Exploring a History of Yachting

Written by Gemma Fottles

When it comes to the exploration of the History of Yachting, there is no one better suited to the task than revered yacht historian Malcolm Wood, a man almost unrivalled in the superyacht industry when it comes to comprehensive knowledge of vessels. Almost 30 years ago Wood took it upon himself to reinvent the validity and availability of superyacht data, in a process that continues to this day.

With his unparalleled level of expertise, it is with excitement that we announce Wood’s participation in SuperYacht Gallery London. Wood will be giving two historic seminars; the first will take a closer look at the Large Classic Motoryachts from the End of the Steam Era. Accompanied by Wood’s own personal collection of photographs through the years, he will examine a few of the classic survivors today, and contemplate which present day motor yachts will become future classics. This will take place in London’s Saatchi Gallery on 2nd June at 14:00. Buy your ticket here.

The second Historical seminar will take place on 3rd June at 13:00, and will explore the History of Yachting in more detail - from looking at the very first yacht brokers, the importance of sail versus motor in the early days, the boom of big yachts in the 1930s and when the yards as we know them today really started to evolve. To hear Wood present the History of Yachting, buy your ticket here to avoid disappointment.

With just two days to go until we open the doors to the Saatchi Gallery for the very first edition of SuperYacht Gallery, we look forward to welcoming you to discover the world of yachting.


To learn more about SuperYacht Gallery London, head to the website and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates. Are you a yacht owner, their family, captain or advisor? Come to SuperYacht Gallery as our VIP guest where we will be delighted to welcome you to enjoy several special privileges. Request your VIP ticket here.


Main Sponsor:

VIP Preview Sponsor:
Clyde & Co

Abeking & Rasmussen, Baglietto, Balk Shipyard, Benetti, Delta Marine, Heesen Yachts, Lürssen, Nobiskrug, Rossinavi, Sarp Yachts, Westport Yachts, and Amels

Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Claydon Reeves, Diana Yacht Design, Espen Oeino International, Studio Indigo, Tony Castro, Terence Disdale Design, and Winch Design

Other Partners:
Arik Levy, Moet Hennessy, Blue Marine Foundation, Breed Media, D. Porthault, J.L. Coquet, Kormaran, Leblon Delienne, Porto Montenegro, Vedder, TheYachtGuy, Halo Coffee, SquaredMK, Lalique, Devialet, Thomas Mercer, Triton Submarines, The Dutch Standard, Model Maker Group, Foglizzo, and Radio Zeeland.



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