UAE-based shipyard, Gulf Craft has started building its largest yacht to date. First introduced at last year's Monaco Yacht Show, the 53-meter Majesty 175 is scheduled to be launched in the early summer of 2019.
The announcement that Gulf Craft would start building its first Majesty 175 follows the shipyard debuting its flagship Majesty 155 in 2016. "Gulf Craft has grown and evolved with its customers" commented Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft back in 2016. "Our aim is to continue redefining superyacht production using advanced composites to a size once thought impossible".
For this new build, Cristiano Gatto was chosen to design the yacht's interior, which is set to stretch over a total of 5 decks and an interior volume of over 700GT. Not a lot of details are currently known about the Majesty 175 but its first renderings suggest that the yacht will have a spa pool forward of the upper deck and a beach club.
Tesla is all about innovation. With the massive changes they’ve made to the automotive and space industries, they couldn’t miss out on ocean exploration. At the end of 2017, Tesla announced the yacht project, Model Y.She’s going to be the world’s first electric, self-sustaining yacht. As a luxury vessel she will feature a range of amenities and perform in complete silence. With a length of 40 meters, her exterior is sharp and interior spacious.The design will follow Tesla’s principles and the ‘outside-the-box’ strategy. She looks massive from the outside, but she will have only two decks. The lower deck will have an open space for massive parties. A spacious spa will also be added. A lounge, bar, dining room and cabins are also planned. In terms of performance, she will be fast: speed and comfort all the way. A large solar panel will charge two lithium batteries to power the vessel. The yacht's turbine will take all incoming waves and movements and transform them into energy, which is then circulated through an electrical current that powers the yacht. It’s just a matter of time before the famous Tesla logo will be seen in marinas and the open sea.
April 12, 2021
The upcoming Palma Superyacht Show (June 3–6) will be the very first European boat show to take place since October 2020. We will see the modern classic schooner Borkumriff IV built by Royal Huisman, an ultra-sleek, award-winning Massimo Verme design (35,2m Il Gattopardo), a fast and furious luxury Sunseeker (26,3m Rush X) and a timeless race-winning Wally Yacht (30,63m S/Y Alexia).Numerous first-time exhibitors are expected. Although reputable companies like Propspeed, Dinnteco and Sentio may be new to the event, they’ve certainly been around the yachting block. Their seasoned specialists can tell captains and engineers everything they need to know about the best foul-release coatings, lightning protection, and problem-solving strategies.The usual suspects that crew members and owners may want to add to their must-visit list include all-rounders Hill Robinson, yacht lighting specialists Applelec Marine and A2B Marine Projects.James Brill, one of A2B Marine Projects’ skilled consultants, said the team members “are very much looking forward to being able to participate in this year’s Palma Superyacht Show. After a year full of conference calls, it will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet people in person again. We hope to see a lot of familiar and new faces at the show".Applelec Marine's International Project Director Darren Thrower is of the same mind, saying that the show is a "great opportunity to show existing and prospective clients our illumination products – and in the flesh at last!"Loyal exhibitors like Astilleros de Mallorca, the IPM Group, Nautipaints, and Port Adriano were quick to secure their stand for the 2021 edition, just as they’ve done every year since the show’s 2013 inception.We can’t wait to join. Credits: Palma Superyacht Show
April 12, 2021
The Feadship's newest superyacht was pictured on her way to the sea trials.The 55m Somnium was launched earlier this month and is designed for an experienced Northern European owner.With the design made by Studio De Voogt and a cosy interior from FM Architettura, Somnium soon will go for adventure.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship/Facebook
April 12, 2021
The 85m explorer yacht Victorious has been launched at the AK Yachts facility in Turkey. This explorer, whose building process had been postponed for 14 years, can accommodate up to twenty guests in ten cabins and has a 200-square-meter beach club, gym, hammam and massage room. Powered by two Caterpillar (3512B) 1,495hp diesel engines, Victorious is capable of a top speed of 15 knots and cruises comfortably at 13 knots. Her interior was designed by the famous H2 Yacht Design (UK), andJonny Horsfield, the company’s founder noted “From starting a project to delivering some drawings and information to the shipyard could take 12 months on a normal build… we had to redesign the whole boat in three or four months.” AK Yachts was founded in 2017 in Turkey. Their main focus is building exceptional quality yachts with uncompromised value. Credits: H2 Yacht Design
April 9, 2021
Ocean Eco 90 Explorer is solar-assisted electric long-range cruiser with the added feature of extra space on the upper deck. At 27.5m, this yacht has an impressive 14m beam; the lower deck houses four cabins for guests and three for the crew.Her estimated cruising speed is 8–10 knots and top speed is 16–18 knots. See new images of the interior below.OE 90 main saloonOE 90 main saloon OE 90 master cabin OE 90 master cabinOE 90 master cabin at nightAlva Yachts was founded in Germany in early 2020 by Mathias May and Holger Henn. It was built on the former PICA yachts, which has launched more than 40 boats. Credits: Alva Yachts
April 9, 2021