In the midst of a failing yachting industry in Dubai, two yacht designers have to decided to go against the grain and create some of the most aggressive yachts in the business. Franco Gianni from SFG Yacht Design has teamed up with Josh Rodriguez, a yacht designer and naval engineer with many years of experience working with some of the most prominent shipyards in Europe. The Duos first assault on the yacht design world is a new type of full displacement, RPH, 44-meter motor yacht with aggressive styling and advanced technology throughout.
The yacht, which goes by the project name “Bandida”, is the yachtsman’s dream. Designed with sun worshipping, socializing and connectivity to the sea in mind, project Bandida boasts oversize seating throughout all decks and a large swimming pool, centrally located on the fly bridge. Franco and Josh have spent many years on board all types of different yachts in many different ways adding to long list of experiences in the industry, so when it came time to design a yacht that would make a statement as not just another concept, they designed it as if it was they’re own yacht. The thought process behind the design was to include as much comfort and style possible without sacrificing functionality. The yacht is designed and engineered to be able to go anywhere in the world in complete comfort and safety economically. The hull is a proven full displacement platform that will be powered by twin Caterpillar C 32 Acert diesels. She will have a cruising speed of 16 knots and a max of 18 knots with a max range of 5000 nautical miles. Project Bandida will displace just 370 tonnes.
From the outside, Bandida will have the illusion of a tri decker when in reality she is more of a traditional raised pilothouse design. One of the main advantages of this illusion is the amount of volume the main salon will boast. She has the feeling of a much bigger boat inside. She will feature a main deck master with a foldout balcony, four lower guest cabins, a large beach club, tender garage and a large, comfortable crew area.
The lower deck aft will house a large comfortable beach club that opens aft via a large glass transom door and two side opening balcony doors. Forward of the beach club is a dedicated tender garage that will house a custom 6.5 meter tender.
One of the main features of Bandida is the flush bow of the yacht. The entire bow is dedicated to sunbathing, relaxation and socializing. Two large aft sunpads are flush with the teak deck followed by a large social pit surrounded by more sunpads.
We want this yacht to appeal to all types of yachtsman, the family oriented type all the way to the ultimate party going type. The yacht will be a great charter yacht based on the fact that she is so versatile. “Franco Gianni”
Project Bandida is an aggressive and angular yacht with a vertical bow and simple lines that give this yacht the tough yet feminine look of a go anywhere in style type of yacht. With a length over all of 44 meters and a beam of just over 8 meters this yacht sets her self apart from the heard by providing an exterior and interior volume that is unheard of in her class, actually she is the class, because there is no other yacht in the world like her.
Entering the yacht from the starboard side of the aft deck, you are immediately welcomed by a large sunpad and gracious lounge area. Forward towards the main salon doors is a large 12-seater dining table that is a work of art in itself.
As you exit the aft deck for the fly bridge via the large, starboard side staircase, you are immediately greeted by a giant lap pool surrounded by glass and a towering arch with a waterfall and central bar that caters to all four sides of the of the fly. On the aft deck, custom designer furniture creates and inviting, relaxing area that can opt as a sun lounge or as a sitting area that provides ultimate comfort. The forward end of the fly bridge is a lounger’s paradise, with the biggest sun pads and lounges to be found on a 44-meter motor yacht. This area was designed with many little hidden secrets such as built in cool boxes; lift tables and accessories for those of us who worship the sun and sea.
Pushing the trend towards making more of foredecks, built-in seating and sun pads transform the bow into a private, intimate lounge in its own right, rather than a makeshift hideaway with a deckchair or two.
The interior of this yacht is created for 12 guests in 5 cabins, the master being on the main deck. The interior layout of the boat is unique and non traditional just as she is on the outside.
The overall synopsis of this yacht is that it was created for those of us who want to get on board our yacht and not be afraid to touch anything, to jump on a giant lounge, read a book or just lay in comfort under the sun for hours on end. This is a yacht designed and created by two designers that have actually spent their entire lives on board yachts, as crew and as guest along with being owners themselves. Style, aggressive, sharp, elegant, family, friends, fun, comfort and elegance are just some of the words that can begin to describe this new type of yacht. The objective is to go anywhere in the world in absolute comfort and style, knowing that your in the safest boat possible because the team that designed and built it actually spent the majority of their career at sea as super yacht captains and hands on designers and engineers.
The G2 60’ is the next generation of center consoles and day boats. Designed by Franco Gianni and engineered by Josh Rodriguez, the G2 redefines the day boat market by outperforming the competition and looking really good doing it. The G2 has an aggressive exterior and interior along with a pedigree hull bottom that is capable of triple digit speeds in any condition. Based off the original SFG 60’ CCV, the G2 takes the super center console to the next level. The G2 comes standard with all of the goodies usually considered options, including large, aft fold out platforms. The G2 has many different power options, from inboard diesels hooked up to surface drives to 5 Mercury Racing 400R outboards, the standard would be a quad, Seven Marine 627 outboard package that can push her to speeds in excess of 75mph.
The G2 is offered in 3 different layout arrangements and is completely customizable by her owner.
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
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
Ferretti Yachts 500 is the result of the collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee headed by Ing. Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors and design studio Ideaeitalia for the new interior design concept.The exteriors have the aerodynamic design and the sleek, streamlined shapes. The stern features a soft and sporty design, with new solutions and generous spaces, while the profile of the hull proposes an enhancement of the windows, characterised by wide, modern shapes.According to Filippo Salvetti, the exterior design architect, “The design of the new Ferretti Yachts 500 highlights an overall dynamism thanks to new and innovative stylistic features of the superstructure. A natural heir to the Ferretti Yachts 720, it reinterprets the new styles of the range in a very personal way. It proposes a layout based on a design centred on people and their life on board, a typical approach of the Ferretti DNA. The two different moods of decor by Ideaeitalia studio perfectly reflect the Just Like Home philosophy and are able to satisfy the tastes of every customer”.Ferretti Yachts 500 reveals two types of the interior: Classic, with its warm tones and Contemporary, inspired by Mediterranean colours.The Classic mood is dominated by dark oak, combined with glossy and matte lacquers in shades of black and white. The main deck features a spacious lounge area, with two large sofas and a coffee table that can be transformed into a dining table.Key features of the yacht is the stern swimming platform. When the platform is submerged, steps are revealed for totally safe access to the sea, and the convenience of the latest-generation optional lift system makes it suitable for the whole family. Ferretti Yachts 500 installs twin Cummins QSB 6.7 engines delivering 550 mhp, for a top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots (preliminary data). The new yacht will also be equipped with optional gyroscopic stabilisation to guarantee the maximum stability at anchor and during navigation.
May 22, 2020