on 3rd February 2011 | 5 Comments »
Italian superyacht builder Pershing has launched a new hull in its flagship 115’ range with all the bells and whistles plus a gut-busting engine upgrade.
Fitted with twin diesel MTUs delivering a total of 7,400 hp together with the applied thrust of the two Kamewa Rolls-Royce water-jet propellers, the standard model has an impressive maximum velocity of about 38 knots.
The new 115’ features an additional Vericor TF50 gas turbine, typically used in the aeronautical sector, with a central water-jet propeller producing an additional 5,100 hp, for a total top speed of 52 knots.
on 14th January 2011 | No Comments »
Michael White of the Ocean Independence has listed the 70 metre Reverie for sale with an asking price of $75,000,000.
Massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas set her apart. The luxury superyacht has been meticulously maintained and sensibly upgraded.
The magnificent Reverie has very versatile accommodation for between 18 and 24 guests in 8 cabins with a further two staff or guest cabins.
on 11th January 2011 | No Comments »
Google’s billionaire cofounder Larry Page just bought a $45 million superyacht called Senses from a New Zealand business man named Sir Douglas Myers.
The stylish 194-ft. expedition superyacht was designed by Kusch Yachts and built back in 1999 at Germany’s Schweers yard with a refit in 2010.
The superyacht features interiors by design genius Philippe Starck with accommodation for 10 guests and 14 crew over six decks.
on 4th January 2011 | No Comments »
The sailing superyacht Elettra, built by Perini Navi in 1987 for the personal use of the firm’s founder, Fabio Perini is now on sale for €2.3 million.
The 24.4 metre craft was one of the first ever built by the shipyard, which ushered in a new era of elegance for large yachts that could still be handled by a small crew.
Petite compared with Perini’s greatest achievement, the Maltese Falcon, Elettra can more than hold her own at the annual Perini Navi Cup in Sardinia.
on 4th January 2011 | 3 Comments »
After a year-long delay, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich finally took delivery of the world’s largest and most expensive yacht, the Eclipse.
The “gigayacht” measures anywhere from 533 ft. to 557 ft. (depending on reports), and is the world’s largest privately owned yacht.
The cost of the behemoth has also been variously reported as $500 million – $1 billion. It is the world’s most expensive private yacht either.
on 28th December 2010 | No Comments »
At $600,000 per week the 60 metre Lürssen superyacht Solemates designed by the great Espen Oeino is one of the world’s most exclusive charter craft.
It’s also one of the most cutting edge thanks to a new system that lets guests control various functions via an iPad.
Don’t happen to own one? Not a problem – the captain hands each guest their own iPad when they step aboard.