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Friday, January 19, 2018

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LADY MOURA at Blohm + Voss

After having stayed at Blohm + Voss in 1992, 1997 and 2003, the mega yacht LADY MOURA has started her fourth visit yesterday to Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Following a short stop at Überseebrücke, the LADY MOURA was hauled into floating dock No. 6 in the evening. In addition to general repair and refit work, various comprehensive preservation work on both the hull and the superstructure will be part of the job. The work is scheduled to be completed in February 2007. The LADY MOURA was built in 1990 by Blohm + Voss in accordance with a design of the Italian architect Luigi Sturchio. She has a length of 105 m, a width of 18.5 m and a draught of 5.40 m.

Skipperliner Builds Second 124-ft. Motoryacht

SkipperLiner announced that Lady Romantica, a 124 x 25.5-ft. motoryacht, is under construction at the La Crosse, Wis., shipyard for Pintail Point Yacht Charters of Baltimore, Md. The 149-passenger vessel is destined for Baltimore's Inner Harbor and will offer dinner cruises, weddings, and private event charters. The eight month project began in May of this year. Lady Romantica will be the second 124-ft. motor yacht built by SkipperLiner this year. She is a sister vessel to Romantica III, which delivered to New York City in May. Lady Romantica joins two other SkipperLiner's in the Pintail fleet - the 91-ft. Lady Pintail and the 78-ft. Pintail Princess, both 149-passenger vessels. The interior features hand crafted cherry wood, custom granite counter tops, and fine leather furniture.

Omega Navigation Rescues Man at Sea

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. said that on January 3, 2008, the crew of its product tanker M/V Omega Lady Sarah rescued an American citizen whose yacht sank off the coast of the Bahamas. The M/V Omega Lady Sarah was on a laden voyage from New Orleans to Gibraltar when its crew members intercepted, off the coast of the Bahamas, a distress call from the sailing yacht, Alchemy. The vessel diverted from its course and with seas swelling to approximately 11.5 feet recovered the 32 year old American citizen shortly before his yacht sank. The crew members administered first aid and provided warm clothing, food and water to the survivor, who according to his statement had spent 42 days at sea the last 4 of which without food.

Mega Yacht Returns to Blohm + Voss

The LADY MOURA returned to Blohm + Voss on October 8 for maintenance and conservation work. The 344-ft. (105 m) long white mega yacht will undergo a facelift in its roofed-over floating dock. The LADY MOURA, built at Blohm + Voss in 1990, will be returning to her yard for the third time, following visits in 1992 and 1997. The LADY MOURA has sufficient tank capacity to undertake transatlantic voyages. The crew quarters, fitted to top hotel standard, can accommodate as many as 61 crew members. And, of course, a high-tech yacht of this type has an exquisitely designed owner and guest area.

DYT Completes First Voyage to Dubai

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) recently delivered a shipment of pleasure yachts to Jebel Ali, Dubai on February 19, in time for the Dubai International Boat Show, which begins March 11th. The operation took place aboard the Lady Gloria, a ship supplied by BBC Chartering and Logistics, which partnered with DYT last October to expand global shipping options for DYT customers and will now regularly service Dubai and other previously hard-to-reach destinations. The same loading masters…

Damen Yacht Support Vessel Game Changer Sold

Game Changer. Photo: Damen

Dutch shipyard Damen has confirmed the successful sale of its 70-meter support vessel, Game Changer. The yacht will now return to Gorinchem in the Netherlands for further customisation. Game Changer  is Damen's fourth Yacht Support vessel sold in the 70-metre segment, proving the ongoing demand for large yachting solutions for worldwide adventures, helicopter and dive operations. Damen has a total of 12 Damen Yacht Support vessels delivered or in build. The next available Yacht Support vessel is a 55-metre YS 5009 Adventure, which will be delivered before the summer this year.

Yacht Assists Crew in Atlantic Rescue

Atlantic rescue. The Falmouth Coastguard were contacted by their colleagues at Thames Coastguard who received a telephone call from a lady crew member on the yacht Compromise competing in the ARC Challenge 2006. who reported that she had a medical emergency on board. area that could assist. yacht Compromise. 32 foot yacht Compromise with a mast head light showing.

Trinity Yachts of Gulfport & New Orleans christens superyachts Zoom Zoom Zoom and Lady Florence at F

Trinity Yachts will Christen their two recent deliveries of M/Y Zoom Zoom Zoom with the exterior design by Geoff van Aller and M/Y Lady Florence at the exclusive Showboats International Rendezvous located on Fisher Island , FL. this November.

Trinity Yachts Delivers the 157 ft. Tri-Deck

Trinity Yachts has delivered the 157 ft. (47.9m) tri-deck motoryacht Lady Linda. After completing her sea trials, the Lady Linda, with its deep blue hull and white superstructure, left for the Bahamas for several weeks of cruising with the new owners. Designed and built by Trinity Yachts, the exterior styling includes vertical pilothouse windows, copious exterior deck space and a design emphasizing the wishes of the owners for a yacht that truly incorporates their ideas of style, elegance and performance. This 157 ft. x 28 ft. (47.9m x 8.5m) motoryacht is powered by two (2) Caterpillar 3512 B rated marine engines at 2,250hp each at 1925 rpm and encased in a heavily insulated engine room. The yacht will be capable of a maximum speed of over 20.5 knots at trial load and a cruise of 18 knots.

Burger Boat Contract for Steel Passenger Vessel

Image courtesy Burger Boat

Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of Chicago’s Leading Lady, a 98-ft steel passenger vessel, for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago, Ill. Chicago’s Leading Lady is styled after the 1920s luxury cruising yachts such as the former Presidential yacht Sequoia. Chicago’s First Lady Cruises will use the vessel for upscale private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and corporate events, as well as, serve as an official vessel for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. The vessel was designed by Seacraft Design LLC, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

SkipperLiner's Lady Pintail

M/V Lady Pintail, launched by SkipperLiner, features a cherrywood décor with marble floors and marble countertops. The 149-passenger corporate entertainment yacht has an elevated pilothouse (to the third deck), and an expansive second deck dining salon and cocktail skylounge. The vessel boasts a four-camera, two-monitor external video system, 348,000 BTU of HVAC ad Eisenglass enclosed canopy with dedicated HVAC system. For entertainment, a Datron satellite television system is present.

Chicago's Little Lady Debuts

Mercury Skyline Sightseeing Boats has christened and placed into service its newest vessel, Chicago's Little Lady. Built by Freeport Shipbuilding of Freeport, Fla., the 149-passenger craft is classically styled, inspired by the perpendicular stem, graceful sheer and round stern of vessels such as former presidential yacht Sequioa. With a 17-ft. draft, the vessel can slip under the downtown bridges on the Chicago River, while the 120 passengers on the open upper deck have an unobstructed view of the city's architecture. Little Lady will be used extensively for narrated architectural cruises, beginning at Mercury Skyline's landing at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue on the Chicago River. The vessel's hull measures 68 x 23 x 8.5 ft., and is constructed of steel to ABS specifications.

Burger Boat Delivers Chicago Passenger Vessel

Photo: Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company announced the delivery of a 98-foot steel passenger vessel to Chicago's First Lady Cruises in Chicago. The vessel, Chicago’s Classic Lady, was designed by Seacraft Design, LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. Chicago’s Classic Lady departed the Burger shipyard Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2014, on her delivery voyage to the Chicago waterfront, arriving early the next morning. Built by Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wisc., Chicago’s Classic Lady is powered by two Caterpillar C12 main engines and has two Caterpillar C4.4 generators.

Trinity Delivers M/Y Lady Michelle

Lady Michelle is a semi-displacement hull design with 28 ft. (8.5m) beam and is capable of 19 knots and is powered by two Caterpillar 3512B main engines which develop 2,250 hp each. The shallow draft of 7.5 ft., enabling it to gain access to many ports uncommon for a yacht of this size. A 16,100 gallon (62,460 L) fuel tank will allow a large cruising range of approximately 4,200 nm at 10 knots (with 10% fuel reserved). Designed by Trinity's head designer Geoff van Aller, Lady Michelle has been designed and built with special consideration for European operations. It will accommodate an owner's party of ten in five staterooms and a crew of nine in five cabins, there is also an additional day room with a full bath that can accommodate an additional two guests if required.

Improving Weather Conditions may Vitiate Marine Peril

In an unpublished opinion, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a vessel that has survived a hurricane without damage is not in a situation of reasonable apprehension of marine peril when the weather is dramatically improving. In the instant case, a yacht was in port in Southern Florida during hurricane conditions. When plaintiff towing and salvage company arrived on scene, the yacht was tied to another vessel, but there were damaged concrete pilings in the vicinity. The trial court found that the center of the hurricane had passed and that weather conditions were improving dramatically. Plaintiff voluntarily moved the yacht to a safer location and then asserted a salvage claim.

Burger Yacht Sales Reports Brisk Activity

Burger Yacht Sales reports reports brisk activity this past summer thanks to their expanding market and extensive experience in both new construction and brokerage sales. Recent Brokerage sales include WIMIL, a 90 ft. Burger launched in 2002, Windscape, a 91 ft. Burger launched in 1994, Malahne, a 1937 177 ft. Camper & Nicholson, Lady Sarah, a 1998, 114 ft. Hatteras, and AB-7, a 1976, 105 ft. Poole Chaffee. In addition Burger has sold two of their  64 ft. Sparkman & Stephens designed hulls, the 1965 La Maison Blanche, and the 1968 Victoria. Burger also announces new brokerage listings including the 70 ft. Hatteras Sportdeck, Carry On, an 85 Broward Lady Monroe, and the 107-ft. Burger Silver Seas originally launched in 1998. Just listed is the spectacular 2004, 106 ft.

Palumbo Buys Mondomarine

Photo: Mondomarine Shipyard

Italian yard Palumbo Group has acquired the former Mondomarine facility in Savona on an initial six-month lease, reports local media. "By leasing the business unit of the Savona shipyard, Palumbo Group will grant the restart of the shipyard's activities, along with the immediate reinstatement of nine employees." Palumbo Group explained in a statement. The deal saves 9 jobs from the Italian shipyard that went into liquidation towards the end of 2017, which put a total of 57 jobs at risk.

E’LOO Electronic Toilets for Maritime Industries

Offshore rig workers to big shipping and yacht to cruise enthusiasts are always looking for new gadgets to enlighten their daily lives. How about this for innovation. Our Electronic Toilet washes and dries you within minutes without needing toilet paper ever again. Yes, you heard right, E’LOO electronic toilets popularity among the elite yacht population is growing by leaps and bounds and is crossing over to the offshore industry. Just recently, E’LOO Global Enterprises, Inc. has introduced this state-of-the-art Electronic Bidet fit for kings.

Three Vessels Ground in the Philippines

The Philippines Coast Guard Central Vizayas Action Center reported today three maritime incidents that occurred within their area of responsibility last night, January 15. MV Joyful Star with 237 passengers onboard ran aground yesterday around 11:45 p.m. at the vicinity of Bantolinao Point, Cebu while enroute from Maasin, Leyte to Cebu. Said vessel, with 1097.87 GT, is skippered by Captain Alexander Canete of Roble Shipping Incorporated. The Coast Guard is still transferring passengers of MV Joyful Star using rubber boats to DF 318 and MTug Janggo to Porter Yacht Club, Cebu. Additionally, MV Subic Bay 1, a cargo container vessel, ran aground at the same area at 2:44 a.m. today en route from Nasipit, Butuan to Pier 7, Port of Cebu.

IYC Names its Brokers of the Year

Barbara Stork Landeweer

International Yacht Collection (IYC) iannounced that Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company’s  2013 Yacht Broker and Charter Brokers of Year, respectively. Representative of a banner year for IYC, both brokers played a pivotal role in promoting the superyacht lifestyle and helping their clients achieve results in the global market. “I have the privilege to again congratulate Frank and Barbara on their exceptional performance,” said Bob Saxon, IYC President.

MV Werften Cuts First Steel for Crystal Endeavor

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay pushes the button to start the first steel cut (Photo: MV Werften)

Shipbuilder MV Werften said it has begun building Crystal’s new luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor, with first steel cut on January 15 at its shipyard in Stralsun, Germany. Set to debut in 2020, Crystal Endeavor will be Crystal’s largest and most spacious purpose-built Polar Class ship featuring all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations, and adventure in polar regions and other remote destinations. Employees and guests watched as the flame cutter was launched by Genting Hong Kong Chairman and CEO…

Trinity Yachts: The Year in Review, The Year Ahead

Trinity Yachts, 2012 Launch Line Up, Gulfport, Mississippi Shipyard (photo: courtesy Trinity Yachts)

In a global economic climate which might merely be described as awkwardly viable, Trinity Yachts continues to set a remarkable pace in custom superyachts launched and delivered in 2011 with great expectations for launches and deliveries in 2012. In 2011, Trinity delivered the 191’ (58m) M/Y Carpe Diem and  164’ (50m) M/Y Falcon; and launched the 198’ (60m) M/Y Areti,  187’ (58m) M/Y Lady Linda, and the 242’ (73m) M/Y New Horizon. The latter three yachts will be delivered in 2012. In early January 2012, Trinity Yachts launched the 164’ (50m) M/Y Tsumat which also has an expected 2012 delivery.

Update: Philippines Grounding Incidents

The Philippines Couast Guard issued an update on three recent grounding incidents near Central Visayas. The MV Subic Bay 1, which ran aground at Bantolinao Point, Cebu, arrived safely at Gothong Wharf, Cebu at 11:30 p.m. yesterday, November 16. Another vessel that also grounded at Bantolinao Point, The MV Joyful Star, is awaiting towing Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cebu is coordinating with the shipping company. All passengers from the vessel were safely transported to Porter Yacht Club in Liloan, Cebu, in good condition and assisted by a Jasper Roble, a representative of Roble Shipping Incorporated. A third vessel, Our Lady of All Nation, ran aground at Danajon Bank, Bohol. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing with personnel of to Coast Guard vessel BRP EDSA II (SARV-002).

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