Luxury Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

What is a luxury yacht? Luxury Yachts as a term generally mean private boats of ...

Luxury Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

What is a luxury yacht? Luxury Yachts as a term generally mean private boats of more than 22m or 80 feet in length, built with the aim of providing their owners and guests with ultimate luxury and comfort during their entire stay on board. Sailing yachts, motor yachts, catamarans, trimarans, gullets, superyachts, mega yachts, giga yachts, classic yachts or modern yachts with state-of-the-art amenities, technology and design all fall under the category of ‘luxury yachts’. There are numerous luxury yacht builders, designers, naval architects, interior designers, lighting designers, various product suppliers and service supplies in the industry specialising in luxury yachts, offering the highest possible standard of their services and assistance to future owners and managers of these vessels. View more on yacht builders and designers here.

Some owners prefer to keep their privacy and use their yachts for private holidays with family, friends, business partners and colleagues. Others, offer their vessels for luxury yacht charter around various destinations in the world. Two of the most important destinations from yacht rental point of view are the Mediterranean (mainly in the summer) and the Caribbean (during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months). Other important luxury yacht charter destinations include the South Pacific, Asia, Northern Europe, with remote destinations such as Antarctica and Pacific North West being increasingly sought-after by adventure-seeking yacht charter clients.

Luxury yachts offer deluxe and luxurious accommodation in cabins, with en suite bathrooms, the finest in furnishing and linens, latest in technology, air-conditioning and various other comforts expected of these boats. There is usually one or more saloons available for entertainment, socialising and relaxation, as well as numerous dining options, including al fresco dining possibilities. Exterior deck areas tend to offer plenty of space for sunbathing, with larger yachts fitted with the very popular Jacuzzi spa or even a large swimming pool. All luxury yachts have a selection of various water toys at guests’ disposal for in-water entertainment and fun.
Below you will find the latest news and articles from the world of luxury yachts, and if you are interested in chartering one of these, don’t hesitate to contact our team of brokers here.

Azzura Marine receives recognition for Richard Branson’s superyacht Necker Belle catamaran refit

May 25, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Necker Belle underwent a refit by the Azzura Shipyard in Australia, which transformed her from the mundane into a special luxury catamaran. ... read full story

The Oceanco Motor Yacht Y706 due for her launch in 2010

May 24, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Y706 Motor Yacht yet to be lauched by Oceanco in 2010

Oceanco's motor yacht Y706 is 86.47 metres of striking design, with a scheduled delivery in 2010. ... read full story

Superyacht MIRABELLA III completes refit.

May 23, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Sailing yacht MIRABELLA III, a 135 ft Superyacht has just completed a multimillion-dollar refit geared toward environmental friendliness. ... read full story

Yacht Arkley Wins Motor Yacht of the Year 2010 at World Superyacht Awards

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Superyacht Arkley, the 60-metre Lürssen was judged to be the winner of t

Each of the six winners of the motor yacht categories was eligible for this award, and their relative merits were debated by the judges at length. Put to the vote, the winner was clear - Superyacht Arkley, the 60-metre Lürssen was judged to be the winner of the prize being of a proven design and offering the performance and facilities that the majority of the panel admire in a long-range cruising yacht. ... read full story

SuperYacht RIELA is Winner of the Best Sailing Yacht Award 2010

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Super Riela, a 56-Metre class built by Perini Navi with naval architecture by Ron Holland and Perini Navi, had a winning mix of quality construction, a high level of amenities both inside and out, and a stunning, highly detailed interior design by Rémi Tessier - and she narrowly took the Neptune. But the result was close, and in recognition of the world-class quality of her construction and of a design exactly ... read full story

Sailing Yacht NAZENIN V Wins Judge Commendation in 2010 World Superyacht Awards

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Sailing Yacht NAZENIN V Wins Judge Commendation in 2010 World Superyacht Awards JUDGES’ COMMENDATION NAZENIN V Length: 52.00m Builder: RMK Shipyard Naval Architect: Sparkman & Stephens Exterior Stylist: Sparkman & Stephens Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon ... read full story

Trinity’s Yacht Blind Date Receives Judges’ Special Commendation at World superyacht Awards 2010

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

BEST SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT 40M+ Judges' Special Commendation: Motor Yacht Blind Date by Trinity Yachts ... read full story

Heesen Yacht CELESTIAL HOPE is BEST SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT 40M+ in the 2010 World Superyacht Awards

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

the Heesen-built 47-metre Celestial Hope that narrowly made her the winner while, it has to be said, being slightly less enthusiastic with exterior colour scheme! At the same time the judges wished to acknowledge the improvements in layout, level of equipment and build quality seen in Blind Date, ... read full story

Yacht Blind Date is the Winner of the Best Displacement Motor Yacht below 500GT in the World Superyacht Awards 2010

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

World Superyacht Awards 2010: Best Displacement Motor Yacht below 500GT is won by Motor Yacht Blind Date. Length: 47.00m Builder: Heesen Yachts Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts Exterior Stylist: Omega Architects Interior Designer: Keech Green Yacht NAme: Blind Date Judges’ Comments: This class contained seven finalists, five aluminium-built yachts and two constructed from composite, that were... ... read full story

Yacht ARKLEY – World Superyacht Awards 2010 BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT 500GT – 1,299GT

May 23, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Marking was extremely close, with the top two yachts, the 60-metre Lürssen-built Arkley and the 61.8-metre Candyscape II, ... read full story

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