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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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Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Dutch yacht designer, Sinot, has rebutted claims that blueprints for its 112-metre hydrogen-fuelled concept yacht, Aqua, have been bought by Bill Gates. A number of articles have appeared over recent days reporting the sale of the concept, which was unveiled

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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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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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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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Baltic Yachts’s foil-assisted Baltic 142 Canova completes ‘promising’ sea trials

Baltic Yachts’s foil-assisted Baltic 142 Canova completes ‘promising’ sea trials

The 43.3-metre Baltic 142 Canova’s foils are said to improve the cruising performance of the superyacht. Baltic Yachts’s foil-equipped Baltic 142 Canova, which has just completed successful sea trials, epitomises the latest thinking in innovative sailing vessel design, according to

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Superyacht Erica completes her North Sea trials

Superyacht Erica completes her North Sea trials

Luxury yacht Erica has a top speed of nearly 20 knots and, when cruising at 12 knots, has a range of 3,750 nautical miles. The 50-metre superyacht Erica, formerly known as Project Boreas, competed her North Sea trials and is

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Nidec fits electric power plant to the superyacht Wider 165

Nidec fits electric power plant to the superyacht Wider 165

Electric performance: Wider 165 can cruise for more than four hours at five knots without producing emissions of gas in the air or other substances in the water. Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec has installed a new power-management system on

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The perfect hull for your yacht tender

The perfect hull for your yacht tender

A colleague of mine first brought the name Rafnar to my attention back in 2016, and  I was intrigued from the start. On Friday I made a short but very worthwhile trip to Iceland to take one for a test

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