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

Spectre Outfitting Begins at Benetti: VIDEO

James Bond would be proud. The 226-foot (69-meter) Spectre, now with her hull and superstructure joined, entered Benetti’s outfitting shed this month. She made the transit from her initial construction facility to Benetti’s shipyard in Livorno, Italy. If you’ve followed the yachting industry for a while, no doubt you know that Spectre belongs to John Continue reading