The SuperYacht Times, a bi-monthly newspaper for decision makers and owners, provides in-depth coverage of the superyacht industry. In each issue we have interviews with shipyards CEO’s, yacht owners, leading yacht brokers and the world’s best superyacht designers.
The latest issue of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is out now and available to purchase. Marking the 13th edition of the newspaper, we once again travelled all over the world in order to talk to some of the most successful people in the superyacht industry.
One of the highlights in this issue is a fascinating interview with a highly experienced Belgian superyacht owner, Hugo Verlinden. Current owner of the newly-launched 52-metre Seven Sins - the very first of Sanlorenzo’s 52Steel line - we hope you enjoy reading Mr. Verlinden’s tales of his personal superyacht adventuring as much as we enjoyed hearing them.
In Italy we met up with Giovanni Zuccon, the revered head of the Italian design studio, Zuccon International Project. Establishing the company together with his wife Paola over 40 years ago in the beautiful city of Rome, the husband and wife duo are currently paving the way for a new set of leaders: their daughter and son, Martina and Bernardo. We sat down with the Zuccon family as the passionate Giovanni elaborated on the difficulty of exiting, the importance of an increased amount of R&D in the superyacht business, and why they are heavily investing in a brand new headquarters.
In this issue we offer a compelling insight into another well established designer, Philippe Briand, who explores the challenges involved with blending motor and sail, whilst on the opposite end of the experience spectrum we head to Studio Indigo, who entered the superyacht design world with a bang last year after designing the opulent interior on board Feadship’s Joy.
Also featured inside is an in-depth look at Pendennis where joint Managing Director Henk Wiekens proves that it’s not just refits under the yard’s sleeves, a progress update and background story in regards to the very first in the K40 series from Floating Life and CCN, a little more information from Fabio Ermetto in regards to Benetti’s latest introduction, Benetti Now, and an exploration of cruising grounds a little off the beaten track in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
The 12th issue of the Superyacht Times newspaper is complete and on its way to a doorstep or marina near you. We have managed to pack this 32-page issue with all the latest in the world of superyacht news, photos, conversations and design.
We met up with the Italian trio at Hot Lab yacht & design to find out how the studio manages its time during this busy period, and get into detail about their design philosophy. Big things are undergoing at Royal Huisman and we deemed it an appropriate time to bring you the latest from the Dutch shipyard on what they are doing on the new build and refit fronts. Talking about big things, we asked some of the industry’s top designers about their views on the 200+ metre market and whether this is a reality that we will soon be facing in the world of superyacht construction.
The owner of Bina is another highlight in this issue, with the man behind the 43-metre charter yacht giving us insight into life onboard his family yacht. With the 110-metre Oceanco project Y714 under construction, Lobanov Design’s Igor Lobanov told us what he thinks the design business needs to take things to the next level, and also talked about his past and present projects.
On the brokerage front, it is newcomers at Superyacht Sales & Charter that are featured in this issue, with the trio behind the company voicing their opinions on how things can change on the superyacht sales front for the better. Prime Megayachts is changing the way we think about semi-custom superyacht production and it is with Barin Cardenas and Lucas Silva that we met to find out exactly what options are being offered to clients with this exciting project.
We also reveal details about SuperYacht Gallery, a new gallery exposition to be hosted in London in June this year that is aimed at informing and engaging a new generation of superyacht owners and connecting clients with some of the top shipyards and designers in the world. Read more about this exciting event on page 28.
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The 11th issue of the SuperYacht Times newspaper rounds off a fantastic year for SuperYacht Company, with our team rapidly expanding and several exciting developments revealed to the industry.
We talk to some of the most successful brands in the business in this edition, including a rare interview with Imperial Yachts’ CEO Evgeniy Kochman who candidly talks of his plans to build bigger and bigger superyachts in the not-so-distant future, as well as an in-depth look at the dynamic duo at the head of the renowned Italian design studio, Nuvolari Lenard.
We also explore the rise of Cantiere delle Marche with co-founder and CEO Ennio Cecchini, who tells the captivating story of how in just six years the Italian brand has become one of the prominent builders of explorer yachts, whilst American entrepreneur and superyacht owner, Buddy Darby, talks to us regarding superyacht ownership as well as shedding some light on his development of St. Kitts and the Christophe Harbour marina.
On the subject of ownership, we were invited on board the 37 metre AlumerciA for this issue, where Turkish owner Serkan Borancili chatted to SYT about the impressive 100 day refit of the Heesen-built superyacht. For those exploring their options for cruising in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, we also present an insight into Maha Yacht Club - the company behind the recent commissioning of six Feadship vessels. Sitting down with two of the three company directors, Adrian Zecha and Stephen White, reveal how they plan to bridge the gap between charter and ownership.
With our SuperYacht Night Amsterdam annual event held during the METSTRADE in our home city in just a couple of weeks’ time, we look forward to seeing many of you there. Until then, subscribe now to enjoy another jam-packed issue of the SuperYacht Times.
For the second year since we published our inaugural issue we are excited to be bringing the special 56 page edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper to arguably the most important event in the superyacht calendar; the Monaco Yacht Show. Inside our largest issue ever you can enjoy a sneak peak into this years’ Show, including a fantastic Top 10 of just some of our favourite boats that will be present in Monaco. We also manage to catch MYS’ Managing Director, Gaëlle Tallarida, amidst the Monaco madness to share just some of the highlights we can expect to enjoy this year.
In this issue we also bring you two candid interviews with the men in the driving seat of two of the most important shipyards in the world; Peter Lürssen, CEO of Germany’s big boat builder Lürssen Yachts, and Massimo Perotti, CEO of Italy’s incredibly successful Sanlorenzo. Both very different yards with very different goals, here we offer a fascinating insight into the driving forces behind some of the world’s most renowned superyachts.
Palladium and Solemar admirers will be captivated by our feature on British design studio, Michael Leach Design. We spoke with Mark Smith - one half of the MLD owners - who animatedly revealed the real stories behind these innovative vessels. We can also exclusively reveal the very first images of two of their latest 90+ metre projects currently under construction, no doubt destined to be another gem in the already bejewelled MLD crown.
With less and less new sailing yachts commissioned or completed each year, we also asked several leaders in the industry their thoughts on innovation in sailing. With comments from Perini Navi, German Frers, Malcolm McKeon, Doyle Sails and Ron Holland, we take a closer look at the issue of generating a higher interest in this special sector.
In this issue you will also find interviews with Turkish shipbuilders Sarp Yachts and AES Yachts, as well as Yachting Developments by Ellie Brade - one of the only New Zealand shipyards left standing after the unfortunate fallout the Kiwi industry took after the Financial Crisis. Interviews with Bart Verkuyl, the new Director at Feadship van Lent, Diana Yacht Design, and a compelling historical look at the yachts of the Principality of Monaco by revered yacht historian, Malcolm Wood, are just some of the articles that complete this issue.
The ninth edition of the SuperYacht Times bi-monthly newspaper has been published, we are excited to announce. As ever, the SYT team have travelled all over the world over the past couple of months to bring our readers the most up to date and compelling news stories and exclusive photography in the industry today.
Kicking off this issue is the renowned German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen: one of the proudest, though certainly not one of the loudest, companies in the world’s shipbuilding elite. CEO Hans Schaedla gives a candid interview in this issue, shedding some light on the intriguing history of the yard, their key philosophies, and what we can expect from them in the future.
Princess Yachts tell us all about their M Class range of yachts - of which the seventh 40M hull will be launched this summer - as well as their expectations of the Brexit fallout, whilst on the design side, London-based Bannenberg & Rowell Design and Amsterdam-based Van Geest Design present very different perspectives from two very different studios.
With the summer cruising season in full swing, we present an insightful overview of the current state of the charter market, asking several key players their opinions on how the industry can be improved and whether or not the charter market is stuck in a rut when it comes to technology.
We’re also proud to showcase a special feature in this issue with a selection of breathtaking photography from our ever-growing photo database. Taken by our in-house photographer, Tom van Oossanen, Tom is well on his way to becoming one of the industry’s most renowned photographers and we are proud to have him on the team to elevate SYT’s media coverage to unparalleled levels.
We’ve certainly been busy at SuperYacht Times since the publication of our last issue, with the team travelling worldwide to get some of the most important news and features in the industry today.
Our eighth issue showcases one of our most important and compelling interviews to date and we are excited to share an insight into the life and mind of Dr. Al Barwani: Omani native, businessman extraordinaire and owner of both the Dutch shipyard Oceanco and Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts. Visiting Dr. Al Barwani in his beautiful home in Oman, here we get an exclusive look into his entry to the world of superyachts several years ago.
A little closer to home, we met up with one of the most well renowned sailing yacht naval architects, Bill Tripp, here in our home city of Amsterdam. We meet with the American naval architect to talk about his latest projects, amongst which is the groundbreaking 86 metre Aquijo.
This issue also features two interviews with two very different owners: John Staluppi, the self-made American millionaire and his host of Bond-themed superyachts, and Julian & Lisa Theng, a Singaporean first time owner who just took delivery of the very first Sunreef 68 catamaran.
Sparking another debate, we also interviewed several superyacht Captain’s to give us their thoughts on the relationship between Captain’s and brokers when it comes to the sales process of a yacht. As with all of our features, we invite you, our readers, to contribute to the conversation.
The seventh issue of our bi-monthly edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper published earlier this month explores some of the most important companies, people and topics in the superyacht industry today.
We kick off this issue with the announcement of one of our most challenging projects to date. Company Director Merijn de Waard offers a compelling insight regarding the complexity and inaccuracy of data compilation in the industry, and how we at SuperYacht Company aim to transform this for the better with the imminent publication of the SuperYacht iQ Report 2016.
From the Netherlands to the States, this issue also offers an inside look at the growth of the American superyacht industry with an interview with CEO of Hargrave Custom Yachts, Mike Joyce, as well as an overview of the forward thinking business practices of AJ Anderson and Wright Maritime Group.
We talk to two very different superyacht owners in this issue: Mark and Mary Shores who own the popular charter sailing yacht, Marae, as well as U.S. entrepreneur John Rosatti, who recently sold the 49 metre Remember When, quickly replacing her with the 65 metre Double Down.
Our editors have taken a look into several compelling topics, including questioning the loose definition of what exactly an explorer yacht is, as well as the ‘hype’ of yacht wraps. Our in-house yacht historian Malcolm Wood takes an unprecedented look at the industry of the 1950s, complemented by a unique and unparalleled selection of his own personal photographs.
The team at SuperYacht Company are pleased to announced that the latest issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper has been published and is now available to order online. This marks the sixth exciting edition of the newspaper since its establishment at the end of 2014 and, following the unprecedented success over the past months, kick starts the New Year with the first of a more regular, bi-monthly edition.
Issue six delves into two relatively unexplored regions of the industry; the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and Latin America. Fronting the Pacific Northwest overview is JQB Design and the Delta Marine shipyard who also shed light on the ins-and-outs of their in house studio, the Delta Design Group. Travelling slightly further north to Canada, we also talk to the designers who created the 45m Big Fish, Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects, as well as Crescent Yachts, who has recently returned to its original family roots.
With the Rio Olympics 2016 just around the corner, we take a closer look at the Latin American superyacht industry, highlighting some of the most notable superyachts to come out of the undiscovered region, everything you need to know about superyacht berthing in Rio ahead of the Games and an in-depth insight into the industry as a whole.
Other compelling features and articles in this issue include a look at Matthias Bosse’s Hawk Yachts and the evolution of the Sea Hawk explorer, an interview with Vitters’ Managing Director Louis Hamming, and a unique look of the superyacht industry in 1979 from revered yacht historian Malcolm Wood.