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Oceanco Unveils Esquel

80% of yacht activity takes place in 20% of the world’s oceans. Only 5% of what is beneath the world’s oceans has been seen, let alone experienced. Oceanco’s newest project, the 105m diesel-electric driven Esquel has been conceived and designed..

Project Aquamarine Heesen Yachts 5000 Aluminium Class

Project Aquamarine: First Heesen Yacht in New 5000 Aluminium Class

This fast-cruising, all-aluminium motor yacht sports a brand-new hull designed by Heesen’s brilliant in-house naval architects, who worked closely with renowned hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Fourth Unit of Mangusta 110 series Was Launched

On 25 February, a new Maxi Open in the Mangusta 110 series, hull no. 4, built for a European Owner, was launched.


First Amels Launch for 2019

Beautiful sunshine in the Netherlands welcomed a brand new Amels Limited Editions yacht as she emerged from at the Dutch yacht builder’s yard in February. The 55m AMELS 180 superyacht is the first of many new Amels superyachts nearing completion..

Keel Laying of M/Y Black Shark

Following a successful keel laying ceremony on 20 February 2019, Nobiskrug is pleased to announce that 77m M/Y Black Shark is taking shape and remains on track to meet its scheduled delivery in spring 2021. 

Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin Yachts Member of SYBass

Continuing its path to growth and international recognition, Bilgin Yachts is proud to announce the company has recently been accepted as a member of the SYBAss (Super Yacht Builders Association). SYBAss is a worldwide Mega Yacht association that represents the most experienced..


White Rabbit Equipped with Schottel Manoeuvring Systems

The 84m long and 19.1m wide superyacht White Rabbit built by Australian yard Echo Yachts and designed by Sam Sorgiovanni is equipped with azimuth thrusters from the German propulsion expert Schottel. To ensure maximum manoeuvrability, the superyacht is provided with two..

Black Pearl

Oceanco’s Black Pearl Wins Prestigious Design & Innovation Award

Oceanco’s 106.7m Black Pearl won top honors at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards that took place on the 27 January in Cortina. This unique and complex vessel took home the award for Best Naval Architecture for Sailing Yachts.

Besenzoni and FB Design sign partnership

Besenzoni Spa and FB Design Partner Up

Besenzoni Spa and FB Design, two yachting companies, have signed an important collaboration agreement to offer the market new seating solutions ideal for high-performance vessels.


Wally Becomes Part of Ferretti Group

At the opening of Boot in Düsseldorf, Ferretti Group will announce the entry of Wally, the iconic luxury nautical brand and emblem of design and innovation, within the portfolio of its brands. Through an exclusive license agreement of the Wally brand,..


Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to Present First Yacht with MTU Hybrid Power in 2020

British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have agreed to present the first yacht fitted with an MTU series production hybrid propulsion system in 2020. At Boot Düsseldorf from 19 until 27 January Sunseeker and MTU will present the..


YACHTcam and YACHTbeam Products Now available in Europe

The YACHTcam and YACHTbeam products are now available in Europe via YACHTLITE/Stefan Wienecke, Hannover. The YACHTcam product lines include camera systems of high-quality, marine compatible design, construction and durability. By combining thermal imaging cameras with searchlights, a high level of..


Feadship Launches Noble Najiba

Distinguished and elegant, with a unique beauty all of her own, the 58m Feadship Najiba certainly lives up to her name, meaning ‘noble’. Designed as a family superyacht for experienced owners, this latest scion of the Feadship fleet blends sleek..

Project BRavo

Oceanco Delivers Project Bravo

Oceanco delivered the groundbreaking 109m yacht Project Bravo to her proud Owners on 20 December. Bravo represents a new direction for Oceanco— the LIFE Design—which takes its acronym from the words Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel efficient and Eco-friendly. She has a..


Heesen Sets Sails for an Exciting 2019!

Heesen is set to begin 2019 with the same momentum of 2018, with the launch of Project Antares on 4 January, a 55m steel class featuring a FDHF (fast displacement hull form) hull. Project Antares is the first of five yachts..

Custom Line

Record Year Custom Line Closed with 2 Launches

The sixth Navetta 33 and the sixth Navetta 37 from the semi-displacement range by Custom Line took to the water at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona. The works of nautical art made to measure by Custom Line are..


The Benetti Giga Season Begins

The Benetti Giga Season has officially begun: a period of great excitement and activity for the shipyard. Over the next few months, Benetti will be under the spotlight of the yachting industry as three giga yachts, each one over 100m..


Unstoppable METSTRADE Builds on Success

There are a select number of exhibitions and trade shows around the world that take on a life of their own, becoming essential global gathering points for all professionals in their sector. As one of this elite group, the METSTRADE..

Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin Yacht Projects Coming in 2019

As we move into the New Year, Bilgin Yachts is full of new ideas and hopes to bring yacht owners an ever better home-life at sea. While owners sail merrily across the seven seas, the shipyard works with world-renown designers..


Hakvoort Shipyard Launches 63m Flagship Scout

Hakvoort Shipyard is pleased to announce the successful launch of its 63.72m motor yacht YN249. Known as Project Brio during the build, the highly-anticipated project will cruise as Scout upon delivery to her experienced owners in Spring 2019. Measuring 63.72m..


Zabava Arrives at Icon Yachts for Full Refit and Paint Job

The Heesen-built superyacht Zabava arrived in the Netherlands for a complete refit ahead of the Mediterranean cruising season, adding to a busy winter season for Icon Yachts. The 30.07m motor yacht arrived at the shipyard’s facilities in Harlingen on 6 November…


Work In Progress for New Syncro Lift at Palumbo Superyachts Ancona

After so many radical investments on all infrastructure of the shipyard acquired in 2016, Palumbo Superyachts Ancona is now focusing on the realisation of new structures and works that give the possibility to create a new lifting system and welcome..

ACO Marine Unveils New Smart Yacht Toilet

Wastewater management specialist ACO Marine unveiled at the METSTRADE 2018 a range of new vacuum toilets for the luxury yacht market, in a development that marks the sector’s first-ever ‘intelligent’ sanitation system.

Videoworks Revealed Latest New Systems for Cybersecurity

Videoworks revealed at the METSTRADE 2018 all the secrets of the onboard technologies developed by the Italian company’s team. Offering customers its know-how and best possible technological integrations, Videoworks fully responds to individual requirements using the best products on the..

ZF Presented New Driveline Solutions at METSTRADE

At this year’s METSTRADE, ZF presented its comprehensive marine transmission portfolio, which includes the brand new ZF 400 transmission model range for outputs up to a maximum 735kW, and the ZF Sail Drive SD15 drive unit for partially motorized sailboats.