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‘Unique’, ‘bespoke’ and ‘elegant’ are all words that resonate through the design sector of the superyacht industry. They are words that you would expect to associate with innovative yacht designs of the future, and perhaps less so with the buildings they were constructed in. That was until German shipbuilding giant, Lurssen, revealed plans for Europe’s largest covered floating dock, which has been described as “poetic”.
Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts has recently announced the launch of 68m Project Ragnar, their second largest conversion project.
When it comes to the 'on the edge of our seat' announcements across the superyacht industry, head turning refits remain some of the biggest news breakers to take the industry by storm, reinventing and redefining classic builds we have come to know and love into becoming unique vessels of there own. This year, we look at some of the biggest and best refit announcements across 2019...
Amico & Co's new ShipLift, an innovative system for hauling, launching and manoeuvring megayachts of up to 95m LOA is now operative, and there is plenty to be excited about.
The sun has set on the final evening of FLIBS, but news from the biggest names in shipbuilding continues to pour in thick and fast. After a year and a half of anticipation, American refit yard Derecktor has announced the official opening of its new facilities in Fort Pierce, as of November 1.
How does a 1966 navy vessel become one of the most popular luxury charter superyachts of the 21st century? Visionary businessman and passionate sailor, Jan Verkerk, had the answer when he embarked on a journey to turn vintage Dutch maritime school vessel Prinses Margriet into the now beloved explorer yacht Sherakhan.