OPINION: ‘Captain, do something about the tide – now’

OPINION: ‘Captain, do something about the tide – now’

Shiny superyachts seldom fail to impress but their crew have a value beyond money. Driven to distraction by the frustration of an adverse tide preventing the launching of a tender to reach shore; an irate superyacht owner ordered his captain:

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Superyacht Investor London 2020: Day One who said what

Superyacht Investor London 2020: Day One who said what

The first day of Superyacht Investor’s 2020 conference opened with a session on what keeps captains awake at night, before moving on to consider the trend towards more sustainable yacht designs, cyberattacks and a host of other topics. Here we

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SYI London 2020: Greener pastures

SYI London 2020: Greener pastures

The words ‘sustainable’ and ‘superyachts’ are generally not associated with one and other. When someone puts down hundreds of millions for a 100m, diesel-guzzling floating luxury hotel, chances are they are not thinking too much about the environmental impact. But

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SYI London 2020: The superyacht market surge

SYI London 2020: The superyacht market surge

Yachting has enjoyed remarkable growth over the past few years. It is one of the fastest growing luxury goods markets, according to Fredrico Bazzani of Deloitte Yachts. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the superyacht market since 2013 has

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OPINION: Brexit Britain finally casts off from the EU

OPINION: Brexit Britain finally casts off from the EU

Goodbye, Au revoir, Auf wiedersehen: the UK says farewell to the EU: or begins to. Image courtesy of MW Finn.    So, it’s finally happening. After years of rancorous debate, the UK will finally cast off from Europe at 11pm

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OPINION: Green goals supplant the need for speed

OPINION: Green goals supplant the need for speed

Philippe Briand’s new 60-metre sailing superyacht SY200 concept is designed to appeal to Millennials. It used to be all about speed. Superyachts under sail were often designed to win regattas while delivering a good deal of luxury. Luxurious interiors remain

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Project Telex is ‘designed for families and adventurers’

Project Telex is ‘designed for families and adventurers’

The 65-metre Project Telex superyacht design draws on naval inspiration to envision a luxury yacht that will appeal to both families and adventurers, according to its British designer Bannenburg and Rowell (B&R). “Freely inspired by assertive military forms, and seeking

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View From The Bridge: Developing 2020 vision for the year ahead

View From The Bridge: Developing 2020 vision for the year ahead

Responsible yachting is likely to be one of the key themes of 2020. This article explores some of the key trends that are likely to shape the superyachting world of 2020, writes captain Iain Flockhart. My editor pipped me to

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OPINION: Top three themes point the way ahead

OPINION: Top three themes point the way ahead

Green yacht designs, as incorporated in the Baltic Yachts’s foil-equipped Baltic 142 Canova, proved popular with readers. Superyacht Investor’s three most popular themes of the past six months – luxury yacht finances and tax liability, crew management and green propulsion systems

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OPINION: Superyacht safety: I’ll drink to that … or perhaps not

OPINION: Superyacht safety: I’ll drink to that … or perhaps not

With the yacht safely tied up for the holidays, the entire Superyacht Investor team wishes you a festive “Cheers”.  Should alcohol aboard superyachts be restricted to owners and their guests? Superyacht captain Iain Flockhart strongly believes so. Iain has run

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