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Lloyd’s List Global Award

International Paint’s revolutionary, fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900, has won a prestigious Lloyd’s List Global Award in the Clean Seas Category 2009. Held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 8 September 2009, the Clean Seas Award, sponsored by the Bahamas Maritime Authority, honours an institution, firm or individual which has made...

My Petra on Display

Motor yacht My Petra of Heesen Yachts has been successfully delivered to her owners in Malta, following a christening that took place at the shipyard in Oss Harbour, the Netherlands, on Sunday 14 June. She will be on display at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, from 9 to 14 September, Jetée Albert...

Voyage for Human Rights

The Dutch organization Miles4Justice will sail a yacht in honor of Human Rights Watch into New York Bay on 8 September 2009, concluding a 1,000-mile journey as part of the NY400 – Holland on the Hudson celebration. The voyage down the Atlantic coast replicates the northern leg of Henry Hudson’s original voyage, and Miles4Justice...

Tò-Kalòn and Ingot Nominated

Tò-Kalòn, a 31m enclosed bridge motor yacht and Ingot, a 47m tri-deck motor yacht have been selected by the International Superyacht Society membership as finalists for the 2009 International Superyacht Society Design Awards in their respective categories. Both yachts were built in 2008 by Burger Boat Company. Each year the International Superyacht Society recognizes yacht...

Ancòra

Ancòra is the latest jewel manufactured by Baglietto in La Spezia, Italy. Ancòra, fully built in steel and aluminium, has a length of 42,75 m and a width of approx. 9 m. The external lines are slender, as set by the tradition of Baglietto’s displacement yachts designed by the Italian Designer Francesco Paszkowski. The...

Jackpot Orders

This month Perini Navi has signed two important contracts for the sale of a 50m sailing yacht, and a 73.30m motor yacht of its Picchiotti-Vitruvius series. The Perini Navi Group, which has entered the motor yacht market only two years ago with the relaunching of its Picchiotti brand, celebrates the third contract for the...

ADYS Returns

The Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), the Middle East’s first and only show exclusively for yachts over 25 m long, will return from 25 to 27 February 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Marina (ADNEC). There will be considerably more exhibition space and several changes in format for the second edition,...

From Rabbit to Winged Stallion

Following an extensive ten-month refit, Feadship De Vries Makkum has re-launched Pegasus. Built in 1995 by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw in Aalsmeer as White Rabbit, she was bought by a new Greek owner in 2008 who decided to bring the yacht ‘home’ for a major refit and lengthening. The project included an extension of...

Nazenin V Launched

Turkish RMK Marine recently launched Nazenin V. The elegant aluminium 52m ketch was launched on the new customized rail slipway at the yard. The new slipway can carry vessels of up to 60m in length and with a capacity of 685 tonnes. Technical sea trials are currently taking place close to RMK Marine in...

Update Admiral 54

While Sea Force One, the first Admiral 54 superyacht built by AMY, keeps on receiving great appreciation from worldwide press and public, her 54 m sister ship is under construction at the Genoa facilities. The high resistance steel hull and the light alloy aluminium superstructure are already completed. In projecting and building all parts, particular...

Phoebe Launched

Phoebe, the first 99 Alu, is a stretched version of the 94 Alu in the shipyard’s Semi-Displacement Fast Yacht Series. Phoebe was hauled out of the construction hall in Moonen‘s main ‘s-Hertogenbosch facility on Saturday 6 June and lowered into the water by travelift. Turnover to her owners, after sea trials, is set for...

Family Launch

Two long standing Sanlorenzo owners, a father and his daughter, celebrated the launch of their new semi-displacements yachts. The father is the owner of the stunning SD122-FX and the precious SD92 (Telli 3) is for his daughter. Both GRP navettas were projected and produced in the Viareggio Division and were launched on the same...

Amels 199

Dutch yacht builder Amels adds an all-new model to its highly successful Limited Editions range. The Amels 199 is designed with bold originality by Tim Heywood and a flexible interior styling by Nuvolari Lenard. At 1,045 GT, the Amels 199 sets a new standard for superyacht owners who want the ultimate in comfort, safety,...

Dragonis Concept

The Draconis Concept is the final thesis of Maila Speitkamp in the subject of industrial design at the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Maila convinced the highly respected professionals of the judging panel at the World Superyacht Awards on Saturday 16 May at London’s historic venue Guildhall. The award recognizes the achievement of an outstanding...

Cipitouba II Launched

Under bright blue skies in May, the latest Cyrus 34, named Cipitouba II, had a splendid launch. The 34.50 m semi-displacement yacht has a beam of 6.95 m and a draft of 1.55 m. Her shallow draft allows to access many otherwise inaccessible waters and berths. She displaces 124.5 t and is built to RINA...

Riela Delivered

Late April witnessed the launch of the 56m aluminium ketch Riela, the 46th unit in the Perini Navi fleet. Designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects together with New Zealander Ron Holland, the ketch boasts an ultra-light streamlined aluminium hull with maximum displacement optimized at 545 t in order to guarantee both excellent sailing...

Significant Step

Princess Yachts International has signed the lease for a 15 acre waterfront site at South Yard, Plymouth. Part of the famous Devonport Naval base, this facility has been acquired to enable Princess to commence the construction of a new range of large yachts. The bespoke craft, which will be over 100 feet, are too large to...

Apache II Launched

30 May saw the launch of Apache II, a 44m aluminium planing motoryacht built by Cantieri Navali Baglietto at the Varazze shipyard. Apache II has a top speed of 28 knots with engine propulsion of over 7,000 hp. The yacht has been designed for luxurious comfort and speed, taking advantage of the extensive technical...

Succesful Refit

The 40m Dubois sloop Tenaz recently left Pendennis following a six month successful refit. The yacht was originally launched by Pendennis back in 1996 and has remained one of the yard’s best loved projects. Following an extensive world cruise with her new owner and his family, it was decided to bring the yacht back...

Vibrant Curiosity

Oceanco delivered its fourth Y700-coded superyacht – the 85.47m Y704 Vibrant Curiosity in late April. Continuing a sequence of successful deliveries which include the 80m Amevi and the 82m Alfa Nero, both delivered in 2007, as well as the 75.50m Anastasia in 2008, with this newest delivery Oceanco affirms its ability to consistently fuse...

Sanlorenzo 44 Steel

The Sanlorenzo 44 Steel is about to be completed at the Viareggio Division of Sanlorenzo Spa. It is the yard’s first megayacht in steel. The 44m vessel has three decks, a displacement hull in steel and an aluminium superstructure. In keeping with Sanlorenzo’s 50‐year tradition of excellence, this first 44 Steel is completely tailor...

Radio Holland Opens Oakland Office

Radio Holland Group has officially opened a new service and sales office in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. This will be the 62nd office in the Radio Holland Global Network and the 12th office in the USA. Radio Holland Oakland will provide sales and service of marine electronics in the entire Bay Area...

ZF Marine Moves North American Headquarters

ZF Marine LLC has moved into its new North American headquarters in Miramar, Florida. The 60,000 ft2 facility is located in the Miramar Center Business Park and nearly doubles the space of ZF Marine’s previous Ft. Lauderdale-location. “Our product portfolio is expanding, making the move necessary,” said Wolfgang Schmid, General Manager, ZF Marine LLC....

Icon 95 unveiled at ADYS

Redman Whiteley Dixon is once again the design team that was assigned by Icon Yachts to work up a design for an optimized hull and platform, following the successful collaboration of the Icon 62. This time it is 80 m long, allowing for custom yachts of up to 95 to 100 m in length...

Hanuman launched

Even when every project is unquestionably special, some commissions can only be described as exceptional. Such a gem is Hanuman – a modern recreation of Tommy Sopwith’s beautiful 42.08 m / 138.06’ ‘Super-J’ Class yacht, Endeavour II. Created for a very experienced owner – who also commissioned both Hyperion (47m / 1998) and Athena...