Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Yacht Shield

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A Russian billionaire has installed a special anti-photo shield to thwart paparazzi and curious onlookers on his 557-foot boat, called the Eclipse. While the price tag was supposed to be settled at something substantially lower, the cost of the yacht has ballooned to $1.2 billion, with additions like two helipads, two swimming pools, a mini sub, and missile-proof windows. If that...

Oceanco's Alfa Nero Superyacht Measures 82 M

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Oceanco's yacht is bigger and more luxurious than yours, measuring 82 m with an interior designed by Alberto Pinto. The upper deck hosts the owner's residence, complete with an office, dressing room and bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi and steam shower. Below are the sky lounge and dining room, with scalloped panels covered in white lacquer for a mother of pearl appearance. But the real...

The Maltese Falcon Superyacht

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Just one month after being sold for a staggering $100 million (courtesy of the recession), the 289 ft hybrid beast Maltese Falcon is back on our water luxury travel radar. Built by Perini Navi and intended for the mega-rich, this classic styled sailing superyacht comes with a revolutionary sailing system dubbed DynaRig. It includes three self-standing and rotating masts that host 15 sails...

No Morals? The Madoff Yacht Auction's For You

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The problem with buying a yacht that once belonged to Bernie Madoff is that you pretty much know it was acquired with dirty money. If that doesn't bother you, check out National Liquidators' live action for November 17, which features three boats owned by the Ponzi scheme mastermind turned convicted felon. Keep in mind, though, that you'll have to pre-bid to participate. The high-dollar item...

SY Thalia Yacht: The Perfect Blend of Luxury and Tech

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Though we've looked at house boats, expensive yachts and floating homes in the past, the SY Thalia redefines luxury in its own special way. The 159-foot ketch is fitted with Liquid Automation award-winning electronics that include 12 entertainment, video and navigation zones -- all worth a mere $330k. But other than amazing entertainment systems, the new SY Thalia impresses with its...

YachtPlus Introduces The Ocean Emerald Super-Yacht

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Now that the Brits from YachtPlus has taken the wraps off their Ocean Emerald, the rich have a luxurious new sea toy to play with. Contemporary, technologically advanced and timeless, the 41-meter super-yacht has been built together with world renowned architect Norman Foster. It emphasizes space and light with its 5 lavish suites and the highly flexible layout that reflects quality,...

Palmer Johnson Ice Class World Mega-Yacht Gets Rolls Royce Treatment

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Renowned shipbuilder Palmer Johnson teamed up Rolls Royce Marine to create the luxurious Ice Class World Mega-Yacht that only the rich will afford. A concept that promises luxury and comfort while floating on the waves, the superyacht has been optimized to leisurely cruise the most remote regions even in the most challenging conditions. Powered by a sustainable diesel-electric propulsion...

Eco-friendly Boats: Luxurious Code X Yacht

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For the green-minded with a large bank account, here's a nice new toy to play with... Dubbed "Code X", this luxurious yacht packs a set of Ilmor Formula One engines that thump out 710 hp allowing it to tear the waves at 80 knots.  If you're not in the mood for speeding and are more interested in a leisure trip offshore, there are two electric motors that get their juice from the on-board...

Sea Worthy: 10 of the World's Most Expensive Mega-Yachts

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Luxury Yachts - The world's wealthiest sea-goers travel in the ultimate luxury.  Their huge luxury yachts feature helipads, multiple swimming pools, a full staff and the latest in nautical technology.  They don't come cheap-- as the ten yachts on this list are worth a combined 1.6 billion dollars.  Want to see how the rich hit the deep blue sea?  Grab your swim trunks,...

The Luxurious Oceanfast 48 Sells for $22 million

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One of the most solid names in the world of luxury sail yachts, the Australians from Oceanfast are ready to deliver their semi-custom 157-ft private vessels starting in July. A sleek sailor hungry for chopping up waves, the $22 million Oceanfast 48 is designed to fulfill the requirements of the most demanding owners. Built with a fiberglass hull and a large teak lined deck (with a raised spa),...

Code [e]: A Stylish Culmination of Luxury and Eco-consciousness

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Having made a dazzling appearance at the Düsseldorf Boat Show, Code [e] is an ultra-modern and lavish catamaran that integrates eco-friendly technologies with a fantastic design that floors you outright. Designed by the Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design Team, the catamaran proves in a grand fashion that planet-friendly machinery can come up with products that won't compromise for...

The Navy Seeks a Home for its Secret Vessels

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Giving away a couple of secret vessels certainly can't be easy-- but we're surprised there's not a huge bidding war for these babies. Apparently the US Navy has been trying to find a new home for its first experimental stealth ship - the Sea Shadow, and its top-secret fully submersible dry dock (the only one ever built) - the Hughes Mining Barge. And although staying off radar and fooling spy...

VSV MarySlim: Luxurious Splendor Gliding on Waves

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To us, this chrome sea cutter looks like a prop from the next Bond film. But this one is no Hollywood creation as the $3 million, 72 foot Very Slim Vehicle (VSV) steals the show with a spectacular and seamless design of efficiency and luxury. The boat of the year for 2008, MarySlim can cruise at a speed of 30 knots and tops of at an impressive 38 knots without even compromising on comfort....

Mobile Living: The Floating Houseboat in Dubai

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Reinventing the idea of a mobile home, the creative folks from X-Architects in Dubai came up with a 220 sqm floating structure that adds uniqueness and style to the nautical lifestyle. Settled on two catamaran beams, the Houseboat is elegantly clad in stainless steel and glass and features two large decks. The upper deck has a kitchen, a living room and an informal dining area, while the lower...

Feadship's C-Stream, Lures the New Generation Yacht Owners

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The world's most elite sailing fraternity will be gathering at the highly-anticipated Superyacht Pavilion at the Dubai International Boat Show in March, and Feadship is promising a strong presence. Their latest of the sensational series of ‘Streams’ designs, the new C-Stream has been designed by Studio de Voogt and the result is more than appealing. Considered a floating recreational...

Mochi Dolphin 54’ - Best yacht over 50 feet

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At the London Boat Show this weekend, Mochi Craft’s new lobster boat the Dolphin 54’ just won the "Best Yacht Over 50 Feet" title. Designed by Norberto Ferretti, it's the sophisticated vintage style, the sweet sailing character and high performance design adds to the unique personality of such a fine Italian boat. Apart from its elegant exterior clad in wood, there's much more to...

Kardis K-6: Hot Speedboat Designed for the Cool Waves

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Anything fast, sleek and power-packed is sure an appealing prospect. But when it sails over the waves with style and speed, it becomes much more alluring. A concept design of Kardis, the sexy speedboat was built with plenty of space for two but we're pretty sure a couple more, wouldn't be a problem. Being a concept, the power and performance are still unknown, but one hopes that the grand...

Silver and Sleek: The Silvestris Auqamotive Speedboat

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The designers behind Spyker Automotive, maker of the Spyker C8 Aileron also product a brilliant speedboat under its own moniker, Silvestris Auqamotive.  This aluminum-skinned five seater is the peak of luxury on the water, a 23-foot speedster lined with a luxurious leather interior, a cylindrical chrome instrument panel and auto-folding cabin covers.  In the hull, the Silvestri speedboat...

Oculus: The Luxurious Superyacht

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Oculus is a unique, 250-foot luxurious superyacht designed by Kevin Schopfer of Schopfer Yachts LLC. With amazing looks that resemble "the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish", the exquisite yacht is able to accommodate up to 12 people in its modern and futuristic furnished salons. There is a bath, storage necessities, a cylindrical double height dining room, an elevator,...

Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255

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Sea-Doo has long been the innovator when it comes to PWC's (Personal Watercrafts), and with the GTX limited they continue that longstanding tradition. Typically, PWC's ride like jackhammers in choppy waters, and if you have ever ridden one, you know exactly what I am talking about. What sets the GTX apart from all the other PWC's out there is that it is the first one to offer a full suspension...