The board are pleased to announce that Merijn de Waard, founder and director of SuperYacht Times, has joined The Superyacht Life Foundation in the capacity of Advisor to the Board. Merijn writes:
“Superyachts are wonderful objects. I have been fascinated by them since I was very young. Often people only see the luxury associated with them, but there is a lot more to it than that. It all starts from that first moment of creation – what other object can you create from a blank piece of paper, which is then made by skilled craftspeople exactly to your wishes? The whole process involves so many different kinds of trades and materials and I think there is something magical about it. From that point onwards, your enjoyment of the yacht only increases – can you imagine any better way to travel the world? Exploring new places, experiencing new cultures and having the time of your life with family and friends from your home on the water. I believe that as an industry we can do a lot more to promote all of this and elevate the image of yachting worldwide.”
We look forward to working alongside Merijn to do exactly that.