Bakri Cono Opens New Thai Shipyard
Published: Thursday, 04 June 2015
Philippe M. Guénat, Bernard Lamprecht and Caroline Leib have officially opened the new 20,800-square-metre Bakri Cono Shipyard at the waterfront PMG Shipyard Complex in Rayong, close to the commercial deep-sea port of Map Ta Phut and Laem Chabang near Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand.
The many special guests at the opening ceremony on May 30 were also treated to a visit by elephants and the premiere of the Heliotrope 48, which has four spacious cabins. They also paid a special morning visit to the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in Thailand, and also went to Ocean Marina in nearby Jomtien.
Bakri Cono Shipyard is one of the most-respected Asian builders, and garnered a lot of attention in 2013 after launching the solar-assisted luxury power catamaran Heliotrope 65.
Albert Nazarov designed the Heliotrope 65 to have a minimal hydrocarbon footprint with revolutionary solar-assisted technology and central C Zone electrical systems control. The semi-displacement hull design has a range of 3,000nm and a maximum speed of 25 knots. The Heliotrope 65 is a CE-A certified yacht that can be fully customised to suit an owner’s personal wishes.
Besides the Heliotrope 65 and 48, the 80 and 105 models are in final engineering stages.
Northrop & Johnson Asia recently entered into an exclusive agreement with Bakri Cono Shipyard to market and develop sales for the 65, 80 and 105 Power Catamarans.
Dr Albert Nazarov CEO of Albatross Marine design presents a Gift to Philippe Guenat and
Bernard Lamprecht, on the right Bert Van Muylwijk of N&J Thailand and Bart Kimman
CEO of N&J Asia.
The carpentry shop's teak area
Stainless steel and welding section.
Demonstrating the epoxy vinyl ester resin fusion technique.
Exploring the 20,800sqm Bakri Cono shipyard in style.
The 1,850sqm aluminium department will be ready at end of June.
Heliotrope 65 interior.