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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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