In this issue

After a difficult few years for the yacht building industry, buyers, sellers and brokers gathering this week for the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s biggest gathering of luxury vessels, are hoping for better times ahead

Yacht industry endures a crucial year

Participants gathering in Monaco this week are on lookout for return of confidence

Ellison team wins America’s Cup showdown

Oracle boss hails victory after dramatic comeback

Luxury vessels prove their worth

Superyachts bring economic benefits and contribute significantly to employment

Somersaulting manta rays make up for a steering crisis

Marvels of marine life provide the highlights of a trip in the overfished Mediterranean

Lady M docks in Vigo
©Richard Donkin

Rule change set to increase attraction of mooring in Spain

Lobbying on tax regulations pays off and augurs well for charters

Branded regattas help create strong bonds with customers

Events aimed at bringing together owners are proving popular

America’s Cup: change of format for TV prices out teams

Efforts to attract an audience beyond sailing have helped makde the event too expensive

Tenders: A little something to get you to the shore

The craft that accompany the biggest superyachts can be impressive in themselves

Shakeel Kudrolli and his wife Zia Hajeebhoy

A shared dream ‘to get Indians to sail’

Shakeel Kudrolli and Zia Hajeebhoy are a husband and wife team aiming to get their country sailing

Yacht for sale: with karaoke room included

The Chinese yachting and crusing market has its own dynamics

Dutch yards maintain a focus on quality

Competition between yacht builders keeps standards high

June 2013

Highs and lows reflect a tough time

Dazzling new superyacht launches cannot disguise a difficult market or sadness at a high-profile tragedy

Mediterranean glamour ports’ facilities fall behind the times

Cheaper locations with modern utilities sell themselves as alternatives to congested berths such as Monaco

Challenging times in chartering

Rising number of boats for hire is driving down prices

Indians begin a voyage of discovery

Off the Mumbai coastline, the signs are of a country finally setting sail, although progress remains slow

Buyers and specialist lenders explore alternative funding models

Perceptions of value have changed in the industry

Designs balancing cost and luxury

These days, everyone is looking for value for money

Russia delays tougher marine emissions standards

Regulations could affect charter and reduce vessel guest capacity

Martin Redmayne: Britannia II would showcase the UK’s excellence

A state yacht could easily become a statement of the nation’s creative quality

Italian builders craft a future out of adversity

China is among the new markets targeted as domestic sales stagnate

Identical racing boats cut competition expenses for sponsors

One-design classes offer close finishes and cost savings