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About: Diane Byrne

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Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she contributes to Super Yacht World, Superyacht Business, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association.

Recent Posts by Diane Byrne

VIDEO: Tim Heywood Talks About Cakewalk
Posted on August 16, 2010.
Last week we brought you news about the launch of Cakewalk. Tim Heywood, her stylist, was at Derecktor Shipyards for the big megayacht’s move and, as you’ll see in these ...
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Rumors and Ruminations Over Feadship’s Largest Yacht
Posted on August 15, 2010.
  Feadship’s Royal De Vries yard quietly launched the 88-meter (288-foot) Musashi about two weeks ago, and since then ...
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Broward Back in Business
Posted on August 12, 2010.
It has a new name and new partners, but the Florida-based yard known for “the great American megayacht” is in the process of being revived once again. The new name is ...
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The Rebuild of Attessa IV
Posted on August 11, 2010.
“This was more of a new build than a refit. I think the term remanufactured describes it pretty well.” So says Capt. Ted McCumber, who has been overseeing the transformation of ...
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Palmer Johnson Closes UK Operations
Posted on August 11, 2010.
In a sign of the times, more than 100 craftspeople that Palmer Johnson hired for its UK-based yacht-building operations have been laid off. Both the Daily Echo newspaper and Boating Business ...
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First Monte Fino 100 RPH Delivered
Posted on August 10, 2010.
The Kha Shing shipyard in Taiwan has been producing the Monte Fino line since the 1980s, with U.S. distribution beginning in the mid-1990s. The line is among the few worldwide ...
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The Launch of Cakewalk, America’s Largest Yacht
Posted on August 10, 2010.
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Perini Navi Sells Fourth 45-Meter Sloop
Posted on August 9, 2010.
Late summer 2011 should see the delivery of C. 2114, the fourth in Perini Navi’s 45-meter (148-foot) series. The steel-hulled sloop will look similar to the photo here, as well ...
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Megayacht Emerald Isle Up for Auction
Posted on August 8, 2010.
In two weeks, the 126-foot Emerald Isle, which has had one owner since delivery from Christensen Shipyards in 1992, will be auctioned to the highest bidder in Fort Lauderdale. Emerald Isle ...
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Frans Heesen Building Another Boat
Posted on August 5, 2010.
Shortly after Frans Heesen, founder of Heesen Yachts, and his wife took delivery of My Petra last year, he revealed they were already thinking about a bigger yacht. That yacht ...
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