1. 127m superyacht project fails to sell
In early 2014 it had emerged following multiple reports in Italian media that Privilege Yard, a shipyard based in Civitavecchia was in financial distress. These reports of unpaid wages might have gone unnoticed if it wasn't for the 127m project the shipyard was working on at the time.
Queen Miri was just photographed for the first time at Marina Herzliya, on the coast of Israel, following her extensive refit period at Amico & Co, the largest project undertaken by the shipyard. 85 meters in length when she was known as Delma, Queen Miri has been lengthened to 91.5 meters over the course of the 16-month long refit. The yacht's engines were also replaced to twin MTU 20V 4000 M93L engines and three new MTU generators were fitted on the yacht.
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. 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.
M/Y A, which is reportedly for sale now, has been recently spotted in the South of France. She was built by Blohm+Voss in 2008. Designed by Philippe Starck, the vessel remains the most talked-about yacht on the seas. A is capable of accommodating 14 guests in 7 luxurious cabins, as well as a crew of 42.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to help a young sailor who was severely injured after falling off the yacht last year. Jacob Nicol, 23, was working as a third assistant engineer on 81.8m superyacht Kibo in Mallorca in May, 2015, when he fell into the sea and struck his head. Nicol was taken to a nearby hospital with severe brain damage and his family was told he would likely never be able to communicate.
Turkish builder Mengi Yay has launched 45m superyacht Aquarius which was in-build since June 2015. The vessel features naval architecture from Ginton Naval Architects and exterior design by Oğuzhan Güler. Aquarius has three full internal decks plus an open-air sundeck and is able to sleep up to 10 guests. The crew number just under ten are accommodated in 4 cabins on board.
Turkish shipyard Mayra Yachts launched its largest vessel to date, the 50m motor yacht Euphoria. Designed by Ken Freivokh, the project has been in development since 2013. Euphoria is expected to reach a maximum speed of 16.5 knots as she is fitted with twin 1,600hp CAT C32 engines. The superyacht will have a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 12 knots.
German yachtbuilder Lurssen has shared the images of 106m Project Mistral undergoing sea trials. Not a lot is known about the project but it is confirmed that Espen Oeino is responsible for her exterior design. The shipyard reports that the megayacht will be handed over to her owner later this year and will depart to the Middle East where she will join a fleet of other yachts.
Newly launched Feadship 70m superyacht Joy arrived in Amsterdam last Wednesday. Jan Ramaker was on the scene in IJmuiden to capture these stunning photos.
77,4m yacht Legend has been launched at Icon Yachts in Harlingen, the Netherlands, 3 months ago. Now we have been informed that the vessel left Holland for her maiden trip to explore the world including Arctic and Antarctic Circles.With naval architecture and exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, interiors by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk, Legend represents an explorer yacht, which was extensively refitted and renovated.
The 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) will take place from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 September 2020 at Port Hercule in Monaco.The organisers are fully aware of the strategic importance of the MYS to the companies that participate each year – for growing their business, sales and marketing.The Monaco Yacht Show 2020 will probably be one of the first opportunities this year to bring together the yachting industry and meet private customers to discuss current and future market trends and share a true superyachting experience that only a visit to a salon can offer.The MYS offers the perfect setting for establishing direct relations based on trust. Future buyers can visit several yachts all in one day, compare them, meet the designers, and discuss with brokers and shipyards. Such a totally immersive experience is as essential as it can be decisive when considering the purchase or construction of a superyacht.MYS is keeping a close eye on how the pandemic is evolving, hoping there will be a healthier and more stable situation around the globe in the coming months.Also, the MYS, we will implement directives issued by the government of Monaco and the World Health Organisation (WHO) that reflect how the pandemic has evolved by September 2020.
May 25, 2020
CLB88 created in collaboration with internationally celebrated designer Jozeph Forakis.The interiors of CLB88 transcend trends. From the mind of Milan-based designer Jozeph Forakis, every element of CLB88 has been conceived to maximize utility.CLB88 is built on a floating framework, the interior of the yacht is isolated from the hull and support members, minimizing vibration and noise. Furthermore, by integrating fuel and water tanks with the hull - a unique feature of all CL Yachts - the boat’s rigidity is increased and a double-bottomed safety zone is created.Born and bred for performance, CLB88 set new standards in utilizing state-of-the-art technology. A gyro stabilization and an active interceptor system ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride, while a CZONE monitoring system oversees tankage and primary boat functions. CL Yachts offers unmatched expertise in resin-infused composites which are integrated with carbon fibre and fibreglass fabric structures. This allows the yacht’s weight to be significantly minimized while her strength and durability are maximized. CL Yachts’ unmatched experience allows the cruiser a high strength-to-weight ratio that delivers best-in-class speed and fuel efficiency. Also, 3,000-gallon fuel capacity keeps the joy of long-haul explorations firmly on the table.
May 25, 2020
Ulstein Verft delivered 88.5-metre Espen Øino-designed explorer yacht Olivia O after reconstruction. Planning and engineering work began on the boat in November 2016. The project’s hull and superstructure were constructed in Croatia by the Brodosplit.Though Oliva O is Ulstein’s first private superyacht project, well-known superyacht designer Espen Oeino brings valuable experience.Designed and built by Ulstein Verft - a yard better known for commercial vessels, ferries and workboats, Olivia O is characterised by a striking reverse bow and explorer profile.Olivia O can sleep up to 20 in eight cabins, including Pullman bunks while crew accommodation is for 30 people.
May 25, 2020
On 8 May 2020 Ulstein has delivered the first two platform supply vessels of the Ulstein px121 design built at SWS, China, the 'Guo Hai Min Xing' and the 'Guo Hai Min Sheng'. They are operating for COSL – China Oilfield Services Limited, for whom they have a long-term charter.Two more vessels of the same design at SWS (Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.), have completed their sea trial and will also be delivered to COSL shortly, according to schedule. Owner of all four vessels is Sinoocean.Guo Hai Min Xing (originally Crest Andromeda 2), a Ulstein px121 design. A FireFighting Offshore Support Vessel.Guo Hai Min Sheng (originally Crest Andromeda 1), Ulstein px121 designed offshore supply ship. Meets clients’ operational expectations in terms of deck space, capacities, speed, position holding capabilities and fuel efficiency.The Ulstein px121 is a flexible platform supply vessel design featuring the X-BOW hull line design for smoother motions in head seas. A platform supply vessel of this design has a competitive combination of fuel-efficiency and cargo capacities/deadweight. This translates to a performance level that is usually expected from larger PSVs, but at a medium-sized PSV cost - delivering excellent value-for-money for the owner and operator.
May 22, 2020
Echo Yachts reveals 50m Project Echo catamaran design. This is the latest design collaboration between Bannenberg & Rowell Design in London, their Australian custom superyacht build team at Echo Yachts in Perth and Incat Crowther in Sydney.The aluminium catamaran is described as “similar” in design to the FRP composite catamaran Charley, delivered by the yard in 2017.New Yacht Support Vessel can accommodate up to 20 guests and 17 crew, also it has entertainment areas and a selection of tenders and toys including specialist scuba diving facilities and dive store, onboard hyperbaric chamber and a helicopter pad.According to company's sales and marketing manager, Chris Blackwell, “Added to the excitement of this new vessel we are really pleased it fits in nicely with Echo’s ongoing commitment to creating world-class ‘eco-efficient’ vessels here in Western Australia. No matter where in the world our clients may be, they are able to easily see and engage in the design and build of their new vessel using the same online video meetings, CCTV video feeds, plus photo and video reports we have been providing our clients with since 2015."
May 22, 2020