24 August 2016

TECHNOLOGY

VBH launches Apple Watch interface

Van Berge Henegouwen has launched an Apple Watch application for its Pivot Control system, allowing owners, guest and crew to communicate and control on board environments more intuitively...

Bray Yacht Design researches fuel saving hull technology

Known for their advanced hull work with fuel saving hull appendages, Bray's current technology produces a maximum benefit of 30 per cent in fuel savings.

Technology, just around the corner

At SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2016 we will be following the progress of tomorrow's emerging technologies and trends. Two of the most eagerly anticipated workshops are Kymeta's 'Domeless Design' and Amels' and Alewijnse's 'Integrating H

Challenging the seas

In an extreme voyage of 1,261nm across the North Atlantic, Rafnar is putting its Leiftur 1100 Series through its paces as the team travels from Reykjavik to Gothenburg this week.

Magma Structures awarded for innovation

The Plymouth-based composite specialist, Magma Structures, has received numerous awards for its work on the innovative rigging system for sailing yacht 'A'

YPI enters virtual reality

Yachting Partners International has developed a new virtual reality platform that it believes will revolutionise superyacht marketing. The programme was created by the Dutch virtual reality specialists Bricks and Goggles

Vripack's Slide Hull gains traction

Vripack announce two further projects based on its patented Slide Hull design offering planing speeds, excellent seakeeping and high fuel efficiency

See the video - Self-driving superyachts a reality

Mike Blake, president and founder of Palladium Technologies, believes the fully autonomous yacht is soon to be a reality, with much of the technology already in place - see the interview.… More

How new materials are pushing design

Following the opening keynote at the Global Superyacht Forum on Tuesday morning entitled Next Generation Projects, Thys Nikkels discusses the freedom that comes with using modern technology and materials, such as composites, to re… More

The full set

Veritais, the British audio-visual specialist, has recently completed comprehensive AV projects on a 54m motoryacht, a 45m ketch and a 10m limousine tender… More

Trend setters

The superyacht industry is beginning to influence markets beyond our own. Hotels, homes and restaurants are beginning to borrow the best of superyacht technology and the lifestyles ethos.… More

Pavegen supports security as well as clean energy

Clean energy technology can save lives at sea as well as the environment… More

Apple home automation

Crestron is soon to launch its home automation application for the Apple Watch and it will be on view at SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015… More

Hull Vane 'Alive' and kicking

The Hull Vane fixed stern foil has been successfully implemented onto a number of different vessels and the results are extremely promising.… More

Solidworks bridges the gap between design and construction

Solidworks, a subsidiary of Dassault Systemes, has launched its new model-based design manufacturing application, easing the burden of technical communication.… More

Hybrid theory: what makes a hybrid yacht?

The recent launch of Feadship's first hybrid, 83.5m Savannah has thrown a light on the world of hybrid superyacht design, but confusion still surrounds what constitutes a hybrid yacht. SuperyachtDesign looks at the technology and … More

Doing away with domes

UK, Teddington. SkyTech, a company active in the area of maritime and aeronautical satellite communications, is tackling the issue of how to integrate VSAT hardware on superyachts into a more aesthetically pleasing package.… More

SOLIDWORKS allows designers to focus on designing

London, UK. The latest version of the SOLIDWORKS 3D design software removes many of the geometric complications from the design process… More

Cooler decks

THE NETHERLANDS, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. Esthec has added three new colours to its range of Esthec Lined Sheets. All three contain the same characteristics as the others in its range, but these have been specifically developed to be … More

Future technologies

Are innovations like eco solutions, hybrid concepts or advanced materials progressing quickly enough to significantly affect the current superyacht design market? Harley O’Neill, director of SuperyachtME, believes we ar… More

SYD Week: Material advantages

Alternative materials must surpass traditional materials to guarantee uptake, say designers in the morning session of day two at SuperyachtDESIGN Week… More

The quiet zone

In SuperyachtDesign Q14, industry representatives commented on whether or not technology ultimately enhances or detracts from the on-board experience for owners and guests. One such technology is the Active Noise Cancelling … More

The hydrogen powered Pinstripe

SWEDEN, Vargön. While there are tender manufacturers that offer environmentally conscious hybrid propulsion systems, Gray Design has revealed a nine-metre concept with a hydrogen propulsion system called Pinstripe.… More

Below the waterline

For 15 years the Canadian design studio Bray Yacht Design & Research has been looking into fuel-efficient hull forms and appendages. Patrick Bray explains how, by innovating below the waterline, it is possible to reduce fue… More

Central command concept

DENMARK, Risskov. Audio-visual specialist, Lantic Entertainment Systems has released a new feature for its cabin control software called Central Command. The addition offers cost and environmentally-efficient benefits to the… More

Bamboo tender

AUSTRIA, Vienna. The R1 tender is a 7.7m concept designed by Sigmund Yacht Design and commissioned by US-based bamboo specialist Lamboo.… More

Exploring History

Gianluca Ascheri, an economics graduate from the commercial university Luigi Bocconi in Milan, with a masters in Business Administration, discusses the history behind Explorer vessels and their value today.… More

Audio-visual Design

In SuperyachtDesign Q4, we looked at audio-visual systems and the importance of involving experts in the early design stages to ensure mistakes are avoided. Laura Lazzerini of Studio LgL explains how the design of the interi… More

Medical precision in works of art

It is not that uncommon to meet designers who started their career in another industry, especially the automotive sector, before entering the superyacht market. Could the same be true of artists? For Fiona Haines, this is ve… More

Zircotec's ceramic coating

Zircotec’s ThermoHold ceramic technology is to be used in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, to improve the durability of vessels’ winches over the course of the 39nm competition....… More

Veritais' AV Plan for Zanziba

Veritais has been awarded the contract for the supply, installation, commissioning and support for the AV systems on board Zanziba, a 46-metre superyacht designed by David Wright Design, which is scheduled for launch in August 201… More

Staying Stable

Ensuring a yacht remains as comfortable as possible in the presence of waves has always been a top consideration in superyacht design. Paul Steinmann, owner of Halcyon International, a company that offers turnkey vessel stabilisat… More

From Performance to Opulence

Malcolm Cole is a marine engineer who has worked on a number of historic, high-performance motoryachts. At one time he supplied most of the British powerboat industry with virtually unbreakable fuel tanks for racing and fast… More

Entertainment Systems: Is it time to upgrade to 3D?

David Milner from Lantic Entertainment Systems explores the expanding world of 3D technology and asks whether the time has come to upgrade all your redundant hardware...… More

Licence to thrill

The ICON A5 is a sleek, folding-wing amphibious aircraft, that at first glance looks like something out of a James Bond movie. Made of carbon fibre with 34-foot wings that fold manually or at a touch of a button, the ICON A5… More

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Gill Schmid Design, formerly Impossible Productions Ink, has unveiled a new 110m superyacht concept following a series of foc… More

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