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Looking back at the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. This year, majestic sails went up around the world as Officine Panerai once again sponsored the largest circuit of classic yacht regattas internationally: the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017. The challenge began in Antigua in April and moved around the world before ending in Cannes in late September. On […]

Monaco Yacht Show continues its European dominance

Often described as Christmas for superyachts, this year’s Monaco Yacht Show was a spectacular occasion attracting some of the most exciting superyachts and exhibitors in the world today. With 580 exhibitors from all over the globe congregating in the iconic Port Hercules to show off their latest technology, innovation and fare, the Show is a fantastic environment to ensure your […]

On Board M/Y Cloud 9

One of the most striking aspects of my tour of Cloud 9 during the Monaco Yacht Show, and an element that really resonated with me while I was on board and after, was how much the crew obviously adored their jobs. They spoke with real heart and feeling about their passion for the yacht itself, their charter guests and their […]

On board M/Y Home

Hot off the heels of winning the prestigious RINA Green award during the Monaco Yacht Show, we stepped on board M/Y Home to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s first yacht to combine Heesen’s efficient hull form with hybrid propulsion. Yacht builder Heesen’s CEO Arthur Brouwer shared with us that when Home was leaving the shipyard earlier this year […]

Jaws drop for Heesen

A Heesen press conference is never going to be dull, but their adoption of a Jaws theme and a laser show ensured it kick-started the Monaco Yacht Show with panache. The prolific Dutch superyacht builder used the first morning of the Show to share with invited guests their plans for the future ‘you’re gonna need a bigger boat.’ Historically focusing […]

On Board M/Y Sarastar

Brand new in summer 2017, the sporty and elegant Sarastar is a 197.5ft Mondomarine head turner. Featuring a sleek modern exterior and a highly customised interior, Sarastar is wonderfully personal and eclectic. Owing to the use of an abundance of mirrors, marble and studded velvet, she is a sumptuous gothic palace of a yacht. Tactile and masculine, each of the […]

Carlo Nuvolari on 25 Years in the Superyacht Industry

By Theodora Cheney

As the studio reaches the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Nuvolari-Lenard has plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline. The prominent 350ft Black Pearl is about to join the ranks of the largest sailing yachts in the world, and the studio has a 328ft motoryacht in build at Oceanco, a 456ft at Lürssen, a 203ft at CRN and it is […]

Ole Sivertsen on New Luxury Brand, PRIVA by Global Eagle

During the Monaco Yacht Show we sat down with Global Eagle’s Senior Vice President of Maritime Ole Sivertsen to talk about their newly established luxury brand, PRIVA by Global Eagle. Established in order to bring the at-home experience to customers whether on land at their private villa or island, at sea on their yacht, or in the air on board their private […]

Hinckley Unveils World’s First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht

By Lauren Jade Hill The luxury yacht builders Hinckley has been making waves for almost 90 years, throughout which time the outfit has become known for its innovative spirit. This point was recently proven once again with the unveiling of Dasher, the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. Named after the original Picnic Boat hull #1, Dasher was designed from […]

The 35th America’s Cup: No Second Place

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton is over, and so is the Cup as we’ve come to know it in the Larry Ellison era. Emirates Team New Zealand dominated Oracle Team USA, allowing the Kiwis to avenge their astonishing loss in 2013 and […]