In October 2014, the yachting community was baffled to read in mainstream media about 222m Triple Deuce, a project supposedly sold by 4Yacht. Not only was the length of the superyacht baffling but the wording of the press release was also off-putting.
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A brokerage agency publishing a press release on the sale of a 100m+ yacht is extremely rare and it's certainly unheard of to publicly advertise the cost of a project. 4Yacht's statement however went on to explain how their client feared to be "eclipsed" by another yacht if he were to build a 200m yacht so he wanted to make sure to build a 222m and keep the crown of the largest yacht in the world.
Project Triple Deuce is about to set the world on fire as not only the largest private yacht ever built, coming in at a whopping 222 meters (728.4'), but also the most expensive, at a cost of over $1 billion USD.
Craig Timm, 4Yacht, Inc. (2014)
The project, for which the designers were never announced, was supposed to have an "agressive" delivery schedule and to supposedly be handed over to the client in 2018.
With 2016 now well underway, Yacht Harbour conducted a study amongst leading figures in the superyacht industry. The study's findings were clear, the Triple Deuce project is 'a total fantasy' as one of the respondents put it. No shipyard is currently working on a project of this scale and all brokers agreed on the fact that Triple Deuce was a publicity stunt.
Whereas the Triple Deuce only existed within the realm of its press release, the press coverage the supposed concept went on to get was very real. CNN reported on the news with comments from Gaelle Tallarida, managing director of the Monaco Yacht Show.
Upon further research, Yacht Harbour's study has also found that the Triple Deuce PR was not the first shot 4Yacht took at marketing through such publicity stunts. In 2005, the company issued a statement that they had listed for sale a 405ft "Gigayacht" designed by Frank Mulder on eBay.
Later, in 2006, a new press release appeared stating the yacht had been sold on eBay via the "Buy Now" button at a price of $85,000,000 for a 50% deposit putting the total sales price at $170 million according to 4Yacht. When Forbes tried investing this information, it transpired the yacht had been relisted on eBay. 10 years later, there is still no evidence of such a yacht being delivered.
4Yacht could not be reached for a comment.
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
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February 26, 2020
Taiwan's Johnson Yachts superyacht shipyard has launched the interior of the Johnson 80 superyacht series. The yacht was launched in March 2019.The yacht features exterior designed by Bill Dixon of the Dixon Yacht Design and interior designed by Karen Lynn.The external design of Dixon creates a series of external vertical windows, this allows to see panoramic views from the inside of the main deck.The kitchen has an open galley, marble countertops and a bar counter. The layout with four cabins is located on the lower deck and includes an all-wheel drive captain of the middle class, VIP seats and two double cabins for guests.
February 26, 2020
Elada Yachts, part of the Lazzara Yachts group, is set to launch its first superyacht.This is the most spacious Sky Lounge in this market segment.The spacious wheelhouse provides a full 180 degree view, and its straight position provides excellent lines of sight and optimal ease of navigation. Above the steering wheel feed is an elevated living room that looks over 4 large monitors. The latest generation of navigation equipment and alarm monitoring systems seamlessly integrates yacht systems.The aft flybridge include large table for eight people, the sofa and bar and also an additional Jacuzzi layout. An automatic canopy system provides adequate sun protection.The Bow Lounge has a spacious tanning bed, a large crescent-shaped seating area, and a sofa to enjoy magnificent views. On the lower deck there is a beach club with a convenient storage for runners and a fenced railing with a swimming platform.The yacht has a VIP cabin and double guest cabins and includes large windows, wardrobe, queen-size bed, desk and TV.Surfaces are made of exotic wood and stone. Each double room has a desk and two single beds.
February 25, 2020