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Tawera takes the New Zealand Millennium Cup 2016

First time regatta participant 28m 'Tawera' claims overall victory in the New Zealand Cup 2016 with her owners only having bought the yacht one month beforehand.

Owner 
01 Feb 2016

Australia and New Zealand making new build come back

Despite a dearth of orders in recent years Australia and New Zealand’s new build order book is looking increasingly healthier, thanks to the commencement of four new superyacht projects in the last three months.

Fleet 
01 Oct 2014

Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches in September 2014

With MYS taking precedence in September for most yards, few launches took place. The big news was the number of orders announced in September, including two 100m+ projects from Benetti, 112m Project Palo Alto from Luerssen.

Fleet 
01 Oct 2014

Vitters sign 33m Malcolm McKeon sloop

Vitters has signed a new superyacht order for a 33m carbon fibre sloop designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with an interior by Design Unlimited. Built for an experienced owner, project MM33 will deliver in Spring 2016.

Fleet 
23 Sep 2014

The billionaire boom

Based on the growing significance of Asia, specifically China, Asia Pacific editor Ellie Brade spoke with Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, on big ticket spending trends in China, and on what the general spending habits of the world’s wealthiest may

Owner 
19 Sep 2014

Wealth-X report shows number of billionaires hits record high

Following the release of the ‘Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014’ report, which showed record numbers of billionaires, SuperyachtNews.com spoke with CEO Mykolas Rambus on how luxury spending habits may benefit the superyacht

Business 
19 Sep 2014

Yachting Developments sign order for 33.5m Frers sloop

New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments has signed a new order for a 33.5m performance cruising sloop. Designed by Frers Naval Architecture and with an interior by Adam Lay Studi, the yacht will deliver in 2016.

Fleet 
18 Sep 2014

Holland Jachtbouw lay keel for 50m 'Rainbow II'

Holland Jachtbouw has laid the keel for their new build 50m schooner 'Rainbow II'. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, the yacht is being built for the owner of 40m 'Rainbow.'

Fleet 
11 Sep 2014

Two 100m+ orders for Benetti

Benetti has confirmed the sale of not one, but two 100m+ superyacht projects. The new orders trump Benetti's biggest order to date, 90m FB256, which is on schedule to launch in 2015.

Fleet 
11 Sep 2014

Feadship launches 60.35m 'Rock.It'

Feadship has launched 60.35m 'ROCK.IT' (Hull 687). Built for an owner with many years' charter experience, 'ROCK-IT' features design work by Sinot Yacht Design and the Feadship team.

Fleet 
01 Sep 2014

Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches: August 2014

With just weeks to go until the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, August saw plenty of fleet activity. There were several new orders, including a 39.6m Baltic 130 and a 58m Royal Huisman/Dubois collaboration and 88m and 46m orders from new yard Echo Yachts.

Fleet 
30 Aug 2014

New HK office & Asian strategy for SilverYachts

2014 saw SilverYachts open a Hong Kong office to complement their Australian operations. SuperyachtNews.com spoke with the yard's Hong-Kong-based Director of Sales Jona Kan, who gave exclusive insight into the yard's strategy for the Asian region.

Business 
26 Aug 2014

Sunrise Yachts is back

It has been five years since the first Sunrise build, 45m 'Sunrise' (now Africa) launched. Now, Sunrise Yachts has launched the second yacht in their 45m series. Built for a North American client, Project Sunrise (hull 182) will debut at the Monaco Yacht

Fleet 
25 Aug 2014

Marketing yachts in China

Chinese superyacht builder Pride Mega Yachts made headlines this month with the sale by Fraser Yachts of their in-build 88.8m Illusion, which will be the biggest yacht ever built in China on her 2015 launch. SuperyachtNews.com spoke with Director Itay

Business 
15 Aug 2014

51.3m Umbra arrives at Oceania Marine for refit

'Umbra', delivered in 2010 by Damen, has arrived at New Zealand's Oceania Marine for a three month refit that will include a 2m addition to the stern and exterior repaint.

Fleet 
14 Aug 2014

Baltic Yachts signs order for Baltic 130

Baltic Yachts has signed an order for a new 39.6m Baltic 130 superyacht, due for delivery in summer 2016.

Fleet 
13 Aug 2014

New Australian yard to build 84m tri-hull

The newly formed Echo Yachts, founded by a Singaporean family and based in Western Australia, is to build an 84m tri-hull vessel and 46m support vessel. These orders are a significant boost to Australia's new build order book.

Business 
12 Aug 2014

Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches: July 2014

Fleet activity continues apace, and Lurssen in particular had a busy month with the launches of 92.5m Kismet and 104m Quantum Blue and the refit of 68.15m Global.

Fleet 
03 Aug 2014

Superyacht Intelligence mid-year order book review (January-June 2014)

With 2014 over half way through, it is an opportune time to take a brief look back on order book activity and fleet movement between January and June.

Fleet 
25 Jul 2014

Video from The Big Blue in New Zealand

A video interview with the Mayer family, cover stars of issue 13 of The Superyacht Owner, on why they recommend New Zealand as a cruising destination for superyachts.

Owner 
22 Jul 2014

Hall Spars & Rigging and Oceania Marine establish joint service centre in Whangarei, NZ

Oceania Marine and Hall Spars & Rigging have announced that they are partnering to form a service centre to service large sailing yacht rigs at Port Whangeri, New Zealand. The agreement was formally signed on 15 July 2014

Business 
16 Jul 2014

Lurssen completes refit on 'Global'

Lürssen has undertaken a refit on 68.15m M/Y Global (ex Kismet), with work completing at the end June..

Fleet 
07 Jul 2014

Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches: June 2014

As we reach the mid point of the year, there is still a steady flow of launches and deliveries taking place as peak launch season continues. CRN's 73m 'Yalla' was the biggest launch in June, and good news came as a new order for Moonen marked their return

Fleet 
02 Jul 2014

Ten years of Williams Performance Tenders

Celebrating ten years in 2014, Williams Performance Tenders continue to go from strength to strength. SuperyachtNews.com sat down with co-founder John Hornsby to discuss past successes and plans for the future.

Business 
01 Jul 2014

New senior appointments strengthen McMullen & Wing team

A host of new senior appointments have been made by McMullen & Wing to help lead the company in the delivery of their current 50m custom luxury expedition yacht project and several further projects in development.

Business 
23 Jun 2014

ASMEX Interviews: Matthew Johnston of MUIR Windlasses

SuperyachtNews.com sat down with Matthew Johnston, MD of MUIR Windlasses. Fresh from MUIR’s win of ‘Exporter Of The Year’ at the 2014 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export & Superyacht Awards, Johnston discussed the sec

Business 
19 Jun 2014

Admiral Tecnomar launches 44.8m 'Flying Dragon'

Admiral Tecnomar has launched its third yacht of the year, 44.8m 'Flying Dragon', an Admiral Regale 45.

Fleet 
17 Jun 2014

ISA Yachts launch 43.63m 'Silver Wind'

The third launch of 2014 for ISA YAchts was the first ISA 140 model, 43.63m 'Silver Wind'. Launched on 16 June she will deliver to her owner in mid July.

Fleet 
16 Jun 2014

Admiral Tecnomar launches 39.6m 'Low Profile'

On 6 June Admiral Tecnomar launched its second superyacht of 2014, the 39.6m Nadara 40 'Low Profile'...

Fleet 
12 Jun 2014

Bilgin Yachts launches 45m 'Elada'

On 7 June Bilgin Yachts launched the 45m Bilgin 147 'Elada'. The semi-displacement motoryacht features interior design by H2 Design.

Fleet 
12 Jun 2014

Westport sold

Westport Shipyard Inc has been sold to a Louisiana-based investor, and renamed Westport LLC. A statement from the company indicates that it is business as usual and the yard will continue to build yachts in Port Angeles, Westport and Hoquiam...

Business 
07 Jun 2014

Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches: May 2014

As it typically is, May was an extremely busy month for launches, the biggest of which was the 66m Granturisma from ISA. Good news also came in the form of several new orders, including a second 48m SuperSport for Palmer Johnson...

Fleet 
03 Jun 2014

ASMEX Interviews: Stephen Fisher of Rivergate Marina & Shipyard

At the recent AIMEX Superyacht Awards, Stephen Fisher of Rivergate Marina & Shipyard was given the ‘2014 Australian Superyacht Industry Champion’ Award. SuperyachtNews.com sat down with this passionate Australian for an exclusive intervi

Fleet 
27 May 2014

Yachting Developments diversify to offer full new build and refit service

Following a consolidation of staff in early 2013, Yachting Developments has diversified to come out stronger, providing a full service offering for yachts, including refit work, survey work and haul outs, interior fittings and of course new build work.

Business 
26 May 2014

Royal Huisman launch 46.4m Hoek Project 392

Royal Huisman has launched the 46.4m classic pilot ketch Project 392. The yacht was designed by Hoek Yacht Design and with an interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon...

Fleet 
19 May 2014

Heesen Yachts launch 51m 'My Sky'

Heesen Yachts launched 51m 'My Sky' (Hull 16551) on January 31st. Featuring an interior by Erick van Egeraat and naval architecture by Omega Naval Architects, My Sky will deliver to her owners in November 2014...

Fleet 
12 May 2014

McConaghy Boats open NZ office and increase focus on superyachts

McConaghy Boats have opened a New Zealand based office, to be led by former Fitzroy Yachts staff. The company is looking to actively target the superyacht sector and build high performance composite superyachts...

Business 
12 May 2014

Palmer Johnson launch second PJ-170

Palmer Johnson have launched their second 52.4m PJ-170 model, designed throughout by Nuvolari Lenard. She follows 'DB9', which launched in 2010...

Fleet 
06 May 2014

Baltic Yachts launch 33m 'WinWin'

Baltic Yachts have launched 33m 'WinWin' a Baltic 108 model designed by Javier Jaudenes with an interior by Design Unlimited...

Fleet 
06 May 2014

Royal Huisman sign new order

Royal Huisman have confirmed the signing of a new order, designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Little other details are available other than that interestingly it will be a carbon project...

Fleet 
06 May 2014

Southern Spars appoint new Rig Pro management team

Southern Spars has a announced a new management team for their global rig service network. Des Davis will now lead the team, supported by Gavin McPherson...

Business 
06 May 2014

Horizon City Marina due for imminent completion

The Horizon Group is set to open its brand new luxury marina at the upcoming Taiwan International Boat show. The new marina will be able to accommodate yachts up to 40 metres...

Business 
04 May 2014

Experienced project managers launch bespoke management company

Experienced project managers Guy Waddilove and Jim Passmore have launched a new bespoke superyacht management company, 8 Yachts. The business will focus on a small portfolio of just eight yachts to keep service levels high...

Business 
04 May 2014

Horizon Yachts launch 'Carnival Liberty 3'

Horizon Yachts have launched 34m 'Carnival Liberty 3', the second yacht in their RP110 series. The yacht will debut at the upcoming Taiwan International Boat Show...

Fleet 
01 May 2014

Perini Navi Group sell 60m C.2232 ketch

The Perini Navi Group have announced their second order of 2014, selling their 60m ketch spec build C.2232 in collaboration with Fraser Yachts...

Fleet 
01 May 2014

Nautor's Swan sign order for third Swan 115

Nautor's Swan have signed an order for a third Swan 115 for a European owner. This news follows the sale of the second hull earlier in 2014...

Fleet 
29 Apr 2014

Holland Jachtbouw launches 45m 'Heureka' (ex YIII)

Holland Jachtbouw has launched 45m Heureka (ex YIII), a Dixon-designed performance sloop with Rhoades Young interior built for repeat owners...

Fleet 
14 Apr 2014

Fitzroy Yachts launch 37.5m 'Escapade'

Fitzroy Yachts have launched their final project, 37.5m Dubois sloop 'Escapade' (FY17). The yacht will soon be taken to Auckland for completion work...

Fleet 
14 Apr 2014

Christensen Shipyards launch 50m 'D'Natalin IV'

Christensen Shipyards has launched the latest yacht in their Custom Series, 50m 'D'Natalin IV' built for repeat owners.

Fleet 
11 Apr 2014

Farewell to Fitzroy Yachts

Despite the challenges faced by the superyacht builders in the last five years, there have been very few instances where a yard has entirely shut down. Sadly, as of tomorrow, on the launch of 37.5m 'Escapade', New Zealand yard Fitzroy Yachts will do jus

Business 
11 Apr 2014

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