DAMEN Creates New Adventure Yacht to Meet Demand

DAMEN Creates New Adventure Yacht to Meet Demand

A new 43 metre (142ft) sport and adventure yacht has emerged and enhanced the ever-evolving exploration fleet of DAMEN.

Redefining the yachting experience for true outdoor action and adrenaline lovers, DAMEN has developed the Adventure 4008 in response to growing demand for carrying capacity on board their famous support line.

“There’s nothing else like the Adventure 4008 on the market,” says Rose Damen, Sales Manager at AMELS, DAMEN’s Dutch luxury yacht builder which handles sales and marketing for the Adventure 4008. “The 40 to 50-metre yachts on the market just don’t fit the bill for these clients. They don’t want to compromise on the gear they love – big, 30-ft tenders and fast boats up to 60 knots, submarines, helicopters or sport aircraft. Not only can they carry it all on their Adventure 4008, but they can also bring their friends and family and live the adventure in comfort and style.”

“The SEA AXE’s muscular, rugged looks are not just for show,” says DAMEN Product Director Mark Vermeulen. “The Adventure 4008 has serious capability with proven performance in the most demanding environments. It’s a no-nonsense yacht – very reliable. Plus, as part of the SEA AXE family, we have a smooth and finely tuned production and that means on time and on budget delivery in just a matter of months.”

The Adventure 4008 has all the makings of an unforgettable weekend. Send the Adventure 4008 ahead and meet it with a private jet and helicopter. How about heli-skiing with good friends in Alaska, or sport fishing with the kids in the Bahamas, or surfing on the Baja Peninsula and then be back in the board room by Monday?

Thanks to the Adventure 4008’s fast delivery, Owners are just a few months away from enjoying the most thrilling gear in the world’s most spectacular destinations.

DAMEN Creates New Adventure Yacht to Meet Demand
The Adventure 4008
DAMEN Creates New Adventure Yacht to Meet Demand
DAMEN Creates New Adventure Yacht to Meet Demand

The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives

The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives

Columbus has introduced a new fully custom explorer yacht under the name of Tomahawk, measuring 52 metres and providing space, style and stability for those in search of a new adventure.

Marco Casali based the concept of the new explorer on Palumbo’s shipbuilding experience and heritage. The Columbus Tomahawk combines technical seakeeping ability and high-levels of comfort, mixed with a rugged adventure style with a bow based on the titular Native American battle axe.

The clean design of the explorer vessels combines the extraordinary spaces for guests, with high quality finishing and unique comfort, with an innovative layout and spacious interior. Created to span lengths of 40 metres to 100 metres, the Columbus Tomahawk is a full custom design which can satisfy the owner’s wishes on a new and exciting platform.

“Tomahawk is conceived as a yacht inside a ship, because of its comfort qualities,” explains Marco Casali, designer of Tomahawk. “The owner’s cabin (75sqm) lies at the bow with its forward-facing windows overlooking a 21 square metre private terrace with its sun bathing platform and Jacuzzi: a clear 180 degree view in total privacy.”

“The guest area in the lower deck is connected to the gym-spa area with windows overlooking the beach club. The guests and the owner may reach the beach area, the pool and the water directly without passing through the saloons. A unique dining area is hosted in the bow with an American bar and a cinema/karaoke space. The crew area is also larger than usual and focuses on the quality of the space.”

The vessel’s extra-large volumes can be seen on the beach club, which also gives way to a fully stocked tender bay with space for anything from up to two 12 metre tenders, four jet skis, a submarine or several motorcycles and sea toys.

The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives
The Tomahawk Explorer Superyacht Concept Arrives

Thinius Yachcharter hat Probleme

Es häufen sich die Gerüchte um die Insolvenz von Thinius Yachcharter. Der Inhaber der Thinius Andreas Kühn scheint mit allen Möglichkeiten die gebuchten Schiffe zur Verfügung zu stellen, leider gelingt es ihm nicht immer ein Ersatzboot zu organisieren.

Den Berichten von von nach, gibt es erste Strafanzeigen gegen die Firma, da bis kurz vor dem Törnantritt die bereits bezahlte Yachten für die Yachtcharter auf Mallorca nicht zur Verfügung gestellt werden konnten. Ersatzboote musste in voller Höhe nochmals gezahlt werden.

Die Yacht.de schreibt dazu auf deren Webseite, dass Daniel Barone von Barone Yachting dazu folgendes sagt: „Wir haben vier Buchungen bei Thinius auf Mallorca gehabt. Als die Törns der Kunden näher rückten, wunderten wir uns, dass keine weitere Informationen oder Unterlagen für die Kunden seitens der Charterbasis kamen. Auf Nachfrage stellte sich dann heraus, dass die Schiffe gar nicht mehr bei Thinius unter Vertrag waren, sondern von den Eignern in andere Firmen überführt worden waren. Die Geschäftsleitung hätte das Geld weiterleiten müssen, hat dies aber nicht getan.“ Es gelang dann, die Kunden auf andere Boote ohne Mehrkosten für diese umzubuchen, auf die Erstattung der geleisteten Anzahlungen wartet Barone bis heute.
Zwei weitere deutsche Agenturen berichten von ähnlichen Fällen, das Schema scheint immer dasselbe: Anzahlungen wurden geleistet, das Geld aber offenbar nicht weitergeleitet. Vier große deutsche Agenturen, die namentlich nicht genannt werden wollten, haben mittlerweile die Geschäfte mit Thinius eingestellt.
Laut dem Thinius-Geschäftsführer und Inhaber Andreas Kühn stellt sich die Sachlage anders dar:  „Es gab Unstimmigkeiten mit Eignern darüber, was in der Wartung der Schiffe charterbedingte Abnutzung ist und was Schäden, die durch Kunden verursacht werden. So etwas kommt immer wieder einmal vor, das gehört zum Geschäft.“
Von Unregelmäßigkeiten gegenüber Agenturen und Kunden könne keine Rede sein, es habe kurzzeitig Probleme mit einem defekten Schiff in Lemmer gegeben, die mittlerweile aber alle verrechnet worden seien. Gegenüber der YACHT erklärte er, das Schiff in Lemmer sei von den Vorkunden beschädigt worden.

Wir empfehlen daher dringend auf die Herausgabe von Sicherungsscheinen zu bestehen, so dass die Zahlungen für die Yachtcharter von einem neutralen Dritten wie Yachtpool, Pantheus oder EIS (European Insurance Services) abgesichert ist.

Denn ohne Sicherungsschein ist die Anzahlung im Falle einer Insolvenz des Anbieters oder auch der Agentur nicht rückversichert. Diese in dann im Normalfall verloren. Es gab in den letzten Jahren immer wieder Fälle, in denen genau das geschehen ist.  und ist dann in der Regel verloren, wie solche Fälle im Chartermarkt der letzten Jahre immer wieder belegt haben. Eigentlich auch nicht weiter erstaunlich, wenn man sich die Summen ansieht, mit denen zum Teil sehr kleine Agenturen hantieren und sei es Mismanagement, wirtschaftliche Einflüsse oder gar böswilliges Handeln – ein Sicherungsschein gilt immer noch als freiwillige Leistung der Charteragenturen und sollte von uns Kunden immer nachgefragt und eingefordert werden.

Quelle: yacht.de

Yachtcharter Sicherungsschein
Yachtcharter Sicherungsschein

The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up

The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up

With 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries spread over 3 million square feet, centred around a display of 1,500 yachts, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show welcomed 100,000 visitors to a showcase of serious strength.

With a highlight on positivity, even with a tense atmosphere surrounding the elections looming, the influx of yachting enthusiasts walking the docks kept every single brand within the superyacht and surrounding marine industry busy.

A Message of Positivity
“Good attitudes, everybody is happy,” says Daryl Wakefield, President of Westport Yachts. “We started feeling this energy back in the summer. I think a lot of people thought the election would have a lot of control over it, and it certainly hasn’t had any effect on the traffic and the attitude.”

“There’s a strong demand in the market place […] we sell of 475 boats a year, and hopefully in 2017 we’ll hit that 500 mark”, adds Rob Bowman, Marketing Director of HMY. “We’re seeing a lot more of the larger motor yachts sell. I think you’re going to see a couple more 100 foot boats sell here very shortly.”

“We’re having a great year, 2016 has been really phenomenal [...] We’re here right now in 9 different venues,” says Darren Plymale, Vice President of Galati Yacht Sales. "This is the mecca, if you’re going to come here and you’re going to be part of what’s going on in this large motor yacht segment, you’ve got to be here.”

A Platform for World Debuts
Several world debuts in the US - with Feadship’s Savannah acting as a main attraction opposite the stunning Galactica Supernova by Heesen Yachts - kept those on the docks running back and forth to see the latest European imports, with Fast & Furious representing the latest focus on exploration from AMELS & DAMEN.

Heesen Yachts also launched Project Cayman at the show, an all-aluminium 138ft (48 metre) superyacht geared for the American market, due to its draft making it perfect for the Bahamas and reduced fuel consumption.

Oceanco launched its incredible new project Spectrum, presented in conjunction with Mario Pedol of Nauta Design. This premiere spans five decks with a remarkable modern exterior, and still maintains an unparalleled relationship with the water given its length of 102 metres (334ft).

After successfully presenting the superyacht project Sundance with Steve Gresham at the Monaco Yacht Show, Fincantieri took to America to present the angular, modern and outstanding Private Bay design, which spans 120 metres with an Horacio Bozzo exterior style.

Full insights surrounding each of the new unveilings in FLIBS will arrive soon; however, American debuts came in the form of the Westport 125, a beautifully styled in-house designed yacht which has been attracting a lot of attention during the show, and the two new Christensen motor yachts Chasseur and Silver Lining which were all launched this year.

With an increased level of footfall, strong responses from all industry members, new announcements and a full American Market feature highlighting activity on its way this week, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is already being coined as yet another busy year for the superyacht community.

An Insight into the 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up
The 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Round Up With 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries spread over 3 million square feet, centred around a display of 1,500 yachts, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show welcomed 100,000 visitors to a showcase of serious strength.

Charter Focus: An Artistic Escape on Superyacht JoyMe

Charter Focus: An Artistic Escape on Superyacht JoyMe

Created by the team at Philip Zepter in 2011, with a unique exterior design by Mijo Radunovic, JoyMe is a sleek, ultra-contemporary and stylish 50 metre (163.7ft) superyacht perfect for charter when discovering the Mediterranean beauty of the Adriatic.

JoyMe’s design concept offers something spectacular with a combination of open air exterior areas and minimalist interior space, perfectly encapsulating indoor and outdoor living. 

Philip Zepter created his own superyacht to match a unique vision. Built by Zepter Yachts, the bold and distinctive character, art-inspired interior and striking, colourful exterior is the work of myriad visionaries, such as Marijana Radovic and Mijo Radunovic. 

With a crew of eleven at your disposal, the 6 in-suite air-conditioned cabins and guest accommodation are uniquely located at the main deck, with each cabin offering a distinct retro design that utilises space and colour to communicate a unique experience to its guests.

Its VIP suite, located on the Upper Deck, boasts exterior terrace areas with open sea views as well as a walk-in bathroom and Portuguese bridge with seating and sun beds on the bow.

JoyMe's impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for taking to entertaining with family and friends. Complete with the latest water toys and Gym with a Finnish sauna & Hammam Spa with the spectacle of a sea view.  A sun deck boasts a 3.5 meter Jacuzzi and sky lounge perfect for summer evenings on the water.

She is the largest yacht under Croatian flag available for charter on the Adriatic, offering the best way to explore the coast of Croatia and Montenegro full of stunning medieval towns framed by crystal azure waters. 

New to the Thompson, Westwood and White (TWW Yachts) fleet, JoyMe is available for charter across the Montenegro and Croatia; offering an idyllic escape across one of the world's most exciting new charter hubs.

Charter Focus: An Artistic Escape on Superyacht JoyMe
Charter Focus: Performance Meets Luxury on JoyMe