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Informa Rebrands London On-Water Boat Show as London Yacht Show

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Now that they own it, Informa, the same company that runs the Monaco Yacht Show has rebranded the London On Water Boat Show as the London Yacht Show. This year’s event will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks this May 8 – 12th 2019. Previously known as London On-Water Boat Show, the renamed London […]

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Philippe Bacou Creates Digital Yacht Platform

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Frustrated by his own experiences as an owner, Philippe Bacou, who has owned and chartered luxury yachts for more than 15 years, decided to create a unique digital platform that would enrich the charter experience, shaking up the market in the same way that Booking.com has revolutionised the hotel industry. He set about creating YOTHA […]

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Kibo Incident Report Published

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

On May 3rd 2015, Jacob Nicol, a 22 year old deckhand working aboard the 82 metre superyacht Kibo was injured after falling into the water whilst working over the side. Now nearly 4 years after the event the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) has published a report on its findings following the incident. The […]

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Vitruvius N°5 is Launched

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The fifth in the line of Vitruvius motor yachts designed by Philippe Briand has been launched by Feadship De Vries in Hiolland. Najiba, a 58 metre aluminium motor yacht is the first yacht to be launched in Holland in 2019, the second largest vessel to be built by the shipyard in this material and the […]

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Royal Huisman Seek Larger Premises

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Royal Huisman Seek Larger Premises

The Royal Huisman shipyard is going to need bigger facilities if it is to build the new supercatamaran unveiled at the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous in Phuket Thailand. It was at that event that the Royal Huisman shipyard announced that is was teaming up with Berret-Racoupeau Design to produce custom-built multihull superyachts, both power and […]

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Reconstruction of Danah Voyager

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Photo credit Dorie Cox www.the-triton.com Reconstruction of redundant offshore oil industry tonnage turning them into in to luxury superyachts is not a new phenomena but recent photographs taken by Dorie Cox the editor of Triton indicate the trend might have hit a new, all time high. Slab sided and looking far more commodious than her official […]

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Carrefour launches World’s First Sail Thru supermarket

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Carrefour launches world’s first sail thru supermarket, serving yacht passengers, jet-skiers and beach-goers in Dubai ‘Carrefour Bites and More by the Shore’ will serve sea and shore-based customers six days a week from a custom-built ‘Aqua Pod’ which will be anchored off Jumeirah Public Beach and Al Sufouh Beach ‘Sail-thru’ concept allows yacht passengers and […]

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Pushing the Boundaries with Malcom McKeon

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Pushing the boundaries while harnessing exceptional sail power and system technologies Royal Huisman is to build a no-compromise 59.7m high performance sloop with retractable propulsion units. Bidding to create the ultimate world performance cruising sloop Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design have drawn the lines of this advanced sloop rigged superyacht that will radically push the boundaries […]

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Sailing Superyacht Rig could be Used for Commercial Ships

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Sailing Superyacht Rig could be Used for Commercial Ships With a rig that strikes more than a passing resemblance to the sailing superyachts Black Pearl and The Maltese Falcon comes the news that ships with dynarigs could carry bulk cargoes. Yacht Designer Tom Humphreys, said that “transferring knowledge and technologies from offshore yacht racing to […]

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The Incomplete Superyacht

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Seemingly the forever incomplete superyacht is back on the market less than 12 months after it was reported sold. Currently lying partially completed in Norway, PJ World Explorer is listed for €19,900,000 as is, or €105,000,000 completed, with delivery of the yacht possible just 18 to 24 months from contract. So says Scott Jones the […]

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