Joost Mertens is the fleet manager for the well-known Dutch naval architecture and design studio Vripack. It may seem strange for a design firm to have a fleet manager. After all, the job title typically goes to a person who works for a charter brokerage, or even a yacht-management firm. But, it’s not only quite
Dating back to the mid-1800s, the original Adirondack guideboats helped people in the waters of upstate New York hunt, fish, and explore. Entirely hand-crafted of wood, they were sturdy enough to row for days on end, yet light enough for even one person to carry for lengthy journeys. For decades, these boats dotted the waters
From Airbnb to Poshmark and even Uber and Lyft, the sharing economy is a big part of today’s world. Not surprisingly, luxury companies are carving out corners for themselves in this market, too. LUXNow is one such company. Originally focusing on exotic and fine cars, LUXNow has since expanded to include fine homes and of course
John and Michael Kelly are more than father and son. The two have always wanted to work together. Even more than this, though, they wanted a family business related to boating. Three generations of their family started boating together in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the family continued to do so years later in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
How many superyacht design studios have a partner with a background in finance, plus a keen eye for design? Harrison Eidsgaard does. This is just one part of the story behind the renowned studio, setting it apart from others in the industry. Of course, there’s more to Harrison Eidsgaard, too, which Ben Harrison (below right,
Whenever any of us sees a yacht on the horizon, oftentimes our first thought is, “I wonder what that looks like inside?” Yacht interiors are specialties for Glancy Fawcett. But, the company is far more than just a showroom with items on the shelves. In fact, it custom designs and manufactures pieces specifically for superyacht