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Monaco Yacht Show '21 Will Feature Dedicated Sailing Yacht Section

With under three weeks to go until the industry reconvenes around the docks of Port Hercules for the world’s most prestigious celebration of superyachting, the Monaco Yacht Show has released more details on what to expect from this year’s ‘revamped’ event. This year, visitors to the show will be able to enjoy a dedicated sailing yacht area for the first time, showcasing a range of luxury sailing yachts from expert builders around the world.

Monaco Yacht Show '21 Will Feature Dedicated Sailing Yacht Section
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Top Five Cutting-Edge Concepts for Sale with Ocean Independence

What makes for a great superyacht concept? Whether it’s alternative fuel sources or submersible vessels, the superyacht design sector is nothing if not creative. Oftentimes though, it is the marriage of creativity with in-depth market expertise that makes for the best superyacht concepts. From luxury explorers to 100m+ megayachts, brokerage house Ocean Independence works with the industry’s greatest minds in design to offer Owners a wide selection of ready-to-build superyacht projects. Reflecting the latest market trends in aesthetic and functional designs, we give you our top five superyacht concepts available to build with Ocean Independence…

Top Five Cutting-Edge Concepts for Sale with Ocean Independence
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Build Contract Signed for 34m MMYD Sailing Yacht

Malcom McKeon Yacht Design has announced that the build contract has been signed for MM332, a 33.5m sloop-rigged sailing yacht that follows the successful delivery of SY Liara in 2019.

Build Contract Signed for 34m MMYD Sailing Yacht
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Coolest Superyacht Concepts of 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on another year which has seen the introduction of some outstandingly unique superyacht concepts. The superyacht industry is one in which the creative and the bold are allowed to flourish, with design moving always forward to test the limits of possibilities. Here are some of our favourite concepts from the past year…

Coolest Superyacht Concepts of 2020
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MMYD On Sustainability, Sailing & The Future of Yacht Design

With over 30 years’ experience in supplying the yachting industry with some of its most visionary high-performance vessels, Malcolm McKeon knows what it takes to design a client’s dream boat. Although the designer’s portfolio is diverse, McKeon’s proliferation in sailing yacht design is testimony to the significance of sailing vessels to the wider yachting industry today. We caught up with Malcolm McKeon to talk sustainability, the multitudinous ways yacht design can lead to greener operation, as well as what inspires him to keep pushing the boundaries of possibility.

MMYD On Sustainability, Sailing & The Future of Yacht Design
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Mark Evans on McConaghy's New Makara Superyacht Series

McConaghy Boats recently announced the introduction of the Makara sailing superyacht series; a new breed of semi-custom luxury racing yacht whose advanced technical design, ease of use and ultra high performance sets it apart a cut above the rest. We heard from Mark Evans, Managing Director of McConaghy Boats, to discuss the design inspiration behind the sleek new range and its importance in the place of wider industry trends.

Mark Evans on McConaghy's New Makara Superyacht Series
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Malcolm McKeon Unveils World's Largest Sloop at 85m

Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and Royal Huisman have unveiled the fruits of an exciting collaboration between two industry greats. The new APEX 850 concept is both the world’s largest sloop-rigged superyacht and the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht, but it is more than just the size that makes this a superyacht a future-icon.

Malcolm McKeon Unveils World's Largest Sloop at 85m
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Update on Secretive 60m Royal Huisman Project 404

The latest exciting superyacht under construction at Royal Huisman’s Vollenhove shipyard, 59.7m Project 404, is taking shape with the Owners in attendance for the turning of her hull. The Dutch luxury superyacht builder has released details and images of what has otherwise been a highly secretive project thus far. From what we can see, she is already looking like she will become another striking addition to the Royal Huisman fleet.

Update on Secretive 60m Royal Huisman Project 404
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Royal Huisman Begins Construction of Project 404

Royal Huisman have announced plans to build a 59.7m world performance cruising sloop: Project 404. Following in the footsteps of famed builds from the yard such as 58m Ngoni and 56m Aquarius, the new and highly advanced vessel will harness exceptional sail power and system technologies.

Royal Huisman Begins Construction of Project 404
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Decades of Design: Malcolm McKeon

Malcolm McKeon is a name that will be familiar to many if not all within the yachting industry, especially within the sailing community.

Decades of Design: Malcolm McKeon
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Malcom McKeon Commissioned to Design 'Mega Sloop'

Malcom McKeon Yacht Design has today confirmed the commission of a 78-metre ‘Mega Sloop’ design, dubbed the MM78.

Malcom McKeon Commissioned to Design 'Mega Sloop'
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Sophisticated Sailing Yacht MM341 Enters Construction

The latest project from the drawing board of Malcolm McKeon, the MM341 is a 34-metre sailing yacht designed with a focus on global cruising with a hidden racing edge.

Sophisticated Sailing Yacht MM341 Enters Construction
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Life Under Sail: Missy Commands the Mediternnean

Three months after her delivery, the 33-metre high performance sloop-rigged superyacht Missy is now in the Mediterranean and has already been spotted out cruising in the Bay of Palma.

Life Under Sail: Missy Commands the Mediternnean
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Sailing Yacht Missy Hits the Water at Vitters Shipyard

Some of the finest sailing yachts in the world emerge to venture to exotic new locations, and the latest launch from Dutch sailing experts Vitters is no exception. After two years in build, the 33 metre performance sloop Missy has been launched in search for warmer climes.

Sailing Yacht Missy Hits the Water at Vitters Shipyard
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