In this report

Well-heeled owners and industry brokers will be reflecting on another tough year for the mid-market against improving orders and sales in large high-quality superyachts

Sector has weathered the storm

Order books for top-end boats and racing sailing vessels look healthy but mid-market sales remain becalmed

The Azzam, the Lürssen shipyard’s biggest project

Ever bigger boats keep German yards busy

Success is due to a willingness to adapt in a fickle global market

Paul Larsen

Yacht owners gripped by fever for hydrofoils

Outside the America’s Cup, the lust for speed is fuelling interest in yacht design

Centres vie to parade their wares

The sector’s business and marketing calendar revolves around these events but do they generate sales?

Technology exposes owners to new risks

Innovation has opened the door to modern dangers, including blackmail and piracy

Pendennis construction

Pendennis focus on refits proves a winning formula

The Cornish yard draws on the expertise and skills of former tin miners


Younger owners want more adventurous toys

Innovation is adding excitement to sailors’ leisure

‘There is a squid on your head . . . ’

Holidaying on a boat can offer surprising experiences of the natural world around us that money cannot buy

Contracts for crews

New regulations are improving standards of professionalism

Yachting reforms fail to trigger seismic shift in Mediterranean charter market

Recent pro-yachting reforms have not sparked activity in the superyacht charter market