Porsche doesn’t just make sports cars that make boys of all ages drool; it also has design and engineering arms that make other great toys. Porsche Design Group has announced today the begining of a new partenership with Royal Falcon Fleet, a yacht builder based in Singapore. The first project is what you see in the photo above, a motor catamaran that is over 130 feet long. The entire yacht as well as the design will involve the Porsche Design Group.
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The first Pershing “Sea Show” organized to present a world preview of the shipyard’s latest creation, the Pershing 72’ has proved to be a huge success in terms of visitors, visibility and sales, and Pershing can now count on a full order book until the end of 2009.
More than 250 guests, including owners, journalists and aficionados were invited to admire the 72 footer moored in the waters of the Flivos Marina in Athens. For the occasion, this newly opened and highly prestigious dock was (...)
Constellation has accommodations for 48 guests and is among the mega-size megayachts catering to corporate charters. A few of her cool features: a 220 sq. ft. master suite (called the Chairman’s suite), complete with a private, direct-dial phone number; a real fireplace in her library; a beauty/massage salon; and a helipad that rises hydraulically from the top deck.
This incredible vessel will take your breath away. This is a vessel unlike any other. Built in 2002 in Germany under the (...)
She was built in 1997 by German shipmaker Lürssen, designed under the direction of Jon Bannenberg. The overall length is 315 ft. & 8 in., the width 41 ft. She is powered by two engines of 5420 kW each, reaching a speed of 25 knots, and was the first yacht to feature a combination of diesel and diesel-electric propulsion.
Limitless is owned by Leslie Wexner, an American businessman who is currently chairman and CEO of the Limited Brands corporation (best known for its brand Victoria’s (...)
Christina O is one of the world’s longest private yachts at 325 ft. & 3 in. She was originally a Canadian River class frigate called HMCS Stormont and was launched in 1943. She served as a convoy escort during the Battle of the Atlantic and was present at the D-Day landings. After the end of the Second World War she was one of many surplus naval vessels and Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis purchased her for just 34,000 USD. He spent 4 million USD to convert her into a luxurious yacht (...)
Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 370 feet in length. She was built at the Vulkan yard in Germany and was launched in 2000. She was previously owned by an American businessman who sold her to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had her refitted to his own requirements by HDW in Kiel. This included an internal refit and the addition of a 16 ft. swim platform.
Le Grand Bleu is powered by two 3,600-hp Wärtsilä engines. Details about the (...)
Pelorus is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 377 ft. & 3 in. in length. She was built at the Lürssen yard in Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003. She was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold her to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year. Abramovich had her refitted to his own requirements by Blohm & Voss. This included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilisers and modifications (...)
This former cruise ship can accommodate upwards of 80 guests. That’s a big attraction for large charter parties as well as corporate charters. Among the 26 guest staterooms are 14 two-bedroom suites, each with a connecting saloon that can also be used as a small meeting room. Alexander also has a 27-seat cinema and a children’s playroom (complete with video games, naturally). Hopefully everyone can continue to play nicely when it comes to the watertoys, as there are only two PWCs. (...)
If there’s any doubt that people in general, not just regular readers like you, can’t get enough of these yachts, then here’s your proof: There’s a Turkish restaurant in London named after Savarona. This lavish yacht has a 282-foot-long staircase, with a solid-brass balustrade, connecting her shelter deck (shaded aft deck) to her upper deck. Her nearly 39,000 square feet of alfresco areas are rivaled only by the more than 47,000 square feet of interior space, including a traditional hammam, or (...)
Even though she’s not the largest private yacht in the world, she’s arguably the most popular. What warrants such attention? For one thing, Octopus is spotted all over the world, from Jamaica, Barbados, and Florida in the winter to Tahiti in the spring—and that’s just the first few months of this year. For another, she’s entertained some pretty high-profile people, including the members of the rock band U2, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg, and all sorts (...)
Larry Ellison’s 452 ft. & 8 in. Rising Sun (Project LE120) was built in 2004 by Lürssen in Germany. The exterior styling is done by the late Jon Bannenberg and she features an interior by Laura Seccombe.
Residents and visitors alike in the British Virgin Islands got a good look at Rising Sun, which adorns our cover, a few months ago, when she dropped anchor near The Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda and cruised around other islands. No doubt they admired her both day and night; we (...)