🌟 Stars Yachting welcomes Steve Huppert as Sales and Marketing Director

 In a thrilling leap forward for Stars Luxury Group, Stars Yachting proudly announces the addition of Steve Huppert as its new Sales and Marketing Director

With a distinguished heritage in maritime excellence, Steve Huppert is no stranger to the boundless allure of the open sea.

A DNA of maritime excellence

 Born into a lineage of seasoned water enthusiasts, Steve’s life story unfolds against the vibrant coasts of Florida and the charming shores of France, underscoring his profound connection with the ocean. As a former professional windsurfer, his roots in aquatic pursuits run deep.

This affinity for the sea extends to the next generation, as evidenced by his sons, William and Eliott. William, the reigning 2023 World Speed Windfoil Champion, and Eliott, one of the youngest superyacht captains, proudly carry forward the family’s maritime legacy.

Yachting expertise at its best

Boasting an illustrious 25-year career in the yachting industry, Steve Huppert brings a wealth of expertise to Stars Yachting. His extensive knowledge and unwavering passion for yachting position him as a valuable asset to the Stars Yachting team. Spanning various facets of the industry, Steve’s experience offers a unique blend of practical insight and strategic vision.

Cannes Yachting Festival will be great next year with Steve's expertise

As Stars Yachting cements its status as a key player in Monaco’s esteemed Stars Luxury Group, the stage is set for international expansion. Teaming up with Jonathan Cecotto, Steve is poised to elevate the company’s global footprint.

Steve’s appointment marks a pivotal moment for Stars Yachting. His visionary leadership and profound connection to the maritime world are certain to chart the course for new heights of success and innovation

Stars Yachting welcomes Steve Huppert aboard with great anticipation and excitement.

⚓️ Welcome to the journey, Steve Huppert!

Unique Winter Destinations with Stars Yachting

It’s time to get on a Yacht!

While everyone is getting ready to unwrap their Christmas gifts, I have selected a list of yachts for you. How about beginning the year aboard your private yacht?

Here is the selection of locations and yachts that I personally selected for you.

Thailand, the land of smiles

Have you ever considered Thailand as a destination? This is one of my favourite picks. A yacht experience in Thailand is like stepping into a paradise of stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures. Get ready for cruises on clear, turquoise waters, passing by limestone cliffs adorned with lush greenery in places like Phang Nga Bay or the Phi Phi Islands. The scenery is breathtaking, offering a backdrop for relaxation and adventure.

Moreover, Thai cuisine is a highlight—fresh seafood, aromatic spices, and tropical fruits are part of the onboard dining experience. The hospitality and warmth of the locals complement the journey, whether you’re interacting with fishermans in traditional longtail boats or exploring local markets and temples ashore. It is for these reasons that Thailand is often referred to as “The land of Smiles”. 


You wish to be pampered like a queen and king, where every one of your needs is anticipated, the crew on Mia Kai will do just that for you. Spend time in the Jacuzzi, enjoy the bar with its high tech sound system and simply relax with ambient music, this is what Motor Yacht Mia Kai will give you.

From 58’700 USD per Week (+VAT)

  • Length: 29.50m / 96 ft
  • Year: 2007 / 2016
  • Guests: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: 8


This 48 m/158 ft superyacht is one of the largest and most luxurious yachts for charter in Southeast Asia. She is the epitome of fine craftsmanship and modern comfort, perfected for your ultimate yachting experience.

From 180’000 USD per Week (+VAT)

  • Length: 48.30m / 158 ft
  • Year: 1996 / 2015
  • Guests: 12Cabins: 6
  • Crew: 11

St. Barths

Nothing scheduled for New Year’s? How about St. Barths, THE place to be. We have selected yachts that are still available. Party on divine waters, relax, connect with great people and nature. This is more than a vacation; it’s a curated escape into luxury. Treat yourself and your loved ones!


Nordic goddess of the sun. SÓL invites you to explore silently with clean power and conscientious cruising within an elegant and comfortable vegan interior. This is paired with the top-notch hospitality of her professional crew for a truly holistic experience. Eco-interior, clean eating, Inspired destinations and wellness, treat yourself with wellbeing.

Rate: From 100’000 USD per Week (+ Expenses)

  • Length: 25 m / 80 ft
  • Year: 2023
  • Guests: 8Cabins: 4
  • Crew: 4


Keeping comfortable and entertained on The Peddler is easy thanks to the available amenities, notably a deck jacuzzi, perfect to enjoy the scenery with your favourite drink in hand. Equipped with a range of toys, of which a Flyboard for soaring over the water or swimming like a dolphin.

Rate: From 65’000 USD per Week (+ Expenses)

  • Length: 26.31 m / 86 ft
  • Year: 2019
  • Guests: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: 4


Santosh is the ideal luxury yacht for kicking back and relaxing, showcasing clever use of space with an artful combination of integrated systems and luxurious features, she’s a crowd-pleaser for sure.

Rate: From 95’000 USD per Week (+ Expenses)

  • Length: 33 m / 108 ft
  • Year: 2020/2022
  • Guests: 10Cabins: 5
  • Crew: 6

In our next article, we’ll sail toward Australia and beyond, into the vast Pacific ocean destinations.

Stay tuned!

Contact us for more informations

Jonathan Cecotto

Jonathan Cecotto – Head of Stars Yachting

The Rise of Explorer Yachts: Unveiling Hidden Paradises

Uncharted Seas Await: Explorer Yachts redefine luxury travel

In recent years, a captivating shift has swept through the world of luxury yachting. Discerning travelers, yearning for experiences beyond the ordinary, are increasingly embracing the thrilling realm of Explorer Yachts. These magnificent vessels, crafted for intrepid souls seeking to unveil hidden paradises, have become the epitome of adventure and sophistication on the high seas. You can actually spot several opportunities for sales on our website.

Beyond the Horizon: Embracing Untamed Beauty

The concept of Explorer Yachts stems from a deep desire to break free from the confines of conventional cruising routes and delve into unexplored territories. These yachts are not simply a means of transportation, but rather a gateway to the world’s most awe-inspiring, often untouched destinations.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and robust engineering, they conquer challenging waters, opening up a world of possibilities for those with an insatiable thirst for discovery.

A Symphony of Style and Substance

Explorer Yachts are a captivating blend of two worlds – the luxurious comfort of traditional yachts and the rugged capabilities of expedition vessels. Think state-of-the-art amenities, expansive interiors that bathe in panoramic views, and a level of sophistication that elevates every moment, even amidst the most remote landscapes.

Where Untouched Beauty Lies: Charting Your Own Course

An explorer yacht in the northern seas
A polar bear gazes at a yacht

Explorer Yachts whisk you to destinations far removed from the beaten path, where pristine beauty and breathtaking landscapes whisper untold stories. From the icy wonderlands of the polar regions, where majestic glaciers dance under the aurora borealis, to the vibrant coral reefs and hidden coves of the tropics, these yachts redefine the meaning of luxury travel. Anchor in secluded bays, explore diverse ecosystems teeming with life, and experience the thrill of setting foot on uninhabited islands – Explorer Yachts make it your reality.

Connecting with the Untamed Soul of Nature

The rise of Explorer Yachts dovetails perfectly with the growing appreciation for sustainable and eco-conscious travel.

These vessels are often designed with a focus on minimizing environmental impact, utilizing advanced technology and eco-friendly practices to tread lightly on the world we explore. By connecting travelers with nature in its purest form,Explorer Yachts foster a deep respect for the planet’s wonders and inspire a commitment to preserving them for future generations.

Crafted for Your Vision: A Journey Tailored to You

A chopper lands on a super yacht

Explorer Yachts are not cookie-cutter vessels. The trend has given rise to a demand for customization, allowing owners to tailor their yacht to their specific desires and passions. Whether it’s a helipad for aerial adventures, a dedicated dive center for underwater exploration, or expansive decks designed for stargazing under the vast tapestry of the night sky, Explorer Yachts are a blank canvas for your unique vision.

A Glimpse into the Future of Luxury Yachting

The Explorer Yacht trend is not just a passing fad, but a testament to the evolving desires of modern adventurers. With a commitment to blending luxury with exploration, these vessels are unlocking the doors to hidden paradises and reshaping the landscape of luxury yachting. As technology advances and the spirit of adventure continues to thrive, the rise of Explorer Yachts promises to unveil even more hidden gems on our planet’s vast oceans. So, set sail on this captivating journey, and discover with us a world where luxury meets adventure, and every horizon beckons with the promise of the unknown.

Ice Yachts launches the ICE 53 ST “Soleag”

On November 27, our partners from Ice Yachts, along with the Felci Yacht Design team, were proud to announce the launching of the New ICE 53 ST « Soleag ». 

The launching was made in Varazze (province of Genoa) and the sailboat is now heading to Marseille for its delivery.

Ice Yachts: as always elegant and swift

The construction of the ICE 53 ST boasts FULL CARBON, featuring an innovative and essential design, high-tech interiors, and dual optimisation for both racing and cruising.

This groundbreaking project seamlessly blends racing prowess with cruising comfort.

We were impressed to discover how this versatile yacht can be effortlessly transformed for regattas with its Race setup or cruising with its Cruise-specific interiors.

The ICE 53 ST aims to introduce a high-performance yacht and has quickly become the new flagship racer in the ICE Yachts lineup. Designed for a discerning owner who seeks an extra dose of excitement and performance, this yacht promises an exhilarating sailing experience. We are proud and excited to showcase it to our customers and followers. 

Ice 53ST: pure racing spirit

The distinctive dolphin striker immediately signals that this is a thoroughbred racer, specifically tailored for the ICE 53 ST. The Sport Turismo concept emphasizes its dual nature — a vessel that shines in major sailing events and offers excellent comfort for cruising with a dual configuration.

Compared to the standard ICE 52 RS, the ICE 53 ST sheds over two tons in weight, boasting an approximate dry weight of 10.5 tons and an optimized sail plan for both upwind and downwind performance.

Renderings of the Ice 53ST:

In other words, this is one of the most impressive yacht we’ve ever seen

Where technology and know how meet

The hull is meticulously crafted using epoxy resin, infused with quadriaxial and unidirectional carbon fibers with local reinforcements. This infusion process, combined with a closed-cell PVC core, not only reduces weight. It also provides the vessel with robustness and strength to endure the stresses of demanding races.

The custom-designed keel for the ICE 53 Sport Touring features a final draft of 3.4 meters, constructed from high-strength Weldox700 steel. The bulb, CNC-machined based on innovative CFD studies, adds an additional 3700 kg to the 600 kg blade.

The carbon fiber rudder with a carbon shaft is newly designed, offering excellent control even when the boat is heeled or heavily loaded, prioritizing safety throughout the design and construction process.

Tailor made equipments

When it comes to deck equipment, you know you can rely on Ice Yachts to meet every needs. Adjustments are made to suit the owner’s needs. The high-modulus carbon mast, developed in collaboration with the Racing Department of Axxon, ensures both strength and performance.

We have created a boat that is not only beautiful and impeccably finished but also lightweight, fast, competitive and simultaneously comfortable — a true powerhouse. The pinnacle in the market.

Marco Malgara – ICE Yachts CEO

The new open-space layout features strong symmetry and weight distribution, ideal for a competitive boat. The internal arrangement is designed to be extremely versatile, seamlessly transitioning from a cruising setup to a sporty and essential configuration for racing.

ICE 53ST: Looking for excellence both in and out the yacht

As usual, Ice Yachts team gave their best and provided a perfect job. The interior finishing strikes a perfect balance between painted white surfaces and veneered panels, providing a significant weight saving without compromising the craftsmanship, elegance, and excellence of woodworking. Comfort is paramount, with standard on-board accessories including electric toilets and a water desalinator.

Ice 53 ST interiors rendering

Key Features:

  • – Length Overall (L.O.A.): 16.18 m
  • – Length Waterline (L.W.L): 14.84 m
  • – Maximum Beam (B MAX): 4.66 m
  • – Draft: 3.4 m
  • – Displacement: 10 t (Lightship)
  • – Ballast: 3.8 – 4.0 t
  • – Engine: Volvo D2 CV 75 – Sail Drive
  • – Water Capacity: 600 liters
  • – Fuel Capacity: 250 liters
  • – Gennaker: 360 sqm

The ICE 53 ST combines beauty, speed, and functionality, setting a new standard in the performance-cruising category. Whether racing or cruising, this yacht promises an unparalleled experience on the water.

Interested in Ice Yachts? Contact us directly and start your sailing journey now!