Inside the first superyacht to have an indoor tennis court
Innovation in the superyacht space can sometimes seem barely incremental, until a ship is launched that changes the game. Barely cracking the first half of the world’s 100 largest yachts, Aviva became the first yacht to have an indoor padel tennis court. Built for a UK billionaire, the 98-meter is also the largest yacht ever built by Abeking & Rasmussen.
60-metre Project Falcon sold
Dutch yard Heesen has announced the first sale of 2018 by signing a contract for a fully-customized 60-metre steel superyacht Project Falcon, which will be largest yacht in steel by Oss-based yard to be delivered in 2021.
Air: the full story behind the 86m yacht bought by Equatorial Guinea
One of the key stories of the past year has been the acquisition of two superyachts by the state of Equatorial Guinea. The largest of the two was the 90-meter Ice, which in itself has a fascinating story. Commissioned by an Italian billionaire and delivered to a Russian oligarch, Ice was built with environmental friendliness in mind.
Herb Chambers’ new 88m flagship progresses at Abeking
Works started on the Project 6505 as its steel hull arrived at the German yard Abeking & Rasmussen. Measuring more than 80 metres, this steel hull was floated for the first time last week at the Szczecin shipyard in Poland. It is believed that it is the hull of 88.8-metre superyacht Project Intensity.
50-metre CRN superyacht launched and named Latona
CRN has announced that its steel-hulled 50-metre superyacht, previously known as Project Superconero is launched and christened Latona in private atmosphere at the shipyard this week. The project is a result of the partnership of Ancona shipyard’s engineering team with Zuccon International Project, who is responsible for the design of the yacht.