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Superyacht Vive La Vie in Paros, Greece

Friday, 28 November 2014

The 60 metre Vive La Vie was delivered in 2008 by the German shipyard Lürssen. The yacht is designed by Espen Oeino, and she is a close sistership to Arkley, Limelight, Solemates, Oasis and Capri, although the latter two were designed by Glade Johnson. Read More

Silver Yachts at Singapore Yacht Show 2015

Friday, 28 November 2014

Australian shipyard Silver Yachts has recently confirmed their presence at the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) 2015. One of the most paramount yachting events in Asia, this will be Silver Yachts first time exhibiting at the annual show where they plan to display their latest superyacht, Silver Fast, for her world debut. Read More

Speaker programme announced at International Superyacht Coatings Conference

Friday, 28 November 2014

Two weeks ahead of the International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC), the speaker programme for the two day event has been announced. 24 leading industry professionals will share experiences to delegates around the world at the business-to-business event at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss).

The new Ferretti Custom Line 108

Friday, 28 November 2014

The new Ferretti Custom Line 108 is the latest 33.05 metre model from the renowned Italian shipyard, and boasts a sporty profile with clear-cut and well defined lines. One of the key features on board is the Dual Mode Transom (DMT) system, which has been patented by Advanced Yacht Technology & Design in collaboration with Centro Stile Srl and Besenzoni Spa. Read More

Superyachts offered complimentary berthage at Caribbean port

Friday, 28 November 2014

St Kitts homeport, The Marina at Christophe Harbour, has announced they will be offering a 3-night complimentary dockage to yachts who wish to experience the new cruising destination. The Marina forms the third point in the cruising triangle of St Kitts, Antigua and St Maarten. Read More

Guidi's latest patented products

Friday, 28 November 2014

Italian company Guidi was once again present at METS, this year with an expanded exhibition space where they are presenting their full range of bronze, brass, chromium plated, nickel plated and aluminium accessories, non-stick valves, water intakes, thru hulls, water strainers, pipe fittings and valves. Read More

69 Metre superyacht Saluzi to attend Phuket Yacht Show

Friday, 28 November 2014

The inaugural Phuket Yacht Show will launch in February 2015, organisers have announced. Created by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, the event will combine yacht charter, boating and luxury events to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the yachting lifestyle and comes in response to a steady inclination of demand for private yacht charter in the region. Read More

Superyacht Toy A in Greece

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Launched in 2009 by the Savona based shipyard Mondo Marine, Toy-A is a semi-displacement yacht designed by Giorgio Vafiadis, who also styled the interior decoration. The naval architecture was done by the in-house team of Mondo Marine. Read More

SuperYacht Night Amsterdam a great success

Thursday, 27 November 2014

SuperYacht Night Amsterdam - the annual event hosted by the SuperYacht Company, the publishers of SuperYacht Times - was another great success. Providing a night of drinks, conversation and fun, the event was held on Wednesday the 19th, and provided exhibitors as well as other industry professionals a chance to let their hair down amidst the world’s largest marine trade show, the METS. Read More

Heysea signs contract for 40m catamaran superyacht

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Chinese shipyard Heysea Yachts has announced the signing of a contract for a new 40 metre catamaran motor yacht. Signed in October of this year, the new owner is the CEO and shareholder of the China Cup International Regatta. Read More

The latest developments at Palumbo Group

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Italian company, Palumbo Group, have been in the marine industry for over half a century. Predominantly operating in repair, construction, modification, conversion and maintenance, Palumbo are spread over five different shipyards with a total of 14 docks in Naples, Messina, Malta and Marseille. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: The 46.7m superyacht Mon Plaisir

Thursday, 27 November 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 46.7m superyacht Mon Plaisir. Read More

Graeme Hart places second order with Kleven for 116m expedition superyacht

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Earlier this year Norwegian ship builder Kleven launched their first 107 metre superyacht and the company has just announced that they have signed a contract for a new superyacht project; a 116 metre high specification expedition vessel. The order is placed by Mr Graeme Hart, who is also the owner of the 107 metre project. Read More

The 77 metre superyacht Samar at anchor

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Built by Devonport Yachts, Samar has been designed by H2 Yacht Design, Nick Meyers and Laurent Giles Naval Architects. She features a large tender garage in her stern, which houses an 11 metre Chris Craft tender, and she is equipped with a helipad. Read More

Federico Fiorentino unveils 50m superyacht design

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Italian designer Federico Fiorentino has revealed the designs for a new 50 metre full aluminium superyacht concept, The Belafonte. She is particularly notable for her striking exterior design with a distinctive use of traditional elements such as mahogany cap rails and polished steel particulars, mixed with modern lines. Read More

Final work in progress for IMS Shipyard

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

IMS Shipyard has released further details and a video of the progress of the extension of their facilities based in Toulon, France. The highly anticipated project is now in it’s final stages and will house up to one hundred 20 to 80 metre yachts simultaneously all year round upon completion. Read More

Castagnola Shipyard launch 38m superyacht Angra Too

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Costruzioni Navali Tigullio shipyard has launched the 38 metre superyacht Castagnola 38 WJ from their facilities in Lavagna. Named Angra Too, the vessel is one of the biggest motor yachts ever built in wood and powered by water jets and boasts interiors by Andrea Borzelli and Sara Berta, with Giovanni Castagnola responsible for the exterior styling. Read More

The Palma Superyacht Show 2015

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Palma Superyacht Show in partnership with MYBA has announced dates for the third edition of the show. Running concurrently with the 32nd Boat Show Palma, the event will be held from 30th April to 4th May 2015. Read More

Superyacht Safira sold

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 39 metre superyacht Safira. Fraser Yachts represented the new owners. Launched by Newcastle and Marine in cooperation with Tyneside Yachts in 2013, Sparkman & Stephens are responsible for her naval architecture which earned the yacht the 2014 Superyacht Award for Naval Architecture. Read More

Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona more active than ever

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Vilanova Grand Marina-Barcelona, the superyacht exclusive marina located in a privilege environment, in the port of Vilanova, just only 35 minutes drive from the centre of the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, is more active than ever; facilities, technical services, crew activities, new partnerships and massive PR actions are ready for 2015. Read More

Superyacht Betty in Recife, Brazil

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

One of our readers has spotted superyacht Betty in Recife, Brazil, yesterday. Betty was built in 2001, and measures 38.6 metres. Built by Royal Denship, she features a classic Francois Zuretti interior. She accommodates up to 12 guests and a crew of 6. Read More

First look on board Royal Huisman Wisp

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Delivered in the Spring of 2014​,​ the 48 metre classic sloop ​Wisp, ​built by Royal Huisman left Holland for her maiden voyage to the fjords of Norway before entering the Western Mediterranean for the remaining Summer. Wisp comes from the drawing board of Hoek Design, and she features an interior by Rhoades Young Design. Read More

The transformation of superyacht Galaxy

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

What started as a soft furnishings refresh for the 56 metre superyacht Galaxy has turned into a transformation. Purchasing the yacht at the end of last year, the owner decided to completely remodel the vessel over a period of seven months with a full structural refit at the Monaco Marine La Ciotat shipyard. Read More

Codecasa sells 50m Vintage hull C121

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Codecasa Shipyards have sold the new Codecasa 50. The new owner was introduced by Ocean Independence. Hull C121, is under construction for delivery scheduled in the summer of 2015. The yacht, previously known as project Falcon, is developed entirely by Codecasa's in-house Style Department, headed by Domenico Gozzani. Read More

PJ Supersport Khalilah delivered

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Palmer Johnson latest delivery, project PJ265, the first SuperSport 48M, named Khalilah, is currently enroute to Florida, on her maiden voyage. The trip from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in America's Mid-West, takes her through the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Read More

Nauta Yachts comment on Azzam's maiden voyage

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Superyacht Azzam left recently the Lürssen facilities in Bremen for her maiden voyage. The designers of the world's largest yacht, which is currently docked in Cacablanca, have commented on the delivery trip. "Seeing her at last in voyage it’s for us at Nauta Design a proud and very emotional moment", Mario Pedol says. Read More

In Pictures: The 73 metre Odessa II

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The 73 metre superyacht Odessa II was built by the German shipyard ADM Kiel and was completed by Nobiskrug in 2013. SYT's regular contributor Giovanni Romero took these photos of the yacht, when she arrived in Gibraltar a couple of days ago. H2 Yacht Design are responsible for her interiors, with living areas encompassing an elegant New Hampton style. Read More

ISA Yachts starts construction of 66m Route 66

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

ISA Yachts have announced that they are now working on a new superyacht project, the 66.40 metre Route 66. The yacht is under construction at the Ancona based yard, with a delivery planned for the Spring of 2017. Read More

Superyacht Trilogy sold

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship has sold the 27.4 metre Stephens Trilogy. The yacht was last refitted in 2012, which included new curtains, overheads and furniture and an updated entertainment system. Her exterior was painted, varnished and an aft deck awning was installed. Read More

30 Metre Bilgin superyacht Makarena sold

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Northrop and Johnson has announced the sale of the 30 metre 2006 Bilgin superyacht Makarena, in an inhouse deal. Makarena is able to accomodate up to 10 guests in fice cabins. Powered by twin MAN engines, she cruises at 15 knots, with a 18 knot top speed. Read More

The 78 metre Eminence at anchor

Monday, 24 November 2014

The 78 metre Eminence was delivered in 2008 by the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, to her current owners. Both the interior and exterior of Eminence were designed by Reymond Langton Design. Read More

Records broken at METS

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) tells us a record number of 21,086 visitors were welcomed by a record number of 1358 exhibitors last week. METS also attracted 6.5% more international visitors and 3% more decision-makers. Read More

The 65m sailing yacht Lamima launched

Monday, 24 November 2014

The 65m (213') Lamima has been launched in Thailand. The yacht was constructed, using only traditional techniques throughout the process. Lamima's build began in early 2012 in Indonesia, and in 2014, she left Indonesia and headed to Thailand where the Italthai Marine Shipyard finished her build. Read More

First look on board refitted superyacht My Seanna

Monday, 24 November 2014

Following the extensive rebuild work completed on her earlier this year at Rybovich shipyard in Florida, the all-new My Seanna was presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this month. Her new appearance was a hot topic amongst many visitors at the show, but the true skill and craftsmanship involved in her makeover could only truly be appreciated once onboard. Read More

Lift Emotion signs large order at METS

Monday, 24 November 2014

SuperYacht Times had the opportunity to talk to Mike Brandt at the METS, of Lift Emotion. The company signed a contract for a luxury guest elevator that will feature within Echo Yachts inaugural vessel, an 84 metre superyacht that upon completion in 2015. The contract was signed at the METS. Read More

Johnson Yachts sign order for Johnson 80

Monday, 24 November 2014

Johnson Yachts, based out of Pine Harbour Marina in Auckland, New Zealand, are currently building an 80-foot launch for a NZ/Canadian couple living in Australia. The Johnson 80 is a a light displacement yacht designed by Kevin Dibley, and features a stable and highly efficient hull form. Read More

Superyacht of the week, Illusion V

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Presented at the Monaco Yacht Show this year, the 58 meter four decked steel and aluminium motor yacht Illusion V was built at the Benetti Livorno shipyard and launched earlier this year. She boasts designs by Green & Mingarelli and has been sold to a European owner. Designed for commercial charter use, the owner will also use her privately. We stepped on board in Monaco. Read More

The 117 metre superyacht Turama

Friday, 21 November 2014

The 117 metre superyacht Turama is one of the largest yachs in the world. Unusual for a yacht, even her size, is that Turama can accomodate up to 70 guests, and a crew of 58. The large yacht has a gross tonnage of 8343 tons, and she is powered by twin 4077 hp Wärtsilä engines. Read More

Heesen superyacht Alive ​delivered

Friday, 21 November 2014

Heesen Yachts ​has announce​d​ that the sea trials of YN 17042 – M/Y Alive – were successfully completed in open waters in a slight sea state (0.70m waves) with 3-4 SW winds.​ She was delivered in the first week of November. The contractual fuel consumption prediction proved to be correct​, and ​is 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht. Read More

METS 2014: Meeting with Versilia Supply Service

Friday, 21 November 2014

Yacht support company Versilia Supply Service (VSS) exhibited at the METS, which came to an end yesterday. With offices based in Livorno as well as Viareggio, VSS supply superyachts with anything they may need in a fast, efficient and reliable way. SuperYacht Times spoke to Marketing Director Andrea Raffagnagi , Sales manager Stefano Tomei and CEO, Giuliano Tomei in regards to the importance of the METS show for their company earlier today.

METS 2014: CMC sees METS as essential event

Friday, 21 November 2014

SuperYacht Times had the opportunity to speak to the CEO of CMC Marine at the METS this afternoon, Alessandro Cappiello, who discussed the company’s experience here at the show as well as explained a little bit about the new products and developments that were introduced and presented over the past three days. Read More

QIBS 2014 a resounding success

Friday, 21 November 2014

The second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) concluded last week. Held from 11th - 15th November in Mourjan Marinas, Lusail City, the show reportedly attracted in excess of 12,000 visitors who came to see over 90 exhibitors and 75 boats on display. I was at the show, to experience first-hand the show's potential. Read More

METS 2014: Fastmount about the importance of the show

Friday, 21 November 2014

Due to popular demand in the industry, New Zealand company Fastmount are now producing its popular Maxi Metal clips in both 5kg and 10kg pull out versions as stock items. The MC-05 and MC-10 Maxi Metal clips are designed to meet the needs of demanding applications that require fire protection and heavy load bearing. Read More

The classic superyacht Sarita Si at anchor

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The 38.6 metre superyacht Sarita Si (ex: Sarita U; Virginia Alpha; Bagheera; Idell V) was built in 1973 by CRN. During one of her refits, the owners decided to move the yacht's tenders to the foredeck, leaving both the main, and upper aft deck open for guests. The tenders are launched using a large foldable crane, visible in the photo. Read More

METS 2014: Sitting down with Videoworks

Thursday, 20 November 2014

SuperYacht Times caught up with System Engineer from Videoworks, Giacomo Massi, at the METS show this morning, who discussed the company, future products, and the importance of being present at METS. Read More

METS 2014: Sealegs latest product

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Zealand based company, Sealegs, is currently exhibiting at the METS 2014 in Amsterdam. SuperYacht Times caught up with founder and Chief Technology Officer, Maurice Bryham, who told us about the company’s latest product, as well as their experience at METS so far. Read More

METS 2014: New Zealand company Glasshape

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Currently enjoying their first time at METS is New Zealand company, Glasshape, a company that provide glass shaped to fit challenging superyacht designs, and has a full range of glass products suitable for internal and external applications. Read More

METS 2014: C-Tech's carbon fibre products

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Auckland based company C-Tech are known for taking carbon fibre technology and making it universal in the sailing world by designing and manufacturing premium carbon fibre products across a broad range of applications. SuperYacht Times talked to Company Director, Alex Vallings today at the METS show, where C-Tech are exhibiting for the 12th year. Read More

METS 2014: Pacific Aerials exhibiting for the 14th time

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Currently enjoying its last day, this years METS has seen an unprecedented amount of exhibitors from all over the world. Amongst the international attendees is Pacific Aerials, a New Zealand based company whose Pacific Aerials’ Pro Series marine antenna range was the first to feature an easy to remove and remund fibreglass antenna without the need to pull or cut the coaxial cable. Read More

METS 2014: Tru-Design's 10th visit to the METS

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Currently enjoying their 10th visit to the METS is Tru-Design, a New Zealand based company who are exhibiting their new, non-return valve range and discuss its extended ball valve offering. SuperYacht Times caught up with Managing Director Alan Maddox at the show, and discussed the impact of METS upon the company. Read More

Superyacht Bystander in Saint Tropez

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Built by JFA Yachts in 2006, the 42 metre superyacht Bystander features naval architecture by renowned Dutch company Vripack, with Rhoades Young Design responsible for both her interior and exterior designs. Her design is based on a 1930s workboat, and she is currently being used as a support vessel for the owner’s 39 metre J-Class yacht built by Camper & Nicholsons, Velsheda. Read More

In Pictures: The 180 metre Azzam, the world's largest yacht

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Lürssen​ superyacht Azzam made her maiden voyage recently. Delivered to her Abu Dhabi based owner towards the end of 2013, she was spotted in Gibraltar around two weeks ago after leaving the Lürssen shipyard, before setting sail for a stopover in Morocco this week. Read More

Admiral Yachts presents 145m Admiral X-Force

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Admiral Yachts recently presented their latest superyacht whilst at the Monaco Yacht Show this year, Admiral X-Force 145. Designed by Dobroserdov Design with interiors and the beach club area by Gian Marco Campino of GMC Design. The 145 metre yacht was also scaled down to a 3 metre model which was on display during the show. Read More

METS 2014: New Boat Builders Business Achievement Award announced

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) has announced at this years event a whole new set of awards; the Boat Builders Business Achievement Awards, offering boat builders a platform during the world’s largest annual gathering of marine equipment suppliers. Read More

Inauguration of new Amico & Co dock

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Over the last 18 months, Amico & Co has invested around €7,000,000 into their facilities, €6 million of which was dedicated to the dry-dock project. The remaining €1,000,000 was used to develop the electrical dock system of the shipyard from 1,9MW to 5,3MW. Read More

METS 2014: Carla Demaria presents key to success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

President of Monte Carlo Yachts, Board member of Italian Yachting Federation (UCINA) and the Board of Bénéteau Group and General Manager of Bénéteau Brand, Carla Demaria, delivered a compelling keynote speech at the opening ceremony of METS 2014 yesterday morning. Her speech focused on how the philosophy of adaptive evolution has paid dividends for her company. Read More

Superyacht Apostrophe sold

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship have sold the 39.7 metre Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe, in an inhouse deal. Apostrophe was originally built for an owner who was determined to create the finest superyacht imaginable in her size bracket.

METS 2014: Centrostile unveils latest projects

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Italian design company Centrostile Proto Design focuses on concept design, the generation of models and the building of moulds, all coordinated by a team of professionals backed by the most highly advanced technological systems. At the METS 2014 event, SuperYacht Times had a conversation with the company’s President, Davide Cipriani. Read More

METS 2014: New Floating Lounger by Mr Blue Sky unveiled

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The latest product from Belgian company Mr Blue Sky is ‘Jackie’, a highly conceptualised floating lounger with an ultra-strong, lightweight shell with a soft foam interior and flexible soft touch. The 8kg lounger can be used ashore thanks to the foot base, as well as offshore either out to sea behind the yacht, attached to the toy line, or even floating in the swimming pool. Read More

Superyacht Amadeus in Monaco

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Amadeus ​, seen here in Monaco in September,​ was built in 1969 by Neue Jadewerft as a research vessel. In 2006 she was converted into a private yacht by Jade Yachts ​ in Taiwan​. Her exterior redesign was ​done by Reymond Langton Design and Francois Zuretti ​styled her luxurious interior. Read More

METS 2014: Marine Equipment Trade Show kicks off

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

​The 2014 edition of the Marine Equipment Trade Show starts today, lasting until Thursday 20th November. The world’s largest show of its kind, METS will be welcoming over 20,000 marine industry professionals to the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. Read More

METS 2014: The winners of the 24th Design Award METS competition

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The winners of the 24th Design Award METS competition were announced this morning during the Breakfast Briefing before the first opening day of the show. There were a total of 116 entries from 23 countries around the world for the 2014 Awards, with 45 products making into the final judging rounds. Read More

METS 2014: Mini Leisure Guide to SuperYacht Night Amsterdam

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Our friends at Fair Promotion have put together a small leisure guide, that helps guests of Superyacht Night Amsterdam plan their evening prior to the party. SuperYacht Night Amsterdam will be held at a new venue, De Duif (Prinsengracht 754. in the heart of Amsterdam) and has a 350-person capacity. The events runs from 19:30 until midnight. Read More

Roberto Giorgi speaks at the Global Superyacht Forum

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Yesterday the 20th anniversary edition of the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) began ahead of METS, with over 400 participants in attendance. Executive Chairman of Fraser Yachts, Roberto Giorgi was one of the keynote speakers present, who spoke of growth and consolidation in the industry. Read More

The 20th edition of Global Superyacht Forum

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

​The 2014 Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) kicked off yesterday for its 20th anniversary edition with over 400 participants in attendance. The forum was inaugurated by Chairman Martin Redmayne, who started with a presentation focused on visions in regards to the 20th anniversary and the year, 2020. Read More

METS 2014: Talking to DMS at the METS

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

​At the METS this morning, I met up with DMS Holland's Arnold van Aken. DMS was just awarded a Special Mention at the 2014 DAME Awards for their AntiRoll system, which features retractable dual-axis curved low drag fins which provide stabilisation underway and at zero speed. DMS also won the Maritime Innovation award just two weeks ago. Read More

Razeto & Casareto at QIBS

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Razeto & Casareto recently attended the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) which took place in Lusail Marina, Doha. They shared their stand with Italian superyacht builder Amer Yachts. Read More

Details released about new Horizon RP110 Paradise

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

On October 16, we were the first to report the launch of superyacht Paradise, and the shipyard has just released more information about the yacht. Marking the largest yacht to be sold in Australia by the company, Horizon Yachts has announced the launch of 35.35 metre superyacht, Paradise, hull number three of the new RP110 raised pilothouse model. Read More

Speaking to B+V's Dr. Herbert Aly in Qatar

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blohm+Voss has built some of the most iconic yachts in the world. In the 90s the yard made waves with vessels such as Lady Moura and ECO, and more recently with A, Eclipse and Palladium. The yard introduced a new model at the Monaco Yacht Show this year, the 80 metre BV80. In Qatar I sat down with their Managing Director, Dr. Herbert Aly. Read More

METS 2014: Jefa Steering wins DAME Award 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

During the Breakfast Briefing before the opening of the Marine Equipment Trade Show today, the winner of the prestigious DAME Award 2014 was announced. Chairman of the jury, Bill Dixon presented the award to the Steering Traveller from Jefa Steering ApS of Denmark. Read More

Win an orange bike at SuperYacht Night Amsterdam

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

SuperYacht Company has announced that as part of the SuperYacht Night Amsterdam event being held tomorrow night during METS, guests will have the opportunity to win a typical Dutch (orange) bike in collaboration with SuperYacht Nights main sponsor HISWA Holland Yachting Group. With SuperYacht Company's recently rebranded orange logo, the price is the perfect give-away at this annual must-attend event. Read More

 

Superyacht of the Week: WinWin

Monday, 17 November 2014

The recently delivered sailing yacht from Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts is the Baltic 108 WinWin. Measuring 33 metres in length, she features naval architecture and design by Javier Jaudenes and interior design by Mark Tucker and his team at Design Unlimited. Read More

The CRN Maracunda in Doha, Qatar

Monday, 17 November 2014

Maracunda is a yacht that we do not get to see very often. She is often berthed in Doha, Qatar, in a commercial part of the port. The yacht was delivered in 1990 by Ancona based CRN, as a fully custom project. Since her launch, she has seen a number of refits, including one where she was lengthened. She received a new stern at MB92, that incorporated a swimplatform. Read More

Live from Qatar: Video of day two of the show

Monday, 17 November 2014

The five day Qatar International Boat Show, which was held at Mourjan Marinas, Lusail City, from November 11th to 15th, under the auspices of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, attracted more than 12,000 visitors, and exceeded everyone’s expectations, according to Snow Comms, the organisers of the event. Read More

Live from Qatar: QIBS organiser satisfied with the 2nd edition

Monday, 17 November 2014

With the second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show now ended, I looked back at the show with Faysal Mikati, Vice President of QIBS organiser Snow Comms. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with Gulf Craft's Erwin Bamps at QIBS

Saturday, 15 November 2014

"The idea is to expand the production capacity first and foremost. We have several sites in the Emirates and also in the Maldives. We have been continuously growing and despite the global recession we have been able to grow our market share." Read More

Live from Qatar: Q&A with Amer Yachts

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Permare Group was established in the ’70s and today the yard is best known for their Amer series. The Amer series currently includes models from 86, to 92, to 100 and 116 feet, altough their product range is expending, as Barbara Amerio tells me at the Qatar International Boat Show. Read More

Live from Qatar: German Ambassador visits show

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Germany’s Ambassador to Qatar, Angelika Renate Storz-Chakarji, paid a surprise visit to the Qatar International Boat Show which is being held this week at Mourjan Marinas, Lusail City, just north of downtown Doha. Fr. Storz-Chakarji visited both the Blohm + Voss and Lurssen stands. Read More

Live from Qatar: Luxury Projects exhibiting for the first time

Saturday, 15 November 2014

In 2008 Laura Pomponi founded Luxury Projects Design Studio and Atelier, headquartered in Ancona. Luxury Projects designs superyacht interiors, private jet interiors, as well as land based projects. The company is exhibiting for the first time in Qatar, and I sat down with Laura at the show. Read More

Live from Qatar: Rising demand for sailing Cats in Gulf Region

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sunreef Yachts is attending the upcoming Qatar International Boat Show, where they exhibit the 70 Sunreef Power Damrak II. Sunreef Yacht’s presence in this region is partly due to the growing interest in Sunreef`s catamarans around the great Persian Gulf, and this will mark the shipyard’s second participation in QIBS.

Live from Qatar: Pink Lady Charters service launched

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Ventura has launched Pink Lady Charters, Qatar’s first yacht charter exclusively for ladies and families has been officially launched at the second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show. The service, designed around the specific demands and requirements made by clients from this part of the world. Read More

Live from Qatar: On board the Tecnomar Nadara 26

Saturday, 15 November 2014

​Today, I visited one of the largest yachts at the Qatar International Boat Show, a 26 metre Tecnomar Nadara 26. The yacht is offered for sale by the owner directly, and has seen a steady stream of interested potential clients.  The yacht was delivered in 2010, and offers accommodation for up to 8 guests. Read More

Superyacht El Duende at the Marine Group shipyard

Friday, 14 November 2014

In September of this year, superyacht Piano Bar was sold to a new owner, and one of our readers has spotted her at the Marine Group shipyard in Chula Vista, on the US West Coast. The yacht, which has been renamed El Duende, is a 47 metre superyacht, built by the Picchiotti shipyard in 1982. Read More

Live from Qatar: Ulysse Nardin

Friday, 14 November 2014

Well known luxury brand Ulysse Nardin, is once again exhibiting at the Qatar International Boat Show. I sat down with Christophe Chorao, Managing Director Middle-East. Read More

Videoworks in Australia for the refit of 47.5m Aquamarina

Friday, 14 November 2014

The 47.5 metre superyacht from ISA, Aquamarina, has completed her refit in Australia. Italian company Videoworks worked together with the shipyard to undertake the refit, and recently flew three technicians direct to the superyacht in order to completely renew the hardware and software system. Read More

Live from Qatar: Photo gallery of Day 3

Friday, 14 November 2014

The second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show is taking place this week, at Mourjan Marina in Lusail City. The show will be open daily from 3.00pm to 9.30pm from 11-15 November 2014. Read More

DMS Holland awarded for AntiRoll Stabilisation system

Friday, 14 November 2014

DMS Holland were recently awarded the Maritime Innovation Award 2014 for their AntiRoll stabilisation system, an advanced system providing maritime stabilisation with ultimate balance both cruising and at zero-speed. Read More

Sanlorenzo Egypt opens in Hurghada - Red Sea

Friday, 14 November 2014

Sanlorenzo Egypt recently opened in the Hurghada region of the Red Sea. Local company Alkhalil Trading L.L.C will work with the Italian shipyard to introduce their yachts to Egyptian owners. The new Brand Representative office is located in Abu Tig Marina in the El Gouna resort, a popular yachting destination in the Hurghada region of the Red Sea. Read More

Felicita West sold and renamed Spirit of the C’s

Friday, 14 November 2014

Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 64 metre sailing yacht, Felicita West. Now named Spirit of the C’s, the vessel was built by Perini Navi in 2003 and features exterior designs by Nuvolari & Lenard. She is one of the world’s largest aluminium sailing yachts. Read More

Overmarine sells Mangusta Oceano 42

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Overmarine Group has announced the sale of the Mangusta Oceano 42, which was officially presented at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. Featuring designs by Alberto Mancini, the 42 metre yacht is one of the shipyards long range line vessels. She accommodates up to 12 guests and a total of 7 crew. Read More

The local Qatari superyacht Shamekh in Doha

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Shamekh was spotted this week at the The Pearl, in Doha, Qatar. She is a superyacht, based on a traditional Dhow hull. We believe she was converted at the Al Jadaf Drydock in Dubai around 2005 and we estimate she has a length in the region of 35 metres. Read More

Andrea Bocelli takes delivery of 22m motor yacht

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Gamma Yachts has announced the delivery of a 22.10 metre superyacht to the world renowned Italian opera singer, Andrea Bocelli. Named Libertas, the yacht is the third in the Gamma 20 ‘mini’ superyacht series and has been designed entirely by Vripack. Read More

Live from Qatar: Esenyacht present 50m superyacht design

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Esenyacht is currently making their debut appearance at the Qatar International Boat Show this year, which begun yesterday. The Turkish shipyard will reveal further details of a new 50 metre composite motor yacht which was announced last September. Read More

Product of the week: Hydromar's Seascape

Thursday, 13 November 2014

​One of the latest products from Netherlands based company, Hydromar Marine Equipment, is the SeaScape, a bathing platform for motor and sailing yachts ranging from 30-85 metres. The development of the SeaScape came as a means to supply the increasing demand from larger yachts for an extensive moving bathing platform. Read More

Meet The SuperYacht Media at the METS

Thursday, 13 November 2014

At the METS this year, SuperYacht Company, publishers of SuperYacht Times, and The Superyacht Report Group, will introduce Meet The SuperYacht Media. Meet The SuperYacht Media is a new initiative that invites exhibitors to stop by the Meet TheSuperYacht Media lounge, where they can share their latest news with the two leading media companies in the superyacht industry. Read More

Live from Qatar: Video of days 1 and 2

Thursday, 13 November 2014

This year’s Qatar International Boat Show is located at Mourjan Marina in Lusail City, just north of the capital Doha. The week long show will conclude on the 15th November. Read More

Photo Gallery of the second day of the QIBS

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Once again, SYT travelled to Qatar to attend the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS). The show exhibits a wide variety of superyachts, SYT's Maarten Janssen is at the show this week and has taken these photos of the event. Read More

Live from Qatar: Projects underway at Palmer Johnson

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Today, I met up with Palmer Johnson’s Russell Morris, at the 2014 Qatar International Boat Show, to discuss their current projects. “We are delivering the 48 Supersport next month in Florida”, Russell proudly says, “and hull number 2 is being infused tomorrow in Norway, after which she will be shipped to Sturgeon Bay, to be completed at our US yard". Read More

Live from Qatar: Benetti positive about the potential of the region

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Benetti Yachts Middle East is exhibiting for the second year at the Qatar International Boat Show. “I am happy to be here again. Actually I am very impressed by the development. I think it has double the size and I think even clients are more aware of this event. It is a good step forward”, Nabil El Jammal says.

Superyacht Al Adaid at the Pearl-Qatar

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Yesterday, I spotted superyacht Al Adaid, when the yacht departed the Porto Arabia, at the Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island in Doha spanning nearly four million square metres. The island is home to several superyachts. Al Adaid is a 35.5 metre Riva 115 Athena. Read More

First look onboard Benetti superyacht Edesia

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

In June 2014 we announced the launch of the latest Benetti Classic superyacht Edesia. At the time of her launch details were scarce, but the team at Burgess has just announced that she has been listed for sale at an asking price of €15,500,000, and has provided us with these interior photos. Read More

Live from Qatar: 2014 Qatar International Boat Show Opens

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) was inaugurated yesterday by H.E. the Minister of Economy and Trade, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al Thani. The ceremony saw the Minister cut a red ribbon to officially open the event. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with Nicholas Hopton at QIBS

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

During the VIP preview night of the Qatar International Boat Show which began today, I met with the British Ambassador to Qatar, Nicholas Hopton. Nicholas is former Ambassador to Yemen, and was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Qatar in July 2013. Read More

Live from Qatar: QIBS exclusive look on board 30m luxury dhow

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show began yesterday at Mourjan Marinas in Lusail City. Held from the 1tth - 15th November, I was given an exclusive look on board one of the show’s main attractions, a 30 metre luxury dhow. Sold to an unspecified buyer, the vessel was built in Qatar by Al Mannai Marine at the Al Khor Shipyard. Read More

Vitruvius Yachts & Oceanco announce 105m superyacht project

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Vitruvius Yachts have announced the design of a new 105 metre superyacht projec​t in collaboration with Dutch shipyard, Oceanco. The yacht will feature designs by Vitruvius with naval architecture by Philippe Briand and is set to be the largest Vitruvius yacht in the series to date. Read More

Photo Gallery of the first day of the QIBS

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Once again, SYT travelled to Qatar to attend the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS). The show exhibits a wide variety of superyachts, SYT's Maarten Janssen is at the show this week and has taken these photos of the event. Read More

Superyacht M5 departing San Diego

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Seen here departing San Diego, sailing yacht M5 (ex; Mirabella V) underwent an extensive 24 month refit at Pendennis, which was completed early 2014, to a new design by Ron Holland, her original designer. The refit included replacing the main engines, generators, switchboards, as well as parts of her 89 metre rig. Read More

First sponsor announced for International Superyacht Coatings Conference

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Coating Applications Products (CAP) Industrial B.V. in The Netherlands has been named as the first official sponsor of the International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC), which will be held 11 to 12 December 2014 in Amsterdam RAI. The company, a renowned supplier of low pressure paint spray equipment, signed the ISCC silver sponsor contract last week. Read More

More details revealed on Kusch/Vega Yachts project V853

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

​Last week SuperYacht Times announced the launch of the 100.80 metre superyacht project V853. Developed by Vega Yachts, the construction of project V853 (hull number 691) was undertaken by Kusch Yachts in Wewelsfleth, Germany. Other details revealed by Vega Yachts tell us that project V853 has a beam of 16 metres. Read More

The 180 metre Azzam on her maiden voyage

Monday, 10 November 2014

The 180 metre Azzam was delivered by Lürssen​ in October 201​3​, however, she remained at the yard until last week. The reason is not quite clear, but one explanation could be that her owner first wanted to complete her berth in Abu Dhabi, where her owner is from. Read More

Alloy Yachts launch superyacht Hey Jude

Monday, 10 November 2014

Alloy Yachts have launched project AY54, Hey Jude. The contract for this yacht was signed in the last week of August 2012. Hey Jude is a 44 metre Sorgiovanni Design displacement motoryacht. The project is first time this customer and his experienced team have built with Alloy Yachts. Read More

CMC Marine​'s​ focus​ on innovation

Monday, 10 November 2014

TItalian company CMC Marine begun life in 2005, when Alessandro Cappiello and Giustiniano Caggiano brought over 20 years of experience in the fields of engineering and naval architecture together. Read More

150m+ Superyacht arrives at Mariotti for outfitting

Monday, 10 November 2014

On the 26th of October, we were the first yachting publication to publish about the 150m+ superyacht, that was enroute to Mariotti to be completed. The yacht has now arrived at the yard in Genoa, where SYT managed to obtain these exclusive photos of the high volume yacht. The hull and superstructure of the yacht were constructed at Cantieri Visentini. Read More

Gulf Craft will showcase largest yacht at QIBS

Monday, 10 November 2014

Gulf Craft will showcase its largest-ever fleet of luxury yachts and boats at the 2nd Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) which takes place from November 11th. Gulf Craft's fleet includes the the largest superyacht at this year’s show, the Majesty 101 superyacht. Read More

Superyacht Noni sold

Monday, 10 November 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International have sold the 29.8 metre (97'9) superyacht Noni, in an in-house deal. Noni was built in 1999 by the Azimut yard, in their popular Jumbo 30-metre series, and accommodates 10 guests. Read More

Fourth Benetti Veloce 140 superyacht sold

Monday, 10 November 2014

Superyacht broker Dmitry Lukin of Merle Wood & Associates has announced the sale of the fourth Benetti Veloce 140 superyacht. The first Benetti Veloce 140 was delivered only three months ago and she made her first public appearance earlier this month at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The new Mulder 98 Flybridge

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The largest Mulder Flybridge ever built, the Mulder 98 Flybridge saw it’s global launch during the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show earlier this year.On a rainy, windy and cold October day, I stepped on board for a sea trial. Despite the weather, the ride was smooth, and above all, silent... Read More

The classic schooner Aschanti IV of Vegasack in Saint Tropez

Friday, 7 November 2014

The 34.80 metre Aschanti IV of Vegasack was built in 1954 by the German Burmester yard in Bremen. She had a major refit in 1991-1994 at Lürssen. Comprehensive works were performed on her hull and rigging – now using american spruce – and installing up to date technology, amongst others electrical and hydraulic winches. Read More

Construction begins on Columbus Liberty 32 metre

Friday, 7 November 2014

Just ahead of the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Italian shipyard Columbus Yachts announced the new design of the Columbus Liberty 32 metre. SuperYacht Times spoke to the Columbus team at the show, who informed us that the construction has just begun and completion is expected in just 11 months. Read More

Yachting Aftersales & Refit Experience returns for 5th edition

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Yachting Aftersales & Refit Experience (YARE) will once again return to Viareggio and Marina di Carrara, this time for the 5th edition of the show. Around 100 captains and yacht managers will be participating, with companies primarily hailing from Italy as well as a number of countries around the world. Read More

101 Metre superyacht V853 launched

Friday, 7 November 2014

The 101 metre Vega Yachts superyacht project V853 was launched by the German shipyard Kusch Yacht Bau yesterday. The yacht is designed by Vega Yachts, and her interior is designed by Studio Massari Architecture & Design. Read More

Sanlorenzo 60 Steel currently in build

Friday, 7 November 2014

The largest superyacht built to date from the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo, the 60 Steel, boasts designs by Stefano Natucci and is currently in-build. She has been sold to a Russian client and is scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2017. Read More

Sarp Yacht's 46 metre superyacht

Friday, 7 November 2014

Sarp Yacht’s inaugural superyacht project will be a 46 metre motor yacht. Currently nearing the end of her construction, she boasts interior designs by British designer, Adam Lay Studio, exterior designs by Osman Tanju Kalaycıoğlu, and naval architecture by Taka Yachts in collaboration with Osman Tanju Kalaycıoğlu. Read More

The Dutch flagged superyacht Lady Dee

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Dutch flagged superyacht Lady Dee, seen here at anchor in Russian Bay on the Greek island of Poros, was launched by Acico Yachts in 2012 and boasts naval architecture by Olivier F. van Meer, and an exterior by the Dutch designer Cor D Rover. The yacht is available for charter, and SYT's Maarten stepped on board in Greece in the spring of this year. Read More

Metalwork on first Bering 80 completed

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Bering Yachts have finished the metalwork on the first Bering 80 superyacht, and the outfitting of the yacht has now started. The heavy displacement motoryacht is part of the yard's Yachtship Series. The Bering 80 in designed by Sabdes Superyacht Design, and the yacht is designed for long range cruising. Read More

Sunreef Yachts exhibits 21.3m catamaran in Qatar

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Sunreef Yachts has announced they will be attending the upcoming Qatar International Boat Show held between the 11th and 15th November in Doha, where they will disclose further details of its custom power and sailing catamaran-superyachts as well as exhibit the 70 Sunreef Power Damrak II. Read More

Cheoy Lee's new Explorer 150

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Cheoy Lee Yachts Shipyard has recently announced the addition of a new model to their fleet, the Explorer 150. Created in conjunction with Overing Yacht Design, a model of the superyacht was exhibited at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last week. Read More

New Heli Hangar developed for Sea Axe vessels

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The teams at Dutch shipyards Damen and Amels have developed a fully enclosed hangar for the 67 metre superyacht, Sea Axe 6711. The shipyard’s developed the technical area for serious superyacht helicopter operations in response to feedback from a client. Read More

Guido de Groot Design Art Nouveau and Art Deco superyacht interiors

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Dutch design studio Guido de Groot Design has recently worked on two unique interior projects on board superyachts. Briefed with the two very different interior styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the company have successfully designed two challenging but spectacular superyacht interiors. Read More

Winter refit projects at Pendennis

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Pendennis informs us that they will be busy with several winter refit projects. The largest of them, is the refit of the 75.2 metre motor yacht Northern Star. Northern Star which will be based in the yard's outer dock and is the largest yacht yet, to undergo a refit at Pendennis. Read More

Video of seatrails of superyacht ROCK.IT

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Launched by Feadship in late August, superyacht ROCK.IT is now completing her final seatrials. The yacht is designed by Sinot Yacht Design, who also designed her interior, where dark precious woods and light stones are blended in a fantastically detailed classic modern interior. We plan to bring you an in-depth story on the yacht, early 2015. Read More

Three new letters of intent for Sunrise Yachts

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Sunrise Yachts had a highly successful Fort Lauderdale show, as the yard today announces that they have signed three new Letters of Intent (LOI) at the show. Guillaume Roché, Sunrise Yachts co‐founder and CEO tells us, the have signed LOI's a 45 metre, a sister ship to Atomic, a 50 metre and a 60 metre, designed by A. Vallicelli & Co, with 2017 and 2018 deliveries. Read More

Superyacht Project Steel at anchor

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Project Steel (ex: Galadriel; Miss Dana) was seen this summer in the clear waters off Poros in Greece, by SYT's Maarten. The yacht is a Bugari 100, built in 1993. The 30.40 metre yacht charters in Greece, and offers accommodation up to 12 guests, and a crew of 5. As her name suggests, she has a steel hull, and a aluminium superstructure. Read More

Video of the yachts arriving at FLIBS

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show celebrated its 55th edition this year. The world’s biggest in-water boat show will featured almost $4 billion worth of yachts and marine products across over 3 million square feet of exhibit space. This video shows some of those yachts arriving at the show. Read More

Vilanova Grand Marina appoints agents for the sale of superyacht berths

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Vilanova Grand Marina - Barcelona has announced Burgess and Inwards Marine as central agents for the sale of moorings in their Vilanova Grand Marina, located in the town of Vilanova. The agreement refers to all berths for superyachts available. Read More

Photo Gallery of the FLIBS

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Once again, SYT travelled to sunny Florida to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The show exhibits a wide variety of superyachts, and SYT's Merijn de Waard took this photos of the yachts that were exhibited at the various locations around the show. Read More

Yacht Intelligence reveal The Nemo Room

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Providing custom audio visual and control solutions for superyachts, Yacht Intelligence has announced a collaboration with IMAX Corporation to create the world’s first IMAX Private Theatre on board a superyacht. The concept aims to provide a groundbreaking private theatre experience where not only current... Read More

Location of Superyacht Night unveiled

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

SuperYacht Company will again host their annual network event in November during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). Rebranded as Superyacht Night Amsterdam, the event will take place in one of Amsterdam's landmark locations, De Duif. Read More

Sanlorenzo sells second 42 metre explorer

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Sanlorenzo Yachts recently announced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that they have sold the second hull in their 460EXP series. Designed for long range cruising, some of the key characteristics of the 42 metre explorer series include expansive volumes in comparison to her size... Read More

Odenwald Yacht Skills launch new website

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Offering surveying and consultancy services in the superyacht industry for more than 20 years, the German company, Odenwald Yacht Skills has announced the relaunch of a new website. The website has been divided into three main sections; yacht surveys, certifications and project services. Read More

Superyacht Lady Ellen in Poros

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

​The 38 metre Lady Ellen was built in Italy by Benetti SailDivision (not to be confused with the Benetti yard, also in Italy), in 1996. Seen here, cruising off the Greek island of Poros last summer, Lady Ellen comfortably accommodates 10 guests in five well appointed cabins. Read More

200 Exhibitors take part in the METS Superyacht Pavilion

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Two new superyacht builders have signed up to the METS. Amels, from Holland will be exhibiting again, for the first time since 2011, and Palumbo Malta Superyachts will be exhibiting for the first time. The organizers of the METS also tell us that 200 exhibitors have signed up to take part in the Superyacht Pavilion, a dedicated hall with associated educational and social networking programmes. Read More

In Pictures: The 115 metre Pelorus

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The 115 metre Lürssen Pelorus is designed by Tim Heywood and features an interior by Terence Disdale. The yacht was the third of seven superyachts built by Lürssen so far, designed by Heywood. Pelorus was built for a Middle Eastern owner who sold her to a well known Russian owner, who is his turn sold her in May 2011 to her current owners. Read More

First look on board Benetti's Veloce 140

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, SYT's Merijn visited Benetti's Veloce 140, the first yacht in Benetti's Class Fast Displacement range. We'll be featuring her in depth in a couple of weeks, but we can already share these first interior photos with you. The yacht features a highly customized interior, the work of the British studio Redman Whiteley Dixon, in collaboration with the owner's designer. Read More

Kismet docked in the centre of London

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The 95 metre superyacht Kismet, Lürssen's latest delivery, designed by Espen Oeino, is causing quite a stir in London, as she is docked in the centre of town, on the river Thames. Kismet's interiors, are the work of Pascale Reymond. Read More

Seatrialing the new Mulder 98

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

On a rainy, windy and cold October day, SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen seatrialed the 30 metre Mulder 98 Flybridge. Despite the weather, the ride was smooth, and above all, silent. Initially the Russian owner of the new Mulder 98 Flybridge requested a design for a 26 metre model. Read More

9.5 Metre superyacht tender by Younique Yachts

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Younique Yachts delivered a 9.5 metre superyacht tender to superyacht Yalla earlier this year. The Dutch company builds custom aluminium tenders, chase-boats and RIB’s. Talking about his business model, Egbert Wattel, owner of Younique Yachts, commented "We know the yards... Read More

Philippe Briand and Alloy Yachts unveil 46m sloop

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Philippe Briand has teamed up with Alloy Yachts, on the design for a 46m (151’) performance sloop. The yacht has been developed as a fully engineered turnkey project, with a range of personalised options. Pre-design and -engineering means a significant reduction in build time. Read More

The 40 metre superyacht Maestro

Monday, 3 November 2014

Designed by Luca Dini, the 40 metre superyacht Maestro was built in 2009 by Mondo Marine. She easily accommodates up to 10 guests over five luxurious cabins, consisting of 3 double and two twin cabins. Powered by 2 x 1500 hp MTU engines, she has a cruising speed of 15 knots, with a maximum speed of 16.5 knots. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The 73 metre Grace E

Monday, 3 November 2014

The third in the Picchiotti Vitruvius series from the Perini Navi Group, Grace E was launched earlier this year and made her world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Read More

32.30 Metre sailing yacht Carl Linne sold

Monday, 3 November 2014

​Stockbridge Yacht Brokers has sold the 32.30 metre sailing yacht Carl Linne, with Yachting Partners International introducing the buyers. Superyacht Carl Linne was built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2003 as Christoffel's Lighthouse and she was designed to replicate the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters, but with modern systems and performance. Read More

Esenyacht releases augmented reality app

Monday, 3 November 2014

Esenyacht has developed an augmented reality app in association with Swedish new media agency, 3D Interactive. The app allows users to view both the 50 metre sailing yacht, Troy, as well as the new 50 metre composite project, Taurus. Read More

Rossi Navi signs new contract for 62 metre superyacht

Monday, 3 November 2014

Rossi Navi has signed a new contract, for the construction of a 62 metre superyacht, known for the moment as project FR031. SYT's Merijn met up with Rossi in Fort Lauderdale this week, but due to a confidentiality agreement, the yard could only release a few details. Read More

Cor D. Rover and Fincantieri unveil project Skyback

Monday, 3 November 2014

Dutch superyacht designer Cor D. Rover has designed Fincantieri's latest concept superyacht, project SkybackThe yacht measures 80.4 metres, and her main feature is the huge aft deck pool, which can be fully enclosed, by a cleverly designed glass structure, which folds aways into the yachts superstructure, when not in use. Read More

Visiting Sarp Yachts in Turkey

Monday, 3 November 2014

Turkey’s Sarp Yacht shipyard is one of the largest and most modern facilities in the Free Zone of Antalya, Turkey. At 10,000m2, the company is designed for the new construction and refit of motor and sailing yachts of up to 70 metres in length. Their inaugural vessel, a 46 metre motor yacht, is already in build and due for delivery in middle of July 2015. Read More

The Amels superyacht Astrid Conroy

Friday, 31 October 2014

Astrid Conroy was built in 2006 by the Dutch yard Amels, to a design by Andrew Winch, and she is the predecessor of superyacht Madame Gu. She is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B DITA Diesels, and cruises at 16.5 knots. Since her launch, Astrid Conroy has always been a highly private yacht. Read More

The interior refit of superyacht Y

Friday, 31 October 2014

Dutch design company Guido de Groot Design has worked on a number of refit projects over the past few years. One of the company’s most recent refit projects include a project carried out at the Moonen shipyard facilities, as well as a refit of the 32 metre superyacht Y. Read More

Adam Voorhees reveals design for 70 metre ketch

Friday, 31 October 2014

​Designer Adam Voorhees has revealed images of his latest project, a 70 metre ketch. The project is being fully revealed at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week. One of the key points of focus in this design has been on the spatial planning and circulation as to ensure absolute privacy for the owner. Read More

Tansu Yachts signs order for 43m superyacht

Friday, 31 October 2014

Turkish shipyard Tansu Yachts has announced they have signed a new order for a 43 metre superyacht. The project is referred to as Project Cyclone, with the deal made just a few weeks after the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Yachts unveil plans for Sagitta 45

Friday, 31 October 2014

In addition to displaying two yacht projects at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Endeavour 42 and the Velsheda 50, Camper & Nicholsons has announced they will also unveil plans for a new sport cruiser, the 13.96 metre Sagitta 45. Read More

The International Superyacht Coatings Conference

Friday, 31 October 2014

The International Superyacht Coatings Conference will return to Amsterdam on 11th and 12th December 2014. The business-to-business event is organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss). Read More

Superyacht Out at anchor off Monaco

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Out was built by the Turkish shipyard Amtec in 2002 to a design of Soyaslan Design. The yacht has had major refits in 2009 and 2010. Out can comfortably accommodate 12 guests, served by a crew of 10, in a fresh and contemporary interior. The interior is designed by Salvagni Architetti, and features designer furniture by Poltrona Frau. Read More

Amsterdam’s Marine Equipment Trade Show 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The world’s largest show of its kind, METS will welcome over 20,000 marine industry professionals to Amsterdam in November for the 2014 edition of the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). The show provides a platform to network, exchange ideas and do business. Read More

Projects underway at Nautor’s Swan

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Nautor’s Swan has reported an especially busy period for the team located in Finland, with the company’s order book full. In addition to the recently delivered Swan 105 RC and Swan 60 FD, four Swan 115s, a Swan 60 RS and a Swan 80 RS are also currently in build, as well as various refit projects. Read More

Columbus Yachts shows 32m superyacht by Marco Casali

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Columbus Yachts has announced that their 32 metre superyacht project designed in collaboration with Marco Casali will be exclusively previewed at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show starting today. The main concept of the superyacht is freedom, states the shipyard. Read More

In Pictures: The 134 metre superyacht Serene

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Built in 2011 by Fincantieri Yachts, Serene is a 134 metre superyacht designed by the renowned Espen Oeino, with interior design by Reymond Langton Design. Serene is available for charter, starting at €1,600,000 per week, making her one of the most expensive charter yachts in the world. Read More

New custodians of the St. Barths and Newport Buckets

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Starting in 1986 with only a handful of competing yachts, the St. Baths and Newport Bucket Regattas has grown into a successful superyacht sailing event. Organisers of the event announced they have recently ‘passed the baton’ to a collective of four industry colleagues, Perini Navi, Royal Huisman, Vitters and Rybovich. Read More

The 120m superyacht Maryah on seatrials in Greece

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Superyacht Maryah is nearing completion in Elefsis, Greece and she is currently undergoing seatrails. You can follow the yacht's seatrials here. The 120 metre superyacht was launched earlier in 2014 by the Greek Elefsis Shipyard and we had published the first photo of her in May 2014. H2 Yacht Design designed both the interior and exterior of the superyacht. Read More

U-Boat Worx' new high performance HP Sport Sub 2

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Dutch submersible manufacturer, U-Boat Worx, has launched the HP Sport Sub 2, a high performance submersible easily accommodated on board any superyacht from 30 metres upwards. The HP Sport Sub 2 costs €1,000,000. Production models are scheduled for autumn 2015. Read More

New Perini superyacht projects unveiled

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Perini Navi Group has announced two new superyacht projects currently in development; Project C. 2196 and Project C. 2287.  Project C. 2287 is part of the new generation of Picchiotti motor yachts. Read More

Superyacht Tanusha at anchor

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

​The 36.48 metre, Tanusha, was built by Benetti in 2010, as part of their Benetti Classic series. She accommodates up to 12 guests over 5 en-suite staterooms, and is powered by twin 1,550hp MTU engines, which provide her with a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of 3,300 nautical miles. Read More

The New Zealand Millenium Cup 2015

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Celebrating its 15th year since the inaugural Cup in 2000, the New Zealand Millenium Cup will run from the 21st to 23rd January 2015 in the country’s Bay of Islands. Organised by the NZ Marine Export Group, the regatta will once again be handicapped to ISYR by Jim Teeters and will run concurrently with New Zealand’s biggest domestic regatta, Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Read More

Rob Doyle Design unveils 46m performance ketch

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Irish design company Rob Doyle Design has designed a 46 metre ketch that emphasise performance levels. The deck styling incorporates the interior with the exterior with a low glass wraparound superstructure, which enables a large sky deck. She will accommodate guests over 5 cabins, including a large master’s cabin. Accommodation will also be provided for crew over 4 cabins. Read More

The A Group unveils new 100 metre superyacht design

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The A Group has released designs for a new superyacht, the A400. Designed for cruising in the relatively shallow waters of the Bahamas, the 100 metre project boasts a draft of 4 metres and a speed of 20 knots. Built to the LY3 code, the A400 offers a large volume of 3600 GRT. Read More

Esenyacht unveils project Taurus

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Turkish shipyard Esenyacht have recently released new renderings of their current superyacht project, the 50 metre Taurus. Swedish design company, Mannerfelt Design Team (MDT), are working with Esenyacht to develop the yacht. Read More

Westport superyacht Harmony sold

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Moran Yacht Ship have sold the 2010 Westport Harmony, a 49.7 metre superyacht with accommodations for 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Burger Yacht Sales introduced the new owners. Harmony was listed at $ 33,750,000. Read More

Perini Navi Group and Rybovich sign Authorised Service Facility Agreement

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Both companies of the Perini Navi Group, Perini Navi and Picchiotti, have signed an Authorised Service Facility Agreement with service and refit company, Rybovich. The agreement aims to formalise and intensify their global collaboration to provide professional service and support to the fleet of Perini Navi and Picchiotti yachts on both sides of the Atlantic. Read More

The 51m superyacht Umbra refit in New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The 51 metre Umbra is currently undergoing a refit in Whangarei’s Oceania Marine in New Zealand. Auckland based company, Diverse Projects, have been chosen as the owner’s representative. The project is expected to take around three months in total, , and will include fitting a removable helicopter deck and the structure to support it while adding... Read More

Superyacht Inception at anchor

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Inception is a 50 metre displacement superyacht built by Heesen, to a design by Omega Architects. At the time of her launch back in 2008, she was called Man of Steel, and at that time, she was the largest yachts launched at Heesen. Inception sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins, 1 twin cabin. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: ISA's Silver Wind

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Launched by Italian shipyard, ISA Yachts, earlier this year, the 43.63 metre superyacht Silver Wind is the shipyard’s inaugural ISA 140’. The first yacht to be constructed with the combination of water jets and hybrid propulsion as well as one of the first yachts using variable rpm generators, her defining features include very high performance coupled with low consumption. Read More

Interview with Guillaume Roché, CEO at Sunrise Yachts

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Earlier this month, I visited Sunrise Yachts in Turkey, where I met up with Guillaume Roché, CEO at Sunrise Yachts. We discussed his current orders, the importance of a Turkish Shipyard Association and his plans for the future.  Read More

New key shareholder at Royal Huisman

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Royal Huisman has announced that Doeksen Shipyard Holding, led by Royal Doeksen, has become a key shareholder. Royal Huisman CEO Alice Huisman will continue in her current role as a valued shareholder and will be joined on the board by Royal Doeksen Managing Director Jan Willem Doeksen. Read More

Exclusive: Hulls of two new Feadships moved to the yard

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

One of our readers has send us these photos of a brand new Feadship, one of two yachts which were being transported to the Feadship shipyard in Aalsmeer, where they will be completed. We believe there are actually three of these identical superyachts currently under construction at the famous Dutch yard. Read More

Exclusive: 150m+ yacht underway at Mariotti

Sunday, 26 October 2014

This high volume superyacht, which I estimate to be around 150 metres, is currently enroute to Italy, to be completed by the Mariotti yard in Genoa. It could be that the yacht is a new yacht for the Omani royal family, although this is unconfirmed. The hull and superstructure of the yacht were constructed at Cantieri Visentini. Read More

Helicopter taking off from superyacht Global

Friday, 24 October 2014

Lürssen's Global (ex: Kismet), was launched in 2007, and was sold last year to her current owner. Her new owner had the yacht refitted at Lürssen, which included the repaint of the hull in a light grey colour. Further changes included enhancements to her helicopter deck, which is now significantly larger. Read More

Sanlorenzo Spa appoint new Group President

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo Spa has recently appointed a new Group President / General Manager, Ferruccio Rossi. Commenting on his new role with the shipyard, Rossi stated, "I am very glad to join the Sanlorenzo shipyard, a growing company with a prestigious tradition and a very important.... Read More

The 2014 Vilanova Crew Party a success

Friday, 24 October 2014

Last week saw Barcelona celebrate with a party dedicated to captains and crews at Vilanova Grand Marina. More than 250 guests from various superyachts moored in the Barcelona area ensured the event was one of the liveliest crew parties in October. Guests and crew alike made up various live music groups. Read More

New 8 metre Tendershipyard 85 Open

Friday, 24 October 2014

The latest tender to be introduced by the French company Tendershipyard is the Tendershipyard 85 Open. The new 8 metre tender will be on board the 63 metre superyacht Irimari, which is currently being built at the Sunrise Shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. The tender is designed with a central console, forward VIP and a sun bathing area on the stern. Read More

Chris-Craft to debut Catalina 34 at FLIBS

Friday, 24 October 2014

U.S. shipbuilder Chris-Craft has announced the 10.36 metre Catalina 34 will make her debut at a press conference during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the end of the month. The Catalina 34 is the largest addition to the Catalina line and will be powered by triple Mercury 300 HP Verado outboard engines along with dual 16 inch multi-touch Simrad NSO evo2 displays at the helm. Read More

Sunrise Yachts and John Staluppi market first hull of 68m Skyfall Series

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Skyfall series of superyachts was introduced earlier this year by Turkish shipyard, Sunrise Yachts. Since then, a reportedly remarkable level of interest has been generated by the project, leading to American philanthropist, yacht builder and car magnate, John Staluppi and his wife Jeanette, making the decision to market the first superyacht in the series, Project Skyfall. Read More

Feadship superyacht Jana sold

Friday, 24 October 2014

Edmiston has sold the 46 metre Feadship Jana, with Burgess introducing the buyers. Jana offers 2 full-beam staterooms, with ensuite (the master stateroom having his and hers baths). Three additional ensuite staterooms offer luxurious accommodation for 10 guests. Two of these staterooms offer additional pullman berths, so that up to 12 can be accommodated if needs be. Read More

Superyacht Ace off Antibes

Thursday, 23 October 2014

We just can't get enough of superyacht Ace. This 87 metre yacht was built in 2012 by the German Lürssen shipyard, and her unique lines and beautiful interior were both created by Andrew Winch Designs. Ace features accommodation for 12 guests in 6 spectacular staterooms. Read More

Nominations for the 24th Design Award METS announced

Thursday, 23 October 2014

45 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the jury of the Design Awards METS (DAME) 2014 competition. A total of 116 entries from 23 nationalities were received this year. Out of the 45 products nominated, seven Category Winners will be chosen as well as one Overall Winner. Read More

Moonen Shipyards appoints new sales manager

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Moonen Shipyards has announced the addition of a new manager to its sales team. Onno Laarhoven joins fellow sales manager Johan Dubbelman just as the Dutch shipyard has sold two of its new Caribbean series yachts over recent months. Read More

Rumours about a 222 metre superyacht project

Thursday, 23 October 2014

For some weeks now, we have been hearing rumours about a 222 metre project, project Triple Deuce. We asked the broker involved in this project, to comment. “Project Triple Deuce is about to set the world on fire as not only the largest private yacht ever built, coming in at a whopping 222 meters (728.4’), but also the most expensive... Read More

Gulf Craft invests $100 million in new yard

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Gulf Craft has announced it will be opening a brand new facility in Dubai Maritime City (DMC), an investment worth $100 million, taking place over the next five years The new facility will be used exclusively to build superyachts. Read More

Pepón Garriga-Nogués passes away

Thursday, 23 October 2014

One of the first people working at Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92), Pepón Garriga-Nogués passed away at the age of 56 following a long battle with cancer. Pepón Garriga-Nogués was the Managing Director of MB92 from 1991 to 1999, during which he made a great contribution to the success of the company.

53 Metre trimaran superyacht underway at Latitude Yachts

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Latitude Yachts have announced the sale of the 53 metre long trimaran, named Galaxy, designed by Coste Design & Partners. The construction of the yacht is well underway at the Latvia based shipyard. The tri-deck yacht is powered by twin 2600hp MTU 16V 2000 M94 diesels that ensure a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots. Read More

The ketch Mari-Cha III off Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The 44.7 metre ketch Mari-Cha III, seen here in September at anchor off Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, was built By Sensation Yachts in 1997. She is designed by Philippe Briand and John Munford Design created the concept for her light interior design, which interestingly can be partially dismantled to reduce weight for when she is racing in regatta's. Read More

The refit of the 35 metre superyacht Koi

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Built in 2011 by New Zealand based shipyard McMullen & Wing, the 35.05 metre superyacht Koi (ex. Surprise) has recently completed a substantial refit. Purchased by her current owner at the end of 2011 to be used as a charter yacht, she has been rigorously updated and modernised with the aim of rebranding the vessel. Read More

Lürssen to deliver three yachts at the end of 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

German shipyard Lürssen has announced that they will deliver three more yachts at the end of 2014 between October and December; the 66 metre Ester III, the 95 metre Kismet and the 104 metre Quantum Blue. Ester III (Project Green) has been designed by Espen Oeino, giving the yacht a masculine appearance as specified by the owner. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: 30m superyacht Sofia II

Wednesday, 22 October 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 30 metre superyacht, Sofia II. Read More

Trio of new solar hybrid multi-hull superyachts

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Eramotive has presented a new trio of new solar hybrid multi-hull superyachts, the Iris Series. The series presents vessels of three different lengths; 45 meters over three decks, 75 meters over five decks, and 125 meters over seven decks. The elliptical shape was chosen for its timelessness as well as its allowance for much more voluminous interior spaces. Read More

Interview with Riza Tansu of Tansu Yachts

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tansu Yachts in a Turkish superyacht designer, and builder. So far, the yard has successfully delivered superyachts Ceylan, Nomade (now called Bar Tender), Only Now, Alyssa and So’Mar, as well as a large number of smaller vessels, all known for their uber-cool styling. SYT’s Merijn de Waard met up with company founder Risa Tansu, at his design office in Istanbul. Read More

Pink Lashings to support Breast Cancer Research

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The global marine transport company Peters & May has come up with a novel way to show its support for the charity Breast Cancer Clinical Trials (BCCT). The ‘Pink Lashings’ campaign uses its specially manufactured pink lashings to secure yachts during shipment with the aim of raising £25,000 for the charity. Read More

Preview of superyachts for sale at FLIBS

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show celebrates its 55th edition this year. The world’s biggest in-water boat show will feature almost $4 billion worth of boats and marine products across over 3 million square feet of exhibit space. We highlighted 5 yachts which we think will be well worth visiting at the show. Read More

Overmarine sells second Mangusta 110

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Overmarine Group has announced the sale of the second unit of the new Mangusta 110 series. The new model has some new aesthetic and structural external areas at bow and stern. She comes in a four cabin layout that easily accommodates up to 9 guests in total. Read More

The 73.5 metre superyacht Siren in the bay of Saint Tropez

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The 73.5 metre superyacht Siren was spotted by SYT's Maarten earlier this month in Saint Tropez. The yacht was built in Germany by Nobiskrug in 2008, to a design by Newcruise Yacht Projects, who are also responsible for her contemporary interior. Read More

Southern Spars delivers 93 metre masts to The Netherlands

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Southern Spars has delivered two 93 metre masts to the Tripp designed 85 metre yacht under construction at Vitters Shipyard and Oceanco. This powerful rig lead to the custom development of winches, up to 40 tons, furlers and ground-breaking masts and rigging. Read More

Interview with Ed Dubois

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Dubois Naval Architects, founded in 1977, has been at the centre of world yacht design for many years. I met up with Ed Dubois, at the Monaco Yacht Show, where his latest project, a 58 metre sailing yacht with Royal Huisman, was unveiled. Read More

Lürssen's Lime Light to undergo refit at Feadship

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

We have noticed that superyacht Lime Light's AIS signal has showed up, in Makkum, in the location of one of the Feadship shipyards. This could mean that Lime Light will undergo a refit at the Feadship facility, as the first yacht that is not a Feadship to use the yard's services. Read More

The House of Feadship opens in Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Feadship is to open The House of Feadship, close to the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. From October 30 to November 3, this specially hired mansion will to welcome owners and potential clients during the show. Read More

Seen in Turkey, the 41 metre superyacht Desire

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SYT's Merijn de Waard spotted the 41 metre superyacht Desire in Palmarina in Turkey earlier this month. The project started out at the Peri yard, however, after the shipyard seized its activities, the yacht was moved to Karides Yachts to be completed. It is believed she was launched early 2013. Read More

Historic Superyachts: Nahlin from 1930

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

In this series of articles, we look back at some of the most iconic yachts from the past, which have all be restored to their former glory. The first yacht in the series is also the largest, the 91 metre Nahlin. Read More

Video of the lengthened superyacht Icon

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ICON Yachts has released this video of superyacht Icon, which was recently lengthened by the very same shipyard who originally built her. A five metre transom extension has given the yacht a new length of nearly 68 metres. Read More

Mingfa 5th Benetti Supreme 132 to be delivered

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Launched this summer, Mingfa is the 5th Benetti Supreme 132 to be delivered. Mingfa was delivered on August 10th. The yacht made her debut just weeks after her launch, at the Cannes Yachting Festival.The Supreme 132 model was first unveiled in 2011, and the first yacht that was delivered in the series was Petrus II, followed by Oryx and Galaktica. Read More

Pon Power joins SuperYacht Night Amsterdam

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SuperYacht Company has announced that Pon Power Caterpillar will act as the product partner for the upcoming SuperYacht Night Amsterdam.Pon Holdings is a family owned business which employs approximately 13,000 people at over 250 branches across 27 countries. Read More

Superyacht Diamonds are Forever in Nice

Monday, 20 October 2014

Diamonds Are Forever was launched in 2011 by Benetti, for a highly experienced owner, who always names his yachts after James Bond movies. The 61 metre yacht features a highly ornate signature Evan K Marshall interior. She features two panoramic master suites and four guest staterooms. Read More

Jamie Edmiston becomes Chief Executive of Edmiston

Monday, 20 October 2014

Nicholas Edmiston, founder of Edmiston, is to step back from the day-to-day management of the business. Jamie Edmiston has become Chief Executive, with Nicholas serving as Chairman. Nicholas Edmiston commented: “I have been involved in the yacht business for over 45 years. I am very proud to have built a business that stands for quality... Read More

Les Voiles de St Barth 2015

Monday, 20 October 2014

The next edition of Les Voiles de St Barth will be held from 13 - 18 April 2015 in the Port of Gustavia. Next years edition will mark the 6th anniversary of the regatta, and will include four days of high-performance racing, concerts, and special events. Read More

Visiting the Naval Yachts yard in Turkey

Monday, 20 October 2014

Turkish shipyard, Naval Yachts, were established as a shipbuilder four years ago, but begun in 2008 as a designing and engineering centre. It was the opening of a new boatyard in Antalya in 2010 that transformed the company into what it is today - one of Turkey’s most exciting young shipyards. SYT's Merijn visited the yard last week. Read More

Superyacht Passe Partout sold

Monday, 20 October 2014

Dahm International has found a buyer for the 42 metre Jongert superyacht Passe Partout, which was listed for sale with Camper & Nicholsons International. The vessel was built in 2000, and had been cruising around the world with her original owner, who has always been kept in excellent condition. Read More

Superyacht Garuda sold

Monday, 20 October 2014

Jurgen Koch in the Palma office of Fraser Yachts has sold sailing yacht Garuda, with Dahm International acting on behalf of the buyers.. The 30.48 metre sloop was built by Nautor Swan in 1986 to a design of Jon Bannenberg and with naval architecture by Ron Holland Design. Read More

Construction of the Admiral C Force 50m underway

Monday, 20 October 2014

Last Tuesday an official ceremony was held marking the official start of the construction of the Admiral C Force 50 metre superyacht. The vessel is a steel and aluminum full displacement yacht, designed by Uniellé in cooperation with the Group Centro Stile, and she is scheduled for a delivery in the summer of 2016. Read More

The refit of classic Feadship superyacht Santa Maria

Monday, 20 October 2014

Following the recent arrival of the 32.89 metre classic Feadship Santa Maria (ex. Sea Star II; R.M. Eagle; Bystander), back to the Netherlands, SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen visited the project with her owner, who spoke openly about the future plans for his classic superyacht. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The 40 metre Solaris

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Built in 2014 by Princess Yachts International, the 40.16 metre motor yacht Solaris is a tri-deck semi custom vessel boasting interior designs by British designer Mark Berryman, with exterior styling undertaken by Princess. She is finished spectacularly in hand-picked oak timber. Read More

Superyacht Calex in San Diego

Friday, 17 October 2014

Superyacht Calex arrived in San Diego two days ago, where she was seen by SYT reader George Schneider. The yacht is a Westport 164, that was delivered in 2013. The yacht is designed by Donald Starkey, who also penned the interior for this yacht. Read More

Looking back at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

The 2014 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show was another resounding success, displaying a record exhibition of 115 superyachts afloat and 510 companies in total. Although numbers of visitors saw a slight drop from 33,730 in 2013 to 32,921 in 2014, organisers of the show assert... Read More

Dahm International expanding

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dahm International has announced the recent addition of several new yachts to its Central Agency portfolio, widening the company’s variety of superyachts available. The announcement comes within the first six months of new management at their superyacht brokerhouse in Spain. Read More

Video of superyacht Asolare at Front Street Shipyard

Friday, 17 October 2014

Front Street Shipyard has welcomed superyacht Asolare to their facility, for a Lloyd's survey, new paint and some maintenance work. Asolare (ex: Scheherazade) is a 47.15m (154.7ft) ketch, designed by Bruce King Yacht Design, Inc. with Andrew Winch Designs of London, England designing the interior.​​ Read More

Superyacht DRD spotted in Turkey

Friday, 17 October 2014

Launched in 2013, superyacht DRD is one of the most unusual superyachts launched that year. The catamaran was built by Mengi Yay in Turkey, as project NB84, and measures 32 metres. SYT's Merijn de Waard spotted her last week in Turkey, where he took these photos. Not much is known about her, and we believe she is being kept very private by her owners. Read More

Fraser Yachts appoints new Commercial Director

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fraser Yachts has announced their new Commercial Director of Fraser Yachts Europe - Vassilis Fotilas. Fotilas will oversee all commercial activities related to sales, charter, yacht management and new construction in Europe and Fraser Yachts’ partner offices. Born in Athens, Greece, Fotilas studied in the UK before completing his military duties in the Hellenic Navy. Read More

Turkey’s new superyacht marina, Palmarina Bodrum

Friday, 17 October 2014

Bought in 2011 and reconstructed by Palmali Group, Palmarina Bodrum is Turkey’s latest rising superyacht marina. Serving customers since 2013, the marina is located on the Turkish Riviera, and is helping to transform the perception of the region. The marina has a mooring capacity for 710 boats in total... Read More

Oceanco's Y710 on seatrials

Friday, 17 October 2014

Oceanco’s 10th superyacht of the Y series, the 88.5 metre long Y710, has lately undergone her first sea trials. Launched in august this year she features exterior design by Espen Øino with Azure Naval Architects, in collaboration with Oceanco’s in-house team, responsible for naval architecture and engineering.​​ Read More

Mogambo, Nirvana and Lady Moura in Antibes

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Three impressive superyachts in one photo, taken at the International Yacht Club d'Antibes. The smallest of the three, is Mogambo, although at 74 metres, she can hardly be called small. She was launched in 2012 by Germany-based shipyard Nobiskrug to a design by Reymond Langton. Read More

Mourjan Marinas Lusail City expanding capacity

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Doha’s marina Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City is expanding in response to increasingly high demand for more berths in Qatar. Construction is now underway on 49 new modern floating berths, which will bring the marina’s total offering to 142 berths. Interestingly, these additional berths are all for smaller sized vessels. Read More

Danah Explorer relaunched following major refit

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The 67 metre Danah Explorer has been relaunched by YachtProjects International following an extensive four-month refit in South Africa. The refit added an addition deck, solely for the owner’s use, including a gym, spa, private lounge and owner’s stateroom. Read More

Stephens Waring design 44 metre sailing yacht

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Stephens Waring have released details about their 44 metre Anthem project. Anthem has been designed for extended family cruising as well as aggressive charter programs supported by a professional crew. The designers have commented: "She features a seamless blending of indoor and outdoor... Read More

Sunrise Yachts delivers superyacht Atomic

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sunrise Yachts has delivered their second superyacht last week, to her Northern American owner. Studio Scanu designed the 44.85 metre Atomic, and she features an interior by Franck Darnet Design. Superyacht Atomic's contemporary décor features light veneers and a bright colour scheme. Read More

Mayra Yachts launch first vessel and work continues on 50m superyacht

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Last week I visited the Antalya based shipyard, Mayra Yachts, and I was given a tour of the facility and introduced to two projects; a 19 metre trawler motor yacht just about to be launched, as well as the 49.99 metre superyacht Euphoria. Mayra Yachts was established in 2012 by the Prince Group, who mainly operate in the tourism industry. Read More

MCP's new 106 Limited Edition launched

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Brazilian shipyard MCP has recently launched a new superyacht, in their new 106 Limited Edition line. The yacht measures 32.31 metres, and is designed to cruise at around 20 knots, with a 24 knot top speed, using twin 1825hp Caterpillar C32 engines, which use just 83 litres an hour, when cruising at 10.8 knots. Read More

Baltic 108 WinWin delivered

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Baltic Yachts has announced the successful delivery of the 33 metre superyacht WinWin to her owner. She boasts interior designs by Mark Tucker and his team at Design Unlimited. Her lines were drawn by Javier Jaudenes, and she is built to cruise comfortably with limited crew. Read More

Horizon Yachts launch Horizon RP110 Paradise

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Horizon Yachts has launched another Horizon RP110. The new yacht is named Paradise, and is built for an Australian owner. The yacht is currently undergoing seatrials, and after these have been finished, she will then be shipped to Perth for delivery before Christmas. Read More

Tripp 85 metre yacht under construction at Vitters Shipyard and Oceanco

Thursday, 16 October 2014

In January, we already published about a large sailing yacht, being constructed by two shipyards in The Netherlands, Vitters and Oceanco. Until today, both yards remained tight lipped about this project. Today, the yards finally confirmed the joint construction of this 85 meter performance sailing yacht. Read More

First photo of 62 metre Benetti FB264

Thursday, 16 October 2014

In May of this year I visited the Benetti yard in Livorno, which had just launched the 62 metre superyacht project FB264. Unfortunately, whilst I was at the yard, I was not allowed to take a photo of her. I just found this photo of the yacht on the public photo website Flickr, so we are now finally able to share this news with you. Read More

ICON Yachts receives order for 75.80 metre project ICON 250

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dutch superyacht builder ICON Yachts has received the order for the 75.80 metre project ICON 250. The project, designed by Tim Heywood, will be completed to Dutch quality standards and is scheduled to be completed early 2017. Read More

The sailing yacht Queen Nefertiti in Saint Tropez

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Queen Nefertiti, named after after the beautiful Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, is a 41.58 metre steel hulled motorsailer, which was built by the Astilleras y Talleras Celaya Shipyard in Bilboa, Spain, in 1985. Designed by Sparkmans Stephens, she offers accommodation up to 8 guests in 4 guest cabins. Read More

Benetti Veloce 140’ to debut at FLIBS

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The 42.67 metre superyacht Veloce 140’ will make her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014. The latest vessel in the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range features exterior styling and concept by Stefano Righini, with an interior by RWD-Redman Whitely Dixon in collaboration with the owner’s designer. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza a success

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Riviera Yacht Support annual Golf Bonanza returned for its 5th edition on 3rd October. The event was hosted at the Grande Bastide Golf Course, France, with Monaco Marine remaining the events Premium Sponsorship Partner as in previous years. The 2014 edition of the event saw the largest turnout to date, with 112 golfers and 143 guests attending for lunch. Read More

Baltic launches superyacht Doryan

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Baltic Yachts has launched their 116 footer, named Doryan. The owner wanted a high-performance cruiser for taking his family sailing in the Mediterranean. With naval architecture by judel/vrolijk, the Baltic 116 features a deckhouse with a carbon fibre bimini hard for plenty of protection from the sun. Read More

The Sea Arrow 98 superyacht concept

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Italian design studio, Verme Projects, have released details of their latest superyacht concept, the Sea Arrow 98. One of the notable features of the vessel will be vast outdoor spaces. The exterior and interior layouts are both strictly linked with long, arched fashion plates, a trademark design feature of the company since 2004. Read More

Cogs 4 Cancer yachting charity event

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Organised by Ben Young, MD of Sunseeker Superyacht Management, the annual charity event Cogs 4 Cancer took place recently, where a grand total of €250,000 was raised in total. Consisting of a gruelling six day bike ride across Italy and the South of France, the ride begun on the 5th October with a 156 km journey from Ancona to Forli. Read More

ISA unveils Omega designed Yara superyacht

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Yara 44 is the latest 44 metre project from ISA Yachts, designed in collaboration with Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Main characteristics of the superyacht include light spaces from the full height windows, speed in combination with efficiency and range, and an open main deck rather... Read More

Vitters signs order for 33m superyacht

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Known as MM33 for the moment, Vitters Shipyard signed a new 33 metre sloop sailing yacht. The yacht is designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with interiors by Design Unlimited. Special attention is being given to the engineering of the composite structure to minimise weight. Read More

Superyacht Ester II in Cap d'Ail

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The owner of this 51 metre Codecasa is currently awaiting the delivery of a much larger yacht, the brand new 66 metre Lürssen Ester III. Ester III is a custom design, developed specifically for this client. Ester II however is one in a series of 10 (close) sisterships. Read More

Superyacht Namaste sold

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Peter Insull Yacht Marketing has sold Namaste, the 40 metre Tamsen, with Fraser Yachts acting on behalf of the buyers. Launched by Tamsen Yachts in 2008, the 40 metre superyacht Namaste features an innovative interior that blurs the edges between indoor and outdoor living. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons International sells 32.50 metre Bolero

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International has sold the 32.50 metre Bolero, an elegant, modern classic from Far Ocean & Bolero Yachts in South Africa. The sale was an inhouse deal for CNI. Read More

Superyacht coatings processes take centre stage at ISCC

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

As the finish of a superyacht is of paramount importance to the success of the overall project, the process takes up a significant share of both building time and costs. However, concerns have been raised in the industry regarding the evaluation of the coating’s finish. In response to this, the upcoming International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC), which will be held on 11 to 12 December 2014 at Amsterdam RAI, will present a new Registered Marine Coatings Inspector course (RMCI) that is designed to change the status quo of coatings inspection. Read More

Interview with Slim Bouricha of LYNX Yachts

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Lynx Yachts is a new Dutch shipyard, set up by Slim Bouricha. The yard delivered two yachts to date, the 33.9 metre Heliad II, and the 24 metre support vessel YXT One. We sat down with this experienced owner, to discuss the idea behind setting up a new yard. Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Pumpkin doing 30 knots

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Pumpkin is Overmarine's 9th Mangusta 165. She was delivered in 2014, and was aseen a couple of weeks ago, doing around 30 knots off Gibraltar. The vessel boasts a new propulsion system with 4 MTU 16V 2000 M94 2600hp engines, 4 Rolls Royce/Kamewa NP (new pump) waterjets and 4 Seakeeper stabilizers. Read More

HISWA Holland Yachting Group joins SuperYacht Night Amsterdam as main sponsor

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

SuperYacht Company, publishers of SuperYacht Times, will again host their annual network event on 19 November 2014 during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). HISWA Holland Yachting Group has recently joined SuperYacht Night Amsterdam as the main sponsor. Read More

The 62 metre superyacht Esmeralda in Greece

Monday, 13 October 2014

The 62 metre superyacht Esmeralda (ex: Luisella; Maria Alexandra; Taoey) was seen this summer, cruising the Mediterranean in Poros, Greece. Built in 1981 by Codecasa, she has been excellently maintained throughout her lifetime. She accommodates up to 22 guests and is owned by a well known Greek family, who have also owned other yachts in the past. Read More

Admiral Sail Wave series unveiled

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Admiral Sail Wave series was officially unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show last month. Being developed with Philippe Briand Ltd., the series will include yachts ranging from 38 to 60 metres, all built in aluminium. Read More

Job opening with Lobanov Naval Design

Monday, 13 October 2014

Igor Lobanov is inviting exterior designers and interior architects to join his team in his Italian design studio. Lobanov Naval Design is a young awards winning company specialized in designing superyachts. Igor Lobanov opened his studio 7 years ago initially in Moscow and later moved to Turin, Italy. Read More

Heinen & Hopman going green

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Netherlands based company Heinen & Hopman have been in business since 1965, but never has it been more important than right now to pay attention to sustainability and the environment. The company have fully recognised this, and as a result devote a substantial amount of time and effort to ensuring that Heinen & Hopman are doing everything they can to reduce their impact on the environment, as well as helping clients to easily reduce theirs, too. Read More

The METS Young Professionals Club

Monday, 13 October 2014

The METS Young Professionals Club (YPC) was introduced to METS in 2011, and aims to bring together people aged 35 or younger at the show for a specially designed programme to encourage and evoke inspiration in the younger generation of the industry. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: The 23.99m OS

Monday, 13 October 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 23.99 metre superyacht, OS. Read More

Superyacht Kivircik sold

Monday, 13 October 2014

A1 Yacht Trade Consortium has announced the sale of superyacht Kivircik, in an inhouse deal. Built by Mengi Yay in 2009, Kivircik is powered by two 2040HP MTU 12V4000 engines. She has a cruising speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 25. Kivircik sleeps 12 guests in 1 Master double, 2 VIP doubles. 2 guest singles and 1 Pullman berth all ensuite. Read More

Interview with Sietse Koopmans of Zeelander Yachts

Monday, 13 October 2014

Zeelander is a company that was founded in the province of Zeeland, Holland in 2002, which is also where the name derives from. In 2008 the first yacht was introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show. I sat down with Sietse Koopmans of Zeelander, at this year’s Monaco show. Read More

First look at Nakupenda

Monday, 13 October 2014

Launched a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to step on board Vismara's 24 metre sailing yacht, Nakupenda, in Genoa, where she was the largest sailing yacht on display.​Constructed entirely in a fibreglass carbon construction, the yacht features a large cockpit devoted to guests, away from the action in the aft cockpit, where the helm station is located. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: The 31.7m Swan 105 RS Ti-Coyo

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Swan 105 RS was recently launched by Nautor’s Swan in Finland. The 31.7 metre sloop, named Ti-Coyo, is a semi-custom superyacht featuring naval architecture by the renowned German Frers, with Beiderbecke design responsible for the exterior and interiors. A notable feature of the sailing yacht is her vast interior. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches 92.5 metre hull 1005

Saturday, 11 October 2014

It was an early start of my saturday, driving up to the Feadship yard in Makkum, at 5am this morning, in order to see the launch of Feadship's latest superyacht, the 92.5 metre Project 1005. Her name is still covered up, and has not yet been revealed. The yacht is an inhouse design by Feadship, and she features an interior by Seymour Diamond. Read More

The 1973 superyacht Voyager

Friday, 10 October 2014

The 61.26m (201’) expedition yacht Voyager, was built by Astilleros in 1973. She underwent a major refit in 2012, and was presented for sale at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Built as Nefertiti in 1973 in Spain, she has undergone quite a transformation since. Her aft deck swimming pool was removed, her main deck superstructure was lengthened, and a helideck was added. Read More

Closer look at the 25.88 metre Delta 88

Friday, 10 October 2014

Swedish company Delta Powerboats latest superyacht is Delta 88, a 25.88 metre vessel part of a new line ranging from 7.92 metres to 26 metres. SYT's Merijn de Waard stepped on board in Cannes last month. The Delta 88 is the largest yacht the company have ever built. Read More

Innovation key at annual Marine Equipment Trade Show

Friday, 10 October 2014

Innovation is at the heart of the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) held in Amsterdam, with thousands of visitors noting the innovative qualities of the show as the number one reason to return to the event each year. This years show expects over 1,320 exhibitors in attendance, of which 220 are new companies from a global origin. Read More

McMullen & Wing's 50m scheduled for delivery in 2016

Friday, 10 October 2014

New Zealand shipyard, McMullen & Wing, has recently released new details of their new 50 metre expedition superyacht currently under construction. The vessel has been commissioned by a buyer eager to explore the world from the safety and comfort of his own boat. Read More

Blohm+Voss new 80m superyacht BV80

Friday, 10 October 2014

The latest superyacht from Blohm+Voss is the BV80. This 80 metre semi-custom vessel was designed by London based studio, Eidsgaard Design. She accommodates 12 guests over 7 luxurious rooms, as well as up to 23 staff and crew over a total of 13 cabins. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - September/October 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014

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

Join us for SuperYacht Night Amsterdam

Friday, 10 October 2014

SuperYacht Company, publishers of SuperYacht Times, will again host their annual network event on 19 November 2014 during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). This year’s edition has been rebranded as SuperYacht Night Amsterdam, and promises to be bigger and better than previous years. Read More

Superyachts new home in the Gulf of Siam

Friday, 10 October 2014

Koh Samui and the Gulf of Siam in Thailand have recently reported a steep increase in the amount of superyachts visiting the area this season. This area is one of the world’s newest destinations for superyacht cruising, and boasts a cruising season of 6 months. The rise in visitors demonstrates the ever increasing popularity of Asia to the maritime industry. Read More

Pride Mega Yachts to start construction of 108.8 metre yacht in 2015

Friday, 10 October 2014

Pride Mega Yachts revealed their latest 108.8 metre project at the Monaco Yacht Show last month, boasting naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects, with exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. Named Tomorrow, the project is currently being finalised with engineering work reportedly due to commence soon. Construction Pride says, will start in 2015. Read More

Andrew Winch Design and Foglizzo team up

Friday, 10 October 2014

Andrew Winch Design and Italian leather specialists Foglizzo, announce the launch of their new leather range at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. The range is inspired by Land, Sea and Air, the three elements of Andrew Winch’s Design, and offers a selection of colours, fully customised grains and unique embossing, designed with superyacht, aircraft and luxury land-based residences in mind. Read More

Superyacht Sycara V on a windy day

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The 68.15 metre superyacht Sycara V, seen here in Monaco on a windy day, was built by Nobiskrug and launched in 2010. She accommodates up to 14 guests over several luxurious cabins, including a large owner’s cabin with private aft deck, on the upper deck. Read More

The 70 metre Columbus Sport Oceanic

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Columbus Yachts presented a preview of their latest project in collaboration with Studio Vafiadis at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014, the Columbus Sport Oceanic. The 70 metre superyacht features vast outdoor areas combined with luxurious interiors and a relaxed, light ambiance throughout. Read More

Record numbers at METS 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The upcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 2014 has announced a record-breaking number of exhibitors booked for this years show. With around 230 new exhibitors coming from over 46 countries all over the world, the increase in business marks a positive development in the superyacht industry. Read More

Jarrett Bay begins 27.43m superyacht construction

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Jarrett Bay Boatworks has announced the start of the construction of their largest custom sportfish to date. Hull 62 will measure 27.43 metres, and is expected to be ready for delivery in spring 2017. The owner reportedly has a high knowledge of boats and high tech engineering, and has a passion to competitively fish anywhere. Read More

Promotech’s custom lighting on board 49m Polaris

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Promotech Italia has recently set up a special integrated lighting system on board the 49 metre superyacht Polaris by Rossi Navi. The lighting details on board are all integrated within the furniture and different materials, and is seen in almost every room. Read More

New website released for 42.9 metre superyacht Cavallo

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Built by Baltic Yachts in 2003 with naval architecture by Judel / Vrolijk, the 42.9 metre sailing yacht, Cavallo (ex. Canica), was bought by her current owners earlier this year. The owner’s have recently launched a new website with new photos of the superyacht, and offering her for charter. Read More

Van Geest Design designs new X-Craft 10DER

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The new X-Craft 10DER superyacht tender has been developed by Van Geest Design in the Netherlands, with the main goal of creating a fast, multi purpose tender that was substantially different to the company’s current designs. She features naval architecture by Adam Younger. Read More

Superyacht Bliss at anchor

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The 52.4​ metre ​Palmer Johnson Sport Yacht Bliss, was delivered this summer. The Nuvolari & Lenard designed yacht, formerly known as Project Apollo, is a close sistership to DB9. ​Bliss however has​ a closed upper deck integrated between the mast wings. Read More

The future of the Genoa Boat Show

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Genoa Boat Show is reporting positive features in terms of visitors numbers. The show claimed over 100,000 visitors came to the event. That said, the future of the show as a superyacht show, is not entirely certain. Read More

Time lapse video of superyachts leaving Monaco

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Within minutes of the horns marking the end of the Monaco Yacht Show, the first superyachts start leaving the port. It is one of the busiest times of the year in the port, as over 100 superyachts all prepare for their departure. Andrew Clelland set up his time lapse camera, and captured some of the yachts, as they left the port. ​​ Read More

In Pictures: The 91.44 metre classic superyacht Nahlin

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The 91.44 metre superyacht Nahlin was photographed by SYT contributor Giovanni Romero, as she arrived in Gibraltar last month. The yacht is one of the largest classic yachts in the world, built by John Brown & Sons in 1930 to a design of G.L. Watson. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: Superyacht Northlander

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

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

The Otam 58 HT Crazy Too

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Launched in July of this year, Italian shipyard, Otam, presented the new 18.70 metre 58 HT Crazy Too at Cannes last month, where SYT's Merijn stepped on board for a seatrial. The vessel is the 25th evolution of the successful Otam Millenium 58 Hardtop series. Read More

Superyacht Kogo in Lake Union, Seattle

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The 71 metre superyacht Kogo, was spotted in Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, yesterday, on a beautiful sunny day. The yacht, which was built by the French shipyard Alstom Marine in 2006, is designed by Tim Heywood and she features a stunning interior by Terence Disdale. Read More

What ever happened to superyacht Platinum? Part 2

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Superyacht Platinum was built in 1962 in Germany by Lürssen, and measures 54.65 metres. In the 1990's the yacht spend quite some time in California, where she was used by her owners to travel between Central America and San Diego. In 2013 we published an article, asking if any of our readers knew the current position and state of the yacht. Read More

Nigel Sherlock appointed Commercial Director bluePhare

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

bluePhare, a distributor of carefully selected AV/IT products which all share a strong focus and afinity towards the yachting industry, have appointed Nigel Sherlock, formerly of Van Berge Henegouwen, as Commercial Director. This key company appointment came in to effect from 1st September 2014 and forms part of the company’s strategic and commercial development. Read More

Lürssen superyacht Solemates sold

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Rupert Connor of Luxury Yacht Group has sold superyacht Solemates, together with Merle Wood & Associates, who introduced the buyers. Built at Lürssen, her exterior design by Espen Oeino. Glade Johnson, who is responsible for the interior design, has created generous and warm areas, in which the design blends elegant, rich woods and textures. Read More

Sherakhan undergoing refit at ICON Yachts

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

ICON Yachts have announced that they have been commissioned to refit the 1945 gross tonnage Sherakhan. The refit is being managed by Verkerk Yachting Projects, the owners of the yacht. Sherakhan will be repainted and will take on board new generators. Read More

Video of Van Oossanen Naval Architects' Hull Vane

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Heesen's latest launch, superyacht Alive, is the first to be Equipped with an under water foil, called the Hull Vane, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. This video shows the sub-sea wing, which is designed to harness waves to produce power. As a result, Alive is 35 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of her size, in flat sea conditions.​​ Read More

Hakvoort signs 38 metre contract for Diana designed superyacht

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Hakvoort has announced that they have signed a new order for an 38.25 meter motor yacht, sold in close operation with Ocean Independence. The yacht is designed by Diana Yacht Design. The interior design will be from the drawing boards of Felix Buytendijk. Read More

Superyacht Inoui in Saint Tropez

Monday, 6 October 2014

With naval architecture by Philippe Briand and the interior by Andrew Winch Design, Inouï is the fourth carbon composite super yacht built at Vitters. She is a 33.4 metre (110 ft) composite sloop, delivered to her owners in 2013. The yacht's hull and superstructure were constructed at Vitter's subsidiary company Green Marine in Hythe, United Kingdom. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet get-together in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 6 October 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet is organizing a get-together on Saturday 1 November 2014, for American owners of classic Feadships over thirty years of age. Feadship has always had a strong presence in the US, and some of their American clients in the 50s and 60s included Arthur Wirtz, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team, Henry Ford II and Malcolm Forbes. Read More

Washed up yacht gets vandalized and destroyed

Monday, 6 October 2014

A yacht, Criola II, ran aground, and washed up on a beach near Raia da Reserva, close to Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. As if this wasn't enough bad luck for the owner and his crew, the yacht was then vandalized the following days by local youth. The yacht's owner told a local news agency the yacht ran aground due to a lack of fuel. Read More

First Limited Editions Amels 242 arrives at the yard

Monday, 6 October 2014

The hull and superstructure of the first Limited Editions Amels 242 was recently launched, and has been moved to the Amels yard in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, where she will be completed. The yacht is due for delivery in 2016. The 74-metre yacht is designed by Tim Heywood design. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts launch Comanche

Monday, 6 October 2014

Hodgdon Yachts has launched the 100 ft. pre-preg carbon racing yacht Comanche, for well known superyacht owner Jim Clark. She was launched at Hodgdon Yachts yards in East Boothbay, Maine on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

Following both the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show, the Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta celebrated their 15th year with the 2014 edition of their race on the French Riviera. I attended the event, where good racing, fine dining and luxury french accommodation awaited. Read More

Ims Shipyard will open Ims 700 site in December

Monday, 6 October 2014

The largest yacht repair shipyard in the Mediterranean will open their Ims 700 site mid-December in the heart of Toulon bay. The project has been colossal, and will house up to 100 20-80 metre yachts at any one time all year round. Read More

TEAM Italia's innovative technologies

Monday, 6 October 2014

TEAM Italia attended the Monaco Yacht Show, where the company exhibited innovative technologies developed by its in-house R&D department. Featuring a new design and even more functions, the new I-Bridge Futura Nextgen was well received by captains and owners. Several superyachts that feature TEAM Italia’s innovations and was also present at the show. Read More

Superyacht of the week: Tansu's So’Mar

Sunday, 5 October 2014

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

Feadship superyacht Virginian off Monaco

Friday, 3 October 2014

The 62.23 metre superyacht Virginian was anchored off the Monaco Yacht Show last week. She was launched at the Royal Van Lent facility of Feadship in 1990 and her owner commissioned Virginain in 1991. Her exterior lines are by De Voogt Naval Architects and her interior, which is styled as an English country home, is from the drawing board of David Easton. Read More

The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show celebrates its 55th edition this year. The world’s biggest in-water boat show will feature almost $4 billion worth of boats and marine products across over 3 million square feet of exhibit space. Several enhancements have been announced ahead of the show, including the addition of Pier 66 Marina, a full-service pop-up restaurant and the IGFA Sportfishing Lounge. Read More

Tankoa Yachts reveals 70m superyacht concept

Friday, 3 October 2014

Tankoa Yachts has revealed their latest superyacht concept, a 70 metre motor yacht with a focus on open-plan living spaces. Project S701 is similar in many ways to a current yacht under construction at the shipyard, S693, but displays a different transom and a wide body upper deck. Read More

A tribute to Roberto Migliaccio

Friday, 3 October 2014

The team at Fraser Yachts has sadly announced the loss of a valued team member shortly before the Monaco Yacht Show last week, Roberto Migliaccio. The company released the following statement to commemorate and celebrate Roberto’s life. “Roberto was one of the employees who worked the longest at Fraser Yachts; he had been part of the Fraser team for over 11 years, and was one of the finest Technical Superintendents. Read More

Hydros presents the 1st flying yacht in Monaco

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Hydros Innovation engineering firm exhibited a scaled-down version of its patented HY-X prototype during the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The prototype is the first efficient, hybrid flying yacht ever to be designed. Read More

Genoa 54th International Boat Show officially inaugurated

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Genoa International Boat Show was officially inaugurated on the 1st October, with several of the highest institutional authorities attending the opening ceremony. Boasting a new set up this year following an abundance of critique from the industry, the show hopes to prove itself as the dynamic event it has been in previous years. Read More

First day of the Genoa Boat Show

Friday, 3 October 2014

The first day of the Genoa Boat Show has been reported as a great success, with a wide programme full of activities, conferences and presentations. Several world premieres of boats, engines, accessories and other gadgets were also made. A notable premiere came from Rio Yachts, who displayed the Paranà 38. Read More

Inauguration of YA! 2014

Friday, 3 October 2014

The first YA! event kicked off in Monaco recently, in a ceremony attended by the Minister of State, the Italian Ambassador to Monaco and many key Italian figures. L’Art de Vivre la Mer à bord exhibition is by invitation only, and until the 5th october, eleven superyachts over 25 metres in length will welcome collectors, owners and Yacht Club de Monaco members to see exhibitions of works by modern and contemporary artists. Read More

Barracuda Yacht Design unveil three yacht designs

Friday, 3 October 2014

Baracuda Yacht Design unveiled three significant sailing yacht concepts at the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The new designs include a 42 metre modern classic ketch concept in collaboration with Pendennis, a 38 metre classic sloop in collaboration with JFA Yachts and a 36.5 metre Fly-Bridge sailing yacht in collaboration with Kingship Shipyard. Read More

Superyacht Aurelia in Saint Tropez

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Heesen's 37 metre Aurelia is one of the most brightly colored yachts in the world. Those colors are inspired by racing cars, and she is described as a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia. The theme is carried out throughout the vessel with all the cabins named after racing car designers. Read More

HSH Prince Albert of Monaco welcomes designers aboard Wood Forever Pact

Thursday, 2 October 2014

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco met with designers from ten superyacht design firms that have signed up as Wood Forever Pact Partners – as well as two WFP Members, builders VSY and Burger – at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation stand in the Monaco Yacht Show on 24 September. Read More

New European speed record by Abel Yachts

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Croatian shipyard Abel Yachts has recently set a new European speed record by their LightWave Ampere 5.5 metre fully fitted out yacht tender. Witnessed and certified by the Croatian Register of Shipping, the new record is now set at 32.9 knots. Read More

New bespoke veterinary service launched to superyacht industry

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A new company has been launched in order to cater to transient superyachts carrying pets on board. Founded by Dr Siobhan Brade, Superyacht Vet Service was begun after Brade worked on several yachts as a veterinary advisor, including the 42 metre The Big Blue and the 90 metre Athena. Read More

Superyacht owner François Fiat present his 77m Yersin project in Monaco

Thursday, 2 October 2014

François Fiat, the owner of the 77 metre vessel Yersin, presented the superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show last week. Currently being built at the Piriou Shipyard in France, Yersin has been specifically designed to navigate in any conditions, including ice exploration. Read More

Photo gallery of the first day of the Genoa Boat Show

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The annual Genoa Boat Show opened it’s doors yesterday, marking the beginning of the 54th edition of the world renowned event. This year sees organisers put together a notably revitalised and rejuvenated show following a substantial amount of criticism that has made the superyacht industry reconsider the potential longevity of the event. Read More

Superyacht yard, broker and designer team up to promote 80m British project

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Last week at the Monaco Yacht Show, OCEAN Independence, Burgess Marine and Laurent Giles unveiled the 80.55 metre superyacht project Nelson.She accommodates up to 12 guests in six cabins, whilst the owner is accommodated in a master suite with his and hers bathrooms, a gym and a private study located on the dedicated owner’s deck. Read More

Cruising the Banda Sea in Indonesia – Part II

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

​This is the second part of The Lighthouse Consultancy’s destination article on the Banda Sea, author Mike Veitch reveals more activities that can be found in this unique region. Read More

Porto Montenegro marina extension open

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Porto Montenegro’s latest marina extension is now open, offering an additional 150 new berths to its mix. Built to keep in line with market demand, the marina now offers a total of 400 berths with capacity for 87 superyachts up to 180 metres. Read More

Oliver Stacey Design launch new website

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Oliver Stacey Design has announced the launch of a brand new website showcasing the British designer’s concepts, projects and philosophy. The site focuses on conveying Oliver’s holistic and meticulous approach to both motor and sailing yachts. Read More

Benetti superyacht Luna off Positano

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The 41.94 metre superyacht Luna was built by Benetti in 2013. After My Johanna she is the second Crystal 140 superyacht. The Benetti Crystal 140 line is designed by Stefano Righini and Luna is pictured here off Positano, Italy in August 2014. Read More

Sevenstar and DYT to sponsor Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sevenstar Yacht Transport and their sister company, DYT Yacht Transport have announced that they will jointly sponsor the 34th annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament. The event will be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from October 21st -25th. Read More

OneOcean Ventures launch at the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Announcing their launch at this years Monaco Yacht Show, OneOcean Ventures is a new provider of services and facilities to the upper end of the superyacht industry, as well as a trusted adviser to superyacht owners. With operations based out of Barcelona and South Florida, the company is the result of a collaboration between the Salamanca Group and the renowned American entrepreneurial family, the Huizenga's. Read More

Two new Sanlorenzo models at the Genoa Boat Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sanlorenzo will be presenting two superyacht models at the Genoa Boat Show, which starts today. The SD112 and SL118 will be exhibited by the shipyard, who are proudly ambassadors of the Made in Italy brands. Read More

New 50 metre Riva superyacht

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Following the success of the 2014 Riva 122’ Mythos, which was the largest vessel the renowned Italian shipyard had produced at the time, Riva has announced a new 50 metre superyacht project. The announcement made at the Monaco Yacht Show revealed a fully custom line in steel, starting off with the 50 metre project and to be followed by a second 68 metre yacht. Read More

The opening of the 54th Genoa Boat Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Opening today until the 6th October, the 54th Genoa Boat show sees international yachting take pride of place in a completely renovated event. Following recent criticism, the renowned show has been forced to step up their game to remain relevant and important to the superyacht industry. Read More

Sailing yacht Nefertiti at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Nefertiti, seen here at the practice day of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on Sunday by SYT's Maarten, is a Commercially registered Swan 90. Nefertiti races on both the Med. and Caribbean circuits and has made numerous trans-Atlantic crossings. Read More

Riva introduces steel superyacht line in Monaco

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

During the Monaco Yacht Show, Riva choose the particularly the charming Aquarama Lounge, on the terrace of the Yacht Club de Monaco, to announce their new line of steel superyachts.Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group's CEO, Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group's CEO, said: “Just over three months ago, again in Montecarlo, we celebrated the debut of the 122’ Mythos... Read More

Model of 58 metre Dubois Royal Huisman project unveiled

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Dubois Naval Architects and Royal Huisman unveiled more details about the latest order at the Dutch shipyard, project Beast. The yacht, which measures 58 metres, features a dramatic sheer line and sculpted bow that offers innovative lines combined with seaworthiness, while a moulded glass superstructure. Read More

The 108.8 metre Tomorrow project

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Superyacht builder Pride Mega Yachts, of Yantai, China, ha unveiled a new project, Tomorrow, together with Dutch designer Sinot, at the Monaco Yacht Show. The project features innovative design, new technologies and generous space, and the project was developed to suit both family life and high-end entertaining. Read More

Photo gallery of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show was the biggest ever with berthing for 118 superyachts. The MYS floating area was extended to the port entrance in front of the new Monaco Yacht Club and Quai Rainier 1er Grand Amiral de France, opening space for 118 yachts. SYT was at the show, and took these photos. Read More

Palmer Johnson superyachts Oneness and Griffin off Monaco

Monday, 29 September 2014

The Palmer Johnson 150 Oneness is pictured here leaving Port Hercule in Monaco on 23 September 2014, with the Palmer Johnson 135 Griffin arriving in the port. The 45.70 metre Oneness was built by PJ in 2009 and the 41.45 metre Griffin was built by PJ in 2012. Both superyachts were designed by Nuvolari & Lenard. Read More

Claasen Shipyards starts construction of 77-foot Pilot Classic

Monday, 29 September 2014

Claasen Shipyards recently started the construction of a new 77-foot Pilot Classic yacht, the third yacht of this specific model. Based on drawings by Hoek Design, the yard has already built various Truly Classic yachts, including the popular Truly Classic 90. Read More

Eidsgaard Design launch new website

Monday, 29 September 2014

Eidsgaard Design has recently announced the launch of their 2014 website. The new site showcases many of their latest projects and designs. Founded in 2005 by Peder Eidsgaard, Ewa Eidsgaard and Ben Harrison, the company directors have an eclectic background in design, architecture and finance. Read More

Videoworks launch new website

Monday, 29 September 2014

Italian company Videoworks has recently announced the launch of a brand new website. They are currently attending the Monaco Yacht Show, where they will be showcasing several new AV and IT solutions on their stand. Founded in 1998 the company were initially focused on delivering systems for conferences.. Read More

Superyacht of the Week: Tsa Tsa

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hull number one of the Oceanic Yachts 90 STS was launched earlier this month after being sold in January 2014. Named Tsa Tsa, the Oceanic Yachts 90’ STS was built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia – Canados. The explorer vessel is in straight shaft version and made her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival at the beginning of September. Read More

Sunrise over the yachts at anchor in Monaco

Friday, 26 September 2014

Devin Barlow took this stunning photo yesterday, of the sunrise over the yachts at anchor off Monaco. Every year, a large number of yachts are anchored off during the Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

More changes at Genoa International Boat Show

Friday, 26 September 2014

Following recent criticism of the credibility of the event, the Genoa International Boat Show has announced yet more changes to this years show in a bid to present a renewed and more dynamic edition. As a result of their notable efforts to respond to the industries concerns, they have reported an increase in membership compared to previous years. Read More

Superyachts at the MYS - superyacht Sycara V

Friday, 26 September 2014

Built by Nobiskrug and launched in 2010, the 68.15 metre superyacht Sycara V recently arrived in Monaco for the Monaco Yacht Show, where she will be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show by Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates. Read More

Azure present 94m Purity design at Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 26 September 2014

Azure Naval Architects has released more detailed information on their latest superyacht concept, the 94 metre Purity. Azure representatives comment on the latest details, saying, “Aside from upgrading the exterior design we have created an exciting general arrangement with detailed luxury areas. Also, according to recent trends we have designed a very sturdy tender matching Purity’s elegant character.” Read More

Superyachts at the MYS - superyacht Event

Friday, 26 September 2014

The 60 metre superyacht Event has arrived in Monaco to attend this years Monaco Yacht Show for the second year in a row. Launched in 2013 by Amels, she is the first Amels 199 superyacht to be built by the brand in their Limited Edition series of vessels. Read More

Superyacht Illusion I in rough weather off Monaco

Thursday, 25 September 2014

This year, Benetti has brought their latest launch, the 58 metre Illusion I to the Monaco Yacht Show. Illusion I has been built for an experienced European Owner, to a design by the Benetti design team with considerable input from the Owner and his own design staff. Her highly original interior is by Green & Mingarelli Design. Read More

Refit of 57 metre Tacanuya well underway

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Burgess Marine are busier than ever ahead of the superyacht show season, with four major projects currently underway at the shipyard including two in the UK and two in the Mediterranean. In Porchester, the refit of the 25 metre Coy Koi has encompassed annual Class works, blasting and painting. Read More

Ruea Yachts unveils two new superyachts

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International has announced they have joined forced with the bangkok based shipyard, Ruea Yachts. Camper & Nicholsons will promote two Ruea superyachts; the 50 metre DU Voyager and the 43 metre CDR. The DU Voyager 50 is designed in collaboration with Design Unlimited, and comprises a private full beam owner’s suite with drop-down balconies as well as a stylish glass ceiling. Read More

Horizon to debut E88 and 85 at FLIBS

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Horizon Yachts will be presenting superyachts Nine Stars and Missing Card III at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 28.65 metre Missing Card III is one of four Horizon E88 motoryachts sold in the U.S. this summer. Read More

Hodgdon appoints new European sales and marketing director

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hodgdon has recently opened a Monaco based office, appointing a new European sales and marketing director in the process. Cyril Le Sourd will be operating out of Monaco, and is charged with developing Hodgdon’s business activities for new sailing and motor yachts, custom tenders and superyacht interiors within the region. Read More

Closer look at Constellation Custom Tenders

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Constellation Custom Tenders from Custom Yacht Outfitters are focused on three core aspects; safety, comfort and functionality. Offering three different models, the tenders range from 6 metres to 8.5 metres. The RM 169R is a retro styled runabout currently powered by a jet turbine, hybrid-electric power pack ensuring exacting performance when desired... Read More

Evander Broekman announces collection of luxury safes

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Evander Broekman has announced the launch of an exclusive collection of high security certified luxury safes. The handcrafted safes feature the highest security class, certified insurance cover and customised design. The collection are set to become a distinguished time piece in their own right, whilst providing the assurance that personal collectables are truly safeguarded with the highest grade insurance cover. Read More

Heesen releases more information about 70m Kometa

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Yesterday, Heesen released more information and new renderings of their largest project to date, the 70 metres, Kometa. Following on from the multi award-winning Galactica Star, this aluminium fast displacement yacht achieves a top speed of 30 knots. Read More

The 91.5 metre superyacht Equanimity in Monaco

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Oceanco's superyacht Equanimity arrived in Monaco yesterday. It is the first time this new yacht will be exhibited at a yacht show, and she is the largest yacht at the show this year. She is the first inhouse design by Oceanco, in combination with Andrew Winch Design. Read More

Heesen launches superyacht Alive

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Heesen Yachts has launched project YN 17042, on Friday 29th August, at their facility in Oss. During a private ceremony the Owner christened his new vessel Alive. The yacht is the first to be Equipped with an under water foil, called the Hull Vane, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Read More

Second edition of Qatar International Boat Show announced

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The second Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) takes place in November, and the organisers have confirmed that many of the top names in the maritime industry will be present at the show. Four shipyards will be exhibiting for the first time at QIBS 2014... Read More

Debuting in Monaco, superyacht Z

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

65.50 metre superyacht Z is the latest Amels 212 Limited Editions to be delivered, and displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show this week. She is designed by Tim Heywood, and features an interior by Andrew Winch interiors. She accommodates up to 14 guests in total with a crew of up to 16 in total. ​​Read More

Debuting in Monaco, Feadship Como

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The 46.22 metre superyacht Como launched by Feadship, is on display for the first time since her 2014 launch. She features naval architecture and exterior design by Dubois Naval Architecture and an interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. ​​Read More

Jonathan Fawcett at the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Global superyacht outfitter, Jonathan Fawcett, is exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show for the 20th year in September, bringing decades of expertise to the thousands of yacht owners, designers, brokers and crew attending the industry’s most important annual event. Read More

Stephen Huish collaboration with Sarp Yachts

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Stephen Huish Design has recently announced their most recent collaboration with a shipyard, a 40 metre superyacht with Sarp Yachts in Turkey.The classic yacht design differs from the studios’ usual modern interior designs, and instead, shows a ‘colonial style’ inspired interior which will be extremely customisable.​​ Read More

Debuting in Monaco, the YXT 01

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Launched by Lynx Yachts and designed by Diana Yacht Design, 24 metre YXT One is the first of a series of purpose built pocket support yachts, aimed at acting as a support vessel to yachts between 30 and 70 metres. She is able to carry a large host of toys and large tenders, freeing up space on the main yacht and eradicating problems associated with towing. Read More

Mondo Marine unveils 57 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The second project unveiled by Mondo Marine this week, is a 57 metre superyacht, created in collaboration with Enrico Gobbi of ‘Team for Design’. With neat lines and balanced proportions, several innovative details are displayed in the new design. These details include the final elements on all decks’ superstructure which recall large gills, emphasised by an indirect light around the border. Read More

The 115.82 metre Atlantis II underway

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The 115.82 metre Atlantis II can usually be seen in Monaco, where she has her home berth. She was built in Greece by Hellenic Shipyards, which also delivered an almost identical sistership Atlantis I (now Issham Al Baher) a couple of years before. Read More

BMT Nigel Gee unveils high volume superyacht catamaran

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

BMT Nigel Gee will be launching its latest innovative design, ‘Project L3’ at the Monaco Yacht Show. The design is based around delivering an extreme of high speed and high volume. On a length overall of 85 metres, the design provides over 4200 GT, a figure more akin to a 100-110m monohull. ​​ Read More

Baltic 115 one year from delivery

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nauta Design has released more information about the 115’ sailing yacht project, currently underway at Baltic Yachts, in Finland. The yacht is designed by Nauta Design and Judel-Vroljik. Nauta Design did the general concept, exterior styling and interior design, and Judel-Vroljik the Naval Architecture. The two studios have already worked side by side on a 116’ yachts, currently under construction at Baltic too. Read More

Superyacht Sprezzatura sold

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Bernard Gallay has sold the classic 31 metre displacement yacht Sprezzatura, in an inhouse deal. The yacht was built in 1971, and recently underwent an extensive refit. Sprezzatura was originally built by Witsen & Vis, to a design by Nicolaas Witsen. Read More

Superyacht Sidarta I sold

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

​Cape4 Yachting and Van Der Vliet Quality Yachts have sold superyacht Sidarta I, together with Seahorse, who introduced the buyer. Sidarta I is a timeless, 38 metre Dutch quality yacht, built at the Haak shipyard, for an experienced owner. Read More

Superyacht Forever One delivered

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

ISA Yachts has delivered ​the 54 metre full displacement custom superyacht Forever One. ​The yacht features a distinctive ​reverse bow​, and​ is designed by Horacio Bozzo Design​. Her interior interior design is by Alessandro Massari/Studio Massari.​​​ Read More

Interview with Mike Brandt of Lift Emotion

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

"We specialize in far away countries, where there are not many people that can make high-end elevators and also not elevators on a ship. At lift emotion, 99% of our work is on ships. And of that I think at this moment 80% is on yachts, which shows you that we are dedicated and that we put our emotion in that type of work". Read More

Anthony Berman joins Bond TM as operations manager

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, Bond Technology Management has announced the appointment of Anthony Berman. A professional engineer with 25 years’ experience in telecommunications, automation/instrumentation and the application of new technologies, he will work alongside the teams leading each of Bond’s areas of activity. Read More

The Alloy Yachts superyacht Mondango in Venice

Monday, 22 September 2014

Mondango's design from Dubois Naval Architects is for a high performance aluminium ketch with the ability to stay operational for extended voyages without shore based support. Her Reymond Langton designed interior includes a large saloon with formal dining area for up to 10 guests. Read More

Pride Mega Yachts ready to unveil 100m+ project

Monday, 22 September 2014

Chinese shipyard Pride Mega Yachts has released a closer look at their new 100m+ superyacht project ahead of her big reveal at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. She boasts exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, whilst Azure Naval Architects are responsible for her naval architecture. ​​ Read More

Oculus Technologies launch Odyss

Monday, 22 September 2014

​Oculus Technologies has recently announced the the launch of their latest product, Odyss. This latest addition to their infotainment product range offers owners and guests a unique insight into the intelligence behind their onboard journey whilst simultaneously serving as an exclusive design feature. Read More

Mondo Marine unveils SM45 project Amerigo

Monday, 22 September 2014

Designed in collaboration with Massimo Franchini and Michele Ansaloni, the SM45 Project Amerigo is a 45 metre tri-deck superyacht from Mondo Marine. The yacht is being hailed as a true hybrid vessel, enabling cruising without limits with maximum autonomy and minimal fuel consumption and environmental impact. Read More

Roll damping system for superyachts launched

Monday, 22 September 2014

I recently attended the launch of a new roll damping system for superyachts from DMS Holland. Launched on 12th September, the event included a presentation on how the AntiRoll system works. The aim of the system is to achieve the highest level of comfort possible on board a superyacht, without a constant to and fro motion.​​ Read More

More details released about 77 metre Silver Fast

Monday, 22 September 2014

SilverYachts is bringing a model of their new built 77 metre Silver Fast to the Monaco Yacht Show this week, and have revealed some more information about the project, as well as some interior renderings. Silver Fast is the forth and most advancd ecofuel-efficient vessel in the ground-breaking silver series, designed by Espen Oeino. Read More

First superyachts arrive for the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

Yesterday the SYT team arrived in Monaco and we witnessed several superyachts arriving in Port Hercule for the 2014 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. Among the superyachts we saw arriving was the impressive new Picchiotti superyacht Grace E and the new ISA Silver Wind. Read More

Superyacht of the week: The H2 designed Bilgin Elada

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The 45 metre semi-displacement superyacht, Elada, was built by the Turkish shipyard, Bilgin Yachts. After signing the contract for the vessel in 2012, she was launched earlier this year and is a development of the 40 metre superyacht M, which was launched, also by Bilgin, in 2012. Read More

Superyacht CaryAli in Amsterdam

Friday, 19 September 2014

Superyacht CaryAli cruised by our Amsterdam office yesterday afternoon, enrout to the small village of Urk, on Holland's inland sea. Built by Alloy Yachts in 2013, CaryAli is a elegant yet tough explorer vessel just over 39 metres long. She is designed by René van der Velden, and has a classic interior designed by Lynne Grossman Interiors, Redman Whiteley Dixon and Alloy Yachts. Read More

Yachting Development sign new superyacht order

Friday, 19 September 2014

Yachting Developments has announced they have recently signed a new order for a 33.5 metre superyacht. The performance ocean cruising sloop was designed by Frers Naval Architecture, with Adam Lay Studio responsible for the interiors. The project will be a repeat collaboration between the New Zealand shipyard and the two prestigious designers. ​​ Read More

Drop in superyacht charter tax in Tahiti

Friday, 19 September 2014

A new announcement of a ‘Drop in Tahiti’s Charter Tax’ news is reported from French Polynesia by Etienne Boutin, heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti. “I would like to report that Tahiti charter tax has just dropped to 5% of gross revenues (previous rate was 12%)”, announced Etienne Boutin of Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti. ​​ Read More

Sunrise Yachts completes refit of Skyfall II

Friday, 19 September 2014

Sunrise Yachts has announced the delivery of Skyfall II (ex. O’Khalila) to her American owner, after her recent refit. The 46 metre superyacht is the first in the Palmer Johnson Supersport 150 series. The refit included extensive modification. ​​ Read More

Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza returns

Friday, 19 September 2014

The Riviera Yacht Support annual Golf Bonanza will return for its 5th edition on the 3rd October. The event will be hosted at the Grande Bastide Golf Course, France, and Monaco Marine will remain the events Premium Sponsorship Partner as in previous years. During the 18 holes of golf, participants will be served refreshments from two drinks buggies sponsored by the Blue Lady Pub in Antibes and Marina Port Vell in Barcelona. Read More

Dominator reveal new D26 Ilumen model

Friday, 19 September 2014

​The team at Dominator Yachts has recently announced their latest superyacht project, the Dominator 26 metre Ilumen. Featuring a High Performance Hull made of carbon fibre composite providing a weight reduction of 25% compared to standard hulls, the yacht is designed by Alberto Mancini. Read More

Closer look at the 36.57m superyacht Ophelia ​

Friday, 19 September 2014

Built by the Australian shipyard NQEA Yachts in 2004, Ophelia is a 36.57 metre semi-displacement superyacht featuring naval architecture by Glanvilles Naval Architects, whilst Furniture Manufacturers of Australia (FMCA) and Liz Forsyth are responsible for her interiors. Earlier this year in August, she attended the inaugural edition of the Sydney Superyacht Show held in the Sydney Superyacht Marina. Read More

Sea Level Yacht Design & Engineering

Friday, 19 September 2014

Dutch company, Sea Level Yacht Design & Engineering, is a company focused on creating custom built yachts that accommodate the owner’s personal desires with innovative, technical solutions. After studying naval architecture together, founding partners Jeroen van der Knaap and Bastiën Ligthart coincidentally became colleagues at the renowned shipyard, Feadship. Read More

The Westport 130 Endless Summer in Greece

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Spotted recently near the small Greek island of Poros, Endless Summer is a 36.92 metre superyacht built by the American shipyard, Westport Yachts, in 2000, and refitted in 2009. Her naval architecture is by William Garden, with her exterior design being undertaken by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd. She accommodates up to 10 guests over 5 comfortable staterooms. Read More

In Pictures: Superyacht Pacific underway

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Custom built in 2010 by Lürssen, the 85.20 metre superyacht Pacific features exterior designs by German Frers, with Bannenberg & Rowell Design responsible for her interiors. She accommodates up to 12 guests in total, and a crew of 28. The owner’s deck is beautifully designed and guarantees the utmost relaxed privacy. Read More

Gresham Yacht Design announces 87m Yachtley contract

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gresham Yacht Design has announced an 87 metre new build. I talked with a spokesperson for the designer earlier this week, who confirmed the contract for the construction has been placed with Yachtley. The owner provided a list of requirements for the yacht, with guest accommodation at the top of the list. Read More

Seatrialing the Oceanic Yachts 90 Tsa Tsa

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Whilst at the Cannes Yachting Festival last week, SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard had the chance to attend the sea-trials of hull #1 in the new line of explorer vessels from Oceanic Yachts, the Oceanic Yachts 90’ STS. The philosophy of the line is extended outdoor and indoor living volumes. Read More

Product of the Week: Sea-Raft's custom built work rafts

Thursday, 18 September 2014

​Providing custom built work rafts, the Sea-Raft company is dedicated to delivering high quality rafts to superyachts and water sports clubs regardless of transport or storage constraints. Created for a variety of professional and leisure purposes, the Rafts can be used as a wash down/repair raft, as well as a jet ski/tender, sea kayak and windsurf station and a dive station. Read More

Rhoades Young Design 45m explorer concept

Thursday, 18 September 2014

English company Rhoades Young Design has announced their latest concept, a 45 metre explorer yacht. With a ‘business like’ profile, she features flexible entertainment space and an extensive aft deck. Inside, she provides an ideal space for formal dining in addition to the luxurious aft saloon, leading out to a vast aft deck with an ample Jacuzzi. Read More

Exclusive first look at lengthened superyacht ICON

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Superyacht Icon has recently sustained a transformation, undertaken by the very same shipyard who originally built her. Launched in 2009 by Icon Yachts, the original 62.5 metre vessel was the also the shipyard’s inaugural yacht. She was purchased by her current owner earlier this year, where she was returned to Icon Yachts for a five metre transom extension. Read More

Claydon Reeves and BMT Nigel Gee present project Chuan

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Design studio, Claydon Reeves and independent design consultancy, BMT Nigel Gee, has revealed their latest collaboration, Project Chuan. The design of the motor yacht is influenced by Asian architecture and traditions. Read More

Superyacht Galileo G in Cavtat

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Galileo G, designed by Philippe Briand, and built by Picchiotti, is an explorer, equipped “to go everywhere”, including the Northwest Passage, the route between the islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet. Her owners have taken the yacht around the world since her delivery, and she has been spotted in some of the most remote corners of the world. Read More

Interview with superyacht designer Cristiano Gatto

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

"We are interior designers, but we do a lot of concepts. We had a delivery last year of a vessel called I Nova, and that was the first big yacht with the interior, exterior and concept design all done by us. I’m very proud of that". ​Read More

New paint shed in Monaco Marine Golfe de Saint Tropez

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Cogolin shipyard recently opened its new paint shed in the presence of representatives from the Town Hall, the port and the yachting sector. The new facility is the largest in the Var and the only one in the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Situated in the heart of the shipyard, the generously proportioned shed is 25 metres long and 7 metres wide and high. ​Read More

Sunseeker 101 debuts in Cannes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The 28.90 metre Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht was unveiled at the Cannes Boat Show last week. She displays aggressive yet sleek lines and the option of carbon eyebrows and coachroof. The interior of the 101 Sport Yacht has been expertly finished. ​​ Read More

Drettmann 24m expected to be completed later this year

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Drettmann Yachts latest project is a 24 metre explorer yacht. Built by the Dutch shipyard, Acico yachts, the yacht is expected to be completed later this year. The exterior design is by Drettmann and Focus Yachts Design, and portrays a masculine, sporty profile created for long excursions at sea. Read More

Vripack's VriThink! explained

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Dutch yacht design and engineering studio, Vripack, has created over 7000 designs since 1961. They are involved in the entire building process of innovative yachts that are professionally developed for private customers and shipyards worldwide. The company believes in a holistic approach to their projects.​​ Read More

Jonathan Fawcett Marks 20 Years at Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

​This year Kevin Glancy will be making their 20th appearance at the Monaco Yacht show, and are set to mark the occasion in style. Their display at Quai Des Etats Unis (Stand QE7) will showcase a range of the world’s finest tableware and accessories, offering an exclusive window on the very latest designs and styles. Read More

Brokerage deal of the week: The auction of superyacht Sunglider II

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 36.45 metre superyacht Sunglider II. Read More

Curvelle Quaranta most visited superyacht at Cannes Yachting Festival

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The 34.10 metre Curvelle Quaranta made her premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival last week. Curvelle founder Luuk V. van Zanten reported that the vessel on display attracted an unprecedented amount of visitors and took the title of most visited superyacht this year. Read More

New 165 metre superyacht concept by Nauta Design

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Nauta Design has released their latest concept, a 165 metre, seven deck superyacht. With a focus on seamless inside/outside connection and harmony, breath-taking views throughout the vessel, balance and cleanliness of lines and extraordinary outdoor spaces, Nauta Design promise elegance and a visual lightness of the whole yacht. Read More

Superyacht Freedom in Venice

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Superyacht Piano Bar sold

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Columbus Yachts unveils 70m Studio Vafiadis design

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Royal Huisman completes refit of Whitbread winner

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee unveil spectacular superyacht Star

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Design your tender at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Interview with Vasco Buonpensiere of Cantiere delle Marche

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

New photo of 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Major refit project for Diana Yacht Design and ICON Yachts

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

Sailing yacht Allure in Greece

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

30 Metre superyacht Paragon 100 launched

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

Hull of Benetti project FB701 completed

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

Interview with Jeroen Sirag, export director Holland Yachting Group

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

Edge Yachts and Water’s Edge merge

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

Charter regulations in the Balearics

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

In Pictures: Dolphins riding CaryAli's bow wave

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

Moran Yacht & Ship signs 112 metre Lürssen Palo Alto

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: Gatsby

Sunday, 14 September 2014

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

Superyacht Astarte II at anchor

Friday, 12 September 2014

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

Laying down of the keel for the Schooner Rainbow-II

Friday, 12 September 2014

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

Eataly to manage food & beverages at Genoa Boat Show

Friday, 12 September 2014

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

25th Edition of Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes

Friday, 12 September 2014

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

Photo gallery of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Friday, 12 September 2014

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

Mondo Marine signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Friday, 12 September 2014

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

Superyacht Bilmar at anchor

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Vismara launches 24 metre Nakupenda

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Inaugural SO! Hainan in partnership with Sanya Yalong Bay Development

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Monte Carlo Yachts announce superyacht project

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Curvelle's quaranta at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Singapore Yacht Show and Wealth-X announce partnership

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Burgess sells 125m superyacht berth in Genoa

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Oculus Technologies launch 2 new YachtEye interactive features

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

Three large Lürssen superyachts at anchor

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

Breaking News: Benetti signs two 100m+ superyacht contracts

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

New price for 33.9 metre Annagine

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 50m superyacht TJ Esperanza

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

Nautor's Swan announces new Swan 95

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

Dynasty Yachts unveils 120 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

95m Lürssen superyacht Kismet completes sea trials

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

Superyacht Madiz in Greece

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

Princess Yachts unveils the Princess 30M

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

New 74m Mondo Marine project unveiled

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

Baglietto completes 46 metre displacement yacht

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

The Castagnola 38 WJ Angra Too to launch next month

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

Bilgin signs contract to build 46.8m superyacht

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

First look on board The Next Episode

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

Marina of the Month, Port Denia

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

Ferretti custom line Navetta 28 debuts at Cannes

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

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

Superyacht Ecstasea off Monaco

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

65 metre Indonesian phinisi Lamima nearing completion

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Admiral delivers the 45m superyacht Flying Dragon

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Tecnomar delivers the 40m superyacht Low Profile

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Cruising the Banda Sea in Indonesia– Part I

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Second Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht delivered

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Top 10 brokerage superyachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Bond TM creates Bond Technology Mastermind for Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

SuperYacht of the Week: The Riva 122 Mythos Sol

Saturday, 6 September 2014

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

Superyacht Al Mirqab cruising off Capri

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

Work underway at Ava Yachts on 26.20 metre superyacht Elena

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

Front Street Shipyard completes Marae Refit

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

Fort Lauderdale Pier 66 Marina nearing completion

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

SYT partners with Superyacht Distribution

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

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

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

Update on the refit of Samurai at Royal Huisman

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

ISA Yachts completes 43.63m superyacht Silver Wind

Friday, 5 September 2014

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

Superyacht Lady Sarya in Sardinia

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Oxygène Yachts selects Couach shipyard as construction partner

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Yacht Living Solutions

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 25.7m superyacht Velacarina

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Superyacht Jurata completed by Arcadia Yachts

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Top 10 new superyachts at the Cannes Yacht Festival

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Moonen signs order for 32 metre superyacht

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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

Superyacht Il Gattopardo off Capri

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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

Sneak Preview: The new BV80 from Blohm + Voss

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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

Classic Feadship Katja on display at the HISWA in Amsterdam

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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

Ferretti Group approves €80 million share capital increase

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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

First Oceanic 90’ superyacht launched

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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

Superyacht Bonum anchored off Capri

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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

Burgess announces full integration of OceanStyle

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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

120m superyacht Czar now named Maryah

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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

Superyacht Serenitas launched by Mengi Yay

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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

Kleven launches 107m explorer superyacht

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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

Superyacht Proton cruising off Paros

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

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

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

In Pictures: The 73m CRN superyacht Yalla in Capri

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

Schooner Columbia launched by Eastern Shipbuilding

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

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

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

Superyacht Natalia sold by Torrance Yachts

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

Benetti appoints Chief Commercial Officer, new chairman for Fraser Yachts

Monday, 1 September 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The 49 metre Rossi Navi Polaris

Sunday, 31 August 2014

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

Superyacht Carinthia VII in Paros

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

Wim van der Valk unveils new 38m design

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

Merle & Wood Associates list 48.77m Odessa for sale

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

Construction update on the Hodgdon 100’ maxi yacht

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

Featured yacht for sale: 38.16m superyacht Northlander

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

Introducing Mr Smith Consultancy multimedia solutions

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

Superyacht Lady Lola off Positano

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

Superyacht Sea Ranger reappears in the Med after refit in Romania

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

Esenyacht to develop 50m superyacht with Mannerfelt Design Team

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

Superyacht Yeratel G sold by BYS

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 27.5m superyacht Atalante

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

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

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

The Feadship Madsummer at anchor

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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

Sunseeker complete 40m superyacht Thumper

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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

Flying tender of Berzinc

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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

Cantiere delle Marche appoints Denison Super Yacht Division

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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

Superyacht Nassima for sale with Bluewater

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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

The 42.90m superyacht Drumbeg seen in Naples

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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

Video: Perini Navi sailing Silencio in Tahiti

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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

The Dubois Cup announce 2015 dates

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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

A look onboard the Horizon RP110 Andrea VI

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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

Tansu launches 38.75 metre superyacht Alyssa

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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

The 36m sailing yacht Globana M in Auckland

Monday, 25 August 2014

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

Beekmans RVS stainless steel on display in Monaco

Monday, 25 August 2014

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

Shipyard Focus: Bilgin Yachts

Monday, 25 August 2014

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

Sunrise Yachts launches new 45m superyacht

Monday, 25 August 2014

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

Tansu Yachts deliver 37.92m superyacht So'Mar

Monday, 25 August 2014

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

Superyacht of the week: The JFA Long Island 85 WindQuest

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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

Superyacht Sylvia in Venice

Friday, 22 August 2014

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

First look on board superyacht Odessa II

Friday, 22 August 2014

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

34.1m superyacht Joker sold

Friday, 22 August 2014

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

New technical management company for the 162.5m superyacht Eclipse

Friday, 22 August 2014

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

Superyacht Alchemy in Auckland

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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

Innovation takes centre stage at METS 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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

Dörries Yachts unveils new 48m superyacht

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 25.5m superyacht Metolius

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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

Quarterly newspaper The SuperYacht Times published

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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

107 Metre expedition yacht well underway at Kleven

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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

The Mondo Marine superyachts Alexander Again and Manifiq in Capri

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

Interview with Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

The 90 metre superyacht Dubawi visits Saint Malo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

Feadship Charade sold

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 to start this month

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

Benetti's Illusion I to debut in Monaco

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

50 Metre superyacht launched in the Republic of Buryatia

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

Construction starts on first Bering 80

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

Superyacht Kwikumat off Positano

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

Camper & Nicholsons under new management

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

First look on board superyacht Shemara

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

New price structure for Hoek 2500-82

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

Sunseeker 86 Yacht to debut at Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

Sunseeker delivers several new yachts this summer

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

Superyacht Natalita III sold

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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

Superyacht IBI in Naples

Monday, 18 August 2014

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

Hatteras sells hulls 3 and 4 of Hatteras 100

Monday, 18 August 2014

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

Drone video of superyachts in Antibes

Monday, 18 August 2014

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

New Look for Superyacht Pavillion at METS 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The 35 metre Foam

Sunday, 17 August 2014

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

The Benetti superyacht Seanna in Positano

Friday, 15 August 2014

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

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

Friday, 15 August 2014

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

Hull Vane introduce fuel saving foil

Friday, 15 August 2014

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

Cristiano Mariano’s 38.5m superyacht concept

Friday, 15 August 2014

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

Construction of new bow section for Seven Sins

Friday, 15 August 2014

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

Crescent 144 moved to another yard

Friday, 15 August 2014

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

The classic superyacht Talitha in Italy

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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

Lürssen's superyacht Ester III on sea trials

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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

In Pictures: Royal Huisman's Elfje

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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

What will be the future of USS Williamsburg?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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

The Proteksan Sequel P in Capri

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Interview with Andrea Carlevaris, founder of ACP

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 29.5m superyacht Alaska

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Nordhavn superyacht Karajas delivered

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Damen 51.3m Umbra arrives at Oceania Marine for refit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Baltic Yachts announce signing of 39.62m superyacht

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Entry to New Zealand Millenium Cup opens

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Video of recently launched Lürssen Ester III

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Superyacht Diamond A at anchor

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

Diverse Projects completes extensive refit of Alucia

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

KRM Yacht relaunch 32m superyacht Sea Beauty

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

Chartering superyacht Novela in Croatia

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

Benetti launches 58 metre superyacht Illusion I

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

Owner comments on delivery of 47 metre superyacht Elena

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

37.5 Metre superyacht Escapade delivered

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

Superyacht Asgard under refit at Holland Jachtbouw

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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

The recently delivered Benetti Anastasia K at anchor

Monday, 11 August 2014

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

The Inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show

Monday, 11 August 2014

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

First Horizon V80 motoryacht, The One, delivered

Monday, 11 August 2014

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

Overmarine delivers Pumpkin

Monday, 11 August 2014

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

The 61 metre Toy Heaven launched

Monday, 11 August 2014

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

Superyacht Sycara V in Italy

Friday, 8 August 2014

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

The 62.5 metre Lady Lola on the Amalfi coast

Thursday, 7 August 2014

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

Camper & Nicholsons sold as Rodriguez Group goes into liquidation

Thursday, 7 August 2014

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

Superyacht Secret in Auckland

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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

Midnight Sun II for Milou sold

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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

IAG yard starts building range of Warren Yachts

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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

Tender Shipyard’s new 8.5m TS85 tender

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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

Imaginocean Yacht Design's SUV-11 tender

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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

Feadship Pestifer sold

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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

Superyacht Event at anchor

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

Superyacht My Logica delivered

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

New photos of Oceanco's Y710

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

Pershing prepares launch of first Pershing 70

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

Superyacht Auspicious sold

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

Endeavour Quay sold

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

ISA comments on delivery of superyacht Okto

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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

Superyacht Jems off Capri

Monday, 4 August 2014

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

88.8 metre project Illusion sold

Monday, 4 August 2014

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

Benetti Ocean Paradise exhibited at Cannes Yachting Festival

Monday, 4 August 2014

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

Superyacht Ziacanaia sold

Monday, 4 August 2014

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

In Pictures: Superyacht Kibo arrives in Gibraltar

Monday, 4 August 2014

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

Brokerage Deal of the Week: Superyacht Maestro

Monday, 4 August 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The Feadship Como

Sunday, 3 August 2014

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

Superyacht Altair III at anchor off Capri

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

WService Shipyard announces new website

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Sailing yacht Breath of Horus sold

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

58 Metre Dubois designed superyacht order at Royal Huisman

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Hatteras preparing launch of 2nd 100RPH superyacht

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Video of the transport of the 106 metre Oceanco Solar

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Explorer superyacht Capella C sold

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

ISA's 66 metre Granturismo now named Okto

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Hull and superstructure of 34 metre Mulder joined

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Benetti's Giorgia offered for sale and charter

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Holland Jachtbouw signs contract for a 51m schooner

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Superyacht Invictus in Capri

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

Mondo Marine Chairman buys into Bank Montepaschi Siena

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

41 Metre project under construction at JFA

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

Filippetti Yacht launches Navetta 30​ superyacht

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

Enigma XK partners with EYOS Expeditions

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

Superyacht Heureka delivered

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

Superyacht Ol Mi Da off Monaco

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Dream Line Yachts unveils new range of yachts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Nautor's Swan announces sale of fourth Swan 115

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Admiral launches sixth superyacht of 2014, Entourage

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Superyacht Olah sold

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

JFA Yachts unveils new explorer Vessel

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Superyacht Samar in Marseille

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

Video of 80 metre Chopi Chopi backing into Bonifacio

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

Mulder launches the Mulder 98 Flybridge

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

106 Metre sailing yacht arrives at Oceanco for completion

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

Perini Navi completes mast stepping of Perseus 3

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

In Pictures: The recently delivered Heesen Elena

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

Superyacht Solandge in Saint Tropez

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

The 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

Motor yacht First Episode sold

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

Leopard 34m Mariellina Gio Gio sold

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

Sunseeker Paloma sold

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

The refit of superyacht Queen Grace

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

Benetti delivers first Fast Displacement superyacht

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

The Top 100 largest superyachts in the world

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

New photos of Feadship Branzino

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week Mondango 3

Sunday, 27 July 2014

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

Superyacht Lady Joy coming into Monaco

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Palmer Johnson SuperSport 48M launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Superyacht Mirage undergoing refit

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Overmarine sells Misunderstood

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

European Institute of Yacht Design partners with IMITFair 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Numarine announce new 78 models

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Riva celebrates anniversary with new Riva roundabout

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Lürssen preparing today's launch of project Quantum Blue

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

88.50 Metre Oceanco project 710 now launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Exclusive: Quantum Blue launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Superyacht ​La Pellegrina in Monaco

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

Sunreef Yachts delivers Sunreef Power with IPS System

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

Two large sailing yachts visiting Ireland

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

Superyacht Vitamin sold

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

Superyacht ​Bystander in Gibraltar

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

SYX Special: Cruising in Antarctica

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

Motoryacht Elena B sold

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

In Pictures: The new Amels 212 Z

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

New hydrogen tender concept

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 41.5m superyacht Tania T

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

Tankoa Yachts unveils 50 metre superyacht S501

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

The 180 metre Azzam in Germany

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Oceanco rolls out 88.50 metre superyacht project 710

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Managing Director Sunseeker steps down

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

In Pictures: Superyachts in Marseille

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Superyacht Bliss delivered

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show held in August

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Superyacht Mylin IV in Portofino

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Sunseeker announces Custom 168 Sport Yacht for 2017

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Admiral Impero 37 Nono launched

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

So!Dalian looks back on successful first edition

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Superyacht of the week: The Azimut Grande 95RPH

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Superyacht Foam delivered

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Strong bookings at Genoa Boat Show

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Palmer Johnson rolls out 48M SuperSport

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

The 52 metre superyacht Big Eagle underway

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Ocean Alexander unveils OA 100 Motoryacht

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

First look on board superyacht Polaris

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Video of the launch of the first Azimut77S

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Jarrett Bay Boatworks to start new 27 metre project

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Princess delivers superyacht Solaris

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

New photo of seatrial of My Logica in Italy

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Benetti launches superyacht Cheers 46

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Superyacht Volpini redelivered following refit at Amels

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

The 40 metre Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy Liliya in Monaco

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Sunreef creates foldable mast

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Whyko sells Sanlorenzo SD92 One My Way

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Motor yacht Pink Shrimp sold

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Chinese shipyard Heysea signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Heesen superyacht project Hé sold

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Superyacht Hermitage at night

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

In Pictures: Superyacht Alamshar

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Wally 105 Nariida refit completed at Baltic

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

5 Inspirational superyacht beach clubs

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Oculus Technologies launches Engine Room App

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Debuts and returning brands sign up to Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Dates announced for the new Phuket Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Sailing yacht Psyrax sold

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Superyacht Hadia in Malaga

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

Superyacht Heritage III sold

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II congratulates Solar1

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

Delta superyacht D'Natalin sold

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

Mangusta 80 Hakuna Matata sold

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

Rossinavi unveils superyacht concept Poseidon

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

Daniel Ziriakus appointed as COO at N&J

Monday, 14 July 2014

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

Superyacht of the week: The 61 metre Saramour

Saturday, 12 July 2014

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

Superyacht Kirkland at anchor yesterday in Monaco

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Rossinavi unveils 48 metre Palladium by T4D

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

First ever solar-powered sea race kicks off

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Interview with the CEO of Solar1, Sergei Dobroserdov

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Speaking to Benetti's Giordano Pellacani at SO!Dalian

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

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

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

The importance of early tsunami alerts

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Exclusive superyacht area at Genoa show

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Talking with Vripack on the first Solar1 race day

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

The Ital Yachts 43 Elsea underway

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Üldas Design unveils superyacht concept Dubai 49

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Sailing yacht Ithaka sold

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 35.5m superyacht JBH

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Couach shipyard delivers superyacht Belongers

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Sneak preview of 61 metre superyacht Saramour

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Feadship Siran in Gibraltar

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Superyacht Sokar sold

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Sunreef Yachts reveals its newest catamaran

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Speaking to Lürssen's Michael Breman at SO!Dalian

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Jona Kan of Silver Yachts at SO!Dalian

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Interview with SO! Dalian founder, Delphine Lignieres

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Pastrovich Studio's unique yachting concept

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

VBH adds Ming steward call system to product range

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar arrives in Monaco for Solar1 Cup

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Sanlorenzo will present 2 new models at Cannes & Genoa

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Yachting Developments complete major refit on Swan 90 Spirit

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Lürssen launches 94m superyacht Kismet II

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

The classic superyacht Santa Maria at anchor

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Superyacht concept project Giatana unveiled

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Dutch superyacht broker Holland Yacht Partners

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Photos of superyacht professionals at SO!Dalian

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Superyacht D’Natalin IV delivered

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Chartering superyacht Aurora in Greece

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Icon completes refit of Feadship Princess Too

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Superyacht Tuscan Sun in Gibraltar

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

Superyacht Alamshar delivered

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

Feadship Heritage Fleet returns to its roots

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of SO!Dalian

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

Speaking with NDA at SO!Dalian about Chinese yachting sector

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

In Pictures: Superyacht Kibo in Scandinavia

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: My Paradis

Saturday, 5 July 2014

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

The 35 metre superyacht JBH at anchor

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Superyacht Larissa sold

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Fire destroys 39 metre sailing yacht Gem

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Oceanic Yachts 90’ to debut in Cannes

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Designer comments on launch of Forever One

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

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

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Closer look at Central Yacht Project Aascher

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Baglietto launches 46-metre displacement superyacht

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Lürssen completes refit on 68.15m Global (ex Kismet)

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 approaching fast

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of SO!Dalian

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

The Cantieri di Pisa Cap de Quers at anchor

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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

High speed, long range 75m superyacht concept

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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

Closer look at Su Marine Yachts 40 metre Vay

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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

45m Feadship Ancallia successfully delivered to her Owners

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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

First look on board superyacht The Highlander

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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

The Interior refit of superyacht Amore Mio II

Thursday, 3 July 2014

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

The 61.8 metre superyacht RoMa

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

Chartering superyacht Nomi this summer

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

SO! Dalian signs partnership with city of Deauville

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

First leg of the 2014 Trophee Bailli de Suffren

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

The Next Episode to be displayed in Cannes

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

In Pictures: Superyacht Venus

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

Burger unveils 65 metre superyacht concept

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

Latest news from Solar1 Races

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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

Superyacht Drizzle in Antibes

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Marina of the month: Vilanova Grand Marina - Barcelona

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Ivan Erdevicki renames design company ER Yacht Design

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

First Edition of SO! DALIAN kicks off this week

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Video of superyacht Vellmari crossing the Corinth Channel

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Inaugural Frers Cup comes to dramatic conclusion

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Unknown Turkish superyacht indentified

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

ISA launches 54 metre superyacht Forever One

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Solar1 - Solar Grand Prix Monaco schedule

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Solar1 - Official Race Courses

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

​Superyacht Amadeus in Portofino​

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

The refit of superyacht Turquoise

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Spectacular conditions on day two of the Frers Cup

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Fiat uses Chopi Chopi in international advertising campaign

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Gulf Craft appoints new CEO

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Perini Navi launches superyacht Perseus 3

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

26 Metre Cammenga 85 sold

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Palmer Johnson 120 Vanquish sold

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Mengi Yay signs contract for second 33.50 metre superyacht

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The explorer Aurora

Sunday, 29 June 2014

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

Superyacht Polly in Antibes

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Giraglia Rolex Cup recap

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Feadship Heritage Fleet goes back to its roots

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

The new 14m Revolver 44GT

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Hot Lab unveils 110 metre Oceanco Primadonna

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

First edition of the Frers Cup kicks off

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Two superyachts well underway at Mengi Yay

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Azimut Yachts to introduce 3 yachts in Cannes

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

One million Euro price reduction exceptional 34-metre Sunseeker

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Preview of Royal Huisman's Wisp

Friday, 27 June 2014

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

Superyacht Moonraker in Viareggio

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

Burgess sells 74 metre CRN new build project

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

Superyacht Rasselas sold and renamed Positive Carry

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

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

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

Development of the Pendennis yard

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

First look on board 28.50 metre Darwin

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

Charter deal of the Week: The 27 metre Ace Six

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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

The 91.5 metre Oceanco Equanimity in Valencia

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

27 Yachts on display at Newport Charter Yacht Show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

550 Yachts to be displayed at rebranded Cannes show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

JFA Yachts delivers Long Island 85 WindQuest

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

Frauscher launches the new 747 Mirage tender

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

110 Metre superyacht project Nemo Rose

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

54th Genoa International Boat Show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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

Superyacht Kibo in Stockholm

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Scoop: Delta launches superyacht Onika

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Monaco Yacht Club’s new premises inaugurated

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Unknown superyacht seen in Turkey

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Benetti launches superyacht Edesia

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Heesen superyacht project Necto sold

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Superyacht Lea sold and to be refitted

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Superyacht Eclipse at anchor

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Benetti delivers superyacht My Paradis

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

81.8 Metre superyacht Kibo delivered

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Moonen's semi-displacement 94 Alu Infinity sold

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

New 100m+ superyacht project at Lürssen

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Riva 122' Mythos Sol presented in Monaco

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Sunseeker 40M Deseo delivered

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

133 Metre Al Mirqab receives additional deck during refit

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Two sales for Sunseeker London

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: Carnival Liberty 3

Saturday, 21 June 2014

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

Superyacht Areti II in the bay of Saint Tropez

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Fire destroys superyacht Polar Bear

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

206 yachts taking part in Giraglia Rolex Cup

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Closer look at the Kaiser 56 and Kaiser 43 superyacht concepts

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

The first SWATH superyacht tender unveiled

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Chartering Honors Legacy in the Maldives

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Wider launches first Wider 32’ tender

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2014 Line Honours arrival

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Tansu Yachts launch 37.9m superyacht So’Mar

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Superyacht Samar underway

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Closer look at new motoryacht Yolo

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Erdevicki superyacht design modernise 38.10m explorer yacht

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Third issue of tablet magazine SuperYacht Experience released

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

65 Metre wooden yacht Lamina under construction in Indonesia

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Sanlorenzo launches 4 superyachts

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Superyacht Kivircik in Bodrum

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

The final phase of the Giraglia Rolex Cup

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

Worth Avenue Yachts sell superyacht Mi Sueno

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

New waterside venue at Christophe Harbour

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup making waves

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

CNI sells 41 metre Feadship Odyssey

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

Refit of 62m superyacht Lady Christina

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

The start of the Palma Superyacht Cup

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

Horizon Yachts sells 4 E88 motoryacht in U.S.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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

Sailing yacht Ebb Tide cruising in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Superyacht concept for South East Asia yacht owner

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

82 Metre superyacht Basrah Breeze spotted in Iraq

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Sunseeker launches new 86 Yacht

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Sunseeker launches new 101 Sport Yacht

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Video of Oceanco superyacht Equanimity

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Whyko ​sells Jurata Star

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Y.CO sells Feadship Seaflower

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

The 29 metre superyacht My Way in Greece

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Superyacht Northern Spirit sold

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Palmer Johnson signs 2 new superyacht contracts

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

First Nauta Air 86 launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

ISA Yachts launch superyacht Silver Wind

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Heesen sells superyacht project Margarita

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Video of 115 metre superyacht Luna

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

53 Metre superyacht South sold

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

​New interior for superyacht Tacanuya​

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Admiral Regale 45 Flying Dragon launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Superyacht of the week: The 41 metre Inmocean

Sunday, 15 June 2014

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

Superyacht D’Natalin IV in Bellingham, Washington

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Performance and glamour on the second SWS Trophy Day

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Sabdes release 125m version of Project X

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Lamination of hull of first Swan 115 S completed

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Industry professionals settings sights on So! Dalian

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Codecasa unveils design for new Codecasa 65

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Velacarina wins the Pendennis Cup 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

The 2014 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

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

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

Superyacht Pegasus V sold

Friday, 13 June 2014

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

YXT One arriving in the Mediterranean

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

The 85 metre superyacht Project T concept

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

SYT visits the Wider shipyard

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

Heesen delivers superyacht Monaco Wolf

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

Burgess sells Benetti Vision Domani

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

Projects currently under construction at Feadship

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

Alberto Perrone Da Zara joins Lürssen sales team

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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

Superyacht Déjà Vu off Monaco

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

The new 6.50 metre Sport Runabout tender

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Opening of Spanopoulos Group new refit yard

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Visiting Balk Shipyard in The Netherlands

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

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

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Wally delivers second WallyAce, WallyKokoNut

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Too Design studio unveils new ISA Berlinetta concept

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Bilgin launches 45m superyacht Elada

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

The recently delivered superyacht Astra in Gibraltar

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

New majority owner at Westport

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Oceanco delivers 91.5 metre superyacht Equanimity

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Oxygène Yachts developing Air 99

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Superyacht Tuscan Sun sold

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

High profile repeat bookings for Singapore Yacht Show 2015

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The 66 metre Invictus

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

77 metre unfinished superyacht U-77 back on the market

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Tecnomar Nadara 40 Low Profile launched

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

30 Metre Heesen superyacht Matanthar sold

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Central Yacht unveils 55 metre KlassiK K

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

The 34.75 metre superyacht Proteus in Nafplio

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

Moonen announces new superyacht contract

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

Mondo Marine presents the M43 by Hot Lab

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

Bluewater add Destiny to charter fleet

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

First racing day of the Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

CRN delivers 61 metre superyacht Saramour

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

Superyacht Netto completed by Nordlund

Friday, 6 June 2014

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

CRN's brand new 61 metre Saramour in Ancona

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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

Scoop: 140m superyacht Ocean Victory starts sea trials

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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

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

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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

The 45 metre fast superyacht Talal

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

Lionheart wins Menorca Maxi Regatta

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

Numarine announces the 6th order for flagship 102’ superyacht

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

SYT visits Pride Yachts in China

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

Visiting ongoing superyacht projects at Heesen

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

YPI announce sale of 42.35m sailing yacht Cyclos III

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

First look on board 37 metre Continental Trawler

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

Closer look at the Mulder 94 Voyager

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

Yacht Moments sell 56m superyacht Parsifal IV

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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

The Rossi Navi superyacht Polaris in Viareggio​

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Motor yacht Obrigado sold

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

In Pictures: Feadship Highlander arrives in Europe

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Video of the launch of the 73m Yalla

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Tight racing at the Pendennis Cup

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Ocean Alexander motor yacht Eleven Eleven sold

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Update on the launch of the 66m Lürssen project Green

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Superyacht AD5 in Genoa

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Ferretti announce new CEO, Alberto Galassi

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Mediterranean Yacht Show announces 2015 dates

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Zeelander Yachts unveils luxury explorer superyacht Z164

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Cape4 Yachting sells superyacht Hero

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Pastrovich announce 90m superyacht concept, X-Kid Stuff

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Visiting superyacht builder Kingship in China

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Yachting Developments now offering refit service

Monday, 2 June 2014

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

Superyacht of the week: The 85 metre Solandge

Sunday, 1 June 2014

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

Fireworks over superyacht Ace

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

Lürssen's Young Designer Award shipyard tour

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

Northern Marine comments on capsizing of 90’ expedition yacht

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

Danish Yachts unveals AeroCruiser 38 II Fly

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

73 Metre superyacht project Sapphire unveiled

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

In Pictures: Heesen's brand new Galatea

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

Expansion at Holland Jachtbouw's shipyard in Zaandam

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

First two days of racing at the Pendennis Cup

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

The XII edition of the Southern Wind Trophy

Friday, 30 May 2014

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

Exclusive: CRN preparing the launch of 73m superyacht Yalla

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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

Sanlorenzo launches 46 metre superyacht Trident

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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

Superyacht Lady Britt at anchor off Monaco

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Unfinished superyacht rebuild project in Italy

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

The fate of superyacht Lea

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Solar1 bringing together experts of solar power and green technology

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Sunseeker starts construction of second 155 Yacht

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Superyacht Sea Dweller sold

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 41m superyacht sloop

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Superyacht design concept Phoenicia updated

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

Chartering the 90m superyacht Nero on the Costa Smeralda

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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

The Codecasa Emelina in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Video of the 2014 Les Voiles de St. Barth

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

The inaugural Frers Cup to be held in Trapani

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

In Pictures: The newly delivered Sunseeker 40 Marin

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Construction update on Tankoa superyacht project S693

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Sneak preview of Royal Huisman Elfje

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Viking launches 28 metre 92 EB

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Progress at Wim Van Der Valk Continental Yachts

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Lürssen launches 66 metre superyacht Ester III

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Explorer superyacht Akula in Genoa

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

The refit of the 28.60 metre Shenu

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

Rossi Navi unveils new line of superyachts

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

Record Performance for Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

Azimut 77S set to debut at Cannes Boat Show 2014

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

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

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

85 Metre superyacht Solandge added to Monaco line-up

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

S​uperyacht Tranquility sold

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

 

Video of the capsizing of explorer yacht Blood Baron

Monday, 26 May 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The Codecasa Vintage F75

Sunday, 25 May 2014

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

Superyacht Sirahmy in Viareggio

Friday, 23 May 2014

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

Superyacht Hilarium II sold

Friday, 23 May 2014

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

Royal Huisman William Tai sold

Friday, 23 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 23 May 2014

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

MYBA Charter Show a success

Friday, 23 May 2014

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

New renderings of the Continental Trawler 28 RPH

Friday, 23 May 2014

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

The second Codecasa Vintage superyacht in Viareggio

Thursday, 22 May 2014

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

Hull and superstructure of 41 metre IAG Serenity joined

Thursday, 22 May 2014

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

SYT visits the Kha Shing shipyard in Taiwan

Thursday, 22 May 2014

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

Jade Yachts’ VIP Island at the Taiwan International Boat Show

Thursday, 22 May 2014

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

ISA Yachts secures order to complete 71m superyacht

Thursday, 22 May 2014

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

The 36 metre Phoenix being moved over the road in Pisa

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Benetti launches 45m superyacht Latiko

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Taiwan International Boat Show a success

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Admiral launches 35m superyacht Foam

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Merle Wood & Associates sell 27.4m superyacht MTG

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Nafplion hosts the First Mediterranean Yacht Show

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

First SuperYacht Festival held in Amsterdam

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Superyacht Blue Berry launched by BSD Yachts

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Sneak preview of the launch of the Logica 147-01

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Photo gallery of the launch of the Logica 147-01

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Benetti launches 47 metre superyacht FB503

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

The classic explorer F100 in La Spezia

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Superyacht Monte Carlo sold

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

85 Foot yacht capsizes during her launch

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Superyacht 4H sold

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Major expansion for IMS Shipyard

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Logica Yachts preparing the launch of the Logica 147-01

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Arcadia 85 Solar sold and renamed Good Life

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

New photos of 140 metre Fincantieri Victory

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Brokerage deal of the week: 27m superyacht Giriz II

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

The 50 metre Heesen Crazy Me

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

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

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

30 Metre Bahama SkyMaster superyacht underway

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

Moonen unveils new superyacht range

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

Closer look at STP shipyard in Palma

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

Superyacht of the week: The Hatteras 100 Mr. Loui

Sunday, 18 May 2014

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

Sailing yacht Mrs Seven in Piraeus

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

Pannone Architetti designs 35m superyacht Shuairan

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

In Pictures: Superyacht Suncoco in Greece

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

Bannenberg & Rowell Design high volume 57.91m superyacht

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

The refit of the 71m superyacht Enigma XK

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

Azure present 94 metre Purity superyacht concept

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

Closer look 25.4 metre concept SIG80

Friday, 16 May 2014

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

Superyacht Lady Nora in Piraeus

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

Superyacht Kahu sold

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

Mulder superyacht BN100 well underway

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

Best Chef Award for 30m charter yacht Leonardo

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

Sailing yacht Mirabella I now fitted with helideck

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

Summer charter for 47m Superyacht Lady Dee

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

DMS Holland introduces RotorSwing roll damping system with Zero Speed functionality

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

Benetti Coconuts sold by Fraser Yachts

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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

The 33 metre superyacht Pollux in Spetses

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

Superyacht Restless joins Bluewater charter fleet

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

Cantiere Delle Marche launches 4th Darwin 86

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

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

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

Quality fleet signs up for Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

First Sunseeker 101 launched and delivered

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 27 Metre superyacht explorer

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

70m Bannenberg & Rowell designed superyacht signed at Feadship

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

The 36.9 metre motorsailor Gulmaria cruising off Poros

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Video of the Mangusta 110

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Superyacht QM of London sold

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Sanlorenzo launches hull of 460Exp superyacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Nakhimov signs new 37 metre superyacht contract at Admiral-Tecnomar

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

New photos of the launch of the PJ170-02

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Video of the launch of 52 metre Jade yacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Vicem Yachts 97 Cruiser sold and delivered in US

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

McConaghy Boats increase focus on superyacht sector

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

The 77 metre superyacht Tango in Athens

Monday, 12 May 2014

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

Scoop: 120 metre superyacht Czar launched in Greece

Monday, 12 May 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The Benetti Delfino 93’ Zaphira

Monday, 12 May 2014

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

Superyacht Aurora at anchor in Porto Heli

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

The 36 metre Trinity superyacht Sea Jewel Bravo sold

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

Heesen Yachts launches 51m superyacht My Sky

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

90 Metre superyacht Nero sold

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

 

Southern Wind launches 32 metre superyacht Farfalla

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

Live From Taiwan: Horizon sells 4 yachts

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

Superyachts in Spetses, Greece

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

Feadship superyacht Paraffin sold

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

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

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

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

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

Tender of the month: The X-Craft Elite 8.0

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

Live from Taiwan: chairman's speech

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

The 40 metre Admiral Aqua in Nafplio

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

Benetti superyacht Imagination sold

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

ISA Yachts announces launch of ISA 66m Granturismo superyacht

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

47 Metre superyacht Ohana sold

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

Feadship superyacht Nara sold

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

46m Superyacht project 3072 well underway at Vitters

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

A new look Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

The 33 metre cutter rigged sloop Amadeus in Greece

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

Madame Gu named Superyacht of the Year

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

Superyacht charter review: Carpe Diem IV & V in Turkey

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

Record-breaking Palma Superyacht Show

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

Video of 180 metre Azzam underway

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

Interview with new owners of Dahm International

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

The winners of the World Superyacht Awards

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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

Superyacht Allure in Nafplio

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Palmer Johnson launches second PJ170 superyacht

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Onboard superyacht La Reina Del Mar in Palma

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Riva unveils new 88’ Miami Project

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

New photo of 140m superyacht Victory

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Photo gallery of the Mediterranean Yacht Show

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Superyacht of the Week: The BVB44M

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Baltic Yachts launches superyacht WinWin

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

In pictures: Ranger sailing yacht

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

The classically styled motor yacht Amphitrite

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: The 43m superyacht CD Two

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Superyacht iAmsterdam

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Photo Gallery: Day 2 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Interview with Arne Ploch

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Gulf Craft exhibiting yachts in Oman

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

24.60 Metre Hanseat IV sold

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Storm Yachts move 24 metre S-78

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

ICAP Leopard wins the Yachting World Trophy

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

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

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Horizon launches superyacht Carnival Liberty 3

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Royal Huisman signs contract for carbon Sparkman & Stephens design

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Superyacht L'Albatros in Genoa this week

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: The 48.42 metre superyacht Thalia

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: The 43 metre superyacht Mystere

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Feadship Issana sold

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: The 34.14 metre superyacht Seljm

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Amels superyacht activity reaches new heights

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

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

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Closer look at superyacht Babylon

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Superyacht Hamilton II

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

News about the Spanish Matriculation Tax

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Onboard 34.21m superyacht Foftein II

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Superyacht explorer Dione Sky

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: The 38.9 metre superyacht Ganesha I

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

Live from Palma: Onboard 29.08m superyacht Las Brisas

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

The IMITFair 2014 to be held in October

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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

24m Power Catamaran concept unveiled

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Azimut Yachts Celebrates the Launch of the New Grande 95RPH

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Superyacht Reve d'Or in Porto Montenegro

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Superyacht Cartouche sold

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Otam introduces new Millennium 80 Open

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Admiral lays keels for 52m and 55m superyachts

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

51m Borkumriff IV at the Superyacht Cup

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

DYT Yacht Transport assists superyacht in Transat AG2R La Mondiale

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

Sailing yacht Prana in the Caribbean

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

Filippetti releases interior renderings of first Navetta 30

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

Mondo Marine sets up new Monaco office

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

In pictures: Amadeus superyacht

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

Superyacht Argyll in the Caribbean

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

Superyacht Highlander delivered after major refit

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

Sunreef Yachts reveals new Catamaran

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

Superyacht Deep Blue sold

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

Chartering superyacht Nassima in the South of France

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

New 35M Princess superyacht released from mould

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

Nautor’s Swan confirm sale of Swan 115 - 003

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

M5 departs Falmouth following extensive refit

Monday, 28 April 2014

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

Superyacht Axioma in Sint Maarten

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

SYT Media partner of the Mediterranean Yacht Show

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

Superyacht Abbracci sold

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

AB Yachts launches latest AB 116 superyacht

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

SuperYacht of the Week: The 72.5 metre superyacht Axioma

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

Two sailing yacht refits at Front Street

Friday, 25 April 2014

​Front Street Shipyard tells us they have become the home-away-from-home for two New Zealand-built superyachts, that just joined the yard after trips north from the Caribbean. These Kiwi sisters will be summering in Maine whilst undergoing refits. The 33 metre (108-foot) pilothouse sloop Marea... Read More

New rendering released of W.100' superyacht

Friday, 25 April 2014

​W-Class has just released this photo-realistic rendering of the new W.100'. This yacht has been designed to compete in classic yacht regattas such as the Eggemoggin Reach, Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Antigua Classic, the Bucket Series and for occasional cruising. She is the minimum size yacht to qualify for these events. Read More

55 Metre Admiral superyacht tank tested

Friday, 25 April 2014

In 2013 Nakhimov Yachts signed a contract for the construction of 55 metre yacht to be build at Admiral shipyard. The yacht has a revolutionary hybrid power system enabling the yacht to cruise 10 knots on electric engines consuming just 95 liters per hour. Naval architecture is by Vripack, who have just finished tank testing the yacht’s hull. Read More

What's inside this month's superyacht publications - April/May 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014

This month we looked at the top stories in the latest magazines: Yachts International, Boat International, Showboats International, The Superyacht Report and Superyacht Business.

The 55 metre Feadship Kahalani in Palma

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Kahalani built by Feadship in 2010 was captured in Palma by Merijn de Waard. She is 55 metres long and possesses classic Feadship features. At her launch, her delighted owner had flown in members of the Light Infantry Buglers to serve as a guard of honor and add extra gravitas to the name giving ceremony.. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches SD112 superyacht "O"

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Sanlorenzo has just launched 33.6 metre semi-displacement motoryacht, “O”, and are already experiencing huge success with the first SD112 unit. Six units have been purchased before the official launch of O, with a further three hulls in an advanced stage of production. The superstructure has three decks, but thanks to a series of stylish design innovations... Read More

Hilarium undergoes a complete re-power and paint job

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Motoryacht, Hilarium, has recently undergone a complete re-power and paint job at Derecktor Shipyard of Florida. Built in the Netherlands in 1984, 137 foot Hakvoort’s original engines (12V396’s) were replaced... Read More

The International Superyacht Coatings Conference 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The next edition of the International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC) will be held in Amsterdam on 11 and 12 December 2014. The ISCC brings together the superyacht industry to exchange information and discuss the latest developments in the field of coatings. Decisions taken during the ISCC will subsequently be implemented by the industry, making it a must-attend event for all parties in the superyacht sector. Read More

Newport preparing for 32nd edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show

Thursday, 24 April 2014

This summer, the 32nd edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show will immerse its guests into the world of luxury chartering with an emphasis on New England as a premier cruising destination. Scheduled for June 23-26 in Newport, Rhode Island, the four-day event is the only charter yacht show of its kind in the U.S... Read More

The 10th edition of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Since 2005, the paradisiacal island of Capri has acted as the unique venue to host Rolex Capri Sailing Week, a yearly rendezvous for first-class yachts and sailors from all over the world. The traditional opener for Rolex’s Mediterranean yachting calendar celebrates its 10th edition from 19-24 May. Read More

Zeelander Yachts Welcome New VP of Sales

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Zeelander Yachts are pleased to announce that Andrea Armas has recently joined the team as Vice President of Sales. Founded in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands, in 2002 by Sietse Koopmans, Zeelander Yachts is a high level standard and semi-custom yacht builder, which stands for timeless beauty, technical finesse, quality and performance. Read More

New photo of 140 metre superyacht Victory in the water

Thursday, 24 April 2014

On saturday we could show you the first image of the Fincantieri 140 metre Victory project, when she was moved outside in preparation of her launch. The yacht has now been lowered into the water, as shown on this photo which appeared on Twitter today.  Read More

The 10th Nordhaven 86 delivered

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​In the vein of the Nordhavn 120 delivery comes another transit of the South China Sea, this time by Nordhavn 86, Koonoona. Koonoona will set sail from the South Coast factory in Xiamen, China, stopping in Hong Kong, to be delivered to her owner. The voyage, scheduled to commence April 30, is bound to be another exciting one for Nordhavn fans to follow. Read More

First photo of 57 metre Feadship project 810

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​One of our readers has emailed us this photo of a large yacht on the move in The Netherlands. I identified it as Feadship hull 810, the 57 metre superyacht that was signed by a client of Edmiston, in May 2013. The yacht is currently on her way to the Feadship yard on Kaag Island, where she will be completed. With radical exterior styling... Read More

Superyacht Lady Dee in Porto Montenegro

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​The 47 metre Lady Dee was built in 2012 by Acico Yachts. Her exterior design was done by Cor D. Rover and she can reach up to 16 knots. In the picture Lady Dee is captured in Porto Montenegro. Read More

Golden Yachts building 72 metre superyacht O' Pari II

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Although details are still scarce, we believe Golden Yachts is currently building the 72 metre superyacht O' Pari II. Built to Bureau Veritas, the yacht appears to have a gross tonnage of 1166 tons and should be delivered in April 2015. Read More

Feadship Inevitable sold

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Burgess has announced the sale of the stunning Feadship, Inevitable. Worth Avenue Yachts represented the new owners. Inevitable presents in immaculate condition having benefited from her previous owner's significant investment in a top to bottom rebuild which included a brand new interior, new paint and a hull extension plus many other upgrades​. Read More

Dahm International under new ownership

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​In the course of the reorganisation of dahm international, the brokerage department has been outsourced in April 2014. New owners Lukas Stratmann and Christian Hausser will be responsible for the management of the new brokerage company from April 1st 2014. In his function as honorary president of dahm international... Read More

Amadeus joins Bluewater charter fleet

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bluewater have added motor yacht Amadeus to their charter fleet. The 2008 and 21.95m sunseeker has been designed with the discerning customer in mind, and has been customised to the highest standard. Its interiors boast American walnut satin and a chic colour scheme. The yacht is fully air conditioned with ample selection of water toys... Read More

Brisk yachting activity at Marina Port Vell

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​Marina Port Vell, Barcelona, has undergone an incomparable transformation in recent years. In consultation with captains, owners and the wider superyacht community, this prime superyacht destination now caters to yachts up to 120m and is currently enjoying brisk yachting activity as its much anticipated quays open for spring and summer superyacht visits. Read More

New renderings of the Princess 35M

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​The Princess M Class design team have released new renderings showing fresh exterior profiles and detail. The Princess 35M will deliver exquisite superyacht sophistication, demonstrating a further evolution of the award-winning 40M flagship. The interior of the 35M offers exceptional volume; a palatial four or five suite layout... Read More

Video of the relaunch of superyacht Magic following refit

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Front Street Shipyard has relaunched the 130-foot superyacht Magic, which had arrived in September 2013 at the yard for a major refit. The vessel's owners commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects, Magic's original design team, to complete the redesign. 

Brokerage Deal of the Week: 2005 CNB performance cruiser

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

​In this series of articles, we take a look at the best superyacht deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at the 35.65 metre performance cruiser, Hamilton II. Read More

The 3rd Annual BWA Pentathlon to be held this week

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

On the 26th of April 2014, BWA Yachting Spain is organizing its 3 rd annual Pentathlon, bring together yacht crews for an afternoon of fierce competition for a good cause! Exceptional this year: each crew in competition will have a special added member to their team: one of the “super hero kids” that will benefit from the funds raised by this event. Read More

Superyacht Seven J's in front of the San Diego Convention Center

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Superyacht Seven J's was built by Delta Marine, as superyacht Slojo. Her design brief was to build a highly maneuverable, long range, shallow draft diving craft. Her twin Caterpillar engines deliver a top speed of 16.5 knots though, with a cruise of 10 to 12 knots, she has an impressive range of 3,500 nautical miles. Read More

Bluewater welcomes Aegir to their charter fleet

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Built by Carbon Ocean Yachts and winner of the International Superyacht Society Design Awards, Boat of the Year 24m-40m, 2011, Aegir can do what many others promise, but cannot achieve. Aegir is built completely out of carbon fibre, with a warm and contemporary interior and ample deck space for sunbathing and al fresco dining. Read More

Cyclos III to be sold in a blind auction

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Still widely regarded as the world’s benchmark for high performance sailing, the yacht that launched the superyacht career of multi-award winning designer Andrew Winch, the ground-breaking Royal Huisman ketch Cyclos III is now to be sold by William Bishop, Head of YPI Sailing, in a Blind Auction closing on 8 May 2014. Read More

Gemma Fottles joins SuperYachtTimes.com's editorial team

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

SuperYacht Company, the publisher of SuperYachtTimes.com, is proud to announce that Gemma Fottles has joined their team. With a background in both creative writing and digital magazine editing, Gemma will be the new News and Content editor at SuperYachtTimes.com. Gemma graduated with a degree in English Literature and Media... Read More

In Pictures: The 99 metre Madame Gu

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Giovanni Romero captured the 99 metre Madame Gu in Gibraltar. Built in 2013, she is the largest Feadship yacht ever built. She is easily recognizable for her exquisite exterior detailing and sleek architecture. Her interior, designed by Andrew Winch, is no less impressive and it is thought to have no match in its luxury. Read More

Moran Yacht & Ship sells Feadship Madsummer

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the inhouse sale of the Feadship F45 superyacht Madsummer. Madsummer was built by Feadship in 2008 as the third F45 Vantage. Powered by twin 1,055hp MTU diesel engines Madsummer cruises at 12 knots. She features a full-displacement steel hull, and has a cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles. Read More

Video of the launch of the 65 metre Shemara

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m Motor Yacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester. Read More

Palma Superyacht Show lineup up to 55 yachts

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, a ‘late surge of interest’ from high quality yachts wishing to take part in the 2nd edition Palma Superyacht Show (PSS) has pushed the total number of confirmations to 55. Read More

Blohm+Voss delivers 82 metre superyacht Graceful

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The eagerly anticipated yacht Graceful has left her berth in Hamburg on Friday, April 18 after the shipyard successfully achieved a challenging 23 month completion programme. This stunning yacht joins an impressive lineage of truly iconic vessels from the renowned yard and currently ranks as the 67th largest yacht ever to be launched. Read More

Scoop: Fincantieri launches 140 metre Victory project

Saturday, 19 April 2014

We are still waiting for official news, but this photo that appeared on Instagram today, shows that Fincantieri has launched the 140 metre Victory project.&nb