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The International University of Monaco Yachting Track 2018
February 14, 2018

The International University of Monaco Yachting Track 2018

Yachting is a difficult industry to break into without experience. Being a niche industry it has been overlooked by mainstream academia. While training for jobs at sea is available, there is a scarcity of professional training for jobs on-land.
The Monaco based International University, IUM, is set to change this with the support of the Cluster Yachting Monaco. For the second year running, as part of the MSc Luxury Management Program the university organized a yachting familiarization course. Students wishing to gain further insight can sign up to the elective course in the second Semester.
While not career specific to a particular area of business, the program explores key areas from charter and sales, to fiscal, regulatory and contractual issues and client management.  

The program is built around a new construction project with specific client requirements in mind. Each module explores a key link in the new construction “value chain” as well as the players, the knowledge and skills required. The students are tasked with presenting a report highlighting the milestones and criticalities in the new construction process including criteria for selecting a broker, a yard, registration, and the contractual, legal and fiscal issues integral to yacht ownership.

Stuart Larsen discussed the role of a broker in a new construction process starting from the initial concept and budget, to the delivery and warranty works. His presentation highlighted the key steps and critical issues that are part of the process and, bearing on his extensive experience, how he handled them during past projects.

July 20, 2017


Stuart is pleased to announce his appointment as Central Agent for the sale of 73m (240’) ANTARCTICA. ANTARCTICA is under construction at Admiral Yachts and is scheduled for launching in October 2017 with delivery in early 2018.

ANTARCTICA’s exterior is by the multi award-winning designer Tim Heywood who has produced some of the finest and largest yachts on the water. Her interior is designed  by the London based Tino Zervudachi, of Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi.  Great effort has been taken to create natural-looking spaces with stylistic flair that do not feel over-designed and are both elegant and intimate, ideal for all kinds of cruising venues and climates. The interior is built by the German contractor Fitz to highly detailed specifications.

At 2,100 GT and with a 6,000nm range, ANTARCTICA complies with Lloyd’s ice-class regulations and is equipped with a commercially approved helicopter landing deck and garage for an Augusta Grande or similar large helicopter. Large tenders and toys along with dynamic positioning and zero speed stabilizers complement her world-wide capabilities. With excellent deck space and a spacious interior, she has eight staterooms with two master staterooms on the Owner’s Deck.

A yacht for all seasons, ANTARCTICA features an enclosed observation lounge on the upper deck and a cinema on the Owner’s deck with independent access as well as a water level spa area. The formal dining area has floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides which slides back in warm weather for an intimate inside or outside arrangement.

ANTARCTICA is asking €85 million. 

© STUART LARSEN 2018 & Administration identification GEMEA Interactive