UPDATE, JUNE 28, 2021: The family of Oleg Burlakov (pictured below), the owner of Black Pearl, sent us the following statement: It is with deep sorrow that the Burlakov family announces the death of Oleg Burlakov, who passed away on 21st June 2021 in Moscow aged 72. Oleg is survived by his wife Loudmila and
As the CEO of Safe Harbor Marinas, Baxter Underwood oversees the largest network of marinas in the world. The properties cater to boaters with all sizes and shapes of craft, including megayachts. Due to some recent high-profile acquisitions like Lauderdale Marine Center, we spoke with Underwood, to learn more particularly about the plans for the
Texas-born owner Carl Allen knows how to squeeze every last drop out of his fleet. He is the proud owner of the Westport 164 Gigi (named after his wife, pictured with him) and the Damen support vessel Axis. The souped-up Axis carries a Triton 3300 submarine, a foldable-wing amphibious plane, two flats boats, a dive
An introduction a year ago has landed a prominent American home designer his first yacht project. Malibu-based Scott Gillen, the founder of the residential design and development company Unvarnished, is responsible for the interior design of a 160-foot (49-meter) megayacht at Rossinavi. Justin Blue, the CEO of the brokerage firm Yachtblue, brought the duo together.
The sudden closing of borders due to COVID-19 and the related bureaucratic red tape in trying to get permission to leave has caused owners and their crews a lot of stress over the past year. Add in the fact that many crew spent significantly longer periods of time onboard, without seeing family, and the stress
Rien Moonen, who established the Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts, died suddenly on March 29. He was 84 years old. Born in 1936, Moonen was one of 11 children, and the second-born son. His father owned a painting company, which he took interest in at a young age. In fact, he was just 15 when