We are delighted to announce that the eco-edition of The SuperYacht Times is out now.
As fans of yachting and sailing, our readers are, by default, admirers of the ocean. However, people could be forgiven for not immediately associating the issue of sustainability with superyachts.
This edition of the newspaper – packed as it is with people, companies and boats that all push the boundaries when it comes to eco-consciousness within the industry – will hopefully change a few minds.
The pandemic has given the environment an unexpected breather and, as we emerge from lockdown, dusting off our passports and travel bucket lists, it will be impossible to ignore the importance of a subject that's justifiably been headline news for years.
In this issue, Justin Ratcliffe explores how interior designers are ensuring sustainability doesn't equate to a lack of luxury, as well as investigating what the 'Yacht of 2030' may look like with the Dutch firm Van Ooosanen Naval Architects. We also discover what shipyards are doing to ensure sustainability is a priority on land as well as off, and how some vessels, like REV Ocean (below), are part-time superyachts, part-time conservation enterprises.
We were also thrilled to go aboard Canova, Baltic's next-generation superyacht (pictured below), as well as take a closer look at 39.37-metre Aurelia, the first hull in Cantiere delle Marche's Flexplorer series due to launch later this summer.
Ralph Dazert, head of our in-house intelligence team, provides a brilliant overview of what the last few months have meant in real-terms with his statistical sales round-up, (an interesting, and perhaps surprisingly, fairly positive read given these strange times) and you'll also find interviews with Francis Lapp, President of Sunreef Yachts and Nadine Abrahams, owner of the 39.6-metre Maiora superyacht Always Believe.
Discover the issue for yourself by subscribing now.