Project Phi, a Study in Balance From Royal Huisman

Megayachts never materialize overnight. Project Phi, for example, has been in the works for some time. Specifically, her owner and Cor D. Rover Design have had numerous conversations over several years. She’s coming to reality thanks to bringing in Van Oossanen Naval Architects, well versed in balancing low-volume restrictions with high performance. Furthermore, in Royal Continue reading


Going Bigger: Announcing the Astondoa 120 Century

As part of the series celebrating its 100th anniversary, Astondoa currently has a new Century megayacht in build. She’s the 120 Century. Astondoa turned 100 years old in 2016. Its roots go back to brothers, Jesús and José Astondoa Martínez, who made wooden rowboats for fishermen in Portugalete, Spain. Today, the third generation of that Continue reading


Bye Bye, Botti: Benetti Bids Goodbye to Latest Megayacht

About two months after she first slipped into salt water, Botti has embarked on her maiden voyage. Botti belongs to the Benetti Mediterraneo 116 series. In fact, she’s hull number three. You might remember that hull number two, Mr. Loui, began making memories last fall. It’s worth noting that the first launch in the Mediterraneo 116 Continue reading