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


White, Latest Heesen Launch, Set for April Hand Over

What more suitable name for a white yacht with a color scheme including white than, well, White? She’s the 163’4” (49.8-meter) that started construction at Heesen Yachts as Project Ayla. She celebrated her christening on February 8 and then made her first appearance in the water outside the shipyard’s sheds. Also referred to previously by Continue reading


Megayacht News Onboard: Home, by Heesen

INTERIOR PHOTOS: David Churchill Due to their luxury amenities, megayachts often seem like floating vacation homes. For some owners, that is indeed the sole purpose. For others, though, there’s also a deeper appreciation of technology. In fact, some are particularly concerned with consuming less fuel. They therefore research options like diesel-electric propulsion. However, some shipyards Continue reading