ENGINES FOR FULL DISPLACEMENT YACHTS

Do you know that full displacement yacht usually install big derated engines and sometimes those engine are coming out of the commercial lineup of the engine maker. Basically they install a big engine but tune it in such a way that it gives less power the process is called derating. Derating a marine engine means […]

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THE EVOLUTION OF YACHT DESIGN IN THE 15-24 M SEGMENT:

I was struck yesterday by one of my followers writing me that one boat he saw in one of my stories is very similar to another already built and there fore ugly. I don’t agree. Under 24-meter boats are mainly divided into categories. Until 2000, power boats in the 15-24 meter range were mainly divided between […]

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E1 PROJECT

E1: I’m in love with this project. The foiling electric boat is a real revolution. There is no comparison with the past.. this is something completely new. The electric engine permits an incredible power allowing the racebird to achieve amazing performances making the race incredibly spectacular. The extensively engineered foiling ultra light hull is another […]

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ZERO EMISSIONS YACHTING

A missed opportunity from the New York Times I went trough the article below titled: The Superyachts of Billionaires Are Starting to Look a Lot Like Theft – The New York Times Such a pity that in this article there is nothing about what the yachting industry is doing to reduce it’s carbon footprint. Yacht […]

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ICE CLASS YACHT

I’m NOT AN EXPERT but with this post I want to share with you what I know about #CRUISING regions with #ICE. Not all #yachts are built to sail in ice actually very few of them are. There are a lot of things to take into consideration while sailing in “iced-regions” even an #icebreaking #ship […]

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ZF POD

ZF POD 4600 The first product that impressed me at METSTRADE is the new pod by ZF PADOVA S.R.L. . We are talking about a pod very similar to the one we have seen on CruisingVessel but was designed for the YachtingIndustry. The target of this model is for Yachts in the 20-30 m range with a planning or semiplanninghull. The transmission allows to save about 22% compared to standard shaft and propeller transmission. The […]

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BUY OR CHARTER? 

Often client ask me: Should I buy or Charter? There is no right answer to this question. There are a lot of good reason to buy and a lot of good reason to rent a Yacht. Money involved in the possible purchase of a yacht are definately something to take into consideration but to me […]

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SPEED, EFFICIENCY, CONSUMPTION, ANTI FOULING

Whenever I review a #Yacht I always look at the crusing speed and the range which usually is expressed at a Lower speed. This is what guided me to do this post: Efficiency, Speed and Emissions. As you know consumption are directly correlated with #CO2. The more you consume the more CO2 you emit in […]

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2022 TIMES THANK YOU by #THELUXURYYACHTLADY

Today I wish to thank all those people that helped me in 2022. Especially the journalists who wrote about me, the yards and the brokers that helped me with my clients and most of all the clients and friends that trusted me and supported me! ✨HAPPY NEW YEAR ✨🍾 A special thanks to: Nicola Capuzzo, […]

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