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Superyacht Green Voyager floats for the first time

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

On 13 December 2012, superyacht Green Voyager's hull was tested in the water for the first time. Tests were conducted on buoyancy, trimming and afloat condition. The depth of her draft was also checked, confirming that she matches all aspects of the design. After the tests in water, she had returned to a dry dock for weight monitoring. Read More

Oyster 125 Flybridge Twilight set for early 2013 launch

Monday, 17 December 2012

The Oyster 125 flybridge designed by Dubois Naval Architects, currently under construction at RMK, is due for launch early 2013. The 125 flybridge is a powerful perfomance cruising yacht with a stunning open plan, split level living area. The upper saloon offers an unlimited panoramic view. The yacht features an exceptional Rhoades Young interior. Read More

Construction starts of first Wider 150’ superyacht

Friday, 14 December 2012

Wider announces new developments for Wider 150’, commencing production of the very first unit. This is an important step for the shipyard, just over a year after the project was presented at the 2011 Monaco Boat Show. A thrilling but complex process then began, leading to establishment of a new production pole based in Marche. Read More

Hull of 101 metre Vega Yachts superyacht launched

Friday, 14 December 2012

The hull of the 101 metre Vega Yachts superyacht project, project V853, currently under construction at the German shipyard Kusch Yacht Bau, was launched yesterday, and was transfered to the dry dock, where the yacht will be completed. Read More

Hull and superstructure Heesen project Azuro joined together

Friday, 14 December 2012

The construction of YN 16650, Project Azuro, is progressing on schedule and is due for delivery in Spring 2014. Hull and superstructure were joined together on Saturday, 1st December at the Heesen facility in Oss, the Netherlands. Superyacht project Azuro is the fourth in the 50-metre all-aluminium class. Read More

Burgess unveils 82.30m Abeking & Rasmussen project Secret

Monday, 10 December 2012

Little information is known about the impressive 82.3 metre superyacht currently under construction at Abeking & Rasmussen. However, Burgess who placed the build order, has now announced that this closely guarded ‘secret’ was commissioned for experienced owners and delivery is slated for May 2013. Read More

Ferretti Yachts unveils the Feretti 960

Friday, 7 December 2012

Ferretti Yachts has announced that they started construction of Ferretti’s new flagship, the Feretti 960. The first hull is currently being built at the Group’s Cattolica shipyard. The boat will be launched next spring. The new Ferretti 960 is the result of the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT, and the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. Read More

Chantier Naval Couach starts construction of 26 metre yacht

Friday, 7 December 2012

Chantier Naval Couach recently introduced a complete and spectacular new collection of seven different yachts between 13 and 50 metres, including a new 26.50 metres motor yacht, now under construction at Gujan-Mestras. Hull n°1 of the Couach 2600 FLY series is set for a delivery in 2013. The new Couach 2600 Fly is built in Glass Kevlar/Carbon. Read More

85 Metre Oceanco on seatrials in Holland

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Oceanco's latest custom superyacht, the still unnamed 85.6 metre Y708, is undergoing seatrials in Holland, prior to her delivery, which we expect will be soon. The yard still remains tight lipped about this new yacht, but we hope to bring you more news soon. Read More

106 Metre sailing yacht Solar by Nuvolari & Lenard under construction

Friday, 30 November 2012

The news of a new 106 metre superyacht contract signed this summer reached us several months ago. Today Nuvolari & Lenard announced on their Facebook page, that they are responsible for the design of the yacht, project Solar. The designers unveiled to SYT today that the yacht is 106 metres long, 15 metre wide and is in the 3000 GRT range. Read More

Explorer superyacht Batai ready to be launched

Friday, 30 November 2012

Inace is ready to launch the 38.4 metre Inace Explorer Yacht, Batai, designed by Luiz de Basto. The yacht (hull 591) is now nearing completion. This well equipped worldwide Expedition Yacht will be ready to go in a few months. Batai features a large boat deck forward of her superstructure. The boat deck can carry a number of tenders. Read More

Palmer Johnson 170 under construction in USA

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Following the publication of new photos and renderings on their Facebook page of the 65 metre Palmer Johnson superyacht that is under construction, superyacht designers Nuvolari & Lenard have unveiled a new photo of the Palmer Johnson 170, also currently in build at the North American shipyard in Wisconsin. Read More

The 65 metre Palmer Johnson Stimulus under construction

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

On their Facebook page, Nuvolari & Lenard have unveiled news rendering and new photos of the Palmer Johnson superyacht project Stimulus, currently in build at the North American shipyard in Wisconsin. With a breathtaking design from the drawing boards of Nuvolari & Lenard, Stimulus will surely turn heads in every port she enters. Read More

101 Metre Vega Yachts under construction at Kusch Yachts

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

This 101 metre Vega Yachts superyacht project, project V853, is currently under construction at the German shipyard Kusch Yacht Bau. The yacht's launch and transfer to the dry dock is scheduled for the beginning of 2013. We hope to bring you more details about this exciting new superyacht project very soon. Read More

40 Metre superyacht schooner under construction in Turkey

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Orucoglu Shipyard in Turkey is currently working on a 40 metre superyacht schooner, ready for delivery in June 2013. The yacht, the Miss Tor 130 Schooner, has been priced to sell, and is listed for sale at just € 1,900,000. The yacht has an interior living area of 520 m2, and will have a full beam master stateroom, and 4 double guest cabins. Read More

In-Build: 41m Superyacht project by VBG Super Yachts

Friday, 23 November 2012

The Turkish shipyard VBG Super Yachts (part of VBG Holding) is probably a new name to most of you, however the company has already built and delivered two superyachts in their line of Catodon Yachts, with a 41 metre project in progress. The first two superyachts completed by VBG Super Yachts are the Catodon 109 JR and the Catodon 132 Baraka. Read More

The Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 under construction

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Benetti has unveiled more information about the new Benetti Supreme 108 model. The 32.98 meters Tradition Supreme 108, designed by Stefano Righini, has a composite structure, and for the first time in the history of the Benetti Class range, the sun deck, radar arch and hard top are constructed using fiberglass-carbon composites. Read More

78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus on seatrials

Monday, 19 November 2012

Superyacht Venus, the 78 metre Feadship that was designed by Philippe Starck for the late Steve Jobs, has started her series of seatrials in the North Sea this weekend. Several of our readers reported seeing the yacht off the Dutch coast yesterday, and the yacht is currently docked in the commercial port of Amsterdam. Read More

Rossi Navi turns the hull of 49 metre superyacht Prince Shark

Monday, 19 November 2012

Rossi Navi has turned the hull of a 49 metre superyacht, project FR028 Prince Shark. The new yacht, project FR028, is a sistership to project FR027. Both yachts have light aluminium semi-planing hulls and superstructures and twin MTU 12V4000 M93L engines, providing a speed of 23 knots. Prince Shark is due to be delivered in May 2014. Read More

In Pictures: the 75 metre Tim Heywood designed superyacht M25

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The 75 metre superyacht M25, untill recently under construction at the Cantieri San Marco in La Spezia, has left the shipyard unfinished, and is currently located in Gibraltar. We do not have any details about the reasons for moving the hull, but we believe it is the plan to finish her in Holland. The steel and aluminium M25 is designed by Tim Heywood. Read More

The 81.4 metre Palmer Johnson superyacht PJ World

Monday, 12 November 2012

In 2009, Palmer Johnson Introduced a new superyacht design concept, the Palmer Johnson World, a unique Ice Class series of luxury oceangoing superyachts defined by a distinctive style and powerful presence. The hull and superstructure of the yacht seem to be completed, as seen on this photo recently taken. Read More

More information on 87 metre Lürssen superyacht Global

Monday, 12 November 2012

On friday the hull of superyacht Global was launched at the Lürssen shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany. Espen Oeino has given Global very harmonious proportions and with a length of 87 metre and a beam of 13.80 metre she boasts extraordinary volumes, accommodating all of the owner’s requirements. Read More

Hull of Lürssen superyacht Global launched

Friday, 9 November 2012

Today the hull of superyacht Global was launched at the Lürssen shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany. Little is known about this project at this moment, but we believe her length is between 87 and 90 metres. Judging by the American flag which was visible on the yacht's bow, we assume she is being built for an American client. Read More

Shipyard comments on future of fire damaged StarFish project

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Three months after the midnight fire at McMullen & Wing’s Auckland New Zealand shipyard that damaged the 50m steel/aluminium motor yacht Star Fish, the future of the project is now known. The remaining undamaged hull, machinery and equipment assets of the project are available for immediate sale for completion by McMullen & Wing. Read More

Curvelle teams up with Dutch submarine builder

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The ground-breaking Curvelle 'quaranta' has teamed up with leading mini submarine builder, U-Boat Worx to promote just one of the unique features of the power catamaran series, the six meter hydraulic powered aluminium stern platform. This submarine application is the perfect illustration of one of the key features of the Curvelle 'quaranta'. Read More

46 Metre superyacht under construction at Sarp Yacht

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sarp Yacht in Antalya are currently working on their first superyacht project, a 46-meter full displacement motor yacht. A team of international designers, naval architects, project managers, engineers and craftsmen work together with an enthusiastic workforce on this first 46 m is currently in build, with a delivery scheduled in the summer of 2014. Read More

Dauntless 75 and 85 under construction in Turkey

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pelikan has recently been appointed as the exclusive brokers for Dauntless yachts international sales. The first D75 is presently under construction in Istanbul expected to have her seatrials in December 2012 with a delivery in Janaury 2013. The vessel's efficient hull design allows for a 5,000 miles range at 10 knots. Read More

First look at 63 metre superyacht under construction at Benetti

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A 63 metre superyacht under construction in Livorno, at the Benetti yard, made a brief appearance last week, when the shipyard moved the completed hull and superstructure to the outfitting shed. Few details have been released about this new project, but we do know project FB265 has a steel hull, and aluminium superstructure. Read More

Three projects underway at Codecasa

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Italian Shipyards Codecasa are currently working on three new Build projects. Currently under construction are the second model of the Codecasa 42 Vintage, a steel and aluminium displacement vessel, a sistership to Hull F 73. Codecasa also started the construction of the 50 metre Vintage series flagship. Read More

Sneak preview of the new Benetti Supreme 108

Friday, 19 October 2012

Benetti gave us a sneak preview of the new Benetti Supreme 108 model, when the first hull was transported to one of the outfitting sheds of the Italian yard. The composite Supreme 108 is a new model, designed by Stefano Righini. The first hull is powered by twin 985 hp N.2 MAN V8 1000 Turbo Charged diesels, and will be delivered in one year. Read More

75 Metre unfinished superyacht M25 on the move

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The 75 metre superyacht M25, untill recently under construction at the Cantieri San Marco in La Spezia, has left the shipyard unfinished, and seems to be on her way to Northern Europe, or even the USA. We have received reports by SYT readers that the hull of the yacht is currently located in Gibraltar. Read More

FC100 superyacht under construction at Maxi Dolphin

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Maxi Dolphin shipyard is currently working on a new 100-foot superyacht, the FC100. The yacht’s hull and waterline were designed by the French naval architects Finot-Conq, and the minimalist interior concept was designed by Pierre Frutschi, in close collaboration with the owner. The shipyard plans the launch of FC100 for May 20. Read More

Sanlorenzo fills the size gap with the SD110

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The semi-displacement range of yachts by Sanlorenzo started with SD 92, the entry model launched in 2007, introducing an elegant and balanced style that could concentrate in a relatively small size a high quantity of fascination and composition elements. Five years after the first SD 92, the experiences built up with more than 30 SD units. Read More

Andrea Carlevaris comments on build of Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid

Monday, 1 October 2012

Andrea Carlevaris, Owner’s Representative and Surveyor, has commented on the construction of the Columbus Sport Hybrid 130 at the recent Palumbo event. The Columbus reception at the Hotel de Paris during MYS gave the chance to Mr. Carlevaris, to congratulate CEO Mr. Palumbo and yard PM Mr. La Penna for the results so far. Read More

46 Metre Dubois superyacht commences build at Feadship

Friday, 28 September 2012

Dubois has announced that the second Dubois designed superyacht is about to commence build at Feadship. Apart from its excellent fabrication and fit-out, this new yacht will be notable for its unusual accommodation layout; the entire upper deck is given over to an owner’s apartment complete with a six-seat dining table on the aft deck. Read More

Perini Navi C.2218 launched by Perini Istanbul

Friday, 14 September 2012

Hull number C.2218, the second hull in the new generation 60 M sailing yacht series sold by Perini Navi, has arrived in Viareggio. With a hull and superstructure built in aluminium at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey, this yacht has a displacement of approximately 570 tons and gross tonnage of under 500 GRT. Read More

SYT Video Report: A visit to catamaran superyacht developer Curvelle

Monday, 10 September 2012

At the end of August 2012 I visited Tuzla, Turkey to see the progress on the first Curvelle catamaran superyacht, the Quaranta. The founder of the company, Luuk V. van Zanten, told me more about the unique features of the yacht, while exterior designer Mauro Giamboi explained his ideas for the exterior design and project manager Mehmet Yurdakul. Read More

Construction underway on Selene 78 Ocean Explorer designed by Guido de Groot

Friday, 7 September 2012

Ordered by a client from North America, construction is under way on a new Selene 78 Ocean Explorer designed by Guido de Groot. With its impressive range and stylish interior, the yacht is ideal for long distance (ocean) trips in complete luxury and comfort. The lines of the trawler are based on the larger Selene 92 Ocean Explorer.Read More

Curvelle enhances superyacht layout for wheelchair access

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Since Curvelle announced their ground-breaking superyacht power catamaran 'quaranta' the news has been buzzing about this 'smart' superyacht with it’s re-configurable interior. The Curvelle team also took a detailed view on how to create the ideal custom yacht solution for owners or guests with reduced mobility. Read More

Designer comments on 127 metre Privilege One superyacht project

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

In September 2011 was the first to report about a 127 metre superyacht under construction in Italy, at the Privilege Yacht Company, the Privilege Yard s.p.a today. Recently, SYT spoke to the Privilege One's designer, Abdeslam Laraki, designer and founder of Laraki Yacht Design. Read More

Increased comfort onboard 32 metre sportfisherman under construction

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Delivering its largest gyro to date, Seakeeper's M26000 will be installed on Jim Smith Boats' hull #29. This 32 metre custom, tournament sportfish yacht will debut in 2013. As a builder of high-performance yachts, many reaching speeds of 40 knots or more, directional stability was very important to Jim Smith Boats. Read More

40 Metre superyacht hull for sale on Ebay

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A 40 metre superyacht hull is currently being offered for sale on Ebay. The hull is built to LLoyds 100A1 class, and is completed up to, and including the main deck. The hull includes engine beds, bulkheads, and fuel, freshwater and ballast tanks. The hull is afloat in Lowestoft, where it is being offered at just £ 60,000. Read More

46 Metre Rossinavi 2 Ladies undergoing seatrials

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Launched at the end of May, the new 46 metre Rossinavi 2 Ladies, has been undergoing seatrials, and will be delivered soon. 2 Ladies is the second launch of the year for the shipyard. The yacht, designed by Mulder Design, has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, and is powered by twin 1300 hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines. Read More

33.4 Metre superyacht Loop I to be unveiled in Monaco

Monday, 23 July 2012

The 33 metre luxury motor cruiser Loop I is due for an August launch, and will make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show as a joint central agency listing between Fraser Yachts Italy and Equinoxe yacht. Details are still scarce, but we can tell you the yacht is under construction at Castagnola in Lavagna. Read More

More details released about 72 meter Stella Maris prior to MYS

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Later this summer the Italian shipyard Viareggio Superyachts (VSY) will take to the stage in Monaco with a brand-new stand in Parvis Piscine. Of course, their new look will be in line with the yard’s values. Leading up to the show, the yard has released details about their new flagship, Stella Maris, which will be launched this month. Read More

Superyacht projects underway at Feadship

Monday, 9 July 2012

Last month I visited the offices of Feadship in The Netherlands, as part of the Yacht Valley Press trip, where journalists from around the world are whizzed around the Dutch countryside, to visit leading shipyards, designers and suppliers. Most projects are being kept under wraps, yet I still uncovered a few surprises. Read More

67 Metre Fast Yacht Support vessel to debut in Monaco

Friday, 6 July 2012

Dutch superyacht builder Amels will be displaying the Sea Axe 6711, a 67-metre Fast Yacht Support vessel. The sleek, axe-bowed vessel was constructed at Damen Shipyards in Holland, and the project was coordinated and supervised by Moran Yachts & Ship. The Sea Axe has space for toys such as tenders, jet skis and sailing dinghies. Read More

Hull of Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid completed

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Palumbo yard in Italy has finished construction of the hull of the Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid, designed by Hydro Tec Naval Architecture. Today we can show you the first image of the completed aluminium hull. The all-aluminium Columbus 130’ Hybrid measures 40 metres in length, and offers three decks, that offer a high internal volume. Read More

Interior of Codecasa 50s superyacht unveiled

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Italian superyacht builder Codecasa is currently building its first 50 metres Open motoryacht, the Codecasa 50s (hull C 120), for a repeat client. The first images of the yacht’s interior, designed by Anna Maria and Franco Della Role, working closely with the owner’s personal designer, have been released today. Read More

101.5 Metre superyacht transported to Feadship yard

Monday, 2 July 2012

This weekend, the largest Feadship to date was transported through Holland's waterways, to the Royal Van Lent shipyard in Kaag, where she will be finished. The 101.5 metre superyacht (hull 808) will be the largest yacht ever to be built in The Netherlands. In fact, the yacht is so big, it did not fit through the locks at Gouda. Read More

Pershing 82 progressing rapidly in Italy

Friday, 29 June 2012

The new Pershing 82’ is taking shape at the yard in Mondolfo. She will be presented at the Autumn boat shows with a first preview at the Cannes Boat Show. The technical launch is expected to take place at the end of July. The yacht measures 24.97 metres in length, 5.50 metres in width and is designed once again by Fulvio De Simoni. Read More

Largest yacht in the world Azzam designed by Nauta Yachts

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Last month, Lürssen moved the hull and superstructure of the world's largest yacht, Azzam, believed to be around 180 metres long. Since that day, we have received confirmation, that the yacht is designed by Italian yacht designers Nauta Yachts. They remain tight lipped about any details concerning this huge project. Read More

Proteksan superyacht Vicky on seatrials

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The 72.6 metre Proteksan project NB54, Vicky, launched on May 7th will be ready for delivery at the end of June 2012. Just over a year has passed since Proteksan Turquoise made superyacht news with three launches in as many months. Now the largest motoryacht to be launched in Turkey is on final sea trials before. Read More

66 Metre superyacht Invader progressing rapidly at Delta

Monday, 18 June 2012

Delta recently celebrated two significant milestones in the construction of its latest megayacht, Project Invader. Invader, a 66-meter steel and composite motoryacht, is scheduled for delivery spring of 2013. Invader’s steel hull was recently transported from Delta’s metal hull facility to its main assembly yard for final fit out and construction. Read More

63 Metre superyacht progressing rapidly at Sunrise Yachts

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The construction of the first Sunrise 63 metre superyacht is progressing rapidly at Sunrise Yachts in Turkey. Project 601 is the first of two 63 metre superyachts currently under construction. The second 63 metre project was announced only weeks ago. The 63 metre Espen Øino designed project 601 was sold by CNI. Read More

Sunreef fuses hull and superstructure of Sunreef 82 Double Deck

Thursday, 14 June 2012

There’s just one month left before the new 2012 superyacht model, the Sunreef 82 Double Deck, hits the water. The flybridge was added to the superstructure last week, and the yacht now looks very imposing with its double deck deckhouse dominating two massive hulls. The cockpit is currently being fitted out. Read More

Omega interior for the new Mulder 98 Flybridge

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The construction of the new 30-metre Mulder 98 Flybridge is currently in full swing. In consultation with the client, Mulder Shipyard commissioned Frank Laupman of Omega Architects to design the interior of this boat. Omega has previously designed the interior of the second Bellagio, which was recently sold by Mulder Shipyard. Read More

40 Metre schooner ZanZiba now for sale

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

An outstanding new sailing superyacht entering the final stages of its build in Turkey is now being offered for sale at a remarkable price of € 7,900,000. Just a few months away from completion it offers a new owner the opportunity to specify the fit‐out of the interior but still have a brand new yacht ready for the start of the 2013 season. Read More

First glimpse of superyacht catamaran Q5

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Auckland based boatyard Yachting Developments are putting the finishing touches to the Super Sailing Catamaran Q5 (build number YD66) in preparation for her June launching. This monster catamaran has just rolled out of the company’s Hobsonville factory, giving a first glimpse of the vessels true size and volume. Read More

Sunreef Yachts working on 120% of it's production capacity

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Sunreef Yachts shipyard is now working on 120% of its production capacity with 3 new models (Sunreef 80, Sunreef 82 and 60 Sunreef Power) under construction and 4 other units in built (2 x 70 Sunreef Power, Sunreef 70 Sailing and Sunreef 58 Sailing), which gives in total 7 units ranging from 19 to 24 meters in length. Read More

World Exclusive: World's largest yacht in build at Lürssen

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Today, Lürssen moved the hull and superstructure of the world's largest yacht, believed to be around 180 metres long. Not much is known about this highly secretive project, but  judging by the underwaterbody, we expect the yacht to be very fast. The yacht's bow section will be attached later this week. Read More

Construction of 44 metre superyacht well underway in China

Monday, 21 May 2012

Construction is proceeding apace at Kingship Marine Limited on the world's first hybrid green boat under 50 metre, Green Voyager. On 19 April 2011, her keel laying ceremony was held on Kingship’s yard in Zhongshan. and the yard has just send us some images of the finished hull and superstructure. Read More

Construction of 42 metre superyacht well underway at Moonen

Friday, 18 May 2012

Construction is proceeding apace at Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands on the 42-metre luxury motoryacht Sofia. As is the case with any genuinely custom project, changes and additions are still being made to the design and facilities as the build progresses, meeting the owner's requirements in every respect. Read More

Sailing catamaran Q5 nears completion in New Zealand

Friday, 18 May 2012

New Zealand based boatyard Yachting Developments are nearing completion on build number YD66, a 100ft Sailing Catamaran. YD66 also known as “Q5,” is on schedule to be launched early June 2012. Measuring 100ft in length and a staggering 48 feet in beam the vessel is being built to stringent GL class survey requirements. Read More

Construction underway of Cosmo Explorer superyacht

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The owner of the Alizul Finance Corporation Ltd. had been looking into the possibility to build an exploration yacht for a long period of time. From 2008 to 2010 several efforts were made to contract the construction of the owner’s vision of an ideal explorer yacht. However, those attempts did not lead to an actual signed contract. Read More

New photo of 147 metre superyacht Topaz at Lürssen

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Last week we reported that the 144 metre superyacht Topaz is ready to launch from the Lürssen Aumund facility. Today we received the latest photo, which shows that the yacht will most likely be launched sometime this week. Not much is known yet about this massive new superyacht, however we do know she has a length of 147 metres. Read More

Superyacht Plan B (HDW 422) unveiled in Kiel

Friday, 11 May 2012

Yesterday the 73 metre superyacht Plan B (HDW hull number 422) left her building shed for the first time. Built by Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel (formerly HDW), the yacht was ordered before the crisis as part of an order for six yachts of all around the same size. Due to the economic crisis four yachts were cancelled and in addition to Plan B. Read More

Hull of 73m Vitruvius superyacht arrives at the Picchiotti shipyard

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The hull of the 73 metre motor yacht C.2189, the third motor yacht sold by the Perini Navi Group and created in collaboration with Vitruvius Ltd and Philippe Briand, has arrived at the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, from Perini Istanbul Yildiz, the Turkish facility of the Group. The superyacht, the flagship of the Picchiotti-Vitruvius® family, has a state-of-the-art electric/diesel propulsion system. Read More

74 Metre superyacht project 423 under construction at Nobiskrug

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The 74 metre Nobiskrug project 423 is well underway in Germany. The hull of the yacht was built by HDW (now Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel), and her delivery is scheduled for 2013. Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel and Nobiskrug are members of an international group of shipyards with operational sites in Germany, England, France, Greece and Abu Dhabi. . Read More

Two 48.7 metre new build projects for sale with Bilgin Yachts

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Jeremy Bottau of Bilgin Yachts has taken over the central agency sales listing of two superyachts, currently under construction at the Turkish yard. The Classic 160 N°1, which will launch in May 2012, and t he Classic N°2 under construction and to be delivered in the begining of 2013. The yachts are for sale with an asking price of € 9,150,000. Read More

Codecasa unveils interior of superyacht project F75

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Construction is well underway for the second Codecasa 42 metre Vintage superyacht at from the Viareggio based shipyard. The latest addition to this vintage series has her naval architecture and the exterior design done by the in-house team of Codecasa and features an interior by Della Role Design. Read More

A fresh approach to sharing a superyacht

Friday, 20 April 2012

There have been many attempts to launch shared ownership into the world of superyachting by everything from timeshare to fractional ownership, but Yacht Marketing Limited, who are behind the new 'Curvelle' luxury power 'Super-Catamaran', have taken a fresh approach. The vision is fast taking shape at the Curvelle shipyard. Read More

Sunseeker starts construction on Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sunseeker International today reached another landmark in its illustrious history when founder Robert Braithwaite laid the first gelcoat on the mould of the new Sunseeker 155 Yacht, due for completion in December 2013. The Sunseeker 155 Yacht is the largest build to date undertaken by the Poole Shipyard. Read More

Codecasa unveils new Codecasa 50s for repeat client

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Italian superyacht builder Codecasa is currently building its first 50 metres Open motoryacht, the Codecasa 50s (hull C 120), for a repeat client. The yacht will offer excellent performance. Thanks to her twin KA.ME.WA. mod.80 S III waterjets, and a KA.ME.WA. mod. 71B III central booster, the yacht will be able to reach speeds up to 28 knots. Read More

Couach 5002 Fly superyacht for sale with Fraser Yachts

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Pierrik Devic and Dennis Frederiksen have been appointed as the central agents in the sale of the second hull of the 50 metre 5000 Fly Couach series. Fully built in Kevlar Carbon and developed on a military patrol hull design this Yacht has impressive performances among which a top Speed of 24 knots and Transatlantic range. Read More

Christensen Shipyards on track for debut of Ocean Alexander 120

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The first 120' yacht built in the alliance between Ocean Alexander and Christensen is on track for its debut at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Currently at over 65% completion, the shipyard has recently applied the topcoat exterior paint and major interior components are being installed. Read More

Superyacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid unveiled

Friday, 30 March 2012

Following to the huge success of superyacht Prima at the Monaco Yacht Show, Palumbo signed a contract for the construction of a 40 metre yacht, the Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid. The Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid is an innovative concept that combines new lines and high technology with respect for the marine environment. Read More

Photos: Oceanco’s latest superyacht Nirvana (Y707) under sea trials

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Last week the 88.50 metre superyacht Nirvana has been conducting sea trials on the North Sea. Motor yacht Nirvana, project Y707, comes from the hand of superyacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni, who previously worked with Oceanco on Anastasia. Powered by twin 4,830hp MTU 20V 4000 M73L engines, Nirvana has a maximum speed of 20 knots. Read More

Hull turned of 60 metre Perini Navi superyacht project C. 2218

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The aluminium hull of C. 2218, the second of two yachts in the new generation of 60 metre sailing yachts sold by Perini Navi, was turned at their Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard. The aluminium hull and superstructure will result in a full load displacement of approximately 570 tonnes for a less than 500 gross tonnes vessel. Read More

Rossi Navi starts outfitting of superyacht Ketos

Monday, 26 March 2012

Last tuesday, Rossi Navi moved the 48 metre superyacht Ketos, Project FR026, from their shipyard in Pisa to the yard Viareggio, where final outfitting will take place. When finished, the two and half decks all aluminum Ketos will remain under 500 GT. She is powered by 2600 hp twin MTU 16V2000 M94 engines. Read More

Superyacht Moni now on seatrials in Turkey

Monday, 26 March 2012

Superyacht Moni, the new Vicem 107' Cruiser, and the yard's flagship Vintage model, has started seatrials in Tukey. The 107 Cruiser is the latest in Vicem’s celebrated series of Classic, Flybridge and Cruiser motor yachts ranging from 50 – 100 feet. The new 107 Cruiser bears the three hallmarks of every Vicem yacht. Read More

Feadship Drizzle on seatrials in Holland

Friday, 23 March 2012

Feadship Drizzle, launched on January 21st, at Feadship Aalsmeer, is currently undergoing seatrials off the coast of Holland. The 67.27m (220’8”) yacht has been created for clients who were inspired by the 2005 Feadship Twizzle (now Issana), of which they were the second owners and had renamed Drizzle. Read More

55 Metre superyacht Lady Candy under construction at Benetti

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Captain Paul Brackley of Central Yacht has send an update on the construction of the new 55 metre Benetti project FB260, Lady Candy. Lady Candy was conceived as a true superlative charter yacht, the perfect home away from home. The yacht was recently moved from the hull construction shed to the outfitting shed. Read More

26 metre Dutch/German build project for sale with OCI

Monday, 19 March 2012

Axel Douqué of Ocean Independence has announced his appointment as the central agent for the sale of a 26 metre classic De Vries Lentsch design, which is currently about one third through her construction. The yacht is a sistership to Pradera Blue, and project is offered ‘As Is, Where Lies’.  Read More

46m New-build superyacht listed for sale

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Burgess and Opal Marine have jointly listed the new-build superyacht Project 12 for sale with an asking price of € 23,000,000. Currently in the final stages of construction at Pisa Superyachts and built to ABS classification and MCA compliancy, Project 12 translates the success and build quality of the Cantieri di Pisa Akhir range to a larger scale. Read More

The hull of Perini Navi’s first 60m sailing yacht has arrived in Viareggio

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Hull C.2193, the first of the two yachts sold in the new-generation series of 60m sailing yachts built by Perini Navi, has arrived in Viareggio. The hull and superstructure in aluminium were built in the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard, the Group’s Turkish base. Finishing, launching and delivery, scheduled for summer 2013. Read More

40 Metre superyacht underway at Mengi Yay

Monday, 5 March 2012

Under the management of Yacht Marine Ltd, with naval architecture and design by Ginton Naval Architects and interior design of Guido de Groot Design, the construction of this 40 metre sloop has commenced at the Turkish yard Mengi Yay in Tuzla. The hull is nearly completed and the aluminium superstructure is well underway. Read More

Construction of 58 metre superyacht Egeria well underway in Turkey

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Earlier this month we reported that the 58 metre superyacht Egeria was listed for sale. We can now show you the first photos and interior renderings of the yacht currently under construction at Egeria Yachts in Turkey. The naval architecture and exterior design of the superyacht are by Alfa Marine Design, while her interior is designed by Altunbas Ltd. Read More

Construction starts on new Azimut Grande 140

Monday, 27 February 2012

At last week's Miami Boat Show, Azimut Grande announced the start of the construction of a new 140’ trideck planing model. The 42 metre superyacht will be the largest in the Grande series. Powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M93L diesels, the yard axpects the Grande 140 to reach a top speed of 22 knots, and a cruising speed of 17 knots. Read More

Hatteras Yachts unveils the 95 Raised Pilothouse

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Hatteras Yachts has announced plans to unveil its new 95 Raised Pilothouse in the summer of 2013. This new model brings styling cues from her classic lineage into the 21st century, and is designed to set the standard for Hatteras' next generation of motor yachts. This new flagship will be offered as a heavily contented, turnkey package. Read More

Interior renderings of the Benetti Sail Division BSD98 Logica

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Last week's moving of Benetti Sail Division's BSD98 Logica to another shed, offered us the first glimpse of the first superyacht of the new Logica range. The luxury motor yacht is due for delivery in early 2013. Today, we receive the first interior renderings. The lines of the BSD 98 Logica have been designed by Luca Brenta Yacht Design. Read More

37 Metre catamaran superyacht Phatsara nearing completion in Thailand

Monday, 20 February 2012

Simon Turner at Northrop and Johnson Asia today announced news of a brand new 37 metre power catamaran coming to the market and to be launched in March 2012. She has been designed with large family onwership in mind with extensive accommodation for both family, guests and crew. With a displacement hull she has a very long range. Read More

Rossi Navi preparing for the launch of superyacht Aslec 4

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Preparations are well under way for the launch of the 45 meter displacement superyacht Aslec 4 at the Rossi Navi yard in Italy. Aslec 4, which is project FR024 is scheduled for a launch on March 10th. Aslec 4 is the first of two yachts that are going to be delivered by the yard in 2012. She is designed by Studio Spadolini. Read More

Replica of royal yacht Britannia arrives in Cowes

Thursday, 9 February 2012

On King George V’s death in January 1936, what should happen to his massive and famous J Class Yacht Britannia? He’d left instructions that she was to ‘follow him to the grave’. Stripped of all her spars and fittings, her hull was towed out from Cowes and sunk off St Catherine’s Deep, somewhere west of Ventnor and south of the Needles. Read More

Benetti Sail Division moves hull of new BSD98 Logica superyacht

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Benetti Sail Division has moved the hull of the new BSD98 Logica to another shed, offering us the first glimpse of the first superyacht of the new Logica range. The motor yacht is due for delivery in early 2013. Unusual for a yacht of this size, the owner opted to have the master suite forward on the lower deck instead of forward on the main deck. Read More

Construction starts on new Dubois designed Feadship

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dubois Naval Architects have announced that the keel laying ceremony for design 368 took place yesterday at the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw in Holland. Malcolm McKeon of Dubois Naval Architects began the weld on the superyacht now in build at Feadship. Design 368 is a 46 metre motoryacht. Read More

J-Class Rainbow readies for her big launch

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Holland Jachtbouw is close to completing the spectacular 40-metre J-class Rainbow, which is due to hit the water in February. This fabulous looking superyacht offers the ultimate blend of high-tech innovations in the engine room with a luxurious mahogany interior and all the hallmarks of grand prix racing on her deck. Read More

Videos of the construction of the Heesen 65 metre

Monday, 30 January 2012

Last month Heesen Yachts have joined together the hull and superstructure of the revolutionary 65m FDHF. Join in the excitement and buzz surrounding YN 16465 and the FDHF by watching the time lapse “making of” movie as well as the documentary showcasing the joining of hull and superstructure on the Heesen YouTube channel. Read More

The first Wally//Ace hull now in its final stages of build

Friday, 27 January 2012

Wally has revealed further details and has send us new images of Wally//Ace. With unrivalled space within its length, Wally//Ace will provide a massive 128 m2 of outside social space over two deck levels as well as a 41 m2 interior saloon area. The propulsion system is characterised by engines that run at low RPM. Read More

Hull and superstructure of Heesen 65m FDHF now joined together

Friday, 27 January 2012

Heesen Yachts announced that last December the hull and superstructure of the revolutionary 65m FDHF superyacht were joined together. The construction of the hull and superstructure of YN 16465 started in December 2011 at the facility in Oss, and marked the culmination of years of meticulous planning. Read More

Lürssen launches hull of 85 metre superyacht Niki

Monday, 23 January 2012

On the 17th January 2012 Lürssen launched superyacht project Niki in the traditional fashion: down the slipway. Her delivery is scheduled for summer 2013. Espen Oeino has given Niki very harmonious proportions and with a length of 85.10 metres and a beam of 13.80 metres she boasts extraordinary volumes. Read More

Hull of new Moonen explorer superyacht arrives at yard

Monday, 16 January 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has started outfitting the all-new Moonen 100 Explorer, developed together with Vripack Naval Architects. This exciting project is the fourth explorer-type superyacht built by Moonen after Commercial Break, Poseidon, and the award-winning 114’ superyacht My Issue. Read More

Construction of the first Nordhavn 120 superyacht progresses

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Work continues on the first hull of the future queenship of the Nordhavn line: the Nordhavn 120. The latest photos released last week illustrate progress on various interior sections of the N120. Evident are the glossy build-up coats of varnish on the cherry wood which will serve to prime the satin finish that the owners have chosen. Read More

Superyacht Chuggaboom underway at New Castle Marine

Thursday, 12 January 2012

With new build orders a rarity, Vripack is proud that their solid 54 metre Research Vessel Yacht is brought to life by her Owner. Project named Chuggaboom the American yard New Castle Marine is progressing smoothly with the build. Her robust and masculine appearance is accompanied by a softer Andrew Winch interior. Read More

The Moonen 100 Explorer combines robust performance with stylish looks

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands is making excellent progress with the construction of a long distance explorer-type yacht. The all-new Vripack designed Moonen 100 is a robust exhibition-style vessel that also benefits from exceptionality smooth lines. She combines major fuel efficiencies with comprehensive live aboard facilities. Read More