|SEAY Regional News|
Environmental issues are becoming a growing concern all around the globe. In the past, the governments of many countries heavily focused on social and economic development, neglecting their impact on the environment, resulting in deteriorating air, water and public health quality as well as declining wildlife populations, deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity, hazardous waste issues, etc. Fortunately, many of those countries have come to realize the importance of maintaining balance between sustainable economic growth, stability and environmental conservation.
Inevitably, the marine world is not spared from the worsening environmental impact, on the contrary marine engines produce significant emissions, endangering our lives, so we all have to act responsibly to help protect and conserve the environment. All concerned organizations have been putting measures, rules and regulations in place to minimize, if not completely eliminate, pollutions in any form. IMO is definitely one of those important organizations.
IMO stands for the International Maritime Organization and it is an agency of the United Nations, which was formed to promote maritime safety and environmental conscience.
Regrettably, ships cause pollution, so the IMO has established ship pollution rules, which all ships need to comply with. These IMO ship pollution rules are contained in the "International Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships", known as MARPOL and they sets limits on NOx and SOx emissions from ship exhausts, and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances.
The IMO emission standards are commonly referred to as Tier I...III standards. The Tier I standards were defined in the 1997 version of Annex VI, while the Tier II/III standards were introduced by Annex VI amendments adopted in 2008.
Boats and ships obviously need marine engines, whether gasoline or diesel, and there are obviously a number of pros and cons between the two types of engines. From an environmental protection standpoint, gasoline engines may produce less emissions than diesel, but they are not as robust or powerful.
Nonetheless, all diesel marine engine manufacturers are well aware that their engines produce higher level of emissions and are striving for ways to achieve low exhaust emissions and this is done in many forms, both electronically and mechanically.
An engine manufacturer, who is able to achieve this goal mechanically, is Yanmar Marine.
Worldwide Yanmar is invariably associated with reliability, durability, efficiency, simple maintenance and excellent fuel consumption, all of which distinguishes its marine engines, which are built with the philosophy of developing more power for less weight.
Yanmar has utilized the same proven technology from their best-selling 6AY commercial series, hence meeting IMO Tier II exhaust emission standards without electronic engine control. With its stable high torque, this engine features a prolonged life-cycle design that incorporates a new, efficient combustion method, boasting low NOx and fuel consumption, enhancing durability and ease of maintenance. The 12AY series also helps cut costs and reduce downtime.
Designed specifically for sailboats, the new 4JH-CR series has been added to Yanmar's product range. The All-New JH-CR series comfortably complies with EPA* Tier 3 and RCD* Stage 2 emission regulations, and achieved a 20% reduction in NOx compared with previous models. Smoke & noise reduction can be achieved with fine-tuned fuel injection with a common rail system. The 4JH-CR also makes for an outstanding start-up and has excellent fuel consumption performance.
EPA and RCD stand for Environmental Protection Agency and Recreational Craft Directives respectively. For more information on Yanmar Marine engines, please contact : Hull Co. Ltd. or www.hull.co.th.
This innovative concept of a 23.9m catamaran has been developed by Thailand-based Albatross Marine Design for custom boatbuilder Bakri Cono's shipyard. The boat combines the advantages of a performance ocean cruising catamaran with superb live aboard facilities, and is actually a "superyacht" in terms of space but within easy certification of small craft range below 24m.
The idea of this boat's design can be expressed as "spacious, practical and stylish". In designing it the architects departed from traditional methods and sought practical innovative solutions.
The designers did not intend to maximize the number of beds, but in the end provided accommodation comparable with a house. An innovative solution sees the luxury master bedroom located at the bridge deck with a bathroom and wardrobe down in the hull. Four guest cabins with private bathrooms are also located in the hull as well as the crew's cabin. The aft deck is spacious and offers great facilities for a party as it has a bar and plenty of seating. There's also a lot of space at the large fly bridge too plus a steering station and sunbeds.
A hull shape with a 10:1 length to beam ratio was selected for performance, but it also provides enough volume to accommodate the cabins. Nor did the designers make any compromise in the bridge deck shape. These simple bridge decks with good vertical clearance - 1500mm in full load condition – are excellent for sea conditions.
Fountaine Pajot continues its dominance of the world's cruising catamaran market with the announcement of a new Flagship model, the Ipanema 58. Replacing the successful Sanya 57, the Ipanema 58 is a spectacular combination of construction innovation and design brilliance, offering an astonishing amount of interior and exterior living space.
The catamaran's remarkable flybridge shatters the benchmarks set by industry competitors, with its design incorporating spacious and separate zones for relaxation and navigation. Conveniently flanked by access stairwells at port and starboard, the flybridge features a decadent sunbathing bed, a protected helmstation, as well as lounges and tables for entertaining at sea.
The Ipanema 58's expansive 25sqm cockpit seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor living, and comprises an abundance of lounge seating, an expansive dining setting, plus a sheltered daybed ideal for unwinding with a book.
The foredeck is another enviable retreat with its dual relaxation stations that promise tranquillity and superb vistas. Inside, the Ipanema 58 is luminous and airy courtesy of large windows throughout the saloon and cabins. The main living area is available in two configurations to suit the individual preferences of each client: the Classic version features an open-plan design with the saloon set adjacent to the state-of-the-art galley, while the Lounge version offers a more autonomous saloon and dining area with greater separation from the lowered galley, adjusting the accommodation layout below to four double cabins.
Clients choosing the Ipanema 58 in the Classic version can select from a five or six-cabin option according to their individual cruising requirements. The five-cabin Maestro version comprises four beautiful double cabins plus an exceptional Owner's suite that redefines the concept of contemporary luxury with its incredible space, light and fixtures. The six-cabin version features six identical cabins that are each superbly appointed and boast their own private ensuite, making it perfect for commercial use or larger cruising families.
The Ipanema 58 has been designed with capacious storage volumes for extended cruising and will deliver the outstanding offshore performance for which Fountaine Pajot's range is renowned. Competitively priced, the first Ipanema 58 will be officially launched by Fountaine Pajot at the 2015 Paris Boat Show and is available for delivery to Australia, New Zealand and Asia in late 2015.
Ipanema 58 — Specifications
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7.81 m/ 58.43 ft
16.29 m / 53.44 ft
8.88 m / 29.3 ft
1.4 m / 4.6 ft
23,000 kg / 51,100 lbs (approx.)
30,000 kg / 66,700 lbs (approx.)
7,000 kg / 15,550 lbs (approx.)
67 m² / 720 sq ft (approx.)
102 m²/ 1,096 sq ft (approx.)
2 x 75 hp engines
2 x 100 hp engines
1,050 L / 278 US gallons (approx.)
1,100 L /291 US gallons (approx.)
Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
1 Owner's suite plus 4 double cabins
6 double cabins
4 double cabins
Organisers of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), held 8th to 11th January 2015 at Royal Phuket Marina, confirm a strategic partnership with Thailand Elite, the world's first country membership programme, to showcase Phuket and Thailand's yachting lifestyle to Thailand Elite members and provide a marketing and networking platform showcasing Thailand Elite to the growing number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) that have holiday homes in Phuket and will be visiting the Show.
PIMEX is Asia's leading consumer boat show and generates more than 6 Billion Baht for the Island each year. "PIMEX is Asia's premier boat show and attracts a large number of High Net Worth Individuals interested in boating and a luxury lifestyle. Working together with PIMEX we will showcase the event to our members and also showcase the Thailand Elite programme to the thousands of people from overseas who will visit PIMEX," said Mr.Apisit Chuenchompoo, President, Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd.
Famed for its stunning in-water display of luxury boats – the biggest of any show in Asia – PIMEX 2015 will showcase 50 boats, of which 15 are over 20 metres, to a clientele of boating enthusiasts and aficionados of luxurious living from the regional wealth centres of Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as thousands of visitors from Europe.
"The quality of boats in-the-water and exhibitors in the Hall is, I believe, the best ever. There are 50 boats displayed as well as more than 120 brands represented with luxury motor brands Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, BMW and Mini all exhibiting for the first time. They will be joined by the latest marine products and technology and luxury lifestyle offerings – a total of 80 exhibitors in all," said Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director.
The traditional core of visitors from Hong Kong and Singapore has expanded over recent years on the back of strong visitor-marketing campaigns targeting Russia, China and Thai buyers.
"We have seen considerable growth in visitors from Europe in recent years, especially from Russia, and this has been mirrored by growth in the number of Thai visitors also. Our exhibitors range from luxury boats and cars to all manner of marine toys, gadgets and products, through to luxury real estate and more, and it is this mix of luxury and lifestyle exhibitors that attracts an increasingly cosmopolitan visitor demographic," added Dowden.
While having a strong focus on leisure, be it through luxury boating, motoring, real estate and more, PIMEX is also attracting an ever-growing number of regional and international business travellers, in large part due to its ongoing partnership and support from the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
"PIMEX provides a unique platform for B2B and B2C business, attracting a lot of potential buyers from within Thailand and overseas each year. Home to the leading boat show in the region, PIMEX, Phuket is also the hub for marine leisure tourism and the wider marine industry, and TCEB are proud to support both PIMEX and Phuket Island", commented Ms. Jaruwan Suwannasat, Director of Exhibitions & Events, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
A four-day festival of everything marine and lifestyle, PIMEX shines the light on Thailand's marine leisure tourism industry and the Island's leading position as the marine hub of Asia, attracting a desirable demographic of High Net Worth Individuals and thousands from around the world to view the 3 Billion Baht offerings, ranging from überluxe superyachts and multi-million dollar villas to day boats and dinghies, condominiums, marine accessories and products, and much more.
PIMEX is open Thursday 8th January to Saturday 10th January from 12:00 – 20:00, and on Sunday 11th January from 11:00 – 18:00. Entry is free. For more details, visit www.phuketboatshow.com or www.facebook.com/PIMEXPhuketInternationalBoatShow.
The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2015 has received 35 entries from local and international yachts for the races whic will take place from 12 to 17 January 2015. More entries are expected as registration closes on 12 January 2015 at 5.00pm.
Of the 35 yachts registered, 10 are from Malaysia, 7 from Great Britain, 6 from Australia, 3 from Thailand, 2 each from Singapore and New Zealand, and 1 each from Austria, Denmark, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia.
"It's an honour to see 35 entries at this time, which include a wide global representation of nations. While many are RLIR regulars, we also have a number of first timers. This shows that the RLIR is a highly regarded event among serious sailors around the world," said Wicky Sundram, Executive Director and General Manager of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.
RLIR 2015 will see the re-emergence of Team HIFI skippered by Neil Pryde, and along with Team Oi! skippered by Peter Ahern, are top contenders for the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy, which is given to the winner of the Racing Class title. Oi! clinched the trophy in 2014, and HIFI won in 2013. Also back in the line-up is Team SMU (Singapore Management University) who missed the 2014 edition despite winning the Langkawi Sports Boat Challenge Trophy in 2013.
Other yachts on the trophy course will be Phoenix, Chantique, Smystery and the evergreen vessel, Eveline. Not only will the participants be competing for the coveted prizes and trophies, they will stand Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award a chance at receiving the which ispresented every year to the best competing team.
The Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award is presented in memory of the late Founding Chairman and the first Commodore of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC), Almarhum Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
RLIR 2015 is supported by the Ministry of Youth & Sport Malaysia, together with the Ministry of Culture & Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia. Other partners include Permanis Sandilands, Neil Pryde, Caterpillar (Sime Darby Industrial) and Teraju Tri-Tech Sdn Bhd.
Media Partners are SEA Yachting, Sail-World Asia, Yacht Style, HOMME, Image Asia, Traxx FM Radio and Spectrum Outdoor Marketing.
The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2015, is organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) and sanctioned by the ISAF and Malaysian SailingAssociation (MSA), and is part of the Asian Yachting Circuit.