• Superyacht Refits: The Case for an Independent Project Manager

    Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Pippa Nicholas

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    The annual refit or yard period of a yacht is a time that many yacht captains and engineers dread. With endless lists of requirements for cost approval and ever more mandatory requirements for commercial registrations, is it more prudent to hire a professional project manager for the shore based operations of the vessel?
  • Feadship's 66m M/Y Vanish: Part II

    Posted: 16th June 2016 | Written by: Kelly Sanford

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    It all starts with a simple binary decision: Am I going to buy a boat? It’s a yes or no question. For the fortunate few for whom the answer is yes, it's an exciting time. But buying a yacht is a major investment, and the pesky devil dwells in the details. This is where an adept broker’s practical experience and understanding can help you narrow your focus and guide you in making the right choice without spoiling the fun.
  • Ocea Nemo 44: A Yacht for all Seasons

    Posted: 3rd February 2016 | Written by: Aldo Manna & Fulvio de Simoni

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    Conceived as the very first Sport Utility Yacht, Aldo Manna delivered his Ocea Nemo 44 Concept to Naval Architect Fulvio de Simoni, with the brief to reconnect owners with a passion for the sea.
  • Feadship's 66m M/Y Vanish: Part I

    Posted: 25th January 2016 | Written by: Kelly Sanford

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    Done right, a new construction project is a rewarding effort in making a dream come true. When Captain David was introduced to Northrop & Johnson's Kevin Merrigan through another broker, David had been working for the same yacht owners for over a decade and had already overseen two new-construction projects on their behalf.
  • Benetti: A Tradition of Italian Yachtbuilding

    Posted: 23rd August 2015 | Written by: Daniel Shea

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    Since the 1960s, Benetti has been a leader in the yachtbuilding industry. The company has married the finest in Italian craftsmanship with the utmost in modern technology in order to produce some of the world’s most iconic yachts.
  • A Legend Reborn: The Incredible Transformation of Falcon Lair

    Posted: 19th August 2015 | Written by: Christopher Sardo

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    Having recently been released by Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France, the newly transformed superyacht Falcon Lair has returned to sea, dressed in a brand new design and exterior appearance.
  • Lürssen Yachts: A German Legacy

    Posted: 7th July 2015 | Written by: Daniel Shea

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    Lürssen celebrated its 140th anniversary on 27 June 2015. It is a big milestone, and while so much has changed in that time, the company remains dedicated to a defining principle of quality and performance. As sales director Michael Breman says, “You are only as good as your last boat.”
  • Wayne’s World at Rybovich

    Posted: 14th May 2015 | Written by: Ken Kreisler

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    Creating the Rybovich Superyacht Yard & Marina is a continuing process for Wayne Huizenga Jr. and his crew. Sometime in 1900, a 16-year old Austro-Hungarian immigrant by the name of John Rybovich, equipped with some carpentry experience and little else, made it to the shores of the eastern United States. Finding work in construction and the burgeoning building sector, the young Rybovich began to hear talk about Florida.
  • The Rebound: Why 2014 Was a Great Year

    Posted: 25th March 2015 | Written by: Daniel Shea

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    By most counts, 2014 was exactly the banner year that the superyacht industry wanted it to be. It may even have been the year we needed it to be, given the somber tone with which many spoke as the previous year drew to a close. Over this past year, many thrived for the first time in a while, reporting unspectacular but solid numbers.
  • The History of Ancona Port

    Posted: 19th March 2015 | Written by: Laurence James

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    East of the Apennine mountains on the Adriatic Coast is the city of Ancona. The central Italian seaport and its shipyards boast a long and colourful history and in recent years has grown in size and importance. With a population of more than 100,000, Ancona's busy port originated from humble beginnings to become the modern capital of its eponymous province.
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