Superyachting is a place of opportunity – although Covid-19 presents significant challenges

Superyachting is a place of opportunity – although Covid-19 presents significant challenges

The superyachting sector “has always been a place of opportunity” according to Dominic Bulfin, the newly appointed senior associate at luxury asset law firm, Bargate Murray, while acknowledging the tremendous challenges faced by the COVID-19 outbreak. The biggest opportunities are

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Superyacht owner developing home test kit for Covid-19

Superyacht owner developing home test kit for Covid-19

Science and technology entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg is developing a home test kit for Covid-19, claimed to deliver results in 30 minutes, aboard his 55-metre superyacht, Gene Machine.  Appearing to tweet from Gene Machine’s onboard laboratory, Rothberg first announced his intention

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View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

credit: Ralf Roletschek – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2   I was very lucky to get off the island of Mallorca last Sunday (March 15), as the national lockdown that was scheduled for 08:00 Monday morning was brought forward

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Italian yacht charter market feeling impact of Covid-19 lockdown

Italian yacht charter market feeling impact of Covid-19 lockdown

Marco Sabadin/AFP via Getty Images   The yacht charter market has been brought to a standstill, particularly in Italy, where an industry leader described the boot of Europe as a “red zone”. Now the Caribbean charter season is drawing to

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Coronavirus causes global superyacht show cancellations

Coronavirus causes global superyacht show cancellations

Superyachting conferences and shows worldwide are being cancelled and postponed to protect public health due to the global coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, pandemic. Of the six international yacht and boat shows due to take place in March and April,

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Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

[photo courtesy: Riviera24] Fires onboard superyachts account for about one fifth of the total paid out in yachting related claims by insurance firms each year, the most expensive claim type by some margin. Only last weekend in Portals Mallorca a

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Nobiskrug launches hybrid superyacht that can operate in total silence

Nobiskrug launches hybrid superyacht that can operate in total silence

German shipbuilder, Nobiskrug, last week launched a 262ft hybrid superyacht that it claims is capable of operating in total silence. The vessel is hailed by its designer, Gregory C. Marshall, as Nobiskrug’s coolest project to date: “We are super excited

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Superyacht Investor’s publisher presented with Queen’s Award for industry

Superyacht Investor’s publisher presented with Queen’s Award for industry

Specialist Insight is a “star turn”, Lord-Lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux (centre left) told the team. Superyacht Investor’s publisher, Specialist Insight, has received a commemorative bowl in recognition of its Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019. Making the presentation at

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Heesen sells second hybrid yacht: Project Electra

Heesen sells second hybrid yacht: Project Electra

Heesen has sold its second hybrid yacht in the 5000 aluminium class – YN 19150 Project Electra – scheduled for delivery at the end of April following sea trials in the North Sea. The 50-metre superyacht, which weighs below 500

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Damen launches 55-metre yacht-support vessel Blue Ocean

Damen launches 55-metre yacht-support vessel Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean’s after deck is big enough to accommodate a float plane and several large tenders. Damen has launched its latest superyacht-support vessel – the 55-metre Blue Ocean – at its shipyard in Antalya, in Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region. A

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