After a record build pace of less than three years from steel cutting, acclaimed global yacht builder Lürssen announces the highly anticipated delivery of Azzam, the world’s largest yacht to date. The literally enormous achievement was made possible through the guidance and leadership of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the principal designer who derived the [...]
Our Fort Lauderdale issue is out now! Inside this issue, see what's coming at the world's largest boat show and get up close with some amazing new builds. We feature Heesen's Galactica Star, CRN's J'Ade and Royal Huisman's Kamaxitha. Also, step on board Monte Carlo's MCY86, the Johnson 79, Monte Fino's 85 ecHo and Outer Reef's 720. Our Making Waves section covers news from all over the industry and in this issue's Private Yacht Vacations section, see why the South Pacific is the next hot charter destination. Our Your Yacht Your Money section includes an article from contributor Danielle Butler on the recently implemented MLC 2006 and how those regulations will impact your yacht and we also peek into the life of yachtsman and yard owner Charlie Dana. As a special bonus, we're also featuring the photography of Onne van der Wal in a stunning photo essay covering some incredible Harbors of Refuge. Also, don't forget to stop by and see us on our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news from the global yachting community.
Breaking NewsWorld’s largest yacht, Lürssen’s Azzam, delivers
EventsFort Lauderdale International Boat Show finds renewed optimism, sunny skies
Five days of ocean breezes and sunshine set a spirited tone over the 54th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this month. Show organizers reported that gate attendance for the entire show was up 28 percent from the prior year and the highest since the 2006 show, and that exhibit space was the largest it [...]
Your Yacht Your MoneyVessel finance: Do you really know your options?
Whether as an individual or a corporate entity, purchasing for the first time or refinancing, or whether the yacht of your dreams is ready to make its first splash or is well broken in, there are many facets to financing a marine vessel. As a capital investment, a yacht requires considerable expertise during the acquisition [...]
Industry NewsCoast Guard Balances Budget Crisis
The ongoing political stalemate in Washington has pushed the Coast Guard into its worst budget crisis in more than two decades, the service’s highest-ranking officer said earlier this year during his annual State of the Coast Guard address.
Your Yacht Your MoneyMaritime Labor Convention 2006 and Its Effects on Yachting
On August 20, 2013, the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) came into force. It will impact owners’ ability to commercially charter their yachts and will change the way we build yachts. Devised to protect the unprotected crew, the MLC adds another burdensome layer of governance on yachting.
Industry NewsNew Lines and Launches
Take a look at what’s coming from both Boston Whaler and the U.K.-based Fairline.