One of the most important events in the super yacht calendar, The Monaco Yacht Show kicks off on September 19 and runs until September 22.
The 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show is showcasing a fleet of 103 superyachts for four days, turning the Port Hercules marina into the host for some of the world’s biggest and most luxurious vessels. The latest designs and constructions will be seen by more than 28,000 visitors including industry experts.
Benetti will bring the recently delivered 61 metre Diamonds Are Forever to this year’s Cannes Boat Show, making it the largest yacht ever to be on display at the show.
Built in 2011 and with a guest allowance of 12, Diamonds has four decks (complete with an elevator) and plenty of room for relaxing and entertainment.
Launched by Monaco-based builder Wally Yachts last month, the 26m motor yacht Kanga is the first luxury vessel from the successful displacement line WallyAce.
Situated in the municipality of Calvià, Port Adriano is located on the south-west of the bay of Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands.
The 47m Heesen superyacht Lady Petra, boasting sophisticated exterior by Omega Architects and beautiful interior by Bannenberg & Rowell, was launched on Saturday, April 28.
This wonderful vessel offers luxurious Owner´s suite situated on the upper deck, with the guest cabins located on the lower deck, providing the Owners with full privacy while aboard.
The Adastra, unveiled last week in China, is the new floating pleasure palace of billionaire Anto Marden who commissioned its construction five years ago.
Designed by Sussex-based yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the Adastra was built in Zhuhai, China at the cost of a cool $15 million.
The striking trimaran has an integrated ship monitoring system, and can even be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50-metre range.
The Azimut Grande 120 SL is the first megayacht with a “sport luxury” vocation, capable of combining a sporty version with elegance and comfort.
The 120SL offers speeds up to 40 knots depending on the interior selected by the owner. Power comes from two Rolls-Royce water jets and a central booster.
At the 2012 Dubai show, Feadship will showcase the latest Feadship Future Concept called Qi (scale model only) which was unveiled at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show.
The 56 meter (183.75 ft) concept yacht is named after the Asian concept for the life force that’s presumed to surround and flow through all creation.
Feadship luxury motor yacht Qi has four guest suites on the lower deck, each with a private terrace. The main deck lounge can be converted into a cinema with a 180-degree screen, an entertainment/party space or a seating area for relaxation.
UK yacht builder Sunseeker presents the new flagship tri-deck motor yacht Sunseeker 155, which is currently in build and is due to be launched in 2014.
With a 4500 nautical mile range, this is the first ever semi-displacement, round bilge and long keel hull from Sunseeker.
This yacht will reportedly have 40 percent more interior space than the company’s current flagship, the Sunseeker 40M.
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 along with 56 crew and is capable of an impressive 26 knots maximum speed thanks to her military pedigree. Yas’ cruising speed is 20 knots with a transoceanic range.
A campaign, in the London Daily Mail, is afoot to build a new megayacht for the Queen of England and the British Royal Family .
Their previous vessel, the 412 ft. Royal Brittania built in 1953, was retired in 1997.
Codenamed FSP21 (Future Ship Project 21st Century), the 515-ft. vessel would be the third largest in the world, after those of Roman Abramovich and the ruler of Dubai.
Montigne was built in 2009 by Turkish yard Aegean Yachts, for an experienced yacht owner who hails from Southeast Asia and is available for sale via Simpson Marine.
She is the well-executed culmination of the many thoughts and experiences the owner has had when sailing in his other yachts.
The sailboat offers charter guests ample opportunity to enjoy the outside world is extremely generous when it comes to guest accommodations.
An unnamed billionaire has just acquired the 146-metre fast ferry Capricorn, built by Fincantieri in 1999, with plans to convert it to the world’s 4th largest private yacht.
The recent sale shall see a complete refurbishment and extension to 152 metre powered by four diesel engines and two gas turbines producing 95,000hp in power.
It will then be considerably larger than the yachts currently owned by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the Emir of Qatar, David Geffen and Paul Allen.
Bang & Olufsen, world leader in high end audiovisual components, has teamed with another world class Danish brand on a new superyacht.
B&O has outfitted Skagen’s Danish Yachts’ new 121-ft. AeroCruiser 38 II, dubbed Shooting Star, with a range of custom-made audio and video products.
The yacht features a luxurious and typically Scandinavian influenced interior to complement her amazing entertainment systems, including a private cinema.
Steve Jobs was designing his own Feadship superyacht at the time of his death. The vessel had been in development since 2009.
The design is said to be sleek and minimalist, naturally, with 40-foot-long glass walls and was to be built at Feadship’s facility in the Netherlands.
“Sometimes, word gets out about one of our yachts,” Feadship tells Super Yacht News regarding the report.
With only nine months to go until the 2012 Olympics in London, the jockeying for position among megayacht owners is well underway.
Berths for about 30 yachts are being prepared around London’s waterways for the big event, but most of them will only accommodate smaller vessels.
Several more are expected to visit though they won’t all be in town at the same time.
The new Horizon RP110 superyacht Lady Gaga, which is the first motor yacht above 100 feet built for the Chinese market, was launched by Horizon Yachts.
The Lady Gaga motor yacht by Horizon has just successfully completed her sea trial, with delivery to her owner in China set for later this month.
Horizon created a unique exterior design for yacht Lady Gaga, one that is a radical departure from previous launches of RP series and includes both a vertical window line and wide body to allow for increased interior space.
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 a very modern interior by Ken Freivokh Design and Michela Reverberi with metallic silver accents.
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 pad, lavish guest cabins and four tenders.
Kirsty is a former Miss UK, while her husband is a Swiss pharmaceuticals magnate who has won the America’s Cup twice with his yacht Alinghi and is worth a reputed $10 billion, making him the 81st richest man in the world and the fifth richest in the UK.
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 toned bikini bod as she paraded around the yacht’s five decks.