Pocket Superyachts? What’s that?

It’s time to identify the market of Pocket Superyachts. The term Pocket Superyachts has been around for a number of years. We’re not even sure who came up with it. It is a great and sexy term for the 50ft to 80ft yachts that are run by professional crew and maintained to the highest standards, which we refer to as Superyacht standards. Looking around the Mediterranean marinas it is apparent that this is a huge market. In a Yachting World article in 2013 Toby Hodges already stated that 60ft is the new 50ft. Yacht builders like Nautor’s Swan, Oyster Marine, Baltic, Discovery and others have provided custom and semi-custom yachts in this range for years. Today we see builders like Jeanneau who have made a name manufacturing serial build smaller yachts, venturing into the semi-custom market with a 64 footer. Motor yacht builders Princess offer 7 options and  Sunseeker no less than 10 options between 50ft and 80ft. New building techniques allow buyers to get more boat for their buck. An interesting example is the beautiful CNB76. The interior is built in 3 segments while, at the same time, the hull is being constructed. Once completed the three interior segments are inserted and […]

Pocket Superyacht sailing in Fiji

Fiji: one of the “10 places to take your Pocket Superyacht.” “Sailing is the slowest and most expensive way to get where you don’t plan to go.” This running joke is partly true but none of  it is relevant anyway. It’s an amazing feeling of freedom when you are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, looking at the chart and realising that Canada is just as far away as Senegal, Brazil or Norway. Just by spinning the wheel and altering the sails you could go to any of these places! Granted,the journey won’t be equally as comfortable in all directions, but it’s still possible. Why not go to the other side of the world, to Fiji? More and more owners spin the wheel and set sail towards the Pacific Ocean. Its remote islands are more often than not as stunning as you imagine them. In many places the people are still about as traditional as they have been since James Cook’s time. And speaking of Cook and Bligh, when you are in Fiji, it is not hard to imagine how they saw these places. When you witness a man throwing a wooden spear in the water to catch his […]