The state of the US superyacht market – Superyacht Investor 2018

The state of the US superyacht market – Superyacht Investor 2018

According to Bob Denison, CEO of Denison Yachting, if there was a Trump Bump, it was small. This was the sentiment across the board. Delegates and speakers at Superyacht Investor thought that the election of the 45th US president did

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Is there a shortage of finance? – Superyacht Investor 2018

Is there a shortage of finance? – Superyacht Investor 2018

Too few banks are financing yachts – this is a sentiment shared by almost everyone in the industry, including banks. Everything — including new builds, transactions, equity investments — needs investment, but there are only a select few big players

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Billionaire trends in 2018 and yacht sales

Billionaire trends in 2018 and yacht sales

The last year was characterised by political and economic uncertainty, but we saw the number of billionaires continuing to grow – as did superyacht sales. Vincent White from Wealth-X, an intelligence and market research company focusing on the ultra-wealthy, has

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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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