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

Ian Molyneaux
By Ian Molyneaux February 6, 2019 16:42

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 while at sea.

Speaking at the conference Mather-Lees said: “Yachts are not art galleries, and when something goes wrong it’s obviously very unfortunate and a big burden on the crew and the owners become very unhappy.”

A particular area of interest to the audience was how art collections on superyachts could, at times, be worth more than the vessel itself.

Speaking at the conference Helen Robertson of the Royal Museum Greenwich said: “The value of the art on a yacht can be two to three times the value of the vessel.”

The discussions since the conference have widened, with several publications running stories around the panel’s thoughts and anecdotes.

The talk has raised concerns surrounding inequality, with commentators and journalists critical of the million-dollar art works held in million (sometimes billion) dollar boats.

One of the most recognisable faces currently in American politics also contributed to the debate via Twitter.

Tweeting over the weekend Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who was elected to the House of Representatives in November wrote:

With the Superyacht Investor aiming to promote debate within the industry our ‘Art on Yachts’ panel has certainly provided much food for thought.

Ian Molyneaux
By Ian Molyneaux February 6, 2019 16:42

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