Y.CO: Charlie Birkett interview

Y.CO: Charlie Birkett interview

Y.CO co-founders Charlie Birkett and Gary Wright started their journey as yacht crew, working at the ground level. In 2004 they opened up an office in Monaco, employing 10 people – now they have grown to one of the largest

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French Finance Bill 2018 – what we know

French Finance Bill 2018 – what we know

Photo courtesy of PT Money Just when everyone was getting back from Monaco this year, the French government submitted a finance bill that could see bigger taxes on superyachts. The new French Finance Bill for 2018 looks to replace the

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Bitcoin and superyacht brokers: An emerging affinity?

Bitcoin and superyacht brokers: An emerging affinity?

Cryptocurrency is never far from the headlines. In this article written specially for Superyacht Investor, Zahra Pettican and Matthew Scott of digital marketing agency Relevance discuss how it is affecting the superyacht industry. Growing in popularity each year, cryptocurrency is a

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Nigel Watson Q&A: Helidecks on Yachts

Nigel Watson Q&A: Helidecks on Yachts

You have had a long week and you are back home for the weekend. Your family are currently cruising around the Ionian Islands and you want to get there as soon as possible to have a nice, long, relaxing weekend

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Berthing and storage: What to do when boat owners don’t pay their fees

Berthing and storage: What to do when boat owners don’t pay their fees

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin, consultant solicitor at Keystone Law, explains what marina operators should do when owners aren’t paying their berthing and storage fees. Non-payment of berthing or storage fees, by boat owners, is an all-too-familiar scenario faced by marina operators. Outstanding

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Eight yachts to look out for at Monaco

Eight yachts to look out for at Monaco

The Monaco Yacht Show is just around the corner and organisers have revealed the 125 yachts that will be exhibited this year. Over the show’s three days, 42 newly launched vessels will make their debut at Port Hercules in front

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An interview with Geoff Moore

An interview with Geoff Moore

Superyacht Investor: How long have you been in the industry? Geoff Moore: 2017 is my tenth year in yachting, and I’ve been in the marine industry since 2002 when I joined the Merchant Navy Superyacht Investor: What is your favourite

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An interview with Olivier Blanchet

An interview with Olivier Blanchet

Superyacht Investor: How long have you been in the industry? Olivier Blanchet: I’ve been working as a maritime banker for more than 14 years starting with Shipping Finance and launching the yacht finance offer dedicated to our clients in 2006.

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AIG states most common superyacht insurance claim as contact not fire

AIG states most common superyacht insurance claim as contact not fire

The most common insurance claim for superyachts comes from contact damage with either other vessels or stationary objects, according to AIG accounting for nearly 12% of all claims, according to new figures released by the AIG private client group. Despite a series

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Yachts to be careful: unusual features of yacht insurance policies

Yachts to be careful: unusual features of yacht insurance policies

As the shipping downturn continues, many marine insurance companies which ordinarily only provide insurance to cargo vessels are attracted to break into a new sector – yacht insurance. This article provides a guide to some of the more unusual clauses

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