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VIDEO: Super-Fast Superyacht Painting, Thunderbolt Marine Style

The old adage about watching paint dry refers to something incredibly boring. Well, thanks to time-lapse video, watching a superyacht paint job dry can actually be fun. The video here was shot at Thunderbolt Marine by the captain of the 102-foot (31.1-meter) expedition yacht Beothuk. He condensed the four-month-long task into just 55 seconds. Although Continue reading

Advantage Refit Wrapping Up

The ambitious refit planned for Advantage, a commercial vessel-turned-support-yacht, proved possible. In less than four months, the 174-footer (53-meter) has been lengthened, gained staterooms, and much more. The conversion is nearly complete at Oceania Marine in New Zealand, managed by fellow Kiwi company Diverse Projects. Her new stabilizers need to be tested, and she’s awaiting Continue reading

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Lürssen’s Latest Mystery Superyacht

She’s still bare metal. She’s still to receive her bow and mast. And few details, including her name, are known. But, best estimates are that this megayacht measures at least 328 feet (100 meters). She made the move from one of Lürssen’s build sheds into a floating dock over the weekend. The LOA estimation is Continue reading