Yachting News

Van der Valk and Hot Lab Team up on Interior Design Project

Posted: 13th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Dutch yachtbuilder Van der Valk has announced a cooperation with Italian yacht design company Hot Lab to create two sumptuous styles for the new Van der Valk Pilot series that will ensure a superlative level of interior comfort for these contemporary explorer superyachts. Read More

Bilgin Yachts Launches Turkey’s Largest Yacht

Posted: 24th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Bilgin Yachts of Turkey is proud to announce the launch of the first hull of the 80 metre Bilgin 263 series, the largest yacht ever built by a Turkish shipyard so far, which will now be outfitted and ready for delivery in spring/summer of 2020. Read More

Arksen Explorus Rally Powered by Pelorus to Launch in 2021

Posted: 20th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Arksen Explorers Rally Powered by Pelorus is a new yacht rally that sees groups of like-minded yacht owners and charterers cruising the Arctic, Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean in the name of grass roots conservation. Read More

Pershing Presents the TØ Project

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Pershing, the leading builder of Made in Italy sports yachts that has been designing, producing and selling open, coupé and sport-fly luxury motor yachts for over 30 years, has announced the launch of the TØ project, ushering in a... Read More

Pip Hare Completes Transat Jacques Vabre

Posted: 18th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Pip Hare and her teammate Ysbrand Endt have completed the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV), finishing just minutes ahead of their closest rival. Pip’s boat Superbigou crossed the finish line at 17:26 UTC on 14th November, 10 minutes ah... Read More

Ultra-efficient Hybrid Yacht Design Unveiled for Explorers

Posted: 8th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

For superyacht owners who want to explore further and more efficiently in a vessel which goes beyond paying lip service to green technology, DLBA Naval Architects has unveiled a truly-radical explorer yacht concept with conceptual... Read More

Winch Design and Heesen Unveil 57m XVenture

Posted: 5th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Winch Design and Heesen gave a taste of the 57m XVenture earlier this year, but were finally able to unveil this ground-breaking concept in full when she was successfully launched last week at The New York Yacht Club and at The Fo... Read More

Majesty Yachts Wins ‘Best of Show’ Award at FLIBS 2019

Posted: 4th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Majesty Yachts, Dubai's only superyacht builder, was presented the NBC Sports ‘Best of Show’ award during the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Entering the US market for the first time, the company debuted the ... Read More

Ferretti Group Leads the way at FLIBS 2019

Posted: 31st Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Ferretti Group is celebrating the 60th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a fleet of 16 boats including two premieres for the American market, and many new projects and novelties that captured the attentio... Read More

Busy Times for Van Der Valk Shipyard

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Premium Dutch motoryacht builder Van der Valk has enjoyed a very successful couple of months as its newly delivered Raised Pilothouse Jangada was one of the stars of the show at Cannes Yachting Festival, as was the launch model in... Read More

Dubai-based Majesty Yachts to make US Debut

Posted: 25th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Majesty Yachts, the only superyacht builder in Dubai, is entering the US market for the first time with the debut of the Majesty 140 and Majesty 100 at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Read More

Superyacht Cup Palma Gets High Performance Boost

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The 2020 edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma will deliver the added excitement of a new performance racing class, presenting superyacht owners with the option of testing their thoroughbred vessels in a classic racing format. Read More

Explore the Maldivian Seas Onboard Rania

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Velaa Private Island, one of the most coveted escape destinations on the planet, is offering a new luxury experience with Rania, a 60-foot luxury Princess S60 yacht. Guests can now charter Rania, one of the first in the sport coll... Read More

48 Wallytender to make its US debut in Fort Lauderdale

Posted: 23rd Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Following an outstanding reception at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show with seven units already sold, the all-new 48 Wallytender will make its American debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International ... Read More

Way of Life Victorious at Venice Hospitality Challenge

Posted: 21st Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The sixth edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge took place on Saturday 19th October, with Gašper Vinčec and the maxi Way of Life enjoying their second consecutive victorious Saturday, following on from their win against the ... Read More

Multiple Orders for Williams Jet Tenders’ New Evojet

Posted: 17th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Williams Jet Tenders introduced the Evojet 70, its most advanced and luxurious model to-date, at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, and it has been receiving excellent customer praise and forward orders ever since. Read More

Pip Hare Announces Co-skipper for Transat Jacques Vabre Race

Posted: 14th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Round-the-world sailor Pip Hare has announced her co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre race, Ysbrand Endt. The race is an important qualifying stage for Pip’s bid to compete in the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe with her IMOCA 60 Supe... Read More

Bilgin Yachts Building Biggest Yachts in Turkey to Date

Posted: 11th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Following a successful debut of its 47.5-metre Lilium superyacht at Monaco Yacht Show, Bilgin Yachts is now soley focusing on its biggest projects to date – the largest yachts that have ever been built in Turkey. Read More

Mediterranean Maxi Inshore and Offshore Challenge Winners Announced

Posted: 11th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

While the Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge this year was into its fourth season, its inshore brother was introduced anew for 2019 by the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that administers and p... Read More

Spirit Yachts Launches Spirit 111 Superyacht

Posted: 10th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Spirit Yachts has launched its highly anticipated 34m sailing yacht, the Spirit 111. Lowered into the water for the first time at Spirit Yachts’ waterside headquarters in Ipswich, Suffolk, the sloop-rigged yacht is the largest sin... Read More

A New Cruising Division Announced for the Wally Class

Posted: 9th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Rounding off the 20th anniversary of the Wally Class, Luca Bassani used the Voiles de St Tropez finale to announce the introduction of a cruising division for 2020. The concept is intended to encourage more Wally owners to join th... Read More

Worth Avenue Yachts Announces Largest Addition to its Fleet

Posted: 7th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Worth Avenue Yachts has just announced M/Y Eminence to its charter fleet - the newest and largest addition to the company to date. The 257-foot luxury yacht was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany with interior and exterior de... Read More

Winners Announced at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Posted: 7th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2019 came to a close on Saturday, with the maxi teams finally managing to get some deciding points on the board after a week that has proved challenging to crews and race officials alike. With too much o... Read More

Venice Hospitality Challenge 2019 Dates Announced

Posted: 3rd Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The dates for the sixth edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge were announced at Ca' Farsetti yesterday. Taking place on Saturday 19th October, the ever-growing success of this unique regatta is confirmed by a new record whic... Read More

Sled Triumphs at Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Posted: 30th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The final day of the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) with the support of title sponsor Audi, was a thrilling one. Over the course of the week nine windward-leeward race... Read More

Cannes Yachting Festival: The Round-up

Posted: 26th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

After six exhibition days and despite an opening day somewhat disrupted by rain, the 42nd edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival closed its doors on Sunday 15 September having set new records for participation, thereby consolidat... Read More

Gulf Craft Delivers 43m Majesty 140 ahead of MYS

Posted: 23rd Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

At 43m in overall length and 8.30m beam, Gulf Craft has successfully delivered its latest superyacht masterpiece, the Majesty 140. The superyacht is a collaboration between the shipyard’s in-house Design Studio who drew the yacht’... Read More

Pensacola to Host PSL Exhibition Series

Posted: 23rd Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

It’s time to mark your diaries and plan a trip to Pensacola, Florida, in January of 2020, as it’s just been announced that the Premiere Sailing League USA (PSL) will debut stadium sailing on Pensacola Bay during the PSL Winter Exh... Read More

Dutch Superyacht Excellence to the Fore at MYS

Posted: 20th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

The superyacht sector in the Netherlands continues to go from strength to strength, building on a tremendous 2018 when the top six yards launched 18 superyachts over 30 metres in length worth more than 1.5 billion euros. Read More

'Smart' MY SANGI To Premiere at MYS 2019

Posted: 20th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

An innovative, attractive, efficient and highly adaptable, Royal Husiman is set to debut brand-new motoryacht SANGI at MYS this year. With a sleek 55m | 180ft hull that’s easily driven to enhance performance, range and economy whi... Read More

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