View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

“A strong captain, given the autonomy to build their own team, makes for an efficiently-run and harmonious vessel.”  Yacht management seems to have become the hottest topic in the industry over the past few years and mostly for reasons that

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Superyacht painting firm predicts rosy year-end results

Superyacht painting firm predicts rosy year-end results

Superyacht painting firm GYG predicts full-year results will be ahead of market expectations. The superyacht painting, supply and maintenance firm GYG has predicted rosy year-end results in its latest trading update covering the first half of this year. “Profit performance

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Wing-in-ground effect craft: tomorrow’s must-have superyacht accessory?

Wing-in-ground effect craft: tomorrow’s must-have superyacht accessory?

Is it a boat or a plane or both? The Airfish 8 wing-in-ground effect craft could arrive at a superyacht near you before long. Wing-in-ground-effect craft, cruising at 7m above the waves, could offer safe, speedy and cost-effective transport to

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Superyacht builder Heesen expands its interior workshop

Superyacht builder Heesen expands its interior workshop

Heesen’s investment in new production space reflects growing demand for luxury yachts. Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts has expanded its interior workshop at Winterswijk in central eastern Holland, in response to growing demand for luxury yachts. The builder has added

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OPINION: Turkish shipyard’s expansion signals nation’s superyacht ambition

OPINION: Turkish shipyard’s expansion signals nation’s superyacht ambition

Alia Yachts’s expansion signals Turkey’s ambition to boost its superyachts presence. News earlier this month of Turkish builder Alia Yachts’s plans to triple the size of its shipyard on the Mediterranean coast signals a sea change in the country’s ambition

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Luxury yacht recruitment agency’s crew hire app tops 5,000 downloads

Luxury yacht recruitment agency’s crew hire app tops 5,000 downloads

Dinner is about to be served. But have you sourced the best crew members to prepare and deliver the waterside feast? Luxury yacht recruitment agency Cotton Crews has achieved more than 5,000 downloads for its Cotton Crew Hire app, which

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Sirena 88 flagship superyacht launched by Turkish Sirena Yachts

Sirena 88 flagship superyacht launched by Turkish Sirena Yachts

The 27m Sirena 88, launched this week, is Sirena Yachts’s biggest project so far. Turkish shipbuilder Sirena Yachts launched its biggest ever vessel, the 27m flagship superyacht Sirena 88, this week (Tuesday July 23th) in Turkey. Powered by two 1,550hp

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Superyacht Tankoa S501 to debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show

Superyacht Tankoa S501 to debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show

The S501 Hybrid is the second hull in Tankoa Yachts’ 50m series. The 50m Tankoa S501 Hybrid M/Y Bintador, from Genoa-based Tankoa Yachts, is the latest superyacht scheduled to make its debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

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Turkish builder AvA Yachts launches first Kando 110 series explorer yacht

Turkish builder AvA Yachts launches first Kando 110 series explorer yacht

Flagging up the launch: this is the moment of truth for the first hull in the new Kando series of explorer yachts from Turkish builder AvA Yachts. Turkish superyacht builder AvA Yachts has launched the 33.6m Kando – the first

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The 56m superyacht Galvas delivered by Heesen

The 56m superyacht Galvas delivered by Heesen

Mediterranean-bound: the 56m Galvas is Heesen’s third delivery this year. The 56m Galvas, the latest delivery from Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts, is currently on route to the Mediterranean for the summer season, after sea trials in the North Sea.

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