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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.
In the past few weeks, Superyachts.com has been speaking to industry leaders on the topical matter of ‘green yachting’. Between the materials used and fuels burned, yachting is not known for its eco-friendliness. However, having spoken to Oceanco, Lurssen and Heesen on the subject, it is evident that minimising their impact on the world’s oceans is a priority for the shipyards of 2019. This week, we speak to Holger Kahl, Managing Director at Nobiskrug, who makes it clear that the German giant are determined to make their mark on the future of green yachting.
It was only the start of this week that we at Superyachts.com had the pleasure of reporting on the launch of Nobiskrug’s 80m Artefact, a game changer for responsible yachting. The German Shipyard, with efficiency at the heart of their philosophy, have now teamed up with Dutch studio Vripack to unveil an unconventional and striking 56 metre hybrid design.
In a recent and exclusive interview with IYC, designer and naval architect Espen Øino revealed a number of design secrets relating to the build of 85m Lurssen superyacht, Valerie. Speaking for the first time about the extremely private project that launched in 2012, we learned that designing a classic isn’t quite as simple as it sounds…
A new era of Italian superyachts is on the horizon. Just months after founding Duelle Yacht Design, Michele Lubrano Lobianco has unveiled the 65 metre motor yacht concept Gladius. For Lobianco, who developed his trade working with Francesco Paszkowski, this represents his largest design to date. Gladius is a testament to the vision of Duelle Yacht Design, who have made an impressive breakthrough since their inception.
Last week saw the launch of the majestic 63m Benetti M/Y Metis. This week, we speak to designer Giorgio Cassetta, who also happens to be a pillar in the world of yacht design...