Notes From The Editor

Editor's Comments: Week Ending 10/10/2014

This week we bring you more exclusive interviews with some of the key figures from the superyacht world conducted at the recent Monaco Yacht Show.

First up is a fascinating conversation with Luca Boldrini and Roberta Sabatini of Italian yacht builder CRN. CRN has enjoyed great success over the last few years, and with the launch of Chopi Chopi the brand are moving into the higher echelons of the superyacht builders’ elite.

There’s also interviews with Burger Yachts' Thom Conboy who talked to us about the American superyacht revival, Kevin Merrigan giving us an update on renowned brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, and Roger Friedrich discussing the creation of China’s first superyacht.

Ian Petts talks to us about Hill Robinson and their growth to become one of the world’s most established yacht management companies, while Cristina Oddone discusses Princess Yachts’ new 40m motoryacht Solaris.

Those at this year’s Monaco show were also privileged to witness the launch of car brand Aston Martin’s new catamaran concept. We sat down with Jean Jacques Coste of Coste Design and Marek Reichman, Design Director of Aston Martin, to find out more. You can watch our full video interview in today’s newsletter.

Finally, we wrap up this week’s offering with an interview with world renowned designer Ed Dubois of Dubois Yachts about the launch of the imposingly titled superyacht "The Beast". Enjoy our newsletter and have a great week.