The winners of the European Yacht of the Year Award have been unveiled at the boot DÃ¼sseldorf show.
The Luxury Cruiser award went to Halberg Rassy’s 372, an 11.35-meter performance yacht that was praised for being “surprisingly fast” and having “fantastic performance in rough seas.”
Boasting five deck hatches for access to the luxurious interior, the craft marries “quality in materials with modern taste for light interiors” according to the judges.
Caterham Cars and Sunseeker International have formed a collaboration that will last only for about a week.
At the London International Boat Show they are showing a Predator 108 Special Edition, which is is created together with sportscar maker Caterham Cars.
Predator 108 Special Edition underwent some important changes in comparison with previous Predator 108, launched in January 2006.
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 well as comfort of the passengers.
Described as an â€œultra contemporary designâ€, this 91-metre superyacht concept has just been unveiled by French designer Arnaud Anseeuw.
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 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 health center, sun deck Jacuzzi, and an open-air lounge for the owner’s cabin.
Enough about Tiger Woods‘ love life… Let see his yacht. Tiger Woods owns a 155 ft. power yacht that goes by the name â€œPrivacyâ€.
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, stainless steel BBQ and an 8 person jacuzzi. A $150,000 station was added to fill scuba tanks with a blend of helium, nitrogen and oxygen.
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, amongst others, with a titanium movement and a rubber strap.
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.
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 as any organic and inorganic waste without compromising on its luxury aspects.
Alfa Nero, the 269-ft. Oceanco superyacht has been listed for sale via brokerage firm Edmiston & Co. for â‚¬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 Internationalâ€™s list of the worldâ€™s 100 largest yachts in February 2009 and is Lloyds classed and MCA compliant.
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 gifts like this, it amounts to irresponsible parenting.
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.
Riva has just unveiled their newest yacht for the 2010/2011 season newest yacht, the 86â€™ domino, at the Cannes Boat Show last week.
This latest 26 meter yacht is considered to be an evolution of the renowned 63â€™ Vertigo and 68â€™ Ego Super models.
The boat can sleep eight guests in four cabins with four crew members whilst there is space on the boat to entertain up to twenty people on board.
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 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.
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 Everest will be longer than two football fields
As if the Pearl 60 yacht wasnâ€™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 Iain Smallridge said.
“Both offer exceptional British craftsmanship and bespoke finishes, so no two models are the same.”
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 â‚¬13m, Ibinews (International Boat Industry) reports.
Italy’s financial police, along with help from Austrian authorities, traced the yachts under a sting called Operation Flybridge.
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 racing have evolved over the last three-and-a-third decades.