Archive for the ‘Super yacht’ Category

Project Infinity, Super-Yacht

April 8, 2017


Inside the proposed £160 million 34 foot super–yacht complete with a glass elevator, helipad plus indoor AND outdoor cinemas.

(Fraser Yachts)

Quintessentially One

February 15, 2017

Not so much a superyacht, but a luxury cruise ship at 46,800 gross tonnes:

Donald Trump’s Breathtaking Yacht

February 10, 2017

It would have been very impressive, but it never did get built…

The World’s Biggest Sailing Ship

November 2, 2016

Sailing Ship ‘A’ is a  £330 million superyacht owned by a Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko, is thought to be the largest sailing vessel to ever take to the seas.

It’s cruising speed is 18mph and it has a top speed of 24mph. The hull is made of steel, with a teak-finish deck.

He also owned ‘Motor Yacht ‘A’ below which looks more like a submarine to me!


£225 Million Super-Yacht

September 28, 2016

Inside ‘Motor Yacht A’ the £225 million vessel. The 390ft vessel is one of world’s 25 largest superyachts is owned by Russian tycoon Andrey Melnichenko. His wife is the model in the images.

Kismet Super-Yacht

September 18, 2016

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The Kismet superyacht passed Tilbury’s ‘London Cruise Terminal’ today (18/09/16) and later moored in Canary Wharf.

She has come from Gibraltar, some six days ago.

The super-yacht boasting its own helipad was built in 2014 and is worth around £70 million. The Kismet has six bedrooms, a private sundeck, a swimming pool and is around 300 feet long.

It belongs to Shahid Khan – one of the richest men in the world and owner of Fulham FC.

If I had paid that amount of money for a Yacht I would not have expected the ‘I’ and the ‘T’ to have fallen off it’s name!

I love the grey hull/superstructure colour. When I buy mine, I will definitely choose that colour.


Super-Yacht M/Y ILONA

August 8, 2016


On Saturday 6th August  I was doing a bit of ship-spotting on the Thames.

At around 14:30 a rather large and very stylish private Yacht passed by Tilbury docks,  heading up the Thames towards the city of London.

I googled it for some information.  The Yacht is called Ilona and I believe it is owned by Australian businessman Frank Lowy, of the Westfield Group.  This is what ‘’ said about the yacht:

Motor Yacht Ilona was a milestone launch by Amels Shipyard of Holland in 2004, being a truly custom yacht measuring 73.81 metres (or 242 ft) in length overall. Redman Whiteley Dixon designed the yacht’s flowing exterior and was also employed to create the yacht’s interior design. Yacht Ilona was built with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. She has a beam of 12.10m (39.70ft) and a 3.60m (11.81ft) draft.  She sails with an Australian flag and Ilona can accommodate a maximum of up 16 guests, in 6 cabins, whilst cruising overnight and she also accommodates up to 28 crewmembers. Each of her twin engines Caterpillar Inc diesel engines produce 2,635 horse power giving her cruise speed of 16 knots.

Superyacht ILONA is the forth yacht called ILONA which was built and launched for the same owner.  M/Y ILONA is the largest of the four yachts built, so far, and was the inspiration of Amels shipyard in-house team, Redman Whitely Dixon and also the yacht’s owner. Her exterior design is unique with her flowing, balanced and naturally inspired lines and she stands out as being able to be easily identifiable due to her one of a kind good looks and also her formidable size (being one of the the world’s top 100 largest private yachts). In addition to numerous luxury yacht amenities, this boat also boasts a cinema, a massage room and a gymnasium. ILONA has been awarded as the Most Innovative Motor Yacht and The Best Motoryachts Over 43 Meters awards. Another interesting feature of motor yacht Ilona, and indeed one of the greatest design and building challenges, was how and where to incorporate the yachts large helipad and helicopter hangar. The was eventually successfully achieved through innovative design and creativity and without compromising her structure, lines, look or functionality. ILONA IV has the full retractable system of opening doors, on her aft deck, which has been installed to allow a helicopter to land and be stowed in a fire-proof hangar below deck. Overall, superyacht ILONA is a very successful and exceptional motor yacht which combines excellent sea going capabilities with superb design features. (

Ilona is apparently worth around $1 million.

She appeared to take a pilot on-board, which I normally see much larger vessels doing. She later berthed at London’s ‘South Quays’, close to the business district of Canary Wharf.




Ilona appeared to take a pilot on-board. She berthed at London’s ‘South Quays’, close to the business district of Canary Wharf.

Also on Saturday, the classic tug boat ‘Kent’ was berthed at Gravesend landing stage.


MT Kent is based in Basin No.1 at Chatham Marina in Kent.

The Kent was built in 1948 by Richards Ironworks of Lowestoft. She began her working life on the Medway berthing ships in the Port of Rochester and Sheerness. When the BP Refinery opened at the Isle of Grain it was the Kent who assisted the first British Tanker onto the berth. Over the years she was deployed in various locations with spells in Scotland, coastal and near continental towing.

In the middle 1980s the Kent was taken out of service after working almost forty years.

In October 1995 the South Eastern Tug Society (SETS) purchased the Kent from J. P. Knight for the sum of £1 on the understanding that she would be restored and preserved.

In 1999 the fruits of their labour paid off. In May 1999 S.E.T.S. sailed the Kent on her first official trip from Strood to Sheerness.


More Ilona info/images HERE

More Kent info/images HERE

The Swanky Super-Yacht

August 8, 2016

The swanky superyacht that has everything a billionaire could ever want: 355ft floating palace comes with an infinity pool, garden and a ‘hole’ where they can throw lavish parties:

Designed by Norway’s Hareide Design, the luxurious concept yacht offers lavish interiors and spacious sun decks

A grand hall is situated in a ‘hole’ in the hull and leads to a stunning 66ft infinity pool and tranquil garden space

Elevated deck contains a dining area and viewing platform, while a shallow pool at the back transitions into the sea

(Mail Online/Hareide Design)