Just over a month ago, on September 1st 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall, decimating parts of the Bahamas. The Category 5 hurricane’s winds reached up to 185 mph and the devastation has seen more than 60 people lose their lives, with many more still missing.
The sun shone down on Port Hercules for 29th edition of the superyacht world’s largest and most prestigious show, an extravaganza which delivered everything it promised….and more. More than 120 superyachts crowded into Monaco, where some 600 exhibitors and thousands of attendees poured through the gates. The team at TJB Super Yachts were there in force, with an action-packed line-up of new yachts to visit and new clients to meet. Here we take a look back on the highlights of a hugely successful show.
It is perhaps unsurprising that superyacht owners, who appreciate the intricate beauty of these floating palaces, are also quite fond of priceless pieces of art. When it comes to buying and displaying art, discretion is key, so while we know that more and more pieces are being showcased aboard yachts, details are few and far between. The superyacht Aviva is believed to have Francis Bacon’s Triptych 1974–1977 adorning her interior, among several others. MY Revelry is known to be home to pieces by Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Diebenkorn, while Topaz has several hundred pieces collected by owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan on board. With Topaz costing £350 million, it is likely that the artwork far exceeds the value of the yacht.
These days, superyachts are evolving faster than the times, their engineering at the forefront of innovation, and their designs setting trends. Blink and it’s all changed. And it seems the rollercoaster is only getting faster. Why, though, after so many years of classic, stately elegance are yachts suddenly making a U-turn in their design? The answer, it seems, all comes down to a change in owner demographics. With the rise of the tech industry, millionaires are getting younger, and the average age of a yacht owner is now around 40.
Sometimes in life, something comes along which is so special and unique that it takes our breath away. In the majestic lands of Africa, the Thanda Group of ultra-luxe hospitality experiences is one of those spell-binding places. Founded and owned by Swedish IT entrepreneur Dan Olofsson, the entire ethos of the company was born from a desire to not only reveal Africa’s magnetic beauty to visitors in unparalleled luxury, but to give back to the lands he loves so passionately.
There are more than 7000 islands in the twinkling Caribbean Sea, together creating a utopia of adventure, relaxation and natural beauty for superyachts. Each exudes its own unique flair and personality, so whatever you’re looking for in your next superyacht charter, we can find the perfect destination to fulfil every wish. Here are 5 of our favourite destinations for winter sun:
It is no nonchalantly chosen moniker that the Cannes Yachting Festival has been given. Make no mistake, the name was chosen with great precision and care to express, in just three words, the atmosphere, ethos and energy of one of the world’s largest boat shows. Because it isn’t just a show, or a luxurious exhibition space for yachts to show off their latest creations. It’s a grand celebration of the yachting lifestyle, of the luxury lifestyle, and of our love of the ocean.
On the 25th September the Monaco Yacht Show will fling open its doors for the 29th time, the world’s second smallest country hosting the biggest and most prestigious yachting event in the world. During four dazzling, event-packed days the show will play host to the industry’s key players, where more than 125 superyachts – over 40 of them world launches – will shoe-horn themselves into Port Hercules to rapturous admiration. It is the date on the calendar which no-one - industry professional or esteemed client - can afford to miss. But why is the Monaco Yacht Show such a profoundly important event? We take a look at how the MYS has become the heart of the superyacht industry.
Mediterranean yacht charters give you the chance to enjoy the astounding beauty of the landscape, the delectable cuisines and the ancient cities of Europe. But they can also transport you to incredible underwater destinations, where a whole world beneath the waves is waiting to be explored. Check out our list of the top 10 dive sites in the Mediterranean, and be sure to ask us about incorporating diving on your next charter with TJB Superyachts. We have yachts equipped with the very latest in diving equipment, as well as experienced guides and instructors so everyone can experience the beauty and serenity of the underwater world.