April 22, 2019

New Model: Claasen 23 M Chase Boat

Claasen a yard famous for its traditional and custom build sailing yachts has on 12 April launched the 23 metre Chase Boat.  Called M/Y Stargazer, the 23 meter Chase Boat was launched at Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands. This large classic lined motorboat, intended as a tender for a sailing superyacht, is a unique concept. One of the key tasks of this traditional sport yacht is to get guests and owner from ashore to the yacht in comfort and to visit shallow diving areas. During this project, the Dutch shipyards Vitters and Claasen combined their efforts to build this motorboat. It is the first time the two sister companies worked together on a new build project.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23 m (75.4ft)
Waterline Length - 21.5 m
Beam - 6.6 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Accommodation - four guest berths in two cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Scania 915hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 25 knots max 15 knots cruise
Range - 900 nm at cruise
Construction - light weight aluminium
Project - Hoek Design

April 21, 2019

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche Deep Blue 43

Cantiere delle Marche is delighted to announce the sale of Deep Blue 43 a new, fully custom 43-meter explorer yacht designed by Horacio Bozzo Design.  Deep Blue 43 is the latest addition to the yard’s significantly active order book. The contract has been signed last December and the latest project details have been defined in these last few weeks. The yacht is already under constructionist with delivery due in 2021.  A full custom build, Deep Blue 43 will take full advantage of Cantiere delle Marche’s experiences and its approach to yacht building that has proven being extremely successful and rewarding for all parts involved. Deep Blue 43 has been commissioned by an experienced Owner who, in the past years, owned yachts built by shipyards such as Fead­ship, L├╝rssen, Blohm and Voss. He is a repeat client for CdM, a yard which gained his full confidence having enjoyed the feel of comfort and safety of his Dar­win 102 cruising in the Med but also sailing the expanses of the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and reaching the wild beauty of remote destinations and the best diving spots in the world.  The mutual trust established between this client and Cantiere delle Marche team is of extreme importance to the good result of the whole process that will lead to the completion of a complex project such as Deep Blue 43.  Deep Blue 43 inaugurates a new collaboration with a world-renowned yacht designer: her exterior lines have been designed by Horacio Bozzo Design who is based in Viareggio Italy.  Her clean, vaguely severe profile with a raked bow and compact superstructure captures the very soul of an explorer vessel combining it with the elegance of a luxury yacht that will stand the test of time. All shapes, volumes and lines compose a harmonious geometry while her roomy body encompasses luxury social areas and very large and comfortable crew quarters, as requested by the Owner whose plans include long term cruising to reach the farthest corners of the world.  Guest areas are spread over three decks plus a Sun Deck. Deep Blue 43 features a nicely organized interior layout with twelve guests accommodated in six suites, four on the Main Deck and two on the Lower Deck. A cozy saloon on the Main Deck and a large panoramic sky lounge on the Upper Deck are at guests disposal to relax in comfortable and bright environments. A huge cockpit features all amenities including a large swimming pool and lots of space to relax. Deep Blue 43 interior designer is still to be disclosed.  Deep Blue 43 has a full displacement naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec office, offering large volume 440 Gross Tons and the smoothest of travel even in rough seas ensuring excellent comfort and total safety. Engineering has been developed by the yard technical department in collaboration with Hydro Tec.  With a total length of 42.9 metres, a beam of 8.60m, thanks to hull geometry, large fuel tanks, and extremely frugal consumption, Deep Blue 43 will have an extraordinary range. 

April 20, 2019

New Model: Perini Navi MY 25 Eco-Tender

Perini Navi present the new MY 25 Eco-Tender the first motor yacht launch since the company’s re-branding, and its first ever planing motoryacht.  The 25 Eco-tender is effectively a super sport yacht tailored to the requests of her experienced Perini Navi owners.  The project grew out of initial discussions with the owners for a bigger sailing boat. It emerged that the owners were very happy with their existing 50m Perini Navi sailing yacht, but their needs had evolved over the years and what they really wanted was not a bigger boat, but more flexible cabin space to accommodate single guests or children. As they prefer to anchor offshore, they also wanted to explore closer inshore in something more substantial than a conventional RIB.  The answer was a vessel with the same graceful looks, quality feel and luxurious comfort as the mother ship that could provide additional cabin space and be able to operate independently as an extension of the sailing yacht. The innovations start with a sophisticated hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens, which provides four operational modes for maximum flexibility: diesel mode with twin Man 1650hp diesel engines powered by two Hamilton water-jets for a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots, hybrid mode one engine drives its neighboring water-jet and also serves as a generator for an e-motor to power the other water-jet, diesel-electric mode with a 130kW generator supplies electricity for two e-motors to drive the waterjets, and Zero-emission mode for completely silent and emissions-free maneuvering or limited cruising, a battery bank can power both waterjets via the e-motors at around 8 knots for up to a hour.  In battery mode, for example, the tender will be able to cruise at low speed in marine parks or other environmentally sensitive areas with no emissions and no noise. But on request of the owner, close attention has been paid to minimizing noise in all propulsion modes and contractual sound levels are below 55dB throughout. Unique also on the MY 25 Eco-Tender for her size is the I-Bridge Multitouch navigation system by Team Italia. All the onboard systems, including the hybrid propulsion, can be managed using the high-res 4K touch screens, trackball and jogger. The monitors can be raised to different heights in cockpit or navigation mode, and include an augmented reality function that overlaps navigation data with video images.  Moreover, an Anchor Watching System system can display and control all the equipment necessary for monitoring the boat at anchor. In fact, it provides a full around image around the boat and tracking of traffic using the radar systems, thermal camera or search light, and can be programmed to sound a proximity alarm.  Equipped with a double VSAT system for internet connection and three Iridium telephones, the Eco-tender can remain connected to the mother ship at over 100 Mbps even when tens of miles distant.  Another request of the owners was that guests should be able to board or disembark from the tender easily and safely from the deck of the mother ship. The high hull bulwarks mean that guests can literally step across from one deck to the other.  The innovations continue with the exterior layout and on-deck amenities. In addition to the comfy aft cockpit fitted with lounge seating, sun-pads and a fixed swim platform, there is spacious dinette sunk into the fore-deck that further serves as a viewing area from where the owner can pursue his hobby of nature photography.  The fresh and contemporary interior, also designed in-house, is based on brushed teak and white lacquered joinery, and features a full dinette-salon and galley on main deck. Below deck, there is a full-beam VIP suite, a double cabin forward and a third cabin with twin single beds, all with en-suite bathrooms. A crew cabin with independent access is located forward of the engine room bulkhead.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.5 m (83.6ft)
Waterline Length - 21.5 m
Beam - 5.8 m
Draft - 1.15 m
Displacement - 68.5 t dry, 76 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 9150 l
Water Capacity - 1300 l
Accommodation - six guest berths in three cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp plus Siemens 135 kw Electric motors
Propulsion - Hamilton HM531 Water Jets
Speed - 30 knots max, 25 knots cruise, 8 knots cruise in electric only drive
Construction - aluminium
Project - Perini Navi
Certification - ABS Malta Cross 100 A1 SSC Yacht, Mono G6 LMC LY3

April 19, 2019

Project: Kha Shing Monte Fino F82 Flybridge Motor Yacht

Kha Shing present the project for a new F82 Flybridge motor yacht.  As any Monte Fino yacht the F82 delivers spacious area starting from the flybridge with its large dining, seating, sunbathing area and wet bar settled as the ideal alfresco space for entertaining. Foredeck seating and sunbathing area offers a more private escape. The aft bathing platform is electric-hydraulic standard powered for guests who enjoy water sports. The main deck provides a range of social options from exterior seating on the aft deck to the spacious saloon and dining area. The helm and galley can be accessed by crew from side deck to ensure the utmost privacy for the owner and his guests.  On the lower accommodation deck, forward master stateroom will be independently access. The large hull side windows in the full-beam aft master stateroom offers exceptional view and plenty of natural lights. Port and Starboard guest stateroom can be specified with twin or double berths. Crew accommodation and utility area are independently located aft and are accessed via a transom door.  The Monte Fino F82 Flybridge is standard powered by twin Cats 1150hp engines.

April 18, 2019

New Model: Wim Van Der Valk Beach Club 600

Wim Van Der Valk Beach Club 600 is finally with us.  This is probably the most innovative yacht for the year 2019, which reinvents the use of the aft area and makes use of the whole aft deck.  Wim Van der Valk, Cor D.Rover, and Ginton; the builder, designer, and naval architect have really to be proud of what they accomplished with Beach Club 600 and the series of model that will follow after it.  The Wim Van der Valk 600 features a three double cabins layout, located in the foward part of the main deck, while power come from twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod propulsion which allow for top speeds up to 24 knots.  Beach Club 660 coming next in a few months.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.05 m
Waterline Length - 17.8 m
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 33 t
Fuel Capacity - 4100 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS950-2 pod drives
Speed - 24 knots max 19 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified V with hard chine
Construction - alloy H321 for hull, H111 for super structure 4.5 mm
Project - Cor D.Rover design, Ginton naval architecture
Certification - CE A

April 17, 2019

Project: Jet Tern Selene 70 Bihull

So this is a new project from Jet Tern Selene and Howard Chen, who present an innovative semi displacing power catamaran.  This request came from an owner who wanted an explorer yacht with a difference.  The owner criteria was for a shallow draft, twenty knots cruising speed, and long capability power catamaran.  Selene has responded with this 70 Bihull design, which will also feature jet propulsion in order to minimize draft.  

April 16, 2019

New Model: Galeon 650 Skydeck

Galeon continue to present new models, and here it shows the 650 Skydeck, a sport yacht based on the lines of the 640 Fly, but replacing the full flybridge deck with a sport bridge, and the addition of a glass sunroof serving the main deck. The Galeon 650 Skydeck is based around the same features of innovation and space distribution, volume and functionality.  The Galeon 650 Skydeck welcomes you outside with an aft cockpit dining area holding up to eight people who can enjoy an entertainment system with a flat screen TV sliding up from the aft galley top, all while protected from the elements by the electric aft sunshade. Further back is the hydraulic bathing platform capable of handling all water paraphernalia and a convenient access to the two berth crew cabin. The top deck offers three sport seats and a sun pad for leisure while the bow deck area can be approached by the revolutionary, electric front window central main deck entrance revealing two separate movable sofas with integrated folding tables for sundeck purpose.  Down below the Galeon 650 Skydeck offers a three large suited cabins layout, with a cabin for two below.  Power for the Galeon 650 Skydeck is from twin Volvo 900hp up to 1200hp engine options.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.80 m (68.3ft)
Hull Length - 18.4 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 0.96 m exl props
Displacement - 31000 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1300 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew cabin berths 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Man 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Certification - CE B

April 15, 2019

Project: Clipper Heritage 46

Clipper present the project for a new Heritage 46.  This project is a replacement to the traditional and popular Heritage 40 reinvented and re-imagined for today’s boating needs but still retains those classic Clipper styling cues.  The new Clipper 46 is designed as a semi-displacement hull capable of speeds of twenty knots and planing at fourteen  comfortably. She can be built as a single or twin engine selection and has the keel as the lowest part of the boat of course.  The Clipper Heritage 46 upgrades to a two cabin and two bathroom layout and has a really large saloon area on one level with the cockpit, while boasting a much larger cockpit than the 40 it replaces. Plenty of customizing is available for this layout from the traditional to more contemporary.  Hull one currently under construction will have a port side galley with forward facing cruising seat on the port side and a double helm chair layout on the starboard side with a pilothouse door amidships to the walk around decks. She will have a fiberglass hard top on the very large flybridge along with seating for ten and a flybridge helm. This first 46 will come in a gloss mahogany finish for a very high end and luxurious feel and will be powered by a single Volvo 600 HP diesel engine.

April 14, 2019

Web: Vicem New Web Site

Turkey's custom Vicem Yachts presents a new virtual World Wide web showroom. The story of Vicem starts in the 1980’s when a Turkish businessman from Vicem, Sebahattin Hafizoglu develops a passionate regard for the storied schooners of the Bosporus known as the Turkish Gulet. He boldly decided to reinterpret them for modern sensibilities, using Cold Molded wood and epoxy techniques. This leads to 1991 when Vicem is officially founded. Twenty years plus later Vicem can claim delivery of 150 boats, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious design firms in the industry; Frank Mulder, Art Line Interiors, Wetzels Brown Partners and Ken Freivokh. Today Vicem has five series; Classic, Cruiser, Vulcan, Sportfish, and Bahama Bay.  These total seventeen different models which start from the 46 Classic, and go to the 46 M Vulcan. Vicem new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Yachts, About Us, Events and News, and Contact.  Vicem is also present in social media with links to for its Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest pages just under the browser menu.

April 13, 2019

New Model: Riva 90 Argo

Riva super yacht series continues to grow and here we have the new 90 Argo, a model which today is the flybridge super yacht entry to the famed Sarnico boat builder world.  Designed as all Riva by Officina Italiana the new 90 Argo has a distinctively silhouette similar to that of the 100 Corsaro and the upcoming 110 Dolcevita models.  This is a family of three models which from 28 up to 33 meters take you to the World of raised pilot house and semi wide body design.  The 90 Argo also enters Riva in that new segment of the market where at ninety feet plus the hull length allows for it to be piloted by a standard yacht master licence.  Still unlike other competitors the Riva 90 Argo is not about offering five cabins, and indeed while still featuring a main deck stateroom down below it still features a luxurious three double guest cabin layout.  Like previous Riva before it the 90 Argo is about being that special to its owner and guests in luxury not about putting the higher number of cabins in its hull.  The Riva 90 Argo is standard powered by twin MTU 1948hp up to twin 2435hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.49 m (93.6ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 23.1 m
Beam - 6.50 m
Draft - 2.15 m
Displacement - 85000 kg unloaded, 98000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 8700 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Max Persons - 20
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M96L 1948hp, 16V 2000 M84 2218hp 16V 2000 M96 2435hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max 22 knots cruise with MTU 1948hp, 30 knots max 26 knots cruise with MTU 2435hp
Range - 320 nm at 22 knots cruise
Project - Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Group Engineering