Charlie Birkett, Co-Founder and CEO of Y.CO gives his thoughts on summer season 2019 and the future of chartering

Charlie Birkett, Co-Founder and CEO of Y.CO gives his thoughts on summer season 2019 and the future of chartering

CEO and Co-founder Charlie Birkett (left) and Chairman and Co-founder Gary Wright We met with Charlie Birkett at the Y.CO offices in Monaco to discuss the current status of the superyacht industry and what the future may bring. Why Monaco?

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Inmarsat appoints Peter Broadhurst as Senior Vice President for Yachting and Passenger

Inmarsat appoints Peter Broadhurst as Senior Vice President for Yachting and Passenger

Inmarsat has appointed experienced maritime communications technical specialist and cybersecurity expert Peter Broadhurst as its new Senior Vice President, Yachting and Passenger, as the mobile satellite communications company continues to expand its presence in the small cruise, superyacht and leisure yachting

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A View From The Bridge: How qualified is your captain?

A View From The Bridge: How qualified is your captain?

As a yacht owner in the 50m to 90m range you could be forgiven for believing that any captain hired to take command of your pride and joy has an MCA Certificate of Competence (CoC) for Master < 500 or

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A View From The Bridge: Explorer Yachts

A View From The Bridge: Explorer Yachts

Iain Flockhart is a highly experienced superyacht captain with over 250,000 Nm in the role of professional captain since 1996. Many vessels these days are called “explorer” or “expedition” yachts. But do they all measure up to our perceptions of how

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Enjoy your untippable tipple aboard a Princess Yacht

Enjoy your untippable tipple aboard a Princess Yacht

An ‘untippable’ martini glass could become the prized possession for any future customers of UK superyacht manufacturers, Princess Yachts. The unique design was the brain child of Andres Boraita, a student at Plymouth College of Art. Boraita and a team

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The floating homes set to revolutionise yachting revealed at Miami Yacht Show

The floating homes set to revolutionise yachting revealed at Miami Yacht Show

Visitors to the Miami Yacht Show, which ended on 18th February, were given a sneak preview the future of living and sailing. Regular attendees would have been familiar with seeing an array of superyachts being flaunted in the Florida sunshine,

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Design for superyacht ‘Valkyrie’ will give public a taste of the high life

Design for superyacht ‘Valkyrie’ will give public a taste of the high life

Plans for the construction of the largest-ever superyacht could be out of reach of even the world’s richest individuals. South Korean yacht designer Chulhun Park has designed the 229-metre-long Valkyrie, which would eclipse the size of the current record holder,

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Will owners of Eu250 million-plus superyachts drop insurance as premiums spiral?

Will owners of Eu250 million-plus superyachts drop insurance as premiums spiral?

Industry experts are warning that megayacht owners may be facing insurance costs at “astronomical” levels. The warning sees yachts over Eu250 million (or those 100 metres plus) as the area of particular concern. “The market has shrunk dramatically,” said Paul

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UK’s Home Secretary approves extradition of former ‘Indian Empress’ owner Vijay Mallya

UK’s Home Secretary approves extradition of former ‘Indian Empress’ owner Vijay Mallya

The UK’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved the extradition to India of former superyacht owner and Indian multi-millionaire Vijay Mallya. In December 2018 Westminster Magistrates Court ordered that Mallya can be deported to India to face allegations of money

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US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez contributes to Superyacht Investor Conference debate via Twitter

US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez contributes to Superyacht Investor Conference debate via Twitter

Among the fascinating discussions at Superyacht Investor London was ‘Art on Yachts’. Moderated by Pandora Mather-Lees of Pandora Art services the panel discussed the risks to valuable art work on yachts and how more could be done to conserve artefacts

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