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OneOcean: Serving up cuisine, refit and advice

Redefining the scope of “full-service” in the superyachting world, OneOcean opens its world-class Club in the heart of Barcelona and discusses its refit and advisory plans.

04 Feb 2015

The new Lazzara: Welcome the third generation

Joe and Steve Lazzara have formed Avanti Ocean Group with investor Geoff Bond and relaunched the well-known Florida yachting brand as Lazzara Custom Yachts and Tampa Marine Services.

16 Jan 2015

Wild Group partners with German specialist Färben

Superyacht vinyl wrapping firm Wild Group International has announced a new marine specific fabrication partner, German foil maker Färben. 

09 Jan 2015

Let's stop glossing over the issue

At the International Superyacht Coatings Conference in Amsterdam, paint professionals wrangled with what owners want versus what actually makes sense

17 Dec 2014

Benetti warranty in works as 100m projects set up

One of the busiest superyacht yards in the world is finalising plans for a full extended warranty programme which would cover key components of their products for up to four or five years, the company has confirmed.

17 Dec 2014

This is Paradise: Inside Horizon's latest

The Taiwanese yacht builder is one of the biggest in the world, with strong sales in Australia and around the world. We take a look inside their latest launch and chat with CEO John Lu...

10 Dec 2014

Rebuilding My Seanna: Joseph Leone

The 2001 Delta My Seanna emerged from an 18 month rebuild at Rybovich this autumn and has wowed the charter market, not least because of the extend of her renovation. Don Hoyt Gorman speaks with the owner's autonomous representative, Joseph Leone about th

05 Dec 2014

N&J to cater to Silicon Valley & Hollywood

Northrop & Johnson’s new LA office is being headed by former Quintessentially manager Brian Lucey, who says the new office will cater to celebrities and Silicon Valley executives alike

03 Dec 2014

A cheaper, better connection to the internet

An advance-look at what’s on the horizon for superyacht owners and operators when it comes to keeping the vessel connected with fat bandwidth at the lowest reasonable cost

27 Nov 2014

Low-emission anti-fouling research shows progress

Research from Boero YachtCoatings, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, the University of Portsmouth and the University of Gothenburg demonstrates new biocide technology with ultra-low emissions

27 Nov 2014

Future satcoms may come bundled from shipyards

Revelations and predictions from and for the superyacht satcoms market leads to a sale for e3 Systems at METS 2014

21 Nov 2014

Singapore yacht associations will merge by Spring

Singapore’s two industry yachting and marine associations have agreed to merge and relaunch in time for the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2015, the chairmen of the associations confirmed

14 Nov 2014

Aileen Rodriguez: My soul is in 'Solandge'

The interior stylist and designer sits down with Don Hoyt Gorman and discusses her approach to the owners' brief of something truly special...

13 Nov 2014

Luxury markets upbeat while data use is questioned

The latest survey from Wealth-X indicates the luxury industry is positive about its relationship with UHNWIs while highlighting how wider markets are working to optimise their products and services with customer data.

10 Nov 2014

Smart refit: address ballast water treatment now

We speak to one of the leading large yacht managers who advises taking advantage of 5-year surveys to fit ballast water treatment plants

06 Nov 2014

US Superyacht Association builds on continued success

The US Superyacht Association held its annual general meeting here at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and set it's agenda for the coming 12 months.

03 Nov 2014

Aboard the schooner Columbia with owner Brian D'Isernia

One of the hidden gems of the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the passion project of a former professional fisherman turned shipbuilder. Don Hoyt Gorman chats to Brian D'Isernia.

03 Nov 2014

Rossinavi announces new 62m

Italian yacht builder Rossinavi are set to announce a new 62m project, has learned.

31 Oct 2014

ZF Marine's US division shows higher than expected sales

The American yachting division of global marine propulsion company ZF Marine has posted higher than expected sales figures so far this year, explained its director, Wolfgang Schmid.

29 Oct 2014

Westport grows services in Florida

After the acquisition of Westport Yachts by the family-owned marine conglomerate Edison Chouest Offshore, the prolific builder is set to benefit from Chouest's broad marine network.

28 Oct 2014

Lunch with Christina Lotter and Patrik von Sydow

We chat with the president and owner of Danish Yachts about the technological achievements of the visionary yard that's pioneered over a decade of construction in carbon fibre

24 Oct 2014

Refit activity increases in Port Denia, Spain

The refit yard and marina complex, located on the Spanish coast, is expanding - with a 130m alongside berth now available, while the marina is nearly fully booked and the yard proceeds with refits, including major works on a 60m Feadship.

23 Oct 2014

At the intersection: Murat Vargi in Istanbul

At a dinner overlooking the Bosphorus, yacht owner and founder of TurkCell Murat Vargi reflects on Turkish yacht building and ownership.

17 Oct 2014

Take me to Tuzla: Dunya, Numarine and Alen Yachts's exclusive tour of the Turkish superyacht industry concluded with a trip to Istanbul to visit Dunya Yachts, Numarine and Alen Yachts.

17 Oct 2014

In the Free Zone 2: Alia and Sarp Yachts

On the second day of its tour of Antalya's Free Zone, discovers two lesser-known examples of genuine Turkish superyacht building quality at Alia Yachts and Sarp Yacht.

16 Oct 2014

In the Free Zone 1: Arkin Pruva and Sunrise

On the first day of a week-long tour of Turkey's superyacht industry, visited shipyards Arkin Pruva and Sunrise Yachts.

15 Oct 2014

Shipping owner sees the coming changes

Harry Vafias, the Greek owner of Stealth Gas as well as three superyachts, sees the rules and regulations that are starting to impact the superyacht industry from a long way off

10 Oct 2014

US taxman targets yacht owners

Word on the dock is that the US taxman is paying particular attention to superyacht owners these days, with a focus on overseas charter income. We take a closer look...

02 Oct 2014

MTN's Maestro and Transas' T-Bridge highlight yachting's tech future

Among the many new technologies showcased at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, two products pointed to the importance of open-platform development that lets competitors work together.

01 Oct 2014

We're throttling up says Westport's Daryl Wakefield

Daryl Wakefield, president of Westport Yachts says the American shipyard has re-hired workers and is developing a new line after the company's recent acquisition by one of their own customers, Gary Chouest

30 Sep 2014

Y.CO to launch 'oceans.eleven' captains’ committee

Mission to address industry issues and improve management and operational standards will be headed by retired Royal Navy Rear Admiral Scott Lidbetter, director of fleet protocol at Y.CO.

22 Sep 2014

Blohm+Voss' BV80: A semi-custom comeback

German shipbuilder enters the semi-custom business with a bold 80m Eidsgaard designed motoryacht in a move to reinvigorate its new-build operation

15 Sep 2014

Paint surveyor pilot course underway

SYBAss in conjunction with ICOMIA and working with the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS) and the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) has launched a course, qualification and certification system that aims to end costly subjective opinions on m

10 Sep 2014

Music to your cruise

DJ and music consultant Natalie Earp’s company Sound Purpose provides a bespoke music compilation service tailored to clients’ tastes, settings and activities. Now she’s partnered with Y.CO to offer an enhanced music service that last

09 Sep 2014

La Rochelle on next step to develop superyacht refit

The port authority of La Rochelle, France has selected superyacht refit firm Atlantic Refit Center and the industrial engineering company Eiffel Industrie as joint winners of the 'Your Atlantic Yachting Shipyard' competition, launched last October.

04 Sep 2014

Stanley Bey: "I'm out for good."

Insight and advice on yachting as a business and a hobby, from one of the most passionate and outspoken owners who has left the fleet

21 Aug 2014

Trimline’s new CEO sees scope for global expansion

“We’re always going to be in the superyacht market,” says new Trimline CEO, Andrew Richards. “But it will be balanced alongside our cruise and ferry work, which is more stable. We’re going to pick superyacht projects carefull

20 Aug 2014

Charter market heats up with advance bookings

Insight from charter brokers tells us the Med is booked solid at the 40m size range, while the Caribbean and Bahamas heats up as New England stays quiet

15 Aug 2014

ISO 14885 could save OEMs and yards money

A new harmonised standard covering safe installation of diesel engines on yachts under 500gt should prevent confusion arising over different class society rules. The next step, say the authors, is to have it included in MCA's next update to LY3

14 Aug 2014

Zeus Twelve to build White and Gold project

Eduard Gray’s new company puts the priority on delivering built products, starting with a trio of motorbike, car and tender

12 Aug 2014

Sanctions and superyachts

The deteriorating relations between the West and Russia could have an impact on the superyacht industry if clients for new build and charter find themselves on the receiving end of financial and travel restrictions

11 Aug 2014

Brokers on the Long Tail

While the big brokerage firms continue to dominate sales, small houses are able to turn a trade in the competitive world of superyachts

08 Aug 2014

Italian ‘occasional leasing’ fails to attract business

Despite the option to charter up to 42 days under a revised tax rule, few Italian-flagged yachts have taken up the option, experts say

01 Aug 2014

6 things charter clients are demanding this summer

Speaking with charter brokers around the world, we list the six most common requests they've been getting from their customers

28 Jul 2014

GE & Lloyd’s Register join forces on gas turbine tech

GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register have signed a memorandum of understanding to identify potential gas turbine-powered projects

25 Jul 2014

IMAX on your yacht. Why not?

Yacht Intelligence, Ken Freivokh Design and IMAX team up to create an on-board experience like no other...

21 Jul 2014

Couach CEO: We’re on the comeback

Christophe Kloeckner tells exclusively about exceeding their demanding client’s expectations, their new order and how technology transfer within their group holds the key to the future

16 Jul 2014

Porto Montenegro close to deal with a major Northern European shipyard

A potential deal could establish “one of the most significant yacht refit facilities in Europe,” within the Bay of Kotor and as part of the Porto Montenegro development, says MD Oliver Corlette.

11 Jul 2014

Get in close with Rossinavi Bahamas Series

With an eye on getting enthusiasts of secluded coves and secret beaches closer to the tranquillity of shore, Rossinavi and designer Horacio Bozzo have come up with a shallow-draft explorer yacht inspired by the Exumas

10 Jul 2014

Superyacht on the geordie shore

Captain Dale Smith of the 55m, 1100gt motor yacht Sovereign tells why they're up the River Tyne in his hometown of Newcastle. The arrival of the yacht has captured the imagination of the local media and citizens who have been excite

04 Jul 2014

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