Feadship has launched the 69-metre Samaya, the project completed less than three years after the signing of the first agreement, itself reached after only three days of meetings.
This is the clearest possible example of how Feadship can embark on a project guided solely by the inspiration of a client and our unrivaled experience. Confident of the stellar reputation of the Feadship yards, owners can rest assured that everything will go smoothly from that point on. We also have the flexibility to continue engaging with their ideas as a design develops: Samaya, for instance, grew by some five metres over the early months. This is the only way to ensure a truly bespoke motoryacht
Feadship director Bas Nederpelt
The owner of Samaya was hugely involved throughout the project, taking part in regular monthly meetings that lasted several days. This process ultimately led to a superyacht that is meticulously based on the client’s personality and the desires of the family. Their ultimate goal is to explore the underwater world in safety and comfort while contributing towards the conservation of the oceans and the wonderful but vulnerable species contained within.
Samaya’s intriguing colour palette was a major part of this creation. The primary coating is a subtle lunar white, which reveals hints of a warm pink hue during the sunset hours and will truly come alive in the different shades of light found around the world. This scheme is offset by a teal-coloured waterline based upon the colour of a rare blue-green fish the owner once spotted on a diving excursion.
The maritime theme continues with a giant backlit manta ray symbol on fashion plates which reflects the owner’s commitment to conserving this endangered species. The overall exterior profile is also inspired by the primary purpose of Samaya, Feadship De Voogt designer Jan Schaffers explains.
The owner shared stories about diving adventures as we studied shapes together to discover what it is that makes these underwater creatures so fascinating. Our conclusions were included in the design. A good example is the gentle yet powerful muscular shape of the side bulwarks, which echo the pronounced slender muscles seen on a bull shark
The owner will soon have many more diving tales to tell, most of which will begin in the dedicated dive room in the stern. Finished to the highest degree of sophistication (including a teal-coloured floor and metallic/wood ceiling), this space houses all conceivable facilities (including a nitrox-enriched air system) and is characterized by bespoke placement of everything from seats to equipment shelves.
While occasionally diving directly off the stern, the occupants will make lots of trips to outlying reefs using Samaya’s 8.8-metre and 7.2-metre tenders. Decked out in the same colours as the mothership and custom-designed for purpose, these large tenders are housed in a dedicated garage in the main deck and launched via convenient large doors.
Lots of thought has also been given to the divers’ return to the yacht. The main deck aft features a bespoke flat-bottomed plunge pool which will be filled with hot water to speed up post-dive recovery from the coldness of the depths. In a similar vein, all luxury areas on the yacht can be heated up to 30 °C rather than the normal 25 °C mark.
Brimming with attractive details, Samaya’s interior was designed in partnership with RWD and showcases the owner’s affection for a variety of international cultures. The guest suites have been designed for and by the owner’s children, with highly distinctive colour schemes and furnishing of their own. Another bespoke area is the ethnic lounge on the bridge deck where friends and family can spend time watching their newly recorded diving movies.
Samaya’s outdoor facilities are also impressive, ensuring that this Feadship will be enjoyed just as much while en route to the many places she visits as she will upon arrival. The sun deck, with a range of dining and relaxation areas, is a case in point. Large enough to become a true party deck, it also contains intimate features such as the two comfortable ‘top of the world’ resting beds nestled against the mast arch. Featuring their own ventilation system, these snugs can be closed off with a curtain to create a tranquil spot for watching the world go by or simply taking an afternoon nap.
As the European owner often resides in Asia this will be one of the many areas which Samaya will explore on her travels. Many will take her to isolated regions where little or no infrastructure is available on shore, which is why the yacht was designed for an incredible degree of autonomy and no limitations on cruising ability. The client made a sacred promise during the keel laying ceremony to cruise wherever it is possible to experience encounters with special and rare species – and to use Samaya as a platform that enables scientists and the media to produce material which will educate people and help protect the endangered species and damaged locations in the oceans.
On Wednesday, Azimut Yachts launched the second unit of the 38m Azimut Grande Trideck. The model has an extra deck in addition to the three traditional ones, completing a visual effect of cascading terraces from the top of the sundeck down to the sea. This all-new feature brings with it a full height beach area and transforms the cockpit into a private patio, which invites the environment in through cut-outs in the fashion plates. Dynamic exterior lines were designed by Alberto Mancini. The elegant interior has been designed by Achille Salvagni, who brought his famous air of wellbeing onboard the Trideck – with a less formal twist. The yacht’s hull is the second generation of the D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull, which was developed for smooth sailing and class-leading fuel economy by Pierluigi Ausonio of Studio Plana in collaboration with the Azimut|Benetti R&D Department. Other factors which contribute to her superb seakeeping include the extensive use of carbon fiber to laminate the upper parts of the yacht, as well as stabilizer fins from CMC Marine, which are integrated efficiently thanks to their proprietary Argo software.Grande Trideck has a dual-motor option, with a pair of MTUs of 2400 or 2600 hp each. The first model under test, with an engine of 2600 hp, recorded a maximum speed of 24 knots, a range of 700 miles at 19 knots and, at a cruising speed of 12 knots, an autonomy of over 1700 miles.The new unit will cruise the Mediterranean seas, between Italy, Greece and Turkey.Azimut Benetti Group is a leading builder of luxury yachts from 11.8 to more than 36 metres in length. The Group owns the following brands: Azimut Yachts, Benetti Yachts, Yachtique, Lusben, Marina di Varazze and Royal Yacht Club Moscow.Credits: Azimut Yachts
June 21, 2021
Northrop & Johnson offers tandem yacht charters for this summer in the Mediterranean – the 49.9m Mangusta superyacht Da Vinci and the 40m Mangusta luxury motor yacht Veni Vidi Vici.A tandem charter is an excellent option for charter parties with more than 12 guests, which is the maximum number of guests commercial charter yachts must adhere to. Tandem charters can welcome charter parties with extended family or more than 12 friends, event charters, such as weddings or corporate retreats, and more. Captain Mark Horsnail of Da Vinci and Captain Jason Pliatsikas of Veni Vidi Vici are finding great success through their collaborative charter program.“We’ve found that the market now is saturated [with charter yachts] and, as there are so many all vying for clients, it’s really important to play to your strengths and differentiate,” says Captain Horsnail. “Across our fleet, we are very lucky to have fantastic teams that are more like family than work colleagues. We are encouraged to think outside the box and be as innovative as possible and that’s great for our clients.”A tandem charter with Da Vinci and Veni Vidi Vici welcomes up to 24 guests. While that may seem like a lot of people, there is plenty of space between the two yachts for seclusion and privacy if needed. And with 15 crew between the two yachts, there are a lot of helping hands to ensure service is beyond five-star. “In a nutshell, with a tandem charter, you're getting a 90m of yacht that can travel at more than 30 knots with up to 24 guests and 15 crew and actually be in two places at once, if desired. The options are truly endless. We can split the itineraries, say if all the ladies want to go for a spa day in one location and all the gentlemen want to head for a famous golf course or follow the same one. Some charters may want to put all of the adults aboard one yacht and all of the kids and nannies aboard the other. A tandem charter provides a lot of flexibility. For those wanting a little bit extra, we can bring in specialist luxury concierge Ed Farrelly from Ellidore +Thadeus. His imaginative expert team really makes the experience extraordinary," says Captain Pliatsikas.Northrop and Johnson also has hosted other tandem charters with yachts in our charter fleet, including raft-up tandem charters during which multiple yachts were anchored together, allowing guests to move between the boats at their leisure and take advantage of all of the different amenities aboard each. Credits: Northrop and Johnson
June 21, 2021
On 18th June 2021 Lürssen unveiled and launched project Enzo, a striking and bespoke 115m superyacht, built for a repeat client who previously owned an 86m Lürssen. Nuvolari Lenard was responsible for the exterior and interior design and Moran Yacht & Ship managed and supervised the project, all bringing with them their wide spectrum of experience and consolidated knowledge. The target for Enzo was to create a healthy and family-focused life on board, with numerous offerings for sports and activities including the extra-large gym on the skylounge deck and the spacious wellness area on the lower deck. She was also designed to travel to her destinations in the utmost comfort. “Enzo’s design language is all about connecting her six decks – both the naval and tech elements with the living space – into one whole,” says Dan Lenard. “Her three decks integrated into the high bow guarantee sea-keeping in true ocean conditions, while also allowing her an innovative full-beam owner suite duplex.”As with all Lürssens, the yacht is equipped with state-of-the art technology and engineering systems. A heat recovery system in the generators heats the water for the pool, leading to reduced electrical power and emissions, while Dynamic Positioning enables electronic anchoring in sensitive and remote areas, protecting the seabed and allowing for safe mooring regardless of water depth.Enzo will be delivered during the year. Lürssen is a German shipyard with headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack and shipbuilding facilities in Lemwerder, Berne and Bremen-Aumund. Founded in 1875, Lürssen is one of the world's leading builders of custom luxury superyachts and has launched many of the largest yachts in the global fleet, including Octopus, Rising Sun, and Azzam.Credits: Lürssen/Klaus Jordan
June 18, 2021
Mulder Shipyard have launched the 36m motor yacht Project Wildcard. Following in the footsteps of previous Mulder ThirtySix sister ships Mana, Calypso and Delta One – successfully delivered in 2020, 2019 and 2017 respectively – hull number four has been sold to a first-time Mulder owner who has had previous experience with Dutch builds. The yacht has a sleek aluminium construction and a continuous window line which culminates in a contemporary plumb bow, with its modern exterior springing from the drawing boards of British studio Claydon Reeves and with naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. As with all Mulder ThirtySix yachts, hull number four features the patented Van Oossanen Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) which ensures both comfortable cruising and fuel economy at all speeds, offering a 15 knot cruising speed and a maximum speed of 16.8 knots. Four spacious cabins provide comfort accommodation up to ten guests, with one guest cabin convertible to a gym if desired. The full beam master suite offers dedicated access to a private seating area in the bow, ideal for sitting back and taking in panoramic ocean views.She has an impressive saloon, dining room and bar area on the main deck feature floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise natural light on board. In addition, the sundeck/flybridge boasts ample seating areas, a seven-person spa pool, a bar, coffee-break area, outdoor diner and much more, allowing guests to make the most of their time on the water and escape the stresses of the everyday.The ThirtySix has a transverse garage house max. 6.5m tender, two jet skis, kayaks, diving gear, seabobs and more, with embarkation possible via the side-opening hatch and the generous open stern beach club platform. Mulder Shipyard was established in 1938 by Dirk Mulder. With a Mulder still at its helm, this traditional family business can attribute its excellent reputation to the classic Super Favorite Cruisers, the later Favorite Superieur and a wide range of custom and semi custom motoryachts. Welcoming our newest edition to the Mulder series, the Mulder ThirtySix, in the Summer of 2017, adding yet another Superyacht to the Mulder fleet. Credits: Mulder
June 18, 2021
REV Ocean was established in Fornebu, Norway, in 2017, with a critical mission to facilitate a new generation of ocean solutions and raise awareness of global impacts on the marine environment. The main platform to achieve this important mission is developing the world’s most advanced research and expedition vessel – REV Ocean. An extensive team of world-leading experts have been hired, and a broad network of science, research and innovation partners have submitted proposals to achieve our ocean saving mission.The vessel is currently under construction at the Vard Brattvåg shipyard in Norway. But the delivery has been "beset by delays caused by the yard" and could potentially not be in operation until 2026. REV Ocean/Bogdan Vasilescu“Over the past year, the construction of the REV Ocean vessel has been beset by delays caused by the yard. Due to the substantial delay from the yard, there is a right to cancel the contract. However, this right has so far not been used. The top priority for the owner is delivery of a compliant research and expedition vessel. Despite this setback, the REV Ocean ambition remains the same – One Healthy Ocean. During this time we will continue to implement our overarching mission, but as a result of the extended delay of the ship, all vessel-related activities will temporarily be put on hold. Unfortunately, this will have consequences for our entire team, but the intention is to reconstitute when the vessel is closer to completion,” says REV Ocean team. <iframe width=560 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/IbZuaFZOQEo title=YouTube video player frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture allowfullscreen></iframe>The team will continue to work together with staff to find the best opportunities in this “challenging interim phase”.Credits: Rev Ocean; REV Ocean/Bogdan Vasilescu
June 18, 2021