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Thirteen yacht crew members and passengers from the 53.8-metre Mariotti superyacht Persefoni I have been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on the island of Hydra in Greece at around 23:20 on Friday.According to local online news website eKathimerini, the crew allegedly launched fireworks from the yacht on Friday evening, which were said to have caused the Hydra wildfire, which destroyed around 3,000 acres of land.  The fire destroyed a part of the island’s only pine forest, before it was extinguished by firefighters on Saturday. According to the country’s minister of climate crisis and civil protection, Vasilis Kikilias, the effort took six aeroplanes and two teams of firefighters to put out the blaze. At the time of the incident, Persefoni I was being chartered by 17 individuals from Kazakhstan. The yacht then arrived at the marina of Agios Kosmas, in southern Athens, at 16:35 on Saturday, where the crew were detained shortly
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 | 10:30
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The 23.99-metre Wally sailing yacht Rose has defended her title from last year as the winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma 2024. Competing in Class B, the Farr-designed yacht won both her races, making her the first successful title defence since Kokomo won consecutively in 2002.Taking place between 19 and 22 June, the fleet of 11 yachts took on a 20-plus nautical mile coastal course around the Bay of Palma, with three classes, J Class, Class A and Class B The first Pantaenius Race Day on Thursday saw Rose of Class B finish with a final time of 2:26:05, ahead of the Nautor Swan pair Umiko and Dark Horse and fourth place finisher and newcomer Calabash.  Read: Superyacht Cup Palma 2024: Competition heats up during the Pantaenius Race DayWhile Class A saw the newcomer 39-metre Vitters yacht Cervo cementing her arrival with a winning time of 2:20:56, after the 59-metre Vitters superyacht Maximus received a penalty
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 | 13:30
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This year a new superyacht has joined the global charter fleet and at 112-metres, Renaissance is set to be the largest yacht available for international charter. Able to sleep up to 36 guests and with six spectacular decks, she offers something completely unique to the market. SuperYacht Times’ Editor-in-Chief was recently invited for a tour of the spectacular vessel before she began her first charter season in the Med this summer.  Not only is Renaissance the flagship of the Spanish shipyard Freire, she is also the largest superyacht ever to have come out of the country. Built for a discerning owner with the goal to create something new for the global charter market, but also to be a yacht for personal use, her interior strikes an impressive balance between comfort and space. At over 7,000 GT, she cuts a formidable figure, but her designers Bannenberg & Rowell have done an impressive job of creating
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 | 15:00

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As the most awarded marina not only in Türkiye but also in the world, the highly-rated Yalıkavak Marina is known for attracting brands from far and wide to the historic seaside city of Bodrum.  With the summer season kicking off, SuperYacht Times takes a closer look at the numerous developments, leisurely activities and excellent amenities on offer for tourists and yachting enthusiasts alike at this charming marina. Esteemed accolades  While their investments in their well-appointed shopping mall and yacht docking facilities continue to grow, the marina currently boasts 620 berths, as well as exclusive retail amenities and advanced technical service for vessels as large as 140-metres in length. As one of this year’s repeat nominees for the title of “World's Best Superyacht Marina” from The British Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), Yalıkavak Marina already has several TYHA awards, including “Best Superyacht Marina of 2018-2019 and 2022-2023,” “Best International Marina of 2020-2021”, and “Clean Marina”, under its belt.
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The revolutionary Jeddah Yacht Club, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, has now opened its doors to members. A world class facility tailored to the unique features of its location, the JYC sits at the very heart of the Red Sea’s maritime sector, offering its members the combination of five star luxury on and off the water. Inaugurated in 2021 for the Jeddah Formula 1, the track of which sits to the back of the club, the yacht club is the first of its kind to welcome members in the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia. Thus, Jeddah Yacht Clubis ideally situated to accommodate the growing number of maritime enthusiasts, both within the local population, and the international community that are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time. We sat down with the team to get an insight into what sets the JYC apart, to hear about the program they’ve developed over
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One thing that every superyacht captain, builder or broker will tell you, is that the first thing guests notice when they step aboard a superyacht is the feel of the carpet under their feet. The feeling of a truly luxurious carpet is something that cannot be cheated, and it is for this reason that superyacht owners and designers turn to the most talented makers in the world; Tai Ping. Founded in 1956 in British Hong Kong, Tai Ping was established with the goal of developing an industry and providing employment for migrant workers. Since these humble beginnings more than six decades ago, the company has grown into a world-renowned manufacturer, operating on three continents and supplying their handmade carpets to the world’s most luxurious residences, palaces, hotels and of course, superyachts.  We recently sat down with the team behind Tai Ping today, to find out about the evolution of the business and to understand
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With the anticipated Mediterranean charter Season officially arriving, Yachting Partners International (YPI), the world-class full-service yacht brokerage with over 50 years of experience, is excited to spotlight the 81.8-metre RoMEA, an exceptional member of its growing charter fleet. This prestigious German-built superyacht is ready to take guests to explore Turkey's sun-drenched cruising grounds. Delivered by the esteemed Abeking & Rasmussen in 2015 and recently refit in 2021, RoMEA is a yacht that stands out from the crowds. Harrison MacManus, Charter Manager of RoMEA, comments: "Within the charter market for an Abeking & Rasmussen build, RoMEA holds a unique and timeless structural build standing her apart from other Northern European luxury yachts.”The sleek exterior lines penned by the iconic British designer Terrence Disdale retain the yacht's traditional character. Meanwhile, the award-winning designer was also responsible for the yacht's stunning high-end interiors, which boast over 180 different types of seamlessly integrated surfaces. Stonework, leather, glass, marble, and
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Tracing its origins back to 1842, the Riva brand began in the picturesque town of Sarnico, nestled on the shores of Lake Iseo. In May 2000, Riva joined the Ferretti Group, which has since restored and elevated the brand to the forefront of the global yachting industry. Today, Riva is recognised as an iconic figure in both the Italian and international yachting sectors, as well as a brand of supreme luxury. SuperYacht Times sat down with Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, to discuss Riva's approach to the large segment of superyacht construction, the brand's evolution over time, and its ability to balance heritage with innovation.Could you elaborate on Riva’s strategic approach to entering the larger segment of superyacht construction? I would say Riva is actually re-entering the superyacht segment, a market we initially explored back in the 1960s. Mr. Carlo Riva undertook significant projects both in Holland and at CRN. At the
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As the most awarded marina not only in Türkiye but also in the world, the highly-rated Yalıkavak Marina is known for attracting brands from far and wide to the historic seaside city of Bodrum.  With the summer season kicking off, SuperYacht Times takes a closer look at the numerous developments, leisurely activities and excellent amenities on offer for tourists and yachting enthusiasts alike at this charming marina. Esteemed accolades  While their investments in their well-appointed shopping mall and yacht docking facilities continue to grow, the marina currently boasts 620 berths, as well as exclusive retail amenities and advanced technical service for vessels as large as 140-metres in length. As one of this year’s repeat nominees for the title of “World's Best Superyacht Marina” from The British Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), Yalıkavak Marina already has several TYHA awards, including “Best Superyacht Marina of 2018-2019 and 2022-2023,” “Best International Marina of 2020-2021”, and “Clean Marina”, under its belt.
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SuperTenders Monaco specialises in selling high-end chaseboats and tenders for superyachts, as well as luxury powerboats for day cruising. Based in Monaco, the dealership offers distinguished brands including Maori Yacht, Anvera, and the famous Black Shiver built by Novamarine, globally renowned for its high-quality rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). Alex Treleani, co-founder of SuperTenders Monaco alongside his business partner Alberto Minerva, a former investment banking and longstanding yacht owner/client with a shared passion for the nautical sector, brings well over two decades of maritime expertise to the company. In a recent interview with SuperYacht Times, Alex delved into the company’s origins, its commitment to meeting client needs through a meticulous selection process for the perfect chase boat, and the strategic considerations behind its brand partnerships.Origins and evolution of SuperTenders Monaco: The conversation began with Alex recounting his experiences in 2018 when he established Novamarine's first international sales office in Monaco to expand the brand’s global presence. Although the market
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The revolutionary Jeddah Yacht Club, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, has now opened its doors to members. A world class facility tailored to the unique features of its location, the JYC sits at the very heart of the Red Sea’s maritime sector, offering its members the combination of five star luxury on and off the water. Inaugurated in 2021 for the Jeddah Formula 1, the track of which sits to the back of the club, the yacht club is the first of its kind to welcome members in the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia. Thus, Jeddah Yacht Clubis ideally situated to accommodate the growing number of maritime enthusiasts, both within the local population, and the international community that are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time. We sat down with the team to get an insight into what sets the JYC apart, to hear about the program they’ve developed over
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One thing that every superyacht captain, builder or broker will tell you, is that the first thing guests notice when they step aboard a superyacht is the feel of the carpet under their feet. The feeling of a truly luxurious carpet is something that cannot be cheated, and it is for this reason that superyacht owners and designers turn to the most talented makers in the world; Tai Ping. Founded in 1956 in British Hong Kong, Tai Ping was established with the goal of developing an industry and providing employment for migrant workers. Since these humble beginnings more than six decades ago, the company has grown into a world-renowned manufacturer, operating on three continents and supplying their handmade carpets to the world’s most luxurious residences, palaces, hotels and of course, superyachts.  We recently sat down with the team behind Tai Ping today, to find out about the evolution of the business and to understand
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With the anticipated Mediterranean charter Season officially arriving, Yachting Partners International (YPI), the world-class full-service yacht brokerage with over 50 years of experience, is excited to spotlight the 81.8-metre RoMEA, an exceptional member of its growing charter fleet. This prestigious German-built superyacht is ready to take guests to explore Turkey's sun-drenched cruising grounds. Delivered by the esteemed Abeking & Rasmussen in 2015 and recently refit in 2021, RoMEA is a yacht that stands out from the crowds. Harrison MacManus, Charter Manager of RoMEA, comments: "Within the charter market for an Abeking & Rasmussen build, RoMEA holds a unique and timeless structural build standing her apart from other Northern European luxury yachts.”The sleek exterior lines penned by the iconic British designer Terrence Disdale retain the yacht's traditional character. Meanwhile, the award-winning designer was also responsible for the yacht's stunning high-end interiors, which boast over 180 different types of seamlessly integrated surfaces. Stonework, leather, glass, marble, and
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Tracing its origins back to 1842, the Riva brand began in the picturesque town of Sarnico, nestled on the shores of Lake Iseo. In May 2000, Riva joined the Ferretti Group, which has since restored and elevated the brand to the forefront of the global yachting industry. Today, Riva is recognised as an iconic figure in both the Italian and international yachting sectors, as well as a brand of supreme luxury. SuperYacht Times sat down with Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, to discuss Riva's approach to the large segment of superyacht construction, the brand's evolution over time, and its ability to balance heritage with innovation.Could you elaborate on Riva’s strategic approach to entering the larger segment of superyacht construction? I would say Riva is actually re-entering the superyacht segment, a market we initially explored back in the 1960s. Mr. Carlo Riva undertook significant projects both in Holland and at CRN. At the
Thu, 30 May 2024 | 10:45

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Recently spotted anchored here in Sitia, Crete, is the 74-metre superyacht M&EM. Delivered in 2022 as the seventh yacht in the Amels Limited Editions 242 series, M&EM stands out with her unique interior by Winch Design, tailored specifically to the owner's specifications, setting her apart from her sisterships. Named after the owner's children, Madeleine and Emile, her bold blue hull, a hallmark of Tim Heywood's exterior design, complements her naval architecture by Damen Yachting, making her well-suited for oceanic voyages. The 1,790 GT superyacht accommodates up to 12 guests in six staterooms and supports a crew of 19. Performance-wise, M&EM offers a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12.5 knots, and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Seen docked in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, yesterday during The Superyacht Cup Palma, is the 86-metre superyacht Kingdom 5KR. Built by Benetti in 1980, Kingdom 5KR was initially named Nabila after the owner's daughter. With her interior design created by Luigi Sturchio and exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell, the 1,768 GT motor yacht gained fame by appearing in the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again". After changing hands multiple times, she was acquired by a Saudi prince in 1991 and renamed Kingdom 5KR, reflecting his company, lucky number, and children's initials. Among her most notable features are a spa, gym, a pool with a water jet and a helipad, as seen in the picture. Performance-wise, the motor yacht is powered by twin Nohab diesel engines, allowing her to comfortably cruise at 17 knots and reach a maximum speed of 20 knots
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Currently anchored in Portofino, Italy, is the 75.7-metre superyacht Alvia, which was delivered in April 2024 by Feadship. Known as Project Hanami during her construction, her naval architecture was managed by De Voogt Naval Architects, while her secretive design, both inside and out, was created by the British firm RWD, with additional interior refinement by Susan Young Interiors. With a gross tonnage of 2,265 GT, the three-deck yacht boasts a spacious pool on the main deck, a versatile sports court on the foredeck and a wellness center on the lower deck with a gym, spa, and sea terrace. Built to Lloyd's Register standards, Alvia is cruising under the Isle of Man flag.
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted last weekend docked here in Venice, Italy, is the newly delivered superyacht Lady A. Delivered to her owners this March by Benetti, the 67-metre superyacht Lady A boasts a stylish and elegant exterior designed by Cassetta Yacht Designers. Her interior design is the work of Benetti's in-house design team, featuring a variety of woods, including black Macassar Ebony and Curly Maple. Onboard, her accommodation includes a full-beam master suite with a private study and six additional staterooms, comfortably housing up to 14 guests. Cruising under the Cayman Islands flag, Lady A is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512E engines, enabling her to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Earlier this month, the 76.88-metre superyacht Samar was spotted docked here at Port Fòrum, in Barcelona, Spain. Built by Devonport in 2006, Samar features the exterior design of H2 Yacht Design and Nick Meyers, with naval architecture by Laurent Giles and Devonport, and an interior styled by Joe Thome. As one of the largest yachts ever built in the United Kingdom, the motor yacht features a helipad, a spacious spa pool, a sauna, a cinema, a Mini Cooper, and a Bell 407 helicopter, offering guests the opportunity to explore their surroundings from both land and air. Boasting a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, the 2,159 GT superyacht is powered by three Wärtsilä diesel-electric engines, enabling her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top speed of 17 knots
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted recently anchored in Antiparos, Greece, were the 65.25-metre superyacht Adamas V and 32.72-metre sailing yacht Wally B. Originally built by Cantieri Navali Nicolini in 1987 for a member of the Qatari royal family, Adamas V has completed a six-month refit in Perama last year, renewing her original Claudio Zampetti interior and adding a new Jacuzzi. Her exterior was designed by the collaboration between Cantieri Navali Nicolini and Barracuda Yacht Design Ltd. Previously known as Yaakun, the motor yacht is equipped with twin MTU engines which provide her with a top speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.  Ahead of her is the Pendennis sailing yacht Wally B, which recently attended the Cyclades Cup 2024. Built in 1998, the 102 GT yacht was designed by Luca Brenta & Co, featuring a modern aesthetic combined with advanced sailing technology, while her interior, crafted by Lazzarini & Pickering, offers a blend of exposed
Mon, 17 Jun 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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