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First night of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous kicks off with a bang

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The first night of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous has kicked off with a bang. The late afternoon shower threatened to dampen the spirits, however failed dismally. Angsana Laguna spent the day welcoming guests to their magical surroundings, greeting them with great enthusiasm and everyone seemed to be getting rather lost in the atmosphere. Read More

YCM boosts exchanges between Monaco and China

Friday, 14 December 2012

At the traditional winter cocktail for members, HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco paid tribute to the Club’s sailors in presenting the Trophée Crédit Suisse YCM Awards 2012, and welcomed the first “La Belle Classe Destinations”.  To mark the occasion a delegation from the Visun Royal Yacht Club, had made the trip from China. Read More

12th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous about to start

Monday, 10 December 2012

Organizers and Sponsors are in their final days of preparation and the anticipation of the 12th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous is all-consuming. Most of the yachts have arrived, captains, crew and VIP guests are getting revved up for some sun, sailing and socializing. The buzz in Phuket is growing daily with Christmas around the corner. Read More

Superyacht Twizzle to embark on ambitious Far Eastern cruise

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Twizzle is set to make a dramatic impact during an ambitious Far Eastern cruise, commencing with a centre-stage appearance at the 2012 Asia Rendezvous. Since her 2010 launch at Royal Huisman, the 57.5m (188.6ft) flybridge ketch Twizzle has seized considerable attention in both the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Read More

Sam Sorgiovanni to Speak at ASMEX 2013

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

As the 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference gains momentum, so does its notorious speaker profiling. The 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) 2013 is globally distinguished for its informative programme and key networking opportunities. Read More

Charity superyacht golf event raises € 72,000

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The 24th Pinmar Golf, co-sponsored by Awlgrip, held in October at the stunning Son Gual Golf course in Mallorca, raised a new record of €72,000 for its nominated charities. 364 players took part in the tournament, 826 guests attended the prize-giving dinner at the Come Fly With Me Theatre, and over 100 sponsoring companies and 90 volunteers supported the four-day event. Read More

IPM Group's Christmas charity campaign

Monday, 19 November 2012

Today Monday, November 19th begins the solidary Christmas campaign "Operacion Kilo" in three of the facilities of the IPM Group: Marina Port de Mallorca, Marina Palma Cuarentena and STP Shipyard with the aim to collect the largest number of food items, clothing and toys for the people who most need it. Read More

N&J event raises $170,000 for Kids in Distress

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is touted as one of the biggest boat shows in the world, hosting top yacht builders and designers, exotic cars and brokerage yachts. While most attendees spent their time at the show inspecting the latest marine gadgetry, others attended the private “Boys ‘N’ Toys” yacht hop to help raise money for Kids in Distress. Read More

Owner Feadship The Highlander comments on Ports of Cause

Monday, 12 November 2012

Clear Group International has announced the formal launch of Ports of CauseTM (POC), an innovative philanthropic superyachting enterprise. The first, and flagship, vessel selected to participate in the program is the renowned classic Feadship 116’ motor yacht The Highlander owned by Victor Muller. Read More

METS superyacht product preview

Monday, 12 November 2012

METS is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. This year the show celebrates its 25th anniversary! The METS/Superyacht Pavilion 2012 will be held on 13-14-15 November in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre in the Netherlands. Read More

2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix attracted many superyachts

Monday, 5 November 2012

This weekend the 2012 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix took place, attracting a large number of superyachts to Yas Marina Abu Dhabi. reader Charl van Rooy was kind enough to send us these images, taken during the GP on sunday. Yas Marina is the second Formula One track in the Middle East. Read More

Conference in Malta combines superyachts and business aviation

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Quaynote has announced two new one day back-to back-conferences, uniquely aimed at exploring opportunities in both the Business Jets and the Superyachts markets. With considerable synergies existing between the two industries, Opportunities in Business Jets and Opportunities in Superyachts will offer delegates a forum for networking, debate and business development across both. Read More

New sponsor Royal Huisman at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Monday, 1 October 2012

Royal Huisman has joined the prestigious group of Asia Superyacht Rendezvous sponsors and partners as an Official Contributing Sponsor of the 12th annual elite social gathering of motor and sail Superyachts from around the world. The event is held annually on the island of Phuket, Thailand 16-18 December 2012. 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

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

Seventeen super cars joined the RWD Auto Tour 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012

A convoy of seventeen vintage and modern super cars successfully reached Casino Square on Tuesday 18 September, 2012 having completed the Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour 2012, sponsored by Moet & Chandon, Veritas International and MarineGuard. The tour was greeted by a crowd of almost 200 invited guests. Read More

The Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour 2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

A procession of classic and modern supercars will begin an exhilarating journey from Chilston Park in Kent through rural France, to the Monaco Yacht Show, marking the fifth Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour. Tour host Redman Whiteley Dixon, has welcomed new sponsors; Moet & Chandon, Veritas International and MarineGuard. Read More

The 5th annual YSG / Cape Discovery Bali superyacht charity RDV

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Close to 500 people attended the charity party at Tulip Restaurant for the culmination of The 5th Annual YSG / Cape Discovery Bali Superyacht Charity RDV. The RDV is a 10 day maritime festival with various activities for attending Superyachts: Crew challenge dinghy race; round table Captain's forum; and Owners dinner. Read More

5th Annual Superyacht Finance Forum to take place in September

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

September 18th, the 5th Annual Superyacht Finance Forum will take place in in Monaco. The program this year features an extraordinary line-up of Superyacht commercial and finance talent, including a unique, special feature exclusively on developments of the Chinese Superyacht market. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Mr. Ji Fu-Xing, Deputy CEO of ICBC Leasing, flying in to participate in the program. Read More

Innovation and research central to HISWA Symposium

Monday, 13 August 2012

The 22nd edition of the biennial International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction at Amsterdam RAI is scheduled for 12 and 13 November 2012. Timber construction is nothing new except if it concerns a 141 metre-long, 4-masted sailing yacht. The construction challenges this unique project entailed will be highlighted. Read More

Cocktails donates charter to Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous auction

Monday, 13 August 2012

On behalf of her owner, International Yacht Collection (IYC) is pleased to announce that M/Y Cocktails, the 157’ (47.85m) Trinity, is donating a seven day charter for up to 10 guests in either the Bahamas, Northeast or other U.S. destination to the acclaimed Live Auction of the 25th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous. Read More

Australian superyacht industry awards announced

Friday, 3 August 2012

The Club Marine Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Awards are presented annually to reward the outstanding achievements of Australian marine industry exporters and for the first time, this year the newly incorporated Superyacht Industry categories. These awards highlight and recognise the achievements of businesses. Read More

Alex Thomson sets single-handed monohull transatlantic record

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

British solo sailor, Alex Thomson has smashed the single-handed monohull transatlantic record, by more than 24 hours, crossing the finish line at Lizard Point, off Falmouth in Cornwall, in time to get back for the London Olympic Opening ceremony.  He crossed the line at 17:17GMT  setting the new time at 8 days 22 hours 8 minutes. Read More

HM The Queen arriving in Cowes yesterday on board Leander

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Yesterday, HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh did a sail-pass alongside all the superyachts in the SY Cup, as they moored in a line on swinging moorings opposite the Royal Yacht Squadron. HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh stood on the foredeck of Sir Donald Gosling's superyacht Leander. Read More

More photos of superyachts docked in London

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

From today, ten of the world’s biggest privately-owned superyachts have now arrived in London for the start of the 2012 Olympics. Dwarfing the usual array of maritime craft normally seen on the River Thames, some of the world’s biggest and most expensive superyachts never before seen in London have dropped anchor in the Capital. Read More

The Riva dream lives on in Monaco

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

I don’t know what to say - I am so deeply moved! My first thoughts go to Prince Rainier who in the late 1950s introduced me to what was the real Principality of Monaco, then to Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco, who did me the great honour of coming to greet me this weekend on my Aquarama LIPICAR IV” said Carlo Riva. Read More

Maine Built Boats Inc. presents annual Open Boat Yard Days

Friday, 29 June 2012

Boat yards throughout Maine will open their doors to the general public August 13-14 for tours, discussions and interviews. Locals and tourists alike are invited to stop by any of the participating yards during their regular business hours to get an insider's view of the craftsmanship involved in the boat construction and repair processes. Read More

The first Meet the Buyer Superyachts forum great success

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The first Meet the Buyer (MTB) Superyachts forum, which was earlier this month in Malta, was warmly received by the Superyacht community with participants travelling from over 15 different nations globally, including Italy, France, the Netherlands, USA and Taiwan, to participate in this unique networking event.

Racing Yacht Maserati arrives in Marina Ibiza for special event

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Yesterday VOR70 Maserati moored on Marina Ibiza's main pontoon to take part in the 'Sail & Drive Experience. Marina Ibiza - Maserati', an event in which only a privileged few will have the unique experience of racing with the yacht's crew, as well as test driving the Italian firm's exclusive models – one of which, the GranTurismo Sport. Read More

Quinta Essentia’s owner appointed Ambassador for La Belle Classe Superyachts

Monday, 25 June 2012

It was during The Rendezvous in Monaco, which this year saw ten outstanding yachts from 38 metre to 67 metre on Quai des Etats-Unis, that the first Russian Ambassador for La Belle Classe Superyachts was appointed. The announcement was made at a La Belle Classe Superyachts cocktail, organised on Quinta Essentia. Read More

Superyacht ICAP Leopard backs Sail 4 Cancer

Friday, 22 June 2012

After a substantial refit, ICAP Leopard returns to the racecourse this summer and in a show of great generosity, ICAP Leopard’s owner, Mike Slade, has made a special donation to sailing and cancer charity Sail 4 Cancer. ICAP Leopard is the holder of the JP Morgan Round the Island Race Record. Read More

London’s most glamorous new superyacht marina

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Royal Docks 2012 are now offering superyacht berths in a brand new location: London's Victoria Docks. Situated in the heart of the Olympic East End, some of the world's most impressive superyachts will soon be arriving at the Royal Victoria Docks. Superyacht concierge company, MGMT, will provide a complete range of services. Read More

Maserati sail and drive experience at Marina Ibiza

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

On the 30th of June and the 1st of July owners of moorings at Marina Ibiza, along with some privileged clients of Maserati Barcelona, will enjoy a unique experience going sailing on board Racing Yacht Maserati and test driving the Italian firm's exclusive models, one of which is being presented for the first time in Spain. Read More

MGMT to operate berthing logistics during the London Olympics

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

MGMT the London based superyacht advisory company and Royal Docks London have today announced a partnership agreement whereby MGMT will deliver and operate berthing logistics and management support to Royal Docks during the London Olympics. Working in partnership with Royal Docks, MGMT Concierge will provide the complete range of services for yacht owners and their guests throughout their time in London. Read More

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous ramping up for event in Phuket

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Some of the world’s most magnificent motor and sailing Superyachts are planning their 2012 holiday season journey to a major Superyacht hub of Asia, Phuket, to join the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous to be held December 16, 17 &18 in Phuket, Thailand. Superyacht owners, captains & crew will again meet up to share tall tales and enjoy socialising. Read More

Jupiter presents Second Life Top Yachts

Friday, 11 May 2012

Jupiter, a subsidiary company of the Cerved Group, specializing in the evaluation and the management of risk credit and assets, presented Second Life Top Yachts, the first integrated boat management and resale platform for top class second hand boats, at Genoa Airport Marina on 20th April. On April 20th and 21st, more than 15 motor boats. Read More

London is top destination for superyachts this summer

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

London has been named the best place to visit in the world for the first time but it's not hard to see why. Hosting the Olympics Games and celebrating the Royal Jubilee this year, London has been voted the hottest destination of 2012. In preparation, Royal Docks 2012 is gearing up to welcome superyachts from all over the world in less than 3 months' time. Read More

Cerion Energy’s GO2 to be in powerboat record attempt

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

World record adventurer Alan Priddy has chosen to use Cerion Energy’s DAME Award winning GO2 diesel fuel additive onboard Accomplish More for the Company85 Global Challenge round the World powerboat record attempt this year. The Challenge is a bid by British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy to design and build the fastest and most efficient wave-piercing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. Read More

Accredited wine tasting qualification for the superyacht industry

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Riviera Yacht Support in Antibes, are the leading providers on the Côte d’Azur of the WSET wine tasting qualification, an invaluable course for anyone working in the field of luxury yachting, or wishing to learn more about the world of wine. A few weeks ago I enrolled in the WSET level 2 wine course, an official qualification for wine tasting. Read More

Perini Navi Group participates in YARE exhibition

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Perini Navi Group, known worldwide for their large sailing and motor yachts, will participate in the second edition of Yare – an international show on Yachting After Sales & Refit - that will be held in Viareggio from the 26th to the 29th of April, 2012. The Perini Navi Group will have its own stand inside the Superyachts Builder Tent. Read More

Lunch on charter yacht Elisabeth F

Monday, 23 April 2012

During the Antibes Yacht Show last week I was invited by Hill Robinson to have lunch onboard superyacht Elisabeth F. The luxury motor yacht was just anchored off the beautiful old town of Antibes and with one of the large tenders we were brought to the yacht where the crew was waiting for us. Read More

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits head to Dovaston Crew Show 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Limited (“MSCB”), a signposting division of financial products specifically for Superyacht crew, is for the third year executive sponsors at the 5 th Dovaston Crew Show this week in Palma. Its stand will be positioned opposite the main bar, similar to last year. In addition MSCB will be sponsoring the satellite bar. Read More

Superyachts invited to join 12th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Monday, 23 April 2012

The growing reputation of Phuket Island as a major ‘Superyacht Hub in Asia’ is supported by the prestigious annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. The largest gathering in Asia of both motor and sail superyachts from around the world is held over the holiday season December 16-18 in Phuket, Thailand. Read More

One week to the opening of the YARE

Friday, 20 April 2012

Only one week to the opening of the second edition of Yare the refit and after sales operations show, that will take place in Viareggio from Apruil 26th to 29th. Despite the critical situation of the yachting industry – or probably because of this – over 120 exhibitors (15% coming from 8 European countries) will take part to the event. Read More

Superyacht Hemisphere raises highest bid at Christie's Green Auction

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The star-studded “Bid To Save The Earth” Green Auction at Christie’s in New York on 10 April, 2012, attracted a powerhouse crowd from Hollywood’s elite to society’s crème de la crème, all gathering for a glittering night of entertainment, fashion and an over-the-top live “fantasy auction” to raise money for critical environmental causes. Read More

Spotlight on superyachting in Asia

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The 4th Asia-Pacific Superyacht Conference is staged two days before the Singapore Yacht Show – Asia’s first superyacht-focused boat show. Taking place at ONE ͦ15 Marina Club from the 25th – 26th April, this year’s conference welcomes an international line-up of speakers and panellists who will debate a range of topics and provide key market insight to delegates looking to grow their businesses in Asia-Pacific. Over 150 yachting professionals from around the world are expected to take part. Read More

Northrop and Johnson host VIP's on superyacht Told U So

Thursday, 29 March 2012

On Saturday 24th March Northrop and Johnson hosted a group of ViP guests aboard superyacht Told U So in Singapore. Clients and media were treated to a private tour of the yacht and enjoyed Cocktails in the wonderful setting of One15 Marina Club. Told U So, built in 2011was a joint collaboration between Benetti and Molori.Read More

Speakers confirmed at 7th Annual Future of Superyachts Conference

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The 7th Annual Future of Superyachts Conference, held 19th and 20th June 2012, at the Nixe Palace Hotel, Spain, Mallorca, has announced new speakers. Now firmly established as a "must attend" event on the superyacht calendar, The Future of Superyachts will bring together an elite group of industry leaders for networking and debate. Read More

First superyacht to sign for elite 2012 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

After a decade of attending the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous held every year December 16 to 18 in Phuket, Thailand, the magnificent Sailing Yacht, Yanneke Too, is the first to sign on for this year’s prestigious Rendezvous: “She couldn’t make it in 2011 but she’s back on track in 2012!” happily reports Captain Charles Dwyer. Read More

Ferretti Group Convergence event a great success

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Safety on board, emergency management, ship knowledge, and technology. Those were the main topics addressed in a four day event, organised by the Ferretti Group. Over 120 captains and engineer of Ferretti Group yachts followed classroom lectures, team exercises, and in-depth visits to shipyards. 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

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous to be held in December

Monday, 12 March 2012

The elite annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will once again bring a fleet of sail and motor yachts to Phuket 16 - 18 December 2012. Superyachts from around the world, 30 metres or greater in length, are invited to join the festivities taking place on and off the waters of the Andaman coast in Thailand. Read More

The Antibes Raft Race is back

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

It is ten years since the Antibes Raft Racers took to the waters of Port Vauban, creating Mayday mayhem in late April on their home-made whacky crafts. Yes, it has taken ten years to recover from the last one, but the Raft Race Team have lashed it together one more time to bring pre-season cheer to the Mediterranean’s largest pleasure port. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support announces 2012 Snow Bonanza

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The greatest snow event in the yachting calendar is back! Riviera Yacht Support are running the 4th edition of the fast-becoming-infamous Snow Bonanza! The Snow Bonanza 4.0 kicks off on Friday the 23rd of March and promises to be even better than before. Read More

Yas Marina announces 2012 Formula 1 berth prices

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and one of the premier marinas in Abu Dhabi, is proud to announce their 2012 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Grand Prix berthing tariffs. Located at the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island and located 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Read More

4th Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference in April

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Staged just before the Singapore Yacht Show (27th April to 29th April), The 4th Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference builds upon the unique success of the last 3 events to bring together a real “East meets West” collaboration and business development experience. Read More

Daniel Humphreys wins Abitare La Barca Concept Award

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

British design student Daniel Humphreys, from Plymouth University has won the internationally recognised Abitare La Barca Concept Award design competition. Representing the UK, Daniel is the first British design student to have won this prestigious industry award. The Abitare La Barca Award, was hosted at the sea technology and design event. Read More

High Performance Yacht Design Conference announced

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ), New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the University of Auckland will host the 4th High Performance Yacht Design Conference from 12 – 14 March 2012 at the Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. The conference with coincide with the Volvo Ocean race – Auckland stopover. Read More

Asmex 2012 announces key note speaker

Monday, 13 February 2012

The 2012 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) programme is taking shape with industry heavy weights confirming their attendance. The ASMEX organizers announced today that Thom Dammrich, NMMA President will be addressing the conference as a keynote speaker providing a current overview of the USA Superyacht and recreational boating industry. Read More

The making of the Hugo Boss keel walk video

Thursday, 2 February 2012

We normally don't report about fashion, but this video of Alex Thomson walking the keel of his 60ft racer in a Hugo Boss suit is well worth sharing with you. Getting the keel out of the water and keeping it there requires precision sailing and knowing the boat inside out. From his position at the helm, the skipper could not see Alex. Read More

Summary of YCM La Belle Classe Business Symposium

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Over 50 professionals from across the luxury yachting supply chain (owners, shipyards, brokers, designers, captains, yacht finance specialists, maritime experts and lawyers) attended the dinner-debate on the economic situation in the yachting industry held at the Yacht Club de Monaco, which was chaired by YCM Secretary General Bernard d’Alessandri. Read More