From the start the show organizers, Informa Yacht Group, who also promote the annual Monaco Yacht Show, promised a different profile of show from that held in Dubai the previous week. Setting out their stall to promote large yachts sales and new builds, the newly developed quayside boasted a host of well known yachts over 60m.
For this show RSD presented four new projects with scale models for each, as well as concepts and recently completed projects ranging from 26m to 170m.
Derecktor shipyard from the US was well represented on the RSD stand with Jef d'Etiveaud attending from the yard accompanied by a scale model of the RSD/ Derecktor 86m, recently designed by RSD on a proven Derecktor hull . By virtue of this RSD can dramatically cut down the design time for this new build project for any prospective owner, with a potential to start cutting steel in only 4 months.
RSD also presented a fully developed interior GA for this project at the show, demonstrating some innovative solutions to standard interior applications.
RSD and Derecktor are discussing enquiries for this new 86m range with several clients. A full pack of drawings is available on disc for review on request - email firstname.lastname@example.org
RSD also promoted the Burger Boat 49.5, a new build project for sale recently designed on a tried and tested hull platform from the Burger Boat Yard. RSD has created exterior styling to reflect Burger’s historic styling cues. A 'go anywhere' type yacht, this will be the largest in the current Burger range. With a wide-bodied hull, the superstructure offers a voluminous interior with very wide beam. Like all its projects,RSD has injected some innovative and unexpected solutions into the interior to create a flexible space to suit the owner’s or any charterer’s requirements.
RSD and Burger were delighted with the interest this project generated at the show. A full information pack can be requested from either RSD or Burger Boat, who can be contacted at RCleveringa@burgerboat.com.
RSD also showed for the first time a model of their speculative 92m design along with a concept for a 140m megayacht.
By all accounts the show was a great success in terms of maintaining contact within the industry, although due to current world events perhaps the attendance was not up to the initial level expected.
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