Notes From The Editor

Week Commencing 12 October 2015

A recurring theme in the world of superyachts right now is exploration. Whether it’s Alaska or Amazonia, yachting adventurers are increasingly looking to reach corners of the earth that other vessels can’t reach.

But there is also a growing desire to venture downwards and into our oceans that encompass 71% of the earth’s surface. Responding to this appetite for underwater exploration, a number of companies have created state-of-the-art submersibles for this very purpose.

One such company is U-Boat Worx, who recently joined the rest of the superyacht world at the Monaco Yacht Show, where we had a chance to sit down with Marlynda Elstgeest, U-Boat Worx’ Business Development Director to find out about their high-tech crafts.

Our interview with Ms Elstgeest is one of two conversations with submersible companies to feature in today’ss newsletter – the other being with world renowned marine engineer and founder of California-based DeepFlight, Graham Hawes.

Elsewhere this week, there’s reports on an eye-catching new collection by British furniture designers Linley, a stunning set of speakers by Danish audio experts Bang & Olufsen, and a watch by Vacheron Constantin billed as the most complicated ever made.

There’s also news on BMW’s newly launched Launch X4 model, a beautiful new timepiece from iconic luxury house Hermes and the opening of Burberry’s new flagship store in South Korea.

Enjoy our newsletter and have a great week.