The largest superyacht to visit Auckland

Richard Yachting News

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 hanger, as well as a …

Billionaire Adorns Yacht with Enormous 3D Printed Jaguar

Richard 3D, Yachting News

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 NFL team, Khan had Belgian …

Award winning boat firm launched on the market

Richard Yachting News

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 with Bayleys, who is marketing …

Graeme Hart launches superyacht in Norway (Video)

Richard Yachting News

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 at the Kleven Verft shipyard …

The eleMMent Palazzo, a $3m land yacht

Richard Yachting News

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 up and running and ready …

Billionaire’s Pampered Pooch Shows Kiwi Quest to Win Superyachts

Richard Yachting News

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 and NZ$95 million on tourism. …