Up until the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, the superyacht industry has seen almost a two-fold increase in the number of sales of sailing yachts compared to the same period last year. With such an increase in demand for quality sailing vessels, it is no surprise that this year’s Voiles de Saint Tropez was one of the best editions in recent memory. Over 300 sailing yachts and 4,000 sailors converged in Saint Tropez in late September for the 18th edition of the illustrious Voiles de Saint Tropez. Blessed with gorgeous early-autumn sunshine and good breezes, the regatta provided a superb spectacle and some excellent racing, as some of the finest yachts of the last century battled it out along Saint Tropez’s beautiful coastline. (more…)

The Hunter Games

Be it the thrill of the hunt, the respect for tradition, or the love of the sport, hunting is as much about the social aspect as it is the passion.

“Shooting is not really about the shooting,” suggests James Horne, founder of GunsOnpegs.com, the only website for buyers and sellers of sporting guns. “It’s about the bonhomie. The pleasure is really about getting a group of people together for what is simply a very enjoyable day. Of course, you need a distinct skill set to be any good at the shooting and that, like golf, say, takes practice. However, with no experience, and the right guidance, it’s easy to have a go.” (more…)

With the policies and laws surrounding the yachting industry constantly changing, it is crucial for yacht Owners to keep up to speed with developments to abide by legal requirements. Regarding the important issue of yacht crew insurance, it can often be difficult to remain informed. Fraser Yachts spoke to Peter Dudzinski of MHG Insurance Brokers to find out more about the ever-changing nature of yacht crew insurance, and the importance of having sufficient insurance in place if something were to go wrong. (more…)

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016 – the largest in-water yachting event in the world – is about to mark the start of the Caribbean yacht charter season. The event will take place over five days between 3rd and 7th November 2016 and is expected to welcome in excess of 100,000 yachting enthusiasts from all over the world. Over 3,000,000 square feet of land and water will be filled with all things yacht-related, from almost 1,500 luxury superyachts to the latest marine products and yachting accessories. (more…)

The Monaco Yacht Show is over for another year. The event was another dazzling display of the latest and greatest in the superyacht industry, all gathered together for one of the most prestigious events on the planet. There were 125 spectacular yachts in attendance in Port Hercules – with a combined worth of approximately £2.6 billion – and a seemingly endless fleet of superyachts on display at anchor. An estimated 40,000 yachting enthusiasts descended upon the Principality, enjoying tours of luxury superyachts for sale and charter, fantastic networking opportunities and the famous parties that punctuate the event’s schedule. (more…)