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STP and ACREW announce first edition of professional development courses for superyacht crew

May 06, 2014

Written by zuzana

STP Shipyard Palma and ACREW Superyacht Crew Community have teamed up to offer, for the first time in the STP refit facilities, professional development courses for superyacht crew. The first edition of these courses will be held in the STP facilities in the fantastic Spain yacht charter destination – Palma de Mallorca on 8th and 9th May, 2014.

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Mallorca, known for being one of the most important superyacht destinations in the Mediterranean, welcomes a large number of superyacht captains and crew who choose to spend weeks and even months on the island to carry out their refits.

A key objective for STP is to ensure that captains and crew have an enjoyable stay in Mallorca and add value to their time spent conducting their refit. For this reason STP has partnered with ACREW, a company known by crew for its quality and innovative events, to create these professional development sessions for captains and crew under the name STP&ACREW SUPERYACHT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Over the two days of the event, STP & ACREW have organised a series of workshops, discussions, fire drills and other activities, all of which are free for registered crew as a support to their professional lives. There will be courses for whole crew attendance as well as sessions specifically designed for captains, engineers, interior and deck.

A special emphasis has been placed on sailing with the addition of the Ropes and Rigging workshop in recognition that Palma de Mallorca is a superyacht sail yacht hub.

The professional development sessions will be combined with quality networking lunches and a captains’ dinner. At the end of the second day of workshops all delegates, along with all STP clients and superyacht crew in Mallorca are invited to STP & ACREW barbecue. The dockside barbecue will become a dockside party when the popular international DJ Dani L Mebius takes to the stage at 9pm. Dani L Mebius is the resident DJ from Zoom Yachting and will be headlining at several worldwide crew events in 2014.

Launch of new Southern Wind Sailing Academy

May 06, 2014

Written by zuzana

The prestigious South African luxury yacht builder, Southern Wind, is proud to announce the launch of the new Southern Wind Sailing Academy. It will be officially presented at the upcoming 12th edition of the Southern Wind Trophy on 5th of June 2014. The event will be held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in the fascinating Italy yacht charter destination – Porto Cervo in Sardinia and will run from the 3rd to the 7th of June, 2014.

Southern Wind superyacht Cape Arrow under sail

Southern Wind superyacht Cape Arrow under sail

Southern Wind Sailing Academy’s focus is to improve seamanship and sailing skills among passionate yacht owners, crews and sailors.

This project’s aim is to educate participants to both performance and blue water sailing culture, through the following elements:
– tailor made activities, according to each client ‘s objectives and expectations.
– a selection of the most reliable and exclusive partners available on the market, chosen according to each different activity.
– an exclusive fleet made of Southern Wind Yachts and other performance smaller sailing yachts.
-a ‘five stars’ Southern Wind service supporting clients in the whole project.

Crew aboard Southern Wind sailing yacht Cape Arrow

Crew aboard Southern Wind sailing yacht Cape Arrow

The Academy will operate as a Division of Pegaso Srl, Southern Wind Marketing Representative and its official Director will be announced during Southern Wind Trophy Official Dinner ceremony.

Southern Wind Sailing Academy’s pilot inaugural course will start in Genoa on 7th May 2014.

It has been tailored on 10 international passionate guests wishes, as an introductory course for the Offshore Yacht Master achievement during the next Transatlantic Super Yacht Regatta, where the team will race on board of a Southern Wind Yacht in the ‘racing with comfort’ formula.

A very successful Palma International Boat Show 2014

May 05, 2014

Written by zuzana

Hosted by the lovely Spain yacht charter destination – Palma, this year’s 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show 2014 closed its doors on Sunday, May 4, following five busy sunny days. Record-breaking in terms of land- and water-based exhibitors, the Show even had a surprise visit from Queen Sofia of Spain.

Superyacht Quay at Palma International Boat Show 2014

Superyacht Quay at Palma International Boat Show 2014

Marina Estrella has attended every edition of the Show since it started in 1984, Guy Norrish comments, “After hotels, yachting contributes a substantial amount to the Balearic economy and we now have a Boat Show that reflects this.  The 2012 hiatus actually did the event a world of good and it came back in 2013 with a new format, more visitors and more serious boat buyers.  This trend continued for 2014 as we welcomed a number of clients, old and new, from as far afield as Germany, the UK, Russia and Latin America. Marina Estrella’s prime position at the end of newly renovated Pier 2 worked well and our 12 boat line-up, including examples from Azimut, Cobalt, Minorchino, Atlantis, Hanse, Moody and Varianta, was well-received for its diversity in size and affordability.  We expect a number of deals to close over the next two to three weeks.”

Guy continues, “The decision to run the Palma Superyacht Show alongside the mainstream Palma International Boat Show has also proven to be an excellent one.  As an exhibitor in the ‘normal’ Show, we are grateful for the superyacht presence as it adds both profile and interest to the event.  It also helps foster continued collaboration between brokers of smaller and larger yachts.  Owners tend to move up and down the size range in the course of their boating life, for example in the run-up to the Show, Marina Estrella introduced a buyer to Camper & Nicholsons for 39m Maiora motor yacht Why Worry, so sharing the same ‘stage’ makes perfect sense.”

Official reports state that in the region of 32,000 people visited the Show across the five days. Land-based exhibitors were up 20% on last year and the number of berths up 75%.  Director of the Boat Show, Chema Sans, said, “Looking beyond the figures, the important thing is that the visitor profile has been that of interested enthusiasts, of buyers, whereas last year the majority came for a stroll.”  This has translated into a greater amount of business, not only yachts, but also in equipment, clothing and accessories.

Furthermore, organisers claim that 90% of exhibitors want to return next year, with many key exhibitors already booking their place. More than half of this 90% have asked for increased exhibition space, particularly in the water.  This is something Chema is keen to address, particularly as the Palma Superyacht Show continues to flourish. He added, “In the last 20 years the Balearics have become one of the most important nautical centres in the Mediterranean, so the Boat Show has been growing with that. Now we want to be the biggest brokerage superyacht show in Europe. We are planning to dredge an area to increase draft and next year we will have room for many more bigger boats.”

This year, 55 yachts between 25 and 48 metres long exhibited at the Palma Superyacht Show, up from 42 in 2013, and Arne Ploch, President of joint organisers the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association and broker with Camper & Nicholsons, also has his eyes on expansion.

Arne said, “The Show has gone even better than last year.  In fact some of the companies exhibiting have highlighted that it is the best boat show they have attended in the last ten years. Clients came from afar, including the United States, and one of the wealthiest people in the world also paid a visit. The event is destined to become one of the best without losing its special charm. It is not elitist, like Monaco, but is open to everyone. Palma International Boat Show has great potential for growth and could attract in its next edition up to 60 or 70 superyachts, as well as an increase in the number of exhibitors.”

Valencia Boat Show 2014 a Resounding Success

May 02, 2014

Written by zuzana

Taken place in the fantastic Western Mediterranean yacht charter location – Valencia in Spain, this year’s Valencia Boat Show closed its doors with a very satisfying balance for the organization. The event provided five days of intense commercial as well as recreational activity.

Valencia Boat Show 2014

Valencia Boat Show 2014

An increase in exhibitors, water and dry boats, new socio-cultural disciplines and sports activities repositories, dining and entertainment strengthening, have been applauded both by audience and participating companies.

With a profuse business that has fully satisfied the exhibitors, the show also met expectations of many fans and uninitiated of all ages who came to the event.

President of the show Jorge de Haro stressed: “Firms, federations involved and visitors were very satisfied. With more than 40,000 people, there has been an increase in trade visitors from all over the country. Several companies requested information to become exhibitors for the first time next year. We leave this new edition very reinforced and fully motivated to start working on 2015 edition”.

2014 Valencia Boat Show

2014 Valencia Boat Show

As last year, Valencia University is immersed in drafting a report on the socio-economic and touristic impact of the showroom. The report, which will be made public soon, is made out of information gathered during the Boat Show.

In sporting terms, the highlight of this year’s show was the celebration of the Regional Championship Cruise, which VALENCIA BOAT SHOW co-organizeed with the Valencian Community Sailing Federation.

Other developments within open to the public nautical disciplines included a program of activities that incorporated diving and a valencian cart corcheo fishing exhibition, a native modality that aroused the curiosity of many visitors.

A novel highlight of the current edition was the gastronomic strengthening with two new areas: VV Nautica, Food & Music, located on the third floor of the “Veles e Vents” building and managed by El Corte Inglés Club del Gourmet and Grupo La Sucursal, and Valencia Boat Show Gastro, a tapa fair located at the end of the channel managed by Quintessence.

Both proposals were integrated with other interesting activities such as fashion shows, lectures and courses, music performances, etc.
As in last edition’s, the show had different institutions and sports organizations collaborating to offer free sea baptisms in various disciplines, workshops for all ages, children’s play sea themed activities and water sports exhibits. The sea turtle recovered in the Sea Ark traditional release, starred by three loggerhead turtle this year, attracted considerable interest among the audience.

First day of Palma Boat Show 2014

May 02, 2014

Written by zuzana

Considering that the 2012 edition was called off due to insufficient support, the Palma Boat Show has returned to the enchanting Spain yacht charter destination – Palma with a bang, following its resumption last year. The event has grown amazingly in its present format.

Palma Boat Show 2014 - Photo credit to Joan Colom

Palma Boat Show 2014 - Photo credit to Joan Colom

The turn around has to a large extent been due to the success of the adjacent Palma Superyacht Show, which this year has attracted around fifty superyachts in the size range from 25 to 70 meters, with 19 specialist companies all presenting their services in tents along the dockside overlooking the moored yachts.

This has almost doubled the amount of exhibitors in the Superyacht area, which has temporary occupation rights at the newly reformed Moll Vell superyacht marina, whose club house and facilities building was only at the foundations stage last year and had to be cordoned off behind safety barriers thus reducing the width of the quayside to just a couple of metres.

This year the building is completed although not quite ready for occupation yet, and offers on its top floor, an elevated viewing terrace open to the public via a staircase outside of the show perimeters. This must be one of the worlds best ‘boat show panorama’ photography spots, and the modern stylish building itself provides an attractive backdrop to the show, with a wide newly paved area in front allowing comfortable viewing of all the moored yachts.

2014 Palma Boat Show - Photo credit to Joan Colom

2014 Palma Boat Show - Photo credit to Joan Colom

One of the most notable and representative of the brokerage superyachts on display is the 50 metre ketch Thalia, she was built by Vitters shipyard in Holland and is presented for sale by Ventura Yachts.

As expected the weather in Mallorca obliged with all day sunshine and a pleasant sea breeze in the afternoon on the opening day, with temperatures reaching 25C by the time the show was opened and inspected by Jose Ramon Buaza the President of the Balearic Islands, who has been strong supporter of the yachting sector in Palma.

There are 158 exhibitors in the total show including the traditional section with exhibitors such as Azimut, Fairline, Princess and Bavaria displaying the whole range of family size sailing and motor yachts. And with the usual large selection of RIBS, dayboats, sailing dinghys and accessories its fair to say that nothing at all is missing at the 2014 Boatshow Palma.

Fairline at the 2014 Palma Boat Show - Photo credit to Joan Colom

Fairline at the 2014 Palma Boat Show - Photo credit to Joan Colom

A good sign for the organisers is that around 40 (25%) of the 158 exhibitors are at the show for the first time, proving that last years revival is being built upon successfully in terms of support from the yachting industry.

The total exhibition area covers 2,375 m2, with lots of places to chill out with a cool drink or a light lunch, and over 200 boats are viewable actually in the water. With the public holiday on the 1st May, the show is expected to attract a large number of tourists and locals on its second day.

Entrance is €5,00 and free for under 12’s pensioners and professional visitors. The show is open until Sunday 4th May with opening times from 11am to 9pm with a ‘Night of the Sea’ on Friday 2nd May, where exhibitors will stay open to 11pm, and many will hold dockside parties for visitors and clients.

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Complete Marine Freight – Official shipping and logistics partner of Superyacht Cup Palma 2014

May 01, 2014

Written by zuzana

Complete Marine Freight has been presented as the official shipping and logistics partner for the Superyacht Cup Palma 2014. This is the fifth year the shipping transport company has been associated with the prominent superyacht regatta, which is set to run in the lovely Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Palma in Spain from June 18 to 21, 2014.

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Complete Marine Freight, have provided a suite of logistics and shipping services to a number of the Superyacht fleet including pre, during and post Superyacht Cup.

Complete Marine Freight Sales Director Tom Sell says: “We are extremely proud to be involved with Kate Branagh and the Superyacht Cup team again at the coming event this June. All we would say is if you are looking to ship equipment and or containers into Palma for the event, please contact us very soon so we can co-ordinate with other boats making life easier for all and more importantly more cost effective. We look forward to seeing all of you here and look forward to some great racing!”

Kate Branagh, Director of the Superyacht Cup, adds: “We are really pleased to welcome Complete Marine Freight back this year as our official shipping and logistics partner, they do a great job and work closely with many of the SYC participating yachts so it works well for us all.”

Running since 1996, The Superyacht Cup Palma is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and attracts many of the most prestigious sailing yachts from all over the world. The regatta is a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the 4 day regatta.

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda officially presents 2014 sporting season

April 30, 2014

Written by zuzana

The countdown is on to another Mediterranean sailing season and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) is getting ready to host the owners, crews, friends and supporters, who come to the beautiful Italy yacht charter location – Porto Cervo in Sardinia each year for the Club’s busy calendar of sporting events. During the Club’s annual press conference, which took place at the Four Seasons hotel in Milan this morning, the YCCS officially introduced this year’s sporting season.

YCCS Press Conference - Milan, April 2014

YCCS Press Conference - Milan, April 2014

The current season had already, in fact, kicked off in the waters of the fabulous Caribbean yacht charter destination – the British Virgin Islands, where the YCCS winter base was created a few short years ago in Virgin Gorda in order to give owners, sailors and renowned sailing yachts the chance to race year-round.

YCCS Virgin Gorda recently hosted the RC44 fleet at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup (11-16 February), the first ever event for the class in Caribbean waters. Then in March sailing superyachts returned to the YCCS Marina for the fourth edition of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous (19-22 March), a regatta that has quickly become an established event on the superyacht circuit.

Azzurra, the TP52 owned by Alberto Roemmers which flies the Club’s burgee on international regatta courses, also had a positive start to the season as she claimed second place in the US 52 Super Series and the circuit overall thanks to solid racing in the first two events of the circuit. Competition will soon move to the Mediterranean for the Rolex Capri Sailing Week (20-24 May), before the World Championship set to take place in Porto Cervo in June and a final two regattas in Spanish waters.

Riccardo Bonadeo, YCCS Commodore - YCCS Press Conference

Riccardo Bonadeo, YCCS Commodore - YCCS Press Conference

The season in Porto Cervo yacht charter location will open, as always, with the traditional Vela & Golf event (16-18 May) comprising fleet regattas aboard the fast and responsive Smeralda 888 craft designed for the Club by German Frers. The YCCS will then collaborate with the Poltu Quatu Marina in the organization of the Trofeo Challenge Alessandro Boeris Clemen (24 May), a biennial event now in its 7th edition and open to all vessels over 7.32 metres.

June will see the arrival of a majestic superyacht fleet for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (3-7 June), an event renowned for the beauty and elegance of the competing yachts. The sailing giants will immediately make way for a highly competitive group of TP52 boats ready to do battle for the Audi TP52 World Championship (9-14 June) over a week of tactical duels and thrilling competition organized in collaboration with Audi, the Club’s official automotive partner. June concludes with another traditional YCCS appointment for the Smeralda 888 class competing in the Coppa Europa Smeralda 888 (27-29 June) as part of their annual circuit. The “Smeraldas” will also be used for the YCCS Members Championship (3 August).

July sees the YCCS launch an important new initiative with the organization of the first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge (2-6 July), a new international team racing event in a truly Corinthian spirit. Some of the most prestigious European and international yacht Clubs will participate over four days of hard-fought racing aboard newly-launched Bavaria B/One one-design yachts from Farr Yacht Design.

Roberto Kerkoc, Vice President of the Board - YCCS Press Conference

Roberto Kerkoc, Vice President of the Board - YCCS Press Conference

After the habitual summer break, a selection of the world’s most spectacular sailing yachts will once again grace the quays of Porto Cervo Marina for two key events on the Mediterranean racing calendar: the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship (31 August – 6 September) and the biennial Rolex Swan Cup & Swan 45 World Championship (8-14 September). While both events were established in 1980 and are organized in collaboration with Rolex, the Club’s official timekeeper has sponsored the Rolex Swan Cup since 1984 and the 2014 edition marks the 30th anniversary of the enduring partnership between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

In addition to the Club’s longstanding collaboration with Rolex and its firmly established relationship with Audi, the YCCS today announced the addition of a third official partner. The renowned Swiss bank UBS, already active in the sponsorship of cultural and sporting activities, will become the  official financial partner of the YCCS from 2014.

Finally the spotlight returns to the fascinating Caribbean yacht charter destination – Virgin Gorda and the YCCS team who will welcome participants arriving from Tenerife in the Transatlantic Superyacht and Maxi Regatta (departs 23 November), to conclude another busy year in fine style.

“As always, the season will be a busy and rewarding one for our Club,” commented Riccardo Bonadeo, YCCS Commodore during today’s press conference. “Together with our traditional events, regattas for maxis and superyachts and the TP52 Worlds, we are also launching a new international team racing event. This reflects the Club’s constant quest for innovation and growth. Values that have carried the YCCS, despite its relatively young age, to the forefront of yachting worldwide.”

St Tropez to Monaco Charity Bike Ride 2014

April 30, 2014

Written by zuzana

Sunday, April 27, 2014, in the popular Western Mediterranean yacht charter destination – French Riviera, was marked by the 3rd annual St Tropez to Monaco charity bike ride in aid of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. Organised by the Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (affectionately known as COCC by members), cyclists comprised Eddie Jordan and other members of the Maclaren F1 group, Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is patron, as well as professional cycling heroes Mario Cipollini and Tiffany Cromwell.

Start of Oyster Cycling Ride from the popular South of France yacht charter location - St Tropez

Start of charity bike ride from the popular South of France yacht charter location - St Tropez

Double the number of cyclists took part this year and 140 enthusiastic people started out in the lovely South of France yacht charter location – St Tropez. Although the weather was windy and cold, and dark clouds loomed, the atmosphere and camaraderie between riders was unquenchable.

The team of cyclists were led out of St Tropez  by professionals Mario Cipollini and Tiffany Cromwell. Mario in particular gained a lot of attention at the front of the peloton with cyclists passing by the group nearly falling off when they realised quite who was in lead position!

COCC Prince Albert and Steve Crowe with daughter

COCC Prince Albert and Steve Crowe with daughter

Highlights of this event included Eddie Jordan playing the spoons at a stop between Nice and Monaco and the leading cyclists Mario and Tiffany, plus Steve Crowe, MD of Yachting Pages and two other fighting fit contenders, realising they were two hours ahead of the rest of the group and having to stop for them to catch up. The group was also able to cycle down the Promenade des Anglaise in Nice without any other traffic, due to a half marathon finishing just ahead of them.

COCC Eddie Jordan and Steve Crowe

COCC Eddie Jordan and Steve Crowe

Steve Crowe, MD of Yachting Pages said, “As a keen cyclist I have taken part in cycle rides for charity before, but never with this many riders. It was a real mix of people and fitness levels, and the team spirit was fantastic. Being in a group of 140 riders was intense, especially at the start, but we all soon found our place in the group and settled in to the challenge. From raising money for such a worthwhile cause to participating in the race with various industry icons, this has been a great experience.”

COCC Mario Cipollini

COCC Mario Cipollini

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation promotes the importance and reinforces awareness of water safety. Every single day at least two children die through drowning. Quoted on the charity website Princess Charlene explained. “We are all aware of horrible stories about small children drowning because they could not swim. Teaching them how to swim could save their lives, and the importance and awareness will help them to feel more comfortable and confident in all aquatic areas as well.

“My foundation is about children who can become great adults, if we collectively show them the way forward with strong sport values and solidarity, then together we can ensure that these young athletes get the opportunity to succeed.”

A very successful Antibes Yacht Show 2014

April 29, 2014

Written by zuzana

Taken place from April 23 to 26 in Antibes – a fantastic French Riviera yacht charter destination, this year’s 8th edition of the Antibes Yacht Show was deemed a huge success by exhibitors and visitors alike.

Antibes Yacht Show 2014 - Image credit to VERTIGE PHOTO

Antibes Yacht Show 2014 - Image credit to VERTIGE PHOTO

Being the only brokerage and charter Show early in the season, the spring gathering has become a key event on the French Riviera. Granting access to the Show to shipyards also meant we have fulfilled our visitors’ expectations in terms of diversity of vessels on offer, while keeping the traditional focus on brokerage and charter units, two fundamental axis early in the season at the heart of the French Riviera. It is now obvious to all that Antibes Yacht Show kick starts the boating summer season.

More than 12 000 visitors attended the Show this year. A slight decrease compared to last year, but which, according to exhibitors, was largely compensated by the quality of contacts made with an international mix of yachting enthusiasts and professionals.

Held for the first time in late April, the 2014 Antibes Yacht Show was blessed with stunning weather. That is why organizers are extremely pleased to invite you to join them from April 22 to April 25 2015 for the next edition of the Antibes Yacht Show.

Key figures

12 000 visitors including 54% of international visitors (23 countries)
83 units on display from 12 to 50 meters
164 international exhibitors coming from 35 countries
More than 20 hours of conferences and professional seminars

Sunseeker hosts its 5th annual Captains Party in Golfe Juan, Cannes

April 29, 2014

Written by zuzana

April 11, 2014, saw Sunseeker France Group with Sunseeker Monaco as well as Sunseeker Super Yacht Management launch the new ‘SYM’ office in Golfe Juan, Cannes. Positioned in one of the busiest superyacht marinas along the fabulous Western Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cote D’Azur, the new affiliated Sunseeker office will provide Captains, crew and clients with a full tailored management service.

Sunseeker France Group, Sunseeker Monaco and Sunseeker Superyacht Management came together for the Captains Party

Sunseeker France Group, Sunseeker Monaco and Sunseeker Superyacht Management came together for the Captains Party - Image credit to Sunseeker London

The Sunseeker Captains Party, which celebrated its 5th anniversary, was an evening of great food, delicious Provence rose wine and attended by a number of captains and crew, including Patrick Miremont Captain of the Sunseeker 37M superyacht ‘The Snapper’ and Paul Drissell and Hannah Vallberg, Captain & Chef of Sunseeker 28M charter yacht ‘High Energy’.

Ben Young, MD of SYM, pictured with Warranty Assistant Mylene Pedretti (L), Commerical Director Lindsay Hutchinson (M) and Sales Assistant Gloria Erre (R)

Ben Young, MD of SYM, pictured with Warranty Assistant Mylene Pedretti (L), Commerical Director Lindsay Hutchinson (M) and Sales Assistant Gloria Erre (R) - Image credit to Sunseeker London

Lindsay Hutchinson, Commercial Director of Sunseeker France commented, “We are delighted to be back in Golfe Juan again this Spring evening celebrating what is a staple event in the Sunseeker calendar. It is great to see the Captains and Crew of some of Sunseeker’s most famous motor yachts here, along with discussing their charter and client plans for the coming season.”

Paul Drissell and Hanna Vallberg of Sunseeker 28 Metre “HIGH ENERGY” picutred at the Sunseeker Captains Party

Paul Drissell and Hanna Vallberg of Sunseeker 28 Metre charter yacht “HIGH ENERGY” pictured at the Sunseeker Captains Party - Image credit to Sunseeker London

The new SYM office, affiliated with Sunseeker Super Yacht Management and owned by Ben Young, a Captain himself commented, “We work throughout the year to ensure when the boating season arises, we have plenty of support and management services in place to ensure a smooth running summer season for Captains, crew and their clients. We manage all brands of super yachts, including some of Sunseeker’s larger motor yachts giving us great insight into the super yacht market.”

MTU’s Gabriel Christ (L) and Darren Barnett (R) joined Sunseeker representatives at the Captains Party

MTU’s Gabriel Christ (L) and Darren Barnett (R) joined Sunseeker representatives at the Captains Party - Image credit to Sunseeker London

The evening including exclusive tours of the Sunseeker motor yacht ‘Black Knight’ and ‘Lady Laura’ yacht both available for sale with Sunseeker France immediately. Canapés and food were provided by Susan Brunner, chef on board Sunseeker 28M charter yacht ‘In All Fairness’. The event was sponsored by MTU and attended by their associates from the UK and Germany.

Darren Barnett, MTU Account Manager – Marine, commented, “MTU are extremely grateful to be partnering with Sunseeker France, Sunseeker Monaco and Sunseeker Super Yacht Management in cross promotional activities as this evenings ‘Captains Party’. We feel that events such as these are hugely beneficial for us, not only to support such highly valued customers, but also to meet the people that operate and maintain these amazing motor yachts. The new Sunseeker Super Yacht Management office is also worthy of celebration, the atmosphere and evening sunshine really made it a fantastic evening. Thank you to all involved.”