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  • $100-million 82-metre Saddam's megayacht...

    Basrah Breeze was built in 1981 by Danish shipyard Helsingor Vaerft for then president of Iraq Saddam Hussein and was launched as Qadissiyat Saddam (the name is a reference to a 7th century battle in which Arabs triumphed over Persia).  The yacht's current captain - Hussein Ghazi Khalifa said the cost of yacht at that time was $25 million, but now it would cost approximately $100 million to build such a superyacht.

  • 60-metre CRN yacht Constance wins at the World...

    CRN wins the prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2018 with 60-metre motor yacht Constance, receiving the Voyager’s Award for the most spectacular cruising itinerary created in 2017. Organized by the editorial group Boat International Media in the elegant Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the event celebrates the excellence of the nautical world, involving owners and personalities of international yachting.  

  • 98-metre yacht Aviva wins Special Judges´ Award...

    Abeking & Rasmussen’s superyacht Aviva is a winner at this year´s World Superyacht Awards which took place on May 19, in Florence. The judges dedicated the famous Neptune Statue in the form of a Judges´ Special Award for this very special yacht.

  • 33-metre 110’ Dolcevita by Riva Yachts debuts at...

    On the waves and on the track, Riva continues to write the history of the nautical world, leaving a never-ending wake of emotions. The latest masterpiece is the magnificent new Riva 110’ Dolcevita, which debuted at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the occasion of the Grand Prix Historique.

  • Superyacht Maker, Pride Mega Yachts Chooses Sea...

    Today Sea Hawk, the world's leading premium nautical coating brand, announced superyacht ILLUSION PLUS, Asia’s largest superyacht at 88.5-meters built by Pride Mega Yachts, was launched in Yantai, China coated with a Sea Hawk Antifouling System consisting of TUFF STUFF high-build epoxy primer combined with Cukote antifouling paint. Pride Mega Yachts are world-class expert yacht manufacturers with a reputation for employing only the most advanced technologies to construct luxury yachts that are next to none in quality, which includes premium hull coatings from Sea Hawk Paints to ensure extreme hull protection in the harshest environments. Delivering the maximum antifouling protection available in fresh, brackish and salt water, Cukote employs Sea Hawk proprietary PL3 technology for controlled release antifouling properties over multiple sailing seasons and is Lloyd’s Register certified, a testament of Sea Hawk’s premium quality.

  • 40-metre superyacht Viatoris launched by Conrad...

    After development period and a building time of two years, the Conrad C133 named Viatoris, will be not only the largest yacht to-date for the Conrad Shipyard, but also the largest luxury motoryacht ever built in Poland. Following sea trials, Viatoris will be handed over to her owner before the summer season, after which she will be premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.

  • 57-metre superyacht O’Mathilde launched by Golden...

    Following the recent 85-metre O'Ptasia launch in Greece, the Greek yard Golden Yachts has launched its new 57-metre motor yacht O’Mathilde.  This tri-deck yacht is built from steel hull and aluminium superstructure and boasts interior design by Studio Vafiadis.

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Fincantieri Delivers MSC Seaview

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri delivered the newly constructed cruise ship MSC Seaview to owner MSC Cruises during a ceremony Monday in Monfalcone.

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Gulf Craft Strengthens Their Team for Growth

Gulf Craft has appointed Gregory Yeakle to be their new Chief Executive Officer. One of the world’s largest luxury ship builders, Gulf Craft is based in the United Arab Emirates. The group has grown into a leading global business over the course of the past 37 years. He succeeds Erwin Bamps who held the position for the past 4 years and has now moved on to a new role as advisor to the board for international matters.

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77-metre SeaXplorer 77 with a pair of customized Airbus helicopters

Palm Beach International Boat show was the occasion for the Dutch yacht builder Damen, parent company to superyacht builder Amels, to reveal that they began the construction of its 77-metre SeaXplorer 77 project. New SeaXplorer, as well as Damen Yacht Support Vessels series will be built at the Damen's facility Vlissingen East which they used to build military vessels. She can be described like this : two helicopters, two helidecks, two hangars, dive and submersible centre, high autonomy and capability!
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