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88Isea& iIAUTUMN 2009 Bloemsma Van Breemen Situated in the north of The Netherlands, Bloemsma Van Breemen has just completed the 42m ( 137') Dubois sloop Valquest, and currently under construction is the 45m ( 147') Free Spirit. Designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder, she is a true custom yacht and differs from most other yachts in her size range. Her most unusual feature is her private owner's deck. Usually you might expect the owner's suite to be forwardon the main deck, but on Free Spirit this is set aside for the bridge, while the owner's suite ( consisting of a large bedroom, bathroom, walk- in- closet, office and skylounge) occupies the full upper deck. The yacht will accommodate eight further guests in four cabins on the lower deck; two double and two twin. The sun deck will be a large open space with a Jacuzzi and sunloungers aft, a sun- protected bar and dining area amidships, and a seating area forward. Another unusual feature of Free Spirit is her crow's nest, which will be built into the mast, with a small seating area in the middle. The Dutch team building Free Spirit is complemented by Vripack, who is responsible for the naval architecture. She will be built to Lloyd's class and MCA, will feature a bulbous bow for hull efficiency, will displace 450 tonnes and will stay just under the 500 GRT barrier. Free Spirit will be completed in early 2010 and is for sale. Feadship Feadship, having just delivered the CNI brokered Hurricane Run, is now working on several custom and semi- custom superyachts. The company's Koninklijke De Vries shipyard is focusing on the third Feadship SL39 mk3, which will be delivered later this year. Sporting a white/ blue hull with titanium coloured superstructure, her timeless exterior lines have been designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, while her interior is designed by Fokkema Architects. The upper deck features a lounge with a bar and large glass doors which open to the aft deck with seating area. Heading forward is the captain's cabin to starboard, and the bridge. The saloon on the main deck features a large semi- circular sofa with adjoining dining area. Passing the main lobby, the galley is to port with the owner's suite forward. Four additional guest staterooms are on the lower deck, along with the crew quarters in the forward section, the engine room and a tender garage aft. The sun deck is the ideal place to relax, with a bar, sunbeds and a Jacuzzi. Heesen Yachts Heesen Yachts has a busy order book, and the latest model to join its family is the Heesen 4000. At 40m ( 131') LOA, this new model adds to the success of her smaller sister ( the Heesen 3700) with an extra 3m ( 10'). Not only does the new 4000 have Below: the Heesen 4000 Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Feadship's SL39 mk3; the Amels/ Damen Sea Axe Fast Yacht Support Vessel; Bloemsma Van Breemen's Free Spirit

latesttrends AUTUMN 2009I sea& iI89 more interior space, the general arrangement is also more flexible with three pre- designed guest cabin arrangements. The owner also has the choice of a walk- in wardrobe or a large cabin, and for the sizeable crew cabins there is a choice of four cabins for seven crew, or three cabins for six crew. Heesen offers two engine options for the 4000: twin 2,720kW MTU 16V4000M90 engines, enabling a top speed of 30 knots, or twin 3,440kW MTU 16V4000M93L engines, enabling a top speed of 33 knots. The first Heesen 4000 will hit the water in 2011. Amels Holland This year's Monaco Yacht Show will see Amels introduce two new and very different designs. The first is the new model in its Limited Editions line, the Amels 199. Like the other Limited Editions ( the Amels 171, Amels 177 and the Amels 212), this latest model is also designed by Tim Heywood, while the interior comes from the drawing board of the Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard. Created for relaxation and entertainment, the Amels Limited Editions 199 features a grand indoor/ outdoor beach area, with a 35m2( 376sqft) beach club, 29m2( 312sqft) swim platform, and a 23m ( 75') sun deck complete with a sun- protected diningarea aft and a Jacuzzi forward. Her Tim Heywood designed exterior lines are characterised by a curved vertical stem, bridge- wings, arched deck supports and round portholes. The Nuvolari Lenard designed interior is dominated by the rich use of woods, such as bleach- stained oak, and the use of natural colours. The second design is a collaboration of Amels and Damen Shipyards, which is part of the same group as Amels. For many years Damen has built commercial Fast Crew Supply Vessels, which benefit from an exclusive axe bow concept. Now the two shipyards have restyled the concept and created the Sea Axe Fast Yacht Support Vessel. An innovative craft, the Sea Axe measures 50m ( 164'), with a 30m ( 98') open aft deck which offers a 250- ton deck cargo capacity. It can carry a helicopter, tenders and other watertoys, or can be fitted with other options such as a dive centre, extra refigirator/ freezer, dry stores and crew/ staff quarters. The Sea Axe is flexible in that not only can it be used for storage purposes, but also as assistance to the mother ship with pre- and post- cruise logistics and scout anchorages. It could also be used as a shuttle for guests, or as a vessel for fishing and diving excursions. The Sea Axe is a fully classed vessel with a transatlantic range at 18 knots. It only requires a crew of six to operate it, and can reach top speeds of up to 28 knots. ¦