Benetti Building Megayacht for Tokyo Government Use

It’s not unusual to hear of a builder landing a contract for a government vessel. Several yacht builders have military ties, either directly or as part of larger companies. However, when a government wants a yacht, it’s a whole other story. Benetti is building a 115-footer (35-meter) for Tokyo city officials to use for conferences Continue reading


Rounding the Horn Aboard Argo

For nearly his entire life, Paul Hawran (below, right) has focused on cruising around Cape Horn. The southernmost tip of Chile, Cape Horn is where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. The waters aren’t for the faint of heart. That’s why Hawran took several years to plan the proper boat to tackle the trip. And Continue reading


Win a Watch at the Superyacht Charities Ball

In 2012, a handful of friends in the megayacht business realized they each derived great satisfaction from supporting charitable organizations. They therefore banded together in England to pool their resources for common causes. What started as an idea is now a registered foundation, Superyacht Charities. It’s responsible for donating more than $200,000 to various groups in just the Continue reading