Leading UK builder Sunseeker has announced the launch of Sunseeker’s Superyacht Division, a distinctive range of yachts from 101ft – 161ft. This announcement is part of a major new product development plan for Sunseeker International which will see the entire range doubling in size to 22 models during the next three years.
Officially launched at the Monaco Yacht Show, the new division, strengthens Sunseeker’s positions in the superyacht category having already delivered 137 yachts over 100ft since 2000. The majority of these will continue to be built in GRP while some superyachts will be built in aluminium.
As it was earlier announced, Sunseeker will partner with two shipyards, Pendennis and ICON Yachts, in order to achieve the goals, initially for two models within the range. Still, the vessels will be designed predominantly in-house.
The new 133 Yacht hull will be built in GRP by Sunseeker before transferring to Pendennis for completion; while the new 161 Yacht, built in aluminium, will be entirely constructed by ICON in Harlingen, Holland.
Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker commented:
The launch of the new Superyacht Division signals a new chapter for the company and an important milestone in the history of the brand. Our customers now have more flexibility and the ability to grow through the range from 38’ to 161’, unprecedented for a single brand. We have demonstrated our ability to develop products that customers desire since the launch of our first superyacht in 2000.
Andrea Frabetti took over as Sunseeker International CEO in June 2019, following the resignation of Christian Marti. In his new role, he has accelerated a substantial new product development plan which will see the company investing £60 million CAPEX over the next 3 years.
Meanwhile, the first Sunseeker 161, the brand’s new flagship, has been recently confirmed sold. Delivery will take place in September 2022. In the meantime, discussions are ongoing for confirmation of hulls number two and three.
The tri-deck model weighing in at <500 GT follows the iconic Sunseeker exterior lines. Her interior can be styled to each owner’s taste via ‘Bespoke’ service. The yacht comes with a plunge pool on the main deck, as well as the generous beach club.
The Sunseeker 161 Yacht sees ten guests accommodated in five cabins in the standard guest configuration, with scope for up to 12 guests dependent upon the chosen general arrangement.
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June 2, 2020
Welcome aboard the 90m luxury yacht, built by Oceanco, and delivered in 2019. DreAMBoat was designed by Espen Oeino with Azure Naval Architects developing the naval architecture. Her A-class interior design was created by Terence Disdale.After delivering last year, the yacht was bought by Arthur Blank, when fairing and outfitting were underway. Timing had been an important factor because he wanted DreAMBoat to be ready for the summer. Arthur requested more than 100 little edits, but the only major change was the addition of a VIP suite on the owner’s deck.Arthur Blank is known as co-founder of Home Depot. His businesses include the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC. Arthur’s net worth is estimated at US$ 5.6 billion. He is said to own shares of home depot representing a value of more than US$ 3 billion. Also, the owner of DreAMBoat is an active philanthropist through his Arthur M Blank Family Foundation.The desks of DreAMBoat are connected by the glass elevator, which is located at the main deck lobby.The main saloon has many cozy zones which can be used for different purposes.The upper saloon could be used for movie nights featuring a drop-down screen. DreAMBoat has two pools: a spa pool on the sun deck and a 6m x 3.1m swimming pool on the main deck aft.The upper deck dining room can be opened up to the aft deck.Eighteen persons can accommodate the main deck dining area.The wheelhouse sits on the bridge deck, the spa is tucked away behind it.The yacht can accommodate 22 guests and 27 crew members. The six guest cabins are held in a warm-toned, additionally, there is an owner's area on the upper deck, with a children's cabin and another VIP owner's suite.
June 2, 2020
Royal Huisman showcases a new lightweight 46m high-performance cruiser sloop: “Nauta Reichel Pugh 151”. Nauta Design produced the exterior and interior styling, Reichel/Pugh for the yacht’s naval architecture, Rondal did carbon Panamax rig, and Royal Huisman provided their most-qualified engineering and construction skills for the optimal end result. Royal Huisman Project 405’s lightweight aluminium and carbon composite construction will present formidable competition to existing carbon yachts, whilst combining comfort with the low sound levels of aluminium yachts.The team worked with “intelligent lock-down” measures implemented in the Netherlands since mid-March 2020 and promptly adopted by Royal Huisman. These measures allow the shipyard team to continue working in strict observance of the regulations, such as the continuous monitoring of its workers’ health situation and etc.According to Jan Timmerman, CEO Royal Huisman: “It is truly an honour to work with the owners and this great expert team of designers to realize their lightweight superyacht. The team of Royal Huisman is proud that the owners and their team have selected us for this innovative lightweight construction which was cleverly developed by our in-house R&D team, backed up with over 55 years of experience with aluminium construction. This latest superyacht order confirms Royal Huisman’s adage “If you can DREAM it, we can BUILD it!”Royal Huisman Project 405 is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.
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May 28, 2020