Super Yacht Maltese Falcon is sold

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Ken Freivoch on the foredeck of Maltese Falcon Tom Perkins has finally sold Maltese Falcon, his 88m unique Perini Navi sailing yacht. One of the founders of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, he reportedly spent at least US$150 million on building the yacht. Henry Craven-Smith, the broker at Burgess who arranged […]

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Dhonis Get Upgraded in the Maldives

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Native Sailing Craft Gets a Superyacht Makeover Committed to elevating the modern Maldivian experience, Huvafen Fushi, one of the many island resorts, continues to leave others in its wake with the launch of inspiring new packages aboard its exclusively-designed Dhonis. Outwardly capturing the grace of traditional sailing boats, these handcrafted vessels have been fitted out […]

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North Atlantic Sailing Record Broken

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Two of trimarans designed by the French yacht designers Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost left the USA last Thursday. They were on a sprint to break the North Atlantic sailing Record. Groupama 3 skippered by Franck Cammas left two hours before Pascal Bidegorry aboard Maxi Banque Populaire V. The record to beat, established by Groupama 3 […]

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Tall Ship Experience aboard J. R. Tolkein

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

84 year Old Guest Climbs the Rigging The Tall ship J R Tolkien had only just dropped her pilot having departed Portsmouth when the bosun called for volunteers from the party of day trippers to help hoist the sails. One of the first to step forward was Jock Christie a man who certainly did not […]

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Six Week Super Yacht Barge Cruise Across Europe

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The Ultimate Journey Often forgotten when discussing superyachts are the luxury craft that instead of plying their charter trade at sea, do so on the canals of Europe We are talking about the large and magnificently outfitted barges who along with their attentive crew reach superyachting standards without the need to loose sight of land. […]

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Super Yachts and Jazz Festivals

Monday, July 20th, 2009

49th International Jazz Festival Takes Place in Juan Les Pins Photograph: Joss Stone by Frances Howorth Best known in super yachting circles as an excellent anchorage and a superb spot to go ashore, Juan-les-Pins during July is to jazz musicians what the Scala of Milan is to opera singers: an important milestone in their career […]

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Legendary Super Yacht Arrives In The Galapagos

Monday, July 20th, 2009

On the 50th Anniversary of the Galapagos National Park and Darwin’s Bicentennial year the vintage super yacht, Grace, begins a series of charters based in the Galapagos National Park. The superyacht’s history is legend in that it includes WW II action, was owned by Aristotle Onassis and was given by him it Prince Ranier and […]

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Super yacht previews and Sea Trials in Bodrum

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Overview of Bodrum from Bodrum Castle Turkish motor yacht producers Numarine has invited us to attend their second annual open day in Bodrum later this week to see the launch of the company’s latest model, the 78HT, which is making its world debut. Michael will also participate in sea trials onboard the 78′ Fly and […]

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Monaco Yacht Show and Ethereal

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Ethereal during her build at Royal Huisman Two of the world’s top computer gurus have recently received their own very special super yachts from the Royal Huisman Shipyard in Vollenhove, Holland Bill Joy, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and now a Silicon Valley venture capitalist has taken delivery of the 58 metre ketch Ethereal, while […]

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