Megayacht News Leadership Series: Burak Akgül, Perini Navi

Burak Akgül has been with Perini Navi for the past 26 years. He was recently appointed managing director  for sales, marketing, and design. He has seen Perini Navi grow from a sailing superyacht builder to a group with multiple shipyards. Burak Akgül reports to Enrico dell’Artino, the newly appointed CEO, a role vacated by Giancarlo […]

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Vasco Buonpensiere, Cantiere delle Marche: Leadership Series


Cantiere delle Marche may have opened its doors in 2010, but it has quickly tapped an underserved niche in custom-yacht construction. From its Darwin series to its Nauta Air series, Cantiere delle Marche focuses on ocean-crossers that are as aesthetically striking as they are strong. Even the choice of “Darwin” for its first series conveys […]

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Ivan Erdevicki Restyles 125 Explorer


Hard-charging yachts need not look so tough and inflexible. That’s why Erdevicki Superyacht Design was approached to restyle a 125-foot (38.1-meter) explorer yacht for a builder. He even gave her a more yacht-y paint job as an option. Ivan Erdevicki, principal of Erdevicki Superyacht Design, says the builder does not want to be identified. Regardless, […]

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Megayacht News Leadership Series: Philippe Mondielli, Wood Forever Pact


The Wood Forever Pact is an initiative established in 2010 by Prince Albert II of Monaco. It’s part of his Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The Foundation focuses on protecting the environment and encouraging sustainable development. The Wood Forever Pact strives to combat deforestation and the related increase in greenhouse gas emissions. To that […]

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Dive Superyacht, PADI Course Tailored for Yacht Crew


Megayacht owners and guests who enjoy diving, or want to learn, now have a new option. Dive Superyacht’s program allows your PADI-certified crewmembers to receive special PADI certificates, without the yacht having to become an official PADI Dive Boat or you hiring a dive charter. Dive Superyacht was created by Blueprint Marine. The UK-based company […]

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