OPINION: Green to become the preferred colour of superyacht designs

OPINION: Green to become the preferred colour of superyacht designs

Superyacht Wider 165 has been fitted with an electric propulsion system; part of the trend towards greener fuels. What’s the colour of your favourite superyacht? Perhaps the classic white of the 70-metre Nourah of Riyad or, at the other end

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Luxury yacht owners to consider green fuel options as regulations tighten

Luxury yacht owners to consider green fuel options as regulations tighten

The superyacht Wider 165 has been fitted with a new electric power management system. Luxury yacht owners and operators will increasingly consider green fuel options as global environmental regulations tighten according to renewable diesel manufacturer Neste, which plans to introduce

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Moonen Yachts to boost production, after new owners’ identity is revealed

Moonen Yachts to boost production, after new owners’ identity is revealed

Moonen is to lift production to two to three superyachts a year, after its acquisition by Matthew and Louise Baxter. Superyacht builder Moonen Yachts is to “scale up production” its CEO, Johan Dubbelman, has pledged after the new owners of

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VAT and superyachts: four key questions answered

VAT and superyachts: four key questions answered

Taxing questions: Ezio Vannucci, from law firm Moores Rowland Partners, answers four key questions about VAT. The European Commission’s decision to target tax breaks offered in the Italian and Cypriot yacht industries raises key questions about the interpretation of VAT

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View from the bridge: Superyachts encouraged to cruise northern ‘less-travelled road’

View from the bridge: Superyachts encouraged to cruise northern ‘less-travelled road’

Superyachts may be tempted to join their smaller sisters cruising the Cool Route northern waters. There has been what I consider to be a welcome trend over the past two or three years, for yachts to stretch their wings a

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Sunseeker distributor opens new base on Australia’s east coast

Sunseeker distributor opens new base on Australia’s east coast

Brad Rodgers: “… we feel that momentum is growing for European-style yachts …” Pictured is Sunseeker’s 131 Yacht. Superyacht brand Sunseeker is opening a new base on Australia’s east coast to supply what its distributor describes as the growing demand

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Superyacht Erica completes her North Sea trials

Superyacht Erica completes her North Sea trials

Luxury yacht Erica has a top speed of nearly 20 knots and, when cruising at 12 knots, has a range of 3,750 nautical miles. The 50-metre superyacht Erica, formerly known as Project Boreas, competed her North Sea trials and is

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Nidec fits electric power plant to the superyacht Wider 165

Nidec fits electric power plant to the superyacht Wider 165

Electric performance: Wider 165 can cruise for more than four hours at five knots without producing emissions of gas in the air or other substances in the water. Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec has installed a new power-management system on

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Shopping for a superyacht? Answer these six key questions first: Heesen Yachts

Shopping for a superyacht? Answer these six key questions first: Heesen Yachts

Consider these six questions before shopping for a superyacht, advises Arthur Brouwer, CEO of Heesen Yachts. So, you’re thinking of buying a superyacht? Then, it will pay to consider the six points on this check list before talking to your

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OPINION: Social media and superyachts; more than just a photo opportunity?

OPINION: Social media and superyachts; more than just a photo opportunity?

Could social media could play a much bigger role in facilitating the superyacht industry? For an industry wedded to the latest high-tech developments in marine engineering, naval architecture, green propulsion systems and the like, does social media play its full

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