PHOTO: Tom van Oossanen American owners have their long-awaited megayacht from Hakvoort in their hands. Scout, which is the largest-ever yacht from the Dutch builder, saw delivery this week. Her rugged exterior styling hints that this custom yacht is atypical. In fact, the overall aesthetic blends industrial maritime looks with imaginative design details. Scout, which
Global cruising is within reach for the owners of Scout. The new Hakvoort set off on her initial set of sea trials last week. We finally have a good look at the nearly completed megayacht. Scout, built for cruising to distant shores, emerged into the public eye a few weeks before the holidays last year.
The last year of the decade has dawned. That calls for reflection on what’s to come. For us, it especially means taking a look at highly awaited launches and deliveries. Every year, of course, holds the promise of fascinating projects. But, with bigger boats than ever in build, and technology blazing new paths, the 12
Springtime next year likely can’t come soon enough for the owners of Scout. Their long-awaited, super-size superyacht slipped out of Hakvoort’s build shed this weekend. At 209 feet (63.72 meters), Scout is the Dutch yard’s biggest build to date. Due to her height, Scout can’t be completed within that shed. Therefore, she moved to Amsterdam
Boats are getting bigger, and with that comes a longer wait for delivery. Bilgin Yachts believes it can attract those who don’t want such a delay, with a newly started project, the Bilgin 220. With construction begun in June, the megayacht should be finished within three years’ time. While she’s not the shipyard’s biggest project—the
In just over two weeks, the Monaco Yacht Show will bring together nearly 600 exhibitors from around the world. They represent megayacht builders and designers, gear suppliers, marinas, and more. Of course, thousands of visitors attend, too. The event is superyacht-specific, with approximately 120 vessels in the water. One-third are making their global debuts, too.