‘Smart Shipping’ Presentation by eMaritime Group’s Project Support Manager

George is head of Projects, Cyber defence and education at the eMaritime Group, an organisation that train and support over 250 shipping Companies World-Wide.

His training and experience for this role stems from wide and diverse experiences ranging from international distribution companies, retail, aviation and a maritime blue chip company.

He has travelled extensively and has worked on both sides of the “cyber fence”, allowing him to really understand both threat and counter-threat measures.

He is currently completing a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions BSc and outside of work you will find him developing software with the aim of customising web applications.

The Ragnar Project Brings Cutting-Edge to Exploration

Following on from the success of Legend, ICON Yachts is now set to introduce a new standard for explorer yachting with a striking new conversion project. The 68-metre former-naval ship Sanaborg is now set to be reborn as Ragnar, a superyacht with no limitations.

A comparatively younger vessel, Sanaborg was launched in 2012 as an ice-break multipurpose support supply vessel in Holland. Now, ICON Yachts – along with the British design studio RWD – has repurposed the global explorer, complete with striking new design language.

With a style designed to echo medieval warfare craftsmanship, combined with a unique sense of contemporary lines and striking first impression style, Ragnar is the result of a close collaboration between owner, studio and shipyard.

Below the stylish superstructure will be a high-grade performance hull, making Ragnar one of the very few certified superyachts in the world with an ICE Class A1 certified hull with LY3 class and 6,000 nautical mile range.

With the shipyard coining the project as having the ‘strength of a Rhino disguised as a Swan’, Ragnar is the ultimate combination of experience, style and adventure. She also has space to accommodate an arsenal of toys on board, with a luxury Ripsaw vehicle (pictured), an EC145 Helicopter, two 8-metre tenders, two 6-metre ribs and a submarine.

The spaces on board are designed to maximise space for guests on board, with exciting design elements such as a snow room, spa and a ski room to store equipment, floating beach club and all the expected superyacht facilities.

We had the pleasure of seeing Sanaborg first hand upon our visit to the ICON Yachts shipyard, and greatly look forward to bringing you more on the project as it progresses.

Ultimate super yacht docks at Auckland’s Westhaven Marina

Eos, which translates to “Greek goddess of dawn”, dwarfs other yachts at Westhaven Marina.

Aucklanders are flocking to Westhaven Marina to catch a glimpse of and snap a photo next to one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world.

At almost 100 metres long, the super yacht Eos can be clearly seen from as far away as the Harbour Bridge.

Wikipedia described Eos as a three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner made in Germany in 2006.

Eos was one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world, and as of 2009 was owned by movie and media billionaire Barry Diller, husband of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, Wikipedia said.

Some reports value the vessel in excess of US$150 million (NZ$217m).

Auckland man and boat enthusiast Bruce Leeg said he spotted the Eos as he was driving over the Harbour Bridge this morning, and decided to go and get a closer look.

It was amazing to stand beneath it and “soak up the sheer size of the thing”, he said.

“It just makes me so incredibly proud to be a Kiwi,” he said.

The Benetti FB 273 Charges Forward for 2019 Launch

Designed by Benetti, the latest FB 273 superyacht project (a.k.a. Alkhor) is advancing rapidly in line for her launch in 2019. With distinctive style and expert construction from the Italian giants, we take a look at just one of the projects bringing Benetti into a new era.

With her aluminium hull and superstructure connected at the start of the month, this six-deck superyacht is charging through construction and forming the first look of a new line.

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. The Skydeck houses a jacuzzi whose glass floor serves as a skylight for the stairwell and the elevator that connects all the decks, while an open air dining area occupies about 60 square meters in the stern of the Sun Deck.

The owner’s large apartment is located on the Upper Deck; it features a living area furnished with sofas and armchairs that offers a splendid view of the sea, walk-in wardrobes, a bathroom and, in the center of the yacht, an office and private terrace. And there’s more: the plans for this deck also include a gym with a massage table and a living area with TV and home theatre systems.

Other entertainment areas are planned for the Main Deck, which has a huge full beam dining space and a 105 square meter living room with various sofas, armchairs and a screening area.

The guest night area, consisting of six double cabins, will be on the Lower Deck. The crew will have a total of nine cabins, accommodating a maximum of 12 people, arranged in such a way as to guarantee total privacy for both owners and guests. There are also plans for a tender, two jet skis and a rescue boat compartment.

Two 2,400 hp Caterpillar engines will give the yacht a range of 5,000 nautical miles at its low consumption speed of 12 knots, while the top speed will be roughly 16 knots. With the engines at 85% of full load, the speed will be 15 knots. Like the other mega yachts built by the shipyard, the level of noise and vibration will be kept very low.

Project Maximus concept rearranges the superyacht

Clifford Denn already has a portfolio that puts him in the elite category of maritime designers having previously designed passenger cruise liners for Cunard (such as the Queen Mary 2) and P&O. His latest concept, Project Maximus, shown at the Monaco Yacht Show last week, could begin a trend for superyachts by putting the wheelhouse one deck down and devoting the upper deck to the passengers, just as he has done with his work for Viking Ocean Cruise vessels.

The GTT 115: Launching a Modern Gentleman’s Yacht

Dynamiq is delighted to announce the launch of the GTT 115, the avant-garde hybrid superyacht designed in conjunction with cult 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. GTT 115 is undoubtedly the most advanced superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show with her round-bilge hull form, podded propulsion, Hull Vane and exclusively developed stabilization system with 4 fins and interceptors.

Her bespoke hybrid system with 3 variable-speed generators are tributes to our strong belief in the sustainable future of yachting. At just 35 meters overall, the yacht offers the versatile spaces and feeling of a much larger vessel.

On top of all this, GTT 115 is finished to the highest quality and looks super cool in her fashionable Rhodium Grey metallic paint. We decided to limit production to 7 units to make the GTT 115 a true collector’s item.”, continues Dobroserdov.

“Taking the spirit of high-performance sportscar styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance,” says Roland Heiler, CEO of Studio F. A. Porsche.

The GTT 115 will make her international debut at the coming Monaco Yacht Show and will be moored at berth H01 directly in front of the prestigious Monaco Yacht Club, where Dynamiq has its exclusive showroom.

Dynamiq’s first launch, 39m Jetsetter, will also be anchored in the Bay of Monaco and a tender will be available to shuttle VIP guests between the two superyachts.

The GTT 115 Hybrid is listed for sale at €13.950.000 Euros, while previous launch ‘Jetsetter’s’ asking price is €14.545.500.


Original Source: http://www.superyachts.com/news/the-gtt-115-launching-a-modern-gentlemans-yacht-6175.htm

Highspeed yacht crew requiring highspeed navigation training

The increase in yacht speed and performance has also meant an increase in the requirement for highspeed navigation training. 

New highspeed (30kn+) vessels being produced have required a new set of skills from their crew. It has been noticed that officers and crew have struggled to keep up with demands on their bridge team management skills as they are traversing the oceans at highspeed. Training companies are now having to adapt their standard ECDIS and bridge courses to accomodate this new demand.

Bridge training has been especially useful as it has allowed a safe environment to push crew to their limits and throw a range of potential real life scenarios at them.

The future of yachting is speed as well as luxury, and the industry has to be pro-active in responding to necessity.

The Gotham Project Superyacht is Becoming a Reality

The stealthy Gotham Project looks like the caped crusader of superyachts, but it’s designed around comfort and accessibility.

One of the coolest-ever yacht concepts, inspired by Batman’s mask, took a turn toward reality after four years of planning. The keel-laying ceremony for the Gotham Project, the sleek, black 150-footer with a pointed bow and Batman-ears arch, recently took place at the Bloemsma aluminum facility in Makkum, Holland. The Gotham Project is a joint venture among designer Ivan Erdevicki, Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts, and project broker Harry Bristow-Holmes. Van Oossanen Naval Architects designed the running surface.

The black beauty is powered by twin 2,000 hp MTU engines that should deliver a top end of 26 knots, with a transatlantic range at 12 knots. The aluminum hull and superstructure resemble several Italian- and Turkish-built yachts with sloping, beak bows, but the stylized Batman profile, tinted windows, and dark exterior give this superyacht a one-of-a-kind presence.
Despite the stealthy, buttoned-down look from the water, Erdevicki designed plenty of open social spaces across the yacht. The foredeck not only has three sunbeds, but features a large Jacuzzi at the foot of the beds.
The exterior helm station is up by itself, instead of being part of a traditional flybridge layout, while the outer deck below has dining tables and two wet bars with integrated stools. On the deck below are even larger alfresco tables in the cockpit that lead into the main saloon. The bottom deck leads to the beach club and features a broad swim platform with a retractable staircase that will let guests come and go more easily from the stern of the yacht.
Like Wayne Manor, the Gotham Project will feature a custom glass wine cellar, a gymnasium, and large entertainment areas. The yacht will have four staterooms for eight guests, while the full-beam (27 feet 11 inches) master suite will be home to the fortunate owners. The 6-foot-10-inch draft will allow the boat to cruise into many harbors and coastal waters that would be closed to other yachts of the same length. The Gotham Project will also be LY3 certified for charter. The yacht should be completed for delivery in the spring of 2019.