Megayacht News Radio

Synopsis

Megayacht News is the leader among independent Web sites devoted to luxury yachts, with an emphasis on information of interest to American owners, buyers, and their representatives. Its all-original content sets it apart from other yachting websites, as does its combination of daily news articles, videos, slideshows, subscriber-exclusive newsletters, and more. Topics include new launches, design proposals, luxury yachting events, marina developments, and interviews with leaders in the industry.

Episodes

  • Jasper Smith, Arksen

    Jasper Smith, Arksen

    26/03/2019 Duration: 30min

    “We set out to create a great company; one that could have a profound impact on the lives of the owners of our vessels and that could actively contribute to a better understanding of the oceans.” So says Jasper Smith, the founder of Arksen, a newcomer on the global yacht stage. The company isn’t what you’d expect. While it’s offering hard-core offshore yachts and megayachts to 98 feet (30 meters), it’s going beyond that. Arksen’s approach further includes an explorers’ club and a non-profit conservation foundation. In addition, it considers itself a technology and innovation company first.

  • Robert van Tol, Water Revolution Foundation

    Robert van Tol, Water Revolution Foundation

    08/03/2019 Duration: 23min

    Robert van Tol is the executive director and co-founder of the Water Revolution Foundation. He's spent more than a decade working with a variety of non-profits, especially within the superyacht sector. Those experiences partially inspired him to establish this particular non-profit in late 2018, as Diane M. Byrne, the host of Megayacht News Radio, discusses with him in this episode. The two further discuss Water Revolution Foundation's sustainability goals, and how people like you can support the initiatives. In fact, to that end, van Tol is particularly fond of an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” 

  • Joe Hollier, Cyber Risk Insurance Specialist

    Joe Hollier, Cyber Risk Insurance Specialist

    07/03/2019 Duration: 30min

    Joe Hollier addresses a blunt question on this episode of Megyacht News Radio: Who is responsible for cybersecurity when it comes to your superyacht?  The short answer: you.. and your captain, and your crew, and everyone else around you. But, the actions to take don't stop at merely creating strong passwords, or keeping security software up to date.  In this podcast, Hollier discusses why it's important to create a cyber strategy--and to follow it. He also discusses the challenges of finding cyber insurance. While it's not easy, it is possible, as he has discovered, as somene personally and professionally concerned about cyber risk.

  • Peter Wilson, MCM

    Peter Wilson, MCM

    26/02/2019 Duration: 23min

    We've all heard of owners' representatives in the superyacht sector... but what exactly does this person do? And, do you need one? Diane M. Byrne discusses the details with Peter Wilson, co-founder of MCM, who has taken on the task with a variety of owners over the years, most recently the owner of the Feadship Najiba. Among the things Wilson discusses: 1. Does an owner need a formal owner's representative? Is the role the same as that of a project manager? 2. What criteria should an owner use to select a project manager? 3. When should an owner bring in this specialist? 4. Is it easier to work with experienced clients like the owner of Najiba compared to relative newcomers, or does experience present its own set of challenges?

  • Steve Gresham, Gresham Yacht Design

    Steve Gresham, Gresham Yacht Design

    13/02/2019 Duration: 27min

    Steve Gresham of Gresham Yacht Design hung his own yacht-design shingle in 2011, but his experience in working with superyacht clients dates back farther. In fact, he's worked with some of the biggest names in the design and build worlds. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, Gresham shares insight into his inspiration as a professional yacht designer, as well as challenges that he's faced. He also shares what excites him about the future of yacht design and construction.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Dickie Bannenberg

    Megayacht News Radio: Dickie Bannenberg

    13/05/2010 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with designer Dickie Bannenberg, of Bannenberg & Rowell. He shares his thoughts on the design process, what it's like bringing someone's dream to reality, and the challenges that lie ahead for owners and the industry at large.

  • Dean Klevan, International SeaKeepers Society

    Dean Klevan, International SeaKeepers Society

    20/04/2010 Duration: 15min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that can enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Dean C. Klevan, the newly appointed president and CEO of the International SeaKeepers Society. He shares details on some of the Society's initiatives and what drives his passion for protecting the world's oceans.

  • Joe Artese, Joseph Artese Design

    Joe Artese, Joseph Artese Design

    08/04/2010 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with designer Joe Artese of Joseph Artese Design, who has worked on a number of sailing and motoryachts in his 30 years in the marine business. He talks about some recent projects as well as what he enjoys most about custom designing for clients.

  • Bruce Johnson, Sparkman  Stephens

    Bruce Johnson, Sparkman & Stephens

    02/04/2010 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Bruce Johnson, president and chief designer of Sparkman & Stephens. The renowned naval architecture firm has designed literally thousands of famous yachts, as well as commercial and military craft. Johnson discusses the firm's storied past as well as its current projects.

  • Tim Davey, US Superyacht Association

    Tim Davey, US Superyacht Association

    02/03/2010 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Tim Davey, who as a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association helps inform captains of the latest regulations affecting clearance into the United States--and helps get the message to Washington that sometimes border agents don't understand the rules themselves.

  • Megayacht News Radio: MHG Marine Benefits

    Megayacht News Radio: MHG Marine Benefits

    21/12/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Mark Bononi of MHG Services, which provides insurance for yacht crew and owners alike.

  • Megayacht News Radio: BWA Yachting

    Megayacht News Radio: BWA Yachting

    15/12/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.org, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry, who talk about timely issues that can enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Stefano Tositti of BWA Yachting, about yacht management and support: how his firm provides everything from berth reservations to guest transfers, and how the needs of yachts continue to grow.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Barlcays Superyacht Financing

    Megayacht News Radio: Barlcays Superyacht Financing

    30/11/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Paul Fowkes of Barclays about how the international banking and economic crises have affected yacht lending, and what owners should do if they're in the market to buy.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Marine Group Boat Works

    Megayacht News Radio: Marine Group Boat Works

    17/11/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry, who talk about timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Todd Roberts, the vice president of Marine Group Boat Works. This San Diego company specializes in superyacht refit and is making an impact along the West Coast.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Northrop  Johnson Charters

    Megayacht News Radio: Northrop & Johnson Charters

    05/11/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry who discuss timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Missy Johnston, owner of Northrop & Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters. She shares insight into why yacht charter offers a better experience than cruise ships, how she matches clients with the right yacht, and what destinations are worth exploring.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Nautical Structures

    Megayacht News Radio: Nautical Structures

    20/10/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Rick Thomas of Nautical Structures. Nautical Structures designs, engineers, and builds customized passerelles and tender-launching systems, among other things, for some of the world's most prominent yachts and yacht owners.

  • Megayacht News Radio: American Yacht Institute

    Megayacht News Radio: American Yacht Institute

    21/09/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Kristen Cavallini-Soothill, the director of the American Yacht Institute. AYI trains yacht crew in everything from silver service to the importance of teamwork: the skills necessary to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Feadships Henk De Vries

    Megayacht News Radio: Feadship's Henk De Vries

    02/09/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Henk De Vries of Feadship's Royal De Vries, and get an overview of its fully custom and semicustom contracts, as well as how the economic crisis has affected it.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Lazzara Yachts

    Megayacht News Radio: Lazzara Yachts

    18/08/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Rich Lazzara, vice president of Lazzara Yachts, which has been quietly working on a new model--and, perhaps a sign of a positive change in the economy, has signed a contract to build hull no. 1 of that new model.

  • Megayacht News Radio: Esthec Decking

    Megayacht News Radio: Esthec Decking

    17/08/2009 Duration: 30min

    Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Marcel van der Spek, commercial director for Esthec. Esthec is leading the way for durable, eco-friendly materials to replace teak on the decks of superyachts.

page 2 from 3