1. 127m superyacht project fails to sell

In early 2014 it had emerged following multiple reports in Italian media that Privilege Yard, a shipyard based in Civitavecchia was in financial distress. These reports of unpaid wages might have gone unnoticed if it wasn't for the 127m project the shipyard was working on at the time.

Queen Miri was just photographed for the first time at Marina Herzliya, on the coast of Israel, following her extensive refit period at Amico & Co, the largest project undertaken by the shipyard. 85 meters in length when she was known as Delma, Queen Miri has been lengthened to 91.5 meters over the course of the 16-month long refit. The yacht's engines were also replaced to twin MTU 20V 4000 M93L engines and three new MTU generators were fitted on the yacht.

In October 2014, the yachting community was baffled to read in mainstream media about 222m Triple Deuce, a project supposedly sold by 4Yacht. Not only was the length of the superyacht baffling but the wording of the press release was also off-putting. The project, for which the designers were never announced, was supposed to have an "agressive" delivery schedule and to supposedly be handed over to the client in 2018.

M/Y A, which is reportedly for sale now, has been recently spotted in the South of France. She was built by Blohm+Voss in 2008. Designed by Philippe Starck, the vessel remains the most talked-about yacht on the seas. A is capable of accommodating 14 guests in 7 luxurious cabins, as well as a crew of 42. 

fundraising campaign has been launched to help a young sailor who was severely injured after falling off the yacht last year. Jacob Nicol, 23, was working as a third assistant engineer on 81.8m superyacht Kibo in Mallorca in May, 2015, when he fell into the sea and struck his head. Nicol was taken to a nearby hospital with severe brain damage and his family was told he would likely never be able to communicate.

Turkish builder Mengi Yay has launched 45m superyacht Aquarius which was in-build since June 2015. The vessel features naval architecture from Ginton Naval Architects and exterior design by Oğuzhan Güler. Aquarius has three full internal decks plus an open-air sundeck and is able to sleep up to 10 guests. The crew number just under ten are accommodated in 4 cabins on board. 

Turkish shipyard Mayra Yachts launched its largest vessel to date, the 50m motor yacht Euphoria. Designed by Ken Freivokh, the project has been in development since 2013. Euphoria is expected to reach a maximum speed of 16.5 knots as she is fitted with twin 1,600hp CAT C32 engines. The superyacht will have a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 12 knots. 

German yachtbuilder Lurssen has shared the images of 106m Project Mistral undergoing sea trials. Not a lot is known about the project but it is confirmed that Espen Oeino is responsible for her exterior design. The shipyard reports that the megayacht will be handed over to her owner later this year and will depart to the Middle East where she will join a fleet of other yachts.

Newly launched Feadship 70m superyacht Joy arrived in Amsterdam last Wednesday. Jan Ramaker was on the scene in IJmuiden to capture these stunning photos.

77,4m yacht Legend has been launched at Icon Yachts in Harlingen, the Netherlands, 3 months ago. Now we have been informed that the vessel left Holland for her maiden trip to explore the world including Arctic and Antarctic Circles.With naval architecture and exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, interiors by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk, Legend represents an explorer yacht, which was extensively refitted and renovated. 

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