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It is not hard to be impressed by a superyacht. After all, they irresistibly draw the eye as they make their stately progress from port to port. They are the pinnacle of the luxury experience; but that luxury is most certainly based in their design and engineering. It is the superyacht designer who is responsible for creating a vessel that is unique to each owner and that manifests that owner’s specific vision of performance and appearance. However, there are those that argue that the world of superyacht design could use some shaking up. One such mover and shaker is Alexander McDiarmid. With a strong background in Industrial Design via both undergraduate and graduate work at the Schools of Design and Engineering at Coventry University in the UK, Alexander McDiarmid acquired extensive design experience working in the studios of Gilles Vaton Architecture Group, Philippe Briand, and Tony Castro. Projects ranged from…

How Monaco is spearheading the eco-push in the yachting industry. At the annual Cluster Yachting Monaco rendez vous, held at the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco, government officials, industry professionals, students from IUM, Young Professionals in Yachting and media convened to have an open discussion on various key yacht-related topics affecting the Principality and in particular ‘green’ angles. As attendees gathered in anticipation to see this second edition kick off on relevant projects related to Monaco’s stance and position on yachts and the environment, yacht design, the foundations in Monaco, the extension project and eco-related themes, in the background, two of the most radical super yachts reigned the Larvotto waterfront. Eco Consciousness Focused Poised exactly where the most ambitious and eco-conscious man-built new piece of land in Monaco will be in a few years, nothing echoed the resounding whispers of change more than the sight of pure innovation and futuristic…

Designed to appeal to those who enjoy the finer things in life, Prestige London and The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show (4-6th May 2016) will display and present companies from around the world that create the globe’s most exclusive luxury items. A cutting-edge series of talks on luxury asset acquisition, focusing on the three themes of air, land and sea, will be held at the historic ‘Old Billingsgate’ in the heart of London, as part of ‘Prestige London’ and ‘The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show’. Created for Superyacht owners and high net worth Individuals, the seminars will be hosted by The Superyacht Owner and Superyacht Buyer, and organised by Superyacht Events. The summit will take place over three consecutive mornings and will focus on the problems and pitfalls of owning, buying and managing luxury assets. Each day will concentrate on a specific commodity; private jets, property…

Fraser Yachts announces the addition of M/Y LADY DIA, M/Y CYRUS ONE, M/Y HELIAD, M/Y LADY SOUL and M/Y TIGER LILY OF LONDON to their impressive superyacht charter fleet. M/Y LADY DIA M/Y LADY DIA (ex AL MOHAMMADY) is a 37.8m Ferretti Custom Line Navetta and the largest Ferretti available on the charter market. With both her interior and exterior designed by Gianni Zuccon, she is a top of the line fast semi-displacement yacht ideal for cruising the West Mediterranean. M/Y LADY DIA can accommodate 10 – 12 guests in five luxurious staterooms, and boasts a deck jacuzzi, large exterior deck spaces, an excellent crew of seven and a maximum speed of 27.5 knots. Do not miss this opportunity to charter an outstanding yacht! M/Y CYRUS ONE M/Y CYRUS ONE is a multi-award winning 34.5m pedigree superyacht, built by Cyrus Yachts, with a stylish contemporary interior by Rene Van Der…