An interview with Simon Rowland

An interview with Simon Rowland

Superyacht Investor: How long have you been in the industry? Simon Rowland: Veritas was formed in the summer of 2004 to service the nascent superyacht security market. Superyacht Investor: What is your favourite superyacht? Simon Rowland: Any big, shiny white one but I do

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Christos Ramnialis new general manager at Benetti

Christos Ramnialis new general manager at Benetti

Azimut|Benetti, the Vitelli family and Tamburi Investment Partners has appointed Christos Ramnialis as new general manager of the Megayachts Business Line Benetti division. Ramnialis holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has over 30 years experience in this sector. He has

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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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Laurent Giles celebrate 90 years of yacht design

Laurent Giles celebrate 90 years of yacht design

Laurent Giles, recognised for being the most independent yacht designers and naval architects in the world, is celebrating its 90th anniversary and 1400th yacht project in 2017. Founded by Jack Laurent Giles in 1972, he established himself as a pioneer

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John Cichanowicz joins Northrop & Johnson

John Cichanowicz joins Northrop & Johnson

John Philip Cichanowicz will join Northrop & Johnson as charter retail director for North America. Cichanowicz will be based in the Fort Lauderdale office in Florida and has close to 30 years experience of the yachting industry. He become a charter captain during

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Northop & Johnson name James Munn as new sales broker

Northop & Johnson name James Munn as new sales broker

James Munn joins Northrop & Johnson as their new sales broker in Antibes, France. Munn has 30 years’ experience in the yachting industry ranging from crew member, captain, charter and yacht manager and sales broker.

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sails the Soneva in Aqua

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sails the Soneva in Aqua

Sir Robin-Knox Johnston, the first man to sail single-handed on a non-stop circumnavigation of the globe, has sailed upon luxury yacht Soneva In Aqua. Designed by the captain, Johnston was invited to experience a bespoke itinerary which included exploring the

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Cristiano Gatto appointed as interior stylist for Project Nova

Cristiano Gatto appointed as interior stylist for Project Nova

The owner of Hessen Yachts’ Project Nova (YN 17850) has appointed Italian interior stylist Cristiano Gatto. Project Nova was sold in June 2016 and is the world’s first fast displacement with hybrid propulsion. “The owner asked us to modify colour

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Cecile Blin joins Northrop & Johnson

Cecile Blin joins Northrop & Johnson

Yacht charter broker Cecile Blin has joined Northrop & Johnson. She will be based in the west coast of the United States working across Northrop & Johnsons offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and San Diego. The West Coast office

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Winch Design appoints new CEO

Winch Design appoints new CEO

Aino-Leena Grapin has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Winch Design. Andrew Winch, her predecessor is stepping down after 30 years but will remain at the company as Creative Director and Founder, working closely with Grapin and

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