Southern Wind Shipyard Plots Its Future Course

A combination of longtime shipyard executives as well as customers now runs Southern Wind Shipyard. This follows the sudden death of the shipyard’s founder just last month. Willy Persico, who established the shipyard in South Africa in 1991, died on May 12. According to a statement from Southern Wind today, Persico had already mapped out Continue reading


Oyster Yachts Adds Eddie Jordan, Rob Humphreys to Board

PHOTOS: Mike Jones Several weeks after new ownership took over, Oyster Yachts has added Eddie Jordan, a high-profile auto-racing and yacht-owning figure, to its board. Furthermore, it’s added Rob Humphreys, a well-known yacht designer. Oyster Yachts re-emerged with entrepreneur Richard Hadida at the helm in March. This followed the company suddenly going into administration the Continue reading


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JR & Loren Ridinger on Utopia IV’s Maiden Voyage

“Loren and I are having the time of our lives as we set forth on our first great adventure onboard Utopia IV.” So writes JR Ridinger, who with his wife Loren owns this newly delivered megayacht from Rossinavi.  The Ridingers just departed the shipyard aboard their 207-foot (63-meter) yacht this week. What’s more, they’re chronicling Continue reading