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.
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.