Buying, building or owning a superyacht brings with it many challenges, from megayacht finance, registration and classification to legal and insurance issues and day-to-day running. In our new section Buy & Own you will find useful information on all aspects of owning a superyacht – right down to owners' firsthand experiences of the joy of having your own megayacht on the waves. Stewart Campbell editor boat international

Superyacht Management

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The importance of a yacht management team for builds
Experienced owner Lang Walker, the owner of Kokomo, knows that the key to a smooth build is assembling a group of trusted, like-minded professionals.

The need for a project manager during new builds and refits

Owners' guide to yacht management companies

Superyacht Management

Owners Manual

Electronic charts are updated continuously, but when was the last time your paper chart was updated?
Is your superyacht's modern-day navigation system vulnerable?
With doubts about the security and efficacy of electronic navigation for superyachts, some yacht owners and mariners are turning back to more conventional methods.

How to plan and prepare superyachts for cruising in extreme destinations

Fitting out a superyacht for maximum security

Owners' Manual

Registration & Class

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Yacht owners guide to Classification Societies
Regular surveys for a yacht that seems to perform perfectly well should not be viewed as an inconvenience, says barrister Benjamin Maltby

Classification: Statutory certification explained

How to choose your yacht’s flag state

Registration & Class

Superyacht Finance

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How to buy superyacht insurance – what yacht owners need to know
Purchasing insurance for your superyacht isn’t just a necessary expense, it is one that should be given considerable attention – here's what you need to know about buying yacht insurance.

How to finance buying a superyacht

Structuring financial terms of a new-build contract to your advantage

Superyacht Finance

Legal Matters

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Superyachts chartering in Greece - what yacht owners need to know
Greece has its own take on free movement of maritime traffic – and it's important for superyacht owners to understand the laws before deciding to charter their yacht in these waters.

The changing European tax landscape and how it affects superyachts

Protecting art on board superyachts

Legal Matters

Latest Buy & Own articles

Superyacht refit advice from the pros

23 June 2014

Superyacht refit advice from the pros

No matter the reason a superyacht goes in for a refit, following these expert tips can be the difference between a smooth and easy refit or rebuild process and one filled with delays and headaches

Superyacht A/V – the case for standards and warranties at the contract stage

23 May 2014

Superyacht A/V – the case for standards and warranties at the contract stage

Bringing A/V into the contract stage, and utilising warranties and standards could save a world of legal and financial headaches later on for yacht owners

Lunch with...superyacht owner Ed Sacks

8 May 2014

Lunch with...superyacht owner Ed Sacks

Ed Sacks has a wealth of experience in the superyacht world, both as an owner, and as a part of the industry

How to buy superyacht insurance – what yacht owners need to know

10 April 2014

How to buy superyacht insurance – what yacht owners need to know

Purchasing insurance for your superyacht isn’t just a necessary expense, it is one that should be given considerable attention – here's what you need to know about buying yacht insurance

How superyacht Metolius broke away from the cruising pack for worldwide adventures

21 March 2014

How superyacht Metolius broke away from the cruising pack for worldwide adventures

After Alaska, California, Baja and Panama, the Royal Huisman-built sailing superyacht Metolius heads East for further worldwide cruising adventures

Is your superyacht's modern-day navigation system vulnerable?

14 March 2014

Is your superyacht's modern-day navigation system vulnerable?

With doubts about the security and efficacy of electronic navigation for superyachts, some yacht owners and mariners are turning back to more conventional methods

Superyacht Metolius’ owner escapes the crowds for a worldwide cruising adventure

4 March 2014

Superyacht Metolius’ owner escapes the crowds for a worldwide cruising adventure

What started as an unplanned cruise to Alaska led sailing superyacht Metolius and her owner to six years of cruising in some of the most stunning places in the world

Superyachts chartering in Greece - what yacht owners need to know

7 January 2014

Superyachts chartering in Greece - what yacht owners need to know

Greece has its own take on free movement of maritime traffic – and it's important for superyacht owners to understand the laws before deciding to charter their yacht in these waters

Superyacht SuRi's adventures in Antarctica

20 December 2013

Superyacht SuRi's adventures in Antarctica

Adventure and luxury combine when the explorer superyacht SuRi takes on the planet’s most inhospitable land, Antarctica, with her owner and guests

Lunch with superyacht owner...Ron Joyce

5 December 2013

Lunch with superyacht owner...Ron Joyce

The story of Ron Joyce is one of rags to riches, and of philanthropic work

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