Issue 5


The Monaco Yacht Show is now cemented as the most important yacht sales event on the nautical calendar. The relative weakness of the euro makes this market very attractive to buyers in other denominations – particularly the US Dollar and Swiss Franc. As such, this is a perfect time to come to Europe, order a new boat and use a yacht to hedge that euro market.

I often meet new clients in our office in St James’s Street – surely one of Europe’s finest avenues. If you do intend to visit us there, you will find in this issue some of the distinguished and historic retailers and restaurants that we are fortunate enough to call our neighbours.

Speaking of historic, the Classic Feadship Heritage Fleet has been an enormous success since the club launched in 2013. One of its founders, Victor Muller, tells us of the restoration work that has breathed new life into Feadship’s older beauties. Meanwhile, Aston Martin enthusiasts may be interested by our interview with Nicholas Mee in this issue – his eponymous company is London’s official Aston Martin Heritage specialist. Their passion for one particular premium car brand inspired me to focus on Feadship in the yachting industry. 

At the Monaco Yacht Show this year, you will find us onboard AMADEUS, the brand new SAN LORENZO 118 and SIREN – all of which are exclusively for sale through Cecil Wright. This will also
be an opportunity for us to introduce you to Matthew Ruane, our new sales broker. Matthew and I have built up a trusting relationship over the last 25 years: he previously worked for a financial services group focusing on yacht registration services that I often used in the completion of my deals. 

Enjoy this issue – and looking forward to seeing you at the MYS, 

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