Chapters

1. Yacht Basics

  • Definitions and Vocabulary
  • Yachting Terminology
  • Parts of a Yacht
  • Basic Sailing Term
  • Yacht areas

2. The Superyacht Market

  • The Global fleet
  • Market data of yachts of over 50meters
  • How many yachts are there?
  • Who are the Yacht builders?

Written by: The Superyacht Times IQ

3. Yacht owners

  • UHNW overview
  • Billionaire Cities
  • Source of wealth
  • Yacht ownership

Written by: Wealth X

4. Exterior Design

  • The process of exterior design
  • How to choose the right designer
  • The Mission profile
  • The bow terminology
  • Yacht types and styles

Written by: Tim Heywood & Sorgiovanni Designs

5. Naval Architecture

  • The basics of naval architecture everyone should know
  • Resistance and propulsion
  • Stability, trim control, hull design
  • Types of hulls (displacement, planning,etc..)

Written by: Van Oosanen Naval architects

6. Engineering

  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical and systems engineering
  • Outfit engineering
  • Detailed engineering

Written by: Lateral Naval architects

7. Yacht Building basics

  • Hull material basics
  • Yacht building strategies (custom, semi-costum, production)
  • How to select the shipyard
  • New build sales
  • Pricing a yacht

Written by: Oceanco & Nobiskrug

8. The Yacht Building Process

  • Building a custom superyacht
  • The construction process
  • The experience of yacht building for an owner
  • The economic impact of yachting

Written by: Oceanco

Case study by: Lurssen

9. Propulsion systems and power generation

  • How engines work
  • Modern propulsion sytems
  • Range, speed, consumption,etc
  • The future of propulsion
  • Hybrid propulsion

Written by: MTU by Rolls Royce

10. Interior design

  • The process of interior design
  • Design features & trends onboard
  • Using sustainable materials
  • Design styles
  • Production, floors, ceilings, windows

Written by: Andrew Winch, Laura Sessa, Sorgiovani Designs, & Njord by Bergmann

11. Classification

  • Marine insurers and classification societies
  • The class surveyor
  • Periodical surveys
  • Statutory surveys

Written by: Lloyds Register

12. Maritime Law

  • Law & jurisdiction
  • Ownership & structuring
  • Flagging & Tax
  • Sales & purchase
  • Yacht registration

Written by: Hill Dickison

13. Flag

  • Choosing a flag
  • Yachting Code
  • Flag lists

Written by: Cayman Island registry

14. Insurance

  • Key risks factors
  • Insurance cover
  • Quotations
  • Claims process

Written by: Pantaenius, Monaco

15. Yacht Sales

  • Yacht broker role
  • Yacht brokerage house
  • How to choose a broker
  • Yacht Sales Strategies
  • Yacht Marketing
  • How to become a yacht broker

Written by: Fraser, Edmiston, Ocean Independence & Burgess

16. Yacht Charter

  • The yacht charter process
  • The charter department inside a brokerage house
  • Itineraries
  • Evolution of water toys
  • Charter Marketing

Written by: Burgess

17. Yacht Management

  • How to choose a manager
  • Financial Management
  • Operational Management
  • Technical Management
  • Refit Management
  • New build Management

Written by: Fraser

18. Yacht Refit

  • Different types of refits
  • How to select a shipyard
  • The tender process
  • The refit process
  • Docking systems

Written by Amico & CO

19. Yacht Crew

  • Roles onboard
  • Experience working onboard
  • Services by area
  • Crew demographics
  • Crew hierarchy
  • Crew employment

Written by Bluewater, Antibes

20. Yacht Agents

  • Role of the agent
  • Customs procedures
  • Services provided
  • Provisioning

Written by: Pesto Sea Group

21. Marinas

  • The berth
  • Marinas suitable for superyachts
  • How to choose the right marina

22. Yacht Ownership

  • Buying a yacht
  • Ownership structures
  • VAT and TAX considerations
  • Yacht registration
  • Yacht operations (private, commercial, dual)

Written by: Rosemont Yacht Services

23. Family offices

  • Single family office
  • Multi Family office
  • Advice to owners

By JTC Group

24. Yacht Aviation

  • Certified helideck
  • Touch and go
  • The best helicopter onboard
  • Crew and heli operations

Written by: Airbus

25. The future of Yachting

  • Sustainability
  • Alternative propulsion systems (hydrogen, hybrid, Batteries, Fuel cells,
  • Yacht sharing
  • How to make a yacht sustainable

Written by:

Lateral, Water Revolution Foundation, SeaIndex, Seastainable yachting, Meros Yachting, Huber Group