Lürssen Acquires Blohm+Voss

While it still needs approval from German regulatory authorities, Lürssen has signed a deal to become the new parent of Blohm+Voss.  The contract is with Star Capital Partners, which acquired Blohm+Voss itself five years ago. Neither party is disclosing the price. The move bolsters Lürssen’s position in megayacht refits, along with new-build naval and commercial Continue reading

Step Aboard Enigma, the 35-Knot Superyacht: VIDEO

Quite private, and therefore with an air of mystery, Enigma is nonetheless one of the more fascinating megayachts afloat. Her 244-foot (74.5-meter) length is as impressive today as it was at delivery in 1991, an era when yachts half her size were eyebrow-raising. Her styling and engineering put her in a category by herself, too. Continue reading

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Blohm+Voss to Perform Refits at La Ciotat Shipyards

Following a request for proposals, Blohm+Voss has secured the rights to operate a megayacht refit facility along the public port of La Ciotat, France. The target audience: owners and captains of megayachts upwards of 262 feet (80 meters). The company that sought the proposals is SEMIDEP, which manages La Ciotat Shipyards. A handful of service Continue reading