Najiba, Newly Launched at Feadship

Hull 699 slipped out of her build shed at Feadship yesterday, four years after a family decided to pursue the project. Bearing the name Najiba, which means “noble” in Arabic, the 190-footer (58-meter) is also the second-largest all-aluminum Feadship so far. What makes her more notable, though, is a first. Najiba is the first Feadship by Continue reading


Sailing Explorer Yacht—Yes, Sailing—From Vitruvius Yachts

“There are a lot of stereotypes in yachting that are not actually true,” asserts Philippe Briand. “A sailing yacht is not only for performance and racing. It can be just as suitable as a motoryacht when it comes to exploration, even with a touch more elegance.” The naval architect, head of the eponymous design studio, Continue reading


Refit Excellence Awards Go to Enigma XK, Axia

The explorer yacht Enigma XK and the sailing superyacht Axia (above) each earned a Refit Excellence Award last week. The honors recognized not just their refit yards, but also their captains and owners. The Refit Excellence Awards were given at the first-annual Refit International Exhibition & Conference. The event, held in Fort Lauderdale, intends to Continue reading