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
laser shield and at least one mini-submarine. anti-paparazzi
The Eclipse is also said to have two helipads, two swimming pools â€” the larger of which converts into a dance floor when drained.
Although it is just the beginning of the charter season, the Cannes Film Festival brought together many
and big cruise ship. superyachts
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 new design and fitted the luxury liner with a spa, beauty salon, and even a helipad.
Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a super-yacht, where it can cost up to â‚¬2,900 a night to moor a 24 metre-plus boat.
The Italian resorts of Capri, Porto Cervo and Portofino topped
â€™s annual survey of the most expensive resorts in the world to berth a super-yacht. Wealth Bulletin
Experts say Italy has retained its allure as one of the most-visited
communities in the world â€“ underlining the price paid at luxury marinas like Porto Cervo in Sardinia. superyacht
However, prices can fluctuate wildly during peak times, especially in the famed South of France marinas of Monaco, St Tropez and Cannes.
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The worldâ€™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
Lunaâ€™s exterior styling has been done by Newcruise Design. It features two helipads facing forward and to the rear around the large communications tower.
The sixth edition of the Prestigious
will be hosted this year at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club. Asia Boating Awards
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 Boat Show on May 8, 2010.
and China Boating magazines, the awards recognise the best yachts globally as well as top Asia-based yacht builders, Asia-based regattas, Asian marinas and yacht clubs, best maritime city in Asia and Asiaâ€™s top yachting personality. Asia-Pacific Boating
This is the sixth edition of the Asia Boating Awards, having being staged in Singapore and Bangkok with the last two editions taking place in Shanghai.
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 a majestic superyacht but a piece of artâ€.
The 117 metre sleek and sharp design will have a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure crafted with the finest materials.
It was also stated by a keynote speaker that only the most skilled craftsman will be entitled to build the yacht, most likely why the two designers decided on building with world renowned
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. Mega yacht
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 converts to a circular sunbathing platform, and a wide teak swimming platform.
Described as an â€œultra contemporary designâ€, this 91-metre
concept has just been unveiled by French designer Arnaud Anseeuw. superyacht
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 a fleet of yachts.
The Egyptian design studio Pharos Marine has unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric
, the Orcageno. superyacht
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 health center, sun deck Jacuzzi, and an open-air lounge for the owner’s cabin.
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.
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 as she prefers to title herself, has cleared off.
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 Indian Empress, the personal yacht of Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya, entering the list at number one.
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 than it sounds.
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
(an eco-friendly mode of transportation to and from the islands of The World)? Dubai Sea Limousine
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 the yachtâ€™s electric engine.
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 a boatload of luxury for the interiors.
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, has three carbon-fibre masts carrying 15 sails.
Plans for the worldâ€™s largest
, 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. luxury yacht hotel
According to the original plans, the 170 metre super-yacht would have been permanently moored at Londonâ€™s Docklands, with
158 rooms and suites.