Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: Celebrating & Anticipating

From celebrating inspiring women across the superyacht sector, to the stand out vessels at the Miami Boat Show, not to forget the weird and the wonderful in superyacht design, Superyachts.com have had quite a week of show-stopping exclusives and exciting new launches to share...

Wrapping up our final feature on Women in Yachting - a series about influential and inspiring women across the superyacht sector - we turn our gaze to the illustrious careers of Angela Pernsteiner of Dominator Yachts and Marcela de Kern Royer of Icon Yachts to discuss women in build.

On the topic of the woman who steers Dominator Yachts success, it is only fitting that the latest addition to the successful Dominator Ilumen series, M/Y Hanaa, was launched in Dubai this week. Marking an expansion into a brand new market, this Middle Eastern development forecasts an incredibly exciting year ahead for the shipyard.

Elsewhere on the editorial horizon, we were figuratively on Cloud 9 in this week's Interior Insight. The onboard ambience curated by Winch Design, offers pure relaxation, consisting of beautiful furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and timeless styling. CRN's vessel's space leans on a contemporary beach theme, eschewing the ceremony of some yachts and instead opting for clean colours and subdued textures, all wrapped up in 74-metres.

In other news, Amels 55-metre M/Y Lili has stolen the spotlight, as she embarks on a round the world charter tour... we couldn't wait to hear more. We speak to CA Julia Buklina, from Imperial Yachts, who reveals how this ambitious superyacht is redefining charter standards, and what vessels like Lili mean for a shifting industry. The answers were truly insightful.

In shipyard news, we heard from Arcadia Yachts, who begin 2019 with ten new units under construction, proving the start of a fruitful year for the yard. We look forward to watching how these develop.

Elsehwere, Part 2 of Superyacht.com's The World's Most Beautiful Yachts, also continued. By our standards, it was the 'bold and unapologetic cool' of M/Y Silver Fast by Silver Yachts that appealed to our newsroom. Followed by the ultra-chic jet black hull of Okto, with a low-to-the-ocean stance the reminds us of a racing car. Not to forget M/Y A, that abides to the theme of unconventional, and a testament to Phillippe Starck's design, a man of the opinion that making boats that are just like every other is a pointless exercise; we agree.

At Superyachts.com, we enjoy critiquing the weird and the wonderful in superyacht design, so much so, we made this our feature focus this week. From 50-metre Adastra, noteworthy for her bizarre but beautiful appearance, (did we mention she is able to be controlled through the touch of an iPad?), to REV, the 182-metre giant that serves up submarines and laboratories, the ultimate research vessel designed by the visionary Espen Oeino.

As the Miami Yacht Show fast approaches, this week, Superyachts.com offers a selection of stand-out spectacles to watch out for during the show. From Lurssen's must-see Kismet, boasting her 'Champagne & Caviar' themed space, to Kinta, available for sale and charter with IYC, the show certainly does not disappoint.

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