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Superyacht El Mahrousa first ship to cross New Suez Canal

Thursday, 6 August 2015

​The 145.75 metre superyacht El Mahrousa, the oldest serving superyacht in the world, and 7th largest, officially opened the New Suez Canal today. Connecting the Mediterranean with the Red Sea, the Suez Canal has been extended by a new 35km section that runs parallel to the existing 164km long canal. Read More

Heesen superyacht Ilona spotted in London

Friday, 22 May 2015

The 37 metre all aluminium superyacht Ilona was spotted in London this week, where she hosted a brokers open day on the 19th of May. ​​ Launched in 2007, Heesen undertook all aspects of her design, collaborating with Omega Architects to complete both her interior and exterior design. Read More

The 90 metre superyacht Dubawi visits Saint Malo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The 90 metre Dubawi, owned by the ruling family of Dubai, was originally built as a small cruise ship in 1989. In 2007 the Dubai based shipyard Platinum Yachts started to convert Dubawi into a private luxury yacht. The conversion was completed in January 2009 and Dubawi made her public appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show, where I visited the yacht. Read More

Enigma XK partners with EYOS Expeditions

Thursday, 31 July 2014

​Luxury expedition yacht Enigma XK have announced a partnership with EYOS Expeditions. Beginning with the yachtʼs upcoming Antarctica season, 71 metre Enigma XK will work exclusively with EYOS on all its charters, aiming to introduce a level of luxury and adventure that until now has been unprecedented in expedition charter yachts. Read More

Two large sailing yachts visiting Ireland

Thursday, 24 July 2014

At, we always enjoy seeing photos of yachts in unusual places. This week, we received photos from Ireland, where two large sailing yachts made their way to Dun Laoghaire Marina, located in the historic harbour of Dun Laoghaire on the southern shore of Dublin Bay. Read More

SYX Special: Cruising in Antarctica

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The first organised passenger or commercial expedition to Antarctica was organised by Lars Eric Lindblad in 1966. Up until this point, the harsh yet fascinating continent had remained completely untouched by human civilisation, with no indigenous population and no record of being even seen my humans until the late 19th century. Read More

Time lapse video of superyacht Glaze in the Corinth Canal

Monday, 10 March 2014

Superyacht Glaze, built by Trinity in 2007, is seen here in a time lapse video, going through the Corinth Canal. The canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland. Read More

Rule change allows superyachts longer stay in the Maldives

Friday, 28 February 2014

​The Republic of the Maldives….February 27, 2014--Reporting on good news for tourist vessels visiting the Maldives, Mohamed Hameed of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives announces, “After two years of convincing work by our team, we finally can share the rule change for tourist vessels.” Hameed says this is very good news. Read More

Indonesia's Raja Ampat, an amazing superyacht destination

Friday, 28 February 2014

The Captains’ choice! Just ask the record number of Superyacht Captains that have cruised the Raja Ampat area in the last six months”, enthused Richard Lofthouse and Captain Jimmy Blee of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. Raja Ampat translated means ‘The Four Kings’, a name derived from the four major islands in the group. Read More

First large visiting yacht makes her way to Sochi

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Major sporting events traditionally attract large yachts. During the 2012 Olympics in London for example, we saw several large yachts making their way into the city, such as OctopusSeanna, and Ilona. Earlier this week, the first large yacht visiting the 2014 Olympics, made her way to Sochi, the 92 metre Tatoosh. Read More

Tips for superyacht stays in Bali & Indonesia

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

As with most things in Indonesia, where there is yin there must be yang”, notes Richard Lofthouse and Captain Jimmy Blee of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. “On one hand, the beauty and adventures that cruising Indonesia presents are unparalleled in their diversity and escapism, a window into a different world." Read More

Time lapse video of superyacht Glaze coming into Venice

Monday, 16 September 2013

Built by Trinity in 2007, the semi-displacement aluminum Glaze accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 cabins.​ With a vast sundeck and a sumptuous master suite and spacious guest cabins on the lower deck there is an abundance of space throughout.​ She is seen here in a time lapse video, entering Venice. Read More

Ambrosia becomes the largest superyacht to visit Macau to date

Thursday, 11 July 2013

LY Superyachts tells us that they have just assisted superyacht Ambrosia, on her visit to Macau. She is the largest superyacht to visit Macau to date. Ambrosia is one of the largest and most technically advanced yachts ever to have been launched by the renowned Benetti yard in Viareggio, Italy. Read More

Cruising the Komodo region in Indonesia - Part 2

Friday, 14 June 2013

This is the final part of Indonesia specialist The Lighthouse Consultancy’s article about Komodo National Park. Mike Veitch identifies more potential activities of interest for a cruise in the region, including a guided tour through Dragon Infested Highlands and snorkelling world class coral reefs. Read More

Cruising the Komodo region in Indonesia

Friday, 7 June 2013

This is the second part of The Lighthouse Consultancy’s series of articles focussing on cruising in Indonesia. After the last article featuring on Raja Ampat, this piece details the incredible Komodo National Park. The author works in close partnership with The Lighthouse Consultancy, forming part of an extensive network of yacht support in the region. Read More

Schooner Tara embarked on a new scientific adventure

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

On May 19th 2013, the schooner Tara embarked on a new scientific adventure: The Oceans Polar Circle expedition. Tara will travel 25 000 ams around the Arctic Ocean via the Northeast and Northwest passages, returning to Lorient in December 2013. ​The new challenge brings together biologists to focus on plankton biodiversity. Read More

A new scientific expedition in the Arctic on S/Y Tara

Monday, 13 May 2013

The polar schooner Tara will depart from Lorient on May 19, 2013 for a new expedition: Tara Oceans Polar Circle. A scientific adventure lasting seven months and traveling 25,000kms around the Arctic Ocean via the Northeast and Northwest passages. Supported by the CNRS, CEA, EMBL and other private and public partners, this mission unites biologists and oceanographers. Read More

Talking with Nigel Beatty about superyachts cruising in Japan

Monday, 22 April 2013

At the Singapore Yacht Show, SYT just met up with Captain Nigel Beatty, who is the president of SuperYacht Logistics. The company is based in different areas around the world, such as the UK, The United States, as well as Japan. In Japan we work with a lot of large superyachts cruising the region”, says Nigel. Read More

Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia, part 2

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

This is the final part of the Lighthouse Consultancy’s article about the incredible Raja Ampat region of Indonesia. Mike Veitch explains more potential points of interest for the adventurous yacht owner. One of the iconic dive sites in Raja Ampat “Manta Sandy”, is famous due to a consistent population of Manta Rays. Read More

Norway to attract more superyachts

Monday, 8 April 2013

Large cruise ships have frequented the Norwegian coast and famous fjords for centuries. A group of prominent Norwegians has started a project aimed at attracting more superyachts to the land of the midnight sun. Last week several players gathered in a constitutive meeting of the project called "Norway á la carte for Superyacts.". Read More

Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia

Monday, 8 April 2013

This is the first part of The Lighthouse Consultancy’s series of articles focussing on cruising in Indonesia. The author, Mike Veitch is an experienced guide in Indonesia, his company The Underwater Tribe works in close partnership with The Lighthouse Consultancy, forming part of the Consultancy’s extensive network in the region. Read More

Oyster World Rally – Galapagos Islands

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

After safely passing through the Panama Canal, the yachts taking part in the first ever Oyster World Rally have now sailed over 3000 miles and are currently 900 miles into the Pacific Ocean. The Oyster fleet has regrouped in the magical Galapagos Islands. Situated in the Pacific Ocean. Read More

In Pictures: The 112 Metre Le Grand Bleu in Cambodia

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The 112 metre Le Grand Blue was built by Bremer Vulkan in Germany to a Kusch Yacht design. Since her construction in 2000 she has enjoyed the ownership of a host of famous and influential people. She was photographed here by SYT reader Morten Kvammen, in the bay of Koh Rong Samloem in Cambodia. Read More

Sherakhan's Arctic adventures

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Following our recent story on superyachts cruising in Antarctica, we learned that superyacht Sherakhan is now on her way back from King George Island, Antarctica. Sherakhan sailed down south via the East-coast of South America and visited Uruguay before heading down more south to the next stop; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Read More

Exploring the world's most rewarding superyacht destination

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

EYOS Expeditions has completed another highly successful season in the Antarctic this year. During the austral summer, EYOS provided expedition planning, leadership and management for several expeditions in the most challenging and rewarding destination a superyacht can reach. EYOS Expeditions led multiple charters. Read More

Carbon neutral yachting in Antarctica

Friday, 1 February 2013

Hanse Explorer, the 48m ice-class expedition vessel currently cruising in Antarctica, now features Yacht Carbon Offset as an option for all its charter guests. This means that clients can easily counteract the carbon footprint of their charter with equivalent emissions reductions from verified green energy projects. Read More

London set to remain popular superyacht destination

Friday, 25 January 2013

This Sunday will mark six months since the Olympic opening ceremony and six months since London become the superyacht destination of 2012. MGMT Yacht, the superaycht advisory firm and London yacht agent who were responsible for providing technical and administrative expertise to vising superyachts during the games. 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

12 Months of superyachting in Asia

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Indian Ocean and Asia region is fast becoming one of the best cruising grounds in the world – a fact well known to those of us who have cruised here for many years, but one only now becoming common knowledge. At first sight it may seem daunting... but there is an abundance of stunning cruising possibilities. Read More

Feadship Helix first ever superyacht to cruise the Pearl River in China

Friday, 2 November 2012

The 45-metre Feadship Helix has become the first large foreign registered yacht to be allowed to cruise the Pearl River in China. Feadship has already made history this year by being the first ‘Western’ superyacht builder to receive orders from Mainland China. Moreover, Helix was the first brand-new Feadship to visit China. Read More

The Galapagos rediscovered by the Golden Fleet

Monday, 15 October 2012

In 1835, when English naturalist Charles Darwin explored the Galapagos Islands, who could blame him if he spent as little time as possible aboard his ship, the HMS Beagle? The 28 meter brig sloop was a type known as a “coffin brig” because it was tough to sail, and easy to sink. Flash forward almost 200 years to June 2012. 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

Brazil Yacht Services opens its doors

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Brazil Yacht Services, formed by professionals with over 40 years in the SuperYacht Industry, have opened their doors in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil Yacht Services offers a full support service along the entire coast of Brazil. Brazil is seeing an increasing number of visiting SuperYachts beginning to cruise this pristine coastline. 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

Last minute berths available at Portland Port for the Olympics

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Portland, the venue for this year’s Olympic and Paralympics sailing races, is taking shape as the superyacht hotspot this summer with multiple deep water berths and anchorages still available to superyachts. Only a couple of weeks ago Portland welcomed the stunning Lürssen 87 metre superyacht Ace. Read More

Superyachts making their way into London

Monday, 23 July 2012

A number of large superyachts have made their way to London, in preperation for the 2012 Olympic Games. The 126 metre superyacht Octopus is by far the largest private yacht ever to dock in the city. She is joined by the recently relaunched 74 metre Amels Ilona, and Benetti's Seanna and the Feadship F45 Harle. Read More

Galapagos renewable project for Yacht Carbon Offset

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Yacht Carbon Offset has secured carbon credits from a renewable power station in the Galapagos Islands. These are available now on a first come first served basis for allocation to yachts that wish to select this project for their offset programme. Interested clients are invited to contact the company for a no-obligation quotation. Read More

Moscow now within reach of foreign flagged superyachts

Friday, 25 May 2012

As of today, the inland waterways of the Russian Federation have opened up to superyachts, flying a foreign flag. This means that for the first time in history, foreign flagged superyachts will, in theory, be able to make their way to Moscow. Read More

Maldives superyacht cruising itinerary

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Maldives, one of the best and most fascinating travel destinations in the world, is fast emerging as a world favorite for a superyacht cruising journey. Arriving at the Maldives Archipelago superyachts will encounter groups of 26 atolls, with only a small number inhabited, making up the chain of islands waiting to be discovered. 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

Vicem Yacht and Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay team up

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Vicem Yacht, a Turkish shipyard delivering timeless boats and super yachts, and Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, selected amongst the world’s 25 best hotels , have teamed up in a unique international marketing initiative. A number of Vicem’s yachts will be available to high profile clients of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay. Read More

Further mooring berths being opened up in London

Monday, 21 November 2011

British Waterways in partnership with Canary Wharf Group is launching its superyacht berthing offer at the prestigious Wood Wharf, London location for the 2012 Olympic summer. The moorings at Wood Wharf offer berths for around 20 superyachts between 25 and 60 metre. Read More

New Indonesian maritime tourism law

Friday, 18 November 2011

The Yacht Support Group send news of probably the most important development in Asian Superyachting this year. Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed into law a new maritime tourism regulation that will change the face of yachting, not only within Indonesia but throughout the region. Read More

Voyage progress on superyacht Big Fish

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Only 15 months after her launch, Big Fish is now on her second trans-Atlantic crossing and nearing 45,000nm on her own bottom. On her maiden voyage she crossed the Pacific Ocean, transited the Panama Canal twice, chartered in Antarctica, and cruised in Tahiti, the Galapagos, the Amazon, Sweden and Norway, and the Caribbean. Read More

Royal Huisman superyacht Arcadia transits Northwest Passage

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

On 26th September 2011 the Royal Huisman-built 36m explorer Arcadia completed her east-west transit of the Northwest Passage – only the 159th vessel to do so in the 108 years since records began. Especially remarkable, Arcadia is no steel-bound ice breaker but an elegant luxury yacht, constructed from aluminium. Read More

The Cliff House Hotel in West Waterford, Ireland

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Steeped in history and carved into the coastline at Ardmore, The Cliff House Hotel in West Waterford, Ireland is a chic boutique hotel with 39 spacious rooms and suites featuring original Irish art and private balconies or terraces. The hotel features two moorings which are located directly in front of the property. Read More

MGMT announces superyacht berths at Wood Wharf for summer 2012

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

MGMT have announced availability of superyacht berths in London's Wood Wharf for the summer of 2012. "We are taking reservations now for what promises to be the most exciting and exclusive superyacht destination in London next year" comments Mark Upton, Director. Read More

Royal Docks superyacht berthing 2012

Monday, 4 July 2011

Royal Docks - London, in conjunction with Marina Projects Ltd, has announced plans for Royal Docks 2012, an exclusive Superyacht berthing facility which will be created for July and August 2012, right at the heart of the many events in 2012. Superyacht berthing is very limited in the London area and the large historic Royal Docks are a prime location. Read More

Superyacht Big Fish in Fort Lauderdale after 5 month circumnavigation

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

By the time superyacht Big Fish picks up her first summer charter this June in Sweden, she will have logged more than 35,000nm, the equivalent of 1.5 times the distance around the world at the Equator, all in 10 months since her delivery last July in Auckland. Big Fish is currently in Miami enjoying her first haul-out and bottom painting since leaving Auckland. Read More

USCG special statement regarding Somalia piracy

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) received the following communication from CDR David G. McClellan, Chief, Prevention Operations Department, USCCG sector Miami. This is critical information for persons either planning or knowing parties planning to sail in the area that transverses the seas off the coast of Somalia in the gulf of Aden and the Arabian sea south to the Mozambique channel and east to the coast of India. Read More

Superyacht Big Fish leaves Antarctica

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Jim Gilbert of Aquos Yachts sends in some stunning photos of the 45 metre superyacht Big Fish in Antarctica. She is about to reach the halfway point in her planned Polar Circumnavigation. “22,000nm in 7 months! I can't think of a yacht in history that has cruised so far in such a short amount of time on her maiden voyage”, says Jim. Read More

Octopus helicopter makes an emergency landing on water in Argentina

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

According to Reuters, a helicopter from Octopus "made an emergency landing on water in Argentina on Monday. A co-pilot was hurt when the helicopter came down on chilly waters in the bay off the southern Argentine tourist city of Ushuaia, a jumping off point for Antarctic cruises". Read More

Superyacht Singapore Association's 2010 mid year superyacht traffic report

Friday, 6 August 2010

In stark contrast to the first 2 quarters of 2009, the first half of 2010 has been amazingly encouraging in numerical terms. 80 was the prized target the SSA was aiming at for superyacht traffic growth this year. And the SSA have proudly registered a total of 54 unique superyachts (including locally-based ones) within the first 6 months. Read More

Visa changes to enhance superyacht stays in Maldives

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives Branch was established by Mohamed Hameed, based on his 15 years of experience in the Marine industry. The General Manager is happy to share ‘good news’ for yachts returning to the Maldives or interested in a holiday exploring the area. Read More

Silver Zwei arrives at ONE°15 Marina Club at a Speed Record

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The greenest (fuel consumption at 400 litres / hour) Superyacht at 73.5m in length, renowned as the fastest and most fuel efficient conventionally powered vessel in terms of length to speed ratio, Silver Zwei , Hanseatic Marine’s latest all aluminium high-tech superyacht creation is enroute to visit Singapore and cruise the nearby waters of Asia. Read More

First Moonen 84 to cross the Atlantic on her own bottom

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Etoile d’Azur, the seventh in the highly successful Moonen 84 series, crossed the Atlantic Ocean last December, from Gibraltar to Sint Maarten, via the Azores (3.350 nm). Delivered to her owner in May 2007, she is the first Moonen 84 to do so, proving that this “pocket-size superyacht” has the range and reliability worthy of the name. Read More

Antarctica, a land of records

Friday, 7 August 2009

Truly a land of records, Antarctica is the highest, windiest, driest, and coldest continent on earth. It holds 84% of the continental ice in the world and 70% of the fresh water of the earth. Wild and unpredictable, the Antarctic Continent is surrounded by fierce seas and has a unique and generally impenetrable geography. Read More 

Vripack superyacht visits design studio in Sneek

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Alumercia, an award winning 38m Vripack Explorer, arrived in Sneek on Thursday 18th June. This full aluminum yacht, built in the Netherlands and owned by a Dutchman, has traveled 105.000 nautical miles since she was launched eight years ago which can be compared to sailing around the world five times. Read More 

Vietnam delights, superyacht cruising

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Captain Jody Atterton took time to talk to, about a country so rich and diverse in history as it is in culture, with gentile people radiating a inviting smile everywhere you go. For those adventurous enough to cruise the exclusive waters of Vietnam, the experience alone will entice you back for more. Read More

Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket’s latest and most spectacular superyacht marina

Monday, 11 May 2009

With the official opening of the Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket’s latest and most spectacular Marina development in the North East of the island, Yacht owners can now berth their superyacht there. Construction of the Marina,  with an impressive capacity of 200 berths, started in 2006, and the Marina is now open for business. Read More

A steep superyacht traffic increase for Singapore

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

A steep superyacht traffic increase for the F1 weekend brings new superyachts to Singapore and helps SSA reaching its yearly traffic objectives. An exciting season of top-notch lifestyle experiences complemented the historic 2008 Formula One™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, giving superyacht owners more reasons to come to Singapore for the season, from end-September all the way to December for the much anticipated Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Singapore Stopover, the first and only South East Asian stopover leg. Read More

Historic Portsmouth waterside site set for overhaul

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Portsmouth today confirmed its position as a fast changing city with a world renowned marine industry as the former VT Halmatic site in Portchester has been taken under new management. The site, to be once again named Trafalgar Wharf, is aiming to offer world class facilities accommodating marine businesses ranging from sailmakers and boat brokers to boat builders, boat storage and major refit works. Read More

Piracy scare on Red Dragon’s maiden voyage

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

After leaving Auckland to a wonderful send-off from all the other yachts in the Viaduct Basin loudly sounding their horns, we headed north. The first 36 hours were wet and cold motoring into head seas, which the Dragon handled admirably. After that, apart from one windy night, it was light winds all the way to Bali, a trip which took just under 14 days.  Read More

Monday, 19 February 2007

Abely Wheeler circumnavigation completed