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Newsletter Dec 2006

  1. 1. Volume 1, Issue 1 December 2006 Calixas 105 - Sea Trials Calixas 105, pronounced Cali-ex-sas, was recently launched at the Horizon/Premier Inside this issue: Shipyard in Taiwan. The first in a line of yachts designed by Greg- ory C. Marshall N.A. Ltd., the Calixas 105 Sea Trials 1 Calixas 105 will be delivered in Miami, Florida after undergoing extensive sea trials in the South China Sea. All projected per- 45 Meter Expedition 1 formance targets have so far Yacht been met and weight and stabil- ity are right on the money. Calixas 105 upon delivery in Vision 68 Sea Trials 2 Miami will attend the Miami Boat show in February 2007 where Calixas Founding Partner Montie Twining and designer Greg Mar- Snowbird 73 Launched 2 shall will be on hand to answer any questions regarding this inspiring program. VVS1 Nears Comple- 2 The project was among the tion first in the world to be com- pletely designed and modeled using state of the art 3D solid GCMNA Design Interior 3 modeling. This process greatly on Horizon 130 improved accuracy and speed of the project. It also allowed ad- vanced visualization through the On The Drawing Board 3 use of computer generated exte- 40m Motor Yacht rior and interior renders. All aspects of the Calixas 105 were strictly controlled by 47 Meter Motor Yacht 3 GCMNA to ensure all systems and construction passed DNV approval making it one of the most robust sea going yachts on Yacht Sales 4 the seas today. More info at Photographs by Neil Rabinowitz GCMNA and 3D CAD 4 GCMNA signs Design Contract on 45m ExpeditionYacht Design Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd. has signed a de- sign contract for a 45m Expedi- tion Yacht with the Yardimci Group of Istanbul, Turkey. Con- struction is slated to start in May 2007 and be launched in early 2009. This 45m Yacht will be both ABS and MCA classed with steel hull and aluminum superstruc- ture. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK TO WEB SITE
  2. 2. Page 2 Vision 68 SeaTrials—Classic MotorYacht The Vision 68 embodies a new concept in cruising. Devel- oped by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects and Vision Yachts of Taiwan, the Vision 68 was successfully launched early this month and is now com- “Vacuum infused mencing sea trials. The wide 20’6” beam gives light-weight hull the Vision 68 the room and feel of a much larger yacht and al- and superstruc- lows very innovative arrange- ments which include a forward ture” master, two VIP Guest State- rooms and a media/kids state- room plus an aft stateroom for either crew or additional guests. “Retired Sailor III” — 73’ MotorYacht Launched Retired Sailor III is an ad- vanced, electrically propelled aluminum motor yacht designed “Diesel by Gregory C. Marshall. Similar in concept to some Electric large commercial ships, all power onboard RS III is gener- ated by Glacier Bay’s innovative Propulsion” “Ossa Powerlite” system. Modeled entirely in 3D CAD, construction time and errors were minimized. VVS1 nears completion at Alloy yachts VVSI, which took its name from the diamond industry, was designed for world exploration by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects. Fully fueled, this vessel has an extended range of 3110 nautical miles. One of two tenders, a 6.5 metre craft, is equipped for serious fishing and diving along the route. The interior finishes are modern, minimalist, with bamboo and ebony floors and lime-washed walls. A Teppanyaki bar is located on the Flybridge and full-sized gymna- sium and cinema on the Bridge Deck. This yacht will accommodate eight in luxurious comfort. VVSI will be launched by its builder, Alloy Yachts, in March 2007. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK TO WEB SITE
  3. 3. Page 3 GCMNA Provides Full CNC Ready Interior Design for Horizon 130 GCMNA is well into the Interior Design and Interior Engineering Drawings for Premier Yachts on Hull #2 of the Horizon 130. GCMNA has done all the Naval Architecture and Engineering for the first 2 Horizon 130’s and has now been tasked to provide Premier Yachts with a fully CNC Ready Interior Package. Along with the Interior Engineering Drawing Package, GCMNA is also providing all the Interior Decorating Design for the Ameri- can Owner. On the Drawing Boards — 40m MotorYacht This project came with two primary criteria: create something different than the fleet and bring the outdoors indoors for a better and more entertaining cruising experience. The “Bringing yacht features full height glass in most spaces, with continuous teak decks both inside and the out. Shown here is the bridge, featuring a walk around helm console and unobstructed outdoors 180 degree views. This layout is made possi- ble by advanced technology in safety glass that inside” is fully Class approved. GCMNA and McMullen & Wing of New New Zealand join forces on 47m Project GCMNA will be providing a complete 3D de- sign package on this 47m Displacement Yacht to be built at McMullen and Wing of New Zealand. This design package will allow the yard to go straight to construction with the shop level information provided. The hull will be steel and have aluminum superstructure. The layout allows for 5 lower staterooms, crew accommodation for 10, plus a Captain up. Spaces are all well thought out and provide a very open feeling. GCMNA will lead the design and will work closely with McMullen & Wing’s engineering department to get them intimate with the design. Construction is to start in mid 2007. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK TO WEB SITE
  4. 4. GCMNA YACHTS FOR SALE Gregory C. Marshall Naval Chinook Post—65’ Express Cruiser Architect Ltd. 1571 West Burnside Road $2,800,000 USD Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V9E 2E2 Phone: 250-388-9995 Fax: 250-388-4260 E-mail: 'PROVEN' - 'DETERMINED'; these two words define the characteris- tics of this 2003 65' Aluminum Express Cruiser built at Philbrook's Boatyard in Sidney British Columbia Canada. More information at or contact Gord Galbraith at gord@gregmarshalldesign .com. GCMNA Taking 3D Design to the Next Level Images above represent some examples of our 3D modelling GCMNA have spent the last few years investing in Software, Training and Part Library Building to a level at which we are now a Leader in 3D Yacht Design for all disciplines of Naval Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Machinery, Interior and Structural. With this level of information we build the yacht “Virtually” before the drawings are sent to the shipyard. This level of detail saves the yard countless hours because the majority of conflicts or interface problems are solved at the design office—making the construction process more efficient. The bi-product of this “Virtual Building” is that all material and equipment have weight properties allowing a “live” or “living “ weight estimate which is one of the most critical variables in Naval Architecture. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK TO WEB SITE