JFA Yachts launches Long Island 85′

JFA Yachts launches Long Island 85′

JFA Yachts has launched Long Island 85′ – a new 27-metre aluminium motoryacht. The vessel is designed by naval architect Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group and the interior is designed by Darnet Design. The yacht’s focus is on minimising displacement.

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Y.CO: Charlie Birkett interview

Y.CO: Charlie Birkett interview

Y.CO co-founders Charlie Birkett and Gary Wright started their journey as yacht crew, working at the ground level. In 2004 they opened up an office in Monaco, employing 10 people – now they have grown to one of the largest

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Goldman Sachs sells Oceanco Natita following seizure

Goldman Sachs sells Oceanco Natita following seizure

Goldman Sachs has sold the yacht it seized from entrepreneur William Kallop for $27.5 million – a 30% discount on its $39.9 million asking price. On 15 July, Goldman Sachs seized the 66-metre superyacht S/Y Natita after Kallop defaulted on

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China Zhongwang buys majority stake in SilverYachts

China Zhongwang buys majority stake in SilverYachts

Aluminium exporting giant China Zhongwang has acquired a controlling stake in SilverYachts, a Perth-based shipyard that produces all-aluminium superyachts. The acquisition was announced in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock exchange yesterday. China Zhongwang, the second largest aluminium extrusion

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Turquoise begins building new 74-meter

Turquoise begins building new 74-meter

Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts has began construction on a new 74-meter motoryacht, expected to be delivered at the end of 2019. The motoryacht’s exterior is designed by A.Vallicelli and C.Yacht Designs and the interior courtesy of Ken Freivokh Design Team. She

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Fort Lauderdale 2017: Amels and Damen’s support vessel showcase

Fort Lauderdale 2017: Amels and Damen’s support vessel showcase

Amels and Damen will feature two yacht support vessels at the Fort Lauderdale boat show 2017. The Netherlands shipyard and its parent company will showcasing two 55-metre Damen yacht support vessels, New Frontiers (pictured above) and Axis, at the Superyacht Life

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Project Ayla sold

Project Ayla sold

Heesen’s 50-metre aluminium yacht, Project Ayla, has been sold to a client introduced by brokerage firm Abberley Luxury Yachts. Her interior was designed by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, marking the sixth collaboration between the two companies. The 5000 aluminium class

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Feadship launches 47m Project 697

Feadship launches 47m Project 697

Feadship has launched a new 47-metre superyacht, the classically styled Project 697. The tri-deck displacement yacht was designed entirely in house with both architecture and interior design courtesy of Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. The vessel was built for an

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Y.CO sells Mon Plaisir

Y.CO sells Mon Plaisir

UK brokerage company Y.CO has sold Heesen’s Mon Plaisir. Jonathan Zwaans represented the buyer in the transaction. Heesen launched the 46.7 metre motoryacht in 2008. Netherlands-based Omega architects designed its exterior and the interior was designed in-house at Heesen. The

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Azimut Yachts to display 18 models at Fort Lauderdale 2017

Azimut Yachts to display 18 models at Fort Lauderdale 2017

Azimut Yachts will showcase 18 models at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017 from 1-5 November. The company is to display the Azimut S7, which will be making its first appearance on the US market. Eighteen yachts will be

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