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ICECAP: The next stage of the NORTHERN STAR journey

For fisherman and owner John Risley, life has never not involved the ocean in one way or another. From growing up as a young boy on the misty shores of Nova Scotia, Canada to steering a global empire today that manages the abundant valuable resources that our oceans have to offer, Risley is as much […]

Cutting to the chase with Moran Yacht & Ship

Moran Yacht & Ship is, without a doubt, one of the most successful superyacht brokerage firms in the world. Headed by Robert Moran, the man still very much at the helm opened the brand’s doors in Fort Lauderdale in 1988 after 18 years of exploring the Seven Seas as a superyacht captain, the hands on experience […]

Plvs Vltra: Inside the first Amels Limited Edition 242 yacht

Amels’ Limited Editions concept is one of the superyacht industry’s great success stories. Each boat in the range offers a high degree of interior customization and there’s just enough in Tim Heywood’s curving exterior lines to make a yacht feel individual, while a shared technical platform hacks time and cost off a project. And, with every […]

Top 100 yachts 2015

1. Azzam | 180.00m (590’7″) Superyacht Azzam 180m (590’7″), built in 2013, Germany. Azzam is another feather in the cap for Lürssen Yachts, which has been involved in the building of six out of the top 10 largest yachts. Not much is known about this behemoth of a yacht other than the specs and that her interior is […]

The Evolution Of The Yacht

Yachts have evolved tremendously since the Dutch yacht boom of the 1600s. Yacht comes from the Dutch word ‘Jacht’ meaning hunt. The reason these vessels were associated with the word hunt was because they were light and fast to chase pirates by the Dutch Navy. Since then they have grown and grown, but how did […]

Million-Dollar Holiday

On board one of the world’s most expensive charter yachts The story of Shahid Khan’s new 312-foot Kismet begins with an auspicious Twist of Fate. When Shahid Khan ordered his first Kismet in 2004, the capstone of the design brief was “make it impressive.” Not only would his family be using the boat for their own enjoyment, but Khan would use it for corporate […]

Winter 2015 Brokerage News

Moran Yacht & Ship were able to build on the success of early 2014 with a truly remarkable second half of the year. In brokerage alone, fourteen yachts were sold during this period with an average length of 133 Ft. (40.5m). These results are unmatched by any other brokerage over this period, demonstrating once again […]

KISMET Visits London

The 312 Ft. (95.2m) KISMET arrived in London this Fall and left onlookers speechless. In October, KISMET cruised up the Thames to the Tower Bridge to avail herself to the world in London. She hosted an incredibly decadent party for over 250 guests of the owner including celebrities, athletes and dignitaries. Built for an experienced […]

Hakvoort Shipyard Feature

Family owned & operated for over a century. The storied Hakvoort Shipyard is located in Monnickendam, Holland and has come to represent an industry standard in quality, custom-built yachts. Originally established nearly a century ago, this shipyard has been passed down from generation to generation, maintaining the dedication to quality craftsmanship and a naval tradition […]

ALLEGRIA: Happiness Awaits!

 ALLEGRIA, which means “joy” or “happiness” in Italian, was built in Holland at the Hakvoort Shipyard. She measures 152 Ft. (46.3m) and sleeps 11 guests in 5 beautifully appointed en suite staterooms. With an impeccable interior designed by Glade Johnson, ALLEGRIA blends the best of soft contemporary and traditional elements. Her interior is spacious and […]