VIDEO: Vripack Tank Tests 55-Meter Dobroserdov Design Yacht

  It’s common for a megayacht owner to tap the same design team for subsequent projects. It’s also common for proven hull shapes and other styles to be used for those same projects. But, that doesn’t mean a design team skips testing and retesting the proven design. Vripack’s current work with a repeat client is a … [Continue Reading]


Motoryacht O, First Sanlorenzo SD112

If you hear someone exclaim “Oh!” upon seeing a Sanlorenzo, he or she might actually be referring to the motoryacht O. O is the first Sanlorenzo SD112 megayacht. The Sanlorenzo SD112 is among a few SD (semidisplacement) models, which include the smaller SD92 and larger SD122. Like them, the motoryacht O is … [Continue Reading]


Monaco Wolf Makes Her Debut

You’ve heard of the Werewolves of London, even the Wolf of Wall Street. Now meet Monaco Wolf, the latest launch from Heesen Yachts. LOA for the all-aluminum megayacht is 163’4” (49.8 meters), with a beam of 29’5” (9 meters). Omega Architects, Heesen’s frequent design partner, styled the sinuous lines of Monaco Wolf. … [Continue Reading]

PHOTO: Dick Holthuis Photography

Graceful Departs Blohm+Voss

Almost two years after she arrived at Blohm+Voss, Graceful is headed for her first season of cruising. Her delivery journey started last week. The 269-footer (82-meter), with a 12’3” (3.75-meter) draft, was in Norway at press time. You may recall that Graceful was on sea trials in late March. Our research into her speeds … [Continue Reading]


Shipyard Spotlight: Hakvoort Shipyard

Hakvoort Shipyard’s location in Monnickendam, The Netherlands may surprise some of you. Monnickendam is a charming small city dating to the 14th century, with narrow cobblestone streets. However, the city was a significant port in the country’s history. In fact, Hakvoort Shipyard occupies a ship-building site that saw its … [Continue Reading]