Boating & Yachting

Oceanic Yachts is an exciting new line of yachts from Cantieri Navale di Ostia – Canados. A range of fast explorer vessels that range from 90 feet to 140 feet. The line is the result of a close...
The renowned Dutch megayacht designers Frank Laupman and Perry van Oossanen, the naval architects behind the 213-foot multiple-award-winning Heesen-built yacht Galactica Star , have teamed up again—...
Graceful , the latest yacht from the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss , will arrive at the end of the year, boasting an indoor pool that measures nearly 50 feet by 10 feet and can be converted to a...
Yann Huort is the official pilot for the Couach shipyard. All new models, both civilian and military, are put into his hands for uncompromising test runs in all weather conditions. The Hornet was no...
In just nine years since its founding, Nisi Yachts has quickly risen to the forefront of the maritime design world, thanks largely to the trademark angular lines of models such as the 2400, which...
Sunreef Yachts has unveiled the design concept for its latest custom megayacht, the 210-foot 210 Power Trimaran . As Sunreef’s first model with three hulls, the vessel is more stable at its cruising...
The Dutch yacht company Moonen Shipyards has teamed up with the all-star designer Nick Mezas to create a series of smaller motor yachts ranging from 59 to 79 feet. The announcement came shortly after...
D-Marin Marinas Group goes full speed ahead with its programs, privileges and network, which make the Doğuş Group company a regional powerhouse in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea...
Every year in late September, the Principality of Monaco—which, at just less than 500 acres, is the world’s second smallest country by area—hosts many of the world’s largest megayachts. This year,...
Zuccon Superyacht Design , the Italian yacht company, showed a 302-foot concept yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show last month with a steel hull and aluminum construction. It offers a change from the...
Cannes, France, home to the famous international film festival, is also the host city for the first major boat show of the European season. At this year’s Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes ( www...
The German shipyard Lürssen —which will deliver the world’s largest privately owned yacht, the 591-foot Azzam , this fall—continues to impress with its newest build. Developed under the project name...
Wajer & Wajer , the Dutch builder of sophisticated weekend cruisers and tenders, has launched its new flagship, the Osprey 38. Whereas the yard’s previous flagship, the Osprey 37, was more of a...

Diane Byrne is a longtime yachting journalist, specializing in the megayacht market; she has covered the industry since 1993. She is the founder and editor of MegayachtNews.com, a daily-updated website devoted to luxury yachts, which has been referenced by Reuters, CBS MarketWatch, Forbes.com, and others. Byrne regularly contributes yachting articles to Robb Report that cover the spectrum from small speedboats to private yachts rivaling the sizes of cruise ships.

In his role as editor of RobbReport.com, Bailey S. Barnard oversees all editorial content for the Robb Report website, weekly eNewsletters, and social media outlets. He previously served as an associate editor at Robb Report, covering the home-electronics, personal-technology, private-aviation, yachting, and craft-brew industries and occasionally writing stories in the automotive, travel, spirits, and dining categories.

The Turkish yacht builder RMK Marine and the acclaimed Italian design firm Hot Labs Yacht & Design have unveiled details on the much-anticipated RMK 5000 Explorer concept. Designed to perform...
Crazy Me is the latest launch from Heesen Yachts , a builder that has made a name for itself by offering a variety of semicustom yachts. From the waterline up to the yacht’s sundeck, and in all of...
Project Niki, which will soon be christened Solandge, has successfully concluded her sea trials, and the new yacht's final delivery is planned for autumn 2013. Solandge is an 80-meter-plus yacht...
The Benetti Ocean Paradise was recently launched at the Benetti Livorno yard. The motor yacht will make its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, from September 25 to 28. Composed of aluminum...
The Italian shipyard Fipa Group, producer of AB Yachts , specializes in open-style, water-jet-powered yachts, and the AB 140 is the most recent example of the brand’s flagship. The AB 140 is capable...
Hodgdon Yachts , the East Boothbay, Maine, shipyard famed for its megayacht tenders, recently took the wraps off its inaugural hybrid-electric-propulsion model. The Onyx 41 features a standard diesel...
The Top Deck 63 is the brainchild of Luiz De Basto, and while it started as a concept project, it is now a series yacht under construction at Spain’s Astondoa shipyard. The first model will debut at...
Oxygène Yachts will present the first AIR 77, a power catamaran with a decisively innovative style and design, at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show. It was the encounter of two men — Frédéric Sarfati on...
The world’s largest yacht builder launched its newest vessel, the Azimut 80. The 80-foot yacht is the brand’s first vessel over 72 feet to be completely designed at its headquarters in Avigliana,...
DeBasto Designs and Hodgdon Shipbuilding today released an innovative design concept, the Onyx 41. A beautiful, stylish design, Onyx is as easy to operate as it is to look at. From touch screen...
The 203-foot Sea Owl , built by Feadship ’s Royal Van Lent shipyard and designed by Andrew Winch, features a head-turning green hull. But the yacht’s detailed interior is jaw dropping. The lucky few...

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