Project Ragnar has been launched following conversion

Project Ragnar has been launched following conversion

The 68.2-meter explorer superyacht Project Ragnar, has launched from Icon Yachts’ Netherlands shipyard, following a two-and-a-half-year conversion. Originally an icebreaker named Sananborg, the vessel was built in the Netherlands in 2012 as a multi-purpose support supply ship. The Harlingen-based shipyard,

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OPINION: Brexit Britain finally casts off from the EU

OPINION: Brexit Britain finally casts off from the EU

Goodbye, Au revoir, Auf wiedersehen: the UK says farewell to the EU: or begins to. Image courtesy of MW Finn.    So, it’s finally happening. After years of rancorous debate, the UK will finally cast off from Europe at 11pm

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OPINION: Green goals supplant the need for speed

OPINION: Green goals supplant the need for speed

Philippe Briand’s new 60-metre sailing superyacht SY200 concept is designed to appeal to Millennials. It used to be all about speed. Superyachts under sail were often designed to win regattas while delivering a good deal of luxury. Luxurious interiors remain

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Project Telex is ‘designed for families and adventurers’

Project Telex is ‘designed for families and adventurers’

The 65-metre Project Telex superyacht design draws on naval inspiration to envision a luxury yacht that will appeal to both families and adventurers, according to its British designer Bannenburg and Rowell (B&R). “Freely inspired by assertive military forms, and seeking

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Electric ‘Swiss Army Knife’ tender highlights trend for 2020

Electric ‘Swiss Army Knife’ tender highlights trend for 2020

Electric-powered designs were much in evidence at last week’s Dusseldorf Boat Show – with one described as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of tenders. The Netherlands-based boat builder DutchCraft and Finnish e-boat builder, Q-Yachts, both showcased electric-powered designs alongside 48 other

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Superyachts and tenders star at Dusseldorf’s Boot 2020

Superyachts and tenders star at Dusseldorf’s Boot 2020

Sanlorenzo’s new superyacht the 29.1-metre SL96 and the main deck from Princess Yachts’ X95 were among the star attractions in the Superyacht Halls at the Dusseldorf Boot show last week. Making its debut at the show, the SL96 is the

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View From The Bridge: Developing 2020 vision for the year ahead

View From The Bridge: Developing 2020 vision for the year ahead

Responsible yachting is likely to be one of the key themes of 2020. This article explores some of the key trends that are likely to shape the superyachting world of 2020, writes captain Iain Flockhart. My editor pipped me to

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Sailing superyacht concept with zero carbon emissions ‘appeals to young’

Sailing superyacht concept with zero carbon emissions ‘appeals to young’

A new 60-metre sailing superyacht concept – promising zero-carbon emissions and designed to appeal to wealthy Millennials – has been unveiled by London-design house Philippe Briand. The SY200 design incorporates sails that can harness the power equivalent of 2,000kW in

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Superyacht recruitment agency YPI CREW acquires Edmiston

Superyacht recruitment agency YPI CREW acquires Edmiston

Recruitment in the sun: YPI CREW is based at Port Vauban, Antibes, South of France. Luxury yacht recruitment agency YPI CREW has acquired the recruitment division of Edmiston and is taking on all its crew-placement business. From January 1st, Edmiston

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OPINION: Top three themes point the way ahead

OPINION: Top three themes point the way ahead

Green yacht designs, as incorporated in the Baltic Yachts’s foil-equipped Baltic 142 Canova, proved popular with readers. Superyacht Investor’s three most popular themes of the past six months – luxury yacht finances and tax liability, crew management and green propulsion systems

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