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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hurtigruten’s New Hybrid Expedition Ships Named

Image: Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten’s two new hybrid powered expedition ships under construction at Kleven Yards have been named Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, after two influential Norwegian polar pioneers from the era when the company itself first started offering adventure travels. The vessels are due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019. “On December 14, it will be exactly 105 years since Roald Amundsen became the first person in the world to plant his flag on the South Pole,” notes Daniel Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten.

Rolls-Royce to Power New York's Newest Luxury Ferry

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply power and propulsion to New York’s newest and largest high-speed luxury ferry. The catamaran, operated by New Jersey based Seastreak, will carry up to 600 passengers between Monmouth County, N.J. and Wall Street in less than 40 minutes at a top speed of 35 knots. Power comes from four high-speed MTU diesel engines type 12V 4000 M64 from Rolls-Royce. The engines will be EPA Tier III compliant and offer the lowest emissions on the market. The four engines will drive four Rolls-Royce Kamewa 63S4 waterjets, providing both reliability and redundancy.

Strategic Alliance: Ocean Marine Yacht Center and Clear Yacht Interiors

Ocean Marine Yacht Center, Yachts and Paint, Portsmouth Virginia

Completely Integrated Shipyard, Interior Design and Build Services Under One Roof. Clear Yacht Interiors and Ocean Marine Yacht Center announce the formation of a strategic alliance to position Ocean Marine’s Portsmouth shipyard as one of the only U.S. facilities to offer complete yard and interior design/build services. Joyce Clear, owner of Clear Yacht Interiors, remarks, “This is an exciting time for us. Our philosophy has always been to offer clients a full service experience.

Interior Design Firms Chosen for “Super-C” Vessels

been selected by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft shipyard as the interior design companies for BC Ferries’ three new Super C-class vessels. SmartDesign Group will develop the interior design standards for the Super C-class passenger accommodation areas, including the Coastal Café, Coastal Café Express, Passages Giftshop, coffee bar buffet restaurant, chief steward's office and the lounge seats. transportation, hospitality, and sports and entertainment industries. The company is comprised of interior designers, architects, graphic designers, procurement specialists, project managers and marketing experts. “As a local company, we know the importance of BC Ferries to the province.

Cruise Industry Annual: Cruise Ship Design Trends Mirror Marine Marketplace

One of the recent major changes in marine interior design is that manufacturers have become aware of the needs of the marine market place. To support these requirements manufacturers have become much more aggressive in trying to get their product specified and tested to IMO standards. First tier manufacturers have realized that there is a large market for products in cruise ship design and manufacturing and that marine design is, by necessity, it's own separate market. Manufacturers realize marine interior designers are very limited in the product range that can be incorporated into marine design. The single biggest challenge for the marine interior designer is fulfilling client needs without sacrificing human safety or the design ambience the client wants to project to passengers.

Sailing Yacht Winners at 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

Yacht 'Vertigo' Photo credit Alloy Yachts

Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck). Also picking up multiple awards were Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m Tango, who received two awards for Motor Yacht Exterior Design & Styling and for the design of the Tender to Tango…

Benefits of the Design/Build Concept

There are a number of trends currently affecting the marine interior design field. First, vessels are being built larger with more numerous public spaces, each of which needs to have its own ambience while still maintaining common themes throughout the ship. This is particularly challenging in refurbishment work when only a portion of the existing spaces are upgraded, yet all spaces must flow together. Second, new regulations must be understood and adhered to. This includes the regulatory interpretations of each of the Societies overseeing new construction and refurbishment. Another developing trend ? particularly in the ferry and fast ferry markets ? is the need to reduce weight while maintaining serviceability.

Jamestown Metal Marine Delivers Casino Vessel

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc. has successfully delivered the completed Blue Chip 2 casino vessel to Blue Chip Casino, at Blue Chip’s Michigan City, Ind., facility. gaming area on a single deck. back of house and future gaming areas on other decks. constructed for the project. interior finishes, and the gaming facilities. concert with Blue Chip Casino’s local construction management team. unmatched in its unobstructed access having all gaming positions on one level. and parking facility. and the new Blue Chip 2 was motored into position to adjoin the newly renovated support pavilion. provide a grand view and openness unseen in other casino vessels built to date. the United States Coast Guard. firm of Andrea Piacentini Design, both of Seattle, Washington.

Costa Cruises Announces Plans to Remodel the "Romantica"

Costa Cruises recently announced that it has placed a new order with San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa for major restyling operations on the ship Costa Romantica (53,000 gross tonnage and 1,697 total Guests), presently operating for the Costa fleet. Costa Cruises is investing a total of around 90 million euros (over $128 million) for this work. San Giorgio del Porto shipyard – which belongs to Genova Industrie Navali Holding Company – will be supported by the sister company T. Mariotti shipyard. After the restyling, to be carried out from the end of October 2011 to the end of January 2012, the Costa Romantica will be completely…

Philadelphia Belle Interior by Directions In Design, Inc.

Photo courtesy Directions In Design, Inc.

The marine interior planning team at Directions In Design, Inc. (DID) has completed the interior design for the total renovation of Philadelphia’s newest dining/entertainment venue, the Philadelphia Belle. DID provided theme development; space planning; and selections and specifications for floors, walls, lighting and furniture for all decks, including dining rooms bars, and live entertainment area. Window treatments, accessories and signage were also part of the comprehensive design package. All interior planning and selections meet U.S. Coastguard regulations.

Cakewalk, Largest Yacht Ever Built in the U.S.

Photo courtesy Jim Raycroft

On August 8, Derecktor Shipyards launched the 281-ft motor yacht Cakewalk, the largest yacht (by volume) ever built in the U.S. The six deck, 2,998 gross ton vessel floated off Derecktor’s new 4000 ton dry-dock into the waters of Bridgeport harbor, after several years and many thousands of skilled labor hours. Cakewalk was designed by Tim Heywood Designs with Naval Architecture by Azure Naval Architecture. Interior design was by Dalton Designs, Inc. Literally dozens of subcontractors from engineering firms to security specialists participated in the project.

Cruise Ship Wins Interior Design Award

Photo credit: Crystal Cruises

Crystal Serenity's $25 million redesign has not only received accolades from guests, travel agents and travel press since its debut last year, but from the design world as well. The ship's renovated Apropos boutique -- a retail space for designer clothing and accessories -- has won the prestigious Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) interior design "Crystal Award" for the shop's distinctive and dramatic aluminum interlocking circle screen. The design won the first-ever Wall Treatment Award in the new, Individual Element category for 2012.

Burger Boat Receives Interior Design Award

Burger Boat Company announced that INGOT, a 153 ft Tri Deck Motor Yacht was presented with the inaugural Michael C. Fina Interior Design Award at the ShowBoats International Cavallino Yacht Hop on January 23, 2009. This new award is for design excellence and was launched by the purveyors of interior design accoutrements; Michael C. Fina. As Steven Fina commented, “Every single yacht considered had something unique, but we were looking beyond the ‘wow’ factor. Our winner needed to reflect our benchmarks for individuality; innovation; distinctiveness; continuity; versatility; timeless look and feel; and brilliance of overall concept. Michael C.

Jamestown Metal Marine to Construct Casino Vessel

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Blue Chip Casino, LLC, a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming, to construct a new casino vessel at Blue Chip's Michigan City, Indiana facility. The new vessel, which will replace the present vessel, will be approximately 400 ft. in length with a beam of 200 feet and provide about 75,000 square feet of gaming area on a single deck. In addition to the gaming area there will be another 85,000 square feet of back of house and future gaming areas on other decks. Jamestown was selected by Blue Chip Casino for this high visibility project based on Jamestown's significant experience outfitting casino vessels and managing other turnkey marine construction projects. This will be Jamestown's 26th casino project.

Oceanco Delivers First Superyacht of 2015

The INFINITY (Photo courtesy of Oceanco)

Oceanco delivered the first superyacht of 2015 today, the 291-foot (89 meter) INFINITY. Built under the code name Y710, the yacht features an exterior design by Espen Øino and an interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design Associates. INFINITY is a go-anywhere yacht powered by  twin 4,828hp / 3,600kW MTU engines capable of reaching speeds of 20 knots. The yacht has a master suite that includes a private exterior deck and whirlpool, and can also accommodate 10 guests in 6 guest suites, including 2 VIP cabins.

Art On Board: Costa Cruises Travelling Collection

Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group, presents Art on board, published by Skira, a book dealing with the fine art “traveling” collection housed on board the 14 ships comprising the Costa fleet. Art on board is edited by Martina Corgnati, with a text by Ugo Volli. At the official presentation of the book, held on 23 February at “La Triennale di Milano,” there were speeches by Philippe Daverio, influential Italian art critic, Martina Corgnati, Ugo Volli and Costa Crociere S.p.A. Chairman & CEO Pier Luigi Foschi. Special Guests of the presentation also the Chairman of Skira, Massimo Vitta Zelman, e some of the most prestigious artists of the Costa collection: Mario Donizetti…

Dejong & Lebet to Design Dinner Boat

Biloxi, Miss.-based Starship Cruise Line, Inc. recently appointed Dejong & Lebet, Inc. to design, and Freeport Shipbuilding, Inc. to construct a 175 ft. yacht styled dinner/cruise vessel. M/V Starship will be docked on Biloxi's Back Bay and "Gold Coast" beaches. Interior design will be provided by Plachter-Vogel Design. The shallow-draft, Subchapter K-classed vessel will hold up to 600 passengers and will be powered by two Stewart & Stevenson Series 600 main engines at 40 hp each, as well as twin 275 kW generators.

Apple Founder's Megayacht Free to Leave

Megayacht Venus: Photo courtesy of Philippe Starck

The court order to have the megayacht arrested in the Port of Amsterdam had been obtained earlier by the designer Philippe Stark. The vessel, which reportedly cost over 100 million euros ($130 million) to build, was impounded after Starck claimed that Jobs' estate still owed him three million euros for his contribution to its design, reports AFP. The aluminium-hulled yacht was built by Royal De Vries shipbuilder's in Aalsmeer, just south of Amsterdam, with interiors designed by Starck. A deposit paid enabled the vessel's detention to be lifted.

Viking Enters Ocean Cruise Industry

Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises has announced it took delivery of Viking Star, marking the company's official arrival into the ocean cruise industry. The delivery ceremony took place on March 28 when the ship was presented at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside of Venice, Italy. On April 11, Viking Star will set sail from Istanbul and will make her way through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic on her way to be officially christened on May 17 in Bergen, Norway. Classified by Cruise Critic as a "small ship…

Time for Us Makes Progress

With the hull and superstructure well underway on the 154 ft. (47m) Tri-deck, Time for Us, the latest progress report looks excellent. The highly respected team at Vripack of The Netherlands and the Burger Design Team have joined forces to create a distinctive yacht of exceptional design and quality. Vripack has developed the structural and mechanical engineering along with a striking interior design and Burger is working to assist, support and bring the effort to fruition. The interior renderings by Vripack were met with overwhelming approval by the owners as well as the shipyard and are being put in motion. The timing couldn’t possibly be better with the sizable $2+ million investment that Burger recently made in high-tech, computerized joiner equipment.

Holland America Place Interior Design Contracts

Cruise ship design: Artist's impression courtesy of Yran & Storbraaten

The company's new Pinnacle-class cruise ship to feature interiors designed by two leading firms. Holland America Line has selected two design companies to create the interior spaces of the line's new 99,000-ton ship that is slated for delivery in February 2016. The first in a new Pinnacle-class of vessel, the ship will showcase decors by designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten. Tihany will join Storbraaten, who successfully worked with Holland America Line on Eurodam and  Nieuw Amsterdam, in designing the ship's public rooms. Adam D.

Delta Debuts New Yacht: Invictus

Photo: Delta

Delta announced the delivery of their newest 66-meter yacht, Invictus. Latin for “unconquerable,” Invictus is homage to the indomitable spirit at the heart of the 19th century poem by William Ernest Hemley. According to Delta, the yacht is strikingly beautiful, flawlessly conceived and profoundly powerful. At over 1,900 gross ITC and with a 43’ beam, Invictus is a masterwork in design balance, cutting a supremely graceful silhouette of elegant lines, sculptural shapes and accelerating curves, the builder said.

IAG Superyacht King Baby on the Water

King Baby. Photo: IAG Yachts

Chinese shipyard, IAG Yachts, has successfully launched the beautiful 140-foot motor yacht King Baby, destined for an experienced yachtsman. "King Baby" is IAG Yachts' largest motoryacht build to launch so far. She stretches 140-feet while the other two yachts were 100 and 127-feet respectively. The exterior design is by a firm named REDS out of Italy. In fact, they did the interior as well. The yacht should go into charter service once completed and was built for a rather experienced American owner.

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