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Mega Yacht Ocean Sapphire, 41 Meters, Hosts Unique Art Exhibition

The futuristic mega yacht Ocean Sapphire played host to some expensive and famous works by Andy Warhol  and other artists while moored at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia in August. This unique exhibition was part of an exclusive client charter designed to introduce top art collectors to the super yacht lifestyle. Set up in…

Sanctions Against Russia May Affect Superyacht Market, NYET!

Russian clients seeking new builds, previously owned yachts and charters, are a key part of the superyacht industry as wealthy Russians have a reputation for high spending on yachts and the breadth of services available to owners and guests, including helicopters, fine wine, entertainment and equipment. Although firm data on the number of Russians who…

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Lynx Yacht Launches Heliad II, a Superyacht With an Even Larger Feel

Super yacht Heliad II, the first launch by new Dutch shipyard Lynx Yachts, looks bigger than she actually is. Measuring only 33.4 meters, Heliad II feels like a 40-meter yacht thanks to some innovative design principles used by the shipyard. The traditional-looking exterior, created by Diana Yacht Design in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, utilizes a canoe…

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Pride Mega Yachts Enters Chinese Markets With 88.5 Meter Mega Yacht

  CIMC Group’s superyacht division, Pride Mega Yachts, turned heads recently with the sale of the in-build motor yacht Illusion. Upon its launching in 2015, Illusion will be the largest yacht ever built in China at 88.8 meters. Although Pride Mega Yachts has previously collaborated on the builds of Nero and Asean Lady, Illusion is…

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SUPER YACHT SALES FIRST HALF 2014 ORDERS

Through the first half of 2014, plenty of new yacht orders have been set, although launches still continue to outdistance new projects.  In the first six months of the year, 71 yachts measuring over 30 meters were launched with average length at 49.7m. Of these, 88 percent were motor yachts and 12 percent were sailing…

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Brokerage Boat Sales Decline in July

Brokerage boat sales decline by 8 percent in July with total value of boats sold down by 1 percent. Figures came in at 3,287 boats sold for $297 million, down from 2013 July sales, which saw, 3,569 boats sold totaling $300 million. Powerboat and sailboat sales fell by similar percentages, with powerboats declining 8 percent…

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Echo Yachts to Build Largest Tri-Hull: 84 Meters !

Echo Yachts, a new shipyard based in the Henderson Marine Precinct of Western Australia, will build the largest superyacht every constructed in the country, an 84m tri-hull aluminum vessel. Owned by a Singpore-based family, Echo will bring together an impressive list of Australian superyacht industry names to design and construct the yacht, which will also…

PETERS & MAY, NEW YACHT TRANSPORT ROUTES

Peters & May has instituted a new yacht transport route, departing from Antwerp, Belgium, traveling via Southampton, England, to Australia’s eastern coast. This initial trip, expected to reach Sydney and Brisbane in 35 to 45 days, will be followed by Italian departures from Palma and Genoa in mid-September, Newport and Fort Lauderdale at the beginning…