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,
Stunning paintings, lithographs, sculptures, and more command attention in saloons, staterooms, and foyers. There’s just one problem. These fine pieces are susceptible to humidity and temperature changes onboard, along with errant spills and other accidental damage. Yacht art management is therefore just as crucial as washing down the decks and tidying relaxation areas. This brings
If you own a MasterCraft superyacht tender, you’re in for a treat. MasterCraft Boats UK, which operates the tenders division for the builder, will arrange for world-champion wakeboarder Dan Nott (above and below) to fly out to your yacht. He’ll teach you and your family super-cool maneuvers behind the boat, whether you’re a novice or
Eight years after it opened its doors in Florida, Worth Avenue Yachts is now coast to coast. Not Floridian coast to Floridian coast, though. Instead, a Worth Avenue Yachts Seattle office opens effective May 1. “Some of our best clients are from the West Coast,” explains Brian Tansey, co-founder of the company, which specializes in