paul ashtonThings have certainly moved on in 007-land since Sean Connery outran the bad guys in From Russia With Love aboard a humble 23ft Fairey Huntress. Nowadays, Bond’s yacht of choice is something far more suitable to a man of his station: the 56-metre sailing superyacht Regina. You can see it in the trailer for the forthcoming Bond film Skyfall.

In our latest newsletter, we’ve also some great video footage of Damen’s amazing Sea Axe superyacht support vessel Garçon. At 63 metres and with room for 21 crew she’s a sizeable enough beast to free up plenty of space on the mothership for the guests to get on with the important business of enjoying themselves.

Charter guests rely on the skill of the crew to ensure that everything runs smoothly, but there are times when even the most resourceful crew can’t meet an off-the-wall requirement of a guest. That’s when you need to call a specialist concierge service, and we’ve been looking at some of the outrageous requests they’ve had to deal with.

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