Browsing: Yachting

The Principality of Monaco once again played host to the world’s leading boat show, the Monaco Yacht Show. Yachting enthusiasts, yacht builders, the wealthy, and the super wealthy gathered to show off their floating palaces or shop for the perfect new superyacht. His Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco, joined…

Silent-Yachts, built in Thailand and Italy, recently announced the sale of their first flagship yacht, the Silent 100 Explorer. The first unit of its four-deck 100 Explorer series, it is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The 102ft, 440GT solar-electric catamaran, has a beam of 45ft and a towering height of…

In 1995, Sonu Shivdasani, an Indian-British hotelier, along with his wife Eva Malmstrom, launched the Soneva Fushi resort on the deserted Maldivian island of Kunfunadhoo. They also built their house there, where his wife, a Swedish fashion model, developed the design and furnishings for their unique resort and private home.…

A South East Asia yacht charter ticks all the boxes. Easy to reach, calm waters, delightful locals, and magnificent seas under tropical skies. It is a yacht charter paradise. A long-established favourite corner of the world for connoisseurs of this unique combination of luxury, relaxation, and privacy. Yacht Charters have…

Catamarans are a popular design for recreational and racing sailboats for many reasons. Foremost is their overall stability compared to a Monohull. Because of the Catamaran’s design, it does not heel underway and won’t roll while anchored, which adds to its comfort factor and all but eliminates sea-sickness. They are…

After well over two decades with Azimut Yachts, Marco Valle is settling into his new role as CEO of Azimut-Benetti Group, overseeing a huge collection of motor yachts ranging from 34ft to 354ft and managing a family-owned dynasty that shows no signs of slowing down.INTERVIEW JOHN HIGGINSON PHOTOS AZIMUT-BENETTI GROUP…

Yacht builder Oceanco has been in the news a lot lately, ever since the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, chose the company to build his mind-blowing 127 metere (417 feet) Superyacht. A yacht so big, it requires a second support yacht, with a helipad, also made by Oceanco. The estimated…

Mike Simpson has reawakened his love for sailing since buying a new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1, which he has named Freedom in tribute to a yachting lifestyle he has promoted since founding Simpson Marine in 1984. When Mike Simpson talks about freedom, he may not rival Mel Gibson’s rousing speech as…

Founded on British craftsmanship, Fairline encompasses power, performance and comfort. On 26 March at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, the Thailand team of Simpson Marine, Asia’s leading yacht Brokerage, hosted distinguished guests at an exclusive launch event for the F//Line 33. Guests were treated to an evening of British fine luxury…

Overcoming Covid-19’s impositions on the world, travel restrictions and cancellation of most global sport, the World’s oldest international sporting competition on schedule, in the waters off Auckland, New Zealand. This spectacular regatta will climax in March this year. That is when the famed ‘Auld Mug’ and very emblem of speed…