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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OPINION: Luxury yacht art enjoys a moment in the Florida sun

OPINION: Luxury yacht art enjoys a moment in the Florida sun

On the razzle dazzle: Two dazzle ships separated by nearly 100 years. Art on luxury yachts is enjoying a moment in the Florida sun. Not the waterscapes of Paul Signac or works by Georges-Pierre Seurat starring in superyacht lounges but

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The View From The Bridge: The changing face of yachting

The View From The Bridge: The changing face of yachting

The credentials of superyacht crews are attracting attracting more attention. Last month’s Superyacht Investor London 2020 conference plus a recent visit to Subsea 2020 Expo in Aberdeen have prompted me to consider the changing face of yachting, writes captain Iain

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OPINION: A fresh breeze blows through the superyachting world

OPINION: A fresh breeze blows through the superyachting world

She of the Sea: Jenny Matthews (R) and Natasha Ambrose (L) plus colleague. A fresh sea breeze is blowing through the superyacht world. It is challenging old assumptions and helping new ideas make headway in turbulent times. Its name is

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Dubai International Boat Show postponed due to coronavirus

Dubai International Boat Show postponed due to coronavirus

The Dubai International Boat Show has been postponed until late November, amid fears surrounding the outbreak of coronavirus. The show was set to take place from March 10th to 14th but it will now be held from November 24th to

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