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The Ultimate Yacht for Entertaining: Princess S78

By Lauren Hill

A manufacturer that’s known for craftsmanship, innovation and engineering pedigree, Princess Yachts has now created the ultimate yacht for entertaining. Through a collaboration with NAIM Audio, the world renowned creator of audio visual systems, the all new Princess S78 features what’s said to be the most high-tech music system on any superyacht on the market. Now considered the flagship of the […]

The Most Groundbreaking Yachts from the Ferretti Portfolio

By Susie Moir This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In recognition of Ferretti Yachts’ 50th anniversary, we discover some of the recent award-winning yachts to come out of the yard, alongside the recent offerings of its sister brands from the Ferretti Group. FERRETTI YACHTS 920 The raised bow of this new 93.4-ft maxi flybridge forms […]

Floating Fitness: Your Superyacht Gym

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. For the keen fitness fanatics out there, or those who simply prefer to enjoy a decadent dinner feeling like they’ve exerted themselves enough to deserve that second helping of dessert, there are an abundance of superyachts available to charter with world-class gyms on board. the majestic 223.6ft […]

Looking back at the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. This year, majestic sails went up around the world as Officine Panerai once again sponsored the largest circuit of classic yacht regattas internationally: the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017. The challenge began in Antigua in April and moved around the world before ending in Cannes in late September. On […]

Monaco Yacht Show continues its European dominance

Often described as Christmas for superyachts, this year’s Monaco Yacht Show was a spectacular occasion attracting some of the most exciting superyachts and exhibitors in the world today. With 580 exhibitors from all over the globe congregating in the iconic Port Hercules to show off their latest technology, innovation and fare, the Show is a fantastic environment to ensure your […]

On Board M/Y Cloud 9

One of the most striking aspects of my tour of Cloud 9 during the Monaco Yacht Show, and an element that really resonated with me while I was on board and after, was how much the crew obviously adored their jobs. They spoke with real heart and feeling about their passion for the yacht itself, their charter guests and their […]

On board M/Y Home

Hot off the heels of winning the prestigious RINA Green award during the Monaco Yacht Show, we stepped on board M/Y Home to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s first yacht to combine Heesen’s efficient hull form with hybrid propulsion. Yacht builder Heesen’s CEO Arthur Brouwer shared with us that when Home was leaving the shipyard earlier this year […]

Jaws drop for Heesen

A Heesen press conference is never going to be dull, but their adoption of a Jaws theme and a laser show ensured it kick-started the Monaco Yacht Show with panache. The prolific Dutch superyacht builder used the first morning of the Show to share with invited guests their plans for the future ‘you’re gonna need a bigger boat.’ Historically focusing […]

On Board M/Y Sarastar

Brand new in summer 2017, the sporty and elegant Sarastar is a 197.5ft Mondomarine head turner. Featuring a sleek modern exterior and a highly customised interior, Sarastar is wonderfully personal and eclectic. Owing to the use of an abundance of mirrors, marble and studded velvet, she is a sumptuous gothic palace of a yacht. Tactile and masculine, each of the […]

Carlo Nuvolari on 25 Years in the Superyacht Industry

By Theodora Cheney

As the studio reaches the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Nuvolari-Lenard has plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline. The prominent 350ft Black Pearl is about to join the ranks of the largest sailing yachts in the world, and the studio has a 328ft motoryacht in build at Oceanco, a 456ft at Lürssen, a 203ft at CRN and it is […]