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Lürssen unveils project Enzo

On 18 June 2021, Lürssen unveiled and successfully launched project Enzo, a striking and bespoke 115m superyacht, built for a repeat client who previously owned an 86m Lürssen. The owner was extremely impressed with the build process of his first yacht and wanted to replicate the experience, right down to the same build and...

AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings business partners with Water Revolution Foundation

Creating a more sustainable yacht industry and helping to protect the world’s oceans are the main goals driving a new partnership between AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings business and the Water Revolution Foundation. Having already made a long-term commitment to bring positive change to the industry, the business will share its expert knowledge and insight, which...
Sanlorenzo

A journey aboard the new Sanlorenzo superyacht concept

Ready for departure, destination: X-SPACE. Sanlorenzo, once again, is preparing to set sail for new courses, guiding us on a journey to discover unexplored design horizons. A new concept of superyacht, representing the pinnacle of Sanlorenzo’s experience and innovation, told through the ‘Walk through live tour’, an immersive digital experience conceived by the brand,...

Palma Superyacht Show lived up to its reputation

The 2021 edition of the Palma Superyacht Show, which took place from 3 to 6 June, truly lived up to its reputation as an event abounding in stunning yachts, established exhibitors and, of course, fruitful networking opportunities. Elisabet Holm, an experienced exhibitor and Head of Marketing for Baltic Yachts, concurs, “We didn’t know what...

Lloyd Werft hands over m/y Solaris

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven, which is part of the MV Werften Group, handed over the 140m long Solaris on 27 May 2021. The handover marked the successful completion of this extra-ordinary project, which has been realised over several years of planning and building. The final phase of the project began with the floating out of...

Videotec celebrates ten-year ONVIF membership

Over the past 10 years, the specialist engineers of Videotec’s internal ONVIF team have collaborated directly with the organisation, making a significant and tangible contribution to the protocol’s effective development, promoting ONVIF specifications as an industrial standard and their integration within Videotec IP products.   The Videotec team’s commitment on the field was recognised...

Measurement Solutions for the Marine and Shipbuilding Industry

Shipping has been the basis of global trade for thousands of years. The call for greater efficiency, increasingly stringent emissions directives, and new ship propulsion systems bring new challenges for the shipbuilding industry worldwide. HBK provides you with the right solution to keep your development and production of ships, marine engines and other components fit for the...

Amara retains classic pedigree after refit at Feadship

The Feadship yard in Makkum has successfully completed the refit of the 57.3m Amara (ex. Cacique) fully on schedule. The owners took the Lloyd’s 35-year survey as a foundation for a wide range of alterations and upgrades to suit their way of life at sea. Committed to retaining the original lines and preserving pedigree...

Lusben completes the refit of M/Y Oasis

The refit of M/Y Oasis, the 60m steel and aluminium yacht built by Lürssen Yachts in 2006, has just been completed at the Lusben shipyard in Livorno. The superyacht, completely repainted and returned to its owner ahead of schedule, is now ready for the summer season. Since October 2020, Lusben has been working on...

Benefits and limitations of remote communication in yacht design

It has been a busy year for the Vitruvius Yachts design studio, watching an ambitious Expedition yacht enter the final furlong of construction while another exciting 66m Lifestyle project is well underway. And with one more 52m superyacht design well into the development phases, the momentum shows no sign of slowing at the London...
Zazou

Benetti launches Zazou

Today, Livorno’s Benetti launched Zazou, a 65m full custom yacht whose hull is painted in carinthia blue. The explosive dynamism of the external lines was designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta who accentuated the sleek profile of the yacht. The Dutch studio, Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, arranged the elegant interiors, some of the outdoor...

Amels 78m Full Custom afloat

During a private event held at the Amels and Damen shipyard in Vlissingen last week, the Amels 78m Full Custom superyacht reached a major milestone in her build journey as she touched water for the first time since arriving at the yard in January last year. In the presence of the owner’s team and the designers involved in the project, as well as the Amels and Damen Yachting team, the pumps to the...

RAI Amsterdam lays out plans for METSTRADE 2021

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, the global leisure marine sector is anticipating the return of METSTRADE 2021 from 16 to 18 November in Amsterdam. RAI Amsterdam has announced the parameters for this preeminent event which promises to be well-attended by both exhibitors and visitors. The main goal of RAI...

Feadship Somnium close to completion

Emerging from the yard in Aalsmeer this week for final finishing and sea trials is the newest member of the Feadship fleet. The 55-metre Somnium, which is Latin for ‘dream’, is designed to take three generations of family members on a series of memorable world cruises. The first pure custom superyacht for an experienced...
Kairos

Oceanco unveils Kairos

Born from a first-time collaboration between Oceanco and Italian design studio Pininfarina, the game-changing new concept Kairos has been unveiled. Built on Oceanco’s NXT platform of sustainability and innovation, Kairos aims to advance the onboard experience and connectivity to the sea to new extremes. The advanced technical design and engineering has been developed by...
Project Gemini

Project Gemini update: engines in, hull and superstructure joined

The construction of YN 19755, Project Gemini, is on schedule for delivery in October 2022. The latest in Heesen’s 55m Steel class will be available in time for the winter season in the Caribbean. Last week the shipyard installed the twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 IMO Tier-III diesel engines, while on Saturday, 20 March,...
Vega online webinar

VEGA Online Live Demo for Shipbuilding

Welcome on board! Anyone who builds ships nowadays has to think big. Dimensions are constantly increasing, as are the demands on safety and efficiency. This is where VEGA level and pressure sensors come in, ensuring optimal processes on board. Whether on or under deck, they optimise ship operating criteria such as sulphur emissions, energy...

Riva Fifty launched during private launch ceremony

On 8 March 2021, the Riva flagship hit the water during a private launch ceremony at the Riva Superyachts Division shipyard in Ancona. Bringing more beauty to the sea and the world, the new Riva Fifty, now rides the waves, ready to captivate everyone who sets eyes on her. The great dream inspired by...
Stefania

Stefania begins sea trials

Stefania, the first gold-painted hull in the Gran Turismo Transatlantic (GTT) 135 series, has begun sea trials following her launch earlier this month from Dynamiq’s facility in Massa, Tuscany. The shipyard’s technical team, together with key contractors and consultants, will now put her safety, navigation, propulsion and other systems through their paces. Piloted by...
Yaskawa

Switching to a permanent power solution for superyachts

Finland’s Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has developed a permanent magnet propulsion system for superyachts that can push the frontiers of clean energy performance and open the door to Arctic exploration in comfort and with confidence. The Poseidon Power range cuts emissions and includes the three-pronged trident of greater efficiency, increased reliability and...
Inmarsat

New milestone for Inmarsat

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress ship installation. Simultaneously the company has launched a new ‘Fleet Data Academy’ with existing partners, shipowners and operators to support the full understanding and adoption of the rapidly growing range of digital applications that are making the maritime industry safer, greener and more efficient. Fleet Xpress clients...
Bering

Bering Yachts lays the keel for the 33m B107 superyacht

Bering Yachts is proud to announce the keel laying of the semi-custom B107 superyacht. The 4th yacht sold by Bering in 2020 means a total of 7 yachts are currently in construction at the brand’s dedicated facility in Antalya, Turkey. In line with the B117 and B92, which are currently also in build, the...
ABB

ABB to provide Azipod electric propulsion for eco-friendly superyacht

Debut contract with Dutch luxury yacht builder Oceanco on Azipod technology installation project paves the way for broader cooperation on sustainable electric propulsion in a market expected to exceed EUR 8 billion by 2025. Specified for a superyacht built to the highest sustainability standards, ABB’s integrated project scope covers the supply of two 2.5MW...
Arcadia

Arcadia Yachts launches the second Sherpa XL

Arcadia Yachts has successfully launched its second Sherpa XL, a perfect example of one of the shipyard’s characteristic elements, such as closed volumes in the bow that allow the owner and guests to enjoy convertible spaces in the stern. In this way, and unlike many other yachts with a traditional layout that feature numerous,...
Dynamic Yacht Platform

Dynamic Yacht Platform heralds in a more efficient and customised design process

The ship design and engineering firm C-Job Naval Architects is moving the superyacht ‘fixed-hull platform’ concept a step further. With input from DNV GL, they are developing a dynamic platform for 50- to 80-metre yachts that works for various hull shapes, saving builders and owners construction time and cost. A significant challenge when building...