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OceanXplorer : A superyacht built to research

OceanXplorer : A superyacht built to research

The 87.1m superyacht-cum-research-vessel, OceanXplorer, has been relaunched from Damen’s shipyard based in Gorinchem, Netherlands following a two-year refit. She was built in 2010 at the Freire shipyard in Spain and spent her life until now as a deep-sea survey vessel

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Sunreef Yachts’ new partnership: Own a floating installation

Sunreef Yachts’ new partnership: Own a floating installation

Sunreef Yachts has announced a partnership with Miami-based artist, Alexander Mijares, whose first piece, adorning a 70 Sunreef Power catamaran, is currently up for sale. The yacht with a fully wrapped hull, entitled Pieces of Me, was displayed at last

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Solar yacht capable of limitless sailing with zero emissions

Solar yacht capable of limitless sailing with zero emissions

Two catamarans, the Serenity 64 and 74, are on trend for the 2020s. Sustainability is driving change almost everywhere you look and the superyachting industry is no different. Grand Cayman-based Serenity Yachts just unveiled two newly designed solar-powered catamarans at

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Bilgin launches Turkey’s largest and greenest yacht to date

Bilgin launches Turkey’s largest and greenest yacht to date

The largest superyacht ever built by a Turkish shipyard has been launched by Bilgin Yachts from the West Istanbul Marina. The launch is the first in the 80-metre Bilgin 263 series, with another two hulls planned for delivery in 2021.

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Smooth operator: Foiler’s all-new anti G-force technology takes inspiration from aviation

Smooth operator: Foiler’s all-new anti G-force technology takes inspiration from aviation

ENATA Marine just announced that its “flying superyacht”, Foiler, now includes an all-new active stability mode which counteracts the physics of G-force. ENATA said the latest advances relating to the Foiler’s stability have been heavily informed by its in-house aerospace

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Sunseeker yacht, worth $4m, impounded over legal row in Florida port

Sunseeker yacht, worth $4m, impounded over legal row in Florida port

A $4m Sunseeker International 74 Sport Yacht has been impounded in a Florida port for nearly four months, during an unresolved legal row between the manufacturer, its US distributor, a broker and the yacht’s would-be owner.  US marshals arrested the

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Princess Yachts launch first-in-range X95

Princess Yachts launch first-in-range X95

British shipbuilder, Princess Yachts, has launched its all-new 29-metre X95 luxury yacht from its Plymouth shipyard. The motoryacht is the first off the product line for the new X range and its “super flybridge design” is being marketed by Princess

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Heesen’s Project Triton ready for sale, as second hybrid launched

Heesen’s Project Triton ready for sale, as second hybrid launched

Heesen’s new superyacht Project Triton will be ready for delivery at the end of February 2020. Superyacht builder Heesen is seeking a buyer for its 50-metre steel class Project Triton, which is undergoing sea trials in the North Sea, after

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Hydrogen: minimising impact does not necessarily mean minimising space

Hydrogen: minimising impact does not necessarily mean minimising space

A major drawback of hydrogen-fuelled yachts is the amount of utilisable space taken up by the infrastructure required for hydrogen-electric propulsion, according to Simon Brealey of Lateral Naval Architects. Lateral recently released its propulsion concept for the future of yachting,

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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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