SuperYachtFan became aware of some rumors that both Palmer Johnson Yachts and Acico Yachts are moving to the former Jongert facilities near Medemblik, The Netherlands. Palmer Johnson recently reported that it plans to close its Sturgeon Bay yacht building facilities and move production to a shipyard it recently acquired in the Netherlands. The Jongert facilities were put for sale in 2015, as it´s owner VEKA ran into financial troubles. A Veka group company went bankrupt and several activities were put for sale, including the Jongert Yard. We heard that Palmer Johnson acquired the Jongert facilities and will be renting some of the facilities to Acico Yachts… However, according to the Dutch Land Registry Agency, the facilities are still owned by Veka (September 20th 2015).
Team Led by Paul G. Allen Locates One of the Largest Battleships Ever Constructed
A research team led by Paul G. Allen has located the Musashi, one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced battleships. The ship was sunk during World War II and, despite numerous eyewitness accounts, the exact location of the ship was unknown. Using historical records from four different countries, detailed topographical data and advanced technology aboard his yacht, motor yacht Octopus, Mr. Allen and his team discovered the wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines on March 1, 2015. Musashi was sunk by American forces on October 24, 1944 in the lead up to the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The discovery of the ship marks an important milestone in the annals of World War II naval history. The Musashi, and her sister ship Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed. Commissioned in 1942, Musashi weighs 73,000 tons fully loaded. It featured eighteen-
Fraser Yachts Announces Strong January Superyacht Sales and New Central Agency Sales Listings
A strong start to 2015 has seen the sale of six superyachts by Fraser Yachts, the world’s leading yacht brokerage, along with the addition of two yachts and six berths to their fleet of superyachts for sale.
The strong sales witnessed throughout 2014 show no sign of slowing down in 2015 for Fraser Yachts. The world’s leading yacht brokerage company is delighted to announce the sale of six superyachts in January: M/Y CALIXE, M/Y FOUR WISHES, M/Y SERENITY J, M/Y LADY ECOSSE, M/Y MR JACK and M/Y DANCING GIRL. Two new yachts have been added to their fleet of superyachts for sale: M/Y MAXIMUS II and M/Y UNO MAS, along with six new berths in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Built in 2005, M/Y MAXIMUS II is a 32.31m custom designed tri-
Also for sale from Horizon Yachts, M/Y UNO MAS was built in 2005 and is a superb cockpit motor yacht. Her stylish interior boasts many upgrades and elegant polished wood-
In Palma de Mallorca, three berths are for sale inside the Pantalan del Mediterraneo marina. The largest, a 128m berth in the Pantalan del Mediterraneo, is the only available fully exclusive superyacht mooring in a prime, down-
In addition, two smaller 22m berths in the Pantalan del Mediterraneo are also for sale with Fraser Yachts. The marina was completely rebuilt in 2014 and these berths also have a lease until 30/11/2026. The asking price for each berth is € 714,000 VAT PAID. Also in Palma de Mallorca, a 40m berth in Marina Moll Vell is for sale. The marina was completely rebuilt in 2014 and boasts a fantastic location, only steps away from the historic site of Palma de Mallorca, the heartbeat of the city. With a lease until 22/03/2018, the berth is on the market for € 1,694,000 VAT PAID.
A further two berths are also for sale in the Marina Moll Vell. The 30m berth Moll Vell has a lease until 22/03/2018 and has an asking price of € 1,150,000 VAT PAID, whilst a 25m berth Moll Vell has a lease which runs until the same date and is on the market for € 714,000 VAT PAID.
The best yachts of 2015
Those who have a passion for sports cars as well as yachts will doubtless have heard of the latest release from Lamborghini.
The Hedonist, as designed by the luxury sports car manufacturer, is everything its name says: powered by Rolls Royce water jets, this nippy gem can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. Serbian entrepreneur Boris Ivanovic designed the yacht, calling it the “ultimate boy toy.” He said: “Every little piece is a work of arts and requires hundreds, sometimes thousands of hours to create.
“The idea is to make the best and most beautiful boat in the world.” Indeed, that last claim sounds like an ambitious one, but The Hedonist's design is not over the top – its African mahogany hull gives it a sleek, sophisticated look.
With standard 30 foot models starting at half a million dollars in price, this is one yacht for the flashier sailor. But it's not the only yacht that's catching the attentions of the folks at SuperYachtFan. For the James Bond fans out there, the Casino Royale is quite simply once of the most decadent yachts around. Boasting 6,900 square feet of interior space, the latest Millennium edition of the boat sets the scene for all Bond fands, making them feel like 007 himself.
The mahogany décor is juxtaposed with images of Bond girls emblazoned on frosted glass windows, while the ship also boasts 22 HD televisions, perfect for creating one's very own James Bond marathon. While some visitors may be getting in the Casino Royale spirit by playing online at Spinpalace.com, others can simply admire the roulette wheel carvings as designed by Jeff Homchick. Of course, for something completely different, there is one yacht that was making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently. The History Supreme was said to cost approximately $4.8 billion, and made the top of many 'best yacht' lists, largely thanks to its shameless opulence.With 100,000 kg of gold and platinum used to make its exterior, it almost sounded too good to be true – and that's because it was! It later surfaced that the yacht was completely fictional and simply released onto the internet as part of a hoax.Then again, one of the rumors about said yacht was that its exterior was also adorned with bones of dinosaurs and tiny meteorites, so it's no wonder it was later revealed as a fake...
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