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Roaring Forties

What started as an email from one friend to another in January of last year: “Would you be up for rowing across the Atlantic with me?” very quickly turned into a campaign to take on the “Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – The World’s Toughest Row” in December 2020. #TWAC2020 An …

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Palma Oyster Regatta

No wonder the Oyster Palma Regatta is so often oversubscribed. A great learning experience, a brilliant party, a stepping stone to far horizons, an essential networking event and a whole lot more… Among the boats lined up along the dock outside the Real Club Náutico de Palma, not one had …

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Dear Islander

As I write this piece in mid January, it seems like that half the world is suffering either from uncontrolled bush fires or enormous floods, further evidence that our climate is changing. Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering right now , including an estimates 500,000 animals …

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Charter Yacht of the Month – MIA KAI

Modern, stylish and meticulously maintained, 30m MIA KAI is one of the few Thai flagged yachts legally available to charter in the Phuket region. An exclusive opportunity to discover the bounteous treasures of South East Asia on this outstanding yacht is not something to be missed. Built by Bilgin Yachts …

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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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