Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: Updates from Across the Globe

Here in the Editorial Office we can't believe it's been over a week since our fantastic Top 100 event. While we've been focused on the aftermath of hosting such an exciting day, industry news has been coming in thick and fast from our friends around the world.

We started the week in awe of South East Asia, where Simpson Marine reported on the Thailand Yacht Show. Running from the 10-13th January, the occasion saw industry support from the Asia-based brokerage, who not only had the biggest fleet at the show, but are now holding an impressive order book.

Our other SE Asian adventures took us to Indonesia this week with thanks to very special 2-part interview with yacht Owner, Mark Robba. Telling tales of charter in the region, the conversation about his Indonesian phinisi, Dunia Baru, covers current topics such as environmental consideration and the possibility of an 'alternative' charter experience which you won't want to miss. 

Meanwhile, back in Europe, some of our favourite yards were already celebrating the successes of 2019. Heesen gave us a glimpse of Project Cosmos' testing stages and Amels announced the sale of the 25th model in it's 180 series in what appeared to be a great week for the Netherlands!

Elsewhere, this week's On The Market feature delved inside Oceanco-icon, Equanimity, which was recently announced for sale. Burgess will oversee the judicial changing of hands of the gigantic 91.5m which we're sure will bring a summer of glorious cruising to its new prospective owners. 

Finally in this week's newsletter there's word from Italian-yard, CRN who have disclosed details of their latest concept in partnership with Vallicelli Design. The design, titled 'She' was described by CRN CCO, Stefano De Vivo as, "a new design of considerable potential, defined by her flexibility, sophistication of line and generous interior and exterior spaces."  It's a design that we hope to see under construction in the near future.

So as the news comes rolling in, bringing light to these darker January days, keep up to date with everything on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.