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Celebrating superyacht innovation in the latest edition of the SuperYacht Times

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Gemma Fottles

The very first edition of 2018 of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is out now and available to order. This year we will be doing things a little differently, and we look forward to publishing theme-specific issues over the next 12 months, the first which has a focus on a term used - or perhaps, overused - constantly in our industry: Innovation. 

SuperYacht Times newspaper issue XVIIIPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

In the process of putting together this issue, we learned a lot about innovation, some we knew, some we certainly didn’t. One theme that rings true throughout most features within this issue is that though true innovation does exist (our feature exploring the world of Dutch designer Cor D. Rover proved just this as we delve into some of the studio’s very cool patented 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. 

SuperYacht Times newspaper issue XVIIIPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

One such shipyard who exactly demonstrates this statement is Feadship, so we met up with Henk de Vries 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, 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 also caught up with Crichton to hear more about the boundaries the 2011-built Como set and why he thinks that sailing is undoubtedly the most innovative sector in the business. 

SuperYacht Times newspaper issue XVIIIPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

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.

SuperYacht Times newspaper issue XVIIIPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

With other features including a behind-the-scenes look at Y.CO in Monaco, an exploration of the relationship between Bitcoin & Brokerage, a special Antarctica feature with EYOS Expeditions, a closer look at innovation in design with Claydon Reeves, and a unique photo feature detailing some of the most innovative developments in superyachting, subscribe now to receive your issue straight to your door and never miss another issue.  

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