This month’s Pocket Superyacht Podcast provides an update on how the Covid situation affects yachting operations.
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Activity on the yachts of our clients on both sides of the Atlantic is ramping up. One of the smaller yachts in our fleet, a Wauqiez 58 is preparing to leave the Bahamas and cross the Atlantic. On their way out they might spot the Gunboat 60 “Defiance” which will spend the next 3 months in the Islands.
Two +60ft cats, Plan B and Imagine Heaven in the Croatian islands are prepped for a lovely summer with their private owners. For both of them we have added wonderful seasonal crew to assist the permanent captains.
The CNB76 Aenea is coming back to Palma from Tenerife. The trip will be part of the handover to Cpt Oliver Brett from Cpt Adam Hauck who is leaving after nearly 3 years on board to start his own business in 3D printing. We wish him the best of luck!
All of this, plus 6 other clients are keeping us very busy. A lot of work goes into Covid related travel challenges which adds complexity to any yacht’s operation at the moment. Our client’s appreciate, now more then ever, that they don’t have to deal with this hassle.
Meanwhile, there is exciting news from our niche of luxury yachts between 50 and 100ft as the Beneteau Group sells their CNB brand to Solaris.
Invisible Crew has a great relationship with CNB, who, up until now have had a successful run with the 66ft model and even more so with the CNB 76.
We are also responsible for the crew management of the Solaris 72 Black Pearl and hope to see more Solaris yacht owners coming our way in the future.
At the time of writing I am in Monfalcone Italy were we are preparing to deliver the latest addition to the fleet, hull #28, to the South of France. With the news of the two brands combining their strengths, comes the announcement of the “CNB 8X”. An Eighty-something foot design that leaves room for customisation. We are proud to have been involved in conversations with designer Philippe Briand who very much appreciate the direct input of the crew that work and sail on these yachts. It often bridges the gap between theory and practice.
We have a podcast interview pencilled in with the CEO of CNB, Vincent Arnaud to discuss the brand’s future at length.