What goes around… (eventually comes to port)

What goes around… (eventually comes to port)

History fancies itself to be linear, but all too often we are reminded of its cyclical nature. Robb Maass has been in the superyacht business for four decades, witnessing his fair share of up and downturns along the way. The

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ACH targets superyacht sector for growth

ACH targets superyacht sector for growth

Growing helicopter sales to superyacht owners is a key goal for Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), according to its head Frederic Lemos. “In this niche market (for us), ACH is selling regularly seven to eight aircraft a year,” Lemos told Superyacht Investor during

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Boom time for yacht sales and charter. (But what next?)

Boom time for yacht sales and charter. (But what next?)

Superyacht sales and charter are showing record growth. But for how much longer? And what happens when the market cools? Those were the key questions at Superyacht Investor’s recent Town Hall online meeting dedicated to last month’s Monaco Yacht Show. Also under

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Monaco Yacht Show – Outlook sunny (for now) 

Monaco Yacht Show – Outlook sunny (for now) 

The September sun shone as brilliantly as ever on Port Hercule, home to the Monaco Yacht Show, last week. Familiar stacks of shoes gathered around gangplanks greeted visitors to some of the industry’s finest vessels. But something was new: record

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Hurricane Hole: Moor risk than’s necessary?

Hurricane Hole: Moor risk than’s necessary?

Paradise Island, The Bahamas will soon be opening its newest marina. Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina was formerly one of the island’s most iconic mooring spots but its size (a perimeter of 190,901sqft) did not allow ample room for passing superyachts.

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Denison: 2021, record-breaker turned challenge

Denison: 2021, record-breaker turned challenge

Demand for new build yachts and the shipyard slots to build them has created a “spillover effect” driving activity away from traditional hotspots, but the industry must brace for a challenging fourth quarter as inventory becomes scarcer, Bob Denison, president,

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Shipyard slots, no gamble at all

Shipyard slots, no gamble at all

There has been much talk in the industry about the dizzying demand for superyachts in almost every global market. One lawyer Superyacht Investor (SYI) spoke to recently even toyed with the idea that a speculative slot market, like that of

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Yachting boom: Ensuring the insurers

Yachting boom: Ensuring the insurers

The lockdowns of the past 18 months or so have given us all time to think and readjust our priorities. Like never before yacht owners and potential purchasers have been giving thought to their work-life balance, the risks of travelling

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New owners keeping lawyers at full tilt

New owners keeping lawyers at full tilt

Since mask-wearing and keeping ‘social distance’ became just another part of daily life, yachts have become the go-to getaway for many. Nowhere has this been more prevalent than in the US state of Florida. However, an influx of new owners

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Town Hall: ‘We are in a battle with cyber criminals’

Town Hall: ‘We are in a battle with cyber criminals’

Superyacht owners, managers and crew are in a battle with cyber criminals to protect the safety of their vessels and the integrity of data, according to speakers at last week’s Superyacht Investor Town Hall online meeting. Mike Wills, co-founder and

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