Ocean Paradise named “greenest” yacht

The 55-meter boat, presented in a world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, was recognized as the year’s leading example of yacht constructors’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprints of their vessels.

Sneak peek at Benetti’s Ocean Paradise

The Italian yacht-maker Benetti has just unveiled the first images of the Ocean Paradise, the brand’s latest yacht, which will be presented in a world exclusive at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

Rihanna Cruises on 172-Ft. Benetti Latitude

Rihanna let her hair down recently in the French Riviera aboard on Benetti’s stylish 172-ft. superyacht Latitude, which charters out at about $300,000 a week. The London Daily Mail reports that the 23-year-old star rented the vessel for some R&R following her performances at the UK’s V Festival. She thrilled paparazzi with glimpses of a … Continued

Success for Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011

After four thrilling days of exclusive parties, glamourous entertainment and intense networking, the Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011 ended last Monday leaving no doubt about its status as the region’s leading yacht show. The superyacht show, which also incorporates a business jet exhibit and displays of luxury properties and high-end brands, once again drew crowds of China’s … Continued

Superyacht Reverie is up for sale

Michael White of the Ocean Independence has listed the 70 metre Reverie for sale with an asking price of $75,000,000. Massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas set her apart. The luxury superyacht has been meticulously maintained and sensibly upgraded. The magnificent Reverie has very versatile accommodation for between 18 and … Continued

Fendi yacht Lady Lara by Benetti

Yacht maker Benetti and Fendi Casa, the home-furnishing brand of fashion house Fendi, have collaborated to produce Lady Lara, the 194-foot custom megayacht. Fendi Casa – under the direction of interior design firm Studio Massari – has provided the furnishings for Lady Lara, which Benetti delivered last summer. The glamorous touch has been achieved by … Continued

Synchrony Fractional Yacht Ownership

“First there were summer house shares, then fractional jet ownership. Apparently, the next step in spreading the wealth is Synchrony, which offers syndicated yacht ownership.” Indeed, owning a yacht is far from a practical proposition, with a high buy-in cost, increasing annual costs and a depreciating asset that remains unused for much of the year. … Continued