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Octopus Yacht

Superyachts sailing to London Olympics

Octopus Yacht

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.
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Horizon Megayacht Lady Gaga

Horizon launches RP110 superyacht Lady Gaga

Horizon Megayacht Lady Gaga

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.
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Quinta Essentia superyacht

Quinta Essentia Superyacht

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 a very modern interior by Ken Freivokh Design and Michela Reverberi with metallic silver accents.
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yacht Vava II

Kirsty Bertarelli’s new Megayacht

yacht Vava II

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.
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Benetti Latitude

Rihanna Cruises on 172-Ft. Benetti Latitude

Benetti Latitude

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.
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Superyacht Eclipse Antibes

Prince Al Waleed takes Abramovich’s parking spot

Superyacht Eclipse Antibes

A Saudi sheikh left Roman Abramovich stranded at sea this week after taking the last megayacht berth at the so-called “Millionaire’s Quay” in Cap d’Antibes.

The Russian oligarch had wanted to moor his massive $800 million, 533-ft. yacht Eclipse, at the famed dock but arrived to find the only available spot had just been snatched by Saudi Arabian royal Prince Aziz al Saud.

According to Dailymail, the last space in Europe’s biggest yachting harbour simply wasn’t big enough for the two superyachts.
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Tropical Island Paradise

Tropical Island Paradise superyacht

Tropical Island Paradise

This superyacht – dubbed the ‘Tropical island Paradise’ – has been designed by British boat builders Yacht Island Design.

The 90m Tropical Island Paradise design has a theme that is centred around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean.

The main exterior deck is a private beach “cove” with a voluminous ocean view swimming pool located forward that is fed by a stream emanating from a cascading waterfall on the volcano further aft.
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Eclipse world largest private yacht

Abramovich’s Eclipse Available for Charter

Eclipse world largest private yacht

Six months after he finally took delivery of the Eclipse, the world’s largest yacht, Roman Abramovich is offering it up for charter at a rate of $2 million per week.

The 538-ft. Blohm + Voss behemoth is available via ultra-exclusive brokerage SuperYachtsMonaco, and is the world’s most expensive yacht charter by far.

The yacht, which has space for 30 guests and 75 crew, reportedly features a military-grade missile defense system, armor plating, bulletproof windows, three helipads, two swimming pools and a wellness center, among other luxe amenities.
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Fincantieri Project Mars

Harrods is Selling Superyachts

Fincantieri Project Mars

Harrods has teamed up with specialist London brokers Watkins Superyachts to offer their most expensive product ever – a £100-plus million motor yacht.

During the month of May three remarkable window displays will feature models, images and details of a unique and exclusive range of yachts.

There will also be specialist in store representation throughout the month, together with tailored direct marketing to the Harrods customer database.
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Sapphire Superyacht

Sapphire Superyacht for Sale at $110 Million

Sapphire Superyacht

The super-luxe 73.5-metre superyacht Sapphire launched by Germany’s Nobiskrug last year has been listed for sale via Edmiston for $110 million.

The elegant steel displacement yacht with sleek exterior lines courtesy of Newcruise Yacht Projects of Hamburg is a pleasure craft fit for a billionaire with luxurious accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins along with 8 crew, with an emphasis on spaciousness throughout the well-appointed interior.

A hydraulically-retractable touch and go helipad on the aft deck provides the owner and friends a stylish way to arrive on board.
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Yachts Hainan Rendez Vous

Success for Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011

Yachts Hainan Rendez Vous

After four thrilling days of exclusive parties, glamourous entertainment and intense networking, the Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011 ended last Monday leaving no doubt about its status as the region’s leading yacht show.

The superyacht show, which also incorporates a business jet exhibit and displays of luxury properties and high-end brands, once again drew crowds of China’s most affluent individuals to Sanya city in the ‘Chinese Riviera’ of Hainan Island.

This year’s edition had twice as many exhibitors as last year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous, and generated several billion RMB worth of transactions.
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SilverZwei

World’s Fastest Superyacht for Sale

SilverZwei

The 73.5-metre Silver Zwei, the world’s fastest long-range superyacht built by Hanseatic Marine, has been listed for sale via Burgess for €59 million.

Krass actually established Hanseatic in Australia specifically to build the sleek yacht to his exacting specifications.

Silver Zwei claims to be the fastest long distance cruising yacht in the world with trans-Atlantic range at 22 knots.
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Dream Symphony Superyacht

World’s Largest Sailing Superyacht in Production

Dream Symphony Superyacht

Turkey-based Dream Ship Victory (DSV) has signed a contract to begin new 141-meter sailing superyacht, destined to become the world’s largest.

Now a construction schedule is slated to begin this summer with a five-year build plan, making for a launch date of 2016.

Naval architects Dykstra & Partners and Ken Freivokh Design collaborated with DSV’s Valeriy Stepanenko on the Art Deco-inspired all-wood yacht.
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Steven Spielberg Superyacht

Steven Spielberg Buys $200 Million Superyacht

Steven Spielberg Superyacht

Steven Spielberg was recently spotted in St. Barth’s and St. Maarten aboard his new toy, the 86-metre Oceanco superyacht Seven Seas.

Featuring naval architecture by Azure and an interior design scheme by Nuvolari & Lenard, the ship was launched by the Dutch shipbuilder a few months back.

Said to have cost about $200 million, the yacht features an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that doubles as a movie screen.
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Princess Yachts 32M

LVMH Debuts M Class Princess Superyachts

Princess Yachts 32M

LVMH acquired UK-based yacht builder Princess Yachts in 2008 and they are now entering the superyacht sector with the launch of the first of their M class vessels.

The first model in the series, the 32M, was unveiled at the London Boat Show in January 2011. It is also the first craft truly worthy of the world-class LVMH imprimatur.

For the yacht’s debut the company brought in some of its other brands, including Fendi, De Beers and Moet to demonstrate the glamour of the new range.
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teodorin obiang

African dictator’s son orders luxury superyacht

teodorin obiang

Teodorín Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator of 30 years commissioned plans to build a superyacht costing $380 million.

According to Timeslive, it’s nearly three times what the country spends on health and education each year.

German company Kusch Yachts has been asked to build the yacht, housing a cinema, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, though construction has not yet started.
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Luxury Yacht Sirius

Dmitry Medvedev Buys $42 Million Megayacht

Luxury Yacht Sirius

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has purchased a 53m superyacht valued at approximately $42 million as a venue to host world leaders in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Kremlin bought the boat last year, the Guardian reports. The explorer type superyacht, which is presently called Leo Fun, will be renamed as yacht Sirius.

The yacht was built by Proteksan-Turquoise and Turquoise Yacht Construction for an Italian businessman and launched back in 2009.
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Pershing 115

Pershing Launches New 115’ Powered by Rolls-Royce

Pershing 115

Italian superyacht builder Pershing has launched a new hull in its flagship 115’ range with all the bells and whistles plus a gut-busting engine upgrade.

Fitted with twin diesel MTUs delivering a total of 7,400 hp together with the applied thrust of the two Kamewa Rolls-Royce water-jet propellers, the standard model has an impressive maximum velocity of about 38 knots.

The new 115’ features an additional Vericor TF50 gas turbine, typically used in the aeronautical sector, with a central water-jet propeller producing an additional 5,100 hp, for a total top speed of 52 knots.
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Superyacht Reverie

Superyacht Reverie is up for sale

Superyacht Reverie

Michael White of the Ocean Independence has listed the 70 metre Reverie for sale with an asking price of $75,000,000.

Massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas set her apart. The luxury superyacht has been meticulously maintained and sensibly upgraded.

The magnificent Reverie has very versatile accommodation for between 18 and 24 guests in 8 cabins with a further two staff or guest cabins.
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MegaYacht Senses

Larry Page Buys $45 Million Luxury Superyacht

MegaYacht Senses

Google’s billionaire cofounder Larry Page just bought a $45 million superyacht called Senses from a New Zealand business man named Sir Douglas Myers.

The stylish 194-ft. expedition superyacht was designed by Kusch Yachts and built back in 1999 at Germany’s Schweers yard with a refit in 2010.

The superyacht features interiors by design genius Philippe Starck with accommodation for 10 guests and 14 crew over six decks.
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