The Basics of Restoring a Yacht

Jan 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Jeff Nevil

A news story about a woman in New Zealand who recently listed her luxury yacht for sale at a starting price of $1 recently caught my eye. Despite the low price tag, the vessel was insured for $800,000.

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James Bond's Skyfall 183-Foot Superyacht For Sale

Jan 25, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you were paying attention back in 2012, you probably know that Regina, the yacht used in the James Bond film Skyfall, was for sale. At the time, the 183-foot vessel was being sold for €11 million (around USD $14 million at the time) and could be chartered for weekly jaunts for around €50,000 per week. Five years later, and the Bond superyacht is back on the market.

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Windstar Sailing: The Best of Yachting & Cruising

Nov 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

For those who need to vacation apart from crowds but still want to see the world’s iconic landmarks, sailing yacht cruises are the perfect way to explore and make friends. The ships offer something a little larger than a typical boat but are more private than a cruise liner. We ventured around the Mediterranean on one of Windstar Cruises’ classic sailing yachts.

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Can China be a Driving Force in the Superyacht Industry?

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Luxify Asia

Last fall the world-leading, Chinese superyacht manufacturer Pride Mega Yachts launched a new 88.8 meter superyacht called Illusion at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.

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5 Sailing & Yacht Charters to Indulge Your Seafaring Fantasies This Summer

Jun 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s the perfect weather for sailing, and we’ve found some of the best vessels for your most indulgent seafaring fantasies. Whether you prefer a lavishly appointed tall ship, a set departure on a specialty small ship, a fully crewed charter, or to captain and crew your own boat, there’s a company to fit your needs and a suggested destination on where to set your coordinates.

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Four Seasons' New Private Island Retreat is a UNESCO Hideaway

Jun 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This month, Four Seasons unveiled the newest addition to its collection, a private island retreat located on a UNESCO hideaway located in a World Biosphere Reserve. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll will open later this year on the five-acre archipelago and will be available to exclusive, whole-island bookings only.

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Custom Yachts Pave the Way for Custom Tenders

Jun 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

So you’ve got the yacht, but do you have the necessary accessories to go with? So much time and attention is spent on yacht design that the smaller details often go overlooked. Florida boat maker Wave Custom Boats emerged from the ashes of now-defunct Nautica International to start a line of custom yacht tenders and limousines. Owner Ian Burry explains, “We always look forward to engaging with clients to create the perfect yacht and tender combinations that will match the mothership expectations. We design each tender to be unique, so it can match the heart of a mega yacht designer’s dream.” He has enlisted designer Fabrizio DiCarne, who was trained at BMW and sharpened his skills at Nouvurania and Naut... Read More

Meet the World's Newest Solar-Powered Catamaran Yacht

Jun 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

A new catamaran concept has been revealed by Swedish designer Dennis Ingemansson and Egon Faiss of the yachtbuilders Nedship Group. Dreamed up during 2015’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 50 meter boat its final design stages, intended to reduce the time it would take to reach the build phase once cleared for construction. The catamaran, which is able to be adapted to shorter lengths, is solar-powered, which is the Nedship Group’s specialty. The main focus of this design is to be as green as possible, so the designers included over 160 meters of solar cells, which are included in the boat’s exterior surfaces. The large solar cell area, combined with a hybrid&... Read More

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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Aston Martin's First Boat Channels James Bond

May 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Should you drive or take the boat? Thanks to Aston Martin, you won't have to choose anymore. Famous for zippy roadsters that have graced many a James Bond film, Aston Martin has decided to try its hand at boating. We told you about it last year, when it was still just a concept.

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How To Blow $100K in Cannes

May 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Champagne is flowing, your tan is glowing, and the yacht is pulling into Port Le Vieux, Cannes—things are about to get a lot more exciting. It’s time to blow some dough in one of Europe’s most expensive cities and experience the most lavish French Riviera vacation you can imagine. If you’ve got funds to burn, there’s no better place than Cannes to do so, and we’ve got a guide on just exactly how to do it. 

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Beneteau Kicks Off New Range With the Oceanis Yacht 62

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Calling it a new way of sharing magical (and confidential) moments together, Beneteau’s first vessel in their more recent luxury range is called the Oceanis Yacht 62. While they already have a lineup called Oceanis, this one is completely separate and will feature boats from 53 to 73 feet long. 

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Island Hop Your Way Through the BVI With a Private Yacht & Helicopter

Mar 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s nothing that a little sunshine, warm water and ocean breezes can’t cure (in our opinion). And if the British Virgin Islands are on your travel list, Hallas Travels has a new way to warm up your post-winter bones. The tour operator’s Island Hopping Experience is a seven-day getaway loaded with five-course dinners, helicopter excursions and your own private yacht and staff for the week. 

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Stefano Pastrovich On the Future of Yacht Design

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With Genoese Stefano Pastrovich at the helm, Pastrovich Studio continually creates sailing and motor yacht designs that are not only beautiful, but challenging to the status quo. From the beginning of his career collaborating with the Martin Francis Design Studio to being appointed Chief Designer at Wally Yachts to starting his own company in 2005, Pastrovich has developed a unique synergy with the sea that doesn't rely on contemporary styles or trends. 

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