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Speaking to Arthur de Lucy at Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique

Posted: 9th May 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Tucked into the well-protected Le Marin Bay on Martinique, Carenantilles shipyard is forging a sterling reputation thanks to captains' word of mouth. Founded 25 years ago, the shipyard soon became a byword for Martinique's develop... Read More

Planned Maintenance: Bold Predictions for 2019

Posted: 24th Feb 2019

Written by: Sam Wheaton - Seahub

Sam Wheaton, commercial director of Seahub reviews how the market for planned maintenance systems shaped up in 2018 with some bold predictions for the year ahead. Shipyards are pushing design and construction to new limits while ... Read More

Gyms on Yachts

Posted: 20th Dec 2018

Written by: Josh Richardson

It has been a number of years since Larry Ellisson refitted Enigma in 1999 with a basketball court and made sports courts the latest superyacht 'must have'. Whilst many yachts have not got space, some notable newbuilds design acti... Read More

Crew Build a Yacht – Project Assemble

Posted: 4th Dec 2018

Written by: Sam Wheaton

Working within the yachting industry is unique in every sense of the word. In particular, it’s common for superyacht crew to move between vessels as they advance through the ranks or seek pastures green. Being exposed to a wide ra... Read More

Implementing PMS Solutions for Yachts in Build is the New Norm

Posted: 25th Sep 2018

Written by: Matt Hyde - Seahub

New builds are a chance to improve on the way things have been done in the past and give owners and build engineers the opportunity to fulfil their wildest design and engineering dreams. The deployment of planned maintenance syste... Read More

Crew Life in the Shipyard

Posted: 15th May 2018

Written by: Matt Hyde

If you’re a crew member in the superyacht industry you’ll be all too familiar with the process of an annual yard period or even a major refit. There are many factors that make up a great refit facility or haul out centre, all of w... Read More

Before & After: Orams Marine's Refit of Latitude a World Superyacht Award Finalist

Posted: 9th Apr 2018

Written by: Isla McKechnie

Auckland’s Orams Marine has been named as a finalist for the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in the Refit of the Year category. The company, based in the marine industry area of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter has been lauded for i... Read More

Xavier Nedjam, Nautech Shipyard Group

Posted: 27th Sep 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

As one of the oldest luxury superyacht refit and repair shipyards in the South of France, the Nautech Group has enjoyed years of continued growth and that development continues in 2017 with the acquisition of additional shipyards ... Read More

The Man Behind the Next Generation VOR One Design

Posted: 15th Apr 2017

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

Guillaume Verdier is working on plans for the next generation Volvo Ocean Race One Design and the final decision between a monohull vs. multihull is just weeks away. French born Verdier shares his insight into the design process, ... Read More

Yacht Design: Shining a Light on Southampton with Giles Barkley

Posted: 5th Feb 2017

Written by: Karen Hockney

When it comes to choosing the right degree course for a career in superyacht design or production, there aren’t many institutions worldwide that can compete with the two Yacht Design and Production degrees taught at Southampton So... Read More

Superyacht Refits: The Case for an Independent Project Manager

Posted: 26th Sep 2016

Written by: Pippa Nicholas

The annual refit or yard period of a yacht is a time that many yacht captains and engineers dread. With endless lists of requirements for cost approval and ever more mandatory requirements for commercial registrations, is it more ... Read More

Feadship's 66m M/Y Vanish: Part II

Posted: 16th Jun 2016

Written by: Kelly Sanford

It all starts with a simple binary decision: Am I going to buy a boat? It’s a yes or no question. For the fortunate few for whom the answer is yes, it's an exciting time. But buying a yacht is a major investment, and the pesky de... Read More

Lujac Desautel's Yacht Concept 'La Petite Terrace'

Posted: 15th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Lujac Desautel was one of six finalists for The Young Designer of the Year Award 2016, with his stunning 45m concept yacht, 'La Petite Terrace', inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and architecture and the work of renowned urb... Read More

Galactica Super Nova

Posted: 18th Mar 2016

Written by: Sabrina Monte Carlo

As the exclusive suppliers of indoor and outdoor furnishings for the newly launched 70 meters FDHF superyacht Project Kometa, Sabrina Monte-Carlo was delighted to attend last Thursday launch and christening of Galactica Super Nova... Read More

Heesen's Largest Superyacht Galactica Super Nova

Posted: 11th Mar 2016

Written by: Holland Yachting Group

Heesen Yachts is delighted to announce the launch of the largest yacht in its fleet to date, the 70m FDHF superyacht Project Kometa. The owners have christened their new yacht Galactica Super Nova. Read More

Concept Design: 42m M/Y Continuum

Posted: 12th Feb 2016

Written by: Andrew Trujillo

Andrew Trujillo and Adam Younger unveil their new 42m motor yacht Continuum, combining a conventional layout with contemporary design built for speed. Read More

Ocea Nemo 44: A Yacht for all Seasons

Posted: 3rd Feb 2016

Written by: Aldo Manna & Fulvio de Simoni

Conceived as the very first Sport Utility Yacht, Aldo Manna delivered his Ocea Nemo 44 Concept to Naval Architect Fulvio de Simoni, with the brief to reconnect owners with a passion for the sea. Read More

Feadship's 66m M/Y Vanish: Part I

Posted: 25th Jan 2016

Written by: Kelly Sanford

Done right, a new construction project is a rewarding effort in making a dream come true. When Captain David was introduced to Northrop & Johnson's Kevin Merrigan through another broker, David had been working for the same yacht ... Read More

The Ultimate Explorer Yacht for Transoceanic Adventurers

Posted: 12th Jan 2016

Written by: Caroline Hillier

A dramatic new style of explorer yacht offering the ultimate experience for the adventurous owner has been created by Nigel Irens Design (NID) and CMN shipyard. This exciting fusion of design talent follows the successful launch a... Read More

Van der Valk Unveils New Continental Five Range

Posted: 17th Dec 2015

Written by: Yoeri Bijker | Van der Valk

Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has revealed an impressive concept for a new 38-metre explorer yacht. The Continental Five range has been developed in partnership with Guido de Groot in a variety of exterior designs, rang... Read More

Palmer Johnson and Bugatti Launch Joint Luxury Yacht Project

Posted: 4th Dec 2015

Written by: Palmer Johnson

Under license granted by Bugatti, Palmer Johnson has designed a new series of stunning and elegant open carbon-fibre sport yachts, featuring distinctive Bugatti design elements and advanced materials. Read More

Focus Yacht Design Introduce 63m MY Irimari

Posted: 12th Oct 2015

Written by: Focus Yacht Design

The 63m "Irimari", designed by Espen Øino and built by Sunrise Yachts was showcased at Monaco Yacht Show, the world's leading yachting event. The interior design was entrusted to Focus Yacht Design from the very start of the proje... Read More

Azimut Magellano 66

Posted: 8th Oct 2015

Written by: Studio EffeErre

Azimut Magellano 66: a megayacht in just 20 meters that offers the freedom of long range cruises with the comfort and elegance of home. Read More

Advanced A80: a brand new entry in Advanced Yachts ranks

Posted: 18th Sep 2015

Written by: Advanced Yachts

A lively 44’ and an imperial 80’: two big novelties from Advanced Yachts, the most innovative italian brand that in just five years has managed to carve out a position of absolute respect in terms of quality, functionality and rel... Read More

Jimmy Buffett’s Search for Perfect “Surfari” Sailboat is Over

Posted: 15th Sep 2015

Written by: Media Pro International

Jimmy Buffett’s famous lifestyle, delightfully infused with copious amounts of "island escapism," pairs perfectly with the personality of the Surfari 44 that Friendship Yacht Company is presenting in a scaled-back version of its S... Read More

Public Invited to See America’s Newest Tall Ship

Posted: 3rd Sep 2015

Written by: Media Pro International

The 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, this country’s newest Tall Ship and one of only 75 Tall Ships in the world designated by Sail Training International as Class A, was a show stopper at last month’s Iberdrola USA Tall Ships® Po... Read More

Benetti: A Tradition of Italian Yachtbuilding

Posted: 23rd Aug 2015

Written by: Daniel Shea

Since the 1960s, Benetti has been a leader in the yachtbuilding industry. The company has married the finest in Italian craftsmanship with the utmost in modern technology in order to produce some of the world’s most iconic yachts. Read More

A Legend Reborn: The Incredible Transformation of Falcon Lair

Posted: 19th Aug 2015

Written by: Christopher Sardo

Having recently been released by Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France, the newly transformed superyacht Falcon Lair has returned to sea, dressed in a brand new design and exterior appearance. Read More

Lürssen Yachts: A German Legacy

Posted: 7th Jul 2015

Written by: Daniel Shea

Lürssen celebrated its 140th anniversary on 27 June 2015. It is a big milestone, and while so much has changed in that time, the company remains dedicated to a defining principle of quality and performance. As sales director Micha... Read More

Introducing: KING BABY

Posted: 3rd Jun 2015

Written by: Yacht Executive Solutions

IAG Yachts is proud to be announcing that the company is launching the 140 foot custom fiberglass motor yacht known as “King Baby” in June, 2015. There will be a launch celebration at the shipyard in Zhuhai, China, at the end of ... Read More


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