Vincenzo Poerio, well-experienced in the superyacht sector, is now part of the management team at Tankoa Yachts. He is taking on the role as joint Chief Executive Officer, alongside Euro Contenti, who is also CEO. Global yachting customers, particularly Americans, who comprise the largest percentage of yacht owners and buyers worldwide, surely recognize Poerio’s name.
Martin Kelsey III, a.k.a. Mike Kelsey, Jr., whose lifelong love of boating and the family business, the shipyard Palmer Johnson, led him to its helm, died of cancer on January 4. He was 57 years old. Born February 12, 1962 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Kelsey had boating in his blood. His grandfather, the late Patrick
As 2019 drew to a close, we decided to take a look back at the megayachts and megayacht-related newsmakers that made headlines over the past year. More so, though, we decided to research what captivated the attention of readers like you. It will probably come as no surprise that significant-size new launches were the subjects
Sunseeker took the yachting industry, and customers, by surprise in announcing not only the Sunseeker 161 Yacht in 2018, but also that it was expanding into aluminum construction. While it was news to the public, it was actually part of a carefully crafted vision. In fact, the model was just the first in an official
Todd Roberts, the president of Marine Group Boat Works, has seen the superyacht-service industry change dramatically over his nearly 20-year career with the California-based yard. It has particularly changed over the past decade, which is the time that has passed since he was one of our first guests on the Megayacht News Radio podcast. Among
Mehmet Karabeyoglu (pictured, above left) established Turkey-based Turquoise Yachts, then known as Proteksan Turquoise, in 1997. Since that time, about 30 megayachts have emerged under the Proteksan Turquoise and Turquoise Yachts brands, under his watch. Come July, Karabeyoglu is stepping down as CEO. A veteran of the yachting industry, Patrik von Sydow (below) will assume