The 459-foot (140-meter) megayacht bearing the code name Project Lightning is still receiving her final fit-out features and amenities in Germany. However, true to her code name, she put on quite a visual show one evening this month. Her colorful exterior deck lighting accentuates her place as one of the largest yachts in the world,
There’s nothing quite like a yacht launch to start the year off. In the early morning hours on January 18, Soaring slipped into the water and came into better view in Germany. While she’s remaining on site at Abeking & Rasmussen for a while longer for final finishing work, she already has charter guests looking
The closing days of 2019 saw Turquoise Yachts undertake a significant step. The semi-confidential Turquoise 74M yacht project NB66 moved from the builder’s shipyard in Kocaeli to its other facility in Pendik, Turkey. The megayacht did so within Turquoise’s own 2,500-ton-capacity floating dock. Now that she is in place for interior outfitting, the 239-foot Vallicelli-designed
Plenty of megayacht owners have speedboats, or chase boats, as tenders. But a 76-foot (23-meter) chase boat? Welcome to Stargazer, a most unusual, and most welcome, twist on the concept. Delivered just several months ago, Stargazer is even more remarkable for being a tender for a sailing superyacht owner. This owner wanted a boat that
December 19 was an exciting day for citizens all along some of the canals of The Netherlands. Feadship Project 707 headed past their homes, under tow, for arrival at the yacht builder’s Aalsmeer facility for final fit out. The 251-foot (76.5-meter) megayacht made for impressive shots as she passed through the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam.
Another name for a launch ramp is, of course, a slipway. Related to this, oftentimes commercial shipyards say a vessel under construction is “on the ways.” (Occasionally, yacht builders still use the same terminology.) Once that same vessel is ready for launch, the act of sliding toward the water is known as heading “down the