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Benetti’s Nataly

Straight-Up New

Benetti launches its first vertical-bow yacht.

It’s a story that’s been told a thousand times: An owner decides to design a megayacht that will suit his every whim, finds a yard to build it, and then sets off to sail the high seas. And that’s exactly what the original owner of

Megayacht builders who keep secrets keep clients

Kept Secrets Keep Clients

Megayacht builders are often tasked with contradictory goals: build hard-to-miss yachts and not acknowledge that these large yachts exist. Often times those objectives are easily accomplished by simply ignoring the elephant in the shed. Sylke auf dem Graben, who

Horizon Angara Delivered

Just Delivered

The 40-meter Horizon, Angara

Horizon Angara

Taiwan-based shipbuilder Horizon has just delivered its fifth yacht longer than 40 meters (131 feet). The 136-foot Angara left the shipyard in mid-May to

Tuscan Sun

Name: Tuscan Sun
Length: 147'
Builder: Izar, Spain
Year Launched: 2006
Captain: Capt. Gui Garcia
Broker: IYC
www.iyc.com.

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Independence 2

Name: Independence 2
Length: 105'
Builder: Broward, USA
Year Launched: 1993/2007
Captain: Capt. Matt Braisted
Broker: RJC
Contact: (954) 525-3886.
www.rjcyachts.com.

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Hooter Patrol 4

Name: Hooter Patrol 4 (HP4)
Length: 97'
Builder: Hargrave, USA
Year Launched: 2006/2008/2010
Captain: Capt. Adam Marani
Broker: IYC
www.iyc.com.

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Big City

Name: Big City
Length: 141'
Builder: Trinity, USA
Year Launched: 2009
Captain: Capt. Barry Bramhill
Broker: IYC
Contact: (954) 522-2323.
www.iyc.com.

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At Last

At Last

Length: 145'
Builder: Heesen, Holland
Year Launched: 1990/2009
Captain: Capt. Herbert Magney
Broker: Churchill Yacht Partners
Contact: (954) 527-2626.
www.churchillyachts.com.

How To Staff A Yacht

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How To Staff A Yacht The Right Way.

When an owner decides to build a yacht, he seeks out a shipyard suited to realize his dreams. The builder shapes the hull, installs the engines, and wires in the latest technology. Though her launch gets all the attention, it

The PMY 100 Largest Yachts 2011

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

Design: 120-meter yacht by Nuvolari-Lenard for Oceanco

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

Katara

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

Dreamer, 136-foot Hargrave

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

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