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Feadship launches 58-meter Najiba
Feadship has confirmed the launch of their new 58-meter yacht, Najiba. Meaning noble in arabic, the...
Steve Kozloff unveils the concept of an ice-class yacht Kosatka
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Tech entrepreneur Jasper Smith launches shipyard
Serial tech startup founder Jasper Smith has announced plans to launch a shipyard in view of...
CRN shipyard presented the first render of the 75-meter Begallta superyacht designed by Igor Lobanov
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Zeelander Z72: a close look at the new 22-meter flagship. Design inspired by Porsche
Zeelander Yachts shipyard has so far produced luxury boats of unmistakable style, not exceeding 55...
Super RIB: Fiorentino and SACS' new 5000-HP luxury chase boat
The Milan-based Federico Fiorentino design studio and the Lombard manufacturer of high-speed RIB's...
Design Agency Tjep presented a new electric yacht concept EAU
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: Azora
Azora is the name of the first yacht of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection On December 5, 2018, the...
New Horizon: Damen to develop refit yard in Montenegro
Damen, the Dutch group behind Amels, has entered into a contract with Adriatic Marinas and the...
The 11 largest yachts sold in 2018
Particularly strong for the megayacht market, 2018 has seen many deals go through the market. Yacht...
49m Elaldrea+ delivered by Benetti for repeat client
Initially launched in March 2018, the 49-meter Elaldrea+ has now been delivered to her...
New Heights: How Azimut-Benetti is taking over the market
Established in 1873, Benetti went a long way from building wooden boats to posting a €1...
Rosetti Superyachts confirms 1st ever yacht sold
Italian firm Rosetti Superyachts has confirmed the sale of its first ever yacht. Sold to a European...
142m Lurssen Project Redwood moved to floating dock
Project Redwood, the 142-meter superyacht currently in-build at Lurssen, has now been moved to a...
56m Perini Navi Voyager moves closer to completion
The first new build in Perini Navi's Voyager line is moving closer to completion as the new-build...
109m Oceanco Project Bravo on sea trials
Footage on social media now shows that the 109-meter Oceanco, Project Bravo is ongoing sea...
Benetti to launch 107-meter superyacht for serial yacht owner
Earlier this week, Benetti has been preparing to launch its newest flagship, a 107-meter superyacht...
Look inside Gulf Craft's first Majesty 140
Gulf Craft, the fast-growing UAE-based shipyard, has released more imagery of its latest 43-meter...
Inside the 91m yacht seized by Malaysia
In the spotlight throughout a long-running case around Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the...
91m Equanimity to be auctioned for nine figures
Equanimity, the 91-meter superyacht caught up in legal pursuits led by the United States'...
Hakvoort launches flagship 64m Scout
Hakvoort, the Dutch-based shipyard, has confirmed the launch of its largest project to date, the...
Promise: Feadship's first ice-classed yacht delivered
Promise, the 51-meter yacht launched earlier this year, has now been delivered according to the...
Indian Empress crew recovers $1 million in salaries
Maritime union Nautilus has confirmed that near $1 million in overdue salaries were paid to the...
5 reasons why Fathom should be the next yacht you buy
1. She has just seen a 1 million EURO Price ReductionFathom has just seen a huge Price...

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142-meter superyacht Project Redwood launched by Lurssen
142-meter Project Redwood has been launched by Lurrsen. The details are coming from brokerage company Moran Yacht & Ship, which sold the yacht. This vessel is the largest yacht ever sold and built by a brokerage company in the history of yachting. Designed by the team at Nuvolari & Lenard, Project Redwood is being built to a Moran Yacht & Ship specification and her construction is being overseen by them.Image courtesy of Moran Yacht & ShipIn September, 2015 Project Redwood's sale was announced, as a 139-meter project. Now, she's 3 metre longer and boasts six deck, as well as other features, such as sports and diving centre, a large swimming pool, two helipads and a whole bunch of tenders. Completion is scheduled in 2020.Nuvolari & Lenard created her interior design, which will be able to accommodate up to 36 guests in 20 staterooms. The yacht will also be able for long-range and efficient global explorations. More details coming soon.
Report on death of 81-metre superyacht Kibo (now Grace)
On the morning of 03 May 2015, the large private yacht Kibo (now Grace) was at anchor off Portals Nous in the island of Majorca. A party of 6 guests were on board.As was the normal practice when guests were on board, the work day started early by cleaning the exterior of the yacht and preparing various equipment and facilities for the use of the guests. It was decided that this would be a suitable opportunity to clean the rubbing strakes (known as “rub rails”) on the yacht’s hull approximately 3m above the waterline. This work involves a crew member working over the side of the yacht supported by a safety harness and a “bosun’s chair” that were secured to the yacht’s bulwarks. A deckhand / assistant engineer (“the Deckhand”2) was chosen for the cleaning duties and commenced the overside work, under the supervision of the Chief Officer (C/O) and the Third Officer (3/O).After working over the side for approximately 50 minutes, the Deckhand fell from the worksite into the water and sank below the surface. An on board rescue was commenced, and the Deckhand was recovered from water. The time from the Deckhand falling from the worksite to being recovered back on board the yacht was approximately 13 minutes. First aid was administered, and an ambulance was arranged from shore. With first aid continuing, the Deckhand was transferred to shore in the yacht’s tender where he was transferred to a local hospital for treatment.Due to being deprived of oxygen while under water, the Deckhand suffered hypoxic brain injuries and was left severely disabled. On 07 June 2017 the Deckhand died of bronchial pneumonia brought on by his immobility following the accident. A ruling of accidental death was recorded following an inquest at Birmingham Coroner’s Court.The investigation found that the primary cause of this accident was poor working practices on board and a failure to follow the yacht’s documented safety management system (SMS).
80-metre superyacht Cosmos behind-the-scenes insight
Over its 40-year history, Heesen has developed a reputation for building cutting-edge superyachts that have pushed boundaries in design, speed and efficiency. From record-breakers such as Octopussy to more recent innovators such as Galactica Star, Galactica Supernova and Home, Heesen’s facility in Oss continues to play host to remarkable superyacht projects.The latest project to draw on this extraordinary heritage is Cosmos, an 80.7 metre aluminium superyacht that is set to push the boundaries even further. With a designed top speed close to 30 knots and an efficient cruising speed in excess of 20 knots, Cosmos will use a development of the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) coupled with innovative construction and advanced propulsion solutions to set new standards for large aluminium yachts. Although the keel-laying ceremony is due to take place later this year in May, this is not the start of the project – indeed, an extraordinary amount of design and testing has already been undertaken and completed.The proof-of-concept and testing process has comprised several stages, starting with the base naval architecture of the vessel and its hull form, progressing through extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) work and physical tank testing of a scale model, and culminating with the design of the propellers and rudder system. For these aspects, Heesen has drawn not only on the expertise of its in-house design and engineering department but also that of long-standing partners Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and propulsion specialists at Rolls-Royce.The first stage was to develop the FDHF concept and ensure not only that Cosmos benefitted from the efficiency and speed gains of the design, but also that the yacht could retain inherent stiffness – a challenge because Cosmos features all-aluminium construction in order to achieve the client’s desired maximum speed of close to 30 knots. The solution was for Heesen to develop the Backbone® – a method of construction that could deliver the required stiffness in the yacht without adding weight that would have impacted on the yacht’s performance. Such has been the success of the design that the Backbone® has now been patented.A 3.7m scale segmented model of the yacht was built to use in physical tank tests at the Wolfson Unit in Southampton. After initial data on hydrodynamics, resistance and speed had been gathered, the model has been radio-controlled and self-propelled in order to measure the various bending forces acting within the hull and to prove the Backbone® concept. That provided valuable data for fine-tuning the structural design and to further optimise the construction method.For such a large aluminium yacht, it is particularly important to know the real forces created by the sea on the hull, not just to meet Lloyd’s Register requirements but to exceed those and construct the boat to the highest loads that could be encountered. Using the FDHF design and the Backbone® for such a large aluminium yacht requires a slightly deeper keel depth, but this actually brings further benefits. Due to the slightly increased draft Project Cosmos has a very low block coefficient, which means that the underwater body is very slim with nice verticals in the aft ship area, for an optimal flow of water towards the propellers. This results not only in improved performance but also in higher efficiency, ensuring fast cruising with comparatively low fuel consumption.<iframe width="1067" height="600" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RgjWgN0ESCg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>Refining the propeller design is the ongoing job of research and design engineers at Rolls-Royce. Alongside the propeller design itself, the Promas system – where propeller and rudder are integrated into a single unit to optimise hydrodynamic efficiency – has been implemented in the design. Rolls-Royce engineers started by gathering CFD information of the water flow towards the propeller. Then the design process began with Rolls-Royce proprietary software: different iterations of propeller and rudder design were tried before arriving at the optimal solution, which was then tested in physical experiments. <iframe width="1067" height="600" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h3HsopvR6Qs" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>By creating a 1:11 scale model of the Promas rudder and propeller in the test tank facilities of the Rolls-Royce Hydrodynamic Research Centre (HRC) in Kristinehamn, Sweden, the propeller design was fine-tuned not only to ensure the speed and efficiency requirements are met, but also that any potential problems with cavitation can be eliminated. Cavitation is essentially where air bubbles form in the flow of water around and behind the propeller. It is particularly challenging at high speed, and as well as affecting performance it can also have severe impacts on noise and vibration – a critical consideration for any superyacht project, especially for one close to 30 knots! Cavitation issues were identified and eliminated by adjusting the rudder design. Finally, the tests proved that the propeller performed above expectations.Project Cosmos will feature variable pitch propellers that will enable the yacht to handle both impressive cruising speeds in excess of 20 knots, as well as reaching a maximum speed close to 30 knots – a considerable achievement for an 80-metre superyacht. With the hull design optimised, the construction engineering finalised and the propulsion system going through the last stages of testing, Cosmos is already proving a milestone project for Heesen and the teams involved.“Project Cosmos is raising the bar once again not only for Heesen, but for custom aluminium yacht building in general,” says Arthur Brouwer, CEO of Heesen. “Both from a technical standpoint and from a performance point of view we are pushing boundaries. Not only has this 80.7m project been designed to reach close to 30 knots, she has been designed for fast, 20+ knots cruising in an efficient manner. The solutions we have implemented to meet all these requirements are once again driving superyachting forward – just as Heesen has done with innovative and ground-breaking projects throughout its 40-year history.”
An unprecedented transport of a luxury yacht from Europe to Las Vegas
Ocean Transport, today announced it has successfully transported the newest luxury yacht from Numarine 78 HTS Designed and furnished with state of the art electronic from Furrion LTD, from its manufacturing facility in Turkey to Port Hueneme, California (14,557 Nautical Miles) then over land, crossing the Rocky Mountains to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (2019 CES).This has been the largest yacht ever moved in the United States, moved over land and crossing the Rocky Mountains, traveling a round trip of over 700 miles. Ocean Transport, completed this ocean voyage and land transport, which many other companies said was impossible, in a record amount of time to meet the deadlines for the CES show.The Luxury Yacht Numarine 78 HTS furnished with state of the art electronic from Furrion LTD is now on its way from California to Miami and will be an icon for Numarine and Furrion LTD at the Miami Boat Show in Miami Beach, Florida. Ocean Transport is a leading expert in global logistics. As a fully licensed & bonded freight forwarder, Ocean Transport delivers comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions across many sectors of the industry.
MEISSEN for Dynamiq: German craftsmanship meets Italian boutique yacht brand
Dynamiq starts the New Year with exciting news and we are proud to announce a collaboration with the oldest and one of the most prestigious porcelain manufacturers in Europe: MEISSEN in Germany was founded in 1710 and is renowned around the world for its centuries of craftsmanship and artistic tradition. "Dynamiq’s philosophy is to work with the best companies in the industry, and with MEISSEN we are now able to offer their beautiful porcelain to our clients,” says Paola Gorla, Dynamiq’s Head of Interiors. "The Crossed Swords insignia of MEISSEN is synonymous with the highest-quality porcelain and can be seen in the top hotels and on the most luxurious yachts, including Dynamiq yachts in the future.”With two hand-picked collections perfectly fitting the interior style of Dynamiq yachts, the “MEISSEN for Dynamiq” package includes plates, cups, vases and decorative items, which can be further customised for the client by adding the yacht name or initials onto each item. Tailor-made porcelain storage will also be installed on board the yachts for safe storing."We are very happy to work with Dynamiq. We definitely share some synergies in innovative design and modern attuned products. ” says MEISSEN CEO Georg Nussdorfer. “Our dedicated specialists will be happy to support Dynamiq’s client in finding the right porcelain for him or her, as well as further personalising the collections to their needs."The base price for the full porcelain set of “MEISSEN for Dynamiq” is 26,000 euros. The exclusive package is now available via Dynamiq’s Online Configurator.

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