YPI CREW, the prominent yacht crew recruitment agency, has revealed its 2017 Yacht Crew Trends crew recruitment data. This company data is a valuable resource to understand the condition of yachting today and provides essential information for all members of the industry. In 2016, the figures indicated the yachting industry is in a very healthy state and this is a trend that showed no sign of fading in 2017.
“Build me a beast. Don’t build me a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Yacht building folklore may now have one of the most quotable owner’s requests of all time. “Exciting”, “Radical”, “Edgy”, “Stunning”: these are the kind of words that greeted the 58m / 190ft high-performance sloop Ngoni throughout the Mediterranean in summer 2017.
The Dutch shipyard, Feadship has given SuperYacht Times an exclusive update on their order book, which consists of 17 projects. It is the first time the shipyard has released their complete order book, with the company usually only announcing their projects when they are in the outfitting stage. However, with more information freely available today than ever before, and a need for more transparency in the business, Feadship has decided to release their full order book.
The 17 projects have a total combined length of 1,314.48 metres and the average length of a project on order at Feadship is 77.32 metres.
Comprised entirely of yachting personnel, Cogs4Cancer is an aid organisation that is raising money for the fight against cancer. At the beginning of October 2017, 30 Cogs4Cancer cyclists rode for 10 days to raise as much money for European cancer charities as possible. Superyacht experts from across the world back the event, which sees cyclists cover over 1,400km from London to Antibes.