56M Superyacht Lady D Gutted By Fire VIDEO

56M Superyacht Lady D Gutted By Fire: A devastating fire that engulfed 56-meter Lady D, moored at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, Thailand, has finally been put out. The blaze, which started at about 8 a.m. on August 7, quickly raged out of control despite efforts by marina crew to put out it…

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50m Superyacht Hybrid Bintador Delivered by Tankoa

50m Superyacht Hybrid Bintador Delivered by Tankoa: Tankoa has delivered the 49.9-meter superyacht Bintador to her French owner ahead of her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Previously known as S502 Elettra, Bintador has exterior design from Francesco Paszkowki and interior design by Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. The interiors are characterized…

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Cantiere delle Marche Builds Unconventional 42m Superyacht

Cantiere delle Marche Builds Unconventional 42m Superyacht: Ancona-based CdM has unveiled its first full-custom superyacht, Audace. The yacht stems from a project by Andrea Pezzini from Floating Life in collaboration with Sergio Cutolo and Mauro Sculli for engineering and naval architecture. This unconventional high volume vessel weighs in at just under 500GT and has five…

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Benetti Continues to Ramp Up Its Superyacht Order Book

Benetti Continues to Ramp Up Its Superyacht Order Book: Italian superyacht builder Benetti is continuing its foray into the middle and higher end LOA custom builds with the recent signing of two projects. The signings are significant in that both boat will be delivered to owners in markets that where Benetti traditionally hasn’t attracted interest.…

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Abeking & Rasmussen Launches Superyacht Excellence

Abeking & Rasmussen Launches Superyacht Excellence: German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has launched the superyacht formerly known as Project 6506, the 80-meter Excellence. Sea trials are now occurring along the Wester River and in the North Seat before final outfitting. Excellence is due to be delivered this summer. British studio Winch Design is responsible for…

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Benetti Delivers 63m Superyacht Metis

Benetti Delivers 63m Superyacht Metis: Italian manufacturer Benetti has delivered its latest superyacht, the 63-meter Metis, to her German owner. Built to Lloyd’s Register and featuring exterior design by Giorgio M. Cassetti and Benetti, she features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Bennenberg & Rowell and Birgit Otte Interior Atelier collaborated on her interiors. Metis…

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Lazzara Yachts Begins New Operations

Lazzara Yachts Begins New Operations: After a few years absence, the Lazzara family is back in the yachting business with a new company based in Tampa, a shipyard in Turkey, and a new line of yachts. Joe Lazzara, of the well-known boatbuilding family, leads the Lazzara Yachts Group as its president. The group also markets…

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Cape Charles Yacht Center to Expand Operations

Cape Charles Yacht Center to Expand Operations: Big changes are underway at the Virginia-based Cape Charles Yacht Center. A new team of investors is making plans to develop the center with service refits to accommodate superyachts, which will include a 30,000-square-foot facility, a 600-ton mobile hoist and floating docks. The changes will also make the…

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Classic Yacht Istros Gets New Lease on Life

Classic Yacht Istros Gets New Lease on Life: The classic 42-meter superyacht Istros, constructed in 1954 by Amsterdam Shipyard Ltd. G. de Vries Lentsch Jr., will get a new lease on life through a complete reconstruction at Feadships Refit & Services division. Once considered the largest superyacht built in the Netherlands, she is now barely…

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