World’s largest aluminium yacht under construction at Royal Huisman
The construction of the 81m / 266ft contemporary three-masted schooner has commenced at the shipyard’s facilities in Vollenhove. This new build project for an Asian client was unveiled by the joint team of Royal Huisman, Dykstra Naval Architects, designer Mark Whiteley and Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.
The Riviera’s summer season is well underway now. To confirm that summer is here, the Cote d’Azur is hosting a dizzying array of events that range from sports to music festivals. There is no better time to hop between locations on a helicopter transfer along the Cote d'Azur, where choppers regularly fly between Nice and Monaco and other routes. We’ve selected the highlights of this summer’s action-packed events calendar.
Feadship has launched the 73-metre Hasna, the first Feadship built for an Australian owner. The client is a proficient yachtsman who has poured all his considerable experience in life and business into his first bespoke Feadship. Hasna is a true family Feadship, blending a variety of home-from-home entertainment features within a timeless sculptured exterior and a suave, beach chic interior, both created together with RWD.
By David Cannon – Yacht Operations Manager
Weather Routing, Inc.
What does one think of when cruising in the Mediterranean during the summer? Warm, relaxing days? Exciting nightlife? Sure, these things and more are common, but how about weather? While the weather tends to be less active during the summer than in other times of the year, traveling in this part of the world does not come without its weather “pitfalls”. Whether it’s Levantes along the east coast of Spain or Mistrals in the south of France and Gulf du Lion, the weather can be quite volatile and changeable in the Mediterranean this time of year as well.
In this article, we will examine the various weather phenomena in the Mediterranean during the spring and summer months as well as the winds and seas these phenomena bring. Typical weather patterns will prove to be an important focus, and we will describe the warning signs to look for to make your cruise an enjoyable and pleasurable experience.
On Monday April 3rd Lürssen launched project Thunder - a 120 m plus yacht, designed by Espen Oeino. She launched from the floating dock 24 months after her keel was laid in 2015.