OPINION: Green to become the preferred colour of superyacht designs

OPINION: Green to become the preferred colour of superyacht designs

Superyacht Wider 165 has been fitted with an electric propulsion system; part of the trend towards greener fuels. What’s the colour of your favourite superyacht? Perhaps the classic white of the 70-metre Nourah of Riyad or, at the other end

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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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An economical solution to streaming movies onboard

An economical solution to streaming movies onboard

As a captain I have always been amazed at the amount of money that is sometimes spent on proprietary systems designed to simply stream movies and music onboard. Streaming technology has moved on a lot in the last decade, but

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The perfect hull for your yacht tender

The perfect hull for your yacht tender

A colleague of mine first brought the name Rafnar to my attention back in 2016, and  I was intrigued from the start. On Friday I made a short but very worthwhile trip to Iceland to take one for a test

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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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