A New Obscene Superyacht Is Getting Its Own Private IMAX Theater

How's this for obscene. Yacht-maker Ken Freivokh Design is in the process of engineering a brand new 500-foot superyacht for a client that will boast the world's first floating private IMAX theater below deck. And when it's not being used to show movies, the Nemo Room, as it's being called, will display live… » 11/07/14 11:20am 11/07/14 11:20am

This Floating Lab Can Sequence DNA in Real Time, Anywhere in the World

Until now, sequencing the genomes of many marine animal species has been all but impossible, what with the need to transport delicate specimens thousands of miles back to a terrestrial laboratory. But thanks to this mobile genomics lab created by the University of Florida, researchers will be able to run a specimen's… » 4/30/14 11:40am 4/30/14 11:40am

6 Jaw-Dropping Superyachts Designed by Architects

Generally speaking, architects are brilliant and creative people with a wide range of talents. That sort of versatility is part of what makes them good architects in the first place. But let's be honest. Just because some people are good at a lot of things does not mean they're good at everything. Take yachts, for… » 1/03/14 9:30am 1/03/14 9:30am

Inside the Celestial Workshop That Makes the World's Fastest Yachts

Very few people have ever stepped foot on a boat made by yacht design studio Wally—builder of the fastest yachts on the planet—and even fewer have stepped foot inside their loud, hot workshop in Monte Carlo. British photographer Benedict Redgrove is one of them. Here's what a $33 million yacht looks like before the… » 8/05/13 1:11pm 8/05/13 1:11pm

Steve Jobs' Yacht Repossessed By—You Guessed It—Philippe Starck

The designer of Steve Jobs' yacht has never been the master of tact. Just a few months ago, Philippe Starck played up his friendship with Jobs and tastelessly teased the yacht as "revolutionary" Apple product. Gross. His latest cool guy move: having the monster repossessed over a payment dispute. » 12/21/12 11:20am 12/21/12 11:20am

You'll Never Run Out Of Deck Space On This Expanding Yacht

It's now pretty common to find motorhomes, and even smaller camping trailers, that transform and expand to increase the amount of living space inside. But the Wider yacht is the first seaborne vessel that features an expanding mid-section to increase its usable deck space, and provide easier access to the water. » 7/17/12 7:40pm 7/17/12 7:40pm

Of Course the World's Most Expensive Private Yacht Has Its Own Laser Shield

What does one do with an extra $590 million burning a hole in his pocket? Well, if one is Chelsea boss and multi-kagillionaire Roman Abramovich, one commissions the construction of a floating pleasure island replete with early-warning missile detection. The only thing it's missing are those cute mini-giraffes. » 1/27/12 2:00am 1/27/12 2:00am