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Record year for METSTRADE Show


The 2016 METSTRADE Show has once again broken all previous records for exhibitor and visitor attendance. The three-day B2B event in Amsterdam, which ran from November 14-17, saw 6,610 personnel from 1,471 exhibiting companies welcome a final total of 23,702 visits. The figure of 15,541 unique visitors was an increase of ... Read More »

RSB Rigging


It has been an extraordinary month for RSB Rigging Solutions and in the last month they have stepped or un-stepped over ten superyacht rigs including those of: Royal Huisman built S/Y Kamaxitha, ex-Atlantic crossing record holder S/Y Mari Cha III, and Nautor’s Swan S/Y Valkyrie. Founder of RSB Rigging, Steve ... Read More »



At the start of 2015, I dipped my toe into the world of Yoga.  Knowing very little about the subject, apart from the fact that Madonna & Jennifer Aniston were advocates, I decided to give it a whirl.  There are clearly many different types of practices – I stumbled across Vinyasa ... Read More »

The Freelance revolution


Phill McCoffers – Islander January 2017   In the melee of the Trump victory and ongoing Brexit shambles you may have missed an apparently small story that slipped under the radar in October that has greater potential ramifications for the way the 21st century does business than its meagre column ... Read More »

The Superyacht Scholarship 2017


Building on the great success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is thrilled to announce we will be running this exciting competition again, giving four more young hopeful crew members the opportunity of a lifetime to create a fantastic career and future for themselves via the exciting world ... Read More »

Ben Ainslie Win


The Brits Win The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Cup Series Land Rover BAR – the British challenge headed by Olympic legend Ben Ainslie – has won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series with a first place finish at the ultimate event in Japan recently. Ainslie’s team sailed extremely ... Read More »

Marine Inspirations


  Marine Inspirations – another dynamic year forging brighter futures for less-advantaged young Southern Africans   2016 proved yet another active year for the Marine Inspirations initiative, with three youngsters – Bohlale, Loyiso, and Luyolo – flying from South Africa in June to participate in the Palma Superyacht Cup Regatta ... Read More »

Project Rescue Maiden


Maiden skipper Tracy Edwards MBE made history by leading the first ever all-female team into the 1989-90 Race – and now, almost three decades later, she’s running a project to make sure that their iconic boat, languishing in the Seychelles, is returned home in order to continue driving change around ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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Firstly I would like to wish all our readers, advertisers and friends a very happy and healthy New Year. I am sat writing this editorial at the end of our first visit to the Antigua Yacht Charter Show, overlooking some of the finest yachts on the planet such as Nero, ... Read More »