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November 2014 Motoryacht Video: Amels’ Belle Aimée

  The 171’6” (52.3-meter) Belle Aimée, built by Amels in 2010, has been pursuing an off-the-beaten-path charter program this year. Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are among the places she’s visited so far. Belle Aimée guests get to indulge in diving and other watersports. But, the megayacht’s crew also makes […]

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VIDEO: Comanche, by Hodgdon Yachts, Does 30 Knots

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The sailing world has been buzzing about Comanche ever since word emerged during her build at Maine-based Hodgdon Yachts. Born to break (smash, really) records, Comanche is seen here off the coast of the Carolinas being put through her paces. Onne van der Waal, the noted photographer who shot the video, clocked her speed at […]

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November 2014 Sailing Yacht Video: Yachting Developments’ Silvertip

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  Performance sailing yachts may seem like they’re just now becoming popular. However, they’ve been an attraction for many a megayacht owner for quite some time. Silvertip, built by Yachting Developments, is a good example. This 111-footer (33.8-meter) performance sloop launched in June 2001. Silvertip bears design work by Dubois Naval Architects and was quickly […]

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October 2014 Motoryacht Video: Feadship’s Como

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At “just” 151’6” (46.22 meters), Como is one of the smaller yachts to emerge from Feadship in recent years. To equate her size with insignificance would be a mistake, though. Como is, from her whale-tail-shape mast to her racecar-inspired hull lines, a considerable example of custom yacht construction. Every styling detail is the result of […]

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Kometa, by Heesen Yachts: October 2014 Motoryacht Video

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In build at Heesen Yachts, Kometa is the largest yacht signed to date by the Dutch builder. LOA is nearly 230 feet (70 meters), but she’s more than just a mega-size megayacht. What makes Kometa impressive is her anticipated top speed of 30 knots. Furthermore, Kometa also promises 20 percent better fuel efficiency than yachts of […]

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