25 Dec 2007 12:20 :Polls & Quizzes
I thought it might be interesting to see which 60m+ yacht you liked most from 2007. A very generalized question, I know - just a non-scientific, fun survey.
The results are in… Alfa Nero managed to hold on to an early lead and finished top in the Monacoeye Reader's Choice Best Megayacht of 2007 Poll !!
But Kismet made up considerable ground despite a slow start and come a very honourable second. Silver, 778 and Martha Ann missed the first day of voting (!) but it was very much a two horse race. At the bottom of the table came the Lurssen twins Saint Nicolas and Martha Ann - clearly non-unique yachts are of less interest to the discerning reader than one-off builds.
Thanks to everyone who took part in out first poll - it seemed to work pretty well - despite a fair amount of suspicious voting from a certain ISP in Holland ! We'll certainly be looking to repeat the exercise soon with a different category of yacht. It'll be interesting to see if there is any predictive value to the poll.
Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas - have a great, safe, inspired 2008. Thanks to everyone for visiting in 2007 with an especially big thank you to all of you who have taken the time to send in your photos, emails and comments.
20 Dec 2007 12:52 :Trinity Yachts
Visitors to Monaco often want to know where the Grand Prix track is. Well here it is, most of it anyway, at a speed marginally slower than Lewis Hamilton is capable of !
Yacht: Pisa Akhir 153
Length: 153 ft • 46.6 m
Builder: Cantieri di Pisa
Yachting Partners International has announced the recent signing of a new build at Cantieri di Pisa. This will be the largest yacht ever under construction at this shipyard and the new flagship of Cantieri di Pisa.
Designated the Pisa Akhir 153, the 46.6m superyacht built for a regular client of Yachting Partners will be supervised, managed, and eventually chartered by Yachting Partners International. The yacht is to be delivered in April 2010.
Illustration courtesy of Yachting Partners International & Cantieri di Pisa.
Apparently yachts are big in the online virtual world of Second Life! Real big… Thanks to these nice screenshots sent in by Marc Jackson, we can see that Roman Abramovich's yacht Pelorus is just as well known in Second Life (SL) as in real life, and modelled with remarkable complexity.
Marc Jackson mentions, in comments below, that Lady Mask, the online nom-de-plume for Dubai, was the most complex structure ever built in SL, with 12,900 primatives or pieces. The designers increased her length from 165m to 192m and sold her for a rumoured sum of US $7,500 ! She is now in a secret location.
03 Dec 2007 12:36 :Models
This Second Life online fantasy game virtual yacht, which bears a striking resemblance to Sunseeker's 37m The Snapper, can be bought from SL Exchange for a mere 850 Linden dollars. That's about 3 US dollars. It also comes in a blue-hulled version. Second Life has dozens of yachts for sale of all types - explorer, sail, speedboat. This one, which costs 7500 Linden dollars, comes equipped with, ahem, "two working sex beds". No, I have no idea and am not sure I really want to know. It really is another world!
The current exchange rate for Linden dollars is 283 to the US dollar.
A fly-by rendering of a 115m 2004 project by Penumbra Marine Logistics with architecture by Murray and Associates and interior by Sam Sorgiovanni.
An ad for Dockwise Yacht Transport demonstrating a float-on float-off yacht transporter - the easy way to get yachts from one side of the world to another.