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Dornier Do-X: The world’s most luxurious flying yacht (Photos & Video)

Seaplane New York harbor

PortandTerminal.com, January 16, 2021 Called a Flugschiff  (“flying ship”) in German, the aircraft was more luxury flying yacht than a ship. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Part luxury yacht, part 747 airplane, the Dornier Do-X was the most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929.  The largest and heaviest aircraft …

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Video: “Very lucky” Sailor rescued after clinging to beacon in the ocean for hours

Beached yacht

PortandTerminal.com, December 30, 2020 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – A sailor who authorities describe as “very lucky” to be alive was been found clinging to a marine beacon for dear life in waters off the eastern coast of Australia. David Simpson, 64, was thrown from his small yacht when a strong wave hit the vessel near Caloundra, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, CNN …

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VIDEO: Luxury yacht destroyed by fire, total write-off

Screen grab. Yacht on fire. Firemen

PortandTerminal.com, October 8, 2020 A luxury yacht, LADY VANILLA, was engulfed in flames on Oct 2 at the Ligurian Loano Marina, Italy, and burned down to the waterline – a total loss. Overheating of the electric batteries in the engine room is believed to be the cause of the fire. Once the fire started, windy weather condition fanned the flames …

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On sale for $150m, used Royal Caribbean ship costs less than many new yachts

Cruise ship for sale listing

PortandTerminal.com, August 1, 2020 MIAMI – The ongoing carnage in the cruise line industry brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for bargain hunters. The website Yachtworld.com has a listing for Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas being offered at just $150 million dollars. Price negotiable. Rhapsody of the Seas was built in 1997 and can carry just …

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The First Concept Yacht Inspired by an Aircraft Carrier

Yacht inspired by aircraft carrier

PortandTerminal.com, July 29, 2020 DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS – “If you could design your own ship and money was not holding you back, what kind of ship would you build?” That was the question the design team at Mitsi Studio, a Netherlands-based 3D animation house, asked themselves. For now what they came up with is just a concept. How long though …

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Lamborghini is now launching a $3.4 million dollar yacht

Bow view of luxury yacht

PortandTerminal.com, July 5, 2020 ROME – Lamborghini announced on Tuesday that it has designed a luxury speedboat called the “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63.” The “63” in its name references 1963, the year Lamborghini was established. Lamborghini will work with boatbuilder Italian Sea Group to create just 63 of the hypercar-lookalike yachts, which are inspired by the Sián FKP 37 hybrid car. The Lamborghini yacht …

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FOR SALE: Former SOVIET spy ship converted into luxury superyacht

PortandTerminal.com, June 21, 2020 Cold War espionage is not often linked to superyachts, but a Russian spy boat is exactly how 226-foot Olivia started out in life. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – A 225-foot Russian navy ship was converted into a luxury ice-class superyacht named Olivia and is now on sale for nearly $27 million with Burgess Yachts. The navy ship was first assembled …

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‘The Tesla Of Yachts’ – Solar-Powered, Guilt-Free Yachting

Solar powered yacht

PortandTerminal.com, May 21, 2020 With new fully electric and hybrid boats, Serenity Yachts is moving yachting towards a guilt-free and solar-powered future. GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS – Yachts are generally wasteful, polluting luxuries reserved for the very wealthy. A boatbuilder called Serenity Yachts hopes to fix two of those three problems – wasteful and polluting – unfortunately, even their yachts …

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