The West Indies island of St. Kitts was formerly known as St. Christophe Island. Now St. Christophe’s name graces the island’s scenic southeast area, named Christophe Harbor. That is where for the past few years, a group of investors has dreamed and planned a 2,500-acre real estate sort with a superyacht marina.
The AIM Marine Group, now six magazines strong and comprising several of the world’s most important boat shows, including the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, hosted a raucous party aboard the South Beach Lady to celebrate its first anniversary in February.
Skies were gray and it was drizzling, but even the chilly rain could not dampen spirits at the Rossinavi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, on February 11, 2013. That day, the yard’s 600-ton travel lift gently laid Vellmarì, its 156-foot (48-meter) Ketos series yacht, into the water.
A charter vacation aboard Penny Mae in Croatia will teach you a little something about the country’s history and its terroir.
At the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami, Italian yachtbuilder Sanlorenzo announced the arrival of a new CEO, Fulvio Dodich. We sat down with Dodich, a former high-level Ferretti executive, to discuss his new role, alongside a former competitor, Sanlorenzo founder and majority shareholder Massimo Perroti.
The Delta-built Triton, a well-traveled 163-foot expedition vessel, is being auctioned off at Nielsen Baumont Marine in San Diego, Ca., on April 5, 2013. At the time of her launch in 2004, Triton was the largest composite yacht built in the United States.
Custom yachtbuilder Logos Marine Ltd. has launched the first 110-foot-6-inch (33.7-meter) power catamaran Quaranta, christened SuperMaran, for Curvelle. Curvelle’s founder and CEO Luuk van Zanten assembled an A-list team to bring his dream to fruition.
The future looked bright for the yachting business after the recent Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which lined Collins Avenue with one of the biggest fleets in its 25-year history. Exhibitors of everything from motoryachts to water toys to bottom paint gave the show glowing reviews.
Tropical Storm Andrea arrived before the official start of hurricane season. Enormous waves sank the Sean Seymour II, leaving the three men stranded in raging seas. The Coast Guard never received their call for help, and it was by chance that rescue chopper on its way to answer another mayday spotted them.
At the US winter shows, the boating industry puts its best foot forward. Between Miami and Palm Beach, the region hosts no fewer than five major boat shows. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, and related Strictly Sail, run February 14 to 18. These three shows mark the debut of dozens of new models and showcase hundreds of craft, from small center consoles to megayachts.
Three marinas near Antigua’s English and Falmouth Harbors welcomed 95 charter yachts for the annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show in December. Motor and sailing yachts from 58 to 229 feet competed for about 300 industry professionals’ attention.
A boat lover from a young age, this superstar and prolific designer usually lives on a boat or near the water where he can easily hop onto one of seven craft of all persuasions that he owns. Surprisingly, though the ocean is central to his life, he has only designed a handful of boats and yachts to date.
This 71-foot catamaran by designer Christian Grande may well be the yacht world’s response to the slow-food movement. It celebrates going slow and making time to enjoy nature and family. Nothing will escape guests on board this boat. Even the floor is put to good use to showcase the elements.
Hull No. 1 of Ferretti Yachts’ exciting new flagship—the Ferretti 960—launches later this year. With design by Studio Zuccon International Project and Ferretti’s engineering department, Ferretti’s largest planing yacht to date sports aggressive lines, bright interiors, a full-beam ondeck master stateroom and four lower-deck guest cabins.
The 144-foot (44-meter) Green Voyager is a high-stakes project. Launched with fanfare at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show, it attracted lots of attention with its fresh styling by Axis Yacht Design and ambitious environmental goals. It was the first project of this size to try and achieve the RINA Green Star Plus designation.
Apparently, it is possible to be pretty big (in this case about 188 feet 4 inches long by 33 feet 10 inches wide) and stay sleek. This aluminum yacht (an advanced and ready-to-build concept) was born on the computer screen of designer Francesco Paszkowski who, of late, has collaborated with the Dutch builder on a couple of interior designs.
This is not your father’s inflatable. When Pirelli first sold boats, they were popular, easy to use and hard working. Early in its history, Pirelli ventured outside of the industrial world into motorsports and even fashion. Naturally, when it revisited the boating sector with its new line of PZero tenders, style had to be part of the mix.
The 262-foot CRN 80M marks a milestone for Zuccon International Project as the studio’s biggest yacht so far. The studio designed the yacht’s internal layout and defined its outer profile, and focused maintaining ties with the shipyard’s long history and tradition.
The launch of a new yacht is always a big event. But the launch of Chopi Chopi at CRN in Ancona, Italy, on January 12, 2013 was bigger than most. At 262 feet 3 inches and 2,400 tons, Chopi Chopi is very big, but she also is the largest yacht yet to be built by CRN, the largest yacht to be built on Italy’s Adriatic coast and one of the largest yachts launched in Italy to date.
The Azimut 84 flybridge yacht is debuting at the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach this year. Achille Salvagni, a reputed Italian designer, created the Azimut 84’s appealing interior, which is offered in four predetermined design schemes, each with variants in style and color.
This year Hargrave Yachts took a leap by bringing to the market models designed to appeal to a new breed of owners. The Hargrave 125 with its contemporary design and all-American layout got our attention and, best of all, that of potential yacht owners.