As we are approaching the end of this year and still getting news about continuing lockdowns, it is interesting to check some yacht concepts from social media influencers. Norwegian Instagrammer (@theyachtmogul) recently teamed up with yacht designer Bhushan Powar to release his own superyacht concept. Now, with over 312,000 followers, ‘The Yacht Mogul’ has come a long way. The influencer attempted to understand what people want in various aspects of yachts.The influencer's wanted to bring something new to the yachting content.Having engaged with his fan base, he understood what could be the perfect yacht.The 91m superyacht concept Mogul appeals to the highest end of the luxury yacht market. Built around the philosophy of connection to the sea, featuring panoramic 180 degree sea views from the full-beam owner’s suite located on the main deck forward, Mogul ‘takes the name to the next level’ for a ‘wealthy, visionary owner’. Other exceptional features include a large infinity pool on the lower deck aft, as well as a fully equipped beach club and unique slanted bow.Social media influence will never replace the yacht designers and technical expertise of yacht design. But there is definitely something interesting in these designs.Credits: @theyachtmogul
November 27, 2020
Haven, developed by ShadowCAT and australian naval architect as well as engineering service firmIncat Crowther, is described as a “protective layer” to the owner’s mothership. By its design it helps owners and charterers to maintain COVID-secure social bubbles on board as there is an acting buffer between the main yacht and outside world.This year has brought so many changes and even to yachts designs. Haven will act as a COVID-19 testing facility and quarantine space before allowing guests and crew to proceed onto the mothership.The yacht's key features will include a laboratory and a hospital, allowing the monitoring of all crew on board Haven and the mothership. The owner’s crew will only come into contact with tested Haven crew. All new guests and crews will have to pass through Haven for testing before boarding the mothership.The main part of the ship will have no direct contact with the shore. All stores and transfers will be handled entirely by Haven.Haven has a multihull design which allows it to operate in two zones contained in the separate hulls. Shore zone will deal with any potential risk of infection, such as new guests, crew or stores. The yacht side meanwhile will remain tested and clean.Air conditioning and circulation systems have been specifically designed along with “nanotechnological surfaces” to destroy viruses and bacteria.Haven will including storage for Jet Skis, tenders, diving centre and decompression chamber as well as a submarine. A helicopter landing page and fuelling area can be also found on board. There is also the option to add a dedicated hangar.Haven also features hydroponic gardens, research labs and offices for security and aviation staff.The 68.2m-long catamaran platform has two MTU 16V4000 M73L SCR main engines and aa range of 5,500nm at 12.5k.Credits: Incat Crowther
November 27, 2020
The largest series composite yacht, the 53.34 metre Gulf Craft flagship Majesty 175 was launched at a ceremony attended by the owner in the UAE. The Majesty 175 has been in the making for four years and it was first announced at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. The 54-metre tri-deck yacht has a beam of 9.6 metres and a gross tonnage of 780.Her naval architecture is the work of Yankee Delta Studio and her exterior and interior design comes from Cristiano Gatto.The Majesty 175 offers accommodation inside 780GT interior for up to 14 guests in seven staterooms, including the owner's suite located forward of the upper deck. The owner's cabin also have direct access to the five metre swimming pool. The owner’s suite is situated on the upper deck forward allowing dual side access to a 5-metre-long pool with a unique swim-stream feature. Crew accommodation comprises six cabins and a private captain's cabin.The Majesty 175’s composite structure allows her to cruise through shallow waters, only drawing a draft of 2.25 metres. She is equipped with an ethernet and Wi-Fi network that integrates as an automation system for controlling devices, lights, curtains and blinds. The Majesty 175 is propelled by two fixed-pitch propellers which are powered by twin MTU engines, Majesty 175 is equipped with TRAC fin stabilisers. She can cruise a transoceanic 4,000 nm at 10 knots and her top speed will be closer to 16.5 knots.Speaking about the launch, Gulf Craft’s chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali said: “This is a very special day in the history of Gulf Craft. I’m proud of everyone who contributed to this magnificent jewel and to launch it today as the largest composite production megayacht in the world. This project took 4 years of hard work and dedication from the entire team to manufacture. I believe that with building the Majesty 175, we have set a new trend in the market that many shipyards in the world will follow.”
November 27, 2020
Construction is still happening on the first hull in Sunseeker's 90 Ocean 27.5 metre model, which exited the shed in preparation for launch and completion. The model is underway at a new production facility at the main Sunseeker shipyard in Poole. The model is on schedule to be presented at the 2021 Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. Embodying the “feel of a true superyacht,” the 90 Ocean combines "striking lines" with an open plan interior.A standout feature of the 90 Ocean is the 6m x 4m beach club, which will have an in-built barbecue, adjustable, integrated X-TEND sunbeds and rain shower. Automated electrically, these beds can be raised upwards to face the cockpit or lowered to face aft from the beach club. The deck area is large enough to store a Jet Ski, Williams 460 SportJet and two SeaBobs in self draining lockers. The deck area is large enough to store a Jet Ski, Williams 460 SportJet and two SeaBobs in self draining lockers.An optional infinity spa pool and second barbecue sit on the flybridge above, accompanied by a wet bar, seating and dining area.The cockpit features free standing furniture, wet bar, fridge and sink while the foredeck has three separate seating areas, as well as the option to have a laser projector and 140 inch cinema screen.Various accommodation options are available with the layout including either four or five guest cabins, including a full beam master and forward VIP. The crew quarters meanwhile will accommodate a maximum staff of five and include a kitchenette, crew mess and ensuite.The interior décor will “combine traditional elegancy with contemporary updates”, the yard said, with floor to ceiling windows illuminating the living accommodation with natural light.
November 26, 2020
The first 30.48 metre Maiora 30 Convertible has hit water. The new model presented by Italian builder Maiora is named ‘convertible’ for its upper deck, which is divided into an enclosed skylounge and open-air area.The skylounge has a 50 square metre saloon that can be used as a “terrace by the sea” or cinema room, the builder said.The main deck saloon has lots of natural light thanks to floor to ceiling windows and leads back to the aft cockpit, where up to eight guests can dine.The area is open to customisation, with the first hull containing a “hot sauna on the sea” as requested by the owner.Guest accommodation is for a total of 12 guests across a main deck master and two VIPs and two twins, both equipped with a Pullman bed, on the lower deck. The crew quarters meanwhile comprise three cabins, dinette and laundry area.The yacht’s interiors have been developed under Fossati Design Bureau in collaboration with the yard and the yacht’s European owner.Maiora has a sky lounge with lateral, openable windows and a stern pocket door, which can switch from a closed and private space to an open-aired area with direct connection to the outside spaces on board.Gulu II has a 6-metre tender and the nearby engine room houses twin MTU 16V2000M96L engines of 2,600hp each that are able to reach a maximum and stable speed of over 28 knots with the added comfort of her stabiliser fins. Gulu II is the latest model to be presented by Gruppo Fipa and joins another three new models from the yard this year, including the AB 80 and Maiora 30 Walk-around.
November 26, 2020