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‘Flying’ Pyramid Yacht Becoming a Reality

By Codelia Mantsebo The Tetrahedron Super Yacht designed by Jonathan Schwinge could very soon become a reality. The Tetrahedron would have the appearance at high-speed of ‘levitating’ over the water, similar to a boat that can fly. The design of this flying pyramid is inspired by modifying the form, architecture and propulsion of the modern super yacht into a fundamentally simple enclosure […]

Image Credit: Schwinge
Image Credit: Schwinge
Image Credit: Schwinge

Inaugural Thailand Yacht Show

This week, Thailand hosts its first ever superyacht show at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket from 11-14 February. Headlined with a fleet by Burgess Yachts, 40 exhibitors are part of the Thailand Yacht Show. The recently relaxed superyacht chartering laws played an important part in creating the biggest yachting event to date in the country. Jean-Marc Poullet, chairman […]

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Thailand Yacht Show
Thailand Yacht Show

Scenic Announces World’s First Six-Star Ocean Cruiser: Scenic Eclipse

By Codelia Mantsebo With two helicopters, a custom-built submarine and a six star status, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level of luxury and elegance.  Akin to the finest hotels in the world, guests will find premium services and all the amenities expected from a 5-star hotel. Scenic’s signature brand of all-inclusive luxury means guests will enjoy […]

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Riva Aquariva Super Stuns as London Boat Show Draws to a Close

The eye catching Riva Aquariva Super has been one of the star attractions at the London Boat Show which drew to a close last weekend. The 33ft vessel priced at $1 Million boasts decks of gleaming mahogany inlaid with maple and leather trimmings. Ideal for small groups of families and friends, the Riva Aquariva Super also features a large double […]

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Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic Superyacht Revealed

London based architect Zaha Hadid is perhaps more familiar with conjuring up the latest landmark buildings. But the Dame’s latest project has seen a new asset added to her portfolio – a superyacht. In celebration of Hadid’s work at London’s David Gill Gallery, the Pritzker Prize winning architect worked alongside Hamburg based ship builders Blohm + Voss, and together have […]

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The Bugatti of the Sea: The Niniette

By Zahra Al-Kateb (This article originally appears on Spear’s) Bugatti – the luxury automotive brand behind the fastest car in the world – has unveiled their new plans for a series of luxury and mid-range super yachts. The Niniette by Buggati has been designed with Palmer Johnson, the world’s largest luxury yacht builder. Expected to be distinctively “Bugatti”, the super […]

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Redefining Small Ship Ultra-Luxury — Again

In 2016, Seabourn will introduce Seabourn Encore. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. […]

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SeaXplorer: The Superyacht That Can Break Through Ice

Introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show last month, it wasn’t an actual vessel that was causing a buzz – it was the world’s first purpose built range of expedition yachts with global capability proposed by DAMEN. Boasting technology that will allow them to travel across the world, the SeaXplorer has the capability to do it all, from breaking through ice […]

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Russian Billionaire Builds Super Yacht for $450 Million

By Zahra Al-Kateb Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko has built a luxury super yacht for a reported $450 million. The vessel is expected to be one of the most advanced yachts of its kind and boasts three masts, all of which stand taller than Big Ben, the clock tower beside the Houses of Parliament in London. The boat itself is approximately […]

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Steve Colgate to be Inducted Into The National Sailing Hall of Fame

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the six sailors who make up its 2015 class of inductees. Among those is Offshore Sailing School founder, Steve Colgate (Ft. Myers, Fla.), whose company has taught more than 130,000 adults and families to sail or sail better since its inception in 1964. When the National Sailing Hall of Fame was […]

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