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Heesen Yachts launches YN 17650 project

Heesen Yachts launches YN 17650 project

Heesen Yachts has launched its latest superyacht project named YN 17650 (Project Akoya), a 50-metre semi-displacement yacht, during a private ceremony. The yacht was unveiled on Friday (1 April). YN 17650 is the fifth in the award-winning 50-metre class and

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Benetti launches custom built 45-metre motoryacht Domani

Benetti launches custom built 45-metre motoryacht Domani

Superyacht designer Benetti will a launch a new custom built 45-metre displacement motoryacht FB701 called Domani this June.  It is being built at the Viareggio shipyard and will be delivered to a long standing client of the company who has

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Overmarine Group launches new model Mangusta yacht

Overmarine Group launches new model Mangusta yacht

Overmarine Group has delivered a new Mangusta 94 from the company’s wharf in Viareggio in northern Tuscany. The yacht is the fourth hull in the Mangusta 94 series and has been delivered to its US owners. The yacht measures 28.65-metres

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Brexit: Will it sink the UK yachting sector?

Brexit: Will it sink the UK yachting sector?

Samantha Snow It might be that I am just getting old (no comments please!) but having recently attended a number of yachting related conferences where there was much talk about Brexit and how it might affect the industry, all I

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Kleven Verft delivers 116-metre superyacht to New Zealand’s richest man

Kleven Verft delivers 116-metre superyacht to New Zealand’s richest man

Kleven Verft the Norwegian shipyard has launched a superyacht on order to the specifications of New Zealand’s richest man Graeme Hart The 116-metre-long expedition support vessel was launched on Saturday. It is the second yacht built by Kleven Verft for Hart

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Ocean Independence delivers 40-metre Chrimi III

Ocean Independence delivers 40-metre Chrimi III

Ocean Independence has delivered the 40-metre superyacht Chrimi III the seventh vessel in the Benetti Classic Supreme portfolio. The yacht was sold to its new owner last year. Exterior design was provided by Stefano Righini while interior design was tasked

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Freefall 73.5-metre superyacht enters sea trials

Freefall 73.5-metre superyacht enters sea trials

Launched in December 2015 the new 73.5-metre Amels 242 has just completed its first sea trials just of the manufacturer’s yard in Viissingen in The Netherlands. Called Freefall, the vessel was designed by Tim Heywood and brokered by Florida-headquartered Moran

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Italian Sea Group to roll out three superyachts with further launches scheduled

Italian Sea Group to roll out three superyachts with further launches scheduled

The Italian Sea Group will launch three of the four superyachts scheduled for 2016 and further six yachts currently under construction, ranging from 40 to 75-metres. The first launch of the year was scheduled for yesterday (24 March) with the

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Y.CO partners with Quintessentially to provide luxury concierge service

Y.CO partners with Quintessentially to provide luxury concierge service

Superyacht broker and charter house Y.CO has partnered with members-only luxury lifestyle management and concierge service Quintessentially to provide its clients with a travel concierge service. Quintessentially lifestyle managers will work with the Y.CO charter team to provide the services.

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Perini Navi to launch 70 metre Sybaris superyacht

Perini Navi to launch 70 metre Sybaris superyacht

Superyacht manufacturer Perini Navi is to launch Sybaris a new 70 metre vessel presently under construction. The project has been designed in house by the Perini Navi technical and design office with naval architecture consultation and sail plan optimisation from

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