Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Netanya 8 Mega Yacht Just Arived in San Diego

The Mega Yacht Netanya 8 was sighted early this morning right out of the fog she arrived and went to the US Costumes dock at the west end of Shelter Island. She is now moored at the Kona Kai Yacht clubs large docking facility. Here is the complete story about the Mega Yacht Netanya 8:
When she rolled out of the shed and down the slipway at CMN’s Cherbourg yard in February, what caught the attention of connoisseurs of yachting more than the handsomely rounded lines of her aluminum superstructure, were the lines of her hull, with its prismatic shape that has been engineered for seaworthiness in all weathers.
Tuned up and put through her paces in the English Channel over several weeks, the 58 meter Netanya 8, the first in a series of three and a high technology flagship for CMN, certainly lived up to expectations. Indeed it was her seaworthiness that her crew appreciated most in the sometimes difficult sailing conditions they encountered in the Atlantic. ‘On leaving Cherbourg, we got a bit shaken up in bad weather,’ recalls Sébastien Boutin, the first mate. ‘We were motoring at 14.5 knots as planned without difficulty, and I noted that she responded very well in emergency maneuvers. I am really impressed by her lack of vibration. She is well balanced and particularly quiet at all speeds. At 85 per cent engine power (from twin 2,200hp Caterpillar diesels), with full tanks, she makes 16 knots, which is a knot faster than expected. This is a very seaworthy boat, and the efficiency of the Quantum zero speed stabilizers both at sea and at anchor is outstanding.’ Chief engineer Riccardo Peirano, who lived at the yard for 14 months while the yacht was being built, is also full of praise as he trots out all the numbers. ‘At 1,500rpm her twin engines are not too greedy, consuming an average of 320 liters per hour each. And at 12 knots, we have a range of around 5,000 nautical miles, with a total of 123,000 liters of diesel in her four tanks …
LOA 58m LWL 52m
Beam 11.2m
Draught 3.25m
Displacement 810 tons
Naval architect CMN Design Office
Exterior styling Andrew Winch Designs
Interior designer Andrew Winch Designs
Engines 2 x 2,200hp Caterpillar 3516B diesels
Propellers 2 x 5-blade France Hélice
Speed (max/cruise) 16.5/15 knots
Fuel capacity 123,000 liters
Range at 12 knots 5,000nm
Bow thruster Rodriquez 150kW
Stabilizers Quantum zero speed QC
13,600 liters
CMR Automatism
NR Koeling
Communication/ navigation electronics Cassens & Plath, Simrad, Furuno, Ben Anthea, B&G, Maxsea, Inmarsat, Seatel
Entertainment systems CMS Euriware/Areva
Owner and guests 12
Crew 14
1 x 7.2m 12th Sence;
1 x 5.5m Nautica catamaran
Tender-launching system
Paint Awlgrip
Classification Bureau Veritas/ MCA
Owner’s project managers Jacques Conzales and Dan Robsham (Patton Marine)
CMN Yacht Division 2007 51 rue de la Bretonière, Cherbourg Cedex,
France Tel: +33 (0)2 33 88 30 20

The computerized management and control of all the on-board functions is very efficient and allows me to manage them as I wish. The boat is also equipped with one of the best generator systems, with a manual control as well.
The crew of 14, mostly of French nationality, is commanded by captain Jacques Conzales. His wife Corinne, who christened the yacht Netanya 8, meaning ‘gift from God’ in Hebrew, works as the ships purser. And as you board you realize that a real family atmosphere pervades the yacht, which is something that her American owner, who is obviously very close to his crew, particularly wanted. British designer Andrew Winch, who was commissioned to do the exterior and interior design, describes the exterior as ‘fresh with clean flowing lines’. But the key feature of Netanya 8’s design, he says, is ‘the best ever view of the sea’. ‘The signature is probably the large windows which have given panoramic views from the main deck saloon and the sky lounge,’ he comments, pointing out that the master cabin on the main deck ‘has wonderful windows in the hull while a VIP cabin on the bridge deck has unique glazed sliding doors to its own private exterior terrace. With glazed windows in the bulwark it is possible to lie in bed and look out and down over the ocean.
Like most of this generation of large yachts, Netanya 8 has a main entrance situated almost amidships on the starboard side deck. This opens into a large reception lobby, flooded with light like the rest of the interior thanks to the huge side windows and the choice of pale materials for the décor, including the keynote blonde sycamore wood, which harmonizes the interior, giving it, as Andrew Winch puts it, a ‘gentle, contemporary and relaxing’ feel. The lobby’s radiating floor design in shades of pale marble accentuates the impression of depth and harmonizes well with the very modern style of the wide glass staircase with stainless steel banisters and grooved wood paneling that serves the three decks. From the lobby a large automatic sliding door opens into the immense 120 square meter saloon/dining room, which has quite exceptional panoramic views. Set against a pretty trompe-l’oeil screen that serves as a sideboard and conceals the server doorway to port, the dining table and its 12 upright aqua green chairs blend in with the décor thanks to the play of the pale colors in similar shades. Differently worked
The first in a line of yachts of this size by CMN, this 58 meter motor yacht offers a feast of sea views courtesy of designer Andrew Winch and is pervaded by a real family atmosphere words: Félix Aubry de la Noë photography: Stéphane Bravin N e t a n y a 8 Blonde sycamore sets the color palette of pale neutrals for the interior, which is calm and contemporary, with strong horizontal and vertical lines in both the furniture and structural detailing that create an elegant architectural ambiance. Large windows throughout provide the sea views that are one of Andrew Winch’s key design features … the keynote blonde sycamore wood … harmonizes the interior, giving it … a “gentle, contemporary and relaxing” feel wood veneers of sycamore and maple are combined with leather and Alcantara upholstery against a background of fitted carpet and rugs. The arrangement of a deep white sofa in a
square around a large ottoman serving as a coffee table fits in perfectly with this pleasing modern décor that is without adornment and yet not at all minimalistic. The spaciousness is one of the first things that catch your attention, and especially the impressive ceiling height which extends to practically all parts of the main deck which is fitted out with furniture by Chantiers Baudet and Ateliers du Marais. A large plate glass window looks out onto the stern deck, but only about a third of it slides back at the touch of the electric control, depriving the saloon of a natural extension out onto the aft deck, which is well protected by the overhang of the upper saloon/bar terrace on the deck above. Here, Andrew Winch has created a wraparound seating area that ‘makes a wonderful communication and chill-out space on the aft end of the main deck where you can lean over the aft bulwark and look down onto the sea or beach to watch the children swimming, or guests going off to waterski. Going back through the lobby you enter a long passageway to starboard, which has one door opening into a day head and a second door leading into the owner’s suite. This is a real apartment that occupies the whole of the bow section and extends over a vast area. A lobby leads into the dressing room of the small cabin to starboard furnished with two bunk berths
arranged transversally. This cabin is designed for children, with a play area and a bathroom with small bathtub. The owner’s cabin was originally designed with a raised panoramic saloon in the bow which has been transformed into a separate gymnasium. The cabin has large vertical port lights on either side and the subtle use of mirrors has made it look larger. Its seating area to starboard extends into a proper office with sea views. Opposite the large king-sized bed, beneath a big plasma screen, are two eye-catching mirrored chests of drawers, while sliding doors on either side lead into a deep dressing room to starboard and a bathroom to port. The bathroom has a separate head and shower in addition to a bath, where the bather can enjoy superb views out of the water. From the lobby, the wide main staircase descends to a lobby on the lower deck off which the four guest cabins open, with a passageway through to the crew quarters and laundry. The two forward cabins are near identical except that the one to starboard has twin beds and the one to port a double. They are roomy, light and airy, and each has an en suite shower room with separate head. The other two cabins further aft are slightly more spacious with huge en suite shower rooms aft. On the upper deck, which is reached via the central stairway, there is another cabin with large double bed, compact shower room and office with sea views. Further forward along a passageway that is partially covered in corrugated wood is the VIP cabin. The most original in design, it has glass sliding doors that open onto a small private terrace with a smoked glass screen for privacy. This cabin is cozier than the lower deck cabins.
The captain’s double cabin to starboard has direct forward access to the bridge, a serious working area, underlined by the nautical walnut paneling and dark grey leather upholstery, and furnished with a bench which is usually used for watch duties. The well-laid out instrument panel has all the navigation and control instruments that you would expect to find in a fully automated ship and demonstrates the yard’s expertise in this area. Doors on either side of the bridge lead to the side decks and guests can relax on a banquette just in front of the bridge or stretch out on the large sunbed, which has superb views over the bow. From here it is possible to get to the gymnasium on the main deck by going forward down the side stair. This area was originally designed as a panoramic owner’s saloon, but the owner chose to convert it to a gymnasium, which is accessed only from the outside on the starboard side. Guests can also access the foredeck for a refreshing view over the bow, but they do have to negotiate the crew tender. The upper deck is accessed by the central staircase, at the top of which a door facing aft opens into the large upper saloon and bar area. This has panoramic views through enormous windows and a wide sliding glass door opening onto a vast terrace with a banquette running the
length of the aft bulwark. With its extending round 12-seater table, this is a favorite place for alfresco dining, sheltered by the sliding glass windbreak, which as Andrew Winch points out, ‘gives that little bit of extra privacy while not restricting the beautiful panoramic view.’ The server to port is linked to the galley below by a dumb waiter and a crew companionway serving the main, upper and sun decks. The 22 meter-long sundeck has a spa pool in the bow, surrounded by sun pads. Beneath the protective arch a windbreak makes the stern area a very agreeable open-air space for sunbathing or dining beneath an awning, even when under way. It is well laid out with a head, an outside shower and a bar and galley area. For those guests that have a penchant for keeping fit there is gymnasium which is air conditioned, or slide open the glass doors to get the full outdoor experience. The stern garage on the lower deck, which holds the two tenders of 5.5 and 7.2 meters, is notable for its size and finish, and has a dropdown stern flap that creates a 6 meter wide bathing and embarkation platform. With its waste cold room, ultra-violet treatment plant for freshwater and workshop equipped for any repair, the garage is a delight for the chief engineer. The only drawback is that the control room behind the engine room serves as the passage through to the garage rather than being separate. The crew companionway ultimately leads down to the galley server on the main deck, which is a transitional area between the dining room aft and galley forward. Run by head chef Xavier Pilot, the all-steel professional galley, designed by French kitchen design company Capic, is both functional and practical, and is equipped with the latest equipment including a central six-ring ceramic induction
hob, a combined steam/fan oven, a second electric oven and 1,200 liters of cold storage capacity in a refrigerator with four full height doors. Access to the crew quarters is through the galley and down a companionway to the forward section of the lower deck where the crew mess and seven cabins are situated, along with the laundry and its impressive row of washers and dryers. Air is conditioned by a single duct system in the guest accommodation and fan-coils in crew and service areas with local control in each room. Here Netanya 8 has had the benefit of the expertise of Dutch company NR Koeling, one of the leaders in this area. The sophisticated on-board technical installation required separate compartments for the three generators and air-conditioning compressors, which facilitates maintenance and keeps noise levels down in a yacht that is one of the quietest of its type. Following a stint out of the water at Monaco Marine in La Ciotat, Netanya 8’s imminent re launch will be followed by a cruise across the Atlantic – an ocean she has already proved she is more than capable of handling. The owner’s bedroom is at the center of a large suite that includes a children’s cabin and play area, separate his-and-hers bathrooms and a dressing room, while the VIP suite on the bridge deck has its own unique balcony with a smoked glass screen for privacy. Four further guest cabins – two doubles and two twins – are found on the lower deck. The aft upper deck provides an ideal mix of sun and shade with an open-air banquette and sheltered alfresco dining area, where curved rotating windows provide a wind shield and measure of privacy, while in the garage the two tenders are poised to transport guests ashore at a moment’s notice Although NETANYA 8 is the second result of a collaboration between CMN and Andrew
Winch Designs she is the first of a new highly adaptable line of Motor-Yachts:The CMN LINE 60 will offer large volumes of accommodation for the Owner with a full beam Owners cabin, upper deck VIP cabin and up to five guest cabins. A stunning staircase runs from lower deck to upper deck, and generous open plan saloons are on both the main deck and upper deck. The line design is highly adaptable and incorporates many impressive features such as the full beam panoramic sky lounge and private balcony to the VIP suite which comes as standard. Her exterior deck spaces include a huge open plan sun deck equipped with a bar, Jacuzzi and sun-pads which can be arranged to suit any Owner’s configuration. ‘The best ever view of the sea is a key feature of our design’ states Andrew Winch, a feature that has been optimized in this spectacular line.
51 Rue de la Bretonniére – BP 539
50105 Cherbourg cedex – France
Tel. +33(0)2 33 88 30 20
Fax. +33(0)2 33 88 31 98


  1. hey theгe аnd thank уou foг your information – I've definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this website, as I experienced to reload the site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again soon.

    Feel free to visit my homepage ... VA houston tx

  2. National Diesel Engine specializes in the remanufacturing of heavy duty diesel engines including Caterpillar Diesel Engines, with the highest level of skill, professionalism and efficiency. URL: , keyword: caterpillar diesel engines
    title:Rebuilt Diesel Engines, discription:" content="Diesel Engine Reman"/>
    Thank you

  3. Great set of tips from the master himself. Excellent ideas. Anyone wishing to take their blogging forward must read these tips. Thank you .System Mechanic Pro 16.5

  4. British and Italians were also making modern fiberglass yachts around 1960s. Italians however were exquisite in their interior designs and craftsmanship and soon attracted the lovers of beauty. fountainhead yacht owner