paul ashtonWelcome to the first SuperYacht World newsletter, your fortnightly exploration of all the very best in the modern superyacht sector. Just as in the print and online versions of the magazine, you’ll find engaging stories on everything from the latest superyacht launches to profiles of designers and industry figures, and exclusive interviews with the people who really matter – the superyacht owners.

This week, the focus of the industry is on the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show and you can read our list of five great new yachts to see – in truth, we could have put together a list of 30 or 40 as the show is an unrivalled opportunity to see the best of what the industry has to offer.

Another head-turner at the show will be the stunning Benetti Lyana – cover star of the latest print issue of SuperYacht World. We’ve got a great online gallery of photos for you to explore.

SuperYacht World might be a global magazine with a reach to over 80 countries, but our offices are in London, where the big story this summer has been the 2012 Olympic Games. As well the purple-shirted Games Makers, we’re going to miss the many superyachts that came up the Thames for the event, including the magnificent Lürssen Octopus.

We look forward to keeping you updated with all the latest news. Look out for our next newsletter after the Monaco show. You can sign up on our homepage.