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Basic information about Stabia Main Port

Opened in the summer of 2017, Stabia Main Port quickly became a popular location to dock the yacht and enjoy all the pleasures of Castellammare di Stabia in Naples, Italy. Stabia Main Port is 270 m length and has all necessary functionalities that all modern ports provide like mooring lines, wi-fi, duty free and duty paid fuels, security, etc. Not surprisingly, a few famous superyachts like the 78-metre superyacht Montkaj, the 95-metre Indian Empress and the 80-metre yacht Stargate already explored Stabia Main Port and it became a long-term stay for some of them.

Future perspectives

One of the main purposes of Stabia Main Port is to promote a city of Castellammare, which has a lot of potential itself. Moreover, Naples expects it to grow and expand on a much bigger scale, reaching the standards of Montecarlo.

The best of Castellammare Di Stabia

Castellammare di Stabia can suggest a wide range of high quality dining and nightlife spots. For leisure time activities, city’s guests can take a delight in cinemas, tennis courts, spa facilities. Nature lovers can enjoy sun at well-known, stoned beaches that are closely located to the port. The city has a smartly developed infrastructure, so communication with other regions and cities is quite convenient. Nevertheless, Castellammare di Stabia has a railway station that makes traveling easy and fascinating. The sight is breathtaking, both from the land and water. Visitors can feel the local culture and history by visiting some of famous vilas like Scavi di Stabia, Castello Medioevale, Lungomare di Castellammare di Stabia or Villa Arianna.

Worth to try

As we can see by this short resume of Stabia Main Port and its city of Castellammare, it is obviously an excellent place spend a holiday on a yacht. As such, don’t  experience all accessible pleasures in the region and see the great potential of the upcoming future.

Just don’t forget to enjoy a real gelato, it is mandatory once you are there!

Source: Agence Luxury
By: Roxanne Genier
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Superyachts have always been associated with the wild and the wealthy, probably for good reason to. These floating pleasure lands can be a vision sewn from dreams and the perfect way to help you experience the good life. From champagne cocktails at breakfast to dropping anchor on some of the most exclusive beaches in the Caribbean, rolling out the red carpet to welcome you to the hottest beach clubs in the Balearics and supping every night on lobster and caviar beneath the stars. Superyachts like MY Starfire are even bedecked with personal onboard spas, saunas, Jacuzzis and more; imagine open air cinemas, a plethora of toys and tenders and a crew waiting to deliver your every dream day after day. In the spirit of celebrating the finer things in life, take a sneaky peek at some of the world’s most expensive superyachts to get you in the mood for summer.


Costing a staggering 1.5 billion and one of the biggest superyachts you can find in the seas, the Eclipse is about as grand as it gets. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner and with its twenty-four guest rooms and crew of sixty it certainly seems he has plenty of friends. Two swimming pools glitter on deck along with a helipad for those days when a tender to shore simply won’t cut it. For those who adore their water toys, the Eclipse boasts its own unique submarine to dive deeper than anyone has ever gone before. Those who appreciate a generous dollop of privacy when playing aboard will also adore the fact that this state of the art superyacht boasts an anti-paparazzi laser shield ensuring that not even the sneakiest camera will be able to catch a thing.

Most Expensive Superyachts of the World Eclipse

Image Source: By Keld Gydum via Wikimedia Commons

Superyacht: Dubai

Just like the famous city, this is a superyacht that is surely in a class of its very own. Dubai is owned by the Prime Minister of the UAE and cost an incredible 350 million. The second largest private yacht is no stranger to the rich and the famous boasting an interior décor of the finest rich fabrics and incredibly ornate handmade mosaics. Onboard you will never grow tired with Jacuzzis and swimming pools to keep you cool, a helipad to ensure you can get here, there and everywhere and a sweeping circular staircase with glass steps that change color to suit the mood of the evening. Over a hundred people can sleep soundly on this luxurious superyacht and you are sure to want for nothing.

Most Expensive Superyachts of the World Dubai

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Superyacht: A

The name may not sound particularly striking but once glance at this gleaming white pearl of the ocean and you are sure to be falling over to get a peek onboard. Costing a majestic 300 million to make the design is simply out of this world. Bold and eccentric in design in a way that cannot help but make you think of a submarine, inside you will find gorgeous creamy décor laced with glass and minimalist style. The glass fronted swimming pool is a dream come true and the beautiful tenders inspired and designed by Phillip Starck who created the whole yacht, are as intelligent and perfect as you could ever imagine possible.

Most Expensive Superyachts of the World Superyacht A

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Superyacht: Al Said

Said al Said, the Sultan of Oman really pushed the boat out with his 300 million showpiece that is said to have a grand hall so large it can hold a full-size orchestra. This floating dream can sleep seventy guests in stately comfort and boasts a crew of up to a hundred and fifty. The interior is somewhat of an enigma making sure that this is a superyacht that holds its legends well.

Most Expensive Superyachts of the World Al Said

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Superyacht: MY Starfire

Ok, maybe MY Starfire is not one of the most expensive superyachts in the world but it is akin to a boutique hotel when you don’t want to stay on land. Being a sumptuously sweeter size means that you can be sure that you get the special treatment you deserve. Exceptional suites, plump and cozy designs and a small crew waiting to attend on you and your party alone makes for a welcoming stay with plenty of fun and frolics involved. Luxury superyacht MY Starfire also boasts a spa, cinema, and, of course, has plenty of wet and wild water toys to keep you fully entertained no matter which destination is calling you home.

Source: Agence Luxury
By: Roxanne Genier
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Source: Dialy Mail
By: Chris Kitching
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  • Damen Group, a Dutch shipbuilder, unveiled the SeaXplorer luxury yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show this week
  • SeaXplorer is the world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts, said Damen
  • It promises remote polar and tropical adventures, with three different models unveiled (213ft, 295ft and 328ft)

One of the world’s leading luxury ship builders has revealed plans for a ground-breaking new superyacht that promises to be one of the first to navigate far-reaching corners of the planet.

With three sizes to choose from, SeaXplorer is the world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts, and is capable of breaking through ice in the Arctic or sailing to remote tropical areas.

Given its revolutionary design and global capability, the 213ft to 328ft (65- to 100-metre) motor yacht is causing a buzz after the concept was unveiled at this week’s Monaco Yacht Show by Damen Group, a Dutch company that builds superyachts under its Amels division, and warships.

With true explorers in mind, Damen told potential buyers the yacht is safe to break through ice thanks to its unique hull design, and promises encounters with exotic cultures, majestic wildlife and spectacular wilderness in unspoiled destinations.

The shipbuilder said every detail of the SeaXplorer fleet has been designed ‘for life-changing experiences at the extremes of our planet’, although it is not revealing how much one of the yachts would cost.

Three models (213ft, 295ft and 328ft) have been developed under Damen product director Mark Vermeulen, with a team investing thousands of hours in research and development, ice tank testing using a small model, and consultation to come up with a radical new design that pushes the boundaries.

SeaXplorer will be kitted out with state-of-the-art technology and the finest comforts, with owners choosing their own interior designer to create a luxurious and comfortable space.

While on extreme polar or tropical adventures at sea, passengers can enjoy up to 40 days of full luxury service without port call, with the ship having room for submarines, up to two helicopters, and diving and expedition boats to see sharks, whales or other marine life up close.

With a top speed of 16 knots (18mph), the largest yacht can accommodate 30 guests and 50 crew members.

Benjamin Maltby, from MatrixLLoyd, a leading authority on superyacht purchases, said an owner could easily spend upwards of £100million on a 328ft superyacht such as SeaXplorer.

He added: ‘This is a fantastic design, which allows the owner to explore Arctic and Antarctic waters, which are inaccessible to most superyachts.

‘Imagine whale-watching while sitting in the most comfortable and stylish surroundings. It’d be an experience which would stay with you for life.’

Rob Luijendijk, Amels’ managing director, said in a statement: ‘A number of experienced yachting clients approached us about adapting Damen’s professional vessels, so we knew from them that there were simply no globally capable luxury explorer yachts out there.

‘And that’s also what we heard from EYOS Expeditions, who have decades of experience in bespoke luxury expeditions to the wildest places on the planet.

‘So that’s why Damen began developing the SeaXplorer. The result is well beyond a pretty rendering. It’s a fully developed range – something only Damen could do.’

About 90 per cent of superyachts don’t venture beyond the Mediterranean and Caribbean, which account for just six per cent of the world’s coastlines and 1.5 per cent of the ocean’s total surface area, said Damen.

Source: Dialy Mail
By: Chris Kitching
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Source: Charter World
By: Maria Korotaeva

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The super yachting industry is booming, shipbuilders and yacht designers are clapping watching a demand for luxury yachts rising. However, the traditional business model of the world’s superyacht manufacturers is expected to undergo some major changes. The young generation of super-wealthy people differs from their parents when it comes to spending behaviour. Thus, Erwin Bamps, the CEO of Gulf Craft predicts a large increase in popularity of yacht charters versus yacht ownership. He mentions that technology will be a key driver in the super yachting industry in the future. Superyachts will still remain highly popular but the next generation of UHNWIs (ultra high net worth individuals) will prefer experience to ownership.

One of the biggest trends – Uber – has set a belief for some consumers that ownership equals restriction.

“We are going to see a time when traditional idea of a yacht ownership starts to follow the same path as car sharing services – more convenient than a traditional taxi, and a real alternative to owning a car,” says Bamps. “The same principle will easily apply to luxury yachts. Imagine a global, technology driven service that delivers the yacht you want, at the location you want, at the time you want, and can arrange a private jet to fly you there.”

Technology these days has had a great impact on the young generation and their perception of ownership. Take as an example a collection of CDs or a record collection. Nowadays, it would be odd for a young person to have one, as online streaming and downloading are the most popular ways of getting media files.

“Technology is going to drive this change,” said Bamps. “We are going to see some very complex charter networks evolve to cater for this market, making sure customers get exactly what they want. From the business side, there will need to be some very complex mathematics in the background, analysing charter patterns in terms of yacht design, preferred destinations, which toys people want and so on, and then constantly moving the craft around the world based on predictions of demand.”

With regard to operations management within the companies in the super yachting industry, there will be some significant changes to strategic management. With the help of technology, there will be a possibility to obtain data on yachts usage patterns. Consequently, computerised booking systems will enable charter companies to make a better use of the assets. Although there are some challenges predicted to occur, there will be a lot of opportunities in the evolving market for the ones who will find the best ways of offering yacht charters.

For ship manufacturers, such as Gulf Craft, this transformation could have a major effect on the way they design and build exclusive superyachts, as they will also be able to obtain “yacht share” data analytics. This might also mean that superyacht design will need to be changed from fully custom to more generic and comprehensive design.

Source: Charter World
By: Maria Korotaeva
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