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August 2010 Megayachts Column

Changing of the Guards

Two well-known mega-yards embark on new futures.

In the first half of 2010, ownership changes were underway at two of the largest mega-yacht shipbuilders in Northern Europe: Oceanco and Blohm & Voss.

Oceanco was bought by Mohammed Al Barwani, a private investor from Oman, in early April. Through MB Holdings LLC, he also owns stakes in

A Yacht For Every Harbor

For the team of Nuvolari and Lenard, boats are a passion and a business.

I met Carlo Nuvolari at the front desk of my hotel in the Zattare neighborhood of Venice, Italy, in mid-May. Although it was early, the day was already hot—I was regretting my black pants—but Nuvolari looked remarkably comfortable in a tweed jacket, sweater, and long-sleeved shirt. After introductions we began

PMY 100 Largest Yachts, 2010

For the past 25 years, Power & Motoryacht has scoured the globe for information on the world’s 100 largest yachts. And in that time, a lot has changed. In August 1985, when the list began, we wrote, “There are only about 300 private yachts over 100 feet in length in the world.” Today a 100-foot vessel not only wouldn’t make the list, she’d be smaller

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

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