Notes From The Editor

Editor’s Note: Charter Show Marks Festive Season

In the weeks leading up to Christmas the superyacht world enters what is informally known as the quiet period. With Christmas and New Year charters allowing owners and guests to escape to warmer seas (and the industry taking a well-earned break!) the Superyachts.com team have been working hard to round-off what has been a particularly busy year.

Spending the first days of December on the island solace of Antigua, the editorial and film teams headed to the Annual Charter Show. While we spent much time on the water filming for a very special future project, we also had time to catch up with the show’s Chairman, Paul Deeth for an interview which you can watch in full here.

Admiring first hand the Caribbean charter season in full swing, back in the London office, our Feature Writers have been keeping up to date with all the news from Europe. In Italy, they reported on a particularly busy week for Italian shipyard, Benetti, with their latest launch Elaldrea+ followed by a rare sighting of their soon-to-be-launched 107m which was seen emerging from the shed.

The Damen yard has also shown plenty of activity this week, with news of their latest sale (a 55m support vessel) sold by brokers at Burgess. The vessel which follows in the footsteps of the recent, Power Play, is to be delivered in Summer 2019.

However aside from the latest news, this week Anna Solomon continued her interviews with some of the most influential women in the industry. The latest installment (Part 2) focuses on the female brokers making waves in a male-dominated business.

Nevertheless, those looking for some destination inspiration as the weather turns colder might want to take a look at Catriona Cherrie’s latest article on how to explore Athens in 48 hours; a must-stop destination for those choosing Greece as their next charter location. In the market for a more exotic trip? Our Wild Waters feature this week explores the beautiful Whitsunday Islands for those lucky enough to venture to Australia in the near future.

Last but not least this week, was some extremely good news for shipyard, Cantiere Delle Marche, who reported on a record-breaking year. The best way to end 2018? With order books full until 2022, of course. A commercial success for the Italian builders that deserves great recognition.

So whether you’re festive celebrations in full swing, or you’re looking to escape to the sun, don’t forget to keep up date with the latest news on Superyachts.com and via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.