Happy new year from SuperYacht World! Issue 41 hits the stands today (subscribers may have received theirs already)!

Welcome to our Classics Special, where we celebrate timeless beauty and cutting-edge technology. On board Royal Huisman’s Wisp in Palma with designers Andre Hoek and Rhoades Young, we saw the marrying of classic elegance and contemporary sailing systems. The incredible Columbia and Elena were built following their predecessor’s line plans, and place them among the best in the growing modern classic fleet, and a selection of astonishing and rare historical photos from the G.L. Watson’s archives document the early days of our superyacht industry.

Three billion years old? That’s how old the average diamond can be. We spoke to industry leaders and pioneers to unravel the mystery behind the world’s most precious stones.

The issue is packed with lots more, including a tour of Riva’s new flagship Mythos 122, a look at the historic Gstaad Palace, a chat with Captain David from Fair Lady, and all the latest new build and brokerage news.