The Microsoft co-founder isn’t exactly making friends down in the Cayman Islands, his superyacht causing all kinds of havoc.
About two years ago a catamaran set for Thailand went missing and the NSRI might have just located its hull just south of Cape Agulhas.
All aboard in 2016, because these cruise ships are frankly ridiculous. Beats Jack and Rose getting frisky in the boiler room.
The USS Zumwalt is a pretty spectacular vessel, although when you consider that it cost upwards of R60 billion you would want some bang for your buck.
There’s a new record holder in the world of monster ships, the Matz Maersk Triple E blowing the competition out of the water.
I suppose records were made to be broken, although it’s taken a great deal of planning (and money) to see this one come to fruition.
Feel like braving the big bad sea but not quite sure you can handle the swell? Hop on board this beast and you’ll barely know you’re not on terra firma.
It appears the four-month search for the South African-crewed boat that left Cape Town and disappeared shortly after may have come to an end.
Unfortunately most of us will only ever see an orca at a SeaWorld or aquarium somewhere. Here’s how they should be enjoying themselves.
Intrigue and acclaim quickly turned to suspicion after authorities started to take a closer look at the story of Louis Jordan, supposedly rescued after 66 days at sea.
If you’ve seen the movie ‘PS I Love You’ you’ll know it’s possible to leave something lovely behind after your passing. This story is quite the opposite.
The tragic Costa Concordia crash of 2012 has seen the captain found guilty of a handful of crimes. Now it seems someone else on the boat was up to no good.
If you think losing your phone out on a drunken night is bad, imagine having to watch your yacht become fire wood. Ironically named, The Polar Bear, a $17 million yacht went from icy-cool to an inferno when it caught fire while in California’s Chula Vista boatyard. There’s no information on how exactly the luxury boat […]
Footage from the cellphone of a boy who died on the South Korean ferry, in which 300 students either died or are missing, has been released by his father.
Super-yachts have become the mainstay for billionaires across the globe,making an already exclusive even more nichey. A report from Wealth-X and the UBS Global Billionaire Census (really,that’s a thing?) has found that the average billionaire spends $22 million on yachts, which equates to around a measly R226 million. In that spirit, check out the top five most expensive super-yachts, and feel bad about yourself.
Yachts have been historically and permanently stuck in the luxury-goods market, fixed there by manufacturers who insisted on building 60-metre monsters that cost more than the entire third-world debt. Thankfully though, an Italian firm has seen the light.
Old Nick Sloane from South Africa (KES old boy, apparently) is heading up the salvage operation for the Costa Concordia on the Spanish coast. We’ve found a live stream aimed at the ship for you to watch as your day unwinds.
You gotta love the options available for billionaires on their superyachts. They refer to the boats that take you to shore as tenders and the the other gadgets (submainres etc.) as toys. These are our faves..
Attessa IV is a very well known superyacht. It’s even been chartered by Bill and Melinda Gates. And anyone who knows about the Riviera will agree that a helicopter landing pad is an absolute must. Until the wind blows too hard.
It’s not every day that one gets closeup shots of the second biggest yacht in the world. Roman Abramovich’s yacht, Eclipse is a mysterious beast and whilst these pics show closeups of the outside, we’re yet to see inside.
Roman Abramovich must be so upset about this. I would be. When you build yourself the biggest yacht in the world, having the biggest yacht IS a big deal. That’s how these guys work. And now Roman’s just going to have to DEAL with this beast, dubbed ‘Azzam.’
Behold, le French Helicopter Carrier, “Mistral.” Anyone who spends time in Provence will be aware of the famous wind there, called the “Mistral.” It is appropriate that our buddies at Aerial Perspective took this pic during a howling gale!
Superyachts.com has just released their mind-blowing annual Top 100 biggest yachts in existence list.
I haven’t seen Skyfall yet, but now I have another reason to make sure I do. I’ve always enjoyed superyachts and there is something very special about a superyacht with sails. This yacht, ‘Regina,’ is no exception. It was used in the latest Bond film and is yours for $14 million.
I’ve never been on a cruise and I’ve never had anyone fully explain to me what it’s about and what it’s like. So for those of you who haven’t done one yet, listen to this (you won’t believe what I paid).
I was in Venice this last week and found myself in the company of Carinthia VII – at 97.2m, she is the 12th biggest SuperYacht in the world. I got some pics for you and also dug up some interesting (very spicy) info about her and her owners. Here are some pics I took of […]
Those of you living on in the real world would have been vaguely aware of a Japanese fishing vessel, the Eihatsu Maru, parked on South Africa’s fair shores in the last two weeks.What you might not have thought about in the ensuing drama was the incredible job that the crew of the SMIT Amandla tug […]
South Africa is going to foot the bill for salvaging the Japanese fishing vessel currently stranded on Clifton First beach, according to the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa). The owner of the ship, which ran aground on Saturday and has since moved 25m closer to the shore, has to date refused to cover the costs of the salvage.
Tugboats tried again yesterday to pull free Eihatsu Maru, the Japanese trawler stranded on Clifton beach in Cape Town. The rope snapped – just as it did yesterday – and it occurred to all at 2oceansvibe Media, that the crew (and dog) on board might be feeling somewhat peckish. So we did what any self-respecting […]