The world's largest superyacht's construction is going under a tight schedule at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The 181-metre explorer REV will hit the water in Tulcea on August 22 for the first time, then within approximately 30 days being towed to the Brattvåg shipyard on the west coast of Norway for more construction work.
REV has been commissioned by Norwegian ocean research company Rosellinis Four-10, owned by Norwegian industrialist billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke. His real-time net worth is estimated at $3.2 billion (Forbes).
Built for environmental research missions in partnership with WWF Norway, the Research Expedition Vessel (REV) will also be available for charter for recreational purposes and expeditions. She will be able to accommodate up to 60 scientists and 30 crew during research expeditions once finished.
REV is cincidered a significant project for all Norwegians, as Norway is one of a world-leading maritime nations and has the opportunitiy of taking on a global leadership role for exploring and taking care of the ocean. The Prime Minister of Norway supports the vision that ‘oceans are under pressure due to climate change, overfishing and waste pollution. To ensure the future growth of the ocean economy, we need to harvest resources in a sustainable way’.
Designed to operate in remote and vulnerable waters for long periods without additional external support, the ship will be equipped for research and investigation of the entire marine ecosystem. The superyacht disposes of a range of equipment designed to explore, document and collect.
She will also qualify for the Polar Code adopted by The International Maritime Organisation for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic conditions and can operate autonomously for 114 days.
Thought-out by acclaimed desiner Espen Eino, REV is tailored for research and expedition activities. Her robust exterior lines and modern features ensure she is able to cruise in arctic and tropical areas alike, with a hull built to ICE PC6 for navigation in ice. Two helipads can host drones and helicopter, while overhead cranes can lift and launch equipment weighing up to 20T over the side.
Her drop keels enable echo sounders and sonars to be placed in undisturbed water below the hull for research of the world’s ecosystems, and built into her stern is a trawl hangar and pelagic trawling system.
Built to the highest standards for both expeditions and recreational purposes the ship includes such features as a hospital with a medic cabin, High-tech equipment to monitor and survey marine areas, currents, the seabed, fish and plant life, while cutting-edge laboratory facilities enable on board analysis.
There will be an auditorium for lectures, and the capacity for live streaming, also a Moonpool, an eco-harvesting system for live catch and release of biomass and pelagic samples, and an underwater hydrophone system for listening to ocean mammals.
The giant vessel is scheduled for delivery in early 2021, aimed to surpass the current largest superyacht in the world in terms of LOA, the 180.6-metre Azzam. The official website reports, that REV is completed to 42.5 percent at the moment.
The Southern Wind’s Taniwha was launched this April and, after extensive sea trials, she took her first voyage. She will travel 7,400 miles to get from Cape Town to the Mediterranean.Her deck configuration and exterior and interior design were made by Nauta Design, and naval architecture by Farr Yacht Design. SW105 GT has a full carbon hull with her foredeck and cockpit in Nomex and pre-preg. Lightweight and with a generous sail plan, the yacht has a mast and boom in high modulus carbon and EC6 standing rigging.She can accommodate six guests across three staterooms and a crew of five.Southern Wind is a boutique bluewater sailing yacht shipyard founded in Cape Town in 1991. Since its foundation, SWS has specialized in the production of semi-custom high-performance superyachts. Credits: Southern Wind
June 11, 2021
Turkish shipyard has revealed the 84m superyacht Project Atlas. The four deck vessel was penned by UK studio Harrison Eidsgaard. It’s based on the Turquoise’s existing 80m model, but with a few extra features including an additional lift shaft and tender garage. The garage can hold three tenders – 10m, 8.5m and a 7m for a crew – and two jet skis.The yard describes the vessel as “progressive but timeless.” She has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. The interior can be configured in both versions – a “penthouse” or a “foredeck.” She has six guest cabins and an ownre’s suite with a private lounge. The crew quarters, which are the same for both layouts, offer 14 crew cabins and one captain’s cabin.Project Atlas has a spacious beach club with the hydraulic platforms on both sides, and an impressive swimming pool. The hot tub is located at the sun deck.The yacht will be fitted with quadruple CAT C9 engines for a top speed of 17 knots.The yard said in a statement,“Project Atlas is a refusal of monotony. A self-contained world of entertainment, exploration, and energy.” 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
June 11, 2021
After three years of development, the Italian yacht builder Dynamiq presents it’s all new range for 2021. The range consists of three lines which are the Gran Turismo Transatlantic (GTT), Global series and the fantastic entry-point GTM 90 sports yachts. Dynamiq Global 450 and 500The elegant GTT yachts are all aluminium built and created for those preferring to spend time on the very large, open decks while effortlessly cruising with the speed of 20+ knots with the latest V12 MAN engines. Dynamiq GTT165Steel hulled Global’s are all for comfort and interior volume with very modest power trains for smooth, long range cruising in near silence and with very low fuel consumption. Dynamiq GTM90BCThe fast GTM 90 series is a great example of superyacht philosophy put in a compact package which is versatile and can be delivered as a Transformer, Sportfisher or Beach Club version.Dynamiq GTT160Both the GTT and Global lines are based on proven round bilge Fast displacement hulls by naval architect Van Oossanen. Hybrid power plants are also available on every project.Dynamiq Global 400Dynamiq is finalising the work on the fourth secret range which will create its own niche and will be presented during the Monaco yacht show this September.All together, it will be 12 yachts in Dynamiq range from 27m to 50m. The interiors can vary from the light and simple on the GTM series to highly sophisticated like the 1940’s inspired models on the GTT 160 created by Claudio Pironi.Dynamiq GTT160 interior“Dynamiq positions itself between large super and mega yacht builders and wellestablished production shipyards. When large yards are not building in this size anymore, we are filling the gap bringing the highest standards of finish quality and top technology to achieve extreme values in the performance of our yachts. We work hard on hull lines, propulsion, high-tech glass, and insulation to make it to the highest standards. Our recently built 41 meter Stefania (GTT 135) showed the range of 5500 nautical miles at 10 knots while the vibrations levels are only 0.3 mm/second at a cruising speed of 12 knots while the industry standard is 1.5mm/ second. We work with the best specialists in their fields like Rubber design or Hull Vane and are not afraid to go into technical challenges to outperform the rivals. That’s the beauty of working with a boutique, familyowned shipyard”, says Sergei Dobroserdov, Dynamiq founder.Dynamiq GTM90SFDynamiq was founded in 2014 by experienced yacht broker and designer Sergei Dobroserdov. Dynamiq is the first company in the superyacht industry to introduce an online configurator, allowing the yacht to be easily and transparently customised down to the last detail. Dynamiq unveiled its first launch, 39m Spring (ex-Jetsetter), at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show to wide acclaim. The following project, the GTT 115 M/Y Jaaber, was developed in conjunction with the renowned Studio F.A. Porsche design firm and successfully unveiled at the 2017 MYS. The latest addition to the Dynamiq fleet is the GTM 90 Beach Club and new Global series of long-range explorer yachts.Credits: Dynamiq
June 11, 2021
The First Mangusta Oceano 50, the New Flagship in the Mangusta Oceano Displacement Line, Has Been Launched
The first unit of the Mangusta Oceano 50, a stately model among Mangusta Oceano long-range displacement vessels, was launched on Saturday 5 June.The Mangusta Oceano 50 is a displacement yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Her outer lines have been pencilled by Alberto Mancini. Naval architecture has been taken care of by engineer Ausonio’s design firm P.L.A.N.A. Design.She offers her guests a number of pleasant outdoor areas, the most striking one being probably the beach area: featuring a sauna too, it develops over three connected terraces just above the water, for a close contact with the sea.Integrating the garage in the forward deck plane has resulted in optimised onboard spaces and brought the overall beach club area to an impressive 68 sq. m.On the main deck, the aft cockpit reminds of the living room of a villa; the aft door opens up fully, letting natural light flood the entire area.The bow area features revolutionary, cutting-edge technological solutions: the airy and stylish cockpit is located above the garage, which, once the tender has been launched, can be filled with water to obtain a real 6,5 x 2,6 x 1,3 m (depth) swimming pool with a counterflow system. Another hot tub pool can be found on the sun deck, offering a breathtaking sea view.Stepping indoors, this vessel has a five-cabin layout on the lower deck, with four guest cabins and a full-beam gym, as required by the owner. The spacious (52 sq. m) master stateroom is located on the main deck and is fitted with an exclusive fully-automated balcony overlooking the sea.Two MTU 12V 2000 M86, 1700 hp engines will push this yacht to a maximum speed of 16 knots, but will also allow her to reach a transoceanic range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots. The brokerage house Moran Yacht has secured the sale and subsequently supervised all construction stages. Delivery of this unit is scheduled for the end of July 2021. Two more units are currently under construction, with unit number 3 “Project Salerno” expected to be ready for delivery in spring 2023.Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names. Credits: Overmarine Group
June 10, 2021
Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 18.7m Prestige motor yacht La Hune 4.0 by yacht broker Sébastien Clavé, acting on behalf of both buyer and seller.Launched in 2019 as a 2020 model of the Prestige 590, La Hune 4.0 is brand new. The yacht is still under warranty and is outfitted with everything her new owner could want. The yacht’s hours are low, and she features a French lease running.La Hune 4.0 is the ideal yacht for weekends on the water with friends and family. She is perfectly suited for entertaining and cruising the coastline in style. Guests boarding the yacht onto the aft deck will find a large comfortable sunpad that also surrounds a large dining table on two sides. Chairs are found on the other side, creating an ideal space for alfresco dining. Large sliding glass doors lead from the main deck aft into the main deck with a galley aft. A retractable window ensures outdoor entertaining is a breeze as it allows the main deck aft to flow into the galley and then into the main salon, which is found forward of the galley space. The yacht’s main salon features sumptuous couches. The interior spaces are chic, modern and well-designed thanks to Garroni Design. The spaces are flanked by large windows that further add to the indoor/outdoor feel of the yacht.She has three beautiful staterooms that sleep up to six guests. Credits: Northrop & Johnson
June 10, 2021