Gamma Yachts announced delivery of 73-foot (22.1-meter) Libertas, the third in its Gamma 20 “mini” superyacht series, to none other than celebrated opera singer Andrea Bocelli.
Editor-at-Large Jill Bobrow sits down with 180-foot Vitters MARIE owner Dr. Ed Bosarge at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.
Sporting a preppy pink button-down shirt and khakis, Charlie Dana zips into Newport Shipyard on his signature scooter. His distinguished silver hair blows back revealing a high patrician forehead, a devilish twinkle in his eyes and a bemused smile. He gives a friendly wave to various and sundry and stops to chat with a few individuals vying for his attention.
Capt. Eric Knott has spent 35 years on the water. A native of England, he followed his father into commercial fishing in the North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel and environs. He is now unofficially leading another generation into a life on or around the salt.
A crewmember on a yacht belonging to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry apparently committed suicide on board Monday while the vessel was docked in Boston, the team said. The club said in a statement that fellow crewmembers were the only other people on board Iroquois, which was at Rowes Wharf near the financial district.
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.
The Reymond Langton–designed Excellence V, from Abeking & Rasmussen, is the latest in a series of yachts Herb Chambers has built. Chambers is all about excellence in life, business and yachting.
One of the 2012 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design & Leadership Awards ceremony’s highlights, was the award for “Business Person of the Year Award.” A well-dressed and enthusiastic audience greeted Dean du Toit, founder of National Marine Suppliers, with a standing ovation as he came to the podium to accept his award.
The AIM Marine Group is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for many of the Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Beach, NY. The neighborhood, located on the westernmost barrier island of Long Island in Nassau County, suffered extensive flooding from Sandy’s storm surge.
Recently, we had the privilege of seatrialing writer Ernest Hemingway’s 38-foot Wheeler Playmate fishing boat Pilar with Jim Moores, founder and president of wooden boat restoration firm Moores Marine. Well, it felt like it, anyway. In reality, we were aboard Elhanor, a 34-foot Playmate built by Wheeler Shipbuilding in Brooklyn, NY, the same year Pilar was built—1933.
Just a year after acquiring Merrill-Stevens and embarking on a two-year renovation of the 127-year-old Miami shipyard, Marlow Acquisitions, led by Marlow Yachts founder and President David Marlow, has purchased the operating and related assets of Hunter, Luhrs and Mainship.
There’s been a change at the helm of Danish Yachts. Patrik von Sydow has been named CEO of the shipyard, located in Skagen, Denmark. A Swedish national, Von Sydow most recently served as CEO of Numarine and has enjoyed a long career in the yachting industry, including holding positions at Sealine and Sunseeker.