For nearly 200 years, Riva has symbolized sophistication on the water. In recent times, the yacht builder has expanded into landlubber luxury, through its Riva Lounges, Privées, and Decks. These exclusive venues don’t just celebrate the spirit of the shipyard. They also surround you with the looks and feels of the materials outfitting the famous
For the past several months, yachting organizations have been working with French customs officials to clarify new yacht-charter regulations. These regulations involve a steep tariff on U.S.-built megayachts, and their tenders, chartering in European waters. The European Commission for Professional Yachting (ECPY), a trade association engaged in the discussions, has obtained new guidance for U.S.-built
You likely have seen and read lists of the world’s largest yachts. You may have even read lists ranking America’s largest yachts. Here’s a new one: the most popular countries for cruising when it comes to the superyacht set. The places on that list may, or may not, surprise you. Among the top 10 countries
Gayle Force is big by some boat owners’ standards, but she is small compared to many of the yachts that have ventured to Antarctica. Her 96-foot (29.24-meter) size had nothing to do with her ability to travel there, though. Her owners’ determination, her captain’s confidence, and their faith in proven construction and engineering teams made
PHOTO: YouTube The charter yacht that appeared in season two of the reality show Below Deck Mediterranean has a return engagement. This June, the superyacht Sirocco will appear on American television screens again, in season four. The first season of Below Deck Mediterranean aired stateside in 2016. Sirocco starred in season two, the following year.
UPDATE, APRIL 5, 2019: The ECPY held yet another meeting with French customs authorities yesterday. The yachting trade organization therefore has additional clarifications regarding the tariff. 1. U.S.-built, commercially registered yachts imported before June 22, 2018 do not have to pay the 25-percent tariff if they return this year under the Returned Goods Relief program.