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.
For the 54th year, Fort Lauderdale hosts the largest in-water boat show in the world. Running from October 31 to November 4, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show attracts hundreds of thousands of yachtsmen, fishermen and marine enthusiasts to its six locations that cover more than three million square feet.
From Team for Design’s Enrico Gobbi comes the latest design for Oceanco, the 285-foot (87-meter) Pantheon. Although it is common to have a private or semi-private owner’s area on one of the upper decks aboard a yacht this size, Pantheon includes a suite that stretches over two decks and includes a panoramic viewing area from the “glasshouse” on the top deck.
In summer 2014, Sunrise Yachts will deliver its newest 148-foot (45-meter) build: Project Sunrise. When a North American owner signed with the yard, the yacht was already under construction with only interior outfitting to be completed, which allowed a shorter-than-usual completion time.
Delta’s latest delivery, Invictus, will be a striking addition to the charter market. Named after the spirit of a 19th-century poem by William Ernest Henley, this 217-foot (66-meter) yacht features numerous windows and an extra-wide beam—43 feet (13.1 meters).
Therapy, the eighth in Sanlorenzo’s SD122 series, was recently launched in Viareggio. Built for a Turkish entrepreneur, this four-deck, 122-foot (37.2-meter) yacht is meant to evoke the image of the 1930s trans-Atlantic liners.
The International Jury for the America’s Cup levied multiple penalties on Oracle Team USA for modifications the syndicate made to its AC45 catamarans in 2012. Three members of the American syndicate, headed by software billionaire Larry Ellison, have been excluded from the America’s Cup Finals.
Hurricane Sandy might not have stopped the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but its legacy is having an effect on the show’s scheduling starting in 2015. Show dates will be pushed back a week, starting on the first Thursday in November, in the hope that the delay will help avoid the bad weather the area is sometimes prone to in the fall.
Benetti’s Livorno shipyard saw trouble last week when a 183-foot (56-meter) motoryacht in the final stages of construction caught fire. The yard believed that the problem started with a massive electrical storm in the area that night causing a strong electrical discharge or spark on board.