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Douglas McFarlane

Douglas McFarlane is our London based CEO whose passion for the business came from his father, who worked on the Queen Elizabeth II, launched in 1967 and built by John Brown's shipyard in Clydebank. After spending most of his youth visiting launches and building models of those he saw, Douglas trained with the Royal Yacht Association before helming a 45-foot yacht around the West Coast of Scotland with Royal Bank of Scotland Sailng Club. Before moving down to London he spent most of his time on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond in his 26' Bayliner moored at the exclusive Cameron House Marina. This gave Douglas his passion for Super Yachts. Lomond Yachts works with clients and partners around the globe, in order to provide a concierge service from initial research of buying a Super Yacht, through to launch and ongoing vessel management. This includes chartering, bespoke design and build project management as required.

Monaco Took My Breath Away

On the first day of Monaco Yacht Show, I have to admit, it was quite overwhelming. This wasn’t Southampton Boat Show. This was altogether a different scale. There were hundreds of brokers, suppliers, designers and builders showcasing their wares. The marina was full of Super Yachts from 40m to 300m. Seeing them in the magazines you forget how large these are. Some were three stories high. The word yacht seems like the wrong word to describe these ships.

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