Notes From The Editor

Editor’s Note: Global Events Build Momentum

It’s been an exceptionally busy week in the office and also across the globe for the superyacht industry. From attending press events to flying to Greece, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain for yacht shoots, the team has truly seen a change in momentum as we head into a busy summer season here in Europe.

But first, to an event of ‘out of this world’ proportion. From Amsterdam to outer-space, this week our Feature Writer Jenna Mehdi had the pleasure of attending an exciting event hosted by Winch Design and Heesen shipyard to celebrate the keel-laying of 80m Project Cosmos. You can find out everything you need to know about the show-stopping occasion and equally impressive project in Jenna’s article here.

However Amsterdam wasn’t the only location to see a keel laid this week, with Italian yard Rosetti reporting on the progress of their 38m explorer project. Despite the occasion usually marking the very beginning of construction, the first block has in fact already been completed, and this milestone thus heralds in the later stages of build.

In fact, there was plenty of global activity from our favourite european shipyards this week, with Turkish based builder Turquoise announcing a new era with the news of a newly appointed CEO, Patrik von Sydow. We even reported on shipyard activity across the pond in the USA this week, with Feature Writer, Anna Solomon interviewing Burger Boats Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ron Cleveringa on their latest concepts.

Elsewhere, we had news of new sales and centrals, with Titan Fleet recently announcing the listing of Trinity Yachts' impressive 55 metre, Mustique.

Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be a week in superyachting without speculation… while information about yachts in the Top 100 realm is often kept under wraps, it was noted that 147m Lurssen-build Topaz was this week renamed A+. The interesting choice of name sparked rumours that the spectacular superyacht had been sold however this has not yet been confirmed. Watch this space for more information!

So while the team work around the clock, shooting and reporting in locations across the globe, stick with the website for the latest news updates or follow our adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.