We round up the most read stories this week, from standout launches, most expensive sales and extreme design concepts.
The biggest yachting news stories this week
1) First Amels 200 superyacht launched in the Netherlands
Taking the top spot for the week was the launch of the first 60 metre Limited Editions Amels 200 superyacht. The yacht, which features a 1015GT interior features an elevator servicing four decks and an air-conditioned gym on the sun deck.
2) Damen Yachting YS 5009 Blue Ocean transformed into Gene Machine support vessel
The second most read story of the week was the news that Damen Yachting’s support vessel Blue Ocean has been transformed into Gene Chaser to support the Amels 180 superyacht Gene Machine. The 55 metre support vessel now sports custom fleet colours and will be used as a floating laboratory to support the research work of Dr Jonathan Rothberg.
3) Sanlorenzo and Ferretti Group team up to take over Perini Navi
In third place was the news that the Ferretti Group and Sanlorenzo have joined forces to take over Perini Navi. The iconic Italian brand was declared bankrupt earlier this month. Sanlorenzo and the Ferretti Group have now announced a venture named NewCo in an afford to acquire the assets of Perini Navi.
4) Fifth Arcadia A115 flagship superyacht sold
In fourth place was the sale of the fifth hull in Arcadia’s A115 flagship range. The 35-metre yacht, which was being built on spec, was designed in collaboration with Hot Lab and features a winter garden flanked by full-height windows.
5) Columbus S50 superyacht launched and named K2
Finally, the fifth most-read story of the week was the launch of the 49.5 metre Columbus S50 superyacht K2. The yacht, which has now completed its first set of sea trials, is styled inside and out by Luca Dini with naval architecture penned by Hydro Tec.