Second Vanquish VQ50 Motoryacht Nears Completion

30th of November 2015

Vanquish vq50 blue BW

This aluminium custom built yacht will be delivered to a Fort Lauderdale / Florida marina soon.

Length:  15.2m or 49.8 ft

Beam:  4.6m or 15 ft

Draft:  1.15m or 3.8 ft

Engines:  2 x 600 hp cummins, top speed: 40 plus knots

Vanquish Yachts

Motor Trend Epic Drives: Toyota Tacoma Through Utah’s Big Five National Parks

29th of November 2015

New 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road model. Utah’s superb Mighty Five National Parks

Feadship De Vries’ 62m Motoryacht Positive Carry

29th of November 2015

Launched by De Vries Aalsmeer in 2005 as Rasselas. Gross Tonnage is a relatively modest 1,011 GT. Classic exterior

lines by De Voogt Naval Architects. Boat is available for charter. Photos of her traditionally styled interior.

Rasselas was for sale in 2009. Her asking price then reduced from 75 to 55 million euros

Gladys Knight & the Pips: Baby Don’t Change Your Mind

26th of November 2015

Song from the 1977 Gladys Knight & the Pips album “Still Together

Heesen’s 47m / 154 ft Project Ruya Motoryacht Build Update

26th of November 2015

Talsma Heesen Ruya BW

Steel hull was launched 11/11/2015 by subcontractor Talsma. The 50m Damen Fast Crew Supplier was also built by

the Frisian yard. Project Ruya delivery: Spring 2017. Gross Tonnage: 499 GT. Price / cost:  29.9 million euros

Other news:

Interview with Feadship marketing and sales director Jan Bart Verkuyl. Next available Feadship build slot is in 2020.

Post-GFC = Global Financial Crisis

Marina di Portofino, Italian Riviera

23rd of November 2015

Portofino Italy

Frank Sinatra: Music For Smokers Only – I Get a Kick Out of You

21st of November 2015

Cole Porter’s classic I Get a Kick Out of You recorded live in the 1950’s. Music For Smokers Only Nothing to it folks     :-)

ICON Yachts’ “295” Explorer Motoryacht Concept

21st of November 2015

Icon vandermark explorer Icon vandermark explorer bowIcon vandermark explorer 2 Icon vandermark explorer top view

Exterior design of the ICON 295 by Edwin Vandermark

Length:  89m or 292 ft

Beam:  16m or 52.5 ft

Draft:  4.5m or 14.8 ft

Gross Tonnage:  < 3,000 GT  (Estimate)

ICON Yachts

Other news:

Yacht designer Frank Mulder is working on a confidential 61m / 200 ft motoryacht project (Probably to be built

in Italy or Turkey?)

It is rumoured that the takeover of Holland JachtBouw by American yacht builder Palmer Johnson is on hold

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