Imagine the life of a Superyacht chef, constantly delivering ultra high quality meals not only to the on board guests but to tired and hungry crew also. Combine this challenge with floating kitchen (galley) just four meters wide, with no staff to assist, nearby supermarkets or readily available fresh produce. Such is the challenge for the superyacht chef, expected to create exceptionally delicious meals around-the-clock for VIP guests accustomed to the absolute highest level of cuisine.
The 53rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, shall commence on the 25th October untill the 29th, 2012 in Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World". This years show promises to be bigger and better with show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts.
Thailand is fast emerging as one of the top destinations for those wishing to take a super yacht charter. The Kingdom of Thailand welcomes over 12 million visitors each year and has earned a reputation as the leading tourist hotspot and the ‘Land of Smiles’. Its stunning scenery, rich culture and beautiful deserted beaches are unique and an absolute 'bucket list' experience.
This years annual 'Fort Yachtie-Da International Film Festival' is presenting the Havana Nights Award Ceremony at the Ferretti Group Flagship showroom in Ft Lauderdale. On November 10th 2012 the showroom shall be converted into a festive arena to enjoy Mojito's, Champagne, Chicken Sliders, Empanadas and Medianoches.
Feadship has recently announced the sale of a 45m superyacht to a Chinese client, the yacht shall be based on the M.Y. Helix, a F45 Vantage Series which was recently presented at the Hainan Rendez-vous in April earlier this year.
The chief of the Phuket office of the Marine Department says he is drawing up plans to launch a campaign targeting “hundreds” of visiting foreign yachts that avoid paying tax to Thai officials despite conducting “business” in Thai territorial waters. Named among the visiting yachts to be targeted were charter yachts & tour boats for tourist activities, such as snorkeling, diving and sea tours.
The Monaco yacht Show has now concluded for 2012 and the numbers are simply astonishing, the average length of the superyachts at the show was 46.70 meters with for 103 yacht brands exhibited. The most represented segment was the 40m - 50m range with 40 vessels on display, this supports the current industry analysis with current average superyacht length being 40.0m and 47.0 meters the average length of yachts under construction.
Hanseatic Marine, the Western Australian shipbuilder of recognizable superyachts such as M.Y. Silver, M.Y. Silver Zwei and M.Y. Smeralda have recently announced their plans for a 77m Fast support vessel on similar hull characteristics.
WEST Australian shipbuilder Austal is expanding its presence in Darwin, buying an engineering firm with significant business supporting Navy and border protection operations and the oil and gas sector.
Lorenzo Berselli and Simone Madella of the European Institute of Design have developed an interesting design tagged the Cronos Yacht, the highlight being stunning intricate woodwork that appears to grow from within and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water.