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Filippetti Yacht launches Navetta 30​ superyacht

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

Dream Line Yachts unveils new range of yachts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Admiral launches sixth superyacht of 2014, Entourage

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Mulder launches the Mulder 98 Flybridge

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

Palmer Johnson SuperSport 48M launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Lürssen preparing today's launch of project Quantum Blue

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

88.50 Metre Oceanco project 710 now launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Exclusive: Quantum Blue launched

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Oceanco rolls out 88.50 metre superyacht project 710

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Admiral Impero 37 Nono launched

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Palmer Johnson rolls out 48M SuperSport

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Video of the launch of the first Azimut77S

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Benetti launches superyacht Cheers 46

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

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

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Lürssen launches 94m superyacht Kismet II

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

Designer comments on launch of Forever One

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Baglietto launches 46-metre displacement superyacht

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

ISA launches 54 metre superyacht Forever One

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

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

Perini Navi launches superyacht Perseus 3

Monday, 30 June 2014

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

Scoop: Delta launches superyacht Onika

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Benetti launches superyacht Edesia

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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

Tansu Yachts launch 37.9m superyacht So’Mar

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Closer look at new motoryacht Yolo

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Sanlorenzo launches 4 superyachts

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

Sunseeker launches new 86 Yacht

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

Sunseeker launches new 101 Sport Yacht

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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

First Nauta Air 86 launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

ISA Yachts launch superyacht Silver Wind

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Admiral Regale 45 Flying Dragon launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Wally delivers second WallyAce, WallyKokoNut

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Bilgin launches 45m superyacht Elada

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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

Tecnomar Nadara 40 Low Profile launched

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Video of the launch of the 73m Yalla

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Update on the launch of the 66m Lürssen project Green

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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

Exclusive: CRN preparing the launch of 73m superyacht Yalla

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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

Sanlorenzo launches 46 metre superyacht Trident

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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

Sneak preview of Royal Huisman Elfje

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Viking launches 28 metre 92 EB

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Lürssen launches 66 metre superyacht Ester III

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Benetti launches 45m superyacht Latiko

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Admiral launches 35m superyacht Foam

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Superyacht Blue Berry launched by BSD Yachts

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Sneak preview of the launch of the Logica 147-01

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Photo gallery of the launch of the Logica 147-01

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

Benetti launches 47 metre superyacht FB503

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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

85 Foot yacht capsizes during her launch

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

Logica Yachts preparing the launch of the Logica 147-01

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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

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

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

Cantiere Delle Marche launches 4th Darwin 86

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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

New photos of the launch of the PJ170-02

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Video of the launch of 52 metre Jade yacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Scoop: 120 metre superyacht Czar launched in Greece

Monday, 12 May 2014

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

Heesen Yachts launches 51m superyacht My Sky

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

Southern Wind launches 32 metre superyacht Farfalla

Friday, 9 May 2014

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

ISA Yachts announces launch of ISA 66m Granturismo superyacht

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

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

Palmer Johnson launches second PJ170 superyacht

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

New photo of 140m superyacht Victory

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Baltic Yachts launches superyacht WinWin

Monday, 5 May 2014

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

Horizon launches superyacht Carnival Liberty 3

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Azimut Yachts Celebrates the Launch of the New Grande 95RPH

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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

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

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

AB Yachts launches latest AB 116 superyacht

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

Sanlorenzo launches SD112 superyacht "O"

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Sanlorenzo has just launched 33.6 metre semi-displacement motoryacht, “O”, and are already experiencing huge success with the first SD112 unit. Six units have been purchased before the official launch of O, with a further three hulls in an advanced stage of production. The superstructure has three decks, but thanks to a series of stylish design innovations... Read More

New photo of 140 metre superyacht Victory in the water

Thursday, 24 April 2014

On saturday we could show you the first image of the Fincantieri 140 metre Victory project, when she was moved outside in preparation of her launch. The yacht has now been lowered into the water, as shown on this photo which appeared on Twitter today.  Read More

Video of the launch of the 65 metre Shemara

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m Motor Yacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester. Read More

Scoop: Fincantieri launches 140 metre Victory project

Saturday, 19 April 2014

We are still waiting for official news, but this photo that appeared on Instagram today, shows that Fincantieri has launched the 140 metre Victory project. Designed by Espen Oeino, and built for a client of Camper & Nicholsons International, project Victory has been designed to meet SOLAS regulations. Read More 

Exclusive: Jade Yachts launches 52m superyacht

Friday, 18 April 2014

Ahead of the Taiwan International Boat Show 2014, the Taiwanese shipyard Jade Yachts has launched the 52 metre superyacht project 959. The yet unnamed superyacht has a beam of 9.40 metres, draft of 2.90 metres and she is powered by twin MTU engines, which give her a top speed of 18 knots. Read More

Burgess Marine launches refitted Shemara

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

​Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m Motor Yacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester. The tow has been facilitated by Williams Shipping... Read More

ISA Yachts launches the 43m Granturismo M/Y Philmi

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

​On 29th March, the first motor yacht of the Granturismo range was launched at ISA Yachts’ facility in Ancona and christened Philmi. The Granturismo was created to respond to a market demand for steel/aluminium displacement yachts with a balance between their internal and external areas, to the great benefit of the exterior design of the yacht itself. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches 50m superyacht Monaco Wolf

Monday, 14 April 2014

​Heesen Yachts has announced that project Azuro (YN 16650) was launched on March 28th, 2014. During the private launch ceremony the owners christened their new superyacht Monaco Wolf. Rupert Nelson, a Director at Burgess who introduced the client to Heesen – comments: “The Heesen production team were on hand for the launching and it..." Read More

Holland Jachtbouw launches 45m Dixon designed sloop

Monday, 14 April 2014

Last week Holland Jachtbouw launched the 45 metre Dixon designed sloop Heureka. Interior design was commissioned with Rhoades Young and the minimalistic, uncluttered approach has been repeated throughout this sleek high performance sloop, designed specifically to suit the light airs of the Mediterranean. Read More

Lynx Yachts launches its Yacht-X-Tender One today

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Today,YXT One was launched by Lynx Yachts in Zaandam, The Netherlands. YXT One is the first of a series of purpose built pocket support yachts. The Yacht-X-Tender or YXT series is aimed at acting as a support vessel to yachts between 30m and 70m. The launch was preceded by a small celebration for the team who built YXT One making the dream, a reality. Read More

Christensen launches 50 metre superyacht D’Natalin IV

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Christensen Shipyards, has launched the 50-metre Custom Series yacht D’Natalin IV. Christensen’s newest Custom Series vessel combines flawless American craftsmanship with the latest in lean manufacturing processes to produce a yacht of unequaled quality. Her sophisticated, modern exterior has a navy blue hull. Read More

JFA launces the first Long Island 85

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

​Yesterday JFA Yachts launched the first 26.25 metre Long Island 85. Designed by Naval Architect Marc Lombard from La Rochelle, the Long Island 85’ is the first boat of this new Long Island semi-custom catamaran range. The sailing yacht’s hulls are built in aluminium and her superstructure is made from composite. Read More

Superyacht Polaris launched by Rossi Navi

Monday, 31 March 2014

​On Saturday the Rossi Navi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy launched the second Prince Shark 49 superyacht, Polaris. The first Prince Shark superyacht, Parum Jamuna IV, was launched just over a year ago. Both the interior and exterior design of Polaris are by Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design and her naval architecture is done by Arrabito Naval Architects. Read More

Westport launches 12th 50-metre superyacht

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Westport Yachts has recently launched Hull #12 of the Donald Starkey/ William Garden-designed 50-metre series at its Port Angeles shipyard, making this the third launch of a scheduled eight launches for Westport in 2014. “We are very proud to be delivering this, the 12th 50m,” said Mark Masciarotte, Westport's Director of Sales. Read More

Amels launches 55 metre superyacht hull 466

Monday, 24 March 2014

Dutch superyacht builder Amels has launched the latest Limited Editions 180 superyacht, hull 466, just weeks after the launch of hull 465 and the 65 metre Z. With the Limited Editions concept, designed by Tim Heywood, Amels has successfully bridged the gap between semi-custom and full custom superyachts. Read More

Riva launches the Riva 122' Mythos superyacht

Monday, 17 March 2014

Riva's new flagship, the 122' Mythos, was launched at the Ancona shipyard on sunday. the Riva 122’ Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard. The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and 7.60 metre wide. Read More

Ferretti launches its the fifth hull of Ferretti Custom Line 124'

Friday, 14 March 2014

The fifth hull of the Ferretti Custom Line 124’ was launched yesterday in Ancona, in the presence of the Group’s Top Management, the engineers, architects and designers that have taken part in its creation, as well as the many workers that over the last few months have contributed to the yacht. Read More

A&R launch 81.8 metre Disdale designed Kibo

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Abeking & Rasmussen has announced the launch of hull number 6497. The 81.8 metre superyacht, with exterior and interior design by multi-award winning Terence Disdale Design, was successfully launched to the water Sunday afternoon, on March 9th, 2014. The project, which will be named Kibo, will be completed in June 2014. Read More

Louise makes her maiden trip to Rio de Janeiro

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Combining traditional Dutch craftsmanship with the latest technologies, Claasen Shipyards has delivered such masterpieces as the Truly Classic series, the F-class Firefly and the J-class Lionheart. An example of a typical Claasen quality yacht is the racer/cruiser sailing yacht Louise, which recently completed her maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro. Read More

Couach launches superyacht Belongers

Monday, 3 March 2014

Two years after the introduction of the first 5000 Fly, superyacht La Pellegrina, yacht builder Couach launched the second hull in this 50 metre series, called Belongers. Amongst several technological updates, probably the most remarkable one is the significant reduction of noise and vibration levels. Read More

CRN launches 61 metre superyacht

Monday, 3 March 2014

CRN has launched hull number 133. The exterior and layout of the new yacht has been designed by Francesco Paszkowski in close collaboration with the CRN Technical Department which took care of the naval architecture.​ The yacht has an overall length of 61,3 metres and a 10.20 metre beam. Read More

Gulf Craft launches Majesty 105 in time for Dubai Boat Show

Monday, 3 March 2014

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats in the Middle East and Asia, launched a new Majesty 105, which will make her way to this week's Dubai International Boat Show. The Majesty 105 is a suitable showcase, representing the unique selling points that Gulf Craft have been developing since their startup. Read More

Overmarine launches Mangusta 165 hull number 8

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Overmarine Group launched the latest Mangusta 165 hull, number 8 in the series. The yacht has a number of new features, as requested by her owners. The yacht has a newly designed side window in the saloon, alterations to the flybridge, and the yacht's superstructure has been redesigned.​ Read More

52.5 Metre superyacht Doña Francisca launched

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Astillero Buquebus has launched the 52.5 metre superyacht Doña Francisca. Doña Francisca is the first yacht this size to be launched in Uraguay. The yacht is designed by Javier Soto Acebal, and offers accommodation in a full-beam master suite, and two twin cabins. The interior is described as "simple and spacious". Read More

Royal Huisman launches superyacht Wisp

Monday, 24 February 2014

Royal Huisman is delighted to announce that yard no. 393, which now goes by the delightful name of Wisp, has been launched and her carbon composite Rondal mast stepped in the seaport of Harlingen on Holland’s northern coast. The 48m (156ft) classic sloop is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design​ Read More

Benetti Mister Z launched for a first time Belgian owner

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International had announced that Benetti has launched the Delfino hull no. 8 christened Mister Z, boasting the highest technical specification to date and built for a first time Belgian owner with considerable experience from years of extensive chartering. Read More

Benetti launches the third Classic Supreme 132

Monday, 17 February 2014

Benetti has launched the third Classic Supreme 132 (hull BS003), which was sold by Arcon Yachts. The yacht, which was launched in a ceremony attended by all those who worked on the project, will be delivered in April. This is the third Benetti Classic Supreme 132, delivered in less than two years. Read More 

Taiwanese builder Dyna Craft launches D105 superyacht

Friday, 7 February 2014

Taiwanese luxury motor yacht manufacturer Dyna Craft has just completed their first 105 foot super yacht, declaring their ability to produce motor yachts above 100 foot. The unique design was commissioned by the owner for business, private and charter use throughout east Asia. She is equipped with three MTU 2 600hp engines. Read More

Superyacht H1 launched by Sanlorenzo

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sanlorenzo has launched superyacht H1, the first yacht of the new SD118 line. The yacht was christened by her German owner who gathered together with his family, his friends, the Sanlorenzo staff and all the workers that contributed to her building, to celebrate the launch. Read More

CRN prepares for launch of 60 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

CRN has released this photo of hull number 133, which is now less than a month away from her official launch date. Hull number 133 will be launched on March 1st during a private ceremony. Read More

Exclusive: Heesen launches superyacht Galatea

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

On January 17th, during a private ceremony at the shipyard facility in Oss, YN 15640, the first 40 metre Heesen ‘sportster’, was launched and christened M/Y Galatea. She is the true incarnation of Heesen DNA; with advanced aluminium hull technology, powerful performance and uncompromising interior design. Read More

The 50 metre Alamshar back on seatrials

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The 50 metre Alamshar, which was first launched 11 years ago, has once again appeared on our radar. The yacht was seen on seatrials off the coast of Plymouth yesterday, reaching speeds of 24.6 knots. Shrouded in secrecy, the project seems to have suffered some setbacks since her initial launch, although none of these rumours have been confirmed. Read More

Sunseeker 155 Yacht now named Blush

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Sunseeker International has confirmed the first of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yachts, Blush, has left the shipyard for the first time and is set to enter testing in early February. Making its way onto the quay last weekend, the 155 Yacht was on full view for the first time for all to see. This was the first opportunity to see the boat in all its glory. Read More

Video of the launch of the largest Sunseeker to date

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Sunseeker International has their new flagship, the tri-deck 155 Yacht, commissioned by Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan. The 155 Yacht is the biggest project ever undertaken by Sunseeker International and is the first ever semi-displacement, round bilge hull from the company. Read More

Owner of Feadship Como comments on saturday launch

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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

Exclusive: Feadship launches 46 metre superyacht

Saturday, 25 January 2014

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

Grande Orazio, the second SW82 by Southern Wind launched

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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

Amels launches 55 metre superyacht hull 465

Monday, 20 January 2014

The renowned Dutch shipyard Amels has launched the latest superyacht in their Amels Limited Editions 180 series, hul 465. With the Limited Editions concept, designed by Tim Heywood, Amels has successfully bridged the gap between semi-custom and full custom superyachts, setting a course to further develop this segment of the industry. Read More

Sneak preview of new 65 metre superyacht in Holland

Thursday, 9 January 2014

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

More details released on Mondango 3

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The 56.4m Mondango 3 was launched from Alloy Yachts on December 5th and is now in the Auckland Viaduct with her rigs stepped. She is the 23rd Dubois design to be built by the New Zealand shipyard and features a swing down centreboard, twin sub-deck tender wells, aft deck spa pool and 60-square-metre flybridge. Read More

Two superyachts launched at Benetti

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Benetti has launched the seventh Delfino 93’ last month, as well as the third Crystal 140’. The 28-metre Zehava will be delivered April 2014 and then remain in the Mediterranean. The newest of the popular Benetti Delfino 93’ series features a custom interior. The exterior concept and design are by Stefano Righini. Read More

Superyacht Artpolars launched in Ukraine

Friday, 13 December 2013

Liman Shipyard has launched superyacht Artpolars, designed by Ginton Naval Architects. The yacht was built in Nikolaev, a Ukranian town with a rich tradition in shipbuilding, dating back to before the soviet era. During the Soviet period, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and large variety of other ships were built there. Read More

Closer look at recently launched FOY 24

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Ukranian superyacht builder Fifth Ocean Yachts has announced that the owner of the recently launched pocket sized superyacht FOY 24 decided to sell it before taking delivery of the yacht, because he decided to build a new vessel with Fifth Ocean Yachts. The FOY 24 is a twin engine displacement motor yacht with steel hull aluminum superstructure​. Read More

Alloy Yachts launches superyacht Mondango

Friday, 6 December 2013

Alloy Yachts has twittered a photo of the launch of superyacht Mondango, built for the owners of the 2008 52 metre Mondango. The new Mondango comes in at 56.4 metres, and features refinements that many seasoned sailors would appreciate. Mondango has an aft deck spa pool, two large tenders stowed below the foredeck. Read More

First Mangusta 110 launched

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Overmarine has launched the first of the new Mangusta 110 series, which will make her debut in the US at the Miami yacht show, which runs from 13-17 February 2014. The Mangusta 110 features a new guest area on the flybridge, in addition to an extended lounge area on the bow, one of Mangusta’s trademark features. Read More

Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse launched

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts has launched the all new Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse. The yacht will make her international debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2014. The Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse is one of the most exciting, designs the Van der Valk shipyard has revealed until now. Read More

Jongert launches pocket sized superyacht

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Although perhaps not a superyacht in terms of length, the launch of the 18 meter motor yacht Tommy marks a new step in Jongert craftsmanship. Constructed following the specific wishes of her owner, Tommy is a truly innovative custom yacht, built in Holland. Instantly recognized for her striking modern lines. Read More

Cape Town based Two Oceans Marine launches HQ2

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Cape Town based sport fishing boat and catamaran manufacturers Two Oceans Marine, together with the yacht design team from Du Toit Yacht Design, recently launched the exciting 75 foot luxury sailing catamaran, the Open Ocean 750 Sailing Catamaran. HQ² has been custom-designed and built for comfortable and relaxed cruising. Read More

Sea Axe 6711 launched in Holland

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Damen has launched the the Sea Axe 6711, a 67-metre Fast Yacht Support vessel. It bears many similarities to Garçon, the Sea Axe 6711. This latest Sea Axe is constructed with an extensive dive area, designed specifically for scuba diving expeditions. The platform is equipped with a LY2 certified helipad. Read More

71 Metre superyacht launched in Russia

Monday, 11 November 2013

Severodvinsk-based Sevmash, which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russia’s largest multi-profile shipbuilding complex, has launched superyacht project A1331, and succesfully completed seatrials. Details are still scarce, but we do know the 71 metre superyacht is designed by H2 Yacht Design. Read More

Princess Yachts launches third Princess 40M

Monday, 11 November 2013

Following the global success of the first Princess 40M, Princess Yachts announced that Hull #3 has now been launched at the historic South Yard site as she enters into the final completion and commissioning schedule. The 40M, the largest composite motor yacht ever built in Britain, was launched to international acclaim in 2012. Read More

Mast added to Oceanco's 91.50 metre superyacht project PA164

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Yesterday we already published the first photo of Oceanco's 91.50 metre superyacht project PA164, also known as hull Y709. Today we can show you the yacht with her mast added. The yacht is an inhouse Oceanco design, with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and an interior design by renowned Andrew Winch Design. Read More

Oceanco launches 91.50 metre superyacht PA164

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Oceanco has launched the 91.50 metre superyacht project PA164, also known as hull Y709. The yacht is an inhouse Oceanco design, with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and an interior design by renowned Andrew Winch Design. The yard has not yet commented on the launch. Read More

Oruçoğlu Shipyard launches 55 metre superyacht Vogue

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Turkish company Oruçoğlu Shipyard has launched the 55 metre superyacht Vogue. The yacht is powered by twin 1400 hp MAN engines, which provide the yacht with a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. The Miss Tor 180 will offers 1460 square metres of internal living space. Read More

Dörries Maritime Services comments on launch of Graceful

Monday, 28 October 2013

After only 33 months of construction, 82 metre superyacht Graceful was successfully launched at Blohm + Voss Repair in Hamburg on friday. Over the next few months our combined project management team will test, complete and deliver the yacht to the Owner.” says Werner Dörries, CEO of Dörries Maritime Services (DMS). Read More

Superyacht Graceful launched by Blohm + Voss

Friday, 25 October 2013

The latest yacht to be built by Blohm + Voss, under the project name Graceful, has today left her building dock and is being prepared for sea trials which will take place in December 2013. Delivery is scheduled for the end of December 2013. On May 18, 2012, the yacht’s hull was towed by tugs to Blohm+Voss. Read More

Delta 88 IPS meets expectations during seatrials

Monday, 21 October 2013

It took the Swedish company Delta Powerboats just 10 years to grow from a 25 footer to the new 26 metre flagship. During the first sea trial from Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden the top speed was measured 37 knots, and the fuel consumption around 40% less than the competitors. Read More

Help needed, superyacht Desire launched

Friday, 18 October 2013

Earlier this year the 41 metre superyacht Desire was launched in Turkey. The project started out at the Peri yard, however, after the shipyard seized its activities, the yacht was moved to Karides Yachts to be completed. We have not yet seen photos of the yacht, but we did find this short video of her on Youtube. Read More

​IAG Yachts launch and deliver second 100’ Electra

Thursday, 17 October 2013

IAG Yachts announced the recent launching of the 100’ Electra built to RINA pleasure craft on August 19, 2013. The beautiful sleek lines of a raised pilothouse powered with twin MTU 12V2000M93 1800hp with prop tunnels that propeller her to a top speed of 25knots & cruise at 19 knots. Read More

Westport launches superyacht Fruition

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Westport has recently launched hull 4010, named Fruition. Fruition is a superyacht in the 40 metre Westport 130 series. The Westport 130 features naval architecture by William Garden and exterior styling by Taylor Olson/Westport. The Westport 130 was first introduced at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2001. Read More

Fifth Ocean Yachts launches 24 metre yacht

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Ukrainian based Fifth Ocean Yachts company has launched their 24 metre model. This tri-deck yacht is designed by Ginton Design. The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar C7 275 hp each, which will allow this 24 meters to reach the maximum speed of 11.5 knots and maintain a cruising speed of 7 knots, with a range of 4,100 miles. Read More

The launch of the 111' Nordlund Sportfish superyacht

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Earlier this summer, Nordlund, a family-owned, family-run boat yard, launched a 111' Sportfish superyacht. The yacht is designed by R. Edwin Monk, and Tim Nolan Marine Design. The yacht measures 33.78 metres, and is powered by twin 1600 hp C32 ACERT Caterpillar engines, which give her a top speed of 21 knots. Read More

Spotted at sea, the new BSD98 Logica

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

When we were in Monaco last week, we spotted the brand new Benetti Sail Division BSD98 Logica out at sea. The exterior lines of the BSD 98 Logica, and the other models in the Logica range, have been designed by Luca Brenta Yacht Design. Unusual for a yacht of this size, the owner opted to have the master suite forward on the lower deck. Read More

Gulf Craft launches superyacht Sehamia

Monday, 23 September 2013

Gulf Craft’s operations team released its newest Majesty 135 superyacht to the water on the morning of September 21 within Gulf Craft’s portfolio of superyachts completed to date. The interior layout and material selection of the Majesty 135 was customized as per the owner’s request. Read More

73 Metre superyacht Grace E launched

Monday, 16 September 2013

The Perini Navi Group has launched Grace E, the new 73m Picchiotti motor yacht that is the third motor yacht sold by the Perini Navi Group, at their Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. Grace E, like her predecessors Exuma and Galileo G, is part of the Group's project for relaunching the historic Picchiotti brand. Read More

New photos of 44m superyacht by Bloemsma Van Breemen

Friday, 6 September 2013

Launched last week by the Dutch yard Bloemsma Van Breemen, Edmiston's Robert Shepherd now released some new images of this impressive new 44-metre superyacht. The yacht is designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder with naval architecture by Vripack. With the owners’ area placed in the traditional location of the wheelhouse. Read More

Sanlorenzo SD92 Minu launched

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sanlorenzo has launched superyacht Minu, the 20th yacht of the successful SD92 line. The yacht will be delivered to her German owner who gathered together with his family, his friends, the Sanlorenzo staff and all the workers that contributed to her building, to celebrate the launch. Read More

Columbus Yachts launches the 40S Hybrid superyacht

Monday, 2 September 2013

Jimmy Broddesson at SuperYachtsLondon has informed us about the launch at Columbus Yachts (a brand of the Palumbo Group) of the all-aluminium 40 metre semi-displacement superyacht Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid. The all-aluminium displacement superyacht measures 40 metres and has a beam of 8.20 metres. Read More

Bloemsma Van Breemen launch 44 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Early this morning, the Dutch yard Bloemsma Van Breemen launched their 44-metre superyacht. The yacht, which has a striking exterior from the boards of Pieter Beeldsnijder and first-class naval architecture by Vripack. With the owners’ area placed in the traditional location of the wheelhouse, the latter has been located on the main deck. Read More

The first new Ferretti 750 launched

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The first hull of the new Ferretti 750 line was launched at the Ferretti Group marina of Cattolica, in Italy. The world premiere of this yacht will take place at the coming edition of the Festival de la Plaisance, in Cannes, and then will be put on display at the International Boat show in Genoa. Read More

Superyacht Ganesha launched by Vitters

Monday, 26 August 2013

Vitters Shipyard has launched a 46 metre Dubois performance sloop, named Ganesha. This aluminium performance cruiser with hull number 3067 will carries a powerful rig, including a 62 metre TPT laminated carbon mast ensuring an optimized weight and strength ratio. Read More

Superyacht Noelani launched in Turkey

Friday, 23 August 2013

On a recent trip to Bodrum, SuperYachtTimes' Merijn de Waard came accross this newly launched classic superyacht, named Noelani. The schooner Noelani measures 39 metres, and was most likely built at a local Bodrum yard. Not much is known yet about this new yacht, but we do believe it is a replica of a design from 1938. Read More

Unknown superyacht catamaran seen in Turkey

Friday, 23 August 2013

This superyacht seems to have been launched a couple of months ago in Turkey. Her name appears to be DRD, although we do not have confirmation on this. Judging by her looks, we believe it might be project NB84, a 32 metre catamaran that was under construction by Mengi Yay. Read More

J-Class inspired classic sloop Tempus Fugit launched

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The first yacht of the Tempus Class Series designed by Rob Humphreys has just been launched successfully by Arkin Pruva Yachts. Tempus Fugit, a J-Class inspired classic sloop, was built at its facilities in Antalya by its team of highly skilled professionals in could moulded wood/ epoxy. Read More

Hatteras Yachts launches its new 100 Raised Pilothouse

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Hatteras Yachts has launched its new 100 Raised Pilothouse superyacht. 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. She has a massive flybridge, an overall length of 31.09 metre, and a beam of 6.86 metre. Read More

Canados launches superyacht Friendship

Friday, 9 August 2013

Earlier this month, Canados launched the latest Canados 120, Friendship. She is a sistership to Far Away, designed by the Canados Design Team, with an interior designed by Cristiano Gatto Design Team. The new 36-m yacht features some of the same innovations which made the first Canados 120 such a success. Read More

Superyacht Julem I launched by Vicem Yachts

Monday, 29 July 2013

Vicem Yachts has launched the Vulcan 35 metre Julem I. When designing the yacht, Vicem wanted to incorporate the space and volume normally found in much larger yachts. Designed by Frank Mulder Design, the yacht will accommodate up to 12 guests. The yacht has a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 1,600 nm at 12 knots. Read More

53 Metre sailing yacht Zen launched in Indonesia

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Launched on the shores of South Sulawesi, a new luxury yacht is expected to become available for charters in Southeast Asia from around August. Zen is a two-mast gaff topsail schooner capable of up to 10-knot speed under sails alone, the vessel was designed by Zygmunt Choreń. Read More

Benetti launches 56 metre superyacht FB261

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Project FB261 has been launched by Benetti at Livorno's shipyard. Due for delivery later this summer, the yacht will accommodate up to 12 guests, and 12 crew. She will feature an outstanding modern interior, designed by Bannenberg & Rowell. FB261 is powered by twin 2 X 2367 HP Caterpillar 3512C engines. Read More

Castagnola launches 38 metre Andromeda

Monday, 22 July 2013

Costruzioni Navali Tigullio – Castagnola shipyard in Lavagna (Ge) Italy, has launched superyacht Andromeda. The yacht has been designed with a fast hull, huge sail plan, twin rudders and state-of-the-art equipment. Silverio Della Rosa did the naval architecture and sail plan, Studio Faggioni the structural plan, Nauta Yachts the interior design. Read More

Codecasa launches 50 metre superyacht Framura 3

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Italian superyacht builder Codecasa has launched its first 50 metres Open motoryacht, the Codecasa 50s Framura 3, for a repeat client. TThanks to her twin KA.ME.WA. mod.80 S III waterjets, and a KA.ME.WA. mod. 71B III central booster, the yacht reaches speeds up to 28 knots. Read More

MCP Yachts launches 42.5 metre Raffaella II

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

On Friday, July 5th, Brazilian based shipyard MCP Yachts launched hull number 085, the 42.5 metre semi displacement aluminium superyacht, the Hemisphere 140 Raffaella II. 150 Professionals worked for 2,5 years on the project. Built in aluminum, the lightweight yacht was launched in a matter of minutes, using the yard's travelift. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches SD122 superyacht Therapy

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Sanlorenzo launched the eighth superyacht in the SD122 series, a 38-meter semidisplacement hull named Therapy. The new yacht, sold by Sanlorenzo Istanbul to an important Turkish entrepeneur, was launched in Viareggio, in the presence of her satisfied owner who came from Turkey. Read More

Superyacht Happy Days launched by Ferretti Group

Monday, 15 July 2013

Lee Marine have announced the launch in Ancona, Italy of its largest super yacht to date, a 34 metre long, luxurious Ferretti Group Custom Line 112’ NEXT destined for ownership and cruising out of Phuket. Capable of 28 knots powered by twin 2800 hp MTU engines, the yacht was named Happy Days. Read More

Mondo Marine launches 41 metre superyacht Nameless

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Mondo Marine has launched superyacht Nameless, a fully custom-made 41 metre superyacht, engineered by Mondo Marine's in-house naval architects, with a Cor D. Rover exterior, who styled the yacht to resemble the bodywork of some of the owner's cars. The yacht’s contemporary classic interior is by the Florence-based designer Luca Dini. Read More

Sunreef launches the first Sunreef 80 Carbon Line

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Sunreef Yachts has announced that the first unit of Sunreef 80 Carbon Line was launched. This yacht is based on light displacement, performance and speed. The Sunreef 80 Carbon Line is made of an advanced composite sandwich combining vinylester, PVC foam and carbon/glass fibre, with a carbon mast and boom. Read More

Superyacht Zenith launched in Turkey

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

AdaYachtWorks Shipyard, specialised in the construction of custom steel and wooden yachts, recently launched a 46.90 metre superyacht, Zenith, designed by Dykstra & Partners. The steel schooner is being construted to RINA class, and when completed, will offer accommodation for up to 8 guests. Read More

Superyacht Ileria launched at Proteksan

Monday, 8 July 2013

Turkish shipyard Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts have launched a new 49.90 metre motor yacht Ileria. The contract for this project was signed on 10th August 2010. The superyacht has a volume of 604 gross tonnage and she sleeps 14 guests and up to 12 crew members.​ Read More

Two Navetta 33 Crescendo superyachts launched

Friday, 5 July 2013

Ferretti Custom Line, a brand of the Ferretti Group producing yachts between 26 and 38 metres in length, has launched the 13th and the 14th hull of the semi-displacement line Navetta 33 Crescendo at its shipyard in Ancona. Hull 13 will make her way to a client in Mexico, and hull 14 is destined for the North American market. Read More

Italyachts launches Azul 31 Special K for Whyko client

Friday, 5 July 2013

Rodriguez Group's Italyachts has launched superyacht Special K, for an American Owner. The yacht, a semi-custom 31 meter long yacht that does over 40 knots, with a hull based on a Leopard 31 and full custom interiors, is destined for use in Southern Florida. The Owner had come to the offices of Whyko in 2008. Read More

Southern Wind launches the SW 82 Feelin’ Good

Friday, 5 July 2013

Super yacht background, versatility, performance and customization. These are the key concepts to describe one of the most recent projects of Southern Wind Shipyard: the SW 82. Feelin’ Good is the first SW82 hull built by Southern Wind Shipyard, just launched in the waters of Cape Town. Read More

Horizon getting ready to launch Horizon RP110 superyacht

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Designed by J.C. Espinosa, the Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse encompasses an all-new design that will redefine the industry standard for raised pilothouse motoryachts, combing a streamlined profile with impressive interior volume and offering an array of accommodation options that are sure suit any lifestyle. Read More

Superyacht Conrad 115 Lunar launched

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Conrad Shipyard has announced that their latest motor-sailer, the Conrad 115 named Lunar was successfully launched on 27th of June 2013 at the shipyard in Gdansk. This 35-meter luxurious super yacht is currently in her final stages of completion. The first Conrad 115, superyacht Lunar, was designed and build for a Baltic billionaire. Read More

Codecasa launches second 42 metre Vintage superyacht

Friday, 28 June 2013

Codecasa has launched the second Codecasa 42 metre Vintage superyacht 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

Lürssen comments on launch of superyacht Solandge

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Lürssen has commented on the successful launching and unveiling of project Niki, which will soon be named "Solandge". Yacht building means team-work and to execute such a big project, an excellent team is necessary. In this case the team consists of Richard Masters, Espen Oeino, Aileen Rodriguez and Lürssen. Read More

Chantier Naval Couach launches the first Couach 2600 FLY

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Chantier Naval Couach has launched the first yacht in the new 2600 FLY series. With this new model, the shipyard has entered the 80 foot sector for the first time, which will broaden the scope of the Couach yacht portfolio, already boasts 13 models ranging from 14 to 50 metres. Read More

SYT Exclusive: Delta launches 66 metre superyacht Invictus

Monday, 24 June 2013

Delta has launched Project Invader, now named InvictusInvictus, a 66-meter steel and composite motoryacht, scheduled for delivery this summer. The 66-metre superyacht has an ice-strengthened steel hull and composite superstructure.​ The Delta Design Group is responsible for naval architecture, space planning and exterior styling. Read More

Second Mangusta 94 launched by Overmarine

Monday, 24 June 2013

Little over 3 weeks after the launch of the first unit of the brand new Mangusta 94 model, the second hull was launched. The Owner decided on a private ceremony, with the traditional breaking of the bottle, which the shipyard management and all those who worked passionately to build and fit out the yacht over the past few months attended. Read More

Lürssen launches 85.10 metre superyacht Solandge

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Celebrations were alive at the Lürssen Shipyard in Rendsburg this morning as all those involved with Project Niki saw the anticipated launch and unveiling of M.Y. Solandge. The 62nd largest yacht in the world, boasting 85.10m, M.Y. Solandge represents yet another exciting example of a stylish collaboration within the industry. Read More

The latest AB 140 superyacht launched

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The latest AB 140 has been successfully launched by the FIPA Group shipyard in the port of Marina di Carrara. The use of advanced composites such as kevlar and carbon fiber, the application of structural bonding agents derived from aeronautics and the use of lightweight materials are just a few innovations introduced by AB Yachts. Read More

Closer look at superyacht Heliad II

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

On May 28 2013, superyacht Heliad II was launched in Holland. Built by Lynx Yachts, at Scheepswerf Made, under supervision of project manager Arjan Zutphen of AZ Scheepstechniek, this 33.4 metre vessel with steel hull and aluminium superstructure has an undeniable elegance. Read More

Feadship comments on launch of 62 metre Sea Owl

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The 62-metre Feadship superyacht Sea Owl has seen the light of day for the first time as she exits the yard for sea trials. Although the official launching is not scheduled until July, her service launch offers the first daylight glimpse of Sea Owl’s signature jade mist green and oyster white colour scheme. Read More

Mulder 75 Wheelhouse successfully launched

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The first Mulder 75 Wheelhouse has been successfully launched on de new Mulder Shipyard location. The gentleman’s yacht is created in partnership with Guido de Groot Design and Ginton Naval Architects and will be the first Mulder-yacht sailing in the USA. The Mulder 75 Wheelhouse is due to be delivered this month. Read More

Andrew Winch Designs comments on launch of Feadship Sea Owl

Monday, 3 June 2013

On 31st May 2013, the exquisitely designed Sea Owl emerged from her shed at Feadship Royal Van Lent, to undergo sea trials. With Exterior, Interior and decoration designed by London based Andrew Winch Designs, this launch sees the culmination of a fantastic five year long collaboration between Designer, Owner and Shipyard. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches superyacht Sea Owl (#807)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

On Friday the Feadship shipyard in Kaag launched the 62 metre superyacht Sea Owl. Previously known under her build number 807, the motor yacht has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure. The yacht’s exterior lines are from the drawing board of Andrew Winch Designs, who are also responsible for her interior design. Read More

Jim Smith Boats launches sportfish superyacht Marlena

Friday, 31 May 2013

A few weeks ago Jim Smith Boats in Stuart, Florida launched the 32 metre sportfish superyachts Marlena (hull number 29). Powered by twin MTU engines, Marlena will achieve a top speed in the region of 40 knots. The luxury sportfish yacht features seven staterooms and seven heads. Superyacht Marlena is due for delivery in June. Read More

Heesen launches superyacht Crazy Me

Thursday, 30 May 2013

​YN 16250, a 50m all-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yacht was recently launched at the Heesen facility in Oss. She was christened Crazy Me during a private ceremony followed by a party thrown by the Owners to celebrate the fine craftsmanship and hard work of the team of Heesen staff and subcontractors who created this unique vessel. Read More

The 39 metre luxury motor cruiser Rennaisance launched

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The 39 metre luxury motor cruiser Rennaisance has been launched, and is available for sale with Equinoxe Yachts. The yacht will offer accommodation up to 10 guests in 5 suites. Details are still scarce, but we can tell you the yacht was built at Castagnola in Lavagna, Italy, and that she features a modern interior styled by Nauta Yachts. Read More

Superyacht Inoui launched by Vitters

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Vitters Shipyard has recently launched a spectacular performance sloop designed by Philippe Briand. Inoui, a 33.4 metre (110 ft) composite sloop, is the fourth carbon superyacht built by this Dutch yard. The yacht's hull has been constructed at Green Marine in Hythe, and the yacht was completed at the Vitters Shipyard. Read More

The launch of the first Mangusta 94

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The first yacht in the brand new Mangusta 94 series was launched Sunday 26th May. The event took place at a private ceremony in the presence of the Owner and his wife, the shipyard management team and all those who played a part in building this new yacht. The Mangusta 94 measures just under 30 metres in length. Read More

Benetti unveils superyacht Lady Candy

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

​Today the Benetti shipyard in Livorno unveiled the 55 metre superyacht Lady Candy. Benetti hull number FB260 was designed by Paul Brackley of Central Yacht, who told us in May 2011; “Lady Candy was conceived as a true superlative charter yacht, making her the perfect home away from home”. Read More

33.40 Metre superyacht Heliad II launched in The Netherlands

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Last week, I visited superyacht Heliad II, which was launched today by Lynx Yachts in The Netherlands. The yacht measures 33.40 metres long, and is designed by Diana Yacht Design. Heliad II, built with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, is perhaps the most spacious 33 metre yacht I have visited so far, and is built to very high standards. Read More

Baltic 107 Custom superyacht Inukshuk launched

Monday, 27 May 2013

In July 2011 Baltic Yachts announced the contract for a new Baltic 107 Custom and last week the Finnish shipyard launched the 32.64 metre sailing yacht. Christened Inukshuk, the yacht features exterior design by German Frers and an interior by Adam Lay. Inukshuk will offer accommodation for up to eight guests in four cabins, and will have a crew of 5. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 46m superyacht Starling

Monday, 27 May 2013

Earlier this month Sanlorenzo announced the launch of three superyachts and they have just launched another new superyacht, the 46 metre Starling. Built by Sanlorenzo in its Massa Carrara shipyard, Starling is a five-deck superyacht with an aluminium superstructure and a displacement hull in steel. The superyacht is characterized by a blue hull and an elegant superstructure design. Read More

More information on the new Moonen 100 Explorer

Friday, 24 May 2013

Moonen Shipyards has launched the all-new Moonen 100 Explorer. This long distance, expedition-type yacht was custom-developed with Vripack for a repeat client. Combining a robust performance with stylish looks and smooth lines, the Moonen 100 Explorer has been created to allow her owners to travel the world. Read More

50 Metre superyacht Tiger Shark completed in China

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Qingdao Huaao Marine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Huaao) has recently completed the 50 metre superyacht Tiger Shark. The yacht was seen departing the Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao. It is believed that Tiger Shark has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and she was built to Bureau Veritas class. Read More

Perini Navi launches 60 metre superyacht Seahawk

Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Perini Navi Group has launched Seahawk, the first yacht in their new generation 60 m series, at their shipyard in Viareggio. The launch was followed by the completion of the mast stepping operations. This new series of sailing yachts has innovative hull lines and technologies that will enhance speed and performance. Read More

Horizon RP105 Agora successfully completed sea trials

Thursday, 23 May 2013

On May 14th, the Horizon RP105 Agora – successfully completed her first sea trial in Kaohsiung Harbor, with the Horizon engineering team, owner’s representative and RINA surveyors present for the event. Agora is based on the Horizon RP97 model and with an almost 22-foot beam, offers a voluminous main deck. Read More

Richmond Yachts launches superyacht Richmond Lady

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Richmond Yachts in Canada has launched the 45.72 metre superyacht Richmond Lady over the weekend. The semi-displacement yacht is Richmond's Yachts hull #7 and their 2nd 150 foot yacht. The yacht's layout is similar to her sistership Status Quo with a few changes in the galley layout and overall styling. Read More

Cosmo 50 Explorer superyacht I Nova launched

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Last week, the Cosmo 50 Explorer superyacht I Nova was launched in Greece. The yacht has been built under the rules of ABS classification society and MCA LY2 statutory code. Earlier this month, SYT's Merijn de Waard visited the hi-end specification, five deck explorer yacht, which will have unrestricted service, and ice class notation. Read More

​Pershing launches tenth 115' yacht

Friday, 17 May 2013

The tenth Pershing 115' was launched earlier this week at Marina dei Cesari, in Fano (Italy). The yacht is designed by Fulvio De Simoni, AYTD - Advanced Yacht Technology & Design - and the team of engineers and designers of the Ferretti Group. Amongst the yacht's many custom features, are an innovative entertainment system. Read More

Lazzara launches latest LSX 92

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Lazzara Yachts have launched the latest LSX 92. The LSX 92 measurements only hint at her performance capabilities with an overall length at 92 feet, beam at 21 feet, a draft just under 5 feet. She is powered by four Volvo IPS engines. The layout includes Lazzara’s trademark atrium galley. Read More

Admiral Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V launched

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The first Admiral superyacht after the acquisition of the yard by the current owners was launched on Sunday. The yacht, Cacos V, a 40 metre aluminum yacht in the semi-displacement Impero line, designed by the naval architect Luca Dini in cooperation with the Group Style Center. This new build project was sold by Cape4 Yachting. Read More

More information on the new PJ210 Lady M released

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Designed to dismiss clichés, the Palmer Johnson 210 superyacht  Lady M features all the spaces of a traditional tri-deck yacht but gallops to a 28 knot top speed, cloaked in the elegant flowing exterior lines of the much heralded Palmer Johnson Sportyacht design created by Dan Lenard of Nuvolari-Lenard. Read More

Moonen Shipyards launches explorer Moonen 100

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the long distance explorer Moonen 100, a robust exhibition-style vessel that also benefits from exceptionality smooth lines. Combining major fuel efficiencies with comprehensive live aboard facilities, so this compact Explorer will allow her owners to truly travel the world in exceptional comfort. Read More

Palmer Johnson launches Nuvolari & Lenard designed 65 metre PJ210

Monday, 13 May 2013

On their Facebook page, superyacht designers Nuvolari & Lenard have released photos of the Palmer Johnson superyacht project PJ210, which was launched at the North American shipyard in Wisconsin. This breathtaking design from the drawing boards of Nuvolari & Lenard will surely turn heads in every port she enters. Read More

30.48 Metres FC3 100 yacht leaves the Maxi Dolphin shipyard

Friday, 10 May 2013

The 30.48 metre FC100 yacht, which will be named Nomade IV, left the Maxi Dolphin shipyard to be transported to Marghera, near Venice (Italy), where construction works will continue until mid-July 2013 when it will be finally handed over to its owner. Designed by the French naval architects Finot-Conq, it has sleek waterlines. Read More

Baglietto launches 44 metre superyacht Monokini

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

M/Y Monokini, a 44m-long planing mega-yacht, the latest born in Baglietto’s family, was launched privately on Saturday May 4th. Monokini, the third hull in Baglietto’s FAST 44m line, was launched last Saturday. The ceremony, which was held privately as required by the Owner, was attended by the representatives of the Owner. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches three superyachts in one week

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

With the summer approaching in the Mediterranean Sea, Sanlorenzo has launched three new superyachts for the upcoming season in just one week. At the Ameglia shipyard Pioppi (SL82) and B2 (SL94) were launched, while the Viareggio shipyard launched the 40 metre Liliya (40Alloy). Read More

Heesen launches 65 metre superyacht Galactica Star

Friday, 3 May 2013

On 25th March, the first all aluminium fast displacement motor yacht was launched at Heesen’s facility in Oss and christened Galactica Star. The concept was presented to the yachting community in September 2010 at the Monaco Yacht Club and the contract for the construction of the first 65 metre FDHF was signed just one month later. Read More

The 30th Mangusta 108 launched

Friday, 3 May 2013

The 30th Mangusta 108 was launched this morning. Official delivery took place privately at the Group’s dock in Viareggio in the presence of an excited and proud Owner, of the Balducci family, founders and still today owners of the company, and of all those who worked so passionately to build the yacht. Read More

CRN launches Navetta 43 superyacht Lady Genyr

Thursday, 2 May 2013

CRN has launched Lady Genyr, the 8th superyacht of the successful Navetta 43 line, designed by Studio Zuccon International Project. This particular yacht is equipped with an elevator, and a new sun deck layout. This is the second launching for the shipyard this year, following the launch of Chopi Chopi. Read More

Superyacht Encore launched at Alloy Yachts

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Alloy Yachts has launched superyacht Encore, a 43.9m Dubois designed sloop. Encore was built for experienced Alloy customers and will now spend the coming weeks in commissioning mode before being handed over to the owners in late June. The contract for this new-build superyacht was signed at the end of 2010. Read More

47 Metre superyacht launched in Moscow

Friday, 26 April 2013

​The Russian shipyard has launched project Timmerman 47-2, at their yard in Moscow. The launch took place in the presence of the owner’s representatives as well as the yard's management. This is the second 47 m transatlantic super yacht built in Russia. The steel and aluminium yacht, built under the supervision of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Read More

Couach launches fourth hull in the 2800 Open series

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Couach has launched the fourth hull in the 2800 Open series, christened Noé. Powered by twin MTU 16V2000 M93 engines, Noé can reach a top speed of 38 knots, and provides a cruising speed of 27 knots.​ The yacht can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins: an owner’s suite, a Vip and two twin cabins. Read More

Superyacht Aziza christened at ISA yard

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Following a long and emotional speech by her owner, superyacht Aziza was christened at the ISA yard in Ancona. The owner expressed how proud he was to be part of the ISA family, and thanked the yard for having always treated him and his crew with respect, professionalism, accuracy and commitment. Read More

The Nordhavn 120 launched

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Nordhavn 120 completed a crucial step today after it was launched into the test tank at South Coast Marine in Xiamen, China. Dan Streech, president of Nordhavn’s parent company Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (P.A.E.) noted that so far the future queenship of the Nordhavn fleet has functioned in the water exactly as expected.

ISA preparing the launch of the 41 metre superyacht Aziza

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

ISA is preparing the launch of the ISA 41m Classic, now named Aziza. The ISA 41m Classic, has been developed from the 39 metre platform, which the company introduced in the Summer of 2009. Designed by Andrea Vallicelli, the motor yacht was ordered by a repeat client of ISA Yachts and is slated for delivery in the Summer of 2013. Read More

Photo gallery of the launch of superyacht Apostrophe

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Earlier in the week, Hakvoort launched superyacht Apostrophe. The yard has now shared these new photos of her launch ceremony with us. Custom-built in every respect, Apostrophe features an elegant exterior profile from the boards of Reymond Langton Design Ltd., which was also responsible for the contemporary Art Deco interior. Read More

Hakvoort launches superyacht Apostrophe

Monday, 15 April 2013

Hakvoort has launched superyacht Apostrophe. Custom-built in every respect, Apostrophe features an elegant exterior profile from the boards of Reymond Langton Design Ltd. With naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, exceptional support from Moran Yacht and Ship, and an owner determined to build the finest Hakvoort to date. Read More

Video of 82.3 metre A&R superyacht Secret undergoing seatrials

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Last month, the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen launched the impressive 82.3 metre superyacht Secret. The yacht is now undergoing seatrials. Burgess who placed the build order, recently announced that the yacht was commissioned for experienced owners and delivery is slated for May 2013. Read More

Ferretti Yachts launches new flagship, the Feretti 960

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Ferretti Yachts has launched the first unit of Ferretti’s new flagship, the Feretti 960. The new Ferretti 960 is the result of another cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT Advanced Yacht Technology, and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.​ Read More

Burgess comments on the world's largest yacht Azzam

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The launch last week of Azzam by Lurssen Yachts, represents a significant milestone in the superyacht industry. Conceived for cruising in warm shallow waters, the vessel is an innovative and ground-breaking megayacht with fast speed capabilities, highly sophisticated facilities and an unprecedented degree of luxury. Read More

New photos of the 180 metre superyacht Azzam

Monday, 8 April 2013

Earlier today, photographer Martin Fischbacher send us some new photos of the 180 metre yacht Azzam - the largest yacht in the world. Launched on friday, Azzam's technical engineering was developed by Lürssen, the exterior design by Nauta Yachts and the interior design by Christophe Leoni. Read More

World Exclusive: First photos of the launch of 180 metre superyacht Azzam

Friday, 5 April 2013

​Just minutes ago, Lürssen launched the world's largest yacht, believed to be 180 metres long. Not much is known yet about this highly secretive project, but judging by the underwaterbody, and her 4 waterjets, we expect the yacht to be very fast. Check out our Facebook fanpage later today for more photo's, and a video of the launch. Read More

Video of the launch of the 180 metre superyacht Azzam

Friday, 5 April 2013

This morning, Lürssen launched the world's largest yacht, Azzam, believed to be 180 metres long. The yacht is designed by Italian yacht designers Nauta Yachts. One year ago, the yacht briefly left her building shed, when the yacht was moved into a different part of the yard, where the yacht's bow section was attached. The yacht has since been completed in record time. Read More

More details released on 180 metre Lürssen superyacht Azzam

Friday, 5 April 2013

Earlier today, Lürssen launched the 180 metre yacht Azzam - the largest yacht in the world. Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi assembled a world-class team which he personally directed in all areas of the development of this sophisticated project. Under his leadership the original concept of the yacht was developed starting with the overall requirements with regards to general layout, size and performance. Read More

Scoop: 180m superyacht Azzam ready to launch at Lürssen

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

SYT reporter Martin Fischbacher has just sent in these exclusive pictures of the Lürssen's Azzam. Superyacht Azzam will be the world’s largest yacht and she is believed to be 180 metres, however we are unable to confirm her exact length. Not only will she be the world’s largest yacht, but she will also be one of the faster yachts around. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches superyacht Ventura

Thursday, 28 March 2013

This streamlined 50 metre all aluminium yacht, with exterior lines by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, is the third in the 50 metre class and sister ship to the multi-award winning M/Y Satori and YN 15850. However, the layout of superyacht Ventura is completely different from her sister vessels. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche launches superyacht Stella di Mare

Monday, 25 March 2013

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has launched the 30 metre explorer superyacht Stella di Mare. Designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, Stella di Mare will be officially presented at the 2013 Cannes International Boat Show. After her delivery the yacht’s owner is planning to cruise around the Mediterranean. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Ocean Paradise

Monday, 25 March 2013

This morning at 11:00am the Benetti shipyard in Livorno launched the 55 metre superyacht Ocean Paradise (FB 263). The Italian built Superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins. Designed by Benetti’s own Mauro Izzo, Ocean Paradise’s interior distils every aspect of contemporary yachting into an incredible 55m tri-deck vision. Read More

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar enters superyacht arena

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Hot on the heels of last week's news from Dubai, when Dubai Maritime City (DMC), signed a yacht manufacturing workshop lease agreement with Vitmar Yachts, another Middle Eastern yard announced their superyacht plans. Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) announced that they will built Qatar's first fast luxury yacht at the Erama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan. Read More

Superyacht Param Jamuna IV launched

Monday, 18 March 2013

Rossi Navi has launched superyacht Param Jamuna IV, the 49 metre superyacht, also known as project FR027. The new yacht, is a sistership to project FR028. Both yachts have light aluminium semi-planing hulls and superstructures and twin MTU 12V4000 M93L engines, providing a speed of 23 knots. Read More

Rossi Navi set to launch superyacht Param Jamuna IV

Friday, 15 March 2013

Rossi Navi is about to launch superyacht Param Jamuna IV, the 49 metre superyacht, until yesterday known as project FR027. The new yacht, is a sistership to project FR028. Both yachts have light aluminium semi-planing hulls and superstructures and twin MTU 12V4000 M93L engines, providing a speed of 23 knots. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Luna

Friday, 15 March 2013

Yesterday, Benetti launched the second model in their Crystal 140’ displacement range. The yacht was christened Luna, in the presence of her owner and his family. Luna measures 42 metres in length with a 9 metre beam, and a displacement of 375 tonnes. She is powered by twin Cat C32 Acer's, which provide a range of 4,000 miles. Read More

A&R getting ready to launch 82.3 metre superyacht Secret

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Earlier this week, the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen started preparing for the launch of the impressive 82.3 metre superyacht Secret. Burgess who placed the build order, recently announced that the yacht was commissioned for experienced owners and delivery is slated for May 2013. The yacht features an exterior design by Sam Sorgiovanni. Read More

Dutch superyacht builder Amels launches Engelberg

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Dutch superyacht builder Amels van launched superyacht Engelberg, the third Limited Editions 180, a larger version of the Tim Heywood-designed Amels 177 and the Amels 171, introduced in 2005. With the Limited Editions concept, Amels has successfully bridged the gap between semi-custom and full custom superyachts. Read More

Superyacht explorer Batai launched by Inace

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Inace has launched the 38.4 metre Inace Explorer Yacht, Batai, designed by Luiz de Basto. This well equipped worldwide Expedition Yacht will soon be delivered.Batai, features a large boat deck forward of her superstructure. The boat deck can carry a number of tenders and other toys. Read More

Superyacht Larisa launched at Feadship

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Feadship has launched the 57.60-metre custom motoryacht Larisa. Built for an experienced owner looking to upgrade to the world's leading superyacht brand, her interior comes from the boards of Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Larisa features a contemporary classic exterior profile, with a wide range of modern features. Read More

Superyacht Hevea launched and christened at Southern Wind

Friday, 1 March 2013

After some days of delay due to the strong Cape Doctor wind, which was blowing in Cape Town, superyacht Hevea was launched and christened on friday, February 22nd at 8:00 a.m. She is the hull n° 2 of the brand new SW 102 model, designed by Farr and Nauta Design offices and she is the sistership of Almagores II. Read More

The latest Majesty 125 to premiere at Dubai International Boat Show

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Gulf Craft has successfully launched a new Majesty 125 superyacht – already the third hull of its second largest yacht model – from its Majesty Yachts manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. The Majesty 125 will make its Middle Eastern premiere at the Dubai International Boat Show early next month. Read More

Superyacht schooner Mikhail S. Vorontsov launched

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Balk Shipyard has launched the schooner Mikhail S. Vorontsov, in collaboration with the Turkish yard Dream Ship Victory. The 53-metre yacht had already been built in laminated wood in Turkey by Dream Ship Victory, and was transported to the Netherlands to be finished here. The yacht is Balk Shipyard’s largest new build project. Read More

The launch of superyacht quaranta

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

On Saturday February 23rd at 3.30am superyacht quaranta was taken out of the Tuzla shipyard shed on to the public road by a huge trailer capable of transporting goods up to three hundred tons. It was ready to commence the 3KM journey to the RMK shipyard for launching. The following day quaranta was christened by Susan Mackintosh. Read More

Fourth Custom Line 124 superyacht launched

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Custom Line has launched the 4th superyacht in the Custom Line 124 Series. With its 37.80 (124ft) metres in length and 7.35-metre (24ft 1 in) beam, this is the largest yacht ever produced by Ferretti Custom Line. The yacht will be delivered at the end of March, to her owner in Turkey. She is powered by two powerful MTU engines. Read More

Superyacht developer Curvelle launches quaranta

Monday, 25 February 2013

Superyacht developer Curvelle has launched the quaranta, in close cooperation with Logos Marine as principal build contractor. Being the flagship and first vessel of the new Curvelle family, she is currently the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran in the world. Four years of development went into the project. Read More

Gulf Craft launches third Majesty 125 superyacht

Monday, 18 February 2013

Gulf Craft Inc. has successfully launched another Majesty 125 hull – it's second largest superyacht model – from its yacht manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. The yacht's striking exterior profile exhibits an all-white superstructure and hull and a blue fender line. The latest Majesty 125 hull has been semi-custom built for its owner. Read More

Andrew Winch Designs comments on launch of 99 metre Feadship

Monday, 11 February 2013

Andrew Winch Designs has commented on the launch of the 99 metre Project Dream, the largest Superyacht ever built in the Netherlands and described as a Masterpiece by Feadship. Featuring striking Exterior and Interior designs by Andrew Winch, Superyacht Dream sets new standards of Design and Engineering. Read More

Video of the roll-out operation of 48 metre superyacht Vellmari

Monday, 11 February 2013

This week, Rossi Navi will launch the 48 metre superyacht Vellmari, also known as Project Ketos, hull FR026, from their shipyard in Viareggio, where final outfitting took place. This video taken last week shows the yacht's roll-out operation. The actual launch will be on tuesday, and the yacht's delivery is scheduled for April. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Dyna

Monday, 11 February 2013

On February 07th Benetti launched the Classic 121' Dyna, an event held on the grounds of the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben company, located adjacent to the Benetti shipyard’s headquarters. Following the traditional breaking of the bottle on the hull, the yacht was lowered into the water, a ceremony witnessed by owner. Read More

Live from Italy: the launch of superyacht Vellmari

Monday, 11 February 2013

Just minutes ago, Rossi Navi launched the 48 metre superyacht Vellmari, also known as Project Ketos, hull FR026, from their shipyard in Viareggio, where final outfitting took place. The two and half decks all aluminum Vellmari remains under 500 GT and is powered by 2600 hp twin MTU 16V2000 M94 engines. Read More

Rossi Navi pre-launches the 48 metre superyacht Vellmari

Friday, 8 February 2013

This week, Rossi Navi pre-launched the 48 metre superyacht Vellmari, also known as Project Ketos, hull FR026, from their shipyard in Viareggio, where final outfitting took place. The two and half decks all aluminum Vellmari remains under 500 GT. Powered by 2600 hp twin MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, Vellmari will reach speeds up to 17,5 knots, in total comfort. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches 99m superyacht

Thursday, 7 February 2013

This morning, Feadship launched the 99 metre superyacht project Dream, also known as hull 1004,  at the yard in Makkum. Details are still scarce, but we do know the superyacht grew with 14 metres in length, after the order was signed. When delivered, she will be the largest Feadship to date, as well as the largest superyacht ever built in The Netherlands.  Read More

Feadship breaks records with largest superyacht ever

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Feadship has launched the largest Feadship to date. The 99-metre masterpiece was created by the Feadship yard in Makkum and is also the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands. Sleek and quick, and with exquisite exterior detailing, she is a well-honed masterpiece. Read More

Feadship launches first superyacht for mainland China

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Feadship has launched the 44.65- metre Blue Sky in a ceremony that combined Chinese and Dutch maritime cultures. This is the first superyacht to be built by a Western shipyard for a client in mainland China. The owner sent his personal representative to accept delivery of a fabulous Feadship that includes her own helicopter deck. Read More

73 Metre superyacht Red Square launched

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Dunya Yachts have announce that the 73 metre superyacht Red Square was launched at the Ursa Shipyard in Turkey on 2 February. Red Square accommodates 12 guests in a master and five double cabins. She features exterior design by Sterling Scott and a beach house-style interior by the legendary late designer Alberto Pinto. Read More

Oyster 125 superyacht Twilight successfully launched

Friday, 25 January 2013

The First Oyster 125 Flybridge by Dubois Twilight has been launched at builder’s RMK and is undergoing commissioning in preparation for sea trials. This exceptional Oyster is a powerful performance cruising yacht and the biggest Oyster on the water with world-class workmanship and the highest possible Lloyds 100A1 classification. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches superyacht Alchemist Too for Mexican owners

Monday, 21 January 2013

Sanlorenzo has launched superyacht Alchemist Too, a 38-meter motoryacht in composite material with semi-displacement hull and three decks. Alchemist Too was launched in the presence of her Mexican owner and his family. Superyacht Alchemist Too can accommodate 10 guests and 6 crew members. Read More

Gulf Craft launches second Majesty 135 superyacht

Friday, 18 January 2013

Gulf Craft has launched the second Majesty 135 superyacht. The Majesty 135 is the yard's largest superyacht model, built at it's yacht manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. The latest Majesty 135, powered by MTU 12V 4000 M94 engines, has a bespoke elegant interior featuring a main interior theme. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches superyacht Blue Sky

Thursday, 17 January 2013

In June of 2012, Feadship announced the order of their first superyacht to an owner from the People’s Republic of China. Following a 2012 tour of the Far East by the award-winning Feadship Helix, a Chinese client requested a similar-sized vessel that would also include a helicopter deck. The yacht, Blue Sky, has now been launched. Read More

Oyster prepares for launch of superyacht Twilight

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Oyster reports on another significant landmark in its Superyacht build programme. The first Oyster 125, by Dubois, has moved out of the build shed in preparation for her forthcoming launch and sailing trials in February. This magnificent yacht has been named Twilight by her owner and will be handed over early in the Spring. Read More

Video of the launch of the 80 metre CRN superyacht Chopi Chopi

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

On Saturday, I attended the launch of the CRN’s new flagship, the 80 metre Chopi Chopi, the largest yacht ever built by CRN. The superyacht features exterior design by Zuccon International Project, who worked in close collaboration with the CRN Technical Office. Chopi Chopi features an interior by Laura Sessa Romboli. Read More

Perini Navi launches superyacht State of Grace

Monday, 14 January 2013

The Perini Navi Group has recently celebrated the launching of State of Grace, the first yacht in their 40 M Fast Cruising series, at the Perini Navi Istanbul/Yildiz shipyard. Following the 88 M clipper The Maltese Falcon, this is the second Perini Navi yacht to have been constructed entirely at the Group’s Istanbul shipyard. Read More

The launch of the 80 metre CRN superyacht Chopi Chopi

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Yesterday I attended the launch of the CRN’s new flagship, the 80 metre Chopi Chopi. Over 3,000 people attended the launch of the largest yacht ever built by CRN. Valued by the yard at over € 80,000,000, Chopi Chopi is CRN’s 129th yacht, and she represents approximately 660 thousand working hours. Read More

Video of the launch of the 42 metre Moonen superyacht Sofia

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Late September, Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands launched the 42-metre luxury motoryacht Sofia. As well as being the largest superyacht launched to date by the Moonen yard, Sofia will also make waves with her unique three-seater submarine. This is the third major motoryacht that the owner has built at Moonen. Read More

Expedition superyacht Tango 5 launched

Friday, 4 January 2013

Last weekend Horizon launched the new Horizon EP series 115-foot expedition yacht Tango 5, which holds status as the largest luxury yacht Horizon sold in the Singapore yacht market. Tango 5 is built with the ocean adventurer in mind, featuring a steel hull, bulbous bow, four stateroom layout and cockpit for fishing and diving. Read More

SYT Top 5: The best read superyacht launch articles in 2012

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Size matters.... I am of course talking about superyachts. When I had a look at our best-read articles in 2012, most of them involved some of the world's largest yachts. Time for a short summary of those article. When the 180 metre superyacht Azzam left her building shed for a brief moment in June, we were there to bring you the very first photos. Read More

CRN prepares for launch of 80 metre superyacht Chopi Chopi

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

In exactly one month, on 12th January 2013, the CRN shipyard in Ancona will launch their largest superyacht to date, hull number 129 M/Y Chopi Chopi. The superyacht features exterior design by Zuccon International Project, who worked in close collaboration with the CRN Technical Office. Chopi Chopi features an interior by Laura Sessa Romboli. Read More

Horizon 94 Black Legion completes first sea trial

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The new Horizon 94 feet Black Legion completed her first successful sea trial on November 17th in Kaohsiung – although the sea conditions were rough, she reached a maximum speed of 23 knots and cruise speed of 18 knots carrying full fuel and water, which gave Horizon the chance to truly test Black Legion and her equipment on board. Read More

More information on the SW 94 sailing yacht Windfall

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Southern Wind shipyard in Cape Town, South Africa has recently launched the second SW 94 sailing yacht, christened Windfall. The yard has now released more information on this 28 metre yacht. Windfall is a performance cruiser designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta Design. Light displacement, aggressive lines. Read More

Southern Wind launches SW 94 sailing yacht Windfall

Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Southern Wind shipyard in Cape Town, South Africa has recently launched the second SW 94 sailing yacht, christened Windfall. After completing the sea trials in the windy waters of Table Bay, Windfall will soon leave South Africa, for her maiden voyage of 7.300 nm to the Med. Windfall measures 28.64 metres. Read More

CRN launches 58.2 metre superyacht J’Ade

Monday, 19 November 2012

On saturday, in a private ceremony in Ancona, CRN launched superyacht J’Ade, a 58.2 metre steel and aluminium superyacht. The launch, held in a private marina, was attended by the owner, the yard's management, and CRN and Ferretti Group staff. J’Ade is the yard's seventh yacht in the yard's 60 metre series. Read More

Kha Shing launches 85 foot motor yacht ecHo

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Kha Shing shipyard has launched the 85-foot motor yacht ecHo. Echo is an eco-friendly yacht project, created in collaboration with Humphreys Yacht Design. The concept of the Monte Fino ecHo is based on the principals of energy efficiency and minimal emissions. She is being built from GRP to keep the price competitive. Read More

Superyacht Bronko I launched by Vicem

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Yesterday, the first Vicem Vulcan 32 metre RPH was launched. The yacht, Bronko I, is designed by Frank Mulder. His idea was to create a sleek and sinuous yacht line without compromising interior spaces, which on unit n°1 is designed by Wetzels Brown Partners. Bronko I is powered by twin 1,900hp Caterpillar engines. Read More

Superyacht launch preview: The Vicem Vulcan 32 metre RPH Bronko I

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Vicem is currently launching superyacht Bronko I, the first Vicem Vulcan 32 metre RPH. The yacht, Bronko I, is designed by Frank Mulder. More details about this new superyacht on SuperYachtTimes.com tomorrow! Read More

78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus on the move

Friday, 9 November 2012

One the the most interesting superyachts to be launched in 2012, is without doubt the 78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus, which was launched at the Feadship shipyard in Aalsmeer. Today the yacht left the shipyard in Aalsmeer, and she is currently enroute to Rotterdam, attracting a lot of attention on the way. Read More

Philippe Starck comments on Feadship superyacht Venus

Monday, 5 November 2012

Last week's highlight was without doubt the launch of the 78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus. The yacht has been designed by Philippe Starck, who has now released more information about this exciting design. "In April 2007, Steve Jobs asked Philippe Starck to design a boat, of approx 80 meters with roughly 6 rooms". Read More

Chinese shipyard Sunbird Yacht launches superyacht Lie Hu Zuo Hao

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Chinese shipyard Sunbird Yacht, has launched the 30.85 metre catamaran superyacht Lie Hu Zuo Hao. The yacht made her public debut at the sixth China Boat Show in Shenzhen on October 18th. The yacht is powered by twin 750 hp Cummins Engines, and can reach speeds up to 20 knots. Read More

Dubois Naval Architects comments on recently launched Ohana

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, Ohana is the eighth Dubois design to be built at the Fitzroy yard. Complementing her modern lines and timeless design is an equally beautiful interior, styled by her owner who drew on a fresh and clean palette, with joinery work in whitewashed oak, to create a modern interior with natural colours. Read More

Benetti launches 5th Delfino 93

Monday, 29 October 2012

Earlier this month, the 5th hull of the new Benetti Delfino 93’ was launched at the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben yard. The launch followed a spectacular night time transport through the streets of Viareggio. The technical launch marks the beginning of a series of seatrials before delivery to her owners. Read More

Oyster 100–02 Penelope takes to the water

Monday, 29 October 2012

The second Oyster Superyacht, the 100-02 Penelope, has successfully completed her sailing trials ahead of handover to her owners in November 2012. Penelope's launch marks the second significant step in the long-term project, which has brought together the strong, award-winning trio of Dubois Naval Architects, Oyster Group and RMK Marine. Read More

New photos of 78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus

Monday, 29 October 2012

Yesterday the 78 metre Feadship superyacht project 684 Venus was launched at the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Aalsmeer. Feadship hull number 684 is one of Feadship's most secret projects to date. Today we received more photos of what will undoubtedly become one of the most iconic superyachts in the world. Read More

Fitzroy Yachts launches 50 metre flybridge sloop Ohana

Monday, 29 October 2012

Fitzroy Yachts has launched their latest project: the spectacular 50 metre flybridge sloop Ohana. Ohana entered the water on 28 October, a beautiful spring day in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and was christened in the presence of yard management and her proud build team. She is built for a European client. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches 78 metre superyacht Venus

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Today the 78 metre Feadship superyacht project 684 Venus was launched at the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Aalsmeer. Feadship hull number 684 is one of Feadship's most secret projects to date, and the Dutch shipyard remains tight-lipped about their latest superyacht launch. Read More

Lürssen's 85 metre superyacht Quattroelle on seatrials

Thursday, 25 October 2012

In August, Lürssen launched superyacht Quattroelle, previously known as project Bellissimo. The yacht is currently undergoing seatrials, prior to delivery. Nuvolari & Lenard, the yacht's designers, have given Quattroelle very harmonious proportions and with a length of 85 metres she boasts extraordinary volumes. Read More

Two superyachts launched and delivered on the Amazon river

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Two aluminium superyachts were recently launched and delivered by Bertolini construção naval da Amazônia, located on the Amazon river in Brazil. The two sisterships, Eugenio and Gadean, measure 35 metres. The two yachts were build for two business men from Manaus, and that the superyachts were built to navigate the Amazon river. Read More

More details about superyacht AY44 released

Friday, 19 October 2012

Today Alloy Yachts shares with us some more details about this new superyacht. At 10h10 exactly, on the 18th of October 2012 Alloy Yachts slid AY44 into the Henderson Creek. "The day was one of the most blustery and wet we have seen in a while but the owners and the team from Alloy Yachts were all smiles as she was christened". Read More

Alloy Yachts launches superyacht project AY44 Cary Ali

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Alloy Yachts have launched superyacht project AY44, a 39-metre Explorer Yacht designed by Rene Van der Velden. It appears this twin screw, steel hull and aluminium superstructure motor yacht is now called Cary Ali. Once delivered, AY44 will venture to the far reaches of our oceans without compromise to comfort and safety. Read More

Tyneside Yachts launches 39 metre superyacht Safira

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Tyneside Yachts Ltd. in Palatka, Florida, has launched the 39.30 metre superyacht Safira. The yacht is very close to completion and sea trials. Safira is a steel and aluminium yacht, designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Twin Caterpillar 3516 engines power her Schottel Pod Drive system up to approximately 13 knots. Read More

Alu Marine launches exploration sailing yacht Cosmoledo

Monday, 15 October 2012

Alu Marine has launched a 33 metre ketch, Cosmoledo. This sailboat measures 33 metres, and is 26 feet wide. However, when her bowsprit will be added, her total length will be 40.47 meters. She is designed in collaboration with the Geronimo Naval Design architect office, and is intented for oceanographic exploration. Read More

Exciting 75 foot expedition catamaran launched

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Du Toit Yacht Design has launched the exciting 75 foot expedition catamaran, the Open Ocean 750 Luxury Expedition Yacht, built by Two Oceans Marine in Cape Town, South Africa. Aptly named Quo Vadis, Open Ocean 750 Expedition Yacht is an impressive 75 foot catamaran, powered by two Cummins 305 HP engines. Read More

Superyacht Viudes launched by Mondo Marine

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Savona shipyard Mondo Marine has launched superyacht Viudes, which has been completed by Mondo Marine's Repair & Refit division. I visited the earlier this month, and discovered a stunning classic interior, that can accommodate 12 guests. Powered by twin 1,320 hp Caterpillar engines, Viudes has a top speed of 15 knots. Read More

Scoop: Moonen launches 42 metre superyacht Sofia

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands have launched the 42-metre luxury motoryacht Sofia. As is the case with any genuinely custom project, changes and additions were still being made right up to the launch, meeting the owner’s requirements in every respect. She is the largest Moonen to date. Read More

Mondo Marine preparing to launch superyacht Viudes

Friday, 14 September 2012

The Savona shipyard Mondo Marine is getting ready to launch superyacht Viudes, which has been completed by Mondo Marine's Repair & Refit division. I visited the yacht yesterday, and discovered a stunning classic interior, that can accommodate 12 guests in a full-beam master suite on the main deck and 5 guest cabins down below. Read More

M/Y Aliyoni launched by Alia Yachts

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Turkish shipbuilder Alia Yachts have launched superyacht Aliyoni. Not much is known yet about the yacht, but we do know she measures 35.8 metres, and she is designed by Warwick Yacht Design. The yacht is powered by twin 2,600 hp MTU engines, and is scheduled to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show next week. Read More

Trinity Yachts launches superyacht Lady Sura

Friday, 7 September 2012

Superyacyhttimes.com has just received the news from Trinity Yachts that its newest 49.9 metre tri-deck custom built superyacht Lady Sura, with aluminum hull and superstructure, is launched. Her delivery is scheduled for 2012. Features of this beautiful yacht include a full beam two-level master suite on the main deck. Read More

Yachting Developments launches superyacht Satu

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

SuperYachtTimes.com has just received the news from Auckland boatyard Yachting Developments that the 27.43 metre Sports Fisher Satu was successfully launched this week in Auckland New Zealand. From the design board of Ullberg Yacht Design, Satu is finished to a Superyacht standard and powered by twin 2,400hp MTU diesels.Read More

 

Lürssen launches 85 metre superyacht Quattroelle

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Lürssen have launched superyacht Quattroelle, previously known as project Bellissimo. Nuvolari & Lenard, the yacht's designers, have given Quattoelle very harmonious proportions and with a length of 85 metres she boasts extraordinary volumes, whilst still maintaining sleek and very elegant lines. Read More

Ocean Alexander launches 37 metre Christensen built superyacht

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ocean Alexander yachts has announced the completion the 120 Tri-Level Motoryacht. This particular vessel was designed by renowned naval architect, Evan K. Marshall, and built by Christensen Shipyards. The yacht will be launched on Friday, August 24, 2012. Final commissioning and outfitting will be completed by the end of August. Read More

Nautor's Swan launches 2,000th yacht Freya

Friday, 17 August 2012

Tuesday 14 August 2012 under clear skies and warm sunshine, marked a very special milestone for Nautor’s Swan. When the new Swan 90S, Freya was launched at the Nautor’s Swan facility in Pietarsaari, Finland, she was the 2,000th new Swan built by the team of uniquely talented craftsmen since the conception of the company. Read More

Sunreef Yachts launches 3rd yacht this month

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Sunreef Yachts have launched their 3rd yacht this month, the 70 Sunreef Power Skylark. Skylark is hull nr 8 of the very successful yacht model, the 70 Sunreef Power, introduced in 2008. This yacht model attracts many motoryacht enthusiasts thanks to its stability and subsequently the comfort in cruising. Read More

Maiora launches aptly named Efficient Propulsion

Monday, 13 August 2012

Maiora have just launched the latest Maiora 29, named Efficient Propulsion, at their Viareggio shipyard. The Maiora 29 is an elegant yacht, with sporty yet simple and refined lines. Designed to maximize interior volume, she offers a large owner's cabin midships, a double VIP in the bow, and twin guest staterooms. Read More

CMB Yachts launches 47 metre superyacht Orient Star

Thursday, 9 August 2012

CMB Yachts have launched one of the largest GRP yachts in Europe, the 47 metre Orient Star. CMB Yachts is part of The Basaran Group. Literally translated as Success, they have been expanding through smart business ventures for over 25 years. Superyacht Orient Star accommodates up to 12 guests. Read More

New Oyster 725 and Oyster 885 Launched

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Not content with launching just one new model at the autumn boat shows, Oyster has gone a step further and will be launching two new models, the Oyster 725 and Oyster 885. Both yachts have just completed fit out at the Oyster Yachts build facility in Southampton and are now being rigged and fully commissioned ahead of their boat show debuts. Read More

Superyacht Leopard 34/18 launched in Italy

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The technical launch of the Leopard 34/18 took place on the first of August at the Leopard yard in Italy, in the presence of the yard PM Nicola Pollacchi and Owner’s representative Team Andrea Carlevaris & Partners. This latest hull in the highly popular 34 metre superyacht series features an interior design by Luxury Projects. Read More 

Sunreef launches Sunreef 82 Houbara

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Last week a brand new superyacht, the Sunreef 82 Houbara was launched at the Sunreef Yachts shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. The yacht will be exhibited as a World Premiere at the Cannes International Boat Show in September 2012. The Sunreef 82 Houbara is the first composite superyacht from the Modern Double Deck line. Read More

NISI launches 5th hull of the NISI 2400 in China

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

NISI have launched the fifth hull of their innovative 2400 series. NISI was the first true innovative yacht to emerge from China. Based in Zhuhai, a vibrant city on the borders of Macau and a short ferry ride from Hong Kong, she was unveiled last year in Hong Kong and made her debut in Miami. She is praised for her stunning design. Read More

Bilgin Classic 160 superyacht launched in Turkey

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Jeremy Bottau of Bilgin Yachts informs us that the Bilgin Classic 160 N°1, has now been officially launched. The Classic 160' is a modern day yacht, filled with state-of-the-art equipment, that captures the look as well as the feel of a golden era in luxurious yachting. The yacht will make her public debut at the Cannes Boat Show. Read More

Live from Italy: Launch of 72 metre superyacht Stella Maris

Friday, 27 July 2012

A couple of weeks ago we reported the pre-launch of Viareggio Superyachts' (VSY) 72 metre flagship Stella Maris, designed by Espen Oeino. Today the yacht is being lowered into the water, and we are proud to bring you the first pictures. The yacht is VSY's largest yacht to date, following the deliveries of Roma and Candyscape. Read More

58 Metre superyacht Egeria launched in Turkey

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Last week saw the launch of the 58 metre superyacht Egeria at the Egeria Yachts shipyard 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

Tansu Yachts launches superyacht Only Now

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tansu Yachts have launched superyacht project Only Now, a 33.9 metre semi-displacement superyacht, with styling by Tansu Yachts, and naval architecture and engineering by Diana Yacht Design. With her wooden hull and superstructure Only Now is able to comfortably carve through the water at 22 knots. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches superyacht Achilles

Monday, 23 July 2012

Sanlorenzo have launched superyacht Achilles, following an impressive late night transport from the city of Massa-Carrara, one of three Sanlorenzo shipyard locations, in addition to Ameglia and Viareggio. A specialist team drove Achilles to the Carrara Marina, across a road that rarely sees yachts of this size. Read More

Bilgin Yachts pre-launch Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht

Monday, 23 July 2012

Jeremy Bottau of Bilgin Yachts has send us this photo of the Bilgin Classic 160 N°1, which will be launched any day now. The Classic 160' is a modern day yacht, filled with state-of-the-art equipment, that captures the look as well as the feel of a golden era in luxurious yachting. She offers accommodation up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. Read More

In Pictures: Acico Yachts launch 50m superyacht Nassima

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Today the Acico Yachts shipyard in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands launched the 50 metre motor yacht Nassima. The launch operation started yesterday with moving the yacht from the construction shed, of which the front and parts of the roof had to be removed, to the pontoon from where she was launched today. The large cranes lifted the yacht. Read More

Exclusive: First images of the new 85.5m Oceanco superyacht

Thursday, 19 July 2012

By pure coincidence SuperYacht Times editor Maarten Janssen happened to be in Rotterdam this evening and moments ago the latest 85.50 metre Oceanco superyacht passed the famous Erasmusbrug. The steel/aluminium superyacht features exterior design by Igor Lobanov. Oceanco can’t provide us with any additional information on the vessel. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche launches second Darwin Class 86’

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced the launch of the second Darwin Class 86’, a 26-metre Explorer vessel in steel and alluminium built by Cantiere delle Marche and designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec. Percheron will be presented in september at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes. Read More

Canados launches superyacht Far Away for Russian clients

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Canados have launched a new Canados 120 for a Russian client. The yacht was christened Far Away last week. The Canados 120 is 36-metre planing yacht and is the flagship of the yard’s flybridge range. The yacht was blessed by a Russian Orthodox priest, and over 60 guests took part into the ceremony. Read More

Viareggio Superyachts pre-launch 72 metre superyacht Stella Maris

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Viareggio Superyachts (VSY) have launched their 72 metre flagship Stella Maris. Managing Director of VSY, Luciano Scaramuccia stated that the impressiveness of this 72 metre, conceived in line with the yard’s values and reflecting the fusion of avant-garde technology and the excellence of genuine Italian craftsmanship. Read More

Cerri launches Cerri 86 Pachamama

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cantieri Navali Cerri have launched superyacht Pachamama, the twelfth yacht in the successful Cerri 86 Flyingsport series. The Cerri 86 combined the comfort and space of flybridge yachts with the high speed and sporty character of large open yachts. The Cerri 86 Flyingsport has a cruising speed of over 30 knots. Read More

40 Metre superyacht catamaran Zenith launched

Friday, 29 June 2012

Incat Crowther has announced the launch of Zenith, a 40 metre Catamaran Motor Yacht constructed by Sabre Catamarans in Western Australia. The vessel is a result of a collaborative process whereby all partners brought their best ideas to the table. Incat Crowther performed naval architecture and engineering work on the vessel. Read More

Wally launches Kanga, the first WallyAce

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The first unit of the innovative displacement line WallyAce, the 26 metre Kanga, was successfully launched in Marina di Ravenna, Italy. WallyAce 26m is a semi-custom line built using the sandwich GRP construction technology. Kanga is undergoing extensive sea-trials before the delivery to her Owners for their summer cruise. Read More

Vicem launches Vulcan 46 superyacht

Monday, 25 June 2012

The first Vicem Vulcan 46 has been launched by Vicem. The 46 metre semi-displacement will be powered by twin MTU engines and achieve a top speed of 25 knots, while still maintaining high-efficiency and long range capability of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. The Vulcan 46 was designed by Dutch designers Mulder Design. Read More

Wally launches groundbreaking WallyCento Hamilton

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hamilton, the first unit of the groundbreaking WallyCento design, was successfully launched in Hythe on the South Coast of England. Developed by Judel Vrolijk naval architects with the interiors by Design Unlimited, Hamilton fully exploits the WallyCento box-rule to create a fast seaworthy sound cruiser-racer. Read More

Peer Gynt Yachts launches superyacht Lola

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Yigit Mustecaplioglu of Peer Gynt Yachts has send us the very first photos of the 36 metre motor yacht Lola. Yigit reports that the company had launched the yacht yesterday from their shipyard in Antalya. The naval architecture of superyacht Lola was done by Van Oossanen Naval Architect and Lunik Ltd designed the interior of Lola. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Checkmate for US owner

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Benetti have launched the latest Benetti Vision 145', Checkmate, on Saturday, June 9th in the Darsena Italia Basin, the historic home of the Benetti yard. Unit BV018 is the 15th yacht built in the Vision line. Present at the ceremony were the owner (a well known surgeon from Washington, D.C.) and his family, together with all the Benetti staff. Read More

41m Superyacht Okko launched by Mondo Marine

Monday, 11 June 2012

Last week the Mondo Marine shipyard in Savona, Italy launched their 61st superyacht, the 40.80 metre Okko (hull number C18/7). Although she shares the same technical platform as the other six superyachts in the 41m tri-deck series, Okko has a different superstructure and design. Her exterior lines and interior decor are by architect Giorgio Vafiadis. Read More

Arzana Navi launches 48m superyacht Nativa

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Venice based shipyard Arzana Navi has launched their first superyacht, the 48.40 metre sloop Nativa. This powerful sloop has been designed by the renowned Bill Tripp for high performance world cruising. Equipped with a modern and stylish interior, the sailing yacht offers a unique and open living space. Read More

Superyacht Q5 Quintessential launched by Yachting Developments

Monday, 4 June 2012

Yachting Developments have announced the launch of the superyacht catamaran Q5 Quintessential, build number YD66. Measuring 30.48 metre in length and a staggering 14.63 metre in beam, Q5 Quintessential has been built in high strength weight saving composites materials to meet and exceed stringent GL class survey requirements. Read More

Maiora launches latests Maiora 24s

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Maiora have just launched the latest Maiora 24s. The yacht's interior features Tanganika walnut with dark Wengé accents, Portoro marble, and soft light-coloured leathers. She offers a large owner's cabin, Double VIP, and twin guest staterooms down below. The Maiora 24s is powered by twin 1950 hp MTU 12V2000 M94 diesels. Read More

Bilgin Yachts launches H2 designed superyacht M

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Turkish shipyard Bilgin have launched superyacht this weekend. Bilgin and H2 Yacht Design joined forces on this stunning and distinctive new 40 metre yacht, the yard's first superyacht to feature a reversed bow. With both exterior and interior styling from H2 Design, the yacht features a version of the vertical plumb style bow. Read More

Perini Navi launches carbon fibre sloop Xnoi

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Perini Navi Group has announced that the 30.65 metre sloop Xnoi (pronounced per noi, which means for us) has been launched. This sailing yacht has a hull, superstructure, mast and boom in carbon fibre. The launching ceremony was held on Saturday May 26th at the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches SL94 Silvie VI and SL108 Regine

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Reason for celebration at the Sanlorenzo shipyard, where, in one single week, two new superyachts were launched. Both yachts are built at the Ameglia Division (near la Spezia) and both are customized to specific requests by the owners. Regine measures 33 metres and is the 15th SL108 model launched. Read More

ISA launches 50 metre superyacht Belle Anna

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

International Shipyards Ancona (ISA) has launched superyacht Belle Anna, the third in a series of 50 metre yachts. These three yachts share the same technical platform, but differ in the styling of the superstructure and stern design. The interior is designed by Francois Zuretti, a first for ISA. Belle Anna will be delivered in July. Read More

Superyacht 2 Ladies ready to launch at Rossinavi

Friday, 25 May 2012

Scheduled to launch on Saturday, we have received the first images of the new 46 metre Rossinavi 2 Ladies. This is the second launch of the year for the shipyard. Earlier this year the yard launched Aslec 4, which is being delivered as we speak. Designer Tommaso Spadolini designed each space on board 2 Ladies to provide maximum comfort to guests. Read More

Benetti launches Classic 121 Option B

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Just a couple of days after the launch of the first Classic Supreme 132’, Benetti have launched a Classic 121’, Option B. In the early hours of the afternoon, the yacht was lowered into the water, a ceremony attended by the owner and his family, along with the entire Benetti staff who oversaw outfitting and construction. Read More

World Exclusive: 147m superyacht Topaz launched

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Today the 144 metre superyacht Topaz was launched at the Lürssen Aumund facility.  Not much is known yet about this massive new superyacht, however we do know she has a length of 147 metres, and a gross tonnage of 11,589. Judging by her design features, we are confident that she is designed by Tim Heywood. Read More

Ferretti Custom Line launches third Custom Line 124 superyacht

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ferretti Custom Line has launched the third hull of the Custom Line 124’, a 38 metre planning superyacht. The yacht was launched in the presence of the owner and his family, and the yard's top management. This is the third Custom Line launched in 2012. The Ferretti Custom Line 124’ is a 37,80 metre yacht with a 7,35 metre beam. Read More

Ferretti Custom Line launches Navetta 26 Crescendo

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ferretti Custom Line, a Ferretti Group brand, has launched a Navetta 26 Crescendo, named Immagine. The Crescendo represents further evolution in Ferretti Custom Line’s semi-displacement line; quality, sophisticated harmony, elegance and balance are fundamental values of this line of yachts. Read More

Permare Group launches Amer 116’ Il Gattopardo

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Permare Group have launched the second Amer 116’, Il Gattopardo. The general arrangement of this luxury yacht is especially noteworthy with three large staterooms, instead of the usual five staterooms found on yachts of this size. On the main deck is the master suite, which features an impressive bathroom with a bathtub. Read More

Scoop: 147m superyacht Topaz ready to launch at Lürssen

Saturday, 12 May 2012

The 147 metre superyacht Topaz is ready to launch from the Lürssen Aumund facility. Just over a year ago we published the first photos of the completed hull and superstructure and it must be said that Lürssen has done an incredible job to launch her again in just over a year. Not much is known yet about this massive new superyacht. 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

New Feadship Hampshire II presented to public

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Following the traditional launch ceremony at the shipyard on 14th April, the new Feadship superyacht Hampshire II came into public view for the first time yesterday, 9th May, as she emerged from the Feadship Kaag build shed in Holland. The 78.5m yacht will now undergo dock and sea trials, prior to delivery in July 2012. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches the 7th 40 Alloy 111

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Sanlorenzo have launched the 7th hull in their 40 Alloy series. The yacht, christened 111, is 40 metres long and has a beam of 7.90 metres. Built in Viareggio, Italy the 40 Alloy series is a sensational line of fast aluminium super yachts with a planning hull. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, the 40 Alloy is powered by two MTUs. Read More

Southern Wind launches Almagores II, the first SW 102 superyacht

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Southern Wind shipyard in Cape Town, South Africa has recently launched the first SW 102 DS sailing yacht, christened Almagores II. The yacht was commissioned by an Italian owner, who is a keen sailor, but owned a motor yacht before. Designed by Nauta Yacht Design and Farr Yacht Design, Almagores II will complete her sea trials in the Table Bay water. Read More

Benetti launches the first Classic Supreme 132 superyacht

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

On Friday 4th of May the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio launched the first Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ superyacht. Designed by Stefano Righini, the first in the series features a contemporary interior to a design of Francois Zuretti. The technical launch of the motor yacht marks the beginning of a long series of tests and inspections. Read More

Wally launches Better Place, the world’s largest sloop in carbon fibre

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Wally has successfully launched the stunning Bugatti blue coloured 50 metre sailing yacht Better Place, the world’s largest sloop in carbon fibre developed on the lines of Tripp Design with the interiors by Wetzels Brown Partners, and uniquely classified RINA Green Star. The Wally 50m touched the water after the owner’s wife smashed the champagne bottle on the keel bulb. Read More

Wally 50m superyacht Better Place ready to launch

Monday, 7 May 2012

A few days before the launching of the Wally 164 superyacht Better Place at ISA Yachts, in Ancona, Italy, Hall Spars’ experts successfully completed the stepping of her 67.5 metre long carbon mast, the longest ever manufactured by the US facility. The 50m sailing yacht has been equipped with a four-spreader high modulus carbon mast. Read More

Exclusive: Superyacht Vicky launched by Proteksan-Turquoise

Monday, 7 May 2012

Today the Turkish superyacht builder Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts launched their latest superyacht, the 72.60 metre Vicky (build number NB54). Vicky features exterior and interior design by H2 Yacht Design, while Hydro Tec was responsible for her naval architecture. With her length of 72.60 metres motor yacht Vicky is the largest yacht launched by the Turkish yacht builder. Read More

Heesen Yachts launch superyacht Lady Petra for founder

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced that on Saturday April 28th 2012 YN 15747 was christened MY Lady Petra by her Owners. Launched at the facility in Oss this new vessel is the eighth in Heesen’s award-winning 47metre class. This project, is very special for the Company as the client is Frans Heesen himself. Read More

Redman Whiteley Dixon comments on recently launched Feadship Hampshire II

Friday, 27 April 2012

Saturday 14th April 2012 marked the launch of one of Redman Whiteley Dixon’s (RWD), most significant projects to date, Hampshire II, a 78.5m motor yacht. Masterfully built by Feadship, with interior and exterior design by the Hampshire-based design studio and project managed by the team at Edmiston. Read More

38 Metre superyacht catamaran Zenith launched

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The 38 metre Catamaran superyacht Zenith, seen here on this archive photo, has been launched in Australia. The project was built by Sabre Catamarans in Perth, WA, at the Austal yard. The vessel’s sleek lines, the result of collaboration with Waterline Yacht Design, feature a stylish mix of modern and motor yacht styling cues. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches superyacht Souraya

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The well-known Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo has launched their fifth superyacht in the SD122 line. Christened Souraya, hull 120 measures 38 metres. She is powered by twin 1670 HP Caterpillar C32 diesels, and has a maximum speed of 17 knots. Unique features of this fifth launch include eucalyptus wood parquet floors with opaque finishing. Read More

Exclusive: Icon Yachts launch superyacht Maidelle

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Icon Yachts has launched superyacht Maidelle, also known as project Midlandia. The 62 metre Maidelle is the third superyacht built and launched by the shipyard in the North of Holland. She follows superyachts Icon, and Baton Rouge. Like her sistership Icon, Maidelle's exterior is designed by Redman Whiteley & Dixon. Read More 

Benetti today launches Benetti Delfino 93’

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Today, the 4th hull of the new Benetti Delfino 93’ was launched at the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben yard. Following the traditional breaking of the bottle on the hull, the yacht was lowered into the water, a ceremony witnessed by Owner and all Benetti staff who oversaw outfitting and construction over the past several months. Read More

Radical trimaran superyacht Adastra launched

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The McConaghy Boats Zhuhai Facility in China has launched Adastra, a 42.5 metre Trimaran built atfor a Hong Kong client for long range ocean voyaging. She is designed by John Shuttleworth Design. Adastra is the result careful design, planning and discussion with the owners, to build a yacht that meets the needs of a very experienced couple. Read More

Royal Huisman launches superyacht Pumula

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Royal Huisman yard has launched the 37 metre (122-ft) cutter rigged sloop Pumula (project Bugamena) at the Vollenhove yard. The yacht is currently undergoing seatrials off the coast of Holland. Pumula belongs to an exciting new genre of “Spirit of Tradition” yachts – the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Read More

Feadship launches superyacht Hampshire II

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Feadship has launched the 78.50-metre yacht Hampshire II for an experienced Feadship owner with a great love of action and sports. From the foredeck ball court to the 25-metre high crow’s mast, this latest scion of the Feadship fleet is a yacht full of adventure. The yacht’s helicopter landing platform can be transformed into a playing field. Read More

50 Metre 5000 Fly Couach superyacht La Pellegrina launched

Friday, 13 April 2012

Couach Shipyard has launched their largest superyacht yet, the 50 metre 5000 Fly Couach. Fully built in Kevlar Carbon and developed on a military patrol hull design this Yacht has impressive performances among which a top Speed of 28 knots. The yacht will make a public debut later in the summer, at the Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Delta launches superyacht Arianna

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Delta has launched its latest custom superyacht, Arianna. Designed and engineered by the Delta Design Group, Arianna is the largest all composite 50-meter, full-displacement motor yacht in the world. With more than 780 gross tons ITC, and over 7,500 square feet of living area Arianna has more interior volume than any other yacht her length. Read More

Superyacht Ouranos launched at Admiral Tecnomar Group

Friday, 6 April 2012

The Admiral Tecnomar Group have launched superyacht Ouranos with her 45 metre long is actually the top of the range of the Nadara Series and the longest and fastest tri-deck planning superyacht in composite ever made. 14 Guests are accommodated in a a modern elegant interior, that features a large full beam master cabin on the main deck. Read More

Perini Navi launches 50 metre superyacht Enterprise

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Perini Navi Group has launched superyacht Enterprise, a 50 metre aluminium ketch and the 52nd vessel in the Perini Navi sailing yacht fleet. She is the second vessel in their new 50 m aluminium hulled series. Enterprise, designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland. Read More

Overmarine launches 7th Mangusta 165 superyacht

Monday, 2 April 2012

Overmarine Group launched this morning the latest Mangusta 165 hull, number 7 in the series. The event has taken place at the Overmarine Dock in Viareggio in a private way and hosted by the owners, his friends, the management and the workers from the yard. The Mangusta 165 is the fastest Maxi Open Yacht in the world. 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

Kingship launches Vripack designed superyacht Star

Monday, 26 March 2012

Kingship has launched the Vripack designed 42 metre superyacht Star. The yacht will lift her anchor and sets course for Hainan where she will have her public debut at the upcoming Rendez Vouz from April 5th to 8th. The dark blue and off white yacht boost unparalleled long range and comfort features with a Dutch minimalistic white interior. Read More

77m superyacht Smeralda launched by Hanseatic Marine

Saturday, 24 March 2012

The spectacular 77 metre (252.6ft) superyacht Smeralda was successfully launched on schedule to great acclaim on 17 March 2012 by her builder Hanseatic Marine. With her distinctive hull lines and super-sleek profile, Smeralda is third in the multiple award-winning Silver Series designed by Espen Øino. Read More

Ferretti Custom Line launches 112' Next for Chinese clients

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ferretti Custom Line has launched their latest Custom Line 112’ Next, a 34 metre vessel in the planing category and the twenty-eighth model in the 112 series. The private launching ceremony was held at the shipyard in Ancona with a traditional baptism during which a bottle of champagne was shattered on the keel. Read More

Superyacht La Pellegrina ready for launching at Couach

Monday, 19 March 2012

Couach Shipyard has uncovered the new 50 metre superyacht, which is now ready for launching. Fully built in Kevlar Carbon and developed on a military patrol hull design this Yacht has impressive performances among which a top Speed of 28 knots and Transatlantic range. La Pellegrina will be launched on the 8th of April 2012 in Gujan Mestras. Read More

Gulf Craft unveils the Majesty 105 in Dubai

Monday, 19 March 2012

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats in the Middle East and Asia, unveiled a brand new superyacht concept from its Majesty Yachts range – the Majesty 105 – at last week's Dubai International Boat Show 2012. The Majesty 105 is the latest in a series of revolutionary concepts created by Gulf Craft. Read More

Designer Tommaso Spadolini comments on new superyacht Aslec 4

Friday, 16 March 2012

The recently launched Aslec 4 is the fourth yacht that Tommaso Spadolini has designed for a good friend, who previousle owned 19, 24 and 32 metre yachts, designed by Spadolini. The 45 metre Aslec 4 is the families first steel displacement yacht. In April 2009, Spadolini made these first sketches, which evolved into Aslec 4. Read More

Princess 40M superyacht Imperial Princes completes sea trials

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The new Princess 40M Imperial Princess is nearing completion and briefly took to the water for the first time last week for initial tests. This new superyacht quietly slipped into the water from the historic ‘number 1 slipway’ at South Yard and made a short trip into Plymouth Sound to conduct initial engine and systems tests. Read More

Superyacht Aslec 4 launched at Rossi Navi

Monday, 12 March 2012

The 45 meter displacement superyacht Aslec 4 was launched this weekend at the Rossi Navi yard in Italy. Aslec 4, which is project FR024, is the first of two yachts that are going to be delivered by the yard in 2012. Aslec 4 is designed by Studio Spadolini, with lots of exterior deck space. She has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. Read More

Alloy Yachts launch 47 metre superyacht Loretta Anne

Monday, 12 March 2012

Alloy Yachts have launched the 47 metre flybridge superyacht Loretta Anne. The award-winning team of Alloy Yachts, Dubois Naval Architects and Donald Starkey Design worked together to build the spacious motoryacht. The same team created Allogante, now known as Loretta Anne IV. AY43 is the 12th motoryacht to be built by Alloy Yachts. Read More

Vicem Yachts launch first Vicem 107 superyacht

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Vicem Yachts in Turkey, have launched the 107' Cruiser, a new model, and the yard's flagship Vintage model. 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

Inace launches explorer yacht Far Far Away

Monday, 5 March 2012

Inace has recently launched the 120' Inace Explorer Yacht, designed by Luiz de Basto Designs. The yacht (hull 576) is christened Far Far Away, and is now nearing completion. This well equipped worldwide Expedition Yacht will be ready to go in a few months. She offers accommodation in 5 guest staterooms below. Read More

New Benetti Tradition 105’ superyacht Miamaa launched

Monday, 27 February 2012

On saturday, Benetti launched the 25th unit of the new Benetti Tradition 105’, Miamaa. Following the christening, the yacht was lowered into the water, a ceremony attended by the yacht's owner and the Benetti staff who oversaw outfitting and construction over the past several months. The technical launch marks the beginning of a series of seatrials. Read More

Gulf Craft launches the Majesty 135 superyacht

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Gulf Craft recently launched its first hull of the highly anticipated Majesty 135 design. With 3 decks and more than 41 metres in overall length, it is Gulf Craft’s largest Majesty Yacht ever built, further solidifying the company’s position as a major player in the global superyacht market. Built to order, the vessel is semi-customized. Read More

J-Class superyacht Rainbow launched

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Holland Jachtbouw has launched the J-class yacht Rainbow at its yard in the Netherlands. Based upon the lines of the original America’s Cup winner in 1934, this spectacular 40-metre J features a high-end superyacht interior and a unique hybrid propulsion and power system inside a racing boat hull, all topped off by a grand prix racing deck and rig. Read More

Amels launches superyacht Step One

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dutch superyacht builder Amels have launched first Amels Limited Edition 180, Step One, designed by Tim Heywood. The yacht measures 55 metres long, and the construction of the project was overseen by Moran Yacht & Ship. Superyacht Step One features an extended main salon, full-width upper salon and an extended sundeck. Read More

Superyacht Tsumat launched at Trinity Yachts

Friday, 10 February 2012

Trinity Yachts have announced the launch of their first superyacht of 2012, the 49.90 metre Tsumat (hull number T057). The all-aluminium motor yacht features naval architecture and exterior design by Trinity Yachts' in-house team. Her experienced owners, who previously owned a Trinity yacht and the 44.80 metre Trident Tajin. Read More

Launch of explorer superyacht Lars

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Dutch weather couldn't have been more appropriate, when Liana and I made our way to Hardinxveld Giessendam this afternoon for the launch of the 36.40-metre explorer yacht LarsLars will take her owners on expeditions to the North Pole region starting with a maiden voyage from Spitsbergen to Nova Zembla in the spring of 2012. Read More

Exclusive: Oceanco launches 88.5 metre superyacht project Y707

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Early this morning, Oceanco launched hull Y707, at the shipyard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. SuperYachtTimes.com's editor Maarten drove to the shipyard at the crack of dawn, to see the roll out operation. Y707 measures 88.5 meters, and is designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, who created a yacht that connects the inside with the outside. Read More

More information on the recently launched superyacht Lady L

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Last week we announced the christening of superyacht Lady L at Heesen Yachts. The yard has now released more information on YN 15944, formerly Project Zentric. This vessel is the eighth in the successful 44 metre all-aluminium class: The first, YN 13644 Sedation, was launched back in 2007. Lady L is the third contracts Heesen signed in 2011. Read More 

More information released on 67 metre Feadship Drizzle

Monday, 23 January 2012

On Saturday we were the first to report on the launch of Feadship Drizzle. Today, the yard has released more information on the 67.27m (220’8”) yacht built at the Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. She has been created for clients who were inspired by the 2005 Feadship Twizzle. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship Koninklijke De Vries launches superyacht Drizzle

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Today the 67 metre Feadship superyacht Drizzle was launched at the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Aalsmeer. Feadship hull number 683, features exterior design by De Voogt Naval Architects with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Expect more information about this beautiful new Feadship on SuperYachtTimes.com soon. Read More

Horizon launches EP148 superyacht

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Horizon Group launched their brand-new EP148 expedition superyacht into the Horizon Marina Testing field on Thursday, January 12th 2012. Under a surveyor watch, the yacht will complete a series of tests and classification sea trials that include a 6-day continuous cruise through the rough seas around Taiwan. Read More

New images of 87 metre superyacht Ace

Monday, 16 January 2012

Last week we reported on the launch of superyacht Ace,  an 87 metre superyacht built at the Lürssen shipyard in Rendsburg. Ace is designed by Andrew Winch Design, who created an unusual and instantly recognizable exterior. Today we received new images by Moran Yacht & Ship, the superyacht broker who was involved in the project. Read More

New images of Heesen’s latest superyacht Lady L

Monday, 16 January 2012

Last Friday I had the pleasure to attend the launch superyacht Lady L at the Heesen Facility in Oss, The Netherlands. Previously known as Zentric, hull number 15944 was sold at the end of last year in co-operation Nakhimov Yachts. Lady L, like her sister-ships was designed by Omega Architects, who also designed her bright and contemporary interior. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches superyacht Lady L today

Friday, 13 January 2012

Today superyacht Lady L is being christened at Heesen Yachts in Oss, and SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to bring you the first images, live from Oss. Lady L is hull YN 15944, previously known as Project Zentric. YN 15944 is the eighth in the successful 44 metre all-aluminium class: The first vessel (YN 13644 MY Sedation) was launched back in 2007. Read More

Lürssen launches 87 metre superyacht Ace

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Superyacht Ace has the honour of being the first large yacht to be launched in the new year. She measures 87 metres, and left the Lürssen shipyard in Rendsburg yesterday. Ace is designed by Andrew Winch Design, who created an unusual and instantly recognizable exterior. Expect to see more photos uploaded later today. Read More

New images of 96 metre superyacht Vava II

Monday, 9 January 2012

The 96 metre superyacht Vava II was christened on 10th September 2011 at the Devonport yard in the UK. Since her launch, more and more photos are appaering online of the spectacular and highly secretive superyacht. The luxury motor yacht is built to SOLAS-36 passenger ship standards and will set a new standard in the charter market. Read More

Launch of superyacht Megaway 128 in Singapore

Friday, 6 January 2012

December 27th, 2011 saw the launch of Megaway 128, a tri-deck superyacht of LOA 128 feet, built to Bureau Veritas (BV) Class, supported by 2 MTU engines, running at 18 knots. A momentous milestone especially for its Managing Director of Megaway Engineering & Trading, Mr. S.L. Ho and their team. Read More

Gulf Craft launch 5th hull of the Majesty 121 superyacht

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Gulf Craft Inc has launched the fifth hull in the Majesty 121 superyacht series from its UAE shipyard. The Majesty 121 measures 37 metres, and is powered by twin MTU engines. Built under rigorous class inspection, the yacht contains an extensive host of amenities and features the latest high-tech entertainment facilities. Read More

Chinese superyacht builder IAG launches the Electra 100'

Monday, 2 January 2012

The IAG Yachts shipyard, based in Zhuhai (China) has launched its second yacht to date. The IAG 100’, the first of the Electra series, is now performing the sea trials and will be delivered shortly to the client, nevertheless, this yacht still stays in China area and will be presented in the following boat shows locally. Read More

Recently launched 73.55 metre superyacht Graffiti under seatrials

Monday, 2 January 2012

On saturday 26th of November, the Rendsburg Shipyard Nobiskrug celebrated another launch. The 73.55 metre superyacht Graffiti, hull number 783,  is designed inside and out by Reymond Langton Design. Few details are known at the moment, as the yacht is being kept tightly under wraps. We do know she is currently undergoing seatrials. Read More

RMK Marine completes technical launch for superyacht RMK 4500

Thursday, 22 December 2011

On the 10th of December 2011 RMK Marine launched the spectacular RMK 4500, the 45 metre Ron Holland designed motor yacht that is nearing the end of its build at their yard. The beautiful yacht was launched using the yard’s special launch and recovery slipway that serves the extensive build and refit facilities at the yard. Read More

Horizon Yachts delivers latest Horizon RP97 Euphoria

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Horizon Yachts delivered the latest Horizon RP97, Euphoria, to the owners in Australia in November 2011. The yacht offers the best of both worlds with a unique blend of interior and exterior space. A 6.55 metre beam allows the Horizon RP97 to feature 4 spacious staterooms and offers an optional country kitchen or on-deck master. Read More

Ron Holland-designed superyacht Kestrel 106 launched in Turkey

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Adrian McCourt of Watkins Superyachts Ltd has sent us the first images of the newly launched 32.4 metre Ron Holland-designed superyacht, the Kestrel 106, built at Aganlar Boatyard in Turkey. Managing Director of Watkins Superyachts, Captain Adrian McCourt, says: "The boat handles beautifully and we’re all so delighted". Read More

More information released on the 73.8 metre New Horizon

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Trinity Yachts has released more information on the launch of its largest custom superyacht to date, and the largest American built yacht in 2011, the 73.8 metre six-deck, full displacement steel hull, New Horizon, launched in mid November 2011. She was sold by Bob Cury of RJC Yacht Sales for long-time repeat customers. Read More

Horizon launches superyacht Muses for Chinese client

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Horizon has announced the launch of the RP 120 Muses, the second superyacht above 100ft that Horizon has sold to China this year. Featuring an exterior design by the American yacht designer JC Espinosa, the brand-new RP120 Muses is the third yacht in the 120 series. The superyacht has DNV certifications for both structural safety and stability. Read More

New Benetti Classic 121 superyacht FF1 launched

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Just ten days after the launch of the 61m Diamonds Are Forver (FB253) at the Livorno facility, Benetti have launched another superyacht, the Classic 121’ FF1 from their Viareggio facility. The Benetti Classic range of superyachts has been highly popular over the last 10 years and most recently the Classic 121’ series were redesigned. Read More

Arkin Pruva Yachts delivers schooner Shindela

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Shindela is the recently launched wooden epoxy cold-moulded world cruiser by Arkin Pruva Yachts. The 25.51 metre schooner was designed by Ed Burnett of Burnett Yacht Design to satisfy her owner's desire for a family cruiser that can sail all around the world with comfort, performance and ease of handling.Read More

Trinity Yachts launches 74m superyacht New Horizon

Monday, 5 December 2011

On the 10th November 2011 the Trinity Yachts shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi launched their largest superyacht to date, the 74 metre superyacht New Horizon. The luxury motor yacht was sold by Bob Cury of RJC Yacht Sales to long-term repeat clients who he has enjoyed a personal relationship for nearly twenty years. Read More

Jade Yachts launch superyacht Jade 90

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Jade Yachts has launched a new Jade 90' on November 29th, 2011. This project was sold and managed by Peter Hurzeler of Ocean Independence, and the contract was signed at the Monaco yachts show at 2010 with a Swiss owner. This new Jade 90' features exterior design by JC Espinosa, and is engineered by the Jade shipyard. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht Diamonds Are Forever

Monday, 28 November 2011

Benetti have launched the 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever, on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno. Hull FB253 is built for a highly experienced owner who always names his yachts after James Bond movies. The 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever features a signature Evan K Marshall interior. Read More

Bilgin pre-launch H2 designed superyacht M

Friday, 25 November 2011

One of Turkey's best kept secrets, the Bilgin superyacht M, was unveiled last week, when she left the yard and was moved outside. Bilgin and H2 Yacht Design joined forces on this stunning and distinctive new 40 metre yacht, the yard's first superyacht to feature a reversed bow. The the bow gives her an aggressive look. Read More

Trinity Yachts launch superyacht Lady Linda

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Trinity Yachts has announced the launch of the exquisite Lady Linda, a 57 metre Tri-Deck Semi-Displacement custom built aluminum superyacht. She is every meter an example of Trinity’s trademark naval architecture, exterior styling and unfaltering engineering. Lady Linda’s minimal draft allows her access to shallow-water ports. Read More

Arcadia Yachts launches superyacht M' Ocean

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Arcadia has launched the first Arcadia 115 on monday. The 115 is a two deck design, with some unusual features, such as the foredeck dedicated to guests, which houses a Jacuzzi, surounded by sun pads.  The yacht's main tender is stored in a garage in the stern of the yacht, leaving the upper and aft decks open for guests. Read More

Baia delivers superyacht Katara III and Argonauts

Thursday, 10 November 2011

This year the Baia Yachts shipyard has launched hull numbers 4 and 5 of their Baia One Hundred series, named Argonauts and Katara III respectively. The first Baia 100 superyacht, Fan One, was delivered in 2008 and last year number 2, Mirage, and 3, Black Legend, were delivered. The 6th hull in the popular series is currently under construction. Read More

Perini Navi delivers superyacht Clan VIII

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Perini Navi has announced the delivery of superyacht Clan VIII, a 45 metre sloop, the 53rd unit in the fleet. She was launched on September 6th. Clan VIII, the result of a collaboration between Perini Navi’s Design Team and Ron Holland, is the fourth of the steel-hulled 45-metre series delivered by the Perini Navi Group. Read More

Superyacht Elisabet delivered by Ocea

Friday, 4 November 2011

The Ocea Shipyard, located in Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic Coast and builder of the Ocea Commuter Yacht Series, has delivered the first Ocea Commuter 155, Elisabet, early October. Launched in June, the 47 metre superyacht Elisabet is designed by the naval architect office Joubert-Nivelt. Read More

Southern Wind launch superyacht Mrs Marietta Cube

Thursday, 3 November 2011

South Africa's superyacht builder Southern Wind has launched their latest SW 100 RS, Mrs Marietta Cube. She was built for an experienced owner, and this is his third SW yacht, which follows a Farr 72 and a SW 78 footer by Reichel Pugh and Nauta Design. Mrs Marietta Cube is a Raised Saloon version of the SW 100. Read More

61 Metre superyacht Diamonds Are Forever hits the water at Benetti

Friday, 14 October 2011

Benetti have prelaunched the 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever, on schedule for her official launch later this year, when she will become available for charter through Ocean Independence. Sparkling in the early Autumn Italian sunshine this week, as she took to the water, the 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever features an Evan K Marshall interior. Read More

Peri Yachts launch superyacht Hakuna Matata

Monday, 10 October 2011

Just a fortnight after returning from the Cannes Boat Show with two distinguished awards for Peri 41T,the flagship of the shipyard, Peri Yachts now celebrates the launch of the newest Peri 37. The sistership to the formerly award winning Peri 37 Ludy, is named Hakuna Matata by her owner and will be delivered shortly after sea trials in Antalya. Read More

Owner takes delivery of Picchiotti ice class superyacht Galileo G

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Perini Navi Group has announced the delivery of the 55m motor yacht Galileo G, the second of three motor yachts sold to date by the Perini Navi Group’s Picchiotti division. The delivery took place at the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia in the presence of representatives of the company that owns the yacht and the shipyard’s team. Read More

Nobiskrug launches superyacht Mogambo

Thursday, 6 October 2011

In March 2010 we reported the completion of the hull and superstructure of Nobiskrug project 782 and yesterday the Rendsburg based shipyard launched the superyacht with the name Mogambo. The luxury yacht measures 73.55 metres with a beam of 12.5 metres and features interior and exterior design by Reymond Langton Design. Read More

Horizon launches superyacht Lady Gaga for Chinese owner

Thursday, 6 October 2011

After yesterday’s news about Horizon Yachts' second order by a Chinese client, we can now bring you the news that the first superyacht built for a Chinese customer, a RP110 named Lady Gaga, was launched this past September and has just successfully completed her sea trial, with delivery to her owner set for later this month. Read More

Superyacht Aldabra launched by Codecasa

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

On Saturday 24th September the Codecasa shipyard in Viareggio, Italy launched their latest superyacht, hull number C.116. Christened Aldabra, the 51 metre luxury yacht is in the final stages of construction and will commence sea trials soon. Based on the Codecasa 51 series, the modern styled Aldabra can sleep 12 guests. Read More

Abeking & Rasmussen 78 metre superyacht named Amaryllis

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Earlier this summer Abeking & Rasmussen launched a new 78 metre superyacht. We can now reveal she is named Amaryllis. One of our readers took some of the first photos of this blue hulled superyacht. Very little information is known at present; however the exterior lines of the yacht are drawn by Reymond Langton Design. Read More

Royal Huisman superyacht Kamaxitha now on seatrials

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Royal Huisman has recently launched the 49 metre superyacht Kamaxitha. The superyacht is currently undergoing seatrials, and was captured by one of our readers. Her design is based on the striking profile of early pilot cutters, and this elegant ketch combines classic traditional lines – including plumb bow and elegant counter stern. Read More

Scoop: Abeking & Rasmussen launches superyacht Excellence V

Monday, 26 September 2011

Abeking & Rasmussen have launched the 60.96 metre (200’) Excellence V, the fifth in the line of successful Excellence yachts. Photographer Martin Fischbacher has sent us the first photo of the yacht. Her interior and exterior are the inspiration of the owner in conjunction with Reymond Langton Design of London. Read More

Superyacht Vava II leaves construction shed

Thursday, 15 September 2011

On Monday we reported that Devonport Yachts, soon to be renamed Pendennis Plus, had christened the 96 metre motor yacht Vava II on 10th September 2011. Now we can show you a photo of this spectacular superyacht outside of her construction shed. Superyacht Vava II, designed by Redman Whitely Dixon with an interior by Remi Tessier. Read More

Exclusive: Royal Huisman launches superyacht Kamaxitha

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Royal Huisman has launched the 49 metre superyacht Kamaxitha. Her design is based on the striking profile of early pilot cutters, and this elegant ketch combines classic traditional lines – including plumb bow and elegant counter stern – with an invigorating aptitude for performance and fast passage making. Read More

The new Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht unveiled in Cannes

Monday, 12 September 2011

The new Azimut Grande 120SL made her international debut at the 2011 Cannes Boat Show last week, where I visited the yacht. She is the first Azimut Grande superyacht in the Sport luxury series. Measuring thirty-six metres, the 120SL offers unmatchable style, unparalleled comfort, and speeds up to 40 knots. Read More

Superyacht Vava II christened by Devonport Yachts

Monday, 12 September 2011

On 10th September 2011 the spectacular new 96-metre motor yacht from Devonport Yachts was christened, making it one of the largest private motor yacht ever built in the United Kingdom. The former Project-55 now Vava II presents exteriors styled by commended firm Redman Whitely Dixon and interiors by renowned designer Remi Tessier. Read More

Eurocraft delivers explorer superyacht Baron Trenck

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Italian shipyard Eurocraft has announced the delivery of their first explorer superyacht, Baron Trenck. Previously known as project 507, Baron Trenck has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure, and she is built to RINA class and complies with the MCA rules. Project 507 is the first of two explorer yacht sisterships by Eurocraft. Read More

Superyacht JoyMe delivered

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Philip Zepter Yachts has delivered Superyacht JoyMe to her proud owners. This 50-metre trideck displacement yacht features exterior styling and interior design developed by Standby Studio. Rather than creating an interior with one uniform atmosphere, the client wanted a space to suit his every mood. Read More

Sailing yacht Hetairos completes first sea trials

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The team at Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects have announced that the 66.70 metre Baltic sailing yacht Hetairos has successfully completed her first couple of sea trials Hetairos’ design features a plumb bow, long bowsprit, a traditional sheer line and long overhang. A lot of attention has been given to the styling and design. Read More

Further details on the launch of the Newcastle 5500 Harbour Island

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Last week we showed a video of the launch of the 54.90 metre superyacht Harbour Island and now the shipyard has released the first photos of the superyacht. Under the glow of a full moon, Newcastle Shipyards launched Harbour Island on 11 August 2011. Harbour Island is the first in the Newcastle 5500 series. Read More

Baglietto superyacht Why Worry nearing completion

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

On July 29 we announced the launch of the Baglietto superyacht Why Worry and now we have received the latest photos from the brokerage team of Yachting Partners International, showing the yacht under sea trials. Offered for sale at € 17,750,000, Why Worry will make her public debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Feadship Royal Van Lent launches latest F45 superyacht Helix

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Yesterday the Feadship Royal Van Lent shipyard launched the latest F45, named Helix. Helix is the first yacht in the series with the Nautical interior theme, which features a modern mix of light fabric covered walls in mahogany wooden frames and a high contrast in carefully selected materials. Read More

Superyacht E & E launched in Turkey by Cizgi Yacht

Monday, 15 August 2011

Last week superyacht E & E was launched at the Cizgi yard in Turkey. E & E has been designed for an experienced yachtsman. She will offer long range cruising possibilities in true style and luxury. With a massive internal volume, she is for sale with Burgess and Oceanstyle and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

54.9 metre Newcastle superyacht Harbour Island launched

Friday, 12 August 2011

Newcastle Shipyards have launched the eagerly awaited 54.9 metre superyacht Harbour Island. Photos have not yet been released, but we did get hold of this video, showing the 6 stateroom superyacht right after her launch. Harbour Island will be on display at this year's Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Read More

Abeking & Rasmussen launches 78 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Earlier this week the Lemwerder based shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen launched a new 78 metre superyacht, yet to be named. One of our readers took the first photo of this blue hulled superyacht. The exterior lines of the yacht are drawn by Reymond Langton Design, who also designed her sisterships Eminence, C2 and Titan. Read More

Superyacht Serene arrives in Gibraltar on maiden voyage

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The first superyacht to be built by Fincantieri was delivered a few days ago at Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard and has arrived today in Gibraltar. At 134 metres long, superyacht Serene, is one of the ten largest yachts ever built in the world and one of the finest in terms of sophistication and technology. Read More

Maiora launches 27 metre superyacht Antarah

Monday, 8 August 2011

Maiora have just launched the latest Maiora 27, named Antarah, at their Viareggio shipyard. The restyled Maiora 27 in an elegant yacht, with sporty yet simple and refined lines. Designed to maximize interior volume, she offers a large owner's cabin, Double VIP, and twin guest staterooms down below. Read More

A busy summer at Heesen Yachts

Friday, 5 August 2011

2011 Is proving to be a busy year for Heesen Yachts, with a total of 7 deliveries, the highest number in the last ten years. The shipyard’s current order book now stretches into 2014, with 11 yachts from 40 metres to 65 metres in design or construction. The first delivery this summer is the largest Heesen to-date Quinta Essentia. Read More

Sunseeker delivers Predator 130 superyacht Never Say Never

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sunseeker have recently delivered a Predator 130, named Never Say Never. Photographer Giovanni Romero took this photo of her earlier this week when she arrived in Gibraltar. The award-winning Predator 130 is a successful series, with popular features, such as the exterior deck space of a superyacht but the looks of a Predator. Read More

Moonen launches fourth Moonen 97 superyacht

Monday, 1 August 2011

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the fourth yacht in its much admired range of Moonen 97 steel-hulled displacement cruisers. With sister ship Livia (the third in the series) a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards, Moonen is confident that a buyer will soon be found for a yacht that is packed with the latest technology. Read More

Canados launches two 86ft superyachts

Friday, 29 July 2011

Two days ago the Canados shipyard launched their latest 86 superyacht and within a week a second 86ft motor yacht will be launched. Canados builds flybridge and large open motor yachts between 76 and 120 feet and the 86ft is one of the best ever selling models of the Italian shipyard. Both yachts feature interior and exterior design by. Read More

Baglietto superyacht Why Worry launched

Friday, 29 July 2011

Launched on schedule in the heat of the Viareggio sun on Tuesday 26 July, Why Worry, the much-anticipated 43-metre Baglietto was revealed for the very first time before a select group of VIPs and owner friends. A stunning Baglietto 43, and one of the latest additions to the YPI Brokerage for sale fleet. Read More

Peri Yachts launch superyacht Ozone

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Peri Yachts have launched of the latest Peri 29 on July 5th. This superyacht has been named Ozone. Like her sister ships she is built in epoxy composites with carbon reinforcement at Peri's shipyard in Antalya, with exterior and interior design by Scaro and naval architecture by UK’s renowned Bill Dixon. Read More

Superyacht Papi Du Papi launched by ISA

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Last weekend, ISA launched the 50 metre Papi Du Papi, the second in a series of three 50 metre superyachts. The three superyachts share the same technical platform, but all have a different look. Designer Andrea Vallicelli and ISA's inhouse design team designed the steel and aluminium yacht to have a large interior volume. Read More

Unique superyacht JoyMe ready for delivery

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Designer Marijana Radovic calls to tell us the unique project JoyMe is ready to be delivered to her owners. This 50-metre displacement yacht features exterior styling and interior design developed by Standby studio under Marijana's leadership. The main motivation behind the design effort was to produce something different. Read More

Moonen launches superyacht Crystal

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Moonen Shipyards has launched superyacht Crystal, after a unique 16-month project to finish this 120 ft yacht designed by Bill Dixon. Construction was started by Royal Denship before it went bankrupt. Around a quarter of the semi- displacement motoryacht had been built when the Danish yard went into administration in June 2009. Read More

Superyacht Basmalina II completed by Icon Yachts and Mega Marine

Monday, 25 July 2011

Basmalina II was recently delivered from Icon Yachts in the Netherlands to an experienced Owner who specified a yacht to an exacting brief with highest levels of craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail. The Owner appointed Mega Marine to provide the full range of superyacht technical and contractual consultancy. Read More

Azimut Grande 105 superyacht delivered in the Caribbean

Monday, 25 July 2011

On July 1 2011, the first Azimut Grande bound for the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean was delivered to her owners. The first Grande 105' was shipped to Miami, where she was unloaded. The yacht then sailed over 1,000 nautical miles to reach the Caribbean destination of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Read More 

Superyacht Galileo G ready to launch at Picchiotti

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Picchiotti Vitruvius 55 metre Galileo G, the second of three Vitruvius superyachts sold to date by the Perini Navi Group, is ready to be launched at the yard's La Spezia facility. She has been constructed in accordance with MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) and LY2 (Large Commercial Yacht Code) requirements. Read More

Numarine delivers 78’ Hard Top to Brasil

Friday, 22 July 2011

All eyes are on Brazil as one of the fastest emerging luxury yacht markets in the world. Eclipse Yachts, the newly appointed dealer for Numarine in Brazil represented by Ricardo Straus, acquired the 78’ HardTop on behalf of Four Private Motoinvest; a company dedicated to showcasing high quality luxury goods. Read More

Russian shipyard MS Yachts launches 33m expedition superyacht

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Russian shipyard MS Yachts has launched their first 32.70 metre expedition superyacht. The luxury motor yacht was designed by Studio Scanu and she will be ready for delivery in October 2011. A sistership is also currently under construction and due for delivery in 2012. The RINA classed MS 33 is powered by twin 340hp Caterpillar 3406C. Read More

Cobra Yacht complete superyacht Infinity (project Cobra Sultan)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Cobra Yacht, which has constructed over 25 wooden and steel yachts over a period of 25 years, has recently launched the 46 metre motor sailor Infinity (Project Cobra Sultan). Designed in-house, she is built out of cold moulded mahogany, and is RINA classed and MCA compliant. Infinity can accommodate 7 crew members and 12 guests. Read More

Superyacht Hetairos nears completion

Monday, 18 July 2011

The 59.90 metre (66.70 metre including bowsprit) Hetairos has set many new benchmarks in superyacht construction. It is the largest sailing yacht to have been built from carbon-fibre composite. The yacht has involved cutting edge technology and a strict weight-saving philosophy. She was created at Baltic Yachts in Finland. Read More

Newcruise unveils interior of 73.5 metre superyacht Sapphire

Monday, 18 July 2011

Superyacht Sapphire was completed in time for the busy superyacht summer, and was delivered to her new owners in April of this year. She is a 73.5 metre masterpiece that combines the talents of designers and naval architects Frank E. H. Neubelt and Roland Krueger, with those of interior designer Katharina Raczek. Read More

Baltic’s superyacht Canova circumnavigating the world in classic style

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Baltic 112 Canova is a sailing yacht designed specifically for circumnavigating the globe. With the owner's intent on making the passage with the minimum number of port stopovers, the challenge for the Finnish boat builder and the other partners in this project was to incorporate sufficient storage capacity without compromise. Read More

Codecasa launches first superyacht in the Vintage series

Friday, 15 July 2011

Codecasa have launched the Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht this week at the Viareggio based shipyard. Naval architecture and the exterior design for the first launch in this vintage series is by the in-house team of Codecasa and she features an interior by Della Role Design. She will offer accomodation for up to 10 guests in five state rooms. Read More

Ned Ship launches 41 metre superyacht BaiaMare

Thursday, 14 July 2011

On monday the first 41.3 metre Ned Ship, BaiaMare, was launched at the yard in Turkey. She is an epoxy composite displacement yacht, powered by twin 1920hp MTU 12V2000 M94 diesels. The yacht is designed for medium range speeds at 15 knots. Her tunnel propulsion system allows the yacht to cruise or anchor in shallow waters or bays. Read More

AB Yachts launch superyacht Elizaveta

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Elizaveta has been successfully launched on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 by AB Yachts shipyard in the port of Marina di Carrara. Elizaveta is the latest jewel in the FIPA Group fleet, to which the AB Yachts shipyard belongs. Black and gold are the dominant colors on board and are combined with rare and very special materials. Read More

Superyacht Hetairos (project Panamax) launched by Baltic Yachts

Thursday, 14 July 2011

One of the most spectacular sailing yachts of this year, the 66 metre superyacht Hetairos (ex project Panamax) was launched recently by Baltic Yachts in Finland. The project was conceived by a highly experienced yachtsman in 2003. The exterior lines of the 66.90 metre sailing yacht were designed by Reichel / Pugh Yacht and Dykstra. Read More

70 Metre superyacht Numptia nears completion

Friday, 8 July 2011

The elegant and fully custom 70 metre superyacht Numptia will be delivered at the end of this month from the Rossinavi Shipyard in Italy to an experienced owner who specified a yacht to an exacting brief with top levels of workmanship from all those involved in the project. Numptia will make her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Read More

53.9 Metre superyacht Prima on seatrials

Friday, 8 July 2011

The 53.9 metre Columbus 177, now named Prima, has been launched, and is currently undergoing seatrials. Stefania Farinazzo of Palumbo send us the first photos of the yacht at sea. She is a serious full displacement 800 ton superyacht, set for delivery later this year. Prima is for sale with Fraser Yachts and is asking €24,500,000. Read More

Feadship Koninklijke De Vries delivers superyacht Fountainhead

Friday, 8 July 2011

Today, Feadship Koninklijke De Vries delivered the third Feadship of the month, Fountainhead. Earlier this month the 81 metre Air, and of 87.77 metre Musashi were delivered to their owners. Fountainhead was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and she features an interior by Sinot Yacht Design and Axel Vervoordt. Read More

JFA delivers superyacht Axantha II

Friday, 8 July 2011

JFA shipyard has announced the recent delivery of superyacht Axantha II. This yacht was ordered by the owner of first Axantha, built and delivered by JFA in 2003. This project, 43 meter long, draws from the original concept. Also designed by the Vripack, Axantha II is by her shape and her profile thought for faraway destinations. Read More

Leopard Yachts launch 46 metre superyacht Tutto Le Marrane

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Leopard Yachts has launched Tutto Le Marrane, the third hull of the acclaimed Leopard 46 series. The yacht is the result of the shipyard ’s successful collaboration with the Cristiano Gatto Design Team, who was in charge of the interior layout and styling, and Studio Bacigalupo, who are responsible for the profile and concept. Read More

77 Metre Feadship superyacht Tango on seatrials

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tango, Feadship’s Royal Van Lent giant 77.70 metre superyacht is currently undergoing seatrials in the North Sea, off the coast of Holland, where photographer Hannes van Rijn captured this unusual metallic grey superyacht. According to Feadship, Tango is a textbook example of the many facets involved in a custom yacht-building project. Read More

Tecnomar launches 30 metre superyacht Aurora

Monday, 4 July 2011

On the 22nd of June, Tecnomar launched the new Nadara 30-metre, now officially christened Aurora. Built to RINA class and designed by Tecnomar Centro Stile, the yacht has been personalized with her owner’s taste and style by combining comfort, space and high quality craftsmanship. She is powered by twin 1825hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels. Read More 

Scoop: Superyacht Nomade completed by Tansu Yachts

Friday, 1 July 2011

The Turkish company Tansu Yachts has completed their second explorer superyacht, the Mothership OneTwenty Nomade. The 36 metre luxury yacht made her public debut at the Superyacht Rendezvous in Monaco last week. Nomade is a near sistership to the 35 metre Moterhsip OneFifteen, which was completed by Tansu Yachts in 2010. Read More

Ferretti Custom Line launches the first Custom Line 100’

Friday, 1 July 2011

Ferretti Custom Line, specialised in the production of fibreglass yachts, measuring 26 to 37 metres, has launched the first new Ferretti Custom Line 100’. Equipped with twin 2639 HP MTU engines,  the Ferretti Custom Line 100’ project presents innovative features and extends the brand’s planing line. The first 100 is called Desta. Read More

Mondo Marine delivers 49 metre superyacht Zaliv III

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Mondo Marine has announced the delivery of superyacht Zaliv III. The all-aluminium 49.2 metre yacht Zaliv III is designed by architect Giorgio Vafiadis, and features an interior design by Luca Dini. Zaliv III is powered by twin 3650 hp MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesels, which provide a top speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches superyachts Scorpion, Santa Anna and Reve 'Or

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Sanlorenzo has announced the launch of no less than three superyachts in one week, all for Russian clients. The launch of Scorpion, a 40 meters Alloy, was followed by the 38 metre Santa Anna, and the 46 metre Rêve d’Or. Scorpion is the sixth hull launched of the Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy series, designed by Francesco Paszkowski. Read More 

Mondo Marine launches 49 metre superyacht Alexander Again

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Mondo Marine has announced their second launch of the season, the all-aluminium 49.15-metre semi-displacement yacht Alexander Again. Earlier this season the yard launched Zaliv III, a 50-metre semi-displacement yacht. Alexander Again is designed by Giorgio Vafiadis, and features an interior design by Florentine designer Luca Dini. Read More

Vitters launches 42.6 metre superyacht Sarissa

Monday, 27 June 2011

The Dutch yard Vitters Shipyard has launched it's latest performance superyacht Sarissa. With her 42.6 meters, Sarissa is the largest carbon sloop ever built in the Netherlands, and one of the largest worldwide. The distinctive interior design by Rhoades Young, which combines various finishes like carbon, glass leather and wood. Read More

Factoria Naval Marín delivers 45m superyacht Follow Me V

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Spanish shipyard Factoria Naval Marin has announced the delivery of the 45 metre superyacht Follow Me 5. The displacement motor yacht, hull number Y104, has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and is built to Lloyds Register and the MCA LY2. Reymond Langton has designed the yacht’s modern exterior lines. Read More

Perini Navi delivers 56 metre superyacht Fidelis

Friday, 24 June 2011

Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi Group, has announced the delivery of the sailing yacht Fidelis, launched on April 16th 2011. A small private ceremony was held yesterday in the rear cockpit of the yacht and saw the participation of the owner and the Perini Navi team. After the usual formal procedures, Fidelis’ crew did the tradition changing of flags. Read More

Citadel Yachts launch 31.10 metre superyacht Polar Bear

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Citadel Yachts has announce the launch of their latest build, a 102-foot expedition yacht named Polar Bear, for an experienced U.S. yachtsman. This robustly constructed longrange vessel features an efficient, steel displacement hull with a bulbous bow, active quad-fin stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters and fully protected propellers and rudders. Read More

The Palumbo Group announced the launch of superyacht Prima

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Palumbo Group has announced the technical launch of the 53.9 metre superyacht Prima at Palumbo Shipyard in Naples on Monday morning. This Columbus 177 will be delivered on time to her proud owners in July. The technical launch of superyacht Prima was attended by local Authorities, shipyard workers, national and international brokers. Read More

Superyacht Columbus 177 now renamed Prima and ready for launching

Friday, 17 June 2011

Stuart Larsen of Fraser Yachts has updated us on the sale of the 53.9 metre Columbus 177. The Columbus 177 has now been renamed Prima, and will be launched on monday. She is a serious full displacement 800 ton superyacht, set for delivery later this year. The asking price of Prima is €24,500,000. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches the 37 metre superyacht Aurelia

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Last week in the Netherlands, Heesen Yachts launched its latest innovative superyacht, Aurelia. Project-managed by Nakhimov, she is the tenth in the successful 37metre class built by this Dutch shipyard. Powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines, she is an all-aluminium hard chine vessel able to reach a speed of 30 knots. Read More

Superyacht Antares III sets sail

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Auckland based Superyacht builder Yachting Developments has announced the launch another 30 metre composite performance cruising sloop for export. The company has lived up to its reputation and produced a Superyacht they can be proud of, particularly considering the short build time of under 400 days. Read More

77 Metre Tango escapes disaster in Holland

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

In the Netherlands last week, the 77.7 metre Feadship Tango narrowly escaped disaster. The superyacht which has been launched on the 8th of May, was enroute from the yard on Kaag Island to Rotterdam, when the two tugs that were assisting her through Holland's narrow waterways had to stop and wait for the bridge in Waddinxveen to open. Read More

Sanlorenzo celebrates another double launch:Triple Fun and Mia Rocca IX

Friday, 10 June 2011

Sanlorenzo Shipyard delightedly announced two launchings that took place on the same day; the fourth SL104 and fifteenth SD92 Sanlorenzo, the Italian Shipyard focused on the production of motor yachts exclusively tailor‐made according to the requirements and style of each owner. The first was a SL104. Read More

First Oyster 100 superyacht launched

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The first Oyster 100 superyacht has departed her build bay in preparation for her launch, ahead of her eagerly awaited première at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The composite-built Oyster superyachts yachts combine excellent quality, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional design. Read More

Superyacht Firefly the first in new F-Class series launched

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hoek Design in the Netherlands has announced the launch of Firefly, the first in an exciting new series of F-class one designs. Combining the spirit of the J-class with the performance of a maxi racer, the design brief for these race classics called for the smallest sized vessel that could beat a J on the water in both light and heavy winds. Read More

Vismara Marine launches the Vismare V80 Luce Guida

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Vismara Marine Shipyard in Viareggio has launched Luce Guida, the Vismare V80, a revolutionary project by Vismara studio & the famous Florentine designer, Luca Dini. A professional sailing team will crew the yacht for special events, such as the Giraglia Rolex cup, that will be sponsored by the Q8 company. Read More

Benetti launches superyacht FB 248

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Last week the latest custom superyacht by Benetti, project FB248 was launched in the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Livorno yard. Project 248, when completed, is designed by Stefano Natucci, with an interior design by Zuretti Interior Design. Measuring 61 metres, FB248 is part of the Benetti Custom Range. Read More

Lürssen superyacht Valerie under sea trials

Friday, 27 May 2011

At the end of March 2011 Lürssen Yachts launched another superyacht from their facility in Rendsburg, the 84 metre Valerie, formerly known as Project Firebird. The exterior of superyacht Valerie was designed by Espen Oeino International and the yacht’s interior was designed by London based Reymond Langton Design. Read More

Heesen Yachts delivers superyacht Satori

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Heesen Yachts had announced the delivery of superyacht Satori, the first in the new 50 metre semi-displacement class after sea trials in the North Sea. With a Gross Tonnage of 499 GT and a top speed of 24 knots she is among the world’s fastest 50 metre yachts. Built on the experience of launching seventeen 44-47metre custom yachts. Read More

Newly launched 35 metre superyacht M&M joins Yacht Marine fleet

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The latest superyacht to join the expanding charter fleet of Yacht Marine Management & Consulting Services, the 35 metre M&M, has now been launched. The luxury motor yacht was built at the Turkish Mengi-Yay shipyard, who have also built the 40 metre Serenity II, another yacht in Yacht Marine’s charter fleet. Read More

Ocea ready to launch Elisabet, the first Ocea Commuter 155

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Ocea Shipyard, located in Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic Coast and builder of the Ocea Commuter Yacht Series, is getting ready to launch the first Ocea Commuter 155, Elisabet, on June 1st. The Ocea Commuter 155 has several distinctive design features, such as a spacious saloon located behind the bridge. Read More

Benetti launches Tradition superyacht hull BT024

Monday, 23 May 2011

Last week the technical launch took place of the latest superyacht in the Tradition 105’ series, an event held on the grounds of the Azimut-Benetti Group’s Lusben company, located adjacent to the Benetti boatyard’s headquarters. Measuring at over 31 metres, the yacht is part of the Benetti Class Range, Benetti’s line of composite yachts. Read More

Scoop: Hakvoort launches 44.9m Diana Yacht Design superyacht Pamela V

Saturday, 21 May 2011

This morning saw the launch of the latest superyacht at the Hakvoort shipyard in Monnickendam, the 44.90 metre hull number BN 246. The exterior lines and the naval architecture of the superyacht are by the Dutch based design company Diana Yacht Design. The interior of hull number 246 is designed by Jacques Grange. Read More

Scoop: Lürssen ready to launch superyacht Lady Kathryn V

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The latest superyacht to launch from Lürssen is the 61 metre Lady Kathryn V, previously known as project Coco. This first photo of the superyacht, taken today by photographer Martin Fischbacher, shows the superyacht ready to launch at the Bardenfleth facility of Lürssen. The exterior lines of Lady Kathryn V are designed by Espen Oeino. Read More

Bilgin Yachts launch 45 metre superyacht Tatiana

Friday, 20 May 2011

Bilgin Shipyard Turkey have now launched their latest superyacht, the 45 metre Tatiana. She is the first of three superyachts the shipyard will launch this year. Last year the company launched four superyachts and later this year Bilgin will launch the 40 metre superyacht M and the third launch will be the Bilgin 160 Classic. Read More

Nobiskrug delivers superyacht Sapphire

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The German shipyard Nobiskrug has delivered its Project No. 781, superyacht Sapphire to her owners, with perfect timing for the European summer season. This high-end superyacht with a length of 74 metres was built by Nobiskrug with an exterior and interior design by Newcruise Yacht Projects & Design.Sapphire is totally custom-made. Read More

Maiora successfully launches superyacht Michela

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Superyacht Michela was successfully launched earlier this month, in Viareggio at Fipa Group shipyard. The Maiora 27 is one the finest yacht in the production of FIPA Group, of which Maiora is the fiberglass-made flybridge vessel’s division. Her comfort is equal to her performances: thanks to her planing hull, lightweight materials. Read More

Yachting Developments launches built YD69, superyacht Antares III

Friday, 13 May 2011

Yachting Developments proudly launched another 30 metre composite performance cruising sloop this week. Yachting Developments has lived up to their reputation and produced a yacht that they can be proud of particularly considering the short build time of just over one year. "YD69 has been a very enjoyable project". Says Ian Cook. Read More

Cantiere Delle Marche launches Darwin 86 superyacht

Friday, 13 May 2011

Launched in Ancona, Italy last Saturday, May 7, the Darwin 86', a 26 meter explorer vessel in steel and aluminiumin construction at the Cantiere delle Marche and designed by naval architect Sergio Cutolo, responsible of the hydro tec – creative naval architect studio based in Varazze. Read More

Horizon schedules delivery for the 5th 40m tri-deck Superyacht

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Horizon is scheduled to deliver its fifth P130 superyacht, Angara, to her new owners in Europe this summer – the 136ft superyacht will be shipped from Horizon in mid-May and arrive in Malta around June 5th. Angara is the fifth Horizon superyacht above 40 meters with DNV & MCA dual certifications and was delivered on time and on budget. Read More

Superyacht Tatiana ready to launch at Bilgin

Monday, 9 May 2011

Bilgin Shipyard Turkey is about to launched their latest superyacht, the 45 metre Tatiana. She is the first of three superyachts the shipyard will launch this year. Last year the company launched four superyachts between 33 and 38 metres. Tatiana is designed by German superyacht designer Joachim Kinder. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship Royal Van Lent launches superyacht Tango

Sunday, 8 May 2011

On a beautiful sunny day in Holland, Feadship’s Royal Van Lent launched the giant 77.70 metre Feadship Tango. Hull #802 has a very characteristic exterior styling by Eidsgaard Design, including a daring combination of a white hull with a metallic grey and blue superstructure. According to Feadship, Tango is a textbook example. Read More

Feadship launch 88m superyacht Fountainhead

Monday, 2 May 2011

Early this morning the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Makkum, launched the third Feadship XL named Fountainhead. The 87.77 metre motor yacht was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and she features an interior by Sinot Yacht Design. Feadship Koninklijke De Vries Makkum launched their first XL superyacht, Ocean Victory. Read More

Rossi Navi’s 70m superyacht Numptia in the water

Friday, 29 April 2011

Two weeks ago we reported that the 70 metre superyacht Numptia had left her building shed in Viareggio and was transported on a barge to Genoa to be launched into the water. The latest news has just come in from Viareggio and the superyacht is back in the port having being launched in Genoa and towed back to Viareggio. Read More

Superyacht Attessa IV under sea trials

Thursday, 21 April 2011

In November 2010 we released the first photos of Attessa IV after her three and half years reconstruction at the shipyard of the Washington Yachting Group. In December, a month later, Attessa IV was launched and now, thanks to superyacht photographer Baird, we can present you the first photos of the Attessa IV under sea trials. Read More

Chantier Naval Couach delivers 37m superyacht Arion

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The 3700 Fly, Arion is the first yacht to come out of the Chantier Naval Couach shipyard in 2011. This prestigious 37 metre superyacht has been fitted by the renowned designer in the industry, Ken Freivokh. For the first time in the history of the shipyard, this yacht was unveiled in the city of Bordeaux’s picturesque quays on April 1st 2011. Read More

Vitters completes 66m superyacht sloop Aglaia

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Vitters Shipyard recently completed their 66 metre super sloop Aglaia, formerly known under her hull number 3063. The superyacht was launched on Thursday 3rd March from the Vitters shipyard in Zwartsluis, The Netherlands. After leaving her construction shed the superyacht was transported on a barge to Harlingen. Read More

Superyacht Talisman C to embark on world cruise

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Proteksan Turquoise shipyard recently launched the 70 metre superyacht Talisman C. Not only does this mark the third launch in three months for the shipyard, but it is also the largest superyacht to be launched from the Pendik facility to date. The project was the result of a repeat order. Read More

Delta Marine launches superyacht Monarch

Monday, 18 April 2011

Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd of Seattle has announced the successful launch of its latest 151 design, superyacht Monarch. Completed at the Delta Marine shipyard in Seattle, the 151 twin screw superyacht has a modern interior complementing the bold styling of the exterior, with a two-tone paint scheme. Read More

Perini Navi Group launches superyacht Fidelis

Friday, 15 April 2011

The Perini Navi Group announced the upcoming launch of Fidelis, the 51st yacht in their fleet and the tenth sailing yacht in the 56mt series. The launching will be strictly private and will be held Saturday April 16th at the Perini Navi shipyard. Designed by the Perini Navi Group’s in collaboration with the NZ yacht designer, Ron Holland, S/Y Fidelis. Read More

Exclusive: Rossi Navi launches 70m superyacht Numptia

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Today the Rossi Navi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy rolled the 70 metre superyacht Numptia out of the shed. The superyacht has been designed by Design Studio Spadolini with an interior by Rome based Studio Salvagni. Onboard, the luxury motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests and 19 crew members. Read More

Icon Yachts launches Basmalina II formerly known as Project Sunbeam

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Icon Yachts has launched the 43m semi-displacement superyacht Basmalina II, formerly project Sunbeam. The client’s representatives Mega Marine are extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and flexibility with which the yard has encompassed the project. High priority was placed on innovative design and engineering. Read More

Hakvoort delivers 39 metre superyacht SnowbirD

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Hakvoort Shipyard has completed the 39 metre luxury ocean-going superyacht SnowbirD. In addition to the first class standards of design, construction, engineering and finish for which this Dutch yard is renowned for, SnowbirD also has the most elaborate art collection assembled on a superyacht to date. Read More

Benetti launches Redman Whiteley Dixon designed superyacht Nataly

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Yesterday the Benetti shipyard in Livorno launched the 65 metre superyacht Nataly (FB252). The striking superyacht features interior and exterior design by the British design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon. The project was previously known as Amnesia IV, but two months ago she was sold her new owner. Read More

Danish Yachts launches superyacht Shooting Star

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fresh from initial sea trials, Project 116, the first AeroCruiser 38 II, was christened and named Shooting Star at Danish Yachts’ superyacht shipyard in Skagen on Saturday. Having very recently emerged from one of the shipyard’s three large build hangars, this brand new carbon-fibre superyacht is an exquisite example of the standard of finish. Read More

ISA Yachts launches 50m superyacht Liberty

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

On Saturday, March 19, ISA (International Shipyards Ancona) launched the 50 metre (164ft) superyacht Liberty, the first in a series of three new 50 metre yachts currently under construction at the Italian yard. The three yachts in the 50 metre series share the same technical platform but differ in their superstructure and transom design. Read More

CRN launches 60 metre superyacht

Monday, 28 March 2011

The CRN shipyard in Ancona launched the CRN 130, a 60 metre steel and aluminium superyacht. The owner’s family, the management and the workers of CRN celebrated the completion of the seventh pleasure ship of 60 metres produced since 2005. The new vessel can accommodate 12 guests in 5 guest cabins. Read More

Factoria Naval Marin launches 47 metre schooner replica

Monday, 28 March 2011

Last week, Factoria Naval Marín launched the 47 metre schooner replica Y105. This superyacht – a steel hull two-masted schooner – is planned for world-wide cruises, mainly in tropical and subtropical waters, but also able to sail in arctic waters. The hull, main deck and rigging have the appearance of the original racing schooner yacht from 1908. Read More

Feadship Royal Van Lent launches 77.70 metre superyacht

Monday, 28 March 2011

In an extraordinary day even by Feadship’s standards, Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw and Royal Van Lent each launched a giant Feadship for delighted owners on Saturday 26 March 2011. As we reported the 81 metre Air was launched by Koninklijke De Vries and on the same day a 77.70 metre superyacht was launched at Royal Van Lent. Read More

Further details on the launch of superyacht Air

Monday, 28 March 2011

On Saturday we announced the launch of the 81 metre superyacht Air at Feadship Koninklijke De Vries and today Feadship has unveiled more details on the superyacht. Excellent teamwork was the order of the day on the construction of the 81 metre Air, as Koninklijke De Vries and De Voogt Naval Architects partnered with. Read More

Canados launches a new 35m superyacht

Monday, 28 March 2011

On Saturday, Canados launched a new Canados 116’, a 35 metre planing superyacht. The Deputy Major of Rome City, Senator Mauro Cutrufo, the Councillor to Commerce and Production Activities, Davide Bordoni, Marco Corsini and   Giacomo Vizzani; took part in the launch ceremony which took place at Canados yard. Read More

Superyacht Air launched by Feadship Koninklijke De Vries

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Feadship Koninklijke De Vries today launched and christened the 81 metre Air, the largest superyacht built to date at their Aalsmeer shipyard. Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, the luxurious motor features a beautiful modern interior design by French designer Remier Tessier, and will offers accommodation for up to 12 guests. Read More

Horizon Yachts reveals new EP105 superyacht

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Horizon Yachts has revealed the new EP105, a 105 foot long-range luxury superyacht. The superyacht will be showcased at the Hainan Rendezvous, the ultimate luxury lifestyle show in Chinese Riviera-Hainan, to be held 1st – 4th April 2011. According to the organiser’s information, the Horizon EP105 will be one of the largest superyachts attending. Read More

The 27m superyacht Oscar launched by Leopard Yachts

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The 34th Leopard 27 model, Oscar, hit the water on March 16th 2011 at Leopard Yachts' shipyard in Pisa. It’s launch will be followed, this June, by the launch of the 3rd hull of the shipyard’s flagship vessel, the Leopard 46m. Paolo Caliari designed the exterior lines of M/Y Leopard 27/43, while the interior is the result of the collaboration. Read More

Sanlorenzo has launched SD92 superyacht Bubu Forever

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The well-known Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo has launched their second SD92 superyacht of 2011, following the launch of Lady Kathleen last month. Christened Bubu Forever the semi-displacement motor yacht measures 27 metres in length with a beam of 7.15 metres. and Bubu Forever’s interior is realised in a New England style. Read More

Superyacht Follow Me V launched by Factoria Naval Marin

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Factoria Naval Marín has launched the 45 metre displacement superyacht Follow Me V. Factoría Naval Marín is a shipyard focused on the construction of special vessels, and has a young but active yacht division, with four yachts currently under construction. Designed by Reymond Langton, she features an interior by Spadolini. Read More

Proteksan-Turquoise launch 72m H2 designed superyacht Talisman C

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Following the launches of Yogi and Turquoise, the Turkish shipyard Proteksan-Turquoise has launched their largest superyacht to date this week, the 72 metre H2 designed Talisman C. H2 Yacht Design has been responsible for both the striking exterior lines of the superyacht and the yacht’s luxurious interior. Read More

CRN to launch two superyachts this week

Monday, 21 March 2011

CRN to launch two superyachts in one week. The festivities will begin tomorrow, 22nd March, with the launch of the Navetta 43 Lady Trudy, a 43 metre composite superyacht. This will then be followed by M/Y CRN 130 being released to the water this coming Saturday. She will be the sixth 60 metre steel/aluminium superyacht launched by the shipyard since 2005. Read More

JFA Yachts launches 43m superyacht

Monday, 21 March 2011

The French JFA shipyard has launched hull number 22C, a 43 metre motor yacht on Saturday 19th March 2011. The all-aluminium expedition styled superyacht was designed by the Dutch design firm Vripack . The superyacht is built for remote expeditions and therefore houses two large 5.60 metre tenders on the foredeck. Read More

Moran and Lürssen announce delivery of superyacht Hermitage

Friday, 18 March 2011

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the delivery of the 68.5m (224ft.) Lürssen built Hermitage. Hermitage will be one of the most talked about vessels delivered in 2011. Her exterior is designed by Espen Oeino, and she features an interior designed by design team of Andrew Winch and Associates. Read More

Superyacht Yogi launched by Proteksan-Turquoise

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Early March the Proteksan-Turquoise shipyard launched their second superyacht of 2011, the 60.20 metre Yogi. She features exterior design by the shipyard’s in-house design team and Jean Guy Verges, who also designed Yogi’s interior. She offers accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins (5 double, 1 twin), and features a large master suite. Read More

Heesen launches 55m superyacht Quinta Essentia

Monday, 14 March 2011

Last Friday, The SuperYachtTimes team headed to Heesen’s Shipyard in Oss, Holland for the launch of the impressive 55 metre superyacht Quinta Essentia. This semi-displacement yacht represents one of the most organic superyachts built by Heesen to date, with her unique atrium-like curve in the centre and with the external colour scheme. Read More

Superyacht Areti launched by Trinity Yachts

Friday, 11 March 2011

At 60.40 metre, Trinity’s newest superyacht, Areti launched last week as the longest aluminium yacht to date from the renowned American boatbuilder. With considerable fanfare, owner’s representative, Captain Ted Kavalieros and Billy Smith met on board to celebrate her move from land to water. Read More

Superyacht Annagine left for maiden voyage

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

After intensive and successful sea trials on the North Sea, the classic 33.90 metre sloop Annagine has left for her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean. Annagine is designed by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects and built by JOM in Holland. She is designed and built for comfortable high performance cruising. Read More

Superyacht Christopher completes sail trials

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The 46m Ron Holland ketch, SY Christopher took to the waters of Falmouth Bay for her final sea trials in mid February. It was a stunning winter’s day as the yacht manoeuvred around the Carrick Roads and out into Falmouth Bay.The four hour sail trials enabled the Pendennis team and Christopher crew to assess her rig. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches 50 metre superyacht Satori

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has announced that on Friday, February 25, YN 15250 was launched at the shipyard facilities in Oss, the Netherlands. The owner christened her Satori, a name that in the Zen Buddhist tradition refers to a sudden enlightenment that is considered the first step toward Nirvana. Read More

Superyacht Aifos launched at CBI Navi

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

As reported yesterday, The latest motoryacht by Cbi Navi, Aifos, was launched on monday, and we can now reveal more details about this 50 metre superyacht. Both the hull and the superstructure are made of aluminum, she has a planing structure and she can touch an incredible top speed of 24 knots. Read More

Exclusive: 60m superyacht Sharjah 1 by Riviera

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Today the Dubai International Boat Show opened its doors and the most interesting superyacht at the show is the brand new 60m Sharjah 1. The superyacht was built by the Riviera shipyard in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The yacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. We don’t have any other details on the yacht yet. Read More

Exclusive: Superyacht Aifos ready to launch at CBI

Monday, 28 February 2011

This weekend the CBI Navi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy moved the 50 metre superyacht Aifos out of the shed. The luxury motor yacht will be launched today and SYT is pleased to show you the first photos of Aifos. Both the superyacht’s exterior and interior lines were designed by Studio Vafiadis with naval architecture by Hydro Tec. Read More

Video: Launch of superyacht Regina in Bodrum, Turkey

Thursday, 24 February 2011

In addition to yesterday’s news announcement on the launch of superyacht Regina, the yacht’s builders, Pruva Yachting, have now also released a video of the launch. The launch of sailing yacht Regina took place in Bodrum, Turkey on 11th February. After sea trials and final fit out she will join the charter fleet of Pruva Yachting. Read More

Superyacht Turquoise nears completion at Proteksan-Turquoise

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

In 1994 the yachting community had a wake-up call in the shape of Turkey's very first superyacht, Turquoise. This magnificent 50m yacht with the pedigree of naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects and an interior by Donald Starkey is still a very stylish, timeless yacht, sailing under the name of La Naturalle Dee some 17 years later. Read More

Superyacht Regina launched by Pruva Yachting

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The 56m superyacht Regina was launched on 11th February by Pruva Yachting. She was completed in the company’s own shipyard, and is one of two such yachts currently under construction. She is a modern high performance schooner that incorporates a classic design, as all her lines and features adhere to this classic look. Read More

Superyacht Vertigo launched by Alloy Yachts

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

After 29 months of hard work by the team at Alloy Yachts, the 67.2m Vertigo slipped into the waters at the base of the Alloy Yachts yard this morning. At 837 GRT, Vertigo is the largest yacht to be built at Alloy Yachts and is also the largest luxury sailing yacht to be built in the Southern Hemisphere. Read More

Superyacht Sapphire completes sea trials

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The latest superyacht from the German Nobiskrug shipyard, the 73.50 metre Sapphire, has just completed her sea trials. Both the exterior lines and the stylish interior have been designed by Newcruise, who also worked together with Nobiskrug on superyachts Triple Seven (2006) and Siren (2008). Read More

Superyacht Annagine nears completion

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The 33.90 metre sloop Annagine has been launched by the Jacht Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Holland BV in Zaandam and commenced sea trials. The luxury sailing yacht is pictured here in January 2011 in Ijmuiden, The Netherlands. The naval architecture and exterior styling of sailing yacht Annagine were done by Dykstra & Partners. Read More

Pershing launches the Pershing 108

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pershing, a brand of the Ferretti Group, launched the 32.90 metre Pershing 108 earlier this week. The standard version of the Pershing 108’ has three 1940 KW MTU diesels and reaches a maximum speed of 41 knots. With a single central operating engine, she offers a range at 11 knots per 1070 nautical miles. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 14th SD92 superyacht

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Sanlorenzo have launched the fourteenth yacht in the shipyard highly popular SD92 series, which are produced by the Viareggio Division. The 27 metre yacht has been christened Lady Kathleen. Lady Kathleen features a New England style interior, and she has a three cabin layout, with the option of adding an additional cabin. Read More

Diverse Projects delivers superyacht Black Pearl

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A well-attended Black Pearl christening and official handover took place on January 22. The relaxed gathering was held at Auckland’s viaduct, overlooking the yacht and alongside her on the pier. Festivities included a Christian blessing, champagne over the bow, speeches over lunch and the opportunity for guests to take a look onboard as well. Read More

Benetti launches 16th Vision superyacht Told U So

Monday, 14 February 2011

On Saturday the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio launched their 16th superyacht in their Vision line, motor yacht Told U So. She is the custom creation of international entrepreneur, hotelier and designer Kirk Lazarus, who enlisted Benetti to make his dream a reality. As a purveyor of luxury, Told U So is a visual display of the owner’s world travels. Read More

Cheoy Lee launches superyacht 4915

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

In January the Cheoy Lee shipyard launched their latest superyacht, hull # 4915. Jonathan Cannon, Sales Manager of Cheoy Lee, tells SYT that she is a Bravo 95 series plus an additional cockpit which extends her length to 31.39 metres. Built out of composite both the naval architecture and exterior design were done by M.G. Burvenich. Read More

Superyacht Sapphire launched by Nobiskrug

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Last week the Nobiskrug shipyard launched their latest superyacht, the 73.50 metre Sapphire. She is due for delivery in Spring 2011 after finishing final fit-out and sea trials. The 73.50 metre Sapphire features a Newcruise designed Metrica Interior, that will accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. She will have crew accommodation for up to 16 in 8 cabins. Read More

Benetti launches the first new Classic 121 superyacht

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The first model of the Classic 121’, was launched last 15 December in the Benetti shipyards in Viareggio. The latest restyling of the Classic has thoroughly renewed the internal layout by making major changes on the main and lower decks. Much of this yacht remains top secret, from the name to the interior design. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches the second 46 Steel superyacht Carol

Monday, 31 January 2011

Sanlorenzo has launched their second steel hulled superyacht, the Sanlorenzo 46 Steel Carol. The displacement tri-deck motor yacht measures 46 metres in length and she is the new flagship of Sanlorenzo’s fleet. The well-balanced exterior lines have been conceived to give maximum light to the interior. Read More

Baia Yachts launches third Baia 100 superyacht

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

At the end of 2008 Baia Yachts launched their first Baia 100 superyacht and in 2010 two sisterships followed. In February the second Baia 100, named Mirage, was delivered and in September the shipyard launched the third superyacht. Construction of a fourth sistership has already started. The latest version features twin 2,637hp diesel engines. Read More

Trinity superyacht Carpe Diem nearing completion

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The latest launch of US superyacht builder Trinity Yachts is the 58.20 metre superyacht Carpe Diem. She was launched in November 2010 and will be delivered to her owners in the next couple of weeks. The all-aluminium superyacht was designed and engineered by the in-house design team of Trinity Yachts. Read More

Pershing launches hull 9 of the Pershing 115 superyacht

Friday, 14 January 2011

Hull Number 9 of the 35 metre Pershing 115’, was launched 2 days ago in Fano. The official ceremony was carried out in the presence of the company management, the owner’s representative and the local authorities. The 115 features four cabins, including a large full beam owner’s stateroom, and can accommodate up to 9 guests. Read More

Oceanco delivers 86 metre superyacht Seven Seas

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Seven Seas was successfully delivered ahead of schedule, to its owner on 22 November 2010. The 86m yacht follows in the legacy of Oceanco’s thriving Y700 generation that includesyachts such as Amevi, Alfa Nero, Anastasia, Vibrant Curiosity, and Sunrays. Catering to the owner’s specifications, this yacht includes very special features. Read More

Diverse Projects launches superyacht Black Pearl

Monday, 10 January 2011

Diverse Projects' latest vessel Black Pearl was successfully launched on 29 December in Whangarei. Pre-dawn rituals of Takahi (Maori waka launch traditions) and a blessing ceremony started at 5am, followed by the actual launch just before high tide at approximately 2pm. The Diverse Projects team of contractors will now complete finishing touches. Read More

Peri Yachts launches Peri 41T superyacht Bibich Too

Monday, 3 January 2011

Last week Peri Yachts launched their flagship in Antalya, the Peri 41T Bibich Too. Following sea trials and final fit-out, the superyacht will be delivered to her owners later this month. Both the interior and exterior of the 41T were designed by the award-winning Turkish based design studio Scaro Design. Read More

Heesen Yachts launches 47 metre superyacht Air

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery of the sixth vessel in the 47-Metre displacement class, a design that resulted from the close collaboration of Heesen Yachts’ in house naval architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who conceived her stream-lined exterior design with its pelican beak bow. Read More

Superyacht Antibes completed by Saenz Yachts

Monday, 20 December 2010

Jim Acher, superyacht broker of Ocean Independence in Palma de Mallorca, has announced that his central listing for motor yacht Antibes, has been completed by the Saenz Yachts shipyard in Turkey. She is the second yacht completed by the upcoming Turkish shipyard following the delivery of Antibes’ sistership, the 32 metre X.O.S. Read More

Pendennis superyacht Akalam completes sea trials

Friday, 17 December 2010

Following the rollout and launch of B105 last month great progress has been made on the vessel. The completed yacht was able to show off her distinctive lines and styling during the two-day trials in Falmouth. Now named Akalam, this 32m sloop created a spectacular sight against the cliffs and castles of Pendennis and St Mawes. Read More

Benetti launches the first Crystal 140 superyacht

Thursday, 16 December 2010

On Wednesday 1st December 2010 Benetti launched the first model in their new Crystal 140’ displacement range, christened in the presence of her owner and his family. The interior is designed by Francois Zuretti, together with the owners and their architect, and the yacht's exterior lines are by Stefano Righini. Read More

68 Metre superyacht Hermitage undergoing seatrials

Thursday, 16 December 2010

In november we informed you about the launch of the Lürssen project Hermitage. Hermitage is a 68 metre superyacht, designed by Espen Oeino. She features an interior by Andrew Winch Designs. Today we bring you the first photos of her seatrials off the German coast. Superyacht Hermitage is the fifth launch for Lürssen this year. Read More

Superyacht Christopher launches at Pendennis

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

There was a great celebration at Pendennis Shipyard this weekend when their latest new build, sailing yacht Christopher, departed the construction facility to be launched into Falmouth waters. Father Jonathan Bielawski from St Mary’s Immaculate Parish Church commenced the ceremony with a customary blessing, followed by the launch itself. Read More

Amels launches the first Limited Editions Amels 212 ahead of schedule

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Emerging into the light is the first Limited Editions Amels 212, the largest yacht yet produced to the Dutch shipyard’s successful Limited Editions formula. Now with the yacht just weeks from completion, and set for delivery well ahead of schedule, the beautiful lines of this 65.5m design are becoming clear to see. Read More

Photo Gallery: Superyacht Pacific completed by Lürssen Yachts

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Lürssen Yachts’ latest launch, the 85 metre superyacht Pacific, arrived in Gibraltar today. Pacific, formerly project Josi, is one of the most striking superyachts of the year and she was launched by Lürssen in July 2010. The unusual exterior styling of the yacht comes from the drawing board of the Argentinean design studio of German Frers. Read More

Latest superyacht deliveries from Bilgin Yachts

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Bilgin Yachts shipyard in Istanbul have had a very busy year so far with the delivery of no less than 4 superyachts. Their first superyacht delivered this year was the first Bilgin 123 LR Noor. She was delivered on 16th April 2010 and in May she was featured on SuperYachtTimes.com as SuperYacht of the Week. Read More

Superyacht Latitude by Acico Yachts

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Owner’s representative Bruno Bouckaert of Innomare, located in The Hague (Holland), reports the completion of superyacht Latitude. The 43.50 metre yacht was built at Acico Yachts (formerly Dutch Yacht Builders) in The Netherlands to a design of Cor D Rover. The superyacht sports a round-bilge semi-displacement hull. Read More

Superyacht Hermitage launched by Lürssen

Saturday, 30 October 2010

On Friday the Lürssen shipyard launched project Hermitage. Hermitage is a 68 metre superyacht, designed by Espen Oeino. She features an interior by Andrew Winch Designs. Superyacht Hermitage is the fifth launch for Lürssen this year following the launches of the CrystalPhoenix2, Solemates and Pacific. Read More

MCC launches 46 metre superyacht Mazu

Friday, 29 October 2010

At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, news reached us that accross the world in China, MCC’s new 46 metre Mazu was just launched. She is the second yacht in the Marco Polo series. She has a 9.20m beam, draws 2.9m, has a cruising range of 7000nm at 11knots and 3300 nm at 13 knots. Read More

Abeking & Rasmussen delivers superyacht Titan

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Abeking & Rasmussen has delivered their latest superyacht, the 78 metre Titan. Attractively painted in a sharp anthracite grey with a burgundy boot top the yacht weighs in at over 2000 gross tons and has a beam of more than 14 meters. Project Managed by Blue Ocean Yacht Management (BOYM). Read More

Superyacht Old Captain completed in Latvia

Friday, 22 October 2010

Sometimes we come across unusual yachts, motor yacht Old Captain being one of them. This luxury exploration superyacht must be one of the very first superyachts ever built in Latvia. Old Captain is built by the Latvia Yard, which is based in Riga. She measures 41.90 metres with a beam of 9.10 metres, draft of 5.10 metres and gross tonnage of 644. Read More

H2X launches Blue Coast 95 superyacht Cartouche

Friday, 22 October 2010

The Blue Coast 95' Cartouche, the first Blue Coast yacht, designed by naval architect Jean-Jacques Coste and built by H2X shipyard, was launched on Wednesday, September 29 at La Ciotat, after a record construction time of 14 months. The owners, the shipyard team and the designer Jean-Jacques Coste. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches 63m superyacht Lady Britt

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Today the 63 metre Feadship superyacht Lady Britt was launched at the Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Aalsmeer. Feadship hull number 681, until today known only as Project Ansgar, features exterior design by De Voogt Naval Architects with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Read More

Perini Navi delivers sailing yacht Melek

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The aluminium ketch Melek, the 50th superyacht from Perini Navi and the 9th in their successful 56 metre series, has been delivered to her owner by the Perini Navi Group. The formal delivery was held at Perini Navi’s headquarters in Viareggio, in the presence of the owner's representative and the team of Perini Navi. Read More

Vitters latest sailing yacht Marie christened

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Band of New Orleans and the philanthropic Divas World Productions, from Houston, Texas – “devoted to enriching lives by the integration of artists and audiences as well as music and thought” – provided memorable entertainment over cocktails and dinner, in fine company, at Marie’s christening. Read More

Burger Boat delivers 43 metre superyacht Sea Owl

Monday, 4 October 2010

Burger Boat Company has announces Sea Owl, a 43.3m superyacht, has departed the Burger shipyard for her delivery voyage. Sea Owl has been custom designed and built for an experienced yachting family and is the result of an impressive collaboration between the Burger Design Team, Andrew Winch Designs and Vripack. Read More

96 Metre superyacht Palladium delivered on 16 September 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Bargate Murray, the City law firm and superyacht specialists, are pleased to announce that their clients took delivery of MY Palladium (ex Project Orca) from Blohm + Voss on 16 September 2010. Palladium is a striking and innovative design by Michael Leach Design, with Interior by Metrica and Silverlining. Read More

Nobiskrug delivers superyacht Sycara V

Thursday, 16 September 2010

The first few days of September 2010 saw Nobiskrug deliver the stunning 68 metre motor yacht Sycara V to her owners less than one month after the delivery of Jamaica Bay. This modern superyacht was designed by Craig Beale, Pure Detail for the interior and by the in-house team of Nobiskrug for the exterior. Read More

Superyacht B105 ready to launch at Pendennis

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The 32m Barracuda Yacht Design sloop, project B105, has recently been rolled out of Pendennis’ main shed in preparation for the launch later this month. Following the installation of her dagger board later this week B105 will be moved into the outer portion of Pendennis’ 150m covered dock, which is one of Europe’s largest undercover refit spaces. Read More

Oceanco launches 86 metre Y706

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Last week Oceanco successfully launched the Y706. The launch marks another milestone for Oceanco as the yard once again distinguishes itself as being at the forefront of the international superyacht sector. At 86m, Y706 boasts the powerful exterior and interior design work of Nuvolari & Lenard. Read More

IAG Yachts launch the first IAG 127 superyacht

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The IAG Yachts shipyard, has launched its first yacht to date. The IAG127, is now performing the sea trials and will be shipped shortly to USA, where will take part in the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Show at the end of October. Thanks of her smart layout, the 39 metre the Primadonna can accommodate up to 12 guests and 9 crew. Read More

Sunreef launches the 34 metre superyacht Che

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Two years after the order for the sailing mega catamaran was placed by the owner, the yacht, the Sunreef 114, has been successfully launched by Sunreef. She is the largest sloop-rigged catamaran in the world and the second largest sailing multihull in the world. The Sunreef 114 is a private yacht for a limited number of passengers. Read More

Gulf Craft launches Majesty 125 superyacht

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Gulf Craft has launched its new triple deck Majesty 125. After successful completion of sea trials and commissioning, the new model will make its global debut at the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show (Berth YE114) in September before heading to the Monaco Yacht Show (Berth T43, T Central Dock) and the Genoa Boat Show. Read More

Nobiskrug delivers the 60 metre superyacht Jamaica Bay

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

In early August 2010 Nobiskrug delivered the traditional 60-metre motor yacht Jamaica Bay to her Owners. This classic mega yacht with her remarkable canoe stern was designed by the Dutch designer Felix Buytendijk, both exterior and interior. The interiors are very traditional in dark mahogany with deep blue carpeting. Read More

124 metre Lürssen now named Katara

Monday, 23 August 2010

Following her launch at the end of April, the final name of Project Crystal has now been unveiled, Katara. Katara, hull number 13656, was built by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen and she measures 124.40 metres with a beam of 18 metres, making her one of the world’s largest yachts. As her name suggest, she flies the Qatar flag. Read More

68 Metre superyacht Sycara V undergoing seatrials

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Earlier this week Carl Groll took these photos of the 68 metre motor yacht Sycara V. Currently undergoing seatrials; Sycara V features exterior design by the design team of Nobiskrug and interior design by Craig Beale of Pure Detail. She will be able to accommodate up to 14 guests, in 1 master and 5 double staterooms, and has 18 crew members. Read More

Tim Heywood designed superyacht Cakewalk launched by Derecktor

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Remember the date; August 8th 2010 was not just another summer Sunday for the United States yachting industry. Instead, at 10:30 a.m. a genuinely momentous event took place. For that moment marked the launch by Derecktor Shipyards of the 85.6 meter (281 ft) motor yacht Cakewalk. Read More

The recreated Atlantic sets sail

Monday, 9 August 2010

Looking down from the quay on the deck of Atlantic it is impossible not to remain fascinated. The beauty of this strikingly large and slender three mast schooner is overwhelming. 56 meters of impeccably laid teak deck interrupted only by a few lacquered teak deckhouses and skylights and by the slightly raised aft deck. Read More

World Exclusive: Feadship De Vries Makkum launches 88 metre Musashi

Friday, 6 August 2010

This morning the second Feadship XL, the 88 Musashi was launched the De Vries Makkum facility. She is the second yacht in Feadship's XL program. Musashi is the largest Feadships ever built. The hull of Musashi was built by Feadship’s dedicated hull-building facility in Papendrecht, and delivered to Makkum for outfitting. Read More

Successful seatrials of Jongert 3900MY Lucia-M

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The technical sea trials of MY Lucia-M, the first Jongert 3900MY, went very well. Especially the way in which the yacht maneuvers, at all speeds, is remarkable. The sea trials were held on the IJsselmeer (the Old Dutch inner sea) and the North Sea. What is striking is the speed flexibility of Lucia-M. Read More

Superyacht Gattopardo VI launched by CBI Navi

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Last April, the CBI Navi Shipyard launched a 40 metre motor yacht built by the FIPA Group member and named Gattopardo VI. Exterior styling and naval architecture were done jointly by the Shipyard Naval Architects and by Jaron Ginton based on the successful M/Y Metsuyan IV, built by the FIPA Group Shipyards in 2006. Read More

Kha Shing launches new Monte Fino 100 RPH superyacht

Monday, 2 August 2010

Following the introduction of the new Monte Fino 76 in 2008, Kha Shing has successfully completed sea trials and delivered the first new Monte Fino 100 RPH to her owner. Same as the 76, the new Monte Fino 100 RPH was designed by Humphreys Yacht Design with European Italian looks. Read More

Solent Refit assists with launch of first Palmer Johnson 52m superyacht

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Two weeks ago the first Palmer Johnson 170’ mega sport yacht was launched in Hythe and we are now able to share more information on this historic launch. The yacht was launched from the Solent Refit facility on Southampton Water. This was a major achievement, as the superyacht had to be transferred from the build shed. Read More

Burger Boat launches 43 metre Sea Owl

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Burger Boat Company has announced the launching of Sea Owl, a custom built, tri-Deck superyacht. Sea Owl has been custom designed and built for an experienced American yachting family and is the result of an impressive collaboration between the Burger Design Team, Vripack Engineering and Andrew Winch Designs. Read More 

Superyacht Adora nearing completion at Benetti

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

At the end of May the Benetti Yachts shipyard in Livorno launched hull number FB 249, christened Adora. The 61.50 metre motor yacht has been designed by Stefano Natucci with an interior by the Lebanese Claude Missir Agency. Accommodation is provided for 12 guests and 15 crew members. Read More

Vitters sailing yacht Marie ready for sea trials

Monday, 26 July 2010

Following her launch and the stepping of her masts the latest superyacht from the Dutch Vitters shipyard, the black hulled ketch Marie, is getting ready for her sea trials. Marie, a sister ship to the award-winning sailing yacht Adele, has been designed by Hoek Design who together with the David Easton also designed the interior. Read More

Moran & Lürssen announce delivery of superyacht Phoenix 2

Monday, 26 July 2010

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the arrival of their latest launching, the 87.2m (286 ft.) Lürssen built Phoenix 2. Moran Yacht & Ship negotiated the contract price, compiled the technical specification, recommended the first-class exterior and interior design team of Andrew Winch and oversaw the complete construction. Read More

Exclusive: Superyacht Sycara V nearing completion at Nobiskrug

Friday, 23 July 2010

This morning yacht photographer Carl Groll took the first photos of the 68 metre Sycara V. Currently in the final stages of construction at the Nobiskrug shipyard; Sycara V features exterior design by Nobiskrug and interior design by Craig Beale. She will be able to accommodate up to 14 guests, in 1 master and 5 double staterooms. Read More

Peri Yachts launch latest Peri 29 Mitsi

Friday, 23 July 2010

Turkish yard Peri Yachts has just announced the launch of the latest Peri 29, Mitsi. The 29 metre superyacht is currently undergoing final sea trials prior to delivery. Mitsi is the fourth of Peri Yachts' successful, award- winning Peri 29 model in the range of the shipyards production from 29-41 meters. Read More

Update on superyacht support vessel Sputnik

Friday, 23 July 2010

Following our initial news announcement regarding the superyacht support vessel Sputnik, we received numerous messages with further details on the ship. Sputnik was indeed built in Malaysia, however as an offshore supply vessel. A few years ago she was purchased by her current owner who brought her to the Fincantieri shipyard. Read More

Superyacht Tee-Dje completed by Bilgin Yachts

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Following the completion of the first Bilgin 123 superyacht Noor earlier this year, Bilgin Yachts launched the second motor yacht in the series, christened Tee-Dje, on 3rd June 2010. The all wooden Tee-Dje has been built to RINA Charter class and MCA LY2. Power is provided by twin 2,400hp MTU Blue Line engines. Read More

Feadship Lady Christine delivered and heading for Monaco

Monday, 19 July 2010

Royal Van Lent has delivered the 68.00m (223’1”) Feadship Lady Christine to her owners. Built for experienced yacht owners, Lady Christine features a radical different exterior design from De Voogt Naval Architects and a remarkable debut superyacht interior from British designer Rodney Black. Read More

ICON's latest superyacht Baton Rouge christened by her owner

Friday, 16 July 2010

Following the successful first sea trials of Baton Rouge (formerly project Florida), the latest in the series of 62 metre custom creations from ICON, the owner’s party together with the yard and project team celebrated the blessing of Baton Rouge on Wednesday, 7th of July 2010 in Harlingen. After an extended tour of the yacht by the owners. Read More

Perini Navi launches superyacht Melek

Friday, 16 July 2010

Perini Navi has just announced the launch of the 56 metre aluminium ketch Melek, the 50th unit in the fleet and the 9th of the series. The private launching ceremony of the superyacht will be held on July the 17th at Perini Navi’s facility in Viareggio. The aluminium hull and superstructure were completed at Perini's Turkish yard. Read More

Palmer Johnson launches first 170’ mega sport yacht

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Palmer Johnson earlier today launched the first of three 170’s for a repeat client. “This significant launch certainly cements Palmer Johnson’s Sportyacht concept by passing the 50 metre benchmark and further confirms the appeal of the Sportyacht genre .” said company President Mike Kelsey. The PJ 170 will be the largest Sportyacht built. Read More

Heesen Yachts delivers superyacht Perle Noire (ex Willpower)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery to her owners of hull number 14537, MY Perle Noire (ex Willpower), ninth in the 3700 series, whose forbear was delivered in 2004. The tenth yacht in the 3700 series, YN 15437, is due for delivery in the summer of 2011. Perle Noire is an all-aluminium vessel with the ability to reach a speed of 31 Knots. Read More

Royal Huisman launches superyacht Twizzle

Friday, 9 July 2010

Royal Huisman have launched the 57.5 metre superyacht Twizzle, and one of our readers has send us the first photo. She is a flybridge ketch for experienced owners, who have brought significant experience with previous yachts to this project. They in the past owned a 55m Feadship motor yacht and previously owned a large Perini Navi. Read More

Jongert launches Uisge Beatha, a Jongert 2400M

Friday, 9 July 2010

Jongert Shipyard has launched Uisge Beatha. She has been built for a Scottish owner who wanted to be able to sail the yacht together with her partner without a crew. In the past the owners had a shipyard themselves and they have orientated themselves worldwide before they made their choice. Read More

Heesen Yachts launch superyacht S. Bernardo

Friday, 9 July 2010

Heesen Yachts have launched motor yacht S.Bernardo, yard number 15044, and one of our readers has sent us the first photo. S.Bernardo is the latest hull of the 4400 semi custom series, which, alongside the 3700 Class, represents one of the most popular designs by Heesen Yachts in collaboration with Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Read More

Filippetti Yacht launches 95’ superyacht Biscuit

Friday, 9 July 2010

On Wednesday 7th July 2010 the Filippetti Yacht shipyard in Fano launched the 95’ motor yacht Biscuit. Biscuit is a one-off custom planning motor yacht originally conceived by another shipyard in Calabria, Italy. In January 2010 the superyacht was entrusted to the Filippetti Yacht shipyard for completion. Read More

Sputnik, superyacht support vessel of Queen K

Thursday, 8 July 2010

During a recent visit to the beautiful superyacht marina in Tivat, Porto Montenegro, one of our readers saw a new support vessel, the 60 metre Sputnik. Painted in the same colours as her mother ship, the 72 metre Lürssen Queen K, Sputnik was built by the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Malaysia in 2006. Read More

Blohm + Voss superyacht Orca named Palladium

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Blohm + Voss latest launch the 96 metre project Orca has now been named Palladium. The superyacht was launched on Friday 26th March 2010 and has recently undergone extensive sea trials. Both the exterior and interior ground breaking design of Palladium has been created by the British design studio Michael Leach Design Ltd. Read More

Breaking News: Superyacht Pacific ready to launch at Lürssen

Thursday, 8 July 2010

One of the most striking superyachts of the year, the 85 metre Pacific, formerly known as Project Josi, is ready to launch at Lürssen. The unusual exterior styling of the yacht comes from the drawing board of the Argentinean design studio of German Frers, while the interior of Pacific has been designed by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Read More

Superyachts Ulysses and Illusion launched by Benetti

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The Benetti shipyard in Livorno recently launched two new superyachts, the 46.50 metre Illusion and Ulysses. Illusion features an interior by the Rome based studio Galeazzi Design and Argent Design of London. The inviting interior is a warm blend of colours and sleeps 10 guests in three double and two twin cabins. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 5th 40 Alloy superyacht, Lena

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Sanlorenzo have launched the 5th hull in their 40 Alloy series. The yacht, christened Lena, is 40 meters long and has a beam of 7,90 metres. Built in Viareggio, the 40 Alloy series is a sensational line of fast aluminium super yachts with a planning hull. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, the 40 Alloy is a true head-turner. Read More 

Leopard Yachts launch superyacht Mariellina

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Leopard Yachts have launched hull 34/16, which was christened Mariellina. Mariellina is the first yacht entirely managed by Leopard Yachts. It has been sold, built and customised directly by the shipyard to satisfy the owner needs. The launching of Mariellina coincides with the presentation of the Leopard 43m line. Read More

Perini Navi delivers superyacht Fivea

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Following her late april launch, Perini Navi have delivered hull number 48, SY Fivea, a 45 m aluminium sloop, to her owner. The formal delivery was held in Perini Navi headquarters in Viareggio, in the presence of an Owner's representative and the Team of Perini Navi. Following the formal procedure, the crew proceeded with the flag substitution. Read More 

Codecasa launches 65 metre Lady Lau

Monday, 21 June 2010

On Monday June 14th, 2010 Codecasa Shipyards launched a newest 65 metres displacement yacht, This is the Lady Lau, Hull C 118, whose delivery to its Owner is scheduled for end of next July. The yacht is characterized by classic and traditional lines and has been realized following the precise wishes of the Owner. Read More 

Alloy Yachts launches 44m sailing yacht Imagine

Thursday, 17 June 2010

On Tuesday the 15th of June, Alloy Yachts christened the 44.2m sailing yacht Imagine. This is the second Dubois designed Imagine Alloy Yachts has created, having built the first Imagine back in 1993. The team of Dubois and Alloy Yachts, working with the owner has created a high performance superyacht. Read More

Leopard Yachts unveil the Leopard 43

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Leopard Yachts have recently launched their latest superyacht, the Leopard 43. This new fast motor yacht has a displacement of 190 tons and is powered by three MTU engines. She has a propulsion package of three MTU 16V2000 M93's, and the possibility of a single MTU 12V4000 M93L booster. Read More

Exclusive: 48 Metre superyacht Baiterek launched in Russia

Friday, 11 June 2010

SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to be the first superyacht publication to bring you details about Baiterek, a new superyacht built in total secrecy in Russia. The 48 metre was recently launched at the Samussky ship-building and ship-repair plant. Baiterek is designed by the Ukrainian design firm Proline and is a high volume superyacht. Read More

First Codecasa 45S launched and christened Framura 2

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Recently Codecasa launched their first 45s superyacht, hull number F 72 named Framura 2. This new fast yacht, designed by Andre Bacigalupo, follows the lines of the Codecasa 35s and Codecasa 41s lines. She has a propulsion package of three 2,400hp MTU engines, two waterjets KaMeWa 71 S 3 and one booster KaMeWa 63 B 3. Read More

Mondomarine delivers 41m superyacht Manifiq

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

At the end of May the Mondomarine shipyard delivered the 58th superyacht, the 41 metre Manifiq. The exterior lines of the luxury motor yacht were designed by Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, while Manifiq features an interior by Luca Dini and the naval architecture was done by the in-house team of Mondomarine. Read More

Lurssen superyacht Crystal under sea trials

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Following her launch at the end of April, Project Crystal started her sea trials last week on the North Sea. Crystal was built by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen and she measures 124.40 metres with a beam of 18 metres, making her one of the world’s largest yachts. The following photo of Crystal, which is believed not to be her final name. Read More

Superyacht Katie Sue II launched by Lürssen

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

On Monday the Lürssen shipyard launched their third superyacht of 2010, the 60 metre Katie Sue II. Like her near sisterships Linda Lou and Arkley, Katie Sue II features exterior design by the Monaco based studio of superyacht designer Espen Oeino. The interior of the luxury yacht has been designed by Glade Johnson. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship launches 68m superyacht Lady Christine

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Today saw the launch of the 68 metre Feadship superyacht Lady Christine at the Royal Van Lent shipyard on Kaag Island. Feadship hull number 801 features exterior design by De Voogt Naval Architects with an interior by Rodney Black. The owner’s cabin of Lady Christine is divided over two decks, and features a full-beam stateroom. Read More

Two new superyachts launched by Trinity Yachts

Monday, 31 May 2010

Trinity Yachts, L.L.C. have recently launched two new superyachts, hull T045, the 57.9 metre (190ft) aluminium hulled superyacht Mi Sueno, and hull T053, the 49.9 metre (164ft) aluminium yacht Imagine. Both yachts are designed by Trinity Yachts. Mi Sueno features an interior by Patrick Knowles Design. Read More

Sanlorenzo launched third SD 122, Anastasia M

Monday, 31 May 2010

Sanlorenzo has recently launched a new superyacht in the SD122 line, Anastasia M. Anastasia M measures 38 meters LOA, and is the third SD122 launched by the Italian yard. She is powered by twin 1624 HP Caterpillar C32 diesels, and has a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 3.000 nm at 12 knots. Read More

Hakvoort launches superyacht Pretty Woman

Monday, 31 May 2010

Last Friday the Hakvoort shipyard launched their latest superyacht, Pretty Woman. Designed by Cor D. Rover, Pretty Woman will start her sea trials in about 3 weeks and she is on schedule for a delivery at the end of July. The 39 metre yacht is built to Lloyds Special Service Craft regulations and provides sumptuous accommodation for up to 12 guests. Read More

Holland Jachtbouw launches 42 metre superyacht

Monday, 31 May 2010

Holland Jachtbouw recently launched a 42-metre, semi-displacement motoryacht for repeat clients. Designed and built to Lloyds and MCA, this project reaffirms the shipyard’s ability to create bespoke powerboats of the highest calibre. The yacht’s official name will be shortly unveiled at the Christening ceremony. Read More

 

Custom Line launches the first 124 superyacht

Thursday, 27 May 2010

A sunny, late spring morning was the setting for a new launch for Custom Line. This was the launch of the very first unit of the 124’ hull; the new flagship of the Custom Line planing fleet. The travel-lift system located at the Ferretti Group facility in Ancona was used to place the maxi yacht into the water. Read More

Mulder launches new flagship: The Mulder 92 Flybridge

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Following on from the recent deliveries of a Mulder 68 Convertible and a Mulder 68 Wheelhouse, Mulder Shipyard has delivered a brand-new Mulder 92 Flybridge to its proud owner. This lovely all-aluminium superyacht is currently on its way to the Mediterranean, where she will initially be berthed on the Cote d’Azur. Read More

Burgess New Construction Division completes 85 metre Oceanco superyacht Sunrays

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The recent delivery of the 85.47m (280.41ft) Sunrays by Oceanco was the successful culmination of a challenging project for Burgess, who were appointed by the owners to manage the entire build process from inception to completion. With exterior styling by the late Björn Johansson and interior design by Terence Disdale. Read More

Benetti launches 47 metre superyacht Imagination

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Italian shipyard Benetti has unveiled the first superyacht from their new 47 metre line. Christened Imagination, the superyacht was designed by Stefano Natucci with an interior by Francois Zuretti. The all aluminium semi-displacement Imagination follows from the experience which Benetti gained by building the 43 metre aluminium Diane. Read More

Sunday special: Abeking & Rasmussen launches 78 metre Titan

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Earlier this week the Lemwerder based shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen launched a new 78 metre superyacht, named Titan. One of our readers took the first photo of this grey hulled superyacht. Very little information is known at present; however the exterior lines of the yacht are drawn by Reymond Langton Design. Read More

ISA launches 60 metre superyacht Mary-Jean II

Friday, 21 May 2010

On a rainy morning, mid may, ISA have launched the 60 metre Mary-Jean II. The superyacht, designed by ISA measures 60 metres in length, and has a beam of 12 metres. She was launched in the presence of her owners, Yachting Partners International, project managers for the owner, Mark Berryman, her interior designer, and some local authorities. Read More

Moonen launches 30 metre superyacht Livia

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the third yacht in its impressive line of 30-metre steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Named Livia, this new Moonen 97 is distinguished by a truly original ‘New England/American Beach House’ interior from Art-Line and much else besides. Read More 

Exclusive aerial photos of 96m superyacht Orca

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Superyacht Orca is currently nearing completion and superyacht photographer Carl Groll took these spectacular aerial sea trial photos of Orca two weeks ago. The futuristically styled Orca was launched by the Blohm + Voss shipyard at the end of March and she features interior and exterior design by Michael Leach Design. Read More

Palmer Johnson launches PJ 150 superyacht Vantage

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Palmer Johnson announced yesterday the 7th launch of their popular 150’ Super Sport Yacht Series, motor yacht Vantage. With her elegant cream coloured hull and anthracite trim this PJ150 is sure to turn heads. The masculine interior features interior bulkheads and soles of rustic bleached teak. Read More

Superyacht Ceylan launched by Tansu Yachts

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

In August 2009 SuperYachtTimes.com unveiled the first drawings of two exciting new contruction projects in Turkey; the 35.20 metre Mothership OneFifteen Ceylan and her slightly larger sistership, the 36.40 metre Mothership OneTwenty Nomad. The first superyacht in this new series, Ceylan, has recently been launched. Read More

Heesen launches 3700 superyacht Willpower

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Heesen Yachts recently launched their latest superyacht, the Heesen 3700 Willpower. Earlier today the 37.30 metre superyacht had left the shipyard in Oss towards Hellevoetsluis from where she will conduct sea trials. Willpower is powered by twin 3,646hp MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines which provide the superyacht with a top speed of 31 knots. Read More

Nobiskrug launches 74 metre hull 783

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

On Tuesday 27th April, the Rendsburg Shipyard Nobiskrug celebrated another launch from its yacht newbuilds. Currently five mega yachts are under construction by Nobiskrug. One month after hull number 782, yacht number 783 is to be launched thereby celebrating the completion of the structural work. Read More 

CRN launches hull number 6 of the CRN 43 line

Monday, 10 May 2010

On April 21st, hot on the heels of the launch of hull 28, a new splendid 43m maxi yacht, the sixth in the CRN 43 line, was launched during a private ceremony. Once more, the event testifies the constant productive activity of the Ferretti Group’s shipyard, which has always distinguished itself for its top quality. Read More

Tecnomar launches superyacht Talal

Monday, 10 May 2010

Last week Tecnomar launched the 45 metre superyacht Talal, the yard’s new flagship. Talal, built to Rina- Charter Class, and the Maltese Cross, and is constructed entirely from GRP. Her interior is designed by Study Luxury Projects of Ancona in collaboration with the owner and the yard. Her style is elegantly classic. Read More

Exclusive Photos: Superyacht Orca starts sea trials

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Following her launch at the end of March by the Blohm + Voss Shipyard, the 96 metre superyacht Orca has just started her sea trials today. Both the exterior and interior ground breaking design of Project Orca has been created by the British design studio Michael Leach Design Ltd. Superyacht Orca will be delivered in time for the Summer season. Read More

Lürssen launches 124 metre superyacht project Crystal

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

One of yachting’s best kept secrets came out of hiding last week, when launching took place of the 124 metre project Crystal. Only her length and project name are known for the moment. he will be completed in the coming months, and could be renamed after completion. Expect to see more photos of Crystal in the following weeks. Read More

Exclusive photos: Superyacht Nahlin undergoing seatrials in the Ostsee

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The 91.44 metre superyacht is currently undergoing sea trials in the Ostsee following a complete rebuild during the last 4 years. Nahlin was originally built by John Brown & Sons in 1930 to a design of G.L. Watson. The legendary design firm is also involved in the rebuild of Nahlin to her former glory. Read More

Oberon changes the support vessel market

Friday, 30 April 2010

The launch of Oberon, the first Sea Axe, points toward an exciting future for Fast Yacht Support vessels. A 50-metre vessel purpose-built to provide round-the-clock service and support for a superyacht, Sea Axe 5009 Oberon is capable of travelling comfortably at high speeds in almost any sea state, thanks to the patented design of her Axe Bow. Read More 

The first Amels 177 superyacht Addiction

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Early photos of the brand new Amels 177 reveal the typically sleek lines of a classic Tim Heywood design. Photographed during her acceptance trials on the North Sea, Addiction is the latest yacht to be ordered by a repeat client of Dutch superyacht builder Amels. Addiction has been completed in good time for the European yachting season. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches the 4th 40 Alloy superyacht Princess Claudia

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy, Princess Claudia, measuring 40 metres with a beam of 7.90 metres is the 4th hull of the sensational line of fast aluminium super yachts with planning hull built in the Viareggio Shipyard. The Sanlorenzo 40 Alloy, winner of the prestigious international "ShowBoats Award". Read More

Codecasa launches 65m superyacht Family Day

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Codecasa have launched a 65 metre superyacht, Family Day. For many years the owner had been coveting such a yacht and truly believes that he has reached his goal. The vessel has been built following the Lloyd’s Register and MCA rules, mounts Caterpillar engines and offers the best navigation and communication electronic equipment. Read More 

Kingship launches the second Magellan 110

Monday, 26 April 2010

On the 14th of April, Kingship launched the second Magellan 110, project KS005. She is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2010. The Magellan 110 is the result of Kingship pulling together an all-star cast that includes stylist by Pieter Beeldsnijder of PB Design, Holland’s Vripack engineering and naval architecture, and Luiz de Basto’s interior design. Read More

Sunseeker launches hull of Predator 115

Friday, 23 April 2010

Sunseeker have announced that the very first Predator 115 hull was launched at Osprey Quay on Tuesday 13th April. The Predator's superstructure is still in development, and will be finished at the Sunseeker Shipyard in Poole. The launch was extremely successful and she will debut at London Boat Show 2011. Read More

Perini Navi Group launches 45m superyacht Fivea

Friday, 23 April 2010

The Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce the launching of 45 metre sloop Fivea, the 48th unit in the fleet. The private launching ceremony will be held on Sunday April the 24th at Perini Navi’s Picchiotti facility. Fivea, the result of a collaboration between Perini Navi’s naval architects and Ron Holland, is the third steel-hulled 45 metre superyacht. Read More

Superyacht Baraka launched by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

On the 15th April Proteksan-Turquoise launched their latest superyacht, the 58.20 metre Baraka. Hull number 51 has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and a displacement of 860 tons. Baraka is powered by twin Caterpillar engines which provide a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of 5,000nm. Read More

Sunreef launches the 102 Double Deck superyacht Ipharra

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sunreef Yachts is delighted to announce that the very first superyacht built by the shipyard and the world's second largest sloop catamaran, the Sunreef 102 Double Deck Ipharra, has been launched yesterday in Gdansk, Poland. The operation started at 11AM when the massive floating crane arrived to Sunreef docks. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches SD92 superyachts Lady Jane and Genie 2

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Within a week Sanlorenzo celebrated the launched of the tenth and eleventh hull in their 27 metre SD92 series. Both yachts have a semi-displacement hull and were built in the Viareggio facility of the superyacht builder. The Sanlorenzo navetta’s are well known for their elegance, high-end technology and combined modern and traditional lines. Read More

Lürssen launches superyacht Phoenix 2 (project J24)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

On the 8th April 2010 Lürssen launched Phoenix 2, project J24. Her delivery is scheduled for summer 2010, ahead of schedule. The original 60 metre superyacht Phoenix was launched at Lürssen in 2004. Due to her success it led to her owner developing a new project with the same team which includes Andrew Winch Designs, Moran Yachts and Lürssen. Read More

CRN launches 60m superyacht

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Last week the CRN shipyard in Ancona launched their fifth 60 metre superyacht since 2005, hull number 128. This latest 60 metre CRN superyacht was sold to her owners by the company’s Middle East agents, Sea Pros, who also have sold several other CRN yachts over the past few years. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches superyacht Dandy Six

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sanlorenzo has recently launched a new queen of the fleet. The Sanlorenzo SL108 – Dandy Six, with his 33 meters (108’) LOA represents the flagship of the fiberglass planning flying bridge motor yachts fleet built at the Ameglia (La Spezia) yard. The interior of Dandy Six is in ash wood made with spacing in birch. Read More

Logos Marine launches superyacht Meya Meya

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Logos Marine, a custom boat builder in Tuzla-Istanbul, has launched their 5th custom boat; a 35 metre, 115’, motoryacht named Meya Meya. She will be delivered to her Owner in June after final touch-ups and dock & sea trials. Her styling and interior design is by H2 Yacht Design and naval architect Ed Fry of Fryco. Read More

Update on Feadship's latest launch, Go

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Feadship has launched the third yacht in the exclusive and pioneering SL39 modular concept. Go was christened at the Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw yard in Aalsmeer (NL) in March. She will be ready for delivery in April, well in time for a new owner to take the helm and embark on a maiden season to remember. Read More

Aquos Yachts and McMullen & Wing launch superyacht Big Fish

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The last day of March was an historic day for two companies with the launch of 45m Big Fish at McMullen & Wing, and the signing of a second yacht, 50m Star Fish with Aquos Yachts. The launch followed an exciting and dramatic two-day move for McMullen & Wing’s largest vessel to date from the yard into the waters of the Tamaki River. Read More

New launch photos of Vitters latest superyacht Lady B

Thursday, 1 April 2010

On 27th March Vitters launched the 44.70m sloop Lady B. Lady B combines exceptionally high performance levels with superlative comfort. Following on from the success of previous yachts, Vitters again installed high quality technical equipment and a wide range of innovations without compromising on premium standards of onboard luxury. Read More

Feadship superyacht Kahalani nearing completion

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Feadship Kahalani has started her seatrials off the Dutch Coast. The designers at De Voogt have designed a 55 metre superyacht with a range of styling elements such as the rounded shapes of the dodgers, the recessed and elegantly proportioned window mullions, teak cap rails that runs over all decks, beautiful stainless steel details. Read More

Jongert launches first large motor yacht Lucia-M

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Jongert Shipyard launched MY Lucia-M, a 39 metres motor yacht type 3900MY. Lucia-M is the first motor yacht of these dimensions ever built by Jongert. The motor yacht line has been developed by the yard at the specific request of several customers who appreciate the design of the Jongert sailing yachts but prefer a motor yacht. Read More 

Feadship launches third SL39 superyacht GO

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Aalsmeer recently launched the third SL39 superyacht. The luxury motor yacht was built under the project name SL39 mk3 and has now been christened GO. After completion GO will head to the Mediterranean from where she will be available for charter through Feadship Charter. Read More

Nobiskrug launches 74 metre hull 782

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Today, 30th March 2010, Nobiskrug Shipyard celebrated the launch of its latest newbuild with the hull number 782 which is one of five mega yachts currently under construction by Nobiskrug. Following an old tradition, a hearty soup was served in the shipbuilding hall for all employees and subcontractors. Read More

Blohm + Voss launches superyacht Orca

Monday, 29 March 2010

Last Friday Michael Leach Design Ltd and Blohm+Voss launched the 96 metre superyacht code named, Orca. Both the exterior and interior ground breaking design of Project Orca has been created by the British design studio Michael Leach Design Ltd. Following extensive sea trials, Orca will be delivered in time for the summer season. Read More

Kokomo graces the Hauraki Gulf

Monday, 29 March 2010

Recently launched 58.4 metre Kokomo, sailed the Hauraki Gulf last week and completed one of several sea trials. The keys were handed over to her Australian owner, just a few days later. Kokomo left the men who sailed her last Thursday, only wanting more. That day, she showed off her seaworthiness, sailing upwind in 20 to 25 knots.Read More 

Oceanco delivers 85.5m superyacht Sunrays

Friday, 26 March 2010

On 9 March 2010 and earlier than planned, Oceanco proudly delivered Sunrays. Following on from the traditional breaking of the champagne bottle at her delivery party at the Oceanco shipyard, Sunrays took the waves for her maiden voyage. Luxurious, powerful and technologically unparalleled, Sunrays is an 85.5m superyacht. Read More 

SYT Exclusive: Vitters launches superyacht Lady B

Friday, 26 March 2010

Yesterday the Dutch based shipyard Vitters transported their latest superyacht, the 44.7 metre Lady B, from their shipyard in Zwartsluis, The Netherlands, to Harlingen. In Harlingen the yacht will be launched into the water, followed by the stepping of her mast and extensive sea trials before delivery. Read More

Successful seatrials for Troy Marine's superyacht Imbros

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

On 9th of January Troy Marine launched its largest project to date 42 meters Imbros. During the sea trials the yacht performed excellently and exceeded all expectations. The luxury yacht will be ready for June 2010 upon finalizing the interior. She is BV registered and the yacht is fully MCA compliant. Read More

Christensen launches John Rosatti's megayacht Remember When

Monday, 22 March 2010

Last week the Christensen Shipyard launched the 162ft megayacht Remember When. She is built for well known yachtsman John Rosatti. Remember When has many innovative features and she will be one of the first megayachts of her size to be equipped with an integrated dynamic positioning system. Read More

World Exclusive: Freire Shipyard launches 73m superyacht Pegaso

Friday, 19 March 2010

Earlier this week one of the most secretive superyacht projects, the 73.31 metre Pegaso, has been launched by the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The superyacht is built for a well known Mexican businessman who is apparently planning to use the motor yacht for Oceanographic research. Pegaso is the largest yacht ever built in Spain. Read More

Yachtplus launch Foster+Partners designed superyacht Ocean Pearl

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Fractional ownership super-yacht company YachtPlus this week launched the second yacht of its four yacht fleet in la spezia Italy. christened Ocean Pearl, this stunning 41 metre yacht , identical to its Foster+Partners designed sister yacht Ocean Emerald, will operate a series of cruises throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Read More

Heesen launches 50m superyacht Sky

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Heesen Yachts has announced that, hull number 14750, a 50 metre full-displacement motor yacht, was launched from the shipyard in Oss in the presence of her owners, who christened her Sky. Sky is a fully customized 50 metre superyacht of over 500GT (approx. 650GT), with exterior styling by Omega Architects. Read More

Oceanco complete superyacht Sunrays (Y705)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

In November 2009 Oceanco project Y705, Sunrays, was launched from their shipyard in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands. SuperYachtTimes.com can now report that the 85.47 metre superyacht has been completed and arrived in Gibraltar yesterday, where superyacht photographer Giovanni Romero took the following photos. Read More

Hakvoort launches 48m superyacht

Friday, 12 March 2010

Hakvoort have launched hull 243. The superyacht is designed by Diana Yacht Design & Glade Johnson, and has been designed to allow her decks to be enjoyed comfortably throughout the year in different climates. Encased in an aluminium superstructure, the yacht's luxurious indoor areas are finished in traditional nautical style. Read More

MCP Yachts launches superyacht Red Pearl

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Brazilian based shipyard MCP Yachts has just launched their latest superyacht, Red Pearl. She is the second Europa 100 motor yacht launched by MCP following the launch of Lady Genyr in 2008. The 30.48 metre Red Pearl, hull number 081, is now finalising her sea trials before she will be delivered to her Russian owner. Read More

ISA reveals 63m superyacht

Monday, 8 March 2010

With her Moon stone hull and Stark white superstructure, ISA’s magnificent new 63 metre motor yacht is now fully visible outside the shed where she was built. She is the largest superyacht ever built by ISA and is the first of three superyacht over 50 metres due to be launched and delivered by the shipyard this year. Read More

Spiip, the new Philippe Briand designed CNB 86

Friday, 5 March 2010

The new CNB 86, a Philippe Briand designed aluminium superyacht, follows Grand Bleu Vintage (CNB 95), the CNB 105 and Hamilton II  in the Deck Salon CNB family. Performance, comfort, elegance directed the design of this new aluminium 86' developed for an experienced customer. Spiip, launched in October 2009 in Bordeaux, is an experienced owner’s yacht. Read More 

Baglietto launches the new 42m Wide Body superyacht Lucky Me

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Entirely built in aluminum, the superyacht has a length of 42 metres and a beam of 8 metres. The exterior lines and the interior design are characterised by the creativity of her architect Francesco Paszkowski. Lucky Me features an elegant and contemporary décor, enriched by alternating wood essences. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 44 Steel

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Sanlorenzo has recently lauched its first steel megayacht, the Sanlorenzo 44 Steel. The 44 Steel, with its 44 meters length, is the new flagship of Sanlorenzo’s fleet. It is a 3 decks steel displacement hull, in steel, with an aluminium superstructure. The well-balanced exterior lines have been conceived to give maximum light to the interior. Read More 

Exclusive: Su Marine launches superyacht Zelda

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Taka Yachts informs SuperYachtTimes.com that Turkish yacht builder Su Marine has launched the 36 metre Zelda. The gulet styled motor sailor was transported over a distance of 11 km from the shipyard of Su Marine to the open water. The Turkish transport company Hareket Nakliyat was responsible for the transportation of the 150t vessel. Read More

Southern Wind launches 110ft S/Y Thalima

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

At the end of last month the Cape Town based shipyard Southern Wind launched their new flagship, the SW 110 RS Thalima. The superyacht is built for an experienced owner who for the third time has entrusted the same team, Southern Wind, Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Design, to build his latest superyacht. Read More

Delighted owner launches new Feadship Kahalani

Monday, 25 January 2010

The sound of trumpets filled the yard as Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw launched the 55.05m (180’7”) Feadship Kahalani on Saturday 16 January 2010. Her delighted owner had flown in members of the Light Infantry Buglers to serve as a guard of honor and add extra gravitas to the name giving ceremony. Read More 

Troy Marine launches superyacht Imbros

Thursday, 21 January 2010

On January 9th the Istanbul based shipyard Troy Marine launched their first superyacht, the 42 metre Imbros. The explorer superyacht will be ready for delivery in June 2010 and following her launch Troy Marine will continue to fit out her interior and commence sea trials. She is built to Bureau Veritas class and is fully MCA compliant. Read More

MCM’s largest new-build superyacht project to date launched

Thursday, 7 January 2010

The 58.4-metre Kokomo was launched at the end of MCM’s 21st year in business. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects with interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon, she is set to be delivered by Alloy Yachts in late February 2010 – in time for her owners to watch the Louis Vuitton Trophy (9-21 March). Read More

Successfully completed trials for the Argos G92

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Tricon Marine successfully completed offshore sea trials for its 92-foot (28-meter) Argos Gulfstream, the Argos G92, the first vessel from the company’s new limited-edition series of luxury, offshore performance yachts. The Argos G92 delivered impressive fuel efficiency, burning only 8gph at 8.5 knots (better than one nautical mile per gallon). Read More

Horizon launches Elegance 120 Espresso

Friday, 18 December 2009

As one of the world’s major leading yacht manufacturers to build the megayachts, Horizon Group has excellent ability, abundant experience, state-of-the-art facilities and advanced innovative technology to build the unique megayacht for the global customers. The latest superyacht is Horizon Elegance 120 Raised Pilothouse Espresso. Read More 

Alloy Yachts launches 58.4m superyacht Kokomo

Thursday, 17 December 2009

On a beautiful spring morning, the third Kokomo to be built at Alloy Yachts slid into the water for her trip down the waterway to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The 58.4m superyacht’s launch created a new record as the largest sailing yacht to be built to date, by Alloy Yachts or any other New Zealand boat builder. Read More

Barka Shipyard launches 39m Don Chris

Monday, 30 November 2009

Boat Building is a tradition in Bodrum and it is as old as the town, going back at least 2500 years ago. In Bodrum they have kept the tradition by capturing the traditional boat building skills and with training, local shipyards have become some of the best in Turkey today, building traditional wooden and steel motorsailors. Read More 

Nobiskrug launches 59.5m superyacht Jamaica Bay

Monday, 30 November 2009

Last Friday the Nobiskrug shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany launched their latest superyacht, the 59.50 metre Jamaica Bay. The new Jamaica Bay is the third superyacht for her owner, who also owns the 51 metre Fr Schweers built Jamaica Bay and previously owned the 42 metre Amels Tranquillity from 1984. Read More

Oceanco launches 85m Y705

Thursday, 26 November 2009

In a three day operation which started on 6 November 2009 Oceanco successfully launched the commanding 85.47m Mega Yacht, Y705. This tailor-made Oceanco Superyacht has been built for owners who have approached the project with great enthusiasm. Y705 is based on the proven technical Oceanco Y700 platform. Read More

Bilgin launches 123ft superyacht with an interior by Hot Lab

Monday, 23 November 2009

Earlier this month the Turkish based shipyard Bilgin Yacht launched their latest superyacht, a custom 123ft motor yacht named Noor. The slender exterior lines have been designed by the shipyard's in-house team, while the interior styling comes from the drawing board of the Italian studio Hot Lab Yacht & Design. Read More

Perini Navi launches Foster + Partners designed superyacht Panthalassa

Monday, 16 November 2009

Foster + Partners has designed a new sailing yacht Panthalassa, which was launched saturday at Perini Navi’s yard in Viareggio, Italy. Using natural materials to blend the interior spaces with the superstructure and skylights to introduce natural light below deck, the 56-metre-long vessel is conceived as a luxurious and flexible yacht for charter. Read More 

CRN launches 43m Eviva

Friday, 30 October 2009

CRN celebrates the launch of yet another superyacht, Eviva. Eviva is the fifth hull of the successful composite CRN 43 line. Eviva is designed in collaboration with Studio Zuccon International Project. She features some structural modifications on the sun deck, which has been elongated at the stern to make space for a helipad. Read More

Update on Feadship hull 680 (Pestifer)

Monday, 19 October 2009

Recently we were the first to report on the latest launching by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw. Feadship have now released more information on this 65m superyacht. She has been built for an owner who was looking to upgrade from his current yacht. The project was required by the owners to take only three years from initial contact to completion. Read More 

115 metre explorer Luna launched

Friday, 16 October 2009

Earlier this week the Bremerhaven based Lloydwerft launched the 115 metre explorer Luna. Luna is commissioned by a well known yachtsman, who owns several other large yachts, and apparently she is jointly built by the Lloydwerft and Stahlbau Nord. Following final outfitting and sea trials the luxury expedition yacht will be delivered late 2009/early 2010. Read More

First Amer 116’ superyacht makes debut in Genoa

Monday, 12 October 2009

The Genoa International Boat Show saw the debut of the largest superyacht built by Permare to date, the Amer 116’. The lay-out of this luxury yacht is especially noteworthy with three large staterooms, instead of the usual five staterooms found on yachts of this size. Another special feature of the Amer 116 is the elevator which serves all three decks. Read More

Launch and christening of Miss Lisa

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Joseph Artese Design has announced the launch and christening of Miss Lisa, a 92’ Expedition yacht built by Tacoma’s Citadel Yachts, Inc., formerly known as Aleutian Yachts. The long awaited launch on a rainy 4th of September was blessed by a partial clearing that appeared as the vessel was lifted from her cradle and continued until the craft touched the water. Read More 

CRN launches 72m Clarena 2

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

CRN is pleased to announce the launch of Clarena 2, hull number 124. Measuring 72 metres and with her distinctive grey displacement hull, Clarena 2 is so far the largest superyacht built by CRN and one of the largest ever built in Italy. Clarena 2 is a completely new custom luxury yacht by the technical staff of CRN and Nuvolari & Lenard. Read More

Drettmann presents Bikini Queen 2

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

With its latest completion of a Premier Yacht 135, the Drettmann Group has set new benchmarks in the areas of quality, technology and comfort. The Premier 135, Bikini Queen 2, is a stylish flybridge motor yacht boasting three decks, an overall length of 42 meters and a displacement of 265 tons. She is equipped with twin MTU V8 series 4000 engines. Read More 

Feadship De Vries launches Pestifer (hull 680)

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Earlier today, Feadship Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw launched hull 680; 65 metre Pestifer in the presence of hundreds of invited guests and shipyard employees. Pestifer will replace the owner's current yacht, a 49.77m CRN. Even though she may appear to be grey on our photos, she does in fact have a blue hull underneath the protective coat. Read More

Heesen’s latest 4400 My Petra at the Cannes International Boat Show

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Heesen Yachts are proud to announce that YN 14844, My Petra has been successfully delivered to her owners in Malta, following a christening that took place at the shipyard in Oss Harbour, the Netherlands, on Sunday 14th June. She will be on display at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, 9th - 14th September, Jetée Albert Edouard Sud. Read More

Aegean Yacht launches the 57m superyacht Montigne

Friday, 4 September 2009

Over the course of the last 30 years, Aegean Yacht, one of the leading builders in Turkey, has evolved intelligently to consistently produce high quality and seaworthy yachts that are regularly showcased in the media. Instantly recognisable for its elegant vessels, Aegean Yacht has now built more than 40 motor yachts and motor sailors. Read More

Seatrials of the new Lürssen Northern Star

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Northern Star, a 75 metre yacht with an Espen Oeino exterior design and a Pauline Nunns Interior started sea trials recently. Photographer Carl Groll was there to take the se beautiful photos of this impressive superyacht. As her name indicates, she was built for a repeat customer (who previously owned the current Polar Star). Read More

Van Dam Nordia launches second 70’ Performance Cruiser

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A year after the launch of the first 70’ Performance Cruiser Marmalade of Manchester, the Van Dam Nordia shipyard has announced the completion of the second PC70. An extensive development of the yacht’s semi-custom platform resulted in an efficient and smooth build procedure, with further fine tuning of the technical equipment. Read More 

Successful sea trial for Burger’s Sycara IV

Monday, 24 August 2009

Sycara IV, a classically-styled custom 151’ (46m) Fantail Motor Yacht, underwent an extensive sea trial on Lake Michigan where all systems were thoroughly tested. Her owners, being particularly concerned about the environment, wanted this yacht to have low fuel consumption and a small wake that would not cause damage to the shoreline. Read More

Amels delivers fifth Limited Editions 171 superyacht

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Amels has delivered the fifth Limited Editions Amels 171, exactly to the schedule her owner prescribed. The 52.30 metre superyacht, designed by Tim Heywood, has an interior styling resulting from a collaboration between Laura Sessa Romboli and Nuvolari & Lenard, who were designing their first Amels yacht. Read More

Heesen Yachts launch Blind Date

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Heesen Yachts have announced the launching of the fifth vessel in the 47-Metre displacement range, whose design resulted from the close collaboration of Heesen Yachts’ in house naval architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who conceived her stream-lined exterior design with its pelican beak bow. Read More 

Sunrise Yachts launches 45m superyacht Africa

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Last week we reported that the first Sunrise superyacht was nearing completion and Sunrise Yachts has just informed us that the 45 metre Africa has been launched. The Sunrise 45m, is a full displacement, long-range motor yacht, with high-tensile steel hull and aluminum superstructure and powered with 2 MTU 12V2000M70 engines. Read More

Marin LuxurYachts unveils Elena and Y0101

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Recently the Vigo based Marin LuxurYachts, the superyacht brand of the Spanish shipyard Factoria Naval Marin, launched their first two superyachts and SuperYachtTimes.com was there. The first vessel is the 42 metre schooner Elena, which is a replica of a design by the Legendary Nathanael Herreshoff. Read More

CNB launch the CNB100 Chrisco

Friday, 24 July 2009

CNB recently launched the CNB100, designed by Luca Brenta & C. Yacht Design naval architects. Wetzel Brown partners were chosen for the interior and the Bordeaux based yard was in charge of construction. The CNB 100 is a modern superyacht, constructed out of a carbonfibre / balsa / vinylester hull, and 75 unique glass panels constitute the deckhouse. Read More 

First look onboard the Warren Yachts S120 superyacht

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Warren Yachts have recently launched the Warren S120, a 36.57m fast sportsyacht, designed by Peter Lowe. The superyacht has a four cabin layout, with accommodation for up to 8 guests. All guest cabins, which consist of the owner's stateroom and of three double cabins, are located on the lower deck. Read More

Dutch Yacht Builders launches 43m superyacht

Monday, 20 July 2009

Dutch Yacht Builders has recently launched their first superyacht, the 43.5 metre DYB43. She was built at this Dutch shipyard in close co-operation with the owner and his management team, Camberley International Inc. Built out of aluminium the luxury yacht has been designed by Cor D. Rover and the hull has been designed by Van Oossanen & Associates. Read More

Kingship launches the Columbus 90

Monday, 20 July 2009

Kingship is scheduled to deliver the Columbus 90 to its owner in the Autumn. The yacht was rolled out of the shed and hit the water in early July for preliminary trials. Designed and engineered by Vripack International, the concept of the Columbus 90 is to build a sophisticated yacht in compliance with a Classification. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches SD92 Telli 3 and SD122 FX

Friday, 17 July 2009

Last month, on exactly the same day, Sanlorenzo Spa launched two new semi-displacement superyachts for a father and his daughter, who are both long standing Sanlorenzo owners, from their Viareggio facility. The father, owner of the stunning SD122 FX, presented the SD92 Telli 3 as a gift to his daughter. Read More

Lürssen launches 75m superyacht Northern Star

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Today the Lürssen Rendsburg shipyard launched the 75 metre Northern Star, also known as Project Scout. Her owner had previously built a 63 metre superyacht with the same name at Lürssen and realizes yet another dream in a 12m longer yacht. Following final outfitting and sea trials the luxury expedition yacht will be delivered in October 2009. Read More

Sailing yacht Nostromo launched at Pendennis

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

On a beautiful summer evening S.Y Nostromo - the latest Dubois/ Pendennis collaboration - emerged from the construction hall at the Falmouth Superyacht yard. Built in an impressive 18 months, the 30m aluminum sloop is a true benchmark for British marine engineering design excellence. After delivery the yacht will head to the Mediterranean. Read More

Nazenin V launched at the RMK Marine Shipyard

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Nazenin V was launched recently at the RMK Marine Shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. The elegant aluminium 52m ketch was launched on the new specialist custom design rail slipway at the yard. The yacht dominated the slipway, which is designed to carry vessels with a capacity of up to 60m in length and 685 tonnes. Read More 

Delta's recently launched Katya

Monday, 13 July 2009

Delta recently launched Katya – a 151-foot full-displacement superyacht built to travel the world’s oceans. Katya is the fifth yacht built out of Delta’s proven full-displacement design and is both Lloyd’s and MCA classed. Her striking exterior is styled by the in-house Delta Design Group, who is also responsible for the entire engineering package. Read More

Moonen launches Phoebe

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Moonen has announced to SuperYachtTimes.com the launch of the first “99 Alu,” Phoebe, a stretched version of the “94 Alu” in the shipyard’s Semi-Displacement Fast Yacht Series. Phoebe was hauled out of the construction hall in Moonen’s main ’s-Hertogenbosch facility on Saturday 6 June and lowered into the water by Travelift. Read More 

Wally launches the new Wally 100 Y3K

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The second 100 footer is in the water after only one month from the delivery of Indio: the new Y3K was successfully launched during a private ceremony. She is a further development of the current Y3K: the owner is a truly passionate sailor who enjoys cruising with his family as well as competitively racing. Read More

Palmer Johnson launches two 150's

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Palmer Johnson have announced today the back to back deliveries of their popular 150’ Super Sport Yacht Series. Blue Ice, 150’ hull number five and Oneness hull number six of the 150’ series will both sail the Mediterranean this summer along with other recent launches giving the company an even higher profile in this ever important cruising ground. Read More

Tamsen Yachts launches taTii

Thursday, 2 July 2009

With taTii, Tamsen Yachts has once again presented a modern super yacht with a captivating blend of a comfortable elegance and a cheerful attitude towards life. The Tamsen line is constructed of innovative light-weight composite materials and every detail has been meticulously planned to guarantee a maximum of pleasure and comfort on board. Read More 

Burger Boat launches Sycara IV

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sycara IV, a classically-styled custom 151′-03″ Fantail Motor Yacht, was launched this past Saturday in front of a crowd of well wishers. Her owner, family and friends watched as Sycara IV was gently lowered into the Manitowoc River by Burger’s 500mt Marine Travelift shortly after she was christened by Elsie Catena. Read More 

Apache II launched by Baglietto

Monday, 29 June 2009

Cantieri Navali Baglietto have launched hull 10208, Apache II, last month. She is a 44-metre aluminium planing motoryacht. She has a top speed of 28 knots, and her engines produce over 7,000 hp. The yacht has been designed for luxurious comfort and speed, taking advantage of the extensive technical experience of the yard. Read More 

Codecasa unveils Flying Dagger

Monday, 29 June 2009

Italian shipyard Codecasa have launched Flying Dagger on June 15, 2009. This latest Codecasa 41s, hull C 119, is the second in the 41s series (the first one was Family Day, winner of the 2007 International Yachts Trophy). Her sporty and streamlined exterior created by designer Andre Bacigalupo, and she is built for an existing Codecasa client. Read More 

Fitzroy Yachts launches Salperton IV

Friday, 19 June 2009

Salperton IV, the latest creation to come from Fitzroy Yachts, has been launched. Testament to the award winning success of Salperton III, the owner again engaged Fitzroy Yachts for the creation of his next luxury sailing yacht Salperton IV. The new Salperton has been designed and built for even better sailing performance and long range cruising. Read More

Bloemsma Van Breemen launches fast cruising sloop Valquest

Friday, 19 June 2009

Bloemsma Van Breemen has launched the 41-metre fast cruising sloop Valquest. Designed by Ed Dubois, her sleek looks, silver metallic hull, low profile wheelhouse and clean deck combine to dramatic effect. After completing trials, Valquest will head for a short maiden season of cruising in advance of a guest appearance at the Monaco show. Read More

Cerri launches the first Cerri 102’ Flyingsport superyacht

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Cerri Cantieri Navali reports to SuperYachtTimes.com that they have launched the first Cerri’ 102 Flyingsport. This new luxury sport yacht, and flagship of the Cerri range, was launched on schedule at the Marina di Carrara on 11th June. The Cerri 102’ will make her public debut at the upcoming Cannes International Yacht Show. Read More

Cyrus Yachts launches 34m Cipitouba II

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

The latest Cyrus 34, named Cipitouba II, had a splendid launch in May under bright blue skies. The 34.30 metre semi-displacement yacht has a beam of 7.10 metre and a draft of 1.65 metre. Her shallow draft allows to access many otherwise inaccessible waters and berths. She displaces 150 tons and is built to RINA and MCA requirements. Read More

Bannenberg & Rowell designed Bacarella launched by Trinity

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Trinity Yachts, L.L.C. have launched hull T040, the 60m (196ft) steel hulled superyacht Bacarella. Trinity’s T040 started life at 55m but was stretched to 60m in mid-build. She was launched on 11 June 2009 at their Gulfport facility. Bacarella's exterior styling is by Bannenberg & Rowell in conjunction with Trinity. Read More

Mondomarine launches 41m superyacht Alexander Two

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The light alloy semi-displacement 41 metre Alexander Two, the fifty-sixth superyacht which bears the Mondomarine logo, was launched last Sunday. The exterior lines of Alexander Two were designed by Cor D. Rover with an interior by Luca Dini and naval architecture by the in-house team of Mondomarine. Read More

New photos of superyacht Eclipse

Sunday, 14 June 2009

CNL launches the first Admiral 42

Friday, 12 June 2009

A few days ago Admiral launched their new flagship, the Admiral 42. As soon as the interiors are completed the 42 metre luxury yacht will be officially launched in the presence of her owner and guests. The yacht is completely built out of light 5083 aluminium and thanks to twin 3,650hp MTU engines she can reach up to 30.5 knots. Read More

Blohm & Voss launches superyacht Eclipse

Friday, 12 June 2009

This morning the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg launched the superyacht Eclipse. The luxury yacht is designed by Terence Disdale and will have a gross tonnage of approximately 13,000 and reportedly measures 170 metres, which would make her the world’s largest yacht. The following photo was taken by Carl Groll. Read More

Tecnomar launches first Nadara 43 Villa sul Mare

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Over the last few years the Viareggio based Tecnomar shipyard has been working on their largest superyacht to date, the Nadara 43, and last weekend the first hull from this new line made her first public appearance in Marina di Portofino. The new flagship features spectacular lighting and large glass surfaces. Read More

Sneak preview: Vitters' new 128ft sloop Cinderella IV

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Vitters shipyard in Zwartsluis has just launched their latest superyacht, S/Y Cinderella IV. Her modern lines are from the drawing board of Tripp Design and the hull was built by Green Marine who have also built the hull of Ghost for Vitters in the past. We took this photo of the 128ft sloop yesterday at the outfitting quay in Harlingen. Read More

Lürssen launches 60m superyacht Arkley

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Following the launch of the 110 metre Darius in April, Lürssen launched the second superyacht of 2009 last Friday, M/Y Arkley. The 60 metre superyacht is a sistership to Linda Lou (launched 2006) and both superyachts have been designed by Espen Oeino. Arkley features an interior design by Mark Berryman. Read More

Mondomarine launches 50 metre Vafiadis designed superyacht Toy-A

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Recently the Savona based shipyard Mondomarine launched their 55th superyacht, M/Y Toy-A. The 50 metre semi-displacement superyacht was designed by Rome based Giorgio Vafiadis, who also styled the interior decoration, while the naval architecture was done by the in-house team of Mondomarine. Read More

JFA Shipyard launches 90ft motor sailor

Thursday, 28 May 2009

The JFA Shipyard just launched a 90ft motor sailor. The yacht was designed by Joubert - Nivelt - Goeffers naval architects and Rhoades Young Design was responsible for her interior. Built to Lloyds class and MCA compliant, the aluminium hull and type of engines are usually only found on motor yachts, but the JFA 90 is a true sailing yacht. Read More

Cantieri Navali Baglietto launches 53m superyacht Baraka

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Cantieri Navali Baglietto is proud to announce that on Saturday 25th April hull number C. 10206 was launched at La Spezia shipyard, Italy. The 53 metre steel/aluminium displacement motor yacht has been christened Baraka. She is the third 53-metre displacement superyacht, the first being Blue Scorpion, which was followed by Gitana in 2008. Read More

Palmer Johnson launches 135’ Sport Yacht Hull #4

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The PJ Sport Yachts are distinctively styled, and are widely recognized as the leading design in the Sport Yacht class. The latest Palmer Johnson’s 135’ Sport Yacht is striking, with crème colored paint, sparkling merlot accents and black mist domes that reflect the pedigree and time proven build quality of one of the world’s premier superyacht brands. Read More

The Inace 111 Catalonian Spirit

Monday, 25 May 2009

In 2008, Inace launched the in-house designed Inace 111, Catalonian Spirit. She is a spacious 34m trideck, with a 250t displacement. Built in steel and aluminium, she is designed for world cruising, and has a range of 4000nm. For a yacht her size, she features a very large sundeck, which is partly covered by a fixed awning. Read More

Marin LuxurYachts launches 40m superyacht

Friday, 22 May 2009

In April SuperYachtTimes.com was the first to report the launch of the 42 metre S/Y Elena by Marin LuxurYachts and we are now able to bring you news about the launch of a 40 metre motor yacht by the same shipyard. Marin LuxurYachts, a brand of Factoría Naval Marín carried out the technical launching of its first motor yacht, project Y0101, early may. Read More

Sea Pros Yachts announces the launch of two Custom Line superyachts

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Middle East sales representative of Custom Line and Ferretti Yachts, Sea Pros Yachts, is pleased to announce that Custom Line launched two superyachts for its clients this spring. The 10th March saw the first yacht hitting the water, when a Navetta 33, named MJM II, was launched for a Kuwaiti client. Read More

YPI Brokerage announces its latest launch in South Africa, S/Y I-Sea

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Mike Rich of YPI Brokerage is very proud to announce the recent launch of Hull 9 from South African shipyard, Southern Wind, near Cape Town. Now christened I-Sea, the highly performant Southern Wind 100 DS 30-metre cruiser, sold at the end of last year by YPI Brokerage, comes out just in time for the season. Read More

Oceanco’s Y704 Vibrant Curiosity delivered

Monday, 18 May 2009

On Thursday, April 30, and right on schedule, Oceanco proudly delivered its fourth Y700-coded superyacht – the 85.47m Y704 Vibrant Curiosity. Continuing a sequence of successful deliveries which include the 80m Amevi and the 82m Alfa Nero, both delivered in 2007, as well as the 75.50m Anastasia in 2008. Read More

CMN Yachts launches 60m superyacht Cloud 9

Friday, 15 May 2009

The 60m M/Y Cloud 9 was launched at the CMN shipyard (France) on Thursday May 7th 2009. Cloud 9 is the third unit of the CMN Line 60, developed by CMN in cooperation with Andrew Winch Designs. The superyacht shares the same hull lines as her sister ships, however the yacht features a unique custom interior. Read More

CRN launches the 60m Blue Eyes

Thursday, 14 May 2009

On Saturday 9 May the CRN shipyard in Ancona launched hull number 126 Blue Eyes. The launch saw a flurry of blue confetti rain down on the 60 metre Blue Eyes. The inspiring ceremony took place against the charming backdrop of a warm spring sunset. Blue Eyes was born from a joint collaboration between CRN and Zuccon International Project. Read More

Update: New photos of Feadship’s latest megayacht Trident

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Yesterday SuperYachtTimes.com brought the news that the Feadship Royal Van Lent Shipyard had launched M/Y Trident; the second Feadship megayacht of 2009, following the launch of Hurricane Run. The Donald Starkey designed Trident measures just over 65 metres and will be ready in time for the Summer season. Read More

Exclusive: Feadship Royal Van Lent Shipyard launches M/Y Trident

Monday, 11 May 2009

Feadship Royal Van Lent Shipyard launched hull number 800, Trident, last Friday. Trident measures just over 65 metres and her lines resemble her slightly smaller sister ship, Blue Moon. Like Blue Moon the interior and exterior of Trident have been styled by Donald Starkey Designs, while naval architecture was provided by De Voogt Naval Architects. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches two new superyachts; SL108 Keep Cool and 40 Alloy iBoat

Monday, 11 May 2009

In April the prestigious Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo launched two new superyachts. First to launch was the Sanlorenzo SL108 Keep Cool, which was launched from the Ameglia (La Spezia) Division. With a length of 33 metres, beam of 7.40 metres and a planning hull, the SL108 represents the flagship of the fiberglass flybridge motor yacht series. Read More

Wally launches 2 new sailing yachts

Monday, 4 May 2009

In just 15 days, two of the three new superyachts scheduled to be delivered before the summer, have been successfully launched by WallyEurope: the breakthrough Wally 130 The Dream and the Wally 101 Indio. The Dream is a high performance megayacht characterised by the water ballast combined with the trim tab lifting keel. Read More

Viareggio SuperYachts launched the 62 metre Roma

Friday, 1 May 2009

Last week Viareggio SuperYachts launched the 62 metre Roma. Following the launch of Candyscape II at the end of 2008, Roma is the second VSY 62 and second new-build for this new Viareggio based shipyard. Roma has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure and is being built to meet strictest environmental standards. Read More

Perini Navi launches Riela

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Perini Navi have launched a new 56m aluminium ketch; Riela. Designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects together with New Zealander Ron Holland, Riela, boasts an ultra-light streamlined aluminium hull with maximum displacement optimized at 545 tons in order to guarantee both excellent sailing performances and extreme comfort. Read More

Lürssen launches 110m superyacht Darius

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Yesterday saw the launch of Darius, the first superyacht over 100 metres to launch in 2009. Darius was launched from the Lürssen Shipyard in Bremen yesterday afternoon and will be delivered this summer. Darius is one of the 3 superyachts to be delivered by the German Shipyard this year, the other two being the 60 metre Arkley and Scout. Read More

Weekend Special; Launching of the Moonen 124

Saturday, 25 April 2009

In the early hours of saturday, Moonen Shipyards launched the Moonen 124, the largest Moonen to date. In August 2006 the shipyard signed a contract with a repeat client, who was attracted to René van der Velden’s shaping of the Moonen 120, which was at the time the largest design proposed for a newly developed “Displacement Series.”. Read More

Lazzara Yachts delivers the latest LMY 116 superyacht Le Bon Joujou

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

At the end of January the Tampa, Florida based shipyard Lazzara Yachts launched the latest LMY 116 superyacht, Le Bon Joujou, as a successor to the owners previous 80ft Lazzara with the same name. Following final fit out and sea trials the 35.59 metre (115'7") Le Bon Joujou is ready to cruise with her happy owners. Read More

Cantieri di Pisa launches Nena, the first new Akhir 118’ superyacht

Monday, 20 April 2009

Nena, the first Cantieri di Pisa yacht ever to feature a metallized grey hull, was launched in Pisa on Saturday 21st February. Built entirely of fibreglass, Nena is 36 metres long and almost 7.5 metres wide. Her dynamic, sleek lines reflect the great Akhir tradition, and are accentuated by two short strip openings above and below the dark hull-length band. Read More

Marin LuxurYachts launches 42m classic Elena

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The Spanish brand Marin LuxurYachts, which belongs to the shipyard Factoría Naval Marín successfully undertook the technical launching of its first two megayachts with steel hull in early March 2009. The first of those vessels is a 40 metre long luxury cruiser and the second one is a 42 metre long schooner of classical inspiration. Read More

CRN launches Sofico

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

On 9th April another new vessel was launched by the CRN shipyard, which baptised the fourth maxi-yacht of the CRN 43 composite line during a private ceremony for the owner and his guests. Sofico is a caramel-coloured yacht with a length of 43 metres and a beam of 8.6, capable of navigating the oceans in complete comfort and safety. Read More 

Platinum Marine Services launches 120ft superyacht Spirit of 2010

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Platinum Marine Services launched the 120’ Spirit of 2010 motoryacht amid the fanfare of the 2009 Vancouver International Boat Show. The custom yacht refit project was commissioned by a local Vancouver firm who plan to use the vessel for exclusive charters. Platinum Marine Services commenced the project from an existing decommissioned yacht. Read More

Oceanfast launches 48m superyacht

Monday, 23 March 2009

Australian superyacht builder Oceanfast has unveiled the latest in its new range of semi-custom private vessels with the launch of the Oceanfast 48 at the company’s Western Australian shipyard. The vessel boasts a world-class construction pedigree that draws on Oceanfast’s 20-year history in the production of award-winning motor yachts. Read More

Rodriquez launches the first YachtPlus superyacht, Ocean Emerald

Friday, 13 March 2009

Last month the Rodriquez shipyard in La Spezia launched the first YachtPlus fractional ownership superyacht, named Ocean Emerald. Both the interior and exterior of the 41 metre superyacht have been designed by Foster + Partners. The Rodriquez Shipyard is currently building three more superyachts for YachtPlus. Read More

CMN launches 60m Andrew Winch designed Slipstream

Thursday, 12 March 2009

On Tuesday March 3 the 60 metre superyacht Slipstream rolled out the CMN shipyard in Cherbourg and a few days later she hit the water for the first time. Slipstream is the biggest ever superyacht launched by the French shipyard and following the launch of Netanya 8 last year she is the second motor yacht in the new line of CMN. Read More

Royal Huisman launches J Class Hanuman

Monday, 9 March 2009

Hanuman, the replica new build of Endeavour II, was launched over the weekend at the Royal Huisman yard. Designed by Dykstra and Partners, and with an interior by Pieter Beeldsnijder; she made a dramatic appearance as she was lowered into the water. She was launched alongside the shipyard to step the mast and check all the rigging systems. Read More

Spirit du Brazil: latest Pershing 115 Gas Turbine on its way to Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

The latest Pershing 115’ superyacht, Spirit du Brazil, will leave Marina dei Cesari in Fano shortly for a long trip to her home port in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will take the superyacht about a week to sail round Italy, after which she will be loaded onto a large transport ship which will cross the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil where her owner is eagerly waiting for her. Read More

Gulf Craft completes delivery of three Majesty 121 superyachts

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Gulf Craft Inc is celebrating the recent delivery of its third Majesty 121 superyacht from its UAE shipyard. The announcement marks an extraordinary achievement for the luxury yacht manufacturer, which has 27 years of fiberglass boatbuilding experience and which has now delivered three Majesty 121 superyachts. Read More

Baglietto launches 41 metre superyacht Natori

Monday, 23 February 2009

The stunning 42m Natori from the renowned Baglietto yard was launched on the 14th February 2009. Project managed by Master Yachts and Jeremy Comport from Camper & Nicholsons International, she is set to become one of the most talked about vessels on the charter scene this coming summer season. Read More

Proteksan Turquoise launches new 53 metre superyacht Leo Fun

Thursday, 19 February 2009

On a grey day at the end of January the Istanbul based shipyard Proteksan-Turquoise launched their first superyacht of the year and the second one in their new explorer series; motor yacht Leo Fun. Like her sistership Vinydrea, the exterior lines of Leo Fun are from the drawing board of Paolo Caliari. Read More

Benetti launches 65m Silver Angel & 45m Harmony III

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Benetti is pleased to announce the launch of two new superyachts (Silver Angel & Harmony III), arrival of the first hull in their new Imagination Line and an order book of which 75% is already sold, for deliveries up to 2011. On Saturday 14 February the Viareggio facility did the honours with the launch of Harmony III, hull number 12 of the Benetti Vision line. Read More

Amels launches fifth Limited Editions 171 superyacht

Monday, 16 February 2009

On Saturday, February 14, Amels launched another superyacht (hull 455) in their successful Limited Editions 171 series. Introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2005, the 171 has already proven itself to be a highly successful model. Four 171's were launched and delivered since 2007; Deniki, La Mirage, Lady Nag Nag and Were Dreams. Read More

Oceanco launches Vibrant Curiosity (Y704)

Monday, 16 February 2009

Last week Oceanco launched Vibrant Curiosity, hull number Y704. Following the launches of Amevi (Y701), Alfa Nero (Y702) and Anastasia (703), Vibrant Curiosity is the fourth superyacht in Oceanco’s successful “Y-series”. The 85 metre superyacht is the third project for Oceanco with Venice based superyacht designers, Nuvolari & Lenard. Read More

Motu: 110ft superyacht by Fernando de Almeida and RioStar

Friday, 6 February 2009

At the end of 2008 the Rio de Janeiro based shipyard RioStar launched Motu, the first Procion 110. The 33 metre superyacht was designed by Fernando de Almeida Yacht Design who, in cooperation with RioStar, was also responsible for the yacht’s Naval Architecture. The all Brazilian team is completed by Clarissa Straus who designed Motu’s interior. Read More

The new Monte Fino 122 Masteka 2

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Kha Shing launched the Monte Fino 122 at the end of 2008 and she has successfully completed her sea trials and will soon be delivered to her Australian owner. This new Monte Fino superyacht will be called Masteka 2 and it’s the second Monte Fino for the same owner, who also owns a Monte Fino 96 called Masteka 2. Read More

Feadship De Vries launches Hurricane Run

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Earlier today, Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw launched hull 677; 53.50 metre Hurricane Run. She is the first Feadship to be launched in 2009. To follow the tradition of her owner's previous and current yacht, Thunder Gulch and High Chaparral, Hurricane Run is also named after a winning race horse. Read More

Sunseeker unveils new 30 metre superyacht in London

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

On Friday 9 January Sunseeker International unveiled their latest model at the London Boat Show, the Sunseeker 30 Metre Yacht. Only Men Aloud!, winners of the hit BBC show Last Choir Standing, performed at the official launch of the new Sunseeker 30 Metre Yacht, onboard the 37Metre Yacht which was berthed alongside. Read More

Viareggio SuperYachts unveils Candyscape II

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Italian shipyard Viareggio SuperYachts (VSY) have recently launched hull VSY001, the 61.8m Candyscape II, designed by Espen Oeino. Candyscape II features an interior designed by UK based designers Candy & Candy, who also designed the interior of the owner's previous superyacht, the 44.76m Benetti Candyscape. Read More

Palmer Johnson delivered 6 superyachts in 2008

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Palmer Johnson continues its successful run following 6 launches in 2008 of its distinctive Sports Yacht Series. PJ has now sold 18 of these iconic superyachts since the introduction in 2004 and will be delivering another 5 yachts in 2009. The company has also started construction on the first PJ 170 which is expected to be delivered in 2010. Read More

Two new MCM-managed superyachts emerge in 2 days in The Netherlands

Monday, 5 January 2009

Erica XII, the Hoek designed 53m sloop, built at Vitters with a Redman Whiteley Dixon interior, is in the water having had trim ballast positioned and inclination tests with ABS and MCA surveyors in the Netherlands. MCM acted for the owner, managing the construction, and MCM’s founding partner Nigel Ingram has been on site throughout her build. 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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 8 February 2013

Photo of superyacht project Dream

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Tecnomar launches new Velvet 30

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Maiora unveils the 39DP Why Worry

Friday, 30 January 2009

Alloy Yachts launches Allogante

Monday, 27 October 2008

CRN launches Rubeccan

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Lürssen’s Madsummer starts sea trials

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Second Moonen 97 launched; Sofia

Monday, 22 September 2008

Arethusa by Nereids Yachts

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Alloy Yachts launches 52m ketch Mondango

Monday, 15 September 2008

CRN launches the 60m MS

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Cantieri di Pisa launches the new Akhir 108'

Friday, 22 August 2008

Paolyre, the new Ocea Commuter 108

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

CNL delivers the first Admiral 40 M/Y Aqua

Monday, 11 August 2008

Heesen launches Elandess

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Christensen completes M/Y Casino Royale

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Southern Wind launches Mrs Seven

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Heesen Yachts completes Agram

Thursday, 17 July 2008

ISA Yachts launches Alexandar V

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Benetti SD launches Evergreen

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Benetti completes Alibella (FB 238)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Sovereign Yachts launches Al Duhail

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Moonen Launches Amphitrite

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