“One of the biggest failures in the world at the moment is that we put politics and money before people. How much do we value human life?” The thought-provoking words of Regina Catrombone, this issue's cover star – who discusses the challenges and rewards of being the first-based sea-based NGO aboard M/Y Phoenix.
Elsewhere in this issue, Alan Sugar, British businessman, superyacht owner and currently a weekly fixture on UK television as the star of The Apprentice, speaks to The Superyacht Owner this issue about his return to yachting. His striking 55m M/Y Lady A was one of six superyachts built by Japanese shipyard Nishii Zosen K.K in the mid eighties and is currently undergoing a 10-month refit at Burgess Marine.
Superyacht regattas have never been more popular, or safer, thanks to the work of the Superyacht Racing Association. The Superyacht Owner speaks to key figures behind the organization including Ed Dubois and Barry Houghton, learning how it was born out a terrifying accident on board S/Y Salperton.
Perini Navi’s first motoryacht is built for an owner with an environmental conscience and his heart set on exploration. Following S/Y Exuma’s return from an extensive five-year circumnavigation, The Superyacht Owner steps on board at the Perini Navi Cup.
Much more, including an interview with Stefano Tossiti, who chats about his aims and aspirations for BWA, Spirit Yachts, who discuss their most recent tender launch – and finally, we head Down Under to investigate the Australian charter market.
The Superyacht Owner, Issue 20 is out now. Subscribers can access the magazine online by logging in here.