Moretti’s story sets the tone for an issue that takes a hard-nosed look at the business of ownership: charter, ownership structures and inspections, alongside the more purely pleasurable side of yachting.
Catching up with some of the industry’s top charter brokers at the MYBA Charter Show in Genoa, we ask if owners have realistic expectations about the revenue their yacht can bring in from charter in today's crowded market and what they can do to make their yacht stand out.
Owain Rowlands, chief officer aboard 56m Benetti Ulysses, who found his vessel recently boarded by Port State Control inspectors in Livorno, explains what to expect in this situation. Meanwhile an owner, project manager and designer each offer their thoughts on the pros and cons of dual ownership.
Features on the future of American superyacht design, a breakdown of what security approaches and tactics are needed on a yacht, plus more stories from owners, including 31m Rainbow Rose owner and entrepreneur, Stefan Ackerie, complete this wonderful eighth issue of The Superyacht Owner.