Michael Koppstein, U.S. Brand Ambassador for Lürssen: 1953-2019

Michael Koppstein, a longtime captain and U.S. representative for European superyacht builders, most recently Lürssen, died over the weekend, of a heart attack. He was 65 years old. Born in December 1953 in Australia, Koppstein grew up sailing, enjoying the pastime on weekends. While he pursued a higher-education degree in engineering design and construction, he Continue reading


Sailing Superyacht Seven, Perini Navi’s 62nd, Sees the Water

PHOTO: Perini Navi/Giuliano Sargentini Perini Navi has come a long way since Fabio Perini first opened its doors in Italy in 1983. The yacht construction now includes launch number 62, the sailing superyacht Seven. At 197 feet (60 meters), she is part of the shipyard’s 60m series. Launch took place this past Saturday, with the Continue reading


Perini Navi 60M Series Gains Another Ketch

The old saying “the third time’s the charm” applies to Perini Navi’s newest contract. The yard has signed the third ketch in its 60m Series. The 60m Series so far includes Seahawk (pictured), a ketch delivered in 2013, and most recently Perseus^3, a sloop. An additional 60m Series ketch contract was announced in April 2014. Continue reading