boot Düsseldorf 2009 – 17 to 25 January
Large yachts: Plans and Models
Large yachts have always been one of the trademarks and
attractions of boot-Düsseldorf. Even though these beautiful boats in
the luxury class are only affordable for the few, scarcely any visitor
can resist their fascination. In addition to around 60 large yachts on
show in Hall 6, exhibitors will also be presenting plans and models of
superyachts that are either too big for the exhibition halls or are
currently still under construction. Here is a small selection from the
extensive range on offer mainly in Halls 7 and 7a.
Although the Baltic 112' designed by the Bremerhaven-based
design office of judel/vrolijk will not be completed until the summer
of 2011, the Finnish Baltic yard is showing initial plans now (Hall 7a,
Stand C 08). The 112' is being created for the experienced owner
who has hitherto sailed a smaller Baltic yacht and, although also
having racing ambitions, is looking primarily for maximum comfort
on long-distance voyages. The mahogany interior is to be finished
without additional staining because the yard believes that it will thus
retain its natural appearance over a long period. The raised
deckhouse will offer magnificent views, while the cockpit with its
large sunloungers provides a sheltered location for sitting. The rig
includes four spreaders and two self-tacking jibs. Thanks to its
retractable keel, the draught of this sailing yacht weighing 93
tonnes can be reduced from 5.50m to 3.50m.
Oyster Marine of England has commissioned Dubois Naval
Architects to design an Oyster 100 and an Oyster 125. Both
superyachts will be built using the latest composite materials. They
will be 30.92m in length and weigh approximately 105 tonnes. The
yard is exhibiting the first models (Hall 7a, Stand D 23). The 100 will
have a raised deck saloon, while the 125 will also have a flybridge
above the saloon.
Southern Wind, a South African shipyard with management in Italy
(Hall 7A, Stand E 22), reports on the latest developments by Bruce
Farr and Dirk Nauta – the cruiser racer SW 94', the SW 110' and the
SW 120' ketch.
While Brune Yachtbau is presenting plans in Hall 7 on Stand C 31 –
the German yard builds aluminium yachts – a Brune 59' Explorer
already delivered to its owner is moored at the Düsseldorf yacht
club for boot 2009 prior to embarking on a world voyage.
The construction of sailing catamarans has enabled Sunreef Yachts
of Gdansk to build up a good reputation. Now it is also building
power catamarans. The French owner of the first 70' Power
catamaran has already embarked on a round-the-world voyage
with his family of five. A 102' DD motor catamaran with flybridge is
expected to be ready in the spring, and work is in progress on a 114'
vessel. The yard is exhibiting plans of all three along with the sailing
models (Hall 7, Stand C 27).
The Fipa Group from Italy (Hall 7a, Stand E 18) is offering information
on current developments to come out of the Maiora, AB and CBI
Navi yards for super motor yachts up to 53m in length.
An information stand for the InRizzardi Group will show plans of the
Italcraf 90', Rizzardi InCRedible 55', the wooden yacht Diano Bliss
(28m) and the Posillipo Technema 75' project. The Italian yard group
InRizzardi (Hall 7A, Stand D 08), based in Sabaudia, includes the
brands and yards Rizzardi, Posillipo, Italcraft for GRP constructions,
Diano for timber craft, Santa Yachts for steel/aluminium models,
Cantieri Parisi for traditional “gozzis” and the inflatable boat
The Italian Sessa yard (Hall 5, Stand D 20) is showing the first plans of
its new 65', which will be completed in spring 2009.
Flanders Yachting of Belgium is working on a tender 8m in length
with hydrogen fuel technology. It will unveil the project at boot 2009
(Hall 7a, Stand E 30).
Düsseldorf, January 2009
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