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Heesen Reveals Eco-friendly Hybrid Superyacht Electra

By Alex Martin

Dutch shipyard Heesen continues the yacht industry’s rapid movement towards eco-friendly builds with the launch of the ultra-silent hybrid Electra superyacht. The 164ft vessel, due to be delivered in April 2020, uses a hybrid system to run cleaner and quieter than her peers. The result is another step forward in fuel efficiency, saving the owner money on fuel and reducing […]

BehneMar CEO Tim Trenker on the Future of Yachting

By Elite Traveler

Bigger, faster and somehow even more expensive seemed to be the yachting industry’s sole direction in recent years. But Tim Trenker, the recently appointed CEO of boutique superyacht consultancy BehneMar, sees a new demand from clients: the ability to go anywhere at any time. The desire and attraction of owning a superyacht has never really changed: It’s the ultimate symbol […]

Inside The World’s First Fast Hybrid Yacht, Home

By Samantha Coles

As the world’s first fast hybrid yacht with a fast displacement hull form, Home is a pioneering new vessel that offers perhaps some of life’s greatest luxuries: peace and quiet. She is made of lightweight aluminum and can use diesel or electric propulsion (read: using less fuel), enabling silent cruising at a speed of up to nine knots. When she […]

Top Luxury Yacht Itineraries for 2020

By Samantha Coles

There’s nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair and breathing in that fresh, salty air. And, here, there are no cookie-cutter hotel packages or itineraries; just the open ocean, endless opportunities and an unmatched sense of freedom. Whether you’re chartering a boat for a jaunt around the Greek Isles, a longer stint cruising around the Malay Archipelago or […]

Superyacht Designer Espen Oeino on Building with Purpose

By Samantha Coles

One of the most revered superyacht designers in the industry, Espen Oeino, speaks to Samantha Coles about how the yachting landscape is evolving and celebrating his eponymous firm’s 50th delivery. Speaking from his office in Monaco, Espen Oeino is remarkably charming and affable despite having just arrived back from a whistle-stop trip to New York — he was there for […]

The Princess R35 Yacht: Fit for Royalty

By Elite Traveler

Princess Yachts, the England-based yacht builder, has launched a new sports yacht, the R35. Working in tandem with Italian car-design brand Pininfarina and decorated Olympian and America’s Cup competitor Ben Ainslie’s BAR Technologies, the R35 uses this race-bred technology to hit top speeds of 50 knots. Using a combination of a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque (loads of stress are supported through […]

The Best Superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show

By Alex Martin

Just as the Monaco Grand Prix is considered the jewel in Formula One’s crown, the Monaco Yacht Show is the place every shipyard wants to be seen at. Each year, the yachting industry’s leading figures sail to the principality to show off their latest builds and upcoming projects. From September 25-28, over 125 vessels will be displayed in the emblematic […]

Food and Wine Around The World

By Theodora Halstead

Following her dry dock period earlier this year, The World, the largest privately-owned residential yacht in (you guessed it) the world, is back on the water and heading on a culinary-focused itinerary. Throughout 2019 she will play host to a series of food and wine extravaganzas, as expert chefs and sommeliers from all corners of the globe are flown in […]

Wally: Iconic Yachts From the Ultimate Innovators

By Theodora Halstead

Following Ferretti Group’s investment into yacht designer and builder Wally earlier this year, Elite Traveler looks at three yachts that have made this brand such an innovative and dynamic force in the superyacht world. Wallyace These days you’d be hard-pressed to find a yacht without a beach club that enables you to easily access the water. However, this wasn’t always […]

AvYachts CEO Talks Unique Yacht Sharing Program

By Emma Reynolds

Similar to how you’d purchase fractional ownership shares for a jet, AvYachts yacht sharing program is one of the only yacht companies who has introduced the concept of fractional yacht ownership to the public in a seamless manner. Fractional ownership is beneficial because you only pay for the weeks that you use it (compared to traditional ownership where the boat is […]