Notes From The Editor

Editor’s Note: A Successful End to the Summer Season

The end of the summer charter season is marked each year by the sound of 120+ yacht horns signalling the end of the Monaco Yacht Show. Resonating with the team, this sound marks the close of our Breaking News Centre and the fulfilment of a busy few months.

Over the past few days, as the yachts head in search of warmer seas, we’ve spent the week catching up with the industry on the announcements that have signaled show success…

As the superyacht community returned home from Port Hercule, the news slowly started to roll in. First was Lurssen with an update from their German facility. The yard announced a new build, but this time for an Asian client and in the sub-60m size range. Loud and clear, the message was that Lurssen can still build small! The yard have also released 'The Concept Collection' publication; a collection of project designs by young designers as shown in the image above.

Further post-MYS unveilings included Nobiskrug's Artefact which is one of the most interesting new projects on the drawing board. The first hybrid yacht of its kind and the first to focus on ‘human experience’ this really is a superyacht for the future which we hope to see hit the water one day soon. With our Breaking News Centre hearing much of the industry talk ‘environment’, Artefact is just one project which leans towards a more conscious future.

But back to present day, and here at we are still making our way through hours of MYS interview footage from the best of the industry. In this week’s newsletter you’ll find newly published conversations from our studio that took place just last week.

Filippo Rossi of Lynx Yachts spoke of the recent achievements of the Dutch yard which he now feels has succeeded in reaching global status and has reported a number of sales just this year. Marcela de Kern Royer of Icon Yachts also visited our studio from the same corner of Europe. She brought news of growth and expansion - a new floating dock, 50 new staff members and a recent collaboration with Sunseeker – and this was just the beginning.  

Although it wasn’t just the Dutch who spoke of success; Sarp Yachts had exciting news about the development of the Antalya Free Zone. A monumental progression in Turkey’s yacht-building sector, their discussion on the country and its appeal for both new-build and refit will be one of interest to many.

So while many yachts begin their crossing to the Caribbean and some venture to new charter grounds, we get back to business as usual, reporting on all the updates as we head into the new season. Keep reading and in the meantime, check out all the action over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.