Flagship: The only way is up (pandemic permitting)

Flagship: The only way is up (pandemic permitting)

As the old adage goes: ’Everything comes in threes’. The same could be said for when the global pandemic became a reality in the superyacht sector. Covid-induced anxiety aside, travel and quarantine restrictions and, in a business sense, a fear

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Inmarsat report guides superyachts to cyber security compliance

Inmarsat report guides superyachts to cyber security compliance

Inmarsat has released a free report covering new International Maritime Organization (IMO) obligations and what they mean for yachting professionals. The obligations enter into force in 2022 and the report aims to help owners, managers and captains work to protect

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Yomira: Superyacht charter consultancy service launched

Yomira: Superyacht charter consultancy service launched

Superyacht charter specialist, Yomira, has launched as a charter consultancy service to offer UNHW clients a modernised option when chartering – as would be expected when chartering an aircraft or booking a hotel. With almost 50 years collectively in the

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MarineMax posts record fiscal results in past quarter

MarineMax posts record fiscal results in past quarter

MarineMax has posted record sales and earnings growth for the quarter ending December 31st, 2020. W. Brett McGill, President and CEO, said: “We delivered record sales and earnings growth in the quarter on top of very strong performance a year

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Perini Navi declared bankrupt

Perini Navi declared bankrupt

Italian superyacht yard, Perini Navi has been declared bankrupt after its debt structuring plan was thrown out by an Italian court. According to Italian media (Il Tirreno and Milano Finanza), the Court of Lucca — just west of Florence —

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First look: Amels and Damen custom 58-metre SeaXplorer

First look: Amels and Damen custom 58-metre SeaXplorer

The team at Amels and Damen Yachting has given a first look at the custom SeaXplorer 58 now under construction. Due for delivery in 2022, she will be a globetrotting expedition vessel with an ice class hull. Having already constructed

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Flagship: Unchartered waters (but not for long)

Flagship: Unchartered waters (but not for long)

Over the past decade or so superyacht charter has begun to separate from tradition. A growing trend of exploration and philanthropic work has led to the birth of a fleet of explorer and research yachts. Expedition charters aside, the Covid-19

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Coutts reshaping offering for UHNW clients

Coutts reshaping offering for UHNW clients

Coutts is redeveloping its Private Office offering under the name of Coutts Family Office (CFO). The new-look service offer combines strategic partnerships from within NatWest Group (NWG) and relationships with external providers into one team. This means domestic and international

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Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone

Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress vessel installation. Fleet Xpress is a global connectivity platform for vessels, with ship data consumption doubling during 2020, Inmarsat said an increasing number of superyacht owners and managers are among those benefiting from

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Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Flagship: Old is gold, or is it?

Classic yachts, like classic cars or steam locomotives, are a labour of love to own or operate. Owners typically have owned a range of sailing yachts or motor cruisers previously and generally have a passion for the sport and historic

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