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African Country Wants Yacht Ebony Shine Released

Equatorial Guinea’s government wants its vice president’s yacht back. The yacht is the 249-foot (76-meter) Ebony Shine, which is under arrest due to alleged financial corruption on the part of her owner. Dutch authorities seized Ebony Shine in December. They did so at the request of Swiss courts, acting on behalf of the Swiss government. Continue reading


Palm Beach Show Adds Rybovich as Satellite Superyacht Space

Thirty-two year after it started, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is seeing more interest from megayacht builders and buyers than before. As a result, show organizers have added Rybovich Superyacht Marina as a secondary location. It will host megayachts exceeding 200 feet (about 61 meters). The show, from March 23 to 26, has long Continue reading


Feadship Lagoon Cruisers 4 and 5 Emerge

The last two launches in a series of “small” cruisers from Feadship are the yard’s first two launches of the year. They’re the fourth and fifth Lagoon Cruisers, as they’re nicknamed, measuring 109’9”. The first of the five launched nearly a year ago, in February, followed by the next two within a few short weeks. Continue reading