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Simpson Marine in China

Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht brokerage company, has opened a flagship office at the Serenity Coast Marina in Sanya, Hainan. “Simpson Marine is ready to serve the Chinese market, and specifically its southern part, which is transforming itself into the yachting hub of China.” On top of the existing 8 marinas in operation, over 12 … Continued

Wally launched Maxi racing yacht Wally//Otto

Wally has created a breakthrough yachting concept with the launch of a completely new idea. The Wally//Otto is the only One Design Maxi racing fleet. Otto has been designed to sail with a limited crew and limited sail inventory to minimize campaign costs and maximize enjoyment. The Otto also features a unique aft ’guest experience’ … Continued

Aston Martin Boat Concept

A renowned yacht designer has unveiled a new concept yacht based on the luxury vehicles of supercar maker Aston Martin. The Aston Martin Voyage boat was inspired by Aston Martin vehicles such as the Vantage, Rapide, DBS and Virage and was unveiled last week. De Basto, a Miami-based custom yacht designer, put together the concept … Continued

Horizon launches RP110 superyacht Lady Gaga

The new Horizon RP110 superyacht Lady Gaga, which is the first motor yacht above 100 feet built for the Chinese market, was launched by Horizon Yachts. The Lady Gaga motor yacht by Horizon has just successfully completed her sea trial, with delivery to her owner in China set for later this month. Horizon created a … Continued

Quinta Essentia Superyacht

The 55 metre superyacht Quinta Essentia, the largest vessel ever launched by the Netherlands’ Heesen Yachts, has been listed for sale for $100 million. With sleek exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, the yacht’s most striking feature is a grand swimming pool on the aft deck complete with a waterfall. The yacht has … Continued

Toyota Ponam-35 Luxury Boat

More renowned for its prowess with wheeled vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. is increasing its seaborne fleet with the launch of a new leisure boat, the Ponam-35. But the 11.95-meter cruiser is still related to the car manufacturer’s mainstream products as its two V8-cylinder engines are adapted versions of the 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine that can … Continued

Pearl team up with Kelly Hoppen on new 75ft flagship

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced a special collaboration with British interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE. Kellyis has been brought on board to design the luxury interior of the flagship Pearl 75, which will be launched in early 2012. Kelly creates stunning interior designs for luxury homes, yachts … Continued

Prince Al Waleed takes Abramovich’s parking spot

A Saudi sheikh left Roman Abramovich stranded at sea this week after taking the last megayacht berth at the so-called “Millionaire’s Quay” in Cap d’Antibes. The Russian oligarch had wanted to moor his massive $800 million, 533-ft. yacht Eclipse, at the famed dock but arrived to find the only available spot had just been snatched … Continued

Tropical Island Paradise superyacht

This superyacht – dubbed the ‘Tropical island Paradise’ – has been designed by British boat builders Yacht Island Design. The 90m Tropical Island Paradise design has a theme that is centred around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean. The main exterior deck is a private beach “cove” with … Continued

Abramovich’s Eclipse Available for Charter

Six months after he finally took delivery of the Eclipse, the world’s largest yacht, Roman Abramovich is offering it up for charter at a rate of $2 million per week. The 538-ft. Blohm + Voss behemoth is available via ultra-exclusive brokerage SuperYachtsMonaco, and is the world’s most expensive yacht charter by far. The yacht, which … Continued

Harrods is Selling Superyachts

Harrods has teamed up with specialist London brokers Watkins Superyachts to offer their most expensive product ever – a £100-plus million motor yacht. During the month of May three remarkable window displays will feature models, images and details of a unique and exclusive range of yachts. There will also be specialist in store representation throughout … Continued

Sapphire Superyacht for Sale at $110 Million

The super-luxe 73.5-metre superyacht Sapphire launched by Germany’s Nobiskrug last year has been listed for sale via Edmiston for $110 million. The elegant steel displacement yacht with sleek exterior lines courtesy of Newcruise Yacht Projects of Hamburg is a pleasure craft fit for a billionaire with luxurious accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins along … Continued

World’s Fastest Superyacht for Sale

The 73.5-metre Silver Zwei, the world’s fastest long-range superyacht built by Hanseatic Marine, has been listed for sale via Burgess for €59 million. Krass actually established Hanseatic in Australia specifically to build the sleek yacht to his exacting specifications. Silver Zwei claims to be the fastest long distance cruising yacht in the world with trans-Atlantic … Continued

World’s Largest Sailing Superyacht in Production

Turkey-based Dream Ship Victory (DSV) has signed a contract to begin new 141-meter sailing superyacht, destined to become the world’s largest. Now a construction schedule is slated to begin this summer with a five-year build plan, making for a launch date of 2016. Naval architects Dykstra & Partners and Ken Freivokh Design collaborated with DSV’s … Continued

Steven Spielberg’s Megayacht Available for Charter

Steven Spielberg is offering his new $200 million megayacht as the world’s most expensive yacht charter at an eye-popping rate of $1.3 million per week. Built by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the ultra-luxe craft features an elegant and tasteful interior design scheme by Nuvolari & Lenard. Its most striking feature is an infinity pool with a … Continued

LVMH Debuts M Class Princess Superyachts

LVMH acquired UK-based yacht builder Princess Yachts in 2008 and they are now entering the superyacht sector with the launch of the first of their M class vessels. The first model in the series, the 32M, was unveiled at the London Boat Show in January 2011. It is also the first craft truly worthy of … Continued

African dictator’s son orders luxury superyacht

Teodorín Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator of 30 years commissioned plans to build a superyacht costing $380 million. According to Timeslive, it’s nearly three times what the country spends on health and education each year. German company Kusch Yachts has been asked to build the yacht, housing a cinema, restaurant, bar and swimming … Continued

Intermarine 55 by BMW DesignworksUSA

Brazilian yacht maker Intermarine has collaborated with BMW DesignworksUSA to develop an ultra luxury yacht that has been dubbed Intermarine 55. Intermarine 55 is inspired by modern architecture and automotive surfacing, such as the BMW X6, and is scheduled to go on sale this July. Highlights of the new yacht include two head compartments along … Continued

Dmitry Medvedev Buys $42 Million Megayacht

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has purchased a 53m superyacht valued at approximately $42 million as a venue to host world leaders in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Kremlin bought the boat last year, the Guardian reports. The explorer type superyacht, which is presently called Leo Fun, will be renamed as yacht Sirius. The … Continued

Pershing Launches New 115’ Powered by Rolls-Royce

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 … Continued