The perfect hull for your yacht tender

The perfect hull for your yacht tender

A colleague of mine first brought the name Rafnar to my attention back in 2016, and  I was intrigued from the start. On Friday I made a short but very worthwhile trip to Iceland to take one for a test

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OPINION: All Hands On Deck At Superyacht Investor 2019

OPINION: All Hands On Deck At Superyacht Investor 2019

After hopefully a restful weekend, we would like to thank our sponsors, delegates and speakers who all contributed to the success of last week’s conference. What I found striking at this year’s event was how much passion and affection there

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OPINION: London Calling

OPINION: London Calling

Our team is flat out getting ready for our Superyacht Investor London Conference 2019 next week. So I am shirking work by sending this. It is always hard to pick out the best sessions, but I am particularly looking forward to the

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OPINION: The Secret Life of Superyacht Valuations

OPINION: The Secret Life of Superyacht Valuations

‘A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.’ That quip by Lord Darlington, a character in Oscar Wilde’s play Lady Windermere’s Fan is probably as true today as it was when the

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OPINION: Connectivity: The Final Frontier

OPINION: Connectivity: The Final Frontier

“Ground control to Major Tom,” the defining lyrics sang by David Bowie in his 1969 masterpiece Space Oddity. Space cruiser Major Tom may have been fictional, but the song resonated with our need to connect and fears of isolation. Each

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OPINION: Superyacht owners: Changing the narrative

OPINION: Superyacht owners: Changing the narrative

The press love a juicy story about a superyacht. Perhaps it is curiosity for a world that for many is unattainable that makes yachts’ allure so insatiable. Or maybe it’s just good old-fashioned nosiness. Whatever the reasons may be, the

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The life and times of ‘Equanimity’

The life and times of ‘Equanimity’

Each superyacht’s story should be full of romance and adventure on the High Seas but for Equanimity her journey so far feels something more akin to a Greek tragedy. Built in 2014 by OceanCo, the 91 metre, 2,998 GT, Equanimity can take up to

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Separating morality from legality – and why yachting has the moral high ground

Separating morality from legality – and why yachting has the moral high ground

I don’t believe lawyers should write too much about morality. But following the disclosure of the ‘Paradise Papers’ in 2017, an onslaught of misguided moral righteousness resulted, villainising the wealthy for using perfectly legal means of investing their wealth in

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What yachts are brokers bringing to Monaco?

What yachts are brokers bringing to Monaco?

Today is the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show. All eyes are on Port Hercules, Monte Carlo as 120 superyachts from across the world are berthing at the harbour. Brokers generally have some of the biggest stands at Monaco,

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Is ‘Yacht finance’ a dirty term?

Is ‘Yacht finance’ a dirty term?

Leon Batchelor, Arc & Co Marine & Aviation talks to us about the perception of yacht finance. Where am I going with this question?…. I would imagine that for most, it’s not a question that would naturally spring to mind

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