Archivi del mese: giugno 2013

COUACH met à l’eau son tout nouveau 26 mètres

Le 2600 FLY a été mis à l’eau le 24 juin sur le Bassin d’Arcachon. Avec ce nouveau modèle, le chantier se positionne pour la première fois sur le segment des 80 pieds et étoffe son catalogue de yachts et de vedettes professionnelles, déjà composé de 14 modèles de 14 à 50 mètres.


Le chaînon manquant entre 22 et 28 mètres
Les clients du chantier attendaient depuis longtemps une unité de cette dimension. Conçu pour venir compléter la gamme entre les modèles déjà existant de 22 et 28 mètres, le 2600 FLY est l’expression parfaite de ce que Couach sait faire de mieux : un yacht compact, parfaitement homogène et fonctionnel, où il fait bon vivre et naviguer. Ainsi, tout en s’inscrivant dans une démarche de renouveau en matière de circulation à bord et de traitement des volumes, le 2600 FLY porte toutes les caractéristiques qui ont fait la renommée du chantier Couach : une coque en V profond, planante, en matériaux composites, rapide, stable et légère ; motorisée par un système à ligne d’arbre.


Toute l’ADN Couach
Le designer maison, Franck Reynaud, parti d’une feuille blanche, a ainsi imaginé un modèle complètement dans l’air du temps qui conserve pour autant les lignes caractéristiques de la marque empruntes de sérieux, rigueur et qualités marines. Parmi les signes de renouveau, on notera notamment des effets de style empruntés au dessin du 50 mètres réalisé en 2012; l’aménagement de l’étrave rare sur carène en V profond ; l’aménagement du flying-bridge; ou encore les grandes baies coulissantes latérales qui ouvrent entièrement le salon sur la mer.

Un bateau parfaitement homogène
Pour définir ses choix d’aménagement, toujours entièrement personnalisable chez Couach, le client s’est inspiré de La Pellegrina, le super yacht de 50 mètres réalisé en 2012. Des choix ambitieux qui ont mené les équipes à optimiser toujours plus l’espace et à repousser chaque limite. Le résultat est excellent et le 2600 Fly réunit sur 26 mètres et 4 cabines tous les atouts attendus sur un navire de plus grande taille.


Le 2600 FLY sera présenté à la presse et au public lors du Festival de Plaisance qui se déroulera du 10 au 15 Septembre 2013 à Cannes.


RMK MARINE announces the delivery of MY Keyla – NEW refit 2013

RMK Marine – part of the Koç Group Companies – is pleased to announce the delivery of MY Keyla (formerly: Chevy Toy; Stanley Z) after a major refit that lasted more than a year and a half.

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Keyla is a 45.3 metres motor yacht built by Trinity Yachts, with an aluminium semidisplacement hull and superstructure, and two MTU/DDC 16V2000 engines, 3,600HP (2,685 kW). RMK Marine (Superyacht builder based in Turkey) and the Hot Lab – Yacht&Design studio in Milan (Italy) worked together to refit the yacht after a series of inputs from the Owner and his family, who are enthusiasts of photography, art and fossil collecting.

After devising various solutions, the Owner decided on a major refit. Revamping the interior for the new Owner’s lifestyle and needs meant that substantial stylistic changes has been introduced as well as several technical updates involving equipments.

A 6.5-foot hull extension (2 metres) added space to create larger swimming platform , without adversely affecting Keyla’s original lines. The electrical systems were comprehensively updated with the installation of new generators compatible with both the standard European 220 V and the American 110 V. Other systems like the hydraulics were completely replaced. The complete system upgrade has left the yacht more akin to a newly built vessel. The only untouched system after the refit was the air conditioning.

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The Owner’s first request was to improve the crew and service area. Laundry area has been resized to fit additional cabins in the crew quarters. This enables MY Keyla to count on additional number of crew members. The Captain’s cabin – close to the bridge, brings the total number of berths for the crew to 8+1.

Hot Lab and RMK Marine re-designed the galley, main saloon, upper lounge, sundeck and the bridge. The galley was not altered in terms of layout, but important upgradings were made to equipment. The helm station was deeply modified, but no changes were made to the original systems or electronics.

The main deck – although unmodified in the general plans – has undergone “minor changes” in its layout: the dining area has been moved to the stern to combine the effects of “al-fresco” dining experience while the lounge area has been carried towards the bow, closer to the 60” TV screen.

The lower deck is the guest deck, with a total of 8 berths in four cabins, including two VIP cabins and two twin cabins with two further Pullman beds, all with en suite bathrooms and large walk-in wardrobes as requested by the Owner.

The upper deck has a new design as requested by the Owner’s family. It has been made into a secluded inside area, especially for children. An example of this new use should be the “toy box” area on the starboard side which has been extended, making it one of the most distinctive design features. There are also two large L- shaped sofas placed to the aft port and starboard corner and in front of a “served” open bar and 65” TV screen.

Outside a new outstanding dining area has been created with a huge round 14-person table, plus two coffee tables that can be ingeniously transformed into dining tables for 4 people each.

This means that 20 people or more can be seated for sociable dinners. To provide guests with full entertainment, a 50” TV screen was added to this social area. The boat has been designed with the well-being of the owner and his guests in mind.

RMK Marine and Hot Lab modified the layout of the Sun deck, creating new areas and offering a visually exciting journey on this deck. A day toilet and a small technical area have been added by using previously unused facilities. The bar faces the bow, while the stern area can be enjoyed in different ways: as a lounging and sunbathing area during the day and as a comfortable dining at night. The area is equipped with a table for eight people for informal lunches, with a bimini-top cover over the whole area from the lounge bar to the jacuzzi in the forward. This deck has also been modernised with all-teak flooring. The sunbathing area has been enlarged so that after the refit has a total area of 18 m2.

All the exteriors on all the decks have been refitted with contemporary furniture with rounded corners and varnished in ice white, with inserts in unfinished “open pore” teak that has been specially treated to make it highly resistant to liquids. Custom built tables have been added on all decks.

Special attention was paid to the lighting system, which now features indirect LED lights throughout the yacht. Having new LED technology was one of the Owner’s specific requests, even before any other material and surface elements were decided on. Blue rosewood with gold veins was chosen for the Owner’s cabin, while SilverWave was used to embellish the main deck, lobby area and upper deck – due its characteristic “fossil tree trunk” veins, echoing one of the passions of the Owner’s family.

The new interior decoration features a refined “underwater” theme developed thanks to the collaboration with the leading company Foglizzo. Laser designed jellyfishes gently decorate nabuck leather surfaces on the main and upper deck. The owner, who was very pro-active in developing the interior design, expressly asked for simple shapes that would be safe for children – “minimal” (but not minimalist!) – with rounded corners and a contemporary twist. The materials and colours of the interiors reflect the style of the exteriors with the extensive use of various shades of white and different types of wood: white-treated Tanganyika frisé and natural mirror-varnished Makassar (open pore only for the ceilings). The owner asked for six different kinds of white for the marbles, white smooth natural leather, kinds of mother-of-pearl for the bathroom decor and “natural silver leaf”.

Hot Lab and RMK Marine – as for audio/video system – worked completely to modernise the domotic controls, in each cabin. Keyla features state of the art Crestron Systems with remote Ipads control, throughout the boat. Ipads enables to control- in addition to the entertainment – also curtains, window blinds and lights.

Keyla’s hull color has been changed, and now she boasts an elegant Awlgrip Kingston Grey colour, which help recognize her at first glance.


A private ceremony has been organized in order to celebrate the delivery with the Owner and his family. Among the guests, Paolo Vitelli – Azimut Benetti Group Chairman and Founder -, Vincenzo Poerio – CEO Megayacht Division -, Paul Brackley from Central Yachts together with the rest of Benetti’s management and staff including technical personnel and workers involved in the construction.

Based on a particularly successful Benetti’s naval platform, Lady Candy has been built in steel while superstructure is made with aluminium.

Length waterline at full load: 47.6 m about
Overall beam: 10.60 m
Total fresh water capacity: 18,000 Litres about
Total fuel capacity: 130,000 Litres about
Max speed, at half load condition: 15.5 knots.
Cruise speed, at half load condition, at 85% MCR: 15 knots.
Range at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles.

Garmin GPSMAP 721 su Barche a Motore Maggio 2013

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Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept: un modello di perfezione

Il motor yacht di lusso di 14 metri – sviluppato da Silver Arrows Marine in collaborazione con Mercedes-Benz Style, vero e prorprio “Granturismo del mare”, si è guadagnato un posto speciale nel venerato settore della produzione automobilistica Italiana.


Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) Granturismo è diventato il primo yacht ed essere utilizzato come oggetto di studio per i tirocinanti modellisti del CEMI, il Centro Europeo di Modellismo Industriale, l’unica scuola di questo genere nel mondo.

Partendo dal perfetto motor yacht questi giovani e qualificati talenti hanno dato vita ad un modello altrettanto perfetto” – ha dichiarato il Direttore della comunicazione Paolo Bonaveri – “E’ stato davvero interessante per noi lavorare con l’istituto CEMI; ci ha permesso di rafforzare ulteriormente il legame esistente tra auto di lusso e nautica, vero cuore pulsante del progetto SAM“.

In passato gli studenti del CEMI avevano perfezionato le loro abilità con progetti relativi ad auto, moto e persino ad un carro egiziano. Ma non si erano mai cimentati nella realizzazione di un modello di una barca, e non di certo di un innovativo motor yacht di lusso dall’elegante design firmato Mercedes-Benz Style.

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Questo progetto ha rappresentato un’esperienza unica per gli studenti“, ha dichiarato il coordinatore CEMI Costanzo Rinaudo. “E’ importante per loro fare esperienze lavorative anche al di fuori del mondo automobilistico. Questo tipo di collaborazioni ha una grande importanza per l’arte e la tecnologia del modellismo. Progetti come questo permettono, inoltre, agli studenti di interagire direttamente con i centri stile e le aziende di prototipazione, come Stola Engineering e GR Painting di Torino. Siamo fortemente riconoscenti ad entrambe le società per il loro prezioso sostegno e tutta l’esperienza pratica che hanno offerto ai nostri studenti. Penso che sarà di grande aiuto a tutti loro nel momento in cui cominceranno a cercare lavoro nel settore“.

CEMI ( nasce nel 1998 Savigliano, a sud di Torino, nel cuore del distretto automobilistico italiano. Grazie anche al contributo di finanziatori illustri come il leggendario designer italiano Giorgetto Giugiaro, CEMI si pone fin da subito come missione quella di offrire una formazione di alto livello ad aspiranti modellisti industriali per soddisfare la richiesta di giovani ben preparati da parte di case automobilistiche e centri stile. Unica scuola del suo genere, CEMI attira oggi studenti da ogni parte del mondo.

Esemplificativa proprio in questo senso è la partecipazione di un ragazzo Coreano alla realizzazione del modello (in scala uno a dieci) del Concept SAM Granturismo. Tra le aziende con cui oggi il centro collabora: Ferrari, Italdesign, Mercedes-Benz, Ducati, Pininfarina e Bertone.

Il lavoro altamente qualificato si basa su precisione e destrezza e sull’uso di materiali quali resine, argilla e gesso che consentono al progettista di svolgere ogni fase nel modo più accurato possibile in forma 3D.

La fase di realizzazione di un modello è fondamentale per trasformare un prototipo in un prodotto industriale – e questo vale tanto per le automobili quanto per le barche” afferma Giorgio Stirano, direttore dell’ Engineering di Silver Arrows Marine ed ex direttore tecnico di Formula Uno. “Faccio parte del mondo del design italiano e del settore automobilistico da molti anni e so perfettamente quanto questo lavoro sia importante. E’ molto piacevole vedere giovani appassionati e competenti in grado di garantire a questo meraviglioso mestiere un prospero futuro“.

Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo ha un vero e proprio DNA automobilistico. Il design, gli interni, i materiali, i colori e i dettagli sono tutti pregni di quel “lusso moderno” tipico delle vetture Mercedes-Benz. Tra le caratteristiche più innovative: un accogliente salone principale (open space) con livelli di spazio e luce senza precedenti per la sua categoria e un ampio ponte posteriore con un’inedita disposizione delle sedute.

Siamo entusiasti perché ci rendiamo conto dell’unicità della nostra barcaha aggiunto Paolo Bonaveri. “I progettisti di Mercedes-Benz Style non solo hanno fuso armonicamente insieme elementi del settore automotive e quello marino, ma hanno dato vita ad un prodotto che rappresenta un vero e proprio stile di vita, senza paragoni nel mercato“.