Diane M. Byrne

Oceanco Launches Y705
It took three days to move her – and many more months to construct her to this point, of course – but project Y705 hit the water this month at Oceanco. ...
The $500-Million Gift
In honor of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, I offer the following for your consideration: a mega-size makeover for your yacht and private plane. Don’t have a plane ...
Thanksgiving
It's Thanksgiving Day here in the States, so I'm taking the day off (if you consider cooking a 19-pound turkey and enough side dishes to feed an army a day off...). To all of my American readers, I wish you ...
Nordhavn Sells Largest Model to Date
When it comes to long-range cruising, Nordhavn has a reputation that’s tough to beat. Dozens, if not hundreds, of its 800-plus motoryachts have crisscrossed oceans multiple times on their ...
iSiMON Wins Award
The annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) held in Holland is considered a must-attend event for many builders and designers. Given the “equipment” designation in ...
Pumpkins, Pies, and Pigs – Oh My!
Next time you’re in sunny San Diego and someone invites you to take a pie, beware. It might contain mustard, tapioca, nacho cheese, and peas, among other… um… interesting ingredients. While no one ...
Aeroyacht Teams With Wally
When Aeroyacht International introduced its first design, a 110-foot catamaran, earlier this year, the design team characterized it as “today’s most innovative American superyacht” and ...
Aquos Yachts Aims for Eco-Friendly Explorations
About six months from now, the expedition yacht you see here will hit the water, from a new company that promises to “appeal to people who want unique experiences…to explore the world.” Those ...
Megayacht News Onboard: Sunrise Yachts’ Africa
It’s become customary to hear a shipyard tout its ability to construct a yacht at a lower price than top-tier competitors. The yard is typically located in a country with lower labor costs, ...
EXCLUSIVE: A Look at Alucia
Expedition yachts that are converted commercial vessels seem to hold a particular fascination with yacht-watchers. Alucia is one of those, mostly due to her purpose as an ocean-exploration platform. As I’ve written previously, her owners ...

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iSiMON Wins Award
iSiMON Wins Award - November 24th 2009