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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

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.

Louis Vuitton World Series launched

Louis Vuitton has announced plans to inaugurate a new World Series of sailing, beginning with a regatta in Nice in November. The Louis Vuitton World Series has been created while the America’s Cup is locked in the protracted court battle between Oracle and Alinghi. The event will be undertaken in association with a new professional … Continued

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

Outerlimits 41 Super Leggera

The new 41 Super Leggera from Rhode Island’s Outerlimits Powerboats can do 100 m.p.h., costs $650,000 and is the closest thing we’ve seen yet to an oceangoing Lamborghini. Based on race boat technology, the 41 Super Leggera is available with a wide range of power options… From deafeningly loud to the the new silent underwater … Continued

Has Maltese Falcon been sold?

Tom Perkins, the American venture capitalist, is close to completing the sale of his clipper-style superyacht the Maltese Falcon. The 289ft boat is believed to have fetched about £60m ($100m) after being on the market for more than a year. The yacht, named after the Dashiell Hammett crime novel and its Humphrey Bogart film version, … 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

Maltese Falcon rules the waves

The Maltese Falcon, a clipper luxury yacht owned by U.S. venture capitalist Tom Perkins, sails out of Valletta’s Grand Harbour July 5, 2009. The 88-metre yacht evokes the nostalgia of the old sailing clippers, but it is packed with technology, including sophisticated radar, navigation and steering equipment .

Asia-Pacific Boating India Edition

Following on from the success of the Asia’s leading luxury yachting lifestyle magazine, New Delhi based Exposure Media Marketing now launches under license the India Edition of Asia-Pacific Boating. Asia-Pacific Boating India Edition prides itself on delivering the highest standards in luxury boating news from India and across the region. International editorial content effectively encompasses … 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

Super-yacht hotel put on hold

Plans for the world’s largest luxury yacht hotel, which was due to open in London in time for the 2012 Olympics, have been put on hold as a result of the global economic crisis. According to the original plans, the 170 metre super-yacht would have been permanently moored at London’s Docklands, with 158 rooms and … 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

Abramovich Launches the World’s Biggest Yacht

Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich’s mega-yacht ‘Eclipse’ has finally made a preliminary launch at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany where it was built secretly for more than two years. Estimated to have cost around $500 million, the vessel is nearly 170 meters long. It has room for 24 guests, with a crew of … 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