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.
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.