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Luxury yachts like the Swan 88 are equipped with a plethora of electronic equipment and amenities that demand significant power. Deep Blue's holistic energy management system not only generates green power while sailing but also manages, balances, and delivers that energy to all the yacht's onboard systems. All hotel battery banks, hydraulics, and amenities are backed by the four Deep Blue Battery 40s that comprise the central 160 kWh battery bank, minimizing generator runtime and delivering ample energy storage. The high-capacity battery bank powers the emission-free propulsion system, and a 50 kW Deep Blue motor keeps the yacht's hydraulic systems pressurized, including the bow and stern thrusters, windlass, and winches. The large battery bank also ensures plenty of power to enjoy silent living onboard for up to 12 hours. DC/DC converters ensure the yacht's 24-volt electrical system and electronics are always online. Amenities that require a lot of power, such as the air conditioning, oven, watermaker, dishwasher, and washing machine, are also integrated into the Deep Blue energy management infrastructure courtesy of a 22 kW DC/AC inverter. These amenities provide the utmost comfort and convenience, while the Deep Blue system ensures their power consumption is efficiently monitored and managed.

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BP318 BOTIN 85′ DEEP BLUE LAUNCHED!

  – April 20th 2020

D eep Blue, a Botin Partners designed, King Marine built 85′ yacht, has been recently launched, exploring a new chapter in the Maxi racing arena. Deep Blue is destined to fill the gap between custom-built record-breakers such as Comanche 100′, and the 72-footers that are on the smaller scale of the Maxi class such as Bella Mente and Cannonball.

The carefully selected team assembled by Terry Halpin to design and launch Deep Blue included more than 110 people from 11 different nationalities.  Project Manager Micky Costa, with his extensive network, was also an essential part of the project, creating unique parts for this project. Pure Engineering played a big role in delivering the platform’s strength and stiffness while keeping the weight in check.

See more technical information in the full project page: http://www.botin.website/portfolio/bp318-deepblue/

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Wendy Schmidt Is No Longer a Rookie at the Maxi Cup

In 2021, the first year helming her boat, Deep Blue, she came in fifth. She’s back for another shot.

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Last year, the American sailor Wendy Schmidt helmed Deep Blue, the new Botin 85 sailboat she owns, on its inaugural run at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. One of very few women skippers in maxi racing, Schmidt stood out from the fleet, winning the start and placing fifth in her class.

She started sailing in 2007 when she was 52 years old. “My husband didn’t think I would spend much time on the boat because I was a tennis player,” she said. “But I ended up going out every single day. It’s been a gradual seduction ever since.”

Schmidt first sailed in the Maxi cup in 2011, aboard the boat Selene. She finished third at the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez last year and also placed third this year in her class of Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille.

This year, Schmidt, 67, a philanthropist who is married to the former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, returns to Porto Cervo, Sardinia, with her mind on racing and spreading the word on ocean restoration. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.

Tell me about your debut last year at the Maxi cup.

We launched in 2020, but weren’t able to race her until 2021 because of the pandemic. We managed to practice in partial groups of our crew. We arrived as the new kid on the block.

This was our first race. We felt pretty darned good about staying up with those boats that have been around regattas for years. But the thrill for me was the start. You’re going 12 knots and crisscrossing with these big maxis. You need to time it just exactly right.

What do you hope for your return to Porto Cervo?

I don’t think we’ll do anything differently. We’ve made some improvements on the boat. That’s a constant course for any boat. But it’s always about playing. When do you get a chance to get 25 people together on a boat from different countries speaking different languages doing amazing things together? That’s the attraction.

What’s your approach to being a skipper?

There’s a great sense of family in my crew. I’m in awe of the skills around me. They know things I don’t know. Everybody on the crew knows something, and nobody knows everything. You are a collective brain and rely on each other, and deeply trust every single person on that boat. You have to do everything well together in concert like a ballet. When I’m driving, I’m looking at my instruments. I’m listening to my trimmer, tactician and navigator. It’s an enormous task of concentration and focus.

Even when you feel a boat breathing down your neck and coming fast, you don’t turn your head and look because you might turn the wheel a little bit. You need to practice focus. When you do, it becomes a Zen-type place.

What’s it like being one of very few women skippers in maxi racing?

I grew up in a household of four brothers. It never occurred to me there was anything I couldn’t do. I don’t really think about skippers as a gender role. There are some extraordinary women in sailing rising to the highest echelon of the sport. There are a lot of challenges for women in their lives and getting into this kind of work, but it isn’t impossible. The only challenge for me is the limit of physical strength. I’m not a big person, and I’ll never be strong like a big guy.

Finally, how can we restore the ocean?

It begins with connection, understanding and caring. The biggest threat to the ocean is ignorance. Understanding what we don’t know about the ocean is absolutely fascinating. Most of life on earth is hidden from us. Sailors are the most natural advocates for ocean health. They go places nobody goes and see things nobody sees. When you start to ask them what’s changing in the ocean, they’ll tell you.

Our group — 11th Hour Racing — wants to transform the sailing industry and change the way regattas operate. We do that through demonstrations that get people thinking about the ocean. There are concrete changes that can be made — races with zero waste, refillable bottles and water stations. I think it’s setting a new standard on how the race world should work.

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of an online summary and a picture caption accompanying this article misstated the number of times Wendy Schmidt has competed in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. She has sailed in the race three times, not two; this is the second time she has sailed it on her boat, Deep Blue.

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A sustainable dream: Nautor Swan's first electrified maxi yacht powered by Torqeedo

The Swan 88 "DreamCatcher," a first-of-its-kind hybrid-electric maxi yacht, stands as a testament to boatbuilder Nautor Swan's pioneering spirit. This exclusive vessel is powered by a fully integrated Torqeedo Deep Blue system, the world leader in electric and hybrid propulsion. The 88-foot yacht is equipped with a custom 120kW electric drive system and 160kWh of energy storage, delivering silent motoring at a max speed of 11.4 knots.

The Deep Blue system powers and centrally manages onboard systems and amenities, a holistic approach that ensures intuitive operation and enhanced sustainability. All controls are seamlessly integrated into the yacht's multifunctional displays, courtesy of a joint development with Navico.

The 120kW Deep Blue inboard motor, developed by Torqeedo's engineering team, drives the yacht's controllable-pitch propeller. This propeller is a significant advantage for an electric drivetrain, as its pitch and performance characteristics can be changed at the push of a button. This feature allows for a seamless transition between sailing and motoring modes, ensuring the yacht is always ready for the conditions. Under power, the system delivers high torque and thrust and is optimized for efficiency. While sailing, the system minimizes drag for optimal sailing speed and performance or can be optimized for maximum renewable energy production.

In hydrogeneration mode, Deep Blue's advanced algorithms continuously monitor and adjust performance several times per second, providing renewable, wind-powered energy production while minimizing impact on sailing speed. At 8 knots sailing speed, the Deep Blue system generates enough power to maintain self-sufficiency. 

Thanks to the integrated 22kW onboard charger, charging the system via shore power is easily accomplished overnight. Two efficient, lightweight 45kW generators provide extended-range motoring of over 2,000 nautical miles. The generators can recharge the high-capacity battery bank in less than 1.5 hours and are fully sound-shielded, reducing noise on board by 50 to 75%.

Luxury yachts like the Swan 88 are equipped with a plethora of electronic equipment and amenities that demand significant power. Deep Blue's holistic energy management system not only generates green power while sailing but also manages, balances, and delivers that energy to all the yacht's onboard systems. All hotel battery banks, hydraulics, and amenities are backed by the four Deep Blue Battery 40s that comprise the central 160kWh battery bank, minimizing generator runtime and delivering ample energy storage.

The high-capacity battery bank powers the emission-free propulsion system, and a 50kW Deep Blue motor keeps the yacht's hydraulic systems pressurized, including the bow and stern thrusters, windlass, and winches. The large battery bank also ensures plenty of power to enjoy silent living onboard for up to 12 hours. DC/DC converters ensure the yacht's 24-volt electrical system and electronics are always online. Amenities that require a lot of power, such as the air conditioning, oven, watermaker, dishwasher, and washing machine, are also integrated into the Deep Blue energy management infrastructure courtesy of a 22kW DC/AC inverter. These amenities provide the utmost comfort and convenience, while the Deep Blue system ensures their power consumption is efficiently monitored and managed.

Torqeedo's Customized Solutions team developed the groundbreaking technology on board the Swan 88 "DreamCatcher." The Customized Solutions business unit is tasked with delivering industry-leading systems, service, and support through innovation and collaboration as Torqeedo creates a more sustainable way to enjoy time on the water.

"The Swan 88 is the culmination of three years of collaboration between Nautor Swan and Torqeedo's Customized Solutions team. It proves that Deep Blue can achieve similar range and performance as a combustion engine-powered yacht and even be fully independent under good sailing conditions," said Matthias Vogel, senior vice president of the Customized Solutions business unit for Torqeedo GmbH. "The multisensory experience of silent motoring, sailing, and living onboard is unparalleled, and the Swan 88's ability to travel 100% emission-free guarantees future access to nature reserves and other pristine, regulated waters where combustion-powered vessels may not be permitted. Nautor Swan is bringing something truly unique to the maxi yacht segment with "DreamCatcher," and Torqeedo is honoured to be their electrification partner."

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Caribbean Maxi Challenge – First Race Win for Deep Blue

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  • For the first time at this event Wendy Schmidt’s Deep Blue took the Maxi class win.

Schmidt’s Botin Partners 85 Deep Blue followed yesterday’s layday festivities with a win what proved the closest race results to date.

This ended the perfect scoreline of Jim Swartz’s Vesper, which finished second, just 12 seconds astern under IRC corrected time. The newest boat in the fleet, this was only Deep Blue’s second ever race win.

“There was a little bit less breeze and we were going better against Rambler 88 – plus we changed a few set-up things which helped: We were able to sheet the main on harder,” explained Rob MacMillan, Deep Blue’s tactician and project manager. “We have been working on our downwind modes and that seemed to pay dividends.”

Deep Blue got away more cleanly in the squall at St Jean compared to those astern and the crew was able to carry their kite for longer to the bottom of the course. “We put the majority of our distance on them there.

“Sometimes the wind gods smile on you,” continued Macmillan. “Wendy [Schmidt] is super happy. She did a spectacular job driving upwind and downwind. Like all of us, she loves coming to this island and racing maxis here.”

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Among the rest of the maxis in CSA 3 there was upset too.

While Jim Madden’s Stark Raving Mad VII continued her perfect scoreline by winning the first race to St Jean, this stopped in today’s second, won by the Swan 58 OMII.

In this the competition between Stark Raving Mad VII and Italian Luigi Sala’s Vismara 62 Yoru remained intense, especially coming into the second finish where the latter came home just three seconds ahead under IRC.

While Sala acknowledges, it is too late to make any impression on the results, their goal for the final day of racing is to go home with one CSA 3 race win in their pocket.

Racing concludes on Saturday.

Caribbean Maxi Challenge 2022 – Maxi Race 4 1st Deep Blue CAY 85 Botin 85 – Wendy Schmidt (USA) 2nd Vesper CAY 007 JV 72 – Jim Swartz (USA) 3rd Rambler 88 USA 25555 Juan K / 88 George David (USA) 4th Bella Mente USA 45 JV 74 – Hap Fauth (USA) DNS Prospector USA 60669 Mills 68 Larry Landry/Paul McDowell/Martin Roesch (USA)

Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille 2022 – Day 4 winners

CSA 1 – 1st Jolt 3, Peter Harrison (GBR)

CSA 2 – 1st Lazy Dog, PUR 007 – Sergio Sagramoso (PUR)

CSA 3 – 1st OM II, GBR 786N, Shahid Hamid (GBR)

CSA 4 – 1st Blitz USA 52915 – Peter Corr (ISV)

CSA 5 – 1st Pata Negra, GBR 4669R – Bernard Girod (USA)

CSA 6 – 1st Team Island Water World, SXM 605 – Frits Bus (SXM)

Offshore Maultihull – 1st Mach Schnell USA 12 – Kent Haeger (USA)

Racing Multihull – 1st Addictive Sailing, GBR 828M – Brieuc Maisonneuve (FRA)

Diam 24 – 1st Crybaby FRA 971 – Pierre Altier (SXM)

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No wind for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup finale

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Porto Cervo, Italy (September 11, 2021) – The wind never filled in on the final day of the 2021 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, thus, following yesterday’s layday, the results stand after four days of racing.

For the third time, the stand-out performance across the maxi fleets was that of Canadian Terry Hui’s Lyra. The 2000 vintage Wally 77, once raced by the Murdoch family, was first campaigned by Hui in 2018 and won the Wally class that year and in 2019, when she scored firsts and seconds in all but one race.

This year, with the Wallys incorporated into the main IRC fleets, Lyra won Mini Maxi 3 with four straight bullets. Often this was by a significant margin, although Riccardo de Michele’s Vallicelli 78 H20, which has previously dominated the Mini Maxi class, was second to Lyra by two minutes under IRC corrected time on day three.

In fact, Lyra is a well optimized boat with a top professional crew led by Kiwi tactician Hamish Pepper and including round the world sailor Phil Harmer, former Team Shosholoza America’s Cup navigator Marc Lagesse, and skipper Mark Sadler.

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“That definitely helps,” says Pepper. “We have a lot of sailors from the TP52s and RC44s and every maneuver we do with grand prix style and we push the boat to get every inch out of it. Terry got us a new main and new jib and the boat had a few improvements like new rigging and the mast is a lot better balanced so we can get the right tension out of it.”

Hui added, “I have been lucky to have a good boat and a good crew, but most importantly lucky to be back. It makes me feel that whatever we take for granted, that is normal, is actually so precious and it makes you appreciate that what we have been doing is very special.”

In the 100+ft Super Maxi class, Ronald de Waal’s magnificent J Velsheda enjoyed a near perfect scoreline, dropping just the final race to Topaz. The two Js have dominated the Super Maxi class with Christian Oldendorff’s Spirit Yachts 111 Geist finishing the regatta tied on points with the Swan 115 Shamanna, but winning on countback.

British America’s Cup and Olympic sailor Andy Beadsworth, sharing tactical duties with American Mike Toppa on board Velsheda, was experiencing his first week J Class sailing. “I thoroughly enjoyed sailing on the boat and with the team. We had a couple of phenomenal races against Topez when we were never more than three boat lengths apart.”

Beadsworth, who has previously raced here and won aboard boats like Michael Cotter’s Whisper and Windfall, the late Sir Peter Harrison’s Sojana, continued: “They have differences upwind and downwind, but overall they are very evenly matched. They are less maneuverable than a lot of boats and you really need to steer them with the sails. So it is team effort to get the boat around the track, but a team like this makes it look deceptively easy.”

The closest racing was between the former Maxi 72s, which ran away with the top five spots in Mini Maxi 1. Ultimately Dario Ferrari’s Botin-designed Cannonball, finished two points clear of Jim Swartz’s Vesper in turn one ahead of both George Sakellaris’ Proteus and Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente.

Cannonball was the defending champion here and racing with the same equipment as in 2019. “The crew was very good, the tactician was very good – so we won,” explained Ferrari. “I believe that this is the best class and between everybody the racing is close.”

Victory has inspired Ferrari to compete with Cannonball again in 2022. “The boat is fast enough. We haven’t done anything this year to make it faster. With new sails and changing a few things we could be more competitive, so why not? The nice thing about this class is that you improve every year.”

Sharing tactical duties this week on Cannonball were both Michele Ivaldi and Vasco Vascotto. Of their victory. “For sure it is surprising because we know how strong the other guys are, but this week we did everything nice and smooth,” said Vascotto. “We made some mistakes but not many and this is still a very good boat.”

This was Vascotto’s first win in the class having previously come second three times.

Some of the closest racing has been in the Maxi class for 80-100 footers where an unprecedented six 100 footers were competing plus the new Swan 98 BeCool. Ultimately, the 100ft Wallys tied up the podium with Sir Lindsay Owen Jones’s Magic Carpet Cubed coming out on top, two points ahead of Claus-Peter Offen’s older Y3K, in turn two ahead of David M. Leuschen’s Galateia.

For Owen Jones, one of the longest term supporters of both the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the International Maxi Association, this was the seventh time he has won this event in his various Magic Carpets, the last being in 2016.

“I am very happy,” he said. “None of us had the faintest idea how it would work out against all these incredible boats that have won the Rolex Fastnet Race or Sydney Hobart, etc [ie Rambler 88, Comanche and ARCA SGR] but Magic Carpet is a well rounded boat that does most things pretty well. The other boats do some things extremely well. That is reflected by how we didn’t win any races but were always up there which you can only do if you sail the boat well.”

On the final race day, Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling XI was enjoying a commanding lead in the Maxi class until her forestay broke.

Impressively, the team moved heaven and earth to get a new carbon fiber forestay sent out from Carbolink in Switerland aboard Laidlaw’s private jet. Once arrived last night, the stay was tensioned on the dock using hydraulic rams and then cured by running electric current through it – a process taking just five hours, before it was reinstalled.

Highland Fling XI ended the regatta in fourth, designers Reichel/Pugh having drawn three of the top four in the Maxi class.

For Wendy Schmidt, owner of Deep Blue, this Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was a great relief. Although her Botin 85 was launched in February 2020, due to the pandemic this was the first race for her ‘Maxi 72 on steroids’. Deep Blue finished fifth in the 12 boat fleet.

“This was our maiden voyage, finding out about the boat and its modes. We had great competition to do that with, so we have nowhere to go but up,” said Schmidt, who raced here previously with her Swan 80 Selene. “It was a great event, wonderful for our crew to get back together and to tune the boat up.”

There was also great diversity in the boats at the top of Mini Maxi 2, where Jean-Pierre Barjon’s Swan 601 Lorina 1895 claimed Tuesday’s race, IMA President Benoît de Froidmont’s Wallyño ended up fourth while the two overall leaders were longer – Luciano Gandini’s Mylius 80 Twin Soul B taking second to Alessandro Del Bono’s immaculate Reichel/Pugh 78 Maxi Capricorno, originally built in 1995 as Morning Glory.

Del Bono’s Capricorno is a family affair, his father (with a young Alessandro on board) having raced in Admiral’s Cups, while today Alessandro’s own son Rinaldo races on board.

Del Bono last competed at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in the early 2000s and despite Capricorno being old, it has been thoroughly modernised, reducing draft from 4.5 to 4m with optimised rig and sails. “We knew we were competitive and in the end we achieved the result we fought for,” del Bono explained. “The races were very good.”

Racing took place from September 6 to 11 for the fleet of 44 yachts competing in three maxi classes (Mini Maxi 60-80ft; Maxi 80-100ft; Super Maxi 100+ft) with all three divisions further subdivided based on their performance characteristics.

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It’s the largest project to date for yacht builder King Marine, if only by a small margin. One more milestone in the impressive history of this yard that has built all Azzurra / Matador MedCup / Super Series winners, many state of the art performance yachts and high-profile Grand Prix racing boats including Volvo 70 and AC 72 catamarans and an AC monohull.

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For project manager Micky Costa, this new Botin Partnersdesigned IRC 85 is a welcome challenge in a size that he is well accustomed to. He has also worked with Germán Frers and was involved with several Wally Yachts projects, among many others.

This brand new IRC 85 has turned out be a rocket, as expected. Built with top-of-the-range composite technology as a pure maxi racer (as opposed to most other yachts in this category which are in fact performance cruisers), its most striking feature – which has been the most challenging to construct – is a seven-metre lifting keel.

The main ingredients of its very sophisticated construction were high and intermediate modulus pre-preg carbon fibres and Kevlar honeycomb cores moulded in CNC female moulds, 3D scanned for best fit, in order to see the geometry and the perfect position to start laminating. Several key parts of the boat, like the rudder, were autoclaved. This is absolute cutting-edge build technology. Or as King Marine boatyard manager Pablo Santarsiero puts it, ‘pretty much top-of-the-range composite construction.’

The birth of King Marine was in 2005 with the construction of the 83ft IAAC boat for Desafio Español, the Spanish challenge for the 32nd America’s Cup. The DNA however goes back to a family from South America but with their roots in Northern Italy.

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King Marine CEO Gabriel Mariani explains: ‘We are part of a family of Italian immigrant entrepreneurs who left behind the comfort and beauty of northern Italy after the First World War. After many family ventures in South America and following the passion of boatbuilding, in 2005 we went the opposite way to our grandparents and travelled back to Europe with a very young Pablo Santarsiero.

‘It was 2005 and we came to set up the King Marine shipyard in Alginet, 30km from central Valencia, taking advantage of the immense opportunity that Agustin Zulueta and his Desafio Español America’s Cup team had offered us. The boatyard was designed to build only high-performance yachts using the latest composite technologies.’

Increasing international demand for racing yachts built with cutting-edge technology helped King Marine on its way. As Gabriel modestly puts it: ‘At that time, our greatest virtue was our determination to face challenges and create efficient organisations.’ If cleanliness is a benchmark for efficiency and professionalism, King Marine certainly is right up there. This is a boatyard that looks more like a modern hospital. Clean white spaces, orderly workshops and precise work make the first impression.

The 3,000m² boatyard offers a range of advanced facilities: two huge ovens, one 32 x 9 x 6 metres and one 26.6 x 8 x 5 metres for large structures like hulls and decks; one 9 x 8 x 5 metre oven and three carbon vacuum tables for internal structures. All of these have exact temperature control to guarantee the best environment for pre-preg lamination. There is also a CNC milling machine and two clean rooms with controlled temperature for pre-preg lamination. Pre-pregs are the preferred material for laminating here, as only they can ensure the optimum resin-fibre ratio for maximum strength at lowest weight. Other facilities on site include an eight metre long autoclave, specialist warehousing areas for core materials, dry fibres and dangerous goods, and a pre-preg store that is kept at -17°C.

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However, the company has now moved on even further. It has made a spectacular new HQ for itself in the former AC base of Team New Zealand in Valencia’s harbour that offers even more facilities, in addition to the site in nearby Alginet.

Services on offer here include travel lift, offices, dining room, dry dock, boat storage, paint booth with filtered air, sail loft, a composite materials shop, boat maintenance, composite work, moorings, offices for representatives, an office for crew meetings and après-race performance analysis, a printing service, changing rooms, fantastic chill-out spaces, and more.

For quality control during and after the build, King Marine equipment for non-destructive testing including a thermal imaging camera and an ultrasound machine. The heat sensor registers different temperature levels and converts them into a video display where they show up in distinctive colours. This technology is a valuable tool for detecting voids, de-lamination and water in composites, and King Marine uses it for quick checks prior to the final test with ultrasound.

Here, an ultrasonic transducer connected to a diagnostic machine is passed over the object being inspected. The transducer is typically separated from the test object by a couplant liquid, such as water, to increase the efficiency of the process by reducing the losses of ultrasonic wave energy that are due to separation between the surfaces.

Top-of-the-range composite construction is of course a highly specialised business. But as Pablo says, ‘composite boat building has achieved a degree of maturity, so nowadays the developments are technical evolutions rather than revolutions. This maturity has built a great reliability that wasn’t there before. The latest generation of TP52 for example is much lighter than the ones from a few years ago but despite that they are sailing with twice as much forestay tension and we are not seeing boats folding in half anymore, this is one of the advantages of center console boats .

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The biggest challenges at the moment seem to be the design and construction of foils.

‘These are extremely complex pieces and as they are still quite new in this industry, the construction techniques are still under development’, says Pablo.

And then there’s the environmental footprint of boatbuilding.

‘This will also be one of the driving forces for new developments. I think that the introduction of composite materials in new fields, like the automotive industry, will require new and more efficient techniques for mass production of composite parts and also ways of recycling composite materials. So far, the scale of composite materials industry hasn’t been big enough to properly deal with this issue. I hope in the near future we can benefit from the development power that the bigger scale brings!’

Apart from building high-performance yachts to designs from the world’s foremost naval architects such as Farr, Botin, Frers, Judel- Vrolijk, Juan K, Soto Acebal, Reichel- Pugh and Nivelt among others, King Marine uses its professional expertise to offer a range of custommade composite parts: rudders for racing boats, daggerboard boxes and many other high-load fittings and appendages.

And not only for boats: King Marine has developed a carbon fibre gantry for 3D manufacturing machines (such as laser cutters, plotters and printers). The aim was to make a much lighter gantry and reduce the energy needed to move it, whilst at the same time increasing the speed at which the gantry moves, thus making the whole machine more efficient.

In the meantime, the impressive IRC 85 Deep Blue is afloat and sailing to the huge delight of not just her owner and crew, but everyone involved with this benchmark project at King Marine.

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Slotting nicely in between the Maxi72s and the less nimble 100-footers, the Botín Partners designed, King Marine-built 85ft Deep Blue has drawn the attention of other owners seen snooping around her cradle. Might the first racing Maxi for several years prompt more interest in a size range that 25 years ago produced some of the most spectacular racing ever seen? Jocelyn Blériot

Deep Blue was commissioned by and built for American philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of 11th Hour Racing, an inter - national organisation that harnesses the power of sport to advance innovative solutions for ocean health. A well-known figure on the Maxi and classic circuits for over 10 years, Schmidt had a vision for a new large yacht that would combine optimum performance with a heightened, more responsive racing experience – and she assembled a diverse but hugely experienced team to deliver what she wanted. In particular she wanted a boat more challenging than her current Swan 80, built in 2000, but by commissioning Deep Blue she may also have opened a new opportunity for the Maxi class.

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The American Deep Blue blue, launched in Valencia in February 2020, is an 85-foot racer built by Botìn Partners and equipped by American entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt.

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Schmidt is a great sailing enthusiast and founder of the “ 11th Hour Project ”, which works to raise awareness on the issues of global warming and climate change. 

Deep Blue participated in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardinia before arriving in Trieste on 30 September. The racer took part in the Barcolana Maxi Trofeo Portopiccolo (Barcolana Maxi Portopiccolo Cup) coming in third overall. 

It is docked at Marina San Giusto, together with another one of the team’s boats, a magnificent 170-footer that serves as a support boat.

This will be Deep Blue’s first-ever Barcolana after making her racing debut in the Mediterranean last season, but her owner and crew are St Maarten Heineken Regatta regulars. “As a team, we have probably done five or six, but most of us have done almost 10 in total . We are really excited to be in Trieste,” says Deep Blue’s tactician and project manager Rob MacMillan.

Deep Blue is one of the strangest contenders this upcoming Sunday, together with ARCA sir and the Spirit of Portopiccolo. 

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Dutch shipbuilding mastery lives strong in Deep Blue. Delivered by Amels in 2014, the 55m tri-deck motor yacht forms part of the highly successful Amels Limited Edition 180 range, with an exterior conceived for waterfront living penned by British rockstar designer Tim Heywood and an eye-catching interior by Italian designer Laura Sessa Romboli.

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Serving Up Sun

The stunning sundeck is a place to bathe under rays, relax in the shade, jump in the on-deck jacuzzi and then party all night long. The top tier transforms from a beach vibe by day into a dancing venue by night with disco lights and a serious sound system. Oversized sun pads surround the large hot tub dominating the deck, while a wet bar and al fresco dining area deliver the onboard culinary delights. When the sun goes down, guests live it up.

Beach Club Vibes

Not many yachts promote evening entertainment at the water’s edge, but Deep Blue’s underwater lights illuminate the beach club at night throwing a serene glow around the boat and the surrounding marine life. Providing easy access to the sea, it’s an irresistible dive into the big dark blue. In the morning, it’s back to sun lounging on the swim platform and drinking in the rays

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The Sky’s The Limit

Deep Blue’s sky lounge is all about the wraparound windows that envelope the cosy space on three sides. It’s an adaptable space primed for entertaining guests, whether that be an evening of movies viewed on the 85-inch HD cinema plasma screen, tuning into jazz beats played on the upright piano, or lapping up the chef’s offering in the al fresco dining area that seats 10.

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Lower Deck Twin 1 & 2 & 3

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Serving Up Fun

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On And Off The Water

Accommodating a professional and seasoned crew of six, Deep Blue is also a certified RYA training centre, meaning guests can get the most out of the water toys at hand. For those more inclined to enjoy playing on board than in the sea, the fully equipped gym with a cross-trainer, bike, rowing machine and weights rack will do the trick.

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Inflatable Infatuation

The list is long when it comes to water toys, with two tenders facilitating a world of frenzy, including inflatable towable biscuits and wakeboards. There are also jet skis, sea bobs, kayaks and paddle boards for solo adventures, while the 12m slide that drops down from the bridge deck will have guests crying out for more. When it’s time to chill out, take to the inflatable ocean pool easily deployed off the swim platform.

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Steady Going

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Deep Blue sleeps 12 guests across six cabins. She is the ideal boat for intrepid explorers, with a transatlantic cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots, and a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. Built to Lloyd’s classification, the steel and aluminium yacht is MCA compliant, presents in excellent condition and is an exciting opportunity to own a slice of yachting history.

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35.4m  /  116'2 | brooke marine | 1988 / 2017.

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Special Features:

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  • Sleeps 8 overnight

The 35.4m/116'2" classic yacht 'Deep Blue' (ex. White Rose of Drachs) was built by Brooke Marine in the United Kingdom. Her interior is styled by design house Seastyle and she was completed in 1988. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Don Shead and she was last refitted in 2017.

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Deep Blue has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 suites comprising one VIP cabin. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Range & Performance

Built with a aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks, she benefits from a semi-displacement hull to provide exceptional seakeeping and impressive speeds. Powered by twin diesel Caterpillar (3412TA) 1,000hp engines, she comfortably cruises at 15 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots with a range of up to 3,000 nautical miles from her 31,998 litre fuel tanks at 12 knots. Her water tanks store around 6,449 Litres of fresh water. She was built to Unknown classification society rules.

Length 35.4m / 116'2
Beam 7m / 23'
Draft 2m / 6'7
Gross Tonnage 214 GT
Cruising Speed 15 Knots
Built | (Refitted)
Builder Brooke Marine
Model Custom
Exterior Designer Don Shead
Interior Design Seastyle

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M/Y Deep Blue

Length 35.4m / 116'2
Builder
Exterior Designer Don Shead
Interior Design Seastyle
Built | Refit 1988 | 2017
Model
Beam 7m / 23'
Gross Tonnage 214 GT
Draft 2m / 6'7
Cruising Speed 15 Knots
Top Speed 16 Knots

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The current position of DEEP BLUE II is at West Mediterranean reported 12 hours ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to the port of Portofino, Italy , sailing at a speed of 5.8 knots and expected to arrive there on Jun 18, 07:30 . The vessel DEEP BLUE II (IMO 8736174, MMSI 319041800) is a Yacht built in 1996 (28 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of Cayman Islands .

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Project Deep Blue: Semi-complete hull of 130m+ Lürssen yacht technically launched

The semi-complete hull of a Lürssen project, known only as Project Deep Blue, has been spotted for the first time during its technical launch. 

The hull was seen preparing to leave the shipbuilder's Lemwerder site in order to move to Lürssen's Bremen facility for the next stage of construction, which will see the bow segment attached.

While no official specifications have been released by the yard, Project Deep Blue is estimated to measure around 130 metres, although this figure could be significantly higher once the bow is fitted. 

Details about the yacht's design team also remain under wraps, but yacht-spotters have drawn similarities between the yacht's lines and those of Ahpo (now Lady Jorgia ), with the same tapered decks on the forward part of the superstructure. 

The yacht, which is expected to have a gross tonnage of around 9,000 GT, is one of Lürssen's first projects to use the builder's new slipway which is able to accommodate much heavier loads. 

 According to BOATPro , Lürssen has 13 projects in build including Project Deep Blue. She is expected to see delivery in 2025.

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  1. BP318

    The new Deep Blue 85´ was designed for Mrs. Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of 11th Hour Racing. A well-known figure on the Maxi and Classic circuits for over 10 years, Mrs. Schmidt wanted a new racing yacht that would combine both optimum performance with a heightened, more responsive racing experience.

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    Pietarsaari, Finland (13 June 2024) - The Swan 88 "DreamCatcher," a first-of-its-kind hybrid-electric maxi yacht, stands as a testament to Nautor Swan's pioneering spirit. This exclusive vessel is powered by a fully integrated Deep Blue system by Torqeedo, the world leader in electric and hybrid propulsion and provider of energy management systems.

  3. Botin Partners BP318 Deep Blue

    Deep Blue, a Botin Partners designed, King Marine built 85′ yacht, has been recently launched, exploring a new chapter in the Maxi racing arena. Deep Blue is destined to fill the gap between custom-built record-breakers such as Comanche 100′, and the 72-footers that are on the smaller scale of the Maxi class such as Bella Mente and Cannonball.

  4. Wendy Schmidt Is No Longer a Rookie at the Maxi Cup

    Aug. 30, 2022. Last year, the American sailor Wendy Schmidt helmed Deep Blue, the new Botin 85 sailboat she owns, on its inaugural run at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. One of very few women skippers ...

  5. A sustainable dream: Nautor Swan's first electrified maxi yacht powere

    The Swan 88 "DreamCatcher," a first-of-its-kind hybrid-electric maxi yacht, stands as a testament to boatbuilder Nautor Swan's pioneering spirit. This exclusive vessel is powered by a fully integrated Torqeedo Deep Blue system, the world leader in electric and hybrid propulsion. The 88-foot yacht is equipped with a cus

  6. DEEP BLUE yacht (King Marine, 25.91m, 2020)

    7 m. DEEP BLUE, a 25.91 m Sail Yacht built in Spain and delivered in 2020, is the flagship of King Marine. She is the only Botin 85 model. Her power comes from a diesel engine. She has a 7.0 m beam. She was designed by Botin & Partners, who also completed the naval architecture. Botin & Partners has designed 2 yachts and created the naval ...

  7. Deep Blue Yacht

    Deep Blue is a sailing yacht with an overall length of m. The yacht's builder is King Marine S.A. from Spain, who launched Deep Blue in 2020. The superyacht has a beam of m, a draught of m and a volume of . GT.. Deep Blue features exterior design by Botin Partners Naval Architecture. Deep Blue has a carbon fibre hull and a carbon fibre superstructure.. In the world rankings for largest yachts ...

  8. Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup stronger than ever

    An unknown quantity is American Wendy Schmidt's new Botin 85 Deep Blue, a grand prix racer enjoying her first Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. ... Swan 601s are usually successful at the Maxi Yacht Rolex ...

  9. Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    There is also much new hardware racing this week with all eyes on the very latest grand prix racer, Deep Blue, the Botin 85 of Wendy Schmidt competing in the Maxi 1 class. According to Deep Blue's tactician and project manager Rob Macmillan, co-founder and President of Schmidt's non-profit organisation, 11th Hour Racing, to race off the Costa ...

  10. Caribbean Maxi Challenge

    23rd April 2022. For the first time at this event Wendy Schmidt's Deep Blue took the Maxi class win. Schmidt's Botin Partners 85 Deep Blue followed yesterday's layday festivities with a win what proved the closest race results to date. This ended the perfect scoreline of Jim Swartz's Vesper, which finished second, just 12 seconds astern ...

  11. A day for the tacticians

    Owner-drivers and crews taking part in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup were eased gently into competition off Sardinia's Costa Smeralda today as they fought to make the most of variable sub-10 knot winds out of the northeast quadrant. ... The Maxis were the first to get away with Wendy Schmidt's new Botin 85 Deep Blue nailing the start to perfection ...

  12. No wind for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup finale

    For Wendy Schmidt, owner of Deep Blue, this Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was a great relief. Although her Botin 85 was launched in February 2020, due to the pandemic this was the first race for her ...

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    Main picture: the exceptionally innovative new Botin 85 Deep Blue is prepared for launch. A modern take on the pure maxi racer with a seven-metre lifting keel, this boat represents the absolute cutting edge of composite construction technology and is a showcase for King Marineʼs impressive boatbuilding expertise.

  14. Planting the seed

    Deep Blue was commissioned by and built for American philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of 11th Hour Racing, an inter - national organisation that harnesses the power of sport to advance innovative solutions for ocean health. A well-known figure on the Maxi and classic circuits for over 10 years, Schmidt had a vision for a new large yacht ...

  15. Deep Blue: An American Boat Racing in Barcolana 54

    Deep Blue. Schmidt is a great sailing enthusiast and founder of the "11th Hour Project", which works to raise awareness on the issues of global warming and climate change. Deep Blue participated in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardinia before arriving in Trieste on 30 September.

  16. DEEP BLUE yacht (Brooke Marine, 35.3m, 1988)

    Brooke Marine. DEEP BLUE is a 35.3 m Motor Yacht, built in the United Kingdom by Brooke Marine and delivered in 1988. Her top speed is 16.0 kn, her cruising speed is 15.0 kn, and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 3000.0 nm at 12.0 kn, with power coming from two Caterpillar diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms ...

  17. Deep Blue Yacht for Charter

    12 (cruising & sleeping) Summer Rates. From €285,000 p/week (approx. $306,700) Winter Rates. Please enquire. Embark on an unforgettable journey with DEEP BLUE, an exceptional 55m/180' Amels yacht that promises to surpass all your expectations. With family or friends, she offers a wealth of features that cater to your every need.

  18. Deep Blue Luxury Yacht For Charter

    Deep Blue sleeps 12 guests across six cabins. She is the ideal boat for intrepid explorers, with a transatlantic cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots, and a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. Built to Lloyd's classification, the steel and aluminium yacht is MCA compliant, presents in excellent condition and is an ...

  19. Vesper wins Maxi class at Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille

    Skippered by American Jim Swartz, five-time winner of Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille, Vesper claimed the Richard Mille Maxi Cup Trophy after winning all of her races with the exception of one, which was won by 26 metre first-timer Deep Blue finishing just 12 seconds ahead of Vesper under IRC corrected time. Hap Fauth's Botin 84 Bella Mente.

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    It's the Deep Blue 115 yacht, starting construction later this year at Cantiere delle Marche. With design details from two fellow Italian companies, namely Horacio Bozzo Design for styling and Giorgio M. Cassetta for interiors, the 115-footer (35-meter) became official after a few months of conversations. In fact, Jamie Swaine, an IYC sales ...

  21. DEEP BLUE Yacht

    Unknown classification. Sleeps 8 overnight. The 35.4m/116'2" classic yacht 'Deep Blue' (ex. White Rose of Drachs) was built by Brooke Marine in the United Kingdom. Her interior is styled by design house Seastyle and she was completed in 1988. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Don Shead and she was last refitted in 2017.

  22. Seaworthiness of Maxi 77

    Registered User. Join Date: Jun 2010. Location: Spain. Boat: Grand Soleil 52. Posts: 137. Re: Seaworthiness of Maxi 77. Hi Yiannis, we raced it once from Åsgårstrand in Norway to Skagen in Denmark. We were the smallest sailboat participating. The wind came up during the evening, blowing full gale from Skagen all night.

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    The current position of DEEP BLUE II is at West Mediterranean reported 3 mins ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to GENOVA MMV, sailing at a speed of 0.1 knots and expected to arrive there on Apr 26, 10:00.The vessel DEEP BLUE II (IMO 8736174, MMSI 319041800) is a Yacht built in 1996 (28 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of Cayman Islands.

  24. Project Deep Blue: Semi-complete hull of 130m+ Lürssen yacht

    The yacht, which is expected to have a gross tonnage of around 9,000 GT, is one of Lürssen's first projects to use the builder's new slipway which is able to accommodate much heavier loads. According to BOATPro, Lürssen has 13 projects in build including Project Deep Blue. She is expected to see delivery in 2025.