VF Yachts: Project Management Firm From Fraser Yachts

Fraser Yachts has long offered yacht management among its services. It’s now created a new management company, VF Yachts, to more tightly target some superyacht owners. While VF Yachts is concentrating on megayachts measuring 131 feet (40 meters) and larger, it’s particularly focusing on the 197- to 459-foot (60- to 140-meter) range. Full details are Continue reading

IYT Combats Counterfeit Marine Certificates

Crew-placement agencies, yacht-management companies, and more are increasingly encountering counterfeit marine certificates. Some of these are of such good quality that they’ve fooled a number of reputable yachting-industry professionals. Until, that is, a check of the school listed on the certificate reveals it doesn’t exist. International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) has a solution that it Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: David Tydeman, Oyster Yachts

When Oyster Yachts entered the megayacht market in 2010, the yachting industry was suffering the effects of the global economic crisis. That didn’t dissuade the UK builder from expanding its superyacht sailing offerings, which now include the Oyster 825, Oyster 885, Oyster 100, and Oyster 125. With the upcoming Oyster 118, the builder continues to Continue reading