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Oceanco rolls out 88.50 metre superyacht project 710

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Managing Director Sunseeker steps down

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Superyacht Bliss delivered

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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

Sunseeker announces Custom 168 Sport Yacht for 2017

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Admiral Impero 37 Nono launched

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

Superyacht Foam delivered

Monday, 21 July 2014

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

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

Ocean Alexander unveils OA 100 Motoryacht

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

First look on board superyacht Polaris

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Video of the launch of the first Azimut77S

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Jarrett Bay Boatworks to start new 27 metre project

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Princess delivers superyacht Solaris

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

New photo of seatrial of My Logica in Italy

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Benetti launches superyacht Cheers 46

Friday, 18 July 2014

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

Chinese shipyard Heysea signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

Heesen superyacht project Hé sold

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

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

Couach shipyard delivers superyacht Belongers

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

Sneak preview of 61 metre superyacht Saramour

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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

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

Superyacht D’Natalin IV delivered

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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

Superyacht Alamshar delivered

Monday, 7 July 2014

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

Oceanic Yachts 90’ to debut in Cannes

Friday, 4 July 2014

Oceanic Yachts 90’ is the new line of yachts built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia - Canados. The first hull in the series, Oceanic 90’ STS and named Dolce Vita, will make it’s debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014 from the 9th to the 14th of September. Dolce Vita lives up to the line’s philosophy of extended outdoor and indoor living volumes. Read More

Designer comments on launch of Forever One

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

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

Mengi Yay signs contract for second 33.50 metre superyacht

Monday, 30 June 2014

Following last week's news about Mengi Yay Yachting's latest construction projects, NB 88 and NB 89, we can now annouce that the yard has sold a sistership to project NB88. The 33.50 metre displacement motoryacht, project NB 91, has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Read More

Two superyachts well underway at Mengi Yay

Friday, 27 June 2014

Turkish yachting company Mengi Yay Yachting have released the latest news of two of their latest projects, NB 88 and NB 89. The hull and top structure of the 36.50 metre NB 89 began in July 2013. In the hull of the boat, 3 layers of cross coating were used, and the keel, wale and posts of the boat were printed in epoxy-laminate system. Read More

Burgess sells 74 metre CRN new build project

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Burgess has sold a 74 metre new build project at the CRN Ancona Shipyard. Providing long range cruising capability, this high volume yacht will have a gross tonnage of well over 1500 GRT. Andrew Winch Designs has been appointed to design the interior with exterior design by Studio Zuccon. Read More

Development of the Pendennis yard

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Extensive development of the Pendennis site commenced in February 2013, and has seen the previous singular construction hall replaced with two 90m halls alongside a further 45m double-width hall. This complements the existing 150m dry dock, providing a more flexible space for superyacht refit and new builds projects at the 6.5acre site. Read More

JFA Yachts delivers Long Island 85 WindQuest

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

May 2014 saw JFA Yachts deliver the first yacht in the Long Island 85 series, WindQuest, an 85-foot catamaran. The hulls are aluminium-built while the deck is in composite material. Fitted with a carbon mast and boom, her sail area is that of a high performance sailing yacht. She is equipped with 2 x 380HP engines and 2 x 27kW generators. Read More

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

Benetti delivers superyacht My Paradis

Monday, 23 June 2014

Benetti has delivered the 33 metre superyacht My Paradis, the first of three 108 foot Tradition Supremes, the new entry level yacht in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line. With exteriors by Stefano Righini, the vessel includes three decks as well as a well equipped sun deck. In addition to the Jacuzzi and dining table for 10Read More

81.8 Metre superyacht Kibo delivered

Monday, 23 June 2014

Abeking & Rasmussen’s latest superyacht Kibo has now been delivered. Kibo was spotted cruising around Norway and Sweden over the last couple of days. The 81.8 metre superyacht features exterior and interior design by multi-award winning Terence Disdale Design, was launched on March 9th, 2014. Read More

New 100m+ superyacht project at Lürssen

Monday, 23 June 2014

This photo, which was published on Instagram, shows a large, until now never before seen new Lürssen superyacht. It looks like she is around 120 metres, and that could mean that is project Tatiana. Superyacht designer Martin Francis revealed in a recent interview that he is working together with Lürssen on a vessel that size. Read More

Riva 122' Mythos Sol presented in Monaco

Monday, 23 June 2014

Riva's new flagship, the 122' Mythos, was presented in Monaco over the weekend, coinciding with the opening of the new Monaco Yacht Club. The Riva 122’ Mythos is the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard. Read More

Sunseeker 40M Deseo delivered

Monday, 23 June 2014

A brand new Sunseeker 40 Metre, Deseo, has arrived in the Mediterranean, which probably means that she been delivered to her owners. The Sunseeker 40 metre is designed and built to RINA unrestricted navigation classification. The main deck features a lounge, separate dining area and full galley, while on the upper deck you’ll find the sky lounge... Read More

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

65 Metre wooden yacht Lamina delivered

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Camper & Nicholsons International tells us about the brand new 65.2 metre Lamima, which was recently delivered in Indonesia, to a design by Marcelo Penna. The yacht will be available for charter in South East Asia, for clients looking for a bit of adventure.  Her build began in 2012 when boat builders set about constructing the world's largest wooden sailing yacht. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches 4 superyachts

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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

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

Video of Oceanco superyacht Equanimity

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Last week, Oceanco delivered superyacht Equanimity. The yacht has left The Netherlands, and she is currently enroute to Gibraltar, following a short stop in Norway earlier this week. Measuring 91.5 metres in length with a 14.5-metre beam, her chic clean exterior styling is the combined work of Oceanco and Andrew Winch Designs. Read More

Palmer Johnson signs 2 new superyacht contracts

Monday, 16 June 2014

Palmer Johnson have signed new contracts for a PJ170 Sportyacht and a PJ48 SuperSport. This will be the third PJ170 and the second PJ48M in these series. Palmer Johnson is currently delivering its second PJ170 Sportyacht and the first of its highly anticipated new generation PJ48M SuperSport this summer. Read More

First Nauta Air 86 launched

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

ISA Yachts launch superyacht Silver Wind

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Heesen sells superyacht project Margarita

Monday, 16 June 2014

Heesen Yachts has announced that YN 16847, Project Margarita, was sold on May 19, 2014. Project Margarita is the first of the newly styled vessels in the award-winning 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Frank Laupman has created the timeless design of YN 16847, a vessel that exudes luxury and elegance. Read More

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

Lamination of hull of first Swan 115 S completed

Friday, 13 June 2014

Last week, lamination of the pure carbon hull of the first Swan 115S was completed and the yacht entered Nautor’s Boatbuilding Technology Centre (BTC) to start the next phase of the build process. There are currently three flagship Swan 115s (two FD Flush-Deck and one in the S semi-raised saloon configuration) in various stages of production. Read More

SYT visits the Wider shipyard

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Two weeks ago SuperYachtTimes’ Maarten Janssen was invited to the Wider Shipyard facilities in Italy, and was introduced to the Wider 150' project which is currently under construction with the yard working on the hull of the boat. The shipyard was established in 2010, in which the Italian company introduced their very first project.. Read More

Heesen delivers superyacht Monaco Wolf

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Heesen Yachts has delivered project YN 16650, Monaco Wolf, on June 2, after intensive sea trials in the North Sea. Powered by the latest MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines, the semi-displacement Monaco Wolf hull exceeded the contractual speed by 0,4 knots, with very low levels of noise and vibrations. Designed by Omega Architects, she... Read More

Projects currently under construction at Feadship

Thursday, 12 June 2014

​Last week I visited the Feadship shipyard in Makkum, the Netherlands, as part of the Holland Yachting Group Press Tour 2014. Unfortunately, some of Feadship's current projects are being kept under wraps, such as the 70 metre pictured above. We have, however, been allowed to unveil more information on several of the projects​. Read More

Alberto Perrone Da Zara joins Lürssen sales team

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lürssen has appointed Alberto Perrone Da Zara to support their sales team. Alberto, who has extensive experience in the industry, joins the shipyard to further strengthen its position and brand recognition. "This job is a huge challenge", says Alberto. "Lürssen is an awe inspiring shipyard with four large locations that are all impressively equipped..." Read More

Visiting Balk Shipyard in The Netherlands

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Balk Shipyard is currently working on a wide range of projects, from building superstructure sections for the world’s top builders to refitting some phenomenal sailing and motoryachts. In addition to its full-scale construction work on superyachts such as Mikhail S. Vorontsov, Balk also creates incredibly sophisticated superstructure parts. Read More

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

The recently delivered superyacht Astra in Gibraltar

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Astra is the latest Limited Editions 180 superyacht delivered by Amels. She was launched by the Dutch shipyard in January. With the Limited Editions concept, designed by Tim Heywood, Amels has successfully bridged the gap between semi-custom and full custom superyachts, setting a course to further develop this segment of the industry. Read More

New majority owner at Westport

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Representatives of Westport Shipyard, Inc. (Westport, WA), announced today that the company’s assets have been acquired by Westport, LLC, an ownership group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family. Read More

Oceanco delivers 91.5 metre superyacht Equanimity

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

​Oceanco has delivered superyacht Equanimity. Measuring 91.5 metres in length with a 14.5-metre beam, her chic clean exterior styling is the combined work of Oceanco and Andrew Winch Designs. Equanimity is steel hulled with an aluminium superstructure and is propelled by twin 4,828hp/3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L engines. Read More

77 metre unfinished superyacht U-77 back on the market

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Superyacht U-77 has had a colourful and fascinating life since her beginnings in Chile in 2006. Her construction started out at the Chilean shipyard, Marco Yachts, under her project name Gin Tonic II, and she was first scheduled for a 2009 delivery. At some point during her build however, the project was put on hold... Read More

Tecnomar Nadara 40 Low Profile launched

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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

Moonen announces new superyacht contract

Friday, 6 June 2014

SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen had a meeting early this week with Moonen during the Holland Yachting Group Press Tour 2014, where he discussed the announcement of their new contract for the first vessel in their Caribbean series of motoryachts with managing director, Emile Bilterijst. Read More

CRN delivers 61 metre superyacht Saramour

Friday, 6 June 2014

The 61 metre superyacht Saramour left the dock at CRN’s marina on the 3rd June, where she was delivered on the 26th May. She can accommodate a total of 12 guests over 6 cabins, including an exclusive deck dedicated entirely to the Owner. Saramour will be cruising the Mediterranean this coming summer. Read More

Superyacht Netto completed by Nordlund

Friday, 6 June 2014

The team at Jonathan Quinn Barnett (JQB) has informed us that Nordlund Boat Company has completed the 34.86 metre sportfisher superyacht Netto. JQB was responsible of the interior design and exterior styling of the project. Netto is powered by twin 1,800hp MTU 12V 2000 M93 diesel engines which give her a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. Read More

Scoop: 140m superyacht Ocean Victory starts sea trials

Thursday, 5 June 2014

This morning the 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory (formerly known as project Victory) left the Fincantieri shipyard in La Spezia. One of our readers captured the superyacht while leaving La Spezia. Superyacht Ocean Victory is designed by Espen Oeino International with an interior by Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa Romboli. Read More

Numarine announces the 6th order for flagship 102’ superyacht

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

​With production already well under way, this latest order incorporates evolutionary changes from her predecessors along with a number of custom requirements at the request of her owner. She is scheduled for delivery March 2015. The exterior design was performed by Design Studio Spadolini with Naval Architecture by Umberto Tagliavini. Read More

SYT visits Pride Yachts in China

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Pride Mega Yachts has recently invested in a new state of the art facilities for outfitting of yacht between 80m up to 105m long. SuperYachtTimes.com's Maarten Janssen has just returned from a trip to the shipyard of China’s builder of large superyachts, impressed and excited by the extremely high level quality of the facility. Read More

Visiting ongoing superyacht projects at Heesen

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

SuperYacht Times’ Maarten Janssen visited the Heesen shipyard recently, and was warmly welcomed on a tour of project 17470, project 17255 and project 17042. Both projects 17470 and 17255 will feature a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHD). The innovation was designed by Van Oossanen, and is so called because the hull does not rely on the development... Read More

First look on board 37 metre Continental Trawler

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts have recently announced the hull and superstructure of the Continental Trawler 37M, have joined. The hull and superstructure have been sandblasted and preserved both internally and externally. Plumbing, piping and initial preparations for interior carpentry have already been started up. Read More

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

Visiting superyacht builder Kingship in China

Monday, 2 June 2014

Since it’s beginnings in 2004, Hong Kong based company, Kingship, has rapidly established itself as one of the leading producers of superyachts in the world. SuperYachtTimes director Maarten travelled to the yard in China, to discuss current and future projects. The quality of Kingship is reflected in the prestigious award from the industry. Read More

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

Sunseeker starts construction of second 155 Yacht

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

​Construction of the second Sunseeker 155 Yacht is underway as the team at Sunseeker International’s shipyard in Poole laid the keel of the hull. This is the first stage in the build of the second 155. A significant development in the construction of the 155 Yacht, the laying of the keel, was overseen by client representatives and also by Sunseeker... Read More

In Pictures: The newly delivered Sunseeker 40 Marin

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

​A brand new Sunseeker 40 Metre, Marin, has arrived in the Mediterranean, which leads us to believe that she has recently been delivered to her owners. The Sunseeker 40 metre is designed and built to RINA unrestricted navigation classification. The 25-knot, 40 metre yacht offers accommodation for up to 12 guests. Read More

Construction update on Tankoa superyacht project S693

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Earlier this month, SuperYachtTimes’ editor Maarten visited the Genoa based Tankoa shipyard, where he was shown around the 69 metre yacht currently under construction. Tankoa shipyard announced the sale of the 69 metre superyacht Tankoa S693 in March 2014, and are on track for a successful July 2015 delivery. Read More

Sneak preview of Royal Huisman Elfje

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Viking launches 28 metre 92 EB

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Progress at Wim Van Der Valk Continental Yachts

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Two new yachts currently under construction at Wim Van Der Valk Continental Yachts, a Continental III 25.00 Raised Pilothouse, and a Trawler 37.00 were moved outside earlier this month, giving us a brief look at the progress of both projects. The Continental III 25.00 RPH was moved into the sandblasting shed, in preparation of her fairing and painting. Read More

Lürssen launches 66 metre superyacht Ester III

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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

Hull and superstructure of 41 metre IAG Serenity joined

Thursday, 22 May 2014

April 15th 2014 saw great progress for the 41 metre trideck project, Serenity, when the main deck was successfully de-moulded and placed on the hull. IAG signed the contract with an American client for the project in July 2013. SYT's Maarten visited the shipyard in China in March, and took these photos of the project. With a length... Read More

SYT visits the Kha Shing shipyard in Taiwan

Thursday, 22 May 2014

During the Taiwan International Boat Show, the General Manager of Kha Shing, John Kung, showed me around the shipyard. Kha Shing is well known for building motor yachts under their own brand Monte Fino Yachts, but they are also responsible for the construction of the Hargrave motor yachts. Read More

ISA Yachts secures order to complete 71m superyacht

Thursday, 22 May 2014

​In January SYT had already exclusively reported that the 71 metre superyacht project Victoria had arrived in Ancona, Italy from Russia and today ISA Yachts has announced that they have secured the contract to complete the project. The contract works include completion of the technical areas, commissioning of the yacht’s systems, realisation of the interior... Read More

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

New photos of 140 metre Fincantieri Victory

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Although she is almost completely hidden from view from all sides, SuperYachtTimes editor Maarten still managed to take these photos of the recently launched 140 metre superyacht project Victory at Fincantieri. There is still a lot of work going on on board, and we expect it will a few more months before she will be delivered. Read More

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

Monday, 19 May 2014

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

30 Metre Bahama SkyMaster superyacht underway

Monday, 19 May 2014

Paragon Motor Yachts has announced the construction of a custom 30.40 metre Bahama SkyMaster. The vessel, being constructed for a repeat client, has been so named after its "Bahamas House", a voluminous superstructure featuring vertical windows that enhance the plentiful interior space while at the same time diminishing heat and A/C load. Read More

Closer look at STP shipyard in Palma

Monday, 19 May 2014

With facilities to repair and maintain vessels of up to 120 metres in length, STP is Palma’s biggest shipyard, and right at the heart of the area’s refit industry. STP are part of the group IPM (Iniciativas Portuarias Mallorca - Mallorca Harbour Initiatives), managing marinas and dry docks and providing advice and consultancy. Read More

Mulder superyacht BN100 well underway

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Mulder Shipyard have announced that the construction of the Mulder 34 metre motoryacht is progressing well and fully on schedule. The hull and superstructure of the largest Mulder built to date are expected to be delivered at the company’s new shipyard in Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands late July 2014. The engines and generators will be placed in the hull... Read More

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

First Sunseeker 101 launched and delivered

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​The first Sunseeker 101 Sport, Black Legend, was recently loaded on a Sevenstar Yacht Transport ship, to be delivered from the UK to Malta. Black Legend features a black hull and distinctive interior. No less than 300 bespoke changes have been made to the standard specification of the first Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht... Read More

70m Bannenberg & Rowell designed superyacht signed at Feadship

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

2016 will see delivery of the first 'holistic' Bannenberg & Rowell yacht in over a decade. The yacht is under construction at Feadship, and features exterior, and interior design by the London-based design studio. The yacht, which will be delivered in 2016, measures 70 metres in length. We plan to bring you more details, as soon as they are released. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches hull of 460Exp superyacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Sanlorenzo has launched the hull of their first Explorer, the 460Exp, which is now entering the outfitting phase. The yacht, which has been specifically designed for long-range cruising, has a gross tonnage of 460 tons, and measures 42 metres in length. She has a steel displacement hull, and an aluminum superstructure. Read More

Nakhimov signs new 37 metre superyacht contract at Admiral-Tecnomar

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

​Nakhimov has signed a contract with Admiral-Tecnomar to build a new 37 metre aluminium superyacht. The yacht, which is the fifth yacht commissioned by Nakhimov at Admiral-Tecnomar, is designed by Monaco based Dobroserdov Design, and Bannenberg & Rowell will design the yacht's interior. Read More

New photos of the launch of the PJ170-02

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Video of the launch of 52 metre Jade yacht

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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

Vicem Yachts 97 Cruiser sold and delivered in US

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Vicem Yachts has announced the sale and delivery of a Vicem 97 Cruiser to its new US yacht Owner. The yacht arrived in Florida at the end of March 2014 after its sale the prior month. Along with 97 Cruiser, Vicem Yachts sold a 77 Flybridge as well in April 2014. ​​The Vicem 97 Cruiser is the flagship of the Vicem Vintage Line and is constructed in wood. Read More

McConaghy Boats increase focus on superyacht sector

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

McConaghy Boats are to apply their race boat acumen and technology to the superyacht sector with a dedicated move into the large yacht market. This new focus will complement the company’s ongoing work in the sub 30m sector, where they are known as the world’s leading specialist composite boat builders. Read More

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

Live from Taiwan: John Lu of Horizon Yachts on the companies global markets

Friday, 9 May 2014

After graduating from the National Taiwan Ocean University with a degree in naval architecture, Horizon Yachts CEO, John Lu, returned to his hometown of Kaohsiung to gain experience in the yacht industry. His success as a naval architect led to the decision to establish Horizon Yachts. Read More

Live From Taiwan: Horizon sells 4 yachts

Friday, 9 May 2014

Horizon Yachts have announced the sales of four Horizon 88 motor yachts in the past week. Focusing on the American market with a philosophy of quick delivery times for instant owner gratification, Roger Sowerbutts, director of Horizon Yachts USA, told Superyacht Times’ Merijn de Waard that Horizon are constantly trying to accommodate client’s needs. Read More

Live from Taiwan: Tachou Yachts open to build yachts over 30 metres

Friday, 9 May 2014

The Taipei based Tachou Ship Building Company began in 1919 when Mr. Chen, then a young carpenter, built his first small wooden fishing boat. From those humble beginnings, the Tachou Company was born. Read More

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

46m Superyacht project 3072 well underway at Vitters

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Vitters Shipyard has released more information about 46 metre superyacht project 3072, the first yacht to be built by Vitters to a design by Argentinian designer, German Frers, as a project that displays “the essence of active enjoyment.” Combining extensive experience of high performance cruisers, the inaugural relationship between the two has been an emphatic success. Read More

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

Storm Yachts move 24 metre S-78

Friday, 2 May 2014

The hull of the S-78 was brought from the painting compound to the Storm Yachts finishing hall late last month. A short ride on public roads is an integral part of this type of move, and is always a high-profile event. Storm Yachts are currently determining the positioning of the pipes, the connections for the tanks and the components in the engine compartment. Read More

Horizon launches superyacht Carnival Liberty 3

Friday, 2 May 2014

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

Royal Huisman signs contract for carbon Sparkman & Stephens design

Friday, 2 May 2014

Details are still scarce, but Royal Huisman has confirmed they have signed a new contract. The yard has not released the length of the new order, but they have revealed who the designers are, Sparkman & Stephens. In 1969 the highly reputable design office of Sparkman & Stephens entrusted Royal Huisman to build what became the famous “Running Tide”. Read More

Amels superyacht activity reaches new heights

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dutch yacht builder Amels currently hosts nine luxury yachts at its yard. The six new builds and three refit projects range from 49 to 65.50 metres. In addition to the three refit projects, Amels currently has a total of 12 new build Limited Editions yachts in the 55 to 83 metre range. Read More

Perini Navi Group announces sale of 3rd vessel of 60m Series

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Perini Navi Group has announced the sale of a 60m ketch, hull number C.2232. This aluminium sailing yacht will be the third in the most recent Series of Blue Water Sailing Yachts created by Perini Navi. The interior will see the collaboration between Perini Navi and the Italian Architect Michela Reverberi. Read More

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

Admiral lays keels for 52m and 55m superyachts

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The traditional keel laying ceremony of two new superyachts, the Admiral E Motion 52 and 55, recently took place in the Italian Sea Group renewed yard in Marina di Carrara, marking the official start to construction. The yachts in build are part of the Admiral E Motion Series - full displacement yachts built in aluminium and designed by Dobroserdov Design. Read More

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

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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

Filippetti releases interior renderings of first Navetta 30

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

​With about one month to go before the launch of the Navetta 30, Filippetti Yacht has released these first interior renderings of the yacht. The yacht’s owner has chosen for American walnut and ivory leather for the furnishing. This first yacht features a 6 cabin layout, with the owner's cabin located forward on the main deck, on a raised level to ensure better external view. Read More

New 35M Princess superyacht released from mould

Monday, 28 April 2014

​It's the Princess destined to break the superyacht mould, but first it had to be released from its own mould. The hull section for the new 35M has been successfully released from its layup stage within the Princess South Yard Superyacht Facility in Plymouth, Devon. The hull, finished in Princess Steel Grey, slipped from its... Read More

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

New rendering released of W.100' superyacht

Friday, 25 April 2014

​W-Class has just released this photo-realistic rendering of the new W.100'. This yacht has been designed to compete in classic yacht regattas such as the Eggemoggin Reach, Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Antigua Classic, the Bucket Series and for occasional cruising. She is the minimum size yacht to qualify for these events. Read More

55 Metre Admiral superyacht tank tested

Friday, 25 April 2014

In 2013 Nakhimov Yachts signed a contract for the construction of 55 metre yacht to be build at Admiral shipyard. The yacht has a revolutionary hybrid power system enabling the yacht to cruise 10 knots on electric engines consuming just 95 liters per hour. Naval architecture is by Vripack, who have just finished tank testing the yacht’s hull. Read More

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

The 10th Nordhaven 86 delivered

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​In the vein of the Nordhavn 120 delivery comes another transit of the South China Sea, this time by Nordhavn 86, Koonoona. Koonoona will set sail from the South Coast factory in Xiamen, China, stopping in Hong Kong, to be delivered to her owner. The voyage, scheduled to commence April 30, is bound to be another exciting one for Nordhavn fans to follow. Read More

First photo of 57 metre Feadship project 810

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​One of our readers has emailed us this photo of a large yacht on the move in The Netherlands. I identified it as Feadship hull 810, the 57 metre superyacht that was signed by a client of Edmiston, in May 2013. The yacht is currently on her way to the Feadship yard on Kaag Island, where she will be completed. With radical exterior styling... Read More

Golden Yachts building 72 metre superyacht O' Pari II

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Although details are still scarce, we believe Golden Yachts is currently building the 72 metre superyacht O' Pari II. Built to Bureau Veritas, the yacht appears to have a gross tonnage of 1166 tons and should be delivered in April 2015. Read More

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

Blohm+Voss delivers 82 metre superyacht Graceful

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The eagerly anticipated yacht Graceful has left her berth in Hamburg on Friday, April 18 after the shipyard successfully achieved a challenging 23 month completion programme. This stunning yacht joins an impressive lineage of truly iconic vessels from the renowned yard and currently ranks as the 67th largest yacht ever to be launched. Read More

Scoop: Fincantieri launches 140 metre Victory project

Saturday, 19 April 2014

We are still waiting for official news, but this photo that appeared on Instagram today, shows that Fincantieri has launched the 140 metre Victory project. 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

Sanlorenzo Americas sells first SD126

Friday, 18 April 2014

At the Miami International Boat Show in February the team of Sanlorenzo Americas sold the first Sanlorenzo SD126 superyacht. Compared to the SD122, new features of the SD126 include a saloon terrace, bow seating with Jacuzzi, flybridge pool, and hardtop. The 37.95 metre superyacht is powered by twin 1,622hp Caterpillar. Read More

Keel laying of 63.30 metre superyacht project Zeus

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Last week the keel laying ceremony of project Zeus (yard number 249) took place at Scheepswerf Made. This 63.30 metre motoryacht will be Hakvoort's largest superyacht to date. Her unique contemporary profile is designed by René van der Velden to some very specific requirements from the owner. Read More

Oceanic Yachts Work in Progress

Thursday, 17 April 2014

​Oceanic Yachts announces that the progression of hull #1 of Oceanic 90' is proceeding quickly, whilst hull #1 of the 140' Dielec will be pushed to spring 2015. The first Oceanic 90' in its standard version has already been sold and is due to be delivered mid-June 2014. The amenities offered by the Oceanic 90' include the upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace... Read More

Horizon adds two new V series motor yacht models

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Horizon has announced the addition of two new V series models, the V72 motoryacht and V80 cockpit motoryacht, to our luxury yacht collection. After listening to client feedback, Horizon has purposefully reimagined the V series to increase interior volume as well as offer a variety of amenities and features. 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

Claasen signs order for new Truly Classic 90

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

​Claasen Shipyards has built many Truly Classic yachts, each of which was designed by Hoek Naval Architects. The yachts are renowned for their superior combination of classic lines with the very latest technologies. One of the most popular models is the Truly Classic 90ft, examples of which include Kealoha and Atalante, launched by Claasen Shipyards in 2008 and 2009... 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

Tankoa Yachts sells 69 metre superyacht

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts has announced the sale of a 69.30 metre superyacht, which is currently under construction at their shipyard in Genoa. Project S693, believed to be the project formerly known as S65-12, was sold in March 2014 and is due for delivery in July 2015. Superyacht S693 was sold by Michel Karsenti of Yacht-Ology. 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

McMullen & Wing to complete 50m superyacht for new client

Thursday, 10 April 2014

New Zealand superyacht builder McMullen & Wing has announced a contract to complete the 50m steel/aluminium luxury expedition motor yacht with yard number 1016. The project formerly known as Star Fish, was put on hold in 2012, after she was damaged in a fire, when she was two and a half years into her three year build. Read More

Princess 88 to make debut in Singapore

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The new Princess 88 Motor Yacht, with the Lucky Yard Number 88Y888, is to make her Asian debut at the Singapore Yacht Show, which starts today. The 88 Motor Yacht features an all-new infused long range hull - the latest Princess hybrid hull shape developed through efficiency lessons from the Superyacht Award winning Princess 40M. Read More

Keel laying of 60 metre Mondo Marine

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​Mondo Marine has announced laid the keel of their new semi-displacement aluminium 60 metre superyacht. The yacht is designed to reach a speed of over 21 knots and has a beam of 10.50 metres. She is entirely designed by Luca Dini. This is the first of a series of yachts that complete the new Mondo Marine range of 41, 50 and 64 metres... 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

Third Truly Classic 90 underway at Claasen

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

MCM is overseeing the completion of the third Truly Classic 90, building at Claasen in the Netherlands, acting on behalf of her owner. "Designed throughout by the renowned firm of Hoek Design, hull number three had been sitting dormant awaiting for the right yachtsman to have the passion to see her through to completion”, MCM’s Peter Wilson says. Read More

Superyacht Como delivered to her Owner

Monday, 7 April 2014

​With her modern bow and emphatic, whaleback sheer, this 46-metre displays the latest thinking in cutting-edge motor yacht design at Dubois. Recently launched, she has an efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, featuring full-length side decks and glazed side panels in the bulwarks to give the owner’s cabin uninterrupted views. Read More

Hull and superstructure joined together of Heesen YN 17255

Monday, 7 April 2014

​Heesen Yachts has announced that on February 28 2014 the hull and superstructure of the first ever 55m steel Fast Displacement motor yacht were joined together at the Heesen facility in Oss. YN 17255 was sold in February 2013 thanks to a beneficial collaboration with a commercial family office “Bilderlings Wealth” which represents the client and manages the project. Read More

Major investment to enhance superyacht build capacity by Pride

Monday, 7 April 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com's Maarten has just returned from a trip to Pride Mega Yachts, China’s builder of large superyachts. The yard has recently has invested over € 2.3 million in a new super yacht construction building to enhance its build capacity and quality. The new facility provides support for PRIDE’s current construction of the 88.8 metre superyacht Illusion. Read More

ISA Yachts launch new brand identity

Thursday, 3 April 2014

​ISA Yachts has announced the launch of its new brand positioning and visual identity. A select group of brokers were flown to the ISA Yachts shipyard in Ancona on Tuesday 25 March for the unveiling of the new positioning and an insight into a new, broker-focused sales strategy. The new brand strategy is based on a proposition of... Read More

Superyacht Blush officially launched by Sunseeker

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

​Sunseeker International marked the official British launch of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yacht on Monday 24 March 2014 with the help of its new owner, Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan. Following months of hard work from the Sunseeker team, the British launch of the stunning superyacht was held in Poole... Read More

Mondo Marine invests in Chinese shipyard to build motor yachts up to 27m

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Last week at the Hainan Rendezvous Alessandro Falciai and Roberto Zambrini, owners of Mondo Marine, announced that they have invested in the company of Guangfu Zhang, Sease Yachting Co., Ltd. Jointly they will built fiberglass Mondo Marine motor yachts in China. All the Mondo Marine fiberglass boats will be produced in the shipyard of Sease. Read More

Benetti delivers Delfino 93 superyacht to Brazilian owner

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Benetti has delivered the Delfino 93’ Zaphira to her Brazilian owner and the superyacht will make her official debut at the Rio Boat Show, which is held from 9 to 15 April 2014. The 28.50 metre superyacht features a blue hull and is one of the first large yachts to fly the Brazilian flag. Like most Benetti yachts, her exterior lines are from the drawing board of Stefano Righini. 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

Feadship’s pioneering use of glass on board Como

Monday, 31 March 2014

The recent launch of the 46.22-metre Feadship Como again drew attention to Feadship’s pioneering use of glass. The client requested unprecedentedly large windows in the hull and a wealth of glass in her superstructure. Like every custom project at Feadship, Como’s owner’s requirements were met in style. 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

New 40m Cor D Rover designed superyacht unveiled by Danish Yachts

Thursday, 27 March 2014

​At the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show, Danish Yachts unveiled the ingenious 40 metre Quadradeck. Designed by Cor D Rover with an interior by Patrick Knowles, this new superyacht is specially aimed at the American market and will be promoted by the company’s agent in the USA, Bradford Marine. Read More

Baglietto signs contract for 46m superyacht

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

​Only one month after the order for a 54m superyacht, Baglietto has announced the sale of a 46-metre steel and aluminium displacement superyacht. The Eastern Europen owned motor yacht is designed by architect Francesco Paszkowski. The construction of the superyacht is already at an advanced stage at the La Spezia shipyard... 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

Otam 100 Millennium under construction for delivery in 2015

Monday, 24 March 2014

​OTAM is working on the OTAM 100 Millennium yacht, under construction in Italy. Available for delivery in 2015, the OTAM Millennium is designed by an impressive team: Umberto Tagliavini for naval architecture, Alberto Mancini for exterior design, and interiors by Achille Salvagni. Read More

Construction underway on Mayra 50m superyacht

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Work is well uderway in Turkey on a new 50 metre superyacht, designed by Ken Freivokh Design. The yard, Mayra Yachts, was established in 2012 as an associate of Prince Group which had been established in 2003. Mayra Yacht has a closed shipbuilding yard of 3500 m2 within Antalya Free Zone. Read More

Heesen Galatea completes sea trials and exceeds contractual speed

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Heesen has announced that following the launch on January 17th at their facility in Oss, the new 40m sportster Galatea moved to Hellevoetsluis for sea trials. On March 4th and 5th, in perfect sea conditions, Galatea achieved the impressive speed of 29.7 knots: 2.2 knots above the contractual speed. Read More

Video of superyacht Como undergoing seatrials

Monday, 17 March 2014

This Dubois designed 46 metre superyacht was launched by Feadship a couple of weeks ago. The yacht, named Como, has an efficient, semi-displacement hull with a long waterline, featuring full-length side decks and glazed side panels in the bulwarks to give the owner’s cabin uninterrupted views. She is currently undergoing seatrials in Holland. 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

Lürssen project Thor under construction

Friday, 14 March 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship haveannounced the signing of a contract to build a 74 metre (242 Ft.) superyacht, which will be known as Project Thor. This completely custom, full displacement motor yacht will feature interior volume larger than any other 74m floating today. Andrew Winch Designs will be responsible for both the interior and exterior of the vessel. 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

CRN signs a new Letter of Intent for 77 metres superyacht

Thursday, 13 March 2014

After the signing of the Letters of Intent (LOI) for the construction of a 68 metre and the two SuperConero 44 m, CRN has signed a new LOI for the construction of a 77 metre ssuperyacht, destined for the Middle-Eastern market. The 77 metre superyacht is designed by Studio Zuccon International Project. Read More

Brooklin Boat Yard Begins Construction on 74-foot Frers Design

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Brooklin Boat Yard has begun construction of a 74-foot sailboat designed by Germán Frers. She is a uniquely styled racer/cruiser that's scheduled to be completed and launched in spring of 2015. A design that's versatile enough to daysail and race on both coasts of the USA and Caribbean, she will be equipped for coastal cruising and ocean sprints. Read More

Swiss Shipyard starts work on Silver Arrows

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Silver Arrows Marine’s innovative new Mercedes-Benz Style 14m luxury motor yacht, dubbed the ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ for its sleek automobile-inspired design, is to be built by a world-leading constructor of racing yachts in Switzerland. “With two America’s Cups and five Jules Verne Trophies to its credit, Group Carboman SA is our perfect constructor,” said Ron Gibbs. Read More

Hodgon Yachts announces one of the largest hull infusions ever in USA

Monday, 10 March 2014

Hodgdon Yachts today announced the successful infusion of a 100ft carbon fibre hull mould. The mould to be used for a pre-preg carbon hull is one of the largest single hull infusions ever done in the USA and one of a handful of this scale worldwide. "The amount of planning, organization and coordina- tion required to effect this successful work is formidable". Read More

Amels and Burgess sell newbuild Amels 180

Friday, 7 March 2014

The sale in February of a newbuild Amels 180 superyacht highlights the increasing weight owners place on superior delivery times combined with exceptional quality and design. Advised by the experts at Burgess in Monaco, the owners opted for a 55-metre yacht by Dutch builder Amels to be delivered in May 2015. Read More

New sale for Cantiere delle Marche

Friday, 7 March 2014

Vasco Buonpensiere, Shareholder and Sales & Marketing Director of Cantiere delle Marche, announces today a new contract signed for the sale of a Darwin Class 86’ Explorer Yacht. This new sale comes after other two contracts wich have just been signed in the latest four months. (One Darwin Class 96’ and one Darwin Class 107’). Read More

Moran Yacht & Ship releases more details about Kismet 2

Friday, 7 March 2014

Moran Yacht & Ship has announced it will be acting as the exclusive worldwide charter broker for a magnificent 308-foot superyacht, Kismet II, built by Lürssen Yachts. The spectacular superyacht, whose build is currently being overseen by Moran Yacht & Ship, is the successor to the 223-foot Kismet. 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

Picchiotti's 73 metre motoryacht Grace E completes her sea trials

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Grace E, the new 73m Picchiotti motor yacht and the third motor yacht of the Vitruvius series, has achieved excellent results in all of the tests scheduled for her sea trails: range, maximum speed, fuel and power consumption, Dynamic Positioning system. Her quietness and lack of vibration have pleased the technicians aboard. 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

Mondo Marine signs new dealership agreement

Monday, 3 March 2014

Following the signing of dealership agreements in strategic markets as North America, Middle East and China, Mondo Marine announced that another premier superyacht service professional has been added to its growing list of authorized dealers. Yacht Moments will exclusively represent Mondo Marine's entire range. Read More

Delivery video of the Nordhavn 120 Aurora

Friday, 28 February 2014

This video shows the delivery trip of the Nordhavn 120 Aurora, which was delivered in 2013 to her owners. The N120 is built to handle the seas as well as she handles her guests. Naval architect Jeff Leishman has made her waterline length a sweetspot in terms of wave period, and in doing so, makes long passages a very comfortable experience. Read More

More details released on Wider 165

Friday, 28 February 2014
 

Wider President and CEO Tilli Antonelli announced at a VIP cocktail reception and press briefing on the eve of the 2014 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach that his shipyard is building a 50-meter superyacht. The Wider 165’, which will be the Italian builder’s largest superyacht project to date, was ordered by the yard’s new co-owner. Read More

Baglietto signs contract for 54 metre superyacht

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Baglietto has announced that they have signed a contract for hull 10219, a 54 metre steel and aluminium displacement yacht, designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The yacht is expected to be delivered to her European Owner in summer 2015. The 54 metre yacht draws inspiration from Baglietto’s line of 53 metre yachts. Read More

Rapsody Yachts unveils new flagship

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Dutch Rapsody shipyard has recently unveiled the Rapsody R80, an 80 foot concept model. The R80 will have an aluminium modern and fast hull with a retro look, keeping her in line with the other Rapsody models that also have retro looks and fast cruising capabilities. The interior will be custom made. 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

Numarine launches 40XP superyacht concept

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Numarine Performance Motor Yachts has announced the launch of the 40XP concept. A sector first for the manufacturer, the 40XP concept will be the first in a line of steel hull trawler models that will encompass Numarine’s radical looks, performance and luxury, attributes all at the heart of the company mantra. 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

Horizon RP105 Agora christened in Japan

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

On January 18th, Agora was christened in Hiroshima, Japan by her new owners Mr. and Mrs. Akita; they held a traditional Japanese Shinto ceremony called "shinsuishiki" to launch and subsequently christen their new motor yacht at the Sakaigahama dock. In Japan, "shinsuishiki" formally announces the name of the vessel to the Gods. Read More

77 Metre SilverFast due for launch Q1 2015

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

SilverYachts are currently constructing the much anticipated 77 metre SilverFast due for launch Q1 2015. SilverYachts follows the success of predecessors 73.5 metre Silver, 73.5 metre Silver Zwei and 77 metre Smeralda, representing the latest incarnation of the ground-breaking superyacht concept. Read More

Fraser Yachts sells 19th Benetti Vision

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fraser Yachts has announced the sale of the new construction Benetti Vision 45m Hull No 19, a displacement vessel for delivery in June 2014. It is the latest construction of the very successful Benetti Vision Series. Her beautiful interior has been designed by Zuretti Interiors Design. Antoine X. Larricq of the Monaco office represented the buyer. Read More

Heesen Yachts and Burgess sell superyacht project Azuro

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Heesen Yachts has announced that YN 16650 – Project Azuro has been sold, in close collaboration with Burgess, who introduced the client. Azuro’s highly distinctive flowing lines were designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and embody the Heesen family look and feel with its iconic reverse sheer ‘pelican beak’ bow. 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 

Hanseatic Marine becomes SilverYachts

Monday, 17 February 2014

Australia’s premier superyacht builder Hanseatic Marine has announced their re-branding, new logo, website and new build projects under the brand SilverYachts. The SilverYachts’ name has been aptly chosen to capture the company’s impressive achievements and success to date with the multiple award-winning Silver Series. Read More

Christensen Shipyards signs contract for 50 metre superyacht

Monday, 17 February 2014

Christensen Shipyards has announced the signing of a contract for a Custom 164’ (50M) Series project. The sale was completed during the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. The 164’ Custom Series will feature a new exterior styling encompassing a fold out balcony and a swim deck extension. Read More

SilverYachts starts construction of 83 metre SilverLoft

Monday, 17 February 2014

SilverYachts has announced that work is underway on their fifth superyacht project. The 83 metre SilverLoft is the latest brainchild of Espen Oeino and SilverYachts’, based on their entirely new engineering platform. The yard tells us that extensive R&D, design refinement and tank testing has shown even further gains in the level of performance. Read More

CRN signs two Letters of Intent for 44m superyachts

Friday, 14 February 2014

Two weeks after CRN signed a letter of intent to start the construction of a 68 metre superyacht, CRN has signed two new LOI for the construction of two 44 metre superyachts. The two new yachts will have many of the CRN trademark features, such as a balcony that can be enjoyed while underway. Read More

Breaking News: New owner for the Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts

Friday, 14 February 2014

The Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts has just announced the completion of a deal that sees a new owner substantially strengthening the future of the company.This new backing will not only secure the yard’s current projects but allow ICON to remain an independent company and embark upon an exciting new growth phase. Read More

SYX Special: Interview with superyacht builder Dick van Lent

Thursday, 13 February 2014

He started young. Very young. Though the scope of his work might have changed since Dick van Lent gained his first grounding in the shipyard, his focus on providing exceptional, hands-on service hasn’t. The head of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent shipyard talks size, quality and moving into new markets. Read More

Wider announces construction of Wider 165 superyacht

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wider announced in Miami yesterday, that they will start building the Wider 165. The Wider 165 follows the Wider 42’, and the Wider 150’, which is currently under construction. Wider is known to combine a top performance in terms of design, versatility of the various areas and speed, with low consumption. Read More

Oceanic Yachts signs contract for first Oceanic 140

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Following last months news that Oceanic Yachts has sold their first Oceanic 90’, the yard has now announced the sale of the first Oceanic 140. The lamination of the hull has already been completed, and construction of the Kevlar/Aramat superstructure is well underway for a delivery early 2015. Read More

Sunrise Yachts signs 68 metre Skyfall superyacht contract

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Antalya-based yacht builder Sunrise Yachts will deliver John and Jeanette Staluppis nineteenth and largest project to date in 2017. Project Skyfall, designed by Vallicelli & Co., with an interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and OYD, is packed with new technologies. Read More

Mondo Marine signs contract for 40 metre SF40 superyacht

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Just a couple of months following the sale of the M60, Mondo Marine has now announced the sale of the the SF40, another semi-displacement project by Mondo Marine Engineering designed by Luca Vallebona. The project was sold by Mondo Marine’s agent in the Middle East, SF Yachts. Read More

Perini Navi signs 38 metre superyacht contract

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Perini Navi Group has closed the contract on the second yacht in their 38m Racing Line, a performance line that unites comfort with the quality that has always characterized Perini Navi yachts. Sloop C.2130 is under construction at the Perini Navi Group’s Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia and will be delivered in the year 2015. Read More

Sunseeker’s flagship 155 Yacht enters the water

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sunseeker International’s new flagship tri-deck 155 Yacht has entered the water for the first time on the 10th of February 2014, where it will undergo commissioning before starting sea trials later this month. Following the required pre-launch setup procedures on the quay side at the shipyard in Poole at the end of JanuaryRead More

Newly launched Sanlorenzo SL104 makes her way to the US

Monday, 10 February 2014

​The principal characteristic of the main deck is the path connecting the living room with the dining room/family lounge at the bow, which creates a strong spatial continuity permitting an immediate and full view of the yacht, from stern to bow, and achieving a depth of field very unusual for yachts of similar size. 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

Laurent Giles designed project Nelson seeks enthusiastic owner

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Burgess Marine is now promoting promote the UK’s last large independent superyacht ship building facility. Trafalgar Wharf, at Portchester, is to be the birth place of Project Nelson, a ‘Best of British’ modern take on a classic Gentleman’s Motor Yacht. The facility is currently leased by Shemara Refit LLP. Read More 

Azimut preparing the launch of third 120SL

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Azimut Yachts is getting ready to launch the third hull in their Azimut Grande 120SL series. The yacht is scheduled to be launched in April 2014. At just over 36 metres, she is an important part of the Azimut Benetti Group’s mega yachts business line. The 120SL is a shining example of Italian design with exteriors by Stefano Righini Design. 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

Front Street Shipyard introduces Setzer-designed superyachts

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Front Street Shipyard in mid-coast Maine is working with Setzer Yacht Architects to develop design documentation for a new motoryacht series. Featuring four new designs from 28 to 40 meters, the series is an offshoot from Setzer's broader 2014 portfolio of "New American Motoryachts," a collection of over 18 new concepts. Read More

​Delta unveils 40 metre superyacht Onika

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Delta has unveiled its latest project, a 40-meter superyacht with a new high-efficiency hull design, to be launched this spring. Built for repeat Delta owners, Onika embodies the simple elegance and warmth of a true Gentleman’s yacht. The Delta Design Group was entrusted with the entire design and engineering package. 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

First Sanlorenzo SD110 nears completion

Monday, 3 February 2014

In April 2014, Sanlorenzo will launch the first SD110 superyacht, that has been custom-built specifically for the Americas region. These renderings show what the interior of the yacht will look like. The 34 metre SD110 is the missing joining link between the 27 metre SD 92 and the 37 metre SD 122. Read More

Hunt Yachts signs contract to build 80’ Sport Motoryacht

Friday, 31 January 2014

Hunt Yachts LLC has announced it is building its largest model yet: the Hunt 80' Sport Motoryacht. An experienced yachtsman has commissioned this new 80’ Hunt flagship. Like the rest of the Hunt range of traditionally styled, elegant, functional and performance-oriented vessels, the 80' Sport Motoryacht is designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. Read More

The Beiderbeck designed BD80 underway at Cyrus

Friday, 31 January 2014

The BD80 sailing yacht, currently under construction at Cyrus Yachts to a design by Beiderbeck, was developed for an owner who had a rather particular request. The owner of the yacht wanted to be able to look out over the water from the yacht’s main salon, but did not like the idea of having a large deckhouse. 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

Eldoris project under construction in Italy

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Gaspard Yachts has announced that they are collaborating with Eurocraft on the Eldoris superyacht project. The 43 metre Eldoris , designed by Federico Fiorentino, is under construction in Italy, and is set to be launched in 18 months. Read More

New photos of 55 metre superyacht Vogue

Thursday, 30 January 2014

In 2013 we reported about the launch of the 55 metre superyacht Vogue, by the Turkish company Oruçoğlu Shipyard, who have now send us these new photos. The yacht, the largest launched to date by this yard, is powered by twin 1400 hp MAN engines, which provide a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. 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

New contract signed for Darwin Class 96’

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Just three months after the sale of a Darwin Class 107’, Cantiere delle Marche has now announced the sale of another Explorer Vessel of the Darwin Class line, together with Alex G. Clarke of Denison Yacht Sales. CdM has now 6 yachts in its pipeline to be delivered in 2014 and 2015. 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

Heesen Yachts launches Galactica Star iPad App

Friday, 24 January 2014

Heesen Yachts has launched a new iPad App featuring the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht Galactica Star. Galactica Star, with a top speed of over 28 knots but using 20 per cent less fuel than conventional yachts represents a true revolution in the superyacht industry. Read More

Construction underway of Columbus Classic 68m superyacht

Friday, 24 January 2014

The construction of Columbus Classic 68m superyacht is proceeding at the Palumbo Shipyard in Italy. The Columbus Classic measures 68 meters, and is scheduled to be delivered in 2016. In addition to large volumes and extensive deck-spaces, she features a helipad, cinema, gym, as well as a transom beach club. Read More

Hull and superstructure joined together on Mulder 94 Voyager

Friday, 24 January 2014

The construction progress of BN97, project Firefly, is on schedule and will be delivered to her owner in the Summer of 2014. The hull and superstructure are joined on the 22nd of January at the facility of Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk, the Netherlands. Project Firefly is the first Mulder 94 Voyager and is built in full aluminium. Read More

Sunseeker’s largest ever yacht is nearing completion

Friday, 24 January 2014

Sunseeker International has confirmed the first of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yachts is nearing completion. With the majority of the build now complete, the eagerly anticipated superyacht has already undergone rigorous testing at the Sunseeker shipyard facility in Poole. Read More

Damen-built Fast Yacht Support vessel 6711 completes sea trials

Friday, 24 January 2014

Everybody onboard raved about the performance of the Damen 67 metre Sea Axe, now named 6711, reaching speeds over 22 knots. The advanced support vessel’s grey hull and white superstructure really shine and are faired and painted to superyacht standard. She is due for delivery ahead of schedule in January 2014. Read More

Oyster announces new contract at Düsseldorf show

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Proving to be as successful as she is eye-catching, the all-new Oyster 825 is not only dominating the boardwalk by being the biggest sailing yacht at this year's Düsseldorf boat show, she is also enticing buyers to put pen-to-paper as Oyster announce the closure of a new contract for an Oyster 825 to a Russian client. 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

Construction of new Truly Classic 126 well underway

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

In November 2012 a repeat client commissioned Claasen Shipyards to build a new Truly Classic 126ft. Claasen Shipyards has built many such yachts, all of which are designed by Hoek Naval Architects and are characterised by their combination of classic lines and advanced technologies. Read More

CRN signs Letter of Intent with a Chinese client for 68m superyacht

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

CRN has announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a Chinese client for a 68 metres superyacht. Even though the Letter of Intent is not the same as a signed contract, it is a sign that a contract will be signed soon. ​Once a contract, it will be the biggest vessel ever sold by CRN and Ferretti Group in China. Read More

Nautor’s Swan signs contract for second Swan 115 FD

Monday, 20 January 2014

The year is off to an excellent start for Finnish luxury yacht builder, Nautor’s Swan with the sale of Swan 115 FD - 002. The new flagship of the SwanLine, the Swan 115 is a high-performance yacht developed for both bluewater and long distance cruising, and has the potential to excel in the world’s most important regattas. 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

Enrico Dell’Artino appointed CEO of Perini Navi

Monday, 20 January 2014

The Board of Directors of Perini Navi has appointed Enrico Dell’Artino, who was already a Board member, as the Company’s new CEO. The appointment follows the resignation for personal reasons of Giancarlo Ragnetti, who will be stay on as Board member. Enrico Dell’Artino will be supported by two expert managers. Read More

Storm Yachts S-78 reaches next step of construction

Friday, 17 January 2014

Storm Yachts in have just released this photo of the S-78 under construction. The X-78 is an aluminium Displacement Long-Range A-class super yacht with a top speed of 19 knots. Next week, the hull of the Storm S-78 will be fully prepared for painting. The final coat of paint, however, will only be applied during the last stage of the building process. Read More

Hull & superstructure completed of Mondo Marine M54

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Alex G. Clarke has send us pictures of the Mondo Marine M54. "We had her pulled out of the shed just to give buyers a better idea for her massive volume," Alex explains. "She has a steel full displacement hull, a volume of 820+ gross tons, 4,000+ nautical mile range, 5 or 6 cabin layout, elevator to all decks, and a large tender garage". Read More

71 Metre Victoria arrives in Ancona to be completed

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

In November we first reported the launch by Severodvinsk-based Sevmash of superyacht project A1331, Victoria. In December we published the news that the yacht was on her way to Italy, to be finished there. Today, we have received this photo from a local photographer, taken in Ancona. Read More

Full speed ahead on Selene 92 Ocean Explorer

Monday, 13 January 2014

A memorable milestone was reached last week at Selene Yachts’ facilities as the deck was fitted on the new Selene 92 Ocean Explorer. This means that the hull is now complete and construction on other elements can proceed at full speed. The yacht will be delivered in the spring of 2014. Read More

Heesen's superyacht project Azuro nearing completion

Friday, 10 January 2014

Heesen's superyacht project Azuro, the yard's fourth 50 metre semi-displacement aluminium yacht, is nearing completion, and we recently met up with Mark Cavendish, to find our more about this new yacht. "Construction is at a very advanced stage. The luxury interior is being installed and the paintwork is about 90%". Read More

Seatrial video of new 91.50 metre Oceanco superyacht

Friday, 10 January 2014

Oceanco's 91.50 metre superyacht project PA164 (also known as hull Y709), was recently captured during seatrials off the Dutch coast. The yacht, which is not yet named, is an inhouse Oceanco design, with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and an interior design by renowned Andrew Winch Design. 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

Oceanic Yachts sells first Oceanic 90'

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The first Oceanic 90' in its standard version has already been sold and is due to be delivered in June 2014. Amongst the amenities offered by this first yacht is an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, while a VIP plus two guest cabins are located on the lower deck. The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the Canados. Read More

Video of the Jongert 3200P under construction

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Following yesterday's news that Jongert is working on a new sailing superyacht, we can now show you a video of the work that is underway at the Dutch yard. The current yacht under construction is 32 meters in length. She will be the first of the new range of performance yachts that combines stylish design with excellent performance levels. Read More

Guy Couach passed away aged 88

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

On January 6th at the age of 88, Guy Couach passed away. With his departure goes a personality that has profoundly influenced the history of French yachting over the last 40 years. In the name of all the employees, saddened by this disappearance, the current management of the Couach shipyard would like to express its deepest sympathies to Guy’s family and loved ones. Read More

Work underway on new Jongert 3200P

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Just before Christmas, our editorial team visited the Jongert shipyard, to see the first Jongert 3200P being built. Evolved from the Jongert Modern Line, the Performance Line is an exciting performance addition to the Jongert range. The exceptionally sleek lines of these distinguished super yachts are sure to steal the hearts of future owners. Read More

Construction started on 37 metre Continental Trawler

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Guido de Groot Design has a comprehensive design programme with the Wim Van der Valk shipyard. Amongst the projects to mention are the Continental Trawler series which range from 23 to 35 metres, of which the 37 metre pictured is now beginning construction. The 37M rugged good looks by Guido de GrootRead More

Royal Huisman secures Taiwanese order for 43.5m superyacht

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Royal Huisman, Naval Architect Germán Frers and interior styling architect Rhoades Young have announced the signing, on December 31st, of an order from the ever-growing South East Asia region. The order, the first for Royal Huisman in this region, is for a stylish 43m Luxury Sloop– a luxurious yet performance-oriented Germán Frers design offering exceptional potential for individual customisation. Read More

New build Burger superyacht project for sale

Monday, 6 January 2014

Burger Boat's latest design, the 121 RPH, will be available for sale by Burger Yacht Sales, who have now also revealed the yacht's asking price, $ 20,000,000. Taking a sophisticated design approach, the Burger team, in collaboration with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., created the 121 as the ultimate yacht. Read More

Interview with Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) recently announced that they will build Qatar's first fast luxury yacht at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan. The 71 metre vessel is based on Damen’s 67m Sea-Axe fast yacht support vessel. We visited the shipyard in Qatar last month in search of the story. Read More

Video of the recently delivered explorer Andros

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Recently delivered by Aluship Technology, the ocean going explorer research vessel Andros is designed by Vripack, and features facilities not found on many 24 metre yachts. The yacht is intended to be used as a luxury private yacht for deep sea cruising especially in the Scandinavian waters. Read More

85 Metre sailing yacht arrives at Oceanco

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Rumours about Oceanco's collaboration with Dutch sailing yacht builder Vitters, on building a large sailing yacht have turned out to be true. The hull of the yacht, which is believed to be around 85 metres long, arrived at the Oceanco yard a couple of days ago.​ The yacht is designed by Bill Tripp, who had a rendering of the yacht on their stand in Monaco. Read More

Superyacht Andrea VI delivered to US owners

Friday, 20 December 2013

The brand-new Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht Andrea VI, the first hull of the RP110 model, was recently delivered to her U.S. owner. The yacht she traveled from the Horizon offices in North Palm Beach to Palm Harbor Marina in downtown West Palm Beach, where Horizon presented the owners with gifts. Read More

Closer look at the Mangusta Oceano displacement line

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The latest project in the Mangusta Oceano displacement line, a 42 metre yacht in steel and aluminium designed by Alberto Mancini, was presented earlier this year. We take a closer look at this new tri-deck superyacht. “We are proud of this new displacement yacht” said Maurizio Balducci, Group CEO. Read More

Third Wallycento signed and under construction

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The convincing debut of Hamilton and Magic Carpet3 duelling on the race course, persuaded an American passionate Owner to join the club of the innovative box-ruled super yachts: the wallycento third unit was recently signed and the construction is under way. Read More

First of Benetti's Fast Displacement line arrives at the yard

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The hull of Benetti's first yacht in it's Fast Displacement line, the F-125, arrived in Viareggio at the end of November. The new model in the Fast Displacement line, which premiered at the Cannes Boat show last September 2013, is scheduled for delivery in June 2015. Read More

70 Metre Fast Displacement superyacht sold by Heesen

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Heesen Yachts has announced that they have signed a contract to build a fully custom 70 metre Fast Displacement all aluminium motor yacht of 1.200GT. The keel of this project, YN 17470, was laid in October (2013) and the yacht is due for delivery in Spring 2016. The Owner has chosen Espen Oeino International to design the exterior. Read More

New shareholder for Moonen Shipyards

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has a new majority shareholder who has committed to invest in the long-term future of the Dutch superyacht builder. The takeover was completed in October and ensures long-term financial security both for the yard and for clients of new and existing build and refit projects. 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

Admiral Tecnomar delivers Nadara 30-metre superyacht Zahraa

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Italian superyacht builder Admiral Tecnomar has delivered the stylish Tecnomar Nadara 30-metre superyacht Zahraa. Designed by Tecnomar Centro Stile, the yacht has been personalized with each Owner’s taste and style by combining comfort, space and high quality craftsmanship.She features a bronze coloured hull and with red waterline. Read More

Ocean Alexander sells 120 superyacht, and signs 2 new orders

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, is pleased to announce the recent sale of the Ocean Alexander 120 as well as orders for two new yachts for the US. Chris June in collaboration with Brian Commette successfully completed the transaction for the sale. 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

New contract signed at Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts

Monday, 16 December 2013

Following the launch a couple of weeks ago of the Continental III by Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts, the yard has now announced that they secured a new order for a 25 metre sistership. “The yacht is a sistership of the Continental III 26.00 RPH, which we shortened by 1 metre, upon a special request by the client”. Read More

Horizon Group to deliver three new yachts

Friday, 13 December 2013

Horizon to Deliver E88 and E84 Motoryachts to Australia, PC60 Power Catamaran to U.S. in Late December.At the end of this month, Horizon will deliver three new-build yachts to their new owners: an E88 motoryacht to Australia, an E84 motoryacht to Australia, and a PC60 power catamaran to the U.S. 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

Two new superyacht orders at Rossi Navi

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Rossi Navi has signed contract for two new superyacht, both to be delivered in the summer of 2015, and they could not be more different from each other. The first yacht, construction number FR029, is a 39 metre displacement reproduction of a Motor Yacht of the early 1900s, a segment not yet touched by the yard. 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

Nauta Yachts comments on delivery of Azzam

Friday, 6 December 2013

On October 22nd 2013 Azzam, the largest yacht in the world, was delivered to her proud owner. Besides being the largest yacht in the world with her 180 meters she is also holder of other impressive records, as a power of 94,000 HP, a top speed of over 30 knots, and an impressively short building time at Lürssen. Read More

Two contracts signed by Sanlorenzo at FLIBS

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Sanlorenzo has announced that during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show two custom-build contracts were signed: firstly for a unique SL94 and secondly for a bespoke SD110. The 34 metre SD110 is the missing joining link between the 27 metre SD 92 and the 37 metre SD 122. Read More

Second Princess 40M superyacht delivered to Russia

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Following the launch of the award winning Imperial Princess in 2012, the flagship Princess 40M from the range of M CLASS superyachts, Princess Yachts International have announced the delivery of the second hull to Russia. The delivery of hull number two comes amid continuing critical acclaim and international award success for the 40M. Read More

Baltic announces new 35 metre superyacht order

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Baltic Yachts announces the sale of a new high performance cruising yacht. Build start is scheduled for December 2013. Nauta Design is in charge of exterior styling and interior design for this yacht with the hull lines to come from judel/vrolijk. The yacht will have a full carbon sandwich construction and be equipped with a lifting keel. Read More

71 Metre Sevmash superyacht en-route to Italy

Monday, 2 December 2013

Severodvinsk-based Sevmash, which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russia’s largest multi-profile shipbuilding complex, has announced on their website that superyacht project A1331 has left the yard, and is now enroute to Italy for final outfitting of her interior. Read More

New Admiral Impero 40m sold by Nakhimov

Friday, 29 November 2013

Sergei Dobroserdov of Nakhimov Yachts has announced that one of his clients signed a contract for the construction of a new-build Impero 40 superyacht at the Admiral Shipyard.  Following the sales of 45m, 52m and 55m superyachts, this is the 4th new construction superyacht at the Admiral shipyard sold by Nakhimov Yachts in 2013. Read More

First Oceanic superyachts under construction

Thursday, 28 November 2013

​Last year Canados (Cantieri Navale di Ostia ) announced their new brand, Oceanic Yachts and today the company has unveiled more details about the first two superyachts in production of this new range; the Oceanic 90 and the Oceanic 140. The entry-level Oceanic Yachts 90’ is available in a diesel version with two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines. 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

Esenyacht reveals first images of 50 metre Troy sailing yacht

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Esenyacht, the Bodrum-based builder of specialist custom superyachts, has released new images of Troy, currently in build at the yard for completion in late 2014. With exterior styling and interior design by Tim Saunders working in conjunction with Esenyacht’s own design team, Troy will have accommodation for 12 guests. Read More

Cape4 signs contract for 50 metre Admiral C-Force superyacht

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cape4 has announce the sale of a 50 metre (164 foot) superyacht in the Admiral C-Force range, with a scheduled delivery in April 2016. With exterior design by Jure Bukavec of Unielle Design, the C-Force 50 will feature a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She will have a top speed of 17.3 knots and a cruising speed of 16.3 knots. Read More

Azimut Yachts unveils the Azimut Grande 95RPH

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Azimut Yachts has unveiled the Azimut Grande 95RPH: a new hull, new design, and innovative solutions for a vessel with many surprises in store. The 95RPH is part of the Grande collection, the line of 95’-120' luxury yachts from the Italian shipyard. The first brand new Azimut Grande 95RPH is coming out in spring 2014. Read More

Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse undergoing seatrials

Monday, 25 November 2013

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts has started seatrails with the new Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse. The yacht will make her international debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2014. Guido de Groot Design is responsible for both the yacht’s exterior and interior design. Read More

World's largest yacht Azzam delivered

Monday, 25 November 2013

Lürssen has delivered Azzam on 22nd October 2013. In addition to being the largest yacht in the world with a length of 180 meters and with a top speed of over 30 knots she adds another record in terms of building time: less than three years from steel cutting following one year of engineering. Read More

Construction of Riva 122' Mythos well underway

Friday, 22 November 2013

15,000 Man hours in painting, 10,000 man hours for carpentry work and 8,000 for electrical systems. This wil go into the Riva's new flagship, the 122' Mythos. the Riva 122’ Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard. 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

Work underway on first Selene 78

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Jet-Tern Marine, the Chinese partner of Guido de Groot Design in the Netherlands, started engineering work on the new Selene 78 Ocean Explorer several months ago. The partnership has already produced the mould for the first yacht. This represents a landmark moment as the yacht is the first Selene 78 from Selene Yachts’ Ocean Explorer line. Read More

New 34 metre superyacht contract signed at Mulder Shipyard

Monday, 18 November 2013

Mulder Shipyard has announced that they have signed an agreement to build a 34 metre motoryacht. This will be Mulder’s largest yacht built so far and also their first yacht over 300 GT. With this order, the total number of Mulder yachts under construction raised to seven. 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

More information released about Limited Editions Amels 242

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Amels, who recently sold its first Limited Editions Amels 242, has released more information. Due for delivery in 2016, construction of the 74-metre Tim Heywood design is already underway. Andrew Winch has been commissioned to style the interior, which will include two generously sized VIP cabins situated on main deck. 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

Perini Navi delivers 60 metre Seahawk

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Perini Navi Group has delivered Seahawk, the first yacht in their new generation of 60m sailing yachts. With innovative hull lines and technological solutions, these yachts guarantee speed and performance under sail along with even more ample and comfortable interior volumes that make this new Perini Navi series truly unique. Read More

New renderings of the first 30 metre Continental III superyacht

Friday, 8 November 2013

In march, Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts announced that they secured an order for the First 30 metre Continental III. The yacht's construction is well underway and the yard has released these new renderings. In addition to MTU and Caterpillars, the Continental III is also available with 4 Volvo Penta engines. Read More

Superyacht Kismet sold, and Kismet II announced

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The sales team at Moran Yacht & Ship have just announced the sale of the 68 metre KismetKismet was built by Lürssen Yachts in 2007 to a design of Espen Oeino International. Kismet will be replaced in the Moran Yacht & Ship charter fleet by the new 308 Ft. (94m) Kismet 2. Read More

Blue Coast 101' DD sailing yacht under construction

Monday, 4 November 2013

Currently under construction in Riga at Latitude Yacht this sailing yacht catamaran of 101' designed by Coste Design & Partners. The yacht has a split level superstructure, which includes an owner's suite at the front of the superstructure. The main deck offers a huge 90m2 cockpit, dedicated to the lounge and dining area. Read More

Recreation of the legendary 1903 schooner Ingomar underway

Monday, 4 November 2013

Last month we reported about the construction of superyacht Wolfhound at Graafship in The Netherlands. Wolfhound however is not the only project underway at the yard. The yard is also working on the recreation of the legendary 1903 schooner Ingomar. The yacht is being constructed for Ed Kastelein, who is no stranger to building large yachts. Read More

Trinity superyacht Reem 1 delivered

Friday, 1 November 2013

The 50.9 metre superyacht Reem 1 has made her way to Europe, on top of a yacht Transporter. She was photographed by SYT reader Giovanni Romero when she arrived in Gibraltar a couple of days ago. Built by Trinity Yachts, and launched earlier this year, her layout makes us strongly believe that the yacht is built for a Middle Eastern owner. Read More

Third Pershing 108 named Levantine II

Friday, 1 November 2013

This summer we came across a new 32.90 metre Pershing 108, named Levantine II. She appears to be the third Pershing 108 launched, and was delivered sometime before the summer to her owner. The Pershing 108’offers 4 guest cabins and 3 crew cabins, and offers clients a choice of three different layouts for the owner’s suite. Read More

Construction under way on a new Selene 92

Friday, 1 November 2013

Construction is under way on a new Selene 92 designed by Guido de Groot. The Selene 92 employs a traditional displacement yacht hull but with contemporary exterior styling and modern construction techniques. This combination is intended to exploit the advantages of an explorer or expedition yacht. 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

First look on board the Cosmo Explorer I-Nova

Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Cristiano Gatto Design Team has released the first images of the recently delivered explorer superyacht I-Nova. Built by Cosmo Explorer, the yacht measures 50 metres and has a large beam of 9.50 metres. She accommodates 12 guests and a crew of 12. Great attention has been dedicated to interior decoration. Read More

Construction of Wider 150 underway in a new shipyard in Ancona

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Italian Shipyard Wider Yachts tells us the construction of the first Wider 150’ is well underway in a new shipyard in Ancona. The Wider 150’ is characterized by extremely clean lines and trim, polished surfaces. The beating heart of the Wider 150’ project focuses on the use of a diesel/electric propulsion system. Read More

JFA completing 41 metre superyacht project

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

JFA is currently finishing a superyacht project that we believe started out at Inace in Brazil, although this has not been confirmed by the JFA shipyard. The naval architecture of this superyacht project was completed by Overing Yacht Designs, the interior by Kirschtein Designs​. 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

CdM sells 107’ Explorer Yacht in their Darwin Class

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Cantiere delle Marche has announced a new sale of a 107’ Explorer Yacht in their Darwin Class, maintaining an average sale of one yacht every three months since the foundation of the Shipyard. The English owner has requested a full customization, as the owner and his family want to spend more than 120 days cruising. Read More

Alloy Yachts offers Turnkey Package for 47 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Alloy Yachts has announced that they now offer a Turnkey Package for 47 metre superyacht. The Alloy Yachts MY47 is a 47-metre motor yacht which offers an all inclusive turnkey package. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects and based on the award winning, Loretta Anne (AY43). 

Sanlorenzo China opens in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Sanlorenzo, in collaboration with Sundiro Holding, opens a new office in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region and establishes Sanlorenzo China Holding Limited, a Hong Kong based company that will distribute the Italian-built Sanlorenzo motoryachts from 22 to 62 meters to the Great China market (China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). Read More

Construction of schooner Wolfhound underway at Graafship

Monday, 28 October 2013

Graafship has announced that the construction of the 37 metre schooner Wolfhound is going smoothly, and expects to have the hull completed before the second quarter of 2014. Schooner Wolfhound is a John Alden 347 design, originally designed back in 1927. Read More

All Ocean Yachts Overing 105' Explorer to be built by Nisi

Monday, 28 October 2013

All Ocean Yachts is expanding its line of composite built Explorer Yachts. The All Ocean Yachts Overing 105’ RPH Explorer will be built by the award winning NISI Shipyard Group to Class and MCA standards. The New 105’ Explorer has a number of advanced features, not novelty items as now often seen on yachts today. 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

New photo of Feadship hull 686

Friday, 25 October 2013

Yesterday, we published the first photo of a large superyacht, which we believe to be Feadship's hull 686. Today we received a new photo, showing the stern of the yacht. Not much is known yet, but we believe the yacht measures around 84 metres, and will probably be launched in 2015, although this has not been confirmed by the yard. 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

Hull of 84 metre Feadship project 686 launched

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Earlier this week, the hull and superstructure of a large superyacht, which we believe to be Feadship's hull 686, was launched. Not much is known yet, but we believe the yacht measures around 84 metres, and will probably be launched in 2015, although this has not been confirmed by the yard. Read More

Outfitting of Grande Orazio underway at Southern Wind

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

South African based Southern Wind shipyard is working actively to ultimate the outfitting of Grande Orazio, hull number 2 of the new SW82 mini-series. Just three months ago the delivery of the first hull Feelin’ Good was announced and the yacht has arrived in Genoa a couple of weeks ago after a challenging maiden voyage from Cape Town. Read More

The Filippetti Navetta 30 under construction

Monday, 21 October 2013

Currently under construction for a spring lauch at Filippetti, is the Navetta 30. This 30 metre yacht inherits the fundamental characteristics of the Navetta line, including a displacement hull, soft, rounded lines, reduced emissions and consumption, and long range capabilities. 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

Gulf Craft’s latest and largest yacht project till date

Friday, 18 October 2013

Gulf Craft unveiled details about an exciting new interior design concept for its largest-ever superyacht currently under construction – the Majesty 155 – on the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013. One of an elite circle of global yacht builders with the capability to build composite superyachts above 45m, Gulf Craft showcased its growing reputation. 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

Yacht Moments sells new built Sanlorenzo SD 92-33

Friday, 18 October 2013

Yacht Moments proudly announce the sale of the new built Sanlorenzo SD 92-33 to a new direct client. The sales has been carried out successfully by Johannes Brechmann, CEO of Yacht Moments S.L. Spain in Majorca. The yacht will be delivered in April 2014. Read More

Photos of the new 46.90 metre superyacht Zenith

Thursday, 17 October 2013

SuperYachtTimes.com editor Maarten was in Kos, Greece last week, when the brand new 46.90 metre superyacht, Zenith, designed by Dykstra & Partners pulled into port. The yacht is built by AdaYachtWorks Shipyard, specialised in the construction of custom steel and wooden yachts. Read More

Second Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse under construction

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Hatteras Yachts delivered its first new 100 Raised Pilothouse superyacht last week, and already hull number 2 has entered the yard to be completed. The 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. Read More

Raffaella II achieves cruising speed of 22 knots on seatrials

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Brazilian superyacht builder MCP Yachts' latest launch, the Hemisphere 140 Raffaella II has been undergoing seatrialsThe yard has credited Seatorque Control Systems for contributing to the outstanding performance during these trials. The 43-meter aluminum vessel, achieved a top cruising speed of 22 knots. 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

ISA Yachts appoints Hein Velema as Head of Sales and Marketing

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Superyacht builder ISA Yachts in Italy has appointed Hein Velema as Head of Sales and Marketing. As part of a strategy to strengthen the position of the yard and its brand, ISA approached Velema because of his experience built up in the super yacht industry. “This is the type of challenge that I simply cannot resist,” says Velema. Read More

Perini Navi's 70 metre C.2227 arrives in La Spezia

Monday, 14 October 2013

​Project C.2227, the first in the new generation Perini 70m series, has arrived in La Spezia. SY C.2227 is the second largest yacht in the Perini Navi fleet after The Maltese Falcon, an 88m clipper. The yacht’s aluminium hull and superstructure were constructed at Perini’s Yildiz facility in Tuzla, Turkey. Read More

The debut of the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M in Monaco

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

In line with the Green approach to yacht building pioneered by Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Shipyards, the innovative Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M debuted this year at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. The Hybrid system consists of two electric motors, connected on the gear box through a PTI and a pre reduction gear box. 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

Ocean Alexander expanding in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Taiwan. With record-breaking sales this past summer culminating in nine new boat sales, Alexander Marine is expanding its manufacturing capabilities in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Read More

Whyko signs contract for BSD 105 RS superyacht

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Whyko Company has signed a contract related to the construction and the delivery of the new 32.25 metre BSD 105 by Benetti Sail Division. The BSD 105 RS is built under the survey of the Rina, and will be powered by two 1,000 hp engines, which allow her to reach a design speed of 14 knots, and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Read More

Castagnola 38 WJ now named Angra Too

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Work on the Castagnola 38 WJ at Costruzioni Navali Tigullio - Castagnola is progressing well. The yacht measures 38 metres and has an 8.10 metre beam, and is being built in wood. The yard has now also unveiled her name, Angra Too. The yacht will be powered by three Diesel engines MTU 12 V2000 M94, coupled to three waterjets KAMEWA 56A3. 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

The brand new 50 metre explorer I Nova seen in Monaco

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Launched in May of this year, the Cosmo 50 I Nova made her first public appearance at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, when she was anchored just outside the port. I Nova is designed by naval architect Mr. Dimitris Bales and designer Cristiano Gatto of Cristiano Gatto Design Team Srl, and was built in Greece under the Cosmo Explorer brand. Read More

Mondo Marine signs contract for 60 metre superyacht

Monday, 7 October 2013

Mondo Marine has announced the sale of a semi-displacement aluminium superyacht, entirely designed by Luca Dini. The 60 metre yacht is designed to reach a speed of over 21 knots and has a beam of 10.50 metres. This is the first of a series of yachts that complete the new Mondo Marine range of 41, 50 and 64 metres, that all share the same style. Read More

Filante 42 superyacht to be built at ISA Yachts

Friday, 4 October 2013

Camper & Nicholsons Yachts, the iconic English yard founded in 1782 and now part of Leonardo Ferragamo’s Nautor Holding, has announced the signing of an agreement with ISA Yachts for the production of the new Filante 42 superyacht. Founded in 2001, ISA Yachts is a major Italian builder of craft of up to 80 metres. Read More

Big plans for Dörries Maritime Services

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

At the Monaco Yacht Show I met up with Dörries Maritime Services, who have recently presented a range of motor yacht platforms from 50 to 90 metres. The first two platforms to be ready is a 85 metre, with a gross tonnage of 2750 GT, designed by award winning H2 Yacht Design and based on M/Y Graceful. Read More

Heesen Yachts sells project Galatea

Monday, 30 September 2013

Heesen has announced the sale of its first 40 metre ‘sportster’, Project Galatea. YN 15640, is the first 40 metre Heesen ‘sportster’ – a yacht with advanced aluminium hull technology, powerful performance, uncompromising interior design and peerless Dutch construction standards. Read More

Outfitting of Mulder 94 Voyager starts

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The hull of the Mulder 94 Voyager arrived at the Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. The outfitting of the 28,65 metre long and 6,90 metre wide yacht will start this week. This elegant custom-built Mulder 94 Voyager has a classic modern style and is built in full aluminum. Omega Architects designed the 94 Voyager. Read More

Trinity Yachts delivers superyacht Finish Line

Monday, 23 September 2013

Trinity Yachts has announced that Finish Line, its custom designed 36.7m superyacht has been delivered. Finish Line represents the proud realization of her American owner, one who is hopeful that the design and performance of this yacht will serve as inspiration to other American yachtsmen to build in the States. Read More

74 metre superyacht contract signed by Moran at Amels

Monday, 23 September 2013

Moran Yacht & Ship has announced the sale of the first Amels 242, Project Freefall. Designed by Tim Heywood, with an interior by Andrew Winch, this 74 metre superyacht is scheduled for a delivery in 2016. This superb yacht is the fourth new construction project signed so far in 2013 by Moran Yacht & Ship. 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

Latest Perini Navi superyacht receives 76 metre mast

Friday, 20 September 2013

Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will be joined over the next six weeks. Read More

Zanziba superyacht project sold and being completed

Friday, 20 September 2013

Word has reached us that some time ago, the Zanziba sailing superyacht project has been sold to a new owner. Originally ordered by a British businessman with many years’ yachting experience and designed in the UK by David Wright Design, the brief was for a yacht that would be able to defray a large part of its annual running costs. ​Read More

48 Metre sailing yacht nativa delivered

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Nativa, the long awaited 48 metre sailing yacht by Arzanà Navi, made her debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo as spectator of the event – that once again has been reconfirmed as one of the most awaited date of the sporting calendar of the YCCS. She was delivered to her owner on August 12th. Read More

73 Metre superyacht Red Square delivered and underway to Monaco

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The 73 metre superyacht Red Square is currently underway from Dunya Yachts in Turkey, to Monaco, where she will make her first public appearence. 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. Read More

Letter of Intent to build 24 metre at Moonen

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Moonen Shipyards has signed a Letter of Intent to build the first in a new custom-series of 24-metre motoryachts created in partnership with designer Nick Mezas. This exciting development is the yard’s response to clients seeking a cool new Moonen in smaller lengths than the leading Dutch yard normally builds. Read More

Superyacht Bayterek undergoing seatrials in Kazakhstan

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Ukrainian design firm Proline has send us the first seatrial photos of superyacht Bayterek. The 48 metre was launched some time ago at the Samussky ship-building and ship-repair plant, and is currently undergoing trials in the Ust-Kamenogorsk reservoir. The seatrials were attended by many officialsRead More

Hull of 91 metre Lürssen Orchid launched

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

On the 11th September 2013, Lürssen launched the hull of project Orchid in the traditional fashion: down the slipway! Her delivery is scheduled for 2015. Reymond Langton Design has given Orchid very harmonious proportions and with a length of 91 metre she boasts extraordinary volumes, accommodating all of the owner’s requirements. Read More

Streamlining business processes at Gulf Craft

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Gulf Craft Inc has announced that it has successfully deployed Focus i, Focus Softnet’s highly customizable ERP with business intelligence tools, to streamline its business processes, enhance operational efficiency, improve decision making capabilities and strategically plan its future growth and expansion. Read More

Sanlorenzo sign joint venture with Chinese group Sundiro Holding

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sanlorenzo and Sundiro Holding, a Chinese Company listed on the Shenzen Stock Exchange market active in the production of Honda motorbikes on license, signed an agreement that will allow production of boats from 10 to 20 metres in China, as well as to sell on the Great China market yachts from 22 to 62 metres. Read More

Ferretti 960 sold at the Cannes Boat Show by Abys Yachting

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Abys Yachting has announced the sale of a Ferretti 960 #11, by broker Jean-Marie Ambrosino in collaboration with the Abys team from Antibes. Recently launched, the brand new Ferretti 960 is the latest addition to the Ferretti Group fleet and the largest recreational planing craft ever built by the renowned Italian shipyard. Read More

Princess Yachts announces strong set of financial results

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Princess Yachts has announced a strong set of financial results achieved against a background of difficult economic conditions spanning all major global markets. Profit befoProfit before tax for the year ended 31 December 2012 was £18.4 million on turnover of £249.9 million, with net assets at the year end totalling £104.6 million. Read More

The Baglietto MV13 unveiled in Cannes

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Italian superyacht builder Baglietto presented the new Baglietto MV13 at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes last week. Though not a superyacht in terms of length, she still impressed the crowds in Cannes. This new yacht’s architecture and design have been developed by Francesco Paszkowski Design in cooperation with Baglietto. Read More

Ferruccio Luppi new CEO of the Azimut | Benetti Group

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ferruccio Luppi is the new CEO of the Azimut | Benetti Group, a new role created in the organization. This decision has been taken by President Paolo Vitelli with full support of the Board of Directors, as part of the outstanding Strategic Development Plan. Luppi will implement the Strategic Plan through coordination, cohesion and control. Read More

The Perini Navi Group delivers superyacht State of Grace

Monday, 16 September 2013

The Perini Navi Group delivers State of Grace, their 53rd sailing yacht and the first yacht in their new 40 metre Fast Cruising series The Perini Navi Group has delivered State of Grace, their 53rd sailing yacht and the first yacht in their new 40 metre Fast Cruising series at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey. Read More

The first Rupert 80 yacht nearing completion

Monday, 16 September 2013

The first Rupert 80 is under completion and seatrails are planned for the end of October. The Rupert 80 is designed in cooperation with world-renowned naval architects and designers, the exterior bears the signature of Ted Mannerfelt. This 80-foot yacht is the first in series of Rupert Yachts now in development. Read More

The new Sunreef 165 Ultimate unveiled in Cannes

Monday, 16 September 2013

In 2010 Sunreef Yachts launched a new range of fast performance cruisers from 70 to 170 feet. The company resolved to explore a new market niche by introducing sophisticated design line of ultra-modern catamarans with environment friendly elements. The Sunreef 165 Ultimate is a very spacious superyacht and with its total living area of 560 sqm. 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

Brand new 101′ Hargrave to debut in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 16 September 2013

This brand new 101′ Hargrave raised pilothouse design from Ted Black Studios is part of Hargrave's total makeover of their product line taking place this season. The yacht will make her international debut at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. She is built with the popular country kitchen layout and four guest staterooms plus crew. Read More

First look inside the Majesty 155 superyacht

Friday, 13 September 2013

In March of this year, Gulf Craft announced the start of construction of a brand new superyacht – the Majesty 155. We can now show you a sneak preview of what the finished yacht will look like. The luxury superyacht – the largest ever to be constructed in the company’s 31-year history – is expected to be completed in 2015. Read More

Canados unveils two new superyachts in Cannes

Friday, 13 September 2013

At this week's Cannes Boat Show, Canados is displaying two brand new superyachts, the new 106, and the latest Canados 120, Friendship. Friendship is a sistership to Far Away, designed by the Canados Design Team, with an interior designed by Cristiano Gatto Design Team. The Canados 106 fills the gap between the 86 and the 120. ​Read More

The first Amer Cento superyacht delivered

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Gruppo Permare, builders of Amer superyachts, has delivered the first Amer 100 superyacht, which arrived in Cannes earlier this, where she is on display at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show. The Amer Cento measures 100 ft, and is based on the yard's award winning 92' and 116' series. The yacht has several innovative features. Read More

Superyacht Le Must delivered and debuts in Cannes

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats in the Middle East and Asia, has brought a brand new Majesty 105 to Cannes this week. Superyacht Le Must is making her international debut at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show. Following the success of the Majesty 135, the Majesty 105 is a highly suitable showcase. Read More

First look on board Heesen's superyacht Galactica Star

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Heesen recently delivered the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement Galactica Star. Galactica Star is not only the first yacht of a new class but represents a whole new class of motor yachts. With her revolutionary hull form she is capable of reducing her impact on the environment by up to 30 per cent. She has a remarkable top speed of 28,8 knots. Read More

AB Yachts delivers superyacht Ecrider

Thursday, 12 September 2013

AB Yachts shipyard, which is part of the Fipa Group, has delivered the latest AB 116, the fourth hull delivered by the Italian yard. The AB 116 is a perfect example of a sport poweryacht, with a slender looking hull, smooth, tapering, and winning lines. What sets the AB 116 apart from other superyachts in her class is her flybridge. Read More

Kingship unveils new Discovery 88 yacht

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Kingship is cooperating with the award winning studio, AXIS Group Yacht Design and designer Horacio Bozzo on a new motoryacht project – the Discovery 88. Discovery 88 is a unique timeless yacht of its own kind – a complete new formula in yacht measurement in length (LOA), width (beam) and waterline length for an 88-footer.​ Read More

Benetti unveils new fast displacement superyacht range

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Benetti has today unveiled a third generation of fast yachts, rounding out the already extensive range of products which currently includes Class Range, semi-custom displacement vessels with 6 models from 93' to 145', and Custom, mega-yachts starting at 45 metres. The new Fast Displacement line of composite yachts already includes two models. Read More

SuperYachtsLondon sells second hull of Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

With hull number one currently in the final stages of outfitting at the Palumbo yard in Italy, Jimmy Broddesson of SuperYachtsLondon has announced that he has also sold the second hull of the Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid, designed by Hydro Tec Naval Architecture. This new build project was on the market at €17,500,000. Read More

Benetti announces 64 metre superyacht contract signed in August

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

At the Benetti press conference today in Cannes Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Benetti Yachts, announced that the company had sold a new 64 metre motor yacht. The yacht was sold at the end of August 2013 and more details are not known at present. Read More

Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid undergoes successful seatrials

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Jimmy Broddesson at SuperYachtsLondon has sent us the first seatrial photos of the all-aluminium 40 metre semi-displacement superyacht Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid. Designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec Naval Architecture, the all-aluminium displacement superyacht measures 40 metres and has a beam of 8.20 metres. Read More

Ferretti's 2013-2018 Industrial Plan

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Ferretti Group is taking part in the 36th Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes, to be held from 10th to 15th September 2013, with an impressive fleet of 19 yachts, 3 of which are world premieres: Ferretti Yachts 960, Ferretti Yachts 750 and Pershing 62’. Ferretti also just held the Ferretti Group Meeting​. Read More

Record breaking sales at Ocean Alexander this summer

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the recent sale of 4 new yachts for the US. These 4 additional sales combined with the prior 5, sets a new record of 9 new sales for a summer. Ray Prokorym from Ocean Alexander’s Seattle office completed the sale of the new Ocean Alexander 78. Read More

Mulder moves hull of Mulder 94 Voyager

Monday, 9 September 2013

Mulder Shipyard moved the hull of the Mulder 94 Voyager last week to their new yard in Zoeterwoude Rijndijk. The yacht is a design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, with Vripack Naval Architects responsible for construction and naval architecture. Read More

The recently delivered Aluship 79 explorer

Monday, 9 September 2013

Recently delivered by Aluship Technology, and now offered for sale by Van der Vliet, this ocean going explorer research vessel features facilities not found on many 24 metre yachts. Her list of modern equipment features an internal heating system, making expeditions to colder regions amongst the options. Read More

The all new Oyster 745 sailing yacht

Monday, 9 September 2013

With tooling starting and set to launch in late 2015, the all new Oyster 745 denotes a sleek evolution of Oyster’s signature performance blue-water cruising yachts. Replacing the highly successful 72/725 with an impressive 16 built, the Oyster 745 is based on a new hull format and brings a sense of the sailing coupé with her distinctive deck saloon. 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

New photos of 180 metre superyacht Azzam

Friday, 6 September 2013

The Lürssen 180 metre yacht Azzam - the largest yacht in the world, has completed her second round of seatrials. Under the personal guidance of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, Azzam's technical engineering was developed by Lürssen, the exterior design by Nauta Yachts and the interior design by Christophe Leoni. Read More

Pendennis signs Dubois new build contract

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Pendennis will be working alongside esteemed design studio Dubois Naval Architects after recently signing a 31.3m aluminium sloop. Pendennis and Dubois have a long history of working together with this build representing the tenth successful collaboration. 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

Sunseeker’s Flagship 155 Yacht nears completion

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sunseeker International has confirmed the first of its new flagship tri-deck 155 Yacht is nearing completion and is due to launch in early 2014. The eagerly anticipated super yacht has been the talk of the town since it was first announced last year, and with the first delivery tantalizingly close the hype is reaching fever pitch. 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

Hull transport of the Storm S-78 motor yacht

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Storm Yachts in The Netherlands have just transported the hull of their first X-78 from the construction-hall to the quayside, and into the water. The X-78 is an aluminium Displacement Long-Range A-class super yacht with a top speed of 19 knots. The yacht offers accommodation in a large owner's suite, a double VIP suite, and a guest cabin. 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

Hatteras Yachts delivers Hatteras 80 MY

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hatteras Yachts has delivered it's first new yacht under the yard's new ownership. The Hatteras 80 MY measure 24.33 metres, and offers accommodation in a large full beam owner's suite aft, a double VIP cabin in the bow, and in two twins cabins. The 80MY maximizes time outdoors with an expansive flybridge that includes multiple social areas. 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

Wanda announces completion of Sunseeker acquisition

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

China’s largest premier commercial property and entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, announced today the completion of its acquisition of leading British yacht company Sunseeker International Ltd, originally announced on June 19, 2013. The deal has a total investment value of GBP320 million, with Wanda holding a 91.81% majority stake in the luxury motor yacht manufacturer. 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

Video of the Viking 92 under construction

Monday, 26 August 2013

US builder Viking Yachts has released this video of the construction of their largest yacht to date, the Viking 92. The 28.45 metre sportfisherman will be able to accommodate up to 10 guests, and a crew of 2. The Viking 92’ Convertible will be available in an Open Bridge and Enclosed Bridge version. 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

Yacht Moments sells new Sanlorenzo 108

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Kurt Lehmann from Yacht Moments has announced the sale of a new Sanlorenzo 108. The yacht is already under construction at the Sanlorenzo yard in Ameglia, Italy and will be delivered in spring / summer 2014. Yacht Moments tells us that the new Sanlorenzo 108 is being built for one of their repeat clients. Read More

First pictures of recently delivered superyacht Panthera by Benetti

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Benetti has recently delivered superyacht Panthera, a 47 metre all aluminium superyacht designed by Italian designer Stefano Natucci. Although the yard has not yet commented on the delivery, this photo shows that Panthera is a close sistership to Imagination, delivered by the yard in 2010. 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

80 Metre superyacht Chopi Chopi delivered

Monday, 19 August 2013

Earlier this year I attended the launch of the CRN’s new flagship, the 80 metre Chopi Chopi, which has now been delivered. 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

Wider tank tests the 150 model, and unveils the 122

Friday, 16 August 2013

Wider has announced that a comprehensive tank test program for Wider 150’ has been a great success: speed, paint flow and self-propulsion tests have fully confirmed the Team’s high expectations. Wider also released images on their website of a new model, the Wider 122, a diesel-electric semi-displacement aluminum yacht. Read More

Lürssen superyacht project Solandge on sea trials

Friday, 16 August 2013

Project Niki, which will soon be christened Solandge, has successfully concluded her sea trials. Her final delivery is planned for autumn 2013. Solandge is yet another 80 metre plus yacht built by Lürssen. With her efficient and inviting layout, Solandge will be an exciting addition to the global charter fleet. 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

24 Metre Drettmann yacht under construction at Acico

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Drettmann has laid the keel of a 24 metre explorer yacht at the Dutch Acico shipyard in Enkhuizen. For the first time, Drettmann is building in Europe. Dutch shipyards such as Acico Yachts in Enkhuizen, with its motivated and highly qualified personnel are held in high regard throughout the world. Read More

Construction underway of the First Continental III

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

In December 2012 Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts announced that they secured an order for the First Continental III, a 26.00 metre Aluminium Flybridge yacht. The yard has now released the first images on their Facebook page, of the yacht under construction. Read More

Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht Lilly II delivered

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sunseeker has delivered the latest superyacht in the 115 Sport Yacht series, Lilly II. Photographer Giovanni Romero captured her last week as the yacht sailed into port in Gibraltar. The Predator 115 is built to RINA classification and provides for a guest party of up to 10 in five cabins, with a crew of five. Read More

Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht Zozo delivered

Monday, 12 August 2013

Just before the delivery of Lilly II, Sunseeker delivered another superyacht in the 115 Sport Yacht series, Zozo. Photographer Giovanni Romero captured her this weekend as the yacht sailed into port in Gibraltar. Zozo is one of 6 superyachts in the 115 Sport Yacht series to be delivered this year. Read More

Princess Yachts International unveils new 35 metre yacht

Monday, 12 August 2013

Princess Yachts International is set to add a new 35 metre craft to its growing range of M CLASS cruising yachts in 2014, following the global success of its flagship, the Princess 40M - the largest composite motor yacht ever made in Britain. The new Princess 35M will be a semi-custom motor yacht capable of cruising both at high and low speeds. Read More

New designs released for Project Big Star

Friday, 9 August 2013

In August 2012 Star Fish was well underway in her construction phase and nearing completion in certain areas when a fire at the McMullen & Wing shipyard caused damage to the yacht and halted all construction proceedings. Intense surveys and the extraction of all affected areas including the interior and superstructure followed. Read More

Horizon RP110 superyacht now named Andrea VI

Friday, 9 August 2013

Horizon successfully sea trailed Andrea VI, hull one of the highly-anticipated RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht model, with her owner on board last week and announced that she performed exceptionally, fully meeting her owner's wishes and expectations for his second Horizon yacht. Read More

The new Princess 82

Friday, 9 August 2013

Elegant, powerful and incredibly spacious the new Princess 82, designed by Bernard Olesinski Limited, epitomises everything that is Princess from her sleek, dynamic exterior to her impeccably finished interior. As with all new Princess models, she has been developed and constructed using some of the most advanced technology available. 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

First look on board Sunreef 80 Levante

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Commissioned by a European owner, the Sunreef 80 Levante is made of an advanced composite sandwich combining vinylester, PVC foam and carbon/glass fiber, with a carbon mast and boom in-house made, standing rigging with Kevlar and total sail area of 340 m², weighing just 45T lightship. Read More

Feelin’ Good, the first SW82 by Southern Wind, delivered

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Feelin’ Good, the first SW82 hull built by Southern Wind Shipyard, is getting ready to leave for her maiden voyage of about 7000 nm from South Africa to the Med. Feelin' Good is designed by the consolidated team of Farr Yacht Design (naval architecture, sail plan and appendages) and Nauta Design (general design, deck and interior design). Read More

The Overmarine Group presents the new Mangusta 132

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Overmarine Group has unveiled the new Mangusta 132, which was developed as a natural evolution of the Mangusta 130, with a number of important differences. New S3Np Ka.Me.Wa. Rolls Royce waterjets featuring improved efficiency have been combined with two 4600hp MTU engines. Read More

Brunswick Corporation sells Hatteras and CABO brands

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced this week that it has completed the sale of the Hatteras and CABO brands of motoryachts and sportfishing convertibles to Navis HCY Acquisition, an affiliate of Versa Capital, which is based in Philadelphia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

Renamed shipyard Pryde makes strong impression with 88.8m Illusion

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Superyacht shipyard Pryde will shine at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013 with its prestigious new model, the 88.8-meter Illusion. Pryde is a world-class, competitive yacht-building business, located on China’s Yantai Peninsula. Pryde specializes in the development, creation and marketing of 80-120m superyachts. Read More

CRN delivers superyacht Lady Genyr

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

CRN has delivered superyacht 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. She was the second launch for the shipyard this year. Read More

New 62 metre Sanlorenzo superyacht unveiled

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Sanlorenzo and the prestigious studio Officina Italiana Design recently signed an agreement for the design of the next Sanlorenzo models, starting with its new 50/60 foot entry level in fiber-glass, up to the yard's new flagship, the Sanlorenzo 62Steel, a 62-metre (203ft) superyacht in steel. Read More

Sunrise Yachts strengthening its management structure

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Following the signing of a string of large yacht projects, Sunrise Yachts is strengthening its management structure to take into account the shipyard’s hugely increased workload and workforce, which has now reached 175 staff and 350 permanent sub-contractors. Read More

Rodriguez Group sells another Cerri 102’ Flyingsport

Monday, 29 July 2013

The Rodriguez Group has announced another sale of a Cerri 102’ Flyingsport line. This 31‐metre yacht is equipped with four cabins, including a master cabin aft and a VIP cabin forward. THe model sold is able to accommodate eight guests and four crew, in a sober and stylish interior based on white, grey and chocolate tones. Read More

Superyacht Agora delivered to Japan

Monday, 29 July 2013

The new Horizon RP105 raised pilothouse yacht Agora has begon her maiden voyage to Japan today, with the Horizon dealer on board for the journey. Agora completed her sea trials this week that included noise testing - per the owner's request, the Horizon design team paid special attention to sound insulation for interior areas. 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

Nakhimov Yachts signs 52 metre superyacht at Admiral

Monday, 29 July 2013

Nakhimov Yachts has announced the sale of another new construction project at the Admiral shipyard for one of their clients. This high-tech yacht will be built completely of aluminium and will have a revolutionary hybrid power system with 4 MAN V12-1800 (1324 kW) main diesel engines and 2 (150 kW) electrical propulsion motors. Read More

Wim van der Valk shipyard signs three new contracts in 1 week

Friday, 26 July 2013

The Wim van der Valk shipyard has recently signed three new orders, in 1 week, for three yachts of the sizes: 33.3 metre, 23 metre and 20 metre. The 33.3 metre Trawler will be a milestone for the Van der Valk shipyard as it will be the largest project ever, surpassing the formerly largest project with approx. 7,5 metre. Read More

In Pictures: The largest Palmer Johnson ever built, Lady M

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The recently delivered 65 metre (213 Ft.) Palmer Johnson Lady M arrived in the Med earlier this week, where photographer Giovanni Romero took these photos of her. Designed by Nuvolari & Lenard and built under the supervision of the Moran Yacht & Ship new construction team, Lady M is the largest Palmer Johnson ever built.​ Read More

Mulder delivers new Mulder 75 Wheelhouse to the USA

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Mulder has delivered a brand-new Mulder 75 Wheelhouse to her owner in America. The custom build Strathearn 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 full aluminum 75-footer left from Eemshaven (NL) to be transported to the USA by a yacht transport carrier. 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

66 Metre superyacht Invictus delivered by Delta

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Delta has the delivered Invictus. Latin for “unconquerable”, Invictus is homage to the indomitable spirit at the heart of the 19th century poem by William Ernest Hemley. Strikingly beautiful, flawlessly conceived and profoundly powerful, Invictus is a tribute to the courage and strength portrayed in the namesake poem’s final stanza. Read More

800 Guests attend Sea Owl’s delivery party in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The 62-metre Feadship Sea Owl has been delivered to her owners in a special ceremony in Amsterdam’s iconic Maritime Museum. The clients were so pleased with their yacht that they decided to throw a party for the Feadship personnel involved in this exceptionally custom superyacht. 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

Sunrise Yachts signs contract for completion of project Sunset

Monday, 22 July 2013

Timeless yacht concepts last forever: Four years after delivering M/Y Africa, Sunrise Yachts confirmed the completion of a sister ship for a new owner who approached the shipyard directly. Project Sunset had been started by Sunrise Yachts up to the stage of interior outfitting – hence proposing a shorter delivery time. 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

Hull of Bilgin 164 Alfulk launched

Monday, 22 July 2013

In 2012, the Turkish yard Bilgin signed a contract for a Bilgin 164, Alfulk. This 49.90 metre yacht, designed by H2, was just transported from the Yalova shipyard and moved to Bilgin's yard in K. Cekmece. The 768 GRT 50m LOA Mega Yacht has a beam of 10m and 3m draft and will have a light weight of 470 t. Read More

New Japanese order for third Horizon RP110 superyacht

Friday, 19 July 2013

Horizon has announce that they recently received a new order for hull three of the RP110 Raised Pilothouse superyacht from a current Horizon owner in Japan. After owning and cruising his Horizon 82’ for the past six years, the owner was in need of larger yacht to accommodate his growing family and business. Read More

Superyacht support vessel under construction in Holland

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Last night I went out to see the arrival of an usual yacht in Holland. After a little digging, I discovered it is a 24 metre support yacht, designed by the Dutch designers of Diana Yacht Design. The yacht, which will serve as a support vessel, was on her way to be completed by Lynx Yachts in Holland. 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

Admiral Tecnomar unveils 76 foot sailing yacht

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Admiral Tecnomar - Yachting Hub of The Italian Sea Group, has extended its range of yachts, with the addition of a 76 foot sailing yacht in the new Silent series. The yacht is designed with such sailing equipment, that she can be sailed with a crew of just two. The Silent range will be officially presented at Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows. 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

Sunreef Yachts signs three new contracts in three weeks

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Sunreef Yachts has announced three new orders for three yachts over 24 metres, signed within the last three weeks. This new triple order is a good sign that larger catamarans are a booming product. The first contract was the Sunreef 82 Double Deck sold to a Client in the Middle East. Read More

First look on board superyacht Ileria

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Turkish shipyard Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts recently launched a new 49.90 metre motor yacht Ileria, and we can now show you the first pictures of her interior, courtesy of Fraser Yachts. Ileria combines massive volume and a modern interior, featuring seven staterooms, including a full beam master on deck. 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 Cacos V delivered to owners

Monday, 15 July 2013

Cape4 Yachting has announced the delivery of the first Admiral Impero 40 metres, which was sold to a client of Cape4. Cacos V, is a 40 metre semi-displacement aluminium yacht of the Impero line, designed by the naval architect Luca Dini in cooperation with the Yard's Style Center. 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

Nakhimov signs contract for 55 metre superyacht at Admiral

Friday, 12 July 2013

Nakhimov Yachts sends excellent news, as they have just signed a contract for the construction of 55 metre yacht for one of their clients. The aluminium yacht will be build at Admiral shipyard in Italyand will have a revolutionary hybrid power system enabling the yacht to cruise 10 knots on electric engines consuming just 95 liters per hour. Read More

In Pictures: The delivery of the 55 metre Amels Apollo

Friday, 12 July 2013

Following the arrival of the brand new 55 metre Amels superyacht Kamalaya in the Med earlier this week, photographer Giovanni Romero has now send us these photos of yet another new Amels superyacht. Apollo was seen in Gibraltar, which leads us to believe this yacht has now also been delivered to her owners. Read More

New construction project Apollo sold at PJ

Friday, 12 July 2013

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the sale of another new construction project; the 170 Ft. (52.4m) Palmer Johnson Super Sport Yacht named Project Apollo. Project Apollo will feature an 8 meter swimming pool with a swim-against current, accommodations for 12 guests in 6 staterooms and a sumptuous interior. Read More

In Pictures: The delivery of the 50 metre Heesen Crazy Me

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Although not yet confirmed by Heesen, it seems the Dutch yard has delivered Crazy Me, superyacht project YN 16250, a 50 metre all-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yachtGary Grant designed the radical exterior lines of his new superyacht, who created pure lines with a distinctive “swoosh”.. Read More

SG Private Wealth Advisors announces the plan to build Arianna II

Thursday, 11 July 2013

In 2012, Delta Marine delivered superyacht Arianna, which was financed and marketed by SG Private Wealth Advisors. Today, a year after Arianna was delivered to its owner, SG Private Wealth Advisors pushes the envelope even further by announcing on behalf of their client, Arianna II, a 65-meter sister ship to Arianna. Read More

Superyacht Apostrophe to star at Monaco show after Norwegian adventure

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

​Hakvoort recently delivered the custom superyacht Apostrophe. This exceptionally detailed 39.70-metre motoryacht is now about to embark on her maiden voyage to Norway, where the owner will cruise the fields in significant comfort and style. Apostrophe is also set to wow the crowds at the Monaco show this September. 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

In Pictures: The brand new superyacht Kamalaya

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Earlier this year, Dutch superyacht builder Amels launched the 55 metre superyacht Kamalaya. The yacht was seen in Gibraltar this week, which leads us to believe the yacht has now been delivered to her owners. Kamalaya, designed by renowned designer Tim Heywood, is the second yacht in the Amels 180 series. 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

First look on board superyacht Ocean Paradise by Benetti

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The 55 metre Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise will be making her international debut at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. This stunning Italian built Superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins. Designed by Benetti’s own Mauro Izzo, Ocean Paradise’s interior distils every aspect of contemporary yachting into an incredible 55m. 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

Another 2 new Ocean Alexander yachts sold

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the recent sale of 2 new yachts for the US. These 2 additional sales set a new record of 5 new yacht sales within a single month, including an Ocean Alexander 90 Skylounge Motor Yacht in Newport Beach, California. Read More

In Pictures: The recently delivered 57.60-metre Feadship Larisa

Monday, 8 July 2013

The recently delivered 57.60-metre custom Feadship Larisa, has arrived in the Med, where photographer Giovanni Romero photographed her arrival. The yacht is built for an experienced owner. Her interior comes from the boards of Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Larisa features a contemporary classic exterior profile.​ 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

Horzon readies to launch Horizon E73 motor yacht

Monday, 8 July 2013

A new Horizon E73 Skylounge motor yacht, currently in build for an Australian owner, is undergoing final testing in preparation for her sea trial at the end of July and is scheduled for an August delivery to her new owner. This E73 features a three stateroom layout, with the Master Stateroom and two guest rooms forward on the lower deck. Read More

The Nordhavn 120 to be delivered soon

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Nordhavn 120 #1 has undergone successful ocean trials and is on schedule to depart the South Coast Marine factory in Xiamen, China on July 12th. The yacht will be delivered by a crew of staff from Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (P.A.E.) including Nordhavn’s vice president, Jim Leishman, and Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman. 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

Burger Boat Company unveils superyacht Liberty

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Reflecting upon its 150 year history, Burger created a new and exciting design that celebrates its legacy of designing and building some of the world's most recognizable yachts. This new design is named Liberty to reflect the freedom from restrictions one enjoys while aboard a Burger built yacht. Read More

First look on board Curvelle's superyacht Quaranta

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Superyacht developer Curvelle has recently delivered the Quaranta, in close cooperation with Logos Marine as principal build contractor. The yacht, which is currently the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran in the world, is now enjoying her first cruise with guests on board. Read More

Superyacht Luna delivered by Benetti

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Benetti has delivered superyacht Luna. She was photographed in Cannes by one of our readers. Luna measures 42 metres in length with a 9 metre beam, and has a displacement of 375 tonnes.​ She is powered by twin Cat C32 Acer's, which provide a range of 4,000 miles. She offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 suites. Read More

Azimut Benetti invites 600 guests to Portofino

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group invited more than 600 select clients from all over the world to the sixth Yachting Gala, which took place during the last weekend of June in the splendid setting of Portofino. It gave guests the chance to see an exclusive preview of the brand new Azimut 80 and to raise a toast to Benetti. Read More

New board members at Heesen

Monday, 1 July 2013

Heesen has announced that Mark Cavendish has been appointed as Sales and Marketing Director. Mark replaces Fabio Ermetto, who left the company at the end of June 2013. Mark has worked closely with Fabio at Heesen Yachts for many years (since 2008), and has more than 35 years experience in the naval and yachting industry. Read More

First look on board superyacht Monokini

Monday, 1 July 2013

Last week, our team had the opportunity to test Baglietto's 44 metre superyacht Monokini, which was launched privately on Saturday May 4th. Monokini is an evolution of Baglietto's 44 FAST line, whose first two models were M/Y Tatiana per Sempre and her sistership Apache II. Read More

Feadship appoints new Marketing & Brand Director

Monday, 1 July 2013

Feadship has strengthened it's marketing department with the appointment of Farouk Nefzi. As the new Marketing & Brand Director, Nefzi will leverage on his wide experience in the superyacht industry and the wider commercial world to ensure Feadship continues to set the standard in terms of profiling itself to the global custom yachts clientele. 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

Royal Huisman expands Asian presence

Friday, 28 June 2013

In recent years the Royal Huisman team has been increasingly active in building its brand within the dynamic Asian economic region. These activities have included annual appearances at the Hainan Rendezvous, participation in the Singapore Yacht Show and the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. Read More

MCP Yachts working on 42.5 metre superyacht

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Brazilian based shipyard MCP Yachts is preparing to launch their 42.5 metre semi displacement aluminium superyacht, the Hemispere 140. The yacht, designed by MCP and Vripack, will have transatlantic capabilities, and will accommodate 10 guests. 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

Jet-Tern Marine, a yard in motion

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Selene Trawler Yachts are built by Jet-Tern Marine Group, established in 1998 by Howard Chen of Taiwan, who remains the owner today. Jet-Tern Marine has production facilities in Zhuhai and Dongguan in China. The yard has built more than 400 robust trawler yachts for proud owners all over the world. Read More

The new Princess 88 Motor Yacht unveiled

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

This exciting new addition to the flybridge range features an all-new infused long range hull - the latest Princess hybrid hull shape developed through efficiency lessons learned from the Princess 40M. The hull design utilises the very latest resin infusion technology so her performance and handling are both impeccable and efficient. Read More

Ferretti Yachts delivers the Ferretti 960

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Ferretti Yachts has delivered the Ferretti 960, the largest planing yacht to date, designed and built by the Group’s historical brand. The Ferrretti 960 is the result of the close cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, and Ferretti Group’s team of engineers, architects and designers. Read More

Sunseeker 40 Metre Sea Raider V delivered

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A brand new Sunseeker 40 Metre, Sea Raider V, has arrived in the Mediterranean, which leads us to believe that she has recently been delivered to her owners. Developed for those who enjoy independence and extended cruising, the Sunseeker 40 offers extreme blue water credentials. Read More

Acquisition of the Mondo Marine shipyard

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mondo Marine, the Italian shipyard founded in 1978, has been bought by engineer Alessandro Falciai, a well respected member of the international financial community. The financial commitment of Engineer Alessandro Falciai, will help the yard to grow even bigger, a course already laid out by the yard's CEO mr. Zambrini. 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

Dörries Maritime Services identifies yacht building facility in Northern Germany

Friday, 21 June 2013

In preparation for their next project, Dörries Maritime Services (DMS), who provide services from conceptual design to complete construction and after sales, tells us they have identified an ideal build facility. Strategically located in northern Germany, the facilities are close to some of industries best subcontractors and suppliers. Read More

Superyacht Inoui delivered by Vitters

Friday, 21 June 2013

Vitters Shipyard has delivered a spectacular performance sloop designed by Philippe Briand. Inoui, a 33.4 metre (110 ft) composite sloop, was delivered to her owners, following a christening ceremony at the Maritime Museum in the centre of Amsterdam. he naval architect is Philippe Briand and the interior is by Andrew Winch Design. Read More 

Hakvoort delivers 39 metre superyacht Apostrophe

Friday, 21 June 2013

Hakvoort has delivered superyacht Apostrophe. 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. Her naval architecture is by Diana Yacht Design. Read More

Horizon signs new build P105 contract for repeat clients

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Horizon has announced that current U.S. owners have ordered a new P105 tri-deck motoryacht, built to DNV class, that is expected to be complete in January 2015. This P105 is the second Horizon motoryacht for the owners – they previously built an 82-foot – and has been customized to specifically meet their cruising and lifestyle needs. 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

Southern Wind working on SW102 Farfalla

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The South African based shipyard Southern Wind is working actively to build the hull number 3 of the fortunate model SW102. This super yacht will be a Raised Saloon version, which features bright panoramic windows on the coach roof and an airy under-deck open saloon. Read More

Chinese Dalian Wanda Group takes majority share in Sunseeker

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wanda and leading British yacht company, Sunseeker International Ltd, today announced that they have entered a definitive agreement under which Wanda will acquire a majority shareholding of 91.81% in pre-eminent luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker, with the remaining 8.19% to be acquired by Sunseeker management. Read More

Palmer Johnson delivers 65 metre Lady M

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced the delivery of the 65 metre (213 Ft.) Palmer Johnson Lady M. Built under project name Stimulus, she successfully completed her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic. Lady M will be turning heads in every port she visits this summer. Read More

Moonen 100 Explorer readies for summer delivery

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands recently launched the all-new Moonen 100 Explorer, and is now in the final stages of installing the interior. This long distance, expedition-type yacht was custom-developed with Vripack Naval Architects for a repeat client. Read More

Projects currently under construction at Feadship

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Last month I visited the Feadship shipyard Royal van Lent, in The Netherlands, as part of the Yacht Valley Press trip. Unfortunatelly, some of Feadship's current projects are being kept under wraps, yet we have been allowed to unveil more information on some of the projects currently underway at the three shipyards that make up Feadship.

Grand opening of the Mulder Shipyard

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Exactly 6 months after the move to the new shipyard, Saturday the 15th of June, the grand opening of the Mulder Shipyard location in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk took place. Attendees were given a tour around the sustainable and economically built new yard where new yachts are under construction: a 98 Flybridge, 75 Wheelhouse and a Bellagio. Read More

Two Sunseeker 101 Sport Yachts to be delivered to South of France

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Sunsekeer confirmed that the first two Sunseeker 101 Sport Yachts on order will both be delivered to the South of France, ahead of the 2014 season. Hull No.1 has already completed the initial stage of production and has been removed from her mould at the Sunseeker International moulding facility in Portland Dorset UK. Read More

In Pictures: Heesen's 65 metre Galactica Star delivered

Tuesday, 18 June 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 yacht has now been delivered, and made her way this week to the Mediterranean, where Giovanni Romero took these photos of her arrival. Read More

ISA sells ISA 140 hybrid superyacht

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

ISA has announced the sale of its first ever ISA 140’ (43.63 meters) composite superyacht, which combines high performance with low consumption. The new ISA140 is equipped with a hybrid propulsion system supplied by Siemens. Low speed navigation, at 8 knots, is possible with the two main engines off. Read More

Yacht Moments sells new SanLorenzo SD92

Monday, 17 June 2013

Yacht Moments has announced the sale of a new SanLorenzo SD92, by Chairman Kurt Lehmann. Delivery will be in July 2013 to a repeat client of Yacht Moments. She features 4 guest staterooms with additional space for up to 4 crew, powerful twin MTU 900kW engines, zero speed stabilizers. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche signs a new Darwin 86 contract

Monday, 17 June 2013

Just two months after the delivery of the Darwin Class 96’, Stella di Mare, which will debut in Cannes at the next Festival de la Plaisance, Cantiere delle Marche signed a new contract for the construction of an Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86’, designed and engineered by Hydro Tec/Sergio Cutolo. 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

Hull of first Amer Cento superyacht arrives at Versilmarina yard

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Gruppo Permare, builders of Amer superyachts, has just released a photo of the hull of the first Amer 100 superyacht, which arrived at the yard this week, to be completed. The Amer Cento measures 100 ft, and is based on the yard's award winning 92' and 116' series. The yacht will feature several innovative features. Read More

26m De Vries Lentsch project available in Germany

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Yacht Surveyors have announced their cooperation with the owner of a 26 metre De Vries Lentsch project, and the German Shipyard Lubeck Yachts. The yacht was initially commissioned by royalty, who planned her as their summer residential yacht, yet never finished the yacht. Read More

Superyacht Far Far Away delivered

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Launched by Inace in 2012, 120' Inace explorer yacht Far Far Away, designed by Luiz de Basto Designs, has now arrived in Europe. Far Far Away features a large boat deck forward of her superstructure, with a 2 ton crane. The boat deck can carry a number of tenders and other toys. Read More

Feadship delivers 57.60 metre custom superyacht Larisa

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Feadship has delivered the 57.60-metre custom motoryacht Larisa. The yacht, currently in Norway, is built for an experienced owner. 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

Moonen sells pre-owned Moonen 84 Eleonora

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Moonen Brokerage in the Netherlands has announced the sale of the pre-owned Moonen 84 Eleonora. This is the second occasion that this fine motoryacht has been through the books of Moonen Brokerage and represents the third major superyacht sale by Robert Drontmann from Moonen Brokerage this year. Read More

Horizon signs contract for second RP110 superyacht

Monday, 10 June 2013

Horizon announced that a new owner, working with the Western Australia office of Horizon Motor Yacht Australia, has just signed a build order for the Horizon RP110 raised-pilothouse motoryacht. The order is the result of a one-day visit to the Horizon shipyard, where the client toured through Horizon's four facilities. Read More

Construction of Mulder 98 Flybridge well underway

Friday, 7 June 2013

Construction of the new 30-metre Mulder 98 Flybridge is wel underway at Mulder Shipyard’s new facilities in Zoeterwoude Rijndijk. SuperYachtTimes.com visited the yard last week. Work is presently ongoing on the 30-metre aluminium hull of the new Mulder 98 Flybridge. The interior consists largely of American walnut. Read More

Horizon Yacht USA delivers Horizon E78 Wild Duck

Friday, 7 June 2013

Horizon Yacht USA recently delivered a new Horizon E78 motoryacht Wild Duck to her new owner, just in time for the summer cruising season. Wild Duck was a semi-custom build for her first-time Horizon owner and features a custom fishing cockpit for a LOA of 81-feet. Read More

Sunseeker in discussions with a third party over the sale of a majority stake

Friday, 7 June 2013

Sunseeker is in discussions with a third party over the sale of a majority stake in the business with any deal being subject to the approval of various regulators. If a deal is concluded, Sunseeker will remain a British company, headquartered in Poole, Dorset and will maintain its existing primary production bases in the UK, along with its current workforce and infrastructure. Read More

Closer look at 60 metre superyacht CRN 133

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Following our article on the construction of the 74 metre CRN hull 131 earlier this week, we can now also show you the 60 metre hull 133. Hull number 133 is a 5 deck steel and aluminium yacht, powered by two Caterpillar 3512 C-C engines, that allow for a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Read More

New Oceanco facility for building 100+ metre yachts

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

As a direct response to market demands, Oceanco is now moving forward with implementing their plans for constructing a new yacht-building facility to accommodate yachts up to 140-metres in length. Their new high tech facility is expressly designed and purpose-built for building 100+-metre yachts. 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

2nd Sanlorenzo Americas yacht sold in a month

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Following the delivery of an SL104 in April, Sanlorenzo announced that the yard has sold a new SL94 to one of their clients. All Sanlorenzo Yachts that are built for the Americas are all specifically designed from the very outset to be geared to the nuances of the region​. Francesco Paszkowski designed the SL94 in cooperation with Sanlorenzo. 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

ISA Yachts now represented in Panama

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

ISA recently entered an agreement with Nauteka Ship Yard Amador SA in Panama to be its new dealer in that territory for all ISA products including new builds and brokerage yachts. The agreement with Nauteka represents a sales strengthening for ISA in the specified territory. Read More

Hull and superstructure PJ48 Supersport enroute to Palmer Johnson

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Brødrene Aa has announced the delivery of yard nr 268, the carbon fiber structure of Palmer Johnsons 48m Supersport Yacht. Normally, Brødrene Aa delivers complete high speed passenger vessels, but in this project the yard has produced the carbon fiber structure for the new Palmer Johnson 48m Supersport yacht. Read More

Moonen Shipyards completes refit of Etoile d’Azur

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has successfully completed the refit of the Moonen 84 Etoile d’Azur. The five-month project has included some complex upgrades to the stabilisation system plus a smart extension to the flybridge that offers both practical and aesthetic benefits. Read More

Closer look at 74 metre superyacht CRN 131

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Currently under construction, and slated for a spring 2014 launch, is the 74 metre M/Y CRN 131, destined to be the second largest yacht built by CRN since the 80 metre Chopi Chopi. Hull number 131 is a steel and aluminium yacht, built on the same technical platform as the 72m Azteca. Read More

Abeking & Rasmussen delivers 82.3 metre superyacht Secret

Monday, 3 June 2013

The impressive 82.3 metre superyacht Secret has been delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen. Burgess who placed the build order, told SuperYachtTimes in December that this closely guarded ‘secret’ was commissioned for experienced owners. Exterior design is by Sam Sorgiovanni and a stunningly elegant interior has been conceived by Jim Harris. 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

Video of 92.5 metre Feadship going into the yard

Friday, 31 May 2013

Last week, Dutch shipyard Slob launched the hull and superstructure of a large superyacht, which we believed was Feadship's hull 1005. This was confirmed by the video below, which shows the yacht enetering the yard's large facility in the North of The Netherlands. Hill 1005 measures 92.5 metres, and will probably be launched late 2014. Read More

Construction update on 44 metre Bloemsma Van Breemen

Friday, 31 May 2013

Earlier this week, I visited Bloemsma Van Breemen in the Netherlands, who are close to completing the build of an exceptional 44-metre motoryacht. The yacht, which has a striking exterior from the boards of Pieter Beeldsnijder, has been at the yard for quite some time, as her original owner had to back out of the project midway through the build. 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

Second Amels 199 superyacht sold

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Amels has just announced the sale of the Second Amels 199. Designed by Tim Heywood, the flexibility of the Amels 199 design has allowed the Owner to highly customise his yacht and have it delivered in less than two years. The Owner, originally from South America. 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

57 Metre Feadship contract signed by Edmiston

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Edmiston has commissioned the construction of a spectacular new 57 metre Feadship. Designed by Eidsgaard Design, the keel laying has just taken place in Holland. This is the fourth project to be commissioned and project managed by Edmiston at Feadship in the last four years and the latest in a long line of significant projects over the past 10 years. 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

Sailing yacht Bougainville almost ready to be launched

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

SuperYachtTimes.com editor Maarten visited Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands on monday, and discovered the yard is currently very close to completing the modern 72 ft racer/cruiser BougainvilleThe exterior of this impressive sailing yacht was designed by Berret Racoupeau and the interior comes from the boards of Rhoades Young. 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

Heesen's revolutionary 65 metre superyacht completes sea trials

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Heesen Yachts has announced that Galactica Star, the revolutionary 65m FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form) all-aluminium motor yacht, has successfully completed trials in the North Sea and exceeded the top speed demanded by contract by almost two knots! The vessel left the Heesen Yachts facility in Oss on Saturday, 11th May. 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

Trinity and TY Offshore announce formation of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore are pleased to announce the formation of the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group along with its new investment partner, Littlejohn & Co., a multi-billion dollar private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT. Gulf Coast Shipyard Group will own and operate two major Gulf Coast based shipyards engaged in the new construction of commercial, military and luxury yachts. 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

Nautor’s Swan launches pure cruising range

Monday, 27 May 2013

Nautor’s Swan is launching a new range of cruising yachts ranging from 60 to 115 feet in length. The new cruising range, designed by naval architect German Frers together with Nautor’s design team, includes the Swan 60RS, Swan 80RS and Swan 105RS which will hit the water in 2014, plus the flagship Swan 115RS. 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

Superyacht Chimera delivered

Friday, 24 May 2013

Sunseeker have delivered a new superyacht in the Predator 115 series, Chimera. The yacht was photographed this week by Giovanni Romero when she arrived in Gibraltar on her maiden voyage. The Predator 115 is built to RINA classification and provides for a guest party of up to 10 in five cabins, with a crew of five. 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

Hull of 92.5 metre Feadship superyacht launched

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Dutch shipyard Slob has launched the hull and superstructure of a large superyacht today, which we believe is Feadship's hull 1005. The yacht measures 92.5 metres, and will be completed at the Feadship yard in Makkum. More information at this stage is not yet available. Read More

New build Arcadia 115 sold by Ocean Independence

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Good news as Jeroen Minnema of Ocean Independence calls us to share the news that he has just sold the third hull in the Arcadia 115 series, which will be built under the supervision by Ocean Management, the technical and operational yacht management division of Ocean Independence. Read More

Contract for 45 metre Admiral Regale superyacht signed

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Sergei Dobroserdov of Nakhimov Yachts Monaco has signed an order for a 45 metre superyacht at Admiral in Italy. The 45 metre aluminum yacht in the planing Regale line, designed by Luca Dini, will have an interior by Dobroserdov Design. The yacht is already under construction and will be delivered in May 2014. 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

Richard Lambert joins board at Princess Yachts International

Friday, 17 May 2013

Princess Yachts International plc are delighted to announce that Richard Lambert has joined the Board at Princess Yachts International plc as M Class Director. This key position has been established to enhance the company's existing capability to support sales of the growing range of Princess M Class superyachts. 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

Bloemsma Van Breemen set to launch 44 metre superyacht

Friday, 17 May 2013

Bloemsma Van Breemen in the Netherlands is close to completing the build of an exceptional 44-metre motoryacht. In addition to the yard’s well-documented expertise in construction and engineering field, the project also benefits from a striking exterior from the boards of Pieter Beeldsnijder and first-class naval architecture by Vripack. Read More

First Sunreef 80 almost ready for launching

Friday, 17 May 2013

From the beginning of 2013, Sunreef Yachts has already completed 4 new custom-made catamaran-yachts, both sail and power. The next big launch in the pipeline is the new sailing superyacht model, Sunreef 80 from the Single Deck line with full carbon structure, and the wet deck is now being painted. The teak flooring has been installed. Read More

Positive first quarter for Nautor's Swan

Friday, 17 May 2013

With a sound five year plan in place, 2013 got off to a positive start for yacht builder, Nautor's Swan. The company, led by Chairman Leonardo Ferragamo and Executive Vice President Roger Talermo, is well positoned to leverage recent restructuring and investments made for the future including the appointment of Kjell Vesto as Operations Director. Read More

55 Metre Amels superyacht Engelberg christened

Friday, 17 May 2013

The owners of the 55 metre superyacht Engelberg christened the yacht yesterday at the Dutch shipyard Amels. SuperYachtTimes.com travelled to the seaside town of Vlissingen, in South of Holland to see the ceremony, which was attended by the owner's broker Jeroen Minnema and his colleagues from Ocean Independence. Read More

Southern Wind delivers 40th yacht SY Hevea

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Southern Wind Shipyard has announced the delivery of her 40th yacht SY Hevea, the new SW 102 DS. The new Southern Wind 102 DS Hevea sails under her red gennaker in Cape Town’s waters, showing at a glance her beauty and her strong personality, shaped by her owner, a businessman with a passion for comics. Read More

ISA Establishes an office in the USA

Thursday, 16 May 2013

International Shipyards Ancona (ISA) announced the grand opening of its North American operations with an office at the Portside Yachting Center on at the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale. It was auspicious timing for ISA as the day marked its 12th anniversary! Read More

In Pictures: The brand new Heesen superyacht Ventura

Wednesday, 15 May 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. She was seen in Gibraltar on her maiden trip from The Netherlands, by photographer Giovanni Romero. Read More

Baltic starts construction of the Baltic 175 Pink Gin VI

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Baltic announced they have started construction of the Baltic 175 Pink Gin VI the same year as the company celebrates its 40th anniversary. "We have enjoyed a long and sucessful relationship with the owner and this will be his 6th yacht from our yard, with design by judel/vrolijk & co", Baltic comments. Read More

ISA presents new company logo

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

On the occasion of the 12th anniversary of ISA, the Ancona based superyacht builder has officially presented its new company logo. The new logo symbolizes the company’s focus on designing, building and maintaining the best custom motor yachts in steel/aluminium or composite from 24 to 90 meters in length. Read More

Flevoship delivers superyacht Belle de Jour

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Flevoship has delivered superyacht Belle de Jour to her proud owners. Belle de Jour is an outstanding, 30 metre LOA steel superyacht designed by naval architect Pieter Beeldsnijder of the Dutch PB Design, in cooperation with Flevoship. Belle de Jour is built under Lloyd's registry specification in steel and aluminum. 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

The third Annual Horizon Owner Rendezvous held

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Horizon Yacht US dealer recently hosted their Third Annual Horizon Owner Rendezvous which took place this year in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama – nine yachts, ranging in size from 60 to 136 feet, participated in the event from May 3rd-5th and marked the largest rendezvous gathering yet. 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

82 Metre superyacht Graceful in final stage of construction

Friday, 10 May 2013

Currently being completed at the Blohm+Voss facilities in Hamburg with the support of the best industry subcontractors, the 82 metre superyacht Graceful is in its final stages before being put in the water in October. The sleek exterior and classic interior is designed by H2 Yacht Design. Unique features include an impressive 15m pool. 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

Wider Yachts confirms the sale of the first Wider 150’.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Italian Shipyard Wider Yachts have confirmed the sale of the first hull of the Wider 150’. Tilli Antonelli and his team have worked closely with Camper & Nicholsons brokers to gain insight into the needs and requirements of yacht buyers in 2013, assisting in the marketing and development of the process. Read More

Perini Navi Group supports young talents

Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Perini Navi Group is once again showing its support of young talents and is promoting young graduates that write their thesis on topics relevant to the success of products for the nautical sector that are Made in Italy by creating two scholarships for projects promoted by the Comitato Leonardo. Read More

Canados adds new yacht to their product range

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Canados has added a new yacht to their product range. The Canados 106 will fill the gap between the successful 86 and the 120 launched last year. She features exterior and naval architecture by the Canados Design Team, while Cristiano Gatto Design was in charge of the yacht's fully custom interior. 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

WallyCento superyacht Magic Carpet 3 delivered

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Stunning performance marked the debut of the brand new WallyCento Magic Carpet 3: only two weeks after her launch, she competed in Gaastra Palmavela regatta (Mallorca, 1-5 May) out-matching all races in real time, crossing the finish lines between five and 20 minutes ahead of the closest competitor. Read More

Oyster reporting profitable results and a good order book

Monday, 6 May 2013

Oyster has announced that group turnover in 2012 was up on 2011 and delivers a second year in a row of improving results from the recession linked low points of 2008 to 2010. Reporting profitable results and with a good order book across its range, Oyster closed 2012 in its strongest position for many years. 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

Introducing the Infiniti 100S from Danish Yachts

Friday, 3 May 2013

Introducing the Infiniti 100S from Danish Yachts for the first time, Danish Yachts, Infiniti Yachts and the exclusive worldwide sales partner Yachtzoo have revealed their new high performance 100 foot sailing superyacht incorporating the patented Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS) technology by Hugh Welbourn. Read More

Twelfth hull of Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 33 Crescendo delivered

Friday, 3 May 2013

Ferretti Custom Line, a brand of the Ferretti Group producing yachts between 26 and 38 metres in length, has delivered the twelfth hull of the semi-displacement line Navetta 33 Crescendo at its shipyard in Ancona. This new model marks yet another important step forward in the brand’s international development. 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

Perini Navi turns hull of first 70 metre superyacht

Thursday, 2 May 2013

The aluminium hull number C.2227, the first yacht in the new generation 70 mt series and the second longest sailing yacht in the Perini Navi fleet after the 88 mt clipper The Maltese Falcon, has been turned at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey. SY C.2227 has all of the typical Perini Navi characteristics of quality, comfort and performance in safety. 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

99 Metre Feadship delivered and named Madame Gu

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Feadship has delivered 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.  More than four years in the making, project ‘Dream’, was launched in February, and has now been named Madame GuRead More

Baglietto launches new website

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Baglietto SpA’s newly edited and restructured website is online. Its thorough restyling overhauls the historical shipyard’s presence also on the Internet. Developed in cooperation with the agency Independent Ideas, the website is characterised by an innovative horizontal architecture that is extremely convenient for users. Read More

The 23 metre Acico motor yacht AY74

Monday, 29 April 2013

This 23 metre Acico built motor yacht was designed for long distances passages for the owner and his family. Next to the full beam owner’s room, it features two guest cabins, as well as a crew cabin for two with an independent wash room. The open arrangement between lower and upper deck generates a transparent and spacious feeling. Read More

Three yachts nearing completion at Horizon

Friday, 26 April 2013

Horizon’s 2013 activity continues into the spring season, with three popular models – the largest is the Horizon RP105 raised-pilothouse, followed by a E70 motoryacht and PC60 power catamaran – nearing completion and set for delivery to their new owners in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan in May. 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

The first Amels 199 superyacht Event christened

Friday, 26 April 2013

The first Amels 199, Event, has been christened at the Amels yard in Vlissingen, Holland. In a few weeks this avant garde 60-metre will set out on her maiden voyage to Norway to explore the spectacular fjords. The successful, on-time delivery of Event represents another successful collaboration between Amels and Imperial. Read More

Contract for 46 metre Tripp Design performance sloop signed

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Holland Jachtbouw has announce they have signed a new superyacht contract for a 46 metre Tripp Design performance sloop designed for world cruising. It will be the first time that HJB have worked with Tripp Design but the second collaboration with Jens Cornelsen, the owner's representative. 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

The 85 Sunreef Power becomes 90 Sunreef Power

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sunreef Yachts has presented recently its new motoryacht, the 85 Sunreef Power, a true milestone in motor catamarans design. The interest for this new concept has been overwhelming from the side of the Clients and current Sunreef owners who submitted many useful feedback after first sketches have been released. 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

Aycer Yachts reports positive experience in Singapore

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Aycer yachts are built by Sayer Yachts FZC, based in the United Arab Emirates, in the Rak Investment Authority Free Zone. The company is established by two yacht aficionados Mr. Naser Mohamed Al Sayer, and Mr. Patrick Van Der Elst, who I met up with on board superyacht Naser II at the Singapore Yacht Show. 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.

Nautor’s Swan completes successful 80 foot range with the 80RS

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Nautor’s Swan, recognised globally for prestige and elegance as a world leader in luxury sailing yachts, is proud to present the new Swan 80RS (raised saloon), the ultimate cruising yacht. The new Swan 80RS, with its sleek raised saloon, completes the already established and successful 80 foot range. Read More

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

Feadship Heritage Fleet launched in Amsterdam

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Feadship has announced the formation of the Feadship Heritage Fleet, an association for the owners of Feadships that are more than thirty years old. The inaugural meeting of the association took place on 16 April 2013 in the historic De Roode Leeuw restaurant in Amsterdam, which was also the location of the very first Feadship meeting in late 1949. Read More

Perini Navi opens office in China

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Perini Navi Group has set its sights on the Asian market and is inaugurating a sales office in China today. The office is in the St. Regis Resort in Yalong Bay, Sanya on the isle of Hainan. This area is already one of the most popular vacation spots for the new Chinese wealthy and a reference point for the organisation of large events. 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

Ocea unveils new 70 metre superyacht

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Ocea Shipyard has unveiled a new superyacht design in their Commuter line, the Commuter 230, designed by Joubert-Nivelt. She has several distinctive design features, such as a spacious saloon, surrounded by full height windows, a large helicopter platform, aft deck swimming pool, and a private owner's deck. Read More

Canados 120 on schedule for summer 2013 delivery

Thursday, 11 April 2013

After launching superyacht Far Away last year, the next Canados 120, Far Away’s sister-yacht, is going to be launched and delivered to her owner by Summer 2013. Exterior design and naval architecture are the work of Canados Design Team, while the interior was designed by Cristiano Gatto Design Team. Read More

Superyacht Tango 5 delivered

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

After a successful four-day sea trial and boating around Pong Hu, the new Horizon EP115 Tango 5 was christened last Sunday afternoon at Horizon’s Premier Shipyard delivery center. Horizon CEO John Lu opened the christening ceremony with a speech thanking new owners Mr. and Mrs. Tang, as well as their families. 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

Hull of new 80 metre superyacht seen in Germany

Monday, 8 April 2013

A large new superyacht hull was seen at Stahlbau Nord in Bremerhaven in Germany, ready to be transported to Lemwerder. We believe the hull is of a 80m+ superyacht, to be finished at Abeking & Rasmussen. Abeking & Rasmussen currently have two 81 metre yachts on order, for delivery in 2014. 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

Feadship's 57.60 metre superyacht Larisa undergoing seatrials

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Feadship's recently launched 57.60-metre custom motoryacht Larisa, is now undergoing seatrials off the coast of Holland. 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. Read More

Gulf Craft sells two yachts at client event in Doha

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Pear Qatar marina in Doha saw a procession of yacht-lovers for three days last month as the “Majesty Yachts Exclusive Preview” by Gulf Craft Inc. a global manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats, ran to a great reception from Qatari customers from the 28th to the 30th of March 2013. Read More

Overmarine sells two new Mangusta superyachts

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Overmarine Group has sold two superyachts. The first is a Mangusta 165 hull, number 9 in the series. The second yacht is the 30th hull in the 108 series. With 2 jet skis stored on each side of the aft deck and a large garage that can accommodate tender and toys, the Mangusta 108’ is designed for pleasure. 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

Wim van der Valk to start construction of 30m superyacht

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Following strong demand from the market, the Dutch based shipyard Wim van der Valk will soon start the construction of the first 30 metre Continental III Flybridge. The Continental III is the latest addition to their range of yachts. 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

Amels superyacht Engelberg on schedule for delivery in May

Monday, 25 March 2013

At the beginning of March Dutch superyacht builder Amels  launched the 55 metre superyacht Engelberg and she is on schedule for delivery to her owner at the end of May 2013. The project, which is being managed by Ocean Management, is highly customised and intelligently designed to meet with her Owner’s needs. 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

Final outfitting of superyacht Red Square underway

Friday, 22 March 2013

Dunya Yachts launched the 73 metre superyacht Red Square at the Ursa Shipyard in Turkey on 2 February. SYT Editor Maarten Janssen visited the yacht earlier this month, after it had been moved back into the dry dock, to be finished. The yacht is expected to make her international debut at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

Superyacht Vellmari undergoing seatrials in Italy

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Earlier this month, Rossi Navi started with the seatrials of the 48 metre superyacht Vellmari, also known as Project Ketos, hull FR026. 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

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

88 Metre superyacht under construction in China for sale

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fraser Yachts continues to add to its impressive fleet of yachts for sale with the arrival of the imposing 88m Illusion, by far the largest yacht ever to be built in China. Her wide beam of 15.6m will create huge volume over the six decks and create a gross tonnage of 3,500GRT. Read More

MedTech Group buys 80% of superyacht builder Baltic Yachts

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The German MedTech Group has acquired 80% of Finnish Super Yacht Builder Baltic Yachts. Baltic Yachts was founded in 1973 in Ostrobothnia on the West coast of Finland – the Yard focuses on tailor-made high quality yachts, combining safe and easy handling. Baltic employs 175 people. The 2012 turnover was around 30 Million Euro. Read More

Stella Maris' helideck now fully certified for Eurocopter EC 135 use

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

VSY informs us, that their latest launch, the 72 metre Stella Maris, is now certified by the world-leading HCA (Helideck Certification Agency). Despite her impressive length, Stella Maris is one of the smallest superyachts in the world to carry this certificate. The result is an approved Eurocopter EC 135 helideck. Read More

Codecasa unveils design of the Codecasa 50 superyacht

Monday, 18 March 2013

Codecasa Shipyards have unveiled the design of a new Codecasa 50, developed entirely by the in-house Style Department, headed by Domenico Gozzani. The new design is roughly based on the Codecasa 50 Vintage Series of which the first hull, hull C121, is under construction for delivery scheduled in Spring 2015. 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

Superyacht Twilight takes to the water in style

Friday, 15 March 2013

Newly on the water, the first Oyster 125 Flybridge by Dubois - Twilight is currently undergoing client sailing and acceptance trials this week in Turkey. This outstanding record-breaking Oyster is a powerful performance cruising yacht and the largest Oyster afloat. Due to a change of sailing plans for the current owner, the yacht is for sale. 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

44 Metre superyacht nearing completion at Dutch yard

Friday, 15 March 2013

A 44-metre (144’) superyacht currently under construction at the Bloemsma & van Breemen yard in the north of Holland is nearing completion. The project, BVB44M, was put on hold for some time, after her original Dutch owners had to abandon the project, but the yard is now completing the yacht with a design by Pieter Beeldsnijder. Read More

107 Metre explorer superyacht contract signed

Friday, 15 March 2013

The commercial yard Kleven has secured a landmark new contract for a high specification, 107-metre long Expedition Support Vessel, specially designed for long expeditions in rough waters. The vessel blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras, including a swimming pool and its own 21m tender boat on the bow. Read More

Sanlorenzo delivers 40 Alloy superyacht to the ruler of Dubai

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Sanlorenzo has delivered a 40 Alloy model, a 40-meter aluminum superyacht with a planning hull, to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ruler of Dubai. The yacht was shipped from Italy to the Middle East, using a special cargo transport. 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

Dubai Maritime City signs superyacht building lease deal

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a hitech facility providing maritime services, has signed a yacht manufacturing workshop lease agreement with Vitmar Yachts. Vitmar plans to built superyachts from 35 to 72 meters in length.Vitmar Yachts is a new brand founded by Sheikh Tariq and Antonio Amatuzzo. The yard will use the help of several Italian designers and craftsman. Read More

Hoek designed J-Class under construction at HJB

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

This latest addition to the J-class revival is set to rewrite the books in terms of performance according to a special software program devised by Hoek Design that compared all the J designs from the 1930s. It calculated that J8 was the best performing overall, with the smallest wetted surface and highest keel aspect ratio as well as longest LWL. Read More

SYT Live from Dubai: Ongoing projects at Gulf Craft

Friday, 8 March 2013

Yesterday I visited the Gulf Craft yard in the United Arab Emirates, where I learned more about some of the yard's current projects, such as the new Majesty 155, which has started construction. The luxury superyacht – the largest ever to be constructed in the company’s 31-year history – is expected to be completed in 2015. 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

Gulf Craft starts construction of the first Majesty 155 superyacht

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Gulf Craft announced the start of construction of a brand new superyacht – the Majesty 155 – on day one of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2013, taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi until March 9th. The luxury superyacht – the largest ever to be constructed – is expected to be completed in 2015. Read More

Video of 99 metre Feadship project Dream at sea

Monday, 4 March 2013

Feadships 99-metre masterpiece Project Dream, created by the Feadship yard in Makkum and also the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands, is currently doing seatrials, and was captured on video off the coast of Holland. Sleek and quick, and with exquisite exterior detailing, she is a well-honed masterpiece. Read More

Moonen Shipyards reveals two striking new superyacht designs

Monday, 4 March 2013

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has revealed two striking new designs just under the 500 GT mark in lengths of 49 and 42 metres, with aluminium and steel hulls respectively. These impressive additions to the Moonen portfolio come from the boards of René van der Velden and significantly increase the range of sizes. 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

Superyacht Belle de Jour nearing completion at Flevoship Holland

Friday, 1 March 2013

With her exterior reminiscing the style and grace of a powerful, elegant sports car, Belle de Jour is an outstanding, 30 metre LOA steel superyacht that is currently awaiting her debut. This truly exceptional superyacht was designed by naval architect Pieter Beeldsnijder, In cooperation with Flevoship, who I visited in February. Read More

Hoek Design Windhunter delivered to Turkish clients

Friday, 1 March 2013

Hoek Design in the Netherlands has announced the delivery of the first ever Pilot Classic 85. Built by the Dutch shipyard Aluboot, Windhunter is a spectacular vessel in her own right as well as another superb example of the increasing trend for performance yachts in this style. Hoek Design’s concept is also being brought to fruition in larger sizes. Read More

Trinity Yachts signs contract for 59 metre superyacht

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Trinity Yachts has announced that long-time Trinity clients have embarked on their next Trinity, a 193’ (59m) tri-deck custom built aluminum superyacht with a generous 33.5’ (10.2m) beam.The yacht will be built in Trinity’s New Orleans, Louisiana shipyard by the same experts that have built this repeat owner’s previous yachts. 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

Rondal signs contract for their tallest superyacht mast yet

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rondal has announced that it has been entrusted with the design and production of a complete rig package for a 70 metre performance orientated ketch now under construction at Perini in La Spezia. The order, won in stiff competition against other leading spar manufacturers, underlines the success of Rondal’s relationship with Perini. 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

54 Metre new build Benetti project Lady Michelle for sale

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts and Merle Wood & Associates are now offering a brand new project for sale, currently under construction at the Benetti yard. The yacht, project Lady Michelle, is a 54 metre steel and aluminium dispacement yacht. Due for delivery in May 2013, the yacht will accommodate up to 12 guests, in 6 cabins. 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

The Perini Navi Group announces new management team

Monday, 25 February 2013

The Board of Directors of the Perini Navi Group has announced a new internal organization. Burak Akgül and Vanni Marchini, two of the group’s most experienced and successful managers, have been respectively appointed Managing Director Sales, Marketing & Design and Managing Director Operations. Read More

Al-Futtaim Marine is Heesen's new agent in the Middle East

Monday, 25 February 2013

Heesen Yachts Agents’ network is expanding. Partners have already been agreed for the Russian and Asia Pacific markets; now this Dutch shipyard is delighted to announce that Al-Futtaim Marine will promote the sale of Heesen superyachts in the Middle East. This region is an increasingly important hub for the superyacht industry. Read More

Danish Yachts & Infiniti Yachts form joint venture

Monday, 25 February 2013

Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts have partnered in an exciting joint venture to produce stylish sailing superyachts. With designs that have been tested both on the water and in the tank, along with wind tunnel data analysis, this new style of sailboat will surpass expectations in terms of speed, at the same time providing superior comfort. 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

Construction of 65 metre superyacht started at Palumbo

Friday, 22 February 2013

Columbus Yachts announces the construction of the new 65m Classic superyacht, the third yacht of the custom Classic Collection. The keel of was laid yesterday in the Palumbo S.p.A. yard in Naples during a very simple ceremony. Designed by Sergio Cutolo, hull number C04 is the largest currently under costruction. Read More

Horizon E88 skylounge motoryacht Mechtilda completes seatrials

Friday, 22 February 2013

A new Horizon E88 skylounge motoryacht Mechtilda was recently sea trialed in Taiwan with her Australian owner on board; she performed extremely well and to her owner's satisfaction, reaching a top speed of 23.5 knots with her twin MTU 12V2000M94 1920BHP engines. Mechtilda will be delivered to her new owner in Perth, Australia in mid-March. Read More

85 Metre superyacht Quattroelle delivered

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Superyacht Quattroelle, designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, and built by the German shipyard Lürssen, has recently been delivered. Sold and supervised by Moran Yacht & Ship,  Quattroelle will also join the Moran charter fleet. Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard, who are responsible for the exterior and the interior. Read More

New 55 metre superyacht contract signed at Heesen

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of the first ever 55m steel fast displacement motor yacht. The superyacht was first introduced at the Heesen Yachts press conference at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. YN 17255 will reach the remarkable maximum speed of 16.5 knots with a range of 4500Nm. Read More

Final outfitting of 99 metre Feadship project Dream underway

Monday, 18 February 2013

Two weeks ago, Feadship 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. Since her launch, the yacht was moved to Amsterdam, where her propellers were fitted. She is now back in the North of Holland. 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

Central Yacht announces order for 56 metre Benetti FB266

Monday, 18 February 2013

Central Yacht has been appointed owner's representative for the build of 56 metre Benetti hull number FB266, a close sister ship to the Central Yacht styled and designed FB260 Lady Candy. Benetti have adopted some of the innovative features of Lady Candy but reverted to the waterline stern garage losing the beach club. Read More

Sanlorenzo launches fractional ownership program

Friday, 15 February 2013

Sanlorenzo announced at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show the launch of Sanlorenzo Shares, a new fractional ownership program for luxury yachts. With this announcement, Sanlorenzo becomes the first yacht manufacturer to offer a fractional ownership program exclusively for boats featuring its brand. Read More

Sunseeker unveils the new 101 Sport Yacht

Friday, 15 February 2013

Sunseeker has unveiled a new model in the yard's popular Predator range. The 101 Sport Yacht measures 29.80 metres, and the first yacht in the series will be ready for the summer 2013 season. This new design launches the next generation of the ‘Sunseeker’ Yacht look. The element most captivating is the remarkable extent of main deck glazing. Read More

Fire under control at Benetti yard in Livorno

Friday, 15 February 2013

Benetti has announced that at 10.30am this morning, a fire broke out inside the shipyard in Livorno. The fire has damaged the construction of a superyacht under construction. The yard has not yet released details which vessel has been damaged.The yard's own security team, and a local fire-fighting team responded quickly to the emergency, and worked together according to applicable regulations to put out the fire. Read More

Construction of 40 metre superyacht Extreme well underway

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Under the management of Yacht Marine Ltd, with naval architecture and design by Ginton Naval Architects and interior design of Guido de Groot Design, the construction of the 40 metre sloop Extreme is well underway at the Turkish shipyard Mengi Yay in Tuzla. SYT talked to the yacht's owner representative and project manager, Eliad Hagiladi. Read More

New build Proteksan Turquoise superyacht project unveiled

Thursday, 14 February 2013

This exciting new Proteksan project offers excellent value and volume for a client looking to fast-track a build for delivery in 2016. The package still provides for flexibility in a number of areas including an length ranging from 59.9 metre to 62 metre, allowing access to ports such as St Barth's and St Tropez. Read More

Fulvio Dodich has been appointed new CEO of Sanlorenzo

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Fulvio Dodich has been appointed as new CEO of Sanlorenzo Spa. Dodich (1953), after over 18 years of business experience in multiple sales sectors, joined Ferretti in 1996 and in 2002 became CEO of the three brands Ferretti Yachts, Mochi Craft and Custom Line, directly contributing to their significant development and growth. Read More

Feadship launches all-new website

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Feadship has launched an innovation of a different kind – a groundbreaking digital platform that sets a new standard for online immersion. The all-new www.feadship.nl website goes behind the scenes in a unique way to capture the essence of Feadship via a fascinating series of stories, films and photo-reports. Read More

First look on board new Benetti charter yacht Ocean Paradise

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Y.CO has announced the 55 metre Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise as the latest luxury yacht in its growing charter fleet; just waiting to ‘wow’ the industry. She is due to be delivered end of April / early May and will be attending the MYBA charter show in Genoa. Read More

Miss Tor Yacht building 55 and 72 metre superyachts

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Turkish company Miss Tor Yacht are building several superyachts, including a 55 metre superyacht, and a 72 metre superyacht. The latter measures 72 metres in length, with a 10.5 metre beam, and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Both yachts are in different stages of construction at the Orucoglu shipyard. Read More

Claasen's Bougainville nearing completion

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands, renowned for building a wide variety of classic and modern yachts from 60 to 140 feet in length, is currently close to completing the modern 72 ft racer/cruiser Bougainville. The exterior of this impressive sailing yacht was designed by Berret Racoupeau and the interior comes from the boards of Rhoades Young. 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

Admiral Tecnomar moves pieces of 47 metre superyacht hull

Monday, 11 February 2013

Last week, on February 7th, at 10pm, Admiral Tecnomar moved pieces of the second hull from their shipyard in Massa, to the new yard of Nuovi Cantieri Apuania in Marina di Carrara. The yard described it as “an important event”, as it is the beginning of a new era for the Group, driven by Giovanni Costantino. 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

85.6 Metre Oceanco St. Princess Olga delivered

Monday, 11 February 2013

The 85.6 metre Oceanco Y708, which is now named St. Princess Olga, has arrived in Gibraltar, which leads us to believe she is now delivered. Superyacht St. Princess Olga’s sleek silhouette, possessing the smooth exterior lines by Igor Lobanov, compliments her projected modern interior design by Alberto Pinto. 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

More details about 63m superyacht contract at Hakvoort

Friday, 8 February 2013

Hakvoort Shipyard in the Netherlands has signed the contract to build a 63.30 m motoryacht. Given the project name Zeus, she will be the largest superyacht built to date by Hakvoort, which also recently started construction on a 61 m displacement motoryacht, Golden Age. Diana Yacht Design is responsible for the naval architecture. 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

New 50 metre superyacht contract signed at Christensen

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Christensen Shipyards has announced the signing of a contract for a Custom 50M Series project. This sale, known as Project 2GES, was brokered by Steve Elario of Y.CO. With a massive beam of over 29’ and the international tonnage of approximately 499 GRT, this luxury 164’ vessel has a total interior square footage of over 5,000 square feet. 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

New 63 metre superyacht contract signed at Hakvoort

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Hakvoort has signed a contract for a new order for a 63-metre luxury displacement superyacht. The yacht was sold in close cooperation with Moran Yacht & Ship, and will be the largest project built by Hakvoort to date. The design is by René van der Velden, and the naval architecture is by Diana Yacht Design. Read More

SYT yard visit: ISA Yachts in Italy

Monday, 4 February 2013

In January I visited the Italian shipyard ISA Yachts in Ancona. The yard signed three new contracts between mid-2011 and early 2012, and I had the opportunity to tour two of these projects, the ISA 41m Classic and the 66m Granturismo. I also toured the yard's large refit facility. The largest yacht under construction is the ISA 66m Granturismo. Read More

78 Metre Feadship superyacht Venus arrives in the States

Monday, 4 February 2013

Superyacht Venus, the 78 metre Feadship that was designed by Philippe Starck for the late Steve Jobs, has arrived in the USA, and is currently docked at the Rybovich yard in West Palm Beach. Even though Feadship still does not give any information about the yacht, and her owner, they did send us this photo taken during her seatrial. Read More

Unique view of superyacht under construction

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Palumbo yard in Italy has installed a fish eye camera inside the building shed, where the build of the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m, designed by Hydro Tec Naval Architecture, is progressing apace. The all-aluminium yacht measures 40 metres in length, and offers three decks, that offer a high internal volume. 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

Mondo Marine expand its presence in the US market

Friday, 25 January 2013

Having just returned from Italy, Alex G Clarke announced Denison Yacht Sales' appointment as Mondo Marine North America and will act as a direct representative for the shipyard which will look to expand its presence in the US market. Mondo Marine has recently opened offices in Milan, San Paolo- Brazil, now in Fort Lauderdale. Read More

The newly founded Far East Yachts yard in Vietnam

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The original Laura Jane Boatyard, that is currently building the 72’ LOD schooner Laura Jane, progresses and expands under a different name. The newly founded company, Far East Yachts, with the build of new water front facilities, offer the skills acquired by the now very experienced national shipwrights. Read More

Closer look at the Jongert 3200P sailing yacht

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Jongert are about to start construction on the first model in a new high performance line. The 32m Jongert 3200P sailing yacht has been styled both inside and out by Rhoades Young Design and can boast a number of special features. Unique features include an Owner’s Cabin with direct access to a private terrace. Read More

Superyacht builder Curvelle teams up with Lift Emotion

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Superyacht builder Curvelle has teamed up with leading Dutch supplier Lift Emotion, to create an elevator solution for the yard’s superyacht power catamaran 'quaranta'. Curvelle is currently putting the final touches on this unique compact superyacht on a highly stable catamaran hull form, which is due to be delivered this spring. Read More

Feadship puts 45 metre Helix seriously up for sale

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Having impressed VIPs across the Far East during her pioneering tour of the region in 2012, Feadship has now put the 45-metre Helix seriously up for sale. As this superb motoryacht heads for the coming season in the Med, Feadship has reduced the asking price to 29.8 million Euro. This is an impressive offer. Read More

The Horizon 81-foot yacht Wild Duck completes seatrials

Monday, 21 January 2013

The new Horizon 81-foot E series yacht Wild Duck, which has been under construction since May 2012 for a U.S. owner, has successfully completed her initial sea trial at the Horizon shipyard. Horizon Yacht USA Service Manager Jim Castengera was on board during the sea trial on January 15th and reported she performed extremely well. Read More

Projects underway at Ukrainian based Fifth Ocean Yachts

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Ukrainian based Fifth Ocean Yachts company specializes in building steel hull and aluminium superstructure custom and semi-custom expedition yachts. With the clear intention to bring the production toward more European standards, Fifth Ocean Yachts recently appointed Andrea Armas as Chief Operating Officer. 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

Rodriguez Group sells Cerri 102’ Flying Sport to Russian clients

Monday, 21 January 2013

The year 2012 ended in the best possible way for Rodriguez Group, with the sale to a Russian owner of hull number 3 in the Cerri 102’ Flyingsport line. The Cerri 102’#3 Flyingsport represents a true revolution in the open yacht sector, where innovation and modernity have always been core values and guiding principles. 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

Italyachts 34/01 Phoenician launched

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Rodriguez Group is pleased to announce the delivery of the Italyachts 34/01 Phoenician which joined its owner in Cannes. With its sporty design and generous amenities, this exceptional yacht expresses once again the qualities of Italian design, thanks to the work of naval architects Cristiano Gatto and Andrea Bacigalupo. 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

Yachting Developments forced to consolidate its operation

Thursday, 17 January 2013

In the 4th quarter of 2012 Yachting Developments, a New Zealand based superyacht builder, secured contracts to build two large state of the art sailing yachts for export. The first was a 120ft (36m) Superyacht to be built by Yachting Developments in New Zealand for an international business consortium. With construction due to start, the clients funding fell through and this project has been subsequently cancelled. 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

SYT Shipyard Report: Cantiere delle Marche

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Last week I visited the Cantiere delle Marche shipyard in Ancona, and met with Vasco Buonpensiere, who was recently appointed as new Shareholder and Board Member, responsible for Sales and Marketing. The yard has two Darwin Class yachts under construction, and two signed contracts for the new Nauta Air line. Read More

Admiral Tecnomar buys Nuovi Cantieri Apuania shipyard

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Superyacht builder Admiral Tecnomar has announced the acquisition of Nuovi Cantieri Apuania from Invitalia, the Italian National Agency for attraction of investments and enterprise development of Ministry of Economy and Finance. The actual occupational levels will be preserved, maintaining all 150 workers within the next two years. 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

Fourth Benneti Classic Supreme 132’ sold

Monday, 14 January 2013

Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts has sold a new Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ superyacht. The yacht had a contract asking price of € 17,900,000. Designed by Stefano Righini, this is the fourth in Benetti's Classic Supreme series. The Classic Supreme 132’ is a recently introduced model, to complete the Benetti Class range. 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

Construction of wooden superyacht Castagnola 38 WJ started

Friday, 11 January 2013

Costruzioni Navali Tigullio - Castagnola has begon construction of the yard's new flagship, the Castagnola 38 WJ. The new yacht measures 38 metres and has an 8.10 metre beam. She will be completely built in wood. Triple planking will be used the yacht's hull, but Lavagna is also looking into the use of carbon fibre sheets. Read More

Construction of new Mulder yard nearing completion

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Work on Mulder shipyard facilities in Zoeterwoude Rijndijk is nearing completion. The large overhead doors were installed a few weeks ago and the first dry dock is now in use. The outer façades and rest of the exterior of the new yard are completely finished and work is in process on the interior. Read More

Horizon unveils new P136 superyacht

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Horizon has announced that they are elevating the successful Horizon P130 model to a new P136 model that features a 28’ beam, six guest stateroom layout with additional crew and bulbous bow. The new P136 is currently the largest FRP hull that Horizon builds and offers enhanced performance with her bulbous bow. Read More

The Admiral Tecnomar Group signs contract for 35m superyacht

Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Admiral Tecnomar Group has announced the sale of a new 35 metre displacement motor yacht of the Classique Custom Series, due for delivery in the Summer of 2014. Built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the Classique 35 features 5 staterooms to accommodate 10 guests. 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

In pictures: The 62 metre superyacht Maidelle delivered

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Superyacht Maidelle arrived in Gibraltar this week, which leads us to believe the yacht has now been delivered to her owners. The 62 metre Maidelle, previously known as project Midlandia, is the third superyacht built and launched by the shipyard in the North of Holland. She follows superyachts Icon, and Baton Rouge. Read More

Heesen unveils new 58 metre Francesco Paszkowski superyacht

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Heesen Yachts has announced that the collaboration with the Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski is strengthening and recently led to the creation of a new design: A 58 metre with a sleek and aggressive look. The relationship between Heesen Yachts and this Italian designer dates back to the Nineties to the splendid 35 metre motor yacht Opus II. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche announces a new order for Nauta Air 88

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Just a few days ago CdM sold the second Nauta Air, an explorer Yacht in aluminium that combines durable substance, seaworthy performance and low fuel consumption with airy, contemporary design. CdM Nauta Air is the result of the collaboration between Architect Mario Pedol, founder, along with Massimo Gino, of Nauta Yacht Design, and CdM. Read More

78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus delivered and on her way

Monday, 7 January 2013

Superyacht Venus, the 78 metre Feadship that was designed by Philippe Starck for the late Steve Jobs, has been delivered to her owners, and was photographed our friend Giovanni Romero in Gibraltar this weekend. After taking on fuel in Gibraltar, the yacht made her way to the Canary Islands, before crossing the Atlantic. Read More

Trinity Yachts delivers superyacht Lady Sura

Monday, 7 January 2013

Trinity Yachts has announced that following successful sea trials in December 2012, Lady Sura, its newest 164’ (49.9m) tri-deck custom built superyacht with aluminum hull and superstructure, is delivered. Features of this beautiful yacht include a full beam two-level master suite, and four guest staterooms are located below. Read More

Brunswick Corporation seek buyer for Hatteras and CABO brand

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Brunswick Corp is seeking buyers for yacht brands Hatteras and CABO. The company said it expects to record related charges of between $ 70 million and $ 80 million. "This action reflects our decision to exit the sportfishing convertible category and to concentrate our resources in the yacht segment on our remaining brands.." 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

First 26 metre Continental III motoryacht under construction

Friday, 21 December 2012

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts have announced that they have secured an order for the First Continental III, a 26.00 metre Flybridge yacht. This ship has been designed in close cooperation with Guido de Groot Design. This stunning ship will be equipped with many special features such as a Triple Volvo Penta IPS-1200 drive system. Read More

Heesen Yachts sells 50 metre fully custom superyacht

Friday, 21 December 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced that a contract for a 50 metre fully custom motor yacht has been signed. YN 17350 is the fourth vessel sold in and the order book now runs into 2015 with 13 yachts under construction. For the third year in a row, Heesen will celebrate the winter break in style with yet another contract under the Christmas tree. Read More

Time to play Lürssen's new game

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Just in time for Christmas, Lürssen presents a new App for the iPad which is now available for free download at the Apple Store. Standing on the deck of his fishing boat and scanning the horizon with his spyglass, Ping the penguin discovers a glamorous lady penguin aboard a large and elegant Lürssen yacht. Read More

Superyacht Green Voyager floats for the first time

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

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

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

Trinity Yachts delivers superyacht Tsumat

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Trinity Yachts have announced the delivery of Tsumat to her owner, a repeat Trinity customer whose family has enjoyed yachting for many years. She features a Trinity design and naval architecture, and exterior styling and a breathtaking interior design developed by Ramon Alonso of Loguer Design and J.C. Espinosa of Espinosa, Inc. Read More

Two new superyacht design contracts at Dubois

Monday, 17 December 2012

It's been a busy couple of months at the Dubois Naval Architects design office. The designers have signed design orders for two new sailing yachts. The first is a 49 metre sloop for an existing Dubois owner. The second design order is for a 51 metre sloop for new clients. Amongst other design projects underway, is a 101 metre sloop. Read More

Oyster 125 Flybridge Twilight set for early 2013 launch

Monday, 17 December 2012

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

Construction starts of first Wider 150’ superyacht

Friday, 14 December 2012

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

Hull of 101 metre Vega Yachts superyacht launched

Friday, 14 December 2012

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

First look on board superyacht Music

Friday, 14 December 2012

Superyacht Music is a modern cutter rig performance cruiser that was delivered to her owner in August of 2012. Built by Aydos Yat, to a design by Soyaslan Design, Music is well suited for both long-range cruising and day sailing in total comfort thanks to her very large and protected cockpit, full beam raised salon and generous guest accommodations. Read More

Hull and superstructure Heesen project Azuro joined together

Friday, 14 December 2012

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

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

Burgess unveils 82.30m Abeking & Rasmussen project Secret

Monday, 10 December 2012

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

Permare Group unveils Amer 136 superyacht series

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Permare Group have unveiled the first images of the new Amer 136 superyacht series. The general arrangement of this luxury yacht is especially noteworthy as it is entirely based on Feng Shui. The project will be realized in collaboration with Elisabetta Pianta, the only Feng Shui Yacht Designer in the yachting industry worldwide. Read More

Ferretti Yachts unveils the Feretti 960

Friday, 7 December 2012

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

Chantier Naval Couach starts construction of 26 metre yacht

Friday, 7 December 2012

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

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

85 Metre Oceanco on seatrials in Holland

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

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

New photos of Feadship Venus on seatrials

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Superyacht Venus, the 78 metre Feadship that was designed by Philippe Starck for the late Steve Jobs, is undergoing seatrials in the North Sea. Although this is a top secret superyacht, her designer, Philippe Starck took time to explain a bit more about her in a recent interview we had with him. Read More

Sanlorenzo enters Chinese market

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Sanlorenzo appointed Ms. Yang Xu as its representative for China market. Ms. Yang has insofar achieved eight years of experience in the yachting industry, now becoming Sanlorenzo China representative, responsible for brand promotion and to widen the sales network in China, a country with a running economy. Read More

Second 67 metre Sea Axe fast yacht support vessel sold

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Following closely in the wake of Fast Yacht Support (FYS) vessel Garçon’s successful appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show, Amels announces the sale of another 67-metre Sea Axe, with some interesting custom features. The Damen-built Sea Axe 6711, a 67-metre Fast Yacht Support vessel, is due for delivery in spring 2014. Read More

Kha Shing completes first Monte Fino 85 ecHo superyacht

Monday, 3 December 2012

The first Monte Fino 85 ecHo has successfully completed its sea trail and she is now on her way to Europe to make her debut at the upcoming Boot Düsseldorf in January 2013. Built in composite with a length of 25.9 metres, the Monte Fino ecHo 85 is designed by Humphreys Yacht Design. Read More

Baltic Yachts signs contract for Baltic 116 superyacht

Friday, 30 November 2012

Baltic Yachts has signed a contract for 116 footer last summer. The owner wants a high-performance cruiser for taking his family sailing in the Medi terranean. With naval architecture by judel/vrolijk, the Baltic 116 will have a deckhouse with a carbonfibre bimini hard for plenty of protection from the sun. Delivery is scheduled for October 2014. Read More

Pendennis wins approval for expansion

Friday, 30 November 2012

Local yacht builder Pendennis Shipyard announced this week that it had received approval from Cornwall Council for its marine based development plans. The plans focused on improvements to the shoreline at their facility within Falmouth docks and included the creation of two wet docks and a wet basin. Read More

106 Metre sailing yacht Solar by Nuvolari & Lenard under construction

Friday, 30 November 2012

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

Explorer superyacht Batai ready to be launched

Friday, 30 November 2012

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

Palmer Johnson 170 under construction in USA

Thursday, 29 November 2012

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

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

The 65 metre Palmer Johnson Stimulus under construction

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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

101 Metre Vega Yachts under construction at Kusch Yachts

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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

40 Metre superyacht schooner under construction in Turkey

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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

Sunreef unveils new catamaran superyacht 90 Ultimate

Monday, 26 November 2012

In 2010 Sunreef Yachts’ design bureau has presented a new range of performing fast cruisers from 70 to 170 feet. After having introduced the Sunreef 80 in 2010 and the Sunreef 75 in 2011, Sunreef Yachts is now delighted to unveil the new model from the line, the Sunreef 90 Ultimate, a truly accomplished masterpiece. Read More

Moonen achieves exceptional noise and vibration results

Monday, 26 November 2012

After three days of extensive trials, the largest custom Moonen motoryacht to date has achieved some quite remarkable results in terms of noise and vibration levels. The 42-metre Sofia achieved Class 1 status within the Passenger and Crew Accommodation Comfort notation from the Lloyd's Register rules. Read More

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

Friday, 23 November 2012

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

The Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 under construction

Thursday, 22 November 2012

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

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

New shed at Columbus Yachts for new 65 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Columbus Yachts, the young and successful brand owned by the Palumbo Group, has finished building a third shed on Pier 37 in the Port of Naples, Italy, to house the construction of its new 65m Custom Classic yacht. The keel of the 65m, Hull # C04, is due to be laid before Christmas and the construction is scheduled to be completed in 2015. 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

78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus on seatrials

Monday, 19 November 2012

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

Rossi Navi turns the hull of 49 metre superyacht Prince Shark

Monday, 19 November 2012

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

CEO of Oceanco awarded Excellence in Innovation Award

Friday, 16 November 2012

Marcel Onkenhout, CEO of Oceanco, was awarded the ‘International Superyacht Society’s Excellence in Innovation Award’ at their annual Gala held on the 25th of October, 2012, during the Fort International Lauderdale Boat Show. The award, is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation. Read More

The Rodriguez Group sells 50 metre superyacht project

Friday, 16 November 2012

The Rodriguez Group ended the fourth quarter of its financial year 2011/2012 on 30 September 2012, marked by the sale of its new 50-metre megayacht, the 165’ Azul. Barely two months after delivery of the 40 Alloy Sanlorenzo and the 43-metre Italyachts. The project was conceived and developed by the Rodriguez Group and Andrea Bacigalupo. Read More

In Pictures: the 75 metre Tim Heywood designed superyacht M25

Thursday, 15 November 2012

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

Sanlorenzo delivers SD122 and sells superyacht in Hong Kong

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sanlorenzo just delivered to her owner in Hong Kong its first SD122, a 38-meter in composite material with semi-displacement hull that crossed the ocean on board of a special cargo ship. Lady Cecilia sailed off the Port of Genoa on board of a huge cargo ship, although the motor yacht is obviously capable of crossing the ocean autonomously. 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

Princess Yachts unveils the Princess 82 motoryacht

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

2012 was a significant year in the history of Princess Yachts International with the launch of five new models including both the smallest vessel it has produced for over a decade and the largest the company has ever built. 2013 promises to be as busy for the Plymouth boat builder and the London boat show marks the start of this. 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

Two new superyacht projects at Tansu Yachts

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tansu Yachts recently signed a new build contract, and has also started work on a new speculation project. Tansu is doing all of the concept design, styling, interior design and construction for both projects, and appointed Diana Yacht Design as the naval architects and engineers after the successful collaboration on the last launch. 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

The 81.4 metre Palmer Johnson superyacht PJ World

Monday, 12 November 2012

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

More information on 87 metre Lürssen superyacht Global

Monday, 12 November 2012

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

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

Hull of Lürssen superyacht Global launched

Friday, 9 November 2012

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

Shipyard comments on future of fire damaged StarFish project

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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

On board the Tansu superyacht Only Now

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Just before the summer, Tansu Yachts 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

Curvelle teams up with Dutch submarine builder

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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

Riva introduces new flagship, the 122' Mythos

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Riva has introduced it's new flagship, the 122' Mythos. the Riva 122’ Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard, perfectly transfers the elegance, flair and clean lines featured by all Riva models to a new line built entirely in light aluminium alloy. The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and 7.60 metre wide. Read More

Sanlorenzo opens new office and sells new SL82 motoryacht

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sanlorenzo has opened the new direct office Atelier Sanlorenzo, an authentic yacht boutique, located in the prestigious port Carlo Riva in Rapallo and it represents a new reference point for Northeast Italian ship owners. And there’s no better start than a sale, right today, of a new Sanlorenzo SL82 (24 meters) to an Italian owner. Read More

Christensen signs multiple new superyacht contracts

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Working up to this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Christensen closed three contracts during Sandy's wrath. On Thursday at FLIBS, with Christian Bakewell of Merle Wood and Associates, Christensen closed new customers on Project "C-2014" which was previously sold to another Christensen customer. Read More

Two superyacht contracts signed at Bilgin Yachts

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Just before the summer, Turkish superyacht builder Bilgin Yachts launched their first Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M, which was very well received at the Cannes and Monaco Yacht shows. SuperYacht Times visited the shipyard in Istanbul where we discovered that the yard has recently also sold two new construction projects. Read More

VSY sign Wood Forever Pact with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Viareggio Superyachts (VSY)’s commitment to sustainability is becoming more and more tangible – even beyond the quality of care and systems developed on their Eco-yachts and the CO2 compensation for the brand-new 72 metre, Stella Maris, at her debut during the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 and in Genoa as the flagship of this year’s Show. Read More

CMB Yachts delivers 47 metre superyacht Orient Star

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

CMB Yachts have delivered one of the largest GRP yachts in Europe, the 47 metre Orient Star. Orient Star accommodates up to 12 guests, in one large owner's stateroom on the main deck, and 4 lower deck guest cabins. She is powered by 1450hp MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines and has a top speed of 16 knots. Read More

Lürssen's Quattroelle completes sea trial

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

On the 23rd August 2012 Lürssen launched Quattroelle (project Bellissimo) and she went on sea trials from 23rd to 25th October. Sold and supervised by the technical team of Moran Yacht & Ship her delivery is scheduled for this month - November 2012. Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard. Read More

Sanlorenzo sells the first Sanlorenzo 42EXP

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sanlorenzo has sold the first Sanlorenzo 42EXP at the recent Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht offers more volume compared to its size, less consumption for extended use, and a viable option for those who are downsizing. It provides self-sufficiency, the ability to carry extra equipment and a wide variety of toys. Read More

Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy & Friends join forces

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy & Friends Yacht Sales announced their formation of a strategic partnership intended to expand and strengthen The Netherlands firm’s presence in the U.S. market. In addition to building the Puffin range of sailing yachts, the yard provides motor yacht construction and refit. Read More

New management positions at the Admiral Tecnomar Group

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Admiral Tecnomar Group has announced several changes in their management team, to better serve the company's different product ranges. Giovanni Costantino was the former Chairman and CEO, leaves the position of CEO, and will stay on as the Chairman of the Group. Read More 

Fitzroy's latest superyacht Ohana in Auckland

Monday, 5 November 2012

Superyacht Ohana was launched last week in New Zealand by Fitzroy Yachts, and has been undergoing seatrials since. One of our readers took this picture of her, in the port of Auckland. Built in aluminium, with a fixed bulb keel, Ohana has a cool grey exterior with distinctive touches of yellow. The yacht was built for a European client. Read More

Karlene Pack joins Feadship America as Director

Monday, 5 November 2012

Karlene Pack has joined Feadship where she will team up with Feadship America director Tim Hamilton to strengthen the leadership position of Feadship in the Americas, where Feadship has plans for substantial growth in the coming years. In her role as Director, she will focus on charter management, sales and business development for the Americas. 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

VSY's 72 metre flagship Stella Maris wows the crowds

Friday, 2 November 2012

After her resounding success at the Monaco Yacht Show, Stella Maris, VSY’s flagship, designed by Espen Oeino in cooperation with Laurent Giles Naval Architects, weighed anchor and headed down coast to take part in the opening weekend of the Genoa Boat Show where she was crowned undisputed flag ship of the show. Read More

Three superyacht models unveiled by Baglietto and Paszkowski Design

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show provided the venue for the comeback in the US of the historical La Spezia-based shipyard Baglietto on the international pleasure yachting market. Baglietto had chosen Fort Lauderdale to present to the American market 3 new projects signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. Read More

46 Metre superyacht under construction at Sarp Yacht

Thursday, 1 November 2012

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

Dauntless 75 and 85 under construction in Turkey

Thursday, 1 November 2012

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

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

85 Metre Oceanco on seatrials today

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

One of our readers has send us this picture, of the 85.6 metre Oceanco Y708, which according to her AIS signal, was on seatrials off the Dutch coast today. Oceanco can’t provide us with any additional information on the vessel and therefore we will not disclose any further details on the superyacht at present. Read More

Azimut Benetti directors concentrate on Italian heritage

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Major new developments are on the horizon for the future of production of Atlantis and Azimut Yachts in Italy. The international yacht market has changed radically in recent years. The Azimut Benetti Group has been conducting a due diligence investigation aimed at optimising productivity to maintain its leadership in the field. Read More

First look at 63 metre superyacht under construction at Benetti

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

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

110 metre Oceanco superyacht sold by Burgess

Monday, 29 October 2012

Burgess has announced the signing of a 110 metre new build motor yacht project at Oceanco, which will be the largest yacht ever to be constructed to date in Holland. At approximately 4,200 gross tons and Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) compliant, exterior styling is by Igor Lobanov, while Sam Sorgiovanni has been appointed to design the interior. Read More

The Ferretti Group announces new operating structure

Monday, 29 October 2012

Throughout the last 12 months, The Ferretti Group has undergone a series of notable accomplishments, including a new shareholding structure, a new organizational structure and another record sales year for the American markets. The Group also announced that Founder, Norberto Ferretti, will remain strongly vested in the Ferretti Group. 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

The Overmarine Groups sells three superyachts

Friday, 26 October 2012

Despite the anything but easy period for the world economy, over the past two years the Overmarine Group has done a considerable amount in terms of investments. As a result, the group has recently sold a Mangusta 165, and two 94's. “The results of these investments were not slow in coming either,” declares Francesco Frediani. Read More

Heesen sells 51 metre superyacht project Paloma

Friday, 26 October 2012

Commercial success at Heesen Yachts: Project Paloma (YN 16551), a 51 metre displacement yacht, has been sold and is due for delivery in 2014. This yacht is a 51-metre full-displacement, long-range vessel with a steel round-bilge hull form and aluminium superstructure. This 51 metre yacht can accommodate 12 guests in five cabins. Read More

Horizon sells E73 to repeat client from Hong Kong

Friday, 26 October 2012

Horizon Group has announced that Mr. Lee Kum Kee, the current owner of a 2001 Horizon E70, will become a second-time Horizon owner with a new Horizon E73. Mr. Kee signed a contract for a new E73 that will be delivered in mid-2013 and showcase at the 2013 Hong Kong Boat Show. The new E70 will be an open flybridge design. 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

Logos Marine signs contract for 27 metre yacht

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Logos Marine, working in collaboration with Setzer Yacht Architects, is proud to announce a new 27 m “Fast Passage” yacht designed for an experienced owner with an appreciation for modern, seagoing vessels offerring comfort. The yacht’s verstatile, semi-displacement hull will provide both extended range and fast cruise options. Read More

Three projects underway at Codecasa

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

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

Three Cheoy Lee models to debut in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Cheoy Lee will debut three new models at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show from 25 to 29 October. Visitors to the show can have an exclusive first look at the Alpha 76 Express Flybridge, the Bravo 88 and the 46 metre Mazu, three very different types of yacht aimed atdiscerning owners who value luxury, comfort, style and quality. 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

Sneak preview of the new Benetti Supreme 108

Friday, 19 October 2012

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

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

Hoek Design comments on contract for Truly Classic 126

Friday, 19 October 2012

Hoek Design in the Netherlands has signed a contract for an exhilarating new model in the Truly Classic range. At 38.40 metres, the TC126 will be the largest Truly Classic to date and synthesise all the developments of recent years in terms of versatility, layout, performance, keel configuration and sail plan. 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

Einstein takes the power of Relativity to Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Following the tremendous buzz created at the Monaco show by having ‘Albert Einstein’ unveil its latest Future Concept Feadship is taking the entire Relativity package to the Fort Lauderdale boat show (25-29 October). This will include the detailed model of the boat as well as the actor-turned-Feadship-expert. Read More

K&M Yachtbuilders delivers German Frers designed Tulip

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

K&M Yachtbuilders have delivered their largest yacht to date, the 88 foot aluminium Tulip, designed by the renowned German Frers. The name, Tulip, is fitting for a yacht with a Dutch owner. Together with German Frers Jr., the owner has designed an one-off yacht with a classic hull shape combined with modern features. Read More

Canados unveils the Oceanic SUV superyacht series

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Canados has unveiled a new line of superyachts, the Oceanic SUV series. This new line of planning hull yachts merge the characteristics of a support vessel, to those of a luxury superyacht. Performance, reliability, attention to detail, and high level of customisation were some of the key ingredients for the development of this new line. 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

Ferretti signs Memorandum of Understanding with ICBC

Friday, 12 October 2012

The Ferretti Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the first Chinese credit institute and the major bank worldwide as for market capitalization. This agreement, beside guaranteeing to Ferretti Group a financial support to the medium-long term growth projects. Read More

Oortgiese renamed Heesen Yachts Interiors

Friday, 12 October 2012

Entirely owned by Heesen Yachts since 2000, the interior building company Oortgiese was re-christened Heesen Yachts Interiors on August 31st 2012 to bring it in line with the simplification of the Heesen Group’s companies’ names. The company was founded in 1940 in Winterswijk, in the most eastern part of the province of Gelderland. Read More

Contract for Amer Cento superyacht signed at boat show

Friday, 12 October 2012

Gruppo Permare, builders of Amer superyachts, has announced that during the Genoa Boat show, the first Amer 100 superyacht has been sold. The Amer Cento measures 100 ft, and is based on the yard's award winning 92' and 116' series. The new 100 ft yacht will be delivered in the summer of 2013. Read More

75 Metre unfinished superyacht M25 on the move

Thursday, 11 October 2012

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

FC100 superyacht under construction at Maxi Dolphin

Thursday, 11 October 2012

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

The Maltese Falcon and Amerigo Vespucci inaugurate the Salone Nautico di Genova

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Perini Navi's flagship, Maltese Falcon, and the historical tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci, sailed together for the opening of the Salone Nautico di Genova. Together, representatives of these vessels cut the ribbon of the 52nd edition of the Salone Nautico di Genova during the opening ceremony that was held earlier this week. Read More

Horizon sells new expedition superyacht to Singapore

Monday, 8 October 2012

The Horizon Group has announced that a new Horizon EP series 115-foot expedition yacht, which is still under construction, was recently sold to an owner in Singapore. The yacht is scheduled to deliver to the new owner in March 2013 and will become the largest luxury yacht Horizon has delivered in the Singapore yacht market. Read More

Moonen appoints Holland Yachts as agent in Russia

Monday, 8 October 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has a new agent in Russia. Holland Yachts is dedicated to bringing premium Dutch quality to the fast-growing Russian market, making it the ideal choice for a partnership with a yard that has already successfully delivered several superyachts to Russian clients. Read More

Interview with Acico Yachts’ managing director Christian Bolinger

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The 49 metre superyacht Nassima made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show and the up and coming Dutch shipyard Acico Yachts can be proud of its achievements so far. I recently caught up with Acico Yachts’ managing director Christian Bolinger to find out more about the story behind the yard and its recent developments. Read More

Admiral Tecnomar Group signs contract for 37 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Admiral Tecnomar Group has announced the sale of a new 37-metre superyacht in the Impero 37 RPH line. This sale represents the fourth superyacht sold by the shipyard over the last six months. Designed by Luca Dini and built to RINA classification, the superyacht “Impero 37 RPH” will be delivered in summer 2014. 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

Sanlorenzo fills the size gap with the SD110

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

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

Mondo Marine moves forward

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Italian shipyard Mondo Marine is moving forward; not only by appointing new management and by changing its marketing strategy, but also by launching new superyacht lines. Merijn de Waard caught up with newly appointed managing director Roberto Zambrini to find out more about the company’s direction. Read More

Andrea Carlevaris comments on build of Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid

Monday, 1 October 2012

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

46 Metre Dubois superyacht commences build at Feadship

Friday, 28 September 2012

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

Palumbo launches Sport Hybrid series in style in Monaco

Friday, 28 September 2012

At the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show, the Palumbo shipyard unveiled a whole new line of superyachts. The Italian yard chose the perfect setting for their event, the stunning Salle Empire at the Hotel de Paris. Sophisticated, Unique, Friend of Nature, these are the characteristics of the new Sport Hybrid line of superyachts. Read More

Amels and Heywood unveil 83 metre Amels 272 superyacht

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Last week in Monaco, on board Garcon, Amels and Tim Heywood unveiled the Limited Editions Amels 272, the largest model in the successful Limited Editions family. In fact she is the largest yacht ever conceived by Amels. Her sleek curves and elongated deck spaces are classic Tim heywood, taking full advantage of the 83-metre hull form. 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

Sunreef unveils new power catamaran concept

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Sunreef Yachts continues growing in the catamaran design sector. Its in-house design office, is located within the shipyard to make the design process smoother and more efficient. The company has just unveiled in Cannes a brand new concept of a power catamaran with the 85 Sunreef Power. Read More

Sanlorenzo's new superyacht explorer line

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

On most yachts, adventure means hopping among the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports of call for happy hour, or motoring from one idyllic Caribbean cove to another. But a new breed of yachts is bringing the same level of comfort and service one might find in Monte Carlo to the extreme ends of the Earth. From Greenland to Patagonia. 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

New Palmer Johnson SuperSport Series unveiled in Monaco

Monday, 24 September 2012

At the Monaco Yacht Show, US superyacht builder Palmer Johnson announced an entirely new design for the Palmer Johnson Super Sport series. The first hull of the Palmer Johnson 48 SuperSport series has already been sold and is currently under construction to be delivered in 2013. Read More

Dutch yard signs contract for Mulder 95 Voyager

Monday, 24 September 2012

Mulder Shipyard in the Netherlands recently announced a new order from a Russian client, who has commissioned the construction of the first Mulder 95 Voyager. The exterior of this groundbreaking model is the brainchild of Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Vripack Naval Architects is responsible for construction and naval architecture. Read More

The brand new 54 metre displacement superyacht Rahil

Monday, 24 September 2012

On the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show, I visited the brand new 54 metre custom built displacement superyacht Rahil, built by Mariotti Yachts. Rahil was introduced by Mr. Marco Bisagno, Chairman of Mariotti Yachts, and designer Mr. Luca Dini, who also worked with Mariotti Yachts on the award winning 54 metre Sea Force One, delivered in 2008. Read More

Superyacht Deep Story delivered by Turkish yard Orkun Yachting

Monday, 24 September 2012

A brand new superyacht, that was recently launched by the experienced Turkish yard Orkun Yachting, could be seen out a anchor during this year's Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht, Deep Story has been built according to the International standards of Italian RINA Class Lloyd and British MCA Charter Class Lloyd. Read More

MYS Video Preview: Latest projects at Icon Yachts

Friday, 21 September 2012

Last week I visited the Dutch superyacht builder and refit yard Icon Yachts, who at that point were in the final stages of outfitting superyacht Maidelle. We stepped on board, and together with Jen Wartena, the yard's Director, and Stephan Vitus, Head Project Development, we discussed the yard's plans for the future. Read More

MYS Video Preview: A closer look at Perini Navi

Friday, 21 September 2012

SYT's Merijn de Waard flew to Viareggio just before the Monaco Yacht Show, to have a closer look at the current projects underway at the Perini Navi Group. The Italian yard is working on the 73 metre Picchiotti Vitruvius project in their La Spezia facility, as well as some exciting new sailing yacht projects. Read More

MYS Video Preview: SYT visits Fincantieri Yachts

Friday, 21 September 2012

Last year, Fincantieri Yachts delivered the 134 metre superyacht Serene. Our team travelled to La Spezia to see the latest projects underway, and to fimd oput what the team is going to present at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. We also talked about what the future has in store for this Italian superyacht builder. Read More

MYS Preview Video: Mondo Marine looks to the future

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Last week I visited Mondo Marine in Savona Italy. The yard covers a seafront area of 35,500 square metres, with 9,500 square metres under cover. The facilities include 100 metres of jetty space for motoryacht mooring, an 820-ton travel lift, one of the largest on the Med, and a 300 ton trolley. Read More

MYS Preview Video: New build and refit projects at Lürssen

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The German shipyard Lürssen has built some of the world's largest yachts. I went to see Michael Breman, the yard's Sales Director, to hear about the yard's latest deleveries, such as the 87 metre Ace and the 62 metre Lady Kathryn V, and to discuss the Lürssen's booming refit business. Read More

Heesen presents new superyacht models in Monaco

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On September 19 in the Principality of Monaco, Heesen directors Fabio Ermetto and Hans Boerakker, together with Piet and Perry van Oossanen from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present the new Heesen range to the yachting community. Read More

MYS Video Preview: Turkish superyacht builder CMB Yachts

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Turkish superyacht builder CMB Yachts is close to completion of their second motor yacht, the 47 metre Orient Star. In addition the company signed two contracts for 47 metre motor yachts and they are close to sign contracts for another 47 metre motor yacht and a 70 metre superyacht. Read More

Alloy Yachts signs 44 metre superyacht contract

Monday, 17 September 2012

Alloy Yachts have announced that in the last week of August they signed a contract for a 44 metre Sorgiovanni Design displacement motoryacht. The project, known as AY54, will be the first time this customer and his experienced team have built with Alloy Yachts. Read More

Dirk Johnson joins the Perini Navi Group

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce that Dirk Johnson has joined the team at Perini Navi USA. Johnson will promote Picchiotti brand motor yachts and will be based in the new Perini Navi USA offices, which have recently moved to 2 Marina Plaza, Goat Island, Newport, RI- the capital city of US sailing. Read More

Mondo Marine joins SYBAss

Monday, 17 September 2012

Mondo Marine has announced its appointment as a new member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder Association) founded in 2007 to represent the world’s leading builders of large yachts who, over the last 10 years, have successfully delivered a minimum of 3 custom or semi-custom motor or sailing yachts measuring over 40 metres in length. Read More

First look on-board superyacht Nassima

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The 49.18 metre Nassima is right now on her way to Monaco to make her debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show and SuperYacht Times just received the first interior of this brand new superyacht. Nassima was built by the Dutch shipyard Acico Yachts and she is listed for sale with Jimmy Broddesson of Bluewater Yachting. Read More

MYS Preview Video: Superyacht builder Bilgin Yachts

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Turkish superyacht builder recently launched their first Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M. SuperYacht Times visited the shipyard in Istanbul to see the second hull under construction and in Cannes we interviewed Yildirim Bilgen and had a look on-board superyacht M&M. Read More

Claasen Shipyards signs new superyacht contract

Friday, 14 September 2012

Claasen Shipyards is not only well known for building and promoting top quality J’s like Lionheart, two big J-Class hulls Atlantis & Rainbow and in the not too distant future SVEA, but also has a remarkable reputation for building high quality classic yachts. In this regard Claasen Shipyards is proud to announce the signing of a new yacht contract. 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

Perini Navi C.2218 launched by Perini Istanbul

Friday, 14 September 2012

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

MYS Preview Video: The secrets behind the success of Sunrise Yachts

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sunrise Yachts has been doing very well; earlier this year the company signed contracts for a 63 metre and a 56 metre superyacht. In addition to these two projects Sunrise are also building another 63 metre and a 45 metre motor yacht. President Guillaume Roché unveiled that they have recently acquired a second facility in Antalya. 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

Live from Cannes: First look onboard the 46.60m Project 12

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Today we had a first look on-board the brand new superyacht Project 12. Built to ABS classification and MCA compliancy, Project 12 translates the success and build quality of Cantieri di Pisa’s famed Akhir range to a larger scale, offering exhilarating performance generated by twin 4,670hp MTU engines. Read More

MYS Preview Video: The inside story on fast yacht support vessel Garcon

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Recently the 67 metre fast yacht support vessel Garcon was delivered and she will soon make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. In August I visited the Amels shipyard in Vlissingen to interview Amels’ Managing Director Rob Luijendijk about Garcon and the line of Fast Yacht Support Vessels. Read More

SYT Video Report: A visit to catamaran superyacht developer Curvelle

Monday, 10 September 2012

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

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

Friday, 7 September 2012

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

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

Marina Barcelona 92 and Austal Announce Strategic Partnership

Thursday, 6 September 2012

MB’92 and Austal announce a strategic partnership to offer leading support services to the superyacht and high speed vessel markets. As part of this agreement, Austal will commence operations in MB’92’s Barcelona facility. Austal, global shipbuilder and defence prime contractor, and Marina Barcelona 92.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

 

Mulder Shipyard delivers Convertible 72

Monday, 3 September 2012

Mulder Shipyard has successfully delivered a new Mulder Convertible 72 to her owner. Based on the successful Mulder 68 Convertible but at 22 metres considerably larger, the yacht is the largest convertible built by the yard to date. With her unique colours, deluxe appearance and superb finish, the yacht has an exceptionally elegant character. Read More

Successful high speed sea trials for superyacht Nassima

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Acico Yachts has announced the results of the first high speed sea trials of the 50 metre Nassima. She performed exceptionally well without any vibration and very low noise levels. Her top speed was 17.9 knots in just 5 metres of water, promising a top speed in the region of 19 knots in deep waters. 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

Vicem Yachts signs partnership with Sarasota Yacht & Ship

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Vicem Yachts, the Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and superyachts, has announced that Sarasota Yacht & Ship has been named the Official Distributor for the Americas, which includes North, South & Central America as well as Canada and the Caribbean.  Gary Smith replaces Dave Mallach as new sales director. Read More

Bilgin Classic 160 now named M&M

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Jeremy Bottau of Bilgin Yachts informs us that the Bilgin Classic 160 N°1, has now been named M&M. M&M 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

Superyacht 2 Ladies delivered

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Launched at the end of May, the new 46 metre Rossinavi 2 Ladies, has now been delivered. She was photographed by one of our readers in Antibes. 2 Ladies is the second launch of the year for the shipyard. Earlier this year the yard delivered Aslec 4. The yacht, designed by Mulder Design, has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Read More

Video of the 78.5 metre Feadship Hampshire II

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Launched in April 2012, Hampshire II was built by Feadship to a design by RWD. From the foredeck which converts to a netted playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball and badminton, to the beach club designed to facilitate the owner’s passion for windsurfing and sailing, this latest Feadship is a yacht full of adventure. Read More

Horizon Yacht USA delivers CC105 superyacht

Monday, 20 August 2012

Horizon Yacht USA has announced the sale of the Horizon CC105 explorer yacht, which was delivered on August 16th, 2012 to her happy new owner. The new owner intends to cruise the Horizon CC105 in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. The Horizon CC105 features a 26' beam that allows for immense interior volume. Read More

JFA Yachts launches new website

Monday, 20 August 2012

JFA Yachts, Superyacht shipyard based in Britanny – France, has announced it is releasing a new website www.jfa-yachts.com. This website will give visitors a good overview of new builds and refits. A dedicated section exhibits the new projects. Frederic Jaouen explains: “We will celebrate our 20th birthday next year". 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

World debut for Pearl 75 in Southampton

Friday, 17 August 2012

In a special collaboration with award-winning designers Kelly Hoppen MBE and renowned yacht designer, Bill Dixon, the Pearl 75 brings new levels of style, sophistication and features to this sector of the motor yacht market. Laden with a host of unique features, the vessel is the largest of the Pearl fleet. Read More

Gulf Craft’s new majesty 125 gets Gulf premiere

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Gulf Craft hosted an exclusive preview of its most recently completed Majesty 125 hull in the United Arab Emirates last week. The showing served as the Middle East premiere of the Majesty 125, offering VIP clients from the UAE and the GCC a chance to view the superyacht before it makes its journey to the French Riviera. Read More

Curvelle enhances superyacht layout for wheelchair access

Thursday, 16 August 2012

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

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

Designer comments on 127 metre Privilege One superyacht project

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

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

Ital Yachts delivers superyacht Graziadiu

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ital Yachts have recently delivered the third hull in the Ital 43 metre series, named Graziadiu. The yacht is built to a Studio Bacigalupo design and has been given golden accents in her exterior. She offers speed, space and the finest in luxury and comfort. With three 2400hp MTU engines, Graziadiu reaches top speeds in excess of 35 knots. Read More

Superyacht Horizon Polaris completes seatrials

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Designed for worldwide exploration, the Horizon EP148 Horizon Polaris superyacht features long-range cruising capabilities and exceptional performance and reliability ensconced in all the comforts and styling of a luxury yacht. Since Horizon Polaris’ launch earlier this summer, Horizon has successfully completed five sea trials. Read More

147 Metre superyacht Topaz delivered

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Today the 147 metre superyacht Topaz is on her way to the UK, which leads us to believe the yacht has either just been delivered, or will be delivered within the next couple of days. Not much is known yet about this massive new superyacht, however we do know she has a length of 147 metres, beam of 21.50 metres and a gross tonnage of 11,589 tons. Read More

50 Metre superyacht Nassima starts seatrials

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Yesterday Acico Yachts held the first of a series of seatrials with the 50 metre luxury superyacht Nassima. The much anticipated Nassima was launched only weeks ago, to an exterior design by Olivier F van Meer. The yard reported to SuperYachtTimes.com today that the seatrials went very well, with exceptionally low noise levels. Read More

Ocean Alexander sells new 78 Motor Yacht

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Ocean Alexander of Florida have announced the sale of a new order 2013 78' Motor Yacht by Louis Dvorak. This new 78' will have a number of custom features including a new style flybridge configuration with a glass windshield and open sides & back. This will allow the owner to enjoy the ability to have an open bridge when the weather is nice. Read More

The Rodriguez Group closes 3rd quarter of the year 2011/2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Rodriguez Group ended the third quarter of the financial year 2011/2012 on 30 June 2012, culminating with the success of the new range of large new builds. Boat sales (new and secondhand) are up 158% as of the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter 2011 (€ 15.6M at Q3 2012 compared to € 6M at Q3 2011). Read More

Fire at McMullen & Wing causes significant damage to 50 metre Star Fish.

Monday, 13 August 2012

In the early hours of Sunday morning 12 August 2012, fire fighters were called to McMullen & Wing’s premises in Auckland New Zealand to find the 50 metre steel/aluminium motor yacht Star Fish ablaze in the shipyard’s largest construction hall. Star Fish, under construction for Aquos Yachts, is the successor to Big Fish. 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

Lazzara sells first LSX95 yacht

Monday, 13 August 2012

Lazzara have sold a new LSX95, which in 2013 replaces the current LSX92 model. Peter Lenton, Director of Sales, said “We are very pleased to have sold this newly designed LSX95, which will replace the LSX92 model. Furthermore this is the third Lazzara Yacht for this owner and it will be the best so far.” Read More

Owners of M/Y My Way comment on their new yacht

Friday, 10 August 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has completed the Moonen 82 Alu fast displacement superyacht My Way for Russian clients who have been very involved in the entire process. Delivered exactly as planned, the yacht easily surpassed her specified speed of 25 knots in sea trials. The owner had previously owned a GRP motoryacht. Read More

Top designers work together on Ocean Alexander 112

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announce the collaboration of top marine design talents for the design of the Ocean Alexander 112. The Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motoryacht is designed by a tremendous global partnership of some of the most well known names in the yachting industry. 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

Increased comfort onboard 32 metre sportfisherman under construction

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

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

40 Metre superyacht hull for sale on Ebay

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

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

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 

Cantieri Navali Chioggia delivers the Ocean King 88

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Cantieri Navali Chioggia has delivered the Ocean King 88. With 20 years experience in the shipbuilding and refit business, the Ocean King expedition yachts are built like commercial tugs, featuring an azimuth stern drive system. Much like commercial tugs, the length/beam ratio of the Ocean King 88 is 3:1. Read More

Changes at the top of the Ferretti Group

Monday, 6 August 2012

The Board of directors chaired by Ferretti Group Chairman Tan Xuguang has unanimously appointed Ferruccio Rossi as the new Managing Director. Ferruccio Rossi, who has been working for the Group as Riva Managing Director and Ferretti Group Country Manager since 2005, will replace Giancarlo Galeone. Read More

Cantiere Delle Marche delivers 82 feet Furst 60

Monday, 6 August 2012

Cantiere Delle Marche have delivered the 82 feet steel explorer yacht Furst 60. Furst 60 is a one-off project for an owner who wanted a yacht that was the essence of the Explorer Yachts. Her blue hull, high bow, and every detail reminds of a typical safe, tough and reliable Nordic Tug. The yacht has several customized features. Read More

The recently delivered 54 metre superyacht Rahil

Friday, 3 August 2012

Delivered earlier this year, Rahil is a sistership to the Admiral 54 Sea Force One, which received great appreciation worldwide. Designed by Luca Dini and built by Mariotti Yachts, Rahil has a sleek and imposing silhouette. Three hydraulic doors, one on the main deck and two on the owner’s cabin, open up to create balconies. 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

Front Street Shipyard expands with purchase of Belfast Boatyard

Monday, 30 July 2012

Front Street Shipyard on the Belfast, Maine, waterfront has purchased its neighbor, Belfast Boatyard. With the sale finalized this week, the owners of Front Street Shipyard are immediately welcoming the employees and customers of Belfast Boatyard while maintaining existing operations. Read More

Ocean Alexander switches to Alexseal paint

Monday, 30 July 2012

After careful examination of the market and the various products available, starting with 2013 model year, Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has decided to paint all 2013 models exclusively with Alexseal products. Alexander Marine made investments to build dedicated paint booth facilities at their factories. Read More 

77 Metre superyacht Smeralda arrives in the Mediterranean

Monday, 30 July 2012

Following her recent launch by Hanseatic Marine in Australia, the spectacular brand new 77 metre (252.6ft) superyacht Smeralda has now arrived in the Mediterranean. With her distinctive hull lines and super-sleek profile, Smeralda is the third and most advanced vessel in the Silver Series designed by Espen Øino. 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

ISA delivers 50 metre superyacht Belle Anna

Friday, 27 July 2012

International Shipyards Ancona (ISA) has delivered superyacht Belle Anna, the third in a series of 50 metre yachts. The yacht was delivered ahead of schedule, and her owners have taken her straight from the yard for a holiday cruise. Andrea Vallicelli designed the yacht, together with ISA's inhouse design team. Belle Anna has a huge volume. Read More

Superyacht Hampshire II in Hampshire waters

Friday, 27 July 2012

Redman Whiteley Dixon’s (RWD) latest launch, Hampshire II, a 78.5 metre Feadship superyacht, cruised into Hampshire waters recently marking her first voyage into the very location she was named after. Launched in April 2012, Hampshire II was masterfully built by Feadship with interior and exterior design by RWD. Read More

Fincantieri celebrates 20th anniversary of Destriero record

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Earlier this week, a celebration took place at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia, to celebrate of the twentieth anniversary of Destriero, the fastest yacht in the world which crossed the Atlantic in 1992, setting a record which still remains unbeaten. The monohull, built in 1991, sailed 3,106 nautical miles without refueling. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche signs contract for Nauta Air 86’

Thursday, 26 July 2012

After only a couple of weeks from the presentation of its new Nauta Air range, Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of the first Nauta Air 86’, the seventh CdM Explorer Yacht sold in less than 24 months. This aluminium Explorer Yacht has been  sold to an Australian client living in Thailand. Read More

46 Metre Rossinavi 2 Ladies undergoing seatrials

Thursday, 26 July 2012

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

Gulf Craft completes second Majesty 125 superyacht Marina Wonder

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Gulf Craft Inc. has successfully completed another Majesty 125 hull – it's second largest superyacht model – from its yacht manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. Destined for the French Riviera, the superyacht’s striking exterior profile exhibits a snowwhite superstructure, prairie beige hull and a sky-blue fender line. 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

Mondo Marine and Hot Lab unveil new superyacht project

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Last week SuperYachtTimes.com visited the Mondo Marine yard, where we were given a sneak preview of the yard's latest project. M50. Today we can share this project with you, which is a collaboration between the Savona yard, and the Milan based Hot Lab Yacht & Design studio. The M50 will feature three decks and a spacious sundeck. 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

33.4 Metre superyacht Loop I to be unveiled in Monaco

Monday, 23 July 2012

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

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

More details released about 61 metre Hakvoort contract

Friday, 20 July 2012

Hakvoort Shipyard has confirmed the new order for a 61-metre luxury displacement superyacht. Sold in close cooperation with Moran Yacht & Ship, this will be the largest project built by Hakvoort to date. The yacht will feature a private owner’s deck plus guest suites on the main deck with superlative views. Read More

Heesen delivers superyachts Galactica Plus and My Secret

Friday, 20 July 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery of the all-aluminium 35 metre Galactica Plus, a fully custom semi-displacement motor yacht. Her elegant exterior lines as well as her minimal yet welcoming interiors have been designed by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects. Also delivered is the 47 metre My Secret. Read More

New 61 metre superyacht contract signed at Hakvoort

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Moran Yacht & Ship have announced a new contract signed at Hakvoort in the Netherlands. The yacht measures 61 meters, and will offer accommodation up to 12 guests in six cabins. We are still waiting for more details to emerge, but we can tell you that the yacht is scheduled for a delivery in 2015. 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

Trinity Yachts announces delivery of superyacht Lady Linda

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Earlier this month we already published some photos of Trinity Yachts' latest superyacht, Lady Linda, as she arrived in Europe, and now the builder has officially announced the delivery of this 57 metre tri-deck semi-displacement custom built aluminum superyacht. This is the third Trinity for a Florida couple. Read More

Four orders signed at Horizon Yachts open day

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Horizon Group hosted a 2012 Open House at the Horizon Premier shipyard in Kaohsiung from June 27th to June 29th to celebrate Horizon’s 25th anniversary as a luxury yacht manufacturer – the Open House also debuted new Horizon models as well as mark the official launch of the brand-new EP148 Horizon Polaris. Read More

Perini Navi delivers 50 metre project C.2173

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Perini Navi Group has announced the delivery of project C.2173, the 52nd sailing yacht in the Perini Navi fleet. This yacht is the second vessel in the new 50 metre aluminium series and was launched on April 2nd, 2012. Hull C.2173 is designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland. Read More

Solid financial performance at Princess Yachts

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Princess Yachts International plc has posted yet another strong set of financial results for the year ended 31 December 2011, reinforcing its position as one of the strongest company’s operating in the luxury yacht market. In recently released accounts, the Company reported Profit before Tax of £15.1 million (2010: £21.2 million). Read More

Sea trial record set by Ocean Alexander 82 motoryacht

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the recent sea trial record set by the Ocean Alexander 82 Cockpit Motoryacht. The updated Ocean Alexander 82 Cockpit Motoryacht with twin MTU 1920HP engines, reached 28 knots during sea trials performed at the factory. Read More

More details released about 72 meter Stella Maris prior to MYS

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

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

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

Nobiskrug expands customer service

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Nobiskrug has announced the appointment of two new executives to their expanding workforce. Bernd Wittorf has enjoyed several successful years in shipbuilding industry and has joined the refit and repair department stating that he aims for a “all-in-one solution” for yacht owners covering all technical aspects of yacht operation. Read More

Rossi Navi signs contract for 49 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

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

Opening of new Mangusta office in Ibiza

Monday, 9 July 2012

This weekend, the Overmarine Group, builders of Mangusta yachts, celebrated the opening of the new officed at Marina Ibiza, run by Michl MarineThe event, held at the new office which is strategically located in the luxurious marina of Ibiza, was well attended All guests had the opportunity to admire the several Mangusta Yachts. Read More

Superyacht Imperial Princess delivered

Monday, 9 July 2012

The largest production yacht ever launched in Britain, with the largest resin-infused hull ever moulded, the new Princess 40M Imperial Princess has been making headlines ever since the Plymouth yacht builder announced plans for her some three years ago. Imperial Princess is now on her maiden voyage to warmer climes. Read More

Superyacht projects underway at Feadship

Monday, 9 July 2012

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

78.5 Metre superyacht Hampshire II delivered

Monday, 9 July 2012

Superyacht Hampshire II was delivered to her owner on Friday. The culmination of a five year project for Edmiston's Chris Cecil-Wright and her owner. A passionate yachtsman, the Owner had a clear vision of what he and his family were looking for – a nautical playground of unquestionable quality.  Read More

67 Metre Fast Yacht Support vessel to debut in Monaco

Friday, 6 July 2012

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

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

Hull of Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid completed

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

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

Ocean Alexander sells 2013 Ocean Alexander 90 yacht

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ocean Alexander has announced a sale by Niel Steenkamp, of their latest 90 sky lounge motor yacht. This new 90 is hull #8 in this popular series and features a newly designed 4 stateroom layout with open floor plan on the main deck. The yacht was just delivered to the US and sold at its debut in Roche Harbor Washington. Read More

Baltic Yachts signs contract for spectacular 108-footer

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Late this Spring Baltic Yachts signed a contract for a spectacular 108-footer designed by Javier Jaudenes. This hi-tech racer/cruiser will have a displacement of only 82 tonnes, and the emphasis on minimal weight will follow the boat throughout the project. In the Autumn, construction will start at Baltic Yachts’ facilities in Jakobstad. Read More

Interior of Codecasa 50s superyacht unveiled

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

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

73 Metre superyacht Plan B completed

Monday, 2 July 2012

One of our readers has send us this photo of the 73 metre superyacht Plan B seen here in Douglas Harbour on the Isle of Man, which leads us to believe she has now been delivered, or is in the process of being delivered. The yacht was ordered before the crisis as part of an order for six yachts of all around the same size. Read More

101.5 Metre superyacht transported to Feadship yard

Monday, 2 July 2012

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

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

Superyacht 4You delivered

Friday, 29 June 2012

The 54.3 metre Amels Project AAA, which has been named 4You, has been delivered. 4You is the second hull delivered in the yard's 55 metre series, designed by Tim Heywood. One of our photographers took this picture of the yacht, when she arrived in Gilbraltar this week. Read More

Pershing 82 progressing rapidly in Italy

Friday, 29 June 2012

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

Yachting Developments delivers superyacht Quintessential

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Auckland boatyard Yachting Developments has successfully completed sea trials and delivered Quintessential to her owner less than three weeks after launching. Also known as yard build number YD66, Quintessential is one of the largest composite sailing Superyacht catamarans on the planet, measuring 100ft (30.48m) in length. 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

Largest yacht in the world Azzam designed by Nauta Yachts

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

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

41 Metre superyacht Azra delivered by Mengi-Yay

Monday, 25 June 2012

Turkish superyacht builder Mengi-Yay has delivered superyacht Azra, a 41 metre yacht, constructed out of wooden lamination epoxy. The yacht, designed inhouse, features a modern interior designed by BTA Design, and offers accommodation in 4 guest cabins. She is powered by twin 1925 hp C32 Caterpillars. Read More

Mengi-Yay delivers superyacht My Steel

Monday, 25 June 2012

Following the news of the delivery of the 41 metre superyacht Azra by the turkish superyacht builder Mengi-Yay, we can announce the delivery of her sistership My SteelMy Steel is constructed out of wooden lamination epoxy. The yacht, designed inhouse, features a contemporary interior designed by BTA Design. 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

AB Yachts delivers AB116 Diamond with Guido de Groot interior

Monday, 25 June 2012

The Italian based Shipyard AB Yachts, part of the Fipa Group has recently delivered Diamond. Guido de Groot has collaborated with the Italian Yard for a number of fast Motor Yachts, including the interior styling of the new AB 116 Diamond. The AB 116 models features a generous flybridge with a unique floating command helm. Read More

Ocean Alexander announces new superyacht

Friday, 22 June 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the completion of all engineering and tooling for the new Ocean Alexander 112’ Tri-Level Motoryacht.  The new 112’ is designed by Evan K. Marshall and engineered by Gregory C. Marshall.  The new 112’ Tri-Level features five staterooms. Read More

45 Metres high doors lifted into place at Nakilat yard in Qatar

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Jewers Doors has recently lifted into place doors that are 45 metres high at the new Nakilat super yacht facility in Qatar. The UK-based company is a world-leader in designing, manufacturing and installing exceptionally large doors for buildings such as aircraft hangars but these are the tallest doors it has built in its 29-year history. Read More

Sanlorenzo opens Sanlorenzo Istanbul

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sanlorenzo opened a new Brand Representative office in Turkey: Sanlorenzo Istanbul. The shipyard expands to South East Europe its sales network, based on a controlled number of Brand Representatives, directly participated and controlled companies by the shipyard located in strategic hubs of the international yachting. Read More

Admiral Tecnomar Group sells new 45 metre superyacht

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

More great news from the Admiral Tecnomar Group, as the announce the second sale of a new build project in one week. Following the sale of a new 30-metre superyacht in the Nadara series, the yard has now sold a new 45-metre Superyacht in the Maxima series. The Maxima 45 will be delivered in Summer 2014. Read More

Proteksan superyacht Vicky on seatrials

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

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

Musical christening for 65 metre Amels Sea Rhapsody

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The new 65-metre superyacht Sea Rhapsody was christened at the Amels shipyard in Vlissingen, Holland, on Friday 20 April 2012. The Dutch superyacht builder delivered Sea Rhapsody on time and the owners are looking forward to starting their yachting season in the Mediterranean as planned. 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

Sunseeker delivers fourth Predator 115 Arabella

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Sunseeker have delivered the fourth superyacht in the Predator 115 series, Arabella, to a client of Eric-Louis Lepeingle of Sunseeker Cannes and James Lloyd Jones of Viare Yachts. The Predator 115 is built to RINA classification and provides for a guest party of up to 10 in five cabins, with a crew of five. Read More

66 Metre superyacht Invader progressing rapidly at Delta

Monday, 18 June 2012

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

Admiral Tecnomar Group sells new Nadara 30 superyacht

Monday, 18 June 2012

Admiral Tecnomar Group has announced the sale of a new 30-metre superyacht in the Nadara series. The contract has been signed just a few weeks after the sale of another superyacht of 38-metre. "This is exactly the momentum we were looking for with two yachts sold..” says Francesco Carbone, Sales Director. Read More

New 56 metre superyacht order at Sunrise Yachts

Friday, 15 June 2012

Shortly after confirming a contract for a second 63 metre project in May 2012, Sunrise Yachts signed this week a new-build contract for one of the most innovative projects of the year: a 56 metre long-range motor yacht designed for circumnavigation and equipped with pod-driven diesel-electric propulsion. Read More

Bluewater sells 55.70 metre Palumbo superyacht project

Friday, 15 June 2012

Bluewater has announces the sale of 55.70 metre superyacht project, currently under construction at the Palumbo Shipyard located in Italy. Palumbo, are a recent award winning shipyard, delivering innovative and remarkable yachts. Read More

Next generation yachts developed at Intec Marine Shipyard

Friday, 15 June 2012

Intec Marine Shipyard has created a team of professionals to develop and market two models of next generation yachts. The Intec Marine 90 and 140 are extremely energy efficient with hybrid propulsion and designed by Guido de Groot Design from the Netherlands. As well as energy efficiency the yachts have dramatically reduced sound levels. Read More

63 Metre superyacht progressing rapidly at Sunrise Yachts

Thursday, 14 June 2012

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

Sunreef fuses hull and superstructure of Sunreef 82 Double Deck

Thursday, 14 June 2012

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

New images of recently launched M

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

One of the most distinctive yachts ever to leave the facilities of Turkish family yacht builders, Bilgin, M appears for the first time in public as seen in these superb new photos courtesy of her brokers for sale, YPI Brokerage. With exterior and interior design by H2, M is one of the most distinctive builds ever to come from the family yard. Read More

Oyster Group takes over Landamores Yard

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

After nearly 40 years working with key partner, E C Landamore & Co, on the fit-out of Oyster yachts, Oyster has taken over the Oyster yacht division of the Landamore's business. In a deal which transfers the Oyster production facilities in Norfolk to the Oyster Group, along with the dedicated team of around 70 employees. 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

Feadship signs first superyacht order from mainland China

Monday, 11 June 2012

Feadship has become the first Western shipyard to sell a new-built 45m superyacht to an owner from the People’s Republic of China. Following a recent 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. Read More

Heesen Yachts delivers superyachts Lady L and Lady Petra

Monday, 11 June 2012

Heesen Yachts have announced the delivery of the 44m Lady L and the 47m Lady Petra to their Owners. M/Y Lady L (YN 15944, formerly Project Zentric) is the eighth in the successful 44m semi-displacement class. M/Y Lady L reaches the remarkable speed of 25 knots, making her the fastest 44 metre yacht of her style on the market. 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

Piriou signs contract to build 76.6m superyacht explorer

Monday, 11 June 2012

The French commercial shipyard Piriou has signed a contract to build a 76.60 metre superyacht explorer. The exterior lines of the motor yacht are designed by Pierre Jacques Kubis Designs in co-operation with the engineering team of Piriou. The explorer motor yacht will have an ice-classed steel hull and is built for world-cruising in the most extreme conditions. 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

Claasen Shipyards joins Holland Yacht Experience

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Cooperation is the keyword in the new economic climate and also the backbone of the Holland Yacht Experience concept. Based on Port Canto, Cannes, Holland Yacht Experience has announced that Claasen Shipyards has joined HYE. Claasen is well known for their sailing yachts such as Firely and the J-Class Lionheart. Read More

Hayati Kamhi, founding Partner of Proteksan Turquoise dies

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

It is with great sadness that the Proteksan Turquoise shipyard has announced the sudden death of Hayati Kamhi aged 62, who died at home. Hayati joined with Mehmet Karabeyoglu over eighteen years ago to form what has become Turkey's leading builder of luxury superyachts and is ranked in the top ten shipyards in the world. Read More

Paszkowski to design new line of superyachts for Baglietto

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia has announced that they have signed a contract with Italian superyacht designer Francesco Paszkowski to create Baglietto’s new styling. The new line of planing and displacement superyachts will be presented at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. In addition the designer will also work on the three Baglietto projects that the new owners have taken over from the previous ownership. Read More

Bruce Johnson will represent Maine yacht yards

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Three independent yacht yards in mid-coast Maine are appointing Bruce Johnson, formerly of Sparkman & Stephens, as their business development executive. Brooklin Boat Yard, Front Street Shipyard and Rockport Marine reached an agreement to employ Johnson to represent each yard independently in seeking new construction projects. Read More

New superyacht order for Horizon Yachts from Japan

Monday, 4 June 2012

On May 21st the Taiwanese shipyard Horizon Yachts signed an order with a Japanese owner for a 105ft superyacht. It is the second time the owner from Japan has signed a contract with Horizon, as he purchased a Horizon E78 in 2010. The exterior of the motor yacht is based on the Horizon Raised Pilothouse 97, but the new 105 will have an enclosed flybridge. 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

Rodriguez Group publishes results for the 1st Half Year 2011/2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

The half-year financial statements of Rodriguez Group and the related financial reports, as approved by the Supervisory Board on May 25 and certified by the statutory auditors, are available on Rodriguez Group’s website. Read More

Omega interior for the new Mulder 98 Flybridge

Thursday, 31 May 2012

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

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

40 Metre schooner ZanZiba now for sale

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

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

Two superyacht orders for Italian yard Rodriquez

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rodriquez has announced two new oders, for a 37 metre Rodriquez 37 RPH, and for a 42 metre Rodriquez 42. The Rodriquez 37 RPH is an all aluminium planning yacht, powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 M93. The yacht, ordered by a European client, will offer accommodation for up to 9 guests, in a main deck master stateroom, and three lower deck cabins. 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

First glimpse of superyacht catamaran Q5

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

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

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

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

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

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

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

Heesen superyacht project California sold

Friday, 25 May 2012

Heesen Yachts has sold Project California (YN 16347), the ninth yacht in the award winning 47m displacement class. This contract has been signed thanks to a successful collaboration with Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts, meaning that Heesen’s order book now consists of twelve yachts under construction. Read More

Lürssen staged the seventh Lürssen Rowing Regatta

Friday, 25 May 2012

Lürssen staged the Lürssen Rowing Regatta for the seventh time on 11 May 2012. Now a traditional and highly popular event, it was first held in 2003 for the many crews who spend several months in Bremen or at another of the shipyard’s locations while a newbuild is under construction or a yacht is undergoing a refit or repairs. Read More

Heesen Yachts sells 42 metre Fast Displacement superyacht

Friday, 25 May 2012

Heesen has announced the sale of the first motor yacht to be equipped with Hull Vane even before the official presentation of this innovation to the yachting community. Created by Piet van Oossanen from van Oossanen Naval Architects, Hull Vane is a foil fitted below the hull that can reduce resistance through the water by 24%. 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

Hakvoort unveils new line of 55 metre superyachts

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hakvoort has unveiled a new range of superyachts, the 55 meter semi custom range, designed by Clifford Den. The yacht features an adjustable MTU engine package. The clever design shows an very efficient fuel consumption 15 % lower than other displacement hull designs. For speeds over 17 knots the hull needs to be build out of alumium. Read More

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

Thursday, 24 May 2012

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

New 63 metre superyacht order at Sunrise Yachts

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sunrise Yachts, the super yacht yard founded in 2006 by German entrepreneur Herbert P. Baum and French-British yacht-builder Guillaume Roché, has announced a major new 63 metre project for a European client introduced by YMG Yacht Management Group Switzerland. The Espen Øino designed mega yacht will be delivered in 2014. 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

Seatrial video of radical superyacht Adastra

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The McConaghy Boats Zhuhai Facility in China recently launched Adastra, a 42.5 metre Trimaran built 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 an experienced couple. Read More

62 Metre Icon superyacht Maidelle on seatrials

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Yesterday, superyacht Maidelle set off on her first seatrial, off the coast of Northern Holland. 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. Managing Director of Icon Yachts, Jen Wartena was onboard during the sea trials. Read More

Fraser Yachts sells new 60 metre Benetti superyacht

Monday, 21 May 2012

Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts tells us he has sold a new build superyacht project at Benetti in Italy. Project FB 255 measures 60 metres, and is due for delivery in 2014. Her asking price was € 48,000,000. FB 255 will accommodate up to 12 guests, in a large upper deck forward owner's cabin, two cabins, and 4 lower deck guest cabins. Read More

Construction of 44 metre superyacht well underway in China

Monday, 21 May 2012

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

Omer Malaz buys back the Numarine shipyard

Monday, 21 May 2012

Abraaj Capital has sold their shares in the Turkish luxury-yacht manufacturer Numarine, to Omer Malaz, who founded the company in 2002. For Numarine, Mr Malaz’s decision to come back as sole yard owner in 2012 will enforce business development with a worldwide expansion actions in the most important emerging markets. Read More

Delta sells superyacht project Monarch

Friday, 18 May 2012

Delta Marine, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) and Rick Obey of Marine Consulting in New York have sold superyacht Project Monarch. Construction of this 151-foot motor yacht began at Northern Marine in Anacortes and was completed at Delta’s yard in Seattle. Monarch was offered at $ 31,900,000 Read More

Construction of 42 metre superyacht well underway at Moonen

Friday, 18 May 2012

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

Superyacht builder Perini Navi adds new sections to website

Friday, 18 May 2012

Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi have added two new sections to their website: 'Captains & Crew Area' and 'Career', created for those who wish to be in direct contact with the extended family formed by Perini Navi and Picchiotti. On top of this, a new version of the website in Russian has been added. Read More

Sailing catamaran Q5 nears completion in New Zealand

Friday, 18 May 2012

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

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

Construction underway of Cosmo Explorer superyacht

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

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

Dutch send off of Oceanco superyacht Nirvana

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

For the Dutch, nirvana is to savour a raw herring followed by a swig of good Dutch beer. Oceanco’s latest launch, the 88.50m (290.36ft) yacht Nirvana, with the yard code of Y707, had a proper culinary Dutch send off. A few days after the formal launch party, the crew of Nirvana were treated to an intimate farewell party on April 18th. 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

New photo of 147 metre superyacht Topaz at Lürssen

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

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

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

Superyacht Ouranos delivered and completes first charter

Friday, 11 May 2012

Launched in April, superyacht Ouranos has now been delivered by the Admiral Tecnomar Group. Thanks to her twin 3,650hp MTU diesel engines, she can reach a top speed of 24 knots, which makes her one of the fastest tri-deck superyachts around. Following her recent delivery, the charter team of Cape 4 Yachting. 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

Hull of 73m Vitruvius superyacht arrives at the Picchiotti shipyard

Thursday, 10 May 2012

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

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

J-Class Rainbow delivered to her owners

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Holland Jachtbouw has delivered the J-class yacht Rainbow. 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

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

Explorer yacht Lars making waves on her maiden voyage

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

When I attended the launch of the 36.40-metre explorer yacht Lars in the Dutch town of Hardinxveld Giessendam, I learned of the owner's plans to take the yacht on a maiden voyage to the Baltic, and onward from Spitsbergen to Nova Zembla. Eventually, Lars will take her owners even further, on expeditions to the North Pole region. Read More

74 Metre superyacht project 423 under construction at Nobiskrug

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

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

The new Horizon superyacht Polaris ready for delivery

Friday, 27 April 2012

Horizon recently launched and successfully sea tried the new EP148 Horizon Polaris, which is the largest flagship built by Horizon as well as the largest BV Ice classed private yacht built in Asia. Measuring 148 feet in length, Polaris is built for any cruising destination with a steel hull, aluminum superstructure and bulbous bow. 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 contract signed at Admiral Tecnomar Group

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The year started off on the right foot for the Admiral Tecnomar Group, which signed a new contract for a Nadara 38 metre superyacht. The sales occurred just prior to the delivery of latest superyacht Ouranos, a 45 metre. Powered by twin 2,580 kW MTU engines, the new Nadara 38 metre is expected to top out over 28 knots.  Read More

Two 48.7 metre new build projects for sale with Bilgin Yachts

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

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

Codecasa unveils interior of superyacht project F75

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

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

Jongert unveils new Guido de Groot designed superyacht

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Jongert has unveiled the designs for the new Jongert 42MY. The yard often works together with leading designers in the industry. German Frers designed the new line of modern sailing yachts, while Guido de Groot, a well-respected designer for the motoryacht line, helped fill the gap between the 39-metre Lucia M and the 50-metre 500LE.  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

New superyacht Megaway 128 completes sea trials

Monday, 23 April 2012

Megaway Engineering and Northrop and Johnson have announced the successful launch of Singapore's first newbuild superyacht for more than 20 years. The Megaway 128 was recently launched and completed sea trials and will be on display at the forthcoming Singapore Yacht Show held April 27-29 at Sentosa Cove. Read More

New order for 37 metre superyacht at Fitzroy Yachts

Friday, 20 April 2012

Fitzroy Yachts has announced that they have signed an order for a new 37.5 metre fast cruising sloop. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, with an interior by Design Unlimited, the yacht is being built for European owners, and she will be their first yacht. The yacht, to be known by her hull number FY17, is an all aluminium design. Read More

A fresh approach to sharing a superyacht

Friday, 20 April 2012

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

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 

Sunseeker starts construction on Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Thursday, 19 April 2012

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

Feadship superyacht Drizzle close to delivery

Thursday, 19 April 2012

We just received this beautiful new photo of Feadship Drizzle, taken off the coast of Holland. The 67.27 metre (220’8”) yacht was launched on January 21st,has been created for clients who were inspired by the 2005 Feadship Twizzle (now Issana), of which they were the second owners and had renamed Drizzle. Read More

Simpson Superyachts partners with Blue Coast Yachts

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Asia's superyacht broker Simpson Superyachts has partnered with Cannes-based Blue Coast Yachts to promote the brand in Asia. Blue Coast Yachts is founded by leading designer Jean-Jaques Coste of Coste Design & Partners, an international award winning boutique design firm that has been at the forefront of the catamaran market. Read More

Codecasa unveils new Codecasa 50s for repeat client

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

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

Couach 5002 Fly superyacht for sale with Fraser Yachts

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

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

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

Gulf Craft sells second Majesty 135 superyacht

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Gulf Craft Inc., today announced the sale of its second Majesty 135 hull. The announcement comes less than four weeks after the largest ever hull construction by Gulf Craft made its international premiere at the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations, held at its Majesty Yachts manufacturing facility in the UAE on March 10. Read More

Christensen Shipyards on track for debut of Ocean Alexander 120

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

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

Lagoon Custom unveils CNB superyacht catamaran designs

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Lagoon Custom, an initiative launched by CNB in April 2011, brings together cruising catamaran specialists Lagoon and the expertise of superyacht specialist CNB. The initiative has led to some superb custom catamaran projects, with world-famous naval architects, such as VPLP, Berret-Racoupeau, Bill Dixon and Philippe Briand. 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

Horizon Yachts delivers Horizon E84 Virginia

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Horizon Group has announced the newest Horizon E84 Virginia has successfully completed her sea trial in March and has been shipped to her new owner in Hong Kong in early April 2012. In addition, the Virginia will make her debut at Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show during May 11th – 13th, 2012. 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

Moonen sells fourth Moonen 97

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has announced the sale of the fourth yacht in its award-winning range of steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Built by the yard on spec, the Moonen 97 has been snapped up by owners who recognise the yacht's distinctive blend of premium Dutch quality, the latest technologies, exceptional comfort. Read More

Live from China: Orders are picking up for Palmer Johnson

Sunday, 8 April 2012

At the Hainan Rendez-Vous I spoke with Russell Morris of Palmer Johnson. It’s the third time the company is exhibiting at the event. Speaking about the Chinese market for luxury yachts, Russel comments, “We are getting to know what they need and it’s only a matter of time before they build up their knowledge of yachting". 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

Icon Yachts and Erdevicki unveil superyacht project ER175

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Icon Yachts and Erdevicki, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada have teamed up to complete the concept analysis and estimation to offer a complete design and build package for the ER175 to the highest level of quality and specification. The interior design and decor is left intentionally open to be influenced by the prospective client. 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

Princess Yachts announce new distribution structure in South China

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Following last week's news about the creation of ‘Princess Yachts South East Asia’, Princess Yachts have now announced the formation of a new Distributor in China, trading as 'Princess Yachts Southern China'. The new company formed by a group of long standing and respected industry names and a high level investment group. 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

Four Amels superyachts to be delivered this spring

Friday, 30 March 2012

Dutch superyacht builder Amels is defying the economic gloom with the busiest workload the company has ever known, with 12 new construction projects and two major refits underway. In just the next few weeks, for example, two Amels 180 and one Amels 212 will be delivered, in addition to two extensive refits of existing Amels yachts. Read More

Superyacht Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid unveiled

Friday, 30 March 2012

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

Ferretti Group to use Thailand as South-East Asian growth hub

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Ferretti Group is exhibiting two of its premiere yachts at the Phuket International Boat Show 2012, in order to further build its long established Asia Pacific presence. Ferretti Group, together with its local dealer Lee Marine, will exhibit at the Royal Phuket Marina the Ferretti 720 and the Pershing 92’ as Asia Pacific premieres. Read More

Princess Yachts goes South East Asia

Thursday, 29 March 2012

British yacht builder Princess Yachts International plc have announced the creation of ‘Princess Yachts South East Asia’, incorporating a new partnership led by Princess Yachts Thailand, part of the Phuket Boat Lagoon Group of companies. Princess Yachts South East Asia will amalgamate Boat Lagoon Yachting. Read More

Gamma Yachts unveils the Gamma 24 Mediterranean in China

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Italian based Gamma Yachts launches it's latest model at the Hainan Rendez Vous April 5th-8th. The Gamma 24 Mediterranean is the bigger sister of the trendsetting Gamma 20. All Gamma's are designed and engineered by Dutch Naval Architect Vripack. Guido Bonandrini of Gamma Yachts is thrilled with this new semi-custom yacht. Read More

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

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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

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

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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

Rossi Navi starts outfitting of superyacht Ketos

Monday, 26 March 2012

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

Bilgin Yachts unveils 52 metre Tony Castro designed superyacht

Monday, 26 March 2012

Bilgin Yachts has unveiled a new Tony Castro designed superyacht project. The 52 metre Voyager is an expedition style superyacht, designed to carry 12 guests in 6 large cabins. There are four guest cabins on the lower deck, a VIP cabin on the main deck, and an owner's suite on the forward upper deck. Her aft deck will feature an infinity swimming pool. Read More

Phuket’s Lee Marine new agents for Cantiere delle Marche superyachts

Monday, 26 March 2012

Phuket’s Lee Marine has announced it has been appointed the exclusive agent in China, South-East Asia and Australia for prestigious Italian ship builder Cantiere delle Marche [CdM], maker of customized, steel hulled expedition “niche” megayachts. Lee Marine will be agents for the new concept Darwin and Nauta Air range. 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

Superyacht Moni now on seatrials in Turkey

Monday, 26 March 2012

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

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

Esenyacht delivers 36 metre superyacht Glorious

Friday, 23 March 2012

Esenyacht, a young Turkish shipyard, has recently launched superyacht Glorious, a 36 metre cruising Ketch. The wooden yacht has a displacement of 162 tons, and features 1340m2 of sail surface. She offers accommodation for in two double guest cabins, 1 twin cabin and a large owner's suite, all on the lower deck. Read More

Feadship Drizzle on seatrials in Holland

Friday, 23 March 2012

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

Oceanco project Y707 now named Nirvana

Friday, 23 March 2012

On a cold January 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. Yesterday the name of project Y707 was revealed; Nirvana. Nirvana measures 88.5 metres. 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

55 Metre superyacht Lady Candy under construction at Benetti

Thursday, 22 March 2012

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

Seatrial photos of 87 metre superyacht Ace

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

On the 9th January 2012 Lürssen launched Ace (project Rocky) and she has just gone on sea trials on 13th and 14th March. Her delivery is scheduled for late spring 2012. Andrew Winch, responsible for the exterior as well the interior design, gave the yacht a very unusual profile which will turn many heads. Read More

Burger and Seaton Yachts develop new expedition yacht

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Seaton Yachts from Newport, RI, USA has announced plans to develop and market with Burger Boat Company the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three. Seaton has chosen Burger to build the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three to ICE CLASS 1D standards at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc, WI, USA. The yacht is designed for unlimited ocean serviceRead More

New 43 metre superyacht order at ISA

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Last month, the Italian shipyard ISA Yachts announced they had signed three new contracts between mid-2011 and early 2011. Today they have announced a fourth order, this time for a 43 metre Granturismo (GT). Two of these four orders are for repeat clients. Designed by Andrea Vallicelli, she is a full displacement superyacht. Read More

Christensen Shipyards signs contract for 43m superyacht

Monday, 19 March 2012

Christensen Shipyards has announced the signing of a contract for the first Custom 43M Series project. This sale to American buyers was brokered by Tom George of Tom George Yacht Group, making him the only broker to sell two new construction yachts at Christensen, the first being M/Y Mystic. Read More

26 metre Dutch/German build project for sale with OCI

Monday, 19 March 2012

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

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

Chairman of Oceanco receives World of Yachts recognition award

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman of Oceanco, received the World of Yachts recognition award. “It is an honor to be recognized by leaders from the Middle Eastern Maritime Industry. In only 25 years Oceanco has established its name within the superyacht industry as the premier builder of 80-90m super yachts.” said Dr. Al Barwani. Read More

Spirit Yachts to build a new J-Class yacht

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spirit Yachts Ltd has announced an historic collaboration with Sparkman & Stephens Inc to build a new J-Class yacht. This iconic new ‘J’ will be named Cheveyo (pronounced shu-Vay-o), a native American word meaning “spirit warrior.” Registered in the United States, the yacht will carry sail number J1. Read More

RMK Marine unveils 56 metre superyacht design

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Following on from the significant interest generated from the success of the Nazenin V, the 52 metre sailing ketch built at RMK Marine and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, further developments of the design have been announced by the yard. RMK Marine is now working on a 56 metre design based on the 52 metre. 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

46m New-build superyacht listed for sale

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

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

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

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

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

Nobiskrug delivers superyacht Mogambo

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Last week the Nobiskrug shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany delivered their latest superyacht, the 73.55 metre Mogambo. Launched in October 2011, Mogambo left the shipyard for a first stop in Kristansand, Norway and yesterday she was seen in Bristol Harbourside, United Kingdom. Mogambo accommodates for up to 12 guests. 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

Baglietto under new management

Monday, 12 March 2012

The Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, has announces a new management . As of 1st February 2012 Diego Michele Deprati has been appointed as the new Mananging Director. Angelo Giaccone is the new Production Manager. Diego Michele Deprati, has worked for the Italian Navy, and more recently as Managing Director of Mondomarine. 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

40 Metre superyacht underway at Mengi Yay

Monday, 5 March 2012

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

New 41 metre superyacht order at IAG Yachts

Monday, 5 March 2012

In what has been quite a spectacular year for IAG Yachts and following on from some successful shows in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and Fort Lauderdale last year, the Chinese based shipyard has managed to complete sales on their first two production models in 2011, the 127 foot Primadonna and the 100 foot Electra. Read More

New launching bay and travel lift for Gulf Craft

Monday, 5 March 2012

Gulf Craft has just completed its second launching bay with the ability to launch vessels up to 50 m in overall length at its Majesty Yachts shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The addition of the second bay alongside its existing one now enables the yard to handle larger vessels and has increased its capacity for mobility. 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

Robert E. Derecktor Inc. files for bankruptcy, Derecktor Florida is unaffected

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Robert E. Derecktor Inc., located in Mamaroneck, NY, announced today that it is seeking protection under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization laws. A protracted legal battle with the State of Alaska regarding vendor-related issues unconnected to the yard's workmanship on a project completed in 2005, together with the depressed economy, has put a significant strain on the company's finances. Read More

Construction of 58 metre superyacht Egeria well underway in Turkey

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

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

Horizon will showcase two megayachts at the Hainan Rendezvous

Monday, 27 February 2012

Horizon has announced their participation in the Hainan Rendezvous, held from April 5th – 8th, 2012, where they will showcase three luxury yachts: the RP120 Muses, CC110 Lady Gaga, and a new E54. According to the rendezvous organizer, Muses and Lady Gaga are among the top five largest megayachts attending. 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

Benetti announces 90 metre contract in Miami

Monday, 27 February 2012

At the Miami Yacht Show last week, Benetti announced a new contact for a new 90 metre superyacht. Details are still unknown, but the yacht will be the largest yacht delivered by the Italian yard since the delivery in 1980 of the Bannenberg designed 86 metre superyacht Nabila (now Kingdom 5KR).  Read More

Construction starts on new Azimut Grande 140

Monday, 27 February 2012

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

Carbon Ocean Yachts join Front Street Shipyard

Friday, 24 February 2012

Front Street Shipyard welcomes Carbon Ocean Yachts to its Belfast, Maine, facility. Carbon Ocean Yachts of Bristol, Rhode Island, is relocating its operations to Front Street Shipyard's extensive new facility on the waterfront of Penobscot Bay. The two builders will work together on the construction of lightweight, performance yachts. Read More

Heesen's Team Synergy wìnd third place at the RC44 Puerto Calero Cup

Friday, 24 February 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced that Team Synergy won third place in the match races at the RC44 – Puerto Calero Cup, held in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) from February 8 to 12. Fourteen teams returned to Puerto Calero to start the 2012 RC44 Championship Tour, three months after the final of the RC44 World Championships. Read More

Cantiere delle Marche signs exclusive after sales service contract

Friday, 24 February 2012

Cantiere delle Marche, builders of steel and aluminium displacement superyachts, has announced they have signed a partnership agreement with Sailornet, for the after sales services exclusively dedicated to Cantiere delle Marche yachts owners. From the companies start-up, the Ancona-based shipyard signed dealership’s agreements. Read More

Feadship superyacht Helix on Asian tour

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Feadship is taking a brand-new superyacht to Asia for the first time this spring. A dedicated tour by the 45-metre Helix will take in Hong Kong in March and the Hainan Rendezvous in early April before heading off to the Singapore boat show at the end of the month. Feadship has a history that goes back to 1849. Read More

Hatteras Yachts unveils the 95 Raised Pilothouse

Thursday, 23 February 2012

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

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

Interior renderings of the Benetti Sail Division BSD98 Logica

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

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

S/Y Dolce Mare, the pride of the Salmakis charter fleet

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Neta Marine in Turkey have recently launched superyacht Dolce Mare. The craftsmen at the Bodrum based shipyard have been working on this classic laminated ketch since 2009, which is the pride of the Salmakis charter fleet. At 36 metres and with 6 cabins Dolce Mare affords exceptional space above and below decks for 12 guests. Read More

New owners for Oyster Group

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Award winning UK yacht builder Oyster Marine Ltd has today, Tuesday 21 February 2012, been acquired by the Dutch investment company HTP Investments BV (HTP) for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition includes the Oyster Group companies Oyster Marine Ltd, Oyster Brokerage Ltd and Southampton Yacht Services Ltd. 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

37 Metre catamaran superyacht Phatsara nearing completion in Thailand

Monday, 20 February 2012

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

The Rodriguez Group joins forces with the Cerri Gruppo Baglietto

Friday, 17 February 2012

In line with other business agreements signed since the arrival of Eric de Saintdo as chairman, the French Rodriguez Group is pursuing its development strategy and announces a partnership with the Cerri – Gruppo Baglietto shipyards, recently acquired by SIAS, Italy’s second largest highway maintenance and management group. Read More

Gulf Craft delivers Majesty 121 superyacht

Friday, 17 February 2012

Gulf Craft Inc. recently delivered another Majesty 121 hull, one of its most popular super yacht models. Over its two decks, the Majesty 121 offers a spacious bespoke interior and superior facilities and fittings, including a fully integrated centralised audio visual system, a fly-bridge with wide, upholstered sofa seating and a sun bed on the forward deck. Read More

Agantur completes 31 metre superyacht AD5

Friday, 17 February 2012

At the end of last year the Agantur Shipyard completed the 31.70 metre superyacht AD5. With the unusual shape of her hull and low superstructure she is completely different than any other superyacht of her size. She features a white hull and superstructure with wooden accents around the pilothouse and decorative paintwork on her hull. Read More

Vismara unveils the M90 superyacht

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Vismara has unveiled a new and exciting project, that is being developed in close colaboration with a client. The M90 is designed for a combination of maximum performance to allow for fast trips, good stability for more comfort, and the range of a displacement explorer vessel. The yacht will peek at around 35 knots for quick trips. Read More

Rodriguez Group closes the 1st quarter of its 2011/2012 financial year

Thursday, 16 February 2012

On December 31, 2011, the Rodriguez Group closed the 1st quarter of its 2011/2012 financial year. 1st quarter consolidated sales,concerning the period from October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, were € 13.9 million € 9.7 million from Yacht Sales and € 4.2 million generated by Sales of Services, including transactions carried out by the Camper & Nicholsons Group.

Two semi-custom explorer Bering yachts by Sabdes Design

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The latest Sabdes designs are purposeful 18 and 24 metre semi-custom Explorer Motoryachts produced for Bering Yachts of the USA. They have serious capabilities and are inherently economic with either conventional or hybrid propulsion. The designs are the third and fourth collaboration projects in the series of 15-24 metre Bering Yachts. Read More

Viareggio SuperYachts launches Chinese website

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Viareggio SuperYachts' new website in Chinese marks a definite move towards the Oriental market. This will enable the yard's values and philosophy to be appreciated all over China, with its emerging market potential. Visitors can take a virtual stroll around the yard and see VSY’s latest projects in various stages of construction. Read More

Rossi Navi preparing for the launch of superyacht Aslec 4

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

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

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

Christensen Shipyards refits superyacht First Draw

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Christensen Shipyards has recently completed a total refit of a member of their fleet. M/Y First Draw, first built in 1995 as M/Y Cacique, has been updated to both the technical and styling standards of 2012. Everything from two new Caterpillar engines, to the floors to overhead panels has been retouched to make First Draw a first-class yacht. Read More

Premiere of Sanlorenzo SL94 at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The award-winning Sanlorenzo SL94 will have an official Americas Premiere at the upcoming 2012 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), from February 16 th - 20 th. Sanlorenzo has a renowned reputation of offering an unrivalled level of customization. The overall design concept for the new SL94 on display at MIBS, was one of “livable luxury”. Read More

Horizon E88 Arabella II European delivery on schedule

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Horizon Group is set to deliver a new Horizon E88 Arabella II to her Russian owner in Europeby end of February. Arabella II will be the debut of this E88 Skylounge model in the European market. With the delivery expected to Mallorca, Spain in March, the new owner has already began planning a family summer cruising trip from April through May. 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

Christensen Shipyards sells 49m superyacht to repeat client

Friday, 10 February 2012

Christensen Shipyard has sold a Custom 160 superyacht to Mr Donald A. Burns, who previously owned the 36.58 metre superyacht Cacique, now First Draw. Mr Burns is the 20th client who has returned to Christensen for a new yacht. The superyacht will be one of the first US flagged yachts with the capabilities of commercial charter in Europe. Read More

Replica of royal yacht Britannia arrives in Cowes

Thursday, 9 February 2012

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

Benetti Sail Division moves hull of new BSD98 Logica superyacht

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

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

CMN unveils details about superyacht concept Project One

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

CMN has unveiled more details about the futuristic look of Project One, which was first presented in preview at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. Created by CMN in-house design team, the new concept boasts an interior space normally found on much larger yachts. The impressive vertical bow ending on the long foredeck creates a slender profile. Read More

Construction starts on new Dubois designed Feadship

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

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

Further information on ISA Yachts’ three new superyacht orders

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Last week the Italian shipyard ISA Yachts announced they had signed three new contracts between mid-2011 and early 2011. The first two superyachts, the ISA 41m Classic and the 66m Granturismo, were signed in 2011, whilst the 54 metre project Panorama was signed in early 2012 with Fernando Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons International introducing the buyer. Read More

Overmarine sets up dealership for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Monday, 6 February 2012

After the agreements in strategic markets like United States, Brazil, Balearic Islands, France, Russia and Turkey, Overmarine Group now goes East, and signed an agreement with Scud Marine for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Scud Marine represents some of the world's finest luxury yachts manufacturers. Read More

Lürssen introduces the Lürssen App

Monday, 6 February 2012

iPad and iPhone users can look forward to several Lürssen apps available for free download at the App Store. The first app which has just been launched is an extended version of the Lürssen website Gallery. This App gives the user an overview of the shipyard facilities as well as exclusive photographs of more than 30 recent built yachts. Read More

Oceanco shares more details on 88.5 metre Y707

Monday, 6 February 2012

We were the first to bring you the news on the latest superyacht to make the World’s Top 100 list, launched on January 29th by Oceanco in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Now the yard has revealed more details about the still unnamed project Y707. Sam Sorgiovanni Designs is credited with exterior styling and interior design of the yard-coded Y707. Read More

Horizon V74 and CC105 Explorer yachts shipped to Florida

Friday, 3 February 2012

Horizon Group recently loaded the new CC105 Explorer and V74 on a transportation ship en-route to the Florida East Coast, where the yachts will be on display at the Palm Beach Boat show March 22nd - 25th, 2012. Both yachts are inventory for Horizon Yachts Inc, the U.S. East Coast sales and service office. Read More

ISA Yacht signs contracts for 41m, 54m and 66m superyachts

Friday, 3 February 2012

Italian superyacht builder ISA Yachts has just announced that the company has signed three new-build contracts between mid-2011 and early 2012. The company mentions that they are very proud that they have not only signed three new contracts, but also that the yachts are three brand new models in the ISA Yachts range. Read More

Superyacht JBH completed by Lübeck Yacht

Friday, 3 February 2012

At SuperYachtTimes.com we endeavour to bring you the latest superyacht launchings as soon as they happen. On occasion, however, there are new yachts which manage to creep under even our radar. One of these yachts is the 35.50 metre motor yacht JBH. We have been following the construction of the yacht, previously known as project Courage, for a couple of years now. 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

J-Class Rainbow readies for her big launch

Thursday, 2 February 2012

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

Hakvoort Shipyards opens new slipway

Monday, 30 January 2012

The Hakvoort shipyard in Holland has opened a new slipway earlier this month. The new slipway allows the yard to build superyachts of 58 x 10.60 metres. The yard already raised the roof of its main construction shed by two metres in 2009 to build four-deck vessels. The slipway allows Hakvoort to build superyachts of 58 x 10.60 metres. Read More

Videos of the construction of the Heesen 65 metre

Monday, 30 January 2012

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

Overmarine sets up Balearic headquarters at Marina Ibiza

Friday, 27 January 2012

Mangusta has chosen Marina Ibiza as the site of its Balearic headquarters, to be run by Michl Marine. The Overmarine Group, builders of Mangusta yachts, have selected Marina Ibiza as the ideal location for presenting and displaying their boats. Marina Ibiza, Overmarine and Michl Marine are currently at the Boot Dusseldorf show. Read More

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

Friday, 27 January 2012

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

Hull and superstructure of Heesen 65m FDHF now joined together

Friday, 27 January 2012

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

Heesen Yachts delivers superyacht Serenity

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Heesen Yachts recently delivered its largest displacement vessel to date. Serenity, launched last December in Oss the Netherlands has been intensively tested in the rough waters of the North Sea. The elegant exterior lines have been drawn by the creative pencil of Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. 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

65.5 Metre Palmer Johnson 215 sold by Moran Yacht & Ship

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Moran Yacht & Ship today announced the sale of 65.5 metre Palmer Johnson project Stimulus. This sale represents the largest yacht sold so far in 2012. This yacht is the fifth Palmer Johnson built yacht that has been sold by Moran Yacht & Ship in the past four years. The sale of this yacht will directly create no less than 100 jobs at Palmer Johnson. 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 

Sunreef starts rebuilding after fire at the yard last week

Monday, 23 January 2012

After a fire in one of the production halls at the Sunreef Yachts shipyard in the evening on 19 January 2012, the company has already started rebuilding lost units. Some yachts under construction have been destroyed but the key moulds have been saved which together with the determination and increased commitment of all the workers will help minimise delays in the construction process. Read More

Seatrial video of 60 metre superyacht Excellence V

Monday, 23 January 2012

In September 2011 Abeking & Rasmussen launched the 60 metre (200’) Excellence V, the fifth in the line of successful Excellence yachts. This video shows the yacht on her way to seatrials in Germany. Her interior and exterior are the inspiration of the owner in conjunction with Reymond Langton Design of London. 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

Lürssen launches hull of 85 metre superyacht Niki

Monday, 23 January 2012

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

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

Trinity Yachts looks back on successful 2011

Friday, 20 January 2012

In a global economic climate which might merely be described as awkwardly viable, Trinity Yachts continues to set a remarkable pace in custom superyachts launched and delivered in 2011 with great expectations for launches and deliveries in 2012. "In the first half 2012, Trinity will deliver a total of eight vessels" says John Dane. 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

Hull of new Moonen explorer superyacht arrives at yard

Monday, 16 January 2012

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

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

Construction of the first Nordhavn 120 superyacht progresses

Thursday, 12 January 2012

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

Superyacht Chuggaboom underway at New Castle Marine

Thursday, 12 January 2012

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

The Moonen 100 Explorer combines robust performance with stylish looks

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

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

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

Shandong Heavy Industry Group takes over Ferretti Group

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Ferretti Group was sold to the state-owned Shandong Heavy Industry Group - Weichai Group. Through a total investment of 374 million euros, including equity investment of 178 million euros and provision of debt financing of 196 million euros, SHIG-Weichai Group will acquire a 75% interest in the yacht maker after the completion of the debt restructuring procedures. Read More

Vicem Yachts appoints new USA Sales director

Monday, 9 January 2012

Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and mega yachts, is bolstering its executive US team by naming a high-calibre professional key figure from the US yachting industry. Dave Mallach will now serve as the new Vicem Yachts USA Director of Sales. Vicem employs four hundred staff in three Turkish facilities. 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

Sunreef receives order for Sunreef 80

Monday, 9 January 2012

Following two superyacht launches in 2010, Sunreef Yachts continues moving forward in the field of large yacht design. In early 2011, the shipyard received an order for an 82 feet Double Decker, and the company has now announced a new sale of a similarly sized yet dramatically different concept based on light displacement. 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.