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Editorial : March Edition

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Dear Islander, As the season gets ever closer, refit work all over the Med intensifies by the week, and non-more so than in STP Shipyard here in Palma. Taking a look around yesterday, the scale and amount of work going on to some of the most beautiful yachts on the ... Read More »

Planning the Best Ever Beach Party This Summer


What’s the point in having a yacht if you can’t plan fun activities to be shared with other boating enthusiasts? This summer, why not plan the very best waterside bash ever so that you can share your love of the water with friends and family having common interests. Whether planning ... Read More »

YPI Crew – How To Develop Loyalty On-board


Loyalty is defined as ‘a feeling of strong support for someone or something.’ This sentiment is imperative on a superyacht, where a strong team ethic is an essential facet for operating an organised and successful vessel. Like any team, maintaining good relationships with those you’re working and interacting with is ... Read More »

February Editorial


Dear Islander, We are well and truly in the midst of the European Boatshow season, with London just having closed its doors on January 17th. Dusseldorf , the largest show in Europe, is next on the calendar opening its doors on the 23rd January for 9 days. London reported a ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – Happy New Year

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  2016 looks set to be a bumper year on the international racing scene with three of our sport’s highest profile franchises – the America’s Cup World Series, the Olympic Games and the Vendee Globe Race – all taking place over the next 12 months. Plus, there is plenty of ... Read More »

The Islander Editorial 2016

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Dear Islander, Well, here we are starting off another year, and let’s hope it is a good one for one and all ! I hope you have all had a great festive season, and like me are starting on the various detox and healthy regimes for the start of the ... Read More »

Editorial December 2015

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Dear Islander, I cannot believe that I am writing the last issue of The Islander of the year, where did 2015 go ?? As I write this in mid-November the weather doesn’t seem to have realised that we are in what is normally the wettest month of the year, and ... Read More »

Editorial November 2015

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Dear Islander, This month sees the annual mass migration from Palma to Amsterdam for many of us involved in the marine industry, to visit METS , the largest marine equipment trade show in the world. It is three days of intense business and social action and one which I have ... Read More »