Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from Superyachts.com

The past week in superyacht news has proved one of much activity. While the Festive period begins across the pond marked by today’s Thanksgiving celebrations, here in Europe, it’s business as usual. From shipyard launches to brokerage sales and of course the cold-weather providing plenty of reason for us to write about the most wanderlust worthy destinations, it’s been an exciting week for our Editorial Team.

Kicking off the week in news was none-other than Oceanco with their latest launch, Bravo. Making its way into both the waters of the shipyard’s facility, and the Top 100 largest yachts in the world, this 109m superseded the highly-acclaimed M/Y Dar in the rankings, entering at an astonishing number 38.

In fact, it was a week for large yachts across the board. Despite the festivities, brokers at Merle Wood & Associates and IYC have announced the sale of 70m superyacht Saint Nicholas - a Lurssen classic - marking successful end to the 52-day long sales process.

Seasoned owner’s John and Jean Staluppi also celebrated their largest yacht to-date. Thanks to monumental work from Benetti, 69m Spectre (the latest in a long line of Bond-titled boats) was delivered during a large celebration in Livorno, bringing beauty and Italian elegance that we look forward to seeing on the water.

If the sudden arrival of winter weather in Europe is leaving you planning your next yacht charter, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in Catriona Cherrie’s latest destination article. Exploring 48 Hours at Anchor in Dynamic Abu Dhabi, there’s plenty to be admired about this up and coming destination including the Grand Prix circuit which makes YAS Marina the centre of all the action.

Speaking of places to dock your yacht, Porto Montenegro is another destination experiencing plenty of activity at present. Shaking off any mention of quiet season, Anna Solomon reports on a number of recent updates in this Eastern European paradise in her Marina Spotlight story this week.

Last but by no means least, it wouldn’t be an active week in news without some consideration for design. Aptly, Flying Charter announced that Cloud Atlas is undergoing a significant refit in preparation for a busy summer season. The refit will be completed for summer 2019, when she will re-emerge from the steel shed in her best shape ever, ready to provide unforgettable charters to lucky guests.

Showcasing a new kind of beauty, Hill Robinson have also revealed details of their recent refit of Codecasa’s 65m Eternity. Originally launched in 2010, the vessel has now relocated ready for a winter spent exploring the favoured islands of the Bahamas.

So while much of the industry remains at work, we wish those who celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving. In the meantime, keep in touch with all the activity at Superyachts.com via FacebookInstagram and Twitter