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The 24th edition of the Benetti Yachtmaster, which took place in Budapest from February 21st to 23rd, drew more than 300 international guests. The event brought together captains, owner representatives, surveyors, stewardesses, and a broad spectrum of industry professionals, underscoring its global significance and appeal.At the heart of modern yachting, as discussed during the event, is the evolution of the yacht as not just a means of luxury travel but as an expression of the owner's lifestyle. This shift towards more informal, convivial spaces that harmoniously blend with nature is evident in Benetti's latest Voyager yachts. These designs feature decks that extend over the water and large windows that integrate the exterior and interior, reflecting a growing market trend towards adventure and exploration beyond traditional luxury locales. The Yachtmaster's program, introduced by Marco Valle, CEO of Azimut|Benetti Group, emphasised the role of captains and their crews in shaping the future of yachting. This sentiment was
Thu 29 Feb 2024 | 10:30
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The Horizon motor yacht Untethered is now for sale with Bob Friscia and Chris Collins of Ocean Independence. At a length of 33.07-metres and a volume of 250 GT, the yacht for sale offers good performance and aesthetically pleasing indoor and outdoor luxury. Having been delivered in 2020 by her Taiwan-based shipyard, the Horizon FD110 Skyline motor yacht for sale is teeming with upgrades and customisations that make for a cosy and modern sea living experience. Thanks to her five extravagant staterooms, up to 10 guests can enjoy the amenities onboard Untethered, with her main-deck owner’s stateroom featuring his-and-hers ensuites that include spacious private showers.Ornamented with primarily white, beige, and cream coloured furnishings, the remaining four state rooms situated on the lower deck consist of a forward VIP, a stateroom that converts into an office, and an additional stateroom that can be converted into a gym.The yacht Untethered for sale’s elegant appearance also extends
Wed 28 Feb 2024 | 17:15
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The 118-metre Feadship superyacht Feadship 1010 has departed the Netherlands on route to St Maarten. The superyacht is now transmitting under the name Launchpad on AIS. Launched in August 2022, the superyacht has remained in the Netherlands with speculation around her potential resale. Her departure and naming suggests that the superyacht might have been sold. The impressive superyacht Launchpad is currently the largest yacht to be launched from the Dutch shipyard to date, but will shortly be taken over by the new 118.8-metre flagship Feadship 821. She was last seen in October 2022 on sea trials across the North Sea. Read: In pictures: 118m flagship Feadship 1010 superyacht on sea trials Feadship 1010 features a dark blue hull and a recognisable red line across her waterline, with exterior design penned by Espen Øino International. She has long, flowing and natural lines, and features a glass observational lounge up top, with naval architecture by De
Thu 29 Feb 2024 | 17:30

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Founded in 2017 by Michael di Luca, the superyacht crew recruitment company mycrewagency., burst onto the scene and introduced a new mentality to the sector. Focusing his energies on training his staff and ensuring his team were qualified via the Recruitment Employment Confederation, Michael utilised his experience working within the highly regulated investment banking sector and upped the game in terms of professionality within crew recruitment. Over the past six years, the company has gone from strength to strength, now with the largest social media following in the sector. In January the company unveiled its new Retainer Fee Model, so we sat down with Michael to understand how it works, how boats benefit and why he thinks it's going to be the next big step for the superyacht recruitment industry. The time for change Like many sectors within yachting, the structure of crew recruitment has remained unchanged for years, with the majority of players
Wed 28 Feb 2024 | 12:00
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With over 40 years of history in boat building, Riviera is set to unveil its latest masterpiece: the Xcel 70 luxury catamaran. Boasting unparalleled Italian design, this vessel represent a fusion of timeless aesthetics and cutting edge engineering. Built by Riviera Boat, the Xcel 70 promise a revolutionary yachting experience. This catamaran redefines spaciousness, not only in comparison to monohulls but also surpassing other catamarans of similar size. The Xcel 70 introduce a new generation of catamaran, harmonising innovative design with luxurious minimalistic interior. Prepare to embark on a journey where luxury meets functionality, as Xcel Yachts proudly present the first glimpse of its trailblazing creation, a testament to UAE’s commitment to maritime excellence  and Riviera Boat’s enduring legacy
Tue 27 Feb 2024 | 12:30
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Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest, and most established marine and lifestyle event in the Middle East, is readying its anchor ahead of docking at the iconic Dubai Harbour district from 28 February - 3 March 2024. Celebrating its landmark 30th edition, the UAE’s most extravagant international boat show will feature more than 1,000 brands and 200+ boats from globally renowned shipyards including Azimut, Sunseeker Gulf, Gulf Craft, Finnmaster, HP Watermakers, Oceanco, Sunreef Yachts and Althaus Yachts. With 46 boat launches planned for this year’s event, Dubai International Boat Show, organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), continues to build on a three-decade legacy of hosting the world’s largest marine brands in Dubai and providing a sales and networking platform of paramount importance for the largest homegrown manufacturers and global distributors. IMG Boats is set to make three global launches at the show, while Riviera Boats and Al Fajer are preparing to
Fri 23 Feb 2024 | 12:00
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Monaco Marine's Corporate Social and Societal Responsibility policy focuses on actions in favour of Sustainable Development. Except reducing carbon footprint, one of the main stakes concerns the preservation of the water resource, aligned with the national Water Sobriety Policy.For shipyards, this means rethinking the operation and maintenance processes to minimise water consumption while preserving the quality of marine ecosystems.In addition to complying with the regulations for Classified Installations for Environmental Protection and ISO14001 certification, Monaco Marine is deploying an ambitious and innovative "Water" strategy, on all fronts of usage and for all the Group's shipyards. As outlined by David Queva, the Group's Chief Operating Officer, Monaco Marine plans to invest over €2 million during 2023 and 2024. This investment will focus on five key areas of impact, aiming to develop a robust portfolio of solutions designed to address the pressing environmental challenges of today. 1. Eco-conscious refit work: All repair and maintenance works on Yachts
Fri 16 Feb 2024 | 13:45
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No room is like the other; colours, shapes, materials, structures, furnishings, and lighting concepts are meticulously thought out to the smallest detail by renowned designers, creating comfort zones on luxury yachts. Among these details are surfaces that often reveal themselves as true works of art upon closer inspection.Ingenious perfectionism Starting from design patterns, underestimated works of art in the form of unique surfaces emerge with a lot of experience, sensitivity, and the passion to create something new. The development process involves a careful approach to specifications, usually in small steps, with trial-and-error loops. In this crucial process, it is determined whether a hand-dotted pattern needs to be processed with six or twelve paint-polish-paint cycles to achieve the desired result. It also determines the angle at which the sponge must apply the color so that the dots precisely emphasize the overall design in the desired size. Not to be forgotten are factors such as the
Wed 14 Feb 2024 | 14:00
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Majesty Yachts, Gulf Craft’s luxury superyacht brand, was launched in 2004 to solidify Gulf Craft’s presence in the international yacht market. The brand offers an extensive range of full displacement, semi-displacement, and planing GRP yachts, ranging from approximately 18 metres to 53 metres. Majesty Yachts are renowned for their exceptional seaworthiness and impeccable quality, meeting both international and commercial standards. The brand's objective is to maximise volume, seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces while offering luxury amenities.Last week, Gulf Craft & Majesty Yachts announced the sale of the first hull in the 50-metre Majesty 160 series, following the success of the Majesty 175. This vessel, manufactured at the shipyard’s fully integrated in-house production facility in Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates, showcases the brand’s emphasis on quality. The Majesty 160 features exterior and interior design by Italian based Cristiano Gatto Design Studio, with naval architecture penned by Van Oossanen Dutch Naval Architects. Adhering
Tue 13 Feb 2024 | 10:00

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Founded in 2017 by Michael di Luca, the superyacht crew recruitment company mycrewagency., burst onto the scene and introduced a new mentality to the sector. Focusing his energies on training his staff and ensuring his team were qualified via the Recruitment Employment Confederation, Michael utilised his experience working within the highly regulated investment banking sector and upped the game in terms of professionality within crew recruitment. Over the past six years, the company has gone from strength to strength, now with the largest social media following in the sector. In January the company unveiled its new Retainer Fee Model, so we sat down with Michael to understand how it works, how boats benefit and why he thinks it's going to be the next big step for the superyacht recruitment industry. The time for change Like many sectors within yachting, the structure of crew recruitment has remained unchanged for years, with the majority of players
Wed 28 Feb 2024 | 12:00
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With over 40 years of history in boat building, Riviera is set to unveil its latest masterpiece: the Xcel 70 luxury catamaran. Boasting unparalleled Italian design, this vessel represent a fusion of timeless aesthetics and cutting edge engineering. Built by Riviera Boat, the Xcel 70 promise a revolutionary yachting experience. This catamaran redefines spaciousness, not only in comparison to monohulls but also surpassing other catamarans of similar size. The Xcel 70 introduce a new generation of catamaran, harmonising innovative design with luxurious minimalistic interior. Prepare to embark on a journey where luxury meets functionality, as Xcel Yachts proudly present the first glimpse of its trailblazing creation, a testament to UAE’s commitment to maritime excellence  and Riviera Boat’s enduring legacy
Tue 27 Feb 2024 | 12:30
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Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest, and most established marine and lifestyle event in the Middle East, is readying its anchor ahead of docking at the iconic Dubai Harbour district from 28 February - 3 March 2024. Celebrating its landmark 30th edition, the UAE’s most extravagant international boat show will feature more than 1,000 brands and 200+ boats from globally renowned shipyards including Azimut, Sunseeker Gulf, Gulf Craft, Finnmaster, HP Watermakers, Oceanco, Sunreef Yachts and Althaus Yachts. With 46 boat launches planned for this year’s event, Dubai International Boat Show, organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), continues to build on a three-decade legacy of hosting the world’s largest marine brands in Dubai and providing a sales and networking platform of paramount importance for the largest homegrown manufacturers and global distributors. IMG Boats is set to make three global launches at the show, while Riviera Boats and Al Fajer are preparing to
Fri 23 Feb 2024 | 12:00
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Monaco Marine's Corporate Social and Societal Responsibility policy focuses on actions in favour of Sustainable Development. Except reducing carbon footprint, one of the main stakes concerns the preservation of the water resource, aligned with the national Water Sobriety Policy.For shipyards, this means rethinking the operation and maintenance processes to minimise water consumption while preserving the quality of marine ecosystems.In addition to complying with the regulations for Classified Installations for Environmental Protection and ISO14001 certification, Monaco Marine is deploying an ambitious and innovative "Water" strategy, on all fronts of usage and for all the Group's shipyards. As outlined by David Queva, the Group's Chief Operating Officer, Monaco Marine plans to invest over €2 million during 2023 and 2024. This investment will focus on five key areas of impact, aiming to develop a robust portfolio of solutions designed to address the pressing environmental challenges of today. 1. Eco-conscious refit work: All repair and maintenance works on Yachts
Fri 16 Feb 2024 | 13:45
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No room is like the other; colours, shapes, materials, structures, furnishings, and lighting concepts are meticulously thought out to the smallest detail by renowned designers, creating comfort zones on luxury yachts. Among these details are surfaces that often reveal themselves as true works of art upon closer inspection.Ingenious perfectionism Starting from design patterns, underestimated works of art in the form of unique surfaces emerge with a lot of experience, sensitivity, and the passion to create something new. The development process involves a careful approach to specifications, usually in small steps, with trial-and-error loops. In this crucial process, it is determined whether a hand-dotted pattern needs to be processed with six or twelve paint-polish-paint cycles to achieve the desired result. It also determines the angle at which the sponge must apply the color so that the dots precisely emphasize the overall design in the desired size. Not to be forgotten are factors such as the
Wed 14 Feb 2024 | 14:00
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Majesty Yachts, Gulf Craft’s luxury superyacht brand, was launched in 2004 to solidify Gulf Craft’s presence in the international yacht market. The brand offers an extensive range of full displacement, semi-displacement, and planing GRP yachts, ranging from approximately 18 metres to 53 metres. Majesty Yachts are renowned for their exceptional seaworthiness and impeccable quality, meeting both international and commercial standards. The brand's objective is to maximise volume, seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces while offering luxury amenities.Last week, Gulf Craft & Majesty Yachts announced the sale of the first hull in the 50-metre Majesty 160 series, following the success of the Majesty 175. This vessel, manufactured at the shipyard’s fully integrated in-house production facility in Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates, showcases the brand’s emphasis on quality. The Majesty 160 features exterior and interior design by Italian based Cristiano Gatto Design Studio, with naval architecture penned by Van Oossanen Dutch Naval Architects. Adhering
Tue 13 Feb 2024 | 10:00

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Spotted on Friday 23 February while arriving in Seattle, this is the 44.6-metre superyacht Lady L. Delivered by her Netherlands-based shipyard Heesen in 2012, this motor yacht with a distinctive grey-coloured hull sports a beam of 8.51-metres and a draft of 2.01-metres, while her twin MTU engines reach a swift top speed of 24 knots. With an interior and exterior design both imagined by Omega Architects, inside Lady L’s 463 GT volume are staterooms suitable for hosting as many as 10 guests, as well as accommodation for nine crew members. Characterised by her array of dining areas, luxurious sky lounge deck, generous Jacuzzi, and plush indoor seating, this motor yacht makes for a prime socialising experience. 
Thu 29 Feb 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted earlier this month docked in Sint Maarten, in the Caribbean, is the 60.33-metre superyacht Comfortably Numb. Launched in September 2022 by CRN, her design and architecture were masterminded by the collaboration between Nuvolari Lenard and the CRN R&D team. Tailored for owners seeking a blend of high performance and shallow draft for easy navigation through the West Indies, the superyacht also prioritises spacious, airy interiors and ample space for guests and crew. Comfortably Numb stands out for her environmental consciousness, holding an IMO Tier III certification that significantly cuts down on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by as much as 70%. The 1,114 GT superyacht features five decks with accommodation for up to 12 guests and 13 crew, achieving speeds over 25 knots thanks to her twin MTU engines.
Wed 28 Feb 2024 | 08:00
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Seen last month docked in Dock Maarten Marina in the Caribbean, is the 87-metre Lürssen superyacht Avantage. Previously known as Hawaii and delivered in 2020, Avantage showcases both interior and exterior by the British designer Bannenberg & Rowell. Built with an aluminium superstructure and steel hull, the superyacht's exterior is distinguished by open deck areas, graceful lines and an expansive foredeck that exhibits the yacht's emblem. Spanning five decks, her elegant interior is designed to host up to 14 guests and 18 crew members. Notable features of Avantage include a spacious beach club providing an indoor-outdoor entertainment experience, a foredeck helipad and a 10-metre Compass Limousine Tenders. Propelled by twin diesel MTU engines, the 2,744 GT superyacht can comfortably cruise at a speed of 10 knots and reach a maximum speed of 17 knots. She is currently docked in Tarragona port, in Spain
Tue 27 Feb 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted recently anchored here in Mikkelsen Harbour, in Antarctica, is the 76.0-metre explorer yacht La Datcha. Part of the SeaXplorer series, La Datcha was delivered in 2020 by Damen Yachting and is designed for luxury expeditions to the world's most secluded areas. With an Ice Class and IMO Polar Code certification, La Datcha has the autonomy to stay at sea for up to 40 days, allowing guests to explore remote locations far from the nearest support infrastructure. The explorer yacht's exterior, designed by Azure Yacht Design, and her interior, crafted by Vasiliy Shprits, offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in six staterooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in dressing rooms. The 2,517 GT yacht combines adventure and luxury, providing helicopters, a submersible, Jet Skis, snow scooters, and lavish amenities like a Turkish Hammam and an on-deck hot tub. Have a look onboard here.  La Datcha is currently available for charter with TWW Yachts.
Mon 26 Feb 2024 | 08:00
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Delivered to her owner in July 2023 by Turquoise Yachts, the 75-metre superyacht Infinite Jest is spotted anchored here in the Caribbean with Saba island in the background two weeks ago. Infinite Jest, featuring an exterior by Studio Vallicelli Design and an interior by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, offers accommodation for up to 14 guests, including an owner's suite with a private deck and office space. A standout feature is her spacious beach club, adorned with natural materials and shell doors that open to create extended sea platforms. The 1,725 GT superyacht includes a central tender garage with side hull openings, housing a 10.2-metre limousine tender, additional tenders for guests and crew and Jet Skis. Infinite Jest, featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, is powered by Caterpillar 3516C engines for a maximum speed of 17 knots, and is equipped with Naiad stabilisers to ensure smooth sailing
Fri 23 Feb 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted last week docked at Port Hercule, in Monaco, is the 90.13-metre superyacht DAR. Launched by Oceanco in 2018 and having completed maintenance works in Genova last December, the motor yacht presents an innovative design with a shark-inspired exterior by Luiz De Basto, perfectly complementing the luxurious interior by Nuvolari Lenard. Named DAR, which means 'house' in Arabic, the motor yacht has won several awards and is one of the first yachts in the Netherlands to be granted the Lloyd's Register Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation for her advanced navigational systems. The 2926 GT superyacht features high-end amenities including a spa, a gym, a Jacuzzi on the sun deck, a movie theatre and an outdoor bar, making her ideal for social gatherings. Equipped with two MTU 20V 4000 M73L diesel engines, DAR enjoys a cruising speed of 13 knots and can achieve a maximum speed of 20 knots
Thu 22 Feb 2024 | 08:00

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Superyacht captains and close friends Lee Stevenson and Giles Frankal set up bespoke superyacht consultancy Occam Marine in 2021. The company name is derived from Occam’s Razor, a philosophical concept that recommends problem solving by searching for the smallest possible number of explanations or the simplest solutions. As owner’s representatives or responsible for the technical oversight of projects – sometimes both at the same time – the company has quickly garnered industry recognition and currently has four major new-builds on their books. These include the 110-metre Project Shackleton (now Icecap) at Lürssen and the 80-metre Project 826 at Royal Van Lent Feadship. We began our conversation by asking about the reference to Occam’s Razor in the company name.Giles: There’s a tendency to overcomplicate things in our industry, whereas our frame of mind is more ‘Let's find workable solutions after analysing the issues and employing the Occam’s Razor ethos.’ We know from working in shipyards
Tue 06 Feb 2024 | 10:15
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Over recent years, advances in LED (light-emitting diode) technology have transformed illumination onboard and underneath yachts. With more yachts opting for extravagant light portfolios and with designers manipulating light in new and previously unconsidered ways, we speak to a panel of experts in the field to find out how the sector is continuing to evolve. Julie Clark (Managing Director, Savage Lighting); Stefan Wiendecke (Yachtlite); Dr Toby Robertson (Head of Engineering, OceanLED); Alessandro Palagi (owner Palagi); and Michele Orlandi (Luce5 Yachting) share their insights. What are the most recent developments in LED technology and driver systems? Stefan Wiendecke: We have been using digital LEDs for a while now, where each individual LED can be controlled individually. This makes it possible to create special effects - especially in our custom-made products such as lettering or helicopter landing decks. Professional programming and controls allow undreamt-of possibilities for spectacular lighting scenes. Dr Toby Robertson: In its infancy, LED lighting technology
Mon 15 Jan 2024 | 14:30

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