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Refit completed on Umbra at Diverse Projects
Diverse Projects, New Zealand, has completed the extensive refit of 51-meter vessel Umbra. Work...
Asya delivered by Heesen yachts
News comes from Heesen Yachts, that they have now delivered the 47m superyacht, Asya ! ...
112m Palo Alto is being built by Lurssen Yachts
Project Palo Alto is currently under construction with Moran Yacht & Ship representing the owner....
New 50m design introduced as the Belafonte
Federico Fiorentino unveils the new yacht concept The Belafonte, a 50 meter full aluminum...
Echo Yachts presents
Echo Yachts has released two news build projects, under construction at the companies Henderson...
Feadship launch new yacht on Valentine's Day
Feadship launched the 46.40-metre (152ft) motoryacht Kiss on Saturday 14 February in a ceremony...
Wider announce new 125 design
News comes from Italian shipyard Wider, established in 2010 by Tilli Antonelli, that they have...
Feadship presents the new 34m superyacht
Feadship is proud to announce the launch of the new superyacht Hull 692. She features both naval...
Oceanco delivers 89m Infinity
News comes from famous Dutch megayacht yard, Oceanco, that they have delivered their newest hull,...
47m yacht launched by Heesen
News comes from Heesen Yachts, the leading Dutch shipyard established in 1978 by Frans Heesen who...
Feadship 101m leaves the yard
News comes from the Dutch yard Feadship that they have been busy working yet on another hull. At a...
Feadship launch 66m Vanish
Dutch-based, Feadship yachts have announced the launch of a new 66.25m yacht named Vanish. Some...
Royal Huisman announces order for new 56m project
Royal Huisman announces that they have just received an order for a new 56m sailing yacht. The...
CRN 73m Yalla nominated for best exterior design
Our countdown to the Showboats award Febuary 2015 continues with this other nominee in the Exterior...
Sunreef yachts announces new Sunreef 115 model!
Due to the growing interest in large units, the Sunreef Yachts shipyard presents the latest 115ft...
Ferretti announces new Custom Line 108
Ferretti announces the birth of their new model, the 108 Custom Line. Part of their planning line...
CRN announces two new designs with Paszkowski
The CRN shipyard, which specialises in the construction of fully-custom steel and aluminium...
Benetti launches new 60m hull
Benetti shipyards have just launched their new 60 meter custom built superyacht Formosa. Ordered by...
Feadship uses new paint on Air
Paint it black: Tom de Vries had his family car painted matt black in order to convince the owner...
Icon 250 hull arrives for construction project
The project is scheduled to complete early 2017 and boasts a number of specific features, such as a...
140m Ocean Victory delivered
This week brings the announcement of another tremendous launch in the yachting industry in what has...
New Heli-hangar option on 6711 chase boats!
News comes from Amel's Yacht Support division that a new option has become available on their...
Feadship launch 88.5m superyacht!
Feadship has launched the 83.50-metre (273ft) Savannah, the first superyacht to feature an...
First Mangusta 132 sold by Overmarine Group
The Overmarine Group confirms the sale of their newest model, the 132 Mangusta, part of their Maxi...

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Equanimity: Malaysian government to start now negotiating direct with buyers
The story behind Oceanco’s 91,5-metre luxury superyacht Equanimity takes another twist. According to Malaysian lawyer Jeremy Joseph, parties potentially interested in purchasing Equanimity can bow approach the government or 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) alongside the yachts’ broker Burgess. Burgess though retain their right to be considered an exclusive central agent. It was earlier announced, that the auction for Equanimity will take place in March 2019.Mr Joseph, who represents both 1MDB and the government, reports that prospective buyers can negotiate directly with them from that moment on. The main purpose of this decision is to increase potential sale opportunities of the vessel. At the moment, the government of Malaysia allocates $500,000 monthly for Equanimity’s maintenance, according to Bloomberg. The yacht has been reportedly remained in a good condition under a supervision of 21 crew members.Burgess is determined to sale the superyacht at a price not lower than $130,000,000, which halves her initially estimated price of $250,000,000. The main concern of potential purchasers remains the vessel’s undesirable past, that could potentially cause trouble to owners once they leave Malaysian waters, as several claims from other countries have been already levied against Equanimity. However, Sitpah Selvaratnam, consultant at Tommy Thomas Advocates and Solicitors, disproves those risks. The judicial sale would determine an official start-over of the yacht’s history and wipe out her notorious background, he claims.
Black Pearl picks up several design industry awards
The largest sailing yacht in the world constructed by Oceanco has won top honours at recent Boat International Design & Innovation Awards held in Cortina, Italy. According to the official announcement, the vessel has received the award for "Best Naval Architecture for Sailing Yachts".The Black Pearl’s exterior was designed by Nuvolari Lenard and Ken Freivokh, while her praised naval architecture was developed by Dyksra Architects, who had previously worked on the 88-meter Maltese Falcon, the former largest sailing yacht in the world. Thereby, Black Pearl features similar to Maltese Falcon structure with three rotating masts. Engineering systems and weight management solution, along with elements of structural and general engineering, were developed under professional assistance of Lateral Naval Architects. It is worth mentioning, that the yacht's interior design was commissioned to Valentina Zannier from Nuvolari Lenard and Gerard Villate. A combination of smart and elegant high-tech design and modernised state-of-the-art DynaRig sailing system makes the Black Pearl a genuine masterpiece. Her hull outline is trademarked with an exclusive wave-piercing bow that features not only graceful appearance, but also fuel efficiency. Hybrid propulsion installation and battery bank of high capacity allow her to sail at regeneration mode. As an original sailing yacht, Black Pearl is able to cross the Atlantic Ocean without using fuel. The vessel’s hybrid propulsion system is also designed for energy regeneration, supported by her on-board systems allowing to gain more energy efficiency (for instance, through a system of waste heat recovery).Hans Boerakker, Oceanco Project Manager, stresses that the company’s "relationship and cooperation with the owner and his representatives proved invaluable" in complete reflection of the owner's vision. "We were fortunate enough to be the builders of his dream," he added. The builder believes, that the award should mark a good start of a very busy and promising year for Oceanco in general.
39-meter superyacht The Beast close to delivery
According to a recent update from Zelanian yacht builder Profab Central Engineering, their current catamaran project The Beast planned for delivery in spring 2019, has been nearly completed. The Beast has been already moved from her Palmerston North build yard, and her superstructure has been joined to the hull at her new location at Loxton beach. The yacht is now being perfected with final touches, before her release for sea trials. This 39,5-metre superyacht project features a 2,3-metre draft and an 11,7-metre beam, offering a lot of space on-board, while her gross tonnage of 493 tonnes is spread upon three decks. The Beast's exterior fully-aluminum design concept was developed by LOMOcean, known among others for their work on Echo Yachts' Charley's naval architecture. One of key design features of the yacht is her large aft deck more typical for work boats. That is why The Beast has an option of storing a full range of tenders and water toys. This enables launching and retrieving of a small custom-built sport fishing yacht (13 metre), what makes it easier to reach narrow or distant spots (for instance, remote atolls). A 9,3-metre amphibious tender and a rescue boat shall be listed among other equipment options of the vessel.The yacht’s accommodation capacity amounts to 12 guests with up to ten crew members on-board. The guests can comfortably use 4 double cabins that can be easily converted into twins and a twin cabin fit with Pullman beds. Meanwhile, the interior decoration will be designed in the owners’ cooperation with Oceania Interiors studio based in New Zeland. When it comes to open-air recreational zones, they can be found on the upper deck along with a barbecue of teppanyaki style.A pair of Caterpillar C32 engines should secure extensive cruising range of The Beast, while the vessel’s total fuel capacity amounts to 76,000 litres.
Benetti sold their first Diamond 145
44,06-metre Benetti’s yacht Diamond 145 recently presented at Cannes Yachting Festival has been announced sold. The yacht is currently under construction at the company’s Viareggio shipyard with her delivery scheduled to the beginning of 2020.The project features a 9,05-metre beam and a maximum draft of 2,28 metres, whilst her full load displacement makes 362 tonnes.Diamond 145’s exterior design concept was developed by Giorgio M. Cassette, a renowned Italian architect. In general, the project demonstrates smooth and elegant lines entwining into her particularly high hull sides and elongated line of reverse sheer. Glazed surfaces dominate within the concept, implementing two important functions: they highlight the yacht’s visual length and brighten her interiors with natural light.The vessel’s interior design was commissioned to Salvagni Architetti. The main idea was to transmit the overall concept of smooth twisted lines into inner zones and open-air recreational areas and fill the yacht’s spacious rooms with light. The motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, coloured in light natural palette. Meanwhile, Diamond 145’s crew accommodation capacity is limited to 7 people. The master suite is situated at the main deck’s bow area and is extended to the beam’s size. The vessel offers a variety of lounge zones featuring onboard beach club at water level in the stern.The yacht will be reaching her top speed at 15 knots with normal cruising speed of 11 knots, powered by two MAN engines of 1400 HP each. Generally, Diamond 145’s range can boasts 3,800 nautical miles. Franco Fusignani, CEO of the Bennetti Group, emphasises the significance of this contract to the company’s general course. "Diamond 145 was presented only four months ago but right from the design stage we realised it was a model with incredible potential, representing the perfect synthesis of the core features of the Benetti Displacement Class across its entire history", he comments.
First glimpse at Oceanco’s new 90m superyacht project Y716
Oceanco’s new project currently named Y716 has been demonstrated for the first time earlier today, moved within the company’s facility at Albasserdam, Netherlands. Official launch and delivery of Y716 to her owner is scheduled later this year.Photo by Tom Van OosanenNot so much information on the project has been revealed so far. Y716 is trademarked with aluminum superstructure featured with teak decks on a steel hull within a 14,2-metre beam. Additionally, her interior volume will make 2950 GT. Her top speed will reportedly be reached at 20 knots, with cruising speed of 18,5 knots.Photo by Tom Van OosanenThe yacht will be equipped with spa zones, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, beach club, underwater lights system, tender garage and helicopter hangar. Accommodation capacity will make 23 guests and up to 33 crew members onboard. Photo by Tom Van OosanenIn contrast to her 90-metre forerunner Dar, that featured extravagant black-and-white contrasts resembling killer whale colouration, new superyacht’s exterior designer Espen Oeino has limited her surface outfit to classical white colour.Dar (90m), OceancoY716 is announced to be the only project to be launched by Oceanco in 2019. Meanwhile, the company has received several design industry awards for their project Black Pearl.

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