Aviva Bids Farewell to Abeking & Rasmussen: VIDEO

With three blasts of her horns, Aviva said goodbye to Abeking & Rasmussen this weekend and hello to her maiden voyage.   The 321-footer (98-meter) saluted her builder as she departed on Saturday. (You can hear the horns about halfway through the video embedded below.) Despite murky skies, her striking blue hull and styling by Continue reading


Heesen Project Maia Premieres

The latest in Heesen’s 50M full-displacement series premiered to the press today at the Dutch shipyard. She’s Project Maia, set for hand-over in 2018. Heesen turned to two studios, previous collaborators, for styling and interior design of the steel-hulled megayacht. Clifford Denn Design drew inspiration from a number of sports cars for the sleek, curvy Continue reading


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Bravo! Project Bravo, Oceanco Y718, Emerges

It’s a busy new year so far for Oceanco. Hull numbers Y712 (a.k.a. Project Solar) and Y715 are undergoing sea trials. Project Jubilee, also known as Y714, at launched earlier this month. At 361 feet (110 meters), she’s the largest private yacht built in The Netherlands. Now, just last evening, Y718 floated out of her Continue reading