Octopussy: 30th Anniversary of Record-Smashing Superyacht

In April of 1988, a 125-footer (38-meter) slid down the ways at Heesen Yachts. Certainly big for her time, the megayacht was even more noteworthy for her purpose. Her owner commissioned her to be the world’s fastest yacht. The owner: John Staluppi. The yacht: Octopussy. Thirty years later, Octopussy is still the stuff of legends. Continue reading


Much-Anticipated Megayachts for 2018

A new year means a fresh start in meeting goals. A goal for a number of owners is to take the keys, so to speak, of their new yachts. Finally, after three, four, or more years of planning, engineering, design, and construction, their much-anticipated megayachts are ready to head for the horizon. Many of us Continue reading


Sestante, Making Swift Work of Navigating

“It’s been a wonderful eight months or so,” sums up Frank Mulder of Mulder Design. A conversation that started at last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show led to the Sestante concept, the Baglietto 70M seen here. More than a large motoryacht, Sestante should cruise 30-percent faster than traditional displacement megayachts, with better range, too. Continue reading