An epitome in luxury, yachts have long been the playground for the rich and famous. Many wealthy businesspersons, as well as celebrities from films and sports, have ships sailing the many seas and oceans of the world at any given time. Destinations like the Caribbean and South of France have become essential stops in yacht culture, and the boats themselves are a sign of power and prestige.

Owning a yacht gives the perfect kind of intimacy that most celebrities desire, and on top of that, they are the embodiment of a luxury hotel with the added advantage of being on water and mobile. Yachts give their owners bragging rights in this competitive world and are bespoke additions to anyone’s lifestyle. They have a character of their own, and the interiors can be changed based on personal tastes and preferences. The yacht life is something extraordinary and the few who have the privilege to enjoy it, live a life of splendour and infinite adventures.      

The Edge - Cyan

There has been some confusion when it comes to who owns Cyan, a stunning 48.71-meter motor boat with classic black and white exteriors. Initially, it was believed to have been U2’s frontman Bono’s ship. But recently it has come to light that Cyan is, in fact, his bandmate Edge’s property. Available for charter, the boat has a remarkable outdoor cinema and comes with a staff that is as hip as the boat’s rockstar owner. Built by the Italian Codecasa, in 1997, Cyan remains in immaculate condition till date. 

Eric Clapton – Va Bene 

This tri-deck gorgeous yacht is owned by one of music’s greatest legends, Eric Clapton, who happens to enjoy being on the water quite a bit and has another boat to his disposal named Blue Guitar. Being out in the open seas and near some of the most secluded spots in the world, yacht owners are privy to the most spectacular natural sights seen by humans. From the best stargazing locations to uninhabited islands with fascinating flora and fauna, there are moments to be cherished aboard a yacht like no other. The 46.51-meter yacht of Clapton can host up to 12 guests and is said to have had a refurbishment in 2008 as per the musician’s taste. 

Johnny Depp & J. K. Rowling - Amphitrite

This one may or may not be with a celebrity right now. Formerly belonging to Johnny Depp, the yacht went to J. K. Rowling next, who he has worked with Johnny Depp in the new Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts. In a world of extravagance there is no helipad or swimming pool on this boat, but apparently, this 150-footer was once again sold off for an undisclosed amount to an unknown buyer in 2017. Unlike having a jet plane, a yacht allows for a more relaxed and scenic transportation method. The idea of circumnavigating the seas in luxurious comforts is a dream for many, while for others, like Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicolas Cage, and David Beckham, it is a reality to be enjoyed with flair and panache.  

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Hylas Yachts Hosting the Yacht Show in Florida
Hylas Yachts had a gratifying year in 2020, despite many challenges, as several new models touched the water for the first time and have been delivered to their owners. The shipyard decided that it's time to show the new yachts to the wider Hylas community.Hylas H57The company is going to host an exclusive yacht show on Friday, January the 22nd, and Saturday, January the 23rd at the brand new Hylas Yachts and David Walters Yachts sales and service center located just south of Fort Lauderdale at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach, Florida.The event's program includes private walk-throughs of every new Hylas model and meeting with the family behind Hylas Yachts. Then, Friday evening, the Grand Opening of the new Hylas Sales and Service center will be celebrated."The highlight of this year’s event will be the unveiling of the brand new Hylas H57," said Hylas director Peggy Huang.This exciting new model, designed by Bill Dixon, has just arrived from the yard, making this event the first time the yacht will be on display to the public. Hylas H60Also on the dock will be the 2019 winner of Boat of the Year and Best Boat awards – the Hylas H48 – and the Hylas H60, which was the 2021 Boat of the Year for Best Luxury Cruiser. This is the first time that the entire fleet of new Hylas Sailing Yachts will be on display together.For those who are unable to travel to the event, Hylas Yachts plans to arrange a virtual walk-through and live tour of each of the Hylas models.Credits: Hylas Yachts
Besenzoni Introduces the Workboats Series
Besenzoni, the Sarnico-based company, known in the yachting sector as a supplier of accessories for recreational boats for over 50 years, have decided to introduce to the wider public its range of products designed for the commercial and military sector, which for many years has been a key part of their business. To date, among the products that the company manufactures for the commercial and military sector are helm seats, gangways, boarding ladders, cranes, batten cars, hydraulic handling systems, hatch openings, watertight doors and more.The new range will include products in the ‘pleasure’ boat range, reimagined and adapted for workboats, where it’s just as important to choose high-quality materials.Credits: Besenzoni
The New Build 43m Mangusta Oceano Project Como Has Been Sold
Camper & Nicholsons have announced the sale of the 43m Mangusta Oceano in-build project Project Como.Como is planned for early delivery in the summer of 2021. Hull number 06 in the series comes complete with in-house exterior lines, styling and all Italian décor. The interior has some upgrades and personalisation such as stainless steel details, ebony joinery, high gloss lacquers and fine leather throughout. Both the exterior and interior were designed by Alberto Mancini Yacht Design. With her full displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure construction, this is a long-range ocean-going tri-deck yacht offering accommodation for up to twelve guests in five well-appointed cabins. There is a shaded guest lounging area with plunge pool at the foredeck, and, down aft, she boasts a spacious beach club with a bar and gym area along with a large swimming platform. She can reach speeds up to 15 knots and has a range in excess of 4,500 nautical miles at 11 knots. Her tender and toys are stored in a dedicated garage under the foredeck. Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names.Credits: Overmarine Group
Cantiere Delle Marche Launches RJ 130
Cantiere delle Marche announced that explorer RJ 130 has been successfully launched.The exterior and interior of RJ range were designed by Francesco Paszkowski and naval architecture by Hydro Tec. The 40m explorer can accommodate 12 guests and seven crew members.“The RJ range of yachts is definitely a game changer for CdM. With three sales and five interior designs commissioned to Francesco Paszkowski, cooperation with multi-award-winning designers has already proven to be the right choice!” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and sales & marketing director at CdM.RJ features twin heavy duty MTU 10V2000M72 engines delivering 900kW each at 2250rpm, allowing a top speed of 14.5 knots. At an economic speed of 9 knots, she will have a range of around 5500nm with about 10% fuel left upon arrival.RJ 130 was sold to a European owner. “It was a great pleasure to work with an owner who was keen to bring his experience to CdM,” says Vasco. “Choosing CdM, he offered a serious statement of trust in our yard’s reliability and construction quality. I’d like to add that it’s inspiring and a reason for pride to see that a growing number of experienced and motivated owners prefer CdM to build their yachts,” Buonpensiere maintains. “Our clients have fantastic ideas for cruising, diving, luxury toys and serious boating. They are planning adventures, getting involved in underwater exploration, marine life observation, etc. As a shipbuilder, it’s exciting to be a part of making their ideas a reality, with this range merging the world of white yachts with that of real explorer vessels even more.”CdM’s story begins in 2010. Since 2015, the shipyard is the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Cantiere delle Marche builds long-range, luxury yachts and superyachts from 26m to 40m in length.Credits: Cantiere delle Marche
Asian Debut for the MCY 70 Skylounge
After the successful launch at the Miami Yacht Show last February, the MCY 70 Skylounge has arrived in Hong Kong for its first-ever Asian live premiere.The online live event staged by Asia Yachting, MCY’s official dealer for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, aired on January 14th across a number of well-appointed media channels, arousing considerable interest and attention among the brand’s friends and followers around the world.Credits: MCY