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The shift in global economic power is changing the game for the superyacht and pleasureboat industry

Asia takes the helm in choppy waters

The shift in global economic power is changing the game for the superyacht and pleasureboat industry

Ferretti yacht

Investment: No plain sailing for private equity

Returns will come not from snapping up distressed assets but better trading, says Stanley Pignal

Design: The downside of lightweight efficiency

Sometimes owners get led astray by green issues, write Frances and Michael Howorth

Acciona vessel

Sea-change: The Acciona prepares to compete in the Vendée Globe

The Acciona, due to compete in the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, has powerful batteries instead of fossil, says Victor Mallet

Hugo Boss yacht team

Sponsors: As backers pull out, strategic tack is needed

Companies and competitors can still do deals, says Richard Donkin

Middle East: Fuel is cheap and speed is a must for sailors in Arab world

Messing about in boats goes with the territory, write Frances and Michael Howorth

Taxation: Soaking the rich can be counterproductive

The overall economic benefit of the industry must be considered, says Richard Donkin

J Class: Historic yachts race off UK coast

Rebuilds and restorations are making racing these classics against eacher other possible once more

Servicing: Fuel at heart of supply challenges

Owners may be wealthy but still like to save money filling up, writes Richard Donkin

Porto Montenegro

Marinas: More moorings mooted for Med

A shortage of berths is looming, write Frances and Michael Howorth