Y.CO is proud to announce sponsorship of the superyachts.com Top 100 Forecast of the largest superyachts in the world.
The Forecast not only acts as an up-to-date listing of the largest luxury yachts scheduled to launch over 2013, but as a barometer for the health of the entire industry. The Top 100 helps yacht owners, brokers, designers, and builders alike to gauge which direction large yacht design and construction is heading in the future.
On Tuesday 15th January, prior to the official launch on 17th January, superyachts.com and Y.CO welcomed the biggest names in the superyacht industry to London for a sneak preview the 2013 Top 100 Forecast, ahead of its official unveiling on superyachts.com.
Forgetting any January blues, the who’s who of superyachting flocked to the Audi City showroom on London’s Piccadilly. Designers, builders and brokers mingled with press from global media outlets including CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters and the Financial Times.
Amongst those in attendance at the event were world class yacht builders such as Peter Lürssen of Lürssen Yachts, Dr. Herbert Aly of Blohm + Voss, Henk de Vries of Feadship, Mohammed Al Barwani & Marcel Onkenhout of Oceanco and Giancarlo Ragnetti of Perini Navi. The superyacht design sector was represented by renowned names such as Tim Heywood, Andrew Winch, Espen Oeino, Dickie Bannenberg, Jonny Horsfield and Frank Neubelt.
For those in attendance, as well as chance to catch up on the Top 100, current projects and trends in superyacht design, the event offered a rare opportunity to discuss the industry in depth with mainstream media, and particularly to draw attention to the benefits that the superyacht industry brings, as a financial and economic driver as much as an ultra-desirable leisure pursuit.
To watch leading superyacht designers and builders discuss the Top 100, a video of the event can be seen on superyachts.com HERE
A video introduction to the Top 100 Superyacht Forecast can be seen HERE
To view the Top 100 Forecast of the largest superyachts in the world emerge of 2013, click here