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Report on death of 81-metre superyacht Kibo (now Grace)
On the morning of 03 May 2015, the large private yacht Kibo (now Grace) was at anchor off Portals Nous in the island of Majorca. A party of 6 guests were on board.As was the normal practice when guests were on board, the work day started early by cleaning the exterior of the yacht and preparing various equipment and facilities for the use of the guests. It was decided that this would be a suitable opportunity to clean the rubbing strakes (known as “rub rails”) on the yacht’s hull approximately 3m above the waterline. This work involves a crew member working over the side of the yacht supported by a safety harness and a “bosun’s chair” that were secured to the yacht’s bulwarks. A deckhand / assistant engineer (“the Deckhand”2) was chosen for the cleaning duties and commenced the overside work, under the supervision of the Chief Officer (C/O) and the Third Officer (3/O).After working over the side for approximately 50 minutes, the Deckhand fell from the worksite into the water and sank below the surface. An on board rescue was commenced, and the Deckhand was recovered from water. The time from the Deckhand falling from the worksite to being recovered back on board the yacht was approximately 13 minutes. First aid was administered, and an ambulance was arranged from shore. With first aid continuing, the Deckhand was transferred to shore in the yacht’s tender where he was transferred to a local hospital for treatment.Due to being deprived of oxygen while under water, the Deckhand suffered hypoxic brain injuries and was left severely disabled. On 07 June 2017 the Deckhand died of bronchial pneumonia brought on by his immobility following the accident. A ruling of accidental death was recorded following an inquest at Birmingham Coroner’s Court.The investigation found that the primary cause of this accident was poor working practices on board and a failure to follow the yacht’s documented safety management system (SMS).
80-metre superyacht Cosmos behind-the-scenes insight
Over its 40-year history, Heesen has developed a reputation for building cutting-edge superyachts that have pushed boundaries in design, speed and efficiency. From record-breakers such as Octopussy to more recent innovators such as Galactica Star, Galactica Supernova and Home, Heesen’s facility in Oss continues to play host to remarkable superyacht projects.The latest project to draw on this extraordinary heritage is Cosmos, an 80.7 metre aluminium superyacht that is set to push the boundaries even further. With a designed top speed close to 30 knots and an efficient cruising speed in excess of 20 knots, Cosmos will use a development of the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) coupled with innovative construction and advanced propulsion solutions to set new standards for large aluminium yachts. Although the keel-laying ceremony is due to take place later this year in May, this is not the start of the project – indeed, an extraordinary amount of design and testing has already been undertaken and completed.The proof-of-concept and testing process has comprised several stages, starting with the base naval architecture of the vessel and its hull form, progressing through extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) work and physical tank testing of a scale model, and culminating with the design of the propellers and rudder system. For these aspects, Heesen has drawn not only on the expertise of its in-house design and engineering department but also that of long-standing partners Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and propulsion specialists at Rolls-Royce.The first stage was to develop the FDHF concept and ensure not only that Cosmos benefitted from the efficiency and speed gains of the design, but also that the yacht could retain inherent stiffness – a challenge because Cosmos features all-aluminium construction in order to achieve the client’s desired maximum speed of close to 30 knots. The solution was for Heesen to develop the Backbone® – a method of construction that could deliver the required stiffness in the yacht without adding weight that would have impacted on the yacht’s performance. Such has been the success of the design that the Backbone® has now been patented.A 3.7m scale segmented model of the yacht was built to use in physical tank tests at the Wolfson Unit in Southampton. After initial data on hydrodynamics, resistance and speed had been gathered, the model has been radio-controlled and self-propelled in order to measure the various bending forces acting within the hull and to prove the Backbone® concept. That provided valuable data for fine-tuning the structural design and to further optimise the construction method.For such a large aluminium yacht, it is particularly important to know the real forces created by the sea on the hull, not just to meet Lloyd’s Register requirements but to exceed those and construct the boat to the highest loads that could be encountered. Using the FDHF design and the Backbone® for such a large aluminium yacht requires a slightly deeper keel depth, but this actually brings further benefits. Due to the slightly increased draft Project Cosmos has a very low block coefficient, which means that the underwater body is very slim with nice verticals in the aft ship area, for an optimal flow of water towards the propellers. This results not only in improved performance but also in higher efficiency, ensuring fast cruising with comparatively low fuel consumption.<iframe width="1067" height="600" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RgjWgN0ESCg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>Refining the propeller design is the ongoing job of research and design engineers at Rolls-Royce. Alongside the propeller design itself, the Promas system – where propeller and rudder are integrated into a single unit to optimise hydrodynamic efficiency – has been implemented in the design. Rolls-Royce engineers started by gathering CFD information of the water flow towards the propeller. Then the design process began with Rolls-Royce proprietary software: different iterations of propeller and rudder design were tried before arriving at the optimal solution, which was then tested in physical experiments. <iframe width="1067" height="600" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h3HsopvR6Qs" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>By creating a 1:11 scale model of the Promas rudder and propeller in the test tank facilities of the Rolls-Royce Hydrodynamic Research Centre (HRC) in Kristinehamn, Sweden, the propeller design was fine-tuned not only to ensure the speed and efficiency requirements are met, but also that any potential problems with cavitation can be eliminated. Cavitation is essentially where air bubbles form in the flow of water around and behind the propeller. It is particularly challenging at high speed, and as well as affecting performance it can also have severe impacts on noise and vibration – a critical consideration for any superyacht project, especially for one close to 30 knots! Cavitation issues were identified and eliminated by adjusting the rudder design. Finally, the tests proved that the propeller performed above expectations.Project Cosmos will feature variable pitch propellers that will enable the yacht to handle both impressive cruising speeds in excess of 20 knots, as well as reaching a maximum speed close to 30 knots – a considerable achievement for an 80-metre superyacht. With the hull design optimised, the construction engineering finalised and the propulsion system going through the last stages of testing, Cosmos is already proving a milestone project for Heesen and the teams involved.“Project Cosmos is raising the bar once again not only for Heesen, but for custom aluminium yacht building in general,” says Arthur Brouwer, CEO of Heesen. “Both from a technical standpoint and from a performance point of view we are pushing boundaries. Not only has this 80.7m project been designed to reach close to 30 knots, she has been designed for fast, 20+ knots cruising in an efficient manner. The solutions we have implemented to meet all these requirements are once again driving superyachting forward – just as Heesen has done with innovative and ground-breaking projects throughout its 40-year history.”
55-meter superyacht Antares launched by Heesen
Dutch shipbuilder Heesen started year with the launch of YN 18455 Project - 55m superyacht Antares. 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We look forward to sharing more images with you as soon as she will leave the shed to undergo rigorous sea trials in the North Sea. #staytuned #launch #FDHF</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">Публикация от <a href="https://www.instagram.com/heesenyachts/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Heesen Yachts</a> (@heesenyachts) <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2019-01-11T23:18:47+00:00">11 Янв 2019 в 3:18 PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>Francesco Paszkowski created her interior design, while Omega Architects was responsible for exteriors, with the Van Oossanen Naval Architecture design of steel class fast displacement hull form hull.Heesen is planning to launch more 4 superyachts in 2019, with more than 10 currently under construction. Heesen are active in 40-60m yacht segment, but they are more focused now on 50-60m yachts, as they see their potential there, as well as fully-customized yachts up to 80m.
Sanlorenzo is now 100% Italian
Massimo Perotti - chairman and chief executive of Sanlorenzo has bought 23% of company's shares back from the Chinese company Sundiro Holding, that was sold in 2013 to protect the Italian shipyard from financial crisis, as Chinese yachting market under 20 metres was growing. Now, Sundiro Holding has problems with liquidity and Chinese market is falling. Previously, Mr. Perotti bought back the 16% of shares, that were previously sold to Fondo Italiano di Investimento. After this equity restructuring operations the Perotti family owns 96% of the company's shares, with 4% of shares owned by Sanlorenzo management.The company now is expecting the increase of revenue by 20% this year on 2018’s reported €380 million. Company will also invest €100 million by 2020 into new facilities, products and R&D. Sanlorenzo will also develop new production lines with the Blue Game shipyard which was bought last year and a series of boats under Sanlorenzo Sport label."At the time we needed to increase our working capital to support the sector in crisis, and there was also an agreement to help our partners build boats under 20 metres in China,” Perotti told the Italian newspaper. “Now things have changed: boating in the region did not take off and Sundiro has a liquidity problem and needs cash, so they proposed that I buy back their shares.”“We have recorded an increase in turnover from €300 million in 2017 to €380 in 2018, and we estimate a growth of around 20% to €460 million in 2019,” Perotti says. “And most importantly, we have a portfolio of orders between now and 2020 worth €500 million.”
Cetera Yachts to present new Multispace Yacht concept at boot Dusseldorf 2019
A new Italian builder Cetera Yachts will present their new Multispace Yacht concept at boot Dusseldorf yachting show. Cetera Yachts is formed by a team of well known yachting professionals (Francesco Guida, for example). Key feature of this concept is what the shipyard named "Stretched Liveability" - a division of interior and exterior spaces, maximizing liveability and making more space available. Cetera Yachts rearranged the living areas on a single deck level, instead of two or more levels. For example, they decided to locate the salon and guest cabins on the main deck, while usually it's located on the lower deck. Interior and exterior spaces are interconnected by large windows. Client will benefit from this concept as the shipyard use high-end raw materials, which means lower production costs and faster delivery, and also because the cabins, for example, are not shaped to the hull forms makes the outfitting process much easier. Yacht designer and naval architect Francesco Guida derived inspiration from ‘a one-story villa’ with many different private spaces, which he has applied to a yacht in order to maximise the use of available space from bow to stern.Cetera's new range of motor yacht starts from 18.9 meters in length and beam of 5.5 meters, varying hybrid propulsions systems. This type of yacht is targeted at young families, boat-loving singles and superyacht owners looking to downsize. Cetera is already building their first unit, with delivery in summer 2019.

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