Notes From The Editor

Editors Comments: Week Ending 03/02/2012

Recent news has brought a huge variety of exciting reports over the past few weeks, most of which have enforced the notion of growth within certain geographical aspects of the Superyacht Industry.

Representing America in the global superyacht standings, Moran Yacht & Ship has been officially appointed worldwide central agents of the next hull in the PJ210 line, Project Hermes.

It was only last week that the leading US brokerage firm announced the sale of the previous hull, Project Stimulus. This sale marked the largest sale of 2012 so far, not to mention the fifth Palmer Johnson yacht to be built by Moran Yacht & Ship.

The Miami Boat Show is also set to take place from the 16th-20th of February, bringing a lot of attention to the yachting lifestyle in one of the most high-flying luxury hubs of America’s East Coast.

However, the American yachting industry is not the only market flourishing in the financially uncertain climate. UK’s Pendennis Plus reported today that they have completed the largest refit project to enter the shipyard to date. Used in the ultra-high-grossing blockbuster ‘Mama Mia’, superyacht Dona Amelia has now left the Pendennis Plus facilities in Cornwall and looks as impressive as ever.

In other news, Oceanco recently launched their latest addition to the Top 100 rankings after releasing the Y707 into the water last week. The stunning 87m vessel has joined the world’s largest yachts at number 49.

February is already shaping up to be an eventful month, and with the Palm Beach Boat Show and the Dubai Boat Show set to take place in March, the Superyacht Industry looks to be gearing up for an integral year.