paul ashtonWith the yards and brokers busy following up on their clients’ viewings at the Monaco Yacht Show, which ended on Saturday, we’re confident of some solid buying activity in the coming months. With score of new yachts on show, and almost as many anchored offshore on brokerage, the potential owner had a unique opportunity to find the perfect yacht.

The show is a busy time for us, of course, and you can follow all the action in Charlotte’s blogs. There were some eye-catching debutants, including the amazing Stella Maris from Viareggio Superyachts and the Oceanco Nirvana.

Another yard with a yacht debuting was ISA, whose magnificent 50-metre Belle Anne shows that they are at the top of their game. We’ve been interviewing one of the yard’s founding fathers, Marcello Maggi.

Feadship is always in the vanguard of superyacht building and in recent years the yard has also been showcasing some intriguing concepts. Unveiled at Monaco was the playyful Relativity concept, with a very special owner in mind: Albert Einstein.

There are obvious synergies between the private jet and superyacht sectors, but while a superyacht is to a large extent indulgence, a private jet is a more practical tool: a time-saving, hassle-free way of getting from A-to-B. We’ve been looking at some cool charter jet choices.

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