The latest Superyacht Gossip 05/2008

Alamshar, the 50m secretive high speed yacht named after a racehorse, has not been delivered yet. Construction started years ago but due to technical problems and changes the delivery has been delayed. The following photos, taken by John Paris, show Alamshar (P305) blasting past Eddistone Light on Monday 14 April.

An interesting yacht entered the sales market a few weeks ago, the 51m Schweers Jamaica Bay. She is the second yacht for the same owner, who previously owned a 42m Amels, and now he is building a new and bigger yacht. Jamaica Bay III is designed by Felix Buytendijk and currently under construction at Nobiskrug. The 59m yacht, hull 779, is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

A rather unknown yacht has come up for sale in Turkey, the 40m expedition motor yacht Garfield. Built by Dearsan Yachts in 2005, Garfield is based in Istanbul and owned by a Turkish businessman who uses her privately.

A few weeks ago project Sunflower was delivered to the Oman Royal Yacht Squadron and left Germany. Renamed Al Said, the yacht arrived at her home berth in Muscat, Oman in Mid April. Following the delivery of the new yacht, the previous 103.85m Al Said has been renamed and is no longer part of the Oman Royal Yacht Squadron. Now owned by the Ministry of Tourism, the yacht has been renamed Loaloat Al Behar.

An unknown yacht of approx. 50m is currently under construction in Greece or Italy and she will be named Hamlet. Please contact us if you have more information on M/Y Hamlet. Furthermore we are also still looking for Efface, a 42m tri-deck motor yacht built by Cantieri Navali del Tirreno.

A few weeks ago saw the launch of the biggest Technema to date, the 37m Techname 120. The yacht had to be transported through the city centre of Sabaudia, before she could be lowered in the water. Flagged in Italy, the yacht has been named R.I.N.I..

By Merijn de Waard

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