182.9-metre expedition yacht REV is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, observation, mapping and communication equipment for conducting research that covers the entire marine ecosystem, from the coastal zone to abyssal depths, and from polar regions to the tropics.REV hit the water for the first time on August 24, 2019, at the Fincantieri/ Vard Holdings yard in Tulcea, Romania. REV has been developed in collaboration with leading superyacht designer Espen Øino. Accommodation on board is for a total of 36 guests and 54 crew members, while the maximum beam is 22 metres.Science cruises are accessed through competitive, peer-reviewed proposals. These will usually comprise one or more primary multidisciplinary research teams supported through the Large Proposal scheme by REV Ocean, with additional science undertaken by smaller teams to add value to the cruise supported by Small Proposals. Writers, reporters, photographers, artists, activists, entrepreneurs and business people may also participate in science cruises as part of REV Ocean’s outreach activities either through invitation or through submission of a Small Proposal. There may also be opportunities for training, capacity-building and for the involvement of policymakers usually from the region of operation. In addition, innovators, start-ups and applied science and engineering projects can place a small number of people on the REV Ocean vessel for testing and validating new technologies and approaches that offer solutions to ocean problems through the Open Call.The REV Ocean Science and Innovation Committee (SIC) will ensure the scientific quality and integrity of the research missions, secure the independence of the Science Program, select the best research projects for the REV Ocean science cruises and contribute to mission planning.The build is set to complete construction at German yard Lloyd Werft in April 2021 after which REV will be fully operational as the research vessel.
April 9, 2020
Gruppo Antonini shipyards has announced the launch of a new brand, Antonini Navi, in collaboration with Aldo Manna. Antonini family has planned the investment and support worth over 10 million euros.The first company in Gruppo Antonini was set up by Walter Antonini in the second half of the 1940s, in the immediate post-war period. Gruppo Antonini is an experienced and well-known manufacturer of yachts. The firm’s objective is to create yachts that reflect the personality of the owners and their way of experiencing the sea. The company uses professional equipment to manufacture aluminium and iron vessels and ensures maritime safety applying extensive technological expertise.The key goal of the project is to expand the range of marine services offered by Antonini Group under one umbrella and to include the construction of custom yachts up to 70 metres in length, refit services, after-sales and superyacht berthing.The yard aims to develop a full range of displacement and semi-displacement yachts designed by La Spezia based architect and designer Fulvio De Simoni. The group aims to focus on four main ‘areas of action’ - superyacht construction for third parties, full custom yacht production, refitting and their own range of yachts.
April 9, 2020
Previously planned from 7th to 13th of July, Swan European Regatta has been postponed till summer 2021.In the light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus affecting the whole world, Nautor’s Swan and Turku Yacht Club met yesterday to define the next steps of the organization.According to Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Holding CEO, “It was not an easy decision to make, but at the moment we feel this is the right thing to do. Being back in Turku after four years, breathing the essence of the passion and love our owners have for our brand, was something we were all looking forward to. Unfortunately considering the current and uncertain situation worldwide, the general mood and our aim not to jeopardize our guests’ health and safety, led us to this important decision”.As reported by Samuli Salantera, Commodore of the Yacht Club Turku “The Corona Virus situation in Finland is still under control, hopefully, it won’t change in the near future. Turku has always been the house for Swans in the Baltic and we feel the need to host this event in the best condition ever, and this is not the right time. We surely will celebrate our Spirit of Swan properly next year”.In 1966 Pekka Koskenkylä decided to start manufacturing the best sailing boats in the world, in serial production, out of new material, ﬁbre glass GRP. He named the brand after the Finnish frigate Suomen Joutsen (Swan of Finland). The ﬁrst Swan was launched on 16 July 1967.Since 1998, Leonardo Ferragamo and a group of investors have been controlling and managed Nautor’s Swan. This management has evolved the brand by continuing to push forward a whirlwind of innovations and changes that firmly place the Swan yachts at the forefront of the international sailing world. Today Nautor’s Swan is globally recognised as the producer of exquisitely crafted yachts, capable of offering the perfect balance of style and performance.
April 9, 2020
This month the 23.5-meter sailing yacht Pelagic 77 left the canopy at KM YachtBuilders in the Netherlands, where there were installed the keel and rudders. The boat has now moved to the outfitting shed. The representative of Pelagic Yachts Skip Novak and Jordi Griso also took part in the construction. Tony Castro (design) described yacht as "an evolution of the 22.5-metre Pelagic Autralis". The aluminium work is now complete and the interior is underway in the Dutch yard's joinery department. The next stage will include the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems installed before interior outfitting takes place. Expeditionary ship Pelagic 77 is designed for expeditions in high latitudes. This implies an enhanced autonomy, ease of handling of sailing areas and simple technical systems that a crew can operate without any special assistance.Key features include a large pilothouse and a comfortable seating area, as well as a stern galley, which makes up most of the guest areas. The interior is made in bright colours and consists of six double cabins located in front of the wheelhouse, with two heads and shower cabins, divided between them.A yacht with a beam of 6.2 meters is expected to be delivered at the end of 2020.
April 8, 2020
Turkish builder, Alia Yachts, has presented its fully custom 135-foot (41.30-meter) superyacht, Rüya, designed inside and out by Sorgiovanni Designs.Rüya— which means ‘Dream’ in Turkish— is a high volume tri-deck motoryacht built in composite to Lloyd Register with a Gross Tonnage of 499 GT.Launched in July 2015, Rüya is a triumphant example of a pure custom creation. She demonstrates how a truly capacious yacht can be designed and built to grace the ocean with the timeless elegance of a far leaner vessel.Commissioned by experienced owners seeking a fully custom-built, go-anywhere superyacht, Rüya is a 499 GT Lloyd’s Register classed composite construction. Her clean, flowing lines flatter the tri-deck configuration, emphasising her length.The well-protected bridge and the open main-deck seating areas are further complemented with a fabulous 93 m² sundeck with full bar and a 10-person Jacuzzi. To fulfill the owner’s brief for a yacht that would facilitate relaxed living, the interior design is very much that of a luxe beach resort in the tropics.Exotic woods, bamboo and other natural materials create a sumptuous, tactile appeal, and a casual ambiance that belies the design discipline at work in this exceptional yacht.
April 8, 2020