Mari Cha IV Becoming Samurai at Royal Huisman

If you don’t recognize Samurai shown here, you probably do know what sailing yacht she used to be. Offshore racing aficionados no doubt do: She was Mari Cha IV, famed for a number of amazing accomplishments. She was designed to be the world’s fastest offshore racing monohull. In 2003, she blew away the competition, and the … [Continue Reading]

PHOTO:  Hans Westerin

Motoryacht Philmi, 1st Granturismo, Launches at ISA Yachts

Here’s Philmi (pronounced “feel me”), the first ISA Yachts Graturismo model. The steel-hulled, 142-foot (43.25-meter) megayacht launched in late March and starts sea trials soon. As a reminder, the Granturismo series is based on ISA Yachts’ ISA 120 and ISA 140 models. Specifically, the series echoes the emphasis on the … [Continue Reading]

PHOTO: Paolo Zitti

April 2014 Motoryacht Video: Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht

  Though she’s no longer the flagship, the Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht is still a head-turner. Her angular, even aggressive styling hints at her 25-knot top speed. Given her 131'5" (40.05-meter) LOA, that speed is quite a thrill. Commodious alfresco areas invite owners and guests to soak up the scenery as it passes by. … [Continue Reading]

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Megayacht News Leadership Series: Burak Akgül, Perini Navi

Burak Akgül has been with Perini Navi for the past 26 years. He was recently appointed managing director  for sales, marketing, and design. He has seen Perini Navi grow from a sailing superyacht builder to a group with multiple shipyards. Burak Akgül reports to Enrico dell’Artino, the newly appointed CEO, a role vacated by … [Continue Reading]

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Heureka Premieres at Holland Jachtbouw

Measuring 147’6” (45 meters), here’s Heureka, launched at Holland Jachtbouw last week. Heureka was known under the name YIII during construction. She’s the successor to two previous high-performance sloops from Holland Jachtbouw. Both of those sailing superyachts were designed by Dixon Yacht Design. Heureka continues the … [Continue Reading]

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