SuperYacht Times monthly recap January 2018

Written by Gemma Fottles

Since our launch over a decade ago, the SuperYacht Times media team has been on the forefront of delivering breaking industry news, and completely dedicated to developing the most exciting superyacht stories from all over the world. Travelling to shows and events is a large part of this process, as is chasing the stories wherever they may be. So, here is the first of our monthly SuperYacht Times’ recaps, to share with you, our readers, a behind-the-scenes look at our team here in Amsterdam.  

Hull launch of Feadship’s Project 818 
8th January

Feadship Project 818Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

Our in-house photographer Tom van Oossanen travelled to NMC’s facility in Holland to capture the hull launch of Feadship’s latest 75-metre project currently in build. Known as Project 818 for now, her hull and superstructure were then moved to the Feadship yard in Kaag. 

Onboard Seven Sins in St Lucia 
8th January 

Editors Gemma Fottles and Charl van Rooy travelled to the Caribbean as the New Year kicked off to spend a few days sampling the superyacht lifestyle onboard the 52-metre Sanlorenzo superyacht, Seven Sins, with YPI where she is available for charter. Check out the vlog above or our onboard review here

Welcoming the New Year at Diana Yacht Design
11th January

Bluebird 55m concept

Company Director, Merijn de Waard, and Tom van Oossanen paid our friends at Diana Yacht Design a visit in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, to ring in the New Year with a Dutch borrel with fellow industry professionals. Read our interview with Director, Hans-Maarten Bais, from the SuperYacht Times newspaper here

New digital intern joins the team 
12th January

SuperYacht Company logo

At SuperYacht Company we are very much focused on promoting the superyacht industry to a younger generation - not just future clients, but also future professionals. As we sadly bid farewell to our editorial intern, Florent Moranzoni who will now go on to study yacht design, we welcomed our new digital intern, Matteo Sabattini, who is heavily involved with keeping all of our platforms fresh and optimised. Read about recent changes to SuperYacht Company here

Visit to ModelMaker’s facilities in Italy
16th January

Superyacht modelmaker craftsmanPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

Charl van Rooy headed over to the beautiful city of Itri in Italy to visit Giuseppe Capobianco, the man behind ModelMaker Group. Watch out for the vlog taking you behind-the-scenes of the world of modelmaking soon! Interested in superyacht model making? Read our article here

Team trip to boot Düsseldorf
23rd January 

The sales and editorial teams headed across the border to Düsseldorf to make the most of Germany’s annual international yachting event, where Editorial Assistant, Georgia Tindale, got her first taste of yacht shows. Didn’t make it to Germany this year? Watch our Düsseldorf vlog above. 

The Pantaenius Party, boot Düsseldorf
25th January

boot Dusseldorf 2018 Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

With Düsseldorf in such close proximity to our home city of Amsterdam, Merijn de Waard and Sales Manager Martijn Westerink wasted no time in heading back to Germany to celebrate a successful show and start to the New Year with Pantaenius. 

Superyacht Investor London
31 Jan

Jamie Edmiston and other speakers at Superyacht Investor London 2018Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht Times

Merijn and Martijn are back on the road today for the first day of Superyacht Investor London, where they will be meeting our London-based industry colleagues and enjoying a host of talks from prominent peers in the superyacht business. 



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