The largest superyacht to visit Auckland

The superyacht Ocean Victory has docked in Auckland this morning. One of the largest yachts in the world, it is owned by Russian steel billionaire Viktor Rashnikov. At 140m in length, it is ranked ninth largest yacht in the world, and boasts an on-deck jacuzzi, six swimming pools, a gym, a helipad and a helicopter […]

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Billionaire Adorns Yacht with Enormous 3D Printed Jaguar

Let’s face it: No one needs to own a yacht. But, if you’re already living in the lap of luxury in your luxury yacht, you might as well adorn that piece of conspicuous consumption with a giant jaguar. That’s what billionaire Jaguars owner Shahid Khan did with his KISMET super yacht. Paying tribute to his […]

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Award winning boat firm launched on the market

Kiwi-owned Fyran Boats, a home-grown East Tamaki-based marine industry company which won a design award for one of its boats at the recent Auckland Boat Show, has been placed on the market. “The company was formed by fishing buddies and sheet metal workers Trevor Fyfe and Graeme Ranson in 1969,” says Greg Scott, business broker […]

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Billion dollar mega-ship sets sail for NZ waters

One of the new generation of billion dollar plus mega cruise ships is heading for New Zealand. Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas will cruise in New Zealand and Australian waters next year and will be the biggest cruise ship to ever visit. Its arrival is a coup for the fast-growing cruise industry in this […]

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Super-yacht designed for girly getaways

You know how it is — you and 11 friends hire a superyacht for a girly getaway and the ambience is ruined by laddish beer kegs and pool tables onboard. Well, no more — a Monaco-based designer, Lidia Bersani, is trying to create the perfect girls’ getaway — a luxury megayacht designed for women. La […]

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Graeme Hart launches superyacht in Norway (Video)

A Norwegian nautical secret has been revealed – New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart is the owner of a new ship launched at the weekend. Norwegian media say the 107-metre long “expedition yacht”, launched at Ulsteinvik, north of Oslo, cost about 400 million kroner ($78 million). Hart, complete with a nautical-monogrammed blazer, and wife Robyn were […]

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The eleMMent Palazzo, a $3m land yacht

Announcing the world’s most expensive anything is a surefire way to attract attention, but when the thing is a $3m motor home, questions arise beyond the obvious “Why?” After all, designers create all manner of prototypes, and mythical potentates from Dubai are always rumoured to be buying them. Yet in this case, the factory is […]

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Billionaire’s Pampered Pooch Shows Kiwi Quest to Win Superyachts

When Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko came to New Zealand, the government approved his superyacht as a special quarantine facility so that family dog Vala could avoid a spell away from its master. Melnichenko’s $350 million yacht was one of 35 luxury vessels to visit in 2013, spending NZ$185 million ($157 million) on refits and repairs […]

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