With the MYBA Charter Show behind us, the LYBRA Superyacht Show and Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous kicking off this week and the rest of the summer's events on the horizon, it couldn't be a better time to introduce the May/June issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper. Exclusively available via subscription, Issue 26 follows our new condensed format, 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 pique your interest. Photo: SuperYacht TimesIn our Interview feature on pages 6-7, the ebullient Italian Managing Director of Azimut Yachts, Marco Valle explains his reasoning for why the global financial crisis was the best thing to ever happen to the superyacht industry, outlines the trials and tribulations of managing a diverse product range, and gives us all of his the latest predictions for the newest Azimut models: the S10 and the Azimut Grande Trideck in the upcoming years. Photo: SuperYacht TimesWith the subject of refit proving itself to be a hot topic on everyone’s lips in 2019, in our Market column on page 10, we take a look at the refit market and discover some of the challenges behind mapping this exciting and expansive market sector. In the latest of our special sections beginning on page 15, we bring you the first ever SYT 50, a list which spotlights a selection of the industry’s most distinctive superyachts. Whether it’s due to their quirky hull designs, their impressive performance on the water or their popularity with owners all around the world, there is plenty here to whet your appetite. Photo: SuperYacht TimesAt SuperYacht Times, we know that the sailing portion of the industry can sometimes feel a little overshadowed, so for the keen sailors amongst you, we have a special treat in the form of an interview with a man who needs no introduction, thanks, in part, to his nine World Championship titles: Mr Ken Read (page 12).Photo: SuperYacht TimesMultihull superyachts: they're niche, utterly distinctive and turn heads whenever they make an appearance at marinas. But who is it that's actually buying them? In our special 'The Owner's Talk' feature on p.38, we talk to Anto Marden, the owner of the space-age 42.5-metre McConaghy Boats trimaran Adastra (which is now for sale) alongside the owner of classic Sunreef catamaran Che and get the lowdown on what makes these boats so magnificent to their owners.
Photo: SuperYacht TimesIn our ‘On board’ feature on page 24, Charl van Rooy steps onto the eye-catching Turquoise flagship superyacht, the 77-metre motor yacht Go and discovers how this bold and beautiful yacht, started on speculation and completed for a sports-fanatic owner, has brought the Turkish shipyard into the spotlight.Photo: SuperYacht TimesFinally, with warmer weather around the corner (or so we hope!), it is only right that many of our features aim to inspire a sense of ‘wanderlust’ in the reader. Whether it’s cruising around the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea in our Croatia and Montenegro travel special on page 36 or hearing about one owner’s extraordinary adventures around some of the world’s most remote regions on board the 46-metre superyacht Qing (page 32), we’ve got your summer travel inspiration covered.Photo: SuperYacht Times
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF THE SUPERYACHT TIMES NEWSPAPER:
At the Yard - How Lynx Yachts is getting primed to take on the market
Design - Design to Delivery: The Beginning of Project Black Shark
In Pictures - A Change of Setting - Caribbean superyachts
Business - Giuseppe Palumbo: Building Brands
... and much, much more.
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