Superyacht Investor’s seven top stories of the past six months

Superyacht Investor’s seven top stories of the past six months

The application of VAT to superyachts sailing Mediterranean waters, green propulsion systems and crew management were three key themes that united the most popular stories published on Superyacht Investor over the past six months. In August, Superyacht investor navigated the

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OPINION: Superyacht safety: I’ll drink to that … or perhaps not

OPINION: Superyacht safety: I’ll drink to that … or perhaps not

With the yacht safely tied up for the holidays, the entire Superyacht Investor team wishes you a festive “Cheers”.  Should alcohol aboard superyachts be restricted to owners and their guests? Superyacht captain Iain Flockhart strongly believes so. Iain has run

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View from the bridge: Prevent incidents and protect owners against liability

View from the bridge: Prevent incidents and protect owners against liability

Owners, captains and managers have a duty of care to protect their staff on board vessels. Several incidents in the past couple of years have focused attention on the employer’s duty of care, writes captain Iain Flockhart. I am writing

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OPINION: Sanlorenzo’s flotation comes in a tough year for launches

OPINION: Sanlorenzo’s flotation comes in a tough year for launches

This year has proved to be far from vintage for initial public offerings (IPOs) – with mixed results, but Sanlorenzo is ending the year on a high. Its shares were listed at €16 each on the Italian stock exchange, the

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Sanlorenzo shares start trading at €16 each after IPO confirmed

Sanlorenzo shares start trading at €16 each after IPO confirmed

Massimo Perotti, executive chairman and of Sanlorenzo and EY award winner, remains the majority shareholder after the IPO. Sanlorenzo’s shares began trading at €16 each on the Italian stock exchange, the Borsa Italiana, on Wednesday December 11, after the superyacht

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OPINION: Chinese interest in superyachts awakens despite ‘tigers’ and ‘flies’

OPINION: Chinese interest in superyachts awakens despite ‘tigers’ and ‘flies’

China’s interest in superyachts has long been predicted but never realised. Perhaps, that is, until now. Could those optimistic, some might say wildly optimistic, forecasts solidify into reality – despite the Beijing government’s public hostility towards ostentatious wealth? Recent signs

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Chinese interest in superyachts ‘is starting to grow’: Heesen Yachts CEO

Chinese interest in superyachts ‘is starting to grow’: Heesen Yachts CEO

Heesen reports growing interest in its superyachts, such as the 70-metre Espen Øino International,  from China’s wealthiest citizens. China’s wealthiest citizens are starting to develop an interest in superyachts, according to the CEO of Heesen Yachts Arthur Brouwer. “The Chinese

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Heesen’s Project Cosmos, packed with the power of 35 Ferraris, nears half completion

Heesen’s Project Cosmos, packed with the power of 35 Ferraris, nears half completion

Heesen Yachts’s stellar new construction: the 80-metre Project Cosmos is due for delivery in April 2022. The construction of Heesen Yachts’s biggest ever superyacht – the 80-metre all-aluminium Project Cosmos, which packs the horsepower of 35 Ferraris – is nearing

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Heesen sets out superyacht strategy and issues Project Cosmos update

Heesen sets out superyacht strategy and issues Project Cosmos update

Heesen’s all-aluminium 65-metre Saturnus preceeded the 80-metre Project Cosmos, which is nearing the half-way point in its construction. Superyacht builder Heesen Yachts has set out its strategy for building luxury yachts and delivered a progress report on its biggest ever

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Hybrid electric superyacht fitted with new scaled-down power plant

Hybrid electric superyacht fitted with new scaled-down power plant

Baltic 142 Canova is billed as one of the most technologically advanced, high-performance sailing superyachts. The 43.3-metre hybrid electric-sail superyacht Baltic 142 Canova is fitted with scaled-down electrical equipment, normally employed in much bigger vessels, from Danfoss Editron. Such electric

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