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Superyacht Freedom in Venice

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The 70 metre Freedom, seen here this summer in Venice, was sold to her current owners in November of 2013. This Benetti features a massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas. Among her features are an owner's deck, that includes a magnificent bedroom with panoramic forward views over a private terrace, sumptuous his and hers bathrooms and vast walk-in dressing rooms. Read More

Superyacht Piano Bar sold

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

IYC has sold the Picchiotti superyacht Piano Bar, in a deal together with Global Nautica Marine. The yacht was listed for sale at $3,400,000. Built in 1982, she was relaunched and rechristened in 2005, after an extensive two-year refit and refurbishment program. ​Read More

Columbus Yachts unveils 70m Studio Vafiadis design

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Columbus Yachts has announced a new collaboration with Studio Vafiadis and is presenting its Columbus Sport Oceanic 70 at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. For this new line of superyachts, environmental impact studies had a major impact on the yacht's development. Read More

Royal Huisman completes refit of Whitbread winner

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Although not a superyacht in size, Royal Huisman's completion of the refit of the 20m/65ft ketch Flyer designed by Sparkman & Stephens, is still notable. The yacht. which was launched by the shipyard in 1976, famously won the 1977-1978 Whitbread Round the World Race.​ Read More

Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee unveil spectacular superyacht Star

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee have released details about a radical new 132 metre superyacht project, Star. Even more impressive than her length, is her height. She towers 60 metres above the waterline. If that doesn't impress you, perhaps her propulsion will. Read More

Design your tender at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

​Superyacht Tenders and Toys will be attending this years upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, and will be offering a service to ‘Design a Superyacht Tender’ on their stand. The company states, “We regularly get involved in the design and concept stages of custom and bespoke tenders and have a proven track record with a large... Read More

Interview with Vasco Buonpensiere of Cantiere delle Marche

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

​At the Cannes Yachting Festival, SYT's Merijn de Waard stepped on board the Cantiere delle Marche Darwin 86 Percheron, to interview CdM's  Sales and Marketing Director Vasco Buonpensiere. Read More

New photo of 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

We just received a new photo of the 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory (formerly known as project Victory) taken from the water at the Fincantieri shipyard in La Spezia. Superyacht Ocean Victory is designed by Espen Oeino International, and she has an interior by the late Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa Romboli. ​Read More

Major refit project for Diana Yacht Design and ICON Yachts

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Diana Yacht Design is finalizing the design for the transformation of the 73 metre explorer yacht Legend (ex: Giant). ICON Yachts has been commissioned to complete this bespoke conversion project. Legend is a fully classified Class 1 icebreaking ship, which will be converted into a superb charter yacht, capable of carrying 30 guests, without losing her safety and strength as an icebreaker. ​Read More

Sailing yacht Allure in Greece

Monday, 15 September 2014

Seen here in Poros, Greece, the 40.5 metre sailing yacht Allure (ex. Corsta V) was built in 1994 by South African shipyard, Sterling yachts. Her exterior design and engineering are the work of Lavranos Marine Design Ltd. whilst Puleo Inc. / International Yacht Design are responsible for her luxurious interiors. Read More

30 Metre superyacht Paragon 100 launched

Monday, 15 September 2014

Paragon Motor Yachts has launched a custom 30.40 metre Bahama SkyMaster. The yacht will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30 - November 3. The SkyMaster was built at Paragon’s Kaohsiung, Taiwan-based shipyard, American Pacific Boatworks. Read More

Hull of Benetti project FB701 completed

Monday, 15 September 2014

The hull and superstructure of a new Benetti superyacht were recently moved to the Benetti shipyard to be completed. The yacht is hull 701, a 42 metre scheduled to be delivered in 2016. The hull and superstructure were built by Mec-Carpensalda Livorno. Read More

Interview with Jeroen Sirag, export director Holland Yachting Group

Monday, 15 September 2014

Small country, Big influence As export director of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, Jeroen Sirag is well placed to explain why such a small country like the Netherlands has such a big influence in the superyacht world. How did a small country become such a big player in a global market? Read More

Edge Yachts and Water’s Edge merge

Monday, 15 September 2014

Yacht management newcomer Edge Yachts has acquired industry veteran Water’s Edge Consulting from its founder, Ken Argent. We are both pleased and excited to be joining forces with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable yacht management teams in the yacht industry,” said Anthony Sands, CEO. “It’s a strategy that makes perfect sense for both companies.

Charter regulations in the Balearics

Monday, 15 September 2014

From September, Spanish charter regulations have changed, and there is now a free market for all flags. Lorenzo Vila, Director of Port Andratx-based easyboats talks us through some of the recent changes. Read More

In Pictures: Dolphins riding CaryAli's bow wave

Monday, 15 September 2014

Built by Alloy Yachts in 2013, CaryAli is a elegant yet tough explorer vessel just over 39 metres long. With exteriors and naval architecture by René van der Velden, and classic interiors designed by Lynne Grossman Interiors, Redman Whiteley Dixon and Alloy Yachts, CaryAli was designed for experienced owners.​​ Read More

Moran Yacht & Ship signs 112 metre Lürssen Palo Alto

Monday, 15 September 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the sale of a new Lürssen project, the 112 metre Palo Alto. The yacht was commissioned for a long-time charter client of Moran, who has over the past seven years, chartered some of the largest and highest quality motor yachts in the world. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: Gatsby

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Launched in June of this year, the Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht is part of the company’s green line, and aims for maximum comfort whilst maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. She is designed in line with eco-friendly principles, featuring a displacement hull, soft, rounded lines, low emissions and consumption. Read More

Superyacht Astarte II at anchor

Friday, 12 September 2014

​The 65.20 metre tri-deck superyacht, Astarte II (ex. Katalina), was built by Blohm & Voss in 1987. starte II features an interior by Michael Inchbald and Jacqueline Thwaites. She accommodates up to 20 guests over 10 rooms, including 1 Master, 1 VIP, 3 Double, 5 Twin cabins. Read More

Laying down of the keel for the Schooner Rainbow-II

Friday, 12 September 2014

On the 5th August, the keel was laid down for the 50 metre superyacht, Rainbow II. With lines based on big schooners from the early 20th century, she is being built by Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam, with exterior designs by Dykstra Naval Architects and interiors by deVosdeVries design.

Eataly to manage food & beverages at Genoa Boat Show

Friday, 12 September 2014

Event organisers of the Genoa Boat Show have announced that the Italian food caterers, Eataly, will be managing the food and beverages at the upcoming show held from the 1st to 6th October. The brand focuses on promoting and building awareness of quality, Italian food, and will take care of the whole catering network for the duration of the event.

25th Edition of Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes

Friday, 12 September 2014

This year marked the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, held in Porto Cervo from the 31st August until the 6th September. 35 yachts ranging from 60-143ft took part, including seven all out racing Mini Maxis, one of which was internet entrepreneur Niklas Zennström’s Rán 5, as well as the J-Class boats, replicas or restorations of 1930s racing yachts. Read More

Photo gallery of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes) is in full swing. SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn de Waard is at the show this week, and has taken these photos of the event. Read More

Mondo Marine signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Friday, 12 September 2014

Mondo Marine has signed a new contract, for a 50 metre superyacht designed by Hot Lab. This is the third new superyacht in the last 12 months by Mondo Marine.  The aluminium yacht, code named project M50, is a semi-displacement yacht, and features three decks and a spacious sundeck. Read More

Superyacht Bilmar at anchor

Thursday, 11 September 2014

​This superyacht was built by Heesen in 2004, and was the first vessel the renowned Dutch shipyard launched from their Oss facility that year. Bilmar boasts exterior designs by Omega Architects, with interiors by Veta Tsoukala. She has a maximum speed of 28 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 3,700 nm. Read More

Vismara launches 24 metre Nakupenda

Thursday, 11 September 2014

​Although there are no photos yet, Vismara tells us they have launched the 24 metre superyacht, Nakupenda. The maxi custom vessel was designed with easy cruising and long range sailing in mind.Constructed entirely in a fibreglass carbon construction, the yacht features a huge flybridge devoted to guests to enjoy navigation in comfort while protected by the sprayhood. Read More

Inaugural SO! Hainan in partnership with Sanya Yalong Bay Development

Thursday, 11 September 2014

China Rendez-Vous, China’s organiser of luxury lifestyle events, has recently announced their partnership with Sanya Yalong Bay Development Co., Ltd. The partnership comes after the successful first edition of SO! Dalian, and aims to strengthen the launch of the inaugural edition of SO! Hainan. The event will complement the Dalian show and create a unique platform. Read More

Monte Carlo Yachts announce superyacht project

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Monte Carlo Yachts will announce the details of their latest project at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The 32 metre superyacht, referred to as MCY 105, will be completed in summer 2015. The design of the new MCY 105 is the work of Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard. Attention to proportions, the dynamism of the lines and the distribution of light within the interiors re-create a silhouette. Read More

Curvelle's quaranta at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Curvelle has brought their refreshing and wonderfully spacious superyacht quaranta, the largest carbon hybrid superyacht catamaran built to date, to the Cannes Yachting Festival. Just shy of 34 metres LOA, quaranta’s two efficient hulls offer performance speed and up 30% less fuel consumption compared to a performance monohull yacht. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show and Wealth-X announce partnership

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Singapore Yacht Show and Wealth-X, the world's ultra high net worth intelligence firm, announced today that they are joining forces in Asia. Their collaboration aims to deepen their knowledge and analysis of the region's ultra wealthy, as well as offer an insight into the future demand for yachts. Read More

Burgess sells 125m superyacht berth in Genoa

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Burgess and Inwards Marine have announced the sale of a 125m x 25m berth at Marina Genova Aeroporto, in Genoa, Italy - the largest berth in the marina.This sale represents one of the largest berth sales in recent times in the Western Mediterranean and is the largest berth ever sold in Italy.

Oculus Technologies launch 2 new YachtEye interactive features

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Oculus Technologies have launched 2 new features to the interactive guest infotainment platform, YachtEyeTM. The expanded and improved Touchscreen system feature now includes increased functionality, design features and additional bespoke options, whilst the new Application Programming Interface (API) offers a more interactive user experience via third party control platforms.

Three large Lürssen superyachts at anchor

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

​Three large Lürssen superyachts were seen together at anchor this summer in Sardinia, the 85 metre Solandge, the 90 metre Phoenix 2, and the 85 metre Pacific. The owner of the 85 metre Lürssen Solandge upgraded from a 63 metre Lürssen yacht, and has many years experience owning and chartering different types of yachts. The 90.02 metre Lürssen built Phoenix 2 was launched in 2010. Read More

Breaking News: Benetti signs two 100m+ superyacht contracts

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

At the Cannes Yachting Festival, Benetti's CEO Vincenzo Poerio just announced minutes ago, that Benetti has signed two contracts to build two 100m+ superyachts. Vincenzo Poerio said: "The world is more and more looking for larger yachts and as you know we are building a 90 metre which will be delivered next year. I am now pleased to announce that we have signed two contracts for yachts over 100 metres". Read More

New price for 33.9 metre Annagine

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Holland Yacht Partners has announced the price reduction of the 33.9 metre superyacht, Annagine. She is now listed at €5,500,000 - a massive reduction of €1,000,000 from her previous asking price. The classic sloop was built in 2011 by the Dutch shipyard, Jacht Ontwikkelings Maatschappij, and boasts designs by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 50m superyacht TJ Esperanza

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 50 metre superyacht TJ Esperanza. Read More

Nautor's Swan announces new Swan 95

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Nautor's Swan has announced the latest addition to its SwanLine of yachts, the Swan 95. Featuring designs by German Frers, she is a versatile, high performance yacht available in two versions; the Flush Deck and Semi Raised Saloon. Read More

Dynasty Yachts unveils 120 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The latest superyacht concept from Chinese shipyard, Dynasty Yachts, is a 120 metre vessel that will feature exterior designs and naval architecture by the company co-founder, A.M. Barbeito. The yacht has already gone through months of design, engineering and preliminary tank testing, which the shipyard states will result in a significantly reduced delivery time. Read More

95m Lürssen superyacht Kismet completes sea trials

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

With exteriors designed by Espen Oeino and interiors by Reymond Langton Design, the newest superyacht from Lürssen, the 95 metre project Global, undertook sea trials over a period of three days in August. Once delivered, she will be named Kismet. The yacht is now back in the Lürssen yard being readied for her delivery later this month.  Read More

Superyacht Madiz in Greece

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Madiz,​ seen here last week cruising past the Greek island of Poros,​ was built in 1902 by the Ailsa Shipyard in Troon, Scotland as Triton. She​ has had a rich and illustrious career, encompassing military service during World Wars I and II, a brief period hosting royalty and an appearance in the British television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot.​ Read More

Princess Yachts unveils the Princess 30M

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Princess Yachts have unveiled details of their latest M Class yacht, the Princess 30M, which will mark the entry point to the M Class fleet. The 30M will offer up to five double en suite cabins including a main deck master suite. Princess' composite build technology and the respective weight-saving advantages to enable anticipated speeds approaching 30 knots. Read More

New 74m Mondo Marine project unveiled

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Leading up to the Monaco Yacht Show, details have emerged about a new Mondo Marine superyacht project, the M74 Global Explorer. The yacht is designed by Sergio Cutolo of HydroTec, and features an interior design by Umberto Fossati. With a full displacement, steel hull with a large volume at 2380 GRT, she is the largest project in Mondo Marine’s Explorer line of yachts. Read More

Baglietto completes 46 metre displacement yacht

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Baglietto recently completed a 46 metre displacement yacht, the first of the Baglietto displacement yacht range. The yacht’s exterior is designed by Francesco Paszkowski, whilst the interiors were designed by Paszkowski in co-operation with Margherita Casprini. Read More

The Castagnola 38 WJ Angra Too to launch next month

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Castagnola 38 WJ Angra Too, under construction at Costruzioni Navali Tigullio - Castagnola, is appoaching her October launch date. The yacht measures 38 metres and has an 8.10 metre beam, and is being built in wood. The wooden yacht will be powered by three MTU 12 V2000 M94​ Diesel engines. Read More

Huisfit signs refit contracts with Skat, Hyperion, Athena and Adele

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

With four maintenance and renewal projects conducted in Holland (Flyer One, Samurai, Heartbeat, Juliet) and a fifth carried out by the Huisfit team in Antibes (Borkumriff IV), it has been busy for Royal Huisman’s refit department so far this year, and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. Read More

Bilgin signs contract to build 46.8m superyacht

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Bilgin Yachts has signed a contract to build a 46.8 metre superyacht. Both interiors and exteriors will be designed by H2 Yacht Design. She will feature a large sundeck area, 2 saloons and a beach house as well as a Jacuzzi. Up to 12 guests are accommodated over 4 guest cabins and 2 master cabins. Read More

First look on board The Next Episode

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The 27.2 metre superyacht The Next Episode has recently been delivered by Wim van der Walk shipyard in the Netherlands, and the yacht is making her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival, held from the 9th - 14th of September. Part of the Continental III series designed with the shipyard in conjunction with Guido de Groot Design, The Next Episode boasts a contemporary and spacious design. Read More

Marina of the Month, Port Denia

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ideally located on the Spanish mainland directly opposite the Balearic islands, Port Denia is both a high quality, professional shipyard and a fully equipped superyacht marina for vessels of up to 130 metres. Port Denia itself is located in the city of Denia in Alicante, Spain. Read More

Ferretti custom line Navetta 28 debuts at Cannes

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is making her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week. The new 28.31 metre model inherits several innovative solutions from the line’s flagship Navetta 33 Crescendo, which will also be on display at Cannes this year. ​​ Read More

Superyacht Ecstasea off Monaco

Monday, 8 September 2014

The 85.95 metre superyacht Ecstasea was built by Feadship in 2004 to a design of Terence Disdale. In 2009 the superyacht was sold and it is rumoured that she was sold again earlier this year. With a top speed in the region of 30 knots, Ecstasea is one of the fastests superyachts in the Top 100 World’s Largest Yachts. Read More

65 metre Indonesian phinisi Lamima nearing completion

Monday, 8 September 2014

​Marine Results are currently working on the rigging of a traditionally styled wooden ‘phinisi’, a 65 metre Indonesian sailing ketch. Lamima was built on the beach in Bira on the island of Sulawesi and towed to Italthai Marine in Bangkok to be fitted out. Ben Wood is leading the team at Marine Results. Read More

Admiral delivers the 45m superyacht Flying Dragon

Monday, 8 September 2014

Admiral has announced the delivery of the 45 metre superyacht, Flying Dragon. Delivered last month, Flying Dragon is the fourth vessel launched by Italian Sea Group in 2014. The interior was designed by Gian Marco Campanino in cooperation with Admiral Centro Stile. Read More

Tecnomar delivers the 40m superyacht Low Profile

Monday, 8 September 2014

​The 40 metre superyacht Low Profile has recently been delivered by the Italian shipyard Tecnomar. The tri-deck superyacht features a fast planing hull entirely built in aluminium and can reach a top speed of over 26 knots. The main deck features a generous main saloon enriched with top quality furniture and upholstery, which includes a large handmade table for up to 10 people with a glass backlit panel set in the centre. Read More

Cruising the Banda Sea in Indonesia– Part I

Monday, 8 September 2014

​This is another installment of The Lighthouse Consultancy’s series of articles focusing on superyacht cruising in Indonesia. The author, Mike Veitch is an experienced guide in Indonesia, who works exclusively with The Lighthouse Consultancy, forming part of the Consultancy’s extensive network of yacht support in the region. Read More

Second Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht delivered

Monday, 8 September 2014

The second Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht has been delivered to her owners. The 29.80 metre superyacht boasts contemporary styling, and has the option of carbon eyebrows and coach roof. Inside, the 101 Sport Yacht is spacious and filled with natural light thanks to the large open saloon and the expansive glazed windows. Read More

Top 10 brokerage superyachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Monday, 8 September 2014

​The Cannes Yachting Festival will open it's doors tomorrow. Held from 9th - 14th September, the following are 10 brokerage superyachts that you do not want to miss at this years show, presented according to length in descending order. Read More

Bond TM creates Bond Technology Mastermind for Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 8 September 2014

The technology management and technical solutions provider, Bond Technology Management (Bond TM), will introduce a new meeting hub concept at this years Monaco Yacht Show. The idea is to better assist existing clients while enabling conversations with new ones. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: The Riva 122 Mythos Sol

Saturday, 6 September 2014

The new 37 metre Riva flagship is the Riva 122 Mythos, and is not only the first yacht to be built by the Italian shipyard completely in light aluminium alloy, but is also the largest yacht the brand have produced to date. The introduction of the new yacht marks a new milestone in their long history, and means that they now boast one of the widest and most diverse ranges in the world. Read More

Superyacht Al Mirqab cruising off Capri

Friday, 5 September 2014

The 133 metre superyacht Al Mirqab was built by Peters Schiffbau in 2008 under the supervision of Kusch Yachts. The exterior lines of Al Mirqab are from the drawing board of Tim Heywood with an interior by Andrew Winch. Her owner hails from Qatar and also owns the Riva 115 Athena Al Mirqab II, which is usually based in Doha, and the Mangusta 165 Al Mirqab III, which she is usually seen around Al Mirqab. Read More

Work underway at Ava Yachts on 26.20 metre superyacht Elena

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Turkish shipyard Ava Yachts has completed the construction of the hull and superstructure of the 26.20 metre motor sailor Elena. Before continuing the construction the shipyard is waiting for a new owner to step in. She is listed for sale at € 2,350,000 and can be completed within 12 months after purchase. Read More

Front Street Shipyard completes Marae Refit

Friday, 5 September 2014

​Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has completed a refit of the 32.97 metre pilothouse sloop, Marae. Launched in 2004 by Alloy Yachts and originally named Paraiso, Marae spent five months at the shipyard completing her 10 year Lloyd's survey whilst undergoing systems upgrades, new paint and maintenance. Read More

Fort Lauderdale Pier 66 Marina nearing completion

Friday, 5 September 2014

​It’s first renovation in over 50 years since opening it’s doors, Pier 66 Marina in Fort Lauderdale has announced that phase one of the two-phase, $20 million renovation project is complete. Phase one covers a section of more than half a mile of new parallel dockage along the Mercedes River and Marion Canal. Read More

SYT partners with Superyacht Distribution

Friday, 5 September 2014

The recently published inaugural issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper will be distributed by Superyacht Distribution in the Mediterranean. The company will hand deliver the SuperYacht Times to all the superyachts between Marseille and Genoa, as well as Mallorca. Read More

Owner to present new 77m ecological superyacht Yersin at the MYS

Friday, 5 September 2014

The owner of the 77 metre superyacht, Yersin, will present the project A.S.E. (Adventure - Science - Education) during the Monaco Yacht Show on the 26th September at the Monaco Yacht Club. The transoceanic vessel will have a range of 12,000 miles, translating to 50 days of total autonomy and ecological independence. Read More

Update on the refit of Samurai at Royal Huisman

Friday, 5 September 2014

​The Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, renewed their focus on refit, repair and renewal in 2011. Boasting excellent service in their facilities in Vollenhove and deep-water locations in Harlingen, the division has welcomed year on year growth. Due for delivery in summer 2015, the shipyard are currently working on the 42 metre superyacht Samurai. Read More

ISA Yachts completes 43.63m superyacht Silver Wind

Friday, 5 September 2014

​Launched earlier this year, the inaugural ISA 140 has been completed by ISA Yachts. Named Silver wind, the 43.63 metre superyacht boasts exterior designs by Andrea Vallicelli, with Nuvolari & Lenard responsible for the interior. The planing composite motor yacht makes the most of generous outdoor deck spaces. Read More

Superyacht Lady Sarya in Sardinia

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The 76.31 metre superyacht Lady Sarya was built by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania in 1972 as La Belle Simone. Her owner hails from Saudi Arabia and during the winter months Lady Sarya spends most of her time in Greece, while in the summer she is most often anchored off the coast of Sardania, near Porto Cervo. Read More

Oxygène Yachts selects Couach shipyard as construction partner

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Air Range from Oxygène Yachts will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The Air 66, Air 77W and Air 99 have all been added to the range this year in addition to the original Air 77, the prototype of which was presented at Cannes 2013. Read More

Yacht Living Solutions

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Founded by Mathew Gunther and Henrik Dahlen, Yacht Living Solution’s opened their doors in 2013. Today, the Netherlands based company offers a 24/7 professional service and support of entertainment, IT, CCTV and lighting and security systems on board superyachts. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 25.7m superyacht Velacarina

Thursday, 4 September 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Velacarina. Read More

Superyacht Jurata completed by Arcadia Yachts

Thursday, 4 September 2014

​Sold in May 2013 by Jeroen Minnema of Ocean Independence, Jurata is the third hull in the Arcadia 115 series. The 35 metre superyacht boasts a RINA Award for ecology. Differing slightly from her previous two sister ships, Jurata comes with a Jacuzzi on the foredeck as well as slightly lowered bulwarks on the main deck. Read More

Top 10 new superyachts at the Cannes Yacht Festival

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Cannes Yachting Festival will open it's doors next week. Held from 9th - 14th September, the following are 10 new superyachts that you do not want to miss at this years show, presented according to length in descending order. The top 10 includes the new 46m Baglietto, the Logica 147 and the new RIva Mythos 122. Read More

Moonen signs order for 32 metre superyacht

Thursday, 4 September 2014

​Moonen Shipyards has signed a contract to build a 32 metre superyacht with a gross tonnes of just under 200. This is the second project signed from Moonen’s new Caribbean series in the space of only two months. The sale has been arranged in close cooperation with Camper and Nicholsons International and the superyacht is scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2016. Read More

Superyacht Il Gattopardo off Capri

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The 35.35 metre superyacht Il Gattopardo was the second Amer 116 launched by the Italian shipyard Permare. She was delivered in 2012 and instead of the usual five or six cabins found on a superyacht of her size, Il Gattopardo only has three large staterooms. Another special feature is the elevator, which serves all three decks. Read More

Sneak Preview: The new BV80 from Blohm + Voss

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

In conjunction with London based studio, Eidsgaard Design, Blohm + Voss has developed a new design for an 80 metre semi-custom superyacht. The BV80 combines proven engineering with flexibility. While the hull, machinery and superstructure are pre-engineered, many elements present the opportunity for customisation by the owner. Read More

Classic Feadship Katja on display at the HISWA in Amsterdam

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

This week the 19.70 metre classic Feadship Katja is on display at the HISWA boat show in Amsterdam. Over the past four years, Feadship’s Katja has been completely rebuilt by highly qualified craftsman, who combined decades of experience in all trades and aspects of the Dutch yachting industry to restore the vessel to her previous glory. Read More

Ferretti Group approves €80 million share capital increase

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Ferretti Group has announced that the Shareholders' Meeting of Ferretti International Holding S.p.A. (FIH), sole shareholder of Ferretti, resolved an €80 million share capital increase in cash to support the Group's new Industrial Plan. FIH is the holding company of Ferretti, in which the reference shareholder Weichai Group Holding Hong Kong Investment Co. Ltd. Read More

First Oceanic 90’ superyacht launched

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Oceanic Yachts has launched the inaugural Oceanic 90’ superyacht. Built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia - Canados, she features naval architecture by Arrabito naval architects. Sold earlier this year and named Tsa Tsa, she will make her debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2014 from the 9th to the 14th of September. Read More

Superyacht Bonum anchored off Capri

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The 38.20 metre Bonum was built by the Turkish shipyard Cobra Yacht in 2008 as Maisha. Her exterior lines are from the drawing board of Scaro Design and she features an interior by Dara Kirmizitoprak. Engel & Völkers Yachting and Fraser Yachts sold the explorer superyacht to her current owners in October 2010. Read More

Burgess announces full integration of OceanStyle

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The superyacht brokerage firm Burgess has announced the full integration of sister company OceanStyle into the global Burgess brand. Formed by Burgess in 2005 to meet the needs of a vigorous semi-production superyacht market, OceanStyle has grown steadily in its nine year existence, firmly establishing itself as a successful international player. Read More

120m superyacht Czar now named Maryah

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Project Czar is nearing completion in Elefsis, Greece and we can now reveal that she will be called Maryah. The 120 metre superyacht was launched earlier in 2014 by the Greek Elefsis Shipyard and we had published the first photo of her in May 2014. H2 Yacht Design designed both the interior and exterior of the superyacht. Read More

Superyacht Serenitas launched by Mengi Yay

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

​The Turkish shipyard Mengi Yay has launched their latest superyacht, the 31.68 metre Serenitas. Mengi Yay hull number 82 has a steel hull land aluminium superstructure. The Dutch superyacht design firm Ginton Naval Architects designed the exterior lines of Serenitas and BTA Design is responsible for the interior decoration. Read More

Kleven launches 107m explorer superyacht

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A couple of weeks ago we had published a photo of the Kleven expedition superyacht under construction, however it appears that the she is already in a more advanced stage of construction as the shipyard launched the completed hull and superstructure on 30 August 2014. ​​ Read More

Superyacht Proton cruising off Paros

Monday, 1 September 2014

​The 38.10 metre superyacht Proton is captured here cruising off Paros, Greece. Proton was built by Panteleakos in 1992 as Golden Olympic. Offered for charter in Greece, Proton was designed by the Greek design firm Alpha Marine. Read More

More details released on Feadship’s 60m ROCK.IT

Monday, 1 September 2014

​Last week we exclusively reported the launch of the 60.35 metre ROCK.IT and Feadship has now released more information about the superyacht. Created for an experienced owner who chartered Feadships, ROCK.IT features the first-time application on a superyacht of an intuitive control and manoeuvring system. Read More

In Pictures: The 73m CRN superyacht Yalla in Capri

Monday, 1 September 2014

In May 2014 the CRN shipyard in Ancona launched the 73 metre superyacht Yalla. The exterior lines of Yalla have been designed by Omega Architects and Droulers Architecture has designed her interior. The superyacht was delivered earlier this summer and SuperYacht Times reader Mattia Ruocco has just sent us these photos of Yalla. Read More

Schooner Columbia launched by Eastern Shipbuilding

Monday, 1 September 2014

​Eastern Shipbuilding Group launched the historic Gloucester Fishing Schooner, Columbia, in Panama City, Florida on 23 August 2014. The sailing yacht has been a product of passion from the shipyard’s owner, Brian D’Isernia, who was reportedly fascinated with the rich history of the original. Read More

Tender of the Month: The Kormaran, a new class of boat

Monday, 1 September 2014

​In addition to the common classes of boats, monohull, catamaran and trimaran, the vision of a new class of boat emerges on the horizon, the Kormaran, with a design that aims to connect the world of luxury yachts with the world of super sports cars.The boat can transform even when driving. Read More

Superyacht Natalia sold by Torrance Yachts

Monday, 1 September 2014

​Torrance Yachts has announced the sale of the 36.60 metre Palmer Johnson Natalia, a central listing of Kevin Bonnie of International Yacht Collection. Natalia was built in 2005 as the second PJ120 with both interior and exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard. She sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 stateroom plus crew accommodation for up to 5. Read More

Benetti appoints Chief Commercial Officer, new chairman for Fraser Yachts

Monday, 1 September 2014

​As of today, Fabio Ermetto is the new Chief Commercial Officer of Benetti, part of the Azimut | Benetti Group. The 42-years-old manager has worked in the yachting industry for over 15 years and in his new role he will be responsible for further enhancing the commercial development of Benetti, particularly in markets with a high growth rate. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The 49 metre Rossi Navi Polaris

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The second unit of the Prince Shark 49 metre superyacht line was launched earlier this year in March, just one year after her sistership Param Jamuna IV was launched in March 2013. Rossinavi will display superyacht Polaris at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. Read More

Superyacht Carinthia VII in Paros

Friday, 29 August 2014

​Robert van der Most has sent us this rare photos of superyacht Carinthia VII in Paros, Greece. The 97.20 metre superyacht was built by Lürssen in 2002 to a design of Tim Heywood under her project name Fabergé. She used to spent most of her time in the International Yacht Club de Antibes. Read More

Wim van der Valk unveils new 38m design

Friday, 29 August 2014

Wim van der Valk has unveiled a new design for a 38 metre superyacht. The shipyard describe her as as ocean going, hard chine, moderate v-bow, fast displacement motor yacht. She will be constructed with an aluminium hull, deck house and superstructure. Read More

Merle & Wood Associates list 48.77m Odessa for sale

Friday, 29 August 2014

Built by Christensen in 2009, the 48.77 metre Odessa has recently been listed for sale with Merle & Wood Associates. She boasts interior designs by Cristina Bernardeau, who has created a mix of warm, vertical grain walnut joinery, wide-plank walnut hardwood floors, and neutral marbles, with textiles and furnishings by Armani Casa. Read More

Construction update on the Hodgdon 100’ maxi yacht

Friday, 29 August 2014

Hodgdon Yachts are nearing the completion of a 100’ maxi yacht with one sole focus: speed. The project is one of the largest single-hull infusions ever completed in America, and is also among the largest of its type worldwide. The project features naval architecture from French designers, Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) and Guillaume Verdier. ​​ Read More

Featured yacht for sale: 38.16m superyacht Northlander

Friday, 29 August 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 38.16 metre superyacht, Northlander. Read More

Introducing Mr Smith Consultancy multimedia solutions

Friday, 29 August 2014

​Mr Smith Entertainment has announced they have renamed the company to Mr Smith Consultancy, and rebranded their products as LAVIE. Offering unprecedented systems for the superyacht industry, combining unrivalled quality and extremely low prices, the young, professional company offers total advanced multimedia solutions for at home or on boats. Read More

Superyacht Lady Lola off Positano

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Built in 2002, Oceanco’s 62.60 metre vessel Lady Lola features exteriors by The A Group, and an interior design by Zuretti Interior Design. She accommodates up to 10 guests and 14 crew on board. She was seen two weeks ago enjoying the mediterranean weather in Positano, Italy. Read More

Superyacht Sea Ranger reappears in the Med after refit in Romania

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Last year the 77.73 metre converted superyacht Lone Ranger was sold at auction [read here]. After the auction her name was changed to Sea Ranger and she left the Mediterranean for a refit, which we believe took place in Romania. Only last week the superyacht reappeared in Greece in her new blue/red/white colours. The following photos were taken by Dennis Mortimer in the Corinth Canal, Greece. Read More

Esenyacht to develop 50m superyacht with Mannerfelt Design Team

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Turkish shipyard Esenyacht has appointed Mannerfelt Design Team (MDT) to develop a 50 metre composite motoryacht, marking the first motor yacht to be built by the company. Since the yard opened in 2011, they have launched the 36 metre sailing ketch, Glorious, with the 47 metre sloop, Troy, scheduled for launch in early 2015. Read More

Superyacht Yeratel G sold by BYS

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Thom Conboy of Burger Yacht Sales has announced the sale of the 39.62 metre Yeratel G. Burger Yacht Sales represented both the buyer and the seller and the superyacht had an asking price of $ 8.9 million. The Westport shipyard built Yeratel G in 2003 as Vango and later she was renamed Miss Sydney. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 27.5m superyacht Atalante

Thursday, 28 August 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the superyacht TC90 Atalante. Read More

Exclusive: Superyacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) launched by Feadship

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Earlier today the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer has launched the 60.35 metre superyacht ROCK.IT, previously known by her hull number 687. The Dutch design company, Sinot Yacht Design, who also worked with Feadship on the F45 yachts and the 88 metre twins Musashi and Fountainhead, designed both the interior and exterior of ROCK.IT. Read More

The Feadship Madsummer at anchor

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The 55 metre Feadship superyacht Madsummer (ex. Twizzle; Drizzle; Issana) was spotted recently cruising along the beautiful rocky coast of Positano, Italy. Built in 2005, she offers accommodation for up to ten, as well as space for a crew of 14. Following her recent sale, Madsummer is now available for charter. Read More

Sunseeker complete 40m superyacht Thumper

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

TSunseeker Yachts has completed their latest superyacht project, the semi-custom 40 metre Thumper. The shipyard are responsible for both her exterior and interior styling, as well as her engineering. Her interiors are highly detailed, encompassing bright materials of leathers, pale timbers, metals and semi-precious stones and creating a Hamptons style, chic beach ambiance. Read More

Flying tender of Berzinc

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

We recently came across this video, of the very unusual tender of the 42.68 metre Berzinc. The tender, produced by Polaris Motor srl, separates itself from others by its ability to fly. It allows visitors of the yacht to travel short distances safely by air without any complications.​​ Read More

Cantiere delle Marche appoints Denison Super Yacht Division

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cantiere delle Marche has appointed Denison Super Yacht Division as the US exclusive dealer for their new range of explorer yachts. The two companies have worked closely for several months, resulting in the sale of a Darwin Class 102’ (formerly 96’) and the signature of one letter of intent on a Darwin Class 96’. Read More

Superyacht Nassima for sale with Bluewater

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The 49 metre superyacht Nassima is for sale with Bluewater. Built by Acico Yachts in 2012, Nassima features naval architecture and exterior designs by Olivier F. van Meer. The interior boasts a modern design, with cream carpeting, dark wooden flooring, cabinets, tables and ceiling panes, with touches of gold added throughout. Read More

The 42.90m superyacht Drumbeg seen in Naples

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The 42.90 metre Drumbeg (ex: Gimlä; Nelson) was recently photographed whilst cruising in Naples, Italy. The sailing yacht was built by Dutch shipbuilders, Vitters Shipyard, in 2004 and boasts naval architecture and exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects, with beautiful interiors by Rhoades Young Design. Read More

Video: Perini Navi sailing Silencio in Tahiti

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The 49.80 metre sailing yacht Silencio is currently cruising the South Pacific and during her time in Tahiti the team of Tahiti Private Expeditions made this amazing video. Built by Perini Navi in 2001, Silencio is available for charter through Camper & Nicholsons International. ​​ Read More

The Dubois Cup announce 2015 dates

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Organisers of the Dubois Cup have announced the dates for the 2015 edition of the show. The show will be once again held in conjunction with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Sardinia. The inaugural Cup took place in Palma in 2007, and has enjoyed four successful editions so far. Read More

A look onboard the Horizon RP110 Andrea VI

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Hull one of the Horizon RP110 model, Andrea VI, was delivered to her owners at the end of 2013. The 33.53 metre superyacht was designed in close collaboration with the experienced American owners and, as a result, reflects her owner’s personal tastes for a luxurious, modern and seaworthy retreat. Read More

Tansu launches 38.75 metre superyacht Alyssa

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Following the delivery of So’Mar earlier this summer, Tansu Yachts have launched their second yacht of 2014, Alyssa. Both the interior and exterior of Alyssa are designed by Tansu Yachts, while Diana Yacht Design collaborated on the naval architcture. The wooden hulled motor yacht is built to RINA Pleasure Class and accommodates 8 guests and 5 crew. Read More

The 36m sailing yacht Globana M in Auckland

Monday, 25 August 2014

Globana M was seen last week in Auckland, New Zealand. Built by Abeking and Rasmussen in 1995 and featuring naval architecture by Ron Holland Design, she provides accommodation for 6 guests and up to 5 crew. The aluminium ketch has automatic roller furlings and a 600 hp engine which gives her a maximum speed of 12 knots. Read More

Beekmans RVS stainless steel on display in Monaco

Monday, 25 August 2014

Beekmans RVS delivers some of the world’s finest stainless steel installations and specialised glass features to most top yards. At least fifteen of the major superyachts on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show feature Beekmans work, ranging from superlative windshields to oval tube railings. Read More

Shipyard Focus: Bilgin Yachts

Monday, 25 August 2014

Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts is a fifth generation family business building luxury yachts for over 85 years, and are a major, integral player in the Turkish Yachting Industry. The shipyard leads a highly skilled team that are able to cater for clients interested in wood-composite (cold-moulded), steel or aluminium build or, indeed, a combination of the three. Read More

Sunrise Yachts launches new 45m superyacht

Monday, 25 August 2014

After the launch of Africa (now named Dynasty) five years ago, Sunrise Yachts launched their second superyacht last week. Project Sunset (hull number 182) will be delivered to her Northern American owner next month. Studio Scanu designed the 44.85 metre superyacht and she features an interior by Franck Darnet Design, who also designed the interior of Africa. Read More

Tansu Yachts deliver 37.92m superyacht So'Mar

Monday, 25 August 2014

Tansu Yachts launched the 37.92 metre superyacht, So’Mar, earlier this year and have recently delivered the superyacht. Tansu Yachts were responsible for all elements of the vessel’s construction, from the concept to the exterior and interior styling. Naval architecture and engineering was completed in successful collaboration with Diana Yacht Design. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The JFA Long Island 85 WindQuest

Saturday, 23 August 2014

The 25.90 metre long range semi custom Long Island 85 series catamaran, WindQuest, was built by French shipbuilder, JFA Yachts, and launched in 2014. She features naval architecture and sophisticated interior design by Marc Lombard, and, for a yacht of her size, she offers unrivalled space and comfort onboard for a total of up to 8 guests. Read More

Superyacht Sylvia in Venice

Friday, 22 August 2014

The 43.59 metre Camper & Nicholsons superyacht Sylvia was photographed in Venice this week. Built in the UK in 1925, the historical custom sail yacht accommodates up to eight guests and ten crew. She was last refitted in 1993. She is powered by 2 Caterpillar (3208TA) 242hp diesel engines, giving her a maximum speed of 12 knots. Read More

First look on board superyacht Odessa II

Friday, 22 August 2014

The 73 metre superyacht Odessa II (Project 423) was built by the German shipyard ADM Kiel and was completed by Nobiskrug in 2013. The yacht's interior designers have just released these first interior photos of the yacht. The yacht was built for a repeat client of the shipyard, who decided to go for a larger vessel in size than previously purchased. Read More

34.1m superyacht Joker sold

Friday, 22 August 2014

Oceanstyle by Burgess has recently announced that they have sold the 34.1 metre superyacht, Joker. Built in 2008 by Leopard Yachts in Italy, she has naval architecture and designs by Andrea Bacigalupo. She accommodates eight guests over 3 double and 1 twin cabins, as well as up to 4 crew in an additional 2 cabins. Read More

New technical management company for the 162.5m superyacht Eclipse

Friday, 22 August 2014

Andrew Weir Yacht Management (AWYM) has announced that the company has been contracted as the sole provider of technical management services to one of the worlds largest superyachts, the 162.50 metre Eclipse. This will include the provision of a full ISM system and related services including the appointment of a DPA and 24-hour emergency response. Read More

Superyacht Alchemy in Auckland

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Launched by Feadship over 40 years ago, superyacht Alchemy (ex. Queen of Diamonds; Limit Bid II; Bugler) has enjoyed a full history, circumnavigating the globe three times. She underwent an extensive refit in 1995, where she had a 3.6 metre stern added to allow for a cockpit and swim platform accessing the walk in lazarette and stern entry. Read More

Innovation takes centre stage at METS 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

There are several interesting innovations underway at METS 2014, and it has been confirmed that the SuperYacht Pavilion will be bigger than ever. The amount of exhibitors has increased by at least 10%, making the number of participants at around 200. Read More

Dörries Yachts unveils new 48m superyacht

Thursday, 21 August 2014

In order to showcase the company as the only yacht builder in Germany that will build custom yachts starting from 40 metres, Dörries Yachts has announced that they will be presenting a preliminary design for a 48 metre superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 25.5m superyacht Metolius

Thursday, 21 August 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 25.50 metre superyacht Metolius. Read More

Quarterly newspaper The SuperYacht Times published

Thursday, 21 August 2014

SuperYacht ​ Company ​,​ the world’s largest provider of superyacht news, photos and information, are pleased to announce that the inaugural summer/autumn edition of The SuperYacht Times newspaper has been published. The newspaper presents the most interesting and relevant news and articles from the superyacht industry. Read More

107 Metre expedition yacht well underway at Kleven

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A 107 metre expedition yacht is well underway at the Kleven shipyard. The yacht, a high specification, 107-metre long yacht, is specially designed for long expeditions in rough waters. The vessel blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras, including a swimming pool and its own 21m tender boat on the bow. Read More

The Mondo Marine superyachts Alexander Again and Manifiq in Capri

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Two Mondo Marine superyachts, the 49.15 metre Alexander Again and the 40.50 metre Manifiq, have been sighted cruising nearby one another in Capri, the Campania region of Italy. Alexander Again was the 60th yacht launched by Mondo Marine when it was launched in 2011. Read More

Interview with Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Jan-Jaap Minnema is a broker who has taken the time to learn the craft of his profession from as many angles as possible, and has taken great pleasure in doing so. Starting within the industry as a charter skipper, and going on to oversee the complete rebuild of a 40-metre schooner, Minnema turned a degree in economics to good use with a brokerage role in Antibes. Read More

The 90 metre superyacht Dubawi visits Saint Malo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The 90 metre Dubawi, owned by the ruling family of Dubai, was originally built as a small cruise ship in 1989. In 2007 the Dubai based shipyard Platinum Yachts started to convert Dubawi into a private luxury yacht. The conversion was completed in January 2009 and Dubawi made her public appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show, where I visited the yacht. Read More

Feadship Charade sold

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Superyacht Charade has been sold by Northrop & Johnson. Charade was designed & built to a very detailed specification under the direction of a demanding captain & owner. Since her launching she has always been under the care of knowledgeable owners and professional crew. Read More

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 to start this month

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is held annually in Porto Cervo, Sardinia and open only to yachts over 18.29 metres in length. With a fierce level of competition and challenging and complex racecourses, the event provides a stern examination of a Maxi yacht’s capabilities. Read More

Benetti's Illusion I to debut in Monaco

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The latest superyacht to have been launched by Benetti is the 58 metre Illusion I which will make it’s debut at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. The four decked steel and aluminum motor yacht was built at the Benetti Livorno shipyard and designed by Green & Mingarelli for a European owner. She was launched earlier this month. Read More

50 Metre superyacht launched in the Republic of Buryatia

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

According to local press reports, a new yacht was launched recently in the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude. Selenga is reported to be a 50 metre vessel and is rumoured to have been built for the owner of the 72.6 metre Lürssen superyacht, Queen K. Read More

Construction starts on first Bering 80

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

​Bering Yachts has announced that the first Bering 80 superyacht is currently under construction. The heavy displacement motoryacht is part of the Yachtship Series of motoryachts from the shipyard, and will bring a modern look and feel to the design whilst still upholding the seakeeping abilities of the Expedition series. Read More

Superyacht Kwikumat off Positano

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The 57.90 metre superyacht Kwikumat was custom built in 2003 by German shipyard, Abeking and Rasmussen. Two weeks ago she was seen on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. She accommodates 12 guests over 6 cabins, including a luxurious master suite, three twin cabins and two doubles. She features a classic, yet timeless interior. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons under new management

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International have announced that the company is now under new ownership. The company has been acquired by Colosseum Services SA, an investment vehicle of a Swiss-based family office. Read More

First look on board superyacht Shemara

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Trimline Yacht Interiors has unveiled the new interior of superyacht Shemara, which has just undergone a major refit. Crew cabins, bathrooms, mess areas and the main saloon have all been revitalised She now has a modern twist to the interior with many original features to commemorate the yacht’s rich heritage. Read More

New price structure for Hoek 2500-82

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Van der Vliet have announced a new price for the Hoek 2500-82, which was built 2002 by Bloemsma & van Breemen in The Netherlands to a contemporary trend setting and attractive one-off Hoek design. This 25 metre yacht features an aluminium hull with teak laid decks and a Hydraulic lifting keel. Read More

Sunseeker 86 Yacht to debut at Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The new Sunseeker 86 Yacht will make its world debut at Southampton Boat Show in September. The 86 Yacht boasts a four cabin arrangement accommodating up to eight guests. She also offers extensive crew accommodation, allowing for up to four members of crew as standard. Read More

Sunseeker delivers several new yachts this summer

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sunseeker London has delivered several new yachts over 24 metres. The first one is a gold-hulled Sunseeker 80 named Alfa Quattro. She features a gold hull wrap by Wild Group International. The yard has also delivered the Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht No 9, which was delivered to the South of France, where she will have her home berth in Golfe Juan. Read More

Superyacht Natalita III sold

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Yachtzoo has sold superyacht Natalita III together with Bollman Yachts who represented the new owner . The 30.5 metre Azimut Jumbo Natalita III was built in 1996, and offers accommodation to eight guests in a master suite, VIP stateroom and two twin cabins. Read More

Superyacht IBI in Naples

Monday, 18 August 2014

The 34.50 metre superyacht Ibi (ex. Arc; Polycarpus) was built by Arsenal in 1949. She was converted in 2003 from a strong tug boat hull into a superyacht with new systems, equipment and finish, and accommodates up to 12 guests over 6 cabins. She has a maximum speed of 11 knots, and a cruising speed of 10 knots. Read More

Hatteras sells hulls 3 and 4 of Hatteras 100

Monday, 18 August 2014

Hatteras recently told SuperYachtTimes.com that hulls 3 and 4 of their Hatteras 100 model have also been sold. Three out of four of the yachts have been sold to repeat clients of Hatteras. The US yard is also working on a customised new version of a Hatteras 100, that they are working on for a potential European client. Read More

Drone video of superyachts in Antibes

Monday, 18 August 2014

Someone with nerves of steel has flown a drone very close to some of the world's most expensive yachts, in the port of Antibes. These two videos show superyachts docked on the Y quay, and in Port Vauban, including Solandge, Mayan Queen, Excellence V, Faith and Seanna.​​ Read More

New Look for Superyacht Pavillion at METS 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

This year’s SuperYacht Pavillion at METS will showcase a new look and feel in the 2014 edition of the show. The SuperYacht Pavilion is the central platform for the worldwide superyacht industry and has become a destination in its own right for many visitors of the show. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The 35 metre Foam

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Launched by Admiral Tecnomar in May of this year, the 35 metre steel displacement yacht, Foam, is the first of the Admiral Custom series, Classique 35. She features exterior and interior styling from The Italian Sea Group’s in-house design studio, Centro Stile. Read More

The Benetti superyacht Seanna in Positano

Friday, 15 August 2014

The 65 metre Seanna was spotted last week on the Amalfi Coast in Positano. Built by Benetti in 2011, her exterior styling is by Stefano Natucci, with luxurious interiors designed by Redman Whitely Dixon. She provides classic but contemporary accommodation for up to 12 guests over 7 staterooms. Read More

P.B. Behage's new 24.40m explorer concept

Friday, 15 August 2014

P.B. Behage Yacht Designer has introduced a new explorer concept, a 24.40 metre motor yacht that is ideal for family cruising as well as discovering both the coast and rivers. Set to be an interesting line for custom built yachts and designed in full-displacement and semi-displacement versions. Read More

Hull Vane introduce fuel saving foil

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Netherlands based company Hull Vane B.V. has introduced Hull Vane, a foil which significantly reduces the fuel consumption of ships. The innovative creation works with an upward flow at the stern of the vessel which allows the foil-shaped appendage to generate a forward thrust force, reducing the resistance of the vessel. Read More

Cristiano Mariano’s 38.5m superyacht concept

Friday, 15 August 2014

Cristiano Mariani has released information regarding the 38.5 metre superyacht project, MY385_CMA. The displacement motor yacht will be built in either both steel and aluminium or exclusively in aluminium. The boat is a streamlined ‘navetta’, conceived as a hybrid between a motor and a sailing yacht. Read More

Construction of new bow section for Seven Sins

Friday, 15 August 2014

Balk Shipyard is well underway with the construction of the new bow section for the 41.30 metre Heesen superyacht Seven Sins. The unusual project being undertaken at the shipyard is part of a major extension of the yacht. The task will involve cutting several metres off Seven Sins and then adding the longer bow in order to create a longer foreship. Read More

Crescent 144 moved to another yard

Friday, 15 August 2014

Following an order from a Canadian court, the partly completed 49.30 metre Crescent 144 motor yacht was recently sold. Fraser Yachts represented both the buyer and the seller. She boasts naval architecture by Jack Sarin, with exterior and interior design by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. Read More

The classic superyacht Talitha in Italy

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The 82.6 metre Talitha, seen here off Capri's dramatic coast line, was built by the Krupp Germania Werft in 1930. She has seen a number of refits in her lifetime, including one at DML Devonport shipyard in Plymouth, UK, and more recently one in Germany. Read More

Lürssen's superyacht Ester III on sea trials

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Yesterday we published a video of Lürssen's 66 metre superyacht Ester III on trials. Lürssen has confirmed that Ester III has successfully concluded her sea trials in the Baltic Sea under perfect weather conditions. Her final delivery is planned for autumn 2014. Read More

In Pictures: Royal Huisman's Elfje

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Royal Huisman's latest superyacht, the 51.80 metre plumb-bowed Classic Pilot Ketch, project 392, named Elfje, has now arrived in the Med. She was docked close to the centre of Amsterdam for a couple of days earlier this month, for her official christening. ​​ Read More

What will be the future of USS Williamsburg?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Built in 1930 by Bath Iron Works for the American newspaper magnate, Hugh J. Chisholm, the 74.3 metre USS Williamsburg is a vessel with immense historical significance, and at the time of her delivery, was one of the world’s largest privately owned yachts. Read More

The Proteksan Sequel P in Capri

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Superyacht Sequel P was delivered in 2009 by Proteksan Turquoise Yachts in Turkey. The yacht measures 54.7 metres, and she offers accommodation for up to 12 guests. She features an elegant Art Deco - inspired interior. Read More

Interview with Andrea Carlevaris, founder of ACP

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

SuperYacht Times recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Carlevaris, founder of the international company Andrea Carlevaris & Partners (ACP) with offices in Monaco and Italy. ACP specializes in naval engineering, project management, and surveying. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 29.5m superyacht Alaska

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 29.5 metre superyacht, Alaska. Read More

Nordhavn superyacht Karajas delivered

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The latest Nordhavn superyacht was recently delivered to her owners in Australia by Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE). Named Karajas, she is the first Nordhavn to be fashioned in an Art Deco theme as per the request of the owners. Her interior design is by Scott Cole of the Seattle based design studio, Ardeo Design. Read More

Damen 51.3m Umbra arrives at Oceania Marine for refit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The 51.30 metre superyacht Umbra is the second Sea Axe vessel built by the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group and has been slipped at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard in Port Whangarei, New Zealand for major upgrades. The vessel was launched in 2010 and shadows a 57 metre explorer yacht. ​​ Read More

Baltic Yachts announce signing of 39.62m superyacht

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Baltic Yachts has today announced the signing of a custom 39.62 metre high performance cruising yacht. To date, the company has delivered nine fully custom yachts over 30.48 metres built in carbon composite. Nauta Design is responsible for the overall styling of the deck and interior design, while Reichel Pugh is responsible for the hull lines. Read More

Entry to New Zealand Millenium Cup opens

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The official entry to the New Zealand Millenium Cup opened on the 8th August. A number of yachts have already set course for the South Pacific, with at least seven vessels already waiting to sign up. The largest - which is still undisclosed - is an impressive 50 metre superyacht. Read More

Video of recently launched Lürssen Ester III

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Lürssen launched superyacht Ester III from their Rendsburg shipyard. The yacht measures 66 metres, and is designed by Espen Oeino. She is currently undergoing seatrials. Read More

Superyacht Diamond A at anchor

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Superyacht Diamond A was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1998. Originally ordered by a client from the far east, the yacht was sold during her construction to the current owners of superyacht C2. During her time under that ownership, she was kept as a highly private vessel, just as C2 is now being kept equally private. Read More

Diverse Projects completes extensive refit of Alucia

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Diverse Projects has announced the successful completion of the 56 metre explorer vessel, Alucia. The full 12 month refit is one of the most complex refit projects the company have completed to date. The extensive refit was necessary in order to continue the 40 year old vessel’s commercial SOLAS standards. ​​ Read More

Spectacular drone video of the launch of the 54m Forever One

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Watch this spectacular drone video of the launch of 54m Forever One at the ISA Shipyard on June 28th, two months before completion. Exterior Design and General Layout are by Horacio Bozzo while naval architecture and engineering is by Axis Group Yacht Design in collaboration with ISA. ​​ Read More

KRM Yacht relaunch 32m superyacht Sea Beauty

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

KRM Yacht has announced that the 32 metre wooden sailing yacht Sea Beauty was launched on 26th July after undergoing an extensive two year refit. Originally built in 2002 by Beril Yacht, Sea Beauty accommodation guests over four cabins, including one master suite, one VIP cabin and guest cabins, as well as ample accommodation for a crew of two. Read More

Chartering superyacht Novela in Croatia

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The 30.6 metre superyacht Novela is as spacious as it is luxurious, and with generous accommodation for up to eight guests spread over four beautiful cabins - including one master, one VIP and two twins - she makes the ideal yacht for an extraordinarily captivating charter experiences. Read More

Benetti launches 58 metre superyacht Illusion I

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Benetti has announced the launch of the 58 metre superyacht, Illusion I. The four decked steel and aluminium vessel was designed by Green & Mingarelli. She boasts four decks as well as a spacious sundeck, including a mosaic Jacuzzi, barbecue grill and dinette. Read More

Echo Yachts to build 84m superyacht and 46m support vessel

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A Singapore-based family has formed Echo Yachts, a yacht builder based in Western Australia’s Henderson Marine Precinct. The new company will undertake the building of the family’s yachts. This includes an 84 metre aluminium vessel which is currently underway, and upon completion, will be the largest ever superyacht built in Australia. Read More

Owner comments on delivery of 47 metre superyacht Elena

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Heesen Yachts has announced that the 47 metre superyacht, Elena (formerly named Project Magarita), has been delivered to her owners on 11th July. Intensive sea trials took place on June 4th and 5th in particularly heavy sea conditions in the North Sea and everything went according to plan. Read More

37.5 Metre superyacht Escapade delivered

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The 37.5 metre fast cruising sloop Escapade was delivered to her owners earlier this year, who are now well underway with a world cruise. She features an interior from Design Unlimited and was built by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand. The yacht is the first for these European owners and is an aluminium design with a fixed keel. Read More

Superyacht Asgard under refit at Holland Jachtbouw

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The 43 metre sailing yacht Asgard (formerly Hetairos) is currently at Holland Jachtbouw for substantial refit works. The superyacht was built by Abeking and Rasmussen in 1993 to a Bruce King design. Her refit includes a completely new deck being fitted, along with upgrades to entertainment, navcom, electrical and engine room systems. ​​ Read More

The recently delivered Benetti Anastasia K at anchor

Monday, 11 August 2014

Benetti has recently delivered superyacht Anastasia K, which was project FB503, a 47 metre all aluminium superyacht designed by Italian designer Stefano Natucci. The yacht is a sistership to Imagination (now called Africa) and Panthera, delivered by the yard in 2010 and 2013. She features a very unusual paint job, which sparkles in the sunlight. Read More

The Inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show

Monday, 11 August 2014

The first Sydney Superyacht Show was held from the 1st until the 3rd August 2014, and displayed some of Australia’s finest pre-owned yachts at the Sydney Superyacht Marina. Australian Superyachts, Geoff Lovett International, Fraser Yachts, Ray White Marine, Sunseeker Select, Marlow Explorer & Chapman all featured yachts in the show. ​​ Read More

First Horizon V80 motoryacht, The One, delivered

Monday, 11 August 2014

Horizon Yachts has announced the launch of the first Horizon V80 motoryacht, 24.90 metre The One. The superyacht has been delivered to her first time owner in Taiwan. After meeting with Horizon’s in-house designers, the owner chose the V80 motoryacht, noting the 20’6” beam as a selling point as it provides a functional space for his family. Read More

Overmarine delivers Pumpkin

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Overmarine Group’s new Mangusta 165 no. 9 has been designed to encompass a layout befitting of a ‘home on-board’ in a bid to cater to the desires of the company’s clients. The key features of the new superyacht are space and light as well as high performance and comfort and efficiency at all speeds. Read More

The 61 metre Toy Heaven launched

Monday, 11 August 2014

The 61 metre Fox rebuilt project has been relaunched, and is is now named Toy Heaven. The yacht made headlines in 2010, when it partially sank within minutes of her initial launch from a superyacht refit facility in Bangkok Thailand. Read More

Superyacht Sycara V in Italy

Friday, 8 August 2014

The 68.15 metre superyacht Sycara V was built by Nobiskrug in 2010. Sycara V is powered by 2 Caterpillar 3516 producing 2,130 hp each and allowing her to travel at a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots. Her interior was designed by Craig Beale/Pure Detail with a very light classic interior featuring beautiful woods, natural stone and fabrics. Read More

The 62.5 metre Lady Lola on the Amalfi coast

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The 62.5 metre Lady Lola, seen here on the Amalfi coast yesterday, was delivered in 2002 by Dutch shipyard Oceanco. She features a Zuretti interior, and she accommodates 10 guests in one Master suite, three double cabins and one twin. The upper deck is dedicated to the Owners. The master stateroom is located forward and opens onto a private terrace. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons sold as Rodriguez Group goes into liquidation

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Created by Gerard Rodriguez in 1972, Rodriguez Group has seen its main subsidiary SNP liquidated. The group's commercial arm that was renowned for selling Mangustas and Leopards had been placed in receivership as of January 9th this year, and according to French media, had accumulated over €96,000,000 debt it total. They still had around 30 people employed at the company. Read More

Superyacht Secret in Auckland

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The 82.3 metre superyacht Secret was seen earlier this week in Auckland New Zealand. The yacht, which was commissioned for experienced owners who previously owned a 61 metre Feadship Majestic, was delivered in 2013 by Abeking & Rasmussen. She is designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Read More

Midnight Sun II for Milou sold

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

ISA Yachts has announced the sale of the ISA 120 Midnight Sun II for Milou with Sam Buheiry from Ocean Drive representing the buyer. Designed by Andrea Vallicelli, she was delivered by ISA Yachts in 2006, with contemporary and light tones interior decoration in white oak and wengé wood. Read More

IAG yard starts building range of Warren Yachts

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The IAG Shipyard has announced that they will be building a range of Warren Yachts, ranging from 23.5 metres to 36.57 metres in length, the S77, S87 and S120. Tom Walden, one half of the Ocean Independence dual sales broker team for the range, commented, “Warren Yachts will be building these sports cruisers at IAG Yachts in Zhuhai in southern China." Read More

Tender Shipyard’s new 8.5m TS85 tender

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tender Shipyard has released more information about their latest tender, the 8.5 metre TS85. She boasts naval architecture by Phillipe Cabon. The vessel will be powered by a Volvo D3-220 Duo Prop : 220 Hp engine as standard, with the option of jet option Yanmar 260 hp engines. Read More

Imaginocean Yacht Design's SUV-11 tender

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Imaginocean Yacht Design (IYD) has released details of a new tender designs, the 11 metre Superyacht Tender SUV-11. With the SUV-11, IYD has taken the concept of a multi-purpose hardtop superyacht tender and developed it further. Read More

Feadship Pestifer sold

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Camper & Nicholsons has sold the Feadship built motor yacht Pestifer in an inhouse deal. Pestifer was Custom-built in 2010 for experienced present owners. With a combination of the highest DeVries Feadship build quality standards and an exquisitely designed Francois Zuretti interior, Pestifer represents the ultimate in modern yachting. Read More

Superyacht Event at anchor

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The 60 metre avant garde superyacht Event, designed by Tim Heywood, was launched in 2013 by Amels. Some of the yacht's special features include an enclosed lounge on the sun deck, a Touch & Go helicopter platform on the foredeck, and two folding balconies, as well as a large beach club. Read More

Superyacht My Logica delivered

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

It appears that the Luca Brenta Designed Logica 147-01 superyacht, named My Logica, has now been delivered. She was seen coming into the port of Cannes earlier this week. The yacht was launched in May, an event attended by SYT's Maarten Janssen. My Logica features an interior by Martin Kemp Design. Read More

New photos of Oceanco's Y710

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Oceanco has released these new photos, and some more details about their latest launch, the 88.5 metre Y710, which was successfully launched last week in Alblasserdam. Her powerful exterior design is by Espen Øino, and she is powered by two 4,828hp / 3,600kW MTU engines. Read More

Pershing prepares launch of first Pershing 70

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Pershing has launched the first new Pershing 70, a 70-footer, which is now almost finished at the yard's Mondolfo facility. Once completed, she will be launched at Marina dei Cesari, in Fano, which is expected in just a few days time. The yacht is a collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni, who designed the entire Pershing range, and AYT&D. Read More

Superyacht Auspicious sold

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

K&K Superyachts has sold superyacht Auspicious, ​together with Antoine Larrique from Fraser Yachts who helped in assisting the buyer, and Edmiston, who introduced the buyer. Auspicious was launched by Mondomarine as Streamline in 2009 to a design by Cor D. Rover. Read More

Endeavour Quay sold

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Marina Projects Ltd has sold Endeavour Quay, the Gosport shipyard, to Premier Marinas Ltd. As part of Premier Marinas’ continued expansion and development plans, the company has purchased the rights to the name and business operation of the specialist boatyard. Read More

ISA comments on delivery of superyacht Okto

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

ISA Yachts has confirmed that Superyacht Okto has been delivered to her Owners. The 66.40-metre vessel is designed by Andrea Vallicelli, while the interior design is by late Alberto Pinto. She can accommodate 12 guests in total and 17 crew. Read More

Superyacht Jems off Capri

Monday, 4 August 2014

Jems was delivered by Heesen Yachts in the Spring of 2009 and she was seen last week in Capri by Merijn de Waard. The yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 3 double cabins and 1 convertible (1 VIP or 2 Twin) cabin. With twin MTU engines Jems is capable of reaching a top speed of 25 knots and cruises at 20 knots, while she has a range of 1,000nm. Read More

88.8 metre project Illusion sold

Monday, 4 August 2014

The 88.8 metre superyacht Illusion has been sold by Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts. Illusion's exterior design is by Rainsford Mann Design, with the interiors by Sander Sinot and naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects. Illusion is described by the shipyard as offering a truly unique spatial experience. Read More

Benetti Ocean Paradise exhibited at Cannes Yachting Festival

Monday, 4 August 2014

Benetti tells us that the 55 metre Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise will be the largest yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014. This stunning Italian built Superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins. Designed by Benetti’s own Mauro Izzo, Ocean Paradise’s interior distils every aspect of contemporary yachting into an incredible 55m tri-deck vision. Read More

Superyacht Ziacanaia sold

Monday, 4 August 2014

Filip Jerolimov of Cape4 Yachting has sold the 33 metre Ferretti Navetta superyacht Ziacanaia, in an inhouse sale. The yacht was delivered in 2003 as a personal yacht for Norberto Ferretti. She is designed by well known designer Giovanni Zuccon. Ziacanaia is powered by twin 1,300hp MAN engines, which give her a cruising speed of 12 knots. Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Kibo arrives in Gibraltar

Monday, 4 August 2014

Earlier this summer we already published photos from the initial cruise of Abeking & Rasmussen’s latest superyacht Kibo, throughout Scandinavia. The yacht has now arrived in the Med, and SYT's trusted photographer Giovanni Romero was there to capture her arrival into Gibraltar. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: Superyacht Maestro

Monday, 4 August 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Maestro. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The Feadship Como

Sunday, 3 August 2014

With the launch of 46.22 metre superyacht Como, Feadship once again affirms their position as a leading force within the superyacht industry. Drawing attention to a groundbreaking use of glass, Como features extraordinarily large windows at her owner's request, adding jaw-dropping panoramic views to her exquisitely designed interiors. Read More

Superyacht Altair III at anchor off Capri

Friday, 1 August 2014

The 59 metre Altair III ​was photographed earlier this week in Capri, where the yacht spends much time during the summer months. She ​was built by the Dutch Superyacht builder Amels in 1974 as a pilot vessel. It wasn't until 1996 that she was transformed into a luxury superyacht, by the Australian shipyard Oceanfast.​ Read More

WService Shipyard announces new website

Friday, 1 August 2014

WService Shipyard has announced the launch of their new website, where it will now be possible to book several of their services online. This will include booking berths at the company’s private marina, antifouling’s and quotations to repaint vessels afloat or in a paint shed. Read More

Sailing yacht Breath of Horus sold

Friday, 1 August 2014

Edmiston has sold the Jongert 3200M Breath of Horus. The yacht's new owners were represented by Northrop & Johnson. Breath of Horus was built in Holland in 2012 to a design by Tony Castro. Under deck, the yacht provides every comfort and luxury imaginable. Read More

58 Metre Dubois designed superyacht order at Royal Huisman

Friday, 1 August 2014

Dubois Naval Architects and Royal Huisman have announced they have been appointed to design and build a new superyacht. The 58 metre sloop is currently shrouded in an element of secrecy in anticipation for a big reveal at the upcoming Monaco Boat Show. Read More

Hatteras preparing launch of 2nd 100RPH superyacht

Friday, 1 August 2014

Hatteras Yachts is getting close to launching the second hull in their 100 Raised Pilothouse superyacht series, following the launch of the first unit, Mr. Loui, in 2013. The yacht measures 31.09 metres. The shipyard, which is well known for their history in building sport fisherman yachts, offers clients several different layout options. Read More

Video of the transport of the 106 metre Oceanco Solar

Friday, 1 August 2014

Earlier this week we published the news that superyacht project Solar had arrived at the Oceanco shipyard in The Netherlands, where she will be completed. This video show the transportation of the hull to the yard. Solar designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, and measures 106 metres. Read More

Explorer superyacht Capella C sold

Friday, 1 August 2014

YDL Yachting and Fraser Yachts have sold the 59 metre expedition vessel, Capella C. Launched in 1968 by Scheepsbouwwerf Gebr. Pot, Capella C was originally used as a pilot vessel in the Dutch navy. In 1985 the vessel underwent an extensive refit, converting her to a luxury superyacht with guest accommodation for up to 22 guests over 12 cabins. Read More

ISA's 66 metre Granturismo now named Okto

Friday, 1 August 2014

Launched in May by ISA Yacht, the ISA 66 metre Granturismo, is now named Okto. One of our readers has send us this photo of the yacht, taken in Venice. Okto is a custom four deck superyacht designed to emphasise the outdoor experience of a yacht without compromising in space and comfort. Read More

Hull and superstructure of 34 metre Mulder joined

Friday, 1 August 2014

The 24th July saw the hull and superstructure of the Mulder 34 metre motoryacht BN 100 successfully joined together in the shipyard facility in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk, the Netherlands. The new superyacht will be the largest vessel Mulder have ever built, as well as the first yacht over 300 GT. Read More

Benetti's Giorgia offered for sale and charter

Friday, 1 August 2014

The 36.6 metre Benetti Classic 120 superyacht, Giorgia, has recently seen a price reduction by half a million euros, and is being offered with or without her 40 metre home berth in Port Vauban in Antibes. As she is also available for charter, clients may want to take the opportunity to charter her first. Read More

Holland Jachtbouw signs contract for a 51m schooner

Friday, 1 August 2014

Holland Jachtbouw has signed a contract to build a 51 metre schooner, designed by Dykstra Naval Achitects, due to launch in 2016. The aluminium yacht is a replica of the 1897, Rainbow II, later named Hamburg, and will be built traditionally, to modern Germanischer Lloyd certification. Read More

Superyacht Invictus in Capri

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The 66 metre Invictus, seen here in Capri yesterday, is designed by The Delta Design Group, who were responsible for both the naval architecture and exterior styling. Built by Delta Marine of Seattle, she features an interior by Diane Johnson of Diane Johnson Design.​ Read More

Mondo Marine Chairman buys into Bank Montepaschi Siena

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Alessandro Falciai, the Chairman of Mondo Marine SpA, has confirmed to SuperYachtTimes.com, his entry in the shareholding structure of the Bank Montepaschi Siena. Mr. Falciai confirms the news reported in the last days by the Italian press. Read More

41 Metre project under construction at JFA

Thursday, 31 July 2014

JFA Yachts has signed a contract for the completion, testing and delivering of a 41.14 metre motor yacht from Overing Yacht Design, a project that was started in Brazil at Inace. SuperYacht Times was the first to report on the project in 2013 prior to the recent announcement. Read More

Filippetti Yacht launches Navetta 30​ superyacht

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Filippetti Yacht has released the first photo of their new Navetta 30 ​ superyacht​, which was launched last month. This first yacht features a 6 cabin layout, with the owner's cabin located forward on the main deck, on a raised level to ensure better external view. Read More

Enigma XK partners with EYOS Expeditions

Thursday, 31 July 2014

​Luxury expedition yacht Enigma XK have announced a partnership with EYOS Expeditions. Beginning with the yachtʼs upcoming Antarctica season, 71 metre Enigma XK will work exclusively with EYOS on all its charters, aiming to introduce a level of luxury and adventure that until now has been unprecedented in expedition charter yachts. Read More

Superyacht Heureka delivered

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Holland Jachtbouw's latest superyacht, Heureka, has arrived in the Mediterranean, indicating she is now delivered to her owners. The 45 metre yacht is designed by Dixon Yacht Design. She features a concealed automatic bimini and dodger system and a telescopic lifting keel, engineered at Holland Jachtbouw. Read More

Superyacht Ol Mi Da off Monaco

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Ol Mi Da was built by Codecasa in Viareggio in 2004 as Andale. When she was bought by her second owners, who renamed her Grace E, she was refitted, and an extra deck was added onto her sundeck. She was again sold in 2013. Codecasa has had a huge success with this series of 50 metre superyachts. Read More

Dream Line Yachts unveils new range of yachts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dream Line Yachts has launched the first in their new line of superyachts, the 26 metre DreamLine. The DreamLine range will be expanded with the 30 metre DreamLine and will be followed by models 34, 40, 46 and 49 metres. Read More

Nautor's Swan announces sale of fourth Swan 115

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Nautor’s Swan has announced the sale of the fourth Swan 115, the 2014 flagship of the luxury Finnish brand and the largest in the SwanLine. The sale comes only six months after the sale of the first Swan 115, which is expected to be delivered summer 2015. Read More

Admiral launches sixth superyacht of 2014, Entourage

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Admiral has launched the 47 metre superyacht, Entourage, marking the sixth vessel to be launched by the company this year. Other launches this year include the 35 metre Foam, 40 metre Low Profile, 45 metre Flying Dragon and 37 metre Nono. Entourage is a trideck yacht with a full displacement steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Read More

Superyacht Olah sold

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Ocean Independence has sold the 47.50 metre Olah in an inhouse deal. Olah was built by ISA Yachts in 2005 to a design of Walter Franchini Architetto with an interior by Cristiano Gatto Design. The light and elegant interior of Olah accommodates up to 10 guests. Her asking price was €11,800,000. Read More

JFA Yachts unveils new explorer Vessel

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

JFA Yachts has recently unveiled further details of its 164’ Explorer Vessel, with naval architecture by Bill Dixon Design, and interiors by Franck Darnet Design. Four spacious cabins accommodate guests on the lower deck, whil​e the luxurious full beam master suite is located forward on the main deck, complete with private access to the fore deck. Read More

Superyacht Samar in Marseille

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Built by Devonport Yachts, Samar has been designed by H2 Yacht Design, Nick Meyers and Laurent Giles Naval Architects. Samar, seen here in Marseille on monday, is powered by triple Wärtsilä diesel-electric engines, which enable her to achieve a top speed of 17 knots and cruise at 12.5 knots. Read More

Video of 80 metre Chopi Chopi backing into Bonifacio

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Docking an 80 metre superyacht, is always exciting, and sometimes nerve-wracking to watch. To dock an 80 metre superyacht in Bonifacio even more so. This drone video shows superyacht Chopi Chopi being flawlessly backed into the narrow and long harbour on Corsica. Read More

Mulder launches the Mulder 98 Flybridge

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mulder Shipyard successfully launched the first 30.5 metre aluminium Mulder 98 Flybridge. The yacht is designed by Guido de Groot Design, with naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects. The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines with a capacity of 1600 hp each, offering a maximum speed of 22 knots. Read More

106 Metre sailing yacht arrives at Oceanco for completion

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Superyacht project Solar has arrived at the Oceanco shipyard in The Netherlands. The yacht is designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, and measures 106 metres. Solar is 15 metre wide and is in the 3000 GRT range. Her Dyna rig will push her to the speeds over 20 knots. Nuvolari & Lenard are responsible for both the exterior and interior design and decoration. Read More

Perini Navi completes mast stepping of Perseus 3

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Perini Navi has completed the mast stepping operation of Perseus 3. The sloop has been equipped with one of the tallest masts in the world, measuring 75.8 metres, weighing 16.4 tons. The mast is made out of carbon fibre, has had been delivered by Future Fibres. Read More

In Pictures: The recently delivered Heesen Elena

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Elena is the first of the newly styled vessels in the award-winning 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Her interior features contrasting fabrics of silk, wool and linen, that complement the subtle patterning and rich textures featured in the main saloon. Read More

Superyacht Solandge in Saint Tropez

Monday, 28 July 2014

The owner of the 85 metre Lürssen Solandge upgraded from a 63 metre Lürssen yacht, and has many years experience owning and chartering different types of yachts. With a length of 85.10 metres and a beam of 13.80 metres, she boasts extraordinary volumes. Lürssen will be exhibiting Solandge at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

The 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is held annually in Porto Cervo, Sardinia and open only to yachts over 18.29 metres in length. With a fierce level of competition and challenging and complex racecourses, the event provides a stern examination of a Maxi yacht’s capabilities. Read More

Motor yacht First Episode sold

Monday, 28 July 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International have confirmed the sale of the 25 metre motor yacht First Episode, which was sold last week in an inhouse deal. Built in 2001, First Episode was one of the few yachts from the successful Amer 82’ series available on the market. Read More

Leopard 34m Mariellina Gio Gio sold

Monday, 28 July 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International have sold the 34 metre Leopard sports yacht Mariellina Gio Gio. Jimmy Brodesson from Super Yachts London, introduced the buyer. Built for an experienced owner, she offers a bright and spacious interior finished in a chic modern style with light and dark stained oak and contemporary furnishings. Read More

Sunseeker Paloma sold

Monday, 28 July 2014

Our third sales announcement of today, can again be credited to Camper & Nicholsons International, who sold the 30 metre Sunseeker Paloma, lisyted for sale with CNI since April of this year. Featuring a large hydraulic swimming platform and a customised interior by Lina Botero. Read More

The refit of superyacht Queen Grace

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Horizon Group has ​recently re-delivered the 105-foot Horizon superyacht ​Queen Grace, following a refit. Queen Grace ​ was delivered at the end of 2008​ to the CEO of a famous Japanese chain of upscale, Michelin three-star rated French Restaurants​ , and was ​brought back to Horizon. Read More

Benetti delivers first Fast Displacement superyacht

Monday, 28 July 2014

Benetti has delivered superyacht Cheers 46, the first of Benetti's Fast Displacement series. She will make her world debut at upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014. The most distinguishing feature is the new D2P hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. Read More

The Top 100 largest superyachts in the world

Monday, 28 July 2014

We take another look at the 100 largest superyachts in the world, as there have been some changes in the list since the last time. We have included all delivered yachts that are still in service as a yacht today, as well as projects which are close to their final delivery date. The list will be updated whenever there are changes. Read More

New photos of Feadship Branzino

Monday, 28 July 2014

Sold in the spring, the new owner of the classic Bannenberg designed Feadship Branzino, wasted no time in getting her ready for the summer season. Following the sale, a short but effective refit was carried out in Italy. Her new owners have just sent us these photos of the yacht, taken last week by the owner in Saint Tropez. Read More

Superyacht of the Week Mondango 3

Sunday, 27 July 2014

At 56.4 metres, Mondango 3 is Alloy Yachts' latest impressive achievement, a sleek, elegant ketch built for experienced owners. Mondagno 3 is the owners' second collaboration with the acclaimed New Zealand shipyard, joined by a team from Dubois Naval Architects and Reymond Langton. Read More

Superyacht Lady Joy coming into Monaco

Friday, 25 July 2014

Superyacht Lady Joy, seen here coming into port in Monaco, is a 47 metre superyacht, built by Christensen Yachts in 2007. Lady Joy has a beautiful interior designed by Carol Williamson & Associates. Ltd. She features accommodation for up to 12 guests, in 6 large cabins, including a master stateroom forward on the main deck. Read More

Palmer Johnson SuperSport 48M launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

Following the roll out operation which we published earlier this week, Palmer Johnson have now launched project PJ265, the first SuperSport 48M. The yard says the SuperSport 48M "Redefines the most important parameters of yachting", which they claim is to have the most gorgeous shapes and still havethe space and comfort of a traditional yacht. Read More

Superyacht Mirage undergoing refit

Friday, 25 July 2014

American shipyard, Derecktor, have undertaken a major refit to the 40.2 metre Heesen jet boat, Mirage. The high speed design of Frank Mulder, timeless exterior styling of the late Gerhardt Gilgenast and her Art-Line interior combine to create a high performance... Read More

Overmarine sells Misunderstood

Friday, 25 July 2014

Overmarine tells us they have sold the Mangusta 130 Misunderstood, which was the third in a long line of Mangusta 130's to be built. The sale was made by Overmarine Group France, the new branch office run by Sales Manager Danilo Magnisi. Read More

European Institute of Yacht Design partners with IMITFair 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

With the European Institute of Yacht Design as new partner, the first international marine interiors trade fair and convention IMITFair 2014 gains additional importance as central focal point for the industry: The European Institute of Yacht Design, engaged in numerous ground-breaking projects all around state of the art yacht design. Read More

Numarine announce new 78 models

Friday, 25 July 2014

Numarine International has announced an innovative ‘facelift’ evolution of the shipyard’s 78 Hardtop and 78 Flybridge models.Company owner and CEO, Omer Malaz, comments, “introducing new models is a natural evolution... Read More

Riva celebrates anniversary with new Riva roundabout

Friday, 25 July 2014

Riva marked the shipyard’s 60th anniversary of the foundation of today’s shipyard yesterday in the municipality of Sarnico, Italy, with a roundabout dedicated to the iconic brand. The roundabout is a central point in Sarnico, and overlooks the beautiful Lake Iseo. Read More

Lürssen preparing today's launch of project Quantum Blue

Friday, 25 July 2014

Today, Lürssen is going to launch superyacht project Quantum Blue, from their facility in Vegesack. The yacht is designed by Tim Heywoord, and measures around 103 metres. SYT's Merijn de Waard is in Germany right now, and has just send us these live photos. We plan to bring you more photos of the actual launch later today. Read More

88.50 Metre Oceanco project 710 now launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

Earlier this week, Oceanco rolled out superyacht project 710, an 88.50 metre yacht designed by Espen Oeino. The yacht has since been moved to Rotterdam, where she was lowered into the water. From here, she has been taken back to the Oceanco yard for final completion. Read More

Exclusive: Quantum Blue launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

Lürssen has just launched superyacht project Quantum Blue, from their facility in Vegesack. The yacht is designed by Tim Heywoord, and measures around 103 metres. SYT's Merijn de Waard is in Germany right now, and has just send us these live photos. Read More

Superyacht ​La Pellegrina in Monaco

Thursday, 24 July 2014

La Pellegrina​, seen here two weeks ago in Monaco,​ was delivered by Couach Shipyard in 2012, and she was the first 50 metre 5000 Fly Couach. Fully built in Kevlar Carbon and developed on a military patrol hull design this yacht has impressive performances among which a top Speed of 28 knots and she has a transatlantic range. Read More

Sunreef Yachts delivers Sunreef Power with IPS System

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Even though the yacht may be a bit smaller than the ones we normally write about, we thought this new Sunreef's engine option was worth mentioning. 2013 saw Sunreef Yachts come together with VOLVO engineers to develop an IPS system installed for the first time in a power yacht. Read More

Two large sailing yachts visiting Ireland

Thursday, 24 July 2014

At SuperYachtTimes.com, we always enjoy seeing photos of yachts in unusual places. This week, we received photos from Ireland, where two large sailing yachts made their way to Dun Laoghaire Marina, located in the historic harbour of Dun Laoghaire on the southern shore of Dublin Bay. Read More

Superyacht Vitamin sold

Thursday, 24 July 2014

American company Moran Yacht & Ship has announced the successful sale of 37.4 metre superyacht, St. Vitamin. Launched in2005 by Astondoa, custom yacht St Vitamin comfortably accommodates 12 guests over 6 en-suite staterooms. Read More

Superyacht ​Bystander in Gibraltar

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The 42 metre Bystander was ordered by her Dutch owner as the replacement for his 32 metre Feadship, now called Santa Maria, from 1963. Bystander is used as a support vessel for the owner’s J Class yacht, Velsheda. She was built in France, at the JFA shipyard, and the design by Vripack and Rhoades Young Design is based on a 1930's work boat. Read More

SYX Special: Cruising in Antarctica

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The first organised passenger or commercial expedition to Antarctica was organised by Lars Eric Lindblad in 1966. Up until this point, the harsh yet fascinating continent had remained completely untouched by human civilisation, with no indigenous population and no record of being even seen my humans until the late 19th century. Read More

Motoryacht Elena B sold

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

YPI Brokerage has announced that they have found a buyer for the 26.6m Cantieri di Pisa, Elena B, which was being offered for sale by Fraser Yachts. Built in 2006 by Italian builders Cantieri di Pisa, Elena B is an advanced version of the yard’s popular Akhir 85 range and has been with the same owner since her delivery. Read More

In Pictures: The new Amels 212 Z

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Superyacht Z is the latest Amels 212​ to be delivered. She is ​a sistership​ to Imagine and Sea Rhapsody. ​ Compared to her sisterships, the yacht has a newly designed window configuration forward on the main deck, making her instantly recognizable. ​ She is designed by Tim Heywood, and features an interior by Andrew Winch interiors.​ She was photographed last week when she arrived in Gibraltar. Read More

New hydrogen tender concept

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

De Blanco, Naval Architecture & Yachts Design have designed a new powerboat, one of the first powerboats to be propelled by hydrogen. The 7 metre boat built completely in carbon fibre has been created to incorporate many functions, from a vessel ideal for enjoying water sports, to a family, day, or even party boat. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 41.5m superyacht Tania T

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Tania T. What is on offer? Read More

Tankoa Yachts unveils 50 metre superyacht S501

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Genova based shipyard, Tankoa Yachts, is proud to announce their latest design, the 50 metre motor yacht, S501. The company have confirmed that four clients have already shown interest in the new model, which will be available in two different hull designs. Read More

The 180 metre Azzam in Germany

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Azzam was delivered by Lürssen​ in ​ October 201​3​, and currently holds the title for being ​ the largestyacht in the world​, ​ with a length of 180 meters.​ Azzam's innovative and timeless design has been developed by Mario Pedol from Nauta Yachts. Inspiration came from Nauta's ​ previous​ design ​ projects, such as Light 80 and Light 90.​​ Read More

Oceanco rolls out 88.50 metre superyacht project 710

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Yesterday, Oceanco rolled out superyacht project 710, an 88.50 metre yacht designed by Espen Oeino. Not much is known about this yacht, the first design by Espen Oeino for Oceanco. The first photo appeared on Instagram yesterday. The yacht features a large master suite with private exterior deck and Jacuzzi, 2 VIP suites and 4 guest cabins. Read More

Managing Director Sunseeker steps down

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sunseeker has announced that, after five years’ service and having led the business through successive periods of ownership, Stewart McIntyre has confirmed his decision to step down as Managing Director and will leave the Sunseeker Group at the end of July 2014, to pursue other interests. Read More  

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - July/August 2014

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht World. Read More

In Pictures: Superyachts in Marseille

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Nikias Ioannidis has send us these photos of several large yachts in Marseille. Although not a typical superyacht destination, Marseille does get a fair amount of visiting yachts, probably due to its close proximity to some of the major refit yards. In these photos we see superyachts Monaco, Azzurra, Kate, Seahorse and AlfaNero. Read More

Superyacht Bliss delivered

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship ​ have​ announced ​ the delivery​ of one of their ​ new construction projects, the 52.4​ metre ​ Palmer Johnson Sport Yacht, Bliss. Formerly known as Project Apollo, this sleek and stylish motor yacht is a close sistership to DB9. Read More

Inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show held in August

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The first yachts are starting to arrive to participate in the inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show. The Sydney Superyacht Show will run from 1 to 3 August. The Show will be hosted at the Sydney Superyacht Marina, a venue that was purpose-built for superyachts during the 2000 Olympics.​​ Read More

Superyacht Mylin IV in Portofino

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mylin IV is an 61 metre Feadship, built in 1992 in Holland. The yacht was designed inhouse by Feadship, and she is styled by Donald Starkey. Some changes were made to the yacht's foredeck a couple of years ago. The area in front of her bridge now features higher bulwarks, better protecting the forward seating area. Read More

Sunseeker announces Custom 168 Sport Yacht for 2017

Monday, 21 July 2014

British luxury yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International, has announced its most ambitious project to date within its new custom line of Yachts, a 168 Sport Yacht – the largest ever Sunseeker to date in 2017.​ Read More

Admiral Impero 37 Nono launched

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Italian Sea Group has launched the 37 metre superyacht Nono, the fifth launch of the seven launches planned by the yard in 2014. Two more launches are scheduled to take place in the next few days. Nono is part of the new Impero Series by Admiral, designed by Luca Dini, with an interior design by the Admiral ‘Centro Stile’.Read More

So!Dalian looks back on successful first edition

Monday, 21 July 2014

The first edition of So!Dalian left a wake of good fortune on the Liaodong peninsula last week with a very successful 4 days filled with good press, wonderful feedback from exhibitors and a memorable experience for close to 8,000 visitors. The event left no doubt that Northern China is ready to become a consistent host of internationally acclaimed yachting events. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Azimut Grande 95RPH

Monday, 21 July 2014

Last April, Azimut Yachts celebrated the launch of the brand new addition to their exclusive Grande Collection: the Azimut Grande 95RPH. The collection's first launch since it was incorporated into the extensive Azimut family, Azimut Grande 95RPH showcases an overall sense of openness and light, with light interior designs combined with large windows. Read More

Superyacht Foam delivered

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Italian Sea Group has recently delivered superyacht Foam, a 35 metre full displacement yacht, with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The yacht has been fully customized by the owner, and was designed by the yard's in house design team. Read More

Strong bookings at Genoa Boat Show

Monday, 21 July 2014

Less than three months from the opening of the Genoa Boat Show, the stands have nearly all been booked, the show announces today.Confirmed participants so far are AB Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Maiora, Permare, Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi, and CRN, Montecarlo Yachts, Otam and SunseekerRead More

Palmer Johnson rolls out 48M SuperSport

Monday, 21 July 2014

US superyacht builder Palmer Johnson has just rolled out the first 48 metre Palmer Johnson SuperSport. The yacht features a piercing bow that is designed to reduce pitching, and to be 3 times more stable than a monohull. The yard came up with a slender main hull that increases efficiency with sponsons that have a positive effect on stability. Read More

The 52 metre superyacht Big Eagle underway

Friday, 18 July 2014

The 52 metre superyacht Big Eagle, was seen last week whilst leaving the port of Monaco. She was built in Japan by the Mie Zosen shipyard in 1980 as Grand Mudder and later renamed Lady Angela and Papa’s PlaceBig Eagle is a popular charter yacht, and offers accommodation for up to twelve guests in six staterooms. Read More

Ocean Alexander unveils OA 100 Motoryacht

Friday, 18 July 2014

Ocean Alexander has unveiled the new Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht, which will make a debut at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The new Ocean Alexander 100, designed by Evan K. Marshall, is designed with chartering as a high priority. Read More

First look on board superyacht Polaris

Friday, 18 July 2014

Rossi Navi have announced that they will bring superyacht Polaris to the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The yacht is the second yacht in the Prince Shark 49 series delivered by Rossi Navi. The first Prince Shark superyacht was Parum Jamuna IV, but even though the yachts look​ alike, they are very different inside. Read More

Video of the launch of the first Azimut77S

Friday, 18 July 2014

Azimut Yachts have launched the first yacht in their latest line, the Azimut 77S, set to make her world debut at the 2014 Cannes boat show. The exterior was designed by Stefano Righini whilst the interior is the work of Carlo Galeazzi. Four yachts in this series have already been sold. Read More

Jarrett Bay Boatworks to start new 27 metre project

Friday, 18 July 2014

Jarrett Bay Boatworks have announced that will start working on hull #62, an 88 feet sport fisherman. The yacht has already been on the drawing board for several months, and according to Jarrett Bay there is a lot of research and design still to follow, including virtual tank testing, high tech materials & weight studies. Read More

Princess delivers superyacht Solaris

Friday, 18 July 2014

Princess Yachts have recently delivered superyacht Solaris, the latest Princess 40M. Photographer Giovanni Romero captured her a week ago, when she arrived in Gibraltar on her maiden voyager. The yacht accommodated up to 10 guests, and her interior has been designed by Mark Berryman. Read More

New photo of seatrial of My Logica in Italy

Friday, 18 July 2014

Today, Luca Brenta Design published this facebook photo of one of the seatrials of the Logica 147-01 superyacht, named My Logica. Designed by Luca Brenta, My Logica features an interior by Martin Kemp Design. The yacht was launched in May, an event attended by SYT's Maarten Janssen. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Cheers 46

Friday, 18 July 2014

Benetti has launched superyacht Cheers 46, the first in their new Fast Displacement line of composite yachts. The line ncludes two models: the F-140’, and the F-125’. Cheers 46 is an F-140. With this new line, the boatyard intends to tap into a strong and as yet relatively unexplored market. Read More

Superyacht Volpini redelivered following refit at Amels

Friday, 18 July 2014

Amels have redelivered superyacht Volpini, following a major refit, which the Dutch yard describes as "nothing short of a rebirth while ensuring the integrity of the yacht’s original character." The scope of work included a full repaint, interior customisation, machinery and electronics upgrades. Read More

The 40 metre Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy Liliya in Monaco

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The 40 metre Liliya is the eight Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy that was delivered, and with a pearly-white hull she differs from all her siters. Superyacht Liliya was also built for Russian owners, and was seen last week in Monaco by SYT's Merijn de Waard, during the Solar1 event. Her interior features caneletto walnut, high gloss anigre wood, onyx and brown marble. Read More

Sunreef creates foldable mast

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sunreef Yachts has released this photo of a folding mast on one of its large 24 metre+ catamarans The mast was created specifically for one of Sunreef' s clients. The idea of a the folding mast came up in order to lower the airdraft from 38.5 metre to 24 metre. The carbon fiber mast folds forward in its middle section at a 90 degree angle. Read More

Whyko sells Sanlorenzo SD92 One My Way

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Whyko Company has announce​d​ the sale ​of a Sanlorenzo SD92, named One My Way, the 14th hull in this series, designed by Francesco Paszkowski. One My Way features a chic and bright interior, with the atmosphere of a casual, New England yacht club. Designed by Marty Lowe, it features white linen sofas, Berber carpets and Hermès chairs. Read More

Motor yacht Pink Shrimp sold

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Fraser Yachts has sold explorer yacht Pink Shrimp in an inhouse deal. Motor yacht Pink Shrimp was built in 2000 by Jemison and in 2010 she was converted to a luxury motor yacht by well-known yachtsman Jack Setton. Pink Shrimp was designed to be operated with a minimum crew and to be low-maintenance. Read More

Chinese shipyard Heysea signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Recently, the Chinese superyacht shipyard Heysea Yachts signed a contract for a 50 metre superyacht. The owner is no stranger to Heysea, he also owned an Heysea 60 and Heysea 82. The 50M superyacht is expected to be delivered by the end of 2016. The exterior design seems to be inspired by Kingship's Green Voyager. Read More

Heesen superyacht project Hé sold

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Heesen Yachts has sold the 47 metre displacement project YN 16947, also known as Project . The yacht is designed by Omega Architects, and she has a well-engineered round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63. Hé's range is 4.000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 35.5 metre Abeking & Rasmussen Tiziana

Thursday, 17 July 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Tiziana. Read More

Perini to bring Perseus 3 and Grace E to Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Perini Navi will present two new yachts in Monaco this year. The 60 metre sloop Perseus 3, and the 73 metre Grace E. For the first time ever on a Perini, Perseus 3 is equipped with a carbon bowsprit. The larger downwind sailing areas gained by this feature, together with Perseus 3’s massive 840 square metre main sail, increases her sail area by 30%. Read More

Superyacht Hermitage at night

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The 68.5 metre Lürssen Hermitage was delivered in 2011, to a design by Espen Oeino, and she features a modern interior by the design team of Andrew Winch. Moran Yacht & Ship sold the yacht, and also oversaw the complete construction.The yacht was shot here in Port Vauban in Antibes at night in the summer of 2013. Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Alamshar

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Last week we reported the delivery of superyacht Alamshar, by Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. Although the delivery of a new 50 metre superyacht is always interesting, the delivery of Alamshar is all the more interesting, given the fact that her propulsion package is one of the most powerful ever put on a 50 metre yacht. Read More

Wally 105 Nariida refit completed at Baltic

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

On the 9th of May the Luca Brenta designed Wally 105 Nariida was launched at the waterfront facilities of Baltic Yachts in Jakobstad, after having spent 9 months undergoing a refit. Nariida was Baltics first refit project on a yacht they did not build themselves. The 32 metre Nariida was built in 1994, using high-tech methods and materials. Read More

5 Inspirational superyacht beach clubs

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Beach clubs have just about become standard on new large yachts. They allow guests to be in close contact to the sea, whilst still surrounded in total luxury. Our team has put together our top 5 of amazing beach clubs. ​​One of Pegasus V's most striking features is her Beach Club, which doubles as the tender garage. Read More

Oculus Technologies launches Engine Room App

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Oculus Technologies have taken their experience in the field of interactive onboard infotainment to a new and more in-depth “technical” level. Their latest software development offers a virtual and interactive experience of the heart of the yacht and the technical systems that keep her running. Read More

Debuts and returning brands sign up to Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Support for next year's edition of the Singapore Yacht Show continues to build, with 11 further companies signing up in recent weeks to display their products and services. Recently confirmed names for the fifth edition are Aquila Yachts, Cigisped, Complete Marine Freight, Grand Banks, Hong Seh Marine, Multihull Solutions, Northrop & Johnson Asia. Read More

Dates announced for the new Phuket Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have announced that they will also be organizing a new event, set for 2015. The Phuket Yacht Show will launch at Thailand’s Phuket Yacht Haven from 13 to 15 February 2015. The show will combine yacht charter, the boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. Read More

Sailing yacht Psyrax sold

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ocean Independence has sold superyacht Psyrax, with Van der Vliet Quality Yachts representing the new owner. This Nordia 100 was sold in what is arguably one of the fastest deals of the summer. From initial sea trial to the change of ownership, took just one week. The yacht is reported to be in great condition. Read More

Superyacht Hadia in Malaga

Monday, 14 July 2014

Superyacht Hadia, seen here ​last week in Malaga by Charl Van Rooy, was built by Hakvoort in The Netherlands in 2006, to a design by Espen Oeino. Originally launched as JeMaSa, she features naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. Her engine room houses two Caterpillar diesel engines, each with an output of of 1380hp. Read More

Superyacht Heritage III sold

Monday, 14 July 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International has announced the sale of superyacht Heritage III. International Yacht Collection introduced the buyer in this transaction. Launched in 2007, the 38 metre Broward Heritage III can accommodate 10 guests in 5 staterooms. She was for sale asking $7,595,000. Read More

HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II congratulates Solar1

Monday, 14 July 2014

The departure from Quai Louis II of the giant 30m PlanetSolar catamaran with 512m2 of photovoltaic panels signalled the end of the Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup, the first race for boats powered by the sun on the open sea in the Mediterranean. Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States.​ Read More

Delta superyacht D'Natalin sold

Monday, 14 July 2014

IYC and Merle Wood & Associates have sold the Delta D’Natalin. IYC acted as the selling broker, and Merle Wood & Associates represented the buyers. D’Natalin is a 46.10 metre supertyacht, built by Delta in 1996. The yacht had a major refit in 2003. Built by Delta Marine in Seattle, Washington, the yacht is a full displacement yacht. Read More

Mangusta 80 Hakuna Matata sold

Monday, 14 July 2014

Edmiston have announced the sale of the 24.4 metre motor yacht Hakuna Matata, representing both seller and buyer in this transaction. Her interior featuring a classic design and luxurious furnishings. She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins and boasts a maximum speed of 40 knots. Read More

Rossinavi unveils superyacht concept Poseidon

Monday, 14 July 2014

Following the release of the Palladium concept last week, Rossinavi have now released another superyacht concept design, also by the hand of Enrico Gobbi and his Team 4 Design. Poseidon is a luxury 44 metre, aluminium, four-deck superyacht, inspired by expedition vessels. Read More

Daniel Ziriakus appointed as COO at N&J

Monday, 14 July 2014

Northrop & Johnson has announce the arrival of Daniel Ziriakus as chief operating officer (COO). This is not the first time Daniel has moved to N&J. In 2010, Daniel already made the move to Northrop & Johnson as Director of Marketing where he reorganized the brand, taking it through a global repositioning. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The 61 metre Saramour

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design and with naval architecture by the CRN technical department, the 61.3 metre Saramour boasts clean and essential lines as well as a minimalistic style. Many aspects of the yachts design were in close cooperation with the owner’s individual desires and requirements, resulting in a yacht close to the owner’s heart. Read More

Superyacht Kirkland at anchor yesterday in Monaco

Friday, 11 July 2014

This 34 metre twin screw diesel displacement exporer superyacht was built by Brooke Yachts International Ltd. in 1993, and was delivered as superyacht Kiring. The yacht is designed by Terence Disdale Design. Her layout is interesting, as there is an office located just above the bridge, which offers a 180 degrees panoramic forward view. Read More

Rossinavi unveils 48 metre Palladium by T4D

Friday, 11 July 2014

The 48 metre tri-deck superyacht, Palladium, from Rossinavi was designed by Enrico Gobbi from T4D, with a particular emphasis on the lighting design, and boasts naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects. Powered by 2 x MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, she has a maximum speed of 19 knots​. Read More

First ever solar-powered sea race kicks off

Friday, 11 July 2014

"Welcome to the future! Solar1 races was created to promote the use of solar power in our everyday lives, which I strongly believe in. I see it as a great opportunity to animate and excite a new generation, whilst also focusing their attention on important issues such as renewable energy." It was with these words that Sergei Dobroserdov, President of Solar1. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup

Friday, 11 July 2014

Yesterday Solar1 launched the first edition of the Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup, the first solar boat race to be held on the open sea and in the Mediterranean, and the first of many events aimed not only to entertain, but also to educate people in the progress and capabilities of solar power. Read More

Interview with the CEO of Solar1, Sergei Dobroserdov

Friday, 11 July 2014

Solar1 Races is one of the leading - and most innovative - organisations dedicated to the development of the use of solar power in a bid for a better, brighter and ultimately much more green future. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard is currently at the show, and had the chance to talk with CEO of Solar1, Sergei Dobroserdov. Read More

Speaking to Benetti's Giordano Pellacani at SO!Dalian

Friday, 11 July 2014

Set in the spectacular grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN enjoyed a successful first edition from the 6th to 12th July, with an intriguing combination of yachts, marketing and events. SYT’s Merijn de Waard attended the show, and had the opportunity to talk to general manager of Benetti Asia, Giordano Pellacani. Read More

Yard, designers and broker comment on the launch of 95m Kismet

Friday, 11 July 2014

Lürssen has commented on the successful launching and unveiling of project Global, which will soon be named Kismet. She is built for a repeat and very experienced client, who up-graded from his former 68 m Lürssen yacht. Kismet will be an exciting addition to the global charter fleet and is available through Moran Yacht & Ship. Read More

The importance of early tsunami alerts

Friday, 11 July 2014

Within the past decade, two major tsunamis have impacted entire ocean basins: The tsunami that was generated from an earthquake near Sumatra in 2004 and another offshore Japan in 2011. Since then, technology and advisories on these events have improved greatly in providing warnings to coastal areas and mariners at sea for such large events. Read More

Exclusive superyacht area at Genoa show

Friday, 11 July 2014

The countdown has started, with just three months to go to the biggest nautical trade show in Italy, scheduled from 1st to 6th October 2014. "The Genoa Boat Show," said the Boat Show Manager Alessandro Campagna, "is an important vehicle for promoting and raising awareness on Italian excellence in the nautical and tourist fields." Read More

Talking with Vripack on the first Solar1 race day

Friday, 11 July 2014

’’I think today we prove that solar boat racing is absolutely big fun’’, Marnix Hoekstra says with a huge smile on his face, when we ask him how his day went. I sat down with Marnix after the first day of racing at the Solar1 Cup, at the brand new yacht club in Monaco. Read More

The Ital Yachts 43 Elsea underway

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Elsea, seen here at relatively modest speed in the South of France, is a Ital Yachts 43m. Built for speed, she cruises at a cruising speed of 30 knots and Elsea has a top speed of 35 knots, all thanks to her three 2400hp MTU 2000M94 engines, which drive her SII Kamewa 71BII Kamewa Boosters. She features a modern interior designed by Gatto. Read More

Üldas Design unveils superyacht concept Dubai 49

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Turkish design company Üldas Design have presented the latest designs for the 49 metre superyacht project, Dubai 49. The vessel’s naval architecture is by Özgün Yacht Design. The model boasts accommodation for up to twelve guests over four guest cabins, one VIP cabin and an expansive area of 50sqm dedicated specifically to the owner. Read More

Sailing yacht Ithaka sold

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Van der Vliet has sold the Doug Peterson designed Jongert 2700M Ithaka, together with Haas, who introduced the buyers. Ithaka is the 5th Jongert 2700M, one of the most successful semi-custom designs ever. The yacht's whole aft deck and the two outside steering positions were re-designed and offer a lot more open space than the models before. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 35.5m superyacht JBH

Thursday, 10 July 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht JBH. Read More

Couach shipyard delivers superyacht Belongers

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Couach shipyard has announced the delivery of their second 50 metre yacht, Belongers. After extensive sea trials, Couach are pleased with the impressive results due to several technological innovations. The 49.90 metre vessel boasts unparalleled navigation with Silentcab and VRS (Vibration Reduced System) technology. Read More

Sneak preview of 61 metre superyacht Saramour

Thursday, 10 July 2014

CRN launched the 61.3 metre superyacht Saramour privately in March 2014. I visited the yacht in Italy last month, and we will publish an in-depth article about her later this week, but we would already like to share some of the yacht's images with you. She was designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design and with naval architecture by the CRN. Read More

Feadship Siran in Gibraltar

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Bannenberg designed Siran was built by Feadship in 1991. At the time of her launch she was probably the most luxurious and complex yacht ever built by Feadship, pushing the boundaries of what was thought possible by incorporating huge laminated glass windows, a 40 ton floating stairway in onyx, and gold, an aft-winding stairway extending over two decks. Read More

Superyacht Sokar sold

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The latest inhouse superyacht sale by Burgess is the 63.70 metre superyacht Sokar. The iconic motor yacht is one of the outstanding yachts of her era and was on the market with an asking price of $ 15,900,000. Designed and built by the Italian Codecasa shipyard, Sokar was comprehensively refitted at Abeking and Rasmussen in 1997/9​. Read More

Sunreef Yachts reveals its newest catamaran

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sunreef Yachts Ultimate Range of fast performance cruisers from 70 to 170 feet in length was successfully launched in 2010, a sophisticated design line of ultra-modern, high-performance sailing catamarans with environmentally friendly elements. The company have recently announced the latest superyacht in the line - Sunreef 165 Ultimate. Read More

Speaking to Lürssen's Michael Breman at SO!Dalian

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The inaugural SO! Dalian show took place from the 3rd to the 6th July, and aimed to promote and support the development of a ‘boating way of life’ in Northern China, as well as promote Dalian as a major tourist destination. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard caught up with Michael Breman of Lürssen Yachts. Read More

Jona Kan of Silver Yachts at SO!Dalian

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard attended SO! Dalian in Northern China recently, where he was able to interview Jona Kan, director of sales for Australian shipyard, Silver Yachts. Silver Yachts currently specialise in building vessels between 70 to 100 metres in length, problematic in an Asian market where bigger boats are of a rarity and demand is low. Read More

Interview with SO! Dalian founder, Delphine Lignieres

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

At least three years in the making, SO! Dalian is China’s only boating event in Northern China, with the first edition successfully held from the 3rd - 6th July. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard attended the show and had the pleasure of talking to show founder and organiser, Delphine Lignieres. Read More

Pastrovich Studio's unique yachting concept

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pastrovich Studio has just released the latest superyacht concept from the Monaco based designer, Stefano Pastrovich. The studio describes the 77 metre X R-Evolution as a vessel with a ‘cool silhouette’ and ‘unlimited exploration.’ In place of guest suites on board X R-Evolution are daughter vessels. Read More

VBH adds Ming steward call system to product range

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

​Provider of luxury technology and IT systems for superyachts, VBH, have introduced the Ming steward call system alongside its own steward call technology to its superyacht clients. The system is exceptionally easy to use with a compact cylinder and a single, large button on the top. Read More

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar arrives in Monaco for Solar1 Cup

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup has been established to promote solar power technologies, innovation and sustainable energy alternatives to keep our oceans and environment clean and well as creating an exhilarating event. The Cup provides the opportunity to compete and showcase exciting new designs, technological and sporting strengths. Read More

Sanlorenzo will present 2 new models at Cannes & Genoa

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sanlorenzo have announced they will officially present two new models, SL118 and SD112, at the upcoming Cannes and Genoa boat shows. The Sanlorenzo SD112 is a 33.6 metre superyacht built to enhance the renowned Sanlorenzo semidisplacement fibreglass line with a model that positions itself between the two existing models, SD92 and SD126. Read More

Yachting Developments complete major refit on Swan 90 Spirit

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New Zealand superyacht new build and refit yard, Yachting Developments, have announced the completion of a major refit on the 27.5 metre Swan 90 Spirit. Yachting Developments refit workbook includes the 18 month refit of J-Class Endeavour (JK4), which won the World Superyacht Award for best refitted yacht last year. Read More

Lürssen launches 94m superyacht Kismet II

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Lürssen has launched the 94 metre superyacht Kismet IIThe spectacular superyacht is the successor to the 223-foot Kismet, which was completed in 2007, which was recently renamed Global. Interestingly, Kismet II's project name was Global. Read More

The classic superyacht Santa Maria at anchor

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The 32 meter Santa Maria ​was ​ built by Feadship for Henry Ford II ​ in 1963​. Negotiations were held in a plus 5th Avenue apartment overlooking Central Park, and the 32.90m (107'1'') Santa Maria was ordered within a forth night, at that time the most expensive Feadship ever built. ​The yacht is nowadays part of the Feadship Heritage Fleet.​ Read More

Superyacht concept project Giatana unveiled

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

De Blanco Naval Architecture & Yachts Design have announced a new 78.76 metre project, superyacht Giatana. The open aft main deck is a spacious area ideal for sunbathing and socialising, whilst the forward main deck boasts an eight person Jacuzzi as well as a helipad which can also be utilised for lounging and entertainment. Read More

Dutch superyacht broker Holland Yacht Partners

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

After 15 years of experience as a yacht broker based primarily in the Mediterranean, Derk Jan Rolff decided to start his very own brokerage house in his native country of the Netherlands, and thus Holland Yacht Partners was born. The Dutch shipyards are strongly represented amongst the most prestigious builders of superyachts. Read More

Photos of superyacht professionals at SO!Dalian

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The first edition of SO!Dalian took place in Dalian from July 3rd to 6th at the East Port Marina, one of North China’s best yachting facilities. SYT's Merijn de Waard visited the event, and took these photos of some of the show's visitors and exhibitors. Read More

Superyacht D’Natalin IV delivered

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Christensen Shipyards has delivered the composite 49.9 metre tri-deck custom series D’Natalin IV to her owner. D’Natalin IV was christened by her owners in a ceremony at Gig Harbor Yacht Club. Christensen describes this in-house designed superyacht as a "modern and classic, featuring a mascluline reverse-shear bow". Read More

Chartering superyacht Aurora in Greece

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

20% of the total land mass of the beautiful country of Greece is made up of over 3000 islands and islets. Over 15,000 kilometres of beautiful coastline, it's almost as if the country were made for sailing. Crystal, azure waters, a Mediterranean climate, food to die for and world renowned rich history at every corner, Greece makes for an enchanting getaway. Read More

Icon completes refit of Feadship Princess Too

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Icon Yachts have completed the refit of superyacht Princess Too. During the refit, the yacht's teak decking has been repaired and re-caulked. In this process the original black caulking was replaced by a modern looking grey colored caulking which complements the new exterior color scheme. Read More

Superyacht Tuscan Sun in Gibraltar

Monday, 7 July 2014

The 44.8 metre​ ​ ​superyacht Tuscan Sun was built in 2006 by Izar ​in Spain, to a design by Reymond Langton. ​She offers ​six stateroom and can accommodate twelve guests​, and a crew of nine. ​ The yacht is powered by twin 2250 hp Caterpillar engines, and she has a range of 3300 nautical miles. The yacht was sold to her current clients earlier this month.​ Read More

Superyacht Alamshar delivered

Monday, 7 July 2014

Following a lengthy construction period, spanning in excess of 13 years, Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth has delivered the 49.9 metre superyacht Alamshar. The waterjet propelled yacht, designed by Pininfarina, is powered by six gas turbines, yet is also able to cruise using just one of her six engines, for better fuel efficiency. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet returns to its roots

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet organised a rendezvous for all of its classic yachts during the weekend of 28 June. In homage to the fleet’s roots, eighteen classic yachts gathered at the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer. The SuperYachtTimes.com team attended the event, and cruised along on the newly refitted classic Feadship Katja. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of SO!Dalian

Monday, 7 July 2014

The first edition of SO!Dalian took place in Dalian from July 3rd to 6th at the East Port Marina, one of North China’s best yachting facilities. Located East of Beijing on Bohai Bay, Dalian is already the destination of choice for China’s northern elite. East Port Marina is a unique place, which can easily accommodate superyachts... Read More

Speaking with NDA at SO!Dalian about Chinese yachting sector

Monday, 7 July 2014

NDA is a French company established in China in 2001. Specialising in comprehensive design, including architecture, planning and interior design, NDA are pioneers of the China boating industry and have big plans for the future development of this sector. We recently talked to Laura Qiu, NDA's Vice President and Business Director, who explained this movement. Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Kibo in Scandinavia

Monday, 7 July 2014

As​ Abeking & Rasmussen’s latest superyacht Kibo continues her Scandinavian cruise, more and more readers are sending us their pictures of the yacht. ​We've put together a small selection of photos of the 81.8 metre superyacht,​ design​ed​ by Terence Disdale Design, taken in Sweden​ and Norway, where the yacht is now docked in Oslo​. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: My Paradis

Saturday, 5 July 2014

The new motor yacht, My Paradis, from renowned Italian shipyard, Benetti, is the first of three 108 foot Tradition Supremes, the new entry level tri-deck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line. The new Tradition Supreme 108’ evolves Benetti Class range lines by introducing innovative new design features and functions​. Read More

The 35 metre superyacht JBH at anchor

Friday, 4 July 2014

The ​35 metre superyacht JBH, seen here in 2012 off Monaco, was built by Lübeck Yacht in Germany ​and she was delivered in 2011. ​ Built to Germanischer Lloyd and MCA standards, she features an Egg & Dart interior​, and she can accommodate 8 ​guests ​in 4 cabins including a full width master and VIP stateroom.​ She is powered by twin ​MAN 1085hp engines. Read More

Superyacht Larissa sold

Friday, 4 July 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI) have confirmed the sale of the 38.63 metre Larissa. Built by Sunseeker in 2010, Larissa is a wonderful example of the Predator 130 model from this legendary line. She offers accommodation for up to 12 Guests in 5 cabins, 1 master stateroom, 2 double guest staterooms and 2 twin guest cabins with Pullmans. Read More

Fire destroys 39 metre sailing yacht Gem

Friday, 4 July 2014

Yesterday morning, a fire destroyed the 39.6 metre gulet Gem in Turkey. The wooden yacht was built by Aegean Yachts in 1998, and has been active on the charter market. It is still unclear what caused the fire, and we do not know yet if there were any injuries on board. This photo of her was taken some time ago, by SYT's Merijn.​ Read More

Oceanic Yachts 90’ to debut in Cannes

Friday, 4 July 2014

Oceanic Yachts 90’ is the new line of yachts built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia - Canados. The first hull in the series, Oceanic 90’ STS and named Dolce Vita, will make it’s debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014 from the 9th to the 14th of September. Dolce Vita lives up to the line’s philosophy of extended outdoor and indoor living volumes. Read More

Designer comments on launch of Forever One

Friday, 4 July 2014

The 28th June saw Italian shipyard ISA Yachts launch the 54 metre motoryacht, Forever One, from their facilities in Ancona. The exterior design and the general layout were designed by Horacio Bozzo, while the naval architecture and the engineering were developed by Axis Group Yacht Design in collaboration with ISA.​ Read More

Respected member of the charter community, Rikki Davis, passes away

Friday, 4 July 2014

The team at Churchill Yacht Partners have sadly announced the death of Rikki Davis on June 29th. Rikki was an icon in the industry, being one of the pioneers in the world of yacht charter. "Rikki lived life to the fullest, and when she wasn't out conquering and exploring the world, she was a devoted wife and animal lover. She earned every bit of success she enjoyed." Read More

Closer look at Central Yacht Project Aascher

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Central Yacht Project Aascher is an innovative modern design study featuring strong angular lines allied to modern efficient space planning. The novel feature of the vessel is the three level interconnected entertainment space running through the upper deck, sun deck and observation deck. The areas are connected but separate. Read More

Baglietto launches 46-metre displacement superyacht

Friday, 4 July 2014

Baglietto ​have launched their 46-metre steel and aluminium displacement superyacht. ​The yacht is ​Designed by Francesco Paszkowski ​. The yard released the first photos on their Facebook page. ​She​ features a large beach club ​ aft on the lower deck, and the main deck includes a living area, a dining area and the master stateroom. Read More

Lürssen completes refit on 68.15m Global (ex Kismet)

Friday, 4 July 2014

Lürssen has completed the refit on 68.15 metre superyacht Global, formerly known as Kismet and launched in 2007. She left the shipyard at the end of June and is currently in the Mediterranean. Tim Morley of Morley Yachts describes the project as, "a great credit to Lürssen’s refit team and the contractors who undertook the work." Read More

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 approaching fast

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is approaching fast, and in a little under two months will be gracing Porto Cervo, Sardinia, for an exciting event for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike. One of the competition's most contested divisions is the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of SO!Dalian

Friday, 4 July 2014

Set in the stunning grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN kicked off its first edition this week, with an intriguing combination of yachts on display as well as marketing and events, including the Beach Polo World Cup supported by the International Beach Polo Federation. Read More

The Cantieri di Pisa Cap de Quers at anchor

Thursday, 3 July 2014

C​ap de Quers is ​one of two sisterships delivered by Cantieri di Pisa​, the other one being Element. At just over 43 metres ​, she features three full decks, whilst maintaining the signature Cantieri di Pisa look. Superyacht C​ap de Quers features a substantial owner’s suite on ​upper deck , and a ​large main deck VIP cabin forward ​, as well as 6 further cabins. Read More

High speed, long range 75m superyacht concept

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Central Yacht, a partnership of architects, engineers and captains with extensive experience of significant yachts worldwide, have talked to SYT about one of their most innovative projects, based on an length of 70-75 metres, and looks at the achievement of ultra-high speeds combined with long-range cruising and to be able to use standard marina facilities. Read More

Closer look at Su Marine Yachts 40 metre Vay

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Delivered in 2013 by Turkish shipyard, Su Marine Yachts, 40m superyacht Vay boasts an interior design by Su Marine Yachts with exterior and naval architecture both undertaken by Taka Yachts. She accommodates guests over one luxurious master cabin, two VIP cabins and two guest cabins , all in a rich but simple design and warm and welcoming colour scheme.​ Read More

45m Feadship Ancallia successfully delivered to her Owners

Thursday, 3 July 2014

​The 45.77m Feadship Ancallia, formerly Dream Seeker, has been delivered to her experienced Owners following a three year complete rebuild from a bare hull to an extremely high specification. She has been brought entirely upto date with modern technologies whilst being sympathetic to her original style and features an exquisite new interior. Read More

First look on board superyacht The Highlander

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Measuring 49.45 metres, the infamous Feadship yacht Highlander (previously named The Highlander) was originally launched in 1986 for the publisher of Forbes magazine and, after an extensive refit by Derecktor shipyard completed in 2014 and for the first time in history, she is now available for charter. Read More

The Interior refit of superyacht Amore Mio II

Thursday, 3 July 2014

FM - Architettura d'Interni has announced the successful refit of Amore Mio II (ex. Sea Jewel) in conjunction with CPN Shipyard Ancona, launched by Abeking & Rasmussen vessel in 1997. The project begun in January and was delivered at the end of May. The refit included an overhaul of all of the interior spaces. Read More

The 61.8 metre superyacht RoMa

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The 61.80 metre RoMa was the second superyacht built by VSY, and like her sistership, now named Sealyon, she features exterior design by Espen Oeino Design. The stylish interior of RoMa has been designed by the Hamburg based studio Newcruise. Her accommodation is arranged with a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck. Read More

Chartering superyacht Nomi this summer

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

With her inviting and warm brand of hospitality, superyacht Nomi is as charming as she is capable of presenting her guests with an experience to remember. Built in 1997 by Picchioti Yachts, and having recently undergone an extensive refit, this 30.48 metre superyacht simply knows how to charm, pamper and relax her guests. Read More

SO! Dalian signs partnership with city of Deauville

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The famous Norman city of Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in the North of France, will be celebrated during the coming SO! Dalian event. The inaugural event will be held from the 3rd to the 6th July, and aims to promote and support the development of a "boating way of life" in Northern China. Read More

First leg of the 2014 Trophee Bailli de Suffren

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The rough conditions took their toll in the first leg of the 13th edition of Trophee Bailli de Suffren, with yachts Cin Cin and Noryema both retiring, and drama at the finish line for Irina VII. A close finish between Irina VII and Amadour was seen in the early hours of Monday morning. Irina VII finished fourth in the race, only five seconds behind Amadour. Read More

The Next Episode to be displayed in Cannes

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Next Episode is the 27.20 metre superyacht from Wim van der Valk, with interior and exterior designs by Guido de Groot Design. A clear and modern style throughout, she boasts a spacious main deck, in which both salon and luxurious al fresco dining areas are placed together with a closable galley. Guests are accommodated over four cosy guest cabins. Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Venus

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The radically designed 78.20 metre superyacht Venus is one of the world's most talked about yachts in the past couple of years. Launched in 2012 by Feadship, the vessel boasts naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects and was designed by the renowned Philippe Starck, in collaboration with the late Steve Jobs. Read More

Burger unveils 65 metre superyacht concept

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The latest superyacht concept from US shipyard, Burger Boats, is a 65.23 metre project with interior and naval architecture design both in collaboration with Gregory. C. Marshall and the in-house Burger Boats team. Burger 214 boasts a large sun deck with three internal decks, comfortably accommodating a total of 12 guests on board. Read More

Latest news from Solar1 Races

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

With the inaugural Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup fast approaching, the Solar1 team as well as all of the participants have been busy preparing for the big event. The Tu Delft team have recently been working on the weight of their boat as well as optimisation. Managing to reduce to the weight to only 90kg in total, they've also given their vessel drive an upgrade. Read More

Superyacht Drizzle in Antibes

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

It is easy to confuse the 67 ​metre ​(220’8”) Feadship ​Drizzle for the 55 metre Feadship Madsummer, which at one point was also called Drizzle. The yachts look alike, but looks can be deceiving, as Drizzle is almost twice as large in terms of volume. Drizzle has a gross tonnage of nearly 1270 tons, whereas Madsummer has a gross tonnage of 780 tons. Read More

Marina of the month: Vilanova Grand Marina - Barcelona

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

For so many reasons, Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona is the place to be for superyacht captains and crewmembers. The Marina is the first one in the Mediterranean exclusively conceived and designed for superyachts, intended to offer them the best services they deserve for a perfect stay. Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona is strategically located. Read More

Ivan Erdevicki renames design company ER Yacht Design

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada has renamed the business. From 1st July the company will be known as ER Yacht Design. The image, style and ethos of the design company remains the same as does the legal entity, registration and the head office in Vancouver, Canada. The contact remain the same. Read More

First Edition of SO! DALIAN kicks off this week

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Set in the stunning grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN is gearing up for its first edition with an intriguing combination of yachts on display as well as marketing and events, including the Beach Polo World Cup supported by the International Beach Polo Federation. Read More

Video of superyacht Vellmari crossing the Corinth Channel

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

In this time lapse video, the 48 metre superyacht Vellmari​ ​is seen going through the Corinth Channel in Greece. ​ ​The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, and was completed in 1893. It is 6.4 kilometres in length and only 21.4 metres wide at its base. Read More

Inaugural Frers Cup comes to dramatic conclusion

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The inaugural Frers Cup came to a dramatic conclusion on the race course with three Maxis tied on points for second place, with less than a minute deciding the eventual podium positions. The penultimate party at the Frers Cup was just as dramatic but much more relaxed.The final day of the Frers Cup took place on Saturday 28 June. Read More

Unknown Turkish superyacht indentified

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Last week, we published a photo of a new superyacht, taken in Istanbul. We asked our reader to help us identify the yacht. Thanks to some of those readers, we can now reveal that the yacht is named Ceydam, and that she was built by VBG​ Superyachts​​. Her ​length is 41​ ​metres and she was built in Yalova Turkey.​ Read More

ISA launches 54 metre superyacht Forever One

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

On June 28th, ​ ISA Yachts launched ​the 54 metre full displacement custom superyacht Forever One. ​The yacht features a distinctive ​reverse bow​, and​ is designed by Horacio Bozzo Design​. Her interior interior design is by Alessandro Massari/Studio Massari. Forever One ​features a private Owner's deck ​with​ a private balcony. Read More

Solar1 - Solar Grand Prix Monaco schedule

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

As competitors and spectators gather to celebrate this unique moment in nautical history, the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco will be at the centre of an exciting few days of activity. This 3-day programme will consist of 2 days of racing (11-12th July) complemented by a great range of supporting events and celebrations. Read More

Solar1 - Official Race Courses

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Over the course of a thrilling July weekend, competitors from all over the planet will gather to fight it out for the first ever ‘green’ crown in powerboat racing. The boats will be put through their paces in the beautiful Monaco waters, with teams going head-to-head in three categories of race that test speed, endurance and manoeuvrability. Read More

​Superyacht Amadeus in Portofino​

Monday, 30 June 2014

Amadeus ​, seen here in Portofino last week,​ was built in 1969 by Neue Jadewerft. Initially, Amadeus served as a research vessel but in 2006 she was converted into a private yacht by Jade Yachts ​ in Taiwan​. Her exterior redesign was ​done by Reymond Langdon Design and Francois Zuretti ​styled her luxurious interior. Read More

The refit of superyacht Turquoise

Monday, 30 June 2014

Superyacht Turquoise has recently completed a successful refit. The new owners of the 55.40 metre motoryacht Turquoise built in 2011 by Turkish company, Proteksan Turquoise Yachts, purchased the yacht in December, and asked H2 Yacht Design to undertake the refit project. The new owners of the yacht had enjoyed charters on board Talisman Maiton. Read More

Spectacular conditions on day two of the Frers Cup

Monday, 30 June 2014

Saturday's race was delayed by an hour on Day Two of the Frers Cup but it was well worth the wait. After the gentle north easterly breeze settled, a windward leeward course was laid just off Favignana for the second race of the regatta. Mystery got away to a great start staying in the shadow of Favigana and was rewarded with lifting pressure. Read More

Fiat uses Chopi Chopi in international advertising campaign

Monday, 30 June 2014

The flagship of the Ancona shipyard, Chopi Chopi, stands out in the new advertising campaign for the launch of the Fiat 500 Cult into the European market. The 80 metre superyacht is displayed in all its majesty in the commercial which was created by the Leo Burnett agency and directed by Ago Panini. Read More

Gulf Craft appoints new CEO

Monday, 30 June 2014

Gulf Craft today announced the promotion of Erwin Bamps to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company, following a meeting of the Board that recognized Bamps' sterling contribution to growing the company's international scale and presence. Bamps joined Gulf Craft in 2002 and has been instrumental in building the business. Read More

Perini Navi launches superyacht Perseus 3

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Perini Navi Group has launched Perseus 3, the second yacht in their new generation 60 metre series, at their Viareggio shipyard. This series has important innovations in hull lines and on board technology. Perseus 3 has a Perini Navi sail control system and a lifting keel. Read More

26 Metre Cammenga 85 sold

Monday, 30 June 2014

Jeroen van der Vliet of Van der Vliet Quality Yachts has announced the ​inhouse ​sale of ​a​ 26 metr​e​ Cammenga yacht​, b​uilt in 1970, ​to a design ​by De Vries Lentsch. The yacht is a proven ocean going yacht with a practical layout and offers enormous volume at only 85 feet. She was the first ​yacht that was built in the Pacific class​ series​. Read More

Palmer Johnson 120 Vanquish sold

Monday, 30 June 2014

Burgess and Oceanstyle by Burgess have announced the sale of the Palmer Johnson 120 Vanquish. The 36.5 metre yacht was bought by a client of SuperYachtsMonaco. Vanquish features a sleek and bright interior with touches of wood, and accommodates up to 8 guests in 3 doubles and 1 convertible TV room with twin bunks. Read More

Mengi Yay signs contract for second 33.50 metre superyacht

Monday, 30 June 2014

Following last week's news about Mengi Yay Yachting's latest construction projects, NB 88 and NB 89, we can now annouce that the yard has sold a sistership to project NB88. The 33.50 metre displacement motoryacht, project NB 91, has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The explorer Aurora

Sunday, 29 June 2014

With an exterior look that is bold, dapper and confident, brand new superyacht Aurora is the very first Nordhavn 120 and a finalist for the upcoming World Superyacht Awards. Strong lines, that show off a mix of features from traditional expedition vessels and modern luxury superyachts, a recognisable silhouette and her exterior colour... Read More

Superyacht Polly in Antibes

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Dubois designed ​Polly, seen here in Port Vauban in Antibes in 2012, was launched in 2006 by Alloy Yachts​ as Como, and she was the previous yacht of the owners of the current Como, delivered by Feadship a few weeks ago​ .​ Polly's interior design is by Redman Whiteley Dixon ​, and she offers accommodation to 10 guests. Read More

Giraglia Rolex Cup recap

Friday, 27 June 2014

A total of 242 yachts participated in the 62nd edition of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup, with 206 taking part in the offshore race. 20 nations were represented, five clubs from three sovereign states cooperated in the organisation, and yachts from France, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom shared the major silverware. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet goes back to its roots

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet is organising a rendezvous for all its classic yachts this weekend in the Feadship Aalsmeer Yard based in the Netherlands. Already 17 classic yachts have registered for the event, adding up to around 240 metres of sailing heritage between them. The upcoming event will include a yacht hop on the Friday of the event. Read More

The new 14m Revolver 44GT

Friday, 27 June 2014

Revolver Boats has announced they are ready to launch the Revolver 44GT. The core concept underlying the boat is the idea of transferring the qualities of a grand touring car to the sea. The result is an elite, high performance vessel with sporty lines, comfort and safety, and an optimal range for long crossings. Read More

Hot Lab unveils 110 metre Oceanco Primadonna

Friday, 27 June 2014

The 110 metre Primadonna is a concept based on the Oceanco hull platform and an exterior designed by Hot Lab yacht & design studio. Despite the yacht's generous dimensions, her lines have been designed to express a visual sense of lightness. The interplay of empty and filled spaces optimises the introduction of large windows​. Read More

First edition of the Frers Cup kicks off

Friday, 27 June 2014

The first edition of the Frers Cup, exclusively for owners of yachts designed by German Frers, commenced with a dockside Welcome Party in the ancient Sicilian City of Trapani. The stunning new trophy designed by German Mani Frers and created by Andrea Salvatori was unveiled to the party. The art piece is fashioned from Faience tin-glazed ceramic and carbon fibre. Read More

Two superyachts well underway at Mengi Yay

Friday, 27 June 2014

Turkish yachting company Mengi Yay Yachting have released the latest news of two of their latest projects, NB 88 and NB 89. The hull and top structure of the 36.50 metre NB 89 began in July 2013. In the hull of the boat, 3 layers of cross coating were used, and the keel, wale and posts of the boat were printed in epoxy-laminate system. Read More

Azimut Yachts to introduce 3 yachts in Cannes

Friday, 27 June 2014

Italian shipyard Azimut Yachts are set to introduce 3 models for their world debut at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show, Azimut Grande 95 RPH, Azimut 77S, and Azimut 50 Fly. Azimut Grande 95 RPH is the first Grande Collection model to be released since joining the Azimut Yachts family alongside the Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, and S. Read More

One million Euro price reduction exceptional 34-metre Sunseeker

Friday, 27 June 2014

An amazing €1m has been wiped off the price of one of the most stylish 34 metre superyachts from Sunseeker. Broker, Sea-Alliance Group, announced the price of Black & White had tumbled to €6m, making it one of the most competitively priced 34m Sunseeker Yachts on the market and a prolific charter yacht with an impressive charter record. Read More

Preview of Royal Huisman's Wisp

Friday, 27 June 2014

From her raked bow and elegant sheer line to her cutter rig and efficient sail handling systems, the 48 metre Royal Huisman classic sloop Wisp is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design. Launched in February 2014, the owner’s brief was for a boat that would perform well without excessive heel. Read More

Superyacht Moonraker in Viareggio

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Superyacht Moonraker, built at Norship in Norway to a design by Frank Mulder, once ranked as the fastest yacht in the world. She was built for experienced yacht owner John Staluppi, who wanted to break another speed record with this yacht. When launched, she was equipped with twin 3480hp MTU's coupled with a 4600hp Textron gas turbine. Read More

Burgess sells 74 metre CRN new build project

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Burgess has sold a 74 metre new build project at the CRN Ancona Shipyard. Providing long range cruising capability, this high volume yacht will have a gross tonnage of well over 1500 GRT. Andrew Winch Designs has been appointed to design the interior with exterior design by Studio Zuccon. Read More

Superyacht Rasselas sold and renamed Positive Carry

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship reports the sale of the 62 metre Rasselas. Built by Feadship in 2005, Rasselas was designed inhouse by Feadship, and features a classic interior by Pannagan Design. The yacht is now renamed Positive Carry. Exceptional in her quality, finish and performance, Positive Carry is run and maintained to the most exacting standards. Read More

Brokerage deal of the Week: The 59m superyacht FNM Y102

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht FNM Y102. Read More

Development of the Pendennis yard

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Extensive development of the Pendennis site commenced in February 2013, and has seen the previous singular construction hall replaced with two 90m halls alongside a further 45m double-width hall. This complements the existing 150m dry dock, providing a more flexible space for superyacht refit and new builds projects at the 6.5acre site. Read More

First look on board 28.50 metre Darwin

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Delivered in 2013 by Su Marine Yachts, 28.50 metre superyacht Darwin has naval architecture and exterior styling by O. T. Kalaycıoğlu and Taka Yachts and an interior design by Su Marine Yachts. A stunning yacht, her exterior boasts a range of sophisticated entertainment and leisure areas for the pleasure of her guests. Read More

Charter deal of the Week: The 27 metre Ace Six

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who forms the basis of the articles. This week we look at luxury yacht Ace Six, which is available for charter in the western Mediterranean. Read More

The 91.5 metre Oceanco Equanimity in Valencia

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Oceanco latest delivery, superyacht Equanimity, pulled into port this week in Valencia, where SYT contributer Charl van Rooy took this photo of her berthing. The 91.5 metre yacht is the first inhouse design by Oceanco, in combination with Andrew Winch Design. Thats not the only first, she is also the first superyacht designed and built to be fully Passenger... Read More

27 Yachts on display at Newport Charter Yacht Show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is one of only six charter-focused shows in the world. Next week it opens its gates to charter yacht brokers and industry VIPs from the 23rd to 26th June, for four days of waterfront festivities at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, USA. Now in its 32nd year, the event explores the many avenues of luxury chartering in... Read More

550 Yachts to be displayed at rebranded Cannes show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Unveiling a new name for the 37th edition, the Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes) will take place between 9th and 14th of September on the Bay of Cannes. The Festival welcomes a host of international exhibitors, with regular exhibitors being joined by new companies. Read More

JFA Yachts delivers Long Island 85 WindQuest

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

May 2014 saw JFA Yachts deliver the first yacht in the Long Island 85 series, WindQuest, an 85-foot catamaran. The hulls are aluminium-built while the deck is in composite material. Fitted with a carbon mast and boom, her sail area is that of a high performance sailing yacht. She is equipped with 2 x 380HP engines and 2 x 27kW generators. Read More

Frauscher launches the new 747 Mirage tender

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Frauscher has introduced the 747 Mirage, designed by studio Kiska alongside hydrodynamic expert, Harry Miesbauer. With features suggestive of a supercar design such as the Z shaped split line, low nose and exaggerated feautre lines, the 747 Mirage emphasises Frauscher’s racing heritage.  A lot of attention was paid to elongate the waterlines... Read More

110 Metre superyacht project Nemo Rose

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Nemo Rose is the latest project from De Blanco Naval Architecture and Design. The first lower deck will accommodate crew, as well as providing a generous entertainment area and a gym. The second lower deck will host the guest area, with a total of eight luxurious double cabins... Read More

54th Genoa International Boat Show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Genoa International Boat Show continues to reorganise itself in an aim of once again taking the title of the European pleasure boat Show of reference. Held from the 1st - 6th October, organisers strengths will be concentrated on the direct involvement of international operators and media, promoting Made in Italy products and on a new exhibition layout. Read More

Superyacht Kibo in Stockholm

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Yesterday we posted the news that Abeking & Rasmussen’s latest superyacht Kibo has been delivered. This morning, we received a photo of Kibo from one of our readers, who spotted her in Stockholm last night. The 81.8 metre superyacht features exterior and interior design by multi-award winning Terence Disdale Design. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - June/July 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business. Read More

Scoop: Delta launches superyacht Onika

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Delta has launched Onika, a 40-metre superyacht built for repeat Delta owners. The Delta Design Group was entrusted with the entire design and engineering package, beginning with the challenge to design a hull for shallow draft cruising with the same seaworthiness and capabilities as a full-displacement design. Read More

Monaco Yacht Club’s new premises inaugurated

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II, accompanied by the royal family and the building’s architect Lord Foster officially opened the new premises of the Yacht Club de Monaco of which he has been president for 30 years. The event was witnessed by 4,000 guests, including government ministers... Read More

Unknown superyacht seen in Turkey

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

One of our readers has emailed us this photo of what appears to be a new superyacht, but we have so far not been able to identify the yacht or the builder. The photo was taken in Istanbul, so it is most likely that the yacht was built in Turkey. She looks to be around 35 metres. There is no nameplate visible yet. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Edesia

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Although Benetti could not confirm, it looks like the italian yard launched another yacht in their Classic series, as seen in this photo that was posted on Instagram two weeks ago. This classic is named Edesia, and she is probably hull BC131. The Benetti Classic series measures 36.90 metres in length. Read More

Heesen superyacht project Necto sold

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Heesen Yachts has announced that the first 45m fly bridge vessel YN 17145 – Project Necto – is sold to a yacht connoisseur with a true passion for Heesen core values: Aluminium, speed and power. This powerful sportster, the largest built by a Northern European shipyard, will be capable of thundering along at an impressive 30 knots thanks to her... Read More

Superyacht Lea sold and to be refitted

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Last month we published an article about the fate of superyacht Lea, originally launched in 1973 at the Anastassiades & Tsortanides. I spotted the yacht just around the corner from the airport of Pisa, and it looked like she was in need of some love and care, and perhaps a refit to bring her back to her former glory. Read More

Superyacht Eclipse at anchor

Monday, 23 June 2014

The 162.5 superyacht Eclipse, seen here last week in the South of France, was once the world’s largest yacht. She was re-launched only recently, after she underwent a refit that lasted several months, at MB92 in Barcelona. Her interior, by Terence Disdale, could be described as a highly luxurious Balinese beach house. Read More

Benetti delivers superyacht My Paradis

Monday, 23 June 2014

Benetti has delivered the 33 metre superyacht My Paradis, the first of three 108 foot Tradition Supremes, the new entry level yacht in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line. With exteriors by Stefano Righini, the vessel includes three decks as well as a well equipped sun deck. In addition to the Jacuzzi and dining table for 10Read More

81.8 Metre superyacht Kibo delivered

Monday, 23 June 2014

Abeking & Rasmussen’s latest superyacht Kibo has now been delivered. Kibo was spotted cruising around Norway and Sweden over the last couple of days. The 81.8 metre superyacht features exterior and interior design by multi-award winning Terence Disdale Design, was launched on March 9th, 2014. Read More

Moonen's semi-displacement 94 Alu Infinity sold

Monday, 23 June 2014

Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts has sold the Moonen semi-displacement 94 Alu Infinity, delivered in June 2007. The yacht was bought by a client of Simon Goldsworthy from Camper and Nicholsons. Nilo is driven by Servogear Controllable-Pitch Propellers in high-efficiency tunnels for a top speed of 27 knots. Read More

New 100m+ superyacht project at Lürssen

Monday, 23 June 2014

This photo, which was published on Instagram, shows a large, until now never before seen new Lürssen superyacht. It looks like she is around 120 metres, and that could mean that is project Tatiana. Superyacht designer Martin Francis revealed in a recent interview that he is working together with Lürssen on a vessel that size. Read More

Riva 122' Mythos Sol presented in Monaco

Monday, 23 June 2014

Riva's new flagship, the 122' Mythos, was presented in Monaco over the weekend, coinciding with the opening of the new Monaco Yacht Club. The Riva 122’ Mythos is the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard. Read More

Sunseeker 40M Deseo delivered

Monday, 23 June 2014

A brand new Sunseeker 40 Metre, Deseo, has arrived in the Mediterranean, which probably means that she been delivered to her owners. The Sunseeker 40 metre is designed and built to RINA unrestricted navigation classification. The main deck features a lounge, separate dining area and full galley, while on the upper deck you’ll find the sky lounge... Read More

133 Metre Al Mirqab receives additional deck during refit

Monday, 23 June 2014

Al Mirqab has been delivered, following a refit in Germany, carried out by Dorries Yachts. Al Mirqab is 133 meters long, and ranks as one of the largest yachts in the world. She was built by Peters Schiffbau, under the supervision of Kusch Yachts, with exterior styling by Tim Heywood and interior design by Andrew Winch.​ Read More

Two sales for Sunseeker London

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sunseeker London Sales Broker Gary Cleaverly sold the Sunseeker 105 Yacht Bunny and 82 Yacht White Gold of London last week. Sold to separate purchasers, the two Sunseeker yachts are somewhat related as the 82 Yacht White Gold of London was taken in part exchange against the 105 Yacht Bunny earlier this year. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: Carnival Liberty 3

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Launched in April of this year, the 33.53 metre Carnival Liberty 3 is hull number two of the new RP110 raised pilothouse model from Horizon Yachts. SuperYachtTimes.com visited the yacht at the Taiwan International Boat Show in May. The launch of the second hull of the highly successful model from Horizon came quickly after the launch of Andrea VI in 2013. Read More

Superyacht Areti II in the bay of Saint Tropez

Friday, 20 June 2014

Areti II, seen here last summer in the bay of Saint Tropez, is one of two identical 38 metre tri-deck superyachts, Areti I and Areti II, completed by Burger in 2007, for the same owner, a young Russian industrialist. The client chose to build two identical yachts due to business interests that divided his time.. Read More

Fire destroys superyacht Polar Bear

Friday, 20 June 2014

The 31 metre superyacht Polar Bear caught fire at the Chula Vista Marina Thursday morning, destroying the yacht. Polar Bear was delivered in 2011, by Citadel Yachts. According to local new stations, the fire started just before 9.30 in the morning, at Marine Group Boat Works. The fire lasted for several hours. There a no reports about injuries.​ Read More

206 yachts taking part in Giraglia Rolex Cup

Friday, 20 June 2014

A grand armada of 206 yachts set off on the offshore component of the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup on Wednesday, with the largest yachts first away at noon. Some two hours into the race Esimit Europa 2 was just approaching the mark off Cavaliere-sur-mer that marks the turn towards the Giraglia rock, 125nm in the distance. As expected, the four Racing Mini Maxis... Read More

Closer look at the Kaiser 56 and Kaiser 43 superyacht concepts

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Kaiser-56 is KaiserWerft’s flagship superyacht, a new version of the 43 metre displacement line designed by renowned Italian designer, Luca Dini. This 56 metre motor yacht represents both the essence of Italian style and the reliability of German quality, with technology assured by KaiserWerft and Voith. She offers expansive interior and exterior living spaces which... Read More

The first SWATH superyacht tender unveiled

Friday, 20 June 2014

Introduced at the Electric & hybrid Marine World Expo 2014, the SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender is the world’s first carbon neutral solar hybrid megayacht tender that combines the environmental benefits of solar electric sustainability with the no sea sickness comfort of an anti-roll SWATH vessel. Read More

Chartering Honors Legacy in the Maldives

Friday, 20 June 2014

Honors Legacy is a 33.53 metre superyacht built to sail the Maldivian seas. Launched by locally renowned Maldivian ship builders Offshore Yard in 2012, she is an elegant, modern day superyacht and a refreshing addition to the relatively small number of boats available to charter in the area. Read More

Wider launches first Wider 32’ tender

Friday, 20 June 2014

At the beginning of the year Wider announced the start of the production of the newest addition to the Wider fleet, Wider 32'. Beginning on 13th June, the three day world preview of the tender took place in Ancona, Italy, and brilliantly ended on Sunday 15th June. The event was significant for Tilli Antonelli and the Wider team. Read More

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2014 Line Honours arrival

Friday, 20 June 2014

Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line off Monte-Carlo yesterday at 12:35 CEST, securing her fourth Line Honours victory in the offshore race of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. Her elapsed time of 24 hours, 35 minutes, 56 seconds was well outside her record set in 2012 (14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds) for the 62nd edition of the 241nm race, which finished in Sanremo. Read More

Tansu Yachts launch 37.9m superyacht So’Mar

Friday, 20 June 2014

​Tansu Yachts has launched the 37.9 metre superyacht, So’Mar. The Turkish shipyard were responsible for all elements of the vessel’s construction, from the concept to the exterior and interior styling. Naval architecture and engineering was completed in successful collaboration with Diana Yacht Design. Read More

Superyacht Samar underway

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The 77 metre Samar is one of the largest yachts to have been built in the UK in the last 50 years. Only Vava II, and Sarafsa, both built at the same shipyard, are larger. Our team stepped on board a couple of years ago in Antigua, and we were stunned by Samar's highly detailed ornate interior, that hanks to her high ceilings, feel incredibly spacious. Read More

Closer look at new motoryacht Yolo

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The world’s first Nauta Air 86’ explorer yacht Yolo from Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) shipyard, was launched at a champagne ceremony in Ancona on 14 June, 2014. Here, SuperYacht Times takes a closer look at the 26.21 metre vessel. YOLO is purpose built for long voyage luxury sailing. Read More

Erdevicki superyacht design modernise 38.10m explorer yacht

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Earlier this year, Erdevicki Superyacht Design was entrusted with the modernisation of a 38.10 metre explorer trawler-type yacht design. The brief was to minimise any structural changes to the hull and accommodation whilst updating the exterior look of the boat. The design needed to incorporate modern lines and curves. Read More

Third issue of tablet magazine SuperYacht Experience released

Thursday, 19 June 2014

SuperYacht Experience is a top quality, monthly tablet magazine published by SuperYacht Company and produced by PlusNewMedia. The magazine presents the very best news and articles from around the industry with breathtaking professional photography, and in depth interviews with industry leaders. Read More

65 Metre wooden yacht Lamina under construction in Indonesia

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International tells us about the 65.2 metre Lamima, which is currently in the final stages of her construction in Indonesia, to a design by Marcelo Penna. The yacht will be available for charter in South East Asia, for clients looking for a bit of adventure.  Her build began in 2012 when boat builders set about constructing the world's largest wooden sailing yacht. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 4 superyachts

Thursday, 19 June 2014

In just two weeks time, Sanlorenzo launched 4 yachts, two SL96 models, the 21st SD92 vessel and the second unit of the brand new SD112 line. This 29,10 metre planing motoryacht is built for an Italian owner. Inside, the interior combines two types of wood, light-grey bleached oak for floorings and walls and Canaletto walnut for the furniture. Read More

Superyacht Kivircik in Bodrum

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Built by Mengi Yay in 2009, the wooden superyacht Kivircik is powered by two 2735 HP MTU 12V4000 engines. She has a cruising speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 28 knots. Kivircik sleeps 12 guests in 1 Master double, 2 VIP doubles. 2 guest singles and 1 Pullman berth all ensuite. She was seen by SYT's Maarten in the old port of Bodrum last October. Read More

The final phase of the Giraglia Rolex Cup

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Today sees the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enter its final phase with the start of the 241nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet. The mythical course which usually takes crews from France to Italy via the Giraglia rock off the northern tip of Corsica offers an alternative finish this year in Monte-Carlo. Read More

Worth Avenue Yachts sell superyacht Mi Sueno

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Worth Avenue Yachts has announced the inhouse sale of the 57.9 metre superyacht Mi Sueno. Launched in 2010 and with a draft of only 8'6", a top speed of 21 knots and a maximum range of 4600 NM, she combines true ocean going capabilities with the versatility of reaching those shallow secluded bays and marinas. Read More

New waterside venue at Christophe Harbour

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

​St Kitts’ Christophe Harbour has welcomed the addition of a new standout waterside venue; SALT Plage. The exceptional St. Kitts development is being crafted from the ground up by an experienced superyacht owner, set on creating a marina which serves superyachts every advantage. The new beach bar in Whitehouse Bay opened... Read More

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup making waves

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

With huge media coverage ranging from Eurosport to the Wall Street Journal, the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup will be held from 10th to 12th July 2014 and is truly making waves. 29 teams of 8 will be participating from 11 different countries around the world. With such a successful level of interest in the inaugural event, Solar1 are already planning further events. Read More

CNI sells 41 metre Feadship Odyssey

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International has announced the sale of 41.1 metre superyacht Odyssey. Built by Feadship in 1989 and undergoing an extensive refit in 2011, she accommodates 10 guests over 5 cabins as well as a crew of up to 7. Her exterior design and engineering are the work of De Voogt Naval Architects. Read More

Refit of 62m superyacht Lady Christina

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Azure has announced the completion of the refit of the 62 metre superyacht Lady Christina. The yacht was originally delivered by Oceanco in 2005. The refit involved the extension of the main deck aft, a new stainless steel Jacuzzi and integrated sunbathing beds. Azure has performed extensive feasibility studies before getting to construction. Read More

The start of the Palma Superyacht Cup

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Running since 1996, Palma Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and attracts many of the most prestigious sailing yachts. From today until the 21st June, Mallorca's Superyacht Cup will be underway, presenting five spectacular J class yachts Hanuman, Lionheart, Ranger, Rainbow and Velsheda. Read More

Horizon Yachts sells 4 E88 motoryacht in U.S.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Horizon Yachts have announced the sale of four Horizon E88 motoryachts in the U.S. market, including three new factory build projects and one inventory yacht. The first factory build E88 motoryacht was sold through Emerald Pacific Yacht Sales and will deliver to a second-time Horizon owner this July.. Read More

Sailing yacht Ebb Tide cruising in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Yesterday afternoon, our intern Minh spotted the 83-foot Royal Huisman Ebb Tide cruising past our office in the centre of Amsterdam, cruising towards the IJsselmeer, Western Europe's largest lake. Ebb Tide was completed in 1987, and was ordered by a client who wanted to move up from a large Swan, and who enjoyed sailing shorthanded. Read More

Superyacht concept for South East Asia yacht owner

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The 45.25 metre South China Sea Cruiser has been conceived by Central Yacht for the specific requirements of the south east Asia yacht owner. The incredible full beam main deck exploits every square centimeter of the hulls prodigious volume to enhance the entertainment possibilities of this exceptional yacht. Read More

82 Metre superyacht Basrah Breeze spotted in Iraq

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

For a while we have been wondering what had happened with the former Iraqi Presidential yacht Basrah Breeze, built in 1981 in Denmark at the Helsingor Vaerft, for the late dictator Saddam Hussein. Photos taken a few weeks ago confirm that the yacht is still sailing under the name Bashra Breeze and that she is docked in the city, after which she is named. Read More

Sunseeker launches new 86 Yacht

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

​Sunseeker has launched the brand new Sunseeker 86 Yacht. Taking a completely new hull form, the 86 Yacht was born as the result of a client looking for new displacement speeds and extended range. With a new hull design, the 86 Yacht will be capable of a 1500nm range, at a displacement speed of 10 knots. The yacht will however still be able to reach... Read More

Sunseeker launches new 101 Sport Yacht

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Sunseeker is conducting seatrials on a brand new Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht, which we believe is the second hull in that series, following the recent delivery of Black Legend. The Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht is a 29.80 metre superyacht, designed with twin fixed-pitch submerged propellers in semi-recessed tunnels, for speeds up to 24-30 knots... Read More

Brokerage deal of the Week: The 35 ​metre​​ F-Class Firefly

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Firefly. Read More

Video of Oceanco superyacht Equanimity

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Last week, Oceanco delivered superyacht Equanimity. The yacht has left The Netherlands, and she is currently enroute to Gibraltar, following a short stop in Norway earlier this week. Measuring 91.5 metres in length with a 14.5-metre beam, her chic clean exterior styling is the combined work of Oceanco and Andrew Winch Designs. Read More

Whyko ​sells Jurata Star

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Whyko Company have announced the sale of the Riva Opera 85S, Jurata Star. At the time of sale, the yacht was listed at €2,400,000. ​The 26 metre superyacht was custom built in 2007 by Riva, and underwent a refit in 2011. She accommodates up to eight guests over four luxurious staterooms, including a luxurious, generous master stateroom. Read More

Y.CO sells Feadship Seaflower

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Y.CO has just announced the inhouse sale of the award-winning motor yacht Seaflower, built in 2002 by Feadship. The highest specified yacht built at the time in this size range, she has been maintained regardless of cost since launch, by meticulous owners and crew. Seaflower combines a classic, yet contemporary nautical interior. Read More

The 29 metre superyacht My Way in Greece

Monday, 16 June 2014

The 29 metre My Way was delivered in 1994 by Admiral Yachts, and she was last refitted in 2009. She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, including a full beam master suite, a large VIP stateroom, and 2 twin cabins. This year, the yacht was been made available for charter, and made her charter debut at the Mediterranean Yacht Show. Read More

Superyacht Northern Spirit sold

Monday, 16 June 2014

​Camper & Nicholsons International has announced the sale of the 37 metre (121'4) sailing yacht Northern Spirit. This elegant and classic Perini Navi was sold by Simon Goldsworthy. Fantastic under sail (12kts in 15kts of wind), Northern Spirit offers her new Owner fabulous and very private deck areas, a recently refurbished classical interior. Read More

Palmer Johnson signs 2 new superyacht contracts

Monday, 16 June 2014

Palmer Johnson have signed new contracts for a PJ170 Sportyacht and a PJ48 SuperSport. This will be the third PJ170 and the second PJ48M in these series. Palmer Johnson is currently delivering its second PJ170 Sportyacht and the first of its highly anticipated new generation PJ48M SuperSport this summer. Read More

First Nauta Air 86 launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

Cantiere delle Marche has launched Yolo, first Nauta Air 86’ over the weekend. The contract for this aluminium Explorer Yacht was signed in July 2012. At that time, Cantiere delle Marche revealed that the contract was signed by an Australian client living in Thailand. Yolo combines seaworthy performance with low fuel consumption. Read More

ISA Yachts launch superyacht Silver Wind

Monday, 16 June 2014

ISA Yachts has launched the first ISA140, named Silver WindSilver Wind is a 43 metre planing composite superyacht, designed by Andrea Vallicelli, with an interior by Nuvolari & Lenard. I visited the yacht last month, and discovered some interesting features on board. The best feature, is her hybrid propulsion system. Read More

Heesen sells superyacht project Margarita

Monday, 16 June 2014

Heesen Yachts has announced that YN 16847, Project Margarita, was sold on May 19, 2014. Project Margarita is the first of the newly styled vessels in the award-winning 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Frank Laupman has created the timeless design of YN 16847, a vessel that exudes luxury and elegance. Read More

Video of 115 metre superyacht Luna

Monday, 16 June 2014

The 115 metre superyacht Luna has just joined the Watkins charter fleet, and they have released this never before seen video of the yacht. The yacht will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer, and the States this winter. Her charter rate has not been disclosed, but we believe she will be one of the most expensive charter yachts in the world. Read More

53 Metre superyacht South sold

Monday, 16 June 2014

Richard Earp of Fraser Yachts Monaco has sold the 53.30 metre superyacht South. Lorenzo Frateschi of Moravia Yachting of Monaco introduced the buyer. Built to RINA Charter Yacht Rules, South was built by the Italian Rossi Navi shipyard in 2008. Read More

​New interior for superyacht Tacanuya​

Monday, 16 June 2014

The latest project of Southampton based yacht interior specialists, Trimline Yacht Interiors, will see the company revitalise several areas of Tacanuya, at Burgess Engineering’s Porchester facility. Representing the owner, Superyacht Technical Services scoured a host of European yards before successfully facilitating... Read More

Admiral Regale 45 Flying Dragon launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

Last Saturday, the Admiral Regale 45 Flying Dragon was launched. I visited the shipyard in May, and I was stunned by the number of projects, in various stages of construction at the yard. This is in fact the yard’s fourth launch this year, and 3 more yachts will be launched shortly. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The 41 metre Inmocean

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The 41 metre sloop Inmocean built by Fitzroy Yachts is a classic style yacht that gave Dubois Naval Architects & Designers the opportunity to prove their ability within this arena. Officially launched in 2008 at their shipyard in New Plymouth, New Zealand, she was delivered to her owner in the same year.. Read More

Superyacht D’Natalin IV in Bellingham, Washington

Friday, 13 June 2014

In April, Christensen Shipyards launched the 50-metre Custom Series yacht D’Natalin IV. She was photographed earlier this week in Bellingham, in the state of Washington, in the USA. The interior, designed by Carol Williamson and Associates, offers an exquisite palate of contemporary décor supported by classical influences. Read More

Performance and glamour on the second SWS Trophy Day

Friday, 13 June 2014

The second day of regattas was a special occasion for SWS both onboard and ashore. A constant wind of 15-18 knots from north west guided the yachts in a zigzag route among some of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago, and included two long legs upwind followed by a turning point in front of Spargi Island and a final with gennaker hoisted. Read More

Sabdes release 125m version of Project X

Friday, 13 June 2014

Australian Yacht Design studio SABDES Design have created a new concept for a 125m megayacht based upon their 'Project X' scaleable platform. The new 125 metre SABDES 'X' retains the same proportions as their larger 145 metre design by slightly decreasing height of the 'tween deck. Read More

Lamination of hull of first Swan 115 S completed

Friday, 13 June 2014

Last week, lamination of the pure carbon hull of the first Swan 115S was completed and the yacht entered Nautor’s Boatbuilding Technology Centre (BTC) to start the next phase of the build process. There are currently three flagship Swan 115s (two FD Flush-Deck and one in the S semi-raised saloon configuration) in various stages of production. Read More

Industry professionals settings sights on So! Dalian

Friday, 13 June 2014

The first international Yachting and Lifestyle Rendezvous in the north of China, SO! DALIAN, will take place in Dalian from the 3rd - 6th July at the East Port Marina, one of north China’s best yachting facilities. Located East of Beijing on Bohai Bay, Dalian is already the destination of choice for China’s northern elite.. Read More

Codecasa unveils design for new Codecasa 65

Friday, 13 June 2014

After three successful deliveries of the Codecasa 65 between 2008 and 2010, the shipyard have presented a new project of the flagship of the displacement yacht series signed by the Viareggio shipyard. The new Codescasa 65 reviews and highlights the distinctive features of the previous three hulls that contributed so greatly to their success. Read More

Velacarina wins the Pendennis Cup 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

The fourth race of the Pendennis Cup 2014 took place in Falmouth Bay, which saw Velacarina take the cup. Kelpie achieved her best result of the week, taking second place on corrected time, pushing her ahead of Adix and Mariette, making her fourth overall and winner of the Spencer Rigging Schooner award. Read More

The 2014 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Friday, 13 June 2014

Every year from the 16th to 18th of December, the shores of Phuket welcomes superyachts to the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, an exclusive and relaxed social gathering of sail and motor boats over 30 metres. Eleven superyachts graced the event in 2013, including six breathtaking sailing yachts. Read More

214 Yachts participate in Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo race

Friday, 13 June 2014

Of the 242 yachts signed up to the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup this year, some 214 are expected to participate in the 241nm race from Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo via the Giraglia rock, a reflection upon the added allure of the Monegasque principality after the Yacht Club Italiano announced the race would finish in Monte-Carlo this year. Read More

Superyacht Pegasus V sold

Friday, 13 June 2014

Denison & Daves have sold the 77 metre Pegasus V, with Ocean Independence introducing the buyers. Built in Denmark by Royal Denship in 2003, Pegasus V was designed by Espen Oeino and features a beautiful interior by Francois Zuretti. The six deck superyacht can accommodate 12 guests. Read More

YXT One arriving in the Mediterranean

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Designed by Diana Yacht Design, YXT One is the first of a series of purpose built pocket support yachts, aimed at acting as a support vessel to yachts between 30 and 70 metres. At only 24 metres she can carry a host of toys and large tenders while freeing up space on the main yacht and eradicating the problems associated with towing.  Read More

The 85 metre superyacht Project T concept

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The 85.47 metre Project T concept is Young Designer of the Year finalist Alvaro Aparicio de León’s first superyacht design since the prestigious award. A powerful, strong and contemporary superyacht design with one of a kind silhouette, the concept boasts extensive outside living areas and considerable opportunity for Owner customisation. Read More

SYT visits the Wider shipyard

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Two weeks ago SuperYachtTimes’ Maarten Janssen was invited to the Wider Shipyard facilities in Italy, and was introduced to the Wider 150' project which is currently under construction with the yard working on the hull of the boat. The shipyard was established in 2010, in which the Italian company introduced their very first project.. Read More

Heesen delivers superyacht Monaco Wolf

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Heesen Yachts has delivered project YN 16650, Monaco Wolf, on June 2, after intensive sea trials in the North Sea. Powered by the latest MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines, the semi-displacement Monaco Wolf hull exceeded the contractual speed by 0,4 knots, with very low levels of noise and vibrations. Designed by Omega Architects, she... Read More

Burgess sells Benetti Vision Domani

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Burgess have announced the in-house sale of the Benetti Vision Domani. Built to Lloyds classification and to be MCA compliant,​ Domani has an elegant, understated interior that takes full advantage of a well-appointed and flexible layout to maximise space and natural light throughout the guest living areas. Read More

Projects currently under construction at Feadship

Thursday, 12 June 2014

​Last week I visited the Feadship shipyard in Makkum, the Netherlands, as part of the Holland Yachting Group Press Tour 2014. Unfortunately, some of Feadship's current projects are being kept under wraps, such as the 70 metre pictured above. We have, however, been allowed to unveil more information on several of the projects​. Read More

Alberto Perrone Da Zara joins Lürssen sales team

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lürssen has appointed Alberto Perrone Da Zara to support their sales team. Alberto, who has extensive experience in the industry, joins the shipyard to further strengthen its position and brand recognition. "This job is a huge challenge", says Alberto. "Lürssen is an awe inspiring shipyard with four large locations that are all impressively equipped..." Read More

Superyacht Déjà Vu off Monaco

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

​Built by Royal Van Lent in 2000, Déjà Vu has undergone several extensive refits since. She was launched as Blue Moon, for a repeat client of Feadship. In fact, that client went on to build another large Feadship, also called Blue Moon, a 60 metre yacht that was launched in 2005. Déjà Vu has a full beam owner's Stateroom, and four guest Staterooms... Read More

The new 6.50 metre Sport Runabout tender

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The new 6.50 metre Sport Runabout from Henry Ward Design will be built by the team at Cockwells, and has been noted for her unique asymmetric styling and a driver-focused design with a supportive driving seat, large centrally positioned rev counter and throttle controls for the 155hp Weber motor which will propel this jet driven runabout up to 34 knots. Read More

Opening of Spanopoulos Group new refit yard

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The 1st of June saw Ignatios and Michael Spanopoulos host a reception celebrating the official opening of the new shipyard of the Spanopoulos Group in Perama, Greece. The new shipyard has been fully operational since February 2014 and has created many employment opportunities in the area. Read More

Visiting Balk Shipyard in The Netherlands

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Balk Shipyard is currently working on a wide range of projects, from building superstructure sections for the world’s top builders to refitting some phenomenal sailing and motoryachts. In addition to its full-scale construction work on superyachts such as Mikhail S. Vorontsov, Balk also creates incredibly sophisticated superstructure parts. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 33.9 metre classic 2011 Dutch sloop Annagine

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Annagine. Read More

Wally delivers second WallyAce, WallyKokoNut

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Wally Yachts has recently launched the second superyacht in their WallyAce series, the 26 metre displacement yacht, WallyKokoNut. The series is designed for those who desire comfortable cruising over long distances, and aims to provide the owner and guests huge volumes, and a high level of comfort. Read More

Too Design studio unveils new ISA Berlinetta concept

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Marco Casali of Too Design studio have developed a new series concept for Italian shipyard, Isa Yachts. The Berlinetta series plans to construct the superyachts in both steel and aluminium and will begin with a 40 metre vessel. The main focus in creating the concept design was taking the experience of the shipyard in... Read More

Bilgin launches 45m superyacht Elada

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

​Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts have launched superyacht Elada this weekend. Bilgin and H2 Yacht Design joined forces again on this distinctive new 45 metre yacht, which shares many similarities with superyacht M, launched in 2012 With both exterior and interior styling from H2 Design, the yacht features a version of the vertical plumb style bow... Read More

The recently delivered superyacht Astra in Gibraltar

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Astra is the latest Limited Editions 180 superyacht delivered by Amels. She was launched by the Dutch shipyard in January. With the Limited Editions concept, designed by Tim Heywood, Amels has successfully bridged the gap between semi-custom and full custom superyachts, setting a course to further develop this segment of the industry. Read More

New majority owner at Westport

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Representatives of Westport Shipyard, Inc. (Westport, WA), announced today that the company’s assets have been acquired by Westport, LLC, an ownership group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family. Read More

Oceanco delivers 91.5 metre superyacht Equanimity

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

​Oceanco has delivered superyacht Equanimity. Measuring 91.5 metres in length with a 14.5-metre beam, her chic clean exterior styling is the combined work of Oceanco and Andrew Winch Designs. Equanimity is steel hulled with an aluminium superstructure and is propelled by twin 4,828hp/3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L engines. Read More

Oxygène Yachts developing Air 99

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

​Since the end of 2013, Oxygène Yachts has been developing the AIR 99, a larger version of the Air 77, introduced last year at the Cannes show. The AIR 99 measures 99 feet in length and features a 400-square-metre living area. The main salon of the yacht, which Oxygène Yachts calls the carré, offers 120-square-metre of space. Read More

Superyacht Tuscan Sun sold

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Yachtzoo has announced the sale of superyacht Tuscan Sun. The 44.8 metre six stateroom M/Y Tuscan Sun was built in 2006 by Izar and can accommodate twelve guests. She has a crew of nine. The beautiful interior also includes oversize windows on the main and bridge decks that provide stunning views. Read More

High profile repeat bookings for Singapore Yacht Show 2015

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

​Following hot on the heels of a highly successful 2014 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, the organisers have received a flurry of high-profile repeat bookings for next year’s event, which will be held 23 to 26 April 2015. From superyacht builders and yachting lifestyle accessories to brokers and dealers of superyachts, multihulls, day cruisers and sportfishers... Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The 66 metre Invictus

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Delta recently delivered their latest 66-meter yacht, Invictus. Latin for “unconquerable”, she embodies the spirit of a 19th century poem by William Ernest Hemley. Striking, flawless and powerful, Invictus is a tribute to the courage and strength portrayed in her namesake poem’s words, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.Read More

77 metre unfinished superyacht U-77 back on the market

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Superyacht U-77 has had a colourful and fascinating life since her beginnings in Chile in 2006. Her construction started out at the Chilean shipyard, Marco Yachts, under her project name Gin Tonic II, and she was first scheduled for a 2009 delivery. At some point during her build however, the project was put on hold... Read More

Tecnomar Nadara 40 Low Profile launched

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

​On Friday, the Sea Group Shipyard in Marina di Carrara, launched the third of the seven launches planned for 2014. This latest yacht, christened Low Profile, is a Tecnomar Nadara 40, and features a fast planing hull. She can reach a top speed of over 26 knots. Inside, she features a spacious main saloon, which includes the use of precious fabrics... Read More

30 Metre Heesen superyacht Matanthar sold

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International has sold Matanthar, a 30 metre Dutch built superyacht, in an inhouse deal brokered by Richard Higgins. Matanthar is a beautifully appointed aluminium performance yacht from the renowned Heesen Shipyard with accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins.

Central Yacht unveils 55 metre KlassiK K

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The 55 metre Central Yacht KlassiK K is a quirky design study exploiting some of the unique features of traditional design allied to modern efficient space planning. She has a beam 9.5 metres and draft of 3.4 metres. Her main feature is the considerable exterior deck space, ideal for summer set parties and enjoying outdoor life. Read More

The 34.75 metre superyacht Proteus in Nafplio

Friday, 6 June 2014

The 34.75 metre superyacht Proteus was seen here cruising past Nafplio in Greece in May. Proteus was built in 2004 by the Italian Falcon Yachts shipyard. She is powered by twin 2,285hp MTU engines which enable her to achieve a top speed in the region of 27 knots. Proteus is available for charters in the Eastern Mediterranean through Megisti Blue Yacht Chaters. Read More

Moonen announces new superyacht contract

Friday, 6 June 2014

SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen had a meeting early this week with Moonen during the Holland Yachting Group Press Tour 2014, where he discussed the announcement of their new contract for the first vessel in their Caribbean series of motoryachts with managing director, Emile Bilterijst. Read More

Mondo Marine presents the M43 by Hot Lab

Friday, 6 June 2014

​Mondo Marine has presented a preview of their 43 metre motor yacht project in collaboration with Hot Lab. This project aims to strike a balance between beauty and practicality and lavish and livable spaces, all with a welcoming family feel. The generous volumes are comparable to those found on much larger vessels, and combined with the large windows... Read More

Bluewater add Destiny to charter fleet

Friday, 6 June 2014

Bluewater Yachting has announced their appointment as central agent to 23.9 metre superyacht, Destiny, a brand new yacht planned for delivery in July 2014. Every detail of the design, engineering and construction of this brand new long-range explorer motor yacht has been with the goal to create the perfect charter yacht. Read More

First racing day of the Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy

Friday, 6 June 2014

A perfect day marked the beginning of the XII edition of the Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy, hosted by the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in the gorgeous setting of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. A constant wind from north west took the SWS fleet in a 31 mile long captivating route around La Maddalena Islands. Read More

CRN delivers 61 metre superyacht Saramour

Friday, 6 June 2014

The 61 metre superyacht Saramour left the dock at CRN’s marina on the 3rd June, where she was delivered on the 26th May. She can accommodate a total of 12 guests over 6 cabins, including an exclusive deck dedicated entirely to the Owner. Saramour will be cruising the Mediterranean this coming summer. Read More

Superyacht Netto completed by Nordlund

Friday, 6 June 2014

The team at Jonathan Quinn Barnett (JQB) has informed us that Nordlund Boat Company has completed the 34.86 metre sportfisher superyacht Netto. JQB was responsible of the interior design and exterior styling of the project. Netto is powered by twin 1,800hp MTU 12V 2000 M93 diesel engines which give her a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. Read More

CRN's brand new 61 metre Saramour in Ancona

Thursday, 5 June 2014

CRN's hull number 133 is completely designed by Francesco Paszkowski in close collaboration with the CRN Technical Department which took care of the naval architecture.​ SYT's Maarten stepped on board two weeks ago, for a sneak preview, and discovered a beautifully neutral modern interior, complemented by a stunning colourful art collection. Read More

Scoop: 140m superyacht Ocean Victory starts sea trials

Thursday, 5 June 2014

This morning the 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory (formerly known as project Victory) left the Fincantieri shipyard in La Spezia. One of our readers captured the superyacht while leaving La Spezia. Superyacht Ocean Victory is designed by Espen Oeino International with an interior by Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa Romboli. Read More

The Brokerage Deal of the Week: The 90 metre superyacht Athena

Thursday, 5 June 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Athena. Built in 2004 by Royal Huisman, 90 metre Athena is the fourth largest sailing yacht in the world. Read More

The 45 metre fast superyacht Talal

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

In 2010 Tecnomar launched the 45 metre GRP superyacht Talal. Seen here in Viareggio, Talal is a quick yacht, she cruises at 24 knots, and tops out at 27 knots, courtesy of her twin 3.654 hp 16VM90 MTU diesels. Her interior is designed by Luxury Projects of Ancona in collaboration with the owner and the yard. Her style is elegantly classic. Read More

Lionheart wins Menorca Maxi Regatta

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

​Since her launch from Claasen Shipyards in 2010, Lionheart has been a strong competitor on the race circuit. The 43.4m new generation aluminium J-Class was designed by Hoek Design to be both a cruiser and a fast racer. True to form, she swept to victory in the first Menorca Maxi Regatta, held May 21-25, with five straight wins. Read More

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

29 teams of 8, from 11 different countries ranging from Brazil right through to Asia. Solar1 are already planning the next events, to take place in Dubai, Canada, Asia and the US. Read More

Numarine announces the 6th order for flagship 102’ superyacht

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

​With production already well under way, this latest order incorporates evolutionary changes from her predecessors along with a number of custom requirements at the request of her owner. She is scheduled for delivery March 2015. The exterior design was performed by Design Studio Spadolini with Naval Architecture by Umberto Tagliavini. Read More

SYT visits Pride Yachts in China

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Pride Mega Yachts has recently invested in a new state of the art facilities for outfitting of yacht between 80m up to 105m long. SuperYachtTimes.com's Maarten Janssen has just returned from a trip to the shipyard of China’s builder of large superyachts, impressed and excited by the extremely high level quality of the facility. Read More

Visiting ongoing superyacht projects at Heesen

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen visited the Heesen shipyard recently, and was warmly welcomed on a tour of project 17470, project 17255 and project 17042. Both projects 17470 and 17255 will feature a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHD). The innovation was designed by Van Oossanen, and is so called because the hull does not rely on the development... Read More

YPI announce sale of 42.35m sailing yacht Cyclos III

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Following the retirement of her former owner after 35 years of sailing, YPI has announced the successful sale by Blind Bid Auction of the 42 metre superyacht, Cyclos III. Built in 1990 by Royal Huisman with naval architecture by Ron Holland and innovative interiors by Andrew Winch, Cyclos III was the ground-breaking yacht of her... Read More

First look on board 37 metre Continental Trawler

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts have recently announced the hull and superstructure of the Continental Trawler 37M, have joined. The hull and superstructure have been sandblasted and preserved both internally and externally. Plumbing, piping and initial preparations for interior carpentry have already been started up. Read More

Closer look at the Mulder 94 Voyager

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The 28.65 metre Mulder 94 Voyager boasts an expert design and build team brought together from northern Europe, including Vripack Naval Architects and Mulder Shipyard. The project also includes the skills of renowned designer, Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, who has worked extensively with both Heesen and Mulder shipyards. Read More

Yacht Moments sell 56m superyacht Parsifal IV

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Yacht Moments have announced the sale of the 56 metre luxury sailing yacht, Parsifal IV. The sale was completed by the chairman of the company, Kurt Lehmann, who represented the buyer. Sailing yacht Parsifal IV was a central listing of Alex Lees Buckley from Camper & Nicholsons and Bruce Brakenhoff Jr from Perini Navi USA. Read More

The Rossi Navi superyacht Polaris in Viareggio​

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Superyacht Polaris, the second Prince Shark 49 superyacht delivered by Rossi Navi, left the yard two weeks ago. The first Prince Shark superyacht was Parum Jamuna IV, but even though the yachts look​ alike, they are very different inside. Both the interior and exterior design of Polaris are by Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design. Read More

Motor yacht Obrigado sold

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

​Oceanstyle by Burgess have sold the explorer Obrigado. She was built at MCP Yachts in 2006, and she was bought by a client of All Ocean Yachts. Obrigado was designed for a yachtsman who wanted the safety, economy, comfort and global reach historically associated with Long Range vessels yet whom is unwilling to forfeit speed. Her asking price was $ 3,250,000. Read More

In Pictures: Feadship Highlander arrives in Europe

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

​The iconic 150' Feadship superyacht Highlander (ex The Highlander) was built by Feadship in 1986 for Malcolm Forbes, and was long seen as one of the best known symbols of big business. The yacht underwent a refit at Derecktor in 2013, which included lengthening the hull, major mechanicals and full paint while the owners conducted a major... Read More

Video of the launch of the 73m Yalla

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

​Over 1,000 people attended Saturday’s launch ceremony of the new 73 metre CRN Yalla. The yacht is designed by Omega Architects, in close collaboration with the CRN Engineering Department, and Yalla features an interior by Droulers Architecture. Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN, commented: “Following the launch..." Read More

Tight racing at the Pendennis Cup

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A delayed start on day 3 of the Pendennis Cup was to provide ideal conditions for another fantastic days' racing with the winds filling in from the north and blue skies. The yachts paraded around the bay providing another beautiful spectacle off the coast of Falmouth. Kelpie was first across the line, followed 3 minutes later by VelacarinaAdix... Read More

Ocean Alexander motor yacht Eleven Eleven sold

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The 25.84m (83'11) motor yacht Eleven Eleven was sold by Jeff Partin of Camper & Nicholsons International with Ocean Alexander representing the buyer. Eleven Eleven was built by Ocean Alexander in 2011 as the second hull in the 85E series and she features an interior by Destry Darr. The yacht's latest asking price was $ 3,595,000. Read More

Update on the launch of the 66m Lürssen project Green

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Last week we already reported on the launch, but today we have received an official statement from Lürssen about the launch of the 66 metre superyacht project Green. Although the company does not mention the name of the superyacht there are clear indications that she will be named Ester III. Espen Oeino designed the masculine exterior lines of project Green... Read More

Superyacht AD5 in Genoa

Monday, 2 June 2014

Last week, SYT's Maarten came accross superyacht AD5 in Genoa. She was launched in 2011 by the Agantur Shipyard. Her unusual hull shape and low superstructure hide the fact that she is nearly 32 metres long. She is steel hulled, and powered by twin 873hp Caterpillar C18 engines. Read More

Ferretti announce new CEO, Alberto Galassi

Monday, 2 June 2014

​The Ferretti Group has announced Alberto Galassi as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Ferruccio Rossi. Alberto Galassi is an authority on international affairs and an attorney specialising in international law. This change is representative of a consolidation/relaunching place focused on the conception of a new range of products... Read More

Mediterranean Yacht Show announces 2015 dates

Monday, 2 June 2014

Following the success of the first Mediterranean Yacht Show held from the 3 to 7 May of this year, the Greek Yachting Association (GYA) have announced that the show will return for a second edition next year. The Board Members of the GYA are now even more committed to shaping a show of the highest quality and of augmented trade interest. Read More

Zeelander Yachts unveils luxury explorer superyacht Z164

Monday, 2 June 2014

A new breed of Luxury Explorers has been created by Zeelander Yachts. The 49.9 metre Z164 not only delivers supreme explorer capabilities but also offers luxurious interior design and outfitting. The reduced draft and practical length allows the vessel to discover shallower ports whilst still permitting ocean crossings in challenging weather conditions. Read More

Cape4 Yachting sells superyacht Hero

Monday, 2 June 2014

​Cape4 Yachting has sold the Falcon superyacht Hero, to a direct client. The yacht, a raised pilothouse model, was built in 2008, and was for sale, asking € 2.850.000. The interior of this Falcon 102 is designed by Deborah Kenny, and accommodates up to 12 guests in three doubles plus two twin cabins, both with Pullman berths. Read More

Pastrovich announce 90m superyacht concept, X-Kid Stuff

Monday, 2 June 2014

Pastrovich, the Monaco based design studio, has unveiled the 90 metre motor yacht X-Kid Stuff. The concept blurs the lines between absolute luxury and utility. She is able to store everything from jet skis to 15 metre explorer ribs, whilst also bringing the versatility of a small pleasure craft. By deploying a simple, inflatable modular jetty, Owner’s are granted... Read More

Visiting superyacht builder Kingship in China

Monday, 2 June 2014

Since it’s beginnings in 2004, Hong Kong based company, Kingship, has rapidly established itself as one of the leading producers of superyachts in the world. SuperYachtTimes director Maarten travelled to the yard in China, to discuss current and future projects. The quality of Kingship is reflected in the prestigious award from the industry. Read More

Yachting Developments now offering refit service

Monday, 2 June 2014

​Yachting Developments has recently diversified to provide a full service offering for yachts, including refit work, survey work and haul outs, interior fittings and new build work. Over the last 18 months the company has implemented leaner, more efficient and cost effective work methods. The team has been hard at work on a wide range of projects... Read More

Superyacht of the week: The 85 metre Solandge

Sunday, 1 June 2014

The impressive 85.10 metre Lürssen superyacht, Solandge, is a family yacht built for pleasure. Delivered in October 2013, great care has been taken to ensure her establishment in the charter market of a truly iconic yacht. The owner, who upgraded from a 63 metre Lürssen yacht, has many years experience owning and chartering different types of yachts. Read More

Fireworks over superyacht Ace

Friday, 30 May 2014

The 87 metre superyacht Ace was built in 2012 by the German Lürssen shipyard. Ace features accommodation for 12 guests in 6 spectacular staterooms. Her unique lines and stunning interior were both created by Andrew Winch Designs. Some of her interior features include a spa with a hamman, Russian Banyan, beach club, full gym, discotheque...Read More

Lürssen's Young Designer Award shipyard tour

Friday, 30 May 2014

Lürssen recently invited the six finalists of the Young Designers Award to visit their shipyards in Northern Germany. In total the group of finalists consisted of seven young designers. During the tour there they had the opportunity to see three yachts all in a different stage of building, and met with the staff responsible for building the yachts. Read More

Northern Marine comments on capsizing of 90’ expedition yacht

Friday, 30 May 2014

​On Sunday, May 18, 2014, New World Yacht Builders LLC (DBA Northern Marine) suffered a major accident during the launch of its new 90’ expedition yacht, as the yacht capsized onto its port side during the launch and settled to the bottom of the launch area. Fortunately, the experienced master and crew responded to the peril professionally... Read More

Danish Yachts unveals AeroCruiser 38 II Fly

Friday, 30 May 2014

Danish Yachts have revealed the latest in their AeroCruiser range of superyachts, the new AeroCruiser 38 II Fly. Following the success of the Aerocruiser 38 II design and build, the vessel has been presented with numerous awards. Danish Yachts have introduced a Flybridge design to the new range, which offers an alternative to the previous ‘hard-top’ version. Read More

73 Metre superyacht project Sapphire unveiled

Friday, 30 May 2014

Project Sapphire was designed by Tim Gilding Marine Design for three major goals. The first, to carry the overall aesthetic of an explorer-style yacht, whilst remaining sleek and minimalist in form and detail. The second, to be light and airy, with a spacious and relaxed interior that allows easy indoor-outdoor flow. Read More

In Pictures: Heesen's brand new Galatea

Friday, 30 May 2014

​Powered by twin 3,800 HP MTU engines and equipped with gyro stabilisers, Galatea is the first in a new breed of Heesen superyachts. She derives from the very successful 37 metre class, of which 10 have been built. During sea trials, Galatea achieved the impressive speed of 29.7 knots. Read More

Expansion at Holland Jachtbouw's shipyard in Zaandam

Friday, 30 May 2014

​The foundations of the new building works at Holland Jachtbouw’s shipyard were recently laid by the Mayor of Zaandam, Geke Feber, in preparation for the new halls and offices. Phase One is due to be completed towards the end of 2014 with a new 60 metre x 26 metre state of the art 18 metre high build hangar. Read More

First two days of racing at the Pendennis Cup

Friday, 30 May 2014

Blue skies welcomed the yachts on the water for the first race day of the 2014 Pendennis Cup in Cornwall this year, but the unpredictable light winds meant the fleet found conditions challenging throughout the three hour race in Falmouth Bay. The start order for Day 1 began with Kelpie followed by Mariette... Read More

The XII edition of the Southern Wind Trophy

Friday, 30 May 2014

The XII edition of the Southern Wind Trophy will be held in Porto Cervo from the 3rd until the 7th June during the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. After eight successful editions held in the waters of Capri Island, the SWS Trophy moved to Porto Cervo in 2008. The event offers five days of breathtakingly coastal races... Read More

Exclusive: CRN preparing the launch of 73m superyacht Yalla

Thursday, 29 May 2014

One of our readers has send us this photo, which shows that CRN is preparing the launch of the 73 metre superyacht project 132, named Yalla. The yacht has already been moved outside in preperation for her launch. The yard has never released information about this particular project, so only a few details are known. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 46 metre superyacht Trident

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sanlorenzo have announced the launch of the 46 metre vessel, Trident, the sixth yacht to be launched in the 46Steel series. Trident is a five-deck superyacht with an aluminum superstructure and a displacement hull in steel that guarantees long cruises across the ocean in total self-sufficiency, without refueling for more than 3,500 nautical miles. Read More

Superyacht Lady Britt at anchor off Monaco

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Lady Britt was built by Feadship for owners who had spent many years chartering other Feadships and decided to create the ultimate charter yacht taking the classic looks of the 2005 Twizzle (now Issana) as their template. She was launched by Feadship in 2010, and features an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Read More

Unfinished superyacht rebuild project in Italy

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

​During a recent trip in Italy, I came accross this unfinished project in La Spezia. I have seen the hull in pretty much the same state before, many years ago, so I am guessing the project is no longer worked on. The project is the rebuild of a vessel called Giusy Blue, a 60 metre vessel built in the 70's in Germany at the Peene Werft. Read More

The fate of superyacht Lea

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

In 1988 superyacht Bellissima, originally launched in 1973 at the Anastassiades & Tsortanides, was completely rebuilt. After her relaunch, she was one of the most opulent yachts of her time, featuring an Asian style interior, with many fabrics from China and Thailand, such as pleated silk overheads. Read More

Solar1 bringing together experts of solar power and green technology

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Solar1 Races is on a mission. One of the leading - and most innovative - organisations dedicated to the development of the use of solar power in a bid for a better, brighter and ultimately much more green future. Recent years have seen the solar power industry flourish, and it’s not hard to see why. Read More

Sunseeker starts construction of second 155 Yacht

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

​Construction of the second Sunseeker 155 Yacht is underway as the team at Sunseeker International’s shipyard in Poole laid the keel of the hull. This is the first stage in the build of the second 155. A significant development in the construction of the 155 Yacht, the laying of the keel, was overseen by client representatives and also by Sunseeker... Read More

Superyacht Sea Dweller sold

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

​Ocean Independence has sold the 47 metre motor yacht Sea Dweller, with Edmiston representing the buyers. Built by Heesen Yachts in 1999 as No Escape, Sea Dweller underwent a major interior and exterior refit in 2009/2010. Accommodation is provided for 9 crew and 12 guests in 1 master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. The interior is luxurious... Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 41m superyacht sloop

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Inmocean. The 41m sloop built by Fitzroy Yachts is a classic style yacht. Read More

Superyacht design concept Phoenicia updated

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Today, I contacted superyacht designer Igor Lobanov, to hear about the developments on the 110-meter yacht project at Oceanco shipyard, the largest yacht under construction in The Netherlands. Unfortunately, that project is strictly confidential, and the designer was not able to comment on this particular project. He was however able to talk about his other project.. Read More

Chartering the 90m superyacht Nero on the Costa Smeralda

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Delivered in 2008 by Chinese shipyard Corsair Yachts, 90 metre NERO is the only modern classic motor yacht of this size in existence. Embodying luxury and elegance, she offers guests the perfect environment to wind down in ultimate style in some of the world’s most stunning cruising grounds. Read More

The Codecasa Emelina in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The 51 metre Emelina built by Codecasa arrived in Amsterdam on sunday night, where SYT's Maarten photographed her this morning. The interior, designed by Della Role along with the U.S. owners, has been decorated in a classical Italian style. The materials used on board are mainly mahogany and mahogany plume. Read More

Video of the 2014 Les Voiles de St. Barth

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

If tied up end-to-end, the 38 superyachts that raced this year would stretch over one and a half kilometers in length. Brisk winds and a heavy sea state prevailed throughout the annual regatta's three days of racing, which was held on 20-25 nautical mile courses, taking teams counter-clockwise around the island of St. Barths on day one...Read More

The inaugural Frers Cup to be held in Trapani

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

​The inaugural Frers Cup is an invitational sailing regatta designed for the pure enjoyment of the owners, guests and crew of yachts created by three generations of the Frers family. The first design was hand-drawn by Germán Frers Snr. in 1928 and since that time more than 1,200 yachts have been created. From dinghies to megayachts... Read More

In Pictures: The newly delivered Sunseeker 40 Marin

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

​A brand new Sunseeker 40 Metre, Marin, has arrived in the Mediterranean, which leads us to believe that she has recently been delivered to her owners. The Sunseeker 40 metre is designed and built to RINA unrestricted navigation classification. The 25-knot, 40 metre yacht offers accommodation for up to 12 guests. Read More

Construction update on Tankoa superyacht project S693

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Earlier this month, SuperYachtTimes’ editor Maarten visited the Genoa based Tankoa shipyard, where he was shown around the 69 metre yacht currently under construction. Tankoa shipyard announced the sale of the 69 metre superyacht Tankoa S693 in March 2014, and are on track for a successful July 2015 delivery. Read More

Sneak preview of Royal Huisman Elfje

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

​Royal Huisman has quietly launched the 51.80 metre plumb-bowed Classic Pilot Ketch, project 392. Designed by Hoek Design, with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon, the yacht has been highly optimised for performance. She features a long waterline, lifting keel with trim tab and carbon spade rudder are complemented by a... Read More

Viking launches 28 metre 92 EB

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Viking Yacht Company launched its new flagship 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible at its manufacturing facility on the Bass River in New Gretna, New Jersey. More than two years in design and development, the Viking 92 EB is the largest resin infused convertible sportfishing yacht to be built in the United States. Read More

Progress at Wim Van Der Valk Continental Yachts

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Two new yachts currently under construction at Wim Van Der Valk Continental Yachts, a Continental III 25.00 Raised Pilothouse, and a Trawler 37.00 were moved outside earlier this month, giving us a brief look at the progress of both projects. The Continental III 25.00 RPH was moved into the sandblasting shed, in preparation of her fairing and painting. Read More

Lürssen launches 66 metre superyacht Ester III

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Lürssen has launched superyacht Ester III from their Rendsburg shipyard. The yacht, which was known to the industry as project Green, measures 66 metres, and is designed by Espen Oeino. We do not yet have a photo of the yacht, however, we can already show you a photo of the model.... Read More

Explorer superyacht Akula in Genoa

Monday, 26 May 2014

The 59 metre explorer superyacht Akula was originally built by Amels in 1974 as a pilot vessel and converted into an explorer yacht by Vosper Thornycorft in 1999. Akula was refitted to accommodate professional helicopter operations and to be able to cruise the world in style, safety and comfort. She underwent an interior and exterior refit... Read More

The refit of the 28.60 metre Shenu

Monday, 26 May 2014

Superyacht Shenu is a 28.60 metre vessel built by Couach Yachts in 2005. The motoryacht underwent a refit in 2013 by Turkish shipyard, KRM Yacht, and was recently successfully completed. This open bridge luxury yacht has a composite hull with a composite superstructure with a beam of 6.50 metres and a 1.30 metre draft. Read More

Rossi Navi unveils new line of superyachts

Monday, 26 May 2014

​After the international success of the 70 metre superyacht Numptia, Rossinavi has teamed up with Axis Group Yacht Design once more, aiming to develop a new yacht concept for the US market. I was invited at the yard last week, and received a sneak preview of the project. The concept will be developed with the specific need of a shallow draft. Read More

Record Performance for Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Monday, 26 May 2014

​Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s Services are enjoying unprecedented demand for their services in their second quarter, making more than 70 port calls in April worldwide and shipping 200 yachts to the Mediterranean in just one month alone. May is traditionally a busy month for Sevenstar as yacht owners prepare for their summer vacations. Read More

Azimut 77S set to debut at Cannes Boat Show 2014

Monday, 26 May 2014

​The new model in the S Collection by Azimut Yachts, Azimut 77, is set to make her world debut at the 2014 Cannes boat show. The exterior was designed by Stefano Righini whilst the stylish interior is the work of Carlo Galeazzi, and with four boats sold in the pre-launch, the 23.46 metre superyacht is already enjoying success in the industry. Read More

Robertissima claims honours in Rolex Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race

Monday, 26 May 2014

​Roberto Tomasini Grinover's JV72 Mini Maxi Robertissima has been declared the winner on corrected time (IRC) of Rolex Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race. Tricky conditions on the course yesterday during the return journey from Stromboli back to Capri caused this year's race to favour the frontrunners... Read More

85 Metre superyacht Solandge added to Monaco line-up

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lürssen will be exhibiting the stunning Solandge at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Solandge was delivered in October 2013, and measures 85 metres. Exterior designer Espen Oeino, interior designer Aileen Rodriguez and the Lürssen project team ensured the delivery of an impressive and impeccably designed superyacht to her proud owners. Read More

S​uperyacht Tranquility sold

Monday, 26 May 2014

International Yacht Collection has announced the sale of 39.62 metre superyacht, Tranquility. The vessel was listed​ for sale by Northrop and Johnson and Bradford Marine,​ at $4,390,000 (USD). Tranquility is an exceptionally spacious tri-deck motoryacht launched in 1995 by Hatteras Yachts. Read More

 

Video of the capsizing of explorer yacht Blood Baron

Monday, 26 May 2014

Last week, the brand-new 85-foot explorer Blood Baron (Northern Marine 90), capsized during her launch operation. A video of this tragic incident has just been released on Youtube. It is still unclear what the cause of this incident was. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The Codecasa Vintage F75

Sunday, 25 May 2014

​During the 2011 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, Codecasa Shipyards unveiled their new Vintage Series through the exhibition of the first hull in the series. A resounding success, Hull F73 (since named Magari) was met with great enthusiasm from fans and experts from the superyacht industry. Read More

Superyacht Sirahmy in Viareggio

Friday, 23 May 2014

Sirahmy is a classic Benetti superyacht, built in 1981. She features a beautiful fantail stern, and has been extensively refitted in 2009. She has a modern interior, featuring stenciled woodwork, and leather flooring. Sirahmy offers accommodation for up to 10 guests, all in ensuite cabins. She is powered by twin 750 hp Caterpillar diesels, and cruises at 12 knots. Read More

Superyacht Hilarium II sold

Friday, 23 May 2014

​Camper & Nicholsons International has sold the Feadship superyacht Hilarium II. The new owner was represented by Expedition Yachts. Maintained to exemplary conditions by experienced owners and used solely as a private yacht during their ownership years, this delightful Feadship combines traditional charm and elegance...Read More

Royal Huisman William Tai sold

Friday, 23 May 2014

Edmiston has sold Royal Huisman’s iconic 40-metre William Tai. Camper & Nicholsons International represented the buyers. Conceived as a world cruiser for an experienced yacht owner, no expense was too great when S/Y William Tai was built in 1997. Her asking price was € 8,750,000. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - May/June 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business. Read More

MYBA Charter Show a success

Friday, 23 May 2014

Having attracted 54 of some of the world’s best superyachts available for luxury charter and 64 charter related exhibitors - this year’s MYBA Charter Show proved once again to be another busy and successful event. Held from 28th April to 2nd May, yachts were moored in the Porto Antico part of Genoa, along both Marina Molo Vecchio and Aquarium Quays. Read More

New renderings of the Continental Trawler 28 RPH

Friday, 23 May 2014

The Continental Trawler is the latest addition to the Dutch shipyard Wim van der Valk’s range of yachts. In production since 2008, it is a classical and timeless design and available in sizes between 17 and 36 metres. Special care has been taken to ensure the best possible sailing capabilities, particularly with the original round-bilged design, providing maximum fuel efficiency. Read More

The second Codecasa Vintage superyacht in Viareggio

Thursday, 22 May 2014

​Earlier this week, SYT’s Maarten stepped on board the second Codecasa 42 metre Vintage superyacht, launched in 2013. The yacht, which at the moment remains unnamed, is a sistership to superyacht Magari. Both yachts are designed by Codecasa and feature interiors by Della Role Design. Thanks to her twin Caterpillar 3512 C diesel engines, she’s able to reach... Read More

Hull and superstructure of 41 metre IAG Serenity joined

Thursday, 22 May 2014

April 15th 2014 saw great progress for the 41 metre trideck project, Serenity, when the main deck was successfully de-moulded and placed on the hull. IAG signed the contract with an American client for the project in July 2013. SYT's Maarten visited the shipyard in China in March, and took these photos of the project. With a length... Read More

SYT visits the Kha Shing shipyard in Taiwan

Thursday, 22 May 2014

During the Taiwan International Boat Show, the General Manager of Kha Shing, John Kung, showed me around the shipyard. Kha Shing is well known for building motor yachts under their own brand Monte Fino Yachts, but they are also responsible for the construction of the Hargrave motor yachts. Read More

Jade Yachts’ VIP Island at the Taiwan International Boat Show

Thursday, 22 May 2014

​Jade Yachts proved their creativity at the 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show. Instead of taking a place at the dock, they created their own private barge with a shuttle service from the show to their own VIP Island. Docked at the island were the brand new 52 metre superyacht Jade 959 and the Jade 95 explorer motor yacht... Read More

ISA Yachts secures order to complete 71m superyacht

Thursday, 22 May 2014

​In January SYT had already exclusively reported that the 71 metre superyacht project Victoria had arrived in Ancona, Italy from Russia and today ISA Yachts has announced that they have secured the contract to complete the project. The contract works include completion of the technical areas, commissioning of the yacht’s systems, realisation of the interior... Read More

The 36 metre Phoenix being moved over the road in Pisa

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Dixon designed 36 metre composite superyacht Phoenix was built in 2003 in Turkey by Nedship. The yacht was refitted in 2013 by AES shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, during a 6 month refit. It is likely that she had more work done recently in Italy, as she was seen yesterday by SuperYachtTimes editor Maarten in Pisa, when she was being transported on a large truck. Read More

Benetti launches 45m superyacht Latiko

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Benetti shipyard in Viareggio has recently launched the latest hull in the Benetti Vision series as seen on the photo taken by SYT’s Maarten Janssen. Named Latiko, hull number BV019 is scheduled for delivery in June 2014. ​With an exterior by Stefano Righini, the interior of the 45m superyacht has been designed by Zuretti Interior Design. Read More

Taiwan International Boat Show a success

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Taiwanese International Boat Show held in Kaohsiung ended on the 11th May after a hugely successful inaugural show, with approximately NT$1 billion in orders already placed for 32 motor yachts and sail boats and many more expected in follow up deals. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard attended the show and was left impressed... Read More

Admiral launches 35m superyacht Foam

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Italian shipyard Admiral has launched a new motoryacht into the Admiral Custom Division, the Admiral Classique 35, named Foam. The 35 metre full displacement motoryacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, and is fully customised by the owner. Her traditional yet modern design is thanks to the in-house design team of The Italian Sea Group, the ‘Centro Stile’. Read More

Merle Wood & Associates sell 27.4m superyacht MTG

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Merle Wood & Associates has announced the sale of 27.40 metre superyacht, MTG. Launched in 2009 by Italian shipyard, Pershing, MTG is built in fibreglass and boasts powerful, aggressive lines by designer Fulvio de Simon. Her main saloon is a single open space with relaxation areas, entertainment systems and a dining area. Read More

Nafplion hosts the First Mediterranean Yacht Show

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

​This year saw The Greek Yachting Association (GYA) successfully organise the first Mediterranean Yacht Show in Nafplion from the 3rd to the 7th of May, targeting professionals of the yachting industry with an international exhibition of crewed yachts. The opening ceremony took place on 3rd May, followed by an impressive reception at the fortress of Palamidi...Read More

First SuperYacht Festival held in Amsterdam

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

On 2nd May we opened the doors of the Superyacht Clubhouse, home of SuperYacht Times, to over 150 yachting professionals for a casual event on the eve of the World Superyacht Awards 2014, held in Amsterdam. The ‘Burgers & Bubbles’ themed party was held in the offices of SuperYachtTimes next to the canals of Amsterdam, complete with crates... Read More

Superyacht Blue Berry launched by BSD Yachts

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Earlier in May 2014 BSD Yachts in Viareggio launched the 32.25 metre superyacht Blue Berry. While already under construction, the BSD 108RS was sold in October 2013 by Whyko to her current owners. The owner’s firm intention was to make a second home out of the yacht, and she has been built exactly for that purpose. Read More

Sneak preview of the launch of the Logica 147-01

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

​Yesterday KK Superyachts announced the upcoming launch of the Logica 147-01 superyacht and today SYT’s Maarten Janssen was in Viareggio to witness the launch. Designed by Luca Brenta, the Logica 147-01 features an interior by Martin Kemp Design. Maarten has just sent us this sneak preview and stay tuned for more photos of... Read More

Photo gallery of the launch of the Logica 147-01

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Today, SYT’s Maarten Janssen was in Viareggio to witness the launch of the Logica 147-01 superyacht. Designed by Luca Brenta, the Logica 147-01 features an interior by Martin Kemp Design. 12 guests can be comfortably accommodated, due to a layout of six cabins, including a master suite, three VIP and two guest cabins. Read More

Benetti launches 47 metre superyacht FB503

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

​Benetti has recently launched superyacht project FB503, a 47 metre all aluminium superyacht designed by Italian designer Stefano Natucci. SYT's Maarten Janssen was able to take a photo of her, from the beach in Viareggio. We believe the yacht is called Anastasia K. Read More

The classic explorer F100 in La Spezia

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

In 1983, CRN launched the 32.09 metre F100 for Gianni Agnelli, the head of car manufacturer Fiat. The yacht was designed for worldwide exploration, by the late yacht designer Gerhard Gilgenast, and was considered to be ground breaking at that time. The yacht has not changed much since 1983, and still cruises under her original name. Read More

Superyacht Monte Carlo sold

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Merle Wood and Associates have sold the 40.23 metre superyacht Monte Carlo, together with Chamberlain Yachts, who introduced the buyers. Built in 1988, the full displacement yacht was designed by Diana Yacht Design and in 2006 the luxury yacht underwent a complete interior refit by Claudette Bonville. Read More

85 Foot yacht capsizes during her launch

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A brand-new 85-foot explorer, which we believe to be Blood Baron, capsized Sunday night during her launch operation. One person reportedly got stuck in the engine room when the incident occurred. He and 5 others were quickly rescued from the capsized vessel, and luckily no one was seriously injured. Read More

Superyacht 4H sold

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ocean Independence has sold the 38.5 metre 4H, together with Sportfish International, who introduced the buyers to the yacht. 4H was launched in 2007 and she was the first superyacht in the SanLorenzo 40 Alloy series. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, 4H can accommodate 10 guests in 3 double and 2 twin cabins. Read More

Major expansion for IMS Shipyard

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Superyacht refit and maintenance specialist IMS Shipyard is expanding and is multiplying its berthing capacities five-fold. At the heart of the Toulon bay, the shipyard is opening 80 additional berths to accommodate up to 100 yachts from twenty to eighty metres in length on its two sites. The shipyard will be ready to receive the first yachts at the end of 2014. Read More

Logica Yachts preparing the launch of the Logica 147-01

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

​KK Superyachts tells us about the imminent launch of the Logica 147-01. The construction of this yacht, designed by Studio Brenta, was started at Benetti Sail Division, but the new shipyard Logica Yachts has now taken over the project, and will complete the yacht at their Viareggio based yard. KK Superyachts commented that low fuel consumption... Read More

Arcadia 85 Solar sold and renamed Good Life

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ocean Drive have sold the 26 metre Arcadia motor yacht Solar, in an inhouse deal. The yacht was delivered in 2010, and has undergone a refit in 2014. Solar will be renamed Good Life, and will be made available for charter. The yacht uses solar energy captured by photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of the vessel. Read More

New photos of 140 metre Fincantieri Victory

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Although she is almost completely hidden from view from all sides, SuperYachtTimes editor Maarten still managed to take these photos of the recently launched 140 metre superyacht project Victory at Fincantieri. There is still a lot of work going on on board, and we expect it will a few more months before she will be delivered. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 27m superyacht Giriz II

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Giriz II. Read More

The 50 metre Heesen Crazy Me

Monday, 19 May 2014

Superyacht Crazy Me is 50 metre all-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yacht, that was delivered by Heesen in 2013. Gary Grant designed the radical exterior lines of his new superyacht. He created pure lines that form the unique profile with its distinctive “swoosh” line. Another striking element of this design is the use of formed glass. Read More

Closer look at newly launched 26 ​m​etre​ Gra Nil

Monday, 19 May 2014

The Italian Shipyard has ​released more information about their latest launch, the Darwin Class Explorer Yacht, Gra Nil. The 26.21 metre explorer vessel was designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec and is the fifth delivery of the Darwin Class line since its launch in 2011. Gra Nil absolutely matches the Darwin Class’ technical features. Read More

30 Metre Bahama SkyMaster superyacht underway

Monday, 19 May 2014

Paragon Motor Yachts has announced the construction of a custom 30.40 metre Bahama SkyMaster. The vessel, being constructed for a repeat client, has been so named after its "Bahamas House", a voluminous superstructure featuring vertical windows that enhance the plentiful interior space while at the same time diminishing heat and A/C load. Read More

Moonen unveils new superyacht range

Monday, 19 May 2014

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has introduced the new Caribbean series of motoryachts. Leveraging on the success of its classic looking superyachts over the last two decades and offering a refreshingly modern twist, the Caribbean range combines a distinctive and timeless style with all the attributes that will ensure a high resale value. Read More

Closer look at STP shipyard in Palma

Monday, 19 May 2014

With facilities to repair and maintain vessels of up to 120 metres in length, STP is Palma’s biggest shipyard, and right at the heart of the area’s refit industry. STP are part of the group IPM (Iniciativas Portuarias Mallorca - Mallorca Harbour Initiatives), managing marinas and dry docks and providing advice and consultancy. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Hatteras 100 Mr. Loui

Sunday, 18 May 2014

​Elegant and powerful, the Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse surely is an eye-catching new addition to the extensive fleet of USA-based Hatteras Yachts shipyard. Hailing from New Bern, North Carolina, Hatteras Yachts has been a leading force in building sportfishing convertibles and luxury motor yachts for over 50 years. Read More

Sailing yacht Mrs Seven in Piraeus

Friday, 16 May 2014

Mrs Seven, seen here in Piraeus, is the seventh hull of Southern Wind's successful SW 100 series. She was delivered in 2008, and features a sail area of 424 square metres. Nauta Design was responsible for the general concept, the interior design and exterior styling. The interior has a lot of white coloured fabrics and contrasting horizontal grain teak furniture. Read More

Pannone Architetti designs 35m superyacht Shuairan

Friday, 16 May 2014

Pannone Architetti’s latest project, Shuairan, is a 35 metre sailing yacht aiming to unite the world of motor yachts and sailing yachts. Her sleek exterior lines with high-bulwark and large windows create an aerodynamic look, whilst offering her guests a light and airy atmosphere inside. Proud of the sleek shape of the vessel, Pannone Architetti... Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Suncoco in Greece

Friday, 16 May 2014

Suncoco, seen in these photos taken in Nafplio and Spetses last week, was built by Lowland in 1992. She accommodates eight guests in four staterooms, each with their own ensuite bathrooms. The main deck contains a well-equipped galley, as well as the tastefully decorated dining area and salon. She is available for charter. Read More

Bannenberg & Rowell Design high volume 57.91m superyacht

Friday, 16 May 2014

London based design company Bannenberg & Rowell Design, have designed a 57.91 metre, four-deck motor yacht with an impressively large interior, efficient performance, and a look unlike anything else on the water. She will boast an 11.03 metre beam, a draught of 3.20 metres and an estimated gross tonnage of 1232. Read More

The refit of the 71m superyacht Enigma XK

Friday, 16 May 2014

​Built in 1988 by Richards Shipbuilders, Enigma XK undertook an extensive refit in 2013 by Atlantic refit centre. Previously named Norna IV, her luxurious new interior was designed by Vitruvius and her new exterior styling is by Philippe Briand. Enigma XK's interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. Read More

Azure present 94 metre Purity superyacht concept

Friday, 16 May 2014

Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture have presented their latest concept, the 94 metre motor yacht, Purity. Aiming to create a modern and elegant long-range yacht, the design is the result of rigorous research into usability, elegance and a clean design. Purity will be presented in more detail at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Read More

Closer look 25.4 metre concept SIG80

Friday, 16 May 2014

​The Le Breton Yachts SIG80 has been designed in collaboration with Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) and Adam Voorhees Design to become the new benchmark for high performance cruising yachts, combining outstanding sailing ability with real luxury By using modern materials in the hulls, rig, hardware and joinery... Read More

Superyacht Lady Nora in Piraeus

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​The 43 metre superyacht Lady Nora, seen here in Piraeus last week, was built by US builder Broward, at their Dania shipyard, in 1998. Designed by Broward, the yacht features an interior by Baldwin Yacht Interiors. She sleeps up to 10 guests, and is powered by twin 2400 hp Detroit Diesel engines. Read More

Superyacht Kahu sold

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Freedom Marine has sold explorer yacht “Kahu”. Freedom Marine was the listing broker, and Allied Marine acted for the new owners. Kahu is an Ex-New Zealand Navy Moa class vessel. She was transformed in 2012 into a World Cruiser by Fitzroy Yachts of New Zealand. She is a Steel hull with a new Aluminum Superstructure and new interior. Read More

Mulder superyacht BN100 well underway

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Mulder Shipyard have announced that the construction of the Mulder 34 metre motoryacht is progressing well and fully on schedule. The hull and superstructure of the largest Mulder built to date are expected to be delivered at the company’s new shipyard in Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands late July 2014. The engines and generators will be placed in the hull... Read More

Best Chef Award for 30m charter yacht Leonardo

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​Captain Gwenael Bouille and the crew of Leonardo welcomed Superyacht Times’ Maarten Janssen on board the 30 metre vessel for lunch last week, showcasing the luxurious boat as well as the talents of chef, Gilles de Cambourg, who won the 26th MYBA Charter Show Competition for the best chef in the up to 36 metre category. Read More

Sailing yacht Mirabella I now fitted with helideck

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​Earlier this month, SuperYachtTimes' Merijn de Waard spotted the 41.4 metre superyacht Mirabella I in Palma, with a new Helipad. She is one of only a handful of large sailing yachts that has the capability to land a helicopter on deck. The helipad is not the only unusual thing about this yacht. She was built in 1994 in Thailand by Concorde Yachts, and is perhaps the only... Read More

Summer charter for 47m Superyacht Lady Dee

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​Earlier this month, SuperYachtTimes.com editor Maarten Janssen was invited on board superyacht Lady Dee for lunch, and saw that the 47 metre motor yacht is the perfect combination of luxury, elegance and comfort. The vessel was launched by Acico Yachts in 2012 and boasts naval architecture by Olivier F. van Meer, and a beautiful exterior by... Read More

DMS Holland introduces RotorSwing roll damping system with Zero Speed functionality

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​Following extensive engineering and a period of comprehensive testing, DMS Holland has recently launched RotorSwing Zero Speed to the market. This system not only dampens rolling whilst sailing but also whilst the yacht is stationary or at anchor. Instead of traditional fins, the RotorSwing roll damping system uses rapidly rotating cylinders. Read More

Benetti Coconuts sold by Fraser Yachts

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Fraser Yachts' Antoine Larricq and his colleague Dennis Frederiksen has sold the Benetti superyacht Coconuts. It is not the first time the two brokers sold this yacht. In December 2013 the yacht, then called Zazou, was also sold by them. Coconuts was delivered in 2011, and is part of the Benetti Tradition 105 series. Read More

The 33 metre superyacht Pollux in Spetses

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​Pollux is a 33 metre Akhir 110 built in 2000 by Cantieri di Pisa. Her interior designed by Don Starkey provides space and comfort through a fusion of Japanese and art deco themes. The yacht can accommodate 8-10 guests in 4 spacious cabins all located on the lower deck. The full beam master suite, decorated with natural colors welcomes you with a feeling of spaciousness. Read More

Superyacht Restless joins Bluewater charter fleet

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​Bluewater have announced their appointment as Central Agent for Restless. The 29.26 metre superyacht was launched by Hargrave Yachts in 2005 and underwent a complete interior refit in 2013. The relaxed, spacious interior of Restless easily accommodates 6 to eight guests in 1 twin and 3 double cabins, all with en suite facilities, including a luxurious... Read More

Cantiere Delle Marche launches 4th Darwin 86

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​Cantiere Delle Marche has launched the fourth Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86’. The new 86’ Explorer is designed and engineered by Hydro Tec/Sergio Cutolo. Designed and built for worldwide cruising, she features extra-thick steel plates, and customised equipment. Inside, designer Pierluigi Floris created stylish and refined spaces ... Read More

Nauta Design ​unveils ​14.4 ​m​etre​ Toy Tender 47

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​Nauta Design ​has unveiled the ​14.4​ ​m etre​ Toy Tender 47’​, a 14.4 metre ​tender designed for Toy Marine. The Tender’s exterior design features a modern superstructure, wide deck space and seamless access to the sea from a low deck level. The large cockpit, open transom, comfortable dinette under the deckhouse... Read More

Quality fleet signs up for Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​The 19th May kicks off the start of the first event in Rolex’s Mediterranean yachting season, the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. Now in its 10th edition, the 2014 event comprises six days of close racing both inshore and offshore, including the Volcano Race from Capri to the Aeolian Islands and back. Organisers The International Maxi Association... Read More

First Sunseeker 101 launched and delivered

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​The first Sunseeker 101 Sport, Black Legend, was recently loaded on a Sevenstar Yacht Transport ship, to be delivered from the UK to Malta. Black Legend features a black hull and distinctive interior. No less than 300 bespoke changes have been made to the standard specification of the first Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht... Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 27 Metre superyacht explorer

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a look at superyacht Griffioen. Having had only one owner since she was built in 2006, Griffioen is a custom built vessel.. Read More

70m Bannenberg & Rowell designed superyacht signed at Feadship

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

2016 will see delivery of the first 'holistic' Bannenberg & Rowell yacht in over a decade. The yacht is under construction at Feadship, and features exterior, and interior design by the London-based design studio. The yacht, which will be delivered in 2016, measures 70 metres in length. We plan to bring you more details, as soon as they are released. Read More

The 36.9 metre motorsailor Gulmaria cruising off Poros

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​The custom designed motor sailor Gulmaria was delivered in 2013 by Bodrum Shipyard. She measures 36.9 metres, and sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a large owner's stateroom, a VIP stateroom, and 2 double cabins. The yacht, which is available for charter, was seen here cruising off the Greek island Poros... Read More

Video of the Mangusta 110

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Earlier this year, Overmarine unveiled the new Mangusta 110 in Miami and now the company has released this video of the yacht. Two MTU 16V 2000M94 engines and Kamewa waterjets easily drive this yacht to a speed of 33 knots whilst ensuring excellent stability, a complete absence of vibration and low noise levels. Read More

Superyacht QM of London sold

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Edmiston has sold superyacht QM of London, in an inhouse deal. At just under 50 metres QM of London offers 7 cabins with generous interior and exterior space and underwent a full refit in 2013. The interior was designed by Terence Disdale and emanates style and sophistication. Relaxing and neutral creams with... Read More

Sanlorenzo launches hull of 460Exp superyacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Sanlorenzo has launched the hull of their first Explorer, the 460Exp, which is now entering the outfitting phase. The yacht, which has been specifically designed for long-range cruising, has a gross tonnage of 460 tons, and measures 42 metres in length. She has a steel displacement hull, and an aluminum superstructure. Read More

Nakhimov signs new 37 metre superyacht contract at Admiral-Tecnomar

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Nakhimov has signed a contract with Admiral-Tecnomar to build a new 37 metre aluminium superyacht. The yacht, which is the fifth yacht commissioned by Nakhimov at Admiral-Tecnomar, is designed by Monaco based Dobroserdov Design, and Bannenberg & Rowell will design the yacht's interior. Read More

New photos of the launch of the PJ170-02

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Palmer Johnson has send us these new images of the launch of the second 52 metre Palmer Johnson superyacht, the PJ170. The yacht was launched in Sturgeon Bay last week. The yacht is designed by superyacht designers Nuvolari & Lenard, and she is a sister ship to superyacht DB9. She is powered by twin 4615 hp MTU 16V4000 M93L marine diesels. Read More

Video of the launch of 52 metre Jade yacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Last month, we reported about the launch of the 52 metre superyacht project 959, by the Taiwanese shipyard Jade Yachts, and the yard has now released this video of the launch. Espinosa designed the exterior lines of the high volume motor yacht and the layout came from the drawing board of Central Yacht. Read More

Vicem Yachts 97 Cruiser sold and delivered in US

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Vicem Yachts has announced the sale and delivery of a Vicem 97 Cruiser to its new US yacht Owner. The yacht arrived in Florida at the end of March 2014 after its sale the prior month. Along with 97 Cruiser, Vicem Yachts sold a 77 Flybridge as well in April 2014. ​​The Vicem 97 Cruiser is the flagship of the Vicem Vintage Line and is constructed in wood. Read More

McConaghy Boats increase focus on superyacht sector

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

McConaghy Boats are to apply their race boat acumen and technology to the superyacht sector with a dedicated move into the large yacht market. This new focus will complement the company’s ongoing work in the sub 30m sector, where they are known as the world’s leading specialist composite boat builders. Read More

The 77 metre superyacht Tango in Athens

Monday, 12 May 2014

The 77 metre Tango was launched in may 2012 by Feadship, and is an exceptionally creative and innovative yacht in terms of both the exterior profile and the interior styling and layout. The yacht has a contemporary two-tone exterior: Her muscular looks are combined with signature lines that bring additional elegance to the profile. Read More

Scoop: 120 metre superyacht Czar launched in Greece

Monday, 12 May 2014

Yesterday SuperYachtTimes editor Maarten spotted the 120 metre superyacht project Czar close to Athens. The yacht is still partly hidden from view, but we still managed to capture a picture of her superstructure. The yacht was launched in April by the Elefsis shipyard, to a design by H2. Not much is known yet about the yacht... Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The Benetti Delfino 93’ Zaphira

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Benetti Delfino 93’ Class Range embodies Benetti's strong track record of both tradition and innovation, with the first motor-yacht by this name introduced forty years ago at the 1969 Genoa International Boat Show. The Delfino has seen enormous success. It is the ultimate synthesis of the Italian boatyard's extensive experience and quality. Read More

Superyacht Aurora at anchor in Porto Heli

Friday, 9 May 2014

SuperYachtTimes editor Maarten is currently cruising in Greece on board superyacht Aurora, and he has sent us this photo, taken yesterday in Porto Heli. Launched in 2011 by Tecnomar, the 30.60 metre superyacht Aurora is a highly personalised superyacht and, for her category, provides a unique amount of interior space. Read More

Live from Taiwan International Boat Show: Photo Gallery of Day 2

Friday, 9 May 2014

We have more photos coming today live from the Taiwan International Boat Show, reported by SuperYachtTimes’ Merijn de Waard. Present inside Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre are major Taiwanese shipyards, including Horizon, Jade and Kha Shing. Among others, the following pictures showcase the newly launched superyacht from Horizon, Carnival Liberty 3. Read More

The 36 metre Trinity superyacht Sea Jewel Bravo sold

Friday, 9 May 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship announced yesterday that the in-house sale of the pristine Sea Jewel Bravo. This is the 5th sale by the team at Moran Yacht & Ship in the past month. Built in 1999 by the American shipyard Trinity, the 36m Sea Jewel Bravo has recaptured her luxurious charm with an extensive refit in 2006 leaving her in like-new condition. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches 51m superyacht My Sky

Friday, 9 May 2014

​Heesen has announced that the fully customised superyacht My Sky (16551) was launched on January 31st 2014. The superyacht provides distinction and class to her guests with flush mounted tinted windows thermo bonded to the superstructure to create a continuous wall of glass. Her bold exterior was designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects... Read More

Live from Taiwan: The 77ft and 40 knot Tachou Olympia 77 motor yacht

Friday, 9 May 2014

A rather unusual yacht at the show here in Taiwan is Victory Star. Although she is not a new yacht, build in 2005, and with her 21 metres also a little smaller than the yachts we normally feature, she still stands out with her top speed of 40 knots. Victory Star is an Olympia 77 motor yacht built by the Taiwanese yacht builder Tachou Yachts. Read More

Live from Taiwan: Sea trial with the Horizon AC80 catamaran motor yacht

Friday, 9 May 2014

​Yesterday I was invited by the team of Horizon Yachts to join them for a sea trial onboard the AC80 catamaran superyacht. The custom 24.70 metre catamaran superyacht has been praised throughout for her craftsmanship and interior fit and finish as a luxury catamaran. The yacht can now accommodate 8 guests in four staterooms, two in each hull. Read More

90 Metre superyacht Nero sold

Friday, 9 May 2014

​Burgess has announced the sale of the 90.10 metre Nero. Bluewater introduced the client. Inspired by J.P. Morgan’s famous Corsair fleet of yachts, Nero was built in China by Corsair Yachts in 2007. The asking price was €39,950,000 and Merle Wood served as Joint Central Agents. Read More

 

Southern Wind launches 32 metre superyacht Farfalla

Friday, 9 May 2014

Southern Wind Shipyard has announced the launch of Farfalla, the third of the SW 102’ series. The yacht has been designed by Nauta Yacht Design for the general design, deck and interior design and Farr Yacht Design for the naval architecture, sail plan and appendages. Read More

Live from Taiwan: John Lu of Horizon Yachts on the companies global markets

Friday, 9 May 2014

After graduating from the National Taiwan Ocean University with a degree in naval architecture, Horizon Yachts CEO, John Lu, returned to his hometown of Kaohsiung to gain experience in the yacht industry. His success as a naval architect led to the decision to establish Horizon Yachts. Read More

Live From Taiwan: Horizon sells 4 yachts

Friday, 9 May 2014

Horizon Yachts have announced the sales of four Horizon 88 motor yachts in the past week. Focusing on the American market with a philosophy of quick delivery times for instant owner gratification, Roger Sowerbutts, director of Horizon Yachts USA, told Superyacht Times’ Merijn de Waard that Horizon are constantly trying to accommodate client’s needs. Read More

Live from Taiwan: Tachou Yachts open to build yachts over 30 metres

Friday, 9 May 2014

The Taipei based Tachou Ship Building Company began in 1919 when Mr. Chen, then a young carpenter, built his first small wooden fishing boat. From those humble beginnings, the Tachou Company was born. Read More

Superyachts in Spetses, Greece

Thursday, 8 May 2014

​Yesterday 8 superyachts made their way from the charter show in Nafplio, to the island of Spetses for an evening rendez-vous. SuperYachtTimes editor Maarten in traveling on one of the yachts, Aurora, for the next couple of days. Expect more photos from Greece in the coming days. Read More

Feadship superyacht Paraffin sold

Thursday, 8 May 2014

​Fraser Yachts have announced the sale of superyacht Paraffin, the 60 metre Feadship. The yacht was sold in an in-house sale. The buyer was introduced by Julian Chang from Fraser's new Singaporean office who worked closely with Jan Jaap Minnema and Dennis Frederiksen the Fraser Monaco office to close the sale. Read More

Live from Taiwan International Boat Show: Photo Gallery of Day 1

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The first Taiwan International Boat Show just opened it's doors and will run until Sunday 11 May 2014, at the newly inaugurated Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. Merijn de Waard is there to cover the event for SuperYachtTimes.com. Stay tuned for more news and photos! Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: The 34 metre explorer yacht Kirkland

Thursday, 8 May 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best superyacht deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 34 metre exlorer yacht Kirkland, listed for sale with Viare Yachts. Read More

Tender of the month: The X-Craft Elite 8.0

Thursday, 8 May 2014

X-Craft is a company passionate about delivering the best in luxury performance RIB’s and superyacht tenders. With every X-Craft built in the Netherlands, they proudly strive to create tenders that are able to withstand the roughest of conditions in absolute comfort without making any compromises to its performance capabilities. Read More

Live from Taiwan: chairman's speech

Thursday, 8 May 2014

At the opening ceremony of the first Taiwan International Yacht show 2014, chairman of the Taiwan Yacht Industry Association and CEO of Horizon Yachts, John Lu, thanked guests, marking the event as a turn for the Taiwanese yachting industry. Read More

The 40 metre Admiral Aqua in Nafplio

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Built in light aluminum, the 40 metre Admiral Aqua was designed with contemporary, clean and elegant lines by Luca Dini, and with performance in mind. Her two MTU 3,650 horsepower diesel engines provide this superyacht with an impressive maximum speed of 31 knots. Superyacht Aqua is available for charters in the East Mediterranean. Read More

Benetti superyacht Imagination sold

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International has sold the 2010 Benetti Imagination. The 47 metre Imagination has been finished to the highest specifications. Each of her six cabins offer luxurious, private and spacious accommodation for up to 12 guests. Read More

ISA Yachts announces launch of ISA 66m Granturismo superyacht

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

​On May 3rd 2014 ISA Yachts launched the ISA 66 metre Granturismo, a custom four deck superyacht designed to emphasise the outdoor experience of a yacht without compromising the space and comfort expected from a steel and aluminium displacement vessel. ISA 66m Granturismo is designed by Andrea Vallicelli, with the interior by Alberto Pinto. Read More

47 Metre superyacht Ohana sold

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Northrop and Johnson has announced the sale of superyacht Ohana, the 154’ (46.9m) Admiral Marine. International Yacht Collection introduced the buyers. Her Donald Starkey interior features a contemporary classic style with relaxing fabrics and décor. Read More

Feadship superyacht Nara sold

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Merle Wood & Associates and Edmiston have announced the successful sale of classic 61 metre superyacht, Nara. Nara is a custom built superyacht by Feadship with an exterior design and engineering by De Voogt Naval Architects and interior designed by Pierre Tanter. After her delivery in 1979, Nara was enjoyed by the same private owners for 30 years. Read More

46m Superyacht project 3072 well underway at Vitters

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Vitters Shipyard has released more information about 46 metre superyacht project 3072, the first yacht to be built by Vitters to a design by Argentinian designer, German Frers, as a project that displays “the essence of active enjoyment.” Combining extensive experience of high performance cruisers, the inaugural relationship between the two has been an emphatic success. Read More

A new look Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

​A new look Rolex Capri Sailing Week kicks off the Italian big boat racing season this year from the 19th - 24th May. For the first time ever the Maxi yacht fleet will be joined by the international grand prix 52 fleet, acting as the opening event of the class’ 2014 European circuit - the Barclays 52 Super Series. Read More

The 33 metre cutter rigged sloop Amadeus in Greece

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

​Amadeus, seen here yesterday in Nafplio in Greece, was built by the French shipyard Dynamique Yachts in 1992 to a design by Philippe Briand. She is a 33 metre cutter rigged sloop, that offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in 5 cabins. She features a tender bay on her foredeck, that can be turned into a Jacuzzi after the crew launch the tender. Read More

Madame Gu named Superyacht of the Year

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

​The monumental 99-metre Feadship Madame GU won the award for best ‘Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above’, at the prestigious World Superyachts Award gala evening in Amsterdam. She was also presented with the most coveted prize of all: ‘Superyacht of the Year 2014’. With an interior and exterior designed by Andrew Winch, Madame GU is the... Read More

Superyacht charter review: Carpe Diem IV & V in Turkey

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Whenever you find yourself wanting to be whisked from daily life, taken away from everyday worries, on an enchanting journey where all good things that life has to offer are right at your fingertips, visions of azure seas and clear blue skies often instantly come to mind. Read More

Record-breaking Palma Superyacht Show

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

On Sunday, after five busy sunny days, the curtain fell on the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show. Record-breaking in terms of land- and water-based exhibitors, the Show even had a surprise visit from Queen Sofia of Spain. Official reports state that in the region of 32,000 people visited the Show across the five days. Read More

Video of 180 metre Azzam underway

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

​Azzam was delivered by Lürssen on 22nd October 2013. In addition to being the largest yacht in the world with a length of 180 meters and with a top speed of over 30 knots she adds another record in terms of building time: less than three years from steel cutting following one year of engineering. Azzam's innovative and timeless design has been developed... Read More

Interview with new owners of Dahm International

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Christian Hausser and Lukas Stratmann have recently taken over the broker’s side of Dahm International. Stratmann, who has been with the company since 2013, is a former skipper and shipbuilding engineer, while Hausser is an entrepreneur with a background in marketing and communications. In today's interview... Read More

The winners of the World Superyacht Awards

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The ninth edition of the World Superyacht Awards was held last Sunday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – home to great maritime legacy as well as top-notch shipyards of modern day. The World Superyacht Awards is considered the Oscars of yacht industry. Read More

Superyacht Allure in Nafplio

Monday, 5 May 2014

Allure, seen here at the Mediterranean Yacht Show in Nafplio in Greece yesterday, is a 40.5 metre sailing yacht, built in 1995 by Sterling Yachts. She accommodates 10 guests in 4 cabins, and offers a huge interior volume. She features a large main deck saloon, in addition to a huge lower deck saloon and dining room. Read More

Palmer Johnson launches second PJ170 superyacht

Monday, 5 May 2014

Superyacht designers Nuvolari & Lenard have published new photos on their Facebook page of the launch of the second 52 metre Palmer Johnson superyacht, the Palmer Johnson 170. This Palmer Johnson 170' No.2 is a sister ship to superyacht DB9, but it has a closed upper deck integrated between the mast wings. Read More

Onboard superyacht La Reina Del Mar in Palma

Monday, 5 May 2014

La Reina Del Mar is a 31.40 metre superyacht built in 1985 by Hakvoort in Holland, and underwent her last refit at the Pendennis shipyard in 2005. Pieter Beeldsnijder Design is responsible for her superior engineering and elegant interior design, and a complete new interior was installed to the design of the current owners. Read More

Riva unveils new 88’ Miami Project

Monday, 5 May 2014

​The 88’ Miami features an exclusive Ferretti Group patent, the Convertible Top system. This system will be installed on this new project for the very first time. The standard version, 88’ Miami is fitted with two MTU 16V 2000 M93, 2435 mhp, which allow a maximum speed of 38.5 and a cruising speed of 34 knots... Read More

New photo of 140m superyacht Victory

Monday, 5 May 2014

​The 140 metre Espen Oeino designed project Victory was launched at the end of April. She features 7 decks, 6 pools of up to 8 metres long and an internal floodable dock for a 14-metre tender. The Fincantieri shipyard has still not released any details about this new yacht. Read More

Photo gallery of the Mediterranean Yacht Show

Monday, 5 May 2014

​The Mediterranean Yacht Show is curently taking place in the historic town of Nafplion in the Peloponnese area. The show is organised by the newly formed Greek Yachting Association (GYA). The GYA was founded by Greek yachting professionals involved in the charter, brokerage, management, insurance and construction of large yachts. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The BVB44M

Monday, 5 May 2014

Combining Bloemsma Van Breemen’s acclaimed proficiency in the construction and engineering field, BVB44M illustrates some of the most outstanding elements of motor yacht design. With an exterior and interior design by Pieter Beeldsnijder and naval architecture by Vripack, this excellent example of the Dutch yachting industry was launched in August 2013. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014

On Sunday, after five busy sunny days, the curtain fell on the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show. Record-breaking in terms of land- and water-based exhibitors, the Show even had a surprise visit from Queen Sofia of Spain. Read More

Baltic Yachts launches superyacht WinWin

Monday, 5 May 2014

On their Facebook page, Baltic Yachts released these photos of the launch of the 108-footer WinWin, designed by Javier Jaudenes. This hi-tech racer/cruiser has  a displacement of only 82 tonnes. One of the yacht’s defining features will be the automated glass bulkhead between the deck saloon and cockpit. ​Read More

In pictures: Ranger sailing yacht

Monday, 5 May 2014

​The 41 metre sailing yacht Ranger was built by Danish Yachts in 2003. Ranger is a replica of the 1937 yacht with the same name, designed by Starling Burgess & Olin Stephens. Glade Johnson did the interior of the modern version, which can accommodate up to 8 guests. In these pictures Ranger was captured by Merijn de Waard at the Superyacht Cup Palma. Read More

The classically styled motor yacht Amphitrite

Friday, 2 May 2014

Amphitrite, seen here in Genoa yesterday, was recently sold to her current owners. Her previous owner, a famous American actor, owned the yacht for several years. During a refit, he gave the yacht an imaginative, eclectic interior. The classically styled motor yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 3 double and 2 twin cabins.

Live from Palma: The 43m superyacht CD Two

Friday, 2 May 2014

CD Two was custom built in 1995 by Cantieri Navali Nicolini. The 43m superyacht underwent a refit in 2008. CD Two has been professionally maintained since her launch and boasts huge deck spaces as well as accommodation for 13 guests and up to 10 crew on board. She is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilisation system resulting in a smoother cruising. Read More

Live from Palma: Superyacht iAmsterdam

Friday, 2 May 2014

Launched in 2012, the 25.08 metre luxury sailing yacht was built by Finish builder, Nautor's Swan, and designed by German Frers. She is the first vessel belonging to the Swan 80S series. Technology onboard is outstanding with a wealth of components that will make long range cruising easy, comfortable and safe. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 2 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

Taking place between 30th April and 4th May, the second edition of the Palma Superyacht Show is perfectly timed at the beginning of the season. This year’s show has extended berthing capacity in Palma’s Old Port area, with over 50 participating yachts over 24 metres in length,which are offered for advance sale and/or charter, in readiness for the season ahead. Read More

Live from Palma: Interview with Arne Ploch

Friday, 2 May 2014

Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) and in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, The Palma Superyacht Show is currently in their 3rd successful year. The journey began with BYBA president and CNI broker, Arne Ploch, together with friend and colleague Mark Handler of Ocean Independent. Read More

Gulf Craft exhibiting yachts in Oman

Friday, 2 May 2014

Gulf Craft is hosting the Sultanate’s first ever leisure marine show at Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat. The ‘Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview’ event runs from May 1st until May 3rd and brings together an impressive fleet of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft. On display will be some of the shipyard’s largest and most popular luxury superyachts. Read More

24.60 Metre Hanseat IV sold

Friday, 2 May 2014

Hanseat IV was built in 2001 by Austral Yachts and designed by Bill Dixon Yacht Design Studio. She is a comfortable, easy to handle, safe and well performing sloop built according to the highest standards in respect to construction, materials and equipment. Germanischer Lloyd attested her to the highest class for hull. Read More

Storm Yachts move 24 metre S-78

Friday, 2 May 2014

The hull of the S-78 was brought from the painting compound to the Storm Yachts finishing hall late last month. A short ride on public roads is an integral part of this type of move, and is always a high-profile event. Storm Yachts are currently determining the positioning of the pipes, the connections for the tanks and the components in the engine compartment. Read More

ICAP Leopard wins the Yachting World Trophy

Friday, 2 May 2014

Racing at Antigua Sailing Week continued on April 26, with the Yachting World Round Antigua Race. Thirty-nine yachts entered the race which started in fantastic conditions with 15 knots of breeze from the southeast and a moderate sea state. An area of calm winds on the northwest corner of the island and a dead beat to the finish slowed the fleet. Read More

Live from Palma: Closer look at 33.7m superyacht Benita Blue

Friday, 2 May 2014

Benita Blue was built by Australian company Evolution Yachts in 2005. The 33.7 metre superyacht underwent a refit in 2007 which included modified foredeck sun-lounging area including access from the fly bridge, complete teak decking, upgrades to galley equipment, new Satellite TV and communication systems, modified aft deck. Read More

Horizon launches superyacht Carnival Liberty 3

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Horizon Group has announced the launch of Carnival Liberty 3, hull two of the new RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht model. The luxury superyacht will make her debut at the 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from May 8th-11th, and she is scheduled to deliver to her third-time Horizon owner in Japan this June. Read More

Royal Huisman signs contract for carbon Sparkman & Stephens design

Friday, 2 May 2014

Details are still scarce, but Royal Huisman has confirmed they have signed a new contract. The yard has not released the length of the new order, but they have revealed who the designers are, Sparkman & Stephens. In 1969 the highly reputable design office of Sparkman & Stephens entrusted Royal Huisman to build what became the famous “Running Tide”. Read More

Superyacht L'Albatros in Genoa this week

Thursday, 1 May 2014

L'Albatros is a Sterling Yachts hull originally created by Fexas and Bannenberg. She was built by Nishii Shipyards in Japan and refitted in 2008 by Stabbert Maritime. L'Albatros was sold to her current owners in February, and offers accommodation for up to 12 guests, in 6 staterooms, plus room for a crew of eight. Read More

Live from Palma: The 48.42 metre superyacht Thalia

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Superyacht Thalia was built by Vitters Shipyard and launched in 1994. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Ron Holland Design, and underwent a successful refit in 2008. Due to her design for extensive ocean cruising to remote areas, she offers a high level of reliability and self-sufficiency for her guests. Read More

Live from Palma: The 43 metre superyacht Mystere

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Mystere is a 43 metre sloop built by Vitters Shipyard and launched in 2006. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Tripp Design Naval Architects. Her 190 ton displacement extends over the 39 metre waterline, offering a combination of speed and ease of handling. Read More

Feadship Issana sold

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship have found a new owner for superyacht Issana, which was on the market with Chris Cecil-Wright of Cecil Wright & Partners. When launched, she was intended primarily as a family boat, however her design and layout also ensures that chartering options are well catered for. Read More

Live from Palma: The 34.14 metre superyacht Seljm

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The award-winning 34.14 metre schooner Seljm was custom built in 1980 by Italian shipyard, Cantieri Sangermani, and refitted in 2010. She features classic hand rubbed Mahogany and teak furnishings and fittings throughout, and accommodation for up to eight guests in four staterooms. Seljm is fully equipped with air conditioning. Read More

Amels superyacht activity reaches new heights

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dutch yacht builder Amels currently hosts nine luxury yachts at its yard. The six new builds and three refit projects range from 49 to 65.50 metres. In addition to the three refit projects, Amels currently has a total of 12 new build Limited Editions yachts in the 55 to 83 metre range. Read More

Perini Navi Group announces sale of 3rd vessel of 60m Series

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Perini Navi Group has announced the sale of a 60m ketch, hull number C.2232. This aluminium sailing yacht will be the third in the most recent Series of Blue Water Sailing Yachts created by Perini Navi. The interior will see the collaboration between Perini Navi and the Italian Architect Michela Reverberi. Read More

Live from Palma: Closer look at superyacht Babylon

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Built by Italy’s Rodriquez yard in 2005, 37.80 metre Babylon was designed by Franceso Paszkowski and refitted in 2012. With a chic, minimalist interior by Mauro Micheli, she accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, and seven crew in four cabins. All staterooms have en suite facilities, built in entertainment systems and Samsung LCD television screens. Read More

Live from Palma: Superyacht Hamilton II

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Hamilton II is a 35.7 metre sailing yacht built and launched by the French yacht builder CNB Bordeaux in 2005. She features naval architecture and exterior design by Briand Yacht Design as well as interior styling by Andrew Winch Designs. She is available to view at the Palma Superyacht Show 2014 and is offered for sale from Y.CO at €6,250,000. Read More

News about the Spanish Matriculation Tax

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Alex Chumillas Amat of Tax Marine Spain informs us that the new criterion adopted by the Spanish Tax Agency and introduced in the Spanish Excise Duties Law allow chartered yachts, regardless of their length, to benefit from Matriculation Tax relief. Before the law amendment the exemption only applied to chartered yachts less than 15 metres LOA. Read More

Live from Palma: Onboard 34.21m superyacht Foftein II

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Foftein II is a 34.21 metre sailing yacht designed by German Frers and built in 1999 at Royal Huisman in Holland. The interior is designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder in paneled cherry wood with granite counter tops. Outside on deck, the varnished teak and the stainless steel dorades and winches complete the well-designed deck layout. Read More

Live from Palma: Superyacht explorer Dione Sky

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dione Sky is a 46m superyacht launched by Palmer Johnson and built to a Dutch Vripack design. Her present owner has expanded on this yacht’s impressive history of expedition cruising. She has an excellent standard of engineering and aluminium construction, and is quiet and vibration free. Read More

Live from Palma: The 38.9 metre superyacht Ganesha I

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ganesha I is 38.9 metre fast cruising sloop built at Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand and launched in 2006. She combines style and speed with comfort and safety. Her interior is designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and finished in walnut with wenge detailing complemented by luxurious pale fabrics. Read More

Live from Palma: Onboard 29.08m superyacht Las Brisas

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Las Brisas is an excellent condition 29.08 metre motor yacht custom built in 2002 by Sanlorenzo. This custom yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilisation system which reduces the roll motion effect, resulting in a smoother cruising experience. The superyacht has never been chartered and provides luxurious accommodation. Read More

The IMITFair 2014 to be held in October

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Priorities in the shipbuilding industry are shifting noticably towards quality, design, the use of finest materials and sophistacted services. Unfortunately, this development is not reflected adequately in the international fair landscape. With IMITFair, the industry is given a long-awaited market place. Read More

24m Power Catamaran concept unveiled

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

​Ithaca 80’ comes from the desire to design a boat with comfortable spaces both indoors and outdoors, while maintaining a sporty and appealing line. The alternation of smooth lines and edges has made the profile of the catamaran thin despite its width, which gives it a strong characterization. Read More

Azimut Yachts Celebrates the Launch of the New Grande 95RPH

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The latest model to be included in the Grande Collection was launched in Viareggio on April 15th 2014, the Azimut Grande 95RPH. Once again the already established collaboration between designer Stefano Righini, in charge of the concept and the external lines, and Studio Salvagni Architects for the interior layout. Read More

Superyacht Reve d'Or in Porto Montenegro

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

​Rêve d’Or is the third hull of the Sanlorenzo 46 Steel semi displacement superyacht series. The yacht was delivered in 2011 to a Russian owner. The 46 Steel has a LOA of 46 metres and a gross tonnage of 499t. She is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512B DITA‐SCAC engines, which give her a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Read More

Superyacht Cartouche sold

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

​Superyacht Cartouche has been sold to new owners and she will remain at the Baltic Sea for the upcoming Scandinavian Summer season. Cartouche was a central listing of KK Superyachts and the seller was represented by Jukka Kaukonen with the last asking price of € 1,295,000. The buyer was introduced by Kalle Wessel of Galarbryggan in Stockholm, Sweden. Read More

Otam introduces new Millennium 80 Open

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

​Otam introduces the new 80 Millennium Open, retaining the technical virtues of its predecessors 80 HT-Hard Top and offering a fantastic combination of performance and luxury. Starting with the Fabio Buzzi hull shape, yacht designer Alberto Mancini wanted to emphasize speed, attempting to fulfil market demand for “sporty Mega-Open” and superyacht chase boats. Read More

Admiral lays keels for 52m and 55m superyachts

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The traditional keel laying ceremony of two new superyachts, the Admiral E Motion 52 and 55, recently took place in the Italian Sea Group renewed yard in Marina di Carrara, marking the official start to construction. The yachts in build are part of the Admiral E Motion Series - full displacement yachts built in aluminium and designed by Dobroserdov Design. Read More

51m Borkumriff IV at the Superyacht Cup

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

​The schooner Borkumriff IV recently confirmed they will join the impressive line-up of yachts for this year's Superyacht Cup in Palma. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Royal Huisman, she was launched in 2002 from their yard in Holland. At 51 metres and with a displacement of almost 300 tons, Borkumriff IV is the largest yacht taking part this year. Read More

DYT Yacht Transport assists superyacht in Transat AG2R La Mondiale

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Super Servant 4 assisted racing sailors Thierry Chabagny and Erwan Tabarly aboard their dismasted yacht Gedimat, which had radioed the ship for help on April 23. The 32 foot Figaro Beneteau II is competing in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale, a 3890 mile double-handed race that began on April 6. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Palma Yacht Show is now open, following on from the successful first edition of the Palma Superyacht Brokerage & Charter Show held in Palma, Spain in May 2013. The Palma Yacht Show is a boat show for brokerage and charter yachts above 24m in length held from 30th April - 4th May 2014. Read More

Sailing yacht Prana in the Caribbean

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The 51 metre sailing yacht Prana was built by Alloy Yachts in 2006. Previously called Kokomo and Konkordia, the superyacht's exterior lines were designed by Dubois Naval Architects with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Here sailing yacht Prana is pictured in the Caribbean. Read More

Sneak preview: ISA ready to launch the 66m Project H

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

ISA Yachts is preparing the launch of the 66 metre superyacht Project H. Designed by Andrea Vallicelli, the full displacement motor yacht is developed from the shipyards 65m GT platform. The steel/aluminium superyacht is powered by twin Caterpillar engines which propel the yacht up to a top speed of 18 knots and cruising speed of 16 knots. Read More

Filippetti releases interior renderings of first Navetta 30

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

​With about one month to go before the launch of the Navetta 30, Filippetti Yacht has released these first interior renderings of the yacht. The yacht’s owner has chosen for American walnut and ivory leather for the furnishing. This first yacht features a 6 cabin layout, with the owner's cabin located forward on the main deck, on a raised level to ensure better external view. Read More

Mondo Marine sets up new Monaco office

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

SYBAss member Mondo Marine has announced that they have now set up Mondo Marine MC. In the first half of 2013 Mondo Marine S.p.A. was taken over by Mr. Alessandro Falciai and Mr. Roberto Zambrini who officially sealed the acquisition of the company’s brand and production site on May 30, 2013. Read More

In pictures: Amadeus superyacht

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

​Amadeus was built in 1969 by Neue Jadewerft. Initially, Amadeus served as a research vessel but in 2006 she was converted into a private yacht by Jade Yachts. Her exterior redesign was made by Reymond Langdon Design and Francois Zuretti made her luxurious interior. She can reach up to 12 knots and accommodates 12 guests. Read More

Superyacht Argyll in the Caribbean

Monday, 28 April 2014

Superyacht Argyll was built in 2002 by North American Yachts and Shipbuilding. She is 47 metres long and her exterior and interior were designed by Luiz de Basto Designs. The aluminium motor yacht was previously called Genesis and she is pictured here in the Caribbean.​ Read More

Superyacht Highlander delivered after major refit

Monday, 28 April 2014

​March 10th saw the departure of Highlander from Derecktor Florida. This exciting project began in June 2013 and included lengthening the hull, major mechanicals and full paint while the owners conducted a major interior renovation. Sea trials were conducted without incident and the vessel performs well and as predicted. Read More

Sunreef Yachts reveals new Catamaran

Monday, 28 April 2014

Sunreef's in-house design office has unveiled the design for the new Sunreef 92 Double Deck. The yacht features almost 430 square meters of living space, twice as much as the Sunreef 82 Double Deck introduced in 2012. The yacht will accommodate up to 12 guests, and separate crew quarters. The Sunreef 92 Double Deck will be built of light high-tech composite materials. Read More

Superyacht Deep Blue sold

Monday, 28 April 2014

The 118ft superyacht Deep Bluean elegant, high quality, Don Shead design, built by Brooke Marine in 1988, has just beed sold. The sale was announced Merle Wood & Associates, the yacht's central agents.  She was recently refitted, and now features a bright modern interior with a 4 stateroom layout, ideal for chartering in the Mediterranean. Read More

Chartering superyacht Nassima in the South of France

Monday, 28 April 2014

After a wonderful debut at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show and an extremely successful season, the elegant superyacht Nassima is ready to take on 2014 in an exceptionally refined manner. At 49 metres, this extraordinary Acico vessel surely is a contemporary classic, with her subtle and soothing modern interiors... Read More

New 35M Princess superyacht released from mould

Monday, 28 April 2014

​It's the Princess destined to break the superyacht mould, but first it had to be released from its own mould. The hull section for the new 35M has been successfully released from its layup stage within the Princess South Yard Superyacht Facility in Plymouth, Devon. The hull, finished in Princess Steel Grey, slipped from its... Read More

Nautor’s Swan confirm sale of Swan 115 - 003

Monday, 28 April 2014

Finnish luxury yacht builder Nautor’s Swan started the second quarter of 2014 on a positive note with the sale of the third Swan 115, the new flagship of the SwanLine, designed by naval architect German Frers. This Swan 115 is for a discerning European owner whose intention is to compete in the world’s most important regattas... Read More

M5 departs Falmouth following extensive refit

Monday, 28 April 2014

The remodelled sailing yacht M5 (ex.Mirabella V) left Falmouth, UK recently following an extensive 24 month refit at Pendennis. Since the yacht’s arrival at the UK yard in the spring of 2012, M5’s project scope has grown extensively with the Owners team working tirelessly to remodel and modernise this icon of the superyacht industry. Read More

Superyacht Axioma in Sint Maarten

Friday, 25 April 2014

The 72 metre long superyacht Axioma was built by Dunya Yachts. She made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2013. The yacht has a master and five double cabins which can accommodate 12 guests in total. Her beautiful interior design was made by Alberto Pinto who combined natural and luxurious elements. Read More

SYT Media partner of the Mediterranean Yacht Show

Friday, 25 April 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to announce that we will be a media partner of the Mediterranean Yacht Show. Organised by the newly formed Greek Yachting Association (GYA), the luxury yacht charter show will take place from 3rd to the 7th May 2014 in the historic town of Nafplion in the Peloponnese area. Read More

Superyacht Abbracci sold

Friday, 25 April 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship have has announced the sale of superyacht Abbracci, one of the finest examples of a Broward superyacht, with Northrop & Johnson representing the buyer. Twin economical Deutz 616 series provides Abbracci with a cruising speed of 19 to 20 knots. Read More

AB Yachts launches latest AB 116 superyacht

Friday, 25 April 2014

AB Yachts has just launched their latest project, the undeniably sportive AB 116. With an length of 36.25 metre, she combines Italian elegance with an unapologetically light and modern sense of style. With three MTU 16V2000 M94 and 3 MJP waterjets, she is able to reach a top speed of 50 knots and cruise effortlessly at 44 knots. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: The 72.5 metre superyacht Axioma

Friday, 25 April 2014

​The story behind the huge success of 72.5 metre displacement yacht, Axioma, is one not only of interest, but of inspiration. The first boat to be launched from Turkish shipyard, Dunya Yachts, Axioma boasts the world’s top brands and designs throughout its entirety. The cost of such a top class superyacht should be expected to reflect that premium quality, but company founder... Read More

Two sailing yacht refits at Front Street

Friday, 25 April 2014

​Front Street Shipyard tells us they have become the home-away-from-home for two New Zealand-built superyachts, that just joined the yard after trips north from the Caribbean. These Kiwi sisters will be summering in Maine whilst undergoing refits. The 33 metre (108-foot) pilothouse sloop Marea... Read More

New rendering released of W.100' superyacht

Friday, 25 April 2014

​W-Class has just released this photo-realistic rendering of the new W.100'. This yacht has been designed to compete in classic yacht regattas such as the Eggemoggin Reach, Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Antigua Classic, the Bucket Series and for occasional cruising. She is the minimum size yacht to qualify for these events. Read More

55 Metre Admiral superyacht tank tested

Friday, 25 April 2014

In 2013 Nakhimov Yachts signed a contract for the construction of 55 metre yacht to be build at Admiral shipyard. The yacht has a revolutionary hybrid power system enabling the yacht to cruise 10 knots on electric engines consuming just 95 liters per hour. Naval architecture is by Vripack, who have just finished tank testing the yacht’s hull. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - April/May 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business.

The 55 metre Feadship Kahalani in Palma

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Kahalani built by Feadship in 2010 was captured in Palma by Merijn de Waard. She is 55 metres long and possesses classic Feadship features. At her launch, her delighted owner had flown in members of the Light Infantry Buglers to serve as a guard of honor and add extra gravitas to the name giving ceremony.. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches SD112 superyacht "O"

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Sanlorenzo has just launched 33.6 metre semi-displacement motoryacht, “O”, and are already experiencing huge success with the first SD112 unit. Six units have been purchased before the official launch of O, with a further three hulls in an advanced stage of production. The superstructure has three decks, but thanks to a series of stylish design innovations... Read More

Hilarium undergoes a complete re-power and paint job

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Motoryacht, Hilarium, has recently undergone a complete re-power and paint job at Derecktor Shipyard of Florida. Built in the Netherlands in 1984, 137 foot Hakvoort’s original engines (12V396’s) were replaced... Read More

The International Superyacht Coatings Conference 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The next edition of the International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC) will be held in Amsterdam on 11 and 12 December 2014. The ISCC brings together the superyacht industry to exchange information and discuss the latest developments in the field of coatings. Decisions taken during the ISCC will subsequently be implemented by the industry, making it a must-attend event for all parties in the superyacht sector. Read More

Newport preparing for 32nd edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show

Thursday, 24 April 2014

This summer, the 32nd edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show will immerse its guests into the world of luxury chartering with an emphasis on New England as a premier cruising destination. Scheduled for June 23-26 in Newport, Rhode Island, the four-day event is the only charter yacht show of its kind in the U.S... Read More

The 10th edition of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Since 2005, the paradisiacal island of Capri has acted as the unique venue to host Rolex Capri Sailing Week, a yearly rendezvous for first-class yachts and sailors from all over the world. The traditional opener for Rolex’s Mediterranean yachting calendar celebrates its 10th edition from 19-24 May. Read More

Zeelander Yachts Welcome New VP of Sales

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Zeelander Yachts are pleased to announce that Andrea Armas has recently joined the team as Vice President of Sales. Founded in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands, in 2002 by Sietse Koopmans, Zeelander Yachts is a high level standard and semi-custom yacht builder, which stands for timeless beauty, technical finesse, quality and performance. Read More

New photo of 140 metre superyacht Victory in the water

Thursday, 24 April 2014

On saturday we could show you the first image of the Fincantieri 140 metre Victory project, when she was moved outside in preparation of her launch. The yacht has now been lowered into the water, as shown on this photo which appeared on Twitter today.  Read More

The 10th Nordhaven 86 delivered

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​In the vein of the Nordhavn 120 delivery comes another transit of the South China Sea, this time by Nordhavn 86, Koonoona. Koonoona will set sail from the South Coast factory in Xiamen, China, stopping in Hong Kong, to be delivered to her owner. The voyage, scheduled to commence April 30, is bound to be another exciting one for Nordhavn fans to follow. Read More

First photo of 57 metre Feadship project 810

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​One of our readers has emailed us this photo of a large yacht on the move in The Netherlands. I identified it as Feadship hull 810, the 57 metre superyacht that was signed by a client of Edmiston, in May 2013. The yacht is currently on her way to the Feadship yard on Kaag Island, where she will be completed. With radical exterior styling... Read More

Superyacht Lady Dee in Porto Montenegro

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​The 47 metre Lady Dee was built in 2012 by Acico Yachts. Her exterior design was done by Cor D. Rover and she can reach up to 16 knots. In the picture Lady Dee is captured in Porto Montenegro. Read More

Golden Yachts building 72 metre superyacht O' Pari II

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Although details are still scarce, we believe Golden Yachts is currently building the 72 metre superyacht O' Pari II. Built to Bureau Veritas, the yacht appears to have a gross tonnage of 1166 tons and should be delivered in April 2015. Read More

Feadship Inevitable sold

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Burgess has announced the sale of the stunning Feadship, Inevitable. Worth Avenue Yachts represented the new owners. Inevitable presents in immaculate condition having benefited from her previous owner's significant investment in a top to bottom rebuild which included a brand new interior, new paint and a hull extension plus many other upgrades​. Read More

Dahm International under new ownership

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​In the course of the reorganisation of dahm international, the brokerage department has been outsourced in April 2014. New owners Lukas Stratmann and Christian Hausser will be responsible for the management of the new brokerage company from April 1st 2014. In his function as honorary president of dahm international... Read More

Amadeus joins Bluewater charter fleet

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bluewater have added motor yacht Amadeus to their charter fleet. The 2008 and 21.95m sunseeker has been designed with the discerning customer in mind, and has been customised to the highest standard. Its interiors boast American walnut satin and a chic colour scheme. The yacht is fully air conditioned with ample selection of water toys... Read More

Brisk yachting activity at Marina Port Vell

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​Marina Port Vell, Barcelona, has undergone an incomparable transformation in recent years. In consultation with captains, owners and the wider superyacht community, this prime superyacht destination now caters to yachts up to 120m and is currently enjoying brisk yachting activity as its much anticipated quays open for spring and summer superyacht visits. Read More

New renderings of the Princess 35M

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​The Princess M Class design team have released new renderings showing fresh exterior profiles and detail. The Princess 35M will deliver exquisite superyacht sophistication, demonstrating a further evolution of the award-winning 40M flagship. The interior of the 35M offers exceptional volume; a palatial four or five suite layout... Read More

Video of the relaunch of superyacht Magic following refit

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Front Street Shipyard has relaunched the 130-foot superyacht Magic, which had arrived in September 2013 at the yard for a major refit. The vessel's owners commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects, Magic's original design team, to complete the redesign. 

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 2005 CNB performance cruiser

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best superyacht deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 35.65 metre performance cruiser, Hamilton II. Read More

The 3rd Annual BWA Pentathlon to be held this week

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

On the 26th of April 2014, BWA Yachting Spain is organizing its 3 rd annual Pentathlon, bring together yacht crews for an afternoon of fierce competition for a good cause! Exceptional this year: each crew in competition will have a special added member to their team: one of the “super hero kids” that will benefit from the funds raised by this event. Read More

Superyacht Seven J's in front of the San Diego Convention Center

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Superyacht Seven J's was built by Delta Marine, as superyacht Slojo. Her design brief was to build a highly maneuverable, long range, shallow draft diving craft. Her twin Caterpillar engines deliver a top speed of 16.5 knots though, with a cruise of 10 to 12 knots, she has an impressive range of 3,500 nautical miles. Read More

Bluewater welcomes Aegir to their charter fleet

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Built by Carbon Ocean Yachts and winner of the International Superyacht Society Design Awards, Boat of the Year 24m-40m, 2011, Aegir can do what many others promise, but cannot achieve. Aegir is built completely out of carbon fibre, with a warm and contemporary interior and ample deck space for sunbathing and al fresco dining. Read More

Cyclos III to be sold in a blind auction

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Still widely regarded as the world’s benchmark for high performance sailing, the yacht that launched the superyacht career of multi-award winning designer Andrew Winch, the ground-breaking Royal Huisman ketch Cyclos III is now to be sold by William Bishop, Head of YPI Sailing, in a Blind Auction closing on 8 May 2014. Read More

Gemma Fottles joins SuperYachtTimes.com's editorial team

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

SuperYacht Company, the publisher of SuperYachtTimes.com, is proud to announce that Gemma Fottles has joined their team. With a background in both creative writing and digital magazine editing, Gemma will be the new News and Content editor at SuperYachtTimes.com. Gemma graduated with a degree in English Literature and Media... Read More

In Pictures: The 99 metre Madame Gu

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Giovanni Romero captured the 99 metre Madame Gu in Gibraltar. Built in 2013, she is the largest Feadship yacht ever built. She is easily recognizable for her exquisite exterior detailing and sleek architecture. Her interior, designed by Andrew Winch, is no less impressive and it is thought to have no match in its luxury. Read More

Moran Yacht & Ship sells Feadship Madsummer

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the inhouse sale of the Feadship F45 superyacht Madsummer. Madsummer was built by Feadship in 2008 as the third F45 Vantage. Powered by twin 1,055hp MTU diesel engines Madsummer cruises at 12 knots. She features a full-displacement steel hull, and has a cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles. Read More

Video of the launch of the 65 metre Shemara

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m Motor Yacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester. Read More

Palma Superyacht Show lineup up to 55 yachts

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, a ‘late surge of interest’ from high quality yachts wishing to take part in the 2nd edition Palma Superyacht Show (PSS) has pushed the total number of confirmations to 55. Read More

Blohm+Voss delivers 82 metre superyacht Graceful

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The eagerly anticipated yacht Graceful has left her berth in Hamburg on Friday, April 18 after the shipyard successfully achieved a challenging 23 month completion programme. This stunning yacht joins an impressive lineage of truly iconic vessels from the renowned yard and currently ranks as the 67th largest yacht ever to be launched. Read More

Scoop: Fincantieri launches 140 metre Victory project

Saturday, 19 April 2014

We are still waiting for official news, but this photo that appeared on Instagram today, shows that Fincantieri has launched the 140 metre Victory project. Designed by Espen Oeino, and built for a client of Camper & Nicholsons International, project Victory has been designed to meet SOLAS regulations. Read More 

Superyacht Mahogany in Monaco

Friday, 18 April 2014

The 43.28 metre superyacht Mahogany was built by Feadship in 1987 as Fiffanella. Her current owners bought superyacht Mahogany in 2012, and they have extensively refitted the yacht in Florida. She received a full paint job, new interior and the bridge deck was extended. Read More

Edward Pegan joins Ocean Independence

Friday, 18 April 2014

​The Ocean Independence Group has announced the appointment of Edward Pegan as Director of Business Development of the companies yacht management division, Ocean Management. Joining Ocean from BWA Yachting, where he was instrumental in the founding and growth of the company. Read More

Exclusive: Jade Yachts launches 52m superyacht

Friday, 18 April 2014

Ahead of the Taiwan International Boat Show 2014, the Taiwanese shipyard Jade Yachts has launched the 52 metre superyacht project 959. The yet unnamed superyacht has a beam of 9.40 metres, draft of 2.90 metres and she is powered by twin MTU engines, which give her a top speed of 18 knots. Read More

Sanlorenzo Americas sells first SD126

Friday, 18 April 2014

At the Miami International Boat Show in February the team of Sanlorenzo Americas sold the first Sanlorenzo SD126 superyacht. Compared to the SD122, new features of the SD126 include a saloon terrace, bow seating with Jacuzzi, flybridge pool, and hardtop. The 37.95 metre superyacht is powered by twin 1,622hp Caterpillar. Read More

The recently delivered superyacht Como

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Recently launched by Feadship to a design by Dubois, Como has an efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, featuring full-length side decks and glazed side panels in the bulwarks to give the owner’s cabin uninterrupted views.  She was created for the highly experienced yachtsman Neville Crichton. Read More

Superyacht Sweet Doll added to Antibes lineup

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The 46m superyacht Sweet Doll will participate in the Antibes Yacht Show which will take place from 23rd till 26th of April. Built in 2003 by Heesen Yachts in Holland with exterior design by Omega Architects, and refitted in 2007, she accommodates 10 guests in 5 large staterooms. Read More

Keel laying of 63.30 metre superyacht project Zeus

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Last week the keel laying ceremony of project Zeus (yard number 249) took place at Scheepswerf Made. This 63.30 metre motoryacht will be Hakvoort's largest superyacht to date. Her unique contemporary profile is designed by René van der Velden to some very specific requirements from the owner. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: Nautor’s Swan 90 FD

Thursday, 17 April 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best superyacht deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 27 metre performance cruiser, ZigZag. The unidirectional carbon reinforcements... Read More

Oceanic Yachts Work in Progress

Thursday, 17 April 2014

​Oceanic Yachts announces that the progression of hull #1 of Oceanic 90' is proceeding quickly, whilst hull #1 of the 140' Dielec will be pushed to spring 2015. The first Oceanic 90' in its standard version has already been sold and is due to be delivered mid-June 2014. The amenities offered by the Oceanic 90' include the upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace... Read More

Codecasa 43 Vintage Series - Hull F76

Thursday, 17 April 2014

​The Monaco Yacht Show 2011 saw Codecasa Shipyards unveil their new Vintage Series through the exhibition of the first unit of the Codecasa 42 Vintage Series, Hull F73, to resounding success amongst industry fans and experts. Two years later, that same success was strengthened through the launching of the sister-ship, Hull F75, completed in July 2013. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show sets new high for boating industry in Asia

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The final day of the Singapore Yacht Show 2014 saw a highly successful event closing on happy exhibitors celebrating more high-quality visitors and more leads than ever before, with many reported sales. Around 14,000 public and trade visitors from all over Asia attended the event, which featured a total of 96 watercraft, from jet skis and tenders to luxury... Read More

The 49 metre semi-displacement yacht Dubai 49

Thursday, 17 April 2014

​Selhattin Üldaş has prepared a new design together with naval architecture partner, Özgün Yacht Design. The 49 metre semi-displacement yacht’s performance is 20+ knots top end, and 14 knots cruising speed. This model includes four guest cabins as well as an additional VIP cabin complete with a further 50 square metres of living area for the owner’s accommodation. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Hargrave 101 Sassy

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hargrave has over the past forty years established themselves as a genuine market leader in the American yachting community. They are a prime example of an American run shipyard constantly adapting to changes within the market, and with their latest creation, the 101’ Sassy, this philosophy becomes all too clear. Read More

The Singapore Yacht Show, seen from the mast of Vertigo

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com photographer Andrew went up into the mast of the 67 metre superyacht Vertigo, to capture this image of some of the superyacht on display at the Singapore Yacht Show. Record numbers attended the Singapore Yacht Show last week to soak up the festive atmosphere. Read More

Royal Huisman to undertake the conversion of Mari Cha IV

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Royal Huisman has announced that it has been commissioned to undertake the conversion of the famous 42m (139ft) carbon composite offshore racer Mari Cha IV. To be re-commissioned as Samurai the conversion will be carried out by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit division in Vollenhove for an experienced yachtsman. Read More

Horizon adds two new V series motor yacht models

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Horizon has announced the addition of two new V series models, the V72 motoryacht and V80 cockpit motoryacht, to our luxury yacht collection. After listening to client feedback, Horizon has purposefully reimagined the V series to increase interior volume as well as offer a variety of amenities and features. Read More

The new Spectrum 52 catamaran superyacht

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Naval architect, Albert Sedlmayer, recently formed a standalone company; Sedlmayer Associates PTY Ltd. The new company is set to quickly make an impact within the industry, with the new Spectrum 52 catamaran design class officially being launched to market. Read More

Key VAT issues to be discussed at Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

With last year marking a number of important legal changes in the EU VAT status of large yachts visiting and operating in the Mediterranean, MYBA, has decided to use the occasion of the ISS organised ‘Seminars Programme’ at the forthcoming Antibes Yacht Show, to discuss and debate the key issues concerned. Read More

Spectacular unstepping of Sailing Yacht Asahi's mast at STP

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sailing Yacht, Asahi, began her refit at STP with the spectacular unstepping of her mast. This superyacht's two aluminium masts bear a sail area of around 1.500m² - the main-mast measuring at 58.8 metres and the mizzen mast at 48.26 metres tall. The impressive heights called for the assistance of two special cranes. Read More

Young Superyacht Designer of the Year - Project Glass

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lujac Desautel, nominated for the 2014 Young Designer of the Year Award by Boat International Magazine, introduces his concept design, Glass. Life on board the 61 metre yacht is casual and comfortably familiar, yet so refined as to entertain in the most effortless and chic style. Glass is organised vertically by three cubic volumes. Read More

SYT 2014 Interview: Tony Hambrook of Alloy Yachts

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Tony Hambrook of Alloy Yachts. He speaks about the interest of the local market in Vertigo, the changes in the construction process at the shipyard, the new projects and the demand for motor and sailing yachts. Read More

SYT 2014 Interview: Marc C Robba - Owner of superyacht Dunia Baru

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed the owner of superyacht Dunia Baru, Marc C Robba. He speaks about what made him build the boat in Indonesia, the places he has visited, his plans after the boat show and the clients who would be interested in chartering his boat. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Simon Turner of CNI

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Simon Turner of CNI. He speaks about the event and how it developed, the boats attending, what the local clients look for, how to approach Asian buyers and whether they are more deal or brand concerned. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Captain Colin Boyle of Cloud 9

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed captain Colin Boyle of superyacht Cloud 9. He speaks about the cruise in South-East Asia, his advise to the owners who think to bring their yachts in Singapore, his overall impression of the show and the next destination of his crew. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Captain Adolfo Oria of superyacht Exuma

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed captain Adolfo Oria of motor yacht Exuma. He speaks about their world tour, the stops still to come, his advice to the captains and crew considering to go there, his work for a Japanese owner, the most rewarding and frustrating parts of cruising in Asia and the level of interest they received exhibiting with Perini Navi and Frasers. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Mike Simpson of Simpson Marine

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Mike Simpson from Simpson Marine. He speaks about the show, their line up at the event, the expansion of Simpson Marine, his advise to the new buyers from the area and what Asian buyers look for in boating. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Robert Drontmann of Heesen Yachts

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Rober Drontmann of Heesen Yachts. He speaks about his opinion on the show, the new launchings of the shipyard, the sales and the new projects available for sale. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Roger Liang of Kingship

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Roger Liang of Kingship. He speaks about the refits of superyacht Star, his opinion on the show, the place he considers most potential to grow, the new catamaran project and its target customers. Read More

SYT 2014 Interview: YP Loke of Spinnaker International

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed YP Loke of Spinnaker International. He speaks about his expectation of the market in the Asia, where the most potential for growth in the market is, his advice to people who look for setup in the business and what he expects of the marinas in the area in the short-run. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Alan Pickering of Promarine

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Alan Pickering of Promarine. He speaks about the size of the boats which sell in Singapore, what he thinks about the South-East Asian market, his predictions for the size of the boats in the area, their plans for the show next year and what makes Gulf Craft so suitable for the market in this area. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Jan Jaap Minnema

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts. He speaks about the interest of the market in the Illusion project, the traditional and Chinese markets, how he perceives the business with people from Asia and how they find new clients. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Charlie Birkett of Y.CO

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Charlie Birkett of Y.CO. He speaks about the show, the interest in Vertigo, the Asian clients and their preferences, the market in Singapore, his advice to the Asian clients looking for a yacht, the opportunities that the area brings and the second-hand market. Read More

Burgess Marine launches refitted Shemara

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

​Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m Motor Yacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester. The tow has been facilitated by Williams Shipping... Read More

Tansu superyacht Ceylan in D-Marin Didim

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The 35.20 metre superyacht Ceylan was built by Tansu Yachts in 2010. Ceylan is powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines and she can reach a top speed if 16 knots. The superyacht is privately used by her owner in Turkey and here she is seen in D-Marin Didim, near Bodrum in the Summer of 2013. Read More

Claasen signs order for new Truly Classic 90

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

​Claasen Shipyards has built many Truly Classic yachts, each of which was designed by Hoek Naval Architects. The yachts are renowned for their superior combination of classic lines with the very latest technologies. One of the most popular models is the Truly Classic 90ft, examples of which include Kealoha and Atalante, launched by Claasen Shipyards in 2008 and 2009... Read More

ISA Yachts launches the 43m Granturismo M/Y Philmi

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

​On 29th March, the first motor yacht of the Granturismo range was launched at ISA Yachts’ facility in Ancona and christened Philmi. The Granturismo was created to respond to a market demand for steel/aluminium displacement yachts with a balance between their internal and external areas, to the great benefit of the exterior design of the yacht itself. Read More

SYT 2014 Interview: Michael Breman of Lürssen Yachts

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Michael Breman of Lürssen Yachts. Michael speaks about the challenges faced when selling very large yachts, competition from commercial shipyards and the potential of 100m+ market. Read More

Schooner Elena sailing off Monaco

Monday, 14 April 2014

The 55 metre schooner Elena was built by Factoria Naval Marin in 2009 as a replica of a design by the Legendary Nathanael Herreshoff. Ordered by a British businessman, Elena was sold to her current owners in June 2010 and she is available for charter from € 80,000 per week. Here she is pictured sailing off Monaco in September 2013 during the Monaco Classic Week. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches 50m superyacht Monaco Wolf

Monday, 14 April 2014

​Heesen Yachts has announced that project Azuro (YN 16650) was launched on March 28th, 2014. During the private launch ceremony the owners christened their new superyacht Monaco Wolf. Rupert Nelson, a Director at Burgess who introduced the client to Heesen – comments: “The Heesen production team were on hand for the launching and it..." Read More

Tankoa Yachts sells 69 metre superyacht

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts has announced the sale of a 69.30 metre superyacht, which is currently under construction at their shipyard in Genoa. Project S693, believed to be the project formerly known as S65-12, was sold in March 2014 and is due for delivery in July 2015. Superyacht S693 was sold by Michel Karsenti of Yacht-Ology. Read More

Holland Jachtbouw launches 45m Dixon designed sloop

Monday, 14 April 2014

Last week Holland Jachtbouw launched the 45 metre Dixon designed sloop Heureka. Interior design was commissioned with Rhoades Young and the minimalistic, uncluttered approach has been repeated throughout this sleek high performance sloop, designed specifically to suit the light airs of the Mediterranean. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Alice Huisman of Royal Huisman

Monday, 14 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Alice Huisman of the Royal Huisman shipyard. She speaks about the new sailing yacht they have sold to a Taiwanese customer and how they will continue to promote their yachts in the Asian region. Read More

Sales and significant leads at Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The third day of Singapore Yacht Show is well underway with a record number of high-quality visitors expected to attend over the weekend. Simpson Marine has already announced the sale of two boats at the show, and many other exhibitors have reported significant leads. Read More

Record numbers attending the Singapore Yacht Show

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Record numbers attended the Singapore Yacht Show today to soak up the festive atmosphere, attend the fashion shows and browse the many supercars, boats and superyachts on display. Complementary lifestyle elements remain an important and popular addition to the Singapore Yacht Show. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Superyacht owner Sietse Koopmans

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sietse Koopmans, the owner of superyacht Zeepaard stopped by our Breaking News Centre yesterday, where SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn had the chance to interview him. Zeepaard is a 37 metre aluminium expedition style superyacht, launched in 2003 by the French yard JFA Chantier Naval, to a design by Vripack. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Jonathan Beckett of Burgess

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Burgess presented the spectacular 60m (196.9ft) superyacht Cloud 9 as Worldwide Central Agents for sale and charter on the occasion of the Singapore Yacht Show. We met up with Burgess' Jonathan Beckett at our Breaking News Centre. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Jamie Edmiston

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Jamie Edmiston of Edmiston stopped by our Breaking News Stand at the Singapore Yacht Show today, and tells us he is again more involved in Edmiston, as well as several other non yachting projects. He also tells us how he sees the future of Edmiston, and his own role within that company. Read More

Day 2 of the Singapore Yacht Show a great success

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A steady stream of visitors enjoyed the festive atmosphere on the second day of the Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Andy Treadwell, managing director of show owners Singapore Yacht Events thanked the exhibitors, partners and visitors for their support of what was undoubtedly the biggest, and most vibrant show yet. Read More

Video of day two of the Singapore Yacht Show

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Singapore Yacht Show, held during Singapore Maritime Week this year, continues to attract world-leading superyacht and boat brands, consolidating its position as the region’s principal consumer-facing industry event. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Bart Kimman of N&J

Saturday, 12 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show, SuperYachtTimes.com and SuperyachtNews.com jointly run the Singapore Yacht Show News Centre. The news centre will allow us to publish video content direct from the event providing the latest insights into what’s happening at the event, as well as opinions from the industry. Read More 

SYS 2014 Live Video: Luuk V. van Zanten of Curvelle

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Curvelle is currently exhibiting at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show, where SYT's Maarten spoke with Founder, developer & marketing director of Curvelle, Luuk v. Van Zanten about syndicate ownership and the Asian market. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X

Saturday, 12 April 2014

At the SYS 2014, SuperYachtNews.com spoke to Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X. Wealth-X provides its members with qualified prospects and intelligence on UHNWIs along with their privately held-companies. The company works with 8 of the top global private banks, leading institutions, not-for-profit organizations and luxury brands. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Hugo van Wieringen of Azure Naval Architects

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Azure Naval Architects has been charged with steering the naval architecture of 88-metre Illusion and has been at the forefront of many impressive projects. SuperYachtNews.com's Rebecca sat down with one of the firm’s three directors, Hugo van Wieringen. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Gareth Twist of Yacht Solutions

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The superyacht industry in Asia is growing and recent trends show that there has been a year on year increase in the number of superyachts either in the region or transiting through the region. Thea of SuperYachtNews.com sat down with Gareth Twist of Yacht Solutions. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Burak Akgül of Perini Navi

Saturday, 12 April 2014

​The Perini Navi Group, is present for the first time at the Singapore Yacht Show with their 50m MY Exuma, the first Picchiotti motor yacht from the Vitruvius series. SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn spoke to Burak Akgül of Perini Navi at the show. Read More

The new Sunseeker 155 Blush underway in Gibraltar

Friday, 11 April 2014

Blush is the biggest project ever undertaken by the British based luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker. She was delivered to Formula 1 star Eddie Jordan, who has owned several Sunseekers before taking delivery of Blush. Blush' accommodation is stunning, with two VIP cabins on the main deck which feature ceiling to floor glass windows. Read More

The Ferretti Group attending the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 11 April 2014

The Ferretti Group is taking part in Singapore Yacht Show from April 10th-13th at ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, Singapore. Ferretti Group appeared at the show alongside Singaporean dealer Hong Seh to present three models: Riva 75’ Venere, SportRiva 56’ and Pershing 64. Read More

3 New Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryachts Sold Within 30 Days

Friday, 11 April 2014

​Alexander Marine has announced the recent sale of 4 new yachts for the US. 3 of these sales were for the Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht, which included many updates for the 2014 model year. Jeff Oliver, based in the Ft. Lauderdale dealership, secured the first new order in 2014 with a new build order for an Ocean Alexander 72. Read More

Azimut Yachts at the SYS 2014 with six absolute elegant vessels

Friday, 11 April 2014

Azimut Yachts participates at the Singapore Yacht Show: from 10th to 13th of April, a three day entirely dedicated to luxury and the world's most exclusive superyacht. Six Azimut Yachts models will welcome visitors at the marina, ready to amaze them with unique Italian style. The 2014 edition of Singapore Yacht Show is once again about the luxury lifestyle celebration. Read More

Superyacht Dunia Baru making her yacht show debut in Singapore

Friday, 11 April 2014

Superyacht Dunia Baru is making her yacht show debut at the Singapore Yacht Show. Northrop & Johnson Asia has been appointed Central Charter Agent for the luxury 51 metre charter yacht, officially launched early 2014. “We are pleased to add such an exceptional and quality vessel to Northrop & Johnson’s worldwide collection", said the company's Asia CEO. Read More

Video of day one of the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 11 April 2014

As well as a chance for seasoned and serious yachties to meet brokers and discover new brands, the show offers something for all members of the family. A convoy of 50 Ferraris will arrive on Saturday afternoon followed by 20 Lamborghinis on Sunday. There are multiple fashion shows, and live music performances, and for thrill-seekers, a chance to climb the rigging a Tall Ship. Read More

Mari-Cha III will attend the Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Antibes Yacht Show has announced that the 44.80m (147ft) sailing yacht Mari-Cha III will be attending this year’s show. Mari-Cha III was built By Sensation Yachts in 1997. Philippe Briand is responsible for her beautiful architecture and John Munford Design created the concept for her interior design which can be described as stylish and luxurious. Read More

The Monte Carlo 86 Serendipity in Sanya, China

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The 26.3 metre Serendipity is designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, and is the flagship of the fleet in the collection of Monte Carlo Yachts models. The yacht is powered by twin 1,342kW MAN engines that give her a top speed of 29 knots and cruising speed of 22 knots. Inside, the interior features furniture and fabrics by some of the most famous brands. Read More

The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Giraglia Rolex Cup has been an annual international rendezvous for over 60 years. It is more than simply a sailing event, exhibiting spirited and fair-minded competition, genuine camaraderie among the participants and sublime locations. Sailors are drawn from all corners of the world take part in what has become one of the “must-do” events of the yacht-racing year. Read More

Fraser Yachts targets Asia in Singapore

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​Fraser Yachts, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, is delighted to announce that it will be attending the Singapore Yacht Show for the first time. Mr. Fabio Ermetto, Chairman of Fraser Yachts explained “We have been watching the Singapore Yacht Show for a number of years. As we are now focused on increasing our growth in Singapore..." Read More

McMullen & Wing to complete 50m superyacht for new client

Thursday, 10 April 2014

New Zealand superyacht builder McMullen & Wing has announced a contract to complete the 50m steel/aluminium luxury expedition motor yacht with yard number 1016. The project formerly known as Star Fish, was put on hold in 2012, after she was damaged in a fire, when she was two and a half years into her three year build. Read More

Muse on display at Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​The 31.1m (102ft.) yacht Muse built by Moran Yacht & Ship will be displayed at the Antibes Yacht Show. Muse was built with sport hull design and her interior space includes 5 staterooms which can accommodate up to 10 guests. Her guests and crew can enjoy the ride on this superyacht in spacious outdoor and cabin areas. Read More

Princess 88 to make debut in Singapore

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The new Princess 88 Motor Yacht, with the Lucky Yard Number 88Y888, is to make her Asian debut at the Singapore Yacht Show, which starts today. The 88 Motor Yacht features an all-new infused long range hull - the latest Princess hybrid hull shape developed through efficiency lessons from the Superyacht Award winning Princess 40M. Read More

Videowork introduces MyCerberus service

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Videowork has introduced the MyCerberus service, which takes its name from the Greek myth of Cerberus to symbolize a guardian difficult to overcome. The exclusive service makes it possible to intervene immediately in case of a fault in the installed systems (home automation, audio / video, entertainment, security cameras, video conferencing systems,), even before the customer can notice or detect them. Read More

Simpson Marine unveils largest ever lineup at SYS 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​​Simpson Marine announced their largest display to date at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014, including two luxury yachts from Italian-designed yacht brand Monte Carlo Yachts, which Simpson Marine has just signed an exclusive regional dealership with. This new agreement complements Simpson Marine's exclusive representation of Azimut Yachts. Read More

Keel laying of 60 metre Mondo Marine

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​Mondo Marine has announced laid the keel of their new semi-displacement aluminium 60 metre superyacht. The yacht is designed to reach a speed of over 21 knots and has a beam of 10.50 metres. She is entirely designed by Luca Dini. This is the first of a series of yachts that complete the new Mondo Marine range of 41, 50 and 64 metres... Read More

The Princess 82 making regional debut at Rio Boat Show

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Princess Yachts Brasil are lining up for an impressive Rio Boat Show, kicking off on the 9th April. The Princess 82 Motor Yacht and V62-S will be making their regional debut alongside the Princess 64 and Princess 56 Flybridge. Following her 2013 launch, the 82 Motor Yacht epitomises everything that is Princess. Read More

The official NZ Millennium Cup notice of race is here

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​The preliminary notice of race has been officially launched to industry, 9 April, and we’re inviting superyachts with a taste for adventure to join the dash for line honours. The dates have been set, the courses are being finalised and the 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup is lining up to be one of the best editions of the superyacht regatta, yet. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: Azimut 103SL Grande

Thursday, 10 April 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at hull 12 of the Azimut 103 series, which is available for sale with Navis Yachts Netherlands. Read More

Dorries Yachts and H2 unveil River Yacht

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Based on a recent enquiry, Dorries Yachts presents a preliminary design for a Luxury River Yacht. A range of River Yachts, including 60m, 70m and 85m in length, are being designed in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, who also have developed an interior design concept. The owner will be able to extend the vessels 5500km range way beyond inland waterways. Read More

Lynx Yachts launches its Yacht-X-Tender One today

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Today,YXT One was launched by Lynx Yachts in Zaandam, The Netherlands. YXT One is the first of a series of purpose built pocket support yachts. The Yacht-X-Tender or YXT series is aimed at acting as a support vessel to yachts between 30m and 70m. The launch was preceded by a small celebration for the team who built YXT One making the dream, a reality. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 now open to the public

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Asia’s largest yachting, boating and luxury lifestyle event, The Singapore Yacht Show, was officially opened by Minister Iswaran this afternoon at ONE°15 Marina Club. Now in its fourth year, the event presents Asia’s largest exhibition of boats and superyachts, as well as supercars, classic cars, fashion, fine art and live entertainment. Read More

The 65 metre Codecasa Family Day in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

​The 65 metre Codecasa Family Day, seen here at Hong Kong's Gold Coast Marina, features an interior by Della Role Design. Her sleek and modern exterior, that is both sportive and contemporary, forms an interesting contrast with her interior. Read our full on board feature here. The yacht is listed for sale with CNI. Read More

Christensen launches 50 metre superyacht D’Natalin IV

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Christensen Shipyards, has launched the 50-metre Custom Series yacht D’Natalin IV. Christensen’s newest Custom Series vessel combines flawless American craftsmanship with the latest in lean manufacturing processes to produce a yacht of unequaled quality. Her sophisticated, modern exterior has a navy blue hull. Read More

49.90 Metre superyacht Mar sold

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ocean Independence has announce the sale of superyacht Mar, with Jimmy Frangi of SSH Maritime acting on behalf of the buyers. Built in Italy, and internally designed and decorated by Piero Pinto, Mar is one of only a handful of yachts with unlimited certification for commercial operation. Read More

Opportunities and challenges In Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Southeast Asia is still a new and uncharted market for the yachting industry, presenting huge opportunities as well as complex challenges for companies seeking to grow their business, Wealth-X CEO Mykolas Rambus said during his speech at the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC) 2014 in Singapore. Read More

Third Truly Classic 90 underway at Claasen

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

MCM is overseeing the completion of the third Truly Classic 90, building at Claasen in the Netherlands, acting on behalf of her owner. "Designed throughout by the renowned firm of Hoek Design, hull number three had been sitting dormant awaiting for the right yachtsman to have the passion to see her through to completion”, MCM’s Peter Wilson says. Read More

Superyacht Canica sold and renamed Cavallo

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The all carbon fiber Judel/Vrolijk designed superyacht Canica has been sold, and has been re-registered with the new name Cavallo. Cavallo features a classic John Munford interior with a traditional style and flare. In this in-house transaction both seller and buyer were represented by KK Superyachts​. Read More

Superyacht Como delivered to her Owner

Monday, 7 April 2014

​With her modern bow and emphatic, whaleback sheer, this 46-metre displays the latest thinking in cutting-edge motor yacht design at Dubois. Recently launched, she has an efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, featuring full-length side decks and glazed side panels in the bulwarks to give the owner’s cabin uninterrupted views. Read More

The 49 metre Swedeship Braveheart in Hong Kong

Monday, 7 April 2014

The 49 metre superyacht Braveheart was built by Swedeship in 1989, to a design by Dutch designer Pieter Beeldsnijder. The yacht is based in Goldcoast Marina in Hong Kong, where Super Yacht Times editor Maarten spotted her over the weekend. She features a large master cabin on the main deck, and 4 double guest cabins on the lower deck. Read More

Hull and superstructure joined together of Heesen YN 17255

Monday, 7 April 2014

​Heesen Yachts has announced that on February 28 2014 the hull and superstructure of the first ever 55m steel Fast Displacement motor yacht were joined together at the Heesen facility in Oss. YN 17255 was sold in February 2013 thanks to a beneficial collaboration with a commercial family office “Bilderlings Wealth” which represents the client and manages the project. Read More

Major investment to enhance superyacht build capacity by Pride

Monday, 7 April 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com's Maarten has just returned from a trip to Pride Mega Yachts, China’s builder of large superyachts. The yard has recently has invested over € 2.3 million in a new super yacht construction building to enhance its build capacity and quality. The new facility provides support for PRIDE’s current construction of the 88.8 metre superyacht Illusion. Read More

The Perini Navi Group debuts at the Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 7 April 2014

​The Perini Navi Group, world leader in the design and construction of large motor and sailing yachts, will be present for the first time at the Singapore Yacht Show with their 50m MY Exuma, the first Picchiotti motor yacht from the Vitruvius series. The Yacht Show will be held from April 10th to 13th at the ONE 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, Singapore. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The exquisite Benetti Lady Candy

Sunday, 6 April 2014

If anything, Lady Candy is all about finding balance; a balance between boldness and refined elegance, between comfort and performance, and between East and West, as this exquisite 57 metre superyacht unites the extraordinary signature of Italian design with the mysterious eastern finesse of her proud owner's requirements. Read More

Benetti's superyacht Lumiere in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Friday, 4 April 2014

​The 50 metre superyacht Lionheart was launched in 1999 by Benetti and is another fine example of Italian flair and elegance in design. Her interior styling is designed by Stefano Natucci and features the use of exceptional materials and highly original details. Before being sold in 2013 and renamed to Lumiere, she also carried the name Cuor di Leone. Read More

H2 to attend the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 4 April 2014

H2 Design has announced their attendance of the Singapore Yacht Show in order to further enhance their activities in Asia. Established in 1994, H2 Yacht Design has been growing ever since and is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and technically competent design teams in the yacht world. Read More

Marie wins St. Barths Bucket

Friday, 4 April 2014

"As the winch turns": a nail biter cliff-hanger finish to the St Barths Bucket Regatta. 55m Ketch Marie, built by Vitters Shipyard in 2010 wins the renowned St Barths Bucket Regatta. Marie’s tactician Tony Rey described: “I didn’t need sun screen because there was so much shade from all the sails around us.Read More

Heesen’s superyacht Obsessions in D-Marin Didim

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The 38.34 metre superyacht Obsessions was built by Heesen Yachts in 1996 and she is one of the largest sport fisherman yachts in the world. Designed by Mulder Design, the superyacht is seen in D-Marin in Didim, near Bodrum, Turkey. Obsessions is powered by twin 3,500hp MTU diesel engines which enable her to achieve a top speed of 32 knots. Read More

ISA Yachts launch new brand identity

Thursday, 3 April 2014

​ISA Yachts has announced the launch of its new brand positioning and visual identity. A select group of brokers were flown to the ISA Yachts shipyard in Ancona on Tuesday 25 March for the unveiling of the new positioning and an insight into a new, broker-focused sales strategy. The new brand strategy is based on a proposition of... Read More

Blue Coast Yachts unveils 60m trimaran superyacht

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Blue Coast Yachts, a company founded by designer Jean-Jacques Coste, has unveiled their latest design project, a 60 metre hybrid trimaran motor yacht. Designed by Coste Design & Partners, the composite superyacht can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests and eight crew members. The trimaran can be equipped with the latest hybrid technology. Read More

Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM welcomes 85m superyacht

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The newly acquired shipyard of the Palumbo Group, Palumbo Marseille Superyachts ITM, has officially restarted its activity with the arrival of an 85 metre Lurssen build superyacht. The Italian Palumbo Group acquired the French shipyard less than 2 months ago and it is now fully operational again with a local workforce... Read More

Charter Deal of the Week: Stunning Azimut 98 in Montenegro

Thursday, 3 April 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the Azimut Skazka, which is available for charter with Supersailyachts in Montenegro, Kotor. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: Classic Royal Huisman offered for the first time

Thursday, 3 April 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best superyacht deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 30 metre classic sailing yacht Foftein II. The beautiful cutter rigged yacht Foftein II was built in 1999 by Royal Huisman. Read More

Superyacht Blush officially launched by Sunseeker

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

​Sunseeker International marked the official British launch of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yacht on Monday 24 March 2014 with the help of its new owner, Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan. Following months of hard work from the Sunseeker team, the British launch of the stunning superyacht was held in Poole... Read More

Classic motor yacht Eutopia (formerly Smooth Operators) by Feadship

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The 35.25 metre superyacht Eutopia was built by Feadship in 1961 as Camargo IV. Under her previous name Smooth Operators she was a familiar sight in the Western Mediterranean and here she is pictured in Valencia, Spain in 2007 during America’s Cup. Although we are not sure, we believe Eutopia is now based in Greece. Read More

Ferretti 881RPH motor yacht Desire sold

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

​Yacht Moments has announced the sale of the Ferretti 881RPH Desire with Vangelis Filiadis of Cape4 Yachting representing the buyer. Desire is based in Turkey and she had an asking price of € 3,800,000. The 27.03 metre superyacht was built by Ferretti in 2008. She accomodates up to 8 guests and 2 crew members. Read More

Mondo Marine invests in Chinese shipyard to build motor yachts up to 27m

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Last week at the Hainan Rendezvous Alessandro Falciai and Roberto Zambrini, owners of Mondo Marine, announced that they have invested in the company of Guangfu Zhang, Sease Yachting Co., Ltd. Jointly they will built fiberglass Mondo Marine motor yachts in China. All the Mondo Marine fiberglass boats will be produced in the shipyard of Sease. Read More

Yacht Moments sells Sanlorenzo SD92 Lady Victoria

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

​Johannes Brechmann, CEO of Yacht Moments, has sold the Sanlorenzo SD 92 Lady Victoria. The 27.60 metre superyacht was built by the Italian shipyard in 2008 and she had an asking price of € 4,200,000. In her New England styled interior, Lady Victoria can accommodate up to 8 guests and 4 crew. Read More

Benetti delivers Delfino 93 superyacht to Brazilian owner

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Benetti has delivered the Delfino 93’ Zaphira to her Brazilian owner and the superyacht will make her official debut at the Rio Boat Show, which is held from 9 to 15 April 2014. The 28.50 metre superyacht features a blue hull and is one of the first large yachts to fly the Brazilian flag. Like most Benetti yachts, her exterior lines are from the drawing board of Stefano Righini. Read More

Superyacht Ramses sold by Burgess

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

​Burgess has announced the sale of the 43.15 metre superyacht Ramses (ex My Gail II and Khalifah). Built by Feadship in 1981, Ramses was designed by the late superyacht design master Jon Bannenberg. Ramses has only had three private owners since new and has a very smart looking engine room... Read More

Converted explorer yacht Mojo in Ibiza

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The 49 metre Mojo was originally built in Belfast, Ireland in 1958 as a minesweeper. Her current owner bought her in 2006 and brought her from Malta to Dubai. She underwent a six year restoration to become the explorer superyacht she is now. Read the full story about her conversion from a minesweeper to a superyacht here. Read More

JFA launces the first Long Island 85

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

​Yesterday JFA Yachts launched the first 26.25 metre Long Island 85. Designed by Naval Architect Marc Lombard from La Rochelle, the Long Island 85’ is the first boat of this new Long Island semi-custom catamaran range. The sailing yacht’s hulls are built in aluminium and her superstructure is made from composite. Read More

New 44m charter sailing yacht design from Tony Castro

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tony Castro has just released the latest design from his studio’s drawing board, a 44 metre sloop. This 44m design was optimised for the charter business with the unusual layout of 6 near-identical cabins taking full advantage of the legal limit of 12 passengers. The hull has a very long waterline... Read More

Update: New award show happens to be April Fool’s joke from Dutch and German shipyards

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

On Friday 28th March 2014 the first annual "North European International Superyacht Awards" took place in Sanya during the China Rendezvous. Established in 2014, The North European International Superyacht Awards are today the most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry. Read More

Benetti superyacht Illusion I sold

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

​Alex and Gaston Lees-Buckly of Camper & Nicholsons International have announced the sale of the 46.05 metre superyacht Illusion I. Illusion I was built by Benetti in 2010 to a design of Stefano Natucci and with an interior by Galeazzi Design and Argent Design. The superyacht was built to ABS class... Read More

Superyacht Tiger Shark in Sanya, China

Monday, 31 March 2014

Qingdao Huaao Marine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Huaao) launched the 50 metre superyacht Tiger Shark last year. The yacht was seen last week in China, during the Hainan China Rendez-Vous. Not much is known about the yacht yet, however it is believed that Tiger Shark has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and she was built to Bureau Veritas class. Read More

Feadship’s pioneering use of glass on board Como

Monday, 31 March 2014

The recent launch of the 46.22-metre Feadship Como again drew attention to Feadship’s pioneering use of glass. The client requested unprecedentedly large windows in the hull and a wealth of glass in her superstructure. Like every custom project at Feadship, Como’s owner’s requirements were met in style. Read More

GBS brings 4 superyachts to the Mediterranean

Monday, 31 March 2014

It was a sight to match for sightseers in Poole/Dorset last weekend: Global Boat Shipping loaded 4 super yachts for the Mediterranean. The largest yacht was a Sunseeker Predator M5, accompanied by two 28m yachts, also Sunseekers. Poole is the home of luxury motorboat manufacturer Sunseeker. The fourth yacht was a 17m yacht from Princess Yachts in. Read More

NZ Marine launch new collaboration to promote New Zealand to visiting superyachts

Monday, 31 March 2014

​New Zealand Marine today formally announced a new ‘Destination New Zealand Superyacht Attraction Initiative’, which will see the industry association partner with government bodies to jointly promote New Zealand as a destination for superyachts. With some of the parties having individually worked to develop New Zealand... Read More

Princess Yachts releases new renderings of their 35M superyacht

Monday, 31 March 2014

The new renderings released by the shipyard show several bespoke upgrades chosen by her owner, an experienced yachtsman who has been working closely with the Princess Design Team. Whilst many of these personal innovations and ideas are to remain confidential the yard can reveal the exterior arrangement, which includes a redesigned flybridge area.Read More

Superyacht Polaris launched by Rossi Navi

Monday, 31 March 2014

​On Saturday the Rossi Navi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy launched the second Prince Shark 49 superyacht, Polaris. The first Prince Shark superyacht, Parum Jamuna IV, was launched just over a year ago. Both the interior and exterior design of Polaris are by Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design and her naval architecture is done by Arrabito Naval Architects. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Columbus 40S Hybrid

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Last year, Columbus Yachts, a brand of the Palumbo Shipyards, debuted their innovative Sport Hybrid model at the Monaco Yacht Show. With her advanced hybrid propulsion and strong, confident looks, the Columbus 40S Hybrid combines top performance with sleek, elegant boldness. Read More

The Mangusta 108 superyacht Zahir in Porto Cervo

Friday, 28 March 2014

​The 33.50 metre open sport superyacht Zahir is pictured here cruising off the coast off Porto Cervo in September 2013 during the Perini Navi Cup. The Mangusta 108 Zahir was built by Overmarine in 2006 to a design of Stefano Righini. Read More

Front Street Shipyard Expands Facility to Bucksport, Maine

Friday, 28 March 2014

​Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has increased its capacity by adding a new facility located in the neighboring town of Bucksport. The additional building houses a team of composites experts who are currently beginning construction on a line of 30-foot multihull boats for Trefoil Marine. Read More

Bluewater announces new partnership with the Interior Training Academy

Friday, 28 March 2014

The Bluewater training team has announced that from the 1st of April 2014, the company will be offering a 5 day entry programme in association with the Interior Training Academy, run by Abacus & March. Read More

The former Dutch pilot vessel Akula in the Caribbean

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The 59 metre explorer superyacht Akula was originally built by Amels in 1974 as a pilot vessel and converted into an explorer yacht by Vosper Thornycorft in 1999. During Akula’s conversion a flightdeck and helicopter hangar were addded. Akula underwent an interior and exterior refit in 2008 and in 2010 her engines were overhauled. Read More

Westport launches 12th 50-metre superyacht

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Westport Yachts has recently launched Hull #12 of the Donald Starkey/ William Garden-designed 50-metre series at its Port Angeles shipyard, making this the third launch of a scheduled eight launches for Westport in 2014. “We are very proud to be delivering this, the 12th 50m,” said Mark Masciarotte, Westport's Director of Sales. Read More

Overmarine sells the first Mangusta 110 to European owner

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Overmarine unveiled the new Mangusta 110 and now the company has announced the sale of the fast open sport yacht to an European owner. The Mangusta 110 features a new guest area on the flybridge, in addition to an extended lounge area on the bow, one of Mangusta’s trademark features. Read More 

 

Sneak preview of the Asian owned superyacht Lady Candy

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Ahead of the opening of the Hainan Rendez-Vous in China, Benetti has given SuperYachtTimes.com a sneak preview of the 56-metre superyacht Lady Candy. Launched in May 2013, Lady Candy features naval design from Benetti together with styling from Captain Paul Brackley's Central Yacht Design Studio. Read More

New 40m Cor D Rover designed superyacht unveiled by Danish Yachts

Thursday, 27 March 2014

​At the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show, Danish Yachts unveiled the ingenious 40 metre Quadradeck. Designed by Cor D Rover with an interior by Patrick Knowles, this new superyacht is specially aimed at the American market and will be promoted by the company’s agent in the USA, Bradford Marine. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 28m Explorer yacht from 2009

Thursday, 27 March 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at 2B, the wonderful explorer, listed for sale with Bluewater. Launched in 2009, 2B offers incredible volume for her length. Read More

Charter Deal of the Week: Book Vanquish for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix

Thursday, 27 March 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the Palmer Johnson Vanquish, and her special offer for the Historic Grand Prix in Monaco, taking place 9-11 May 2014. Read More

Superyacht Blade leaving Ibiza

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The 44 metre superyacht Blade (ex H2ome) was built by the MMGI shipyard in 2010 and after she was sold to her current owner in November 2010, she underwent an 8-month refit by Monaco Marine. During the refit, the superyacht’s complete interior was redesigned to a design of Michela Reverberi and executed by the Austrian interior firm Sinnex. Read More

Sailing yacht Flyer returns to Royal Huisman

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

​Huisfit has announced that Flyer, the 65ft ketch designed by Sparkman & Stephens that won the 1977-78 Whitbread Round the World Race (the precursor of today’s Volvo Race) has returned for refitting to the Royal Huisman yard in Vollenhove where she was launched in 1976. Read More

Esenyacht opens new composite facility

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Esenyacht has officially opened what is now one of Turkey’s leading facilities for the production of composite components and structures for yachts of all types. While there are a number of yards in the country with composite capabilities Esenyacht now has not only the most modern at its headquarters in Bodrum...Read More

Nigel Upton joins Marina Port Vell as Senior Sales Manager

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Marina Port Vell, Barcelona has announced that Nigel Upton has joined MPV as Senior Sales Manager effective 10th March 2014. Of paramount importance, Nigel has a diversified superyacht background with direct experience in sales, management, customer service and time at sea. “We are excited that Nigel has agreed to join our sales team,” says Norma Trease.​ Read More

Gearing up for the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Held ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference will provide unrivalled insight into the boating and superyacht sectors in this all- important region. Now in its sixth year, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference has evolved with a revamped format that will provide session streams tailored to both the boating and superyacht sectors. Read More

Azimut | Benetti to display 6 yachts at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

​From 27-30 March 2014, Azimut | Benetti Group is once again among the headliners at Hainan Rendez-Vous. In Hainan, visitors can admire the Azimut Atlantis 34, the Azimut Magellano 50, and models from the Flybridge collection. Read More

The 54 metre Benetti Moonlight in Dubai

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Moonlight (ex: Mau Mau V; Narwhal) is a 53.87m yacht built by Benetti in 1984, which can often be seen in Dubai, where she has her homeport. Her exterior and interior have been completely changed twice, once at Palmer Johnson Savannah, where she was lengthened and once by Al Jadaf yard in Dubai in 2002. Her current interior is designed by Evan K. Marshall. Read More

Art and Superyacht industry a perfect match

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

HISWA Holland Yachting Group has taken part in the world’s most prestigious art and antique fair, TEFAF Maastricht. The event also saw the official start of the new branding campaign: ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’. TEFAF opened on Friday 14 March to record interest and strong sales in all sections. Read More

Cyclos III to be sold in blind bid auction

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Still widely regarded as the world’s benchmark for high performance sailing, the yacht that launched the superyacht career of multi-award winning designer Andrew Winch, the ground-breaking Royal Huisman ketch Cyclos III is now to be sold by William Bishop, Head of YPI Sailing, in a Blind Auction closing on 8 May 2014. Read More

RW Yacht Design unveils new 54-meter motor yacht design

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Yacht designer Robert Witzier has unveiled a new 54-meter motoryacht design. The yacht has curved flowing lines with a sharp axe bow. The yacht will have a light weight aluminium fast displacement hull which accounts for relatively low fuel consumption and good seakeeping characteristics. The yacht will have a light weight aluminium fast displacement hull. Read More

Admiral Tecnomar at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

​Admiral Tecnomar, Yachting Hub of The Italian Sea Group, will be attending this week for the third year in a row the Hainan Rendez Vous, the 5th edition of China’s yacht, business jet and luxury lifestyle show running from 27th to 30th March 2014 at the Visun Royal Yacht Club in Sanya, Hainan, China. Read More

Baglietto signs contract for 46m superyacht

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

​Only one month after the order for a 54m superyacht, Baglietto has announced the sale of a 46-metre steel and aluminium displacement superyacht. The Eastern Europen owned motor yacht is designed by architect Francesco Paszkowski. The construction of the superyacht is already at an advanced stage at the La Spezia shipyard... Read More

The 77 metre superyacht Smeralda in Dubai

Monday, 24 March 2014

Launched in the spring of 2012, the magnificent 77 metre superyacht Smeralda, seen here at the recent Dubai International Boat Show, is the largest Australia-built superyacht built to date. She will soon be joined by SilverFast, which in currently still under construction at SliverYachts. Both yachts however will be surpassed by the 83 metre SilverLoft. Read More

Oceanco superyacht Lazy Z sold

Monday, 24 March 2014

Merle Wood & Associates have announced the sale of the 51 metre superyacht Lazy ZLazy Z was built by Oceanco in 1997 and had a $ 4,000,000 refitted in 2012. She is MCA compliant and has been a popular charter yacht, that can accommodate 12 guests. Lazy Z is equipped with an array of water toys, that includes a large waterslide from the sundeck. Read More

More details about Dubai mystery yacht Touch Wood

Monday, 24 March 2014

A couple of weeks ago I published a photo of superyacht Touch Wood, taken in Dubai. Superyacht Touch Wood is one of those yachts that has always remains a bit of a mystery to me. She seems to be built from solid teak wood, and even though I believed she was built in the Middle East, I was not quite sure where. Read More

Amels launches 55 metre superyacht hull 466

Monday, 24 March 2014

Dutch superyacht builder Amels has launched the latest Limited Editions 180 superyacht, hull 466, just weeks after the launch of hull 465 and the 65 metre Z. With the Limited Editions concept, designed by Tim Heywood, Amels has successfully bridged the gap between semi-custom and full custom superyachts. Read More

The designers from Bottega Nautica have sent us the designs of the BN – 90’ project

Monday, 24 March 2014

​As a sailing yacht BN – 90’ has a smooth but yet aggressive displacing hull. There are no visible holes but the retractable portholes can provide natural light. The telescopic deckhouse can be moved towards the aft, allowing the coverage of the cockpit area in case of wind, sun or rain. Read More

Otam 100 Millennium under construction for delivery in 2015

Monday, 24 March 2014

​OTAM is working on the OTAM 100 Millennium yacht, under construction in Italy. Available for delivery in 2015, the OTAM Millennium is designed by an impressive team: Umberto Tagliavini for naval architecture, Alberto Mancini for exterior design, and interiors by Achille Salvagni. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The 46 metre Soraya

Monday, 24 March 2014

Having successfully completed her sea trials, and currently undergoing the final stages of her RINA classification process, Denison Yacht Sales presents the 46.5 metre superyacht Soraya for sale. Designed by UNIELLé Yacht Design, interiors by designer Aleš Bratina and naval architecture by Meccano Engineering, Soraya is stunningly sportive. Read More

Auction of Perini photo prints in Hong Kong

Monday, 24 March 2014

On the occasion of “Primavera”, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center Spring Dinner, six original photo prints featuring Perini Navi and Picchiotti yachts will be included in the Silent Auction sponsored by Perini Navi Group and Cypress Group. Read More

The Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy in Dubai

Friday, 21 March 2014

This Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy was delivered last year to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ruler of Dubai. Alloya was designed with a modern and elegant interior, featuring a combination of contrasting woods, such as olive ash for the furniture and the burned oak for the floors. Read More

Explorer Boundless sold

Friday, 21 March 2014

Joint central agents John DeCaro of All Ocean Yachts and Brian Commette of Northrop & Johnson have announced the sale of Boundless, the 98’ 2010 Inace Explorer designed by Jon Overing. Chet Hartshorn of Wellington Yachts acted as the selling agent The yacht, which was designed and built in conjunction with All Ocean Yachts. was sold in less than 6 months. Read More

Hargrave executive Thomas C. Joyce passes away

Friday, 21 March 2014

Thomas C. Joyce, an executive with Hargrave Custom Yachts in Fort Lauderdale, died peacefully on March 7, 2014 under the care of hospice at the Manor Pines skilled nursing facility in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Joyce was 79 and leaves behind two sons, Thomas and Edward Joyce of Haverford, PA... Read More

Cloud 9 attending the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

Burgess will present the spectacular 60m superyacht Cloud 9 as Worldwide Central Agents for sale and charter on the occasion of the Singapore Yacht Show. Winner of the 2010 ShowBoats Design Awards for Exterior Design and Styling, her distinctive naval livery of dark blue hull and gleaming white superstructure is complemented by an elegant and contemporary interior. Read More

Charter brokers invited to join Greek mini charter

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Greek Yachting Association is making its first appearance with the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2014, which is being held in Nafplion from 03 to 07 May 2014, one of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece. Read More

Feadship Krisujen sold

Friday, 21 March 2014

Burger Yacht Sales have announced the sale of the 38.4 metre Feadship Krisujen, which was for sale with Westport Yacht Sales. Krisujen was for sale asking $ 4,500,000. She offers accommodation for up to 10 guests, in four staterooms. In true keeping with her pedigree, her interior and exterior are flawlessly finished and maintained. Read More

DFMarine launches newly redesigned website

Friday, 21 March 2014

DF Marine has announce the launch of their newly redesigned website. The new website of DF Marine includes all of the latest information that we would wish to pass on to our customers together with other news and items of interest. DF Marine's 'can do' attitude is always at the centre of its business strategy. Read More

The 162.5 metre superyacht Eclipse in Barcelona

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Superyacht Eclipse, at 162.5 metres once the world’s largest yacht, was seen here a couple of months ago in Barcelona. The yacht is currently undergoing a refit at the impressive MB92 shipyard, and will most likely be relaunched later this year. Since Lürssen's delivery of the Azzam, Eclipse is now the world's second largest superyacht. Read More

Charter Deal of the Week: Scandinavian offer on superyacht Daydream

Thursday, 20 March 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who forms the basis of the articles. This week we look at superyacht Daydream, which is available for charter from Alesund to Stavanger. Read More

CRN to participate in Hainan

Thursday, 20 March 2014

CRN is set to exhibit at the China Rendez-Vous, 27 to 30 March in Sanya, Hainan for the first time with a stand in the “Superyachts” area. CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, specialises in the construction of fully-customised megayachts, made of steel and aluminium, ranging from 40 and 90 metres. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 40 metre Tamsen superyacht

Thursday, 20 March 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at Namaste, the 40 metre Tamsen, sale with Peter Insull’s Yacht Marketing. Read More

Zaha Hadid designed Superyacht for Blohm+Voss presented in Hong Kong

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Zaha Hadid’s collaboration to design a new superyacht with the renowned Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss has received remarkable interest from yachting enthusiasts throughout the Asia Pacific. To celebrate the collaboration, Zaha Hadid and Herbert Aly, CEO and Managing Partner of Blohm+Voss, joined guests at the SEVVA Club, Hong Kong. Read More

The Andrew Winch designed superyacht St.David

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Superyacht St.David was launched in 2008 by Benetti as Xanadu. She measures 60 metres, and accommodates 12 guests in total luxury. Her sleek, striking exterior design is the work of award-winning designer Andrew Winch and represents a departure from other Benetti superyachts. Read More

Palm Beach International Boat Show starts this week

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Highly regarded as one of the top ten yachting events in the U.S., the Palm Beach International Boat Show will deliver the yachting lifestyle to downtown West Palm Beach from March 20 to March 23. The show will feature more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. Read More

Hodgdon Custom Tenders opens Damariscotta facility

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Hodgdon Shipbuilding has announced the official opening of its operation in Damariscotta, Hodgdon Custom Tenders. After greatly expanding the workforce and presence in East Boothbay and elsewhere on the peninsula, Hodgdon was fortunate to find a facility immediately available in the region. Read More

Penny Mae receives her MLC 2006 Certificate

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The captain of superyacht Penny Mae tells us that the yacht has recently been audited and has received her MLC 2006 Certificate, and in doing so has become one of the first Marshall Islands flagged yacht under 500 ton to become certified. All commercial ships and charter yachts are now required to comply to the MLC2006 standards. Read More

Yachts and companies continue to sign up at Singapore Yacht Show

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Award winners and industry leaders are flocking to be on display at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, both in the water and by it. With well over 80 vessels already booked into slips, including 29 yachts over 20m, the Show is expected to be even bigger and more glamorous than in 2013. Those with a taste for larger superyachts should look out for Cloud 9. Read More

Impressive Gulf Craft fleet docks at The Pearl Qatar

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

​Three-day exclusive showcase features three market premieres, including the Majesty 135, Majesty 48 and Waveshuttle 56. Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, has docked in Doha with its most impressive fleet of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft ever to be showcased in Qatar... Read More

The 65 metre superyacht Pestifer underway

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Pestifer was custom-built by Feadship in 2010 for her experienced present owners. The 65 metre superyacht was designed by Clifford Denn with an interior by Francois Zuretti. Set over five luxurious decks, she accommodates up to 12 guests in five en-suite guest cabins and one full width master suite. Read More

Blue Coast Yachts unveils a new 60 metre trimaran

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Blue Coast Yachts has unveiled a new 60 metre trimaran design, designed by Coste Design & Partners. The new BCY 60 power trimaran will comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests and eight crew. However, the yacht has been designed to offer an enormous scope for customization, enabling owners to create their ultimate yacht. Read More

Spirit of Tradition photo exhibition at New York Yacht Club

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Stephens Waring Design and Langley Photography are organising a night of gorgeous images and spirited conversation at the New York Yacht Club's "Model Room" in New York City. Robert Stephens and Alison Langley come together this evening to present stunning photography​. Read More

Construction underway on Mayra 50m superyacht

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Work is well uderway in Turkey on a new 50 metre superyacht, designed by Ken Freivokh Design. The yard, Mayra Yachts, was established in 2012 as an associate of Prince Group which had been established in 2003. Mayra Yacht has a closed shipbuilding yard of 3500 m2 within Antalya Free Zone. Read More

Dutch superyacht industry present at world's most prestigious art fair

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

TEFAF Maastricht, the world's most prestigious art and antiques fair, opened on Friday 14th March to record interest and strong sales in all sections. This followed on from the most successful Private View in the Fair's history, which alone attracted over 10,000 private and institutional collectors from around the world, eager to find new treasures to add to their collections. Read More

Raised Pilothouse PJ becomes trideck superyacht after refit

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Atlas Shipyard in Greece has transformed the raised pilothouse superyacht I Sea, into a trideck superyacht. The yacht has gained a complete new deck during the refit, as well as major changes to her bow. Details are still scarce, but we have contacted the designers, Navico, who were involved in the refit for more information. Read More

Sailing yacht Sea Comet sold

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Eliad Hagiladi of Yacht Marine tells us they have sold Sea Comet in an inhouse deal. The 30 metre yacht, built in 2007, has the perfect combination between the spacious wide structure of the traditional Turkish gullet, and the technology, convenience and luxury of a motoryacht. The yacht had an askingprice of €890,000. Read More

The Rolex Swan Cup to run from 8-14 September 2014

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Rolex Swan Cup, held every two years since its debut, has all the key ingredients that define the perfect yachting event: a beautiful venue, an array of passionate owners who are talented sailors, an international fleet, pros and amateurs, a stunning yacht club, a glamorous social programme and a title sponsor known for excellence. Read More

The innovative Reversys Boat concept

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Being both a concept and a novel design made in Switzerland, Reversys Boat offers a new comfort of use and also undeniable safety thanks to its retractable hardtop roofs. It is really a novel concept which provides demanding users with a solution. The boat is ready to navigate in just a few effortless minutes. Read More

Heesen Galatea completes sea trials and exceeds contractual speed

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Heesen has announced that following the launch on January 17th at their facility in Oss, the new 40m sportster Galatea moved to Hellevoetsluis for sea trials. On March 4th and 5th, in perfect sea conditions, Galatea achieved the impressive speed of 29.7 knots: 2.2 knots above the contractual speed. Read More

The Damen 67 metre Sea Axe named 6711 in Gibraltar

Monday, 17 March 2014

The Damen 67 metre Sea Axe support vessel named 6711 has been configured with an extensive dive centre, including its own decompression chamber. Deck space, excluding fully certified helipad - is an impressive 275 square metres.The 6711 build project was managed by in co-operation with Imperial. She is a sistership to GarconRead More

Yacht Captains Association launched

Monday, 17 March 2014

Captains Michael Schueler and Ian Bone today announced that the Yacht Captains Association, Inc. (YCA), a non-profit corporation based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has formally entered into a partnership with Ziebart Consulting, LLC to provide management services associated with the formation and launch of the YCA. Read More

Ivan Erdevicki unveils the KingCAT 80

Monday, 17 March 2014

Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design of Vancouver, BC, Canada has developed further the design of the KingCAT 80 power catamaran, a design commissioned by Kingship Marine of Hong Kong. This spacious catamaran capable of accommodating eight guests and crew of two now comes in two distinct versions, open and fully enclosed fly bridge. Read More

Alex Hull and Polina Parshina launch new design consultancy

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hull Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio with the ethos that lies in exploring the relationship between traditional craftsmanship, modern technology and organic design. The studio work includes commissions for yacht and residential projects, as well as art furniture, product design and installations. Read More

Video of superyacht Como undergoing seatrials

Monday, 17 March 2014

This Dubois designed 46 metre superyacht was launched by Feadship a couple of weeks ago. The yacht, named Como, has an efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, featuring full-length side decks and glazed side panels in the bulwarks to give the owner’s cabin uninterrupted views. She is currently undergoing seatrials in Holland. Read More

Riva launches the Riva 122' Mythos superyacht

Monday, 17 March 2014

Riva's new flagship, the 122' Mythos, was launched at the Ancona shipyard on sunday. the Riva 122’ Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard. The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and 7.60 metre wide. Read More

Zuccon Superyacht Design unveils the ZSYD 55

Monday, 17 March 2014

Following the launch of the ZSYD 90 in April 2013 and the ZSYD 92 at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, Zuccon SuperYacht Design has unveiled a new project for a 55 metre superyacht. The ZSYD 55 is a full displacement yacht, that travels at a economical pace​. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Admiral Tecnomar Cacos V

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The key aspects of superyachting for owners and guests are clearly defined as relaxation and comfort. The comfort of luxury, style and space, but surely also the comfort of silence. It's this particular absence of noise that is one of the many distinguishing assets for the latest addition to the Admiral Tecnomar fleet: the 40 metre Cacos V. Read More

Ocean Paradise passing a large cruiseship in Monaco

Friday, 14 March 2014

Launched last year at the Benetti Livorno shipyard, 55 metre Ocean Paradise became the talk of the town during 2013 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. This bold and modern vessel presented the industry with her unique sense of style, refreshingly different approach to design and a quirky and confident personality that showcases a pleasant, bubbly sense of fun. Read More

Ferretti launches its the fifth hull of Ferretti Custom Line 124'

Friday, 14 March 2014

The fifth hull of the Ferretti Custom Line 124’ was launched yesterday in Ancona, in the presence of the Group’s Top Management, the engineers, architects and designers that have taken part in its creation, as well as the many workers that over the last few months have contributed to the yacht. Read More

Superyacht Sapphire sold

Friday, 14 March 2014

Sapphire has been successfully sold to several individual owners with residence in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2009 built yacht Sapphire will be based between Thailand, Maldives, Singapore and Indonesian Islands and seeks active involvement in the international charter business. She is ideal for such missions with her 8 cabins and 24 knots deployment speed. Read More

Lürssen project Thor under construction

Friday, 14 March 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship haveannounced the signing of a contract to build a 74 metre (242 Ft.) superyacht, which will be known as Project Thor. This completely custom, full displacement motor yacht will feature interior volume larger than any other 74m floating today. Andrew Winch Designs will be responsible for both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Read More

Mediterranean Yacht Show to be held in Nafplion

Friday, 14 March 2014

The Greek Yachting Association will make its first appearance with the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2014. The show is a targeted trade show for professionals dedicating to feature numerous opportunities and to assist yachting businesses with reinforcing competitiveness. Read More

Superyacht Dama du Cuori sinks in Sanremo

Friday, 14 March 2014

Superyacht Dama du Cuori has sunk in the port of Sanremo earlier this month. According to local newspapers, the coast guard is investigating the cause of the incident. Local sources also state that the yacht spend around two years in Sanremo, undergoing repairs or a refit. Read More

Superyachts Alwaeli and White Cloud anchored side by side

Thursday, 13 March 2014

The 67.30m White Cloud, seen here in the foreground, was built by Feadship in 1983 as New Horizon L. She was built for the late Dutch businessman Bram van Leeuwen, also known as the Prince the Lignac. In 2004 and 2005 the yacht was completely rebuild. Alwaeli is a classic 68.5m superyacht launched by CRN in Italy in 1991. Read More

Superyacht catamaran concept Equinox unveiled

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Equinox is a concept design born from a conversation between Designer Andrew Trujillo and Naval Architect Adam Younger. Adam Younger is very well established as a designer of seriously fast vessels of all sizes, so project Equinox hoped to combine Andrew’s experience in designing luxury super-yachts with Adam’s knowledge. Read More

A&R launch 81.8 metre Disdale designed Kibo

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Abeking & Rasmussen has announced the launch of hull number 6497. The 81.8 metre superyacht, with exterior and interior design by multi-award winning Terence Disdale Design, was successfully launched to the water Sunday afternoon, on March 9th, 2014. The project, which will be named Kibo, will be completed in June 2014. Read More

Marina Port Vell's restaurant and The Gallery under construction

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona has announce the momentous occasion of groundbreaking on both its restaurant and yacht receiving buildings. This milestone marks the ultimate phase of Marina Port Vell’s complete renovation with final ribbon cutting expected in October 2014. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 34 metre Sunseeker, reduced in price

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Black & White, the outstanding Sunseeker 34m for sale with Sea-Alliance Group, has been dramatically reduced in price by £350,000 to encourage a sale prior to the 2014 Mediterranean season. The reduction takes the price to just £5.6m for this unique and immaculately maintained 2010 vessel. Black & White has a semi customised interior. Read More

CRN signs a new Letter of Intent for 77 metres superyacht

Thursday, 13 March 2014

After the signing of the Letters of Intent (LOI) for the construction of a 68 metre and the two SuperConero 44 m, CRN has signed a new LOI for the construction of a 77 metre ssuperyacht, destined for the Middle-Eastern market. The 77 metre superyacht is designed by Studio Zuccon International Project. Read More

Superyacht Lady Luck sold

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Edmiston's Tom Lilley has sold superyacht Lady Luck, with Cape 4 Yachts bringing in the buyers. Launched in 2001, the 30 metre Lady Luck has a distinctive style, with sleek exterior lines. Her interior, having benefitted from several recent refits offers beautiful, light and airy accommodation for 10 guests. Read More

Superyacht Meya Meya in Marmaris

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Launched by Logos Marine in 2010, this 35 metre superyacht named Meya Meya is designed by UK-based H2 Yacht Design with naval architecture by Ed Fry of Fryco-USA. Her structural design and engineering was done in-house by Logos. Power comes from twin MTU 16V 2000 M93 diesel engines of 2,400 hp each. Read More

Charter Deal of the Week: Stunning 30 metre yacht in the East Med

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week we look at superyacht Pollux, which is available for charter in the East Med. Read More

San Juan Composites introduces the new SanJuan32 RIB

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

San Juan Composites LLC has introduce the new San Juan 32 RIB, the first offering in a new series of rigid inflatable boats (RIB). At 32’-3” L.O.A. x 10’- 3” beam inflated, our SJ32 RIB offers a premium level of interior space in a highly functional interior / exterior pilothouse layout. the pilothouse offers both an open aft pilothouse with canvas enclosure or a removable composite aft bulkhead. Read More

Brooklin Boat Yard Begins Construction on 74-foot Frers Design

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Brooklin Boat Yard has begun construction of a 74-foot sailboat designed by Germán Frers. She is a uniquely styled racer/cruiser that's scheduled to be completed and launched in spring of 2015. A design that's versatile enough to daysail and race on both coasts of the USA and Caribbean, she will be equipped for coastal cruising and ocean sprints. Read More

Swiss Shipyard starts work on Silver Arrows

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Silver Arrows Marine’s innovative new Mercedes-Benz Style 14m luxury motor yacht, dubbed the ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ for its sleek automobile-inspired design, is to be built by a world-leading constructor of racing yachts in Switzerland. “With two America’s Cups and five Jules Verne Trophies to its credit, Group Carboman SA is our perfect constructor,” said Ron Gibbs. Read More

The 162 metre superyacht Dubai in Dubai

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The 162 metre superyacht Dubai was completed in 2006 by Platinum Yachts to an Andrew Winch design. She was originally commissioned by a Prince from Brunei and she was to be built at Blohm & Voss in co-operation with Lürssen. When a large part of the hull and superstructure was completed, the construction stopped. Read More

QIBS lends support to sunreef presentation in Doha

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

​Organisers of The Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) were delighted to lend their support at a special VIP presentation of a new super yacht project, the revolutionary Trimaran Power 210 by Sunreef Yachts in Doha’s Four Seasons Hotel, on March 2nd... Read More

Sailing yacht Med Spirit sold

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

BGYB has announced that the 90ft Maxi Racing Sailing Yacht Med Spirit has been sold. Med Spirit is an exceptional sailing yacht and one of the fastest racing monohulls in the world, capable of reaching speeds up to 40 knots. 27.46 meters of pure performance, smoothness and lightness despite its 15-ton bulb. Read More

Palma Superyacht Show exceeded all expectations

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

​Palma Superyacht Show 30th April to 4th May 2014 promises a fantastic show in prospect.In only the second year since it began, the 2014 Palma Superyacht Show is unquestionably fulfilling its potential as the Mediterranean’s most attractive ‘season opener’. From an international visitor’s perspective Majorca’s an attractive proposition. Read More

First look on board the Soraya 46

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Alex G Clarke of Denison Yacht Sales has send us the first photos of the recently delivered superyacht Soraya. "She has completed Sea Trials and is going through final classification process with RINA", Ales tells us. The yacht has a ground breaking hydraulic helicopter landing pad on the bow which opens up to allow access to the deck equipment. Read More

The Fast Yacht Support vessel Garcon in Gibraltar

Monday, 10 March 2014

The 67-metre Fast Yacht Support vessel Garcon is the support vessel to the 87 metre Lürssen superyacht Ace. The sleek, axe-bowed Garcon was constructed at Damen Shipyards in Holland. She is the first large support yacht delivered by Damen, the second one was delivered a couple of weeks ago, and is named 6711. Read More

Ambassadors of the Wood Forever Pact

Monday, 10 March 2014

Owners of Superyachts who care about deforestation now have the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment by becoming, along with their yachts, Ambassadors of Wood Forever Pact, the flagship project of the ‘Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation’ initiative, led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Read More

Time lapse video of superyacht Glaze in the Corinth Canal

Monday, 10 March 2014

Superyacht Glaze, built by Trinity in 2007, is seen here in a time lapse video, going through the Corinth Canal. The canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland. Read More

SYT media partner of Taiwan International Boat Show

Monday, 10 March 2014

The first Taiwan International Boat Show will be held from Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the newly inaugurated Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to be media partner of the first Taiwan International Boat Show. "We see tremendous potential is the Taiwanese market", Maarten Janssen comments. Read More

Hodgon Yachts announces one of the largest hull infusions ever in USA

Monday, 10 March 2014

Hodgdon Yachts today announced the successful infusion of a 100ft carbon fibre hull mould. The mould to be used for a pre-preg carbon hull is one of the largest single hull infusions ever done in the USA and one of a handful of this scale worldwide. "The amount of planning, organization and coordina- tion required to effect this successful work is formidable". Read More

2014 St Barths Bucket News

Monday, 10 March 2014

The entries are in for the 2014 edition of the St Barths Bucket Regatta and we have a great fleet heading to the beautiful island of St Barthélemy. Thirty eight of the world's largest sailing superyachts will gather in Gustavia for three days of great trade wind sailing, wholesome competition, shore side camaraderie and shenanigans. Read More

37 Metre Heesen explorer AlumerciA sold

Monday, 10 March 2014

Fraser Yachts has announced the sale of the 37 metre Heesen explorer AlumerciA, which was was sold in an inhouse deal. AlumerciA features a Schottel Azimuth propulsion system. The Schottel STP 200 series offer the possibility of a quiet propulsion and 20% more fuel efficiency due to the dual prop. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport moves 8 Princess yachts

Monday, 10 March 2014

​Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Princess Motor Yachts Sales have been longtime partners when it comes to the shipment of luxury Princess Yachts from Southampton to clients all over the world.No less than eight brand new Princess yachts were loaded on the Erasmusgracht, one of Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s modern vessels. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Tecnomar Nadara Zahraa

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Launched a few months ago, acclaimed Italian shipyard Admiral Tecnomar delivered the fierce and stylish Tecnomar NADARA 30 metre. Named Zahraa, this superyacht is the first launch of this stunning new hull and an exquisite example of how bold sportiveness and high-gloss, contemporary luxury go perfectly well together. Read More

Leander G at anchor off Devils Bay in Virgin Gorda BVI

Friday, 7 March 2014

Leander G is a 75m superyacht built in Germany in 1992, as the replacement for the owner's 65m yacht, but got sold prior to her delivery. Leander G is powered by twin 3600 HP Deutz-MWM SBV12M628 Diesels, and carries almost 290.000 liters of fuel, which gives her an incredible range of 8000nm. Read More

Amels and Burgess sell newbuild Amels 180

Friday, 7 March 2014

The sale in February of a newbuild Amels 180 superyacht highlights the increasing weight owners place on superior delivery times combined with exceptional quality and design. Advised by the experts at Burgess in Monaco, the owners opted for a 55-metre yacht by Dutch builder Amels to be delivered in May 2015. Read More

New sale for Cantiere delle Marche

Friday, 7 March 2014

Vasco Buonpensiere, Shareholder and Sales & Marketing Director of Cantiere delle Marche, announces today a new contract signed for the sale of a Darwin Class 86’ Explorer Yacht. This new sale comes after other two contracts wich have just been signed in the latest four months. (One Darwin Class 96’ and one Darwin Class 107’). Read More

Moran Yacht & Ship releases more details about Kismet 2

Friday, 7 March 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship has announced it will be acting as the exclusive worldwide charter broker for a magnificent 308-foot superyacht, Kismet II, built by Lürssen Yachts. The spectacular superyacht, whose build is currently being overseen by Moran Yacht & Ship, is the successor to the 223-foot Kismet. Read More

Video of the Dubai International Boat Show

Friday, 7 March 2014

The 22nd Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opened this week. Two of the largest superyachts in the history of the Dubai International Boat Show are showcased. The 88.5-metre-long superyacht Nirvana, built by Oceanco and the 88 metre Quattroelle, built by Lürssen, is also showcased this year. Read More

Luxury Charter Group expands

Friday, 7 March 2014

Specialist charter agency, The Luxury Charter Group has started 2014 with additions to the team, which now spans the Asia-Pacific, US and Europe, to meet the growing demand for international charter advice and service. Based in Europe, Radek Gendek has joined Luxury Charter Group to manage the company’s presence and clients based in Europe. Read More

The unusual superyacht Touch Wood in Dubai

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Superyacht Touch Wood is one of those yachts that remains a bit of a mystery. She seems to be built from solid teak wood, and even though we believe she was built in the Middle East, we are not quite sure where. The yacht is docked most of her time in the heart of Dubai, in the Dubai Creek, so we assume she is locally owned. Read More

Sailing yacht Destination was relaunched at STP

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Destination was relaunched yesterday to continue being repaired and refitted in the water, after being hoisted ashore six months ago to undergo one of the most complete refits that have been carried out this winter at STP. The refit comprised repainting her whole hull and superstructure; repainting her mast and rebuilding her rig; changing the teak of her deck; and upgrading various on-board electronic systems. Read More

Louise makes her maiden trip to Rio de Janeiro

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Combining traditional Dutch craftsmanship with the latest technologies, Claasen Shipyards has delivered such masterpieces as the Truly Classic series, the F-class Firefly and the J-class Lionheart. An example of a typical Claasen quality yacht is the racer/cruiser sailing yacht Louise, which recently completed her maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro. Read More

Rossinavi makes Asia Debut at Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Making its first major appearance in Asia, Italian company Rossinavi will also be joining the line-up of European yacht builders on display at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show. Rossinavi has quickly made a name for itself through its sleek, technologically advanced and tastefully outfitted superyachts. Read More

Viking 82 In The Market sold

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Yachtzoo and HMY Yacht Sales have sold the Viking 82 Convertible Yacht In The MarketIn The Market is powered to reach a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed in the mid-30 knot range. The open flying bridge has power assisted hydraulic steering and electronic engine controls with trolling valves. Read More

Fair Promotion's boat show destination leisure guide

Thursday, 6 March 2014

​Event agency FairPromotion, our Superyacht Clubhouse partner, have published their first boat show destination leisure guide at the Dubai International Boat Show. This guide provides tips and tricks for fancy dining, good bars and spare time activities. For the Dubai leisure guide edition and more tips & tricks, follow them on Facebook… Read More

The 77 metre Pegasus V at anchor off Monaco

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Built as Princess Mariana in Denmark by Royal Denship in 2003, the 77 metre Pegasus V, seen here off Monaco last September, is designed by Espen Oeino. Quite unusual for a yacht her size, she has her owner's suite situated on the lower deck. This might mean less of a view from the cabin, but it does mean direct access to the sea. Read More

Animated concept presentation of superyacht Envy

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Dutch Studio Vripack and Admiral Tecnomar have released this video of superyacht Envy. Vripack is a Studio that works on the cutting edge of design and technology, the fundamental values ​​of the brand Tecnomar. The project was developed with a preliminary analysis of Tecnomar potential customers. Read More

The 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and Kaohsiung City Government, implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and supported by Taiwan Yacht Industry Association (TYIA), the first Taiwan International Boat Show will be held from Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, May 11, 2014. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 54 metre yacht under construction

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 54 metre yacht currently under construction at Mondo Marine. Read More

Charter Deal of the Week: 4 Day cabin offer in Indonesia

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

In this new series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week we look at a special Cabin Offer on board the stunning 45 metre sailing yacht Mutiara Laut in Indonesia. Read More

Video of Alex Thomson walking up the mast of Hugo Boss

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson has performed a daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, Hugo Boss: He climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean. This is not the first stunt we've seen from Alex - two years ago he completed the "Keel Walk", a stunt that has become famous throughout the world. Read More

The 67 metre superyacht Drizzle underway

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The 67.27 metre (220’8”) Feadship was launched in January 2012, and has been created for clients who were inspired by the 2005 Feadship Twizzle (now Issana), of which they were the second owners and had renamed Drizzle. The yacht is here seen leaving the port of Antibes in the spring of 2013. Read More

Ribbon unveils new R27 tender

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The objective is to give enthusiasts a boat of their dreams, a boat that is fun to use as a day boat while still being practical as a tender. A must have boat with unique styling and design choices for driving both lakes and the sea. Once a dream, now there is the Ribbon R27. Driven by one but enjoyed by seven. Read More

DeepFlight Hydrobatic Craft to be Introduced at Dubai Boat Show - newest luxury toy for super yachts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Hawkes Ocean Technologies announced today that the Company will be introducing its next generation DeepFlight Hydrobatic Craft at the Dubai International Boat Show, March 4-8 2014. Hawkes Ocean Technologies has transformed the traditional manned vehicle into high-performance craft that provide an unparalleled flight. Read More

First edition of Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup launched

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

It was in the Yacht Club de Monaco lounge, at a conference attended by many leading figures, that Sergei Dobroserdov, CEO of Solar 1, alongside His Excellency Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of Fondation Albert II, Dr. Marco Casiraghi and Bernard d’Alessandri, Secretary General of the Yacht Club de Monaco, unveiled an outline of what to expect . Read More

So!Dalian announces exhibitors and new events

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Shortly after the official launch of SO! DALIAN, the first in a series of new events under the SO! RENDEZVOUS umbrella offered by China Rendez-Vous, founder Delphine Lignieres and her team are proud to announce that they have teamed up with The Polo Life LLC to organize the first ever Beach Polo World Cup in China. Read More

Picchiotti's 73 metre motoryacht Grace E completes her sea trials

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Grace E, the new 73m Picchiotti motor yacht and the third motor yacht of the Vitruvius series, has achieved excellent results in all of the tests scheduled for her sea trails: range, maximum speed, fuel and power consumption, Dynamic Positioning system. Her quietness and lack of vibration have pleased the technicians aboard. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opens today

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The 22nd Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opens today, providing a wide range of activities including exciting prize giveaways, live entertainment, and exclusive dining experiences, along with convenient parking and public transportation. More than 26,000 visitors from the 70 countries are set to attend the region’s largest exhibition. Read More

Jarrett Bay Acquires 30,000 sq. ft. Ultra-Modern Repair Facility

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Jarrett Bay Boatworks has added an ultra-modern, 30,000 sq. ft. indoor, heated facility situated on a 2.2 acre site to the list of amenities they offer at their 175-acre Marine Industrial Park. Designed to accommodate up to two 100-foot vessels side-by-side with a 55′ clearance, this acquisition marks the third parcel recently added to Jarrett Bay’s coffers. Read More

The 41 metre Baglietto Natori in Ibiza

Monday, 3 March 2014

The 41 metre Baglietto Natori is a sistership to superyacht Oxygen, and boasts a distinctive and avant garde exterior, styled by Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski. For the inside her owners commissioned Bannenberg and Rowell to design the interior, after admiring the designer's recent work. Read More

Couach launches superyacht Belongers

Monday, 3 March 2014

Two years after the introduction of the first 5000 Fly, superyacht La Pellegrina, yacht builder Couach launched the second hull in this 50 metre series, called Belongers. Amongst several technological updates, probably the most remarkable one is the significant reduction of noise and vibration levels. Read More

CRN launches 61 metre superyacht

Monday, 3 March 2014

CRN has launched hull number 133. The exterior and layout of the new yacht has been designed by Francesco Paszkowski in close collaboration with the CRN Technical Department which took care of the naval architecture.​ The yacht has an overall length of 61,3 metres and a 10.20 metre beam. Read More

Video of the haul out of superyacht Predator at Monaco Marine

Monday, 3 March 2014

Monaco Marine La Ciotat has hauled out superyacht Predator, and the refit yard released this impressive video of the operation on their Facebook page. Predator is a 73 metre superyacht delivered by Feadship in 2008. Her striking lines were designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and she features an eclectic interior by Bannenberg & Rowell. Read More

Gulf Craft launches Majesty 105 in time for Dubai Boat Show

Monday, 3 March 2014

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats in the Middle East and Asia, launched a new Majesty 105, which will make her way to this week's Dubai International Boat Show. The Majesty 105 is a suitable showcase, representing the unique selling points that Gulf Craft have been developing since their startup. Read More

Mondo Marine signs new dealership agreement

Monday, 3 March 2014

Following the signing of dealership agreements in strategic markets as North America, Middle East and China, Mondo Marine announced that another premier superyacht service professional has been added to its growing list of authorized dealers. Yacht Moments will exclusively represent Mondo Marine's entire range. Read More

SYX Special: On board the 65 metre superyacht Lady M

Monday, 3 March 2014

With an intriguing bow profile showing hints of feline elegance and unbridled temperament, Lady M is nothing if not intriguing. The addition of some dazzlingly powerful features and sleekly feminine sportive lines brings her an overall appearance that is both stunning and aerodynamic. Read More

Spectacular transformation of superyacht MySeanna

Monday, 3 March 2014

This is not your ordinary refit. Rather than selling their yacht and buying a bigger one to suit their needs, the owners chose to re-built their existing yacht they loved and add and incorporate all the new amenities they desired. In April 2013 Rybovich was contracted to transform Newvida into the MySeanna by performing an extensive re-built. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The legendary Christina O

Saturday, 1 March 2014

In an industry of iconic imagery, there’s only one yacht which can truly be called the icon of superyachting. Christina O, has every right to the title. Impressive, grand and stylish, luxurious, glamorous, and even magnificent are some of the superlatives that have been used frequently over the years to describe superyachts. Read More

Superyacht Plan B at anchor in Villefranche sur Mer

Friday, 28 February 2014

Built by Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel (formerly HDW), the 73 metre superyacht Plan B was ordered before the crisis as part of an order for six yachts of all around the same size. Due to the economic crisis four yachts were cancelled. In addition to Plan B, the second yacht in the series, HDW #423, is still in-build. Read More

Superyacht Satori sold

Friday, 28 February 2014

Fraser Yachts and Burger Yacht Sales have sold the Heesen superyacht Satori. With sleek lines and at 50 metres, she is one of the world's fastest vessels of this size, impressively reaching top speeds of up to 24 knots. Satori combines top speed with highly economical fuel consumption, and was offered at € 27,900,000. Read More

Rule change allows superyachts longer stay in the Maldives

Friday, 28 February 2014

​The Republic of the Maldives….February 27, 2014--Reporting on good news for tourist vessels visiting the Maldives, Mohamed Hameed of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives announces, “After two years of convincing work by our team, we finally can share the rule change for tourist vessels.” Hameed says this is very good news. Read More

Delivery video of the Nordhavn 120 Aurora

Friday, 28 February 2014

This video shows the delivery trip of the Nordhavn 120 Aurora, which was delivered in 2013 to her owners. The N120 is built to handle the seas as well as she handles her guests. Naval architect Jeff Leishman has made her waterline length a sweetspot in terms of wave period, and in doing so, makes long passages a very comfortable experience. Read More

More details released on Wider 165

Friday, 28 February 2014
 

Wider President and CEO Tilli Antonelli announced at a VIP cocktail reception and press briefing on the eve of the 2014 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach that his shipyard is building a 50-meter superyacht. The Wider 165’, which will be the Italian builder’s largest superyacht project to date, was ordered by the yard’s new co-owner. Read More

Indonesia's Raja Ampat, an amazing superyacht destination

Friday, 28 February 2014

The Captains’ choice! Just ask the record number of Superyacht Captains that have cruised the Raja Ampat area in the last six months”, enthused Richard Lofthouse and Captain Jimmy Blee of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. Raja Ampat translated means ‘The Four Kings’, a name derived from the four major islands in the group. Read More

The Oceanco Caprice in Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Caprice, seen here in Fort Lauderdale's inland waterways, is a 37.5 metre Oceanco superyacht built in 1994. She sleeps 8 guests in 4 staterooms. Designed by Gerhard Gilgenast, the superyacht features an exquisite interior by Donald Starkey.​ Her The twin MWM Deutz TBD604BVB engines produce 1,315 hp each. Read More

New director at Van Berge Henegouwen

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Imtech Marine has appointed Terry van Velzen as Director of Van Berge Henegouwen installaties B.V. (VBH) as per 1 March 2014. Van Berge Henegouwen is a well-known international technology partner in the field of entertainment, IT, communication, security and control systems on board of super yachts. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 38m classic Dutch superyacht

Thursday, 27 February 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht. Read More

 

Warning: False SYT email going around

Thursday, 27 February 2014

We have just been made aware that some of our readers are receiving emails which look like they come from SuperYachtTimes.com, concerning the latest issue of the SuperYachting Index. Please delete this email, which has the topic "(super)Yachting Index..", and do not click on the link in the email. We are currently investigating how this could have happened. Read More

Asia’s biggest-ever display of boats and superyachts at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Singapore Yacht Show, held during Singapore Maritime Week this year, continues to attract world-leading superyacht and boat brands, consolidating its position as the region’s principal consumer-facing industry event. The Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) returns once again to ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove for its fourth edition in April. Read More

Irina Martynova joins Kevin Glancy

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Kevin Glancy has welcomed on board the newest member of the Kevin Glancy team: Irina Martynova.​ Irina joins as Project Co-ordinator, and brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service and international client management from her previous roles within blue chip companies in the banking, airline and FMCG sectors. Read More

Lürssen joins exhibitors at Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Lürssen is the latest in an expanding roll call of prominent superyacht builders exhibiting at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show. The shipyard, which has launched 50 superyachts, including 10 in excess of 100m, has a strong focus on the east and is looking to tap into the region’s growing affluence and appetite for marine leisure activities. Read More

Baglietto signs contract for 54 metre superyacht

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Baglietto has announced that they have signed a contract for hull 10219, a 54 metre steel and aluminium displacement yacht, designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The yacht is expected to be delivered to her European Owner in summer 2015. The 54 metre yacht draws inspiration from Baglietto’s line of 53 metre yachts. Read More

Superyacht Nomi in Saint George Bay on Symi

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The luxury charter yacht Nomi was built by the well-known Picchiotti shipyard in 1997 and she has just undergone an extensive refit inside and out. SuperYachtTimes.com editor Maarten recently spend a week on board for a cruise in Turkey and Greece, so expect a full charter review coming up soon. Read More

Lady Christina has Jacuzzi added during refit

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Edmiston has announced that during a winter refit, superyacht Lady Christina had a Jacuzzi fitted onboard, a fabulous new feature that she didn’t have before. One of her decks had to be extended to allow space to fit her new Jacuzzi in, allowing her to boast even more deck space. Read More

Rapsody Yachts unveils new flagship

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Dutch Rapsody shipyard has recently unveiled the Rapsody R80, an 80 foot concept model. The R80 will have an aluminium modern and fast hull with a retro look, keeping her in line with the other Rapsody models that also have retro looks and fast cruising capabilities. The interior will be custom made. Read More

Superyacht Ilona under refit at STP

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

STP tells us that the 73.7 metre Ilona , built in 2004 at the Amels yard, to a design by Redman Whitely Dixon, is currently under refit at the STP yard. Scaffolding is now in place around this elegant vessel, and work that will be done includes paintwork, as well as interior maintenance, and sorting some minor mechanical issues. Read More

Mangusta 165 Sharq sold in sealed bid

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Ocean Independence has sold the exceptional Mangusta 165 Sharq, which was for sale by way of sealed bid. Sharq is hull no. 6 of the stunning Mangusta 165 model. ​This immaculate example from 2011 has barely been used. KaMeWa water jets propel the yacht to a maximum speed of 40 knots. Read More

Marina Port Vell appoints new Managing Director

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona has announce that Marcel Brekelmans will join MPV as Managing Director effective 10th March 2014. A Dutchman, Brekelmans has spent many years as an accomplished Project and Managing Director in the demanding business of hotel administration, with considerable experience in branding. Read More

Overmarine launches Mangusta 165 hull number 8

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Overmarine Group launched the latest Mangusta 165 hull, number 8 in the series. The yacht has a number of new features, as requested by her owners. The yacht has a newly designed side window in the saloon, alterations to the flybridge, and the yacht's superstructure has been redesigned.​ Read More

Superyacht Attessa IV at anchor in Charlotte Amalie

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

​The 100.58 metre superyacht Attessa IV, seen here at anchor in Charlotte Amalie, USVI, on Thursday Feb 20th, was originally built in Japan in 1998 as the 92 metre Evergreen. In 2007 she was bought by her current owner who completely re-build the yacht in three and half years. Her new exterior lines and interior decoration are by Glade Johnson Design. Read More

Biggest Monaco Yacht Show with 118 superyachts in 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s largest showcase of super and megayachts afloat, will be the biggest ever with expanded exhibition area and berthing for 118 superyachts. The MYS floating area has been extended to the port entrance and Quai Rainier 1er Grand Amiral de France, opening space for 118 yachts. Read More

Seawolf looking as-new after 120 day refit

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Following a successful collaboration between New Zealand and Spanish yards Integrated Marine Group (IMG) and Atollvic, expedition yacht Seawolf was relaunched. The refit took nearly 120 days, and some stages over 65 people were working on board at the same time. Read More

Cape Arrow at the starting line of 2014 RORC Caribbean 600

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

After a demanding Atlantic Ocean crossing, SW 100 Cape Arrow is ready to start her Caribbean Season, with the 2014 edition of the RORC 600 regatta. She will be taking on board the motivated and enthusiastic Russian sailing team – High Spirit. The RORC Caribbean 600 is one of the most renowned offshore regattas. Read More

52.5 Metre superyacht Doña Francisca launched

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Astillero Buquebus has launched the 52.5 metre superyacht Doña Francisca. Doña Francisca is the first yacht this size to be launched in Uraguay. The yacht is designed by Javier Soto Acebal, and offers accommodation in a full-beam master suite, and two twin cabins. The interior is described as "simple and spacious". Read More

Permare to bring the Amer 92' Deluxe to Dubai show

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Permare has announced that they are bringing a yacht to the 2014 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. This Amer 92' Deluxe, built for a client who requested for a modern review and reinterpretation of Art Nouveau style, is highly customized, reflecting the owners’ strong personalities. Read More

The 42 metre gulet Carpe Diem 4 in Knidos

Monday, 24 February 2014

The 42 metre gulet style superyacht Carpe Diem 4 was delivered in 2011, and was built in Bodrum by an experienced owner. She offers accommodation for up to 12 guests, in 6 large and luxurious cabins. In October, I stepped on board for a charter along the Turkish and Greek coast. Read More

Royal Huisman launches superyacht Wisp

Monday, 24 February 2014

Royal Huisman is delighted to announce that yard no. 393, which now goes by the delightful name of Wisp, has been launched and her carbon composite Rondal mast stepped in the seaport of Harlingen on Holland’s northern coast. The 48m (156ft) classic sloop is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design​ Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - February/March 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business.

Warren Yachts S87 Zakouska sold

Monday, 24 February 2014

Oceanstyle by Burgess and Yachtzoo have sold motoryacht Zakouska. This 26.5 metre Warren Yachts S87 Express yacht was delivered in 2006. The yacht has been professionally maintained, and at the time of her sale, her asking price was $ 2,950,000. Read More

Major changes coming for the use of Burma teak

Monday, 24 February 2014

As we informed you in November, the Myanmar (Burma) Government is not banning all exports of Teakwood. The proposed ban will eliminate the export of round logs. Logs cut into sawn timber or further processed into furniture, yacht decking, or other semi-finished and finished products can still be exported. Read More

SYX Special: The Italian design studio Hot Lab

Monday, 24 February 2014

Innovative and proudly Italian, we sat down with the design studio Hot Lab to get a view of their unique design processes and to find out what the future of yacht design has in store, from the very studio leading the design direction. It was in 2004 when the Italian design trio of Michele Dragoni, Enrico Lumini and Antonio Romano set up shop in Milan to create Hot Lab. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The stunning Nameless

Sunday, 23 February 2014

A clear vision by the owner simplified the design process and enabled Mondo Marine to focus on creating a yacht with exterior spaces as detailed and functional as the areas found on the interior. Nameless' black hull and grey superstructure sets her apart when in port or at anchor, and her exterior adds to the overall sportiness of the design. Read More

Kaiser at anchor in front of the Kempinski Hotel in Bodrum

Friday, 21 February 2014

Kaiser, seen here at anchor this summer in front of the Kempinski Hotel in Bodrum, is a perfect example of yet another successful cooperation between highly accomplished teams of Donal Starkey Designs, Bannenberg & Rowell and Abeking & Rasmussen. The yacht cruised together with Eclipse for a couple of weeks in October. Read More

Avella added to Antibes Yacht Show line-up

Friday, 21 February 2014

The Antibes Yacht Show, which takes place from April 23th -26th in Port Vauban, Antibes, has announced that superyacht Avella will participate in the show. The 33.5 metre Avella, which will be exhibited by Mover Shaker International, has undergone a major refit in 2013, and will be available for charter in the East and West Med. Read More

Castoldi introduces largest jet tender to date

Friday, 21 February 2014

Castoldi have introduced the Jet Tender 33 model, the largest model in their tender range and is the only one equipped with two waterjet drives and two engines. Clients can choose between the Yanmar 260 HP, for a top speed of 40 knots or the Mercruiser 350 HP for a top speed of 45 knots. Read More

Van Geest Design and Rob Doyle Design unveil 50m sailing yacht

Friday, 21 February 2014

Van Geest Design has developed this yacht in collaboration with Rob Doyle Design naval architecture. The brief, set by experienced client, was for a fast racing yacht as well as an ultimate cruising experience. The main goal of the client was to create something completely new and different then 3hisand other existing sailing yachts of this size. Read More

Charter Deal of the Week: South Pacific deal on 37m superyacht

Friday, 21 February 2014

In this new series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. The first of our charter series is Masteka 2Masteka 2,  is an elegant superyacht with expedition capabilities, perfectly suited to the South Pacific. Read More

The 80 metre Chopi Chopi at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas

Thursday, 20 February 2014

With an impressive length of 80 metres and a 13.5 metre beam, Chopi Chopi is the largest yacht ever built by CRN. Chopi Chopi has an overall layout that boasts some surprising and well thought out features, all guest accommodations (two twin suites, three doubles and one VIP), are located on the main deck, excluding the master suite. Read More

Numarine launches 40XP superyacht concept

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Numarine Performance Motor Yachts has announced the launch of the 40XP concept. A sector first for the manufacturer, the 40XP concept will be the first in a line of steel hull trawler models that will encompass Numarine’s radical looks, performance and luxury, attributes all at the heart of the company mantra. Read More

The construction of superyacht My Gail III in 1985

Thursday, 20 February 2014

The 57 metre Cleopatra C was built in 1985 by Amels in Makkum, Holland, as My Gail III. She is designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. The Dutch designers have just released a photo album on their facebook page, showing the various stages of her construction back in the 80's. Read More

State-of-the-Art, lightweight Retractable Propulsion System for superyachts

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Ship Motion Group supplies state-of-the-art Retractable Propulsion Systems, Gyrostabilizers and Flexible couplings for the international superyacht market. We met up with Jan Bruggeman and Wouter Kloppenburg, two former key members of Amartech BV, who founded Ship Motion Group BV, to discuss their product range. Read More

Benetti Mister Z launched for a first time Belgian owner

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International had announced that Benetti has launched the Delfino hull no. 8 christened Mister Z, boasting the highest technical specification to date and built for a first time Belgian owner with considerable experience from years of extensive chartering. Read More

The 40 metre superyacht Seaflower in Monaco

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

​The 40 metre (131ft) Feadship Seaflower, seen here in Monaco last September, features one of the most expensive interiors per square meter on any Feadship. The interior has an calm and relaxed atmosphere. Alcantara ceilings combine with lightfabrics and carpets to create a roomy feel. Read More

Titans of boat shipping partner to serve the world

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Now that the partnership between leading yacht transport companies DYT Yacht Transport and Sevenstar Yacht Transport has been finalized, it’s great news for yacht owners who, by choice or necessity, depend on the shipping of their prized possessions to various ports around the world. Read More

Unexpected yet successful refit of Ulysses

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

During a mere routine pre-sale boat lift, Monaco Marine's engineers noticed a major failure in the propulsion system of the 59 metre superyacht Ulysses. They immediately suggested a deeper diagnosis test and unmistakably found that the whole transmission system was damaged. Read More

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 35m Don Shead designed superyacht

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

In this new series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. The first of our series is superyacht Deep BlueDeep Blue is an elegant, high quality, Don Shead design, built by Brooke Marine in 1988. Read More

Horizon RP105 Agora christened in Japan

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

On January 18th, Agora was christened in Hiroshima, Japan by her new owners Mr. and Mrs. Akita; they held a traditional Japanese Shinto ceremony called "shinsuishiki" to launch and subsequently christen their new motor yacht at the Sakaigahama dock. In Japan, "shinsuishiki" formally announces the name of the vessel to the Gods. Read More

Nirvana added to Dubai Boat Show line-up

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The largest yacht ever exhibited at the show, Nirvana has been built to exceptional standards. With styling by Sam Sorgiovanni, Nirvana has a number of unique and impressive features: a seven metre swimming pool, a fully certified heli-pad, and an 80 metre Owner’s deck with private Jacuzzi and sundeck.​ Read More

The Dhow style superyacht Shamekh in Doha, Qatar

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

​Shamekh, seen here in The Pearl Marina, an artificial island spanning nearly four million square metres, in Doha, Qatar, is a superyacht, based on a traditional Dhow hull. It appears that the yacht was converted at the Al Jadaf Drydock in Dubai around 2005 and we estimate she has a length in the region of 35 metres. Not much is known about this yacht. Read More

Video of the 46 metre superyacht Soraya underway

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Kevin Bonnie of the IYC Monaco office has released this video of Soraya, which he has listed for sale with an asking price of € 25,000,000. She is a 46.50m (153ft) motoryacht built by Soraya Yachts and was launched last year. The yacht has been designed as a trans-ocean motor yacht for worldwide cruising, with an advanced displacement hull. Read More

77 Metre SilverFast due for launch Q1 2015

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

SilverYachts are currently constructing the much anticipated 77 metre SilverFast due for launch Q1 2015. SilverYachts follows the success of predecessors 73.5 metre Silver, 73.5 metre Silver Zwei and 77 metre Smeralda, representing the latest incarnation of the ground-breaking superyacht concept. Read More

Fraser Yachts sells 19th Benetti Vision

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fraser Yachts has announced the sale of the new construction Benetti Vision 45m Hull No 19, a displacement vessel for delivery in June 2014. It is the latest construction of the very successful Benetti Vision Series. Her beautiful interior has been designed by Zuretti Interiors Design. Antoine X. Larricq of the Monaco office represented the buyer. Read More

My Novela now available for charter

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Bluewater Yachting has just announced their appointment as the central agents for charter yacht My Novela. This truly stunning CBI Navi is new to the Charter market and available now to charter in the exotic destinations of Croatia and Montenegro. She offers luxurious accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins. Read More

In Pictures: Sea Rhapsody moments before sunrise

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sea Rhapsody is the second 65.70 metre Limited Editions Amels 212 that was delivered. Her interior designer Andrew Winch metioned Sea Rhapsody’s architectural design has been subtly developed, incorporating new material choices to create an individual signature, specific to the Client. Read More

Heesen Yachts and Burgess sell superyacht project Azuro

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Heesen Yachts has announced that YN 16650 – Project Azuro has been sold, in close collaboration with Burgess, who introduced the client. Azuro’s highly distinctive flowing lines were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and embody the Heesen family look and feel with its iconic reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow. Read More

Superyacht Ineke IV sold

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Ocean Independence and Mortola Yacht & Ship have sold superyacht Ineke IV. A voluminous yacht, built at Lloyds Ships in Australia, she has operated as a private vessel and one of the most successful charter yachts in the Mediterranean. She has been with the same owners over the last twenty years. Read More

​Espen Øino designed Shooting Star sold

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Shooting Star, the star of Danish Yachts' range of cutting edge superyachts, designed by the Espen Øino International team, has been sold. Ecofriendliness starts at the base, and in the case of this superyacht that means an extremely lightweight, carbon fibre hull, a notable factor in making her the fastest in her class. ​Read More

The Mangusta 105 Magnifico in Doha, Qatar

Monday, 17 February 2014

The 31.4 metre superyacht Magnifico was built in 2007 by Overmarine, this Mangusta 105 sport boats an impressive top speed of 35 knots, thanks to her twin KaMeWa water jets that are powered by MTU engines. Superyacht Magnifico accommodates up to nine guests in four cabins. Read More

Benetti launches the third Classic Supreme 132

Monday, 17 February 2014

Benetti has launched the third Classic Supreme 132 (hull BS003), which was sold by Arcon Yachts. The yacht, which was launched in a ceremony attended by all those who worked on the project, will be delivered in April. This is the third Benetti Classic Supreme 132, delivered in less than two years. Read More 

Hanseatic Marine becomes SilverYachts

Monday, 17 February 2014

Australia’s premier superyacht builder Hanseatic Marine has announced their re-branding, new logo, website and new build projects under the brand SilverYachts. The SilverYachts’ name has been aptly chosen to capture the company’s impressive achievements and success to date with the multiple award-winning Silver Series. Read More

Christensen Shipyards signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Monday, 17 February 2014

Christensen Shipyards has announced the signing of a contract for a Custom 164’ (50M) Series project. The sale was completed during the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. The 164’ Custom Series will feature a new exterior styling encompassing a fold out balcony and a swim deck extension. Read More

SilverYachts starts construction of 83 metre SilverLoft

Monday, 17 February 2014

SilverYachts has announced that work is underway on their fifth superyacht project. The 83 metre SilverLoft is the latest brainchild of Espen Oeino and SilverYachts’, based on their entirely new engineering platform. The yard tells us that extensive R&D, design refinement and tank testing has shown even further gains in the level of performance. Read More

Heesen Yachts expands commercial team

Monday, 17 February 2014

​Heesen Yachts is pleased to announce the appointment of two new managers to their Sales and Marketing team. Mark Cavendish, Heesen’s Sales and Marketing Director will now be assisted by Robert Drontmann in Sales, while Marcel op het Broek will support him in Marketing. Robert boasts twenty years’ experience. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Amer Cento

Saturday, 15 February 2014

In October of 2012, SuperYachtTimes.com reported that the first hull of the latest model from Italian shipyard GruppoPermare, the Amer Cento, had been ordered. With a successful delivery of this first hull of the Amer Cento model delivered just last summer, a true new milestone in its category, we will take a closer look at what this yacht has to offer. Read More

Sensei cruising from Saint Tropez towards Cannes

Friday, 14 February 2014

Sensei, seen here cruising from Saint Tropez towards Cannes last summer, was built in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1991. The yacht had two major refits; one in 1995 at Admiral Marine Works where she was lengthened with some 4m and was extensively refitted at Benetti in 2006.  Sensei can accommodate 10 guests. Read More

Feadship relaunches superyacht Megan

Friday, 14 February 2014

Feadship has relaunched superyacht Megan (ex: Helix) following a short stay at the yard for some cosmetic work. Just shy of 45 metres LOA, this Feadship was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Design and shows an extraordinarily high level of finish combined with the finest technologies. Read More

User-friendliness key at Mr Smith Entertainment

Friday, 14 February 2014

​With Mr Smith Entertainment, flexibility is key. Reflecting the company's core philosophy of simplicity and user-friendliness, they have even shortened the address of their website, to simply MrSmith.nl. Mr Smith offers an integrated system for superyachts, that allows guests to play their favourite content whenever they please. Read More

SYT & SYN combine forces to break news in Singapore

Friday, 14 February 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to announce our partnership with the Singapore Yacht Show, which takes place at the ONE°15 Marina Club from 10 to 13 April 2014. For a second year in a row, we have been named official media partner, and in a first for SuperYachtTimes.com, we’ll be teaming up with our friends at The Superyacht Group. Read More

CRN signs two Letters of Intent for 44m superyachts

Friday, 14 February 2014

Two weeks after CRN signed a letter of intent to start the construction of a 68 metre superyacht, CRN has signed two new LOI for the construction of two 44 metre superyachts. The two new yachts will have many of the CRN trademark features, such as a balcony that can be enjoyed while underway. Read More

Breaking News: New owner for the Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts

Friday, 14 February 2014

The Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts has just announced the completion of a deal that sees a new owner substantially strengthening the future of the company.This new backing will not only secure the yard’s current projects but allow ICON to remain an independent company and embark upon an exciting new growth phase. Read More

V-Type introduces the classic SL7 tender

Friday, 14 February 2014

V-type has introduced a classic new model to its popular range. The sleek lines and agility of this new SL7 model have been based upon the original classic inboard engine tender range that was launched at MYS some years ago. The SL7 is available as standard in white or as a bespoke finish, the flying arch folds down neatly to leave an uncluttered space. Read More

Superyacht Meserret II at anchor

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Superyacht Meserret II was built in Holland at the Cammenga shipyard, in 1978. The yacht provides accommodation for 14 guests and two supernumeraries in total in 9 luxurious and well-appointed suites. The yacht which was sold to her current owners in 2013, has been completely refitted and has a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 6,000nm. Read More

SYX Special: Interview with superyacht builder Dick van Lent

Thursday, 13 February 2014

He started young. Very young. Though the scope of his work might have changed since Dick van Lent gained his first grounding in the shipyard, his focus on providing exceptional, hands-on service hasn’t. The head of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent shipyard talks size, quality and moving into new markets. Read More

M5 completes successful sail trials

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The remodelled sailing yacht M5 was put through her paces off Falmouth, UK as her new carbon rig was tested during sail trials. Designed and manufactured by Carbo-Link with OYS making the fittings, the 34 new carbon fibre stays and titanium fittings with built-in dynamic fibre optics have decreased the weight of the rig by 18 tonnes. Read More

Wider announces construction of Wider 165 superyacht

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wider announced in Miami yesterday, that they will start building the Wider 165. The Wider 165 follows the Wider 42’, and the Wider 150’, which is currently under construction. Wider is known to combine a top performance in terms of design, versatility of the various areas and speed, with low consumption. Read More

Superyacht Icon sold

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Central agents Camper & Nicholsons International and Merle Wood & Associates have today announced the sale of the 62.50 metre superyacht Icon. Delivered in 2010, the Dutch built superyacht was designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon with an interior Studio Linse. Read More

The 41 metre superyacht Adler in Antibes

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

​The 41 metre Adler was built by the Lauderdale Marine Center, in Fort Lauderdale in 2005. Her designed, Gary Grant, also designed a recent yacht built by Heesen, named Crazy Me, which has similar lines to Adler. Read More

Oceanic Yachts signs contract for first Oceanic 140

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Following last months news that Oceanic Yachts has sold their first Oceanic 90’, the yard has now announced the sale of the first Oceanic 140. The lamination of the hull has already been completed, and construction of the Kevlar/Aramat superstructure is well underway for a delivery early 2015. Read More

In Pictures: The explorer superyacht Private Lives underway

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The 36.84 metre motor yacht Private Lives was built by RMK Marine in 2003 with interior and exterior design by Vripack. The luxury expedition yacht is powered by twin 671hp Caterpillar 3412E engines which propel the yacht up to a top speed of 13.5 knots and cruising speed of 11.5 knots. She was sold just last month to her current owner. Read More

Recruitment drive at BMT Nigel Gee to meet expanding workload

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced expansion activity at its offices in Southampton to meet a large increase in design work. BMT Operates across four principal market sectors. Read More

SYX Special: Interview with superyacht designer Espen Oeino

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Norwegian-born, French and Scottish-educated, Espen Øino has some of the world’s best-loved yachts to his name. We sat down with the accomplished designer to hear about where it all began. “Can you draw?” It was the question that launched his career, and he’s been proving his immense skill with paper and pen ever since. Read More

The Mangusta 110 to debut in Miami this week

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Overmarine Group will present the very first Mangusta 110 model as a world première at the forthcoming Miami Boat Show, which starts tomorrow. It is the first time in Overmarine history that the Group is launching a new model outside its European borders. Read More

Sunrise Yachts signs 68 metre Skyfall superyacht contract

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Antalya-based yacht builder Sunrise Yachts will deliver John and Jeanette Staluppis nineteenth and largest project to date in 2017. Project Skyfall, designed by Vallicelli & Co., with an interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and OYD, is packed with new technologies. Read More

The Trinity Lady Linda in Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Trinity Lady Linda is designed and built for owners with considerable superyacht experience. Evan K Marshall’s richly elegant and bold interior is resplendent with highly glossed exotic woods, unique granite and marble finishes, rare art and custom furnishings. The yacht accommodates 12 guests in 6 spacious cabins. Read More

Mondo Marine signs contract for 40 metre SF40 superyacht

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Just a couple of months following the sale of the M60, Mondo Marine has now announced the sale of the the SF40, another semi-displacement project by Mondo Marine Engineering designed by Luca Vallebona. The project was sold by Mondo Marine’s agent in the Middle East, SF Yachts. Read More

Perini Navi signs 38 metre superyacht contract

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Perini Navi Group has closed the contract on the second yacht in their 38m Racing Line, a performance line that unites comfort with the quality that has always characterized Perini Navi yachts. Sloop C.2130 is under construction at the Perini Navi Group’s Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia and will be delivered in the year 2015. Read More

Sunseeker’s flagship 155 Yacht enters the water

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sunseeker International’s new flagship tri-deck 155 Yacht has entered the water for the first time on the 10th of February 2014, where it will undergo commissioning before starting sea trials later this month. Following the required pre-launch setup procedures on the quay side at the shipyard in Poole at the end of JanuaryRead More

Video of Feadship Olympia being moved into the yard

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The 25.80-metre Feadship Olympia recently returned home to the Netherlands for a major refit. Launched in 1969, her current owners intend to restore Olympia to her original name and condition in a comprehensive project inspired by her sister-ship. This video shows the yacht being moved into the Feadship yard in Makkum. Read More

Stephens Waring unveils 20's era tender design

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

​In upstate New York, the lakes are frozen and the mountains buried in snow, but in preparation for the thaw, mahogany is being sawn as the latest creation takes shape at Reuben Smith’s Tumblehome Boatshop. Located in Gold Cup country near Lake George, Tumblehome has a reputation for thoughtful and rigorous restorations of antique raceboats and runabouts in gleaming varnish and polished brass. Read More

The 65 metre Feadship Wedge Too in Saint Tropez

Monday, 10 February 2014

Seen here in Saint Tropez, Feadship Wedge Too was delivered in 2002. The yacht features an interior and exterior design by Philippe Starck. Gnomes and thrones, wheelbarrow chairs and luminous stairs, foam-filled eggs and lights with crooked legs... Wedge Too is a boat packed with the most intricate surprises. Read More

Video of the 68 metre Aviva

Monday, 10 February 2014

The 68 metre Aviva is designed by British designers Reymond Langton Design, and was built in 2007 in Germany, at the Abeking & Rasmussen yard in Lemwerder. Her most striking feature is surely her bow, which comes close to an axe-bow design.The owners of Aviva previously owned Attessa, build by Feadship. Read More

Asia Pacific’s growing marinas

Monday, 10 February 2014

Unlike Europe, marinas in Asia are more about safe berthing for your vessel as opposed to a destination in its own right”, reports Captain Nick Coombes, head of Asia Pacific Superyachts Malaysia based on Langkawi Island. “Very few marinas are located in popular tourist areas in Asia Pacific regions". Read More

Superyacht of the week: The new Mangusta 110

Monday, 10 February 2014

An impressive new addition to the Mangusta-family of Overmarine Group was recently presented, in the form of the delightful Mangusta 110. At 33.8 metres, the Mangusta 110 takes all the best features of the existing models of the family and refines them, resulting in a delightfully sportive superyacht that definitely has the wow-factor. Read More

The redesign of superyacht Eileen

Monday, 10 February 2014

Italian designers FM- Architettura di Interni, have just finished the interior refit of the 49.90 metre superyacht Eileen, built by Codecasa in 2000. The refit was carried out by the Lusben shipyard. Francesca Muzio and Maria Silvia Orlandini, co-founders of FM- Architettura di Interni, worked on a new layout, as well as a new décor for the yacht. Read More

Newly launched Sanlorenzo SL104 makes her way to the US

Monday, 10 February 2014

​The principal characteristic of the main deck is the path connecting the living room with the dining room/family lounge at the bow, which creates a strong spatial continuity permitting an immediate and full view of the yacht, from stern to bow, and achieving a depth of field very unusual for yachts of similar size. Read More

Superyacht Lady Sura in Saint Tropez

Friday, 7 February 2014

Lady Sura is a 49.9 metre tri-deck custom built superyacht with aluminum hull and superstructure. She was delivered by Trinity Yachts in December 2012. Features of this yacht include a full beam two-level master suite—to enjoy sleeping on the lower level and relaxing to the view on the upper—on the main deck with forward panoramic viewing windows. Read More

Taiwanese builder Dyna Craft launches D105 superyacht

Friday, 7 February 2014

Taiwanese luxury motor yacht manufacturer Dyna Craft has just completed their first 105 foot super yacht, declaring their ability to produce motor yachts above 100 foot. The unique design was commissioned by the owner for business, private and charter use throughout east Asia. She is equipped with three MTU 2 600hp engines. Read More

EYOS Expeditions appoints Julian Chang

Friday, 7 February 2014

EYOS Expeditions Ltd announced today that it has appointed Julian Chang, well known as one of the leading figures in Asian yachting, as its exclusive representative in Asia. Chang said, “EYOS takes discerning clients to the worldʼs most wild or culturally rich locations in extraordinary luxury and safety". Read More

Second issue of iPad magazine SuperYacht Experience released

Friday, 7 February 2014

We are proud to announce the release of the second edition of SuperYacht Experience, the bi-monthly iPad magazine published by SuperYacht Company and produced by Plus New Media. Interactive content, video's, interviews and full photo features are just part of what you can expect. In this issue, I travelled to the Cote d'Azur to step on board superyacht Galactica Star and Lady M. Read More

Think Yachts, Think Holland

Friday, 7 February 2014

HISWA Holland Yachting Group will take part as sponsor in the most important international art fair TEFAF Maastricht (The European Fine Art Fair). Participation at TEFAF will also be the official start of the new Holland branding campaign: ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’. Read More

Bluewater and Diamond Diving join forces

Friday, 7 February 2014

The bluewater training team has announced that they are now able to offer 3 levels of PADI courses in partnership with Diamond Diving. Courses will begin in March 2014 and will take place at Diamond Diving’s PADI 5* IDC resort in Golfe Juan. Read More

The Proteksan Turquoise superyacht Double Trouble

Thursday, 6 February 2014

This 50 metre superyacht, designed by Dubois Naval Architects, was launched in 1994 and underwent a refit in 2008. Initially named Turquoise she was built at the Proteksan Turquoise shipyard in Turkey. After selling his yacht, Double Trouble's original owner built a new yacht, also called Turquoise. Read More

Laurent Giles designed project Nelson seeks enthusiastic owner

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Burgess Marine is now promoting promote the UK’s last large independent superyacht ship building facility. Trafalgar Wharf, at Portchester, is to be the birth place of Project Nelson, a ‘Best of British’ modern take on a classic Gentleman’s Motor Yacht. The facility is currently leased by Shemara Refit LLP. Read More 

Westport 112 Feelin Free sold

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Worth Avenue Yachts has sold the 34.10 metre Westport 112 Feelin Free, together with Larry Davis of The Marine Group EC. She was built by Westport in 2010, as the most highly customized 112' Westport superyacht built to date. Her power comes from MTU 16V-2000's. Read More

Yacht Intelligence launches new website

Thursday, 6 February 2014

UK based, superyacht custom audio-visual and control specialist, Yacht Intelligence has launched a new website. The company’s new website provides visitors with a clear overview of the range of services that Yacht Intelligence offers, from AV to Control Systems or Lighting and Structured Cabling. Read More

Christian Grande unveils Strider 22 megarib

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Christian Grande has teamed up with Sacs Marine to launch the Strider 22 megarib concept, which could well be the ultimate chase tender for a large mothership. The vessel’s size is remarkable for this type of boat, and features a smart layout. The yacht’s interior is fully customizable by the owner. A variety of configurations are already developed. Read More

Azimut preparing the launch of third 120SL

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Azimut Yachts is getting ready to launch the third hull in their Azimut Grande 120SL series. The yacht is scheduled to be launched in April 2014. At just over 36 metres, she is an important part of the Azimut Benetti Group’s mega yachts business line. The 120SL is a shining example of Italian design with exteriors by Stefano Righini Design. Read More

Superyacht Majestic off St Barths

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The 61.20 metre Majestic (ex: Secret) was built by Feadship in the Netherlands in 2007. Majestic offers accommodation for 12 charter guests to select destinations in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Seven finely appointed bedroom suites offer guests ample comfort. Powered by twin 2000 hp Caterpillar 3516B-DITA engines, she cruises at 12.5 knots. Read More

Superyacht H1 launched by Sanlorenzo

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sanlorenzo has launched superyacht H1, the first yacht of the new SD118 line. The yacht was christened by her German owner who gathered together with his family, his friends, the Sanlorenzo staff and all the workers that contributed to her building, to celebrate the launch. Read More

CRN prepares for launch of 60 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

CRN has released this photo of hull number 133, which is now less than a month away from her official launch date. Hull number 133 will be launched on March 1st during a private ceremony. Read More

Palumbo Group buys International Technic Marine (ITM)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

On Monday February 3rd the Commercial Court of Marseille declared Palumbo Group as the winner of the Tender for the Acquisition of International Technic Marine (ITM) in Marseille. There were two players at the final stages of the Tender, the Maltese Company Melita Marine, who withdrew its bid just before the final decision of the Court. Read More

First large visiting yacht makes her way to Sochi

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Major sporting events traditionally attract large yachts. During the 2012 Olympics in London for example, we saw several large yachts making their way into the city, such as OctopusSeanna, and Ilona. Earlier this week, the first large yacht visiting the 2014 Olympics, made her way to Sochi, the 92 metre Tatoosh. Read More

Superyacht Hayken sold

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

SuperYachtsMonaco has sold the 44 metre Hayken. Hayken is the sixth in Heesen's semi-displacement, all-aluminium, 4400 Class, which represents one of the most popular designs by Heesen Yachts in collaboration with Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Read More

Exuma joins the Singapore Yacht Show line up

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) have announced that not one, but two award-winning superyachts have confirmed that they will be joining an already impressive line up of yachts on display. Picchiotti-built 50m M/Y Exuma is being presented by Perini Navi, and Monaco based Fraser Yachts. Read More

Front Street Shipyard introduces Setzer-designed superyachts

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Front Street Shipyard in mid-coast Maine is working with Setzer Yacht Architects to develop design documentation for a new motoryacht series. Featuring four new designs from 28 to 40 meters, the series is an offshoot from Setzer's broader 2014 portfolio of "New American Motoryachts," a collection of over 18 new concepts. Read More

The 55 metre Heesen Serenity at anchor

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The 55 metre superyacht Serenity has elegant exterior lines express the typical Heesen style with its ‘pelican beak’ bow – a negative sheer that is their trademark. In-house Heesen naval architects worked closely with Van Oossanen and Associates to create this well-founded hull with a trans-oceanic range of 6,000Nm at 10 knots. Read More

​Delta unveils 40 metre superyacht Onika

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Delta has unveiled its latest project, a 40-meter superyacht with a new high-efficiency hull design, to be launched this spring. Built for repeat Delta owners, Onika embodies the simple elegance and warmth of a true Gentleman’s yacht. The Delta Design Group was entrusted with the entire design and engineering package. Read More

Superyacht Vertigo to be exhibited at the Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Alloy Yachts has announced that the Superyacht Vertigo will be exhibited at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show. Vertigo was delivered in 2011 and is the 7th Largest Sailing Yacht in the World. Vertigo will be shown in collaboration with her Charter Agents, Y.Co, and will be berthed at Dock G-14. Read More 

Nefertiti, the newest Swan 90 available for sale

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Nefertiti is the newest Swan 90 available for sale and is in simply immaculate condition. Commercially registered and built to MCA and Bureau Veritas classification, she has achieved an enviable record of over 30 weeks of charter since her launch in 2010. Nefertiti is a rare opportunity for a new owner looking for an optimised Swan 90. Read More

Expedition superyacht Ulysses sold

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts has just announced the sale of superyacht Ulysses. "The yacht was sold to one of my longstanding repeat clients, who is an experienced expedition yacht owner", Jan Jaap commented. The yacht was for sale by another Fraser Yachts' broker, Stuart Larsen. Read More

25 Metre fast wooden yacht design

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Andrew Trujillo Design has recently developed this concept 25 Metre wooden Motor Yacht. The yacht has been designed to be produced by a cold moulding process, whereby veneers of wood are laid out at angles to each other in combination with an epoxy resin. Read More

Exclusive: Heesen launches superyacht Galatea

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

On January 17th, during a private ceremony at the shipyard facility in Oss, YN 15640, the first 40 metre Heesen ‘sportster’, was launched and christened M/Y Galatea. She is the true incarnation of Heesen DNA; with advanced aluminium hull technology, powerful performance and uncompromising interior design. Read More

Superyacht Phoenix 2 off Anguilla

Monday, 3 February 2014

​The 90.02 metre Lürssen built Phoenix 2 was launched in 2010, and has been designed by Andrew Winch Designs. The owner's previous yacht was a 60 metre superyacht Phoenix (now Aurora) that was launched at Lürssen in 2004. Phoenix 2's sun deck offers a huge swimming pool with separate Jacuzzi and exterior cinema. Read More

Photos of superyacht A being refitted in Aucland

Monday, 3 February 2014

One of our readers has send us this photo of the 119 metre superyacht A, docked in Auckland, New Zealand. A currently has her stern tented up, and it looks like painting is underway. A recently became world news, when rumours about a paint job gone wrong, were picked up by mainstream media. Read More

Interior proposal for 74m Austin Explorer concept

Monday, 3 February 2014

Kathrin Haak of Studio Haak has send us more information about her interior proposal for the 74 metre Austin Explorer concept. When imagining a yacht, it is clear that yachts are always strongly associated with nature”, Kathrin explains. Read More

Superyacht Antinea sold

Monday, 3 February 2014

Gregory Gheraia of Yachting Partners International has sold superyacht Antinea together with Fraser Yachts. Build in 1985 by renowned Japanese luxury yacht builders Sterling, the 43.59m tri-deck Antinea went through a substantial two year refit from 2008 – 2010. Read More

First Sanlorenzo SD110 nears completion

Monday, 3 February 2014

In April 2014, Sanlorenzo will launch the first SD110 superyacht, that has been custom-built specifically for the Americas region. These renderings show what the interior of the yacht will look like. The 34 metre SD110 is the missing joining link between the 27 metre SD 92 and the 37 metre SD 122. Read More

8 Metre superyacht tender by TGMD

Monday, 3 February 2014

Tim Gilding Marine Design has revealed their latest creation: an 8m tender/cruiser that draws inspiration from classic Chris Craft and Riva runabouts. Drawing stylistic inspiration from the old, while using modern technology and materials, TGMD has created a uniquely modernised classic cruiser. Read More

86 Metre Lürssen Quattroelle sold

Monday, 3 February 2014

​Moran Yacht & Ship has announced the sale of the 86 metre Lürssen Quattroelle. Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard, who were responsible for the exterior as well for the interior design. Her six decks offer her 12 guests enormous space for both entertainment and relaxation. Read More

Superyacht of the week: Flevoship's Belle de Jour

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Flevo Ship Holland recently delivered the outstanding Belle de Jour. At just over 29 metres, this elegant vessel boasts the instantly recognisable look of a modern classic. Belle de Jour is without a doubt a superyacht that can confidently take up competition with the Netherlands' most prestigious and acclaimed shipyards. Read More

Superyacht Venus at anchor off Sint Maarten

Friday, 31 January 2014

When launched, the 78 metre Feadship Venus, built for the late Steve Jobs, left the traditional superyacht industry gasping for air. Designed by one of the most influential designers in the world, Philippe Starck, Venus is designed to a minimum. In an interview with SuperYachtTimes.com, Philippe said: "Venus was about the elegance of minimum". Read More

Hunt Yachts signs contract to build 80’ Sport Motoryacht

Friday, 31 January 2014

Hunt Yachts LLC has announced it is building its largest model yet: the Hunt 80' Sport Motoryacht. An experienced yachtsman has commissioned this new 80’ Hunt flagship. Like the rest of the Hunt range of traditionally styled, elegant, functional and performance-oriented vessels, the 80' Sport Motoryacht is designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. Read More

Princess unveils new interior on the 82 Motor Yacht

Friday, 31 January 2014

Earlier this month the Princess 82 Motor Yacht made her appearance at the London Boat Show, debuting a new interior styling. New features on the 82 Motor Yacht include an engraved leather tile artwork by Genevieve Bennett to the dining bulkhead and hand stitched and embossed leather panelled door fronts to the saloon sideboard. Read More

New Regulations for Charter and VAT in Croatia for upcoming season

Friday, 31 January 2014

Dorijan Dujmic, Managing Partner of BWA Yachting – Croatia has just returned from a meeting at the Ministry in Zagreb regarding VAT on charter and other related issues. There are several important updates.  It is recommended to all third country flagged, 40m+ yachts, to start immediately the process of applying for the charter license. Read More

Dutch business aviation and superyacht industry strengthen their ties

Friday, 31 January 2014

Four Dutch companies have signed a Letter of Intent to increase further cooperation in the field of design manufacturing and refurbishment of business jet interiors. JetSupport, Struik & Hamerslag Aviation, Wetzels Brown Partners and Zijlstra International Decoration have recognized the synergies between the superyacht and business aviation industry at an early stage. Read More

The Beiderbeck designed BD80 underway at Cyrus

Friday, 31 January 2014

The BD80 sailing yacht, currently under construction at Cyrus Yachts to a design by Beiderbeck, was developed for an owner who had a rather particular request. The owner of the yacht wanted to be able to look out over the water from the yacht’s main salon, but did not like the idea of having a large deckhouse. Read More

Superyacht Libra III in Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The 48 metre superyacht Libra III, seen here in Fort Lauderdale in October, was delivered in 2006 as Lady Linda by Trinity Yachts. Built in aluminum and using a semi-displacement design, she can cruise at 18 knots and reach a top speed of 20 knots. Libra III accommodates 10 guests in 5 spacious staterooms in dark cherry. Read More

The refit of superyacht Magic

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The 130-foot superyacht Magic arrived in September at Front Street Shipyard for a major refit. The vessel's owners commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects, Magic's original design team, to complete the redesign. Setzer Yacht Architects just released these renderings of what the yacht will look like after her refit. Read More

The 50 metre Alamshar back on seatrials

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The 50 metre Alamshar, which was first launched 11 years ago, has once again appeared on our radar. The yacht was seen on seatrials off the coast of Plymouth yesterday, reaching speeds of 24.6 knots. Shrouded in secrecy, the project seems to have suffered some setbacks since her initial launch, although none of these rumours have been confirmed. Read More

Sunseeker 155 Yacht now named Blush

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Sunseeker International has confirmed the first of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yachts, Blush, has left the shipyard for the first time and is set to enter testing in early February. Making its way onto the quay last weekend, the 155 Yacht was on full view for the first time for all to see. This was the first opportunity to see the boat in all its glory. Read More

Eldoris project under construction in Italy

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Gaspard Yachts has announced that they are collaborating with Eurocraft on the Eldoris superyacht project. The 43 metre Eldoris , designed by Federico Fiorentino, is under construction in Italy, and is set to be launched in 18 months. Read More

New photos of 55 metre superyacht Vogue

Thursday, 30 January 2014

In 2013 we reported about the launch of the 55 metre superyacht Vogue, by the Turkish company Oruçoğlu Shipyard, who have now send us these new photos. The yacht, the largest launched to date by this yard, is powered by twin 1400 hp MAN engines, which provide a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. Read More

Superyacht Evviva in the mist in Port Angeles, Washington

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The 50 metre Evviva, which stands for 'something beautiful' in Italian, was built by Westport Yachts in the USA. Evviva is the second yacht in Westport Shipyard's 164-foot tri-deck series, and was delivered in 2007. The owner of the yacht also owns Westport Shipyard. This photo was taken in Port Angeles, Washington, USA. Read More

Video of the launch of the largest Sunseeker to date

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Sunseeker International has their new flagship, the tri-deck 155 Yacht, commissioned by Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan. The 155 Yacht is the biggest project ever undertaken by Sunseeker International and is the first ever semi-displacement, round bilge hull from the company. Read More