View from the bridge: the value of design input from experienced crew

View from the bridge: the value of design input from experienced crew

Better by design: captain Iain Flockhart argues that superyacht crews should be consulted when planning yacht designs. The vast majority of people who design yachts have never spent any appreciable time working at sea, writes captain Iain Flockhart This leaves

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Sanlorenzo aiming for €650m valuation as float nears

Sanlorenzo aiming for €650m valuation as float nears

Massimo Perotti was named as Italy’s Entrepreneur of the Year by EY.  He will continue to be the majority shareholder after the float. Sanlorenzo, the Italian yard, is hoping to be worth between €552m and about €656m when it lists

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Lexus targets a global market for its new luxury yacht

Lexus targets a global market for its new luxury yacht

Lexus’s new LY 650 comes with a price tag of $4.85m for a fully-optioned model. Prestige carmaker Lexus is targeting a global market – particularly areas already familiar with its brand – for its debut luxury yacht; the 19.4-metre flybridge

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OPINION: ‘My other car … is a luxury yacht’

OPINION: ‘My other car … is a luxury yacht’

Luxury carmaker Lexus has ventured into the world of luxury yachts with its debut launch. Car bumper (or fender if you’re American) stickers that proudly proclaimed: “My other car is …” became widely popular about 15 years ago. Among the

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View from the bridge: Chase boat vs a larger yacht

View from the bridge: Chase boat vs a larger yacht

Support vessels, such as Joy Rider, offer significant benefits to superyacht owners: captain Iain Flockhart. As the encouraging trend for more large yachts to get away from the same old cruising grounds and to cruise further afield seems to  gather

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Two superyachts fall victim to $20m blaze in Fort Lauderdale

Two superyachts fall victim to $20m blaze in Fort Lauderdale

The superyacht blaze is estimated to have caused $20m worth of damage. (Photo credit: FLFR). Two multi-million dollar superyachts undergoing repairs and refits at the Universal Marine Center shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida have been devastated in a blaze that

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Carmaker Lexus goes beyond the road with luxury yacht launch

Carmaker Lexus goes beyond the road with luxury yacht launch

My other car is a luxury yacht: Carmaker Lexus has launched an ocean-going 19.4-metre flybridge cruiser. Carmaker Lexus has launched a 19.4-metre luxury flybridge cruiser, the LY 650 yacht, working in partnership with American boatbuilder Marquis Yachts and Italian yacht-design

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OPINION: Novel luxury yacht stands up to the competition

OPINION: Novel luxury yacht stands up to the competition

The novel Mansion Yachts uses four hydraulic legs to stand up to the competition. Asked to picture a luxury yacht, most people are likely to conjure up an image of a sleek superyacht cutting elegantly through azure waters. Sharp prowed

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Majesty 140 superyacht wins Best of Show award at Fort Lauderdale show

Majesty 140 superyacht wins Best of Show award at Fort Lauderdale show

Winning design: The Majesty 140 won the Best of Show award at Fort Lauderdale. The Majesty 140 superyacht, all 43m of her, has won the Best of Show award at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year. First-time exhibitor

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Stainless-steel superyacht ‘tempts billionaires’ at Fort Lauderdale show

Stainless-steel superyacht ‘tempts billionaires’ at Fort Lauderdale show

The novel Mansion Yachts vessel, which can hoist itself 4.5m above the seabed,  featured in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A stainless-steel superyacht – the novel Mansion Yacht, boasting 836sq metres of deck space and equipped with four hydraulic

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