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Enjoy a Superlative VIP Experience at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show features some of the top superyachts in the world on display. Superyachts are engineering marvels; the sheer power of their presence is balanced by the sleek lines of their design, and crowned with luxury that is both unmistakable and unapologetic. “Superyacht Avenue” is one of the most popular areas of the show, with constantly teeming crowds comprised of serious shoppers and enthusiasts alike. However, being surrounded by all these stunning super-creations can create a sensory overload. Imagine the benefit of having a place to retire from the crowds and the heat, where you can relax and refresh. About Windward VIP Club Experience Presented by Ulysse Nardin and Delta Private Jets, the Windward VIP Club Experience aims to provide such a sanctuary. It features a fully air-conditioned lounge/dining area, an open bar with…

The super yacht industry has seen a change of wind recently in its sails and yachting related events has been no exception. What used to be a predictable line up of events and shows, has somewhat turned in favour to what one might be more familiar with in the automotive, fine art or jewellery industry. While a concept yacht show is yet to see its day, two bright men both hailing from well-known yachting backgrounds and more significantly, Millennials, decided last year to get together to shake up the scene and offer a completely new approach to understanding and appreciating yachting in 2017 and beyond (we hope). Forget the line up of super yachts we are accustomed to at international boat shows, brokers hungrily awaiting for their next client to come aboard or middlemen scrambling for the invitation of the season to chit chat among themselves. The Super Yacht Gallery…

The Italian Group, the world’s leading builder of luxury yachts, will be in the spotlight at Yachts Miami Beach 2017 (February 16-20) with a fleet of 21 models, ranging in length from 10 to 63 meters. Also planned is the highly-awaited world preview of the new Benetti Now. Azimut | Benetti Group will be taking 21 models to Yachts Miami Beach 2017: all five Azimut Yachts collections will be represented, plus three Benetti superyachts. The Miami boat show also provides an opportunity for the official presentation of the new Benetti Now, superyachts over 50 meters. With 18 Azimut Yachts branded boats in the water, the Italian shipyard is preparing to welcome visitors with the crème de la crème of its five Collections. From the Atlantis 34, the smallest in the range, to the 84 Flybridge, a 26-metre yacht designed to offer the maximum cruising comfort, and between them two 66…

Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker International won the ‘Champion of British Manufacturing’ award at the Walpole British Luxury Awards, which were announced at an awards ceremony at The Dorchester in London. Celebrating the best in craftsmanship, innovation and design from all sectors of the luxury industry, the Awards are in their 15th year.  Winners are chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, all of whom are decision makers and innovators from the worlds of luxury and business. Commenting on the award win, Phil Popham, CEO of Sunseeker International says: “This award is a tribute to the skill and dedication of our 2,000 employees in Dorset where we have meticulously manufactured award winning luxury performance motor yachts for c.50 years. To be honoured amongst other prestigious British brands such as Jimmy Choo, Tate Modern, Stella McCartney and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a hugely rewarding experience for the whole team.” Excellence in…

CHARITY & PHILANTHROPY Y.CO, the challenger brand of the superyacht industry, and The Lewis Moody Foundation have joined forces on a series of extreme fundraising challenges around the world. Following their headnorth Polar Expedition which raised over €250,000 in 2015, the team are taking on headeast this December. Y.CO Co-Founders Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett and Director Yacht Management Yves Damette will be joined by Rugby World Cup Winner Lewis Moody MBE, other rugby stars and explorer Alan Chambers MBE on this demanding cycling challenge. The team aims to raise over £75,000 for The Lewis Moody Foundation. headeast will see the Team take on a gruelling 1,000km cycle challenge over 10 days from Saigon, Vietnam, to Angkor Watt, Cambodia, cycling up to 130km per day. The route takes in steep mountain climbs up to 1,500 metres above sea level, dense jungles and remote temples, in humid conditions and temperatures of 30-35oC. A limited number…