|Posted by Yachtspotter | 03/04/2009 @ 13:05 | Reply|
The IYCA private berth of Octopus is the first one when you arrive on the jetty. This berth was known to be owned by the owner of the yacht Hanse. The yacht was sold at the same time, was refitted by the new owner, and is now known under the name Insignia.
|Posted by Fatboy | 03/04/2009 @ 13:00 | Reply|
I have a question to you as IYCA insider. In the book "Luxury Toys Megayachts" Nick Jeffery mentions that Octopus "...spends only short periods in her prime berth in Antibes, France (aquired with a large yacht that was immediately sold)". Could you please explain what Jeffery wants to say with this? Which yacht was immediately sold? And does the owner of Octopus own this berth?
|Posted by JJL | 01/28/2009 @ 09:05 | Reply|
I am pleased to announce that 2008 was a vintage year for superyacht traffic in Singapore. From January 1st to December 31st, the Superyacht Singapore Association registered a total superyacht presence of 54 vessels, equivalent to a 93% growth rate year to year. This comes after an 87% growth between 2006 and 2007. Hence, between 2006 and 2008, traffic more than tripled (from 15 to 54 i.e. 360%)...
|Posted by Mark D. | 09/13/2008 @ 02:00 | Reply|
The Embarcadero is now referred to officially as The Waterfront. The management of that area was handed to The San Diego Mooring company and they have branded it The Waterfront.
|Posted by Dean | 08/12/2008 @ 22:30 | Reply|
Princess Mariana, 252' Royal Denship has the honor of being the first visiting yacht to occupy the new megayacht moorings along the Embarcadero in downtown San Diego. She is port in full regalia – tender alongside (Moon Goddess), helicopter aboard, hullside patios opened...
|Posted by Sea Fever | 04/10/2008 @ 19:30 | Reply|
Thanks OceanFlorida, I did some looking around and found this article, http://www.the-triton.com/.... It's to bad there are problems with a project that seems to be trying to do the right thing. I wonder how people would feel if they built to the maximum size allowed and really impacted the traffic. If you have time to post some pix, it would be interesting to follow the story.
|Posted by OceanFlorida | 04/09/2008 @ 23:30 | Reply|
Castlerock, yes the name has changed. The site is completely leveled and Shadow Marine is only business based on site. The City of Fort Lauderdale has refused to issue any building permits to "The Sails" company and a court fight is in the works!
|Posted by John L. | 04/09/2008 @ 15:10 | Reply|
The Green Parrot Restaurant & Bar at Hurricane Hole has gotten a one year reprieve. It was scheduled for destruction in December, then January, then February, etc. They got word from Atlantis Resort that they can continue their lease "as long as June 2009." The crew (at least) of every yacht that has tied up there will be glad to know this.
|Posted by Castlerock | 04/09/2008 @ 13:00 | Reply|
I came across this website, http://www.thesails.com and just as we do with the yachts. Can anyone confirm that the Best Western Marina has a new name ?
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/07/2008 @ 20:30 | Reply|
An update about the new part of the Port Hercule, Monaco. All the piers are completed now. They should be ready to accommodate yachts this spring.
|Posted by Jacques | 05/23/2007 @ 11:05 | Reply|
A project like "The Palm" of Dubai is ready to start off Phuket, an island of 30 to 40 luxury villas and a hotel around a marina : http://www.property-report.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 05/18/2007 @ 23:50 | Reply|
Island Global Yachting takes over several megayacht marinas : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 05/02/2007 @ 18:30 | Reply|
100 megayacht moorings at Genoa Airports Marina : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 04/27/2007 @ 13:30 | Reply|
The St. Joe Company completes purchase of Bay Point Marina, Florida : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Jacques | 04/20/2007 @ 23:10 | Reply|
Launch of the SSA, Superyacht Singapore Association. It's an association between harbours and partners to promote the country as superyacht hub. More info on IBI : http://www.ibinews.com/...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 03/23/2007 @ 11:35 | Reply|
A view from the other side. Now the work is under way on the Fort Antoine side. The former jetty is smaller on this side, and we can imagine that it will be finished rapidly...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 03/23/2007 @ 11:30 | Reply|
Here is an update on the works in Monaco. The jetty is modified, and the piers are assembled all along the new side of the harbour. The more important part of the work seems to be finished. But who knows if it will be ready for the summer...
|Posted by Benny | 02/18/2007 @ 20:00 | Reply|
Ready and on-line the website of the now privately managed Marina di Portofino, with wonderful pictures and a webcam installed at the castle : http://www.marinadiportofino.com
|Posted by Doug | 11/19/2006 @ 12:00 | Reply|
Linda Lou is the first yacht at Yacht Haven Grande : http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/...
|Posted by Neil | 11/08/2006 @ 17:05 | Reply|
The "bad" bearing has been replaced. The "other" one will be replaced today.
Bridge to resume operations on Friday.
|Posted by Neil | 11/03/2006 @ 14:00 | Reply|
The bearing and crew arrived on SXM Thursday and as of 8AM Friday they are at work on the bridge. To be completed this weekend. Yachts inside... Cheetah Moon, Four Wishes, Charisma (Broward), and a few others along with a variety of cruisers.
|Posted by Scott | 11/02/2006 @ 20:00 | Reply|
In St Maarten, the draw bridge is closed indefinately which will halt all vessel traffic into the Simpson Bay lagoon. Evidently they have a problem with one of the bridge's bearings and are hoping to obtain parts and air freight to the island as soon as possible. Many super yachts are stranded inside the lagoon at the Isle de Sol marina. Troubling news for the charter Show scheduled for December.
|Posted by Marian | 10/25/2006 @ 18:20 | Reply|
Work has started on a new megayacht marina in Costa Rica : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 10/06/2006 @ 10:00 | Reply|
The proposed Port Adriatico expansion for large yachts has taken a big step forward : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 09/12/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply|
Florida could get new megayacht marina : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 09/08/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply|
Another Bahamas marina has been sold and will have its megayacht facilities extended.
Link : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 09/06/2006 @ 12:00 | Reply|
Some news about the Chub Cay Marina in the Bahamas : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 07/19/2006 @ 15:05 | Reply|
I'm not sure that it's a photo, looks like a sketch. Anyway, the yacht is the Oceanco Lazy Z.
|Posted by Marian | 07/19/2006 @ 15:00 | Reply|
The megayacht marina in Singapore is in last stages of development : http://www.bymnews.com/...
I reckon you need to be a top spotter to recognise the large yacht in the aerial view!
|Posted by Maarten | 07/18/2006 @ 01:00 | Reply|
One (white hull) looks like a 100' Hatteras (http://www.hatterasyachts.com/...). The yacht with the blue hull, I think is Entrepreneur, a 34m Broward.
|Posted by Marian | 07/17/2006 @ 19:30 | Reply|
The expanded Chub Cay marina, in the Bahamas, has opened : http://www.bymnews.com/...
Does anyone recognise the two large yachts in the picture?
|Posted by Marian | 06/28/2006 @ 17:35 | Reply|
It looks likely that the old Summerfield Boatworks in Ft Lauderdale will finally become a megayacht marina : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 06/14/2006 @ 11:30 | Reply|
The construction is progressing in Monaco. A new puzzle part arrived recently. I think that it's again a floating pier. It's anchored at the end of the former jetty, and it could give us an idea of the future width of this pier.
|Posted by Marian | 05/26/2006 @ 11:45 | Reply|
A new marina in New Caledonia will shelter megayachts up to 164 feet : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 05/24/2006 @ 12:45 | Reply|
- work has started on the massive new resort and megayacht marina in the Bahamas : http://www.bymnews...
- Bulgaria marina opeing next month with megayacht capacity : http://www.bymnews...
- a planned new resort and megayacht marina in West Caicos has got the required funding : http://www.bymnews...
|Posted by Marian | 05/16/2006 @ 16:00 | Reply|
Castellammare di Stabia, Italy is to get a big, new marina for yachts up to 80 metres : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 05/11/2006 @ 13:45 | Reply|
The new megayacht marina in the Bahamas opens next month : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 05/07/2006 @ 11:35 | Reply|
|This picture shows you the former jetties. They are cleaned, everything is removed on them, even the lighthouses...|
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 05/07/2006 @ 11:20 | Reply|
Here is another picture to illustrate the words of Gross-Segler.
|Posted by Gross-Segler | 05/06/2006 @ 20:40 | Reply|
Yachtspotter?s excellent picture taken from north side of Port Hercule looks down on the projected new quay for the Monaco Yacht Club, which will be moved from present position on south side of harbour at root of the new floating breakwater. Big-yacht berths will then be available stern-to both on inside of the counter-jetty (outside photo on the left) and outside of the old north breakwater which has now been reduced down to a simple jetty. You can see Alysia berthed on the inside of that jetty, facing the Piscine. Between these two jetties it is planned to lay an underwater platform to reduce the depths to about 7 metres for easier anchoring/moorings, as present depths are much too great and the anchor pull is at a very steep angle. This seems an excellent plan, and I?ve never heard of this sort of arrangement before. Monaco was/is always such a deep harbour, boats often anchoring far too near the quay and then wondering why they bashed against quay if onshore wind blew.
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 05/03/2006 @ 12:15 | Reply|
The picture promised. This is the place of the new marina, between the former jetty (cleaned now) and the new small jetty. Impressive pillars were inserted in the ground of the sea...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/30/2006 @ 19:50 | Reply|
Yes Gustav, I took some pictures of the work during the last week. I will be back at home Tuesday morning, and then I will post them online. It's very impressive. The old lighthouses are removed now, and the piers are cleaned. According to my source, it seems that the new part of the harbour will be finished for the next Monaco Yacht Show.
|Posted by gushl | 04/30/2006 @ 19:45 | Reply|
Is there an update on the work that is/was being done in Port Hercule, Monaco? I remember seeing a pic of the old Lighthouse being removed ? has that pier been cleaned up now?
|Posted by Christo303 | 04/15/2006 @ 02:27 | Reply|
It seems that a new tax will be imposed on yachts visiting Sardinia between June and September of each year : if the owner of the yacht is not an inhabitant of the island, he's going to pay a tax when visiting the ports of Sardinia. A very heavy tax : no less than EUR 20.000 a year for a yacht of 30 m and more !
|Posted by Marian | 04/01/2006 @ 16:50 | Reply|
Valencia megayacht marina :
This pic shows the long bit of the T shaped megayacht marina, behind Luna Rossa, in the middle of the America?s Cup basin. As you can see, there are moorings on either side, giving a fantastic view of the activity in the bases, for yacht owners and guests http://bymnews.com/...
This pic shows the end of the short bit of the T, with moorings for yachts up to 80 metres, the biggest that can be accommodated in the centre. In the back ground you will see a quay with moored boat; the white triangular structure is at one end of the causeway, which now blocks off the original entrance to the inner basin. At the other end there is another quay and that will be where the Rising Sun moors http://bymnews.com/...
If you look across all the water, on the RH side of this pic, you will see the quay for the Rising Sun; I think this is a situation where those with ?lesser? yachts will have more fun, being right in the middle of all the action! http://bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Marian | 03/07/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply|
Demetri Porphyrios have been selected to design megayacht marina at Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos : http://www.bymnews.com/...
|Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/01/2006 @ 12:30 | Reply|
According to Mark, Super Servant 4 left Auckland, New Zealand with several yachts on board. Triton, Maria Cattiva and Ad Lib could be on way to US waters, and maybe Europe. According to Alloy Yachts' website, Ad Lib will sail in Med during the next summer.
|Posted by Jim | 01/31/2006 @ 23:00 | Reply|
The two "monsters" together in Port Everglades, Florida.