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Monaco Yacht Show Under Threat

Monday, May 18th, 2020

The future of the Monaco Yacht Show could be in doubt now that members of both the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) and the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) have withdrawn their support for this year’s show.  In a private letter seen by the press, both SYBAss and LYBRA have reached a joint and clearly defined decision […]

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Weather watch for southern Florida and the Bahamas,

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Watch out southern Florida and the Bahamas, the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico storm season has piped up quicker than many expected. A frontal system is shaping up to move east across the south-eastern Atlantic which will leave a tail centred around the Florida Keys area in the next two to three days. At this time […]

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Eighth Edition of Perini Navi Cup Postponed

Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Eighth Edition of the Perini Navi Cup originally scheduled to run from 16th to 19th September 2020 has been put back by one year. Perini Navi, who design and builder of sailing and motor superyachts, made the decision stating it was “Necessary due to the persistent Covid-19 emergency and its expansion into almost every country […]

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Bournmouth Evening Echo Reports Sunseeker Job Losses.

Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Bournmouth Evening Echo has reported that Sunseeker International, based in Poole Dorset (near Bournmouth) is planning to axe a fifth of its workforce. Sunseeker employs around 2,600 people and 460 of those jobs are set  to be lost as the Chinese owned company grapples with the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The company suspended production […]

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Report Forecasts Superyachts Sales, Revenue 2020 – 2026

Monday, May 4th, 2020

A new 112 page report that purports to detail superyacht market analysis, competitive landscape, and provide a sales, revenue forecast from 2020 until 2026 has been published by Report Hive is offered for sale at US$4500 Report Hive’s latest publication, entitled “Superyachts Market Research Report 2020”, looks at the drivers and restraints present in the […]

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Charter Broker Role During Coronavirus Crisis

Monday, April 27th, 2020

In a situation that no Charter Broker could have imagined just a short time ago, the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis has created an exceptional amount of disruption to summer travel plans for yacht charterers worldwide. While the need for flexibility has been unavoidable, many charter brokers continue to work tirelessly to ensure that their […]

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Waste Generated by Virus

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Waste generated in the bid to save thousands of lives could well cost millions of other lives lost. If the Corona Virus is teaching those of us who love the sea and everything that sails upon it anything, then we are learning some home truths.  Not all of them are palatable. Who knew, until this happened, […]

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Cheaper Yacht Fuel Comes to an End

Monday, April 20th, 2020

The chances of continuing with cheaper yacht fuel for boats based in the UK was dealt a final blow today. The Cruising Association’s Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS) has been in communication with HMRC and confirmed, as a result of the March Budget Statement, that it is their intention to legislate that red diesel […]

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Million Pound Wrecked Yacht Available for Charter

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Built and sold for over £3 million in 2014, she spectacularly lost her keel and sank off the coast of Spain in 2015.  Now she is being offered for charter at £1 million.  That is quite something for an Oyster 825 that started sailing as Polina Star III and is now happily sailing the oceans as Champagne Hippy Currently in […]

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New Covid 19 Infection Test from Martek Marine

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Because superyachts are at high risk of COVID 19 infection while they are in port during crew changes, the IMO have issued new guidelines requiring Captains to implement pre-boarding screening of seafarers to help combat the escalating problem. These guidelines are contained within IMO Circular Letter No.4204/dated 5th March 2020 in which it is stated […]

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