OPINION: Could the cost of  superyacht berths be about to soar?

OPINION: Could the cost of superyacht berths be about to soar?

Price competition for superyacht berths, particularly at popular marinas, is likely to intensify, according to Ignacio Erroz, manager of OneOcean Port Vell (pictured). Superyacht berths at Barcelona’s port on the Costa Brava coast are significantly less ‘costa’ than other berths

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OPINION: Innovation is powering the global yachting industry

OPINION: Innovation is powering the global yachting industry

The Foiler is one of two new yachts to use hydrofoils to boost performance featured in Superyacht Investor recently. Innovation is alive and well in the global yachting industry. For evidence, look no further than our two reports this week

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Large boat owners advised to move vessels ahead of ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Dorian

Large boat owners advised to move vessels ahead of ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane watches have been extended northward from Florida’s eastern coast to parts of Georgia, according to The Weather Channel. Image courtesy of Twitter. Large boat operators, including luxury yacht owners, in Florida are being urged to move their vessels to

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OPINION: Yachting takes centre stage thanks to three glitzy shows and Greta

OPINION: Yachting takes centre stage thanks to three glitzy shows and Greta

Glitzy yacht shows – featuring vessels such as the 80-metre Excellence – and climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg are helping to raise the profile of yachting. The global yachting industry is about to enjoy a moment in the sun, courtesy

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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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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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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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View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

“A strong captain, given the autonomy to build their own team, makes for an efficiently-run and harmonious vessel.”  Yacht management seems to have become the hottest topic in the industry over the past few years and mostly for reasons that

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OPINION: Turkish shipyard’s expansion signals nation’s superyacht ambition

OPINION: Turkish shipyard’s expansion signals nation’s superyacht ambition

Alia Yachts’s expansion signals Turkey’s ambition to boost its superyachts presence. News earlier this month of Turkish builder Alia Yachts’s plans to triple the size of its shipyard on the Mediterranean coast signals a sea change in the country’s ambition

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An economical solution to streaming movies onboard

An economical solution to streaming movies onboard

As a captain I have always been amazed at the amount of money that is sometimes spent on proprietary systems designed to simply stream movies and music onboard. Streaming technology has moved on a lot in the last decade, but

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