Naval News – Bulgaria’s first Latest Corvette Launched – 04.08.2023

On Friday 4th August 2023, in Varna, the Bulgarian shipbuilder MTG Dolphin Shipyard PLC launched the first of the two new 2,300-ton corvettes / multi-purpose modular patrol vessels (MMPV) 90 for the Bulgarian Navy, under the management of the German shipbuilder NVL Group (formerly known as Lürssen Defence) which is the prime contractor of the […]

Yachting – 65 m yacht LADY M seized in Italy – 04.03.2022

On Friday 4th March, 2022 the 65 metre yacht LADY M owned by  Alexei Mordashov, the richest man in Russia was detained at Imperia Port, Italy by the militarized Police Force Guardia Di Finanza. The move followed similar seizures in France and Germany belonging to other Russian oligarchs, as Western states implement massive sanctions, including […]

Yachting – 156 m mega yacht DILBAR seized – 02.03.2022

On Wednesday 2nd March, 2022 the German Government seized the 4th longest yacht in the world – DILBAR as part of a series of sanctions on Russian oligarchs during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. DILBAR is named after Usmanov’s mother. Below is the first DILBAR launched in 2005 as a 66 […]

Casualties – 75 metre sailing yacht PHOCEA Fire – 18.02.2021

On the morning of Thursday 18th February, 2021 the 75 metre sailing yacht PHOCEA caught fire in Langkawi, Malaysia. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT yacht was attended to by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), who rescued seven crewmembers who are reported […]

Yachting – 126 metre OCTOPUS for sale – Sept 2019

During September 2019 the 126.2 metre Lürssen built superyacht OCTOPUS has been listed for sale. Commissioned by Microsoft co founder Paul Allen who died last year OCTOPUS is one of the largest superyachts in the world. Built in steel by German yard Lürssen and delivered in 2003, she remains one of the most impressive explorer yachts to […]

Yachting – 2007 built Superyacht SAINT NICOLAS at Comino – 06.07.2013

One of Lurssen’s built superyachts anchoring at the beautiful Comino was the 2007 built 70.1m SAINT NICOLAS. With top speed of 15.5 knots from her power comes from two 1380.0hp Caterpillar 3512-B-DITA diesel engines she can accommodate up to 12 guests with 17 crew members At the time of the photo shoot she was owned […]

MBL News – Superyacht AL LUSAIL in Malta again – July 2019.

The 123 m (404 feet) long QAT flag and owned superyacht AL LUSAIL was seen again at the Grand Harbour, Malta on 7th July,2019 berthed at the Valletta Cruise Port Pinto Wharf no 3. She was built in 2017 by Lurssen at their shipyard in Bremen as Project Jupiter and she belongs to the Emir […]

Yachting – 147 metre Megayacht TOPAZ at Malta

Lately at Palumbo Malta Superyachts the 147 metre Megayacht TOPAZ was seen floated at Dock 2. Taking to the water for the first time back in 2012 the stunning Euros 400 million megayacht is one of the largest and most expensive ever to be built. She was constructed by Lurssen in Bremen, Germany and currently […]

Yachting – AL LUSAIL at Malta – 17.02.2018. The 2017 built QAT flag superyacht AL LUSAIL entered Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta today at 0648 hrs (0548 UTC) berthing at Pinto 3 Wharf, Valletta Cruise Port. This is her second call to Valletta with the first one as last year entering on Christmas Day.She’s the 22nd largest yacht […]

Lurssen built Super Yacht MARTHA ANN for sale The 2008 Lurssen built 70.2m (230 ft) Super Yacht MARTHA ANN has been announced for sale. She’s registered at Cayman Islands (CYM) with port of registry as George Town. She was refitted in 2014 by Melita Marine Group, Malta in their floating dock NAZLAB. She’s powered by […]