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

Megayacht News Leadership Series: JB Turner, Front Street Shipyard

As the president and general manager of Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, which opened in 2011, JB Turner has put the region on the megayacht map. His extensive yacht-building knowledge and his personal rapport with owners and yacht crew alike have earned him an enviable reputation. That, along with the business savvy he and 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