When an Australian client visited the Horizon Yacht facilities last year, he was immediately drawn to the exterior styling of the Cor D. Rover-designed Horizon FD85 luxury motoryacht. The expansive living and entertaining spaces that rival 100-foot-plus superyachts fully satisfied his needs for a party yacht and, after learning more about Horizon’s advanced technologies, craftsmanship and the FD85’s unique High Performance Piercing Bow that ensures excellent seakeeping and performance, this young client turned into an owner, deciding to build a new FD85 that was tailored to his yachting lifestyle.
The Horizon FD85 motoryacht model is a multifunctional & spacious platform for various types of entertaining. As the owner is fond of watersports, a storage area for dive gear was planned next to the garage while a tender fueling station was designed as well. In addition, a fillet table was installed on the hydraulic swim platform to easily clean and prepare fresh seafood caught by the owner. The owner also specified that the luxury yacht be built with a helipad to easily accommodate guests traveling to and from the yacht. To facilitate this request, Horizon constructed a carbon fiber bridge hardtop to meet the structural strength required for the helipad.
Built in compliance with Australian AS/NZS power standards, this FD85 – named Julind – has been certified to ensure a stable power supply as well as power safety throughout the vessel. Equipped with twin MAN 1,200hp engines, Julind’s 3,480-gallon fuel capacity affords a 1,680nm range at a 10-knot cruise. She can also reach a maximum speed of 16.6 knots at half load. The owner plans to drive his new luxury yacht to her home port and will enjoy a wonderful maiden voyage aboard Julind from Kaohsiung to Australia. We wish him safe passage and many years of memories aboard his new Horizon FD85 luxury yacht!
Most drones provide a fun way for you capture beautiful outdoor views and while hiking or traveling. But with an underwater drone, anyone can explore the unknown ocean depths. The functionality of a standard, airborne drone expands to meet challenging ocean currents with high-performance motion technology.Titan is the most affordable underwater drone on the market with the highest available water pressure rating, built to go wherever your underwater adventure takes you. With its powerful 4K 30fps camera and streamlined, game-like control system, Titan can be your eyes under the sea. Able to withstand depths up to 150m, farther than any other drone to date, you can pilot Titan with an easy to use smartphone/tablet app. Capture stunning underwater images and videos, find plentiful locations to fish, or even carry out accurate technical inspections of underwater equipment. Whether you are scuba diver, underwater photographer, drone enthusiast, marine naturalist, educator or just want to have fun, Titan is your best choice. Titan’s built-in camera features a 160° ultra-wide angle lens, creating cinematic 4K videos and spectacular 8MP photos in rich detail and color.Titan is designed with a diving range of up to 150m, so it can dive down and unravel the mysteries of the deep blue sea, while you stay high and dry, enjoying the adventure. Powered by 6 high-performance thrusters and guided by a precise steering algorithm, Titan commands the speed, endurance, and agility needed to withstand demanding deep dives and strong currents.<iframe width="1063" height="517" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3FSpNnhNXB8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
November 13, 2018
Moore Stephens is a company that offers a broad range of services including accounting and business services, corporate and personal retirement solutions, corporate recovery, financial planning, investigations and forensic, local business support, luxury asset insurance/insurance intermediation, taxation advice and compliance, VAT and business consulting, all under one roof.Expert crews around the world diligently take care of some of the world’s finest superyachts, ensuring everything is smooth sailing for their wealthy owners. But who takes care of the needs of the crew?Moore Stephens Crew Benefits recently won the ‘Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award for 2019’ by the international business publication ‘World Commerce Review’ (WCR). WCR awards celebrate achievement, innovation and excellence across several fields of international endeavour and are recognised as confirmation of professional conduct and excellence.“To be best in class and win an award such as this, it’s necessary to think way beyond the expected”, said Melanie Langley, Senior Crew Benefits Adviser. “We go to all lengths necessary to provide the best possible service for crew at sea and we’re delighted our skill and dedication in this regard has not gone unnoticed”.
November 13, 2018
The 117 meter Alexis is a marriage between elegance and capability. She boasts a massive owner’s suite at the stern with a private swimming pool. There is an additional swimming pool at the bow of Alexis. Her two pools boast hard retractable covers so draining is not required in rough conditions.She features a huge open sky bar with two spas on the 6th level. The Alexis has many private indoor and outdoor areas, boasts 3 master suites, and can carry 20 guests in full luxury. She has four freefall lifeboats that can be deployed in the worst of conditions.The integrated aircraft hangar has 3000 ft², enough to store four small helicopters or 3 medium helicopters. The huge landing area permits safe aircraft operations during rough conditions. The two large cranes can help load and off load special research equipment easily. The Alexis also features heated handrails and heated doors to minimizes icing problems.The Alexis’ cavernous garage can handle 2 submarines, multiple tenders, and other water toys. She can take you to any port on earth nonstop without having to refuel and can be on station for extended periods of time. Her ice class hull can break through moderate ice conditions easily. The Alexis is large enough to be configured for standard diesel-electric propulsion or hybrid. This decision is at the owner's discretion. She is luxurious, beautiful and safe for any type of sea voyage.
November 12, 2018
A dutch shipyard Heesen has announced that the hull and superstructure of Project Castor were joined together at the facility in Oss. Castor is the fourth yacht in the 55m Steel Class, after the Azamanta being the world’s first Fast Displacement steel-hulled super yacht over 50 metres, Laurentia, which was delivered in 2017 and Project Antares. Project Castor features exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. At 760GT, Castor is the largest by volume 55-metre currently in build in the Netherlands. Her interior comes from the boards of renowned design studio Bannenerg & Rowell, marking their eighth collaboration with Heesen.Frank Laupman has given the exterior lines muscular overtones, but these design cues are cleverly integrated into the traditional Heesen sleek look. The design is efficient and rational, with iconic elements such as the vertical floor-to-ceiling windows in the forward section of the main deck as well as full height windows in the main saloon and skylounge, open bulwarks, and the “shark tooth” on the overhang of the superstructure. All these elements help make the Heesen 55m Steel Class distinct and recognizable from afar.Like her sister ships, Castor sports the fast displacement hull form (FDHF) devised by Van Oossanen, which delivers high levels of efficiency across the whole speed spectrum. Besides efficiency and low resistance, the 55m Steel FDHF provides fantastic comfort, and thanks to the large stabiliser fins by Naiad – installed forward of centre – this includes exceptional roll reduction at anchor. Another advantage of a slippery hull is that it can be powered by smaller engines and decreasing the engine power comes with many benefits – in particular increased space and reduced noise. Two MTU 8V 4000 M63 main engines (which meet IMO Tier III emissions regulations) will deliver 1,000kW each, allowing Castor to reach a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. She will have an impressive transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 13 knots, making her a true bluewater motor yacht.Project Castor features some innovations from her predecessors: a full-beam sky lounge, a larger master stateroom now measuring 73 square meters, and larger lower deck suites as the VIP has been moved to the bridge deck. Her contemporary Bannenberg & Rowell interior, which features signature woods and natural stones, draws on a subtle but warm colour palette which maximises the sense of airiness delivered by the generous interior spaces and the natural light flooding in from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Project Castor is available for delivery in Spring 2020.
November 9, 2018
Bering Yachts has a new order for a 32-meter semi-custom yacht (Bering 106) with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. Like all Bering yachts, B106 is able to cross the ocean, providing maximum safety and modern comfort with fuel efficiency, as well as cruising to any destinations. Bering 106 is 32 meter in length and has 7.5 meter beam, with a displacement of 212. With a fuel capacity of 30,000 liters this model can travel over 4,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 9 knots and maximum speed of 13 knots.The master stateroom is located on the upper deck immediately behind the pilothouse. On the main deck, the living and dining areas are combined into a single living space with an excellent panoramic view from almost any point due to the large glass area. Forward on the main deck there is a huge island kitchen with access to the front deck, where you can relax on the sun loungers or in the jacuzzi. There are 4 guest staterooms, including a game room, 2 crew cabins and a crew quarters on the lower deck. The flybridge equipped with a second control station and with a lounge area, including wet bar, chairs and settee.
November 9, 2018