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Yachting Gives Back

Exclusive interview with founder Nick Entwisle Christmas 2018, Nick Entwisle was sitting at his desk looking down at a jam-packed STP.  Hundreds of millions of euros-worth of megayachts were lined up – Palma’s biggest shipyard had never been so full.  “Surely they must have a few packets of rice, pasta …

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METSTRADE 2019: Review

METSTRADE 2019 has once again raised the bar for what can be achieved at such an industry-leading B2B event. Running from 19th to 21st November, the show illustrated its renowned ability to catch the zeitgeist by zooming in on the latest issues affecting the leisure marine sector, from sustainability, cybersecurity and digitalisation …

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Captains of Industry – Jonathan Syrett

“I was brought up in the village of Laleham on the banks of the Thames, right next to Harris Boat Yard and near Penton Hook Marina.  My father was a Director of salad and herb giant Vitacress and rose exceptionally early, around 3am, had a swim if he fancied, and …

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Dear Islander

Firstly I would like to wish all our readers, advertisers and collaborators a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020. There goes another decade! Here starts another January with diets, no booze and full of good intentions for the year. I wonder how long they will last this year ? January in …

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iBi Foundation: Sailing For A Greener Future

No matter where in the world you are based, it is undeniable that climate change, plastic pollution and sustainability have been some of the most hotly debated topics of 2019. And as the year draws to a close and we look ahead to 2020, it is certain that in the …

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What To Expect At The Dusseldorf Boat Show 2020

Die Faszination, die der Tauchsport ausübt, ist ungebrochen, und Halle 3 ist für Tauchfans der Treffpunkt schlecht- hin. Hier tauschen sich Profis und Einsteiger aus, informieren sich über das aktuellste Equipment und testen es direkt im Tauch- becken. Sehr beliebt sind hier auch die begleiteten Schnupper- tauchkurse. In der Water …

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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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