After a detailed refitting process in the new facility of Bilgin Yachts, superyacht Falcon (ex. Sai Ram) was delivered to the Kuwaiti yacht owner in June 2018. The yacht owner started the summer season in Mediterranean on his beautifully renewed yacht.
The 52m megayacht has turned into a party yacht during the refit process. Particularly its sun deck has become an area where the yacht owner can enjoy the gatherings with the friends and family. The deck has been divided into three large areas featuring a large forward sun deck with tables and backrests with a jacuzzi, bar and BBQ. During the refit process, the biggest changes have been made in this area. The current jacuzzi has been replaced with a new one surrounded by glass walls. All the systems have been upgraded. A new dayhead has been placed next to the jacuzzi. Compared to the previous three stable seating areas and tables, now the deck has new tables that will have the functionally of going up and down. Kuwaiti yacht owner preferred to have glowing fabric on the seating areas which would definitely enliven the atmosphere during night. Additionally, bar area has been rebuilt with more lights. New speakers, lasers, steam units and a DJ cabin are added to turn the sun deck into a complete private night club.
The same concept has been applied in the interior, as well. All colors have been changed in the main and upper decks. Particularly the layout in the upper deck has been changed completely. The yacht owner preferred to have ebony on the walls. By changing the colors, the upper deck seems to have a brand new identity which is compatible with the deck areas. Bar area, decorative mirrors and glasses, different panels are some of the examples. The living room of the main deck stayed same, however the upholstery now has more lighter and lively colors.
Built in 2004 by Benetti and first refitted in 2015, Falcon can accommodate twelve guests in six strikingly decorated cabins. The guest cabins have been affected from all these changes, too. The current colors have been replaced with the new concept. Cabinets have been covered by leather, while ceiling panels and headboards will be in different colors. Last but not least, the technical parts of the yacht such as automation system, hydrolic mechanism, fire dedection system, main switchboard, exhaust discharge, circulating pump all went through the changes.
Today having a totally different style, superyacht Falcon is originally the result of a close cooperation between Benetti Yachts, Stefano Natucci for external styling and Lazzarini Pickering Architetti for interior design and design of the external deck areas. This 52m luxury yacht boasts a maximum cruising range of 5,000 miles at 15 knots with power coming from two 1,850hp Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines. Her top speed is 16 knots.
Energy Observer is the first vessel that use renewable energy to produce hydrogen from seawater with zero CO2 emissions and zero fine particles.The vessel will be used for four years of traveling 20,000 nautical miles to test and promote renewable energy technologies.The ship was originally designed as a sailboat by the architect Nigel Ayrens.Later vessel was modified to use electricity from solar and hydrokinetic sources and electrolytically split water. The whole process was set up to power the ship's electric motors and airborne services using hydrogen, which is supplied to the fuel cell.Major changes have affected solar panels which have been expanded to include more efficient photovoltaic cells. Also, was added second Toyota fuel cell with a maximum power of 114 kW, Oceanwings sail system. At the end propellers were replaced with Brunton automatic propellers.
February 27, 2020
In the Netherlands, the 85.3-meter deep-sea research and expedition vessel OceanXplorer (Alucia 2) was launched after a two-year recovery.OceanXplorer was built in 2010 at the Freire shipyard in Spain and spent its life as a deep-sea research vessel operating from Norway under the name Volstad Surveyor.Mark Dalio, co-founder and Creative Director of OceanX, explains that the vessel will be using to explore the least studied parts of the Indian Ocean. With the help of Gresham Yacht Design, an ocean conservation platform was developed on board the ship.The ship is equipped with a 40-ton A-frame and is designed specifically for the deployment of two submarines that can dive to a depth of over 3,000 feet for eight hours. OceanXplorer will be able to explore the surface of the ocean from below due to the dedicated helicopter hangar on the bow. The vessel is also ideal for long-range reconnaissance tasks and aerial photography.OceanXplorer is a project that brings together the best scientists, researchers, shipbuilders and media representatives together with the BBC to research underwater discoveries that will be analyzed in modern laboratories for dry and wet conditions on board, while the OceanXplorer media studio will be able to document and broadcast research in ultra-high resolution around the world.
February 27, 2020
Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design unveiled the new BlackCat Superyachts line of sailing catamarans.Mitch Booth says that the new model will have the same beautiful lines as the previous BlackCat 50 model and differ in a spectacular interior design from the M2 Atelier.The builder of the BlackCat 30 was McConaghy Boats. McConaghy is widely recognized as an expert in the design of mid-size carbon fiber multihulls. McConaghy is the latest addition to an industry-leading alliance of industry-leading suppliers combining BlackCat Superyachts with other well-known names, including North Sails and Southern Spars, reinforcing the benchmark already established by BlackCat Superyachts in the large cruise catamaran market.The BlackCat series of superyachts is able to sail efficiently and quickly thanks to the lightweight carbon fiber construction of the yacht, minimizing emissions and, in some cases, completely eliminating them.The BlackCat 30 offers accommodation for up to eight guests in six cabins, as well as accommodations for four crew members. The yacht has a very open and spacious atmosphere, the saloon of the main deck is on the same level and large enough to serve large dinners and entertainment.The catamaran is able to reach speeds of up to 20 knots and reach a maximum speed of over 30 knots, with a low hill angle and a stable platform.
February 27, 2020
Jarkko Jämsén - marine architector and designer.He leads three design studios based in Helsinki (Aivan - design and branding, Navia Design - shipping tourism and design) and Monaco (Jamsen - design of superyachts). His team created 50 different models, and about 1,000 to 1,500 boats are built each year.One of his familiar projects was Syzygy 818.Jämsén was involved in the concept, interior layout and exterior design of the ship, and also in the development and modeling of hull lines.His strong desire to apply the principles of building wooden boats was realized while working together with Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects and the Dutch studio Sinot Yacht Design that led the interior design.The superstructure was led by KK Superyachts directly at the Feadship Royal Van Lent Kaag in the Netherlands.The yacht was first launched at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019.Jämsén describes the design as straightforward and discreet. It was inspired by the Japanese design of the Sinot Yacht Design.The highest priority for Jämsén in designing Syzygy 818 was to make the yacht comfortable for the owner, and as a result added features that had never been included in the Feadship, such as handrails with push buttons on the balcony and the front door owner in the VIP cabin on the upper deck.The author tried to make the design calm and elegant. As for details, they were supposed not to be evident. Only when all these features were achieved, Jämsén considered his project successful.
February 26, 2020
Gulf Craft, based in the UAE, has announced the launch of the 37-meter superyacht Majesty 120.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 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 gray, black and aqua tones.A hallmark aboard the Majesty 120 can be found in its huge sun deck, which is by shipyard words 30 percent 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.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.
February 26, 2020