Prada yacht takes to the sea

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli have invested €40 million, in a luxury yacht that will compete in the upcoming America Cup in San Francisco next year.

Branson’s Necker Belle Sets BVI Regatta Record

Sir Richard Branson just set a new record in the British Virgin Islands with his 105-ft. carbon fibre catamaran Necker Belle. While manning the helm Branson had the distinction of captaining the largest multihull to ever participate in a BVI regatta. While he didn’t actually win the race, he added one more honorific to his … Continued

London’s sightseeing boats get pre-Olympic upgrade

A London tour guide company has revealed plans to build the city’s largest sightseeing boat ahead of the 2012 Olympics. City Cruises, which runs river sightseeing tours in the British, said May 27 that it would launch its new 600-passenger vessel on the River Thames by Spring 2012, describing it as a “next generation leisure … Continued

Catamarans for luxury-loving hotel guests

For the ultimate luxury hotel experience nowadays, it seems travelers need to pick a property with a catamaran. The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has just launched Navigator, its custom-built catamaran which will be on hand to take guests wherever they choose in the sparkling blue seas of Bora Bora island. The boat, which is … Continued

Asia Boating Awards 2010

The sixth edition of the Prestigious Asia Boating Awards will be hosted this year at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club. For the first time ever, the Asia Boating Awards, the top event of the yachting calendar in Asia, will be staged in Hong Kong at the upcoming Hong Kong Gold Coast … Continued

World’s biggest solar-powered boat unveiled

What its makers say is the world’s biggest boat powered by the sun was unveiled in Germany on Thursday ahead of its planned circumnavigation of the globe in 2011 — the first under solar power. “This is a unique feeling to see in front of me today a boat which I so often dreamed about,” … Continued

70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass Yacht

The 70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass is making its U.S. debut this month at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. This luxury-latent catamaran was made for high seas with its spacious interiors and plentiful deck space. In-house teams handled both the naval architecture and interior designs of the70-foot yacht.

European Yacht of the Year winners unveiled

The winners of the European Yacht of the Year Award have been unveiled at the boot Düsseldorf show. The Luxury Cruiser award went to Halberg Rassy’s 372, an 11.35-meter performance yacht that was praised for being “surprisingly fast” and having “fantastic performance in rough seas.” Boasting five deck hatches for access to the luxurious interior, … Continued

Richard Branson’s Catamaran Is Open For Charter

Richard Branson has completed a refit of his 105-foot carbon fiber catamaran and is offering it for charter this season, starting next month. Originally launched as the Lady Barbaretta in 2003 and now named Necker Belle, she spent two years being done over at Australia’s Azzura Marine and their in-house fittings division AM Interiors. The … Continued

Audi R8 Themed Catamaran

Catamarans have become increasingly popular over the last year or so. This one is the creation of Swedish design and engineering firm Vizualtech (designer : Bo Zolland), which was contacted by a customer from Dubai who was seeking a new design for a race boat. Starting with an R8 as its inspiration, Vizualtech set about … Continued

Porsche Design goes into luxury yacht business

Porsche Design Group on Wednesday announced the signing of a design and marketing agreement with Singapore-based yacht builder, Royal Falcon Fleet. Under this agreement Porsche Design will design luxury catamarans and mega-yachts for Royal Falcon Fleet on an exclusive basis in addition to developing a marketing concept for the yachts. The first project is what … Continued

The Practical Super Yacht

Built with disabled individuals in mind but offering far more than expected, the Stability 60 is a yacht combined with a catamaran and SWATH technology delivering a stable ride in all depth of waters and all weather conditions. Employing multiple push-button options for raising and lowering the anchor as well as the entire yacht it … Continued