The View From The Bridge: The changing face of yachting

The View From The Bridge: The changing face of yachting

The credentials of superyacht crews are attracting attracting more attention. Last month’s Superyacht Investor London 2020 conference plus a recent visit to Subsea 2020 Expo in Aberdeen have prompted me to consider the changing face of yachting, writes captain Iain

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OPINION: A fresh breeze blows through the superyachting world

OPINION: A fresh breeze blows through the superyachting world

She of the Sea: Jenny Matthews (R) and Natasha Ambrose (L) plus colleague. A fresh sea breeze is blowing through the superyacht world. It is challenging old assumptions and helping new ideas make headway in turbulent times. Its name is

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Dubai International Boat Show postponed due to coronavirus

Dubai International Boat Show postponed due to coronavirus

The Dubai International Boat Show has been postponed until late November, amid fears surrounding the outbreak of coronavirus. The show was set to take place from March 10th to 14th but it will now be held from November 24th to

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Fractional ownership presents flexible solution

Fractional ownership presents flexible solution

Fractional ownership of a superyacht can offer a practical and flexible solution for all those wanting to experience yachting, novice or expert, SmartYacht’s Verena Bruenings told us in an interview with Superyacht Investor. “Fractional ownership can be an attractive solution

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The Mediterranean remains the charter hotspot, but far-flung destinations growing in popularity

The Mediterranean remains the charter hotspot, but far-flung destinations growing in popularity

Online charter booking platform provider, YOTHA, has reported a successful year in 2019 as European waters remaining the top spots for charterers. A total of 62 weeks were booked aboard the YOTHA’s charter fleet in 2019 and the forecast looks

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She of the Sea, a small tender in a wider sea of change

She of the Sea, a small tender in a wider sea of change

With a copy of the gender diversity pledge in hand,  Natasha Ambrose, while far right is founder, Jenny Matthews.   She of the Sea founder, Jenny Matthews, said it herself, the mainstream media have not often portrayed the superyacht industry

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Sunseeker yacht, worth $4m, impounded over legal row in Florida port

Sunseeker yacht, worth $4m, impounded over legal row in Florida port

A $4m Sunseeker International 74 Sport Yacht has been impounded in a Florida port for nearly four months, during an unresolved legal row between the manufacturer, its US distributor, a broker and the yacht’s would-be owner.  US marshals arrested the

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End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

Under direction from the European Commission, French Tax Authorities announced on Thursday (30th January) that from March 30th 2020 a reduction on the proportion of time spent outside of French and EU waters will replace the current tax regulation governing

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Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Dutch yacht designer, Sinot, has rebutted claims that blueprints for its 112-metre hydrogen-fuelled concept yacht, Aqua, have been bought by Bill Gates. A number of articles have appeared over recent days reporting the sale of the concept, which was unveiled

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Hydrogen: minimising impact does not necessarily mean minimising space

Hydrogen: minimising impact does not necessarily mean minimising space

A major drawback of hydrogen-fuelled yachts is the amount of utilisable space taken up by the infrastructure required for hydrogen-electric propulsion, according to Simon Brealey of Lateral Naval Architects. Lateral recently released its propulsion concept for the future of yachting,

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