Jill Bobrow, Editor-At-Large, Yachts International
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.
Oceanco has hit the record books twice in the last month with two historic launches
On October 1st, Oceanco launched its 384-foot/ 117-meter motoryacht—the largest yacht to date from Oceanco and the largest yacht from any shipyard in the Netherlands.
Abeking & Rasmussen has a lot of diversity in its order book
The month of October marks Abeking & Rasmussen’s 114th birthday.
Baglietto sells third T52 — 52 meter displacement yacht
Baglietto has sold the third unit of its T52 model prior to the first hull’s completion.
The owners of Heesen’s 50-meter steel Project Oslo24 chose a hybrid propulsion system
Heesen’s new 50-meter steel motoryacht, code-named Project Oslo24, has officially begun construction.
Shinkai, the 180ft/55m ice- classed explorer designed by Vitruvius Yachts, will carry a 3 passenger submersible
Shinkai, the new 180-foot /55-meter explorer vessel designed by Philippe Briand’s Vitruvius Yachts studio was recently transferred from Feadship’s construction hall in Aalsmeer to the builder’s outside dock for final outfitting ahead of her sea trials.
The 79-foot/24-meter Zattera— an idea by Renzo Piano and Olav Selvaag with design by Nauta is under construction at Castagnola Yacht
The new 24-meter Zattera that is currently under construction at Castagnola Yacht in Lavagna, Italy began with an idea from Renzo Piano and Olav Selvaag.
SCREEN – 70— a new superyacht concept designed by Frank Neubelt Yacht Design in cooperation with the German Yacht Couture agency
SCREEN – 70 is a fully defined superyacht platform designed by naval architect Frank Neubelt, principal of Frank Neubelt Yacht Design (FNYD).
The 146-foot sailing yacht, Path, built by Baltic Yachts, is a high performance, multi-role super-cruiser deigned by Judel/Vroliik
The Baltic 146, Path, was commissioned by an experienced yachtsman with a specific vision of what he wanted in his new yacht.
VIDEOWORKS UNVEILED ITS NEW POP-UP SPEAKER AT MONACO YACHT SHOW
Videoworks presented an exclusive preview of its "Pop Up Speaker,"an audio innovation for external areas.
DeBasto Designs presented a new “Fastback” 230ft /70m motoryacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show
Inspired by the unique design of fastback cars, Luiz DeBasto’s new 70- meter yacht concept features similar sporty lines. DeBasto explains: A fastback car has lines that run from the roof of the car all the way down to the rear bumper.
The hull turning of Royal Huisman’s 151-foot performance cruiser is a milestone in the build process
The lightweight construction of the 151-foot (46-meter) performance cruiser—Royal Huisman’s Project 405 aka Reichel / Pugh - Nauta 151—employs the shipyard’s new “Featherlight” method which combines the best of both worlds: performance and comfort.
Water Revolution Foundation introduces the ‘Sustainable Yacht Design Taskforce’ at the Monaco Yacht
This week at the Monaco Yacht Show, Water Revolution Foundation is introducing its collaboration with yacht designers specifically on sustainability via the Water Revolution Foundation’s collaborative platform.
New Zeelander 5 project reveals new seductive styling
Zeelander’s new 48-foot motor yacht is expected to hit the water in mid-2022.
Newly transformed Hurricane Hole Marina in the Bahamas is set to welcome yachts in 2022
With a dramatically expanded perimeter and the first fixed T-docks installed, the magnificently re-imagined marina readies to welcome yachts before year’s end.
Baglietto’s DOM 133 series designed by Stefano Inglese Vafiadis is proving wildly popular
Baglietto has sold four units in the Stefano Inglese Vafiadis-designed DOM 133 series in a matter of a few short weeks. The shipyard started building this line on speculation and it is proving very popular.
Sanlorenzo touts several new innovations on its 2021 models: SD118, SL90A, and the SL120A
Sanlorenzo has developed three new models: in its Semi-displacement series there is the SD118, and in the Asymmetric series —SL90A, and the SL120A
CdM launches the Darwin 115—the largest in its class— with exterior by Hydro Tec and interior by Nauta Design
“We are very glad that this experienced Owner decided to entrust us to build his Darwin and proud for the confidence he has placed in our team,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and sales and Marketing Director at CdM.
NEXT Yacht Group —new branding and a new company structure for Maiora, AB Yachts and CBI Navi
NEXT Yacht Group, as the name suggests, has been established with an eye to the future, going beyond conventional paradigms to offer its own vision of excellence and a different, innovative interpretation of Luxury Lifestyle.
FUTUR-E THE ECO-SUSTAINABLE BOAT CONCEPT BY CENTROSTILE DESIGN THAT FLIES ON THE WAVES
FUTURE-E synthesizes the nautical, aeronautical and automotive industries to create a vehicle that flies on the waves supported by four foils with maximum sustainability.
ISA Yachts launches Zeffiro— a new 130-foot power catamaran
ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, launches Zeffiro a new innovative 130-foot power catamaran.
Step inside Hot Lab’s recently completed interior of new 135-foot/ 41-meter motor yacht Fifty Five built by Yildiz Gemi in Turkey
Hot Lab, a Milan-based design studio recently completed a custom project on motor yacht, Fifty Five.
New Mangusta 104 REV designed by Lobanov Design will be delivered to an American Client!
Kitson Yachts announced the sale and delivery of the 104-foot /31.8 meter Mangusta REV yacht to an American client.
New Burger 50 Cruiser with naval architecture by Vripack and interior by DeBasto Designs has been completed and can be seen at the upcoming Newport International Boat Show and the Trawlerfest Baltimore
Burger Boat Company has completed construction on its newest yacht, the Burger 50 Cruiser — a powerful and luxurious aluminum cruiser developed in conjunction with Vripack Naval Architects interior by DeBasto Design.
LUSBEN CONCLUDES ITS MAJOR REFIT OF SUPERYACHT "FAR FAR AWAY" BUILT BY INACE SHIPYARD
M/Y "FFA", superyacht designed by Inace Yachts and delivered to her owner in 2012 underwent a major refit at the Lusben yard in Italy with work commencing in November, 2019.
Monaco Yacht Show is fine tuning its brand new Covid-safe format dedicated to superyacht end users
With a little over a month to go before the opening of the 2021 edition, the Monaco Yacht Show is fine-tuning its brand-new format dedicated to superyacht end users.
Need a new backgammon set to jazz up your yacht? Check the latest offering from Sabrina Monte-Carlo
Sabrina Monte-Carlo, based in Monaco, offers services for superyachts, residences, private aircraft, and luxury offices that range from interior design to in-house production of custom furniture, furnishings, and textiles and much more.
Columbus Yachts presents the two new yachts from its Atlantique line designed by Hot Lab from 121 feet to 180 feet (37 to 55 meters)
Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, presents the two new yachts from its Atlantique line ranging from 121 feet to 180 feet (37 to 55 meters).
The 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is on track to take place October 27th-31st
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Informa Markets have announced the return of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be taking place October 27th – 31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.
Amels’ HERE COMES THE SUN has been successfully launched following a large scale rebuild
A year after arriving at Amels and Damen Yachting shipyard in the Netherlands, the Amels refit HERE COMES THE SUN has been successfully launched following a large scale rebuild.
Alia’s 180-foot/ 55-meter motoryacht Al Waab II designed by Vripack will be making its world debut in late September
The new 180-foot /55-meter Al Waab II is Alia’s first superyacht to be launched from the new 2205-ton/ 2,000-tonne capacity ship lift, part of a wider investment by the Antalya Free Zone into its yacht building infrastructure that includes bigger cranes and travel lifts as well as new hangars for superyacht construction and refit projects.
The new Mangusta Oceano 44—a glass villa afloat— features two infinity swimming pools
The new, Mangusta Oceano 44 developed jointly by the Group's Engineering department and designer Alberto Mancini, who designed both her exterior and interior, this ultra-modern sea loft is a perfect blend of glass, charm and audacity.
Royal Huisman launched PHI —its new 192ft /58.5m motoryacht — by far the longest motoryacht in the below 500GT category, based on current Classification rules
PHI features sensuous lines designed by Cor D. Rover, who based the general concept, exterior design and interior layout on many in-depth conversations with the owner over a period of years.
Tecnomar, a brand within The Italian Sea Group, delivers its new EVO120
EVO120 is a sporty high-performance yacht with an avant-garde design.
The team at Amels and Damen Yachting has delivered the Amels 200 Moonstone with exterior design by Tim Heywood and a custom interior by Luxury Projects
Moonstone, with exterior design by Tim Heywood and a custom interior by Luxury Projects, is the second yacht to be delivered from the Amels 200 Limited Editions design features exterior design by Tim Heywood and a custom interior by Luxury Projects.
The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis saw 140 paddleboarders and 50 boats brave the Gulf Stream to raise money for the Piper’s Angels Foundation— Team Seakeepers’ Dick Seidenspinner took part
On Sunday, June 27th, 2021, the International SeaKeepers Society participated in The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis, a long-distance endurance paddle challenge that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland.
Lürssen’s Project 13800, a custom 184-foot/56-meter motoryacht, will be making its world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September
Lürssen revealed that they will be displaying the latest delivery from the yard at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. Project 13800 will be delivered during this summer and will have her world debut at the show.
Heesen’s Project Akira with exterior styling by Frank Laupman and interior by Harrison Eisdgaard is proceeding on schedule
Heesen’s 187-foot (57-meter) Project Akira’s design and engineering work is proceeding on schedule.
Baglietto who announces the signature of a new order for a T52 171ft yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design
Baglietto signed a new 171-foot/52-meter with a Francesco Paszkowski Design both for the exterior and the interior, the latter in collaboration with Margherita Casprini.
Maiora and AB Yachts launched 7 yachts in just two months— several of which will be debuting at the upcoming boat shows in Cannes, Genoa, and Monaco
Maiora, the FIPA group's brand of large-volume flybridge yachts, two 99-foot (30-meter) models —a Maiora 30 Walkaround and a Maiora 30 Convertible —are already cruising the seas.
Codecasa 58m / 190ft–with interior design by M2Atelier—will reach speeds of 21 knots
Codecasa is building a 190-foot (58-meter) motoryacht “on spec’. Hull C127 will feature a fast displacement hull (typical of navy ships), optimized with the best techniques currently available to reach and exceed the threshold of 20 knots.