Setting Sail with Yacht Designer Luiz de Basto

May 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

If you’re in the market for a yacht, chances are you’ve come across the work of master designer Luiz de Basto. His award-winning, eponymous yacht design company, De Basto Designs, is at the forefront of cutting-edge design and technology for yachts of all sizes. The latest award includes his design for the Cantius 60-foot interior, which won for Best Power Yacht up to 25 Meters at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards on May 20, 2016.  An architect by training, de Basto made the choice to go in to yacht design full-time after juggling both in the beginning of his career. He hasn’t looked back once in the last 21 years, nor has he needed to, with the exception of a few home-design clients he picked up along

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This Private Floating Island Yacht is the Zenith of Billionaire Toys

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We don’t really know what to call Kokomo Ailand. Part luxury yacht and part private island (plus a dash of five-star resort), the floating design looks like nothing we’ve seen before. The creative vision of Migaloo Submarines—the creator of luxury submersible yachts that James Bond villains would literally kill for—Kokomo rises from the water thanks to semi-submerged platforms. 

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Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft, Paul Allen

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Before Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin or Twitter's Evan Williams and Biz Stone there were Bill Gates and Paul Allen - the forces behind Microsoft. These days Allen is better known for how he has spent his money - his investments in professional sports and music and of course his fleet of megayachts.

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Superyachts: Viking Sport Cruisers Is Going Long

Sep 28, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Yachts: While Viking Sport Cruisers have been called extraordinary and super for years, the company is officially entering the superyachts marketplace with two 100-foot-plus entries.... Read More

Eco Friendly Superyacht: Soliloquy

Sep 11, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This innovatively designed superyacht by Callender Designs has received worldwide attention due to its advanced "green" technology as provided by Australia-based Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd. Soliloquy is a 58-meter superyacht that is powered by solar, wind... Read More

Got $500 Million? Beat Abramovich with World's Largest Yacht

Aug 12, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  4 Comments

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich recently launched the 557-ft. Eclipse, the world's largest and most expensive privately owned yacht at a cost of about $450 million.... Read More

Eclipse is World's Largest Privately Owned Yacht

Jun 15, 2009  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Drum roll, please. In the never-ending battle of the attention-seeking super-rich owners of yachts, superyachts, and megayachts, Roman Abramovich is now roosting at the top with his 557-foot long yacht, the Eclipse.... Read More

Oceanfasts New 157-Ft., $22 Million Superyacht

Apr 28, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Yachts: Australian luxury yacht builder Oceanfast has just announced its new 157-ft. (48 meter) semi-custom superyacht, due for completion in July at its shipyard in Western Australia. Offered at $22 million, the sleek fiberglass hull... Read More

How to Buy a Superyacht

Jan 12, 2009  |   Contributor: Benjamin Maltby  |  1 Comment

Superyachts are the summit of success. They offer adventure, comfort, privacy and security. But ownership means responsibility, and, potentially, liability.... Read More

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