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Heesen Yachts Releases Compilation Video of Their Storied History

May 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We’re not even at 2015’s halfway point and Heesen Yachts has already released a compilation video featuring some of their “finest creations and the beauty of the yacht life.” The Dutch shipbuilding company certainly knows how to put their best bow forward and considering they have over 30 years of experience in the industry, it’s really no surprise. 

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What's the Best Superyacht Accessory? A Smaller, Sportier Hunton Powerboat

Apr 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You may already have a luxury yacht, but without a little powerhouse of a vessel, you won’t have as much fun on the water as you should. Newest to the Hunton line, the XRS43 powerboat is a lovely combination of classic design and sleek, modern aesthetics. Hitting a top speed of 70 knots (that’s just over 80 mph), the boat will definitely be able to give you a thrill. 

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So Just How Much Does it Cost to Own a Super Yacht?

Apr 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When buying a luxury yacht, you have to consider much more than the price of the vessel itself. There's the obvious, like fuel costs and general upkeep, but you also have to find the perfect place to dock your new baby and you'll have to pay a crew to keep it running. And if you're going to go all-out, the yacht should be worth it. 

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Take a Yacht Break and Row Out in These Beautiful Handcrafted Guideboats

Apr 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We’ve covered plenty of high-powered yachts and sailboats, but it’s about time for something a little simpler. Based in Vermont, Adirondack Guideboat is a small company that handcrafts gorgeous vessels from Kevlar and cedar. If these are good enough for Martha Stewart, who owns one herself, they’re certainly good enough for us.

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Pastrovich Studio Creates 55m X-Easy Concept for Simplified Cruising

Apr 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The new 55m X-Easy concept from Pastrovich Studio is designed to do exactly what its name implies: make your life at sea super easy. From our interview with Stefano Pastrovich, we know all about his desire to create beautiful, innovative vessels that challenge the status-quo of yacht design, while still catering to the needs of each individual owner. The X-Easy is meant for those of us who enjoy the simpler things in life, like relaxing among friends and family while quietly cruising the waters.  

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London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show Kicks Off the Summer Travel Season

Mar 12, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summertime isn’t too far off, which means many are already looking to book yacht charters and figure out where they’ll be jetting off to for vacation. Wanting to take advantage of that, the London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show is hitting the UK city April 8-10. Bringing together the best forms of luxury transportation, the bespoke event will be held by the River Thames at Old Billingsgate and St. Katharine Docks. 

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Need a Reason to Charter a Yacht for Your Next Vacation? We Have Seven

Feb 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Charter World

Whatever destination around the world you might choose for your holiday there is a fantastic charter yacht waiting for you. Chartering a luxury yacht is perhaps the best way to explore the wonders of the world, and here are seven reasons why you should embark on this unforgettable journey and never look back.

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Earn Epic Bragging Rights by Racing America’s Cup Class Yachts Across Lake Michigan

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chicagoans will soon be getting an exclusive opportunity to experience two very famous International America’s Cup Class Yachts: the Dennis Conner's USA 34 Stars & Stripes and the Waikiki Yacht Club Challenge's USA 54 Abracadabra. As part of the Next Level Sailing Chicago hands-on experience starting May 15, people will get the chance to compete in a sailing yacht race across Lake MichigaRead More

"World's Fastest" Dutch-Built Sportster Galatea Up For World Superyacht Award

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Heesen Yachts has launched over 170 vessels since it was founded in 1978, including the star of the above video, Galatea. According to the company, Galatea is the world’s fastest Dutch-built sportster, reaching a top speed of 28 knots (around 32.2mph), making it no surprise that she is a finalist for the World Superyacht Awards.

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Wider Yachts Shows Off Plans for Spacious W125 at Miami Boat Show

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wider Yachts recently announced their plans for their Wider 125 superyacht at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami. With a tagline of “Never Enough,” the company spent over a year researching and designing the ideal vessel for yacht owners. The all-aluminum displacement yacht was conceived by designer Fulvio De Simoni, the mind behind the W150 and W165, ensuring that the new superyacht maintains the same style (and diesel electric technology) as the rest of the range.  

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What It's Really Like to Captain a Yacht and Live Life on the High Seas

Feb 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Charter World

Captain Chris Stollery talks about the Berret Racoupeau-designed luxury catamaran LIR, his years of professional experience as well as life aboard this fantastic vessel. LIR is a beautiful Victoria 67 sailing yacht and at 20.44 meters (67 foot) provides comfortable and stylish accommodation in four spacious cabins to up to eight charter guests in total. All cabins have their own en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, and feature contemporary and elegant decor.

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Eco-Friendly Arcadia 85 Yacht is Swathed in Solar Panels

Feb 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Innovative Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts are known for their eco-friendly designs and their Arcadia 85 is no different. Soon to enjoy its US debut at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, the nearly 85-foot long vessel looks like a super cool combination of a luxury yacht and a James Bond-like hideaway.

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Moorings Slick Power Catamaran to Arrive in Four New Destinations in 2015

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Moorings recently announced that to keep up with global demand they will be expanding the presence of their power catamaran, the 514 PC, to four new destinations this year. The vessel is currently available to charter in the British Virgin Islands and The Bahamas, and will be brought to St. Martin in April. From there, The Moorings 514 PC will make its way to Agana, Croatia in May for its Mediterranean debut, and then to St. Lucia and Grenada in July.

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Take Your V-Day Plans to the High Seas on a VanDutch Luxury Yacht

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? If you don’t perhaps you should spend an evening with VanDutch. For Valentine’s Day the luxury yacht brand will be offering two unique dining experiences—one that takes place by land, the other by sea.

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Uniquely-Shaped Tri60 Trimaran to be "Perfect Balance" of Style, Speed and Space

Feb 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last week BMT Group and McConaghy Boats announced that the Tri60 will be headed to development, and we can't wait to see this super cool 60-foot trimaran made into a reality. Meant to be the perfect balance between style, speed, and space, the Tri60 was short-listed for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015 in the Yacht Concept up to 40m category.

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