July 13-17 in pictures: 12 stories you may have missed
stories you may have missed

So far this week we know of seven superyacht sales. In order of asking price, these are the luxury yachts we know have been sold:

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Get a closer look at Elfje
Three serious price drops for yachts for sale
Ocean wildlife made the news in a big way

There were a few big 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!

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...

And 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.

Teams started gearing up for the America's World Cup Series in Portsmouth next weekend

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.

The best charter discounts

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.

Greece is selling off public assets as part of its bailout agreement

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.


Motor Yacht


Piriou |  76.6 m |  18 guests |  €79,500,000
Motor Yacht


Custom |  50 m |  12 guests |  €8,900,000
Sail Yacht


Holland Jachtbouw |  39.95 m |  6 guests |  €7,950,000