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Feadship launches the second 75m superyacht in a week
Dutch builder Feadship has been the main newsmaker in the yachting industry this week....
42m racing yacht Ranger completes one year refit at Vitters
Dutch shipyard Vitters has finished an extensive refit on the 41.55-metre J Class sailing...
86m superyacht Ecstasea smashes bridge control booth in Sint Maarten
On December 15, the 85.95-metre Feadship superyacht Ecstasea smashed into a bridge in...
77m Nobiskrug superyacht Project Black Shark begins outfitting
The 77-metre in-build superyacht Project Black Shark by German...
Feadship launches 75m superyacht Arrow
On December 16, Dutch builder Feadship launched their new 75-metre...
Christmas present: the largest superyachts on sale this winter
Yacht Harbour takes a look at some of the largest superyachts to be found on the market in winter...
Yachting industry companies going active on IPO
Last quarter of 2019 has brought several news from the stock exchange in the yachting industry. One...
Baglietto sells the third 48m T-Line superyacht in South America
Italian yacht builder Baglietto has announced the sale of the 48-metre T-Line, hull no....
48 Wallytender X demonstrates 55 knots ahead of debut in Miami
Wally has announced the forthcoming launch of a 48-foot (approx. 14.6-metre) high-performance...
77m superyacht Syzygy 818 renamed: is the latest Feadship sold?
The recently launched 77-metre Feadship Syzygy 818 has been renamed Pi. With...
VAT reduction on European charters to change in 2020
After the meeting between the President The European Committee for Professional Yachting and the...
7 significant yacht losses of 2019
The 2019 has made a significant impact on the yachting industry not only through multiple...
A work of art: 70 Sunreef Power yacht at Art Basel Miami
Polish yacht builder Sunreef Yachts exhibited their catamaran 70 Sunreef Power at the recent Miami...
Mega Year: The 11 largest yachts delivered in 2019
As the middle-size market continues to struggle, megayachts have had yet another explosive year,...
Pierpaolo Lazzarini introduces new 10.5m motor yacht on foils
Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini makes his specialty not only in futuristic boats design but...
Russian designer Max Zhivov introduces explorer superyacht 165 Viatorem
Russian designer Max Zhivov in partnership with Tutkish engineering company Otobot and Turkish...
Perini Navi launches the second 42m E-Volution yacht
The second hull of the 42-metre E-Volution hybrid sloop has been launched in the water...
Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo to go public on December 10
Financial news source Milano Finanza has reported that Italian yard Sanlorenzo has been...
Fiji to complete the first green marina in the region by 2020
By November 2020, new superyacht marina should be completed and open for yachts on Navi Island...
Amels launches its largest superyacht to date
The 78-metre Full Custom superyacht project by Dutch builder Amels has touched water for...
The world’s largest ketch Aquijo arrives in Antigua
The largest private sailing ketch in the world, the 86-metre superyacht Aquijo has been seen...
ER Yacht Design presents 61m sport superyacht concept
Vancouver-based studio ER Yacht Design has unveiled a 60.5-metre sport superyacht concept Shotel....
First Otam 70 HT sold and under construction
Italian builder Otam has announced sale and construction start of 21-metre fully...
8 best sport racing yacht photos of 2019
The winners of the 10th annual ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ contest were announced last week....

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Billionaire fined €52 million for transporting a Picasso out of Spain
Jaime Botin, part of the Satander banking dynasty, had been caught transporting a Picasso painting on his 67-meter sailing yacht Adix back in 2015. Now Madrid courts have fined the Spanish billionaire for €52.4 million and sentenced him to 18 months in prison.Botin, an active art collector, purchased Picasso's "Head of a Young Woman" painting back in 1977 for his collection. In February 2013, he tried to sell the painting at a Christies' auction in London but the art work couldn't leave Spain at their culture ministry's decision.Spain has some of the strictest laws when it comes to national heritage. According to them, any work of art over 100 years old that is considered culturally important in the view of their culture ministry can be deemed a national treasure, requiring its owner to get a permit in order to transport it out of Spain. Botin's permit was denied back in 2012.In 2015, Botin, according to Bloomberg, had his driver transport the painting from his Madrid home to Valencia where his 67-meter sailing yacht Adix was docked. When setting sail in June 2015, her captain didn't include the artwork on the list of onboard items. Soon after it set sail for Corsica, from where Botin had chartered a jet to ferry it to Geneva where he intended to keep it according to the publication.Tipped off that Botin's permit for the export of the Picasso hadn't gone through earlier, they inspected the yacht and found the painting in the captain's cabin.Adix itself is currently in Australia, finishing up her refit programme at the yard Brisbane. The yacht is set to remain in the South Pacific up to the America's Cup in Auckland in 2021. The painting found onboard the yacht in 2015 had an estimated value of $27 million, with experts saying it could now be even more. It has since become the property of the Spanish State.With a net worth valued by Forbes at $1.7 billion, Jaime Botin is the largest shareholder of Spanish bank Bankinter and a member of Spain's most prominent banking families. His great grandfather had founded Spain's largest bank, Santander.
Double Down: Numarine Sells 5 XP Yachts
Turkish shipyard Numarine has announced the sale of 5 yachts from its XP series, bringing the total in the series up to 10. Four of these will be 26-meters in length and one 32-meters."These achievements indicate the relevance and popularity of the series" commented Numarine founder Omer Malaz. "We are very pleased that five more international customers will be able to experience what high quality and impeccable Numarine style are."All built on the same platform with identical layouts, the four 26XP yachts will feature a spacious flybridge, a main salon on the main deck and 4 guest cabins on the lower deck. Interior designs and finishes will be customised to the owner's tastes.The only substantial difference between the units will be the hulls, with one of them being semi-displacement with MAN engines of 1,200hp each, whilst the remaining ones will be displacement units with engines of 560-800hp each also manufactured by MAN.The 26XP and 32XP series were both designed by Can Yalman with naval architecture by Umberto Tagliavini. The Numarine 32XP model was being marketed at just under €9.3 million whilst the 26XP was asking just over €3.8 million.
Oyster's founder Matthews returns to its board
Richard Matthews, original founder of Oyster Yachts, has returned to its board as a non-executive director. This follows Richard Hadida buying the company in 2018. Matthews had founded the sailing yacht manufacturer back in 1973.Oyster Yachts built its first 32ft sailing boat in 1973. From there it gradually extended its range of sailing yachts finding its sweet spot in 56ft to 125ft units designed by Robert Humphreys. In 2008 the company was sold to private equity firm Balmoral Capital for £70 million, before the firm disposed of it to HTP Investments for £15 million in 2012.Following a failure of the internal hull structure on Polina Star III, an Oyster 825 model, which led to the yacht sinking in 2015. This led to a recall of 4 other units and a dent in the builder's cash flow despite a £83 million order book in 2017. The following year, the company went into administration, before being purchased by Richard Hadida.Hadida is mostly known for founding Evolution Gaming, a company that powers most online casino games and currently trades on the Swedish stock market with a market cap of near €5 billion. His fried, yacht owner and automotive mogul Eddie Jordan was formerly also involved in the takeover bid with Oyster but later backed out."It is hugely important to me personally that the founder of the brand [Richard Matthews] I hold so close to my heart has given it his seal of approval by joining our board." Hadida explained. "Having restored the company to its former glory with the support of a fantastic team – from talented craftsmen to dedicated management – this feels like confirmation that Oyster is once again synonymous with quality and excellence, just as it was when Richard founded it back in 1973".
Sanlorenzo launches 52-meter Lady Lena
Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo has confirmed the launched of its 4th 52-meter yacht, Lady Lena. Purchased by her owner in 2018, she is set to be delivered in March 2020. Another four units of the Steel 52 series are currently under construction at the yard.Coming in at 499 gross tons, the 52 Steel was formerly the flagship series of Sanlorenzo before the introduction of larger models to the mix. Designed by Mauro Micheli from Officina Italiana Design, the first unit launched was Seven Sins.Amongst Lady Lena key features, similarly to her sisterships, is a 94-square-meter beach club which features two fold-out platforms on both sides of the yacht. A lounge area is located directly underneath a pool with a glass bottom aft of the main deck. Sistership Seven SinsPowered by twin MTU engines, Lady Lena will reach a top speed of 17 knots and cruise at 15 knots. At an economical speed of 11 knots, she will be able to cross the Atlantic with a 4,000 nm max range.One of the world's largest yacht shipyards, Sanlorenzo went public in December 2019 at a market cap of just over €550 million on the Italian stock exchange. In 2018, the group posted revenues of €327 million, a third of which came from its superyacht division.
Soaring: Abeking launches 68m superyacht
Abeking & Rasmussen have confirmed the launch of their new 68-meter superyacht, Soaring. The yacht had emerged out of her shed earlier this week and has now been lowered into the water for the first time this morning.Designed by Focus Yacht Design and project managed by Superyacht Technical Services, the yacht, which is set to become available for charter in the summer 2020, comes in at a size of over 1,500 GT.Soaring's upper deck features its master suite with a private owner's aft deck and a library. The yacht's remaining 5 guest cabins will be located on the main deck and catered to by a crew of 17.

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