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Superyacht 101 Series: Advice From Fellow Owner Buddy Darby

Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in  a series on MegayachtNews.com for first-time buyers (see “Introducing the Superyacht 101 Series”). Who better to provide advice than someone who’s gone through the process? For this article, we spoke with Buddy Darby (above), who has owned a few sailing yachts. His current superyacht is a 154-footer Continue reading


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Superyacht 101 Series: Advice From Fellow Owner Mark Robba

Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in  a new series on MegayachtNews.com for first-time buyers (see “Introducing the Superyacht 101 Series”). Who better to provide advice, especially for those of you planning to build, than an existing owner who’s gone through the experience? For this article, we spoke with Mark Robba (above), who commissioned Continue reading


Superyacht 101 Series: Selecting an Owner’s Representative

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in  a new series on MegayachtNews.com (see “Introducing the Superyacht 101 Series”). For this article, we spoke with AJ Anderson (above right and below), a longtime captain and the CEO of Wright Maritime Group, a large-yacht operations and management firm. Wright Maritime Group oversees new construction, financial administration, Continue reading