Willy Persico, Founder of Southern Wind Shipyard, Dies

Guglielmo Persico, the founder and president of Southern Wind Shipyard, died suddenly on May 12. Known as Willy Persico throughout the yachting industry, he was 79 years old. On its homepage, Southern Wind Shipyard states, “Incredulous, we learned today from the family that for some months Willy had hidden a great concern for his health.” Continue reading


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MegayachtNews.com Goes to Washington for American Boating Congress

Congressional representatives are increasingly learning about the economic impact that megayacht owners and the industry have. It’s in large part due to the work of the U.S. Superyacht Association http://www.ussuperyacht.com (USSA), the trade organization representing the large-yacht industry on American soil. Next week, as part of the annual American Boating Congress (ABC), the USSA will Continue reading