Benetti Building 2 100-Meter-Plus Megayachts

Two megayachts measuring more than 328 feet (100 meters) are now on Benetti’s order books. Benetti is keeping details close to the vest. For now, it will only reveal that both 100-meter-plus megayachts are being built at its Livorno site. (Benetti has two additional shipyards, one in Fano and one in Viareggio.) Super-size superyachts are not […]

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Marae Wraps Up Refit at Front Street Shipyard

Marae Front Street Shipyard

Following a five-month refit at Front Street Shipyard, Marae is back on the charter circuit. She’s the latest megayacht to make the yard increasingly popular with yachts of all sizes. That, in turn, underscores why Front Street Shipyard continues to keep expanding its footprint in Belfast, Maine. The 108-foot (33-meter) Marae, built in 2004 by Alloy […]

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Atlantic Refit Center Expanding Megayacht Service

PHOTO: B. Henry

Atlantic Refit Center has already welcomed some high-profile megayacht projects to its docks. Now the France-based facility will handle the lion’s share of refits in its region. It’s thanks to winning a competition conducted by the port of La Rochelle. The port wants the city to be considered the go-to refit region on the Atlantic […]

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Skat Being Refitted by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit and Strametco


The famed, militaristic-looking megayacht Skat is no stranger to Royal Huisman’s Huisfit service. So it only makes senses that Skat is a customer once again. Royal Huisman is collaborating with fellow Netherlands-based Strametco for the project. Founded in 2012, Strametco is located in Harlingen. It’s accessible via the North Sea without bridges or locks. Blasting […]

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Shipyard Spotlight: Royal Huisman


Family-run shipyards hold special appeal with some megayacht buyers. Royal Huisman’s admirers certainly respect how current operations are under the fourth generation of Huismans. Of course, there’s more to a yacht builder than family bonds. There’s reliability, and a desire to continuously achieve. Royal Huisman was established in 1884 by Jan Jans Huisman. Wooden fishing […]

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