Queen Grace Returns Home for Refit

A two-month stay at Horizon, where she was built, refreshed the overall look of the nearly six-year-old Queen Grace. The 105-footer (32-meter) was already due for a haul-out and maintenance works. The owner of Queen Grace, a restaurateur, is passionate about his yacht and his leisure time. He therefore decided the yacht, built in 2008, […]

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Update on Peters & May USA-Australia Route


Following the initial announcement in June, the new route to Australia for Peters & May’s yacht-transport operations will depart the United States in October. The sailing will be to the east coast of Australia, resulting from a marked increase in inquiries over the past year. Departure points are Newport, Rhode Island and then Fort Lauderdale. […]

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Benetti Veloce 140 Debuting at FLIBS


Cheers 46, pictured here, is the first Benetti Veloce 140, which is also the first of the Benetti Fast Displacement series. LOA: 137’8” (42 meters). You may recall that the Benetti Fast Displacement series was announced last fall. The Azimut Benetti Group Research and Development division worked with Stefano Righini for the concept. Pierluigi Ausonio […]

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Tankoa Yachts S501, by Francesco Paszkowski


The newest proposal from Tankoa Yachts, the S501 is reportedly attracting some strong interest. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski in full-displacement and semi-displacement versions, S501 has garnered the attention of four buyers. That, in turn, is raising the profile of Tankoa Yachts. It was founded in Genoa, Italy in late 2008. The management team calls it […]

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Project Quantum Blue Launches at Lürssen

Lurssen Quantum Blue launch

Look who’s finally come into view at Lürssen. She’s project Quantum Blue. Scant details are available about project Quantum Blue. Her design, build, and project-management teams have been quite good at keeping her confidential. (Much to yacht watchers’ and the media’s chagrin, but not unexpected these days, either.) We do know that her LOA is […]

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