People

Stories and adventures from the movers and shakers in the world of yachting, we go behind the scenes with the people who make it happen and the individuals committed to driving change. 

Superyacht Owner Lee Mandel - A New Pioneer in Yacht Charter

When Lee Mandel sold his highly successful security business to move into superyacht charter, he knew very little about the industry. The one thing he was confident about, however, was pioneering a brand new business model which generated income rather than just meeting a percentage of its running costs.

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Expedition Yachting: A Passport to Everywhere with Sven Olof Lindblad

Stepping on board the newly refitted Hanse Explorer in Bremen at the invitation of EYOS Expeditions, it was a double whammy to be greeted by the owner himself.

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How YachtAid Global Captain Zoran Selakovic is Helping Humanity

It’s rather fitting that Captain Zoran Selakovic is immersed in a conservation programme in La Paz, Mexico, when we finally get to speak. Any notion that YachtAid Global’s director runs initiatives from an office is swiftly dispelled by the fact that he has spent several weeks on the move while overseeing Operation Swimway.

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The Sea Women of Melanesia: the Indigenous Women Safeguarding Marine Ecosystems

Launched in 2017 by the Australian-based not-for-profit Coral Sea Foundation, The Sea Women of Melanesia programme trains its members to create and manage marine-protected areas within their communities.

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Captain Mark Drewelow: The Vision Driving YachtAid Global

It’s rare to find a charitable organisation co-existing harmoniously as a natural bedfellow to a high performing business, with each one enhancing and building organically on the success of the other.

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Meet Artefact Captain Aaron T. Clark

Delve into the life and work of the music-loving New Zealander who has built and run three beautiful yachts - Spirit, Four Wishes, and now, Artefact.

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The Inspiring Journey of Steve Gresham

Discover how the Bahamas-born founder of Gresham Yacht Design went from being an outsider to one of England’s most original superyacht designers.

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MB&F Founder Maximilian Büsser on Pushing the Limits of Horology

“We create only what we love, and we don't give a flying F if people actually like it,” says Maximilian Büsser founder of MB&F and one of Switzerland’s most eccentric and outspoken watchmakers.

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To the Ends of the Earth: The Extraordinary Adventures of Henry Cookson

When we speak to Henry Cookson from his base in Corfu, he’s got a bit of a dilemma on his hands. “Burning Man has just been cancelled,” he tells us. “Now we have a client who wants an alternative, so we’re in the process of recreating the festival somewhere else. Somewhere dry, scenic and impactful, and a place we can cram in a lot of adventure too.”

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Taking Superyacht Adventure to the Next Level with Ben Lyons, CEO of EYOS Expeditions

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a champagne breakfast on top of the mountains in the Northwest Passage or making that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica aboard a luxury superyacht, EYOS should definitely be on your radar.

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Meet Bradley Mitton, The French Riviera’s Wine Man

The South of France boasts an array of world-class restaurants serving wines from Bordeaux to Provencale, but there's just one man supplying them with the best New World grape in the business.

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Private Jets: Clive Jackson’s Mission to Clean up the Skies

Putting environmentalism and private aviation in the same sentence may seem like a paradox, but it’s at the top that real change can happen. Such is the belief of the aviation industry's most vocal climate action champion, Clive Jackson.

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Zaniz Jakubowski: Evoking Emotion Through Interior Design

“It’s been said that my work defies categorisation,” says designer Zaniz Jakubowski. “I’m unhampered by convention or trends – I’m driven by my clients. I want to enhance the human emotion of a space, so psychology is fundamental.”

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Behind the Scenes with Designer Faye Chatzi in Mykonos

The world is in chaos, but this isn’t another story about that. This is a story about an artist in a studio in a peaceful little sanctuary on a beautiful little island. That island is Mykonos, and that peaceful sanctuary is the studio owned by clothing designer Faye Chatzi.

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Into the Blue: Exceptional Underwater Adventures with Rodolphe Holler

French Polynesia is a paradise of lagoons and white sand, a land of beauty and smiles where whale song drifts on the breeze. This is surely heaven enough, yet the underwater world of this vast archipelago is also home to the most spectacular marine life on the planet.

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Alex Rogers of REV Ocean is Saving the Seas

When you’ve advised the UN, Greenpeace and G7 governments on marine ecology, worked alongside David Attenborough on Blue Planet II, and led some of the globe’s most exciting and innovative deep ocean expeditions, it takes very special kind of job to lure you away.

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Meet Hazel Prior, Author of Away with the Penguins

Author of two best-selling novels, Ellie and the Harp Maker and Away with the Penguins, we sit down with Hazel Prior to discuss her background, the inspiration for her well crafted characters and, of course, why penguins?

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Bill Johnson Brings Bespoke Wellness to Thailand with RenewyouAsia

Opening in April 2021, RenewyouAsia is a pioneering anti-ageing clinic on the paradise isle of Rang Noi, near Phuket, where the latest high tech treatments will leave you looking and feeling 10 years younger.

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Jimmy Carroll on Creating out of this World Experiences with Pelorus Yacht Expeditions

As co-founder of Pelorus, the yacht expedition company that facilitates trips to the most remote corners of the globe, ex British Army captain Jimmy Carroll knows all about adventure, and he sure has some experiences to tell.

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Dr Emma Heslop: The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want

Dr Emma Heslop, a physical oceanographer and Programme Specialist at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO heads up a system for the monitoring of the oceans as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.

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