Going Greek

The picturesque harbour and village of Kastelorizo island in Greece's Aegean Sea. Photo: Alamy

So many islands, so little time. Robin Gauldie goes island hopping on board some of the country's most luxurious yachts.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 12:52am

Money no object

 Sunseeker's latest luxury yacht

Floating palace straight from a Bond movie.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Driven to ultimate luxury

The Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Spider and McLaren MP4 are the must-have cars of the moment, but they might be hard to get hold of in Hong Kong.

16 Dec 2011 - 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

Danish delight

Danish Yachts newest build, the 121-foot Shooting Star, gets two big thumbs up for engineering and design. With a carbon-fibre hull and a pair of powerful 4,750 hp diesel engines, this sporty yacht offers a top speed beyond 45 knots. Norwegian naval architecture firm Espen ?ino International penned her sleek exterior lines, creating large windows with lots of natural lighting.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Making waves

MULTI-MILLIONAIRES love their water toys, and if there is something innovative and eye-catching for their superyacht, you can be sure they have got one on order.

Submersibles like the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer and US Subs' Triton are the perfect way for yacht-owners to explore the world underneath their bathing platforms.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Predictions of yacht market boom are a salesman's dream

Luxury brands are enjoying huge growth on the mainland, which is expected to be the world's biggest luxury market by 2015. However, only a few hundred mainlanders own yachts. With projections that the mainland yacht market will reach US$10 billion by 2020 - almost a third of last year's global total - yacht broker Sunny Tao sees great potential for the industry.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Whatever floats your boat

Yacht design has continued to pursue the 'bigger and better' theme despite the economic downturn, with many new yachts offering a dizzying array of standard features that only a few years ago would have been considered unique add-on options.

11 Apr 2011 - 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

It's a super yacht, even James Bond would agree

It's time to beat Bond, James Bond.

Sure, the fictional secret agent looked cool sailing a Superhawk 43 in his last flick, Quantum of Solace, but his boat is completely dwarfed next to the Jade 95 Explorer.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Life at sea fast becoming a luxury alternative to land

While glitzy designer shops, grand high-rise apartments and gleaming sports cars line the streets of Hong Kong, lavish yachts and boats are making grand statements on our shoreline.

Luxury is certainly becoming more synonymous with the Hong Kong lifestyle as more people invest in these pleasure vessels.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Agenda - Water

Boat Bonanza

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Living the dream

Olivier Decamps has enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle in the yachting industry during the past three decades

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Floating asset

AmbrosiaIII offers a life of luxury on the ocean for Euro40 million

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Allen's armada

One of the world's biggest private yachts, belonging to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has moored off Sheung Wan. Mr Allen bought the 127-metre Octopus for US$200 million. It carries two helicopters, seven boats and a submarine that sleeps eight for up to two weeks under water. The crew of 60 includes former US Navy Seals and the vessel costs US$20 million per year to run.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am