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.
Moments like these only come along once in a blue moon. The result of many weeks of impossible rollovers have ballooned the US Mega Million lottery to it’s second largest jackpot ever – $400 million. It’s happening tomorrow and you can get tickets here.
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 [...]
Various officials are currently meeting with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to establish a salvage operation for the stranded trawler on Clifton’s First Beach. A source familiar with the maritime industry believes it’s quite unlikely that the vessel wouldn’t have known what it was doing, and that fog would not have played a role in the grounding.
It’s a great moment for the BEACH WATCH website, as they have the infrastructure that allows us to watch the stranded Japanese trawler LIVE on the net. We’re not 100% sure when the salvage operation will get underway – but you can keep an eye on things using the live Clifton beach webcam. You can [...]
The NSRI has kindly uploaded a whole of pics of their rescue mission, following the Japanese trawler which crashed into Clifton 1st Beach early Saturday morning. Click ‘continue reading‘ to see the rest of the hi-res close-up pics.
A large fishing vessel has run aground at Clifton First beach, Cape town. With heavy mists greeting excited gawkers this morning, one can be sure the same fog played a role in theis ship running aground. We are picking up details as we go, but a local convenience store manager confirmed that he heard lots [...]
Superyachts are one of the things that we hold sacred, here at 2oceansvibe – and part of the reason why we play the overseas lotteries on a weekly basis. It is therefore something of great distress for us, when we learn of the sinking of one of these fantastic beasts of the sea – especially [...]
Now there’s a heading I like to see! And those of you who have entered Saturday’s 1 Billion Rand lottery (buy tickets online) might want to get inspiration for their yacht – should they win the lottery. ‘Cos let’s face it – we’re in it til we win it! How’z that staircase there in the [...]
More than 4,000 people were evacuated when the Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Tuscany on Friday night, leaving two French passengers and a Peruvian crew member confirmed dead. Although iol reported there were no South Africans on board, news24 have confirmed there was a couple who jumped four-storeys to safety. According to the [...]
If you’ve missed the branding around town for the Puma Quad and yacht that will be arriving in Cape town, then you seriously need to consider an eye appointment. PUMA enters new yacht into 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town, South Africa, November 2011 – PUMA Sailing fans can catch all the action of the [...]
Rupert Murdoch has just taken delivery of his brand new yacht. And it’s not just a luxury yacht, it’s a luxury SAIL yacht. That means you can cruise around the world on wind alone. How rad is that? The name of the boat is “Vertigo.” What’s more, there is a chance that YOU could own [...]
The last time a 500kg, three-metre long Great White jumped into my boat, I woke up safely under my duvet, with my great white cat playing bouncy castle on my bed. You have to hand it to these boys though, not only did they escape this situation unscathed but they had to shack up with sharky, while being towed to Mossel Bay harbour.
Disappointed with smug Sepp? Never fear, the interweb has a little something to ease that feeling for you on this, the hour that we officially welcome in the Cape Town Friday Rule. Sink Sepp allows players to fire cannons packed with exploding footballs at the Fifa boss while he tries to sail his ship.