After a typically busy (and uncharacteristically hot!) summer season, we are finally ready to gear up to the biggest event in the yachting calendar. That’s right, Monaco Yacht Show is just around the corner. To this end, we can introduce our September/October of The SuperYacht Times newspaper which is available via subscription, or by picking up your copy at the Monaco Yacht Show. To get you in the mood, we present our preview of all the new boats you don’t want to miss while pounding the docks (p.24) as well as examining how the show has developed in its 28-year history in our ‘In Pictures’ feature (p.50). In our special Monaco market column, Ralph Dazert delves into the data of the superyacht fleet at the show. Check it out on page 18 to find out all you need to know about this year’s lineup, which represents €3.8 billion’s worth and over 5km of 30m+ boats on display: not bad! One man who is more than familiar with the ins and outs of Monaco is seasoned superyacht designer Tim Heywood. I visit him in his tranquil Rutland studio to find out his insights on designing really big boats and chat about his favourite projects. (p.34). Speaking of big boats, we were delighted to have the opportunity to talk about all things Nobiskrug with Iskandar Safa, CEO and Chair of the Privinvest Group. Despite Safa fitting the description of a ‘man of few words’, we gained fascinating insights into the German yard’s business model, as well as the connections between the military and yachting elements of the Privinvest Group (p.16). For your bi-monthly dose of wanderlust, head to page 52 where the affable owner and wind-farm entrepreneur Brian O’Sullivan explains why British Columbia really is the place to be (and tempts us with promises of whale and bear spotting). If you’re pining after sunnier climes, get yourself to our Travel feature and read the inspiring account of how the owner and crew of superyacht La Dea II stepped up to the plate to provide support after Cyclone Winston struck the tropical paradise of Fiji (p.58).For all of this, and much more, click the subscribe link below and get your copy delivered straight to your door.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF THE SUPERYACHT TIMES NEWSPAPER:
On board - An exclusive look inside the highly-secretive 106-metre Lürssen Yachts Amadea
Business - Remy Millott on the highs and lows of GYG and the IPO
Profile - Exploring the future of Wider shipyard with Marcello Maggi
... and much, much more.