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Dear Islander,

Writing this in brilliant early Spring sunshine, is a reminder of how lucky we are to live on this wonderful island, able to sit outside for lunch, whilst Northern Europe is shivering in freezing temperatures. Talking of which, our trip to Dusseldorf Boat Show (Boot) was a tad chilly, with …

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Fun, Flexible, Foiling Into The Future

Superyacht Tenders and Toys are often approached about new toy concepts and are involved in the evolution of these, often getting involved in bringing them into the superyacht market. At present there has been a real emphasis on foiling, whether this be tenders, electric surfboards or sailboats. The advantages of …

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Captains Of Ships – Sam Jeffs

Born in Barmouth, Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort, Sam’s family has saltwater running through its veins.  Grandfather was in the merchant navy and a long-time coxswain of Barmouth lifeboat, earning himself a British Empire Medal for meritorious service to the RNLI.  Father, a retired art teacher, also volunteered for the …

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Antigua Charter Show 2018

This year’s Antigua Charter Show was one of the best in recent years, in terms of the quantity and quality of yachts on show as well as the attendance, with visitors from all parts of the globe, including a substantial contingent from Mallorca. Team Islander was a part of this …

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Captains of Ships – Andrew Schofield

Born in Durham, although with no trace of the accent, Andrew was an exceptional student and breezed from public school to a degree in Applied & Industrial Biology with an eye on a career in molecular genetics.  Shell snapped up his talents and offered him a position at their Biosciences …

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Dear Islander,

Firstly, may I wish all of our readers, advertisers and contributors a very Happy New Year. I am writing this final editorial of the year from the Antigua Charter Yacht Show in early December with a balmy 28 degrees and a wonderful 15 knot breeze, making me wonder how we …

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Captains of Ships – Rafael Cervantes Mataix

“I was born in the mountains in high-altitude landlocked Mexico City to parents who had absolutely nothing to do with the maritime world – my father is a psychiatrist and my mother an art dealer – not very conducive to a yachting career,” begins Rafael.  “I did have a little …

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