Derecktor Florida Refits Update

If there’s any question as to whether refits are on the rise, consider this: Derecktor Florida hauled 106 yachts via its 900-ton hoist in 2014. That’s 21 more than in 2013. Calixe (above) marked number 100 at Derecktor Florida, with Lazy Z (below) not far off. The 188-foot (57.3-meter) Calixe was built by Feadship in … [Continue Reading]


Meet Asya, Newest Heesen Launch

Heesen’s YN 16947, a 154-footer (47-meter), now has a name. Asya was christened during a private launch party just prior to the new year. Few details have been divulged so far, though the interior-design scheme by Bannenberg & Rowell surely is a sight to see, as hinted at in the rendering below. Picture greyed oiled … [Continue Reading]


2 Refits Underway at Moonen Shipyards

Wintertime still means yachting time in The Netherlands, where Moonen Shipyards has two refits complementing two new-builds. One of the refits is a Heesen yacht delivered in 2001. Amigo measures 98 feet (30 meters) and is actually a repeat visitor. The owner has taken Amigo to Moonen’s facility in ’s-Hertogenbosch … [Continue Reading]


Yas on Sea Trials: VIDEO

Three years after her launch at ADMShipyards in Abu Dhabi, Yas was spotted heading out on sea trials. This video, shot last month, gives yacht-watchers worldwide hope that Yas may finally be delivered after more than seven years in development. If you’re not familiar with the full back story, Yas is an intriguing … [Continue Reading]


Queen South Offering Spain Charters for 30+ Guests

Most charter megayachts are limited to carrying 12 passengers, regardless of LOA, due to regulations. That may lead you to believe you have to compromise if you want to throw a big party: stay at the dock, book multiple boats, or pare down the guest list. Well, you’re not out of luck, at least in Spain. Queen South, a … [Continue Reading]