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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Aquariva by Gucci

Italian design house Gucci said it will introduce made-to-order speedboats next year, with prices starting from 590,000 euros ($750,000). The vessels will be produced in partnership with yacht-builder Riva to help mark Gucci’s 90th anniversary in 2011. This unique collaboration between two of Italy’s most renowned design houses celebrates the era of La Dolce Vita, … Continued

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. … Continued

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 … Continued

Perini Navi Building Megayacht to Top Maltese Falcon

At 289 ft., the amazing Maltese Falcon is the world’s largest, best designed, and most expensive sailing yacht – for now. Its builder Perini Navi is now hard at work on a much larger sailing megayacht, a 335-ft. craft dubbed the C.2157, James Spotting reports. Similar is styling to the Maltese, the 335-footer also has … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Riva, an icon of Italian luxury design

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 … Continued

Leopard Yachts unveil the Leopard 43

Leopard Yachts have recently launched their latest superyacht model, the Leopard 43. Powered by three MTU engines, the motor yacht has a displacement of 190 tonnes and with a booster can reach a maximum speed of 38 knots. This latest innovation unveiled by Leopard Yachts offers comfortable accommodation for nine guests and seven crew members.

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

The MAS Sport 42 Luxury Yacht

The Italian designer Paulo Rossi has created a beautiful yacht inspired by an Italian naval boat – the MAS 42 Sport. The original MAS (Antisubmarine Boat) was a fast, torpedo-armed vessel invented by the Italian Navy in WWI and also used extensively during WWII. At 42 feet long, the twin engines can propel the vessel … Continued

Aquariva By Marc Newson

Australian designer Marc Newson has designed a speed boat in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design for Italian boat brand Riva. Newson’s design for the Aquariva vessel is unique in its conception, as well as the materials chosen. A wood-like, textile-based laminate (phenolic composite) was used for the deck area and instrument panel. This material was … Continued