$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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La Reserve by Oceania Creates The Perfect Pairing at Sea of Gourmet Foods & Wine Aficionados

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Tricia Conover

La Reserve by Wine Spectator is the exclusive 24-seat wine and food pairing restaurant-at-sea featured on Oceania’s Riviera and Marina ocean liners. From its dining venues to a hands-on Bon Appétit Culinary Center (all of which are driven by celebrity chef Jacques Pépin), it comes as no surprise that Oceania won the Best for Foodies award in the 2015 Fodor’s World's Best Cruises list. 

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SeaOrbiter Underwater Habitat Takes Us 100 Ft. Below the Ocean & Into the Future of Sea Exploration

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In 1977, architect Jacques Rougerie built the Galathée, his first underwater habitat design. The semi-mobile laboratory was able to be moored as deep as 196 feet with little environmental impact. Since then, Rougerie has developed other marine structures for mostly scientific purposes, but his newest project blows them all out of the water. Created to advance sea exploration, SeaOrbiter is a vertical vessel that is part ship and part submarine.

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Heesen Yachts’ New 124-Ft., Apartment-Style Nina Was Designed for the American Yachtsman

Nov 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This past weekend, Heesen Yachts showed off their newest project at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which wraps up today. Called Project Nina, the 124-foot motoryacht was apparently designed with American yachtsmen in mind and features work from the Milan-based studio, Hot Lab. 

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VIDEO: Luckiest Women in the World Awakens on the Sunrise Yachts 63m M/Y Irimari

Oct 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In the above video from Sunrise Yachts, a beautiful woman dreams of the perfect luxury yacht and then awakens to find herself actually on one. Talk about lucky—I’ve dreamt of Tom Hiddleston and I on a boat and it didn't come true. The superyacht this charmed lady ends up on is the 63m M/Y Irimari. Designed by Espen Øino, the design can accommodate 12 guests across six suites and has enough room for 17 crewmembers.

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6 Simple Ways to Own a Luxury Yacht and Be Environmentally Conscious

Oct 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Legacy Building Solutions

As concerns about climate change continue to reverberate around the globe, every industry, lifestyle and person stands to be affected, regardless of political persuasion and socio-economic status. With dangerous storms and rising sea levels becoming more commonplace, yacht owners are finding themselves increasingly curious about the methods in which they, too, can participate in making more environmentally-friendly choices. 

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Russian Billionaire Andrey Melnichenko is Getting Ready to Launch the World’s Largest Sailing Yacht

Oct 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko is worth $9.2 billion and already owns the world’s coolest yacht, the $300 million Philippe Starck-designed A. Before the paint was even dry on A, he had commissioned another vessel—not a replacement, but an addition to his fleet—and when completed it will be the largest sailing yacht in the world. 

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DAMEN's SeaXplorer is Part Luxury Superyacht, Part Exploration Beast

Sep 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Who says a superyacht can’t be used for Antarctican exploration? Dutch shipyard DAMEN loves challenging expectations and have done just that with their new SeaXplorer range. Made up three vessels (65, 90 and 100 meters), the lineup has officially had its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show and based on these concept photos, we can’t wait to see them in person.

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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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Super Clean Mercedes-Benz WIND Power Watercraft Concept Uses Hydro Wings to Harness Natural Energy

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Cars are great, but designer Slavomir Ozanik feels that they are starting to lose their appeal since we spend so much of our time in them—at some point driving even the nicest model can become routine. Wanting to bring some thrill back into transportation, one that is actually good for the environment, Ozanik has created the Mercedes-Benz Wind Power concept hydrocraft. 

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This 80-Foot Yacht Comes With Ostrich Feather Couches and a Retractable Roof

Sep 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you have yet to see the Dominator 800, now is a good time to familiarize yourself. The 80-foot luxury yacht is nearly 20 feet wide and according to the company, “combines stunning exterior design with the latest technology in operating systems and propulsion.” 

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10 World Premieres You Should Check Out at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 38th annual Cannes Yachting Festival is getting ready to kick off on September 8 and for six days the bay will be packed full of stunning designs, at least 100 of which will be world premieres. Expecting over 50,000 international guests to the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the event is more than prepared to wow visitors with test-drives and exclusive offerings—like their new Riviera Card, which is way better than their pre-existing VIP card and includes the use of a helicopter. 

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You May Find it Pretty Hard to Resist Chartering the All-Inclusive Irresistible Yacht

Aug 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There is so much to do in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the best way to experience it all is by bouncing around its four main islands and some of the 50 smaller ones on your own private yacht, like the Irresistible. The 2014 Monte Fino features a wet bar, Jacuzzi, a kayak and paddle board, snorkeling and fishing gear, and a tender to take ashore for when you want to explore caves and relax on the beach. The best part? It’s available to charter through Inspirato, meaning that the company will customize whatever itinerary you want so you don’t have to worry about it. 

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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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Sunreef Yachts Sends Their New 58-Foot Dragon Fly Catamaran Off to Meet Her New Owners in Lisbon

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It may not look much like the colorful insect, but the newly launched Sunreef Dragon Fly catamaran is certainly attractive enough. The 58-foot sailing vessel, after passing a lengthy series of tests and trail runs, is currently on her way to her new owners in Lisbon, Portugal. 

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