Executive, Luxury Travel Security from MAST (Maritime Asset Security and Training) Ltd

Founded in 2005, Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) Ltd have built a worldwide reputation in the provision of super yacht, maritime security and luxury security services. MAST Ltd pride themselves on the provision of bespoke luxury security services, whether it be close protection bodyguards, security trained chauffeurs, residential security or high end events security.

MAST Ltd are exclusively expanding within the travel industry and can provide close protection bodyguards to accompany your clients worldwide on leisure or business trips.

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Piracy hotspots on the high seas: Are oceans getting more dangerous for yacht sailors?

The safety of the oceans has always been a concern for sailors and is as real today as it has ever been, whether they’re aboard a commercial vessel or yacht. Gerry Northwood OBE, COO of MAST, featured in the latest print magazine of Yachting Monthly to discuss the current state of security in our oceans as well as the precautions sailors should take when embarking on dangerous routes.

This article was originally published in the August issue of Yachting Monthly. To gain access to the full article please follow this link to the magazine’s website: http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/

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Editor's Note: Week Ending 06/11/2015

Editor’s Note: Week Ending 06/11/2015

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is always a laid back affair. With families and tourists alike mixing among the great and the good from the superyacht industry, it is tempting to forget that the annual show hosts $4 billion worth of products both in the water and dockside.

This year’s instalment is now upon us and the Superyachts.com team have made our yearly pilgrimage to what is always one of the highlights on the yachting calendar. We’ll be reporting on all the exciting news coming out of the show, as well as featuring a number of interviews with key industry figures. We kick off our coverage of FLIBS 2015 with a preview in today’s newsletter.

Among the array of vessels on display in Fort Lauderdale is the Darwin 102 Explorer, making its official debut at the show. We take a closer look at the explorer yacht in our newsletter, while there’s also a preview of the impressive fleet being showcased by US broker Galati Yacht Sales.

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Hakvoort Launches 61-Metre Superyacht Just J

Hakvoort Launches 61-Metre Superyacht Just J

Dutch yacht builder Hakvoort has launched the 61-metre motoryacht Just J, representing the shipyard’s largest project to date.

The vessel’s name was revealed during her launch at Hakvoort’s impressive Havenstraat facility, which was expanded in 2012 to include a new dry dock.

Featuring a carefully considered balance of indoor and outdoor spaces, with an exterior and interior by Sinot Yacht Design, one of Just J‘s most striking assets is the views afforded from the private owner’s deck as well as the VIP stateroom and guest suites on the main deck.

The main deck is also home to a large dining room and lounge, with the owners’ accommodation housed on a dedicated private deck above. This extra deck comprises the master stateroom forward with large skylight, two bathrooms, a master study and a bar with sky lounge.

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Riccardo Bonadeo On 50 Years For Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Riccardo Bonadeo On 50 Years For Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Boasting a rich history dating back half-a-century, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is one of the world’s most iconic yachting destinations.

Since 2004, the lavish yacht club has also played host to the Perini Navi Cup, the sailing calendar’s most exclusive regatta. During the cup’s 2015 edition, we sat down with Riccardo Bonadeo, Commodore of Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Commodore, to hear his thoughts ahead of a landmark year.

“From the early beginning when the Aga Khan founded the club, the targeted approach and scope was to realise here, in this particular site, which is unique in the world in terms of location, wind conditions, rocks, islands, colour of the sea, the excellence in yachting and organising international racing. This was the real target from the beginning.

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Codecasa Shipyards Release Images of M/Y Gazzella

Codecasa Shipyards Release Images of M/Y Gazzella

Italian yacht builders Codecasa have unveiled images showcasing the 50-metre motoryacht Gazzella that was delivered last July.

The first 50-metre vessel of Codecasa’s Vintage Series, the launch of M/Y Gazzella, Hull C121, followed the success of the first two yachts in the series – the 42-metre M/Y Magari, built in 2011, and the 42-metre M/Y Libra, built in 2013.

Boasting tidy and simple exterior lines, which are typical of the Vintage Series, Gazzella features a classic and traditional interior.

The Owner decided on a white hull and superstructure, while the interior contains lavish materials including mahogany wood and mahogany plume, plus marble flooring.

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Y.CO Announce Sale of Superyacht Aquarius

Y.CO Announce Sale of Superyacht Aquarius

Yacht brokerage Y.CO has announced the sale of the 67-metre motoryacht Aquarius.

Formerly ‘My Shanti’, Aquarius was custom built by Amels in 2007 and features a striking exterior and interior design by Terence Disdale.

She has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 10.80m (35’5″ft) and a 3.45m (11’3″ft) draft and 3 decks made from Teak.

In terms of performance, Aquarius has a cruising speed of 15.60 knots, a maximum speed of 17.50 knots and a range of 5250.00 nm. from her 160,000.00l. fuel tanks.

She offers accommodation for up to 18 guests in 9 suites comprising 1 owner cabin, 1 VIP cabins, 4 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 pullman cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard.

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A Closer Look At The Darwin 102 Explorer Acala

A Closer Look At The Darwin 102 Explorer Acala

The Darwin 102 will be making its debut at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show with Denison Yacht Sales located at Las Olas extension Slip 128 NW facedock. After her delivery earlier this year, we’re taking a closer look at the yacht which captures the true nature of exploration before the public unveiling of Acala.

Built by Cantiere delle Marche for a Central American client who has a significant amount of experience dealing with the most prestigious Northern European shipyards, Acala became a project which encapsulates the soul of both the shipyard and the owner.

Acala features many specific customizations, including the lazarette, equipped as a professional diving center with a nitrox compressor, the 5 cabins layout sleeping up to 12 guests with the master cabin forward, floor to ceiling glass doors of both the upper sky lounge & main salon which can open completely, air conditioning & heating in the outdoor areas, and large entertaining areas on the sundeck including jacuzzi & Australia BBQ grill.

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Editor's Note: Week Ending 30/10/2015

Editor’s Note: Week Ending 30/10/2015

A lot of news is emerging on the run-up to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, and while this may come in the form of humble brokerage listings and charter fleets available for inspection, it does nothing to quell the sense of enormous size the show is renowned for.

I’ve not yet been able to go through all of the announcements handed to me by certain brands, but the news is coming thick and fast and the show is being talked about across the board.

A lot of exciting projects are being teased post-Monaco, and we’re manically trying to prepare the camera equipment to best capture it all. 

We’ve got a full interview docket once again and can’t wait to cross the water and find out about the exciting market activity taking place in the U.S., using Florida as a proving ground.

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Denison Introduce New Point Of View On Entrepreneur

Denison Introduce New Point Of View On Entrepreneur

Preparing to display a large array of yachts at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Denison Superyacht Division have introduced a new video of the 110’ Broward-built superyacht Entrepreneur to give visitors an idea of the Florida lifestyle.

Captured with exciting new drone footage, Entrepreneur is the flagship of over 30 yachts in the Denison fleet on show at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show; however, this is an example of American yachting at its finest.

With a combination of old world charm and exquisite naturally finished cherry woodwork, Entrepreneur is one of the youngest Broward’s available at present. Her ample accommodations and dining opportunities, paired with a classic American exterior, make this the perfect yacht for both entertaining and cruising the Fort Lauderdale waterways.

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