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Key industry players talk to Y.CO about issues in the world of luxury yachting. The series includes Designers, Shipyards, Captains, Crew and more.


Y.CO guest blog by Dickie Bannenberg

Dickie Bannenberg, of top design firm Bannenberg & Rowell, on the superyacht build process To date, there have been two new builds by Y.CO and Bannenberg & Rowell: PACIFIC and LARISA. That’s 140 metres of Lürssen and Feadship pedigree. So we will call the … Read More

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La Belle Classe

This week, Monaco welcomes a stunning fleet of 66 classic yachts to the Biennial Monaco Classic Week organised by the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco.  The festival is an ode to the principality’s maritime history, with only the finest examples … Read More

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Food Glorious Food – 62m Superyacht Sealyon

As charter brokers descended on Genoa to sample the delights that the world’s most exclusive superyachts can offer their clients at the Genoa MYBA Show, chefs prepped for lunches, soirees and the Chef Competition sponspored by Ruinart Champagne. Monday 29th April 2013 saw … Read More


Nautical Terminology 101…Knots

Ever wondered why nautical speeds are measured in knots? Reportedly it wasn’t until the 16th Century that sailors decided to create something called the ‘chip log’ which was to be used to measure the speed of a ship. The chip was a … Read More


Focus on… Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design

In this month’s edition, Superyacht broker Ben Bartlett of Y.CO Sail interviews Jim Pugh, Principal Designer and Project Manager at US based sailing yacht design house  Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design.   With more than three decades’ experience of inshore and offshore competition, … Read More


Focus On… Feadship

THE FEADSHIP EXPERIENCE: LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…. In addition to building the usual wide range of bespoke superyachts, Feadship is currently creating a new publication that will showcase its many decades as the world’s leading luxury motoryacht yard. The book … Read More


Focus on… Terence Disdale Designs

ON A SUPERYACHT, THE CHALLENGE IS DESIGN OVER DÉCOR “DESIGNING THE INTERIOR OF A YACHT CANNOT BE COMPARED TO  ANY OTHER PROJECT” Firstly it is necessary to separate design from decoration.  Most interior designers/ decorators function by walking into a … Read More


Focus On… Pastrovich Studio

Stefano Pastrovich is one of Italy’s leading yacht architects.  We asked him to talk about his ‘DNA Design’ – the yacht or concept that best represents him as a designer – his skills, his value and his personality. my DNA Air … Read More