Arctic Sunrise
Motor yacht
Vaagen Verft | 49.62 m | 1975

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6th hull in Amels Limited Edition 242 launched in Romania
Sixth Amels Limited Edition 242 hull has been recently launched at the Damen facility in Romania. This 74-metre Amels 242 with an exterior design by Tim Heywood will be delivered in autumn 2021.Currently listed as a yacht for sale, she can accomodate up to 12 guests across two main-deck VIP suites and three lower-deck suites. Her interior will be decorated to the custom design of the owner.Since the delivery of the first Amels 242 five years ago, the Amels 242 has quickly become the world’s most successful yacht in the 75-metre segment. The Amels 242 features an entire private 374 square-metre Owners Deck with spectacular forward-facing Stateroom; a large swimming pool; and the award-winning full beam midships wellness and relaxing spa area with a unique 19.5 square metre folding beach platform.
Eco-friendly 68 Café Racer launched by Baltic Yachts
Baltic Yachts has recently launched an eco-friendly 68-footer yacht, which embodies the latest eco-friendly building materials and a low emission power pack featuring a 30kW electric propulsion unit. The yacht has hydrogeneration, solar panels and sustainable, modified wood decks to dramatically reduce her environmental impact.By words of executive vice president Henry Hawkins, "Baltic Yachts has been reacting to customer demand and we’ve been working on the details of this exciting Café Racer since last year. Our desire and ability to adapt to the technical demands of an eco-friendly yacht have resulted in an extremely exciting product."The yacht was designed by Javier Jaudenes and she’s also a powerful, easy to handle sailing yacht with a cool, contemporary, luxury 60s-styled interior. Materials used in the Café Racer’s accommodation continue the eco-theme with light oak timbers and flax composites combining with specialist wallpapers, wicker and paper cord to produce a light, cool, contemporary accommodation.More than 50% of the hull structure will use Bcomp amplitex flax as a reinforcement which also has excellent sound deadening properties enabling us to save space by limiting the use of insulation. Minimising local emissions is a key aim of the Baltic 68 Café Racer and the choice of a 30kW electric engine which also has the ability to hydro generate through her free-wheeling propeller while sailing, reduces emissions to virtual nil, with no fossil fuels being burned and no noise pollution.Baltic 68 Café Racer comes with a range extender which can be used to charge the Lithium-ion battery bank as a ‘get you home’ supplement to battery capacity. The range extender uses highly efficient micro-turbine technology which will eventually be able to run on hydrogen. Power consumption and in this yacht it’s down by 30% for one of the most demanding domestic services – air conditioning. The system mixes re-circulated, less humid air with fresh air to reduce the amount of power.Building will commence this Spring and delivery is expected in Summer 2021.
Gulf Craft showcases sea trials of Majesty 120
Gulf Craft (UAE ) has announced sea trials of 37-m Majesty 120. Her sea trials will take place over the coming weeks and will see the yacht's electrical system, engines and generator systems put through its paces. The Majesty 120 model was first presented by executive chairman Mohammed H. Alshaali at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show.Majesty 120 is constructed using advanced composites such as GRP and carbon fibre. Gulf Craft’s design studio is responsible for her naval architecture and exterior design, while the Italian studio of Cristiano Gatto Design Team undertook the interior design of the yacht.The internal profile of the yacht is distinguished by clear geometric lines and modern style. The interior is decorated in classic muted grey, black and aqua tones.A hallmark aboard the Majesty 120 can be found in its huge sun deck, which is by shipyard words 30 per cent larger than yachts in its class.Board accommodates up to 11 guests in five spacious cabins in an asymmetric layout, which are looked after by up to seven crew members.Key details include an 8.1-metre beam and two-metre draft while the exterior design is characterised by aggressive lines, extensive glass and low bulwarks.The Majesty 120 is the first Majesty model equipped with fully airborne electric drive equipment, allowing it to have a quiet environment and less demanding life, leaving only two 2600-hp MTU engines and diesel generators.
Inside refreshed Numarine 32XP by Hot Lab
Turkish superyacht builder Numarine with design studio Hot Lab has recently presented the interior design of Numarine 32XP Explorer Superyacht.Hot Lab describes her style as “homely, surprising and entertaining”, because she features an injection of new materials and a new “white and bright” colour palette.Numarine 32XP offers volumes of internal living spaces on board, with her steel hull construction and GRP superstructure allowing the yard and her owner to create unique layouts internally and customized external spaces, both of which have been penned by Can Yalman.Numarine 32XP has a displacement of just under 300 GT, the maximum limit of the category. The main deck offers a generous cockpit that also provides for a comfortable stern sunpad area right behind the couch seating, for a total of 64 square meters of living space (including side passages). An expansive salon of 48 square meters leads to a lobby area with a day head and a separate gym on the starboard side, and then to a full-beam forward master cabin with more than 30 square meters of space and separate his and hers bathrooms sharing a central shower. Centre-ship on the port side, a fully functional kitchen with 4 full-height refrigerators links to the salon via a pantry area and to the crew quarters below, connected to the external portside passage with a crew-dedicated entrance. Below deck, the layout offers 2 VIP Cabins mid-ship and 2 double cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, and over 85 square meters of living space. Below deck forward, the 5 person crew quarters provide spaces for the captain with his private cabin + ensuite, and 4 crew members in two doubles with ensuite. A crew kitchen with dinette area and a laundry room complete the crew area. On the upper deck, an owner’s cabin with over 40 square meters of living space including a large walk-in closet and an owner’s bathroom opens up via sliding doors to the large upper deck.This deck can fit in navigation a 9 meter RIB tender and two jet-skis with the help of the 2,5 Tons crane. Forward of the wheelhouse, in the Numarine tradition, one can find a large couch area with bimini and cocktail table and two extensive sunpad areas. Total external space on the upper deck is 129 square meters. Finally, the flybridge offers 60 square meters of entertainment space customized to include in the first unit 3 couches, a 12 person dining table, two large sun pad areas a fully-fitted bar, 3 navigation seats and a central secondary helm station. Performance-wise the new Numarine 32XP, exploiting the yard's engineering capabilities together with its long-standing partner naval architect Umberto Tagliavini, has a displacement hull that will give the yacht a top speed of 14 knots, a cruise speed of 12knots, and a 3,000 Nm range at an economical speed of 9 knots.In designing the 32XP, Numarine paid considerable attention, with the assistance of its longstanding partner Silent Line, to elimination and reduction of all noise and vibration sources, with the goal of surpassing RINA “Comfort Class” Certification and achieving comfort levels of 50 meters in a 32 meters superyacht.
Sunseeker and Princess donate against coronavirus
UK superyacht yards Princess Yachts and Sunseeker International have donated Personal Protective Equipment to workers fighting coronavirus.Princess Yachts has donated its stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers fighting coronavirus.By words of Princess Yachts chief executive, Antony Sheriff “We hope this donation of our PPE goes some way to helping NHS staff and other such services in these incredibly difficult times.”Also, Sunseeker has donated around 400 face masks and 4000 gloves to local Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.By words of Sunseeker chief operating officer, Michael Straughan this help was “to support our hardworking NHS workers as they continue their exceptional frontline work against coronavirus.”