Superyachts Will Be Attacked by Pirates

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

It is only a matter of time before a superyacht sailing off the African Coast becomes a high-profile target of Somali pirates, according to a report in the Financial Times and written by us. Luxury yachts, owned by some of the world’s wealthiest people, currently move between the Mediterranean and the cruising areas of the […]

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First Day of the Monaco Yacht Show 09

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Michael is interview by Terry Wilson © 2009 Frances Howorth This morning started off bright and early and we did not even get a chance to have breakfast at our Hotel. But we did download our articles from the FT special Yacht Report about Antigua, Piracy and new technology Breakfast was served aboard Princess Marianna […]

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Antigua Special Report in FT

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

In an article written by us and published today in the Financial Times the island of Antigua and its role as a super yacht base comes under scrutiny For many reasons the island of Antigua is a central hub of super yachting in the Caribbean. The island is an easy destination for trans-Atlantic sailors and […]

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Day Before the Monaco Yacht Show 09

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Monaco Harbour, the day before the Show © Frances Howorth We have just arrived in Monaco for the Monaco Show and the city and its wonderful harbour is abuzz with anticipation for a show that opens here tomorrow. This year, the world’s leading luxury yacht show, is celebrating its 19th outing. As usual, everyone who […]

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Sunseeker at Southampton Boat Show

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Southampton Boat Show Shows off Super Yacht Sunseeker launched four new yachts at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show: ê Predator 130 ê Sunseeker 80 ê Predator 60 ê Predator 54 The Predator 130 only made it to the show by the skin of her teeth but nevertheless she still looked stunning. At 1130 last […]

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Super Yacht Charters on the River Thames

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Luxury cruises of the Thames in classic comfort We are not sure if the River Thames would ordinarily appear on our list of top destinations for taking a superyacht, but then again it is not always easy to find a small yacht that can, because of the standards it keeps, live up to the description […]

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Free Subscription to SuperYacht Business Magazine

Friday, August 28th, 2009

If you are reading this blog it must mean you are interested in super yachts either because you own one or are working in a field associated with them. Super yachting maybe expensive industry but there is one very valuable item that is completely free Subscription to the industry magazine SuperYacht Business and its associated […]

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Blohm and Voss Semi Custom Gas Turbine Super Yacht

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

High Speed Superyacht will achieve 40+ knots Blohm and Voss are not normally a yard that issues anything to the media so when a press release from their PR people lands on our desk, we sit up and take notice. It seems that the German yard is presently developing a series of what they call […]

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Chinese Lanterns Mistaken for Ships in Distress

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Genuine distress flares might get ignored, unreported, and not investigated The MCA the Government Agency that in addition to looking after the regulations for the building of super yachts is responsible for the British Coastguards, is urging the public to inform them when using Chinese Lanterns The growing popularity of Chinese lanterns, especially at weddings […]

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Red Arrows will Fly at Monaco Super Yacht Show

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

British Superyacht Companies Sponsor Aero-acrobatics The Red Arrow display at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show This year’s Monaco Yacht Show will take place from September 23-26, 2009 in Port Hercules, Monaco. We will be there of course reporting on all that’s new and interesting. We have written previews of the show and these will appear […]

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