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
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
Q&A with Patrick Knowles
For followers of the megayacht world, the name and designs of Patrick Knowles come up often. As he approaches his 300th interior design project (he does both yachts and terrestrial residences often for the same clients), Knowles tells PMY about his fortuitous
Brazilian Blow Out
As we settle in for a long winter’s nap in the northern hemisphere, summer is heating up for the megayacht industry in the southern one. Throughout Europe and the United States, boatbuilders and boat buyers seem to be playing conservatively. But in Brazil, where conservative is a four-letter word in all aspects of life, many
The exciting part of following the megayacht world is taking hints and facts and assembling them to identify the owner or at least make a reasonably educated guess. Many owners go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being associated with their yachts.
There’s Feadship’s most recent launch from the De Vries Makkum yard, Musashi (read our educated guess on the
The 193-foot Calixe is impressive enough as one of the largest yachts in America. But the folks in Toronto were even more awed by her when she rolled into the marina at John Quay late in the summer of 2009, causing quite a stir among the locals. Her appearance even resulted in a story in The Toronto Star, where a reporter noted she no doubt left local sailors
In the yacht-spotting world, the most exciting news is often unconfirmed and based on rumor. The bold-named clients often demand the most secrecy, which makes getting straight answers difficult. All of this combined makes Feadship’s launch of Musashi even more intriguing. Hints as to her owner’s identity include her Japan-influenced name (Musashi was a