On Saturday 16 April K&M Yachtbuilders, builder of aluminium custom-built sailing yachts, will be opening its doors to the public. From 10 am to 4 pm everyone will be welcome in Makkum to familiarise themselves with the shipyard and its work according to the ‘tried and tested formula’: various yachts under construction, several vessels ready for sailing and two speeches. All of the K&M “lines” will be represented: Bestevaer, Stadtship, Axonite and Bestewind. ... 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.
“Destination UK” is a new initiative designed to promote the UK’s cruising grounds to visiting Superyachts in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics and the legacy years. The event is focussed on making it as easy as possible for Superyachts to visit the UK. The more Yachts we can attract, the more opportunities there are for SYUK members and the UK supply chain. ... read full story
Motor yacht Sapphire built by the German superyacht builder Nobiskrug has successfully completed her seatrials. The 73.55-meter superyacht Sapphire (hull number 781) features interior and exterior design by Newcruise Yacht Projects of Hamburg with build management by Kristal Walters. ... read full story
The never-ending quest for perfection has brought the Hatteras fleet to new heights and given birth to the new Hatteras GT Series. Thanks to intelligent engineering, innovative layouts and advancements in construction technology and hull design, these models are sure to thrill anyone looking for speed, style, a soft ride, long-lasting quality, and a rock-solid hull. ... read full story
Island Global Yachting announces exciting new enhancements to its customer loyalty program, the IGY Anchor Club. The program continues to reward captains of yachts over 80 feet, but was redeveloped to further benefit captains for choosing an IGY destination. Captains gain automatic membership when they dock at any IGY destination or when they register online. ... read full story
With Singapore fast gaining repute as the destination for luxury superyachts, Marina at Keppel Bay has added two new state-of-the-art piers to meet this rising demand for quality berthing space. Designed and built by Bellingham Marine, the timely completion of the new berths represents the finishing touch to Marina at Keppel Bay’s third and final development phase. Marina at Keppel Bay can now accommodate 168 yachts, including superyachts of up to 280 feet. ... read full story
Sanlorenzo celebrates the delivery of Motor Yacht Lady Kathleen, the fourteenth semi‐displacement hull of 27 meters. Sanlorenzo, the prestigious Italian Shipyard focused on the production of motor yachts exclusively tailormade according to the requirements and style of every single owner, launched the 14th SD92, GRP navettas with semi‐displacement hull (SD line) projected and produced in the Viareggio Division. ... read full story
Both power and sail Superyachts from throughout the globe arrived in Phuket, Thailand, first anchoring at Nai Harn Bay. The next day’s first “sailing event” was to Pansea Bay and The Surin Phuket in continuing the prestigious 10-year anniversary celebration held December 16-18, 2010. ... read full story
Along with news that AB Yachts have secured an order for a new flagship model, the AB 166 motor yacht , AB Yachts will also launch an AB 116 motor yacht in 2011. The AB 116 yacht will be entirely custom built able to accommodate up to 10 guests in a 5 stateroom layout. ... read full story