4th Heesen 50m (163 ft) semi displacement motoryacht: Monaco Wolf

15th of April 2014

Heesen Yachts MY Monaco Wolf

Ex project “Azuro”, this all aluminium yacht was launched nearly three weeks ago. Round central logo

with two large “M” letters mirrored. “Monaco Wolf” is a sistership of Satori (2011), Ice Angel (2011) and

Ventura (2013). Heesen press release

Video of Feadship’s motoryacht Como on the North Sea

13th of April 2014

Other news:

Sales brochure with many interior photos of Bloemsma van Breemen’s BVB44M


Feadship’s De Vries XL yard in Makkum wants to invest in a larger dock and improved jetty if construction

of a bigger lock between IJsselmeer lake and Waddensea area (open to North Sea) will be completed in

2018. Yachts with a beam of up to 25 meters (82 ft) can be built: Omrop Fryslan video


Video interview with Heesen Yachts’ Robert Drontmann at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show   (Heesen’s

50m / 164 ft project Azuro will apparently be called “Monaco Wolf”)

New 27m (90 ft) sailing yacht order for Claasen Shipyards

11th of April 2014

0922 Aquarell

Third Hoek designed Truly Classic 90 to be built by Claasen, this one for an American owner.

Aluminium hull, mast and boom made from carbon. Launch: early 2016           Claasen Shipyards

Other news:

Update on Heesen’s 55m (180 ft) project YN 17255

Lynx Yachts have launched their second boat: support vessel YXT One

Feadship’s 46m (151 ft) motoryacht Como left Holland for Gibraltar yesterday

Amels’ 55m (180 ft) hull number 466 is named “Serenity J”

Amels’ megayacht Astra (#465) will be christened tomorrow in Vlissingen

Heesen’s 51m (167 ft) megayacht project Paloma (YN 16551) is named “My Sky”

New 44 m (144 ft) yacht casco for Feadship De Vries XL Makkum

3rd of April 2014

Casco Feadship De Vries Feadship De Vries casco

Photos taken today near Leimuiden by MrExumas. Apparently steel hull and alu superstructure.

Edit 04/04/2014: Yacht measures 44 meters (144 ft), passed De Vries Aalsmeer yard on her way to

Feadship De Vries XL in Makkum, hence apparently the pontoon instead of towing the casco.

(Build number BN 690)

Amels’ relaunches yachts Volpini and Lady Gulya (renamed Astrid Conroy)

29th of March 2014

Amels Astrid Conroy en Volpini Vlissingen stad kerktoren

Yachts Astrid Conroy and Volpini in Flushing/Vlissingen

Amels 466 met vlbs

Amels 180 build number 466, Serenity J,  in tow

Three yachts Amels Vlissingen kraan

Amels’ Astrid Conroy and Serenity J (NB466)

Amels Volpini werf

Amels’ Volpini refitted

Amels 466 met sleepboten

Amels’ hull 466 (Serenity J) being towed to another jetty

Amels Astrid Conroy Astrid Conroy, Volpini and Amels 466 Vlissingen

Left to right: Amels’ Astrid Conroy, Volpini and Serenity J / build number 466

Edit 31/03: Both Volpini and Lady Gulya were relaunched by Amels on the 29th of March.

Lady Gulya (ex Gu) was renamed after her 3.5 month refit, now “Astrid Conroy”

Amels Yachts

Other news:

Heesen has launched 50 m (164 ft) project Azuro: Superyachts.com interview

Feadship’s Dick van Lent at the 2014 China Rendez-Vous, talking about new orders from China

and Feadship’s 101 meter (“808″) superyacht which will be launched in 2015: video interview


Video made by local Vlissingen television of Amels’ recent builds: Youtube

Article about the use of glass on Feadship’s Como and Venus: Yachting.nl

New 55 m Amels 180 casco build number 467 arrived in Vlissingen

25th of March 2014

Amels 467 casco Vlissingen Casco Amels 180 NB 467

Hull 467 is the 18th Limited Edition 171/177/180 yacht, and the 6th Amels 180. Launch summer 2015

First day of North Sea trails for Amels’ 65.5 m (215 ft) “Z” (6503), over 18 kn AIS speed

55 m Amels 180 megayacht hull 466 (Serenity J) launched in Vlissingen today

21st of March 2014

Amels 466 dmy4 Amels 466 dmy1 Amels 466 dmy2 Amels 466 dmy3 Amels 466 dmy5

Third and final launch of 2014 for Amels. Inside the sheds: second Amels 199 (5502) and for refit work:

“Imagine” and “Lady Gulya”    Amels Yachts

Oceanco’s 91.5 m (300 ft) Y709 resumes sea trails

19th of March 2014

Y 709  ingang nieuwe waterweg maart 2014 b Y 709  maart 2014 b 70procent

Photos by Kees Torn.  Yacht has been at the yard in Alblasserdam for the past three months

Other news:

Vitters Yachts at the 2014 International Art Fair TEFAF

Breedendam’s new MTB fourzero motoryacht

Hakvoort’s Apostrophe in a Boat International article

Royal Huisman’s 30 m (99 ft) Foftein II for sale with Haas International asking 6.5 million euros

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