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

Royal Huisman Project 404, Performance Cruising Sloop, Set for 2022

Measuring 195’9” (59.7 meters), Project 404 from Royal Huisman will be a substantial-size sailing yacht come delivery. What’s more, the shipyard promises “unprecedented performance” and a variety of technologies that are either new to market or still in development. The owner of this sloop wishes to cruise the world while simultaneously enjoying spirited sailing. Furthermore, Continue reading

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Samurai, Sunday Superyacht Video

Super sleek, and super cool, Samurai is also a super story. An American who treasured offshore racing commissioned a fast schooner from the French shipyard CMN in the early 2000s. He took delivery of what would become the world-famous, world-record-breaker Mari Cha IV in 2003. As just one example, this 138-footer (42-meter) averaged 19.5 knots Continue reading