Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

[photo courtesy: Riviera24] Fires onboard superyachts account for about one fifth of the total paid out in yachting related claims by insurance firms each year, the most expensive claim type by some margin. Only last weekend in Portals Mallorca a

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Sunreef Yachts’ new partnership: Own a floating installation

Sunreef Yachts’ new partnership: Own a floating installation

Sunreef Yachts has announced a partnership with Miami-based artist, Alexander Mijares, whose first piece, adorning a 70 Sunreef Power catamaran, is currently up for sale. The yacht with a fully wrapped hull, entitled Pieces of Me, was displayed at last

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She of the Sea, a small tender in a wider sea of change

She of the Sea, a small tender in a wider sea of change

With a copy of the gender diversity pledge in hand,  Natasha Ambrose, while far right is founder, Jenny Matthews.   She of the Sea founder, Jenny Matthews, said it herself, the mainstream media have not often portrayed the superyacht industry

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Sunseeker yacht, worth $4m, impounded over legal row in Florida port

Sunseeker yacht, worth $4m, impounded over legal row in Florida port

A $4m Sunseeker International 74 Sport Yacht has been impounded in a Florida port for nearly four months, during an unresolved legal row between the manufacturer, its US distributor, a broker and the yacht’s would-be owner.  US marshals arrested the

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Dubai court orders release of arrested superyacht Luna

Dubai court orders release of arrested superyacht Luna

A Dubai court has ordered the release of £350m superyacht, Luna, which has been centre stage in an ongoing legal battle between the Russian oil and gas magnate Farkhad Akhmedov and his former wife, Tatiana Akhmedova. The ruling has highlighted

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End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

End of the French VAT lump-sum reduction, unchartered territory?

Under direction from the European Commission, French Tax Authorities announced on Thursday (30th January) that from March 30th 2020 a reduction on the proportion of time spent outside of French and EU waters will replace the current tax regulation governing

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Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Sinot rejects media claims Bill Gates commissioned plans for hydrogen superyacht

Dutch yacht designer, Sinot, has rebutted claims that blueprints for its 112-metre hydrogen-fuelled concept yacht, Aqua, have been bought by Bill Gates. A number of articles have appeared over recent days reporting the sale of the concept, which was unveiled

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View from the bridge: Superyacht mentors are ‘a priceless asset’

View from the bridge: Superyacht mentors are ‘a priceless asset’

A captain who can mentor crew “is a priceless asset”. Mentoring is worthwhile in just about any industrial or other commercial environment, writes captain Iain Flockhart. It reaches beyond commerce and industry; being a valuable tool to help people with

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OPINION: Yachting takes centre stage thanks to three glitzy shows and Greta

OPINION: Yachting takes centre stage thanks to three glitzy shows and Greta

Glitzy yacht shows – featuring vessels such as the 80-metre Excellence – and climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg are helping to raise the profile of yachting. The global yachting industry is about to enjoy a moment in the sun, courtesy

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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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