Examples of generosity on the part of superyacht crew, owners, and businesses abound. The recent efforts to help the Bahamian people following Hurricane Dorian and the longtime, ongoing efforts of the non-profit YachtAid Global are well known. While these efforts traditionally focus on somewhat remote communities, some areas in well-to-do regions need help, too. That
Every year, the International SeaKeepers Society honors those who honor the oceans. They include ocean-conservation advocates such as Prince Albert II, the biologist and author Dr. Sylvia Earle, superyacht owner Alexander Dreyfoos, as well as members of the famed Cousteau family, Jean-Michel and Fabien Cousteau. Next month, the non-profit presents its SeaKeeper of the Year
As of this writing, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is three days into a journey across the Atlantic Ocean. She is en route from Plymouth, England to New York aboard the racing yacht Malizia II. Thunberg is the climate activist who has made global headlines. They started with her school strike outside Sweden’s parliament building last year.
Giovanni Besenzoni, the Italian entrepreneur behind the eponymous brand of yacht and megayacht accessories, died on August 11. He was 77 years old. Born in northern Italy’s Sarnico, Giovanni Besenzoni worked in a small shipyard in the area starting at age 18. He rose through the ranks to become a foreman. When the shipyard went
An Allied Marine yacht broker has filed a lawsuit against a client and Baglietto. He claims the two circumvented verbal agreements under which he would receive a commission. The lawsuit follows a related filing by the client. The owner requests a declaratory judgment that the broker is not due any commission from the megayacht purchase.
In recent weeks, multiple media reports have chronicled distressing stories about marine life. For instance, whales have washed ashore with enough plastics in their digestive systems to fill a giant garbage dumpster. Still other TV, print, and online reports focus on toxic algae blooms. Thankfully, more people are cognizant of their environmental responsibility. Businesses are,