By the end of 2010 the worldwide superyacht fleet is going to have changed quite markedly. The number, size and design advancements of luxury yachts to be launched (and already launched) this year has changed. This bulge in production began last year in 2009 and will continue into 2011. Some experts have suggested that we will never again see such a proliferation of new yachts being launched. It is certainly exciting times for the superyacht industry. There has been plenty of action for yacht designers, builders, managers, but also luxury yacht charters and yacht sales. Superyacht supply is for once keeping up with - and in many cases outstripping - superyacht owner demand. ... read full story
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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 Italian luxury yacht builder CRN Yachts, which is part of the Ferretti Group, launched the 43m superyacht Kate on 21st April 2010 at a private ceremony. The 43m megayacht KATE is testimony to the continual productive activity of the Ferretti Group's shipyard. ... read full story
"We are witnessing a reversal in trends and, although we must necessarily be cautious, we are optimistic that the worst is over for Azimut-Benetti," said Paolo Vitelli, chairman, in the statement. ... read full story
The ICAP Leopard 3, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht is preparing to launch her assault on the west-to-east monohull transatlantic sailing record in the coming weeks. ... read full story
Yacht Mi Sueno features an elevator service to all three of her decks. Interestingly the superyacht's flybridge can facilitate touch-and-go helicopter operations, which is reasonably rare for a yacht for her size. ... read full story
The Owners and Captains of the Big Class classic sailing yachts Cambria, Mariette, and Eleonora (Founding Members) met on 26th March 2010 and agreed to found the Big Class Association (BCA). ... read full story
Very little is known about the five - six deck Lurssen yacht CRYSTAL at this time, except here name (which could be a project name) and her length. ... read full story