Hitting top speeds approaching 16 knots, the new Excellence embarked on her first set of sea trials today in Germany. In the process, she gave the yachting community better looks at her dramatic and decidedly uncharacteristic styling. This new Excellence is reportedly the sixth same-named megayacht for her owner. We say “reportedly” because the
PHOTOS: Tom van Oossanen Excitement filled the air in Germany this morning, as the newest launch at Abeking & Rasmussen came out of her build shed. While her build and design teams called her Project 6505 until now, the megayacht is the newest Excellence, for an avid American yacht owner. Abeking & Rasmussen has had
Earlier this week, Heesen invited journalists to its yard in Oss, The Netherlands to celebrate the keel laying for its largest build to date, the 265-foot (80.7-meter) Project Cosmos. Though Heesen has established a reputation for groundbreaking builds, it may conquer its biggest challenge yet with this design. How do you build a very large
Last week, the Amels staff enjoyed their own private aurora borealis show. Unlike the famous atmospheric event, though, this light show took place in its own drydock. Aurora Borealis, the first Amels 220, showed off her lines under gleaming green lights the evening before she slipped out into daylight for the first time. Amels previously
As she sat inside her covered drydock at the Amels shipyard, Project Waka floated on her lines for the first time. The major milestone, which took place on March 16, represented a further milestone for the Dutch builder. Project Waka is the first megayacht in the Amels 220 series, part of its Limited Editions offerings.
“The build process is often cloaked in darkness and secrecy, so on this occasion, we are enormously happy to be able to share our innovations and processes.” So says Holger Kahl, managing director of Nobiskrug. He’s speaking about Black Shark, the 253-foot (77-meter) megayacht whose keel laying took place just today. As much as that