his vision and heritage go on for years to come.”The second shareholder/owner continues: “I have always considered SWS to be a family more than just a shipyard. It will be my pleasure and commitment to make sure that SWS continues to be a magnet for innovation, talent and positivity.” The third one concludes: “We all have experience as entrepreneurs on an international level and we will put that pool of expertise to work for Southern Wind so that it can continue to build the same seaworthy, elegant and performing yachts that we know and love.” While all the team will sorely miss Willy Persico, the future of the shipyard he so lovingly and diligently built is sure to be in good hands thanks to his careful and thoughtful planning.
June 15, 2018