We are delighted to announce that our tech-edition of The SuperYacht Times is out now, focusing on the technology that is driving the advancement of the industry – be it on board or off.Never before has our reliance on technology been so obvious and so necessary. Lockdown has simultaneously emphasised our human need for physical connection… and technology’s ability to step into the breach when it’s taken away.
In these unprecedented times, we’re all dependent on technical solutions to navigate our professional and personal lives, and the breathtaking pace of digital development is undeniably exciting, whether you’re a tech-head or analogue purist. Yachting should be one industry ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting groundbreaking tech. Why? Well, for one thing, because owners have the resources to invest, and for another, because superyachts are technical marvels in and of themselves: floating homes/science labs/expedition centres built from scratch that can travel hundreds of miles through the world’s most inhospitable environments.
But while the means and desire is there – is the adoption of advanced technology in yachting happening in reality?
Justin Ratcliffe sets out to investigate exactly this in his articles ‘The Intelligent Superyacht’ which looks into how data-driven solutions are being adopted within the industry, and ‘Crunching the Numbers’, in which three companies reveal how they’re accelerating the tech-transition through the use of Cloud-based systems and Augmented Reality (AR). Tech aside, last month we got the chance to revisit the extraordinary Espen Øino-designed 2002-built Skat, which can be marvelled at in all its glory in our ‘On Board’ feature; we also ‘met’ (via tech, of course) Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov, Managing Director of Moran Yacht & Ship Sean Moran, and BG Charade owner Bobby Genovese.
Phew! It’s been a busy couple of months, so please put on the kettle, make an entirely un-futuristic cup of tea, and enjoy the issue by subscribing now.