Year in review: 2017’s biggest yachting news stories


Rosetti reveals superyacht ambitions

A new name announced its intention to tackle the superyacht market in November, although those with a close eye on the Italian commercial marine sector will have been aware of Rosetti Marino Group for many years. The Ravenna-based yard made a big splash with its debut concept (pictured above), which is an 85 metre superyacht support vessel designed by Tommaso Spadolini. Former Sanlorenzo and Ferretti executive Fulvio Dodich will head up the newly-founded Rosetti Superyachts division.


_Shekakhan_'s fresh new look

The relaunch of a yachting icon made headlines in December when the 69 metre classic yacht Sherakhan emerged from Dutch yard Icon Yachts sporting a fresh new look after a three-month refit. Her white finish is a marked contrast to the dark blue exterior that she is best known for. Sherakhan is now set to head off on a worldwide charter schedule in 2018, taking destinations as diverse as Antarctica, Patagonia, Polynesia, Greenland and the Baltic Sea.

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