Bitcoin – backers and cynics

Bitcoin – backers and cynics

Photo credit: Creative Commons Zero – CC0. At the Superyacht Investor, Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor conferences in London at the end of January, there were two topics that kept coming back, China and Bitcoin. Everyone wants to know where

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Heesen sells 50-metre VanTom

Heesen sells 50-metre VanTom

After a two-year build and trialling process, Netherlands shipyard Heesen has delivered its sixth 50-metre, semi-displacement yacht M/Y VanTom to its owner. The yacht was sold in 2015 to its owner under the name Project Alba. VanTom was launched at

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Northrop & Johnson hires new charter broker

Northrop & Johnson hires new charter broker

Florida based brokerage Northrop & Johnson has hired Celine Pujol as a new charter broker for its Monaco office. Pujol has more than 10 years of industry experience, graduating university in 2007 and starting her career as a charter assistant

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First Numarine 26XP completes build and will debut at Boat Show Eurasia

First Numarine 26XP completes build and will debut at Boat Show Eurasia

Numarine has finished building its first 26XP yacht and will be debuting it at Boat Show Eurasia starting on Saturday. The yacht was sold to its owner – a returning Turkish customer – in May 2016. The Turkish shipyard has sold

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CRN launches 50 metre Latona

CRN launches 50 metre Latona

Italian shipyard CRN has launched its first superyacht of the year, M/Y Latona. Latona is a collaborative project between CRN and Zuccon International Project which designed the yacht. The yacht’s styling is inspired by the CRN’s own 1960 Superconero range. The shipyard

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Northrop & Johnson sells M/Y Gale Winds

Northrop & Johnson sells M/Y Gale Winds

Northrop & Johnson has sold a 32.2 metre Lazzara superyacht Gale Winds. Sales broker Kristen Klein sold the yacht after it was taken into the yard for an extensive refit in 2016 and where it received a new paint job

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Heesen sells first yacht of 2018

Heesen sells first yacht of 2018

Netherlands yacht builder Heesen has sold its first yacht of the year, a 60-metre fast displacement yacht – Project Falcon. The yacht will be delivered to its owner in 2021. Omega Yachts was brought in to design the yacht’s exterior, which

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Oyster yachts enters administration

Oyster yachts enters administration

Southampton-based shipyard Oyster Yachts has entered administration after announcing it has failed to secure enough funding to continue operating. The shipyard revealed last week that it was unable to secure financial support and that it was considering all options to

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Rosetti appoints new PR and Communications manager

Rosetti appoints new PR and Communications manager

Newly established Italian shipbuilder Rosetti Superyachts has hired a new PR and communications manager – Consuelo Bentivogli. Ms Bentivogli has worked in the superyacht sector for 14 years. She has held various communications roles at Italian shipbuilder Ferretti Group, including

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Tansu Ceylan sold

Tansu Ceylan sold

The 35.2 metre Tansu expedition yacht Ceylan has been sold to a new owner. Ceylan was built at Tansu’s Istanbul shipyard and delivered to its original owner in 2010. It was put back on the market in at the start

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