EXTERIOR PHOTOS: Sandro Bertozi; INTERIORS: Michele Chiroli JR and Loren Ridinger have owned a few megayachts over the years. However, all were brokerage buys. This time around, the American couple decided, they’d take the leap into commissioning a yacht. Not just any yacht, though. Utopia IV had to be different. She needed speed. She needed
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.
Thanks to triple MTUs (coupled to triple KaMeWa waterjets), Flying Dagger should live up to her name. Just launched at Rossinavi yesterday, the custom megayacht has her sights set on a 27-knot top speed. Started as hull number FR036, the 161-foot (49-meter) Flying Dagger also went by the code name Aston. Given the all-aluminum megayacht’s
In the words of Rossinavi’s COO, Vector 50 is a “step change” for the Italian shipyard. The 160-foot (48.8-meter) megayacht marks the third Rossinavi signed for an American owner in the past seven years. While the design has, of course, been in the works for a while, the client signed the contract during last month’s
Launch day is a cause for celebration, especially for yacht owners. So, when owners choose “Utopia” as part of their yacht’s name, you know their feelings are all the more passionate. The morning of March 10 saw a multitude of emotions at Rossinavi as Utopia IV slipped into the water for the first time. Feelings
After handing over 10 megayachts in a series, a yacht builder could be forgiven for sticking with the same styling features. No need to mess with success, right? ISA Yachts didn’t entirely agree when it came to the ISA Sport 120. The original curvy styling by Andrea Valicelli received a subtle makeover in time for