Shipyard Spotlight: Amels

With three new-builds and three refits delivered in the first half of this year and at least one of each of its Limited Editions yachts in various stages of construction, Amels has enjoyed quite the past 12 months. With some of these Limited Editions builds well into the 272-foot (83-meter) range, the Dutch yard’s mix of a … [Continue Reading]


Holland Jachtbouw Expansion and Construction Update

While it’s one of the youngest megayacht yards in The Netherlands, Holland Jachtbouw stands shoulder to shoulder with other notable names from its home country. Established in the early 1990s to build traditional flat-bottom Dutch boats, Holland Jachtbouw has gone on to build prominent power and sailing pleasure yachts … [Continue Reading]

Holland Jachtbouw build number 095

1st Otam SD 35 Set for 2016 Debut

Complementing its speed-oriented Millennium megayacht series, Otam is building the first hull of its semi-displacement Otam SD 35 series. The all-aluminum yacht is scheduled for delivery to her Italian owner in summer 2016. While only the initial sketches are being released for now, you can still glean some good … [Continue Reading]


CRN, Francesco Paszkowski Design Promoting 2 Projects

Like most megayacht builders and designers these days, CRN and Francesco Paszkowski Design have a good idea of what tickles buyers’ fancy. Having collaborated on Saramour, delivered earlier this year, the two companies are seeking repeat success. CRN and Francesco Paszkowski Design therefore have 236- and 262-foot (72- and … [Continue Reading]


Formosa, Benetti’s Newest 60-Meter Megayacht

The first week of this month saw the launch of Formosa at Benetti’s facility in Livorno, Italy. The 197-foot (60-meter) megayacht is styled much the same as previous same-size launches by the builder, since she bears an in-house design. The 34’8” (10.6-meter) beam and 1,060-ton displacement (remember, a measurement of … [Continue Reading]