Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: 2019 Activity Commences

January is well and truly in full swing and with 2018 almost a distant memory, this week has been ‘news as usual’ in the editorial office.

Nevertheless, our main story this week is still hanging on to the excitement of the past year... In her two part Market Round Up, Anna Solomon brings you the downlow on the last year in sales brokerage with a little the help from the experienced sales brokers at IYC. It makes for an interesting read; especially for those wondering how 2018 ended in terms of trends, inventory and sales success.

Another interview this week comes in the form of a Q&A with one of the country’s leading superyacht lawyers. Quentin Bargate took the time to explain to us how superyacht law has grown from infancy to a fully-fledged practice in it’s own right. So much so, that his firm, Bargate Murray was born and are now instrumental in bringing some of the largest yachts on record to the water.

Speaking of large yachts, Dutch yard Royal Huisman this week announced that they were to begin building their latest vessel. The 59.7m, known as Project 404, will follow in the successful footsteps of sailing icons Aquarius and Ngoni, to name but a few. It’s a project that we cannot wait to come into fruition over the coming years.

In fact, it was a positive week across the globe for the shipyards, with MCP Yachts announcing the launch of their latest build, Ragner into the waters of Brazil and Benetti launching their 4th Delfino 95, Eurus into the oceans of Italy.

In brokerage this week, we marvelled once again at the striking exterior of M/Y Khalilah, as SuperYachtsMonaco announced themselves as central agents for charter of the stand-out vessel. We also marvelled at a new and unique design concept from YXXI Design who launched their latest vision for a 90m motor yacht with true futurism.

So with the first full week in office almost complete, we will continue to bring you the first sparks of the year’s activity on our website. Alternatively, keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.