Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Mallorcan-designed yacht destroyed by Russians

in these days Palma Marine Fair A The boat has attracted attention powerfully. Not only because of its design, which is bright and amazing in itself, the work of Naval architect and yacht designer, Mallorcan carlosVidalBut because of the story behind it.

this is a boat that started to be built ukraine and in a jiffy was blown to pieces by the Russians confrontation Majorcan Carlos Vidal, the maximum between the two countries, was paralyzed like the rest of the team of partners, including the CEO of the brand strong, Dutchman Milan Stirk. Within months, they had to move production to Germany and reproduce the same anti-clockwise basic principles to introduce the first unit in the yacht boat show DüsseldorfWhich was held last January.

« It’s been a tough year and a half, since we started Construction in the ship May 2021 So far, but nothing compared to what Ukrainians are doing in their own country. We are all, in one way or another, affected by this war”, reflects Carlos, who shows today despite all the storms relieved And it was a pleasure to see this yacht in Palma.

We are located in the coastal city between May and June 2021 Nikolayev, Ukraine. Carlos Vidal met the challenge of responsibly designing a Stark brand yacht. a company of Ukrainian shipyard Was in charge of the production of molds and fibers. This region of the country is well known for shipbuilding.

Everything was going well until tensions with Russia flared up again in February 2022. «Ukrainian partners told us that they were not let’s worry, that there has always been this tension with Crimea. I remember that the rest of Europe was expecting. When the war broke out, Mr. Stirk and fellow comrade Shasha, Vlad and I both stayed inside Shock At least three weeks”, recalls Vidal. The first day of the war passed and then it seemed that the situation in that coastal area was not tense,

To top it all off, as he recalls, the European partners demanded that they paralyze Production yacht, that the most important thing was to keep an eye on her life, however the team of Ukrainian workers did Disregard. They wanted to complete the project: «This is our life, here is our home. They won’t kick us out,” the Ukrainians told Carlos and the other partners. In August 2022, about to finish the ship, the russian bomb They destroyed the shipyard and with it the yacht. He wrote from Ukraine, “This morning is not good.” “From outside we saw everything with frustration, nerves, disbelief… I had to go psychologist For him Tension», explains Carlos. But no one gave up. He built another yacht in Germany with materials from Poland. “The loss is hard to calculate, but with collateral damage, over a million Euro’s”. From all this, Carlos learns a great lesson: “Make things relative.”

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