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Products

GOST Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System
To Track Progress of Unique Circumnavigation
Mobile CEO, Family To Embark on Three-Year Voyage Aboard Lagoon 500
  

Lagoon 500 and Leonard family
The three-year circumnavigation of the Leonard family – Scott, Mandi, Griffin,
Jake and Luke -aboard their Lagoon 500 Three Little Birds will be tracked
by a GOST Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) – The Nav-Tracker GPS tracking system from boat security systems supplier Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST – formerly Paradox Marine) will be used to monitor the progress of Three Little Birds, a Lagoon 500 catamaran, on a unique three-year circumnavigation.

Boat captain Scott Leonard and his family (wife Mandi, sons Griffin, Jake and Luke) will set sail in July and throughout the voyage, Scott plans to become “The Mobile CEO” – running his multi-million dollar financial services firm while sailing around the world on his 50 foot yacht.

“With so many people interested in following the progress of our trip, having GOST’s Nav-Tracker GPS tracking system on our boat is critical to providing up to date, fully automated location information. Add to that the peace of mind provided with the geofence when we have to leave the boat in remote locations to return home for work,” said Scott Leonard.

GOST Nav-Tracker can be used to track a vessel (or an entire fleet) from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. A boat’s precise voyage and exact location can be viewed on Google Earth and as new reports come in from the Nav-Tracker, they are automatically updated to the site.

“With Nav-Tracker installed aboard Three Little Birds, we have an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the unique vessel tracking and monitoring capabilities of our system around the world,” said GOST President Jay Keenan.

GOST Nav-Tracker

When a Nav-Tracker transmitter is mounted on a vessel vessel and armed, a wireless ‘geo-fence’ with a 500-meter radius is created. If a boat is moved outside of this fence, Nav-Tracker uses Inmarsat based GPS satellite technology to monitor a boat’s location and notify up to ten people by email and/or text message every 2 minutes with the exact latitude/longitude, speed and heading of the vessel.

For more information about the Leonard family and the voyage of Three Little Birds, visit www.themobileceosetssail.com or contact Beverly Doman, 1+213.706.9321.

For more information about Nav-Tracker and other GOST vessel security, monitoring, tracking and surveillance products, visit www.gostglobal.com or call 1+954.565.9898.

Global Ocean Security Technologies – 1200 NE 7th Avenue #4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 USA

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Technology

A few postings ago, I reported on a new trend, the ASV or Air Supported Vessel, that seems to show some positive results. Here is a follow-up sent to me by Ulf Tudem, the General Manager of Effect Ships International AS, the Norwegian company that along with several others, including U.S.-based Axcell, appears positioned on the forefront of the next trend in propulsion efficiency. I’m going to follow this technology and hopefully, will be getting aboard several of these new boats in the near future.

Amazing results from testing of 65’6″/20m ASV Mono demonstrator.

Effect Ships International AS (ESI), the Norwegian company behind the innovative Air Supported Vessel (ASV) technology, reports truly spectacular results from resent testing of their fully instrumented 65’ test- and demonstration ASV prototype.

The ASV concept test and demonstration vessel:
The 65’6″/20m ASV demonstrator with a beam of 17’7″/5.4m offers class leading interior space. From an operational point of view, the novel concept sets new standards in efficiency, and low consumption for operation in the 15 – 35 knots speed range. Whereas 30 knot+ conventional vessels with shaft drive of this size normally require between 2,000 and 3,000 HP for propulsion,  the ASV Mono has only 2 x 435 HP and uses two small series 1 Volvo Penta IPS 600 drives.

The difference in overall system weight between the two alternatives, including engines, gearboxes, prop system, auxiliary systems, tanks and required fuel (to obtain an acceptable range) for a vessel of this size can represent as much as 5 tons or more. When medium to high speed is required, weight is always an issue for reducing consumption. ESI will combine market leading ASV low hull resistance with high-efficiency pod propulsion and lightweight construction. The ambitious goal is to cut fuel consumption by a staggering 50% in the 15 to 35 knots speed range.

On the ASV test vessel a Volvo Penta D3 engine is supplying power to the lift fan system. The D3 is located in the main engine room, and power is distributed to the lift fan in the bow of the vessel via a Bosch Rexroth hydraulic system. In series production, power to the lift fan could alternatively come from a PTO on the main engine(s). Electric powering of the lift fan is also possible.

From the outside, an ASV Mono will resemble any semi-planing conventional vessel. The only element distinguishing an ASV from the mainstream boats is the air intakes high up on either side of the bow. Talking about bows, an ASV can be configured with all common types, including “Wally type” and various variants of bulbous configurations, giving most boat builders freedom to combine their use-, design- and image-criteria with the ASV hull technology principles.

The small and compact engine/pod propulsion package is another major ASV Mono benefit, allowing more of the volumes down below to be utilized for accommodation space. The double inlet, single outlet centrifugal fan system is located far forward in the bow, and the duct down into the air cushion chamber will normally be arranged with outlet to the air cushion chamber underneath the forward VIP cabin double bed.

The patented ASV Mono concept combines the principles of air cushion support, planing surface areas and buoyancy volumes, where each element is contributing to ultra low resistance, efficiency, performance and safe handling of the vessel at different speeds and operational conditions.

The air cushion chamber is covering a major part of the vessels water foot print. When filled with pressurized air, the air cushioned section of the hull is completely separated from the water, reducing the total wetted surface of the vessel substantially. The air pressure on the test vessel is between 3.5 and 4.5 kPa depending on vessel loading. Although the fan system has the capacity to deliver almost 15 m3 of air pr second, the volume flow and lift fan power requirement during normal calm water operation is very low. In waves the ventilation from the air cushion increases, and somewhat more volume flow and fan power is required.

The height and volume of the cushion chamber are related to each ASV hull form and targeted operation. On each side of the air cavity, the vessel has a propulsion body, a planing hull section designed partly to generate lift at speed and to house the pod propulsion unit. These bodies will remain wetted and will secure green water to the propulsors.

In the aft of the air cushion chamber an air cushion enclosure flap arrangement is located. The main function is to seal the cushion to prevent excess ventilation. On the demonstrator the flap is controlled with special air valves, enabling the operator to adjust the setting- and damping of the flap during different operational conditions. A Humphree interceptor system may also be fitted, and will give the operator added options to fine tune the vessel trim, during different loading, as well as assisting in giving the vessel the targeted response and lateral trim in a turn.

Operating the vessel:
Inside the harbor an ASV will be operated without the fan system running, and will behave very similar to any conventional “wet” hull. The underwater hull-elements are gripping the water as least as efficiently as a conventional V-shaped hull giving low sideways drift when operated at low-speed and heavy wind. The wide separation of the pod propulsors, combined with joystick maneuvering make the vessel a joy to handle, and eliminates the need for bow (and stern) thrusters. The vessel responds quickly and controlled in most situations and will go sideways and up wind if required.

When engaging the air cushion enclosure flap to seal of the cushion chamber, and then starting up the lift fan system, the vessel will, even with no forward speed, hover effortlessly out of the water almost instantly. In this situation some 70 – 80% of the vessels weight is supported on a cushion of pressurized air. The feeling resembles standing in an elevator when the elevator starts up. The actual rise of the test vessel, from dead in the water to up on the cushion, corresponds to some 15.7″-19.7″/40-50 cm. On the cushion, the vessel will accelerate swiftly forward, still with almost neutral trim, picking up speed rapidly.

Another noticeable difference with a conventional boat is the lack of “hump” and typical struggle to overcome the “hump”. The wake wash from standstill, through the transition phase, cruise speed to flat-out is remarkable modest. The general comment to the wake wash is “almost no wake wash at all. People having tried out the ASV concept all note the obvious low hull water resistance, and the fact that the vessel stays on top of the water, rather than trying to force its way through the water.

When taking the vessel at 30 knots into a fairly sharp turn, the vessel rides with almost neutral lateral trim, not banking in as most comparable conventional vessels will do. The turn is felt safe and predictable, and the speed loss is minimal. Pushing on at 30 knots or more, and suddenly turning off the lift fan system completely, results in nothing more than a very soft deceleration. The speed is dropping to 18 – 19 knots and the vessel is then continuing in an “off cushion” mode.

In a sea state, the air cushion will act as a motion damper, soften the ride, and reduce slamming. Due to the underwater hull form, in some ways resembling a catamaran, the vessel has much less roll motion. The ride feels safe and predictable. Depending on planned use, ESI may offer several hull variants, including a variant internally denoted “ASV Soft Motion Mono Hull”, designed to handle a though sea conditions at high speeds with reduced onboard motions and improved passenger comfort.

Performance and fuel consumption:
The ASV concept demonstrator is equipped with instrumentation for logging various operational data, including powering and fuel consumption. The ASV test team has recorded systematic fuel and speed readings throughout the full speed range. During these tests the lift fan system has been adjusted for optimum overall efficiency of the vessel. The tests have revealed very interesting results. So far tests have been carried out at three “design” loads: 19, 21.5 and 22.5 tons. In addition tests have also been completed with 27 tons, a significant overload over design weights. At 19 tons and 9.2 kn the total consumption was .8gal/3.06 l/NM. At 13.4 kn, a typical hump speed for a comparable conventional hull, only 1gal/3.76 l/NM.  At 24 – 28 kn the fuel consumption was still remarkably low, 1.02gal/3.89 – 1.15gal/4.38 l l/NM. At 31.4 knots still below 1.2gal/4.6 l/NM. At 21.5 tons, the fuel consumption of the main engines were virtually the same as with 2,5 tons less, the lit fan engine consumed somewhat more to support the higher load.. At 30.5 kn the consumption was still below 1.3gal/5 l/NM (4.95) only some 0.9gal/0.36 l/NM more than at 19 tons.

The test vessel will, in the near future, also be  with evaluated with even higher loads to assess and document the effect of excess loading to performance and fuel consumption. A max speed of 33 knots was recorded for all load alternatives; with main engine RPM of around 3600 RPM, indicating that the propellers most likely could have had somewhat higher pitch. At 27 tons the vessel still reaches 32 knots, and the fuel consumption is only a little over 1.6gal/6 liters/NM even at speeds close to 30.

Comparisons with market leading contenders having conventional hull and shaft propulsion:
Comparing statistics and tests of fuel consumption for conventional 60 – 65 feet vessels reveal that at 25 – 30 knots, consumption values between 2.6gal/10 and 3.2gal/12 liter/NM is the norm. The fact that an ASV consumes less than 1.3gal/5 liter/NM at same speed is quite astonishing and represents a technological shift. Not only is a cut in refueling cost of more than 50% something to applaud, smaller engines and systems represent also less initial investments. Environmental impact, including emissions to water and air, from use of larger pleasure boats, will undoubtedly be given higher priority in the years to come. With ASV technology at least 50% reduction can be achieved today.

Plans for exploitation and dissemination of the ASV technology:
Effect Ships International AS, plans to license access rights to use the ASV technology, IPR and patent to selected yards, yachts and pleasure boats builders constructing vessels from 12 m upwards to 100 m and more. The new ASV concept, patented in all major marine markets around the world won the “European Motor Boat of the Year 2011 – Innovation – Award”, at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany end of January. This award and splendid feedback from all that have tested the boat certainly boost the confidence for the new technology.

With the ASV demonstrator in the water, yards and boat builders are invited to come and test the vessel and discuss commercial arrangements related to exploitation of the new, environmental friendly concept.

If you would like to know more about Effect Ships International and its ASV technology, contact Ulf Tudem, General Manager: Phone: + 47 334 65 650; Fax: + 47 334 65 610; Mobile: + 47 908 51 311; Skype:       ulf.tudem; e-mail: ulf.tudem@effectships.com; or at the company Website: www.effectships; www. seseu.com

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Yacht Spotting and New Launches

 

The Nordhavn 63 is yet another iteration of one of our most proven hull forms, the Nordhavn 55.
Due to its performance and interior layout capabilities, the N55 has fast become one of the most popular,
and one of the most tested models we’ve produced. We designed the 60-foot version of the N55 platform
to meet owners’ demands for increased space.

One of P.A.E.’s greatest qualities is the ability of our Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman, and his engineering staff to continually conceive, design and introduce exciting new models. The new 63 is actually an aft wheelhouse version of the N60 and its extended cockpit and boat deck. Looks-wise, however, the new model retains the same salty feel that popularized the Nordhavn 62. For those who love the N62 but have a width restriction at their slip, the N63 may be the perfect choice with its 18-foot beam. While the 63 shares the same hull as the N55/60 designs, an entire new deck and engine room mold have been created for it, providing increased interior
volume and added amenities.

For instance, just forward of the engine room door on the 55/60 sits the utility room with washer/dryer
and freezer. On the 63, this area has been expanded to also include a crew quarters to port with fixed
berth and pipe berth at forward end. Another layout change is the centerline guest stateroom and four
large opening port lights, both of which come standard.

Perhaps the greatest attribute of the N63 is realized while stepping through the cockpit door. Not only is
this boat incredibly spacious, it exudes luxury. Standard on the 63 is the same raised paneled cherry wood
that was ordered on hull #1 of the Expedition Yachtfisher. And in the galley is a V700 Series
Subzero refrigerator and freezer, as well as a U-Line freezer in the utility room, providing enough storage for extended traveling.
 
The main salon is larger than both the 55 and 60 and offers two wrapping settees for entertaining with the galley on the same level. A unique hatch alcove on the port side of the Portuguese bridge allows light and air below to the galley; it sits just above the GE stainless steel LPG 4 burner stove and convection/ microwave oven.  Like all Nordhavns, granite countertops are beautifully crafted from your selection of our latest array of samples.Two steps below the main salon you will find the master cabin near amidships on the port side. A walkaround bed facing athwart ships with two large ports creates a light and airy feeling in the cabin. The master head is designed to please the first mate. The space and furnishings in all areas are designed to be as welcoming as they are beautiful. Opposite the master cabin on the starboard side is the day head which is convenient to the main saloon and is complete with shower and opening ports for light and air.

Forward to the bow is the guest cabin which rivals the master cabin with its port lights, a walkaround bed
on center line, drawers and cedar lined closets for clothing storage.

A great view all around is provided from the wheel house which is just about the same height as the 55
but aft which gives added protection and that very cool look that has made the 62 such a popular model. 
A very handy off-watch cabin aft on the same level, keeps crew close to the action if needed and also 
provides a full head and shower on starboard. Just beyond the pilot house is the open aft lounge deck
with full 360 degree access to the Portuguese bridge. Port and starboard control pods on the Portuguese
bridge are an option that can be added amidships for ease in docking.

The 63 is powered by the John Deere 6081AFM w/M3 rating of 330 HP @ 2,300 rpm, which is keel cooled to enable a dry stack exhaust. The transmission is an equally bullet proof ZF ZFW320 with a 4 to 1 reduction gear. The Nordhavn 63 has a projected fuel capacity of 2,250 gallons contained in four main tanks and one aluminum “day tank” holding 31 gallons which gravity feed from main wing tanks and center tank.  As with all Nordhavns a range of at least 3,000 nm is projected. The large open foredeck can support a tender as large as 15-1/5′ and it comes standard with a Steelhead ES 1500 telescoping yacht crane with a 1500-lb. safe working load.
 
Another design cue taken from the N75 EYF is the updated dry stack which trails aft of the radar platform
and forms the support for the dual tracking domes atop the pilot house. Judging from the interest we have
seen on N63, this newest addition to the Nordhavn line is on track to become the next new classic.

For more information, visit www.nordhavn.com

Standard Specifications

LOA: 62′ 6″ / 19.05 M

LWL: 57′ 3″ / 17.45 M

Beam: 18′ 0″ / 5.49 M

Draft: 6′ 8″ / 2.03 M

Displacement: 143,000 lbs. / 64.86 MT

Water Capacity (approx.): 600 gals. / 2,271.2 L

Fuel Capacity (approx.): 2,500 gals. / 9,463.5 L

Holding Tank Capacity: 120 gals. / 454.2 L

Gray Water Tank Capacity: 110 gals. / 416.4 L
 
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Posted by on June 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Tecnomar Set To Complete 45m, “Ouranos”, Tri-Deck Early 2012

Tecnomar Yachts For SaleTecnomar is working on a 147 foot/45-meter megayacht expected to be completed at the start of next year. Her name is simply, “Ouranos” and the new yacht is a member of Tecnomar’s Nadara 45-meter series of yachts. According to Tecnomar the model type is their largest and fastest tri-deck planing yacht.

She will be able to accommodate 14 guests making her a terrific yacht charter candidate.

Comfort, perfect stability, state-of-the-art technology, elegance and high performance create something unique and exclusive. Her exterior design is simple and elegant and the interior layout is spacious and functional. Her spacious living and relaxing areas are the product of Tecnomar’s continued dedication to the study of space and light, providing an unforgettable, comfortable and relaxing cruising experience.
Tecnomar Yachts’ flagship model, the Nadara 45, will be the largest and fastest tri-deck planing superyacht in the world.
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Dimensions & Specifications
Length: 147 feet/45 meters
Beam: 27 feet/8.3 meters
Displacement: 240 tons
Staterooms: 7
Crew Quarters: 5
Fuel Capacity: 6,340 gal/24,000 liters
Water Capacity: 1,321 gal/5,000 liters
Waste Capacity: 264 gal/1,000 liters
Hull Material: GRP
Main Engines: 2x MTU 16V4000 M93 4184hp
Generators: 2x Kohler 7kW Generators EFOZD
Gearboxes: 2x ZF 7750 V-Drive (3:1)
Propulsion: 2 fixed-pitch propellors (Marinox 17)
Max Speed: 30 knots
Cruising Speed: 27 knots
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Tecnomar Yachts For Sale

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Products

 TRAC Ecological PSR™ Scale Remover


TRAC Ecological PSRTRAC Ecological is the leading supplier of safe, environmentally friendly and effective onboard water system cleaning products.

Fresh water produces residues, including scale, silicate, calcium, sludge and other mineral deposits. PSR™ safely removes these residues from potable water systems.

Made from food grade-rated materials, non-toxic and bio-degradable PSR is safe for users, equipment and the environment. It will not harm the properties of most surfaces including plastic, metal, rubber, fiberglass, vinyl, wood, or paint. (However, care should be taken when PSR™ is used with zinc based metals such as zinc anodes, tin, or galvanized materials.)

Sold in concentrated form. One gallon of PSR™ treats approximately 30 to 40 gallons of potable water. Available in 1 gallon bottle, 5 gallon pail, 55 gallon drum or 250 gallon tote tank.

More info: www.trac-online.com or call 1+954.987.2722.

TRAC Ecological Products, 3402 SW 26th Terrace, Suite B-11, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 USA

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Engines And Power

YANMARS POWER UNIVERSAL’S WATER TAXIS 12,000+ HOURS

The innocent-looking water taxis at Universal Orlando Resort are actually hard-working craft hiding behind their pretty wood finishes, running all day, every day of the year.  Nearly constant use has been no problem for the Yanmar 4JH5E diesels powering four of the taxis, two of which have logged more than 12,000 hours each.  A new boat using the dependable Yanmar 54 hp engine is also under construction, all supplied by Mastry Engine Center.

The free taxis run between Universal City Walk and the onsite Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Portofino Bay Hotel.  The 40′ canopied boats, accommodating 50 passengers, work from park opening until after midnight, 365 days a year.  Each hotel has a dedicated taxi visiting every 15 minutes, putting heavy demands on the engines.  Adding to the stress is a docking maneuver that includes a hard turn, running the engine forward while taking on passengers, then spinning the drive 180° to reverse the process.

The 4-cylinder, water-cooled 4JH5E yanmar engines, running on a biodiesel blend, have stood up to the test and then some.  The Yanmar powering It’s A Wrap has logged more than 13,000 hours.  Reel Thrill’s engine has already helped transport resort guests for more than 12,000 hours, while the newer taxis Silver Screen and Take Two have over 9,000 hours between them.

The quiet and fuel-efficient Yanmar 4JH5E diesel serves double-duty as either a recreational pleasurecraft or light-duty, commercially-rated engine.  EPA Tier 3 compliant, the direct injection, naturally aspirated engine offers an excellent horsepower-to-weight ratio and is available with a choice of mechanical clutch or hydraulic disc drives to fit many applications.

“We continue to be impressed by Yanmar’s outstanding dependability,” said Mastry’s general manager, Kevin Carlan.  “From our perspective, this is a huge success story, as the engine’s performance has exceeded our expectations.  The compact 54 hp 4JH5E diesel proves itself in many high-use applications, and is great for light-duty commercial use.”

Established in 1962, Mastry is a well-respected leader in marine and industrial gasoline and diesel engine applications and installations.  Providing power solutions to OEM and re-power markets, it supports a network of over 140 authorized dealers throughout the US and Caribbean.

Contact Mastry Engine Center, 2801 Anvil St., N. St. Petersburg, FL  33710.  727-522-9471; Fax: 727-527-7013.  www.mastry.com.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Engines And Power

YANMAR SHINES IN ACCELERATED ENDURANCE TESTING

Recognized nationwide for his fishing expertise, Capt. Dave Mistretta has spent more than 30 years as a big game saltwater guide in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. His Dorado 40, Jaws Too, employs a 530 hp Yanmar 6CX-530 engine supplied by Mastry Engine Center. As one of the first to try out one of these engines, Mistretta easily logged over 2,200 hours of operation in just two years.

When most boaters put an average of 100-200 hours a year on their engine, it can be hard to gather enough data to quickly determine its level of reliability. “I kind of did five to ten years worth of testing on the 6CX-530 in only two years. I ran it constantly, day in and day out, pushing it to the limit in all kinds of rough conditions without any problems. This accelerated test has proven the high quality of Yanmar engines to me.”

“After three decades of chartering, I’m totally loyal to Yanmar products. I wouldn’t try anything else for power,” said Mistretta.  “During the install and after, Mastry was easy to work with and very knowledgable about the 6CX-530. Any questions I had, they could answer.”

The 6CX-530 is a 6-cylinder, vertical, water-cooled diesel engine producing 530 hp at 2,900 rpm. It is also EPA Tier 2 compliant. The 6CX-530 can push Jaws Too over 30 mph. Sleek, fast and comfortable, the boat is available for charters.

Capt. Dave Mistretta has dominated both the charter industry and the tournament circuit throughout his career. He’s been featured in nationally published magazines, writes a fishing column and provides expert advice to thousands via TV appearances.

Established in 1962, Mastry is the company to turn to for challenging gasoline and diesel engine applications and installations. Providing power solutions to OEM and re-power markets, it supports a network of over 140 authorized dealers throughout the US and Caribbean.

Contact Mastry Engine Center, 2801 Anvil St., N. St. Petersburg, FL  33710.  727-522-9471; Fax: 727-527-7013.  www.mastry.com.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Dock News

Dock News

Megayacht Marina Opens In Croatia for 2011 Yachting Season
Megayachts are getting a new hot spot in The Med this Summer with new 79 new superyacht berths in Mandalina Marina & Yacht Club in Croatia.

Croatia’s first megayacht marina is based deep in Sibenik Bay, 5 nautical miles from the open sea that enables easy and safe access to superyachts up to 140 meters in length. It is situated in scenic town of Sibenik, between two national parks, the Kornati Islands and Krka waterfalls in Middle Dalmatia, considered by many yachtsmen to be the most beautiful cruising area in the waters of Croatia.

The depth by the coastline near the marina is suitable for superyachts with a 19’7″ (6 meter). The depth by the concrete floating pontoons is deeper than 49′ (15 meters).

The close proximity of NCP Repair Shipyard, which specializes in megayacht refit, repair and maintenance provides an additional convenience for the marina’s clients near this Adriatic marina.

Facilities available at the Mandalina Marina & Yacht Club include: potable water and electricity (16-250 amps), telephone connectivity, full-time professional marina staff, WiFi internet access, first-class restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, parking on the marina ground, video surveillance of the vessels, vast yacht charter options, corporate programs division, fuel station, 5-star restaurant and grocery and ships store. http://www.marina-mandelina.com

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2011 in Dock News

 

Yacht Spotting And New Launches


Benetti Yachts Launches Megayacht, “Mary-Rose”, Another Fine Yacht in the Delfino 93 Series

Another megayacht launch splashes into the water at the Benetti Yachts Viareggio facilities in Italy. She is the second Delfino 93 megayacht of that new series. The first debuted the 2010 Cannes Boat Show.

The construction of Mary-Rose is composite in nature. Her interior-which is by yacht designer, Carlo Galeazzi, plays host to 10 guests. Her top speed is dialed in at 14 knots with cruising a few knots slower. Her range at 12 knots is expected to be 1,500 nautical miles.

Mary-Rose has a number of special features that the owner asked for including, a modern audio-distribution system, allowing optimal enjoyment of music selections both inside and outside; on the sundeck alone, there are 6 subwoofers.

She is also equipped with an external LED lighting system, RGB WHITE, an innovative technology that enables illumination of exterior areas in over 30 combinations of colors and tones and, varying with the chromatic appearance, makes it possible to have optimal lighting and atmosphere at all times in any light conditions. http://www.benettiyachts.it

Trinity Yachts Receives Contract for 120′ High Speed RPH SuperyachtTrinity Yachts For SaleTrinity Yachts announced a construction contract for a high-speed, 120′ Raised Pilothouse Motoryacht for an experienced American yachtsman.

“The owner is hopeful that the design and performance of this yacht will inspire other American yachtsmen to step forward and place orders now so that manufacturing jobs can be kept in the United States during these difficult times for the yachting industry,” Trinity Yachts said in a statement.

This newest Trinity Yacht will have a contemporary exterior and will be classed by ABS with a top speed of 24 knots; its range will exceed 2,500 miles at 10 knots.

With the normal cruising grounds being the U.S. East Coast and the Bahamas, the superyacht’s draft is being designed at 5’5″ in half-load condition. The owner also is a racing enthusiast, and the port-specific draft design will allow the vessel to berth in Daytona Beach, Florida when the owner is attending events at Daytona International Speedway.

Her owner is hopeful that the design and performance of this megayacht will inspire other U.S. yachtsmen to place orders with American yacht-builders so the manufacturing jobs can be kept in the United States.

The megayacht’s arrangements below decks will be divided into 5watertight compartments. Owners and guest accommodations will consist of a full-beam owner’s cabin and 3 guest staterooms. The owner’s stateroom will feature a king size berth with His and Hers ensuite bathrooms and a large walk-in closet. All guest cabins will have private full baths with 2 cabins having queen size berths and one cabin having two twin berths as well as a Pullman berth. Forward of the watertight bulkhead separating guest and crew areas will be 3 crew cabins and 3 full heads for a crew of five.

Main deck arrangements will consist of an air-conditioned exterior aft deck with full wet bar, dining table and seating for 8. Her main salon, which is accessed through sliding glass doors, also features a full wet bar, entertainment center, L-shaped custom sofas and lounge chairs. The open formal dining is forward of the main salon and gives her owners and their guests full benefit of the views from the large Main Salon windows and aft glass doors.

There is a day head or powder room on the port side and formal entrance for the owner and guests to starboard. The galley occupies the forward area of the superstructure and is designed for entertaining and informal dining for up to 9 people. This arrangement allows for large windows port and starboard, an island for prepping and serving as well as bar stools for those “foodies” who enjoy watching the chef prepare meals as much as the actual dining experience.

The sun deck layout is still in the design stage but it is anticipated it will have large riding seats forward, port and starboard, with a full helm station on the starboard side. Access will be on centerline from the pilothouse. The sun deck will also be equipped with 2 large sun pads, a full wet bar and a dining table with seating for up to 8 people. Aft on the sun deck will be a davit to handle her yacht tender and personal watercraft.

There will also be seating for guests on the foredeck which is easily accessible due to the full walk around main deck design. A set of stairs will lead down to the exterior aft deck which also features easy access by 2 sets of stairs to the swim platform.

Power and ships systems will be state-of-the-art. The lazarette and engine room will be accessed through a watertight door in the transom as well as from the main deck (port side) when at sea. Her Engine Room will house twin MTU 16v2000 main engines rated at 2,600 hp each, driving 5-bladed propellers via 5” propeller shafts and ZF gearboxes.

A 100hp bow thruster will assist her captain when handling the yacht in tight quarters and electrical power will be supplied by 2 Northern Light 65kW gen sets. To ensure the owner and guests remain comfortable while aboard, there will be 24 tons of air conditioning, 2 1,400 gallon per day water makers and active fin stabilization to enhance the stability of the yacht when at sea.

The hull design will be a modification and a further refinement of the 26’ (7.92m) beam hull design that Trinity Yachts has used successfully on 4 previous yacht projects.

Specifications & Dimensions:

Type Raised Pilothouse Motoryacht
Construction Aluminum Hull and Aluminum Superstructure
Length 120’ (36.6m)
Beam 26’ (7.9m)
Draft, Half Load 5’5” (1.67m)
Displacement, Full Load 200 L.T.
Propulsion 2x MTU 16v2000: 2,600 hp each at 2450 rpm
Maximum Speed 24 knots
Range 2,500 nautical miles at 10 knots
Fuel Capacity 9,500 gallons (35,961.41L) approximately
Classification ABS A1 Yachting Service
Naval Architect Trinity Yachts, LLC
Interior Designer To be named
Owner/Guests Nine (9) in four (4) staterooms
Crew Five (5) in three (3) cabins
Delivery 2013

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 Hakvoort Yachts Launches 147′ Pamela V Superyacht

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Dutch superyacht firm Hakvoort has launched the 44.9m Pamela V full-displacement superyacht at the Hakvoort shipyard in Monnickendam, the Netherlands.

The YN 246 superyacht features exterior lines and naval architecture by Dutch design firm Diana Yacht Design with the interior designed by Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange.

Her exterior features include flared V-sections in the bow, large overhangs, a moderate deadrise amidships as well as a canoe stern and low overall lines. She boasts a strong steel hull and aluminum superstructure both entirely white.

Pamela V incorporates a sundeck, lower deck, an owner’s deck as well as a large main deck. The owner’s deck and the main deck have lounges linked to open aft decks and the dining room which has a capacity of 12. The galley on the main deck will be connected to both decks above via a service stairway and dumbwaiter. Her private dining room will provide seating for up to 12 people.

Pamela V has an accommodation capacity of up to 10 guests in 5 massive staterooms highlighted by a full-width master stateroom on the bridge deck. The Master Cabin features separate male and female heads and walk-in closets for each with 4 Guest Staterooms (all doubles) on her lower deck for 8 guests. Every cabin of the yacht is equipped with private ensuite amenities while its five crew cabins will help house 10 crew members and the captain comfortably.

Hakvoort has completed this displacement megayacht featuring twin MTU engines which provide her a speed of 14 knots and has a range of 5,000 nautical miles which will facilitate true bluewater cruising in any ocean.

Her Length Overall measures 147’3″ (44.9 meters) with a beam of 30’5″ (9.3 meters) and draft of 9’5″ (2.9 meters). Pamela V’s additional specs below:

Builder Hakvoort Yachts
L.O.A. 44.9 m / 147′ 3 “ft
L.W.L. 32.9 m / 108″ft
Beam 9.3 m / 30’5′ ft
Draft 2.90 m / 9′ 5” ft
Main Engines 2x MTU engines with an MCR of 700 kW at 1600 rpm
Speed 14 knots, long range cruising speed 10 knots
Construction Steel hull, Aluminium superstructure
Fuel Capacity 60.000 ltr. / 15.852 gallons
Fresh Water 12.000 ltr. / 3.170 gallons
Displacement 500 tons
Accommodation Full-width master stateroom on bridgedeck, accommodation for 8 guests in 4 double cabins each with bathroom, accommodation for captain and 10 crew members in 5 cabins

http://www.hakvoort.com

Horizon Yachts Launching Another P130 Trideck Megayacht

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The latest megayacht in the Horizon Yachts P130 line is nearing completion and is expected to launch by then end of May 2011. Horizon’s latest trideck yacht, Angara, will initially meet her owners in Malta where she will start cruising the Mediterranean. She will be the 5th P130 Tri-deck launched by Horizon Yachts.

Angara topped out at 16.5 knots on trials under full loads on her Caterpillar C32A engines (1,800hp). While cruising at a comfortable 12 knots, total fuel consumption with her twin 86kW generators is less than 230 liters per hour. Her seaworthiness and performance was confirmed at the completion of her continuous 24-hour open ocean sea trial on April 30, 2011.

Angara is expected to make her public debut in Monaco in late June for the annual Rendezvous. http://www.horizonyacht.com

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