Ilona Yacht Amels

Video: Superyacht Ilona first helicopter landing and take-off after refit

First helicopter landing on Amels' ILONA after her refit in 2012.

ILONA was built in 2004 by Amels Holland. She had a helicopter hangar on her aft deck, but it was removed and is now a pool. Amels gave her a new touch and go helipad.

The helicopter hangar before it was converted into a pool

Ganesha Yacht Vitters

Ganesha // Vitters // Dubois

Vitters Yachts launched the Dubois designed 46-meter superyacht named Ganesha.

The fixed carbon-fiber bimini over the cockpit offers a shady place, but it is possible to enclose the area with sliding windows to enjoy the cockpit even in bad weather. Furthermore, Vitters developed a feedback rudder system.

The owners wanted a performance-oriented sailing yacht with the possibility to cruise around the world.

The tenders are stored hidden under the foredeck, moved by cranes – also hidden installed. Speaking of hidden equipment, GANESHA has a real flush deck. Even the clamps are not visible when the yacht is in sailing mode.

“Within seven minutes from family relaxing to sailing mode… because that is how long the dishwasher runs.”

Owners of Ganesha

Ganesha Yacht Vitters
Ganesha Yacht Vitters

Maltese Falcon Yacht Perini Navi


Maltese Falcon built by Perini Navi in Tuzla, Turkey is a ship-rigged sailing luxury yacht. It is one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in the world at 88 m (289 ft), similar to Royal Huisman's Athena and Lürssen's Eos.

Maltese Falcon is easily controlled and has been seen to sail off her anchor and away from berths within harbors. The yacht’s sophisticated computer detects parameters such as wind speed automatically and displays key data. An operator must always activate the controls, yet it is possible for a single person to pilot the yacht.

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Interior and Running Shots of MALTESE FALCON

Maltese Falcon in Virgin Gorda

Aerial Images

Crazy Me Yacht

CRAZY ME // Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts announced the launch of Crazy Me, a 50-meter one-off.

YN 16250, a 50m all-aluminium, the semi-displacement motor yacht was recently launched at the Heesen facility in Oss. She was christened Crazy Me during a private ceremony followed by a party thrown by the Owners to celebrate the fine craftsmanship and hard work of the team of Heesen sta and subcontractors who created this unique vessel.

Crazy Me Yacht

Crazy Me is an exceptional yacht; the credit for her conception must first go to her visionary Owner, who pushed the boundaries of creativity and design. The Owner appointed Gary Grant to design the radical exterior lines of his new superyacht: His eye for detail when collaborating with the Exterior Designer has been instrumental in achieving the clean, pure lines that form the unique profile with its distinctive “swoosh” line from bow to stern that will make this vessel highly recognizable at sea.

One of the most striking elements of this design is the use of Formed glass, another Gary Grant Design signature. As well as looking great, it is powerful, effective at sound insulation, and the low-reflective surface provides excellent visibility.

For the interior, the Owner chose the renowned Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, who assisted him in creating a stunning interior where the clean, linear and contemporary design emphasizes the incredible internal volume.

Perhaps the craziest area of Crazy Me is located on the sundeck that houses a vast custom glass-bottomed pool that allows light to dapple the main deck aft seating area below. There’s also an incredible music system pioneered by the Owner, with a fully customized speaker supplier brand new to yachting.

Crazy Me will undergo sea trials in the North Sea, and delivery to her Owners is due in June 2013.

Photo credits: Dick Holthuis Photography

Main Specifications of CRAZY ME

Length over all:50.00 m
Draft:3.00 m
Max. speed:21 knots
Beam:10.00 m
Range @ 12 knots:3,200 nm

Galactica Star Yacht Heesen Yachts

Galactica Star // Heesen Yachts

GALACTICA STAR is a 65m fast displacement motor yacht by Heesen Yachts.

Van Oossanen delivered a hydrodynamic design that is 30 % more efficient than a round-bilge motor yacht. The naval architecture was done together with Heesen’s in-house naval architects. Omega Architects designed the sporty and elegant exterior lines. Bannenberg and Rowell Design have created the interior design.

Two MTU engines with a power of 4,300 kW each at 2.100 rpm, power GALACTICA STAR up to 27 knots. If a long range is needed, the yacht has a range of 4,200 nautical miles at 14 knots.

The yacht was delivered in June 2013.

Photos and Renderings of GALACTICA STAR

Wally 100 Indio Yacht

Atlantic crossing on Wally 100 yacht "Indio" with VOR-sailors

YouTube found: Atlantic crossing on Wally 100 sailing yacht "Indio" with Volvo Ocean Race sailors.

This is an onboard video about a sailing journey of the Wally yacht Indio crossing the Atlantic. Very cool.

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Main Specifications Wally 100 INDIO

Type of yacht:Fast Cruising Sloop
Length over all:30.50 m
Length water line:26.60 m
Beam:6.80 m
Draft:4.90 m
Displacement:59 t
Speed (engine):12 knots
Sail area:542 m²
Accommodation:10 guests + 4 crew
Saloon:Table and seats for 8 - 10 people
Naval architect:German Frers
Exterior design:Wally
Interior design:Wally
Construction:Wally Europe, Italy
Certification:RINA Malta Cross
Mast and boom:Hall Spars
Rigging:Future Fibres PBO
Engine:Cummins QSB5.9 330 HP

Twilight Yacht Oyster 125


Twilight - One of the largest Oyster sailing yachts.

The first Oyster 125, by Dubois, has moved out of the build shed in preparation for her forthcoming launch and sailing trials in February. This magnificent yacht has been named Twilight by her owner and will be handed over early in the Spring.

David Tydeman, Oyster CEO commented: “This is a tremendous milestone for Oyster and our partnership with RMK and Dubois. The first Oyster 100 – Sarafin is now in the Caribbean and will take part in the 2013 St Barths Bucket in March. The second Oyster 100 – Penelope is currently in Malta, en route to Palma where she is available for sailing trails.  This summer we will then have our third and largest ever yacht, the Oyster 125 – Twilight sailing in the Mediterranean. Recent refits at our Southampton yard, including performance yachts such as Leopard 3 &Mari-Cha III and the restoration of classics like Cambria and Merrymaid further endorse the large yacht capabilities of the Oyster Group”.

General Arrangement of TWILIGHT

Destriero Yacht

Destriero - The sad end of a legend?

Motor yacht Destriero - for some years at the Lürssen facility in Lemwerder. Is this the sad end of a legend?

Destriero has a length of 68m and thanks to three gas turbines with 60,000 hp a top speed of 60 Knots. The yacht was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri 1991.

In 1992 she crossed the Atlantic (3,106 nautical miles) in 58 hours at an average speed of 53 knots

Article on Wikipedia

Fincantieri celebrates twenty years of the Destriero challenge – The Italian motor yacht’s Blue Riband record still stands – press release from 2012.

Destriero Yacht

Video of Destriero in her good times

Edge RC Models from Milan remastered the legend in 1:43 (Update April 2017)

Destriero RC Model Yacht

Video of the model's first sea trial