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U.S.-Flagged Superyachts Exceeding 300 Gross Tons Now a Reality

“For at least a half century, ridiculous regulations prohibited American citizens from displaying their patriotism by flying an American flag on their yacht,” says Tilman J. Fertitta, the owner of the Westport Boardwalk and a longtime yachtsman. Those regulations have now changed. Thanks to an amendment passed with bipartisan support, private U.S.-flagged superyachts exceeding 300 gross Continue reading

Royal Huisman Project 400 Making Progress

In two years’ time, Royal Huisman will lay claim to having delivered one of the 10 largest sailing superyachts in the world. For now, the Dutch shipyard is two years into the construction of that yacht, which will additionally be the world’s largest aluminum sailing yacht. The code-named Royal Huisman Project 400 just completed a major Continue reading

SWS Custom 100 Coming From Southern Wind Shipyard

The long curve in the photo above is the high-performance hull of a new custom project in build at Southern Wind Shipyard. This SWS custom 100 (approximately 30-meter), with a confidential name for now, is the culmination of a conversation the client started a year ago. In fact, the owner, an experience sailor seeking a high-performance Continue reading