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Is the AXOPAR 37 Sun-Top the perfect chase boat?
A new Chase Boat has entered the market and it’s quickly climbed the ranks to our number one spot, says Chase Tenders.We’re finding it difficult to find another Chase Boat that offers the perfect mix of boating and hospitality like that of the AXOPAR 37 Sun-top. High-build quality, unique in design and versatile, the Sun-Top is ideal for owners, guests and crews alike.If you’ve ever asked yourself the question ‘How does a Chase Boat benefit us more than a traditional garaged tender or RIB?’ we think the Sun-Top might be the answer. We understand that, in the world of 35 foot plus superyacht tenders, there’s a broad range of high-quality boats, all promising stand-out features that can quickly turn heads. So, to make things easier, we’ve broken down why the AXOPAR 37 Sun-Top is the Chase Tender team’s Chase Boat of choice for the coming season. Let’s start with the space on deck, offering a range of different social dimensions. The Sun-Top offers an extended length roof when compared to its T-Top counterpart; offering maximum shade and weather protection, and with a full-length Sunbrella canvas section that can be opened with ease, you can quickly turn it into an open boat. You can choose a manually-controlled canopy or upgrade to the fully electrical or fully enclosed options.Underneath the Sun-Top, there are seven fixed seating positions which can be arranged to be forward facing, or seated around a central dining table. The Sun-Top also benefits from a large foredeck seat, where you can sit back and relax or use as a sunbed. With such a large amount of deck space available, the Sun-Top provides an easy walkaround side deck, allowing guests, especially younger ones, to access all parts of the boat comfortably and safely, a standout feature compared to other typical Chase Boats of this size.You can choose to add the optional aft cabin, though as standard, the vessel offers a well-equipped double forecabin featuring a toilet, sink and air-conditioning (if specified). The aft offers a sunbed above, or you can choose a wet-bar with fridge, electric grill and sink in its place. On top of that, the vessel offers up to two drawer-type refrigerators on deck along with two large storage lockers, which holds enough food & drink for all-day hospitality. This is ideal for owners and guests pursuing an al-fresco dining experience wherever and whenever they can.For guests, there is a large amount of deck space aft and a boarding ladder, coupled with a ski frame, making the Sun-top a fantastic choice for watersports enthusiasts. This not only means you have very satisfied guests, but ensures the parent vessel as a package stands out as an exceptional charter amongst its competitors. Chase Tenders has also successfully equipped many Sun-Top models with a bow towing eye, allowing flexibility to conserve its fuel during passage making, or for all crew to be available on the parent vessel.When comparing it to the competition, the AXOPAR 37 Sun-Top comes equipped with a well specified list of options, a pair of Mercury Verado 350HP outboards (capable of 45 knots), delivery and commissioning for circa €210,000 plus TAX. Compare this to an Ex. works, Ex. TAX price of €580,000 for a Wally Tender. When you take into consideration the need to update tenders on a regular basis due to high hours, wear and the need to keep the parent vessel’s treasure chest new and appealing, the Sun-Top certainly offers excellent value.The 37 Sun-Top is available to order from Chase Tenders ready for the 2019 season!Favourite features:· Forecabin - All 37 models have a spacious and bright forecabin with lounge seating, a queen size bed, a fixed cupboard and a toilet with privacy curtains.· Sunbed on Foredeck - The foredeck features a large sunbed with cup holders and optional cushions· Adjustable table in Cockpit - The 37 TT and ST models are fitted with an adjustable table in the cockpit. The front seats can be turned to face the sofa for entertaining 7 guests by the table.· Day Cruiser Aft Cabin - All models can be equipped with a day cruiser cabin on aft deck sleeping 2 persons with twin flush Lewmar roof hatches and side windows.· Walk-around Deck - All 37 models feature a walk-around deck for easy handling and access.· Sun-Top with Sliding Canvas Section - The 37 Sun-Top gets its name from the huge sliding canvas mid section which lets you either enjoy the sunshine in the cockpit or shield yourself from strong sunlight and heat.What clients say:Tristan Mortlock, Captain of MY AWOL:"We bought "Chasing AWOL" (AXOPAR 37 ST) from Chase Tenders beginning of 2018. It was a very easy, pleasant and smooth experience. We are very happy with the result and very happy with the boat. It's been a great addition to the mother ship and we highly recommend it as a chase boat to any vessel. Big thank you to Chase Tenders, we're looking forward to a great summer".Jonathan Wiehahn, Tender Captain of MY Mischief“I’ve had the pleasure of captaining a 37 AXOPAR for the summer. She’s been a great tender and easy to manage and manoeuvre.On the managing side, as it’s a fairly basic boat, there is not much to go wrong. Everything is in an accessible place so doing my morning checks of bilges and all systems it was easy. I really like the improvements from the previous AXOPAR to the current one we have.In calm weather she gets up on the plane easily and just glides through the water. Get the trim tabs correct and trim the engines and you can easily do 48 knots. In slightly heavier conditions you just need to get your angle into the swell right and she just rides right over with easy, keeping guests dry. And close quarter manoeuvres she’s very easy to handle and with the bow thruster you can get into very tight spaces and make it look easy”.Sponsored by Chase Tenders
70-metre custom yacht project She by CRN
CRN presents She, the new 70-metre custom yacht project with a sophisticated style and delicate harmony of form. The new concept has been developed by the CRN Technical Office working closely with Vallicelli Design, the Italian architecture and design studio helmed by Andrea Vallicelli and Alessandro Nazareth. As her name suggests, the She design concept exudes a certain femininity of touch with a subtly seductive construction, as can be appreciated in the generous spaces on the decks and the ample, welcoming interiors. The slender profile and linear styling, with the horizontal line inscribed from the bow all along the hull and around the transom, lend the architectural composition a certain effervescence.The clarity of the design shines through in the hallmark blend of geometrical expressiveness and the fluidity of the decorative elements. This personal aesthetic signature is visible both in the lines of the side gunwales, forming two wings in the fore area on the upper and owner decks, and in the beauty of the forward canopies and glass railings. With her five decks, array of outdoor areas, and transcendent interior comfort, She is designed for an owner who loves to spend long periods on board with their guests while savouring the cruising experience.“She is a new design of considerable potential, defined by her flexibility, sophistication of line and generous interior and exterior spaces devised by Vallicelli Design in what is proving a highly satisfactory partnership. We are hard at work on various projects, starting with the new 70m vessel for which we now have a signed contract, as recently announced”, commented Stefano De Vivo, CRN Chief Commercial Officer. “Working with CRN is always an exciting challenge, and this project is no exception. As the yacht’s name suggests, the softness and delicacy of feminine forms have strongly inspired this design and its fluid, elegant lines”, added Andrea Vallicelli, Architect at Vallicelli Design.
An unprecedented transport of a luxury yacht from Europe to Las Vegas
Ocean Transport, today announced it has successfully transported the newest luxury yacht from Numarine 78 HTS Designed and furnished with state of the art electronic from Furrion LTD, from its manufacturing facility in Turkey to Port Hueneme, California (14,557 Nautical Miles) then over land, crossing the Rocky Mountains to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (2019 CES).This has been the largest yacht ever moved in the United States, moved over land and crossing the Rocky Mountains, traveling a round trip of over 700 miles. Ocean Transport, completed this ocean voyage and land transport, which many other companies said was impossible, in a record amount of time to meet the deadlines for the CES show.The Luxury Yacht Numarine 78 HTS furnished with state of the art electronic from Furrion LTD is now on its way from California to Miami and will be an icon for Numarine and Furrion LTD at the Miami Boat Show in Miami Beach, Florida. Ocean Transport is a leading expert in global logistics. As a fully licensed & bonded freight forwarder, Ocean Transport delivers comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions across many sectors of the industry.
Report on death of 81-metre superyacht Kibo (now Grace)
On the morning of 03 May 2015, the large private yacht Kibo (now Grace) was at anchor off Portals Nous in the island of Majorca. A party of 6 guests were on board.As was the normal practice when guests were on board, the work day started early by cleaning the exterior of the yacht and preparing various equipment and facilities for the use of the guests. It was decided that this would be a suitable opportunity to clean the rubbing strakes (known as “rub rails”) on the yacht’s hull approximately 3m above the waterline. This work involves a crew member working over the side of the yacht supported by a safety harness and a “bosun’s chair” that were secured to the yacht’s bulwarks. A deckhand / assistant engineer (“the Deckhand”2) was chosen for the cleaning duties and commenced the overside work, under the supervision of the Chief Officer (C/O) and the Third Officer (3/O).After working over the side for approximately 50 minutes, the Deckhand fell from the worksite into the water and sank below the surface. An on board rescue was commenced, and the Deckhand was recovered from water. The time from the Deckhand falling from the worksite to being recovered back on board the yacht was approximately 13 minutes. First aid was administered, and an ambulance was arranged from shore. With first aid continuing, the Deckhand was transferred to shore in the yacht’s tender where he was transferred to a local hospital for treatment.Due to being deprived of oxygen while under water, the Deckhand suffered hypoxic brain injuries and was left severely disabled. On 07 June 2017 the Deckhand died of bronchial pneumonia brought on by his immobility following the accident. A ruling of accidental death was recorded following an inquest at Birmingham Coroner’s Court.The investigation found that the primary cause of this accident was poor working practices on board and a failure to follow the yacht’s documented safety management system (SMS).
MEISSEN for Dynamiq: German craftsmanship meets Italian boutique yacht brand
Dynamiq starts the New Year with exciting news and we are proud to announce a collaboration with the oldest and one of the most prestigious porcelain manufacturers in Europe: MEISSEN in Germany was founded in 1710 and is renowned around the world for its centuries of craftsmanship and artistic tradition. "Dynamiq’s philosophy is to work with the best companies in the industry, and with MEISSEN we are now able to offer their beautiful porcelain to our clients,” says Paola Gorla, Dynamiq’s Head of Interiors. "The Crossed Swords insignia of MEISSEN is synonymous with the highest-quality porcelain and can be seen in the top hotels and on the most luxurious yachts, including Dynamiq yachts in the future.”With two hand-picked collections perfectly fitting the interior style of Dynamiq yachts, the “MEISSEN for Dynamiq” package includes plates, cups, vases and decorative items, which can be further customised for the client by adding the yacht name or initials onto each item. Tailor-made porcelain storage will also be installed on board the yachts for safe storing."We are very happy to work with Dynamiq. We definitely share some synergies in innovative design and modern attuned products. ” says MEISSEN CEO Georg Nussdorfer. “Our dedicated specialists will be happy to support Dynamiq’s client in finding the right porcelain for him or her, as well as further personalising the collections to their needs."The base price for the full porcelain set of “MEISSEN for Dynamiq” is 26,000 euros. The exclusive package is now available via Dynamiq’s Online Configurator.