• Daniel Ziriakus, COO Northrop & Johnson on Trends in Superyachting

    Posted: 25th June 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson

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    Daniel Ziriakus is not someone you forget in a hurry. As well as his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Following a rapid ascent, Daniel is now Chief Operating Officer at Northrop & Johnson in Fort Lauderdale, where we caught up to get his take on the trends currently impacting the yachting industry.
  • Chartering a Yacht Down Under

    Posted: 20th May 2016 | Written by: Janine St. Denis

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    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.
  • 'Pirate' Yachts Won't Sink Balearic Charter Business

    Posted: 11th August 2015 | Written by: Sarah Drane

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    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.
  • Interview: Jonathan Beckett, Burgess Yachts

    Posted: 29th June 2015 | Written by: Karen Hockney

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    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.
  • Illegal Balearic Boat Charter Threatens Industry

    Posted: 23rd June 2015 | Written by: Sarah Drane

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    APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, has recently reported that more than 1,000 vessels are operating illegally in the Balearics.
  • Chartering in Italy: Inching Towards Clarity

    Posted: 18th May 2015 | Written by: Penny Hammond-Smith

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    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.
  • From Naples to Castellammare: Routes for Charter

    Posted: 25th April 2015 | Written by: By Tourist on the Sea - Third Edition

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    The third edition of the event "By Tourist on the Sea" is scheduled from the 4 -7 May 2015 from Naples to Castellammare di Stabia. The event is organized by the company By Tourist, with guests, charter brokers and tour operators engaged in three days of B2B and excursions along the coast to promote marinas and the beautiful locations and flavors of the Campania coast.
  • Dubai and the Superyachts

    Posted: 3rd March 2015 | Written by: Richard Donkin

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    In the week of the Dubai Yacht Show, exhibitors can afford to be bullish about the future of water sports and yachting in the Gulf.
  • Market Intelligence: Positive Signs

    Posted: 3rd April 2014 | Written by: Camper & Nicholsons International

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    Three months into the year and already the yacht market has seen rumblings of promising activity with the conclusion of several sales and successful worldwide yacht shows.
  • Saving the U.S.S Williamsburg

    Posted: 18th March 2014 | Written by: David Seal- Camper & Nicholsons

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    Motor Yacht “Aras” was built in 1930 for the wood-pulp millionaire Hugh J. Chisholm. The super yacht industry is not a new phenomenon, and Chisholm was the Abramovich of his age.
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