Watch any classic film involving the sea, and the ships have an undeniable magnetism. They not only look robust, but in scene after scene stand up to Mother Nature. Similarly, Liebowitz & Partners’ Commodore 57 conveys capability in crisscrossing oceans, albeit for more pleasant purposes. Plus, akin to the ranking officer of a navy, the
Did you know that a type of vegan leather comes from pineapple leaves, without chemicals? Or that olive leaves can eliminate chemicals in tanning real leather? These, along with off-cut marbles, sustainably managed hardwoods, and other natural materials all characterize the Barefoot and Moonlight designs. From Winch Design, they’re for the 197-foot Amels 60 series.
An ever-so-brief announcement has the global fashion and yachting industries eager to learn more. Giorgio Armani and The Italian Sea Group are collaborating on a new megayacht, set for delivery in about three years. The shipyard group, which brings together the Admiral and Tecnomar brands of motoryachts, shared the news yesterday. It followed reports in
Rien Moonen, who established the Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts, died suddenly on March 29. He was 84 years old. Born in 1936, Moonen was one of 11 children, and the second-born son. His father owned a painting company, which he took interest in at a young age. In fact, he was just 15 when
In Italian, “Isola” means “island.” While an island can be isolating, in the case of the Bannenberg & Rowell Isola yacht concept, it has a more positive meaning. The design balances the human needs for escapism and freedom with those of personal protection and wellness. The design studio reached out to colleagues in Europe to
Plenty of owners feel excited, even lucky, when their new yacht launches. The owners of the new Van der Valk Helga have even more heightened emotions, fitting for the Old Norse meaning of their yacht’s name. “Helga” means “blessed.” The 85-footer is the fifth Van der Valk 26M project. Even with that, though, she is