“I TOLD LUCA TO WEIGH EVERYTHING THAT COMES ON BOARD the yacht,” said owner Owen-Jones referencing designer Luca Bassani. “We used titanium screws to hold it all together and I even offered a bonus to the shipyard workers for every pound of weight they could save during the construction process. The boat has a displacement of 50 tons. If you take out the keel and the mast, that figure drops to 18 tons, but if you want me to tell you the weight of the keel I will have to kill you as soon as I have done so, because that’s my big secret."
New Zealand builder McMullen & Wing recently released the renderings and layouts for the partially completed steel expedition yacht Big Star. The custom 164-foot (50-meter) yacht has strong lines reminiscent of her predecessor, Big Fish, but the yard drew on the experience of the first build to improve upon the concepts and design.
The new flagship of Sanlorenzo’s semi-displacement range, Alchemist Too, is the latest hull of the SD122 series. The interior by Minotti features Canaletto flooring, furniture finished in whitened oak and white lacquer and marbles such as Crema Luna and Tobacco Brown.
This year is Ocean Reef Club’s 19th annual Vintage Weekend, a four-day event showcasing classic automobiles, aircraft and yachts. From Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8, members and guests will gather for a variety of activities such as a costume dinner and dance, a yacht hop, a road rally, a beachfront reception and an airshow.
South African builder Southern Wind is hard at work on the third hull of the SW102, a raised-salon version of this sailing-yacht line. This yacht will have a slightly longer hull (it is expected to finish at 104 feet/31.7 meters), in part to make room for a garage capable of holding a 13-foot (4-meter) tender.
Built in Sanlorenzo’s Massa Carrara shipyard, the 151-foot (46-meter) Starling launched this past summer. The fifth hull in the 46 Steel line, Starling is a five-deck steel displacement yacht with an aluminum superstructure and a 3,500-nautical-mile range.