Making Waves: McMullen & Wing’s Big Star
New Zealand builder McMullen & Wing recently released the renderings and layouts for the partially completed steel expedition yacht Big Star. The custom 164-foot (50-meter) yacht has strong lines reminiscent of her predecessor, Big Fish, but the yard drew on the experience of the first build to improve upon the concepts and design.
The Greatest Show on Earth
For the 54th year, Fort Lauderdale hosts the largest in-water boat show in the world. Running from October 31 to November 4, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show attracts hundreds of thousands of yachtsmen, fishermen and marine enthusiasts to its six locations that cover more than three million square feet.
FLIBS 2013: Horizon RP110 Andrea VI
The first hull of Horizon’s new raised-pilothouse model, the RP110, debuts this year. Andrea VI features styling by J.C. Espinosa, as well as two years of work on the double-chine hull by Donald Blount and Associates and the Horizon design team, plus interior design by Marty Lowe.
FLIBS 2013: Sanlorenzo SD122 Alchemist Too
The new flagship of Sanlorenzo’s semi-displacement range, Alchemist Too, is the latest hull of the SD122 series. The interior by Minotti features Canaletto flooring, furniture finished in whitened oak and white lacquer and marbles such as Crema Luna and Tobacco Brown.
FLIBS 2013: Westport 130
The Westport’s in-house design team offers high levels of personalization and builds each interior to clients’ specifications. The 130-foot (49.6-meter) trideck yacht (redesigned a few years ago) features five staterooms including a main-deck master suite and accommodations for seven crew.
Making Waves: Industry Pros Gather For Fun in Newport
Members of the superyacht industry fraternity gathered in Newport, Rhode Island, in August to liaise in a casual atmosphere outside the pressurized environment of boat shows.
Making Waves: Oceanco’s new Pantheon
From Team for Design’s Enrico Gobbi comes the latest design for Oceanco, the 285-foot (87-meter) Pantheon. Although it is common to have a private or semi-private owner’s area on one of the upper decks aboard a yacht this size, Pantheon includes a suite that stretches over two decks and includes a panoramic viewing area from the “glasshouse” on the top deck.
Making Waves: Sunrise Yachts signs order for Project Sunset
In summer 2014, Sunrise Yachts will deliver its newest 148-foot (45-meter) build: Project Sunrise. When a North American owner signed with the yard, the yacht was already under construction with only interior outfitting to be completed, which allowed a shorter-than-usual completion time.
Making Waves: Admiral Tecnomar’s Envy Series
Admiral Tecnomar has released plans for a new family of yachts developed with Vripack. The Tecnomar Envy series will begin with three dynamic designs, all featuring a beach club that opens on three sides, a central atrium and full-height windows.
Making Waves: Delta delivers Invictus
Delta’s latest delivery, Invictus, will be a striking addition to the charter market. Named after the spirit of a 19th-century poem by William Ernest Henley, this 217-foot (66-meter) yacht features numerous windows and an extra-wide beam—43 feet (13.1 meters).