Construction is on schedule at Italy’s CRN shipyard for Riva’s new flagship: the 122-foot (37-meter) Mythos model. She is the builder’s largest yacht to date and its first built completely of light aluminum alloy. Riva’s diversified range spans 12 models between 27 and 122 feet, including open, coupe and flybridge yachts. The Mythos model is [...]
Optimism abounds in the wake of a 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that saw robust attendance and sales figures, and the superyacht community is abuzz in anticipation of what the New Year will bring. Yachts International kicks off 2014 with 50 pages of sensational new luxury yachts in our all-new January/February issue. Read about how—with superb craftsmanship—Palmer Johnson’s sport-superyacht Lady M redefines what it means to be “Made in the USA.” Did you hear about the new Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid’s innovative powertrain that caused a stir at the Monaco Yacht Show? Is she the final word in alternative propulsion technology? You decide. Then, tech expert Shaw McCutcheon takes you on a tour of the “clean, lean and mean” modern superyacht engine room. Take a sail with the owner of the new Wally Cento Magic Carpet3 and learn what makes a sailing yacht go fast. Tour the Ferretti 750 and Darwin 96 in our On Board department. Last but not least, get an owner/designer’s intimate perspective on bringing Asian ambiance to the seven seas with Benetti’s exquisite Ocean Paradise. Pick up a new copy of Yachts International today to get all of this—plus much more!
Making WavesNew Riva Flagship Nears Completion
Your Yacht Your MoneyThe Buyer’s Deposit: Your Options Explained
The majority of yacht purchase offers are tendered with a deposit. As a buyer, you can better protect yourself by understanding who holds this deposit and what might happen to it in the event of a contract breach. At the time a buyer makes a written offer to a yacht owner, the buyer is often [...]
TechnologyKeep Smart Devices Powered Up At Sea
The latest version of the mPowerpad solar charger is ultra fast, expandable and features a unique removable pocket battery pack. Long-range cruisers need no longer worry about keeping their smart devices fully charged. Singapore-based company Third Wave Power Pte. Ltd. recently launched mPowerpad 2—the latest and most advanced addition to its mPowerpad range of portable [...]
Tenders and ToysCool In Camo: Meet the Couach Hornet 1300 Tender
Teams from the Chantier Naval Couach shipyard and designer Franck Reynaud have transformed the French builder’s fast military boat, the Plascoa FIC (Fast Interceptor Craft), into an aggressive, high-tech pleasure boat with an attitude. In a marriage of Couach’s trademark deep-V hull, Rolla propeller system and Arneson drive shaft, the 44-foot (13-meter) Hornet makes a [...]
ElecTechThermal Imaging Cameras Feel The Heat
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show captains event touts the use of thermal imaging cameras to detect fires on board The high-profile fire aboard the catamaran Seafaris in Australia in October brought to the fore the dangers any vessel faces when such incidents occur out of reach of help. The 135-foot (41.1-meter) charter yacht burned to the [...]
Industry NewsCoast Guard Balances Budget Crisis
The ongoing political stalemate in Washington has pushed the Coast Guard into its worst budget crisis in more than two decades, the service’s highest-ranking officer said earlier this year during his annual State of the Coast Guard address.