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Ceylan

Ceylan
© Riza Tansu / monacoeye

Yacht name: Ceylan
Length: 115 ft • 35 m
Year: 2010
Builder: Tansu Yachts

Ceylan was launched in March 2010.

Thanks to Riza Tansu for sending in this photo of the “mothership”.
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DP Monitor

DP Monitor
© FP / monacoeye.com - Italy

Yacht name: D.P. Monitor
Length: 94 ft • 29 m
Year: 1953
Builder: Benetti

Thanks to Francesco Porcaro for sending in shots of his own converted tug. Originally built by Fratelli Benetti in 1953, he says it was the first ever tug conversion in Italy. Looks like a nice job.
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Olivia

Olivia yacht
Copyright: NT/monacoeye • 2011 • Monaco • Do not copy without permission.

Yacht name: Olivia
Formerly: Valerian Albanov -> Arctic Fantasy -> Galapagos -> Delta Bravo
Length: 230 ft • 70 m
Year: 1972
Builder: OY Laivateollisuus
Naval architect: OY Laivateollisuus
Exterior design: Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction

Olivia recently joined the superyacht circuit. Originally built as a Russian hydrographic vessel, she was refitted from 2008 to 2010 by Rouvia Road Yacht Design. Read More...
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Nomade

Nomade
Copyright: NT/monacoeye • 2011 • Monaco • Do not copy without permission.

Yacht name: Nomade
Length: 119 ft • 36 m
Year: 2011
Builder: Tansu Yachts

Turkish-built Nomade displayed at the Superyacht Rendezvous earlier this year. Read More...
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Luna

Luna
Photos copyright: NT/monacoeye Monaco • Do not copy without permission.

Yacht name: Luna
Length: 377 ft • 115 m
Year: 2009
Builder: Lloyd Werft • SBN Stahlbau Nord
Naval architect: Lloyd Werft
Exterior design: Newcruise
Interior design: Donald Starkey

Luna’s night lighting.


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Kinta

Vinydrea
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Yacht name: Vinydrea -> Kinta
Length: 175 ft • 53 m
Year: 2008
Builder: Proteksan Turquoise • # 47
Design: Paolo Caliari

Above, the steel-hulled expedition yacht arriving at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show as Vinydrea. Below, sold and renamed as Kinta.
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Senses

Senses yacht
Copyright: KG/monacoeye • Bremen, June 2010 • Do not copy without permission

Yacht Name: Senses
Length: 194 ft • 59 m
Year: 1999
Builder: Schweers • # 6500
Architect: Kusch Yachts - Francis Design
Exterior: Francis Design
Interior: Philippe Starck

Senses emerged last month from a million-pound refit at Testbank Ship Repair in Portsmouth.

After final checks in Southampton Docks she headed across the channel to Blohm and Voss’ facility in Bremen, where these photos were taken, for some finishing touches.

She will attend the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show. Read More...
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Northern Star


Copyright: monacoeye • Monaco, July 2010 • Do not copy without permission


Yacht Name: Northern Star
Formerly: (Project Scout)
Length: 247 ft • 75 m
Year: 2009
Builder: Lürssen • # 13651
Design: Espen Øino International
Interior: Pauline Nunns Associates

Northern Star the 75m explorer from Lürssen, built under the project name Scout, was launched in 2009 and recently arrived in Monaco.

She is so similar in design terms to the previous incarnation of Northern Star that we mistook her for Polar Star!

The resplendent paint work should have given the game away…

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Andrea

Andrea yacht
Copyright: NT/monacoeye • Monaco, July 2010 • Do not copy without permission

Yacht Name: Andrea
Length: 126 ft • 38 m
Year: 2003
Builder: Delta Marine • # 126-002
Design: Michael Kirschstein

Andrea spotted last week.


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2003 126-002 126 ft Andrea
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Ulysses

Ulysses yacht
Copyright: NT/monacoeye • Monaco, July 2010 • Do not copy without permission

Yacht Name: Ulysses
Length: 192 ft • 58 m
Year: 2003
Builder: Trinity Yachts • # 19

Great shot of Ulysses, the US-based Trinity Yachts explorer, visiting Monaco yesterday. Read More...
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Zeepaard

Axantha

Yacht name: Axantha -> Zeepaard (2009)
Length: 122 ft • 37 m
Year: 2003
Builder: JFA
Design: Vripack

Photo: monacoeye • Golfe Juan • April 2007
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Force Blue


All photos copyrighted: monacoeye • Monaco, May 2010 • Do not copy without permission

Yacht name: Force Blue
Formerly: Big Roi
Length: 206 ft • 63 m
Launch: 2002
Builder: Royal Denship
Architect: Tom Fexas

May 2010: Force Blue back is back in the news. According to press reports, it was seized by Italian tax authorities this morning in a dawn raid in Italy.
It left Monaco last week after Renault success at this year’s Grand Prix.

May 2008: Force Blue back in Monaco for the F1. Alonso back again with Renault. No sign of the penguins yet…
May 2006: Flavio Briatore's Force Blue in nearby Beaulieu yesterday - Renault driver Fernando Alonso won the Monaco Grand Prix

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Polar Star

Polar Star
Polar Star

Yacht name: Polar Star
Formerly: Northern Star
Length: 206 ft • 63 m
Year: 2005
Builder: Lürssen • # 13629
Design: Espen Øino • Vripack

Photo: monacoeye • May 2007 • Beaulieu & Monaco July 2009
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Ingot

Burger Boat Ingot

Yacht name: Ingot
Length: 153 ft • 47 m
Year: 2008
Builder: Burger Boat • # 503
Design: Burger and Vripack

Photo: monacoeye • Monaco • June 2008

Ingot was billed as Burger Boat's most luxurious and sophisticated yacht on launch in June 2008.
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Oxygen

Oxygen

Yacht name: Oxygen
Length: 138 ft • 42 m
Year: 2009
Builder: Baglietto
Designer: Francesco Paszkowski

Photo: NT • Monaco • July 2009

Oxygen is a new aluminium-hulled Baglietto. She cruises at 20 knots and is available for €16.5.

Thanks to DD for the ID !
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Leo Fun

Leo Fun goes for a spin
Leo Fun - new launch from Proteksan
Leo Fun front decks

Yacht name: Leo Fun
Length: 177 ft • 54 m
Year: 2009
Builder: Proteksan Turquoise • # 48
Design: Paolo Caliari

Photos: NT & monacoeye • Monaco • April 2008


Leo Fun - a slightly larger, new, grey-hulled sister to Vinydrea - has arrived in Monaco. She was launched in January and is available for charter, priced at about €285 k per week. This style goes by the name of a trawler-explorer or trawler yacht. Larger photos to follow …
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Steel

Steel yacht Falmouth
Steel yacht Falmouth

Yacht name: Steel
Length: 180 ft • 55 m
Year: 2008
Builder: Pendennis
Design: Liebowitz & Pritchard

Photo: Tom Walker • Falmouth • October 2008

Tom took some nice photos of this new yacht from Pendennis he spotted, named Steel, on sea trials off Falmouth a couple of weeks ago.
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Veronika

Veronika yacht

Yacht name: Veronika
Length: 95 ft • 29 m
Year: 2006
Builder: Inace • # 560
Design: Kirchstein Design

Photo: NT • Monaco Yacht Show • September 2008
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China

Kingship China

Yacht name: China
Length: 108 ft • 33 m
Year: 2006
Builder: Kingship Marine
Architect: Vripack
Stylist: Ward Setzer

Photo: NT • Monaco • August 2008
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Poco Loco • Bandido 75

Poco Loco
Poco Loco yacht

Yacht name: Poco Loco • Bandido 75
Length: 75 ft
Model year: 2008 ?
Builder: Bandido Yachts • Jade Yachts ?

Photo: NT • Monaco • August 2008
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Rusalina Exp

Rusalina

Yacht name: Rusalina Exp
Formerly: True North
Length: 137 ft • 42 m
Year: 2007
Builder: Newcastle Marine • # 1001
Architect: DeJong & Lebet
Design: Luiz de Basto

Photo: NT • Monaco • August 2008
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Copasetic

Copasetic Canadian built yacht in St Barths
Copasetic

Yacht name: Copasetic
Length: 141 ft • 43 m
Yar: 2006
Builder: Hike Metal • # H160

Photo: Robert Paylor • St Barthélémy • July 2008

The Canadian-built expedition yacht Copasetic dominates the St Barths waterfront …
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Plan B

Plan B yacht

Yacht name: Plan B
Formerly: Flinders
Length: 164 ft • 50 m
Year: 1972 • refit: 2004 & 2006
Builder: Williamstown
Refit: Marine Industrial Design & TBW Design

Photo: monacoeye • Monaco • June 2008

August 2007: This 50m conversion from an Australian hydrographic vessel, has recently been re-refitted in Jacksonville for a three year global cruise. Additions include Quantum Zerospeed stabilisers.
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Atana

Atana yacht

Yacht name: Atana
Length: 108 ft • 33 m
Year: 2007
Builder: Armòn

Atana, the newly built Spanish explorer arrived in a crowded Port Hercule yesterday.
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Tivoli

Tivoli

Yacht name: Tivoli • Doggersbank Offshore 90
Length: 90 ft • 28 m
Year: 2001
Design: Vripack • Dick Boon
Builder: Proteksan Turquoise Yachts

Photo: HMB • Caribbean • 2007
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Commercial Break • Bradford 90

Commercial Break

Yacht name: Commercial Break • Bradford 90
Length: 90 ft • 27.4 m
Year: 2004
Builder: Moonen
Design: Vripack

Photo: Robert Paylor • St Barths • 2007
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Dardanella

Dardanella

Yacht name: Dardanella
Length: 121 ft • 37 m
Year: 1998 - refit 2006
Builder: Vitters
Design: Vripack

Photo: Axel Leipzig • Ibiza • May 2007

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Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger
Lone Ranger yacht

Yacht name: Lone Ranger
Length: 255 ft • 77.7 m
Year: 1973
Conversion: 1994
Builder: Schichau Unterweser

Photo: Monacoeye • Villefranche • June 2007
Photo: Bob Paylor • St Barths • January 2007

Peter Lewis' converted tug Lone Ranger. In the last couple of years she has traveled to Antarctica, Tahiti and Australia…
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Suakin

Suakin

Yacht name: Suakin
Formerly: Freesia
Length: 121 ft • 37 m
Year: 1997
Builder: Hakvoort

Photo: Robert Paylor • St Barths • April 2007
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Turmoil

Turmoil

Yacht name: Turmoil
Length: 209 ft • 63 m
Launch: 2006
Builder: Royal Denship
Architect: Ole Steen Knudsen

Photo: Bob Paylor • December 2006 • St Barths

This is the latest and greatest of Royal Denship's expedition yachts. It's a replacement for the Vripack designed Turmoil. The other two Danish explorers Force Blue and Big Aron also visited St Barths on New Year's Eve.
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Lamu

Lamu

Yacht name: Lamu
Formerly: Strilos • Rongos • Ben Lui
Length: 167 ft • 51 m
Year: 1953
Refit: 2004
Builder: Lewis

Photo: 26 November 2006 • Antibes • monacoeye
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Solea

Solea

Yacht name: Solea
Length: 119 ft • 36 m
Year: 1974
Refit: 2005
Builder: Sieghold

Location: St Tropez
Photo date: October 2006

Solea seemed unpeturbed by the strong winds lashing St Tropez during Les Voiles in October.
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Lady D

Lady D

Yacht name: Lady D
Formerly: Quest • Tortuga • Salem • Lady J
Length: 185 ft • 56 m
Year: 1976
Refit: Stabbert Maritime
Builder: Quality

Photo: November 2006 • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Spencer VanCrey

Guest photographer Spencer VanCrey sent in this crisp shot of Lady J recently spotted in the balmy waters of Puerto Vallarta.
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Akula

Elanymor

Yacht name: Elanymor -> Akula
Length: 194 ft • 59 m
Year: 1974 • Refti: 1999
Builder: Amels • # 335

Photo: monacoeye • St Tropez • October 2006

Here's Elanymor, similar in age and design to Altair. She spent the week watching the regattas. The third ship in this trio is Intuition II
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Jasmin

Jasmin

Yacht name: Jasmin
Length: 121 ft• 37 m
Launch: 2003
Builder: RMK Marine
Design: Vripack • Dick Boon

Photo: monacoeye

Sister to Private Lives …
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