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Yacht A by Blohm + Voss & Starck Design

April 13, 2009 by Yacht Designer
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Designer: Stark Design
Engine: 2 x MAN RK280
Material: steel
LOA: 119 m (390.4')
Beam: 18.87 m (61.9')
Cruise Speed: knots
Max Speed: 23 knots
Year: 2008
Refit: 2009
Guests: 43
Country Built: Germany
Hull Material/Type: steel
Naval Architect: blohm + voss
Yacht Class: Motor

Luxury motor yacht A was built by Blohm + Voss of Germany and designed by Stark design. Previously project SIGMA the famous motor yacht is perhaps the most characterizing superyacht currently in existence.

The Blohm & Voss luxury yacht features details including a glass roof looking up into one of the two swimming pools. Yacht A is 387 (119m) feet long, with three pools, one master suite, six guest suites, and rooms for 42 staff. A is powered by twin 6.035hp MAN RK280 Diesels, providing speeds up to 23 knots. At her top speed, she has a range of 4250nm. Her cruising speed of 19.5 knots, gives her a range of 6500nm.

Motor yacht A, launched by Blohm & Voss in 2008 recently returned to her German builder for yard work after her initial summer season.

German photographer Carl Groll is responsible for many of the photos of yacht A that you will see on the internet. He has photographed the yacht during sea trials, off the coast of Germany.

A, designed by Philippe Starck, is without doubt the most idiosyncratic superyacht ever launched. Yacht designer Philip Starck also designed motor yacht Wedge Too which is also very different from the norm in yacht design

The luxury motor yachts name A derives from the first letter of both owners first names: Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Aleksandra.

Special features include the superyachts stern and side hatches where through innovative engineering and design, the stern hatch opens up as a huge swim platform over the sea. Also, several side garages host tenders, including the 11 meter main guest tender which was also designed by Starck.

Yacht A has three swimming pools on her top deck, aft deck, and foredeck, with the foredeck pool being the largest of the three and positioned at an angle on the foredeck. This pool is also is equipped with a water jet that creates a current to swim against.

The main decks pace on Yacht A is the large open foredeck, which is accessible from the main saloon. On this deck the bulwarks provide security, although when traveling at 23 knots at sea, this deck may be uncomfortable. Also here, to forward of the ‘cockpit area’, is a touch and go helipad.

Interestingly, the Times Online recently reported that the $400 million megayacht recently motored to Norway to pick up three Monet paintings.

MOTOR YACHT A SPECIFICATION

TYPE Private Motor Yacht

FLAG Hamilton, Bermuda

DIMENSIONS

Length O.A. 119.00m
Length W.L 118.38m
Beam 18.87m
Draft Max 5.15m

TONNAGE
Gross Approx. 5500tons

OWNER AND GUESTS
14
1 Owners Suite
6 Guest Suites

CREW
37 + 5 Owners Staff

YEAR BUILT
2008

BUILDER
Blohm + Voss Shipyards GmbH
a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
Hamburg, Germany

DESIGNERS
Chief Concept and Art Designer Philippe Starck
Technical and Naval Designer Martin Francis

CONSTRUCTION Welded steel

CLASSIFICATION Lloyds Register of shipping ✠ 100 A1 SSC Yacht (P)
Mono G6 ✠ LMC UMS PSMR EP SCM

MACHINERY

MAIN ENGINES 2 x MAN RK280 Producing 9000kW at 1000rpm

GEAR BOXES 2 x RENK ASL 185

SHAFTS & PROPELLERS
2 propeller shafts driving 2 five bladed VATech
high skew controllable pitch 3.60m diameter propellers

SPEED Cruising speed 19.5 knots
Full Speed 23 knots

RANGE

Full speed 8 days covering a distance of
approx 4250 nm

Cruising speed 15.5 days covering a distance of approx. 6500n

AUXILIARY MACHINERY & ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

GENERATORS
3 x 440v, 960 kw 8 cylinder Caterpillar 3508B diesel generators
1 x 440v, 440 kW 6 cylinder Caterpillar C18 diesel
emergency generator

ELECTRICITY
440vAC 3 phase 60Hz
400vAC 3 phase 60Hz
230vAC single phase 60Hz
24vDC

SHORE POWER
2 x 440vAC 60Hz shore power connections
600 Amps

TANK CAPACITIES

FUEL OIL
757m3

LUBRICATING OIL
20m3

WATER
94m3 Potable water
52m3 Technical water
579m3 Ballast water
86m3 Waste water

AUXILLARY EQUIPMENT

STEERING SYSTEM
2 x Rolls Royce SR722-FCP rotary vane units

BOW THRUSTER
2 x 330kw Brunvoll FU-45-LRA-1375 resiliently
mounted lateral thrusters

STABILIZERS
4 x Quantum zero speed stabilisers

FUEL OIL PURIFIERS
2 x GEA Westfalia mineral oil
Separators OSD 18-91-067

OIL/WATER SEPARATOR
1 x DVZ Oily Water Separator 1m3/day

SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM
1 x Veolia water Memrod LT bioreactor 18 m3/day

AIRCONDITIONING
3 x Bitzer CSH85 Water Chiller units

WATERMAKERS
2 x HEM 30 reverse Osmosis plants, 2 producing 80
tonnes of potable water each.
1 x Technical water purification plant consisting of
one HEM 30 first stage unit and one HEM 20 second
stage purification plant producing 30 tonnes of
purified technical water per day

SAFETY & SECURITY EQUIPMENT

SAFETY
Draeger/SAM Electronics
S4 Rescue SART
McMurdo Smartfind E5 EPIRB

FIRE FIGHTING
Draeger gas detection system
Consillium Fire detection system
Ship wide Marrioff high pressure water mist
Extinguishing system
Garage sea water drencher system

SECURITY
Bosch CCTV system

NEDAP & PVIS security system

ALARM & MONITORING SYSTEM
SAM Electronics MCS2200
Monitoring and Control
Power Management System
Propulsion Control System
Gas Detection System

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

SATCOM
2 x Mini C
1 x Fleet 77 TT-3008C
2 x Seatel VSAT antenna

CELLULAR SYSTEM
4 x Fixed Sagem Telsat GPRS Base Units

VHF RADIOTELEPHONES
2 x Sailor VHF RT5022
1 x Sailor VHF CU5000

SSB RADIOTELEPHONE

MF/HF Transceiver unit HC 4500

TELEPHONE SYSTEM
Cisco VOIP system
Cisco Call manager software

AUDIO/VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS
Installation by Van Berge – Henegouwen

SATELLITE TELEVISION VIDEO RECORDERS/PLAYERS &
STEREO MUSIC SYSTEM

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT

MAGNETIC COMPASS
C Plath Jupiter Type 2060
GYRO COMPASS
Sperry Marine Navigat 2100

INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEM
Imtech UniMACS 3000 Integrated Bridge System
Incorporating: Alarm Monitoring & Control System,

RADAR 3500 X- and S- Band, ECDIS 3500, CONNING
3500 navigation conning system, NAVPILOT autopilot,

DPT 3500 Dynamic Positioning, CCTV 3500, GMDSS,
External communication and tender tracking system

ECHO SOUNDER
Furuno FCV-1200L

GPS
MX Marine MX 420

WEATHER FAX

SPOS

NAVTEX
McMurdo NAV-7 GMDSS Tri-channel Receiver

WIND INSTRUMENTS
Observator Meteo display OMC-939

DOPPLER LOG
Furuno DS-50

DECK EQUIPMENT

ANCHOR WINDLASS
Steen 23-9-19
38mm Cable diameter
Maximum force 140kN

AFT WARPING CAPSTANS
Steen 59-9-18
Maximum force 90kN

BOAT CRANE & DAVITS
Van Driel
2 x OHD Lifting capacity 7000kg each
4 x Telescopic overhead davit lifting capacity
1500kg each
2 x Telescopic overhead davit lifting capacity
1800kg each

PASSERELLE/BATHING PLATFORM
Blohm + Voss GmbH Office Engineering Kiel
210-214

GANGWAYS 4 x Hydromar gangways
2 for Guest use
2 for Crew use

SEARCHLIGHT
Carlisle & Finch

OTHER EQUIPMENT

HELICOPTER PAD Helipad located on the Forward main deck

ELEVATORS 1 x Lutz Owner/Guest Lift
2 x Lutz Crew/Service lift

TENDERS & WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT

TENDERS 1x covered tender powered by 2 x Yanmar 6LP-STZP2
Length 11m
Beam 3.45m
Cruising speed 35kn
1x Open tender powered by 2 x Yanmar 6LP-STZP2
Length 11m
Beam 3.36
Cruising speed 35kn
1 x Pascoe SY10 powered by 2 x Yanmar 6LP-STZP2
Length 10.08m
Beam 2.94m
Cruising speed 45kn

RESCUE TENDERS 2 x Pascoe 6 mtr.

OWNERS
Melnichenko family, Russia.

For more info on Stark Design:
http://www.starck.com/
http://www.boatworld.com/index.html?sub=Philippe-Starck.

The website of blohm + voss yachts:
http://www.blohmvossyachts.com/

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