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Horizon’s 38m 120 Espresso Yacht

May 10, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The Horizon Group’s new 38m Espresso superyacht features state-of-the-art interiors by Guido de Groot. Built by the Horizon Group, the Taiwanese yacht builder, and designed by Florida-based yacht design firm J.C. Espinosa, Espresso is a 120 Raised Pilothouse model. The interior designed by Dutch design firm Guido de Groot was first created in 3D to... ... read full story

Superyacht Mari Cha III completes refit at Derecktor Shipyard.

May 10, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Superyacht Mari Cha III recently departed the Derecktor Shipyard in Connecticut after receiving a 5 month refit. ... read full story

Dates for the 2011 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show to be released soon.

May 10, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011 dates are expected to be released shortly and will again be hosted at the exclusive Yas Marina. ... read full story

New Zealand Yacht Big Fish Successfully Completes First Sea Trial

May 09, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

After delivery, Yacht Big Fish will embark on the first leg of her historic round-the-world Polar Circumnavigation voyage. Her first stop will be the enchanting islands of French Polynesia, where she will be photographed prior to starting her charter career. ... read full story

Luc Pettavino announces upcoming Monaco Yacht Show is sold out show & bids fairwell

May 09, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Every September, shipyards, brokers, equipment and service providers, high profile private and professional visitors from all around the world make the Monaco Yacht Show a true barometer for the yachting industry and its related activities ... read full story

Nepresso Cup: Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’ Yacht Magic Carpet Squared secures victory

May 09, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The Nespresso Cup came to a stylish conclusion today in Portofino, Italy. After three days of racing over the 6th to 9th May, the Wally yacht Magic Carpet Squared secured victory to lift the inaugural Nespresso Cup Trophy. The final day produced the best racing of the three-day event. The anticipated duel between Magic Carpet Squared and J One, driven by owner Jean-Charles Decaux, became a reality as the two boats headed out to the racecourse on equal points. ... read full story

Luxury Superyachts yet to be Launched in 2010

May 09, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

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

Superyacht Cup – Dock Full with Yachts in Palma

May 07, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

A new development for this year is the appointment of a professional Race Officer, Premiere Racings founder, Peter Craig from Marblehead, USA. Peter has a huge wealth of experience with top-level international regattas, including the Bucket Regattas and the Perini Navi Cup, the Maxi Rolex World Cup, the Swan World Championships and the Volvo Ocean Race. ... read full story

Maritimo purchases Mustang Marine in Australia

May 07, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Bill Barry-Cotter, founder and CEO of luxury boat builder Maritimo, has announced that the company has purchased the assets of Mustang Marine. Mustang fell into administration in March after owner Standard Bank withdrew financial support. Mr Barry-Cotter said that the successful bid was a joint venture between Steve Searle and Maritimo. He said that Mr... ... read full story

BWA Yachting Switzerland introduces Yacht Carbon Offset option

May 07, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

BWA Yachting and Yacht Carbon Offset both focus on meeting the particular demands of those that own and enjoy superyachts. Reassurance that carbon emissions have been effectively balanced is a natural requirement for many such individuals. Moreover, pragmatic action to deal with greenhouse gases is an important element of environmental management. ... read full story

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