A year after buying Fraser Yachts, expanding further into megayachts, MarineMax has added yet another superyacht specialist to its fold. This time, it’s the brokerage, charter, and yacht-services company Northrop & Johnson. This gives MarineMax a much larger ability to grow its customers up into bigger boats. Furthermore, it can keep them longer into their
Whether you have an 80-footer (24-meter) or 280-footer (85-meter), disposing of fruit peels, coffee grounds, and similar “eco” waste when you’re in Greece is just a call away. Entrepreneurial-minded locals have expanded their door-to-dock and -anchorage Octopi provisioning service to include collecting non-hazardous waste. Siblings Anna and Christos Backos, who also have American heritage, along
Usually, when megayacht owners or charter guests want to visit somewhere remote, their yacht agents reach out to expedition guides. BWA Yachting created its own company, Berkeley Rand, to handle the tasks, with a twist. Berkeley Rand employs artificial intelligence and other technology in combination with real-life knowledge, making far-off voyages far more special. BWA
Five days after listing dramatically with megayachts onboard due to a ballast problem, the transport ship Super Servant 4 left Spain to conclude the rest of her planned journey. DYT Yacht Transport, which operates the vessel, indicates that some yachts suffered damage during the incident. However, none reportedly was severe. Additionally, the company asserts it
Charter brokers and polar-voyage specialists will both tell you that there is strong interest in seeing Polar Regions. One of the challenges, though, is having access to properly outfitted vessels. Nansen Polar Expeditions is stepping in with a solution. Its founders are new to private charter but well experienced in managing logistics in ice-laden waters.
A ballasting problem caused the yacht-transport ship Super Servant 4 to list dramatically with several megayachts aboard this week. Despite this, no reported injuries resulted. Furthermore, as of yesterday, all of the yachts reportedly safely cleared Super Servant 4’s deck. The incident occurred the morning of June 8. Super Servant 4, operated by DYT Yacht