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First Drive: 2017 Bentley Mulsanne

By Richard Cree   How do you improve on perfection? That was the challenge Bentley set themselves when they came to upgrade the company’s flagship, the Mulsanne. The somewhat prosaic answer is to create something more refined, with a more powerful engine, improve impeccable steering and handling and throw in some clever gadgets, including reclining rear seats. And this is exactly what the Bentley wizards did. When reviewing the previous Mulsanne, the […]


Junkers F13 by Rimowa Takes Off in Switzerland

By Olivia Cuccaro On September 15, the Junkers F13 by Rimowa embarked on its official first flight in the Swiss Alps. The historical replica was crafted after the original six-seater aircraft, commissioned in 1919, which at the time achieved an altitude record of 6,750 meters on its maiden flight. Initially used in the military, the F13 was updated by engineer Hugo […]


Clive Jackson on Travel Demand

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. While private aviation is still a niche market, the industry as well as its clients are becoming wise to the role technology can play in bespoke, luxury travel, says Victor’s Clive Jackson. Let’s face it, more of us are now living in cities than at any time in history and experts […]

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First Drive: Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. The car industry is currently in love with the luxury SUV. Monstrously big offerings include Lamborghini’s Urus, Bentley’s Bentayga and Maserati’s Levante (opposite), joining the ranks of Audi’s Q7 and Porsche’s Cayenne. How utilitarian these vehicles are is moot. Most are luxury “soft-roaders,” likely to face no more than muddy fields. […]


Bespoke Rolls-Royce Dawn and Wraith Inspired by Porto Cervo

By Codelia Mantsebo From scenic drives around the island’s irresistible coastal roads to a traditional lunch and wine tasting at the Vigne Saurrau vineyard, the Rolls-Royce Porto Cervo bespoke experience is designed to encapsulate and savor the art of true luxury. The Rolls-Royce Summer Studio in Sardinia is now in its third year, offering visitors the chance to experience some […]


SuperYachtsMonaco Release $18 Million Superyacht

By Alice Manly SuperYachtsMonaco have just released their most expensive and most glamorous super yacht onto the market – the epitome of unrivalled glamour. Sibelle is a truly glorious superyacht; at 44 meters long, her exterior is modern, subtle and elegant.  Her performance is spectacular with a maximum speed of 22 knots powered by twin MU 16V4000M90 engines, which allows flexibility […]


ExecuJet Strengthens Position as Leading Global FBO Network

ExecuJet Aviation Group acquired its first FBO in the Caribbean region at Princess Juliana International Airport on the island of St. Maarten. ExecuJet’s St. Maarten FBO, acquired from TLC Aviation, takes the ExecuJet FBO network to 24 locations globally as part of the Luxaviation Group. Opening in early June, the St. Maarten FBO offers many services including ground handling, fuelling, […]

ExecuJet Germany's Berlin FBO team celebrate 10 year anniversary (small)...

Ferretti Group Open Days 2016 – Never Mind The Rain

Three days 10-12 June of less than sparkling weather failed to dampen enthusiasm for the 2nd edition of the Ferretti Group Open Days 2016, held at Ferretti Group Asia Pacific’s service facility in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. “Yes, we have had a lot of rain,” said Alessandro Tirelli, Sales Director, Ferretti Group Asia Pacific. “But the weather didn’t put off the […]


Ferretti Group Open Days 2016: Three Unique Yachts

Following on from the first edition in March, Ferretti Group Asia Pacific is ready to welcome guests to another ‘Ferretti Group Open Days’ weekend at its Hong Kong Service Centre, in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. On display will be three amazing Ferretti Yachts maxi flybridge yachts, all in the ‘Tai He Ban’ special edition: the brand’s flagship Ferretti Yachts 960, the […]

Ferretti Yachts 960 Tai He Ban

Superyacht Marina Developer, Mehmet Bayraktar, unveils The Deck at Island Gardens

By Codelia Mantsebo Island Gardens Deep Harbour, North America’s first superyacht marina on Miami’s Watson Island in the US, has announced the opening of The Deck, an outdoor lounge for superyacht owners. The Deck at Island Gardens is the latest addition to the still-developing superyacht marina, which intends to offer a solitary hotspot to complement yachting. Offering panoramic waterfront views […]