• Theme: Yachting

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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...

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    Team Italia’s new integrated bridge allows captains and crew to easily monitor and operate machinery and systems.   As yachts become larger and larger, owners and captains spend more time working with shipyard technical departments, sub-contractors and interior designers to integrate all sorts of equipment. Thanks to...

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    Among its many applications, 3D printing has been used recently to create accurate scale models of boats and yachts. CRP Technology, an Italian 3D printing company, masters this new technology using the selective laser sintering technique with Windform composite materials. NauticExpo e-mag talked to Franco Cevolini,...

    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...

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    The French naval architecture firm VPLP is one of the world’s most highly regarded in offshore racing. Their latest triumph—designing the foiling monohull sailed to victory by Armel Le Cléac’h in the latest Vendée Globe. We spoke to VPLP co-founder Marc Van Peteghem about foils, Sea Bubbles and the company’s upcoming...

    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...

    Meet the new NV Apollon 6R Special BL. This luxurious hydraulic gangway doubles as a swim ladder, with custom details available to match your yacht’s aesthetics. Entirely made by hand, it combines innovative design, multiple functions and first-rate manufacturing quality using mirror-finish stainless steel. In gangway...

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    The Solarwave 64 combines the spaciousness of a catamaran with the sun’s renewable energy to create an efficient cruising yacht. Solarwave Yachts presented its latest innovation at boot Düsseldorf 2017. The Swiss company also makes a hybrid model and a sailing model—the Solarwave-Power and Solarwave-Sailor. They...

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    Hybrid superyachts are no longer novelties, yet they are still scarce enough that their technological features are highly specialized and unique. According to the First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders (Feadship), Savannah is the first hybrid superyacht, and the first to feature an eco-friendly blend of single...