Flagship: ‘What a time to be in business’

Flagship: ‘What a time to be in business’

The survival of the most adaptable is the reality facing businesses right now in every industry, as economies begin to adapt to life post-Covid. Superyachting, whilst usually more sheltered than other sectors in times of crisis, when faced with a

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Conserving oceans: Investment not philanthropy

Conserving oceans: Investment not philanthropy

The superyacht industry’s role in conserving and protecting the oceans should be viewed as an investment in the future and not an act of philanthropy, Robert van Tol, co-founder, Water Revolution Foundation told Superyacht Investor. He points out the industry

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Market boom leaving inventory bare

Market boom leaving inventory bare

There is just not enough product to meet the demand for purchase. Now that’s a line you don’t hear very often – in any industry – but this is the reality facing the yachting world in 2021. Lack of inventory

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The secret to successfully launching a new build yacht

The secret to successfully launching a new build yacht

Superyachts are a business and staff are the most important cog in the wheel, according to Tim Clarke, managing director, Quay Crew. He explains how they can play a key role in new builds. Creating a new build yacht is

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Flagship: Diversity, how far have we come?

Flagship: Diversity, how far have we come?

Superyachting has, by its own admission, been slow to diversify its workforce. A typical yacht still features a predominantly Caucasian crew, with women working inside and men out on deck. However, over the past 10 years ripples of change have

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Flagship: Virtual Reality ‘A Tool For Growth’

Flagship: Virtual Reality ‘A Tool For Growth’

Virtual Reality, also known as VR, is revolutionising how many of us enjoy entertainment and has been used to train astronauts, surgeons and even superyacht crew. Now, in a post-Covid-19 reality, VR has the potential to further benefit the superyacht

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Flagship: No show for yacht show, what’s the impact?

Flagship: No show for yacht show, what’s the impact?

Yacht show cancellations worldwide have left a calendar empty of almost all face-to-face events for the remainder of the year. One notable exception is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, due to take place between October 28th – November 1st.

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Flagship: New Superyacht Eco Association Index set to make its mark

Flagship: New Superyacht Eco Association Index set to make its mark

The imminent global threat of climate change brings a rising tide of natural disasters, dwindling resources and disappearing species that requires action from all industries to curb. Superyachting is no different. Marine traffic is responsible for 18% of global emissions

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Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

The shutting of Australian and New Zealand borders to all non-native yachts and crews is “draconian and unhelpful to say the least”, according to captain Iain Flockhart. He was reacting to the news that crews of hundreds of ocean-going yachts

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View From The Bridge: Introducing the Virtual Shipyard

View From The Bridge: Introducing the Virtual Shipyard

Virtual shipyards can deliver practical benefits in the real world, according to captain Iain Flockhart. The concept of the virtual shipyard appears to be gaining popularity, writes captain Iain Flockhart. For those who don’t know what it is, here’s a

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