OPINION: Ferretti float sinks … but not without trace

OPINION: Ferretti float sinks … but not without trace

Launching an IPO is a lot riskier than launching a yacht, as Ferretti Group demonstrated yesterday. Ferretti has given up its plan to sell 30% of the company on Borsa Italiana. Ferretti had been hoping to list at between €2.5

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View from the bridge: Cybersecurity and the threat to superyachts. Are we doing enough?

View from the bridge: Cybersecurity and the threat to superyachts. Are we doing enough?

Pictured above is the tranquil scene viewed from my home on the banks of the River Clyde, writes captain Iain Flockhart. Just beyond the ship’s bow is Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base; home to the fleet that carries the UK’s nuclear

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Digital superyacht charter platform claims to cut cost and improve service

Digital superyacht charter platform claims to cut cost and improve service

Lower cost and greater convenience are the benefits claimed for Yotha’s digital yacht chartering platform. The new digital yacht charter platform Yotha can shave 12 per cent off the cost of chartering a luxury yacht, while making the service to

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View from the bridge: Showtime for superyachts. But should organisers step up their act?

View from the bridge: Showtime for superyachts. But should organisers step up their act?

Should superyacht show organisers polish their act? Captain Iain Flockhart thinks so. With the yacht show season now in full swing and the daddy of them all underway in Monaco, as I pen this article, I want to take a

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OPINION: ‘The rich are very different from you and me’. But what about superyachts?

OPINION: ‘The rich are very different from you and me’. But what about superyachts?

The billionaires club will have 800 more members by 2023. But how many will invest in superyachts remains unclear. “The rich are very different from you and me,” American novelist Scott Fitzgerald is reputed to have told fellow writer Ernest

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‘Billionaires are doing particularly well.’ But will they buy superyachts?

‘Billionaires are doing particularly well.’ But will they buy superyachts?

The value of the Monaco superyacht fleet was put at at 3.9 billion euros. But will billionaires keep buying superyachts? Billionaires are prospering, particularly in China, the US and Germany, according to Dr Martin Mendes, partner and director, Boston Consulting

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Private judicial yacht sales should be ‘free and unencumbered’

Private judicial yacht sales should be ‘free and unencumbered’

Yacht sales ordered by courts should be “free and unencumbered”, the Superyacht Finance Forum was told. Judicial yacht sales should be “free and unencumbered” by historic unpaid debt to avoid  uncertainty and “the chaotic situation” that has beset some vessels,

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