Saturday, September 25, 2010

Monaco Yacht Show - 2010

Nazenin on Display

Greetings from Monaco. We've been here since Wednesday and it's been busy. In addition to our design/brokerage booth in the "Designer's Gallery" we have the 52-meter Nazenin V (design 2725) at the show courtesy of RMK Yachts, her builder. She is in a prime location side to the dock where one can take in her enormity. She's big.

The boat has been well received, being of the flybridge ketch type, like the Perini Navis, Oyster Superyachts and Alloy Yachts series. The shipyard should be extremely proud of this accomplishment.

Here's a shot or her swim steps/platform and passarelle.

Here's the view from our design booth. That's the tender dock. There are tenders taking people to about 4 locations around the show.

Check out this tender traffic jam at the south tender dock!

In addition there are at least 100 megayachts moored outside the harbor for sale, which I suppose is a sign of the current economic climate around the world. It's a site to behold.

Here's my artistic touch for the week: it's Nazenin's spars as reflected in a building (about 4 stories up!).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

151' Expedition Motoryacht - Design 2684

This purpose built expedition motoryacht is designed to cruise to all corners of the globe. There are a number of interesting design features:
~ Please note the elevator to all decks (exits the stack on sun deck) and handicapped access throughout (one guest stateroom is specifically handicap accessible).
~ The galley is designed so that the owner can cook with his friends, not the usual "off limits" crew space seen on many yachts.
~ There is a discreet crew passage/staircase through all decks for serving and moving about.
~ Note the the sauna in the lazarette.

I'm off to Monaco now. More about this design in a future posting. I thought you would enjoy reviewing the plans.

General Arrangement
Flybridge, Sun Deck and 01 Decks

General Arrangement
Main & Lower Decks

Principal Dimensions
LOA 151'-1"
LWL 138'-10"
Beam 29'-6"
Draft 9'-0"

17' Ski Boat - Design 1684

How would you like to find one of these sitting in a barn somewhere? This would look right at home on Lake Tahoe as it would on Lake Como for that matter. Built of fiberglass and available with outboard as shown or inboard outboard. Year is 1961.

Here's the layout.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 17'-0"
LWL 15'-4"
Beam 6'-9"
Draft 0'-11" (hull only)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Interclub Dinghy - Design 618

Many of us have been frostbiting in an Interclub dinghy but did you know the boat was designed by Sparkman & Stephens? The year was 1945.

Here are the Lines.

And a nice article from Yachting magazine.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 11'-6"
LWL 11'-6"
Beam 4'-7"

118' Classic Sloop - Preliminary Design

This is a new project in a preliminary stage of design. She is 118' overall.

General Arrangement Plan

Principal Dimensions
LOA 118'-0"
LWL 88'-2"
Beam 25'-0"
Draft 13'-1"
Sail Area 4,840 sq ft

Monaco Yacht Show - 2010

We're off to Monaco. We'll be posting images from there during the week. It's not a bad place to hang out.

Personal submarine anyone?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sailing in New York Harbor

Here's a shot of the Frank Gehry designed building affectionately known as The Sails. Here's a very nice interactive website about the design (click here). The video animation shows the importance of 3D modeling to his work and is the same sort of process we follow when designing boats, although the computer program they use is even more sophisticated and developed in-house.

It's nice to see this modern building with its sailing motif when out on the water. Here's another shot.

And of course the quintessential New York Harbor view.