The Newport Beach, California, office will specialize in yacht brokerage, new construction and retail charter.
The latest of John Staluppi’s signature Bond yachts, Benetti’s 200-foot Diamonds Are Forever lives up to the fame of her predecessors. With a fully custom layout and interior, this yacht is designed with the comfort of charter guests in mind.
Copasetic, at 141 feet (43 meters), was built in 2006 in Canada. She is a proven high-endurance world cruiser combining the character of a commercial research vessel with the luxury of a private yacht. A global range of 8,000 miles enables journeys to remote and exotic locales, all of which can be viewed from the open-air dining on the main aft deck.
Built by Feadship in 2007, Gallant Lady was the first Feadship to include lightweight aircraft materials in the interior construction to ensure efficiency, lighter weight and a shallow draft suited to her owners’ intended cruising area. While the onboard systems boast numerous technologically advanced components, one of the first things you notice are the yacht’s signature windows.
Florida-based Newcastle Shipyard made headlines (and our cover) with the launch of Harbour Island in 2011. This 180-foot (55-meter) yacht is sleeker than her expedition sisters, but she shares their long-range ability and impressive credentials.
Rasselas, a 203-foot (60-meter) De Vries–built Feadship delivered in 2005 has only had two owners and has never been chartered. She boasts a classic mahogany-paneled interior with fine detailing and craftsmanship and traditional John Munford classical style with pillars, niches and cabinetry.
Providing a solution for financial institutions with yachts left on their balance books due to the recent economic shifts, Jupiter, a subsidiary of Italy’s Cerved Group, announces the launch of Second Life Top Yachts. This new platform provides complete, integrated management and resale services for these “orphaned” vessels, ensuring that neither maintenance nor sales opportunities go neglected.
In a surprisingly frank acknowledgement of the impact on yachting of the ongoing worldwide economic troubles, Fraser Yachts CEO Hein Velema wrote in his company’s July/August newsletter: “2012 is turning into a turbulent year with a dramatic decrease in the number of yachts sold in recent months.