Chris Gongriep, Rainbow Owner & Holland Jachtbouw Founder, Dies

Chris Gongriep, whose love of sailing led to not just owning, but building superyachts, died today in his native Netherlands. He was 70 years old. Gongriep was perhaps best-known in business as the founder of G&S Vastgoed, a successful real-estate firm in Amsterdam. It develops commercial and residential buildings, plus office space. It developed much Continue reading


David Tomlinson of Flamingo Bay: “It Feels Good to Help”

Editor’s note: Capt. David Tomlinson is the newest recipient of the Fabien Cousteau Blue Award from the International Superyacht Society (ISS). The award recognizes stewards of marine ecosystems, be they individuals or organizations.  Tomlinson owned and ran the 125-foot Flamingo Bay for more than three decades. Part yacht, part research vessel, Flamingo Bay assisted in Continue reading


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Superyacht 101 Series: Advice From Fellow Owner Buddy Darby

Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in  a series on MegayachtNews.com for first-time buyers (see “Introducing the Superyacht 101 Series”). Who better to provide advice than someone who’s gone through the process? For this article, we spoke with Buddy Darby (above), who has owned a few sailing yachts. His current superyacht is a 154-footer Continue reading