The superyacht Tatoosh

November 1st, 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Superyachts, Yacht of the Month

© Seastar357

© Seastar357

Tatoosh is a 303-foot (92 m) private yacht owned by Paul Allen, who also owns the 416-foot (127 m) Octopus. She is now the world’s 43rd largest superyacht. Her homeport is George Town on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.   read more…

The Superyacht Topaz

June 1st, 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Superyachts, Yacht of the Month

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© Michael011172/cc-by-sa-3.0

M/Y Topaz is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Lürssen in Bremen. The yacht’s interior was designed by Terence Disdale Design and the exterior designed by Tim Heywood. The boat was launched in May 2012. Topaz ties with Prince Abdulazizis for the title of world’s sixth largest private yacht, both holding a length of 147 metres (482 ft). The vessel beats the world’s sixth largest private yacht, El Horria, in length by 1.28 metres (4 ft 2 in).   read more…

The megayacht Octopus

September 28th, 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Superyachts

Octopus in Venice © Thorongil

Octopus in Venice © Thorongil

Octopus is a 414 foot (126 m) megayacht owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. Delivered in 2003, it was believed to be the biggest such yacht at the time of its construction. It is currently the world’s 13th largest superyacht, the fifth largest superyacht not owned by a head of state, and the largest expedition yacht.   read more…

Andrey Melnichenko’s mega yacht “A”

July 30th, 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Superyachts, Yacht of the Month

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© blog.luxuryproperty.com

Whilst not fitting the term “Luxury real estate,” in the traditional sense of the word, i.e. on land, the current crop of giga-yachts or mega-yachts certainly fall under my definition of the word. Massive, spectacularly-outfitted floating mansions in fact. Conspicuous over consumption? Absolutely. Insanely expensive? Oh yes. Most of the final prices are carefully kept secret. Either that, or no one actually knows how much they cost. Introducing “A” – the most recent member of the giga-yacht club, and to put things in perspective, the fuel tank is 757,000 liters. Diesel fuel costs around €1.40 per liter currently, so it would cost just over €1 million to fill the fuel tank. $1.4 million US just to fill the tank. That amount of fuel will last 15.5 days at cruising speed. So the cost of building the ship becomes a little academic when the running costs are taken into consideration. I am exaggerating slightly as I have no doubt they are not paying retail for the fuel, but you get the idea. Seeing as the owner also owns one of the largest coal companies in the world, I very much doubt the cost of fuel is an issue.   read more…

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog

April 22nd, 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Superyachts

Royal Yacht Dannebrog in Sønderborg © Erik Christensen/cc-by-sa-3.0

Royal Yacht Dannebrog in Sønderborg © Erik Christensen/cc-by-sa-3.0

Her Danish Majesty’s Yacht Dannebrog (A540) was launched by Queen Alexandrine at Copenhagen in 1931, and commissioned on 26 May 1932. The yacht now serves as the official and private residence for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, the Prince Consort, and members of the Royal Family when they are on official visits overseas and on summer cruises in Danish waters. When at sea, the Royal Yacht also participates in surveillance and sea-rescue services.   read more…

Big Fish, the green long-range expedition yacht

December 7th, 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Superyachts, Yacht of the Month

© www.neilrabinowitz.com

© www.neilrabinowitz.com

Superyacht Big Fish is the first in an advanced series of rugged but luxurious long-range world cruisers built for Aquos Yachts by McMullen & Wing Shipyard in New Zealand.This custom design from Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects is a 45m large volume steel and aluminum explorer motor yacht engineered for remote operation throughout the Pacific. With a 10,000 mile range at 9-10 knots and extensive long term storage onboard she is a unique class of vessel capable of sustaining extended trips for up to three months away from refueling facilities. Fuel efficiency is a key element of her cruising capability. Through extensive water-tank testing her hull shape and plum bow make her super-efficient through the water.   read more…

The SeaDream I and II

November 7th, 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Superyachts, Yacht of the Month

SeaDream II in Pula © Orlovic

SeaDream II in Pula © Orlovic


“It’s yachting, not cruising!”

SeaDream’s twin, luxury mega-yachts “SeaDream I” and “SeaDream II” were designed as prototypes for the ultra-luxury yachting experience. Teak decks, inviting seating and lounging areas with plenty of room to stroll or simply relax and watch the world go by with your favorite libation. With all the comforts of home and more, SeaDream yachts reflect a passion for style, quality and casual perfection.   read more…

Mirabella V, the largest single-masted sailing yacht in the world

October 28th, 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Tall ships, Superyachts

© mirabellayachts.com

© mirabellayachts.com

At an estimated cost of over US$ 50million, she is the largest single-masted yacht ever built and became a reality in May 2004. Mirabella V was launched in November of 2003 and her mast was stepped six weeks later. She proceeded to the Mediterranean in June and completed five weeks charter in her first season. Mirabella V is one of a fleet of super-yachts owned by former Chairman and CEO of the Avis car rental company, Joe Vittoria, and used for luxury private charters.   read more…

The sailing yacht Maltese Falcon

July 11th, 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Tall ships, Superyachts

© symaltesefalcon.com

© symaltesefalcon.com

The Maltese Falcon built by Perini Navi in Tuzla, Turkey is a ship-rigged sailing luxury yacht, commissioned and formerly owned by American venture capitalist Tom Perkins. It is one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in the world at 88 m (289 ft), similar to Royal Huisman’s Athena and Lürssen’s Eos. The home port is Valletta on Malta.   read more…

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