Illusion I, From Benetti

Benetti fans, mark your calendar for the Monaco Yacht Show. That’s where its latest megayacht, the 190’3” (58-meter) Illusion I, will make her yacht-show debut. Illusion I was commissioned for both private use by her Europe-based owner as well as charter. That’s why the guest accommodations are flexible. One of the three … [Continue Reading]


Sunseeker 86 Yacht Set for Southampton

The newest model in the Sunseeker Yacht series, the Sunseeker 86 Yacht, is nearly ready for her closeup. Her formal reveal is set for next month’s Southampton Boat Show in the UK. Befitting the rest of the builder’s lineup, the Sunseeker 86 Yacht cuts a stylish profile. Likewise, she promises swift speeds. Sunseeker says … [Continue Reading]


Triton 1000/3 LP, Low-Profile Sub

The specifications of most personal submarines have made them impossible for a number of megayachts to carry without serious refitting. Triton Submarines is fixing that with the Triton 1000/3 LP. “LP” stands for Low Profile. The sub stands just 5’6” (1.7 meters) high. Triton Submarines created the Triton 1000/3 LP in … [Continue Reading]

Triton 1000/3 LP

Williamsburg, Former Presidential Yacht: New Refit Hopes?

Williamsburg, the only former U.S. Presidential yacht that has yet to be restored, may attract renewed interest. It’s thanks to being newly listed by Camper & Nicholsons for refit. It’s also due to a collaboration with a design studio that has produced period-specific restoration drawings. David Seal is the listing … [Continue Reading]


August 2014 Motoryacht Video: AB 116

  To say that the AB 116 from AB Yachts, part of the Fipa Group, will put the wind in your hair is an understatement. The AB 116 is engineered for a blistering top speed, reportedly just shy of 53 knots. It’s in her genes: The AB 116 is part of a seven-model lineup of racy-looking and racy-performing, … [Continue Reading]