McLaren helps design a boat fit for an MP4-12C‎


    You are looking at renders of the world’s largest sailing trimaran. It is called the CXL Trimaran Concept and it features a garage for your personal McLaren MP4-12C.
    The 158-foot-long trimaran superyacht was designed by manufacturer UltraLuxum. It features retractable outer hulls designed by McLaren Applied Technologies.

    Its impressive storage facilities necessitate its massive shape, coming in at 48 meters in length and 60 meters in height.
    Ultraluxum maintains its interest in and commitment to the environment despite CXL 160’s massive measurements.
    The company points out that it is a wind-powered vessel and that it will be further propelled by a battery operated system.




    Results: Spring Regatta 2012


    Organized by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, this year’s Spring Regatta saw 94 keelboats take to the waters at Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour.
    Race officer Simon Boyde elected to start the fleets in front of RHKYC’s Kellett Island base on Day One, and was rewarded with 10 to 12 knots for most of the 45 minute start sequence.
    With a pin end bias on the line, there was fierce competition for a good start.The conditions later on built to 14 kts before dropping to 6 with a big tidal swing of about 2.5 kts which caused some of the smaller boats to slow.  Only three boats missed the cut-off; all in a class that had selected a somewhat ambitious course.

    On the second day, Boyde elected to give the Big Boat Divisions 2 and 3 a longer course, with a target finish time of 1600hrs for all classes, although the strong tide give the fleet some issues with their starts and roundings.
    The two-day event was not without mishaps and casualties, with Spencer Suen nearly losing his mast on Day One, Easy Tiger making a substantial hole in Mind The Bumps and Jelignite losing both life lines between races.

    A packed prize-giving ceremony ensued after several protests. Sponsors Carlsberg and Laurent Perrier added to the jubilant atmosphere.


    Jap Claims 2012 Panerai British Classic Week Racing Title


    The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week came to a thundering close on July 14, with Jap taking home the coveted trophy and an Officine Panerai timepiece after a week of cut-throat competition.
    As part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge global regatta circuit, the race, held annually in Cowes, has been supported by Panerai for the last three years. This year saw a record entry of 83 yachts race around the Isle of Wight, using the traditional clockwise course as set for the first America’s Cup in 1851, through five days of serious racing, and finally concluding with a Parade of Sail at the Royal Yacht Squadron.

    Besides the David Sheriff’s 1897 Jap, entries included Panerai’s own 1936 William Fife-designed Eilean, David’s Murrin’s Laurent Giles sloop Cetewayo, the 8 Metre Luna and the oldest boat at this year’s regatta, the 58’’ gaff cutter Thalia.

    The next edition of Panerai British Classic Week will take place July 6 – 13, 2013  in Cowes. 


    Princess Yachts, De Beers and Fendi Combine


    At the London Boat Show Princess Yachts celebrated the launch of their latest vessel (the Princess 72 Motor Yacht) by teaming up with De Beers and Fendi. They threw quite the soirée.

    Guests were welcomed on board Princess's flagship yachts and treated to a glimpse of Fendi's spring/summer 2010 collection. They were also given a taste of some soft furnishings available from the Fendi Casa stylish interiors range.


    Fendi's time was then followed by a display of De Beer's Diamond Jewellery. Well and truly top of that bill was a 22.22-carat D Colour, internally flawless, pear-shaped beauty.





    The Bristolian: Luxurious Superyacht built by Yachting Developments


    The_Bristolian.jpgLooks like, carbon fiber is not just the favorite material with auto makers these days. Even yacht makers are incorporating this lightweight and expensive material in their designs. And the latest yacht makers to use this material are New Zealand’s Yachting Developments who have recently launched their latest carbon fiber Superyacht the Bristolian. Designed by Philippe Briand, the Bristolian is a lightweight, low profile, super-sleek sloop with an ultra-modern lightweight foam core interior, black hull, black carbon fiber rig and distinctive black sails. At 121 ft, the Bristolian boasts of an owner's cabin, two guest cabins forward, a split level saloon amidships and accommodation for 6-8 crew aft. The luxurious interior includes Sycamore wood paneling and a centerline skylight. Twin pod helm stations, provide necessary control and navigation equipment and direct access to the galley and crew quarters. A mean machine, the Bristol is definitely a class apart


    Maltese Falcon rules the waves

    valletta grand harbour 468x306 Maltese Falcon rules the waves

    The Maltese Falcon, a clipper luxury yacht owned by U.S. venture capitalist Tom Perkins, sails out of Valletta’s Grand Harbour July 5, 2009.
    The 88-metre yacht evokes the nostalgia of the old sailing clippers, but it is packed with technology, including sophisticated radar, navigation and steering equipment .

    Its three masts are made of carbon fibre and can rotate.
    The 15 square sails are stored inside them when not in use, and they can be unfurled into tracks along the yard arms in six minutes.
    The yacht has two 1,800hp engines enabling it to rule the waves even when there is no wind.
    The Maltese Falcon is owned by American venture capitalist TomPerkins and is rented out for €335,000 a week.
    It can accommodate twelve guests plus four guest staff and 18 crew.


    Most Expensive Yacht - Ambrosia

    Ambrosia stands for what a mega Yacht looks like. Considered the ultimate destination for lovers of adventure, Ambrosia is sure to stand out in competition with other top-notch vessels. Known much of a lavish and luxury yacht, it delivers a sensation of refinement in which the oriental influence is in perfect harmony with the classical European taste.

    Built in Italy by the Benetti boatyard in 1988, this 177-foot yacht has gone through two refits, one in 2002 and a second in 2004, giving the yacht an elegant state-of-art deco look. According to the renowned Benetti shipyard, ‘the style of the interior is definitely Art Deco with a touch of exotic from the Far East’. With vast expanse of a super size mega yacht, this expedition vessel is rich in the décor of its interiors.

    The superb furnished interior of Ambrosia with plethora of amenities is no less appealing than that of a deluxe hotel in all dimensions. Its main master cabin comes well equipped with a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom, well accompanied by a Jacuzzi bathtub. Its other cabins including that of captain and crew are also well equipped with wide range of options and amenities.

    Besides the ambience of captivating interior, the yacht offers a heap of amazing facilities including an on-deck Jacuzzi, outdoor dining option as well as formal dining area. The yacht finds no match to rival its water sports package unveiling swim platform, shower and of course plenty of outdoor water toys. Keeping in mind about the business travelers, Ambrosia boasts of Ku Band Satellite system, which enables hi-speed wireless internet access around the world in a click.    

    The Classicist: Maltese Falcon, Yours for $130 Million

    The world's largest, best designed, and most expensive sailing yacht, the famous 289-ft. Maltese Falcon, has been listed for sale via global online luxury marketplace JamesList for $130 million. Built by Perini Navi for venture capitalist Tom Perkins in 2006, it remains the ne plus ultra of sailing superyachts, a masterpiece of technology and design, and was recently featured on the cover of Luxury Toys: Top of the World. Her revolutionary sailing system - the DynaRig - set a new milestone in yachting history: three self-standing and rotating masts hosting 15 sails for a total sail area of 25,791 square feet for unrivaled, performance maneuverability and record-shattering speed; she can complete Atlantic crossings in ten days.

    The yacht's incomparable interior is ultra-luxurious with a rich contemporary décor, and whimsical touches such as a statue modeled on a vintage Bugatti - a reference to the real Bugatti Perkins sold to help finance the yacht's construction. The interior finds its zenith in the atrium where the three decks are united by a circular stairway surrounding the main mast creating a spiraling effect, enhanced by natural light cascading from the top to the lower decks through transparent floors. The main deck is a wide open space featuring a main saloon, an enormous aft cockpit, two separate studio areas and a majestic dining room.

    Twelve guests berthed in five lower deck staterooms and one inimitable owner's cabin on the upper deck with a private cockpit, a protected sun bathing area and direct access to the ultramodern wheelhouse at the heart of the whole vessel offer uncompromising comfort. An updated Art Deco feel is achieved using leather, steel and light-colored wood. One of the guest staterooms is a full beam master with a king berth, a separate full beam dressing room and a private gym on the lower deck. The other four guest suites can convert into two enormous VIP suites each with en suite baths. There are also facilities for 16 crew to look after the guests.

    Ocean Seven Yacht Gets Deep Discount

    I showed you Lucky Seven last week now here's another "seven" yacht and another deep price cut. Oceanfast's 174-foot Ocean Seven was built in 1994 and designed by Jon Bannenberg, but had a refit last year. The yacht has room for 12 guests in six cabins. The refit included adding a second bonus hot tub on deck in a new deck lounging area forward of the mast and refurbishment of the sundeck and bridge deck areas. The yacht has teak decking, those two spa hot tubs and a deck shower and mister. Inside the large salon is decorated in a sophisticated style and has wood floors. The full-beam owner's suite has a private lounge and his and hers marble lined bathrooms. This yacht was listed at 19 million euros but can now be yours for just 15.5 million euros.


    Code X Luxury Hybrid Yacht

    This amazing look machine is the Code X Yacht, an ultra performance hybrid sports boat built by Code-X in Meggen on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

    She’s powered by a pair of Ilmor Marine 710 horsepower V10 Formula 1 engines that push along at 90 knots (167 km/h).

    For less frenetic, more environmentally conscious cruising, the owner can choose, via a touch-pad screen, to rely either solely or partly on a bank of photovoltaic modules supplying electric motors and/or lithium batteries.

    Running on electrons will only get you 9 knots but it does mean you can slip out silently while basking in the sun.

    Featuring a GPS-controlled “Virtual Anchor” system that will keep it stationary regardless of the wind speed or water current, Code X also includes touchscreen controls and a Kevlar/carbon shell with phototropic-shaded screens and windows.


    Solar Sail Luxury Yachts

    Alastair Callender took luxury yachting to all new highs with his recent project, the “Soliloquy,” which is not only a luxury yacht, but also an eco-friendly one.

    It is run by wind, solar and Hybrid Marine Power technology.

    “The use of renewable and hybrid-electric energy will bring zero-emission capabilities and result in greater savings in fuel costs”.

    “The innovative overhead beam not only adds to the overall aesthetics, but also houses three automated and pivotally mounted, rigid-wing solar sails.”

    For 12 hours under the sun, Soliloquy can run to nearly 8 knots on solar energy alone according to BornRich.

    Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd. will exhibit a scale model of the super green luxury superyacht in Majorca on June 25.



    The Ferretti Custom Line 124

    The latest offering from the house of Ferretti Custom Line is the luxurious 124’ superyacht, which marks the launch of a wave of renewal in the yard’s history.

    The Custom Line 124′ is a tri-deck yacht which can sleep ten guests in four spacious cabins plus a large owners suite as well as space for up to six crew members.

    The yacht features a large balcony on the upper deck directly overlooking the sea and a sun pad in the aft as well as special anti-rolling gyros making it a very smooth ride.

    Two layouts are available, offering different configurations for the salon living area, depending on whether or not the glass doors are fixed.

    The first layout has two spacious sofas in a double “L” shape, each with coffee table, leaving a central walkway to access the opening glass doors.

    The second has three sofas arranged in a horseshoe shape with a low table in the center. Both layouts include a 52-inch pop-up TV.


    Marten 49 is a yacht bitten by the carbon fibre bug

    Australian yacht builder Azzura Marine’s Marten 49 seems to be riding the carbon fibre craze. This yacht is a true beauty that is a sleek-lined, ultra stylish cruiser-race. It comes with a carbon fiber hull, bulkheads and deck. The three main virtues of this baby are maximum flexibility and maneuverability and luxury through advanced technology. The proof of this is the clever 'hydraulic lifting keel for improved draught and performance when racing and reduced draught for accessibility to harbours and anchorages when cruising, in addition to a retractable carbon bow prod'.

    Benetti's 65 metre superyacht Silver Angel is a stunner

    If you are a fans of yachts, you will not want to miss this superyacht. The Silver Angel is 65 metres long and it is launched by Italy's Benetti from its Livorno shipyard. The sinuous, streamlined aluminum superstructure and steel hull has been designed by naval architect Stefano Natucci. The credit of the elegant interiors also goes to him. The design was also done in conjunction with London-based Argent Design. This wasn't an easy affair, it required putting together some really expensive and exclusive materials. This beautiful yacht is made out of 1,200 square metres of black glossy oak and 700 square metres of marble: fine white onyx for the interior and travertine for the external areas. The Silver Angel is capable of holding 32 people. There are 7 cabins that are 2 twin, 3 double, 1 master and 1 VIP that accommodate 14 guests.


      PELORUS - The Most Beautiful Yacht in the World

    Pelorus is the world’s fourteenth largest private yacht at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length, with a price tag of US-$300 million. It was built at the Lürssen yard in Bremen, Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003.

    It was briefly owned by a Miles businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich (the owner of British soccer club Chelsea FC) the following year. Abramovich had it refitted to his own requirements by Blohm & Voss.

    This included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilisers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern.

Tia Moana Yacht For Sale

Built by Austal Shipbuilders in Australia and launched in 2003, Tia Moana has commercial pedigree with the finish and style of a luxury yacht. Accommodating up to 50 guests in 25 staterooms, the interior by Tillberg Design is that of a 5 star boutique hotel.The ship has five decks including two Jacuzzis and an on-deck movie screen. It includes a library, fitness area, ample dining area and has a la carte full service spa and massage service. With 40 crew and a 2000nm range Tia Moana is the ultimate mini cruise ship. The ship charters for 260,000 euros a week or can be all yours for 30 million euros


Superyacht - Project Ikko

The London-based Stephane Schwarz Studio has revealed the 125-metre superyacht Project IKKO that showcases a counter-proposal to the current market trend by defining a new approach to exclusive yachting.

Her innovative architecture offers a new level of harmony with the landscape: 360° breath-taking sight lines of her upper deck lounge including side transparent floorings, topped by an optimum full view helicopter platform, a 180° panorama on the main deck and a sprawling forward outdoor entertainment space.

Spray on solar-power cells from the exterior faceted surfaces supply energy, amongst others, to Domotics, a cutting edge computing network managing interior-wide automation and communication for appliances and equipment, distributed and remote control of domestic tasks from inside out, enabling more intimacy thanks to a reduction of the crew number.

Over her four decks Project IKKO holds airy cabins overlooking private balconies and adaptable saloons with electro-luminescent sliding panels. With her patented BMT Nigel Gee designed Pentamaran hull she achieves new standards of hydrodynamics to reduce fuel consumption whilst providing more speed and excellent seakeeping comfort.



  The Luxury Eden MotorYacht

The design of the Eden is an interpretation of classic motoryachts. The aim of the project was to create a luxurious, desirable design which relied on its aesthetics more than technical innovation. The “Eden” name is intended to evoke “desirability, freedom and personal space”. The result is a sleek, generously proportioned, luxury watercraft with unique styling elements.

The 21 meter (72 foot) fast motoryacht is powered by a pair of 1,250 horsepower inboard engines. The yacht features a single-piece windshield to keep the overall shape as slippery as possible. Even the anchor is integrated into the body.

The interiors are crafted with fine wood and with a carbon body work for the other half of the boat, it forms a contrasting union. The interior of the speedyacht has room for 3 guests and a single crew member. The proposed range at maximum speed (40 knots) is 360 miles.

See the World in Your Own Luxury Cruise Ship Condo

Residences start at $2.34 million for full ownership and the two best suites, each with four bedrooms, cost $17.3 million apiece. In addition to the purchase price of each apartment, owners pay a hefty maintenance fee amounting to between 5 and 6 percent of the purchase price. Magellan also offers the unique opportunity to buy fractional ownership of one month or two weeks per year, starting at $140,000.

For many owners this is a third home and one that most use for just weeks in any given year, choosing the part of the world they want to visit or for some special occasion, including family get-togethers.






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    Michelle Obama Vogue Magazine Cover

    Barack Obama’s wife Michelle Obama has been seen on Vogue Magazine, Michelle Obama wore a magenta silk sheath dress by Jason Wu for Vogue cover and i think Michelle Obama looks very pretty in that dress. Below you can check Michelle Obama Vogue magazine photo by Jason Wu, don’t forget to comment about Michelle Obama’s picture on Vogue Magazine, most probably she will be reading your reviews about her picture on Vogue cover. And.. here Michelle Obama Vogue cover photo!


    European Ski Trip- January 23st - 31rd 2009
    Chamonix / France

    2009 13 th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Ski Trip



    The Luxury Summit 2009 will kick off with a Golf Tournament sponsored by Travel + Leisure Golf on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 8 AM.


    The FT Business of Luxury Summit 2009 will once again bring together senior luxury executives, corporate decision makers and financiers from around the world on 14-16 June in Monte-Carlo. This exclusive Summit, now in its fifth year, is regarded by the luxury industry as the premier thought-leadership forum for business
    International Music Summit 2009

    The International Music Summit (IMS) is set to return to Ibiza on May 27-29th 2009 after swiftly establishing itself as one of the most talked about music conferences of the year. Last year’s hugely successful inaugural summit brought together 300 of the most influential players at the cutting edge of the electronic music industry, marking the successful arrival of the key business and networking event in the dance music calendar.

    'Beijing 20068 Luxury Summit
    A wonderful business opportunity is set to take place this month as the Beijing 2008 Luxury Summit kicks off.This event, on October 20th and 21st, offers the opportunity for those in the luxuries business to network and create new business opportunities. The type of visitors who should attend this event includes retailers, trading companies and fashion magazine representatives.