Posted: 9th January 2017 | Written by: David Seal
The superyacht IZUMI is a Palmer Johnson 120, built by one of America's greatest shipyards and designed by Nuvolari Lenard; one of Italy's most successful design teams. The marriage of the 85 year old American builder and the sexy Italian designer gave birth to a range of beautiful offspring, and IZUMI is one of the finest examples.
Posted: 15th November 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
Discovery trips are a perk of the job for yacht charter brokers, but there's no better way to sell the dream than to experience it first hand. As well as confidence in the yacht and its crew, clients increasingly expect detailed knowledge about a destination and what's on offer. On a recent trip to French Polynesia, Bianca Nestor of Burgess shared her views on current hotspots and trends in the charter market.
Posted: 21st September 2016 | Written by: Camper & Nicholsons
Exploration yachting is fast becoming the next frontier in luxury charter, allowing guests to experience remote parts of the world that are often inaccessible any other way. The opportunity for adventure and discovery is now a reality thanks to a handful of yachts that are breaking new ground. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.
Posted: 3rd August 2016 | Written by: Camper & Nicholsons
In their superyacht brokerage review for the first half of 2016, Camper & Nicholsons report that sales for January - June were strong. A total of 153 superyachts over 30 meters were sold with a total length of 6,090 meters, compared to a total of 133 superyachts sold during the same period in 2015, and a total length of 4,207 meters.
Posted: 4th July 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
Yacht charter brokers and managers in the Mediterranean have been experiencing a slow start to the season but, over the past two weeks, and despite considerable turbulence in the world at large, the market seems to be picking up.
Posted: 20th May 2016 | Written by: Janine St. Denis
From the sparkling sands of the Whitsundays to the colorful coral of the Great Barrier Reef, there are few better places in the world to charter a yacht than Australia. Internationally renowned as a land of adventure and excitement, the Indian and Pacific Oceans surround this coastal nation so on-water pursuits are always on the agenda. From scuba diving to snorkeling to surfing, the water is a playground and main attraction for owners and guests during any charter in Australia.
Posted: 11th August 2015 | Written by: Sarah Drane
In May this year, APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, delivered the sad news that 1,000 illegal charter boats were operating in the Balearics with legitimate business down 5%. This month, APEAM’s President, Jose Maria Jimenez, said the industry had “gone through the worst spring in history” and worsened his prediction from 5% to 10%. However, not everyone agrees.
Posted: 29th June 2015 | Written by: Karen Hockney
Look around at the world’s leading yacht brokers and you would be hard pressed to find one with as colourful and interesting a story as Jonathan Beckett. Burgess’s CEO and charismatic frontman has weathered many a storm over the last quarter of a century, but his vision and business acumen have helped to transform the company into a global phenomenon in superyacht sales and construction.
Posted: 23rd June 2015 | Written by: Sarah Drane
APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, has recently reported that more than 1,000 vessels are operating illegally in the Balearics.
Posted: 18th May 2015 | Written by: Penny Hammond-Smith
The Italian Yachtmaster Association convened its first Legal Day in April inviting a number of experts to discuss the most confusing aspects of chartering in Italian waters. Alessandro Mazzoni, CEO of SOS Yachting, and SOS Yachting’s legal adviser, Ezio Vannucci from Moores Rowland Partners, took part together with representatives from Pesto Sea Group, Agenzia Marittima De Felice, San Giorgio Shipping Service, Yacht Welfare and Femobunker.