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The House of Feadship opens in Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Feadship is to open The House of Feadship, close to the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. From October 30 to November 3, this specially hired mansion will to welcome owners and potential clients during the show. Read More

Pon Power joins SuperYacht Night Amsterdam

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SuperYacht Company has announced that Pon Power Caterpillar will act as the product partner for the upcoming SuperYacht Night Amsterdam.Pon Holdings is a family owned business which employs approximately 13,000 people at over 250 branches across 27 countries. Read More

Les Voiles de St Barth 2015

Monday, 20 October 2014

The next edition of Les Voiles de St Barth will be held from 13 - 18 April 2015 in the Port of Gustavia. Next years edition will mark the 6th anniversary of the regatta, and will include four days of high-performance racing, concerts, and special events. Read More

Looking back at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

The 2014 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show was another resounding success, displaying a record exhibition of 115 superyachts afloat and 510 companies in total. Although numbers of visitors saw a slight drop from 33,730 in 2013 to 32,921 in 2014, organisers of the show assert... Read More

Mourjan Marinas Lusail City expanding capacity

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Doha’s marina Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City is expanding in response to increasingly high demand for more berths in Qatar. Construction is now underway on 49 new modern floating berths, which will bring the marina’s total offering to 142 berths. Interestingly, these additional berths are all for smaller sized vessels. Read More

Benetti Veloce 140’ to debut at FLIBS

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The 42.67 metre superyacht Veloce 140’ will make her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014. The latest vessel in the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range features exterior styling and concept by Stefano Righini, with an interior by RWD-Redman Whitely Dixon in collaboration with the owner’s designer. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza a success

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Riviera Yacht Support annual Golf Bonanza returned for its 5th edition on 3rd October. The event was hosted at the Grande Bastide Golf Course, France, with Monaco Marine remaining the events Premium Sponsorship Partner as in previous years. The 2014 edition of the event saw the largest turnout to date, with 112 golfers and 143 guests attending for lunch. Read More

Cogs 4 Cancer yachting charity event

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Organised by Ben Young, MD of Sunseeker Superyacht Management, the annual charity event Cogs 4 Cancer took place recently, where a grand total of €250,000 was raised in total. Consisting of a gruelling six day bike ride across Italy and the South of France, the ride begun on the 5th October with a 156 km journey from Ancona to Forli. Read More

Superyacht coatings processes take centre stage at ISCC

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

As the finish of a superyacht is of paramount importance to the success of the overall project, the process takes up a significant share of both building time and costs. However, concerns have been raised in the industry regarding the evaluation of the coating’s finish. In response to this, the upcoming International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC), which will be held on 11 to 12 December 2014 at Amsterdam RAI, will present a new Registered Marine Coatings Inspector course (RMCI) that is designed to change the status quo of coatings inspection. Read More

Holland Yachting Group joins SuperYacht Night Amsterdam as main sponsor

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

SuperYacht Company, publishers of SuperYacht Times, will again host their annual network event on 19 November 2014 during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). Holland Yachting Group has recently joined SuperYacht Night Amsterdam as the main sponsor. Read More

The METS Young Professionals Club

Monday, 13 October 2014

The METS Young Professionals Club (YPC) was introduced to METS in 2011, and aims to bring together people aged 35 or younger at the show for a specially designed programme to encourage and evoke inspiration in the younger generation of the industry. Read More

Innovation key at annual Marine Equipment Trade Show

Friday, 10 October 2014

Innovation is at the heart of the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) held in Amsterdam, with thousands of visitors noting the innovative qualities of the show as the number one reason to return to the event each year. This years show expects over 1,320 exhibitors in attendance, of which 220 are new companies from a global origin. Read More

Join us for SuperYacht Night Amsterdam

Friday, 10 October 2014

SuperYacht Company, publishers of SuperYacht Times, will again host their annual network event on 19 November 2014 during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). This year’s edition has been rebranded as SuperYacht Night Amsterdam, and promises to be bigger and better than previous years. Read More

Record numbers at METS 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The upcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 2014 has announced a record-breaking number of exhibitors booked for this years show. With around 230 new exhibitors coming from over 46 countries all over the world, the increase in business marks a positive development in the superyacht industry. Read More

The future of the Genoa Boat Show

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Genoa Boat Show is reporting positive features in terms of visitors numbers. The show claimed over 100,000 visitors came to the event. That said, the future of the show as a superyacht show, is not entirely certain. Read More

Time lapse video of superyachts leaving Monaco

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Within minutes of the horns marking the end of the Monaco Yacht Show, the first superyachts start leaving the port. It is one of the busiest times of the year in the port, as over 100 superyachts all prepare for their departure. Andrew Clelland set up his time lapse camera, and captured some of the yachts, as they left the port. ​​ Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet get-together in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 6 October 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet is organizing a get-together on Saturday 1 November 2014, for American owners of classic Feadships over thirty years of age. Feadship has always had a strong presence in the US, and some of their American clients in the 50s and 60s included Arthur Wirtz, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team, Henry Ford II and Malcolm Forbes. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

Following both the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show, the Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta celebrated their 15th year with the 2014 edition of their race on the French Riviera. I attended the event, where good racing, fine dining and luxury french accommodation awaited. Read More

The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show celebrates its 55th edition this year. The world’s biggest in-water boat show will feature almost $4 billion worth of boats and marine products across over 3 million square feet of exhibit space. Several enhancements have been announced ahead of the show, including the addition of Pier 66 Marina, a full-service pop-up restaurant and the IGFA Sportfishing Lounge. Read More

Hydros presents the 1st flying yacht in Monaco

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Hydros Innovation engineering firm exhibited a scaled-down version of its patented HY-X prototype during the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The prototype is the first efficient, hybrid flying yacht ever to be designed. Read More

Genoa 54th International Boat Show officially inaugurated

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Genoa International Boat Show was officially inaugurated on the 1st October, with several of the highest institutional authorities attending the opening ceremony. Boasting a new set up this year following an abundance of critique from the industry, the show hopes to prove itself as the dynamic event it has been in previous years. Read More

First day of the Genoa Boat Show

Friday, 3 October 2014

The first day of the Genoa Boat Show has been reported as a great success, with a wide programme full of activities, conferences and presentations. Several world premieres of boats, engines, accessories and other gadgets were also made. A notable premiere came from Rio Yachts, who displayed the Paranà 38. Read More

Inauguration of YA! 2014

Friday, 3 October 2014

The first YA! event kicked off in Monaco recently, in a ceremony attended by the Minister of State, the Italian Ambassador to Monaco and many key Italian figures. L’Art de Vivre la Mer à bord exhibition is by invitation only, and until the 5th october, eleven superyachts over 25 metres in length will welcome collectors, owners and Yacht Club de Monaco members to see exhibitions of works by modern and contemporary artists. Read More

Barracuda Yacht Design unveil three yacht designs

Friday, 3 October 2014

Baracuda Yacht Design unveiled three significant sailing yacht concepts at the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The new designs include a 42 metre modern classic ketch concept in collaboration with Pendennis, a 38 metre classic sloop in collaboration with JFA Yachts and a 36.5 metre Fly-Bridge sailing yacht in collaboration with Kingship Shipyard. Read More

HSH Prince Albert of Monaco welcomes designers aboard Wood Forever Pact

Thursday, 2 October 2014

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco met with designers from ten superyacht design firms that have signed up as Wood Forever Pact Partners – as well as two WFP Members, builders VSY and Burger – at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation stand in the Monaco Yacht Show on 24 September. Read More

Photo gallery of the first day of the Genoa Boat Show

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The annual Genoa Boat Show opened it’s doors yesterday, marking the beginning of the 54th edition of the world renowned event. This year sees organisers put together a notably revitalised and rejuvenated show following a substantial amount of criticism that has made the superyacht industry reconsider the potential longevity of the event. Read More

Sevenstar and DYT to sponsor Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sevenstar Yacht Transport and their sister company, DYT Yacht Transport have announced that they will jointly sponsor the 34th annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament. The event will be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from October 21st -25th. Read More

Two new Sanlorenzo models at the Genoa Boat Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sanlorenzo will be presenting two superyacht models at the Genoa Boat Show, which starts today. The SD112 and SL118 will be exhibited by the shipyard, who are proudly ambassadors of the Made in Italy brands. Read More

The opening of the 54th Genoa Boat Show

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Opening today until the 6th October, the 54th Genoa Boat show sees international yachting take pride of place in a completely renovated event. Following recent criticism, the renowned show has been forced to step up their game to remain relevant and important to the superyacht industry. Read More

Photo gallery of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show was the biggest ever with berthing for 118 superyachts. The MYS floating area was extended to the port entrance in front of the new Monaco Yacht Club and Quai Rainier 1er Grand Amiral de France, opening space for 118 yachts. SYT was at the show, and took these photos. Read More

Sunrise over the yachts at anchor in Monaco

Friday, 26 September 2014

Devin Barlow took this stunning photo yesterday, of the sunrise over the yachts at anchor off Monaco. Every year, a large number of yachts are anchored off during the Monaco Yacht Show. Read More

More changes at Genoa International Boat Show

Friday, 26 September 2014

Following recent criticism of the credibility of the event, the Genoa International Boat Show has announced yet more changes to this years show in a bid to present a renewed and more dynamic edition. As a result of their notable efforts to respond to the industries concerns, they have reported an increase in membership compared to previous years. Read More

Superyachts at the MYS - superyacht Sycara V

Friday, 26 September 2014

Built by Nobiskrug and launched in 2010, the 68.15 metre superyacht Sycara V recently arrived in Monaco for the Monaco Yacht Show, where she will be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show by Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates. Read More

Horizon to debut E88 and 85 at FLIBS

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Horizon Yachts will be presenting superyachts Nine Stars and Missing Card III at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 28.65 metre Missing Card III is one of four Horizon E88 motoryachts sold in the U.S. this summer. Read More

Second edition of Qatar International Boat Show announced

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The second Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) takes place in November, and the organisers have confirmed that many of the top names in the maritime industry will be present at the show. Four shipyards will be exhibiting for the first time at QIBS 2014... Read More

Debuting in Monaco, superyacht Z

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

65.50 metre superyacht Z is the latest Amels 212 Limited Editions to be delivered, and displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show this week. She is designed by Tim Heywood, and features an interior by Andrew Winch interiors. She accommodates up to 14 guests in total with a crew of up to 16 in total. ​​Read More

Debuting in Monaco, Feadship Como

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The 46.22 metre superyacht Como launched by Feadship, is on display for the first time since her 2014 launch. She features naval architecture and exterior design by Dubois Naval Architecture and an interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. ​​Read More

Jonathan Fawcett at the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Global superyacht outfitter, Jonathan Fawcett, is exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show for the 20th year in September, bringing decades of expertise to the thousands of yacht owners, designers, brokers and crew attending the industry’s most important annual event. Read More

Debuting in Monaco, the YXT 01

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Launched by Lynx Yachts and designed by Diana Yacht Design, 24 metre YXT One is the first of a series of purpose built pocket support yachts, aimed at acting as a support vessel to yachts between 30 and 70 metres. She is able to carry a large host of toys and large tenders, freeing up space on the main yacht and eradicating problems associated with towing. Read More

Interview with Mike Brandt of Lift Emotion

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

"We specialize in far away countries, where there are not many people that can make high-end elevators and also not elevators on a ship. At lift emotion, 99% of our work is on ships. And of that I think at this moment 80% is on yachts, which shows you that we are dedicated and that we put our emotion in that type of work". Read More

Anthony Berman joins Bond TM as operations manager

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, Bond Technology Management has announced the appointment of Anthony Berman. A professional engineer with 25 years’ experience in telecommunications, automation/instrumentation and the application of new technologies, he will work alongside the teams leading each of Bond’s areas of activity. Read More

Pride Mega Yachts ready to unveil 100m+ project

Monday, 22 September 2014

Chinese shipyard Pride Mega Yachts has released a closer look at their new 100m+ superyacht project ahead of her big reveal at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. She boasts exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, whilst Azure Naval Architects are responsible for her naval architecture. ​​ Read More

First superyachts arrive for the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

Yesterday the SYT team arrived in Monaco and we witnessed several superyachts arriving in Port Hercule for the 2014 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. Among the superyachts we saw arriving was the impressive new Picchiotti superyacht Grace E and the new ISA Silver Wind. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza returns

Friday, 19 September 2014

The Riviera Yacht Support annual Golf Bonanza will return for its 5th edition on the 3rd October. The event will be hosted at the Grande Bastide Golf Course, France, and Monaco Marine will remain the events Premium Sponsorship Partner as in previous years. During the 18 holes of golf, participants will be served refreshments from two drinks buggies sponsored by the Blue Lady Pub in Antibes and Marina Port Vell in Barcelona. Read More

Sunseeker 101 debuts in Cannes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The 28.90 metre Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht was unveiled at the Cannes Boat Show last week. She displays aggressive yet sleek lines and the option of carbon eyebrows and coachroof. The interior of the 101 Sport Yacht has been expertly finished. ​​ Read More

Jonathan Fawcett Marks 20 Years at Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

​This year Kevin Glancy will be making their 20th appearance at the Monaco Yacht show, and are set to mark the occasion in style. Their display at Quai Des Etats Unis (Stand QE7) will showcase a range of the world’s finest tableware and accessories, offering an exclusive window on the very latest designs and styles. Read More

Curvelle Quaranta most visited superyacht at Cannes Yachting Festival

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The 34.10 metre Curvelle Quaranta made her premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival last week. Curvelle founder Luuk V. van Zanten reported that the vessel on display attracted an unprecedented amount of visitors and took the title of most visited superyacht this year. Read More

Eataly to manage food & beverages at Genoa Boat Show

Friday, 12 September 2014

Event organisers of the Genoa Boat Show have announced that the Italian food caterers, Eataly, will be managing the food and beverages at the upcoming show held from the 1st to 6th October. The brand focuses on promoting and building awareness of quality, Italian food, and will take care of the whole catering network for the duration of the event.

25th Edition of Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes

Friday, 12 September 2014

This year marked the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, held in Porto Cervo from the 31st August until the 6th September. 35 yachts ranging from 60-143ft took part, including seven all out racing Mini Maxis, one of which was internet entrepreneur Niklas Zennström’s Rán 5, as well as the J-Class boats, replicas or restorations of 1930s racing yachts. Read More

Photo gallery of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes) is in full swing. SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn de Waard is at the show this week, and has taken these photos of the event. Read More

Inaugural SO! Hainan in partnership with Sanya Yalong Bay Development

Thursday, 11 September 2014

China Rendez-Vous, China’s organiser of luxury lifestyle events, has recently announced their partnership with Sanya Yalong Bay Development Co., Ltd. The partnership comes after the successful first edition of SO! Dalian, and aims to strengthen the launch of the inaugural edition of SO! Hainan. The event will complement the Dalian show and create a unique platform. Read More

Curvelle's quaranta at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Curvelle has brought their refreshing and wonderfully spacious superyacht quaranta, the largest carbon hybrid superyacht catamaran built to date, to the Cannes Yachting Festival. Just shy of 34 metres LOA, quaranta’s two efficient hulls offer performance speed and up 30% less fuel consumption compared to a performance monohull yacht. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show and Wealth-X announce partnership

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Singapore Yacht Show and Wealth-X, the world's ultra high net worth intelligence firm, announced today that they are joining forces in Asia. Their collaboration aims to deepen their knowledge and analysis of the region's ultra wealthy, as well as offer an insight into the future demand for yachts. Read More

Ferretti custom line Navetta 28 debuts at Cannes

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is making her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week. The new 28.31 metre model inherits several innovative solutions from the line’s flagship Navetta 33 Crescendo, which will also be on display at Cannes this year. ​​ Read More

Top 10 brokerage superyachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Monday, 8 September 2014

​The Cannes Yachting Festival will open it's doors tomorrow. Held from 9th - 14th September, the following are 10 brokerage superyachts that you do not want to miss at this years show, presented according to length in descending order. Read More

Bond TM creates Bond Technology Mastermind for Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 8 September 2014

The technology management and technical solutions provider, Bond Technology Management (Bond TM), will introduce a new meeting hub concept at this years Monaco Yacht Show. The idea is to better assist existing clients while enabling conversations with new ones. Read More

Owner to present new 77m ecological superyacht Yersin at the MYS

Friday, 5 September 2014

The owner of the 77 metre superyacht, Yersin, will present the project A.S.E. (Adventure - Science - Education) during the Monaco Yacht Show on the 26th September at the Monaco Yacht Club. The transoceanic vessel will have a range of 12,000 miles, translating to 50 days of total autonomy and ecological independence. Read More

Top 10 new superyachts at the Cannes Yacht Festival

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Cannes Yachting Festival will open it's doors next week. Held from 9th - 14th September, the following are 10 new superyachts that you do not want to miss at this years show, presented according to length in descending order. The top 10 includes the new 46m Baglietto, the Logica 147 and the new RIva Mythos 122. Read More

The Dubois Cup announce 2015 dates

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Organisers of the Dubois Cup have announced the dates for the 2015 edition of the show. The show will be once again held in conjunction with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Sardinia. The inaugural Cup took place in Palma in 2007, and has enjoyed four successful editions so far. Read More

Beekmans RVS stainless steel on display in Monaco

Monday, 25 August 2014

Beekmans RVS delivers some of the world’s finest stainless steel installations and specialised glass features to most top yards. At least fifteen of the major superyachts on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show feature Beekmans work, ranging from superlative windshields to oval tube railings. Read More

Innovation takes centre stage at METS 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

There are several interesting innovations underway at METS 2014, and it has been confirmed that the SuperYacht Pavilion will be bigger than ever. The amount of exhibitors has increased by at least 10%, making the number of participants at around 200. Read More

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 to start this month

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is held annually in Porto Cervo, Sardinia and open only to yachts over 18.29 metres in length. With a fierce level of competition and challenging and complex racecourses, the event provides a stern examination of a Maxi yacht’s capabilities. Read More

Benetti's Illusion I to debut in Monaco

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The latest superyacht to have been launched by Benetti is the 58 metre Illusion I which will make it’s debut at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. The four decked steel and aluminum motor yacht was built at the Benetti Livorno shipyard and designed by Green & Mingarelli for a European owner. She was launched earlier this month. Read More

Sunseeker 86 Yacht to debut at Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The new Sunseeker 86 Yacht will make its world debut at Southampton Boat Show in September. The 86 Yacht boasts a four cabin arrangement accommodating up to eight guests. She also offers extensive crew accommodation, allowing for up to four members of crew as standard. Read More

New Look for Superyacht Pavillion at METS 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

This year’s SuperYacht Pavillion at METS will showcase a new look and feel in the 2014 edition of the show. The SuperYacht Pavilion is the central platform for the worldwide superyacht industry and has become a destination in its own right for many visitors of the show. Read More

Entry to New Zealand Millenium Cup opens

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The official entry to the New Zealand Millenium Cup opened on the 8th August. A number of yachts have already set course for the South Pacific, with at least seven vessels already waiting to sign up. The largest - which is still undisclosed - is an impressive 50 metre superyacht. Read More

The Inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show

Monday, 11 August 2014

The first Sydney Superyacht Show was held from the 1st until the 3rd August 2014, and displayed some of Australia’s finest pre-owned yachts at the Sydney Superyacht Marina. Australian Superyachts, Geoff Lovett International, Fraser Yachts, Ray White Marine, Sunseeker Select, Marlow Explorer & Chapman all featured yachts in the show. ​​ Read More

Benetti Ocean Paradise exhibited at Cannes Yachting Festival

Monday, 4 August 2014

Benetti tells us that the 55 metre Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise will be the largest yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014. 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 tri-deck vision. Read More

The 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is held annually in Porto Cervo, Sardinia and open only to yachts over 18.29 metres in length. With a fierce level of competition and challenging and complex racecourses, the event provides a stern examination of a Maxi yacht’s capabilities. Read More

European Institute of Yacht Design partners with IMITFair 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

With the European Institute of Yacht Design as new partner, the first international marine interiors trade fair and convention IMITFair 2014 gains additional importance as central focal point for the industry: The European Institute of Yacht Design, engaged in numerous ground-breaking projects all around state of the art yacht design. Read More

Riva celebrates anniversary with new Riva roundabout

Friday, 25 July 2014

Riva marked the shipyard’s 60th anniversary of the foundation of today’s shipyard yesterday in the municipality of Sarnico, Italy, with a roundabout dedicated to the iconic brand. The roundabout is a central point in Sarnico, and overlooks the beautiful Lake Iseo. Read More

Inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show held in August

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The first yachts are starting to arrive to participate in the inaugural Sydney Superyacht Show. The Sydney Superyacht Show will run from 1 to 3 August. The Show will be hosted at the Sydney Superyacht Marina, a venue that was purpose-built for superyachts during the 2000 Olympics.​​ Read More

So!Dalian looks back on successful first edition

Monday, 21 July 2014

The first edition of So!Dalian left a wake of good fortune on the Liaodong peninsula last week with a very successful 4 days filled with good press, wonderful feedback from exhibitors and a memorable experience for close to 8,000 visitors. The event left no doubt that Northern China is ready to become a consistent host of internationally acclaimed yachting events. Read More

Strong bookings at Genoa Boat Show

Monday, 21 July 2014

Less than three months from the opening of the Genoa Boat Show, the stands have nearly all been booked, the show announces today.Confirmed participants so far are AB Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Maiora, Permare, Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi, and CRN, Montecarlo Yachts, Otam and SunseekerRead 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

Debuts and returning brands sign up to Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Support for next year's edition of the Singapore Yacht Show continues to build, with 11 further companies signing up in recent weeks to display their products and services. Recently confirmed names for the fifth edition are Aquila Yachts, Cigisped, Complete Marine Freight, Grand Banks, Hong Seh Marine, Multihull Solutions, Northrop & Johnson Asia. Read More

Dates announced for the new Phuket Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have announced that they will also be organizing a new event, set for 2015. The Phuket Yacht Show will launch at Thailand’s Phuket Yacht Haven from 13 to 15 February 2015. The show will combine yacht charter, the boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. Read More

HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II congratulates Solar1

Monday, 14 July 2014

The departure from Quai Louis II of the giant 30m PlanetSolar catamaran with 512m2 of photovoltaic panels signalled the end of the Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup, the first race for boats powered by the sun on the open sea in the Mediterranean. Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States.​ Read More

First ever solar-powered sea race kicks off

Friday, 11 July 2014

"Welcome to the future! Solar1 races was created to promote the use of solar power in our everyday lives, which I strongly believe in. I see it as a great opportunity to animate and excite a new generation, whilst also focusing their attention on important issues such as renewable energy." It was with these words that Sergei Dobroserdov, President of Solar1. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup

Friday, 11 July 2014

Yesterday Solar1 launched the first edition of the Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup, the first solar boat race to be held on the open sea and in the Mediterranean, and the first of many events aimed not only to entertain, but also to educate people in the progress and capabilities of solar power. Read More

Interview with the CEO of Solar1, Sergei Dobroserdov

Friday, 11 July 2014

Solar1 Races is one of the leading - and most innovative - organisations dedicated to the development of the use of solar power in a bid for a better, brighter and ultimately much more green future. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard is currently at the show, and had the chance to talk with CEO of Solar1, Sergei Dobroserdov. Read More

Speaking to Benetti's Giordano Pellacani at SO!Dalian

Friday, 11 July 2014

Set in the spectacular grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN enjoyed a successful first edition from the 6th to 12th July, with an intriguing combination of yachts, marketing and events. SYT’s Merijn de Waard attended the show, and had the opportunity to talk to general manager of Benetti Asia, Giordano Pellacani. Read More

Exclusive superyacht area at Genoa show

Friday, 11 July 2014

The countdown has started, with just three months to go to the biggest nautical trade show in Italy, scheduled from 1st to 6th October 2014. "The Genoa Boat Show," said the Boat Show Manager Alessandro Campagna, "is an important vehicle for promoting and raising awareness on Italian excellence in the nautical and tourist fields." Read More

Talking with Vripack on the first Solar1 race day

Friday, 11 July 2014

’’I think today we prove that solar boat racing is absolutely big fun’’, Marnix Hoekstra says with a huge smile on his face, when we ask him how his day went. I sat down with Marnix after the first day of racing at the Solar1 Cup, at the brand new yacht club in Monaco. Read More

Speaking to Lürssen's Michael Breman at SO!Dalian

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The inaugural SO! Dalian show took place from the 3rd to the 6th July, and aimed to promote and support the development of a ‘boating way of life’ in Northern China, as well as promote Dalian as a major tourist destination. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard caught up with Michael Breman of Lürssen Yachts. Read More

Jona Kan of Silver Yachts at SO!Dalian

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard attended SO! Dalian in Northern China recently, where he was able to interview Jona Kan, director of sales for Australian shipyard, Silver Yachts. Silver Yachts currently specialise in building vessels between 70 to 100 metres in length, problematic in an Asian market where bigger boats are of a rarity and demand is low. Read More

Interview with SO! Dalian founder, Delphine Lignieres

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

At least three years in the making, SO! Dalian is China’s only boating event in Northern China, with the first edition successfully held from the 3rd - 6th July. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard attended the show and had the pleasure of talking to show founder and organiser, Delphine Lignieres. Read More

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar arrives in Monaco for Solar1 Cup

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup has been established to promote solar power technologies, innovation and sustainable energy alternatives to keep our oceans and environment clean and well as creating an exhilarating event. The Cup provides the opportunity to compete and showcase exciting new designs, technological and sporting strengths. Read More

Sanlorenzo will present 2 new models at Cannes & Genoa

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sanlorenzo have announced they will officially present two new models, SL118 and SD112, at the upcoming Cannes and Genoa boat shows. The Sanlorenzo SD112 is a 33.6 metre superyacht built to enhance the renowned Sanlorenzo semidisplacement fibreglass line with a model that positions itself between the two existing models, SD92 and SD126. Read More

Photos of superyacht professionals at SO!Dalian

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The first edition of SO!Dalian took place in Dalian from July 3rd to 6th at the East Port Marina, one of North China’s best yachting facilities. SYT's Merijn de Waard visited the event, and took these photos of some of the show's visitors and exhibitors. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet returns to its roots

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet organised a rendezvous for all of its classic yachts during the weekend of 28 June. In homage to the fleet’s roots, eighteen classic yachts gathered at the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer. The SuperYachtTimes.com team attended the event, and cruised along on the newly refitted classic Feadship Katja. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of SO!Dalian

Monday, 7 July 2014

The first edition of SO!Dalian took place in Dalian from July 3rd to 6th at the East Port Marina, one of North China’s best yachting facilities. Located East of Beijing on Bohai Bay, Dalian is already the destination of choice for China’s northern elite. East Port Marina is a unique place, which can easily accommodate superyachts... 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

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 approaching fast

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is approaching fast, and in a little under two months will be gracing Porto Cervo, Sardinia, for an exciting event for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike. One of the competition's most contested divisions is the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of SO!Dalian

Friday, 4 July 2014

Set in the stunning grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN kicked off its first edition this week, with an intriguing combination of yachts on display as well as marketing and events, including the Beach Polo World Cup supported by the International Beach Polo Federation. Read More

SO! Dalian signs partnership with city of Deauville

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The famous Norman city of Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in the North of France, will be celebrated during the coming SO! Dalian event. The inaugural event will be held from the 3rd to the 6th July, and aims to promote and support the development of a "boating way of life" in Northern China. Read More

First leg of the 2014 Trophee Bailli de Suffren

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The rough conditions took their toll in the first leg of the 13th edition of Trophee Bailli de Suffren, with yachts Cin Cin and Noryema both retiring, and drama at the finish line for Irina VII. A close finish between Irina VII and Amadour was seen in the early hours of Monday morning. Irina VII finished fourth in the race, only five seconds behind Amadour. Read More

The Next Episode to be displayed in Cannes

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Next Episode is the 27.20 metre superyacht from Wim van der Valk, with interior and exterior designs by Guido de Groot Design. A clear and modern style throughout, she boasts a spacious main deck, in which both salon and luxurious al fresco dining areas are placed together with a closable galley. Guests are accommodated over four cosy guest cabins. Read More

Latest news from Solar1 Races

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

With the inaugural Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup fast approaching, the Solar1 team as well as all of the participants have been busy preparing for the big event. The Tu Delft team have recently been working on the weight of their boat as well as optimisation. Managing to reduce to the weight to only 90kg in total, they've also given their vessel drive an upgrade. Read More

First Edition of SO! DALIAN kicks off this week

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Set in the stunning grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN is gearing up for its first edition with an intriguing combination of yachts on display as well as marketing and events, including the Beach Polo World Cup supported by the International Beach Polo Federation. Read More

Inaugural Frers Cup comes to dramatic conclusion

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The inaugural Frers Cup came to a dramatic conclusion on the race course with three Maxis tied on points for second place, with less than a minute deciding the eventual podium positions. The penultimate party at the Frers Cup was just as dramatic but much more relaxed.The final day of the Frers Cup took place on Saturday 28 June. Read More

Solar1 - Solar Grand Prix Monaco schedule

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

As competitors and spectators gather to celebrate this unique moment in nautical history, the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco will be at the centre of an exciting few days of activity. This 3-day programme will consist of 2 days of racing (11-12th July) complemented by a great range of supporting events and celebrations. Read More

Solar1 - Official Race Courses

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Over the course of a thrilling July weekend, competitors from all over the planet will gather to fight it out for the first ever ‘green’ crown in powerboat racing. The boats will be put through their paces in the beautiful Monaco waters, with teams going head-to-head in three categories of race that test speed, endurance and manoeuvrability. Read More

Spectacular conditions on day two of the Frers Cup

Monday, 30 June 2014

Saturday's race was delayed by an hour on Day Two of the Frers Cup but it was well worth the wait. After the gentle north easterly breeze settled, a windward leeward course was laid just off Favignana for the second race of the regatta. Mystery got away to a great start staying in the shadow of Favigana and was rewarded with lifting pressure. Read More

Giraglia Rolex Cup recap

Friday, 27 June 2014

A total of 242 yachts participated in the 62nd edition of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup, with 206 taking part in the offshore race. 20 nations were represented, five clubs from three sovereign states cooperated in the organisation, and yachts from France, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom shared the major silverware. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet goes back to its roots

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet is organising a rendezvous for all its classic yachts this weekend in the Feadship Aalsmeer Yard based in the Netherlands. Already 17 classic yachts have registered for the event, adding up to around 240 metres of sailing heritage between them. The upcoming event will include a yacht hop on the Friday of the event. Read More

First edition of the Frers Cup kicks off

Friday, 27 June 2014

The first edition of the Frers Cup, exclusively for owners of yachts designed by German Frers, commenced with a dockside Welcome Party in the ancient Sicilian City of Trapani. The stunning new trophy designed by German Mani Frers and created by Andrea Salvatori was unveiled to the party. The art piece is fashioned from Faience tin-glazed ceramic and carbon fibre. Read More

Azimut Yachts to introduce 3 yachts in Cannes

Friday, 27 June 2014

Italian shipyard Azimut Yachts are set to introduce 3 models for their world debut at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show, Azimut Grande 95 RPH, Azimut 77S, and Azimut 50 Fly. Azimut Grande 95 RPH is the first Grande Collection model to be released since joining the Azimut Yachts family alongside the Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, and S. Read More

27 Yachts on display at Newport Charter Yacht Show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is one of only six charter-focused shows in the world. Next week it opens its gates to charter yacht brokers and industry VIPs from the 23rd to 26th June, for four days of waterfront festivities at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, USA. Now in its 32nd year, the event explores the many avenues of luxury chartering in... Read More

550 Yachts to be displayed at rebranded Cannes show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Unveiling a new name for the 37th edition, the Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes) will take place between 9th and 14th of September on the Bay of Cannes. The Festival welcomes a host of international exhibitors, with regular exhibitors being joined by new companies. Read More

54th Genoa International Boat Show

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Genoa International Boat Show continues to reorganise itself in an aim of once again taking the title of the European pleasure boat Show of reference. Held from the 1st - 6th October, organisers strengths will be concentrated on the direct involvement of international operators and media, promoting Made in Italy products and on a new exhibition layout. Read More

Monaco Yacht Club’s new premises inaugurated

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II, accompanied by the royal family and the building’s architect Lord Foster officially opened the new premises of the Yacht Club de Monaco of which he has been president for 30 years. The event was witnessed by 4,000 guests, including government ministers... Read More

206 yachts taking part in Giraglia Rolex Cup

Friday, 20 June 2014

A grand armada of 206 yachts set off on the offshore component of the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup on Wednesday, with the largest yachts first away at noon. Some two hours into the race Esimit Europa 2 was just approaching the mark off Cavaliere-sur-mer that marks the turn towards the Giraglia rock, 125nm in the distance. As expected, the four Racing Mini Maxis... Read More

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2014 Line Honours arrival

Friday, 20 June 2014

Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line off Monte-Carlo yesterday at 12:35 CEST, securing her fourth Line Honours victory in the offshore race of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. Her elapsed time of 24 hours, 35 minutes, 56 seconds was well outside her record set in 2012 (14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds) for the 62nd edition of the 241nm race, which finished in Sanremo. Read More

The final phase of the Giraglia Rolex Cup

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Today sees the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enter its final phase with the start of the 241nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet. The mythical course which usually takes crews from France to Italy via the Giraglia rock off the northern tip of Corsica offers an alternative finish this year in Monte-Carlo. Read More

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup making waves

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

With huge media coverage ranging from Eurosport to the Wall Street Journal, the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup will be held from 10th to 12th July 2014 and is truly making waves. 29 teams of 8 will be participating from 11 different countries around the world. With such a successful level of interest in the inaugural event, Solar1 are already planning further events. Read More

The start of the Palma Superyacht Cup

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Running since 1996, Palma Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and attracts many of the most prestigious sailing yachts. From today until the 21st June, Mallorca's Superyacht Cup will be underway, presenting five spectacular J class yachts Hanuman, Lionheart, Ranger, Rainbow and Velsheda. Read More

Performance and glamour on the second SWS Trophy Day

Friday, 13 June 2014

The second day of regattas was a special occasion for SWS both onboard and ashore. A constant wind of 15-18 knots from north west guided the yachts in a zigzag route among some of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago, and included two long legs upwind followed by a turning point in front of Spargi Island and a final with gennaker hoisted. Read More

Industry professionals settings sights on So! Dalian

Friday, 13 June 2014

The first international Yachting and Lifestyle Rendezvous in the north of China, SO! DALIAN, will take place in Dalian from the 3rd - 6th July at the East Port Marina, one of north China’s best yachting facilities. Located East of Beijing on Bohai Bay, Dalian is already the destination of choice for China’s northern elite.. Read More

Velacarina wins the Pendennis Cup 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

The fourth race of the Pendennis Cup 2014 took place in Falmouth Bay, which saw Velacarina take the cup. Kelpie achieved her best result of the week, taking second place on corrected time, pushing her ahead of Adix and Mariette, making her fourth overall and winner of the Spencer Rigging Schooner award. Read More

The 2014 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Friday, 13 June 2014

Every year from the 16th to 18th of December, the shores of Phuket welcomes superyachts to the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, an exclusive and relaxed social gathering of sail and motor boats over 30 metres. Eleven superyachts graced the event in 2013, including six breathtaking sailing yachts. Read More

214 Yachts participate in Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo race

Friday, 13 June 2014

Of the 242 yachts signed up to the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup this year, some 214 are expected to participate in the 241nm race from Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo via the Giraglia rock, a reflection upon the added allure of the Monegasque principality after the Yacht Club Italiano announced the race would finish in Monte-Carlo this year. Read More

High profile repeat bookings for Singapore Yacht Show 2015

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

​Following hot on the heels of a highly successful 2014 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, the organisers have received a flurry of high-profile repeat bookings for next year’s event, which will be held 23 to 26 April 2015. From superyacht builders and yachting lifestyle accessories to brokers and dealers of superyachts, multihulls, day cruisers and sportfishers... Read More

First racing day of the Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy

Friday, 6 June 2014

A perfect day marked the beginning of the XII edition of the Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy, hosted by the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in the gorgeous setting of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. A constant wind from north west took the SWS fleet in a 31 mile long captivating route around La Maddalena Islands. Read More

Lionheart wins Menorca Maxi Regatta

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

​Since her launch from Claasen Shipyards in 2010, Lionheart has been a strong competitor on the race circuit. The 43.4m new generation aluminium J-Class was designed by Hoek Design to be both a cruiser and a fast racer. True to form, she swept to victory in the first Menorca Maxi Regatta, held May 21-25, with five straight wins. Read More

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

29 teams of 8, from 11 different countries ranging from Brazil right through to Asia. Solar1 are already planning the next events, to take place in Dubai, Canada, Asia and the US. Read More

Tight racing at the Pendennis Cup

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A delayed start on day 3 of the Pendennis Cup was to provide ideal conditions for another fantastic days' racing with the winds filling in from the north and blue skies. The yachts paraded around the bay providing another beautiful spectacle off the coast of Falmouth. Kelpie was first across the line, followed 3 minutes later by VelacarinaAdix... Read More

Mediterranean Yacht Show announces 2015 dates

Monday, 2 June 2014

Following the success of the first Mediterranean Yacht Show held from the 3 to 7 May of this year, the Greek Yachting Association (GYA) have announced that the show will return for a second edition next year. The Board Members of the GYA are now even more committed to shaping a show of the highest quality and of augmented trade interest. Read More

First two days of racing at the Pendennis Cup

Friday, 30 May 2014

Blue skies welcomed the yachts on the water for the first race day of the 2014 Pendennis Cup in Cornwall this year, but the unpredictable light winds meant the fleet found conditions challenging throughout the three hour race in Falmouth Bay. The start order for Day 1 began with Kelpie followed by Mariette... Read More

The XII edition of the Southern Wind Trophy

Friday, 30 May 2014

The XII edition of the Southern Wind Trophy will be held in Porto Cervo from the 3rd until the 7th June during the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. After eight successful editions held in the waters of Capri Island, the SWS Trophy moved to Porto Cervo in 2008. The event offers five days of breathtakingly coastal races... Read More

Solar1 bringing together experts of solar power and green technology

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Solar1 Races is on a mission. One of the leading - and most innovative - organisations dedicated to the development of the use of solar power in a bid for a better, brighter and ultimately much more green future. Recent years have seen the solar power industry flourish, and it’s not hard to see why. Read More

Video of the 2014 Les Voiles de St. Barth

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

If tied up end-to-end, the 38 superyachts that raced this year would stretch over one and a half kilometers in length. Brisk winds and a heavy sea state prevailed throughout the annual regatta's three days of racing, which was held on 20-25 nautical mile courses, taking teams counter-clockwise around the island of St. Barths on day one...Read More

The inaugural Frers Cup to be held in Trapani

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

​The inaugural Frers Cup is an invitational sailing regatta designed for the pure enjoyment of the owners, guests and crew of yachts created by three generations of the Frers family. The first design was hand-drawn by Germán Frers Snr. in 1928 and since that time more than 1,200 yachts have been created. From dinghies to megayachts... Read More

Azimut 77S set to debut at Cannes Boat Show 2014

Monday, 26 May 2014

​The new model in the S Collection by Azimut Yachts, Azimut 77, is set to make her world debut at the 2014 Cannes boat show. The exterior was designed by Stefano Righini whilst the stylish interior is the work of Carlo Galeazzi, and with four boats sold in the pre-launch, the 23.46 metre superyacht is already enjoying success in the industry. Read More

Robertissima claims honours in Rolex Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race

Monday, 26 May 2014

​Roberto Tomasini Grinover's JV72 Mini Maxi Robertissima has been declared the winner on corrected time (IRC) of Rolex Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race. Tricky conditions on the course yesterday during the return journey from Stromboli back to Capri caused this year's race to favour the frontrunners... Read More

85 Metre superyacht Solandge added to Monaco line-up

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lürssen will be exhibiting the stunning Solandge at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Solandge was delivered in October 2013, and measures 85 metres. Exterior designer Espen Oeino, interior designer Aileen Rodriguez and the Lürssen project team ensured the delivery of an impressive and impeccably designed superyacht to her proud owners. Read More

MYBA Charter Show a success

Friday, 23 May 2014

Having attracted 54 of some of the world’s best superyachts available for luxury charter and 64 charter related exhibitors - this year’s MYBA Charter Show proved once again to be another busy and successful event. Held from 28th April to 2nd May, yachts were moored in the Porto Antico part of Genoa, along both Marina Molo Vecchio and Aquarium Quays. Read More

Jade Yachts’ VIP Island at the Taiwan International Boat Show

Thursday, 22 May 2014

​Jade Yachts proved their creativity at the 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show. Instead of taking a place at the dock, they created their own private barge with a shuttle service from the show to their own VIP Island. Docked at the island were the brand new 52 metre superyacht Jade 959 and the Jade 95 explorer motor yacht... Read More

Taiwan International Boat Show a success

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Taiwanese International Boat Show held in Kaohsiung ended on the 11th May after a hugely successful inaugural show, with approximately NT$1 billion in orders already placed for 32 motor yachts and sail boats and many more expected in follow up deals. SuperYacht Times’ Merijn de Waard attended the show and was left impressed... Read More

Nafplion hosts the First Mediterranean Yacht Show

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

​This year saw The Greek Yachting Association (GYA) successfully organise the first Mediterranean Yacht Show in Nafplion from the 3rd to the 7th of May, targeting professionals of the yachting industry with an international exhibition of crewed yachts. The opening ceremony took place on 3rd May, followed by an impressive reception at the fortress of Palamidi...Read More

First SuperYacht Festival held in Amsterdam

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

On 2nd May we opened the doors of the Superyacht Clubhouse, home of SuperYacht Times, to over 150 yachting professionals for a casual event on the eve of the World Superyacht Awards 2014, held in Amsterdam. The ‘Burgers & Bubbles’ themed party was held in the offices of SuperYachtTimes next to the canals of Amsterdam, complete with crates... Read More

Best Chef Award for 30m charter yacht Leonardo

Thursday, 15 May 2014

​Captain Gwenael Bouille and the crew of Leonardo welcomed Superyacht Times’ Maarten Janssen on board the 30 metre vessel for lunch last week, showcasing the luxurious boat as well as the talents of chef, Gilles de Cambourg, who won the 26th MYBA Charter Show Competition for the best chef in the up to 36 metre category. Read More

Quality fleet signs up for Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

​The 19th May kicks off the start of the first event in Rolex’s Mediterranean yachting season, the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. Now in its 10th edition, the 2014 event comprises six days of close racing both inshore and offshore, including the Volcano Race from Capri to the Aeolian Islands and back. Organisers The International Maxi Association... Read More

Live from Taiwan International Boat Show: Photo Gallery of Day 2

Friday, 9 May 2014

We have more photos coming today live from the Taiwan International Boat Show, reported by SuperYachtTimes’ Merijn de Waard. Present inside Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre are major Taiwanese shipyards, including Horizon, Jade and Kha Shing. Among others, the following pictures showcase the newly launched superyacht from Horizon, Carnival Liberty 3. Read More

Live from Taiwan: The 77ft and 40 knot Tachou Olympia 77 motor yacht

Friday, 9 May 2014

A rather unusual yacht at the show here in Taiwan is Victory Star. Although she is not a new yacht, build in 2005, and with her 21 metres also a little smaller than the yachts we normally feature, she still stands out with her top speed of 40 knots. Victory Star is an Olympia 77 motor yacht built by the Taiwanese yacht builder Tachou Yachts. Read More

Live from Taiwan: Sea trial with the Horizon AC80 catamaran motor yacht

Friday, 9 May 2014

​Yesterday I was invited by the team of Horizon Yachts to join them for a sea trial onboard the AC80 catamaran superyacht. The custom 24.70 metre catamaran superyacht has been praised throughout for her craftsmanship and interior fit and finish as a luxury catamaran. The yacht can now accommodate 8 guests in four staterooms, two in each hull. 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

Live from Taiwan International Boat Show: Photo Gallery of Day 1

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The first Taiwan International Boat Show just opened it's doors and will run until Sunday 11 May 2014, at the newly inaugurated Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. Merijn de Waard is there to cover the event for SuperYachtTimes.com. Stay tuned for more news and photos! Read More

Live from Taiwan: chairman's speech

Thursday, 8 May 2014

At the opening ceremony of the first Taiwan International Yacht show 2014, chairman of the Taiwan Yacht Industry Association and CEO of Horizon Yachts, John Lu, thanked guests, marking the event as a turn for the Taiwanese yachting industry. Read More

A new look Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

​A new look Rolex Capri Sailing Week kicks off the Italian big boat racing season this year from the 19th - 24th May. For the first time ever the Maxi yacht fleet will be joined by the international grand prix 52 fleet, acting as the opening event of the class’ 2014 European circuit - the Barclays 52 Super Series. Read More

Madame Gu named Superyacht of the Year

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

​The monumental 99-metre Feadship Madame GU won the award for best ‘Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above’, at the prestigious World Superyachts Award gala evening in Amsterdam. She was also presented with the most coveted prize of all: ‘Superyacht of the Year 2014’. With an interior and exterior designed by Andrew Winch, Madame GU is the... Read More

Record-breaking Palma Superyacht Show

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

On Sunday, after five busy sunny days, the curtain fell on the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show. Record-breaking in terms of land- and water-based exhibitors, the Show even had a surprise visit from Queen Sofia of Spain. Official reports state that in the region of 32,000 people visited the Show across the five days. Read More

The winners of the World Superyacht Awards

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The ninth edition of the World Superyacht Awards was held last Sunday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – home to great maritime legacy as well as top-notch shipyards of modern day. The World Superyacht Awards is considered the Oscars of yacht industry. Read More

Onboard superyacht La Reina Del Mar in Palma

Monday, 5 May 2014

La Reina Del Mar is a 31.40 metre superyacht built in 1985 by Hakvoort in Holland, and underwent her last refit at the Pendennis shipyard in 2005. Pieter Beeldsnijder Design is responsible for her superior engineering and elegant interior design, and a complete new interior was installed to the design of the current owners. Read More

Photo gallery of the Mediterranean Yacht Show

Monday, 5 May 2014

​The Mediterranean Yacht Show is curently taking place in the historic town of Nafplion in the Peloponnese area. The show is organised by the newly formed Greek Yachting Association (GYA). The GYA was founded by Greek yachting professionals involved in the charter, brokerage, management, insurance and construction of large yachts. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Monday, 5 May 2014

On Sunday, after five busy sunny days, the curtain fell on the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show. Record-breaking in terms of land- and water-based exhibitors, the Show even had a surprise visit from Queen Sofia of Spain. Read More

Live from Palma: The 43m superyacht CD Two

Friday, 2 May 2014

CD Two was custom built in 1995 by Cantieri Navali Nicolini. The 43m superyacht underwent a refit in 2008. CD Two has been professionally maintained since her launch and boasts huge deck spaces as well as accommodation for 13 guests and up to 10 crew on board. She is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilisation system resulting in a smoother cruising. Read More

Live from Palma: Superyacht iAmsterdam

Friday, 2 May 2014

Launched in 2012, the 25.08 metre luxury sailing yacht was built by Finish builder, Nautor's Swan, and designed by German Frers. She is the first vessel belonging to the Swan 80S series. Technology onboard is outstanding with a wealth of components that will make long range cruising easy, comfortable and safe. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 2 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

Taking place between 30th April and 4th May, the second edition of the Palma Superyacht Show is perfectly timed at the beginning of the season. This year’s show has extended berthing capacity in Palma’s Old Port area, with over 50 participating yachts over 24 metres in length,which are offered for advance sale and/or charter, in readiness for the season ahead. Read More

Live from Palma: Interview with Arne Ploch

Friday, 2 May 2014

Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) and in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, The Palma Superyacht Show is currently in their 3rd successful year. The journey began with BYBA president and CNI broker, Arne Ploch, together with friend and colleague Mark Handler of Ocean Independent. Read More

Gulf Craft exhibiting yachts in Oman

Friday, 2 May 2014

Gulf Craft is hosting the Sultanate’s first ever leisure marine show at Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat. The ‘Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview’ event runs from May 1st until May 3rd and brings together an impressive fleet of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft. On display will be some of the shipyard’s largest and most popular luxury superyachts. Read More

ICAP Leopard wins the Yachting World Trophy

Friday, 2 May 2014

Racing at Antigua Sailing Week continued on April 26, with the Yachting World Round Antigua Race. Thirty-nine yachts entered the race which started in fantastic conditions with 15 knots of breeze from the southeast and a moderate sea state. An area of calm winds on the northwest corner of the island and a dead beat to the finish slowed the fleet. Read More

Live from Palma: Closer look at 33.7m superyacht Benita Blue

Friday, 2 May 2014

Benita Blue was built by Australian company Evolution Yachts in 2005. The 33.7 metre superyacht underwent a refit in 2007 which included modified foredeck sun-lounging area including access from the fly bridge, complete teak decking, upgrades to galley equipment, new Satellite TV and communication systems, modified aft deck. Read More

Live from Palma: The 48.42 metre superyacht Thalia

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Superyacht Thalia was built by Vitters Shipyard and launched in 1994. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Ron Holland Design, and underwent a successful refit in 2008. Due to her design for extensive ocean cruising to remote areas, she offers a high level of reliability and self-sufficiency for her guests. Read More

Live from Palma: The 43 metre superyacht Mystere

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Mystere is a 43 metre sloop built by Vitters Shipyard and launched in 2006. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Tripp Design Naval Architects. Her 190 ton displacement extends over the 39 metre waterline, offering a combination of speed and ease of handling. Read More

Live from Palma: The 34.14 metre superyacht Seljm

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The award-winning 34.14 metre schooner Seljm was custom built in 1980 by Italian shipyard, Cantieri Sangermani, and refitted in 2010. She features classic hand rubbed Mahogany and teak furnishings and fittings throughout, and accommodation for up to eight guests in four staterooms. Seljm is fully equipped with air conditioning. Read More

Live from Palma: Closer look at superyacht Babylon

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Built by Italy’s Rodriquez yard in 2005, 37.80 metre Babylon was designed by Franceso Paszkowski and refitted in 2012. With a chic, minimalist interior by Mauro Micheli, she accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, and seven crew in four cabins. All staterooms have en suite facilities, built in entertainment systems and Samsung LCD television screens. Read More

Live from Palma: Superyacht Hamilton II

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Hamilton II is a 35.7 metre sailing yacht built and launched by the French yacht builder CNB Bordeaux in 2005. She features naval architecture and exterior design by Briand Yacht Design as well as interior styling by Andrew Winch Designs. She is available to view at the Palma Superyacht Show 2014 and is offered for sale from Y.CO at €6,250,000. Read More

Live from Palma: Onboard 34.21m superyacht Foftein II

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Foftein II is a 34.21 metre sailing yacht designed by German Frers and built in 1999 at Royal Huisman in Holland. The interior is designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder in paneled cherry wood with granite counter tops. Outside on deck, the varnished teak and the stainless steel dorades and winches complete the well-designed deck layout. Read More

Live from Palma: Superyacht explorer Dione Sky

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dione Sky is a 46m superyacht launched by Palmer Johnson and built to a Dutch Vripack design. Her present owner has expanded on this yacht’s impressive history of expedition cruising. She has an excellent standard of engineering and aluminium construction, and is quiet and vibration free. Read More

Live from Palma: The 38.9 metre superyacht Ganesha I

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ganesha I is 38.9 metre fast cruising sloop built at Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand and launched in 2006. She combines style and speed with comfort and safety. Her interior is designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and finished in walnut with wenge detailing complemented by luxurious pale fabrics. Read More

Live from Palma: Onboard 29.08m superyacht Las Brisas

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Las Brisas is an excellent condition 29.08 metre motor yacht custom built in 2002 by Sanlorenzo. This custom yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilisation system which reduces the roll motion effect, resulting in a smoother cruising experience. The superyacht has never been chartered and provides luxurious accommodation. Read More

The IMITFair 2014 to be held in October

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Priorities in the shipbuilding industry are shifting noticably towards quality, design, the use of finest materials and sophistacted services. Unfortunately, this development is not reflected adequately in the international fair landscape. With IMITFair, the industry is given a long-awaited market place. Read More

51m Borkumriff IV at the Superyacht Cup

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

​The schooner Borkumriff IV recently confirmed they will join the impressive line-up of yachts for this year's Superyacht Cup in Palma. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Royal Huisman, she was launched in 2002 from their yard in Holland. At 51 metres and with a displacement of almost 300 tons, Borkumriff IV is the largest yacht taking part this year. Read More

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of the Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Palma Yacht Show is now open, following on from the successful first edition of the Palma Superyacht Brokerage & Charter Show held in Palma, Spain in May 2013. The Palma Yacht Show is a boat show for brokerage and charter yachts above 24m in length held from 30th April - 4th May 2014. Read More

SYT Media partner of the Mediterranean Yacht Show

Friday, 25 April 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to announce that we will be a media partner of the Mediterranean Yacht Show. Organised by the newly formed Greek Yachting Association (GYA), the luxury yacht charter show will take place from 3rd to the 7th May 2014 in the historic town of Nafplion in the Peloponnese area. Read More

The International Superyacht Coatings Conference 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The next edition of the International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC) will be held in Amsterdam on 11 and 12 December 2014. The ISCC brings together the superyacht industry to exchange information and discuss the latest developments in the field of coatings. Decisions taken during the ISCC will subsequently be implemented by the industry, making it a must-attend event for all parties in the superyacht sector. Read More

Newport preparing for 32nd edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show

Thursday, 24 April 2014

This summer, the 32nd edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show will immerse its guests into the world of luxury chartering with an emphasis on New England as a premier cruising destination. Scheduled for June 23-26 in Newport, Rhode Island, the four-day event is the only charter yacht show of its kind in the U.S... Read More

The 10th edition of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Thursday, 24 April 2014

​Since 2005, the paradisiacal island of Capri has acted as the unique venue to host Rolex Capri Sailing Week, a yearly rendezvous for first-class yachts and sailors from all over the world. The traditional opener for Rolex’s Mediterranean yachting calendar celebrates its 10th edition from 19-24 May. Read More

The 3rd Annual BWA Pentathlon to be held this week

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

On the 26th of April 2014, BWA Yachting Spain is organizing its 3 rd annual Pentathlon, bring together yacht crews for an afternoon of fierce competition for a good cause! Exceptional this year: each crew in competition will have a special added member to their team: one of the “super hero kids” that will benefit from the funds raised by this event. Read More

Palma Superyacht Show lineup up to 55 yachts

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

​Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, a ‘late surge of interest’ from high quality yachts wishing to take part in the 2nd edition Palma Superyacht Show (PSS) has pushed the total number of confirmations to 55. Read More

Superyacht Sweet Doll added to Antibes lineup

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The 46m superyacht Sweet Doll will participate in the Antibes Yacht Show which will take place from 23rd till 26th of April. Built in 2003 by Heesen Yachts in Holland with exterior design by Omega Architects, and refitted in 2007, she accommodates 10 guests in 5 large staterooms. Read More

Codecasa 43 Vintage Series - Hull F76

Thursday, 17 April 2014

​The Monaco Yacht Show 2011 saw Codecasa Shipyards unveil their new Vintage Series through the exhibition of the first unit of the Codecasa 42 Vintage Series, Hull F73, to resounding success amongst industry fans and experts. Two years later, that same success was strengthened through the launching of the sister-ship, Hull F75, completed in July 2013. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show sets new high for boating industry in Asia

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The final day of the Singapore Yacht Show 2014 saw a highly successful event closing on happy exhibitors celebrating more high-quality visitors and more leads than ever before, with many reported sales. Around 14,000 public and trade visitors from all over Asia attended the event, which featured a total of 96 watercraft, from jet skis and tenders to luxury... Read More

Key VAT issues to be discussed at Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

With last year marking a number of important legal changes in the EU VAT status of large yachts visiting and operating in the Mediterranean, MYBA, has decided to use the occasion of the ISS organised ‘Seminars Programme’ at the forthcoming Antibes Yacht Show, to discuss and debate the key issues concerned. Read More

SYT 2014 Interview: Tony Hambrook of Alloy Yachts

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Tony Hambrook of Alloy Yachts. He speaks about the interest of the local market in Vertigo, the changes in the construction process at the shipyard, the new projects and the demand for motor and sailing yachts. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Simon Turner of CNI

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Simon Turner of CNI. He speaks about the event and how it developed, the boats attending, what the local clients look for, how to approach Asian buyers and whether they are more deal or brand concerned. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Captain Colin Boyle of Cloud 9

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed captain Colin Boyle of superyacht Cloud 9. He speaks about the cruise in South-East Asia, his advise to the owners who think to bring their yachts in Singapore, his overall impression of the show and the next destination of his crew. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Captain Adolfo Oria of superyacht Exuma

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed captain Adolfo Oria of motor yacht Exuma. He speaks about their world tour, the stops still to come, his advice to the captains and crew considering to go there, his work for a Japanese owner, the most rewarding and frustrating parts of cruising in Asia and the level of interest they received exhibiting with Perini Navi and Frasers. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Mike Simpson of Simpson Marine

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Mike Simpson from Simpson Marine. He speaks about the show, their line up at the event, the expansion of Simpson Marine, his advise to the new buyers from the area and what Asian buyers look for in boating. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Robert Drontmann of Heesen Yachts

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Rober Drontmann of Heesen Yachts. He speaks about his opinion on the show, the new launchings of the shipyard, the sales and the new projects available for sale. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Roger Liang of Kingship

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Roger Liang of Kingship. He speaks about the refits of superyacht Star, his opinion on the show, the place he considers most potential to grow, the new catamaran project and its target customers. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Alan Pickering of Promarine

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Alan Pickering of Promarine. He speaks about the size of the boats which sell in Singapore, what he thinks about the South-East Asian market, his predictions for the size of the boats in the area, their plans for the show next year and what makes Gulf Craft so suitable for the market in this area. Read More

SYS 2014 Interview: Jan Jaap Minnema

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

At the Singapore Yacht Show we interviewed Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts. He speaks about the interest of the market in the Illusion project, the traditional and Chinese markets, how he perceives the business with people from Asia and how they find new clients. Read More

Sales and significant leads at Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The third day of Singapore Yacht Show is well underway with a record number of high-quality visitors expected to attend over the weekend. Simpson Marine has already announced the sale of two boats at the show, and many other exhibitors have reported significant leads. Read More

Record numbers attending the Singapore Yacht Show

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Record numbers attended the Singapore Yacht Show today to soak up the festive atmosphere, attend the fashion shows and browse the many supercars, boats and superyachts on display. Complementary lifestyle elements remain an important and popular addition to the Singapore Yacht Show. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Superyacht owner Sietse Koopmans

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sietse Koopmans, the owner of superyacht Zeepaard stopped by our Breaking News Centre yesterday, where SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn had the chance to interview him. Zeepaard is a 37 metre aluminium expedition style superyacht, launched in 2003 by the French yard JFA Chantier Naval, to a design by Vripack. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Jonathan Beckett of Burgess

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Burgess presented the spectacular 60m (196.9ft) superyacht Cloud 9 as Worldwide Central Agents for sale and charter on the occasion of the Singapore Yacht Show. We met up with Burgess' Jonathan Beckett at our Breaking News Centre. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Jamie Edmiston

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Jamie Edmiston of Edmiston stopped by our Breaking News Stand at the Singapore Yacht Show today, and tells us he is again more involved in Edmiston, as well as several other non yachting projects. He also tells us how he sees the future of Edmiston, and his own role within that company. Read More

Day 2 of the Singapore Yacht Show a great success

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A steady stream of visitors enjoyed the festive atmosphere on the second day of the Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Andy Treadwell, managing director of show owners Singapore Yacht Events thanked the exhibitors, partners and visitors for their support of what was undoubtedly the biggest, and most vibrant show yet. Read More

Video of day two of the Singapore Yacht Show

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Singapore Yacht Show, held during Singapore Maritime Week this year, continues to attract world-leading superyacht and boat brands, consolidating its position as the region’s principal consumer-facing industry event. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Luuk V. van Zanten of Curvelle

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Curvelle is currently exhibiting at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show, where SYT's Maarten spoke with Founder, developer & marketing director of Curvelle, Luuk v. Van Zanten about syndicate ownership and the Asian market. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X

Saturday, 12 April 2014

At the SYS 2014, SuperYachtNews.com spoke to Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X. Wealth-X provides its members with qualified prospects and intelligence on UHNWIs along with their privately held-companies. The company works with 8 of the top global private banks, leading institutions, not-for-profit organizations and luxury brands. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Hugo van Wieringen of Azure Naval Architects

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Azure Naval Architects has been charged with steering the naval architecture of 88-metre Illusion and has been at the forefront of many impressive projects. SuperYachtNews.com's Rebecca sat down with one of the firm’s three directors, Hugo van Wieringen. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Gareth Twist of Yacht Solutions

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The superyacht industry in Asia is growing and recent trends show that there has been a year on year increase in the number of superyachts either in the region or transiting through the region. Thea of SuperYachtNews.com sat down with Gareth Twist of Yacht Solutions. Read More

SYS 2014 Live Video: Burak Akgül of Perini Navi

Saturday, 12 April 2014

​The Perini Navi Group, is present for the first time at the Singapore Yacht Show with their 50m MY Exuma, the first Picchiotti motor yacht from the Vitruvius series. SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn spoke to Burak Akgül of Perini Navi at the show. Read More

The Ferretti Group attending the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 11 April 2014

The Ferretti Group is taking part in Singapore Yacht Show from April 10th-13th at ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, Singapore. Ferretti Group appeared at the show alongside Singaporean dealer Hong Seh to present three models: Riva 75’ Venere, SportRiva 56’ and Pershing 64. Read More

Azimut Yachts at the SYS 2014 with six absolute elegant vessels

Friday, 11 April 2014

Azimut Yachts participates at the Singapore Yacht Show: from 10th to 13th of April, a three day entirely dedicated to luxury and the world's most exclusive superyacht. Six Azimut Yachts models will welcome visitors at the marina, ready to amaze them with unique Italian style. The 2014 edition of Singapore Yacht Show is once again about the luxury lifestyle celebration. Read More

Superyacht Dunia Baru making her yacht show debut in Singapore

Friday, 11 April 2014

Superyacht Dunia Baru is making her yacht show debut at the Singapore Yacht Show. Northrop & Johnson Asia has been appointed Central Charter Agent for the luxury 51 metre charter yacht, officially launched early 2014. “We are pleased to add such an exceptional and quality vessel to Northrop & Johnson’s worldwide collection", said the company's Asia CEO. Read More

Video of day one of the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 11 April 2014

As well as a chance for seasoned and serious yachties to meet brokers and discover new brands, the show offers something for all members of the family. A convoy of 50 Ferraris will arrive on Saturday afternoon followed by 20 Lamborghinis on Sunday. There are multiple fashion shows, and live music performances, and for thrill-seekers, a chance to climb the rigging a Tall Ship. Read More

Mari-Cha III will attend the Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Antibes Yacht Show has announced that the 44.80m (147ft) sailing yacht Mari-Cha III will be attending this year’s show. Mari-Cha III was built By Sensation Yachts in 1997. Philippe Briand is responsible for her beautiful architecture and John Munford Design created the concept for her interior design which can be described as stylish and luxurious. Read More

The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Giraglia Rolex Cup has been an annual international rendezvous for over 60 years. It is more than simply a sailing event, exhibiting spirited and fair-minded competition, genuine camaraderie among the participants and sublime locations. Sailors are drawn from all corners of the world take part in what has become one of the “must-do” events of the yacht-racing year. Read More

Fraser Yachts targets Asia in Singapore

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​Fraser Yachts, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, is delighted to announce that it will be attending the Singapore Yacht Show for the first time. Mr. Fabio Ermetto, Chairman of Fraser Yachts explained “We have been watching the Singapore Yacht Show for a number of years. As we are now focused on increasing our growth in Singapore..." Read More

Muse on display at Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​The 31.1m (102ft.) yacht Muse built by Moran Yacht & Ship will be displayed at the Antibes Yacht Show. Muse was built with sport hull design and her interior space includes 5 staterooms which can accommodate up to 10 guests. Her guests and crew can enjoy the ride on this superyacht in spacious outdoor and cabin areas. 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

Simpson Marine unveils largest ever lineup at SYS 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​​Simpson Marine announced their largest display to date at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014, including two luxury yachts from Italian-designed yacht brand Monte Carlo Yachts, which Simpson Marine has just signed an exclusive regional dealership with. This new agreement complements Simpson Marine's exclusive representation of Azimut Yachts. Read More

The Princess 82 making regional debut at Rio Boat Show

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Princess Yachts Brasil are lining up for an impressive Rio Boat Show, kicking off on the 9th April. The Princess 82 Motor Yacht and V62-S will be making their regional debut alongside the Princess 64 and Princess 56 Flybridge. Following her 2013 launch, the 82 Motor Yacht epitomises everything that is Princess. Read More

The official NZ Millennium Cup notice of race is here

Thursday, 10 April 2014

​The preliminary notice of race has been officially launched to industry, 9 April, and we’re inviting superyachts with a taste for adventure to join the dash for line honours. The dates have been set, the courses are being finalised and the 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup is lining up to be one of the best editions of the superyacht regatta, yet. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 now open to the public

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Asia’s largest yachting, boating and luxury lifestyle event, The Singapore Yacht Show, was officially opened by Minister Iswaran this afternoon at ONE°15 Marina Club. Now in its fourth year, the event presents Asia’s largest exhibition of boats and superyachts, as well as supercars, classic cars, fashion, fine art and live entertainment. Read More

Opportunities and challenges In Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Southeast Asia is still a new and uncharted market for the yachting industry, presenting huge opportunities as well as complex challenges for companies seeking to grow their business, Wealth-X CEO Mykolas Rambus said during his speech at the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC) 2014 in Singapore. Read More

H2 to attend the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 4 April 2014

H2 Design has announced their attendance of the Singapore Yacht Show in order to further enhance their activities in Asia. Established in 1994, H2 Yacht Design has been growing ever since and is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and technically competent design teams in the yacht world. Read More

Marie wins St. Barths Bucket

Friday, 4 April 2014

"As the winch turns": a nail biter cliff-hanger finish to the St Barths Bucket Regatta. 55m Ketch Marie, built by Vitters Shipyard in 2010 wins the renowned St Barths Bucket Regatta. Marie’s tactician Tony Rey described: “I didn’t need sun screen because there was so much shade from all the sails around us.Read More

Update: New award show happens to be April Fool’s joke from Dutch and German shipyards

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

On Friday 28th March 2014 the first annual "North European International Superyacht Awards" took place in Sanya during the China Rendezvous. Established in 2014, The North European International Superyacht Awards are today the most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry. Read More

Gearing up for the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Held ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference will provide unrivalled insight into the boating and superyacht sectors in this all- important region. Now in its sixth year, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference has evolved with a revamped format that will provide session streams tailored to both the boating and superyacht sectors. Read More

Art and Superyacht industry a perfect match

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

HISWA Holland Yachting Group has taken part in the world’s most prestigious art and antique fair, TEFAF Maastricht. The event also saw the official start of the new branding campaign: ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’. TEFAF opened on Friday 14 March to record interest and strong sales in all sections. Read More

Admiral Tecnomar at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

​Admiral Tecnomar, Yachting Hub of The Italian Sea Group, will be attending this week for the third year in a row the Hainan Rendez Vous, the 5th edition of China’s yacht, business jet and luxury lifestyle show running from 27th to 30th March 2014 at the Visun Royal Yacht Club in Sanya, Hainan, China. Read More

Auction of Perini photo prints in Hong Kong

Monday, 24 March 2014

On the occasion of “Primavera”, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center Spring Dinner, six original photo prints featuring Perini Navi and Picchiotti yachts will be included in the Silent Auction sponsored by Perini Navi Group and Cypress Group. Read More

Cloud 9 attending the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

Burgess will present the spectacular 60m superyacht Cloud 9 as Worldwide Central Agents for sale and charter on the occasion of the Singapore Yacht Show. Winner of the 2010 ShowBoats Design Awards for Exterior Design and Styling, her distinctive naval livery of dark blue hull and gleaming white superstructure is complemented by an elegant and contemporary interior. Read More

CRN to participate in Hainan

Thursday, 20 March 2014

CRN is set to exhibit at the China Rendez-Vous, 27 to 30 March in Sanya, Hainan for the first time with a stand in the “Superyachts” area. CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, specialises in the construction of fully-customised megayachts, made of steel and aluminium, ranging from 40 and 90 metres. Read More

Palm Beach International Boat Show starts this week

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Highly regarded as one of the top ten yachting events in the U.S., the Palm Beach International Boat Show will deliver the yachting lifestyle to downtown West Palm Beach from March 20 to March 23. The show will feature more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. Read More

Yachts and companies continue to sign up at Singapore Yacht Show

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Award winners and industry leaders are flocking to be on display at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, both in the water and by it. With well over 80 vessels already booked into slips, including 29 yachts over 20m, the Show is expected to be even bigger and more glamorous than in 2013. Those with a taste for larger superyachts should look out for Cloud 9. Read More

Impressive Gulf Craft fleet docks at The Pearl Qatar

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

​Three-day exclusive showcase features three market premieres, including the Majesty 135, Majesty 48 and Waveshuttle 56. Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, has docked in Doha with its most impressive fleet of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft ever to be showcased in Qatar... Read More

Spirit of Tradition photo exhibition at New York Yacht Club

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Stephens Waring Design and Langley Photography are organising a night of gorgeous images and spirited conversation at the New York Yacht Club's "Model Room" in New York City. Robert Stephens and Alison Langley come together this evening to present stunning photography​. Read More

Dutch superyacht industry present at world's most prestigious art fair

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

TEFAF Maastricht, the world's most prestigious art and antiques fair, opened on Friday 14th March to record interest and strong sales in all sections. This followed on from the most successful Private View in the Fair's history, which alone attracted over 10,000 private and institutional collectors from around the world, eager to find new treasures to add to their collections. Read More

The Rolex Swan Cup to run from 8-14 September 2014

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Rolex Swan Cup, held every two years since its debut, has all the key ingredients that define the perfect yachting event: a beautiful venue, an array of passionate owners who are talented sailors, an international fleet, pros and amateurs, a stunning yacht club, a glamorous social programme and a title sponsor known for excellence. Read More

Mediterranean Yacht Show to be held in Nafplion

Friday, 14 March 2014

The Greek Yachting Association will make its first appearance with the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2014. The show is a targeted trade show for professionals dedicating to feature numerous opportunities and to assist yachting businesses with reinforcing competitiveness. Read More

Palma Superyacht Show exceeded all expectations

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

​Palma Superyacht Show 30th April to 4th May 2014 promises a fantastic show in prospect.In only the second year since it began, the 2014 Palma Superyacht Show is unquestionably fulfilling its potential as the Mediterranean’s most attractive ‘season opener’. From an international visitor’s perspective Majorca’s an attractive proposition. Read More

SYT media partner of Taiwan International Boat Show

Monday, 10 March 2014

The first Taiwan International Boat Show will be held from Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the newly inaugurated Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to be media partner of the first Taiwan International Boat Show. "We see tremendous potential is the Taiwanese market", Maarten Janssen comments. Read More

2014 St Barths Bucket News

Monday, 10 March 2014

The entries are in for the 2014 edition of the St Barths Bucket Regatta and we have a great fleet heading to the beautiful island of St Barthélemy. Thirty eight of the world's largest sailing superyachts will gather in Gustavia for three days of great trade wind sailing, wholesome competition, shore side camaraderie and shenanigans. Read More

Video of the Dubai International Boat Show

Friday, 7 March 2014

The 22nd Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opened this week. Two of the largest superyachts in the history of the Dubai International Boat Show are showcased. The 88.5-metre-long superyacht Nirvana, built by Oceanco and the 88 metre Quattroelle, built by Lürssen, is also showcased this year. Read More

Rossinavi makes Asia Debut at Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Making its first major appearance in Asia, Italian company Rossinavi will also be joining the line-up of European yacht builders on display at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show. Rossinavi has quickly made a name for itself through its sleek, technologically advanced and tastefully outfitted superyachts. Read More

Fair Promotion's boat show destination leisure guide

Thursday, 6 March 2014

​Event agency FairPromotion, our Superyacht Clubhouse partner, have published their first boat show destination leisure guide at the Dubai International Boat Show. This guide provides tips and tricks for fancy dining, good bars and spare time activities. For the Dubai leisure guide edition and more tips & tricks, follow them on Facebook… Read More

The 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and Kaohsiung City Government, implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and supported by Taiwan Yacht Industry Association (TYIA), the first Taiwan International Boat Show will be held from Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, May 11, 2014. Read More

Video of Alex Thomson walking up the mast of Hugo Boss

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson has performed a daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, Hugo Boss: He climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean. This is not the first stunt we've seen from Alex - two years ago he completed the "Keel Walk", a stunt that has become famous throughout the world. Read More

First edition of Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup launched

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

It was in the Yacht Club de Monaco lounge, at a conference attended by many leading figures, that Sergei Dobroserdov, CEO of Solar 1, alongside His Excellency Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of Fondation Albert II, Dr. Marco Casiraghi and Bernard d’Alessandri, Secretary General of the Yacht Club de Monaco, unveiled an outline of what to expect . Read More

So!Dalian announces exhibitors and new events

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Shortly after the official launch of SO! DALIAN, the first in a series of new events under the SO! RENDEZVOUS umbrella offered by China Rendez-Vous, founder Delphine Lignieres and her team are proud to announce that they have teamed up with The Polo Life LLC to organize the first ever Beach Polo World Cup in China. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opens today

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The 22nd Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opens today, providing a wide range of activities including exciting prize giveaways, live entertainment, and exclusive dining experiences, along with convenient parking and public transportation. More than 26,000 visitors from the 70 countries are set to attend the region’s largest exhibition. Read More

Asia’s biggest-ever display of boats and superyachts at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Singapore Yacht Show, held during Singapore Maritime Week this year, continues to attract world-leading superyacht and boat brands, consolidating its position as the region’s principal consumer-facing industry event. The Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) returns once again to ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove for its fourth edition in April. Read More

Lürssen joins exhibitors at Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Lürssen is the latest in an expanding roll call of prominent superyacht builders exhibiting at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show. The shipyard, which has launched 50 superyachts, including 10 in excess of 100m, has a strong focus on the east and is looking to tap into the region’s growing affluence and appetite for marine leisure activities. Read More

Biggest Monaco Yacht Show with 118 superyachts in 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s largest showcase of super and megayachts afloat, will be the biggest ever with expanded exhibition area and berthing for 118 superyachts. The MYS floating area has been extended to the port entrance and Quai Rainier 1er Grand Amiral de France, opening space for 118 yachts. Read More

Cape Arrow at the starting line of 2014 RORC Caribbean 600

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

After a demanding Atlantic Ocean crossing, SW 100 Cape Arrow is ready to start her Caribbean Season, with the 2014 edition of the RORC 600 regatta. She will be taking on board the motivated and enthusiastic Russian sailing team – High Spirit. The RORC Caribbean 600 is one of the most renowned offshore regattas. Read More

Permare to bring the Amer 92' Deluxe to Dubai show

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Permare has announced that they are bringing a yacht to the 2014 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. This Amer 92' Deluxe, built for a client who requested for a modern review and reinterpretation of Art Nouveau style, is highly customized, reflecting the owners’ strong personalities. Read More

Avella added to Antibes Yacht Show line-up

Friday, 21 February 2014

The Antibes Yacht Show, which takes place from April 23th -26th in Port Vauban, Antibes, has announced that superyacht Avella will participate in the show. The 33.5 metre Avella, which will be exhibited by Mover Shaker International, has undergone a major refit in 2013, and will be available for charter in the East and West Med. Read More

Nirvana added to Dubai Boat Show line-up

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The largest yacht ever exhibited at the show, Nirvana has been built to exceptional standards. With styling by Sam Sorgiovanni, Nirvana has a number of unique and impressive features: a seven metre swimming pool, a fully certified heli-pad, and an 80 metre Owner’s deck with private Jacuzzi and sundeck.​ Read More

Heesen Yachts expands commercial team

Monday, 17 February 2014

​Heesen Yachts is pleased to announce the appointment of two new managers to their Sales and Marketing team. Mark Cavendish, Heesen’s Sales and Marketing Director will now be assisted by Robert Drontmann in Sales, while Marcel op het Broek will support him in Marketing. Robert boasts twenty years’ experience. Read More

SYT & SYN combine forces to break news in Singapore

Friday, 14 February 2014

SuperYachtTimes.com is proud to announce our partnership with the Singapore Yacht Show, which takes place at the ONE°15 Marina Club from 10 to 13 April 2014. For a second year in a row, we have been named official media partner, and in a first for SuperYachtTimes.com, we’ll be teaming up with our friends at The Superyacht Group. Read More

The Mangusta 110 to debut in Miami this week

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Overmarine Group will present the very first Mangusta 110 model as a world première at the forthcoming Miami Boat Show, which starts tomorrow. It is the first time in Overmarine history that the Group is launching a new model outside its European borders. Read More

Think Yachts, Think Holland

Friday, 7 February 2014

HISWA Holland Yachting Group will take part as sponsor in the most important international art fair TEFAF Maastricht (The European Fine Art Fair). Participation at TEFAF will also be the official start of the new Holland branding campaign: ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’. Read More

Exuma joins the Singapore Yacht Show line up

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) have announced that not one, but two award-winning superyachts have confirmed that they will be joining an already impressive line up of yachts on display. Picchiotti-built 50m M/Y Exuma is being presented by Perini Navi, and Monaco based Fraser Yachts. Read More

Superyacht Vertigo to be exhibited at the Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Alloy Yachts has announced that the Superyacht Vertigo will be exhibited at the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show. Vertigo was delivered in 2011 and is the 7th Largest Sailing Yacht in the World. Vertigo will be shown in collaboration with her Charter Agents, Y.Co, and will be berthed at Dock G-14. Read More 

The 2014 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami’s in-water yacht show, is set for February 13-17 and will attract thousands of people from around the world to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, directly across Collins Avenue from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in the heart of Miami Beach. Read More

Dates announced for 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show

Monday, 27 January 2014

From June 23-26, the 32nd Newport Charter Yacht Show will showcase luxury chartering as an alternative way to enjoy picturesque, perfect-weather getaways in New England. Set in historic Newport, Rhode Island and managed by Newport Exhibition Group, the four-day show is the only one of its kind in the U.S. 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

Phuket International Boat Show displays largest boat line up

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The 11th annual Phuket International Boat Show held at Royal Phuket Marina, reinforced its position as the leading consumer boat show in Asia with multiple sales at the show and strong sales leads reported by exhibitors. The move by the organisers back to the traditional January timing was vindicated immediately with sales. ​Read More

All new Oyster 825 makes world debut at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Presenting the best of British yacht design and construction at boot Dusseldorf (18 – 26 January), Oyster Yachts is set to reveal to the world for the first time the all new Oyster 825. Sleek and splendidly luxurious, she happens also to be the largest sailing yacht at the show. See her in Hall 16, Stand C68. Read More

Original stern of Drettmann Explorer Yacht at Dusseldorf show

Thursday, 16 January 2014

In the summer of 2013, Drettmann laid the keel of a 24 metre explorer yacht at the Dutch Acico shipyard in Enkhuizen. The Explorer, designed by Drettmann Yachts and Focus Yacht Design, will feature a diesel-electric POD drive system. It has been designed for a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 5,000nm. Read More

Pendennis Cup 2014 announcement of fleet

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Initially founded in 2008 the Pendennis Cup has grown year on year, creating a unique opportunity for classic and modern superyachts to showcase their sailing capabilities in the dramatic waters of Cornwall. Each of the four racing days usually brings its own unique set of conditions. “Compared to other regattas we have competed in the racing is good as generally there is plenty of wind". Read More

Dates of China Rendez-Vous announced

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Delphine Lignieres, founder of the successful Hainan Rendez-Vous, has announced that China Rendez-Vous will hold the 5th edition of the event in Dalian from July 3rd to 6th at the East Port Marina. In response to changing market conditions and Chinese HNWIs’ desire for more sophisticated lifestyle offerings, China Rendez-Vous is creating a full suite of events. Read More

Records to be broken at Dubai International Boat Show

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

You can experience record-breaking superyachts, the most majestic powerboats and catamarans, plus the finest in luxury and lifestyle at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show. The show has today announced they are bringing the largest yacht in the show’s history, giving you the rare opportunity to get up close to this magnificent vessel. Read More

The Continental III 26.00 arrived in Dusseldorf

Monday, 13 January 2014

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts' new Continental III 26.00 Raised Pilothouse will make her international debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2014. The yacht has already made her way to the indoor boat show, where she will be one of the largest yachts on display this year. Read More

Superyacht Industry Supports Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 10 January 2014

The 2014 Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) is continuing to show strong growth, with further superyacht industry leaders lining up to participate in the event. Now Asia’s largest and most popular boat and yacht show, it is perhaps no surprise that more and more international exhibitors from the top end of the sector are coming on board. Read More

Cloud 9 to be on display in Singapore

Friday, 10 January 2014

A wide array of beautiful yachts will be on display at the heart of the Show and the superyacht berths are rapidly filling. Burgess, returning to SYS for the third time, have confirmed the attendance of the spectacular 60m M/Y Cloud 9, built by CMN. She is a stunning and popular yacht well-acquainted with Asia. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show opens its doors

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), opened its doors to an expected 5,000 visitors from 9th to 12th January at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina. A four-day festival of everything marine and lifestyle, PIMEX shines the light on Thailand's marine leisure tourism industry and the Island's leading position as the marine hub of Asia. Read More

Video of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Yesterday we already published some spectacular photos of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and we can now show you a video of the race. he 94-boat fleet featured five 100 foot maxis, three Volvo 70s, seven former race winners and a seriously competitive lineup across the fleet. Read More

Spectacular photos from the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The 69th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race shaped up early to be one of the most exciting editions on record. The 94-boat fleet featured five 100 foot maxis, three Volvo 70s, seven former race winners and a seriously competitive lineup across the fleet. Several newly-launched boats came to the race as ‘dark horses’. Read More

Dusseldorf prepares for 2014 edition

Monday, 6 January 2014

Despite the still-tense situation in international boating and watersports markets, Messe Düsseldorf looks forward to boot 2014 with optimism. Bookings from the exhibiting sector of the economy give reason to expect good occupancy for the 17 trade fair halls with their total exhibition space of 213,000 square meters. Read More

NMMA Postpones Superyacht Lifestyle Miami Event to 2015

Monday, 6 January 2014

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announces the postponement of Superyacht Lifestyle Miami (SLM) to February 2015. In consideration of the strong interest from potential exhibitors, sponsors, our members and the superyacht industry, we are postponing our Superyacht Lifestyle Miami event to February 2015 to better accommodate their needs,” says NMMA President, Thom Dammrich. Read More

US Superyacht Association hosts Captains Briefing

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The U. S. Superyacht Association (USSA) has announced its dates for the 9th Annual Captains Briefing and Reception that will take place January 22 & 23, 2014. The annual event will be based out of IGY’s Yacht Club at Isle de Sol Marina in St. Maarten, N.A. This seasonal favorite continues to offer a unique opportunity to network. Read More

Success of the 13th Annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous held in Phuket

Thursday, 2 January 2014

“It was an amazing sight – one in a million!” enthused Captain Charlie Dwyer. “Looking out at eleven of the world’s beautiful Superyachts moored directly in front of our new home at ‘Kata Rocks’ in the spectacular Kata Bay.” Captain Charlie and Gordon Fernandes have been organizing the prestigious annual Rendezvous in Phuket, Thailand. Read More

Asia Pacific Superyacht and Boating Conference expanded

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Asia Pacific Superyacht and Boating Conference (APSBC) will be an expanded sixth edition of the annual conference alongside the Singapore Yacht Show. In keeping with the highly popular widened scope of the Show, the forum now includes a range of topics relevant to the whole boating industry, whilst maintaining a separate stream focusing on the superyacht industry. The Asian appetite for the marine leisure lifestyle grows. Read More

The Palma Superyacht Show 2014

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Following on from the successful first edition of the Palma Superyacht Brokerage & Charter Show held in May this year in Mallorca, Spain, the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) have extended their allocated area within the boat show for 2014. The show will still be for motor and sailing yachts over 24m available for sale. Read More

Preparation underway of the 13th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Organizers and Sponsors are in their final days of preparation and the anticipation of the 13th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous is all-consuming. Most of the yachts have arrived, captains, crew and VIP guests are flying in from all over the world to make sure they are involved in three days of sun, sailing and socializing. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 selling out fast

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

​With four months to go until opening day of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) next April, the whole of the on-water display area that was used for this year's show is nearly sold out. Encompassing dedicated sections for luxury goods, property, and marine accessories as well as luxury boat and superyacht companies. Read More ​

New Phuket Yacht Charter & Brokerage Show – dates announced

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Following a tremendous surge of interest in the new yacht show announced earlier this year for Phuket, the destination hub for cruising and chartering yachts, the organisers have just announced that the dates for this much-anticipated inaugural event. Read More

Record visitor turnout at 2013 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A busy Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show came to a close with a record visitor turnout and strong trade reported. Held 22 to 24 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the 2013 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show was the second edition and the biggest and best yet. The show attracted 4,334 visitors to the three-day Show. Read More

Superyacht Vibrant Curiosity donates to YachtAid Global

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

As a member of the IGY Anchor Club Loyalty Program created by IGY Marinas, Vibrant Curiosity has been racking up points since January 2012 while docking at an IGY owned marina. IGY Anchor Club members earn points for simply docking at an IGY marina, the 42k+ points equating to approximately 40 nights of dockage. Read More

New yachting association formed in Greece

Friday, 29 November 2013

We have just received news that a new yachting association has been formed, Greek Yachting Association (GYA). The GYA is founded by Greek yachting professionals involved in the Charter, Brokerage, Management, Insurance and Construction of large yachts. The GYA and its members represent over 90% of the crewed charter yachts in Greece. Read More

Photo gallery of the SYT METS Networking 2013 party

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

This year's edition was bigger than ever. The event, which was made possible thanks to our valued sponsors: Lift Emotion, MING System, Diana Yacht Design, RPM, Struik & Hamerslag, Wolz Nautic, Oculus Technologies, Mr Smith and Palumbo MSY, attracted oved 300 captains, designers, builders, and suppliers. Read More

The importance of the Hainan Rendezvous for the luxury market in China

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

China has been recognised for some time as a market with exceptional potential for growth and a population with a voracious appetite for luxury experiences. Acting as a central focus point for that ground swell of interest in the yachting industry, the Hainan Rendezvous has been a critical factor in matching this consumer market. Read More

Record breaking edition of the METS

Monday, 25 November 2013

It is often said that the METS exhibition in Amsterdam sets the tone for the year ahead for the leading maritime equipment suppliers. Its timing in mid-November and the fact that METS is the largest single gathering of its kind in the world gives the clearest possible indication of the state of the industry. Read More

Interview with the QIBS Organisers

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

​“Our country is surrounded by 90% of water, so a boat show here makes a lot of sense”, Faysal Mikati, Vice President of Snow Comms comments, when we ask him how the idea for the show was born. “We have been working on it for two years, and the idea was born out of a passion for boating amongst the partners in the company”. Read More

Video of final day of QIBS 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Last week's Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2013 welcomed around 100 international and local exhibitors attending, 150 boats on display, 5 global and regional launches and an estimated 15,000 visitors.

NMMA announces Superyacht Lifestyle Miami

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the creation of Superyacht Lifestyle Miami (SLM), an experiential exhibit of some of the world’s most beautiful yachts and luxury products. Read More

Qatar's Commerce Minister visits first QIBS

Monday, 18 November 2013

The first edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) has welcomed the Minister of Economy and Commerce, H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, to the event which has been held in Lusail Marina, Doha, over the past week from November 12th to 16th. Read More

Interview with Princess Yachts at the QIBS

Monday, 18 November 2013

At last week’s QIBS I met up with Simon Colebrooke, International Sales Manager for Princess Yachts, looking after the Middle East region. I asked him about the yard’s history in Qatar. ​​ ​“We have been active here for about three years. We have seen the interest in our products grow, with increased sales". Read More

Spectacular Fly-board performance at QIBS

Monday, 18 November 2013

Visitors to the Qatar International Boat 2013, being held at Lusail Marina, Doha, from 12th to 16th November, were thrilled with a display of flyboarding – a unique sport featuring a board that uses water jets powered by a Jet ski to propel its operator into the air as high as 10 metres. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with Sunseeker Middle East

Friday, 15 November 2013

”Qatar is at the stage where its booming tremendously. What is important to understand from the market point of view, is that it is obviously the first boat show here, and that lots of manufacturers were willing to participate”, says Arif Oomer of Sunseeker Middle East, when we ask him about his experience at the Qater International Boat Show. Read More

Live from Qatar: Q&A with Sanlorenzo

Friday, 15 November 2013

At the Qatar International Boat Show, we asked Sanlorenzo Middle East's president Dr. Riccardo Tumbiolo 4 questions about the Middle Eastern Market potential for Sanlorenzo. Read More

British Ambassador shows support at Qatar International Boat Show

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2013, being held at Lusail Marina, Doha, from November 12th to 16th, got a surprise visitor when the British Ambassador to Qatar, Nicholas Hopton turned up with some of his family on the second day of the show. Read More

The SYT METS Network Party

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Every year, SuperYachtTimes.com hosts the SYT Network Party during the METS for superyacht professionals, and this year's edition will be bigger than ever. This year, we picked another great location, that offers a stunning view over the old town, and we are counting on some 300 captains, designers, builders, suppliers, you name it!. Read More

Live from Qatar: Photo gallery day two

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2013 hosts events both on land and in the water, with around 100 international and local exhibitors attending, 150 boats on display, 5 global and regional launches and an estimated 15,000 visitors. Read More

Live from Qatar: Benetti offering close shipyard experience

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Benetti opened office in the Middle East early this year, with the intention to consolidate the yard’s relationship with their clients in the region, and to provide a close shipyard experience to those clients during the construction process. We met up with Benetti Yachts Middle East’s Nabil El Jammal. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with Bush & Noble

Thursday, 14 November 2013

We are a consultancy brokerage company based in Dubai”, Brett Noble of Bush & Noble starts off when we ask him about his company. “We have been in the region for over 5 years, and we predominantly do brokerage within GCC region. Larger yachts, smaller boats, we do project management, consultancy, pretty much cross a range as an yacht company”. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with the FIPA Group

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

On day one of the Qatar International Boat Show, SuperYachtTimes.com’s Merijn de Waard met up with Rudolf Berglehner of FIPA’s sales department, to briefly discuss the company’s history attendance in the region. “Being here in this region now, is a new step for us". Read More

Live from Qatar: Photo gallery day one

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2013, which being held at Lusail Marina in Lusail City from November 12th to 16th, kicked off yesterday. SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn de Waard is at the show, and took these photos of Day 1. Read More

Live from Qatar: Interview with Gulf Craft

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

"Gulf Craft’s Qatar market is increasing day by day, month by month, with an increasing number of our yachts being delivered to Qatar”, Gulf Craft’s Mahmoud Itani commented when we asked him about doing business in Qatar. On display at the Qatar International Boat Show by Gulf Craft are the Majesty 121 and Majesty 70. Read More

Live from Qatar: Ulysse Nardin's stong link to yachting

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

One of the best known luxury brands at the Qatar International Boat Show is Ulysse Nardin. We met up with Christophe Chorao, Area Manager Middle East. “The relationship between Ulysse Nardin and the yachting industry is very important to us. We have always been linked to boats..". Read More

Qatar International Boat Show 2013 beyond expectations

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2013, being held at Lusail Marina in Lusail City from November 12th to 16th, is already surpassing expectations with bookings already being taken for the 2014 edition of the show, even before this year’s inaugural event has begun. Read More

Princess Yachts to bring the new 82 Motor Yacht to Dusseldorf

Thursday, 7 November 2013

UK-based yacht builder Princess Yachts International is looking ahead to the forthcoming Boot Düsseldorf –taking place at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in Germany from 18 -– 26 January 2014,– where it will showcase nine stunning models from its expanding motor yacht portfolio. Read More

METS sells out the SuperYacht Pavilion

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Marine Equipment Trade Show, better known as the METS, tells us they have completely sold out the show's SuperYacht Pavilion. With over 230 new exhibitors the show has more to offer visitors than ever. For the third time in a row, SuperYachtTimes.com will be hosting a superyacht industry network party. Read More

Yare returns to Viareggio from February 3rd to 7th 2014

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

for the superyacht sector is coming back to Viareggio and Marina di Carrara from February 3rd to 7th 2014. YARE’s main goal is to be more and more focused on strengthening the relationship between the yards, the supplying chain and the real decision makers of the refit activities: Captains and superyacht managers. Read More

US debut for two new American built superyachts

Friday, 1 November 2013

Two US built superyachts are debuting this week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Trinity Finish Line is a custom designed 120’ (36.7m) raised pilothouse superyacht with aluminum hull and superstructure. Finish Line represents the proud realization of her American owner. Read More

54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” is hosting the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which started today, and runs to Nov 4, 2013. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. SuperYachtTimes.com's Merijn de Waard is at the show. Read More

Shipping delay alters superyacht debut schedule

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Horizon RP110 raised pilothouse superyacht Andrea VI, originally slated to debut at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), will be unable to attend the show due to a shipping delay into the U.S. The RP110’s official debut is now scheduled for the 2014 Palm Beach International Boat Show. Read More

US premiere for the new 24-metre Azimut at FLIBS

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

At the next Fort Lauderdale Boat Show the US premiere for the new 24-metre exhibited by Azimut Yachts and the US dealer MarineMax. Developed on the experience of the recent, larger vessels, the Azimut 80 features exterior design by Stefano Righini while the design of interiors was handled by Achille Salvagni Architetti. Read More

B.A.S.E. jumping from a superyacht mast

Friday, 18 October 2013

The RED BULL team shows us the most thrilling way to descent from a mast on a superyacht, jumping from the top! The yacht in the video is the Dijkstra 110 Classic Sloop Annagine. The classic 33.90 m aluminium sloop, Annagine was designed by Dijkstra & Partners and built by JOM in Holland for an experienced owner. Read More

The Hainan takeover

Thursday, 17 October 2013

In just its fourth year, the buzz around the Hainan Rendez-Vous speaks volumes. How does an event build this much anticipation is such a small time frame? We delved deeper to uncover the gems in this show with such a firm grip on the eastern crown. It began in Beijing, with a decision to create a global luxury destination, Hainan. Read More

Europe and China Initiate collaboration at 2014 Hainan Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The 2014 Hainan Rendez-Vous's Press Conference and Investment Fair was first showed in Europe during the Monaco Yacht Show in the morning of Sept. 25. Ms. Catherine, Monaco ambassador to China attended the conference. Yacht Club de Monaco and many leading yacht brands participated the conference. Read More

Celebrations at the annual Fraser Yachts Captains’ Dinner and Awards

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The recent Monaco Yacht Show saw the 13th Fraser Yachts Captains’ Dinner take place at the Monaco Yacht Club. The Dinner is an annual event to thank the Captains and crew who work so hard for their guests throughout the year. Guests were once again welcomed by a champagne reception with music provided by the band Lost Bruvas. Read More

Feadship Blue Sky to be on display at Xiamen show

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The China Xiamen International Boat Show has announced that the show will be held at Xiamen Wuyuanwan Bay, from November 8th to 11th. The largest yacht at the show will be Blue Sky, delivered in 2013 by Feadship. Created in 2008, the China Xiamen International Boat Show (CXIBS) has developed fast. Read More

Another successful edition of the 53rd Genoa Boat Show

Monday, 7 October 2013

750 exhibitors, 180,000 square metre display area, 1,000 boats and 100 novelties during the five-day show, 114,870 visitors, 14 conferences, 26 events open to the public, 60 laboratories at the Sea Experience Stage, more than 550 meetings for professionals from 14 countries, more than 1,200 seatrials. Read More

Yacht Club de Monaco organised Captains’ Forum

Friday, 4 October 2013

For the Monaco Yacht Show, the Yacht Club de Monaco organised one of its Captains’ Forums, in collaboration with Only Yacht, inviting superyacht captains to take part in two debates. Chaired by Jean-Louis Bissuel, International Maritime Consultant, the first debate discussed new measures relating to VAT on charters. Read More

Worldwide recognition for Maltese Falcon in Monaco

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Maltese Falcon, a sailing work of art that stands out even from a distance, once again proved that it remains unrivalled as it has been declared winner of the 50 finest superyachts ever! The yacht was awarded the first Baccarat Superyacht World Trophy to SY Maltese Falcon in a ceremony that was held in Monaco on the 26th of September. Read More

On the road to Monte Carlo with the RWD Auto Tour

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Just after dawn on a crisp September morning, a procession of classic and modern supercars departed from the illustrious surroundings Royal Automobile Club’s Country residence in Epsom, Surrey. Destined to arrive into Monte Carlo in time for the start of the Monaco Yacht Show 72 short hours later. Read More

Benetti receives RINA Award by Prince Albert of Monaco

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

On the closing date of the Monaco Boat Show 2013, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco awarded superyacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize for the solutions studied and adopted in the field of environment protection. Read our full review of superyacht Ocean Paradise in our new iPad magazine​. Read More

Exclusive Sea Lounge Cocktail on-board the Columbus 40M in Monaco

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Columbus Yachts, the builder of the brand new Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid, and SuperYachtsLondon, the central agents for the line and sellers of hull numbers one and two, will host an exclusive Sea Lounge Cocktail onboard the brand new Columbus 40M superyacht which arrived in Monaco on sunday. Read More

Fraser Yachts wins the Riviera Polo Cup 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

This weekend Fraser Yachts entered a team in the inaugural Riviera Polo Cup, held at the Domaine de Pijaubert in Callian in the Var. Three matches were played before a large crowd of around 200 spectators. The three teams were from Fraser Yachts, Scapa Sports and the Riviera Polo Club. Read More

Hainan Visun Rendez-Vous to Attend 23rd Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

China Visun Group today announced that the firm will attend the 23rd Monaco Yacht Show in the Principality of Monaco on September 25, along with its subsidiaries Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club and Hainan Visun Rendez-Vous Ltd. The Monaco Yacht Show is an annual milestone event for the global luxury yacht and luxury industry. Read More

Cannes welcomed 50,000 visitors this year

Friday, 20 September 2013

Le Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, which took place between 10th and 15th September 2013 on the bay of Cannes, has been declared a resounding success by exhibitors, visitors and the managing companies of the show, the Federation des industries nautiques (FIN) and Reed Expositions. 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

Monaco Yacht Show to grow in 2014

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

While the 23rd Monaco Yacht Show is about to unveil 103 exceptional superyachts, its organisers already announce 15 additional berths for 2014. The MYS will extend its berth capacities to host four 35-m yachts, four 40-m yachts, one 45-m unit, two yachts of 50 meters, one of 68-m, one of 90-m and two 120-m superyachts! Read More

Vripack presenting unique Pop-Up Gallery at MYS

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Vripack is presenting an unique Pop-Up Gallery, located in the Dutch Pavilion booth QD8, at next weeks Monaco Yacht Show. "Like last year, our gallery will be innovative with special features that can be seen as a creative wink to the yachting industry", Nienke Tromp comments. Read More

Creole triumphs at Monaco Classic Week 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

An exceptional turn-out beneath blue skies ensured the 11th edition of Monaco Classic Week, organised in collaboration with Credit Suisse and Paul and Shark, will long be remembered as a total success. Creole, helmed by Allegra Gucci, received the Monaco Classic Week Trophy for her return to racing in the Principality after a 20-year absence. Read More

Videos of Day 04 and 05 of the Cannes Boat Show

Monday, 16 September 2013

The Cannes Yacht Show AKA the Festival de Plaisance, has come to a close this weekend. With over 580 boats on display in two exceptional sites; the Vieux Port for new builds and Port Pierre Canto for brokerage yachts, the show is billed as “Europe’s leading in-water boat show”. Read More

Feadship Heritage Fleet celebrates first public event

Monday, 16 September 2013

Officially founded in April this year, the Feadship Heritage Fleet has celebrated its first public event with a gathering during the Monaco Classic Week. This specially organised event attracted members keen to play an active part in this association for owners of Feadships that are more than thirty years old. 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

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 Monaco Yacht Show 2013, our editor's choice

Friday, 13 September 2013

With a record attendance of 33,000 participants in 2012, the MYS is the unique occasion in the year to meet the top managers of yachting companies and discover the latest high technology nautical products and luxury yachting services. SYT editor Maarten shares his 'Must-See' shortlist of yachts at the show. 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

The first edition of the Qatar International Boat Show

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The first edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) 2013 will take place from the 12-16 November at the Lusail Marina located within Lusail City. The marina is operated by Dubai-based marina developer and manager Mourjan Marinas. QIBS 2013 promises to provide an industry networking platform. Read More

Swan 90 Altair taking a victorious first place in Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded at the weekend in Porto Cervo, with Swan 90 Altair taking a victorious first place in the Maxi Racing/Cruising division and winning the Asprey crafted Swan Maxi Class Trophy. Italian Swan 90 Altair was competing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup for the second year running. Read More

Video of Day 01 of the Cannes Boat Show

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

With more 580 boats on display in water and on land and more 150 world premiere editions, the three exceptional French Riviera sites, the ‘Vieux Port’, ‘Port Pierre Canto’ and the "Riviera", located at either end of the famous Croisette in Cannes, are just right for hosting Europe’s leading in-water boat show. Read More

The Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2013 a success

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2013 has helped put a fresh wind in the sails of the watersports sector. A survey among the exhibitors indicated more requests for tenders and sea trials than last year. A number of yachtbuilders and importers sold one or more yachts during the event. Read More

Global brands confirm places for Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The fourth edition of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) returns once again to the ONEº15 Marina Club at Sentosa Cove from the 10th - 13th of April next year, showcasing a larger and more diverse selection of brands than ever before. The show has also announced three new teammembers. Read More

Visit superyacht Onyx in Cannes this week

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Jimmy Broddesson of SuperYachtsLondon, and Axel Douqué of Ocean Independence, are bringing superyacht Onyx to Cannes this week. The yacht was built by Sanlorenzo in 2009, and is currently for sale with an asking price of € 9,900,000. Onyx has just completed a highly successful charter season, bringing in over € 800,000 in charter fees. Read More

Bluewater brings 2B and Raasta II to the Cannes Boat Show

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Bluewater will be exhibiting two yachts in Port Pierre Canto, near Palm Beach during the Cannes Boat Show. Attended by over 45,000 visitors over 6 days the show is open from the 10th to 15th September 2013. The first yacht is 2B, a genuine ship with the volume, equipment, capability and construction, rarely found on a platform of this size. 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

The Superyacht Clubhouse opening party in Amsterdam

Monday, 9 September 2013

​The Superyacht Company team, publishers of SuperYachtTimes.com, and the entire team of Oculus Technologies, celebrated the opening of the Superyacht Clubhouse on Friday, and were joined by over 70 invited guests. Friends, family and industry icons joined in the new clubhouse. Read More

Monaco Classic Week starts in 5 days

Friday, 6 September 2013

First held in 1994, Monaco Classic Week took shape from an idea of the Yacht Club de Monaco to mark the first motor-boat meetings of 1904 to celebrate ten years at the helm of Club President Prince Albert II. From the outset, this biennial event has made its mark as a major and unique occasion. Read More

The ultimate testing ground and showcase for Maxis

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Owned and helmed by individuals used to success outside of sport, sailed by outstanding professional talent and designed by architectural visionaries, the world’s most impressive monohull yachts - known in the sailing community as Maxis - are admired for their speed, elegance and power. Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2013 Day 2: Consistency counts

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Light conditions continue to characterize the 24th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. For day 2 of racing and under a consistent 6-8 knot breeze, the Race Committee organized two short but testing windward/leeward races for the Mini Maxis and Wally classes while the remainder of the 37-strong fleet contested a 25-nm coastal course. Read More

Silencio victorious in the Perini Navi Cup 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sunshine and a light but stable breeze accompanied the final and decisive race of the fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup. The event, organized biennially by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and reserved for yachts from the prestigious Italian Perini Navi shipyard, saw victory go to the 50-metre Silencio. Read More

Bold statements of intent at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Following a delayed start to racing, all yachts were dispersed on a coastal course of either 25 or 17-nm in length, both of which comprised classic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup landmarks: a passage through Capo Ferro and roundings of Monaci and Secca di Tre Monti before the return to the finish in Porto Cervo. Read More

RMK and Hot Lab at the Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 2 September 2013

RMK Marine and Hot Lab Yacht & Design will bring a scale model of their latest joint superyacht project to Monaco, the RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer concept, featuring modern lines, soft curves and an uncluttered look and feel. The yacht has a vast aft deck specially designed to accommodate a tender of up to 10.2 metre. Read More

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup starts today

Monday, 2 September 2013

​The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: sunny clime, rocky outcrops, ideal wind conditions and high-class sailing. 2013 marks the 24th edition of the world’s premiere rendezvous for Maxi yachts held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Five days of racing on the Costa Smeralda commences today with 37 eye-catching Maxi yachts. Read More

Storms put racing on hold at Perini Cup

Saturday, 31 August 2013

After keeping the fleet waiting for stable conditions, the Race Committee was forced to abandon racing on the starting line as continuous squalls travelled along the north-eastern coast of Sardinia bringing gusting winds, rain and lightning. Crews returned to the regatta village sporting the wind jackets from the Grenoble collection. Read More

Video of Day 03 of the Perini Navi Cup

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Bad weather forced crews to return to the regatta village, sporting the wind jackets from the Grenoble collection provided for all participants by main sponsor Moncler. Moncler specially created the official clothing for the entire event using the red, white and blue of the French tricolour, symbol of the brand. Read More

P2 takes line honours, Silencio leads the overall classification

Friday, 30 August 2013

An imposing fleet of Perini Navi yachts took to the waters off Porto Cervo today for the first day of racing of the Perini Navi Cup 2013. The fifth edition of the biennial event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, is open to yachts designed and built by the prestigious Italian shipyard and will run through Saturday 31st August. Read More

Photo gallery of day one of the Perini Navi Cup

Friday, 30 August 2013

Light winds of approximately 8 knots accompanied the fleet on a coastal course of approximately 13 miles that saw them cross the starting line off Porto Cervo bound for the Secca Tre Monti rock. Have a look at these stunning photos taken by Studio Borlenghi, courtesy of Perini Navi. Read More

Video of Day 01 of the Perini Navi Cup

Friday, 30 August 2013

The Perini Navi Cup is an inshore regatta for sailing yachts built by Perini Navi. It is a wonderful chance for owners and crew to get to know each other and their yachts and is also a unique occasion for these exceptional yachts to challenge each other for sport and fun and in safe conditions. Read More

Video of Day 02 of the Perini Navi Cup

Friday, 30 August 2013

Fifteen Perini Navi sailing yachts have gathered this week in Porto Cervo for the event which is open only to yachts built by the renowned Viareggio shipyard. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the regatta combines spectacular sailing with an exclusive rendezvous for the owners that make up the “Perini family”. Read More

The 830 tender by Hunton to be unveiled in Cannes

Thursday, 29 August 2013

During the 36th edition of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, the 830 tender by Hunton will be officially presented to guests. Hunton, is a British luxury powerboats and tenders manufacturer, recently announced that the 830 tender will be displayed at Quai Max Laubeuf, stands 028 and 127. The 830 has a top speed of 50 knots and outboard/inboard options. Read More

Double US debut for Vicem in Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Vicem sends word that that will have two superyachts on display at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The first is the 32.5 metre Vicem 107 Moni. The 107 Cruiser bears the three hallmarks of every Vicem yacht: a classic timeless design, unmatched craftsmanship with a commitment to total customization. Read More

Benetti to bring superyacht Checkmate to Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Benetti are bringing superyacht Checkmate to Fort Lauderdale this fall, where visitors of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be able to admire her. With an LOA slightly over 44 metres, this magnificent charter vessel offers an wide selection of luxury amenities, all wrapped up in a wonderfully stylish package. Read More

Superyachts taking part in the Perini Navi Cup 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

These are the Perini Navi yachts that will be taking part in the three days of regattas that will comprise the fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup, the regatta reserved for sailing yachts from the Perini Navi fleet which is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season. Read More

Perini Navi Cup 2013 starts today

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup, a fleet regatta for sailing yachts from the renowned Italian shipyard, will take place from today. The event, organized in collaboration with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, will see three days of intense racing around the spectacular coastal courses of the La Maddalena Archipelago. Read More

The preliminary Perini Cup programme

Monday, 26 August 2013

​The Perini Navi Cup is a regatta dedicated exclusively to Perini yachts that for a few intense days gather to challenge each other in the Mediterranean Sea. Read the priliminary programme here. The Perini Navi Cup 2013 Porto Cervo is held from August 28th - 31st, 2013​. Read More

The Antibes Yacht Show announces new dates for 2014

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Antibes Yacht Show has announced its dates for the 2014 edition. The show will take place from April 24th -27th in Port Vauban, Antibes. Due to the busy boat show schedule and to accommodate the professionals and yachts, the show dates might still change slightly, and move to 23rd to 26th of April 2014 instead. Read More

Swan Challenge Trophy win for Swan 80 Plis Play

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A total of 14 Swan yachts graced the Rolex Fastnet Race last week with Swan 80 Plis Play being the first Swan to cross the finish line in Plymouth, winning the coveted Swan North European Challenge Trophy. The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club is the world’s largest offshore yacht race. Read More

Monte Carlo Yachts 86 to debut in Cannes

Monday, 19 August 2013

Designed by the Italian studio Nuvolari & Lenard, the MCY 86 is the new flagship of the fleet in the collection of Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) models. She is about to make her public debut at the Cannes Boat Show in September. The yacht is powered by twin 1,342kW MAN engines that give her a top speed of 29 knots. Read More

First Taiwan International Boat Show announced

Friday, 16 August 2013

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and Kaohsiung City Government, implemented by TAITRA and supported by Taiwan Yacht Industry Association (TYIA), the first Taiwan International Boat Show will be held from Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the newly inaugurated Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. Read More

List of yachts attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 15 August 2013

A high-end quality of the show guaranteed by the strict selection of the exhibiting companies: 500 major companies in the luxury yachting and 105 spectacular super and megayachts afloat exhibited every year. The show has just released details of the first confirmed superyachts attending this year's show. Read More

Cruise for a good cause aboard former US presidential yacht

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

On Friday, September 6, 2013, YachtAid Global is celebrating the 34th annual America’s Cup races at its Cruise for a Cause fundraiser aboard Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht—the U.S.S. Potomac which holds a rich history of memories from the Great Depression and the jazz era. Read More

Mangusta 94 yacht series to debut in Cannes

Monday, 12 August 2013

The brand new Mangusta 94 series will be shown for the first time at the Cannes Boat Show in September. The Mangusta 94 measures just under 30 metres in length and is a completely new model. The Mangusta 94 is the natural evolution of the Mangusta maxi open yachts, combining racy, sporty lines with new features. Read More

Superyacht 2B to attend the Cannes Boat Show

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Bluewater tells us that superyacht 2​B will be exhibiting at the Cannes Boat Show, 10th - 15th September 2013. 2B is a genuine ship with the volume, equipment, capability and construction, rarely found on a platform of this size. 2B offers accommodation up to 8 guests in her four spacious cabins, is in mint condition and never chartered. Read More

Dahm International to bring two sailing yachts to Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

At this year's Monaco Yacht Show, which runs from 25 to 28 September 2013, Monaco-based Dahm International will once again present two sailing yachts for sale. The luxurious schooner Lady Thuraya was built by the German shipyard Lubbe Voss and Lunstroo Design in 1982 as Borkumriff II. Read More

Superyacht Event to make her world premier at the Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The avant-garde Amels 60-metre designed by Tim Heywood, Event, will make her world premier at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. The yacht will be on display in cooperation with Imperial who are responsible for the charter management. Amels managing director Rob Luijendijk said: “Event is a benchmark in superyacht exterior design". Read More 

Fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup fast approaching

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

As of today there are twenty Perini Navi yachts enrolled for the three days of regattas that will comprise the fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup, the regatta reserved for sailing yachts from the Perini Navi fleet which is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season. The regatta will be held from August 28th to 31st. Read More

Novelties at the 53rd Genoa International Boat Show

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The 53rd Genoa International Boat Show - which will be taking place from October 2 through 6, 2013 – has a new calendar schedule, an innovative layout, a variety of exhibition areas, new services and an important commitment to create a dialogue with Genoa itself. The layout of the show has also been redesiged, which, this year, will see more boats. Read More

Sevenstar Yacht Transport new sponsor of Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Back on the event program for the 2013 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, sponsored by Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards, Asia Pacific Superyachts and Kata Rocks, is a special Crew Party for the participating Superyachts on the final evening of the 18th of December. The event is sponsored by Sevenstar Yacht Transport. Read More

Another successful Club Yachting Life International Regatta edition

Monday, 29 July 2013

Eleven beautiful sailing yachts, including 6 super yachts up to 41 metres in size, met from 30th of May to the 2nd of June 2013 at the 26th Club Yachting Life International Regatta (CYLI) hosted by dahm international. The Monaco based brokerage company is the only one in the world to host such a yearly sailing event for its clients. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show and Royal Phuket Marina partner for five years

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) has secured its home for the future with the signing of a five-year Host Venue agreement with Royal Phuket Marina (RPM), the award-winning 5-star marina and luxury lifestyle destination on Phuket’s east coast. Having recently announced the dates for 2014 being moved to the popular 9th to 12th January timing, organisers are laying strong foundations. Read More

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to be held in September

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Always one of the most eye-catching and momentous events in the international sailing calendar, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is an astonishing line up of design, power and prowess. The 24th edition of the event – the world’s most important meeting of Maxi yachts – will take place from 1-7 September. Read More

Silencio gets new set of sails in time for 2013 Perini Cup

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Complete with a set of new sails, the striking 50m Silencio recently showed off her true potential by reaching shy of 19 knots in a recent sea trial. A hot contender in the Perini Cup this August in Porto Cervo, with each race that takes place, she has proved to be a fast and stable cruiser, comfortable on water and ideal for racing. Read More

Monaco Classic Week combines yachting and lifestyle

Monday, 22 July 2013

From 11 to 15 September 2013, the elite from the classic sail and motor yacht world will descend on Port Hercule, scene of major 20th century innovation trials, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Yacht Club de Monaco. The latter took over from the Société des Régates de Monaco founded in 1888. Read More

Oxygène Yachts' AIR 77 to be unveiled in Cannes

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

This year's Cannes Boat Show, will see the world premiere of Oxygène Yachts' AIR 77. Frédéric Sarfati on design and Raphaël Krepser on production both wanted to create a catamaran that would blend in with its surroundings while also offering a surprisingly spacious living area. Read More

Captain’s Briefing at the San Diego International Boat Show

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

While the San Diego International Boat show was open to the public and displaying numerous power and sailing vessels, the San Diego Super Yachts Association hosted a Captain’s Briefing for Captain’s and crew of various large yachts, many of which were en route to San Francisco for the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup races. Read More

Azimut 80 to premiere at Cannes boat show

Friday, 12 July 2013

Azimut will premier the new Azimut 80 at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show. The new Azimut 80 is the first yacht over than 72 feet designed entirely at Azimut’s headquarters in Avigliana, Italy. Developed on the experience of the recent, larger vessels, the Azimut 80 features exterior design by Stefano Righini. Read More

New Charter Yacht Show announced for the Asia Pacific Region

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have confirmed the launch of a new charter yacht show, to be hosted annually at Phuket Yacht Haven in Thailand. The inaugural show, to be held in mid-December 2014, will combine the best aspects of yacht charter, boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. 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

Sanlorenzo to kick off the boat show season in Cannes

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sanlorenzo will kick off the new nautical season at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes on 10th September, followed by the Monaco Yacht Show, The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and the Genoa Boat Show. The Italian yard will bring an impressive line-up of yachts to Cannes this year. Read More.

Lelantina wins 600 mile Camper and Nicholsons Trophee Bailli de Suffren

Friday, 5 July 2013

The 26 metre classic schooner Lelantina was declared winner of the 600 mile Camper and Nicholsons Trophee Bailli de Suffren last night at Camper and Nicholsons Grand Harbour Marina in Birgu. Dignitaries including the French Ambassador to Malta and the Mayor of Birgu made up an audience of over 300 people. Read More

Dates 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31-Nov 4, 2013. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. The show Covers six locations and over 3 million square feet of space. 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

Magnificent racing at the Superyacht Cup

Thursday, 27 June 2013

It was a supermooon that rose over the Es Baluard Museum where the prize giving dinner was held on Saturday night, it was the closest that we will see the moon to the earth this year and the perfect symbol to celebrate not only the longest day of the year, but the end to the 2013 Superyacht Cup in Palma. Read More

61st Giraglia Rolex Cup defined by intense competition

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Evoking a sense of history and enchantment, the most recent edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, which ran from 14-22 June, also reserved dramatic action. Attracting an eye-catching mix of new designs and historic entrants, the 61st running of this Mediterranean classic was defined by intense competition throughout the fleet. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 dates announced

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Fresh from the success of this year's Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) in April, the organisers have just announced the dates for the fourth edition of this rapidly growing regional yachting and boating showpiece, which will run from the 10th to the 13th April 2014. The 2014 event will continue to build upon the strong results of this year’s show​. Read More

Lürssen presents Quattroelle at the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 27 June 2013

At this year’s Monaco Yacht Show Lürssen will present Quattroelle, a brand new 86 metre yacht. Quattroelle is spending her first summer in the Mediterranean and has her world debut in Monaco. "Quattroelle" is Italian for "4 times the letter L" and the 4 L's stand for Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury. Read More

Atlantic grabs line honours of Mediterranean's Most Beautiful Yacht Race

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

After what turned out to be a 22 hour, 193 mile match race, 185 foot schooner Atlantic finished first – 90 seconds ahead of 137 foot Herreschoff schooner Elena in the opening leg of Camper & Nicholsons 2013 Trophée Bailli de Suffren, the "Mediterranean's Most Beautiful Yacht Race". Read More

Magic Carpet 3 secures line honours in Giraglia Rolex Cup

Monday, 24 June 2013

Laurent Camprubi’s XP44 Alizée (FRA) has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2013 Giraglia Rolex Cup while Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wally Cento Magic Carpet 3 (GBR) secured line honours as the fleet’s fastest boat. The 61st Giraglia Rolex Cup will live long in the memory. 184 yachts from 14 countries took part. Read More

Heartbeat overall winner of the Superyacht Cup

Monday, 24 June 2013

Heartbeat was the overall victor of the Superyacht Cup in Palma 2013; saturday's first gave her the edge over Maria Cattiva and Atalante in Class 2. Manon Borrius Broek, the Owner on board Heartbeat was over the moon with the result, she bought the 23.8m Claasen yacht specifically big enough so that she could enter the Superyacht Cup. Read More

Day two of the Superyacht Cup in Palma

Friday, 21 June 2013

There was some spectacular sailing enjoyed by all today on Pantaenius race day; the start of racing designed to coincide with the arrival of the sea breeze in the early afternoon was much the same if a little lighter and shiftier than yesterday. Rebecca, one of the most admired of the modern classics from Pendennis, had one of the best starts. Read More

The first day of the Superyacht Cup

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The first day of the Superyacht Cup proved to be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the powerful J’s. Conditions in the bay of Palma were predictably perfect with the early afternoon sea breeze averaging 15-19 knots and wave height of only 1.5m, a contrast to the last battle of the J’s in St Barths. Read More

19 Superyachts to participate in Superyacht Cup Palma

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Superyacht Cup Palma, which will be held from June 19 -22nd, is in its`17 th year, and attracts some of the most spectacular sailing superyachts in the world to an annual regatta in the Bay of Palma for four days of competitive sailing and a relaxed and informal social programme. Read More

Cannes Boat Show appoints new Show Manager

Monday, 10 June 2013

The Federation of Nautical Industries, Reed Exhibitions France has announced the appointment of Sylvie Ernoult as the new Show Manager of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, the first on-water boat show in Europe. 2013 marks the 36th anniversary of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes – the International Cannes Boat Show. Read More

Genevieve takes the Dubois Cup

Friday, 7 June 2013

The 45m Salpe​rton took line honours for race 2 while third-place Genevieve, the 37m Alloy Yachts-built sloop won the Cup on aggregate time. A perfect day of sailing concluded the 4th Dubois Cup, with all 8 competing vessels under blue skies and just under 15 knots of wind. Read More

The Dubois Cup 2013 kicks off in Sardinia

Monday, 3 June 2013

Under perfect skies and with promising winds, the fourth Dubois Cup officially started at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in scenic Porto Cervo, Sardinia. 14 Dubois-designed sailing yachts and two Dubois motor yachts have gathered for this invitational event, which sees some of the most beautiful sailing superyachts in the world compete for the Cup. Read More

Newport Charter Yacht Show to run June 17 to June 20

Monday, 3 June 2013

In less than a month, the Newport Yachting Center will once again dress the city’s waterfront in couture yacht fashion as it hosts the annual Newport Charter Yacht Show. Scheduled from June 17 to June 20, the event is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and features a collection of world-class luxury charter yachts – from 80 feet up to the super yacht size of 225+ feet. Read More

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda gears up to welcome more than 35 superyachts

Friday, 24 May 2013

Porto Cervo, Italy. 23rd May 2013. The Mediterranean superyacht season is set for a thrilling start as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda gears up to welcome more than 35 goliaths of the sea to the waters of the Costa Smeralda. The impressive fleets will be participating in the Dubois Cup (1-3 June) and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Read More

JP Morgan Round the Island Race starts June 1, 2013

Friday, 24 May 2013

Mike Slade’s Maxi Yacht, ICAP Leopard is back in The Solent preparing to take on formidable opposition in the historic JP Morgan Round the Island Race. ICAP Leopard holds the monohull course record for the 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight and has taken Line Honours every year, since she first competed in 2007. Read More

Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race final prizegiving

Friday, 24 May 2013

The third edition of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race concluded with the final prizegiving ceremony today at the docks in Capri’s Marina Grande. During the ceremony, the crew of Alexander Schaerer’s Caol Ila R (USA) received the week’s most coveted prize – the Rolex Trophy and Rolex timepiece. Read More

The 2013 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race kicked off

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The 2013 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race runs until 24 May, and has welcomed an international fleet of Maxi yachts to the Tyrrhenian Sea for nine days of challenging racing, complemented by an impressive social programme. Composed of four segments, the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race promises challenging conditions. Read More

Oyster success in French Polynesia

Friday, 17 May 2013

The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is probably the most famous regatta in French Polynesia. This year over 50 yachts took part, bolstered by eleven magnificent examples of Oyster Yachts. The record entry for the regatta was largely due to the arrival of the Oyster World Rally in French Polynesia. Read More

Video of the J Class race at the 2013 St Barths Bucket

Thursday, 16 May 2013

A fleet of the world’s best high performance yachts gathered in the Caribbean this spring for the 2013 edition of the St Barths Bucket – the celebrated annual regatta for large sailing yachts. Held between the 28 and 31 March in St Barths’ Gustavia Harbor, the famous regatta attracted a wide selection of sailing superyacht owners and their yachts, eager to embark on a week of pure fun. Read More

Giraglia Rolex Cup returns from 14-22 June 2013

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Giraglia Rolex Cup, a competition that has run annually since 1953, returns from 14-22 June 2013. The weeklong event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, has long captured the imagination of the Mediterranean sailing community. Read More

Dates for the 2013 Perini Navi Cup announced

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Perini Navi Group presents the fifth edition of the Perini Navi Cup The Perini fleet will meet from August 28th to 31st in Porto Cervo This year will see the fifth edition of the regatta reserved for the sailing yachts built by the Perini Navi Group. The fleet will gather this year from August 28 to 30 in the waters of Porto Cervo in Sardinia. 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

Phuket International Boat Show returns to January for 2014

Monday, 13 May 2013

The dates have been set for the 2014 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), and will be held 9th to 12th January at Royal Phuket Marina. Following feedback from the 10th anniversary show earlier this year, we have decided to return to the popular January slot after two years of being held in March,” said Andy Dowden, Show Director. 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

Penny Mae on display at the Adriatic Boat Show

Friday, 10 May 2013

The 5th edition of the international nautical fair, the Adriatic Boat Show is currently being held in the historic harbor of the old Šibenik town, and runs untill the 12th of May. This new attractive location opens a new dimension of the touristic and nautical growth of Šibenik and Croatia. Read More

Palma Superyacht Brokerage & Charter Show roundup

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Celebrating its 30th anniversary and attended by the Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe, the Palma Superyacht Brokerage & Charter Show made a firm comeback this year with over 37,000 attendees between 1st-5th May in the port of Palma. In its milestone year, the show marked quite a sumptuous affair of firsts. Read More

Newport Charter Yacht Show names YachtAid Global as charitable partner

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Producers of the Newport Charter Yacht Show are pleased to announce that “YachtAid Global” – yachting’s humanitarian charity – has been chosen as the non-profit partner for the second consecutive year. A favorite event among brokers, the charter show will take place June 17 - 20th in Newport, Rhode Island at the Newport Yachting Center. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2013 a resounding success

Monday, 6 May 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) has now been hailed as Asia’s most important yachting and boating industry event. Managing director of organisers Singapore Yacht Events, Andy Treadwell, said the feedback from exhibitors, partners and those who attended the show was incredibly positive. Read More

The East Med Yacht Show starts this weekend

Thursday, 2 May 2013

The East Med Yacht Show in Poros will open its doors this weekend, and will bring together the finest of the luxury yachting charter industry in the Eastern Mediterranean. From the 4th to the 9th May 2013, the show will showcase dozens of superyachts, displayed to the professional yachting industry. Read More

Second Port Adriano Superyacht Days held this week

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

For the second time the Port Adriano Superyacht Days will be organized in Port Adriano from 3-5 May where different nautical companies will present their current line-up and invite their clients and prospects to have a closer look on the beautiful superyachts with a minimum length of 24m/80ft. Read More

Sumerun wins Antigua Classic Regatta overall

Friday, 26 April 2013

Tuesday evening saw again, and for the 26th time, the award presentation of trophies for the participants of Antigua Classics, the largest of the Caribbean Classic regattas. Ahead of the prize-giving, the Copper and Lumber Store hotel laid on a tasty Caribbean buffet and barbecue against an impressive duo screen slideshow. Read More

Another successful Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The 7th Antibes Yacht Show closes its door on a very successful note. The organisers are happy the attendance keeps on growing. Over 15 000 visitors came to visit the show this year. Buyers from China and the USA came for the sole purpose of seeing the yachts at the show. Read More

Classic entries grow for Trophée Bailli de Suffren

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The entry list continued to grow for the 2013 Camper & Nicholsons Trophée Bailli de Suffren, as the 55m (180 foot) Elena picked up the gauntlet thrown down by the similar sized Atlantic. These two classic schooners are set to go head-to-head in the three-leg offshore race from Saint-Tropez to Malta. Read More

Marina Port Vell sponsors annual BWA Pentathlon

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Marina Port Vell (MPV), Barcelona—set to become one of the world’s most elite superyacht destinations and, with phased marina completions throughout 2013, the pre-eminent home port in the Mediterranean—is sponsoring this weekend’s 2nd Annual BWA Pentathlon. Read More

Lionheart shows her heels in St Barths

Thursday, 25 April 2013

After a successful 2012 that included winning the Kings Hundred Guinea Cup in Cowes, Lionheart started the new season with a splendid performance. The years of research & development by Andre Hoek in the Netherlands and the construction expertise of Claasen Shipyards again paid dividends in St Barths. Read More

Azimut Grande 100 biggest yacht at the 2013 Rio Boat Show

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Azimut Benetti Group is bringing the biggest boat ever attending to the 2013 Rio Boat Show. In addition to the yacht, the Azimut Benetti Group will have a stand of over 500sqm. The Azimut Grande 100, is a 31 metre yacht, designed by Stefano Righini with an interior design by Carlo Galeazzi. Read More

The Royal Huisman superyacht Twizzle star of the show in Singapore

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show 2013 featured the strongest line up yet. One of the stars of the show was S/Y Twizzle. Launched by award-winning Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman in 2010, eco-friendly 57.5m Twizzle is an example of the growing number of superyachts venturing off the Med-Caribbean milk run. Read More

Claasen Shipyards well represented at the Superyacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Since its establishment in 1985, Claasen Shipyards has built a number of luxury yachts for clients all over the world. The Dutch yard’s no-nonsense approach, flexibility and quality have led many owners to place repeat orders over the years. The Superyacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca will feature a total of sixteen yachts from top shipyards. Read More

Atlantic enters the 2013 Camper & Nicholsons Trophée Bailli de Suffren

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Organisers of “The Mediterranean’s most beautiful yacht race” announced that the large schooner Atlantic has officially entered the 2013 Camper & Nicholsons Trophée Bailli de Suffren, the three-leg offshore race for classic yachts from Saint-Tropez to Malta, via Sardinia’s Porto Rotondo and Trapani in Sicily. Read More

Sitting down with N&J to review the Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Northrop & Johnson has always had a strong presence in Asia, and was one of the largest brokers at last week’s Singapore Yacht Show. I sat down on the last day of the show with superyacht broker Bart Kimman, to review the show, as well as the status of the Asian market. "We had a very good show and good traffic.." 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

Solaris Yachts tapping into a new market in Singapore

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

First time Singapore Yacht Show exhibitor Solaris Yachts, an Italian sailing yacht builder, offers a range of yachts from 37 up to 72 feet. I met up with Jean Pierre Mari, and asked him about his decision to come to Singapore. "Many Europeans have based themselves here in Singapore, we at Solaris wanted to tap into that market". Read More

Singapore Yacht Events committed to the growth of yachting in Asia

Monday, 22 April 2013

The success of Singapore Yacht Show 2013, held from April 18 until today, April 21, has led to the signing of an agreement between Singapore Yacht Events and Nansha Marina to extend the show into China. Singapore Yacht Events will help promote Yacht CN 2013 - Nansha Bay International Boat Show, held in October 2013. Read More

Video of day four of the Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 22 April 2013

This year's excellent turn-out at the Singapore Yacht Show underlines the appetite of South East Asia’s super-wealthy to discover the luxury marine lifestyle long-enjoyed by their counterparts in the West, and the enthusiasm of the international builders, brokers and suppliers to support an exciting new market. 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

Sevenstar Yacht Transport opens up the Asian region

Monday, 22 April 2013

Offering a wide transportation network with plenty of route options, Sevenstar plays a crucial role in opening up Asia to the yachting world. Sevenstar’s network reaches across the Caribbean, South America, the Mediterranean and Asia. In Singapore and Indonesia Sevenstar Yacht Transport is being represented by Jean Jacques Lavigne. Read More

Photo gallery of day 4 of the Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 22 April 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show, now in its third year, has more than doubled its number of exhibitors and visitors, showcasing an unparalled selection of boats, yachts and superyachts, as well as luxury cars, fine art and international fashion. Exhibitors are reporting promising discussions they expect to convert to sales in the near future. Read More

Live from Singapore: The story behind Ocean Quality Systems

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ocean Quality Systems started three years ago in Jakobstad, Finland. Mr Peter Granholm is the chairman of the company and he tells me more about his company and the yacht they are buiding. We founded the company three years ago in Jakobstad, Finlandwe have been in the yacht business for a long time". Read More

Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference a resounding success

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Two days of insightful presentations and discussion at the 5th Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference (APSC), have come to a close. Held at ONE15°Marina Club on 16 – 17 April, the much-anticipated event was hailed a resounding success and the best to date. The event promised unrivalled insight into the Asian market. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2013 attracts biggest crowd ever

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the sun, cocktails, fashion and stunning superyachts at Singapore Yacht Show today. Celebrity DJ Miles Slater of Boujis nightclub fame performed to a glamorous crowd at Jax Coco Bar, as models showcased the latest resort wear fashion by Singapore's own resort line Skin, and international brands. Read More

Talking to Simpson Marine's Mark Russell in Singapore

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Simpson Marine has a strong line-up at this year's Singapore Yacht Show. Yachts on display include yachts from Azimut, Beneteau and Lagoon, as well as two superyachts. At the show, Simpson Marine created a 112 square metres floating hospitality area. I talked to Mark Russell, Simpson Marine's Group's General Manager. Read More

Talking to Palmer Johnson in Singapore

Sunday, 21 April 2013

"We have had good traffic, and high profile clients on out stand and on the yacht already, and even more booked in to see superyacht Vantage later on in the weekend", Palmer Johnson's Russell Morris begins, when I ask him about his experience as an exhibitor at the 2013 Singapore Yacht Show this week. Read More

Video of day three of the Singapore Yacht Show

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Exhibitors are reporting promising conversations with prospective buyers and some have already signed deals, at this week's Singapore Yacht Show. Thousands of visitors have already enjoyed the sun, cocktails, fashion, music and stunning superyachts at 2013 Singapore Yacht Show, at ONE°15 Marina. Read More

Photo gallery of day 3 of the Singapore Yacht Show

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the sun, cocktails, fashion and stunning superyachts at day 3 of the Singapore Yacht Show. Celebrity DJ Miles Slater of Boujis nightclub fame performed to a glamorous crowd at Jax Coco Bar, as models showcased the latest resort wear fashion by Singapore's own resort line Skin. Read More

Strong interest from Singapore and Indonesia reported by Luxury Yachts

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Today I sat down with Sanne Chong, of Luxury Yachts, who represent some of the most reputable shipyards and offer some of the most prestigious brand names from around the world including Italy, U.S.A. and Taiwan. Luxury Yachts Pte Ltd a member of the Lotus group of companies, was established in Singapore since 1984. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2013 more than doubles exhibitor numbers

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Thousands of high, and ultra high net worth visitors have turned out at Sentosa Cove for the first three days of Singapore Yacht Show 2013. Initial reports indicate visitor numbers have more than doubled since last year's show, and exhibitors are reporting promising discussions they expect to convert to sales by the end of the week. Read More

Glamour and luxury at Singapore Yacht Show this weekend

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A steady stream of high profile visitors attended the first two days of Singapore Yacht Show, held at ONE°15 Marina Club, and exhibitors say they anticipate healthy sales this weekend. The past two days have seen a lively grand opening, a glamorous gala dinner at the W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and VIP parties aboard yachts in the evenings. Read More

Live from Singapore: Daryl Wakefield of Westport Yachts

Saturday, 20 April 2013

For the past couple of years Westport Yachts have been very active in promoting their yachts and the company in the Middle East and Asia. Today I spoke with Daryl Wakefield, the president of Westport Yachts, at the Singapore Yacht Show. Read More

Hong Seh Marine's Edward Tan's views on boating in Singapore

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Yesterday, I met with Edward Tan of Hong Seh Marine, on board the Riva 75, one of the brands for which Hong Seh Marine hold the dealership in Singapore. I asked him about his experiences with the Singapore Yacht Show so far." So far, we had some good traffic here, we have seen old friends, and new friends, and overall it’s been great". Read More

Photo gallery of day 2 of the Singapore Yacht Show

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The past two days have seen a lively grand opening, a glamorous gala dinner at the W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and VIP parties aboard yachts in the evenings. Buyers, brokers, exhibitors and VIPs enjoyed a fabulous evening at the gala, during which the prestigious Helm Singapore Yacht Show awards were presented. Read More

High profile visitors flock to Singapore Yacht Show 2013

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Two days into Singapore Yacht Show, exhibitors say they have already engaged buyers in promising conversations and have signed deals. High and ultra high net worth visitors are flocking to the event, which exhibitors say is the most important industry event in the region. Read More

Video of day two of the Singapore Yacht Show

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Managing director of Singapore Yacht Events, Andy Treadwell said this year’s success came down the increased number and scope of the event’s exhibitors. “We are encompassing all the small boat industry as well as the superyachts that the show was initially known for specialising in,” he said. Read More

Alan Pickering comments on his new Gulf Craft dealership

Saturday, 20 April 2013

We just spoke with Alan Pickering of Promarine, who was appointed as the dealer for Gulf Craft in Singapore just over a week ago about the market for luxury yachts in Asia. “The show is very good, it’s probably the most important show in the region and you can see from the number of yachts and the number of people it attracts". Read More

Wider debuts in Asia at the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 19 April 2013

​Wider 42, acclaimed as the world’s most innovative performance yacht made its debut in Asia today at the Singapore Yacht Show – one of the key yacht shows in Asia. The sleek-looking yacht measuring 42 feet has the versatility of expanding its width at a flick of a button to hold a party of 12 persons comfortably. Read More

Sunseeker's 40 metre flagship Tanvas at the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 19 April 2013

Sunseeker is one of Asia’s most popular luxury boat brands and has a strong presence in the region. Having highlighted the Singapore Yacht Show as an important way to further reach out to the local HNWI network, they are exhibiting at the show for the first time. We stepped on board Sunseeker's 40 metre flagship Tanvas. Read More

Heesen Yachts exhibiting at the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 19 April 2013

Heesen Yachts is currently exhibiting at the Singapore Yacht Show, where I spoke with sales director Mark Cavendish. Everything considered as it is in the market, I am happy with our performance . Last year we have sold four yachts and this year so far we have sold one 55 metre superyacht. There are quite a few enquiries.. Read More

Discussing syndicate ownership with Curvelle at the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 19 April 2013

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. Read More

Video of day one of the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 19 April 2013

The third annual Singapore Yacht Show is now officially open, with more than double the number of exhibitors as last year and many exciting brands and vessels making their Asia debut. That list includes; the 57.5m S/Y Twizzle, Kingship’s Star, the beautiful classic sailing yacht Shamoun, motoryacht Sapphire and the 59.3m I-Dynasty. Read More

Superyacht Shamoun welcoming guests at the Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 18 April 2013

On the first day of the Singapore Yacht Shows, the SYT team stepped on board Shamoun. On board I talked with captain David Roberts, and discussed the yacht's plans to charter in Asia region.​ "The area has really opened up, and its not restricted anymore. It's great to bring guests into these remote areas". Read More

Singapore Yacht Show now officially open

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The third annual Singapore Yacht Show is now officially open, with more than double the number of exhibitors as last year and many exciting brands and vessels making their Asia debut at the event. Andy Treadwell, Managing director of Singapore Yacht Events, said he was proud the event was achieving what it was asked to deliver. Read More

Photo gallery of day 1 of the Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The third annual Singapore Yacht Show is now officially open, with more than double the number of exhibitors as last year and many exciting brands and vessels making their Asia debut at the event. As the show's official online media sponsor, SYT will bring you daily updates from Singapore, as well as daily photo galleries. Read More

I Dynasty, the largest yacht at the Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The largest yacht at the Singapore Yacht Show this year is the 59.30 metre Benetti superyacht I Dynasty. The yacht is being presented by SuperYachtsMonaco, who have just listed the yacht for sale. The yacht is in fact making her international debut, as this yacht has been kept very private since her launch in 2008. Read More

The 42 metre superyacht Star at the Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Launched last year, the 42 metre superyacht Star is currently being showcased at the Singapore Yacht Show. She was designed by acclaimed Dutch Vripack and built by Kingship, and is currently being offered for sale. We stepped on board the day before the show opened. Star was designed as an adventurous luxury superyacht. Read More

Analysing the prospective superyacht owner

Thursday, 18 April 2013

On the first day of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference in Singapore, Wealth-X, the global ultra high net worth (UHNW) prospecting, intelligence and wealth due diligence firm, gave a presentation about prospective superyacht owners - Who are they, and how can the superyacht industry cater for them?. Read More

The 2013 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The 2013 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race is set to welcome an international fleet of Maxi yachts. Scheduled to take place from 16-24 May, the event marks the opening of Rolex’s Mediterranean yachting calendar. Open only to yachts over 18.29 metres or 60-feet in length comprises three distinct segments. Read More

Racing action at the Oyster Regatta Grenada

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

After a lay day relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Grenada, the Oyster fleet returned to racing action with a tight and tactical triangular course just outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. The proximity of the western coastline of Grenada provided a shifty, gusting racetrack and there was drama. Read More

The Singapore Yacht Show opens tomorrow

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show opens tomorrow to showcase a bigger selection of boats, yachts and superyachts than Singapore has ever seen. One°15 Marina Club is now a hive of activity with the 57.5m sailing yacht Twizzle, the 59.3m I-Dynasty, Kingship’s 42m Star, Sunseeker’s 40m flagship Tanvas, and more. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show kicks off this week

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show kicks off this week (April 18 - 21), and with so much to see and do, it really is going to be an unforgettable event. As the region’s premier lifestyle event, the show brings together the crème de la crème of the world of luxury, showcasing the best of boating, yachting, motoring, fine art, property, fashion and nightlife. Read More

Simpson Marine continues to be the largest exhibitor In Singapore

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Simpson Marine will be making waves again at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show with its strong line-up of 11 boats, including stunning yachts from Azimut, Beneteau and Lagoon, and three superyachts ranging from 33 to 52 metres. At the show, which runs from 18 to 21 April, Simpson Marine is creating a 112 square metres floating hospitality area. Read More

Day 2 at the Oyster Regatta Grenada 2013

Friday, 12 April 2013

Racing continued with glorious conditions for the predominantly downwind passage race to Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina. A reciprocal course to yesterday’s high-octane opener was blessed with fabulous sailing conditions, clear blue skies and a southeasterly breeze provided a sublime reach back to Grenada’s capital. Read More

Vicem Vulcan 46 MY Vulcan to debut in Antibes

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Vicem Vulcan 46 MY Vulcan will  make her international boat show debut next week at the Antibes Yacht ShowThe 46 metre semi-displacement is powered by twin MTU engines and achieves a top speed of 25 knots, while still maintaining high-efficiency and long range capability of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show fleet continues to grow

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show fleet continues to grow, with the addition of the first 33 metre Sanlorenzo 108 to be shown in Singapore, as well as the 33.5 metre S/Y Shamoun and the 50 metre M/Y Sapphire. Held on 18-21 April at the ONE°15 Marina Club the show will present a dazzling array of yachts, including many debuts, for visitors to view. Read More

Huge selection of boats and yachts at the Singapore Yacht Show 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

With some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, Asia is quickly growing in popularity as a boating destination. Smaller boat are ideal for making a first foray into the spectacular on-water opportunities that the region presents, and organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have signed up an impressive display of the most popular day boats. Read More

Palma superyacht charity event raises € 10,000

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

On Friday 5th April, the crew of SY Aglaia and team from Complete Marine Freight set about converting a secured area in STP shipyard into a superb party venue with a covered bar serving wines, beers and various shots all donated by other yachts and businesses in the Superyacht industry. Read More

Day 1 at the Oyster Regatta Grenada 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Racing at the Oyster Regatta Grenada got off to a fantastic start with a race to Le Phare Bleu on the rocky south coast of Grenada, sponsored by Dolphin Sails. Oyster CEO and Race Officer, David Tydeman set a 20-mile course. 20 knots of warm trade winds, gusting close to 25 knots in bullets of pressure, set pulses racing. Read More

The Perini Navi Group at YARE 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Perini Navi Group will be participating in the third edition of YARE - Yachting After Sales & Refit Exhibition – that will be held in Viareggio from April 9th to 11th. The Perini Navi Group has always put their know how and experience to work by flanking their design and construction activities with Refit and Repairs departments. Read More

Top international DJs and high fashion complete the Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 8 April 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show is delighted to announce that Boujis, the prestigious members-only nightclub in London and Hong Kong, is bringing its beats and beautiful people to Singapore exclusively for the event. Internationally sought-after Boujis DJ Miles Slater will perform from midday into the evening, each day from April 18 – 21.  Read More

Sailing classic Shamoun to attend the Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 8 April 2013

Yachting Partners International (YPI) will be present at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Shows showing the 33m modern sailing classic ShamounShamoun is a unique classic sloop from the boards of award-winning designers, Hoek Design. Created for both chartering and family use, she features four equally sized guest cabins.​ Read More

Royal Huisman yachts make their mark at St Barths

Thursday, 4 April 2013

It has arguably been the most exciting Bucket Regatta to date. A record fleet experienced close and exciting racing. Displaying outstanding strategy and seamanship, Hanuman and Unfurled demonstrated that the Vollenhove yard delivers yachts not only of exceptional quality, but also of exceptional performance potential. Read More

Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show increases in size

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Due to overwhelming demand from companies wishing to exhibit their yachts, the inaugural Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show has been forced to increase its area. Held from 1 to 5th May within the Palma International Boat Show, over 60 moorings are now available to exhibit yachts from 24m in length for sale and charter. Read More

MTB Superyachts forum Dubrovnik close to capacity

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

There is now one month until Copland Events Ltd close registrations for their renowned MTB Superyachts forum that is to be held in Dubrovnik from the 5th – 8th June 2013. Copland Events Ltd are welcoming over 50 Technical Purchasing Managers from around the world to meet with Suppliers of equipment and services for 2 days of focused sales appointments at “Meet the Buyer” Superyachts. Read More

New venue for the Adriatic Boat Show

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The 5th edition of the Adriatic Boat Show will be held in new venue, the historic harbor of the old Šibenik town, from 9th -12th of May.This new attractive location opens a new dimension of the touristic and nautical growth of Šibenik and Croatia. The show offers a rich and interesting exhibiting, congress and entertainment program. Read More

Claydon Reeves take part in the 5th Peking to Paris Endurance Rally

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

​Mike Reeves and his Partner Michelle Jana Chan, the travel journalist & BBC Fast Track presenter, will be competing in the 5th Peking to Paris Endurance Rally later this year. They leave Peking on the 28th of May and over the next month will cross China and Mongolia, travel through Russia, the Ukraine, Slovakia and into Europe. Read More

Palma International Yachting Forum reveals speaker line-up

Monday, 25 March 2013

With May fast approaching, organisers of the Palma International Yachting Forum can now reveal their line-up of chairpersons, specialist contributors and plenary session adjudicators. These “stars” will lead yachting industry professionals in three days of topical interaction and networking. The task of Lead Adjudicator will be shared by two talented women. Read More

ASMEX Programme Attracts High Level of Interest

Friday, 22 March 2013

The organisers of the 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference have received nothing short of praise for their extensive programme which ticks all the boxes in regards to identifying opportunities and solutions within the Australian marine export and superyacht sectors. The Australian International Marine Export Group and Superyacht Australia have attracted reputable international and national speakers. Read More

The East Med Charter Show to showcase the finest charter yachts

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Poros Charter Yacht Show has been rebranded as the East Med Yacht Show, and will bring together finest of the luxury yachting charter industry in the Eastern Mediterranean. From the 4th to the 9th May 2013, the show will showcase dozens of superyachts, displayed to the professional industry and International yachting experts. Read More

Superyacht I Dynasty to attend the Singapore Yacht Show

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show has announced the attendance of the 59.30 metre Benetti superyacht I Dynasty. Being presented by SuperYachtsMonaco, who have just listed the yacht for sale, it is her first time on the market since her launch in 2008. I Dynasty is now the biggest yacht being exhibited at the show. Read More

International Rolex Regatta celebrates its 40th anniversary

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Commencing today, and running to Sunday 24 March, the International Rolex Regatta celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. An impressive fleet of seventy boats will contest three days of racing as part of an event that has graced the international yachting calendar since the 1970s. Participants include an array of overseas yachts. Read More

YCCS Virgin Gorda welcomes majestic fleet for superyacht regatta

Thursday, 21 March 2013

​An awe-inspiring regatta fleet of twenty super sailing yachts and seven luxurious motor yachts are berthed in YCCS Marina this evening in preparation for the first day of the racing at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. The third edition of the event organised by Boat International Media and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Read More

Industry leaders line up for Asia’s leading superyacht conference

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Organisers of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference (APSC) are proud to announce some exciting new additions to the expert speaker line up. Held just prior to the Singapore Yacht Show on April 16-17 at the beautiful ONE°15 Marina Club, the APSC will bring together more than 200 delegates to discuss issues and key topics. Read More

Perini Navi to sponsor the 2013 Loro Piana Caribbean

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Once again this year the Italian Perini Navi Group is partner at the most important regattas on the Caribbean yachting calendar, the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous and the St Barths Bucket Regatta, where nine superyachts from the Perini Navi fleet will be competing. Read More

Superyacht GO confirms attendance at the Antibes Yacht Show

Monday, 18 March 2013

Superyacht GO has just confirmed her participation at the next Antibes Yacht Show which will take place April 18th – 21st on the Port Vauban in Antibes. The 39 metre Feadship is for sale and for charter. GO will be exhibited jointly by Fraser Yachts and Merle Wood and will be located on the IYCA during the 4 days of the show. Read More

Four days of intriguing, sporting Swan competition

Monday, 18 March 2013

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the British Virgin Islands provided the sumptuous setting for the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean, which concluded on friday after four days of sporting competition. Over 20 Nautor's Swan yachts representing nearly ten countries and territories provided a dynamic spectacle in idyllic waters and varying wind conditions. Read More

Palm Beach International Boat Show to display $1 billion worth of yachts

Monday, 18 March 2013

The 28th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, will showcase a spectacular display of more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. From March 21 - 24, 2013, buyers and sellers from around the world gather along the scenic Lake Worth Lagoon. Read More

Fitzroy Yachts’ latest launch Ohana races for the first time

Friday, 15 March 2013

February 14-17 saw a spectacular fleet of superyachts take to the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, competing in the annual NZ Millennium Cup superyacht regatta. As the newest yacht competing, all eyes were on 50 metre flybridge sloop Ohana, the latest launch to come from New Plymouth-based Fitzroy Yachts. Read More

Start line antics dictate race leaders at Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean

Friday, 15 March 2013

Jostling at the start line set the scene for day three of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.With Classes A and B sharing a start line, there were bound to be a few exciting moments including this morning when Swan 90 Freya mixed it up with Swan 56 White Rhino and Swan 48 Catch 22. Read More

Sign up for the Yacht Auction Antibes

Friday, 15 March 2013

During the upcoming edition of the Antibes Yacht Show, the superyacht industry will be introduced to an exciting new concept of buying and selling, that has the potential to introduce a shift in dynamics with regards to the acquisition of a yacht. The concept focuses on eliminating several problems that buyers often encounter when purchasing a superyacht. Read More

Repeat performance for leaders at Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Late night dancing under the stars at the Oil Nut Bay Beach Party did not dent the energy and enthusiasm of the Swan crews and owners at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean this morning. With ten knots of prevailing Caribbean winds out of the East, racing organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda got underway at 1100. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show to celebrate 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year with a line-up of marine and lifestyle products second to none. The show will be held 21 to 24 March at Royal Phuket Marina. Two highlights this year include the Classic Turkish Gulet, Capricorn, and the Astondoa 102 superyacht, Blosson Uno. Read More

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean kicks off in style

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

With warm Caribbean breezes, turquoise waters and brilliant sunshine, the stage was set for the first day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda. In Class A it was the Swan 80 Selene who dominated, while the Swan 53 Music was first in Class B. Read More

Something for everybody at the Singapore Yacht Show 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The 2013 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show is gearing up to be a must-see event, that will showcase the latest, greatest and best that the yachting and luxury worlds have to offer. Whether you are a novice to yachting, or have been boating all your life, there really is something for everyone at the show. Read More

Four days of intense racing at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A full fleet of Swan yachts, an alluring playground and four days of intense racing: all hallmarks of the upcoming Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. Commencing today, Monday 11 March, the event will be held over the next 5 days at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s recently launched base on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Read More

SYT Live from Dubai: On board De Birs 85 RPH M.T. Time

Monday, 11 March 2013

De Birs Yachts were represented by M/Y M.T. Time at the 2013 Dubai International Boat Show. This particular De Birs 85 RPH was built in 2009 and is the 14th hull in the series with hulls 15 and 16 nearing completion. Captain Yavuz invited us onto his boat, a yacht which he is clearly very passionate about. 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

Live from Dubai: Video of Day 2 of the Dubai International Boat Show

Friday, 8 March 2013

In less than 20 minutes the Dubai show will open it's door for the fourth day, but in the meantime enjoy this video of day two. Maarten will again be at the show today, so don't hesitate to contact us if you want to meet up with Maarten. Read More

Live from Dubai: Video of Day 1 of the Dubai International Boat Show

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Following a tour of the shipyards in the region of Tuzla, Turkey, SYT’s editor Maarten Janssen has now arrived in Dubai for the Dubai International Boat Show, which opened its doors on Tuesday 5th March. If you want coverage for your company or superyacht at the Dubai International Boat Show then please contact Maarten. Read More

Fleet of 26 Oyster yachts navigate the Panama Canal

Monday, 4 March 2013

Following the start of the Oyster World Rally from Antigua in early January, the fleet has been enjoying over a month’s cruising in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean before meeting up in Panama for a rendezvous on the 15th February. A fleet of 26 Oyster yachts have now navigated through the Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean. Read More

Newport Charter Yacht Show readies for its 31st edition

Friday, 1 March 2013

This summer, luxury yachts from around the globe will converge on picturesque Newport, Rhode Island for the annual Newport Charter Yacht Show, which continues to gain popularity and traction as it readies for its 31st edition and second year under the management of Newport Exhibition Group. The event is scheduled for June 17 - 20. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show goes ‘green’

Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show has attracted a wide range of exhibitors that cater to the needs of every type of yacht owner. One growing trend that has been identified by many of the exhibitors is the desire of yacht owners to be increasingly environmentally friendly. The Show will be a must-do for those looking to take a green approach. 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

Dahm International announces dates for annual Sailing Get-Together 2013

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dahm International is delighted to announce its 26th Club Yachting Life Rally (CYLR) from 30 May to 2 June 2013 along Mallorca’s beautiful coastline. The Club Yachting Life Cruising Rally is the only sailing event sponsored and organized by a superyacht broker with the idea of enriching the community life of yacht enthusiasts to indulge in their favourite hobby. Read More

The greatest snow event in the yachting calendar is back

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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 15th of March and promises to be even better than before. The day starts bright and early in Antibes where coaches are waiting. Read More

The Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean to take place 11-15 March

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – scheduled to take place from 11-15 March – marks a continuation of the partnership between the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Nautor’s Swan and title sponsor Rolex that stretches back to the early 1980s by virtue of the biennial Rolex Swan Cup, a much vaunted gathering of the world’s finest Swan yachts in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Read More

Swan 90 Nefertiti wins Swan Caribbean Challenge Award

Monday, 25 February 2013

The fifth edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) Caribbean 600 concluded in Antigua yesterday with eight Swans competing in a fleet of 53 yachts from 27 nations. The prestigious Swan Challenge trophy goes to the first Swan to finish on corrected time under IRC and will be presented to the owner of Swan 90 Nefertiti. Read More

Singapore to become a true "Monaco of the East"

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show 2013 continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. Andy Treadwell unveiled a number of the yachts and boats that visitors can expect to see at the April gathering, and revealed why he believes Singapore Yacht Show is playing a significant part in positioning Singapore as a true "Monaco of the East". Read More

 

It’s a gala affair as the NZ Millennium Cup wraps up

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Organisers host a stellar evening of cocktails, dancing and the all-important prize giving on the final day of the regatta. Auckland’s Viaduct Event Centre played host to the NZ Millennium Cup’s penultimate evening on Sunday. Owners, crew, sponsors and guests gathered to celebrate an incredible three days of racing. Read More

SYT signs partnership with the Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 21 February 2013

In April one of Asia’s leading superyacht shows, the Singapore Yacht Show (18-21 April 2013), will be held and we are proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with the organisers to cover the show and the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference (16 & 17 April 2013), live on SuperYachtTimes.com. Read More

Countdown to the 21st Dubai International Boat Show

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The countdown is almost over and organizers are days away from launching the 21st Dubai International Boat Show, the leading yacht event in the Middle East and one of the most eagerly-awaited marine fair’s in the world. Indeed one of the highlights of this year will be the Sanlorenzo Alloy 40, a stunning motor yacht built in Northern Italy. Read More

Close finish on second day of NZ Millennium Cup

Monday, 18 February 2013

Grey Auckland skies were looming over the Hauraki Gulf as the NZ Millennium Cup’s warriors lined up under the Harbour bridge to fight for line honours in the second day of racing. Sea Toy was first to head for open seas, with yesterday’s winner Zefiro powering away after to the cheers of the chase boats.Read More

Nail-biting finish on the last day’s racing

Monday, 18 February 2013

It was another photo finish on the Hauraki Gulf as the last day’s racing proved once again the fierce competitive spirit of the event. Spectators and crew alike knew the racing would be ferocious when Janice of Wyoming set the tone; sliding out of the harbour slingshotting a hail of waterbombs at her competitors. Read More

The NZ Millennium Cup kicks off

Friday, 15 February 2013

The NZ Millennium Cup has its first day’s winner. Zefiro, new challenger to the race, was first to cross the finish line in the race, with the Auckland harbour bridge looming above. Her win followed a fiercely-contested day’s racing which included an upclose view of Emirates Team New Zealand practicing in the Hauraki Gulf. Read More

Photo gallery of the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Friday, 15 February 2013

For the last 72 years, one of the world’s largest boat shows has been held annually in Miami. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show returns President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18, 2013. Curvelle's Luuk V. van Zanten is exhibiting at the show, and took these photos for us. Read More

Strong line up for Singapore Yacht Show grows

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Singapore Yacht Show 2013 will welcome S/Y Twizzle and Sunseeker to the growing list of high-calibre exhibitors already confirmed for the event, held at Sentosa Cove from April 18-21. The 2013 Singapore Yacht Show promises to be the biggest yet with a record number of yachts signed up and limited spaces remaining. Read More

The Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Opportunities in Superyachts Conference, which will be held on March 5th, in Malta, will examine the future strategies for European builders, effective marina development strategies and choosing a winter refit destination, an overview of the Mediterranean charter season and a discussion about what the superyacht industry can learn from business aviation and vice versa. Read More

Super Yachts Open Day to be held in Piraeus

Monday, 4 February 2013

Hellenic Lloyds’ Yachting dept. and Cape4’s Management have joined forces to organize the “Super Yachts Open Day” at Lloyds’ offices in Piraeus, on Feb 8th. During the 5 hours event, topics to be presented and discussed include Super Yachts’ Certification & PSC, ISM requirements, MLC 2006 – Crew issues and their implication to Yachts as well as Insurance coverage tips. Read More

Young Professionals host conference on Dutch Yacht Industry

Friday, 1 February 2013

On the 22nd of February, from 16.00h until 21.00h, the Holland Yachting Group (HYG) Young Professionals will host their first Conference in De Gruyter Fabriek in Den Bosch. The aim of the conference is to share knowledge and experience amongst like-minded young professionals. Read More

Miami International Boat Show returns Feb. 14-18

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

For the last 72 years, one of the world’s largest boat shows has been held annually in Miami. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show returns President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18, 2013 - an event that draws more than 100,000 visitors from around the world to explore the best of boating. Read More

Impressive fleet signs up for Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Twenty-one sailing superyachts and six motor yachts have already registered for the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous taking place in Virgin Gorda (BVI) from 20th to 23rd March. The event will host racing and social events over four days. The fleet will comprise three yachts from the Perini Navi shipyard. Read More

MTB Superyachts 2013 to be held in June in Dubrovnik

Monday, 28 January 2013

MTB Superyachts 2013 – Dubrovnik - is set to be one of the ‘go to’ Superyacht events of the year – with over 50 worldwide Buyers from 16 nations confirmed to attend the highly successful networking forum. Copland Events Ltd have been successfully organising ‘Meet the Buyer’ networking programmes for seven years. Read More

Superyacht industry leaders discuss the economic situation

Monday, 28 January 2013

The Yacht Club de Monaco under the ‘La Belle Classe Superyachts’ banner, initiated by the YCM to unite the yachting industry and support members in this sector, held its 5th economic symposium. Over 45 professionals from across the Luxury Yachting supply chain (boatyards, brokers, designers, captains, bankers, maritime experts, lawyers, port directors and boat show organisers) attended the dinner-debate to discuss the economic situation. Read More

Under 2 months to go until the 21st Dubai Boat Show

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

With under 2 months to go until the 21st Dubai Boat Show, excitement is growing to see whether this year’s premier marine event in the Middle East will live up to last year’s success. And the expectations for 2013’s yachting exhibition, to be held in Mina Seyahi between March 5th and 9th, will be even better. Read More

ICAP Leopard to compete in the RORC Caribbean 600

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

At the beginning of December, Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard, chartered to Niklas Zennström, smashed the course record for the 2,800 nautical mile IMA Transatlantic Race. Since then ICAP Leopard has been based in Antigua and the 30-metre canting keel maxi has hardly been on the dock, entertaining guests in the Caribbean. Read More

ASMEX 2013 announces key speakers

Monday, 21 January 2013

The 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) programme is near completion with its release due to be announced shortly. ASMEX 2013 organisers, the Australian Marine International Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia have today announced several of the reputable speakers attending this year’s conference. Read More

Leading Dutch companies represented at Seatec 2013

Friday, 18 January 2013

A group of top Dutch maritime suppliers will be present at the upcoming Seatec 2013 in Carrara, Italy. From 6 to 8 February, Lift Emotion, Beekmans, Cramm, Hydromar, Esthec, Rhebergen Composite and will showcase the world-class solutions they have installed on countless premium superyacht projects at the stand of Pharo Srl. Read More

Moonen 97 Sofia II to attend the Miami boat show

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

It's been a busy start to the year at the Moonen shipyard, as they work on a range of fascinating projects. The yard is also gearing up for the Miami boat show, which this year runs from February 14 to 18. In Miami the Moonen team will be onboard the Moonen 97 Sofia II, who's owner has now put her up for sale. Read More

The 12th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous a great success

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The 12th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous took place off the stunning west coast of Phuket from Dec 16-19. The 2012 event drew an impressive fleet of top class luxury vessels to the shores of Bang Tao bay for three days of superyacht fun both on and off the cerulean waters of the Andaman Sea. Read More

Ed Dubois shares his views on the NZ Millennium Cup

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

One billion dollars. That’s what the New Zealand industry has meant to him, says Ed Dubois of Dubois Yachts. “We have built over 40 yachts in New Zealand, representing over $NZ 1 billion-worth of construction. The country is therefore a central part of our background as yacht designers and we’re delighted to be involved..” says Dubois. Read More

Big Fish and Yacht Aid Global help in the wake of Cyclone Evan

Monday, 7 January 2013

On New Year’s Eve M/Y Big Fish pulled into Lautoka, Fiji, to deliver a mammoth load of supplies for victims of Cyclone Evan. The yacht left Auckland with aid supplied by the New Zealand superyacht industry and local supporters. The effort was organised by YachtAid Global, Superyacht Support New Zealand and Yacht Partners Fiji. Read More

The Oyster World Rally kicks off in Antigua

Monday, 7 January 2013

After two years of planning, the first ever Oyster World Rally started with a blast of cannon fire from Fort Charlotte, Antigua. The Georgian lookout post high above the 'Pillars of Hercules' was a perfect vantage point to watch the start of an adventure that will span a 16-month quest to sail around the world. Read More

Two YARE events in 2013

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Yachting After sales & Refit Exhibition 2013, dedicated to the refit and after sales operations, will be focused on strengthening the relationship between yards, the supplying chain and the refit real decision makers. The YARE is now in its 3rd year, and is already looking forward to a lively 2013 edition. Read More

China Xiamen International Boat Show under new management

Friday, 21 December 2012

Having co-organised the Shenzhen International Boat Show three times, and being aware of the difficulties in accommodating their exhibitors both ashore and afloat, EuropExpo and the Grand Pavois Organisation are building on their development strategy within China by taking over the China Xiamen International Boat Show. Read More

Singapore Yacht Show 2013 extended

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Singapore Yacht Show will open one day earlier in 2013, allowing exhibitors to make the most of the mounting momentum of luxury yachting in Asia. Following initial requests from several important local exhibitors, it was unanimously agreed by participants and stakeholders that the event should now be allowed to open on Thursday. Read More

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

Lightweight ICAP Leopard 3 sets new course record for IMA Transatlantic Race

Monday, 17 December 2012

Fresh from her refit earlier this year that included the installation on a new interior designed by Design Unlimited, Mike Slade's 30.5 metre canting keel maxi ICAP Leopard 3 has set a new course record for the 3,300nm IMA Transatlantic Race of 7d 8h 59m 12s. Chartered to Niklas Zennstrom's Team Ran, she beat the previous record set in 2011. 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

Live from Antigua: Videos of the show

Friday, 7 December 2012

This year’s Antigua Yacht Show, as in the past, takes place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina both located in Falmouth Harbour. SYT Editor Maarten is at the show to visit the 60 superyachts that are attending this year's show. Here are some video impressions of the show. Read More

Live from Antigua: Benetti's 65 metre Seanna

Friday, 7 December 2012

One of the highlights of this year's Antigua Charter Yacht Show is the stunning 65 metre (213.3ft) Benetti Seanna, represented by Burgess as Central Agents. I stepped on board yesterday and discovered a yacht with an informal ambience that easily lends itself to recreation and relaxation and a significant amount of outdoor space for entertaining. Read More

Rán Leopard claims line honours in Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Farr 100 Rán Leopard, helmed by Niklas Zennström and with Adrian Stead on tactics, completed the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta in 7 days, 8 hours, 59 minutes and 12 seconds to claim line honours and smash the course record. Zennström and his 18-strong crew crossed the finish line off Virgin Gorda shortly after 10 p.m. UTC last night. Read More

Live from Antigua: Superyacht Symphony II

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Today in Antigua I visited the 2001 112' Westport superyacht Symphony II, which is available for charter with CNI. By far my favourite charter yacht in this size yacht at the show, Symphony II has been a very successful charter yacht for the past several years and the new owners plan to continue her reputation in the charter industry. Read More

Live from Antigua: The Sunreef 102 Double Deck Ipharra

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sunreef Yachts has the Sunreef 102 Double Deck Ipharra, the first double deck sailing catamaran in the world, on display at the Antigua Charter Show this week. I stepped on board today and discovered that this double deck concept was created especially for clients wanting to achieve extreme comfort with maximum space on deck. Read More

The Singapore Yacht Show, 20 weeks to go

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

It is well documented that the Asian market is one of the most vibrant and dynamic in the world. The Singapore Yacht Show has positioned itself as the focal point of yachting business, so that industry professionals can access buyers. The 2012 edition brought some of biggest industry names to the show. Read More

Live from Antigua: Superyacht Arianna

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Today at the Antigua Charter Show, I visited Arianna, Delta Marine's brand new 50 metre superyacht. Arianna was fully developed around the owner's initial vision, which was cultured, crafted and transformed into a superyacht that is both ground-breaking and classic. She has a warm and casual ambiance. Read More

Classics to cast off on final leg of Panerai Transat Classique 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

The classic sailing world is preparing for the most exclusive event of the season. On December 2nd , a fleet of gorgeous classic and vintage sailing yachts will cast off on the final leg of the Panerai Transat Classique 2012, the only transatlantic regatta devoted exclusively to classic yachts. The fleet leaves from Clube Naval de Cascais in Cascais. 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

Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta 2012 underway

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The six maxis and superyachts participating in the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta 2012 crossed the starting line off Santa Cruz de Tenerife yesterday at 1 p.m. The fifth edition of the event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association, will see the fleet navigate approximately 2700 miles. 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

The Singapore Yacht Show returns in 2013

Monday, 26 November 2012

Most people would agree that the mood was much more positive for the international yachting industry gathered in Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale in the last couple of months. But there are new markets out there, too, with an even more promising future. All eyes are now on Asia, where businesses flourish. Read More

Monte Fino Europe to showcase two new yachts in Düsseldorf

Friday, 23 November 2012

Monte Fino Europe, the European importer for the Monte Fino range of luxury motoryachts, has announced that the first two of its latest models - the upgraded 76 and ecHo 85 – have successfully completed sea trials in the South China Sea. The two yachts have since been loaded for transit and are now on their way to Europe. 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

Despite the weather FLIBS reports record-breaking attendance

Monday, 19 November 2012

SuperYachtTimes were at FLIBS 2012 for a 5th consecutive year which has become an extremely important fixture in the SYT calendar of events. Despite the edge of Hurricane Sandy disrupting the Thursday evening of the Show, it served as another successful opportunity to meet with the Superyacht Industry's US market. 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

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

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

Hainan Rendez-Vous confidently building larger 2013 show

Monday, 12 November 2012

Famous within China as a major elite society event that attracts the world's foremost brands of business jets, superyachts and ultimate lifestyle products, the Hainan Rendez-Vous will return to the shores of Sanya city. The event will take place at Visun Royal Yacht Club Marina and Phoenix International Airport VIP terminal. 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. SuperYachtTimes.com 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

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

Singapore Yacht Show to lure the ultra rich to the Lion City

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Singapore Yacht Show returns next April to entice Asia’s nouveaux riches to indulge in the luxury lifestyle enjoyed by the world’s elite yachting community. Now heading into its third year, the premium event returns to ONEo 15 Marina, Sentosa Cove from April 19 to 21, 2013, and is set to attract more superyachts. Read More

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to open as planned

Friday, 26 October 2012

After careful consideration of all available weather forecasts for tomorrow, Show Management has made the decision to open the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as scheduled today at 10 a.m. local time. Show organizers will continue to carefully monitor the weather and, should the conditions change, are prepared to take appropriate action. Read More

Dates for Newport Charter Yacht Show announced

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Newport Charter Yacht Show has announced the show dates for 2013. The show will take place June 17-20, 2013. Staged on the historic Newport, Rhode Island waterfront, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals, including agents, owners, brokers and captains. Read More

Victory for Genie in the Wally class at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The great performance by the Wally Genie, early in October, proved both indisputable and spectacular in Group 2 of the highly exclusive Wally fleet during Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2012. The Prince Charles de Bourbon-Siciles’ yacht, one of the oldest of the Wally fleet given her launch in 1995, dominated proceedings. Read More

America’s Cup Trophy visiting the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The America’s Cup will be showcased during the FLIBS to promote the America’s Cup Super Yacht Program and to celebrate the success of the inaugural year of the America’s Cup World Series. In addition, America’s Cup organizers have recently announced the appointment of BWA Yachting to manage the America’s Cup Super Yacht Program. Read More

83 Yachts start 606-mile Rolex Middle Sea Race

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

On saturday, at 10:50 local time, the Saluting Battery, high up in the Maltese capital of Valetta, signaled the start of the 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race. Thousands of spectators crowded the medieval bastions to watch the start of the race, with many thousands more tuning in to the live Maltese television transmission on TVM2. 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

Four Sanlorenzo yachts on display in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sanlorenzo will exhibit four yachts at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), from October 25th – 29th 2012. The customized yachts on display will be the SL72, SL94, SL104 and SD92. Three SL models will be displayed from the Sanlorenzo planing hull range, which are built in fiberglass. 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

Rolex Middle Sea Race starts today

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

With less than 5 days to go to the start of the 33rd edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, a steady stream of boat captains have been making their way to the Royal Malta Yacht Club making their final registrations for the race. Yachts from 18 different nations are taking up their berths at The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Grand Harbour Marina. Read More

Incidences Sails on the Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Friday, 12 October 2012

From September 29 to October 7, the Voiles de Saint-Tropez gathered the largest Classic, Modern or Wally Yachts for a week of regatta. There were nearly thirty boats equipped with Incidences Sails such as Moonbeam 3 and 4, Lelantina or Thendara in the Classic Class, who had a wonderful time on the different races held in the Bay of Saint-Tropez. Read More

Heirlooms hails the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show a major success

Friday, 12 October 2012

The bright and accessible stand featured an impressive collection of fine linens and accessories which saw the Heirlooms staff offering advice to both new and existing customers. To reinforce the company’s position as a leading British manufacturer and supplier of linen, Ruth Douglas was interviewed by the BBC during the show. Read More

Strong Australian presence at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A showcase of strong Australian brands will allow the Australian marine industry to be more prominent than ever at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Australia’s leading marine industry organization, Australian Marine Export Group (AIMEX) will be showcasing the best of the Australian products. Read More

N&J to display two superyachts at Nansha Bay International Boat Show

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Northrop and Johnson today announced that it will display the two largest superyachts at the forthcoming Nansha Bay International Boat Show, to be held October 12-14 in China. N&J will display the 30 metre Electra from IAG. This Italian designed yacht is built to the RINA class and has a top speed of 26 knots. 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

Gucci sisters win Rolex Trophy at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

For the second year in a row the elegant gaff-rigged cutter Avel has won the Rolex Trophy at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Owned by the sisters, Alessandra and Allegra Gucci, the Charles Nicholson design overcame stiff competition to top her class and, at the same time, hold off a valiant challenge by Tara Getty’s Marconi yawl, Skylark. Read More

The 52nd Genoa International Boat Show opened saturday

Monday, 8 October 2012

The 52nd Genoa International Boat Show opened on Saturday. The show features 900 participating exhibitors, over 1,400 on display on a more-than-200 thousand square-metre exhibition area including four pavilions, large outdoor spaces and two equipped marinas and featuring a new layout. Stella Maris is the show’s largest yacht. Read More

MCM reports positive results from Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 5 October 2012

MCM reports positive results from exhibiting at Monaco“The annual pilgrimage to the Monaco Yacht Show was a busy time for all of us from MCM, having had meetings not only with vendors, designers and industry insiders, but also very in-depth and interesting deliberations with prospective clients..". Read More

Caribbean Sailing Association measurers review CSA Rule

Friday, 5 October 2012

Last weekend the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) measurers congregated in Antigua for their annual review meeting in advance of the 2013 racing season. The managers of the CSA rating rule travelled from Barbados, St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, Grenada and St. Thomas to agree on their approach. Read More

Record attendance for the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 5 October 2012

From 19 to 22 September 33,000 luxury yachting companies, yacht owners, wealthy customers and representatives of future purchasers converged on Monaco to meet up at the yacht show's 500 stands and aboard the hundred-odd superyachts on show. At last year's show there were signs of an upswing in the market. MYS 2012 confirmed the trend; slowly but surely, business is picking up. Read More

Leonore, Naïf and Moonbeam IV triumph in the Panerai Classic Yachts Challange 2012

Thursday, 4 October 2012

After 10 international events that attracted more than 600 classic sailing yachts, the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 drew to a close with the 34th edition of the Régates Royales (25th-29th September) at Cannes. The stunning Cote d’Azur provided the backdrop as around 90 stunningly beautiful classic yachts did battle over four races held in very variable conditions. Read More

In Pictures: Panerai Régates Royales Cannes 2012

Thursday, 4 October 2012

After 10 international events that attracted more than 600 classic sailing yachts, the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 drew to a close with the 34th edition of the Régates Royales (25th-29th September) at Cannes. The stunning Cote d’Azur provided the backdrop as around 90 stunningly beautiful classic yachts did battle over four races held in very variable conditions. Read More

Video: Panerai Régates Royales Cannes 2012

Thursday, 4 October 2012

After 10 international events that attracted more than 600 classic sailing yachts, the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 drew to a close with the 34th edition of the Régates Royales (25th-29th September) at Cannes. The stunning Cote d’Azur provided the backdrop as around 90 stunningly beautiful classic yachts did battle over four races held in very variable conditions. Read More

The tradition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is as fine a display of traditional values as one could desire. The classic yachts present are reminiscent of a museum piece; the row of varnished spars and white hulls moored to the harbour wall offering a glimpse into yesteryear. It is the human element that marks this display apart. Read More

Glorious sunshine on final racing day at the Oyster Regatta Palma

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The final day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Palma, sponsored by Dolphin Sails, was blessed with glorious sunshine in the Bay of Palma. 20 knots of breeze and considerable swell provided sparkling conditions for the Oyster fleet. Two dozen Oysters enjoyed a magnificent day’s racing with a points scoring windward - leeward race. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez kicks off today

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Around 300 yachts grace the 14th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, one of world’s most captivating nautical spectacles taking place this week. The cosmopolitan fleet comprises both modern and vintage designs representing over a century of yachting history. The most inspiring racing will be within the Tradition division. Read More

Joint broker partners for the America’s Cup Superyacht Program

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Ocean Independence and Fraser Yachts have been appointed the joint brokerage partners for the America’s Cup Superyacht Program, offering berthing packages for the 34th America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in sport. The packages include exclusive access to the teams, the closest positioning to the Race area, and live race feeds. Read More

Spectacular third day of the Oyster Regatta Palma

Monday, 1 October 2012

The third day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Palma, sponsored by regatta partner Raymarine, will be long remembered for spectacular sailing conditions. A solid 15 knots of breeze from the northeast built to near gale force conditions. The Oyster fleet powered along the southwest coast of Mallorca. 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

Pershing to bring two new yachts to Genoa Boat Show

Monday, 1 October 2012

Pershing will be showcasing two new models at this year's Genoa Boat Show. The Pershing 82’, which has already achieved great success at the Festival de la Plaisance, Cannes, by winning three of the World Yacht Trophy awards for design, layout and innovation on board, and the Pershing 108’ New Edition. 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

A rainy and gusty second day of the Oyster Regatta Palma

Friday, 28 September 2012

Even light rain and gusty conditions could not dampen the spirits of the competitors for the first race at the Oyster Regatta Palma. A 20-mile coastal race sponsored by Oyster Regatta partner Lewmar, finishing at the enchanting natural haven of Puerto Andraitx. The Oyster armada left Real Club Nautico to make their way to the starting area. Read More

The Oyster Palma Regatta to start today

Thursday, 27 September 2012

An impressive fleet of 26 Oyster Yachts, flying the flags of Brazil, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have gathered on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Mallorca for the latest Oyster Regatta, the 30th event in the Oyster Regatta series and the eighth to be held in Palma. Read More

80 Historic yachts provide sailing spectacular in Imperia

Thursday, 27 September 2012

After days of spectacular clashes between some of the world’s most historic yachts, the penultimate round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the international circuit reserved for classic and vintage sailing yachts sponsored for the eighth consecutive year by Officine Panerai, drew to a close on September 9th at Imperia. Read More

Dates Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean announced

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Nautor's Swan together with historic partners Rolex and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) has announced the creation of the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean. Taking place from 11th to 15th March 2013 at the YCCS Virgin Gorda, the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean will include four days of racing under IRC rules, as well as a range of social events. Read More

Superyacht Athena wows visitors in Monaco

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Unless as an invited guest, there are few chances for a keen eye to cast a discerning look around a Huisman built yacht. With owner’s privacy a given, open house viewings of Huisman creations are indeed as rare as hens’ teeth - especially eight years and the equivalent of three circumnavigations after a 2004 launch. 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

Successful 35th anniversary of the Cannes Boat Show

Monday, 24 September 2012

Le Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, which took place between 11 and 16th September 2012 on the bay of Cannes, has been declared a resounding success by exhibitors, visitors and the managing company of the show. The show celebrated its landmark 35th Anniversary this year, and kicked off the European Yachting calendar in spectacular style with over 580 boats on display. Read More

The Riviera Yacht Support 1,000 metre Yacht Lunch

Monday, 24 September 2012

For the 7th year running at the Monaco Yacht Show, Ulf Sydbeck and his team at Riviera Yacht Support put on their biggest ever lunch function at Quay des Artistes, Monaco, to thank various Captains and Clients. 45 guests enjoyed fine wine and delicious food, typical of the high standard of services Riviera Yacht Support provides. Read More

Vertigo being presented with the Prix du Design

Friday, 21 September 2012

The 2012 Monaco Yacht Show opened in spectacular style on Wednesday with the impressive Alloy Yachts built Vertigo being presented with the Prix du Design at the Show. Tony Hambrook hosted HSH Prince Albert onboard Vertigo, along with invited dignitaries, industry leaders and the team from Alloy Yachts. Read More

Perini Navi at the upcoming shows

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Perini Navi Group has announced that they will participate at the Monaco Boat Show, the Moscow Jet Expo and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2012. The Perini Navi Group starts off the nautical new year with their participation at the 22 nd edition of the Monaco Boat Show, an exclusive event held in Monte Carlo from September 19th to 22nd. Read More

Design Unlimited to show two superyacht projects in Monaco

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Design Unlimited will have two of its most recent projects on show at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Together they demonstrate the versatility of the DU studio and its ability to meet dramatically different visual and technical requirements. On display at berth N19 Quai de l’Hirondelle is the 45 metre motoryacht Karia. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show to kick-off Asia boat show season

Monday, 17 September 2012

The 2013 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) will showcase leading marine and lifestyle businesses, products and services from 21 – 24 March at the Royal Phuket Marina on Phuket Island, with a large in-water boat display, 2,500 sqm indoor exhibition space and marina-side activities on the boardwalk. Read More

Visit superyacht interior builder Struik & Hamerslag at the MYS

Friday, 14 September 2012

Recently the SuperYacht Times team visited the facility of one of the most renowned superyacht interior builders, Struik & Hamerslag. The company was established in 1964 and has worked on more than 100 new yachts larger than 35 metres. Struik & Hamerslag has two state-of-the-art production facilities. Read More

Van Berge Henegouwen to launch LuxperienceLab at MYS

Friday, 14 September 2012

Van Berge Henegouwen has announced the launch of LuxperienceLab, their tailor-made technology & design label. Monaco Yacht Show will provide the platform for the launch of this innovation driven label combining state-of-the-art technology with experience driven interaction. LuxperienceLab encompasses imagination, experience and proven technology to create unique and customised entertainment based products which balance creativity with functionality. 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

Live from Cannes : The brand new Moonen Alu 82 My Way

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Moonen Shipyards from The Netherlands presents the brand new Moonen Alu 82 fast displacement superyacht My Way at the Cannes International Boat Show. Motor yacht My Way was built for Russian clients who have been very involved in the entire process. The owner requested a top speed of 25 knots. 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

Live from Cannes: The Jade 91 Smiling-T

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Superyacht Smiling T was launched December 5th 2011 by Jade Yachts, and is currently on display at the Cannes Yacht Show. The yacht offers great volume for a yacht of her size and her elegant teak interior is designed by Birgit Schnaase. The layout comprises a master suite on the main deck, and 3 guest cabins on the lower deck. 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: Feadship to unveil mystery superyacht client?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Earlier this month Feadship announced that they will again unveil a Future Concept at the Monaco Yacht Show, however this time it is a little different as the concept comes with a client. Last week I visited Feadship and spoke with Design Manager Ronno Schouten about their latest Future Concept and her mysterious owner. 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

Benetti Taiba on display in Cannes and Monaco

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Jimmy Broddesson of Bluewater has announced that his latest central agency listing for sale, has finished her € 2,500,000 refit, and will be at anchor during the Cannes and Monaco shows. Superyacht Taiba, a 1997 built Benetti superyacht is currently listed for sale with Bluewater at € 8,900,000. Read More

MYS Preview Video: A visit to Dutch Maritime Partners

Monday, 10 September 2012

Recently Dutch yacht industry veterans Duncan Schaaf and Arne Feenstra of the Amsterdam based management company Dutch Maritime Partners (DMP) announced that they had been awarded the contract to manage the 62-metre superyacht Icon. SYT’s Maarten Janssen visited the company and spoke with the founders. Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Competition heats up among maxi yachts

Friday, 7 September 2012

Sunshine, blue skies and a fresh mistral breeze provided near perfect sailing conditions for the 34 maxi sailing boats competing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardinia. With two more race days remaining and some tight situations at the top of the classifications in the five competing divisions, the heat is on at the event.Read More

Lift Emotion BV to attend Monaco Yacht Show 2012

Friday, 7 September 2012

Lift-Emotion, leaders in producing custom elevators in every shape and size for the superyacht industry, will be participating in this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Lift-Emotion, known for designing every elevator desired by customer or architect. The Blade project was a perfect illustration of what Lift-Emotion is capable of.Read More

New kid on the block to make debut at NZ Millennium Cup

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Auckland’s NZ Millennium Cup kicks off on February 14, 2013, and organisers have announced a new entrant promising to cause a stir among competitors. Dubois-designed Ohana is in build at Fitzroy Yachts and will be joining the line-up of the February regatta, after she is launched later this year.Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Smooth comback

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Following Tuesday’s abandonment, racing resumed on schedule for the third day of the 2012 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Gusts of 15-16 knots heralded the start of racing as the 12-strong Mini Maxi fleet tackled two windward/leeward races of approximately 10-nautical miles. The remaining 22 boats spread across four classes.Read More

Conditions halt racing at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Porto Cervo, Italy. 4th September 2012. Torrential rain, hail, thunder and lightning, churning seas and 35 knots of wind left the YCCS Race Committee with no alternative other than to abandon racing on Day Two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.Read More

Monaco beckons for mystery Feadship Future Concept client

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

As tradition dictates, the 2012 Feadship Future Concept will be unveiled on the opening morning of the Monaco show. And, as was the case with predecessors such as X-Stream, F-Stream, Aeon, Breathe and Qi¸ the design takes a highly imaginative approach to the likely requirements and desires of the next generation of superyacht owners.Read More

OceanStyle reveals yachts for sale at Festival de la Plaisance, Cannes 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

OceanStyle, has revealed the yachts it will be presenting at the Festival de la Plaisance, Cannes 2012, taking place from 11 – 16 September 2012.During the six day show, OceanStyle will be displaying a collection of spectacular yachts from its own sales fleet.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

70 yachts confirmed so far for Rolex Swan Cup

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Rolex Swan Cup is one of the most visually captivating sailing competitions with some of the world’s finest yachts. So far, nearly 70 Swan yachts have confirmed participation and the final figure is expected to reach 100, an impressive showing for one of the Mediterranean’s most iconic yachting occasions. 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

Scheherazade wins Shipyard Cup 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

Scheherazade skillfully outmaneuvered the fleet Sunday to take first place honors and winner overall at Shipyard Cup X. True to the spirit of the event, the "winner overall trophy" was an engraved bucket and large bottle of Dom Pérignon. The bucket was filled with champagne and passed around to the winning crew. Read More

Dahm International’s Jubilee Regatta report

Friday, 17 August 2012

17 Sailing yachts, including 12 super yachts up to 42 meters in size, met from 7-10 June 2012 at the 25 th running of the Club Yachting Life Regatta (CYLI) hosted by dahm international. The Monaco based brokerage company is the only one in the world to host such a yearly sailing event for its clients. Read More

SELEX to showcase enhanced entertainment capabilities at MYS

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Yacht Technologies business of SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, will be showcasing its enhanced state-of-the-art entertainment capabilities at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. The news follows the recent announcement of Yacht Technologies’ unique association with Dawsons Marine. 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

88.5 Metre Nirvana to debut at Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 13 August 2012

Delivered in April 2012, Nirvana is spending her first summer season in the Med and will debut at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. At 88.50 metre, she is the seventh of the new generation yachts to be launched after Sunrays and Seven Seas. Modern lines and a contemporary style are the features of this elegant and exclusive superyacht. 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

Superyacht Ithaka will join Dahm International in Monaco

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Dahm International has announced that they will bring the 26.70 metre Doug Peterson designed Jongert 2700M Ithaka to this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Ithaka is the 5th Jongert 2700M. The yacht's whole aft deck and the two outside steering positions offer a lot more open space than the models before. 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

Erdevicki design for Icon Yachts to be presented in Monaco

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Erdevicki, Inc. and Icon Yachts, teamed-up to complete the concept analysis and cost estimate to offer a complete design and build package for the ER175 high speed superyacht with high specification and the highest level of luxurious interior finish. Icon Yachts is currently preparing a one-metre scale model of the yacht. Read More

Mangusta 165/07 to debut in Fort Lauderdale this fall

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Overmarine Group tells us that the latest Mangusta 165 hull, number 7, will be be shipped to the United States in time for her world debut at the next Fort Lauderdale Boat Show late October. The Mangusta 165 is the fastest Maxi Open Yacht in the world and is a real success for Overmarine Group. 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

Dockwise Yacht Transport partners with New Zealand Millennium Cup

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) has announced its partnership with the New Zealand Millennium Cup to offer an attractive discount. The discounted DYT voyage for 2013 will sail from Palma de Mallorca, at the end of November and stop in Le Marin, Port Everglades and Golfito in December before arriving in Auckland. 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

The Superyacht Cup day two race report

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Courtesy of Colin Baldwin, CEO of RIB-X who builds custom superyacht tenders, I was travelling around the course on Day 2 of the Superyacht Cup between the fleet at 56 knots! This enabled us to follow both Classes in the race perfectly and I also benefitted from Colin’s superb knowledge of the Solent and the tricky tides. Read More

Superyacht ICAP Leopard back in action

Monday, 30 July 2012

Mike Slade’s Supermaxi ICAP Leopard has returned to competitive racing after a substantial refit, including a new super-light composite interior design, conceived by styling specialists, Design Unlimited. Taking line honours in the JP Morgan Round the Island Race, just 3 minutes shy of their own course record. Read More

Heirlooms 10th year in Monaco with new stand

Monday, 30 July 2012

Heirlooms Ltd, the luxury bespoke linen company based in West Sussex UK will showcase 10 exciting new additions to their linen range at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. This is their 10th year exhibiting with a brand new stand designed to accommodate their 50% increase in exhibition space. They will be presenting new bed linen designs. Read More

J-class yacht Lionheart winner of historic Kings Hundred Guinea Cup

Monday, 30 July 2012

The J-class yacht Lionheart has won the historic Kings Hundred Guinea Cup and came within a whisker of winning the Corinthian Kings Cup during the Solent regatta around the Isle of Wight. It was an exceptional performance for a yacht in her first racing season and a testimony to the years spent optimising Lionheart’s design by Andre. Read More

61 Metre Diamonds Are Forever largest yacht ever at Cannes show

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Benetti will bring the recently delivered 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever to this year's Cannes Boat Show, making it the largest yacht ever to be on display at the show. The 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever features a signature Evan K Marshall interior. with a superb layout and sophisticated styling. 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

Day one at the first UK edition of the Superyacht Cup

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The first ever UK edition of the Superyacht Cup regatta started yesterday from the famous Royal Yacht Squadron, organised by Informa Yacht Group. Yesterday’s light wind conditions certainly did not affect the huge excitement building around Cowes, The Solent and the South Coast of England. Read More

Difficult first day at J Class Solent Regatta

Friday, 20 July 2012

A difficult first day began with strong winds and a fierce outgoing tide facing the four yachts at the start of the Solent regatta. Ranger crossed the start line first, followed extremely closely by Velsheda and Lionheart, with Rainbow a few seconds behind. Lionheart and Rainbow crossed onto the North shore for the long beat into a strong wind. Read More

Magnificent day's racing for the Js

Friday, 20 July 2012

Thursday saw another magnificent day's racing for the Js. Race 2 got underway on the wind towards Lymington against the last of the flood tide in a 15 knot Westerly breeze. Ranger and Velsheda approached the leeward end of the line early and Ranger found herself trapped between the inner distance mark and the committee boat. Read More

Superyacht Karia to be displayed at Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 20 July 2012

RMK Marine have announced that they will be showcasing the 45 metre Ron Holland designed motor yacht Karia at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Karia which is currently for sale will be on display throughout the show on Quai de l’Hiroudelle. Karia is an excellent example of the quality of build by RMK Marine. Read More

The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week, an annual highlight of the global regatta calendar, saw a record entry of 83 yachts. Following a week a celebration and exciting competition, Jap claimed the regatta’s prestigious Panerai British Classic Week Racing Trophy and a beautiful Officine Panerai timepiece. Read More

Preview of the 2012 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, organized by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, aspires to maintain the spirit of yesteryear. Mixing vessels from the past with those from the present is a key feature of their approach. It has proved highly successful, as participants throughout the fleet share a genuine camaraderie. Read More

Princess 40M to premiere at Cannes and Monaco shows

Monday, 16 July 2012

The biggest production yacht ever made in Britain, with the largest resin-infused hull ever moulded, the new Princess 40M promises to make quite a splash when she is launched at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes this September. Hull #1, Imperial Princess, is also to be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show a few days later. Read More

Great final day to the 2012 Oyster Regatta

Monday, 16 July 2012

What a great final day to the 2012 Oyster Regatta in Cowes, a week short of sun but full of fine sailing, and with no clear overall winners as yet in either of the two classes, everything hung on this last, fourth race, with the discard the final decider. After the light breeze of the previous day the wind was up and the fleet was in for an exciting contest. Read More

Second day of racing in the Oyster Regatta in Cowes

Friday, 13 July 2012

With a forecast that lay to the light side of reality, in a rapidly building westerly the Oyster fleet named its choice of sails, white or downwind, and headed for the Royal Yacht Squadron start line on this second day of racing in the Oyster Regatta in Cowes. 18 Yachts, from the Oyster 41 to the Oyster 82, crossed the finish off Portsmouth’s Spit Sand Fort. Read More

Pendennis Cup round up: Superyacht Mariette wins 2012 cup

Friday, 13 July 2012

Following four days of racing and six days of shore-side events the conclusion from all guests and crew is that the Pendennis Cup provides one of the best social scenes and that Falmouth presents some of the most challenging racing conditions of any regatta in the world. Each day the 13-strong fleet dealt with varied conditions and challenges. Read More

The Solent stage for Oyster Regatta Cowes - 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Solent stage was set this Monday 9 July for the arrival of the Oyster fleet taking part in this great British yacht builder's 29th class regatta, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and based out of Cowes Yacht Haven. With four days of racing ahead, and it has to be admitted four days' of partying, this is after all a very convivial regatta. Read More

Superyacht conversion project Ambriabella underway in Italy

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Italian Quaiat Shipyard, based in Trieste, is specialized in maintenance services, building and refitting of super yachts. The yard will present the restoration project of the historical motor vessel Ambriabella at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. The vessel has sailed the northern Adriatic Sea for decades after her launching in 1962. Read More

Cracking first day's racing in Oyster Regatta Cowes 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

In a summer that's trying to convince us to head to the Med there's a powerful counter. It's called the wind, and albeit with more than a few buckets of rain thrown in, it served the Oyster Cowes Regatta well with a cracking first day's racing. The lead boats slugged it out in fearsome competition. Read More

Preview of the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Last June 19 this year’s annual Monaco Yacht Show Summer Party was held. The evening party welcomed a legion of key superyacht industry members who arrived at the hotel to discuss the upcoming events of this year’s show. While the MYS organisers invited the yacht insiders to network with their peers on the eve of summer. Read More

The new Vicem 107 Moni to debut in Cannes in September

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The new Vicem 107' Cruiser Moni, a new model, and the yard's flagship Vintage model, will be making her public debut this summer at the Cannes Boat Show in September. The 107 Cruiser is the latest in Vicem’s celebrated series of Classic, Flybridge and Cruiser motor yachts ranging from 50 – 100 feet. Read More

Friday's results in the Pendennis Cup 2012

Monday, 9 July 2012

Following work on the yachts during Thursday’s lay day, crews were up early to prepare for a third day of racing around the coast of Falmouth. The weather was uncooperative initially with very changeable light winds, leading to a delayed start. However the winds picked up and established a more constant 5-7knots NW. 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

Amels 180 Step One attending 2012 Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 6 July 2012

The brand new Amels 55-metre yacht, Step One, is set to make her first public appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. With a sun deck measuring 24.5 metres long, and a helipad with 2000kg take-off weight, Step One is the first Amels 180 of the highly successful Amels Limited Editions range. Read More

Both fleets still tight after day 2 of the Pendennis Cup

Friday, 6 July 2012

Day 1 saw challenging conditions for both fleets with 15-20 knot wind accompanied by choppy seas and low cloud. As Wednesday dawned the mist cleared but the difficulty now was to be much lighter winds. The start was delayed whilst the much lighter winds settled on a direction and picked up to a decent 10 knots gusting to 15. Read More

Exhilarating start to the 3rd Pendennis Cup

Thursday, 5 July 2012

After a closely fought battle in both classes the winners started to return to the Pendennis Point finish line just before 2:00pm. The full table of results has been posted online, with the winner in Class 2, The Pendennis Cup Class, named as Mariette of 1915. The winner in Class 3, The Little Dennis Classic Class, was Mikado. 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

Exciting last day of superyacht racing in Falmouth

Monday, 2 July 2012

The last race of the Falmouth J Class Regatta took place in perfect sailing conditions; approximately 22 knots of wind and sunshine. The required results needed for each boat promised an exciting race as the regatta was Velsheda’s, with any result except a Ranger win. The start saw the four Js cross the line within seconds of each other. Read More

Close finish at third J Class racing day

Friday, 29 June 2012

The third race of the J Class Falmouth regatta started at twelve o’clock as scheduled, with the first weak rays of sunshine and patches of blue sky that anybody had seen all week. The race began with Lionheart, Velsheda and Ranger approaching the start line together. Rainbow started to windward, locking the others out. 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

Video of the Yacht Open House and Networking Day held in Nice

Friday, 29 June 2012

On the 18th of June, The Yacht Open House and Networking Day was held in the port of Nice. This sales and charter open house is organized by the ECPY and MYBA associations. Over 30 large yachts were presented by different brokers, and a conference on Italian VAT was presented by Francesco Cimmino. Read More

Mulder Shipyard to introduce new Mulder 73 at Amsterdam boat show

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Mulder Shipyard in the Netherlands will be presenting the new Mulder 73 Flybridge to the public at the HISWA Amsterdam inwater Boat Show from 4 to 9 September. Built for an Australian client, the yacht was designed by Guido de Groot. The new Mulder 73 Flybridge has an overall length of 22.30 metre and a beam of 6.20 metre. Read More

Thick fog and rain on second J Class racing day

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The second day of the J Class regatta started in very dull weather, with thick fog and light rain. However, spectators, crew, and owners alike were desperate to get out on the water and the race was scheduled to start at twelve as planned. The fog lifted slightly as twelve o’clock approached and the rain stopped. 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.

Thrilling first day of the UK J Class Regatta series

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Fog delayed the start of the first race of the UK J Class Regatta series 2012, postponing the 1200 start, positioned one mile south of Pendennis Point, by one hour. By twelve o clock, the sun was still struggling to break through but visibility had improved enough to get the UK regattas underway. Read More

Charm and opportunity define Newport Charter Yacht Show

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Newport Charter Yacht Show has been in existence for 30 years, but the 2012 edition—held June 18-21 at the Newport Yachting Center--marked a new era, with the show now owned and managed for the first time by Newport Harbor Corporation, which last year bought the show from its original owner. Read More

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

Excitement is building for the 2012 Falmouth J-Class Regatta

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

All four yachts racing in the 2012 Falmouth J-Class regatta were out practising on Sunday. With a perfect 12 knots and sunny conditions the yachts were out for more than four hours practising starts. Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow are all using new dark North 3Di sails while Velsheda is using 3Dl. 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

53rd Annual FLIBS announces show enhancements

Monday, 25 June 2012

Now entering its 53rd year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have developed a strategic plan of exciting enhancements, scheduled to begin in 2012 and continuing to roll out over the next several years, ensuring that FLIBS remains at the forefront of the marine industry for decades to come. Read More

The Newport Charter Yacht Show culinary competition

Friday, 22 June 2012

Chefs from eleven of the 27 participating yachts at this year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show went head-to-head in Wednesday’s Culinary Competition, which was split into two classes: Grande Class, for yachts 100 feet and above, and Premier Class, for yachts 99 feet and under. Grande Class winner was Chef Eddj from Lady M. 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

Pendennis Cup fleet announced

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Pendennis Cup fleet has been confirmed at 13 yachts: Adela (55.5m), Athos (61.2m), Bare Necessities (24.8m), Bequia (27.6m), Breakaway (21.34m), Eleonora (49.5m), Firebrand (13.11m), Mariette (42m), Mariquita (38m), Mikado (12.5m), Tomahawk (14.8m), Unfurled (34m) and Velacarina (26m). Read More

The 2012 Westward Cup Prizegiving

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The 2012 Westward Cup Prizegiving, held in the Pavilion at the Royal Yacht Squadron on Saturday evening brought to an end some sublime days of racing and social events put on by the three organising clubs for this year’s invitational event, namely the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club and the Yacht Club de Monaco. Read More

17th Edition of Rolex Swan Cup to take place in September

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The 17th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup takes place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 10-16 September directly following the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This biennial meeting is always eagerly anticipated given its status as the most vaunted gathering of Nautor’s Swan yachts. Four classes of Swan yachts will participate at the event. 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

Team Synergy/Heesen win the match race in the RC44 Austria Cup 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced that team Synergy/Heesen won first place in the match race (to stay on top of the season's rankings in that format) and sixth place in fleet racing at the RC44 – Austria Cup, which was held in Gmunden, Lake Traunsee from 30th May to 3rd June. The RC44 Austria Cup is the only leg of this circuit held on a Lake. Read More

Day three of the 2012 Westward Cup

Monday, 18 June 2012

Eleonora, Mariette and Mariquita, the three Big Class yachts taking part in the 2nd running of the Westward Cup in Cowes this week, have faced four days of the best and worst that the British weather could throw at them. The owners and their guests have been enjoying this prestigious and unique invitational yachting event. Read More

Near Miss overall winner of the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup

Monday, 18 June 2012

Franck Nöel’s TP52 Near Miss (SUI) has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup. A big boat race was predicted ahead of the historic 60th edition of the race from Saint-Tropez to Sanremo. And so it proved. The 100-foot Maxi Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) smashed the four-year old race record by over three hours. Read More

Westward Cup day two race report

Friday, 15 June 2012

After a damp and windless Wednesday morning, the Race Officers at the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) took the decision to abandon racing for the three Big Class yachts vying for the Westward Cup this week in Cowes, Isle of Wight. However, the gloomy weather failed to dampen the spirits of owners and guests. Read More

The Yacht Open House and Networking Day in Nice

Friday, 15 June 2012

On the 18th of June, The Yacht Open House and Networking Day will be held in the port of Nice. This sales and charter open house is organized by the ECPY and MYBA associations. Over large 30 yachts will be presented by different brokers, and a conference on Italian VAT will be presented by Francesco Cimmino. Read More

Esimit Europa 2 smashes race record at Giraglia Rolex Cup

Friday, 15 June 2012

At 03:16.16 yesterday morning, Igor Simčič’s 100-foot Maxi Esimit Europa 2  crossed the finish line in Sanremo and claimed line honours at the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup, making short work of the circa 242-nautical mile course from Saint-Tropez. In the process, Esimit Europa 2 smashed the course record. Read More

170 Boats departed Saint-Tropez in 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup

Thursday, 14 June 2012

At 12:20 yesterday, a fleet of 170 boats from 18 countries departed Saint-Tropez to contest the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup. This historic 60th edition of the Mediterranean classic runs some 242-nautical miles to Sanremo, Italy via the Giraglia rock. Conditions pointed towards a big boat race with strong gusts. Read More

Day three of the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Three days of dramatic inshore competition concluded yesterday at the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup. Another exciting day’s racing unfolded with wind speeds reaching 35 knots as the fleet attacked a 26.4-nautical mile course, adjusted slightly for the smaller classes. Sir Peter Ogden’s 62-foot Mini Maxi Jethou was again the fastest boat on the water. Read More

Day one of the 2012 Westward Cup

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The 2nd running of the Westward Cup commenced on the water yesterday at 1100hrs, bringing together the cream of the world’s Big Class yachts in a blaze of excitement and anticipation of some great racing in Solent waters for the owners and their guests. Eleonora, Mariette and Mariquita also created a breathtaking sight for the spectators. Read More

All set for Audi Sardinia Cup

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A fleet of TP52 and Soto 40 racing yachts representing six nations - Cayman Islands, France, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden and the USA - is ready for the start of racing in the Audi Sardinia Cup, scheduled to commence tomorrow in Porto Cervo at 12 midday. The biennial event is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) since 1978. Read More

Day one and two of the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Under alluring blue skies in Saint-Tropez, the first of three days of inshore racing took place with the 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup’s international fleet, in excess of a hundred yachts, divided into two groups. The larger boats, including the Maxi yachts, attacked a 31.9-nautical mile course, whilst the smaller classes had 26.4-nm challenge. Read More

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 – Les Voiles d’Antibes

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

History, beauty, elegance, and fun in abundance, is how I would describe racing in Les Voiles de Antibes. I was privileged to have been invited to race with Nick Hill, Managing Director of Hill Robinson, onboard his beautiful yacht Dambuster. Dambuster was designed by Illingworth & Primrose, who also famously designed Sir Francis Chichester’s yacht, Gypsy Moth IV. Read More

Dates for 2013 Antibes Yacht Show announced

Friday, 1 June 2012

The Antibes Yacht Show 2013, the only International Brokerage and Charter show before the beginning of the season in the Mediterranean, will be held from April 18th to 21st , 2013. In 2013 the layout of the show is going to change and will start in front of the Bastion Saint Jaume and continue on to the IYCA. Read More

MedAire partner with J Class Association for UK regattas

Friday, 1 June 2012

The International SOS company MedAire has joined with the J Class Association to support this summer’s two major UK J Class events, providing a dedicated paramedic on the water for all race days. Although the J Class yachts are sailed by experienced crew, there is always the risk of a sail handling accident or equipment failure. Read More

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2012 preview

Friday, 1 June 2012

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the highlight of the annual Mediterranean sailing calendar, will be held from 2-8 September 2012. The organisers, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association, expect to attract a significant fleet of yachts all over 60 feet (18.29-metres) to Porto Cervo, Sardinia, for this 23rd edition. Read More

The eleventh Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy to start in 3 days

Friday, 1 June 2012

The eleventh biannual Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy, raced within the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda of Porto Cervo and Boat International Media, will begin in just 3 days. Five days of challenging coastal races in the spectacular setting of the La Maddalena Archipelago in Sardinia. Read More

Historic trophies donated to J Class Association

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Following discussions with the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, two more important, historic trophies have been secured for presentation to the winners of the J Class Solent Regatta, in addition to the Royal Southampton Yacht Club’s “Queen’s Cup”, the The Corinthian King’s Cup and the King’s Hundred Guinea Cup. Read More

Rolex Volcano Race concluded in true Caprese style

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The second edition of the Rolex Volcano Race concluded in true Caprese style as fifteen international crews toasted a week’s enthralling sailing during the Rolex party and prizegiving at La Canzone del Mare on Friday 25 May. A combination of envious views of Capri’s Faraglioni rock formations and a famous venue once owned by Gracie Fields. 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

Restyled Azimut Grande 105’ presented in Beirut

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Represented by its own exclusive dealer, BluePoint Yachting LTD, the Azimut Grande 105’ was one of the highlights of the Beirut Boat 2012, Lebanon’s first boat show and one of the most important boating events in the Middle East for luxury yachts. The yacht has a new design and fine finishes. Read More

The Singapore Yacht Show 2012 a great success

Friday, 25 May 2012

The Singapore Yacht Show 2012 at the ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove ended on a high note having lived up to all expectations, with many more exhibitors, visitors and stunning yachts on show than the ‘preview’ show last year. At the same time, the 4th Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference ran 2 days before the yacht show. Read More

Jethou overall winner of the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race

Friday, 25 May 2012

Sir Peter Ogden’s 60-foot Mini Maxi Jethou is the overall winner of the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race. Jethou was the third boat to finish the Leg Two of the offshore race which concluded yesterday evening following a 300-nautical mile round trip from Capri through the Aeolian Islands. She ousted two titans of the water Nilaya and Y3K. Read More 

Supermaxi Nilaya claims line honours at the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Filip Balcaen’s 112-ft Supermaxi Nilaya has claimed line honours at the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race following an enthralling Leg Two of the offshore race. Nilaya was the first boat to complete the 300-nautical mile course, arriving to a glorious sunset in Capri, after a challenging voyage through the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Read More

Uncharacteristic conditions in Rolex Volcano Race’s final act

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Capri’s Marina Piccola was the setting for the start of the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race’s final act which commenced yesterday at 18:00 CEST as the event’s 15-strong Maxi fleet departed for a 300-nautical mile roundtrip through the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Conditions were uncharacteristic for the region at this time of year. 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

Swan 80 Berenice Bis claims Leg One of the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Marco Rodolfi’s Swan 80 Berenice Bis (ITA) claimed Leg One of the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race which ran some 100-nautical miles from Gaeta, in southern Italy, to the island of Capri. Berenice Bis was the fifth boat to cross the finishing line in Capri, arriving at 03:53.04 CEST yesterday and in the process ousting two Mini Maxis. Read More

Mini Maxi Jethou wins windward/leeward race at Rolex Volcano Race

Monday, 21 May 2012

Sir Peter Ogden’s 60-ft Mini Maxi Jethou (GBR) won today’s windward/leeward race at the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race, held in Gaeta, Italy. Fourteen of the 19 entered Maxi yachts contested the race which marked the first segment of this year’s event. Jethou triumphed on handicap having finished second on the water to Y3K. 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

World Superyacht Award winners announced

Monday, 7 May 2012

Last Saturday the winners of the World Superyacht Awards were announced at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. The most prestigious awards, Motor Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yacht of the Year, were won by the 77 metre Feadship superyacht Tango and the 67 metre Alloy Yachts superyacht Vertigo. 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

Amsterdam in-water Boat Show announces price reduction

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

HISWA Multimedia has announced a structural reduction of 15% on rates for stand space and berths at the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2012. This will be calculated on top of the early bird discount (15%) for bookings made by March 31, and the general discount for members of the HISWA Association (15%). Read More

Excellent turnout at the Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Singapore Yacht Show returned in style last week, attracting an excellent turnout of really high quality visitors to fully justify the participation from some of the world’s top yacht exhibitors. The 2nd edition inspired visitors and exhibitors alike with a fuller and finer line-up of some of the world’s most talked-about superyachts. 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

Photo gallery of day one of the Singapore Yacht Show

Saturday, 28 April 2012

The 2nd annual Singapore Yacht Show opened its doors to the public this Friday, at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, bringing together some of the world’s top yacht builders, yacht brokers and luxury brands to entice Asia’s growing class of high net worth individuals. Some 10 – 15 world-famous superyachts are on display. Read More

Sailing superyacht owners invited to the 2012 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A superyacht division will again be part of Australia's premier keelboat event, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week from August 17 to 25. This will be the 29th staging of the regatta, which is sailed on the tropical, island-laced waters of the Whitsunday region off the coast of Queensland. Hamilton Island sits as the centrepiece of the Whitsundays. Read More

Heesen Yachts participates in the Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Heesen Yachts has announced its participation at the Singapore Yacht Show. “Asia is a growing market for the superyacht industry. The fact that an increasing number of superyachts are making their appearance in the region is a sign of interest in this yachting destination” says Mark Cavendish. Read More

Overmarine Group participating in the Yare

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Italian Overmarine Group will again participate in the Yare (Yachting, After Sales and Refit Exhibition) which starts on thursday. The event, in its second edition, takes place in Viareggio, the Italian capital for the construction of superyachts, and hometown of Mangusta, Overmarine Group's flagship brand. Read More

Positive reactions from the market at the 6th Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Exhibitors left last week's Antibes Yacht Show show’s 6th year with a smile. Indeed, 13,380 visitors came to admire the 130 yachts on display. It seems that the changeable weather simply pushed away the curious, yet did not discourage buyers to come. Brokers are pleased to have received quality visits. Read More

Revised attendance at UK J-Class Regatta's

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Shortly after the end of the St Barths Regatta, Hanuman, who had come last of the four Js by the smallest of margins, was withdrawn from the 2012 UK events programme; a big disappointment to all those looking forward to seeing her in UK waters. Endeavour has also announced that the owner has business elsewhere and cannot attend. Read More

Fleet of world-famous superyachts sails into Singapore

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The 2nd annual Singapore Yacht Show opens its doors to the public this Friday, bringing together some of the world’s top yacht builders, yacht brokers and luxury brands to entice Asia’s growing class of high net worth individuals. With some 10 – 15 world-famous superyachts on display, the show runs from April 27th-29th. Read More

Photo gallery of the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show is the longest established boat & yacht exhibition in China, covering displays of its whole industry chain, since its launch in 1996. CIBS has progressively established itself as an endorser and facilitator for yachting culture. CIBS provides a platform for all industry products. 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

Solid sales at Boat Asia

Monday, 23 April 2012

Boat Asia celebrated two decades serving Singapore and the South East Asia region with solid onsite sales and many high-potential ongoing talks, organizers TMX said, based on official survey feedback. Boat Asia 2012 ran from 12-15th April at Marina at Keppel Bay, featured a line-up of more than 50 luxury yachts. Read More

Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie to race on Eleonora E

Monday, 23 April 2012

It has been confirmed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, title sponsor of the Round the Island Race and title sponsor of triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie CBE, that Ben's final public racing appearance prior to his bid for a fourth Gold medal in his Finn, will be on board the Big Class yacht Eleonora E, a schooner with some impressive statistics. 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

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2012 edition attracts most Chinese millionaires yet

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The third edition of the annual Hainan Rendez-Vous took place on April 5th to 8th and drew more high net worth visitors, more yachts, and more ultra-lifestyle brands to the shores of tropical Sanya City than did the two previous editions of the show. The four-day event generated billions of RMB in business. 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

Filippetti Yacht to attend the China International Boat Show

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Italian shipyard Filippetti will bring the Navetta 26 to Shanghai for the 17th edition of the CIBS (China International Boat Show). From 19 to 22 April, the Filippetti yacht will be on display, where she will be one of the largest yachts in the show. With the Navetta 26, the shipyard presents the first model in the green series, a line of eco-chic yachts. Read More

Les Voiles de St. Barth: 2013 dates announced

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

For the third consecutive year, the island of St. Barth, in the French West Indies, provided an exceptional week of racing. It seems the consensus of the 700+ sailors racing there that in just three editions, Les Voiles de St. Barth has become a must-do event. Organizers have announced the dates for the fourth edition: April 8 – 13, 2013. Read More

Antibes Yacht Show again a great success for SuperYacht Company

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A great stand location, interesting guests and clients, coupled with a sneak preview of the company’s new brand, meant the Antibes Yacht Show was yet another success for the growing SuperYacht Company team. SuperYacht Company, together with YachtsXL, collaborated its efforts by opening up their stands to create one large area. Read More

Timelapse video of the 2012 Antibes Yacht Show

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Friend and photographer Andrew Clelland has made a wonderful timelapse video of last week's Antibes Yacht Show, including a couple of shots made on our stand at the show. This year was the show's 6th edition, and despite a very wet saturday, the show was well visited by industry and clients looking for a new boat, just before the summer season kicks off. Read More

The Ferretti Group participating in the Rio Boat Show

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Ferretti Group is participating at the fifteenth edition of the Rio Boat Show, taking place in Brazil this week in the new evocative location of Pier Mauà, inside the port of Rio de Janeiro, with seven of the most beautiful crafts by Ferretti Yachts and Pershing on display. The Group will take part in the show with one of the largest stands on display. Read More

Timelapse video of the 2012 Hainan Rendez-Vous

Monday, 16 April 2012

Last week China’s leading luxury yacht and business jet show, the Hainan Rendezvous, opened its doors to China's elite. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL were not only official media partners of the event, but also ran the on-site Media Centre, and joined forces to engage High Net Worth Individuals from Asia to the world of luxury superyachts. Read More

SuperYachtTimes.com hosts Champagne tasting session in Antibes

Monday, 16 April 2012

At last week's Antibes Yacht Show, we hosted an exclusive Champagne tasting session, courtesy of AWC Riviera, one of the world's foremost wine merchants. The heart of AWC's business is the buying and selling of fine wine - in quantities ranging from complete cellars to cases and individual bottles. Read More

Live from Antibes: EcoCrew seminar

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The unique nutrient that helped Poseidon develop those envious pectorals and feed his beloved sea horses, is now struggling for life. Posedonia, named after the Greek god, has been the Mediterranean’s life giving plant for hundreds of thousands of years. Unlike sea algae, Posedonia is a rooted plant that is responsible for balancing the Mediterranean’s eco-system. Read More

Cerion Energy and ECOsuperyacht partner to form GO2 Global Yachting

Friday, 13 April 2012

Cerion Energy, manufacturer of the DAME Award winning nanotechnology-based diesel fuel additive GO2 and ECOsuperyacht, the exclusive European distributor for GO2, announce that they are partnering to form a new global marketing & distribution business called GO2 Global Yachting. Read More

Wally Class confirms 2012 racing calendar

Friday, 13 April 2012

The Wally Class, the largest fleet of performance yachts over 24 metres, has confirmed the final racing calendar for the 2012 season, taking in five of the world’s most important regattas in the Mediterranean’s most glamorous locations. In addition to this calendar, Wallys also race in other renowned regattas against yachts of other types. Read More

Live from Antibes: Projects moving fast for new Pendennis Palma Refit Division

Friday, 13 April 2012

Projects are moving fast for the new Pendennis Palma Refit Division. I had a chat with Tristan Rowe and Charlie Ross yesterday, the first day of The Antibes Yacht Show. Seven projects in as many months, since September 2011 has meant a very busy and encouraging start. Three orders are already booked in for refit work this coming winter. Read More

Live from Antibes: Rinck Travel explained

Friday, 13 April 2012

Rinck Travel offers the Yachting Community’s needs for travel arrangements. Sophie Riché explained this morning at the Antibes Yacht Show, “Over 26 years we have adapted our services into a complete package for superyacht companies, industry personnel, owners, captains and crew to travel around the world". Read More

Team Synergy/Heesen takes first and third place at Cascais Cup

Friday, 13 April 2012

Heesen Yachts is thrilled to announce that team Synergy/Heesen won first place in the match race and third place overall at the RC44 – Cascais Cup, that was just held in Cascais. Fifteen teams raced over five days in a range of differing weather conditions from a potentially boat-breaking situation with gusts of 28 knots, to light breezes and sun. Read More

Video of day four of the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Last week, China’s leading luxury yacht and business jet show the Hainan Rendezvous opened its doors for the 3th edition of the event. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL were part of the show, as the official media partners of the event, and ran an on-site Media Centre. We are proud to bring you this fourth video of the event. Read More

Encouraging signs as high numbers of Far Eastern clients attend the Hainan Rendezvous

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Fraser Yachts announced today that the Hainan Rendezvous, was visited by a high number of their qualified clients from across the region. There are very encouraging signs that more and more people are developing a strong interest in superyacht ownership and charter. The show had doubled in size since 2011. Read More 

Live from China: Photo gallery day four of the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Hainan Rendez-Vous, which is taking place this week in the seaside resort city of Sanya, Hainan Island, comprises a yacht show, business jet exhibition and lifestyle showcase. The annual Hainan Rendez-Vous will bring thousands of China's top earners to Sanya's picturesque shores. 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

Live from China: The new IAG 100 at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Launched in January, the IAG Electra 100 superyacht was unveiled this week at the Hainan Rendez-Vous. The Electra 100’ measures 30 metres and with a beam of 6.5m, is powered by two MTU M93 main engines that provide a maximum speed of 27 knots as well as economical cruising to a range of 2,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Read More

Live from China: On board the Trinity superyacht Lohengrin

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Today, we sat down with Trinity Yachts' Billy Smith III and John F. Dane, on board superyacht Lohengrin, where we learned how superyacht Lohengrin, one of the largest yachts in the region, became based there.  "The interior is what attracted the attention of the new owners, a large Chinese corporation", Billy shares with us. Read More

Live from China: Diana Yacht Design working on an exciting new project

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Today, at our stand at the Hainan Rendez-Vous, we had the chance to meet up with our friends at Diana Yacht Design, who gave us a sneak preview of an exciting new project, specifically targeted at the Asian market. A key design element on the yacht, is the total separation between guests and crew, a feature normally seen on much larger yachts. Read More

Live from China: Photo gallery day three of the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Saturday, 7 April 2012

The Hainan Rendez-Vous, which is taking place this week on Hainan Island, comprises a yacht show, business jet exhibition and lifestyle showcase. The annual Hainan Rendez-Vous will bring thousands of China's top earners to Sanya's picturesque shores. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL will bring you daily updates. Read More

Live from China: CMN Yachts at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Presenting two models at the Hainan Rendez-Vous, the 44 metre Bannenberg & Rowell Scorpio design, and a 65 metre design, Cyril Le Sourd of French shipyard CMN sees their presence at the show mainly as "a great way to learn more about the Chinese culture". You can visit CMN Yachts at Booth G1. Read More

Live from China: Royal Huisman at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Saturday, 7 April 2012

The renowned Dutch superyacht builder Royal Huisman is exhibiting for the third time at the Hainan Rendez-Vous. “Now we have been here for three times in a row people start to recognise the Royal Huisman brand and we have met people who have come to our stand each year”, says Evert van Dishoeck, Commercial Manager of Royal Huisman. Read More

Live from China: ISA Yachts at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Today we met up with Marcello Maggi, President and sales director of ISA Yachts. We sat down with him, and discussed the yard's latest orders, as well as the yard's view on the Hainan Rendez-Vous, and the upcoming Chinese market. "We are now at the Hainan Rendez-Vous for the first time," Marcello explains. Read More

Live from China: Video of day one of the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Friday, 6 April 2012

Yesterday China’s leading luxury yacht and business jet show the Hainan Rendezvous opened its doors for the 3th edition of the event. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL are not only official media partners of the event, but also run an on-site Media Centre. Read More

Live from China: Photo gallery day two of the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Friday, 6 April 2012

The Hainan Rendez-Vous, which is taking place on Hainan Island, comprises a yacht show, business jet exhibition and lifestyle showcase. The annual Hainan Rendez-Vous will bring thousands of China's top earners to Sanya's picturesque shores. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL will run the show's media centre. Read More

Live from China: Heesen Yachts at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Friday, 6 April 2012

A familiar face at yachts shows, Heesen Yachts' Sara Gioanola, talked us through the yard's latest projects, and also shared with us her opinion on the new Asian market. "We are very busy at the yard at the moment, with our largest project ever, well underway", Sara says, when she refers to the 65M Fast Displacement. Read More

Live from China: Great number of VVIPs arriving in Hainan

Friday, 6 April 2012

Last year, the Hainan Rendezvous attracted some 15,000 visitors from all corners of greater China, and judging by the visitor numbers walking around, that record will surely be broken in 2012. Private jets are being used to fly in over 300 VVIP guests to nearby Sanya Phoenix International Airport, with a limousine service to and from the show. Read More

Live from China: The Ferretti Group at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Ferretti Group is taking part in the third edition of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, which is being held from today to 8th April 2012 on the island of Hainan, in southern China, a charming location for a unique event which has by now become a real must for the leading world operators in the luxury sector. Read More

Live from China: Superyacht Onyx participating in Hainan Rendez-Vous

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Sanlorenzo 40 Onyx is participating in the Hainan Rendez-Vous, currently taking place in South China. The Hainan Rendez-Vous is an annual luxury client event that attracts discerning Chinese clients to the Riviera-like shores of Sanya for a sumptuous 4 days of lifestyle discovery. The yacht is for sale asking € 13,500,000. Read More

Live from China: Photo gallery day one of the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Hainan Rendez-Vous, which takes place today to 8th of April in the seaside resort city of Sanya, Hainan Island, comprises a yacht show, business jet exhibition and lifestyle showcase. The annual Hainan Rendez-Vous will bring thousands of China's top earners to Sanya's picturesque shores. Read More

Sales at PIMEX for Phuket’s Lee Marine Yacht Brokerage

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Lee Marine, Phuket’s leading yacht brokerage, today announced it sold four boats at the 2012 PIMEX International Boat Show on Phuket between 29 March and 1 April, Lee Marine Managing Director, Josh Lee described the show, where the company had eight boats on the water and the largest stand in the exhibition hall, as being “very successful.” Read More

Live from China: Perini Navi at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Perini Navi Group is participating in the Hainan Rendezvous. During the Hainan Rendez-vous, taking place this week on Hainan Island, the Perini Navi Group, world leader in the design and production of sailing and motor yachts, will present Perini Navi sailing yachts and Picchiotti motor yachts to the Chinese public. Read More

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club gearing up for Rolex China Sea Race

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Activity at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is gearing up for Asia’s premier Category 1 Offshore race, set to begin tomorrow, April 4th, with 26 competitors on the start line. The diverse fleet ranges from the sole participating Maxi, Geoff Hill’s Genuine Risk, to the many 50 and 40-footers competing for the China Sea Race Trophy on corrected time. Read More

Quality underscores success of Phuket International Boat Show

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A successful ninth edition of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) came to a close with successful sales and hot leads reported from exhibitors. The four-day Show – the largest consumer Boat Show in the region – has become known for its quality – quality products, quality exhibitors and quality visitors. Read More

SYT & YachtsXL run media center at the Hainan Rendezvous

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tomorrow China’s leading luxury yacht and business jet show the Hainan Rendezvous will opens its doors. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL are the official media partners of the event, and run an on-site Media Centre. They have joined forces to engage High Net Worth Individuals from Asia to the world of luxury superyachts. Read More

CMN Yachts at the Hainan Rendez-Vous

Monday, 2 April 2012

CMN Yachts has announce their participation in the Hainan Rendez-Vous in Sanya, China, from April 5th to April 8th 2012. CMN will introduce the yard's latest projects, the CMN Line 65 by Andrew Winch Designs, CMN 65m motor yacht Project One, and the 44 metre Bannenberg & Rowell motor yacht Scorpio project. Read More

Videos of last week's St Barths Bucket

Friday, 30 March 2012

A fleet of the world’s best high performance yachts gathered in the Caribbean this spring for the 17th edition of the St Barths Bucket. Held between the 22 and 25 March in St Barths’ Gustavia Harbor, the famous regatta attracted a wide selection of sailing superyacht owners and their yachts, eager to embark on a week of pure fun. 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

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

YachtInfo Antibes Yacht Show announces speakers

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The YachtInfo Antibes Yacht Show (YI AYS) Steering Committee, comprised of Antibes Yacht Show, ISS, MYBA and PYA, today announces chairs and speakers for its 2012 Seminar Topics. The 13 April 2012 event is being held from 1000-1700 with luncheon at 1230 and cocktails at 1700. 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

Phuket International Boat Show 2012 opens its doors

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Asia's leading consumer Boat Show, Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), opened today with $ 250 million of boats on display, the largest being the 92 foot Pershing. The ninth edition of PIMEX was officially opened by Phuket's Vice Governor, Sommai Prijasilpa, together with PIMEX Show Director, Andy Dowden, and Bangonrat Shinaprayoon. Read More 

Yacht Carbon Offset for the MYBA Charter Show 2012

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

MYBA is partnering with Yacht Carbon Offset to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from the 24th MYBA Charter Show, which takes place in Genoa between 30 April and 4 May. MYBA recognises that an increasing number of yacht owners and charterers expect the highest environmental standards in their yachting. 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

Newport Charter Yacht Show announces charitable partner

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

As new owners of the Newport Charter Yacht Show, the Newport Harbor Corporation wants to give back to the marine community and has announced its official charitable partner of 2012 as humanitarian organization YachtAid Global (YAG). The Newport show, now in its 30th year, is the only one of its kind in the U.S. Read More

Optimism at the 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show

Monday, 26 March 2012

There are signs at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, taking place this weekend along the waterfront on scenic Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, that the much anticipated turnaround of the yachting industry has begun. Compared to 2011, attendance was up 12 percent cumulatively the first two days of the four-day show. Read More

The Giraglia Rolex Cup 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012

The Giraglia Rolex Cup is one of the most popular yachting events in the Mediterranean and has been a tradition for European sailors close to 60 years. The event is a pageant of sailing and runs over a full week each year in mid-June. 2012 marks the 60th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, an event that came to life in 1953. Read More

YPI celebrates at 2012 Hainan Rendez-Vous

Friday, 23 March 2012

The company celebrated its launch by bringing the biggest yacht ever to China’s leading luxury lifestyle event, now YPI Asia, the Asian arm of Monaco-based Yachting Partners International, celebrates the opening of three offices and its growing team at this year’s 3 rd Hainan Rendez-Vous. It has been exactly one year since YPI launched YPI Asia. Read More

Historic day for J Class yachts in St Barths

Friday, 23 March 2012

For the first time, J Class yachts; Endeavour, Hanuman, Ranger and Velsheda, lined up and raced against each other as part of the St Barths Bucket Regatta held this week. Fresh from the mammoth two year refit at Yachting Developments yard in New Zealand, Endeavour showed the fleet her pedigree with an impressive first race win. Read More

K&K Superyachts to bring Auspicious and Callista to Antibes

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

K&K Superyachts are bringing two large yachts to this year's Antibes Yacht Show. The first is the Leopard 46 superyacht Auspicious. Auspicious was delivered by Leopard Yachts in 2010 and she is second in the acclaimed Leopard 46 series. She can accommodates 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms. 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

10 Perini Navi yachts set to sail in the St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Forty-seven yachts will make up the fleet of this year’s St Barths Bucket Regatta, an international regatta that draws yachts and designers from all over the world to the Caribbean, for a fun yet competitive regatta where safety is held supreme. Ten participating superyachts were built by Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi. Read More

Hainan Rendez-Vous reveals list of prestigious sponsors

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Organisers of the Hainan Rendez-Vous today announced the names of the major sponsors for their upcoming 2012 show, and the list is comprised of renowned upmarket brands. The event takes place this coming April 5th to 8th in the resort city of Sanya. SuperYachtTimes.com and YachtsXL will run the show's media centre. Read More

49 Metre Mondomarine Streamline to attend Antibes Yacht Show

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The 49 metre Mondomarine Streamline, launched by the Savona based shipyard in 2009, to a design by Cor D. Rover with an interior by Luca Dini and Frédéric Mechiche, will be the largest yacht to attend this year's Antibes Yacht Show. The yacht is currently for sale with International Yacht Collection. Read More

45.7 Metre superyacht Blue Ice to attend Antibes Yacht Show

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

More news from the Antibes Yacht Show, as we learn that Gaspard Yachts will be bringing the 45.7 metre superyacht Blue Ice to this year's show. Built by in 2009 by Palmer Johnson, Blue Ice is a spectacular superyacht of all aluminium construction and is the 5th hull in this successful range of performance yachts. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show: Video Day 4

Monday, 19 March 2012

The 20th Dubai International Boat Show that took place last week at the Dubai International Marine Club, has come to an end. More than 750 companies took part in the event from 46 different countries. There were 430 boats on display, including over 20 superyachts. Watch the video of day four of the boat show here. Read More

Yare's special welcome to captains at 2012 show

Monday, 19 March 2012

Yare, the first event totally dedicated to after sales and refit operations, will take place in Viareggio. This year, Yare will organize a Captains’ Dock, to welcome and host Captains of yachts, who are often the most important decision makers of after sales and refit operations. Yare describes the Captains’ Dock as ”an event within the event”. Read More 

The Poros Charter Yacht Show 2012 to feature over 70 luxury yachts

Monday, 19 March 2012

For over 10 years, the Poros Charter Yacht Show assembles the finest of the luxury yachting charter industry in the Eastern Mediterranean. From 5th to 10th May 2012, the show will showcase over 70 yachts displayed to the professional industry and International yachting experts specializing in preparing exclusive charters. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show: Video Day 3

Friday, 16 March 2012

The 20th Dubai International Boat Show, is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club. More than 750 companies are taking part in the event from 46 different countries. There are 430 boats on display, including more than 20 superyachts. The show is held from March 13 to 17. Watch the video of day three here. 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

Palma International Boat Show rescheduled for 2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The 29th Palma International Boat Show , which was planned for April 28th to May 2nd this year has been rescheduled until April 2013 following a decision by a new organising committee appointed by the government in The Balearics. The Palma show has always been run by a government department, to manage several trade and tourism fairs on the island each year. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show: Video Day 2

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The 20th Dubai International Boat Show, is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club. More than 750 companies are taking part in the event from 46 different countries. There are 430 boats on display, including more than 20 superyachts. Superyachts on display at the event include the 42.60 metre Feadship Andiamo. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show 2012: Majesty 105 unveiled

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts in the Middle East, yesterday premiered a brand new superyacht concept from its Majesty Yachts range – the Majesty 105 – on day one of the Dubai International Boat Show 2012. The premiere follows the UAE-based shipyard’s recent showcase of its largest ever hull construction. Read More

Line-up confirmed for the Westward Cup 2012: Altair, Eleonora, Mariette and Mariquita

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) has confirmed the line-up of participating yachts racing in the second Westward Cup regatta, taking place between the 11th and the 16th June 2012. The competing yachts are Altair, Eleonora, Mariette and Mariquita. Also invited, but as yet unconfirmed, are Lulworth and Moonbeam IV. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show: Video Day 1

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Yesterday the 20th Dubai International Boat Show, held at the Dubai International Marine Club from March 13 to 17, was opened by H.H Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. More than 750 companies are taking part in the event from 46 different countries. Read More

YPI to bring 4 yachts to Antibes Yacht Show

Monday, 12 March 2012

No less than four yachts are to be presented from 12-15 April at this year’s Antibes Yacht Show by Yachting Partners International (YPI). Komboloi is without a doubt the best San Lorenzo '72 on the market. She has had very little use and has been professionally maintained by her crew and an attentive owner. 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

Newport Charter Yacht Show announces seminars for 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012

Another exciting component to the already dynamic and newly revitalized Newport Charter Yacht Show (NCYS) has been announced by Newport Harbor Corporation, the show’s new owner. Industry focused seminars will be featured each day of the June 18-21 event, which will be held at the Newport Yachting Center. Read More

Antibes Yacht Show announces seminar topics

Friday, 9 March 2012

The YachtInfo Antibes Yacht Show (YI AYS) Steering Committee—comprised of Antibes Yacht Show, ISS, MYBA and PYA—today announced its 2012 Seminar Topics. The 13 April 2012 event is being held from 1000-1700 with luncheon at 1230 and cocktails at 1700. Specific moderators and presenters will be announced in coming weeks. Read More

Simpson Marine reveals superyacht line up for Singapore Boat Show

Friday, 9 March 2012

Simpson Marine has revealed a stunning line up eleven yachts for this year’s Singapore Superyacht Show (SYS) at ONE15 Marina from April 27-29. They include a good mix of power boats, sailing boats as well as superyachts and represent the full range of Simpson Marine’s business in Singapore. Read More

China commits to Extreme Sailing Series in new 3 year deal

Friday, 9 March 2012

China commits to Extreme Sailing Series in new 3 year deal. At an official signing ceremony last week hosted by Ms Zang Aimin, Vice President of Qingdao Major International Sailing Events Organizing Committee & Executive Vice President of Olympic Sailing City Development Association, Qingdao signed a new host venue agreement. Read More

The world descends on Phuket for 2012 Phuket International Boat Show

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Asia's top island resort destination and second-home of choice for many millionaires and billionaires around the world, is set to showcase top global boat brands at the ninth Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), which will take place 29 March to 1st April 2012 at the award-winning marina and lifestyle destination, Royal Phuket Marina. Read More

Superyacht Kestrel to debut at Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Adrian McCourt will introduce an entirely new breed of sailing superyacht to the public for the first time at Antibes Yacht Show. Designed by the renowned Ron Holland, Kestrel is a superb fusion of the best aspects of motor yacht, sailing yacht and beach house, designed specifically to put the fun back into family sailing. Read More

Fraser Yachts announces yachts at Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Antibes Yacht Show, the most important yacht show at the beginning of the season, taking place from April 12 to 15, in the beautiful harbour of Port Vauban in Antibes, has announced that Fraser Yachts will be bringing four large yachts to this year's show. Beyond is a 30.48 metre superyacht built by Inace in 2009. 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

The Pendennis Cup website gets a refit

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Pendennis Cup Website has been given a facelift. A new 'Resources' section has been added which will provide easy access to race schedules, accommodation information, photos, application forms etc. Alongside this, a 'News' area will contain up to date press releases on all aspects of the Cup, including daily reports. Read More

27th Palm Beach boat show signals industry growth

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Following a successful Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach in February, where builders and brokers reported the return of qualified buyers and impressively strong sales, the 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is on track to sell out all exhibit space for a larger show than ever before. 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

New name and dates for Auckland On Water Boat Show

Monday, 5 March 2012

Auckland International Boat Show has a new name, new branding and new dates. It will now be known as the Auckland On Water Boat Show and will feature new branding that reflects the greater diversity of exhibitors who attend the show and to be more closely aligned with New Zealand’s diverse, world class marine industry. Read More

Omani double at home kicks off closest ever start to Extreme Sailing Series

Monday, 5 March 2012

Massive Omani celebrations at The Wave, Muscat as Oman Air and The Wave score a one-two, squeezing out the French team who had finished every day but the last on top. It proved to be a thrilling opening Act to the season and, after five years of Extreme Sailing Series, there is a feeling that 2012 is going to be one of the closest yet. Read More

Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach reports strong results

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach reported a significantly stronger show overall than the past several years, with the number of exhibitors and boats on display both up 9 percent over 2011. Attendance, based on concession sales and number of people using show transportation, was up more than 7 percent. 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

Sailing charity selected as official partner for Cowes Superyacht Cup

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Cancer respite and sailing charity, Sail 4 Cancer, has been selected as Official Charity for the Superyacht Cup regatta at Cowes from 22 to 25 July this year. Organised in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron, the prestigious Superyacht Cup Cowes, will take place over three days and include sailing in the waters of the Solent. Read More

Video of the NZ Millennium Cup 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

After three days of racing, 33.8 metre Silvertip, built by Yachting Developments, has been declared the winner of the NZ Millennium Cup 2012. Also competing for the title were 32 metre Eclipse, 48.5 metre Georgia, 44 metre Imagine B and 39.6 metre Janice of Wyoming, all built by Alloy Yachts. 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

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

J Class Association announces official rib partner

Friday, 24 February 2012

The J Class Association has announced that Solent Rib Charter (SRC) has been chosen as the official Rib partner for this summer’s regattas. Having one official partner organisation will allow closer communication between the JCA and spectator Ribs, leading to safer on the water operations and better viewing for spectators. 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

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

ECOsuperyacht partners with the Antibes Yacht Show

Thursday, 23 February 2012

ECOsuperyacht will again be partnering with the Antibes Yacht Show 2012 for the second year running, by offsetting all the carbon emissions arising from this year’s event. Last year’s highly successful show, which saw 13,000 visitors attend, was estimated to have generated 350 tonnes of carbon emissions. Read More

Extreme Sailing Series team line-ups confirmed

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

With less than two weeks to go until the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman, the Act 1 team line-ups have been confirmed, revealing a stellar cast of top professional sailors. Following the final event of 2011 in Singapore last December, the team managers and skippers have spent the last two months securing the best crews possible. Read More 

Almost full entry list for Superyacht Cup Cowes

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Organisers of the Superyacht Cup are preparing for one of their biggest years in 2012 as the entry lists for the popular Palma regatta and the brand new Superyacht Cup Cowes, UK have surged over the last two months. Currently over 21 superyachts have registered for the special edition of the Superyacht Cup in Cowes, UK from 22-25 July 2012. 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

Superyacht ICAP Leopard to defend title in Cowes

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The property developer and internationally renowned yachtsman Mike Slade is returning to Cowes to compete in the 2012 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, Britain's favourite yacht race, with his 100ft Super Maxi ICAP Leopard and in defence of his most recent and the current monohull record set in 2008 at a time of 3.53.05. Read More

Leading yacht brands coming to the Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 20 February 2012

Organisers of the 2012 Singapore Yacht Show are delighted that more and more heavyweight international yachting brands will be heading to Singapore to participate in this year’s show. Superyachts Helix and Onyx will be making their massive presence felt,  when they line up with some 30 other large yachts. Read More

2012 New Zealand Millennium Cup won by superyacht Silvertip

Monday, 20 February 2012

The 2012 New Zealand Millennium Cup regatta held in Auckland is being heralded as a great success. The three day regatta proved a true spectacle with Superyachts sailing close in shore giving local residents and office workers of downtown Auckland an appreciation of Superyacht sailing. Silvertip took home the cup. 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

Superyacht line up announced for Hainan Rendez-Vous

Thursday, 16 February 2012

It is the Year of the Water Dragon in China, and the leviathans will celebrate their reign at the upcoming Hainan Rendez-Vous boat show. Ocean giants present at the event will include more than ten 40+ metre vessels among a fleet of 130 yachts. The event takes place from April 5th to April 8th on the sparkling shores of Sanya on Hainan Island. Read More

Special Neiman Marcus Edition Hacker Craft on display in Miami

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hacker-Craft is displaying the Neiman Marcus Edition at Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which starts today, and runs to to 20th. The Neiman Marcus Edition Hacker-Craft will be at ramp 16, slip 313. The boat is powered by a Mercury Marine 8.2 High Output 425 horsepower engine (CE compliant). 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

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

New superyacht sales and charter event in Mallorca

Monday, 13 February 2012

A few weeks ago we published an article on a new event to be held in Port Adriano, Mallorca SuperYacht Days. The event will showcase around 35 yachts for sale and charter by six yacht brokers with a presence on the Island; Ocean Independence, CNI, Dahm International, Fraser Yachts, Burgess and Northrop & Johnson.  Read More

Exceptional interest in Dahm International’s Jubilee Regatta

Friday, 10 February 2012

This year Monaco based yacht brokerage firm Dahm International will celebrate the 25th edition of their exclusive sailing event, Club Yachting Life Rally. This year the event will be held around the Balaeric Island Menora from 7 to 10th June. While the official invitations have yet to be sent out, Dahm reports that already 14 yachts have applied for registration. Read More

RJC to bring nine yachts to the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

RJC Yachts will be featuring no less than 9 yachts at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, this month from the 16th to the 20th. The RJC display is located off Collins Avenue, Ramp 12, Slips 601 thru 611 & 622. All of the yachts will be available for inspection and include superyachts Atlantica, Magic, Aquasition, and Pheadra. Read More

More new developments for the 2012 Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Antibes Yacht Show team has worked hard to improve the 2012 edition of the event, running from 12th to 15th April. First of all the team has been reinforced with Stéphane Trabet, who joins the team as “Commissaire Général”. Stéphane comes from the luxury hotel industry and will help the organisers in taking the next step. Read More

A new date, concept, and venue for the Adriatic Boat Show

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The 4th International Boat Show of Šibenik, the Adriatic Boat Show will be held from May 17th - 20th 2012 in Mandalina Marina in Šibenik, Croatia organized by NCP – Nautical Center Prgin. Preparations for the show are in full swing for an edition with lots of news and some surprises. It is the first time that the Adriatic Boat Show will be held in May. Read More

Heesen Yachts main sponsor of the Synergy team

Monday, 6 February 2012

Heesen Yachts has today announced their main sponsorship of the Synergy team for the 2012 RC44 Championship. With a mix of amateurs and professionals in the crew line-up, the class attracts some of the world’s leading business minds as their owner-drivers along with many of the world’s top international sailors. 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

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

Camper & Nicholsons sponsors the St Barths Bucket

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A fleet of the world’s best high performance yachts is set to gather in the Caribbean this spring for the 17th edition of the St Barths Bucket – the celebrated annual regatta for large sailing yachts. Held between the 22 and 25 March in St Barths’ Gustavia Harbor, the famous regatta will attract a wide selection of sailing superyacht owners and their yachts. Read More

Port Adriano will host first Mallorca Superyacht Days

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

From April 28 to 30, the first ‘Mallorca Superyacht Days’ will take place at Port Adriano. The event will be attended by the island’s main brokers. For 3 days about 30 superyachts for sale or charter will be on show with Burgess, Camper & Nicholsons International, Dahm International, Fraser Yachts, Northrop & Johnson and Ocean Independence. Read More

America's Cup names BWA Yachting as operational partner

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The America's Cup and BWA Yachting have announce yesterday that BWA Yachting has been named as an Operational Partner of the America's Cup Superyacht Program. BWA Yachting will partner with the America's Cup to promote and sell bespoke packages to the superyacht community allowing superyacht owners, guests and charterers to be a part of the America's Cup. Read More

The Palm Beach International Boat Show to take place in March

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The City of West Palm Beach and Yachting Promotions have announced that the 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will go on as planned from March 22 – 25, 2012. The City, Yachting Promotions and Show Management have successfully worked together to address issues relating to repair of the area known as the Palm. Read More

Phuket International Boat Show spurs Andaman Marine Triangle growth

Friday, 27 January 2012

Phuket Island is at the centre of Asia's growing marine leisure industry – one of the top five cruising destinations in the world – and is the centre of the emerging 'Andaman Marine Triangle'. Consisting of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces, the Andaman Marine Triangle is home to some of the most stunning sailing grounds in the world. 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

Another top lineup in Muscat to kick off the 6th Extreme Sailing Series

Monday, 23 January 2012

With the sixth edition of the Extreme Sailing Series kicking off in just five weeks in Muscat, Oman, a top quality team lineup has been announced from the Dusseldorf Boat Show where Marinepool, official clothing partner to the Series, unveiled their very cool new range of merchandise. Seven of the teams on the start line in Muscat are returning teams. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth 2012 promises best-ever edition

Monday, 23 January 2012

The Les Voiles de Saint-Barth is just three years young and scheduled for its third annual running this April 2-7. Held on the fashionable French island in the northeastern Caribbean, the regatta continues to show signs of healthy growth and popularity with a roster that promises not only to expand by almost a third over last years 47 entrants. Read More

Less than one month to go for the 2012 NZ Millennium Cup

Thursday, 19 January 2012

With less than a month to go, excitement is building for the Millennium Cup to kick off. The event, held from 15-18 February 2012 is set to become the premier Superyacht regatta of the South Pacific. A mix of harbour and passage races in the Hauraki Gulf will make the most of the spectacular yachting environs. Read More

Düsseldorf Boat Show to start this weekend

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Boot Düsseldorf is picking up speed. To the tune of 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries will be presenting their innovations for the coming season in 17 Düsseldorf exhibition halls from 21 to 29 January 2012 – from fishing rods right through to luxurious large yachts. Members of the SuperYachtTimes.com team will be in Düsseldorf on monday and thursday. Read More

Cardiff wins bid to host UK round of Extreme Sailing Series

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The UK round of the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series™ now in its sixth year will be staged in Cardiff the capital of Wales between the 24-27 August, 2012. In a three-year deal, Cardiff won the bid to host the UK event of this global sailing circuit that is only one of four events with ISAF (International Sailing Federation) Special Event status. Read More

New additions to this year's Antibes Yacht Show

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Antibes Yacht Show, the most important yacht show at the beginning of the season, taking place from April 12 to 15, in the beautiful harbour of Port Vauban in Antibes, has announced several changes for this year's edition. This year the show will consist of brokerage yachts, charter yachts, a refit section, and a dedicated crew section. Read More

Hainan Rendez-Vous sells out three months in advance

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

With three months left till the yearly Hainan Rendez-Vous again mesmerises China's millionaires with superyachts, private jets and every other category of ultra-lifestyle luxuries, the organisers announced today that exhibitor and sponsorship slots for the pioneering event have entirely sold out. Read More

Sunseeker 28 unveiled at London Boat Show

Monday, 9 January 2012

Sunseeker's new 28 Metre Yacht made its world debut at the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show on Friday 6th January. The yacht was presented with a fantastic performance from electric string quartet Asteria and a guest appearance by Tamara Ecclestone. Robert Braithwaite proceeded by cutting the ribbon in celebration. Read More

The Westward Cup 2012 confirmed

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) has confirmed that it has extended invitations to eight of the most beautiful Big Class yachts in the world to come and grace the shores of the Solent and race in the second edition of the Westward Cup regatta, taking place 11-16 June 2012. The RYS will run the racing along the successful lines of 2010. Read More

Boat Asia celebrates 20th anniversary in 2012

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Boat Asia 2012 returns to Marina @ Keppel Bay from 12-15th April 2012 in what will be the 20th anniversary of the event. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, Boat Asia in conjunction with strategic partner Marina @ Keppel Bay is the showcase in Asia for luxury yachts up to 50 metres. Boat Asia 2012 is expecting an anticipated crowd over 15,000. Read More

Yachting Developments become Platinum Sponsor of 2012 NZ Millennium Cup

Monday, 2 January 2012

Renowned superyacht builder and refit specialist, Yachting Developments, has committed to a 3-year partnership with the NZ Millennium Cup as a Platinum Sponsor. The major sponsorship will begin with the 2012 NZ Millennium Cup, which will be held on the sparkling waters of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf on February 16-18. Read More

Miami Beach prepares for the Yacht & Brokerage Show

Monday, 2 January 2012

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami's premier in-water boat show, is set to make a splash along Collins Avenue from February 16-20, presenting yachts and superyachts from the world's most extraordinary builders. The show is free and open to the public. New and exciting show developments are in the works. Read More

Mulder Shipyard at the Millionaire Fair Amsterdam 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Millionaire Fair Amsterdam 2011 was one of the most spectacular editions ever. Celebrations for its tenth birthday ensured a memorable event for exhibitors and visitors alike in the Amsterdam RAI. Mulder Shipyard was one of the shipyards to take part in the event. The invite-only event featured special cars, yachts, jewellery and more. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show set to celebrate spectacular 20th anniversary

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The 2012 Dubai International Boat Show is preparing to celebrate two decades of unrivalled success across the Middle East and a meteoric rise in its status worldwide. With three months still to go until the celebrations begin, Dubai International Boat Show has already had to increase its exhibition space. Read More

The 2011 Yacht Club de Monaco awards

Friday, 16 December 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, having been a particularly busy year in terms of results and international events with the 10th edition of Monaco Classic Week, HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco paid tribute to the club’s sailors at the 2011 YCM Awards with the Trophée Credit Suisse. Read More

Growing entry list for Superyacht Cup 2012

Friday, 16 December 2011

Organisers of the Superyacht Cup are preparing for one of their biggest years in 2012 as the entry lists for the popular Palma regatta and the brand new Superyacht Cup Cowes, UK have surged over the last two months. Currently over 20 superyachts have registered for the special edition of the Superyacht Cup in Cowes. Read More

Sailing superyacht owners invited to the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The organisation of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 is inviting sailing superyacht owners to experience the unique on-water and party pleasures that have propelled Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to a point where it is ranked amongst the world’s best regattas. The Superyacht Division will be a key element in the 2012 series. Read More

Success at 2011 METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Despite the tough conditions that still prevail throughout the international leisure marine industry, METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) 2011 confounded expectations with a boost in visitor levels, an impressive display of newly developed products and a flurry of first time exhibitors. As METS/SYP is widely acknowledged as one of the industry’s top networking events with trade-only quality visitors. Read More

Marine Industry Cares Foundation names new Board of Directors

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF), a non-profit charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for children’s and family charities, has announced it's 2012 Board of Directors and the appointment of an Executive Director to help lead the group. Read More

Superyacht Leander makes history at Nelson's Dockyard

Monday, 5 December 2011

Motor Yacht Leander has arrived in Antigua in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show and in doing so has created history. For Leander itself, although it has been coming to Antigua since 1992, it is the first time it has entered the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Read More

Over $ 50 million of boats are confirmed for Phuket

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The 2012 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), the region's largest boating consumer show, looks set to be a bumper edition, with in-water displays almost full four months before the show opens. Organised by Informa Yacht Group, the ninth Phuket International Boat Show will be held at the Royal Phuket Marina from 29th March to 1st April 2012. Read More

Sensational line-up at 2012 Singapore Yacht Show 2012

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Informa Yacht Group has unveiled an impressive preliminary lineup for the Singapore Yacht Show 2012. Set to make a major impact, the show will play host to some of the world’s most stylish superyachts and internationally acclaimed yacht building experts, brokers, designers and naval architects. Read More

Team line-ups confirmed for 2011 Extreme Sailing Series final showdown

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The 2012 Extreme Sailing Series™ global circuit will be announced on Tuesday, 13th December, just two days after the final Act of 2011 in Singapore and coinciding with the opening day of the World Yacht Racing Forum in Estoril, Portugal. The worldwide circuit will once again span several continents as it goes in to its sixth year. Read More

Two Wally yachts to race in 2011 transatlantic challenge

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Two Wally Maxi Yachts are en route from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Virgin Gorda as part of the 2011 Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Regatta. Indio is vying for the lead among the six single-masted 'sloops’. Indio and the other Wally, Kenora, should complete this demanding 2,700 mile journey in around 10 days,  depending on the conditions. Read More

The Pendennis Cup 2012 announces first entries

Monday, 28 November 2011

7th July 2012 will see the return of the Pendennis Cup to Cornwall. Organised by Pendennis Shipyard every two years the regatta entices an impressive range of superyachts to the waters of Falmouth Bay. To date next year’s growing fleet includes 14 classic and modern sailing yachts totaling a remarkable 450 metres. Read More

Hainan Rendez-Vous set to light up the Chinese Riviera in April 2012

Friday, 25 November 2011

Following the success of the two previous editions and only two years after the Beijing government announced its intention to transform Hainan into a global luxury destination, the Hainan Rendez-Vous (HRV), China’s leading superyacht and business jet show, is propelling Hainan to the very center of the international lifestyle scene. Read More

Superyacht Lionheart wins Neptune award

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Hoek Design in the Netherlands has won the Neptune award for ‘best interior layout’ at the ShowBoats Design Awards. The judges praised Lionheart for what they saw as a beautiful interpretation of a J-class sailing yacht interior. Lionheart was also nominated as one of the five best yachts for the naval architecture and interior design awards. Read More

Northrop and Johnson welcomes superyachts to Phuket

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Over 100 crew members and distinguished guests attended the function where the recently arrived yacht crew and owners were able to meet with every aspect of the industry in Thailand and make immediate useful contacts, suppliers and friends. Read More

Azimut at the Xiamen International Boat Show

Monday, 21 November 2011

Azimut Yachts, represented by the local dealer Xiamen Leading Boating, was the biggest exhibitors in the 4th Xiamen International Boat Show, with a fleet of 8 boats on water, among which the Azimut 95, the biggest model displayed in the show. Xiamen Leading Boating,  already sold 10 boats since 2009 from 47 feet to 105 feet. Read More

Record fleet expected at 25th Anniversary Phuket King's Cup Regatta

Friday, 18 November 2011

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, welcoming a record fleet of boats and over 1,000 sailors from around the world to compete in Asia's largest regatta from 3 December to 10 December at Kata Beach. With strong representation from ASEAN, more than 35 nationalities will participate. Read More

Cesme Marina hosts new Aegean yachting event

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Last month Cesme Marina in Izmir, Turkey, hosted the first Aegean Link Cup. The event was born from a collaboration between Kemal Saatcioglu, General Manager at Cesme Marina, and the yacht clubs of neighbouring Greek Islands. The inaugural event was a  success with twenty eight yachts taking part.Read More

The 7th annual Future of Superyacht Conference

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Now firmly established as a "must attend" event on the superyacht calendar, The Future of Superyachts, the 7th Annual Conference takes place in Palma just before the Superyacht Cup, on the 19th and 20th June 2012 and will bring together an elite group of industry leaders for networking and debate. Read More

Results from 52nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 14 November 2011

At the 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, three million square feet of exhibits in-water and on land were humming with optimistic exhibitors and motivated buyers. Despite inclement weather over the weekend, the show was able to shine on with many exhibitors reporting that it was the best show in 5 years. Read More

Boys N’ Toys yacht hop raises over $100,000 for Kids in Distress

Friday, 11 November 2011

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 across six locations. While most attendees spent their time at the show inspecting the latest marine gadgetry, others attended the private “Boys N’ Toys” yacht hop. Read More

Powerful panels and candid keynotes at Global Superyacht Forum 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

From Monday 14 November, at Amsterdam’s RAI convention centre, over 450 industry leaders will participate in the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) for three days of powerful discussion, dynamic debate and intelligent interaction. The focus of GSF will be discussing how to change the industry and how it can grow for the future. Read More

Successful conference organised by Transport Malta.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Over sixty delegates participated in a half day conference on Business Aircraft and Superyacht registration, organised by Transport Malta in association with FT Business Events, last Thursday the 4th of November, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Read More

It's raining awards at Royal Huisman

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Fall 2011 season has yielded an exceptional harvest of awards for Huisman yachts, their owners, designers and builders. The elegant 57.5m (189ft) ketch Twizzle has appeared unstoppable this year as she seized the attention of awards juries for almost every aspect of her design and build. Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset wins 2011 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Yacht Carbon Offset has been awarded the 2011 International Superyacht Society Fabien Cousteau Blue Award. The Award, created to celebrate stewardship of marine ecosystems, was presented by Fabien Cousteau during ISS’s International Awards for Design and Leadership Gala in Fort Lauderdale on 27 October 2011. Read More

Pole Refit to sponsor Professional Yachtsmen's Association AGM

Monday, 7 November 2011

Pôle Refit La Rochelle (PRLR), a Corporate member of the Professional Yachtsmen's Association (PYA) since 2009, is sponsoring the PYA Annual General Meeting 2011 on Wednesday 9th November at 18.00 hours at PYA's new venue, the Maison des Associations, 288, Chemin de Saint-Claude, 06600, Antibes. Read More

ISS award for motoryacht NISI 2400

Monday, 7 November 2011

The NISI 2400 was named best power yacht in the 24 to 40-meter category at the 2011 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Awards gala, held on October 27th at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Finalists included Diverse Projects’ Black Pearl, Moonen Shipyard’s Livia, Jongert’s Lucia M, and Hakvoort’s Snowbird. Read More

Moore Stephens announces sponsorship of Jody Hill in Paralympics

Friday, 4 November 2011

Moore Stephens Isle of Man who provide accountancy, consultancy and multi-sector wealth management services, in its capacity as presenting sponsors of the YachtInfo event in Fort Lauderdale, USA today announced its sponsorship of captain Jody Hill in his bid to represent the USA in the London 2012 Paralympics. Read More

Pershing to show the 74' motoryacht in Barcelona

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pershing will participate in the 50th edition of the Barcelona International Boat Show together with Ventura Yachts, the exclusive distributor for Spain. Pershing will have the 74' on display at the Spanish show. The yacht measures 22.66 metres and is powered by twin 1950 hp MTU Common Rail engines. Read More

Superyacht Twizzle scoops up four design awards

Friday, 4 November 2011

British Superyacht design company, Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) has announced that it has scooped four esteemed design awards during two ceremonies at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for its design of Twizzle; an elegant 57.5m performance sailing yacht. RWD was responsible for both the exterior and interior design. Read More

Blohm+Voss partners with ISS for METS Mixer

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced that Blohm+Voss is the new ISS Silver Supporter and Presenting Partner for the organisation’s annual METS Membership Mixer. The event draws a wide range of industry colleagues—from company executives to owners and captains and crew—in the festive environment of the RAI’s Café Amsterdam. Read More

Video of day three of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 31 October 2011

Despite the rain, and forecast, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show offers plenty to see. The boat show has more than 380,000 square feet of covered and indoor space throughout the Convention Center and many air conditioned tents at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center. Regardless of the weather, attendees are sure to have a good time. Read More

Superyacht Palladium wins another award

Monday, 31 October 2011

Michael Leach Design scooped its fifth award of the week by winning the Best Motor Yacht (65m+) at the ISS gala awards on Thursday 27 October during the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Palladium's german-built interior is remarkably atmospheric and oozes a great sense of warm and minimalistic style. Read More

Ferretti debuts the Custom Line 100' in the US

Monday, 31 October 2011

This week, Ferretti introduced the Custom Line 100' to the US at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 100 is the newest addition to the already impressive collection of the accomplished multinational shipyard, consisting of three earlier Custom Line releases launched in a range of 26 to 37 metres. Read More

Feadship at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 31 October 2011

Two Feadships were on display this week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2011; the 45-meter Helix and the 39-meter Go. The Feadship stand also featured the latest news on the world’s number one luxury motoryacht brand, which has already launched six superyachts this year with a total length of 1500 feet. Read More

Dick Boon ISS business person of the year

Friday, 28 October 2011

Vripack announced that Mr. Dick Boon, founder of Vripack, won the ISS Business Person of the Year award. The perfect coronation on the 50th anniversary of Vripack and a perfect start of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2011. 500 guests witnessed the founder of Vripack winning the Business Person of the Year Award. Read More

Newport Charter Yacht Show under new ownership

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Newport Charter Yacht Show has been acquired by the Newport Harbor Corporation, continuing a tradition of showcasing luxury charter yachts ranging from 80 feet in length up to the superyacht size of 150 to 225+ feet. Yachts from around the globe will glide into the spotlight at the Newport Yachting Center. Read More

Superyacht Big Fish wins design award

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Y.CO has announces the success of Aquos Yachts and Big Fish at last night’s Showboats Design Awards 2011. Luxury exploration vessel Big Fish was named the winner of the Best Naval Architecture (Motor Yachts) Award at a glamorous ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Read More

Nauta Yacht Design's superyacht Kiboko wins award

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Two projects by Nauta Yacht Design have won Nautical Design Awards in 2011: the Sense 50’ won the award for Interior Design of Sailing Yachts, and the Southern Wind 94’ Kiboko won in the category for Sailing Yachts over 24 metres. Southern Wind Shipyard’s latest 94’ Kiboko is a custom performance cruiser. Read More

Palladium wins 4 awards in Palm Beach

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Mark Smith, director of Michael Leach Design, stole the limelight at the prestigious annual ShowBoats Design Awards at The Mar-o-Largo Club in Palm Beach, picking up four Golden Neptunes. The results have been a well-guarded secret since the panel of SBDA judges – comprising peer group designers, superyacht owners and industry specialists. Read More

IYC at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 24 October 2011

In honor of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next week, IYC are rolling out their new look, tone and feel. The new brand identity emphasizes that IYC represents international clientele and supports these efforts with offices and personnel in ports across the seas. During FLIBS, IYC will present an impressive fleet. Read More

New luxury event during Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 24 October 2011

Sandow Media’s Worth magazine will bring the ultimate in luxury living to South Florida – by air, by land and by sea – at its exclusive, invitation-only event, Curator, which will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Sheltair Aviation in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Read More

Molori Athletics premieres at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Friday, 21 October 2011

Seen as the star at both the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes and the Monaco Yacht Show, Molori will be displaying its latest design aesthetics at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. To further showcase their award-winning design elements, Molori will be unveiling their new gym equipment. Read More

Moonen Shipyards at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Moonen Shipyards will have a stand, and two yachts at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The stand will be on the main F dock, where Moonen will also be berthing the second Moonen 97 Sofia II (F-618) and the Moonen 120 Victoria del Mar (SYBAss 110). Both these previously owned yachts are now for sale. Read More

Oceanstyle's ISA 120 first to be shown in the USA

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show promises to be even bigger and better than last year running from 27-31 October 2011, and Oceanstye, located on HOF-FD1 and FG-Slips 27-29, will again take part in this major event. Oceanstyle will be exhibiting an ISA 120, which will be the first ISA 120 to be shown in the USA. Read More

Sanlorenzo at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year Sanlorenzo will share with you three of their latest creations within the SYBAss area of the show. On display are the SL72, SD92 and the SL104. The SL104 will make her debut in the Americas. One of the latest and most highly acclaimed motoryachts from the Sanlorenzo Yard. Read More 

Ugly sisters raise a wicked sum for charity at Pinmar Golf Tournament

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Once upon a time, at the 2011 Pinmar Golf Tournament, Cinderella and her two Ugly Sisters raised over €17,000 for a number of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital . Whizzing around the lush greens on their drink laden carriage, the pantomime trio accosted unsuspecting golfers swapping booze for cash donations. Read More

Moran Yacht & Ship brings 400 metres of superyachts to Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Moran Yacht & Ship are bringing no less than 7 superyachts to this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with a combined length of 400 metres. The largest is the 75m Lürssen Northern Star, designed by Espen Oeino. Her interior, designed by Pauline Nunns, can best be described as a grand country home. Read More

Impressive representation by Isle of Man at the Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

More than sixty representatives of the Isle of Man Superyacht Industry attended this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. This prestigious show is the highlight of the superyacht season in the Mediterranean and is attended by all the world’s leading builders, brokers, charter agents, service companies, luxury goods providers and potential buyers. Read More

Superyachts to be part of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 was hailed as the most successful and satisfying in the event’s spectacular 28-year history, and superyachts will again be part of the scene in 2012. The fleet comprised 195 racing yachts, ranging from small cruisers to record-breaking supermaxis, and some impressive superyachts. Read More

Edmiston to bring two superyachts to Fort Lauderdale

Monday, 17 October 2011

Edmiston is bringing two superyachts to this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The first, superyacht Ellix Too, is built by ISA Yachts for her present owner and delivered in 2005, she has recently completed a major refit including complete repaint of her topsides in flag blue, and her superstructure in Oyster white. Read More

MYBA announces new spring brokerage yacht show

Friday, 14 October 2011

MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association, has announced its intention to run a Super Yacht Brokerage Show in Nice. Preliminary discussions are well underway with local authorities for the concept of hosting a low cost yacht show to be run by the industry for the industry. The show will focus on the large sailing and motor yachts. Read More

BMT Nigel Gee scoops award at Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 13 October 2011

BMT Nigel Gee celebrated award success at the recent Monaco Yacht Show for its avant-garde concept design, Project Utopia, developed in partnership with Yacht Island Design. Measuring 100 metres in length and breadth, and spanning over 11 decks she has the equivalent volume of a present‐day cruise liner. Read More

CRN and Riva at the Frieze Art Fair London 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

CRN and Riva will play a central role in an installation by Berlin-based artist Christian Jankowski, at this year’s Frieze Art Fair 2011, taking place 13-16 October in London. The Finest Art on Water will be part of Frieze Projects, a series of special commissions which offer viewpoints that will elicit a shift in the viewer’s perception. Read More

Strong Australian presence at US shows

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Australian companies are sure to impress at this year’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) - a well known platform to launch new products and technologies. The Australian Marine Export Group (AIMEX) the peak body for the Australian Marine Export Industry is taking an impressive delegation of industry heavyweights to IBEX. Read More

Viareggio Superyachts go cycling in Monaco

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

You may have seen them last month whizzing through traffic last month during the Monaco Yacht Show, the personalized VSY-Viareggio Superyachts blue bicycles, carrying the yard's top management. VSY combined pleasure and eco-sustainability by using their own bicycles to move around Monaco during the Yacht Show. Read More

Redman Whiteley Dixon complete Auto Tour 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

An impressive fleet of more than 16 classic and super cars has successfully completed the 2011 Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour in association with furniture makers, Silverlining. The Tour departed RWD’s design studio on Sunday 18th September 2011 and celebrated its triumphant arrival into Monaco on Tuesday 20th September. Read More

Fabio Perini wins Piacenza Cashmere award

Friday, 7 October 2011

Fabio Perini, founder of the Perini Navi Group, has won the Piacenza Cashmere Yacht Capital Award 2011, a special award granted in recognition of the commitment, the involvement and the determination with which the Perini Navi Group in specific and shipbuilding in Italy in general have today earned high regard worldwide. Read More

Superyacht Satori wins Prix du Design and two World Yacht Trophies

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has announced that superyacht Satori has recently been awarded two World Yacht Trophies in Cannes and the prestigious Prix du Design in Monaco. Satori is the first of Heesen’s new 50m aluminium class. She was delivered last May and officially christened during the Monaco Grand Prix. Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset nominated for ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The International Superyacht Society announced in 2010 the creation of the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, to celebrate stewardship of marine ecosystems. This will be presented during ISS’s International Awards for Design and Leadership Gala on the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Read More

The 2011 Monaco Yacht Show another success

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Once again, the Monaco Yacht Show served up the perfect recipe for a successful superyacht business, spread over four days basking in the Mediterranean's September sunshine. This year's show was buzzing with wealth and business excitement. More than 100 superyachts, with over 40 making their worldwide debut, lined the docks inside Port Hercules. Read More

Avel crowned winner of Rolex Trophy at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Monday, 3 October 2011

It seems the summer may never end in St Tropez this year. For more than one week straight, unseasonably hot weather has dominated the region, caused by a high pressure system that seemingly stalled over the northern Mediterranean. It was a week of hot sunny days and little breeze, unusual in its duration. Read More

Riva receives Barchino d'Oro award in Genoa

Monday, 3 October 2011

Riva, a brand of the Ferretti Group, has announced that they have been awarded the Barchino d'Oro, a prize given to the exhibitors who reach 50 years of presence at the Genoa International Boat Show. The prize-giving took place on Saturday during the opening party on the terrace of Pavilion B of the venue. Read More

Dates announced for 25th Club Yachting Life Rally

Friday, 30 September 2011

Monaco-based Dahm International will celebrate the 25th edition of their traditional annual sailing event, the exclusive Club Yachting Life Rally, from 7 to 10 June 2012 with friends and clients around Menorca. Dahm International's Club Yachting Life Cruising Rally is the only sailing event sponsored and organised by a superyacht broker. Read More

The Peri 41T superyacht wins two awards in Cannes

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Peri Yachts has proudly announced to be the winner of the World Yacht Trophies Award 2011 for Best Design and Most Innovative Fly bridge over 24 meters with the new high-tech Peri 41T, the flagship of the Peri range. The awards were presented at the Gala Dinner organized by Lux Media group during the Cannes Boat Show. Read More

Molori Design’s superyacht Told u So wins prestigious award

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Molori Design’s Told u So, a 145‘ Benetti Vision, has won the Best Interior Design award in front of a prestigious panel of experts in Cannes earlier this month. The judges citing the incredible detail, sophistication and originality. Told u So’s design incorporates the highest quality wood, marble and fine fabrics from around the world. Read More

Public debut of the Nordhavn 86 in Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pacific Asian Enterprises, manufacturer of the line of Nordhavn long range motoryachts, announced the debut of the Nordhavn 86 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The N86 was PAE’s first foray into the megayacht market. She has been met with much success and was a catalyst in the design and forthcoming launch of the N120. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez celebrates 30 years

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The sailing calendar for classic yachts in the Mediterranean includes stops in idyllic ports including Antibes, Monaco, and Cannes. But it is the finale in St Tropez that is the not-to-be-missed conclusion for classic and modern yachts alike. This year Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez marks the 30th running of this prestigious event. Read More

Superyacht Prima receives prestigious award in Monaco

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Superyacht Prima was awarded by RINA with the RINA Green Star Plus, an additional notation class for environmentally friendly superyachts. The voluntary notation is based on an environmental performance index which covers all aspects of the vessel’s impact on the environment, including carbon emissions. Read More

Sunseeker International report buoyant sales at boat shows

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sunseeker International reports buoyant sales of over twenty new confirmed orders following the Cannes and Southampton Boat Shows. Sales were spread across the Sunseeker product range and throughout our worldwide territories. The Manhattan 53 has proved to be a resounding success with over one year's production sold. Read More

Two Superyacht Cup events in 2012

Monday, 26 September 2011

Organisers of the Superyacht Cup regattas have confirmed dates for the two editions of the popular regatta they will host next year including the first ever Superyacht Cup in Cowes, UK. The 16th edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma will take place in the traditional venue of Palma, Mallorca from 20-23 June, 2012. Read More

Burger Boat joins Wood Forever program in Monaco

Friday, 23 September 2011

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has developed the Wood Forever program which aims to accompany the yacht builders towards the use of timber from sustainably managed forests. Burger Boat is the first yard that signed a partnership agreement, and is committed to analyze their wood supply chain Read More

Superyacht Lady Britt at the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The 63 metre Lady Britt, launched by Feadship earlier this year, is on display this week at the Monaco Yacht Show with Feadship and Edmiston. Lady Britt’s classic contemporary interior, designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, is an unusual combination of New York apartment style with Scandinavian accents. Read More

Live from Monaco: Superyacht Hemisphere

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Today at the Monaco Yacht Show we had the chance to set foot on Hemisphere, the Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) designed and Pendennis built 44 metre sailing catamaran. Already very impressive because of her size, we were even more so blown away by interior designer Michael Leach's elegant, spacious interior. Read More

Etihad Airways joins Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Griffin Marine Travel and its Griffin Yacht division have announced that Etihad Airways will be the airline sponsor of the Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco Yacht Show 2011. Griffin is hosting superyacht Captains and Crew in an exclusive lounge environment directly outside the Monaco Yacht Show in the famed restaurant Le Saint Benoit five floors above the harbour. Read More

Fort Lauderdale International Boat show introduces smartphone app

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show organizers have announced the debut of MyBoatShow, the new smartphone app that will officially launch at this year's show. The free app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, is designed to help navigate the show's docks, land areas and tents. The show spans six sites this year. Read More

Size does matter as records tumble at Feadship

Monday, 19 September 2011

Feadship is performing better than ever. This year to date the world’s number one luxury motoryacht brand has launched six superyachts with a total length of 450 metres. Four out of the thirteen new entries in the top 100 are Feadships; Musashi and Fountainhead (each at 87.78 metres), Air (81 metres) and Tango (77.70 metres). Read More

Two superyacht world premiers from Amels in Monaco

Friday, 16 September 2011

Amels will present two very interesting Limited Editions yachts, the 54.3 metre Ariela and 65.5 metre Imagine. Both delivered in spring, this is the first time these two yachts will go on display. Ariela’s interior is designed by Laura Sessa and Imagine her interior by Andrew Winch Designs. Both Limited Editions will be moored next to each other. Read More

Ever-expanding opportunities in Asia for the Yachting Industry

Friday, 16 September 2011

Julius Baer, a Swiss private banking group, has just published its first ‛Wealth Report’, focusing on Asia, providing a comprehensive and exclusive analysis of the HNWI landscape in the region. The report has been prepared in close cooperation with CLSA, Asia’s leading independent brokerage and investment group. Read More

Viareggio Superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 16 September 2011

Following the success of their 62-metre super yachts, Candyscape II and RoMa, VSY-Viareggio Superyachts are now busy completing their next two superyachts, the 72 metre Stella Maris scheduled for the 2012 season, and the 64 metre Duchess of Tuscany II, an evolution of Candyscape II and RoMa. Read More

The Perini Navi Group at the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale yacht shows

Friday, 16 September 2011

The Perini Navi Group is inaugurating the boat shows season at the Monaco Yacht Show with the world premier of SY Fidelis, a 56m ketch, the tenth yacht in the 56m series and 51st yacht in the Group’s fleet. The Perini Navi Group will also present their 55m MY Galileo G, second motor yacht of the Vitruvius series built by their Picchiotti brand. Read More

Prime Minister opens Auckland International Boat Show

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Right Honourable John Key opened the 13th Auckland International Boat Show at a function in the new Viaduct Events Centre on the evening of Wednesday, 14 September. It is believed to be the first time, a boat show in New Zealand has been opened by a prime minister. Read More

Dahm International to exhibit two superyachts in Monaco

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Dahm International will bring 2 superyachts this year's Monaco Yacht Show. The first is Yosh II, a beautiful canoe stern classic with steel hull and aluminium superstructure has been built to the highest of standards by Benetti Sail Division. Yosh II offers four luxurious guest cabins with the owner's stateroom on the main deck. Read More

J Craft and Rolls-Royce hosted the inaugural Riviera Runabout Event

Thursday, 15 September 2011

J Craft and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars hosted guests for the inaugural Riviera Runabout event. Taking place over the course of a weekend between Monaco and Saint Tropez, more than 30 guests enjoyed a relaxing and luxurious programme. This included test driving the full range of Rolls-Royce cars, as well as sea trial of J Craft Torpedos. Read More

ECOsuperyacht and Cerion Energy join forces in Monaco to exhibit GO2

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

ECOsuperyacht and Cerion Energy will be joining forces to exhibit Cerion Energy’s GO2  Diesel Fuel Optimizer at Monaco Yacht Show this year. GO2 is a cutting edge nanoparticle-based diesel fuel combustion catalyst that provides a step change in fuel efficiency and emissions outputs for all types, sizes and ages of marine diesel engine. Read More

Awlgrip hosts inaugural Yacht Management Symposium

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Awlgrip presented its inaugural Yacht Management Symposium in London on 31st August 2011. The one-day event included a series of open panel sessions and presentations from Awlgrip representatives, covering a range of areas including the development of products, technical service, paint quality and finish standards, as well as regulations. Read More

Australian presence in Auckland

Monday, 12 September 2011

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia will have strong presence at the upcoming Auckland International Boat Show and NZ Marine Superyacht Captains Forum. New Zealand is one of the main trading partners for the Australian marine sector. This is the first of many international boat shows over the coming months at which AIMEX & Superyacht Australia members will have a presence. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support organises 2011 Golf Bonanza

Monday, 12 September 2011

Riviera Yacht Support informs us that will once again be organising the Golf Bonanza at the Grande Bastide Golf Course on Friday September 30. This year's hole in one price is a Mercedes Roadster SLK. The day will start with a full english breakfast sponsored by Froggy Gourmet, and there will be a free shuttle bus service from Antibes, sponsored by Jet Set International. Read More

Live report from Cannes: superyacht Dream On

Friday, 9 September 2011

Yesterday I spend some time on board superyacht Dream On at the Cannes Boat Show. Dream On is listed for sale with Oceanstyle and Burgess, who only recently announced a significant price reduction. Dream On's asking price has been lowered from € 12,400,000 to € 9,500,000. Dream On was delivered in Spring 2008 in Turkey. Read More

Marina Port Vell proves strong supporter of superyacht industry

Friday, 9 September 2011

Marina Port Vell is attending the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show and has announced they are sponsoring the event’s most notable functions. In addition to hosting a Press Conference and Luncheon on Thursday 22 September and a private party aboard Triple Seven for Marina Port Vell’s customers and their guests, the company sponsors 4 more events. Read More

Live report from Cannes: Superyacht O’Khalila

Friday, 9 September 2011

Yesterday we were kindly invited to step aboard O'Khalila, a superyacht you can't miss when you're in Cannes this year. William Molloy of YPI Brokerage gave us a detailed tour, taking us everywhere from the master suite to the engine room, which is loaded with three (!) MTU/Detroit DDC diesels. Read More

Live report from Cannes: JR

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Cannes Boat Show is not the place where you’ll find the 100 metre plus superyachts of this world. If you’re looking for those, we suggest you try the Monaco Yacht Show. Cannes is more suited to the 20-50 metre yachts. Yesterday we had a chance to take a look at what perhaps is the embodiment of the Cannes Boat Show. Read More

An early start and finish at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A sharp start was the order of the day in Porto Cervo at the 2011 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. After yesterday’s Mistral-inspired abandonment, this morning’s racing commenced at a prompt 10:30 CEST. With wind speeds predicted to rise dramatically across the day, Principal Race Officer Peter Craig warned: “It is an early start, or no start.” Read More

Live report from Cannes: The new Moonen 97

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The fourth yacht in the Moonen 97 series is currently available for viewings at the 2011 Cannes Boat Show. Moonen's Dorien Bilterijst was kind enough to give us a tour of this 97 footer, which will also be up for show at the Monaco Yacht Show. With sister ship Livia being an award finalist, Moonen is confident that a buyer will soon be found. Read More

Live report from Cannes: Heesen's Aurelia

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Yesterday Maarten and I had a chance to step aboard of what is perhaps the sexiest yacht at this year’s Cannes Boat Show. Heesen gave us a detailed tour of the 37 metre superyacht Aurelia. Powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines,she is an all-aluminium hard chine vessel with the ability to  reach a maximum speed of 30 knots. Read More

Aboard superyachts My Petra and Aquila in Cannes

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Yesterday at the Cannes Boat Show I had the chance to visit superyachts My Petra and Aquila. Both yachts are currently for sale through Camper and Nicholsons, who were kind enough to offer us detailed tours of these two beauties. We started out on My Petra, the sixth in Heesen's semi-displacement, all-aluminium, 4400 Class. Read More

Porto Montenegro at the Cannes Boat Show

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Located in the World Heritage Bay of Kotor, Europe's largest and most protected natural harbour, Porto Montenegro is a purpose-built, nautical community that offers guests tax and duty free fuel, onsite customs and immigration, crew club with fitness centre, squash and tennis courts, bowling, fashion boutiques, restaurants, crew bar and more. Read More

Live report from Cannes: the Nisi 2400

Thursday, 8 September 2011

After reporting about the Nisi 2400 last month, we had a chance to see it live at the 2011 Cannes Boat Show. The kind people at Nisi Yachts were nice enough to give us a personal tour of this 24 metre beauty, taking us everywhere from the master suite all the way down to the engine room. Definitely a boat worth checking out. Read More

 

Superyacht Maltese Falcon victorious at the Perini Navi Cup 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Light and unstable winds led to racing being abandoned on the final day of the Perini Navi Cup 2011. Participants had been looking forward to the final duel between the top three yachts which were separated by just one point, however the final classification remained unvaried from yesterday with Maltese Falcon taking overall victory. Read More

MGMT partners with Royal Docks 2012 for the Olympic Games

Monday, 5 September 2011

MGMT has announced they have partnered with Royal Docks 2012 for the Olympic Games in London 2012.The Royal Docks will be the premier destination for Superyachts visiting the Olympics next summer and is expecting more yachts than ever before to make London their destination for the summer. Read More

Eagerly-anticipated 2011 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup starts tuesday

Monday, 5 September 2011

Tuesday marks the start of racing at the eagerly-anticipated 2011 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. A typically extravagant week is in store: the 47-strong multinational fleet present at this year’s regatta is the second largest in the event’s history. These multifarious crews arrive on the back of some starkly contrasting seasons. Read More

Wind gods smile on superyacht Panthalassa in day 2 of Perini Cup

Sunday, 4 September 2011

The 56-metre Panthalassa claimed victory on saturday in the second race of the Perini Navi Cup 2011 and now sits in third place overall behind Parsifal III in second place and The Maltese Falcon in first. Organized by the Yacht Costa Smeralda from 1st to 4th September, the event sees 13 spectacular Perini Navi sailing yachts. Read More

Exciting first day of the Perini Navi Cup

Saturday, 3 September 2011

An exciting first day of the fourth edition of the Perini Navi Cup came to a close with the Maltese Falcon leading the overall classification. The regatta, which sees the spectacular fleet of sailing yachts from the Perini Navi shipyard race off Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Read More

ISA Yachts at this year's Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 2 September 2011

ISA Yachts have announced they will be bringing two new superyachts to this year's Monaco Yacht Show. The first is the 50 metre (164ft) superyacht Liberty, the first in a series of three new 50 metre yachts by the Italian yard. The three yachts in the 50 metre series share the same technical platform but differ in their exterior design. Read More

Photo Gallery: Perini Navi Cup 2011 Day 1

Friday, 2 September 2011

Yesterday a fleet of super sailing yachts arrived in the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda for the fourth edition of the Perini Navi Cup and today was the first race day of the amazing sailing event. Although the weather forecasts weren't good for today, it turned out to be a great first race day. I sailed on the red-hulled 45 metre sloop rigged Helios. Read More

Three YPI yachts at the Cannes Boat Show

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Yachting Partners International (YPI) has announced the presence of three YPI yachts during this year’s Cannes Yacht Show taking place between 6 – 11 September in the Port Pierre Canto, Cannes. Renowned for their open style, high cruising speeds and chic hull colourings, the 46- metre O’Khalila was built for a knowledgeable owner. Read More

Superyacht Carpe Diem available for showing at the Cannes Boat Show

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Frank Grzeszczak and Kevin Bonnie of International Yacht Collection have announced that the 58.20 metre Trinity superyacht Carpe Diem will be available for showing during the Cannes Boat Show. The all-aluminium superyacht was designed and engineered by the in-house design team of Trinity Yachts and Carpe Diem’s interior is from the drawing board of Carol Williamson & Associates. Read More

80 Boats to participate in the 2011 Monaco Classic Week

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Whether in the harbour, ashore or at sea, the 80 boats expected for the 10th Monaco Classic Week-La Belle Classe are living proof that the maritime heritage is alive and well, and bears testimony to the Principality’s commitment to the values surrounding it. This year the Yacht Club de Monaco has attracted an exceptional group of yachts. Read More

Scene is set for the start of fourth edition of the Perini Navi Cup

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The scene is set for the start of fourth edition of the Perini Navi Cup taking place in Porto Cervo. Eighteen Perini Navi sailing yachts have gathered in Porto Cervo for the event which is open only to yachts built by the renowned Viareggio shipyard. The regatta combines spectacular sailing with an exclusive rendezvous for the owners. Read More

Over 20 companies attending the launch of MTB Superyachts

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

MTB Superyachts is a 2 day event offering companies a time and cost efficient way to conduct business with a guaranteed minimum of 15 appointments over the 2 days, plus additional opportunities for networking. Companies often find that from attending MTB they fill gaps in their supply chain, find new suppliers/buyers and new products. Read More

Cantiere Delle Marche to make debut at Cannes Boat Show

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Cantiere Delle Marche Shipyard has announced its debut in Cannes. Cantiere Delle Marche will preview the new 86 Darwin Class Vitadimare 3 at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show. Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing director, comments: ”We are incredibly satisfied and proud of the positive answers we are getting" Read More

PYA and MCA to host Maritime Labour Convention 2006 seminar in Monaco

Monday, 29 August 2011

On Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October, 2011 the Professional Yachtsmen’s Association will organise a 2 day training seminar on Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) given by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) at the Novotel, Monte-Carlo and sponsored by Oceanco. Read More

Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association announces 45 founding members

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Founding Committee of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) has announced that the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association has 45 Founding Members. The Founding Members of APSA come from 14 countries across the world, from Fiji to Japan, from Australia to the United Kingdom. Read More

Superyacht One More Toy at the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 25 August 2011

One More Toy will be available for viewings at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Built by Christensen in 2001, she recently had both her main engines repaired. One More Toy, 47 metres long, sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms, plus has crew accommodations for up to 10 in 5 cabins. Her current asking price is $ 19,900,000. Read More

Newport Bucket Regatta cancelled because of Hurricane Irene

Thursday, 25 August 2011

On Wednesday evening the Captains of the yachts participating in the Newport Bucket Regatta met with event director Peter Craig and bucket director Hank Halsted. It was the consensus (among all nine boat captains represented) that Irene’s very real threat has made a no-race decision on Saturday the only choice. Transitioning from race mode to storm mode for superyachts is extremely time-consuming. Read More

Superyacht Private Lives on display at Cannes Boat Show with Vripack

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Maarten Ten Holter of Vripack Brokerage has announced that the expedition superyacht Private Lives will be on display at the Cannes International Boat Show, 6-11 September 2011. The 36.84 metre motor yacht was built by RMK Marine in 2003 with interior and exterior design by Vripack. Private Lives is available for sale at € 7,950,000. Read More

Fourth edition of Perini Navi Cup to start next week

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Perini Navi Group is ready to begin the fourth edition of the Perini Navi Cup. The competition, open only to yachts from the Perini Navi fleet, will take place against the wonderful backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The 2011 edition of the Perini Navi Cup will see 19 yachts participating in three days of racing to win the Perini Navi Trophy. Read More

Cannes International Boat Show to host NISI Yachts’ European debut

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

NISI Yachts’ European debut will showcase what has been named one of the most innovative and exciting yachts to be launched this year. NISI 2400 will be presented at this year’s Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, also known as the Cannes International Boat Show. She will be on public display at the main show grounds.Read More

Live coverage of the Perini Navi Cup 2011 on SYT

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

On the 1st of September one of the world’s most exciting and exclusive yachting events is set to take place at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, the Perini Navi Cup 2011. Following editions in 2004, 2006 and 2009, this will be the 4th Perini Navi Cup and promises to be more spectacular than ever with an additional day of sailing. Read More

Marina Port Vell joins Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 22 August 2011

Griffin Travel and its Griffin Yacht division have announced that Marina Port Vell will be one of ten sponsors of the Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco Yacht Show 2011. Griffin is hosting superyacht Captains and Crew in an exclusive lounge environment directly outside the Monaco Yacht Show in the famed restaurant Le Saint Benoit five floors above the harbour. Read More

Superyacht Mia Elise at the Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 19 August 2011

Superyacht Mia Elise will be available for viewings at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show. Built by Trinity in 2010, this 50 metre motor yacht accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms and features a wide variety of amenities, including an expansive sundeck with a custom Jacuzzi (10 ft x 10 ft), full wet bar, sun pads and chaise lounges. Read More

Moore Stephens first to join Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Griffin Marine Travel, provider of specialised travel to the marine, offshore and maritime security industries and its Griffin Yacht division have announced that Moore Stephens Crew Benefits will be one of ten sponsors of the Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco Yacht Show 2011. Read More

Newport Bucket Regatta to feature WWII airshow for the public

Thursday, 11 August 2011

A vintage WWII Airshow featuring the Texas Flying Legends will follow racing at the ninth annual Newport Bucket Regatta on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. From 4:30 to 5 p.m. on each of those days, the Coast Guard will literally stop boat traffic off Fort Adams and Castle Hill as the public enjoys the spectacle. Read More

Lift-Emotion at the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lift-Emotion, leaders in producing custom elevators in every shape and size, will be participating in this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Lift-Emotion, known for designing every elevator desired by customer or architect, has had a busy year so far. Mike Brandt tells us the company worked on some very large, yet highly confidential projects. Read More

Inmocean at anchor during the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Dubois Yachts have announced that the 41 metre sloop Inmocean, built by Fitzroy Yachts in 2008, will be at anchor and available for inspections during the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows. Her pretty, easy flowing sheer line with long classic ends promotes a gentle motion in a seaway and keeps the decks dry. Read More

Princess 32M to debut at Cannes Boat Show

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Princess Yachts International will have another impressive display of boats at this year’s Cannes Boat Show in September including the new Princess 32M which is been shown at the show for the first time. After a highly successful world premier in London this January, the Princess 32M has been receiving global acclaim. Read More

International Superyacht Society launches new webiste

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced its new website, a significant re-launch of its original: www.superyachtsociety.org. ISS was founded in 1989 and represents the large yacht industry. Its mission is to build alliances worldwide with regional associations. General information regarding the organization is easily found. Read More

Burger Boat Company's first Great Lakes gathering

Friday, 5 August 2011

Burger Boat Company held its first Great Lakes Gathering July 22 through July 24, 2011 at Bay Harbor Resort, Bay Harbor, Michigan for yacht owners, their guests, captains and crew. A variety of yachts ranging from a 1937 36’ Burger to a 2003 127’ Tri-Deck Burger, cruised to Bay Harbor for the three day Great Lakes Gathering. Read More

More on the collaboration between SYBAss and FLIBS

Friday, 5 August 2011

In July we informed you about the collaboration between the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) organizers. The boat show have now send us a rendering which illustrates the new 16,000-square-foot, floating air-conditioned barge that will host the SYBAss Pavilion. Read More

The bold and the beautiful at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Friday, 5 August 2011

Come early September and as the height of the Mediterranean summer season passes with the grace of a fading sunset, the eyes of the sailing world will be focused firmly on one stand-out attraction: the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This annual meeting of the bold and the beautiful, elegance and finesse, takes place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Read More

The Moonen superyacht Far Niente attending the Cannes Boat Show

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Jeff Partin from Fraser Yachts has announced that the 26.25 metre Moonen superyacht Far Niente, will be attending the Cannes Boat Show. Built in 2006, she offers accommodation for up to eight guests in four staterooms. Some of Far Niente’s special features include; a barbecue on the flybridge, and a Bimini top. Read More

Superyacht Felicita West attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Northrop & Johnson informs us the 64 metre Perini Navi Felicita West will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show this september. Felicita West is being offered for sale by Northrop & Johnson with an asking price of $ 39,928,000. Felicita West is among the largest sailing yachts in the world and has an unusually large interior volume. Read More

Superyacht Zefira attending the MYS

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Dubois Yachts will be displaying one of the largest sailing yachts at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Sailing yacht Zefira is the 7th Dubois design, built by Fitzroy Yachts. She signifies a new and appealing development both above and below decks. The interior design was provided by the inimitable skills of Remi Tessier. Read More

Amartech and Puma Racing team up for Volvo Ocean Race

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Amartech has announced they are part of the Volvo Ocean Race 2010 - 2011, being Official Drive Unit Supplying Sponsor of Puma Ocean Racing. Puma's Mar Mostro is equipped with the Amartech Retractable Propulsion Solution (RPS). Read More

Superyachts Lady Trudy and Darlings Danama at the upcoming boat shows

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Lady Trudy will be exhibited at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show. Superyacht Lady Trudy is a displacement yacht, launched as hull number 7 in the Navetta 43 line. She has a 43m length and 8.6m beam. Lady Trudy can host up to 10 people and 9 crewmembers in her cabins. At top speed she travels at 15 knots. Read More

Nautor’s Swan at the Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Swan 90 will grace the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show with its presence. Made for both competitive racing and extended cruising, the Swan 90 is the latest in a long line of racing yachts designed by Nautor’s Swan’s designer, German Frers. The Swan 90 is available in two versions: Flush Deck (FD) and Semi-raised saloon (S).  Read More

Griffen announces Griffen Yacht Club for crew and captain at MYS

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Griffen Marine Travel, specialised in the travel to the marine, offshore and maritime security industries and its Griffin Yacht Division will be hosting superyacht captains and crew in an exclusive lounge environment directly outside the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in the famed restaurant, Le Saint Benoit. Read More

Australian Superyachts reports successful Sydney International Boat Show

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Australian Superyachts, a group of companies delivering Superyacht Management, Agency, Crew, Charter and Superyacht Buyer’s Advocacy & Consultancy services, reports strong interest at the 44th Sydney International Boat Show, held from 28 July to 1 August in Sydney Harbour, Australia. Read More

Oceanair to launch new wood collection at the Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 29 July 2011

Marine blind and shading specialists, Oceanair, is proudly introducing a new wood collection for the Skyvenetian Wooden Blind range – a fashionable choice onboard superyachts. Launching at Monaco Yacht Show 2011, the new collection is called ‘Wood/Classic’ and forms part of the Oceanair Fabric Collection. Read More

Port Adriano at the Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 29 July 2011

For the fifth year running, Port Adriano is to attend Europe’s largest show in the large yacht sector, which will be held in Monaco from 21 to 24 September and will feature the latest developments in vessels and services for superyachts. On this occasion, Port Adriano will have its own stand (QD1 Stand Darse Nord) in the Parvis Piscine tent. Read More

One year to go before London 2012

Thursday, 28 July 2011

With one year to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games one thing is certain. London will play host to the largest number of superyachts ever seen on the Thames at one time. This spectacle, sure to become a tourist attraction in it's own right will provide a massive boost to the UK superyacht industry and prove London and the Thames to be a successful if different destination for yachts of all sizes. Read More

World Premiere of the Princess 98 at Southampton Boat Show

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Princess Yachts International are set for another impactful Southampton Boat Show this September with the World Premiere of the 98 Motor Yacht and the Princess 60, the first UK showing of the new V72 and the unveiling of a brand new show location. The British boat builder will occupy a new prime position on the waterfront. Read More

Oceanstyle at the Cannes boat show in September

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Festival de la Plaisance in September so far sees Oceanstyle welcoming six of their (co)central sales listings at the yacht show. They are superyachts Dream On, Blink, Margaret Ann, Element, Miss Rose, and the smallest of the fleet, Cristal. In this preview we have a closer look at 4 of them. Read More

Worldwide premiere of Sanlorenzo SL94 at Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sanlorenzo will debut the latest superyacht in their SL range at the Monaco Yacht Show. Although a brand new design, the SL94 has an unmistakable Sanlorenzo look. The yard used styling elements that were successfully introduced in the SL104. Francesco Paszkowski designed the SL94 in cooperation with Sanlorenzo 's inhouse designers. Read More

BMT to announce new projects at Monaco Yacht Show

Monday, 25 July 2011

Celebrating 25 years of innovative design, naval architects BMT Nigel Gee will be exhibiting at the 21st Monaco Yacht Show in September within the Superyacht UK Pavilion. This will be the company’s sixth year of exhibiting at this prestigious event which will see the world’s largest sailing catamaran take pride of place. Read More

New Zealand Superyacht Captains Forum

Friday, 22 July 2011

No one knows better than an experienced superyacht captain what makes a perfect berth away from home for a superyacht and her crew – which is why the inaugural Superyacht Captains Forum in Auckland, New Zealand will ask the experts, the superyacht captains: what makes the ultimate superyacht facility? Read More

Van der Velden Marine Systems at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 22 July 2011

The Yachting division of Van der Velden Marine Systems, a member of the Holland Yachting Group, will exhibit at the Monaco Yacht Show (21-24 September 2011). Highlights of its presentation will include the green Barke rudder and the Van der Velden Commander steering gear. Van der Velden can be found in the Darse Nord Air Conditioned Tent at stand number QD71. Read More

Perini Navi at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show

Friday, 22 July 2011

Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi has announced they will be bringing two superyachts to the Monaco Yacht Show; sailing yacht Fidelis, and the Vitruvius Explorer 55 metre. Designed by the Perini Navi Group’s design department in collaboration with the New Zealand yacht designer, Ron Holland, S/Y Fidelis has a displacement of 545 tons. Read More

Superyacht Shooting Star to star at the Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Although it may not be the largest yacht that will be on display at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, Shooting Star will surely be one of the stars of the show. Set to pioneer a new era in motor yacht design and performance, the recent addition to Danish Yachts' range of cutting edge superyachts was launched at the Danish shipyard. Read More 

The Phuket International Boat Show announces dates for 2012

Thursday, 21 July 2011

For its ninth edition next year, the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) will be moved from its traditional post-New Year slot, and will be held in the Royal Phuket Marina from 29th March to 1st April 2012. The new dates at the end of the season mean that an exciting range of new boats from some of the biggest brands in boat building will be available for the show. Read More

Fraser Yachts operational partner of America’s Cup superyacht program

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Fraser Yachts has been appointed as one of the operational partners for the 34th America’s Cup superyacht program. As operational partner, Fraser Yachts will connect superyacht owners and charterers to opportunities with the America’s Cup World Series and the 34th America’s Cup held in San Francisco in 2013. Read More

Superyacht Firefly's debut at SuperYacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The stunning classically lined racing yacht Firefly, recently launched in Amsterdam and the first in an exciting new series of F-class one designs, made her racing debut at the latest SuperYacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca and received many positive reactions from press, visitors and other participants. Read More

Heesen Yachts at the September yacht shows

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A call to Heesen Yachts confirms which superyachts the Dutch shipyard will be bringing to the September yacht shows in Cannes and Monaco. First up, at the Cannes boat show, the yard is brining it's latest innovative superyacht, Aurelia. Aurelia is the tenth in the successful 37metre class built by this Dutch shipyard. Read More

Superyacht Meteor at the Monaco Yacht Show with YPI

Monday, 18 July 2011

YPI has confirmed they will present superyacht Meteor at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show taking place between 21 – 24 September. Built in 2007 to a design by Dijkstra & Partners, Royal Huisman’s multi-award winning 52-metre schooner collected an unprecedented three awards at the World Superyacht Awards in 2008. Read More

Exciting collaboration between the SYBAss and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 18 July 2011

An exciting collaboration between the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show organizers will offer superyacht builders a new platform to display their latest creations and future builds as the show continues on its path of growth and innovation. The new  SYBAss Pavilion will be 16,000-square-foot. Read More

First Superyacht InnovatioNZ 2011 conference announced

Monday, 18 July 2011

Superyacht Events has announced the Superyacht InnovatioNZ 2011 conference, which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from the 12 - 14 October later this year at the brand new Auckland Viaduct Events Centre. This event, which is a completely new event developed in association with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, is intended to bring together key figures from the superyacht industry. Read More

Superyacht Nilaya wins Superyacht Cup

Friday, 15 July 2011

This year's Superyacht Cup has been won by Nilaya, the Baltic 112’ designed by Nauta and Reichel Pugh. Nilaya, at her very first début in a regatta after her launch last year, achieved an impressive 1st, 2nd and 6th in the three races. Now in its 15th year, the ever-popular Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe. Read More

SELEX Elsag to unveil cyber security offering at Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Yacht Technologies business of SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company and one of the world’s leading providers of navigation, communication, security and entertainment solutions for superyachts, will be officially unveiling its Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) for superyacht customers at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, 21 - 24 September. Read More

Oceanco superyacht Seven Seas at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The spectacular 86m/282.16ft Seven Seas was successfully delivered one month ahead of schedule to her owner in November 2010. Built under the project name Y706, this stunning yacht follows in the legacy of Oceanco’s thriving “Y700” generation that includes yachts such as Amevi, Alfa Nero, Anastasia, Vibrant Curiosity and Sunrays. Read More

Superyacht designers Newcruise at the Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Since ten years, German superyacht designers Newcruise-Yacht Projects & Design have been exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show, displaying innovative and spectacular superyacht designs. Expect to see more of multifunctional concept Explore, as well as other new projects, at this year's Monaco Yacht Show in September. Read More

CNI at the september yacht shows

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Festival de la Plaisance in September sees CNI welcoming a number of listings including the 28 metre Maca from Benetti Sail Division and the 27.5 metre Aquila from Sanlorenzo. So far, CNI will have 5 superyachts on display during the 20th Monaco Yacht Show in September. These include the 62.5 mtere Icon, and the 55.5 metre Feadship Drizzle. Read More

Antibes Yacht Show announces dates for 2012 show

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Antibes Yacht Show has announced the dates for the 2012 Antibes Yacht Show. The show will take place from April 12th to 15th in the biggest marine in Europe, Port Vauban in Antibes. During the next show, on Friday April 13th, the Antibes Yacht Show will open it's doors until 9 pm enabling the exhibitors to organise cocktails on their stands. Read More

More details about the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals from around the world will come together Oct. 27 through Oct. 31, 2011 for the 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world. Exciting plans are underway as show organizers build on the increase in exhibitors. Read More

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the veritable highlight of the Mediterranean sailing calendar, will take place from 5-10 September in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Open to yachts over 18.29-metres (60-feet), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup pits together the largest, finest and most technologically-advanced monohull yachts in direct competition. Read More

Beattie Communications takes Royal racing yacht on maiden voyage

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Laurna Woods, managing director of PR agency Beattie Communications, is to take the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound on its maiden voyage, following a total refit of the racing vessel. Accompanying Laurna on the trip between Oban and Mull on Monday, July 11 will be seven of the PR agency’s clients. Read More

Sunreef will bring superyacht Che to Cannes International Boat Show

Monday, 4 July 2011

Sunreef Yachts has confirmed that this year's edition of the Cannes International Boat Show, held in September 2011, will see the worldwide premiere of Che, the biggest sloop-rigged catamaran in the world and the biggest Sunreef yacht ever built. She is going to be the largest catamaran on the show. Read More

Stradivarius concert on board superyacht Bistango

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Last week, on board superyacht Bistango, an exclusive event in Monte Carlo brought together two Italian icons recognised throughout the world for the perfection of their craftsmanship and their unwavering attention to detail that has made each of them truly one of a kind in their respective fields. Read More

Thrilling finish to the Newport Regatta

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The J Class Newport Regatta finished on Sunday 19th June with a thrilling final race, a wonderful tactical exhibition that showcased the very best of the J Class yachts and the very best of sailing. Thousands of spectators gathered at Fort Adams, and the headlands around Newport Bay, as Ranger won four races to Velsheda’s one. Read More

Superyachts Athos and Firefly prepare for first Regatta

Thursday, 23 June 2011

The 62m double-masted schooner Athos, designed by Andre Hoek, will compete in its first ever regatta at the 2011 Superyacht Cup today. Launched in 2010 in Holland, Athos is the world’s largest privately owned double-masted schooner measuring a total 62m/203ft including a 62m carbon fibre main mast and 23.5m carbon fibre boom. Read More

Superyacht berths for London 2012 released next week

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A limited number of superyacht berths for the London 2012 games are due to be released next week. A large response is expected and it is anticipated that all the berths will be sold within a very short period of time. MGMT informs us they able to take advance bookings prior to the release of the berths. Read More

The 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

This year, the 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, will take place Oct. 27 through Oct. 31, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale. Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals from around the world will again come together in Florida. Read More

Club Yachting Life Rally 2011 in Ibiza

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Earlier this month I participated in the Club Yachting Life Rally in Ibizia; a spectacular sailing event organised by superyacht broker Dahm International . 14 Sailing yachts, including eight superyachts with a length up to 42 metres, took part in the 24th edition of the Club Yachting Life Rally. The newly opened Marina Ibiza was the home base. Read More

Interior and exterior yacht specialist Contechs Marine to exhibit at Monaco and METS

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

UK based bespoke interior and exterior yacht specialist, Contechs Marine is exhibiting at two major events this year as the company expands into the global superyacht and refit sector. Contechs Marine has secured its place at the Monaco Yacht Show in September and the Superyacht Pavilion of METS in November. Read More

Trinity’s Billy Smith featured speaker at various superyacht symposia

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Trinity Yachts, LLC has announced that in both June 2011 and May 2011, Vice President, William (“Billy”) S. Smith will, and has, offered his insight and deep understanding of issues affecting the large yacht industry. On 20 June 2011, Billy will be the first featured speaker at the prestigious 6th Annual The Future of Superyachts Conference in Mallorca. Read More

The Asia Pacific Superyacht Association announces membership

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that membership is now open to those wishing to join the Association. APSA has been formed to promote the Asia Pacific region as the world’s third cruising destination and members will benefit from news, information and assistance from the superyacht industry in the region to help with their cruising, repair and maintenance programmes. Read More

Day four Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Harry Macklowe’s Unfurled and Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling XI have been crowned the winners of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011 in Porto Cervo. With strong winds forcing the final race day to be cancelled, Unfurled’s 1st and 2nd places from previous days earned victory in the Cruising Division by one point. Read More

ISS seeks nominations for annual Awards of Distinction

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is again seeking nominations from the yachting industry and yachting public for its annual Awards of Distinction. While many are familiar with the organisation’s design awards that celebrate achievement in superyacht engineering and style, ISS equally celebrates personal triumph from crew to the corporate office and now, ocean stewardship. Read More

Day two of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

There was some relief and no argument with principal race officer Peter Craig’s decision to cancel racing on day two of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011 in Porto Cervo.The forecast for strong winds proved correct, and many sailors shared the race committee’s view that it would have been dangerous to send out these 27. Read More

Hodgdon Yachts announces Shipyard Cup 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

The staging of the 2011 Shipyard Cup 12-14 August is on schedule. The “Big Boat Racing" is back in Maine. “We are very pleased with the interest thus far of 11-12 boats this year” said event chairman Ed Roberts - Hodgdon Yachts Sales and Marketing director – Main Sponsor of the event. “We expect to host nearly 250 owners. Read More

Day 1 of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Yesterday, day 1 of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011 in Porto Cervo, tested the 27 crew and their yachts to their limits, and beyond in some cases. Broken sails and halyard strops meant a busy evening for some crew as they worked to have their yachts ready for today's race, but the sailors relished the challenge of the conditions all the same. Read More

Success for Tecnomar at the 2011 Beirut Boat Show

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The 7th International Beirut Boat Show, located at La Marina Dbayeh, ran from the 18th – 22 of May, displaying the largest boats for sale in the region. The turnout and success of the show in 2010 prompted 75% of its 101 exhibitors to exhibit this year and it brought of many newcomers to the region. Read More

Day two of the Dubois Cup 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

A day of showers and fickle breezes left racers frustrated in Porto Cervo in Sardinia, Italy as conditions forced the cancellation of the first race of the 2011 Dubois Cup. A strong fleet of eight superyachts and numerous spectator craft assembled for the 13.00 start on Sunday, which was initially postponed. Read More

World Ocean Day June 8

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

4myplanet has joined together with hundreds of other educational institutions, conservation organisations, and thousands of individuals in dozens of countries around the world in celebrating World Oceans Day, an opportunity to celebrate the oceans' wide array of wonders and resources, and consider ways that each of us can help with ocean conservation. Read More

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011 begins tomorrow

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Twenty-seven of the most spectacular sailing yachts on the water are today berthed in Porto Cervo, eagerly anticipating the first day of racing at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011.Edoardo Recchi, Sports Director at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda comments: 'We are very happy to have twenty-seven superyachts racing'. Read More

Stage set for Dubois Cup 2011 superyachting regatta

Monday, 6 June 2011

In the matchless surroundings of "the best yacht club in the world" the stage is set for a classic superyachting event. The regatta village at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is buzzing, the yachts have assembled, and registration is under way. The intricate coastline around Port Cervo is a favourite among racing skippers, for its dramatic scenery. Read More

Boat Asia 2011 closes with over $30 million worth of sales

Friday, 3 June 2011

On the back of a burgeoning economy and influx of high net worth individuals into the region, Boat Asia 2011 ended on a high note. In line with its reputation as a show with the record number of boat sales and quality buyers, Horizon, La Marca, Bayliner and Lagoon saw themselves taking orders for more than ten boats worth over $30 million. Read More

Club Yachting Life rally commences tomorrow

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Tomorrow, the 24th Club Yachting Life sailing rally by Dahm International will commence on the beautiful island of Ibiza. Our managing director Merijn de Waard will be there to participate in all the lively action. The event will run from the 2nd till the 5th of June, and according to the owners’ wishes, will include a racing day with two classes. The captains and crews who are the fastest to sail from Ibiza to Formentera and back will be honoured with attractive prizes. Read More

International Superyacht Society adds Best Yacht Refit Award

Monday, 30 May 2011

Now in its 21st year of presenting yacht builders and designers with the highest accolades presented on the global superyacht stage, the International Superyacht Society has announced that it is adding the ISS Best Yacht Refit Award in 2011. Read More

Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference huge success

Monday, 23 May 2011

The Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference held prior to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show attracted delegates from the USA, UK, Vietnam, Indonesia, Phillipines, Taiwan, China, NZ, Thailand and Ireland. The focus of the conference was to highlight the issues facing the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export sector. Read More

Superyacht Candyscape II wins another award

Monday, 23 May 2011

The first edition of the International Yacht Awards – recently held in London to celebrate the world’s finest superyacht designs on the water - has seen Candyscape II as the winner in her category - the first 62-metre yacht launched by VSY-Viareggio Superyachts with the interior designed by Candy & Candy and the exterior by Espen Øino. Read More

Auckland International Boat Show meets Rugby World Cup

Friday, 20 May 2011

New Zealand’s Auckland International Boat Show, from 15 to 18 September 2011 will be the country’s biggest ever on-water boat show as it reaps the benefit of major development and investment in the Rugby World Cup 2011. On the Saturday of the boat show, in the evening, Australia will meet Ireland in Auckland at Australia’s second RWC game in the tournament. Read More

The 2012 Singapore Yacht Show receives enthusiastic industry welcome

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The inaugural Singapore Yacht Show in April was unanimously proclaimed a great success by all those who participated. The future of the yachting market is now focused on Asia and Singapore is leading the charge. The release this week of the the calendar dates for the 2012 edition marks the launch of the next edition of the Singapore Yacht Show. Read More

Blohm+Vos takes home three awards at 2011 World Superyacht Awards

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The German shipyard Blohm+Vos delightedly announce that superyacht Eclipse and superyacht Palladium won a total of three awards at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards in London. Eclipse received two awards the prestigious Best Motor Yacht of the Year award and the Best Displacement Motor Yacht 3000GT and above award. Read More

Ed Dubois announces launch of the Dubois Child Cancer Fund with Dubois Cup

Monday, 16 May 2011

The DCCF has been created in with Sparks, the charity which funds high-quality medical research to improve the health of children, babies and expectant mothers. The aim of the DCCF is to increase substantially the survival rates for children with neuroblastoma in the same way that survival rates for leukaemia have increased over the years. Read More

Four award nominations for superyachts by Diana Yacht Design this year

Friday, 13 May 2011

This year, four yachts originally designed by Diana Yacht Design were nominated for a superyacht award. On April 15th 2011 the Design Et Al awards were held in the U.K. Superyacht Mystic (category of Power Yachts over 40 metres) and Eleanor Allen (Refit/Rebuild/Conversion) were both the winners of these categories. Read More

Another sucessful year for MYBA Charter Show 2011

Friday, 13 May 2011

MYBA -The Worldwide Yachting Association delightedly announced the completion of another successful charter show in Genoa from May 2 – 6 2011. The MYBA Boat Show Committee worked hard with the Show Managers, Pesto Sea Group, throughout the year to ensure the success of this unique charter Show. 79 yachts were presented. Read More

Experience the high life at Boat Asia 2011

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Against the stunning backdrop of Marina at Keppel Bay this afternoon, Boat Asia 2011 marked its fourth successful year as South Asia’s largest and longest running boat show. With a ring of the naval bell, Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Ng Ser Miang, Patron, Singapore Sailing Federation officially declared the show open. Read More

Megayachts Catamarans to showcase at Boat Asia Singapore with designer present

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

For the first time, Megayacht Catamarans, the US-based brokerage firm specialised in design and construction of giant luxury catamarans, will exhibit in Boat Asia Singapore which will be held in Marina at Keppel Bay from 12 to 15 May 2011. To celebrate the event, the company invited famous French designer Jean-Jacques Coste. Read More

Picchiotti Exuma wins motor yacht of the year award

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Perini Navi Group delightedly announced that the Picchiotti 50 metre Motor Yacht Exuma of the Vitruvius Series, has won two awards. The new generation of the Picchiotti Vitruvius-series motor yachts is born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group, is conceived with a focus on efficiency. Read More

Alloy Yachts takes home two awards

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Critical Acclaim continues to flow for Alloy Yachts as two of the most recent builds, Imagine II and Kokomo, took home Awards at the Boat International World Superyacht Awards held last weekend. Imagine II won the Neptune Award for Top Sailing Superyacht. The 44.2 metre sailing yacht further consolidated Alloy Yachts’ reputation. Read More

Awards ‘clean sweep’ for Dubois Naval Architects

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sailing yacht ZefiraDubois Naval Architects have delightedly announced that both superyachts Zefira and Imagine won their categories in the World Superyacht Awards, with Zefira also achieving Sailing Yacht of the Year! Kokomo received the Judges Special Award in the 45 metre plus category for technical innovation both Twizzle and Lady B received Judge’s Commendations. Read More

Superyacht Twizzle wins award

Monday, 9 May 2011

The Royal Huisman-built Twizzle was voted Best Custom Yacht at the seventh Asia Boating Awards. Twizzle was selected as the outstanding custom yacht from among nine high quality finalists created by some of the world’s leading custom shipyards and designers. She was also a finalist in the Most Innovative Yacht Design Category. Read More

Superyacht Lady B wins award in London

Monday, 9 May 2011

The 44,7 metre sailing beauty Lady B has been awarded with a Judge’s Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards Gala in Londen last weekend. The Dubois design with spectacular interior from Rhoades Young, built by Vitters in The Netherlands, was one of the winners in the category “best sailing yachts 30-45m”. Read More

Photo gallery of the Poros Charter Yacht Show

Monday, 9 May 2011

The Poros Charter Yacht Show started yesterday, just off the shores of Athens. The event is being organized by the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (HPYOA) and the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA) and operates under the aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation  and Municipality of the island of Poros. Read More

2011 Superyacht Cup welcomes strong industry support

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The ever-popular Superyacht Cup regatta in Palma, which runs from 22-25 June 2011 and celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, has once again attracted valuable support and sponsorship from many leading superyacht industry companies who contribute significantly to the success of the event. Sponsors include the Rolling Stock Group. Read More

Photo Gallery: Genoa MYBA Charter Show 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

SYT editor Maarten Janssen is currently visiting the MYBA Charter Show 2011 in Genoa to inspect the latest charter yachts. New yachts at the show this year include two of the latest superyacht launchings of Proteksan-Turquoise yachts; the 60.20 metre Yogi (Burgess) and the 55.40 metre Turquoise (Fraser Yachts). Read More

Australian Superyacht Conference attracts a broad range of industry players

Monday, 2 May 2011

The 2011 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) is the first of its kind for Australia. This conference has definitely created interest both locally and internationally with representatives coming from USA, UK, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Middle East, New Zealand and Singapore. Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards said “Obviously to survive in the current economy it is essential to take every opportunity to understand the market you are operating in and to network with those companies in the same industry sector.” Read More

APSA launches with press conference in Hong Kong

Monday, 2 May 2011

To mark the launch of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA), a press conference with members of the Founding Committee will be held in Hong Kong on 5th May. The primary objective of APSA is to promote the Asia-Pacific region to the global superyacht community both as the world's "third cruising destination" and as a superyacht building and services location. It is a very exciting time to be in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

Technomar at the China International Boat Show

Thursday, 28 April 2011

For the second consecutive year, Tecnomar attended the China International Boat Show in Shanghai. This was a unique opportunity to reach out and work closely with the Chinese luxury market, a market that is rapidly growing. “The Chinese luxury yachts market is booming and trends are positive” says Francesco Carbone, Sales Director. Read More

Sea-Alliance to exhibit two Sunseeker yachts at MYBA Charter Show

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Following the success of the Antibes Yacht Show at the beginning of the month, Sea-Alliance Group (SAG), the international maritime business, is showcasing two of its most luxurious Sunseeker charter vessels – MY Donizetti and MY Black & White - at the 23rd MYBA Charter Show in Genoa between the 2nd and 6th May 2011. Read More

Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show 2011 announcement

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

With an in-water exhibition space that grows bigger from year to year, the Multihull Section of the 2011 Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show is a must-be-there event for all those who love cruising multihulls, both sail and motor. The largest shipyards in Europe and countries around the world are among the first to renew their participation. Read More

Malta’s Superyacht Industry seminar off to a flying start

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Organisers of Yachting in Malta’s seminar report an extremely positive response, locally and internationally based on reservations already committed. Titled “Yachting in Malta: the Way Forward”, this year’s event focuses on how Malta is meeting demanding requirements to become an internationally recognised centre of superyacht excellence. Read More

Update on Dahm's Club Yachting Life Cruising Rally 2011

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The annual Dahm International superyacht sailing event Club Yachting Life Rally will take place from 2nd to 5th June 2011 around Ibiza & Formentera in cooperation with the new Marina Ibiza. This will be the 24th edition of the event initiated and held by Dahm. Relaxed cruising will be accompanied by a racing leg as well as an extensive evening programme. Read More

Curvelle & Lila-Lou London best concept yacht design award

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Curvelle power catamarans were rewarded recently by winning the best concept yacht design under 50m at the International Yacht Awards 2011, organised by Design et al Magazine. The event, hosted at the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel in London was attended by many of the top designers and naval architects. Read More

Superyacht industry applauds inaugural Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

More than 3,000 highly qualified visitors from all over South East Asia enjoyed a three-day presentation of the luxury yachting lifestyle at the first edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, Asia’s first dedicated superyacht show. The excellent turnout and the exceptionally positive response from the exhibitors underlined the tremendous potential. Read More

Photo Gallery: Singapore Yacht Show 2011

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

More than 3,000 highly qualified visitors from all over South East Asia enjoyed a three-day presentation of the luxury yachting lifestyle at the first edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, Asia’s first dedicated superyacht show. By the end of the show, at Sentosa Cove’s ONEº15 Marina Club, excited exhibitors reported. Read More

Antibes Yacht Show successfully celebrated its 5th edition

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The organisers of the Antibes Yacht Show 2011 announced they are extremely delighted with outcome of the fifth addition of the show. The planners stated that if the show is any barometer for the rest of the season as many say, then we can be looking forward to a great season in the yachting industry. Read More

YARE debuts with success

Monday, 18 April 2011

With more than 3,000 visitors, the first edition of YARE, that took place in Viareggio from March 31st to April 2nd, closed with a gratifying and wishful positive balance. In the 110 booths inside the seven tents placed along via Coppino, during the three days of the event passed 3,011 visitors coming from 33 countries. Read More

From the Isle of Man to Monaco charity event

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Plane, boat, car and train come to mind when you think of travelling from the Isle of Man to Monaco, but if your name is Chris Allix, then you have other ideas. The 58-year-old company director is going by kayak! Even his nearest and dearest doubted his sanity when he first told them of his plan to paddle the estimated 2,000 miles by way of sea, rivers and canals in aid of five children's charities, but they all agreed, he says, that he was mad enough to succeed. Read More

MYBA offsets greenhouse gas emissions from the MYBA Charter Show

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

MYBA is partnering with Yacht Carbon Offset to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from the 23rd MYBA Charter Show, which takes place in Genoa in May. The MYBA Association represents over 100 Yachting companies with a growing number of yacht owners and charterers that choose to compensate for the carbon footprint of their energy or fuel. Read More

ISS announces 2011 Fort Lauderdale events

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

As the International Superyacht Society (ISS) enters its third decade celebrating yacht design and industry leadership—the only superyacht industry awards program based purely on peer review and selection—it has announced the 2011 Awards Gala theme: Launchings! Read More

Horizon to attend The Rendezvous in Monaco 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Horizon has confirmed it will participate in The Rendezvous in Monaco, to be held 23-26 June 2011. It is the first time for Horizon to attend this superyacht event since Horizon gained recognition to join the SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association) family in October 2010 as the first SYBAss member from the Far East. Read More

Gulf Craft strengthens position in Asia at 3rd Asia superyacht conference

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Gulf Craft, is once again proving to be a pioneer in the Asian yachting industry, following the address from Erwin Bamps, COO of Gulf Craft, given on the first day of the 3rd Asia Superyacht Conference on Thursday 7th April. The topic of The Middle East and South East Asia – developing an interlinked superyachting industry.  Read More

Superyachts to make thier debuts at Boat Asia 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The 19th edition of Boat Asia, Asia’s largest boat show, returns to Marina at Keppel Bay from 12-15 May 2011. This year marks many firsts, not only will Boat Asia be expanded to The Promontory@Marina Bay, there will also be the first-ever city sailing match race, named Bay Challenge, which will be held from 14 – 15 May 2011 at Marina Bay. Read More

Bay Challenge debuts at Marina Bay, Singapore

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Singapore’s new downtown is set to come alive as sail boats pit wit and skills for the first time on the iconic Marina Bay to emerge champion in Bay Challenge, which will take place from 14th – 15th May 2011, in conjunction with Boat Asia 2011. Read More

The 4th edition of the Perini Navi Cup

Monday, 11 April 2011

The Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce that the fourth edition of the Perini Navi Cup, a regatta dedicated exclusively to sailing yachts built by Perini Navi, will be held from September 1 - 4 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. This year’s edition will differ from previous editions held in 2004, 2006 and 2009 in that there will be an extra day of racing. Read More

Boat show strength shines at the 26th Palm Beach International Boat Show

Friday, 8 April 2011

Big crowds, beautiful boats, perfect weather and a newly revitalized West Palm Beach waterfront made this year's larger-then-ever Palm Beach International Boat Show a true marine lifestyle experience among boats shows. Show organizers reported an 11 percent increase in attendance over last year. Read More

Gulf Craft expands presence into the Asian market

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Gulf Craft has embarked on a major campaign to further penetrate the emerging luxury yachting markets of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. With the help of existing regional dealers, the company is planning a major presence at the Singapore Yacht Show on April 8-10 followed by Boat Asia in Singapore on May 12-15. Read More

Superyachts at the 5th Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tomorrow the 5th Antibes Yacht Show will open its doors and there will be 36 superyachts on display. The largest yacht at the show, on display by IYC, is the 43.30 metre Trinity superyacht Stanley Z. One of the most spectular superyachts is the 37.60 metre Ermis 2. On display by Ocean Independence, she can reach speeds in excess of 55 knots. Read More

The Inaugural Singapore Yacht Show launches at ONE°15 Marina Club

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

A brand new superyacht exhibition opens its doors this Friday, 8 April 2011 at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove. The widely-anticipated first edition of the Singapore Yacht Show will present a first-class line-up of sailing and motor superyachts, as well as displays from some of the leaders of the international yachting industry. Read More

Tecnomar at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Tecnomar successfully attended the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011 which took place from March 24-26 at Yas Marina. The three-day event confirmed the shifting trend towards larger yachts within the industry, with the Middle East continuing as one of the main markets for larger scale yachts. Francesco Carbone, Tecnomar Sales Director, said. Read More

Gulf Craft make impact at the Middle East Superyacht briefing and boat shows

Friday, 1 April 2011

Gulf Craft announced that Erwin Bamps, COO of Gulf Craft, opened the Middle East Superyacht Briefing on 24 March 2011 as the first speaker at the industry seminar. Furthermore, in the Middle East this March, Gulf Craft have reported highly successful shows at the Dubai International Boat Show and the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. Read More

Azimut Yachts to attend the 2011 Hainan International Boat Show

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Azimut Yachts has confirmed that it will attend the 2011 Hainan International Boat Show. In a show of its commitment to continual growth, the Italian brand will have five models on display to open the Chinese show: the 40S from the punchy Sportive collection; the 58, 70 and 100 Leonardo from the Flybridge collection.  Read More

IYC, Robert J. Cury & Associates & Churchill Yacht Partners Host Bahamas Flotilla

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

With a wonderful sense of collaboration and a specific purpose of presenting the many wonders of the Bahamas charter brokers, International Yacht Collection, Robert J. Cury & Associates and Churchill Partners have combined their strengths to form the Bahamas Flotilla. Read More

The 2011 Rivera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The 2011 Rivera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza day trip was a wonderful success. Forty participants turned up in the early hours of the morning on Friday 25th of March to board the bus in Antibes. Once comfortably seated everyone was served tea and coffee with croissants & pain au chocolat together with juice and fresh fruit whilst ski and snow board movies were screened, to get everyone in the perfect mood for the exciting and exhilarating day that lay ahead. Read More

YPI brings 65 metre superyacht Ambrosia to Hainan

Friday, 25 March 2011

Yachting Partners International has announced it's presence at this year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous with the largest yacht ever to be shown there: the 65-metre Azimut-Benetti: Ambrosia. Whilst only in its second year, the Hainan Rendez-Vous, Asia's first and only private aviation lifestyle exhibition, is fast becoming a ‘must attend’ event. Read More

Icon Yachts at the Hainan yacht show

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Icon Yachts will be represented at this year's Hainan Rendez-Vous by Mega Marine and NEO Yachting This year's event is already promising to provide a full show schedule with a surge of in interest in the Icon brand and their widely established superior Dutch built quality. The yard will be presenting the classic Icon 62,5m design. Read More

Abu Dhabi Yacht Show opens today

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The third Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS) opens its doors at the spectacular Yas Marina this Thursday afternoon, with a great line-up of yachts and boats and an exhibitor profile comprising some of the most powerful players in the international yachting industry. The three-day event, which opens today, welcomes an impressive exhibitor line-up. Read More

Bluewater to host the crew lounge at Antibes Yacht Show

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

For the first time, the Antibes Yacht Show is dedicating an area to yacht crew & bluewater is the sponsor of the crew lounge and the 4 days of entertainment. With the help of many generous donations from a multitude of partners there will be non-stop competitions, challenges and workshops intended to make this one of the most memorable four day events dedicated entirely to yacht crew. Read More

Feadship heading for China

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Feadship is gearing up to exhibit at the Hainan Rendezvous in China, which will run from April 1 to 4. This is the second time that this vibrant boat show has been held on the up and coming Chinese Riviera and the event will showcase a luxury lifestyle to an audience that is becoming increasingly attracted to superyachts. Read More

NZ gears up for superyacht events

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

New Zealand is delighted to announce an irresistible combination of events for superyacht owners and captains: a superyacht captains dedicated forum to coincide with the 2011 Rugby World Cup in September and the just-announced 2012 New Zealand Millennium Cup. The NZ Marine Export Group is hosting the 2011 Superyacht Captains Forum on 15-16 September 2011 and the Millennium Cup on 23-25 February 2012 in Auckland the “City of Sails”. Read More

Tecnomar at Mumbai International Boat Show

Monday, 21 March 2011

Tecnomar attended the 4th Mumbai International Boat Show reinforcing the company's permanent presence in India and setting its expansion plans in Asia. Commenting on the company's involvement in the show, Francesco Carbone, said “India is one of the main emerging markets with a fast growing culture for luxury”. Read More

Sanlorenzo showcase at Hainan Rendez‐Vous and Singapore Yacht Show

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sanlorenzo, continues its strategy of expansion to Asian markets, by participating in the two upcoming Asian Boat Shows. After the recent successful participation at the PIMEX of Phuket, Sanlorenzo yachts announced it will attend the next two main events of the Asian area: Hainan in China and Singapore in the Malayan peninsula. Read More

Big Blue Consulting LTD at April Asian events

Monday, 21 March 2011

Big Blue Consulting Blue LTD BBCL will attend all of the important April superyacht events in Asia. These are the Hainan Rendezvous from the 1st to 4 April and the 3rd Asia SuperYacht Conference in Singapore on the 7th and 8th of April. This latter event is combined with the first Asian Superyacht Show 8th and 10th April. Read More

Imtech Marine France present at Antibes Yacht Show

Friday, 18 March 2011

Imtech Marine France will be present at the Antibes Yacht Show, 7-10 April, offering a full range of Imtech Marine’s unique technology and lifecycle services. At booth B430 Imtech Marine France, with the support of Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties, Free Technics and Radio Holland, will present a selection of the products, systems and services Imtech Marine can supply. Read More

Numarine debuts the 102rph in the Middle East

Friday, 18 March 2011

Numarine has entered the Super Yacht category at the Dubai Boat and Abu Dhabi Yacht Shows with the debut of their 102 rph, which highlights the Numarine design team’s ability to combine graceful aesthetics, ultra-chic interiors and advanced high-tech engineering; delivering the unparalleled sensory experience motor yacht. Read More

Superyacht Jana at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

Friday, 18 March 2011

Yachtzoo are bringing the 46m Feadship Jana to the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. Jana offers 2 full-beam staterooms, with ensuite (the master stateroom having his and hers baths). Three additional ensuite staterooms offer accommodation for 10 guests. The Abu Dhabi Yacht Show takes place from March 24 till 26 at YAS Marina. Read More

The Poros Charter Yacht Show 2011 to feature over 80 luxury yachts

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Poros Charter Yacht Show will take place in Greece, on May 7th – 12th 2011, and like every year will be hosted on Poros Island, just off the shores of Athens. The event is being organized by the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (HPYOA) and the Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA). Read More

Dubois Cup 2011 includes Yacht Carbon Offset

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Dubois Cup will take place between 4-6 June, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo. Dubois has announced that, in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset, it has balanced the estimated carbon footprint of this year’s regatta, including an allowance for participants’ air travel to Sardinia. Read More

Gulf Craft is gearing up for the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Gulf Craft is gearing up for an impressive presentation of its yacht manufacturing capabilities at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, taking. The company’s strong presence is built on a successful 2010 for the UAE luxury yacht manufacturer, in which it delivered its largest super yacht ever exported to the European market, the Majesty 125. Read More

ECOsuperyacht joins Antibes Yacht Show as Carbon Neutral partner

Friday, 11 March 2011

ECOsuperyacht is pleased to announce that they will be joining the Antibes Yacht Show this year as their new Carbon Neutral partner. Not only will ECOsuperyacht be offsetting CO2 emissions from the Show’s site in Port Vauban, but they will also be offsetting CO2 emissions from the 12,000 visitors who are expected to attend the Show this year from all over the World. ECOsuperyacht will carbon offset 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions on behalf of the Show this year. Read More

Mega Marine exhibits in Hainan and Singapore

Friday, 11 March 2011

Continuing its success in Europe, the United States and the Middle East, Mega Marine further expands to Southeast Asian markets.The sales team will be present at the 2011 Hainan Rendezvous from April 1-4 and at the Singapore Yacht Show April 8-10. Read More

ISS and Wilfred Sultana & Associates present Yachting in Malta seminar

Friday, 11 March 2011

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced it's collaboration with Wilfred Sultana & Associates in presenting the Superyacht Industry Seminar, The Way Forward, being conducted in Malta, Friday 29 April 2011. Similar to the seminar presented in 2009, foreign and local speakers will again take the podium. Read More

Palma De Mallorca gears up for 2011 Super Yacht Cup with new entries

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Preparations are well underway for the 2011 Superyacht Cup regatta from 22-25 June in Palma. So far, 16 yachts have registered for the event including five brand new entries that have never competed in the event before. Space at the Muelle Viejo only allows for a maximum of 20-22 entries. Jongert Scorpione dei Mar will be back. Read More

Zefira to sail in the years first Superyacht Regatta

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Known by many as the ‘yachting capital of the Caribbean,’ the BVI Superyacht Regatta is the perfect setting for a unique gathering of some of the world’s finest sailing superyachts.It will be Zefira's debut regatta after her launch in New Zealand last year. Zefira's experienced owners are looking forward to sailing in the fleet of 12 superyachts. Read More

Line-up of exhibitors and partners unveiled for Singapore Yacht Show

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Informa Yacht Group has revealed details of the impressive line-up of superyachts and exhibitors which will feature at the Singapore Yacht Show from 8 to 10 April 2011 at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore. The motor and sailing superyachts set to be displayed represent a stunning collection of modern and classic style yachts. Read More

Riviera Yacht Support announces 3rd Snow Bonanza Auron

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Following two years of great times and success Riviera Yacht Support have announced that the fun will continue as they hold the third Snow Bonanza in Auron.The expected lively itinerary is to include the following: The day will kick off at 7:00 am on Friday the 25th of March where two 50-seater buses will depart from the port of Antibes & from the port of Monaco. Read More

The 2011 Dubois Cup in Porto Cervo for charity

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Dubois Cup will take place this year on June 4th, 5th and 6th and is once again hosted by and organized in conjunction with the YCCS in Porto Cervo. This exciting regatta brings together many Dubois-designed yachts, owners, crew, industry associates and media alike. The event immediately precedes the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Read More

Azimut-Benetti Group doing good business in the UAE

Friday, 4 March 2011

Azimut Yachts triples its order portfolio in the UAE, while Benetti sales in this area grow from 8% to 20% of total sales with three megayachts sold in the past 12 months. At the Dubai International Boat Show, the Group has been exhibiting 16 yachts at a 600-m2 booth. Read More

Les Voiles de St. Barth, one month to go

Friday, 4 March 2011

An enthusiastic Ken Read (Newport, R.I.) got the 2011 sailing season off to a resounding start on board the new Maxi Yacht Rambler 100 in the Caribbean 600. The American skipper, who leads the Puma Ocean Racing project, has just won the event, leaving his rival Leopard 3 a long way behind and in so doing also grabbing the race record. Read More

Mochi Long Range 23 wins International Environmental Award 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

The International Environmental Award 2011 has been conferred to the Long Range 23 of Mochi Craft, a Ferretti Group brand producing fiberglass motoryachts ranging from 13 to 23 meters.  The Mochi Craft Long Range 23 is the winner of the second edition of the UIM Environmental Award 2011, awarded by the Union Internationale Motonautique. Read More

Sales strong and crowds solid at The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Friday, 4 March 2011

This year's Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami's premier in-water boat show, was a testament to the resilience of the yachting industry. The mile-long strip along Collins Avenue featured more than a billion dollars worth of new and brokerage yachts and the latest in marine accessories and electronics. Read More

Sanlorenzo awarded in Miami at Nautical Design Awards 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

In occasion of the 23rd edition of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2011, the Italian Trade Commission, in collaboration with UCINA (Italian Marine Industry Association) awarded Sanlorenzo with the Nautical Design Award, a recognition of the Italian shipyard distinguished itself by its efforts in promoting the “Made in Italy” brand in the USA. Read More

Australian superyacht conference attracts international interest

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The 2011 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) is attracting considerable interest from International companies wanting to learn more about the Australian Superyacht Sector. Read More

Stellar line-up of exhibitors and partners unveiled for Singapore Yacht Show

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Informa Yacht Group has revealed details of the impressive line-up of superyachts and exhibitors which will feature at the Singapore Yacht Show from 8 to 10 April 2011 at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore. The motor and sailing superyachts set to be displayed represent a stunning collection of modern and classic style yachts. Read More

Gulf Craft set for success at Dubai International Boat Show

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Gulf Craft, the region’s largest boat manufacturer is set for yet another successful Dubai International Boat Show in 2011, with the unveiling of a new model from each of its three distinct brands; Majesty, Oryx and SilverCraft. The new models include the Majesty 70, Oryx 42 Open and SilverCraft 38CC fishing boat. Read More

Photo gallery of the Dubai International Boat Show

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s largest and longest running boat show, has opened its doors today. The 19th Dubai International Boat Show at the Dubai International Marine Club runs from 1 – 5 March 2011. SuperYachtTimes.com is attending the show this week, and brings you a photo gallery. Read More

Third “La Belle Classe Superyachts” symposium in Monaco

Monday, 28 February 2011

Under the aegis of “La Belle Classe Superyachts”, a label initiated by the Yacht Club de Monaco to unite all those involved in the yachting industry and support club members in this sector, 45 delegates attended a dinner-debate at the YCM. Participants represented the complete luxury yachting chain (shipyards, brokers, designers, captains and specialists in yacht finance, insurance, surveys and law) and they came to take stock of the current economic situation. Read More

Oceanco exhibits in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Hainan

Friday, 25 February 2011

Oceanco will be present at the 2011 Dubai & Abu Dhabi Yacht Shows taking place from March 1-5 and March 24-26 respectively. Oceanco will also be present at the Hainan Rendezvous from April 1-4. Oceanco is working closely with a wide range of yacht designers whose concept designs will be showcased during these events. Read More

Massage charity event in St. Maarten raises over $2200 for Australian Flood Relief

Thursday, 24 February 2011

After recently completing charters in the Caribbean, charter spa therapist Heather Hawthorne got a call from her husband telling her about the devastation from the recent flooding, which was very close to their home in the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She says, “we’d all been watching the TV in horror, but my husband was pretty ‘choked up’.  Read More

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2011: A clash between giants Leopard 3 and Rambler 100

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Registrations are going well for the second edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth (4 - 9 April 2011), with 40 boats having signed up in the five categories competing (Super Maxi, Classic, Racing, Racing-Cruising, and Racing-Multihull). Moreover, the impending top-level battle between the two Super Maxis Leopard 3 and Rambler 100 is sure to turn some heads and bring an extremely high standard of racing to this major Caribbean yachting event. Read More

Danish Yachts is to showcase at Dubai International Boat Show

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Danish Yachts is to showcase the launch of the new high speed, luxury AeroSpeed 18, the ‘SuperCar of the Seas’, at Dubai International Boat Show. This superboat exemplifies performance and quality. The AeroSpeed 18 is specifically suited to the Middle Eastern market, with the deep-V planing hull shape and water jet drives. Read More

Photo Gallery: Miami Yacht and Brokerage Boat Show 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach transformed Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar presentation of superyachts. The in-water-only display presentation covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space over a mile-long strip of Indian Creek Waterway, featuring over 500 new and pre-owned vessels. Read More

Antibes Yacht Show is getting ready to kick off the 2011 season

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Antibes Yacht Show is proud to announce that MYBA is partnering up for this years event from April 7 – 10, 2011 at the Port Vauban. Acknowledging the ideal timing of the show, its location and its continuous growth, MYBA the Worldwide Yachting Association has decided to support this event and take the opportunity. Read More

IAG debuts the Primadonna at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show

Thursday, 17 February 2011

IAG's 127' Primadonna is finally prepared and ready for the 2011 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. Since shipping in December 2010, Captain Douglas Hoogs and crew have been getting the 127' superyacht prepared for the show. This is the first time the Primadonna will be debuted to the world and she is already making big waves in the US. Read More

Two new award nominations for Moonen

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fresh from winning the Best Power 24-40 m prize at the ISS Design & Leadership Awards, the Moonen 124 Northlander has also now been nominated as a finalist in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2011. The Moonen 97 Livia is a finalist in the Best Displacement Motor Yacht of below 500GT category at the World Superyacht Awards. Read More

Antibes Yacht Show partners with MYBA

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Antibes Yacht Show, which is now in its 5th year, have announced a partnership with MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association. The Show, which runs from April 7-10th 2011, is the biggest spring show to focus on Brokerage, Charter and for the first time this year on Refit. The show being held early in the year, in Port Vauban, is perfectly positioned. Read More

April Rendezvous for fleet of superyachts at Inaugural Singapore Yacht Show

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Informa Yacht Group unveiled more details for the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show that will see a flotilla of luxury superyachts streaming into Singapore for a new exclusive yacht show. The Singapore Yacht Show, which will be held from 8 to 10 April at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, will see luxury boat builders, brokers, designers and naval architects converging at the glamorous waterside venue for the exhibition. Read More

Video: The 2011 Antigua Superyacht Challenge

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Off the shores of Antigua’s rugged coast, under perfect sailing conditions, the three day 2011 Antigua Superyacht challenge took place. This friendly challenge was enjoyed by all those present and included superyachts: Marie, Marama, Nefertiti and This is us. Thanks to perfect sailing conditions, these superyachts. Read More

Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes changes dates

Monday, 14 February 2011

Initially scheduled to be held from 7th to 12th September, Cannes boat show will now be held from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th September 2011, along the quays of the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, and inside the Espace Riviera exhibition hall. This change of dates is a direct consequence of the G20 being held in the city of Cannes. Read More

Superyacht Fathom at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

Superyacht Fathom. will be on display by MySea Monaco and Northrop and Johnson at the forthcoming Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, which runs from Feb. 17 - 21, in Miami Beach. Fathom was completed in Turkey in 2007 by super yacht builder Sea Dreams Ltd and Miss Tor Yachts. Fathom and is offered at €15,000,000. Read More

Sunset Harbour Yacht Club hosts YachtAid Global

Friday, 11 February 2011

On Thursday, February 17, YachtAid Global (YAG) is kicking off the first day of the Miami Boat Show with a fundraiser titled, “The Event…Benefitting YachtAid Global.” Sponsored by and located at Sunset Harbour Yacht Club, this event will feature live music, cocktails and culinary delights while raising awareness among owners, captains, crew and industry professionals. Read More

Superyacht Australia drives major initiative

Friday, 11 February 2011

Superyacht Australia announced today that they will be organizing the first ever Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference immediately prior to the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Read More

OceanStyle at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2011

Thursday, 10 February 2011

OceanStyle will be exhibiting a number of yachts at the forthcoming Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. From Feb. 17 - 21, the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami's premier in-water boat show, is set to take over Miami Beach's Collins Avenue, presenting yachts and superyachts from the world's most extraordinary custom boat builders. Read More

SeaKeepers to honor Khaled bin Sultan in Miami

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The International SeaKeepers Society has announced it's festivities for the upcoming Miami Boat Show including feting Khaled bin Sultan, celebrating Living Oceans Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition and presenting a Scientific Panel. Immediately following the scientific discussion, there will be a fundraising reception aboard Golden Shadow. Read More

YPI hosts Monaco yacht builders seminar with FIPA Italiana Yachts

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

It is so refreshing to be able to meet face-to-face the top people and decision makers from the quality shipyards…this is the new face of yachting.” The words of one broker at the 2nd YPI Yacht Builders Seminar which took place at the Monaco Yacht Club on Wednesday. Read More

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 10-year anniversary celebration

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

I’ve never seen so many owners have so much fun as at the Rendezvous. Who would have thought!!” said Captain Charlie (Champagne) Dwyer, when asked about the 10th year Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. Both power and sail Superyachts from throughout the globe arrived in Phuket, Thailand, first anchoring at Nai Harn Bay. Read More

Viareggio to host Yachting After Sales & Refit Exhibition (YARE)

Monday, 7 February 2011

From March 31st to April 2nd Coppino Street and the inner basins of Viareggio will host YARE – Yachting After sales & Refit Exhibition, the first international boat show committed to all the services following the purchase of a yacht.Read More

Burgess to exhibit superyacht Le Yana at Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

Friday, 4 February 2011

At the third Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, Burgess will be exhibiting the 42.8 metre Le Yana, as Central Agents for sale and charter. Delivered in 2008, this striking motor yacht features an unusual blue hull and sleek exterior lines designed by Francesco Pazowski, while her light, contemporary interior houses designer furniture by Pedro Pena. Read More

Fundraising event official kickoff to Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), International Superyacht Society (ISS) and Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club have joined hands to support a worthy cause by presenting a fundraising event that also will serve as the official kickoff to Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. Read More

Pershing 92’ winner of the Hurun Best of the Best 2011 Awards

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Hurun Report, an important Chinese finance and lifestyle magazine, has awarded the Pershing 92’, the latest design of the Pershing fleet, a Ferretti Group brand among the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts from 15 to 35 metres, as one of the “Best of the Best 2011 Awards”. Read More

J Class regatta announced for July 2012

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

David Pitman, Secretary of the J Class Association announced that the first event in the J Class Global Calendar of events will be staged in Newport, RI. Racing in the famous waters of the America’s Cup, the J Class will use this regatta to kick off a four regatta programme culminating in a race around the Isle of Wight in July of 2012. Read More

Yachtzoo brings Northcoast 125 to Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Monday, 24 January 2011

Yachtzoo's Rob Newton will have the 38.30 metre Northcoast 125 on display at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. Powered by twin Caterpillars, she reaches a speed of 22 knots, and has a range of 2500nm. She offers accommodation in five staterooms, including an on-deck master stateroom, and is offered at $19,950,000. Read More

Dates announced for the 24th annual Club Yachting Life Rally

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dahm International is delighted to announce its 24th annual “Club Yachting Life Rally” (CYLR ) from 2nd to 5th June 2011 in cooperation with Marina Ibiza in the clear waters and beautiful landscapes of the Balearic Islands Ibiza and Formentera. The  cruising rally is the only sailing event sponsored and organised by a superyacht broker. Read More

Another world premiere for Esthec at Boot Düsseldorf

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Esthec® and Holterman Infinity have joined forces for a global launch at Boot Düsseldorf (22 to 30 January 2011). During the exhibition, Holterman will proudly show off its latest creation, the INFINITY 501. This super-speed 50 ft aluminium yacht, in a daring combination of orange and grey metallic, has been fitted with an Esthec® deck. Read More

2011 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach throttles up with new attractions

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, is set to take over Miami Beach's Collins Avenue, presenting yachts and superyachts from the world's most extraordinary custom boat builders. The show is free and open to the public. The Yacht & Brokerage Show will feature more than 500 new and pre-owned vessels. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show signs world leading yards

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s largest and longest running boat show, will be hosting the biggest cluster of Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) members in the show’s history. Amels, Benetti, Burger Boat Company, B.V., Fincantieri, Heesen Yachts,Lürssen,Oceanco, Sanlorenzo and Trinity Yachts have all confirmed. Read More

Sunseeker launches the new Predator 115 and Manhatten 73 at the London Boat Show

Monday, 10 January 2011

Sunseeker International is looking ahead to an exciting 2011 and kick started the year with the official launch of two new motoryachts at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show. The all new Predator 115 and the Manhattan 73 were officially launched at 12 noon on Friday 7th January 2011 on the Sunseeker stand. Read More

Maricuda Atlantic Challenger set to cross the Atlantic in two days

Friday, 7 January 2011

The maiden voyage of the Maricuda Atlantic Challenger -The Concorde of the Seas- will be an attempt to secure the Hales Trophy, the Blue Riband of the Atlantic. Cruising at an astonishing 70 knots, the designers are confident the new superboat will make the 3000 mile crossing in under two days. Read More

Slojo YAG Challenge athletes raise over $53,100

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Slojo YAG Challenge: 2010 Transpacific Triathlon, a fundraiser aboard Slojo that sought to raise money and awareness for YachtAid Global -a charitable organization that orchestrates deliveries of humanitarian, conservation and developmental aid to isolated communities- came to a close as Slojo reached her destination. Read More

IAG Yachts' Primadonna enroute to the United States

Monday, 3 January 2011

After months of preparation and much anticipation, IAG's Primadonna is finally ready to be shipped outbound for the United States where she will be stationed for display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show in February 2011. The spacious 127' yacht has received much acclaim from many experts regarding her cleverly designed interior. Read More

The 2011 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Friday, 24 December 2010

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami's premier in-water boat show, is set to take over Miami Beach's Collins Avenue from February 17 - 21, 2011, presenting yachts and superyachts from the world's most extraordinary custom boat builders. The show is free and open to the public.

CNI yachts attending the St Barth's Bucket

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Names of the yachts entered in to the St Barth's Bucket were released at the end of November. Attending CNI yachts are the 58m (190'5) Ethereal from Royal Huisman, the 56m (184') Panthalassa from Perini Navi, the 54m (177') Parsifal III and the 45m (148'7) Helios, also from Perini Navi, and the 35m (114'8) Sojana from Green Marine. Read More

Singapore to host Asia’s first Superyacht Show

Friday, 17 December 2010

Singapore will play host to a fleet of sailing and motor Superyachts when the Singapore Yacht Show launches from 8 to 10 April 2011 at the exclusive ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove. This was officially announced today by event organisers Informa Yacht Group, who are also behind the world-leading Monaco Yacht Show, the Superyacht Cup Regattas and the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. Read More

Feadship Go to attend the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Following her successful appearance at the recent Antigua Yacht Show, Feadship have decided to send Go to the upcoming Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. The 23rd edition of this popular show will run on Collins Avenue at the Indian Creek Waterway from 17 to 21 February. Entrance to the Miami show is free of charge. Read More

Superyachts arrive in Phuket for the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The exclusive occasion attracts the really “big boats”, plus their owners, crews and guests in an extravagant event where the focus centres mostly on fun and socialising. The event brings together members of the world cruising superyacht fraternity, both power and sail. The high quality gathering combines sailing events with a lot of camaraderie. Read More

Supporting Yacht Aid Global in a Robinson Crusoe challenge

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

It all started from a conversation between two Captains. Winston was discussing the latest voyages for Motor Yacht Big Fish with Mark Drewelow, founder of Yacht Aid Global (YAG). The vessel was shortly departing Florida for Panama. From there, gunning down the Pacific Ocean towards a little island called Más a Tierra. Read More

Success at METS and SYP brings bright note to year end

Monday, 13 December 2010

METS inc. the SuperYacht Pavilion 2010 was a bright finale to an economically difficult year with a modest rise in attendance over 2009 and a record number of 1,320 exhibitors. “The show was fresh and lively with a strong sense of optimism,” said METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) senior product manager, Irene Dros. Read More

Sunseeker brings two new yachts to the London International Boat Show

Monday, 13 December 2010

Sunseeker International will launch two new yachts at the forthcoming Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show, at Excel London from 7-16 January 2011. The all new Predator 115 and the Manhattan 73 are both exciting additions to the Sunseeker range, maximising internal space and combining exhilarating performance with luxurious design. Read More

The PYA 2010 Christmas Ball

Thursday, 9 December 2010

PYA announces the Christmas Ball Sponsors and Entertainment. Friday, Dec 17th 2010: Carlton InterContinental Hotel, Cannes. From its humble beginnings as a warm holiday gathering for a few Riviera-based yacht skippers and friends, the PYA Christmas Ball has grown into one of the regions premiere events, attended by PYA members from the area – and all over the world. Read More

Antigua Charter Show news: e3 Systems sponsors Welcome Party

Monday, 6 December 2010

e3 Systems are pleased to announce that they will be the main sponsors for the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Welcome Party tonight in Nelson’s Dockyard. They are joined by their co-sponsors MTN Satellite Communications, Jetstream and Da Gama Navigation Management. Read More

Driscoll Boat Works holds 6th annual Pumpkin Toss

Monday, 6 December 2010

On Friday, October 29th, 2010, Driscoll Boat Works celebrated its 6th Annual Pumpkin Toss. About 100 people turned out for this year’s event, which originally began as an employee appreciation party and is co-sponsored by Rocket Research. However, as the years pass, it has turned into a well-known Shelter Island tradition. Read More

Dahm International at the boot 2011 boat show in Dusseldorf

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dahm International´s team from Monte-Carlo, Palma de Majorca and Dusseldorf cordially invites visitors to the upcoming “boot” boat show, informing about news regarding exclusive new build and brokerage yachts above 20 metres. Read More

Gulf Craft's Majesty 125 wins Arabian Gulf Yachting Award

Monday, 29 November 2010

Gulf Craft have won a coveted Arabian Gulf Yachting Award for its flagship Majesty 125 superyacht. Following the global debut earlier this year at the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show, the Majesty 125 has succeeded in raising the UAE manufacturing profile on the world with successful appearances in Monaco and Genoa. Read More 

IYC and The Sacks Group report first successful yacht show since merger

Monday, 22 November 2010

The 2010 Fort Lauderdale Int. Boat Show was very successful for IYC and TSGYP (The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals, now part of IYC). According to Jennifer Saia, Executive Director - Luxury Yacht Vacation Division for IYC & TSGYP, she could not have been more pleased. Read More

Perini Navi wins many awards in 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

The Perini Navi Group has received numerous awards during the year 2010 for both their sailing-, and motor yachts. The 56m aluminium ketch Riela, launched in 2009, won 3 major awards, Panthalassa won two awards, and the 50 metre Exuma also won two awards, as well as being awarded the Rina Green Plus Platinum certificate. Read More

51st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show a sea of success

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The 2010, 51st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show delivered an overall increase over last year in attendance, number of exhibitors and sales. From October 28 through November 1, 2010, the largest in-water boat show in the world featured more than $3 billion worth of yachts and super yachts from across the globe. Read More

High net worth party at Singapore’s One 15 Marina Club

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Lee Marine, Phuket’s brokerage and new yacht dealership, will co-host a high net worth event in Singapore on 2 December, 2010 featuring a Pershing 80’ super yacht, a Lamborghini 631 sports car, precious Parmigiani watches and a top European jazz trio. Read More

YCO sponsors Chris Foot in record breaking South Pole expedition

Friday, 12 November 2010

YCO is the lead sponsor to Chris Foot in his attempt to be the first person ever to successfully travel totally without support or assistance and on foot to the South Pole and back again. The gruelling route begins at Hercules inlet, over 700 miles from the pole and Chris will have to carry or drag all his own equipment and supplies. Read More

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous first wave of superyacht entries

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Power and Sail Superyachts will be streaming into Phuket, Thailand from the Mediterranean and other international seas to enjoy the prestigious and fun Asia Superyacht Rendezvous December 16-18, 2010. The event is increased in 2010 from two to three days, with a second race added and more time for relaxed socializing. Read More

Pinmar Yachtsman's Golf Tournament raises over 40,000 Euros for charity

Monday, 8 November 2010

The 22nd Pinmar Yachtsman's Golf Tournament at Son Gual Golf course in Mallorca, co-sponsored by Awlgrip, has raised over 40,000 Euros for this year's nominated causes including RANA, which helps protect local children from abuse, and several other children's charities. Read More

Photo Gallery: The 2010 Hill Robinson FLIBS Kick Off Party

Monday, 8 November 2010

On Wednesday 27th October 2010, a day before the opening of the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Hill Robinson held their annual FLIBS Kick Off Party. Now in their third year in their office at the Harbor Shops, Fort Lauderdale, this was also their third Kick Off Party. The event was also used for the launch of the company’s new brochure. Read More

Sycara IV wins Showboats Design Award

Friday, 5 November 2010

Burger Boat Company has announced the 2010 ShowBoats Design Award winner; Sycara IV, a 46 metre Fantail Motor Yacht in the category of: Naval Architecture Award – Motor Yachts. Recapturing the splendor, grace and charm of a bygone era, Sycara IV represents Burger’s commitment building custom yachts. Read More

Northlander wins International Superyacht Society best power award

Friday, 5 November 2010

Moonen Shipyards has announced that the Moonen 124 Northlander has won the category Best Power 24-40 m at the ISS (International Superyacht Society) 2010 Design & Leadership Awards. The award was immediately placed prominently on display onboard the yacht, which is on display at the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Read More

Superyacht Odessa wins Best Interior Design Award

Friday, 5 November 2010

Christensen Shipyard’s, builder of the Motor Yacht Odessa accepted the ShowBoats Design Award for Best Interior Design of a Semi-displacement Motor Yacht. Christensen is proud to have been the only unanimous decision of 16 judges over 17 categories. The judges’ award was based on Odessa’s functionality, practicality at sea. Read More

Photo gallery of the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The doors of the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held on October 28-November 1, 2010 has now been closed. The show had more than 3 million square feet of space over five locations. Today we bring you our last gallery of photos taken at the show. More photos can be found on our Facebook fan page. Read More

Heesen Yachts receives two Gold Neptunes at the 2010 ShowBoats Design Awards

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Heesen Yachts has announced that on October 26th in Palm Beach Florida the yachts Blind Date and Jems were each awarded with a Gold Neptune trophy, the highest recognition in yacht design. The 44-metre Heesen Jems took the prize for “Exterior Recreational Area”. The judges appreciate the multi-use sundeck area. Read More

Superyacht Kokomo wins ISS award

Monday, 1 November 2010

Alloy Yachts has announced that the 58.4m Kokomo has just won the International Superyacht Society Award for Best Sailing Yacht 40m+ at the 20th ISS Design Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A jet black hull with a stark white superstructure creates strikingly simple lines for Kokomo’s flying bridge sloop design. Read More

2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show photo gallery day two

Friday, 29 October 2010

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, lives up to its nickname as "Yachting Capital of the World", hosting the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 28-November 1, 2010. The show has more than 3 million square feet of space over five locations. SuperYachtTimes.com will bring you a daily gallery of photos taken at the show. Read More

2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show photo gallery day one

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals worldwide will come together this week in Fort Lauderdale for the 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world. SuperYachtTimes.com will bring you a daily gallery of photos taken at the show. Read More

Two awards for Leopard Yachts

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Leopard Yachts shipyard recently won two important prizes: the best lay out for the new Leopard 43m, and the UCINA award for the fiftieth years of participation at the Genoa Boat Show. The first Leopard 43m, was launched from the Leopard Shipyard last Spring and won the World Yachts Trophie 2010 for the best lay out. Read More 

Feadship Patriot on dispay at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Bartram & Brakenhoff Florida will have the 26.60 metre sport fisherman Patriot on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Patriot was built by Feadship Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw in 1984 to a design of De Voogt Naval Architects. She is one of the rare sport fisherman superyachts built by Feadship. Read More

Asia Superyacht Conference creates bright future for Asia-Pacific Region

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The 2nd Asia Superyacht Conference ended in vibrant mode last week with participants forging new relationships and creating a new mood of collaboration to power the region forward. With over 220 participants in total from over 35 countries around the world, the event highlighted both the tremendous opportunities in the region. Read More

Oyster Jubilee Regatta - Sardinia 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Without doubt, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) was the perfect venue for the Oyster Jubilee Regatta, the 25th event in the Oyster Regatta series. Thirty stunning examples of the Oyster range took centre stage in this glamorous marina, on the magical island of Sardinia for five days from 21st to 25th September 2010. Read More

RJC Yachts featuring 16 yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Monday, 18 October 2010

RJC Yachts will be featuring 16 vessels at the Hyatt/Pier 66 face dock display during the Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Boat Show, Oct. 28th - Nov 2nd. All of the vessels featured in this dock plan will be available for inspection including, Broward, Burger, Christensen, Delta, Hatteras, Trinity and Westport yachts, ranging in size from 74’ to 143’. Read More

GRPMS receives Sunseeker International Award

Friday, 15 October 2010

RPMS, a member of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM) - a Division of Umeco plc, recently received Sunseeker International’s prestigious Overall Supplier of the Year Award for 2010 during an award ceremony held at the Southampton Boat Show. Read More

The Newport Collection suspends inaugural debut

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Newport Collection: A Yacht & Lifestyle Event has announced today that the organisers are suspending the event. Paul O’Reilly, CEO of Newport Harbor Corporation, producer of The Newport Collection, comments, “We have made a very difficult decision to suspend The Newport Collection for June 2011. While we had a great deal of success within the yachting industry. Read More

Gulf Craft & Majesty Yachts report a successfull European boat show season

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Gulf Craft and Majesty Yachts are proud to report great success at the Cannes, Monaco and Genoa boat shows this year. A significant presence at each show has been complemented by the successful launch and sale of the Majesty 125 superyacht - the largest vessel delivered to Europe by Gulf Craft to date. Read More

First day of the 2nd Asia Superyacht Conference

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The 2nd Asia Superyacht Conference launched in a blaze of activity last night with delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors all attending the opening networking drinks reception on the Floating Bar at the stunning One°15 Marina Club in Singapore. With last minute bookings taking overall numbers to above 230. Read More

Altair shines at Les Voiles de St Tropez 2010

Friday, 8 October 2010

Altair proves she is still a force to be reckoned with on the classic yacht racing circuit. Despite having not raced for 2 years and dashing back from her extended summer cruise in Greece and Croatia, Altair put in a very solid performance at this year’s Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta, scoring two second places a first and a third. Read More

Oceanco honored at the International Seakeeper’s Society

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Oceanco was singled out and honored at the recent International Seakeeper Society’s annual Bal de la Mer held in conjunction with Yachts International at the 100-year-old Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Mr. Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman of Oceanco, joined the International Seakeeper’s Society as its newest founding member. Read More

Saint-Tropez Municipality honoured by La Belle Classe

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

It is for the occasion of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez and in order to celebrate the end of the racing season, that the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising a “La Belle Classe” cocktail in the harbour of Saint-Tropez, aboard four classic yachts: Tuiga (1909), Mariquita (1911), Elena (1911 replica) and Shamrock V (1930). Read More

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona offers free dockage to Fraser Yachts captains

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona offered two-week free dockage to the winners of this year’s Fraser Yachts Captains Dinner and Awards. The winners are M/Y Touch, best Charter Crew under 40m; M/Y South, best Charter Crew over 40m; and Captain Butch Vogelsang of M/Y Dream, best Charter Captain of the Year. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Day 5: Luck of the draw

Monday, 4 October 2010

A fitting finale for the last day of racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez as the wind gods delivered 15 knots of breeze from the southeast. All divisions went off on time, with the Moderns off starting at 11am, followed by the Tradition divisions at 12 noon. These latter were sent on a 14 nautical mile course out of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Day 4: Back to the roots

Friday, 1 October 2010

Back in the early 1980s, a competition was born in a bar between two amiable sailors. On a fall day in 1981, skipper Jean Laurain had stopped in St Tropez after extended cruising in the Med. There, Laurain met Dick Jayson who was cruising on his Swan 44. After talking about the merits of their boats, soon a race was on. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Day 3: Conditions worth the wait

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Another day in Saint-Tropez that required patience from competitors and the race committee alike. At the scheduled 11am start time for the Modern fleet, the breeze was unsettled and would take a delay of nearly two hours to get racing underway. The Moderns and Wally classes finally found breeze further offshore where they eventually started. Read More

ISS announces annual membership meeting feature presentation

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced that ISS Member, Last Border Marine Consulting & Logistic Services, will be presenting Antarctica: The Next Cruising Destination with a Side Trip to Patagonia at the Society’s Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 in the Grande View Room at the Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale. Read More

Horizon becomes a member of SYBAss

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Horizon has received the support from the members of SYBAss and gain recognition to join the SYBAss family. The SYBAss, Superyacht Builders Association, is a worldwide Mega Yacht association that represents the most prestigious superyacht builders in the world. SYBAss’s mission is to unite the world’s leading superyacht builders. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2010 Day 2: A gentle breeze for the classics

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Though generous earlier in the day for the Modern class with about 6-8 knots, the wind was not cooperative by midday for the first start for the Tradition class yachts, dropping to 2-3 knots on the Golfe de St Tropez. The Modern class boats were sent further off the coast where they found quite favorable conditions with 8-10 knots. Read More

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2010 kicks off

Monday, 27 September 2010

The grande finale of the yachting season – certainly for the classic yachts that all summer-long prowl the Mediterranean in search of competition and camaraderie – began today. Close to 300 yachts filled the Vieux Port and nearby marinas for the weeklong Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, a ‘don’t miss&