Special Purpose Vessels – World’s Largest Solar Boat in Malta

The first solar-powered boat to travel around the world, TURANOR PLANETSOLAR was at Malta for a short visit while on her Promotion Tour back in August 2012. Built in Germany for $26,000,0000  in 2010 she was homeported at Basel, Switzerland. Manned by 2 and can carry 50 passengers she was powered by 537 square metres […]

Yachting – Superyacht PURE at Malta – April 2023

The 82 metre superyacht PURE was seen at Malta moored at Grand Harbour Marina during April, 2023. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Saturday 1st April at 1610 hrs during her maiden call coming from Monaco and moored stern to St. Angelo Wharf.                       […]

Yachting – Yachts B2 and B3 at Malta

On Saturday 26th February, 2022 around 0817 hrs the 2008 built 85.65 metre superyacht B2 entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Grand Harbour Marina to moor stern to St. Angelo Wharf. She was built in Germany by Abeking & Rasmussen at their Lemwerder shipyard and can hold 14 guests in 7 cabins with a crew […]

Ship Repair – Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – October-December 2021

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients […]

Yachting – 115.76 metre superyacht ATLANTIS II in Malta again – 2021

The classic 115.76 metre (380 ft) superyacht ATLANTIS II was seen once again in Malta during February/March 2021 at Palumbo Superyachts. In fact in February she was drydocked at Dock no 2. She was built in 1981 by Hellenic shipyards, Greece for Stavros Niarchos, famous Greek-American magnate of the time. She was reportedly built in […]

Yachting – 1936 built PACHA III at Malta – 2007

One of the Camper & Nicholsons built luxury motor yacht is the 1936 built PACHA III. She was called as Project 441 with former names such as ARLETTE II; PRIAMAR; CARDIGRAE V; CHRYSEIS and last one as BRISEIS built at Southampton, United Kingdom (UK). She’s a steel hull holding 163 tons as gross (GRT) with […]

Yachting – SS DELPHINE in the Mediterranean Sea – August 2020

One of the wonderful classic motor yachts around, a remnant of a bygone era is the 1921 built SS DELPHINE. Built in 1921 in USA by the Great Lakes Engineering works yard for Horace Dodge (who sadly died before she was launched) one of the largest American automotive manufacturers, this luxury motor yacht has retained […]

Yachting – Support Yacht GOLDEN SHADOW sold – 30.04.2019

After over 24 years under the same ownership, the 66.7 metre expedition support yacht GOLDEN SHADOW that was listed for sale in Monaco has been sold GOLDEN SHADOW  was built in steel and aluminium by Campbell Shipyards at San Diego in the United States in 1994 and delivered in 1995 as the first purpose designed […]

Spotted Vessel – MARCO POLO at Marseille, France – 13.04.2019

The floating dock or Caissonier MARCO POLO was spotted at Marseille Harbour in France on Saturday 13th April, 2019. She arrived from Poland from the builders on Sunday 27th August 2017 as a deck cargo aboard the semi submersible heavy lift vessel SUN RISE. She’s 56 metres long with 50 metres wide and 27 metres […]