Friday, January 21, 2022

Heather Hatcher is the Director of Charter Management at IYC, the International Yacht Company, with offices all over the world. She works with yacht charter brokers and clients who wish to charter an IYC yacht, and helps with creating itineraries for those who wish to take week or longer cruises worldwide. She is a young woman who knows the yacht world, and knows the UHNW and UUHNW client’s needs and wants quite well.

We were fortunate to converse with Ms. Hatcher about the effects of Covid on the industry, and new, emerging yachting trends for 2022 and beyond.

The final list of the top 101 largest yachts in the world according to overall length, has been revealed by BOAT International, a global superyacht magazine. The full 101 list appears in the January 2022 issue of BOAT International.

With a goal of simplifying the yacht experience and making leisure time carefree, Superyacht owner Michael Saylor founded Fleet Miami in 2014. According to Saylor, "After owning and chartering my own boats, I saw a way to advance the cause of yachting. Fleet Miami is a manifestation of my desire to not see empty boats. Unused boats are not cost effective, and there is something very sad about them. I feel I have come up with a practical, equitable solution for a certain type of yacht owner and yacht enthusiast that will enhance the joy of yachting.”

The 33.7-metre Curvelle Quaranta yachts came about as the result of a team that included some of the finest naval architects and specialist catamaran designers with a vision in mind to "create yachts that will change cruising forever." The company's fractional ownership program is designed to provide more yacht and far more control than you'll find with other similar programs.