Superyacht builder Ferretti sold to Chinese company

China’s Shangong Heavy Industries has bought the Ferretti Group, taking over 75% of the Italian shipmaker’s capital. Sleekly tailored with gleaming chrome accessories and luxurious saloons, the Ferretti Group designs some of the most exclusive yachts in the nautical world. Ferretti has 8 yacht brands (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and … Continued

Perini Navi to Build Second Largest Yacht

Launched nearly six years ago, the masterful 289-ft. Maltese Falcon remains Perini Navi’s crowning achievement. While the yard has constructed many stunning yachts since then, none have approached the Falcon’s impressive length. Now Perini Navi has signed a contract for a 226-ft. sailing superyacht, that, when completed, will be the second largest PN ever built, … Continued

Superyacht Yas launched by ADM Shipyards

Abu Dhabi’s ADM Shipyards has just launched the 462.5 ft. megayacht Yas, which now ranks as the world’s 6th largest. The yacht, whose design was adapted from a UAE Navy frigate, is rumored to have been commissioned by a member of an Arabic royal family. The vessel features luxurious accommodations for up to 60 guests … Continued

Princess V Class Sport Yacht V85S

Princess Yachts International have released their latest yacht, the V-85S sports yacht (measuring 85ft overall). Ingeniously hidden within the sleek lines of her exterior is a flying bridge with dual helm controls and companion seating. Complete with refrigeration and a sound system, this is also a relaxed space for daytime entertaining as an alternative to … Continued

Simpson Marine in China

Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht brokerage company, has opened a flagship office at the Serenity Coast Marina in Sanya, Hainan. “Simpson Marine is ready to serve the Chinese market, and specifically its southern part, which is transforming itself into the yachting hub of China.” On top of the existing 8 marinas in operation, over 12 … Continued

Quinta Essentia Superyacht

The 55 metre superyacht Quinta Essentia, the largest vessel ever launched by the Netherlands’ Heesen Yachts, has been listed for sale for $100 million. With sleek exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, the yacht’s most striking feature is a grand swimming pool on the aft deck complete with a waterfall. The yacht has … Continued

Kirsty Bertarelli’s new Megayacht

Kirsty Bertarelli, the richest woman in Britain and her husband Ernesto have bought the biggest motor yacht ever built in the UK, the 315-ft. foot Vava II. The $160 million megayacht, which now ranks as the 33rd largest in the world, was built by Devonport Yachts in Plymouth and boasts luxury interiors, a helicopter landing … Continued

Toyota Ponam-35 Luxury Boat

More renowned for its prowess with wheeled vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. is increasing its seaborne fleet with the launch of a new leisure boat, the Ponam-35. But the 11.95-meter cruiser is still related to the car manufacturer’s mainstream products as its two V8-cylinder engines are adapted versions of the 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine that can … Continued

Pearl team up with Kelly Hoppen on new 75ft flagship

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced a special collaboration with British interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE. Kellyis has been brought on board to design the luxury interior of the flagship Pearl 75, which will be launched in early 2012. Kelly creates stunning interior designs for luxury homes, yachts … Continued