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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Superyacht painting firm predicts rosy year-end results

Superyacht painting firm predicts rosy year-end results

Superyacht painting firm GYG predicts full-year results will be ahead of market expectations. The superyacht painting, supply and maintenance firm GYG has predicted rosy year-end results in its latest trading update covering the first half of this year. “Profit performance

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Luxury yacht recruitment agency’s crew hire app tops 5,000 downloads

Luxury yacht recruitment agency’s crew hire app tops 5,000 downloads

Dinner is about to be served. But have you sourced the best crew members to prepare and deliver the waterside feast? Luxury yacht recruitment agency Cotton Crews has achieved more than 5,000 downloads for its Cotton Crew Hire app, which

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Isle of Man Ship Registry appoints new director

Isle of Man Ship Registry appoints new director

The Isle of Man Department for Enterprise has appointed current deputy director Cameron Mitchell as the next director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry, effective 1 April. Mitchell is replacing the current director, Dick Welsh, who is retiring. Prior

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A Regal Recovery – Princess Yachts

A Regal Recovery – Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts is back in the black, with a record-breaking £770 million ($1 billion) orderbook – the highest in the company’s history. Even with an orderbook up 20% from 2016, Princess is not resting on its laurels. Princess also hinted

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Northrop & Johnson hires new charter broker

Northrop & Johnson hires new charter broker

Florida based brokerage Northrop & Johnson has hired Celine Pujol as a new charter broker for its Monaco office. Pujol has more than 10 years of industry experience, graduating university in 2007 and starting her career as a charter assistant

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Rosetti appoints new PR and Communications manager

Rosetti appoints new PR and Communications manager

Newly established Italian shipbuilder Rosetti Superyachts has hired a new PR and communications manager – Consuelo Bentivogli. Ms Bentivogli has worked in the superyacht sector for 14 years. She has held various communications roles at Italian shipbuilder Ferretti Group, including

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The state of the US superyacht market – Superyacht Investor 2018

The state of the US superyacht market – Superyacht Investor 2018

According to Bob Denison, CEO of Denison Yachting, if there was a Trump Bump, it was small. This was the sentiment across the board. Delegates and speakers at Superyacht Investor thought that the election of the 45th US president did

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Billionaire trends in 2018 and yacht sales

Billionaire trends in 2018 and yacht sales

The last year was characterised by political and economic uncertainty, but we saw the number of billionaires continuing to grow – as did superyacht sales. Vincent White from Wealth-X, an intelligence and market research company focusing on the ultra-wealthy, has

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