Carbon Fibre Megayacht Launched from Picchiotti Shipyard
The Perini Navi Group, designers and constructors of large sailing and motor yachts, announce that the 31,65m sloop Xnoi (pronounced per noi - “for us”) has been launched. This sailing yacht has a hull, superstructure, mast and boom and all are in carbon fibre. The launching ceremony was held recently at the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia. The construction of this new yacht – designed by Nauta Yacht Design’s Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino – meets the changing needs of today’s yachting market and expands the range of Perini Navi Group products.
Sperry Marine Nav Systems for Italian Superyachts
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply the bridge navigation systems for two new superyachts under construction by Italian yachtbuilder Perini Navi at its shipyards in Viareggio and La Spezia. The orders for the integrated bridge systems were awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit through Telemar Yachting, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s authorized sales and service representative for the yacht market in Italy. Telemar Yachting is responsible for designing, installing, integrating and commissioning the bridge electronics for the two yachts. The yachts are the 183.7-ft aluminum ketch SY Melek…
SpecTec New Yacht Projects
SpecTec has been contracted for the delivery of a comprehensive IDEA management software system to M/Y Slipstream and sister vessel M/Y Cloud Nine. Both vessels are currently under construction at CMN shipyard in Cherbourg, France and are due for delivery in February and June 2009 respectively. SpecTec has been contracted for the delivery of a comprehensive IDEA management and documentation system to the next two vessels of AMELS’ 171 semi-custom mega yacht series. Both vessels are currently under construction at the yard’s Vlissingen facility and will be delivered mid 2009.
World Superyacht Award Winners 2012
Superyacht industry people gathered at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey recently for the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards, which honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners in the past 12 months. Tango: Motor Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons International. The 77.7m yacht was built by Feadship and styled by Eidsgaard Design. Vertigo: Sailing Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Proteksan Turquoise. The 67.2m yacht was built by Alloy Yachts and styled by Philippe Briand, with an interior by Christian Liaigre Yacht Design.
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.
Intermarine Reports Increasing Numbers
Increasing numbers of motor and sailing yachts from around the world arrived this past year at Intermarine Savannah to take advantage of the shipyard's repair and refit facilities. Among the procession of vessels brought to Intermarine for refit and repairs was the 315-ft. M/V Limitless, one of the largest yachts in the world, which was dry docked at the shipyard for three months last year. "For years," said Intermarine Marketing Director Patta Sloan Conboy; "our exceptional facilities and service were one of the best kept secrets in the yachting world. Among the yachts scheduled for work recently at Intermarine, the 158-ft. Feadship Mi Gaea arrived in September for an extension to the sundeck…