Diane M. Byrne

Rybovich Modifies Offer for Riviera Beach Megayacht Yard
Rybovich’s ongoing quest to lease land from the city of Riviera Beach, up the coast from its existing facility in Florida, has taken an interesting turn. The plan, for Rybovich to establish another megayacht-refit yard, has been undergoing review fo...
Superyacht Auctions Expands Business
A few months after Superyacht Auctions was founded and held its first offerings, the company, previously referring to itself as Super Yacht Auctions, is kicking off two new programs that should raise interest. First, Superyacht Auctions is creating ...
Delta Marine Finishing Project Monarch
In a sign of the times, a megayacht begun at one yard is now being finished by another. Delta Marine will be completing the code-named Project Monarch, originally contracted by Northern Marine. Financing for the 150’8” (46.2-meter) megayacht is ...
Fivea Delivered by Perini Navi
If you’ll be in the Med this week, keep an eye out for this new super-size sloop. Fivea was just handed over to her owners from Perini Navi. Measuring 45 meters (about 148 feet) LOA and designed by Ron Holland and ...
Heesen Inks 2 More Superyacht Contracts
Economic recovery seems to be well underway at Heesen Yachts, given that the Dutch builder recently signed its third and fourth new-build contracts of the year: one for a 50-meter (164-footer), and one for a 47-meter (154-footer). The smaller of the...
Imagine II Christened at Alloy Yachts
A repeat client broke the traditional bubbly across the bow of this sailing yacht at Alloy Yachts earlier this week. Christened Imagine II, she comes seven years after her owners took delivery of their first Imagine from Alloy. That one measured ...
IGY Collaborating on Marina at 2014 Olympic Site
You're looking at an artist's interpretation of what the Russian port of Sochi will look like in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Now, while yachting events obviously take place during the summer Games, Sochi is positioning itself as more ...
Feadship’s Royal Van Lent Plans Expansion
  When most megayacht builders want to expand their facilities, they build outward. In the case of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent, however, the yard is going underground -- literally. The shipyard is situated on a small island, with few options to ex...
Alexandre Rodriguez Resigns From Rodriguez Group
Alexandre Rodriguez, the chairman of Rodriguez Group, stepped down today from all management positions he has held within the company as well as its holdings. The resignation comes following an ongoing police investigation into alleged illegal activit...
Superyacht Big Fish Celebrates in Big Style
In just a few more days, Big Fish will depart New Zealand for Tahiti and the start of her polar navigation – the first yacht ever to undertake such passage. But first, her management and build team from Aquos Yachts wanted ...

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