The most interesting information from leaders of branch: in detail, hot news from leading yachtbuilders, designers and manufacturers.Sun, 21 Sep 2008 13:56:15 MSD Sun, 21 Sep 2008 13:56:15 MSD MONACO YACHT SHOW: REMEMBER TO SEE knows for sure – Monaco Yacht Show is number one among yachting exhibitions and those who are present there are no less than key players of the yachting industry.Fri, 19 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS OCEA SUPERYACHT NOMINATED FOR WORLD YACHTS TROPHIES IN TWO CATEGORIESÈòàê, ìû ïðîäîëæàåì ðàññêàçûâàòü î ïîñëåäíèõ ñîáûòèÿõ ÿõòåííîãî ôåñòèâàëÿ â Êàííàõ, âàæíåéøèì èç êîòîðûõ ñòàëà öåðåìîíèÿ âðó÷åíèÿ íàãðàä World Yachts Trophies 2008, ñîñòîÿâøàÿñÿ â÷åðà, 13 ñåíòÿáðÿ, íà íàáåðåæíîé Croisette.Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS TV SPECIAL: THE LATEST FEADSHIP F45 VANTAGE 6 September 2008, Royal Van Lent launched the latest Feadship in the F45 Vantage custom-series. The 44.65m motoryacht was built for a client who has a long-standing relationship with the Van Lent yard, which built a pair of groundbreaking Feadships for the owner’s father in the 1980s.Sat, 13 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS CANNES BOAT & YACHT SHOW IN HIGH GEAR 10 the opening ceremony of the Cannes Boat & Yacht Show took place. Cannes Boat and Yacht Show is an exclusive meeting of the key players of the yachting industry among which MegaYachts.Ru has the honour to be this year (Espace Riviera, stand RIV 023).Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS RAINSFORD SAUNDERS DESIGN AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW are invited to meet the RSD team on stand DG5 in the Designers’ Gallery RSD at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show and view their exciting range of new designs and projects.Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES E 38 BY TONY CASTRO design emerged from a conversation between Tony Castro and Nick Edmiston, the renown British Yacht Broker, after another of our Designs, the award winner 36m ARCADIA was presented at Monaco.Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS SUPERYACHT NORDHAVN 120: THE CHOICE OF THE FUTURE vision of optimum design, advanced engineering and spacious, luxurious life onboard, the new Nordhavn 120 beckons those who consider the world their playground and the ocean, a home.Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MEGAYACHTS.RU INVITES TO CANNES flies very quickly and we try to keep up to date, constantly enlarging our opportunities. Having worked over three years in the sphere of yachting MegaYachts.Ru is ready to propose its services on the international level and the first step in this direction will be our participation in one the well-known yachting exhibitions Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes that will take place September, 10-15.Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS RENEWED DYNA FACTORY the economic crisis strikes the yacht industry around the world, DYNA is still looking for growth on its firm pace and aiming on the mega yacht market.Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CANTIERI DI PISA LAUNCHES THE NEW AKHIR 108' di Pisa - Gruppo Baglietto - is proud to announce the launch of New Akhir 108' that will be shown for the first time at the Festival de la Plaisance, in Cannes from the 10th to the 15th September 2008.Wed, 03 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS 40M MOTORYACHT ALLOGANTE AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY EARLY 2009 Yachts is nearing completion of a 40m (131ft) motoryacht, which will be available for delivery in early 2009.Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS FEADSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT is proud to announce that LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton S.A. has entered into an exclusivity agreement to acquire the shares in the Royal Van Lent shipyard currently owned by Egeria.Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES HORIZON PREMIER MEGAYACHTS SHOWCASE AT FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW Horizon Group decides to have a megayachts-only display at this Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and will be exhibiting two megayachts, 132-feet “Miss Rose” and 108-feet “Adriana III” to the public. Both them are megayachts of Horizon Premier Series, a Series specialized to build the custom tri-deck megayachts in various ranges for boats beyond 105 feet.Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CNI AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS the 10 to 15 September the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes welcomes 16 yachts for sale through CNI. Following the success of last year’s show, which saw the number and size of yachts increase dramatically, the 2008 show promises to be the biggest and best to date.Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS NEW DESIGN DIANA 408 new Diana design reminds to the famous Diana yacht’s of the 80’s like Jamaica Bay and Rio Rita. With her steel displacement hull in combination with classic lines and a beautiful canoe stern this yacht offers total luxury and comfortable cruising performance.Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS FIRST POWER BOAT BY SUNREEF, THE 70 SUNREEF POWER first 70 feet long motor catamaran was launched at Sunreef Yachts Shipyard in Gdansk in June 2008. The exterior was styled by the luxury yacht designer Denn Clifford, in collaboration with Sunreef constructors and designers.Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS FEADSHIP: AND THEN THERE WAS C-STREAM the Monaco show attracts all the right people, we enjoy using the event to raise a few eyebrows. The creatives at Studio De Voogt spent months in secretive brainstorming sessions, fathoming out new concepts that will speak to future Feadship owners.Wed, 27 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS YEAR OF THE ''ROOM FOR MORE IN THE NEW MOONEN 97'' BEGINS Shipyards-a leading builder of "pocket-size superyachts" up to 124 feet, has launched the first in its new Moonen 97 series, the latest of the shipyard's acclaimed Displacement models.Wed, 27 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NOAH 76 - A REALLY NICE LOOKING CATAMARAN 76 - very elegant and not agressive, VPLP's website says it is designed according to the exploration yacht concept but it looks more like a neo classic design with exploration capabilities.Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS NEW 43-METER MOTORYACHT DESIGN FROM BILL PRINCE YACHT DESIGN, INC. Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc. announces 43-meter (141’) motoryacht with contemporary good looks that respect the sea and will stand the test of time.Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM TIMMERMAN YACHTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN CANNES BOAT SHOW AND MONACO YACHT SHOW 2008 10-15, 2008 the international consortium Timmerman Yachts will participate in the international exhibition Cannes Boat Show (Vieux Port & Port Pierre Canto), September 24-27 the company will be present at the exclusive Monaco Yacht Show (Port Hercules).Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES BOOKINGS CLOSING FOR SEATEC 2009 are all looking forward to Seatec 2009 – Sea Technology & Design – the seventh International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting and design for boats, yachts and ships, organised by CarraraFiere in Marina di Carrara from 5 to 7 February 2009. Following its success in 2008, this year Seatec has a record number of bookings. Most exhibitors did in fact confirm their stands at this year’s exhibition just a few days after the closing of last year’s exhibition.Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS MEGAYACHT OCULUS RULES THE OCEANS is the first “design launch” of Schöpfer Yachts LLC. This 250-foot vessel was designed by E. Kevin Schöpfer, founder and owner of his namesake company.Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MULDER BOAT SHOW AGENDA Shipyard will be participating in a number of boat shows in the Netherlands and abroad over the coming months.Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES OCEAN SERIES 95 MOTORYACHT new addition to the Ocean Series line from Bray Yacht Design And Research Ltd. is a 95 ft. long-range motoryacht designed for a client with a family of four boys. It is planned as an ocean-going home for an extensive cruise around the world. The vessel will have a 12-knot top speed with a 10-knot cruising speed, a 5500-mile range, and will be built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS NEW ZEALAND YACHTS: CATAMARANS AND ADVANTAGES Zealand Yachts has developped a line of Wave Piercer Catamaran Yachts from 25 to 50 meters.Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS VAN DER VELDEN MARINE SYSTEMS WILL PARICIPATE IN THE MONACO YACHT SHOW Yachting division of Van der Velden Marine Systems, a member of the Holland Yachting Group, will exhibit at the Monaco Yacht Show (24-27 September 2008). Our stand will showcase a prototype of the revolutionary EPS™ thruster. Van der Velden Marine Systems can be found in the Darse Nord Air Conditioned Tent, QD74.Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS LAZZARA YACHTS CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY Yachts was born in 1991, but its heritage is an impressive journey of nearly 50 years and three generations.Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS CHRISTENSEN YACHTS LAUNCHED 163' CASINO ROYALE elegant M/Y Casino Royale is the most luxurious and sophisticated Christensen yet. The 163’ Christensen “Millennium” Edition Tri-Deck yacht was recently completed by the world renowned shipyard, and was christened a few weeks ago.Mon, 18 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS VPLP & JFA BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF A 110' CATAMARAN Architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) and the shipyard JFA are currently in the process of building a luxury sailing catamaran of 110 feet. Fabricated out of carbon/epoxy, this 33.5m sailing yacht will deliver both comfort and sailing performance.Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS TRANSATLANTIC MAXI YACHT CUP: SECOND EDITION SET FOR NOVEMBER conceived in 2007 as a biennial event, the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup will take place in 2008 based on the success of the inaugural event held last fall, and early inquiries suggest a number of boats are already making plans to challenge for the title.Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SUPERYACHT LSX92 - EXCLUSIVENESS BY LAZZARA YACHTS two years after the introduction of its highly successful LSX Seventy Five, Lazzara Yachts is announcing its plans for the completely redesigned follow-up, the LSX Ninety Two, scheduled to launch Fall 2008.Thu, 14 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS COSTE DESIGN - MEGACATAMARAN DESIGNER Jacques Coste is a famous designer. He created many revolutionary projects among which is megacatamaran Allures.Thu, 14 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS JONGERT TO BUILD NEW 41-METRE MOTORYACHT has signed a new contract with a Dutch client to build a 41-metre semidisplacement motor yacht Freule. Combining classic lines with fast passage making, Freule will be the second yacht to be built based upon a proven 39-metre motor yacht design.Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS ROYAL DECK AT THE LEADING YACHTING EXHIBITIONS annual Monaco Yacht Show will be held on September 24-25-26-27 2008. Royal Deck would be pleased to see you in its stand in Darse Nord QD with the Holland Yachting Group.Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES 180FT VRIPACK - THE ULTIMATE CHARTER YACHT at 180ft, this modern Vripack Explorer is designed with one primary goal: provide the guests that charter her an unforgettable holiday. To achieve this, the yacht is not only equipped with the expected toys. The architects have also touched all the vital areas from cabins to storage and from galley to comfort at sea.Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS PORT ADRIANO - THE FUTURE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Adriano is renovating itself. It’s doing so by expanding its facilities and it’s also doing so by improving its communications.Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS SPORTFISHER NORDHAVN 75 - AN IDEAL VESSEL FOR EXTREME YACHTING dream of fishing far-off hotspots? The new luxury Nordhavn Expedition Yachtfisher can take you there on her own bottom. At 75 feet, the Nordhavn EYF will present true offshore capability and the range needed to explore, experience, dive and fish the most productive fishing grounds in the most exotic places the world has to offer.Mon, 11 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS BUYING A YACHT: NEW IYC OFFERS Management is pleased to announce the sale of one (1) yacht and addition of four (4) yachts to their central listing: Mark Elliott’s central listing M/Y PRINCESS TINA recently sold. The yacht is 130ft. (39.6m) LOA and has five (5) staterooms. She was built by Broward in 1991.Mon, 11 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES REEGES-DREAM: 25.6-METRE SUPERYACHT IN CHARTER FROM IYC (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), is pleased to announce the addition of one (1) superyacht to their charter fleet. At their Monaco office, IYC has added the M/Y REEGES-DREAM.Fri, 08 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES ISA 120: LIKE NO OTHER streamlined, slim design with spacious, well-organised interiors, avant-garde propulsion and stabilization systems, and truly exceptional performance. The ISA 120 really is one of the kind.Fri, 08 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS THE FIFTH PREMIER 130+ IS ADDED TO ORDER BOOK Horizon Group is pleased to announce the recent sale of a new construction position for a 130 Premier Yacht to a US client. This is the fifth in the 130 series to be sold and is scheduled for delivery in May 2010.Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS WALLY DISPLAYS AT CANNES BOAT SHOW AND MONACO YACHT SHOW 2008 important rendez-vous in September for those who would like to visit and test our boats: Wally exhibits at the Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes, France, 10-15 September and at the MonacoYacht Show, 24-27 September.Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS LAUNCH OF THE 47-METRE YACHT SEVERINA 24, 2008 the 47-meter motor yacht “Severina” was launched on the Nikolaevsk shipyard Liman. The yacht is being built for the Russian client.Wed, 06 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS LAUNCHING MOTOR YACHT ELANDESS Yachts is pleased to announce the launching of motor yacht “Elandess” yard number 14047. On Friday the 4th of July 2008 “Elandess” was launched at the Heesen shipyard.Wed, 06 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS CODECASA 51, MY EMELINA Saturday, July 5, 2008, from the slipway of the shipyards Codecasa in Viareggio a new 51 metres, series CODECASA 51, has been launched: m.y. "EMELINA" (hull F 70).Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MEGAYACHT KISMET AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW Kismet’s debut in the US at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show last year, Lürssen now has the possibility to present this extraordinary yacht to European customers.Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS OCEANCO'S Y705 85.50 M ON HER WAY TO COMPLETION! latest hull to arrive at Oceanco’s finishing facility in Alblasserdam is the 85.47m (280.53ft) Y705, which was transported on Friday 18 July from Oceanco’s nearby hull building facility, Zwijnenburg BV.Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS ISA OPENS THE NEW "AFTER SALES & REFIT" DIVISION - International Shipyard Ancona, known all over the world for its production of luxury yachts from 36 to 90 meters in fibreglass and in steel, announces a new division dedicated to maintenance and refitting of any kind of yachts, including sailing yachts.Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES MEGAYACHT ANASTASIA AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW in June 2008, Anastasia(Yard number Y703) is spending her 2008 summer season in the Med and will debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. At 75.50m (247.70ft), she is the third of the new generation Oceanco yachts to be launched after Amevi and Alfa Nero.Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS CATAMARAN WARWICK 100 WILL BE LAUNCHED ON THE SHIPYARD YACHTING DEVELOPMENT Yacht Design is an Auckland based design office with lots of designs in their book. They create motor and sailing yachts both monohulls and catamarans. The Warwick 100 is their largest sailing catamaran design and it is actually being built at the Yachting Development shipyard also based in Auckland.Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS WALLY AND HERMES SIGNED A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTès and Wally announce the signing of a partnership agreement through the creation of a joint venture, combining their creativity and know-how to conceive and develop innovative projects in the yachting world.Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES LIFT EMOTION BV AND PROTEKSAN TURQUISE YACHTS INC. Emotion BV the Dutch manufacturer for special marine elevators for Yachts and Super Yachts, has successfully commissioned the marine elevator for the NB47Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES OCEAN YACHT SYSTEMS AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 2008 Yacht Systems (OYS) will be showcasing its incredible successes as key sales and technical staff attend this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.Sun, 27 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS WERNER 77 SEMI CLASSIC BUILT BY MULDER Werner 77 Semi Classic is a classic yacht for a Dutch client. She will be equipped with the latest technologies, resulting in an exceptional boat with retro lines. Mulder Shipyard is developing the project in cooperation with Theo Werner yacht design and recently began her construction.Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS CONSTANT GROWTH FOR PASZKOWSKI STUDIO the most famous yacht designer, Francesco Paszkowski’s design studio is growing bigger.Mon, 21 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES STUNNING NEW PROJECTS AT OCEANCO superyacht builder Oceanco, based in Monaco are currently busy working on two stunning projects.Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS IMAGINE II UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT ALLOY YACHTS 44m (145ft) performance cruising sloop Imagine II is currently under construction at Alloy Yachts in Auckland, New Zealand.Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS LAUNCHING MOTOR SUPERYACHT AGRAM Yachts is proud to announce the launching of motor yacht “Agram” yard number 14144. On Friday May 9th 2008 “Agram” was launched at the Heesen shipyard.Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS CATAMARAN Z90 its restrained and uncluttered lines this innovative 90 foot catamaran offers space that has, until now, been reserved for much larger yachts. The overall line is very restrained and from the initial sketches onwards, we tried to make the fittings as totally integral as possible.Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS NEW IYC YACHTS ON SALE Management is pleased to announce the addition of three (3) new yachts to their central listing:Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES NEW IYC CHARTER LISTINGS (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), is pleased to announce the addition of three new superyachts to their charter fleet.Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO SABA MARINE PRODUCT RANGE Marine introduces SABA Glasstack 760. Another step ahead in sealing and bonding international Super Yachts, an excellent addition to our existing product range.Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES SECOND SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN JUNE FOR ISA - ALEXANDAR V hot season continues for ISA. After only 2 weeks from the launching of the latest ISA 120, the new 48-meter motor yacht ALEXANDAR V is launched.Fri, 11 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES BLUE COAST YACHT MEGACATAMARANS: REVOLUTION IN THE YACHTING INDUSTRY Design and Megayachtcatamaran have teamed up to create the Blue Coast Yachts mega catamaran line ranging from 95 ' to 165 '.Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE LARGEST MOONEN TRANSPORTED the hull and superstructure of our largest-ever yacht, the first 37.80-metre Moonen 124, were transported to our new annex construction hall in nearby Groot-Ammers.Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS OYSTER MARINE PRESENTS OYSTER 125 the Oyster 100 Superyacht project gathers momentum, with tooling completed and work about to start on moulding the first hull, the Oyster 125 will now be offered with an optional flybridge.Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS WALLY 80 SHAKA IS AWARDED WITH THE COMPASSO D'ORO DESIGN PRIZE, the Industrial Design Association awards the Wally 80 Shaka (now Highland Fling X) with the Compasso d’Oro, the world’s most important recognition for quality and design, rewarding the product, the project, and the research.Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS CNI YACHTS - BEST SUMMER OFFERS welcome several new central agencies including the 31.4m (103’) Blue Sky listed by Bill Sanderson from CNI Palm Beach. Built in 2002 by Cheoy Lee, and designed by the renowned Frank Mulder, Blue Sky is a unique yacht with great accommodation for eight guests plus crew.Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CYRUS 34: EXCLUSIVE RETRO-STYLED LUXURY Yachts 34m (111ft) semi-custom, retro-styled motor yacht reflects the latest generation of exquisite design and state-of-the-art engineering in this innovative semi-custom series.Mon, 07 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 18th Monaco Yacht Show will be hosted between the 24th – 27th September. To date CNI have confirmed that they will have seven yachts on display.Mon, 07 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES PERINI NAVI ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF THE SECOND MOTOR YACHT: VITRUVIUS EXPLORER 55 METRE Navi announces the sale of its second motor yacht under the Picchiotti brand: Vitruvius Explorer 55 metre, C. 2156.Fri, 04 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES SUPERYACHT ICAP LEOPARD BREKAS THE TRANSATLANTIC RWCORD Leopard, the 100ft super maxi yacht owned by Mike Slade, has broken the transatlantic speed record, completing the 2,925 nautical mile crossing from New York to the Lizard, England, in seven days, 19 hours and 21 minutes. This was eight hours better than the existing record.Fri, 04 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS MOONEN'S REFRESHED WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING new more user-friendly site features a survey of Moonen activities since its beginning more than a quarter-century ago. This includes information about some highlights of the Moonen yachts launched since 1981, with specifications, drawings, and photos.Thu, 03 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES FAREWELL PARTY FOR Y703 the memorable launch party of M.Y. “ANASTASIA”, the stylish Oceanco 75.50m (247.70ft), on 24 April, a small and intimate farewell party was organized by Oceanco for ANASTASIA and her crew on 5 June.Thu, 03 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS SUPERYACHT BRISTOLIAN II: ON THE WAY TO AN IDEAL IMAGE II, a Philippe Briand design, has just been launched in New Zealand. She was built by Yachting Development for an experienced owner.Wed, 02 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS REFIT OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST SAILING CATAMARAN Zealand Yachts completes a year long refit on the world’s largest sailing catamaran Douce France. Seen here sailing out of Whangarei Harbor on May 20 leaving for the Pacific Islands where she will continue to charter.Wed, 02 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS SUNREEF INTRODUCES THE BIGGEST SUNREEF YACHT AND THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD CATAMARAN UP TO DATE two superyachts, the Sunreef 102 Double Deck and the Sunreef 114, already under construction, Sunreef Yachts announces its latest design, the 150 foot ONE FIFTY by Sunreef coming in response to what the company sees as a continuing demand for the special combination of luxury and performance offered uniquely by a catamaran.Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS FINCANTIERI YACHTS ENTERS MEGAYACHT MARKET having signed its first contract for the construction of Hull # 6154, a seven- deck motor yacht of over 130 metres in length in May 2006, Fincantieri Yachts, the dedicated yacht division of Fincantieri, based in Muggiano, just announced the completion of a new high-tech, fully outfitted shed, specially designed and built to optimize the painting and interior outfitting activities, and the successful movement of Hull # 6154 into this new shed, which is now the technically most advanced at the yard.Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES ISA BETWEEN LAUNCHINGS AND COSTA SMERALDA“Thank you so much to all of you and long life and prosperity to ISA” said the owner of M/Y JUNIE, visibly moved after the launching of her boat that took place this morning at ISA shipyard. Around her, her family, Mr Claudio Ivaldi her representative, the ISA staff gathered to celebrate an event that was supposed to be a “technical event”, but that became a very cheerful and moving one.Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS BURGER LAUNCHES 153' TRI-DECK MOTOR YACHT INGOT 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Burger Boat Company launched INGOT, a 153’ Tri Deck Motor Yacht. INGOT is the most luxurious and sophisticated Burger built to date. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3508 engines, she is ready to efficiently cruise the world. INGOT was designed to be an environmentally friendly “go anywhere” exploration vessel with the refinement of a classic and stately motor yacht.Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PERINI NAVI LAUNCHES S/Y P2, 38M FAST SLOOP PHILIPPE BRIAND DESIGN Navi proudly announces that on Saturday June 14th the first Perini Navi to be designed by Philippe Briand - a 38m fast sloop - was launched at the Cantieri Navali Beconcini (a Perini Navi Group company) in La Spezia – Italy.Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS 30.8- METRE SAILING YACHT BY GINTON NAVAL ARCHITECTS a festive launch the sail yacht Ñomet has been delivered to her owner.Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS WARWICK 45 METRE SLOOP Warwick 45 metre sloop offers a simple clean design expression with large open deck space and single level main saloon with eye level seating, bar, dining for eight and large sliding roof.Thu, 19 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE LAUNCHING OF THE FIRST SEA YACHT OF THE PROJECT TIMMERMAN 26 17, 2008 at Timmerman Yachts Shipyard a unique and great event took place. In the presence of the owner’s representatives and head persons of the company the first 26 m yacht built in Russia was launched.Thu, 19 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS EUROCRAFT LAUNCHES A 37M CUSTOM PLANING YACHT new, 37 metre long, fully-customised open planing yacht has been launched by the Eurocraft shipyard in Vado Ligure. This yacht sums up Eurocraft’s corporate philosophy, i.e. to “transform their customer’s dreams into reality”.Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS GIRAGLIA ROLEX CUP 2008 OFFSHORE RACE: GREAT PERFORMANCE OF KAURIS III AND K2WIND 56th edition of the Giraglia offshore race, the 243-mile course starting from Saint Tropez via the Giraglia Rock at the northern tip of Corsica to the finish in the Italian port of Genoa, was characterised by very good weather conditions, with winds up to 28 knots.Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS A GREAT FINALE FOR THE SUPERYACHT CUP ULYSSE NARDIN ON ABU DHABI RACE DAY 1100 today not even the most optimistic meteorologist would have forecast what was about to transpire in the Bay of Palma. A glassy calm, a leaden sky and a rather gloomy announcement from the committee boat that 'there was no sign of wind at all in the bay' led to thoughts of water fights, wake boarding behind yachts under engine and Event Director Patrick Whetter thinking up something silly for us to perform.Tue, 17 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SUNRISE YACHTS OPENS NEW FACILITY Yachts - the new super yacht yard founded by German entrepreneur Herbert P. Baum and French-British yacht-builder Guillaume Roché – is proud to announce two major milestones in its industrial and marketing programs: Hull n. 0181 – the first 45 meter of the Sunrise designs – has just been moved from the metal works facility into the brand new outfitting facility after completion of hull and superstructures; the company has also launched its new website yesterday.Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MOONEN LAUNCHES AMPHITRITE Shipyards proudly announces the mid-April delivery to her owners of Amphitrite, the eighth in its very popular four-cabin Moonen 84 series. The design, introduced in 2002 with the launch of Mimi, is now Moonen’s most successful semi-custom model since its founding in 1981.Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS THE FIRST TRANSATLANTIC 47 M MEGAYACHT EVER BUILT IN RUSSIA unique and important event for the consortium took place June 5, 2008 on the Yard of Timmerman Yachts. The main yacht Timmerman 47 left the moorage of the Yard for further delivery to the customer.Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MAJOR EXPANSION AT KONINKLIJKE DE VRIES SHEEPSBOUW some 6000 square meters of space, the new workshop, storage and office complex at Koninklijke De Vries in Aalsmeer is a clear response to market-driven expansion. With brand-new facilities for carpentry, metalwork, painting, insulation and other key disciplines, increases in efficiency will dovetail with shorter lead times for outfitting Feadships. And the yard will also continue to meet the stringent environmental regulations that apply in the Netherlands.Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES LUERSSEN PRESENTS MARTHA ANN AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 2008 in April 2008, Martha Ann spends the summer season 2008 in the Med debuting at the Monaco Yacht Show. Martha Ann is the sister ship of Apoise (2006) and Saint Nicolas (2007) but other than her predecessors, she has a blue hull, which gives her a more elegant sleek line.Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW YACHTS FROM INTERNATIONAL YACHT COLLECTION (International Yacht Collection, LLC.) is pleased to announce the addition of five new superyachts to their charter fleet. At their Monaco office, IYC has added the M/Y SERENITY ATLANTIC and in the USA office, IYC have added the M/Y NAMOH, M/Y KELLY SEA, M/Y LUCKY SEVEN and M/Y LA DOLCE VITA.Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES FEADSHIP ENTERS CHARTER BUSINESS has launched its own dedicated charter service focused exclusively on yachts built by the Feadship yards in the Netherlands. The new Feadship Charter Division will operate out of the Feadship America office in Fort Lauderdale.Mon, 09 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL: RECENT LISTINGS welcome several new central agencies including the 38.6m (126’) Betty listed by Georges Bourgoignie from CNI Miami.Mon, 09 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES HAKVOORT SIGNS NEW ORDER FOR 39-METRE MOTOR YACHT Shipyard in the Netherlands has signed the contract to build a 39-metre displacement motoryacht for a Russian client. This will be the first ever superyacht project for the owner, who became attracted to the ‘Hakvoort look’ after seeing recent yachts such as Perle Bleue, Flamingo Daze and Spada. A visit to the yard and an agreement was reached for a yacht that is scheduled to be completed in 2011.Fri, 06 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS BURGER BOAT COMPANY STARTS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 43 METER MOTOR YACHT Boat Company is pleased to announce that it has been commissioned to build a new 43 meter (140') custom motor yacht. This vessel has been designed over the past 18 months by Burger's team in conjunction with an experienced yachting family who currently own their third Burger-built boat.Thu, 05 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS PELORUS IN SAINT PETERSBURG legendary 115-metre motor yacht Pelorus built by the Dutch shipyard Luerssen and belonging to the Russian millionaire Roman Abramovich,was moored yesterday near Blagoveschenskii bridge on the English quay in St.Petersburg.Thu, 05 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS POSEIDON 180: FUTURISM IN YACHTING 55 metre motoryacht is particularly innovative in its courageous unusual architecture.Wed, 04 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MOTOR YACHTS TOOTH FAIRY, INDEFENSIBLE AND ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ARE SOLD (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), is pleased to announce that Mark Elliott has successfully completed three (3) sales transactions in the last two (2) weeks.Wed, 04 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES LAUNCH OF THE FOURTH MOTOR YACHT OF 23M PROJECT 31, 2008, only a month after the launch of the third motor yacht “Provorny” by the company Laky Verf, the fourth motor yacht of the project 23M was launched at the slipway of the Nevsky Shipyard.Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS RAINBOW, THE NEW J-CLASS PROJECT FOR DYKSTRA & PARTNERS NAVAL ARCHITECTS May the 15th 1934, the William Starling Burgess Design J-Class Rainbow was launched at the Herreschoff Yard in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. She was built to defend the America’s Cup against “Endeavour” in 1934.Mon, 02 Jun 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS SAILING YACHT NAUTOR'S SWAN 90: PERFECTION IN STYLE’s Swan began work on the Swan 90 in late 2005 and completed the new model in 2007. The latest in a long line of high quality yachts designed by German Frers, the 90 combines an elegant and sophisticated cruiser in the Swan inimitable style with Frers’ experience of building high tech racing yachts.Fri, 30 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS MULDER 73 WHEELHOUSE: ALUMINIUM ELEGANCE the delivery of the Mulder 73 Wheelhouse Float last year, a new yacht of the same type was recently delivered to a client in Italy. With two Caterpillar C12 engines of 715 hp each, Fairwind’s top speed of over 22 knots is exceptional for such a yacht.Thu, 29 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS DE VALK CENTRAL AGENT FOR BESTEVAER 76S ANNAGINE Valk International has been appointed central agent for the sale of the Bestevaer 76S Annagine. Having been designed by Gerard Dijkstra and constructed by K&M Yachtbuilders, this 23.20m modern classic sailing yacht has a thoroughbred Dutch pedigree.Thu, 29 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES THE 31 ST CANNES INTERNATIONAL BOAT & YACHT SHOW SETS COURSE FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS undisputable world showcase for luxury yachting, the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show is an event that excites the imagination and is pleasing to the senses!Wed, 28 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS FIRST LAUNCH OF THE NEW VISION 74 Group recently launched the latest addition to the Vision family, the Vision 74 Cockpit Motor Yacht designed to meet the demands of active water sports enthusiasts.Tue, 27 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW WILL GATHER THE KEY PLAYERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOATBUILDING INDUSTRY six exciting days, July 31 to August 5, Darling Harbour will become the headquarters of the Australian boating industry when the 2008 Sydney International Boat Show clicks into top gear.Mon, 26 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS BELLINGHAM BUILDING A NEW MARINA AT QUEPOS, COSTA RICA on the spectacular Pacific coastline of Costa Rica at Quepos—about halfway between Golfito and Puntarenas—construction of the country’s newest marina is underway. Marina Pez Vela is scheduled to open later this year and is being built by US marina contractor Bellingham Marine. The new marina will open up thousands of miles of ocean to anglers and, for coastal travelers, is positioned to be one of the region’s premier destination marinas.Mon, 26 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS VAN GEEST DESIGN PRESENTS 55M EXPLORER VESSEL idea of this design is based on a mix of workboat – research vessel – super yacht. The first impression is workboat/research vessels however it is styled and detailed to super yacht finesse.Fri, 23 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS SILVER CLOUD - 133' SWATH - an innovative concept for smooth service in rough seas. The buoyancy of a SWATH ship is provided by two submarine hulls connected to the upper platform by twin narrow struts from each of the submarine hulls.Fri, 23 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS PENDENNIS CUP GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Shipyard has recently announced that their classic regatta for large yachts now has 5 confirmed entries. Sailing yachts Mariquita, Mariette, Altair, Lutine and Mascotte have all signed up for the event and will be sailing out in the bay during Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week from the 11th-16th August.Thu, 22 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS M/Y "ROMANCE": THEATRICAL LUXURY luxury, beyond elegance, beyond all striving for refinement and attention to detail. CRN’s construction project number 122, launched last April, is a 57-metre mega-yacht on which the client’s cultural background has combined with the shipyard’s expertise in interpreting new demands and needs, with the result being a return to an unadulterated concept of luxury and wealth.Wed, 21 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS THE NAHEMA 120'S INTERIOR IS TAKING SHAPE vacuum-bagging tests are being conducted on the moulds of the NAHEMA 120 (the largest composite catamaran in built at the moment), the interior modules are well underway.Tue, 20 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS IYC CHOOSES THE BEST SPECIALISTS Grandlund has been named IYC’ s Charter Manager. Anna brings an in-depth knowledge of charter management to IYC’s Charter Management Department. Anna’s duties will include developing and managing IYC’s Monaco charter fleet, as well working with IYC’s Fort Lauderdale’s charter management department based in Florida to provide the best service to our yachts’ owners and customers.Tue, 20 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES VAN DAM NORDIA PRESENTS THEIR NEW FLAGSHIP, THE 120' PERFORMANCE CRUISER new Performance Cruiser range of the Van Dam Nordia shipyard has proven to be a successful concept even far before the launch of the first yacht.Mon, 19 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS RECORD BREAKING SCHOONER SIGNS UP FOR THE SUPERYACHT CUP PALMA 140' (42m) schooner Senso One (formerly Mari Cha IV) has confirmed they will be taking part in The Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin in Palma next month.Mon, 19 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS DE VRIES MAKKUM NAMED FRISIAN COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2008 Vries Makkum Shipyard has been named Frisian Company of the Year following a referendum among the general public in the Dutch province of Friesland. One of two De Vries yards in the Feadship group, the other being in Aalsmeer, De Vries Makkum is primarily responsible for building the new Feadship XL range and refits of Feadships.Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES DE VALK OFFERS LEVANT: THE IDEAL LIVE-ABOARD MOTORYACHT Valk France has been appointed central agent for the sale of the Kanter Passagemaker 74 Levant, launched in 2004. This impressive 23.35-metre motoryacht was designed by Chuck Paine as an attractive seaworthy home with a range of 1800 miles.Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES IYC ANNOUNCES THE RECENT SALES is pleased to announce a very active recent brokerage period with the sales of the following central listing yachts: Bob McKeage’s central listing, M/Y Braveheart was sold; Braveheart is a 162ft. (49.4m) Swedeship built in 1989.Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS THE EXCLUSIVE 76, THE YACHT OF DREAMS construction of the Exclusive 76, a maxi-catamaran for long distance cruising, is continuing at the VIP/Composites yard in Olonne-sur-Mer (85) on France’s Atlantic coast. This twin-hulled yacht will soon emerge from the workshops to pass directly into sea trials, prior to heading to the large international boat shows.Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS SUNREEF 102 DOUBLE DECK TAKES SHAPE first superyacht designed by Sunreef Yachts is currenly under construction in the shipyard.Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS PIRELLI TROPHY: Y3K WINS THE OPENING REGATTA OF THE WALLY CLASS RACING SEASON 2008 edition of the Pirelli Trophy was held in Santa Margherita Ligure from 1st to 4th May and had a record of 135 boats participating.Wed, 14 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS RYBOVICH CHOOSES LLOYD'S REGISTER FOR YACHT CLASSIFICATION marine training instructors from Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. recently held a two-day training course at the Rybovich yacht repair facilities in West Palm Beach, Florida. The “Yacht Classification and Statutory Requirements” course was held as part of Rybovich’s Personal Advancement Through Training (PATT) program, an extensive career development and advancement program offered to Rybovich team members.Wed, 14 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES DE VALK OFFERS SEALORD: A FINE DE VRIES LENTSCH Valk France has been appointed central agent for the sale of the classic 23-metre De Vries Lentsch yacht, Sealord.Tue, 13 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES NEW YACHTS FOR CHARTER FROM INTERNATIONAL YACHT COLLECTION (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), is pleased to announce the addition of three new superyachts to their charter fleet. At their Monaco office, IYC has added the M/Y HOKULANI and in the USA IYC have added the M/Y CHARISMA and the M/Y PURE BLISS.Tue, 13 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES AEGEAN 177 NEW BUILT SOLD Yacht has announced the sale of the hull of 54m three masted goulette of a project Aegean 177. Peter Thompson from Cavendish White Co. was the selling broker in the deal.Mon, 12 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS ARCTURUS MARINE LAUNCHES THE NEW TRAC 540 YACHT STABILIZER TO MEET GROWING MARKET DEMAND Marine manufacturer of the world-renowned TRAC® line of Boat Fin Stabilizer Systems, Thrusters and Integrated Hydraulics Systems announces the release of the TRAC 540 yacht Stabilizer Actuator and 26X Fin.Mon, 12 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES OCEANCO LAUNCHES Y703, on the morning of April 23rd 2008, “Y703” emerged from Oceanco’s building hall in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands, and was launched later the same day.Thu, 08 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS VRIPACK BROKERS ON THE ROLE April 2008 - Vripack Yacht & Ship Brokers announces the sale of an Aleutian 92’ built in Seattle/Tacoma USA. This massive 197 ton displacement motor yacht has been sold to a repeat customer who intends to explore Alaska and later on visit Hawaii and various other beautiful islands in the Pacific.Thu, 08 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES NAVICO IN TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH NAUTOR'S SWAN, the world’s leading producer of marine electronics for the leisure market, has signed an agreement with Nautor’s Swan that makes Navico the preferred supplier of instrumentation systems for the next two years to one of the top names in production and semi-custom luxury sailing boats.Thu, 08 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES OCEA SIGNS THE FIRST OCEA COMMUTER 155 Shipyard, located in Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic Coast and builder of the OCEA Commuter Yacht Series, has signed a contract for the first OCEA Commuter 155 to be delivered for the summer 2010.Wed, 07 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES LAUNCHING OF THE FIRST OCEANIC SUPERYACHT OF THE PROJECT TIMMERMAN 40 25th of April 2008 at Timmerman Yachts yard a unique and great event took place. In the solemn atmosphere in the presence of owner’s representatives and head of Consortium the first oceanic super yacht in the framework of Timmerman 40 was launched.Tue, 06 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS LAUNCHING OF THE THIRD YACHT OF THE PROJECT 23 M BY LAKY VERF third yacht of the project 23M by the company Laky Verf was launched on 29th April 2008 at the slipway of Nevsky shipyard.Tue, 06 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS WALLY 148 LAUNCHED Wally 148, that is the largest Wally built so far, has been successfully launched in the port of Fano, during a private ceremony organised by the Wally Europe building team and the yacht crew.Mon, 05 May 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MY TRUST FULLY JUSTIFIED AS NEW HAKVOORT LAUNCH FLIES THE DUTCH FLAG Shipyard in Holland has launched the 45-metre (147’ 6”) motoryacht My Trust for experienced sailors with a long-term ambition to own a superyacht.Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS OCEANCO'S ALFA NERO AWARDED IN SHANGHAI AND IN VENICE fourth edition of the Christofle AsiaBoating Awards took place on 11 April at Le Royal Meridien in Shanghai.Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS 31ST CANNES INTERNATIONAL BOAT AND YACHT SHOW 31st Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show, Europe’s foremost in-water showcase, will be held from 10 – 15 September 2008.Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS LAUNCHING OF FIRST SL39 has launched Ocean Mercury, the first custom-built yacht in a new modular concept called SL39. Built by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw, the SL39 is unique in the so-called ‘semi-series’ market as it allows for the choice of a completely original exterior style.Mon, 28 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MYBA CHARTER SHOW TO START IN A WEEK! 5 to 9 May 2008, Genoa will host the 20th edition of the MYBA Charter Show. This is one of the most important international exhibitions dedicated to superyachts and luxury recreational sailing.Mon, 28 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SCHOONER "METEOR" WINS THREE AWARDS “Meteor” team, Royal Huisman Shipyard, Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects, J/G Alden Design and John Munford Design, where proud to receive the Awards at the World Superyacht Awards presented by Boat International Media in Venice on April 18th 2008.Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS LAUNCHING MOTOR YACHT SIBELLE Yachts is proud to announce the launching of motor yacht “Sibelle” yard number 13944.Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MOONEN SHIPYARD EXPANDS TO NEW LOCATION response to current and projected orders for new, larger motoryachts, Moonen Shipyards has added a major annex to its original facilities. The new 63-metre hall, on the Lek River in Groot-Ammers, is 30 kilometres east of central Rotterdam.Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES ISA SELLS MOTOR YACHT JUNIE big selling ISA 120 series strikes again! Despite many boats of this series are already cruising the waters worldwide, units are still growing and Junie adds to the list.Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS TRANSACTION OF HEESEN YACHTS Yachts is proud to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year and at the same time excited to report some important company developments.Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES SUNREEF RELEASES FIRST-EVER ANNUAL RESULTS catamaran-builder Sunreef Yachts has released its first set of financial results since the company was founded back in 1998.Tue, 22 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS NEW CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL LISTINGS welcome several new central agencies including the 88m (288’) Maltese Falcon as a joint listing with Bill Sanderson of CNI Palm Beach and Perini Navi. Bill also brings the 45.72m (150’) Vita from Trinity, and the 41.57m (136’) Ranger from Danish Yachts.Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES OCEANCO EXPANDS actively contributes to the urban renewal of the city of Alblasserdam and expands its existing facility and capabilities acquiring 57,000m2 of new land.Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES MOTOR YACHT MARY P - ONE OF THE LATEST YACHTS LAUNCHED AND CHRISTENED BY TRINITY YACHTS 11, 2008 – Trinity Yachts, L.L.C. announced the launching and christening of the 122 ft. (37.2m), 24 ft. (7.3m) beam, aluminum sportfishing yacht, the MARY P. She is the first hull built and launched by the Trinity Yachts’ New Orleans shipyard, since the post-Katrina reopening of that shipyard on July 5, 2006.Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS SUPERYACHT KANALOA HAS A STUNNING REFIT a major refit, the stunning 48.3m/158.5’ Kanaloa is now in absolutely immaculate condition. Offering incomparable cruising in luxurious accommodation, Kanaloa holds a prestigious reputation in the world of superyacht charter as a superb and fun yacht.Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS FEADSHIP COMPLETES MAJOR REFIT OF INEVITABLE De Vries Scheepsbouw has redelivered the 47.30m (155 ft) Feadship Inevitable after a complete rebuild at the refit and repair facility at the yard in Makkum.Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS MEGAYACHTS.RU AT THE MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW invites you to visit the 15th Moscow International Boat Show that will open tomorrow in the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre.Wed, 09 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SUPERCATAMARAN HEMISPHERE WILL SET A RECORD (formerly Project GEMINI), designed by naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) and built by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut is on course to be delivered towards the latter part of this year.Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2008 Moscow International Boat Show, MIBS, celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2008. The event, on 10-13 April 2008, will take place in the new Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre. ITE is the organiser of well-known exhibitions such as, MosBuild, Mioge, MIMS, Mitt, World Food Moscow, Kioge, TransRussia.Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS CRN LAUNCHES THE 43-MT MEGA-YACHT "HANA" morning, in a private ceremony reserved for the shipowner and his guests, Ancona’s CRN shipyard launched “Hana”, a splendid displacement model maxi-yacht measuring 43 metres and representing the second hull of the highly successful CRN 43 composite line, whose first six vessels have already been sold.Mon, 07 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MULDER 76 FLYBRIDGE DUTCHESS ARRIVES IN NEW ZEALAND the spring of 2007, Shipyard Mulder in the Netherlands delivered a Mulder 76 Flybridge to a client from New Zeeland. After a successful season cruising the Mediterranean, Dutchess set course for her home berth - the Orakei Marina in Auckland.Fri, 04 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS SABDES 50 - A DISCOVERY IN THE YACHTING WORLD newest SABDES design comes in the form of a 50 metre (164') Superyacht that goes against the 'bigger is more impressive' yacht trend, instead focusing on producing an exciting, stylish, advanced luxury yacht, efficient in fuel and emissions, with an intent to be environmentally sensitive in both the vessel's building and cruising life.Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS SUNREEF YACHTS TO BUILD SECOND CUSTOM-MADE SUPERYACHT, THE SUNREEF 106 SAILING CATAMARAN Yachts announced the second order in two months for a superyacht in the Sunreef series.Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS CONNECTION OF THE STEEL HULL AND ALUMINIUM SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE TIMMERMAN 40-4 YACHT 25th of March 2008 at Timmerman Yachts shipyard connection of steel hull and aluminum superstructure of 4th yacht in the frame work of Timmerman 40 project was made.Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA PRESENTS 2008 REGATTA CALENDAR Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) presented its 2008 regatta calendar to press and guests gathered in Milan’s Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology.Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS DAUPHIN 180' NEW BUILD SOLD is to announce that Hull #125 of the 55m Warwick project (Dauphin 180') has been sold to Indian interest. Yachting Partners International broker Mike Rich was the selling broker of this deal.Mon, 31 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS TEAM RUSSIA - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2008 Russia will take centre stage at Moscow International Boat Show in a trade conference to speak about its Volvo Ocean Race campaign.Fri, 28 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE LAUNCH OF A NEW CANADOS 110' BEFORE THE SUMMER Canados 110’ motor yacht is now being built: the flagship of the flybridge range, this model has enjoyed international success from the outset.Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS ISA: NEW DESIGN, NEW CLIENT AND NEW CONTRACT more oriented to anticipating the market trends with innovative projects in design and technology, ISA announces the sale of an exciting 50 metre displacement Superyacht to a new client.Wed, 26 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS ATLANTIC IS WAITING FOR HER TIME TO COME grace is the overwhelming feeling one has looking up from below to the most beautiful sailing yacht ever built. The long extended keel drafts a little more than 16ft and the yacht rests in heavy launch-carts, adding another 3 feet to the height of the aft deck at 30 ft above the slipway.Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS MEGACATAMARAN SEAFARIS 41 - REST WITH COMFORT AND LUXURY, winner of the 2007 World Superyacht Awards, is a very easthetic 41 meter catamaran.Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS MARCH 27-30 - PALM BEACH BOAT SHOW Palm Beach Boat Show-March 27-30, 2008 is the place to find the industry’s best prices and innovative products for all types of boating activities and fun.....Fri, 21 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS NEW ZEALANDERS RETURN TO SUPPORT THE SUPERYACHT CUP group of marine companies from New Zealand have once again teamed up to support The Superyacht Cup and host the famous 'Kiwi BBQ' during the four day regatta in Palma.Thu, 20 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE 18TH MONACO YACHT SHOW ALREADY SOLD-OUT SEVEN MONTHS BEFORE OPENING DAY! the 24th to the 27th of September 2008, the leading companies of the luxury yachting sector will return to Port Hercules for the 18th Monaco Yacht Show.Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS CROATIA BOAT SHOW: THE TREND OF GROWTH ninth International Croatia Boat Show has confirmed both the trend of growth in the regional nautical industry and its status as the biggest event of its kind in Southeast Europe.Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS BOLICI 136 DEBUTS AT DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 136, an ultra-luxury yacht equipped with the most advanced monitoring systems and integrated entertainment technology, is set for a world premiere.Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS YACHT VISION 08' DELEGATES LEAVE NEW ZEALAND FULL OF IDEAS, CONTROVERSY, MOTIVATION AND FINE MEMORIES Vision ’08 had a slightly green tinge and with that tone came some of the most interesting and thought provoking discussions and presentations to date.Mon, 17 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS HORIZON PREMIER 130+ WORLD DEBUT almost two years of intense construction, Horizon Group announced the launching of the first Horizon Premier 130+ in December 2007. In elaborate ceremonies at the Kaohsiung Shipyard on February 26, 2008, the yacht made her public debut.Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2008 - ONE OF THE WORLD TOP SHOWS International Boat Show (DIBS) 2008 has adopted an on-water traffic solution for the thousands of visitors that visited the opening 11 March.Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS ANTIBES YACHT SHOW WILL GROW THIS YEAR April the Antibes Yacht Show will deck itself out in all its finery and take advantage of its unique geographical location to establish itself as the opening show of the Mediterranean season.Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS A REVIEW OF YACHT MARINAS IN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE Preko is a new facility situated on the beautiful Dalmatian island of Ugljanu, Croatia (foreground in photo). The marina, which is a two and a half mile ferry ride from the mainland port of Zadar, is due to open this spring providing 87 berths up to 20m and a small number of exclusive transient berths for superyachts up to 60m.Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL AT THE MYBA CHARTER SHOW of CNI’s finest yachts will be making their way from their winter cruising destinations to rendezvous at the 20th annual MYBA Charter Show in Genoa, Italy.Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES BEST EDUCATIONAL COMPANY AWARD FOR FEADSHIP ROYAL VAN LENT Van Lent, one of the two Feadship yards, has been awarded Best Educational Company 2007 by the Dutch Association of Centres of Expertise on Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market.Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES DOCKWISE YACHT TRANSPORT EXPANDS SERVICE TO NEW TERRITORIES Yacht Transport (DYT) conquered a new frontier when it delivered a shipment of pleasure yachts to Jebel Ali, Dubai on February 19th, in time for the Dubai International Boat Show, which begins March 11th.Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS CNB 86 DESIGNED BY PHILIPPE BRIAND Briand has designed a new 86’. This aluminium sailing yacht is currently under construction at the Chantier C.N.B. in Bordeaux. She is to be launched in May 2009.Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS NEW HORIZON'S SPECIAL ELEVATOR Emotion BV is proud to announce that they received the order for the delivery of a special half round marine elevator for the project “New Horizon” by Trinity.Fri, 07 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS BROKERAGE LISTINGS FROM CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL Rafferty of CNI Palm Beach announces several new central agencies including the 39m (129’) Lionshare built in 1998 by Heesen, the 35m (114’) Anne O built in 1994 by Hatteras, the 20m (65’) Lionheart built in 1993 by Tollycraft, the 20m (65’) All’s Well built in 2002 by Horizon Yachts, and the 21.34m (70’) Aladdin built in 1980 by Jongert.Fri, 07 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES WALLY 101 AND WALLY 100.3 UNDER CONSTRUCTION two 100 footers are under way at WallyEurope facility: the hull of the Wally 100.3 has been de-moulded and turned, and the hull of the Wally 101 has been repositioned.Thu, 06 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS FRASER YACHTS: THE FORMULA OF SUCCESS Yachts, the unrivalled experts in luxury yacht services, are proud to announce that this year’s Newport Boat Show will be the kick off event for the new look on the West Coast.Thu, 06 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES NEW S SERIES WAVEPIERCER YACHTS Zealand Yachts relationship with Ken Freivokh continues with the redesign of the award winning Spirit Series line of wavepiercer yachts.Wed, 05 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS HURRY UP: AUKLAND INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW TO START IN TWO DAYS! Auckland International Boat Show will again be held in the heart of Auckland City in the magnificent Viaduct Harbour. This venue was developed to serve as the base for the 2000 and 2003 America's Cups and now provides an ideal sheltered haven for the boat show.Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE KEEL OF THE FITH YACHT OF THE PROJECT 23M LAKY VERF HAS BEEN LAID solemn ceremony dedicated to the laying of the keel of the 5th 23M project motor yacht by one of the leading Russian yachtbuilding companies Laky Verf has been held on 28 February 2008.Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES CODECASA: 2008-2011 LAUNCHINGS AND PROJECTS PROGRAMME's programme for year 2008 foresees the launching and delivery of two MotorYachts, a 65m and a 51m, respectively ordered by an Italian Shipping Company and by an American Owner.Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS SUPERYACHT ERMIS 2 IS BEING SHIPPED TO THE MEDITERRANEAN of the most technically-sophisticated superyachts ever launched has just completed sea-trials and is now being shipped to the Mediterranean.Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS FENOMEN BY NAHEMA - A LIMITED SERIES OF 150-FOOT MEGA-CATAMARANS is officially introducing the FENOMEN by NAHEMA, an amazing 150-foot mega-catamaran.Fri, 29 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS FIRST SUPERYACHT CUP TRANSATLANTIC CHALLENGE PLANNED FOR APRIL 2008 the end of the Caribbean season, the rally will be taking the traditional course across the Atlantic via the Azores and finishing in the Port of Vigo on the north west coast of Spain.Fri, 29 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA: WHEN TRADITIONS WIN… the 21st Year, the Antigua Yacht Club is proud to host the Classic Yacht Regattta from 17th April to 22nd April 2008.Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS A TRAVEL INTO THE WORLD OF CATAMARANS we suggest you make a trip into the world of catamarans together with Sebastien Barthez of Nahema (a French producer of luxury catamarans) who did a short research on Wave Piercing Catamarans.Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS AEGEAN SAILOR 24 M leading Turkish yachtbuilder Aegean Yacht is working on two new luxury 24 m Motor Sailers Rosa and Diva.Wed, 27 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS BRABANDER - THE FASTEST YACHT IN LITHUANIA schooner is one of the most fastest sailing ships in Lithuania and was built in 1977 in the Netherlands.Wed, 27 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS MAXWELL JOINS THE VETUS GROUP OF COMPANIES N.V. takes great pleasure in announcing that MAXWELL Marine Limited, a leading manufacturer of high quality anchor windlasses and related deck equipment announced today that it has joined the VETUS group of companies.Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES MATT BRIDGE JOINS THE ALL-STAR TEAM AT DOYLE SAILS NZ AS SUPERYACHT SAIL COORDINATOR serving his 15-year apprenticeship as a Charter Yacht Captain and Yacht Engineer, Matt Bridge has joined Doyle Sails NZ to work alongside Quinny Houry in the Doyle Superyacht Division.Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES ABU DHABI YACHT SHOW 2009 in the curve of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is the powerhouse of the Middle East.Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS PERFORMANCE YACHTS DELIVER REAL VALUE of the most exciting recent entrants into the high quality, semi custom sailing yacht market is Performance Yachts founded by Adrian Nicolle, who owns the respected Hamble based yacht brokers, Nicolle Associates.Thu, 21 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS TERRY HINES BRINGS OVER 25 YEARS OF YACHT CHARTER EXPERIENCE TO IYC (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), is pleased to announce the following new hire at the IYC’s Fort Lauderdale offices: Terry Hines has been named Charter Marketing Director.Thu, 21 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES TRIMARAN PROTEUS: FROM FICTION TO REALITY was conceived and influenced by, amongst others, units such as Commandant Cousteau’s Alcyon and Eric Tabarly’s yachts.Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS SEATEC EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS of the sixth year, increase in number of visitors and satisfaction for the quality of events. “An exhibition among the leading international exhibitions with events to promote the design and creativity of young designers and give awards to the most beautiful boats”Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE SUPERYACHT CUP PALMA JUNE 11- 14TH 2008 is four months to go until the next Superyacht Cup in Palma, and following on from the success of the record breaking year in 2007, entries are coming in fast for this favourite regatta.Sat, 16 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS LAKY VERF STARTS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 45-METRE SUPERYACHT yachtbuilding company Laky Verf is announcing the beginning of the construction of a 45-meter luxury motor yacht made of high-strength steel and aluminium.Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS TWO OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOAT SHOWS TAKE PLACE IN MIAMI THIS MONTH Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail run concurrently from Feb 14-18 in Miami. The two events are separately produced but provide boat buyers of all ambitions with a chance to find the vessel of their dreams.Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS PERINI NAVI LAUNCHES SALUTE, 56 METRE CUTTER new year starts for Perini Navi with the launching of project C.2095, henceforth known as Salute, a 56 meter aluminium cutter created by Perini Navi, worldwide leader in the design and construction of luxury sailing yachts.Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS MOSCOW BOAT SHOW OPENED IN THE EXHIBITION CENTRE ''KROKUS EXPO'' 9 the first international specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show opened in the exhibition centre “Krokus Expo”.Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS MEGAYACHTS.RU INVITES TO THE EXHIBITION MOSCOW BOAT SHOW 2008 invites you to visit our stand and the stands of our partners – companies Windjammer, Boatmarket and Expert Marine at the specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show that will open tomorrow, 9 February, in the exhibition centre "Krokus-Expo".Fri, 08 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS WALLY BROKERAGE AND CHARTER NEWS sailing yachts, the 107 footer Wally B and the 80 footer Indio, the 70 WallyPower Open and four WallyTenders are for sale with immediate delivery.Fri, 08 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AT SEATEC 2008 is a leading figure at Seatec 2008, the International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting for boat and ship builders, due to be held from 7 to 9 February 2008 in Marina di Carrara.Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS JOHN SOLOMON APPOINTED AS SALES BROKER, MONACO Yachts is excited to announce the arrival of John Solomon into the Fraser Yachts Sales Team, based in Monaco. He arrives at Fraser Yachts with an extremely impressive and varied background in the luxury yachting industry.Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES THE 4TH MOSCOW YACHT FESTIVAL 4th Moscow Yacht Festival will be held 19-22 June on the Pushkinskaya quay. The event has already become a traditional summer water-sports holiday and a traditional place for business meetings.Wed, 06 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS ARCTURUS MARINE AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT AND THE YACHT AND BRIKERAGE SHOW Marine's TRAC(r) Digital Fin Stabilizers, Thrusters and Integrated hydraulics systems are well represented on many of the most recognizable yacht brands at the 2008 taking place in Miami Beach February 14th through the 18th.Wed, 06 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES THE BEST YACHT FROM CNI collection of new listings hit the seas last month at CNI.Tue, 05 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES LAKY VERF LAYS THE KEEL OF THE FITH YACHT OF THE PROJECT 23 M Verf is a Russian yachtbuilding company, the main business of which is construction of lux class motor yachts over 23 m. They are motor yachts with exclusive design of a comfortable saloon. Moreover, they are steel yachts of high durability which guarantees safety of navigation.Mon, 04 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS CNI AWARDS are delighted that the 56m/183’ Selene from Perini Navi has been short listed as a finalist in the Best Sailing Yacht in the 45m+ category at the World Superyacht Awards.Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL ABOUT THE FORTHCOMING YACHTING EVENTS forthcoming Miami International Boat Show, held between the 14th – 18th February at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, will see CNI displaying recent listings including the 29.7m/97.5' Gigi from Hargrave, the 24m/80' Dolce Vita II from Leopard, and the 24m/80.7' Lazzara, Leading Lady.Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES RON HOLLAND JOINS THE LIST OF HIGH PROFILE AT YACHT VISION 2008 Kiwi Ron Holland will be gracing the podium at Yacht Vision 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand to enlighten the delegates on his latest project, Ethereal.Thu, 31 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS KNIGHT & CARVER HONOURED AS BOATYARD OF THE YEAR & Carver Yacht Center, which has emerged in recent years as one of the marine industry’s top-rated repair yards for megayachts and other large vessels, has been honored by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) as the nation’s most outstanding boatyard for 2007.Thu, 31 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES 2008 WILL BE THE YEAR OF "THE MOONEN 97" Shipyards-builders of a full range of Displacement, Semi-Displacement, and Explorer models, will add two new 97-foot "pocket-size superyachts" to its growing fleet this year.Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS FEDOR KONYUKHOV SETS OUT ON ANTARCTICA CUP RACETRACK RECORD BID of the 9lb muzzle loader guns landed in 1893 to shore up Albany's defences against a perceived Russian invasion, finally had a Russian in its sights today when Fedor Konyukhov set out from this historic West Australian port to set a solo sailing record around Antarctica.Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS HORIZON PREMIER 130+ MAKES HER DEBUT almost two years of intense and meticulous construction, the first Horizon Premier 130+ was launched at the Premier Pier and successfully finished her sea trials at Kaohsiung harbor. All the test results show the performance and comfort of the yacht are perfect, and provide proof that Horizon Group has successfully achieved world-class megayacht builder status.Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS MARINA PREKO - THE NEW DESTINATION IN THE DALMATIAN ISLANDS, CROATIA in the middle of the stunningly beautiful Dalmatian Coast, the new Marina Preko will be opening in March to provide the delights of an island, with quick and easy access to other anchorages in sheltered waters.Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES 120' NORDIA PERFORMANCE REVEALED AT BOOT DUSSELDORF Dutch yacht builder Van Dam Nordia reveals the concept for their latest offspring and flagship, the 120’Nordia Performance Cruiser, an evolution of the new 70’ Nordia Performance Cruiser.Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS MELITA MARINE GROUP COMPLETES REFIT OF THE 95-METRE MEGAYACHT INDIAN EMPRESS 95-metre superyacht Indian Empress has completed a general refit by the Melita Marine Group in Malta. During its two-month stay, the yacht had two of her three main engines and four generators overhauled and crew cabins and other areas refitted.Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS MOTOR SUPERYACHT DESTINATION FOXHARB'R TOO - ONE OF THE LATEST LAUNCHES BY TRINITY YACHTS 21, 2008 – Trinity Yachts, L.L.C. announced recently, they launched the 161 ft. (49.1m) yacht named Destination FOXHARB’R Too after a brief christening ceremony by the new owner. She is a tri-deck with a beam of 28 ft.(8.6m) and an aluminum semi-displacement hull and aluminum superstructure.Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS PATRICK KNOWLES: TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUE FOR INTERIOR YACHT DESIGN a yacht designer, Patrick Knowles has been practicing his craft for the last 21 years, 13 of which have been under his own banner of Patrick Knowles Designs.Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS THE LARGEST JONGERT EVER HAS BEEN SOLD has announced the signing of the contract for a modern 50-metre sailing yacht, which will be the largest project thus far to be built by this leading Dutch yard.Tue, 22 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS AMELS SHIPYARD IN PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT, a global leader in the art of yacht building and member of the Damen Shipyards Group, has ten (10) newbuild projects in various stages of design, engineering, and construction.Tue, 22 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES HEESEN YACHTS PRESENTS TWO VESSELS Yachts is proud to announce the launching of motor yachts “101” yard number 13844 and “Mon Plaisir” yard number 13547.Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS CATAMARAN NAHEMA 120 MOULDS, AN AMAZING TECHNOLOGICAL FEAT - A FRENCH/AUSTRALIAN PARTNERSHIP, in order to build the first 120 feet composite luxury cruising catamaran on the market, is outsourcing the best for each step of the production process. NAHEMA searched Worldwide for a partner able to master the technology of manufacturing innovative and flawless moulds. The size and the ground-breaking design of the NAHEMA 120, the need to obtain perfect and complex hulls, cockpit, roof, deck, fly-bridge and appendices shapes simply required the best moulds available.Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES GWM RACING APPOINTED AS ON-WATER MANAGEMENT FOR THE SUPERYACHT CUP Wykeham-Martin and John Grandy of GWM Racing Limited have been appointed to run the on-water aspects of The Superyacht Cup events planned for 2008. The calendar includes The Superyacht Cup Transatlantic Challenge starting in Antigua in April, The Superyacht Cup Palma in June and The Superyacht Cup Antigua in December.Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS WORRIES, TROUBLES AND AN EPIC FINAL SPRINT TO COME damage has slowed down the giant trimaran, IDEC's progress during the night. This time it was the staysail stay that paid the price of the repeated slamming into the swell.Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS THE WALLY 80.6 IS SIGNED sixth unit of the successful Wally 80 is sold and the construction is already under way at WallyEurope facility in Fano, italy, with the delivery scheduled for spring 2009.Mon, 14 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS PREDATOR HEADS FOR THE HIGH SEAS too often new additions to the global luxury motoryacht fleet are described as revolutionary breakthroughs, claims that are justified in terms of size, technology or new heights of splendor. A truly radical shift in thinking is much rarer, however… And the phenomenal new 72.80 meter Feadship Predator might just fit the billing.Fri, 11 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS WALLY CALENDER OF EVENTS regattas and three boat shows are the appointments of this year for the Wallys.Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS 11-20 JANUARY - COLLINS STEWART LONDON BOAT SHOW!'s largest annual event, the Collins Stewart London Boat Show, will take place at ExCeL - the heart of London's entertainment district – from 11-20 January 2008. Now in its 54th year the Show promises to offer something for all, and will welcome some 140,000 people, encouraging visitors to take to the waters.Wed, 09 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS MARKET AND PRODUCT REFOCUS TBV MARINE SYSTEMS Marine Systems, the well known elevator supplier will refocus its activities in specializing to supplying custom made mechanical systems to the mega yacht industry specifically and make better use of the in house available engineering and manufacturing capabilities with also producing other custom made systems besides the well known elevators.Wed, 09 Jan 2008 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES JOYON LESS THAN 1000 MILES FROM CAPE HORN! Joyon and IDEC are now on a direct route to Cape Horn, now less than 1,000 from the famous landmark.Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL: A NEW YACHT - A FINE START OF THE NEW YEAR! Nicholson from CNI Miami announces the 33.48m (110’) Neta Marine Shanti as a new listing.Wed, 26 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL: THE WHOLE YACHTING WORLD UNDER CONTROL! off the winter season in the Caribbean, the Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting, from the 5th – 11th December, was dominated by CNI Central Agency yachts, including the 51.4m (168’) Lazy Z which stormed through the Concourse de Chef, with Emma Rye winning the main chef competition and the Caribbean Coffee competition, whilst the best table setting was awarded to Lazy Z’s Chief Stewardess Madurya Abitol. A triple Crown Winner!Tue, 25 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS ISA'S NEW SALE: ISA 48-METRE YACHT announces a new commercial result with the sale of the Alexander V, a 48-metre displacement motor yacht in steel and aluminium, which followed a direct transaction between ISA sales manager and a young and dynamic client without intermediaries.Mon, 24 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS BEST WISHES FROM MEGAYACHTS.RU wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and hopes to please you with new interesting publications in 2008.Mon, 24 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS MOONEN PRESENTS ETOILE D'AZUR Shipyards-builders of a full line of Displacement, Semi-displacement, and Explorer yachts between 72 and 124 feet-has delivered the seventh in its remarkable Moonen 84 Series.Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS EXOTIC, ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL MOTOR YACHT ... “Kismet” luxury yacht with its extraordinary flair , its elegant and unusual fittings and a successful interior design can only impress visitors. Rascal Reymond and Andrew Langton, the young and successful design team from Britain came up with a noble and extraordinary boat for the demanding owner.Tue, 18 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS NEWS FROM MARINE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Wednesday Peter Wilson watched the 84’ Langan designed Angel being launched by Yachting Developments in Hobsonville. She then motored down the harbour to have the mast stepped before returning to the dock at the yard for final tweaking. She has been 18 months in the making, and Wednesday marked a significant project milestone.Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS YANNEKE TOO WINS CAMPER & NICHOLSONS RACE DAY 1 weather provided plenty of variation for the Superyacht Cup fleet for the first race of the three day series in Antigua. Yanneke Too sailed an excellent race making the most of the strong wind conditions, big swells and with conservative preparation for the final squall they crossed the line first, winning the Camper & Nicholsons International Race by 2 minutes and 11 seconds. Second was Patient Falcon, and third Sojana. The first three boats finished within less than 6 minutes.Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS LUERSSEN LAUNCHED MOTOR YACHT MARTHA ANNürssen launched in December 2007 Martha Ann, which was known under the project name Shark. She is the sister ship of Apoise (2006) and Saint Nicolas (2007) but other than her predecessors, she has a blue hull, which gives her a more elegant sleek line. Martha Ann will be delivered to her owner in April 2008.Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS TRANSATLANTIC MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP 2007: NARIIDA WINS IN REAL TIME, DARK SHADOW IS THIRD is 13 years old but she does not look it: Nariida, the 105 foot ketch representing the first Wally revolution, is the fastest yacht of the first edition of the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2007!Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS NEW BROKERAGE AND CHARTER LISTINGS FROM CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL collection of new listings hit the seas last month at CNI. Fernando Nicholson from CNI Miami announces the 32m/106’ Spirit of Ashanti from Technomarine as a new listing. Launched in 2000, she underwent a refit in 2006 and is now in as new condition. Georges Bourgoignie, also from CNI Miami, announces that the 24.4m Selene from Nautor Swan is available through CNI. Built in 2000, she is a superb performance cruiser.Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES SUPERYACHT CUP ANTIGUA SUPPORTS THE ANTIGUA YACHT CLUB YOUTH PROGRAM yachts taking part in the next Superyacht Cup Antigua have now all arrived and are preparing for the regatta which starts on Wednesday 12th December. Sojana, the Farr designed 35m ketch arrived into Falmouth Harbour this morning (December 8th) having completed a Transatlantic race to St.Maarteen. Crossing the line after nearly 12 days at sea, Sojana immediately turned around, no time to even nip ashore and celebrate their arrival, and headed tp Antigua for the next regatta.Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE ITALIAN PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC GIORGIO NAPOLITANO CONFERRED THE ''LEONARDO QUALITA ITALIA'' AWARD FOR 2007 TO FABIO PERINI Oscar for Italian entrepreneurship was granted to Fabio Perini by the President of the Republic during an official ceremony at the Quirinale palace, in the presence of the Minister of International Trade and European Policies Emma Bonino, the President of the Leonardo Committee Laura Biagiotti, the President of ICE (National Institute for Foreign Trade) Ambassador Umberto Vattani, the Vicepresident of Confindustria (Confederation of Italian Industry) Marco Colaninno.Fri, 07 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS MUIR WINS ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD anchor windlass manufacturer Muir has been honoured by its fellow engineers with an Engineering Excellence Award.Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES JOINING OF THE STEEL HULL AND ALUMINIUM SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE YACHT TIMMERMAN 40-2 27, 2007 on the shipyard Timmerman Yachts the steel hull and the aluminium superstructure of the second yacht of the project Timmerman 40 were joined. The specialists of the company that is why preciseness and maximal concentration are a usual thing.Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS FEBRUARY 9-17, 2007 - MOSCOW BOAT SHOW dozens of Russians have their own yachts, motor boats, inflatable boats and sailing yachts. A few years ago only the elite could afford to own a yacht, today even people with moderate means can afford to buy a small motor boat.Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS NEWCRUISE - YACHT PROJECTS + DESIGN: A CONCEPT THAT WORKS... – Yacht Projects + Design – the yacht planning and design studio based in Hamburg is represented each year on the “ Deutsche Yachten” Stand at international shows for big boats, sailing and motor megayachts.Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES THE MEETING OF THE SABA DISTRIBUTORS 12, 2007 in the hotel “Victoria”, Amsterdam, a meeting of the distributors of the company Saba, the leading international supplier of adhesives and sealants for professional applications in shipbuilding sphere, was held.Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO ANTIGUA FOR THE SUPERYACHT CUP the 44.7m Dubois designed ketch sailed in to Falmouth Harbour in Antigua yesterday completing their transatlantic delivery in a leisurely manner and with time to spare to prepare for the Superyacht Cup Antigua which starts on December 12th.Mon, 03 Dec 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS BEIDERBECK DESIGNS: THE HANDWRITING OF A SUPERYACHT DESIGNER lines of the new 23-metre long fly-bridge yacht – the Marzarin 72 by SMG Werft AG in Rostock present themselves as a synthesis of elegance and power that convey an impression of size. The Mazarin reflects the handwriting of an experienced designer - a designer who is at home in the world of superyachts.Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS MUIR MANUFACTURES THE LARGEST MEGAYACHT ANCHORING SYSTEM IN RECORD TIME manufacturing capability of Muir has surpassed all expectations. The 2004 Tasmanian Exporter Of The Year, and an Australian Manufacturing Exporter Of The Year, received an order just prior to Christmas for the supply of an anchoring system for a prestigious Australian owned mega yacht, but the manufacturing requirements were almost half that of the standard lead time.Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES STRONG INTERNATIONAL GROWTH FOR MULDER SHIPYARD is extending its international profile with new orders from Germany and Spain.Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS SNEKER ARCHITECT VRIPACK TAKES FIRST PRIZE Lauderdale, USA – During the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the luxurious motor yacht Bystander has been awarded Super Yacht of the Year during the International This 43 metre retro classic yacht, also mother ship of the world famous J-class Velsheda, has been designed by Vripack.Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS TURNING OF THE HULL OF THE WALLY 101 advanced composite construction of the hull of the Wally 101 is completed at WallyEurope yard.Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES NAHEMA - FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR’s team is really happy to start 2008 by exhibiting at the World Largest Boat Show - Boot Dusseldorf. This is a great opportunity to introduce NAHEMA’s range of mega catamarans to high-calibre visitors coming from 60 different countries with a strong interest in sailboats and catamarans.Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES BOERO SUPER NAVI INTRODUCES A NEW RANGE OF PRODUCTS Super Navi, one of the major international paint-and-lacquer producers has introduced a new range of products for the finish covering.Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS WHIGHT NIGHT OR ANOTHER VIEW ON THE YACHTING OF THE FUTURE Night is a 105m yacht with a "petit" superstructure designed in a time of continual size increases which are now resulting in the ultra large mega yachts currently in build. We developed her to express an opinion about this current situation, bigger and bigger boats are reminiscent of the cold war, rather like an arms race! No longer is a 130m yacht so unusual or so impressive. So we thought about an alternative approach, another way for the wealthy among us to express themselves through their yachts.Mon, 26 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS CANNES CROISETTE CUP - AN EVENT WHICH IS WORTH SEEING! second edition of the Super Yacht “Cannes Croisette Cup” will be held from 4th to 8th June 2008 in the bay of Cannes.Fri, 23 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SEA INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION colleagues! The National Sea Industry Association invites all the members of the association to take part in the meeting that will be held November 22, 2007 at 6 pm in the Krokus-Expo, 2nd pavilion, conference hall.Thu, 22 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS J.KINDER: LUXURY IN THE YACHT IMAGE 32-meter yacht in the “Golden Series Line” was launched from the Danube Marine shipyard in Bratislava at the beginning of the year. The yacht, which was previously built by PR-marine, is being marketed under the AMS YACHT label. Its interior is highly modern and purist with straight lines; its exterior possesses such new elements as side air intakes and a glazed sunroof for the flybridge.Thu, 22 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS FIRST PLACE IN DESIGN AT 2007 BARCELONA SHOW Yacht Design And Research Ltd. are pleased to announce that Patrick J. Bray was awarded First Place in the Salon Nautico International de Barcelona / Madrid Diseῆo de Yates Awards, Conceptual Category for Technical Innovation and Yacht Design, at the Barcelona International Boat Show in November this year.Wed, 21 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS STREAMLINE - THE LUXURY OF THE STYLE her full-aluminium construction, Streamline – the yacht number fifty which bear the logo of the Shipyard part of Gruppo Mondo of Gallo D’Alba – is the work result of a team composed by the Dutch Cor D. Rover for concept design and exterior styling, the French Frederic Mechiche who – in cooperation with the Florentine Luca Dini – designed the minimalist interiors and the Genova based SYDAC for the naval architecture.Tue, 20 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW: HURRY UP TO SEE IT! two weeks are left till the opening of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show and the show is steadily growing! We have 85 yachts and over 300 agents, vendors and press listed to date...... so this year's show promises to be as exciting as ever with a number of new yachts once again making their debut here in Antigua.Mon, 19 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INTERNATIONAL RETURN TO SYC ANTIGUA less than a month to go until the next Superyacht Cup in Antigua, yachts are leaving the Mediterranean and East Coast of the US and heading off to the Caribbean to start their winter seasons in the sun.Fri, 16 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS HATTRICK FOR VRIPACK BROKERAGE Ten Holter, MD of Vripack Yacht & Ship Brokers, reports three consecutive sales in the month October.Thu, 15 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES OPACMARE S.p.A. WINS DAME - DESIGN AWARD METS 2007 Dixon, Chairman of the Jury of the DAME Award, announced the winner of the prestigious prize at the start of METS November 13.Wed, 14 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS A SUPERYACHT FORUM ON A GLOBAL SCALE again, in close collaboration with the METS, The Yacht Report will deliver the Global Superyacht Forum, an unrivalled business forum for the world’s Superyacht market.Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS NEW BOOK LAUNCHED BY THE SUPERYACHT ART AGENCY - ''THE MALTESE FALCON: ART OF INNOVATION'' as the most incredible, influential and ground breaking yacht the world has ever seen, the Maltese Falcon has now been captured within the pages of an exclusive art book; The Maltese Falcon: Art of Innovation.Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS TIMMERMAN 45 SETS FOR HER SEA TRIALS 17, 2007 the first transatlantic megayacht Timmerman 45 set for her sea trials which took place on the Rybinsk reservoir.Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS SEATEC 2008 INCREASES THE SPACE FOR DESIGN is increasingly at the fore at Seatec 2008, the International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting for boat and ship builders, due to be held in Marina di Carrara from 7 to 9 February 2008.Mon, 12 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS PRESENTS TWO STRIKING PROJECTS and Lisa are the latest projects by the renowned German shipbuilder Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.Fri, 09 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS YACHTING DEVELOPMENTS BEGINS WORK ON ITS THIRD DUBOIS DESIGNED SUPER SLOOP Developments has signed a 36 metre Dubois sloop to be completed mid-2008. The yacht, for a southern hemisphere client will be built in composite relying on the expertise, technique and craftsmanship Yachting Developments is re-known for.Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS A NEW WEB-SITE FOR MULDER SHIPYARD a part of its ongoing internationalisation, Mulder Shipyard has upgraded its website. The site is now available in Dutch, English, French and Russian, and an Italian update is being prepared.Wed, 07 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES A SLEEK PREMIER 120' GROWS HORIZON'S MEGAYACHT ROSTER design for the new Horizon Premier 120-foot raised pilothouse motor yacht was born from the need to satisfy Horizon’s ever-increasing international client roster with a sleek but voluminous yacht built on a generous beam and given well-appointed accommodations. The new yacht fills a gap in the megayacht lineup.Tue, 06 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS GALILEO - AEGEAN MEGACLASSICS summer, 2007 a grand celebration took place at Bodrum Marina, TURKEY, as Aegean Yacht unveiled its new vessel GALILEO, the 50 meter classic three-masted schooner. This superyacht has become the 40th yacht launched at the Aegean Yacht boatyard and the biggest of her type in the history of Turkish boatbuilding.Mon, 05 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS SOUTHERN WIND SHIPYARD PRESENTS SW 110 MINI-SERIES the alluring result achieved with the SW 100 DS – 7 yachts commissioned and built in just 3 years – Southern Wind Shipyard is now proud to present the new SW 110 MINI-SERIES.Fri, 02 Nov 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS LAU LAU - THE FIRST UNIT OF THE NEW DESIGN OF THE 70 WALLYPOWER MOTOR YACHT LINE at WallyEurope in Fano, the yacht made her successful debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS JONGERT ELEGANTLY ENTERS MOTOR YACHT MARKET in her appearance, the new JONGERT 3900MY demonstrates thrilling top speed and power in a gentleman's yacht. The sleek lines in this aluminium semi displacement, twin screw, fast cruiser unite with ingenious hydrodynamics. Thorough tank testing results in a hull form that ensures a fast and stable ride, keeping decks dry while generating lift at high speeds. Zero speed stabilisers guarantee onboard comfort at low speeds and on rough waters.Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS POPPEE'S DREAM - A DREAM ON THE VERGE OF REALITY latest project from Bray Yacht Design And Research Ltd. is a 135 ft. long-range motoryacht designed for a client with a passion for diving. It is an update to the owner’s currently somewhat smaller yacht, replacing it for trips from Louisiana south to the Caribean and on down to Belize. The vessel will have an 18 knots cruise speed and 3000 mile range and will be built in aluminium.Fri, 26 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS VRIPACK DESIGNS STRAIGHT FORWARD 164' MOTOR YACHT whole design of this 164’ Motor Yacht shows she is designed for an experienced yacht owner family which has a passion for fair timeless yacht lines. But do not be fooled as this steel yacht with aluminium superstructure has a modern full 32ft maximum beam, a 10ft draught, a 68ft height above DWL with a 630 mt displacement. Once built, her gracious appearance can not be missed.Thu, 25 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS WALLY AT THE FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW will exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2007 with the stand # 695 in the Super Yacht Builders and Designers tent to introduce several novelties.Wed, 24 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS 75-METER CORPORATE YACHT DESIGNED FOR RUSSIAN WATERWAYSé van der Velden Design announces the completion of the basic design for “Arrow,” a ground-breaking concept yacht specifically shaped for a unique segment of the growing Russian pleasure market.Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS 75M MOTOR YACHT: TODAY, TOMORROW…Ñreated as something of a tomorrow/today project, this 75-metre (246 feet) concept developed for Devonport Yachts has allowed the Humphreys team to make unfettered use of their imaginations to visualise just one possible direction that the design of superyachts will take over the years ahead. Not just an aesthetic or hypothetical exercise, the project explores many of the technological developments that are occurring both inside and outside the marine industry today.Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS LAURENT GILES AND PENDENNIS SUPER YACHTS HAVE REVEALED PLANS FOR ANOTHER CUSTOM SUPER YACHT PROJECT 40m long range all aluminium yacht for ten passengers will be built under the Megayacht Code under 50m and under 500GRT she comes with a choice of engines; Twin Caterpillar 3508B (C) give cruising and maximum speeds of 11.0 Knots and 14.6 Knots, or twin MTU S60 providing 11 Knots cruising and maximum 13.5 Knots.Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS BURGER'S ARETI I ON DELIVERY VOYAGE is proud to announce the October 16, 2007 departure of the 127' (38.7m) Tri-Deck, Areti I on her delivery voyage from Burger Boat Company to her eagerly awaiting owner.Fri, 19 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS OCTOBER 25 - 29, 2007 - 48th FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Lauderdale is gearing up to welcome the 48th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. From October 25 - 29, 2007 the waterways will play host to the marine world’s best with more than $2 Billion worth of superyachts, boats, marine accessories, electronics, and more.Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS CRN LAUNCHES MARAYA: A 54-METER MEGAYACHT“Maraya”, a splendid 54-metre mega-yacht, slid into the water on the 8th of September, with more than 1000 people in hand to watch the stirring ceremony held for the launching of the majestic steel and aluminium ship, hull number 121 of the CRN shipyard, an event opened, in keeping with the tradition, to the entire city of Ancona.Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS BAS NEDERPELT JOINS SALES TEAM AT FEADSHIP E VRIES sales and marketing team at Feadship – Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw has been strengthened with the appointment of Bas Nederpelt. He has joined Henk de Vries as a co-director of sales & marketing, adding his significant experience in the luxury yacht market.Tue, 16 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES THE GALLERY OF THE SAILING YACHT JULIE MARIE BY NAUTOR'S SWAN's Swan launched its new yacht Julie Marie in June 2007. In september the yacht was presented at the Monaco Yacht Show. The visitors of the show had a great opporutnity to see the yacht. Those who didn't manage to see it may visit the gallery of Julie Marie on our web-site.Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS WALLY CLASS 2007 HUBLOT TROPHY AWARDS Tropez, France – The Wally Class winner of the racing season is the boat with the best race results of the 2007 regattas. To be eligible for the Trophy, a Wally has to compete at least in three regattas in the course of the year.Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS SEATEC'S PRESTIGE GROWS INTERNATIONALLY, the International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting for boat and ship builders, organised by CarraraFiere, is gaining ever more recognition on an international scale.Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS WELCOME ONBOARD GIVI! Givi by CRN was launched 10 July 2006 and gained hearts of yachtsmen all over the world.Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS FEADSHIP LAUNCHES THE SECOND F45: M.Y . HARLE Saturday October 6, the Royal Van Lent Shipyard launched the 44.65m (146’6”) M.Y. Harle.Wed, 10 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PERINI NAVI RE-LAUNCHES THE PICCHIOTTI BRAND WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 50M MOTOR YACHT, FIRST OF THE VITRUVIUS CONCEPT. Navi announces the sale of a 50 metre motor yacht. Designed by Vitruvius Ltd. this new project combines the characteristics of the Vitruvius Concept – a new type of yacht created by the French naval architect Philippe Briand – with the features of an Explorer vessel, following the owner’s requirements.Tue, 09 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS RUSSIA CAN BUILD MEGAYACHTS AND COMPETE WITH WESTERN SHIPYARDS 2nd, a press-tour was held at the Moscow Shipyard. The journalists had an opportunity to visit all the workshops of the shipyard, to see all the stages of the megayacht construction and also the already built and launched megayacht Timmerman 45.Tue, 09 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SANTA MARIA - THE EVERLASTING BEAUTY! Navi Santa Maria is the second of the 56 metre series (the first born is Burrasca). Her aluminium hull is designed by Perini Navi Design Dept. (headed by Mr. Franco Romani) in collaboration with Ron Holland.Mon, 08 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS NEW SALE AT ISA - ISA 630 – International Shipyards Ancona is proud to announce the sale of the brand new ISA 630. ISA 630 is a displacement motor yacht designed by Andrea Vallicelli in close cooperation with staff in the ISA design department.Fri, 05 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PERINI NAVI LAUNCHES ITS 45-METRE SLOOP HELIOS Navi, worldwide leader in the design and construction of luxury sailing yachts, proudly announces that the launching ceremony of Helios was held on August 29th at Perini Navi’s Picchiotti facility in Viareggio.Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS AL SALAMAH - QUEEN OF THE SEAS! this yacht’s length (456,1 feet) astounds you, then her beam – all 77 feet of it – will give you pause.Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW: FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN LOVE WITH THE YACHTING WORLD 6 through 14 October Genoa International Boat Show - the reference event for the pleasure boating sector as a whole, organised by Fiera di Genova SpA and UCINA (the Italian Marine Industry Association) will be back at Genoa fairground.Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS NEW DATES FOR SUPERYACHT CUP PALMA provisional dates for The Superyacht Cup Palma 2008 announced in the latest copy of the SYC Newsletter have now been brought forward by one week to June 11 - 14th.Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP: WALLY IS AGAIN AMONG LEADERS was a superb racing week in the Sardinian waters with blue sky, warm sunshine and different weather conditions ranging from very light and unstable breeze to steady wind over 20 knots.Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS FEADSHIP F-STREAM WOWS THE CROWDS IN MONACO unveiled the newest member of the Feadstream family at the Monaco boat show, and received an overwhelmingly positive response.Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS CLASSICAL TWO-MAST SCHOONER IMPERIA WILL BE FINISHED AT LIMAN SHIPYARD 27th of September 2007 the wooden hull of a megayacht "Imperia" has arrived to the shipyard “LIMAN" (Ukraine, Nikolayev) for further completion.Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS NEW MAN AT THE DE VOOGT HELM Voogt Naval Architects, part of the Feadship group and headquartered in Haarlem, the Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Hans van Riemsdijk as managing director.Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES TOP YACHTS AT MONACO SHOW USE ARCTURUS MARINE'S TRAC PRODUCTS Marine's world-renowned TRAC(r) digital stabilizers, thrusters and integrated hydraulics systems are installed on the most prestigious yachts at the 2007 Monaco Yacht Show which takes place at Port Hercule in the French Riviera on September 19th through the 22nd.Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CANNES INTERNATIONAL BOAT AND YACHT SHOW: A RESOUNDINGLY SUCCESSFUL ANNIVERSARY! prestigious than ever, the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show adorned itself for its 30th anniversary with all its finery to invite its 65.000 visitors (up 19% compared to 2006) to dream and escape.Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS MONACO YACHT SHOW: HURRY TO SEE IT! days are left till the start of the one of the most prestigious yacht shows of the world. The largest hits of the yachting world are heading for Monaco. It will be a sight that is really worth seeingSun, 16 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS NAUTOR'S SWAN PRESENTS THE SWAN 100S AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 2007’s Swan is proud to present Swan 100S, Julie Marie, at the forthcoming 2007 Monaco Yacht Show which will take place from 19-22 September.Tue, 11 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS THE LAUNCHING OF THE FIRST SEA SUPERYACHT BUILT IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT TIMMERMAN-31 23th of August 2007 on Timmerman Yachts shipyard a company great celebration took place. In the presence of the Owner’s representatives and head persons of the company the launching of the first 31 m built in the framework of Timmerman-31 project was performed.Mon, 10 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS A JOURNEY ABOUT THE GUIDO DE GROOT DESIGN WORLD de Groot Design is a Dutch based yacht design company which works on both interior design and yacht exterior styling.Fri, 07 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES SUNREEF YACHTS - A BRAND TO BE REMEMBERD in Poland, in a famous city of Gdansk, the SUNREEF YACHTS Shipyard is constantly growing. In a couple of years only it proved its large capacities in the field of naval construction and interior design, which explains its numerous success in the very demanding market of luxury boatbuilding industry.Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES WALLY DISPLAY AT CANNES BOAT SHOW AND MONACO BOAT SHOW important rendez-vous in September for those who would like to visit and test our boats: Wally exhibits at the Festival International de la Plaisance de Cannes, France, 12-17 September and at the MonacoYacht Show, 19-22 September.Wed, 05 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS WALLY LAUNCHES 70 WALLY POWER first unit of the new model of the 70 Wally Power design has been successfully launched.Tue, 04 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP: AWAKE THE SLEEPING GIANTS! Sardinia. Porto Cervo. Maxi Yacht. Rolex. The ingredients roll off the tongue and run together to form the high-octane mix that is the most spectacular gathering of sailing design and technology held each year.Tue, 04 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SUNREEF 102 SAILING - A DREAM WILL COME TRUE Yachts is delighted to announce its first order for a luxurious sailing catamaran of 102 feet!Mon, 03 Sep 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS VULKAN SHIPYARD: YOUR REFERENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Shipyard is a shipyard belonging to the Yaiza Trust Corporation, which is essentially devoted to the design and building of large aluminium yachts and to the repair and maintenance of all types of yacht.Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES METEOR: A MIXTURE OF TRADITIONS AND CONTEMPORANEITY Huisman’s latest launch, combining the classic lines of the Gloucester schooner with 21st century sail and rig technology, has already turned heads in Valencia and Palma.Mon, 13 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS LINK EXCHANGE subscribers of MegaYachts.Ru, yacht owners and web-site owners! You must have noticed that our web-site has been redesigned.Fri, 10 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES THE SUPERYACHT CUP AND INFORMA plc FORM PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE WORLD SUPERYACHT EVENTS GROUP the wake of the hugely successful Superyacht Cup 2007 event held last month Palma, which attracted 52 of the world’s biggest sailing Superyachts, a new joint-venture has been announced between the Superyacht Cup and Informa plc.Thu, 09 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS 17TH MONACO YACHT SHOW: FACTS AND FIGURES 17th Monaco Yacht Show will be held from 19 to 22, September 2007 in Port Hercules, Monaco.Wed, 08 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS THE LAUNCH AND DELIVERY M/Y ILLUSION launches the fifth ISA 120 M/Y Illusion at the end of June and delivers her in mid July.Tue, 07 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PROJECT 6H 52M EXPLORATION YACHT BY LAURENT GILES NAVAL ARCHITECTS the beginning of the 80th year for this British design house, Laurent Giles spotlight their 52m rugged no nonsense and functional Exploration Yacht, whose sturdy construction and long range will enable her to visit any remote cruising area.Mon, 06 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS HAKVOORT LAUNCHES PERLE BLEUE FOR REPEAT CLIENT the auspicious date of 07/07/2007, Hakvoort Shipyard in Holland launched the 38-metre luxury motoryacht Perle Bleue. Her delighted owners, Mr and Mrs Stanley Bey, attended the ceremony and threw a thank you party for 150 guests and workers.Fri, 03 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS BOERO RELEASES STRONG YEAR-END RESULTS paint and coatings specialist Boero has announced that its year-end sales for 2006 grew by 9.1 per cent over the previous year to ˆ115.6 million, with strong growth across all three of its business segments.Thu, 02 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS ANNOUNCES ITS FINALISTS July 2007, Fort Lauderdale ISS (International Superyacht Society) today released its lists of finalists for the 2007 International Design Awards. These yachts represent the very finest naval architecture, design, interiors, engineering and builds the large yacht industry presents in the preceding calendar year.Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS NEW SABDES 70M DESIGN: ''WHAT THE SEA WANTS, THE SEA WILL HAVE'' name says it all! The newest SABDES concept comes in the form of a striking 70 metre (230') Megayacht that has no qualms about making its presence known the world over. It is proposed with sports car red livery, speeds of 25+ knots, and accomodation for up to 12 exclusive guests.Tue, 31 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS CANADOS LAUNCHES ITS LATEST 110', the famous roman yard, just launched a new 110’ super yacht, a long-range cruiser of 33 meters and 5 cabins layout. This new yacht, further confirms canados tradition and committment in the building of large, elegant and well balanced yachts, strongly tailored to accommodate all customers’ needs.Mon, 30 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS 30 YEARS, A MAGNIFICENT ANNIVERSARY FROM 12-17 SEPTEMBER 2007's finest in-water boat show is thirty years old already! What is the key to this exceptional success, you ask?Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS LAKY VERF AND ITS NEW OPPORTUNITIES company Laky Verf is starting the reconstruction of the covered building slip (it takes about 2196 sq.m.) on the territory of Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repairing factory. It means that there will be an opportunity to build yachts over 100 m in length.Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES A WINDOW ON CANADOS WORLD contents and graphic layout, state-of-the-art technology, excellent navigability and interactivity: this is the new Canados’ website. The famous Italian brand returns online in an even more attractive form. Exclusive photographs, virtual tours of the interiors of the yachts and the most recent news, all a click away to surf the site amid tradition and innovation.Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES WALLY STARTS THE CONSTRUCTION OF ITS LARGEST MEGAYACHT the sale of the Wally 101 last April and the Wally 100.3 two weeks ago, the largest Wally so far is signed: the Wally 50m, a blue-water sloop combining all the comforts and amenities of a mega yacht with the Wally performance and ease of handling as requested by the owner.Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS SEATEC GETTING READY FOR 2008 set for the sixth year of Seatec, the International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting for boat and ship builders organised by CarraraFiere to be held in Marina di Carrara from 7 to 9 February 2008. Technology, accessories, components, port equipment and sailing equipment, marine engines, composite materials, design and engineering. These are the key areas of the exhibition, that has become a member of the IFBSO association and that, thanks to its success over the years, will be even bigger in 2008 with various new events on the agenda.Tue, 24 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS NAHEMA'S WORLD PREMIERE AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 2007’s CEO, Pierre Lacagne, says: “The Monaco Yacht show is exclusively dedicated to luxury yachts. Buyers and industry specialists come from all around the world. It is the perfect showcase for NAHEMA.Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES NAHEMA 120: ''MULTIHULL CULTURE'' IN FRANCE Vaton, the architect of the NAHEMA 120, has designed a very innovative and aesthetic boat, with slender and pure lines, both fast and secure at sea. Built in epoxy on a female mould, the NAHEMA 120 structures will be strengthened by the extensive use of carbon on the most demanding areas. It will be certified Bureau Veritas and MCA.Fri, 20 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE NEWS OF THE YACHT DESIGN RSD Saunders Design returned in March to the Gulf to exhibit for the third time at the. RSD Directors and Rupert Mann showed a range of their latest and most exciting projects, and demonstrated their full range of exterior styling, interior design and naval architecture skills.Wed, 18 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS DENIKI - CHARMING BEAUTY…, a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, announces the delivery of Deniki, the first in its highly successful LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 171 semi-custom series.Mon, 16 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS WALLY 100: MULTIFUNCTIONAL YACHT WITH A WIDE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES second 100 footer (30 meter) is sold after only two months from the signature of the Wally 101 , making a total of four sailing yachts currently under construction at WallyEurope yard, ranging from 100 to 148 feet (30-45 meters).Fri, 13 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS TIMMERMAN YACHTS LAUNCHED THE FIRST TRANSATLANTIC MEGAYACHT OF THE PROJECT TIMMERMAN-45 28th a unique ceremony was held at the shipyard Timmerman Yachts. The 45-meter transatlantic yacht built in Russia was launched in the presence of the owner’s representatives and chief executives of the company. The building contract of the yacht was signed December 31st, 2005. The yacht was built according to the project Timmerman 45 developed by the largest European independent design company Vripack Yachting International.Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS THE LATEST YACHTS INDUSTRIES NEWS luxury mega-catamarans specialist shipyard Yachts Industries has been increasing its production and the size of its yachts over the past few months. The Yachts industries group owns the two brands Yapluka Yachts and Blubay Yachts. All Yachts Industries catamarans are completely custom-made and go from 65 to 162 feet in length, with a great attention on quality standards.Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS 17TH MONACO YACHT SHOW: AT A TIME OF GREAT INNOVATION, EXCLUSIVE QUALITY AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 17th Monaco Yacht Show will be held from the 19th till the 22nd of September 2007 in Monaco’s Port Hercules, and will once again be the focal point for business in the luxury yachting sector.Tue, 10 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS BALK SHIPYARD'S GLOBAL NETWORK OF CUSTOMERS WELCOME IN NEW REFIT HALL construction of a new refit hall will allow the Balk Shipyard, one of the world’s few refit specialists, to carry out full-scale refits of mega-yachts in a fully conditioned environment. The official opening date for the 60 metre long hall is Friday 8 June.Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES NEW 200' RETRO DESIGN BY VRIPACK harmonious combination of timeless smooth lines and modern design has resulted in a 200’ retro Motor Yacht designed by the enthusiastic Vripack team. The careful and refined balance between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ is provided by the large curves and overhangs. Modern lines and shapes are applied to create this ‘modern classic’.Thu, 05 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS WALLY POWER 70 IS PREPARING FOR THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA PLAISANCE IN CANNES first unit of the new model of the 70 Wally Power is underway at WallyEurope facility and the construction proceeds on schedule.Wed, 04 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS THE YACHT OF THE FUTURE SIGNATURE 40 to YachtPlus, the 40 “Signature Series” is a new concept private luxury yacht for a new generation of yacht owner.Tue, 03 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS PRETTY WOMAN TO MAKE GRAND ENTRANCE IN 2009 announces the contract for a new 39-metre luxury ocean-going motoryacht with a steel hull and aluminium alloy superstructure. Pretty Woman is scheduled for delivery in May 2009. Ideal for chartering, she will provide sumptuous accommodation for up to 12 guests and be built to Lloyds Special Service Craft regulations.Mon, 02 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS ESSENCE WINS HER WAY... the 17th annual Showboats International awards dinner and presentation, held at the Sporting Club of Monte-Carlo, the editor in chief of the magazine, Jill Bobrow, and the publisher, Gary de Santis, presented the award to Esense’s design team (Bill Tripp, the naval architect, and Odile Decq , the interior designer) and shipyard represented by Luca Bassani, who also conceived the yacht.Mon, 02 Jul 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SEDATION: THE FIRST MEANS THE BEST Yachts is pleased to announce the first launch of its new 4400 Series (144’). On June 8th, “Sedation” was launched and christened by the owner’s daughter.Tue, 26 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS ONE MORE TRINITY YACHTS ''LADY'' SETS OUT ON HER JOURNEY announced recently, their latest delivery, the 161ft (49m), aluminum tri-deck M/Y LADY MICHELLE, another new yacht of the series "lady".Mon, 25 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS GIRAGLIA ROLEX CUP: WALLY IS AS USUAL UP TO THE MARK Tropez – Two Wallys participated this year in the Giraglia Rolex Cup inshore races, Magic Carpet Squared and K2Wind, and both of them competed in the IRC Class with the super maxis like Alfa Romeo and the new Wild Oats XI.Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS THE MOST EXCITING EVENT OF THE SEASON - SUPERYACHT CUP PALMA 2007 ULYSSE NARDIN Bay of Palma was filled with sails on the first day of The Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin. The fifty-two entries make up the largest fleet of sailing superyachts ever assembled for this three day rally.Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS "JULIE MARIE" COMES OUT"Julie Marie", Nautor’s 7th Swan 100, touched the water, at noon the 4th of June. Although Nautor has built semi raised saloon versions of the Swan 100 before, this Swan features completely new deckhouse styling.Wed, 20 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PERINI NAVI IN ITS GLORY Navi proudly announces the sale of a 56 metre ketch, hull number C.2123. This all-aluminium alloy yacht will be the 48th vessel in the Perini Navi fleet that comprises 40 yachts and 8 under construction.Mon, 18 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES MINE GAMES: "A TOY MIRACLE" WILL BECOME A REALITY 164ft. (49.9 m) MINE GAMES is one of the latest additions to the Trinity Yachts family. Trinity announced recently, they are well under-construction with a 164ft. (49.9 m), 28ft. (8.5m) beam, aluminum tri-deck motoryacht to be named MINE GAMES.Thu, 14 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE FIRST FAST SAILING YACHT BY PERINI NAVI AND BRIAND YACHT DESIGN new aluminium Philippe Briand design is being built by the Perini Navi shipyard.Wed, 13 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS NAHEMA - A NEW MEMBER OF THE YACHTING INDUSTRY is a new luxury catamaran builder, with head offices in Marseille in the South of France. Nahema designs and builds cruising catamarans over 100 feet.Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS Y702: A MASTERPIECE OF THE OCEANCO YACHTING ART impressive 82 meter yacht build number Y702 emerged on Friday 25 May 2007 from the Oceanco custom facility in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands, where she entered on 8th April 2006 to be completely fitted out, only 14 months ago.Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MOONEN 124 OPENS A NEW HISTORICAL STAGE IN THE HISTORY OF THE DUTCH SHIPBUILDER Shipyards has reached a new plateau in its quarter-century of building fine “pocket-size superyachts.” The shipyard has begun construction of its longest and largest-displacement yacht, the first 37.80-metre Moonen 124.Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS FEADSHIP "ANNA" PRESENTS ITSELF"Anna" is the largest yacht in terms of volume ever built by the Koninklijke De Vries yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands.Tue, 05 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS OCEA PRESENTS 32.7-METER YACHT "MARHABA" Shipyard, located in Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic Coast, has launched the third of its Commuter Yacht Series, an OCEA Commuter 108 named “MARHABA”. The OCEA Commuter 108 is designed by the naval architect office Joubert-Nivelt.Mon, 04 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS "ATLANTIC" RESUSCITATES, Holland, April 16th 2007. Today the keel was laid of the new schooner ATLANTIC at the Van der Graaf yard. Two keel sections have been built upside down and by turning them the official moment of the laying of the keel was constituted. Seven more sections are being constructed to complete this strikingly large and slender three masted yacht. By the end of the year the motorized vessel will be launched, after which fitting out and rigging is expected to take another two years.Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS ISA: BRAND NEW CORPORATE IMAGE new advertising campaign and website, this are the biggest news of ISA’s communication strategy for the year 2007. The advertising campaign is focused on the dream, the dream that every client choosing ISA as their preferred partner will realise.Wed, 30 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CRN "STAR" RISES, 16 May 2007 – A grand celebration took place today at the CRN Shipyard, as the Ancona shipyard held a new launching: “Emerald Star”, the first 43-metre hull of a new displacement line made of composite materials, took to the water in the presence of the shipowner and more than 350 shipyard employees, to whom the festive day was dedicated.Tue, 29 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW ISA YACHT FIROUZEH - "A GOOD LUCK TALISMAN" this week ISA launched the sixth yacht of the ISA 120 series, the FIROUZEH.Fri, 25 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PORTOFINO SPRING REGATTA UNDER THE AEGIS OF WALLY YACHTS classic event of the Mediterranean racing circuit for large yachts changed name and sponsor but remains the same in terms of atmosphere, appeal and sailing conditions.Mon, 21 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS WARWICK 150: THE REALIZATION OF YOUR DREAM latest from the Design Team at Warwick Yacht Design is a stunning 46 metre (150’) modern Motor Yacht designed to fall within the maximum MCA rules to 500 gross tons.Fri, 18 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS VVS1 - ''PRECIOUS'' ALLOY YACHTS VESSEL 34m (111ft) tri-deck expedition style motoryacht commenced construction at Alloy Yachts in September 2005 and was launched in April 2007. The yacht was commissioned by a prominent New Zealand businessman and named VvS1 (a term used in the grading of diamonds).Wed, 16 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS WARWICK 130 SPORT: UNREAL ENERGY AND PERFECT STYLE another stunning design from the Studio of Warwick Yacht Design, this sleek 130’ Sport motoryacht destined for the waters off Florida is powered by 2 x 16 v 4000 MTU engines driving this Yacht to a 36knot maximum speed .Tue, 15 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MYSTERIOUS ‘‘TAMSEN'' SUPPLEMENTED PERINI NAVI FLEET Navi proudly announces that on Saturday April 21st the launch of its 40th vessel took place.Mon, 14 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS THE SEA TRIALS OF THE MOTOR YACHT ''OHTA'' 8 May, 2007 the motor yacht “Ohta” went for her sea trials. Weather conditions were good: breeze from Ladoga, warm sunny weather…..Fri, 11 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS COUACH YACHTS WITH ITS NEW MODEL 3700 FLY ENTERS A NEW ERA the month of May 2007, the made-to-measure yacht constructor will launch its first 3700 FLY. It only took 12 months, including studies, for COUACH to deliver this new model: a record!Tue, 08 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE CRN STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 59-METRE SHIP new contract, number 126, marks the success of the CRN, which today has 5 vessels ranging in length from 54 to 72 metres simultaneously under construction. The first pieces of sheet metal were recently cut for this new 59-metre mega-yacht, further proof of the successful working relationship between the Zuccon International Project form and the technical staff of the CRN.Mon, 07 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS "ENDEAVOUR II": A TRAVEL IN THE PAST WITH DYKSTRA & PARTNERS NAVAL ARCHITECTS in 1937 the original “Endeavour II” was built in steel at the Nicholson’s Yard and designed by Charles Nicholson. “Endeavour II” was built to battle the J’s in the America’s Cup Race that year, maximizing the waterline to 87ft she challenged “Ranger” but did not beat her. With the replicas of “Ranger” and “Endeavour II”, there will be a chance to race again.Fri, 04 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS VRIPACK PRESENTS IMPRESSIVE 132' EXPEDITION MOTOR YACHT Naval Architects proudly presents their most recent and breath-taking project: the 132’ Expedition Motor Yacht. This yacht, with its sophisticated and impressive design, is under tender at the moment at various international shipyards and is planned to be presented and delivered in 2009.Thu, 03 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS A NEW RUSSIAN SHIPYARD HAS LAUNCHED THE FIRST YACHT! first motor yacht Project 23 M built on the shipyard Laky Verf was launched on April, 24, 2007 in Shlisselburg (Leningrad region).Wed, 02 May 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS ISA WILL PRESENT A YACHT OF THE FUTURE very energetic beginning of the week at ISA. The hull of the first ISA 480, the motor yacht which develops from the well-known ISA 470 - which gave and will give ISA a lot of approval - has been delivered to the yard.Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS NEW 33-METER PROJECT: RUSSIAN YACHTING IS GOING TO CONQUER THE WORLD and improving shipbuilding technologies, Russian yachting is making considerable progress. To prove it we shall tell you about a new quite promising project being built on Ribinsk Shipyard under the direction of the company Marine Technologies. The case in point is a 33-meter yacht promising to become a hit of the Russian yachting. Developed by Studio Scanu srl the project complies with all the requirements of the Classification Society.Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS NEW MULDER 73 WHEELHOUSE: A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING Mulder in the Netherlands has launched Float, a Mulder 73 Wheelhouse built for a Swiss owner who is known for his love of surprises.Thu, 26 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW RSD PROJECT: A UNIQUE YACHT WITH EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES Saunders Design has released details of a 48.5-metre high-speed motor yacht project that they are currently developing for a Middle Eastern client. The brief is to create a unique, eye-catching motor yacht that exhibits the highest levels of comfort and convenience while at the same time being capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots.Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY WALLY 85M new megayacht project has come out from the drawing board of WallyDesign©, the department dedicated to the design and styling of megayachts based on proven Wally concepts.Fri, 20 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW WALLY YACHT Y3K, Italy – The new 30-meter (100-foot) sloop Y3K was launched during a private ceremony.Tue, 17 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS FIVE WALLY YACHTS TO TAKE PART IN THE SUPERYACHT CUP Superyacht Cup in Palma is attracting some of the finest sailing yachts in the world. All the leading yacht designers and top shipyards will be represented in the fleet of up to 60 yachts and Wally will have 5 of their individually unique performance cruising yachts taking part.Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS BOERO AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2007 the latest edition of the Dubai Int. Boat Show Boero managed to be present with a brand new stand in cooperation with it's UAE distributor ; Henderson International. 2007 was the first edition to have a large display inside the equipment pavillion. Four years ago Boero started outdoors space, but mainly of the growing professionality of the whole event, they decided that it was time to come up with a new stand on the outskirts of the Italian pavillion. The event brought some very promising clients to the '' Dubai leg'' of the Supernavi family.Thu, 05 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS REFITTING UTOPIA IN 80 DAYS De Vries Makkum, part of the Feadship group, has successfully completed the refit of the 71.60-meter (234’ 9”) Utopia. Originally launched in 2004 and the second largest Feadship yet built, the yacht’s new owners had previously spent several months chartering Utopia. Delighted with her first class facilities and technologies, they decided to personalize Utopia to their onboard living style. The project took 80 working days to complete and has further enhanced the yacht’s outdoor relaxation options.Mon, 02 Apr 2007 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES THE CRN LAUNCHES A NEW 40 METRE HULL fourth CRN 128’ composite line was launched on February 26th at the CRN shipyard. Baptised “Sima” by the owner, the vessel slid into the water clad in the refined elegance of its blue composite hull.Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS NEW PROJECT MULDER 92: EXCELLENT WORLD QUALITY Shipyard has announced an order to build a new, all-aluminium Mulder 92 Flybridge for an Egyptian client. This follows on from the recent completion of a Mulder 76 Flybridge for New Zealand, confirming the Dutch yard’s global attraction to connoisseurs of quality.Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS MARINA DI VARAZZE, THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB ON THE WESTERN RIVIERA friendly place for boat-owners and residents, an array of exclusive services for boats. Marina di Varazze is a modern port where life onboard ship and time on shore are made all the more enjoyable by the facilities available. Where your boat is always shipshape, and where a short visit becomes an experience to repeat more often and for longer.Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES ISA PRESENTS THE NEW YACHT TVTB: ONE CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH HER (I love you) is not the prolongation of the recent Valentine’s Day but the name of the new mega-yacht launched by ISA early this week. This marvellous 41,40 metres planing maxi yacht gracefully glided on the water under the yard staff’s eyes, with a simple but traditional ceremony.Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS LAURENT GILES NAVAL ARCHITECTS NEW PROJECT: IDEAL COMBINATION OF STILE AND FUNCTIONALITY and Super Yacht Design is a constantly developing skill that requires art and imagination. 80 years of experience has born yet another stunning example of our diversity and ability to combine form and function with sound engineering principles and using this principal Laurent Giles continue to augment our supreme credentials throughout the full gambit of yacht design.Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS SENSATION: WALLY ISLAND REALIZES ALL YOUR DREAMS about a mega yacht where you comfortably live onboard like on your own estate? Where you have a piece of land that you can use to play your favorite sport, to grow your favorite plants, to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity?Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS LAURENT GILES AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2007 Dubai International Boat Show has become the largest boat show in the Middle East and this year the show runs between the 13th and 17th March at Dubai International Marine Club (Mina Seyahi).Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS TTRINITY YACHTS DELIVERS 49M M/Y IMAGINE Yachts announced it has delivered the 161 ft. (49m) tri-deck motoryacht IMAGINE. After successfully completing her sea trials, the stylish IMAGINE with her gleaming white hull and superstructure left for Fort Lauderdale and then on to the Bahamas.Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS MARCO POLO IS GETTING READY TO BE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC go on telling about the 45 metre Transocean Explorer Yacht Marco Polo, whose launch was the subject of one of our January news. It is planned to hand over Marco Polo and present her to a select group in Hong Kong April 11 / 12.Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS SUPERYACHT CUP PALMA 2007: STARS OF INTERNATIONAL REGGATAS WILL SHOW MASTERCLASS Superyacht Cup incorporating The New Zealand Millennium Cup currently has over 40 entries and is expecting up to 70 yachts over 30m LOA. It will be held at Dique del Oeste in Palma, Mallorca, June 16 -19th 2007.Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS SUPERYACHT CUP PALMA 2007: UP TO 70 YACHTS EXPECTED! 40 yachts have already entered and interest is still building for this unique sailing event. The Local Government Authorities in Palma are giving their full backing and plans are well underway for hosting potentially the largest gathering of superyachts ever.Thu, 15 Feb 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THE FIRST SUPERYACHT CUP ANTIGUA: AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT’s Superyacht season is well underway, and Nelson’s Dockyard has been busy, first with the Charter Yacht Meeting and then with the 1st Superyacht Cup Antigua. A unique event followed hard on the heel from the success of The Superyacht Cup in Palma, but with a change from the Mediterranean to a Caribbean style!Fri, 09 Feb 2007 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS "MONDANGO" BEGINS PRODUCTION AT ALLOY YACHTS have already written about Alloy Yachts latest project "Red Dragon II" and now the 52m (170ft) ketch "Mondango" has commenced construction at Alloy Yachts Auckland New Zealand.Mon, 29 Jan 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS THE NEW YACHT ANNA BY FEADSHIP: UNDER A VEIL OF SECRECY has announced the launch of the 67.00-meter (219’10”) twin screw motor yacht Anna. She is the largest yacht in terms of volume ever built by the De Vries yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands.Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS ABRAMOVICH WILL ECLIPSE THE RULER OF DUBAI: THE SECRET OF PROJECT ECLIPSE a shipyard Blohm & Voss in Hamburg (Germany), the subsidiary of Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, on a construction dock hidden from public view, workers are toiling away on a special boat. It's called "Eclipse". And if all goes according to plan, it will become the largest privately owned yacht in the world. The spokesman would confirm only that it's building a boat called Eclipse somewhere in Germany.Fri, 19 Jan 2007 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS AMEVI: THE START OF A NEW ERA IN OCEANCO'S REMARKABLE HISTORY"Amevi", (formerly known as Y701) at 80 m (262.48 ft), is the first of the new generation of yachts currently in-build at OceAnco that now total a staggering 417.50m. Every one of "Amevi"’s systems, from the LCD gymnasium windows through to the state-of-art Rolls Royce zero speed retractable stabilisers, will be thoroughly tested under OceAnco’s strict zero error tolerance procedures over the next months, prior to her delivery in time for her owner’s summer cruising season.Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES MARCO POLO LAUNCH: A GREAT WAY TO START A NEW YEAR! an efficient 18 months construction programme, the 45 metre Transocean Explorer Yacht Marco Polo was launched in November and carried out initial trials during the last week of December.Wed, 10 Jan 2007 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS HUMPHREYS YACHT DESIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Yacht Design has agreed a programme with Monte Fino Yachts that will see the comprehensive redesign of a number of their leading superyacht models over the next few years, starting with the MF 76. Monte Fino builds luxury motoryachts from 74 to 122 feet (22 to 37 metres) in length in both fully and semi customisable configurations, and the marque has won a dedicated following over the years around the world.Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES NEW SAILING YACHT ESSENCE: A REAL FLIGHT OF FANCY is the 43-meter (143-fot) high-performance sloop characterised by the innovative design both on deck and below deck, combining vintage and contemporary concepts. This mega yacht features the lines of Tripp Design and the interiors of Odile Decq.Thu, 28 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS FINCANTIERI NEW PROJECT "PROSPECT": TOMORROW IS WITH US Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Fincantieri presented a series of projects among which was 70-m Prospect. The project was created was by Laurent Giles Naval Architects based in the UK and known all over the world. The presentation of the project was marked by the speech of Barry van Geffen, Chief Executive Officer of the company, who shared with the public his opinion of the work.Thu, 21 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS NOT ANOTHER YACHT SHOW… NO! …THE ANTIBES YACHT SHOW!, the biggest pleasure harbour in Europe finally has its yacht show. For the first time in 2007 the Show will take place in Port Vauban during Easter Weekend from Friday 6th of April to Monday 9th of April 2007. With the support of the town of Antibes, The Port Vauban and the International Yacht Club of Antibes (IYCA), this promises to be the fastest growing boat show in Europe ever.Mon, 18 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS FINCANTIERI UNIQUE AND PERFECT PROJECT "MORPHEUS" ‘Morpheus Project’ was presented by its designer, Tim Heiwood, at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS EXCLUSIVE! INFORMAL GET-TOGETHER OF THE WORLD'S TOP SUPERYACHT INDUSTRY «WORLD SUPER YACHT CELEBRATION» IN MOSCOW, 8-9 OF DECEMBER World Super Yacht Celebration is being held for just two days - December 8 and 9, 2006 - in the grand New Manege Exhibition Hall, nearby Red Square, in the heart of Moscow.Fri, 08 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS THINKING AHEAD WITH X-STREAM clients are demanding and will be even more demanding in the future. More comfort, higher speed, less fuel consumption, more light, higher ceilings, more water sports, innovative technology and design. Thinking ahead, as usual, Studio De Voogt has combined these trends with the latest developments in hull design, propulsion, glass construction technology and aesthetics. The result is X-stream.Wed, 06 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS Mulder Shipyard is looking for new facilities Shipyard recently opened the doors of a brand new interior division. Some 1000m2 of pure manufacturing space will accommodate all of the Dutch yard’s yacht interior production, creating possibilities to shorten delivery times and answering the increasing demand for larger yachts.Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES FLYING TO THE FUTURE: NEW TRIMARAN FROM CLD interest in CLD’s 24m wavepiercer trimaran “Earthrace” has been intense, grabbing the attention of the press wherever the boat goes, which to date has included a circumnavigation of New Zealand (including a crossing of the Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South islands in 9m seas that cancelled the ferries that day), a Pacific crossing and a tour of both West and East coasts of the United States taking in a transit of the Panama Canal along the way.Sun, 03 Dec 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS GALLANT LADY - A NEW DESIGNERS' VIEW – if any – owners understand the complexities of motoryacht design and construction like Jim and Jan Moran. Over a period of 50 years or more, they have commissioned scores of major projects, including no less than seven Feadships. Launched between 1984 and 1995, all the Feadship Gallant Lady’s had a definite signature of their own, with Jim creating a design for each exterior and Jan overseeing the interior.Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS RIVERGATE MARINA & SHIPYARD: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH US Marina & Shipyard’s new and ultra modern Refit Complex opened for business on the Brisbane River earlier this year, bringing together the cream of Australasia’s marine industry operators under the umbrella of the newly created Rivergate Refit Project Management team.Fri, 24 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES NEW YACHT CONCEPT DRAWS ON TUNA CLIPPER PARADIGM Sharp Yacht Design, Inc., known throughout the yachting industry as Sharp Design, has developed a fresh concept for yachtsmen interested in sport fishing on an international scale. “The new concept is really a system that builds on the strengths of two special purpose vessels whose combination provides superior sport fishing capabilities with the ability to voyage anywhere in the world”, explains Doug Sharp, Principal Naval Architect at Sharp Design.Tue, 21 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS FINCANTIERI NEW REVOLUTIONARY PROJECT MARCO POLO Polo is one of thoseyachts you’ll either love or hate. There’s no in-between. Her designer Camillo Costantini told us that in developing the 102-metre for Fincantieri Yachts there were strict guidelines: to rewrite the rules of yacht design breaking down the barriers that limit contact between the guests and the surrounding environment.Mon, 20 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS SABA SEALANTS & ADHESIVES WITH LONGER SERVICE LIFE available in Europe, Australia, United States and Asia SABA, based in the Netherlands, has been manufacturing Sealants & Adhesives for the yachting industry since the 1960’s.Sun, 19 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKCOMPANIES METS 2006 ONE OF THE LARGEST TRADE EXHIBITION OF MARINE EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES, the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment and accessories for the leisure marine industry, is organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). The show’s target groups are yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators and equipment manufacturers from around the world.Fri, 10 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS NEW 85m (279 ft) "WAVE" CONCEPT DESIGN LAUNCH AT 2006 FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW again Fincantieri Yachts and Benetti have selected the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show to mark a significant step in their growth in the mega yacht market through the introduction, as a world premiere, on October 27th 2006, of a new stunningly attractive, innovative concept design: the 85m (279 ft) “Wave” project, developed for Fincantieri Yachts by Stefano Natucci, who played an important role in the development of the distinctive style of the most praised motor yachts built by Benetti.Thu, 09 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), November 1-3, 2006, Miami Beach, Florida, United States Every year more than 700 exhibitors come to the Miami Beach Convention Center to take part in this one of the most significant events. IBEX 2006 will attract even more exhibitors than usual and its organizers are making all the necessary preparations for it. The latest boatbuilding technologies, tools, and materials will be demonstrated to boat builders, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators.Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS MULDER 76 FLYBRIDGE DELIVERED TO NEW ZEALAND Shipyard has successfullycompleted a new Mulder 76 Flybridge for a New Zealand client. With a hull made ofsteel and superstructure of aluminium, this premium Dutch yacht is berthed in Orakei Marina, Auckland.Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS NAHEMA IV WILL MAKE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE Nahema IV is the third full custom unit of the Yapluka 70’s category. She was launched this last month of June by Yachts Industries.Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS PERINI NAVI WILL MAKE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE Navi was established at the beginning of the 1980’s thanks to the brilliant intuition of its founder Fabio Perini, an entrepreneur, who up until then, had concentrated his activities in the fields of technology and machinery for paper industries. His great passion for the sea gave him the idea of creating a new product in the sailing yacht sector, to build it industrially and launch it on the market.Fri, 27 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES AMELS 212: THE REVOLUTIONARY PROJECT IS BOUND TO SUCCEED triumph of the LIMITED EDITIONS concept and the early sale of three AMELS 171s affirm our decision to commission the 64.7-meter AMELS 212. As Tim Heywood says, this yacht was “drawn by the same hand” as the AMELS 171, as it emphasizes grace and indoor and outdoor living on a grand scale.Thu, 26 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS IDEAL STYLE OF CANADOS 116' this superyacht from Canados shipyard, SALVAGNIARCHITETTI created an interior design that is a long search for perfection, a lenghty process pursued by individuals never content to rest on their lauels despite their previous successes.Wed, 25 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS TRINITY YACHTS DELIVERS THE 157 FT. ALUMINUM TRI-DECK - M/Y LADY LINDA, Mississippi, USA – September 10 th, 2006 - Trinity Yachts, LLC announced it has delivered the 157 ft. (47.9m) tri-deck motoryacht LADY LINDA. After completing her sea trials, the stylish LADY LINDA with her rich deep blue hull and white superstructure left for the Bahamas for several weeks of cruising with the new owners.Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW 110 FT SY DESIGN FOR GERARD DIJKSTRA & PARTNERS Architects & Design office Gerard Dijkstra & Partners recently signed the contract for a new 110 ft classic sloop. The design brief was clear: the yacht should be a performance orientated cruiser, suitable for charter purposes and easy to sail for a crew of 3.Tue, 17 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS THE MALTESE FALCON PROJECT. PART 2 Navi’s unique expertise in sail handling and control systems makes this possible. The Falcon’s 2400 square metres of sail is made up of 5 panels per mast, each with 1 furler and 4 outhauls. Perini knew that by evolving the systems already deployed in more traditionally rigged Perini Navi yachts, one sailor could manage all the sails individually and they could endow the Falcon with unrivalled levels of control and manoeuvrability.Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS ADAM LAY STUDIO REFITS BLUE ATTRACTION on from work started in 2005 to significantly upgrade and remodel the 36m Amels motor yacht Blue Attraction, Adam Lay Studio have recently completed the final phase of this comprehensive refit.Fri, 06 Oct 2006 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS THE MALTESE FALCON PROJECT Navi, the luxury sailing yacht builder and innovator, together with an outstanding cast of collaborators, built the largest modern clipper and probably the most technically advanced sail boat ever. The 88 metre, 1240 tonnes Maltese Falcon, is one of the most ambitious privately funded projects of any kind ever and it will revolutionise the way mega-yachts are built and conceived.Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS CODECASA 62 - M/Y MONEIKOS 7, 2006: Shipyards CODECASA launched their very new CODECASA 62, hull C 112, m.y. MONEIKOS. The two years necessary to build this mastodontic triumph of design elegance have guaranteed the estimated positive result.Tue, 26 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS EXTRAVAGANZA MOSCOW 2006 IN RUSSIA“Only the elite know about us”- the organizers say. Extravaganza, the world famous exhibition, will be held in Moscow for the fourth time. The concept of the event is quite simple – the best things are exhibited under one roof: prestigious immovable property, collection automobiles, private airplanes, megayachts, exclusive jewellery and watches, the best SPA and many other things.Tue, 19 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS LAURENT GILES NEW PROJECT work has started on Project 6D, a progeny of Laurent Giles 84m design number 1264 and the 85m Project 5G (Boat International 214 and 231), an elegant three deck 43m long range classical and timeless ‘clipper style’ motor yacht that celebrates the design studio’s forthcoming 80th anniversary.Wed, 13 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS LUXURIOUS DESIGN PROJECT SALPERTON III Lay Studio are delighted to be involved in the Salperton III project for a very experienced yacht owner in collaboration with Dubois Naval Architects and Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand. The project has thus provided an exceptional opportunity for Adam Lay Studio to showcase their skills in creating a comfortable contemporary interior using a palette of calm colours and textures, alongside finely crafted rich Oak and Walnut joinery with Wenge inlays.Fri, 08 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS MALTESE FALCON READY FOR IT'S FIRST REGATTA second edition of the fleet regatta for Perini Navi megayachts will be held in Porto Rotondo from 7 to 10September 2006. This spectacular event along with the evocative natural setting make this date a real event experience, sure to become a regular destination for aficionados of fine sailing performance and Perini Navi style.Fri, 08 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SHARP DESIGN LANDS WORLD'S LARGEST SPORTFISHER 12, 2006 Douglas Sharp Yacht Design (San Diego, California, U.S.A.), known throughout the yachting industry as Sharp Design, has been awarded the commission to design the largest privately owned, Fastest, Most Luxurious custom sportfisher ever contemplated.Thu, 07 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS OCEANCO 702: LUXURY DESIGN OF NUVOLARI&LENARD we started the design of Oceanco 702, we had just finished the 701, a yacht of same size - 269’ - but very different as concept. With 702 we wanted to create something that is distinguished from other yachts. Just ten years ago to be distinguished the size was very helpful: 50 meters was a large yacht and just the size of 82 meters would have been enough to be the star among others. Today, with sizes of yachts increasing continuously, we had to be more creative.Tue, 05 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS KIMBERLY II: LUXURY AND STYLE FROM STUDIO RUGGIERO m/y Kimberly II is a 42.65 m motor yacht, delivered in the summer of 2006 to a european owner. The yacht, built by Mondomarine shipyard in Savona, has been designed by Studio Ruggiero which is located in Genova, Italy.Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS TRINITY YACHTS ANNOUNCES THE REOPENING OF THE INDUSTRIAL CANAL FRANCE ROAD FACILITY Orleans, Louisiana – August 23th, 2006 - Trinity Yachts, LLC announced that they have recently re-opened their original shipyard, located on the Industrial Canal in the Eastern section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The 38 acre yard with almost 10 acres of covered building area suffered badly from the effects of the hurricane water and almost 70% of the work force lost their homes.Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS SELLING OF NAVICOVER ARE RISING sales and interest for the Boero Navistyle products and in particular the plastic covers has taken a strong rise in Eastern Europe. Countries like Russia, Ukraine and Croatia have quickly become large consumers of these products. The NAVICOVER are perfect for yachtbuilders that need to finish the refit or construction outdoors, but also indoors it prevents heating up the whole building and therefore saving a lot of energy.Fri, 25 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES SUPERNAVI PLANS TO THROW KICK-OFF PARTY AT START OF MONACO YACHT SHOW’s party time for Boero and Supernavi . The company exist 175 years and Supernavi plans to introduce the new Hi-Solid version of the Challenger topcoat during the start of the Monaco 2006 Yacht Show.Thu, 24 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES RED DRAGON II BEGINS PRODUCTION 52m (170ft) sloop Red Dragon II commenced construction at Alloy Yachts Auckland New Zealand in March 2006. Contracted by an International Yachtsman, Red Dragon II is the fourth yacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts. She has a beam of 10.2m (33.5ft), draws 4.9m (16.1ft) and a displacement of 354 tonnes. She will be built to Lloyds Classification and will comply with the Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2.Mon, 21 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS NEW ELEGANCE STANDART OF ALLOY YACHTS - KOKOMO 52m (170ft) sloop Kokomo, was launched on 12th July at Alloy Yachts International, Auckland, New Zealand .The yacht commenced construction in August 2004. She has a beam of 10.2m (33.5ft), draws 4.9m (16.1ft) and has a design displacement of 340 tonnes. The main engine is a 1200 hp Caterpillar 3412E with on board systems supported by two 90kw Northern Lights Generators. Her range is approx 5900nm at 10 knots.Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MIRGAB V - 144' TRI-DECK, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - On May 6, 2006 at 10:30 a.m., Burger Boat Company, one of the world’s most historic and prestigious shipyards launched the largest aluminum yacht in its illustrious 143-year history for the Alshaya Family from Kuwait.Thu, 17 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS LUXURY PROJECT 67 M MOTORYACHT OF WARWICK latest from the Team at Warwick Yacht Design destined for South East Asia provides accommodation for the owner and 10 guests in 6 luxurious cabins, executive crew and captain on the bridge deck in three large cabins is augmented by 16 working crew on the lower deckMon, 14 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS G-FORCE - SHOWCASE OF ELEGANCE on May 27, 2006, G-Force is the sixth boat in the popular 3700 Series (37 meters, 121') and the 130th yacht launched at the Heesen shipyard. This yacht was built for a prominent yachtsman. The Naval Architect is Heesen Yachts and the Designer is Omega Architects. G-Force is classed ABS X A1 Yachting Service AMS. The engines are 2 X MTU 16V4000M90 diesels with two five-blade Nibral propellers. Maximum speed is 31 knots and range at 10 knots is 3,200 nautical miles.Tue, 08 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS 13 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2006 - CANNES INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 29th Cannes International Boat Show will take place from 13- 18 September 2006. The show has confirmed its position as a must even and business show for the pleasure boating and luxury yatching industry, by mobilising the most famous shipyards, the ones with the most magnificent boats and the most spectacular new models.Mon, 07 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS To RUSSIA WITH LOVE... Mulder 68 Convertible delivered {Voorschoten, the Netherlands, July 2006} After delivering a Mulder 63 Wheelhouse to a Russian owner earlier this year, Mulder Shipyard recently finished a Mulder 68 Convertible for another Russian client.Fri, 04 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS Laurent Giles at the 16th Monaco Yacht Show Giles will be exhibiting details two superyachts and two very large Giga yacht projects at the 16th Monaco Yacht Show. The largest of these is a stunning 121.5m Motor Yacht commissioned by Neorion Yachts for their clients. The design contract was signed after initial discussions with Neorion during last years show. As is to be expected the project is still shrouded in much secrecy.Tue, 01 Aug 2006 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES CUSTOM STUDY. MONTARA 111' SHAPED AS A MEGA YACHT Montara 111’ is the last brand new project on our range; it is a serious study for a Monegasque yachtsman in love with catamarans. This project was developed on our Montara 105’ base actually under order. The main change on this model is the upper deck which is entirely dedicated to the owner stateroom and his family with more than 150m², this deck looks like a real flat. This huge family suite is able to be part of a big 50 meters long monohull yacht. This is this main unusual detail which has seduced our customers.Mon, 31 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS LAURENT GILES CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF DESIGN 80 years of design in 2007 Laurent Giles maintains it’s position among leading yacht designers and naval architects producing the most distinguished and technically advanced yachts in the world. Producing not only the naval architecture and engineering design packages for our own designs, we also provide technical support as part of the owner’s team for other leading yacht designers and stylists.Mon, 31 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES THE LAUNCHING OF "GiVi": A DAY OF CELEBRATION AND PRIDE AT CRN, 10 July 2006 - Another banner day for CRN. A new launching that saw all the children of Ancona take part in the festivities at the shipyard.Fri, 28 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS THE AMELS 212 DESIGN WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE 2006 MONACO YACHT SHOW, The Netherlands: Amels, acknowledged masters of the art of superyacht building, announces plans to begin construction of the second in its LIMITED EDITIONS series, the 64,7-meter AMELS 212. This decision follows the stunning success of the AMELS 171, introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2005. At the time, Amels had elected to begin building two hulls, and in a few months sold both. Client inquiries then put Amels in the strong position of beginning construction of the third and fourth, one of which is also sold. Amels is now preparing to build the fifth and sixth.Mon, 24 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS LAUNCH OF 36M YACHT DESIGNED BY GINTON NAVAL ARCHITECTS AT C.B.I. NAVI SHIPYARD 36.2m motor yacht, long-range displacement hull designed by GINTON, have been launched at the C.B.I. NAVI shipyard in, Italy. The Interior designer: Ken Freivokh, and the agent is M. Gull, Sea Horse Ltd. The design philosophy was the make a practical and logical ship without compromising on the aesthetics. Main engines MTU 8VM60 535 hp. A successful sea trial had been conducted where exceptionally low noise level was measured. Hull constructed of steel with a bulbous bow, this is to reduce the resistance and increases the range. Superstructure constructed from marine grade aluminium. Vessel is registered by Lloyd’s Register and comply with full MCA.Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS REVIEW OF FORTHCOMING MONACO YACHT SHOW 95 super and mega yachts, 530 exhibitors, 8000 square metres of stands and more than 22,000 visitors, the Monaco Yacht show today unites the most prestigious companies from the yachting industry. Seduced by the event's success and prestige, big luxury names have also joined MYS in the past few years like for example Mercedes-Benz, Baccarat and the watch making manufacture Blancpain, who for the last seven years has designed a limited series MONACO Y.S. watch for each event.Tue, 11 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS HOTCHYA OPENS A NEW STAGE IN THE RUSSIAN YACHT BUILDING! opens a new stage in the Russian yacht building. 29 June 2006 Hotchya launched the first Russian transatlantic megayacht. During the launch the guests had an opportunity to watch a symbolic bottle of champagne broken against the board of the yacht. There was also the ceremony of the consecration of the newborn yacht.Mon, 10 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS MONACO YACHT SHOW COMMITS TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT year, on the occasion of its 15th anniversary and in collaboration with Camper & Nicholsons, the Monaco Yacht Show decided to become Carbon Neutral. The Carbon Neutral Company puts climate change at the heart of business strategy, and, with its unique expertise, helps companies willing to commit to sustainable development to find ways to take action. Together with its daily efforts to reduce its impact on the environment, the MYS affirms its commitment in taking part in actions to balance the energy waste generated by the show, and tries to raise awareness among participants to reduce their emissions whenever and wherever possible.Fri, 07 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS FIRST TRIALS OF 56M ROSEHEARTY, PERINI NAVI she sailed on Sunday 22nd January for her first sea trial, off Punta Bianca (between the Gulf of La Spezia and the mouth of the Magra river) with NE 18-20 kn wind. Designed by Perini Navi naval architects in consultation with Ron Holland, Rosehearty is built entirely in aluminium, to optimise her displacement to 486 tonnes and to assure speed with uncompromised comfort.Mon, 03 Jul 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS "Y-702" 82M ARRIVES AT OCEANCO than twelve months after her keel was laid, Y-702’s hull and superstructure were ready to be transferred to the oceAnco facility. The superstructure was positioned on the hull before the yacht was transported to the quay at the oceAnco facility in Alblasserdam. She was carefully lifted out of the water, in her cradles; where after heavy lift multiwheels were used to move her into the building shed. Final outfitting commenced immediately on Y-702 in anticipation of her summer 2007 delivery.Fri, 30 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS PERINI NAVI HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE FIRST SAIL TRIAL OF REVOLUTIONARY CLIPPER MALTESE FALCON NAVI has successfully completed the first sail trial of the MALTESE FALCON, 88 m revolutionary clipper yacht that this summer will sail in the Mediterranean. PERINI NAVI is thrilled and proud to announce that on Wednesday June 7th the 88m Clipper Yacht the MALTESE FALCON successfully completed her first sail trial on the Bosporus sea, with an off shore breeze that gradually increased from 8 to 16 knots.Mon, 26 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS APOISE - HIDING BETWEEN THE FIELDS (project Marlin) has been delivered to her owner. On her first trip through the Kiel Canal she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide between the fields ….Mon, 19 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW 23-METRES PROJECT OF «LAKY VERF» company “Laky Verf” is located in a historical place where the Russian fleet appeared and was created by Peter I. The yard is situated in Shlisselburg (Leningrad region). It is 30 minutes of driving from St.Petersburg, on the south side of Ladoga, one of the biggest lakes in Europe. That's why the company has the corresponding name "laky". The river Neva connects Ladoga with the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. The fairway depth (about 5 m) allows almost all types of vessels to pass it. The neighborhood of the Leningrad region with Estonia and Finland is also an advantage of the geographical location of the yard. At present time Laky Verf is specialized in construction of the motor yachts up to 37 m length. The production process is fulfilled "turnkey" starting from the purchase of all necessary materials and equipment and till the launching of the completed yachts.Fri, 16 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS LURSSEN PRESENTS OASIS AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 2006 this year Monaco Yacht Show Lürssen is proud to present Oasis, its new 60 metre yacht with Glade Johnson Design. Oasis is a very voluminous yacht, which accommodates all of the owners’ requirements, yet still maintains strikingly elegant lines. She is built in full accordance with the rules of Lloyds Register and the MCA. The main deck features a full-beam owner’s suite with adjacent owner’s office and boasts an enormous onyx bathroom.Thu, 15 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS ISA LAUNCHED FANTASTIC ISA 120, SUN GLIDER Saturday, June 10th, ISA launched another fantastic ISA 120, M/Y SUN GLIDER. A fiberglass planning hull 36.40 meters long, the SUN GLIDER, like the all the other models of this lucky series, was born from the solid cooperation between ISA, Arch. Andrea Vallicelli and CRISTIANO GATTO DESIGN.Wed, 14 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW PROJECT OF COMPANY "EUROYACHTING" spite of the fact that the company “Euroyachting” appeared on the market of super yachts not long ago it has already taken its firm stand. A few factors contributed to it: first of all, Russian most experienced yacht specialists work in the company, then the firm’s politics is aimed at gratification of the Russian clients’ interests, taking into consideration the whole specificity of this country. “Euroyachting” has quite a definite place on the market – the company builds motor super yachts mainly for river using, but a yacht can also be used for sea transitions.Fri, 09 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS CRN LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOM LINE 128' shipyards has launched the third 128-footer signed by Custom Line. The launch was attended by Mr. Lamberto Tacoli, Managing Director of the Shipyard, together with a representative from the ship owner, Arch. Giovanni Zuccon and the company staff. The ceremony was filled with a great enthusiasm shared by all the participants.Wed, 07 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS INTERNATIONAL SUPER YACHT SYMPOSIUM 2006 second annual International Super Yacht Symposium at the Miami Beach Convention Center followed on the success of the 2005 event with participants lauding its content. The two-day program that ran March 15-16, 2006 included panel discussions led by industry experts that ranged from an industry overview, to trends in construction, deployment and operationsMon, 05 Jun 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS ANDREW WINCH & BENETTI TEAM UP Winch Designs has announced that a British Owner and his British team plan to create a beautiful 59.4-meter megayacht, and where better to build such an impressive undertaking than at Benetti. As the dictionary meaning of her name suggests, Xanadu will be a beautiful and idyllic place. She will have the spirit of Italy flowing through her exterior lines and through her classic interior.Tue, 30 May 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS HEESEN LAUNCHES 154-FOOT SIROCCO April 18, 2006, Heesen Yachts launched Sirocco. Sirocco is named after the south wind that blows hot, dry air from the Sahara to the north. It’s not just the name, but the whole interior of this 47-meter, semi-displacement, custom-built yacht that gives Sirocco a distinctly African ambience. Wooden floors, the use of natural stone, and leather makassar wood, combined with a sophisticated use of earth tones, and very unusual, exclusive tiles give this yacht a look all its own.Tue, 30 May 2006 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS TRIMARAN GERONIMO ATTEMPTING RECORD 110-foot trimaran Geronimo is setting sail on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 from San Francisco to make an attempt at the record to Yokohama in Japan. On a complicated course, Olivier de Kersauson and his 11 crewmen will have to improve on the time of 19 days, 15 hours 18 minutes and 9 seconds set by the American Steve Fossett, the current record holder.Fri, 07 Apr 2006 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS IFA HOTELS & RESORTS EXPANDS ITS IFA YACHT OWNERSHIP CLUB Cruising Zones network covers destinations throughout the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf IFA Hotels & Resorts, a leading developer of premier integrated and mixed-use hotel and tourism resort projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Africa, has expanded its exclusive yacht lifestyle concept to include the Mediterranean and Red Sea cruising zones in addition to that of the existing Arabian Gulf.Wed, 05 Apr 2006 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES ORDER BOOK GROWTH 1998-2006 the second year running, the global superyacht order book has risen by more than 20% - to be exact 21.3%, increasing from 348 in 2005 to 422 in 2006. Whether this buoyant base can be sus­tained at these record levels for the future only time will show. Of the 422, over 240 are due to be delivered in 2006, but with yachts gen­erally getting bigger, and the fluctuating price of steel along with the value of the dollar, the influence of such factors will be watched closely through this year. Europe continues to account for about two-thirds of the newbuild market with a full amount of 282 contracts, or 66.8% of the total -a rise of just 0.4% year on year. The Americas saw its share go up from 18.7% in 2005 to 19.4% in 2006 with 82 contracts. In contrast, the share of the rest of the world fell 1.1% to 13.8%, with 58 contracts.Wed, 05 Apr 2006 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS SHADOW MARINE'S "PALADIN" Antrim, the managing director of Shadow Marine is a man who views challenges as opportunities, has a great passion for our industry and is proudly carving a well-earned niche in the same. As a former US Navy SEAL Commando with a career spanning over 25 years, his accomplishments would send Survivor contestants back to kindergarten. Serving multiple tours in Vietnam; one in Grenada and later, taking charge of naval operational forces in Central and South America, this is a man that has seen the flip-side of yachting.Mon, 20 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS ''LIMAN'' - A NEW NAME IN THE MEGAYACHT WORLD Yard "Liman" JSC originated as an independent enterprise from the repair workshops of Nikolaev Merchant Port in 1896. At that time, no alternative ship repair base was available at the Black Sea, so the Port could not manage without the repair workshops and later without the Yard, which predetermined ship repair work as the main kind of the enterprise activity for many years to come.Fri, 17 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS ATHENA - WORLD`S LARGEST PRIVATE THREE MASTED SCHOONER represents four years of spirited teamwork, combining the unique talents of Pieter Beeldsnijder for exterior and interior design with the flawless naval architectural skills of Gerard Dijkstra & Partners. With these two talented legends and the shipyards’ own group of dedicated craftspeople the perfect shipbuilders ‘dream team’ was created and Athena will undoubtedly become part of yachting history.Tue, 14 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS PHOTO GALLERY FOR 54-METER CRN ABILITY most recent addition to the CRN family, 54-meter displacement megayacht in steel and aluminum called Ability, slipped into the water on December 17, 2005. Here is our photo gallery for this impressive launch attended by over 2,000 guests. Ability is a 54-meter displacement megayacht, hull number 119 of CRN Shipyard in steel and aluminum, designed by Zuccon International Project and CRN.Tue, 14 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS ABOUT THE MEGAYACHT INDUSTRY AND HOW TO BEGIN YOUR CAREER’s start with a few statistics: 10,000+ yachts over 24m (about 80ft.) that require professional crew. 87% of the world’s yachts are registered in the Cayman Islands (Red Ensign) 90% of these are owned by US nationals. There are 14 miles of new builds underway in 25 countries (the most ever!) Of the top 200 yachts in the world the smallest is 178 ft. Current average build length is 114 ft. There is already a shortage of qualified personnel to fill the positions available. The increased enforcement of manning level regulations plus the number of new builds add up to an even greater job pool for accredited candidates.Tue, 14 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW. 16-20 FEBRUARY 2006 Miami International Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the principal trade association of the recreational marine industry. NMMA members, over 1,500 companies, produce approximately 80 percent of the marine products used by recreational boaters and anglers in the United States. The North American pleasure boat market represents fully half of the global demand for these products and services. Retail sales of boats and related products and services amount to an estimated $25 billion annually in the United States.Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS YACHT MANAGEMENT superyachts afloat in a sea of rules and regulations is a hard task for today`s captains. At one time yachting was a pure escapism – a carefree pastime with which aficionados could break free from the mundane restrictions of life ashore. There were no rules and no licences, so you could do pretty much what you liked without fear of some inspector descending to tell you that your actions were illegal or unduly dangerous. Now every captain faces toward very complete legal codes.Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:00:00 MSKGENERAL NEWS CRN LAUNCHES 54-METER ABILITY most recent addition to the CRN family, 54-meter displacement megayacht in steel and aluminum called Ability, slipped into the water on December 17, 2005. The event was attended by over 2,000 guests, by the Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ferretti Group, Norberto Ferretti and Gabriele Del Torchio, as well as the citizens of Ancona. It was a magnificent occasion for the Shipyard and for all the Ferretti Group in the wake of their recent commercial success with 17 megayacht sales from 30 to 72 meters in the past 6 months. This exceptional figure confirms the extraordinary production capability of the shipyard where 25 yachts from 30 to 60 meters are currently under construction.Sat, 14 Jan 2006 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS OCEA SIGNS TWO COMMUTER YACHTS Shipyard, located in Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic Coast, and builder of the OCEA Commuter Yacht Series, has signed contracts for two OCEA Commuter 108 yachts to be delivered for the summer 2007.Wed, 07 Dec 2005 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS BENETTI LAUNCHES THEIR BIGGEST YACHT YET October 8, 2005, Benetti launched the 65-meter Amborsia III. This uniquely innovative yacht has been designed for her owners to cruise around the world. By volume and tonnage, Ambrosia III is the largest yacht launched to date at the Benetti Shipyard, as well as being the most technologically advanced yacht in the company’s history.Fri, 25 Nov 2005 00:00:00 MSKNEW BUILDS COMMENTS FROM FT. LAUDERDALE EXHIBITORS are some comments from exhibitors who attended the 46th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that took place November 3-6, 2005 following delays due to Hurricane Wilma. "This has been the most fabulous show in 17 years. We sold six yachts ranging in price from $29 million - $55 million each. Sales included the 160-foot Lady Florence and 126-foot Big Easy." -Felix Sabates, Chairman Trinity YachtsFri, 25 Nov 2005 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS WALLYDESIGN PRESENTS 55M WALLYPOWER 55-meter (180-foot) WallyPower developed by the WallyDesign department of Wally Yachts for an European prospect, is a megayacht characterized by a displacement hull that derives from navy hydrodynamic technology. The hull shape is the result of an extensive R & D program that included tank testing and CFD computer design, and is characterized by high efficiency and more reduced pitching than traditional hulls. The exceptionally high free board enhances safety in rough seas, without contaminating the sleek lines of the yacht.Thu, 24 Nov 2005 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS SEATEC 2006 - DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY the numerous events at Seatec 2006, the international exhibition for shipbuilding technology being held February 2-4, 2006 in Marina di Carrara, are the lecture days and prize giving for both design and technology, both of which have key roles in Seatec. The event, featuring naval architects and engineers, has Febuary 2nd entirely dedicated to the competitors for the Millennium Yacht Design Award (MYDA), an international shipbuilding design competition, and to the lecture series on new hybrid technology.Wed, 23 Nov 2005 00:00:00 MSKEVENTS NEW PROJECT OF PHILIPPE BRIAND WILL BE BUILT AT LURSSEN SHIPYARD is a brand new design project developed by Philippe Briand and Lürssen Yachts. Philippe Briand, who has mainly concentrated in the past on sailing yachts, has drawn a very innovative 180-foot motor yacht, which at first glance gives the impression to be a sailing yacht. In co-operation with Lürssen, this new project was presented for the first time at the Monaco Yacht Show.Thu, 17 Nov 2005 00:00:00 MSKNEW PROJECTS ROMAN RULES THE SEA how many yachts does a Russian billionaire need? Answer: as many as he wants. That seems to be the case with Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea football club, who is planning to build the biggest private yacht in the world — even though he owns three of the largest already afloat. According to well informed sources in marine circles, Abramovich has placed an order for a yacht more than 550 feet long. He already has "Pelorus" and "Le Grand Bleu", with length 377 and 370 feet accordingly.Fri, 28 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW IS DELAYED A WEEK Wilma wasn't enough to cancel the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but the 46th annual event will be delayed a week and shortened by a day. The show is now scheduled to start Nov. 3 and end Nov. 6, said Kaye Pearson, president of Yachting Promotions Inc., which manages and produces the event. Typically, the show would end on a Monday rather than a Sunday, Pearson said.Thu, 27 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS BANNENBERG REFITS 51-METER FEADSHIP Designs has recently completed the re-fit of the guest areas on 51-meter motor yacht Feadship Illusion. The project consisted of the interior re-fit of the yacht, originally built in the 1980's.Tue, 25 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS BUSINESS TRIUMPH FOR CRN SHIPYARD yacht builders CRN, a world leader in the construction of luxury megayachts, has reported great success during the last quarter. From June 1 to August 31, 2005 the Ancona shipyard has signed 14 contracts for the construction of new vessels ranging in length from 30 to 56 meters.Fri, 21 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDCOMPANIES FORT LAUDERDALE SHOW ON SCHEDULE 46th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is right on schedule for its opening on October 27, 2005.Fri, 21 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDGENERAL NEWS HEESEN LAUNCHES MAN OF STEEL September 2, 2005, Heesen Yachts launched the fourth yacht in the successful 3700 Series. Man of Steel, a 123-foot semi-displacement yacht, has an aluminum hull with an aluminum superstructure.Tue, 18 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS 141-FOOT SKYLGE TAKES TO THE WATER Jachtbouw has announced the launch of the 141-ft schooner Skylge. The carbon mast and sophisticated rigging for this lightweight, high-performance yacht are currently being fitted, after which Skylge will make a shakedown cruise to Spain before heading to the Caribbean.Mon, 17 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW ABEKING & RASMUSSEN one of the most respected and capable yards in the world, Abeking & Rasmussen has proudly announced their largest commission to date. This new yacht, which will be 257 ft. (78.43 m) in length with an overall beam of 40.7 ft. (12.40 m), features many of Abeking & Rasmussen's proprietary technologies.Tue, 11 Oct 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS WESTPORT LAUNCHES 130-FOOT SEAQUEST Shipyard has launched and delivered Seaquest, the twelfth of its William Garden-designed 130-foot tri-deck motoryacht series. To commemorate the vessel’s completion, its American owner, a repeat Westport customer, hosted a catered launch party for employees at the builder’s Westport, Washington yard.Wed, 21 Sep 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS RIVA ATHENA 115` IS LAUNCHED Norberto Ferretti, president of Riva as well as Ferretti Group states: " It is a double challenge: in the one hand, towards the market that rewards the shipyard's choices from season to season. In the other hand, it is also a challenge for the Riva craftsmen, who are asked to produce a yacht over 35 metres with the same quality, style and refinement standards that have made this brand a legend".Tue, 13 Sep 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW ORDER FOR 38-METER HAKVOORT Shipyard in the Netherlands has announced an order for a new motor yacht named Bleu Perle. This 38-meter twin screw, oceangoing motor yacht has the ideal length and layout for chartering, carrying 10 guests including the owners, and offering accommodation for a captain and six crew members. The yacht will be built to Lloyds Register classification and MCA rules.Thu, 01 Sep 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS RECENT ACTIVITY AT CHRISTENSEN Shipyards in Vancouver, Washington currently has six yachts under construction. Christensen’s advanced production schedule has Hull’s 28, 29, 31, 32, and 33 all at various stages of construction.Wed, 31 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS NEW ABEKING & RASMUSSEN 147` ABEKING & RASMUSSEN 147 is waiting for a new owner... When Abeking & Rasmussen delivered BRAVADO at the end of July 2004, six weeks prior to the signed date, the owner was happy that his new yacht could make it in time for the Olympic Games at Athens. He even could cruise the Baltic for some days before the crew headed south.Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS CHINA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2006 11th China International Boat Show (CIBS) will be held April 6-9, 2006 at the historic Shanghai Exhibition Center for the second successive year. The 10th edition of the show, held in April 2005, was the most successful yet, with 256 exhibitors across almost 16,000 square meters, double the space used in the previous year. Exhibitors hailed from 19 countries, including the USA, Italy, Japan and France, and displayed a total of 125 boats. The four-day event was the largest of its kind in Asia, attracting 16,554 unique registered visitors (over 21,000 visitors in total), among them 1,026 overseas visitors from 42 countries.Sat, 27 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS PALMER JOHNSON 150` by Nuvolari & Lenard, Palmer Johnson`s stunning new 150` Sport Yacht is slated to succeed the much acclaimed 120` Cover Drive as Palmer Johnson`s star ship. Commissioned by a current PJ 120` owner, the new 150’ turns up the excitement with a super-sleek raised pilothouse superyacht that has masterfully fused fashion and function.Fri, 26 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS WALLY'S 130-FOOT PERFORMANCE CRUISER new Wally 130', a 130-foot (40-meter) new design from Wally Yachts, has recently been ordered by an experienced yachtsman. She will be, according to Wally, the fastest sailing yacht upwind. This mega sloop is being developed by Wally with the lines by Javier Soto Acebal, and the interior by Foster and Partners.Fri, 26 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS YACHTSZOOM ZOOM ZOOM 49' OF TRINITY YACHTS ZOOM ZOOM - The fastest conventionally powered motor yacht of her size (161 ft.) ever built. in the US. sails the seas...Fri, 26 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS 15TH MONACO YACHT SHOW is proud to serve as the Exclusive Internet News Partner of the Monaco Yacht Show. Here is part one of a comprehensive overview of the yachts attending the upcoming show taking place September 21-24, 2005 at Port Hercules in Monaco. The Monaco Yacht Show is the only boat show devoted exclusively to luxury yachting, with 533 of the world’s best yachting companies scheduled to attend. These include shipyards, brokers, naval architects, interior designers, refit and repair shipyards, equipment manufacturers, service providers, luxury brands, tenders, federations and magazines representing more than 38 nationalities.Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDEVENTS 35-METER NORTHERN STAR DEBUTS IN MOSCOW seems that Moscow Shipyard, now Timmerman Yachts, loves to launch its yachts with style. Last year the 38-meter Smile appeared in front of over 600 guests on a private riverside party out of clouds of smoke and a fireworks display.Wed, 24 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW BUILDS McMULLEN & WING 37 m HI-SPEED YACHT Yacht Design has announced that work has begun on the construction of a 37-metre (122 feet) High Performance Motor Yacht at McMullen & Wing in Auckland, NZ. Designed as a long-distance, ocean-going yacht, the hull and superstructure are built substantially from carbon composite which, when combined with three MTU 16v 4000 M90 series engines and Rolls Royce Kamewa jet drives, are designed to achieve speeds in the 60 knot range. To allow a vessel of this size to travel at such speeds, a wide range of issues had to be anticipated and addressed. One important factor concerned the centre of gravity, which in high-speed motorboats needs to be situated nearer the stern than in displacement craft. Following many months of computer modeling and high-speed tank testing with the Wolfson Unit, and utilizing their long experience in designing racing sail boats, Humphreys have incorporated an innovative forward water ballast tank to enable the moving of the centre of gravity forward when the yacht is traveling at slow speeds.Tue, 23 Aug 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS DELTA`S PROJECT 164 NEARS COMPLETION, July 2005—Delta’s Project 164, Happy Days, is the largest composite yacht ever built in the America’s. This 50 meter full-displacement motor yacht is the fourth project built in this series. In order to satisfy the Owner’s request for more interior volume, Delta modified the hull tooling to both extend the length and widen the beam. Happy Days has an extreme beam of nearly 34-feet and a total of 7500 square feet of living area.Fri, 22 Jul 2005 00:00:00 MSDNEW PROJECTS