Heesen Releases Photos of 51 Meter Megayacht MySky

Recently released photos of Heesen Yacht’s MySky, delivered to her owners last November after intensive sea trials show a 51m full displacement vessel that exhibits a distinctive look inside and out. This 600GT motoryacht has a range of approximately 5,400 nautical miles at 10 knots. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects designed her exterior, featuring flush-mounted…

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Italy Reduces Temporary Berthing Tax For Yachts

Thanks to a law passed by the Italian legislature at the end of 2014, yachts entering Italian waters during the coming year will see a significant reduction in the country’s marina tax. The new law will see the country’s tax charged to foreigners brought into line with it into line with similar tourism sectors throughout…


I Dynasty, Kusch 100.8 Meter Superyacht Undergoing Sea Trials

I Dynasty, a 100.8m superyacht developed by Vega Yachts and constructed by Kusch Yachts in Germany is currently under sea trials. The vessel the  second largest yacht ever built and launched by Kusch. Studio Massari Interior Architecture and Design developed the vessel’s interiors while The A Group was responsible for naval architecture and exterior design.…


70m Sybaris Superyacht Under Construction at Perini Navi

The second largest sailing vessel ever built by Italian shipyard Perini Navi is well underway. The 70m ketch named Sybaris features design by the Perini Navi technical and design office with Phillipe Briand responsible for naval architecture consultation. The American company PH Design is responsible for her interiors. Her large main deck with its 30-meter…


Amels Now Has Capability to Build Full Custom Superyachts

Dutch shipbuilder Amels has announced completion of its new custom superyacht building that will allow the company to product one-off yachts in the 80- to 110-meter segment. The new builds will complement Amels Limited Editions, ranging from 55 to 83 meters and the company’s refit division. Amels is known for its Limited Edition yachts that…


Cantiere delle Marche Announces Sales of Two Superyachts

Italian shipbuilder Cantiere delle Marche recently announced the sales of a Darwin Class 102’ and a Nauta Air 108’, increasing its sales in 2014 to five total vessels. The Nauta Air 108’, with its reduced draft, is designed with the Americas in mind. As an explorer yacht, she will also have ample outside space that…

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New Zealand Eases Restrictions on Superyacht Chartering

A new procedure recently announced by New Zealand governmental authorities will significantly streamline the process for superyachts chartering in the country’s waters. Working in conjunction with the country’s Temporary Import Entry (TIE), the procedure eliminates the need for a bond along with the owner’s written guarantee to leave New Zealand waters after 24 months. Charter…