Rafael Nadal’s Luxury Yacht Up For Sale

The 76-foot-long vessel, which can sleep up to eight people, was bought by the Spaniard in 2016 and named Beethoven because of his love of classical music. A luxury mini yacht once owned by Spanish tennis star Rafael Nada has been put up for sale for about US$3 million sleeps up to eight people in its four bedrooms and is ideal for big groups. It features a striking blue hull and white deck colour scheme and a full-beam master suite, VIP suite and two twin bedrooms. The MCY 76 model also has luxe grey interiors and a large outside flybridge deck, with a carbon-fibre retractable sunroof. Nadal’s mega cruiser, which was built by Monte Carlo Yachts, has a cruising speed of about 25 knots (29 miles per hour, 46km/h) and a maximum speed of 31 knots. It was reportedly bought by Nadal for £2.6 million (US$3.2 million) in 2016, but he used it infrequently. Beethoven is...

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The Shanghai International Boat Show Is Coming

Shanghai International Boat Show commences on the 26-29 April 2017. The iconic China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS 2017) will make a show stopping launch at a new location this year -- the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Now in its 22nd year, the show is the most prestigious boating event in China. This year CIBS will deliver its biggest exhibition to date, attracting over 500 companies and 6 national and regional pavilions from Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Italy and Japan who will be showcasing their products and services to an expected audience of 40,000 visitors from over 50 countries over the four-day event. We are also proud to be presenting the exclusive Asian Marine & Boating Awards (AMBA). Over 500 marine brands from 20 countries will be participating. The awards celebrate the very best of Asian marine design and innovation. The awards will be judged by an expert panel of...

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Lexus Unveils Concept Sports Yacht

Lexus unveils Sport Yacht concept following the long line of luxury carmakers venturing into the nautical world and produced a Sports Yacht concept. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda reportedly came up with the idea for the concept while trying out one of the Toyota Marine Department's new Ponam yachts. Impressed by the power of the turbodiesel engines and the handling and stability of the hull, he tasked the Marine Department and Lexus engineers to create an open sport yacht for recreational day sailing, and able to accommodate up to eight people. Two separate teams came up with designs, and the chosen one was refined through the latter half of 2015. The resulting concept is a full sized, fully functioning, sea-going machine. Powered by twin high-performance 5.0-litre Lexus V8 engines, as seen in the brand's RC F sports car, it produces around 880bhp and can accelerate to a top speed of 43 knots (49mph). The Marquis-Carver Yacht...

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Monaco to build luxury apartments in the sea

The Riviera principality of Monaco is set to borrow six hectares from the sea in order to build luxury apartments. Monaco, the sovereign city state in southern France on the Riviera, will play host to a huge new building project that will see an extra six hectares added to the seafront. With limits on how the city can spread and with space at a premium, authorities have decided to build outwards into the Mediterranean Sea. This I'm sure will be big news for those in Monaco, one of the most densely populated places in the world with 38,000 people over 2 square kilometres. The area will feature several luxury apartment blocks, a one hectare park, public facilities, an extension to the Grimaldi Forum, a public car park, a marina with pedestrian wharves, a landscaped park, a seafront promenade and a shaded, planted walkway running the length of the Japanese Garden. The project is estimated to...

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North America’s Newest Superyachting Capital

North America’s first superyacht marina, Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Miami’s Watson Island, unveiled The Deck at Island Gardens. The Deck offers panoramic waterfront views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, The Deck at Island Gardens is now open for global marina clients who arrive via superyacht and locals who love the yachting lifestyle. Island Gardens Deep Harbour had opened in early January and is now fully operational offering 5,000 linear feet of capacity, accommodating an average of 50 yachts stretching up to 550 feet and drafts of 18-21 feet deep. The developers’ vision was to bring together all of the components needed to develop the ultimate Miami hotspot – the finest music, culinary, leisure, entertainment and health and wellness offerings complementing the the world’s largest yachts and breathtaking waterfront views. “The addition of The Deck at Island Gardens honors Miami as North America’s newest superyachting capital, but also, as a one-stop entertainment and...

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NEW 66M SUPERYACHT BY TURQUOISE YACHTS AND NUVOLARI LENARD

Turquoise Yachts and Nuvolari Lenard have revealed details of a new 66 metre motor yacht concept that has been designed to incorporate “everything” that is needed aboard a luxury yacht these days. The 66m Turquoise offers beautiful design, elegance, fun, adventure , wellness, safety and security. Turquoise Yachts’ Mehmet Karabeyoglu explained that a client looking for a 60-metre plus yacht would be looking for the same “uncompromising amenities” as a client looking to buy a yacht over 80 metres. As such the yacht is packed with every luxury expected of a modern superyacht. The designers aimed at an ideal balance of volumes with a few unique design elements, such as the bow, fashion plates, and double height side volumes carried back to the stern. The outcome is a powerful, striking and elegant 66-metre motor yacht. The aft main deck boasts a striking 6.2 metre swimming pool guaranteed to become one of the...

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The only summer toys for good friends and clear waters

Summer. Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Nights get longer, and LIFE gets better when playing.   These high-tech water toys will provide yacht owners and their guests hours of adrenaline-rushing entertainment. The toys are perfect for every type of friend – from the most enthusiastic to the ‘relaxer’, adventurer, and the visionary. Here are some of the best adrenaline pumping products for a summer full of smiles: Kormaran. 4 boats for the price of one The Kormaran is an exclusive catamaran which transforms into different configurations at the switch of a button. This 23-foot speedboat morphs into four versions: Driving, Gliding, Flying, and Breathtaking.  The powerboat-like catamaran mode is giving the super sports car cabriolet driving sensation while at low speed the trimaran-like mode will offer smoothly gliding and the ability to navigate shallow waters. The “Flying” mode means flying at up to one meter above sea level....

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Superyacht Destinations for Culture

The art of travelling on Superyachts can give us a rare insight into different cultures and this is one of the most exciting and exotic aspects of sailing across the globe. Whether its stamping your feet to the local Caribbean rhythms in the heart of the Tobago, wandering the gilded galleries of Venice’s prestigious art scene, or tasting the melting pot of culture that seeps into the cooking of magical Marseille, these are the reasons we are tempted to leave our comfort zone and discover the world. Trinidad and Tobago Joyous festivals, lively music, and a splash of color at every turn make Trinidad and Tobago two of the most incredible cultural places in the world for superyacht charters. Whilst you can enjoy the usual yacht treats like blue kissed waters, exotic snorkeling and sipping cocktails aboard My Starfire, you also get to glimpse a world brimming with history. The plantations tour...

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