Originally Posted by Kevin
Didn't Air just get sold? Like last week or two weeks ago maybe? Was it the previous owner that didn't want published pics? Or the new owner?
Yes, AIR was sold through Nigel Burgess recently, but this doesn't change anything. Whether it was a fiduciary agreement between the yard and the principle, or an independent decision made by either party, we must respect their wishes.
While it is possible the new owner could have photography made, it's also possible the sales contract may have contained a stipulation restricting the use of AIR images, for whatever reason.
The most intriguing aspect of AIR was the engineering and propulsion system. We can still discuss this. We can still write about it. And in time, there might be something else similar in nature that we can cover.
I think the folks at Lurssen were a little dissappointed that AIR could not be featured as well, because it sounds like AIR really showcased some of their engineering talent. I'm sure there will be other Lurssen feature reviews in the future, but for now there are plenty of other yachts we can cover... including a few that mere mortals can afford.