Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: From the Netherlands and Beyond

With the noise of FLIBS becoming a memory, this time of year usually begins the quiet period for the industry. However, as the nights draw darker, there’s an unusual air of excitement among the team at the Superyachts.com office as we plan for yet another superyacht showcase; the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.

In just a few weeks’ time, yachts will gather in the natural bays of English Harbour to display their charter-bility in full glory to the brokerage world. While we prepare for this world-class event in its glorious location, our editorial team has been exploring some alterative charter stop-offs in unusual destinations. Catriona Cherrie writes about the charms of Buenos Aires in her latest ’48 hours in’ feature.

Anchors firmly on the State-side of the pond, the team also focused on the Galapagos this week. Writing of the destination’s ability to provide an alternative experience with an unrivalled level of seclusion, whether it’s by boat or by land, this should be a location everyone adds to their list.

For our final stop-off, writer Claudine Derksen took charge of this week’s Marina Spotlight, which fell on Elliot Bay on the coast of stunning Seattle – a top choice for those keeping their globetrotting in the Pacific Northwest.

But unfortunately it’s not all about inspiring charter destinations. There were huge industry updates this week too. Feadship announced their new refit and services division: another feather in the cap of the build-giants. Pier Posthuma de Boer, the Director of the ‘My Feadship’ programme confirmed the need for a facility boasting the Feadship stamp. He remarked, “Whether you wish to rebuild the engine room, have an extension or install a new interior, there’s no place like the home yards, where the obsessive perfection to detail of the Feadship craftsmen secures the uniquity of a Feadship.”

More exciting updates came from another Dutch shipyard, with Heesen allowing two sneak peaks into the progression of both Project Electra and Project Castor. With new images from Oss and further details reveled, we’ll look forward to watching the respective 50 and 55-metres eventually hit the water.

Last but by no means least; Anna Solomon discusses the topic of Fractional Ownership with Andrea Pezzini, Director of Floating Life. With a new vision on the controversial approach to ownership, she explores the seemingly logical process in detail.

While the news continues to roll in – even in quiet season – keep up to date with all the activity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Whether you wish to rebuild the engine room, have an extension or install a new interior, there’s no place like the home yards, where the obsessive perfection to detail of the Feadship craftsmen secures the uniquity of a Feadship.”
Pier Posthuma de Boer on the new My Feadship Programme