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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Eco Yacht Toys Recreational Island – for the superyacht that has everything

Eco Yacht Toys claims to be the only business in the world positioned to present you with the single most exciting revelation since the luxury yacht itself…. a Recreational Island! Yes, really! The Recreational Island has been designed to optimise available space, whether it is opened out on the water, or tucked away in the […]

Riva Collector’s Edition Aquariva

Now, we know this is more of a speedboat (sorry, Riva) than a motor yacht, but we couldn’t resist featuring this special edition Aquariva powerboat built by the iconic Italian company Riva, and styled by celebrated designer Marc Newson. The ‘Riva Aquariva by Marc Newson’ is only available in a limited edition of 22. Newson […]

Need 500 metres of chain? Or a fishing net?

Insignia has reported on the helpful guys at the chandlery on Fiskardo harbour. Makis (above, with his latest intern) and Kostas will not only supply all your boating needs, but they will also tell you everything that is going on on Cephalonia. We revisited them this year, and found their resource as useful as ever. […]

Greece may be troubled, but superyacht charters flourish in Ionian Islands

Hopefully we all feel a little sorry for the Greeks at the moment. After all, many of us have enjoyed their marvellous hospitality, whether on the mainland or cruising the the isles. Some may be staying away, but the fearless Insignia team ventured to Cephalonia for meetings with some of the marine community there. We’re […]

Insignia update – we’re back!

Just when momentum was building at the Insignia Motor Yachting web site, things got disrupted. Insignia’s publisher had to switch roles from dynamic, movie- and story-making whirlwind into family carer. He’s being through some complicated times, and some sad times, and had to put all new projects on hold. Insignia was one of those projects. […]

2011 Southampton Boat Show report: Steeler Yachts – E644,000 boat sold by social media!

Insignia’s cameras tour the Steeler NG50, which was conceived to be equally at home in coastal and offshore waters.

Raymarine heads for Southampton Boat Show 2011

Marine electronics manufacturer Raymarine will be revealing a new range of products at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. Raymarine’s team will be on hand throughout the show to explain the new range and to advise on which product best suits particular types of boat. The new products will extend Raymarine’s existing range of products, […]

Raymarine launches thermal camera systems

How do you see what is around you while you are sailing at night? Could you locate someone who had fallen overboard? Raymarine suggests that you think about using thermal cameras on your motor yacht. Insignia’s Vince Holton talks to Andy Davies, UK sales manager for Raymarine, and learns about this exciting new piece of […]

Sealine F42 Launch

Insignia Motor Yachting meets Sealine Sealine used the Southampton boat show as the launch venue for its F42 flybridge boat. No expense was spared and Sealine even arranged for a fly pass by a World War II Spitfire Fighter plane. Watch our video and see recently appointed Managing Director of Sealine Chris O’Connor talk about […]

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