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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 chatrer 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. 

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

New Design: 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

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 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

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

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

Tips for superyacht stays in Bali & Indonesia

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

As with most things in Indonesia, where there is yin there must be yang”, notes Richard Lofthouse and Captain Jimmy Blee of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. “On one hand, the beauty and adventures that cruising Indonesia presents are unparalleled in their diversity and escapism, a window into a different world." Read More

New contract signed for Darwin Class 96’

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Just three months after the sale of a Darwin Class 107’, Cantiere delle Marche has now announced the sale of another Explorer Vessel of the Darwin Class line, together with Alex G. Clarke of Denison Yacht Sales. CdM has now 6 yachts in its pipeline to be delivered in 2014 and 2015. Read More

Timelapse video of Galactica Star boarding Yacht Express

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The 65 metre superyacht Galactica Star, built by Heesen, delivered in 2013, recently boarded one of Dockwise's yacht transport vessels for a round trip from Genoa, Italy to Martinique and from Port Everglades back to Genoa in spring 2014. Her crew made this timelapse video of the boarding process. Read More

The 2014 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami’s in-water yacht show, is set for February 13-17 and will attract thousands of people from around the world to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, directly across Collins Avenue from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in the heart of Miami Beach. Read More

The 67.75 metre private yacht Archimedes underway

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The 67.75 metre private yacht Archimedes was built by the Feadship in 2008. Both the interior and exterior of Archimedes were designed by John Munford. The yacht, named after Archimedes of Syracuse, a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer, is powered by twin 2.000hp Caterpillar 3516B DI-TA diesels. Read More

Whyko Company, BSD and Acube Design unveil BWA 41

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Whyko Company and Benetti Sail Division have released these renderings of a new superyacht concept, the 41 metre BWA 41 concept, designed by Acube Design. The yacht, labelled by Whyko as an “interpretation of a modern classic yacht”, will be offered with four different interior proposals. Read More

Owner of Feadship Como comments on saturday launch

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Feadship has launched the 46.22-metre semi-displacement motoryacht Como, created for the highly experienced yachtsman Neville Crichton. Having previously built a large number of competitive sailing yachts in his native New Zealand and more recently owned a motoryacht from a leading New Zealand yard. Read More

Derecktor Florida comments on refit of Highlander

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The iconic 150' Feadship superyacht The Highlander, built by de Vries in 1986 for legendary Malcolm Forbes, was long seen as one of the best-known symbols of big business, plying the east coast of the USA as a corporate yacht for Forbes magazine. Recently purchased by new owners, the vessel has recently undergone a major refit. Read More

Jongert Tamer II returns home for refit

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Just before Christmas, the Jongert Tamer II traveled her way from Golfe Juan in France to the Jongert shipyard for an extensive refit. The coming 10 months Tamer II will undergo an engine room overhaul, complete repaint, rigging update and various interior and exterior modifications. Read More

New Managing Director at CCS Yacht Coating Services

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

After over 20 years at the helm of CCS Yacht Coating Services, Joop Ellenbroek today announces that the companies’ shares have been purchased by Paul J. Bournas, effectively changing the companies’ ownership. Read More

Superyacht Kipany in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 27 January 2014

​The 35.36 metre superyacht Kipany was built by Intermarine in Italy as Royal Flush. During her days as Royal Flush she was often seen in Port Hercule of Monaco. In Winter 2006 she was sold to her current owners who shipped her to her new home in Key West, FL. In 2007/2008 several interior and exterior modifications were made to the superyacht. Read More

Dates announced for 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show

Monday, 27 January 2014

From June 23-26, the 32nd Newport Charter Yacht Show will showcase luxury chartering as an alternative way to enjoy picturesque, perfect-weather getaways in New England. Set in historic Newport, Rhode Island and managed by Newport Exhibition Group, the four-day show is the only one of its kind in the U.S. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The Canados 108 M&A's

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Italian shipyard Canados have recently expanded their range of flybridge vessels with the brand new Canados 108, a bold, sleek and sharp 33 metre powerboat. Combining sportive performance with state of the art technology and refined Italian design, the very first vessel in this new range is the strong and elegant M&A’s. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches 46 metre superyacht

Saturday, 25 January 2014

This morning, Feadship has launched the Dubois designed 46 metre superyacht, project 688. The yacht, which still has a protective layer covering her silver metallic hull, and her black windows, has an efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, featuring full-length side decks and glazed side panels in the bulwarks. Read More

Superyacht Northern Star off St Barths

Friday, 24 January 2014

The 75 metre Lürssen Northern Star was delivered by her German builders in 2009, and is designed by Espen Oeino. She was built for a very experienced owner, who has many years behind him as an ocean racing and cruising sailor, required top notch design and engineering as well as seagoing comfort for his guests and crew. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches Galactica Star iPad App

Friday, 24 January 2014

Heesen Yachts has launched a new iPad App featuring the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht Galactica Star. Galactica Star, with a top speed of over 28 knots but using 20 per cent less fuel than conventional yachts represents a true revolution in the superyacht industry. Read More

Construction underway of Columbus Classic 68m superyacht

Friday, 24 January 2014

The construction of Columbus Classic 68m superyacht is proceeding at the Palumbo Shipyard in Italy. The Columbus Classic measures 68 meters, and is scheduled to be delivered in 2016. In addition to large volumes and extensive deck-spaces, she features a helipad, cinema, gym, as well as a transom beach club. Read More

Hull and superstructure joined together on Mulder 94 Voyager

Friday, 24 January 2014

The construction progress of BN97, project Firefly, is on schedule and will be delivered to her owner in the Summer of 2014. The hull and superstructure are joined on the 22nd of January at the facility of Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk, the Netherlands. Project Firefly is the first Mulder 94 Voyager and is built in full aluminium. Read More

Sunseeker’s largest ever yacht is nearing completion

Friday, 24 January 2014

Sunseeker International has confirmed the first of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yachts is nearing completion. With the majority of the build now complete, the eagerly anticipated superyacht has already undergone rigorous testing at the Sunseeker shipyard facility in Poole. Read More

Damen-built Fast Yacht Support vessel 6711 completes sea trials

Friday, 24 January 2014

Everybody onboard raved about the performance of the Damen 67 metre Sea Axe, now named 6711, reaching speeds over 22 knots. The advanced support vessel’s grey hull and white superstructure really shine and are faired and painted to superyacht standard. She is due for delivery ahead of schedule in January 2014. Read More

New rendering of Winch and Royal Huisman project

Friday, 24 January 2014

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, Dutch superyacht builder Royal Huisman, and famed designer Andrew Winch unveiled project DART, an 80m/ 262ft yacht. Royal Huisman has  a model of the motoryacht on display on their stand, at the Düsseldorf Boat Show this week. Read More

Aviso, a new service in yacht crew recruitment

Friday, 24 January 2014

Recently set up by Yachtmaster Alexis Hindle, Aviso recognises the need for an improved service within the crew placement sector of yachting. The believe that quality crew, and longevity, are the backbone of a good team, it is this that drives the company to provide the best possible candidates, whilst at the same time developing an individual’s career. Read More

Dunya's 72 metre Axioma off Anguilla

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Axioma was built at Dunya Yachts, and was delivered this summer. She made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, where she was sold to a new client. The yacht accommodates 12 guests in a master and five double cabins, two of which are convertible into twins. She features a beach house-style interior by the legendary late designer Alberto Pinto. Read More

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group joins Port of Gulfport as newest tenant

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc.—a manufacturer of a variety of ocean-going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets as well as the Trinity Yachts brand— announced today its expansion by signing a three-year lease with one-year options with the Port of Gulfport. Read More

Fire destroys three yachts in Italy

Thursday, 23 January 2014

A fire has destroyed three yachts at the Porto Carlo Riva Marina, in Rapallo, Italy. It is believed the fire started on an 18 metre Baglietto, named Samura. The fire spread to two neighboring yachts, none of which could be saved. There are no reports of serious injuries. Read More

Oyster announces new contract at Düsseldorf show

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Proving to be as successful as she is eye-catching, the all-new Oyster 825 is not only dominating the boardwalk by being the biggest sailing yacht at this year's Düsseldorf boat show, she is also enticing buyers to put pen-to-paper as Oyster announce the closure of a new contract for an Oyster 825 to a Russian client. Read More

Superyacht Cakewalk anchored off Sint Maarten

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Cakewalk is the largest yacht (by volume) ever built in the USA. She was also the last large yacht delivered by the Derecktor shipyard, who filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Cakewalk's flowing lines and accentuated curves were created by Tim Heywood Design, giving the yacht fabulous presence on the water and making her instantly recognizable. Read More

Pi Yachts and McPherson Yacht Design unveil Dragonship 80

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Pi Yachts Ltd recently approached McPherson Yacht Design to develop a new range of sailing trimarans aimed at the luxury end of the yachting market. Starting with the Flagship of the fleet, the brief was to create a style that was elegant and in-tune with what a Superyacht client would expect of a vessel of this size. Read More

Grande Orazio, the second SW82 by Southern Wind launched

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Southern Wind has launched the second SW82’ in Cape Town on Sunday 19th January 2014. The yacht was christened in the commercial harbour by the wife of the owner on a beautiful summer day. The ceremony was attended by the family of the owner, management and personnel of the shipyard and a selected number of guests. Read More

First look at Chris Craft Launch 36

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Chris-Craft will unveil the all new Launch 36 on February 13th. The Launch 36 will be the newest and largest addition to the Launch line-up for Chris-Craft. The Launch 36 is primarily a large day boat, with overnight facilities, designed for having fun on the water. The new model is designed with a full walk around deck. Read More

Superyacht Luna in Sint Maarten

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

​Luna was delivered in 2010 to her well known owner, who also owns superyacht Eclipse. The diesel-electric powered Luna is SOLAS claased, measures 115 meters and was built at the Lloyds Werft in Germany, to a design by Newcruise. Her interior, which has never been published, is designed by Donald Starkey.

Oculus Technologies expands infotainment product range

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Oculus Technologies has announced the addition of YachtEye XS to their product port- folio. This new solution provides complete plug ‘n play onboard infotainment via iPads which is big on features but compact in format and configuration. Suitable for yachts of all sizes, both new build and retrofit projects, XS is fit for purpose and easy to install. Read More

In Pictures: The Oceanco Alfa Nero in Gibraltar

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The 82 metre Oceanco superyacht Alfa Nero was delivered in 2007, and is regarded as one of Oceanco's most iconic yachts ever built. The yacht was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, and features an interior designed by Alberto Pinto. One of the yachts’ most notable features is the swimming pool on the main aft deck. Read More

Videoworks lands large contract with Pryde Yachts

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

2014 Opens for Videoworks with the major contract to design and implement the home automation system/ lights, entertainment and audio / video of the 88.8 meters M/Y Illusion, under construction at Pryde Yachts. Work includes the design and implementing an A/V cabling and network system including the possibilities of upgrades. Read More

Construction of new Truly Classic 126 well underway

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

In November 2012 a repeat client commissioned Claasen Shipyards to build a new Truly Classic 126ft. Claasen Shipyards has built many such yachts, all of which are designed by Hoek Naval Architects and are characterised by their combination of classic lines and advanced technologies. Read More

CRN signs Letter of Intent with a Chinese client for 68m superyacht

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

CRN has announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a Chinese client for a 68 metres superyacht. Even though the Letter of Intent is not the same as a signed contract, it is a sign that a contract will be signed soon. ​Once a contract, it will be the biggest vessel ever sold by CRN and Ferretti Group in China. Read More

Superyachts Aquarius and Givi at anchor

Monday, 20 January 2014

The 64.50 metre Aquarius was built by Amels in 2007 as My Shanti. Both the interior and exterior of Aquarius were designed by Terence Disdale Design. With each deck dedicated to providing the maximum possible space; she sleeps comfortably 16 guests in 8 staterooms. Givi is a 60 meter CRN build in 2006. Read More

Nautor’s Swan signs contract for second Swan 115 FD

Monday, 20 January 2014

The year is off to an excellent start for Finnish luxury yacht builder, Nautor’s Swan with the sale of Swan 115 FD - 002. The new flagship of the SwanLine, the Swan 115 is a high-performance yacht developed for both bluewater and long distance cruising, and has the potential to excel in the world’s most important regattas. Read More

Amels launches 55 metre superyacht hull 465

Monday, 20 January 2014

The renowned Dutch shipyard Amels has launched the latest superyacht in their Amels Limited Editions 180 series, hul 465. 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

Enrico Dell’Artino appointed CEO of Perini Navi

Monday, 20 January 2014

The Board of Directors of Perini Navi has appointed Enrico Dell’Artino, who was already a Board member, as the Company’s new CEO. The appointment follows the resignation for personal reasons of Giancarlo Ragnetti, who will be stay on as Board member. Enrico Dell’Artino will be supported by two expert managers. Read More

Time lapse video of Sea Owl in the Geirangerfjorden

Monday, 20 January 2014

Shot in the Geirangerfjorden in Norway, this time lapse video was made on board the 62-metre Feadship Sea Owl, a sophisticated bespoke superyacht has been built for experienced owners who are exceptionally private. Read More

Superyacht of the week: Charter yacht Dyna ®

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Launched last year, Dyna ® is the delightfully inviting, friendly and contemporary superyacht from Benetti. With slender lines and a sleek silhouette, reflecting the distinct elegance of the Benetti Classic range, Dyna ® is indeed a modern classic that combines modern finesse with a rich sense of style, comfort and space. Read More

The 50 metre Amels superyacht T.J. Esperanza

Friday, 17 January 2014

The 50 metre T.J. Esperanza was built by Amels in their successful Tigre D’Or series. Both the interior and exterior of the superyacht were designed by Terence Disdale Design. T.J. Esperanza accommodates 12 guests in 1 master, 2 double and 3 twin cabins. The displacement motor yacht is powered by twin 1,200hp Cummins diesels. Read More

Storm Yachts S-78 reaches next step of construction

Friday, 17 January 2014

Storm Yachts in have just released this photo of the S-78 under construction. The X-78 is an aluminium Displacement Long-Range A-class super yacht with a top speed of 19 knots. Next week, the hull of the Storm S-78 will be fully prepared for painting. The final coat of paint, however, will only be applied during the last stage of the building process. Read More

Expedition superyacht Private Lives sold

Friday, 17 January 2014

Maarten Ten Holter of Vripack Brokerage has announced the sale of the expedition superyacht Private Lives, in an inhouse deal. The 36.84 metre motor yacht was built by RMK Marine in 2003 with interior and exterior design by Vripack. Officially the yacht had been withdrawn from the market, but she remained silently for sale. Read More

The interior refit of superyacht Life Saga

Friday, 17 January 2014

Life Saga recently underwent a major refit. Her new interior designers, We asked the designers to tell us more about the redesigned interior. Stefano Pastrovich explains; “The design of Life Saga’s main salon and the dining room is my personal interpretation of the geometrical rules invented during the 5th Century". Read More

YachtAid Global makes large donation to the Philippines

Friday, 17 January 2014

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, claiming thousands of lives and affecting over ten million people. In response, YachtAid Global (YAG) and Remote Medical International (RMI) worked together to quadruple funds received through each company’s matching donation campaigns. Read More

Iconic Feadship Highlander launched after Derecktor refit

Friday, 17 January 2014

Launched as The Highlander in 1986 for Malcolm Forbes, the greenhulled motoryacht is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable superyachts. She has been comprehensively refitted by Derecktor, fully respecting the groundbreaking exterior lines of her legendary designer Jon Bannenberg. Read More

Superyacht Mayan Queen in Istanbul

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The 92 metre Mayan Queen IV was built for a prominent Mexican businessman who previously owned the 49 metre Feadship Marion Queen. The yacht is used by her owners often, and has been spotted all over the world. In this photo she was catured in 2010 when she visited Istanbul. She is designed by Tim Heywood. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show displays largest boat line up

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The 11th annual Phuket International Boat Show held at Royal Phuket Marina, reinforced its position as the leading consumer boat show in Asia with multiple sales at the show and strong sales leads reported by exhibitors. The move by the organisers back to the traditional January timing was vindicated immediately with sales. ​Read More

Reduction of employees at Fitzroy Yachts

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Fitzroy Yachts has a long history as one of the world’s leading sailing yacht builders, and has been the recipient of several significant awards. The yard is extremely proud of our fleet of superyachts, and above all of the talented staff who bring these beautiful projects to reality. Like a large number of our fellow yacht builders, we have felt the effects of the 2008 Global Financial CrisisRead More

Hull & superstructure completed of Mondo Marine M54

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Alex G. Clarke has send us pictures of the Mondo Marine M54. "We had her pulled out of the shed just to give buyers a better idea for her massive volume," Alex explains. "She has a steel full displacement hull, a volume of 820+ gross tons, 4,000+ nautical mile range, 5 or 6 cabin layout, elevator to all decks, and a large tender garage". Read More

All new Oyster 825 makes world debut at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Presenting the best of British yacht design and construction at boot Dusseldorf (18 – 26 January), Oyster Yachts is set to reveal to the world for the first time the all new Oyster 825. Sleek and splendidly luxurious, she happens also to be the largest sailing yacht at the show. See her in Hall 16, Stand C68. Read More

Palmer Johnson O’Khalila sold

Thursday, 16 January 2014

International Yacht Collection have announced the sale of the Palmer Johnson PJ 150 Sports Yacht Series, O’Khalila, togteher with Peter Thompson and Simon Gibson of Worth Avenue Yachts, who introduced the buyer. Launched in Sturgeon Bay WI in 2007, O’Khalila accommodates up to 12 guests with 7 crew. Read More

Original stern of Drettmann Explorer Yacht at Dusseldorf show

Thursday, 16 January 2014

In the summer of 2013, Drettmann laid the keel of a 24 metre explorer yacht at the Dutch Acico shipyard in Enkhuizen. The Explorer, designed by Drettmann Yachts and Focus Yacht Design, will feature a diesel-electric POD drive system. It has been designed for a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 5,000nm. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts and Boothbay Region Boatyard Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Thursday, 16 January 2014

 Hodgdon Yachts and Boothbay Region Boatyard announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge Boothbay Region Boatyard in Southport and Wotton’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor with Hodgdon Yachts. The combination is expected to become final this spring. Boothbay Region Boatyard will continue to provide maintenance and repair service to vesselsRead More

Pendennis Cup 2014 announcement of fleet

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Initially founded in 2008 the Pendennis Cup has grown year on year, creating a unique opportunity for classic and modern superyachts to showcase their sailing capabilities in the dramatic waters of Cornwall. Each of the four racing days usually brings its own unique set of conditions. “Compared to other regattas we have competed in the racing is good as generally there is plenty of wind". Read More

The Maiora 31DP Sashay in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The 31 metre Sashay was built by the Italian Maiora shipyard in 1998, to a design by Roberto Del Re, with naval architecture by Fipa Italiana Yachts. The yacht can often be found docked behind a private house in Fort Lauderdale's inland waterways. The yacht is powered by twin 2285 hp 12V 396 TE94 engines, which give her a top speed of 27 knots. Read More

In Pictures: The 80 metre CRN Chopi Chopi

Wednesday, 15 January 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 boasts a large collection of very exciting features and, impressively, one private deck exclusively available for the owner. The superyacht features exterior design by Zuccon International Project. Read More

MUB unveils designs for 36 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

MUB Design has send us renderings of project Su-36, a 36 metre superyacht with a reverse bow, and a superstructure that has been inspired by the fuselage of an airplane. “This particular bow is nowadays the best way to absorb waves, allowing to obtain better performances, cutting fuel costs”, designer Mahjoub El Mahmoudi explains.​ Read More

From the SYT archives: Southern Cross II in 1983

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

These photos, taken by one of our readers back in 1983, show superyacht Southern Cross II, at the America’s Cup in Newport. The yacht was built by Lloyds Ships for Alan Bond, to view the Australian team win the America's Cup.​ Bond later went on to build Southern Cross III in Japan, to a design by Bannenberg.​ Read More

Video of the Benetti superyacht Panthera

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The second launch in Benetti's 500s series, after 2010's ImaginationPanthera was completely constructed at Benetti's Livorno shipyard. Fully aluminium-built, with an 8.8 metre beam and a sleek shape, she perfectly combines superb performance with exquisite comfort. Read More

New tender concept by Fairline

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The eSprit was the focus of Fairline’s Concept Cinema at the 2014 London Boat Show, an all-new feature of the Fairline stand. The concept model offered visitors an exciting proposition for the future of sustainable motor boating, without compromising Fairline’s class-leading styling and performance. Read More

71 Metre Victoria arrives in Ancona to be completed

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

In November we first reported the launch by Severodvinsk-based Sevmash of superyacht project A1331, Victoria. In December we published the news that the yacht was on her way to Italy, to be finished there. Today, we have received this photo from a local photographer, taken in Ancona. Read More

The 58.20 metre Proteksan Turquoise Baraka

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The 58.20 metre Baraka was launched on the 15th of April by Proteksan-Turquoise. She has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and a displacement of 860 tons. Baraka is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines which provide a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Read More

Plans to turn aircraft carrier into Commonwealth Yacht

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

BMT, in partnership with Sigmund Yacht Design, has conceived an audacious design concept to redevelop the Royal Navy’s HMS Illustrious which will be withdrawn from naval service this year. James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee, explains: “We came up with the idea of a ‘Commonwealth Yacht’'". Read More

Dates of China Rendez-Vous announced

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Delphine Lignieres, founder of the successful Hainan Rendez-Vous, has announced that China Rendez-Vous will hold the 5th edition of the event in Dalian from July 3rd to 6th at the East Port Marina. In response to changing market conditions and Chinese HNWIs’ desire for more sophisticated lifestyle offerings, China Rendez-Vous is creating a full suite of events. Read More

Legend arrives in The Netherlands

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Last month we announced the sale of the 73.50m (241'1) motor yacht Giant, and we can now reveal that the yacht has been renamed Legend, and that she has arrived in The Netherlands. Originally a working vessel, the outstanding 73.50m (241’1) 1973 built Legend is a converted luxury adventure yacht. Read More

Records to be broken at Dubai International Boat Show

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

You can experience record-breaking superyachts, the most majestic powerboats and catamarans, plus the finest in luxury and lifestyle at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show. The show has today announced they are bringing the largest yacht in the show’s history, giving you the rare opportunity to get up close to this magnificent vessel. Read More

The auction of two sailing superyachts

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Two magnificent yachts Hamilton and Kestrel, from opposite ends of the sailing spectrum are due to meet head to head in a rather unlikely fashion at the end of February 2014. Both yachts are marked to be offered for sale to the highest bidder, ‘Hamilton’ (through broker Y.CO) to the highest bidder without reserve by 28th February 2014. Read More

The 75 metre Oceanco superyacht Anastasia

Monday, 13 January 2014

Built at Oceanco in 2008, the 75 metre Anastasia features seven decks, disguised in a huge sweeping curved superstructure that rises from the wood effect transom through to the reverse sheerline bow. The vast main saloon features an aquarium that separates lounging and dining areas. Read More

Full speed ahead on Selene 92 Ocean Explorer

Monday, 13 January 2014

A memorable milestone was reached last week at Selene Yachts’ facilities as the deck was fitted on the new Selene 92 Ocean Explorer. This means that the hull is now complete and construction on other elements can proceed at full speed. The yacht will be delivered in the spring of 2014. Read More

35.36 Metre superyacht Far Niente sold

Monday, 13 January 2014

Camper & Nicholsons Internationals's Michael Rafferty has announced the sale of the 35.36 metre Far Niente. As one of the finest Hatteras yachts ever built, 35.36 metre (116') Far Niente features accommodation for eight guests. She offers her new owner a reduced cost of ownership with her low maintenance. Read More

More details about the refit of Olympia at Feadship

Monday, 13 January 2014

Having impressed owners and onlookers across the Mediterranean region for four and a half decades, the 25.80-metre Feadship Olympia has returned home to the Netherlands for a comprehensive refit. Launched in 1969 as Monara, her current owners intend to restore Olympia to her original name and condition. Read More

The Continental III 26.00 arrived in Dusseldorf

Monday, 13 January 2014

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts' new Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse will make her international debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2014. The yacht has already made her way to the indoor boat show, where she will be one of the largest yachts on display this year. Read More

Stunning video of the 73 metre Red Square

Monday, 13 January 2014

Built by Dunya Yachts, Axioma is now available for charter through Yachting Partners International (YPI). This stunning video by our friends at Superyacht Media, shows some of the yacht's best features. She features stunning exterior design and a beach house-style interior by the legendary late designer Alberto Pinto. Read More

Superyacht of the week: Perini Navi's 60 metre Seahawk

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Last November, Perini Navi delivered Seahawk, the first vessel within their new generation of superyachts. With SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn de Waard having sailed onboard during last year's edition of the Perini Navi cup, we have been shown an impressive and intriguing first look at Seahawk's impressive capabilities. Read More

The 75.6 metre Lürssen Northern Star off Monaco

Friday, 10 January 2014

The 75 metre Lürssen Northern Star was delivered by her German builders in 2009, and is designed by Espen Oeino. She was built for the original owner of the 63 metre Polar Star, which is very simular looking to the current Northern Star. Her six decks offer accommodation for up to 12 guests. Read More

Heesen's superyacht project Azuro nearing completion

Friday, 10 January 2014

Heesen's superyacht project Azuro, the yard's fourth 50 metre semi-displacement aluminium yacht, is nearing completion, and we recently met up with Mark Cavendish, to find our more about this new yacht. "Construction is at a very advanced stage. The luxury interior is being installed and the paintwork is about 90%". Read More

Seatrial video of new 91.50 metre Oceanco superyacht

Friday, 10 January 2014

Oceanco's 91.50 metre superyacht project PA164 (also known as hull Y709), was recently captured during seatrials off the Dutch coast. The yacht, which is not yet named, is an inhouse Oceanco design, with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and an interior design by renowned Andrew Winch Design. Read More

Hacker Boat Company builds tender for mega yacht Odessa II

Friday, 10 January 2014

Silver Bay, N.Y., December 19, 2013 - The Hacker Boat Company, Inc. has built a 33’ tender for the 242’ mega yacht Odessa II. “This is a new design for us, one that speaks to the needs of the mega yacht industry,” said George Badcock, president and CEO of the company. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to build the tender for a yacht." Read More

The Ethos 30, a hybrid, crossover and modular tender

Friday, 10 January 2014

Less than three months ago, Azure Embark, brought forward at the Cannes Boat Show, Ethos 30Ethos 30 is the a hybrid, crossover and modular boat, with the possibility to turn its open version into a cabin one. Because of its modularity, Ethos can be used as a chase tender, for fishing, water sports, diving, and long trips. Read More

Superyacht Industry Supports Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 10 January 2014

The 2014 Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) is continuing to show strong growth, with further superyacht industry leaders lining up to participate in the event. Now Asia’s largest and most popular boat and yacht show, it is perhaps no surprise that more and more international exhibitors from the top end of the sector are coming on board. Read More

Cloud 9 to be on display in Singapore

Friday, 10 January 2014

A wide array of beautiful yachts will be on display at the heart of the Show and the superyacht berths are rapidly filling. Burgess, returning to SYS for the third time, have confirmed the attendance of the spectacular 60m M/Y Cloud 9, built by CMN. She is a stunning and popular yacht well-acquainted with Asia. Read More

Castoldi introduces a new model Jet Tender Rescue Boat

Friday, 10 January 2014

Castodi S.p.A. has introduced a new model in its tender range: the innovative Jet Tender 19 Rescue Boat with type approval certification in accordance with IMO SOLAS MSC 81(70) for yachts over 500 GT built under LY3 code. The Jet Tender 19 Rescue Boat look exactly like the standard Jet Tender 19 version. Read More

The 44.76 metre Il Sole at anchor

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The 44.76 metre Il Sole was built by Benetti in 1994 and underwent a major refit in 2006, which included a complete new interior to a design of Candy & Candy. The luxury motor yacht was sold to her current owners in 2010, who have made her available for charter. Her previous owners went on to build superyacht Candyscape II. Read More

Sneak preview of new 65 metre superyacht in Holland

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Maritimephoto.com captured the latest Amels 212, when she was moved into a different shed last week, offering us a sneak preview of the yacht, which has some styling differences compared to her two sisterships, Imagine and Sea Rhapsody. Compared to her sisterships, the yacht has a newly designed window configuration. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show opens its doors

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), opened its doors to an expected 5,000 visitors from 9th to 12th January at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina. A four-day festival of everything marine and lifestyle, PIMEX shines the light on Thailand's marine leisure tourism industry and the Island's leading position as the marine hub of Asia. Read More

First look on board Perini's superyacht Seahawk

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Our team stepped on board the 60m Seahawk twice in 2013, once to join her owners in the Perini Cup in Sardinia, and again at the Monaco Yacht Show. Seahawk is an important innovation both in project lines and in onboard technology that guarantees speed, performance comfort and abundant space. Read More

Updated World Traveller 116 concept by P.B. Behage

Thursday, 9 January 2014

P.B. Behage tells us he has renewed his World Traveler 116ft models. This renewed World Traveller is based on the design of the Benetti Sail Division Grand Cru III, but with an added wheelhouse deck. Even though the wheelhouse takes up some space from the flybrigde area, guests are still left with a sizable sundeck. Read More

Superyacht Onyx sold

Thursday, 9 January 2014

YPI together with Ocean Independence have announced the sale of 38.50 metre superyacht Onyx with YPI Broker Gregory Gheraia acting for the buyer. Built by Sanlorenzo in 2009, Onyx is a superb example of the innovative Alloy 40 range with exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski. Read More

Superyacht Match Point in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Superyacht Match Point was launched in 2009 by Christensen. The yacht’s exterior styling was done in-house by Christensen’s naval architects, and features smooth, classic lines which are puntuated by sloped pilothouse windows and a purposeful bow shear. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 series engines, she will cruise at a comfortable 12 knots. Read More

Video of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Yesterday we already published some spectacular photos of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and we can now show you a video of the race. he 94-boat fleet featured five 100 foot maxis, three Volvo 70s, seven former race winners and a seriously competitive lineup across the fleet. Read More

Olympia on her way to be refitted by Feadship

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

​This Morning the classic Feadship Olympia cruised through Amsterdam, on her way to the Feadship yard in Makkum, where she will udergo a major refit. The owner’s goal is to restore her in the same way that Feadship Sultana was rebuild. Feadship Olympia was launched back in 1969 as Monara. Read More

Oceanic Yachts sells first Oceanic 90'

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The first Oceanic 90' in its standard version has already been sold and is due to be delivered in June 2014. Amongst the amenities offered by this first yacht is an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, while a VIP plus two guest cabins are located on the lower deck. The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the Canados. Read More

Superyacht No Lo Se sold

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage tells us they have found a new owner for superyacht No Lo Se, built by the renowned German based shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen in 1974. The yacht was being offered for sale by Petrucci Yachts. This gentleman’s yacht was designed by J.H.F. Rogers., and In 2001 the yacht had a complete refit.​ Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - January/February 2014

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

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

First look on board superyacht State of Grace

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Perini Navi has send us these photos taken on board the brand new 40m State of Grace, designed by Perini Navi in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland. Her sleek hull lines and hull and superstructure in aluminium make for a displacement of 220 tons which will assure brilliant sailing performance in all sea states. Read More

Video of the Jongert 3200P under construction

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Following yesterday's news that Jongert is working on a new sailing superyacht, we can now show you a video of the work that is underway at the Dutch yard. The current yacht under construction is 32 meters in length. She will be the first of the new range of performance yachts that combines stylish design with excellent performance levels. Read More

Post-modernistic superyacht concept Star

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Dennis Ingemansson, a Swedish born luxury designer, has send us a rendering of his latest project, the 70 metre project Star. Dennis tells us: “This is an artistic initiative with influences of post-modernistic art. Both the open spaces and the glass structure give an ambience of luxurious approachability”. Read More

Marina Port Vell's new Dockmaster

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona—set to become one of the world’s most elite superyacht destinations and, with phased marina completions throughout 2014, the pre-eminent home port in the Mediterranean has appointed Captain Anders Pehrson, who joined MPV as Dockmaster yesterday. Read More

Guy Couach passed away aged 88

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

On January 6th at the age of 88, Guy Couach passed away. With his departure goes a personality that has profoundly influenced the history of French yachting over the last 40 years. In the name of all the employees, saddened by this disappearance, the current management of the Couach shipyard would like to express its deepest sympathies to Guy’s family and loved ones. Read More

The Heesen superyacht Sea Dweller underway

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The 47 metre motor yacht Sea Dweller was built by Heesen Yachts in 1999 as No Escape. Sea Dweller underwent a major interior and exterior refit in 2009/2010, which included the addition of new zero-speed stabilisers. Accommodation is provided for 9 crew and 12 guestsRead More

Lazzara 80 open bridge Passion sold

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Rich Lazzara of Lazzara Lenton Yachts has announced the sale of the 2005 Lazzara 80 open bridge Passion, in an in-house deal. Powered by twin 1550 hp Caterpillar engines, Passion is capable of a top speed of 30 knots, and comfortably cruises at 26 knots. Read More

Spectacular photos from the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The 69th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race shaped up early to be one of the most exciting editions on record. The 94-boat fleet featured five 100 foot maxis, three Volvo 70s, seven former race winners and a seriously competitive lineup across the fleet. Several newly-launched boats came to the race as ‘dark horses’. Read More

Work underway on new Jongert 3200P

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Just before Christmas, our editorial team visited the Jongert shipyard, to see the first Jongert 3200P being built. Evolved from the Jongert Modern Line, the Performance Line is an exciting performance addition to the Jongert range. The exceptionally sleek lines of these distinguished super yachts are sure to steal the hearts of future owners. Read More

Construction started on 37 metre Continental Trawler

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Guido de Groot Design has a comprehensive design programme with the Wim Van der Valk shipyard. Amongst the projects to mention are the Continental Trawler series which range from 23 to 35 metres, of which the 37 metre pictured is now beginning construction. The 37M rugged good looks by Guido de GrootRead More

Royal Huisman secures Taiwanese order for 43.5m superyacht

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Royal Huisman, Naval Architect Germán Frers and interior styling architect Rhoades Young have announced the signing, on December 31st, of an order from the ever-growing South East Asia region. The order, the first for Royal Huisman in this region, is for a stylish 43m Luxury Sloop– a luxurious yet performance-oriented Germán Frers design offering exceptional potential for individual customisation. Read More

The 48 metre superyacht Vellmari in Saint Tropez

Monday, 6 January 2014

The 48 metre superyacht Vellmari, also known as Project Ketos, hull FR026, is build by Rossi Navi. The two and half decks all aluminum Vellmari remains under 500 GT, and is powered by 2600 hp twin MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, Vellmari will reach speeds up to 17,5 knots, in total comfort. Designed by Enrico Gobbi from T4D. Read More

Adam Voorhees unveils new 77m superyacht design

Monday, 6 January 2014

Adam Voorhees has send us details of his latest superyacht project, the 77 metre Halcyon, a celebration of timeless, thoughtful design and innovative, exclusive features. "From the private owners deck to the massive beach club and wellness center to the tender storage solutions and extensive transformable entertaining spaces." Read More

New build Burger superyacht project for sale

Monday, 6 January 2014

Burger Boat's latest design, the 121 RPH, will be available for sale by Burger Yacht Sales, who have now also revealed the yacht's asking price, $ 20,000,000. Taking a sophisticated design approach, the Burger team, in collaboration with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., created the 121 as the ultimate yacht. Read More

Hunt Yachts introduces the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport

Monday, 6 January 2014

Hunt Yachts has announced the introduction of the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, sharing the same hull and solid engineering as the highly regarded and acclaimed Hunt Harrier series. Designed for maximum enjoyment and entertaining on the water and minimum maintenance, the Hunt 25 Sport is engineered to be easy to own. Read More 

Dusseldorf prepares for 2014 edition

Monday, 6 January 2014

Despite the still-tense situation in international boating and watersports markets, Messe Düsseldorf looks forward to boot 2014 with optimism. Bookings from the exhibiting sector of the economy give reason to expect good occupancy for the 17 trade fair halls with their total exhibition space of 213,000 square meters. Read More

NMMA Postpones Superyacht Lifestyle Miami Event to 2015

Monday, 6 January 2014

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announces the postponement of Superyacht Lifestyle Miami (SLM) to February 2015. In consideration of the strong interest from potential exhibitors, sponsors, our members and the superyacht industry, we are postponing our Superyacht Lifestyle Miami event to February 2015 to better accommodate their needs,” says NMMA President, Thom Dammrich. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The refreshing Heliad II

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Starting off the year in a refreshing, friendly and particularly inviting way, the stylish, brand new Heliad II is a 33.4 metre superyacht was launched just last year and is, deservingly, 2014's very first superyacht of the week. Designed by Diana Yacht Design, with interiors from Weber Yacht Design, and built by Lynx Yachts, Heliad II is all Dutch. Read More

Superyacht Diamond A in St. Barth's

Friday, 3 January 2014

Superyacht Diamond A (ex-Ultima III) built by Abeking & Rasmussen with accommodation for up to 12 guests in six luxurious double cabins, offers a fantastic variety of locations for guests to relax and be pampered by a professional crew of 16. Launched in 1998, Diamond A reflects strength and confidence in her exterior look. Read More

Superyacht sales over the holidays

Friday, 3 January 2014

Several superyachts changed hands over the holidays. The first to sell was the 43 metre superyacht Espresso III, built by Trinity Yachts in 2004. She has been elegantly styled and designed to sleep 10 guests in five cabins and offer a range of entertainment options across her panoramic sky lounge and sun deck. Read More

The 61 metre Feadship Majestic

Thursday, 2 January 2014

​The 61.20 metre Majestic (ex: Secret) is built by Feadship in the Netherlands, to an inhouse design, and an interior design by Jim Harris. Launched in 2007, her sophisticated, elegant interior provides accommodation in 7 beautifully appointed cabins. Majestic cruises the Mediterranean in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter. Read More

Interview with Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) recently announced that they will build Qatar's first fast luxury yacht at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan. The 71 metre vessel is based on Damen’s 67m Sea-Axe fast yacht support vessel. We visited the shipyard in Qatar last month in search of the story. Read More

Video of the recently delivered explorer Andros

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Recently delivered by Aluship Technology, the ocean going explorer research vessel Andros is designed by Vripack, and features facilities not found on many 24 metre yachts. The yacht is intended to be used as a luxury private yacht for deep sea cruising especially in the Scandinavian waters. Read More

Joe Burr Bartram, Jr. passing

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Legendary Yacht Broker J. Burr (Joe) Bartram, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 24th. He was 79 years old.In the very late 1950s and the first half of the 1960s Joe was associated with Northrop & Johnson in the Stamford Ct. Office along with his dear friends Bruce Brakenhoff, Sr., Julien Elfenbein and Dick Loh. Read More

US Superyacht Association hosts Captains Briefing

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The U. S. Superyacht Association (USSA) has announced its dates for the 9th Annual Captains Briefing and Reception that will take place January 22 & 23, 2014. The annual event will be based out of IGY’s Yacht Club at Isle de Sol Marina in St. Maarten, N.A. This seasonal favorite continues to offer a unique opportunity to network. Read More

Success of the 13th Annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous held in Phuket

Thursday, 2 January 2014

“It was an amazing sight – one in a million!” enthused Captain Charlie Dwyer. “Looking out at eleven of the world’s beautiful Superyachts moored directly in front of our new home at ‘Kata Rocks’ in the spectacular Kata Bay.” Captain Charlie and Gordon Fernandes have been organizing the prestigious annual Rendezvous in Phuket, Thailand. Read More

85 Metre sailing yacht arrives at Oceanco

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Rumours about Oceanco's collaboration with Dutch sailing yacht builder Vitters, on building a large sailing yacht have turned out to be true. The hull of the yacht, which is believed to be around 85 metres long, arrived at the Oceanco yard a couple of days ago.​ The yacht is designed by Bill Tripp, who had a rendering of the yacht on their stand in Monaco. Read More

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