Media Inquiries

The team has been quoted by many international publications. Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding the superyacht industry.

A short overview of articles who refer to

The Observer (Guardian) - UK - 4 January 2009

Merijn de Waard, founder of website, said: "There are more big boats for sale now. I think there will be a price correction. That is logical because there is less demand."

He added: "In the past, very large yachts have sold quickly because there were a lot of people who wanted a yacht instantly and had the cash to buy them. But many of the shipyards that build these boats have orders until 2012, so they can afford to survive without any new orders for a few years."


The National - UAE - 21 November 2008

According to Merijn de Waard, editor in chief of SuperYacht Times, Abu Dhabi is already on the super-yacht radar: “We publish about five to seven news articles every day and over the past year we have seen an increased number of articles related to Abu Dhabi.”

The region, he believes, “has the potential to attract the superyacht set as a cruising area. A lot is still under construction but they have beautiful islands and coastline.”


The New York Times - USA - 30 March 2008

Mr. Perkins reportedly spent at least $150 million on building the yacht. He has asked its builder, Perini Navi, to offer it for $181 million, according to


The Wall Street Journal - USA - 26 March 2008

Why, after going through all this trouble building such a prize, would you put it up for sale?

Good question. According to, Mr. Perkins has put Maltese Falcon on the market for 115 million euros. (That’s it pictured; photo courtesy of Merjin de Waard of It’s being listed by Perini Navi, which built the boat. Maltese Falcon has been in the water for less than two years.


Arabian Business - UAE - 16 December 2007

The 82-metre (270-feet) Ocean Breeze, built in 1981 by Danish shipyard Helsingor Vaerft, started life as the Qadissiyat Saddam, but was never actually delivered to Iraq, says


Al Arabiya News Channel - Saudi Arabia - 16 December 2007

Brokers Burgess of London is selling the yacht for 23,512,790 euros, or 34,450,000 dollars, according to