Sailing vs. motor boating – the debate rages on!

Since the first outboard engine came into existence, the battle between power boaters and sailors has escalated to the point where you really are firmly based in one of the two camps. Whilst there are a minority that claim to have mastered the respect needed to be associated with both forms of boating, many still […]

Video: Fairline Targa 48 sea trials

OK, so it’s not a hugely informative piece of video, but if you want to see what Fairline’s Targa 48 Open looks like out on the water, then this short video does that for you. The Targa 48 OPEN is the first IPS boat Fairline has developed for several years and has apparently been made […]

Triple launch for Princess at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show

The 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show will see the world launches of three new models from Princess Yachts International . The all new Princess 88 Motor Yacht will make her international debut alongside the new Princess V48, the first ever Princess IPS craft, and the new Princess 43. The Princess 88 Motor Yacht features an […]

Raymarine Evolution Autopilot and gS-Series sea trial

For all boat tech lovers, Insignia brings you this video made by Raymarine, and in which we see the company’s all-new Evolution autopilot and gS-Series Glass Bridge Multifunction Display system in action aboard Raymarine-1, the company’s Boston Whaler 280 Outrage. The video was shot on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

Sunseeker announces line-up of boats for 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show

Acquired earlier this year by the Chinese Dalian Wanda Group, Sunseeker would seem to be keen to maintain it’s high-profile market position. Pretty much always the manufacturer with the most glamorous presence at the Southampton Boat Show, Sunseeker plans to be as big as ever and will be bringing an impressive selection of Sunseeker models. […]

Azimut 80 to debut at Cannes Boat Show

Azimut Yachts will debut its new 24-metre yacht at Cannes. The Azimut 80 is the first yacht over 72 feet that has been designed entirely at Azimut’s headquarters in Avigliana, Italy. Developed arpound experience gathered while building its recent, larger vessels, the Azimut 80’s exterior was designed by Stefano Righini, while the design of the […]

55M Benetti reflects owner’s taste

The Benetti m/y Ocean Paradise was recently launched at the Benetti Livorno yard. The yacht will debut with its world avant-premiere at the next Monaco Yacht Show 2013 (25-28 September). Ocean Paradise, Benetti told Insignia, is proof of the company’s ability to interpret and adapt to Owner’s requests. Benetti suggested that many elements make this […]


Here are Insignia we are fans of Princess Yachts. It’s boats do seem to have a quiet air of quality and – yes, let’s be honest – class about them that is absent with many of its contemporaries. Now we learn that the company is to add a new 35 meter (115′) craft to its […]

Life Ashore feature: Supercar or classic to accompany your superyacht?

Most owners of a luxury, high-glamour motor yacht will have an exotic car to go with it. After all, everyone needs classy transport to travel from the quayside to that Michelin starred restaurant. Many will choose a straight out of the showroom supercar. But, wait a minute….. Perhaps there is an even more glamorous, more […]

Luxury Yacht Club: the perfect alternative to ownership or charter?

The idea of owning a beautiful motoryacht, basing it somewhere warm and sunny, and whiling away happy hours with friends and family appeals to many. But…. the costs are, to put it mildly, considerable. Chartering someone else’s boat offers one option, but somehow never quite delivers the same satisfaction. So that’s it, is it? You […]

Vripack Liquid Silver, the research vessel re-invented

The Vripack Design Studio has been mulling over this boat – Liquid Silver – for several years. Previously known as Turmoil II, in the last year she has grown to be Vripack’s vision of the Research Vessel Yacht 2.0 (RVY) and gained that new name. Design wise Vripack didn’t go for a classic raised forecastle […]

New addition to Nautica’s yachty watch range

Nautica, which is part of the Timex Group, has lifted anchor on the NSR 11, a modern sport watch that features the bold, rich colors favoured by people who spend their time hopping off boats and into harbourside bars and restaurants – you know the type. Perhaps you are the type? The NSR 11 is […]

Monaco Yacht Show sees record attendance

From 19 to 22 September, 33,000 luxury yachting companies, yacht owners, wealthy customers and representatives of future purchasers converged on Monaco to meet up at the yacht show’s 500 stands and aboard the hundred-odd superyachts on show. At last year’s show there were signs of an upswing in the market. According to the show’s organisers, […]

Insignia showreel – what we’re about!

This short video sequence provides an overview of the Insignia Motor Yachting media product. Click on the video screen to watch the movie, which will play in HD where bandwidth permits.

Sunseeker Portofino 40 video report

Sunseeker makes a return to this sector with the new Portofino 40, the result of a long hard study of a highly competitive market sector. Click on the screen below to watch the Insignia Motor Yachting video report, as Sunseeker’s Ross Donohoe provides a walk through. This will play in HD where bandwidth permits. Sunseeker […]

Sunseeker Predator 80 video report

Sunseeker has completely re-vamped it’s mid-size sports boat, the Predator 80. Insignia Motor Yachting took the opportunity to meet with Sunseeker’s Will Eveleigh, who gave us a complete overview. Click on the screen below to watch the video report, which will play in HD. Engine options extend up to Arneson drives. Choose this 16V MTU […]

Princess 56 video report

In addition to the V62-S sports cruiser, Princess Yachts launched its new 56 flybridge cruiser at the 2012 Southampton boat show. Insignia Motor Yachting met with Princess’ head of marketing Simon Clere who gave us an overview. Click on the movie below, which will play in HD where broadband permits, to take the Insignia Motor […]

Fairline Targa 62GT video report

Insignia Motor Yachting met with Oliver Winbolt of Fairline on board the Targa 62GT, which was making its debut at the 2012 Southampton Boat Show. This sports cruiser is the largest Targa in Fairline’s range. The 62GT has a large, open cockpit with a barbecue, fully-equipped bar and large sunpad. Forward of the airy saloon […]

Princess V62-S video report

Insignia Motor Yachting met with Princess Yachts’ head of marketing Simon Clere at the Southampton boat show, at which the British boat-builder launched the V62-S. Click on the movie below, which will play in glorious HD where broadband permits, to take the Insignia Motor Yachting tour of the Princess V62-S The new V62-S includes a […]

Jenson Button and Eddie Jordan launch Sunseeker Predator 80 and Portofino 40

F1 star Jenson Button teams with former team owner and long time Sunseeker customer Eddie Jordan to launch Sunseeker’s new Predator 80 and Portofino 40 motor Yachts at the 2012 PSP Southampton Boat Show. As usual, Eddie was on form and very outspoken! Watch the video below to see for yourself.

Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse, world’s largest motor yacht visits Fiskardo harbour

BUT TOWN PHOTOGRAPHER MISSES PHOTO OPP OF THE YEAR! Your Insignia Motor Yachting reporters noted a frisson of excitement in Fiskardo harbour on Wednesday evening. It seemed another big name celebrity was mooring up their yacht just outside the harbour – and this was just 2 days after Demi Moore and her entourage had been […]

Princess debuts 40M Yacht at 2012 Cannes Boat Show

Princess Yachts tells Insignia that it is preparing what it describes will be a magnificent display at the 2012 Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, aka the Cannes Boat Show. Making her international debut will be Princess’ new flagship yacht, the Princess 40M. This tri-deck, semi-custom superyacht is a new chapter for Princess, as it […]

Azimut 55S video

Azimut’s new 55S is a stunningly contemporary take on the sports cruiser theme. The triple IPS600 pod drive installation equipped with supercharged and turbocharged engines may intimidate some potential buyers – surely the only thing less wallet-friendly than a twin engined boat is one with three engines! – but Azimut claims that the design is […]

Twitter power adds Vancouver motor boat charter connection

Here at Insignia we’re pretty active with our social media networks. We have a Facebook page – and a Twitter account – @InsigniaMY. We’d love to connect with you at either, or ideally both! We were Tweeting yesterday and engaged with @Wesbadke, or Weston (Wes) Badke as he is known in the non-Twittersphere. Wes […]

Princess V62-S and Princess 56 debut at 2012 Southampton boat show

Insignia Motor Yachting has a tradition of interviewing Princess Yachts marketing director Simon Clare at the Annual PSP Southampton boat show, and 2012 is no exception. Princess will debut both the V62-S sports yacht and the Princess 56 flybridge cruiser at the boat show. The V62 has had a place in the Princess since 2008, […]

Barbecue Dining Boat – a floating island for less cash!

We reported last week on the Eco Yacht Tours’ floating recreational island, which is intended to be stored in the (rather large) tender garage of a super-yacht, and launched when moored to create a new type of entertainment space. We’ve yet to see a price, but we’re not expecting it to be, well, inexpensive. But […]

Which is the best marina in the world?

Could it be Benalmadena? TripAdvisor seems to think so. We’ve been there, and we’re not so sure. What do you think? Without getting too political, can a Spanish marina lead the world today? Which marina gets your vote? Is it in Europe? The USA? Asia? Or maybe Australasia? Dubai Marina claims to be the largest […]

Gulf Craft Majesty 77 video feature

‘Ever heard of Gulf Craft? Well it is the Middle East’s and Africa’s largest producer of fiberglass boats and yachts, and apparently exports over 70% of its production to 40 countries through the Majesty Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft brands. Founded in The United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft today produces vessels ranging from 20 […]

Sunseeker International at the Hong Kong Boat Show

This Sunseeker video clip typifies the glamour aspect associated with this luxury motoryacht brand. Captured at the Hong Kong Boat Show, it’s apparent that Sunseeker recognises the importance of the Asian market.

Make way for the Riva 63 Virtus superspeedboat

We’re familiar with the term superyacht, which is generally applied to a big, floating something or other, which might have sails, or it might be an impressively-sized motor yacht. It’s normally the latter. Well, the Riva 63 Virtus seems to define a new category – that of the superspeedboat. Despite the fact that the Virtus […]

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