Dynamiq Wants You to Customize Your Yacht on Your PC—Really

For decades, semi-custom and fully custom megayachts have had to take shape in a builder’s and/or designer’s office, with the owners and owners’ advisors there to convey preferences—and to do so primarily verbally. Dynamiq, a new company with a variety of high-profile and highly experienced partners, intends to change this. It allows buyers to choose Continue reading


Seven Sins Shows Off New Bow by Balk Shipyard: GALLERY

Refits resulting in a longer LOA normally involve extending decks. The work takes place aft or even amidships. In the case of Seven Sins, however, the owners made an unusual request. They asked Balk Shipyard to lengthen the bow of their 10-year-old megayacht. Seven Sins was delivered in 2005 by Heesen Yachts. At the time, Continue reading


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Azamanta Awaits Delivery at Heesen Yachts

Come July, the owner of Azamanta, christened last week at Heesen Yachts, will be enjoying his maiden cruise. The 180-foot (55-meter) Azamanta is the Dutch yard’s latest Fast Displacement launch. In fact, Azamanta is both Heesen’s largest Fast Displacement megayacht and the world’s largest such project. (Set to surpass her next year, however, is project Continue reading