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.

Sapphire Superyacht for Sale at $110 Million

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 … Continued

World’s Fastest Superyacht for Sale

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 … Continued

World’s Largest Sailing Superyacht in Production

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 … Continued

Steven Spielberg’s Megayacht Available for Charter

Steven Spielberg is offering his new $200 million megayacht as the world’s most expensive yacht charter at an eye-popping rate of $1.3 million per week. Built by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the ultra-luxe craft features an elegant and tasteful interior design scheme by Nuvolari & Lenard. Its most striking feature is an infinity pool with a … Continued

Steven Spielberg Buys $200 Million 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 … Continued