About Megayacht News


Megayacht News is the leader among independent Web sites devoted to luxury yachts. It features all-original content for real stories of real interest. Its innovative, multi-faceted approach includes daily news articles, videos, slideshows, and more. The goal is to help American owners, buyers, and their representatives make better-informed decisions when it comes to commissioning and using their yachts.

Megayacht News enjoys monthly traffic of more than 40,000 page views.* Topics include new launches, design proposals, luxury yachting events, marina developments, and interviews with owners. Of particular interest is the popular “Leadership Series,” featuring Q&As with noteworthy builders, designers, owners, and more.

Megayacht News was named to The Helium Report’s (now Halogen Guides’) best yacht blogs list, and it’s the go-to source for Reuters, CNBC, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, CNN.com, and others.

Further underscoring its strength, Megayacht News and Yachting Pages Media Group, which specializes in products and services for the superyacht industry, forged a relationship in 2014. The partnership involves editorial contributions across both companies’ multi-media platforms. Furthermore, from 2010 to 2012, an average of one story per week from Megayacht News was syndicated by Superyacht Business magazine in its e-newsletter. Two stories each month were also syndicated on Yachting magazine’s website in 2012. And, through most of 2010, the full daily Megayacht News feed was syndicated by YachtWorld.com and Boats.com. Megayacht News is the only site to enjoy all of these relationships.

Megayacht News is a longtime proud supporter of the International Superyacht Society and U.S. Superyacht Association. It is further a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey.



The Megayacht News app, created in 2013 for both the Android and Apple platforms, features even more all-original content. It provides users with an experience they cannot get elsewhere. The few megayacht-oriented media apps currently available replicate all or nearly all of the same content the magazines and websites feature on their primary platforms. The Megayacht News app does not. It emphasizes exclusive features, like interactive photo galleries and videos, which are among the most popular mobile viewing and engagement activities. It also includes informational resources that let users directly connect with the top yacht builders, designers, event organizers, and more. New features are added every month as well.

The Megayacht News app is available directly from Google Play and the App Store, for both smartphones and tablets.


Diane M Byrne Megayacht News editorTHE MEGAYACHT NEWS TEAM

Megayacht News was founded in 2007 by Diane M. Byrne (left), one of the best-known and highly respected yachting journalists worldwide. She continues to operate the site today, overseeing all aspects of content creation and design. She has been covering megayachts since 1993 and is closely involved with the leading professional organizations not just in the yachting field, but also in journalism and entrepreneurship:

    • a longtime International Superyacht Society member, joining the organization in 1995; since 2010, she has served on the Board of Directors
    • a founding member of the United States Superyacht Association
    • since 2012, an active member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

In 2012, Megayacht News welcomed Capt. Tork Buckley as a contributor, until his untimely death late that year. Also in 2012, Megayacht News added Frances and Michael Howorth to our regular team of contributors. In late 2014, we welcomed Michael Verdon, a veteran industry journalist, aboard. Our editorial relationship with Yachting Pages Media Group, as mentioned above, has further resulted in top-quality editorial. Megayacht News additionally features guest posts by leading representatives in other yachting media as well as the yachting industry.

If you represent an industry company and wish to send us press releases, you may send an email to info@megayachtnews.com.


* source: Google Analytics, September 2014

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