Following what can best be described as a somewhat stormy winter and with strong winds raging across the Netherlands and elsewhere, it can sometimes feel that we are a million miles away from enjoying any warmer weather and the beginning of the yachting season. However, the year will soon run its course, and as we look forward to the coming of spring, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce the delights in-store within the March/April issue of The SuperYacht Times newspaper, available via subscription or by picking up your copy at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show. Photo: SuperYacht TimesAs is well known, at SuperYacht Times, we are all about digging deep into superyacht market data and this issue is no different. As well as our usual market column (in which Ralph Dazert scrutinises yacht sales and deliveries across 2019), you can also enjoy our bumper special section focused on ‘The State of the Market’ which examines how new and used yacht sales, yacht construction and yacht ownership have evolved in three key regions of the world since 2015. Check it out on page 26.Photo: SuperYacht TimesSince her unveiling last summer by the Australian shipyard SilverYachts, the 85-metre superyacht Bold has been a true head-turner, thanks to her distinctive naval look and high-tech features. As so much more than just a looker, and with exploration built into the core of her design, Bold has already ticked off over 20,000 nautical miles within her first six months. We step on board and meet with her owner and shipyard founder, Guido Krass to discover more (p.24). (Article is also available online here). Photo: Guillaume PlissonIt cannot be denied that both the industry and the world at large are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact of climate change, prompting pressing questions to be raised about how superyachts will be powered in the years to come. With the potential of hydrogen as the transport fuel of the future already proving to be a hot topic in 2020, Justin Ratcliffe took a close look at the 30-metre hydrogen-powered catamaran Energy Observer before it kicked off on its four-year around the world voyage (discover more about the vessel in our online article here). Photo: George ContyPhoto: SuperYacht TimesALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF THE SUPERYACHT TIMES NEWSPAPER:
Travel: Venturing around the world with the 69-metre Game Changer (p.42)
Profile: How fifth-generation Hans Lo is building on the Cheoy Lee name (p.16)
The Interview: An exclusive look inside Emirati yacht builder Gulf Craft with the Alshaali family (p.8)
... and much, much more.