Megayachts

Megayachts

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

Turquoise

Turkish Delight

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

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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

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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

Customized 52-foot Viking

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

Megayacht Painting

Reflections of Perfection

It’s an incredible task to create a flawless yacht finish.

First steps include making sure the surface of the boat is smooth, which is just as important as how the paint is applied.

When a megayacht pulls into a marina, all eyes turn to her. Often her lines will spark comments

Benetti Sail Division

Changing Tack

A Benetti Sail Division primer

The Benetti Sail Divsion 160 Logica is the longest design in the company’s new line of yachts.


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

Chartering Sherakhan

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)

Amels 212

The famed Dutch ship builder Amels is putting the finishing touches on the Limited Editions Amels 212, the largest build yet to come from its semicustom line of megayachts. The Limited Editions line is noteworthy in that its elegance may be exceeded only by its popularity, as the Amels yard is currently running at 100-percent capacity. 

Moonen 97

Small Wonder

Moonen’s 97 was made to cross the same oceans as expedition yachts.

Moonen 97, Livia

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

The Cost of American Megayacht Ownership

Freedom Ain’t Free

Why so few American megayachts fly the American flag.

Back in January, we printed a letter in Mail from reader Bob Stromberg entitled “Why Are They Flag-less?” which asked quite pointedly why so many American-owned megayachts are not registered in the United States and therefore do not fly the Stars and Stripes. The

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