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Q&A: Joss Willner

Posted: 7th Nov 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Joss Willner, Captain of M/Y Baton Rouge, has come a long way since arriving in the South of France in 1983 after a teenage stint in the Merchant Navy. He's a pragmatist, described by friends as 'old school' and a safe pair of han... Read More

Albert Willemsen - ICOMIA

Posted: 22nd Oct 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Albert Willemsen was educated as an engineer. Somehow he’s gone from an engineer focused on the sky to being an environmental expert focused on the sea. Read More

Q&A : Jenny Howarth, IYC Crew Director

Posted: 16th Sep 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

OnboardOnline recently caught up with Jenny Howarth to talk about the milk run summers, the joy of turtles, and what it's like to finally unpack your bags. Read More

Ken Hickling

Posted: 28th Aug 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

While a specialist in marine paints, Ken Hickling has thrived as a generalist during his tenure as president of the ISS, unafraid to take on major issues like ethics. Read More

Monaco Marine: A Study in Growth

Posted: 19th Aug 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

On the hour-long train ride from Antibes to Monaco, four of the stops along the way have shipyards managed by Monaco Marine. This is no accident. The company has expanded along the French coastline since its founding in 1995, slo... Read More

Q&A: Mel Thunderbolt

Posted: 14th Aug 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Engineer Mel Thunderbolt loves boats. Sailing them, working on them and fixing them (although she could happily do without the shore power cable system.) Join her as she describes her sheer love of yachting, a lucky escape from an... Read More

Tom DeBuse- Y.CO Charter Management

Posted: 2nd Aug 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Despite a desire to run away to sea on a superyacht, Tom DeBuse has never quite been able to. It wasn’t that he never planned to do so. But he was thrown off course by a lost credit card that was in needed his attention in Greece.... Read More

Q&A: Alison Rentoul

Posted: 12th Jul 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

Alison Rentoul is known to many of us in the industry as The Crew Coach. However, she had to sustain quite a few bumps and bruises before she decided to dedicate her career to helping others avoid (or perhaps just soften) those sa... Read More

Eric Rahn

Posted: 30th Jun 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Peterson Fuel Delivery has been offering bunkering services in South Florida since 1990. Its founder, Ted Peterson, designed and built the three custom barges used by the company to pull up alongside everything from tour boats to ... Read More

William S. Smith III

Posted: 4th Jun 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Hurricane Katrina was not kind to the Gulf Coast. And it didn't spare Trinity Yachts or the company’s vice president, William S. Smith III – better known as Billy. Mr. Smith, John Dane III and Felix Sabates bought the company in 2... Read More

Roberto Lottini

Posted: 26th Apr 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Two giants in the yacht interior industry – Genesis and Yachtline – merged in 2001, and the manufacturing company has been a force to be reckoned with ever since, having worked on more than 100 yachts. In this time, they have spur... Read More

Q&A: Erica Lay

Posted: 10th Apr 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

She may be small in stature, but that hasn’t stopped Erica Lay from doing some very big things. Only recently, Lay launched her own international yacht crew agency – the Erica Lay Crew Company – in Palma de Mallorca. But like so m... Read More

Raphaël Domjan

Posted: 12th Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

After witnessing the effects of fossil-fuel dependency on the environment firsthand, the 40-year-old Swiss founder of PlanetSolar, Raphaël Domjan, set off on what would become an eight-year mission to show what could be done with ... Read More

Patrick Marchesseau

Posted: 1st Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Four years ago, Capt. Patrick Marchesseau found himself surrounded by a group of Somali pirates pointing assault rifles at him and his crew aboard the 88m (288 ft) French cruiser M/V Le Ponant. The ship had been en route from the ... Read More

Interview with Lynne Edwards

Posted: 16th Jan 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

To introduce our Interior contributor, OnboardOnline recently interviewed Lynne Edwards, our Interior contributor, and asked her a few questions about herself, her career and what she's learned over the years about what it takes t... Read More

Bob Haywood

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

In a distinguished career, Bob Haywood, the man behind Oceans Beyond Piracy, has focused much of his attention on getting government out of the way. His belief in the potential for better global governance led indirectly to the cr... Read More

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