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August 2010 Megayachts Column

Redefining "Refit"

Moonen Shipyards tackles new challenges with the Dixon 120.

What do you call a refit that’s a whole lot more than a refit? Moonen Shipyards in Holland is currently coping with that very question.

It all began when a client had a 120-foot semidisplacement yacht, designed by Bill Dixon, under construction at the Royal Denship shipyard in

Dixon 120

Moonen is redefining refit with the Dixon 120. After the bankruptcy of Royal Denship shipyard in Denmark, Moonen took over the construction of a 120-foot megayacht, and these are the deck-by-deck floor plans.

Design: Nordhavn 120

The Greatest Escape

With its biggest boat to date, Nordhavn stays true to its oceangoing heritage.

A Ready to relax? Head for the alfresco Jacuzzi tub.
B A foredeck davit lets you launch tenders to either side.
C For European boarding, use the passerelle, which is hidden under the

Sanlorenzo SD92

 

I’m an unabashed, unapologetic traditionalist when it comes to marine design and aesthetics. So, right off the top, I’m going to admit that my appreciation for the classical good looks of Retro Blue, Sanlorenzo’s newest semidisplacement SD92, should probably be taken with a grain of salt (and a healthy dollop of open-mindedness) especially by those readers who

Feadship 214 Trident

The Friendly Giant

This 214-footer‘s adaptability allows her to offer something for everyone.

When you think Feadship, you probably think quality, experience, and precision. Or maybe your mind floods with visions of long graceful hulls with elegant lines. Indeed Trident, Feadship‘s new 214-foot leviathan, has all of the

CRN's Blue Eyes

Deep Blue Explorer

CRN keeps its Blue Eyes focused on the ocean.

On many megayachts, it’s easy to forget that you are actually on the water. You can get so lost in the lavish interior spaces, in enjoying a film in that massive media room, or in soaking up sauna time that you lose sight of the fact that you’re not just staying in a

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2009

While perusing the pages of this, our latest list of America's 100 Largest Yachts, you're likely to notice somethingof a trend. At presstime, a lot of the boats on the following pages were on the market-both newer builds and old. Now what's that all about? you might wonder. But don't fret. It doesn't mean that there's been a panic in the superyacht sphere and

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009

While perusing the pages of this, our latest list of America’s 100 Largest Yachts, you’re likely to notice something of a trend. At presstime, a lot of the boats on the following pages were on the market—both newer builds and old. Now what’s that all about? you might wonder. But don’t fret. It doesn’t mean that there’s been a panic in the superyacht sphere and

100 Largest Yachts 2009 #96: Trident

Trident | 213'9" ( tie )

In June, during a tour of Dutch-based builders, I got a chance to take a short cruise around Amsterdam aboard this 214-foot beauty. And even though her Donald-Starkey interior was not yet complete, I did get to check out some of her more striking design elements. From the centerpiece elevator that Feadship rightly

100 Largest Yachts 2009 #82: Attessa

Attessa | 225'0" ( 71 )

Billionaire industrialist, shipping magnate, and true boat lover Dennis Washington owns this 226-foot beauty, which has a storied past despite her youthful appearance. She was originally launched in 1998 as the 203-foot Feadship Lady Avila. In May 2001, during a passage from Thailand to Rhodes, she caught fire

100 Largest Yachts 2009 #78: Martha Ann

Martha Ann | 229'6" ( 67 ) ( tie )

Martha Ann’s a globe-trotter of the first order. Since her launch in December 2007, she’s already made landfall in a host of palm-fringed ports in the Bahamas and western Caribbean. One of her most spottable attributes is her striking blue hull, a color not shared by sisterships Apoise (89)

100 Largest Yachts 2009 #65: Predator

Predator | 238'8" ( 54 )

At first glance Predator may seem like something out of a Jules Verne novel, but she is very real and very eye-catching. Her axe-bow design is actually a throwback to ships of the 1800’s, but by no means an exercise in nostalgia. According to Feadship, about six years ago it investigated the possibility of

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