MB92’s Ben Mennem – An alternative view

MB92’s Ben Mennem – An alternative view

After a career spanning almost half a century, MB92 La Ciotat’s founder and vice-chairman of MB92 Group Ben Mennem (pictured) has seen it all. From sleeping under the stars on a beach in the south of France to starting a

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From snowboarding to superyachts

From snowboarding to superyachts

From snowboarding in the Bavarian Alps to running one of the world’s largest superyacht brokerages, Northrop & Johnsons’ president and chief operating officer (COO), Daniel Ziriakus took an off-piste route into superyachting. With a background in marketing and an unconventional

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Numarine’s Ömer Malaz talks Turkey

Numarine’s Ömer Malaz talks Turkey

From working in a cardboard factory to running a superyacht shipyard is not an obvious career path. But Ömer Malaz (pictured above) has now been at the helm of the Turkish superyacht company Numarine, for two decades. Superyacht Investor spoke

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Hire-rates of the Caribbean

Hire-rates of the Caribbean

This time of year usually marks the beginning of a season of rum, sun and sand for many charter clients looking to hire a superyacht in the Caribbean. But something strange has happened – demand for the tropical islands has

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Superyacht sales: slashed prices or seasonal adjustment?

Superyacht sales: slashed prices or seasonal adjustment?

Shoppers were out grabbing a bargain on Black Friday last week, but the superyacht market is also offering discounts of its own. Asking prices for some pre-owned superyachts have been slashed since the end of the show season. When paired

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Children are the future (of yacht sales and charter) 

Children are the future (of yacht sales and charter) 

Luxury travel is recession proof. That’s the view of Geordie Mackay-Lewis, co-founder of luxury travel company Pelorus – and probably the view of most people in the yachting industry. In the aftermath of the pandemic and lockdowns, there’s no shortage

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The Italian job – building in a boom

The Italian job – building in a boom

“Batti il ferro finché è caldo” is an Italian saying that translates as “strike the iron while it’s hot.” And it’s one that rings true for Italian shipbuilding giants recently reporting strong growth for the first nine months of this year.

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Yachting through the crypto Winter

Yachting through the crypto Winter

If you don’t own Crypto you may have missed the travails of FTX, a large exchange, which suffered the equivalent of a run on a bank this week. After $6bn of panicked withdrawals in three days, it agreed on a

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Sailing in the Sunshine State

Sailing in the Sunshine State

The largest in-water boat show in the world opened its gates for the 63rd time last week as more than 100,000 attendees and 1,300 watercraft descended on Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From single-person kayaks to the biggest yacht on show, the

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Strains on supply chains

Strains on supply chains

There is good news and bad news when the market is this buoyant. The good news is that record highs reported in the post-pandemic boom have led to continued growth. The bad news is the industry can’t keep up – supply chains

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