Fifth Avenue Landing, New Megayact Facility
San Diego is the site of the new Fifth Avenue Landing, an elite, stylish superyacht facility that now welcomes the world’s largest and luxurious megayachts. Located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center within walking distance of several world-class hotels, the Fifth Avenue Landing is a exclusive, 12-slip facility that instantly ranks among the world’s finest. The new facility can accommodate yachts as large as 300 ft. In recent years, San Diego has accelerated its appeal to megayachts with the addition of several privately-owned facilities…
Northrop Grumman Delivers IBS for Magayacht
Northrop Grumman Delivers Integrated Bridge System for Turkish Megayacht. Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has delivered a state-of-the-art suite of navigation electronics for a new megayacht being built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts in Turkey. The new megayacht is being equipped with a complete Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT integrated bridge system (IBS) with TotalWatch multifunction displays. All system components are type-approved to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) performance standards. The system links together all of the bridge subsystems and sensors in a highly integrated Ethernet network…
Fincantieri Active in Megayacht Repair & Construction Sector
Maintenance of megayacht 'Eclipse' at the Trieste San Marco shipyard recently completed, other projects on hand. In the four weeks work, 70 workers were employed in the repairs and refitting of the megayacht 'Eclipse'. With the drydocking of the “Eclipse”, Fincantieri confirms its presence in the high value megayacht sector in which they already boast the delivery in 2011 of 134m MY “Serene", which they claim is the largest most luxurious and technologically advanced craft ever built in Italy.
Fincantieri Invests In Camper & Nicholsons
Fincantieri has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake via capital injection in Camper & Nicholsons International (Camper & Nicholsons), the world leading authority in all luxury yachting activities. The agreement includes the possibility for Fincantieri to increase subsequently its share capital in Camper & Nicholsons. The investment consolidates the presence of both companies in the larger yacht segment and confirms Fincantieri’s strategic interest in an…
Blohm + Voss to Open Refit Facility for Megayachts
Blohm+Voss has announced that it has won the tender for the set-up of a new maintenance and refit facility for megayachts in La Ciotat, in the South of France. The company will partner with “La Ciotat Shipyards” (managed by SEMIDEP-Ciotat), the local company in charge of the site development which is providing a large dry-dock and neighboring workshop premises embedded within the existing shipyard. Blohm+Voss will utilize this new facility in the heart of the Mediterranean to maintain and service megayachts over 80 meters in length. Operation is planned to start in November 2016.
Azimut Planing-Megayacht Under Construction
Azimut starts construction on 42-meter triple-deck planing megayacht Azimut Yachts announced the start of construction of their 42-meter planing megayacht. The largest of the line the new model include accommodation for twelve guests in five cabins as well crew size of ten. Technically, she will have a top speed in the region of 22-knots with cruising at 17-knots. All to be made possible via her intended twin MTU 16V 4000 M93L engines. Sailing conservatively at 12-knots or less, the Azimut Grande 42-meter will have a range of 1,200 nautical miles or more.
Emergence of Yacht Industry Brings New Training Standards
International Yachtmaster Training and Deliveries is the world's largest nautical college dedicated to the training of Megayacht crew. The megayacht industry has been expanding at a phenomenal rate over the last 5 to 10 years. A megayacht, both sail or power, defined as any yacht over 100 ft., is the large toy of the financial elite and corporations worldwide. The demand for these vessels has so escalated that newbuilds are now booked as far in advance as four to five years for new project commencement. With the development of these newbuilds, so to has come a development of new standards for construction, safety, and manning. With the smallest of the world's top largest 200 yachts being 178 ft.…
Sevmash Shipyard Starts Second Oceanic Megayacht
The construction of the second oceanic megayacht of the A1331 class started at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on Tuesday, according to sources. The construction of the first yacht began last year to order of the Baltika Shipbuilding Company. Sevmash has technologically prepared for batch production of large cruise vessels. The yacht was designed by the Agat Design Bureau based in St. Petersburg. The shipyard has enlarged the yacht length by four meters and the traveling range by 2,000 miles. A helicopter pad was built on the yacht deck. The mega-yacht is 71 meters long, eleven meters wide, has the maximum speed of 18 knots (about 33 kilometers per hour), the traveling range of 8,000 miles, and the crew of 14. It can carry up to 12 passengers. source: Itar-Tass
Knight & Carver Honored as Boatyard of the Year
Knight & Carver YachtCenter has been honored by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) as the nation's most outstanding boatyard for 2007. The organization's annual Boatyard of the Year award is made annually to the U.S. Accepting the marine-industry award on behalf of Knight & Carver at the recent ABBRA awards ceremony in Atlanta were repair yard manager Mike Alvarez and production manager Giovanni LoCoco. Known for specializing in megayacht refits, Knight & Carver will soon complete a major refit of Helios, a 194-ft Oceanco-built motoryacht that has undergone an extensive five-month renovation and upgrade. The yacht's traditional European styling has given way to a more glamorous, contemporary decor, reflecting the owners' lifestyle.
Ronin Begins Refit at Knight & Carver
M/Y Ronin, the 192 ft. Lurssen owned by Oracle Corporation founder/CEO Larry Ellison, has arrived at Knight & Carver YachtCenter and is now undergoing a refit project scheduled for completion by August 2005. According to Captain Steven Bates, the project’s emphasis will be on extensive audio/visual and IT upgrades, cabinet carpentry throughout all state rooms, re-caulking of the teak decks and hull paintwork. A full-time crew of Knight & Carver’s talented tradesmen has been assigned to Ronin. The most subtantial portion of the project will be completed on Knight & Carver’s 300’ drive-on dock, with haul-out at nearby Knight & Carver’s partner, Southwest Marine. Knight & Carver’s Cliff Mayo is serving as project manager.
M/Y Ronin Begins Refit at Knight & Carver
M/Y Ronin, the 192 ft. Lurssen owned by Oracle Corporation founder/CEO Larry Ellison, has arrived at Knight & Carver Yacht Center and is now undergoing a refit project scheduled for completion by August 2005. According to Captain Steven Bates, the project's emphasis will be on extensive audio/visual and IT upgrades, cabinet carpentry throughout all state rooms, re-caulking of the teak decks and hull paintwork. A full-time crew of Knight & Carver's tradesmen has been assigned to Ronin. The most subtantial portion of the project will be completed on Knight & Carver's 300 ft. drive-on dock, with haul-out at nearby Knight & Carver's partner, Southwest Marine. Knight & Carver's Cliff Mayo is serving as project manager.
Northrop Grumman Delivers IBS for Turkish Megayacht
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has delivered a suite of navigation electronics for a new megayacht being built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts in Turkey. The new megayacht is being equipped with a complete Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT integrated bridge system (IBS) with TotalWatch multifunction displays. All system components are type-approved to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) performance standards. The system links together all of the bridge subsystems and sensors in a highly integrated Ethernet network, with the widescreen displays embedded in custom cabinetry to meet the yacht's luxurious decor.
Aage Hempel to Service and Distribution Simrad Products Aage Hempel Netherlands b.v. signed an agreement with Navico Europe b.v. for service and distribution of Simrad products for the professional marine market in the BeNeLux, especially for workboats and patrol, megayachts, fishery, passenger ships, OSVs and merchant vessels. aagehemepel.com
HEADHUNTER Marine Sewage Treatment Systems
Headhunter’s team of engineers, fabricators, and wastewater specialists work together to provide innovative and efficient sewage treatment solutions. Offering systems in three categories; STP, Physical Chemical MSD, Biological MSDs, all can be customized to fit customers’ needs. This includes space-saving modular unit designed for the bilge of a megayacht or a skid-mounted turnkey package complete with lift stations for a jack up rigs, and more.
Palmer Johnson Opens New Office
According to reports, Palmer Johnson has opened the Isle of Wight office, and megayacht production could start soon. The design and engineering team opened the office at Venture Quays, East Cowes. Palmer Johnson builds some of the fastest. The Isle of Wight Economic Partnership and SEEDA have been working with Palmer Johnson since 2006, and hope to finalize this investment by the end of 2007. The Cowes Waterfront partners have planning permission for a temporary production facility at Venture Quays. Source: BYM News
Obituary: Yacht Designer Jörg Beiderbeck
Jörg Beiderbeck, recognized as a figure among the world’s top megayacht designers, has passed away at the age of 69 on the evening of Sunday, August 2, at his home in Bremen-Vegesack, after a long illness. He leaves behind his long-term partner as well as a son and a daughter. beiderbeck designs GmbH has lost not only the man who gave it its name, but one of its four partners. As a megayacht designer, Beiderbeck enjoyed worldwide respect and recognition from owners, shipyards and among his colleagues. "It’s not only beiderbeck designs that is grieving.
Genting Completes Purchase of 3 shipyards
Genting Hong Kong, announced the completion of the acquisition of Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany for the consideration of 230.6 million Euros. The deal will give Genting Hong Kong the core expertise, manpower, fabrication capacity and covered drydocks to build a global cruise fleet for its three brands - Crystal Cruises, The World Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line ; Dream Cruises, Asia’s Most Luxury Cruise Line; and, Star Cruises, Asia’s Leading Cruise Line.
Recreation Down Deep On Show at FLIBS 2013
From personal submarines and motorized surfboards to megayachts and boats for every budget, the 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® (FLIBS) has them all. Covering six locations and featuring everything from astonishing super-yachts and extravagant toys to boats for every budget, the world's largest in-water boat show takes place this year from Oct. 31st through Nov. 4th, 2013. The 54th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® features new enhancements for thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from more than 20 countries who gather to connect…
Chinese Customer Signs Up for CRN Megayacht
CRN say they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a Chinese client for a 68 metres superyacht, the biggest vessel ever sold by CRN and Ferretti Group in China. The historic Italian shipyard of Ancona, part of Ferretti Group, which specialises in the construction and sale of fully-customised displacement megayachts, ranging from 40 to 90 metres in length, will build the new vessel. The 68 metres in length and 12.50 metres in breadth megayacht, to be built of steel and aluminium, is designed by Zuccon International.
Superyacht 'Nirvana' Summers in the Med
Megayacht 'Nirvana' is spending her first summer season in the Mediterranean & will debut at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. At 88.50m (290.35ft) LOA, Nirvana is the seventh of the new generation Oceanco yachts to be launched earlier this year. Modern lines and a contemporary style are the features of this elegant and exclusive megayacht designed by Sam Sorgiovanni she boasts extraordinary volumes, with six decks and offers an impressive 150m² owner's suite, five guest cabins, a 3D cinema, a fully equipped gym, a 7.5m long oval pool and whirlpools with panoramic views.
Knight & Carver Acquires 4K Ton Dry Dock
Knight & Carver YachtCenter has acquired a 4,000-ton dry dock for its refit and repair operations. With the acquisition, financed by a locally-based investment group, Diligence & Company LLC, Knight & Carver will provide the largest lifting capacity for megayachts and commercial vessels on the West Coast, and one of the largest such lifts in the United States. Knight & Carver will operate the dry dock, named Diligence, under an exclusive, long-term lease arrangement with Diligence & Company LLC, along with investment partner Fraser’s Services, a San Diego-based boat repair firm. Full dry-dock operations are expected to begin by August. Knight & Carver already has secured a commitment for a significant megayacht refit project scheduled for August.
Sonardyne Sentinel Diver Detection System for Megayacht
A Sonardyne Sentinel diver detection sonar is to be supplied as part of an integrated security package for one of the world’s largest megayachts currently under construction in a European shipyard. Sonardyne is working with MarineGuard Systems Ltd, the yacht’s security systems integrator, to provide a Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar and an electro-hydraulic through-hull deployment system. This will consist of gate valves, extension tubes, coffer dam and associated ancillaries and will enable the immediate automatic deployment and recovery of the Sentinel sonar array.
Costa Crociere Receives Yacht Design Award
Pier Luigi Foschi, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Costa Crociere Spa, was on hand at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa to collect the prize awarded to the Genoese company for the construction of the Costa Fortuna, the new 105,000 gross tonnage vessel due to enter into service at the end of 2003, which will be the largest cruise ship ever to fly the Italian flag. On October 11, the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa was the venue for the “Yacht Design Award 2002”, presented to leading figures, shipyards and shipping companies that have made outstanding contributions to seafaring through pleasure vessels and cruise ships based on cutting-edge technology and design.