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First Photos: Krogen 52′ From Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Port Quarter View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Port Quarter View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen has released the first photos of the nearly complete first Krogen 52′, which should be leaving the factory shortly by ship in time (hopefully) to make its debut at Seattle’s Lake Union Boats Afloat Show September 14.  This all-new design shows classic Krogen lines in a raised pilothouse model.  There’s no mistaking what company this yacht is from.  It’s a bluewater passagemaker and liveaboard yacht intended to meet the full-time needs of a couple or family.  Enjoy the photos and if you get to the Boats Afloat Show, let us know what you think!  Failing that, we may see hull #2 at the Fort Lauderdale Trawler Fest in early February next year.

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Port Side Forward View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Port Side Forward View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Pilothouse Helm View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Pilothouse Helm View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Flybridge Helm View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Flybridge Helm View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Side Deck View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Side Deck View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Wing Station View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Wing Station View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Office View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Office View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Office View 2 -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Office View 2 -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Office Bookshelf View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Office Bookshelf View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

 

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Port-Side Bar-Buffet and Pantry View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen 52' First Hull Port-Side Bar-Buffet and Pantry View -- Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

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First Photos — Nordhavn 120 Megayacht

Well, they don’t come any hotter than this.  These photos were taken overnight when the future queen of the Nordhavn fleet was released from her molds at the factory in China.  I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves, but I think you can get from them a couple of things — first, this is a big yacht. It looks like a Nordhavn but bigger and more powerful; like a professional baseball player on the “juice.” (Just kidding, PAE, really!).

You can also see how gorgeous the hull surfaces look, even before they’ve been finished and painted.  There really is nothing like a composite mold to ensure the perfect finish.  Also note the overall scale of the thing by the fellow walking down into the bulbous bow extension. Looks like there might be room in there for crew quarters!  Updated specs and program info available from P.A.E. here.

Starboard Quarter View of the First Nordhavn 120 - Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Starboard Quarter View of the First Nordhavn 120 - Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Bow of the New Nordhavn 120 as Yacht is Pulled From Mold -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Bow of the New Nordhavn 120 as Yacht is Pulled From Mold -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Starboard Bow of the New Nordhavn 120 Half-in, Half-out of Her Mold - Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Starboard Bow of the New Nordhavn 120 Half-in, Half-out of Her Mold - Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Starboard Hull View of the New Nordhavn 120 - Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Starboard Hull View of the New Nordhavn 120 - Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Forward Interior Hull View of the New Nordhavn 120 -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Forward Interior Hull View of the New Nordhavn 120 -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Transom View of New Nordhavn 120 -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Transom View of New Nordhavn 120 -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Cruising Under Power, megayachts, Powerboats

New Nordhavn 63 Pictures

Nordhavn 63-01 Sits on Her Lines at the Factory in China

P.A.E. today confirmed that hull #1 of the new Nordhavn 63 is in final preparation for shipment from the factory in China to Florida, where it will be commissioned and available for inspection. The N63 is a development of the N55/N60 series, with new deck and engine room molds. With its beam narrower than the N62, it will fit in places the latter cannot.

Bow-on Shot of the New Nordhavn 63

Bow-on Shot of the New Nordhavn 63

The N63 is described by PAE as an aft-wheelhouse version of the N60, retaining some of the saltiness of the original N62 but with the narrower beam.  In the accompanying photos, you can see it in the “tank” at the factory in China undergoing its first tests and systems checks. P.A.E. President Dan Streech told me yesterday that they hope to ship the boat by mid-September and have it available for viewing by the end of October.

Stern View of the New Nordhavn 63

Stern View of the New Nordhavn 63

Port Bow Photo of New Nordhavn 63

Port Bow Photo of New Nordhavn 63

View of Foredeck on New Nordhavn 63

View of Foredeck on New Nordhavn 63

Port Quarter View of New Nordhavn 63

Port Quarter View of New Nordhavn 63

Starboard Quarter View of New Nordhavn 63

Starboard Quarter View of New Nordhavn 63

Portuguese Bridge on New Nordhavn 63

Portuguese Bridge on New Nordhavn 63

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Powerboats

Ultimate Yachts: Video of the Molokai Strait 75′

Molokai Strait 75 at Newport

Molokai Strait 75 at Newport

The Molokai Strait   75 luxury bluewater expedition yacht Hercules is an examples of top-of-the-line everything. For the ocean adventurer, the Molokai Strait yachts are built with steel hulls and aluminum topsides, lots of displacement and fuel.

I first saw the 75′ Hercules at the Newport, Rhode Island, boat show in the fall of 2008 and it is an awe-inspiring yacht. But it’s not a yacht for the Newport cocktail cruisers. This is a full-on expedition yacht, with a hull designed for untamed oceans and safety features equal to the adventure.

The company produced a nice video on the small ship here:

Hercules, can often be seen at the bigger boat shows on the East Coast. Everything about this vessel fairly screams “ship.” Her bulk and solid presence even at the dock is impressive. The wide-open decks, massive freeing ports at the deck edge, and commercial-grade ship port lights and watertight hatches all add to the sense of safety and security.

Molokai Strait 75 bulbous bow

Molokai Strait 75 bulbous bow

Like many yachts of this size, most of the accessory systems are powered by hydraulics.  That includes one of the two anchor windlasses, the thrusters, steering, stabilizers and the Nick Jackson LPW 2700 davit on the foredeck. The design makes great use of the fo’c’sle where a clever arrangement has cozy quarters for captain and two additional crew members.

Molokai Strait 75
Specifications

LOA              75′- 6″
LWL              60′
Beam            22′
Draft             7′
Displ.           266,000 lbs (light)
Fuel             6,620 USgal
Water          1,070 USgal

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Powerboats

Jet Tern Marine Announces Selene 86 Ocean Explorer

Artist's Rendering of the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer -- Courtesy of Jet Tern Marine

Artist's Rendering of the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer -- Courtesy of Jet Tern Marine

Jet Tern Marine this week announced the first in a new series of luxury motoryachts — the Selene 86 Ocean Explorer.  The new yacht is the result of a collaboration between Howard Chen and his design team along with Dutch naval architect Guido de Groot. Construction of the molds for the new yacht has begun and hull number one is expected to be completed in time to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September of 2011.

Artist's Rendering of the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer -- Courtesy of Jet Tern Marine

Artist's Rendering of the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer -- Courtesy of Jet Tern Marine

Here’s how Jet Tern describes the boat in their press release:

The Selene 86 resembles her sisterships in that the design features a raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, and bulbous bow. However, this new model has more contemporary exterior lines as well as the addition of large side windows in the hull and stainless steel anchor pockets which is a departure from other Selene models. The blend of the traditional full displacement hull with modern design details and interior appointments qualify the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer as a true luxury long range yacht.

Inside, the Selene 86 boasts four staterooms each with an en suite head. Though this boat could be handled by a couple thanks to sophisticated systems, crew quarters are integral to the design. Jet Tern anticipates that the Selene 86 will appeal to existing Selene owners who have expressed interest in a larger Selene model with more of a luxury yacht feel. The company expects the design to be popular in the European and charter markets as well. Selene Europe dealer Mark Seaton says, “The Selene 86 easily competes with yachts built at the finest European yards and we look forward to discussing this new design with clients at the Dusseldorf Boat Show, Jan. 23-31.”

The Selene 86 Ocean Explorer is designed to carry 4,000 U.S. gallons of fuel and cruise comfortably at 10 knots with a top speed of 13 knots; tank tests are under way and Jet Tern describes the boat as very fuel efficient for her class. Standard power will be supplied by twin Cummins QSM11 610hp engines and sophisticated fuel polishing and fuel monitoring systems are also standard features.

Artist's Rendering of the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer -- Courtesy of Jet Tern Marine

Artist's Rendering of the new Selene 86 Ocean Explorer -- Courtesy of Jet Tern Marine

The company also said the hull will be built using vacuum resin infusion, which results in a lighter and stronger hull with few or no resin voids.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Construction & Technical, Cruising Under Power, Industry News, megayachts, Passagemaking News, Powerboats

First Photos: North Pacific Yachts 28-01 Hull Released from Mold

OceanLines is pleased to bring you the first photos of hull #1 of the North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse trawler just after its release from the mold.  These pictures, aside from documenting the continuing progress of the first of this new model for NPY, also show some of the interesting design details of the boat.

Starboard Quarter Photo of new North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Starboard Quarter Photo of new North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

In the picture above you get a good sense of the general lines of the NPY 28, with its gracefully sweeping sheer, mirrored by the molded rubrail.  You also get a nice view here of the full-length keel and the shoe for the rudder.  The prop on this boat will be fully protected from damage during minor groundings.  The tall transom will keep following seas outside of the cockpit.

Port Quarter Photo of First Hull for North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Line -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Quarter Photo of First Hull for North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Line -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

In the second picture, we see the port side of the hull, with  what looks to be a very smooth finish.  You can see some of the molded “planking” surface detail in this view, too, that will contribute to the traditional look of this pocket trawler.

Port Bow Photo of First Hull for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Bow Photo of First Hull for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

The third photo gives a good look at the stem and fine entry of the bow.  You can see that the sharp vee of the forward hull transitions to fairly flat sections aft, which will enable the higher-end speeds the 28 will be capable of.  The hard chine runs the full length of the hull and will contribute both to roll dampening and turning performance.

Port Overhead Photo of Hull Interior of New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Overhead Photo of Hull Interior of New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

Port Bow Overhead Photo of Hull Bulkheads for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Bow Overhead Photo of Hull Bulkheads for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

In the last two photos, the interior bulkheads are easily visible at the beginning of the interior finishing process.  This begins to give the viewer a sense of the space of interior compartments.  According to North Pacific Yachts, the boat is still on schedule for delivery to North America late this summer.  Competition in this pocket trawler market will heat up considerably when it does, given the remarkable pricing on this boat (see earlier OceanLines article on the NPY 28 here).

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Posted by Tom in Boats