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New Eco-Friendly Superyacht Decor Does Not Smell Fishy

WHAT IS TRENDING IN YACHTING Trending ultra-green yachting continues.  News of a decor option that smells a little fishy to us appears.  Salmon skin upholstery! ECO-FRIENDLY Fuel-guzzling luxury mega yacht charter vessels are not eco-friendly modes of transportation.  However, a growing number of yacht owners are taking steps to protect our oceans.  They are building and refitting their […]...

Green Star Superyachts Welcomed

SUSTAINABILITY IN YACHTING Sustainability means avoiding depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance.  The push for sustainability in the yacht industry is a result.  Green yachting in the use of eco-friendly salmon skin upholstery in superyacht interiors, and the first self-sufficient zero carbon vessel are examples. A design studio is now building hybrid propulsion green […]...

4 Reasons to Charter a Sailing Yacht

  SAILBOAT OR MOTORYACHT “Do you prefer a sailboat or a motoryacht?” YACHT CHARTER BROKER ASKS That is typically the first question a charter broker asks a prospective new customer when approached with an inquiry for a mega yacht charter vacation. The answer is often a request for a motor yacht.   Yachting aficionados routinely inquire by motoryacht brand.  They ask […]...

3 Simple Ways to Go Green on Sail Boat Charters

GO GREEN ON YACHT CHARTER Much attention has been focused on the efforts of the superyacht industry to embrace sustainability and green building practices.  But what about the travelers – the people who rent, for example, a private yacht for a Virgin Islands yacht charter holiday? How can they contribute to furthering the cause of […]...

Sustainable Bamboo Greens Yacht Design

SUSTAINABLE SALMON SKIN Remember our eco-friendly green superyacht salmon skin decor blog post?  Introducing sustainable bamboo for yacht interiors. Sailboats and cruiseships also use it.   HOW TO USE BAMBOO? Lamboo, Inc.’s product line presented yacht industry  designers like Dubois Naval Architects with a new challenge.  Designers always incorporate new materials into their work.   ELITE BAMBOO PANELS The “Elite” […]...

Classic Luxury Sailing Schooner

CLASSIC IS NEW IN YACHT CHARTER Presenting the brand new classic schooner sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA.  As they say, “everything old is new again.”  The 47 meter Italian-built yacht is the latest sail-powered superyacht.   WHO IS GERMANIA? The Germania NOVA (“new”) design makes this new yacht unusual and spectacular. She is a replica of a […]...

The Next James Bond Boat Might Be a Hybrid

FUTURE YACHT DESIGN Every few weeks we like to glimpse into the future of sustainable yacht design.  We’ve profiled designers who tout a future of green superyachts and builders who hope to lead the way with zero-carbon emission mega yacht charter vessels. JAMES BOND BOAT German grad student, Stefanie Behringer, is getting notice.  Stefanie designed […]...

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Keys to Hybrid Sports Car

Ah, life is good for film star Leonardo DiCaprio.  Dating “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively, we first caught a glimpse of Leo relaxing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS, Steven Spielberg‘s multi-million dollar superyacht, during the recent Cannes Film Festival 2011. Now we hear di Caprio is about to take delivery of a 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid […]...

Prince Asks Superyacht Industry for Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY WELCOMED BY A PRINCE The key is sustainability. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation introduced a program to encourage the builders of the world’s largest yachts to use timber from sustainably managed forests. Entitled the, “Wood Forever” program, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled the project to the media.  This happened during the […]...

Top Trends in Superyacht Marina Design

Here’s a staggering statistic: The number of megayachts worldwide has more than doubled in the last decade. While welcome news for the luxury mega yacht charter market, the development of new marinas sufficient in size to accommodate the largest yachts has not kept up with demand.  The yachting community is still talking about this summer’s […]...