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OPINION: Switch on to superyachts’ cyber-security threat

OPINION: Switch on to superyachts’ cyber-security threat

With the average price of superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show estimated at €37.8 million, can you afford to take the cyber-security risk?   It’s early September 2020. You are easing a superyacht into her narrow berth alongside the industry’s shiniest

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Spanish yacht groups urge European Commission to challenge ‘unfair’ tax

Spanish yacht groups urge European Commission to challenge ‘unfair’ tax

Spanish yachting groups are urging the European Commission to challenge the country’s matriculation tax. Pictured is OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona. The Spanish Superyachts Association (AEGY) and the Spanish Yachting Association (ANEN) are urging the European Commission to oblige Spain to

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View from the bridge: Showtime for superyachts. But should organisers step up their act?

View from the bridge: Showtime for superyachts. But should organisers step up their act?

Should superyacht show organisers polish their act? Captain Iain Flockhart thinks so. With the yacht show season now in full swing and the daddy of them all underway in Monaco, as I pen this article, I want to take a

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OPINION: ‘The rich are very different from you and me’. But what about superyachts?

OPINION: ‘The rich are very different from you and me’. But what about superyachts?

The billionaires club will have 800 more members by 2023. But how many will invest in superyachts remains unclear. “The rich are very different from you and me,” American novelist Scott Fitzgerald is reputed to have told fellow writer Ernest

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‘Billionaires are doing particularly well.’ But will they buy superyachts?

‘Billionaires are doing particularly well.’ But will they buy superyachts?

The value of the Monaco superyacht fleet was put at at 3.9 billion euros. But will billionaires keep buying superyachts? Billionaires are prospering, particularly in China, the US and Germany, according to Dr Martin Mendes, partner and director, Boston Consulting

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Private judicial yacht sales should be ‘free and unencumbered’

Private judicial yacht sales should be ‘free and unencumbered’

Yacht sales ordered by courts should be “free and unencumbered”, the Superyacht Finance Forum was told. Judicial yacht sales should be “free and unencumbered” by historic unpaid debt to avoid  uncertainty and “the chaotic situation” that has beset some vessels,

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OPINION: Tinsel-Town-sur-Mer showcases a soon-to-be £8.28 billion industry

OPINION: Tinsel-Town-sur-Mer showcases a soon-to-be £8.28 billion industry

This is the £3.45 billion view from atop the Yacht Club de Monaco, during the show this week. The world’s finest superyachts rode elegantly in harbour waters, while personal submarine craft floated under them. Above, yacht-capable helicopters whizzed through azure skies.

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Superyachts get greener: four top trends from the Monaco Yacht Show

Superyachts get greener: four top trends from the Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show featured 125 vessels; the event’s biggest ever superyacht fleet.  The drive towards greener, more-sustainable, superyachts leads the list of four top trends characterising the luxury yachting sector, according to the organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show.

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Monaco Yacht Show assembles its biggest fleet of superyachts valued at £3.45 billion

Monaco Yacht Show assembles its biggest fleet of superyachts valued at £3.45 billion

The biggest superyacht fleet ever assembled at the Monaco Yacht Show went on display on Tuesday, September 24, as the event, now in its 29th year, opened in Port Hercules.  This show welcomed 125 superyachts, 44 of which were making

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OPINION: September is showtime for superyachts

OPINION: September is showtime for superyachts

September is showtime for the superyacht industry. Next week the spotlight will fall on the Monaco Yacht Show, after last week’s Cannes Yachting Festival. Both events offer opportunities to showcase the most recent superyacht and support vessel designs, the latest

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