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

Hermes to exit luxury yacht joint venture

Hermes is exiting a luxury yacht joint venture with shipbuilder Wally, saying it is not experienced enough to complete the project according to Reuters. The two partners had unveiled a full-sized model of their mega yacht, “WHY”, in Monte Carlo in September. “We are currently in the phase of carrying out the project, which is … Continued

Hermes & Wally eco-friendly luxury yacht

French luxury clothing designer Hermes and Monaco based yacht maker Wally have collaborated to create the ultimate luxury yacht. The watercraft by Wally-Hermes Yachts, dubbed WHY for short, are the perfect mix of luxury and ‘green’ living. This revolutionary yacht is developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermal energy, as well … Continued

Israel’s Richest Woman Puts Her Yacht Up For Sale

Israel’s richest woman, billionaire Shari Arison, has put up her yacht, “My Shanti” up for sale. She is asking $100 million. Merle Wood’s listing states that the My Shanti is 212 feet/64 meters long, and built by the Dutch shipyard Amels in 2007. The My Shanti was assessed at $70-80 million a year ago, the … Continued

Lady Ann Magee Yacht For Sale

The Herald reports that packing magnate Michael Smurfit is selling his luxury yacht for €16.5m after buying it eight years ago for more than €40m. Fifty metres in length and containing six luxury cabins, the Lady Ann Magee is capable of accommodating 12 guests. A jacuzzi, a swimming pool and an en-suite sauna are among … Continued

Cakewalk is the biggest yacht built in the USA since the 1930s

Derecktor shipyards is nearing completion on the Cakewalk superyacht for a private client, which at 281 ft. will be the largest luxury yacht built in the U.S. since the 1930s, and at 2,950 tons possibly the biggest ever built in the States when measured by volume. The result of a collaboration between Derecktor, Azure Naval … Continued

Marquis Yachts enters Hong Kong

One of the world’s rising stars of mid-sized luxury yachts made a glamorous entry to Hong Kong with a lavish launch party ! Marquis Yachts, a US-based luxury yacht builder that sports the latest in Italian design, made a dazzling debut to Hong Kong with a sizzling launch party last month, on 3 September at … Continued

Superyacht – Project Ikko

The London-based Stephane Schwarz Studio has revealed the 125-metre superyacht Project IKKO that showcases a counter-proposal to the current market trend by defining a new approach to exclusive yachting. Her innovative architecture offers a new level of harmony with the landscape: 360° breath-taking sight lines of her upper deck lounge including side transparent floorings, topped … Continued

The Luxury Eden MotorYacht

The Eden is a luxury motoryacht concept by Daniel Hahn, a German design professional who studied product design. It is drool-worthy owing to its sleek lines and luxurious silhouette. The design of the Eden is an interpretation of classic motoryachts. The aim of the project was to create a luxurious, desirable design which relied on … Continued

Sunseeker Yachts in Quantum of Solace

James Bond films are never complete without the high speed chases. James Bond: Quantum of Solace will have one of the one of the biggest ever boat chases in a Bond film. Three high performance yachts from UK company Sunseeker are featured in the film, including the Superhawk 43 and the 121-ft (37 m) M4 … Continued

A Luxury Yacht with submarine and missile defences

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s new $400 million, 555-ft. Eclipse, designed to be the world’s biggest (and so named because Abramovich desires that it overshadow all other boats at sea) will have a military-grade missile defense system to keep the oligarch safe. Abramovich owns three other megayachts already: the 377 ft. Pelorus, the 282 ft. Ecstasea … Continued

A first look at the new Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice is a cruise ship for Celebrity Cruises. She is the largest cruise ship built in Germany and she left the Meyer Werft on September 28, 2008. This colossal ship can house as many as nearly 3,000 passengers ! The 315m-long ship is so wide it barely squeezed out of the Papenberg watergates, but … Continued

$1,000,000 /m2 diamond floor, wall or ceiling tile

For the world’s wealthiest individuals, who are looking to create a magnificent incomparable interior of the finest luxury materials, Pietra Firma launched the exclusive limited edition LuxTouch range at the Monaco Yacht Show. The LuxTouch floor, wall and ceiling tiles are hand crafted by master craftsmen utilising traditional skills using rare and precious materials. 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

Most expensive yacht at the Monaco Boat Show

By international convention, a superyacht is any private vessel more than 30 metres (98ft) in length. A few years ago, there were only a handful but today, there are thousands of them and, amazingly, demand is on the up. After a few years, the owner of a 30-metre yacht wants 40 or 50 metres of … Continued

CrossCurrent Marine unveils carbon ultra light rigid inflatable boat

Made by CrossCurrent Marine, the U.23 Carbon is the market’s first rigid inflatable boat constructed of proprietary carbon and Kevlar epoxy composite. Lightweight and ultra-durable, the U.23 Carbon is well equipped for coastal cruising or excursions in open water. Designed for the elite individuals seeking acquisitions of the highest caliber, the U.23 Carbon is the … 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

Designer Yacht

Pictured above: Guilty, a 115-foot yacht designed by Jeff Koons and commissioned by Greek billionaire Dakis Joannou, who owns one of the world’s finest collections of contemporary art. The exterior design was created by international art star Jeff Koons, famous for his basketball in perspex case, three-storey high “Puppy” made of flowers, and the “Made … Continued

LVMH to Acquire Royal van Lent, Builder of Luxury Mega-Yachts

French luxury products group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Monday it has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch investment company Egeria to acquire Royal van Lent, the Dutch designer and builder of luxury custom mega-yachts sold under the Feadship brand. The talks with owner Egeria, a Dutch investment firm, are based on an acquisition … Continued