Not one, but two big megayachts are in the proposal stage at Royal Huisman, in combination with two major design studios. What’s more, one is a sailing yacht, accompanied by a motoryacht. Though the sailing yacht, Project Lotus, is getting bigger billing, so to speak, they’re meant to travel the world together. Royal Huisman is
Private cruises are on the itinerary for the happy owner of the new Sunreef 80 Gija. The sailing catamaran is currently in Northern European waters, having seen delivery just in recent weeks. Gija, as her model name suggests, measures 80 feet (24.4 meters), with an elbowroom-friendly 37’7” (11.5-meter) beam, thanks to her twin hulls. In
We Americans love our boats. In fact, 141.6 million Americans go boating each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. In addition, 12 million boats are registered stateside. The vast majority of these boats, though, are a lot smaller than superyachts. Regardless, regular research in the large-yacht sector does show that Americans own upwards
Fifteen years after it acquired a stake in Fraser Yachts, the Azimut-Benetti Group has sold the company to MarineMax. The move is meant to bolster the presence of Benetti in the American market. Simultaneously, it allows MarineMax to expand further into megayacht territory. MarineMax has enjoyed strong ties with the Azimut-Benetti Group for some time.
Despite a salvage company pulling her from the waters off Menorca, Spain, the sailing superyacht My Song cannot be repaired. The confirmation comes from her owner. My Song fell overboard from a Peters & May transport ship on May 26. The incident occurred in France’s Gulf of Lion. She was en route from the
PHOTO: Jeff Brown In the United States, the Tariff Act of 1930 impacts foreign-flagged yachts for sale to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters. It requires duty to be paid up front, in keeping with all products imported into the country for sale. A Florida Congressman is sponsoring a bill to change this. It’s his