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Plane Sailing in Boat Show Season My feet have not long landed on home soil since returning from the whirlwind Monaco Yacht Show, where new concepts, exciting launches and innovations were unveiled, but I’ve hit the ground running, and am keeping my sights firmly ahead as we launch straight into the upcoming METSTRADE show in Amsterdam (page 12), celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (page 30) taking place in October. I extend my condolences to those who have been affected by the devastating hurricanes in recent months, and congratulate you all on what has been an inspiring show of bravery and camaraderie in people’s best efforts to get back on their feet. The opening of FLIBS in the face of adversity is something to be commended. And our admiration continues, in this issue, with two remarkable yachts being highlighted. The simply stunning and unmistakable Pink Gin VI (page 42), the largest carbon fibre custom-built sloop in the world, and the show-stopping 85m motor yacht Areti (page 24), the fourth yacht to be delivered by German shipyard Lürssen in 2017. I had the pleasure to step aboard both vessels at the Monaco Yacht Show, and though they are very different boats, they both share an extraordinary level of design detail, innovation, and passion from their owners. Areti’s interior volume totals 2,850GT, giving her an enormous beam of almost 15m, and an extremely spacious interior, while Pink Gin’s two topsides openings requiring specialist engineering that form a balcony in the Owner’s suite and side entry to the main lobby are among many of her stand-out features. This issue, we spotlight two understated but highly necessary categories of the marine industry, the first of which is paint and coatings systems. With many of today’s iconic superyachts choosing Jotun MegaImperial antifouling for underwater protection, it is the company’s proven performance, growing reputation of reliability and dry dockings that is making its name (page 56). Meanwhile, it’s the Awlgrip Superyacht brand reputation for seamless high quality results, along with the unparalleled professional capability of its teams, that ensures AkzoNobel continues to be in demand from superyacht builders across the globe (page 59). And within our second category, stabilisers, Seakeeper is ‘making waves’ with its patented cooling system and active control technology (page 35), while CMC Marine, the Pisa-based industrial manufacturer of stabilisation systems, and stern and bow thrusters for yachts and passenger ships over 16m, launched a raft of new international debuts at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017 (page 32). Our selection of special features includes homing in on BCE’s complex glass products with optical quality and innovative solutions (page 38), investigating Gianneschi’s globally recognised pumps and ventilation systems (page 62), taking a look at a new custom yacht concept by Amels and H2 Yacht Design (page 52), and a casual discussion with Oculus Technologies on its new smart infotainment solution, Nautiq (page 48). Julia ZaltZman | editor

That pretty much wraps up the fourth issue of SuperYacht Industry in 2017, apart from our regular installments of People Pages, News in Brief and Outfitters.


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YACHT REPORT The fourth yacht to be delivered Lürssen in 2017 – Areti




The largest carbon fibre custom-built sloop in the world – Pink Gin VI

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SPECIAL FEATURE Built to Last – BCE’s complex glass products with optical quality and innovative solutions

Nautiq, the New Smart Infotainment Solution – Oculus Technologies

Astronomical Design – a new custom yacht concept


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– Jotun specialist coating advisors Creating the Yacht of the Future

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New Generation – CMC Marine’s raft of new innovations


Boats That Rock, Without the Roll

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The largest carbon fibre custom-built sloop in the world, Pink Gin VI is no ordinary sailing yacht. Built by Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts, and launched in July 2017, the 53.34m beauty boasts a spectacular silver hull and expansive hot pink sails that billow in the gentle breeze, swelling out bold and striking. Photo courtesy of Baltic Yachts. SY I 2017 | Vo l u me 12 | I s s u e 4 | 3

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news in brief Amels 188 Superyacht Sold Dutch luxury yacht builder Amels is proud to confirm the sale of the first 57.70m Amels 188 from the Limited Editions range. The new Tim Heywood design – the first to feature the Amels Hybrid Switchboard with battery power – will be delivered in less than a year in the summer of 2018 with a stunning and innovative interior design by Reymond Langton. Built to travel the oceans with high levels of comfort and low noise and vibrations, the first Amels 188 is expected to cruise worldwide.

Benetti Announces the Sale of the 63m Custom FB276

Construction of the 70m FB273 Motor Yacht Alkhor Progresses

Benetti has announced the sale of a custom 63m FB276 to a German owner, introduced by Kurt Lehmann of Yacht Moments. The yacht, which consists of a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, boasts an interior is by Bannenberg & Rowell, and an exterior design collaboration between Benetti and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. The defining feature of the yacht, located on the upper deck, is a spacious owner’s suite, which offers the owner 162m2 of extreme privacy, including the owner’s cabin, two bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and a separate living area with sofa and television.

Due to be launched in the summer of 2019, construction work on the on the full custom superyacht 70m FB273 Alkhor designed by Benetti gained momentum in August, when the steel and aluminium hull and superstructure were joined at the Livorno shipyard. Developed on six decks, Alkhor presents a layout featuring six double guest cabins and an owner suite, with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for socialising and privacy. The exteriors, based on a concept by the shipyard’s technical office, offer a large swimming pool in the bow area on the Main Deck and ample sunbathing areas.

Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid Launched Monaco-based yacht builder Dynamiq has announced the launch of the GTT 115, designed in conjunction with design Studio F. A. Porsche. “The launch is the culmination of a long process of design and development to introduce a new kind of superyacht to the market,” says Sergei Dobroserdov, CEO of Dynamiq. “The modern gentlemen’s superyacht, the GTT 115 draws on the latest technology to combine comfortable high-speed cruising over 21 knots with efficient fuel consumption and long range of more than 3,400 nautical miles.”

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news in brief Maltese Falcon Successfully Completes First Ever Sailing Yacht Sea Trials of Kymeta KyWay Terminals Kymeta, the operator of the world’s first Globalised Network, and exclusive superyacht distribution partner of e3 Systems has revealed that the Maltese Falcon, the iconic 89m sailing vessel, has now successfully completed the first ever sailing yacht sea trials of Kymeta KyWay terminals, which have been conducted over the past four months. During the trials the yacht was equipped with both single and multiple-terminal configurations. Upon commercial release of yacht solutions, the terminals will be bundled with Kymeta’s KÃLO internet access services, powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime service. The trial used capacity on three Intelsat assets, IS-29e (Caribbean), IS-32e Wide Beam (Bermuda/Atlantic), and IS-905 (Europe).

55m Steel Hulled Fast Displacement Laurentia is Delivered Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery of YN 17755, formerly known as Project Alida, and now christened Laurentia by her new owners. The 55m steel-hulled motor yacht sets a new standard in superyacht performance, combining efficiency, performance and style in a design package of 740GT, with elegant yet muscular clean lines by Omega Architects.

Three New Design Concepts Launched by Heesen at Monaco Yacht Show Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts, kicked off the start of the Monaco Yacht Show by unveiling three new design concepts. The yachts included a 66m, named project Avanti, designed by the renowned Winch Design and described as a “pocket megayacht”, the 83m Maximus, designed by Clifford Denn and said to be “a concept to get discussion going”, and a 78m, whose exterior designer is yet to be announced.

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news in brief Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design Confirms Design Contract for 78m ‘Mega Sloop’ Project MM78, a 78m ‘mega sloop’ designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, is said to be the result of many months’ research and development, and is the studio’s largest to date. Impetus for the design came from the client’s wish to have clear 360-degree views from the cockpit without the need for a flybridge. Designed for cruising with a lifting keel and a square top mainsail, the yacht will feature fully automated sailing systems which will avoid the need for any human contact with load bearing sheets.

MAN Rollo Supplies Fuel-Efficient Engines for Motor Yacht Anemeli MAN Rollo has announced the supply of two MAN diesel engines with an output of 1,397kW at 2,300RPM for motor yacht Anemeli. Built by Van der Valk Shipyard in Waalwijk, The Netherlands, and designed by Guido de Groot in collaboration with Ginton Naval Architects, the yacht is part of the Flybridge series, and is built entirely of aluminium.


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news in brief Damen Introduces the 56m SeaXplorer 55 Joining the DAMEN SeaXplorer range is the latest addition from the Dutch shipyard, the 56m SeaXplorer 55. Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, the new high-volume yacht with a 1,090GT offers expedition capability, including 30 days of full luxury autonomy off-the-beaten-track and IMO Polar Code compliance for visiting Arctic and Antarctic waters. “The SeaXplorer 55 will be at home just as much in the South of France as it is in South Georgia Island,” said commercial director Rose Damen.

Nobiskrug Announces Collaboration with Winch Design

Two New Designs Unveiled for Italian Shipyard Rossinvai

German yacht builder Nobiskrug announced a collaboration with Winch Design at the Monaco Yacht Show, revealing the design for a new 85m superyacht. A striking dark blue hull and snow-white superstructure set the tone for this edgy, modern design. “This 85m concept marks our first collaboration with Nobiskrug, and we are proud to finally reveal the result of the team’s hard work,” said Andreas Iseli, Head of Yacht Exteriors at Winch Design.


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Italian family-owned shipyard, Rossinavi, has launched two new vessels – Aurora and Endeavour II. Both entirely custom in their design, they mark a renewed focus on bespoke commissioning and yacht design for the Italian shipyard. With these two yachts, Rossinavi states that it is celebrating its point of difference as the only ‘super yacht atelier’ by exploring the rarity of individual components, material innovation and emphasising style.




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Tankoa Yachts Debut Motor Yacht Vertige

In September, Boutique shipyard, Tankoa Yachts, held the official debut of new motor yacht S501 Vertige at the Monaco Yacht Show, two years after she was sold to her French owners. Following her sale and delivery, 50m Vertige, designed by Francesco Paszkowski, has enjoyed an intense charter season in the Mediterranean.

Motor Yacht Eclipse Enjoys Palladium Technologies’ Expertise Palladium Technologies has proudly announced its IT, AV and Security Services recently supported the 163m Blohm & Voss motor yacht Eclipse – the second largest yacht in the world. “It is an honour to be selected by M/Y Eclipse to support these critical systems,” said Michael Blake, President of Palladium Technologies, adding that “the professionalism of the crew and management team on board Eclipse is second to none, and working with them is a genuine pleasure.”


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news in brief Sunseeker International Announces Partnership with Blue Marine Foundation Dorset-based yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker, has announced a new longterm partnership with Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), a UK charity dedicated to protecting the oceans. The partnership with Sunseeker is hoped to increase awareness of ocean conservation by encouraging people to think about their impact on the oceans and how they can help save our most valuable resource. “This is a cause which really resonates with me as I am sure it will with our owners too,” said Phil Popham, CEO of Sunseeker. “Our oceans are a vital resource and it is essential we all do what we can to preserve them.”

Pon Holdings Announces RH Marine B.V Takeover



11.511 METS 2017 Pon Holdings B.V. (Pon), one of the biggest family companies in the Netherlands, has announced its acquisition of RH Marine B.V., an innovative and leading player in maritime electric and automation systems. The company operates in industries, such as defense and yacht building and complements the operations of Pon subsidiary Bakker Sliedrecht. With the takeover, Pon strengthens its footprint in the global maritime industry.

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Call us for a rendezvous. Pay us a visit at METS (November 14-16, 2017) in Amsterdam in the SuperYacht Pavilion booth 10.109 (t) + 49 (0) 6352 / 7025 0 (f) + 49 (0) 6352 / 7025 29 (e) (w)

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The ME TSTRADE Show SucceSSfully uniting the marine induStry for decadeS, and focuSing on innovation, market developmentS, and on-Site networking, the metStrade show is a global business platform, and the best place for peers, exhibitors and experts in their fields to meet annually face-toface.


ow in its 30th year, the metStrade Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. With an estimated 15,000+ visitors and

electric & hybrid Showcase, a custom-designed

1,471 exhibiting companies, the 2017 edition, which runs from 14 until 16 november in the rai amsterdam convention centre, is the 30th anniversary of metStrade. organised by rai amsterdam in association with icomia (international council of marine industry associations), it includes three dedicated specialist areas: the Superyacht pavilion (Syp), the marina & yard pavilion (myp) and the construction material pavilion (cmp).

boulevard that will focus on ways to implement these innovative forms of propulsion in the boat building process. With an eye on the environment, boat builders and designers are increasingly focused on electric and hybrid propulsion, seeking new opportunities and possibilities to implement them in every area of construction. this year will also see the launch of the ennovationlab close to the innovationlab, which will take industry showcases and hightech product developments in the field of new (electric and hybrid) propulsion methods to the next level.

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Dedicated Content

last year’s event covered eleven halls of the rai, with 1,471 exhibiting companies welcoming a record total of 23,702 visits, and encompassing more than 110 nationalities, but in addition to retaining an extraordinary degree of loyalty from visitors and exhibitors, metStrade is regarded as the launch-pad of choice for product innovations. many exhibitors use metStrade as the place to unveil their latest developments and the metStrade innovation laB is a central hub for all innovation at the show, with a rolling programme of seminars, workshops, debates and presentations. for 2017, revolutionary developments are anticipated in areas such as 3d printing, new propulsion methods, and the use of natural energy sources to transcend branch level. an all-new feature at the 30th edition will be the

the 2017 metStrade Show opening ceremony – ‘Breakfast Briefing’ – held on 14 november, will include a keynote address by chairman and chief executive officer of Brunswick corporation, mark d. Schwabero. his presentation, entitled ‘global marine trends and opportunities’, will mark the opening of the Briefing – which will also feature the award ceremony for the world-famous dame design award. the dame design award is the largest marine competition of its kind, anywhere in the world. it focuses attention on the art and science of design in all aspects, from styling, functionality, and innovation, through to ease of implementation, practicality of use – and even packaging. metStrade has continued to support and build this competition to highlight the critical role of design in retaining today’s

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Achievement deserves recognition, and sailing 45,000 nautical miles is no small feat. Awlgrip, a brand of AkzoNobel who are the official supplier of coatings to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, is helping give each trailblazing team its own unique identity. Fast-drying and easy to apply, making for quick repairs, Awlcraft® SE can withstand the elements and has a boundless palette of colours and effects, removing yet another barrier between the boat you imagine and the one that sets sail.


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boat buyers and attracting the next generation. the dame is judged by a panel of top naval architects, boat, interior, and industrial designers, plus user experts. to win a dame category and then to attain the ultimate prize of dame award overall Winner is widely recognised as having reached the pinnacle of design practice for marine equipment.

Symposiums and Keynotes as a dedicated trade-only marine event, the metStrade Show is ideally placed to host leisure marine conferences and other events that share this forward-thinking approach. recent examples include the hiSWa Symposium on yacht design and construction, the Superyacht forum, the material Xperience Showcase, the Boat Builder awards for outstanding business achievement, the icomia World marinas conference and the leisure marine Sustainability conference. the hiSWa Symposium will be held for the sixth time, running simultaneously along the myp. the Symposium, in dutch language, is open for all hiSWa association members, as well as a special selection of guests and hosts, and will feature a line-up of expert speakers in the marina industry. drawing on its 25 years of experience, the

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Superyacht group is introducing a new event comprising SuperyachtdeSign Week, the Superyacht management meetings, the Superyacht ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summit, make your mark and the global Superyacht forum. the Superyacht forum (formerly the global Superyacht forum) will be a powerful meeting for all sectors of the superyacht market, and is a valuable event worth attending. the innovation Stage, too, will deliver industry keynote speakers on a variety of trending topics within the global marine leisure industry. Subjects vary from engineering, technical, commercial, product development, design, propulsion methods, and new production methods. With exhibitor numbers rising every year, and to ensure that expansion does not mean dilution of the unique B2B ambience that has served metStrade so well, only exhibitors that fit the concept are accepted by the dedicated entrance committee. the Syp is sold out for the 2017 event with a waiting list for those who would still like to attend. the myp and cmp are close to being fully booked and, overall, 95 per cent of the metStrade Show ďŹ&#x201A;oor has already been filled.



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As a turn-key system integrator, Tijssen Elektro feels at home on board of luxurious yachts. Our knowledge of electrical engineering is of the highest international level: from design and engineering, to e-installation and integration. Our multidisciplinary provision of services extends from state-of-the-art audio/video, navigation & communication systems and clever domotics, to complex data networks and sustainable yacht installations. Often concealed, but always recognized by our clients: that is typical Tijssen. Superyacht Industry-METS17.pdf



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Carlisle Fluid Technologies

After 50 years in stainless steel and nearly two decades of using bent glass for railings and windshields, Beekmans is now taking matters in its own hands. With its own glass production line including a chemical toughening bath, bending oven and cutting machinery, combined with inhouse engineering and calculations for class, Beekmans can provide the yards and yacht owners a truly one-stop-shop for their exterior stainless steel and glass outfitting. Meet the team at METS on stand 11.613; they will be happy to tell you more about their new glass production line.



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Kuiper Holland A family business with a history spanning over six decades, Kuiper Holland is a leading manufacturer of panels for the international yacht building industry. Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels are particularly associated with superb craftsmanship in veneer application. Kuiper Holland offers panels in several specific categories: • Kuiper Art − panels finished with veneer or HPL • Kuiper Air − lightweight panels that reduce overall mass and, hence, increase fuel economy • Kuiper Serene − soundproofing panels • Kuiper Protect − fire resistant panels • Kuiper Basic − untreated panels & plywood With a wide and varied product range, Kuiper Holland aims to be a one-stop-shop for yacht builders. “Yachts are complicated constructions, so people building yachts need lots of different suppliers,” explains Hans Golbach, director at Kuiper Holland. “When it comes to panels, we make it easy for them by offering the whole package, including extensive expertise. Our ultimate goal is for Kuiper Holland to be the first name people think of when it comes to high quality yacht panels. We don’t want to be chosen because we’re nice or Dutch, but because we’re the KUIPER HOLLAND best.” BOOTH NO.


When it comes to achieving the finest paint finish, Carlisle Fluid Technologies (CFT) is a world leader. CFT is a global company, which manufactures equipment for the supply and application of sprayed materials, including paints, coatings, powders, mastics and bonding. Best known for its world-leading brands – DeVilbiss, Ransburg, MS, BGK and Binks – it supplies advanced, market-leading equipment for all major industry sectors. Its range of DeVilbiss spray-guns, Ransburg electrostatics and Binks paint handling and high pressure products are particularly suited to spraying marine paints and coatings, for both below and above the waterline. Many of the world’s leading superyacht painting teams have recently made the switch to Ransburg Electrostatic spray guns and are benefitting from less waste, improved coverage and an excellent finish. Electrostatic guns negatively charge the paint particles so that they are attracted to the earthed, positively charged hull. Using this technology, more paint is transferred to the surface, reducing overspray, greatly improving efficiency and ensuring significant paint savings. At METS this year, CFT will be showing its latest range of RansFlex manual electrostatic spray guns. Advanced, lightweight electrostatic technology and gun construction have improved the weight, fit and feel of the gun, meaning easier handling and reduced operator fatigue. Added to this is its CFT world-renowned air cap technology from BOOTH NO. DeVilbiss, which gives RansFlex superior CMP.77.EL atomisation for the highest quality finish.

You might have heard the word that Lift Emotion is keeping busy with an innovative elevator concept; a Robot Arm Elevator to be exact. At METS Lift Emotion will be sharing in detail how this ‘robot arm’ functions – operating on doors connecting to a vertical elevator shaft (the classic idea of an elevator), as well as operating on different landing doors inside the structure of placement. This brings new design options, particularly when it comes to yacht design where space is often limited. Can’t imagine how this would for you, or struggling with a design that uses the old concept of an elevator? Then view Lift Emotion’s Robot Arm Elevator concept during METS 2017 at stand 10.305 in the SuperYacht Pavilion.





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German LED lighting expert, Mobile, Media & More feels proud to be an early exhibitor to form part of the superyacht pavilion at METS. Within the past decade, the industry has rapidly developed, and Mobile, Media & More looks forward to demonstrating to its customers how its technology has kept apace. Meet the team at METS on stand 10.109 or visit the website for latest news.





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Established in 1986, Nautical Structures METS 2017 is a 30-year-old industry leading company within the sphere of innovation in boarding and tender-handling systems for the luxury and blue-water maritime markets. Product lines include transom lifts, gangplanks, passerelles, accommodation stairs, shell doors and hatches. Nautical Structures also provides unique engineered-to-order services for specialised hydraulic systems, small submarine launching and retrieval equipment, cruise ship boarding systems, and handicap mobility products for total marine solutions. Nautical Structures also offers an uncompromised Worldwide Service Team that will repair all brands of deck equipment, providing high quality and professional results. Nautical Structures’ 94,000ft2 sales, engineering and manufacturing facility is located in Largo, Florida, 22 miles west of Tampa; as well as service centres in Fort Lauderdale, the Netherlands, Barcelona, ES. and La Ciotat, IT.



Nomen Nomen has been awarded several design prizes for its premium designed mooring equipment during the past. Now the multi-functional Clip-cleat has been awarded winner of the German Design Award 2018, which is one of the most widely recognised international design awards, honouring first-rate entries in the field of product and communications design. The CLIP-Cleat won in the ‘Sports, Outdoor Activities and Leisure’ category, and the prize will be awarded in February 2018. The CLIP-Cleat previously won the well-known marine DAME Award in 2013 in the ‘deck equipment, sails and rigging’ category. The smart and stylish design of this mooring cleat shows a surprisingly logical functionality; the cleat always remains closed, no matter whether it is belayed or not. The turning clip-end-pieces consistently keep the cleat closed. No lines can get caught nor can anyone be injured. Casting off is possible at all times. Meet the team at METS on stand 01.847 (German Pavilion).

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Vertisol is a manufacturer of technical fabrics for sun protection, floor and wall coverings, and upholstery, as well as fabrics for Nautical Equipment (IMO Certified). Vertisol constantly creates and develops multiple solutions within these areas with a clear objective: to provide the highest wellbeing, comfort and health of both people and the environment. Sustainability, performance, design and comfort are the main objectives for which we work in Vertisol by creating our fabrics for any type of application before mentioned. Meet the team at METS on stand 11.214.






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XEAMOS, with extensive experience in designing custom-made exhaust after treatment systems, is based in the Netherlands and serves superyacht shipyards and owners as well as leading yards in the commercial sector. XEAMOS provides tailored solutions for every engine type. Always taking into account your specific requirements, we aim to deliver top-level bespoke designs that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just compact, efficient and innovative, but also price competitive. Meet our team at the SuperYacht Pavilion, stand 11.706.



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Yachtlite One of Yachtliteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialties and special solutions is the adaptation of light to existing conditions, such as in the case of refits. Conversions are often much more complicated than new constructions. The featured image depicts a successful solution for a now lightflooded bar made of onyx. Yachtlite devised the technical planning of the lighting solution down to the smallest detail and produced and supplied the illumination, and the whole project was implemented in collaboration with partners. The entire bar lights up homogeneously, including the narrow sides and the smallest of details. The Yachtlite team is looking forward to welcoming visitors at the well-known booth 10.605 in the SuperYacht Pavilion at METS.



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Think Yachts, Think Holland The hISWA hollAnd YAchTIng group repreSenTS The World’S leAdIng compAnIeS In The duTch SuperYAchT InduSTrY: people ThAT combIne herITAge, STAbIlITY And perSonAlITY To creATe beSpoke moTor And SAIlIng YAchTS of The hIgheST quAlITY. Jeroen sirag, Export director

words by Jeroen SIrAg, exporT dIrecTor of The hISWA hollAnd YAchTIng group


t the time of writing, the annual figures for the global superyacht fleet have just been released showing that the members of the hISWA holland Yachting group have consolidated their strong position in terms of market share with a growth from 17.7% to 21.6% over the last three years. results in the global superyacht sector are a little like the waves on which its scions sail, and there is rarely, if ever, linear growth. While enjoying record years like 2015 – itself a logical outcome of the flurry of orders placed once it became clear that the economic crisis that started in 2008 had run its course – it is far more instructive to take a medium-term view to see how things are developing. The dutch market share has continued to grow over the past three years and we expect this to be the case for the foreseeable future.

METsTrAdE, Holland Pavilion, super yacht bar.

Helicopter View As an association, the hISWA holland Yachting group is uniquely qualified to take a helicopter view because of our many decades of experience. did you know that the hISWA holland Yachting group was set up by yacht builders way back in 1970? I share this snapshot of history with you to illustrate the unrivalled heritage the dutch have when it comes to international business in the superyacht world. our members understand like no other the need to adapt to different markets while retaining a unified front in terms of premium quality and an unrivalled service excellence. put simply, we are experts at connecting the maritime world based upon the three pillars of stability, heritage and personality. That expertise has never been more relevant in our changing world. With a fleet of over

6,000 superyachts, facilities in the popular areas of the mediterranean and caribbean are becoming more crowded and owners are exploring other parts of the world with relish. Some of the fiscal regulations being introduced are also having an impact on the traditional european destinations. Add in the natural curiosity of yacht owners to head for pastures new and it is no surprise that regions such as Scandinavia and the baltics are growing in popularity.

Collaborative Approach Taking a collaborative approach is a fundamental part of being a member of this association and of its success for almost half a century. Together, the yards and the specialised supply companies – all located within a radius of just 200km – have navigated the stormy waters of recession on various occasions, leveraging their individual and collective experience. We are used to some years being leaner in terms of deliveries, but that all depends on the pipeline. What is certain today, is that the dutch are heading in the right direction, despite the challenges the superyacht sector as a whole faces due to the current geopolitical situation. We have a clear strategy of meeting these challenges head on, one which revolves around focusing on the dutch dnA of the maritime world and our rich heritage, moving forward based on these strengths. So, wherever you are reading this in the world, if you are considering a superyacht build or looking for suppliers, holland should certainly be your first port of call. I invite you to discover all that the members of the hISWA holland Yachting group can offer, both via their own websites and via where we have placed a wealth of stories that capture the essence of our offer.


Visit the Holland Pavilion During METSTRADE 2017 hISWA holland Yachting group will be present at meTSTrAde 2017 from 14 to 16 november 2017 in rAI Amsterdam at booth 11.509. Visit 12 of our members and the special Super Yacht bar, sponsored by hISWA holland Yachting group.

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Hydromar Flexibility not bureaucracy When rob montijn joined hydromar in 1983, the progressive mindset prevalent there encouraged his own curiosity in developing a wide range of hydraulics for yachting. “Almost all the products in our range today have grown out of full custom products from the 1980s and ‘90s – back in those days we had to invent and manufacture many parts ourselves, as so little was ready-made and available. I became responsible for guaranteeing the flexibility required in yacht building without compromising on the high quality that yacht builders demand. “our products were soon in demand from yards creating superyachts of up to a 100m

and more. This was when I understood that the bureaucratic approach many of these yacht builders deploy did not fit the hydromar philosophy. based on this experience, we decided that the company performed best with a focus on high-quality yacht building that rests on cooperation and flexibility by both supplier and yard. “It is very important that hydromar be part of the construction process so that our knowledge of machining, shipbuilding and hydraulics can benefit all parties involved. This is my personal passion and one which the philosophy of hydromar fully supports.”

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Rondal A Touch of Science Fiction

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custom superyachts deserve the finest components and fittings, built to the highest quality, and future-proofed by unrivalled innovation and expertise. rondal is internationally recognised for the quality and advanced design engineering of its custom superyacht solutions across a broad spectrum of products and services. “If a rigger who left the industry a few decades ago returned today, he might get the impression he was in the latest Spielberg science fiction blockbuster,” says rondal rigger Jan Slot. “masts are cooked, fibres are stored in freezers and standing rigging cables are cured, while lengths above 65m have become the standard. Welcome to the brave new world of superyacht rigging. “When I joined rondal 30 years ago, wooden masts only existed for the classic flat-bottomed yachts. The most modern material for spars was aluminium. back then, a superyacht rig at

rondal was a stick for a 65-footer, corresponding to a total mast length of some 25m. In-mast furling, not in-boom furling, was the key to success. “In those early days, we would step something like ten masts every year. The procedures were relatively simple and we didn’t use safety harnesses, helmets or headsets – you just rolled up your sleeves and got on with the job. Standing rigging was made from wire until it was replaced by rod rigging – a solid metal cable, which was stronger but still very heavy. “rigging systems and yacht building have truly come a long way over the past few decades. I’ve witnessed much of the evolution in terms of the adoption of modern techniques and materials in superyacht rigging during my time at rondal. I expect the ingenuity and dedication of our craftsmen and engineers to yield just as many exciting innovations in the years to come.”



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At An impressive 85m, Areti is the fourth yAcht to be delivered by GermAn shipyArd lürssen in 2017

Areti The sundeck is the pièce de résistance; an outstanding place to sunbathe while observing the picturesque views.

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SPECS ARETI Builder / Year Designer exterior Designer interior Length Length in waterline Beam Draught Construction material Gross Tonnage Speed Range at 12 knots Main engines and generator sets

Lürssen – 2017 Winch Design Winch Design 85.00m 74.20m 15.14m 3.85m steel / aluminium 2.851 GT 17 knots 6,000 nm

ME: 2x MTU 16V 4000 M63 2,000 kW at 1,800 rpm AuxE: 1x MTU 676 kVA / 541 kW 2x MTU 440 kVA / 352 kW Soot particle filter 3x HUG for Auxiliary Gensets Emergency Genset 1x MTU 312 kVA (250 kW) Propulsion /Steering 2 gear boxes ZF, 2 Piening fixed pitch propellers / 2 Jastram steering gears with high lift rudders Bow thruster Jastram tunnel thruster BU-60-F, 300 kW at 456 rpm Stern thruster Voith Inline thruster VIT 1000-300, 240kW at 432 rpm Fuel capacity 215 t Fresh water capacity 52 t Fresh water makers HEM Duplex 48/6600DPLX, 2 x 25t/day Sewage system DVZ-Services Stabilizers 2 x Quantum-2200 HD SXT zero speed Air conditioning Heinen + Hopman Class GL + 100 A5 Passenger Yacht + MC AUT Berths 2 owner, 12 guests in 6 cabins, 28 crew in 15 cabins Tender 9m open tender (Yachtwerft Meyer) 9m limousine tender (Yachtwerft Meyer) Pascoe Solas rescue tender STB (Pascoe) Zodiac Solas rescue tender BB (Zodiac) 2 jet skis Sea Doo (EAMS)

With A steel hull And Aluminium superstructure built to lloyd’s reGistry stAndArds, Areti (formerly project sAshA) represents the very lAtest in hiGh-end fAmily cruisinG. her interior volume totAls 2,850Gt, GivinG her An enormous beAm of almost 15m, and an extremely spacious interior. despite her voluminous size, the result is intimate and cosy, with a classic American feel. With both the interior and exterior designed by Winch designs, and described by the yard as being a ‘yachtsman’s yacht’, she oozes quality craftsmanship and design detailing throughout. words by juliA ZAltZmAn


elivered in july 2017, Areti has spent her first summer cruising the mediterranean with her owners on board. A similar design to the owner’s previous yacht, baring the same subtle cream hull with white superstructure and whisper grey accents, she possesses a much younger and sportier profile. completely bespoke and built to the serial builder-owner’s exacting requirements, Areti is a stunning feat of design and construction. tasked with a complex assignment to keep the design in line with the passenger yacht code (pyc), Winch design has given the yacht a sleek and perfectly balanced signature, complemented by a traditional but fresh interior with an American classic twist. this has been achieved with aesthetic appeal that masterfully disguises the various pyc requirements, such as the wood panelled areas in the escape ways and staircases that are made from nonflammable aluminium and resin, and the double door entrances to the crew cabins, which have been avoided in the guest cabins by way of a sliding fire door. What the pyc code does allow, however, is the capacity for 24 guests (including the owner) on board at any one time, attended to by a team of 25 crew.

Family Affair A combination of straight grain and figured makore timber are a basis for the traditional styling and enhance the luxurious interior, punctuated by an array of neutral fabrics. All aspects (aside from the antiqued brass ironmongery door handles) have been custom designed, including hand-embroidered silks of the soft furnishings

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A book-matched Makore dining table that comfortably sits 12 to 16 guests.

walled storage for eight bicycles and four segways. A tool bench and workshop with a bike display above make repairs the easiest of tasks with custom made fibreglass fixings in which the bikes can hang. brushed steel frames the glass and light floods in from the corridor. on the lower deck aft is the relaxation spa. the whole expanse is a wet area and displays a hand-crafted rose mosaic from famous serbian mosaic artist Andjelka radojevic. the entire area is designed around “the theme of hot and cold”, explains Winch design’s head of interior design, nick brosnan, with guests benefiting from a steam room, sauna, full depth plunge pool (at a chilling 4°c) and a hot tub. Guests can take advantage of the full banya experience, including the traditional accessory display of birch and eucalyptus branches, timber knives and felt hats. from the experience showers, which have multitemperature, light, acoustic and aroma settings, guests can migrate to the adjacent wet loungecum-beach club. the flooring is oiled teak planked to blend the interior and exterior, and opens via a large transom door to the swim platform, with a descending staircase into the sea which has become a popular design feature of lürssen yachts. Another feature is the treatment room with a hairdressing vanity and hidden pull-out professional hairdressing basin, as well as a special massage chamber featuring a heated marble massage table, and a high-pressured vichy shower for post-sport therapy.

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The faux wood panelled areas in the escape ways and staircases are made from PyC-compliant non-flammable aluminium and resin.

and marble flooring – formed from a combination of dark emprador, light emprador and botticino marbles – with underfloor heating. After four years in the making, Areti’s owner was keen to ensure the yacht delivers on home comforts that suit the needs of his young family, including non-slip flooring, a lift that ascends to all floors bar the sun deck, a wide internal staircase, and an impressive glass-fronted wine cabinet in the upper dining room, that mimics the cabinet in his family residence.

Sporting Prowess With the owner being passionate about his cycling team, Areti (which is named after an association with the team), caters for all sporting needs. the spa lobby offers a trophy case like no other and was a key consideration: a glass-

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one the main deck aft, guests are welcomed aboard by a granite reception bar flanked by semi-custom armchair-style teak barstools complete with a customised, illuminated beer tap proudly displaying the yacht logo. via huge, double glass doors into the lounge and dining areas, neutral sofas and oversized chaise longues give ample seating. A walnut steinway boston piano rests portside (with self-playing capabilities if required), while the opulent lounge divides from the dining area with a central credenza. on the far side lies a book-matched makore dining table, handmade in the uK, that comfortably sits twelve to sixteen guests on hand-turned silk dining chairs with hand-embroidered decorative back-panels. Areti has an extensive private master suite and eight spacious guest suites. two suites can be found forward on the main deck, two vips are on the owner’s deck and the remaining four suites are located on the lower deck. each guest suite is decorated neutrally as per the rest of the yacht, but with an accent colour portrayed in the scatter cushions, handsewn curtains and other soft furnishings:


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bespoke games table in the owner’s lounge.

emerald, dandelion, camino, blue, crimson, indigo, lilac and coral. each suite is convertible and can be used as a twin or double berth. the owner’s deck forward can be closed off by a sliding door, and contains two vip cabins for the owner’s children, each with jacuzzi bath en suites. his and her dressing rooms and en suites are either side of the entrance way to the master suite, his with a watch cabinet display, hidden luggage store and a large shower with a television within the inshower mirror, and hers with several handbag and shoe racks and a much larger en suite with jacuzzi bath. the master stateroom has 180-degree views through panoramic windows, and has access to a private owner’s deck with a jacuzzi spa for four, a spacious sunbed, a breakfast table and a small seating area either side; the perfect family setting. forward of this area is the certified helilanding area, providing easy transfers to and from the yacht for the owners and their guests (as well as storage for a helicopter on the bow).

On the Sun Deck venturing aft on the owner’s deck, one is greeted with what is arguably one of the most beautiful areas of the yacht – a generous sky lounge. Giant sofas and armchairs make up the snug television area with an enormous flat screen tv, surreptitiously disguised behind a sailing scape exclusively commissioned from artist Alexander creswell. there is an adjustable games table, adaptable for four or six players. A large bar with

At an impressive 85m, Areti is the fourth yacht to be delivered by German shipyard Lürssen in 2017.

granite top and custom bar stools with hand-embroidered back detailing assemble to create the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or two, and almost full beam double glass doors lead out onto

Completely bespoke and built to the owner’s exacting requirements, Areti is a stunning feat of design and construction.

the upper aft deck where a custom teak table dominates the upper aft deck and can comfortably sit sixteen guests. on the bridge deck guests can soak in the custom-made jacuzzi (with the cycle team in mind) in which twelve people can loosen up after a session in the gym, while on the serene exterior deck spaces provide numerous other calm zones where one can feel at home. retractable awnings with customised up lighting cover each exterior area. the sundeck is the pièce de résistance. this is an outstanding place to sunbathe while observing the picturesque views. An unimposing windshield keeps the area sheltered and one can see the beautiful design of what has become known as the whale tail of the yacht. powered by two mtu engines of 2,000kW each, Areti reaches a top speed of 17kn and has a range of 6,000nm. With a keel laying date prior to 2016 the engines and auxiliary engines are fully compliant with the applicable imo air pollution requirements, and elastically mounted equipment ensures that the yacht runs quietly, while four fin zerospeed stabilisers reduce wave-generated motion ensuring a smoother, more enjoyable cruising experience underway and at anchor.

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Uniting the world’s international yachting aUdience

the Fort lauderdale international Boat show owned and presented By the Marine indUstries association oF soUth Florida (MiasF) and Managed and prodUced By show ManageMent, the Fort laUderdale international Boat show draws hundreds of leading marine businesses from around the world and thousands of boating enthusiasts who come to browse, buy and learn about what is new on the water. Beset by devastation caused by hurricane irma just a month prior to the show, the big clean up began almost instantly, and the 2017 event looks set to be as big as ever.

Variety is Key Fort lauderdale, Florida, will host the 58th Fort lauderdale international Boat show (FliBs) on 1-5 november 2017. Boasting more than 900 exhibitors, show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. a wide variety of boats will also be on display from sport fishers and cabin cruisers to motor yachts and catamarans, with over 1,000 vessels in total. the largest in-water boat show in the world, FliBs takes place at seven locations connected by a network of water and land transportation. show locations include the Bahia Mar Fort lauderdale Beach hotel & yachting centre, the hall of Fame Marina, las olas Municipal Marina, hilton Fort lauderdale Marina, sails Marina, hyatt regency pier 66 Marina, and the greater Fort lauderdale/Broward county convention centre.

attendance at the 2016 five-day show was up five per cent compared to the 2015 event, and among all segments of boats on display, the largest increase was boats in-water under 30m in length, which grew 2.9%.   “simply put, our sales results at the 2016 Fort lauderdale international Boat show were amazing,” said chuck cashman, chief revenue officer of MarineMax, one of the show’s largest exhibitors. “Quality and innovation continue to be extremely important in driving new boat sales. additionally, our entry into charter facilitated several larger boat sales. all our core brands experienced nothing short of excellent results. overall, the dollars sold at the show were very close to an all-time record.”

to draw an international crowd of buyers, sellers and browsers all keen to see the latest that the global boating industry has to offer, Fort lauderdale is maintaining its reputation as the ‘yachting capital of the world’. part of the show’s growing success within the superyacht sector is initiatives such as the windward Vip club experience, which offers the luxury of a private dining area, a premium open bar, gourmet food, and meet-and-greet opportunities. this climate-controlled sanctuary is the perfect platform to network, close business, or simply share the excitement of this international boating spectacular. located at the swimming hall of Fame show entrance and valet, each Vip club experience package includes show entry, windward Vip club access, water taxi entry, and a dedicated concierge to arrange appointments on board yachts directly with exhibitors.

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in the superyacht sector, seven yachts larger than 60m were the biggest collection in this size category in the show’s history. continuing each year

in addition to offering boats for every budget, the 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries present all types of marine products and

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accessories, from high-tech electronics to marine art and personal water toys, in total valued at more than Usd 4 billion. each year, the show organisers improve upon the previous event. in 2016, exhibitors were supported by carefully redesigned exhibition spaces and elevated food and beverage offerings. this year, despite extensive hurricane damage that occurred in the weeks running up to the show, the 2017 event looks set to take on the industry once again. the Fort lauderdale international Boat show is owned and presented by the Marine industries association of south Florida, managed and produced by show Management and sponsored by audi, Bank of america, goslingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, international gamefish association (igFa), smallwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yachtwear and taiwan excellence.

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uilt on experience gained over the years, and advancing the development process that began with the launch of the Stabilis Electra system, its three latest innovations are stabilising systems for three specific yachts, designed to extend the range of installations. They consist of the SR Short Range system, the HS High Speed system and the LR Long Range systems.

Three Systems

The HS High Speed system designed for planing yachts with speeds over 24kn.

Developed to transfer Stabilis Electra technology to boats under 20m in length, the SR Short Range System joins the state-of-the-art electric engine Brushless Torque (available in three sizes) to a gear box. Characterised by a unique design, the new system ensures maximum compactness, reduced weight, a low energy consumption and simplified installation. This system can also be powered at 24V DC.

The HS High Speed and LR Long Range systems have been designed for planing yachts with speeds over 24kn, and for displacement or semidisplacement hulls, respectively. The HS system is born from an evolution of the SE Stabilis Electra System, and proposes several novelties compared to the previous range, which consist of: an optimised profile of the blades (guaranteeing better performance and further reducing resistance), the use of new electronics for reduced encumbrance and higher performance (which allows the control of different surfaces, such as helm or intruder), together with the stabilising fins. The new LR system, meanwhile, is designed to be installed on board displacement or semidisplacement boats. This new product presents remarkable benefits, including more compact actuators with the same power of the equivalent SE system, higher performances, a new blade geometry designed for displacement boats, the ability to install blades up to 5sqm, and new electronics with the option to integrate – and control – eight control surfaces (two pairs of blades, helms, etc.). CMC Marine has also included the addition of inertial detectors that enable the analysis of roll, pitch and yaw movements, to better control the platforms.

User Input CMC Marine’s LR Long Range system devised for displacement or semi-displacement hulls.

74m Cloud 9, featuring CMC Marine’s technology.

The product of radical innovation, the three systems are in response to feedback and input from owners and shipyards, who have highlighted a need for a specific type of stabilisation that has, until now, remained unsatisfactory. Drawing on the latest technology to deliver an enhanced performance, together with further weight reductions, low energy consumption and even simpler installation, the HS High Speed and LR Long Range systems also provide the option of integrating and controlling different support surfaces (rudder or intruder) in conjunction with the stabilising fins. The profile of the blades has also been upgraded and they are now available in a range of new sizes, up to 5sqm. The aim, as always, is to improve performance, which is guaranteed by a new design that significantly reduces resistance.


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With its patented cooling system and active control technology, seakeeper stabilisers are not only highly efficient, but offer an unsurpassed level of performance. ALL PHOTOS courtesy of seakeeper


tabilisation is becoming an essential system in superyacht construction, just as air conditioning in cars once evolved from being a luxury item to a must-have. as ferretti group ceo alberto galassi said, when referring to seakeeper being named the ferretti supplier of the year: “i cannot believe there will be a future of boating without stabilization…you don’t spend millions of euros [to] roll like a gondola.” it’s easy to see why this development has become so important. eliminating boat roll removes the anxiety, seasickness, and fatigue that some experience on the water. With a stabiliser on board, reluctant seafarers are willing to get out on the water and guests need not fear spilling their drinks. game night with the family gets even more fun when no

one needs to worry about pieces sliding with the roll or Jenga toppling before the first block is even pulled.

Point of Difference seakeepers work their magic, eliminating up to 95% of boat roll on boats ranging from 30ft tenders to 67m superyachts, without a second thought from the captain. once the gyro is activated, passengers can enjoy life on board without needing adjustments every time the seas change or the vessel picks up speed. but while everyone is enjoying the simplicity of a steady horizon, incredibly advanced technology is hard at work. the magic of seakeeper is the physics of


One major benefit of seakeeper stabilisers over fin stabilisers is that seakeepers are completely internal to the hull structure.

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The vacuum encapsulation enables the flywheel to spin roughly three times faster, cuts flywheel weight by twothirds, and halves the power required for optimal stabilisation. Inside a vacuum sealed enclosure, a flywheel spins at 10,700rpm.

What sets seakeeper apart from the crowd is its patented cooling system and active control technology.

gyroscopes. inside a vacuum sealed enclosure, a flywheel spins at 10,700rpm. When the boat rolls, the gyro tilts fore and aft, producing a powerful gyroscopic torque to port and starboard that counteracts the boat roll. What sets seakeeper apart from the crowd is its patented cooling system and active control technology. seakeeper’s patented cooling system keeps the components from overheating, allowing us to pack everything into a vacuum-sealed sphere. this vacuum encapsulation enables the flywheel to spin roughly three times faster, cuts flywheel weight by two-thirds, and halves the power required for optimal stabilisation. moreover, because the flywheel, bearings, and motor are sealed in a vacuum, they are isolated from the corrosive effects of the damp, salty air that accompanies life on the water.

Major Benefits seakeeper’s active control applies the gyro’s torque over the course of an entire wave period, optimising the force application and providing an unsurpassed level of performance. this active control provides impressive results because the gyro is countering the force of the waves continuously, rather than reacting instantaneously. the active control feature means the seakeeper can be used both at rest and underway (unlike some fin stabilisers), and

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can even be used in any sea conditions, unlike passively controlled gyroscopes which must be turned off in rougher conditions and at higher speeds. one major benefit of seakeeper stabilisers over fin stabilisers is that seakeepers are completely internal to the hull structure. that means no external protrusions that increase the risk of snags, increase drag, or limit where the yacht can go. seakeepers can be installed virtually anywhere on board and multiple units can be installed to supply enough stabilising power for larger vessels. this flexibility in installation means that refitting a yacht with seakeeper is easy. if there is not enough space on board for a larger unit, multiple smaller units can be installed to achieve the same level of stability. for yachting enthusiasts who have witnessed the magic of seakeeper first hand, the proof is in the experience. having a seakeeper installed means no more cancelled trips due to rough waters. no more heading back to shore early because of a bout of nausea. no more distractions from simply enjoying the lifestyle. seakeeper has revolutionised the fundamental human experience of being on the water; those who have experienced it wonder how people ever got by without one.


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BCE was the only company that had the knowledge and production facilities to manage and produce the state-of-the-art 3D curved windows on S/Y Anatta.

Built to Last BCE is rECognisEd for supplying highly ComplEx glass produCts with ExCEptional optiCal quality and innovativE solutions using thE most advanCEd tEChnologiEs availaBlE today. offEring thE best technical assistance and personalised service with its 120 skilled team members, BCE operates in five different sectors – marine, architectural, aerospace, defence and automotive – and holds 28 registered patents, and is one of the most reputable brands in the industry. all photos CourtEsy of BCE

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ith the patented BestCurve bending technology BCE is capable of designing and producing glass panels in all possible shapes and curvatures whilst maintaining the highest superyacht quality. a team of highly qualified engineers is able to design glass so that it bends to the final shape without needing to cut the glass after bending, preventing unnecessary stress and post-breakage. the main principle of BestCurve technology is preventing the glass from touching any mould while bending in high temperatures and computer-controlled concentration of thermal radiation on deep curves. the 15-custom build high-tech bending furnaces in combination with the patented mould technologies produce the most extreme 3d curved glass panels available, which always fit seamlessly into their state-ofthe-art projects.

Ultra-Light Glass Panels after many years of research and development, BCE, which founded in 1970, is able to offer ultra-light glazing for the yacht industry that significantly reduces overall weight by combining chemically toughened, special formulated glass panels and high performance interlayers. iongard Chemically toughened glass‘s unique combination of toughness and beauty is creating exciting new possibilities for many innovative new projects. BCE’s advanced ionguard chemical toughening plant is one of the largest in the world, currently producing glass up to 3,600mm. BCE is now able to further differentiate itself with the use of ionguard, a lloyd’s-approved glass with a strength that exceeds other chemically toughened glass by up to 60%. Combine this with the phenomenal performance of the safelamex interlayer, and the newly developed glass, created to minimum thickness and offering a serious weight reduction, is resulting in advances in glass construction never seen before. “glass technology is at the forefront of the design, as the yacht not only enjoys large, multideck panoramic windows, but even the bulwarks are glazed, creating a very special open feeling towards the sea,” commented Ken

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freivokh in 2016, in reference to my Euphoria, while the dubois 2011-2012 newsletter stated: “the curvature of her (sy anatta ex. ahimsa, aglaia) glass superstructure is so complex that vitters could only find the necessary expertise at an aerospace company (BCE) that manufactures fighter plane canopies.”

Superyacht Glazing following numerous stunning projects within the superyacht industry, BCE recently completed glazing for royal huisman’s s/y ngoni. the design by the late Ed dubois was so incredibly challenging that, again, BCE was the only company that had the knowledge and production facilities to manage and produce the state-of-the-art 3d curved windows. much to the happiness of the project manager at the shipyard, BCE proved to be not only a glass supplier, but a worthy and highly appreciated co-builder during the entire building stage. from the outset, including when engineering the mounting systems, the classification period, measuring and designing right up to production and final installation, BCE and the yard worked hand-in-hand to assure the best possible quality and stunning finish, whilst managing to stay within the incredible tight building schedule.

BCE is capable of designing and producing glass panels in all possible shapes and curvatures whilst maintaining the highest superyacht quality.


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BCE recently completed glazing for Royal Huisman’s S/Y Ngoni.

Aerospace following 30 years of r&d in transparent composites and heavy investment in technologies, BCE has become an established supplier of aerospace transparencies. as the windshield needs to work in the toughest conditions, and undergo specialist technical procedures, aerospace transparencies are often referred to as being the peak of glazing technology.

Automotive in the past two decades, just as in the superyacht industry, the average amount of glass surface on an automotive vehicle has significantly increased. demand for more luminous cabins, wider, improved sight: these elements are the main objectives of the designers that compete to increase the surface of glass on board every new model. BCE has taken on the challenge from the designers and has glazed some of the most stunning super cars, such as the dendrobium by williams, the Bugatti EB110, the Cp autosports E-taxi and even the futuristic glazing of the marchi mobile elemment.

Railway Challenging design, however, is not the only area of complexity when it comes to innovative

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glazing solutions. the railway industry often requires several leading glass technologies to be integrated into one product, similar to those within the superyacht industry. heatable glass to melt ice and mist, ultraresistant glass to cope with all kinds of harsh weather conditions, special coatings and interlayers for solar and sound control, and integrated systems for multi-functionality are just some examples of glazing technologies that are used for railway vehicles today. “anyone in the glass industry can sell and takeon a project, that’s the easy part,” says nanda mantjes, BCE yacht glazing sales director. “we distinguish ourselves by only accepting a project if all facets of our service can meet the time schedule of the yard and we can fully commit to a flawless cooperation with a timely delivery and installation of our beautiful products.”

Dendrobium by Williams equipped with BCE glazing.


As the windshield needs to work in the toughest conditions, and undergo specialist technical procedures, aerospace transparencies are often referred to as being the peak of glazing technology.

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Pink Gin Vi is not just a suPeryacht, she is a statement of indiViduality and creatiVity.

Pink Gin Pink Gin VI is the largest carbon fibre custom-built sloop in the world.

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eleGant, Precision-enGineered and a feast for the eyes, suPer sailinG yacht Pink Gin Vi sets a new standard in the world of desiGn and naVal architecture. words by julia ZaltZman ALL PHoTos courtesy of Baltic yachts


he largest carbon fibre custom-built sloop in the world, Pink Gin Vi is no ordinary sailing yacht. Built by finnish shipyard Baltic yachts, and launched in july 2017, the 53.34m beauty boasts a spectacular silver hull and expansive hot pink sails that billow in the gentle breeze, swelling out bold and striking. six years in the making, refined attention to detail is the calling card of her design, with judel/Vrolijk & co. responsible for the naval architecture, and the inventiveness of design unlimited for the stunning interior and cockpit ergonomics. intended primarily for world cruising, the yacht features a straight stem and counter stern above the water, and a torpedo-style lifting bulb keel beneath it. two topsides openings requiring specialist engineering that form a balcony in the owner’s suite and side entry to the main lobby are among many stand-out features. throughout the yacht, surface finishes and textures play an important role with select materials used in unusual ways to create a tactile look. an eclectic mixture of stained oak joinery, metallic finishes and sumptuous velvets and leathers create a warm, inclusive ambience. from the velvet-lined drawers, bespoke carpet

(where inspiration was taken from a scarf) and monogrammed clothes hangers, to the subtle differences in each of the bathrooms in the sand cast hand-finished hardware, each element has been meticulously chosen, complemented by curated international artwork and bespoke loose furniture that catches the eye at every turn. “working on Pink Gin Vi has been a great and exciting challenge. the new yacht is not so much an evolution of the previous Pink Gin, but a revolution in design; a superyacht that reflects the personality and passions of the owner,” says mark tucker, director at design unlimited.

Design Details Blending the past with the present, Pink Gin Vi’s design borrows aspects from the owner’s previous Baltic yacht, also named Pink Gin. descending into the saloon, the eye is immediately drawn to a mauve self-playing piano, enjoyed by the owner for evoking happy memories of sun-downer cocktails enjoyed at a hotel in Porto cervo whilst listening to the resident pianist. alongside the music, the work of emerging Polish-born artist marcin rusak truly inspires, encapsulating dried flower petals

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Builder / Year Baltic Yachts – 2017 Designer exterior judel/Vroljik & co. and Design Unlimited Designer interior Design Unlimited Structural engineering Gurit Accommodation Owner’s cabin, 5 guest cabins and 4 crew cabins Classification GL + LY3 Length Beam Draft Light displacement Ballast

53.9m 9.55m 4.50/5.65/7.00m 250 tons Approx. 75 tons

Main engine MAN V12 1,400hp Propeller Hundested 4-bladed VP 10 HP/HP propeller Thruster Hundested retractable stern thruster FT3R, 100HP Fuel tanks 19,000l Generator Northern Light 2x M1064H Mast & Rigging Rondal mast (67.9m) and boom, Carbo-link standing rigging Sails Area m2 Main 755, blade jib 567, working jib 365, asymmetric 1838


The dining and bar space illuminated by two boom– hung hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers.

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one of two topsides openings forming a balcony in the owner’s suite.

Inviting velvet armchairs by Prom Amoria and bespoke loose furniture in the saloon.

sand cast hand-finished hardware features in the guest en suites.

The incredible saloon table by Marcin rusak encapsulating dried flower petals into resin, set within a brass frame.

The yacht is not so much an evolution of the previous Pink Gin, but a revolution in design.

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into resin, set within a brass frame, to form an incredible saloon table, flanked by inviting velvet armchairs by Prom amoria. aged, perforated copper is a recurring theme found within the owner’s dressing room and throughout the yacht, as is the use of petrified wood flooring within the owner’s en suite. Golden hues and a bamboo bed take centre stage in the owner’s cabin, partnered by a bespoke stingray-skin topped desk by harcourt london, featuring laser-cut cow horn inlays. wood panelling artwork by cuban artist roberto diago creates a feature wall in the owner’s cabin, while statement works of art by fellow contemporary cuban sculptor and illustrator roberto fabelo adorn the corridors, from sketched upon silk prints to stone statues, illuminated by natural sunlight that floods in from above through the well-positioned skylights. in addition to the owner’s suite with separate study and dressing areas, the interior layout boasts a further five luxuriously appointed en suite guest cabins, accommodating up to ten guests, and four spacious crew cabins, all Pyc

compliant. no stone is left unturned, from the stunning day head lined from floor to ceiling with silk, hand-painted and hand-embroidered koi carp wallpaper by de Gourney, not to mention a ceiling light designed to mimic the rippling look of sun when underwater, to the spacious, relaxed and well-appointed galley where the owner likes to socialise with the crew.

Exterior Styling the luxe styling continues on deck, where design unlimited has paid specific attention to partnering the exterior deck spaces with the interior. the extensive cockpit has been split into three areas; a dining and bar space illuminated by two boom–hung hand-blown murano glass chandeliers (that concertina down for compact storage when sailing), the helm positions and navigation desk, and the third area, set aft, with a relaxed seating arrangement. teak decking is paired with 8,000-year-old bog wood sourced in a deep, rich tone, and pewter metal designed to age gradually when exposed to the salt and sea air. in addition to being a designer’s dream,


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built by Finnish shipyard baltic yachts, the 53.34m beauty boasts a spectacular silver hull.

Pink Gin Vi is also full of innovative engineering features. her carbon fibre/corecell foam hull was built in three parts for better access during construction, greater accuracy and a quicker build time. each part was scanned to create a 3d image, which allowed the build team to assemble the hull with millimetre accuracy. together with the deck moulding, the carbon shell weighs just 18tons, a fraction of the yacht’s overall displacement of 250tons.

Construction Innovation The luxe styling continues on deck, where design Unlimited has paid specific attention to partnering the exterior deck spaces with the interior.

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while a deep, heavy keel is required to counter-balance the 67.9m mast (built by rondal in holland) and its vast spread of sail to ensure an exceptional sailing performance, being able to reduce draft when at anchor from an enormous 7m to just under 4.5m can be useful. three hydraulic cylinders move the fin and bulb keel into a choice of three locked positions providing shallow draft at anchor and deep draft when sailing. keeping the keel aligned is a carbon fibre casing which took two months to build using 200 layers of carbon. the keel was designed and built in conjunction with aPm in italy (all metal components except bulb) and composites engineers Gurit. one of the more intricate pieces of engineering is the stern bathing platform and stairway which folds out from the transom to

form an easy transition from deck to sea level. a bathing ladder, shower, lighting and guardwires all fold back into the transom leaving it perfectly flush while underway. car power steering technology has been developed by Baltic yacht’s engineers and esoro, a swiss specialist engineering company, to provide the helmsman with a better sensation of ‘feel’ enabling him to experience how the yacht is responding. Baltic yachts has also gone to great lengths to reduce vibration and noise levels by redesigning machinery mounts, ‘floating’ cabin modules on rubberised insulators and designing specialist composite sound shields for generators which has helped reduce sound readings to exceptionally low levels. with a cruising speed of 13kn, Pink Gin displays a plethora of design and innovation, and will set new benchmarks in super-sailing.

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Nautiq, the New Smart Infotainment Solution FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH OF OCULUS TECHNOLOGIES’ BRAND-NEW GUEST INFORMATION SOLUTION AT THIS YEAR’S MONACO YACHT SHOW, THE COMPANY’S co-founders, Kim Jansen and Stefan van Cleef, explain the reality behind the creative process of turning a concept in to a viable solution for the yachting industry.


culus Technologies B.V specialise in infotainment for the Yacht, Cruise and Aviation industries. The company, based in The Netherlands, was established in 2009, quickly developing recognition for their infotainment and bespoke solutions, particularly in the superyacht sector. Renowned for their expertise in hardware, software and design, Oculus Technologies boasts a fast-growing product portfolio and dynamic team focused on innovation, creativity and cutting-edge technology.

Oculus Technologies is renowned for its product innovation and the yachting industry has a reputation for very high expectations. So, just how difficult is it to create a new product that is truly innovative, and yet both useful and purposeful? Stefan van Cleef (Creative Director): Whatever the target market, whatever the level of expectation, a

product always has one goal. It needs to be a standardised (and widely available) solution to a problem, market need or requirement. The fact that our target market sets out such high expectations means that any product creation process must remain incredibly dynamic and involves more in-depth measures when it comes to really trying to understand the exact needs of the end user. Products may need to have a generic application but still should be able to evoke a feel of exclusivity and engage on a personal level whilst embracing innovation and the latest technology. Kim Jansen (Technical Director): All product innovation is the result of an initial idea, whether client or supplier driven, that undergoes numerous revisions until it is refined for use and practical application. Creating a new product for the yachting industry brings

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about its own unique set of additional challenges. Market research and client feedback is often impossible to truly achieve so getting to understand the actual demands of the end user can be a very slow process. Balancing that with innovation, technical development, engineering and financial calculations is a complex journey.

How did the idea for this new product come about? Stefan: About a year ago, myself and Peter, CEO of Oculus Technologies, were discussing how our current product YachtEye solves a problem. How, via the means of onboard TV screens or touch-screens, it makes yacht and journey related information accessible to guests and owners aboard superyachts, as well as making crew life easier and enhancing the overall hospitality experience. We then began talking about what we could add or change to YachtEye to further increase the level of wellbeing for everyone on board and make it more accessible to all yachts, not just the largest. Before long, we were creating a completely new product; a brand-new solution that could solve various problems for both crew and guests in their quest for excellent service and assured security. The more we talked about the concept, the better we came to understand that the problems came down to sharing information. In other words, communication. And that is how our latest product was born.

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What was the next step? Kim: To develop the idea into a product, we were very focused on ensuring we had the right people working on the product development. The new innovation has a lot of technical challenges. We wanted to play to all the strengths we had at our disposal, not just from within Oculus Technologies, but from third parties to ensure that we had the very best skill set to work with, as well as insights from other industries.

How did you then take it from concept to product development? Kim: It felt like a very natural process. It was a new product, but in some ways, it didn’t really feel like a new concept. I felt that we had been discussing the value of sharing information through the means of smart communication on and off for years; the idea of ‘how can we support the owner or guest to be more connected?’. Not only to the yacht but more importantly with its crew, fellow guests and all those specifics relating to the very trip they are undertaking. From the technical side, it was how do we make the concept physically bridge the gaps between marine technology, hospitality services, local information, safety and ultimately the overall satisfaction of the luxury travel guest. This key user focus became integral to my part in the development and ensuring the concept remained focused.


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How did you decide what ideas and features to incorporate?

So, is this the moment where you find out if the refined initial idea stands a chance?

Stefan: This is where we are reliant on user and market analysis. We had to make decisions based on what we knew our target market was looking for in terms of solutions, problems to solve, budgets, etc., and what they would embrace. One major issue for us was that despite all efforts, we simply did not have enough user and market analysis available to make what we felt were face based decisions. The yachting industry itself does not have a lot of market data available in comparison to other markets and the target groups have not been subject to extensive research, especially not when it comes to creating new products.

Stefan: To some extent. It is certainly the moment where we collate all that has happened up to this point into an end goal. This is where the ideas have to be formally brought together to showcase the entire concept: from what we envisage to how it works in reality to what is needed to achieve it. The team mapped out diagrams, scenarios, draft designs and vision and mood boards. We then brought in an interaction and graphic designer to challenge us and create a proposal for a first version of the end-user side of the product. We focused on those features within the product which represented value to the user – those features we believed people would benefit from.

Kim: We also had to consider the technical and engineering side. Could we turn our concept in to a reality? We still needed a baseline to ensure we were continuously working towards a saleable and useful product. We had neither the time nor budget to delve deeper in to research. The only thing we could really rely on was our own gut feeling and experience, which in all honesty is just not enough. We therefore decided to define a first MVP (minimal viable product). It was to be based on our gut feeling and to be tested as soon as was possible. We committed to putting all our skills and efforts into the MVP, most importantly, knowing that we might fail. We were prepared to just learn. 

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Kim: As part of the process we worked closely with Apollo Media, a team of ‘magicians’ when it comes to creative coding. They took the designs of the interaction and graphic designer to build an App in Framer which we could then test with the market. Our end-product was never, and is not intended, to only be an App, but this was the fastest and most accessible way to test with the market. We had pre-aligned industry professionals willing to test the product and the results of those tests will be the moment of truth. Those results steer the next phase. This is when the internal dream identifies with its external reality.


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Pollux stretches 111m in length and has long sweeping lines.

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The exterior design has been proportioned to allow for large aft decks and a large swimming pool on main Deck.

The upper aft decks appear to float, adding lightness to the visual weight of the design.

Covering seven deCks, and boasting long, sweeping lines, the large volume 4,750gt full Custom yaCht ConCept by amels and h2 yaCht design is the latest Collaboration between the two firms, the result of whiCh is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;teChniCally feasibleâ&#x20AC;? passenger yaCht Code Compliant platform.


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Pollux boasts seven decks and is a PYC compliant platform.

Our ambition was a design that drew on the Amels DNA and heritage, but didn’t simply reproduce existing details.


tretching 111m in length, and named Pollux (an orange-hued evolved giant star approximately 34 light-years from the sun in the northern constellation of Gemini), the exterior design by H2 Yachts has been carefully proportioned to allow for the large aft decks and the large swimming pool on Main Deck. Sporting a sophisticated tonal paint scheme with metallic silver and jet black gloss superstructure with high-polish stainless steel grill and cloud white hull, her sharp surfaces and edges play with light. “Our ambition was a design that drew on the Amels DNA and heritage, but didn’t simply reproduce existing details,” says Jonny Horsfield, Director of H2 Yacht Design. “We have looked forward to the future design direction of the Amels fleet, whilst maintaining a timeless look that captures the pinnacle of Amels yacht building.”

with a range of 6,000Nm. In profile, the upper aft decks appear to float, adding lightness to the visual weight of the design, while from the Sun Deck pool forward to the large fire pit outdoor lounge on Sun Deck aft, Pollux’s twenty guests can enjoy panoramic sea vistas. The 47 crew plus Captain can discretely access all parts of the vessel, providing the very highest levels of service, entertainment and hospitality. “Our top team of yacht building experts has long experience collaborating with worldrenowned designers and architects,” says Hans Konings, Amels Design Manager. “We have a deep understanding of shipbuilding and our strong connections with classification societies and flag states. However you imagine your Amels Full Custom yacht, you can be sure of the most advanced design and engineering with the absolute highest Amels quality.”

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Science Applied, Perf o With many of today’s iconic superyachts choosing Jotun megaimperial antifouling for underWater protection, it is not Just a Warranty of up to three years that is attracting attention to these large vessels, but more the proven performance, growing reputation of reliability and dry dockings supported and monitored by Jotun specialist coating advisors.

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e are very proud to say that Jotun is protecting superyachts, many of which are in the 100m+ category,” says marcus reynolds, Jotun global marketing manager, yachting.

Proven Product Performance predictable and reliable performance is extremely important for a yacht to maintain speed and manoeuvrability without an increase in fuel consumption. the condition of a yacht’s hull surface has a substantial impact on its energy efficiency and fuel bill. after years of development and testing, Jotun megaimperial was launched in 2002, based on the optimisation of the market leading silyl acrylate antifouling technology, tailored to fulfil the specific requirements of yachts. from the years of experience and continual innovation, the second-generation silyl acrylate technology seen in today’s megaimperial and megaimperial Xtr was developed offering the superyacht industry the most advanced antifouling system. nB: megaimperial Xtr has federal epa approval for application in the usa. non-approved paint

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can be applied to a vessel abroad, and the vessel can subsequently trade in usa waters.

Specially Developed for Superyachts Jotun has been working with silyl acrylate technology since the 1990s, with silyl based products applied on more than 10,000 marine vessels worldwide. Jotun is widely recognised as the industry’s leader in this specialist antifouling technology. silyl acrylate antifoulings are less dependent on vessel movement, providing higher flexibility with regards to vessel activity and speed, which is recommended for low activity vessels like superyachts. this is achieved by the closely controlled reaction between seawater and the silyl acrylate based resin, converting it from water insoluble to water soluble. relatively low activity of these yachts reduces the erosion rate of standard ion exchange antifoulings, so the choice of antifouling technology is important to ensure sufficient fouling protection of the hull surface, even when

the yacht is static, with minimal build-up of leached layers, which is necessary to maintain the hull fouling free.

Leached Layers ‘leached layer’ is a layer at the surface of an exposed antifouling where the composition has changed. all the water-soluble components in this layer have been dissolved and the biocides released. the remaining structure is, therefore, full of voids and fragile with reduced mechanical strength. all antifouling paints develop a ‘leached layer’. a thin layer of inert product is inevitable and shows that the paint is self-polishing and working as it should. however, an excessive thickness of ‘leached layer’ can have a negative effect, as the efficiency of the biocide release is reduced by the build-up of leached layer.

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seawater, the silyl ester group reacts in a very controlled way, as the level of hydroxyl ions is constant in the world’s oceans making it easy to predict the exact reaction rate. the covalent bond being disrupted in the silyl ester is much stronger than the ionic bonds in the ion exchange technologies under seawater exposure. it is possible to fine-tune and tailor the coating specification to suit a specific yachts’ requirements using: voyage factor, average speed and average water temperature.

Hydractive Technology to minimise the formation of leached layer affecting the coatings antifouling property, it is critical to control the coating’s water uptake. unfortunately, soluble pigments that do not remain in the leached layer usually attract water and thereby result in an increased leached layer, whereas insoluble particles that repel water tend to remain in the leached layer contributing to an increased thickness. to overcome this challenge, Jotun has coated soluble pigment particles with a molecular layer to change the

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particle’s properties. the coated particles are changed to become hydrophobic (water repellent) instead of hydrophilic (water attracting) preventing water ingress into the coating and reducing the formation of leached layer. When the predetermined amount of seawater has penetrated the antifouling’s surface layer, the particle’s coating reacts with the hydroxyl ions (hydractive) separating the coating from the soluble particle, allowing the remainder of the particle to dissolve. this provides a controlled release of biocide, protecting the hull from fouling with predictable performance. using the hydractive technology, combines a) a reduced leached layer, which improves the efficiency of the antifouling coating, and b) an improved and predictable biocide release which protects against fouling. With the hydractive technology, Jotun has taken a further step towards the ultimate fouling protection. dr erik risberg, global marketing director of Jotun marine coatings, comments: “We are proud of Jotun’s research team’s achievements with the development of the hydractive

technology; the team have proven it possible to take silyl acrylate technology to yet another level. the combination of these technologies allows a unique level of protection for superyachts, with a tailor-made specification to suit the vessel’s specific parameters. this is a huge step towards increased efficiency of superyachts through an outstanding fouling protection with both a financial and environmental impact.”


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AKZONOBEL IS A LEADING GLOBAL PAINTS AND COATINGS COMPANY AND ITS AWLGRIP SUPERYACHT BRAND IS RENOWNED FOR achieving seamless high quality results. It’s this, along with the unparalleled professional capability of its teams, which ensures AkzoNobel continues to be in demand from superyacht builders across the globe.


recent project for Awlgrip was in partnership with Latitude Yachts, which saw the creation of two unique 53m trimarans, Nautique and Galaxy of Happiness. The superb vessels, which were 30 months in the making, debuted at the Cannes Yacht Festival and saw Galaxy of Happiness win the award for the most futuristic design. The dream-like vessels, which are already renowned for their unusual design in the industry, were created by an expert team of boat builders and painters, requiring many hours of precise work by hand. Together with AGL Marine and Latitude Yachts, Awlgrip provided training, expertise and products to deliver the sleek result, which is continuing to impress audiences around the globe. Currently enjoying successful careers on the water, the trimarans almost appear as though they organically emerged from the water, with the design harmoniously linked with the sea. However, the construction of the vessels wasn’t all plain sailing, and required quick thinking, innovation and a meticulous strategy to achieve the finished product.

An Introduction to Latitude Yachts Latitude Yachts is situated on the outskirts of Riga, Latvia, in an area of industrial dockland

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with access to the Baltic Sea via the Gulf of Riga. Ideally placed for large scale builds, it is an established business which, up until this project, was primarily involved in the commercial market, such as interiors for restaurant boats and ferries. The two trimarans, created by renowned French designer, Jean Jacques Costes, marks Latitude Yacht’s first venture into the superyacht market and required temporary warehouses to be constructed so that they could accommodate the size of the impressive trimarans.

Born from the Future, Created by Hand The spacecraft-like trimarans feature a sleek central hull with wings suspended either side. To achieve the futuristic design, the two vessels were constructed from extremely light-weight carbon fibre, a departure from traditional boat building materials, which required a timeintensive modular construction. This saw each section created in a bespoke mould, which was then cured and post-cured at 85°C for sixteen hours. Following this process, all surfaces were extensively filled, faired and sanded, manipulating by hand the hulls, decks and superstructure of the trimarans to achieve seamless curved edges which perfectly


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MEET THE WORLD IN AMSTERDAM The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is the only dedicated B2B event for the global superyacht industry. With excellent networking opportunities, a broad range of showcased innovations, the hosting of the Global Superyacht Forum and its location in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the SYP is an unmissable event for every professional in the large yacht industry.

Taking place as part of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show

SuperYacht Pavilion 2016 exhibitors: 265 METSTRADE Show 2016 Number of visits: 23,700 The SuperYacht Pavilion is an event of METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the marine equipment industry.


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PAINT & COATING SYSTEMS capture the ripples of the water. Once the desired shape had been reached, the project team then encountered the unique challenge of applying Awlcraft SE in a silver metallic shade to the trimarans. The combination of the unusual shape of the vessels, and the complicated properties of applying metallic paint required the project team to adapt a unanimous painting technique. Developing this technique was essential as metallic is a challenging paint shade to apply due to the way it reflects light. If different application techniques or equipment are used during the project, the end finish would vary as the viewer moved around the vessel, and would appear imperfect.

Smoke and Mirrors To overcome this challenge, Awlgrip provided panel testing to find out what technique provided the best finish. Once this had been decided, six painters from Latvia were brought to AkzoNobel’s new training centre in Hedge End, Southampton, for an intensive course. The training ensured that all team members involved in the application used the same technique, essential for achieving a smooth and even reflection in the metallic shades. The training took place over two days and followed a course based on new Awlcraft SE paint, looking at the tools available to apply paint and the methods to apply them. The paint team left the training feeling inspired and ready to tackle the project. Once back in Latvia and as the application progressed, the team were required to use more and more innovative methods to tackle the size and shape of the vessels, which included suspending the painters from a cherry picker so they could reach every curve and maintain a consistent application technique. For the application, they used a conventional spray atomisation technique – where the paint is pressurised with an airline gun. The paint is then atomised when expelled, achieving a fine and even result. In total the vessel received, two coats of Hullgard Extra Primer, four coats of Awlfair LW epoxy filler applied in 1-2mm skims and sanded between coats, a skim of Awlfair Surfacing Filler, two coats of High Build Primer and three coats of 545 Epoxy Primer. Finally, three coats of Awlcraft SE Silver Metallic base and three clear coats of Awlcraft 2000 were applied to achieve the end result. The application of the metallic paint was completed within a few crucial hours, as any delay would have caused imperfections to the surface – this would have undoubtedly been the tensest part of the project.

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Proven Solutions Giles Thom, Superyacht Account Manager at AkzoNobel, commented: “Our team worked very closely with Latitude Yachts and the highly skilled team of applicators throughout the project, regularly visiting the site to give advice. Using a metallic based paint was no mean feat and required hours of training at our AkzoNobel base in Southampton, ensuring the end result of these magnificent vessels would be perfect. We are extremely proud to have been selected as a partner for this project and the finished vessels are truly remarkable.” Richard Gibaeud from AGL Marine, added: “There are always challenges in projects but thanks to the technology, products used and the passion we all had for this particular one, we were able to control so many of the variables. This included the futuristic curvature of each vessels’ shape and the mirror-like quality of the metallic paint – both elements were huge pressure points during the project, but were mastered by an expert team of professionals. “Overall we are hugely pleased with the project

and found the wide selection of products available from Awlgrip and the support from AkzoNobel to be fantastic. The result is simply stunning and has already received fantastic accolades from the superyacht industry. We are certain both Nautique and Galaxy of Happiness will have very successful careers on the water in the years to come.” AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip brand provides proven solutions that protect, beautify and reduce boat maintenance. The Awlgrip brand has an established world-class reputation for excellence and meets the needs of customers who expect exceptional performance, durability and brilliant visual effects.

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ianneschi can provide all ranges of pumps and ventilation systems for all types of vessels, and is a full mega yacht supplier. it has specifically developed the Gigetta control Pump, control fan and other products for oem, such as air conditioning, water treatment and cooling pumps. the Gigetta Pump is made in two-stages with a dual impeller system, which allows for a combination of centrifugal impeller characteristics resulting in high dynamic fluid efficiency, with a special helical impeller profile designed for quick priming. a double oil bath seal gives maximum strength and liability during start up functions. all components, fabricated with an impressive level of precision, are made in high-quality bronze and stainless steel ensuring the greatest resistance to corrosion. the pump has recently been renovated to increase performance and range. Gianneschi has also renewed the control Pump

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system, giving it new generation software, functionalities and improved performance. a control Pump system is two or more pumps working in parallel, controlled by an automatic system. depending on water consumption, one or more pumps are controlled at variable speeds, in order to guarantee the required water flow at the set pressure. the control Pump system is made with horizontal or vertical multistage self-priming pumps, and is suitable for systems and applications that require constant pressure from a variable water flow. the control fan is a Speed regulation System used as a variable frequency drive controller for blowers; it is ideally used in engine rooms for yachts and mega yachts. this system, designed and manufactured exclusively by Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers for specific ventilation control to achieve and maintain the best temperature in an engine room, is available in either manual or automatic rpm control modes.

the company has also developed a wide range of products and solutions suitable for other areas such as treatment systems (Bma-m, Bma-G, mV), circulation, cooling specialising and air conditioning (cB22).

The BMA-S provides a large flow of water on limited power, and is suitable for bilge, firefighting, ballast, fresh water washing and circulation applications.

The CB 22 is a centrifugal pump with open impeller designed for quiet operating with low power consumption.

Water Treatment the Bma-m is best suited as a macerator pump as it is manufactured with an integrated grinder. the special centrifugal impeller, combined with a cutting unit, make it optimal for use with discharge water containing fibrous material. the resultant small fragments combined with good water pressure allow for fluid to pass through small diameter pipes. made in the finest materials, such as bronze and stainless steel aiSi 630, the pump provides exceptional strength and excellent wear and corrosion resistance that is typical of the marine environment. the Bma-G is a centrifugal self-priming pump with an integrated anti-clogging system

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Since 1969 Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers has been a global name in the marine market.

designed for discharge water handling. made completely in bronze, it provides exceptional strength and excellent wear and corrosion resistance. it is ideally suited for slightly loaded or grey water such as waste or sewage where suspended parts are present. the mVG series electric volumetric pumps have a helicoidal metal rotor consisting of an endless screw rotating inside a stator in floating rubber with a double helix profile. this makes it possible to direct any dirty or viscous fluid, or that which contains small particles in suspension, to the water treatment system on board vessels.

Circulation and Air Conditioning Pumps air conditioning and circulation systems on marine vessels require reliable pumps to maintain steady conditions of cooling water throughout the system. in order to satisfy customer needs, Gianneschi has designed and manufactured two top quality bronze pumps: the cB 22 standard centrifugal and the Bma-S with self-priming capability. the high-quality components make these pumps light and perfectly compatible with sea water. this means it has good strength and wear resistance, resulting in reduced maintenance. the cB 22 is a centrifugal pump with an open impeller designed for quiet operating with low power consumption, while the Bma-S provides a large flow of water on limited power, and is suitable for bilge, firefighting, ballast, fresh water washing and circulation applications.

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Optimum Airflow the axial fans ell/aP series uses high efficiency aerofoil profile impellers. it is suitable for compartment ventilation where it is required to have large capacity at a relatively low pressure, such as engine rooms on board yachts. this series, which is different from normal axial fans, results in a better overall performance. for more than a decade now, the company has provided a Gianneschi Service, performing repairs and giving technical assistance where needed, in addition to giving product and administrative assistance. Gianneschi also delivers a large range of stainless steel homologated fire dampers a0-a60 fire class, with med classification.


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Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 6,500 for CliniClowns IN SEPTEMBER, AROUND A HUNDRED INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PROFESSIONALS TOOK PART IN THE ANNUAL MARITIME CHARITY GOLF EVENT, ORGANISED BY YELLOW & FINCH PUBLISHERS IN FAVOUR OF THE CLINICLOWNS. This is the seventh time the event has been organised by the maritime publishers. This year, at the beautiful Gerelingenhout golf course in Bruinisse, the Netherlands, participants of both the golf tournament and the clinic enjoyed a pleasant day of sport and networking. At the end of the day, Marco Geels, Commercial Director, handed out a cheque worth EUR 6,500 to John Donks, representing CliniClowns. “We are extremely happy to have been able to raise this amount of money together with all the participants and sponsors,” Mr Geels stated, followed by a warm thank you by Mr Donks to all present.

Save the date! Yellow & Finch Publishers will continue their commitment to good causes and organise another maritime charity golf event next year on September 13.



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Dutch luxury yacht builder Amels has strengthened its commercial team with the appointment of Rutger Dolk as Sales Manager, effective since September 2017. The new position reflects a steady rise in enquiries for the growing Amels and Damen yachting portfolio, and Dolk joins Amels after six years with the sales team at Damen Shipyards.

Tomas Michelsson has been appointed as the President for the Offshore and Merchant business area of Evac, effective from January 8, 2018. Michelsson’s previous roles include the Vessel Type Responsible Global Sales Manager for Ro-Pax and Yachts at ABB Marine, and as Director for the Marine and Offshore business unit at Marioff.

FarSounder has appointed Cassie Stetkiewicz as its new Marketing, Communications and Relationship Manager. In her new role, Stetkiewicz will be working closely with the CEO and Director of Global Sales playing an integral role in marketing, advertising, trade show organisation, public relations and the development of client relationships.

Steen Christensen has joined Fraser’s Palma office as a Sales Broker. Equipped over 30 years of yachting experience, Christensen began his career in the Danish merchant navy followed by a traineeship as shipbroker in Copenhagen. He became a yacht broker in 1990 and has experience as a yacht Captain and paint consultant.

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In September, James Bond joined Fraser as a Charter Broker. After graduating, Bond embarked on a career in brokering with ICAP plc’s yacht division, Hyde Yachts. During his extensive time in the yachting industry, James has acquired a wealth of experience and has expert knowledge of the global charter fleet and respective cruising grounds. He has sailed extensively around the Mediterranean and Caribbean and more recently orchestrated numerous charters in South-East Asia.

Peter Naeyé has joined Nautor’s Swan as Product Line Leader of the MAXI Swan Line, where he will manage all aspects of the new MAXI Swan line development including the production and successful hand-over of each MAXI Swan yacht to her proud owner. “I’m proud to become part of the Nautor’s Swan team with a focus on teamwork, Swan heritage and the development of high-end quality MAXI Swan yachts,” said Naeyé.

Yachting Developments is proud to announce that Bianca Cook – elder daughter of Yachting Developments’ founders Ian and Blanche Cook – has been selected as the tenth crewmember on board CLEAN SEAS – TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC, racing in the 2017-2018 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Cook joins skipper Dee Caffari’s mixed and youthfocused campaign for TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC after successful trials, just 44 days ahead of the start of the race.

Northern Lights, Inc., the leading manufacturer of marine power generation and climate control products has announced the promotion of Kit Purdy to Vice President/General Manager. He will be charged with bringing the Northern Lights team’s overall vision to life with his leadership and customer focus approach. Purdy’s new role includes overseeing operations including engineering and quality assurance, research and development, sales/ marketing, and production.


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OUTFITTERS PAGE New SeaBubble Silent Flying Water Taxis Launched

FarSounder Overlays S-57 & S-63 Charts

In June this year, Décision SA, which forms part of the Carboman group and is a specialist in the development and prototyping of complex composite solutions, completed the first of its five SeaBubble water taxi prototypes. The vision of pioneering hydrofoiling yachtsman Alain Thébault and champion windsurfer Anders Bringal, the premise of SeaBubble is a revolutionary and green urban transportation network that uses the waterways of our major cities. Passengers will ride in composite SeaBubble water taxis that fly silently above the water surface powered by a clean charging electric drive system. The project has already secured impressive funding as one of the fastest growing start-ups in France, and plans to operate in 50 major cities within the next five years.

FarSounder, a U.S. based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics, has upgraded its innovative SonaSoft software to be compatible with S-57 and S-63 Charts. Anyone using these chart formats is now able to overlay real-time data on their charts using FarSounder’s software and reap the many benefits of its innovative Forward Looking Sonar. “The operators of those ships preferring to use S-57 and S-63 charts are important to us,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO of FarSounder. “Our team has worked diligently, with the user in mind, to make this option a reality for them.”


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Volvo Penta Extends its Yacht Series Support


Frauscher Launches 858 Fantom Air In its 90th anniversary year, the exclusive Frauscher Shipyard has launched an 8.6m day-cruiser loaded with features. The Frauscher 858 Fantom Air motor yacht combines the premium design and top-class handling characteristics of the previous closed model – the legendary Frauscher 858 Fantom – with an even more spacious design and additional first-class details. Available with three different motor configurations and a power spectrum from 300 HP to 430 HP, the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air was developed by the successful trio that designed the Frauscher 858 Fantom consisting of Thomas Gerzer, the long-time head of development at Frauscher Shipyard, the yacht design engineer Harry Miesbauer, who is responsible for the hull design, and the renowned design partner KISKA.

Volvo Penta’s exclusive Yacht Series Support service has been expanded to cover vessels powered by the company’s new and highest performance model from the Volvo Penta IPS range, the D13-IPS1350. The landmark unit powers yachts of up to 36m. “Our Yacht Series Support has provided a great service to customers for several years now, in allowing them to enjoy their time on the water with absolute peace of mind,” says Kenneth Norlen, senior vice president of global aftermarket, at Volvo Penta. “The 24/7 support gives customers access to expert help whenever and wherever they need it, and as we have recently launched our strongest performing IPS unit, the D13-IPS1350, we can reassure owners of high-end, larger yachts, that we are available to support them at all times.” i.


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YANMAR Launches New Mid-Range Engines YANMAR, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced marine diesel engines, introduced its new series of commonrail engines to the European market during the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new 4LV series offers a range of 5 engines with outputs from 150 to 250mhp which harness the very latest in electronically managed CR fuel injection technology for the midsection of YANMAR’s range of clean and efficient diesels. Releasing three of the anticipated five HP versions, YANMAR unveiled the 150, 170, and 195mhp units. The engines have been specifically designed for the rigours of both sailing yachts over 18m, power recreational boating such as superyacht tenders, YANMAR and small commercial craft applications. BOOTH NO.


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aegean YachtS Main Office Akdeniz Caddesi 4, Yokusbasi, Bodrum 48400, Turkey t +90 252 313 26 55 F +90 252 313 84 68 Boatyard Turkevleri No: 192, Oren, Milas, Mugla / Turkey t +90 252 532 30 40 F +90 252 532 30 20 e I Aegean Yacht has been building, chartering, and refitting yachts since 1976. The company is based in Bodrum Turkey and so far has built  and sold yachts up to 66 meters LOA to all around the World. Apart from yacht building & brokerage Aegean Yacht also provides drydocking, refit & repair services at their full service 20,000m2 seaside boatyard located in Oren – Bodrum Turkey. The boatyard can to haul out vessels up to 400 tons of displacement. We provide; – New building & refit steel, aluminum & composite – Machine & Hydraulic works – Propulsion & power systems – Electrics  – Pipeworks – paint works – interior and exterior joinery – Fiberglass and epoxy – Rigging

MOOnen ShIPYaRDS BV Graaf van Solmsweg 52F 5222 BP ’s-Hertogenbosch The Netherlands t +31 (0)73 621 00 94 F +31 (0)73 621 94 60 e I contact: Emile M.M. Bilterijst Since 1981 Moonen Shipyards has become a world leader in the design and construction of “pocket-size superyachts” between 20 and 45

metres (65 and 150 feet). Moonen builds fully custom and semicustom yachts: a Displacement Series and an Explorer Series, with steel hulls, and a Fast Yacht Series of semidisplacement aluminium yachts, all of exceptional quality. The combination of premium Dutch quality and advanced technology, guided by personal client input and the keen commitment of the Moonen crew, make every Moonen yacht a joy to own and an excellent investment. Owning a Moonen yacht means joining an exclusive club, as we build just three or four yachts each year.

OceancO Marineweg 1, 2952 BX Alblasserdam C100,Box M60, B35 20, 2950 AA Alblasserdam P.O. The Netherlands t +31 (0)78 699 5399 F +31 (0)78 699 5398 e I contact: Marcel Onkenhout (CEO) Oceanco designs and builds large, luxury, custom superyachts, employing the very highest standards of engineering, planning and craftsmanship allied with the most modern facilities. Oceanco is credited with producing some of the most sophisticated and innovative luxury superyachts in the world. The numerous awards won signify and underscore Oceanco’s commitment to designing and building acclaimed superyachts of exceptional craftsmanship, style and innovation. Oceanco currently has various 85m+ superyachts under various stages of construction.

e I contact: Paul Boelens Cramm Yachting Systems designs, engineers, develops and produces hydraulic yacht equipment like: boarding ladders, passerelles/ gangways, deck cranes, sliding davits, steering machines, swimming platforms, wing-stations, stern doors and folding bulwarks. Cramm Yachting Systems has its own service department which is a partner for service, maintenance and refit projects. Cramm Yachting Systems is also a dealer for different anchorwinches, stabilizer-systems and bow- and sternthrusters.

DBR BV Lelystraat 53 – NL-3364 AH P.O. Box 1039 – NL-3360 BA Sliedrecht – The Netherlands t +31(0)184 613 200 F +31(0)184 612 654 e I contact: H.J. Hafkamp DBR BV is the Dutch specialist in Diesel Generator Sets up to 4,000kVA and Pumps for the Super Yacht, Shipping, Dredging, Oil&Gas and Windfarm Industry worldwide. The DBR standard Quality Marine Power (QMP) line are well engineered Generator sets and assembled by DBR in accordance to the applicable Marine IACS Classification Society rules.

a yacht at the highest levels of luxury. The DECA team skilfully manages personalities and talents to find the perfect fit. Each potential crew member is interviewed and their references are checked by our team. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the client. Utilizing personal relationships, technology and global positioning, we provide qualified employees to yacht owners around the globe. Our team consists of highly experienced individuals, with strong backgrounds and hands on experience in the maritime industry. 

geBhaRD electRO Innovatiepark 14, 4906 AA Oosterhout PB 61, 4900 AB Oosterhout The Netherlands t +31 (0)162 452 888 F +31 (0)162 433 761 e I contact: Ton Versluis / Richard van de Wiel Gebhard Electro is a globally operating company specialised in the design, production, installation and maintenance of electrical systems for the maritime shipping industry. We collaborate with leading shipyards on every continent. Gebhard Electro has been specialised in the high-tech world of shipbuilding since 1946. Our activities vary greatly: from just one specific task to the execution of entire projects or the management and co-ordination of all activities of all participating contractors. From our own facility in China we are in a position to deliver at competitive rates. Gebhard Electro, your one-stopshop for development / engineering / production / installation / repair service



cRaMM YachtIng SYSteMS De Seize 7, 9041 BC Berlikum P.O. Box 510, 8901 BH Leeuwarden The Netherlands t +31 (0)518 461 600 F +31 (0)518 460 802

Deca Meerval 25 3344 JG Hendrik ido Ambacht The Netherlands t +31 (0)6 436 978 34 e I contact: Miranda Driehuizen (CEO) Focusing on the luxury yacht market, DECA’s team of specialists is well versed in the skills needed to operate

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YELLOW & FINCH PAGES e I contact: J.W.E. Hopman Heinen & Hopman Engineering is a world leader in air conditioning, mechanical ventilation,central heating, refrigeration, sanitary systems, fire protection, environmental systems and air duct cleaning. Founded in 1965, the company is renowned for being an innovator in the design, engineering and installation of customised solutions. We work in four specialist areas: – Superyachts. – Commercial shipping. – Offshore industry. – Navy vessels. Our mission is to ensure that the climate ‘indoors’ will perfectly meet the needs of people and products alike, whatever the weather outside. Heinen & Hopman offers a worldwide, 24/7 service via a network of subsidiaries and sales centres.

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Beurtschipper 26-28 NL-3861 SC NIJKERK The Netherlands t +31 (0)33 246 19 86 e I contact: Jan E.M. Langman Under the name LangmanRopes we supply a wide range of quality ropes made from natural or synthetic yarns. The development, manufacturing and processing of ropes has been our profession and our passion since 1638. For the Superyacht Industry we produce high quality mooringlines which can be supplied with leather protected eyes.

MaRu WateRSPORt & InDuStRIe Uiterweg 302 B 1431 AW Aalsmeer the Netherlands contact: Margreet Elfring t +31 (0)297 363 009 e I

FENDER – FENDERHOOKS – TRANSOMFENDER For superyachts we have the brands: AERE – MEGAFEND – POLYFORM Maru has also other deck-equipment: covers, mooring-lines and boathooks, etc. We deliver to all super-yacht builders in the Netherlands. Dutch Quality and service PRODUCTS FOR PROFESSIONALS!

Mtu FRIeDRIchShaFen gMBh 88040 Friedrichshafen Germany t +49 7541 90 7003 F +49 7541 90 7081 e I MTU diesel engines and drive systems are used in commercial, military and governmental vessels, as well as in yachts. Its product portfolio for yachts comprises engines and propulsion systems delivering power outputs of 466 to 10,000 kilowatts. They

power series-built and displacement yachts as well as mega-yachts. They are complemented by standardized automation systems for monitoring and control of the propulsion plant. Completing the product portfolio is MTU ValueCare service support at over 1,200 locations around the world. Service includes engine maintenance, spare parts supply, and remanufacturing of engine components and complete drive systems.

nIcOVeRKen MaRIne SeRVIceS B.V. Algerastraat 20 3125 BS Schiedam, The Netherlands t +31 (0)10 238 0999 F +31 (0)10 238 0988 e I contact: Jacco Vermunt Distributor, 24/7 service & spare parts agent of marine equipment. In our programme there are stainless steel marine pipes and drains, filtration, anti-fouling & cathodic protection, reverse osmosis desalinators (water makers), wastewater treatment,

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vacuum sanitary systems for yachts, deck equipment (doors & hatches) and watertight sliding door systems. Our Ship Repair department is specialised in the overhaul of all types of main and auxiliary engines, including attachments i.e. governors, turbochargers, fuel equipment and the sales of spare parts and engines. We are capable of crankshaft grinding. Our service is 24/7 worldwide!

OPacMaRe S.R.l. via Luigi Einaudi, 150/154 10040 Rivalta (Torino), Italy t +39 (0)11 904 5411 F +39 (0)11 909 3022 e I contact: Cristina Moisa Opacmare designs and produces accessories for the nautical market with a high level of quality and innovation. We are developing products (standard or customized) and services able to meet the needs and the requirements of our customers, the most important shipyards in the World.

PIenIng PROPelleR Am Altendeich 83 D-25348 Glueckstadt, Germany t +49 (0)4124 9168-0 F +49 (0)4124 3716 e I contact: Mathias Pein Noise reduction relies upon the quiet operation of a yacht´s propulsion system. Piening Propeller fulfils its briefs in: Consideration of all hydrodynamic aspects during the design and an accurate manufacturing of propellers and shafts. The company is approved by all common classification societies. Repairs and adjustments of propellers are done with the same care as new builds. Piening Propellers scope of supply includes: Propellers from 500 mm upwards Shafts up to a several length of 12,000 mm Sterntubes with sealings and bearings Gearboxes type ZF www.s u p e r y a c h t - i n dustr y.c om

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SchaFFRan PROPelleR + SeRVIce gMBh Bei der Gasanstalt 6-8 D-23560 Lübeck – Germany t +49 (0)451 58323-0 F +49 (0)451 58323-23 e I contact: Matthias Eckert Designing and manufacturing of custom made propellers, complete shaft installations as well as hydraulically operated controllable pitch propellers. Particular emphasis is being put on high efficiency with low fuel consumption as well as the minimisation of noise and vibration for all ship propulsion systems. Schaffran is approved by all common classification societies. Range of products: – Fixed pitch propellers acc. ISO 484 class ‘S’ or class ‘I’ – Controllable pitch propellers acc. ISO 484 class ‘S’ or class ‘I’ – Propeller- and intermediate shafts up to a length of 16 m – Stern tubes with sealings & bearings – Shaft brackets, Nozzles – Repair-, assembly- and spare part service

WInel B.V. P.O. Box 70, 9400 AB Assen The Netherlands t +31 (0)592 366 060 F +31 (0)592 312 392 e I contact: Bert Knijp Winel is a major supplier to the large yachts market, offering a wide range of unique premium quality shell doors, platforms, pantographic doors, transom doors, bulwark doors, hatches and watertight doors. For these custom made masterpieces we use proven concepts as the basis, coupled with smart technical solutions to optimize our products. Wishes of our customers can be incorporated without compromise.

g.J.WORtelBOeR JR. B.V. Quarantaineweg 5, 3089 KP Rotterdam P.O. Box 5003, 3008 AA Rotterdam Harbournr: 2637 The Netherlands t +31 (0)10 429 2222 F +31 (0)10 429 6459 e I Yachts are always a real treat to look at and the anchors and the chain cables should look fantastic as well. Wortelboer supplies chain cables and anchors to yacht builders all over the world. Our super mirror-polished stainless-steel anchors, as well as our hot-dip galvanized anchors and chain cables (both short link and stud link) can be found on countless yachts. All our materials are approved by any of the well-known class societies such as LRS, BV, RINA, DNV/GL, ABS and RMRS.Should you wish to hide the anchor from view, we are also able to deliver stainless-steel pockets and bottom plates. Come to Wortelboer and you can be certain that the anchors and chains will be the perfect finishing touch for your yacht.

helIOS luBeOIl Louis-Krages-St. 32 D-28237 Bremen, Germany t +49 421 2233681 e mail@superyachtlube.con e I I I Lubricant supplier, lubeoil surveys for new build and refit. Owners, shipyards, management and crew assistance. Oil sampling monitoring and a lot brand lubricants available in Europe, e.g. South France, Spain, Germany and US. MTU named approvals as well as other manufacutrer specification. In Germany AGO and MGO physical supplier, duty free possible. Bulk supply by RTW and packed lubes will be delivered on individual request. Own large storage will make shipping easy. Save costs, fuel and resources with latest lubricant technology. Extent DPF and oil change interval. helios lubeoil is in the position to provide you with most kinds of lubricants. Start today and be prepared for tomorrow.

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SuperYacht Industry’s Marco Geels

MYS big, bigger, biggest Once again, the Monaco Yacht Show has taken place at the sunny Port Hercules. Our Editor Julia Zaltzman and I were both there to admire the greatest superyachts at the biggest and luxurious show, and to network with current and potential business relations. The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most important shows in our calendar, and we’re happy to say that SuperYacht Industry has been a media partner of the show for eleven years now. This year, it welcomed almost 590 exhibiting companies and 125 of the world’s most extraordinary one-off superyachts. There were so many highlights during the show, one of which was the official unveiling of Royal Huisman’s new project ‘Marlin’ – a bespoke retro-classic motor yacht with timeless exterior lines designed by Frers Naval Architecture and an interior design by the creative talents of Stirling & Co Interior Design. This yacht is offered for sale by Fraser, and I am eager, as I’m sure many of you are too, to see this dream yacht become a reality. Another project worth mentioning is German yacht builder Nobiskrug’s announced collaboration with Winch Design on a new 85m concept. A striking

dark blue hull and snow-white superstructure set the tone for this edgy, modern design. It goes without saying that there were plenty of cocktail parties and evening events to attend over the course of the four days, and I’m happy to say that I managed to find a fine balance between mixing business with pleasure. Both the Holland Yachting Group Party and the Oculus/ YachtCloud Party were two very well organised events that I attended and felt worth mentioning, and throughout the course of the show I met some promising new companies and gathered a lot of interesting news for the upcoming issues of SuperYacht Industry. The Monaco Yacht Show proved, once again, to be an unmissable opportunity to see what’s in store for the industry in 2018. I hope you, too, had an enjoyable show, and I look forward to seeing you at METS.  

There were so many highlights during the show, one of which was the official unveiling of Royal Huisman’s new project ‘Marlin’.

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