In March 2017 Heesen Heesen unveiled 50-metre Project Maia. Later, they shared more information on Project Maia. In December 2017 Project Maia was sold. In April, 2018 50-metre Project Maia launched by Heesen and named Omaha.Photo by Tom van OossanenNow, the Dutch shipbuilder Heesen announced that the first yacht in their new 50 metre Steel class is delivered. Hull 18350, christened Omaha, was delivered to her owners after her sea trials in the North Sea, with weather conditions ranging from calm to moderate.Photo by Tom van OossanenOmaha reached the speed of 16 knots, and showed extremely manoeuvrability in all conditions thanks to her large rudders in combination with the power steering unit. She is fitted with two 2,682hp MTU engines, she has a range of 3,800 nautical miles while cruising at speed of 12 knots. Her round bilge steel hull with bulbous bow provides great comfort for the guests, exceptional sea keeping and unparalleled performance.Photo by Tom van OossanenThis 50-metre steel yacht's building started on speculation under the project name ‘Maia’ and was sold by Chris Collins of Ocean Independence, who represented the interests of the owners during the construction, along with the owners’ representative Wayne Foulis.Photo by Tom van OossanenYN 18350 is the first in Heesen’s newly designed 50 metre Steel Class, with the exterior design by Clifford Denn. With a gross tonnage below the 500GT threshold, this displacement yacht is the successor of the 47m Steel Class. Clifford Denn spliced the Heesen DNA with lines inspired by classic car design to create a true blue-water yacht with a bold presence on the water. UK based design studio Reymond Langton created a luxurious but welcoming interior with accommodation for ten guests in five cabins, with the Owner’s stateroom located on the main deck forward and four large guest suites on the lower deck.Photo by Dick HolthuisOmaha’s sister ship, YN 18850 Project Triton, is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard in Oss with delivery in February 2020. Omaha will soon leave The Netherlands for her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean Sea where she will meet her owners.Photo by Dick Holthuis
July 19, 2018
Commissioned by the Ibiza-based boutique hotel brand Atzaro, Prana was expertly hand-crafted in Bira, Sulawesi over a 21 months period.The ancient boat-building traditions of the seafaring Bugis tribe inspired the design of Prana, Yacht Sourcing’s masterpiece of ironwood and teak. Constructed using time-honoured techniques, the two-masted phinisi yacht took 21 months to complete, from the laying of the keel, hull and bulkheads to finishing the superstructure, decks and soft furnishing.Launched earlier this month, Prana boasts nine spacious ensuite cabins over four decks, a yoga terrace, numerous indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces, a dedicated spa, a water sports platform and a cinema under the stars. Prana was on her maiden voyage from Bali to Labuan Bajo in Flores and is now available for sailing, diving or retreat charters through Indonesia’s exotic Eastern destinations, including Komodo National Park, the Banda Islands and Raja Ampat.In recent years, the Asian yachting scene has seen tremendous growth which offers promising opportunities in the luxury yachting industry. South East Asia especially Indonesia, is well on its way to become the Caribbean of the East with lush landscapes and out of this world cruising grounds dotted with thousands of islands, some undiscovered.Yacht Sourcing was established to take advantage of the immense opportunities arising from the growing yachting scene in Indonesia. With decades of international experience across all fields of yachting and marine departments, our dedicated team combined with our global network of partners will be able to assist any of your needs.
July 19, 2018
Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) announced today that following the approval from La Ciotat Shipyards (SEMIDEP), they have signed an agreement with Blohm+Voss, part of the Lürssen Group, to acquire their remaining 51% stake in Blohm+Voss La Ciotat, the exclusive operator of the Dry Dock in La Ciotat Shipyard facilities.Alongside the purchase, MB92 reaffirm their commitment to their long-standing working relationship with the Lürssen Group, with agreements extending to all facilities within the MB92 Group. The two organizations will continue supporting each other and passing on all added value to their clients. The acquisition of Blohm+Voss La Ciotat allows MB92 to merge all their activities in La Ciotat with Compositeworks SAS, with all employees being integrated into the new structure. As part of the agreement, the existing offices and facilities on site, including the 200m dry dock, will remain in full operation under the management of the newly formed organization. MB92, with headquarters in Barcelona, will oversee the merging and rebranding process, involving the phasing out of the Blohm+Voss La Ciotat brand, to be completed by the end of September 2018.In completing this corporate deal, MB92 are further demonstrating their commitment to the area of La Ciotat as a key hub in the Mediterranean for future development. Moreover, they hope to be selected in the near future by La Ciotat Shipyards to be the major user of the upcoming 4000t platform which should be delivered by 2021. This is all in line with their strategy to grow, improve and provide the best superyacht refit and repair service, with clients benefiting from the combined resources, expertise and experience that this, and future accords, will provide
July 19, 2018
In March 2018, YachtHarbour has reported that 63-metre yacht Project Vector has been launched by the Italian shipyard Rossinavi in their Viareggio-based yard and christened Utopia IV. The yacht project was commissioned by an American client in November 2014.This fast displacement yacht boasts an exterior design by Team For Design, which balances between elegance and attitude. The yard itself describes it as the compromise between a tri-deck motor yacht and a speed boat. Key features do include 70 square metre beach club, 3 spa pools and a touch-and-go helipad.Her naval architecture is by the Italian studio Arrabito Naval Architects. Gobbi's studio also designed the interior, which includes rich wood panelling to divide the main-deck saloon from the dining area.With a fast displacement hull, Utopia IV is powered with 4 Rolls Royce engines as well as four Kamewa waterjets, can reach a top speed of 28 knots and an cruising speed of 15 knots. She can easily reach a cruising speed of 18 knots using only 35% of propulsion power. The owners of the yacht created a video tour.<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kd_F1V6Y7_c" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>“We wanted it to feel like a speedboat, with a minimum draft, efficient in its range of navigation, with an intelligent propulsion and completely tailor-made. At the beginning of the design process, we had to consider the relationship between the engine horsepower necessary to achieve certain speeds, and its weight... The overall balance is a particular feature of this boat, an interesting idea which makes Vector unique," said Federico Rossi, the COO of Rossinavi. With the interior volume of 930 GT, the interior is sleek and wide, with the opportunity to sleep 12 across 6 spacious cabins. The forward facing owner’s suite boasts a six-metre balcony and floor to ceiling glass windows that surround her 180-degree panoramic view. The master suite also includes a grand bathroom with wood panelling and marble, a double shower and Jacuzzi bath.
July 18, 2018
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pHsjN3BiJIQ" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>The 87-metre Feadship Lonian has just come out of one of the construction halls at the yard in Aalsmeer was previously known as Project 700. She has four decks, fitted with Jacuzzi, helipad, swimming pool and tender garage. The mast is already installed.Photo by FeadshipThis striking 87-metre beauty is already outside so she can have various exterior elements added in advance of the official launch. What we can tell you for now is that her lovely exterior styling is by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, as is the interior, the latter in cooperation with Richard Hallberg Interior Design. Photo by Frank KarssingIt’s also a given that the accommodations for the owners and their twelve guests will be of the very highest standards, as will the service be by 27 crew.
July 18, 2018