138 Meter Superyacht, Rising Sun, Sinks!

The 138m superyacht Rising Sun, owned by media mogul David Geffen, has sunk. Once one of the 10 largest luxury yachts in the world, the vessel has sunk to 11th place according to a new listing of megayachts published in January 2015. Rising Sun was built in 2004 originally for Oracle cofounder and CEO Larry…

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Mixed Yacht Sales Trends Continue in November

Continuing the mixed results that have been characteristic of 2014, the total value of luxury boats sold during the month of November increase by $20 million to $251 although the number of units sold decreased by 12 percent when compared with the same month a year earlier. Higher-value sales among superyachts 80 feet and longer…


New St. Kitts Marina to Offer Complementary Dockage And MORE!

Beginning in early 2015, The Marina at Christophe Harbour, the homeport of St. Kitts, will begin offering three nights of complimentary dockage to all yachts that want to experience this new cruising destination. The complimentary package will include access to SALT Plage, Christophe Harbour’s on-site seaside bar. An 82-foot pier stretches into the bay, providing…


165m Superyacht Design Revealed by Nauta Yachts

Known for having designed Azzam, currently the world’s largest superyacht, Nauta Yachts may soon have a sibling to the famous vessel as the company’s exterior designer has revealed concept renderings of a new 165-meter superyacht. Although the two luxury yachts will not be exactly the same, the new design shares the 180m Azzam’s classic elegance…


Princess Yachts in Midst of Expanding South Yard Facility

The portfolio of the Princess Yachts, the shipbuilder based in Plymouth, England, continues to grow with the manufacturer currently working on three projects measuring 40 meters in length. At the same time, Princess continues to modify its South Yard facility, one of five sites spread across Plymouth. Approximately 20 percent of the company’s production of…


Icon Yachts to Convert 73M Ex Giant Into Explorer Mega Yacht

Icon Yachts, the Dutch-based shipyard has received a commission to complete conversion of the 73m Legend into an explorer charter yacht. Formerly called Giant, the fully classified Class 1 icebreaker vessel will have a next exterior design provided by Diana Yacht Design, with the stern extended 3.6m to accommodate a pool and swim platform. Work…