Jill has enjoyed an extensive career in yachting journalism and in the marine industry. She was previously the Founding Editor of Boat International USA and Editor-in-Chief of ShowBoats International. She is a partner in and Editorial Director of Concepts Publishing Inc. and has co-authored more than 20 coffee table books; including Turquoise Reflections (Turquoise Yachts); Built by Oceanco; S/Y Marie; The Bucket Book, 25 Years of Megayacht Racing; Classic Sailing Yachts, and Outrageous Yachts. She has been on the Board of the International Superyacht Society since 2011 and has served on the Honorary Board of the Award Committee for International Seakeepers Society. Jill lives in land locked Vermont, but does manage to get to the water often.
Distinguished by its straight bow, the new 57Steel is an ambitious project, the result of intense research carried out by the shipyard and Studio Zuccon International Project.
Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin Yachts’ flagship 263ft/80m Tatiana is the first of the three yachts in their Bilgin 263 series.
Emerging from the yard in Aalsmeer this week for final finishing and sea trials is the newest member of the Feadship fleet.
Piredda & Partners, a new and youthful Italian yacht design firm, believes its 361-foot (110-meter) concept M/Y NOW marks the beginning of the next generation superyacht.
Journey to the deepest point on the planet in the most high-tech submarine ever built.
Bermuda Tourism Authority and Visit Lauderdale will pair their nautical strengths in a new partnership designed to elevate both destinations’ desirable yachting lifestyle.
Following the sale of the second DOM 133, last week, Baglietto’s new order is for an aluminum fast OPEN yacht, with interior and exterior designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design.
Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing is undergoing a redesign being Developed by Sterling Global Financial. The debut is slated for Q4 2021.
Falcon Yachts has commenced construction on its Legacy line with a 131ft (40m) yacht designed by Turin’s Quartostile studio.
Custom Line launched its second Navetta 30 on Wednesday, March 24th at Ferretti Group’s Superyacht Yard in Ancona.
KAIROS represents a first-time collaboration between renowned design studio Pininfarina and large custom yacht builder Oceanco, with technical design and engineering development provided by Lateral Naval Architects.
TWINS is a collaborative project by Gill Schmid Design and Dörries Yachts— a 220ft (70m) mothership and her ‘twin’ a 220ft (70m) support vessel.
The Multi 70 Maserati helmed by Giovanni Soldini along with five other crew, including Yacht Club de Monaco Vice-President Pierre Casiraghi, set the Wally Monaco / Saint-Tropez sailing speed record.
The Aegir 2.0, a wind-powered trimaran designed by TDoS, is an upgraded version of the Aegir, which was launched in 2019.
After working closely with event organizer Informa Markets on enhanced safety measures for all participants, the City of West Palm Beach has granted final approval to the event permit for the 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS)
Built for an experienced yachtsman, the 308-foot (94-meter) Project 817 is seen leaving the Feadship yard in Kaag for the first time.
The Informa Group, owner of the Monaco Yacht Show, is working closely with the yachting industry on redesigning the event to promote the superyacht lifestyle to a new set of wealthy clients.
In today’s world, technology permeates everything.
PEBBLE— A new 140-meter yacht concept by Netherlands -based Van Geest Design takes its inspiration the pebbles we might collect from a beach or a riverbed.
Morgana, the new 100-foot custom sloop by Southern Wind, arrived in La Spezia, Italy, after a maiden voyage of more than 7,000 nautical miles from the southern tip of Africa to the Mediterranean.
Ultimate Catamarans (UC) a new company located in Bonn, Germany, has developed a new four-deck Spaceline 100 Hybrid.
With almost 50 years of collective experience in the superyacht charter sector, founding partners Neil Hornsby and Amanda Armstrong launched Yomira in the last quarter of 2020 to offer a highly bespoke consultancy approach to charters, with the 360º client journey at its heart.
Columbus Yachts, brand of Palumbo Superyachts, launched and completed the first sea trials of the new 164-foot (50-meter) Sport M/Y K2 at the Ancona shipyard.
Blue Jeans, as the name suggests, will at heart be a casual boat designed to kick back and enjoy long days of relaxation on the sea with friends and family.
If a university offered an elective course called “Superyacht Industry 101,” then, the newly published book, The Superyacht Industry by Marcela de Kern Royer would definitely be required reading. Monaco-based industry professional, Royer has put together an expert tome on the topic.
Turkish shipyard Dunya Yachts has announced a contract to complete the construction of the 180-foot (55m) explorer M/Y Ulucitcan with an interior by Winch Design. The project is due to be completed in 2023.
The next Dusseldorf Boat Show is scheduled January 22 to 30 January 2022
Rossinavi recently launched its flagship, the 230-foot (70-meter) Polaris, a superyacht capable of navigating in the extreme ice conditions of polar regions.
Wolfgang Ludes, principal of the studio, says the design concept was inspired by the classic ocean liners of the 1920’s.
Gulf Craft’s flagship Majesty175, successfully completed her maiden sea trial. The yacht, which is due for delivery later this year, was sold to a prominent UAE businessman.
Starting in February, 2021, on the Chinese New Year, it will be the Year of the Ox, an animal which has a special resonance both for Heesen Yachts and for its home town of Oss, which is Dutch for ‘ox.’
The team at Amels and Damen Yachting has marked the start of 2021 with the delivery of the Amels 242 Synthesis. The 242-foot (74-meter) Amels Limited Editions design departed the Damen Yachting Vlissingen City shipyard in the Netherlands on January 4th.
Launched in October, the Custom Line Navetta 30 marks a new chapter in the brand’s evolution. At 93-feet (28.43m) in length and with a beam of 24-feet (7.3 m) Navetta 30 reflects a collaboration between the Product Strategy Department led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
The majority stakeholder of Baglietto—the Gavio family—has announced its strategy for relaunching historic yacht brand.
Burger Boat Company has released its newest yacht concept, the Burger 120 Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht.
Germany-based superyacht builder, Lürssen, among many companies in the yachting industry, is undertaking joint activities with environmental organizations to reduce environmental pollution.
The Hood 57, Classic Express yacht, built by Lyman-Morse was launched in October 2020. Chris Hood developed the yacht’s original design and concept and brought in Stephens Waring Yacht Design and then brought the project to Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company in Maine.
Triton achieved a new milestone with the delivery of the first ever 6-person acrylic-hulled submersible certified to 3,281ft/ 1,000m, featuring the world’s largest transparent, spherical passenger compartment, providing a 360⁰ window to the ocean outside.