We are pleased to announce that the 18th edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper was published last week. Welcome to 2018’s first issue of the SuperYachtTimes! We’re excited to present theme-specific issues throughout the rest of the year, the first of which has a focus on a term used (or perhaps, overused) constantly in our industry: Innovation.
In the process of putting together this issue, we learned a lot about innovation, some things we knew, some we certainly didn’t. One theme that rings true throughout most features within these pages is that though true innovation does exist (check out the world of Dutch designer Cor D. Rover on page 20 for some very cool creations!), no matter how technically impressive, creatively genius, or spectacularly different the innovation in question is, the application and therefore existence of that creation is, ultimately, in the hands of the owner.
One such shipyard which exactly demonstrates this is Feadship. Turn to page 12 to learn about the collaborative process of creating unique superyachts at Feadship, and how with a client list filled with some of the world’s brightest minds, Henk De Vries thinks that innovation is inevitable. Serial yacht-owner and sailor, Neville Crichton, is just one of Feadship’s clients that have proven this theory. We caught up with Crichton to hear more about the new standards the 2011-built Como set and why he thinks that sailing is undoubtedly the most innovative sector in the business.
Any conversation regarding superyacht innovation is bound to see the name ‘Sailing Yacht A’ crop up, so including Nobiskrug in our special Innovation Issue was a no-brainer. With so much talk surrounding the controversial vessel, it was a real pleasure to sit down with Holger Kahl, Managing Director of the yard, to hear his compelling views on Sailing Yacht A and innovation in the superyacht business. Now with 40 pages to enjoy all packed with the very best insights into superyacht innovation, sit back and enjoy another fantastic issue of the SuperYacht Times.
We are pleased to announce that the 17th edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper was published last week. We’ve had a busy few weeks at SuperYachtTimes since our last issue, with the whole team attending both the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows, and a number of exciting developments revealed. Probably the most noticeable to our readers will be the completely revamped SuperYachtTimes.com, with a fresh new design and several new features we hope you are all enjoying.
As part of our rebranding process, some of you may have seen that we’ve also upped our game when it comes to video content, creating several ultra-cool vlog-style videos during our time at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. One man who certainly agrees with a push towards an increased focus on digital growth in our business is Mr Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group. I managed to steal an hour of Galassi’s time in Monaco this year, who warmly welcomed me on board CRN’s impressive 74m Cloud 9. An amiable, sophisticated, all-round-cool guy, Galassi shares some interesting insights into the daily processes and the future of one of the industry’s most important companies on page 8.
From one Italian yacht to another, I also had the pleasure of visiting Mr Charles Cohen in Nice, owner of Benetti’s new 67m Seasense. One of New York’s most revered real estate magnates, Cohen is a true family-man, and as he and his wife share in our interview on page 14, family is really at the core of their brand new superyacht.
Don’t miss our FLIBS preview feature on page 34, and be sure to learn how you can help with the aftermath of some of the region’s worst hurricanes to date in the Caribbean on page 30. With our annual party for the superyacht industry, SuperYacht Night, taking place in our home city of Amsterdam in mid-November during METSTRADE, we look forward to seeing you all there. Until then, enjoy another fantastic issue of the SuperYacht Times.
We are pleased to announce that the biggest ever edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is out now. This Monaco Yacht Show special issue is filled with some of our coolest features to date, including our first in-depth interview with renowned exterior designer and all-around rock star, Espen Oeino. Spending an afternoon with the man himself in his Monegasque office, we discover the modest side of the man behind the world’s most celebrated superyachts and find out why he thinks the uber-luxurious reputation inextricably attached to yachting could be killing our own industry.
Speaking of Monaco, we are pleased to present our Top 10 list of new superyachts not to miss at this year’s edition of the Show, as well as sit down with Managing Director Gaëlle Tallarida who lets us know what’s new for 2017. We’ve also taken a closer look into what exactly makes Monaco the capital of yachting. We speak with CEO of the Monaco Yacht Club, Bernard d'Alessandri, about the dedication of the Principality to safeguarding sailing and the beauty of yachting, as well as President of the Ports de Monaco, Aleco Keusseoglou, who sheds some light on the developments at the latest addition to the Monaco port network: Cala del Forte.
As most of our readers will know, at SuperYacht Company we are constantly striving to improve and progress our industry for the benefit of all - something in which we demonstrated in our very first edition of SuperYacht Gallery earlier this year in London. We’re also taking the first step to progress with the introduction of our unique SuperYacht iQ system. Designed to provide decision makers with reliable, easy-to-find and essential data and information, Merijn de Waard introduces and explains our latest innovative product within this issue.
With other features including a closer look at Camper & Nicholsons International with President, Paolo Casani, a discussion regarding women in yachting with a female owner, builder, exterior designer and captain, owner’s insights featuring Legend and the newly delivered Skyler, and a Norway destination feature that is sure to instantly induce an alarming amount of superyachting wanderlust, subscribe now to receive your copy straight to your door, and enjoy another fantastic issue of the SuperYacht Times.
We are pleased to announce that the 15th edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper was published last week. Just some of the highlights from this issue include an interview with the charismatic American owner, Chapman Ducote, as well as a photo gallery review of our groundbreaking event, SuperYacht Gallery.
We’re also excited to present an in-depth feature on Baglietto, one of the longest standing shipyards in the world, where Charl van Rooy sits down with the Italian yard’s CEO, Michele Gavino, at their facilities in La Spezia. Joining the company in 2015, Gavino reveals an interesting insight into his new-age way of thinking towards the future of the world of yachting.
With the Mediterranean summer season very much in full swing, readers are invited to enjoy a destination insight into the wonders of Greece, where Captain David Clayman of RH3 takes us through his favourite Grecian itinerary. We also share fascinating charter and brokerage insights from the experts at Monaco-based brokerage firm Thompson Westwood White as well as industry veteran, Hein Velema, who talks us through the secrets to brokerage success.
Subscribe now to receive your copy straight to your door, and we hope that you enjoy another fantastic issue of the SuperYacht Times - whether you’re reading onboard whilst soaking up the Mediterranean sun or escaping slightly less desirable climes within our pages. We look forward to seeing you all for the start of the show season in September!