• Posts Tagged ‘Superyachts’

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    Superyachts featuring more and more autonomous functions is a hot topic at this year’s METS, but challenges remain.   Are superyachts plotting a course toward full autonomy? Kongsberg Maritime sales manager Roger Trinterud doesn’t think so. “Generally, I think it’s fair to say that people want to be served by people. In...

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    Data-hungry users are pushing the satellite receiver market to upscale, requiring more obtrusive domes on yachts. But some innovative companies attending METS this year are taking a different approach with revolutionary flat panel antenna systems.   The American start-up Kymeta, which received seed capital from Bill...

    Yacht builders are responding to the demand for yacht support vessels. Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN released its first yacht support vessel in 2010. Until then, the market featured a few conversions of old offshore vessels. Today, the trend is toward advanced technologies and a variety of vessel sizes.   Advanced...

    Launched in September 2016, Oceanco’s Black Pearl superyacht was, according to Boat International, recently seen slicing through the waves on sea trials near the builder’s Netherlands yards. Ebony sails grace the vessel’s three rotating masts which tower over triple decks and raised pilothouse. The proprietary DynaRig...

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    Taboo, a 90-meter ice class concept super-yacht is the fruit of a collaboration between New York’s Gill Schmid Design and Tim Dempers Studio in Cape Town. Conceived for global exploration, it can handle conditions from polar to tropical. It combines the performance of a commercial vessel with luxury to suit the most...

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    After more than three years of research and development, the US company Kymeta announced in early March that its flat-panel satellite antennas intended for superyachts are now available. The metamaterials-based mTenna ASM will appear on the first yachts in May and June of this year. Field testing will ensure that...

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    The naval shipbuilding company Privinvest, headquartered in Lebanon, recently announced the delivery of Sailing Yacht A—the “most advanced sail-assisted superyacht ever built.” The giant vessel measures 143 meters and weighs in at about 12,600 GT, making it one of the largest superyachts in the world. The Sailing...

    Making its official debut at the Miami International Boat Show was the SV Yachts Alpha, which is capable of over 80 knots. Founded only last year, Miami-based SV Yachts (SVY) is a new manufacturer focussing on high performance luxury boats. Alpha is its first vessel. Just over 38 ft long, Alpha’s power comes from twin...

    The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), February 16-20, introduced a “VIP Experience” and put 100 luxury yachts on display. A MIBS spokeswoman told NauticExpo e-magazine, “To accommodate the increasing demand for large boats, we are showcasing a broader selection of yachts than ever...