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Amels 212 Imagine

Pure Imagination: Amels’ Limited Editions combine the delivery time of semicustom yachts with custom-yacht individuality. Built by Amels in Holland and recently arrived in the Med for the summer season, Imagine is the latest in the shipyard’s Limited Editions series.

462-foot Yas

After four years of construction, ADMShipyards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has launched its first superyacht, Yas. She was built under the project name Swift141, which highlights her key features...

197-foot Yogi

The French hospitality group LOV Hotel Collection recently acquired the 197-foot Yogi, making her the first megayacht to fly the French flag. She joins the collection’s other hotel and restaurant properties in Saint-Tropez and the French Alps but will be managed as a charter yacht in the Med and Caribbean...

Danish Yachts Shooting Star

Danish Yachts builds to thrill. There are various types of efficiency that people talk about when considering fast motoryachts. There’s the efficiency of the hull form, which must be as slippery and easily driven as possible—though without compromising...

60-Meter Kaiser

Abeking & Rasmussen

60-Meter Kaiser

Based on her German name, it’s hardly surprising that the 60-meter Kaiser was launched by a German shipyard—Abeking & Rasmussen. At the owner’s direction, the interior design features touches of late 19th-century German


A Big Splash

As Cakewalk was to the U.S., Vava II is to the U.K. The 96-meter (314-foot) mega-yacht launched in September 2011  as the largest private motoryacht to be built in the country in recent memory.

Riding the Tides

Sometimes the customer isn’t always right—and shouldn’t be. Even the most carefully planned charters can encounter hiccups, but quick thinking can usually turn even the worst situation around.

42-Meter E&E

Cizgi Yachts

42-Meter E&E

The first launch from Turkish shipyard Cizgi Yachts, the 42-meter E&E, also debuted at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Her explorer-style exterior, designed by Vripack, is easy to picture against a rugged backdrop. But she sports an elegant interior


Heesen Aurelia

Quick off the line is Heesen’s Aurelia, which you could probably guess is tenth in the builder’s line of 37-meter (121-foot) yachts, thanks to the big racing-inspired “10” painted on her aluminum hull. The racing theme continues in everything from her exterior colors, inspired by those of Gulf Oil racing, to her four

Vincenzo Poerio Profile

Vincenzo Poerio

A Rosy Outlook

Vincenzo Poerio holds his business card in both hands when handing it to you. As CEO of Benetti’s new megayacht division, he’s been working to develop the company’s presence in China. Consequently, Poerio has been taking language lessons and adopting Eastern cultural

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2011


Every year PMY releases two lists: the world’s largest yachts (see here) and the largest American-owned yachts. Clearly, some yachts show up on both. But beyond that, the lists also display similar megayacht trends. For instance, this year neither list had a new yacht in its top

Trinity 191 Carpe Diem


Fairy-Tale Ending


Carpe Diem sails off to her happily ever after.

Once upon a time, in a land called Gulfport…” began Capt. Ryan Butterwick as he described to me one of the final sea trials of Carpe Diem before she was handed over to her owners.


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