Issue 182 of The Superyacht Report is out now and available to purchase, or access online for existing subscribers. This issue marks The Superyacht Group’s 25th year and, in keeping with a silver-anniversary theme, the content focuses on the significant period of change that the superyacht market has undergone since 1992.
Prolific industry lawyers discuss how the legal framework for superyacht construction, sale and purchase and operation has evolved in 25 years and how this evolution has influenced the industry as a whole. Furthermore, throughout the issue, superyacht stalwarts from the service, technology, operations, brokerage and design sectors evaluate 25 years of development in their respective spheres.
With the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) just around the corner, this issue also focuses on providing a detailed examination of the US market. Featuring the US Yachtbuilding Report, with data provided by The Superyacht Intelligence Agency, Will Mathieson analyses the decline of US superyacht build numbers over the last 25 years and asks how US wealth can reinvigorate the sector.
Continuing the American theme, this issue’s operations commentary scrutinises the scaremongering that continues to occur in yachting forums and media concerning entry for foreign superyacht crew into the United States due to a perceived tightening of visa applications. As the article explains, however, there is still a place for superyacht crew within the current visa structure.
In one particularly topical article, Justin Ratcliffe investigates the proliferation of boat shows and asks both organisers and exhibitors to be frank about why some events succeed where others fail. This includes candid commentary on the upcoming FLIBS.
Finally, not to be missed in this issue is one of yachting’s great untold stories. 25 years ago, Broward Marine was the builder with the largest order book in the world, but today the yard is officially closed for business. We step away from the ins and outs of the brokerage market to tell the real story of Broward Marine and its spectacular fall from grace. Speaking to former yard representatives, Felix Sowerbutts finds out how Broward Marine carved a niche into the superyacht industry in America and left a remarkable imprint on the boating business in the rest of the world.
The above, however, is just a small sample of the essential content that fills the pages of the latest magazine. This issue is a true example that, even after 25 years, The Superyacht Report stands alone as the industry’s leading serious source of market information.
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