The M-147 Megayacht Makes its Debut

Monday, October 11, 2004

Blohm + Voss GmbH in Hamburg, which has built ships of all variety, shape and size for more than 125 years, has a tradition building megayachts since the mid-1980s. The latest project from its burgeoning stable is the M-147, a 482-ft. (147-m) long luxury yacht, which aims to set new standards in design, outfit and functionality.

M-147 was created in collaboration with the designer Hermidas Atabeyki, Paris. His fundamental idea was to develop several thematically different spatial elements instead of long continuous decks and at the same time to retain spaciousness and grand scale. The result is various loggias, balconies, oriels and sun decks. A special characteristic of the M-147 is, among other things, a loggia which stretches over the whole width of the yacht, linking the main salon with the dining room. In the stern a round shaped room with a continuous glass front provides an impressive 270-degree panorama view. In addition the yacht is equipped with a swimming pool on the upper deck, a cinema and a disco. The yacht has a garage for a submarine, with which the owner and guests can go on discovery trips through the underwater world, and a helicopter pad. An 18 m long tender has been integrated into the silhouette. Blohm + Voss took its first yacht building steps before WWII with the Savarona. The 408 ft. (124.4 m) long ship was delivered to the US billionaire couple Cadwaladar on July 24, 1931. With the most luxurious outfit and a speed of 21 knot the Savarona attracted worldwide attention at the time. Following a thorough refurbishment, which included reinstating the fixtures and outfit to the style of the 1930s, the Savarona is still in service today.

The Katalina is the first of the newer yachts which have been built by Blohm + Voss since the mid 1980's. Special attention was paid to reducing vibration and noises when designing this 214 ft. (65.2 m) long yacht. In the case of the 250.6 ft. (76.4 m) Golden Odyssey, Blohm + Voss took on sole responsibility for the design and construction. The exhaust gases of this yacht are discharged directly underneath the surface of the water — an innovative solution for a boat of this size. In 1991 Blohm + Voss delivered the ultra modern 37-knot ECO, propelled by a system proven in naval shipbuilding, which consist of two KHD diesel engines and a gas turbine.

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