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Innovation & Design

Super-Size Supersailer: Dream Symphony


When completed, Dream Symphony is expected to be the largest private sailing yacht in the world. In 2006, an innovative 289-foot (88-meter) Perini Navi sailing yacht created enormous media buzz. Touted as the largest privately owned sailing yacht in the world, she dazzled onlookers in ports far and wide. Now, The Maltese Falcon will be […]

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Industry News

BoatUS unveils annual list of popular boat names


It might not be as highly anticipated as the Social Security Administration’s release of the top 10 baby names around the country, but perhaps that depends on whether you’re having babies or buying boats. BoatUS recently released its 24th annual Top Ten Boat Names List. “We’ve had indicators that a boater who names their boat […]

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  • Events

    Going once, going twice…


    Mecum Auctions will hold its first yacht auction May 2-3 at the Miami Beach Marina in South Beach. Well known for their televised automobile auctions, this will be the company’s first strictly yacht auction. A Mecum spokesperson indicated that early feedback has been positive and the auction will include a Hatteras 130′, a Brooke 116′, […]

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  • New Launch

    Westport launches its third vessel of 2014


    Westport Shipyard recently launched Hull #12 of the Donald Starkey/William Garden-designed 50-meter series at its Port Angeles shipyard, making this the third launch of a scheduled eight launches for the manufacturer in 2014. “We are very proud to be delivering [our] 12th 50-meter,” said Mark Masciarotte, Westport’s director of sales. The 50-meter is Westport’s flagship, […]

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  • News and Launches

    CRN announces new 77-meter letter of intent


    On the heels of recent orders for a 68-meter and two SuperConero 44-meters, CRN reports another signed letter of intent for the construction of a 77-meter destined for the Middle East. After launching its flagship 80-meter Chopi Chopi at the last Monaco Yacht Show, CRN, part of the Ferretti Group will produce the new 77-meter […]

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