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38m superyacht Westport 125 slams into a dock and damages vessels in Washington and other yacht news

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38m superyacht Westport 125 slams into a dock and damages vessels in Washington

On October 7, a brand new 38-metre superyacht Westport 125 crashed into a fuel dock Port Angeles Boat Haven in Washington, DC. The dramatic incident was captured by surveillance cameras, causing an overall damage of reported $100,000 to the berths and several smaller vessels on her way.

According to media sources, the superyacht was moored at a fuel dock at Port Angeles Boat Haven just outside of Seattle, Washington. The release by Clallam County Sheriff’s Office states the yacht was expecting fuelling. The mooring lines were secured to the dock but the fuelling process had not yet begun, at the moment of the accident.

Suddenly, the superyacht accelerated from the fuel dock by herself, colliding with several docks and at least seven other boats. The most extensive damage was caused to a research vessel named the Kuapio Kohola. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

At the moment, the cause of the accident remains under investigation. A crew of 6 employees, including the Captain, were on-board at the moment of the collision. Importantly, alcohol and drugs are not suspected.

Some suggestions indicate the reason of the collision could be a malfunction of on-board electronics. Meanwhile, Westport shipyard promised to fully compensate for the caused damage.

First superyacht ever with DSS technology: Baltic delivers 43m Canova

Finnish builder Baltic Yachts has delivered its 43-metre sailing superyacht Canova, following successful sea trials. The vessel was launched on May 13, to become the world’s first sailing superyacht equipped with DSS technology, earlier deployed on smaller yachts. Canova departed Jakobstad yard for her maiden trip on October 20.

Canova claims to be one of the most technically advanced yachts the yard has ever constructed. The world’s first sliding wing yacht, she has been designed to reduce bowing, increase speed and increase comfort on-board.

The superyacht’s design was developed by Baltic in-house team in collaboration with Gordon Kay from Infiniti Performance Yachts and engineers from BAR Technologies. Farr Yacht Design was responsible for the marine architecture of the boat, while the interior profile comes from the drawing boards of Lucio Micheletti.

Canova’s wing is integrated into the cassette in the yacht’s hull directly under the waterline and extends up to 6.5 meters in the leeward direction, which significantly increases the ship’s driving performance and the comfort of the crew and guests on board.

Furthermore, her systems are designed for ease of maintenance in remote areas and while under sail her free-wheeling propeller will take the place of conventional generating sets to charge her large bank of Lithium ion batteries.

Featuring 9-metre long DSS foil developed by Infiniti Yachts athwartships, Canova will strive for comfort while under sail in long trans-ocean passages with her heel angle will be reduced by up to 10 degrees and her pitching motion dampened. Depending on the conditions, the technology will increase the yacht’s estimated top speed of 25 knots at 5-20%.

Bilgin introduces new 50m on spec superyacht project

The largest yachts’ builder in Turkey, Bilgin Yachts (with a 85-metre yacht currently under construction) has announced its brand new on spec project Bilgin 50M.

Signed by Unique Yacht Design, the yacht’s design features modern lines, spacious interior and exterior areas as well as latest manufacturing standards. This four-deck veseel is designed to accommodate five guest cabins on the lower deck including a full-beam VIP. All lower deck guest cabins will have large portholes to maintain the natural light and view of the sea creating the home at sea feeling.

Full-beam owner suite is located on main deck with a private area over 60m². Having full height windows on both sides, the cabin will have natural daylight all day long. Separate bathrooms, a dressing room and an office area will be shaped according to the wishes of the yacht’s future owner.

The main saloon on the main deck and the sky lounge on bridge deck are the hearth of the yacht with large windows and open areas emphasizing the bright and spacious interior. Main deck has comfortable couches and dining areas for 12 people both interior and exterior parts. On the other side, the bridge deck will have large seating areas and a bar in addition to a large lounge area for socializing.

77m superyacht Project Black Shark takes shape at Nobiskrug

After laying keel in February 2019, German shipyard Nobiskrug has joined together the hull and superstructure of its 77-metre in-build superyacht Project Black Shark. The superyacht was sold by Imperial in April 2018 at a withheld asking price.

The five-decked custom vessel with a shark shape developed by Winch Design features not only striking appearance, but also environmental efficiency. She is set to meet the strict standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III.

Black Shark’s spacious interiors of 2,080 GT have been outlined by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. The yacht with a beam of 12.7 metres will be trademarked with a spacious beach club, spa, Jacuzzi, and luxury-tenders set.

With still a lot of work ahead the completion, the ship will soon be expecting  transportation from Kiel to Rendsburg facility. The superyacht’s delivery to her owner is scheduled to spring 2021. At the moment, the yard also has the 62-metre Espen Øino-designed Project 794 managed by Imperial under construction.

Twin superyacht design: 88m S/Y Lotus paired with 70m companion vessel

Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman partnered with ThirtyC design studio and Dykstra Naval Architects have introduced a ‘double’ superyacht concept during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019. The design concept complements the earlier revealed 88-metre sailing superyacht Lotus with a 70-metre companion vessel Lotus’ Shadow.

A ‘next-generation’ twin project from the British design studio ThirtyC, ‘Lotus’ bridges the gap between the experience of sailing and the adventure of the motor yacht lifestyle. Designed with the combination of dual-mast DynaRig sailing yacht and rugged Support Vessel, Lotus aims at unbridled freedom for both the journey and the destination.

The lightweight, high-tech 88-metre sailing yacht represents the primary vessel in this ‘private armada’, offering owners speed, precision sailing and the ability to cruise the world in comfort or compete in global superyacht regattas. This versatility is due to the world’s first twin-mast DynaRig structure, meaning Lotus has the potential to become one of the most technologically advanced and fastest sailing yacht of her kind on the water.

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