Boating & Yachting

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...
RMK Marine and Hot Lab Yacht & Design will unveil the RMK 5000 Explorer concept vessel at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. There will be two primary variations, the True Luxury Explorer and the...
Vicem Yachts adds an important step to its strategic business expansion with the launch of the Vulcan 35m/118’ Trideck. Since 2012 Vicem has been enlarging its horizons beyond mahogany construction...
The Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept – a unique luxury motor yacht – has cruised past a significant new milestone in its development: the signing off of the final design. The design...
It is tradition for yachts to be christened with a bottle of Champagne, but sometimes owners add a little more to the ceremony. That was the case when the 130-foot Apostrophe launched at Hakvoort...
The 162-foot motor yacht La Pellegrina from French builder Couach sports a top speed of 28 knots...
Designed to visit both the North and South Poles, Le Soléal , the latest ship from Marseilles, France–based Compagnie du Ponant , has just made its maiden voyage, departing from Venice to cruise to...
The American shipbuilder Palmer Johnson launched its new flagship model, the PJ 210, in the form of Lady M this summer. The 210-foot yacht features three decks and the same sleek bow that Palmer...

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