1. 33m Perla Nero ran aground in Croatia



33m Perla Nero  ran aground in the Sibenik channel, Croatia as shows footage that surfaced on social media on August, 8th. According to local publication, SibenikIn, the incident occurred during the night from Friday to Saturday. The publication further reported that the owners of Perla Nero had 5 days to remove the yacht before the task would fall on local authorities. No pollution, injuries or any significant damage to the yacht have been reported.




The 9th largest yacht in the world, 141m Yas, has been seen in Tarragona, Spain. She is based on the hull of a former Dutch navy frigate, the 130m HNLMS Piet Hein, a Kortenaer-class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy which was built by the Koninklijke Schelde Groep and launched in 1978. The frigate was sold in 1998 to the United Arab Emirates Navy where she was operated under the name Al Emirat and was decommissioned in 2008.




Prince Khaled bin Sultan, son of the late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, is best known in the yachting industry as the owner of the Golden Fleet which recently grew in size with the launch of the 123-meter Golden Odyssey. The Golden Fleet, which set up its home base in Porto Montenegro in 2012 through a 30-year lease, is however known not only for its size but also for its contribution to the conservation of the oceans through her owner's Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. As such, the fleet has travelled worldwide with scientists onboard to learn more about the world's oceans and their wildlife. In recognition of his contributions through the foundation, Prince Khaled bin Sultan was awarded the Perseus Award in 2012.




28.6m, Ferretti Yachts-built, Bellissima ran aground on August, 4th (approximately 14:00) near Pender Harbour, British Columbia, Canada. Water then poured from into the yacht from a hole in its hull. No one was injured as a result of the incident and no pollution was reported. According to witnesses, the yacht hit underwater rocks off Daniel Point, while coming out of the harbour and started heading back as it realized it had difficulties. The hole in the yacht's hull was eventually patched and the yacht was anchored near the harbour for further inspection.




Pelorus, the 115-meter superyacht built in 2003 by Lurssen, has reportedly been sold to Chinese billionaire, Samuel Tak Lee according to several sources in the industry. Built for the Saudi owner of 72m Coral Island, Pelorus was the 11th largest yacht in the world at the time of her launch and became Lurssen's newest flagship. A few months after delivery, the owner decided however to sell his masterpiece and it was Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich who came in with the highest bid to acquire the superyacht.




Maria La Via,  former CEO of Privilege Yard, and finance director Antonio Battista were placed under house arrest by order of the Civitavecchia power of attorney for alleged  fraudulent bankruptcy filings, tax crimes and violation of the anti-mafia legislation, La Repubblica reports. The men are accused of having used the shipyard’s money to purchase luxury cars such as a Ferrari and a Maserati for a total of €320,000. It is also turned out that Privilege Yard paid the rent for the house of Pasqualino Monti, president of the Civitavecchia port authority. 




South China Morning Post linked Malaysian financier Jho Low to 91.5m yacht Equanimity, which has recently entered Hong Kong with an unclear purpose of stay. The yachting press often cited Jho Low as the owner of the vessel, but his lawyers have denied this. You may know Low from his alleged involvement in the 1MDB scandal. Some sources claim that he sold some artwork earlier this year, giving rise to speculation the yacht may be sold to raise funds for Low and his associates before it can be seized by the US authorities.




Earlier this week, footage emerged on social media of David Guetta  and MC Hammer performing concerts on the 115-meter Pelorus. The #YachtCert involved no less than 5 superyachts, all anchored near the remote island of Bisevo in Croatia. Local sources suggest 115-meter Pelorus, 72m Kogo, 65m Infinite Shades (ex. Imagine), 54m Sea Force One, and 36m Galeocerdo were all gathered for the event in the Adriatic sea by Jimmy Lee, the son of a Chinese industrial. According to several reports, the yachts have been cruising together for a large portion of the summer.




85.6m Aquila (ex. Cakewalk)
 was re-delivered by the Cornwall-based, Pendennis Shipyard following a year-long refit programme which mainly focused on 750 square meters of the yacht's interior space. The largest yacht ever built in the US, Aquila has now become the largest yacht to have been refitted in the UK. Redman Whiteley Dixon and Susan Young Interiors collaborated on the refit which reconfigured the owner's suite, adding a 60-square meter private deck area and repositioned the Jacuzzi to the forward sun deck.




Dutch Yachting has recently shared the pictures of 53m trimaran Galaxy leaving IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Splashed at Latitude Yachts in Riga two months ago, the spaceship-like vessel features the exterior by Jean-Jacques Coste. The yacht was built from a GRP and carbon fibre composite and runs at 28 knots through twin 2600hp engines. 

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