Posted: 22nd January 2013
| Written by: Mfonobong Nsehe – Forbes
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has just taken delivery of a new luxury yacht.
At the moment, very little is known about the yacht – who built it, how much it cost or even just how big it is. However, judging by pictures available on several Nigerian websites, the yacht looks significantly smaller than those owned by Dangote’s billionaire peers Roman Abramovich, Paul Allen or Andrey Melnichenko, making the Nigerian billionaire’s latest acquisition seem almost like a baby’s toy.
Posted: 20th January 2013
| Written by: Reuters
The glamour, champagne launches, astronomical price tags, and celebrity clients belie a mounting unease in the world of "super-yacht" building, according to industry insiders.
The billionaire financier clients of the pre-financial crisis world are fewer. And the new rich of Asia with the kind of money needed to spend at least $100 million on a holiday gin palace just aren't that into boats.
Posted: 19th January 2013
| Written by: Deborah Netburn – Los Angeles Times
For the first time ever, scientists have shot video of a live giant squid in its natural habitat -- and you can watch a snippet of it here.
Posted: 10th January 2013
| Written by: Nate Ryan – USA Today
A New Years Eve party hosted on a yacht owned by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs – "The damndest boat you've ever seen in your life," according to one source – helped close a feud between two of America's leading racecar drivers, according to USA Today.