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Solaris has undergone trials in North Sea

Solaris has undergone trials in North Sea

The 140m superyacht Solaris, one of the largest private yachts launched in recent years, has been spotted undertaking sea trials in the North Sea. The yacht was photographed as she underwent trials last weekend. The sighting comes after the superyacht

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Ferretti Yachts 1000 launched: The largest ever built by the shipyard

Ferretti Yachts 1000 launched: The largest ever built by the shipyard

The first Ferretti Yachts 1000, the shipyard’s first 100% wide-body vessel, has been launched from the builder’s Cattolica-based facility in Italy. While only just unveiled, Ferretti Yachts said the 1000 looks “set to be a huge success”, with the first

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Pagarus the amphibious catamaran concept

Pagarus the amphibious catamaran concept

Pagarus is the 25m, solar-powered, amphibious catamaran concept launched by Lazzarini Design Studio. The idea began life as a military vehicle, the name Pagarus originates from the Latin word for crab hence its shape.  To reinforce the main body and stiffen the ride, a bridge steel

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French 70% VAT rule exemption for 2020

French 70% VAT rule exemption for 2020

Commercial operations, both charter and transport contracts, have been given an exemption from meeting the 70% VAT rule for the past year, by the French tax authorities. In light of the global pandemic and limited opportunity for charter in 2020,

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Heesen’s biggest ever steel displacement yacht due in 2021

Heesen’s biggest ever steel displacement yacht due in 2021

Heesen’s largest ever steel displacement yacht is currently in build and due for launch in 2021. Hull and superstructure were joined in October last year and the interior fit-out is substantially completed. At 60m overall, with a half-load displacement of

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Royal Huisman flagship nears delivery following sea trial completion 

Royal Huisman flagship nears delivery following sea trial completion 

 Sea Eagle II, the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht, is due to be delivered next month following completion of sailing trials.    The 81m superyacht, which began construction in June 2017, was launched back in January, however due to the outbreak

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Nobiskrug launches hybrid superyacht that can operate in total silence

Nobiskrug launches hybrid superyacht that can operate in total silence

German shipbuilder, Nobiskrug, last week launched a 262ft hybrid superyacht that it claims is capable of operating in total silence. The vessel is hailed by its designer, Gregory C. Marshall, as Nobiskrug’s coolest project to date: “We are super excited

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Damen launches 55-metre yacht-support vessel Blue Ocean

Damen launches 55-metre yacht-support vessel Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean’s after deck is big enough to accommodate a float plane and several large tenders. Damen has launched its latest superyacht-support vessel – the 55-metre Blue Ocean – at its shipyard in Antalya, in Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region. A

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Pocket superyacht CROSSOVER 27 aims to solve ‘an industry wide problem’

Pocket superyacht CROSSOVER 27 aims to solve ‘an industry wide problem’

The newest project by Lynx Yachts, CROSSOVER 27, true to its name is a pocket-superyacht aiming to meet the requirements of active superyachting by merging the capabilities of a support vessel and explorer yacht. The yacht is due for delivery

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Tankoa and Camper & Nicholsons announce sale of third S501 hull

Tankoa and Camper & Nicholsons announce sale of third S501 hull

Tankoa Yachts has sold its S501 hull with the assistance of Fernando Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons. Built on speculation, S501 is the third hull in the Genoan shipyard’s all-aluminium 50-metre series designed by Francesco Paszkowski and is due to

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