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...
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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...
Abeking & Rasmussen
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.
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.
Explorer Yacht Checklist
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
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
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
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
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.
CRN says it looked at everything from the big, fast Mangustas to the dreamy Wally Island concept and came up with something roughly in between. Its Dislopen design, launched in July in London, looks like the improbable outcome of a marriage between a lightweight, aluminum express cruiser and a heavy steel
Bertram is back with a powerful, seamlessly built 35-footer that’s as pretty as the sportfishing exemplar that inspired her, the iconic Bertram 31. Read more here. ▶
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