The end of the year is often a time of reflection. With six days ‘til the start of 2018, we decided to take a look back at the biggest megayacht deliveries of 2017. If you’re an avid yacht watcher, you’ll remember at least a few of these quite well. What you may be surprised by,
Royal Huisman started the month of November on a high note, with the launch of the classic ketch Aquarius. Previously also called RH399, her project number, Aquarius began construction in 2014. She has the time-honored physical characteristics that tend to turn heads. These include long overhangs, oval ports, a blue hull, and varnished topsides. In fact,
Her design dates back to the 1930s, but she’s a thoroughly modern sailing superyacht. Rainbow is also undoubtedly one of the most-watched yachts in the world. A big reason for that is her J Class heritage. The 131-foot (40-meter) Rainbow is a replica of the winner of the 1937 America’s Cup, bearing the same name.
Black Pearl does it again. The largest sailing superyacht in the world has the yachting industry, and yacht watchers worldwide, buzzing, now that she’s deployed her sails. Fellow yachting website Yacht Harbour, which publishes a mix of industry news and consumer news, secured the video below, sharing it via Facebook. Within an hour of us sharing
The year was 1913. Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island launched a sailing yacht so large for her era, it was all the more remarkable. The 109-foot (about 33-meter) Vagrant (below) slipped down the ways, to the design of the renowned Nat Herreshoff. A century later, she’s still sailing, with an owner passionate about preserving
Dutch citizens enjoying a nice summer day at the beach got an extra treat this week as Black Pearl conducted sea trials just offshore. Also known as Oceanco Y712, and as Project Solar, Black Pearl is the largest sailing superyacht in the world. LOA comes in at 348 feet (106 meters), with an equally impressive