Day Before the Monaco Yacht Show 09

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Monaco Harbour, the day before the Show © Frances Howorth We have just arrived in Monaco for the Monaco Show and the city and its wonderful harbour is abuzz with anticipation for a show that opens here tomorrow. This year, the world’s leading luxury yacht show, is celebrating its 19th outing. As usual, everyone who […]

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Sunseeker at Southampton Boat Show

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Southampton Boat Show Shows off Super Yacht Sunseeker launched four new yachts at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show: ê Predator 130 ê Sunseeker 80 ê Predator 60 ê Predator 54 The Predator 130 only made it to the show by the skin of her teeth but nevertheless she still looked stunning. At 1130 last […]

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Super Yacht Charters on the River Thames

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Luxury cruises of the Thames in classic comfort We are not sure if the River Thames would ordinarily appear on our list of top destinations for taking a superyacht, but then again it is not always easy to find a small yacht that can, because of the standards it keeps, live up to the description […]

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Free Subscription to SuperYacht Business Magazine

Friday, August 28th, 2009

If you are reading this blog it must mean you are interested in super yachts either because you own one or are working in a field associated with them. Super yachting maybe expensive industry but there is one very valuable item that is completely free Subscription to the industry magazine SuperYacht Business and its associated […]

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Blohm and Voss Semi Custom Gas Turbine Super Yacht

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

High Speed Superyacht will achieve 40+ knots Blohm and Voss are not normally a yard that issues anything to the media so when a press release from their PR people lands on our desk, we sit up and take notice. It seems that the German yard is presently developing a series of what they call […]

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Chinese Lanterns Mistaken for Ships in Distress

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Genuine distress flares might get ignored, unreported, and not investigated The MCA the Government Agency that in addition to looking after the regulations for the building of super yachts is responsible for the British Coastguards, is urging the public to inform them when using Chinese Lanterns The growing popularity of Chinese lanterns, especially at weddings […]

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Red Arrows will Fly at Monaco Super Yacht Show

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

British Superyacht Companies Sponsor Aero-acrobatics The Red Arrow display at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show This year’s Monaco Yacht Show will take place from September 23-26, 2009 in Port Hercules, Monaco. We will be there of course reporting on all that’s new and interesting. We have written previews of the show and these will appear […]

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Super Yacht Maltese Falcon is sold

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Ken Freivoch on the foredeck of Maltese Falcon Tom Perkins has finally sold Maltese Falcon, his 88m unique Perini Navi sailing yacht. One of the founders of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, he reportedly spent at least US$150 million on building the yacht. Henry Craven-Smith, the broker at Burgess who arranged […]

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Dhonis Get Upgraded in the Maldives

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Native Sailing Craft Gets a Superyacht Makeover Committed to elevating the modern Maldivian experience, Huvafen Fushi, one of the many island resorts, continues to leave others in its wake with the launch of inspiring new packages aboard its exclusively-designed Dhonis. Outwardly capturing the grace of traditional sailing boats, these handcrafted vessels have been fitted out […]

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North Atlantic Sailing Record Broken

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Two of trimarans designed by the French yacht designers Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost left the USA last Thursday. They were on a sprint to break the North Atlantic sailing Record. Groupama 3 skippered by Franck Cammas left two hours before Pascal Bidegorry aboard Maxi Banque Populaire V. The record to beat, established by Groupama 3 […]

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