Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: Francis Carter
As one of the oldest luxury superyacht refit and repair shipyards in the South of France, the Nautech Group has enjoyed years of continued growth and that development continues in 2017 with the acquisition of additional shipyards in both France and the Caribbean. We spoke with Xavier Nedjam, Sales & Marketing Manager of Nautech Group, about the growth plans for the company and their unique ability to offer refit and repair services in two of the busiest superyachting regions.
Posted: 6th July 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney
Working as a yacht skipper and diving instructor in the Great Barrier Reef sounds like a dream job but it wasn’t quite enough for Wyanda Lublink. Her passion for wildlife conservation led her to volunteer in the Australian bush before joining Sea Shepherd Global and working through the ranks to Captain of the M/Y Steve Irwin, one of five vessels fighting to save endangered whales in the Southern Ocean.
Posted: 3rd June 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney
Meeting M/Y Ocean Warrior Captain Adam Meyerson - even over a dodgy Skype connection - is something of a privilege. It’s not every day you get to interview someone whose day job is to hunt down whalers and illegal fishing craft while protecting our precious oceans and marine life. Let’s put it this way…my job suddenly feels pedestrian compared to Adam’s daily grind.
Posted: 3rd May 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson
When your clients are anywhere and everywhere you need a global presence to take care of business. For successful yacht agents this means having a local network on the ground with the expert knowledge and passion to give clients the best experience wherever they are. We spoke with Caterina Oliviero of BWA Italy to find out more.
Posted: 1st February 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline
A passionate cook from the age of 14, Cedric Seguela began working on board cruise ships before landing his first job as a chef on a superyacht, openning his eyes to a very different challenge. When he later moved ashore he founded Un Chef à Domicile, a private chef catering company, and later Secrets de Cuisine, the only cooking school in the south of France accredited by MCA to provide the Ship's Cook Certificate.
Posted: 7th January 2017 | Written by: Sam Watson
Camper & Nicholson's has long been synonymous with the pedigree of old school style, a familiar brand with a face you can trust. But yacht brokerage is notoriously competitive and changes in technology and patterns of wealth are keeping the big players on their toes. A natural innovator with a solid background in luxury markets, President Paolo Casani is steering a steady course with one eye firmly on the Asian market.
Posted: 13th November 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
As superyachts get bigger and the quest for novelty continues, there's growing demand for custom tenders and toys at sea and on land. Josh Richardson saw the opportunity to deliver, but there's more to this story than luck. We met up with Josh to learn about the challenges and trends behind the meteoric rise of Superyacht Tenders & Toys.
Posted: 27th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Yacht Carbon Offset is not a particularly sexy proposition but if there's substance to the hype, why aren't more yacht owners signing up? What are the barriers and what needs to change? We met with Mark Robinson to get his views and learn how carbon offsetting makes a real and tangible difference.
Posted: 26th September 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
When you think of Tahiti, you think of palm trees and reefs and beautiful people living the simple island life. All of this is true, but French Polynesia is a semi-autonomous territory of France and it's a slick operation. In the words of Etienne Boutin, CEO of Tahiti Ocean, "When it comes to superyachts we've got everything covered!" We recently caught up with Etienne in Tahiti's Marina Taina to find out more.
Posted: 15th September 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Like so many of us in the yachting industry, Debbie Blazy, Director of Recruitment at Camper & Nicholsons, had an interesting journey getting here. Years later, and having witnessed a lot of change, Debbie shines a light on the challenges and the triumphs in yacht crew placement today.