As we near the half way point of 2013, May was a bumper month that saw a huge number of launches take place. These included the landmark Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) 65m Galactica Star from Heesen Yachts.

- On 15 May the 32m Horizon RP105 superyacht Agora successfully completed her first sea trial in Kaohsiung Harbour. Read more here

Blue Papillon
- Royal Huisman launched 43.31m performance sloop Blue Papillon, designed by German Frers and Rhoades Young. Read more here.

Cacos V – Admiral Tecnomar launched Cacos V, a 40m aluminum yacht from the semi-displacement Impero line. She is the first Admiral motor yacht launched since the brand was acquired by Tecnomar in 2011. Read more here.

- The 15th in Amels Limited Editions line, the 55m Engelberg, has been christened at Amels shipyard in Vlissingen. Read more here.

Galactica Sta
r - Heesen Yachts launched their landmark 65m superyacht, Galactica Star. The vessel features an innovative Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Read more here. She later completed sea trials. Read more here.

Inukshuk -
Baltic Yachts launched the German Frers designed 32.64m high performance sloop Inukshuk has been launched. The yacht features an interior by Adam Lay. Read more here.

Lady Candy
– Benetti launched 55m Lady Candy. The steel and aluminium superyacht is based on the Benetti 55m platform, but the interior layout and exterior styling have been thoroughly revised by Central Yacht, headed up by owner’s representative Captain Paul Brackley. Read more here.

Lady Genyr - CRN launched the 43m Lady Genyr. She is the eighth hull in the composite Navetta 43 range to be launched by the Italian yard. Read more here.

Lady M - Palmer Johnson launched its biggest project to date, 64m Lady M on 11 May. The superyacht has been designed throughout by Nuvolari Lenard. Read more here.

Liliya – Sanlorenzo launches the fast 40m aluminium yacht, Liliya. She is characterised by her gull wing-swing doors of the pilot house in the style of iconic sports cars designs. Read more here.

- Baglietto launched 44m Monokini in La Spezia on 4 May. She is the third hull in Baglietto's fast 44m line, and the first yacht to launch since the yard's return to the market. Read more here.

Moonen 100 - Moonen Shipyards launched the long distance explorer Moonen 100, a robust exhibition-style vessel. Read more here.

Navetta 33 - Ferretti Custom Line has delivered the eighth superyacht in its Navetta 33 range to her Eastern European owner. Read more here.

Pershing 115 - Pershing announced the technical launch of the tenth hull of its flagship 35.37m Pershing 115 model. Read more here.

Seahawk - The Perini Navi Group has launched and stepped the mast of 60m ketch Seahawk (C.2193), the first yacht in their new generation 60m series, from their Viareggio shipyard. Read more here

Starling - Sanlorenzo launched 46m ‘steel giant’ Starling, the fifth motoryacht of the Sanlorenzo 46 Steel Line. Read more here.

Westport 164 - Westport has confirmed the launch of Hull 11 of their 50m series, built for a repeat Westport client. Read more here.

Fleet News

Progress Reports

44m BvB - Bloemsma Van Breemen is close to completing the build of a 44-metre motoryacht. She comes from the design boards of Pieter Beeldsnijder and features first-class naval architecture by Vripack. Read more here.

Canados 106 – The Canados 106 is on schedule for a summer launch. The middle sister of three in the Canados yacht line in terms of length has exciting new design aspects. Read more here.

– 82m Graceful is on course for 2013 delivery at Blohm+Voss. The fully custom steel and aluminium yacht is making excellent progress, says her owner's rep. Read more here.

Perini 70m
– The first hull in Perini's 70m series has been turned. The sailing yacht will be the second largest in the Perini fleet after the Maltese Falcon. Read more here.

New Orders

Admiral 45m
– Admiral Tecnomar announced the sale of a new build ‘Admiral Regale 45 WJ', due for delivery in 2014. Read more here.

Pink Gin VI
- Baltic Yachts starts construction on Pink Gin VI. The 54m sailing yacht is the sixth built for her owner by Baltic, which this year celebrates 40 years of business. Read more here.


Magic Carpet3
- The brand new WallyCento, 30m Magic Carpet3, began her racing career in style at the Gaastra Palmavela regatta (Mallorca, 1-5 May), just two weeks after her delivery. Read more here.

Mangusta 108 - The thirtieth Mangusta 108 has been launched by the Overmarine Group. Her official delivery took place privately at the Group’s dock in Viareggio in the presence of an excited and proud owner, and the the yard owners, management and staff. Read more here.


Titan Marine – Kiwi yard Titan Marine is now offering full service refit work, and has a 58m motoryacht in for a major refit. Read more here.

Brokerage Round Up

1 – 7 May
- One sale completed, five new central agencies announced, four price reductions made and one yacht withdrawn from the market. Read more here.

8 – 13 May  - Four sales completed, six new central agencies announced, nine price reductions made and one yacht withdrawn from the market. Read more here.

14 – 21 May
- Two sales completed, four new central agencies announced, and eight price reductions made. Read more here.

22 – 28 May
- Three sales completed, eight new central agencies announced, and eight price reductions made. Read more here.

For fleet news, check in daily to The above news pieces are just a selection of the fleet activity this month, with full reports of the launches this year appearing on  We cover fleet activity in more detail within the Superyacht Intelligence Fleet Update section of The Superyacht Report, which covers delivered yachts and yachts under build at all stages of their progress.
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