Posted: 26th May 2018 | Written by: Karen Hockney
From the moment Sea Shepherd’s Netherlands director Geert Vons and I start chatting, it’s clear that his vision for marine protection differs from the usual scientific approach. A talented artist and tattooist, designer of the iconic Jolly Roger logo, he talks about the disconnect between humans and the environment we live in, the appeal of the pirate and the warrior and the power of art as a universal language.
Posted: 11th March 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline
The 50m motor yacht ODESSA is available to charter in the Mediterranean this summer, with an amazing crew ready to lavish 7-Star service upon discerning charter guests. One of ODESSA's key attractions is Chef Sean Ballington who gives a flavour of life onboard, his favourite cuisine and a glimpse of his menus.
Posted: 1st March 2018 | Written by: Karen Hockney
Gary Stokes is not a man to shy away from ambitious goals. The director of Sea Shepherd Asia has set himself a target of ridding Hong Kong of the shark fin trade. It’s a tall order but as someone who played a pivotal role in one of Sea Shepherd’s most successful shark defence campaigns in their 40-year history, if anyone can achieve this, Gary can.
Posted: 27th February 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson
There are only 367 Masters of Wine in the world and Louise Sydbeck, founder of Riviera Wine and author of the Yacht Cru Wine Guide, is proud to be one of them. But as Louise explains, mastering wine involves lifelong learning driven by passion and the pursuit of excellence in matching wines with personal preference.
Posted: 6th February 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Having attracted 18 new yachts in 2017, the Fraser management fleet is going from strength to strength. As reported in its end of year review, demand for Fraser’s yacht management services was highest in the Middle East, while demand from Russian clients is somewhat static. We spoke with Harald Van Exem, Director of Yacht Management at Fraser to see if there’s a trend behind the numbers.
Posted: 18th January 2018 | Written by: Sam Watson
Cameron Lee's game-changing EfficientSea App embodies the dictum that necessity is the mother of all invention. An experienced superyacht captain with over 85,000 sea miles under his belt, Lee was fed up with juggling paperwork and the practical demands of being a captain when the thought struck that there should be an app for that.
Posted: 11th January 2018 | Written by: Karen Hockney
When Rob Read started volunteering with Sea Shepherd a decade ago, he never dreamed that one day he would head up the UK arm of the marine conservation organisation. Since then, the former environmental scientist has led a difficult but successful campaign to end the brazen killing of seals in Scotland, exposed dolphin culling in the Faroe Islands and now wants to encourage yachties and fishermen - those who best know and love the seas - to become more engaged in conservation efforts.
Posted: 2nd December 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney
Last week, to mark the 40th anniversary of Sea Shepherd, OnboardOnline chatted to founder Captain Paul Watson about the genesis of the marine conservation movement.
Today, in the final instalment of our exclusive interview, Paul reveals more about his ongoing battles against corrupt governments, the high profile support that keeps Sea Shepherd buoyant and why he won’t lose faith in humanity doing the right thing.
Posted: 18th November 2017 | Written by: Karen Hockney
To mark the 40th anniversary of Sea Shepherd, OnboardOnline sat down with founder Captain Paul Watson for an exclusive interview about the genesis of the non-profit marine conservation movement and why he believes the environment will win through eventually.
Posted: 27th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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.