View from the bridge: Superyachts encouraged to cruise northern ‘less-travelled road’

View from the bridge: Superyachts encouraged to cruise northern ‘less-travelled road’

Superyachts may be tempted to join their smaller sisters cruising the Cool Route northern waters. There has been what I consider to be a welcome trend over the past two or three years, for yachts to stretch their wings a

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OPINION: Social media and superyachts; more than just a photo opportunity?

OPINION: Social media and superyachts; more than just a photo opportunity?

Could social media could play a much bigger role in facilitating the superyacht industry? For an industry wedded to the latest high-tech developments in marine engineering, naval architecture, green propulsion systems and the like, does social media play its full

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View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

View from the bridge: Why captains make the best managers

“A strong captain, given the autonomy to build their own team, makes for an efficiently-run and harmonious vessel.”  Yacht management seems to have become the hottest topic in the industry over the past few years and mostly for reasons that

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OPINION: Turkish shipyard’s expansion signals nation’s superyacht ambition

OPINION: Turkish shipyard’s expansion signals nation’s superyacht ambition

Alia Yachts’s expansion signals Turkey’s ambition to boost its superyachts presence. News earlier this month of Turkish builder Alia Yachts’s plans to triple the size of its shipyard on the Mediterranean coast signals a sea change in the country’s ambition

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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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