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.
The crew of National Geographic Channel’s hit series Shark Men announced this past Friday that they had broken the previous record for the biggest Great White Shark ever caught and released alive. They exhibited their capture on Sunday night on the US version of the show. We’ll unfortunately have to wait a bit to see it over here in Africa.
Teodorin Obiang, the 41-year-old son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator, who has in the past done business in Clifton with local real estate agent, Denise Dogon, has commissioned the building of a luxury superyacht for himself worth $380 million – three times more than his country spends annually on health and education. The suspicion is that […]
We kicked of this last weekend with a 5 hour chillout session on a buddy’s boat, at the start of the 2011 Cape to Rio yacht race. It was quite an experience, with more yachts than sense – out on the water outside Cape Town’s harbour and Waterfront. How we didn’t crash into anyone, God […]
I may have rushed to get to the moral of the story with the headline there. I’m sorry. It’s just that I got so excited because the HMS Invincible is for sale! The Invincible is big enough to carry 22 aircraft (not included), and is available second-hand, previously owned by a lovely old lady who only took it to war on Sundays.
If you’ve just joined us, a whale was catapulted into international news headlines last week, when it was photographed breaching onto a yacht. Pretty hectique, I’m sure you agree. Well, it’s about to become even more hectique – because now we’ve got the video footage. Yes, you heard me – VIDEO footage of the whale […]
One of the last few days of our month in the South of France, brought us to the most gorgeous little seaside town on the Med – Cassis. Pic taken from PopYaCollar – (featured in Marie Claire) Wikipedia tells us: Cassis (French pronunciation: [kasi, kasis]; Occitan: Cassís) is a commune situated east of Marseille in […]
We’ve kept a close eye on Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen’s two main yachts over the years – both of which have spent time in Cape Town. The first one I ever saw, cruised into Cape Town late August, 2007 (see original article here). It was a good one to see first, as it was, at […]
If you feel like a bit of a reality check, pop into the V&A Waterfront and check out Larry Ellison’s superyacht, “Rising Sun.” It’s parked just next to Sevruga restaurant. CLICK HERE for magnificent panoramic of “Rising Sun” at the V&A Click that pic above to see it up close – it will blow your […]
You know that R110 million penthouse on sale at the Waterfront? Of course you’ve heard of it, but have you ever seen pictures? Well I managed to get some brand new images of the thing – and it is something to behold! Shame.. Very chilled.. You can check out more pics of that pad here, […]
There was great concern as to the reason behind the Nazi flags flying at the University of Cape Town this weekend. Many speculated that they were hoisted for some movie being shot in and around the Mother City. Not a bad reason – certainly better than the suggestion of there being a Nazi convention being […]
As this week’s SuperEna lottery rolls over and presents us with a $115 million jackpot, one cannot help but ponder the various yachts one may acquire.. Why, you ask? Exactly! W.H.Y. – The Wally Hermes Yacht No – it’s not a mansion, it’s a yacht.. WHY (Wally-Hermes Yachts), a collaboration between esteemed Monaco-based yacht maker […]