Diane M. Byrne

VIDEO: Tim Heywood Talks About Cakewalk
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 video clips created for the yard, was blown away. “It’s ...
Rumors and Ruminations Over Feadship’s Largest Yacht
  Feadship’s Royal De Vries yard quietly launched the 88-meter (288-foot) Musashi about two weeks ago, and since then yacht watchers and various websites have been speculating over the ...
Broward Back in Business
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 Broward Shipyard, and Philippe Brandligt, a naval architect by training ...
The Rebuild of Attessa IV
“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 the superyacht formerly known as Evergreen into Attessa IV. She’s ...
Palmer Johnson Closes UK Operations
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 magazine reported earlier this week that the yard in Hythe, ...
First Monte Fino 100 RPH Delivered
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 that still offer fully custom motoryachts up to the 120-foot ...
The Launch of Cakewalk, America’s Largest Yacht
Perini Navi Sells Fourth 45-Meter Sloop
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 as the three previous 45-meter deliveries: Heritage, Helios, and Fivea,...
Megayacht Emerald Isle Up for Auction
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 is being sold on an “as is, where is, with ...
Frans Heesen Building Another Boat
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 is the project referred to as YN 15747 (the build ...

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