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2020 is on course to be another memorable year for ground-breaking superyacht launches. Already, the industry has welcomed stunning new projects onto the waters, with renowned shipyards Benetti, Lurssen and Feadship among those to lead a remarkable first few months.
As readers will already be well aware, the world news in recent weeks has centred almost exclusively around one topic; the economic, social and cultural repercussions of the global spread of COVID-19. We caught up with SuperYachtsMonaco to discuss exactly how recent health concerns are affecting the charter market, and were reassured to find the answer to be one of stability amidst times of deep uncertainty.
In the latest of what has been an undeniably successful series of releases from the Damen Yacht Support range, the Dutch shipyard today announced the official launch of the 55-metre Blue Ocean from its Antalya yard.
For our readers in the United Kingdom, the arrival of March has far from heralded the onset of warmer weather and clearer skies. The appeal of the Bahamas and Caribbean, with its endless stretches of white sandy beaches, clear skies and tropical climate, remains enduring. But in the search for increasingly alternative and far-flung corners of the world, there remains one option relatively unconsidered as a charter destination. With a rich yachting history, world-class infrastructure and gloriously warm climate, we turn a spotlight on the sunshine state of Florida as this spring’s hottest charter destination.
Dutch shipyard Feadship proclaimed that “a new star has been born” following the launch of the largest superyacht by waterline length to come out of the Netherlands. The 99.95m superyacht is a milestone for Feadship and one that deserves the recognition it will no doubt receive in the yard’s history books.