Notes From The Editor

Editor’s Note: Happy New Year from Superyachts.com

With 2018 almost a memory, we’re welcoming 2019 with open arms and wishing all of our readers the very best for the year to come. Having spent the past few weeks looking back at our highlights and the year in retrospect, we’re now ready to bring you news of everything superyacht for the year ahead.

This week we’re kicking things off by taking a look at the largest yachts on the water right now in Parts 1 and 2 of the Current Top 10 Largest Superyachts in the World. With our highly-anticipated Top 100 2019 event on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to get to grips with the biggest vessels of today. Further, we’re taking a look at the forecast for launches in the coming 12 months with our breakdown of the largest yachts set to hit the oceans this year.

In addition - and despite the Christmas break - Benetti were launching their very own entry to the Top 100 with the FB277 revealed in Livorno on the 18th December. The superyacht hails the revered title of the largest to be built by a private shipyard in Italy and adds to an increasingly larger portfolio of superyachts from the Benetti brand.

Nevertheless, January isn’t all about the Top 100… In our latest ‘48 Hours’ destination piece we travel to the tropics of Antigua & Barbuda. While the destination is a winter home for many yachts and the Charter Show, we’re encouraging those yachts based in and around the islands to spend some time chartering there too; you won’t regret it.

We've also continued our Interior Insight series with a closer look at the head-turning interiors of Tankoa superyacht, Solo and reported on Mangusta's latest triumph; El Leon's first Atlantic Crossing.

Last but no means least, our new year newsletter brings the second installment of our Women in Design series by Anna Solomon. In this week’s edition, women in the world of yacht design speak to us about how they have experienced the journey to the top of an arguably male-dominated industry. 

So as the editorial team return to their desks following a well-earned festive break, there is plenty to look forward to in the weeks to come. So as usual, keep up to date on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds or if there’s anything you think might be of interest, drop us an email at press@superyachts.com.