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The Red Sea, a vital maritime corridor, connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal. This route is favoured by superyachts for its efficiency, providing the quickest passage between the Mediterranean, the Gulf, and the Asia-Pacific region. As highlighted in a recent article examining the effects of regional instability in the Red Sea on the superyacht sector, there have been a number of superyachts that have opted to reroute around the Cape of Good Hope in pursuit of safer passage. This strategic shift primarily stems from concerns over potential targeting and the substantial rise in insurance premiums for vessels transiting the Red Sea. The Houthis have been targeting vessels passing through the area as a result of the recent escalating regional conflict between Israel and Iran and its affiliated non-state actors. Read: How have the Red Sea attacks impacted the superyacht sector? Despite heightened risks, some superyachts continue to navigate the Red
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 | 12:00
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Refits & Conversions
The 78.5-metre Lürssen superyacht Rocinante has been spotted at her Germany-based shipyard following an extensive refit. The superyacht, formerly known as TV, was first delivered in 2008 by Lürssen, featuring an exterior design and naval architecture by Espen Øino International, as well as interiors courtesy of Alberto Pinto. With a comfortable volume of 2,334 GT and a beam of 13.8-metres, Rocinante is capable of hosting as many as 18 guests across nine staterooms, while separate accommodation is also available for up to 25 crew members. Regarding her performance, Rocinante, which has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, is powered by twin Caterpillar engines that propel her to a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 18 knots.
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 | 17:00
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Owner Experience
Superyacht Times Editor in Chief Francesca Webster sits down with Richard Raper, the owner of the 38.5-metre Claasen sailing yacht Atalante to learn about his varied, enriching experience as a sailing yacht owner.  Delivered in 2015 by the Netherlands-based shipyard Claasen, Atalante features an interior and exterior from the drawing boards of Hoek Design. As Richard Raper previously owned another 27.5-metre sailing yacht, also called Atalante I, up until 2017, the latest Atalante is an additional member of the much loved Hoek Truly Classic series. Richard and Francesca discuss everything from the original inner workings of Atalante’s design and construction process, to both the barriers and adventures introduced to Raper and his family by the COVID-19 lockdown, along with the intricacies and preferences within the world of sailing yachts.  Why did you decide to build a Truly Classic sailing yacht for the second time, and what was it about the Hoek design that you love?I’ve always liked classic lines and Andre Hoek might
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 | 16:15

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SuperTenders Monaco specialises in selling high-end chaseboats and tenders for superyachts, as well as luxury powerboats for day cruising. Based in Monaco, the dealership offers distinguished brands including Maori Yacht, Anvera, and the famous Black Shiver built by Novamarine, globally renowned for its high-quality rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). Alex Treleani, co-founder of SuperTenders Monaco alongside his business partner Alberto Minerva, a former investment banking and longstanding yacht owner/client with a shared passion for the nautical sector, brings well over two decades of maritime expertise to the company. In a recent interview with SuperYacht Times, Alex delved into the company’s origins, its commitment to meeting client needs through a meticulous selection process for the perfect chase boat, and the strategic considerations behind its brand partnerships.Origins and evolution of SuperTenders Monaco: The conversation began with Alex recounting his experiences in 2018 when he established Novamarine's first international sales office in Monaco to expand the brand’s global presence. Although the market
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 | 14:00
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The revolutionary Jeddah Yacht Club, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, has now opened its doors to members. A world class facility tailored to the unique features of its location, the JYC sits at the very heart of the Red Sea’s maritime sector, offering its members the combination of five star luxury on and off the water. Inaugurated in 2021 for the Jeddah Formula 1, the track of which sits to the back of the club, the yacht club is the first of its kind to welcome members in the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia. Thus, Jeddah Yacht Clubis ideally situated to accommodate the growing number of maritime enthusiasts, both within the local population, and the international community that are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time. We sat down with the team to get an insight into what sets the JYC apart, to hear about the program they’ve developed over
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 | 15:45
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One thing that every superyacht captain, builder or broker will tell you, is that the first thing guests notice when they step aboard a superyacht is the feel of the carpet under their feet. The feeling of a truly luxurious carpet is something that cannot be cheated, and it is for this reason that superyacht owners and designers turn to the most talented makers in the world; Tai Ping. Founded in 1956 in British Hong Kong, Tai Ping was established with the goal of developing an industry and providing employment for migrant workers. Since these humble beginnings more than six decades ago, the company has grown into a world-renowned manufacturer, operating on three continents and supplying their handmade carpets to the world’s most luxurious residences, palaces, hotels and of course, superyachts.  We recently sat down with the team behind Tai Ping today, to find out about the evolution of the business and to understand
Tue, 04 Jun 2024 | 10:00
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With the anticipated Mediterranean charter Season officially arriving, Yachting Partners International (YPI), the world-class full-service yacht brokerage with over 50 years of experience, is excited to spotlight the 81.8-metre RoMEA, an exceptional member of its growing charter fleet. This prestigious German-built superyacht is ready to take guests to explore Turkey's sun-drenched cruising grounds. Delivered by the esteemed Abeking & Rasmussen in 2015 and recently refit in 2021, RoMEA is a yacht that stands out from the crowds. Harrison MacManus, Charter Manager of RoMEA, comments: "Within the charter market for an Abeking & Rasmussen build, RoMEA holds a unique and timeless structural build standing her apart from other Northern European luxury yachts.”The sleek exterior lines penned by the iconic British designer Terrence Disdale retain the yacht's traditional character. Meanwhile, the award-winning designer was also responsible for the yacht's stunning high-end interiors, which boast over 180 different types of seamlessly integrated surfaces. Stonework, leather, glass, marble, and
Fri, 31 May 2024 | 14:30
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Tracing its origins back to 1842, the Riva brand began in the picturesque town of Sarnico, nestled on the shores of Lake Iseo. In May 2000, Riva joined the Ferretti Group, which has since restored and elevated the brand to the forefront of the global yachting industry. Today, Riva is recognised as an iconic figure in both the Italian and international yachting sectors, as well as a brand of supreme luxury. SuperYacht Times sat down with Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, to discuss Riva's approach to the large segment of superyacht construction, the brand's evolution over time, and its ability to balance heritage with innovation.Could you elaborate on Riva’s strategic approach to entering the larger segment of superyacht construction? I would say Riva is actually re-entering the superyacht segment, a market we initially explored back in the 1960s. Mr. Carlo Riva undertook significant projects both in Holland and at CRN. At the
Thu, 30 May 2024 | 10:45
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Now that summer is in the air, the urge to step on board a luxury yacht with friends and family and venture across the Mediterranean Sea is stronger than ever. Capable of hosting up to 28 guests across 14 luxurious staterooms, the 83-metre superyacht Emir is the perfect setting for both intimate and large gatherings.Not only does a vacation onboard M/Y Emir make for an unforgettable experience, but it is also your chance to give back to a greater cause. A percentage of the charter proceeds will be dedicated to the India-based Thanal Foundation, an organisation that makes a lasting impact on their nation through community-focused, holistic, and collaborative programs. The goals of the foundation are especially dear to the owner’s heart.  Making a difference  A vacation on board M/Y Emir not only promises an unforgettable experience but also offers a chance to give back to a greater cause. M/Y Emir is available for charter
Wed, 29 May 2024 | 12:00

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SuperTenders Monaco specialises in selling high-end chaseboats and tenders for superyachts, as well as luxury powerboats for day cruising. Based in Monaco, the dealership offers distinguished brands including Maori Yacht, Anvera, and the famous Black Shiver built by Novamarine, globally renowned for its high-quality rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). Alex Treleani, co-founder of SuperTenders Monaco alongside his business partner Alberto Minerva, a former investment banking and longstanding yacht owner/client with a shared passion for the nautical sector, brings well over two decades of maritime expertise to the company. In a recent interview with SuperYacht Times, Alex delved into the company’s origins, its commitment to meeting client needs through a meticulous selection process for the perfect chase boat, and the strategic considerations behind its brand partnerships.Origins and evolution of SuperTenders Monaco: The conversation began with Alex recounting his experiences in 2018 when he established Novamarine's first international sales office in Monaco to expand the brand’s global presence. Although the market
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 | 14:00
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The revolutionary Jeddah Yacht Club, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, has now opened its doors to members. A world class facility tailored to the unique features of its location, the JYC sits at the very heart of the Red Sea’s maritime sector, offering its members the combination of five star luxury on and off the water. Inaugurated in 2021 for the Jeddah Formula 1, the track of which sits to the back of the club, the yacht club is the first of its kind to welcome members in the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia. Thus, Jeddah Yacht Clubis ideally situated to accommodate the growing number of maritime enthusiasts, both within the local population, and the international community that are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time. We sat down with the team to get an insight into what sets the JYC apart, to hear about the program they’ve developed over
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 | 15:45
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One thing that every superyacht captain, builder or broker will tell you, is that the first thing guests notice when they step aboard a superyacht is the feel of the carpet under their feet. The feeling of a truly luxurious carpet is something that cannot be cheated, and it is for this reason that superyacht owners and designers turn to the most talented makers in the world; Tai Ping. Founded in 1956 in British Hong Kong, Tai Ping was established with the goal of developing an industry and providing employment for migrant workers. Since these humble beginnings more than six decades ago, the company has grown into a world-renowned manufacturer, operating on three continents and supplying their handmade carpets to the world’s most luxurious residences, palaces, hotels and of course, superyachts.  We recently sat down with the team behind Tai Ping today, to find out about the evolution of the business and to understand
Tue, 04 Jun 2024 | 10:00
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With the anticipated Mediterranean charter Season officially arriving, Yachting Partners International (YPI), the world-class full-service yacht brokerage with over 50 years of experience, is excited to spotlight the 81.8-metre RoMEA, an exceptional member of its growing charter fleet. This prestigious German-built superyacht is ready to take guests to explore Turkey's sun-drenched cruising grounds. Delivered by the esteemed Abeking & Rasmussen in 2015 and recently refit in 2021, RoMEA is a yacht that stands out from the crowds. Harrison MacManus, Charter Manager of RoMEA, comments: "Within the charter market for an Abeking & Rasmussen build, RoMEA holds a unique and timeless structural build standing her apart from other Northern European luxury yachts.”The sleek exterior lines penned by the iconic British designer Terrence Disdale retain the yacht's traditional character. Meanwhile, the award-winning designer was also responsible for the yacht's stunning high-end interiors, which boast over 180 different types of seamlessly integrated surfaces. Stonework, leather, glass, marble, and
Fri, 31 May 2024 | 14:30
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Tracing its origins back to 1842, the Riva brand began in the picturesque town of Sarnico, nestled on the shores of Lake Iseo. In May 2000, Riva joined the Ferretti Group, which has since restored and elevated the brand to the forefront of the global yachting industry. Today, Riva is recognised as an iconic figure in both the Italian and international yachting sectors, as well as a brand of supreme luxury. SuperYacht Times sat down with Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, to discuss Riva's approach to the large segment of superyacht construction, the brand's evolution over time, and its ability to balance heritage with innovation.Could you elaborate on Riva’s strategic approach to entering the larger segment of superyacht construction? I would say Riva is actually re-entering the superyacht segment, a market we initially explored back in the 1960s. Mr. Carlo Riva undertook significant projects both in Holland and at CRN. At the
Thu, 30 May 2024 | 10:45
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Now that summer is in the air, the urge to step on board a luxury yacht with friends and family and venture across the Mediterranean Sea is stronger than ever. Capable of hosting up to 28 guests across 14 luxurious staterooms, the 83-metre superyacht Emir is the perfect setting for both intimate and large gatherings.Not only does a vacation onboard M/Y Emir make for an unforgettable experience, but it is also your chance to give back to a greater cause. A percentage of the charter proceeds will be dedicated to the India-based Thanal Foundation, an organisation that makes a lasting impact on their nation through community-focused, holistic, and collaborative programs. The goals of the foundation are especially dear to the owner’s heart.  Making a difference  A vacation on board M/Y Emir not only promises an unforgettable experience but also offers a chance to give back to a greater cause. M/Y Emir is available for charter
Wed, 29 May 2024 | 12:00

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Spotted last weekend docked here in Venice, Italy, is the newly delivered superyacht Lady A. Delivered to her owners this March by Benetti, the 67-metre superyacht Lady A boasts a stylish and elegant exterior designed by Cassetta Yacht Designers. Her interior design is the work of Benetti's in-house design team, featuring a variety of woods, including black Macassar Ebony and Curly Maple. Onboard, her accommodation includes a full-beam master suite with a private study and six additional staterooms, comfortably housing up to 14 guests. Cruising under the Cayman Islands flag, Lady A is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512E engines, enabling her to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Earlier this month, the 76.88-metre superyacht Samar was spotted docked here at Port Fòrum, in Barcelona, Spain. Built by Devonport in 2006, Samar features the exterior design of H2 Yacht Design and Nick Meyers, with naval architecture by Laurent Giles and Devonport, and an interior styled by Joe Thome. As one of the largest yachts ever built in the United Kingdom, the motor yacht features a helipad, a spacious spa pool, a sauna, a cinema, a Mini Cooper, and a Bell 407 helicopter, offering guests the opportunity to explore their surroundings from both land and air. Boasting a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, the 2,159 GT superyacht is powered by three Wärtsilä diesel-electric engines, enabling her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top speed of 17 knots
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted recently anchored in Antiparos, Greece, were the 65.25-metre superyacht Adamas V and 32.72-metre sailing yacht Wally B. Originally built by Cantieri Navali Nicolini in 1987 for a member of the Qatari royal family, Adamas V has completed a six-month refit in Perama last year, renewing her original Claudio Zampetti interior and adding a new Jacuzzi. Her exterior was designed by the collaboration between Cantieri Navali Nicolini and Barracuda Yacht Design Ltd. Previously known as Yaakun, the motor yacht is equipped with twin MTU engines which provide her with a top speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.  Ahead of her is the Pendennis sailing yacht Wally B, which recently attended the Cyclades Cup 2024. Built in 1998, the 102 GT yacht was designed by Luca Brenta & Co, featuring a modern aesthetic combined with advanced sailing technology, while her interior, crafted by Lazzarini & Pickering, offers a blend of exposed
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Observed last week departing Spanopoulos Salamina yard, Greece, after drydocking, was the 110-metre superyacht Anna. Launched in 2018 by the Dutch shipyard Feadship, Anna is one of the largest yachts they have constructed. Her naval architecture was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, while her exterior design is the work of Michael Leach Design. The yacht boasts a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, offering amenities such as a swimming pool, a beach club and a large foredeck, that serves as a touch-and-go helipad, which can also be converted into a recreational area for activities like basketball. Named after the owner's daughter, the 4,693 GT superyacht can accommodate up to 16 guests and a crew of 32. Anna uniquely features a diesel-electric propulsion system, a first for Feadship, ensuring efficient and smooth operation. Powered by four Caterpillar engines, she can reach a top speed of 18 knots and cruises comfortably at 14 knots.
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Currently anchored in the waters of Saint-Tropez, is the 84.2-metre superyacht Obsidian, which recently completed maintenance works in La Ciotat. Constructed by Feadship in 2023, her design is the collaborative work of RWD for her exterior and Monk Design along with RWD for her interior. With a hybrid propulsion system, Obsidian operates on a 4.5 MWh battery bank, charged by custom variable speed generators based on Caterpillar C32 engines. This setup enables her to achieve a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, with an extensive range of up to 5,500 nautical miles. Her amenities include an observation lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a beach club with sea access and an Aqua Lounge with underwater views. Featuring a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, Obsidian can comfortably host up to 14 guests in seven staterooms, along with a crew of 27 to ensure an exceptional onboard experience.
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 | 08:00
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Spotted two weeks ago in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera, were the superyachts Plan B and Odessa II, sharing a unique construction story. Both yachts were initially constructed at Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel, formerly known as HDW, and later completed at the Nobiskrug shipyard. They were part of an order for six nearly identical yachts placed before the financial crisis, with Plan B and Odessa II being the only two that were completed. The 73.15-metre superyacht Plan B, launched in 2012, features exterior design by Focus Yacht Design and interiors by Alberto Pinto. She is powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M60 diesel engines, each providing 2,034 horsepower, allowing her to reach a top speed of 17 knots. Her amenities include an extensive health and beauty center with a spa and beach club, a gym and a deck Jacuzzi. Behind her is the 73.8-metre superyacht Odessa II, completed in 2013, also featuring an exterior
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 | 08:00

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Project Toro is the first in a series from Turquoise Yachts based on an in-house engineering platform that offers clients faster delivery times combined with ample opportunity for customisation. Now in the outfitting stage, we travelled to the shipyard in Istanbul to visit the project before her launch later this year. Project Toro began in classic fashion with a charter client looking for a pre-owned yacht to buy. His long-term broker, Simon Ting of SuperYachtsMonaco, marked a potential 60-metre candidate and designers Harrison Eidsgaard were brought in to assess the interior for refit.   After discussions with the client, however, it was felt the yacht wasn’t ticking the right boxes and the focus changed to a new build. Armed with a preliminary exterior and interior design by Harrison Eidsgaard, Ting began the search for a suitable shipyard. “We initially focused on northern Europe, but this was during Covid, slots were scarce and prices were going
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 | 14:15
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When Rob Doyle Design in Kinsale, Ireland, received a call from the largest sloop in the world saying the yacht had lost the tip of its keel off the coast of Peru, the team had to set in motion a repair job from the other side of the world. Mark Small, Technical Director at Rob Doyle Design, recounts how it was done.On 12 May 2022, we received a call from the captain of 77.6-metre M5 saying they had collided with a submerged object while sailing off the coast of Peru. The yacht had slowed significantly, but the impact was nothing like hitting a container. The crew concluded it was probably a freak encounter with a whale.  They undertook a full internal inspection around the keel box, hydraulic locking rams and locking shims. There was no apparent damage to any part of the structure or fittings, so M5 continued sailing into Lima and arrived the
Tue, 02 Apr 2024 | 15:00

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