Making Waves: AIM's Anniversary Celebration
The AIM Marine Group, now six magazines strong and comprising several of the world’s most important boat shows, including the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, hosted a raucous party aboard the South Beach Lady to celebrate its first anniversary in February.
Making Waves: Astondoa Top Deck series
Spanish shipyard Astondoa unveiled drawings for the 63 Top Deck, a dayboat with big-yacht amenities, at the 2013 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. Luiz de Basto initially designed this versatile vessel for an owner with a young and active family.
Making Waves: Rossinavi’s Ketos
Skies were gray and it was drizzling, but even the chilly rain could not dampen spirits at the Rossinavi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, on February 11, 2013. That day, the yard’s 600-ton travel lift gently laid Vellmarì, its 156-foot (48-meter) Ketos series yacht, into the water.
A Matter of Taxes
Will yacht charter clients be forced to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) this summer on the Côte d’Azur? If yes, then how much will the VAT be? We asked Claude Niek, CEO of Cannes-based CSO Yachts and a member of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) Tax Committee to give us his best guess before a decision comes (all hope) in time for the charter season.
Tommy Bahama and Hacker Boats: From Silk to Mahogany
The Tommy Bahama label evokes coastal living and the island life. As you think Tommy Bahama, images of swaying palm trees and loose-fitting silk shirts emblazoned with jumping marlins probably float to mind, but rustic hand-hewed cabins and Adirondack chairs? Probably not.
Penny Mae in Croatia: A Taste of the Old Wine and the Sea
A charter vacation aboard Penny Mae in Croatia will teach you a little something about the country’s history and its terroir.
Lürssen's Lady Kathryn V: The Skydeck’s the Limit
Lürssen delivered Lady Kathryn V to owners with extensive yacht experience. Adam Lay created the interior for this Øino-designed belle. The yacht is at home in Palm Beach, Fla., as she would be in the English countryside. While part of a “series,” she is truly one of a kind.
Sanloranzo's New CEO: Fulvio Dodich
At the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami, Italian yachtbuilder Sanlorenzo announced the arrival of a new CEO, Fulvio Dodich. We sat down with Dodich, a former high-level Ferretti executive, to discuss his new role, alongside a former competitor, Sanlorenzo founder and majority shareholder Massimo Perroti.
Making Waves: Curvelle Quaranta’s First Cruise
Custom yachtbuilder Logos Marine Ltd. has launched the first 110-foot-6-inch (33.7-meter) power catamaran Quaranta, christened SuperMaran, for Curvelle. Curvelle’s founder and CEO Luuk van Zanten assembled an A-list team to bring his dream to fruition.