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Carbon Fiber Yacht Construction. Is It The Future?

Carbon fiber is a material which is being used increasingly for military, civil, motorsport, competition sport and consumer product applications with each passing year. It began its rise to prominence in the aerospace industry in the 1950s because it allowed for air and spacecraft to become faster and run more efficiently. Its exceptionally high heat […]

Interview with Yacht Broker Robert Moran

Romantic notions of a career before the mast couldn’t have been further from the mind of Rob Moran – founder of Moran Yacht & Ship – when he first had a taste of the sea-going life from his father, a chief engineer on fishing boats in the English port of Hastings. What he remembered most – “the […]

Engelberg – the Life Aquatic

The customised Limited Editions Amels 180 is an alluring combination of power and practicality with stunning attention to detail in design, particularly in the ocean-themed interiors. Anthony Twibill is enthralled by this elaborate and original new superyacht. Engelberg is the latest delivery of Amels Limited Editions 180, recently launched in mid-2013 by the esteemed Dutch […]

World Superyacht Awards Shortlist Announced

World Superyacht Awards – Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT shortlist 2013/03/13 Displacement Motor Yacht of 500 GT to 1,299 GT Shortlist With the announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the World Superyacht Awards, we take a closer look at the finalists in each of the major categories. Here with have the Displacement Motor […]

My Other Yacht Is a Support-Yacht

The arms race in mega-yachts has reached a new level, with the launch of the “mega support-yacht.” Support yachts are for people who have outgrown their mega-yachts and need more space for their helicopters, speedboats, launches and submarines. The support yacht acts as a floating garage, trailing alongside the main yacht with all of the […]

World Superyacht Awards Nominations Open 2011

With the announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the World Superyacht Awards, we take a closer look at the finalists in each of the major categories. Here with have the Displacement Motor Yacht 500 to 1,299GT category, in which five yachts are shortlisted. Arianna Extended superstructure ensures a huge interior volume This yacht’s voluminous interior, […]

PHONENIX 2 – “it”s a bit like a little black dress.”

Every design element builds on the next in this chic homage to New York”s Deco era. PHONENIX2″ DESIGNER ANDREW WINCH TELLS ME AFTER OUR tour around the yacht, “it”s a bit like a little black dress.” I pause. It takes a moment to reconcile that Winch is talking about the same extraordinary 90 metre Lurssen […]

Obsession

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A YACHT IS WORN OUT BY YEARS OF CHARTERING? SELLING AND BUYING NEW IS ONE OPTION, BUT THIS OWNER HAD A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION AND CHOSE AN EXTENSIVE REFIT One of the definitions of “obsession” in the Oxford English Dictionary is “to fill the mind with…” And this is what seems to have […]

Superyacht: The 60 metre Kaiser

By Jochem Kaan | Interior photos by David Churchill When a yacht is named Kaiser, one might easily assume a vessel to be regal, refined and maybe somewhat untouchable. Undoubtedly sparking one’s imagination as to what this yacht’s final result is like, equally interesting is the process preceding the launch of a newly built yacht. Finding a basic […]

Superyacht of the Week: The 60 metre Kaiser

By Jochem Kaan Interior photos by David Churchill When a yacht is named Kaiser, one might easily assume a vessel to be regal, refined and maybe somewhat untouchable. Undoubtedly sparking one’s imagination as to what this yacht’s final result is like, equally interesting is the process preceding the launch of a newly built yacht. Finding a […]