SYI London 2022: Diversity and inclusion in yachting

SYI London 2022: Diversity and inclusion in yachting

Diversity and inclusivity in the superyacht sector came under the spotlight at our Superyacht Investor London 2022 conference. Jenny Matthews, founder of diversity organisations She of the Sea and Legasea, shared recent research documenting progress in the sector. The latest

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Smoke on the water

Smoke on the water

In 1971, one of rock’s greatest ever guitar riffs was conceived after a fire incinerated a venue on the Lake Geneva shoreline. Today, however, smoke on the water is less Deep Purple and more different shades of blue, as reports

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New VAT and customs procedure for tenders

New VAT and customs procedure for tenders

SYI Summary: Procedures differ depending on if the vessel is owned by an individual (natural person) or a legal person. For an individual (natural person), the value of the tender needs to be determined first. That value will be used

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$7.2m yacht sinks after collision in a Spanish marina

$7.2m yacht sinks after collision in a Spanish marina

Sailing yacht Elenora E sank to the bottom of Tarragona Marina, Spain on Friday (June 10th) after being struck by a reversing vessel. Despite local authorities’ attempts to save the vessel, it sank within 30 minutes of the collision. A

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Survey: The bigger the yacht, the smaller the benefit

Survey: The bigger the yacht, the smaller the benefit

Crew on larger 100m+ (328ft) yachts often have worse benefits than colleagues on smaller yachts according to a survey from Quay Crew. The UK-based crew recruitment agency warns owners that crew who do not receive decent pay, benefits and leave

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Winch Design launch NFTs to aid ocean conservation

Winch Design launch NFTs to aid ocean conservation

SYI Summary:   British yacht desinger Winch Design, Boat International and Cloud Yachts have created a series of NFTs entitled Message in a Bottle All proceeds from the series are to be used in to benefit ocean conservation organisations Ocean

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SYI’s Next Big Thing: With Will Christie, founder and CEO of Christie Yachts

SYI’s Next Big Thing: With Will Christie, founder and CEO of Christie Yachts

Welcome to Superyacht Investor’s (SYI’s) Next Big Thing. In this series, we ask industry insiders to identify the next big thing in superyachting, what challenges the industry may face in dealing with the topic and how they can be overcome.

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US sanctioned superyachts: The list so far

US sanctioned superyachts: The list so far

Superyacht Investor has identified 12 superyachts that have been sanctioned by the US Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Nine of those were sanctioned after the invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. The 12 vessels are mainly linked to

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Construction of the first Amels 80 begins

Construction of the first Amels 80 begins

SYI Summary: On 17th May, the first Amels 80 build began with steel cutting at Damen Yachting’s yard in Galati, Romania. The limited edition new builds are available for delivery in 2025. The 80m (262ft) vessel, featuring exterior design by

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Amadea first yacht for the Lisa O. Monaco Yacht Show

Amadea first yacht for the Lisa O. Monaco Yacht Show

The long arm of US law reaches at least 7,767 miles (12,500km). Today it took control of the motor yacht Amadea, which was seized in Lautoka, Fiji just over a month ago. In court filings, the FBI said that the

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