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From architecture designed to withstand the world’s harshest conditions to cutting-edge eco-technology, it is evident that the role of the naval architect in the superyacht build process and beyond is both utterly critical and highly understated. For the final part of our naval architecture series, we seized the opportunity to gain some invaluable insight into the life, challenges and ambitions of our industry’s most knowledgeable naval architects.
The underrated and highly complex brief of a naval architect is to bring together all of the various, oftentimes conflicting, processes and people necessary to bring a new build to life. Yet exactly what a naval architect does, how this differs to the job of a designer and how this aligns with our industry’s growing trends, remains shrouded in mystery for many. We talked face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) with some of the biggest names in the sector to uncover just what naval architecture means to the men and women behind the desks.
Royal Yacht Brokers are pleased to announce the recent sale of <a href="https://www.superyachts.com/luxury-yacht-for-sale/golden-shadow-3989/">Golden Shadow</a>, a 66.75 metre mega yacht built in 1994 by Campbell Shipyard, and extensively refit in 2017. The seller was represented by Fraser Yachts, Jan Jaap Minemma, after just 5 months of listing in their sales fleet. Representing the buyer, Manuele Thiella, CEO of <a href="https://www.superyachts.com/yacht-brokers/index.htm?id=312">Royal Yacht Brokers</a>, was delighted to oversee the exchange.