AFM – 4 newbuilt Patrol Craft arrive from Australia to Malta – 11.02.2010

Last week 14 years ago the latest 4 Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) arrived to Malta after a long voyage from Australia as a deck cargo aboard the 1990 Dutch built and owned Multi Purpose Carrier (MPP) – ARCHANGELGRACHT of which she arrived at Malta last 11th February, 2010 and was assisted by local tug MARI. […]

Yachting – 1994 built superyacht MY LADY at Malta – 07.12.2023

One of the Dutch built yachts currently active worldwide is the 29 years old lady MY LADY. She was built in 1994 by Scheepswerf Hakvoort at Monnickendam, Netherlands  originally as BOLD BUCCLEUGH but was renamed LADY MARINA for Sergio Mantegazza who is the successful owner of the widely recognized travel group, Group Voyagers, and the […]

Yachting – 1985 built Yacht EXPLORA at Malta – Q4 of 2023.

Another Feadship yacht was seen at Malta , this time the 46.63 metres motor yacht EXPLORA of which was spotted berthed at the former Medserv Base now called Manoel Island Marina. She was built in 1985 and launched as the ENTERPRISE IV, SEA KINGDOM for few months but was renamed SEA AMENITY, again for few […]

Yachting – Chinese 2018 built superyacht ILLUSION PLUS at Malta – September 2023

The first Chinese built superyacht – ILLUSION PLUS called at Malta , of which entered Marsamxett Harbour on Saturday 9th September at 1632 hrs coming from Tarragona, Spain, berthing at Manoel Island Marina. She was built by Pride Mega Yachts that is the specialist megayacht brand of CIMC Raffles Yachts, based in China’s Yantai Peninsula […]

Naval News – US Navy decommissions 5 year old Naval Ship – 14.08.2023

On Monday 14th August, 2023 the U.S. Navy decommissioned the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Sioux City LCS after less than five years in service. She was built by Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin, and commissioned on 17th November, 2018, at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. “Though our ship’s service ends today, her legacy does not. For […]

Yachting – 107 metre superyacht MAR maiden call at Malta – 01.07.2023

The 2020 built 107 metre superyacht MAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Saturday 1st July at 1621 hrs coming from Suez Canal. Built in Italy by Benetti Yachts at their Livorno shipyard, her interior is styled by Italian designer  design house Benetti and she was delivered to her owner in June […]

Military Nostalgia – Dark Class Gunboats at Malta

A total of 27 Dark Class Fast Attack Craft were ordered for the Royal Navy between December 1951 and January 1952 , but only 18 were completed, the remainder being cancelled in 1955. Fitted with 2 shaft Napier Deltic 16 cylinder diesels, the Dark Class were the first diesel engined fast patrol boats, the earlier […]

Yachting – 2009 built motor yacht MOCHAFY22 at Malta – June 2023

The second largest yacht built by Sunrise Yachts, Turkey – MOCHAFY22 was seen at Malta of which she entered Valletta on Sunday 4th June at 1754 hrs coming from Naples, Italy and then shifted to Marsamxett Harbour to moor at Manoel Island Marina on Tuesday 6th June. She was built in Turkey with steel hull […]

Yachting – 2011 built AIFER at Malta

One of the yachts built at the renowned Italian yard CRN is the 2011 launched superyacht AIFER. She’s 59.8 metres long with 10.2 metres beam and maximum draught of 3 metres holding a GRT of 985 tons. She’s a steel hull yacht with an aluminium superstructure. She is powered by 2 Caterpillar Diesel engines, which […]

Yachting – 2010 built motor yacht GO at Malta – March 2023

With a maritime tradition, the Maltese Islands have established themselves as an important yachting hub in the Mediterranean including any kind of repairs with floating docks, slipways, drydocks and boat yards. One of the yacht that used Malta with our excellent services was the 2010 built motor yacht GO of which on Tuesday 7th March, […]