Simpson Marine shining in Thailand

Simpson Marine celebrate the end of 2011 with the delivery of 5 Lagoon catamarans and launch parties for their new owners at the Royal Phuket Marina. A Swan 42 will also be bearing the Simpson Marine colours during the King’s Cup Regatta, the country’s most prominent sailing event to be held in December. A yacht … Continued

LVMH launches yacht business in India

LVMH Group’s yacht-building firm Princess has announced formal entry into India and is aiming to sell up to five luxury boats in the next year. Smallest of these yachts cost INR40million ($790,000) while at the higher end, the price can go up to INR300million ($6,000,000). “We will sell four to five yachts in the next … Continued

Superyacht Montigne from Aegean Yacht for sale

Montigne was built in 2009 by Turkish yard Aegean Yachts, for an experienced yacht owner who hails from Southeast Asia and is available for sale via Simpson Marine. She is the well-executed culmination of the many thoughts and experiences the owner has had when sailing in his other yachts. The sailboat offers charter guests ample … Continued

A fast ferry to be converted into a luxury superyacht

An unnamed billionaire has just acquired the 146-metre fast ferry Capricorn, built by Fincantieri in 1999, with plans to convert it to the world’s 4th largest private yacht. The recent sale shall see a complete refurbishment and extension to 152 metre powered by four diesel engines and two gas turbines producing 95,000hp in power. It will … Continued

Bang & Olufsen equipped high speed superyacht

Bang & Olufsen, world leader in high end audiovisual components, has teamed with another world class Danish brand on a new superyacht. B&O has outfitted Skagen’s Danish Yachts’ new 121-ft. AeroCruiser 38 II, dubbed Shooting Star, with a range of custom-made audio and video products. The yacht features a luxurious and typically Scandinavian influenced interior … Continued

Steve Jobs’ Unfinished Feadship Superyacht

Steve Jobs was designing his own Feadship superyacht at the time of his death. The vessel had been in development since 2009. The design is said to be sleek and minimalist, naturally, with 40-foot-long glass walls and was to be built at Feadship’s facility in the Netherlands. “Sometimes, word gets out about one of our … Continued

Simpson Marine in China

Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht brokerage company, has opened a flagship office at the Serenity Coast Marina in Sanya, Hainan. “Simpson Marine is ready to serve the Chinese market, and specifically its southern part, which is transforming itself into the yachting hub of China.” On top of the existing 8 marinas in operation, over 12 … Continued

Wally launched Maxi racing yacht Wally//Otto

Wally has created a breakthrough yachting concept with the launch of a completely new idea. The Wally//Otto is the only One Design Maxi racing fleet. Otto has been designed to sail with a limited crew and limited sail inventory to minimize campaign costs and maximize enjoyment. The Otto also features a unique aft ’guest experience’ … Continued

Horizon launches RP110 superyacht 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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Genoa International Boat Show 2011

Genoa is one of the largest boat shows of the year, with thousands of boats and a full program of ‘fringe’ events to ensure it caters for every nautical fan in town. Some 450 debuts from the world’s biggest shipyards are expected for this 51st edition, spread over three pavilions and two marinas. The largest … Continued

Kirsty Bertarelli’s new Megayacht

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 … Continued

Pearl team up with Kelly Hoppen on new 75ft flagship

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced a special collaboration with British interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE. Kellyis has been brought on board to design the luxury interior of the flagship Pearl 75, which will be launched in early 2012. Kelly creates stunning interior designs for luxury homes, yachts … Continued

Rihanna Cruises on 172-Ft. 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 … Continued

Tropical Island Paradise superyacht

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 … Continued

Abramovich’s Eclipse Available for Charter

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 … Continued

Abu Dhabi’s new sailing village

Abu Dhabi is to construct a new sailing village to boost the Emirate’s appeal to watersports fans, the country’s tourism authorities announced June 13. The new “Destination Village” will be completed in time for the abu dhabi Volvo Ocean Race’s stop in the Emirate, which is currently scheduled for January 1, 2012. While the Volvo … Continued

Harrods is Selling Superyachts

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 … Continued

Luxtofair 2011 in Kuala Lumpur

Targeted at a luxury travel market, the Lifestyle & Luxury Tourism Fair 2011 styles itself the first high-end event in its part of the world. Everything from luxury golf vacations to yachts will be on offer at the event, which also includes workshops and stage performances.