Amels launches Event
The first hull of the Amels 199 has been launched. Christened Event, this 197-foot (60-meter) yacht slid into the water at the Amels yard in Vlissingen, Holland and she will spend her maiden voyage exploring the fjords of Norway. The exterior lines are by Tim Heywood and the interior is by designer Laura Sessa, but the vessel itself is the result of work by Amels and Imperial, a partnership with several successful launches already behind them. After Event’s travels in Norway, she will cruise to the Mediterranean where she will be available for charter and, later this summer, make an appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show.
For more information, visit www.amels-holland.com
Monokini launched in La Spezia
The first Baglietto launched under new management splashed into the water May 4in La Spezia, Italy. Monokini is the third hull of Baglietto’s FAST 44m series and the private launch ceremony brought together representatives and employees from the yard with the owner’s family and guests. The event celebrated not only the launch of Monokini, but Baglietto’s recent revival. Francesco Paszkowski Design created the exterior lines of Monokini and Baglietto handled naval architecture and engineering while Alberto Mancini is responsible for the interiors. Monokini is expected to make an appearance at the Cannes and Monaco shows this year.
Twin MTU 3600hp engines give Monokini a top speed of 30 knots and four at-anchor stabilizers ensure comfort onboard.
For more information, visit www.baglietto.com
New Project for Dykstra Naval Architects
Following the successful launches of the clippers Stad Amsterdam and Cisne Branco, Dykstra Naval Architects and Damen Shipyards have released a design for a full-rigged sailing ship. This 282-foot (86-meter) clipper has been designed with sail training for the Royal Navy of Oman in mind and can accommodate 94 including both crew and trainees.
The ship is already under construction at Damen and should launch in 2014.
Underway at Weaver Boatworks
The Maryland-based Weaver Boatworks is working on their fourth high-end sportfish yacht, the 80-foot (24.38-meter) Escapade. Designed by Donald L. Blount, the cold-molded hull accommodates 10 guests in four staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, and two crew. Twin MTU M94 2,600hp will deliver mid 40 knot top end and cruise speed in the 38 to 40 knot range. Also in the works at the yard is the 75-foot (22.86-meter) Happy Daze, due to launch in fall of 2014.
For more information or to view photos of the construction of Escapade or Happy Daze, visit www.weaverboatworks.com