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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

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

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