News about mega yachts - Interesting facts
Indeed, last year, the Monaco Yacht Show organizers announced that this year’s show would have 15 additional berths for megayachts up to 394 feet (120 meters). While the general map of the Monaco Yacht Show reveals 14 new berths, the minor difference does not detract from it being much-desired space.
The seas were pretty much flat-calm the day that Heesen Yachts sent the 131-foot (40-meter) Galatea out for sea trials earlier this month. While nearly-perfect conditions are anything but what you’d expect off the coast of Holland, it was ideal for Galatea. Why? The megayacht was able to achieve a reported 29.7 knots at top end under half load. That’s just a hair more than 2 knots above what Heesen Yachts promised in the contract.
Against the splendid backdrop of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds by Kiztbuel in Austria, on the evening of the 24th February, during an exclusive two day event dedicated to world excellence in international nautical design, M/Y Chopi Chopi was awarded a prize in the category “Interior Design Award” for the over 60 metres megayacht sector.
Yachting aficionados may recall that The Highlander was delivered to the late Malcolm Forbes in 1986. She was the fifth yacht that Malcolm commissioned since 1955, and his third Feadship. The Highlander was nicknamed “the ultimate capitalist tool,” entertaining clients of his eponymous magazine every (and we do mean every) weeknight in New York City.
If, as a 'normal' cruising sailor, you have the occasional stab of envy about those who own superyachts, here's some reassuring news from a superyacht designer: Most people who order superyachts are concerned more about having a room for a giant TV than anything else. So when you thought they were leading a super-glam life, they are more likely to be stashed in front of their big screen.