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Making waves

The boating world is starting to realise its environmental impact. Richard Lord talks to three builders making advances in yacht design that are both green and glam.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:06am

Yacht found off Tonga held HK$930m cocaine haul and a body

A yacht that washed up on a deserted tropical island in the South Pacific with a badly decomposed body on board was carrying more than 200kg of cocaine worth up to US$120 million, police said yesterday.

Australian Federal Police said international law agencies had been monitoring the 13-metre yacht JeReVe from when it left South America until they lost contact with it last month.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Steve Jobs' superyacht unveiled at last

Steve Jobs' superyacht Venus has emerged from a shipbuilder's yard in the Netherlands just over a year after the death of the Apple founder, who had a big hand in designing the unusual vessel.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:34am

Australian yachtsman rescued after 16 hours stranded at sea

An Australian yachtsman was yesterday reunited with his family following a dramatic rescue after a massive wave picked up his boat and rolled it over, hundreds of kilometres off the coast.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

Size matters at Monaco yacht show

You only have to take stroll around the Aberdeen ...

26 Sep 2012 - 1:06pm

Money no object

Floating palace straight from a Bond movie.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A case of show and sell

More than 80 leading brands will display all facets of boating technology when the 15th Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show opens today at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.

International manufacturers are launching their latest models and concept craft at the three-day event, which has assembled stock with a combined value of more than HK$500 million.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

World at their fleet

It's a toy show for China's ultra-rich, with offerings that vary from fine art to luxury villas, cars and private jets. But it is the superyachts that steal the spotlight, marrying new wealth with Sanya's aspirations to become the Chinese Riviera.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

No economy class on sleek super-yacht

One of the world's biggest and most opulent super-yachts, whose deck is regularly peppered with the rich and famous, is docked at the Gold Coast in Tuen Mun.

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch was spotted on the vessel with family and friends this summer in Majorca, Spain, while Hollywood leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has been reported cruising around Australia in it.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

It's plain sailing for everyone

Computer engineer Michael Leung Kim-ming has been an avid sailer for more than two decades.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Floating boats

It was love at first sight, even though she was decades older than her predecessor and her age was beginning to show. Her graceful, flowing lines and impeccable pedigree won him over and convinced him she was worth months of his time and the many thousands of dollars it would take to make her pretty again.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Well-heeled mainlanders push up prices of luxury yachts

Affluent mainlanders have pushed up prices of luxury yachts, with some boat prices surging by as much as 30 per cent in just a year, according to dealers.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Splendid isolation

Our anchor chain is still rattling through the hawser when we spot him. Round and furry and still clumsy with youth, the bear is taking its time, looking under rocks and logs for an early evening snack as it ambles along the beach, oblivious to our presence.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fun for the rich starts at a cool HK$39m

On page one of the Nisi Yachts brochure is a quote from ancient Greek historian Herodotus, dated the fifth century BC. It says: 'If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun, he would go mad without knowing it.'

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Luxury motor yacht that didn't arrive

A company which sells luxury yachts is being chased by one of its clients for repayment of GBP802,200 (HK$9.42 million) which he claimed was a 30 per cent down payment for a luxury yacht that the company failed to deliver to him.

15 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

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