Applelec Yacht Creating Illumination For Helidecks

Unique lighting for yacht helipads

Increasing in popularity from our range are the custom made illuminated helidecks. With less certification restrictions on ‘touch and go’ helipads, the illuminated inlays offer numerous creative possibilities, adding a unique and personalised quality to yacht helipads. Upon consultation and through our expertise, we can advise as well as discuss with you various options to help meet your requirements and create helideck illumination, which is HCA certified. Get in contact to find out more.

Floorlights Offer A Personalised Touch, alll Floorlights are made to order.

A stylish option for creating feature pieces, Floorlights are produced to any shape specification and with a wide range of colour options available, the made-to-measure lighting adds a bespoke touch to yacht designs. Homogenously illuminated, the light inlays can be applied to the interior and exterior and due to their high durability and accessibility, offer a practical solution for deluxe yacht illumination. Find out more

Princess Poole and Applelec Yacht Partner in Exciting New Developments

Applelec Yacht is pleased to be a part of Princess Poole’s development, with its sales centre distributing Applelec Yacht’s lettering products. Applelec Yacht has supplied Princess Poole with three signs for their head office in Salterns Marina, Poole. Each sign consists of mirror polished stainless steel lettering, with opal acrylic and illuminated sides, which further refelects Princess Poole’s professionalism and complements the company’s brand. Discover our product range.

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These modern tools are a great equalizer for ameliorating sketchy situations.

Simrad NSS12evo2 is a 12-inch, touch-screen-enabled multifunction display with features that make using it as intuitive as playing with apps on an iPad. It’s also as fast as a modern-generation personal computer, making it a great asset when you need information quickly.

The Everglades night was inky black and the anchorage desolate when Don and Denise Bermant’s problem arose. They had cruised Blue Pearl, their brand-new Fleming 65, up Florida’s Little Shark River, and the Utah-based couple realized they had less brine than anticipated under the keel in the outgoing tide. Their only option was to weigh anchor — a time-consuming task even for a fully crewed yacht — and they had to do it fast, all alone. The Bermants had taken up boating in 2010 with the purchase of their first yacht, a Fleming 55, and had racked up considerable hours on both yachts’ engines, but they now had to pull off a flawless series of moves, lest they risk discovering the hard.

Fortunately, Blue Pearl is well-appointed with a bleeding-edge selection of now-generation Furuno equipment, as well as a FLIR thermal-­imaging camera and a Carlisle & Finch Co. spotlight. The couple confidently tapped a few touch-screen-enabled multifunction displays (MFDs), fired up their yacht’s engines and windlass, and slipped out of the emptying waters, their worries allayed by a top-notch marine-­electronics inventory.

“If you think about it, without all of this equipment, how difficult would it have been to move up a narrow river in the middle of a dark night?” Denise Bermant wonders even today. “Without the plotters and radar and the FLIR, it would have been an impossible thing for us to do.”

Don Bermant adds with a laugh: “We didn’t even have to do much cursing at each other, so it worked out pretty well!”

Marine electronics often get slapped with the bad rap of being expensive black boxes, yet talk to any boater who has tangled with pea-soup fog, pitch-black horizons or “heavy-metal” crossing situations, and it’s obvious modern electronics are the great equalizer. Forget about stationing a crew member on the bow to listen for a faintly tolling bell buoy; modern radar, AIS, thermal-­imaging cameras, sounders and redundant GPS units are all designed to defrock fear from navigational situations.

Next, pipe all of this data, plus the vessel’s instrumentation information, across a shared data backbone (e.g., NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000 or an Ethernet network) and into a series of networked large-screen MFDs (or black-box MFDs tethered to touch-enabled marine monitors — or both), and the situation quickly becomes one of — to borrow Denise Dermant’s words — “video-­game driving.”

Simrad BSM-3 sonar module is the manufacturers new dual channel broadband setup that uses CHIRP technology to provide crystal-clear, high definition imagery down to 10,000 feet.

MFDs are often the most-used piece of equipment at the helm. While their navigational capabilities haven’t changed fundamentally in several years, the level of technological refinement, improved user interface, faster speeds and greater processing power make now-­generation MFDs a considerable upgrade. “We’re using the new equipment like our old gear, but we’re getting more information, faster,” says Capt. Bryce Garvey, who runs the Garmin-equipped Merritt 72 Georgie Girl. “It’s like upgrading your smartphone. … It’s the quickness in which the new MFDs respond: You can’t confuse it. It thinks as fast as I do.”

Capt. Mark DeBlasio agrees. He runs Simrad MFD systems on a 60-foot, Ritchie Howell-­designed, Carolina-style sport-fisherman. “It’s very user-friendly, really fast and menu-driven,” he says. “I can zoom in and out without any redraw delay, and I have a continuous chart moving over the screen. Also, the data bars give [me] a tremendous amount of information.”

Garmin VIRB cameras are WI-FI enabled and allow you to capture onboard, underwater and ashore adventure imagery

For Garvey and DeBlasio, speed, reliability and rock-solid performance are essential, especially for fishing tournaments. “A lot [of our success] is staying on top of the right [bottom] structure,” says DeBlasio, who has reeled in almost $1 million of purse money during the past few years. “Simrad’s Insight Genesis [cartography] is great, as the contours are what we fish, and it makes it easy to stay within our target depth.”

Having the ability to target specific fish changes the game for anglers. “The gear is an edge,” Garvey comments. “We wouldn’t have confidence without confidence in our electronics.” Garvey points to Georgie Girl’s CHIRP-enabled Airmar transducers as some of his most important tools. “I’ll yell out to the guys, ‘15 to 20 seconds!’ and 30 seconds later the marlin is in the spread,” Garvey says. “These ‘ducers let you call the shots.” Additionally, Georgie Girl uses Garmin’s new Wi-Fi enabled and waterproof VIRB cameras to look at underwater dredges and to create video references for later use.

“I call it cheating,” says Joe Vezzosi, owner of a Simrad-­equipped 2015 Contender 39 ST, about his new sounder’s side-scanning capabilities. “You can see what [a] wreck actually looks like, you can pinpoint its location, and you can see its orientation. It’s a big advantage.” Another advantage, Vezzosi adds, is CHIRP-enabled sonar, which was a new technology for him since receiving his Contender. “If you’re a guy who doesn’t have a lot of fish-finder experience, CHIRP really makes it easy,” Vezzosi says.

“There’s no learning curve.”

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Fighting Hackers with the Stars

U.S. Navy celestial navigation

Quartermaster 2nd Class Stephanie Hudson looks through a marine sextant aboard the USS Ronald Reagan.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Kevin S. O’Brien

It’s been nearly 20 years since the United States Naval Academy taught celestial navigation to midshipmen, but new concerns about cyber-attacks on ship computers and GPS systems has instructors once again showing students how to use sextants to read the stars.

According to the Capital Gazette, the Navy ended all celestial navigation training in 2006. It was reinstated during officers’ training for ship navigators in 2011, and it is now going to be part of the training for enlisted ranks.

“We went away from celestial navigation because computers are great,” Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Rogers told the Capitol Gazette. “The problem is, there’s no backup.”

Why did the Navy stop teaching celestial navigation at all? Because the U.S. military controls 31 satellites that each circle Earth twice a day to support, among other things, GPS on ships.

More pilot programs are happening: ROTC students in Philadelphia; Rochester, New York; and Auburn, Alabama began learning celestial navigation this fall.

Read the full report: click over to the Capitol Gazette

Easy Branches , Yacht brokerage, Yacht Charter

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Easy Branches Professional Yachts Listing services is available for Yachts/ Boats owner or yacht broker and dealerships who represents multiple boats for sale on behalf of an owner/seller. We have a comprehensive listing function, in which some of it is unique to this website! Feature available such as availability calendar (block date), SEO (Search Engine Optimizing), Export calendar, Location Map and Gallery Setting.

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McQueen

 

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Proudly presented for sale is a 1988 McQueen motor yacht, beautifully refit (2012) by Platinum Marine.

Legacy is a true Pacific Northwest built masterpiece; Legacy is a timeless Bill Garden design offering tremendous value, beauty and seaworthiness.

With her pedigree hull, reliable CAT 3406 engines, modern finishing, and technology, Legacy shows and performs like a new yacht at a fraction of the cost.

Take to the seas, in this turnkey clean surveyed yacht, with ease.

Outfitted with a 5 person hot tub, 3 person jet ski, 15 foot tender, 52″ pop-up HDTV and even a glass fire pit, Legacy out shines other yachts in her class.

Since 1988 Legacy has been well cared for and the pride of her yacht club. Her excellent maneuverability, visibility and additional cockpit helm station make for stress free operation in marinas.

Great for couples, or captain and crew alike. In the last few years the current owner has elected to do some occasional charters, producing a six-figure income, and dedicated client base. So whether it’s a stunning private yacht you are after, or an asset that will put money in your pocket (or maybe a bit of both) Legacy fits the bill.

Legacy is in a holding company that could be sold for a tax-free sale. Small trades, real estate and seller financing considered.

Want to see what it’s like behind at the helm of this magnificent vessel? The owner is offering a weekend charter (with captain) so you and your family can experience first- hand the joy and comfort Legacy has to offer at sea.

If you wish to purchase Legacy your charter fee will be reduced from the purchase price. Call or email today for details.

See spec sheet for detailed inventory. A 2013 independent survey valued Legacy at $1,300,000 CAD (plus the tender & jet ski).The survey is available on request.

As you step aboard aft via Legacy’s spacious teak swim grid you notice the sparkling stainless steel name plate raised off the transom, marking the attention to detail to come.

Walk up a few steps and you’re on the large aft covered deck, featuring a glass and granite fire pit and comfortable lounge seating to starboard and port. To port there is a standing helm station. Inlaid in the teak cockpit floor is a large access door for mechanical maintenance access.

Double-high gloss teak doors open wide into the open-concept modern salon and galley, offering truly indoor/outdoor living.

Large UV tinted windows run the length of the salon and galley flooding the ship with natural light. The salon boasts a full size sofa to port and large lounge chair to starboard as well as 3 leather high-top chairs across the galley bar.

A 52″ pop up HDTV is neatly tucked away into the woodwork; mounted behind an electric fireplace. The salon is finished with wall to wall real wool carpeting. Custom blackout blinds ensure privacy when required. Extensive espresso-stain millwork adorns the ships walls.

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Yachts Destinations, All places in Europe

Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. It is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Europe, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bern, Budapest, Bulgaria, Cinque Terre, Copenhagen, Croatia

Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Europe, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gothenburg, Greece, Helsinki

Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Europe, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Le Havre, Luebeck, Luxembourg City, Marseille, Monaco, Moravia

Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Europe, Netherlands, Norway, Oslo, Poland, Porto, Portugal, Regensburg, Reykjavik, Romania, Russia
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Europe, Saint Petersburg, Salisbury, Scandinavia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Stirling, Sweden, Switzerland, Tallinn, Trier, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Warnemunde

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Dine under the stars in the saloon using the unique retractable cabriolet roof or relocate the dining table to the cockpit for alfresco dining. Two roomy toilet showers are aft in each hull with Saniloo sewage treatments systems fitted. Nina is available as fully crewed or as bareboat with owners representative aboard or skipper. She is purpose built for the area and is tiller steering. Nina is a very performance cruising catamaran – if you enjoy a good sailing catamaran Nina is a good choice.

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Easy Branches Pro have combined all the aspects of charter/ brokerage on sea, land and air along with luxury lifestyles into a single website platform which in turn directs the inquirer to individually specific websites relating to each category separately. Each sub site is dedicated to one sector of lifestyle and its supporting industry encompassing not only charter, but also include for the purchasing of yachts, super yachts, planes, helicopters and villas. Though our master platform you can tailor a lifestyle experience that can include one or all of the categories listed in a one stop booking format. Fly to your destination in a private jet or helicopter, or sail to your super deluxe villa with a private yacht, be treated to VIP services all the way through with personal attendants taking care of your every need.

Your information listed in our site will be showing to two hundred and sixty nine countries, there are also one hundred sixty five different currencies available in this website.

Owners, Service Providers, Manufacturers, Brokers and Agents are welcome to join us by application through our multi-tier marketing partnerships.

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Amazing Yachts for sale

silver-fastBurgess Yachts is now the central agent for sale of the 252-foot Silver Fast, marketed as the world’s largest, fastest aluminum motoryacht (top speed 27 knots) with conventional propulsion.

Espen Oeino designed the 252-footer, which is the fourth hull in the all-aluminum Silver Series. Silver Fast recently completed her maiden voyage of 3,200 nautical miles from Western Australia to Sri Lanka, with an average speed of 17 knots and fuel consumption of just 105 gph. Her overall range is 4,500 nm at 18 knots with a long-range cruising speed of 20 to 22 knots.

Key attributes include Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers, a relatively shallow draft of less than 8½ feet and an interior décor by Andreas Holnburger of Vain Interiors.

On board you’ll find: a theater room, an air conditioned “winter garden” glass guest area, dining for 20, a glass-front sundeck hot tub, a 70,000-watt sound system, a beach club with gymnasium and spa, and an upper-deck owner’s apartment.

Asking price: €79.5 million (about $86.3 million)

Learn more: click over to www.burgessyachts.com

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Mark Elliott at International Yacht Collection and Peter Thompson at Worth Avenue Yachts have signed the 190-foot Trinity Skyfall as a co-central listing for sale, with a new asking price of $35 million (down from $36.5 million).

Skyfall is being marketed as the largest, fastest, Bahamas-friendly, shallow-draft, semi-displacement yacht on the world’s brokerage market today. She is a 2010 build that had a new paint job last year, with onboard features including a three-deck wheelchair-accessible elevator, touch-and-go helicopter facility, tender garage and seven staterooms for a maximum of 17 guests.

Interior décor is by Patrick Knowles and features Honduran mahogany, maple burl and wenge. The main deck includes a wine cellar, and the upper deck has an air-conditioned aft deck. The helipad is on the sundeck along with a bar, hot tub and separate pool.

Top speed on Skyfall is 21 knots, and her draft is 8 feet 6 inches. Her range at cruising speed is 4,600 nautical miles. She is able to access shallow bays as well to cross oceans, an unusual combination in her size range.

External deck space: more than 3,700 square feet

Internal space: more than 7,200 square feet

Call for a private showing: either www.iyc.com or www.worthavenueyachts.com

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Brokers Peter Thompson and Michael Mahan at Worth Avenue Yachts have just announced a price reduction on the 143-foot ISA Silver Wind. The current asking price is €18.9 million, about $2 million less than previously advertised.

Silver Wind is a 2014 launch that has been heralded worldwide for her technological advancements. For instance, she is reportedly the first yacht to have a water-jet propulsion system coupled to hybrid diesel-electric power plants.

Silver Wind also has advanced noise-canceling technology in her master and guest staterooms, a new-to-market iBridge navigation and entertainment station on her bridge, and an iPad-operated lighting system.

Interior décor: Nuvolari and Lenard.

Smart design feature: master stateroom connects to lower-deck gym with water-access balcony.

More information: Visit www.worthavenueyachts.com.

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The owner of the 161-foot Trinity Rockstar—which made headlines in December after a Florida bridge collapsed onto her superstructure—has reduced his asking price by $1 million, to $18.9 million.

According to sales broker Mark Elliott at International Yacht Collection, the yacht has been fully repaired from the incident, with the work completed at Lauderdale Marine Center in Florida. Aluminum work was done to the radar arch, and fairing and painting were done in that part of the boat, as well as repairs to the teak decking.

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The owner of the 161-foot Trinity Rockstar—which made headlines in December after a Florida bridge collapsed onto her superstructure—has reduced his asking price by $1 million, to $18.9 million.

According to sales broker Mark Elliott at International Yacht Collection, the yacht has been fully repaired from the incident, with the work completed at Lauderdale Marine Center in Florida. Aluminum work was done to the radar arch, and fairing and painting were done in that part of the boat, as well as repairs to the teak decking.

International Yacht Collection is describing the owner as “very motivated” to sell the 2009 build, which previously was known as Blind Date. The yacht’s interior is a Patrick Knowles design with a split-level main-deck master suite and four additional guest staterooms.

Included in the asking price are Rockstar’s toys, including four WaveRunners.

Full specs and more information are at www.iyc.com.

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The Sunseeker 86

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The drive from my Suffolk home on England’s east coast to Sunseeker, which is based in Poole, Dorset, on the southwest coast, is four hours minimum without activating any speed cameras. (And there are lots in this part of the world.) At 8 o’clock on a mid-October morning at Sunseeker House, hot coffee and a bacon roll restored a suitable enthusiasm for the day, as did an unexpected break later in the heavy, dark clouds that the short-range shipping forecast had suggested were going to be particularly nasty. In the end we enjoyed Indian summer sunshine for the duration of our morning with the builder’s 86 Yacht. And while my morning had been fairly ordinary, this Sunseeker proved herself completely the opposite.

Never mind the unarguably bold, and to me quite stunning, profile that’s pure contemporary Sunseeker; the really interesting bit lies beneath the vessel’s waterline. Sunseeker designed the 86 Yacht from the keel up to deliver serious cruising flexibility. Conceived by the builder’s longstanding in-house naval architect Ewen Foster, this yacht’s hull form is a hybrid. It can deliver the usual Sunseeker planing speeds, but it’s a little bit deeper in the forefoot and a little flatter aft, which helps deliver more efficient displacement and semidisplacement performance. The transom deadrise is 17 degrees. By comparison, the 88 Yacht she replaces in the Sunseeker lineup had a transom deadrise of 20 degrees.

The hull is produced by a two-part mold that was created in-house from a two-part milled plug. This split-mold approach has nothing to do with performance, but is more to do with yard practicalities when it comes to moving the tooling around. Unlike many other builders, Sunseeker still bangs the wet layup drum. None of its hulls and superstructures are vacuum-infused, despite the advantages and successes — including lightness, strength and increased efficiency — competitors have had with such techniques. Sunseeker says it prefers its method to avoid print through issues in the vessel’s gel-coat finish.

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THE NEW BOSS

Phil Popham recently became Sunseeker’s chief executive officer. Much of his career was spent in senior roles within parts of what is now Jaguar Land Rover. Most recently, he was group marketing director.
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The 86 Yacht is capable of impressive top-end speeds, but her hybrid hull offers long range too. And with a relaxing sun pad like this one, who’s in a hurry?
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LIKE A ROCK: STABILIZERS ON BOARD

Sunseeker is testing a new stabilization system on the 86 Yacht. Thus far the builder has worked with most mainstream stabilization players such as TRAC, Side-Power Vector Fins and Seakeeper. The first four 86 Yachts will get pairs of Italian company CMC Marine’s 6-foot-6-inch Electra stabilizer fi ns, which claim a 60 to 65 percent roll reduction. These will be evaluated over a season or two. Sunseeker won’t support a new system without clear evidence, and such trials are a first step. From Hull No. 5, Sleipner Vector Fins will be installed as standard instead; they will then be part of a complete hydraulic installation that includes Sleipner Side-Power thrusters, bow and stern. The Vector Fins could actually increase speeds slightly over a finless hull because pinching them together a little increases lift aft, boosting speeds and softening pitching.
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A standard main deck configuration delivers the usual combination of an aft lounge, an amidships dining area and an enclosed or open galley.
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When it comes to joinery, the high-gloss-tosatin ratio is about 50:50. All combinations of American walnut are popular with owners, and other options include bleached and yellow oaks, with cherry quite popular in the

Asian market. More exotic selections like ebonies, zebranos and bamboos are popping up more often too.
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Belowdecks space allows for four staterooms with the owner’s suite able to be placed aft or amidships. Staterooms can be set up as a media room, a wellness room, a sauna or a cinema.
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THE NEW BOSS

Phil Popham recently became Sunseeker’s chief executive officer. Much of his career was spent in senior roles within parts of what is now Jaguar Land Rover. Most recently, he was group marketing director.
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The drive from my Suffolk home on England’s east coast to Sunseeker, which is based in Poole, Dorset, on the southwest coast, is four hours minimum without activating any speed cameras. (And there are lots in this part of the world.) At 8 o’clock on a mid-October morning at Sunseeker House, hot coffee and a bacon roll restored a suitable enthusiasm for the day, as did an unexpected break later in the heavy, dark clouds that the short-range shipping forecast had suggested were going to be particularly nasty. In the end we enjoyed Indian summer sunshine for the duration of our morning with the builder’s 86 Yacht. And while my morning had been fairly ordinary, this Sunseeker proved herself completely the opposite.

Never mind the unarguably bold, and to me quite stunning, profile that’s pure contemporary Sunseeker; the really interesting bit lies beneath the vessel’s waterline. Sunseeker designed the 86 Yacht from the keel up to deliver serious cruising flexibility. Conceived by the builder’s longstanding in-house naval architect Ewen Foster, this yacht’s hull form is a hybrid. It can deliver the usual Sunseeker planing speeds, but it’s a little bit deeper in the forefoot and a little flatter aft, which helps deliver more efficient displacement and semidisplacement performance. The transom deadrise is 17 degrees. By comparison, the 88 Yacht she replaces in the Sunseeker lineup had a transom deadrise of 20 degrees.

The hull is produced by a two-part mold that was created in-house from a two-part milled plug. This split-mold approach has nothing to do with performance, but is more to do with yard practicalities when it comes to moving the tooling around. Unlike many other builders, Sunseeker still bangs the wet layup drum. None of its hulls and superstructures are vacuum-infused, despite the advantages and successes — including lightness, strength and increased efficiency — competitors have had with such techniques. Sunseeker says it prefers its method to avoid printthrough issues in the vessel’s gelcoat finish.

Specifying the engines for a hull like this is a crucial decision. Four engine options, all MTUs, are available: twin 1,380-horsepower 10V2000 M84s or twin 1,659-horsepower 12V2000 M84s, both of which are derated, or twin high-performance 1,622-horsepower 10V2000 M94s or 1,950- horsepower 12V2000 M94s. However, it is also worth mentioning that all of the aforementioned engines will soon be replaced by versions that comply with the latest EPA Tier 3 and IMO Tier II requirements with in-engine technology, and IMO Tier III requirements using SCR exhaust-gas after-treatment. Whatever the engine designation, the selection should depend on your cruising requirements, not top-speed vanities.

With the more powerful M94 ratings, the topspeed options are 27 knots with the 10Vs (which is what Hull No. 2, our test boat, had) and 31 knots with the larger 12Vs. But that’s not the interesting call. There is little difference in high-speed cruising ranges — 488 nautical miles at 2,200 rpm and 22 knots, or 468 nm at 2,200 rpm and 26 knots — the range does vary significantly at slow-speed cruising speeds. It is 1,430 nm at 1,200 rpm and 10.4 knots for the 10Vs; 1,188 nm at 1,200 rpm and 12 knots for the 12Vs. If you slow down a bit, she will make 1,753 nm at 1,000 rpm and 8.5 knots or 1,456 nm at 1,000 rpm and 10 knots, respectively. Long-range cruising enthusiasts will surely appreciate the 86 Yacht’s performance versatility.

With the derated diesels, the top speeds of 10Vs and 12Vs are 24 knots and 27 knots, respectively. At 10 knots, the 10Vs are spinning at 1,000 rpm and the range is around 1,450 nm with a total fuel burn, including generators, of just over 18 gallons per hour. At a virtually identical 10-knot cruise and 1,000 rpm, the 12Vs burn nearer 19 gph and deliver a 1,380 nm range. Those are long legs.

Slow-speed cruising is the real luxury with this yacht. During our test on that semiblustery autumn morning, our 86 delivered the predicted 26-knot top speed and was suitably agile for a lady of 147,400 pounds half-load displacement, but the best bit was the cruise home at just 10 knots. I was at the helm all the way back to the yard from the outer reaches of Poole Bay, at least 10 to 15 nm at 10 knots, and had time to appreciate the scenery, not least Brownsea Castle, which lies a mile from the yard and serves as one of the world’s most obvious landmarks just inside the entrance to Poole Harbour. This channel winds to the north with trot lines along the way and the sun on riverside hills, fields and some of the envy- provoking waterside properties around the exclusive Sandbanks area of Poole. The spot is probably as close as England gets to having its own Fort Lauderdale — not very close, but still pretty posh. That hour-and-a-half cruise was bliss. I would have been happy with another 1,400 nm or so like that.

The base price of a Sunseeker 86 Yacht with the biggest 12V engines is just under 3.9 million pounds (about $6 million at press time), whether spec’d with the M84s or M94s. But specify the least powerful 10Vs, and again either the derated M84s or M94s, and the basic price drops to a whisker under 3.6 million pounds (about $5.6 million at press time). Then, once all the usual options are totaled up, expect to see another 10 percent or so more added to the final bill, excluding taxes; that’s the average that extras cost.

One recent client pushed options about as far as imaginable with a production yacht. The fourth and fifth 86 Yachts will be based in the Seychelles. One will serve as a support vessel for the owner’s two 230-plus-foot megayachts. The other will be a dive boat with the main salon certified as a wet deck and an editing suite aboard to process underwater video.

During our test in mid-October, little more than a month after the 86 premiered at overlapping boat shows in France and the United Kingdom, 19 had already been sold, totaling 18 months’ worth of orders and delivery slots now pushing into early 2016. All of those are “Euro-spec” boats, although bound for various regions of the world.

Ironically, despite all the sound arguments for derated engines and displacement and semidisplacement cruising speeds — all of which Sunseeker flagged as desirable in market research and focus groups — all the boats sold thus far are contracted with high- performance M94s. As the saying goes, “You can lead horses to water, but you can’t make them drink.”

By Phil Draper Photography by Joe McCarthy
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Opportunities in Superyachts

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3rd Annual Conference
26th March 2015, Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta

Following the success of the previous events, we are delighted to announce the return of Opportunities in Superyachts, the international industry conference, taking place in St. Julians, Malta.

This unique networking forum will offer delegates the ideal opportunity to meet with senior industry figures and update their knowledge of key developments.

Discounted places will be offered to delegates attending both Opportunities in Superyachts and Opportunities in Business Jets, also taking place in St Julians, Malta.

Interested in speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting?

Contact Alison Singhal Email: Alison@quaynote.com or telephone +44 (0) 203 560 8154
Contact Lorna Titley Email: Lorna@quaynote.ca or telephone: +1 604 538 3353

The Future of Refit and Repair

Thursday 30th April 2015, Melia Palas Atenea, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Quaynote Communications in association with YachtMedia are running a one day conference on Refit and Repair, running alongside the Palma Boat Show.

The event has been enthusiastically greeted by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association who organise the show, and MYBA their umbrella trade association who have both offered their support for the events.

Registration for the event is now open with early bird rates of 195 euros

The conference is running alongside and supported by:
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As well as the Drinks reception sponsored by Jotun at the end of the Refit and Repair conference all conference attendees are also welcome to attend the Cocktail drinks reception taking place in Port Adriano at the end of the Captain and Crew day. Please email alison@quaynote.com for full information.

For further information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities contact:
Peter R. Franklin
e: Peter@quaynote.com
t: +31 652 394 689
Skype: yachtmedia

or Lorna Titley
e:Lorna@quaynote.ca
t: +1 604 538 3353
Skype: lorna.titley1

For all other enquiries Alison Singhal, Alison@quaynote.com tel: 44 (0)203 560 8154

The Future for Captains and Crew

A one day conference
Friday 1st May 2015, Melia Palas Atenea, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Quaynote Communications are running a one day conference for Captain and Crew, running alongside the Palma Boat Show.

The event has been enthusiastically greeted by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association who organise the show, and MYBA their umbrella trade association who have both offered their support for the events.

Registration for the event is now open with early bird rates of 195 euros

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For further information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities contact:
Lorna Titley
e:Lorna@quaynote.com
t: +1 604 538 3353
Skype: lorna.titley1

For all other enquiries Alison Singhal, Alison@quaynote.com tel: 44 203 560 8154

Mallorca Harbour

Cocktail Sponsors

Port Adriano

3rd Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference
26th March 2015, Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta.

Conference Agenda
Click Here to Register for this Event at the early bird rate

The conference will take place at the Westin Dragonara Resort in Malta which is one of Malta’s top 5 star hotels located in the heart of downtown St Julian’s and right on the water’s edge.

Chaired by: James Lawson, Partner, Hill Dickinson, Opportunities in Superyachts the conference has a strong emphasis on panel discussions, giving delegates the opportunity to hear from a wider variety of industry figures, as well as to interact and join the debate with panellists.

Opportunities in Superyachts is once again expected to attract over 130 yacht brokers, builders, marina operators, lawyers, corporate service providers, registries, tax advisors and accountants, associations, from around the globe, making this a leading international industry forum.

Key speakers already confirmed:
Håkan Olsson, Sr. Director of Maritime, Kymeta Corp * Captain Stephen Thomas AFRIN MNI, Master, Motor Yacht FADLALLAH * Roger Adamson, Chief Executive, Futurenautics * Alison Vassallo, Fenech & Fenech * Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch, Lawyer – Economist, Garrigues * Laurent Perignon, COO, Camper & Nicholson * Guy Sear, Head of Business Development Maritime, Inmarsat * Derik Wagner, Managing Director, MTN * Janet Xanthopoulos, Head of the Yacht Division, Monoeci Management * Dott. Ezio Vannucci, Partner, Moores Rowland Partners * Melanie Corbett , Vice-President, Head of Lockton Yacht Practice, Private Client Division * Mark Feltham, Director, Superyachts and Marine, Willis * Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP * Paul Miller, Director of Underwriting, R&Q Marine Services * Andrew Jameson, Matthews Daniel * Bob Atkinson, Partner, B Capital Partners LLP

With a full programme of cocktail parties, champagne roundtables and other networking opportunities, the conferences provide an ideal platform for meeting decision-makers from the Superyacht industries.
Two events taking place alongside the Palma Yacht Show:

The Future of Refit and Repair –
Thursday, 30th April, 2015 – Melia Palas Atenea, Palma, Mallorca

Conference Agenda

The conferences will take place at the modern and well appointed meeting facility in the Melia Palas Atenea Hotel, which overlooks the Port of Palma from its central location on the Paseo Maritimo seafront promenade, just a short distance from the Palma Superyacht Show.

On 30th April – Day 1 of the Yacht Show, The Future of Refit & Repair will discuss:
* Contractual / Commercial Issues; * Project Management / The Keys to Quality; * Interior Design and Futuristic Materials; * Coatings Application for Refit Projects.

The keynote presentation will be delivered by Stefano Pagani, Chairman of the ICOMIA Superyacht Working Group. Stefano, who is head of the UCINA (Italian Marine Association) Research Department, will share statistical information on the current and future state of the refit and repair market, as a topical precursor to the day’s technical agenda.

The format for each subject on the agenda is intended be interactive and engaging for all the delegates. A session moderator from the industry with peak knowledge of the key issues will set the tone for the discussions, and a technical panel consisting of up to four members, also with their own specialities in the field, will interact with each other, and with comments and questions from the floor.

Chaired by: Paul Miller, R&Q Marine

Confirmed speakers and panel members include:
Marnix Hoekstra, Managing Director – Vripack Naval Architects; Ken Hickling, Global Brand Manager – Akzo Nobel / President of International Superyacht society; Diego Colon, Director General – Astilleros de Mallorca; Tristan Rowe, Yacht Support Manager – Pendennis Shipyard; Leon Von Ondarza – Maritime Lawyer; Jens Ploch, Sales Director – Pantaenius Yacht Insurance; Nico Roper, Managing Director – Atlas Paint Consultants, Jotun Paints Technical Management Representative, Mark Beavis, Managing Director, Aco Marine,

After a number of organised Champagne-Round-Table discussions on relevant current topics, there will be an evening cocktail reception sponsored by Jotun Paints Iberia.

Future of Captains and Crew
1st May 2015, Melia, Palas Atenea, Mallorca, Spain

Conference Agenda

On 1st May, the second day’s agenda will switch to The Future for Captains and Crew covering subjects such as: * Crew Personal Finances; * Changing STCW Requirements; * Implications of MLC for Crew Training and Duty of Care; * Chartering Destinations and Regulations.

Chaired by: Norma Trease, Director, Salamanca Group

Confirmed speakers include:
Captain Roger Towner, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, John Wyborn, Training Director – Bluewater Yachting; Lars Lippuner, Business Development Manager – Warsash Superyacht Academy; Joey Meen, PYA Director of Training and Certification, Alison Rentoul, Crew Performance Engineer, The Crew Coach; Ken Hickling, President – International Superyacht Society; Melanie Langley, Senior Crew Benefits Advisor – Moore Stephens. James Heise, Overtemp Marine

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities at these events from having an exhibition stand to sponsoring a gala dinner or drinks reception. If you are interested in discussing this further please contact Lorna Titley – Lorna@quaynote.ca in the first instance.

For any other enquiries on these events email alison@quaynote.com or telephone 44 (0) 203 560 8154

Alison Singhal
Quaynote Communications
http://www.quaynote.com