Beginning of August 2022 it was finally time for superyacht Shimali to leave the Baltic Sea for the Med. After being delivered in months of this year, she only had a short maiden voyage after getting into trouble around Rügen, in Germany.
The yacht was transported back to Gdansk where Sunreef Yachts repaired Shimali, to present it the owner in perfect conditions. End of July they started with Sea Trials again. After completing these they sent her towards Kiel to pass Kiel Canal, where we had the chance to capture photos of this brand new superyacht.
Shimali is the first yacht of the Sunreef 100 Power yacht series, and will for sure turning heads where ever she goes. With a length of approx 30m and a width of 12m she stands out from the crowd!
She is expected to attend the yacht show summer in Cannes and Monaco, but this is yet to be confirmed.
End of June it was time for another milestone of Nobiskrugs latest superyacht project MIZA. 70m superyacht project 795 was towed from Lindenau Werft in Kiel to Rendsburg for final outfitting. Keel laying took place in 2019 at German Naval Yards and in 2020 she made her first miles to the drydock in Friedrichsort(Kiel).
Her timeless lines are drawn by Winch Design. MIZA will now stay in Rendsburg until her final outfitting is completed. We are expecting her delivery in the beginning of 2023.
Vertical bow and streamlined profile, stylistically this project has broken the mould of the time becoming an icon of sportiness and elegance. Today the fleet of Columbus Yachts SPORT line is enriched with a new 50-metre model characterized by the distinctive elements of this design which combine new aesthetic nuances with an engineering development of the hull to guarantee a high level of comfort even when cruising in rough sea conditions.
Before being on board in Monaco during Monaco Yacht Show 2021, we’ve seen this yacht cruising around Sardinia, Italy.
Columbus Sport 50’s naval engineering was developed by Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with the Hydro Tec studio, while the exterior and interior design is penned by Luca Dini Design & Architecture.
Featuring several new solutions designed to the specific request of its experienced Owner who is on his third project with Palumbo Superyachts, M/Y K2 accommodates 11 guests in five comfortable cabins and 11 crew members sharing seven cabins.
“The concept of this yacht mirrors the personality, style and approach to life of its owner. Elegant, refined, attentive, demanding, but also sporty, traveller and open-minded.”, comments Luca Dini, founder of the Luca Dini Design & Architecture studio.
From the naval engineering and architecture point of view, the lines of Columbus Sport 50 M/Y K2 are characterized by a razor-sharp vertical bow, with double-edged cross sections to improve seaworthiness and keep the boat dry even in rough sea conditions.
The interior is clean, bright, harmonious and coherent. The layout has attractive outdoor spaces ideal for conviviality as they provide the flexibility of enjoying various daytime activities by easily transforming the sunpads into conversation seating sets or creating areas suitable for receiving guests. To maximise the versatility of each area, great attention was paid to shading solutions. On the two decks, bar and dining facilities are set up both indoor and outdoor. A comfortable entertaining area has been created in the upper deck, with a large TV screen, bar and a game table.
A swimming pool with Jacuzzi is located forward on the upper deck and can be reached from the cockpit through two large side walkways that turn the whole deck into a proper relaxation and entertainment area.
The fitness section in the owner’s area forward on the main deck, spreads over 18 square metres and is equipped like a functional gym designed in every detail and complete with a hammam in the owner’s bathroom.
The beach club, thanks also to the transformer platform with an approximately 4 square metre pop-up accessory automatically raising when the platform opens, offers a generous relaxation and entertainment area.
Zyricote and Tanganyika Frisè, two wood essences with an exotic and decò flair, the reflections of lacquer and steel details, together with the soft textures of leather and fabrics modulate the atmosphere of any environment on board. The cappuccino-coloured onyx and the white Lasa floor mat used in the bathrooms are also very impressive.
It is a precious interior, reserving pleasant surprises and welcoming with reassuring luxury.
Another aspect particularly well developed from a technical perspective was the reduction of noise and vibrations reaching extremely low noise levels in the guest rooms and especially significant because obtained at a value of 85% of the maximum power of the propulsion system, therefore at a speed slightly higher than 20 knots.
Powered by two 2000 HP MTU engines, M/Y K2 is able to reach a maximum speed of 21.5 knots, with a cruising speed of 17 knots and a wide range for transatlantic crossings. A multitouch dashboard, designed in collaboration with the Palumbo Superyachts team and the Captain of M/Y K2, was built on the concepts of safety and manoeuvrability, providing the captain with adaptability in any sea condition.
The boat is equipped with a tender and jet ski respectively positioned astern of the lower deck (3.31 metre Seadoo) and at the bow (Castoldi Jet tender 21 of 6.5 metres). The tender is launched and hauled through a side opening in the hull.
As we said in an earlier post. There are more pictures on hold and it’s time to publish some unique pictures of the Dutch superyacht DreAMBoat which was delivered in 2019 by Oceanco.
This 90m yacht features Espen Oeino exterior and Terence Disdale interior design. DreAMBoat offers enough space for 22 guest, including an owners cabin with children accommodation on the upper deck. A crew of 27 is serving you during the time onboard.
DreAMBoat was built on spec, which reduced her delivery time to only 18 months, which is awesome for a 90m yacht! Her hull is based on Oceanco’s 700 series and includeds many well known yachts, like DAR and Alfa Nero.
During Monaco Yacht Show 2019 she was showcased for the first time. Which yachts do you want to see displayed in Monaco this year?
Things you can do as a yacht photographer during quarantine: Examine your photographs of the last summer.
If you are stuck in quarantine and aren’t allowed to go out of your flat for two weeks. There are two options of how to deal with it. First one, relax on a couch and wait until these long 14 days are over. Or second option, try to do as much “office” work as possible from home. So instead of reclining on a couch with your TV on, it was time to look up our harddrives for some yet unshared new pictures. And there are several unique treasures which are about to be revealed here.
During MYS 2019 we’ve been extremely busy, catching up with some yacht industry friends, visiting yachts, doing sea trials in the bay, etc. There was a lot to do and many pictures had been taken during these couple of days. But it sadly wasn’t possible to process all these pictures. That’s why we still have many pictures in the pipeline.
Before you’re getting bored of our wailing we present you some pictures of Octopus. This recoginzable yacht has been listed for sale in early 2019 and was showcased in Monaco for the very first time. She was built in 2003 in Kiel for Paul Allen. Octopus is a true explorer yacht and was used a lot for expeditions and explorations. In 2015 her owner discovered the sunken battleship Musashi in the Sibuyan Sea. After Paul Allens death in October 2018 the yacht arrived in Hamburg for a refit. Since 2019 she is up for sale and ready to start sailing the world again with a new owner. On board are various tenders and toys stored, including two helicopters, a large submarine for up to 8 people and a 19m Vikal tender.
If you are interested in buying Octopus or any other yacht please get in touch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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It’s been quite a while since my last blog post here on Superyachtblog. Currently we are focusing on social media and improving of our photographer skills. But we hope to deliver more content here as well.
A few weeks ago the legendary superyacht Eclipse arrived in Hamburg. This 163 meter long vessel was built in 2010 in Hamburg at Blohm&Voss shipyard. And now she’s back at her construction site for a refit. Eclipse is well known for her serial yacht owner Roman Abramovic. As well as for many rumors about her technical features. Confirmed is that Terence Disdale designed her exterior and interior. Eclipse is the largest yacht drawn by him and his team, but he is responsible for several other well known yachts like A+(ex. Topaz), Pelorus, Radiant, Tatoosh,…
And here are some pictures of megayacht Eclipse in Hamburg. If you are interested in more pictures, please drop a message to email@example.com.
Flying Fox is a really impressive appearance! With 136m, which is larger than a football field, she’s the largest yacht for charter at the moment! The serial yacht owner who already owned a Nobiskrug motoryacht with a length of 73,5m, with the same name. But his present yacht was built 2019 in Bremen at the Lürssen shipyard. The grey hull and her beautiful lines were drawn by Espen Oeino and Mark Berryman designed her massive interior! Flying Fox already visited the famous Norwegian fjords on her maiden voyage and is now available in the Med. The rumours are that she can be chartered for about 4.000.000€/week + expenses. Flying Fox is available for charter through Imperial Yachts.
The last week in June is always reserved for Kiel Week in Kiel. Kiel Week or as we say in German “Kieler Woche” is one of the largest sail events in the world! Every year many traditional Tall Ships arrive in Kiel as well as small sailboats to take part in Regatta races held in Kiel Bight. This year one of the largest explorer yachts visited Kiel too. Le Grand Bleu was built in 2000 at Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Germany, with design by Kusch Yachts, Kono-Design and Bannenberg Design. This 113m megayacht is equipped with many tenders and toys! There is a 21m Princess yacht stored on her starboard side and a 22m sailing yacht designed by Dubois Design. And on board are at least six more tenders. The yacht has also the capacity to land two helicopters on two different helidecks and has a petrol tank to refuel them.
Le Grand Bleu visited Copenhagen and Aalborg in Denmark before arriving for Kiel Week in Northern Germany. The yacht is at the moment (02.07.2019) moored in Hamburg. If you have any information about her reason to stop in Kiel or Hamburg please do send us a message via our contact form or via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unser heutiger Blogbeitrag handelt nicht wie üblich direkt über Superyachten, sondern über einen der größten Zulieferer für Megayachten im Bereich der Metallkonstruktionen. Die Firma MEOS GmbH nennt sich selbst auch „die Metallexperten“ und produziert von Scharnieren und Bolzen bis zur Reling alles was an Bord aus Edelstahl und Aluminium besteht.
Vergangene Woche wurden wir eingeladen, um uns die neue Werkshalle im Kieler Stadtteil Melsdorf genauer anzuschauen. Erst seit wenigen Wochen wird an dem neuen Standort gefertigt. Die Mitarbeiter sind begeistert von ihrem neuen Arbeitsplatz, der neben einer hochmodernen Entlüftungsanlage und großzügigen Arbeitsplätzen auch einen gemütlich gestalteten, eigenen Pausenraum mit Küche bietet. Durch den Neubau sind nun auch wieder die Bereiche Yachtequipment und Industrietechnik unter dem gleichen Dach untergebracht. Ebenso ist am neuen Standort ein Messlabor entstanden, um Teile zu vermessen und die hohe Qualität zu sichern. Materialprüfungen finden aber weiterhin extern statt. Auch die Verwaltung sitzt direkt neben der Produktion, wodurch eine schnelle Kommunikation gewährleistet ist.
Die Produktionshalle ist in drei Bereiche aufgeteilt. Die Anlieferung und das Zuschneiden finden im westlichen Bereich der großen Halle statt. Dort werden die Metallplatten automatisch mit einem Laser-Schneidbrenner für die Fertigung vorbereitet. In der Yachthalle werden ausschließlich Edelstahl und Aluminium verarbeitet. Dort befinden sich auch zwei kleinere abgetrennte Bereiche zum Schleifen und Polieren der Werkstücke. Die größte Halle besteht aus Arbeitsplätzen für circa ein Dutzend Mitarbeiter, die sich mit der Fertigung von Teilen für die Industrie beschäftigen. Unser persönliches Highlight befindet sich im angrenzenden Bürobereich. Dort lässt sich aus dem Büro des Konstruktionsteams Yacht, durch zwei Fenster, direkt in die Werkshalle des Yachtbereichs schauen. Auch hier sieht man die guten und kurzen Wege zwischen der Planung und Fertigung.
Damit die hohe Qualität erfüllt wird, die der Yacht Eigner wünscht, wird jede Reling ungefähr einen halben Tag lang poliert! Nach der aufwändigen Politur wird jede Reling abgenommen und sicher verpackt, um auf der Werft eingebaut zu werden. Da die örtlichen Gegebenheiten auf den Werften, insbesondere beim Refit, meist nicht den hohen Anforderung entsprechen. Werden die Relings nach Kiel transportiert und in der neuen Werkstatt in Kiel repariert und aufgearbeitet. Bei Neubau Projekten werden nur die Aufmaße im Rohbau auf der Werft genommen und anschließend komplett in Kiel gefertigt. Bei der Montage an Bord müssen die Teile perfekt abgemessen sein, da eine nachträgliche thermische Verformung nicht mehr möglich ist. Dies liegt unter anderem an dem bereits verlegten Teakdeck und den fertiggestellten Lackierarbeiten.
Die Firma MEOS GmbH ist auf den größten und längsten Yachten der Welt zu finden. Namhafte Yachten mit Reling und weiteren Produkten des Unternehmens befinden sich unter anderem auf den Megayachten Azzam, Dilbar und MY A. Die gut gefüllten Auftragsbücher, sowie eine weiterhin hohe Nachfrage im Yachtbau, prognostizieren ein weiteres Wachstum des Unternehmens.