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Heesen Delivers Its Largest Megayacht Build Ever

Heesen Delivers Its Largest Megayacht Build Ever: Hessen has delivered the 70m superyacht Galatica Super Nova to her owner following intensive sea trials in the North Sea. The All-aluminum fast displacement superyacht is the largest vessel that Heesen has been completed to date. Sold in December 2013, Galactica Super Nova was engineered by the Dutch…

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Megayacht Builder Feadship, Plans New Facility for Amsterdam

Megayacht Builder Feadship Plans New Facility for Amsterdam: Dutch manufacturer Feadship has announced plans to open a new construction and refit facility in Amsterdam. The decision comes on the heels of the launch of M/Y Symphony, reinforcing the shipyard’s commitment to meet the ever-growing demand for 100m-plus yachts. The newest Feadship facility will be able…

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Harborage Marina Expands to Accommodate Superyachts

Harborage Marina Expands to Accommodate Superyachts: The recent expansion of Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg, FL, means that a handful of superyachts will now be able to dock there. Depending on the configuration, four to six megayachts of up to 200 feet (61 meters) can stay  there. Side-to docking will allow four megayachts to dock,…

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80m Superyacht By Bilgin 263 Becoming a Reality

80m Superyacht By Bilgin 263 Becoming a Reality: Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts is well on its way to building the Bilgin 263, which upon completion, will become the largest superyacht ever built in Turkey. The 80m project has been under construction since March. Seven of the vessel’s 25 blocks of her steel hull have been…

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Baglietto’s 46m Fast Superyacht Reaches the Water

Baglietto’s 46m Fast Superyacht Reaches the Water: Currently known as Hull 10221, the first of Bagietto’s new 46m Fast series has been launched from the shipyard’s La Spezia facility. The ceremony took place at sunset with local authorities, including Massimo Federici, the mayor of La Spezia, and Lorenzo Forceri, port authority president, in attendance. Baglietto…

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Bilgin Yachts Completes Its First Megayacht Launch of 2016

Bilgin Yachts Completes Its First Megayacht Launch of 2016: Following minor changes to the interior by her Mexican owner, Bilgin Yachts has launched the 46.8-meter motoryacht Gialoa-Lu from its Küçükçekmece facility in Istanbul. Giaola-Lu is Bilgin’s first launch of 2016 and the shipyard’s 23rd since its entry into the 30-plus meter superyacht market in 2003.…

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135m Superyacht Concept Merges Classic Styling With Modern Luxury

135m Superyacht Concept Merges Classic Styling With Modern Luxury: A new superyacht concept has emerged from the Canadian studio of Ivan Erdevicki and is the designer’s largest and most imaginative project to day. The 135-meter concept is reminiscent of the luxury lines of the 1930s and 1940s, merging it with today’s modern look and must-have…

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Superyacht Market Has New Player, Latvian Shipbuilder Latitude, Enters With Two Trimarans

Superyacht Market Has New Player, Latvian Shipbuilder Latitude, Enters With Two Trimarans: Talk about making a splash. Latvian shipbuilder Latitude has entered the superyacht market with the launch of two identical 53m trimarans. Designed by Latitude’s in-house team, the two superyachts, constructed over 2-1/2 years, are nowhere near ordinary as they feature futuristic design. Established…

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Explorer Megayacht Point Break Made for Cruising and Surfing

Explorer Megayacht Point Break Made for Cruising and Surfing: Surfing and exploring the Northwest Passage are about to become related. That’s because two Australian brothers who are also avid surfers have commissioned Vripack to design a rugged explorer to traverse the dangerous waterway north of the Arctic Circle. It’s part of the brothers’ lifelong plan…