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Majesty 175 The World’s Largest Composite Yacht From Gulf Craft

November 27, 2020

Gulf Craft Reference.

Gulf Craft launches the World’s largest composite yacht Majesty 175 in production today at the length 54 meters and a beam of 9.6 meters.

The announcement of the project was at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016.

The yacht’s interior and exterior lines were penned by Cristiano Gatto of Cristiano Gatto Design Studio based in Italy, while the naval architecture was provided by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio, who was also responsible for the hull of the shipyard’s Majesty 155.

With a gross tonnage of 780, the Majesty 175 offers accommodations for 14 guests in 7 spacious staterooms. The owner’s suite is situated forward of the upper deck allowing dual side access to a 5-meter-long pool with a unique swim-stream feature.  There are 6 large crew cabins as well as a private captain accommodation.

Being built to MCA regulations (for yachts above 500GT) and using advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber and vinylester, this yacht sets new standards for innovation and technology in the yachting industry.  This material advancement allows her to cruise through low draft areas, such as the Caribbean Ocean, drawing only 2.25 meters of water.

She is propelled by two fixed pitch six-blade propellers and is powered by twin heavy duty MTU engines 12V 4000 M63 developing 1500kW each. Her onboard electrical supply comes from a pair of 175 kW Kohler generators and is equipped with two pairs of TRAC fin stabilizers. On completion, the yacht will have a full speed of 16.5 knots. At a cruising speed of 10 knots, she has a range of 4,000 nm, making her a transoceanic vessel. All safety equipment required for a yacht over 500GT has been installed. This includes a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator.

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Numarine expands yacht range with 78HTS Sportfly

May 10, 2017

Turkish yard Numarine has announced the newest addition to its range, the Numarine 78HTS Sportfly. An evolution of the popular Numarine 78HT, this 24 metre yacht boasts a redesigned superyacht sundeck, complete with a central helm station and four reclining sunpads.

The aggressive exterior styling features cutaway bulwarks to allow more light into the main deck saloon, which is geared around socialising.

Accommodation is for eight guests split between four lower deck en-suite cabins, including a full-beam owner’s cabin with its own walk-in shower. Key features include a split foredeck seating area, which is ideal for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the view when cruising at speed.

Cutting edge technology on board the Numarine 78HTS Sportfly includes a smart energy management system that allows the yacht to operate silently at anchor all day with only a brief use of the generators to recharge at midday.
The redesigned sundeck sets the 78 HTS Sportfly apart from the rest of the range

Noise insulation has also been thoroughly thought through and the result is a reading of just 66DB in the lower deck area when cruising. Power comes from a pair of 1,550hp MAN V8 engines for a top speed of 38 knots and a maximum cruising range of up to 400 nautical miles at 28 knots.

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Ferretti Group leads tributes to Carlo Riva (1922-2017)

April 11, 2017

One of the yachting industry’s most renowned entrepreneurs, Carlo Riva died peacefully on (April 10) in his hometown of Sarnico.

Alberto Galassi, chief executive officer at parent company Ferretti Group, led the tributes, saying: “The world has lost a brilliant creator of boats, a master of style, [and] a giant in Italy’s industrial and business history.”

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Carlo Riva was the man behind such legendary speedboats as the Aquarama and the Tritone
Born on February 24, 1922, Carlo Riva followed in the footsteps of his father Serafino, his grandfather Ernesto and his great-grandfather Pietro when he joined the family business at a young age. The newest member of the Riva dynasty went on to lead the company into an unprecedented golden era.

One of the earliest examples of a Carlo Riva-era speedboat was the Riva Ariston. He described it as “strong and pure, like a thoroughbred horse”.

Legendary models such as the Riva Florida, the Riva Tritone and the Riva Sebino were also launched under his tenure, culminating with the 1962 debut of the Riva Aquarama, which has come be to considered as one of the true icons of yachting.

Now part of the Ferretti Group, the Riva brand has grown to encompass everything from sporty 12 metre tenders to 50 metre steel and aluminium superyachts.

His values and ideas still influence the company today, as Galassi added: “Carlo Riva’s boats will always be a source of inspiration to all of us who feel a strong sense of responsibility for taking this leading brand forward into the future. Farewell Mr Riva, and enjoy the sea in your last voyage towards the horizon.”

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First Ferretti 920 Yacht Under Construction

March 6, 2017

Ferretti Group has revealed more details of this forthcoming maxi flybridge yacht.

Developed in collaboration with Zuccon International Project and due to be officially unveiled in September, this 28.49 metre fast planing yacht is being built from a GRP hull and superstructure to RINA classification.

Key features include a raised bow design that allows for a wider main-deck owner’s cabin, as well as adding to the imposing and aggressive appearance of the yacht on the water.

Ferretti Group adds that the foredeck seating area on the 920 is the largest it has ever created for a yacht of this size, with two sofas, a coffee table and removable sun shades.

Moving aft and the swim platform will be fitted with a submersible hatch, which allows for easier tender launches and creates a beach club area when the smaller vessel is deployed.

The cockpit will be made available in a choice of two layouts, with owners able to choose between a chaiselongue or a sofa in this area. The flexible superyacht sundeck includes freestanding furniture and a choice of convertible Bimini options, from variable louvres to tinted glass.

Interior décor will be reminiscent of the recently launched Ferretti 850 series — recessed ceiling light and panoramic windows will create the impression of a floating penthouse. Accommodation is for 8-10 guests with a choice of two lower-deck layouts, while the crew quarters allow for a staff of up to five people.

Power will come from a pair of MTU diesel engines — those who choose the most powerful twin 2,435hp set-up will be table to enjoy a sporty top speed of 30 knots. Other optional extras include zero-speed fins stabilisers or the Seakeeper stabilisation system.

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The First Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht

February 18, 2017

Hatteras the American boatbuilder announced at Yachts Miami Beach boat show that the construction of the first Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht is proceeding on schedule ahead of a planned summer launch.

The 90 Motor Yacht has a flush main deck with a flexible interior arrangement. The standard layout places the galley forward along with a casual seating and dining area, while the formal dining table and salon lie aft. An optional arrangement can move the galley amidships and the dining table aft, creating a saloon forward. The galley will also incorporate a dimmable glass skylight that measures five meters by three meters and will enhance the feeling of height and light.

The main deck windows are large and frameless, maximizing views and the Hatteras design team has also created optional fold-out balconies for the main deck that are incorporated into the bulwarks.

The lower-deck has accommodation for eight guest in four staterooms.
On deck there is large aft deck settee and dining table. The foredeck also holds a settee, cocktail table and a large sun pad — an optional layout includes fore and aft-facing benches served by a table.

Hatteras adds that it plans to exhibit the first 90 Motor Yacht at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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Lexus has unveiled its new premium performance yacht concept

January 23, 2017

Lexus the Japanese luxury car manufacturer has unveiled its new premium performance yacht concept!

Each piece is a single, massive structure made from hand-laid Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP).

The concept is powered by twin 5.0-litre V8 petrol engines, based on the high-performance unit featured in the Lexus RC F coupe, GS F sport saloon and the new LC 500 luxury coupe.

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Each engine produces more than 440bhp/328kW, driving the yacht at speeds up to 43 knots through a pair of hydraulically controlled inboard/outboard stern drives.

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A bow-thruster with joystick control aids with docking.

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ALBWARDY DAMEN FUJAIRAH CELEBRATES 5 YEARS FREE OF LOST TIME INCIDENTS

January 13, 2017

The 5 years of LTI free operations was marked by a small ceremony at the Fujairah
“Safety is always our number one priority and will remain so, in whatever circumstances we are operating. The fact that we have achieved this result over the last 5 years is in no small part due to the diligence and commitment of our employees who make a crucial contribution to the safety performance of our company. The fact that, together, we have accomplished this during what are very challenging conditions for the offshore industry, is a clear demonstration of our commitment to safety,” Mr Seistrup said.

The yard, which is based in the Port of Fujairah, supports clients with both workshop and afloat repairs. It employs around 150 personnel, undertaking numerous projects each year. Its scope of work covers hull and deck steel repairs, including pipework, hydro-blasting and painting and mechanical works such as engine overhaul, hydraulic and electrical works.

Albwardy Damen provides shipbuilding, repair and diving services to the marine oil and gas related industries in the Middle East. With a total workforce of 1100 personnel, comprising 26 different nationalities, the venture operates in three UAE locations: Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah. Albwardy Damen is certified by LRQA to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 as well as API.

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Lürssen Project Jupiter 123m on Sea Trials

January 7, 2017

Jupiter has been left Lürssen shipyard ahead of her upcoming sea trials. The footage below was captured by local yacht spotter DiFoo Productions and shows fleeting glimpses of her March & White interiors.

This highly secretive project features in-house naval architecture and exterior styling by British studio H2 Yacht Design. The flowing lines blur the boundaries between the upper four decks and create a dynamic look.

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Ferretti Group wins at the “Boat Builder Awards for business achievement” 2016

December 18, 2016

The Submersible Hatch system, first implemented on the new Ferretti Yachts 850, was recognized as best in category for Innovative On Board Design Solution.

The strong efforts in Research & Development allowed Ferretti Group to defeat its competitors once again, conquering a new prestigious prize to add to its important history.

The Group won the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in the Innovative On Board Design Solution category, one of the eight competing areas of the prestigious event organized by METSTRADE and IBI (International Boating Industry) magazine. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam last Wednesday evening, during the Marine Equipment Trade Show.

The prize, sponsored by FUSION, a leading company in the production of stereo systems, speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers designed specifically for the marine use, recognized Ferretti Group for its new float-in garage and stern opening system developed in collaboration with H + B Technics. The Submersible Hatch can be found on the new Ferretti Yachts 850. It allows the stern garage door to open and tilt down onto the beach area, creating a larger beach club at water level. Once the door is over the platform, it automatically aligns and then lowers diagonally under the water together with the central part of the platform. In this way, the garage is flooded to launch the tender and jet-ski. The platform can then be submerged to various depths, allowing guests to prepare for sea activities or simply relax in the water.

This successful solution not only enhances the owners’ enjoyment of their boats but presents outstanding engineering and design elements. It has been registered as a patent of the Ferretti Group and will be featured on future model, starting with the new Riva 100’ Corsaro.

This approach made it possible to implement several other technologically advanced and patented solutions, such as the Convertible Top on Riva 88’ Florida and 76’ Bahamas and the Dual Mode Transom (DMT) system, installed on board all the latest Custom Line maxi yacht.

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DAMEN ANCHOR & CHAIN FACTORY REFURBISHES GIANT LIFTING HOOKS FOR TATA STEEL!

December 9, 2016

Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF), based at Schiedam in the Netherlands, has completed the refurbishment of 12 giant lifting hooks for Tata Steel in IJmuiden. Each hook has a lifting capacity of either 225 or 240 tonnes and they are used to lift the enormous bowls (known as ‘ladles’) than carry and pour out molten iron and steel in steel foundries. AKF is one of the few companies in the world capable of doing this work. Its ISO 3834 welding certification demonstrates its ability to undertake such high precision work as well as manually weld towing chain up to 95mm in diameter.

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Feadship launches 96m superyacht

November 30, 2016

The Feadship fleet is growing, with the Dutch yard today, launching its third largest superyacht so far, the 96.55 metre Project Vertigo.

Accommodation on board is for 18 guests and 32 crew, including a master suite, two VIP cabins, four double cabins and two convertible rooms. The main-deck owner’s cabin features 180-degree views out to sea and a three metre high skylight directly above the double bed.

Styled inside and out by British design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon.
The full displacement steel hull supports an aluminium superstructure and four teak decks.

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Benetti FB264 won the World Yacht Trophies Award 2016

November 14, 2016

The 64 meter Benetti FB264 won the World Yacht Trophies Award 2016, in the category Best Layout.
One of the most important award in the industry, organized every year by Yacht France magazine, celebrates the uniqueness and beauty of this superyacht, result of Benetti’s partnership with FM – Architettura d’Interni -, the Italian firm of architects specialised in tailor made luxury projects.

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Perini Navi unveils plans for new 47m sailing yacht

November 14, 2016

This new 47m sailing yacht has been conceived by Perini Navi’s experienced team of inhouse designers. Performance and innovation are at the heart of the new evolution 47m with its sleek hull lines and impressive sail plan (2,315 sqm), powered by Perini Navi’s proprietary captive reel winches and furling systems.

The sailing experience of the 47m is further accentuated by Perini Navi’s patented fly-by-wire steering system, which boasts twin rudders and ensures tactile feedback for an unprecedented experience at the helm. While the revolutionary concept keel design offers further improved performance and draught options of 3.9m and 9.5m.

Notably, the elegant profile of the new 47m with low sill lines, provides unobstructed 360 degree views of the horizon from the aft cockpit, main salon and bridge. With an expanse of close to 20m from the transom to the bridge- of living space all on one level – the Perini Navi 47m sloop provides the unparalleled comfort and options for guests for which the brand is revered.

In total, there are 142 sqm of exterior living space on the Perini Navi 47m to be enjoyed by guests. The flush teak foredeck not only houses the yacht’s main tender, but also offers a third outdoor living area which has an optional awning, in addition to the expansive flybridge and beach club aft.

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016

November 2, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 3-Nov 7, 2016. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. This is exactly where you want to be.

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VOLVO PENTA New D8 Engine

November 2, 2016

New D8 engine for IPS and Inboard

For those who enjoy performance, 2017 sees the launch of the new D8-550 and D8-600 engines for Inboard and the new D8-IPS700 and D8-IPS800 for the IPS range – whichever propulsion system you choose, both offer more power together with lower noise and optimized fuel consumption. Available for diesel inboard and twin or triple IPS installations.

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