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Yachting Developments' Q5 Catamaran is a World Cruiser

Dec 30, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Q5 is a large volume, cruising catamaran being built by Yachting Developments that will launch in early 2012. The 100-foot sailing yacht, with a 48-foot beam, is made with an E glass/carbon mixture that utilizes foam-sandwich technology for its strength and lightness.... Read More

America's Cup Brings the Speed of Sailing to San Diego

Nov 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

For the first time ever, the America’s Cup sailing race is holding qualifiers that will lead up to the championship’s return to U.S. waters in 2013. The America’s Cup World Series has been traveling the globe since August of this year, kicking off the circuit in Cascais, Portugal before hitting the chilly waters of Plymouth, United Kingdom, and now sails into San Diego.... Read More

Danish Yachts Teams With Bang & Olufsen on AeroCruiser 38 II

Nov 1, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Danish Yachts has partnered with Bang & Olufsen to provide the entertainment system for its new superyacht, the AeroCruiser 38 II, which debuted in U.S. waters at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.... Read More

Superyacht Dune 90 From Arman Marine is 'Big' on Design

Oct 19, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The splash on the Dune 90 is that it is creating more than a ripple in the water with its style and functionality taking precedence over size. The shipbuilder stressed a workable design over a "bigger just to be grander" perspective. However, do keep in mind that the "90" refers to meters and not feet. So, from bow to stern the Dune 90 is more than 295 feet long. This superyacht, along with 11 cabins for guests, has quarters for a 28-member crew.... Read More

Contest Yachts Builds Its First Motor Yacht with 52MC

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Contest 52MC will be the first motor yacht ever built by a company renowned for its sailing yachts for more than 50 years. Contest Yachts has teamed with Vripack and Wetzels Brown to launch the Georg Nissen-designed 52 footer.... Read More

NISI 2400 Yacht Wins a 'Best Design Award' at 2011 Cannes Int'l Boat Show

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The NISI 2400 yacht recently won a World Yacht Trophy’s award for Best Design for yachts that are less than 24 meters (approximately 79 feet) at the 2011 Cannes International Boat Show earlier this month.... Read More

Motorcycle Magnate Count Agusta’s Classic Riva Yacht for Sale

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A classic Riva Super Aquarama motor launch built in 1970 for one of Italy’s best known industrial tycoons is being offered for sale by Kidston of Geneva at about $440,000.... Read More

See the First Official Images of Wally//One Luxury Day Boat

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We recently reported on Wally//One's big debut at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes that occurred earlier this month. Wally just released the first images of the luxury yacht and we brought them directly to you!... Read More

Ribbon 45 SC Yacht is Family Friendly and Manly

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Ribbon 45 SC is the latest deluxe, high-performing vessel from Netherlands-based Ribbon Yachts. This 45-foot yacht has equal measures of style, performance, and functionality built into this hull. The Ribbon 45 SC is a recreational, offshore boat with design elements seen on the most agile of aircraft.... Read More

Wally//One Yacht Debuts at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Motor and sailing yacht manufacturer Wally recently presented its latest flagship model, the Wally//One, at the Festival de la Plaisance, in Cannes, which ran from September 6-11, 2011.... Read More

Black Watch Overall Winner of North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Museum of Yachting (MoY) 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Italian luxury watch brand Officine Panerai, was held September 3-4 in Newport, R.I. and wrapped up the final segment of the second-annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge circuit.... Read More

Terra Wind RV | An Amphibious Motor Coach and Yacht in One

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Whether you are a luxury-loving yachtsman, a landlubber, or both, the Terra Wind RV is a vehicle that will float your boat either way. This deluxe hybrid can be driven to the marina and then transformed into a sensational rectangular-shaped yacht.... Read More

Spire Boat & Thierry Mugler Designed Speedboat to Debut at Monaco Yacht Show

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This otherworldly speedboat is a collaborative effort by Spire Boat and Thierry Mugler Studio. It will be on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September. The one-off watercraft is boldly artistic, stunningly fast, and surprisingly fuel-efficient, especially for a watercraft with a maximum speed of 110 knots, which is more than 126 miles per hour.... Read More

Yogi: Newly Launched 198-Foot Burgess Superyacht for Charter

Aug 1, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Yogi is the newest superyacht to join Burgess Yacht's fleet of yachts available for chartering. The shipbuilder's latest creation offers up amenities that are on par with a five-star resort. This 198-foot luxury watercraft includes a pool, a beach club, an al fresco dining room, a media room and a playroom. It also includes an exercise center and an inventory of water-related recreational equipment. Yogi also can accommodate up to 12 guests with six cabins.... Read More

Infiniti QX56 Engine Drives Luxury Boat Project

Jul 28, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Infiniti USA announced this week that it is taking the same engine that powers its Infiniti QX56 and placing it in a luxury sports boat. The first step of the project was completed this week, as the QX56's 400-horsepowered, 5.6-liter V8 engine was extracted from a QX56 and is now being prepped to power a luxury sports boat.... Read More

FT Wally Grand Prix Series a Four-Team Race

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

After completing the third leg of the first FT Wally Grand Prix Series, there are four teams contenting to become champions of the new regatta series. The Y3K team is in first place overall due to its consistency, as the team has finished second twice and third place to date. The third leg of the competition took place at Monaco's Porto Cervo earlier in July.... Read More

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Coming to New England

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Every year, Italian watch brand Officine Panerai sponsors a stunning series of yacht races around the world under the aegis of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The North American circuit of the PCYC will begin in New England in August with a new race, the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, Massachusetts.... Read More

Ferretti Group's New Riva 63-Foot Virtus is a Team Effort

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Ferretti Group recently announced the launching of the Riva 63-foot Virtus. The yacht is the largest open yacht produced by the shipyard to date. The new offering is a team effort that puts Italiana Design and Advanced Yacht Technology in collaboration with the architects and designers at Centrol Stile Ferretti Group.... Read More

MSV Explorer Watercraft Wins Seawork 2011 Innovation Award

Jun 27, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This is the MSV Explorer. The manufacturer of the uniquely designed watercraft describes the MSV as "a radical new self-propelled, sub-surface viewing pod." It was acknowledged recently by Seawork International, at its just-concluded exhibition and forum, as the watercraft was named winner of the Seawork 2011 Award for Innovation in Diving and Underwater Technology.... Read More

Legendary J Class Yachts Return to Newport

Jun 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On June 15 - 19, Newport will be home to the first competitive regatta of J Class yachts in the U.S. since the America's Cup in 1937. Among classic yacht enthusiasts the J Class is legendary.... Read More

Mount Gay Rum Launches Sailing Spoken Here Social Media Platform

Jun 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The social media wave hits the open seas with Sailing Spoken Here, a website launched by Mt. Gay Rum and geared toward sailors, rum tipplers and Caribbean island regulars.... Read More

SCUBACRAFT: On the Surface and Underwater Luxury Watercraft

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

How could this watercraft not be in the top 10 greatest yacht gadgets of all time? It runs on the surface of, and beneath, the water. It can be used for both waterskiing and underwater exploring. It goes 50 mph on the surface and it is capable of a 164-foot descent while carrying three passengers. It also has a 100-mile range and there are no exposed propellers, which makes it safe as well as fun.... Read More

How to Buy a Pre-Owned Superyacht

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Benjamin Maltby

The usual place to start is the broker. Like estate agents, brokers promote superyachts in the market and provide guidance on price. Their descriptions, however, are usually without guarantee. Unlike a house, it is perfectly possible... Read More

How to Finance a Superyacht

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Benjamin Maltby

Should you require financial assistance in purchasing a superyacht - most do - several banks are now happy to finance the purchase of both new and existing vessels. A proportion of the loan and interest repayments can be delayed until the end of the... Read More

Kingship Launches Ocean SUV Series of Luxury Yachts

May 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

China's Kingship recently unveiled its new Ocean SUV Series, a cross between a luxury yacht and an expedition yacht that's a sort of seagoing Range Rover.... Read More

For Sale: $110 Million 'Sapphire' Superyacht

Apr 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Want to leave Sean "Diddy" Combs and Simon Cowell in your wake? The amazing Sapphire superyacht launched by Germany's Nobiskrug last year - bigger than both music moguls' boats at 241 feet - has been listed for sale for $110 million, JamesList reports.... Read More

Ferretti Group's CRN Releases Two Mega Yachts in a Week

Apr 19, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

While the launching of one mega yacht is a splashy event, it is an extraordinary day in the leisure boat industry when two are launched in the same week and from the same shipyard.... Read More

Oasis: 'A-List' Yacht Charter for Cannes Film Festival

Apr 7, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

If you want to anchor a spot as an A-list player at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, the Oasis would be epic to cast in a supporting role to add substance to your production.... Read More

Aquariva Gucci: Riva Yachts Adds Luxury Partner to 33-Foot Classic

Apr 5, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Since the Aquariva Gucci made its splashy debut at the 2010 Cannes International Boat Show last September, it has received its fair share of attention from the boating community.... Read More

Intermarine 55 Luxury Yacht

Mar 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

The BMW Group DesignworksUSA is launching the Intermarine 55 luxury yacht this summer. Developed with yacht builder Intermarine, this 57-feet-long yacht was introduced earlier this year.... Read More

World's Most Expensive Superyacht Charter: Steven Spielberg's New Seven Seas

Mar 24, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

You'd think that having just taken delivery of his incredible new $200 million megayacht, the 282-foot Seven Seas, Steven Spielberg would want to keep it to himself.... Read More

Octopussy: 143-Foot Superyacht for Sale at $5.9 Million

Mar 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This is a fresh catch reeled in this week off the transom that is both worth seeing and seaworthy!... Read More

How to Charter a Luxury Yacht

Mar 15, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Chartering a yacht is among the most preferred luxury vacations for worldly travelers. However, with so many options available, choosing the best yacht could be challenging to say the least.... Read More

Mega Yacht Designer Theodoros Fotiadis Reveals YP Princess Renee Concept

Mar 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher  |  1 Comment

Mega Yacht designer Theodoros Fotiadis is creating waves with the unveiling of his YP Princess Renee Concept. Both magnificent and seaworthy, the master crafted beauty will utilize energy and ... Read More

Senator John Kerry's Sailing Yacht Isabel for Charter

Feb 18, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Massachusetts senator and perennial presidential hopeful John Kerry must be too busy to enjoy the $7 million sailing yacht he purchased last year.... Read More

J Craft's Torpedo Powerboat Coming Full Speed to U.S. Market

Jan 25, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Due to very successful sales of the J Craft Torpedo in Europe, the stylish luxury powerboat is entering the U.S. market this year. The Swedish luxury powerboat manufacturer will introduce the Torpedo at the upcoming Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show in February.... Read More

Five New Superyacht Charters for 2011

Jan 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Yachts: Now that the "White Christmas" picturesque postcard season is once again boxed up and back in storage, guess what's next? Visions of sunning, sailing and sipping libations from sun decks of superyachts are once again swirling dancingly through our heads.... Read More

Salma Hayek & Supermodels Set Sail on St. Bart's Sexiest Superyacht

Jan 6, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Yachts: Roman Abramovich’s may be bigger, Demi Moore’s may be cooler, and P. Diddy’s may be more expensive, but it was no contest as to who had the sexiest superyacht in St. Bart's this week as the stars converged for a New Year’s vacation in the sun–that would be the Destination Fox Harb’r Too, with Salma Hayek and supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley decorating the decks. It seems Hayek’s billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault of the famed French luxury goods conglomerate footed the $250,000 per week tab for the oceangoing extravaganza.... Read More

P. Diddy Charters $600,000 Per Week “iPad” Megayacht in St. Bart’s

Jan 3, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Yachts: Music mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is vacationing in true tycoon style this holiday season onboard a high-tech $600,000 per week megayacht. Diddy chartered Solemates, the 197-ft. craft designed by Monaco’s famed Espen Oeino and launched by Germany’s Lürssen earlier this year, for what has so far been a staid if ultra-luxe getaway with girlfriend Kim Porter and their daughters D’Lila and Jessie. The state-of-the-art Solemates is the first yacht of its kind to offer charter clients control of its various high-tech systems via iPad. The device controls the shipboard entertainment, climate and lighting systems and even summons crewmembers to bring refreshments.... Read More

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