• Gulf Craft Highlights the UAE’s Top Adventure...

    Dubai is becoming increasingly recognized as one of the world’s rapidly emerging international yachting destinations, thanks to its world-class maritime facilities, its position as a global travel transit hub and its rich maritime heritage. For marine adventure enthusiasts interested in exploring the pristine waters of the Emirates, Gulf Craft, a leading boat and yacht manufacturer, has highlighted the UAE’s top yachting destinations to consider for a captivating sea experience with family and friends this Eid.


  • Automotive Mogul’s luxury yacht is an all-...

    Purchasing a superyacht is not only a considerable investment but also a huge commitment – it must be properly taken care of, just like a luxury vehicle. Plus, even millionaires who own yachts that were custom-built to their exact specifications hardly get to enjoy them. It would be a shame for such beauties to stay unused for such long periods of time, and chartering can be a solution, as long the vessels are adapted to meet certain requirements.


  • Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship Delivered to...

    The first of the new luxury expedition cruise ships, the SH Minerva, was delivered to her owners and has begun a positioning voyage to Antarctica before her maiden voyage later this month. The ship also represents the relaunch of one of the oldest brand names in the educational and expedition cruise market.


  • Google billionaire Larry Paige’s former yacht got...

    Similar to Steven Spielberg’s former superyacht, Seven Seas, Larry Paige’s Senses luxury yacht was a famous vessel known for its impressive silhouette and design. Built in 1999 by the German Fr. Schweers Shipyard, the 194-foot (59 meters) boat featured a luxurious interior styling by renowned designer Philippe Starck.

  • Meyer completes transfer of new AIDA Cruise Ship

    Meyer Werft completed the transfer of its 115th cruise ship from the building facility in Papenburg, Germany to Eemshaven in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 23. The challenging 25-mile journey, known as the conveyance, lasts approximately 18 hours requiring the massive cruise ship to fit through several narrow passages and a lock as it travels along the Ems river.


  • How the UAE could be home to floating shopping...

    Dubai-based Aqua Pod recently unveiled a mobile expanding fully self-sustained floating lounge and a marine e-commerce smart application – and has now set its sights on creating mobile floating shopping malls, residential communities and even cities.


  • Soneva in Aqua launches new series of rare on-...

    Soneva in Aqua, the ultra-luxury yacht that sails from the Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani luxury eco-resorts in the Maldives, has launched a series of exciting new on-board experiences, both above and below the waves.



Four Seasons Brand Launches New Luxury Yacht Cruise Line

Plans were announced to launch a Four Seasons branded yacht cruise line as the latest effort in the expanded ultra-luxury segment of the cruise industry. Fincantieri will build the new ultra-luxury vessel which is due to begin operations at the end of 2025 as the start of Four Seasons Yachts.


Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015 Highlights

Presented by Boat International Media, the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015 is a social gathering of superyacht owners from around the world focusing on sailors and motor superyacht owners. Montenegro stands out as a leading destination for superyachts, the Rendezvous event reflects the success of the similar Rendezvous in Monaco organized by Yacht Club Monaco.


Fine Dining, Cocktails and What a View!

Since 1984, World Yacht has been one of New York City’s premiere high-end cruise companies, with a fleet of four dining yachts. Each passenger is warmly welcomed and treated like a star, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic dinner to celebrate an anniversary, or your name is Billy Joel (or Macklemore).


Johnson Yachts preparing launch of 108' superyacht

Jeffrey W. Stanley of Gilman Yachts in Fort Lauderdale has sent us this image of a brand new 108' Johnson project, which has now left the build hall and was moved into the test tank at Johnson yachts in Kaohsiung Taiwan.


Sunseeker sells four 131 superyachts

Sunseeker International has released new CGI images of the new 131 Yacht currently under production. The new yacht is based upon the highly successful 40 metre yacht, and she is set to launch in early 2016. Sunseeker also announced that the first four yachts in the new range have already been sold.


Some Thoughts on Yachts

While Nice is the most substantial of Riviera cities, Antibes (just half an hour west of Nice) is smaller and cuter.