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Super Yacht Times "Live from Qatar: Q&A with Kaiserwerft" 6 Mar 2014

KAISERWERFT SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH SAWFA MARINE

Kaiserwerft’s exclusive sales partnership in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, UAE – 6th March 2014

As part of Kaiserwerft´s growth strategy for their established brand in the Middle East the company was searching for a trusted partner to support the brand going forward. The growing volume of Kaiserwerft owners in the region requires strong aftersales and local service support.

Safwa Marine fulfills the needs and aspirations of super yacht owners and captains who require world standard yacht services that are also fully integrated into a 360 degree yacht management platform. Safwa Marine is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ship Building, which is 40% owned by Mubadala; and as such has at its disposal one of the most comprehensive shipyard facilities in the GCC.

Quentin Curtis, CEO of Safwa Marine said: “We are proud to announce our exclusive sales partnership. With Kaiserwerft´s more than 25 years of expertise in building luxury motor yachts and Safwa Marine’s unrivalled facilities across the region, we will offer Kaiserwerft´s customers a wide range of services from, warranty work, aftersales, maintenance, and refits.”

Ralf Stahl, Managing Partner of Kaiserwerft said: “I am really pleased that we finally found Safwa Marine after many years searching for the right partner in the region. Having audited Safwa Marine´s facilities I am sure this cooperation will be a great asset for Kaiserwerft and its yacht owners.”

CharterWorld "All-new motor yacht Kaiser-85 by KaiserWerft" 22 Feb 2013

All-new motor yacht Kaiser-85 by KaiserWerft

To be introduced at both the Dubai Boat Show, as well as Hainan Rendez-Vous, the impressive 85-metre motor yacht Kaiser-85 represents a new flagship of the respected German shipyard, KaiserWerft. Kaiser-85 superyacht is an incomparable Luca Dini Design with Diesel Electric Voith Schneider system, offering both propulsion as well as stabilization.

New flagship Kaiser 85 superyacht to be presented at Dubai Boat Show and Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

Never content with resting on their laurels, the designers at Luca Dini Design love to speculate on how the next generation of superyachts might look like. Each year a new concept joins the virtual fleet of future KaiserWerft, and mega yacht Kaiser-85 is in many ways the most radical to date. Taking the science of biomimicry as a starting point, she features the very best nature has to offer within an inimitable KaiserWerft design.

Luxury motor yacht Kaiser-85 by KaiserWerft

The 85m motor yacht Kaiser-85 is being built by Kaiserwerft to a design by Luca Dini Design. Construction is due to begin in 2013 with completion scheduled for 2016.

Mega Yacht Kaiser-85 – view from above

Casual yet sophisticated, minimal yet homely, this mature contemporary interior, combined with a crisp linear design discipline, creates pure understated luxury.

Kaiser-85 Yacht

The materials convey warmth and variation of tone and texture, whilst providing a refined elegance without excess. A combination of raw rustic detailing, neutral panels in leather or paint with accents of rich stone or timber, combine to form a cool modern look.

Luxury yacht Kaiser-85

The owner’s suite enhances the openness of space through the use of an innovative mirrored partition, which provides adjustable privacy between bathroom and bedroom. The main saloon, stairs and dining area create an air of relaxed, spacious elegance, while the VIP Suite provides ‘chic hotel’ intimacy with a rich yet harmonious aesthetic.

Boat Show News "New compact magnetic propulsion system to be presented at..." 18 Oct 2012

New compact magnetic propulsion system to be presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Kaiserwerft and Voith Engineering are presenting a really promising new propulsion system at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. An evolution of Voith’s extensively tested and proven inline thrusters and propulsion systems used on numerous ships; this new compact magnetic propulsion system, which does away with the gear box and conventional shafts; could very well be a game changer for large yachts.

Kaiserwerft, a German shipyard, established in 1989, has worked closely with the Voigt engineering group on the first yacht application of this innovative system, a 148-foot (45-meter yacht) to be built completely in carbon and Kevlar composites. The first yacht designed with the Franck Muller Yacht Design and Engineering Group is already under construction at one of Kaiserwerft’s facilities in Antalya, Turkey and is due to be launched in 2014.

The project is more than promising. Tank tests performed at the University of Vienna in Austria have shown significantly reduced fuel consumption, about 40% at 16.5knots. Another advantage is that the Voith unit, which includes sturdy and light carbon rotor blades driven by an integrated permanent magnetic ring motor directly connected to the vessel’s generator, creates much fewer vibrations and noise. Generators can easily be insulated in a dedicated room for further sound-dampening and greater onboard comfort. Another great benefit is that the whole unit is compact, allowing designers to dedicate more space to interior accommodations Voith’s inline thrusters and propulsions, extensively tested on ships of all kinds, have shown to provide excellent control for forward and side motion as well as dynamic positioning, allowing the captain to keep the vessel in the same position without the use of anchors. Environmentally sensitive yacht owners will also appreciate the fact that the units use water rather than oil as lubricant, minimizing the risk of damaging leaks.

Another advantage is that the system is innovative but proven. In fact, all individual components and technologies have been tested extensively and more important, successfully. The whole package and its application to the yachting sector is complete new and Kaiserwerft was very satisfied about the strong interest and the positive reactions received at the Cannes and Monaco Boat Show which was held in September 2012. The positive reactions show that the industry and the customers have been waiting for such a revolutionary and innovative system in the yachting industry.

Kaiserwerft will be exhibiting a model of the Voith’s inline propulsion unit which we will use on our new Kaiser 45 at the Fort Lauderdale show.

Ship Building Tribune "Kaiserwerft Builds New Super Light Carbon Fiber Megayacht" 17 Oct 2012

Kaiserwerft Builds New Super Light Carbon Fiber Megayacht

In cooperation between KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith a new 45m project has been initiated. New Super Light Carbon Fiber 45mt of Kaiserwerft will use the revolutionary Voith Inline Propulsor System for a better efficiency and more economical cruise.

Exterior design and shape of the new model will be designed together by Kaiserwerft and Franck Muller; engineering and naval architecture will be made by Kaiserwerft in house. The yacht´s luxury interior design will be made by Franck Muller.

The semi displacement 45 m Yacht will be fully build in Kevlar and Carbon so the weight of the yacht will be optimized in a perfect way. The (electromagnetic) propulsion is powered by a Diesel electric system (Gen-Set) and new electric propellers from Voith Germany.

Due to the Diesel electric system there will be less fuel consumption, less pollution and reduction of sound, vibration. This will create a Green Star yacht with very low specific fuel consumption. The hull is completely thermo isolated for high energy efficiency. The yacht will have solar panels and battery pack for electric supply. For totally silent night hours the yacht will have an installation of Lithium Batteries. The hull and the windows are bulletproof.

The yacht will be build according to MCA Standards and German Lloyd Classification. The range of this revolutionary megayacht will be between 45 m and 85 m. Indeed – the first yacht build will be owned by Franck Muller. As both of the partners, Kaiserwerft and Franck Muller are firmly convinced of this magnificent project, a serial production has started with this innovative special design of Franck Muller.

Expensive News "Megayacht Electro-magnetic Propulsion System a World First" 17 Oct 2012

Megayacht Electro-magnetic Propulsion System a World First

The 45m megayacht project involves KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith.

The semi displacement 45 m yacht will be fully built in Kevlar and Carbon and the (electromagnetic) propulsion is to be powered by a Diesel electric system with new electric propellers from Voith Germany, as part of the Voith Inline Propulsor System, driven by an integrated permanent magnetic (PM) synchronous ring motor.

The diesel electric system should result in less fuel consumption, less pollution and reduction of sound, vibration, which will provide this Green Star yacht with very low specific fuel consumption.

The hull is completely thermo isolated for high energy efficiency. It will have solar panels and battery pack for electric supply and for totally silent night hours the yacht will have an installation of Lithium Batteries. Just in case, the hull and the windows are all to be bulletproof.

Exterior design of the new model will be jointly done by Kaiserwerft and Franck Muller; engineering and naval architecture will be in-house by Kaiserwerft . The yacht´s luxury interior design will be made by Franck Muller, and the first yacht when ready will be owned by Franck Muller himself.

YachtsSpecsDetail "Kaiser-45" 16 Oct 2012

The 45m megayacht project involves KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith.The semi displacement 45 m yacht will be fully built in Kevlar and Carbon and the (electromagnetic) propulsion is to be powered by a Diesel electric system with new electric propellers from Voith Germany, as part of the Voith Inline Propulsor System, driven by an integrated permanent magnetic (PM) synchronous ring motor.

The diesel electric system should result in less fuel consumption, less pollution and reduction of sound, vibration, which will provide this Green Star yacht with very low specific fuel consumption.

The hull is completely thermo isolated for high energy efficiency. It will have solar panels and battery pack for electric supply and for totally silent night hours the yacht will have an installation of Lithium Batteries. Just in case, the hull and the windows are all to be bulletproof.

Exterior design of the new model will be jointly done by Kaiserwerft and Franck Muller; engineering and naval architecture will be in-house by Kaiserwerft . The yacht´s luxury interior design will be made by Franck Muller, and the first yacht when ready will be owned by Franck Muller himself.

CleanTech News "Monaco Yacht Show 2012 - Cleantech Talk" 25 Sep 2012

toBe, Inside Luxury "Incontro ravvicinato con il nuovo superyacht Kaiser 75"Article written in Italian, 22 Mar 201

Incontro ravvicinato con il nuovo superyacht Kaiser 75

75 metri di beatitudine

FOTO UFFICIO STAMPA

Una sauna, due sale massaggi, palestra, piscina, due vasche idromassaggio, una spa completa ed un cinema: si può chiedere altro a uno yacht? Certo, una pista di atterraggio per l’elicottero. Bene, il Kaiser 75 ha anche quella! Un po’ di numeri? 75 metri di lunghezza, 5 livelli e 21 persone di equipaggio per soli 16 ospiti (6 cabine tutte con terrazze private).

L’intero progetto è il risultato di un nuovo modo di interpretare la vita a bordo. Mood da superyacht e aree dedicate alla convivialità che dialogano con isole di assoluta privacy. Perché, com’è noto, è l’equilibrio tra questi differenti spazi che fa la differenza in uno yacht. Sul Kaiser 75 troviamo grandi aperture, spazi comuni che collegano tra loro le zone dedicate e che fanno percepire un costante rapporto con il mare.

Gli interni sono ovviamente personalizzati da ogni singolo armatore. A trionfare è la luce garantita dalle grandi vetrate cielo/terra – o meglio – cielo/mare. Non solo i saloni ma anche le cabine – tutte disposte ai ponti superiori – sono contraddistinte da grandi vetrate.

«I volumi sono alleggeriti per arrivare ad una forte riduzione del peso. Questo comporta una diminuzione in termini di consumi, migliore stabilità e tenuta di mare – ci spiega l’arch. Marco Casali –. Gli spazi privati con terrazze o balconi sono stati scelti per poter offrire sempre una via di contatto con l’esterno anche in spazi privati. Un esempio chiaro sono le vasche d’acqua “panoramiche” riservate all’area vip come e alla zona armatoriale. La nostra proposta stilistica – dello studio e del cantiere – prevede in linea di massima una sostanziale riduzione del mobilio volta ad esaltare questo aspetto di relazione interni/esterni».

FOTO UFFICIO STAMPA

Una cosa molto interessante ci sembra la soluzione nell’area di poppa del lower deck. C’è stata una revisione della beach area sostituita con la Harbour area. In effetti è piuttosto raro che su una nave di questa grandezza si faccia il bagno a poppa, mentre le relazioni con i tender degli amici vicini – come la possibilità di usare quelli a disposizione degli ospiti – sono una costante della vita di bordo. La zona di poppa inoltre è stata progettata in modo regale. Il risultato è a metà strada tra un piccolo porto e un beach club molto curato in tutti i dettagli (dalle luci subacquee all’apertura scenica per il passaggio dei tender).

«E’ in corso l’applicazione di una innovativa tecnologia ibrida ma non sappiamo ancora se sarà installata nella prima unità – prosegue Casali -. Nei prossimi mesi potrò dirvi di più».

La costruzione della nave progettata dallo studio Too Design di Marco Casali in collaborazione con il cantiere KaiserWerft inizierà quest’estate. Data di completamento prevista: 2015.

LA SCHEDA
Lunghezza: 75 m
Larghezza max : 13.10 m
Immersione: 3.40 m
Dislocamento : 1650 tonn.
Serbatoi carburante: 215.000 litri
Serbatoi acqua: 50.000 litri
Motori : 2 x MTU 16V4000 (M61)
Velocità max : 16 nodi
Persone: 16 persone + 21equipaggio
Prezzo: € 59.000.000

YachtSXL, The Superyacht Channel "Catwalk luxury motor yacht" 04 Feb 2012

Made by KaiserWerft, loved by the World. A superyacht that merits a category of her own. It exceeds every expectation of luxury, design, engineering and craftmanship. KaiserWerft’s legendary 40 meter yacht Catwalk is nominated as Best Yacht of the World. In January 2006, Kaiserwerft launched Catwalk, a very unique semi-displacement 40.5-meter yacht that extends to 42 meters by way of a swim platform and 8.1 m wide. The name Catwalk is based on its interior design concept, stucco walls and fabrics in harmony with Oak and African zebrawood, having both a polished and satin finish, grace the yacht. Catwalk has been built in-house to the high standards of quality and finish as expected from a German Shipyard. The yacht benefits from unusually high ceilings especially in the entrance lobby, which also incorporates a lounging area with 3-meter ceilings.

MegaYacht Global "Marco Casali's New Design Kaiserwerft 75m" 03 Jan 2012

The Kaiserwerft shipyard have joined forces with top Italian design studio Marco Casali to produce this top class innovative modern design. This Mega Yacht has very strong lines that resemble an expedition style yacht and has a overall length of 75m (246ft).

The main concepts that were taken into account by the design team were to have internal and external design relationships, to have a private spaces, and a private harbor which is nestled in the aft of the yacht, which creates a private area for friends tenders or a private pool area for guest that are relaxing at the beach club.

Some of the other features that this yacht boasts include a sauna, two massage rooms, gymnasium, glass swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a heli-pad and a large beach club. She will be able to accommodate a total of 16 guests and 21 crew, and the guests will be accommodated in 6 staterooms all of which have a private terrace and the owners master cabin and the VIP cabin also include private jacuzzi’s and sofa sunpad’s.

She will run on twin 2680hp MTU M61 engines which will give her a range of 6,500 nautical miles at a speed of 14.5kts and a max speed of 16kts. She is due to start construction in April 2012 with a completion date of 2015.

The below video will show you the yacht in more detail

Boat International "Fraser Yachts signs new build 75m Kaiserwerft superyacht for sale" 10 Oct 2011

A call to James Munn at Fraser Yachts brings more news of the new build Kaiserwerft 75m motor yacht he’s just listed for sale.

Construction is due to begin in 2012 by Kaiserwerft to a design by Marco Casali with completion scheduled for 2015.

Her Oldenburger interior offers accommodation for up to 16 guests in six staterooms and twin 2680hp MTU engines will give her a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 14.5 knots. The range of special features is extensive and includes a sauna, two massage rooms, gymnasium, glass swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a heli-pad and a large beach club.

James goes on to say that swimming off the stern of such a large motor yacht can be an unnerving experience so the naval architect has created a beach club that’s more of a harbour.

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MegaYacht News "KaiserWerft Focusing on New Owners, New Opportunities" 18 Feb 2010

Companies within the megayacht business tend to know when a competitor is on shaky ground. For a builder to publicly state that it “has been shaking for almost a year now” is pretty uncommon – but KaiserWerft did just that in late January. It was part of an announcement that the Germany-based yard was acquired by a group of investors and has an additional facility at its disposal.

With headquarters in Nürnberg, KaiserWerft has been building yachts from 31 to 41 meters (102 to 134 feet) since 1989. The rounded lines of launches like Catwalk (above), GoldenEye, and Cloud 9 probably drew the most attention to the yard in recent years. But things changed in 2008: “In the beginning of the economic crisis, clients cancelled their orders,” the yard states in a press release – another pretty uncommon admission. (While most megayacht companies have admitted the past year was a “challenge,” to say the least, some will only admit privately that they lost clients, while others won’t confirm or deny any difficulties.) An investors group with experience in yacht and ship construction acquired the molds and machinery at the Saal shipyard, additionally dramatically increasing the area occupied by construction sheds. The same investors bought a facility in Antalya, Turkey, for KaiserWerft to use.

The changes mean KaiserWerft can now build up to 65 meters (215 feet). It intends to still build mostly in Germany and focus on lightweight aluminum and steel yachts. It additionally intends to continue building custom as well as semicustom vessels.

Super Yacht Times "Yard Focus: KaiserWerft to reposition itself in the superyacht market" 29 Jan 2010

The German shipyard KaiserWerft has in the past produced a number of yachts including the 40.6m Catwalk (2006), the 31m C’est la Vie (2004) and the 40.6m Cloud 9 (2007). Following the onset of the economic crisis, however clients cancelled their orders placed at the shipyard which saw the yard enter into a difficult and shaky period where its future was uncertain. Now, however, with new investors the yard has a new lease of life. The yard’s presence this week at the Boot Düsseldorf demonstrates their long term commitment to the market.

As part of the plan moving forward a construction facility was acquired in Antalya, Turkey, as well as the purchase of new machinery and inventory. As a result the production area now available to the yard has grown from 4,000m2 to 33,000m2, no small leap. Whereas in the past the yachts procuced ranged from 30metres to 40.6metres the intention now is to produce yachts up to 65m, with the size increase reflecting the increase of yard space available. The yard intend to continue producing yachts that reflect the excellence of German production, with all parts of the yachts in construction to be built or bought in Germany, with the exception of the larger complete units such as engines. With their ability to build in light-, superlight-, steel- and aluminium-construction, as well as semi-custom projects, the yard hope that they will be able to appeal to a wide range of clients.

Despite a difficult year one would hope that with new investment, and 20 years of yacht building experience behind them, the yard will be able to look forward with optimism. KaiserWerft say that with their new financing they will now be able to “introduce and speed up new production, to support clients and dealers and to develop new sales channels.”, stating that they will avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. Also on the agenda of the yard’s new owners is increased co-operation with internationally renowned superyacht designers in order to develop a new range of sail and motoryachts.

Boat International Interiors "Catwalk" 2007

   

It is hard to imagine a more attractive interior for a luxury motor yacht built on spec than Birgit Schnaase’s design for Catwalk, KaiserWerft’s new 40,5 meter Baron 104. It has everything that appeals -uniqueness, high craftsmanship and the all- important feel-good factor deriving from alluring shapes and tactile materials. An aim of the design was to blur boundaries with the exterior, creating a sense of wholeness, and the very first conceptual drawing achieved that by echoing the long window line in the yacht’s signature Catwalk which leads from the stern gateway through the saloon and up the stairs to the dining room.

Midas "Catwalk" Summer 2006

   

 

KaiserWerft of Bavaria, Germany built 5 Baron motor-yachts of 31 meters and then embarked upon building a 40.5 meter Catwalk, a huge leap by any means when you are told that the yacht’s interior volume was 200% larger and that it was built entirely in-house in less than 12 months.

What is clear when you board CATWALK, is the Germanic sprit it exudes. Her exterior lines were styled in -house with additional input from Grischa Schmid of Switzerland. By not having a topmost sun-deck as usually the case; Its profile is clean, sleek and low slung.

Asia-Pacific Boating "Spotlight: Catwalk" Nov-Dec 2006

     

Catwalk the new addition to the KaiserWerft’s baron line, boasts an dazzling design and surprising style. On this luxury superyacht, extraordinary comes as standard. – Author Paul Calder.

KaiserWerft the German builder of the Baron line of custom motoryachts, has never been bound by tradition. In 2004, the company flouted convention when it released the 31m (102ft) Ocean of Love.

European Business Journal "KaiserWerft AG Swiss" May 2006

 

Luxury yachts are designed to meet the needs of a very select clientele. The group of Builders capable of supplying these swimming palaces is no less select. One of the most distinguished competitors in its segment is KaiserWerft AG Swiss from Bavaria, Germany. The owned-managed company’s secret of success is its simple yet vert demanding philosophy: “Everything extraordinary is their Standard.

Swiss Universe 2006

“Catwalk” is the name of distinctive new luxury yacht manufactured by KaiserWerft AG Swiss as part of Baron series. Measuring 40,6 meters in length, its most distinguishing feature is mirrored in its name. An illuminated catwalk extends from the exterior deck through the salon in the dining room. The saloon which takes up the full breadth of the yacht features large windows and stucco lustro walls three meters high. -Author Adrien Colombo