Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has teamed up with Camper & Nicholsons to create a Marine Edition of its award-winning Mono supercar. Find out more with our news story about the world's first yacht-friendly supercar.
It was a good week for a handful of yards that had some big news:
- Admiral revealed it will be building its biggest yacht yet – the 75m Project 575
- Riva sold three 88' Domino Super hulls
- Benetti revealed serial superyacht owner John Staluppi has placed an order for a 66m yacht
- CRN signed a contract to build a 50m Superconero yacht
You can see all of the week's yacht news in our archive.
So far this week we know of seven superyacht sales. In order of length, these are the luxury yachts we know have been sold:
- A new 66m Feadship yacht was sold by Northrop & Johnson
- A new Amels 180 Limited Series luxury yacht was sold by Y.CO
- Charisma, a 39.62m Hatteras yacht delivered in 1995, was sold by Bradford Marine Sales with Zeelander Yachts introducing the buyer. She was asking $2,795,000
- A Leopard 34m delivered in 2008 was sold by Moran Yacht & Ship with HMY introducing the buyer. She was asking €2.6M
- Sea Lion, the 27m Arno yacht, is sold by Camper & Nicholsons with Marine Marketing introducing the buyer. She was asking €1.2M
- Temptation Delta, the 26m Maiora yacht delivered in 2007, was sold by Ocean Independece, asking €950,000
- Canea, the 25.07m Overmarine motor yacht delivered in 1998, was sold by Fraser Yachts with Denison Superyachts introducing the buyer. She was asking €390,000 with VAT paid
- Layla, a 24.81m Ferretti yacht delivered in 2004, was sold by Reel Deal Yachts with MacDonald Yachts introducing the buyer. She was asking $1,795,000
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This week we took you on board Elfje with our yacht report on the 52m sailing superyacht built by Wendy Schmidt.
You can learn more about the yacht Elfje with our report or find out more about Wendy Schmidt and how she built the stunning superyacht in our interview with her, published in last month's magazine.
Three yachts for sale had significant price drops this week, listed here in order of discount:
- €1.8M cut on Royal Huisman Unfurled
- €1M price cut for Ferretti Lady Maria
- $1M price drop on Heesen Lionshare
See all price drops in our brokerage news archive.
At the start of the week we reported that your risk of a shark attack in California has plummeted since the 1950s. But the reason for this drop probably isn't what you were expecting...
Yesterday, we found out that a certain breed of sea slugs have found internet fame in Japan after videos of sea slugs that look like bunnies were shared across the Internet.
And, of course, when we saw a video of a seal playing footsie with kayakers, we had to share that with you too.
We brought you video footage of Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand practising in the Solent earlier in the lead up to the America's Cup World Series event in Portsmouth next weekend (July 25-26).
But that wasn't the only America's Cup content on the website this week – we also looked at six famous America's Cup yachts and found out where they are now. You may be surprised to know you can sail on most of them still...
Most interesting of all, perhaps, was the certainty with which Sir Keith Mills talked about his hopes of winning the America's Cup for Britain after backing Land Rover BAR. "When we win the Cup, which we will, it will be truly historic," he said previously.
It was a good week for anyone looking to snap up a bargain luxury yacht charter. We reported three discounts:
- Churchill Yacht Partners is offering eight nights for the price of seven when you charter Rhino in the Bahamas and New England in July and August
- Yachting Partners International has cut 10% off bookings for a charter on Axioma in the West Med
- 37 South Yacht Charters is also giving eight nights for the price of seven if you book a charter on VvS1 in Fiji
You can, of course, stay up-to-date with all charter news on our website.
When it was revealed that Greece would be forced to raise €50bn by selling off public assets, we picked out the six coolest things you could buy to help bailout Greece, ranging from one of the best beaches in Rhodes to Olympic sporting facilities.
There were a few big environmental stories this week, starting with the news that nominations for our Ocean Awards, in conjunction with the Blue Marine Foundation, have been extended. You have an extra week to get your nominations in, so be quick!
Ocean, wildlife and environmental charities got a welcome boost this week, when Leonardo DiCaprio donated $15M via his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. 15 celebrities also showed their support for Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign when they were photographed wearing a t-shirt designed by Vivienne Westwood to illustrate the cause.
We also reported that washing up liquid brand Ecover has created an innovative bottle made from plastic waste fished from the sea.