Vitters Shipyard in the Netherlands has signed a new order for a 50-metre classic performance ketch. Commissioned by an experienced owner primarily for cruising, the yacht will be built to Lloyd’s special service craft rules.Construction will start by the end of October and delivery is scheduled for late 2019. The naval architecture for this exciting custom superyacht is done by Hoek Design and Rhoades Young Design is responsible for the interior styling. MCM, represented by Nigel Ingram, is serving as the owner’s representative. The yacht will have an aluminium hull, built in Alustar, with a centreboard keel and a carbon rig with in-boom furling. The naval architecture has been further developed and fine tuned with the experience of previous projects.

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Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ BS010

The shipyard has announced the sale of the new BS010, which will be delivered to her owner in the first half of 2018. The main features of this 40-meter yacht, included in the Classic Supreme 132’ collection, are the streamlined profile, expansive exterior and interior volumes, exceptional standards of comfort, and Main and Upper Decks that are unusually bright and open. Continue reading

Falcon BR 6

Bella-Veneet Oy – Bella Boats – based in Kuopio and known for its fiberglass boat brands Bella, Flipper and Aquador, broadens its selection. For the 2018 season, the company will launch new aluminium-made Falcon boats that, according to company CEO Raimo Sonninen, are able to meet the modern leisure boater’s – as well as his family’s – needs as comprehensively as possible.
“Ever since the beginning of 2010’s, the development has proceeded towards day cruising”, Sonninen says, providing background to the birth of Falcon. “Already back then, we developed comparable models for both Bella and Flipper families. Aluminium boats have become more popular every year, especially in the most popular size categories, so we decided that the time has come to start our own manufacturing.” Continue reading


Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s biggest producer of luxury motoryachts, exercises its purchase option on Fraser, global leading yachts’ service provider, increasing its share from 83% to 100%.

Azimut|Benetti Group has acquired the remaining share capital from V.Ships, a minority shareholder of Fraser for many years, thus leading the Group’s stake in Fraser from 83% to 100% of the share capital. Continue reading


Tankoa Yachts – the first boutique shipyard with a multicultural approach to yacht construction – is proud to announce the official debut of their new S501 M/Y Vertige at the 2017 Monaco Boat Show from September 27th to the 30th.

M/Y Vertige – key facts

Date of sale: February 2015

Date of launch: February 2017

Date of delivery: May 2017

Concept and Exterior Design: Francesco Paszkowski

Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini

M/Y Vertige, the second build for Tankoa Yachts – sold in February 2015 to an expert French owner – after delivery to her owner and an intense charter season in the Mediterranean, is present at the 2017 Monaco Boat Show for her official debut.

The Tankoa S501Vertige represents the quintessential union between a highly qualified shipbuilder and a sales and marketing organization in daily contact with the owner, captain and consultant. Continue reading