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Millennium Cup superyacht regatta postponed

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

The Millennium Cup, in New Zealand has been postponed in response to an elevated Covid alert level across New Zealand. The Millennium Cup regatta was due to start tomorrow, but despite the Americas Cup being in full swing, the organisers have elected to postponed the regatta to March 2021. With the event due to start […]

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Canadian Government Extends Cruise Ship Ban

Friday, February 12th, 2021

The Canadian government has extended its ban on cruise ships for 12 more months bring the future of Alaskan cruising into doubt. Canada’s new order also prohibits superyachts and pleasure crafts carrying more than 12 people from entering Arctic coastal waters. The temporary ordinance which came into force last March banning large cruise ships from […]

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Yacht Crew Recruiting Industry Impacted by Covid-19

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

The super yacht crew recruitment market was hit fast and violently by the Covid-19 pandemic, with plans to hire crew delayed or cancelled altogether. Overnight, many professional yacht crew, lost part or all of their income. Even if still working, many from superyacht Captains down through to the junior ranks, had to accept salary cuts […]

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Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks?  Feadship, the Dutch superyacht building consortium believe you certainly can. To prove it, they are going to fit a new helideck onto yacht they first built way back in 1986 as part of major refit. Their refit and repair yard in Makkum has welcomed home the […]

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New Standard in Bluewater Cruisers

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Oyster Yachts have announced the launch of their much anticipated 50-foot yacht, which promises to set a new standard in her class. In doing so they have set another standard reaching the milestone figure of a newly built production sailing yacht costing £20,000 per foot. In 1978 the company’s 46 ft cruising ketch designed by […]

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First Amels 60 Begins Outfitting Phase

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

The hull of the first Amels 60 superyacht has arrived from Poland at Damen Yachting’s outfitting yard in the Netherlands ahead of her delivery in spring 2022. The new 60-metre yacht designed by Espen Øino is the first of three semi custom yachts now under construction and the first of a new size of Limited […]

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Affluent Travel has been Transformed by Covid-19

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Affluent travel in the South of France & beyond has changed.  Luxury real estate brokers and superyacht charter agents are adapting their offerings to cater for High-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth travellers whose travel habits have changed over the period of the pandemic. Bookings High-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth travellers have been more willing to make plans despite Coronavirus restrictions, […]

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Different Approach to Traditional Charter Service Model

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Trying to find a different approach to the traditional charter service model is becoming a habit for two successful brokers. They carved their names into the success tree while working for Burgess and in late 2017, surprised the industry by quitting the top name and opting to form the London division of YachtZoo Clearly that […]

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Picking up the Pieces of Bankrupt Perini Navi

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Who will be picking up the pieces of the recently bankrupted Perini Navi shipyards? The future of the Perini Navi brand is a matter of speculation now that the company has been declared bankrupt.  Matters had looked so bright for the Italian sailing superyacht builder when in 2017, the Tabacchi family’s holding company Fenix S.r.l, […]

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Going Going Gone

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

The words Going, going, gone are synonymous within the world of fine art auctions but are less often associated with the sale of a superyacht. BVA Auctions, the largest online auction house in Europe is hoping to change that as it auctions off Nordic Star a 37 metre superyacht with an ownership history that includes […]

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