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Asia Marine showcases
Hanse Yachts have just announced their 2014 model year line up and the new Hanse 505 takes centre stage. This concept sets new standards for the future of its class and pushes design, functionality and technical solutions to a new level. This new model has all the design components for stress free distance making: an elegant hull with a long waterline, a performance orientated sail plan and a comfortable cockpit area.
The Exterior - A new level of design
The deck layout was developed for fast cruising with a high level of safety, the modern, slimline deck lines give the ship a sexy look and underline the distinctive face of Hanse. The deck and hull are laminated above the waterline with vinylester resin to give a strong but light sandwich construction to a balsa core. It boasts an integrated genoa furler and multifunctional bow fitting with an anchor roller, solid teak step and gennaker attachment point. The elegant hull to deck-joint has a solid and safe bulwark from 14 to 8 centimetres in height, eliminating toe rail fixing. The two cockpit tables in the Hanse 505 can also be transformed into a protruding relax launch.
As with all Hanse models, the look is characterized by a large number of flush mounted portholes, angular superstructures with opening windows and windows in the hull, which let lots of light in the saloon and the cabins. The companionway has the Asia Marine showcasesnew familiar angle of 50 degrees found in the Hanse 575, which means that the inside of the boat can be entered comfortably with no need to duck. Lastly, the steering columns are equipped with pods with space for a plotter and two instruments - a step to improve the "easy sailing" concept even further. In fact, you may sail this cruising yacht singlehanded, if you wish so. Setting, trimming and even reefing sails is done with electrical powered winches from the helmsman position. Taking your family or friends aboard and steering your course to your favorite place has never been easier.
The Interior - The legendary Hanse Loft Style
The ship's interior includes the use of elegant materials on the paneling on the inner deck shell and the sidewalls, as well as the corner joints for all furniture made from solid wood - a rarity in boat series production. Below deck, there is space for up to six comfortable cabins and up to three wet areas. In total, almost 1,200 combinations of interior layouts are possible. Combine wood, furniture, floors, upholstery and much more to create an individual design of the Hanse 505.
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This 110-foot fantail motor yacht with an art-deco interior provides an unparalleled cruising experience. This superyacht is a classic piece of floating history and has been lovingly preserved and reimagined since her launch in 1931. Built in a time before superyachts, her change from a river boat to a navy patrol vessel to a luxury cruiser is a truly interesting one. Originally christened Cleopatra, the Maid Marian 2 was built in 1929-30 at the New York Launch and Engine Company in Morris Heights. By the time of her launch into the Hudson River in 1931, her commissioner Mr. Baldridge had already ordered another vessel and operated the Cleopatra a mere two years before selling her to Mrs. Ruth Nash Bliss in 1933. Mrs. Bliss changed the vessel name to Maid Marian 2, as her brother had a vessel of the same name, and for the next 40 years she traveled around the Hudson River and the Great Lakes of North America on her very own yacht.
The vessel was called into service during World War II as a Coast Guard vessel patrolling Americas East Coast. By 1945, when Miss Nash retired to Florida after the war, she decided to live onboard her dream boat until the early 1990s when her health dictated she move ashore. It was in this time that Mrs. Nash Bliss put her up for sale, as both she and her Maid Marian 2 were getting on in years. Because of the style, history and charisma of Maid Marian 2, the vessel caught the eye of a luxury hotel developer. He and three investors purchased the vessel for Amancruises and had it shipped to Phuket via Singapore. The vessel was available for guests staying at Amanpuri and was used as the back-up vessel in the movies Cut Throat Island and The Phantom.
The vessel was sold to long-term Thailand residents who lovingly restored her to her former glory days. They sold it in 2002 to a Thai based heritage company and it was then again available for guests staying at the Amanpuri, who cruised the best destinations in the Andaman Sea. It was during one of these charters that Roland Emmerich, famed Hollywood director feel in love with the fair maid and purchased her in 2007. He then commissioned British designer John Teall to complete a dramatic refurbishment to return her back to the art deco era with every element of the decoration being carefully chosen. The revised accommodation now provides three large en-suite double cabins and two twins giving luxurious accommodation for up to ten guests; a crew of seven have berths forward. The saloon and dining room have been given a strong Art Deco theme and a decadently open plan feel.
Unfortunately, no amount of digital pictures or poetic writings will ever do this vessel justice. The only way to fully appreciate this unique piece of world history is to cruise on board. The Maid Marian 2 is now managed by Asia Marine as its central agent and she will be available for charter in Phuket from November 2013.Please contact:
Charter Manager: Miss Mo
Tel: 66 76 239 111
Management: Vincent Tabuteauwww.asiayacht.com
Mobile: 66 81 827 6075