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
The Weyves Couture yacht is the first of three designs to come from Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab and Weyves International Ltd. The high profile fashion designer released his collaboration design yesterday, which is the first of three concepts. It was stated at the unveiling conference that â€œthe future owner of ES117 will not acquire … Continued
Mega yacht Alysia is for sale with Peter Insullâ€™s, Edmiston and Burgess, making her one of the most impressive yachts available for sale in the world. Built by Neorion Shipyard in 2005, 85.3m Alysia currently stands at number 41 in the Superyachts.com Top 100 largest yachts listing. Alysiaâ€™s five spectacular decks feature a helipad, which … Continued
Described as an â€œultra contemporary designâ€, this 91-metre superyacht concept has just been unveiled by French designer Arnaud Anseeuw. Named â€˜AAâ€™, the futuristic project has been inspired by advanced technologies and aerospace developments. It is equipped with fuel cell propulsion and has the option to have its own satellite to create a personal network between … Continued
The Egyptian design studio Pharos Marine has unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric superyacht, the Orcageno. Dual-fuel engines can run on either diesel or liquid hydrogen, that latter fluid being stored in specially designed tanks in the bow. The Orcageno has room for 12 guests and 14 crew. It contains a spa and … Continued
Currently under construction at Gentech Yachtsâ€™ Antalya, Turkey shipyard is the 46-metre Soroya, due to be completed in time for the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show. Hydraulics are a key component of the luxury craft, which features both a pop-up helipad and a swimming pad that unfolds to double in size.
Dutch yachtbuilder Oceanco recently unveiled its largest model to date, the 85.6-metre Y708, dubbed the most advanced superyacht the company has ever put into production. The Igor Lobanov-designed Y708 Based on three guiding principles: motion, elegance, and privacy. Dramatically sculpted surfaces convey motion, while the dynamic silhouette imparts elegance.
News is out on who the mysterious buyer of the Maltese Falcon is. The sale of the 289ft hybrid beast of a superyacht has been quite a serial in the luxury world, being closely followed by blogs and newspapers alike. The WSJ reports that mist of secrecy surrounding the identity of the buyer, or caretaker … Continued
Asia-Pacific Boating magazine is releasing its highly anticipated and sought-after Top 50 Superyachts of Asia listing in the coming November-December issue. This one-of-a-kind listing draws together the biggest and most luxurious yachts of the region, from India to the South Pacific, and from Indonesia to Japan. The 2008 edition saw the entry of the 95-metre … Continued
CRN report the successful launch of the new 72m superyacht, at an open ceremony at the CRN shipyard in Ancona, Italy. With a distinctive grey displacement hull she is the largest leisure yacht built by CRN to date (CRN is a brand of the Ferretti Group).
Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich has installed a laser based anti-paparazzi shield on his new record breaking mega yacht – the Eclipse. Measuring 557ft long, it boasts two swimming pools, two helipads and an onboard missile defence system. The boat’s anti-paparazzi system, described in several reports as a “laser shield”, is a little less science fiction … Continued
Porsche Design has unveiled its latest collaboration with yacht builder Royal Falcon Fleet, a 135 ft. catamaran. The RFF135 is their first joint venture which has reached the first milestone of the construction. The $58million craft features 472 square metres of interior space, accommodating 10 passengers and 10 crew members.
Remember the solar powered Dubai Sea Limousine (an eco-friendly mode of transportation to and from the islands of The World)? Raising the bar further, Dennis Ingemansson has designed this 45m superyacht that shows the trend toward the eco-friendly yachts of the future. Designed for the Dutch company Esthec, the superyacht generates solar energy to propel … Continued
The 125m 7Cs superyacht was created in-house by Drive, a leading company in Marine and Automotive design. Driveâ€™s designers were keen to challenge the traditional proportions of a superyacht and create a vessel that borrowed tried and tested ideas from the automotive industry. This concept yacht has a sunken pool, helipad, retractable cover, Jacuzzi and … Continued
Tom Perkins, the American venture capitalist, is close to completing the sale of his clipper-style superyacht the Maltese Falcon. The 289ft boat is believed to have fetched about Â£60m ($100m) after being on the market for more than a year. The yacht, named after the Dashiell Hammett crime novel and its Humphrey Bogart film version, … Continued
Plans for the worldâ€™s largest luxury yacht hotel, which was due to open in London in time for the 2012 Olympics, have been put on hold as a result of the global economic crisis. According to the original plans, the 170 metre super-yacht would have been permanently moored at Londonâ€™s Docklands, with 158 rooms and … Continued
Remember the solar powered Dubai Sea Limousine (an eco-friendly mode of transportation to and from the islands of The World)? Raising the bar further, Dennis Ingemansson has designed the Solar Gem superyacht that shows the trend toward the eco-friendly yachts of the future. Not only is it made of recyclable material, but it also has … Continued
The Infintas yacht is the second design launch of SchÃ¶pfer Yachts and is just as impressive as its first one, the Oculus Superyacht. The new 300-foot (91.5 meter) Infintas superyacht has been designed by E. Kevin Schopfer with Sparkman Stephens, Naval Architects. While the Oculus was inspired by an oceanic fish, the Infintas draws inspiration … Continued
The latest offering from the house of Ferretti Custom Line is the luxurious 124â€™ superyacht, which marks the launch of a wave of renewal in the yardâ€™s history. The Custom Line 124â€² is a tri-deck yacht which can sleep ten guests in four spacious cabins plus a large owners suite as well as space for … Continued
In a report published in November 2008, the World Bank picked Singapore as the example of successful urban development. The bank highlighted some of the key factors that enabled this tiny island-country to move from its industrial beginnings to a modern, livable city. Two of these factors were: master-planning with the right dose of flexibility, … Continued