Rolls-Royce to supply advanced technology to ice class superyacht

Photo credit: Rolls-Royce

Photo credit: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has won a contract to provide the propulsion and power electric systems for a new ice classified super yacht, the 70m King Shark, being built in Viareggio by Italian yacht company Rossinavi.

The King Shark allows the owner the freedom to cruise the warm waters of the Caribbean and the freezing conditions of Antarctica in luxury.The vessel is equipped with amenities such as a soundproof cinema room, fully equipped gym, spa and massage room and owner cabin with large private terrace and round pool. Designed inside and out by Team for Design, a yacht design and architecture firm based in Venice, Italy, the style is more elegant than the typical rugged profile of an Explorer Yacht. Naval architecture is by Arrabito Naval Architects and the yacht will be certified under Rina and Lloyd’s.

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UK’s superyacht industry posts fifth consecutive year of growth with highest ever revenue figures

New figures, released in a report by Superyacht UK came as UK businesses headed to Monaco Yacht Show to showcase the best of British.

Despite continued uncertainty that followed the EU referendum and recent General Election, the UK’s superyacht sector remains buoyant, posting its fifth consecutive year of growth, contributing £450m in Gross Value Added to UK GDP, while generating an estimated £186m in taxes for the UK exchequer.

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Echo Yachts set to build new adventure support yacht

Australian custom Superyacht builder Echo Yachts is excited to unveil their new Adventure Support Yacht aptly named ‘Project Echo’ designed in collaboration with renowned industry experts Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Triton Submarines and Incat Crowther Naval Architects.

With a strong focus on both form and function, plus its 50m catamaran hull form, the 495 GT ‘Project Echo‘ introduces and demonstrates a totally fresh approach to both the charter Adventure Yacht and Superyacht Support vessel markets.

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Senior coating consultant, Jan Koudstaal, celebrates 50 years in the paint industry

On September 1st 2017, Jan Koudstaal, an IIMS member and senior coatings consultant in the superyacht industry, celebrates fifty years in the business. On September 1st 1967, he started in the paint industry when he was just 18 years old as an assistant manager/calculator at a blasting and painting company. In the following years, Jan worked in several functions at (among others) Sigma Coatings and International Paint Benelux. His specialty became tank coatings and corrosion protection.

From 2006, he travelled the world for CCS Coating Consultants for Superyachts as senior coating consultant and Technical Manager. Jan has contributed a lot to the superyacht industry for his involvement in setting the standard for Acceptance Criteria, acting as an expert witness, being the Continue reading

Lürssen delivers the gigantic 123 metre superyacht Al Lusail

Photo of Al Lusail by Jan Oddvar Eide

Photo of Al Lusail by Jan Oddvar Eide

First sighted in October 2016, those who monitor and are fascinated by the superyacht world were sent spinning! The sheer size of Al Lusail is the first thing one will notice and at 123 meters in length she can lay claims to being one of the 25 largest superyachts in the world.

Her styling is unusual and grabs one’s attention, described by Lürssen as sporty and aggressive. The exterior was designed by H2 Yacht Design the interior by March and White. She is now berthed in Kristiansand, Norway, somewhere that superyachts often sail to following delivery from European yards. The superyacht takes her name Al Lusail from a new city in Qatar and she flies the Qatari flag from her stern.

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