Project Phi preparing for sea trials

Project Phi preparing for sea trials

Royal Huisman‘s 58.5m Project Phi has departed the Vollenhove-based new build yard on its way to begin sea trials. After hitting the water back in July, the superyacht is due to be delivered later this year alongside its 36m shadow

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Perini Navi receives two takeover bids

Perini Navi receives two takeover bids

This week has seen two bids for the faltering yacht builder, Perini Navi. The Italian Sea Group announced on Tuesday it had placed a €47m bid for the acquisition of the “entire corporate complex” of Perini following its bankruptcy in

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Boom time for yacht sales and charter. (But what next?)

Boom time for yacht sales and charter. (But what next?)

Superyacht sales and charter are showing record growth. But for how much longer? And what happens when the market cools? Those were the key questions at Superyacht Investor’s recent Town Hall online meeting dedicated to last month’s Monaco Yacht Show. Also under

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Oceanco launches largest private yacht to date

Oceanco launches largest private yacht to date

Dutch shipbuilder, Oceanco’s Project 721, the largest superyacht it has ever built, has just launched at the builder’s Zwijndrecht-based facility, on its way to Alblasserdam, where the final fitting-out will take place. Delivery is scheduled for 2022 after the sailing

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Heesen begins building hybrid Project Oslo24

Heesen begins building hybrid Project Oslo24

Heesen has officially begun the construction of the Dutch builder’s hybrid, Project Oslo24. A keel-laying ceremony on October 4, saw the owners weld their “good luck coins” to the structure. The occasion was also witnessed by a Lloyd’s Register surveyor

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Nobiskrug lands first post-takeover contract

Nobiskrug lands first post-takeover contract

Nobiskrug has landed a refit contract for a 120m+ superyacht, two months after it was taken over following financial trouble which threatened the future of the German yard. The yacht refit contract is the first contract Lars Windhorst, founder and

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Wooden-hybrid yacht Zattera in-build

Wooden-hybrid yacht Zattera in-build

An all-new wooden 24m yacht Zattera is under construction at Castagnola Yacht in Lavagna, Italy. The vessel is the idea of Renzo Piano and Olav Selvaag, with design and construction assistance from Nauta Design, Francesco Rogantin and Siemens Energy. Zattera’s

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Damen: Two weeks, two sales

Damen: Two weeks, two sales

Damen Yachting has confirmed the sale of a new Amels 60. She will be the fifth hull to be delivered from the 60m Amels Limited Editions range when delivered in early 2024. This is second Amels 60 sale in as

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Ferretti reports record-breaking September

Ferretti reports record-breaking September

Ferretti Group’s strong 2021 continues as the Italian firm posts a record-breaking September. The builder’s order intake in the first three quarters of the year now exceeds €900m, over €220m in September alone. “This year for Ferretti Group is like

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Project Pelagos sold by Arksen

Project Pelagos sold by Arksen

UK-based shipbuilder, Arksen has sold Project Pelagos, the second hull in its Arksen 85 flagship series. The firm, based out of the Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, currently has the 27.3m vessel in-build and is due for

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