Launched in 2011 by Devonport Yachts in the UK and owned by Ernesto Bertarelli, this spectacular yacht is one of the most technologically advanced and stylish yachts in the world.
Yachts are perceived by many as being synonymous with wealth. In reality this is not actually true and while there are unavoidable expenses associated with running a yacht, it is certainly possible to do so in a frugal way.
Maritime Training Academy is offering a ' Introduction to the Superyacht Industry Course.' for newcomers to the world of yachting. This is the ideal entry level training to grasp a basic understanding of working on and around superyachts.
A common discussion amongst yacht crew is how to manage finances and what taxes are applicable to their income, each individual is different and not mant accounting firms or lawyers fully understand the yachting industry. Help is now available through the Captains Family Office that specializes in serving the needs of superyacht crew worldwide. You don’t have to talk to crew members for long to realize that there is a serious shortage of good, sound advice on what are the best savings and investment opportunities for them in their particular circumstances. So a number of ex-yachties and people with experience in financial services have got together to create the Captains Family Office, an organisation whose aim is to assist superyacht crew with the often complicated task of arranging their financial, tax and legal affairs.
Captain Colin Boyle has been a superyacht captain since 2000, with extensive worldwide cruising experience in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas and across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. With Cloud 9 chartering in the Andaman Sea during this season, her captain explains: “We are always open to talking with charter clients about where they would like to go and what they would like to experience. Options this winter could include Phuket and the Andaman Islands, or even the remote cruising grounds of Myanmar and its Mergui Archipelago. The isolated Similan Islands with their unspoiled landscapes, fantastic diving, and peaceful anchorages are also a great choice for escaping from it all.
Welcome aboard the world of the superyachts, where billionaires soak up the sun while their staff tend to their every whim. Marie Claire speaks to the Australian Yacht Crew who toll away at sea - and party hard once they reach land.
Looking for a way to spoil your partner? How about about a sub sea adventure in a submarine around the Caribbean. Travel firm Oliver’s Travels has unveiled an undersea romantic getaway aboard the luxury submarine Lovers Deep, which can meet guests anywhere in the Caribbean islands.
A gunman opened fire onto a luxury yacht as it pulled in to Rose Bay Wharf in Sydney late on New Year's Day, shattering the windows of the vessel and leaving bullet holes across its hull.
With the requirements for new build tenders and chase boats increasing, the complexity and sophistication of new build projects increases. Whilst there is a lot of attention given by legal teams to incorporate the best owning company structure for the mother yacht much is often forgotten when it comes to the owner supplied items, most notably the high value tenders onboard: where they are built, registered, delivered and the VAT implications.
International yacht owners now have improved customs facilities at the Vuda Marina and no longer have to go through the strenuous Customs exercise they usually experience at the Lautoka wharf in Fiji.