I call David Price at BCR Yachts in Antibes to find out more about the company's recent takeover by Germany's Logemann Yachting and he tells me that they intend to improve global marketing and achieve positive synergies, as both companies have long specialised in sailing yachts.
BCR Yachts is an acronym for its founders, Lars Bjorklund, Neil Cheston and Sigurd Rinde, all of whom have now gone their separate ways but remain, says David, "good friends". Because of the reputation built up since its inception in 1988, BCR Yachts in Antibes will retain its identity under Jonathan Franklin and David while Jurgen Logemann will continue to run Logemann Yachting in Bremen.
The news also gives me the opportunity to plug a BCR central agency for sale, Baltic's 24.26m Midnight Sun of London. Delivered in 1982 and refitted in 1991 and 2005, she's MCA compliant, accommodating six guests in a master, double and twin. Midnight Sun of London is asking €995,000.