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Mike Reynolds

 More than seven hundred miles from the nearest ocean, the high desert of Northern New Mexico seems an unlikely place to find answers to the problems of coastal communities devastated by hurricanes and other natural disasters.   Nestling against the folds of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and spread across …

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Marine Inspirations Reflecting On Three Inspiring Years

    Marine Inspirations came into being in 2014 after a meeting between Anthony Just and Phil Wade. Over a long lunch at Bindi’s Indian restaurant in Palma de Mallorca, the two South African super yacht captains discovered they had a shared vision to give something back after enjoying successful …

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The Role Of The Tender Specialist

Back when working as a yacht manager outfitting a 70m new build I spent a lot of time searching for the best tenders for an owner’s brief. The brief was simple: a 9m beach landing RIB, required for trips ashore with ample guest seating; a classic ‘owners’ tender, practical yet …

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Dear Islander

January 2018 Firstly I would like to wish all our readers, advertisers families and friends a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year for 2018. As I write this in mid December, I am reminded of what a busy and hectic year we have had here at The Islander during 2017, …

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North Dock – STP Shipyard Palma Update

Nothing ever stands still with the eight companies housed in the North Dock Marine Services building at STP Palma. Even during the summer months they were busy upgrading facilities, workshops, inventories and staffing levels so as to be ready for the busy refit season.   This year’s build up has …

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Bobby Cooper

Most of our readers , especially in Palma, will know or will have heard of Bobby Cooper, previously manager of Boatyard Palma, and subsequently Varadero Ibiza and Valencia. Many of you will have read recently about the sad incident where Bobby Cooper and family have lost everything , when their …

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