7 Miami Yacht Show Megayachts to See

The annual Miami Yacht Show megayachts lineup attracts both brokerage and new-build buyers from around the world. As the industry, interest, and yachts have grown, though, the show’s longtime location couldn’t accommodate them. Now concentrated in downtown Miami, the event promises more yachts, and more ease in getting around. For its three-decade history, the Miami Continue reading


PHOTO: George Bekris

Eight Bells: Notable Megayacht Owner & Industry Passings in 2018

In seafaring tradition, the ringing of eight bells pays respect to a deceased sailor. It signifies that his or her “watch” is over. Several watches in the yachting industry ended this year—far too soon, at that. Indeed, while many a person’s passing leaves colleagues and admirers at a loss for words, 2018 seemed to hit Continue reading


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Dave Christensen, Founder of Christensen Shipyards: 1931-2018

Few people launch new businesses nearly halfway through their lives. Dave Christensen did that at age 50, establishing Christensen Shipyards. The founder of one of America’s best-known megayacht builders died last week at age 87 in Washington State, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Unlike many in yachting, Christensen wasn’t born into a maritime family. Continue reading