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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

Fendi yacht Lady Lara by Benetti

Yacht maker Benetti and Fendi Casa, the home-furnishing brand of fashion house Fendi, have collaborated to produce Lady Lara, the 194-foot custom megayacht. Fendi Casa – under the direction of interior design firm Studio Massari – has provided the furnishings for Lady Lara, which Benetti delivered last summer. The glamorous touch has been achieved by … Continued

New photos of superyacht Eclipse

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s new yacht, measuring nearly 560 feet long, is the biggest private yacht in the world. The yacht, named Eclipse, reportedly features a missile defense system, an anti-paparazzi laser shield and at least one mini-submarine. The Eclipse is also said to have two helipads, two swimming pools — the larger of which … Continued

Want-Want Group buys a Sunseeker 80 Yacht

Sunseeker China has sold a sublime Sunseeker 80 Yacht to Chinese snack food giant Want-Want Group (whose Chinese characters signify prosperity). The purchase reflects the exceptional quality of lifestyle associated with the blossoming Chinese yachting industry. Recognised by Forbes Global as one of the finest companies in the world with a revenue stream below $500 … Continued

Cannes Film Festival luxury yacht charter

Although it is just the beginning of the charter season, the Cannes Film Festival brought together many superyachts and big cruise ship. Formerly named Constellation, this yacht was renovated in 2008; Lauren L is 90 metres (296ft) amd was originally built in Germany by Cassens Werft in 2004. Owner Andreas Liveras invested millions into the … Continued

Motor yacht Luna 115m delivered to Abramovich

The world’s largest expedition yacht 115m Luna has been delivered to its new owner Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The Luxury expedition superyacht Luna was built in Germany by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Nord Shipyards and launched in late 2009, becoming the second largest yacht to be launched in 2009, after Eclipse. Luna’s exterior styling has … Continued

Johnny Depp’s Yacht Available for Charter

For $130,000 per week you can cruise the Mediterranean this summer like a bona fide movie star in Johnny Depp’s classic yacht the Vajoliroja. The name Vajoliroja is a combination of Johnny’s family’s names. Va for Vanessa, Jo for Johnny, LiRo for his 9 year old daughter Lily Rose and Ja for his son Jack. … Continued

Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland

The Louis Vuitton Trophy looks set to leave its controversial birth behind as it charts a course through a succession of four more regattas that bring the series into its own, on the eve of the Trophy’s second stage in Auckland that runs March 7-21.

Hermes to exit luxury yacht joint venture

Hermes is exiting a luxury yacht joint venture with shipbuilder Wally, saying it is not experienced enough to complete the project according to Reuters. The two partners had unveiled a full-sized model of their mega yacht, “WHY”, in Monte Carlo in September. “We are currently in the phase of carrying out the project, which is … Continued

Elie Saab ES117 mega yacht concept unveiled by Oceanco and Weyves

The Weyves Couture yacht is the first of three designs to come from Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab and Weyves International Ltd. The high profile fashion designer released his collaboration design yesterday, which is the first of three concepts. It was stated at the unveiling conference that “the future owner of ES117 will not acquire … Continued

World’s biggest solar-powered boat unveiled

What its makers say is the world’s biggest boat powered by the sun was unveiled in Germany on Thursday ahead of its planned circumnavigation of the globe in 2011 — the first under solar power. “This is a unique feeling to see in front of me today a boat which I so often dreamed about,” … Continued

J Craft at Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

The luxury Swedish boat design and manufacturing company J-Craft Boats, will officially launch the 12.5M Torpedo in the UAE at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), at Yas Mariana on February 25th. The ADYS is one of the most exclusive yacht events in the world. The J-Craft boats which feature a classical design from a … Continued