D.Z. Sergey, congratulations on successfully completing the preparation of the 10th anniversary issue of SEA TRIAL! Could you please tell us how the theme 'North vs South' was chosen for such an important issue. Where did this idea come from?
S.C. I have observed this over the last 10 years, and to me, the pattern is clear. It's no secret that there is some kind of balance, or rather a 'counterbalance' - 'South-North'.
At SEA TRIAL, we primarily write for our clients, those who purchase yachts. We never show favoritism or give priority to any shipyard. We will never praise what doesn't deserve it.
That's why we decided to prepare such a review for the superyacht industry as a whole in 2018. Yes, an accurate quantitative assessment can be made by any international analytical publication with complete statistics (which, by the way, can easily be purchased for a certain amount of money), this is not a problem today. But our task, or rather mission, is different.
We want to be a 'quality travel guide' for our clients, helping them make the right decision. We would like our readers to be fully informed about everything happening, for instance, at the Monaco Yacht Show when they visit it. We don't want them to be influenced by unprofessional or random opinions. Our task is to free them from lies, deceit, prejudice. We aim to liberate our client from any false preconceptions that may be formed for various and not always altruistic reasons.