SEA Index receives endorsement from Lloyd’s Register

SEA Index receives endorsement from Lloyd’s Register

The Superyacht Eco Association’s (SEA) Index has been endorsed by Lloyd’s Register. The endorsement of the free-to-use superyacht environmental ratings tool was announced by the SEA at the tenth La Belle Classe Superyacht Environmental Symposium, part of Monaco Ocean Week,

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Hydrogen Viking, dictating play?

Hydrogen Viking, dictating play?

A superyacht powered solely by hydrogen which should be sea ready by next summer and up for private sale – sounds a little farfetched? Well, that vessel is currently under construction in Bergen, Norway. When complete Hydrogen Viking will be world’s fastest hydrogen-powered

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VAT in Spain falls mainly without wane

VAT in Spain falls mainly without wane

As the gateway to the Mediterranean, shouldn’t Spain be a dead cert as one of the most popular charter destinations in Europe? The reality is that the country relies purely upon its geography and has, until recently, offered no tax

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Flagship: Unchartered waters (but not for long)

Flagship: Unchartered waters (but not for long)

Over the past decade or so superyacht charter has begun to separate from tradition. A growing trend of exploration and philanthropic work has led to the birth of a fleet of explorer and research yachts. Expedition charters aside, the Covid-19

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Coutts reshaping offering for UHNW clients

Coutts reshaping offering for UHNW clients

Coutts is redeveloping its Private Office offering under the name of Coutts Family Office (CFO). The new-look service offer combines strategic partnerships from within NatWest Group (NWG) and relationships with external providers into one team. This means domestic and international

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Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone

Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress vessel installation. Fleet Xpress is a global connectivity platform for vessels, with ship data consumption doubling during 2020, Inmarsat said an increasing number of superyacht owners and managers are among those benefiting from

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Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Classic yachts, like classic cars or steam locomotives, are a labour of love to own or operate. Owners typically have owned a range of sailing yachts or motor cruisers previously and generally have a passion for the sport and historic

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A first look at Molniya’s ‘Lightning Foil’

A first look at Molniya’s ‘Lightning Foil’

A fast, all-electric, silent sports yacht is being built in Russia. The Molniya Lighting Foil, marketed as a world first by its creators, looks to combine sustainable engineering with speed and provides a new, environmentally friendly option as a superyacht

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Flagship: Rock down to Electric Avenue

Flagship: Rock down to Electric Avenue

Eddy Grant named his famous song Electric Avenue after the first market street to be lit completely by electricity in the south London district of Brixton. Now, nearly 40 years on from the hit song’s 1983 release, superyachting is beginning

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Yacht show cancellations continue into 2021

Yacht show cancellations continue into 2021

The cancellation and postponement of yacht shows, which has become a common theme of this year in response to the global pandemic, is set to continue into 2021. Boot Dusseldorf, one of the last shows to run before the onset

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