Notes From The Editor Archive (416)

  • Editor’s Note: Short But Sweet

    With only a week left to go until the start of one of the biggest yacht shows in the yachting calendar, there isn’t much time to perfect all the little things that the Monaco Yacht Show demands.

  • Editor’s Note: Changing of the Guard

    To be a successful leader takes a combination of skills that include, but aren’t limited to, the ability to listen and speak in equal measure, grow with the business and market you serve, be adaptable...

  • Editor’s Note: Transforming the Bow

    Over the last few years, the market has been presented with a number of ideas that make use of the area immediately behind the bow. More than this, it is an area that makes crew operations easier and...

  • Editor’s Note: Surviving the Yacht Show Season

    As the summer months draw to a close, the boat show season comes into sight and with it the excitement of what lies ahead. With less than four weeks until the start of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) and...

  • Editor’s Note: The Secret to Success

    Ensuring there is sufficient cash flow in any business is crucial to its health and success. However, in an industry where projects are usually at the mercy of a single individual, it is no surprise...

  • Editor’s Note: Dying Winds

    The decline in interest and demand for sailing yachts over the last few years is well known. While there are sailing yachts still being built, the impact of this slowdown in the sector continues to be...

  • Editor’s Note: Smaller and Smarter

    “We at Vripack never forget that the biggest proportion of the market is below 500gt,” says Marnix Hoekstra at Vripack. It was one of many comments from the Dutchman, who together with Bart Bouwhuis...

  • Editor’s Note: The Mirage Effect

    This week marked the return of our glorious summer sun, which seemed to take a few days of rest over the weekend in the UK. However, it looks to be back and this week will see temperatures north of...

  • Editor’s Note: Inspiration, Information and Influence

    Mother Nature is a never ending supply of inspiration for many creatives. From the parks and small gardens within concrete jungles to the rolling countryside and forests beyond city walls, nature is...

  • Editor’s Note: Passion for Progress

    Earlier this week I spoke with Derek Munro, owner’s rep of sailing yacht Black Pearl and founder of the newly established yacht management company Divergent Yachting.

  • Editor’s Note: A Break from the Norm

    Last week we saw the delivery of Oceanco’s 90m Project Shark. The striking exterior line detailing by Luiz DeBasto and his team is emphasised by the dark grey hull, white superstructure framing and...

  • Editor’s Note: Learning from the Master

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to some of the Class of 1988 from Coventry University as part of our new feature series Decades of Design.

  • Editor’s Note: Just 8,000km Apart

    Last week we provided a sneak preview of our trip to Antigua and Barbuda. Some 8,000km away we had a second team investigating the beautiful and popular shores of superyacht hotspot Montenegro.

  • Editor’s Note: Calm Waters

    The last few months have seen a number of exciting announcements, the most significant of which was the completion of Lürssen’s 136m Project SHU and Feadship’s largest build to date, the 110m Project...

  • Editor's Note: A New Chapter

    Superyachts, we love everything about them, from their conception through to delivery and charter. It is why I am excited to be working with the team at Superyachts.com following the departure of...

  • Editor's Note: A Fond Farewell

    I leave the superyacht industry this week with a great wealth of memories, experiences and a new challenge ahead. My time spent travelling the world under the Superyachts.com brand has been an...

  • Editor's Note: From Project Teasers to Charter Season

    A torrent of turbocharged engines are set to shake the windows of Monaco this week as the return of the iconic Grand Prix brings thousands of visitors, and a marina full of superyachts. Not an event...

  • Editor's Note: Italy Surges Forward

    After spending the latter stages of last year moving back and forth between London and Italy, I have something of a fondness for the marine hubs of Versilia, La Spezia and Ancona. This week, thanks to...

  • Editor's Note: Signed, Launched & Delivered

    The headline deliveries and launches of 2018 so-far have culminated this week with new announcements emerging from across the world. From Heesen’s ongoing launch roster to the signing of yet another...

  • Editor’s Note: An Eye on Spain, Design & New Launches

    After living a stone’s throw from the looming mass of Gibraltar’s iconic rock something of an age ago, I got to know its neighbouring country pretty well; giving me, what I thought was, a firm grip on...

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