Blohm+Voss has won the public tender for establishing a new facility for superyacht refits located in France. The German shipyard will partner with La Ciotat Semidep to utilize this new facility in the heart of Mediterranean to service vessels over 80m in length. Operations are planned to begin in November of this year.
Following a meeting held on June 29, the board of directors of Semidep La Ciotat instructed the managing director of the French company to negotiate a lease agreement with Blohm+Voss for a period of 35 months.
Blohm + Voss Chief Executive Officer, Fred van Beers commented:
Setting up a maintenance facility for megayachts in La Ciotat is an important step in our current growth strategy. With our new office in Monaco and this central location in the Mediterranean we are moving our core business closer to our customers; we are now offering more flexibility and tailored life-cycle-services. The dock in La Ciotat is 200 meters long and 60 meters wide. Our customers now have the choice of utilizing our extensive shipyard facilities in Hamburg or our new base in La Ciotat for large yacht maintenance, refits or conversions. Whatever our customers require: we will provide our renowned, exceptionally high Blohm+Voss quality standards and on-time services at both sites
Jean-Yves Saussol, managing director of La Ciotat Shipyards explains:
We have chosen Blohm+Voss as our trusted partner due to the quality of their business plan, their extensive track-record, the financial strength of the company and its strong desire to work closely with the local community
The 41.15m Royal Falcon One listed for sale with Camper and Nicholson. Royal Falcon One is a catamaran built with an aluminum hull and superstructure delivered in 2019. It is the first superyacht designed by Studio F.A. Porsche, with naval architecture from Incat Crowther, and built in conjunction with Kockums shipyard in Sweden. The luxury motor yacht’s notable design pedigree and futuristic exterior profile has made her particularly recognisable across the world.The main deck saloon occupies a central position and naturally becomes the hub of all activity onboard, and there’s a variety of seating areas across the impressive 12.5m beam. Moving forward through the corridor in the middle house you can find three luxurious VIP suites, all with king-size beds. In the front of the main deck is the panoramic lounge, with entertainment area and bar, which offers the perfect setting for socializing and relaxing.The master stateroom and VIP suite are located on the bridge deck, with the master benefitting from a huge balcony for alfresco dining. And on the upper deck, she provides a 360° unobstructed view, along with comfortable sun beds, a bar and a hot tub.In total, Royal Falcon One can accommodate 10 guests across five suites with separate quarter for 10 crews.Royal Falcon One is offered for sale with low engine hours. Powered by two MTU16V4000 engines with MJP waterjets, the catamaran has a top speed of 37 knots and at her more economical cruising speed, the yacht delivers a range around 2,000 nautical miles.Royal Falcon One's asking price is EUR22,950,000. Credits: Camper and Nicholson
September 26, 2022
Sunreef Yachts recently unveiled the first photos of their new solar-electric ship during the Cannes Yachting Festival. Featuring a dynamic and futuristic hull design, the Sunreef Supreme 70 Eco combines superyacht DNA with progressive green technology, sustainable electric propulsion all in usual comfort.The design of the Sunreef Supreme 70 Eco includes green energy generation: large flat surfaces are completely covered by the shipyard's patented solar panels, internal to the hull, with outputs up to 30kW/s. The resulting solar energy is used for home appliances on board and electric drives.On the main deck the Sunreef Supreme 70 Eco features full-height panoramic glazing that lets in plenty. Aft garage capable of accommodating an offer, a personal jet ski, diving equipment and a whole park of water toys. With the garage door open, the Sunreef Supreme 70 Eco offers a 11.4m-wide private beach.The Sunreef Supreme 70 Eco is a fully customizable catamaran with different layout options, including the option of a master suite with ocean views at main deck level. Sunreef Yachts was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland, and the shipyard has been designing and manufacturing luxury sailing and power multihulls ever since. Credits: Sunreef Yachts
September 26, 2022
Sea Walk.Pedigree yachts with low engine hours and strictly private usage are rare and sought-after offers on the brokerage market today. Previously known as Lady Christina, the 62m Oceanco Sea Walk has only once changed hands since delivery and never been chartered. She was delivered in 2005 for a very experienced yachtsman, who meant to use the vessel for worldwide cruising and opted for electrical convertors to provide easy shorepower connection anywhere in the world as well as large storage areas, good sized pantries and well-appointed crew and service areas. Gently sloping exterior lines, resembling the flowing sea waves, and large windows effectively conceal the huge volumes of this 1,116GT vessel. Inside, the yacht features an art deco interior penned by Francois Zuretti. All of the wood onboard is finished in a satin varnish which shows the beauty of the timber without the intimidating gleam of high gloss.A notable twist from conventional layouts is a formal dining room that is located forward on the starboard side of the main deck that spans roughly half the hulls width. A special feature of this dining room is the large opening window which gives the feeling of an open terrace restaurant. The forward part of the main deck is occupied by the wheelhouse, ship office, captains cabin and a bunk cabin suitable for children or additional staff.The owner’s suite takes up the whole upper deck. It includes a bedroom with superb views through a semi-circle of windows, an impressive dressing room, a spectacular split-level ensuite bathroom and a skylounge opening to a private exterior deck. The headroom in the owner’s suite reaches 2.3m.The four guest cabins are located on the lower deck aft and have silk panelled walls and attractive marble bathrooms with bathtubs (double cabins) or showers (twins). The fabrics, marbles and joinery details slightly differ from cabin to cabin for a touch of personalization. All cabins have fully updated entertainment systems and controls.In 2014 Sea Walk underwent an extensive refit, during which Azure Yacht Design and H2 Design studios collaborated on extension of her main deck aft to add a large jacuzzi and create a corridor from the lower deck guest lobby to the beach club. In the redesigned layout you can pass through a watertight door into the tenders garages and beyond to the stern platform without crossing the main saloon dressed for swim. The beach club incorporates a fully tiled steam room with fibre optic ‘twinkling star’ ceiling, and a shower.Though never been chartered, Sea Walk is built to MCA standards and can easily acquire compliance should her next owner decide to operate her commercially.Sea Walk has completed her 15 year survey in 2021.Luna B.Another remarkable Oceanco yacht that is a must-see in Monaco is the 66m Luna B, which is also available for charter.Her elegant lines and masterful engineering are complemented by sophisticated yet inviting interior from Alberto Pinto. The earthy colour palette features Macassar ebony and sycamore joinery with nickel-plated finishings. The light and airy sky lounge benefits from large floor-to-ceiling windows and there is a dedicated cinema room.The yacht sleeps 16 guests across eight cabins. Her full-beam master suite converts to two VIPs and features two dressing rooms and spacious en suites. The classical rounded transom reminds of vessels of a bygone era, but opens to reveal a contemporary beach club.A pièce de résistance on Luna B is her expansive sundeck designed around a beautiful scallop-shaped pool with swim jet and spa functions. An impressive aft sunbathing area can also be used as a helipad. The sundeck also features a seating area and wet bar, two large tables that merge into an 18-seat table, an outdoor cinema, a disco and a barbeque.Sea Pearl.Fresh from a 2022 refit by the NCA yard in Italy, which involved several key upgrades, a full repaint and a refurbishment inside and out, this 60m is a beautiful representation of Oceanco craftsmanship and Winch Design style.Expansive guest deck spaces include a large sun deck, spanning almost half the length of the yacht. It features a touch-and-go helipad and sun lounge with wet bar and BBQ aft. There is also an outdoor cinema, disco, a large glass-backed jacuzzi with sunpads forward and climate-controlled gym beneath the hardtop.On the bridge deck aft there is a semi-circular glass indoor-outdoor dining area with spectacular views. The main deck aft has a lounge that can also serve for informal dining with a buffet bar and there is internal access to the fold-down swim platform. The main saloon itself is open plan with just a partial bulkhead separating the lounge from the formal dining area forward.Sea Pearl sleeps 12 guests in six suites inlcuding a duplex owner's suite with a private observation lounge opening to a private foredeck terrace. Credits: Burgess
September 23, 2022
The 97.2-metre Lürssen superyacht Carinthia VII sold in a deal with RYacht’s Ralph de Joode representing the buyer and Fraser Yachts Antoine X. Larricq and Stuart Larsen, who represented the seller. Carinthia VII was launched by famous German yacht builder Lürssen in 2002 and is the largest used yacht sale of the year. The yacht's naval architecture was made by a German shipyard in-house, her interior layout was developed by Tim Heywood while the interior design was made by Ellerhorst and Kreuter. Since delivery, Lürssen Yacht Management has been in charge of maintenance and operations. Built in steel, the six-deck Carinthia VII is an impressive 3,643GT. Her deep blue elegant hull is considered to be one of the most successful in yacht design. Viewed from a distance, the main deck appears to have no windows because they are concealed by darkened glass with black frames which are only visible up close.Carinthia VII can welcome up to 14 guests in eight cabins. The owner and VIP suites are located on the separate deck. The other six staterooms are located on the main deck.Her notable features include a touch-and-go helipad, garage for two tenders, a sauna, a plunge pool, and a steam shower.In terms of performance, she is equipped with four 10,060 horsepower MTU diesel engines, which allow her to reach a top speed of 25 knots and cruise at 18 knots.Her last known asking price is EUR95,000,000.Credits: Yacht Harbour archive
September 23, 2022
Anthony Glasson of design studio M51 presented its newest concept, the 90m yacht Le Mans, which was inspired by the classic race cars of the 1970s. The vessel has a three-color paint scheme on the superstructure. The exterior lines are clean and contemporary, all staircases hidden within the superstructure. The interior theme is elegant, but futuristic and pairs gloss black accents with copper and stainless steel. Natural wood is designed to lighten the interior and soften bright accents.Le Mans can accommodate up to 12 guests across seven staterooms, including the full 13.8 meter beam master suite with geometric windows, an island bed and a generous lounge and vanity table, two VIPs and four twin cabins. The vessel features a touch-and-go helipad, a high-tech gym, sauna, steam room, massage room and a private cinema. A large hot tub outside and a dancefloor inside the sundeck, the al fresco table for 12 people is located on the upper deck and a counter-flow swimming pool can be found on the main deck.Le Mans will offer a range of toys to cater to gearheads, from Jet Skis and day boats to scuba gear. A custom tender is also included. Credits: M51
September 23, 2022