The Italian Sea Group has announced the partnership with Blackorange Superyacht Experts, a full-service brokerage company with a consolidated position on the markets of the Gulf of Arabia.
The collaboration sees Blackorange Superyacht Expert representing on an exclusive basis Admiral and Tecnomar brands in the markets of the Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, which offer interesting development opportunities and in which The Italian Sea Group will be able to further consolidate its positioning, thanks to the proven track record of Blackorange in the segment of mega-yachts from 50 up to 150 meters.
“This is a highly strategical partnership for our Group. The Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain have a huge potential and I am confident that the expertise of Blackorange Team combined with our solid reputation in terms of design, quality and innovation will result in a significant growth in these areas. This partnership is a further step in our global development plan and it complements the network of our reference dealers in US, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Egypt and Azerbaijan,” says Giuseppe Taranto, Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer at The Italian Sea Group.
The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters.
Credits: The Italian Sea Group
47m high-performance cruiser sloop Nilaya and her Panamax carbon fiber mast and boom by Rondal on the move to Royal Huisman Amsterdam. Last week Nilaya has departed from her construction hall at the builder’s Vollenhove facility. Exploring all the options for a luxurious performance cruiser also capable of podium finishes at superyacht regattas, the team made full design studies for the yacht in both carbon and aluminum using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to optimize hull shape and balance. Royal Huisman used a Featherlight™ method, an evolution of nearly 60 years of aluminum yacht-building experience melded with the latest carbon technology, providing her owners the best of both materials for a no-compromise yacht. <iframe width=560 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/tNEPsHprwug title=YouTube video player frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share allowfullscreen></iframe>“While the new Nilaya is meant to take the owners world cruising, they also asked for a boat with all the ‘good habits’ of their previous racer, meaning responsiveness and excellent handling. Alustar aluminum is the right material for an advanced, quality superyacht for global cruising. It deals with noise better and is a better choice for cruising in comfort to remote locations. However, we also thought it was possible to build a lighter aluminum high-performance superyacht. Royal Huisman was not afraid to invest in research to explore and develop all manner of innovative weight-saving possibilities. They really chased the details,” says Nigel Ingram of MCM Newport who serves as the owners’ project manager on the build.Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Tom van Oossanen/Royal Huisman; Royal Huisman YouTube
February 6, 2023
The 74m Lady Jorgia has been sold by Edmiston's in-house deal – the broker Alex Busher represented the buyer and the seller. After the sale the yacht was renamed Andrea. Andrea was launched by Italian CRN in 2017. She features a bottom-glassed pool, a spa, and spacious foredeck bow, which can be converted into a dancefloor or set-up for a dinner setting plus a large upper deck aft that connects smoothly with the main inside dining area. Her exterior was made by Zuccon International Project, while the interiors are the work of Winch Design. In 2017 she got the Best Layout award for her category at the World Yacht Trophies 2017.The 74m superyacht can accommodate 12 guests across eight cabins, including an exceptional master suite with huge windows offering panoramic views from bed and a private terrace forward.Thanks to two Caterpillar engines Andrea can reach a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruise at 15 knots. She will be available for charter with Edmiston. Credits: Edmiston; Yacht Harbour archive
February 6, 2023
Silent-Yachts has launched the very first solar electric catamaran Silent 60 at its own shipyard in Fano, Italy, which has been acquired in spring 2022.“We are happy that our Italian shipyard performs really well. It was the right decision to purchase and develop it in a way that is in line with our corporate long-term strategy,” said Michael Köhler, Founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts. The first Silent 60 has four guest cabins on the lower deck (the series allows up to six cabins + one crew cabin), including a spacious master suite in the bow. There are numerous social areas on board, including an airy main saloon, an aft cockpit, a cozy bow area and a flybridge. Thanks to a draft of under 1m the Silent 60 can access shallow bays, a crucial consideration for cruising grounds in the Caribbean and South East Asia. Two swimming platforms in the stern can be extended on owner’s request to carry a pair of electric jet skis. The lifting hydraulic platform between the two platforms can carry a 4-meter tender.“The Silent-Yachts catamarans are built to last and they are reliable ocean going vessels,” says Michael Köhler. “They require virtually no maintenance especially compared to yachts with traditional combustion engines. In addition, warranties for batteries and solar panels are for 8 and 25 years respectively.”The recently launched Silent 60 is equipped with 2 x 250 kW engines for the maximum speed of 14 knots. The catamaran carries 42 solar panels for 16 kWp of solar energy to power two electric motors of 2 x 250 kW. Backed up by a battery capacity of up to 210 kWh, she will be able to cruise efficiently with zero emissions solely on solar power for up to 100 nautical miles a day for weeks.Silent-Yachts is producing the world’s first fully solar-sustainable oceangoing production catamaran yachts. They are powered exclusively by solar energy and capable of cruising up to 100 miles per day. In 2009, founders Heike and Michael Köhler, who have spent 6,000 days cruising more than 75,000 miles all around the world, launched the Solarwave 46, the first fully self-sufficient blue-water catamaran after years of testing solar-powered propulsion, and they have been building boats ever since. Credits: Alessandro Guerrieri/Silent-Yachts
February 6, 2023
boot will be at its Düsseldorf home port from 20 to 28 January 2024. The organizers shared the number from with year’s show – nearly 237,000 visitors from over 100 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors from 68 nations on 220,000 sq. m in 16 exhibition halls, have been registering at the exhibition, which was held from 21 to 29 January.“Despite the difficult general conditions, boot 2023 has written a success story. We would not have dreamt of this outcome. boot has finally reached calm waters and is once again firmly anchored in its Düsseldorf home port. The successful comeback has demonstrated that trade fairs ‘made in Düsseldorf’ have an international appeal,” reports Wolfram Diener, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. Visitors from all over Germany, especially experts from the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, UK, Turkey and Spain used the trade fair to find out about the latest innovations in the sector. Numerous manufacturers and prospective buyers from the USA, South America and Asia made the trip to Düsseldorf again and enriched the industry get-together with innovative products, inspirations and in-depth knowledge transfer.Also attracting a lot of attention was the new sustainability forum ‘blue innovation dock’ at boot 2023. Here industry, policy-makers and international associations met for high-level dialogue and exchange. Philip Easthill, Secretary General of the Association of the European Boating Industry from Brussels, comments: “The industry has already made great strides in the development of sustainable materials, propulsion systems and marinas and we will be able to support them intensively in the future with the blue innovation dock”.Credits: boot Düsseldorf
February 3, 2023
Damen Yachting has delivered the support vessel YS 7512, now known as Abeona after a Roman goddess of outward journeys and safe returns. The order for the vessel, supposedly from Jeff Bezos, but the information wasn’t confirmed, was received in 2019. The model features customized in-house design based on the YS 75 model in the Damen Yacht Support range. The project on behalf of the client was supervised by Wright Maritime Group. In January Abeona arrived in Gibraltar after successful sea trials in December. The 75-meter vessel has a beam of 12 meters and a volume of approximately 1,900 GT. She features a helicopter hangar with a D14 value, has state-of-the-art environmental equipment and capacity for containerised emergency relief support equipment together with a wide range of specialized marine gear and tenders. The vessel will be able to accommodate up to 45 people including crew, specialist staff and guests.She has a top speed of 18 knots and a range of 5,000 miles at 15 knots. 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: Damen Yachting
February 3, 2023