Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who has held the throne of Oman since seizing it in 1970, turning his country into a global diplomatic player, died last week. Additionally an avid superyacht owner, the sultan was 79 years old. The Oman News Agency released an announcement last weekend. It did not mention his cause of death.
Including the traditional coin welded to the structure, the keel-laying ceremony for the newest Nobiskrug megayacht took place yesterday. While many of the details behind Nobiskrug Project 794 remain confidential for now, the 203-footer (62-meter) is set for launch in early 2021. Nobiskrug Project 794 will eventually incorporate five decks, with styling by Espen Øino’s
Sunny skies greeted Atomic as she slipped into the Mediterranean Sea on June 10. It’s just the first of many tastes of salt water for the 210-footer (64-meter), since her owner intends to visit remote regions worldwide. Interestingly, Atomic is both a third and a second superyacht. She represents the third launch based on a
For the last several months, a project known as Shu has kept yacht watchers’ attention. Built at Lürssen, she was pretty secretive. Now that sea trials are over, the shipyard is sharing some information. Here are five fast facts finally confirmed about the superyacht still called Shu. 1. She’s bigger than we thought. She’s not
The massive megayacht code-named Thunder may not make a thundering sound when she travels. But her 443-foot (135-meter) LOA makes her presence abundantly clear. And, she surely turned many a head while conducting sea trials this week. Set for delivery next year from Lürssen, the megayacht remains under a partial publicity embargo. Her owner permitted the
Irimari is the first of a new series from Turkey-based Sunrise Yachts. She slipped into the water for the first time in April. This week, Sunrise Yachts provided video footage of that launch ceremony. Watch here as Irimari sees the traditional bottle of champagne break across her bow, after a touching speech given