When fans of The PMY 100 open their August issue, the first thing they check is whether there’s a new No. 1. This year there isn’t: Eclipse holds that spot just as she did last year. And it’s not unusual for a yacht to repeat. Savarona held the top spot through the ’90s before being slowly bumped down the list in 2003 by Octopus, which held No. 1 for two
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Design of the Future
When talking megayacht design, sometimes the magnitude of the project is difficult to comprehend through just the LOA. The length doesn’t tell the whole story; it doesn’t give any concept of volume or number of crew required for maintenance. Such is the case with
Launched this year (2011) by Lrssen, the exterior styling on the 406-foot Katara was designed by Espen ino and Alberto Pinto designed her interiors. The extremely secretive launch flies the Qatar flag and has the same name as the country’s recently developed cultural district. Lrssen and Feadship tied
A Dream Come True
The 136-foot Dreamer represents a lot of firsts for Hargrave
Dreamer was a real stand-out on Collins Avenue during the recent Miami International Boat Show. As I walked past I noticed her large forward windows, which really separated her from the pack. This 136-footer embodies some big firsts for the builder: the first
In 1994, the 50-meter Turquoise (now La Naturalle Dee) hit the water and propelled Turkey into the world of megayacht construction. This January, 17 years later, Proteksan-Turquoise launched a 55-meter (181-foot) Turquoise (above) for the same owner. Her six staterooms and welcoming saloon and comfortable dining table (below) were
Delta Marine starts construction
Seattle-based Delta Marine has begun construction on the sixth yacht in its 50-meter (164-foot) series (above). The interior design will feature a Polynesian theme with tropical hardwoods throughout. The owner’s cabin will be located aft of the pilothouse, where the skylounge
Some people have trouble thinking of a megayacht as an eco-friendly vessel, which is understandable. Fuel and freshwater capacities are measured in the thousands, if not tens of thousands, of gallons. Some yachts devote entire refrigerators to keeping fresh flowers, and most maintain enough food
Just Do It
When this owner decided to run and fish his battlewagon himself, nothing was going to stop him, not even muscular dystrophy.
Easygoing Virginian Steve Jones loves to chase big fish. He also has a hereditary and slowly progressing form of muscular dystrophy that severely limits his mobility, especially in his legs. And since boats don’t come rigged and
Reflections of Perfection
It’s an incredible task to create a flawless yacht finish.
When a megayacht pulls into a marina, all eyes turn to her. Often her lines will spark comments
A Benetti Sail Division primer
Just as you should never judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t judge the Benetti Sail Division by its name. Sure, the company was founded as Benetti’s
And Now for Something Completely Different
During a traditional megayacht charter, guests plan a weeklong itinerary with their favorite stops, meals, and activities (for a six-figure fee plus expenses, of course). And from December through March, the Caribbean is the traditional location for these charters. But this season, the 70-meter (229-foot)
Moonen’s 97 was made to cross the same oceans as expedition yachts.
Moonen is a shipyard that seems to be going places. With a recently arrived new owner, some new investment, and a brand-new shipyard, the Dutch yachtbuilder is also moving into new markets and