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By most estimates some $20bn is spent every year in the superyacht industry and by any estimate that is a lot of money. A visit to one of the large trade shows, of which the superyacht pavilion at METS is perhaps the best example, shows the breadth and depth of ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – Simeon Tienpont

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With the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 just seven months away, there has been a recent marked increase in team and crew selection announcements emanating from the race’s headquarters in Alicante, Spain.   Up to eight teams are expected to take part in the 86,000 Kilometre around the ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Marina Ibiza, Ibiza

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  For better or for worse, depending on which side of the fence you prefer to sit, the Balearic island of Ibiza has completely transformed over the past few years.   Left drained, depleted and relatively unknown at the close of the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, it ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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April is looking like a very busy month for us and the industry as a whole. We have our Nautifest event from 20th to 23rd April, The MYBA Charter show in Barcelona runs the 24th to 27th and then the Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow opens its doors on ... Read More »

Why become a corporate sponsor of Asociación Ondine ?


A great majority of us living on this island rely on our coastline and sea directly or indirectly for our livelihoods. Whether through tourism or yachting a great part of the Balearic income is generated from us being on a beautiful collection of islands in the Mediterranean.   Aside from ... Read More »


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  MEDITERRANEAN REGATTA CALENDAR 2017 – For Vintage, Classic and Spirit of Tradition Yachts   3 -7 May PalmaVela Palma de Mallorca 5-7 May Dames de Saint Tropez St Tropez, France 19- 21 May Calanaques Classique Marseille, France 22-26 May Régates Impériales Ajaccio, Corsica 31 May – 4 June Les ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Grand Harbour Marina, Malta

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Dropped into the Mediterranean, around 90km south of Sicily, Malta is one of the smallest and most-densely populated countries on the planet – in fact, it features in the top ten. When I say ‘Malta’, I actually mean the Maltese archipelago of Malta, Gozo and Comino which between them cover ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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We are very proud to announce that The Islander celebrates its 20th birthday this month ! March 1997 saw John Rule produce the first issue of The Islander, all eight pages of it ! Sadly, I never met John, but I have heard many people talk very fondly of him, ... Read More »

How to rid your life of single use plastic


It has been estimated that approximately 10–20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year, and that over 5.25 trillion plastic particles are floating in the world’s oceans. Each year that plastic debris costs an estimated $13 billion due to damage to marine ecosystems, costs for beach ... Read More »

Technology Update


The year has only just begun and the best gadget show of the year has already come to an end. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. The biggest names in tech descend on Sin ... Read More »