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Private parking for your yacht

Yacht owners can now buy a penthouse condo, complete with a private indoor boat garage, that allows them to step straight from yacht to luxury playpad.

The penthouse condo is part of Royal Phuket Marina’s 15-unit Aquaminium waterfront complex overlooking Phang Nga Bay in southern Thailand.

The private yacht berth, which is big enough to house a 12-meter boat, is only available in the two penthouses — one of which is currently for sale ($3.1 million).
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Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Back in Iraq, For Sale

The superyacht that once belonged to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is on the market again following a failed attempt to sell it for $30 million in 2008.

The boat is back in Iraqi waters after the country won a legal battle with Jordan over its ownership last year. It has since been to Greece to undergo renovations.

The 82m (270ft) Ocean Breeze is equipped with swimming pools, an operating theatre, a helipad and an escape tunnel leading to a submarine.
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai 2010

The final Louis Vuitton Trophy event is scheduled to start in Dubai on 12 November, featuring six of the top international sailing teams in the world.

The Louis Vuitton Trophy is a two-week sailing event and will take place at the Mina Seyahi, the home of Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC).

The boats used will be identical ACC yachts, the same sort as was used in the Americas Cup between 1992 right up to 2007, with the aim of ensuring that any team advantages fall within the realms of personal skill and sailing expertise.
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The Beluga: Emperor of the Seven Seas

The Aviation and Superyacht division of Pure-Sang, in cooperation with Glass-Deco International, introduced its latest luxury vehicle.

“The Beluga: Emperor of the Seven Seas” earned the title of “Best New Super Yacht Concept” at last month’s Monaco boat show 2010.

The Beluga’s transparancy creates an exeptional loft-feeling, with all the luxury of a hotel. The routing in the boat tooks is inspiration from the fairytales of Moby- Dick & Pinochio.
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Rich Chinese show off their wealth on the water

They already drive flashy cars, wear expensive watches and eat at top-end restaurants. Now rich Chinese businessmen have found a new way to flaunt their wealth – luxury boats.

“They want to go out on the ocean and have fun — and take VIP clients to fish and negotiate deals,” said Zheng Weihang, secretary general of the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association.

With the second-largest number of dollar billionaires in the world after the United States, according to Forbes magazine, China is drawing eager foreign marina developers and boatmakers to its shores to tap the fast-growing market.

China currently has around 1,000 luxury powerboats and yachts moored around the country, and the number is expected to balloon to more than 10,000 over the next five years, Zheng told AFP.
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Claydon Reeves debuts 80m ‘Remora’ superyacht

UK-based design consultancy Claydon Reeves has unveiled an 80m superyacht christened ‘Remora’ at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show.

The sleek craft is characterized by a narrow plumb bow, highly resolved, dynamic, taut surfaces and concave glass angling to its tapering stern.

The elaborate structure of the sundeck is a nod to Spanish Modernisme architect Antonio Gaudi and an indication of Claydon Reeves’ aesthetic ambitions.
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Heesen’s 65m Superyacht

Heesen Yachts announced the sale of a new, revolutionary 65-metre all-aluminium motor yacht based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF).

Developed by Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen & Associates, the Heesen 6500 FDHF is an innovative concept that increases the overall performance of the yacht.

Tank tests have shown that in comparison with traditional hard chine and round bilge hulls, FDHF improves the efficiency of the vessel by around 30%.
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Blohm + Voss retro 111M motor yacht

The team of Blohm + Voss is developing the B+V 111 MY/ Vintage, which at 111 metres (364’) will qualify as one of the 20 largest yachts in the world.

The project is a nod to Blohm + Voss’s 130 year history and draws from their renowned archives.

B+V 111 MY/ Vintage links classical hull lines of yachts of the 1930’s, funnels and all, with state of the art equipment and manufacturing techniques.
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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 green flag as the ever expanding fleet of mega yachts seeks to reduce its carbon footprint.

Paolo Moretti, who heads the yachting division of Italy’s ship certification body RINA, told AFP interest in environmental topics has spiked in the yachting sector over the last five years.

Luxury yachts have big budgets but owners now not only want to excel in terms of comfort and luxury but also in environmental sustainability,” he said.
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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.

Stairs which curve inwards on each side of the hydraulic central bathing platform make for a dramatic “all aboard” to an exciting superyacht.
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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 for outfitting.
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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, the 115 metre boat is the largest expedition yacht in the world.
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MegaYacht Orchid by Luiz de Basto and Lurssen

The newest cruiser that joins the fleet of luxury yachts is the ‘Orchid’. It’s most striking aspect is its intelligent design layout and the accommodation she offers for a yacht of her size.

Designed by famous yacht designer Luiz de Basto and the German shipyard Lurssen Yachts, the 88-meter Orchid motor yacht features a reduced number of cabins for the yacht of her size.

The megayacht accommodates just eight guests, with large windows in the four staterooms to take in the view.

The designer and builder have kept the number down to increase the amount of space devoted to saloons, dining areas, alfresco spaces, and other entertainment and relaxation areas that everyone can use.
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Sauter Carbon Offset’s Zero Carbon Megayacht

British designer Richard Sauter has unveiled plans for the world’s first zero carbon megayacht, a hybrid craft combining solar and electric power with Mercedes-Benz & BlueTec clean diesel engines.

Dubbed Transcendence, the sleek, high-performance 49 metre yacht will be capable of 25 knots under full power using what Sauter claims is the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world.

The yacht’s emissions are not zero at full power obviously, but the point is Transcendence is capable of 100% and operates normally at just 50%.
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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 Exuma is the first model in the Picchiotti Vitruvius series, a collaboration between Perini Navi, Vitruvius Ltd. and architect Philippe Briand.
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Riva, an icon of Italian luxury design

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A crane gingerly lifts a 13-metre Riva into Lake Iseo after the last coat of varnish has dried on its mahogany finish.

The speedboat, an icon of “Made in Italy” luxury design, is going for a final spin before a potential buyer checks it out.

“Tradition and innovation, that’s what drives us,” said Paola Procopio at the shipyard.

Like many symbols of La Dolce Vita, Riva started as a family venture in 1842.
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Ferretti Group unveils Summer Line

The Ferretti Group has unveiled Summer Line, the new telephone service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, established to solve any technical problems Ferretti Group’s clients may have.

The service is provided by Easea Yaching, the Group’s Service Division, developed to bring together the After Sales resources of all Group brands.

The aim is to guarantee owners of all Ferretti Group yachts a better and increased range of services.
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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 bow to stern, is shrouded in elegance and is dedicated to comfort.


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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 Y is all about design, technology, safety at sea, and comfort,” explains Madden.

“Rolls-Royce Marine’s design team in Norway has worked diligently with us to create a yachting platform without equal.”
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