ISA Yachts 40M Berlinetta, in New Series

ISA Yachts and Marco Casali Too Design have joined forces for a series of steel-hulled megayachts. Called the Berlinetta series, its first design is the 40M Berlinetta shown here. LOA is 131 feet (40 meters). The Berlineta series is aimed at buyers who want big volumes but not the maintenance or crew needs that big … [Continue Reading]


The Big Blue: A Superyacht View of New Zealand

Many a megayacht makes ambitious plans for cruising. Those looking to do so should borrow a page from The Big Blue. The expedition yacht is in the midst of a yearlong global cruise. In fact, the 137’8” (42-meter) The Big Blue has been taking her owners, the Mayer family—mom Delisa, dad Tony, and their three kids—on the … [Continue Reading]


Shipyard Spotlight: Oceanco

Oceanco’s 27-year history makes it a virtual youngster among most megayacht builders. All the more interesting, then, that in 2008, Oceanco set its sights on the upper end of the megayacht market. Specifically, the Netherlands-based builder is squarely focused on megayachts of 262 feet (80 meters) and larger. It’s among the … [Continue Reading]


Palmer Johnson 48M SuperSport Out From Shed

Here’s the first photo of the Palmer Johnson 48M SuperSport. Despite the name indicating a 48-meter LOA, she’s actually 49 meters, or 160'8". While the metallic paint job is akin to that of other recent deliveries, the Palmer Johnson 48M SuperSport marks several departures. She feature a wavepiercer hull, selected for … [Continue Reading]


Nono, Admiral Impero 37, Debuts in Italy

The Italian Sea Group (formerly Admiral Tecnomar) marked its fourth megayacht launch of the year with Nono last week. The 121-footer is an Admiral Impero 37 model, with “37” signifying her LOA in meters. The all-aluminum Admiral Impero 37 series features styling by Luca Dini Design. The … [Continue Reading]