The Western Hemisphere's First Superyacht Marina adds Nightlife to the Mix

Jun 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Did you know that the United States didn't have a superyacht marina until recently? The Western Hemisphere’s first deep water superyacht marina opened in Miami this past January and is called Island Gardens Deep Harbour, situated on Watson Island. The Deep Harbour’s 5,000 linear feet of slips have been designed specifically to accommodate a wide array of vessels, but they’re intentionally targeting megayachts reaching 500-feet-plus in length. There is also accommodation for smaller powerboats and tenders servicing said yachts. The marina is host to a variety of amenities, including yacht charter services, international aircraft facilities and United States Customs capabilities.

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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.

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These are the Companies That Painstakingly Handmake Entire Yachts

May 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Building a custom-designed, handmade yacht comes with an impressive set of challenges for yachtmakers: standing out in a crowded market, offering exceptional customer service, providing one-of-a-kind specifications, executing to the highest of safety standards, and, of course, making sure the craft is functional.

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Peek Inside the $73M Benetti II∙II Superyacht

Feb 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Miami is full of luxury yachts right now, with three major shows going on at one time. If we had to choose one though, we would pick Yachts Miami Beach and Benetti’s $73 million II∙II superyacht is why. First unveiled in Monaco, the 200-foot beauty boasts an attention-grabbing vertical axe bow and four decks designed to make you swoon.  

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$28M GENESI Superyacht Proves it Can Run on Battery With Zero Emissions

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wider's new €26,000,000 (USD $28M) GENESI project is moving along steadily, having recently moved to a new stage in its sea trials. The company has switched focus to the vessel’s lithium polymer battery banks that are at the core of the luxury superyacht’s power supply, reporting that the tests were a total success.

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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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Watch a $6.2M Superyacht Sink Off the Coast of Greece & Be Glad It's Not Yours

Aug 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ever wonder what a $6.2-million-dollar yacht sinking looks like? Now you don’t have to ponder, because you have the above video to watch (while cringing, of course). The superyacht in question was off the coast of Mykonos when it hit a barrier reef late last week in the wee hours of the morning. Due to the strike, the vessel (which is called Aloha) started taking on water and the four people onboard had to be rescued by a patrol boat. Thankfully, no one was hurt—unless you count their hearts fracturing from the loss.

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Customizable 115 Sunreef Power Combines the Best of Catamarans With Superyachts

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 115 Sunreef Power was designed for the type of client who truly loves everything a catamaran has to offer, especially the large open spaces and increased stability, but one who also admires the sleek look of superyachts. Add in the Sunreef standard of custom luxury finishings and you have the newest addition to the company's Power Custom line. 

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New Federico Fiorentino Superyacht Concept Is Already Drawing Attention

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Superyacht designer Federico Fiorentino just revealed a brand new 50-meter concept called The Belafonte (which bears very little—if any—resemblance to Steve Zissou's research vessel). The aluminum design features a sweeping exterior that is interrupted briefly for three decks that offer various living spaces and a retro bronze coloring that will definitely stand out from other vessels. 

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USA Nearly Nudged Out of Top 10 in New Ranking of World's Largest Yachts

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Boat International, the luxury yachting magazine that has been an industry authority for over 30 years, has just published its new ranking of the world’s largest yachts, showing that American moguls are rapidly losing their status among top global owners. So many of the world’s most sizable vessels are now owned by royals and billionaires from the UAE that they dominate the list completely, leaving only two U.S. owners among the world’s top 20. 

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2012 Motor Yacht of the Year: Tango Spotted Cruising in San Diego Waters

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you were hanging around the San Diego Bay this past Saturday (perhaps sunbathing on the deck of your newest catamaran), you may have noticed Tango, 2012's Motor Yacht of the Year, cruising around. Built in 2011 by Feadship, this impressive superyacht is one of the top ranked vessels in the world and spotting her 254-foot frame was amazing.

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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

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

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

Charter The World's Coolest Superyacht for $1 Million Per Month

Dec 6, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Luxury Yachting: For $1 million per month you can now charter the world’s coolest superyacht, the 164-ft. Exuma built by Perini Navi, in the South Pacific. The Exuma, the first motor yacht from the world-famous builder of the Maltese Falcon, and can accommodate ten guests in five luxurious staterooms. An unnamed celebrity has already booked passage on the chic ship. The aluminum-hulled Exuma, which will also be available for charter by the week for $250,000 (pending availability) is the first model in the newly-launched Picchiotti Vitruvius series, a collaboration between Perini Navi, Vitruvius Ltd. and famed naval architect Philippe Briand.... Read More

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