Superyacht Business issue 55

Focus Netherlands

Despite an industry dip during 2016, Dutch yards have continued to keep business and profits strong by expanding construction capability and broadening their design portfolios.

World Focus

A full round-up of the major stories and issues affecting the global superyacht industry.

Global Finance Briefing
At-a-glance analysis of the global finance news that will impact areas of the industry.

Sharp End
Editor Dennis O’Neill reflects on the end of another international superyacht show season.

Stern Talk
Challenges in the Eastern Med can be overcome with creative investment, argues Liza Singer.

Industry insider

Ship transportation
Moving equipment and yachts by ship is increasingly popular, especially with owners seeking exciting new
cruising grounds.

Technology

Hybrid propulsion
The design future for powering superyachts with both battery and diesel engine power.

Pod drives
Volvo Penta’s IPS is making an impression in the superyacht sector – and a successful collaboration with Italy’s Amer Yachts is increasing its foothold.

The interview

Gulf Craft
Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali reveals his plans for building a spectacular new 60m vessel.

Infrastructure

Vancouver Island
Canada’s new C$24m superyacht facility at
Victoria International Marina.

Yard insight
STP Palma
Using an ‘infrastructure only’ model, STP has become a highly specialised sailing refit yard.

Design
SYB’s round-up of the latest superyacht equipment.

Regulations

Ballast Water Management
ICOMIA’s Barbara Fountoukos explains the Ballast Water Management Convention.