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New Yacht Range Sails to the Extremes (& Back)

Image: Damen

Ever an innovator in design, Damen brings to the mercial vessels and luxury yachts. men and Amels, the shipbuilding know-how, the deep market a new yacht range – SeaXplorer – designed to All details of the SeaXplorer range were designed understanding of superyacht lifestyles and the right survive and thrive in the earth’s extreme regions, from by a dedicated Damen team in the Netherlands under experienced partners who understand luxury expedi- remote tropical areas to the polar region. Tabbed as the responsibility of Product Director Mark Vermeu- tions,” he said. “It makes the SeaXplorer a very at- the world’s ? rst purpose-built, Polar Code compliant len, while Amels is responsible for sales and market- tractive project at an advanced stage so we can have range of expedition yachts has been launched by Da- ing. a real conversation with each client about what they men and its luxury super yacht division, Amels. The Damen said it has invested thousands of hours in want to achieve.” design made its debut last month at the Monaco Yacht research and development, ice tank testing and real The three models in the SeaXplorer range (65, 90

Show. expedition pedigree through detailed design input and 100 meters) are each capable of sailing up to 40

The 65- to 100-meter SeaXplorer range includes from partner EYOS Expeditions. The exterior lines days of full service for all guests without port call.

three designs holding the capability to explore the were penned by AZURE Yacht Design and Naval Ar- The vessels also carry tenders (including a dive seas’ extremes, from the poles to the tropics and ev- chitecture, and the builder offers the owner’s choice support tender), expedition equipment, toys, sub- erywhere in between. The new yachts, which feature of luxury interior designer. mersibles, dive equipment (including recompression

Damen’s patented “Sea Axe” hull design and Po- According to Arnout Damen, Damen’s Chief Com- chamber) and up to two helicopters, all easily de- lar Class double-acting hull to break through ice, is mercial Of? cer, the SeaXplorer range shows the ployed by design. something of a fusion between the shipbuilder’s com- strength of collaboration. “It’s the synergy of Da- the Seas is due for delivery from STX France in April

Pronomar Bolideck Future Teak 2016. Bolidt products are also onboard Koningsdam,

Pronomar will exhibit at the Europort 2015 in World Bolidt is celebrating a decade of success for Bolideck

Future Teak, dubbed an environmentally-friendly and the new Holland America Line vessel type due for de-

Port Rotterdam, the Netherlands at stand 2303, show- casing its innovative drying systems and MERUS tech- realistic alternative to traditional teak decking. Long livery from Fincantieri’s Marghera yard in 2016, with novel design features developed by architects Adam D nology. The Pronomar drying systems are designed to term supporter Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) speci- quickly and ef? ciently dry different types of protective ? ed extensive use of Bolideck Future Teak for the TIhany and Yran & Storbraaten. The largest vessel in the HAL ? eet, at 99,500 gt and 2,650 passenger capac- clothes, preventing your staff from working in wet, 164,000gt, 4,200 passenger capacity Norwegian Es- cold suits. The MERUS technology is an environment- cape, the ? rst ‘Breakaway Plus’ vessel due delivery ity, Koningsdam will feature 4,700 sq. m. of Bolideck

Future Teak on the outer decks.

friendly solution to your problems with scaling, rust from Meyer Werft in October. In total, Bolidt will sup-

In addition, orders for cruise ship re? ts are strong, ac- and biofouling in fresh- or seawater lines. Pronomar ply 15,000 sq. m. of exterior decking for Norwegian will also showcase a new type of drying cabinet, pro-

Escape, with Bolideck 525 and Bolideck Select Soft cording to Van Overbeek, who reports that AidaDiva duced from robust GRP and carrying Lloyd’s Type Test featuring alongside Bolideck Future Teak. Bolidt is was ? tted out with 550 sq. m. of Bolideck Future Teak

Approval – produced in collaboration with new partner also supplying decking materials for 4,500 sq. m. of and 180 sq. m. of Bolidt Select Soft during a recent re? t at Blohm + Voss.

JoBird. balcony space and interior public areas.

Another repeat Bolideck Future Teak customer is

Royal Caribbean International (RCI), which has con- ? rmed a contract for 18,000 sq. m. of decking for the 5,479 passenger Harmony of the Seas. Bolideck Future

Teak will cover the outer decks of the luxury cruise ship, with Bolideck Select Soft featuring in public areas inside. Bolidt is also delivering Bolideck Select Hard for swimming pools and Bolideck Helideck for the he- licopter landing platform. The 226,000gt Harmony of 71

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