The last day of May saw the joined hull and superstructure for Project Asia make its way under tow to Royal Hakvoort’s shipyard from its subcontractor. The 200-foot (61-meter) megayacht, a.k.a. YN253, features naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. Now in the outfitting stage, she’s gaining various systems, mechanicals, and of course her interior design.
Sometimes, conversations with clients don’t end up in a contract. But, that doesn’t mean the design work gets put in a drawer and forgotten. The R.50 megayacht concept from Diana Yacht Design is a good example. While she started with a customer, she evolved even more as the culmination of the design studio’s 50 years
Just prior to its 20th anniversary, Conrad Shipyard will deliver its largest yacht to date. The Conrad C144S features design from three major international firms, for a longtime charter enthusiast who wanted a custom yacht of his own. In fact, according to Radek Gendek, a broker with the charter firm Luxury Charter Group, the customer
Fifteen years ago, the founder and then-managing director of Diana Yacht Design told the upcoming leadership team, “Make us proud. We worked hard to build up this name.” Fast forward to today, and the Dutch design studio is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company has celebrated a number of successes over the decades, including triumph
While a number of spec builds are under construction or about to begin, few feature steel hulls. Moonen Yachts is staying true to its heritage of long-range steel cruisers with the Moonen 110. Since steel cutting starts in June, interested buyers can truly customize the megayacht well before delivery in 2023. The Moonen 110, initially
Moonen Yachts is keeping its longtime focus on the smaller end of the megayacht scale with its newest model, the Moonen 110. She blends the benefits of a more intimate size with the characteristics that have made previous models a success. Specifically, the shipyard, Diana Yacht Design, and René van der Velden Yacht Design leveraged