Joe Artese of Joseph Artese Design makes a confession in today’s podcast: He prefers sailing yachts over motoryachts. A sailor at heart, he can’t help himself. That’s not to say that he hasn’t enjoyed working on various motoryacht projects over the years, including the refit of Suri, the refit of Alucia, and the design of
Plenty of people change careers. Imagine if Bruce Johnson hadn’t left the automotive field to pursue yacht design. He never would have become president and chef designer of Sparkman & Stephens, arguably the most famous naval architecture firm in the world. In fact, the company has designed more than 2,700 vessels, ranging from superyachts to
Communication is the cornerstone of any successful business. It’s also the cornerstone of the U.S. Superyacht Association’s (USSA) efforts to brief captains on the latest rules and regulations affecting their and their crew’s ability to enter U.S. waters and enjoy their time here. Unfortunately, lack of communication on the local and even federal level when
Attention crewmembers and owners: “Ask questions.” That’s the biggest piece of advice that Mark Bononi, the director of the luxury-yacht division of MHG Marine Benefits, gives to crew and their employers when inquiring about health-insurance plans. Insurance is something many of us would prefer not to think about, but should. And in the marine world,
Whether a yacht charters or is strictly for private use, oftentimes the guests will want to experience something exceptional. It might be an after-hours tour of a museum or shopping experience, for example. Then there are seemingly mundane but crucial tasks like ensuring a spare part flown in from overseas can make it through customs.
Barclays is well known for its banking, investment management, wealth management, and other financial services for high-net-worth individuals. While it’s the largest wealth manager in the UK, it has offices in 50 countries, including the United States. It’s also interesting – and important – to note that while the global banking collapse prompted some major