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Galactica Star Frozen in Panama Papers Investigation

The Nigerian government is preventing the owner of Galactica Star from dealing with or even disposing of her. It alleges he purchased her with diverted profits from oil sales. The information comes as part of the latest Panama Papers report. The Panama Papers involves the leak of 11.5 million financial and legal documents from a Continue reading

Sharp-Looking Samurai Slips Into Water

She’s christened Samurai, and she’s a 197-footer (60-meter) bearing the fast-displacement hull form that proves fuel efficiency can be achieved even at higher speeds. She’s the first such megayacht from Alia Yachts. The yard, in Antalya, Turkey, builds all-custom craft in the 98- to 197-foot (30- to 60-meter) market, both power and sail. (On a Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: Perry van Oossanen, Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Peter (Piet in Dutch) van Oossanen founded Van Oossanen & Associates in 1992. In 2011 the company was renamed Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and in January 2012 his son Perry van Oossanen, together with Niels Moerke, were appointed directors in charge of the daily running of the company. Perry is responsible for the naval architecture Continue reading