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Tankoa Yachts presents their new 65m superyacht

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

At the last Monaco Yacht Show, Tankoa Yachts, a new Italian shipyard based in Genoa, presented their first superyacht; the 65 metre Tankoa S65. She is a twin screw displacement motor yacht built to both RINA and Lloyd’s rules. The superyacht will have a high tensile steel hull with a light weight alloy superstructure. Read More

How to stay on course with yacht finance in the current economic conditions

Tuesday, 23 December 2008 recently spoke with Remco Immink of Ciris Capital about the influence of the credit crunch on the finance of superyachts. Ciris Capital is a company that primarily exists to provide clients with access to loans and other financial arrangements, the current situation obviously has their full attention. Read More

Moonen delivers Sofia II; the second Moonen 97

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Moonen Shipyards, a leading builder of pocket-size superyachts, announces the November launch of Sofia II, the second in its brand-new line of 97-foot steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Built for repeat clients (the original Sofia was a Moonen 84), she follows the first yacht in the series, Darsea, launched in the spring. Read More

Platinum Marine Services introduces new 125ft exploration superyacht series

Monday, 22 December 2008

Platinum Marine Services in collaboration with Bray Yacht Design and Research announced the launch of their new 125ft Ocean Explorer series. The new yacht series is in response to current market demand for capable world cruising and long range efficient exploration yacht designs. The Ocean Explorer 125 features bold styling and colour scheme. Read More

Joseph Artese designs interior for 185ft expedition superyacht Alucia

Friday, 19 December 2008

Joseph Artese Design has designed the new interior for the re-building of the 185’ M/V Alucia, the French built research vessel (formally R/V Nadir) which came fitted out with an A-Frame for launching and retrieving the three two-man submersibles. The rebuild is fully underway in Seattle and is expected to be fully operational and ready by February 2009. Read More

Marina Papagayo opens in Costa Rica

Thursday, 18 December 2008

The new full-service, five-star Marina Papagayo was a thriving hub of nautical activity and excitement as mega-yachts began gliding into the docks at Costa Rica’s finest luxury marina on the Pacific coast during its official opening Monday, Dec. 15. The marina, with an initial 180 wet slips, welcomed several yachtsmen who had reserved slips. Read More

Francesco Paszkowski designs new 44 metre Baglietto superyacht

Thursday, 18 December 2008

The latest design to come from the design office of Francesco Paszkowski is a 44-metre high-performance planning superyacht for Baglietto. Light oak combined with leather are the main materials used for the interior. The eye-catching wheelhouse, roofed entirely in glass, reminds of the sport look of the Baglietto open series. Read More

December superyacht sales and charter news from Ocean Independence

Thursday, 18 December 2008

A busy season at Ocean Independence (OCI) with 2 new CAs for charter and 4 for sale, as well as the successful sale of Anoud Al Doha. This 28m Guy Couach 2800 open, with a Kevlar hull and Arneson Surface drives, built in 1999, was represented by the dynamic team of Jim Acher and Marc Haendle at OCI Palma. Read More

The new Celebrity 128 motor yacht by Ivan Erdevicki

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Celebrity Yachting from China asked Canada based designer Ivan Erdivicki to design a 128ft superyacht. The result is the Celebrity 128; a tri-deck motor yacht whose elegantly curved lines give the impression of a much larger yacht. Two additional deck versions will be available, including an “open deck” concept based on the same hull. Read More

Mayan Queen IV visits Dartmouth

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Last week the 92 metre Blohm & Voss Mayan Queen IV sailed into the River Darth and berthed at Dartmouth in South Devon. Built under the project name Safari, Mayan Queen IV was designed by well known British superyacht designer Tim Heywood. Her Mexican owner previously owned a 49 metre Feadship with the same name. Read More

Vripack lists Beothuk for sale

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Following a very successful introduction at the 2008 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Vripack Brokers announce their appointment as world wide central agent for the sale of the Doggersbank Offshore 102’ Beothuk. A full displacement long range yacht which was launched in 2008 and can be considered new. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches motor yacht Man of Steel

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Three years later after the great success of the first Man of Steel, Heesen is extremely honoured to launch the second Man of Steel, a 50 meter displacement motor yacht for the same owner. It is the largest designed and built displacement yacht in the 30 years of Heesen's history which makes this launching even more special. Read More 

Perini Navi delivers Silvana and sells new 56m superyacht

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Perini Navi is proud to announce that they delivered saling yacht Silvana to her owner last week. Silvana is the 6th in the 56m series and number 44 of the Perini Navi Fleet. At the same time, the company announces the sale of another 56m aluminium ketch, which will be delivered in the summer of 2010. Read More

Exciting new joint CA awarded to YPI Brokerage

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Alex Braden, Chairman of the Yachting Partners International Group and Matt Albert, Sales and New Construction broker with YPI Brokerage are very proud to announce their latest joint CA. For sale for the very first time from the owner who commissioned her in 2001, one of the finest ever launches from the esteemed Codecasa yard, M.Y. Lady Ann Magee. Read More

Baia launches the first One Hundred superyacht

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

On 15 November with the beautiful backdrop of Naples, Antonio Capasso (CEO) and Roy Capasso (Marketing Director) of Cantieri di Baia presented the new Baia One Hundred to an exclusive group of international customers and media. This 31 metre superyacht will become the new flagship of the Baia Yachts fleet. Read More

Timoneer claims victory in the Superyacht Cup Antigua 2008

Monday, 15 December 2008

After a very close day of racing in what had to be one of the most nail biting finishes to The Superyacht Cup Antigua ever, Timoneer claimed a worthy victory. With winds ranging from 14 to 27 knots on the Abu Dhabi race, all of the boats left the dock with everything to sail for. The competition for first place overall was between the Timoneer and Signe. Read More

Pendennis launches 54m Liebowitz & Pritchard designed superyacht Steel

Monday, 15 December 2008

A few weeks ago the Falmouth based shipyard Pendennis launched their latest superyacht. The 54 metre Project 57, named Steel, is designed by Liebowitz & Pritchard, who have worked before with Pendennis on the 47.5 metre motorsaloir MitseaAH. The expedition styled superyacht sports an unusual green hull with an off white superstructure. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Ocean Mercury, the SL39 revolution starts here

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Launched by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, Ocean Mercury is the first of a modular customseries concept from Feadship called the SL39. Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects with an interior by Terence Disdale, Ocean Mercury has a classic Feadship look and will be primarily used in the Mediterranean. Read More

CRN launches new website

Friday, 12 December 2008

Just days ago, the new website of the CRN (, a shipyard that ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of mega-yachts, building the high end of the product line of the company Ferretti S.p.A., made its online debut. Completely renewed in terms of both the graphic presentation and the mode of navigation available to users. Read More

Drama on day two of the Superyacht Cup

Friday, 12 December 2008

Breakages, rough seas, squalls, sunshine and a new leader, the third day of The Super Yacht Cup Antigua had it all. After a night of high winds and huge rainstorms today’s forecast of 15-20 knots saw a calmer day than the first, but none could have foreseen the action, which occurred within the Superyacht Cup fleet. Read More

Elements - 73m superyacht by Yay Gemi Yapim and Sinot Yacht Design

Thursday, 11 December 2008

The elements of design, such as the lines, shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, are the building blocks used to create a work of art. This holds true for one of the newest superyacht creations to come from the Yay Shipyard and Sinot Yacht Design, Elements. This superyacht will be designed and built as a Lloyd’s Register SSC Rules Private Yacht. Read More

Signe steals the show on the first day of the Superyacht Cup Antigua

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Blue skies, black clouds, sunshine and rain all in one afternoon for the first day of racing at The Superyacht Cup Antigua. The forecast turned out to be pretty acurate, predicting 17 – 20 knots with occasional squalls, but no one really expected squalls on every leg, and winds to reach over 35 knots on several occasions during the two and a half hour race. Read More

Two new superyacht lines by Benetti

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Benetti SpA have released the first details of two new motor yacht lines; the 47m Imagination and the 52m Sensation. The Benetti Imagination will be constructed entirely out of aluminium alloy, and will have a length of 47m, and a 8.8m beam. Her semi displacement hull will reach a top speed of 24.6 knots. Read More

A steep superyacht traffic increase for Singapore

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

A steep superyacht traffic increase for the F1 weekend brings new superyachts to Singapore and helps SSA reaching its yearly traffic objectives. An exciting season of top-notch lifestyle experiences complemented the historic 2008 Formula One™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, giving superyacht owners more reasons to come to Singapore for the season, from end-September all the way to December for the much anticipated Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Singapore Stopover, the first and only South East Asian stopover leg. Read More

Handcrafted superyacht interiors and products from Maine

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Windham Millwork, Inc, a manufacturing company from Windham, Maine, combines its company’s 51 years of experience in the architectural woodworking business and its craftsmen of boat builders to introduce Maine Mystique. Maine Mystique is the marine product division of Windham Millwork, Inc. Read More

Pendennis sign new 46m Ron Holland ketch

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Pendennis is pleased to announce that in partnership with Ron Holland Design and Palm Beach Yachts International, work on a new 46 metre ketch will start in the spring of 2009. It is a welcome addition to the Pendennis portfolio as the yard continues to go from strength to strength despite the current economic global climate affecting the industry. Read More

December superyacht sales news from CNI

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

CNI Cannes lists three new yachts, including the 42m (137’) Blue Eyes. Built in 2004, she is a fine example of Baglietto at its best. She has a large master suite on the main deck and four spacious guest suites below deck. Blue Eyes is equipped with stabilizers and a lift providing access to all deck areas. Read More

Hull turning of the first Picchiotti-Vitruvius superyacht

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The 50m aluminium hull for the first motor yacht in the Vitruvius series – code name C.2134 – was turned upright at the Cantieri Navali Beconcini premises, the Perini Navi Group facility in La Spezia. The difficult operation was successfully completed in front of the shipyard workers and the Group management. Read More

Montigne - another stunning super schooner from Aegean Yacht

Monday, 8 December 2008

Aegean Yacht is working on a new 57m schooner set for delivery in May 2009. The buyer, an experienced superyacht owner, is naming the yacht Montigne and planning to use her both for private and charter use. Built to the MCA’s highest standards for safety, Montigne will become one of the world's largest sailing yachts available for charter. Read More

SuperYacht of the week: A wonderful Odyssey by Rodriquez Yachts

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Odyssey is the 38 meter 2008 concept of Rodriquez Yachts (Rodriquez), the design and production unit of superyachts for Rodriquez Cantieri Navali. Delivered last spring, Odyssey is the newest model, the Rodriquez 38 WB, crafted by Rodriquez. The Rodriquez 38 WB model is a wide-body vessel with a full-beam main deck. Read More

Twizzle shows her lines at Royal Huisman

Friday, 5 December 2008

Under a rich blue sky on a November Saturday morning the massive Alustar aluminum hull of Twizzle was rolled out of her construction hall for routine turning. Four cranes performed the seamless manoeuvre with the look and speed of synchronised swimmers, placing the upright hull on a build cradle that will be her home until completion in the Spring of 2010. Read More

Superyacht charter news from Camper & Nicholsons International

Friday, 5 December 2008

The CNI charter division in Monaco welcomes the CMN-built 60m (196’) Cloud 9 to the charter fleet. For the first time in the history of the Maldives it is now possible to charter a locally based crewed yacht to explore the islands in style. The two new CNI central agencies are the Sultan’s Way 007, a 31.3m (103’) Azimut, and the Sultan’s Way 001, a Leonardo 98. Read More

Superyacht charter news from Edmiston

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Utopia is the largest and most highly specified Feadship for charter. Her incredible stability and comfort result in a yacht with a very special status. Connected by a sweeping staircase, her sun and upper deck are two of the largest and most attractive terraces afloat. Her interior volume is staggering. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches Celestial Hope

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Heesen Yachts is proud to announce the launching of motor yacht Celestial Hope yard number 14247. On Friday October 17th 2008 Celestial Hope was launched at the Heesen shipyard. The interior, designed by design studio Intarya, is set on a contemporary well detailed interior, finished of with luxurious fabrics, furniture and decoration. Read More

Abu Dhabi gears up for new superyacht show

Thursday, 4 December 2008

With five months to go before the newly created Abu Dhabi Yacht Show opens in March 2009 the organisers Informa Yacht Group (IYG)has announced that 80% of 7,000 square meters of exhibition space has already sold. The show will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and especially constructed marina. Read More

Ocean Victory nears completion

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

This morning the 75.75m Ocean Victory left Harlingen to complete her last sea trials prior to delivery. Ocean Victory, the first full custom Feadship superyacht built at the Makkum facility of Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, left the shipyard last week and conducted her first sea trials off Rotterdam, before docking in Harlingen. Read More

Superyacht sales news from Edmiston

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Built by Schweers and launched in 1987, Jamaica Bay is still the ‘small ship’ her original owner and builder wanted her to be. Following a $ 4m refit in 2007, including a full repaint and mechanical overhaul, she is now in turnkey condition. The upgraded interior is spacious and comfortable accommodating up to 12 guests in six staterooms. Read More

The Setzer Vision Line continues to take shape with Burger Boat Company

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Setzer Design Group announces the premier of “VL-58,” another futuristic design from its Vision Line series, which the renowned Burger Boat Company has selected as a statement of both companies’ plans for the future. The new design, a 58-meter vessel, debuts as a streamlined expression of Setzer’s visionary superyachts. Read More

Masts arrive for Nazenin V

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The masts for the 52m ketch Nazenin V being built at RMK Marine in Turkey have been delivered. The all carbon spar package has been produced by Southern Spars. Nazenin V’s spar package is made from prepreg standard modulus carbon fibre. The Main mast is a five spreader rig that stands at 59.69m tall. Read More

Brandy Marine International to Manage Costa Rica's Marina Papagayo

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Brandy Marine International, L.L.C. of Sarasota, FL, USA, has been selected to manage the new, state-of-the-art, full-service Marina Papagayo located at the exclusive resort development at Peninsula Papagayo on the northwestern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, one of the hottest new travel destinations in the world. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Romance, a regal and Baroque CRN masterpiece

Saturday, 29 November 2008

At the Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali (CRN) Shipyard in Ancona, elegance and style are combined with engineering and technology, all in a close working relationship with the owner/client. This ultimately leads to the creation of unique works of sea‐going art and technology, such as CRN Project 122, Romance. Read More

Latest news from YPI Brokerage

Friday, 28 November 2008

Mike Rich of YPI Brokerage is proud to announce his new joint-CA, new-build 36.5m AB116 due for delivery October 2009. The AB116, with Kevlar-Carbon hull, is the ultimate open boat with fly-bridge. She packs some power and presence reaching a maximum speed of 40 knots powered by 3 x 2400 HP MTU engines and MJP water-jets. Read More

Morris Yachts introduces the M29

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Cuyler Morris, President of Morris Yachts announced the latest addition to their M-Series line today. Morris Yachts’ M29, designed by Sparkman & Stephens, is intended for short or single-handed sailing. Hull 1 will be launched in February. The M29 delivers performance sailing that is fun and comfortable. Read More

Ciris Capital trains yacht brokers of Fraser Yachts

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Ciris Capital held a special training day in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale for Fraser brokers from Europe and the United States. This all-day training was designed to help the brokers of Fraser Yachts feel more comfortable discussing yacht finance with their clients. The main focus was orientated around the complexities of the issue and how best to advise clients. Read More

Horizon Group enters the steel superyacht market with Bandido 148

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

The Horizon Group held a traditional Chinese ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of its latest new model – the Bandido 148 Explorer. The first steel for its hull was cut on November 17. Horizon Group used the occasion to announce it is entering a new era by expanding its current model lines to include the steel luxury superyacht market. Read More

Dockwise Yacht Transport partners with Global Boat Shipping

Friday, 21 November 2008

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has announced a cooperative partnership with Global Boat Shipping (GBS) of Germany to enable increased shipping options for reaching the northwestern shores of Continental Europe as well as the popular cruising grounds off the southern coast of the UK and in the Baltic Sea. Read More

Moonen's Phoebe is on schedule for launch in summer 2009

Friday, 21 November 2008

Moonen Shipyards, a leading builder of "pocket-size superyachts", has reached a significant phase in construction of the first yacht in its new 99 Alu semi-displacement series. At the beginning of October the superstructure was placed atop the hull of the new yacht, ready for welders to begin joining the parts. Read More

Balk Shipyard – The superyacht refit specialist from Holland

Friday, 21 November 2008

The Netherlands are well known for building high quality superyachts, but since last year we also have a specialized superyacht refit shipyard, Balk Shipyard in Urk. Although already established back in 1786 (!), it wasn’t until they moved from Elburg to Urk before they were noticed within the superyacht industry. Read More

Inevitable pleasure

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Feadship used the occasion of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to present a special model to the delighted owner of Inevitable (ex-Mi Gaea). A recently completed rebuild at the Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw refit yard in Makkum (NL) saw the yacht extended by 2.50 meters (8’2”) to 49.80 meters (163’5”). Read More

Safety equipment by Ocean Safety

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Ocean Safety’s involvement in the leisure marine market has grown enormously in recent years, ranging from ribs through to Round the World ocean racing and cruising yachts and powerboats. The company offers service for marine retail outlets, production boatbuilders and refit yards, sailing schools and charter companies. Read More

Ethereal, a sneak peek at the Captains log entries

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

If a name of a yacht could fit an occasion then that name would surely be the 58m / 190.4’ sailing yacht Ethereal; on a beautiful day in October, Bill & Shannon Joys’ mighty Ethereal literally hatched from a three year incubation emerging from her construction hall as the largest singular piece of yachting excellence to come out of Royal Huisman since Athena. Read More

'Green' megayacht marina at Old Port Cove opens to the public as Winter Season arrives

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Phase II of marina renovations at Old Port Cove’s south basin in North Palm Beach, FL were completed this week just in time to welcome seasonal boaters back to South Florida. This completes Old Port Cove’s $22 million two-year renovation. “This is a very exciting time for us and our clients as well,” said Old Port Cove Holdings President. Read More

CMN presents the Line 60 range of motor yachts

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

After the launching of the 58m (190ft) Netanya 8 in February 2007, CMN has developed a new range of motor yachts, the CMN Line 60 with three units in construction: Slipstream, Cloud 9 and Project 803. The Motor Yachts have been studied in cooperation with the designer Andrew Winch. The yachts can accommodate an owner’s party of up to twelve guests. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Alexandar V - ISA's latest gem

Saturday, 15 November 2008

The most striking feature of Alexandar V – ISA 480, the latest from ISA Yachts, is the stern with staircases on each side that connect all of the decks to one another. From the back, the vessel looks like it contains a series of balconies. Another unusual feature of Alexandar V is the color of its hull, which is called “desert sand.” Read More

Linda Lou joins IYC charter fleet

Friday, 14 November 2008

IYC (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), has announced the addition of their latest superyacht to join their charter fleet; Linda Lou. This sensational Lurssen yacht is now available for the first time on the luxury charter market. Linda Lou has been busy cruising privately since her much heralded launch in 2006. Read More

Exciting new 85m project by Van Geest Design

Friday, 14 November 2008

Van Geest Design has released details on a very exciting new project, the 85m. This 85 meter concept is the combination of two distinctive developments. One is a yacht with crisp lines without having the interior volume dictating the exterior styling. There are four decks giving a low and sleek eye catching design. Read More

New collaboration between Danish Yacht and LISA Airplanes

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Danish Yacht and LISA Airplanes are pleased to announce their collaboration, in the first of their plans to develop new projects and provide additional benefits and initiatives to superyacht owners and captains. Danish Yacht and LISA Airplanes are exploring the market of combining superyachts and light airplanes. Read More

Abeking & Rasmussen launches new 78m superyacht

Friday, 7 November 2008

Last week the Lemwerder based shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen launched a new 78 metre superyacht. German superyacht photographer Ricardo Pilguj took the first photos of this blue hulled superyacht. Very little information is known at present; however the exterior lines of hull number 6479 are drawn by Reymond Langton Design. Read More

New DP training centre in Barcelona

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The use of dynamic positioning (DP) systems has never been higher. Not only are offshore fleets expanding, but the use of DP across other ship types is also increasing rapidly, with DP even used on the likes of cruise ships and superyachts. Read More

Nirvana wins International Superyacht Society Design Award

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

During the Awards Gala, at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, Vitters Shipyard’s latest launch Nirvana won the International Superyacht Society Design Award in the category “Best sailing yacht above 40m“. The winning yachts represent the very finest naval architecture, design, interiors and craftsmanship within the superyacht industry. Read More

Baglietto launches the 58 metre superyacht Viki

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Baglietto is proud to announce the launch of hull No. C. 10201, a 58-metre aluminium superyacht, christened Viki. The naval architecture and exterior lines are designed by Gruppo Baglietto Engineering, the inhouse naval engineering centre that provides the shipyards of the Group with expertise in naval engineering, design and research and development. Read More

Feadship De Vries Makkum unveils Ocean Victory

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

This morning the first Feadship XL left the De Vries Makkum facility. The 75.75-meter (248’6”) Ocean Victory was christened on 18 October 2008 in the presence of hundreds of invited guests. Designed by Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa, the interior accommodates 14 people in the highest degree of comfort and style. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: My Trust, a stately new 45m Hakvoort

Saturday, 25 October 2008

My Trust, a motor yacht built by Hakvoort Shipyard in The Netherlands, is a stately ship with a dark blue hull and a classical interior with a masculine flavor. The 45-metre vessel is registered in Holland and also managed by a Dutch company. It sails under the Dutch flag and was built to the specifications of both Lloyds and the MCA. Read More

Hull largest J-Class yacht ever built transported to Zaandam

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Claasen Jachtbouw ordered the hull of the largest J-Class yacht ever to be built by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw. The impressive ship Lionheart, that is being finished by Claasen Jachtbouw, was transported last week on a pontoon from Makkum to Zaandam. Lionheart is being built after an original design of Ranger. Read More

New 63m superyacht from Rainsford Saunders Design

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

A stunning family-friendly 63-metre superyacht is currently under development at Rainsford Saunders Design. Laid out over four decks, the yacht features extensive outdoor areas providing a range of water sport and leisure options, including an oversized swimming platform aft, plus garaging for jet-skis, water-skis and diving equipment. Read More

New and notable in Cannes

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

With steadily increasing figures, and close to close to 65,000 visitors, this year’s event was once again a great success. In the old port prominent shipyards had their new yachts on display, whilst Port Pierre Canto, now in its 3rd year, grouped together the most eminent players in American and European brokerage business. Read More

Azzura Marine's world class facility attracts superyachts down under

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Azzura Marine is fast establishing a solid reputation as the premier superyacht facility in the South Pacific region. Azzura Marine Newcastle is the group's fourth and most recent addition to its growing shipyard portfolio. Capable of building custom yachts up to 74m, the new facility also provides a complete refit and repair centre. Read More

Derecktor unveils the 85.6m Tim Heywood designed Cakewalk

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Derecktor and the Cakewalk team unveiled a model of the new Cakewalk presently in build at Derecktor. The long awaited unveiling was held September 24th at YCO’s beautiful Monaco offices overlooking Monaco’s harbor. At 281 (85.6m) feet and 2,950 tons, this Cakewalk surpasses her four predecessors in size. Read More

Seabob, the world's fastest water and diving scooter

Monday, 20 October 2008

Whether you want to speed through the water, glide gently over the surface, dive down to a depth of 40 meters - all is possible with the Seabob. Seabob, the world's fastest water and diving scooter, has established itself as an ultra modern, and very exciting watersports item. A perfect high thrill toy, to be carried on board a superyacht. Read More

Giorgio Vafiadis presents the 106 metre Dream

Monday, 20 October 2008

From the “dreams” of her owner, through the creativity of Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates, a 106 metre long blue hulled Dream is coming along. Dream has been created to fulfill the desire of a demanding owner, who due to his love for the sea, decided to fit out the yacht with the necessary means in which to operate his business from on board. Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset for M.Y. Lionheart

Friday, 17 October 2008

Lionheart has become the latest yacht to balance greenhouse gas emissions through Yacht Carbon Offset’s specialist service. Yacht Carbon Offset has certified that emissions arising from Lionheart’s forthcoming cruising programme will be balanced by compensating emissions savings elsewhere – through green energy projects, for example. Read More

Flagship Superyacht Academy launches STEP crew training programmes

Thursday, 16 October 2008

A great time was had by all at bar ‘Tender To…’ on the Friday evening of the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show. Flagship Superyacht Academy entertained crew, captains, journalists, managers, brokers and builders to celebrate the launch of their bespoke whole crew STEP (short for Safety, Training and Emergency Procedures) training programmes. Read More

Cyrus Yachts will exhibit their first Cyrus 34 model at the 47th Barcelona Boat Show

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

After the success at the Cannes International Boat Show and Monaco Yacht Show, Cyrus Yachts looks forward to the upcoming Barcelona Boat Show. The shipyard will present its newest superyacht, a 34 meter semi displacement motor yacht, at the Barcelona Boat Show, which runs from 8th – 16th November. Read More

Two new Burger yachts depart for Ft. Lauderdale

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Burger Boat Company is proud to announce that within six days two new custom built Burger motor yachts have left Manitowoc and are bound for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October. Ingot departed on October 2, 2008 and To-Kalon departed October 8, 2008 from Burger’s shipyard. Read More

Lazzara Yachts to debut groundbreaking new LSX 92 at Ft Lauderdale Show

Monday, 13 October 2008

Lazzara Yachts is set debut the newest member of its popular LSX sport yacht line at this year’s Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The LSX 92 is not merely an update to the LSX 75. It is in fact a new yacht completely rethought and redesigned! With a ground breaking new feature set that is sure to enhance your experience at sea. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Blue Bird - the restoration of a gentleman’s yacht

Saturday, 11 October 2008

In the 2007 Astilleros de Mallorca completed the restoration of Blue Bird, a classic gentleman’s yacht built in 1938 for Sir Malcolm Campbell. The story of the restoration of Blue Bird started in the spring of 2004. A British gentleman had been looking at numerous classic yachts, but none of these yachts matched what he was looking for. Read More

Ginton Naval Architects designs a new 40m CBI Navi motor yacht

Friday, 10 October 2008

Ginton Naval Architects in Holland has received an order for the design of a 40 metre Motor Yacht. The design concept is based on the succesful M/Y Metsuyan IV and she will also be built at CBI Navi, part of Fipa Group, in Italy. She has a steel hull, aluminium superstructure, 2 Caterpillar C32 engines, 850 hp each, ZF 4:1 gearboxes and Caterpillar C4.4 generators. Read More

Sunrise Yachts sells first 45m and launches design projects with Espen Oeino

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Sunrise Yachts, the superyacht yard founded by Herbert P. Baum and Guillaume Roché, is proud to announce two major achievements. Hull n. 0181 – now named Africa – has just been sold to a Swiss-based client with delivery scheduled June 2009. And the company has confirmed an exciting collaboration agreement with yacht designer Espen Oeino. Read More

Abu Dhabi MAR presents the Swift 135 & 141

Thursday, 9 October 2008

The Abu Dhabi MAR Shipyard made its global debut at the recent Monaco Yacht Show where the Abu Dhabi MAR team revealed the latest details of the two spectacular gigayachts currently under construction at the all-new shipyard. At 141 and 135 metres LOA, they are among the world’s longest private yachts under construction. Read More

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas removes Cuban wreck

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

As a result of Camper & Nicholsons’ on going effort to clean up Port Louis Marina, Grenada has a new and rare tourist attraction to add to it’s collection of wrecks that serve as dive sights for scuba divers. The island currently boasts 16 wrecks and now a Cuban fishing vessel will become the 17th wreck in Grenada’s diving portfolio. Read More

S/Y Adix kicks off 2008 Autumn refit season at Pendennis

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

In early September S.Y Adix returned to Pendennis for her 3rd major refit, the largest vessel to date at 64m to be lifted out using the 400 tonne travel hoist. On this occasion the yacht and her crew are undertaking a 6 month refit programme with Pendennis. Major work items include the repainting of her topsides and inner bullwarks. Read More

Oceanfast presents new 48 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

The 36 metre motor yacht Eendracht is the first delivery of Oceanfast’s new range of semi-custom private vessels designed for owners seeking a high quality, well engineered and functional yacht at a price level that makes sense. Their new range will be rounded out with 48 metre and 60 metre variants. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2008 comes to a close

Monday, 6 October 2008

This morning near summer conditions returned once again to Saint-Tropez and participants gathered in La Citadelle for the prize giving ceremony that marks the closing of this year's edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. It is with a note of nostalgia that teams will leave this famous fishing village to return home until the 2009 edition of this spectacular event. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Maisha, 38m explorer superyacht by Cobra Yachting

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Maisha is a 38m (125ft) motor yacht designed by Ava Yacht Design Co. Ltd. and Scaro Design with minimalism in mind and an earth-tone palette. Built by Cobra Yachting in Turkey, the yacht can accommodate eight guests and seven crew members. The interior design by Dara Kirmizitoprak, also of Turkey, is dedicated to symmetry. Read More

New yachts signed by Merle Wood & Associates

Friday, 3 October 2008

Merle Wood & Associates has signed five yachts during the month of September, including the stunning Allegro. Built to the highest of standards, this stunning Benetti styling along with a magnificent Zuretti interior has become the highest spec’d and best finished yacht Benetti has delivered to date. Read More

Project Ikko; a new breed of superyacht

Friday, 3 October 2008

Designed by the London-based Stephane Schwarz Studio, Ikko showcases a counter-proposal to the current market trend by defining a new approach to exclusive yachting: 125 meters of leanness and unprecedented experience onboard, shaped around the interface between man, machine and the environment. Read More

Birth of the first Couach megayacht

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Couach celebrated a great success on July 15th, with the completion of the first 50-meter hull. The French brand now takes its first steps in the Mega-Yachting market. The next stage is the installation of all technical equipment before the hull and deck assembly scheduled in October. Another major step in the construction. Read More 

Les voiles arm wrestle the Mistral & the Camper & Nicholsons classic collection

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Bright sun and fresh gusts welcomed the crews this morning in the bay of Saint-Tropez. Today the 300 participating yachts in this year's Voiles de Saint-Tropez were given the chance to truly test themselves for the first time this week. No more twiddling thumbs while waiting for the wind; with the Mistral in full effect. Read More

Lürssen's Dilbar, first yacht with green engines concept

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

On 20th August, Lürssen delivered the 110 metre project Opal, now christened Dilbar, six weeks ahead of schedule. Dilbar is the first yacht in the world with particle filters on the main engine exhausts. She has a combined diesel mechanic and diesel electric propulsion system with exhaust gas particle filters. Read More

Close classic racing and a Scotsman's designs in Saint Tropez

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Racing at the 10th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez began this morning under bright sun and almost summer conditions. With a promising breeze at the start that later fell still, today was the first race for the Classics who enjoyed the chance to hoist their sails and race one another over a 24-mile coastal course. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2008: Tall masts and passionate designers

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is known for bringing together the most beautiful of both modern and classic racing boats. One looks from Esense to Senso One, which showcase all details of the modern, to the docks filled with the astounding cathedrals of sails belonging to Créole, Altair, Lulworth and Thendara. Read More

Project Windjammer by Dykstra, Royal Huisman, YPI & Andrew Winch

Monday, 29 September 2008

2008 continues to be a busy year for Yachting Partners International and Chairman Alex Braden. Hot on the heels of selling his company to the Barry Rogliano Salles Group (BRS) - one of the world’s leading shipbrokers – the company now announces the signing of one of the largest new construction deals in its 36-year history. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: 33 knots of Pure Insanity by Baglietto

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Pure Insanity is a 34-metre open hard top planing motor yacht built by Cantieri Navali Baglietto in its Varazze shipyard. Painted in dark metallic grey, this planing coupé whose sleek lines were designed by Francesco Paszkowski, runs at the maximum speed of 33 knots and cruises at 30 knots powered by her two 2,040 kW V12 MTU diesels. Read More

Graham de Zille, the man behind the Amnesia series of Superyachts

Friday, 19 September 2008

Superyacht owner Graham de Zille remains loyal to Italian custom yacht builder Benetti. He is now in the process of building his fourth motor yacht with the shipyard, which he ordered even before the third was completed. “I believe in loyalty,” says Mr de Zille, “and they have never given me cause for concern. So, we have a good working relationship.” Read More

Telemar Yachting supplies complete integrated bridge

Friday, 19 September 2008

Telemar Yachting is supplying a complete suite of electronic navigation systems onboard the new 43-meter (142-foot) yacht at the Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia Italy. The yacht will be equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated bridge system (IBS) based on Sperry Marine’s new-generation VisionMaster FT™ technology including X- and S-band radars. Read More

Historic Portsmouth waterside site set for overhaul

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Portsmouth today confirmed its position as a fast changing city with a world renowned marine industry as the former VT Halmatic site in Portchester has been taken under new management. The site, to be once again named Trafalgar Wharf, is aiming to offer world class facilities accommodating marine businesses ranging from sailmakers and boat brokers to boat builders, boat storage and major refit works. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Amnesia III; the ultimate charter yacht

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Amnesia III (FB 245) is Graham de Zille’s third yacht with Italian custom yacht builder Benetti, and with each vessel, he works to improve on the design. Mr de Zille worked closely together with Benetti to create a yacht that would fulfill his vision. This required some creative and innovative solutions on Benetti’s part.Read More

Superyacht of the Week: Classic motor yacht Thea

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Thea may not be a new vessel, but according to Ken Burden of Fraser Yachts, who is offering the yacht for sale, “Thea has a certain ‘magic.’” Launched in 1968 as the Donapila II, Thea was sold and renamed the Myrna, then the Deerama in 2000, when she was offered for charter in the Mediterranean. In 2006, she was offered for sale in Greece. Read More

BRS Group acquires Yachting Partners International (YPI)

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

BRS Yachting is delighted to announce its first major expansion with the acquisition of the premier yacht brokerage company Yachting Partners International (YPI). This deal confirms the intention of the BRS Group and of Bertrand Vogèle, Managing Director and shareholder of BRS Yachting, to create a leading business in the luxury yacht service sector. Read More

Heesen Yachts & Voith develop Voith Motion Control

Monday, 1 September 2008

A simple idea can develop into a fruitful cooperation between two companies with a passion for detail. This happened when Voith Turbo Marine, well known supplier of the Voith Schneider Propellors, approached Heesen Yachts with a new development of theirs, the Voith Cycloidal rudder (VCR). Read More

Update: Piracy incident sailing yacht Tiara

Monday, 1 September 2008

The sailing yacht Tiara was the subject of an armed robbery that took place late on the evening of Sunday the 24th of August. While moored off the coast of Corsica, a motorised tender approached the yacht and four masked, armed men boarded the vessel and ordered the Captain to handover the contents of the ship’s safe at gun point. Read More

LVMH to acquire Royal van Lent

Monday, 1 September 2008

LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, has signed an exclusive agreement with Egeria, an investment company based in the Netherlands, to acquire Royal van Lent, the Dutch designer and builder of luxury custom megayachts sold under the Feadship brand. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Exclusive first look on Namasté by Tamsen

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Namasté, a Tamsen 40 M super yacht, has many unique attributes that will no doubt make it interesting and attractive to numerous yacht enthusiasts. Unveiled in 2008 at the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes and at the Monaco Yacht Show, the vessel is a full meter wider than most yachts of the same length – 40 meters (approximately 131 feet.). Read More

Crew Insurance Services, Inc. expands insurance portfolio

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Crew Insurance Services, Inc. has announced the addition of new insurance plans to increase their existing insurance product lines. Crew Insurance services, Inc. has specialized in marine crew insurance for over six years, and has focused primarily on worldwide yacht crew health insurance for all nationalities. Read More

Piracy / Armed robbery incident in Corsica

Monday, 25 August 2008

At approximately 2340 (LT) on Sunday 24 August 2008 emergency response procedures were initiated on a YCO managed vessel located at anchor in Golfe de Porto Novo, Corsica (41°30’.3N 009°16’E). This was following an incident onboard where four masked, armed, men boarded the vessel and ordered the Captain to handover the contents of the ship’s safe at gun point. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: South

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Recently launched from the Italian yard Navi Rossi, South is already set to become one of the most popular charters yachts around. Designed and built for an experienced owner, who previously owned a 39m yacht, she offers every possible amenity, including a top deck gym, an elevator, and a large tender garage. Read More

Royale Oceanic completes new Sarafsa

Thursday, 21 August 2008

The Private Client large yacht specialists Royale Oceanic have recently completed the Total Project Management which includes all commercial, legal and technical aspects, with its sister company Burness Corlett Three Quays providing naval architecture and marine engineering support for Sarafsa, the 82m superyacht built by Devonport. Read More

New training department at Ocean Safety

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Ocean Safety, has recently opened an ‘in-house’ Training Facility. Designed to provide in depth servicing and technical product knowledge to the commercial and leisure marine industry, this new Training Division also aims to give peace of mind to the individual leisure user. The courses offered are tailored to suit each specification. Read More

STEP on board with Flagship Superyacht Academy

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Flagship Superyacht Academy will officially launch their whole crew training STEP programmes at the 2008 Monaco Boat Show. STEP (short for Safety, Training and Emergency Procedures) programmes enable a yacht in build, refit, already delivered or simply experiencing large crew turnover to enhance crew teamwork in every element of their onboard safety. Read More

New superyacht hover tender

Monday, 18 August 2008

Hov Pod announces a new model to their range of personal leisure hovercraft, the Hov Pod SPX 120 Turbo, which utilises a 120 HP 4 stroke Weber engine. Hov Pods allow access to beach or SuperYacht 24/7 – they traverse above small rocks and submerged coral and other obstacles in their path. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Moonen's Darsea

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Darsea, is one of the latest yachts in the shipyard's Displacement Series. It is handsomely shaped by René van der Velden Design, with a round-bilge hullform drawn by naval architects Diana Yacht Design. Darsea's interior styling is by Art-Line. Darsea features Caterpillar engines and zero-speed stabilizers, and is built to Lloyd's Register Class and MCA. Read More

The new “ticino” from v-type

Friday, 15 August 2008

The new “ticino” has been designed specifically to accommodate the needs of the super yacht tender garage, measuring six meters overall the low profile design of this tender at 1200mm is perfect for the garage requirement. Unlike others a different approach has been adopted, a full deck moulding has been implanted on to a deep V hull. Read More

Hand-forged silver flatware by M.P. Levene

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

M.P. Levene Ltd is a small family firm of silversmiths, based in central London. They make the world's finest new flatware -- in sterling silver -- for superyachts and private homes. They have just delivered a huge service of Silver-Gilt (Gold-Washed) flatware in Chased and Pierced Vine pattern to a superyacht on its launch. Read More

Quantum and ISA Yachts team up

Monday, 11 August 2008

Quantum Marine are proud to announce the designing and implementing a new stabilization system for a specific application. The customer, ISA Yachts, has been building its 120' high performance yachts for a number of years. ISA was seeking to take the next step in its product improvement program designed to deliver the ultimate in comfort. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Classic motor yacht Khalidia

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Designed by P.B. Pandelis and built in 1961/62 by the Atlantic Shipbuilding Company, Khalidia was launched with the name Ariane III and was retained by the Pandelis family for their private use. After much persuasion Mr Pandelis very reluctantly sold the vessel to the British business man John Bloom who later sold her to The Revlon family. Read More

Aifos - a new Studio Vafiadis masterpiece

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Scheduled for delivery on early summer 2009, Aifos by CBI NAVI, built entirely in aluminium, DNV classified and MCA compliant vessel, powered by the new twin MTU 4000 16V M93 with an expected speed of 24 knots, AIFOS is a family concept triple deck yacht. Aifos may accommodate up to twelve guests in six cabins. Read More

Piracy scare on Red Dragon’s maiden voyage

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

After leaving Auckland to a wonderful send-off from all the other yachts in the Viaduct Basin loudly sounding their horns, we headed north. The first 36 hours were wet and cold motoring into head seas, which the Dragon handled admirably. After that, apart from one windy night, it was light winds all the way to Bali, a trip which took just under 14 days.  Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: The Johnson 105 White Shark

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Like a great white shark leaping out of the waters of South Africa, the M/Y White Shark creates an equally powerful white silhouette as it cuts through its European waters. Unveiled at the Palma Boat Show on the island of Mallorca in May 2008, the White Shark is a semi-customized flybridge adaptation of the new Johnson 105. Read More

Shipyard update: Jongert

Thursday, 31 July 2008

After a period of stormy weather, Jongert has now entered calm waters having significantly strengthened its capital base. An agreement with investment company VEP gives Jongert the financial clout to go forward with confidence in both the sail and motoryacht markets. Meanwhile, with three projects at various stages the future is bright indeed. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Kokomo, an enormously accomplished yacht

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Kokomo’s appeal is simple. She is the finest available sailing yacht of her size. At 52 metres (170’) Kokomo is the ideal length that combines large interior spaces with sleek performance values. Long enough to have a massive 63.4 metre rig able to support a sail volume of 3,832 square metres. She is an enormously accomplished yacht. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Feadship unveils 61m (200ft) Secret

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Built by Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard in the Netherlands, the 61.20-meter (200’9”) Secret is full of surprises. Designers De Voogt Naval Architects, the owners and interior designer Jim Harris have taken the classical concept of a Feadship as their blueprint, then created a yacht that is very much at home in the 21st century. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Maria Vittoria - how a ferry became a superyacht

Saturday, 12 July 2008

What happens when a ferry boat aspires to be a yacht? The result is the Maria Vittoria, a luxury superyacht converted by Italian refit architects, Lenci Marine and San Benedetto del Tronto. Transforming a ferry boat into a megayacht is no easy task, so this was no ordinary refit. The original Maria Vittoria was built in 1960 in Oslo’s Glommers Mek yard. Read More

Yacht Captains required

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Sunseeker Superyacht Management is an innovative and dynamic company that offers as part of its wide range of services, ‘Captain Placement’ for Sunseeker motor yachts. Our team have between them decades of experience running some of the world’s finest motor yachts so we understand what it takes to run one to the highest standards. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: First look onboard Baglietto's 53m Gitana

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Gitana is the latest masterpiece by Baglietto, measuring 53 metres in length with a displacement of 620 tonnes. Even at first sight, the exterior design clearly express the unmistakeable style of Baglietto, with harmoniously penned lines, forms and windows underscored by the white colour scheme. Read More

SuperYacht of the week: 240ft Silver by Hanseatic Marine

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Hanseatic Marine’s M/Y Silver launched in 2007 is certainly a head-turner. It’s innovative design by Espen Oeino breaks the trend of wider yachts with exceptionally slender lines that almost make the vessel look like a pointer from an aerial view. However, this sleek silhouette certainly doesn’t take away from the yacht’s classic sophistication and elegance. Read More

Hands Om Crew launches massage therapist and yoga instructor crew agency

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Hands Om Crew introduces an entirely new concept to the yacht crew placement market. By developing a next generation staffing agency committed to bringing the healing arts into the luxury yacht market and private homes, Hands Om Crew has sought out to fill an industry void. Read More

Bloemsma Van Breemen, a yard update. Part two

Monday, 16 June 2008

Last week Maarten Janssen brought you up to date on the sailing yacht Valquest, currently under construction at Bloemsma Van Breemen. Today we bring you up to date on hull 141, a design by Pieter Beeldsnijder, which will epitomise everything that has given the Dutch yachting industry such a leading edge. Read More

My Trust, first super yacht to fly Dutch flag

Friday, 13 June 2008

In July the luxury super yacht My Trust will sail the Mediterranean under the Dutch flag. The Dutch owned 45‐metre motor yacht My Trust is built by Hakvoort’s in the Netherlands and is constructed specifically for commercial chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean waters. Shipmanager Q‐Shipping handles the complete yacht management. Read More

SuperYacht of the Week: Mylo - a modern classic by Benetti

Friday, 23 May 2008

A bright and calm sensation, a breath of fresh air.  This best describes the atmosphere on board Mylo. Mylo (hull BC109) features an exciting new fashion style for Benetti, until now unseen in the Classic series. The minimalist style on board Mylo is stressed by the clean lines of the interior- and the exterior areas of the yacht. Read More

Latest news from Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Queenship of Canada commissioned JQB Ltd for the design of their new 73ft series. Also, a gorgeous 142ft new build design for Crescent Custom Yachts is currently under construction at the same Vancouver shipyard. And last but not least, the design studio has completed the preliminary designs for a new 64ft motor yacht for Horizon Yachts. Read More

Danish Yacht appoints Art-Line as interior designer for 38m dayboat

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

This new 38 metre dayboat has been designed to be the fastest twin diesel jet powered superyacht in the world, with an expected top speed in excess of 50 knots. It is therefore vital that the interior is designed for weight saving to maintain the speed predictions evaluated from tank testing in Gothenburg at the end of 2007. Read More

Superyacht designer profile: Sterling / Scott

Friday, 2 May 2008

In March Edmiston released information and drawings of the 72m Red Square, to be built by Dunya Yachts in Turkey. This impressive yacht is designed by the Monaco based design studio, Sterling Scott. We got in touch with Diana Scott and found out that although her studio may be very new, she has been in the industry for many years. Read More

Visa opens new horizons for superyacht industry

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

International superyachts can now charter in Australian waters thanks to the introduction of a new visa for foreign crew. The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon. Senator Christopher Evans will announce the new visa regime, which was an election commitment, in Cairns on 30 April 2008. Read More

Super ship Yacht Express sets off on maiden spring voyage

Monday, 14 April 2008

Dockwise Yacht Transport's newest ship, the 687.5-foot (209 meter) Yacht Express, left Ft. Lauderdale with a full load of cargo: $154 million worth of yachts. The largest vessel of its kind in the world, Yacht Express was purpose-built with a semi-submersible dock bay that allows yachts of any size to be safely floated on and off as cargo. Read More

Advanced custom rigging services at HYS

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Hamble Yacht Services Rigging have taken their services into a new era of modern production with the expansion of their product range backed by the world’s leading suppliers, such as Ocean Yacht Systems, Future Fibres, Navtec, Reckmann, Liros, Powerlite and Sailtec. HYS Rigging has been actively involved in the development of advanced composite cable rigging systems for over 10 years. Read More

New Horizon’s special elevator

Monday, 10 March 2008

Lift Emotion BV is proud to announce that they received the order for the delivery of a special half round marine elevator for the project New Horizon by Trinity. The New Horizon is designed by Evan K Marshall, his request for a special glass elevator led to Lift Emotion BV. During the close negotiations between the Yard and the Designer Lift Emotion BV came with a special marine elevator that fulfilled the demands for both parties. Read More

Interview with Jan-Eric Österlund – the (former) owner of Adèle

Friday, 7 March 2008

Jan-Eric Österlund has been an explorer at heart. With his previous yacht he sailed in most parts of the world, but he wanted a new yacht with which he could explore more adveturous places where normal yachts wouldn’t go. Planning of this new yacht started in 2000 and 5 years later Vitters launched the stunning André Hoek designed Ketch Adèle. Read More

Successful tank tests for 38m Danish Yacht

Thursday, 28 February 2008

When the 38m dayboat was tank tested by the SSPA in Gothenburg, the report found the hull to be very stable at speed on resistance tests, taking into account dynamic wetted length and wetted area. Wind resistance was also included in the evaluation. In addition there were no signs of dynamic instability and it was noted that there was very little change to running trim across the whole speed range from 0-65 knots. Read More

Vulkan Shipyard’s nautical training school trains crew for yachts

Friday, 8 February 2008

Vulkan Shipyard S.L. has started its Nautical Training School, a pioneering model in Europe with an emphasis on the training of high quality human resources in the fields of naval construction and particularly specializing itself in the world of yachts. Read More

The Grand Harbour Marina - Malta

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Camper & Nicholson’s Grand Harbour Marina, strategically located between the western and eastern Mediterranean, is offering world-class marina facilities to all sizes of yacht up to 100 metres in overall length. The harbour has a minimum depth of 5 metres and all repair and refit facilities are readily available. The Maltese climate has hot summers with cooling sea breezes and a mild winter climate. Read More

Interview with the owner of Hakvoort’s Allegria

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

In 2004 the Monnickendam based Hakvoort shipyard launched the 46m Flamingo Daze, today known as Allegria. Allegria was designed by Glade Johnson with naval architecture by Vripack. Early 2007 she was sold and her current owner made substantial improvements to the yacht, making her one of the most popular charter yachts. Read More

Vripack designs interior for second Timmerman 45

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

The Dutch design studio Vripack® is responsible for this 45m Displacement Motor Yacht’s interior styling, the second of the series being built by Timmerman Yachts in Moscow. The design brief for the interior was clear and straightforward, the Russian Owner asked for an elegant, simple, yet sophisticated and chic decor. Read More

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Camelot in St Tropez

Thursday, 19 June 2008

SYT Team on Vacation

Friday, 16 May 2008

Rominta by Baglietto

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Schooner Atlantic hits the water

Saturday, 26 January 2008

In Memoriam: Björn Johansson, 1974 - 2008