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Yacht & Captain – Jason Pliatsikas

Tolis Pliatsikas was working as chief steward and head chef on a Greek merchant ship.  One shore leave in Falmouth Docks, he swept a Cornish girl off her feet and, when she fell pregnant, jumped ship.  Baby Jason in arms, Denise and Tolis capitalised on their combined culinary talents and …

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The 2019 Crew Awards

The Crew Awards ceremony celebrated 21 Crew Awards winners on 12th October 2019 in Nice at the stunningly beautiful 5 star Hyatt Regency Hotel. 400 Superyacht Crew and Captains attended the awards ceremony and the Liquid Yacht Wear After Party. The Crew Awards reward superyacht crew that have proven themselves …

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Niklas Amundson – marine artist to the Kings

This issue I had the absolute and utter pleasure of meeting dashing local artist Niklas Amundson in his fabulous penthouse apartment and art studio in El Terreno. The 180 degree views of the local area and over as far as the cathedral, mean that it’s not surprising that an artist …

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Captains of Ships – Ralph Berkmans

Thanks to his father’s career as a construction engineer, Ralph and his little sister had a rather characterful childhood.  Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, he was educated in Somerset West and Bloemfontein before moving back ‘home’ to Belgium.  Barely a year later, his father was hired to help build …

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Monaco Yacht Show 2019: Review

The Monaco Yacht Show 2019 came to a close on Saturday 28th September after the industry’s key players descended on the docks of Port Hercules for four days of glitz and glamour. Representing all aspects of the luxury superyacht world, from build and design to gadgets and toys, this year’s …

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Dear Islander!

We are slap bang in the middle of the Autumn Boatshow season, Barcelona is in full flow as I write this and with METS, Amsterdam next on the agenda. Always a popular show, we shall be there in force looking at all the latest launches of equipment for the coming …

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Juliet to be green. Yet her hull will remain white

Royal Huisman and Huisfit are pleased to announce that the 44m /143ft ketch Juliet is set to embrace all the latest hybrid technology benefits: the ultimate systems upgrade with leading-edge propulsion and power generation.  Juliet is a fine example of pioneering, custom-built technologies in the late 20th century. With nearly …

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Captains of Ships – John Bardon

In the early 60s, when John first started what became a yachting career, it was run on a basis of “if you can do you it, you can have it”.  There were no requirements for any sort of training as it was assumed that you got that on the job. …

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