The latest edition of the SuperYacht Times newspaper is out now and available for purchase. This issue we’re excited to be shining the spotlight on the sailing yachts of the world - from discussing design with the creators of the most technical regatta-favourites, to exploring the thrills of sailing yacht ownership with two passionate sailors.
When you look at the dwindling numbers of new build sailing superyachts or, indeed, the number of quality sailing vessels on the brokerage market, you would be forgiven for thinking that the sailing industry is in trouble. This issue has taught us that it certainly isn’t doom and gloom when looking to the future of the sailing yacht market, however.
Many of the designers we’ve spoken to for this issue agree, stating that some of the most exciting developments in the world of yachting are coming from the sailing sector. Within our first pages we take a look at Oceanco’s Black Pearl and Royal Huisman’s Project 400 - clear demonstrations that there is, indeed, more innovation than ever when it comes to these technical vessels, proving that sailing does not have to be ‘traditional’, and certainly does not have to be boring.
Photo: Nicholas Canepa Two sailing yacht owners who further prove this point are Paola Trifirò and Tony Todd. With Mrs Trifirò’s latest sailing yacht, the 32.6m Vitters-built Ribelle, she pulled out all the stops to ensure the delivery of not only a high-performance racing yacht, but a luxury home-away-from-home, with all the creature comforts one would want when cruising. Mr Todd, owner of the Custom Baltic 112 Liara currently in build at the Finnish yard, further proves this point, incorporating the very best technical innovations onboard for a yacht that will perform in regattas but, most importantly, will host himself and his wife on an extensive, comfortable trip around the world.
IN THIS ISSUE
Ownership - Paola Trifirò, Ribelle
Ownership - Tony Todd, Baltic 112 Liara in build
Designing Sailing Superyachts: Philippe Briand, Andre Hoek, German Frers, Malcolm McKeon
Market - 10 Questions with Burgess’ Jonathan Beckett
Closer Look - Royal Huisman’s Ngoni
Construction - Richard Hadida comments on what’s next for Oyster Yachts
Construction - The future of Perini Navi
Construction - Rebuilding Classics: Looking at Endeavour 30 years on
So, luxury cruisers, high-performance super speed demons, and everything in between, the sailing sector is an industry with a lot to give to clients. Without further ado, order your issue now and jump into this special sailing edition of the SuperYacht Times.