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Marina Spotlight – Club de Mar


“Location location location”. Mallorca’s Club de Mar may not offer the contemporary designer chic of Port Adriano or the quaint fishing tradition and natural beauty of Port Andratx, but it pretty much holds all the cards when it comes to location.   Sited at the westernmost tip of Palma’s long ... Read More »

Y.CO at Antigua Charter Show.


With the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show began the Caribbean yachting season, an eagerly anticipated period within the international yachting community. One of the winter season’s most celebrated yachting events, the Antigua Charter Yacht Show will next month welcome industry professionals and charter vessels from all over the world as ... Read More »

Descend of South America 2018


  I am tremendously excited to announce a new expedition. Descend of South America 2017 is a first ever attempt to sail the entire length of the continent on its spectacular rivers. Recording the connections between the rivers in South America has been foremost on my mind ever since successfully ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – OneOcean Port Vell


  One of the Mediterranean’s newest marinas has been built for superyachts that don’t yet exist. Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell can take a 190 metre megayacht with ease, but even the world’s largest – 180 metre Lürssen Azzam – falls 10 metres short. That’s forward planning for you. But this ... Read More »

Madeira a Superyacht Destination ?


The North Atlantic archipelago of Madeira may not have featured on very many superyacht itineraries in recent years but that could all be set to change if plans by the Portuguese autonomous region’s tourism authority come to fruition. KT Newman paid a visit there for the Islander this summer to ... Read More »

Monaco Yacht Show


This year’s Monaco Yacht Show had all the glitz and glamour that you would expect, with the big news on the opening day being Lurssen’s acquisition of the Bloom & Voss business, along with their 5 shipyards. Certainly, a major deal within the industry. Was the show busy ? Well ... Read More »

Christophe Harbour: a new breed of marina


In the centre of the popular cruising grounds of the Eastern Caribbean, a distinct new superyacht community is emerging. The passion project of experienced real estate developer and superyacht owner Buddy Darby, Christophe Harbour is an exclusive island community that combines the relaxed charm of the Caribbean and its barefoot ... Read More »

In-water Rescue Equipment & Techniques


How ready are you and your crew to conduct in-water rescues of injured, near-drowning or drowned victims? How often are drills conducted testing on-board equipment & crew ability? This summer Medical Support OffShore (MSOS) teamed up with Ondine Diving´s Superyacht lifeguard team to assess the effectiveness of different types of ... Read More »

Maserati Masterstroke


In an ideal world I show up at a press junket armed with a fistful of knowledge and an intelligent line of questioning. But with less than 24 hours between Maserati’s ‘come and meet Giovanni Soldini and sail our new Multi70 trimaran’ invitation landing in my inbox and me showing ... Read More »

Dear Islander….


Dear Islander, As I write this in Mid-September, the boat show season is in full swing, showing encouraging signs for the marine industry. Cannes has been hailed as a great success by businesses and visitors alike. Sunseeker claim to have done 25 eu million of retail business, with another 15 ... Read More »