Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Video About The Dutch Luxury Yacht Industry

This video takes a look at the Dutch superyacht industry

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The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 26 Tatoosh

Originally built for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw, Tatoosh was built at Rendsburg in Germany by Nobiskrug and completed in June 2000.[2] Design and Construction by Kusch Yachts.[3] She was purchased by Paul Allen in 2001 at a reported cost of $100 million

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 46 NAHLIN


Lady Yule ordered three small private cruise ships in 1929 from John Brown & Company, Clydebank with Nahlin being the first built. In 1934 Nahlin was classified as one of the biggest private cruise yachts ever built in the U.K. In 1936 Nahlin was chartered by King Edward VIII and used by him and Mrs. Wallis Simpson during their love affair. The yacht was bought in 1937 by King Carol of Romania for £120,000 and renamed Luceafarul,[1] and later Libertatea.
She was owned by the Romanian Ministry of Culture under order no. 3041[citation needed], and in service as a charter yacht, a sailing museum of yacht building and development[citation needed] as well as a floating restaurant on the river Danube.
After the Romanian revolution the yacht was sold to a privatised company and in 1999 Nahlin returned to British waters and today is registered in her home port of Glasgow. You can read the full article here

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 29 Alfa Nero







ALFA NERO was launched to universal acclaim in 2007. She sailed off with every important award including Boat International's interior and exterior yacht of the year, Showboats' best yacht over 75 metres and Yachts International's most innovative yacht over 40 metres. In simple terms she was the finest new yacht in the world..

The upper deck is given over to the owner's residence. The aft deck includes settees that flank a skylight. The sky-lounge and dining room are surrounded with wenge panels and what has come to be known as the "golf ball" wall. Scalloped panels are covered in white lacquer with a mother-of-pearl look, giving the walls a textured effect reminiscent of abstract, flattened golf balls. The wall covering enlarges the room's appearance and sets the mood to that of a European nightclub even in the light of day. The swimming pool on the main deck converts to a heli pad which is one of the most innovative things seen on any yacht in the past.
You can read more about the yacht and buy it or charter it here

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 30 Ice

This is the latest in our series of the biggest yachts in the world. This was once called Air but has been renamed as Ice and as you can see from the video it really is a stunning boat. You can also see some great photos of Ice here.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heavy Seas - Video Of Yachts At Sea IN huge waves

We feature tons of videos of yachts on this site and they are normally some of the most beautiful yachts in the world sailing on flat seas but I wanted to share some footage today that shows just how rough the seas can get out there sometimes and how dangerous it is for superyachts. These waves in the open seas show some crazy conditions.

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Lürssen Yachts - Superyacht Video - Polar Star



POLAR STAR - "A yacht built for pleasure, yes, but above all other considerations a vessel intended for self-sufficiency during extended voyaging on the high seas."

A visitor comes away with one overwhelming impression: that this vessel was designed and built by the best in the business for an experienced owner with no doubt about how he wanted the completed boat to look and feel to those fortunate enough to work or cruise aboard her.

Lürssen Yachts - Superyacht Video - Polar Star



POLAR STAR - "A yacht built for pleasure, yes, but above all other considerations a vessel intended for self-sufficiency during extended voyaging on the high seas."

A visitor comes away with one overwhelming impression: that this vessel was designed and built by the best in the business for an experienced owner with no doubt about how he wanted the completed boat to look and feel to those fortunate enough to work or cruise aboard her.

Dmitry Medvedev Buys Sirius Superyacht


Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (Russian: Дми́трий Анато́льевич Медве́дев, tr. Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev, IPA: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ɐnɐˈtolʲjɪvʲɪtɕ mʲɪˈdvʲedʲɪf] ( listen); born 14 September 1965) is the third and current President of the Russian Federation, inaugurated on 7 May 2008. He won the presidential election held on 2 March 2008 with 71.25% of the popular vote.
Medvedev was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government on 14 November 2005. Formerly Vladimir Putin's Chief of Presidential Staff, he was also the Chairman of Gazprom's board of directors, a post he had held for the second time since the year 2000. Medvedev's candidacy was backed by then President Vladimir Putin.[3]
On 10 December 2007, he was informally endorsed as a candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections by the largest Russian political party, United Russia and several pro-presidential parties, and officially endorsed by United Russia on 17 December 2007. A technocrat and political appointee, Medvedev had never held elective office before 2008. As President, Medvedev has made economic modernisation one of his top agendas.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Formula 1 Kimi Raikkonen Star Falls Off Superyacht Monaco

Thi is a video of the famous Formula 1 winner in what appears to be a holiday on a yacht sipping beer and getting a little tipsy. He then appears to slip on the superyacht and fall down and hit the deck. Not one of Kimi Raikkonen's best moments...

As a sports-hungry 11 year-old, Kimi Raikkonen’s youthful enthusiasm for karting quickly developed into his chosen career. The young Finn swiftly stamped his authority on the local opposition before making his mark in international events. Surprisingly, he never won a karting title, but his early racing days singled him out as a future star.

In 2000 - ten years after he had first got behind the wheel of a kart - Raikkonen made the switch to single-seaters. Choosing the UK Formula Renault series as his springboard, the previously title-less driver took the championship with seven wins, 316 points and six pole positions. Indeed, the Finn was so dominant that year, several Formula One teams, convinced of his raw talent, began to court him.

Sauber were the first to make a concrete offer and after a successful three-day test, Raikkonen landed a race drive with the Swiss squad for 2001. Given that he had only 23 single-seater race starts to his name, many questioned Peter Sauber’s confidence, but from the outset Raikkonen’s pace and consistency blew such criticisms out of the water. He ended his first Formula One season with nine championship points - and the admiration of much of the paddock, including, most notably, Ron Dennis.
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Formula 1 Kimi Raikkonen Star Falls Off Superyacht Monaco

Thi is a video of the famous Formula 1 winner in what appears to be a holiday on a yacht sipping beer and getting a little tipsy. He then appears to slip on the superyacht and fall down and hit the deck. Not one of Kimi Raikkonen's best moments...

As a sports-hungry 11 year-old, Kimi Raikkonen’s youthful enthusiasm for karting quickly developed into his chosen career. The young Finn swiftly stamped his authority on the local opposition before making his mark in international events. Surprisingly, he never won a karting title, but his early racing days singled him out as a future star.

In 2000 - ten years after he had first got behind the wheel of a kart - Raikkonen made the switch to single-seaters. Choosing the UK Formula Renault series as his springboard, the previously title-less driver took the championship with seven wins, 316 points and six pole positions. Indeed, the Finn was so dominant that year, several Formula One teams, convinced of his raw talent, began to court him.

Sauber were the first to make a concrete offer and after a successful three-day test, Raikkonen landed a race drive with the Swiss squad for 2001. Given that he had only 23 single-seater race starts to his name, many questioned Peter Sauber’s confidence, but from the outset Raikkonen’s pace and consistency blew such criticisms out of the water. He ended his first Formula One season with nine championship points - and the admiration of much of the paddock, including, most notably, Ron Dennis.

Superyacht Crash Video

If there is one thing that you don't want to see when you are on one of the biggest yachts in the world it is 2 superyachts crashing in to each other on a video. Have a look here at this action and see what you think...

Superyacht Crash Video

If there is one thing that you don't want to see when you are on one of the biggest yachts in the world it is 2 superyachts crashing in to each other on a video. Have a look here at this action and see what you think...

Monday, January 24, 2011

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 38 BASRAH BREEZE


Basra Breeze, the luxury yacht that once belonged to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, arrives back in Iraqi waters.

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 38 Alfa Nera


The Roman emperor Nero got a lot of bad press – some say unjustifiably so. When Rome burned, Nero was said to be playing the lyre. But Nero did take the opportunity to rebuild Rome in a more grandiose and stylish way. In a parallel fashion, the commissioning brief for Alfa Nero was the chance to look afresh at what a Mediterranean yacht could be.

The results have had yacht spotters – and, no doubt, the guests of Alfa Nero – in rapture ever since.

To say that the new approaches that Dutch shipbuilder Oceanco and Monaco-based designer Dan Lenard have incorporated into this superb 83-meter (269-foot) vessel have won immense admiration would be an understatement. Alfa Nero has garnered awards in Europe, the US and even Asia for a style that cuts through the white boat wedding cakes of the Mediterranean.

Setting aside traditional large motor-yacht design templates, they have come up with an utterly streamlined concept to realize the owner’s vision of closely linking the lives of those on board with the placid waters of the Mediterranean Sea that he loves so much

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 39


Information on the superyacht owner, country, price, designer etc:-
The Emirate of Qatar is home to a growing yacht fleet that includes the recently delivered Al
Mirqab (No. 8), a shadow vessel, and two sisterships built by Oceanco. The A Group and
Jean-Pierre Fantini created Constellation’s minimalist interior. Twin 20-cylinder 10,000 hp
MTU engines and ample fuel reserves allow the yacht to cruise 5,000 nm at 20 knots.

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 41 STARGATE


OceAnco designs and builds large luxury superyachts, employing the very highest standards of engineering, planning and craftsmanship, and allied to the most modern facilities.

Since changing ownership in 2002, OceAnco has strengthened its name within the superyacht community by launching a quartet of the world’s finest luxury yachts. The 62.6m (205.40ft) Lady Lola and 60m (197ft) Alfa Four were both recognized as the crème de la crème of the yachting world when they were launched respectively in 2002 and 2004. During summer 2005, OceAnco enhanced its reputation with the deliveries of Dilbar (66m/217ft) and Lady Christina (62m/204ft). Though distinct in appearance, each yacht reflects an innovative spirit of design and world-class construction. All have been built to the highest Lloyd’s and MCA standards at OceAnco’s Alblasserdam shipyard in The Netherlands.

OceAnco is currently building a Nuvolari & Lenard-designed 80m (262.48ft) superyacht, yard code Y701, scheduled for delivery in February 2007. Another Nuvolari & Lenard 82m (269ft) design, Y702, is being finished right beside the Sam Sorgiovanni 75.5m (248ft). They will respectively be delivered in summer 2007 and in spring 2008.

The Y704 (85.47m/278.85ft) has already started construction and engineering is well under way for four other OceAnco superyachts of 85m (278.85ft), 88m (288.75ft), 92m (301.85ft) and 100m (328.10ft).

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 42 Amevi


According to Forbes magazine, Amevi is the 34th largest yacht in the world.[citation needed] It is 80.00 m (262.47 ft) long, with a moulded beam of 14.20 m (46.6 ft). The draft of Amevi is 3.90 m (12.8 ft) and its gross tonnage is 2,310 gross tons. The yacht has twin MTU 16V 595 TE70 engines with total power of 9,100 hp, allowing the yacht to reach a maximum speed of 18.5 knots. Its cruising speed is around 14 knots.
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The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 43 BOADICEA


Delivered in 1999 by Amels, yacht BOADICEA offers superb facilities for entertaining and long distance cruising.

An elegant Terence Disdale interior incorporates accommodation for up to 12 guests in 5 doubles and 2 twin cabins plus a limited number of staff (upon request).

The living areas are numerous including 2 salons, an observation lounge, 2 formal dining areas and a breakfast bar gallery. Each area is cleverly divided up into cosy rooms, creating an intimate atmosphere despite being on a yacht of over 70 meters in length. An authentic cinema with 14 seats and a stage together with vast deck areas, including a beautiful tiled swimming pool (with jet stream) on the sundeck, complete the picture.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 44 PRINCESS MARIANA




Main characteristics Type -
Length 78.59m (257'10")
Beam 14.40m (47'03")
Draft 4.50m (14'09")
Hull Steel
Engines Deutz V12M SB 628 MWMs
Generators 0KW Caterpillar x2
2 x 0KW Caterpillar
Speeds 15.5 (cruising)
Range 7000 nautical miles
Fuel capacity 397998.00 ltr

Accommodation Cabins 5 double ; 1 single; - triple
Guests 12
Crew 26

Equipment Special features Jacuzzi
Stabilizer

Construction Built/Refit 2003/2006
Builder Royal Denship
Naval designer Espen Oeino
Interior designer François Zuretti
Classification Lloyds & MCA
Flag Cayman Islands

Destinations & Prices Cruising area & charter price Summer
Western Mediterranean
€650,000/High week
€650,000/Low week
Winter
Caribbean
$650,000/High week
$650,000/Low week

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 45 Delphine


So you like going out on the water, and you have about $70 million kicking around, what are you going to do? You are going to purchase the SS Delphine steam yacht, the last surviving beauty of the 20s era luxury boats.

Sure you could get a modern yacht, but would it have a music salon, a smoking room, a telegraph machine and an interior designed by Tiffany and Co.? Ya, we both know it wouldn’t, which is why the SS Delphine Steam Yacht is worth the investment.

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 46 Danneborg


Her Danish Majesty's Yacht Dannebrog (A540) (Danish: KDM Dannebrog) 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 HM The Queen of Denmark, HRH 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.

The Dannebrog, named after the flag of Denmark, was built in 1931–1932 at the Naval Dockyard in Copenhagen. She replaced the previous royal vessel, an 1879 paddle steamer, also called Dannebrog. The yacht has dual functions: it is primarily the Royal Yacht during peacetime; it can become a hospital ship during emergency alerts or war.

The ship’s hull is a riveted steel construction on transverse frames. The ship has a clipper stem and an elliptic stern. Viewed from the side, the ship may be divided into two sections. In front of the funnel there is space for the crew, any cargo, and the engine. At the rear is the Royal Apartment. This could accommodate patients if ever the yacht were used as a hospital. During visits to Danish and foreign ports the covered quarterdeck is used for receptions.

The Royal accommodation comprises studies for HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort, a dining salon, a lounge, the bedroom, etc. HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort have taken a personal interest in fitting out the vessel and the choice of furnishings. The Royal Apartment contains furniture and fittings from the previous 1879 Royal vessel.

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog is an independent command, administered by the Chief of HM The Queen’s Naval Household, who is a member of the Royal Household. The crew of the Dannebrog comprises 9 officers, 7 sergeants, and 36 enlisted able-seamen - all have been hand-picked from the Navy. The officers are normally seconded for periods of two to four years, whereas the able-seamen stay for just one summer.

Since it was commissioned in 1932, the yacht has travelled more than 300,000 nautical miles (600,000 km) and visited most of the ports of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. The yacht has also visited European ports, especially in France and cruised the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Seas.

A major overhaul was carried out in 1980/81 to extend the life of the yacht beyond the turn of the century. Having now passed that point, the 75-year-old yacht is still in excellent condition, with major improvements including replacement of the yacht's main engines. Read the full article on Linkedin here

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 47 Tueq



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The superyacht Tueq is owned by Prince Salman bin Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the Sudairi Seven, a son of Ibn Saud and Hassa bint Ahmad Al-Sudairi. Born on 31st Of December 1939, he currently serves as the Governor of Riyadh, a position he has held since 1962. Prince Salman is reported to arbitrate disputes among the members of the royal family which, along with the governorship of Saudi Arabia's capital city, and a reputation for fairness and competence, has propelled him to be amongst the Kingdom's most powerful royals. He is also known as the owner of Asharq Al-Awsat, a leading Arabic international newspaper.

In 1962, Prince Salman became the influential Governor of Riyadh Region, which takes its name from Saudi Arabia’s capital city. During that time, he has supervised and encouraged the expansive growth of the city from a mid-sized town into a major urban metropolis. On a larger stage, Prince Salman has also served as an important liaison to develop tourism, capital projects, and foreign investment inside his country. Salman is known to favor strong political and economic ties to the West, but is also a staunch supporter of poor Muslim nations like Somalia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and more recently, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 48 Samar


SAMAR’s other exceptional features include a very spacious main saloon and dining room with huge windows and 3 meter high head height deck heads. There is a covered bridge deck bar and dining area with 16 fixed chrome and leather chairs encircling the round bar. Both the chairs and the counter can be adjusted to the right height for bar/buffet or formal dining.

Another great feature is an interior layout which has a guest elevator through all four deck levels. There are also two separate service lifts for the crew. A full-fitted gymnasium, steam room and both hot and cold pools on the upper deck are also notable.

She provides a wet dock in the aft garage for a 33’’ CrisCraft ridged hulled tender and there are four further tenders onboard. The helipad is designed to house a Bell 407 helicopter with refueling facilities, three Jet Skis and a MINI Cooper cabriolet.

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 49 MAD SUMMER

This is the latest in our series of superyacht videos making up the top 50. You can see number 50 in the list or skip ahead to number 48 here.

Launched by Lürssen in 2008 to a barrage of superlatives from the yachting press, this superyacht was designed by the fabled Espen Øino, with an interior by Alberto Pinto. She was built to entertain a large number of guests with plenty of space for different saloons, dining and relaxation areas. The dedicated spa area expands onto a large fold-down sea terrace which allows the guests to go from a swim to the sauna, on to massage treatments and to the hammam and inside/outside gym activities, all in a matter of seconds. She has an array of special features including a very large owner’s deck with its own Jacuzzi and sunbathing areas, and a helipad which also incorporates a fuelling station. Madsummer was a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards in 2009, and features in the 2010 edition of The Superyachts book. Her asking price was €135 million and Robert Moran concludes, “It’s great news for the industry that the most expensive boat on the market is now sold.”

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 50 MONTKAJ

This is number 50 in our list of the biggest yachts in the world and this one is a real stunner with some amazing lines and this video shows you what MONTKAJ superyacht looks like from a distance...

You can read more about the yacht here

Friday, January 21, 2011

Helicopters Landing On Superyachts

Amazing footage of a very small helicopter landing on what is not a very big yacht. It looks like a smaller than 50m yacht. The skill of the pilot here is very impressive and it shows that there are many ways of getting on to a Superyacht

How To Get A Job As A Private Chef


There are millions of chefs all over the world but very few ever cook outside their own country or get to travel the world. There is a wonderful way of getting a job as a chef that lets you travel the world, earn great money and live rent free and that is to get a job as a chef on a Private yacht or Superyacht.

Travel the world


You will board a boat for your first job in any port around the world and from there you will set off and travel on the superyacht to every corner of the globe. Many people pay thousands to travel but when working on a boat you will travel the world for free, eat great food and see all the sights!

Live Rent free


There won't be any expensive hotels or high rents for you as a private chef and instead you will be living in a floating palace with all the best food and facilities to keep you happy. Imagine getting a dream job as a superyacht chef living rent free!

Earn $10,000 per month


You'll probably start off earning about $4000 a month that is totally tax free and when you take in to consideration that all your rent is paid for and you don't have to pay for things like food or travel that is a lot of money that you are going to be able to save in no time at all.

If you think all of this sounds like something you would want to try you should read this post about getting a dream job on a superyacht.

The Top 5 Biggest Yachts In The World

We have lots of videos and great photos on the site but we wanted to compile a list of the 5 biggest yachts in the world with a series of videos to show them off. There is no doubt that the boats on this list belong to the richest people in the world. The owners of these boats come from all over the world including the USA and Russia and won't have to worry about ever doing another days work in their lives at this rate and can spend the rest of their days on these floating superyacht palaces...

Pelorus



Rising Sun



Octopus



Superyacht A



Dubai Yacht


Thursday, January 20, 2011

What Size Yacht Does Mark Zuckerber Have?

You would think with the size of Facebook and the huge amount of wealth that Mark Zuckerberg has gathered up (well over 10 billion) that he would be able to buy himself a huge yacht but that is just not the case.

Paul Allen Microsoft


One company that is actually linked with facebook is Microsoft and one of their founders Paul Allen could show Zuckerberg a thing or two about spending money on a superyacht.

Larry Ellison Cisco


Another huge tech genius and Billionaire with a Yacht is Larry Ellison. He owns this beauty called Rising Sun.


So what do you all think? Do you not think it is time that the world's youngest billionaire went out and spent a little of his hard earned cash on a great big yacht?

Princess Marianna - Superyacht Video






Sun Deck:
The sun deck level features a helicopter pad aft. Forward is a wet bar, large seating area and
huge sunpads surrounding an oversized Jacuzzi. There is also a dedicated bathroom on this
level.
Party Deck:
The party deck is aptly named and can be accessed via internal or external stairs, or the elevator.
All the way aft is an octagon shaped pool with extensive seating and incredible views of the
surrounding area. Adjacent to the pool are sunpads and additional seating. Forward to both
port and starboard are large bars complete with BBQ grills. Continuing forward to port and
starboard are mirror-image seating areas with tables, glass enclosures and flat screen televisions.
To starboard are two heads for servicing this level.

10 Of The Best Superyacht Blogs, Websites And Resources


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Superyacht Rising Sun - Video

Many sites has reported this to be the ‘world’s largest yacht’, but it’s actually the second largest in the world according to The World’s 100 Largest Yachts – 2005. But anyway, this yacht is enormous!

Rising Sun was meant to be only 120 meters long, but at some point, Larry changed his mind and decided that it should be 138 meters instead. And even though it’s not officially stated anywhere, it’s because he wanted to have a bigger boat than Paul Allen of Microsoft’s Octopus, 128 meters.

The boat is built by Lürssen in Bremen, Germany, and is constructed by Jon Bannenberg, and has a total living space of 8 000 square meters – quite impressive, or what do you say? And why is the boat in Stockholm? Well, Larry Ellison is fond of sailing, and owns the american team for Americas cup, which takes place in Sweden between August 23 to September 3 2005. Larry Ellison will come and watch the competition for a couple of days, and wanted a nice place to stay at… Hehe

Some other facts about Larrys yacht The Rising Sun:

Length: 452.75ft (138 m) long
Cruising speed: 28 knots
Four diesels giving an output of 48 000 horsepower.
Production cost: US$200+ (In fact, it’s for sale.)
Total living space: 8 000 square meters.
Huge inside swimming pool
Extensive wine cellar
A cinema
Basketball court that doubles as a helicopter pad
Suites for 16 guests
82 rooms on five storeys
Space for private submarine

Larry Ellison is the ninth richest man in the world and founder and CEO of Oracle. He’s worth around $18 billion, so he can afford to have a boat of this magnituted – even if it costs over $13 million each year to just maintain it…

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Superyacht Ice Video And Photos

This stunning superyacht which used to be called Air was built in 2005 and is one of the most stunning boats that you will ever see on the water. In this short video you will see her motiring around. A stunning superyacht video...

Superyachts in St Tropez - Video And Photos

One of the biggest centers for superyachts in the world is St Tropez where all the biggest boats come to in the summer months. This short video shows some of the boatds as they dock. Mega Yachts.

Saint-Tropez (Sant Tropetz in Occitan) is a town, 104 km to the east of Marseille, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. It is also the principal town in the canton of Saint-Tropez.
It is located on the French Riviera, and it is known today for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests. It has been dubbed the 'playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires', and it is most-enduringly known as the place the iconic Brigitte Bardot "discovered" and for its role in the liberation of southern France during World War II.
Saint-Tropez has had a varied history. It was a fifteenth-century military stronghold, an unassuming fishing village at the beginning of the twentieth century, and the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II (as part of Operation Dragoon). After the war, it became an internationally-known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. In latter years, it has been a resort for the European and American jet set and the inevitable hordes of tourists in search of a little Provençal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting.
The inhabitants of Saint-Tropez are called Tropéziens[1], and the town is familiarly called "St-Trop".

Full article on St tropez here

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pelorus Superyacht Video - Roman Abramovich


Original article and more information on Wikipedia here
elorus (from the Greek word ¨pelorios¨, meaning ¨vast¨) is the world's sixteenth largest luxury yacht at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length. It was built at the Lürssen yard in Bremen, Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003.
It was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year. Abramovich had it refitted to his own requirements by Blohm & Voss. This included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilizers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern. Abramovich also owned Ecstasea, and gave away Le Grand Bleu to friend Eugene Shvidler.
Pelorus is powered by two 5,500-hp Wärtsilä 12v 26 engines, which will do a maximum 19 knots but often cruises between 12 to 14 knots. Details about the interiors are scant, as Abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security conscious.
The yacht has a number of tenders on board and a garage full of 'toys', including jet skis and wave runners. A full time crew of up to 46 people lives aboard all year long, and a large security contingent comes and leaves with the family.
Pelorus will often be found cruising around the Western Mediterranean during the summers and commonly ventures down through the Suez for the winters.
In 2005 Abramovich lent Pelorus to Frank Lampard and John Terry for two weeks as a bonus for being the two best players at his English football club Chelsea F.C. the previous season. After John Terry married his fiancee Toni Poole at Blenheim Palace on 15 June 2007, they had a two-week honeymoon on Pelorus in the Mediterranean.[1]

Maltese Falcon Superyacht Sailing Boat - Video


Original article here
Damon Roberts of Insensys, Ltd. was responsible for designing and manufacturing the DynaRig sail system of The Maltese Falcon in the Tuzla shipyard, Turkey. The design, testing and manufacturing of the system was completed over a three year period. All aspects of the system were incorporated and tested to ensure that the design and finite element analysis matched the actual loads whilst sailing.
The DynaRig owes its origin to work done in the 1960s by Wilhelm Prölss; at the time he believed the system could provide additional propulsion for ships. The DynaRig is effectively a square rig, the mast is freestanding and the yards are connected rigidly to the mast. In this case each mast supports six yards. The yards, unlike a conventional square rigger, have built-in camber of 12%. The sails are set between the yards in such a way that when deployed there are no gaps to the sail plan, enabling each mast's sail plan to work as a single sail. The sails, when not deployed, furl into the mast. The sail is trimmed to the wind direction by rotating the mast. As there is no rigging, the yards have no restriction on rotation and this, taken together with the curved (shaped) yards, low windage and effective single-piece sail, combine to give the rig improved aerodynamic efficiency compared to a traditional square rigger.
The masts are approximately 58 m (190 ft) in height above the bottom bearing. The DynaRig concept calls for an elongated section (to reduce the drag) and this needs to be symmetrical. As the rig can be tacked to allow flow in both directions, the mast rotates about deck and keel bearings.
Insensys also incorporated their fiber optical strain monitoring system that monitors the loads on the rigs to ensure that the carbon fiber structures are never overloaded whilst the yacht is sailing. The fiber Bragg grating system was embedded within the rigs during fabrication of the carbon structure. The system monitors the strains in real time and transmits the loads to the bridge such that they are understood whilst sailing.

Exuma Vitruvius Explorer 50m superyacht - Video

This is a stunning yacht with beautiful lines that was built in Italy and as you can see in the video the superyacht sails through the water with great grace and super poise. The interior shots also come across great in the footage and it is very rare that you get to see a yacht of this quality up close.

Monday, January 17, 2011

What Is A Super Yacht?

This article is with thanks to Wikipedia and explains what a superyacht is and where the term originates from.

more recently, over the last decade or two, there has been an increase in the number and popularity of large private luxury yachts, over 24 metres. Luxury yachts typically have no real home port as such although a yacht must be registered in a port of the country of which it fly the flag. (Many times the yacht will have never been to the port.) They are particularly bountiful in the Mediterranean in summer and the Caribbean Sea in winter. (Yachts that go back and forth between the Caribbean and Mediterranean in the winter and summer are said to be doing the Milk Run.) Yachts will dock in a port of choosing while the crew does maintenance work and waits for owners or guests to arrive. The vessels then will do short cruises with the owners and/or guests aboard. Typical destinations in Spain and the French and Italian Rivieras include Cannes, Antibes, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Portofino, Porto Cervo, Puerto Banus, Puerto Portals and Palma, Majorca, although increasingly luxury yachts are cruising in more remote areas of the world. Antigua is one of the main ports in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and hosts a Charter Show at the beginning of the winter season.

With the rising demand for luxury yachts there has been a concomitant increase in the numbers of custom boat building companies and yacht charter brokers. Luxury boat building and yacht charter companies are predominantly based in the United States and Western Europe but are also increasingly found in New Zealand, Asia and Eastern Europe. European manufacturers such as Ferretti, Azimut, Azimut-Benetti, Feadship, Shonelle, Sunseeker and Lürssen dominate the very top end of the yacht building market.

Interior Video - Superycaht A

There are hundreds of videos and photos of the superyacht "A" from the outside but this exclusive video shows footage form inside the yacht. Owned by a Russian Billionaire the interior features glass, animal hives and 3 swimming pools. This is a rare peek inside one of the world's most exclusive and desirable superyachts.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Armani Superyacht - Videos


Video Up Close - Eclipse Superyacht

One of the biggest superyachts in the world is M/Y Eclipse that belongs to Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich. You can see another longer video here of the Motor Yacht Eclipse"

You can also see how to get a job on a Superyacht here

Eclipse Yacht Video - Russian Billionaire Yacht


M/Y Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior are designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect is Francis design.[3] The yacht is owned by Roman Abramovich, and is 163.5 m (536 ft) long,[4] and it was delivered to Abramovich on 9 December 2010. This made Eclipse the world's largest private yacht, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) longer than the world's previous biggest yacht Dubai, which belongs to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai.[5] The yacht's initial cost was estimated at € 340 million (circa $485 million US),[5] but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach € 800 million ($1.2 billion US).[6]

Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and a disco hall.[7] It also comes equipped with three launch boats, and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 meters. Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.

For security, Eclipse is fitted with intruder detection systems and a German-built missile defense system.[5][8] The windows in Abramovich's master suite and the yacht's bridge are also fitted with bullet-proof glass and both are armor plated.[8] The yacht is also reportedly equipped with an anti-paparazzi shield in the form of lasers that sweep the surroundings, and when they detect a CCD, they shine a light right at the camera to prevent the photograph. According to The Times, these don’t run all the time, so friends and guests should still be able to take pictures. Instead, they will be activated when guards spot likely professional photographers nearby.[6] How such a device would actually function is unclear, and there is no evidence that this device even exists beyond rumors.

Mega Yacht le Grand BLeu - Videos And Photos Capri


After departing the yard, Le Grand Bleu headed for the Mediterranean and caused quite a stir wherever it went. It was in Monaco in May 2004, serving as a base for Abramovich during Chelsea F.C.'s fixtures against AS Monaco in the UEFA Champions League.

The yacht needed work when it visited New Zealand over the Christmas New Year period of 2006/7. The work was carried out by Yachtwork .

Its latest drydock and refit was in Port Canaveral, FL in 2008. This refit included a new "green" wastewater treatment system in addition to the current Lloyd's certified system. The new treatment system allows the ship to reuse the wastewater after treatment rather than discharging the wastewater overboard into the sea. As of January 2010, it could frequently be seen docked in Nassau, Bahamas.

Currently, it lies on anchor in the Solent (12 October 2010).

Le Grand Blue - Video Loading Superyacht Tender

Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 104 m (341 ft) in length[1]. It was built at the Bremer Vulkan yard in Bremen, Germany, and was launched in 2000. It was designed by Stefano Pastrovich and constructed by Kusch Yachts. [2] It was previously owned by John McCaw Jr., an American businessman, who sold her to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had it refitted to his own preferences by HDW in Kiel, Germany. This included an internal refit and the addition of a 16-foot (4.9 m) swim platform.

In June 2006, Abramovich gave Le Grand Bleu to its current owner, friend and business partner Eugene Shvidler.

Le Grand Bleu is powered by two 3,600 hp Wärtsilä engines. Details about the interiors are scanty as Abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security-conscious, but they were designed by Terence Disdale.

Le Grand Blue - Video Loading Superyacht Tender

Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 104 m (341 ft) in length[1]. It was built at the Bremer Vulkan yard in Bremen, Germany, and was launched in 2000. It was designed by Stefano Pastrovich and constructed by Kusch Yachts. [2] It was previously owned by John McCaw Jr., an American businessman, who sold her to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had it refitted to his own preferences by HDW in Kiel, Germany. This included an internal refit and the addition of a 16-foot (4.9 m) swim platform.

In June 2006, Abramovich gave Le Grand Bleu to its current owner, friend and business partner Eugene Shvidler.

Le Grand Bleu is powered by two 3,600 hp Wärtsilä engines. Details about the interiors are scanty as Abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security-conscious, but they were designed by Terence Disdale.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

How Does A Super Yacht Come Into Dock - Video

With the yachts around the world getting bigger and bigger one of the trickiest questions is how do you get these giant yachts to come in to port. This brilliant video catches the superyacht Octopus coming in sideways to dock in port and although it has been speeded up you can clearly see the skill and poise that is needed to dock a large powerful superyacht.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Superyacht Eclipse - Roman Abramovich Video

M/Y ECLIPSE is understood to measure 170 metres, which indeed makes her the world’s longest yacht by around eight meters. She is now larger than the UAE royal yacht DUBAI, at just over 162 meters long.This vide captures the yacht in all it's glory and will make owner Roman Abramovich a very happy man...

Mega yacht A - 5 Stunning Videos


The yacht itself was completed in 2008 by German shipyard Blohm and Voss, the same company that launched the Bismarck warship in 1939 and cost £200m and took nearly five years to build.

She is propelled by twin 9,000 kW MAN diesel engines and with a cruising speed of 19.5 knots and a range of approximately 6,500 nautical miles, ‘A’ has the capability to cross the Atlantic in less than seven days.

Riveting in design and certainly not light on performance, the yacht also delivers when it comes to luxury.
A billionaire's boat

‘A’ was custom built for Russian self-made billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Aleksandra, who inspired the yacht’s name, and assuring his powerful client’s comfort must have been high on Starck’s to do list.

It boasts three pools, one of which has built-in counter-current jets, a helipad on the foredeck, a gym and a wealth of bright and airy living space.

The aluminium and glass superstructure contains what Starck describes as a ‘loft apartment’, a master cabin running almost 25 m in length with a wide balcony at the rear.

Read more at Suite101: Phillipe Starck's Superyacht 'A' http://www.suite101.com/content/phillipe-starcks-superyacht-a-a275765#ixzz1B34Q3wtp






Super Yacht Big D - Photos






Motor Yacht Big D was completed for the owner in by Hitachi Zosen Rp in the year 1986 and the luxury yacht measures 45.3m (148.6 feet) in length. The yacht was proudly made in Japan. Calliope; Katamarino; Kamarino; Idolwood Ii is/are her ex name(s). Jack Hargrave drew up the naval architecture. Interior design came from Pierre Tanter. Superyacht Big D was built with a aluminium hull. This boat has a maximum beam in metres at 8.78 (28.8 feet) in width and a maximum draft in metres measures 2.53 (8.3 ft). In addition, the material above her decks is made from aluminium.

Bakara Super Yacht Photos





The important luxury yacht BARAKA is a motor yacht. This 53 m (174 ft) luxury yacht was crafted at Baglietto in 2009. Superyacht BARAKA is a stately yacht that can sleep as many as 12 passengers on board and has approximately 10 professional crew. Ready for launch by 2009 this boat’s interior design proffers the forward thinking of Paszkowski.

BARAKA is the third example from Cantieri Navali Baglietto, of the 53m series of displacement motor-yachts, the first example being Blue Scorpion. BARAKA has an elegant exterior profile that is accentuated by the Flag Blue colour finish on the hull and the Snow White Awlgrip of the superstructure. Her glamorous interior is styled with precious woods such as whitened durmast for the furniture and wenge and Jerusalem Gold Stone for the floors. The yacht has a full-beam master suite with great sea views from two balconies and a glass and stainless steel panoramic lift which allows the suns rays to filter to the lower levels like a skylight. She also has a Jacuzzi and a fitness centre on the sun deck with a panoramic view.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

OceAnco Sunrays - Superyacht Video


When Oceano launch a new boat you know it is going to be something spectacular and that is what they have done with this beautiful boat called Sunways. You can see in the video and photos below that it really is a stunning superyacht that even though it has a uniqu colour is still graceful and gorgeous as it sets sail.

37 Meter Sunseeker Superyacht - Video Tour

Over the decades that Sunseeker have been designing and building their distinctive craft, they have evolved from being a brand into a true icon. To possess a Sunseeker has become an aspiration for many, to some an obsession. To own a Sunseeker is to buy into a style and to make the ultimate lifestyle statement. When only the best will do in luxury and performance, Sunseeker provides it - via a worldwide network of approved Sunseeker distributors.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Roman Abramovich Eclipse Yacht - Video

M/Y Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior are designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect is Francis design.[3] The yacht is owned by Roman Abramovich, and is 163.5 m (536 ft) long,[4] and it was delivered to Abramovich on 9 December 2010. This made Eclipse the world's largest private yacht, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) longer than the world's previous biggest yacht Dubai, which belongs to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai.[5] The yacht's initial cost was estimated at € 340 million (circa $485 million US),[5] but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach € 800 million ($1.2 billion US).[6]

Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and a disco hall.[7] It also comes equipped with three launch boats, and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 meters. Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mirabella V - Superyacht Video

The largest single masted yacht in the world 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.

This revolutionary composite super yacht presented unique challenges to the leading designers and engineers involved in her creation.

Performance was a key demand of this pioneering vessel, with special emphasis on windward capability, and her brief had called for a speed exceeding 20 knots under sail.

This ground breaking yacht incorporates every facility for the luxury corporate and private charter market.

Mirabella V is available for charter Summers in the Mediterranean, and Winters in the Caribbean. For more information regarding the charter of the Yacht Mirabella V, please contact Owner's Representative Jacqui Lockhart at jacqui@mirabellayachts.com.

Maltese Falcon Superyacht - Video

It was built after the dynaship concept, a 1960s invention of the German hydraulics engineer Wilhelm Prölss, which was intended to operate commercial freight sailing ships with as few crew as possible. The ship has fifteen square sails (five per mast), stored inside the mast; they can fully unfurl into tracks along the yards in six minutes. The three carbon fiber masts, which are free-standing and able to rotate, were manufactured and assembled by a company financed by Perkins at the Perini Navi Istanbul "Yildiz Gemi" (literally: Star Ship) yard in Tuzla, 50 mi (80 km) east of Istanbul, Turkey, under the supervision of the English company Insensys and Dutch company Gerard Dijkstra & Partners. Other design was provided by Ken Freivokh Design. The Maltese Falcon was the third yacht built by Perini for Perkins.

The yacht is easily controlled and has been seen to sail off her anchor and away from berths within harbors. The yacht's sophisticated computer detects parameters such as wind speed automatically and displays key data. An operator must always activate the controls, yet it is possible for a single person to pilot the yacht. In a radio interview for the BBC World Service's Global Business programme broadcast in December 2007, Perkins claimed that he personally wrote some of the yacht's unique control software.

The Maltese Falcon has two 1,800 horsepower (1,300 kW) Deutz engines running at 1,800 rpm with a top speed of 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h) with minimal wave-making and virtually no vibration or noise and with a smooth and non-turbulent wake.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Superyacht Al Mirqab - Video and photos

Al Mirqab is one of the largest yachts ever built. The yacht belongs to Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister - Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The yacht was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany. The yacht's architect was Tim Heywood, while the interior design was done by Andrew Winch. During construction the project was known as Project May. They gave the vision of the 2nd most beautiful yachts of the world for 2008, according to Forbes Magazine.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Superyacht Dream - Photos

One of the most stunning superyachts you will ever come across this one is called simply "Dream". She looks elegant as a yacht possibly could and glides through the water. Check out these pictures of the stunning superyacht dream...



Super Yacht Tatoosh - Up Close Video Footage

Some great video footage up close shot from a smaller boat of one of the world's biggest Superyachts..Tatoosh. The yacht is owned by Paul Allen the co-founder of Microsoft and is one of 3 yachts he owns along with Octopus and a one other.

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World's BIggest Superyachts - Videos

This video which is shot in Sardinia (one of the homes to the world's biggest yachts) has a collection of yachts. This is a really good representation of the yachts and the sheer size that they can reach...

Feadship Utopia - Video And Photos

This is a stunning Feadship build called Utopia that you can see in this video that shows off the exterior and interior of this majestic Superyacht.

Length: 71.60m ( 234'91''ft )
Beam: 11.78m ( 38'65''ft )
Draft: 3.59m ( 11'78''ft )
Built: 2004 Ref.2007
Shipyard: Feadship de Vries
Cabins: 6
Passenger Capacity: 12
Crew: 16
Speed: 14.0 Knots

Motor Yacht Ability - Photos

This stunning motor yacht called Ability that is a great boat to look at. Check out the superyacht photos both inside and outside on this yacht...





Length 39.6m (130.0ft)
Beam 7.8m (25.6ft)
Draft 1.4m (4.4ft)
Built 2004 (refitted 2008), Overmarine, Italy
Engines 2 x 3645hp MTU
Cruising Speed 18 knots
Guests 8 (1 master, 2 double, 1 twin)
Crew 5
Watersports 4.6m Castoldi tender with 130hp engine, 2 x Yamaha waverunners, waterskis & tows, snorkelling gear
Communications & entertainment Satcom & cellular communications facilities, Wi-Fi internet access
Comprehensive audio-visual systems

Motor Yacht Alexandra - Pictures

This yacht is one of the most beautiful in the world and is easily available to charter and rent out. Here are some photos of Superyacht Alexandra and amazing boat that looks stunning in these photos.




Christina O Superyacht - Photos Interior

Christina O is one of the world's longest private motor yachts at 325 feet 3 inches (99 m). She was originally a Canadian River-class frigate called HMCS Stormont and was launched in 1943. She served as a convoy escort during the Battle of the Atlantic and was present at the D-Day landings.[1] After the end of the Second World War she was one of many surplus naval vessels and Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis purchased her for just $34,000. He spent $4 million to convert her into a luxurious yacht and renamed her Christina after his daughter.

The yacht was designed by Cäsar Pinnau and the childrens room was designed and painted by the illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans.

Apart from Onassis's mistress Maria Callas and his wife Jackie Onassis other celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Eva Peron have sailed on her. She was one of the most famous society venues of the mid 20th century: John F Kennedy first met Winston Churchill on board in 1957.







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Super Yacht JO - Interior Photos

Some photos of the Superyacht JO from both the exterior and interior of this amazing and beautiful superyacht.



* Built by: Benetti
* Length: 50 mtr (164 ft)
* Beam: 9 mtr (29.5 ft)
* Draft: 2.97 mtr (9.74 ft)
* Year Built: 2004
* Last refit: 2010
* Main Engines: DIESEL MTU
* Engines model: 12V 396 TE94
* Max speed: 17 Knots
* Cruising speed: 14.5 Knots