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

World’s largest floating hotel due to open in 2012

Britain sent the decommissioned QE2 (Queen Elizabeth 2) to the Gulf as a floating hotel. Now Dubai is to return the favour, building the world’s biggest yacht to be anchored beside the Thames as a floating hotel. The Aquiva is expected to be the world’s largest pleasure boat. It will enable hotel guests to obtain … Continued

Schopfer Yachts Announces Infinitas

The Infintas yacht is the second design launch of Schöpfer Yachts and is just as impressive as its first one, the Oculus Superyacht. The new 300-foot (91.5 meter) Infintas superyacht has been designed by E. Kevin Schopfer with Sparkman Stephens, Naval Architects. While the Oculus was inspired by an oceanic fish, the Infintas draws inspiration … Continued

Code X Luxury Hybrid Yacht

This amazing look machine is the Code X Yacht, an ultra performance hybrid sports boat built by Code-X in Meggen on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. She’s powered by a pair of Ilmor Marine 710 horsepower V10 Formula 1 engines that push along at 90 knots (167 km/h). For less frenetic, more environmentally conscious cruising, the … Continued

Solar Sail Luxury Yachts

Alastair Callender took luxury yachting to all new highs with his recent project, the “Soliloquy,” which is not only a luxury yacht, but also an eco-friendly one. It is run by wind, solar and Hybrid Marine Power technology. “The use of renewable and hybrid-electric energy will bring zero-emission capabilities and result in greater savings in … Continued

Maltese Falcon Yacht For Sale

The best designed and most expensive sailing yacht, the famous Maltese Falcon has been listed for sale via luxury marketplace JamesList for $130 million. Maltese Falcon was launched in 2006 by Perini Navi Istanbul and has won many prizes since, including four Showboats International Awards and three World Superyacht Awards. It is the largest privately-owned … Continued

The Ferretti Custom Line 124′

The latest offering from the house of Ferretti Custom Line is the luxurious 124’ superyacht, which marks the launch of a wave of renewal in the yard’s history. The Custom Line 124′ is a tri-deck yacht which can sleep ten guests in four spacious cabins plus a large owners suite as well as space for … Continued