Cecilia, Wider 165: Megayacht News Onboard

“Casual luxury” is not a contradiction in terms. Neither, for that matter, is “environmentally friendly yacht.” Cecilia, the Wider 165, brings these two concepts together cohesively, without one ever impacting the other. In some ways, Cecilia is similar to Bartali, the Wider 150 which premiered in 2016. For instance, they each have a beach club Continue reading


Stealth 46M ARV, Cunning Craft to Make a Statement

You may not recognize the studio name Peter Bolke Design. But, surely you recognize some of the work by its owner. Peter Bolke was senior designer for Dubois Naval Architects. In fact, he worked for the company for more than two decades. Among his duties, Bolke collaborated on the superyacht sloop Ngoni, Dubois’ last project. Continue reading


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Paul Allen: 1953-2018

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and an avid megayacht owner, died October 15 in Seattle. The cause: complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. Allen owned numerous yachts and other vessels throughout the years. He built or refitted them to specifications that advanced technology within the marine industry on multiple levels. He also used Continue reading