Island Global Yachting (IGY) has recently announced the addition of Marina Santa Marta to their collection of luxury marinas. Founded in 2005, IGY currently has 10 marinas in the Caribbean and the Americas. Located in a sheltered bay in Santa Marta, Colombia, Marina Santa Marta will offer 256 berths and vessels from 25-132 feet. It will be an all-inclusive modern yachting facility with an on-site port authority, immigration and customs. The luxury marinas owned, developed, and managed by IGY have catered to all different yacht types, from sport fishing yachts to motor yachts to the most luxurious superyachts.
Archive for August, 2010
A 52 performance cruising sloop by Alloy Yachts has been getting some attention lately. A1 Yacht Trade Consortium has signed Red Dragon for charter, and it will be available in the West Mediterranean before heading to Thailand and the Seychelles in the winter. This superyacht is capable of fast passages and long periods of autonomy. The exterior boasts clean lines and an extended aft deck, while the interior is completely modern and spacious. Those who are interested in contemporary yacht design should definitely check out Red Dragon.
By now, Andrey Melnichenko’s 392-foot “megayacht” has become one of the most talked-about yachts. The Russian billionaire recently left San Diego for San Francisco. With 23,600 square feet of living space, the super yacht has three swimming pools, a helipad, and lots of unique high-end features. The yacht also has an unusual submarine shape and was christened “A.” Those who are interested in yachts that are not necessarily to this extravagant caliber have many options in terms of yacht manufacturers.
In Italy, authorities will begin conducting spot checks on yachts to make sure people are paying their taxes. Yacht owners will be asked to hand over their registration documents which will be checked against their declared income. Such measures are a result of Italy losing large amounts of money through tax evasion. No matter what yacht type you have, be sure to adhere to taxes on yachts to avoid any trouble.
The Sunseeker Predator 108 Special Edition superyacht has just completed its first cruise down the Huangpu River in China. The 33m superyacht is the most expensive and luxurious yacht in China and a unique product of Sunseeker Yachts. Known for its appearances in James Bond movies, the Sunseeker Predator 108 superyacht was a big hit at the 2010 London Boat Show. The only one of its kind, the Sunseeker Predator 108 Special Edition is a beautiful champagne color with black, mirrored windows. With its debut, Sunseeker confirms its top position in China’s yacht market.
Yacht manufacturers are always pushing the limits with bigger yachts and innovative designs. One of the most anticipated superyachts in construction at the moment is Dunya Yachts’ Red Square. So far, the hull and superstructure have been completed, and the mechanical systems have been installed. With six decks of innovative design, the 72m superyacht is set to be launched in early 2011. For those who are interested in owning a private yacht, there are many different yacht types such as motor yachts.
After a financial downturn, yacht manufacturers such as Italy’s Benetti Yachts and Turkey’s Sunrise Yachts have seen an increase in luxury yachts sales. In Vancouver, Christensen Yachts announced the first North America contract signed since the financial crisis, for two identical 50-meter yachts. With the steady and long-awaited increase in yacht sales, the industry is also seeing a greater interest in super-yachts. Recently, Germany’s Blohm and Voss shipyard came out with the Eclipse, a 557-foot super-yacht that is estimated to be worth over $400 million.
Those who are planning on attending the Cannes International Boat Show this year are in for a treat. Sunreef Yachts has just announced that they will be unveiling their first superyacht at the show. The Sunreef 102 Double Deck IPHARRA is the first double deck sailing catamaran in the world. Furthermore, she is the second largest sloop rigged catamaran to be built. IPHARRA can accommodate up to 12 guests and 4/5 crew, and will be available for charters this winter in the Caribbean. Those who are interested in seeing the world’s best yacht manufacturers and different yacht types such as sailing yachts, motor yachts, and private yachts should consider attending the 2010 Cannes International Boat Show.
The Dubai Creek Marina, an exclusive full service marina in Dubai, has just announced that it has available space to berth yachts. With an on-site chandlery, workshop and boat repair yard among the many amenities, the marina provides high quality service and convenience. Furthermore, yacht berthing includes family membership to the Dubai Creek Club Golf and Yacht Club. The Dubai Creek Marina welcomes yachting enthusiasts with various yacht types, from luxury yachts to sport yachts. Those who are interested in bringing their yacht to Dubai should definitely check out this one-of-a-kind marina.
Preparations for the 20th Monaco Yacht Show on September 22-25 are underway. One of the measures that were taken was updating the website to make it more useful and interactive for visitors, press and exhibitors. In addition to a list of all the exhibitors and yacht manufacturers, the website features a full virtual tour, an outstanding photo gallery, and much more. The Monaco Yacht Show will showcase some of the world’s most high-end superyachts such as Azimut Yachts, Riviera Yachts, and Sunseeker Yachts. For yachting enthusiasts, this event shall not be missed.