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Elena Ambrosiadou buys superyacht Maltese Falcon‎

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’s Top 50 SuperYachts

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 launch 72m Clarena 2

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).

Roman Abramovich’s super-yacht is Paparazzi-proof

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 RFF135 Catamaran Superyacht

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.

Esthec solar-powered superyacht

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

Automotive design comes to superyachts

The 125m 7Cs superyacht was created in-house by Drive, a leading company in Marine and Automotive design. Drive’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

Has Maltese Falcon been sold?

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 £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

Super-yacht hotel put on hold

Plans for the world’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 London’s Docklands, with 158 rooms and … Continued

Luxurious and Eco-friendly Superyacht

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

Schopfer Yachts Announces Infinitas

The Infintas yacht is the second design launch of Schöpfer 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 Ferretti Custom Line 124′

The latest offering from the house of Ferretti Custom Line is the luxurious 124’ superyacht, which marks the launch of a wave of renewal in the yard’s history. The Custom Line 124′ 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

Singapore becomes a superyacht hub

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

Norman Foster launches Super Yacht Ocean Emerald

The Lord Foster designed 41m Ocean Emerald has been launched at Porto Lotti Marina near La Spezia in Italy on 25th April. The $24 million yacht is the first in a series of four identical super yachts being built for the YachtPlus fractional ownership programme. Ocean Emerald is a startling departure in design from the … Continued

Palmer Johnson’s eco-friendly superyacht concept

Palmer Johnson is preparing to take on the world with a 82-meter (267-foot) Ice Class expedition yacht designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, aptly named the “World”. Having acquired the Norwegian shipyard Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk’s, PJ has now positioned themselves to build “world” class expedition yachts. True to the Palmer Johnson identity, Italian designers Nuvolari-Lenard … Continued

Platinum Yachts unveils the world’s largest superyacht

With her length of 162 metres, Dubai is the largest yacht in the world. She was originally commissioned by a Prince from Brunei and she was to be built at Blohm & Voss in co-operation with Lürssen. When a large part of the hull and superstructure of Project Panhandle/Golden Star was completed, the construction stopped … Continued

Lewis Hamilton Denies Superyacht Reports

F1 racer Lewis Hamilton has been stirring rumors of buying a Sunseeker 90 Yacht which is being finished in Portland, Dorset. They said he was painting the 90-foot yacht black and silver silver to match his McLaren racer. The Sun even has a picture of the sleek black ship. But Hamilton, on the contrary, seems … Continued

Harrods Will Fly You to Your Superyacht in Style

Air Harrods, the high-end private aviation program run by the world famous London luxury depot, is partnering with Watkins Yacht Management to provide air and concierge support via helicopter and corporate jet to the superyacht set. The two firms will provide a streamlined and ultra-stylish luxury travel experience for those embarking on a luxurious private … Continued

Top Dubai International Boat Show takes a “Dive”

The 17th edition of the biggest and most recognized international boat show in the Middle East, DIBS, will open its doors in Dubai from March 3 to March 7, 2009. There will be 721 companies representing 50 countries and a special section focusing on the world of diving. Gone are the days when the people … Continued

Superyacht: 85m concept from Van Geest Design

Van Geest Design has released details and images of their latest superyacht design concept, a 85m vessel that contains two principal aspects; crisp contemporary lines and an open air lifestyle. The yacht will have four decks, with a plumb bow and a low superstructure used to give the yacht a balanced look. To deliver the … Continued