Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:42
Now in its 22nd year, the Monaco Yacht Show serves as the world’s grandest stage for the industry’s most beautiful yachts to make their debuts and impress the yachting community’s elite. The 2012 show, held from September 19th-22nd, showcased some extraordinary launches from the last year, as well as a number of older yachts. In general, the industry is experiencing a slowdown in terms of new launches, due largely to the lack of orders placed during the economic slowdown that began in 2008, with the typical two- to four-year build times of larger yachts prompting the current lull in launches. [See & Read More]
Monday, 29 October 2012 20:50
Christened Venus after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, the yacht Steve Jobs had been designing before his untimely death has been spotted in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. The vessel was reportedly a joint effort between the Apple legend and designer Philippe Starck, and the aesthetics of both parties are evident in the finished version — sleek, minimal lines, copious use of glass, and the inclusion of seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse. From various estimates, “Venus” is roughly 230 to 260 feet long and its 100% aluminum body likely renders it one of the lightest water vessels of its size. Jobs’ family will be present at the yacht’s proper christening, though the intended use or purpose of “Venus” is yet unknown.
Monday, 17 September 2012 14:10
Have you ran out of fun things to do on your yacht? Then have I got the perfect thing for you. It’s the giant FreeStyle Cruiser inflatable water slide that attaches to the side of your yacht. Dope, right?
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:42
The Wally One is Wally‘s latest addition to its luxurious fleet. A powerboat featuring superior gadgetry, performance and comfort, the Wally One is truly the ultimate day-boating option. Its sleek design uses a generous amount of carbon fiber for a lightweight, durable silhouette that cuts through rough waters comfortably at high speeds. It combines two Yanmar Engines to produce about 630 horsepower, a top speed approaching 50 knots and a perfect cruise speed of 40 knots. [See & Read More]
Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:00
A few weeks ago I was shown this video, and I have pretty much been obsessed with partaking in The Yacht Week festivities seen in the video ever since. Basically, you and your friends get to rent your own yacht, sail around the ocean, and party your little behinds off. The best part is that they are pretty strict on the gender ratio. No sausage fest here. Just watch the video. Enjoy.
Monday, 25 June 2012 17:29
Alloy Yachts’ latest launch, the 154-foot (47-meter) motor yacht Loretta Anne, has emerged from the New Zealand shipyard after 25 months of construction and was delivered to its new owners. With sleek naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects and a Bahamas beach house–style interior design from Donald Starkey, this contemporary vessel accommodates eight guests in four staterooms, plus eight crew in four cabins. [See & Read More]
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:02
Delivered last August to longtime Benetti yacht owners, the 213-foot Seanna is a floating showcase of custom fittings and furnishings. Italian walnut paneling with nickel inlays, wenge cabinetry, Botticino and alacatta marble flooring, and a marble stairway with nickel balusters and carved handrails are among the highlights of the interior, which also boasts a theater with a 100-inch projector screen, a large water-level gym with a side-opening swim platform, a library with a marble fireplace, and a pair of massage rooms. The yacht accommodates as many as 14 guests in two twin cabins, three double cabins, a large upper-deck stateroom, and a full-beam owner’s suite with his and her bathrooms and dressing rooms, a sitting room, and a study. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:47
At 120 feet, the 120SL is the grandest vessel in the Azimut Grande series, a line of 100-plus-foot planing yachts with which the Azimut-Benetti Group bridges the gap between custom and semicustom yacht building. Like the rest of the collection, the 120SL features exterior styling by longtime Azimut designer Stefano Righini. Carlo Galeazzi, who also worked on numerous previous Azimut designs, conceptualized the layout and interior architecture. Azimut-Benetti builds the 120SL and the rest of the Grande series at its custom shipyard in Viareggio, Italy. [See & Read More]
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:08
New from Seattle-based builder Delta Marine comes the largest all-composite 50-meter luxury custom motor yacht on the planet. Arianna’s 164-foot length, 34-foot beam, and more than 7,500 square feet of living space are built to travel the world. Penned and engineered by the Delta Design Group, Arianna features Polynesian-inspired decor as requested by the owner. Makassar ebony, wenge, and koa are used throughout the interior, along with inlaid silk carpets, leather, organic fabrics, and natural stone, to create a Balinese ambience. [Read More]
Sunday, 13 May 2012 00:33
Combine the French Beneteau Group’s industrial know-how with Monte Carlo Yachts’ Italian style and then throw in a country kitchen, and American yachting enthusiasts will appreciate the latest model from Italy-based Monte Carlo Yachts. The Nuvolari Lenard–designed flybridge MCY 76 introduced to the American market in Miami in February showcases the coveted kitchen. [See & Read More]