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Damen Yachting Launches 77m SeaXplorer La Datcha

77m luxury expedition yacht La Datcha has been launched by Damen Yachting. The latest jewel in the successful SeaXplorer crown emerged from her shed in the Netherlands this week ahead of her delivery to her owner later this summer.

Damen Yachting Launches 77m SeaXplorer La Datcha
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DAMEN Launches First 62m SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht

After a long summer of absence, show season is now well and truly underway, and with it we begin to welcome news of the latest new launches from some of the world’s biggest yards. This week, topping off what has already been an impressive year of production for the Dutch giants, we heard of the launch of Damen’s first SeaXplorer expedition yacht from her building hall in the Netherlands.

DAMEN Launches First 62m SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht
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Damen Launches 77m Explorer Giant La Datcha

This week brought some big news from Damen: the Dutch yacht builder have launched 77m La Datcha SeaXplorer at an event held in Galati.

Damen Launches 77m Explorer Giant La Datcha
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Benetti Launches Top 100 Superyacht: FB 272

In the wake of Superyachts.com's recent Top 100 event in London, which celebrated the largest yachts in the world, Benetti has this week announced the launch of FB 272 nicknamed Project Zoza. Snowballing into the exciting phase they've titled 'Giga Season' it's clear to see that nothing can stop the Italian yard on their mission to build bigger.

Benetti Launches Top 100 Superyacht: FB 272
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Largest Yachts News

Largest Asian Yacht Sets Sail for MYS

Brand new 88.5m superyacht Illusion Plus was launched from Pride Mega Yacht’s facilities in China in April of this year and is officially the largest private superyacht to have been built in Asia. According to a local news source, China Daily, and confirmed by her AIS information, Illusion Plus is heading to Monaco via Shenzhen in time for the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in September.

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Industry News

Damen lays keel for 77-metre SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht

Last week, Dutch yacht builders Damen marked a milestone in the construction of the SeaXplorer 77, an expedition superyacht, at a keel laying ceremony at its Galati shipyard facility. The Damen SeaXplorer 77 project is a custom version of the SeaXplorer 75 range.

Damen lays keel for 77-metre SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht
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Latest Designs

The Next Great Adventure: DAMEN SeaXplorer 75 Sold

The SeaXplorer came to the fore in 2015 and blew the explorer market wide open. It’s progressive design, aggressive styling and complete autonomy provided everything from contemporary cool to the true-expedition lifestyle. Now, DAMEN - the builder behind the SeaXplorer - has announced the sale of a brand-new 75-metre project.

The Next Great Adventure: DAMEN SeaXplorer 75 Sold
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Latest Designs

The Collection: PRIME Present Superyacht Prisma

Creating the perfect 21st century superyacht is a challenge for even the most innovate of designers. Finding a balance between style and substance is somewhat a catch 22 yet it's one that Prime Megayacht Platform seems to have overcome in their most recent design project, The Collection.

The Collection: PRIME Present Superyacht Prisma

Explorer Sandalphon Emerges After Extensive Rebuild

One of the most exciting ‘rebuilds’ of 2017, Balk Shipyard has today re-launched Sandalphon, a renewed superyacht project which is neither refit or new-build; but something much more.

Explorer Sandalphon Emerges After Extensive Rebuild
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New Photos Showcase the Style of Superyacht Y715

The 88.5 metre (290 ft) superyacht known only as ‘Y715’ has this week left the Oceanco shipyard following sea trials, seen here in brand-new photos taken in The Netherlands by Dutch Yachting.

New Photos Showcase the Style of Superyacht Y715
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Largest Yachts News

Feadship Superyacht Vertigo Launched into the Top 100

The 96.55 metre (316.7ft) superyacht Vertigo has today left the Feadship build hall in Makkum (Netherlands), moving from the shed directly into the Top 100.

Feadship Superyacht Vertigo Launched into the Top 100

Oceanco 88.5m Y715 Superyacht Makes a Splash

Oceanco’s highly confidential 88.5m/290ft motor yacht was launched on 31 October 2016 and is now entering her exciting commissioning period. Its naval architect is courtesy of Oceanco and Azure, presenting a distinct identity that is iconic in its presentation.

Oceanco 88.5m Y715 Superyacht Makes a Splash
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Latest Designs

Royal Huisman Unveil the DART65 Motor Yacht

The finest conceptual talents of Winch Design, renowned Azure Naval Architects and superyacht builder Royal Huisman have joined forces to create the stunning DART motor yacht range.

Royal Huisman Unveil the DART65 Motor Yacht
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Latest Designs

The First DAMEN SeaXplorer Explorer Superyacht Sold

Since its global unveiling in 2015, it was only a matter of time until the first SeaXplorer expedition superyacht became a tangible project. Now, AMELS and DAMEN have announced that the first member of the SeaXplorer range has been sold.

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Latest Designs

Rupert Mann Discusses the 88m Illusion Project

Rupert Mann of Rainsford Mann Designs discusses the stylistic inspiration behind the 88m superyacht project Illusion which is currently under construction at the Raffles Shipyard in China.

Rupert Mann Discusses the 88m Illusion Project

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