The second of Heesen’s redesigned 5000 Aluminum Class megayachts has marked a milestone. Project Sapphire is showing off her sleek styling, now that her hull and superstructure have joined together. Reflecting seemingly carved, sharp lines, the yacht retains the family feel of multiple predecessors, although with a bit more modern flair. Similarly, she stays true
Sold toward the end of last year, the semi-custom B107 from Bering Yachts recently celebrated her keel-laying ceremony. This should allow the owner to begin cruising toward the end of next year. The megayacht, whose LOA is actually 108 feet (33 meters), is the latest in the builder’s long-range cruiser lineup, a.k.a. its Exploration Yachts.
In looking at Polaris, you’d likely expect her to stick to warm-water cruising grounds that megayachts prefer. Interestingly, though, her looks are deceiving. Not only is she heading out into icy waters, but also Polaris is for polar conditions. In fact, her owner requested an unusual ice classification right from the very start. Rossinavi launched
The reasons why yacht owners enjoy their boats so much is pretty simple. “Space and time are two of the most important factors on everyone’s wish list,” says Stefano De Vivo, the managing director of Wally. More space to enjoy more time led the shipyard to create the Wally WHY200, which is in build right
For years, the large powered megayachts and sailing superyachts were limited in terms of refit and service in the South Pacific. As of January 13, however, they have broader options. Auckland-based Orams Marine’s new TraveLift gives it the ability to haul out some hefty cruisers. In fact, on that day, the shipyard used its new
Capt. Patricia Caswell, Gulf Craft’s quality-control manager, took the helm of hull number one of the Majesty 175 during her recent sea trials. “She has performed brilliantly,” Caswell says. It was the culmination of four years of work to launch the world’s largest production-built fiberglass yacht. According to the shipyard, the Majesty 175 hit a