With the yachting calendar in full swing for 2019, SuperYacht Times is delighted to announce that the March/April issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper has been released. Exclusively available via subscription, Issue 25 follows the same condensed format as Issue 24, with all the familiar features and sections presented in an informative and easy-to-digest format, covering breaking industry news, in-depth owner interviews, in-build reports of the latest superyacht projects and hot takes on the yachting market and intelligence. Here we give you a sneak preview of what's inside the latest issue to whet your appetite. Photo: SuperYacht TimesFor our Interview feature on pages 6-7, we sat down with the forthright Executive Chairman of Princess Yachts, Antony Sheriff and got his take on what the yachting industry could learn from the automotive industry, as well as learning how the British yachting brand is fortifying itself for the future through investing in R&D, expanding its workforce and launching new products such as the Princess X95.Photo: SuperYacht TimesWith the upcoming issues having a special focus on entrepreneurship in the yachting industry, it was the perfect time to speak to one Jasper Smith, the British founder of eco-exploration company Arksen which made its debut at this year's boot Düsseldorf, in our profile feature on pages 12-13. Collaborating with key names across the industry to make Arksen into reality - including Humphreys Yacht Design, Design Unlimited and Wight Shipyard - we got to the bottom of what makes Arksen's exploration vessels special, and why owning one is "a statement of intent", not a status symbol. Photo: SuperYacht TimesThe release of Issue 25 also marks the launch of our 'Special Sections' which will appear in subsequent issues: this time, it's the New-Build Report (pp.15-19). Looking at the new-build market in detail, we track some of the most exciting new-build sales, deliveries and launches from 2018, scrutinise the performance of the market with insights from key figures in the brokerage sector, and give our perspective on the state of intelligence in the superyacht industry. Photo: SuperYacht Times
In our At The Yard feature (pp. 26-27), Justin Ratcliffe went behind the scenes at Sanlorenzo's facility in La Spezia and took an exclusive look at the first Sanlorenzo 64 Steel which is fast approaching completion: Attila. Catching up with her Argentinian owner, we learned about the boat's distinctive features - including a massive barbeque pit in the main deck area - as well as why this repeat Sanlorenzo client decided to move up in size for his latest superyacht.Photo: SuperYacht TimesFinally, we have our owner interview which features on the cover of Issue 25: Carl Allen (pp.32-33). With a fleet comprising of a 55.3-metre Damen Yacht Support Vessel Axis, a 49-71-metre Westport Yachts motor yacht Gigi, an accompaniment of sportfishing boats, an aeroplane, a Triton Submarine and much more, we discovered how the former plastics magnate is helping to clean up the oceans and is even bringing an island in The Bahamas back to life. Photo: SuperYacht Times
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF THE SUPERYACHT TIMES NEWSPAPER:
Design - Here Comes the Sun: The future of solar-powered superyachts
Onboard - Volpini 2: Amels' new breed of superyacht
In Pictures - High Definition: The stories behind your favourite superyacht photographers' photos
Yacht Life - The Sea of Cortez: A true travel treasure
... and much, much more.
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