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Columbus Yachts’ 50-metre Custom superyacht Lady is progressing rapidly at the Ancona shipyard of Palumbo Superyachts. Lady represents Palumbo Superyachts’ leadership in the research and implementation of innovative technical solutions for the yacht industry market.
The A Group is one of those select names in superyacht design synonymous with a long-held tradition of world-class craftsmanship. But what is its secret to staying on top? In an exclusive new video produced and edited by Superyachts.com, we unveil the fully developed 80m Comete project. With a nod to The A Group’s unique roots in construction expertise, take a closer look at how this world famous design studio has adapted to the future generation.
The Azimut Benetti Research and Development Office has taken another step towards sustainable yachting by taking part in the European Project ‘Paint-it: A new environment-friendly manufacturing approach for marine antifouling coating’. The initiative is a major international research effort co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE Programme in the area of antifouling coatings for hulls, and confirms Azimut Benetti’s intention to contribute to a yachting industry that respects the marine ecosystem.
On 8th March 2021 the highspeed catamaran Monaco One was christened in the Principality. Designed and built by Advanced Aerodynamic Vessel in La Rochelle, France, Monaco One will connect Monaco’s Ports to Cala del Forte and Ventimiglia. The catamaran is not only a statement of innovation, but will provide an important connection between two marinas.
Those well-versed in the superyacht industry will know that owning and operating a crewed yacht over 24m is no easy task. Ever-changing administrative, technical and regulatory requirements can create a minefield of hoops to jump through, not to mention the management of the crew members living and working on your vessel. And for the busy lives of the modern yacht owner, the task is simply too much to take on alone. We teamed up with Switzerland-based yacht management company Floating Life, to learn more about the benefits of outsourcing your yacht management needs to experts in the field.
Emirati shipbuilding giant Gulf Craft recently announced the appointment of a new CEO, Talal Abdin Nasralla. Acting CEO Abeer Alshaali will assume the role of Deputy Managing Director. During her tenure as the first female in the position, Abeer Alshaali led Gulf Craft calmly through the most turbulent year in collective memory - even managing to maintain production and launch the yard’s largest ever superyacht, the Majesty 175. We spoke with Abeer this International Women’s Day, hoping to learn more about the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry and position, in a region typically viewed as underdeveloped in the area of women’s rights.