As she sat inside her covered drydock at the Amels shipyard, Project Waka floated on her lines for the first time. The major milestone, which took place on March 16, represented a further milestone for the Dutch builder. Project Waka is the first megayacht in the Amels 220 series, part of its Limited Editions offerings.
“The build process is often cloaked in darkness and secrecy, so on this occasion, we are enormously happy to be able to share our innovations and processes.” So says Holger Kahl, managing director of Nobiskrug. He’s speaking about Black Shark, the 253-foot (77-meter) megayacht whose keel laying took place just today. As much as that
The last year of the decade has dawned. That calls for reflection on what’s to come. For us, it especially means taking a look at highly awaited launches and deliveries. Every year, of course, holds the promise of fascinating projects. But, with bigger boats than ever in build, and technology blazing new paths, the 12
PHOTO: Carl Groll/TheYachtPhoto.com Tis the season for sea trials—specifically, for Tis, one of the latest Lürssen launches. Tis has been going through her paces for the past day or so. Judging from publicly available data, she’s hit some impressive speeds, nearing a 19-knot top end several times. Unlike most of the German builder’s projects, Tis
A buyer’s representative called Mark Cavendish, Heesen Yachts’ sales director, with a special request. Actually, two special requests. The first: a 262-footer (80-meter). The second: “She had to be fast—preferably reaching the magic 30 knots,” Cavendish says. Project Cosmos, the largest-length and largest-volume megayacht in Heesen’s history, posed a challenge. How do you keep weight
There’s nothing quite like kicking off the week strongly. The Lürssen team may especially agree today, considering it floated the megayacht Tis out of her build shed this morning. And yes, Tis is indeed her name, shining from her nameboards. Standing six decks high, accentuated by a blue hull and, unexpectedly, blue detailing on her aft upper