The Big Blue: A Superyacht View of New Zealand

Many a megayacht makes ambitious plans for cruising. Those looking to do so should borrow a page from The Big Blue. The expedition yacht is in the midst of a yearlong global cruise. In fact, the 137’8” (42-meter) The Big Blue has been taking her owners, the Mayer family—mom Delisa, dad Tony, and their three […]

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Sailing Video July 2014: Claasen Shipyards’ Lionheart

Lionheart stateroom

  It’s been four years since the long and lovely Lionheart was launched. Built by Claasen Shipyards, the 142-footer (43.4-meter) is one of the famed J Class yachts. Lionheart is actually a J Class design from the 1930s that was never built, until this century. There’s a fantastic and fascinating story behind how she came […]

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July 2014 Motoryacht Video: Rusalina EXP

Rusalina EXP yacht

Rusalina EXP is, as her name hints, an expedition yacht. The 136’8” (41.7-meter) motoryacht was built in 2006 by Newcastle Shipyards and has put plenty of miles under her hull. She boasts a reported range of 4,900 nautical miles at 10 knot. Under her original owner, who christened her True North, Rusalina EXP ventured to […]

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June 2014 Motoryacht Video: Princess 82 Motor Yacht


The Princess 82 Motor Yacht is one of three megayachts in the UK builder’s Flybridge range. Even though the model was just introduced in 2013, Princess Yachts is already updating her. Well, to be clear, it’s showing buyers how its in-house design department stays on trend decor-wise. Here, you’ll see what Princess buyers saw at […]

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June 2014 Sailing Video: Classic Schooner Elena

Built in 2009, Elena is a 180-foot (55-meter) replica of a racing schooner delivered in 1911. The original Elena was designed by the renowned naval architect Nathanael Herreshoff. She won most of the early races she entered, handily beating the best of the American schooner fleet. Elena further went on to win the prestigious 1928 […]

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