The team behind the World Superyacht Award-winning support vessel Hodor has unveiled a new COVID-19 inspired shadow vessel concept named Haven. Haven, developed by ShadowCAT and australian naval architect and engineering service firmIncat Crowther, is described as a “protective layer” to the owner’s mothership. By acting as a buffer between the main yacht and outside world, Haven allows owners and charterers to maintain COVID-secure social bubbles on board.The yacht will act as a COVID-19 testing facility and quarantine space before allowing guests and crew to proceed onto the mothership.Key features include a hospital and laboratory, allowing the monitoring of all crew on board Haven and the mothership. This will ensure the owner’s crew only come into contact with tested Haven crew. All new crew and guests must pass through Haven for testing before boarding the mothership.As a result, the mothership will have no direct contact with the shore. All stores and transfers will be handled entirely by Haven.The multihull design of the yacht allows Haven to operate in two zones contained in the separate hulls. Shore zone will deal with any potential risk of infection, such as new guests, crew or stores. The yacht side meanwhile will remain tested and clean.The shadow vessel will be equipped with all the latest COVID 19 testing equipment, as well as strategically located thermal cameras to pick up any signs of infection.Air conditioning and circulation systems will be combined with “nanotechnological surfaces” that destroy viruses and bacteria.Elsewhere, Haven will boast all the expected facilities of a capable support vessel, including storage for Jet Skis, tenders, a submarine, diving centre and decompression chamber. A helicopter landing page and fuelling area are also found on board, as well as the option to add a dedicated hangar.Other innovations include hydroponic gardens, research labs and offices for security and aviation staff.The 68.2m-long catamaran platform has a range of 5,500nm at 12.5k and two MTU 16V4000 M73L SCR main engines.
November 27, 2020
The largest series composite yacht, the 53.34 metre Gulf Craft flagship Majesty 175 was launched at a ceremony attended by the owner in the UAE. The Majesty 175 has been in the making for four years and it was first announced at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. The 54-metre tri-deck yacht has a beam of 9.6 metres and a gross tonnage of 780.Her naval architecture is the work of Yankee Delta Studio and her exterior and interior design comes from Cristiano Gatto.The Majesty 175 offers accommodation inside 780GT interior for up to 14 guests in seven staterooms, including the owner's suite located forward of the upper deck. The owner's cabin also have direct access to the five metre swimming pool. The owner’s suite is situated on the upper deck forward allowing dual side access to a 5-metre-long pool with a unique swim-stream feature. Crew accommodation comprises six cabins and a private captain's cabin.The Majesty 175’s composite structure allows her to cruise through shallow waters, only drawing a draft of 2.25 metres. She is equipped with an ethernet and Wi-Fi network that integrates as an automation system for controlling devices, lights, curtains and blinds. The Majesty 175 is propelled by two fixed-pitch propellers which are powered by twin MTU engines, Majesty 175 is equipped with TRAC fin stabilisers. She can cruise a transoceanic 4,000 nm at 10 knots and her top speed will be closer to 16.5 knots.Speaking about the launch, Gulf Craft’s chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali said: “This is a very special day in the history of Gulf Craft. I’m proud of everyone who contributed to this magnificent jewel and to launch it today as the largest composite production megayacht in the world. This project took 4 years of hard work and dedication from the entire team to manufacture. I believe that with building the Majesty 175, we have set a new trend in the market that many shipyards in the world will follow.”
November 27, 2020
Construction is still happening on the first hull in Sunseeker's 90 Ocean 27.5 metre model, which exited the shed in preparation for launch and completion. The model is underway at a new production facility at the main Sunseeker shipyard in Poole. The model is on schedule to be presented at the 2021 Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. Embodying the “feel of a true superyacht,” the 90 Ocean combines "striking lines" with an open plan interior.A standout feature of the 90 Ocean is the 6m x 4m beach club, which will have an in-built barbecue, adjustable, integrated X-TEND sunbeds and rain shower. Automated electrically, these beds can be raised upwards to face the cockpit or lowered to face aft from the beach club. The deck area is large enough to store a Jet Ski, Williams 460 SportJet and two SeaBobs in self draining lockers. The deck area is large enough to store a Jet Ski, Williams 460 SportJet and two SeaBobs in self draining lockers.An optional infinity spa pool and second barbecue sit on the flybridge above, accompanied by a wet bar, seating and dining area.The cockpit features free standing furniture, wet bar, fridge and sink while the foredeck has three separate seating areas, as well as the option to have a laser projector and 140 inch cinema screen.Various accommodation options are available with the layout including either four or five guest cabins, including a full beam master and forward VIP. The crew quarters meanwhile will accommodate a maximum staff of five and include a kitchenette, crew mess and ensuite.The interior décor will “combine traditional elegancy with contemporary updates”, the yard said, with floor to ceiling windows illuminating the living accommodation with natural light.
November 26, 2020
The first 30.48 metre Maiora 30 Convertible has hit water. The new model presented by Italian builder Maiora is named ‘convertible’ for its upper deck, which is divided into an enclosed skylounge and open-air area.The skylounge has a 50 square metre saloon that can be used as a “terrace by the sea” or cinema room, the builder said.The main deck saloon has lots of natural light thanks to floor to ceiling windows and leads back to the aft cockpit, where up to eight guests can dine.The area is open to customisation, with the first hull containing a “hot sauna on the sea” as requested by the owner.Guest accommodation is for a total of 12 guests across a main deck master and two VIPs and two twins, both equipped with a Pullman bed, on the lower deck. The crew quarters meanwhile comprise three cabins, dinette and laundry area.The yacht’s interiors have been developed under Fossati Design Bureau in collaboration with the yard and the yacht’s European owner.Maiora has a sky lounge with lateral, openable windows and a stern pocket door, which can switch from a closed and private space to an open-aired area with direct connection to the outside spaces on board.Gulu II has a 6-metre tender and the nearby engine room houses twin MTU 16V2000M96L engines of 2,600hp each that are able to reach a maximum and stable speed of over 28 knots with the added comfort of her stabiliser fins. Gulu II is the latest model to be presented by Gruppo Fipa and joins another three new models from the yard this year, including the AB 80 and Maiora 30 Walk-around.
November 26, 2020
Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche sold its second Flexplorer model, the 40 metre Maverick. It was sold to an “experienced” German owner. The Flexplorer is the second yacht sold after the delivery of the Flexplorer 130 Aurelia.This yacht can be described as a "true explorer vessel" as it features a robust displacement hull and exterior design penned by Hydro Tec. Interestingly, its interior was designed in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini.Yacht's key features contain a spacious cockpit and an asymmetrical layout in the main saloon. The asymmetry is continued via a full 8.64-metre beam configuration to starboard, which adds space to the saloon while leaving a passageway to her port side. In addition, the yacht will also have a heavy-duty A-frame for launching and retrieving the tenders and an infinity swimming pool. A Super Air Nautique G25 tender and an A27 sailing boat will be stored in the cockpit.Maverick’s hull is reported to be equipped with an “ice-belt” to ensure safe navigation at the highest latitudes. The owner of the yacht plans to travel to the Northern latitudes to cross the Northwest Passage.She will also feature collapsible bulwarks that extend to the farthest end of the cockpit. All deck fittings have been positioned at a lower level on the swim platform so that once the bulwarks are folded down the whole aft deck becomes a beach area that covers more than 135 square metres.Accommodation will be for a total of 13 guests spread across two master staterooms on the main deck and upper deck, the latter of which will feature an adjoining single cabin. The remaining four staterooms will sit on the lower deck. The crew quarters meanwhile will accommodate a staff of six.Speaking about the sale, CdM sales director Vasco Buonpensiere said: “Thanks to the excellent relationship with the owner and his feedback, in spite of the present circumstances, details such as layout, general styling, power, size, special features and delivery date have already been defined.” “We are proud to be able to sign this contract despite the restrictions caused by the pandemic.Maverick will include two MTU 10V2000M72 engines at 900kW each and will have 60,000 litre fuel tanks to provide her with a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 5,000nm at 10 knots.
November 26, 2020