Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: All Eyes on Palm Beach

Gearing up for Palm Beach Boat Show, we turn our attention to the stand our vessels eagerly anticipated. In other news, successful sales, new launches and charter specials made for an exciting week to kick off Spring...

As we eagerly await the Palm Beach Boat Show, all eyes are on the sunny side of the USA. Celebrating its 34th year, the show will take place between March 28-31, and will see a range of stand out vessels. From 50.3m, M/Y Broadwater a Feadship classic brought to the show by Worth Avenue Yachts, to Christensen's interior icon; 48.8m Chasseur brought to the show by Burgess, there is lots to look forward to. have chosen our 'ones to watch' across Part 1 and Part 2 for you to enjoy.

Turquoise Yachts today announced the sale of a 74m vessel design by an all-star team; A.Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design, responsible for the elegant external styling and a contemporary interior by the Ken Freivokh Design Team. With construction already underway and a 2020 delivery scheduled, we eagerly anticipate her exciting developments. 

Equally as exciting in the world of stand out sales, ISA Yachts, has sold another of the highly successful GranTurismo series. For ISA, the sale represents the continued popularity of the GT line, which has delivered such momentous builds as 66m Okto and 43m Philmi.

Perini Navi  also stole the spotlight this week, with the launch of their Eco-tender, a 25m vessel with unprecedented capabilities. This innovative little vessel is basically a mini superyacht, tailored to the needs of her owners, as well as the yard’s first ever planing motor yacht. The 25m is the perfect companion to the ‘mother ship’, providing additional cabin space, as well as being able to operate independently as an extension of the sailing yacht.

Our 'On the Market' feature this week came from Cecil Wright, who presented M.Y Hampshire I, a 56.5m Feadship of unrivalled comfort and capability. The De Voogt Naval Architect-designed yacht emerged from the Royal De Vries yard in 2001, and was restored to her prime in a 2016/17 refit. This stylish vessel is the perfect size for cruising with family and friends, as well as providing unbeatable levels of comfort and luxury. 

In the world of charter, the bespoke brokerage Flying Charter presented M/Y India, a classic 35m ready to take lucky guests on unforgettable charters from mid-May. Boasting an admirable array of features, the 1982-built yacht displays all of the hallmarks of quality that come with a Benetti build, striking the perfect balance between plush interior and airy open deck spaces. Meanwhile a custom water sports platform offers direct access to the sea from the aft deck, perfect for all to enjoy. 

Another exciting announcement this week came in from IYC who has announced that they will be taking over central agency for charter for iconic yacht Maltese Falcon. The 88m sailing vessel broke records on her delivery in 2006 from Italian yard Perini Navi. She now changes into the capable hands of IYC.