Heesen Interiors opens its new superyacht workshop facility

Heesen Interiors opens its new superyacht workshop facility

The new interior workshop will enable Heesen to respond to demand for “yachts of greater size and volume”. Heesen Interiors has opened its newly-expanded superyacht interior workshop facility at Winterswijk, in the eastern Netherlands. The additional 2,240 sq metres of

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Heesen’s Project Triton ready for sale, as second hybrid launched

Heesen’s Project Triton ready for sale, as second hybrid launched

Heesen’s new superyacht Project Triton will be ready for delivery at the end of February 2020. Superyacht builder Heesen is seeking a buyer for its 50-metre steel class Project Triton, which is undergoing sea trials in the North Sea, after

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Dubai court orders release of arrested superyacht Luna

Dubai court orders release of arrested superyacht Luna

A Dubai court has ordered the release of £350m superyacht, Luna, which has been centre stage in an ongoing legal battle between the Russian oil and gas magnate Farkhad Akhmedov and his former wife, Tatiana Akhmedova. The ruling has highlighted

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Cybercrime: ‘Superyachts are in the infancy of cybersecurity’

Cybercrime: ‘Superyachts are in the infancy of cybersecurity’

“Cybersecurity is a real concern for superyachts,” warns Immarsat’s Peter Broadhurst. Time spent on a superyacht is time to switch off. If you are sailing away from the pressures of land into familiar waters with a trusted crew, it is

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End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

Under direction from the European Commission, French Tax Authorities announced on Thursday (30th January) that from March 30th 2020 a reduction on the proportion of time spent outside of French and EU waters will replace the current tax regulation governing

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Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Dutch yacht designer, Sinot, has rebutted claims that blueprints for its 112-metre hydrogen-fuelled concept yacht, Aqua, have been bought by Bill Gates. A number of articles have appeared over recent days reporting the sale of the concept, which was unveiled

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Hydrogen: minimising impact does not necessarily mean minimising space

Hydrogen: minimising impact does not necessarily mean minimising space

A major drawback of hydrogen-fuelled yachts is the amount of utilisable space taken up by the infrastructure required for hydrogen-electric propulsion, according to Simon Brealey of Lateral Naval Architects. Lateral recently released its propulsion concept for the future of yachting,

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Acquiring a superyacht: what you should consider first

Acquiring a superyacht: what you should consider first

Owning a superyacht is an aspiration for many of the planet’s elite, and one which is achievable for most, Quentin Bargate, CEO of the law firm Bargate Murray Ltd, and Dominic Bulfin, solicitor with the law firm write. However, in

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Superyacht Investor London 2020: Day One who said what

Superyacht Investor London 2020: Day One who said what

The first day of Superyacht Investor’s 2020 conference opened with a session on what keeps captains awake at night, before moving on to consider the trend towards more sustainable yacht designs, cyberattacks and a host of other topics. Here we

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SYI London 2020: Greener pastures

SYI London 2020: Greener pastures

The words ‘sustainable’ and ‘superyachts’ are generally not associated with one and other. When someone puts down hundreds of millions for a 100m, diesel-guzzling floating luxury hotel, chances are they are not thinking too much about the environmental impact. But

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