For the first time Dutch yard Heesen has a collaboration with Luca Dini Design & Architecture on the third hull of its 55 metre Steel class series Project Gemini. The yacht will feature “muscular exterior lines” by Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects. Project Gemini is under the construction at the moment and due to have its hull and superstructure joined in March 2021.
Project Gemini will have a “sophisticated interior décor” by Dini with a “geometric linear design” running throughout.
Its key materials will consist of Tay wood and natural stone paired with marine leather wall panels and fabric-lined ceilings. The result will be a “zen” atmosphere of “elegant calm”, the yard said.
The 760GT interior spreads over 400 square metres of luxury areas for owners and guests. The yacht will accommodate a total of 12 guests in six staterooms, including an 83 square metre full beam owner’s apartment forward of the main deck. The 760GT's key features include floor to ceiling windows for natural light and incredible ocean views.
Other guest accommodation consists of two twins and two doubles on the lower deck and a VIP cabin on the bridge deck.
Additionally, Project Gemini features a main saloon with two large bronze-mirrored ceiling panels and large vertical windows. You can also find a lounge adjacent to the formal dining area for 12.
Project Gemini will also have an option for toys and tenders to be stored on the foredeck, opening up the lower deck aft to be dedicated to a beach club and wellness area.
Gemini will be equipped with plentiful outdoor areas with a 110 square metre sun deck complete with a Jacuzzi, sunpads and central bar.
The yacht will be powered by twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 IMO-Tier III diesel engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots and transatlantic range of 4,500 miles at 13 knots.
Heesen chief commercial officer Mark Cavendish said: “YN 19755 Project Gemini is a wonderful addition to our commercial offer and complements our range of fast-delivery yachts, ideal for those clients who are cash rich and time poor.”
Gemini follows the launches of 55 metre Steel class superyachts Solemates and Pollux.
Heesen Yachts delivered its 55 metre steel class superyacht Project Castor as well as YN 19255 Project Pollux.
Solemates sported a number of alterations to the first three 55 metre Steel Class yachts: a full beam sky lounge, a larger master stateroom of 73 square metres and larger lower deck suites.
YN 19255 Project Pollux was launched at the facility in Oss in August 2020 and featured a new layout to emphasize her vast interior volume of approximately 760GT.
The 26m Drakkar S yacht concept was designed by Max Zhivov, inspired by Viking ships, but with solar panels covering almost the entire roof. They power the boat with electric energy and make her environmentally friendly. Drakkar S can be controlled by autopilot directly from a smartphone app. Smartphones can also be used by guests to set the destination and cruise to it.On board, it's a luxury yacht with an expansive main salon, well-equipped kitchen, two master cabins, two guest cabins and a swim platform.The saloon roof can be opened so that guests can enjoy the fresh air. Credits: Max Zhirov
January 28, 2021
Camper & Nicholsons, Karatas Yacht Design and Arkin Pruva have announced that the new build project of the 42.5m Explorer Ice Class, due for delivery in 2022, has been upgraded to the latest IMO gas emission regulations.All parties worked together to ensure the new build’s machinery meets the latest IMO requirements, specifically when it comes to NOx SOx Tier III gas emission. The Arkin Pruva Explorer yacht will, therefore, be equipped with the latest 2021 MAN engines fitted with SCR exhausts at no extra cost to the buyer. The additional cost was kindly absorbed by the shipyard, Arkin Pruva, to keep the total budget under €10 million.As a result, the entire engine room had to be redesigned by Karatas Yacht Design in order to accommodate the new engines and additional equipment to stay within the environmental regulations stipulated in the latest IMO requirements. The Explorer Ice Class will be RINA Ice Class D certified. Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
January 28, 2021
Following the delivery of the 50m Olokun to her new owner at the end of last year, Tankoa has released the first running images of the full-aluminium yacht. Olokun was photographed on the way to the Côte d'Azur, where she will spend her first season. Olokun began life as an on-spec project that was sold and project-managed by Camper & Nicholsons. With exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski and decor by Casadio Miami, the interior layout is similar to her 50m predecessors Bintador and Vertige. Her distinctive black hull, however, is unique and was created using a high-performance coating that reduces the temperature of the metal in sunlight by up to 10°C. “For me it was a great pleasure to participate in the completion and delivery of Olokun while respecting the established deadlines, despite the serious pandemic that has hit the whole world,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts. “Western Liguria is full of successful shipyards dedicated to refit, but Tankoa is the only yard in this economic sector that has new-build superyacht construction as its core business. I’m convinced that, by working with local authorities, we will be able to grow Tankoa more and more until it becomes a point of reference in the global superyacht market.” Two more 50m projects are currently being built at the Tankoa facility in Genoa, and the company is further looking to acquire the Cantieri di Pisa brand and shipyard.Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Emanuele Carmassi/Tankoa
January 27, 2021
At first, the expected delivery date was 2021, but the shipyard has moved it to 2022. Rainbow II is a classical 51m sloop. She began her life in the Netherlands prior to the hull being purchased by Turquoise Yachts. Her exterior and naval architecture were made by Dykstra Design. The main deckhouse salon will provide guests with sweeping views all around, while the adjacent main cockpit offers a cozy place to enjoy the sailing and ample space for al fresco dining. The modern sloop rig results in efficient sailing performance using modern technology to ensure easy and safe handling of the sails. A side-boarding platform allows easy access to the sea and tender boarding.The elegant interior with mahogany walls was made by DeVos deVries. Her layout contains five guest cabins and four cabins for a crew of nine. The outfitting will begin soon, so more details are to come. Turquoise was established in 1997 by two leaders of the Turkish boat building industry: Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction. After launching the 50m M/Y Turquoise (now called Double Trouble), 20 other megayachts ranging from 40m to 77m in length have since been delivered to an international roster of clients from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Russia. Credits: Turquoise Yachts
January 27, 2021
The 60m yacht has begun her journey from Poland to the Amels facility in the Netherlands for outfitting. Amels 60, featuring hybrid power and propulsion technology, has an Espen Oeino exterior design. The model has become the second collaboration with Oeino for the yard, following the 78m Amels Full Custom, which is now under construction for delivery in 2021. Winch Design was appointed by the owner to create the bespoke interiors of this first Amels 60 hull. It’s the third Amels new-build yacht for the owner. The Amels 60 interior layout sleeps up to twelve guests in six comfortable cabins and thirteen crew members. With a cruising speed of 13 knots, she can reach 4,500 nautical miles. Her top speed is 15.5 knots. The yacht is now under construction for delivery in spring 2022.Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with a growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels.Credits: Amels
January 27, 2021