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September 2014

YachtFocus In this issue: Yachts under the microscope Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MoU, tells owners everything they need to know about vessel inspections Spain’s got talent A series of Mediterrannean-based projects for owners seeking refits, conversions – and a handy berth Green yachts Hybrids and carbon efficiency are changing the shape of yacht design


September 2014

About Lloyd’s Register Lloyd’s Register is a leading provider of marine classification services around the world. We help ensure that internationally recognised safety and environmental standards are met at every stage of a ship’s or yacht’s life. We understand the sophisticated requirements of the yacht market. We have the technical insight and experience to help owners and their representatives, operators, designers and builders everywhere to improve performance and achieve their goals.

Contents Yachts under the microscope

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Spain’s got talent

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Yacht Focus is the journal for Lloyd’s Register marine clients and staff, delivering news and analysis on our global activities. You can follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and on our website www.lr.org/yachts

Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MoU, tells owners everything they need to know about vessel inspections

A series of Mediterrannean-based projects for owners seeking refits, conversions – and a handy berth

Green yachts Hybrids and carbon efficiency are changing the shape of yacht design

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The Yacht Focus team is: Editor: Christopher Browne E chris.browne@lr.org T +44 (0)2380 249604 Design and production: Clever Clogs Creative

Yacht Focus is produced by Marine Communications. Care is taken to ensure the information it contains is accurate and up to date. However Lloyd’s Register accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies in, or changes to, such information.

01 Comment and top tips for owners 02 News and events Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MoU, talks 04 exclusively to Yacht Focus

08 Spanish flair attracts the latest superyacht technology 12 Why more owners are opting for the green approach

Cover image shows the Holland Jachtbouw-built Rainbow. The 40-metre-long vessel, which is classed by Lloyd’s Register, is one of the world’s first hybrid sailing yachts

Printed on Lumi Silk from the Robert Horne Group. Produced at an EMAS registered mill that has been awarded the ISO14001 certificate for environmental management. The pulp is bleached using an elemental chlorine-free (ECF) process. Lumi Silk is fully recyclable and biodegradable, it is an FSC product group from well-managed forests and other controlled sources.

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Comment The sheer pace of innovation and technical change in the yacht industry makes it one of the most fascinating and technically challenging sectors in global shipping. Classification societies like Lloyd’s Register (LR) are always at the sharp end of having to decide whether novel or alternative designs and solutions are acceptable, drawing a fine line between flexibility to allow for innovation and rigidity to ensure the boundaries of quality and safety are not compromised. At LR we have to be tough on safety yet flexible with solutions. For the sake of global jurisprudence in technical consistency, LR’s Yacht Focus Group and Rule Knowledge Management Team have developed a yacht technical database – a central repository for capturing, storing and distributing technical queries and answers and Rule interpretations.

This significant project will allow LR’s client-facing and design support offices and on-site surveyors to have immediate access to any technical queries that arise, enhancing our consistency across the industry, improving the flow of knowledge and enabling knowledge transfer globally. The next step is to work with the yacht industry on a database that is accessible to the whole sector, improving transparency and ensuring a level playing field in this ever-evolving industry. In the words of the naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest species that will survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change.” For more information please contact engeljan.deboer@lr.org.

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How to keep your vessel in class Here are some online links and topics of interest to help yachtowners and operators remain in class A yacht must conform to the standards required by Lloyd’s Register’s rules and undergo periodical surveys if it is to be classed and its class maintained. To keep pace with changes in technology, market trends and new legislation, LR is dedicated to an ongoing programme of research and development to enhance existing technical standards and publish new rules every July. The latest revision of these rules and regulations has just been released and contains a number of amendments which can be seen here: www.lr.org/SSCInfo. The new rules are available for download here: www.lr.org/SSCRules.

Other changes that will interest owners, shipyards and designers alike are included in an article on hybrid propulsion: www.lr.org/HybridPropulsionArticle; and a blog on new composite rules for lighter, faster and more fuel efficient yachts by LR’s Ranko Petkovic: www.lr.org/CompositeRulesBlog Meanwhile you can follow us on Twitter @LR_Marine Facebook www.facebook.com/LloydsRegister LinkedIn search for ‘Lloyd’s Register Marine’

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News LR holds seminar for yacht captains Lloyd’s Register held its first Yacht Captain Class seminar in Nice in April this year. Chaired by Engeljan de Boer, head of LR’s Yacht Focus Group, and Scott Kennedy, Marine Surveyor in Charge for France, the seminar allowed captains to meet focus group members and join in a series of presentations and workshops. The real benefit of the seminar is that it allows LR clients to raise issues they encounter within the yachting sector and how we can help to resolve them. The first presentation, which was led by de Boer, featured issues linked to risk management. The second which was a dual presentation between LR and the Cayman Islands Registry focused on survey matters. The presentations were followed by an interactive workshop where several critical questions were posed to attendees. The seminar ended with a networking

cocktail hour where clients and LR members could mingle and discuss topics of the moment. “The audience positively received this first seminar and from the general feedback it has been concluded that clients want to participate in such events more often,” said de Boer. The seminar was followed the next day by a meeting of the LR Yacht Focus Group to discuss questions raised during the seminar and other topics. During the meeting it was decided to hold the event again next year. For more information, please contact Svetlana Dimitrova svetlana.dimitrova@lr.org

Sailing yacht celebrates her 100th birthday 2 A sailing yacht called Sumurun built in 1914 and classed by Lloyd’s Register has just celebrated her 100th birthday at a special ceremony at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

Sumurun was built by the Scottish shipbuilder William Fife & Son as a gift from an English aristrocrat to her husband. Originally designed as a fast cruiser, she has competed in many ocean races since the 1920s and won a number of honours including the 1989 and 2002 Antigua Classic Yacht Regattas. Perhaps the most fitting tribute to the yacht’s remarkable longevity was an article in the Yachtsman magazine of 1914 which said: “So perfectly has she

Recent images of Sumurun

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been put together that she looked as if she should, bar accidents, wear for, well, say a hundred years.” At the ceremony in New York, Sumurun’s owner Armin Fischer was presented with a special Certificate of Appreciation by Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Director Tom Boardley. Vic Rakowski, LR’s New York-based Principal Surveyor in Charge, commented: “This centennial event …. provides us with a unique opportunity to appreciate owner dedication to excellent upkeeping of the vessel and to remind [the] marine community of Lloyd’s Register’s proud heritage of … professional service and commitment to marine safety in the past, the present and the future.”


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Yacht conversion wins World Superyacht Award The conversion of superyacht Enigma XK from a British government-owned fisheries protection vessel designed for service in the roughest North Atlantic seas, into a comfortable and capable expedition yacht won the best yacht conversion category at the World Superyacht Awards. Built by Atlantic Refit Centre in La Rochelle, France, and masterminded by naval architect Philippe Briand, the 71-metre-long yacht was classed by Lloyd’s Register. The judges said the new design reflected the vessel’s original looks while adding significant new elements to the vessel’s superstructure and interior.

An industry first as PYC superyacht sets sail Dutch yacht builder Oceanco delivered the industry’s first full PYC (Passenger Yacht Code) compliant superyacht Equanimity in June this year. The LR-classed yacht, whose name originates from the Latin words ‘aequus’ meaning balanced and ‘animus’ meaning spirit or internal state, is 91.5 metres long with a 14.5m beam and a breathtakingly beautiful interior by designer Andrew Winch. Engeljan de Boer, LR’s Yacht Segment Manager, said: “In line with our aim of becoming maritime innovators, a new era of technology and luxury has been reached with the delivery of this unique, explorer-type motor yacht built in compliance with the new PYC and LR rules. I would like to express my sincere thanks for the co-operation and perseverance of Oceanco’s building team at their Netherlands-based Alblasserdam yard and the Cayman Islands flag for completing such an innovative project that needed a steep learning curve from the outset.”

FASCINATING FACTS T he word ‘yacht’ stems from the 17th-century Dutch word ‘jacht’ which means to hunt or chase. It was used to describe the light, fast sailing vessels used by the Dutch Navy to hunt pirates and other transgressors in the shallow seas surrounding the Low Countries.

L loyd’s Register classes 75 of the top 100 largest yachts in the world, according to January 2014 figures from Superyacht UK.

LR’s links with the yachting industry go back 134 years to 1870 when we first published a set of rules and regulations for the construction of iron vessels including sailing ships. Shortly afterwards we classed the iron sailing ship Lizzie Leslie which was the first vessel to receive the LR notation 100A1 – the 100 referring to its iron structure. Then in 1878 we published the first Register of Yachts.

L loyd’s Register has trained 137,000 crew members and other maritime personnel since 2005 which is precisely the same figure as the population of Monaco!

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Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MoU talks exclusively to Yacht Focus

Top performer Lloyd’s Register was the top-performing recognised organisation (RO) at the Paris MoU (memorandum of understanding), the body responsible for inspections in the European port state control (PSC) area, in the three year period from 2011 to 2013.

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This means inspections carried out by LR on classed ships or yachts were better than those by any other RO in the mainly European area covered by the Paris MoU which is one of nine international organisations set up to supervise the inspection of yachts and other types of vessel at port state control. What is port state control? PSC inspections verify the competency of a vessel’s master and officers, make sure its structure and equipment comply with the main international conventions – SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW etc. – and ensure it is manned and operated in compliance with relevant international law. From 2011 to 2013, 11,405 inspections were carried out on LR classed ships and yachts and 10 vessels were detained for what are referred to as class-related factors. After the Costa Concordia tragedy in 2012, the Paris MoU focused on passenger ship safety and brought private yachts that are under charter or engaged in trade under the PSC remit.

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What advice would you offer yachtowners and operators preparing their vessels for MoU inspections? Familiarise yourself with PSC procedures and be prepared for an inspection. Most information can be found on the Paris MoU website (www.parismou.org) . For a commercial yacht an inspection can be an initial inspection or a more detailed inspection. Every inspection starts with a check of required certificates and documentation. The inspection continues with spot checks of several areas on board. The bridge, decks, accommodation and engine room are always included. When deficiencies are found in one area, the inspection may broaden and deepen. This means that areas where deficiencies were found will be inspected more deeply and other areas can also be inspected. This is a more detailed inspection and will also include at least one operational drill, such as man-overboard or fire drill. In operational drills the communication between key persons is of vital importance. If instructions from the captain are not understood this can be a ground for detaining the ship. The PSC pocket checklists (www.lr.org/psc) issued by Lloyd’s Register can be very helpful for a captain preparing for an inspection. I can recommend in particular the Maritime Labour Convention checklist or the app for those who are not fully familiar with the new requirements for working and living conditions.  ow does an MoU inspection of a yacht differ from H other types of vessel? The principles of all PSC inspections are the same for every ship type. For each ship type the Port State Control Officer (PSCO) should take the specific circumstances into account. For a yacht these will differ from a bulk carrier or oil tanker. In their own way yachts are special because they are much smaller than cargo ships or passenger ships. Also the amount of luxury on board a yacht is in sharp contrast to our ‘regular’ ships. Taking this into account, it will also require some special skills from our PSCOs to communicate and interact with the crew. My first lesson boarding a yacht was: “Take off your shoes.”


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“My first lesson boarding a yacht was: Take off your shoes.”

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Richard Schiferli

Richard Schiferli: biography Richard Schiferli was born the son of a naval officer in the Dutch naval port of Den Helder. After graduating from Dan Helder’s merchant navy academy, Richard served in a number of deck officer roles on Holland America Line passenger ships.

In 1997, Richard was appointed Head of the Paris MoU secretariat and his responsibilities include the effective operation of the agreement between member states, the training of Port State Control Officers and the general exchange of information.

Two years after gaining his master’s certificate in 1982, he came ashore as a surveyor with the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate. He then spent several years in the policy department of the former Directorate General for Shipping and Maritime Affairs before joining the international secretariat of the Paris MoU as Deputy Secretary in 1989.

Richard is also responsible for representing the MoU at meetings of the IMO and ILO, and relations with flag States, recognised organisations, classification societies, industry organisations, the media and the general public.

“It was very small in those days with two full-time and one part-time member of staff,” he says. Staff numbers at the MoU have since risen to eight while national membership has grown from 14 countries to 27.

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Yacht Focus 2014

From 2011, yachts visiting ports can be inspected by Port State Control

6 What makes yachts different from other ship types is their specific purpose and luxury on board. In that respect they are similar to cruise ships, which are also subject to PSC. What makes them the same is that they need to comply with the same international requirements. They have to be safe for passengers and crew, friendly for the environment and meet requirements for the working and living conditions of the seafarers.  hat MoU inspection campaigns are currently W being planned? In 2014 there will be a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on hours of rest in accordance with Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). The results for yachts would be interesting, in particular during charter periods. The STCW requirements also apply on commercial yachts and checks will be made on postings of watch schedules, minimum manning, daily hours of rest for watchkeepers, as well as other checklist items. This campaign will start this month (September) and last for three months. One month before the questionnaire will be posted on the Paris MoU website (www.parismou.org), so the captain should be aware of what will be asked. The only yachts that will be inspected are those that are due for an inspection in accordance with the regular targeting scheme.

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How do you view Lloyd’s Register’s role as a recognised organisation (RO) and our relationship with the Paris MoU? There is a good working relationship between LR and the Paris MoU. With some classification societies we have periodic meetings to discuss PSC and where to seek improvements. LR has been one of the best recognised organisations (ROs) on our performance list. The RO is often issuing the statutory certificates on behalf of the flag State. From a safety perspective their role is very important, also to make the crew aware of international requirements.

“Expired certificates or overdue surveys will most likely result in a detention, which you cannot afford when there are guests on board.”


How LR can help yachtowners and captains Under the terms of the MARPOL convention, every yacht weighing 400 grt or more can face a PSC inspection even if the vessel is privately registered. So if you are a yachtowner or captain and need any support or advice, please contact your local Lloyd’s Register office. Here are some of the services we can provide:

Are there any other ideas or issues you would like to comment upon please?

PSC and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) pocket checklists and aps

Raising queries with your local PSC office including during annual surveys

Arranging a Lloyd’s Register training course specially tailored to the yacht industry which can be delivered on board the vessel with the captain and crew

Running annual captains’ seminars

LR surveyors can attend onboard during PSC inspections if invited by the captain or officers

For more information, please contact Scott Kennedy, LR’s Senior Marine Representative, on +33 (0) 491 910 044 or scott.kennedy@lr.org

It wasn’t until two years ago that I became more familiar with the yachting industry. When our new inspection regime entered into force yachts also ‘surfaced’ in our information system. The yachting industry was concerned at first that Port State Control was extended to commercial yachts. In a dialogue between flag states, industry and port states the issues were discussed and misunderstandings cleared up. The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) in particular has been very helpful in making their members aware of what was required. On our side we have accommodated the yachting industry in scheduling a PSC inspection at a convenient time. And I am glad to say that it is working in practice. Last year I visited the Monaco Yacht Show to give a presentation for the PYA members. For me it was also an opportunity to learn how the yachting industry is working and how Port State Control can contribute to increased safety where possible.

LR’s Scott Kennedy

Most deficiencies found over the past year, some of which resulted in a detention, could have been avoided by the captain. In many cases the captain was not fully familiar with the safety management on board. Documentation and record keeping are his responsibilities. Expired certificates or overdue surveys will most likely result in a detention, which you cannot afford when there are guests on board.

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Spanish flair attracts the latest superyacht technology A team of Lloyd’s Register surveyors is supporting a series of hi-tech projects to extend and, in some cases, transform the region’s berthing, maintenance, refitting and conversion facilities for yachts and superyachts

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Spain’s got talent

9 Yachts berthed at Barcelona’s MB 92 marina

Majorca and the Balearics With its secluded bays, white sandy beaches and azure seas, Spain and the Balearic Islands is one of the world’s most visited destinations for yachtowners, managers, charterers and yachting enthusiasts. In just a few short years Majorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, has become one of the global meccas of the yachting industry. “The island’s unique sea and coastal landscape coupled with its traditional, high performance standards of yacht servicing have made it perhaps the most in-demand place for berthing, chartering and yacht maintenance,” Israel Chouzas, LR’s Barcelona-based Marine Team Leader for Spain, told Yacht Focus. LR surveyors are actively involved in supporting the island’s yacht fleet and the upkeep and maintenance of its vessels, which range in size from 500 gt sailing boats to 2,000 gt megayachts. Conveniently, Majorca’s two main dry dock facilities, Astilleros de Mallorca and STP, are strategically located in the capital city, Palma. Here vessels are hauled out of the water for hull inspections, repairs, servicing and major refits. The island has a large and growing network of companies that specialise in everything from basic

maintenance surveys to large refitting works, including engineering, carpentry, painting, electrics, electronics, hull and machinery repairs and major conversion projects. “Lloyd’s Register’s own service suppliers are available to carry out thickness measurement, in-water surveys and radio survey services,” said Chouzas. “There is also a large group of companies that are certified for steel welding, safety equipment maintenance and the other key activities involved in class supervision. “Lloyd’s Register works closely with owners’ representatives and suppliers to offer a high standard of service on surveys, class rules and statutory requirement applications. We also offer a local service for small recreational vessels through Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) yacht services and our Consulting service for non-classed vessels,” he said. As a recognised organisation (RO) LR works closely with the main flag registries and administrations. “LR’s field surveyors are in direct communication with Lloyd’s Register’s main Design Support Offices based throughout Europe and we are able to provide prompt plan approval solutions,” said Chouzas.

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Spain’s main berths and marinas

Barcelona’s MB 92 has a major refit

The Spanish yacht industry’s other main centre of operations is Barcelona.

The exciting and sophisticated Spanish city of Barcelona has one of Europe’s leading service, repair and refit yards for yachts and superyachts. Handily located in the centre of the city with all its tourist attractions, restaurants and fine architecture, Marina Barcelona 92 (MB 92) is a hi-tech shipyard with a comprehensive range of facilities for the upkeep of yachts of all sizes.

Spain’s second city has one of Europe’s leading repair and refit shipyards, MB 92 (see profile later in this article), where LR carries out periodical inspections, repairs and refits on up to 60 yachts a year. The city’s two main superyacht ports are Port Vell (www.portvell.com) and Port Forum (www.portforum.com). Port Vell, which is very close to the city centre, can accommodate vessels of up to 80 metres and is currently being transformed into a megayacht port for yachts of up to 120 metres. Port Forum (www.portforum.com) lies five kilometres from the city centre. Another important Spanish megayacht port is Port Tarraco (www.porttarraco.com) in Tarragona, 105 kilometres south of Barcelona, which has berthing for yachts of up to 160 metres. While farther up the Spanish coast are two more yacht slipways at Arenis de Mar and Rosas, Girona.

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“Megayacht berthing in the Barcelona area is being continuously improved and all the main yacht clubs are extending their ranges of services and developing their marinas. LR is mainly involved in classification and statutory surveys in and around Barcelona, including yacht repairs and refits at MB 92. Most of the refits we support are for accommodation areas and yacht upgrades in all aspects of engine and passenger areas. There is also growing awareness in the industry of LR’s Consultancy services,” said Manuel Alonso, LR’s Marine Team Leader for Spain.

Bird’s eye view of Barcelona Marina 92 (MB 92)

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A strategic stop-off point for vessels travelling between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, MB 92 is at the hallway stage of an expansion scheme to almost double its surface area from 36,000 m² to 76,000 m² and upgrade its facilities to one of the most comprehensive repair and refit yards in the world. Recent changes include new quays up to 200 metres long, a dry dock system for yachts of up to 210 metres, a 4,500 tonne floating dock, new offices, workshops and storage space. The yard has been fitted with 380 volt shore power and grey/black water connections; a 125-metre covered shed able to paint yachts of up to 125 metres while still afloat; and a Syncrolift able to lift vessels of up to 2,000 tonnes and seven 80 metre yachts at a time. This major project, which was first drafted in 2007, means the yard can now accommodate all six of the world’s largest superyachts. But MB 92 also caters for smaller vessels too – with a 150-tonne Travelift for medium-sized luxury yachts.


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Aerial view of Barcelona Marina 92 (MB 92)

A growing workforce The next stage of the project is due to be completed by 2017 and will include the fitting of a new Syncrolift for yachts of up to 4,000 tonnes next to MB 92’s dry dock. When it is built, the facility will be able to handle up to five 100-metre long yachts simultaneously. “Great facilities need great personnel to operate them, and having a highly skilled and experienced staff is the key to success in a daring and ambitious plan like this one. Over the past years, MB 92 has steadily added to its workforce and developed its staff skills. The yard now has 100 highly skilled personnel employed directly, as well as more than 800 skilled contractors, all of whom offer an ample range of services of the highest quality for yachts and superyachts,” said Alonso. MB 92’s improvements and changes are backed up by an equally rigorous compliance programme. It is certified to the two main quality and environmental standards, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which were issued by Lloyd’s Register’s Quality Assurance (LRQA) team. “Security and environmental regulations were key matters to be addressed and here again MB 92 has gone to great lengths to ensure the highest quality in each of these,” he said.

Lloyd’s Register’s yacht activities in Spain LR’s main yacht support offices for Spain and the Balearic Islands are Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. LR is represented in Barcelona by two of its most experienced senior surveyors, Manuel Alonso and Roberto Llaurado, with two more team members, the surveyors Israel Chouza and Francisca Angel, responsible for the Balearic island of Majorca.

For more information please contact: manuel.alonso@lr.org

“We have a very close relationship with MB 92, especially with the shipyard’s technical department and we are able to offer managers and owners’ representatives our best services for the preparation of surveys to be carried out during a vessel’s stay at the shipyard as well as helping to co-ordinate relevant plan approvals with a comprehensive range of LR contacts as back-up. “The project managers of all yacht projects at the yard have direct and immediate contact with Lloyd’s Register by phone or email led by our two attending surveyors, Roberto Llaurado and myself, with a rapid response at the shipyard if required by owners’ representatives with its proximity to the centre of Barcelona and easy access to our surveyors,” added Alonso.

Manuel Alonso, LR’s Marine Team Leader for Spain

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Yacht Focus 2014

Why more owners are opting for the green approach Composite materials and hybrid technology are just two of the fuel-saving methods yachtowners and operators can use to reduce their carbon footprint. Here Engeljan de Boer, LR’s Yacht Segment Manager, shows how Lloyd’s Register’s Yacht Focus Group is studying the safest and most compliant ways to make these work

Founded seven years ago, Lloyd’s Register’s Yacht Focus Group (YFG) has provided a global forum for discussion and a channel for feedback for LR’s clients.

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The YFG which draws on LR’s expertise from around the globe has developed a consistent approach to yacht issues, allowing it to generate, evaluate and implement ideas aimed at sustaining and expanding the yachting sector. The YFG is able to draw on a huge pool of knowledge, both technical and commercial, and has become one of the leading communities for collaboration, networking and sharing knowledge, helping to make LR the provider of choice for the yachtbuilding and operating industries. According to the Superyacht Report, in 2012-2013 LR classed 40.9% of the gross tonnage of the world’s yachts or almost double the market share of our nearest competitor. The YFG’s efforts and initiatives recently prompted changes in the LR Special Service Craft (SSC) rules on fire safety, stability and service restriction notations, pumping and piping aspects. The aim was to align the requirements of the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code (LYC).

Single standard These changes help clients simplify the design process allowing them to design the arrangements to a single standard, provided this is acceptable to LR. Using their particular areas of expertise, each member of the group has studied different aspects such as fire, stability, scantlings etc., to verify and address the implications and devise fixes to cope with them. The YFG has also made use of this expertise to participate in the development of the Red Ensign Group Passenger

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Yacht Code (PYC), which addresses the carriage of up to 36 passengers on yachts. Through the YFG, and in co-operation with the marine consultancy industry, shipbuilders and academic institutions with experience in composite materials, LR has reviewed and revised the SSC rules for composite materials. The new, upgraded SSC Composite Rules open the possibility for our clients to design LR-compliant ships that are lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than ever before. Recent examples of these newlyimplemented technologies include lithium-ion batteries for propulsion, new-generation hovercraft and wing-inground-effect craft. More recently, the YFG has been pushing for clearer regulations on hybrid electrical propulsion and for the certification of the latest new technologies of very quiet microturbines. With increasing demand from yachtowners for an enhanced yacht experience with reliable, clean, green and quiet manoeuvring and while at anchor, there has been a considerable increase in the take up of hybrid propulsion. Yachts can be operated entirely on Hy-Store Li-ion batteries (see image of Rainbow above) including sailing, navigation and hotel load. The hybrid technology is replacing conventional main engines and generators configurations. Other key overall benefits of this innovative propulsion solution include a dramatic reduction in the ecological footprint, a significant reduction in the fuel required to generate the hotel load, and a similar reduction in the maintenance costs for the power plant in hotel load.


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LR-classed superyacht Rainbow is the world’s first hybrid sailing yacht of its kind. The 40-metre-long J-Class yacht was built by the Netherlands’ Holland Jachtbouw and can be operated solely on Hy-Store Li-ion batteries

Redundancy can be built-in with five power sources available: the hybrid battery, the variable speed generator, the variable-speed engine generator, the shaft generator and shore power. There is also a substantial reduction in audible noise levels both inside the yacht and out.

As one of the yachting industry’s oldest and most active focus groups, the YFG can be seen as one of the success stories of global co-operation. If you require more information or need additional clarification please contact: engeljan.deboer@lr.org.

Safety systems Such hybrid systems do come with a challenge as there are no clear requirements for safety systems or power systems running on direct current (DC) for ships. A detailed evaluation of the system and its components will need to be carried out for which LR’s considerable experience of this area will be invaluable. Global consistency is a must, so the Yacht Focus Group, in conjunction with Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Knowledge Management Team and the Yacht Surveyors from the Netherlands, has developed a yacht technical database, which will serve as a central repository for capturing, storing and distributing technical queries and answers, and rule interpretations. This massive project will give LR’s client-facing offices, design support offices and on-site surveyors immediate access to any technical query that may arise, enhancing our consistency across the industry, improving the flow of knowledge and enabling knowledge transfer globally. Last but not least, the YFG is also looking at nontechnical matters that are critical for the industry such as the behavioural safety of crew. It is working to address these issues through captains’ seminars (see News story on page 2) and crew and yacht management training.

LR’s Engeljan de Boer

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Working together for a safer world

Monaco Yacht Show 24-27 September 2014

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