Diane M. Byrne

Alloy Yachts Building Global Explorer
Thirteen is an unlucky number for some people, but it’s no bother to the team at Alloy Yachts. Project AY44, seen here, marks the 13th motoryacht in the New Zealand-based yard’s history. Steel plate cutting is already underway on the 39-meter ...
Jongert 2400M Launched, Christened Uisge Beatha
PHOTOS: E.J. Bruinekool Fotografie Smart owners do a good deal of research before selecting a superyacht builder, but 35 years of research? That’s how long the owner of Uisge Beatha had been following activity at Jongert Shipyard before commissionin...
VIDEO: Trinity Yachts Delivers First Oil Skimmer for BP Cleanup
Yesterday, Trinity Yachts delivered the first of a handful of oil-skimming boats that will help clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The following video showing the delivery and operation of the boat comes courtesy of ...
Palmer Johnson PJ 170 Makes Debut
  The largest Sportyacht to date from Palmer Johnson tasted water for the first time this week. Referred to simply by her build number, PJ-501, the yacht is also the first of the PJ 170 Sportyacht series. If you’re familiar with the ...
Superyacht Axioma Detained by Italian Authorities
Just weeks after Force Blue was detained by Italian authorities, another charter yacht has been boarded, with guests required to disembark and be accompanied to police headquarters. On Friday, Axioma, a 47-meter (154-foot) ISA, was forced to pull i...
Limited Editions Amels 177 for Sale
She’s known only as Hull 458 so far, and her asking price is being released only upon request. But if you’re in the market for a new megayacht, this Limited Editions Amels 177 could be yours. The owner who commissioned Hull ...
Superyacht Biz in Support of Kids
One week from today, dozens of members of the megayacht business will be in a gym in Fort Lauderdale, pedaling their hearts out for abused children—and you can help. The second-annual Marine Industry Spin-a-thon is a fundraiser for Kids in Distres...
Lend Your Voice to MLC 2006
As I mentioned in the monthly Megayacht News e-newsletter recently, the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) could have an unintentional detrimental impact on the yachting business and yacht buying when it goes into effect in 2012. In brief, MLC ...
Introducing Ruea Yachts
Last month, news came of the formation of Ruea Yachts, a Thailand-based builder. Ruea Yachts was formed as the superyacht division of Yacht Solutions, a 10-year-old yacht-management and service provider in Thailand and other Asian locales. Yacht Solu...
Princess Yachts to Brand Under Its Own Name in USA
Fifteen years ago, Princess Yachts began marketing its cruisers in North America through a partnership with Viking Yachts, under the brand Viking Sport Cruisers. Viking Sport Cruisers became a separate company under the Viking umbrella and handled al...

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