Megayacht News Leadership Series: Tilli Antonelli, Wider Yachts

America’s Cup skipper-turned-entrepreneur Attilio “Tilli” Antonelli created the Pershing brand of yachts in 1985, now part of the Ferretti Group. Six years ago he created Wider Yachts. With it, he is well on the way to creating an equally famous and valuable brand. It’s known for expanding (literally) usable space aboard yachts and megayachts, plus Continue reading

Mustafa Koç, RMK Marine Chief: 1960-2016

Mustafa V. Koç, the chairman of the company that owns Turkey-based RMK Marine, died of a heart attack this morning. He was 55 years old. Koç (pronounced “coach”) had been serving as chairman of Koç Holding, a family business, since 2003. The company was established by his grandfather, the late Vehbi Koç. It has diverse Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: Klaas Hakvoort, Hakvoort Shipyard

Closing in on its 100th anniversary, Hakvoort Shipyard remains a family affair. Based in Monnickendam, a traditional Dutch seafaring town, the yard is currently operated by the fourth generation of Hakvoorts. Hakvoort’s director, Klaas Hakvoort, carefully observed as his father, Albert, steered the company into bigger megayacht territory. Klaas himself has overseen a physical expansion Continue reading