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.

The Vitters Lady B yacht wins World Superyacht Award

May 09, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

The 44,7 m / 147 ft Vitters sailing yacht Lady B has been awarded with a Judge’s Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards Gala in Londen last weekend. The Dubois desiged Vitters built Lady B yacht has a spectacular interior from Rhoades Young and was one of the winners in the category “best sailing yachts... ... read full story

Ninth annual American Superyacht Forum

May 09, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The biggest event in the American superyacht industry’s calendar, the American Superyacht Forum, is now just two weeks away. The three-day forum, which will be held at the Hilton Marina in Fort Lauderdale, runs from 16 to 18 May. ... read full story

Fipa Group launches the new Maiora 27 Yacht Series

May 06, 2011

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Fipa Group introduces their latest Maiora 27 motoryacht series, measuring 26.55 in LOA with a fibreglass hull and superstructure. This stylish new yacht has a four cabin layout and is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines, reaching a maximum speed of 28 knots. ... read full story

Superyacht Cup 2011 in Palma welcomes strong industry support

May 06, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Superyacht Cup regatta in Palma which celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, is once again receiving valuable support and sponsorship from many leading superyacht industry companies who contribute significantly to the success of the event which this year runs from 22-25 June 2011. ... read full story

Expedition Motor Yacht Big Fish to attend Monaco Yacht Show 2011

May 05, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Luxury expedition yacht Big Fish has logged more than 28,000nm since her launch last July, including visits to Tahiti, the Galapagos, the Antarctic and Amazon. Her next stops include Sweden, Baltic, London, St. Petersburg, the Arctic Circle. The superyacht BIG FISH will also visit the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show this September cancelling her plans to navigate the Northeast Passage ... read full story

Fourth Moonen 97 Motor yacht ready to be launched by Moonen Yachts

May 05, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands is close to completing and lunching the fourth yacht in its much admired range of Moonen 97 steel-hulled displacement motor yachts. With sister ship motor yacht Livia being a finalist in the upcoming World Superyacht Awards, the yard is confident that a buyer will be found for the new Moonen 97 yacht by the time she is launched ahead of the sailing season. ... read full story

Bill Dixon ‘Yacht Designer of the Year’ at Asian Marine and Boating Awards 2011

May 05, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

After a very successful ‘awards’ year in 2010 Bill Dixon has got 2011 off to a flying start by being named ‘Yacht Designer of the Year’ at the Asian Marine and Boating Awards 2011. Dixon, who has worked with companies in Asia for nearly thirty years, has now won prestigious awards two years running from a continent which is rapidly developing its leisure boat industry. ... read full story

Cobra Yacht present Charter Yacht INFINITY (ex Cobra Sultan)

May 04, 2011

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Charter Yacht Infinity is a Cobra Yacht motor sailer, launched by the Turkish shipyard in 2011. Sailing Yacht Infinity accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 modern, comfortable and luxurious cabins. ... read full story

RUEA YACHTS TEAMS UP WITH DESIGN UNLIMITED FOR LUXURY 75 METRE SUPERYACHT

May 03, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

PHUKET, THAILAND – Following their partnership in 2010 on a 60 metre motoryacht, Asia’s leading superyacht builder Ruea Yachts has once again teamed up with Design Unlimited and naval architects BMT Nigel Gee to extend the concept into a 75 metre version vrsion of the superyacht. The new 75 m luxury motor yacht will be optimised... ... read full story

88 metre yacht Fountainhead launched by Feadship

May 02, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

In what is a busy 2011 year for yacht orders and launches by the Dutch luxury yacht building company Feadship, there has been another large superyacht launched called motor yacht ‘Fountainhead’. Yacht Fountainhead is the largest private yacht Feadship has ever built, along with another 88 m XL called Musashi. Superyacht FOUNTAINHEAD was launched today... ... read full story

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