Ikkar Transforming Yacht

French designer Julien Anglade, has come up with a hybrid yacht concept harking back to the golden days of luxury ocean cruises. The 150-metre IKKAR accommodates 50 passengers in ultimate luxury along with a crew of 60 to look after them. the hybrid yacht is capable of changing its shape according to the location as … Continued

The AA Super Yacht by Arnaud Answeeuw

Described as an “ultra contemporary design”, this 91-metre superyacht concept has just been unveiled by French designer Arnaud Anseeuw. Named ‘AA’, 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 … Continued

Pharos Marine unveils superyacht Orcageno

The Egyptian design studio Pharos Marine has unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric superyacht, the Orcageno. 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 … Continued

Tiger Woods Yacht “Privacy”

Enough about Tiger Woods‘ love life… Let see his yacht. Tiger Woods owns a 155 ft. power yacht that goes by the name “Privacy”. The yacht was purchased in 2004 from Christensen Shipyards, and is a 155 Trideck Motor Yacht with a reported cost to build of $20 million. On deck is a large bar, … Continued

Hublot Big Bang Wally for the Yacht Enthusiasts

Hublot and Wally Yachts have already been partners for several years: Hublot is the official timekeeper of the Wally Class during their regattas. To commemorate this long time collaboration with Monaco-based Wally Yachts, the Swiss watchmaker has unveiled the special Big Bang Wally timepiece. The watch made from an ultra-light alloy of aluminium and magnesium, … 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

Hermes & Wally eco-friendly luxury yacht

French luxury clothing designer Hermes and Monaco based yacht maker Wally have collaborated to create the ultimate luxury yacht. The watercraft by Wally-Hermes Yachts, dubbed WHY for short, are the perfect mix of luxury and ‘green’ living. This revolutionary yacht is developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermal energy, as well … Continued

Alfa Nero Superyacht for Sale at $190 Million

Alfa Nero, the 269-ft. Oceanco superyacht has been listed for sale via brokerage firm Edmiston & Co. for €129,750,000 (about $190 million). Named after Roman emperor Nero, this superyacht was designed for the stylish and powerful Lords of the seas. She was ranked #43 in Boat International’s list of the world’s 100 largest yachts in … Continued

Billionaire dad criticised for super-yacht gift

One of Australia’s richest men, Clive Palmer, has drawn criticism for buying his teenage daughter a yacht worth AU$5.3m. Child experts say that giving multi-million dollar gifts to teenagers is dangerous because it gives them unrealistic expectations about money. Psychologist Renee Mill says that whilst it is commonplace for many wealthy parents to give expensive … 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.

The new 86′ Domino by RIVA

Riva has just unveiled their newest yacht for the 2010/2011 season newest yacht, the 86’ domino, at the Cannes Boat Show last week. This latest 26 meter yacht is considered to be an evolution of the renowned 63’ Vertigo and 68’ Ego Super models. The boat can sleep eight guests in four cabins with four … Continued

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

Everest – 200 metre GigaYacht for sale

Roman Abramovich recently launched the 557-ft. Eclipse, the world’s largest and most expensive privately owned yacht at a cost of about $450 million. Now renowned naval architect Donald Starkey is offering to top that feat with a 656-ft. behemoth called Everest (named after the world’s tallest peak). Currently under construction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the … Continued

Free Bentley with every Pearl 60

As if the Pearl 60 yacht wasn’t luxurious and desirable enough, Pearl Motor Yachts has teamed with Bentley and is offering a free Bentley GT Continental Coupe with purchase of the Pearl 60. “Bentley and Pearl have been working together for a while now, as the brands complement each other so well,” Pearl’s managing director … Continued

No yacht for Kim Jong-Il

Two luxury yachts, which were about to be shipped to China for the eventual use of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, have been impounded by Italian police in Viareggio. The yachts are valued at €13m, Ibinews (International Boat Industry) reports. Italy’s financial police, along with help from Austrian authorities, traced the yachts under a sting … Continued

Asia-Pacific Boating celebrates its 33rd anniversary

Asia-Pacific Boating celebrates 33 years of being on the water in Asia with a special edition for September-October. In the coming issue, the editors and staff will offer a retrospective of some of their favourite destination photos in Asia. Regular columnists will also be writing in with their views on how luxury yachting and yacht … Continued

Ferretti 560 – The “yachts (r)evolution

Ferretti Yachts will introduce at the Festival de la Plaisance of Cannes 2009 the new Ferretti 560, which represents the “yachts (r)evolution” conceived to experience a new feeling of life on board. Through this new model the shipyard aims to consolidate and continue the evolution process of flying bridge range under 63 feet. This renewal … 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