Saturday, January 9, 2016

See The Latest In Boating Tech Before It Hits The Water (Video From The New York Boat Show)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Steven Spielberg Wants A Bigger Yacht

Daily Mail: I'm gonna need a bigger boat! Steven Spielberg is selling his $185million, 282ft mega yacht because it is 'too small'

* Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is having a new boat built for £160m
* Mogul claims that his current £120 million, 282ft megayacht is 'too small'
* Seven Seas boasts infinity pool, movie screen, seven suites and more
* But his new yacht will be just 18ft longer at 300ft for an extra £40million

It's one of the most famous lines in movie history.

And now – 40 years after Roy Scheider exclaimed, ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat’ in Jaws – it seems the film’s director Steven Spielberg has taken the sentiment very firmly to heart.

The 68-year-old has announced he is selling his £120 million, 282ft megayacht The Seven Seas... because it is too small. Instead, the Hollywood mogul is having a new boat built, for £160 million.

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Editor: He wants an extra 18feet .... sighhh .... what can I say.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Superyacht Showdown At St. Barts

New Years Eve in St. Barts overlooking Gustavia Beach

Forbes: Superyacht Showdown: Who's Who in St. Barts for New Year's Eve (UPDATED)

This year’s superyacht showdown is located on the harbor of Gustavia, St. Bart’s capital. The french-speaking Caribbean island of St. Bart’s hosts the best New Year’s Eve parties on private yachts and in the exclusive beach clubs.

Famous faces like; Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Lindsay Lohan, Lana Del Rey, Salma Hayek, Channing Tatum, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Rachel Zoe have all celebrated the New Year from the famed beach. This year celebrities like Paul McCartney, George Lucas,Toby Maguire, Paris Hilton, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince, Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles, Marc Jacobs, Robin Thicke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber and many more are partying on the island.

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Editor: Yup .... Times Square is for the common folk, St. Barts is for the rich and famous.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Here Are Some Superyachts Available For Charter This Winter

Launched by Lurssen in 2014, Kismet is a 95.2-metre (312ft) vessel with a breathtaking interior and plenty of space to lounge in the sun

Daily Mail: Outdoor cinemas, swim-up bars and giant wine refrigerators: Inside the most luxurious superyachts available for charter this winter for up to $1million a week

* Billionaires, A-list actors and supermodels will be spending part of their winter holidays cruising the Caribbean
* The most luxurious superyachts have mind-boggling amenities, including wine refrigerators, spas and lifts
* Kismet has an oval-shaped swimming pool and private cinema and is available for a staggering $1.2million a week

Forget five-star resorts or ski chalets – the world’s wealthiest holidaymakers are getting away from it all on the most luxurious superyachts this winter.

After the summer season was spent on the Mediterranean, billionaires, A-list actors and supermodels will be playing in the sun in St Barts and other hotspots in the Caribbean.

With helipads, health spas, cinemas infinity pools and weekly rates exceeding $1million, these are some of the most luxurious superyachts available for charter over the winter months.

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Editor: I can only assume that tips, extras, etc. are not included in the charter price.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Two Megayachts Severely Damaged By Fire In Marmaris, Turkey

Barbie was one of two multimillion-pound superyachts destroyed in a fire that broke out while they were moored at a marina in Turkey. Yacht Harbour

Yacht Harbour: Two superyachts damaged by fire in Marmaris

Reports have started coming that a large fire has broken out in Marmaris, Turkey causing extreme damage to The One and Barbie, two well known yachts. The fire reportedly took four hours to extinguish according to local media sources.

The fire that has allegedly started at 02:00 AM has damaged the 52m M/Y Barbie and the 73m M/Y The One. According to Elliad Hagiladi of Yacht Marine, the fire started on the One before spreading to the Barbie. Other yachts stationed in the harbor have left the harbor to escape the fire. Fire fighters are currently pumping out water to prevent the yachts from sinking. The marina is however working at full capacity.

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Update: Shocking photos show multimillion-pound superyachts in charred ruins after devastating fire at Mediterranean resort in Turkey (Daily Mail)

Editor: For the owners and for the people who are employed .... this must really hurt. :(

Monday, January 4, 2016

Will This Powerboat Break The World Record By Sailing From Cornwall To New York On A Single Tank Of Fuel?

A group of British engineers is building a boat capable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean between Cornwall and New York in just 48 hours. The design (illustrated in a CGI image) will make the crossing with an average speed of (105km/h), beating the current two day, ten hour and 54-minute record for the crossing that has been held since 1992

Daily Mail: Crossing the Atlantic in just 48 HOURS: Wave-piercing powerboat will attempt to break the world record by sailing from Cornwall to New York on a single tank of fuel

* A group of engineers from Team Great Britain has designed a 112ft (34 metre) wave-piercing powerboat
* Led by Richard George, the team will travel from Cornwall in the UK to New York - a total of 3,100 miles (4,988km)
* The vessel will also attempt the journey on a single tank of fuel and it is hoped the boat will one day be capable of carrying passengers as a high-speed ferry
* The current record for the crossing is two days, ten hours and 54 minutes held by Aga Khan's powerboat Destriero

It is a journey that takes even the speediest cruise liners up to a week, but a group of British engineers is hoping to cross the Atlantic by boat in under two days - on a single tank of fuel.
Led by businessman Richard George, the team is building a boat capable of smashing the world record for the 3,100 mile trip (4,988km), yet said it will also be capable of carrying commercial passengers.
The wave-piercing 112ft (34 metre) powerboat, which will have a seven-man crew, will make the trip between Cornwall and New York at an average speed of 65mph (105km/h) in just 48 hours.

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Editor: Before everyone gets excited, they will still have to build and test this powerboat.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Superyachts - Icon Yachts (Video)

From YouTube: Step into the world where everything seems possible; step into the world of Superyachts. In this episode all about ICON Yachts.
A new Discovery series where the Dutch luxury yachting industry introduces leading characters who take you on board the most exclusive yachts and show you the trailblazing technology behind it.

The Dutch luxury yachting industry has always been at the forefront of innovation, technology and design. A century of ship building, traditional values of craftsmanship, the latest technologies and the finest equipment are all ingredients for a spectacular and exclusive series about the industry and its pursuit of perfection.