Yachts are, if nothing else, a symbol of great wealth and prosperity, and those who are lucky enough to be the owner of quite huge pockets can afford to keep one. But when mega yachts start docking at different harbours around Hawaii, it is obvious that heads will be turned! Mega yachts are yachts, but which really pack a punch, and can blow your wallet to smithereens. So when VAVA II, a multi-million dollar yacht docked at Honolulu, it made the rounds of the celeb world. This supreme yacht is owned by Ernesto Bertarelli and his wife. And who is he?
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The signs of New Zealand making it to the next America’s Cup are looking quite good after the boss Grant Dalton gave thumbs up in his interview.
The head of the New Zealand team said that they are looking forward for the event and they are also hopeful about the Volvo Ocean Race campaign. He has taken some time for himself to get the funds for the competition for the year 2014/15. The total amount still left to collect is $27 million for the New Zealand team.
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A new design named as the Jet Capsule has been introduced by the Lazzarini Design Studio in Rome. The Jet capsule is, in simple words, a boat that measures 25 feet. The team from Lazzarini Design Studio feels, the 25 feet boat can serve a lot of purposes. From being a tender to a day trip launch it is capable of a lot of things.
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Citadel has launched a new line of exploration yatches that are sure to catch the eye of millionaires. This robustly constructed long-range vessel features an efficient, steel displacement hull with a bulbous bow, active quad-fin stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters and fully protected propellers and rudders. Powered by twin 685-hp Caterpillar C-18B diesel engines, she has a range in excess of 5,000 nautical miles. Her massive 28-foot beam offers over 3,000 square feet of interior living space, with the engine room and lazarette providing an additional 720 square feet.
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A $ 16 billion mega yachts came to the shore of Brisbane to add glamour to the city. At 31 metres long and 15 metres wide, the yacht has a solar surface area of over 537 square metres with 38,000 solar cells.
The 60-tonne vessel will be able to reach speeds of up to 25 kmh. Due to an array of lithium ion batteries, Turanor can sail for up to five nights without direct sunlight.
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Yachting Partners International has staged the second YPI Yacht Builders Seminar at the Monaco Yacht Club.
Following the success of the Feadship reunion last year, the company took the event as an opportunity to introduce those in attendance to FIPA Italiana Yachts. The Italian ship builder has been in operation since the 1970s but has remained a family-run business.
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Yacht builders say the demands of their super-rich customers are becoming increasingly eccentric. Clients demanded two helipads on one yacht, giant room-sized freezer compartments and even recording studios and operating theatres on others. “Nothing is unusual any more,” Mr Breman said. “We see ourselves as part of the entertainment business. We will do anything so long as it is not illegal or nautically questionable,” he added.
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The Netherlands-based Diana Yacht Design has designed a 33.5m yacht named Jericho, which combines luxury and comfort.
The Jericho yacht with steel hull and aluminum superstructure is Diana Yacht Design’s latest project. In an attempt to offer a more elegant shape, the firm has offered more curvature in the profile view.
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From March 31st to April 2nd Coppino Street and the inner basins of Viareggio will host YARE – Yachting After sales & Refit Exhibition, the first international boat show committed to all the services following the purchase of a yacht.
During three days Viareggio will be a hub of the boating industry, thanks to this event aimed to all the industry operators, from builders to brokerage agencies, from designers to suppliers, from registers to marinas.
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This year the European Yacht of the Year Award in the Luxury Cruiser category went to the company with SUCH a brief name, X Yachts, with their new Xc 38. They beat off strong competition from the Contest 57, the Nordship 350, the Sirius 35 and the Sunbeam 42.1.
Managing director Lars Jeppesen accepted the prize on behalf of the company on the first night of the Düsseldorf Boatshow. As usual, the jury for probably the most prestigious yacht-design contest in the world consisted of the managing editors and test experts from eighteen of the leading sailing magazines in Europe.
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