Footage surfaced yesterday on social media of the 35-meter yacht, Moon on fire in the Al Hamra Marina located in Ras Al Khaimah, 90km from Dubai, U.A.E. The causes of the fire remain, for now, unknown. The extent of the damage is yet to be determined however videos show a large part of the yacht's sundeck and of its upper deck have been destroyed by flames with smoke filling interior areas. 




Dutch Yachting has shared the photo of Y712 (Project Solar) leaving Oceanco’s shed in Alblasserdam yesterday. With 105m, Project Solar is the largest sailing yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Nuvolari Lenard Design is responsible for both the exterior and interior design and Oceanco & Dykstra Naval Architects for the naval architecture. The yacht features a DynaRig having the ability to operate entirely on solar power. 




156-meter Dilbar's massive scale has undoubtedly stunned the yachting industry upon its delivery earlier this year. An impressive feat for Lurssen, the megayacht became Alisher Usmanov's third yacht and the world's largest by gross tonnage. With a beam of 23 meters and a deep draft of 6 meters, the yacht's exterior was designed by Espen Oeino. Cabling used on board stretches over 1,100km with guests and owner's spaces totaling a combined 3,800 square meters of living space.




124m superyacht Katara caught fire around 11:30 am at Porto Montenegro. According to Vijesti, the fire originated in the engine room of the megayacht. Four vehicles and 15 firefighters managed to extinguish the flames in 15 minutes on one of the largest yachts in the world. 




47.6-meter Amphitrite, allegedly owned by the author of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling has been put up for sale at an asking price of €17,800,000. Built as Anatolia in 2001 at Turkey-based, Proteksan Turquoise, the superyacht has an Edwardian style, exterior design by Taka Yachts and an interior design by Redman Whitely Dixon. Capable of accommodating 10 guests in 5 cabins, the yacht carries a crew of 9. From a technical standpoint, she can cruise at 12 knots, powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 480hp each. 




Luiz De Basto unveiled design concept DP009 for a 91.5m Oceanco yacht in 2011. Now the project seems to become a reality as Jan Oosterboer from Dutch Yachting captured the transport of the superstructure while en route from Aluship in Gdansk, Poland to the Oceanco yard in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands.




German shipyard Lürssen is proud to announce that it is acquiring the Blohm+Voss yard. Pending approval from the German Fair Trade Commission, Lürssen will incorporate six yards with approximately 2800 employees in Northern Germany. 




Two days ago winners of the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show Awards were announced at a gala reception held at Monaco's Hotel Hermitage. 3 superyachts, selected from 13 nominees, split 4 awards amongst themselves. Galactica Super Nova, the 70-meter Heesen flagship delivered earlier in 2016, won the finest new superyacht award and the best interior design award70-meter sailing yacht, Sybaris also picked up an award at the ceremony for its exterior design. Genesi, the first yacht ever built by Italian shipyard, Wider picked up the MYS/RINA award given for its eco-friendliness by the Italian classification company, RINA.




The Monaco Yacht Show remains to this day the main event in the superyacht industry despite rising competition from other venues. The majority of vessels that will be docked in Port Hercules during the event have now been announced. Here is the list of the largest superyachts created in order of descending length. 




Last week Oceanco's 106m superyacht hit the water for the first time at the Keppel Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam. Dutch Yachting has captured these photos of Project Y712 while en route from Keppel Verolme to the Dutch shipyard's facility in Alblasserdam. Nuvolari Lenard Design is responsible for both the exterior and interior design and Oceanco & Dykstra Naval Architects for the naval architecture.

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Third Hull of the Successful FD92 Has Launched
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Austin Parker Has Sold the First Unit of Its Ibiza 85 Series
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