Regattas are essentially intimate gatherings of like-minded friends and families in a relaxed and sporty setting. I believe one of the greatest joys owners gain from superyacht racing is time offline and camaraderie with their peers participating in a sport they enjoy. They tend to have a real social element and they are great for families, who both compete and spectate. Alice Widdows is the industry’s go-to guru when it comes to superyacht regattas. She shares her favourites and what's left on her bucket list - link in bio. #humansofyachting
When Mark Robba's sailing yacht Dunia Baru was launched, his son Colby was just two years old. Four years on, he’s seen him reap the benefits of superyacht life first-hand. Colby has played with the children of Moken Sea Gypsies on the beach in the Mergui Archipelago, walked with Komodo dragons and snorkelled with manta rays in Raja Ampat. Not a bad bunch of life experiences for a six-year-old. Read more about the rise of private tutors being hired for superyachts – link in bio.
Consider yourself a travel guru? Prove it by telling us where in the world this yacht is. Comment with your guess! Photo: @ialbeshari #superyachtlife #superyachts #superyachtlifestyle
When it comes to destinations, people are really pushing the boundaries – owners want to visit places that others can’t reach. That’s why we see more and more explorer yachts at the show. Of course, the traditional places like the Med and the Caribbean have a lot to offer – and I still love to go to Corsica every year – but if you want to experience something really out of the ordinary then the likes of Greenland and Antarctica hold enormous appeal. The industry has also become far more concerned with the environment over the years – after all, the ocean is our playground. The yacht show is becoming a good place for companies to highlight their new projects in this area. We all know we have a long way to go, but more and more innovations and technology have arrived over the years which will change things for the better. Gaëlle Tallarida, managing director of the Monaco Yacht Show, talks about the evolution of the industry’s most well-known event. Full story – link in bio.
When your mode of transport is a boat, fabulous things happen to your menu. Because there is no better way to taste a destination than by skimming around the edges. Anna Hart recalls the thrill of a foodie odyssey along Italy’s Amalfi Coast - link in bio.
Superyachts inject large amounts of money into the destinations and local communities they visit. This does not only include onshore spending by their guests and crew, but also food, supplies and docking fees. In fact, the US Superyacht Association found that a 55-metre superyacht will on average spend approximately $110,000 USD on provisioning, $350,000 USD on dockage fees and $400,000 USD on fuel in the ports it visits every year. #superyachtfacts