Megayacht News Onboard: Newcastle Shipyards’ Safira

    ALL PHOTOS: Charles Datlen, Tom Thurston Expedition megayachts conjure images of hard-charging vessels capable of tackling tough conditions yet fully outfitted with luxury accoutrements. To that end, Safira, a 129-footer (39.3-meter) started at Newcastle Shipyards and finished by her owners’ team, fits the bill. Her rugged exterior is complemented by design and engineering Continue reading


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Megayacht News Onboard: Newcastle Shipyards’ Harbour Island

The 180-foot (54.9-meter) Harbour Island may be the largest megayacht to date from Florida-based Newcastle Shipyards, but the volume and amenities she offers are the real story behind her. Harbour Island was commissioned by an experienced American owner who had enjoyed the 122-foot (37.3-meter) Bon Bon (now Shogun) for several years. He further made Bon Continue reading


Newcastle Shipyards Building Expedition Megayacht Chuggaboom

Newcastle Shipyards made a name for itself by building expedition megayachts, and it continues the tradition with Chuggaboom. At 117 feet (54 meters) LOA, Chuggaboom is also the largest project it has under construction at present. More than just rugged in appearance, Chuggaboom is actually a Research Vessel Yacht from the famed design studio Vripack. Continue reading