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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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How to guarantee superyacht crews’ health and well-being

How to guarantee superyacht crews’ health and well-being

Superyacht life can lead to stresses and strains for the crew. Yacht life certainly promises travel and adventure but the reality can be tough, writes Martyn Swann, business development director at Aetna International. Rotational shifts and isolation from family and

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Sanlorenzo reports 2019 net revenue up 39% to €455.9m

Sanlorenzo reports 2019 net revenue up 39% to €455.9m

All Sanlorenzo’s divisions reported growth in preliminary full-year results posted today. Superyacht builder Sanlorenzo has reported a 39.3% increase in net revenue to €455.9m from new-yacht sales in its prelimnary results for 2019.  The Italian yacht builder also posted adjusted

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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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