Motor yachts http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26515/all en In the wake of the financial crisis, the Superyacht market continues to sink http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/superyacht-builders-wary-landlubbers-among-new-rich The glamour, champagne-soaked launches, astronomical price tags and celebrity clients belie a mounting unease in the world of superyacht building, according to industry insiders.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/superyacht-builders-wary-landlubbers-among-new-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Luxury yacht Motor yachts Yachts Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Global Economy Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:30:00 +0000 5735648 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirati royals dethrone Abramovich in race for biggest mega-yacht http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/emirati-royals-dethrone-abramovich-race-biggest-mega-yacht <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Emirati royal family has dethroned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in the race to own the world's biggest mega-yacht, Yachts France magazine has reported.</p> <p>The 180-metre (590-foot) "Azzam" built for Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi, has ousted Abramovich's 163.5-metre (536-foot) "Eclipse" from the top of the yacht league table, the magazine said in its annual survey of the world's 100 biggest yachts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/emirati-royals-dethrone-abramovich-race-biggest-mega-yacht" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boating Human Interest Motor yachts Watercraft AFP Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:34:11 +0000 5908084 at http://www.globalpost.com