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Kleven Launches Ulysses

A most unusual vessel splashed at Norway-based Kleven this weekend. The commercial shipyard launched a 351-foot (107-meter) expedition megayacht. She’s expected to be christened Ulysses. The name assumption is pretty safe. The yacht’s owners are Graeme and Robyn Hart, who were on hand and who have christened their previous yachts Ulysses. Graeme Hart even kickstarted […]

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ROCK.IT Splashes at Feadship


A few hundred people attended the launch of ROCK.IT late last week at Feadship. Of course, the owner was among those who watched the 197’10” (60.25-meter) ROCK.IT slip into the water. He had chartered Feadships previously, so the builder was a natural choice for his 35’4” (10.8-meter) beam megayacht. Henk de Vries, a Feadship director, […]

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Presidential Yacht Sequoia Lawsuit Continues

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One year after the acceptance of a default motion in the Sequoia lawsuit, the court case still remains active. In addition, the longest-serving Presidential yacht in American history has not exchanged hands. It’s the latest chapter in a nearly two-year, ugly battle over Sequoia, built in 1925 and cruised aboard by Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin […]

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2nd Sunrise 45M Launched by Sunrise Yachts


This megayacht marks not just the second Sunrise 45m in the water, but the first Sunrise Yachts project being delivered to a North American owner. LOA is, as the name states, 45 meters, or 147 feet. The second Sunrise 45m comes five years after Africa, her sistership, was delivered. Africa is the project that made […]

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Illusion I, From Benetti


Benetti fans, mark your calendar for the Monaco Yacht Show. That’s where its latest megayacht, the 190’3” (58-meter) Illusion I, will make her yacht-show debut. Illusion I was commissioned for both private use by her Europe-based owner as well as charter. That’s why the guest accommodations are flexible. One of the three twin staterooms has […]

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