SuperyachtNews.com contacted a raft of superyacht companies to check in and found that, despite the difficult conditions, it was very much a case of ‘business as usual’.
Despite tidal surges that tore the landscape of England’s southwestern coast Christine Winans, of Falmouth-based Pendennis said the yard had remained unfettered. “Although the seas were extremely dramatic on the north coast of Cornwall,” she explained, “Falmouth itself is sheltered.” “Although there were more surfing opportunities than normal, it didn’t affect the projects in the yard.”
Across the Atlantic, Captain Martyn Walker spoke to SuperyachtNews.com on 8 January as his vessel, 78.6m Royal Denship Pegasus V negotiated testing conditions on route to north Florida from the Caribbean. “We had some waves last night that were huge, and would have made for spectacular photos taken by someone watching from another ship”, Walker said. “We are currently under the Bahamas Bank with 50-knot gusts and will clear the bank onwards to Jacksonville later this afternoon.”
And lest we forget, for those who venture further afield, the weather is still rather delightful in many parts of the world, as this image of ‘high season in Phuket', from Yacht Solutions proves…