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Megayacht News Radio introduces luxury-yacht enthusiasts to leaders in the industry, from the top shipyards to the premier design studios and more. As the official podcast of MegayachtNews.com, it enhances the website's focus on real stories of real interest. MegayachtNews.com is the first, and only, independent website devoted to helping American yacht owners and their representatives make better-informed decisions when it comes to commissioning and using their yachts.

Megayacht News Radio introduces luxury-yacht enthusiasts to leaders in the industry, from the top shipyards to the premier design studios and more. As the official podcast of MegayachtNews.com, it enhances the website's focus on real stories of real interest. MegayachtNews.com is the first, and only, independent website devoted to helping American yacht owners and their representatives make better-informed decisions when it comes to commissioning and using their yachts.

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United States

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Megayacht News Radio introduces luxury-yacht enthusiasts to leaders in the industry, from the top shipyards to the premier design studios and more. As the official podcast of MegayachtNews.com, it enhances the website's focus on real stories of real interest. MegayachtNews.com is the first, and only, independent website devoted to helping American yacht owners and their representatives make better-informed decisions when it comes to commissioning and using their yachts.

Language:

English

Contact:

9738902320


Episodes

Megayacht News Radio: Peter Busfield, NZ Marine

5/29/2022
As the executive director of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association, Peter Busfield helps promote his country's vast cruising and service offerings to superyacht owners, guests, and crew worldwide. During the pandemic, of course, that became tremendously difficult, since New Zealand kept its international borders shut. With the sea border about to re-open--in August--several superyachts are making plans to return. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, Peter discusses how New Zealand...

Duration:00:29:50

Megayacht News Radio: Mark Duncan, Fraser Yachts

5/11/2022
It’s no secret that boating and yachting have been booming due to the pandemic, with people from all walks of life realizing that being out on the water, with just your family, is one of the safest and most relaxing ways to spend time. The upper end of the industry that we cover has certainly been no exception—but some recent news from Fraser Yachts along these lines is remarkable. First, the average age of its customers today is 10 years younger compared to prior to the pandemic—with the...

Duration:00:30:16

Megayacht News Radio: Understanding the Russian Yacht Seizures

4/21/2022
News media and social media around the world have covered the ongoing Russian yacht arrests and detentions related to the invasion of Ukraine. However, a number of media reports and social media posts since March have gotten the facts wrong, which has understandably led to confusion about what has actually occurred. Some of the reports seem to have stemmed from a rush to have an “exclusive,” but much of it stems from the use of one particular word, “seize,” and variations of it. In a...

Duration:00:12:14

Megayacht News Radio: Quay Crew on the Superyacht Crew Mental Health Crisis

1/19/2022
Due to growing concerns about mental health among superyacht crew, we have a sobering conversation for this episode. Tim Clarke, the director of Quay Crew, and Charles Watkins, the managing director of and a clinical psychologist with Mental Health Support Solutions, explain how their companies joined forces to conduct a survey of more than 1,000 crewmembers. There are some alarming discoveries—such as nearly half of all crew have considered leaving yachting due to stress, burnout, poor...

Duration:00:28:45

Megayacht News Radio: Patrick Lahey, Triton Submarines

11/18/2021
Personal submarines have become more popular aboard megayachts--but they're also more than just toys. They open up a world of possibilities to owners, guests, and crew, letting them see life beneath the ocean's surface that otherwise they'd never discover, and in turn better appreciate this big blue marble we all call home. Patrick Lahey of Triton Submarines is well versed in how to make these possibilities a reality. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, we discuss how Triton Submarines...

Duration:00:29:13

Megayacht News Radio: Bugsy Drake, Superyacht Stew & Queen of Theme

10/7/2021
Christine “Bugsy” Drake is a superyacht stew who thousands of television fans are familiar with thanks to the Bravo series Below Deck Mediterranean. More importantly, Bugsy is a seasoned yachtie and a newly published book author. She wowed television viewers with her extraordinary creativity the way that she’s been wowing yacht owners and guests since joining the yachting industry—and she shares her favorite decorative and theme tips, plus a lot more, in her book The Art of Tablescaping;...

Duration:00:25:40

Megayacht News Radio: Geoff Moore, West Nautical

8/25/2021
Geoff Moore, the managing director of West Nautical, accomplishes a lot with a small team in terms of superyacht management, sales, and charter. What's particularly notable, though, West Nautical is making a concerted effort to educate buyers, owners, and charterers. In fact, the staff regularly posts original articles on the company website, guiding clients through their options and inspiring them with creative suggestions on what to do while cruising on vacation, rather than posting...

Duration:00:37:04

Megayacht News Radio: Falcon Tenders, Superyacht Tender Specialists

8/5/2021
Mark Pascoe and Dean Stoneman run the British superyacht tender builder Falcon Tenders. While Falcon is a new name in the sector, Mark and Dean are anything but new to the world of highly detailed, high-performing craft. In fact, they're pairing their collective experience to bring something new to the superyacht tender sector: a small, family-style operation that can rival larger companies with its skilled craftspeople capable of delivering fully custom designs. In this Megayacht News...

Duration:00:31:16

Megayacht News Radio: Yomira, Charter Designers for Extraordinary Experiences

7/29/2021
Amanda Armstrong and Neil Hornsby are two longtime charter brokers who actually consider themselves more like charter designers. The founders of Yomira, which translates to “your ocean” in Sanskrit, are not your customary charter professionals, and neither is their firm. Armstrong and Hornsby realized the longtime “yacht first” ideology in yacht charter just wasn’t right for the changes naturally occurring among clientele. Therefore, they’re making charter experiences less complex, more...

Duration:00:36:22

Megayacht News Radio: Go Where the Yachts Go

7/4/2021
Fort Lauderdale and Bermuda are each renown for their beautiful waters. While Fort Lauderdale additionally holds the title of Yachting Capital of The World, Bermuda has caught on with superyacht owners and guests in more recent year. The two destinations are pairing their nautical strengths for an unprecedented tourism campaign, called Go Where the Yachts Go. Stacy Ritter of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Douglas Trueblood of the Bermuda Tourism Authority...

Duration:00:26:52

Megayacht News Radio: Tom Mukamal, IGY Marinas

6/3/2021
The pandemic saw a marked increase in yacht buying and yacht chartering activities around the world. Similarly, it proved to yachting industry representatives that the way business has been done for years may not be the best path forward. In fact, Tom Mukamal, the CEO of IGY Marinas, is among those who believe re-imaging experiences is important. Mukamal and his team therefore have joined forces with the International Yacht Brokers Association to create the inaugural Caribbean Yacht Show...

Duration:00:25:15

Megayacht News Radio: Bob Denison, Denison Yachting

4/28/2021
For nearly 20 years, Bob Denison has been at the helm of Denison Yacht Sales, a.k.a. Denison Yachting. Since then, he has distinguished the firm by embracing video and other web-related best practices in ways others have not. In some ways, yachting was his destiny, considering his grandparents established the well-known Broward Marine in the late 1940s in Florida. His parents established Denison Marine years later. Bob Denison himself even worked on the shipyard floor in his youth....

Duration:00:22:57

Megayacht News Radio: Howard T. Scott, Superyacht Owner and Rascal on the Run Author

3/19/2021
Howard T. Scott is a proud yacht owner and a newly published author. He treasures abundant time aboard an 80-foot Burger, named Capricho, which he bought seven years ago and essentially lives aboard. As an author, Howard just published his first novel, Rascal on the Run, a legal thriller set in Athens, Georgia. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, Howard shares his longtime love of yachting and cruising with us, including what convinced him to buy this Burger and turn it into his...

Duration:00:25:21

Megayacht News Radio: Dudley Savage, AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

3/8/2021
For the past five decades, the non-profit AMIkids has empowered 135,000+ kids across the United States by helping steer them toward a positive future. Megayacht owners and yacht brokers regularly lend their support to the organization through the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. While the donation provides you with an alternative to selling your yacht, the benefits go far deeper. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, AMIkids' Dudley Savage discusses how these donated yachts help the kids...

Duration:00:20:10

Megayacht News Radio: Jenny Matthews, She of the Sea

10/30/2020
In our recent monthly newsletter, our editor Diane M. Byrne shared her early experiences of sexism in the yachting industry. Furthermore, she shared how MegayachtNews.com has become a Supporting Organization of She of the Sea, a two-year-old initiative to promote diversity and inclusion across yachting. Clearly, both struck nerves, as more than 2,000 people have read it as of this writing. Because She of the Sea has gained global support from both inside and outside of yachting, we’re...

Duration:00:31:40

Megayacht News Radio: Jaclyn Sienna India, Sienna Charles

10/13/2020
Jaclyn Sienna India believes that luxury is personal. That's why for nearly two decades, she herself has been vetting some of the most extraordinary travel experiences around the world. As the founder of Sienna Charles, she combines her passions for travel and luxury with understanding the wants and needs of discerning individuals. Whether it's luxury yacht charter, grand estates, off-the-beaten-path travel, wellness retreats, or other experiences, Sienna Charles combines this first-hand...

Duration:00:22:08

Megayacht News Radio: Andrea Frabetti, Sunseeker

10/1/2020
As the CEO of Sunseeker, Andrea Frabetti naturally is confident in his shipyard's abilities. Partnerships with two well-known superyacht shipyards, namely Pendennis and Icon Yachts, are resulting in new avenues of growth, too. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, Frabetti updates us on the latest developments with projects like the 42M Ocean and 50M Ocean. Furthermore, he discusses how the pandemic led to the new Sunseeker on Show event at the UK shipyard's headquarters, and how a...

Duration:00:30:32

Megayacht News Radio: Sustainability Training for the Superyacht Industry

9/11/2020
Robert van Tol, the founder of Water Revolution Foundation, has had an ambitious--and attainable--goal in mind since establishing the non-profit: driving and accelerating sustainability in the superyacht industry. In fact, as you may remember from a podcast we did with Robert last year, Water Revolution Foundation is proving to shipyards, designers, suppliers, and more that they can pro-actively establish the industry's own sustainability agenda. Not only that, but also the agenda can and...

Duration:00:30:16

Megayacht News Radio: Kiran Jay Haslam, Princess Yachts

8/27/2020
Real yacht owners read stories to their grandchildren and love spending time with their multi-generational families onboard. This is why, according to Kiran Jay Haslam, you won't see mannequin-like models posing on sunpads or settees, ready for their closeup, in Princess Yachts' M Class video. In fact, the people you do see are actual customers.Similarly, the chief marketing officer of Princess Yachts believes real conversations are what customers want, versus PowerPoint presentations, when...

Duration:00:29:31

Megayacht News Radio: Andrew Grant Super, Berkeley Rand

7/10/2020
Usually, when megayacht owners or charter guests want to visit somewhere remote, their yacht agents reach out to expedition guides. BWA Yachting created its own company, Berkeley Rand, to handle the tasks, with a twist. Berkeley Rand employs artificial intelligence and other technology in combination with real-life knowledge, making far-off voyages far more special.In fact, Andrew Grant Super, Berkeley Rand’s managing director, says the technology has previously only been used in the...

Duration:00:25:10