Anti-fouling escapade leaves $79m superyacht partially sunk

Photo by Triangle News
Photo by Triangle News

A luxury superyacht owned by a Saudi Prince has dramatically capsized and partially sunk while it was docked at a repair yard in Perama, Greece. The yacht, Nourah of Riyad, owned by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, was being lifted out of the water for repairs when it capsized.

The $79m USD yacht has 11 cabins for up to 22 guests and a crew of 18, a master suite, a VIP stateroom, a jacuzzi on deck and a cinema on board. There was no marine pollution as a result of the incident according to Greek City Times. The yacht turned at a 45-degree angle, becoming partially submerged in the water. The unfortunate and expensive accident happened as the vessel was undergoing anti-fouling Continue reading “Anti-fouling escapade leaves $79m superyacht partially sunk”

IMO Tier III certification for a megayacht achieved by the first Italian shipyard; CRN

IMO Tier III certification for a CRN
IMO Tier III certification for a CRN

CRN, part of Ferretti Group, is the first shipyard in Italy to receive IMO Tier III certification for the CRN M/Y 137, a soon-to-be-delivered fully custom steel and aluminium 62-metre megayacht. This success is a well-earned reward for an industrial strategy firmly centred on environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

IMO Tier III is the International Maritime Organisation standard that enshrines the naval industry’s commitment to safeguarding the environment; CRN has attained certification right from its first pleasure vessel to be delivered in early 2020. Continue reading “IMO Tier III certification for a megayacht achieved by the first Italian shipyard; CRN”

British Marine: UK marine sector growth outpaces national average

British Marine stats
British Marine stats

According to British Marine, the marine sector’s export growth has outpaced the national average (3.5% according to the Office for National Statistics), hitting the £1.5bn mark in 2018/19.

The Key Performance Indicators for the Leisure, Superyacht & Small Commercial Marine Industry Report show that new and used boat sales now account for 78% of the industry’s exports, while exports to Europe account for 74% of the total and now stand at a value of more than £1bn. Continue reading “British Marine: UK marine sector growth outpaces national average”

Moonrise: Largest Dutch superyacht ever built is launched

Moonrise, the largest yacht by waterline to be built in the Netherlands
Moonrise, the largest yacht by waterline to be built in the Netherlands

As the worldwide demand for megayachts seems undiminished, Dutch shipyard Feadship has launched the 99.95-metre (327.91-foot) Moonrise, the largest yacht by waterline to be built in the Netherlands. The vessel successfully marries sleek sensual lines with a modern masculine profile. A wide range of luxurious details, long hull windows, a glorious grey hull and striking vertical bow add to the elegance of the design by Studio De Voogt.

Moonrise has a very impressive volume thanks to a 15.50-metre beam. This has generated great interior space for 16 people across eight staterooms. There is also exceptionally high-end crew accommodation for up to 32 crew, which are bathed in Continue reading “Moonrise: Largest Dutch superyacht ever built is launched”

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