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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Yacht Design News

Carbon Fibre Megayacht Launched from Picchiotti Shipyard

Photo credit Perine Navi

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.

Ingot and Tò-Kalòn Nominated for Awards

Burger Boat Company announced that Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines have nominated Tò-Kalòn, a 101 ft Burger Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht, for “Most Innovative Exterior Yacht Design of the Year” and INGOT, a 153 ft Burger Tri-Deck Motor Yacht, for “Best Motor Yacht” (86 feet and up) for the 2009 Asia Boating Awards. The Annual Asia Boating Award was created by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines to recognize the best of the maritime industry. This year the event will be held during China’s premier boating event…

Auckland to Host Conference

The High Performance Yacht Design Conference will once again be held in Auckland, from February 14-16, 2006. The conference will look at new thinking and technical developments that are driving current changes in the field of yacht design. High Modulus, a Gold sponsor, will be hosting a dinner for all delegates on the final evening of the event. In addition, High Modulus will present two papers at the conference: Michael Eaglen will co-present a paper about the design process for the Wally 130 sailing yacht and Susan Lake will co-present a paper on designing composite structures for slamming loads.

New Farr-design Sailboat From Bavaria Yachts

B/One: Photo courtesy of Farr

The new 7m (23ft) trailerable, one-design sport sailing boat, 'B/One' was built by Bavaria Yachts in Giebelstadt, Germany. Bavaria asked Farr Yacht Design for an economical one-design that would impress advanced sailors with excellent performance, yet be easy to handle and operate for the weekend sailor and his/her family. Farr Yacht Design, the designers of the B/One, have met these requirements with a technologically advanced hull shape developed from the Volvo Open 70 and Farr 400, an easy to use sailplan, and interior features you would expect to find on a boat 3 feet longer.

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…

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.

Ship Registry Passenger Yacht Code Collaboration

BMT Nigel Gee collaborates with Cayman Island Shipping Registry to share industry knowledge and insight. BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is set to launch its latest technical paper in collaboration with the Cayman Island Shipping Registry (CISR). Developed to provide insight for a wide range of industry stakeholders, the paper examines aspects of the 2010 Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) which aims to provide a Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) equivalent code for yachts wishing to carry up to 36 passengers. Prior to the development and publishing of this code, yachts wishing to carry more than 12 passengers were subject to full SOLAS and Loadline compliance with associated cost and design complexity.

RINA New Environmental & Security Standards

Genova-based classification society RINA has introduced new voluntary standards which will allow ships to connect to shore-based electricity while in port, reducing harbour air pollution. And at the same session of its Technical Committee it approved a series of new standards aimed at improving security standards for yachts. The new notation HVSC - High Voltage Shore Connection - sets standards to design into a newbuilding or modify an existing ship so that electricity can be supplied from the shore to the ship for the operation of the ship's machinery while in port. The diesel generators can be shut down, considerably reducing the ship's emissions.

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.

Yacht Design Wins Silver A' Award's Prize

Portofino Fly 35: Image credit A' Award

A' Award & Competitions announce Portofino Fly 35 by Jean Gilbert Dupont winner of its award in the Yacht and Marine Vessels Design category. Portofino Fly 35 was realized by Portofino Yacht Design Team: Gilberto P. Dupont, Jean Dupont, Felipe Dupont, André Dupont, Ovid Duncan, Marta Lopes, João Vitor Bonanno and Márcio Guirado. The Silver A' Design Award are judged by a panel of three different jury which is composed of Academic, Professional and Focus Group Members. The designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality…

Wave Yacht Design Wins Award

Artist's impression courtesy of A' Award

A' Award and Competitions announce that the design Wave Catamaran by Roberta Visintin has been recognized with the Silver A' Design Award in the Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category, after rigorous judging by the international committee of A' Design Awards & Competitions. Roberta Visintin, the creator of the project Wave Catamaran explains: “Thinking about the sea as a world in a continuous movement, we took the “wave” as a symbol of it. Starting from this idea we modelled the lines of the hulls.

OCEA Shipyard Gets Commuter 108 Orders

Les Sable d’Olonne based OCEA Shipyard has signed contracts for two OCEA Commuter 108 yachts, for delivery in summer 2007. The 107 ft. yacht, designed by Joubert-Nivelt, has a maximum speed of 18 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4000 miles. There is an owner’s stateroom, three or four guest cabins and accommodation for a crew of four. The yachts will be classified by Bureau Veritas and will be MCA compliant. Completion of these two yachts will mean that OCEA, which is currently better known for commercial builds, including fast ferries and patrol boats, will have five large yachts cruising the world. Presently, the OCEA Commuter 130…

Huntingford, Davenport Join Capilano Maritime

John Huntingford

Capilano Maritime Design Ltd., a naval architecture design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada announced that John Huntingford has recently joined the firm as Senior Structural Designer. Huntingford gained experience in the maritime industry as an Outfit Designer for Kvaerner Masa Marine where he worked on design projects for the State of Maine and Alaska, as well as patrol vessels for Australia. He graduated from the Landing School of Boat Building and Yacht Design in Maine, USA and has most recently worked as a Designer and Technical Liaison for Vancouver Shipyards Ltd.

Townsend Bay Receives Dive Boat Order

Townsend Bay Marine LLC, a yachtbuilding and repair company based in Port Townsend, Wash. has received an order from Fr. Lurssen Werft of Bremen, Germany, to build a high-speed dive boat for a European client. The 73 ft. (22.2 m) composite yacht has been designed by British naval architect Don Shead for a September 2000 delivery. The vessel is powered by a pair of 1,800-hp Detroit Diesel MTU 16v2000 engines coupled to custom-designed 22-in. (558 mm) Lips LJ51E waterjet drives. The yacht's design cruising speed at half load is 40 knots.

Townsend Bay Receives Dive Boat Order

Townsend Bay Marine LLC, a yachtbuilding and repair company based in Port Townsend, Wash. has received an order from Fr. Lurssen Werft of Bremen, Germany, to build a high-speed dive boat for a European client. The 73 ft. composite yacht has been designed by British naval architect Don Shead for a September 2000 delivery. The vessel is powered by a pair of 1,800-hp Detroit Diesel MTU 16v2000 engines coupled to custom-designed 22-in. Lips LJ51E waterjet drives. The yacht's design cruising speed at half load is 40 knots.

Northrop Grumman Supplies the Ancora

The new megayacht Ancora, which recently made its debut from Italy’s Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, has been fitted with a state-of-the-art integrated bridge system (IBS) supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit. The bridge electronics suite is based on Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT technology and features an array of TotalWatch multi-function workstations for controlling the ship’s radars, electronic chart system, closed-circuit TV, machinery monitoring and conning displays. The package also includes a gyrocompass, autopilot, steering system and other navigation subsystems and sensors. Telemar Yachting…

Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Tinto as VP

Tony Tinto (Photo: Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards)

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has announced the appointment of Tony Tinto to Vice President, Planning & Estimating. Tinto joined Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) in 2006 as a Project Manager, before moving over to affiliate company Vancouver Drydock in 2007 in a similar capacity. In 2012, Tinto  returned to VSY as Director, Planning & Production Control, and was appointed to the role of interim Vice President, Planning & Estimating in November 2016. Prior to his arrival at Seaspan in 2006, Tinto worked as a Design & Engineering Manager for Westbay SonShip & Yachts.

Feadship Launches First Superyacht for Mainland China

Superyacht 'Blue Sky': Photo credit Feadship

Holland's Feadship launches the 44.65-metre 'Blue Sky' in a ceremony combining the Chinese & Dutch maritime cultures. Feadship say that this is the first superyacht to be built by a Western shipyard for a client in mainland China. The owner sent his personal representative to accept delivery of the new megayacht that comes with her own helicopter deck and dedicated karaoke and Mah-jong rooms. The twin-screw Blue Sky powered by two MTU 12V2000M70 – 788 main engines, has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with an exterior styling developed by Feadship and Sinot Yacht Design.

Agreement on Bavaria Yachtbau Restructuring

Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH announced that Anchorage Advisors, L.L.C. and Oaktree Capital Management ), who collectively control approximately 95 percent of Bavaria's $1,403m debt facilities, have signed a binding agreement to restructure the company's balance sheet. The restructuring will create an industry leading balance sheet through a capital injection of $80.4m in cash and the write-down of over 90 percent of the senior and junior debt tranches. Anchorage and Oaktree have been working collaboratively with Bain Capital. Both Anchorage and Oaktree have been lenders to Bavaria for over a year, and support the strategic plan developed by the management team and Bain.

CoCo Yachts Wins Order for Three Ferries

In the same week of the launching of fast ferry Peng Xing 15, the first Coastal Cruiser 200 designed by CoCo Yachts and built by AFAI Southern Shipyard, Peng Xing ferry company decided to sign the contract for another three Coastal Cruiser 200 fast ferries. The new contract was signed on January 10, 2014 in the main office of the Peng Xing Group. The fast ferries shall be delivered to Peng Xing Ferry company in 2015, and shall be deployed to run services in the Pearl River delta between Shenzhen – Zhuhai – Hong Kong – Macau P.R.

Corporate Coastal Yacht

Pluckebaum Custom Boats recently launched a custom 80 ft. corporate coastal yacht, designed for dining and entertaining large groups of corporate customers. The vessel is designed to take customers on a three or four hour afternoon or evening cruise, and serve them a complete, sit-down gourmet meal. The yacht was built to replace an older 65 ft. vessel. The interior joiner work features custom milled tongue-and-groove African mahogany walls, ceilings and cabinetry. Outside the vessel is a unique double rail and stanchion liferail system made from solid brass to the owner's specification. The bridge includes a complete hard enclosure with remote wing controls in a fully air conditioned and heated environment.

New W-class Yacht Designs

W-class 123' Yacht: Image credit W-class Yacht Co.

W-Class Yacht Company is expanding its family of yachts to include 100’, 123’ and 135’ models. The first of the new designs, the W.123', was developed by Bruce Johnson (formerly of Sparkman & Stephens) in collaboration with Rockport Marine Yacht Design. The new racer/cruiser yachts will retain the ‘Spirit of Tradition’ and performance attributes of the existing W-Class Yacht Company’s W.37’, W.46’ and W.76’ models. The W-Class yachts will be built at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast…

CIMC Pride Mega Yachts Announce Sale of 'Illusion'

Courtesy Superyacht shipyard Pride Mega Yachts

Pride Mega Yachts is proud to announce the sale of the 88.8-meter Illusion. The sale of this sophisticated six-deck mega yacht proves Pride's unique position as an established, competitive and accomplished player in the world's mega yacht market. According to Pride Mega Yachts spokesman, “The success of such a significant sale is the proof that the superyacht industry is buoyant and that sales of large yachts are flourishing once again. I believe the sale is another sign that the market as a whole is doing very well.

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