As it typically is, May was an extremely busy month for launches, the biggest of which was 66m Philmi from ISA. Good news also came in the form of several new orders, including a second 48m SuperSport for Palmer Johnson.
392 – Royal Huisman launched the 46.4m classic pilot ketch Project 392. The yacht was designed by Hoek Yacht Design and with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Read more here.
Bliss - Palmer Johnson have launched their second 52.4m PJ-170 model, Bliss, designed throughout by Nuvolari Lenard. She follows DB9, which launched in 2010. Read more here.
Carnival Liberty 3 Horizon Yachts launched 34m Carnival Liberty 3, the second yacht in their RP110 series. Built for an experienced owner, the yacht debuted at the Taiwan International Boat Show. Read more here.
Farfalla - Only three months after the delivery of SW 82 #02 Grande Orazio, Southern Wind Shipyards launched Farfalla, third of the SW 102’ miniseries. Read more here.
Foam - The Italian Sea Group launched a new motoryacht from its Admiral Custom Division, the 35m Admiral Classique 35, which has been named Foam. Read more here
My Sky - Heesen Yachts launched 51m My Sky (Hull 16551) on January 31st. Featuring an interior by Erick van Egeraat and naval architecture by Omega Naval Architects, My Sky will deliver to her owners in November 2014. Read more here.
ISA66M Granturismo - ISA Yachts launched the ISA66M Granturismo, its largest project to date. The 66m full displacement vessel hit the water at ISA's Ancona facility on 3 May. Read more here.
WinWin - Baltic Yachts launched 33m WinWin a Baltic 108 model designed by Javier Jaudenes with an interior by Design Unlimited. Read more here.
Other launches in May included: 47m Anastasia K from Benetti; 32.25m Blue Berry from Benetti Sail Division; the Logica 147-01; and 44.8m Latiko also from Benetti.
37m Admiral Tecnomar - Admiral Tecnomar is to build a 37m superyacht, due to be launched in 2016, with the deal brokered by Nakhimov Yachts. Read more here
48m SuperSport - Palmer Johnson has sold a second 48m SuperSport. Mike Kelsey Jr. confirmed the sale saying, “it’s a great affirmation: before we’ve launched the first one, we’ve been able to sell another one. It shows enthusiasm in the market.” Read more here.
71m ISA completion - ISA Yachts has welcomed a 71m superyacht to the yard for completion. The vessel arrives from Arkhangelsk, Russia's oldest seaport. Read more here.
C.2232 - The Perini Navi Group have announced their second order of 2014, selling their 60m ketch partially complete spec build C.2232 in collaboration with Fraser Yachts. Read more here.
Royal Huisman S&S - Royal Huisman have confirmed the signing of a new order, designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Little other details are available other than that interestingly it will be a carbon project. Read more here.
460Exp - Sanlorenzo have undertaken the technical launch of their first ever ecplorer yacht, the 42m 46EXP. Read more here.
Admiral E52 & E55 - Admiral Tecnomar has staged a traditional keel laying ceremony to mark the start of construction on an Admiral E Motion 55 and an Admiral E Motion 52. Read more here.
Amels - Dutch yacht builder Amels currently has no less than nine luxury yachts at its yard. At the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands, the six new builds and three refit projects range from 49m to 65.5m. Read more here.
Nautor Swan 105 RS - Construction progresses apace for the Nautor Swan 105 RS, ahead of its summer 2014 delivery. The build process began in early 2012 it is the first Swan 105 project that allowed the technical office to prep solutions before producing the component or system. Read more here.
Tankoa S693 - Francesco Paszkowski, who is responsible for the design of the recently resurrected Tankoa S693, has spoken about re-embarking on the project, and the newly agreed upon interior. Read more here.
Tenacity – Paragon Motoryachts have sold the 30.5m Bahama SkyMaster Tenacity to a Taiwanese owner just months before her expected launch. Read more here.
Nariida - RSB Rigging Solutions project manager, Mark Timmins will once again be heading up to Finland to the Baltic facility to re-step the masts onboard the Wally ketch Nariida. Read more here.
Natori – 41.8m Natori has left STP Shipyard after an extensive paint job courtesy of Absolute Boat Care, which began in December 2013. Read more here.
Holland Jachtbouw expands - Holland Jachtbouw has begun a construction project to expand its Zaandam operation substantially. Read more here.
IMS - IMS Shipyard has secured a thirty-year lease agreement that will allow it to develop a new site, IMS 700. Upon completion the site will increase IMS' berthing to 100, accommodating yachts up to 80m. Read more here.
Italian Sea Group - Admiral Tecnomar has extended its building capacity to 90m, with the purchase of a floating barge. Read more here.
McConaghy Boats - McConaghy Boats has opened a New Zealand based office, to be led by former Fitzroy Yachts staff. The company is looking to actively target the superyacht sector and build high performance composite superyachts. Read more here.
Yachting Developments Following a consolidation of staff in early 2013, Yachting Developments has diversified to come out stronger, providing a full service offering for yachts, including refit work, survey work and haul outs, interior fittings and of course new build work. Read more here.
Brokerage Round Up
29 April - 6 May 2014 - The week running 29 April – 6 May saw five sales completed, seven new central agencies announced, and nine price reductions made. Featuring an interview with Chris Cecil-Wright. Read more here.
7 - 13 May 2014 - eight sales completed, five new central agencies announced, and 10 price reductions made. Featuring an interview with Rory Trahair of Edmiston. Read more here.
14 - 19 May 2014 – four sales completed, five new central agencies announced, and eight price reductions made. Featuring an interview with Axel Douqué of Ocean Independence. Read more here.
20 – 27 May 2014 - five sales completed, two new central agencies announced, 10 price reductions made and one price increase. Read more here.
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