Jon Bannenberg: A Life of Design—Book on Yachting’s Great Rule-Breaker

As children, we’re often told to abide by the rules. But sometimes, creating your own rules is better. The late Jon Bannenberg, who died in 2002, did exactly that with yacht design. The new book Jon Bannenberg: A Life of Design takes you through his extraordinary four-decade-long career. Written by Dickie Bannenberg (below), who worked Continue reading


Megayacht News Leadership Series: Philippe Briand

If the French people ever needed to replace the word le bateau (“boat”) in their language for another, chances are they would suggest “le Briand.” Philippe Briand is, to many of the people, the embodiment of the word. They know him as the designer of their beloved production sailing yachts sold by Jeanneau, Beneteau, and Continue reading


Onlyacht Restores 18th-Century Table for Megayacht Owner

The recent refit of an unnamed 138-foot (42-meter) motoryacht raised a dilemma. The owner wanted a prized 18th-century card table featured in one of the rooms. The interior-design firm did what a number of other professionals, and owners, are increasingly doing. It turned to Onlyacht. Founded by David Burton, who has experience in antique furniture Continue reading