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Shinkai sailing through sea trials

Shinkai, the 55m Vitruvius Yachts designed explorer, is nearing her delivery date at Feadship’s Aalsmeer shipyard, having just completed sea trials in the North Sea’s waters off The Netherlands. As the creative force behind Shinkai’s powerful yet elegant design, Vitruvius Yachts’ Philippe Briand was onboard to experience her performance. Here, the designer and naval...
Project Cosmos

Project Cosmos hits the water!

Project Cosmos was launched at the Heesen shipyard in Oss on 19 november. At 80m, with a gross tonnage of 1,700GT and a top speed of almost 30 knots, she is the biggest and fastest all-aluminium yacht ever built. The challenges involved in creating such a large and complex yacht are extreme, but made...
FarSounder

New partnership FarSounder and Navtor

FarSounder and Navtor are proud to announce a new partnership. FarSounder now includes support for Navtor official ENC chart data in their base software package to its customers. Navtor prides itself on creating e-Navigation tools that are safe, simple, and more efficient. Similarly, FarSounder’s Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar provides safe navigation by detecting...

Videoworks unveils new MY ID system at Metstrade 2021

In absolute première at Metstrade in Amsterdam, Videoworks unveils the innovative MY ID system, which provides constant, safe and targeted access to all on-board systems. On display at the stand there are also the new “pop-up speaker” audio system (with an exclusive design) and the “MyInfo 3.0” App, which, with the smart TV and...

Motor Yacht 77m hybrid trimaran – Bond Girl

Team of designers, Hannah Hombergen (interior design) and George Lucian (exterior design) are presenting their latest yacht concept MY B0nd Girl, a striking 70m trimaran with extremely powerful design lines and stealth appearance. The two side floats of the yacht ensure a high degree of stability and create an artificial safe harbor, where a...

AkzoNobel’s hull management system sets new standards

Ship owners can now make unrivalled fuel and emission savings after AkzoNobel’s International brand launched the marine industry’s most environmentally sustainable hull management package. Intertrac HullCare offers operators unprecedented control by combining remote inspection, advanced cleaning technologies and big data monitoring into a system which sets new standards for operational efficiencies. By ensuring that...
Liftal

LIFTAL takes over Damen Hoisting

Liftal Hijstechniek will take over Damen Hoisting as of 1 October. For Liftal, this acquisition represents a strategic expansion towards the Rotterdam region, and for Damen a choice to keep focusing on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek, which has been established in Vlissingen in 1998, is an expert in the field of testing and...

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo add new dimension to partnership

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo have agreed to deepen their successful cooperation and to give their partnership a new dimension with future technologies in the coming years. Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems will be one of the leading suppliers for Sanlorenzo within the next three years as main propulsion provider for certain yachts of the SL...

Let’s meet again from 16 – 18 November 2021!

The Metstrade Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. This is the only truly international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry and has served as a platform for innovation, market developments and networking since their launch in 1988. In addition to the overall leisure marine industry, Metstrade...

Cantiere Delle Marche thrives in the explorer vessels market at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Throughout the years, CdM asserted itself for the quality of its explorer yachts that has no equal in the yachting industry and the two yachts on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival were an undisputed testament to this. CdM attended the Show with two brand new explorer yachts: the first yacht in the Flexplorer...

An event we won’t easily fore-get!

On 3 September, the nice and sunny weather conditions were a true reflection of this year’s Yellow & Finch Maritime Charity Golf Event. After all the restrictions for meeting each other in the past eighteen months, all the participants enjoyed the fun and successful event all the more. The eleventh edition of our charity event took place at the Golfclub Grevelingenhout golf course on 3 September. Beautifully located at...

Deutsche Yachten welcomes Upwind Legal

The working group of the German Boat and Shipbuilders Association accepted another law firm as a member with the Hamburg-based company. Founded in September 2020, the Hamburg-based law firm Upwind Legal may be a fairly fresh company in the yachting industry on paper, but it can certainly be described as a very experienced player....

ISA Yachts launches classic 65m M/Y Resilience

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, announces the launch of the elegant and majestic classic 65m M/Y Resilience. She will officially debut at the next Monaco Yacht Show taking place from 22 to 25 September 2021. “M/Y Resilience is a project in which we have invested a lot and which fills us with...

Royal Huisman’s PHI is ready to shine

One of this year’s highlights is the launch of the 58.5m motoryacht PHI at Royal Huisman’s newbuild facility in Vollenhove, The Netherlands. Developed and constructed below 500GT, PHI is by far the longest motoryacht in this category, based on current Classification rules. PHI is a magnificently sensuous motor yacht from the drawing board of...

Second Amels 60 enters outfitting phase

The hull of the second Amels 60 superyacht has arrived at Damen Yachting’s main shipyard in the Netherlands. Outfitting of this 60m Limited Editions design by Espen Øino is now underway ahead of her delivery in autumn 2022. The arrival of Project Witchcraft comes just a year after the announcement of her sale. The...

Benetti announces sale second unit of 37m Motopanfilo

Benetti proudly announces the sale of the second unit of the Motopanfilo 37m, signed with the intermediation of Ocean Independence. The brand new model, in fiberglass and composite material, stems from Benetti’s artistic and historical path, drawing inspiration both from the 60s “navette” and from the stylistic notes of that successful era, to create...

New AMELS 60 Yacht Sold

The team at Amels and Damen Yachting is delighted to announce the sale of the Amels 60 (6004) scheduled for delivery to her Owner in autumn 2023. This 60m superyacht, with exterior design by Espen Øino, will be the fourth hull to be delivered from this new generation of Amels Limited Editions.   The client was...

La Datcha awarded Judges’ Commendation for Exterior Design

Damen Yachting is delighted to announce that the 77m SeaXplorer La Datcha has received the Judges’ Commendation Award for Exterior design in the 2021 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards. La Datcha’s outstanding exterior design is the work of the Dutch naval architecture and design studio Azure Yacht Design. The award itself recognizes naval...

Construction on Heesen’s 57m Project Akira begins later this year

Heesen is delighted to confirm that Project Akira’s design and engineering work is proceeding on schedule. The concept was unveiled in 2019 at the Monaco Yacht Show, and construction will formally commence at the shipyard in Oss after the summer when skilled welders will lay the keel in the presence of the ABS surveyor....

Lürssen celebrates technical launch of project JAG

On 22 June, the Lürssen shipyard felt a flurry of excitement as the 122m new build Project JAG was technically launched. Built for a repeat Lürssen client, JAG will be her owner’s third Lürssen and an upgrade from a 96m yacht. Announced at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019, JAG features an exterior design...

VARD to build largest yacht in the world

On 28 June 2021, VARD, one of the world’s major designers and shipbuilders of specialised vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured the contract for the construction of Somnio, the world’s first residential yacht liner, finished to the highest possible standards. Somnio will be one of a kind and recognizable as the...

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...