A Look Ahead: Most Anticipated Megayachts of 2019

The last year of the decade has dawned. That calls for reflection on what’s to come. For us, it especially means taking a look at highly awaited launches and deliveries. Every year, of course, holds the promise of fascinating projects. But, with bigger boats than ever in build, and technology blazing new paths, the 12 Continue reading

Tis on Sea Trials at Lürssen

PHOTO: Carl Groll/TheYachtPhoto.com Tis the season for sea trials—specifically, for Tis, one of the latest Lürssen launches. Tis has been going through her paces for the past day or so. Judging from publicly available data, she’s hit some impressive speeds, nearing a 19-knot top end several times. Unlike most of the German builder’s projects, Tis Continue reading

“Backbone” Promises Heesen’s Project Cosmos Will Hit 30 Knots

A buyer’s representative called Mark Cavendish, Heesen Yachts’ sales director, with a special request. Actually, two special requests. The first: a 262-footer (80-meter). The second: “She had to be fast—preferably reaching the magic 30 knots,” Cavendish says. Project Cosmos, the largest-length and largest-volume megayacht in Heesen’s history, posed a challenge. How do you keep weight Continue reading