Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: Shows and Sightings Across the World

As promised in last week’s Editor’s letter, our coverage of the 29th Annual Yachts Miami Beach is now well and truly underway. In the run up to the luxury yacht show, we listed our favourite 5 yachts on display and this week we move into our reporting on the show.

We hope to bring you interviews and breaking news straight from the three show locations, however after reporting a number of sales in this week’s newsletter from various brokerages around the world, we hope to soon be reporting a result in sales too...

Elsewhere we’re still focused on shows as Dubai is gearing up for the Dubai International Boat Show. Gulf Craft is one manufacturer preparing to make a lasting impression at this year’s occasion, as the shipyard plans to commemorate 35 years of yachts with their largest showcase yet.

Another one of our main stories saw Simpson Marine announce the first Asian sale of Monte Carlo Yacht’s 96 in Thailand. This gave us reason to celebrate; a momentous moment marking the first sale of this new model to the Asian market… a breakthrough that promises an exciting future. Further sales included IYC Newest Sale Success: 26.52m M/Y Mirabilis and Northrop & Johnson’s sale of the charmingly titled 44.20m M/Y, I Love This Boat.

On another continent, the small British overseas territory of Gibraltar on the stunning Spanish south coast appears to be taking off.  Recently delivered S/Y A was spotted there just yesterday evening and so we explored how the culture of yachting in Gibraltar is growing exponentially, putting another European destination on the superyacht map.

On the subject of sightings, we were also given the chance to take a first look at the 109-metre superyacht Project Bravo as Dutch Yachting capture first look shots as she left the shipyard this week.

So stick with us for more interviews and insights to come from Yachts Miami Beach and until then follow us on social media and catch up with us over TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Until next time.