Benetti announced the launch of the M/Y Lady Lillian, the 37 meter motoryacht from the Classic range, with fibreglass hull and superstructure. The yacht was launched on May 18 at Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard with the workforce, Benetti management, the owner and his guests in attendance. Classic 121’ M/Y Lady Lillian will be delivered to the owner in July 2017.
The concept and exteriors of the Classic 121’ are by Stefano Righini, who has worked with Benetti on many occasions through the years, while designer François Zuretti, who has also contributed successfully to various projects by the shipyard, designed the interiors, giving the boat a modern and contemporary style. The layout features four VIP cabins on the Lower Deck plus the owner’s suite, accommodating up to 10 guests.
The owner’s full beam suite is in the bow on the main deck, while the exteriors are designed to offer guests the ultimate in relaxation, with comfortable seating in addition to a more formal outdoor dining area on the Upper Deck and a more informal one on the Sun Deck, which also features a hydromassage tub, a barbecue area and a bar.
CLASSIC 121’ LADY LILLIAN – fitted with 2 x MTU2000M72 of 1080 Kw each, the yacht can reach a top speed of 15 knots and has a cruising speed of 13 knots. The yacht’s range is 3,400 nautical miles at a speed of 11 knots.
A rare sight on the Thames, DAMEN’s new 70-metre GAME CHANGER (227 ft) has spent three days in London to promote the Yacht Support range of vessels. Visitors enjoyed a full array of tenders, toys and a submersible, but GAME CHANGER also prompted many serious discussions about safe helicopter operations.
“GAME CHANGER made a big impression on the owners, captains, brokers and designers who joined us on board, particularly with its helicopter capability and all-weather protected hangar,” comments AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen, who is also responsible for DAMEN’s yachting portfolio. “When it comes to superyacht helipad design and operation, many in the industry are re-examining accepted practice and rethinking the level of risk that we are asking owners to accept for their family and friends. GAME CHANGER really offers the ultimate yachting solution for professional helicopter operations.”
GAME CHANGER features a fully certified LY3 helideck suitable for charter/commercial use and based on DAMEN’s long experience building to stringent offshore regulations. GAME CHANGER’s owner can operate larger helicopters with 5-tonne maximum take-off weight and D14 rotor diameter. These long-range aircraft can land safely night and day in a wider weather window. Lowering the helicopter into the hangar protects it from the elements so it can be refuelled and made available for take-off without causing hassle, disruption and noise on the mother yacht. The hangar and refuelling systems – including Jet A-1 fuel tanks holding 10,000 litres – are built to high safety and fire-fighting standards.
In addition to the helicopter capability, visitors on board also appreciated GAME CHANGER’s purpose-built yachting features and quality finish, explains DAMEN Product Director Mark Vermeulen.
“This was a great opportunity to offer a closer look at the Yacht Support concept – which is still a relatively new phenomenon in the industry,” he notes. “A Yacht Support vessel is a massive leap forward in capability for the growing number of owners who want to do more with more equipment, more toys and more staff. Our vessels are perfectly equipped to support wide-ranging superyacht operations, but with a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership than acquiring a larger yacht. Plus, owners get all the benefits of flexible operations and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.”
GAME CHANGER is the fourth Yacht Support vessel in the 70-metre segment following the delivery of INTREPID, ‘6711’ and GARÇON. With its Yacht Support range, DAMEN is now the established leader in this rapidly developing niche. In total 11 DAMEN Yacht Support vessels have been delivered or are in build. The Yacht Support range is based on DAMEN’s patented and proven SEA AXE range of offshore vessels – DAMEN has sold more than 200 of these vessels. GAME CHANGER is now returning to the AMELS yard in Vlissingen the Netherlands where it is available for immediate delivery.
“Being so close to London – Tower Bridge is just 150 miles from AMELS – makes visiting the city very easy,” Rose continues. “London is an important superyacht centre in its own right with a large number of clients as well as the brokerage community. We really noticed that when visitors came on board to judge the solution for themselves, they left very enthusiastic about all the possibilities that a Yacht Support vessel opens up. Last year we successfully exhibited a Yacht Support vessel in Fort Lauderdale and we hope to bring another vessel to Monaco later this year.” (Note from Editor: Read here the post about “Axis”, ex Fast & Furious. She was displayed in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale as mentioned above)
Benetti is pleased to announce the launch of FB268 M/Y SEASENSE the 67 meter full custom superyacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure built for an experienced owner who has chosen the Benetti brand for the first time.
The launch ceremony took place in Benetti’s historic Livorno shipyard, perfectly on schedule according to the production plan, with shipyard workers, Benetti management, the owner’s representatives and the crew in attendance.
The elegant exterior lines of the M/Y SEASENSE are by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, designing its first Benetti vessel, while the naval architecture was developed by the shipyard’s technical office. The contemporary styling of the interiors, on the other hand, is the result of collaboration between the Benetti’s architects team and the design studio AREA from Los Angeles, making its debut in the world of superyachts. The layout includes six suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
The basic concept underpinning this Benetti superyacht is reflected in its name – SEASENSE – which has been translated into a design that revolves around the relationship with the surrounding environment. In fact, the owner wanted the outdoor areas to be as spacious as possible, to offer the maximum possible contact with the sea. In particular, the stern area of the main deck is given over to a big pool with a sun-lounging area connected to the peculiar main salon that, through the opening of big sliding doors, provides even more outdoor space for guests.
FB268 SEASENSE – fitted with 2 1380kW Caterpillar engines, it has a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at a cost effective speed of 12 knots is 5,000 nautical miles.
Delivery is scheduled for the end of July 2017.
PRESS RELEASE BENETTI
Length overall 67 mt/220 ft
Beam max 10,80 mt/35.5 ft
Draft max 3,20 mt/10.5 ft
Full Load Displacement 1.130 Tons
Fuel tank capacity 130.000 lt/34,400 US gals
Owner & Guests cabins: 12 persons in 6 cabins
Crew cabins: 14 persons in 9 cabins
Main engines N°2 CAT 3512C HD 1380kW
Generators N°1 x Cat C9 200ekW N°1 x Cat C18 282ekW
AMELS has launched the brand new AMELS 180 named LILI. The Limited Editions yacht is nearing her on-time and on-budget delivery at the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s yard in the Netherlands. IMPERIAL acted as broker for the sale, Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor.
Despite the fast delivery just over 12 months after her sale in May 2016, LILI is a highly customised Limited Editions yacht with a unique Tim Heywood exterior styling and custom extended Sun Deck. The very successful colour scheme of Castle Tan and Jet Black create a charming and elegant look that perfectly complements the luxurious interiors created by the Owner’s choice of interior designer Laura Sessa.
“The AMELS 180 has proven highly popular on the superyacht market and LILI will add to that with her many unique customisations and beautiful colour scheme,” comments Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director. “She is an exceptionally high quality yacht that will no doubt create many happy memories for her Owners and guests. Once again, working with IMPERIAL has been very smooth and productive and that shows in the end result.”
Julia Stewart, IMPERIAL Director, says: “She is another striking project jointly made with an experienced team and very talented people, confirming our strong and durable links with AMELS over the last eight years. With LILI, IMPERIAL delivers a new superyacht option for high-end luxury journeys at sea with versatile accommodation, Dutch quality and superior level of equipment. We would like to thank all the teams involved in this project, who realised a challenging project with precise deadlines.”
The high level of customisation on board LILI includes:
* The Sun Deck has been extended by 3 metres to 28 metres (92 ft) in length in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood – creating a huge outdoor luxury space of almost 175 square metres (1,900 sq ft)
* An extra-large 4-metre long Sun Deck pool (7,000 litres) featuring counter current jets for swimming
* A Bridge Deck Owner’s Suite and extended aft deck
* On Main Deck, the port and starboard folding bulwarks and sliding doors to the dining room create a light and airy connection to the sea
* Main Deck features a large VIP Suite with a private folding balcony
Das junge Unternehmen Dynamiq baut bereits an seiner zweiten Yacht. Nach dem Bau der ersten Yacht “Jetsetter” im vergangenen Jahr wird nun eine GTT 115 hergestellt. Bei einer Zeremonie in den Werfthallen in Viareggio wurde traditionell eine Münze am Kiel platziert. Im Zuge dessen wurden einige Unterstützer des Projekts und der Werft eingeladen. So waren unter anderem Pierre Casiraghi und Bernard D’Alessandri vor Ort. Zu der neuen Yacht gibt es bislang die Informationen, dass das Interieur ebenso wie das Exterieur von dem österreichischem Designstudio F.A. Porsche gestaltet wurde. Zudem entwickelte Vripack die Marinearchitektur der neuen Serie.
Der Alu-Rumpf wurde bereits mit dem Aufbau verbunden. Aktuell werden die Verkleidung und mechanische Ausstattung durchgeführt.
Wir dürfen gespannt sein, wann das Unternehmen um Gründer und Geschäftsführer Sergei Dobroserdov weitere Neuigkeiten zu der GTT 115 Serie veröffentlichen wird.
Heesen Yachts is pleased to announce the sale of YN 17755 (aka Project Alida).
The client, an experienced boater, was introduced to the shipyard by Barin Cardenas of The New Yachts Company, a boutique firm dedicated to new construction, based in Fort Lauderdale, who worked closely with Thom Conboy of Heesen Yachts USA.
Project Alida is a 55m Fast Displacement, steel-hulled motoryacht that combines efficiency, performance and elegance in a design package of 740GT.
Omega Architects created an exterior design that emphasises the indoor-outdoor connection thanks to glass insertions in the bulwarks and the floor-to-ceiling windows in the sky lounge.
Vertical windows on the main deck, together with an original “shark tooth” design detail on the overhang of the wheelhouse, provide Project Alida with a bold and distinctive character.
The clean and muscular exterior lines without fashion plates and structural support have been cleverly engineered and perfectly executed by Heesen in-house experts, so nothing comes between the guests and the breathtaking views.
RADYCA, a Miami based design firm, is in charge of the interior styling while working closely with the shipyard to ensure that the client’s taste is incorporated into the space, creating a sophisticated, tailor-made and unique experience.
SIMPLICITY, WARMTH, and COMFORT through the use of select materials and a high level of craftsmanship, are the key ingredients in the creation of Alida’s refined interior. The overall design is for an owner who understands luxury, relaxation and entertainment while yachting.
Contrast is achieved by the consistent use of neutral hues found in open-grain white oak and different tones of wengé, taupe and grey leathers, wool carpets, and light textured suedes. White Arabescato and Grecale brown marble slabs emphasize the purity of the design.
Guests will be luxuriously accommodated in six staterooms: five guest cabins on the lower deck – including a full beam VIP – and the master suite traditionally located on the main deck forward.
With the tenders stored on the forward deck, a beach club is set into the lazarette that offers owners and guests a fantastic place to relax close to the water.
However, Project Alida’s beauty also extends below the waterline. Thanks to the progressive hull design devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects and implemented by Heesen in-house engineering team, Project Alida offers frugal fuel consumption coupled with a remarkable range of 4.500nm at 13 knots, while her top speed reaches 16 knots. At 12 knots her range becomes ever more impressive reaching 5.400 nm. Combining magnificent comfort with optimised efficiency throughout the speed spectrum, she sets a new standard in superyacht performance. Project Alida is a true blue-water vessel with Dutch pedigree.
Project Alida will undergo intensive sea trials in the North Sea prior to delivery to her new owners in time for cruising in July 2017.
Press release Heesen Yachts
Hull type: Fast Displacement Hull
Naval architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior design: Omega Architects
Interior Styling: Radyca
Classification: Lloyds + 100A1 SSC Yacht [+] LMC
Large commercial yacht code LY3
Length over all: 55.00 metres / 180 feet 5 inches
Beam over all: 9.60 metres / 31 feet 6 inches
Draft: 2.85 metres / 9 feet 4 inches
Displacement (half load): Approx. 600 tons
Cabins: Full-beam Owner’s stateroom,
VIP cabin, four guest cabins
Maximum speed (half load): 16 knots
Range at 13 knots: 4,500Nm
Fuel capacity: 100,000 litres / 26,400 US Gallons
Fresh water: 25,000 litres / 6,604 US Gallons
Main engines: 2 × MTU 8V 4000 M63
Maximum power: 2 × 1,000kW
Gearbox: 2 × ZF 5356
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: 2 × five blade fixed pitch Ø 1,800mm
Main generators: 2 × Kilo-Pak each 175kW
Bowthruster: HRP 125kW, electrically driven
Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, type 720, 2 fins, zero speed
“Rendsburg/Kiel, Germany – The ceremonial keel laying of a next Nobiskrug superyacht-new build project took place at the shipyard’s premises in Kiel.
After gathering of the guests and the yard’s team and following a short address of the management, an 80-ton block-section was lifted by crane into the building shed, marking another important milestone of the construction of the 80-meter superyacht. The construction of all sections with a very high degree of outfitting up to assembly of the complete hull will take place in the sheds of the yard under controlled climate conditions – there with warranting utmost quality.
Traditionally, the Owner brought a special coin that was placed under the keel and once the yacht will be near to completion, the coin will be retrieved and presented back to the Owner for good luck while sailing the oceans.
“This happy occasion indicates the start of the hull assembly of the superyacht – when, for the first time she is considered to have a soul. It is also a traditional maritime ceremony to bring good fortune to a vessel during her construction and to her captain, guests and crew during her life” said Holger Kahl, Managing Director.
This technically fascinating yacht with outstanding, unique design features both in the exterior and interior styling will noticeably set a mark for the future use of glass on superyachts. The spacious and modern concept and the innovative technology of the vessel will contribute in creating a special comfort feeling while cruising in the beautiful areas of the world.
“Nobiskrug is known for pushing the boundaries and for not being a mass builder, every superyacht we build represents a unique vision of the owner – this project is just another example we are very proud of” added Holger Kahl.
After the keel was laid, the Owner and guests were invited for lunch in the Sky-Lounge on top of the 900t gantry crane which is one of Kiel’s landmarks. It offers a reception area at an approximate height of 100m and an impressive 360-degree panoramic view of the Kiel-Fjord.
Still to be named, the 80-meter superyacht is set to be delivered in 2019, when it becomes the next gem of the Nobiskrug fleet of bespoke SUPERYACHTS FOR THE 22nd CENTURY.”
Es gab einige Neuigkeiten und Neuvorstellungen auf der diesjährigen Monaco Yacht Show. Unter anderem verkündete Gulf Craft den Bau von zwei neuen Modellen, der Majesty 175 und der Majesty 200. Das im Jahr 1982 gegründete Unternehmen aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten begann als Bootswerft für Sportboote und Anglerboote und entwickelte sich in den letzten Jahren zu einer festen Größe im Superyachtbereich. Nachdem Gulf Craft dieses Jahr in Monaco ihr bis dato größtes Modell, die Majesty 155, ausgestellt hatte, erklärten Geschäftsführer Erwin Bamps und Vorsitzender Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, dass sie den nächsten Schritt wagen und in den Megayacht Bereich einsteigen werden. Die neuen Yachten können ab sofort gebaut werden und warten nur noch auf einen Eigner. Sie können individuell nach Kundenwunsch gestaltet werden, es besteht unter anderem die Möglichkeit ein Helipad oder einen großes Beachclub zu integrieren. Die Grundpreise liegen bei etwa 30 Millionen Euro für das 53 Meter lange Modell sowie bei circa 45 Millionen Euro für die Majesty 200, ihrerseits 61 Meter lang. “Der Leitgedanke von Gulf Craft bestand schon immer aus großen Ambitionen”, so Erwin Bamps, CEO von Gulf Craft. Wir werden gespannt erwarten ab wann die ersten 50m+ Yachten von Gulf Craft das Werftgelände verlassen.
Auch dieses Jahr trafen sich bei der jährlichen Yacht Show in Monaco Werften, Designer und Broker um die neuesten Projekte zu präsentieren und die ausgestellten Yachten vorzustellen. Neben einigen Weltpremieren konnten auch bewährte Yachten, sowie kürzlich überarbeitete Yachten angeschaut werden. Ebenso besuchten Eigner die Show um sich nach einer neuen Yacht, neuem Tender oder neuem Spielzeug umzuschauen. Hier nun ein kleiner Vorgeschmack auf die, in den nächsten Wochen, folgenden Beiträge über die 26. Auflage der Yacht Show.
This year the 26th annual Yacht Show in Monaco took place, where all the shipyards, designer and broker presented their new projects and yachts for visiting. Including world premieres, established and refitted yachts. Also owners visited the show for buying a new yacht, new tender or some toys. Here is attached a small foretaste for the blog posts which follow in the next weeks.
Heute kommt ein erster Bericht über die Monaco Yacht Show 2014 und die Yachten, welche vor Anker lagen oder im Hafen ausgestellt wurden.
Today I release the first review about the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) 2014 and the yachts, which anchored at the bay of Monaco or exhibited at the port.
Der Port Hercule, war randvoll mit Superyachten und die Gewässer dazwischen waren ebenso gut gefüllt mit allen möglichen Tendern, die einerseits von den vor Anker liegenden Schiffen kamen und andererseits natürlich auch ausgestellt und vorgeführt wurden. Zudem gab es noch einige Shuttle-Tender, für VIP-Besucher der Aussteller.
The Port Hercule was chock-full of superyachts and the waters between were equally well filled with all sorts of tenders. In addition, there were still some shuttle-tenders for VIP-visitors.
Auf der Show selbst standen unzählige Superyachten, wobei die meisten Formate eine Länge von über 40-50 Meter hatten.
On the show itself were countless superyachts, with lenghts of over 130-164ft.
Die Elite, der Werften und Designer gab sich natürlich auch in Monaco die Hand und stellte dabei spannende, neue und innovative Projekte vor.
The best of the best shipyards and designers were also in Monaco, and presented their new, exciting and innovative projects,