Majesty 140 superyacht wins Best of Show award at Fort Lauderdale show

Majesty 140 superyacht wins Best of Show award at Fort Lauderdale show

Winning design: The Majesty 140 won the Best of Show award at Fort Lauderdale. The Majesty 140 superyacht, all 43m of her, has won the Best of Show award at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year. First-time exhibitor

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Spanish yacht groups urge European Commission to challenge ‘unfair’ tax

Spanish yacht groups urge European Commission to challenge ‘unfair’ tax

Spanish yachting groups are urging the European Commission to challenge the country’s matriculation tax. Pictured is OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. The Spanish Superyachts Association (AEGY) and the Spanish Yachting Association (ANEN) are urging the European Commission to oblige Spain to

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OPINION: Ferretti float sinks … but not without trace

OPINION: Ferretti float sinks … but not without trace

Launching an IPO is a lot riskier than launching a yacht, as Ferretti Group demonstrated yesterday. Ferretti has given up its plan to sell 30% of the company on Borsa Italiana. Ferretti had been hoping to list at between €2.5

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Digital superyacht charter platform claims to cut cost and improve service

Digital superyacht charter platform claims to cut cost and improve service

Lower cost and greater convenience are the benefits claimed for Yotha’s digital yacht chartering platform. The new digital yacht charter platform Yotha can shave 12 per cent off the cost of chartering a luxury yacht, while making the service to

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OPINION: ‘The rich are very different from you and me’. But what about superyachts?

OPINION: ‘The rich are very different from you and me’. But what about superyachts?

The billionaires club will have 800 more members by 2023. But how many will invest in superyachts remains unclear. “The rich are very different from you and me,” American novelist Scott Fitzgerald is reputed to have told fellow writer Ernest

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‘Billionaires are doing particularly well.’ But will they buy superyachts?

‘Billionaires are doing particularly well.’ But will they buy superyachts?

The value of the Monaco superyacht fleet was put at at 3.9 billion euros. But will billionaires keep buying superyachts? Billionaires are prospering, particularly in China, the US and Germany, according to Dr Martin Mendes, partner and director, Boston Consulting

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Private judicial yacht sales should be ‘free and unencumbered’

Private judicial yacht sales should be ‘free and unencumbered’

Yacht sales ordered by courts should be “free and unencumbered”, the Superyacht Finance Forum was told. Judicial yacht sales should be “free and unencumbered” by historic unpaid debt to avoid  uncertainty and “the chaotic situation” that has beset some vessels,

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OPINION: Tinsel-Town-sur-Mer showcases a soon-to-be £8.28 billion industry

OPINION: Tinsel-Town-sur-Mer showcases a soon-to-be £8.28 billion industry

This is the £3.45 billion view from atop the Yacht Club de Monaco, during the show this week. The world’s finest superyachts rode elegantly in harbour waters, while personal submarine craft floated under them. Above, yacht-capable helicopters whizzed through azure skies.

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OPINION: Could the cost of  superyacht berths be about to soar?

OPINION: Could the cost of superyacht berths be about to soar?

Price competition for superyacht berths, particularly at popular marinas, is likely to intensify, according to Ignacio Erroz, manager of OneOcean Port Vell (pictured). Superyacht berths at Barcelona’s port on the Costa Brava coast are significantly less ‘costa’ than other berths

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Superyacht berths to ‘command premium prices as demand exceeds supply’

Superyacht berths to ‘command premium prices as demand exceeds supply’

Berths for big superyachts will increasing command higher prices. Pictured is OneOcean Port Vell at the Spanish city of Barcelona. Superyacht berths at popular locations are likely to command higher prices in the years ahead, as demand outstrips supply, according

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