Megayachts

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...
Got 30-Foot-itis? Buy this Nordhavn 86
A very special new-build Nordhavn 86 is looking for a buyer and we've got all the details and the price for the current Queen of the PAE fleet.
Perini Navi Launches Exuma, 1st Vitruvius Motoryacht
While Americans were celebrating Independence Day this weekend, Italians—at least those at the Perini Navi Group’s yard in La Spezia—were celebrating the launch of Exuma. The all-aluminum 50-meter (164-footer) is the first in its Picchiotti Vit...
Italian VAT Rules for Yachts Continue to Confuse
When Force Blue was seized in Italy over alleged tax evasion, many megayacht owners and their advisors sat up and took notice. It also led to questions and concerns, understandably, many of which persist. To shed some light onto Italian VAT ...
Sleek Columbus 199 Superyacht Underway at Palumbo
Palumbo may not be a well-known builder stateside, but it has been operating two yards in Italy since 1967. It builds and refits a variety of vessels, ranging from ships to yachts, plus manufactures gantry cranes. For the past few ...
International SeaKeepers Society Responding to BP Spill
With yachts and megayachts of varying sizes successfully avoiding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you may wonder why the International SeaKeepers Society is getting involved. Simple: Its proprietary SeaKeeper 1000 data-acquisition system is helping ...
Introducing Azimut-Benetti Art
If you’ve long considered a yacht to be a floating work of art, here’s your chance to put a version of that yacht on your wall. Azimut-Benetti has created Azimut-Benetti Art, a collection of fine art prints and photos available for ...
Moonen Signs Sofia III, Its Largest “Pocket Superyacht”
We’ll have to wait another two years to see her, but the largest Moonen to date was signed within the past several weeks. Engineering work is already underway on the Moonen 133, expected to be christened Sofia III. If the name ...

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