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BOAT Briefing: superyachts in London, full circle with Bannenberg and is OneWater about to buy MarineMax?

In the latest episode of BOAT Briefing, we examine whether there could soon be a mega-merger in the world of boat sales, and we also preview the big exclusive cover boat of the July issue, 112-metre Renaissance. The 64m Royal Hakvoort Scout has been on the Thames, but are numbers of visiting superyachts to the UK's capital going up or down? In our brokerage picks, we discuss the attraction of superyacht "upcycling", and our data this week concerns superyacht activity in South East Asia: when is a boom not a boom?

The Big BOAT Interview: Debra Reuben, owner of 73.5m Siren

In this week's episode of the Big BOAT Interview, Charlotte catches up with yacht owner Debra Reuben. They chat about her yacht - 73.5m Siren - as well as some of the others she’s had a hand in designing and selling - 68m Triple Seven, 73.51m Sapphire, 73.55m Graffiti, and 73.51m Mogambo. Debra also shares some of her favourite cruising spots, what she does when she’s not onboard, and why she loves Siren above all others...

BOAT Briefing: Shamrock V hits the water, artworks by animals and Q1 brokerage results

In this week's episode, Stewart reports back after events in Washington DC and Spain, while Katia has been travelling throughout Europe attending events with the Ferretti Group and Sanlorenzo. We preview the upcoming Ocean Talks event in London on 6 June and learn why Eddie Jordan has been back in the headlines. The "Queen of the J Class" Shamrock V is back in the water after an extensive rebuild. We look back at her incredible history and debate whether having an artwork by a famous pig makes a brokerage yacht more valuable. Our data section looks at all the big numbers coming out of the superyacht industry in the first quarter.

BOAT Briefing: winners of the World Superyacht Awards revealed!

Join Katia and Stewart as they discuss each of the winners of this year's WSAs, which were held in Venice. To read more about this year's winners, head to boatinternational.com

Big BOAT Interview: Dan Mundy on the launch of Ocean Alexander’s new series Puro

If you haven’t had a chance to step on board Ocean Alexander’s brand-new 35P, which debuted at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2024, you can hear all about the shipyard’s new model and series in this week’s Big BOAT Interview, which was created for Ocean Alexander. The yard’s head of global operations Dan Mundy tells BOAT’s commercial content editor Hannah Rankine about the series’ inception and some of the cool features on board. Stay tuned until the end to hear a sneak peek into what’s coming next in Ocean Alexander’s Puro series.

BOAT Briefing:Australia, New Zealand, St Barths, Poland – and the North West Passage!

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Stewart returns after six weeks on the road without a tan but with a few stories to tell, while Katia reports back from a bustling road trip visiting six shipyards and 14 superyachts. We look ahead to a busy run of events, including the much anticipated World Superyacht Awards, and a brand new regatta in Antiparos, Greece. We also take a deep dive into the history of the North West Passage, while in the news is the upcoming auction of the big Feadship Royal Romance, and a special report about the Sunreef catamaran SOL.

Big BOAT Interview: The man creating work-of-art wood carvings for superyachts

With Milan’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair in full swing, this week we’re turning our attention to exceptional craft. Earlier this year, Charlotte Hogarth-Jones spoke to Artistry and Craft Awards winner, Paul Jewby. A wood carver for over 40 years, he most recently created several beautiful hand-carved wooden panels for Winch Design's 70m Amoa. In this podcast he shares how he got into superyachts, talks about the death of the antiques industry in London following 9/11 and explains just quite how much work goes into some of the intricate pieces he's made for onboard...

Big BOAT Interview: A shocking murder, a wildlife sanctuary and a superyacht on a mission

Protecting the oceans is a dangerous business in Latin America - it can mean murder. In this week’s Big Boat Interview Max Bello, international policy expert for Mission Blue and Alexei Mikhailov, founder of Bering Yachts, tell BOAT’s content director Lucy Dunn the story of how they met on a superyacht in a remote marine sanctuary, and about the tragedy that brought them there.

BOAT Briefing: The most expensive yachts on the market, the joy of involved owners and a whirlwind trip to Italy

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Caroline and Katia run through the most expensive superyachts currently listed for sale and spot a pattern in the yachts that consistently carry the highest price tags. Katia reflects on a trip to Milan and Ancona and Caroline looks ahead to the World Superyacht Awards in Venice. In keeping with the Italian theme, this week's data segment is a closer look at the shipyard's in the Marche region, with Ferretti Group, Cantiere delle Marche and Palumbo Group in the spotlight. Finally, the pair talk about refreshingly involved superyacht owners Bob Book, the man behind the 50-metre Heesen Book Ends, and Anthony Ward, the owner of the 27-metre Oyster Babiana.

BOAT Briefing: The boats that caught our eye at the Palm Beach show and St Barths Bucket, plus an exciting $30million shipyard expansion

This week, the team is back from a (rainy) Palm Beach International Boat Show and a (much sunnier) St Barths Bucket. Lucy and Cecile discuss the buzzworthy boats at PBIBS including the first in the Ocean Alexander 35m Puro series, and round up the headlines, starting with Azimut’s 44m Grande flagship and Damen Yachting’s XPlorer 80 concept. Over at the Bucket, the limelight was on first-timers Nilaya and Gelliceaux. Finally, Cecile reports back from her whirlwind trip to Taiwan to hear about Horizon Yacht’s $30million shipyard expansion.

BOAT Briefing: Stars of the St Barths Bucket, Werner Herzog-inspired interiors and the Palm Beach show in numbers

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Katia and Caroline examine an illustrious line-up of sailing superstars for the St Barths Bucket, from single-masted behemoth M5, to new 59m Vitters Maxiumus. They unveil the April issue cover star Pink Shadow, and her interior inspired by Werner Herzog’s eccentric Amazonian epic Fitzcarraldo. News this week features the newly revealed interior refit of Maltese Falcon and a spectacular launch at Conrad, while for this week’s brokerage picks a classic and a 1980s gem go head-to-head. Data is a dive into the numbers behind the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

BOAT Briefing: The world’s coolest charter destinations, Antarctic adventures and crunching the data to reveal the hottest charter trends.

In this week's BOAT Briefing, features director Charlotte Hogarth-Jones is joined by travel and charter editor Georgia Boscawen to dive into all things charter. The pair look at how the market fared in 2023 in collaboration with MYBA, while revealing the demographics that charter the most superyachts in the fleet. Georgia, meanwhile, recalls her epic adventure to Antarctica on board the Hanse Explorer with EYOS and Charlotte looks at how design is reflecting the charter client of today. In the news is Feadship’s new 118-metre flagship, the new 122-metre Kismet for charter and the owner of 73-metre Titania’s generous donation of a week-long charter in aid of the Caudwell Children charity.

Big BOAT Interview: chatting with Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, the man at the helm of the historic Venetian fabric house

In this week’s Big BOAT Interview, we talk to Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO of the famous Venetian weavers, as he arrives in London to unveil his latest collection Gardens. Rubelli’s fabrics can be found on many superyachts and in many boat owners homes, not to mention in historic palaces including Buckingham Palace and the Presidential Palace in Rome; flagship stores of fashion brands from Valentino to Armani; even on screen in Game of Thrones and on actress Grace Kelly’s handbag. He joins Charlotte Hogarth-Jones to discuss everything from sustainability to making unpopular decisions, ahead of our Interiors Book launch in June.

Big BOAT Interview: The untold stories behind the world’s most iconic yachts

In this week’s Big BOAT Interview, we talk to writer Daniel Pembrey who recently unearthed some fascinating new insight into two of history’s most famous and enigmatic yachts, Christina O and Highlander. His research took him around the world where he met some extraordinary characters including Christina O’s Costas Carabelas, Tim Morley of Morley yachts as well as Forbes’ son Kip, who opened up the family archive. As Pembrey soon discovered, the story behind the story is often a story in itself…

BOAT Briefing: the passing of two superyacht legends, cricket on ice and how Italian shipyards fared in 2023

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Stewart and Katia look back at the Superyacht Design Festival and some of their favourite sessions. The pair pay tribute to naval architect and designer Don Shead and superyacht owner Lang Walker, and pull out the big numbers from the financial results of the Ferretti Group, Sanlorenzo and The Italian Sea Group. Katia, meanwhile, looks forward to taking part in the Benetti Yachtmaster event in Budapest and Stewart previews the inaugural Barcelona Golf Invitational presented by BOAT and Voly Group. In the news is the potential auction of 106.1 metre Amadea, Feadship's new 65-metre Promise.D and the news that a yacht once used by Winston Churchill will be fully rebuilt at Pendennis.

BOAT Briefing: What superyachts can learn from the America's Cup

For this week's BOAT Briefing, we return to the stellar line-up of speakers at the recent Superyacht Design Festival in Kitzbuhel, Austria. On day two of the event, Simon Schofield, CTO of BAR Technologies took to the stage to reveal his company’s cutting-edge, tech-led approach to design, which was born in the America’s Cup. He tells us how their outside-the box developments can be applied to the wider marine industry, and why the design process is "no longer restrained by human thought".

BOAT Briefing: an interview with Frédéric Jousset, owner of 46.5 metre Art Explorer

In this week's BOAT Briefing, we're rewinding the clock slightly to the recent Superyacht Design Festival in Kitzbuhel, Austria. In the closing session of the first day at the event, Stewart was joined on stage by Frédéric Jousset, owner of 46.5-metre Art Explorer, the world's largest sailing catamaran, which made its worldwide debut at the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show. In this conversation, Frédéric discusses his motivations for building Art Explorer, and how he intends to use the yacht to spread art and culture around the world - starting very soon in Venice during the Biennale.

BOAT Briefing: winners of the BOAT Design & Innovation Awards revealed!

In this special episode of BOAT Briefing, Stewart and Cecile reveal all the winners from the BOAT Design & Innovation Awards, which have just been held in Kitzbuhel, Austria. They chat through all the categories, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, won this year by Frank Mulder, founder of Mulder Design, who has more than 1,000 designs on the water. The pair also take a deeper dive into the five-time Neptune winner, the 59.7-metre Sarissa. Congratulations to all the Winners and Judges’ Commendations of the evening.

The Big BOAT Interview: Ian Howcroft, captain of 90-metre Lurssen Phoenix 2

In this week's Big BOAT Interview, Stewart sits down with Ian Howcroft, captain of the legendary Lurssen Phoenix 2, which is currently in Barcelona undergoing a refit. Ian talks about what it's like to command such a large yacht, how he got his start on superyachts, his secrets to keeping great crew and offers some tips on navigating the St Barths "parking lot" on New Year's Eve.

BOAT Briefing: designing superyachts with AI, inside Taiwan's superyacht market and the crew of Alfa Nero get paid

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Stewart and Charlotte discuss some big names added to the roster of speakers at the Superyacht Design Festival, including Frederic Jousset, owner of the 46.5-metre ArtExplorer, and delve into the world of AI by designing some dream yachts using Midjourney. In the news is Wider Yachts' first multihull, the WiderCat 92, the crew of Alfa Nero finally getting paid and the sale of the first Deep Blue 115 from Cantiere delle Marche. Our data section, meanwhile, focusses on Taiwan, in light of a deep dive produced for our BOATPro subscribers on the state of the superyacht market in that country.

BOAT Briefing: a tribute to Frits de Voogt, the biggest events in 2024 and the boats still partying in St Barths

In this first BOAT Briefing of 2024, Stewart and Katia talk panettone and Elton John, and look through what's coming up in the February issue of BOAT International. We pay tribute to the legendary Frits de Voogt, who sadly passed away just before Christmas, and look ahead to some of the big events on the superyacht calendar this year. In the news this week is Oceanco's Simply Custom collection, the first look at the new CdM Haze II and a tie-up between Sanlorenzo and Nautor Swan. Our data section, meanwhile, looks at which boats saw in the new year in St Barths.

BOAT Briefing: Stars of the Antigua Charter Show, sportfishers by numbers and a spotlight on the BDA finalists

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Caroline and Katia talk about their shared disappointment about missing out on this year's Antigua Charter Show and highlight a few of the yachts that would be high on their must-see list. They also take a deep dive into the data surrounding sportfishers and note an impressive 40% uptick in the number of sportfishers in build or on order between the 1990s and 2000s.

BOAT Briefing: Global Order Book highlights, Adrian Newey's new Oyster and the return of REV Ocean

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Stewart is joined by Katia to discuss a crazy few weeks on the road at various events. The pair talk about the soon-to-be released Global Order Book, and pick out some of the standout numbers from the report. We look back at the Explorer Yachts Summit, and ahead to a few events in Australia and New York. In the news is F1 supremo Adrian Newey's new Oyster 885, an update on the groundbreaking REV Ocean project and the world's largest sportfisher, 52-metre Project 406.

BOAT Briefing: Explorers in focus, Top 101 highlights and South American superyachts

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Katia and Caroline dive into the upcoming Explorer Yachts Summit in Monaco – from record-breaking adventurers to how to find and train a crew for an expedition. They look forward to an essential industry overview with the Global Order Book, pick their favourite new entries to the Top 101 list, reveal the most intriguing stories from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and choose their brokerage boats of the week. Other news includes an 80m Feadship and an 82m Lürssen, while data focuses on South American superyacht builders.

BOAT Briefing: Fort Lauderdale preview, the trouble with teak and Cecile goes cruising!

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Cecile joins Stewart for a look at some of the new superyachts appearing at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which kicks off next week. The pair also discuss teak and why it's becoming problematic for the superyacht industry, as well as what alternatives exist on the market, from fake teak to cork. In the news is the sale of a new JFA Long Island 87 and the very first Atlantique 37 from Columbus Yachts.

Introducing Oceanco's 105-metre H, the best hotel in St Tropez and the history of wooden classic Creole

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Stewart is joined by Holly Overton to run through the stories you might have missed from the Monaco Yacht Show and pick a few favourite highlights from the event. Stewart gets misty-eyed over St Tropez and Holly laments the loss of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina building, which was recently destroyed in a fire. In the news this week is the launch of Feadship's Project 1011, and Heesen's unveiling of 50-metre Project Grace. Our data story concerns classic sailing yachts, and we deep dive into the history of one spectacular example, 65.3-metre Creole, owned by the Gucci family.

The two cats that made a splash at the Monaco Yacht Show, hottest news from the dock and brokerage on the up

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Caroline and Katia discuss This is It and ArtExplorer, two Italian Sea Group cats that were major draws at Monaco, as well as other big news from the show. They also run through exciting new designs from Benetti and their top brokerage picks of the week. Data covers soaring sales thanks to the boat show season.

The Big BOAT Interview: Vripack co-creative director Marnix Hoekstra on Project Zero

At this year’s Superyacht Design Festival, Marnix Hoekstra first revealed Project Zero, the ambitious mission to build a 69-metre "zero fossil fuel" sailing yacht. We’re now able to share this exclusive talk with you. Join Marnix as he describes how Foundation Zero, Vripack, Dykstra and Vitters are revolutionising green propulsion.

BOAT Briefing: Tommy Hilfiger's love of the ocean, looking back at Cannes and what's got us excited for Monaco

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Stewart and Katia look back at the Cannes Yachting Festival and preview some of the exciting new yachts being exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show next week. They also discuss fashion legend Tommy Hilfiger's love of the sea, and Feadships, revealed in an exclusive interview with BOAT. There's no shortage of business news this week, with companies across the sector revealing results and new investment, and a very exciting new launch is previewed: the extraordinary catamaran This is It, built by The Italian Sea Group.

BOAT Briefing: Maneskin in Monaco, farewell to Jimmy Buffet and the most exciting Cannes debuts

In this week's BOAT Briefing, Stewart is joined by Katia (aka @theyachtwriter) for a musical tribute to Jimmy Buffet, and to discuss all the most exciting yachts making their debuts at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The pair also look ahead to a spectacular performance by music megastars Maneskin in Monaco and examine a trio of sustainability-focussed news stories: Sunreef's Zero Cat; the hull turning of Vitters' Project 3094; and Lurssen's fuel-cell powered Project Cosmos. The data story this week, as ever brought to you by market intelligence platform BOATPro, digs into the numbers behind the boats on display at Cannes.

BOAT Briefing: superyachts in the Northwest Passage, rapid brokerage deals and the quirkiest yachts on the market

In this week’s episode of BOAT Briefing Stewart and Sophia discuss the superyachts that have taken on the Northwest Passage this season. They also chat about the speedy sale of 89-metre Here Comes the Sun and some of the quirkiest yachts on the brokerage market. The news this week covers the launches of Feadship’s Project 822, Echo Yachts’ Charley 2, and the ninth unit of Numarine’s 37XP series, as well as an update on Wider Yachts’ Moonflower 72. The podcast concludes with the announcement that Sophia is setting sail in a new direction.

BOAT Briefing: the biggest yachts under construction, the challenge for crew influencers, and whisky without water

In this episode of the BOAT Briefing Stewart is back in the studio after a “tough” couple of weeks hosting a select group of owners at The Macallan Estate in Scotland and enjoying a taste of the superyacht lifestyle with his family in Turkey. Aside from his travels, Sophia and Stewart continue the Hot Yachts MIami debate and discuss how the role of crew and social media is evolving. In the news this week is Bilgin’s Kaşif, the futuristic  Baltic 111 Raven and Heesen’s Sparta. The data story, meanwhile, focuses on the largest yachts currently under construction, including some super secretive Lürssen projects.

BOAT Briefing: reality TV heaven and hell, Malcolm Forbes’s legendary party boat and Med charter in numbers

In this week’s BOAT Briefing Caroline and Cecile get to grips with new broker-focussed reality show Hot Yachts Miami, plus scandal on Below Deck Down Under. They follow up with some jaw-dropping anecdotes from our upcoming feature on Malcolm Forbes’s famous party boat The Highlander, and the recent sinking of Cujo, once owned by Adnan Khashoggi and which famously hosted Princess Diana. In the news this week is the launch of Lürssen's 122-metre JAG, the delivery of Abeking’s 118.2m flagship Liva and Sanlorenzo’s first 57Steel. Data this week looks at the Med’s booming summer charter season.

The Big BOAT Interview: Hollywood legend James Cameron on the deep ocean, his enduring obsession with Titanic and buying into Triton Submarines

In this week's Big BOAT Interview, Stewart sits down with Canadian filmmaker James Cameron, the director of three of the highest-grossing films of all time: Titanic, Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water. The pair discuss Cameron's love of exploration, why he decided to put his money where his mouth is by investing in Triton Submarines alongside hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio, and what it was like to see the wreck of the Titanic looming out of the deep for the very first time. In 2012, Cameron became the first person to make a solo dive to Challenger Deep, the deepest point in any ocean, and talks about what it was like to be more distant from the rest of humanity than anyone else on earth. The filmmaker has lots more to discover in the deep sea, especially around hydrothermal vents, which he says is like "going to another planet".

The Big BOAT Interview: Heesen's Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Cavendish

In this week's Big BOAT Interview, Stewart sits down with Mark Cavendish, CCO of Heesen Yachts. The pair discuss the recent launch of the yard's largest steel boat to date, 67m Sparta, and look back at some of the most famous ever Heesen boats, including 50-knot Octopussy. Mark also shares his reflections on the nascent superyacht industry he joined back in the 1980s (including communicating via Telex!), and how much the whole business has changed in the following four decades. Don't miss this wide-ranging discussion with one of the superyacht industry's best-known players.

The Big BOAT Interview: three owners discuss the unexpected joys of crossing the Atlantic

In this week's Big BOAT Interview, Caroline White speaks to three owners about their extraordinary experiences crossing the Atlantic: Nina Vibe Peterson, owner of 54-metre Perini Navi Parsifal Ill and 52m Alloy Q; as well as Ilia Riga and her daughter Nepheli, who own the 50-metre Perini Navi Almyra II. They explain why they did it, what they got out of it and what lessons they learned about how to do it right.

Big BOAT Interview Special: understanding the OceanGate submersible tragedy

In his first public comments since the OceanGate sub implosion, which saw five people lose their lives on the descent to the Titanic, Patrick Lahey, co-founder of Triton Submarines, reflects on what went wrong – and why he saw it coming. He is joined in the interview by Rob McCallum, co-founder of EYOS Expeditions, who spoke directly to Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate, about the dangers of diving in his Titan submersible. The pair remember their friend Paul-Henri Nargeolet, who lost his life in the incident, and discuss why the OceanGate submersible was an accident waiting to happen. Patrick and Rob also stress the importance of third-party certification, and why, when done right, exploring the deep sea is far safer than getting in your car each morning.

The Big BOAT Interview: Bobby Genovese

In this week’s Big BOAT Interview, Lucy Dunn sits down with Bobby Genovese and his fiancée Dee Dee Taylor Eustace. Bobby and Dee Dee are both successful businesspeople in their own right: Bobby, a venture capitalist and Dee Dee, a trained architect and interior designer. Where they come together is their love of yacht design - which takes the form of the classic 48m Feadship BG Charade and 3 other boats in Bobby’s portfolio. But for a serial yacht owner passionate about the ocean are three yachts ever enough? We discuss what’s next on the shopping list for this ocean-loving power couple.

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Big BOAT Interview: DKT’s co-founders on humble beginnings, twisting staircases and becoming an EOT

In this exclusive interview with BOAT International’s Sophia Wilson, which is available to be listened to in full through Apple podcasts and Spotify, Trowbridge and Keeling talk through their path to success and growth in the superyacht industry.

In this exclusive interview with BOAT International’s Sophia Wilson, which is available to be listened to in full through Apple podcasts and Spotify, DKT’s Artwork's co-founders Sean Trowbridge and Steve Keeling talk through their path to success and growth in the superyacht industry. They also reveal why they have made the decision to transform the company into an Employee Ownership Trust.

BOAT Briefing: superyachts that need saving, an Alfa Nero update and winding the clock back 40 years

On this week's BOAT Briefing, Stewart is joined by online editor Holly Overton (reigning BOAT International table tennis champion). The pair look at the best travelled superyachts so far in 2023, five classics that are in dire need of rescue and why all aspiring yacht designers should take part in the Young Designer of the Year competition. In the news is the launch of 50-metre Danzante Bay, the new flagship from Crescent Custom Yachts, the latest in the ongoing Alfa Nero sale saga, and the delivery of 109-metre Oceanco Seven Seas. In our data story, and in honour of BOAT's 40th birthday, we wind the clock back and compare superyachts delivered in 1983 with those coming out of shipyards today.

BOAT Briefing: surf n' turf on The World, the OceanGate sub disaster and Instagram fame

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Stewart is joined by Katia Damborsky, aka theyachtwriter, to discuss residential ship The World, the impact of the OceanGate disaster on the world of deep sea exploration, and the miraculous rescue of a man lost at sea by the Feadship W. In the news is the launch of the 47.5 metre Sanlorenzo Para Bellum, the sea trials of Feadship's 84.2 metre Obsidian and the new fastest superyacht in the world, the Bolide 80. The Bolide also inspires our data section, where we look at the speediest superyachts on the waves.

BOAT Briefing: Benetti’s birthday bash, Bermuda and a pink catamaran

In this week’s podcast Stewart has returned victorious from the inaugural Bermuda Captains’ Golf Retreat. He also talks with Sophia about his weekend celebrating Azimut-Benetti’s 150th birthday in Viareggio, which included an opera singer on an elevator and 150 identically-sized waiters. The pair discuss the auction of “abandoned” Alfa Nero, which saw the 81.3-metre Oceanco sell to Eric Schmidt for the curious asking price of $67,000,677. In news this week are updates on Amels’ future flagship, Heesen’s Sparta and TISG’s 73-metre Admiral GC-Force and Vision F’s eye-catching pink catamaran.

BOAT Briefing: Superyacht spotting in London, Ocean Talks and the sailing yacht market

With Stewart away in Bermuda, Caroline and Sophia take the helm of this week’s podcast. They talk about their highlights from last week’s Ocean Talks and announce the preliminary line up for this year’s Explorer Yacht Summit. In the news this week is the Rossinavi explorer Akula, Oceanco’s 111 metre Y722 and the sale of Benetti’s flagship B.NOW model. The data meanwhile looks at the sailing yacht sector, and whether there is an increased demand for sailing yachts with Koru leading the trend for a younger generation of owners.

Boat Briefing: Venice Boat Show, the best classic Feadships on the market and a record month of brokerage sales

In this week’s podcast Stewart and Sophia are back from respective trips to Italy. Stewart recounts his first experience of the Venice Boat Show, while Sophia talks about her trip to Tuscany with Heesen and Luca Dini. They also look at some of the best classic Feadships on the market, and the value that they offer based on the gross tonnage. In the news this week is a Sunreef launch, two new custom projects from Van der Valk and a €20 million price drop on Kismet. They also look at the monthly brokerage figures for May, where the sale of Ahpo has resulted in a record month.

BOAT Briefing: The World Superyacht Awards winners, a trio of superyacht sales, and a Dunkirk Little Ship in need of rescue

This week’s podcast is a World Superyacht Awards bonanza. Stewart and Sophia are fresh back from the celebrations in Istanbul and reveal who picked up this year’s prestigious Neptune trophies. They also discuss highlights from the weekend, including boat tours on the Bosphorus and an after-after-after party. They also find time to discuss the sale of three new-build Admiral 70-metre superyachts by IYC and an 84-year-old yacht that faces being scrapped in France. In the news this week is the sale of Tankoa Yacht’s first TX450 explorer and a trio of launches – Golden Yachts’ 78-metre O'Rea, Arksen’s Project Pelagos, Vanquish Yachts’ flagship VQ115 Veloce.

BOAT Briefing: looking ahead to the World Superyacht Awards, the arrest of Phi and the biggest brokerage deals of 2023

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Caroline and Stewart look ahead to the World Superyacht Awards (and pick a few favourites) and examine the latest legal battle around the detention of the 58 metre Royal Huisman superyacht Phi in London. The pair also discuss some of the winners of this year's Ocean Awards, some Q1 financial results from two of Italy's biggest shipyards and pick a couple of beauties in this week's brokerage showdown. In the news is Feadship's Project 823, which is undergoing sea trials in the North Sea, a construction update on CRN's Project 143, and the launch of a new shipyard in Holland called Leapher Yachts. Our data story, meanwhile, concerns the biggest brokerage deals so far in 2023.

BOAT Briefing: Classic Kalizma under fire, the Greek charter fleet, and one of the biggest brokerage deals in history

Stewart and Sophia return to the podcast this week after respective trips to the Miami Formula One Owner’s Club event and the Spring Cluster Monaco Open Day. The pair discuss the sale of Ahpo, which was asking €330M and has been sold by Moran after less than three months on the market, and the shooting incident involving classic superyacht Kalizma. In news this week is the sportsfisher Catch, Oceanco’s H3 and Heesen’s Project Serena. The data this week celebrates the Mediterranean Boat Show in Nafplio and looks at the stellar fleet that attended the show.

The Big BOAT Interview: Cristina Mittermeier

In this week’s Big BOAT Interview, Lucy Dunn sits down with Cristina Mittermeier, one of the world’s most influential marine conservation photographers. Cristina is passionate about the urgent need to protect our ocean, travelling the world on her catamaran and broadcasting her emotive pictures. On dry land, her foundation, SeaLegacy, shines a global spotlight on the small conservation projects doing vital work. One of its most recent successes includes working with organisations in Panama, Costa Rica, Columbia and Ecuador to create a “migratory corridor” for marine life, an initiative Cristina is now hoping to repeat in Australia and Indonesia.

BOAT Briefing: Q1 brokerage numbers, a stellar week for German shipyards and an unBelizeable FAM trip

In this week’s episode of BOAT Briefing Stewart and Sophia are back together after respective trips to Salone del Mobile Milano and Belize. They discuss some recent negative press surrounding superyachts and how the industry can safeguard its reputation for the future. Brokerage picks this week include the largest wooden superyacht ever built and Lord Sugar’s recently refitted Lady A. News this week covers big launches for Feadship and Lürssen, the return of the Monaco Yacht Show and the Princess Yachts acquisition. Data this week reveals the Q1 numbers for brokerage, with the market showing a dramatic slowdown after the highs of the post-covid brokerage bubble.

BOAT Briefing: Jeff Bezos’s 127m sailer Koru delivered, the history of Saddam Hussein’s 121m yacht, and the Saudi sovereign wealth fund buys into Azimut-Benetti

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Caroline and Cecile kick off with news that 127m Koru has been delivered – and consider whether a sailing superyacht can truly be called a sailing yacht. They delve into the fascinating story of Saddam Hussein’s 121-metre Al-Mansur – bombed by fighter jets – and touch on other dictators’ yachting histories. Cecile’s brokerage pick is the historied 42m Abeking Sea Class, asking $5,900,000 with Denison, while Caroline chooses the 54m Baltic sailer Pink Gin VI, which is asking €25,500,000 with Edmiston after the second of two €2m price drops. In the news is the launch of the Italian Sea Group’s 55m Silver Star, the first Damen Explorer 58 on sea trials, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund buying into the Azimut-Benetti Group and Burger Boat Company lifting the lid on its largest yacht to date. Our data story, meanwhile, focusses on superyachts built in Spain.

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