1. Serial yacht owners: Dilbar

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.

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. 

Yacht Harbour has received a photo of 156m Lurssen yacht Dilbar moored in Antibes. The megayacht is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov and is named after his mother. She is also Mr Usmanov's third yacht. Dilbar spent most of the summer season in Sardinia, Italy and the South of France

Overmarine Group announces the sale of its first 54m flagship of the new Fast Displacement line, Mangusta GranSport 54, designed by Alberto Mancini. Officially presented a year ago, during the Monaco Yacht Show as a design concept, Mangusta GranSport is the Overmarine Group’s brand new line of fast displacement yachts. This line combines technical features such as speed, greater range and limited consumption with extraordinary levels of comfort.

Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco has launched its 106m sailing yacht Y712. She becomes the first sailing yacht to be entirely constructed by the shipyard. Unveiled last week, the superyacht has exterior and interior design by Nuvolari & Lenard. Oceanco & Dykstra Naval Architects were responsible for the naval architecture. The 2,700 GT superyacht features a DynaRig having the ability to operate entirely on solar power. 

A luxury yacht caught fire and and capsized in mid-sea off Penang, Malaysia, today leaving three people injured and one person missing, according to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.  The vessel had left the yacht club in Langkawi at about 7pm yesterday for Singapore and it is believed that a fire broke out at the engine section and there was an explosion. 

Benetti has announced at the past Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 the new sale of a third Delfino 95. Hull n.BD103 will be delivered in 2018, in the same year with her other two sisters. Delfino 95 will be the new displacement yacht from the Class D range, a 29-meter luxury yacht that promises to be so incredible, both for design and for performance, that her owner is willing to wait for two years to have his own Benetti 95. The new yacht will feature stylish external lines, designed by Giorgio Cassetta, while renowned designer Achille Salvagni, who has already signed several successful collaborations with Azimut | Benetti Group, will give Delfino 95 a beautiful and elegant internal design.

The 30-meter Kohubadelivered by Princess Yachts earlier this year as part of its popular M Class, was built for Anders Kirk Johansen, heir to the Lego empire and owner of Viking according to the Financial Times. The yacht, pictured here above in Grand Harbour Marina, Malta, was designed by Olesinski together with the in-house Princess Design Studio team. Kohuba was also the largest yacht on display at the latest Boot Dusseldorf show. The superyacht's alluring amenities include an impressive flybridge and a spacious master room, located on the main deck.

Famous engineer, Charles Bombardier has presented Seataci - a luxury cruise ship that could navigate in shallow waters with an eco-friendly propulsion system. Bombardier sees the potential in mimicking the cetacean by propelling the yacht with whale tail-inspired technology. Whale tails could prove more efficient than propellers, according to Bombardier, generating less underwater noise, and allowing the ship to sail in shallower waters without damage to the hull.

Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has revealed its latest superyacht project, the Dart 65. Measuring 65m, the superyacht features naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects, while Winch Design is responsible for the exterior design. Dart 65 is able to accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms as well as a crew of 16. Performance wise the superyacht is powered by two MTU 16V 2000 M72 1,440kW diesel engines providing her a top speed of 17.5 knots and cruising speed of 14 knots.

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Third Hull of the Successful FD92 Has Launched
Horizon shipyard has informed us about the third sale of the successful brand-new tri-deck FD92. FD Series were designed by Cor D. Rover and are characterized by a spacious interior and expansive windows to the High-Performance Piercing Bow and hull design. The latest FD92 features a five-stateroom layout with an on-deck master, crew quarters and a beach club. Outfitted in satin walnut with high-gloss wenge and oak accents, the main deck is laid out in the traditional configuration, with the main salon aft and formal dining and galley amidships. The master stateroom encompasses the yacht’s 23’ 3” beam and features a his-and-hers en suite. The television is fitted within a stylish full-height leather wall panel and a leather love seat to port invites relaxation while enjoying the views afforded by the large stateroom windows. Throughout the main and upper decks, electric window treatments provide shade and privacy when desired.The lower deck foyer is equipped with a mini bar to service the three queen and convertible twin staterooms. The televisions have all been fitted within full-height leather wall panels. The beach club offers a bar with two fixed stools and a large convertible sofa/daybed.On the upper deck, the enclosed skylounge houses the helm station, lounge seating with an organic shaped coffee table, and a dayhead. The boat deck aft houses a fully equipped bar with stools, icemaker and refrigeration, while the large jacuzzi tub with its own bar counter and stools can be covered to serve as an additional sunpad. A tender or two jet skis can be stowed furthest aft and replaced with lounge seating when launched.Powered by twin MTU 10V2000 M96L engines of 1,600hp each, the latest FD92 is scheduled to make its debut in the United States in April 2021.Horizon Yacht, a subsidiary company of Horizon Group, was co-founded in 1987 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Since then, Horizon has become the leading Asian yacht brand in the luxury yacht market.Credits: Horizon Yacht
Austin Parker Has Sold the First Unit of Its Ibiza 85 Series
The US Austin Parker Yachts has announced the sale of the first hull in its 27m Ibiza 85 series.The Ibiza 85 represents the shipyard’s flagship with its 27 (89’) meters in length.Sporting features encompassing class, distinctive style, innovative solutions with design and technological proposals were made in close partnership with the Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design. Austin Parker Yachts mentioned that all these features make Ibiza 85 ‘the ideal boat for more mature owners’. The cockpit is equipped with a sundeck, and, under it, there is a hangar housing the tender and other accessories, as well as a dining area with a central table and ten seats.Under a streamlined hardtop there are sofas and furniture equipped to serve the dining area and refrigerators and freezers.A 7m beam, combined with the 27m L.O.A. of the boat, allows five independent cabins, each equipped with a bathroom and shower, a large kitchen and accommodation for three crew members.Ibiza 85 can reach a top speed of 45 knots, and her cruising speed varies between 38 and 40 knots. The first unit is scheduled to launch in June 2022.Austin Parker offers a range of vessels with more contemporary architectural solutions, with slanting sterns, low over the water, that give an even sleeker profile to the familiar Austin Parker hull with its high, solid bows. A modern, individual look was made under the direction of Italian firm Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design. The range comprises three walk-around models, Ibiza 38′, Ibiza 44′ and Ibiza 52′; two motor yacht models Mahòn 46′ and Mahòn 52′; and the larger flying bridge line and two Palma 62′ and Palma 66′models. The Austin Parker offering is completed by two designs of larger yachts: Ibiza 85 WA in fiberglass and AL 86 flying bridge in aluminium, both with innovative, functional design, and intended for the discerning owner looking for a vessel that will respond to their passions for yachting.Credits: Austin Parker
Azimut Yachts Is Introducing an A-Room, a Virtual Theatre Showroom
Azimut Yachts is introducing a new channel to communicate with customers and fans of the brand. A-Room is a virtual showroom created specifically to provide previews of all its new models. Visitors to the A-Room will connect to a 3D virtual space designed to look like an Azimut Yachts stand, which they can move around in complete freedom, interacting with the content. Split into themed areas, including a theatre for presentations, corners dedicated to individual Collections, and mega screens with videos of the latest models, the main aim of the virtual showroom is to be the new stage on which the shipyard’s latest novelties are presented.The A-Room will showcase the brand’s latest models, upcoming news and novelties in the world of Azimut Yachts. Users will be offered live streamed events organised for new yacht launches, previews of innovative content and other initiatives designed to engage with the audience of customers and fans.Making the first 'digital' debut on the platform will be the new arrival in the Flybridge Collection, Azimut 53 Flybridge. A series of teasers and visual content are already online and other unpublished material will be added soon in the lead up to the unveiling event planned for March.Azimut Benetti Group is a leading builder of luxury yachts from 11.8m to over 36m in length. The Group owns the following brands: Azimut Yachts, Benetti Yachts, Yachtique, Lusben, Marina di Varazze and Royal Yacht Club Moscow.Credits: Azimut Yachts
Lloyd Werft Has Launched the yacht Solaris
The 145m or 140m (the length of the yacht is still in question) Solaris hit the water for the first time on a very foggy Sunday 28 February. Although there’s still not very much information about Solaris, we know that the yacht has eight decks, as well as a helicopter pad and a spacious beach club aft. Solaris can accommodate up to thirty-six passengers and a crew of sixty.The explorer vessel has become the eighth vessel in Roman Abramovich’s fleet. Credits: Instagram DrDuu
Video: Lürssen’s Nord Arrives at Gibraltar
The 142m superyacht Nord has docked at Gibraltar. Previously known as Opus and Project Redwood, Nord was designed by design studio Nuvolari Lenard. The owner is represented by Moran Yacht & Ship. Explorer vessel Nord can accommodate 36 guests in 20 staterooms.“At Lürssen, we believe that to build a yacht it is vital to work as a team, and to execute such a comprehensive project, an excellent team is necessary,” says Managing Partner, Peter Lürssen. Gibraltar Yachting shows how it was. Lürssen is a German shipyard with headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack and shipbuilding facilities in Lemwerder, Berne and Bremen-Aumund. Founded in 1875, Lürssen is one of the world's leading builders of custom luxury superyachts and has launched many of the largest yachts in the global fleet, including Octopus, Rising Sun, and Azzam.Credits: Carl Groll/Lürssen; YouTube/Gibraltar Yachting