December 19 was an exciting day for citizens all along some of the canals of The Netherlands. Feadship Project 707 headed past their homes, under tow, for arrival at the yacht builder’s Aalsmeer facility for final fit out. The 251-foot (76.5-meter) megayacht made for impressive shots as she passed through the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam.
Another name for a launch ramp is, of course, a slipway. Related to this, oftentimes commercial shipyards say a vessel under construction is “on the ways.” (Occasionally, yacht builders still use the same terminology.) Once that same vessel is ready for launch, the act of sliding toward the water is known as heading “down the
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Guy Fleury Photography In the early-morning hours of December 5, one of the most famous sailing superyachts in the world quietly slipped out of a shed in The Netherlands. The relaunch of Ranger at Vitters Shipyard comes after what has been an extensive refit. Ranger, of course, is the famous replica of
For the past five days, people in the UK have been buzzing about a particularly large yacht tying up in the River Thames. Seeing Bravo Eugenia in London is unusual indeed, since the city doesn’t typically see many vessels of this size. While most of the major media coverage has focused on her luxury features,
M people are focused on end-of-year celebrations right now. Heesen Yachts, however, has its eyes on both December as well as the early part of 2020. Not only does it anticipate launching Project Triton in less than a month, but it also expects to hand her over to a customer by February. With accommodations for
With hull numbers one through three in discussions with clients, the Sunseeker 161 Yacht is doing just what Sunseeker wanted. It is confirming that the British builder should expand into large superyacht sizes, while remaining true to its semi-custom nature. Furthermore, it is confirming that the builder can bring something different to the proverbial table.