Enigma crew rescued from burning yacht

Enigma crew rescued from burning yacht

The 75m sailing yacht, Enigma (previously called Phocea), caught fire Sunday morning (February 21st) off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued all seven crew uninjured from the sinking yacht. Once the fire was detected

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2020: A game of two halves

2020: A game of two halves

Even if you are not a soccer fan, the 2005 Champions League may still linger on in the mind. Despite being a Manchester United supporter. I remember it clearly. Liverpool 3-0 down at halftime, went on to beat AC Milan

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Amels and Damen confirm Gene Chaser sale

Amels and Damen confirm Gene Chaser sale

Amels and Damen Yachting have confirmed the sale of the 55m yacht support, Gene Chaser. The name of the yacht was unveiled during a ceremony held at the Dutch builder’s yard in Vlissingen. Complete with a research laboratory, the support

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Yamaha and Invictus Yacht announce partnership

Yamaha and Invictus Yacht announce partnership

Yamaha Motor Europe and Invictus Yacht are partnering to “push the boundaries of marine development and engineering”, according to Fabrice Lacoume, Yamaha’s European marine director. The company said the decision to partner was customer-driven, as UNHW clients want the very

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Flagship: The only way is up (pandemic permitting)

Flagship: The only way is up (pandemic permitting)

As the old adage goes: ’Everything comes in threes’. The same could be said for when the global pandemic became a reality in the superyacht sector. Covid-induced anxiety aside, travel and quarantine restrictions and, in a business sense, a fear

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Inmarsat report guides superyachts to cyber security compliance

Inmarsat report guides superyachts to cyber security compliance

Inmarsat has released a free report covering new International Maritime Organization (IMO) obligations and what they mean for yachting professionals. The obligations enter into force in 2022 and the report aims to help owners, managers and captains work to protect

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Yomira: Superyacht charter consultancy service launched

Yomira: Superyacht charter consultancy service launched

Superyacht charter specialist, Yomira, has launched as a charter consultancy service to offer UNHW clients a modernised option when chartering – as would be expected when chartering an aircraft or booking a hotel. With almost 50 years collectively in the

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MarineMax posts record fiscal results in past quarter

MarineMax posts record fiscal results in past quarter

MarineMax has posted record sales and earnings growth for the quarter ending December 31st, 2020. W. Brett McGill, President and CEO, said: “We delivered record sales and earnings growth in the quarter on top of very strong performance a year

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Perini Navi declared bankrupt

Perini Navi declared bankrupt

Italian superyacht yard, Perini Navi has been declared bankrupt after its debt structuring plan was thrown out by an Italian court. According to Italian media (Il Tirreno and Milano Finanza), the Court of Lucca — just west of Florence —

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First look: Amels and Damen custom 58-metre SeaXplorer

First look: Amels and Damen custom 58-metre SeaXplorer

The team at Amels and Damen Yachting has given a first look at the custom SeaXplorer 58 now under construction. Due for delivery in 2022, she will be a globetrotting expedition vessel with an ice class hull. Having already constructed

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