The Law of Yachts and Yachting is the first comprehensive and detailed monograph entirely dedicated to the study of the English law relating to the ownership and operation of yachts. The uniqueness of the design, the quality of the build and the interior fit-out, in particular, and the overall impression created by a superyacht, may be of greater importance to a yacht-owner than the actual cost of the vessel; a very different world indeed. Superyacht owners and charterers are not keen on litigation; privacy is often a much more important consideration. But when cases reach arbitrators and judges the question arises as to whether the socio-economic environment of what is after all a simple claim in contract or tort should affect the decision of the tribunal or court and, if so, in which way. The Newfoundland Explorer is yacht insurance case where the policy contained a warranty that the vessel should be fully manned "at all times".