Talk of the sharing economy has been greatly overshared

Talk of the sharing economy has been greatly overshared

In the past 10 years there has been a lot of talk about how young people – particularly Millennials (those born between the 1980s and 1995 who became adults at the turn of the century) – are not interested in

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OPINION: Switch on to superyachts’ cyber-security threat

OPINION: Switch on to superyachts’ cyber-security threat

With the average price of superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show estimated at €37.8 million, can you afford to take the cyber-security risk?   It’s early September 2020. You are easing a superyacht into her narrow berth alongside the industry’s shiniest

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Spanish yacht groups urge European Commission to challenge ‘unfair’ tax

Spanish yacht groups urge European Commission to challenge ‘unfair’ tax

Spanish yachting groups are urging the European Commission to challenge the country’s matriculation tax. Pictured is OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. The Spanish Superyachts Association (AEGY) and the Spanish Yachting Association (ANEN) are urging the European Commission to oblige Spain to

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Superyacht captains and owners offered free cyber-security test

Superyacht captains and owners offered free cyber-security test

  The cyber-threat to superyachts is increasing, according to security specialists. Superyacht captains and owners have been offered a free five-day assessment of their cyber-security risks, courtesy of a new partnership formed to combat cyber-crime. Cybersecurity specialist Atlas Cybersecurity is

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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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