Blohm+Voss BV80: Design Details in Depth

When the Blohm+Voss BV80 was initially teased last month, the semi-custom megayacht got people’s attention. Now that full details are available, the 262-foot (80-meter) yacht should attract plenty more interest. The Blohm+Voss BV80 is notable for being the first semi-custom megayacht among all the yachts the German yard … [Continue Reading]


Kometa, by Heesen Yachts: October 2014 Motoryacht Video

In build at Heesen Yachts, Kometa is the largest yacht signed to date by the Dutch builder. LOA is nearly 230 feet (70 meters), but she’s more than just a mega-size megayacht. What makes Kometa impressive is her anticipated top speed of 30 knots. Furthermore, Kometa also promises 20 percent better fuel efficiency than … [Continue Reading]


Robbie Doyle, Doyle Sailmakers: Megayacht News Leadership Series

After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in applied physics, with a focus on fluid flow, Robbie Doyle joined Ted Hood’s renowned sail-making operation. Doyle, who had been making sails since he was 15, thrived under the master sail-maker for a decade. When Hood sold the company in 1982, Doyle started … [Continue Reading]


DeepFlight Dragon: Self-Piloting Personal Sub

A number of personal submarine manufacturers target the megayacht market. One, DeepFlight, whose roots are in the commercial and scientific fields, has a new sub compact and lightweight enough that it can slip in and out of your tender garage as is. It’s the DeepFlight Dragon, which is further meant to let you take the … [Continue Reading]


RINA Environmental Footprint, Fire Survivability: New Class Notations

The classification society RINA has helped spotlight the importance of environmental sensitivity with its voluntary Green Plus status. It’s now expanding its sustainability focus with two additional class notations. Specifically, they are Environmental Footprint and Fire Survivability. RINA Environmental Footprint … [Continue Reading]