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How do you spot a world-class shipyard? There are several key indicators of excellence in the field of superyacht build. Precision engineering, state-of-the-art build materials, cutting-edge technology and quality a cut above the rest, to name a few. If you were to assess the excellence of a shipyard on its ability to build to the highest standards across the wide range of superyacht form and function, however, Turquoise Yachts would certainly place amongst the top ranks.
The iconic 106.7m superyacht Black Pearl has been dubbed the greenest and most technologically advanced sailing yacht in the world, not to mention the largest. We caught up with Black Pearl’s Captain Justin Christou to hear more about the innovative features and practices of the yacht justifying this title, and the remarkable benchmark she is serving to the yachting industry and beyond.
Turquoise Yachts has confirmed that construction is well underway on the 51m Classic Sloop Rainbow II. Rainbow II pays homage to the era of the big classic yachts of the early 1900s, offering a back-to-the-roots classical sailing experience packed with contemporary comfort features.
The second article in our series on naval architecture brings us inevitably to the topic of sustainability. Whether due to higher levels of information and education, or public personas and a shifting demographic of owners, the superyacht industry is becoming increasingly conscious of its environmental footprint. We examine how the architects behind the operation, fuelling and power generation of the world’s ocean giants play an integral role in this discussion, the complexities around this, and what the future looks like for ‘green yachting’.
One of the world’s largest sailing yachts, Maltese Falcon, is available for charter in the Caribbean during this winter season. Back in March of this year it was announced that IYC would act as CA for the iconic Perini Navi yacht, and now the first Falcon Rig creation has her sails set on a Caribbean adventure.
Perini Navi has announced the establishment of Falcon Rig, a company that is set to share with the industry the technical innovation behind the famed Dyna Rig installed on Perini’s Maltese Falcon. Speaking to Superyachts.com at the Breaking News Centre in Monaco, Burak Akgul, Chief Business Development Officer of Perini Navi, talks about this unprecedented move.
Royal Huisman has unveiled their latest project, Project Lotus, an 88-metre Dyna-Rig penned by ThirtyC design studio. Project Lotus would become the largest Royal Huisman yacht by length since the build of Athena in 2004.
Oceanco has no shortage of projects entering and leaving the yard, and 2016 is no exception to the rule as Paris Baloumis and Robert Tan of Oceanco join us in London to explain the projects underway and the exciting new Top 100 entries coming this year.
The Maltese Falcon is one of the finest superyachts on the water in both truly timeless design and ground-breaking technology; however, while we all know the legacy behind the yacht, we spoke to Charterer Mr. Lee Jian during the Perini Navi Cup to find out more about the lifestyle on board.
With the final race cancelled due to a distinct lack of wind around the La Maddalena archipelago, the Perini Navi Cup has now come to a close; crowning the Maltese Falcon as the undefeated three time champion.