Luxury yachts fly the green flag

Luxury yachts that whisk their millionaire owners or charter guests to the world’s top beauty spots, guzzling gallons of fuel on the way, have long scraped the bottom of the green league tables. But as superyachts converged on the Riviera for this year’s 20th Monaco Yacht Show, a small but determined minority were flying the … Continued

Sunseeker to unveil its 40-meter flagship Superyacht

UK-based Sunseeker has unveiled the stunning new 40-metre (131-ft.) superyacht it plans to debut at the upcoming PSP Southampton Boat Show. The 40M builds on the success of Sunseeker’s 37-metre model, employing the extra length for balconies and more expansive teak decks. An increased rake makes for an impressive streamlined profile a sharp, ocean-going bow. … Continued

Musashi Yacht Feadship XL 88 is Launched

Famed Dutch shipyard Feadship, has just launched its largest yacht ever, the 88-metre megayacht Musashi. The second yacht to be launched in Feadship’s XL custom yacht series, it’s the largest and most expensive Feadhsip ever built. The Musashi’s massive steel hull was constructed by Feadship’s dedicated hull-building facility in Netherlands, and was delivered to Makkum … Continued

Madonna on Roman Abramovich’s yacht

Madonna has borrowed Roman Abramovich’s brand new yacht “Luna” while filming W.E., the new Duke of WIndsor movie she’s directing in the South of France. The luxurious yacht provides convenient accommodation for Madonna as she films the movie’s beach scenes, London’s Daily Mail reports. With a swimming pool, sunbathing deck, gaming area and two helipads, … Continued

Perini Navi Launches Exuma Superyacht

The name Perini Navi conjures up the world’s most elegant sailing yachts, headed by the incomparable Maltese Falcon. However the company is now getting into the the motor yacht business in a big way, starting with the brand new 50-metre Exuma launched under the Picchiotti marque newly formed by the Perini Navi Group. The aluminum-hulled … Continued

Leopard Yachts unveil the Leopard 43

Leopard Yachts have recently launched their latest superyacht model, the Leopard 43. Powered by three MTU engines, the motor yacht has a displacement of 190 tonnes and with a booster can reach a maximum speed of 38 knots. This latest innovation unveiled by Leopard Yachts offers comfortable accommodation for nine guests and seven crew members.

Azimut Leonardo 100

Azimut’s latest yacht is the Leonardo 100 which has been specified to be much larger and wider than its previous designs. Like a Leonardo da Vinci painting, Azimut achieved the right balance of proportion, color, and design to make this a masterpiece. The main deck of the new Leonardo 100, which measures 30 metres from … Continued

Nobiskrug to build line of 85m Rolls-Royce yachts

U.S.-based Atlantic Yachts has contracted with Rolls-Royce’s Marine division to design and engineer a new line of superyachts dubbed the NVC 85 Y. The 85-metre craft will be built by Germany’s Nobiskrug GmbH while Atlantic’s founder Paul Madden, formerly of Blohm + Voss will oversee the project. “The German built version of the NVC 85 … Continued

New photos of superyacht Eclipse

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s new yacht, measuring nearly 560 feet long, is the biggest private yacht in the world. The yacht, named Eclipse, reportedly features a missile defense system, an anti-paparazzi laser shield and at least one mini-submarine. The Eclipse is also said to have two helipads, two swimming pools — the larger of which … Continued

Cannes Film Festival luxury yacht charter

Although it is just the beginning of the charter season, the Cannes Film Festival brought together many superyachts and big cruise ship. Formerly named Constellation, this yacht was renovated in 2008; Lauren L is 90 metres (296ft) amd was originally built in Germany by Cassens Werft in 2004. Owner Andreas Liveras invested millions into the … Continued

World’s top 10 most expensive marinas

Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a super-yacht, where it can cost up to €2,900 a night to moor a 24 metre-plus boat. The Italian resorts of Capri, Porto Cervo and Portofino topped Wealth Bulletin’s annual survey of the most expensive resorts in the world to berth a super-yacht. Experts … Continued

Motor yacht Luna 115m delivered to Abramovich

The world’s largest expedition yacht 115m Luna has been delivered to its new owner Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The Luxury expedition superyacht Luna was built in Germany by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Nord Shipyards and launched in late 2009, becoming the second largest yacht to be launched in 2009, after Eclipse. Luna’s exterior styling has … Continued

Asia Boating Awards 2010

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

Elie Saab ES117 mega yacht concept unveiled by Oceanco and Weyves

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 “the future owner of ES117 will not acquire … Continued

€85 Million Alysia Super-Yacht For Sale

Mega yacht Alysia is for sale with Peter Insull’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. Alysia’s five spectacular decks feature a helipad, which … Continued

The AA Super Yacht by Arnaud Answeeuw

Described as an “ultra contemporary design”, this 91-metre superyacht concept has just been unveiled by French designer Arnaud Anseeuw. Named ‘AA’, 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

Pharos Marine unveils superyacht Orcageno

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

Superyacht Soraya 46

Currently under construction at Gentech Yachts’ 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.

Oceanco Superyacht Y708

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.