Category: Boat Reviews

Check out these boat reviews of a wide range of vessels built by top shipyards. Videos, key features, and specifications of all types of boats.


Heesen Lays Keel on Eighth 55m Project Venus 

Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts announced the keel laying of its latest 55m motor yacht called Project Venus (YN 20655). The eighth keel from the shipyard’s hugely successful Steel Series.  The shipyard describes the yacht as ‘bold and masculine’ and is the work of Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. In a statement to the press, Heesen […]

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Featured Listing: Palmer Johnson Sailing Yacht GALILEO 

A beautiful sailing yacht from Palmer Johnson, S/Y 37m (123ft 4in) GALILEO is a classic vessel on the market for 6,500,000 EUR. With accommodation for six guests across three cabins, she is in fantastic condition following an extensive two-year refit from 2019- 2021.   GALILEO is listed for sale with Peter Soldatkin of Aberton Yachts. “The […]

Turquoise Yachts and ER Yacht Design Unveil Project Echo 

Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts and Canadian studio ER Yacht Design have unveiled a new 61m (200ft) superyacht concept called Project Echo.   The large motor yacht will offer accommodation for 12 overnight guests. She will boast an owner’s suite on a private upper deck and five guest cabins on the main deck, each with floor-to-ceiling windows […]

The YATCO Yacht Builders Series – Part Four: Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin Yachts is Turkish shipyard that builds superyachts from 50 to 120 meters. A family business, Bilgin has more than 60,000 square meters of shipyard facilities in several places across Turkey.  Berkay Yilmaz is the Commercial Director for Bilgin Yachts.   Please tell us about your personal background, how long you have been at the company […]

Magnolia Yachts Delivers First ‘Pocket’ Superyacht 

Turkish shipyard Magnolia Yachts celebrated the successful delivery of its first 24m (79ft) yacht MAGNOLIA ONE.   The first boat from the shipyard, based in Istanbul, MAGNOLIA ONE was inspired by traditional trawler vessels. Her exterior yacht design and naval architecture are the work of Taka Yacht Design. She boasts a dark green hull and eye-catching […]

Yacht Builder Feadship Achieves Major Sustainability Goal

Leading Dutch shipyard Feadship has announced it has completed a major milestone in its roadmap towards carbon neutrality. This week, Feadship achieved an ‘approval-in-principle’ from Lloyds Registry for an ‘agnostic’ fuel system. This is a core part of the shipyard’s plan to build a carbon-neutral superyacht by 2030 as this fully integrated fuel system enables […]

Sanlorenzo Launches First 57Steel Motor Yacht  

This week in La Spezia, Italy, yacht builder Sanlorenzo launched the first unit of the shipyard’s 57Steel series.  The 56.5m (185ft) yacht has five decks, accommodation for 12 guests and 12 yacht crew, and is 1,050 gross tons. The ‘prototype’ of the 57Steel line, she is expected to be delivered to her owner early next […]

Largest Yachts for Sale in Turkey on YATCO.COM

In recent years, Turkey has established itself as a yachting and boating hub for both charter and sales. With several high-profile builders and yacht brokers in the region, there are many new and used yachts for sale in Turkey. Here are the six largest luxury yachts currently for sale in Turkey on  BILGIN 282   […]

Ocean Alexander Unveils All New 35 Puro Yacht 

Leading Taiwanese yacht builder Ocean Alexander has released renderings for a 35m model within its new Puro yacht series. A collaboration with Italian designer Giorgio M. Cassetta and Andrea Agrusta of NavalHEAD, the luxury yacht’s name is inspired by the Italian word for pure. The shipyard announced that the first three yacht hulls are under […]

Bilgin Yachts Launches 80m Yacht LEONA in Turkey

Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts celebrated the launch of the 80m (263ft) yacht LEONA this week. The shipyard reported the successful launch at its outfitting facility in Istanbul, Turkey. The shipyard released a video of the launch: LEONA is the second yacht from the Bilgin 263 series, with naval architecture by Antalya-based Unique Yacht Design and […]

Mangusta Oceano 50 Yacht Wins Best of Show at FLIBS

Mangusta Yachts’ Oceano 50 (part of the Overmarine Group) was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best of Show’ at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) this week. There were 40 debuts in the running for the title, which was narrowed down to six finalists.   “We are incredibly excited to have been awarded this year’s […]

Wider Yachts Announces Partnership with Northrop & Johnson

Wider Yachts has unveiled a new partnership with yacht brokers Northrop & Johnson. The shipyard’s 170ft (52m) and 210ft (64m) models will be exclusively sold and managed by Northrop & Johnson. Wider Yachts recently agreed to a similar deal with MarineMax that solely focused on the shipyard’s catamaran range. “We look forward to working with Northrop […]

The YATCO Yacht Builders Series – Part Three: Vittoria Yachts

In the YATCO Yacht Builders series, YATCO interviews leading industry shipyards and builders for insight into clients, trends in the yacht market, and challenges facing the yachting world, the ethos of the shipyard. Vittoria Yachts is the luxury yachting arm of Cantiere Navale Vittoria, a shipyard involved in the construction of military and civilian shipbuilding […]

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