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Golden Touch II Charter Stopped by Coast Guard in Miami

The owner and charter operator for the megayacht Golden Touch II may have to pay nearly $41,500 in fines. The U.S. Coast Guard halted a charter aboard in Miami over the weekend after finding several violations. According to the Coast Guard, crew from its Coast Guard Station Miami unit boarded Golden Touch II on Sunday. Continue reading


Classic Superyacht Alicia Wraps 3-Year Refit to Original Design

In 1930, the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Michigan launched one of just eight yachts it ever built. The 142-foot (43.28-meter) megayacht Janidore was massive for her time. Even larger today, at 163’6” (49.86 meters), she’s still cruising, as the classic superyacht Alicia, thanks to a massive restoration at UK-based SMS. What’s more, the yacht more accurately Continue reading


Princess Y85 Joins UK Builder’s Fast Flybridge Models

Flying-bridge yachts aren’t just sporty in profile. They traditionally have sporty speeds, too. If you’re among the first buyers of Princess Yachts’ latest such model, you should enjoy top speeds approaching 33 knots. She’s the Princess Y85, joining two existing models in the Y Class series, the Y88 and Y78. The reported 33-knot top end (at Continue reading