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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

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