Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: Milestone Moments

From one of the largest superyacht brokerage deals of the year; 110m Jubilee by Burgess, to marking decades of success and destination developments- a succession of stand-out announcements took the industry by storm this week.

This morning, Burgess announced one of the largest superyacht brokerage deals of the year; the 110m Jubilee, ocean giant built by none other than Oceanco, had been sold in a direct deal. Having been the deserving winner of several global accolades this year alone, it was no surprise Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess shared: “This marks a milestone in Burgess' history."

Following brokerage news of an almost colossal size, was 82 metre M/Y Kibo, sold and renamed Grace, by Merle Wood, representing the seller and Cecil Wright & Partners representing the buyer.

Moving further into milestone moments, Andrew Krueger, President of H.Krueger & Associates, joined us to discuss the 50 year mark of the company. With an impressive portfolio, and the credentials to match, the firm mark their anniversary taking their first step to welcoming superyachts. We look forward to keeping up with their developments.

Feature Writer Anna Solomon spent time discussing all things CRN this week, where all great milestones come in twos. Anna began by looking into the sale of their latest concept AlfaRosso, with the help of show-stopping designer Francesco Paszkowski. The designer described the concept as "overthrowing boundaries between exterior and interiors" and further expanded the dialogue on removing the barrier "between nature and the indoors" in design.

Exclusive insights from CRN didn't stop there, Andrea Valliccelli of Vallicelli Design also shared with us his insight on the newly sold 70m CRN vessel referred to as hull number 139. His goal? “[to create] a vessel of imposing size with a crisp, unfussy style and a clean architectural composition” something we think he has successfully achieved.

In other news, the Middle East Yachting Conference of 2018 this month proved to be one of great potential, thrusting the region into the spotlight as an up-and-coming yachting destination. With legislations now officially being passed to make things easier for owner's and crew, there seem to be real milestone developments transforming the region now more than ever before.

As all eyes shift this week to more unassuming waters, Catriona Cherrie discovered the best way to anchor up and enjoy the island-city of Singapore. The verdict? Luxurious pampering and relaxation surrounded by gentle waterfalls and lush vegetation, at the fingertips of exclusive private member clubs and luxurious marina living.

More, E-volutionary than revolutionary was Perini Navi's latest sale; their second 42-metre sailing yacht E-volution due for delivery in 2021. Clean lines, ample space and a big stern platform, (with a more streamlined deckhouse as requested by the owner), are just a few of its updated features, evolving n stylistically and spacially from the first model.

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