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BOAT International's Editor-in-Chief presents the latest news from the world of superyachts with exclusive interviews, breaking stories and behind-the-scenes access.

Episode 41 - BOAT Briefing with Joss Kent, CEO of luxury travel company &Beyond, and scientist Dr Tessa Hempson
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Last Friday at 11:00 AM

This week's episode of BOAT Briefing caps a week-long celebration of ocean conservation, and features an interview with Joss Kent, CEO of luxury travel company &Beyond, and scientist Dr Tessa Hempson about responsible tourism and the work they're doing to protect the seas of East Africa. We also look back at the creation of our Ocean Awards, and the fantastic Yacht for Science initiative. This week's data story, meanwhile, concerns those greenest of boats - sailing yachts.Links:Ocean Talks: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/ocean-talks Save our Seas film: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/world-oceans-day-2021 Ocean Awards...


Episode 40 - BOAT Briefing with bestselling author John Englander
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06/04/2021

In this week's BOAT Briefing, we discuss sea level rise with bestselling author John Englander, the nominees for the World Superyacht Awards and why "butt wobbling bass" is a thing. We also talk through all the biggest headlines from the week, including the news that the UK might be getting a new national flagship, and preview a week of great BOAT International events to celebrate World Oceans Day. 

Links:World Superyacht Awards: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/world-superyacht-awards/nominees-2021 World Oceans Day events: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/ocean-talks/ocean-talks-2021-prog National flagship: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/n...


Episode 39 - BOAT Briefing with James Blake, the son of legendary sailor Peter Blake.
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05/28/2021

In this episode of BOAT Briefing the team discuss the reopening of boat shows – from Venice to Cannes – and discuss a trio of new boats, including Southern Wind’s “sexy, comfortable and sporty” 29m hybrid sailing yacht, Nyumba. 

There’s chat about the wild world of adventure photography including hairy encounters with polar bears and flesh-eating bacteria, while the interview is with James Blake, the son of legendary sailor Peter Blake. He tells all about his groundbreaking new project to build the world’s first kite boat…

LINKS:

https://www.boatinternational.com/business/venice-boat-show-2021

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Episode 38 - BOAT Briefing with Mark Boddington of luxury furniture-maker Silverlining
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05/21/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, we sit down with Mark Boddington of luxury furniture-maker Silverlining, to discuss fantastical design and the changing tastes of superyacht owners. We also look ahead to the Monaco Grand Prix and some of the superyachts in town for the event. In the news this week is Feadship's launch of 95 metre Bliss, a new pocket explorer from RMK Marine, and Giorgio Armani's backing of an IPO for The Italian Sea Group. Our data story concerns semi-custom yachts - and why they now dominate the market.

Eclipse: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features...


Episode 37 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Andy Scott
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05/14/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team discover which superyachts travelled the most miles in 2020 and we sit down with superyacht owner Andy Scott, who tells us about his passion for rescuing boats and the time he was kidnapped by pirates. We also dig into all the big headlines from the week, including the news that Jeff Bezos might be behind a big 127 metre project at Oceanco, and the stunning Q1 brokerage figures.

LINKS:2020's best travelled yachts: https://www.boatinternational.com/business/most-adventurous-super-yachts-of-2020
Q1 brokerage sales: https://www.boatinternational.com/business/how-many-super-yachts-were-sold-in-quarter-one-2021
Jeff...


Episode 37 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Andy Scott
#37
05/14/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team discover which superyachts travelled the most miles in 2020 and we sit down with superyacht owner Andy Scott, who tells us about his passion for rescuing boats and the time he was kidnapped by pirates. We also dig into all the big headlines from the week, including the news that Jeff Bezos might be behind a big 127 metre project at Oceanco, and the stunning Q1 brokerage figures.

LINKS:2020's best travelled yachts: https://www.boatinternational.com/business/most-adventurous-super-yachts-of-2020
Q1 brokerage sales: https://www.boatinternational.com/business/how-many-super-yachts-were-sold-in-quarter-one-2021
Jeff...


Episode 36 - BOAT Briefing with Ben Willows, the CEO of the UKSA
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04/30/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team discuss the news of a rescue plan for Perini Navi, the new super-slick ClubSwan 125, and we dig into data around superyacht manufacturing in the US to discover if America is as good at building superyachts as it is at buying them. This week we talk to Ben Willows, the CEO of the UKSA, one of the world's foremost superyacht crew training facilities, about his ambitious plans for the organisation

Links:New Dockwalk: www.dockwalk.com Benetti Zazou: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/benetti-superyacht-launch-zazou Perini Navi rescue: https://www...


Episode 35 - BOAT Briefing with Dr Patrick Gruber, a pioneer in the creation of bio-synthetic fuels.
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04/23/2021

BOAT Briefing is back after a short break, and this week we tackle topics such hydrogen power for superyachts and the thrill of spotting narwhals in the Arctic. Our data story this week concerns Q1 brokerage figures - and the news is good, with the market continuing its extremely strong performance. Meanwhile, we also discuss the news that Lurssen has sold a fuel cell-powered superyacht and Vripack's "sportfisher on steroids". This week's interviewee is Dr Patrick Gruber, a pioneer in the creation of bio-synthetic fuels. 


Episode 34 - BOAT Briefing with legendary Hollywood director Roland Emmerich
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03/25/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, we sit down with legendary Hollywood director Roland Emmerich to discuss his beautiful classic motor yacht, where he loves to cruise – and how he just missed out on directing Titanic. We also talk through all the biggest headlines from the week, and pick out some of the boating highlights at the Palm Beach Boat Show, which is on now.

Links:Palm Beach Boat Show: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/superyachts-at-palm-beach-boat-show--39999
Millennium Cup: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/millennium-cup-2021-racing-to-begin
Project Kairos: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/ka...


Episode 33 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Tomas de Vargas Machuca
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03/19/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team discuss Emirates Team New Zealand's big win in Auckland, and whether we might see America's Cup action in home waters sometime soon, the future of Colonel Gadaffi's old Sunseeker, and the hit documentary My Octopus Teacher, which is up for an Ocean Award this year. Our interviewee this week is superyacht owner Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who talks about his passion for classic sailing yachts.Links:Gadaffi's Sunseeker: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/gaddafi-superyacht-hydrogen-viking-project Ocean Awards: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/ocean-awards/ocean-awards-2021-finalists-announced Albert Hakvoort Sr: https://www.boatinternational...


Episode 32 - BOAT Briefing with yacht videographer Shelton Dupreez
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03/12/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team talk glass, and the amazing things happening with the material in superyacht design and construction, we also catch up with all the latest news and discuss the growing popularity of support vessels. This week's interviewee is videographer Shelton Dupreez, who has made a career out of documenting guests' amazing trips on superyachts around the world.  Pershing TO: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/pershing-to-yacht-range--42039 Damen SeaXplorer 77: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/damen-yachting-reveals-redesigned-seaxplorer-77 BOAT Pro: https://www.boatinternational.com/boat-pro Subscribe to BOAT International: https://www.boatinternational.com/subscriptions Contact us: p...


Episode 31 - BOAT Briefing with world-renowned car designer Giles Taylor
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03/05/2021

In this week’s BOAT Briefing, Editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell interviews world-renowned car designer Giles Taylor, who’s been tasked with reimagining the future of superyacht design. The team also discuss the America’s Cup, legendary pop icon Rod Stewart, and the most impressive kids’ spaces onboard – from basketball courts and virtual reality rooms to science labs for the ultimate in home schooling. There’s news and data analysis too - in this episode, we’re looking at which nationality buys the world’s biggest boats...


Episode 30 - BOAT Briefing with Tim Ciasulli, owner of the 40 metre Benetti Rebeca
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02/26/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing we look into the transformative changes announced for this year’s Monaco yacht Show, the strange story of Saddam Hussein’s yacht Basrah Breeze and sit down with Tim Ciasulli, powerboating champion and owner of the 40 metre Benetti Rebeca. We also discuss all the biggest news stories from the week, and filter data on the spectacular success of the US superyacht brokerage market in 2020.  Links… Design and Innovation Awards: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/design-and-innovation-awards/finalists-of-the-design-and-innovation-awards-2021-revealed America’s Cup: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/americas-cup/americas-cup-sailing-guide Monaco Yacht Show: https://www.boatinternational.com/yacht...


Episode 29 - BOAT Briefing with Jimmy Carroll from adventure company Pelorus
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02/19/2021

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, we discuss the latest Covid controversy in the America's Cup, the inspirational story of the yacht Conidaw, and sit down with Jimmy Carroll from adventure company Pelorus, who has just finished rowing the Atlantic. We also discuss all the biggest news stories from the week, and dig into data around multihulls to see what the future holds for the novel hull form. Links: Amels 200 launched: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/first-amels-200-superyacht-launched Gene Chaser: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/gene-chaser-damen-yachting-support-vessel Columbus S50: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/columbus-s50-new-build-yacht Perini...


Episode 28 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Carolyn Aronson
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02/12/2021

In this week's BOAT Briefing, the team look ahead to the final stages of the America's Cup, discuss the yachts owned by superyacht designers and examine some of the most exciting new semi-custom superyachts coming onto the market. Meanwhile, Charlotte also sits down with superyacht owner Carolyn Aronson, who talks about buying a yacht without ever having chartered one, what it takes to be successful in business, partying with her girlfriends in the Bahamas and what's on her wishlist for boat number two.


Episode 27 - BOAT Briefing with John Crupi, captain of Dorothea III
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02/05/2021

In this week's BOAT Briefing, the team discuss sustainability and the superyacht industry, the latest in the developing Perini Navi bankruptcy story – and whether Norbert is a good name for an explorer. We also dig into data around the brokerage market to discover why, despite everything, 2020 was a phenomenal year for boat sales. This week's interviewee is superyacht captain John Crupi, who piloted 45 metre Dorothea III to victory at the 2020 World Superyacht Awards. Dorothea III: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/voyagers-award-winner-dorothea-3-superyacht St Barths Bucket cancelled: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/coronavirus-superyacht-events-cancelled--42933 Moonen Yachts 110: https://www.boatinternational.com/ya...


Episode 26 - BOAT Briefing with Hayat Mokhenache, a specialist ice pilot in Greenland
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01/29/2021

In this week's podcast, the team discuss the sudden popularity of sea shanties, how a classic 1925 motor yacht wound up in a trailer park in northern California, and some exciting developments in the world of personal submersibles. This week's interviewee is Hayat Mokhenache, a specialist ice pilot in Greenland, and we also dig into some data around the number of active superyacht shipyards around the world. Caritas: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/caritas-the-remarkable-story-of-the-48m-trailer-park-superyacht--34383 Caritas on Google Maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Smith+River,+CA+95567,+USA/@41.9465768,-124.1962636,357m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x54d073255...


Episode 25 - BOAT Briefing with Raphael Sauleau, CEO of Fraser
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01/22/2021

In this week's edition of BOAT Briefing, we talk restoration and some of the classic boats that have been rescued from the scrapheap, we discover which Hollywood A-lister Eddie Jordan has been sailing with, and discuss some standout videos that have appeared on the website this week. Caroline White, meanwhile, sits down with Fraser boss Raphael Sauleau to get his take on the state of superyachting, and hear how he got into yachting. Blue II - https://www.boatinternational.com/virtualboatshow/new-build/blue-ii-turquoise Boardwalk timelapse - https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/feadship-superyacht-boardwalk--42427 W fire - https://www.boatinternational.com...


Episode 24 - BOAT Briefing with artist Alexandra Gould
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01/15/2021

In this week's BOAT Briefing, the team discuss the news that 2020 was a record-breaking year for boat sales in the US, the shortage of charter yachts for the upcoming Med season, and the extraordinary laziness of one particular superyacht stewardess. We also talk Wally, and dig through data on superyacht deliveries last year. This week's interviewee, meanwhile, is artist Alexandra Gould, who took part in the groundbreaking Five Deeps expedition.


Episode 23 - BOAT Briefing with adventurer Mike Horn
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01/08/2021

In the first BOAT Briefing of 2021, the team discuss Feadship's in-build explorer Shinkai, why support vessels are becoming more and more popular and all the biggest headlines from the week. We also review the 2020's full-year brokerage figures to see how the year stacked up in terms of sales. Our interviewee this week is adventurer Mike Horn, who talks about his incredible career – and when an iceberg nearly rolled on top of him.


Episode 22 - BOAT Briefing with Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess
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12/24/2020

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, we spend some time with one of the most fascinating figures from the superyachting business, Jonathan Beckett. Joff, as he's commonly known, has been active in the industry since 1981, and has been involved in some of the biggest boat deals in history. Hear him recount highlights from his long career – and spill the beans on what it was really like to work with Donald Trump.


Episode 21 - BOAT Briefing with Jeremy Jauncey, the man behind the 14-million follower Beautiful Destinations Instagram account
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12/18/2020

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, we meet Jeremy Jauncey, the man behind the 14-million follower Beautiful Destinations Instagram account, and learn how to take the perfect selfie. The team also talk last-minute Christmas gifts, test each other's yachting knowledge and discuss all the latest superyachting news. We also dig into the Global Order Book to examine the precise state of the superyacht industry.


Episode 20 - BOAT Briefing with Chris Gartner, captain of 106.7m Oceanco yacht Black Pearl
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12/11/2020

In this week's BOAT Briefing, the team discuss some of the yachts spreading out from the Med to warmer waters, the secrets of 180 metre superyacht Azzam, and name the year's biggest brokerage deals. We also discuss the toll 2020 has taken on the mental health of superyacht crews, and talk through all the big headlines from the week. We also catch up Chris Gartner, captain of 106.7m Oceanco yacht Black Pearl, to hear what it's like helming the world's biggest sailing boat.


Episode 19 - BOAT Briefing with Captain Lee from hit TV show Below Deck
#19
12/03/2020

This week's BOAT Briefing contains an exclusive interview with Captain Lee from the hit reality TV series Below Deck. He tells our senior digital writer Holly Overton about his new-found fame, spills some show secrets and recounts some of the craziest guest requests he's ever received as a captain. Meanwhile, the team talk about the Dutch master who can make you a Lego superyacht, and look at some Christmas bargains – a clutch of Caribbean charters that have had their prices slashed, and classic Feadship Anahita V, up for sale at only £95,000. There's also a look at autonomous yacht The Mayflower whi...


Episode 18 - BOAT Briefing with Pete Murphy from yacht security company Priavo
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11/26/2020

In this week's BOAT Briefing, the team talk Thanksgiving, why so many superyacht projects have been delayed in 2020, and delve into next-generation medical practices on board. This week's interviewee is Pete Murphy from yacht security company Priavo, who talks ending up a fugitive in Papua New Guinea, the importance of local guides, and why you may not know your crew as well as you think.


Episode 17 - BOAT Briefing with filmmaker Mark Dalio, founder of OceanX
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11/20/2020

In this episode of BOAT Briefing, the team reflect on this year's World Superyacht Awards winners, including the incredible adventures of Dorothea III, which crossed the Atlantic with fishing yacht Post One in tow. There's news on the refit of Marala, the beautiful 1931 boat that's hosted both Salvador Dali and aviator Amelia Earheart. And, as talk turns to Netflix sensation The Crown, Stewart Campbell recalls another celebrity favourite – Jonikal, now known as Sokar – where Princess Diana was once famously photographed. This week's interview is with filmmaker Mark Dalio, who tells us all about OceanX, his new ocean exploration initiative.


Episode 16 - BOAT Briefing with Jack Cowin, the owner of 60m superyacht Slipstream
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11/13/2020

In this week's BOAT Briefing, we sit down with Jack Cowin, the owner of 60m superyacht Slipstream, who talks about how a business opportunity morphed into a lifelong love of yachting. We also discuss all the latest news, including the relaunch of Kaos, formerly Jubilee, and the delivery of Damen explorer La Datcha. We also dig into some sportfisher stats and reveal some headline numbers from the Global Order Book.


Episode 15 - BOAT Briefing with Niel Fox, founder of Based on a True Story
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11/06/2020

In this week's episode, the team discuss the unfolding US presidential election, along with the Trump Princess and JFK's elegant Honey Fitz. Plus, there's news from FLIBS, special insights on the world's biggest new boats, stats on the tremendous growth of German shipyards, and an exclusive interview with  Niel Fox, founder of Based on a True Story, a company that designs, builds, and manages magical – sometimes fantastical – journeys around the world, often incorporating superyachts.


Episode 14 - BOAT Briefing with Joe Michaels of Californian-based tech company HaptX
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10/30/2020

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team discusses an intriguing conversation with Burgess boss Jonathan Beckett – starring a tale about Donald Trump – as well as the Alaskan adventures of Ocean Dreamwalker III, the freshest data on sailing superyachts and the latest launches and deliveries. This week, features director Charlotte Hogarth-Jones speaks to Joe Michaels of Californian-based tech company HaptX. He outlines what haptics are, and what they mean for the future of yacht building and design.


Episode 13 - BOAT Briefing with Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood: Part 3
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10/22/2020

In the latest episode of BOAT Briefing, we bring you the third and final part in a special interview series with design icons Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood. Earlier this year we sat down with the trio to discuss everything from their starts in the business to what the future holds for superyacht design. The first two parts are also available now – so don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from three of yachting's biggest names.


Episode 12 - BOAT Briefing with Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood: Part 2
#12
10/14/2020

In the latest episode of BOAT Briefing, we bring you the second part in a special interview series with design icons Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood. Earlier this year we sat down with the trio to discuss some of the ground-breaking projects they had worked on and how the superyacht industry has changed over the years. Part 3 of the series will feature in next week's BOAT Briefing. Stay tuned for a fascinating insight into the lives and work of three of the biggest names in yachting.


Episode 11 - BOAT Briefing with Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood: Part 1
#11
10/07/2020

In the latest episode of BOAT Briefing, we bring you the first part in a special interview series with design icons Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood. Earlier this year we sat down with the trio to discuss their starts in the superyacht business, and what it was like to work in the legendary studio of Jon Bannenberg. Part 2 of the series will feature in next week's BOAT Briefing, and Part 3 after that.  Stay tuned for a fascinating insight into the lives and work of three of the biggest names in yachting.


Episode 10 - BOAT Briefing with former F1 champion Nico Rosberg
#10
10/01/2020

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team discusses why more women are buying boats (and why we need to rethink yacht marketing to target them better),  delves into the latest data on the explorer yacht market and reveals the latest launches and deliveries. This week, editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell also speaks to former F1 champion Nico Rosberg. Nico talks about his love of yachting, relives some of his F1 glory and tells us why catamarans are the next big thing.


Episode 9 - BOAT Briefing with Skip Novak, Director of Sailing Operations at EYOS
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09/24/2020

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team reveal why it's not all bad news on the brokerage front, why Australia might be ripe for a charter boom and how the superyacht industry is trying to clean up its act. This week, we also hear from Skip Novak, the master of high latitudes sailing. Hear about Skip's career skippering yachts in Antarctica and some truly scary crossings of Drake Passage.


Episode 8 - BOAT Briefing with superstar sailor Ken Read
#8
09/17/2020

This week the team talk Tenet and why 73 metre superyacht Planet Nine is the real star of the hit movie. Listeners also get an insight into the 100-metre-plus market, given the news Amels has recently signed its biggest ever boat, 120 metre Project Signature. Superstar sailor Ken Read, meanwhile, sits down to discuss his career and why he grew up hating sailing!


Episode 7 - BOAT Briefing with sensory expert Professor Barry Smith
#7
09/10/2020

In this week's BOAT Briefing podcast, the team discuss how superyacht behaviour is changing due to COVID-19, the latest launches and why Forrest Gump is now associated with a superyacht project. We also meet sensory expert Professor Barry Smith, who talks about how our faculties work and interact with each other, and how yacht owners and designers can exploit this information to transform their yacht into a sensory paradise.


Episode 6 - BOAT Briefing with Jasper Smith, Chairman of Arksen
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09/03/2020

In this week's podcast we, delve into the excitingly COVID-proof cancellation deals charter brokers are offering; learn about the superyacht owner trying to bring an easy home-test kit to market; discuss the latest launches and some very positive brokerage figures; plus Stewart goes on a rant about cringe-worthy superyacht TV programmes. We also sit down with Jasper Smith about his eco-focussed explorer yacht brand Arksen.


Episode 5 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Pier Luigi Loro Piana
#5
08/26/2020

In this week's podcast, we discuss why the Feadship Lady May is making headline news, the cancellation of the Cannes Yachting Festival at the 11th hour and some positive data coming out of the superyacht industry. We also sit down with Pier Luigi Loro Piana to talk about the loss of his superyacht My Song in May last year.


Episode 4 – BOAT Briefing with treasure hunter Jimmy Gadomski
#4
08/21/2020

In Episode 4 of the BOAT Briefing podcast, features director Charlotte Hogarth-Jones and deputy editor Caroline White discuss the latest headlines – from superyachts on fire, to speedy new launches being kept tightly under wraps, and the first America’s Cup sailors gearing up for action. Executive editor Cecile Gauert, meanwhile, speaks to Jimmy Gadomski, a technical diver and captain about the secretive world of treasure hunting...


Episode 3 - BOAT Briefing with Nina Jensen, CEO of ground-breaking superyacht REV Ocean
#3
08/12/2020

On this week's BOAT Briefing podcast, the team sit down with Nina Jensen, CEO of ground-breaking superyacht REV Ocean, currently under construction in Norway. They also pick out their yachting highlights from the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival, discuss new threats facing the Galapagos islands and talk crew salaries with information gleaned from the annual Dockwalk Salary Survey. Don't miss it.