The Darwin 96 from Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche hits a sweet spot in size, amenities and range. If you like the idea of a superyacht, but you’ve nowhere to put one, you should maybe have a word with Cantiere delle Marche. The Ancona, Italy, shipyard’s Darwin range might look like it’s cashing in on 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.
On BoardCantiere delle Marche Darwin 96
On BoardFerretti 750
Ferretti has designed its new 750 with options that broaden its appeal on the world stage. We should be wary of stereotypes, but sometimes they’re unavoidable. Spend any time among Europe’s hard-pressed boatbuilders and you’ll soon hear that Chinese customers don’t really care about the engine room, but they do want a big karaoke lounge. [...]
Breaking NewsWorld’s largest yacht, Lürssen’s Azzam, delivers
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 [...]
ElecTechThermal Imaging Cameras Feel The Heat
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show captains event touts the use of thermal imaging cameras to detect fires on board The high-profile fire aboard the catamaran Seafaris in Australia in October brought to the fore the dangers any vessel faces when such incidents occur out of reach of help. The 135-foot (41.1-meter) charter yacht burned to the [...]
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.