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Helen Fretter

Helen Fretter finds out how America’s cup surveillance tactics …more

John Higginson

Ferretti Yachts 580

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Ferretti Yachts announced seven sales of the …more

Rachael Steele

Rossinavi Superyacht TALEYA

The 55m/180.5ft luxury yacht TALEYA (ex. RARITY, SOUTH) is …more

Rachael Steele

Super yacht TOGETHER

Let loose in the Mediterranean this summer and …more

Pretty Tough: the Contessa 32 at 50

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Elaine Bunting


The Contessa 32 celebrates its half-century this year. Elaine …more

Rachael Steele

CRN delivers the MY RIO 62m superyacht

Italian shipyard CRN has announced the successful delivery …more

John Higginson

Princess Yachts Y72

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Boat Lagoon Yachting has announced that the first …more

Rachel Kelly

A real fun superyacht BOLD for adventure-filled charter vacations

The impressive 85.3m/280ft luxury yacht BOLD is returning …more

Rachael Steele

DAMEN YS5301 yacht support vessel

The first YS 53 support vessel from Damen …more

Toby Heppell

Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from My Name is …more

Helen Fretter

With two new teams joining SailGP circuit, Team Japan, …more

Abram Yum

Image Credit: Courtesy of REV Ocean

In a world where constant …more

John Higginson

Leopard’s 46 Powercat follows the 53 and will be joined …more

Helen Fretter

Mark Mills commented online: “FlyingNikka Flies! Amazing to foil on her first days sailing. We left to work through the displacement sailing program this morning in light winds, but were able to keep going through all the points until finally we flew.

“Very encouraging to foil at such a low windspeed at such an early stage in her development, delivering the performance required for Mediterranean conditions. Congratulations to everyone involved, it’s taken a lot of commitment by many people from design, to build, to sailors, and firstly from the top: Roberto Lacorte.”

In a press release issued by the team, Lacorte said: “I can hardly describe the emotion I’m feeling right now. Seeing FlyingNikka fly for the first time, after these intense months dedicated first to its design and then to its construction, is something magical, extraordinary, unique. I am truly thrilled”.

The 60ft design shares a clear connection to the AC75s. Photos: Fabio Taccola

America’s Cup influences

The FlyingNikka project began in December 2020, with Irish designer Mark Mills working with specialists including KND Marine, Nat Shaver and Pure to develop FlyingNikka’s appendages and foil package. Construction has been completed on a tight schedule, of just eight months, managed by Miguel ‘Micky’ Costa.

FlyingNikka features lifting T-foils. Photos: Fabio Taccola

FlyingNikka is the first fully foiling ‘big boat’ custom yacht design, and represents an accelerated ‘trickle down’ influence from the

FlyingNikka, a custom-designed 60ft fully foiling racing yacht, took …more

Rachael Steele

Beach club with a spacious swim platform

Brand new from Gulf Craft comes the 37m/121.5ft …more

Sam Fortescue

A new breed of luxury fast multihulls are seducing …more

Rachel Kelly

Superyacht BERZINC - By Astilleros de Mallorca

Classic motor yacht BERZINC has completed a refit and is …more

Rachael Steele

160m mega yacht BLUE by Lurssen under outfitting - Photo © DrDuu

Superyacht photographer DrDuu has captured the 160m luxury mega …more

Helen Fretter

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to …more

Toby Heppell

A fleet of J Class yachts and a plethora …more

Rachael Steele

aerial view of catamaran yacht MANTA

Luxury catamaran MANTA has become the latest launch …more

Rachael Steele

Luxury yacht RUSH by Baglietto hitting water

Italian shipyard Baglietto has announced the launch of …more

John Higginson

U-Boat Worx Nexus

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U-Boat Worx, a leader in commercial and private multi-passenger …more

Rupert Holmes

A potent mix of Shaun Carkeek design and Mylius’ …more

Toby Heppell

The Yachting World team take to the water in …more