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La Spezia-based shipyard Antonini Navi has announced that construction has begun on the first 44-metre SUY 135 superyacht.Currently in-build at the shipyard’s facility in Italy, the Sport Utility Yacht, has been designed by Fulvio de Simoni, with naval architecture from Studio Arrabito. Constructed in steel, Moravia Yachting has been appointed Central Agent for the sale of the SUY 135 yacht.The displacement SUY 135 yacht has been designed with exploration in mind and boasts an internal volume of approximately 480 GT. Her naval architecture, engineering, and internal arrangement enable owners to completely tailor both the internal and external configuration to suit their preferences.“Exactly like an SUV in the automotive world, the SUY offers the opportunity to experience the vessel with no limits,” explained Aldo Manna, Partner and Sales Director of Antonini Navi. “The idea was created to allow the owner and his guests to enjoy their yacht at 360°, being able to have toys, amenities,
Thu 18 Apr 2024 | 11:30
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US-based yacht builder Westport Yachts has announced that they will be commencing building on three 41-metre Westport 135 superyachts on speculation. The Westport 135 yacht is the newest model in the Westport series and retains all the standards of quality and construction from previous models, with advancements in her use of space and cruising capabilities. “The decision to initiate spec builds on these three 135 motor yachts underscores Westport’s confidence in the demand for premium, high-performance vessels in the luxury yacht market,” explained Westport Yachts.  “Each yacht will embody the signature Westport blend of sophistication, style, and seaworthiness, offering the ultimate yachting experience for owners and guests alike.” The Westport 135 yacht features a spacious open-plan saloon on the main deck, which flows seamlessly into a dining area for up to 10 guests. Expansive windows line the port and starboard profile, providing plenty of natural light and panoramic views.The Westport 135 yacht can comfortably accommodate
Thu 18 Apr 2024 | 10:30
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Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has announced the sale of a flagship 49.9-metre Flexplorer 165 superyacht.The Flexplorer 165 yacht is the largest explorer yacht to date for the Italy-based shipyard and marks their sixth sale this year. “The news of the sale of the sixth explorer yacht in three months needs no further comment!” exclaimed Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and CEO of Cantiere delle Marche. The Flexplorer 165 yacht features exterior design and naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec, alongside interior design by Hus Studio. Her interior will portray a timeless design, exuding elegance and sophistication, that captivates the senses and evokes a sense of refined luxury. “What sets the Flexplorer 165 apart is not just her breathtaking design or state-of-the-art features, but the shipyard’s values she embodies,” added Ennio Cecchini, the company’s co-founder and President. The Flexplorer 165 yacht will feature a large and powerful A-frame crane, with a lifting capacity of above 4.5 tonne to handle a
Thu 18 Apr 2024 | 12:15

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Founded in 1997 by Begüm Doğulu, Begüm Yachting has established itself as a prominent player in the luxury yacht industry, driven by a deep passion for yachting and an unwavering commitment to the highest standards. Originally based in Kuşadası, Turkey, the company has expanded its operations, setting up branches in key coastal cities including Istanbul, Didim, Bodrum, Marmaris, Göcek, and Antalya. Begüm Yachting stands out as the largest superyacht and charter agent along the Turkish coast, offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of its clientele. Specialising in superyacht agency services, the company has served over 1000 superyachts, including notable vessels such as the 90-metre Oceanco superyacht Dar, the Lürssen 90.1-metre superyacht Ice, the 73.51-metre Nobiskrug superyacht Mogambo, the 99.15-metre Canadian Vickers superyacht Christina O, and the 96-metre Devonport superyachts Vava II.Moreover, Begüm Yachting extends its expertise beyond superyacht agency services to include comprehensive yacht management for a fleet of
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Oceanco recently invited a group of children to introduce them to the world of yacht building. The event proved to be a success, leaving a lasting impression on the young participants – as well as the older Oceanco representatives – and sparking their imagination.Guided tours During the event, children were treated to guided tours of Oceanco's cutting-edge shipyard, where they had the opportunity to witness firsthand the process of yacht building. From the design spaces to the production facilities to the captains office, the young visitors were immersed in the various stages of construction, gaining insight into the fascinating process of bringing a yacht to life. "I never knew building a yacht could be so cool!" exclaimed one of the children, age 10, as he marvelled at the impressive sight of one of the projects under construction and seeing the many Oceanco's skilled craftsmen at work.Hands-on activities  Hands-on activities provided further opportunities for learning and exploration.
Wed 10 Apr 2024 | 16:30
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As one of the largest and most reputable global yachting brokerages, IYC continues to solidify its dominant position in the superyacht market. The company had a transformative 2023, marked by significant global expansion, valuable partnerships, and extremely strong sales activity. In total, the brokerage sold an impressive 40 yachts in 2023. Demand surged particularly for yachts over 60-metres, a segment where they showcased formidable sales growth. With over 160 professionals worldwide, IYC's seasoned consultants continue to build on this growth trajectory with their wealth of experience and unparalleled market insights, serving a worldwide client base.  Expanding horizons IYC's growth has spread to all facets of the business, from increased revenues, additional geographical locations, and onboarding new team members to having the largest fleet worldwide, with a remarkable seven yachts on average per manager, allowing for a boutique approach. With an eye toward the future, the company continues to reinvest its profits, focusing on overall global growth,
Tue 09 Apr 2024 | 14:15
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National Marine Suppliers specialises in offering a comprehensive suite of worldwide yacht support services, catering to every facet of the yachting industry, from worldwide logistics, to parts and supplies, from your bow to your stern. On the cusp of their 35th anniversary, CEO Dean Dutoit stated: “Our company's evolution mirrors that of the yachting industry. Initially, we didn't foresee becoming what we are today. The industry's rapid changes surprised us all. In the past, 100-foot vessels were considered superyachts; those are now tenders next to some of today's vessels, and support vessels are even larger than the yachts”.Dean Dutoit brings a wealth of experience from the yachting industry, having progressed from a yacht crew member to a superyacht captain. During his tenure onboard, he identified a critical gap in the supply chain for yachts traversing the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. This insight led to the realisation of the urgent need for a reliable supply network
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MennYacht Europe JSC, headquartered in Switzerland, was established in 1994 and initially entered the yacht sector as the exclusive dealer for the Pershing shipyard. Under the visionary leadership of MennYacht Group President Matjaž Murko, the company has garnered renown for its comprehensive services, covering the buying, selling, chartering, and maintenance of both motor and sailing yachts, as well as tenders and water toys.The operational scope of MennYacht Group saw a significant enhancement in 1998, following the acquisition of Pershing by the Ferretti Group. This pivotal development enabled MennYacht to secure exclusive dealership rights for a selection of prestigious brands within the Ferretti Group portfolio, such as Ferretti Yachts, Itama, and Riva Yachts.This strategic partnership marked a key milestone in the company's history, propelling MennYacht Group towards sustained growth and expansion. Over the subsequent three decades, the company methodically increased its presence across Europe. AG Swiss, serving as the parent company, owns all the subsidiaries it
Thu 28 Mar 2024 | 14:00
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An artist first, yacht designer second, Cristiano Gatto, founder of the eponymous studio, is a craftsman within his work. Currently working on more than 13 superyacht projects, the team at his studio had a busy year in 2023 and have entered into 2024 in a state of “synchronised, creative chaos.” Based part of the year in Dubai, and the rest at his studio in Venice, Cristiano and his team are a well oiled machine. We sat down with him to get a deeper understanding of his unique perspective to yacht, residential and material design, and to hear more about some of the varied projects currently underway. Speaking with his clients about their reason for working with the studio, Cristiano’s clients respond that the approach is more artistic than what they have found with other designers. By this, they mean that Cristiano’s way of thinking is different. Interacting with his clients in an empathetic way,
Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 15:30

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Founded in 1997 by Begüm Doğulu, Begüm Yachting has established itself as a prominent player in the luxury yacht industry, driven by a deep passion for yachting and an unwavering commitment to the highest standards. Originally based in Kuşadası, Turkey, the company has expanded its operations, setting up branches in key coastal cities including Istanbul, Didim, Bodrum, Marmaris, Göcek, and Antalya. Begüm Yachting stands out as the largest superyacht and charter agent along the Turkish coast, offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of its clientele. Specialising in superyacht agency services, the company has served over 1000 superyachts, including notable vessels such as the 90-metre Oceanco superyacht Dar, the Lürssen 90.1-metre superyacht Ice, the 73.51-metre Nobiskrug superyacht Mogambo, the 99.15-metre Canadian Vickers superyacht Christina O, and the 96-metre Devonport superyachts Vava II.Moreover, Begüm Yachting extends its expertise beyond superyacht agency services to include comprehensive yacht management for a fleet of
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Oceanco recently invited a group of children to introduce them to the world of yacht building. The event proved to be a success, leaving a lasting impression on the young participants – as well as the older Oceanco representatives – and sparking their imagination.Guided tours During the event, children were treated to guided tours of Oceanco's cutting-edge shipyard, where they had the opportunity to witness firsthand the process of yacht building. From the design spaces to the production facilities to the captains office, the young visitors were immersed in the various stages of construction, gaining insight into the fascinating process of bringing a yacht to life. "I never knew building a yacht could be so cool!" exclaimed one of the children, age 10, as he marvelled at the impressive sight of one of the projects under construction and seeing the many Oceanco's skilled craftsmen at work.Hands-on activities  Hands-on activities provided further opportunities for learning and exploration.
Wed 10 Apr 2024 | 16:30
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As one of the largest and most reputable global yachting brokerages, IYC continues to solidify its dominant position in the superyacht market. The company had a transformative 2023, marked by significant global expansion, valuable partnerships, and extremely strong sales activity. In total, the brokerage sold an impressive 40 yachts in 2023. Demand surged particularly for yachts over 60-metres, a segment where they showcased formidable sales growth. With over 160 professionals worldwide, IYC's seasoned consultants continue to build on this growth trajectory with their wealth of experience and unparalleled market insights, serving a worldwide client base.  Expanding horizons IYC's growth has spread to all facets of the business, from increased revenues, additional geographical locations, and onboarding new team members to having the largest fleet worldwide, with a remarkable seven yachts on average per manager, allowing for a boutique approach. With an eye toward the future, the company continues to reinvest its profits, focusing on overall global growth,
Tue 09 Apr 2024 | 14:15
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National Marine Suppliers specialises in offering a comprehensive suite of worldwide yacht support services, catering to every facet of the yachting industry, from worldwide logistics, to parts and supplies, from your bow to your stern. On the cusp of their 35th anniversary, CEO Dean Dutoit stated: “Our company's evolution mirrors that of the yachting industry. Initially, we didn't foresee becoming what we are today. The industry's rapid changes surprised us all. In the past, 100-foot vessels were considered superyachts; those are now tenders next to some of today's vessels, and support vessels are even larger than the yachts”.Dean Dutoit brings a wealth of experience from the yachting industry, having progressed from a yacht crew member to a superyacht captain. During his tenure onboard, he identified a critical gap in the supply chain for yachts traversing the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. This insight led to the realisation of the urgent need for a reliable supply network
Mon 08 Apr 2024 | 13:30
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MennYacht Europe JSC, headquartered in Switzerland, was established in 1994 and initially entered the yacht sector as the exclusive dealer for the Pershing shipyard. Under the visionary leadership of MennYacht Group President Matjaž Murko, the company has garnered renown for its comprehensive services, covering the buying, selling, chartering, and maintenance of both motor and sailing yachts, as well as tenders and water toys.The operational scope of MennYacht Group saw a significant enhancement in 1998, following the acquisition of Pershing by the Ferretti Group. This pivotal development enabled MennYacht to secure exclusive dealership rights for a selection of prestigious brands within the Ferretti Group portfolio, such as Ferretti Yachts, Itama, and Riva Yachts.This strategic partnership marked a key milestone in the company's history, propelling MennYacht Group towards sustained growth and expansion. Over the subsequent three decades, the company methodically increased its presence across Europe. AG Swiss, serving as the parent company, owns all the subsidiaries it
Thu 28 Mar 2024 | 14:00
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An artist first, yacht designer second, Cristiano Gatto, founder of the eponymous studio, is a craftsman within his work. Currently working on more than 13 superyacht projects, the team at his studio had a busy year in 2023 and have entered into 2024 in a state of “synchronised, creative chaos.” Based part of the year in Dubai, and the rest at his studio in Venice, Cristiano and his team are a well oiled machine. We sat down with him to get a deeper understanding of his unique perspective to yacht, residential and material design, and to hear more about some of the varied projects currently underway. Speaking with his clients about their reason for working with the studio, Cristiano’s clients respond that the approach is more artistic than what they have found with other designers. By this, they mean that Cristiano’s way of thinking is different. Interacting with his clients in an empathetic way,
Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 15:30

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Observed two weeks ago docked in Marina de La Paz, Mexico, was the 39.1-metre motor yacht Tully. Built by Benetti in their Viareggio facility in 1993, Tully's naval architecture and exterior were crafted by Fratelli Benetti, while her interior design was envisioned by Stefano Natucci. The 324 GT yacht, with spacious staterooms accommodating up to 10 guests and space for seven crew members, is powered by twin MTU engines that allow her to reach a top speed of 17 knots and cruise comfortably at 12 knots. With a fuel capacity of 52,000 litres and a water capacity of 8,700 litres, Tully, cruising under the Cayman Islands flag, is well-equipped for extended sea journeys
Thu 18 Apr 2024 | 08:00
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After cruising past our office in Amsterdam last month, the 49.7-metre superyacht Triton was pictured last week moored near Tower Bridge, in London. Delivered in 2004 by Delta Marine, Triton is entirely crafted by Delta Design Group, showcasing a luxurious mahogany interior adorned with a blend of Art Deco and maritime elements. With accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of 10, the 527 GT yacht was designed for global voyages, deep-sea fishing, and exploring exotic reefs. Propelled by twin Caterpillar engines, Triton achieves a maximum speed of 16 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 14 knots
Wed 17 Apr 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted recently docked in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, were the two superyachts A and Opera, both over 110 metres in length. On the left side of the dock rests the 119-metre motor yacht A, initially named Project Sigma. Designed by Philippe Starck and launched in 2008 by Blohm & Voss, the 5,500 GT yacht is recognised for her distinctive appearance. Powered by twin MAN diesel engines, A is able to cruise at a maximum speed of 23 knots. Registered under the Sierra Leone flag, A showcases notable features including a glass-roofed swimming pool and a total of three pools located on the top deck, aft deck, and foredeck.  Moored alongside A, is the 146.35-metre superyacht Opera. Launched by Lürssen in February 2023, Opera ranks as the tenth largest operational yacht globally, with a 12,518 GT volume. With an interior and exterior design created by Terence Disdale Design, the motor yacht offers accommodation for up
Tue 16 Apr 2024 | 08:00
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Earlier this month, the 53.6-metre expedition yacht Itasca was seen cruising near Piraeus, southeast of Athens, Greece. Originally built in 1961 by J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven N.V. under the name Caribische Zee, Itasca was designed by the same company, starting as an ocean tug before being transformed into a luxury superyacht in 1981. This overhaul enhanced both her interior and exterior, while maintaining superior maritime capabilities, such as a cruising range of over 16,000 nautical miles and features like a helicopter pad. Recently refitted in Perama, the motor yacht accommodates up to 10 guests plus a crew of 12 in a luxurious yet welcoming interior, suitable for both relaxation and entertainment
Mon 15 Apr 2024 | 08:00
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The 60-metre superyacht Marsa was recently seen anchored in Saint Peter Port, on the East Coast of Guernsey, for clearance with Ben Mahy of Bachmann Group as local Port Agent, before heading south. The motor yacht Marsa, part of the Amels 200 series, was recently launched as one of two yachts unveiled on the same day by Damen Yachting. Designed with exterior styling by Tim Heywood Design and a customised interior created by Winch Design, Marsa can accommodate up to 12 guests across six staterooms. Featuring a whisper grey hull, the 1,015 GT superyacht was delivered to her owner last week and is powered by twin MTU engines, enabling her to comfortably cruise at 13 knots and reach a top speed of 15.5 knots. Read more about her delivery here
Fri 12 Apr 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted last weekend cruising in the Seychelles, was the newly-launched superyacht Promise.d. First seen in August 2022, the 65-metre superyacht, boasting a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, was delivered this February by Feadship in the Netherlands. With a volume of 1,809, the motor yacht features an exterior design by De Voogt Naval Architects and an interior, whose details are still undisclosed, penned by Bannenberg & Rowell. Distinguished by her Ice Class 1E certification and hybrid power system, Promise.d stands out for her sustainability and efficiency. While details of her internal layout remain secret, her exterior images reveal amenities such as a helipad and an expansive fold-down beach club.
Thu 11 Apr 2024 | 08:00

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Project Toro is the first in a series from Turquoise Yachts based on an in-house engineering platform that offers clients faster delivery times combined with ample opportunity for customisation. Now in the outfitting stage, we travelled to the shipyard in Istanbul to visit the project before her launch later this year. Project Toro began in classic fashion with a charter client looking for a pre-owned yacht to buy. His long-term broker, Simon Ting of SuperYachtsMonaco, marked a potential 60-metre candidate and designers Harrison Eidsgaard were brought in to assess the interior for refit.   After discussions with the client, however, it was felt the yacht wasn’t ticking the right boxes and the focus changed to a new build. Armed with a preliminary exterior and interior design by Harrison Eidsgaard, Ting began the search for a suitable shipyard. “We initially focused on northern Europe, but this was during Covid, slots were scarce and prices were going
Thu 11 Apr 2024 | 14:15
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When Rob Doyle Design in Kinsale, Ireland, received a call from the largest sloop in the world saying the yacht had lost the tip of its keel off the coast of Peru, the team had to set in motion a repair job from the other side of the world. Mark Small, Technical Director at Rob Doyle Design, recounts how it was done.On 12 May 2022, we received a call from the captain of 77.6-metre M5 saying they had collided with a submerged object while sailing off the coast of Peru. The yacht had slowed significantly, but the impact was nothing like hitting a container. The crew concluded it was probably a freak encounter with a whale.  They undertook a full internal inspection around the keel box, hydraulic locking rams and locking shims. There was no apparent damage to any part of the structure or fittings, so M5 continued sailing into Lima and arrived the
Tue 02 Apr 2024 | 15:00

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