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CONTENTS THE ST BARTHS BUCKET

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REACH FOR THE STARS

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THE MYBA CHARTER YACHT SHOW

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

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A RECOGNITION GUIDE

75

A FEW POINTS TO CONSIDER

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GETTING YOUR CLAIM PAID IS ANOTHER

RICK TOMLINSON

MAN AT THE TOP ANDREW WINCH

OVER THE MOON IN PALMA 5 Js & THE SUPERYACHT CUP

THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE A CHILLING TALE

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VAT AND CHARTER REGULATIONS

THE VERY BEST OF VENEZUELA 95 WATERFALLS, WILDLIFE, & CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

SHIPS NETWORK FAILURE

THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 104

THE PROS AND CONS OF INTEGRATED SECURITY SYSTEMS

WHAT’S ON WHERE 2013-14

THE MYTHICAL HEART OF GREECE A CRACKING STORY

THE MARINE LABOUR CONVENTION 2006

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SMOOTH SAILING

119

ANTIBES

THE LEGEND OF ‘CASTEL DELL'OVO’

THE PYA NEWS SUPPLEMENT 123 THE LATEST NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE PYA

THE MED’S MOST BEAUTIFUL YACHT RACE 151 THE TROPHÉE BAILLI DE SUFFREN

VILANOVA GRAND MARINA

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& THE ORIGINS OF THE OLYMPICS

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INSURING YOUR YACHT IS ONE THING

THE BEST IN YACHT BUILDING AND DESIGN

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IN NEED OF A NEW TENDER? 179

THE MARINE GALLERY

& SUMMIT

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THE INDUSTRY MOVERS

MEDITERRANEAN SUMMER 2013

THE EVENTS PLANNER

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A CUT ABOVE THE REST

PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER

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A DIAMOND FELLA

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THWARTING THE EVOLVING SECURITY THREAT

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE’S LARGEST YACHTING PORT

REFIT & REPAIR FACILITIES

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A GUIDE TO THE YARDS

THE INDUSTRY FILE

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LIST OF ADVERTISERS

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A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR OW YACHTING HAS CHANGED OVER THE PAST

taxes, pensions and healthcare. Will crew leave for better paid

35 years. I can only go back to when I began working on

jobs, will owners increase salaries to cover these outgoings, I

my first yacht (45 m). I will never forget the freedom and

doubt it, how will it affect Asian crew? Jobs shore side are scarce,

adventure, certainly as a rooky, it was quite unbelievable. All of our

certainly paying the kind of salaries that are available to yacht

needs were taken care of, I cannot remember worrying about

crew, unfortunately it’s time to say goodbye to the good old days

health insurance, pensions, or for that matter anything, apart from

and I am sure that any crew who decide to leave will find a queue

where do we go next. If we had a problem the owner would take

at the end of the gangway, CV’s and certificates in hand, waiting

care of it. The hours were long, nobody ever said, you only have to

to fill that empty bunk at any price.

work a 40 hour week, it was more like 80+, the food was great. I

Also, during the past few months the charter tax laws/rules

have a letter somewhere that states I would earn £180.00 per

have changed in several Mediterranean EU countries. The Greeks

month with four weeks holiday a year, my flights would be paid,

may also soon change their antiquated cabotage laws, this will

what more could I want. Taxes – I certainly did not pay them, I was

change cruising in Greece forever, one of the world’s great cruising

expected to do a job and it was one I grew to love. By the way, if I

grounds will be opened up and allowed to reach its full potential,

had failed I would have expected to be sent home, something I

a great boon to an ailing economy. Where will this take us, in a few

would occasionally see happen to my crew mates, instant

years from now I can envisage a blanket set of regulations in place

dismissal and being accompanied to the airport was the norm.

throughout Europe, one set of rules for all. A sure fire way to collect

How all of that that has changed, a new industry has developed, almost by stealth, over the past 25 years and enveloped

will be impossible not to comply.

professional yachting – regulation. As vessels have become larger,

I can see yachts moving from the overcrowded and

much larger, and the fleet has grown exponentially, we as a unique

expensive marinas of today’s popular hotspots to less expensive

industry (maritime sector) instead of standing together to create our

locations, especially for overwintering, as Owners strive to

own set of rules, have been sucked into the world of commercial

reduce their running and refit costs and low cost countries realise

shipping which has rules, regulations and procedures in place going

the gains to be made, in jobs and taxes, when caring for these

back centuries to protect the seafarer against unscrupulous owners.

sophisticated toys.

It has had its advantages, yachts are certainly safer than they have

More marinas have been built or changed hands in the

ever been, health and safety, modern equipment and inspections

past few years than I would guess at any time in recent history,

have seen to that, crew are also better trained than ever, at a cost,

money has been poured into acquiring them and it all makes

but there is now an ever increasing need for good crew, one that the

sense. I recently had the honour of sitting for a couple of hours

many training establishments have taken onboard as they strive to

with Sir Donald Gosling, who made his fortune by seeing the

keep pace with regulation, demand and certification.

need for car parks in the 1950s. Marinas are no different. Yachts

I am not too sure if the commercial world sees us as a

can, using new technology, comfortably anchor off but the great

bonus (more jobs), a hindrance (more paperwork), or a nuisance

majority spend their down time in a port or marina, better for

(square peg – round hole). Of course cabins are also too small,

crew morale and certainly safer. What a way to make money,

deck-heads too low and shoes have to be removed when

being a marina owner and selling space. Mind you if you are

stepping on board. New laws that are about to come into force

thinking of rushing to build a new marina, there is no longer an

will cause big changes to the way that yachts are crewed, the

obvious shortage of berths for larger yachts – as experienced a

nationalities of those crew, and also, in some cases, how the crew

few years ago. If you are going to build, ensure you do so in a

are paid and how much they will be able to bank. With Port State

sought after location. Space can be expensive to maintain if

Control and Flag State Inspections taking place regularly on

there is nobody to fill it!

today’s Superyachts these employment rules are going to be impossible to avoid. May I welcome professional yacht crew to the real world as deductions are applied to salaries to cover

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LTHOUGH

OTHER

vessels competing in their own race in advance of the Bucket itself,

superyacht regatta has ever matched the magic and

MANY

HAVE TRIED, NO

and then as part of the fleet in their own class. Perhaps most

wonderful spectacle that is the Bucket Regatta. Norma

impressive of all however, is the world class crowd which

Trease reports on the beautiful people and world-class racing of

increasingly distinguishes Buckets from all other imitators, with

the Saint Barths Bucket 2013

literally hundreds of professional ‘rock star’ sailors, made famous

The Saint Barths Bucket 2013 was spectacular – in fact

from America’s Cup to Grand Prix racing and Volvo Oceans, to

absolutely stellar in every way – including the 36-strong Bucket

actual movie & TV stars and captains of industry recognisable the

fleet that included the magnificent sight of no less than five J Class

world over – the Bucket attracts, it’s won all-star fans.

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The yachts were a breathtaking mix of old and new, stately

her pedigree as a replica of Endeavour II, yet her flawless

and swift, and as always, represented the very crème de la crème

performance could perhaps be attributed to her incredible power-

of yacht builders worldwide. Never seen on any race course since

house of racing talent, with about two-thirds of the crew

the 1930s, opening the long Bucket Easter weekend, the five

professional racers from America’s Cups and Volvo Ocean

beauties of J Class Day offered a suitably glam start to the

veterans, led by the celebrated American sailor Ken Read. Adding

festivities. Hanuman, built by Royal Huisman for the highly

still more luster to Hanuman’s after-guard, none other than

competitive Jim Clark, began her racing as she finished it, bringing

Richard Branson added in his not inconsiderable sailing skills to

in consistent daily firsts, to win an obvious First in Class overall.

the mix, and delighted one and all by joining enthusiastically with

At the prizegiving, her elated owner pledged a one million dollar

the large group who attended the very swank owner’s party at the

donation to the St Barths Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program, this

Hotel Eden Rock.

year’s official Bucket charity. Yet whether sailing onboard,

The rest of the fleet carried on where the Js led, with the

alongside from another superyacht, from a spectator yacht or

usual clutch of stately, increasingly competitive Perini Navi’s once

even ashore, Velsheda, Ranger, Rainbow, Hanuman and Lionheart

again decorating the course. Although at the skippers meeting, the

offered a breath-taking, heart-throbbing pageant of sailing thrills

skipper of Panthalassa questioned how four virtually identical

to one and all.

yachts could be accurately rated, the eight Perini’s exhibited the

Not just mythic yachts, the Js were home to some of the

wide range of builds coming from this exalted Italian yard. From

biggest names of fame from the sailing and business world.

sprightly P2, who took second overall in the Gazelle de La Mer Class,

Ranger’s ‘Admiral’ Dan Jackson and her generous owner John

with the local Caribbean star Peter Holmberg in charge, to the

Williams have spent many long years, over countless racing

massively impressive Dyna-Rigged Maltese Falcon overwhelming

campaigns, fine-tuning what may be the most comprehensive

everyone near her, the Perini Navis add a touch of class wherever

racing program in yachting, exhibiting always impeccable

they gather. Parsifal III proved that the tactics of James Lynne were

teamwork – and the best uniforms ever seen! Hanuman boasts

wise, for on Race Day Two, she nimbly scooted by her sisters,

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bringing in a solid Second Place overall in the Grandes Dames Class,

Navi representative Bruce Brakenhoff claims that they have

causing her crew of over 45 to break into wild song and dance, and

never signed a deal as a direct result of a Bucket race, it is

her charming owner Kim Vibe-Petersen to exclaim: ‘the energy

inconceivable that the enjoyment of like-minded racers in such

increases when you see you have the chance at winning!’

a relaxed atmosphere is not conducive to sparking the dreams

The Perini Navi family have long recognised that winning

of owners to build their own floating superyacht-cum-racing

a Bucket actually involves above all, winning the party. They excel

palaces. Adding his own inimitable sparkle to the Perini villa,

at this by hosting nightly dinners at the Perini Navi villa,

renowned Italian photographer Carlo Borlenghi (see edition

where with a suberb view of Gustavia Harbour at their feet,

22 online. www.YachtingMatters.com for Carlo’s life story) awed

the luminaries of yachting – including dozens of owners,

the stellar crowd with his photos of the day’s racing, gathering

sailors, journalists and industry leaders, gather to enjoy delicious

fans all about him, as well as thousands of hits on his daily

Italian cuisine and casual conversation. Although US Perini

Internet postings – Bravo!

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BELOW: BEST LADY

Rubbing elbows with yacht designers, naval architects, and

Athos and the Pendennis re-built 1903 55 m Adela, yet in the end,

yacht builders, whether onboard their lovely creations, at parties

powered by a new carbon-fibre rig and new sails, augmented by

or on the docks is another special privilege of each and every

Pendennis MD Henk Wiekens, Bucket icon ‘Shags’ Morten and no

Bucket. From Andre Hoek to Philippe Briand, or Malcom McKeon

less than Dennis Connor. Adela took a triumphant First Place

to Bill Tripp and many more, this is the best calling card any

Overall for the Saint Barths Bucket 2013. Her emotional skipper,

designer could ever hope to display. Imagine the delight of Alloy

Greg Norwood-Perkins brought down the house when he said

Yachts CEO Tony Hambrook and his charming wife Kristin to sail

‘this is the proudest moment of my life’.

onboard Georgia, back again after a long absence, and yet

No one ever summed up the special magic of Bucket racing

snagged first place in Les Grandes Dames. Pride of NZ’s Fitzroy

better than W-Class creator ‘The Don’ Tofias – who this year

Yachts and ever-popular naval architect Ed Dubois Salperton was

finally won the much-coveted Skullduggery Cravat on the

helmed by Olympic double-Gold winner and CNN Mainsail host

Bucket’s smallest contender, 24 m Wild Horses, when he says ‘and

Shirley Robertson, appropriately brought home Second Overall in

Yachting Was the Winner!’

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her class, Les Mademoiselles de la Mer. Pendennis shows their legitimate sailing credentials by populating their always

Author Norma Trease is a long-time Bucket veteran and genuine fan.

competitive builds with their staff, and this expertise adds to an

Contact Norma: norma@yachtingmatters.com

always impressive list of wins. It was a constant battle of the schooners between the Holland Jachtbouw beauty, the 62 m

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VERYONE NEEDS A LUCKY BREAK IN THIS WORLD AND I HAVE BEEN MORE LUCKY than most. My first was the move to the Isle of Man with my parents when I was quite

young, there I lived by the sea, played on the sea and eventually sailed away to

start a new life making my living from the sea; photographing on the Oceans. In those early days on the Isle of Man I met a man who was to become a great friend, Nick Keig, who built and raced his own boats, most notably the trimaran, Three Legs of Mann. I sailed the Atlantic a couple of times with Nick and discovered a world that existed of full time racing sailors and specialist yachting photographers. It was 1980, I was in Newport RI for the OSTAR finish and to help deliver the Three Legs of Mann home, the Americas Cup was in full swing, I was 22 from Port St Mary, and had never seen anything like it.


PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS – RICK TOMLINSON

PREVIOUS SPREAD: SY AGLAIA ABOVE: J CLASS VELSHEDA AT ANTIGUA CLASSICS

In the previous few months I had met Chay Blyth, Alistair

amazed at how well they turned out, as was I. This was film days

Black, Christian Ferrier, Claire Francis, Rob James etc etc and I was

not digital so it could be a month between taking a picture and

determined to do The Whitbread!

seeing the result. From the crew of Drum I was lucky to become

I stayed on the Isle of Man for a few more years after that,

lifelong friends with not just Magnus but Skip Novak and Phil

racing dinghies and bigger boats at every opportunity, I even won

Wade, Roger Nilsson, Neil Cheston, Patrick Banfield etc. All have

a few dinghy championships, did another Atlantic crossing, and

gone on to do great things. For Skip it was Pelagic and for Phil,

sailed a replica Viking ship from Norway to the Isle of Man. I

Timoneer, I have done trips with them both to Antarctica, Chile,

worked part time with Nick building a new catamaran VSD, it was

Alaska as well as covering the Caribbean and Mediterranean

state of the art in 1982. I had a bad experience with VSD when

circuits. Both great seamen, adventurers and good men I am

she was dismasted with me at the top of the mast! It could have

proud to have been associated with.

been a very different story. I was very lucky.

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I thought that one Whitbread would be enough but it

Photography was just a hobby in those early days, it

didn't work out that way, following Drum I worked for Nautor

was the Whitbread that was my driving ambition. I got my

Swan’s advertising agency in London, Strategic Advertising. Here I

chance in 1983 when I had the opportunity to join the build

learnt a huge amount about the other side of the yachting

team for the maxi, Colt Cars, (Rob James/Jeff Houlgrave).

industry, the business of marketing, events, brochures and of

Eventually Mitsubishi pulled out and Simon le Bon and Skip

course photographers and photography. Being paid to take a

Novak took over and changed her name to ‘Drum’. I stayed with

picture was good to, rather than saying ‘look here’s a nice picture

the boat until Skip realised he had better let me sail or they would

do want publish it.’

have had a stowaway to deal with! Drum lost her keel and

Realising I still had a lot to learn and needing to earn a

capsized in the Fastnet Race 1985, with me onboard, but even

living I decided to sail the 89 Whitbread on The Card, a Swedish

that didn't deter me. After she was repaired I set off on this life

entry again with Roger Nilsson and Magnus Olsson and following

changing race, I had one Nikon, twenty rolls of film and an idea –

that I did the 93 race with them on Intrum Justitia. Roger was

to take photographs at night!

eventually replaced by Lawrie Smith and Paul Standbrige joined

Drum had a great crew, my watch-leader was one Magnus

the team making that race my favourite. But this was still pre

Olsson who was the happiest man in Sweden. Sadly he died

digital and with very early satellite communication. I worked out

recently but right until the end he would tell stories about me

a way to process film onboard using chemistry and trying not to

being crazy trying to take pictures in the dark and then being

poison the rest of the crew, you can imagine what Laurie Smith

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THIS SPREAD: SY MARIQUITA RACING IN THE SOLENT AT THE 2012 WESTWARD CUP IN COWES


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ABOVE: PORTO CERVO, SARDINIA 2 JUNE 2013 – RACE 1 OF THE DUBOIS CUP

said when the cabin stank of ammonia in the middle if the night!

parallel career as a professional yachting photographer over the

But we did get the first ever pictures back from the southern

past 10 years or so, making it an easy step to take. Volvo had

ocean, mostly thanks to the great support of navigator Marcel Van

taken over the race from Whitbread and I was appointed the

Triest! Also on Intrum was Knut Frostad, now CEO of the Volvo

official photographer for the 2001/2 race. In fact I enjoyed that

Ocean Race, and instigator of the onboard media crewman.

race more than ever. This was still before the role of the onboard

My final Whitbread was with Team EF in 1997. The EF era

media person. Along with video cameramen George Johns and

was different again, the teams were far more professional and by

Steve Ancsell we flew around the world keeping ahead of the

now I was definitely more a photographer than a sailor but I

boats and photographing them at every opportunity. We had a

brought to the table an assignment from National Geographic

portable satellite transmitter, an Iridium phone, GPS and VHF. We

who wanted to feature the race. It was a perfect fit for an

filmed from whatever platform was available, helicopters, fixed

educational company like EF that, with a magazine circulation of

wing aircraft, navy ships and RIBs. From Fernando de Noronha, the

over 10 million put Yachting World and Seahorse magazine into

Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin/Albany, Bass Straits, Sydney.

perspective. Times had changed on the Whitbread too and there

When in Australia we did the whole Sydney–Hobart race by

were now a race rules requiring teams to send video and still

helicopter, landing in remote farms and pumping fuel in the heli

pictures from onboard. I raced two legs, the first with the all girl

by hand while sending pictures via satellite. We then went on to

crew, 35 days with 11 girls, and the second, the southern ocean

the North Cape New Zealand, Cape Horn, Rio, Antigua, Bahamas,

leg with Paul Cayard and the mens team. Both were great teams

Miami, La Rochelle, English Channel, Gothenburg and Kiel. A real

but of course very different, but then there are only ever three

adventure of thinking, planning and plotting literally on the fly.

subjects on boats offshore, sailing, food and sex, after three weeks

In between all this racing photography though is the

at sea there is just one… food. Didn't matter that is was a girls or

Business of Photography, doing assignments for clients that trust

a boys team!

you to fly to far off to places, organising the boat, the crew,

It was a great journey but I had to accept that I had done

perhaps models and a helicopter and to come back with a set of

with sailing, the guys were racing full time and that wasn't for me,

pictures that will make them go wow, just what we were

I had to move on. I loved the photography and had made a

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means you understand the sport, the way yachts work and

Georgia. Then North to Rio and back to the Caribbean and all in

move and from this we would get the respect of the crews

two and half years. I joined her in different places to photograph

which is important when you need their help when looking for

a beautiful boat in some of the most dramatic locations on the

that special shot.

planet. A dream assignment and one that I am keen to repeat for

25 years ago I made my first Rick Tomlinson Yachting

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any owner reading this!

Calendar and this has gone on to be one of the most successful

My most recent work has been quiet diverse and

yachting calendars in the world. I have also created a lot of new

something that I have really enjoyed, last year I was at the

build brochure work for production boats and superyachts.

Olympics in Weymouth photographing Ben Ainslie, Ian Percy and

Sweden in particular has a great boat building tradition with

the late Bart Simpson. Before that it was the J Class and the

Hallberg-Rassy, Najad, Sweden Yachts, Malo, also Hansse, Moody,

Superyachts in the Solent and the Commodores Cup and the

Farr, Discovery etc etc. I have done many assignments for these

Maxi Series in Porto Cervo. I am now also doing a number of

yards, but the worldwide recession has hit them badly. For me this

photography workshops teaching amateurs a few tips and tricks

work has been filled by assignments from the bigger yards and for

for taking better photographs. Right now, as I write this, I am in

owners of Superyachts such as Timoneer, Adele, Lady B, Marie,

Lanzarote with another Volvo Ocean race entry, Team SCA, a

Mondango, Aglaia, and a number of power vessels such as Big Fish,

women’s team sponsored by a Swedish company with many old

and a few others that I cannot mention for ‘NDA’ reasons. All great

friends in the coaching and management roles. Part of my remit

vessels and all very different in their design.

is to coach the onboard media person on how to shoot offshore

One of the best assignments I have ever had was to

and how to get pictures back from deep in the southern ocean, it's

document the voyage of SY Adele the 180 foot classic styled

a lot easier these days! No film processing, scanning and snail

yacht from Andre Hoek. This voyage took the boat, built at Vitters,

pace satcom for these guys!

on her maiden voyage to Spitsbergen in the Arctic then to Sweden, the Mediterranean and Caribbean, across the Pacific to

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ANDREW WINCH INTERVIEW BY COLIN SQUIRE

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RIGHT: ANDREW, AGED 10, IN FABIOLA BELOW: SEA OWL (ARTIST’S IMPRESSION)

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met up with Andrew in his personal studio in London, a converted Fire Station, surrounded by models, beautiful paintings of yachts and a library of marine books, old and new. We are here to discuss

his life and how he has developed to become one of the world’s most sought after and inspirational Superyacht designers. Andrew, many thanks for meeting up with me. You mentioned over lunch that you have Russian blood in your veins? Yes, it is an interesting story, my mother's family originally came from Riga in North Russia. My great-grandmother had been a wife with a young daughter, when they had to leave Russia due to the Revolution – her name was Elizabeth Zoeff and she was the daughter of Baroness Von Stempal. She travelled with her daughter Olga, who was to become my grandmother, and after a long journey they reached Istanbul where they settled. It was here, that my grandmother Olga met my grandfather, an Englishman, and they were married when she was only 18! These were Colonial times and although working abroad was a common occurrence, it was normal for British companies (such as the one my grandfather worked for) to stipulate

house was on Canning Place, just off the top end of Gloucester

contractually that employees were forbidden to marry local

Road and Kensington Gardens; we were a young family all

women; instead one was obliged to wed an English girl. For falling

growing up in this lovely house in Kensington. I used to frequently

deeply in love with my grandmother, my grandfather lost his job

walk in Kensington Gardens with my mother and we would go to

and he had no choice but to return to England with his new bride,

the Round Pond and watch the model boats racing there. I was

where later my mother was born.

often taken, because I loved it, to the Peter Pan Sculpture at the top end of Kensington Gardens, this wonderful sculpture has

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Where were you born?

played a part in the design of a yacht we have just completed, the

When I was born in 1956 at our home in London, my parents had

Feadship 62 m MY Sea Owl. Whilst her exterior is classic, the

been married for several years and I had two elder brothers. Our

interior is designed around magic and dreams.

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When I was five, my parents bought a little cottage in Bosham on Chichester Harbour, at the Eastern end of the Solent.

‘Tarmac’ – house building and anything to do with asphalt were his specialities.

I grew up spending every weekend travelling from London to

I ended up going to Kingston College of Art and doing a

Bosham and it was here that I learnt to sail. My father started to

course in 3 Dimensional Design. At the end of the second year you

take me sailing with my brothers – we all learned to sail with him.

had to choose what you did for the third and I was not really

I also learnt to play golf with my father, who is still a very keen

excited by specialising in interior decorating per se. I wanted to

golfer. Only a few weeks ago, to celebrate his 90th birthday, four

design boats. At that time I was racing competitively with Lasers,

generations of the Winch family played golf together at

with friends in Chichester Harbour. My father bought the kit of a

Goodwood Golf Club where he amazingly achieved his first ‘Hole-

Hunter Sonata, a 23 foot keel boat and I spent three months

in-One' after 80 years of playing golf!

building it at home, putting the deck on, doing the interior, rigging it and making a rudder and keel, I built it from moulded parts.

When were you allowed to sail on your own? I was sailing from the age of five and from an early age I used to

That then was your boat building education?

go out sailing on my own. We had a gunter rigged Gull, called

It was an education. I did all of the assembly of this 23 footer in

‘Fabiola’, I have a little model of it that my brothers and my sister

the driveway at home. When it was ready we launched it and

had made for me for the 10th anniversary of Andrew Winch

named it ‘Pip Squeak’, which was my father's nick-name.

Designs because they said this is where it all started. Going back to your 3D Design Study, what was the intention of that? I know you have Dyslexia, how did this affect you as a child?

In those days, after you had learnt to draw houses, objects,

I am very dyslexic and this did make the academic side of my life

furniture, doors and plans, you could separate your course. In the

quite difficult I suppose. Although I attended a good London day

3D course you spent the first year and a half on 3D design and

school, by the age of nine I still found reading very difficult and

then either veered towards furniture design or interior design and

preferred to draw pictures all the time. At this point, my parents

I didn't fit either. I completed the first year and a half and then

who were wonderfully supportive, decided to move me to a

said, ‘I just want to design boats’ and they said that it wasn't a

specialist boarding school in Hastings that focused on helping

boat design course, I said ‘I know but it is what I want to do’. There

children with special educational difficulties. This school really

used to be designers like Nicholson and Fife who designed and

helped me to start to enjoy learning and encouraged me to draw

built yachts from models and I loved making models, I loved

even more! The school had a wonderful art teacher who really

carving them.

inspired me and so I found myself at a boarding school from the age

In the second year, when they said I needed a tutor to

of 10, with a learning difficulty, which is now recognised as dyslexia.

teach me to design boats, I managed to find Jon Bannenberg who

For secondary school I desperately wanted to follow my brothers to

kindly agreed to be my mentor, my tutor. I probably didn't fully

Wellington College, I didn't really want to be anywhere else. I got in

realise then just how important he was. When I walked into his

on the second attempt and joined my brothers there. The three of

studio I was deeply inspired and from that moment on, what I

us were the ' Winches at Wellington'! I was in the art department

believed I wanted to do, I knew I had to do.

all of the time, and I managed to get 'A' levels in Art, History of Art, Geography and History. On leaving school, I knew that I wanted to both continue with art and stay in London. I therefore started a foundation course at St Martin’s College of Art, London. It was the first time that I was in an educational environment where I was totally enjoying myself. I loved Art College. From there I was looking to move on to do sculpture, but my father gave me good advice that I should find a course that I would enjoy that could offer me a potentially secure career. My father had been an Engineer in the Sappers and when he came out of the Army he joined the construction and road building business with

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When did you first meet Jon?

I knew very quickly, that I had joined a very talented yet diverse

I first met him in 1978, I was about 20. I remember there were

crew of personalities. The four of us agreed that we would have to

three memorable people who came to see my yacht design at the

head straight to Antigua. After 20 days of sailing across the

end of the year; they included, Jon Bannenberg, Richard Matthews

Atlantic, I had never been as happy to see anything as when I saw

and Alan Brooks who came down together. At that point, my

the lights of Antigua!

father had a 39 foot Oyster. I thought it was fantastic and I loved the Oyster yachts so I had written to Richard Matthews from

Did anything interesting happen on your Transatlantic voyage?

Oyster as well as Jon.

Half way across the Atlantic I was woken by a scream. The cabin

Later, Richard was to become one of my early clients when

at the back of the boat where I had been sleeping had a rear

I started Andrew Winch Designs – my first client of course was Jon

window, like a Jongert, and of course you instinctively look

Bannenberg. I had worked six years for Jon before I set off on my

towards the sound when you wake up and all we saw was this

own. Jon was wonderfully supportive and I owe a lot to him; on

head disappearing astern! The American had fallen overboard! It

leaving Bannenburg, Jon employed me as Project Manager for

was dawn and as we were going from East to West, the sunlight

three of his sailing yachts. No longer my direct boss, my wife Jane

was behind his head. We could just see his head. We rushed on

who was the other half of the company, had to invoice Jon a

deck, we had to take all the preventers off, and we did the thing

monthly fee for managing three projects for him!

that you were supposed to do when you didn't have GPS and pointed at where we knew he had last been. We did the reciprocal;

How did you become a Bannenberg employee?

we started the motors after we had taken all the halliards off, tied

After I first got to know Jon I asked him, if I remember correctly,

everything, dropped the sails quickly and turned round. We

about six times for a job! I was very inspired by him; there was

motored back, still pointing in the direction where we thought he

really nobody else that I wanted to work for. When he came to the

was. It took us 20 minutes to find him, but by this time he was

degree show I asked him if I could have a job and he said that he

sinking, I jumped into the water, swam down and kept his head

didn't need anyone. I went to visit him after I had completed my

above water. The Frenchman lowered me the main halyard which

course and told him that I wanted a job and I really only wanted

I put under his arms and we hauled him out of the water. That was

to work for him, he still said ‘No’. At the time there were only six

a bit scary to say the least.

people in his office. Jon advised me that if I wanted to understand yacht design, that I should get a job on a yacht and come and see

But you made it to Antigua?

him once I had this experience. I took his advice, and took a job

We arrived with the yellow flag flying and cleared customs, we

as a crew member onboard a sailing yacht scheduled to sail to the

docked and the Frenchman immediately left to embark on

Caribbean from Ibiza. Having only sailed to Deauville and Le

another adventure and within 24 hours the American had left as

Havre and across the Channel and down towards Dartmouth and

well – sadly I have never seen either of them again. Two of us then

Falmouth, I now found myself in Ibiza for the first time in my life

stayed on the boat and captained it for the owners.

and stepping onboard a 52 foot yacht.

A 52 foot boat in English Harbour seemed very big at the time; I had several lovely old classic yachts stern-to close to us.

Ibiza, a great place to be? I was 21, maybe 22, and all I did was arrive by plane, step on this boat with another crew member and meet another member of the Crew, a Frenchman. The very next morning we threw the lines off and sailed to Gibraltar, where we provisioned the boat and a friend of the owners, an American, joined us. I had navigated but

never

actually

done

any

terrestrial navigation, I had never done logarithms or calculations and the Frenchman taught me how to use a sextant. On arrival in Gibraltar,

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They all seemed quite big, but then a motor yacht came in with a helicopter on the aft of the boat deck and we were all going ‘oh my goodness, what is that’. I saw and experienced the Caribbean, it really was fantastic – I had Christmas in the Virgin Islands, and visited St Martens and Guadalupe. It was a long time ago and it was great fun.

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It was there that I saw the winching bollard on the quay at English Harbour that became the Winch company logo, it was a great fit to my family name. A couple of months later I left the Caribbean and flew to Miami. What did you do in America? I wanted to travel and I felt I was missing design. In those days you could deliver cars across the States, all you had to do was to provide the petrol. Whilst in Miami I found a vehicle, that needed to go back to Seattle – little did I realise then that Miami to Seattle is the longest diagonal crossing in America! It took six hundred miles a day visiting New Orleans, LA and then to the Big Sur. I went to Hearst Castle in San Simeon; I went around this several times just seeing the unbelievable

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My trip had been an education and one that I am still very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience. I arrived back in England and sent out job applications to different design companies and again to Bannenburg. I was fortunate enough to get a reply from Jon which said great to hear from you, do drop in and see us – I went straight to his studio at 6 Burnsall Street, Chelsea to ask if he might now consider employing me. I was very lucky. He offered me a job and asked me to come back on the following Monday morning. Jon gave me a lovely letter that I still have, which said to ‘just make yourself indispensible to the team’. On my first morning at Bannenburg, I was put on a drawing board next to Tim Heywood.

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designed in house include exterior and interior design. On these

Claire was a great boat with a brilliant layout! The first

particular projects Tim is designing the exterior and I am

large yacht to have a split level deck and a full beam Master suite

designing their interior arrangement and design. The three

that overlooked the bow, she had two children’s cabins below

projects we are now working on together are all being built at

with direct access to the master cabin. Her original owner decided

Amels, which is wonderful. Together with Amels, Tim and I have

to sell her before completion, but our team completed the project

completed the beautiful and very different, MY Imagine and

and we decorated it 100% as originally planned. She was

MY Sea Rhapsody, in addition we collaborated on the award

incredibly detailed, we found a British Company that had once

winning, 133 m MY Al Mirqab.

hand printed exquisite silk scarves with specially commissioned designs by Henry Moore and Marc Chagall. The company still had

What are the three Amels builds, can you tell us?

the printing screens, so we reproduced them, as a special edition

I have been contracted by Amels to design the interior on the first

from the printer with signed approval. They became the bed head

of the Limited Editions Amels 272, an 83 m motoryacht. In

panels! Following her delivery she was taken to the Far East,

addition, we are designing the interior for a Limited Editions

where she was sold two years later after very little use, and

Amels 242, as well as hull number three of the Limited Editions

renamed Samax.

Amels 212. We are very lucky to have such exciting projects underway with such an exceptional yard and team.

Roll forward, and a year ago we were contacted by her Captain to confirm that the owner would like to refit her

My ties with Amels go very far back, we built our first

interior. Rather that redesign her interior, he would like to replace

58 m MY Sarafsa at Amels, Makkum. The Makkum yard is now the

the old fabrics and fittings with exactly the same, only brand new.

Feadship De Vries yard, at the christening party of the 99 m

I was immensely proud that our design had been such a success

MY Madame Gu at Feadship De Vries, I realised that I had worked

and continues to be so. It is the same as Cyclos III, still owned by

there even before Henk De Vries and when I still worked for Jon

the original Client; her interior has not been changed. Her owner

Bannenberg! I believe this is where I first met you, you were

has taken Cyclos III to the yard for winter work, but has never

working on a yacht.

changed a thing. The leathers used are now full of character and look beautiful.

I most certainly was, a beautiful boat, MY Gail III, I still see her on the dock in Cannes every year, it is hard to believe that was almost

Going back to Jon, you were at Jon's, you had met Tim.

30 years ago.

I was the office eraser, the automatic eraser! I would scratch out

Following the recent delivery of Madame Gu, we have now

the drawings on tracing sheets every afternoon. Jon would come

launched the new Feadship Sea Owl. I have now delivered seven

around like I do now with my team and say ‘That's not right or

yachts with Feadship – six of which are complete turnkey projects

that's right, change this or that’ and I would amend accordingly. It

with an exterior and interior designed by Andrew Winch Designs!

was wonderful experience. I’ll always remember Jon building a

They included motoryachts Aviva, White Rabbit, Solemates, Claire,

revolutionary composite boat in Japan for Alan Bond the Southern

Madame Gu and Sea Owl.

Cross III. The Japanese team sent a fax machine over to us to use – it was the first fax machine that we had ever seen, about the size of a table top fridge! It would only take an A4 width but it would take longer lengths. Having printed out drawings in the office we would cut them to the correct width for the machine and send them. The overseas team would then send us their drawings we would tape them all together again. It couldn’t be more different to the IT and computer technology we use in our studio today! The first big sail boat Jon built that I was project manager was Shirley B, a Southern Ocean Shipyard 80 footer. The captain was Peter Oddy and his wife

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Martine Oddy was the stewardess. This was the first boat I ever did and I have kept in touch with both Peter and Martine all this time. They have done a lot of world sailing; if you look at the places they have been in their career it is quite incredible. The completion of Shirley B was closely followed by Acharné at Royal Huisman Shipyard. Ron Holland did the Hull, Jon did the deck and interior, and I was the Project Manager for the Owner. It was way ahead in design. Acharné became Diamonds Are Forever and I believe she it is still has the same name today. As Creative Director of AWD you are responsible for some great yachts. Thank you very much, when I launched Madame Gu from Feadship De Vries it was a poignant delivery, I have been in this business a long time now and it is an honour to have built the longest yacht ever built in Holland at 99 m. When we delivered Sarafsa at Devonport Shipyard in 2008, at 82 m she was the largest yacht to have been built in the UK. We also built

You worked off your Kitchen table when you first started Andrew

Scheherazade in America and I believe that she is the largest

Winch Designs.

wooden sailing yacht to be built in the USA and perhaps the

When Jane and I started our business that is exactly what we did.

largest yacht ever built in Maine.

I designed, whilst Jane managed and coordinated all accounting, administrative and legal activity. We also had a new baby on the

She is stunning, I have been onboard a few times.

way, our first daughter, Jessica. Since then we have had our son

She is very beautiful, finished to the highest of standards and all

Alex and our other daughter, Cathy. It was busy, but it was an

in wood! We built the largest ever wooden sailing yacht at

exciting time and it worked – together we were a great team.

Abeking & Rasmussen, Hetairos, again with Bruce King. Although

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we are recognised for our motor yacht designs, Andrew Winch

What year did you get married?

Designs’ heritage is very much in sailing yachts.

1984. We got married two years before we started the office. I

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could have very easily have stayed working for Jon forever, but I felt that I had to try and give it a go on my own and Jon understood that. He very kindly said when I was leaving, that he would like to hire me to help with several projects. As a company, Andrew Winch Designs, continued to work for Bannenburg for several years. We finished Starlight – the second Ocean 80, Acharné and Garuda, a 102 foot sloop with Ron Holland. Do you own a yacht? I have a 35 foot Southerly that I keep in Bosham where I grew up sailing Gulls, Lasers, Kestrels and then on to the Sonata, our first keel boat. As a child, my father bought a boat called ‘Gun Smoke’ for us to race, which we then changed to a Frers designed Beneteau 43, named ‘Water Beater’. I customised her design, adding some better sails and requesting that she was painted white, she was the first Beneteau not be mushroom hull colour! In her first season I skippered and we won the Solar Point Series which was great fun. I enjoy being close to the water and going fast, so more recently I bought a Laser SB3, which has a lifting keel, a bit of a 'flying machine' and great fun! We had the Winch logo on it and completed three Cowes weeks with some of the team from the office, when you have 90 Laser SB3 mini keel boats all going for the start line it is pretty intense, great fun and a little bit scary. With so much sailing experience what was your first independent job for Andrew Winch Designs?

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The Swan 36 became my first independent job. It was the first contract that I had to negotiate myself; I went up to Nautor in Finland and met the boss of the yard. It was a fantastic project to win and I was extremely lucky to get it.

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The Swan 36 was a terrific project for a company to win as its first job, it taught me an awful lot, it broke the mould of

We recently completed the 108 ft sailing yacht Inoui, with Philippe

what Nautor were doing at the time and it was good publicity for

Briand. At the recent Inoui launch party the owner said that if he

our then young studio. It let the yard breathe fresh light into their design becoming more contemporary, and develop an interior design style which, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to say, they are still using today. Similarly I did the same with Oyster. I met Richard Matthews again when I was hired to create a custom interior for the Oyster 68 Thriller, when we completed this Richard hired me to take a number of their different boats and re-edition them, we called them the Sovereign Range. This was successful and my signature of interior furniture became the house signature of the Oyster range. I then worked with Ed Dubois and Ron Holland on other production projects, including Wauquiez and Feeling. By 1991, I had been invited by Jeanneau to re-edition the entire Jeanneau fleet to the Sun Fast and Sun Oddyssey Fleets! It was a huge honour and from our work we created two signatures, one that looked more like racing boats and another that was focused on cruising. I am very pleased to say that Jeanneau have hired me again to do something new and very exciting. Andrew Winch Designs have designed the interior of the new Jeanneau 64. It is set to be a tremendous project and in a sense, I have gone back to my roots.

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dedicated Aviation team run by Jim Dixon, have delivered over 15

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Airbus A-340, as well as Boeing 767 and proudly we are

major projects including the most exclusive VVIP interior for an recognised as leaders in the industry. In addition and at the demand of our Clients, we have established a thriving Architectural design team led by Simon Tomlinson. From Private Ocean Estates, to the largest apartment in Moscow today, our architectural studio is thriving and currently have in the design or build stages 20,000 m2 of architectural projects! An incredible stretch of your talents. I love design – all design. What signifies our studio is that we create the individual dreams of each of our clients regardless of whether we are designing a yacht, a jet or a private residence. We have the talent and ability to create truly unique projects. Have you had a client where you have done his boat, his plane and his house? We certainly do… we have recently completed a yacht for a client we are proud to have a long working relationship with. In addition to his yacht and bespoke tenders, we have designed his private jet and custom helicopter, as well as a further architectural project. Each project is different, we have architecturally designed, supervised, organised and managed each project as a separate entity and we are proud that both he and his family are very happy with each one. They are inspirational places where he enjoys going to, to be in a new place, whether it is in the air, on the water, or on land we have made it a different space. I think that what is fun, is definitely the challenge. Your team… Our studio consists of a team of very talented people. When I meet someone to hire them, I am looking at their DNA, will they fit in, I am looking for a personality. Do they have unbelievable and individual talents? Everyone here has their unique ability, and

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does another boat it will be another Briand/Winch project – it's

everyone respects each other’s talents. To get them to work

feels great when you finish a boat and the client says that.

together is like being a conductor, Jon first made that comment

I am proud to have had a number of repeat projects, our

and I understand it more and more as our team has grown. I have

studio relishes the opportunity to design different projects and

a studio of 50 people, whether it is finance, management,

not be restricted by an in-house style, we never say no...

accounting, merchandising, exterior design, industrial design,

I went with an old friend, a broker, the late Nick Baker to

interior design, or even architectural design it is all unique

meet with a potential yacht client. The Client and I got on well

and each person is able to do their speciality better than anyone

and though we didn’t sign on his yacht project, I was asked to

else here. We work as a team that thrives on lots and lots

design the interior of his Boeing Business Jet 737-800. The

of communication.

experience of designing the interior of an aircraft tested our

Over the years individuals have left us and started their

design skills and allowed us to diversify as a studio. It was a

own studios, I am proud of that, Jon helped me when I left him; I

fascinating experience and one that I am grateful to be given. That

am as much a designer within a studio as a mentor within our

first jet project has led on to over 10 years of aviation design. Our

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RIGHT: AIRCRAFT MAIN SALOON DESIGN BY AWD BELOW RIGHT: THE ICE HOTEL

have made our graduate scheme so important. It offers young

creating flexible, case-by-case solutions to the marine crisis

new designers who are coming out of college the opportunity to

through public-private partnerships. The foundation aims to

start. Jane and I try to find the very best and give them the

establish marine reserves, where the fish and reefs are saved and

opportunity to join us for at least three months. Our Graduate

the oceans can rest. So much is taken out to feed us, that the

Training Scheme is something we are very proud of within AWD.

foundation aim to create a linked ribbon of protected areas where recovery can take place.

Is Jane still involved in the company?

We also support The David Shepherd Foundation which

Jane retired from the company last year, however she is still

saves critically endangered mammals in the world like tigers,

involved in certain aspects of the company. Before retiring she set

elephants and rhinos.

up the AWD's Corporate Social Responsibility scheme. Having been so lucky throughout our career, we feel it is important to

Can I take you back a bit, you started an office in the Fire Station?

help where others that have perhaps not been so lucky so the

When we moved from working at our home, we rented our first

company

actively

supports

a

number of charities. The first is, The Kids Company; a London based charity which offers support to vulnerable inner-city children often using art as therapy. Last winter, 12 members of the studio raised £42,000 taking part in a three-day long Arctic Biathlon. We also designed and built a room in the ICE HOTEL, to raise awareness for another of our company charities, the BLUE Marine Foundation. BLUE exists to fix the largest solvable problem on the planet – the crisis in the ocean, by

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MAN AT THE TOP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ANDREW WINCH

LEFT: WHITE RABBIT

studio by the river in Mortlake, since then we have moved only

changing its shape all the time. When we started here, some

when we have outgrown the space to two other studios next door

people wondered, with somewhere so calm, how could I work. I

to where we are now. We are very settled in the Old Fire Station

have to see the water, I get energy from it. Water, to me, is the

that sits adjacent to the River Thames. I am passionate about the

spirit of strength; I love the water and I love sailing, my holidays

river; it's tidal, it goes up and down about 20 feet twice a day,

are nearly all sailing and skiing adventures.


MAN AT THE TOP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ANDREW WINCH

RIGHT: ACE BELOW: CLOUD 9

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We have been here, at the Old Fire Station, for 12 years

that the owners would enjoy the interior of, and would only really

now. When we moved in it was too big for us so we sub-let the

venture outside in the evening to fish off the lit up transom. The

ground floor. Happily business has grown and we now occupy all

owner was a keen fisherman and a great client, it also gave me a

three floors and have recently taken over an adjacent building for

lucky break as it won us our first Motor Boat Superyacht award and

our expanding team!

launched us into yachts in a big way.

Let's skip to the big power boats that you are more famous for,

Have you won many awards?

certainly in my world.

We are very lucky to have been given the opportunity by our

The first one was White Rabbit. When we had our first recession I

Clients to create such beautiful things and honoured to have

was given the opportunity to pitch for White Rabbit simply because

them recognised by leading awards bodies. We have been

the owner was a Swan sailboat owner. He wanted to maximise the

awarded over thirty awards for our Sailing and Motor yacht design

volume of this 49 m De Vries Feadship. I was given this chance to

and for that I am very grateful.

do a totally unique interior which was Asian inspired. We put in

However in recent years, we have been unable to nominate

more cabins than you could believe. The boat carried not only its

a number of our projects due to confidentiality, so some of our

own tenders, it carried a sea plane and a submarine. This was a boat

most exquisite jewels of designs have still not been seen publicly.

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Are these boat projects?

took a lot of drawings and a great many visits to the Far East. We

Yes they are and include not only the mothership but the

had been commissioned to design her exterior and interior. It was

exquisite ‘Super Tenders’ we design for many of our projects. They

a very exciting time but very difficult when the project was

are equally exquisite but often still remain confidential. At

eventually stopped. Thankfully she did get built in the end to out

Hodgdon Yachts in America, we built a pair of beautiful carbon

exterior design, but not to our interior.

fibre, but classic tenders, one open and one limo for the MY Sea Owl – they are in themselves a work of art.

When that fell apart how did you cope? When the project finished it suddenly left us with a team in

You did some work on a replacement Britannia?

Germany. We were in the midst of drawing specialist unique

I was invited to do a design and a model for the potential

furniture for the interior at that point and because we only just

replacement by a shipyard in Northern England, which they would

had the capacity to do it, virtually the entire company were

proposed to build for the government and Royal family. We

working on that single project, it shouldn't have been, but it was,

developed a design for a 180 m state yacht. Along with about four

it was a very tricky time for us.

other Designers who had been invited to pitch we presented our concept as the new Royal Yacht. Obviously the new Britannia was

Motoryacht Platinum was completed as MY Dubai as a State Yacht in the country of its name.

never commissioned, but the model of our design did go on

We had to pick ourselves up and rebuild our confidence in

display in the window of a showroom in Mayfair. It was here that

that we could again win a job. It is a sense of confidence that wins

it was seen by a gentleman whom by sheer coincidence had been

a job, a comfort in your abilities, enthusiasm for what you are

instructed to think about the building of a New Royal Yacht for

doing and not to have the nervousness of feeling that you are not

someone else! That project was to become MY Platinum.

able to do it. I think that is the thing, a client must feel instantly that you have the confidence to do the job he is proposing. Our

Amazing! Can you explain your experience with the Platinum

clients are committed, they know where they are going, the road

project. You did the interior and exterior design?

they are on, they do not change direction. They want to work with

That project took about a year for the contract to be signed, it

someone who can walk beside them, maybe a little behind them,


MAN AT THE TOP – ANDREW WINCH

RIGHT: THE BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR OF CLOUD 9 BELOW: ANDREW WITH A FEW OF HIS TEAM

but not in front of them, although some clients want you to lead

department, Interiors department, design Library and conference

the way.

area. From our new building my Director, Matthew Chatt-Collins, runs our yacht studio and our new COO, David Goodman,

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I have just walked around your studios here, the atmosphere is one

coordinates the operational organisation of our business. We have

of intense concentration, it is inspiring.

created an environment that encourages communication and

We have recently expanded to a second studio that is adjacent to

sharing of ideas – an inspirational environment. With the 50-

the Old Fire Station, which now houses a dedicated Yacht

strong team spread across two buildings and over a total of six

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RIGHT: THE WONDERFULLY LOCATED OFFICES OF AWD

The one thing you haven't mentioned is diving yourself. Do

BOTTOM: AW SAILING WHISPER

the ocean is in great condition, hopefully one day we will go and

you dive? Diving is magical, when the water is clean, the fish are healthy and look at the Chegos Islands where Blue Marine have established a marine reserve. I would love to do more diving. I am very lucky to have a wonderful office here by the river, with fresh winds and greenery all around me – the water both inspires and relaxes me. Although I can be in Knightsbridge in 20 minutes, the location of our studio feels a world away from the stress of Central London. I am lucky enough to still go sailing in Chichester Harbour where I can spend the entire weekend dreaming of new projects for our Clients then come back to the office and design a 100 m motoryacht exterior and interior or a 10 m Super Tender or even as I started a 36 foot sailing yacht like the Swan! Andrew, all I can say is that I admire you and all you have achieved, an incredible story. floors, it could be so easy for everyone to keep to themselves and

And you have just had, by far, the longest possible interview I have

focus only on the projects and colleagues they work directly with.

ever given!

With this in mind, we arrange for such things as daily lunches for all of the staff, to encourage everyone to leave their desks, to

It was absolutely brilliant thank you.

refresh and catch up with friends from work. It works well. To contact Andrew: info@andrew-winch-designs.co.uk How much longer will you work for?

www.andrew-winch-designs.co.uk

I have no ambitions to stop – I love my life. With the completion of nine projects from across our Yachts, Architecture and Aircraft design teams, 2013 has been the busiest year I have ever had! Next year we have fewer projects delivering, but the year after many more again – it is an exciting time. I have been very lucky that over the past five years my client base have been very supportive. We had a return yacht client recently visit our studio. When he saw the work we are doing in our architecture studio, straightaway he said ‘You must do my apartment’, this will be our third project for him. I did read somewhere that you have a dream to sail around the world? I did, I still do... when Jane and I first established Andrew Winch Designs, we agreed that if the business didn't work in our first year, we would sell up and go and sail the world with our then baby daughter. Needless to say we were very fortunate that our first year was a success and so we delayed our sailing adventure! Myself, Jane and my family all love sailing; we sail together often and I look forward to doing a great deal more. I would love to sail around different parts of the world, but maybe not in one go. My ambition is to spend more time afloat. I want to stay healthy, stay ambitious and keep going, keep designing and drawing.

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OVER THE MOON IN PALMA 5 Js & THE SUPERYACHT CUP JUNE 19TH – 22ND 2013 WORDS BY NORMA TREASE PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN SQUIRE

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ATHERING AN IMPRESSIVE GROUPING OF

winds and even nasty storms, but this June offered up plenty of

internationally known professional racers, a loyal fleet

stiff afternoon sea breezes, bright sunshine and even a brilliant

of dedicated owners, spectators, and the proven sailor-

Super Moon to illuminate the always festive closing Awards Party

friendly ambience of Palma, the Superyacht Cup remains one of

at the Es Baluard Modern Art Museum. The perfect weather served

the annual calendars’ most enjoyable sailing regattas – anywhere.

as a backdrop for some new vessels to join the fleet, some old

Now in its 16th edition, the Superyacht Cup Palma

rivalries to heat up and some regatta favourites to attempt

continues to thrive, this year fielding a superb fleet of yachts,

regaining past glories.

featuring for the second time this year – but the first ever in the

Starting off the racing for the first time on a Wednesday,

Med – five J Class yachts, joining another fifteen yachts of

J Class Day, in fantastic style, the increasingly active J Class

stunning diversity in this four-day racing extravaganza. In recent

fleet race offered up thrills from the very beginning, as the

years, the Superyacht Cup has often suffered from paltry

start line saw all five of these incredible examples of nautical

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history afloat came across the line in tight formation, heralding what would prove to be four

days

of

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and forth competition. This fleet certainly offers her owners a true test of their mettle, for these beauties are among the costliest to campaign, requiring huge racing crews, vast amounts of maintenance, and they have developed intense rivalries to deliver the very best in everything from the most highly qualified moonlighting professional racers, to the best uniforms, most unique ‘tender’ mother ships, all with a focused goal to win the race. In a gruelling 2.5 hour windward-leeward race, although Lionheart held an early lead until she suffered jib issues, and Velsheda (the only original J in the race) shredded her kite, and with an exciting tack for tack contest, the fabulous five finally came across the line within minutes of each other in a glorious downwind finish. On corrected time, Hanuman would take First on J Class Day, with Ranger nipping at her heels. Racing just doesn’t get any better than that! On Day Two, Pantaenius Day, the rest of the 15 strong Superyacht Cup fleet joined the Js

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on the course, featuring four of Dutch shipyard Claasen’s cool modern creations – including the smallest yacht in the fleet, the brand-new 28 m Heartbeat, helmed by female owner, Manon Borrius Broek, whose ambitious three-year goal had been to build and campaign a yacht specifically for this regatta. Superyacht Cup Gold Sponsor Ben Golff, owner of marine fashion business Gaastra, once again brought together his tight-knit team of primarily Dutch buddies onboard Highland Breeze, whose combined brawn, enthusiasm and good looks are enough to intimidate the most aggressive competition on or off the water! The modern Pendennis classic Rebecca, with her ever-loyal team of yachting veterans onboard returned to grace the course after a long absence from Med racing, and began the race with her usual spoton start, a forecast of what proved another great day on the water. Sleekly black and beautiful the Claasen F-Class Hoek design Firefly dominated the gruelling 3.5 hour race, only to lose at the last moment to the highly successful ‘Baby’ Perini Navi P2, helmed by racing icon Peter Holmberg. That evening,

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Lighter breezes prevailed on Day Three of Superyacht Cup Racing, and provided some changes in the rankings as well, with Lionheart pulling ahead in the J Class fleet, with Ranger again in close pursuit, as Hanuman fell behind after an early start across the line. Gorgeous Bruce King designed, Royal Huisman built Maria Cattiva, another SYC veteran, took fleet honours. The atmosphere at the Superyacht Cup is always democratic and inclusive, as avid sportsman and Chairman of Salamanca Group, Martin Bellamy, (developers of SYC sponsor Marina Port Vell), invited on Ranger discovered: ‘I have to say I have been privileged enough to do a few enviable things in my life, but I can’t remember an all-around experience or a better day in the sun than racing on Ranger!’ Augmenting the Superyacht Village was also another member of the Danish Yachts fleet, which in addition to Ranger included their showboat Shooting Star from the cool new hydrofoil racing sailor Infiniti series, developed in partnership with Gordon Kay and his lovely wife Thea – now that’s a cool way to market your yachts.

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Velsheda showed her mettle with an amazing start on the final day of SYC racing, giving both Hanuman and Ranger a good run for their money throughout the race. The final results in the J Class was Hanuman in first, Velsheda Second, closely followed by Ranger, then Lionheart and Rainbow. The stage was set for big Prize Giving celebrations at the always spectacular location of the Es Baluard, with its fantastic views of the port and the fleet sitting almost at the foot of the Cathedral, and the happy vibe created was felt by owners, guests and sailors alike. Elated by his First Place Overall on Highland Breeze, Ben Golff vowed to return again as competitor and top sponsor, challenging the other owners to do the same. Class Two winner, Heartbeat’s owner also pledged her yacht to another Superyacht Cup. A very welcome message from Jim Clark of Hanuman ��� as he predicted that the yacht world would see at least 11 J’s competing within the next five years, further delighted the crowd by proclaiming – ‘this will make enough work for every professional racer for generations to come!’ With any luck, that happy prediction for the future will come true and ensure that the Superyacht Cup also returns for many more exciting, worthwhile editions in Palma. For the full results visit: ww.TheSuperyachtCup.com The Superyacht Cup Palma 2014 – June 18th - 21st

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THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE A CHILLING TALE BY LAURA BARDON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX VECCIA

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HEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEMPT

Designed by Henry Gruber, Nordwind is an 88 ft composite

the Northwest Passage as a crew on the beautiful

Bermudan yawl, built by Abeking and Rasmussen. She won the

1939 classic Nordwind there was no question of

Fastnet Race setting a record of 88 hours and 23 minutes that

my availability. Not only have I apparently inherited my father

stood for over two decades. After 1945 Nordwind was taken to

John’s passion for classic boats, but the North is an area of the

Scotland as a war trophy and became the property of Lord Hugh

globe that I have had a keen interest in exploring for several years

W. Astor, who raced her on the Solent. However she eventually

now and the voyage on Nordwind seemed to be the perfect

reached a state of disrepair, and in the late 70s Nordwind became

solution to my aspirations.

one of the earliest classic yacht restoration projects. Camper &

For three centuries, in order to facilitate trade with Asia,

Nicholsons (England) started the refit of the hull, Bultjer

European explorers were sent up north in search of a route to the

(Germany) progressed this further and the refit was completed in

Pacific that would save them having to sail the long way around

Enkhuizen (Holland). Sail plans and deck-layout were designed by

Cape Horn. From the first expeditions in the 14th century until

Gerard Dijkstra and the new Nordwind combines modern

the 20th century, attempts to find a passage were made by land

yachting techniques with the high standards of a traditional

and sea, both from the Atlantic and Pacific sides. It was only in

interior. She is teak planked on steel frames so was not really built

1914 that the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his six man crew

for ice breaking. With her Captain Alex Veccia she has covered

on the little fisher ‘Gjoa’ knew they had finally conquered it when

many miles in the past two years; from Argentina, to the Pacific,

an American flagged ship came at them from out of the fog.

to New Zealand, back to the States, across to England,

When going East to West, the most common route is to

Mediterranean, Caribbean and then up to Maine, so she was due

cross Baffin Bay from the North of Greenland, into Lancaster

some new waters. With six crew, two Argentinians, one Galician,

Sound and then, either straight West through the McClure Strait

one Englishman, an American, and myself, it would be an

or through the Prince of Wales Strait exiting in the Beaufort Sea.

understatement to say the six of us were more than eager and

Or, head south down Peel Sound leaving King William Island

ready to get underway. We left Camden, Maine, and cruised up

either to port or starboard, along the Coronation Gulf and then

the coast of Canada, stopping briefly in Lunenburg to visit the

along the coast of the Beaufort Sea. The latter was the route

schooner Bluenose (and the local rum distillery!) and again in

found by Amundsen between 1903 and 1906 and our plan was to

Halifax for an afternoon, with the primary reason being a visit to

also to take this course.

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We left Halifax on the 18th July and slowly sailed north for the west coast of Newfoundland. Unfortunately as our time was now starting to run short we were unable to stop in all the places we would have liked. A couple of days out of Halifax whilst sailing beautifully up the coast, the roller furling gear of the genoa aloft cut into the fore stay and split some of the wires. This was not good and there were fears we would be unable to continue. However it only dampened spirits for a short while as in no time at all we had rigged up a solution and were heading straight for Port Saunders where all our troubles and needs would be solved… and indeed they were. No sooner than half an hour after our arrival we were given a place on the dock, diesel, water, gas, provisions, laundry, internet and the forestay was permanently sorted. It was a long and good day’s work and we managed to get the new forestay re-rigged with galvanised wire. It was a little light for Nordwind, but better than nothing. We also had two halyards as back up. With a tiny wind window of calm we hastily unfurled the genoa and flaked it on the dock to almost pocket handkerchief size and then vacuump-packed it into the mizzen sail bag. Then removed part of the fo’c’sle hatch in order to stuff the bag down the ladder to land on one of the bunks in the forepeak… where it stayed for the rest of the voyage.

We had experienced plenty of fog on our way up from

The following morning we set off again with a dramatic

Maine, but now it wasn’t lobster pots we had to look out for, it

departure of wind, rain, waves, squalls and fog. We hanked our

was icebergs. There are many forms of ice to contend with in the

spare staysail on to the new forestay giving us a jib. We had all

Arctic. Icebergs, bergy bits and growlers are lumps of solid

sails set, mizzen, double reefed mainsail, mizzen staysail and two

freshwater that have broken from the glaciers. Sea ice and pack

headsails. We had heard there was bad weather coming, that

ice is frozen sea water and can take on a range of thicknesses. Sea

fishermen were turning for home, so we were bracing ourselves

ice is recoded as 0/10ths to 10/10ths, where 0 is no ice and 10 is totally impenetrable. I would like to say that one is worse than the other, however it’s just not the case. Whether it’s a one metre growler, or a 75 metre iceberg, impact with either would cause considerable if not terminable damage to any vessel. I believe the solution to avoiding a collision is to slow right down and keep a good look out. Ice is very susceptible to wind and current and can move very fast, a primary issue a vessel can have with ice is becoming stuck when it closes in around it, thus unintentional overwintering is a possibility. Fog and ice are not a good combination and as I would sit and reflect it would often cross my mind as to how wonderfully convenient it would be if icebergs could only have radar reflectors, bells or horns planted on them. There was great excitement on sighting the first iceberg. In order to make sure we were all keeping a very good look-out Alex decided that the first person to see an one of these monsters was omitted from doing the washing-up for a week. Ironically it was Alex who spotted it! We also had installed a ‘Flir’ thermal camera

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for it. However, to our delight, it never arrived and we cruised up

on board which came in very useful for identifying some of the

through Belle Isle strait surrounded by the spouts of whales and

ice as we ventured further north. We obtained ice charts from the

funny little fat puffins. Instead of a storm, we had our first taste

Canadian ice service (CIS) but also excellent updates from Peter

of the local delicacies… fog and ice.

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account of what and where the ice was heading and the latest weather forecasts. Our passage from Belle Isle to Nuuk took five days, the whole of it in thick fog! It was like sailing in a bubble as we didn’t seem to be going anywhere! No sun, no stars and worst of all, no horizon. Only as we started entering the long channel towards Nuuk and we could see the mountains appearing behind the town did it start to lift and relieved we were to see that we had indeed arrived in Greenland. The cold set in as expected and we all started layering up, but each of us left a ‘token’ garment to add to the layers for when it became seriously cold. On a sail boat like Nordwind it takes about 25 minutes to get ready for a watch, by the time you’ve managed to peel yourself out of your cosy warm bunk and put on your five layers, and boots and gloves and a scarf, and second gloves, and not that hat, the other one and oh wait I’ve lost a

in true Nordwind style, we anchored in a prime spot, in the middle

glove… its quite amusing, but in the end it warms you up! My

of Nuuk harbour. We all went ashore in our full thermals and

solution to not being cold on watch was just to keep moving.

foulies, only to find that we had to climb an enormous steep flight

Jump up and down, dance, wave your arms about, there is nobody

of steps up to the town. At the top, whilst stripping down, we all

there watching so feel free to do the Riverdance, but preferably

realised we were a little overdressed, and that it probably wasn’t

not on top of the captain’s cabin. (The thought of a bridge on one

a good idea to come ashore in full wet weather gear.

of those large power yachts did enter my mind).

We provisioned and refuelled by doing several trips in

As Nordwind draws 3.8 metres there is a limited number

the dingy to and fro to the fuel dock with jerry cans. It seemed

of places to anchor, so with permission from the authorities, and

fun at first but then as the rain set in the novelty soon wore

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starboard. We could see the wall of fog out to sea, and were happy not to be in it. We went into Hamburgersund, along a channel with a remarkable backdrop of three high peaked mountains offset by gleaming white glaciers running down to the sea. As a rule there is a high pressure area that sits above the Arctic in summer causing us to do a great deal of motoring or motor sailing. Nordwind carries approximately 2400 litres of fuel in her tanks but we also had two 300 litre barrels and a ‘ravioli’ (a 500 litre fuel bladder) lashed to the aft deck, which consequently we never used as we always managed to refuel along the way. We stopped in the pretty town of Kangatsiaq just before Jackobshaven fjord and we went walking for a couple of hours to stretch our legs. It is a lovely and welcoming sight to visit these colourful villages. Houses were painted in all colours, blues, reds, yellows, with some of the more daring ones opting for purples,

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off. We also each bought a pair of the local bright orange rubber

turquoise and pinks. Outside of the houses lie the sledges, snow

fisherman’s gloves which proved superior to anything we had.

mobiles and eager dogs ready for winter. The supermarkets are

Rob, our brave Scotsman on board, went for a swim as he’d

well stocked, with lots of Danish products (the area being

decided he would swim at every stop, doing at least one or two

administered by Denmark) and a large assortment of rifles and

laps of the boat. However a couple more degrees north and his

ammunition, the latter being the leading method for hunting

bold decision was shelved.

seals. You are also clearly informed to not go into Polar bear

We had to push on as we still had a long way to go. We

country without a rifle. There have been some cases reported

motor-sailed up the coast, in crystal clear water and blue skies

where a bear has tried to board a vessel, not a pleasant thought.

with the spectacular mountainous range of Greenland to

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go ashore without a rifle, it is to be used more as a deterrent with shooting the bear a last resort.

We stopped in Godhaven on the South of Disko Island for the evening. It was Saturday night and two of the boys went

On the 3rd of august we turned on ‘Pamela’, the diesel

ashore unable to resist the temptation to see what the night life

stove in the saloon, which made a huge difference to our lives.

an island called Disko had to offer. They were turned out of the

Several times during the trip she had a tantrum, smoking us out

obvious place-to–be bar but found themselves right at home in

of the interior. The solution was to shut down Pamela and after

the local fisherman’s pub. Evidently great fun was had as they

allowing a day for her to cool off, thankfully, she would usually fire

were not back until 3 am after apparently a mad dash to the

up again with the problem resolved.

dinghy as they were being hotly pursued by one of the local ladies.

We had the midnight sun for four days, which seemed a

Our last port of call in Greenland was Upernavik. Our sadly

little bizarre as the sun never sets. The midnight to four watch is

lacking fishing skills were once again revealed as we picked up two

not nearly so bad when done in daylight. One does have to

fresh off-the-boat Halibut on the dock. In all fairness, we had

double check what time it is as it always appears to be about two

been trawling a line off the stern of the boat since Maine but with

in the afternoon, especially when it is overcast and I found that

no luck… so it was not for want of trying.

meal times helped keep our body clocks in check.

On the 6th August we left Upernavik into Baffin Bay.

On the way to Godhaven we went around the southeast

Hopefully it was late enough in the season to not run into the

coast of Disko Island to Jakobshavn Fjord. This is one of the fastest

pack ice that sits in the middle of the bay, although we did have

(19 metres per day) and most active glaciers in the world. It annually

to navigate our way through icebergs for the first two days. As we

calves over 35 km3 of ice, more than any other glacier outside

entered Lancaster Sound we kept to the North shore to avoid a

Antarctica. We weaved our way in and out of the most spectacular

large ‘arm’ of pack-ice that was lying perpendicular to the channel.

icebergs. There are no two the same, each one is a unique sculpture

We had all read up on the explorers and expeditions who had

and a work of art. Their size and colours are overwhelming, as well

come here searching for the North West Passage so Beechey

as the sounds they make: mighty crashes, bangs and cracks as a huge

Island was an important stop. It was an amazing feeling to be

chunks come crashing into the sea or just the iceberg moving –

where so many explorers had been before. There are five graves

settling down and getting comfortable within itself.

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BELOW RIGHT: ‘PAMELA’ THE STOVE

exhumed in 2003 and large traces of lead were found thus revealing the possible cause of so many of the deaths. The seals on the many tins of food used during their expedition were lead. There are other ruins from this time, Northumberland House was built by the crew of ‘HMS North Star’ to house search parties looking for the lost Franklin expedition, and to be a place for the expedition members to stay if they returned to Beechey Island. It is astonishing how very little has changed and their remains are still there; the barrel rings, masts and crows nests still lie on the beach. After paying our respects at the graves of the able seamen we went for a wander. It was snowing hard, but no wind. There are no trees and only three tiny white flowers was all that was to be found for flora. A polar bear was sighted on the other side of the bay. They stand out quite well in summer against the rock or brown terrain. We took the dinghy across to get a closer look. We kept our distance, although as soon as he got a scent of us he ambled with rather unnerving agility across the rocky shore. We were sad to leave Beechey Island and all its beauty, however the weather and ice was pushing us onwards. We stopped in at Resolute Bay to provision and to send the first mate to the medical centre for some hard painkillers for an emerging wisdom tooth. Here we met our new best friends Bob Shepton and his crew of four professional climbers, on board the 35 ft

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‘Dodos Delight’. Here, we also picked up the Nordwind’s owner and three guests who sailed with us for ten days.

BELOW LEFT: UPERNAVIK

Resolute Bay has been known to be a trap for boats, it is a large bay and when the ice comes in, as mentioned before, it can block your exit. We did have to keep a close eye on a couple of icebergs that were making their way towards us just in case we had to up-anchor and move. We left the evening of the 15th into a blizzard, towards Peel Sound. It was bleak and bitterly cold, I remember it being the longest and coldest of all watches on the trip, and my dancing around certainly raised a few eyebrows. However it was a cracking sail, with wonderful scenery snow covered hills and the Belugas that came to play with us just as ‘evening’ was setting in. We headed south although we knew that there was only so far we could go before we had to wait for the ice to clear off the Boothia peninsula. The ice charts indicated 10/10 ice blocking any way south right across the McLintock channel. We had at least five days to wait so we decided to go through the Ross strait to look at some wildlife. We anchored in front of the Hudson’s Bay hut keeping an eye on some small icebergs in the vicinity, again in case we had to move in the night. The Hudson’s Bay Company is the oldest commercial fur trading company in

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ABOVE: NORDWIND ANCHORED IN ROSS STRAIT BELOW: BEACHY ISLAND OPPOSITE: APPROACHING BAFFIN BAY AND LANCASTER SOUND

North America, founded in 1670, and this hut was one of their

could see large patches of ice slowly heading north in Peel Sound

more northern bases.

and we knew we would have to wait a few more days.

After an entertaining evening with the crew of ‘Dodos

The weather continued to deteriorate and we let out more

Delight’ we both headed south to shelter in a small bay and wait

chain until finally our anchor dragged so hard that it and the

for a strong SW gale to pass, (the same weather we hoped would

chain eventually pulled right out of the boat. All hands on deck, as

push the ice off the land and thus let us through as well as for those

the boat was careening for the shore. When one gets the ‘all hands

coming from the east). We walked to the top of the mountain and

on deck’ call, you drop whatever you are doing and you get on deck as fast as you can no matter what. However, in the Arctic it is so cold you don’t last more than a minute before your hands stop working and the cold becomes so intense it’s immobilising. I managed to put on my boots and the nearest jacket I could find…which unfortunately happened to be a rather skimpy one. The engine was turned on just in time and we motored into the bay. It was bitterly cold, and the rain was coming down hard making any communication all the more difficult. We assembled the two other spare anchors, however after several attempts neither held, so we resorted to motoring around the bay for the rest of the night. By the morning, things had calmed, and we set about searching for the chain and anchor. In brief, we tried every trick in the book, but to no avail. Even attaching a ‘GoPro’

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Camera to an anchor and filming just above the seabed. To add to this hiccup, due to a sharp shift with the throttle the bolts in the coupling on the propeller shaft wore through and the shaft moved a metre aft. So now we had no anchor and no motor; not really an ideal position to be in. Luckily there was a window of calm weather in which we managed to secure the two anchors and a line ashore. The problem up here in these latitudes is that there is not much to actually lash anything to. The wind picked up again and we started dragging again to the shore, I won’t say that there was a slight sense of worry but thankfully the anchors and lines held out. We all worked tirelessly and endlessly, some on anchor searches and the others on the shaft. The climber boys from ‘Dodos Delight’ came over with fresh brain and brawn to help. There was complex block and tackle system that came out the doghouse, then a line around the propeller, with the boys down below and a lot of man hours, trying to force the shaft back in. On the third day, I heard a call over the radio from good friend, Richard Howarth, who is an ice pilot and who had been our pilot when I sailed on Merrymaid around the Horn and up the

came over with a fresh perspective and helped us with the

West coast of Chile in 2009. Richard was the pilot on a large

finishing touches, something to do with a hammer and chisel and

motor yacht and were the last vessel heading East to West and

the propeller was back in place. Now, the only thing to remember

also our only hope of maybe getting tow out of the bay. Richard

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Thanks to those strong SW winds (in which we lost our

ABOVE: DODOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DELIGHT

anchor) the ice was pushed off the Boothia Peninsula thus giving

RIGHT: PROPELLER SHAFT PROBLEMS

us a gap to get through to the McLintock channel. As the weather was in our favour and the shaft was behaving, we by-passed Gjoa Haven, and headed straight for Cambridge Bay, where we hoped find some anchor chain and replacement bolts for the shaft as currently we were using a bit of a Heath Robinson affair that included a cut-off shackle. We had to slow right down to push our way through some ice, and again not helping the situation was the fog. We had one man on the bow and the other at the helm. I managed to find some shelter behind the headsails but after three hours you realise you cannot escape the cold. I also found that when staring so hard into the fog one starts creating and imagining your own icebergs. We passed over the ice and fog to the following watch which consequently lifted five minutes later, typical! We eventually found a couple of large bolts to fit into the shaft coupling, but there was no chain to be found, that would probably have to wait until Dutch harbour. One could vaguely consider Cambridge Bay as a half-way point. It is also the biggest of the settlements along our passage though Arctic Canada and like everywhere else we stopped all along our trip, we were made to feel very welcome. We were given a good look around the area thanks to Cory, a local, who showed us around and informed us of the ways of the land and people. We dropped off our owners and guests. They had initially hoped to sail as far as Tuktoyaktuk, however due to our little anchor and shaft hitch they had to fly from here. It was a good base for refilling/ stocking and attending to all the usuals; internet, water, fuel,

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RIGHT: THE CREW OF NORDWIND (LAURA FRONT LEFT)

laundry. It was only a short stop over as the weather was in our favour for the next couple of days to head west. We left after lunch of the 25th in beautiful sunshine with the wind just aft of the beam. It was a fantastic sail west, spirits were high and ready for our long leg to Point Barrow. It felt absolutely great to get all the sails up and go sailing again, we had all tired a bit of motoring. I think one only appreciates just how long the north coast of Canada and Alaska is when you have to sail it. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear that far on the chart! Along the Coronation Gulf we were all woken up one evening to see the aurora borealis. The weather was great to begin with and the wind well aft but then it slowly turned to west; on the nose. We could not go into Tuktoyaktukas because of our draught and we pushed on for Point Barrow. This was the furthest point West before we could start heading South. On the 28th we noticed the temperature dropping, it became very cold and the wind came straight from the North and started to blow harder. The seas got bigger and the weather continued to worsen so we handed sail to a reefed mizzen and staysail. We rounded the point and started our leg SW grateful that the 50 knots of wind and the biggest following sea I have ever been in was not ahead of us. We would surf at 16 knots down the waves. I felt very happy having Nordwindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full keel beneath me. I think I have sailed in a couple of gnarly storms but this seemed a little different; everything was just so much bigger and unpredictable.

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It blew hard and all we could do was sail it out. There was nowhere down the coast for us to go. It was another 200 miles before we would be able to find any sort of lee and even that was not any good. Myself and Franco came on watch at 5 am, ready for action. We were no more than 10 minutes at the helm when an enormous wave come from astern and broke down on top of us. The whole of the aft end of the ship was underwater! Not to mention the galley, doghouse,our boots, foulies and anything else around. We coughed and spluttered and washed the salt from our eyes and slowly watched as the water drained from the cockpit, then spent the next four hours cold and soggy! When I went below after watch to bake bread I found the galley still awash, including the drawers, lockers and provisions. I spent most of the afternoon trying to dry everything out, with a lot of effort spent on one of the two gas elements on the stove… which unfortunately could not be revived. Slowly throughout the morning it started calming down. To the point where at midday the engine was back on. The swell was still there, but no wind; quite bizzare. The ice sits quite close to Point Barrow threatening with any strong northerly to sweep down and block your exit into the Chukchi Sea. We found out later that 12 hours after we passed the point the Ice had indeed moved down to the land. We carried on southwards, with a small celebration on achieving passing through the North West Passage. Thanks to our four days of heavy weather we covered roughly 200 miles a day. The weather was in our favour so the decision was made to push on to the Aleutian Islands without stopping at Nome. We braced ourselves for more weather but thankfully, it never materialised and we passed quietly

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through the famous Bering Sea. We were a little upset not seeing

very quickly go out the port hole. Unless you actually want to

a glimpse of Russia due to fogâ&#x20AC;Śagain.

winter up there, the voyage is far from finished once you have

As we neared the Aleutian Islands our night watches became more attentive as traffic started appearing for the first

cleared the heavy ice sections, as you still have the Bering Sea, the straits and the Gulf of Alaska to contend with.

time again. On arrival into Dutch harbour, we were again warned

However despite all the wonderful little hiccups and

of gales but instead there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a breath of wind and the water

undertakings we endured and overcame I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate for

was like glass. Not only were we surrounded by beautiful lush

a second to go back up there. One must be well equipped,

green peaks and valleys but we had the most amazing display of

prepared, organised, informed and prepared to turn around.

humpback whales and shearwaters. It was the perfect finale to a

As someone said to me before heading north; it is all of the

15 day passage from Cambridge Bay.

above that one must take into consideration, but also, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a

After a month of sailing through Alaska Nordwind was

little bit of luck.

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finally laid up for the winter in Homer, where she awaits the summer months to carry on cruising south to Canada. It is evident that climate change is having an effect on the

After finishing Nordwind Laura went home and sailed to the

ice in the Arctic and it appears that there is less than previous

Caribbean on Germania Nova, but then wanted a break so went on

years, however it is no passage to be taken lightly. The ice is very

to do a cattle drive in Wyoming. Laura most enjoys sailing classic

unpredictable and can trap you. No one wants to have to give up

boats to new places or racing with all of the others at home in the

and go back, although with our shaft and anchor situation it was,

Mediterranean. This article was written on a laptop with 13

at one point, looking very much like that way for us. When the

missing keys as a result of sailing around the Gulf Islands in Canada

weather and ice is favourable, you have to go for it. No hanging

on Emma Jean, a very leaky, but lovable old wooden boat!

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VAT AND CHARTER REGULATIONS MEDITERRANEAN SUMMER (AS AT JULY) 2013 BY HILL ROBINSON LIMITED

VER THE PAST YEAR EU GOVERNMENTS HAVE

FRANCE

taken steps to enhance tax revenues by introducing

The EU commission confirmed its rejection of the French

the requirement to charge VAT on charter use in line

Commercial Exemption Regime earlier this year. As a result of this,

with the findings of the Bacino Charter Case (2010).

France has amended its legislation to address this point.

VAT on charters now falls due within the majority of EU

Now that the change has come into force all commercial

jurisdictions and therefore yacht owners need to ensure that they

vessels which have not already accounted for VAT will need to do

are registered for VAT purposes in each jurisdiction where VAT is

so. The VAT efficient importation of yachts into the EU can be

payable on charter use.

carried out in a variety of jurisdictions, with Malta and the Isle of

In the current climate, it comes as no surprise that large private and commercial yachts are now regularly inspected to asses beneficial usage and VAT avoidance.

Man still proving to be the leading jurisdictions for the provision of such services. France has moved swiftly to acknowledge the ruling made

Owners therefore need to ensure that VAT on the value of

by the EU commission in 2010 in respect of the Bacino Charter

their yachts has been correctly accounted for or paid rather than

Case. As a result of this, on 25 June 2013 France confirmed their

becoming solely reliant on VAT exemptions.

intention to charge VAT on all charters commencing within France

Furthermore, documentation and certification must stand

with effect from 15 July 2013.

up to more vigilant inspections which are likely to occur this year.

Any charter Agreement entered into prior to 15 July 2013

Please find below an update on various changes which need to be

will not be subject to French VAT. However, charters entered into

taken into account ahead of the 2013 charter season:

from this point onward will be and therefore yacht owners need

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from 1 October 2013) is charged on all funds paid by the client. 3 If the charter starts in Italy and finished outside the EU, the reduced rate VAT of 6.3% is charged on all funds paid by the client for the time the yacht is in Italian Waters. 4 If the charter starts in another EU country and finishes in Italy, no Italian VAT is charged. 5 If the charter starts outside the EU and finished in Italy, the VAT will be due at full rate on the portion of the charter which takes place in Italian waters. The conditions required to benefit from the reduced VAT rate of 6.3%: 6 Operation of the yacht should be in line with the criteria set out above. 7 The yacht must be registered and operated as a commercial vessel. 8 The yacht must be technically qualified to navigate the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;high seasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (international waters in accordance with the relevant category of construction (A, B and C) 9 The charter must relate to voyages outside Italian territorial waters, i.e. 12 nm. Yachts chartered to beneficial owners must follow the standard charter procedure, and the charter fee must be fair market value. Equally, the total owners use must not exceed third party charters days. SPAIN On 28 June 2013 the Spanish Marine Authority announced that Matriculation Tax will be removed for commercial yachts over 15 meters length operating within Spanish waters. to move quickly to register for VAT in France so to facilitate payment of VAT on any forthcoming charters. VAT will be charged at a reduced rate of 50%,

This is excellent news for the Spanish yachting industry which has suffered for a number of years due to the requirement to pay Matriculation tax for use of yachts within Spanish waters.

thus resulting in an effective rate of 9.8%. It is likely that the

It is not clear at this stage when the new legislation will be

VAT rate in France will be increased to 20% (and thus the reduced

brought into force. However, with an announcement having been

rate to 10%) in the coming months. However, this is yet to

made in June we would expect this to take place before the end

be confirmed.

of the 2013 charter season.

ITALY

obtain a charter licence before charter activities can commence

In 2012, the Italian Government began charging commercially

in Spain. However, this is a relatively straightforward process and

registered yachts over 24 m VAT on the Charter Fee, APA and

no taxes will be chargeable at this stage.

When the law comes into force, it will still be necessary to

delivery fees. To pay the VAT, yachts are required to register with a dedicated VAT representative in Italy.

VAT is due on all charters commencing in Spain and this shall be charged at full rate of 21%. It will therefore be necessary to register yacht owning entities for VAT purposes in Spain.

The following are various situations. 1 If the charter starts in Italy and finishes in Italy without leaving

withdrawn, commercial vessels registered outside of Spain or that

Italian waters the charter will be subject to full rate of VAT at

have not paid the 12% matriculation tax (on value of hull) are not

21% (increasing to 22% with effect from 1 October 2013).

permitted to pick up and/or drop off charter guests in Spanish

2 If the charter starts in Italy and finishes in another EU country,

waters. Yachts may, however, operate through Spain if the ports of

the reduced rate VAT of 6.3% (increasing to 6.6% with effect

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VAT AND CHARTER REGULATIONS

GREECE

With effect from it becoming an EU member, Croatia will

Greek cabotage rules continue to remain in place for the moment

operate the same visa regime as the other EU member states.

restricting movement of non-Greek flagged vessels chartering in

Therefore, if crew are in possession of a Schengen visa or EU

Greek waters.

passport it will not be necessary to obtain a Croatian visa for

Non-EU flagged yachts are required to obtain a 30 day

short term stays in the country.

transit log from the local customs office when arriving. This allows them to freely move within Greek waters for this period but

MONTENEGRO

without any change of guests. At the end of the 30 days, the yacht

Prior to arriving, at present, in order to receive the cruising

can re-enter the EU if the yacht can prove they have reached a

permit/vignette, the owning or management company must issue

non-EU port.

a Letter of Appointment or POA to the captain and this letter

The basic rule for non-EU charter yachts is to ensure either the port of embarkation or disembarkation outside Greece, and that the yacht does not remain within Greek waters longer than 30 days.

must be Notarised by a Notary Public in the jurisdiction in which it has been signed. At present charters commencing in Montenegro are not subject to VAT.

At present there is no requirement to collect VAT on the charter of non-Greek flagged yachts operating within Greek waters.

TURKEY Foreign flagged vessels entering Turkey must clear in each time to

CROATIA

a dedicated port a cost of US$30 / metre. If the guests embark in

Croatia joined the European Union (as the 28th member) on 1st

Turkey, the vessel is obliges to clear out of the country immediately

July 2013. This will have an impact on charters in the Adriatic, as

(Rhodes for example) then clear back into a different port.

vessels will be able to pick up in Croatia and drop off in Italy

Turkey currently remains outside of the EU and therefore

without paying the Italian VAT as above. However, it is rumored

at present charter of a foreign flagged yacht commencing in

that Croatia do intend to charge VAT at 10% on all charters

Turkey shall not be subject to EU VAT.

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commencing in Croatia and this will need to be taken into account should such a policy be introduced. It is possible to embark guests within Croatia provided that they disembark outside. Similarly, it is possible to embark outside

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and disembark in Croatia. However, it is not possible to embark and disembark within Croatia.

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ENEZUELA IS THE CARIBBEAN’S BEST KEPT SECRET – it enjoys (as you can) the longest Caribbean coastline of any nation with pristine beaches, azure waters and

tranquil islands while inland is bursting with flora and fauna, lush primary jungle, roaring waterfalls and a host of distinct indigenous peoples. Venezuela is one of the most bio diverse countries on the planet. To the west, the Andes commence their journey running down the spine of South America and include peaks that draw climbers and hikers from around the world; the highest Pico Bolivar is 4978 m. Along the eastern fringe of the Andes are to be found the Llanos wetlands, including Los Llanos. Home to species such as the Giant Green Anaconda, Los Llanos is one of the world’s largest wetlands and where is to be found the closest approximation to an African style safari in South America.

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THE VERY BEST OF VENEZUELA

Eastern Venezuela is home to the expansive Gran Sabana;

25,000 kms. It is fan shaped, formed by the Orinoco River as it

‘Jurassic Park’ style plains giving way to lush primary jungle and

splits into numerous distributaries, called caños, which meander

distinctive flat topped ‘Tepui’ mountains with unique micro

through the delta on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. The river

climates, immortalised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in, ‘The Lost

margins of the delta are fringed with mangroves, and the caños

World’. Many Tepui are yet to be explored and include ‘Auyan

are tidal, which results in inversions of water flows.

Tepui’, better known for the famous ‘Angel Falls’ which is the

Home to some 20,000 nomadic indians, the Warao live

longest drop waterfall in the world at 979 m (19 times longer

simply by the water, travelling by dugout canoes and have had

than Niagara. The water that leaves the summit takes fourteen

very little contact with the outside world. They inhabit un-walled

seconds to reach the base).

thatched roof huts built on stilts for protection against floods and

As well as an amazing array of flora and fauna including prolific birdlife Venezuela is home to many distinct indigenous

use canoes to navigate – the impenetrable jungle making other modes of transport impossible.

peoples. These include the Warao who have lived for over 20,000

The lush primary jungle is bursting with wildlife and the

years in the Orinoco Delta, a vast unspoilt ecosystem of some

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including River Dolphins, Jaguars, Pumas, Perro de Agua, Anacondas, Pythons, Howler and Cappuccino Monkeys and prolific birdlife including, Macaws, Toucans, Parrots, Storks, Kingfishers and Woodpeckers are virtually the norm. Immediately offshore lie some of the most idyllic and remote islands to be found anywhere in the Caribbean, with spectacular diving, fishing and watersports. The pristine National Park Archipelago of Los Roques is located 150 kms north of Caracas and is the largest marine park in the Caribbean. In the middle of a dazzling azure Caribbean Ocean rise 50 islands each with virgin white beaches, turquoise lagoons and marvellous coral reefs, a sight to behold. It is without any doubt one of the most beautiful natural areas of Venezuela. The islands have a great reputation for fine cuisine and you’ll enjoy an almost bohemian culture. Sailing, scuba-diving, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sports-fishing make this an ideal location for the water-sports enthusiast and for those who like soaking up the sun in paradise. Los Roques has become well known as one of the world’s hotspots for sport-fishing for Bonefish. Its extended shallow areas protected by offshore reefs are the habitat of abundant populations of this specie, renowned amongst fly-fishermen for their speed and intensive fighting spirit. The offshore waters are rich with giant pelagic predators for those who’d rather sit back and relax with a little bit of sport fishing, until the bait is taken that is, possibly by a Marlin, Sailfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Mahi-mahi, Jurel, Tuna, Mere or Red snapper. Other offshore attractions include Los Testigoes, a remote small island group in the north east inhabited by several friendly and hospitable families who have been there for decades, enjoying the abundant seafood, idyllic surroundings and the odd visiting seafarer. Isla Blanquilla is a beautiful scallop shaped island totally unspoilt and virtually uninhabited, except for a small ‘Guardia National’ outpost. The former 17th Century pirate hideaway of Isla Tortuga today serves as a


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Once in Puerto la Cruz, or in the Mochima National Park

ABOVE: LOS ROQUES BEACH

playground for Venezuelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s privileged few though it can get busy

BELOW: LOS ROQUES

Mochima National Park which lies to the east of Caracas

arrival (or same day if you arrive early enough). If you are planning

and immediately below Margarita is conveniently located near

to leave Venezuelan waters within two weeks the authorities will

the city of Puerto La Cruz and the international airport of

clear you out at the same time enabling you to leave from Los

Barcelona (BLA); useful for picking up supplies and collecting or

Roques or any of the outer isles without coming back to the

dropping off guests and crew. The National Park encompasses a

mainland. There are other ports where visiting boats can clear into,

coastal marine area that includes private anchorages and bays,

the most obvious being in Isla Margarita, but it can be costly,

OPPOSITE: MOCHIMA NATIONAL PARK

on public holidays and weekends.

and by prior arrangement it is possible to arrange international clearance here. Jakera Exclusive have been servicing Superyachts visiting Venezuela for over 10 years and have a good handle on available options and how to maximise the experience for guests and crew. For example, Yachts can email their clearance papers in advance to Jakera who will start a pre clearance procedure enabling you to cruise direct to Los Testigoes from the Eastern Caribbean. The local Guardia National, having been notified may wish to come aboard for a brief inspection of papers and perhaps safety gear, but they are always very polite and courteous and have a good understanding of the large yachts they visit.

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area, clearance procedures can be completed within 24 hours of


complicated and can take several days. In the experience of Jakera

definitely invokes the spirit of adventure from a bygone age. As Capt.

Exclusive, Puerto La Cruz is the fastest and least complicated choice

Grant continues, ‘Our guests joined us in Puerto Ordaz for the

for clearance and provisioning. They can also help you develop a 7-

downriver itinerary. (It’s crucial that a private jet starts paperwork

10 day cruising itinerary so that you get the most out of your stay with the least amount of stress. Exploring Los Testigoes, Mochima National Park, Isla Tortuga, Los Roques and the many onshore options is an absolute must for guests (and crew). For the more adventurous minded owners and skippers an option is to cruise inland up the Orinoco River to Puerto Ordaz, passing through the home of the indigenous Warao and then the Pemon Indians into the heart of the Gran Sabana. Capt. Grant Maughan did this with MY Turmoil two years ago, ‘Organising a trip up the Orinoco river in Venezuela for the motor yacht Turmoil at first seemed daunting until we made contact with Jakera. They helped steer our logistics and made suggestions for

approvals well in advance if flying from the US.) Local helicopters are

our itinerary. It was surprisingly straightforward navigating

available for charter to make the trip to the “Lost Worlds” area of

hundreds of miles up the Orinoco after clearing into Venezuela at

Canaima National Park (including an over-flight of the Angel Falls)

Puerto Ordaz.’

before starting the down river excursions to various indigenous

Though there are plentiful commercial and charter options to

villages to experience their way of life on the water. After returning

visit inland destinations, cruising through the Orinoco Delta

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anchorages along the Caribbean coast of Venezuela devoid of the

long as they claim that they are in transit or visiting for tourism

intrusion of other yachts. Snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing and beach

with the owners on board. There are often issues such as crew or

combing were the daily draw. It’s nice to find some open space so

guests holding passports who would normally need a visa and the

close to the well trodden paths of the Caribbean.’

authorities are always eager to help by issuing special temporary

In early 2013 the more sedate MY Talitha G came to Venezuela. It was pre-arranged with the authorities that they

or seaman visas; though Venezuela has relaxed visa requirements for many countries recently.’

could first cruise a couple days en route including Los Testigoes

Jakera are happy to provide assistance in developing a

and it was arranged that they could have a personal clearance

cruise plan and liaison with local authorities, and will either

service with the authorities boarding in Mochima National Park

deliver directly or contract in on your behalf any other services as

while the owners enjoyed an onshore trip – a much more efficient

required – for example, onshore trips, national and international

and enjoyable experience than that of clearing in at a commercial

flights and airport transfers, provisioning, and bunkers. Jakera

port or marina.

started out as an adventure travel outfitter and still runs inland

The combination of stunning offshore cruising options off the beaten track and exciting onshore options makes Venezuela a perennial attraction for those thinking about pushing beyond the Eastern Caribbean’s island chain. ‘Venezuela has been given a bit of a bad rap in recent years,’ explains Chris Patterson, Executive Director of Jakera Exclusive,

trips across Venezuela to suit all budgets, which makes Venezuela an added attraction for crew during periods of downtime. Venezuela is the Caribbean’s best-kept secret, it’s the pirates hideaway, the forbidden garden of Eden and the next frontier. Come and discover, dance and meet her vibrant and diverse peoples… Viva La Vida!

‘but from a Superyacht point of view it's potentially one of the easiest countries to check in and out of and maybe even one of

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talk to the right people which means that having a good agent with the right contacts is essential. For example,’ continues Patterson, ‘commercial vessels, which many Superyachts are these days, can come in and out without paying any additional taxes as

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MONACO YACHT SHOW 2013

THE 2013 MONACO YACHT SHOW & SUMMIT

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HIS YEAR’S MONACO YACHT SHOW WILL AGAIN attract the wealthiest clientele and luxury yacht industry

enrich the debate and broaden perspectives for the future growth of the luxury yacht industry.

insiders from around the world. They will be coming to

Taking the form of three round table discussions themed

view an awesome selection of 100 outstanding superyachts, on

on customer issues, the Monaco Yacht Summit will address new

full display, and to visit around 500 major yachting companies on

situations in yachting, new expectations and new opportunities.

exhibition stands. Many of this elite yachting community will

Each subject will be introduced by a short lecture from an expert,

reach the Principality one day before the show itself begins this

followed by discussion among a panel of personalities, with a

year in order to attend the brand new Summit being organised by

well-known figure acting as facilitator.

the MYS. Update your agenda.

Summing up the 2008-2013 period: what lessons can be drawn from the crisis? Customer expectations: super-yachts,

SEPTEMBER 24TH – THE 1ST MONACO YACHT SUMMIT

mega-yachts or giga-yachts: is it really about size or more about

As part of its drive to extend its activities to yachting and in

detail? New destinations, uses and experiences, technical

particular the MYS visitors, this year the Monaco Yacht Show is

innovations and the latest trends.

holding the first edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit. The

Under the title New Yachting, New Thinking, these will be

Monaco Yacht Summit aims to provide an annual forum for the

among the subjects addressed by the panels and discussed at large.

yachting world, to address issues of importance to yacht owners

This first Yacht Summit also chimes with the Principality's

and buyers and to create a space where the main players in

intention to boost the luxury yachting sector and become

yachting can meet, talk and build links. The organisers of the

the world’s yachting capital. Partners in the project are

Monaco Yacht Show will bring together a panel of experts,

the Monaco Government Tourist Office

company heads and leading figures from the yachting world, but

and Convention Authority, the

also business leaders and panel members from other spheres to

Monaco Chamber of


MONACO YACHT SHOW 2013

Economic Development and The Monaco Yacht Club, who applaud

Exhibitor displays are equally important to the 33,000

this initiative by the yacht show and its managing director Gaëlle

show visitors expected (based on the 2012 figures). The event,

Tallarida: ‘Through 23 editions the Monaco Yacht Show has offered

year on year, affords the industry the most spectacular of show

yacht owners, buyers and enthusiasts the very best that the

cases with, on this occasion, more than 500 industry leaders

world's boat builders, brokers and yachting professionals have to

exhibiting luxury products, services and facilities and providing

offer, in the unique setting of the Principality of Monaco and in a

the essential opportunities for industry professionals to network.

professional but festive atmosphere. In 2012 we opened the Upper Deck Lounge – 650 m² of lounge space with a bar and restaurant,

23RD MONACO YACHT SHOW

situated inside the Yacht Show area. Now we are happy to

25th-28th September 2013 (Opening hours: 10 am – 6.30 pm)

announce the first Monaco Yacht Summit, the next step in

Location: Port Hercules, Principality of Monaco

expanding our mission to empower all involved in yachting to meet, talk and share experiences.’ The format chosen for the Monaco Yacht Summit is a strictly selective one, with access by invitation only, to ensure a

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high level of discussion for yacht owners, buyers and their representatives in close collaboration with top authorities and

Contacts:

world yachting professionals. This first edition will take place at

Tel. (+377) 93 10 41 70

the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

info@monacoyachtshow.mc www.monacoyachtshow.com

SEPTEMBER 25TH TO 28TH 2013: THE 23RD MONACO YACHT SHOW

Official Sponsor:

Last show’s edition broke our attendance record with 33,000

Ulysse Nardin

participants – CEO’s and managers of the leading yacht companies, yacht owners, wealthy customers and owners representatives

As places are limited, we advise you to email your request for

converged to meet up to do some serious business – and next

an invitation to the Monaco Yacht Summit organisers at

September will, we have no doubt, be the same.

summit@monacoyachtshow.mc

More than 100 superyachts, with almost 35 making their worldwide debut, will line the docks of Port Hercules and set the

Photography: Colin Squire

tone for what is the most prestigious yacht show in the world. Their very presence draws in Royalty and millionaire yacht owners alike every year. Among the yachts already confirmed, Chopi Chopi (80 m) is the largest superyacht ever built by the famous Italian shipyard CRN, who will also celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Galactica Star, Heesen Yachts’ new flagship and simply the world’s largest fast displacement yacht (65 m); with a 30% increase in hull efficiency, she requires 20 per cent less power throughout the speed spectrum which equates to less fuel used. This year the line up also includes Lürssen’s voluminous new delivery Quattroelle: 86 m of Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury (the four ‘Ls’ meaning the Italian word ‘Quattroelle’). Perini Navi will unveil the sailing yacht Sea Hawk – the very first model of a new 60 m series with an interior designed by the renowned French designer Christian Liaigre (winner of last year’s MYS Design Award for his work on SY Vertigo by Alloy Yachts). Another new yacht by the Picchiotti-Perini yard and once again one that has chosen Monaco at which to make her world debut is Grace E (73 m), the 3rd and largest model from the Vitruvius® Series (full list of yachts available at www.monacoyachtshow.com).

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EVENTS ROUND UP NEWPORT BUCKET REGATTA 22 – 25 August 2013 www.bucketregattas.com AMERICA'S CUP FINALS – SAN FRANCISCO 7 – 21 September 2013 www.americascup.com CANNES YACHT & BOAT SHOW 10 – 15 September 2013 www.salonnautiquecannes.com SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 13 – 22 September 2013 www.southamptonboatshow.com AYSS – MONACONET – MONACO 24 September 2013 www.ayss.org THE MONACO YACHT SHOW 25 – 28 September 2013 www.monacoyachtshow.com LES VOILES DE SAINT TROPEZ 28 September – 6 October 2013 www.snst.org THE PINMAR GOLF TOURNAMENT 9 – 12 October 2013 www.pinmar.com FORT LAUDERDALE INT. BOATSHOW 31 October – 4 November 2013 www.showmanagement.com ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 1 – 3 November 2013 www.formula1.com GLOBAL SUPERYACHT FORUM – AMSTERDAM RAI 18 – 20 November 2013 www.superyachtevents.com

METS & THE SUPERYACHT PAVILION – AMSTERDAM RAI 19 – 21 November 2013 www.metstrade.com ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW 6 – 12 December 2013 www.antiguayachtshow.com CAPTAINS SUPERYACHT SOIREE – ANTIGUA 11 December 2013 www.colinsquirepublishing.com ASIA SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS 16 – 18 December 2013 www.asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com

ST BARTHS BUCKET 27 – 30 March 2014 www.bucketregattas.com SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW 10 – 13 April 2014 www.singaporeyachtshow.com ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA 17 – 22 April 2014 www.antiguaclassics.com ANTIBES YACHT SHOW 24 – 27 April 2014 www.antibesyachtshow.com

LONDON BOAT SHOW 4 – 12 January 2014 www.londonboatshow.com

MYBA CHARTER YACHT SHOW – GENOA 28 April – 2 May 2014 www.mybashow.com

BOOT DUSSELDORF 18 – 26 January 2014 www.boot.de

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 14 – 24 May 2014 www.festival-cannes.fr

2ND ANTIGUA CHARITY GOLF DAY – ABSAR 19 January 2014 www.facebook.com/AntiguaCharityGolfDay

MONACO GRAND PRIX 22 – 25 May 2014 www.formula1.com

THE SUPERYACHT CHALLENGE – ANTIGUA 30 January – 2 February 2014 www.thesuperyachtchallenge.com MIAMI INT. BOAT SHOW 13 – 17 February 2014 www.miamiboatshow.com DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 4 – 8 March 2014 www.boatshowdubai.com

LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA 3 – 7 June 2014 www.loropianasuperyachtregatta.com FUTURE OF SUPERYACHTS CONFERENCE 17 – 18 June 2014 www.quaynote.com THE SUPERYACHT CUP – PALMA 18 – 21 June 2014 www.thesuperyachtcup.com

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THE MYTHICAL HEART OF GREECE & THE ORIGINS OF THE OLYMPICS BY ROSEMARY PAVLATOU

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EAUTIFUL ROLLING HILLS, SOME OF THE MOST FERTILE arable land dotted with olive groves and vines for the fine

local wines, meet bleached white sand in this, one of the

southernmost promontories of Greece where each separate area is steeped in history. The tranche of land south of the capital Athens, which looks like a cow’s udder, can be considered the largest island in Greece and indeed, technically it is since the cutting of the Corinth canal in 1893 through the narrow causeway by which, until then, joined it to the mainland. Still connected by bridges across the canal and further to the west by the Rio-Antirio bridge, this amazing area has been largely underexposed and under-explored until now, being eschewed for smaller, ‘cuter’ islands. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in discovering the Peleponnese and a new fascination with this area has awoken.

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THE WESTERN PELEPONNESE

ABOVE LEFT: MOUNT TAYGETUS ABOVE: KATAKOLON BELOW: THE RIO-ANTIRIO BRIDGE

Too large to deal with in its entirety, this article will be

is a riot of colour with flowers everywhere. In this wild forest with

confined to the Western Peleponnese to ensure that justice can be

large areas of almost inaccessible woods rabbits, hares, foxes,

administered to this magnificent area. The Peleponnese may be too

badgers, tortoises and hedgehogs thrive as well as all manner of

large to be cute but it has some wonderful secrets, including some

birdlife making it not only a paradise for these creatures but also for

of the most important archaeological sites in the entire country as

those of us who enjoy nature.

well as a number of excellent quality vineyards to visit that produce

On the coastline however are a number of interesting and

some of the finest Greek wines. The coast is just lovely with idyllic

important places to visit providing access to the whole area for

unpopulated beaches and there are plenty of places to visit and lots

visiting yachts. Patras is the third largest town in Greece, a Port of

of space for walking and exploring the wonderful countryside â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

entry and a main gateway into the country from the west. It is a

some say the best in Greece. The magnificent Mount Taygetus

busy shipping Port but the town has a character which grows as

range, with its highest point at 2407 m, where wildlife abound and

you spend time there. Perhaps best known for its Carnival each

hundreds of villages are just waiting to be discovered is the central

year in the weeks leading up to Lent. The entire town explodes in

core of the southern Peleponnese, upon which everything else

a riot of colour as people take to the street in costume to enjoy

seems to hang. On this thickly wooded mountain range mainly

the excesses of carnival before the privations of Lent commence.

Cephalonian Firs and Black Pines are found but in the spring there

On the final Carnival Sunday there is a parade in Patras with floats and hundreds of people on foot, which is recognised throughout the country as the place to be on that day. Katakolon is a small port, built in the 1850â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to deal with trade in currents which at that time constituted the main income stream for the Greek economy, offers the best place from which to visit Olympia, the site of the origins of the Olympic Games. Many stories involving competitions between various gods and nobles beg to explain the origins of these games which were held, it is clear, from around 700 BC, every four years and were so influential and popular that wars were put on hold for the games, resuming after they were finished. Originally used as a place of worship dedicated to the Goddess Rhea and later to her son Zeus. Worship would have included sacrifices, lead by king-priests, made to appease the rather terrifying gods and to ask, most probably, for successful games. Early religious sanctuaries were often used for a variety of functions and were often combined with athletics grounds alongside the temples.

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Only Greek-speaking freemen were allowed to participate

As with so much else in mythology and early history, myth

in the games, which we understand competitors took part in

and fact, gods and humans intertwine to create a story that is not

naked. A reason perhaps that married women were banned, on

always easy to interpret so many versions exist which makes it

pain of death, from watching. Prepubescent girls were allowed to

even more interesting to discover.

attend the games although some unsavoury reasons are given for

Pylos is a pleasant coastal town with two castles and a

their presence and a whole host of supporting businesses would

long history. It was known at one time as Navarino and the Battle

have congregated at the Games, as they do today, with sellers of

of Navarino, a decisive battle in the Independence of Greece, was

food and drinks as well as other wares, who would come from far

played out here in the bay. After the unpopular Treaty of London

and wide to supply to the contestants and audience alike.

in 1827, a poor attempt by France, Britain and Russia to keep on

Initially just foot races were held, soon to be supplemented

good terms with both Greece and Turkey, allowing Greece

with wrestling and boxing from which developed a rather

autonomy under the control of Turkey took place. Greece felt

ferocious kind of street-fighting mixture of the two, although

forced into signing but Turkey refused. Consequently a huge fleet

killing oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opponent was frowned upon as the dead contestant was always named as winner, with sometimes dire consequences for the remaining contestant. Equestrian events were later introduced and gradually something approaching what we all envisage as todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic Games evolved. Victors were paid by their home towns for winning and even early on, contestants were sought out from far flung areas to represent cities at the Games. Olive wreaths as a victors crown were presented and this practice has a strong connection to Zeus who is depicted as wearing an olive crown. There is much to see at Olympia with the remains of temples and gymnasium being well signposted and a visit to the nearby museum will help in understanding the site best.

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THE WESTERN PELEPONNESE

RIGHT: NAVARINO BAY BELOW: MAKRINAMOS BEACH

of Turkish and Egyptian ships took station for the attack ranged

for both indigenous and migratory birds including Sandpipers,

around Navarino Bay, to ambush passing ships. Admiral Sir Edward

Egrets,

Codrington, in command of a joint force of French and British

one

ships and charged with the responsibility of implementing the

the Voidokilia, a white sand crescent backing magnificently onto

Treaty, entered the bay, bands playing on deck by some accounts,

dunes. A very important area, care should be taken when using this

with substantially fewer ships and was immediately fired upon by

beach as it is home to the protected Caretta Caretta, a species of

an Egyptian ship. Therein after ensued a four hour battle which

turtle and to a rare chameleon.

the

most

and Terns. This spectacular

lies

beaches

just

behind

in

Greece,

left the Turkish and Egyptian fleet in tatters with some 6000 men

Other beaches of note include: Gialova beach; fine sand

dead. This battle marked the turning point of the Greek struggle

with cafes and restaurants nearby. Chrysi Ammo (golden sand) is

for independence after centuries of foreign rule.

the beach which offers the best view of Navarino Bay. Mati beach;

Some years ago I had noticed the name Codrington on street signs elsewhere in Greece and had once asked Captain Sir Peter Codrington, featured in edition 23 of Yachting Matters (online @ www.yachtingmatters.com), when he was visiting with Aurora B, if he knew why that might be. He was rather reticent about who it might have been as it seems his family have been involved in the British navy for generations but this would seem to have been his great (or possibly great, great) grand-father if I am not much mistaken. Whilst in the area it is possible to dive and see the wrecks of the ships in Navarino Bay. Take a local diver who will take you to the site and act as a guide. An important wetland around Gialova close by Pylos, is a protected area

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RIGHT: METHONI BELOW: THE TERRACOTTA BATH AT NESTOR’S PALACE

that and a cafe as well as quiet stretches for more private

of course many smaller beaches and bays some of which can only

bathing. Analipsis Beach offers windsurfing and sailing.

be accessed by sea which you will enjoy discovering as you go or

Makrinamos is a fine sandy beach which is fairly difficult to get to

you can ask for directions from the yacht agent in the area.

by land so less populated.

Nestor’s Palace is not to be missed as the most complete

Kalogria Beach (near Stoupa) is a busy beach with fine

Mycenaean royal palace, the main building of which consists of

white sand and lots of water sports equipment for hire. There are

45 rooms, with a magnificent throne room with an open fireplace which initially had frescos (these are on display at the local museum), storerooms of all sorts and a bathroom complete with terracotta bath. When first excavated some important stone tablets were found which proved a link between Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations. Koroni and Methoni are lovely old Venetian ports with traditional houses and both with Venetian forts, a testament to a part of their history as they were occupied first by the Venetians then by the Ottomans until independence in 1828 when this area was united with the modern day Greek state. During Medieval times these two fortresses were known as ‘The eyes of the Serene Republic’ both of which remain today as interesting relics with lots to see and offer wonderful

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of

the

surrounding


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elements including the crusader castle and the Benakeion archaeological museum as well of course as those necessities of life that are more difficult to access in the smaller towns such as banks and shops, restaurants and cafes. One of Kalamataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great claims to fame is its olives and olive oil. Kalamata olives are renowned as of the highest quality and the olive oil is the best you can buy. The Nemea wine region includes Skouras, Semelis, Spiropoulos, Gaia to name but a few of the vineyards that produce

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countryside. Kalamata is the capital of this area of the Peleoponnese

grown in the higher reaches of this mountainous area, mainly to

known as Messinia and is the second largest town of the entire

the north of the Peleponnese, this grape, believed to come from

Peleponnese peninsular. The town was all but destroyed in the

one of the oldest of Greek vines, is sometimes compared to the

battle for independence in the 1820â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and was rebuilt a decade

more widely known cabernet sauvignon for its dark-fruit flavour

later by the French only to suffer enormous damage in 1986

and robust tannins which both age well in the barrel. The name is

during a huge earthquake. It is not the most attractive town of

derived from Agios Georgos (Saint George). As well as the Nemea

the area but there there are however a number of interesting

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competitions but are still little known because of their small

Moskofilero, from another indigenous grape or their chardonnay

yields and lack of international marketing. Try them, along with a

both of which have consistently won awards, or the award

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A CRACKING STORY

THE LEGEND OF ‘CASTEL DELL’OVO’ BY PAOLO LUISE CCORDING TO ANCIENT TRADITION NAVIGATORS

Consul Gaius Marius, but on his defeat, Sulla had almost all the

from the Greek lsland of Rhodes founded a small colony

citizens put to death and confiscated Marius’s fleet. Sulla had won

on the hill of Pizzofalcone (Mount Echia) and on the

a victory on behalf of the aristocratic party, while the ruling class

Islet of Megaris, the site of today’s Egg Castle (Castel dell’Ovo)

had been physically eliminated. Afterwards a residential social

between the end of the 9th century and the beginning of the 8th

class settled in Naples which managed large estates and rented

century BC. Later, between 650 and 550 BC other Greeks from

out land for farming. It was precisely on account of this that

the nearby Greek colony of Cuma, while extending their

Naples became a peaceful city, ideal for practising ‘otium’, and

dominion throughout Campania transformed the hillock and islet

began to be frequented by the Roman nobility from Rome the

unit into a single inhabited centre, giving it the name of

capital.

Parthenopea. Legend has it that it was precisely on the small

In that age the Roman Senator Lucius Licinius Lucullus, a

beach of the Islet of Megaris that the lifeless body of the Siren

very rich man of culture, chose the hill of Pizzofalcone and the

Parthenope had been found, and hence the name Parthenopea.

Islet of Megaris as the site for having a sumptuous villa built for

The city was destroyed during the war against the

his retirement following a brilliant military and political career, on

Etruscans (524 BC), the Cumans then rebuilt it around 470 BC

the exact spot where today the Castel dell’Ovo towers up. A villa

and then defeated the Etruscans with the help of the Syracusans,

with annexes, gardens, parks, fountains, orchards and fish-farms,

but this time moved further eastwards so that the plan of the city

extending over a very wide area from, as it is claimed, the Islet of

of Parthenope took the name of Paleopoli the ‘old city’, whereas

Megaris to the gardens of the Four Seasons at Corso Vittorio

the new city became Neapolis, hence Naples.

Emanuele. A marvel fitting this description was certainly visited

On several occasions the vicissitudes of the Roman wars of

by illustrious personalities of the time who were invited to the

conquest affected the ‘new city’, which first became allied with

famous banquets, perhaps with Nero among their number who

the Romans against the Samnites in order to obtain Roman

himself visited Naples in 64 AD. The fact is that in that age all the

citizenship following the Social War between 90 and 88 BC. When

great personalities including Sulla, Crassus, Caesar, Pompey,

war broke out between Marius and Sulla, Naples sided with the

Ortensius, Lucullus, and Cicero held property in the Naples area,

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and at the time of the Emperor Augustus, Roman culture in Naples had reached its highest splendour on account of the presence of writers and poets like Virgil, Horace and Statius and Roman aristocrats built their villas between Posillipo, the Riviera di Chiaia and the present Castel dell’Ovo. The first thing one notices when arriving in Naples by sea is the attractive Castel dell’Ovo, set on the sea, or Egg Castle. Why Egg? The reason for this curious a name is to be sought in a medieval legend associated with the figure of Virgil, which claims that the poet was also a magician and wishing to make a gift to the Neapolitans he concealed a ‘magic egg’ in a cage endowed with the magic power to keep the Castle ‘alive’ and defend the city from every calamity. The legend handed down through the centuries was, and still is, part of Neapolitan culture, so much so that in 1370, when the rumour was spread that the egg had been broken into a

various schools of philosophy flourished in Naples which were

thousand pieces, terror immediately began to reign throughout the

concerned with Alchemy, forerunners of the celebrated

realm and Queen Joan of Anjou was forced to declare that the egg

Neapolitan academies of the Humanistic Period.

had been replaced and the magic symbol re-established enabling her subjects once more to have peace of mind.

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Ever since the 4th century AD the Islet of Megaris had become a refuge for hermits who occupied the ruins of Lucullus’

What then, is concealed behind the legend? The study of

villa. The Basilian monks then re-utilised the large Roman columns

magic in Naples was strongly felt and widely practised in the

to enrich their ‘cenobium’, as may still be appreciated today when

Norman and Anjevin Medieval period and the theory that Virgil

visiting Castel dell’Ovo. It is also known that alchemic research

was a magician had found considerable credibility at the time. The

was secretly carried out in certain medieval monasteries and

Neapolitan educated and religious class had in fact a profound

information has confirmed the existence of alchemist monks on

knowledge of Virgil during the period between the Angevin Middle

the islet, while in a very ancient document a scribe is reported to

Ages and the Aragonese Renaissance and also during the same

have devoted himself entirely to the study and transcription of

centuries Virgil’s works dominated Western culture. It was also

Virgil and his works.

true that Virgil himself had created a very close personal bond

Various versions of the legend exist. In some Neapolitan

with Naples, so much so that even today the Neapolitans honour

medieval chronicles Virgil entered the Castle via the Villa of

his tomb in a park close to the Church of Piedigrotta.

Megaris and had the egg enclosed in a small cage which he had

In searching out the cultural background to the legend it is

installed into a niche in the foundations, issuing the warning that

necessary to analyse the question of the egg in some depth.

the breaking of the egg would cause the city of Naples to fall in

Students of Alchemy know that the term egg, or rather

ruins. Other versions speak of an egg immersed in water and

‘philosophical egg’ is the name of the Athanor, that is the small

sealed in a glass jar, walled up in a similar place and with the same

closed oven in which the slow transmutation of the basic

prophecy. Hence the name Castel dell’Ovo was born.

elements, sulphur and mercury, into precious metal, namely

‘All begins from the egg’, the famous saying coined by the

alchemic gold would take place. During the medieval period

Latin poet Horace suggesting that all begins from far back, from

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the origins. The hypothesis is certainly attractive that Virgil

This is where the last Emperor of the West, Romulus Augustulus

learned Alchemy from a follower of the Orphic Mystery Rites

had been imprisoned, where the Cenobite monks had settled,

which were still practised in Campania and that he was present at

where the noble woman Patricia had found a haven having fled

the preparation of the ‘philosophical egg’ from which man was to

from the whiles of her uncle and where the soldiers of the Duke

be reborn or regenerated. The Neapolitans certainly loved him

had evicted the monks to turn it into a military garrison, where

and considered him a real protector of the city, even before the

Roger the Norman had gathered his army and finally where

Patrton Saints of Janarius (Gennaro) and Patricia. In this regard I

Robert of Anjou had built the Castle real and proper.

cannot help recalling to mind that Patricia, niece of the Emperor

Today the Castle may be visited, and among the more

of the East, once fled by sea from Constantinopole to eschew the

interesting architectural findings are the Master Tower (Torre

whiles of her wicked uncle. But guess where she landed. Yes, you’re

Maestra), the room housing the Cenobite refectory, where the

right, on the Islet of Megaris!

columns once belonging to Lucullus’ villa are still to be found,

To finish on a personal note: when I was a little younger

while the top terrace from which may be admired, within the

and in high-school I had a school companion who lived at Castel

incomparably beautiful setting of Parthenope’s Bay, on one side

dell’Ovo, no less. At the time the Castle was managed by the

the Villa Comunale, the Riviera di Chiaia, the Tourist Port of

Navy and on it were several lodgings for naval personnel. My

Mergellina and the Hill of Posillipo, while on the other the

friend in fact, was the son of a petty officer of the Italian Navy

Historical Centre the Commercial Port, with Vesuvius majestically

and I used to go to his home to study. On finishing our studies we

dominating the entire landscape. The Castle is always there on

would spend time exploring the Castle, slipping into its caverns

Parthenope’s sea, connected to the mainland by a little bridge and

and down into its foundations, looking out from its terraces to

as long as there is the egg… it will go on forever protecting Naples

enjoy an incomparable view. Visits at that time were forbidden to

with its myths and legends surrounding its origin.

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had risen up and where Marcus Tullius Cicero and Cato the Censor

‘Itineraries’, alongside Patrizia Calenda di Tavani from which this

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Letter from the President Andrew Schofield on Large yachts. Go to www.parismou.org

surface is covered with water, yet it is less well

for more information. It gives me great pleasure to be in

known that only about 10% of the seafloor has

a position to have written the above. This

been surveyed by echo sounders at a resolution

As you can see from our activity log, it has

pragmatic approach by the Paris MoU has

of 1 minute or better. There are higher

been a busy Spring for PYA with a number

come about a result of direct contact with

resolution maps of the Moon and Mars than

of significant developments and firsts for

Richard Schiferli, Director General of the

of most of the world’s seas and ocean areas.

the Association. On the 7th of June, the

Paris MoU. He listened to PYA's explanation

In an effort to improve this situation,

Paris Memorandum of Understanding

of the operational constraints of Super Yachts,

one IHO project, currently in its early stages,

(Paris MoU) issued revised guidance for

and

Port State Inspections on large yachts.

organisation. He also consulted with Paul

‘Crowd

Also on the 7th of June, PYA was granted

Coley, Director of Shipping Policy at

programme as a means of collecting useful

observer status at the International

MCA to ensure that practical, accurate

hydrographic data to improve knowledge of

Hydrographic Organisation (IHO). PYA

guidance was the end result. This new

the seas in general and nautical charts in

attended its first national tripartite

guidance means that large yachts will not be

particular. The idea behind CSB is, through

meeting as a recognised social partner in

unduly burdened by Port State Inspection

the use of technology, to automatically collect

Malta. In addition to that, the PYA

within the Paris MoU Area.

the echo soundings from vessels and use this

relayed

them

within

the

PMoU

is to establish a voluntary international Sourced

Bathymetry’

(CSB)

GUEST programme is being actively

Mr Schiferli has agreed to present on

up to date information to improve our

examined for integration into higher

this topic at PYA’s Sea Changes Seminar at

knowledge of the sea bed. Given the near-

education by no less than two national

the International Hydrographic Organisation

coastal nature of yachting, PYA and its

educational bodies.

(IHO) on the 26th of September during this

members can play a very useful role here. To

year's Monaco Yacht Show.

help evaluate the feasibility of this project, I

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It is well known that 71% of the Earth’s

am running a pilot program on board.

The benefits to the large yacht industry of

INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC

PYA’s lobbying of policy makers is neatly

ORGANISATION

PYA MALTA

illustrated by the Paris MoU’s recent issuance

PYA was very pleased to learn that our

After being recognised as a social partner by

of revised guidance for the Port State control

application to become an observer body at the

the Maltese Authorities late last year, PYA

of yachts. The text of the new guidance, which

IHO has been accepted. The work of the

Malta attended its first meeting in that capacity

accurately represents the operational reality of

IHO is to be the authoritative worldwide

with Transport Malta. On the agenda was the

large yachts, is included in this issue of the

hydrographic body, that actively engages all

response by Malta to the crew cabin criteria

PYA Supplement.

coastal and interested States to advance

on yachts as required by the MLC 2006. A

Although all Port State inspections are

maritime safety and efficiency, along with the

wide range of topics was covered during the

supposed to be unplanned, contained within the

protection and sustainable use of the marine

meeting with the Maltese. Many points were

new guidance is a special dispensation for large

environment through the establishment of

examined and clarified.

yachts. It is now possible to contact the local

standards and the coordination of the work of

Port State Office, inform them of an impending

all national hydrographic agencies.

I would like to point out here that throughout the entire process, the approach of

departure after a long layup and if due, request

Part of the IHO’s work is to set the

Transport Malta has been that of a willing and

an inspection. Any PYA member who requires

international standards for ECDIS. Initially,

helpful partner of large yachts. By the time this

help in this regard should contact PYA HQ.

this was where I thought that PYA would play

magazine is published, Malta will have published its policy response to MLC 2006.

In addition, the Paris MoU have added

a role, by providing end-user feedback about

two ship-types to their database; Commercial

ECDIS equipment to the IHO. However, the

Yacht and PleasureYacht. These two new ship-

IHO has many other activities and initiatives

PYA GUEST

types give full transparency for all who wish to

aimed at improving mankind’s knowledge base

The Guidelines for Unified Excellence Service

see Port State Inspection activity taking place

of the sea, where PYA could play its part.

Training (GUEST), PYA’s yacht industry

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standard for the training and certification of interior crew, is going from strength to strength. At the time of writing, there are now no less than 12 accredited training providers with a further 5 in the process of completing accreditation. Since January, 596 GUEST certificates have been issued. Of great interest for yachting as a whole, is that GUEST is being adopted outside the traditional yachting arena.Two national educational bodies are now actively reviewing GUEST with a view to incorporating this program into existing national educational systems. The knock-on benefit of this is that a career in yachting will suddenly become visible to school leavers. The GUEST initiative has therefore the potential go a long way to answering the crew shortage problem, because a pipeline of trained suitable crew for the industry will be created. The two bodies evaluating the GUEST program are International Association of Marine Institutions (IAMI) based in the UK and the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) in Malta. IAMI was established in 1993 and is primarily an Association of colleges and other organisations involved in providing education and training for personnel involved in the Merchant Navy, Towing and Fishing Industries. On behalf of MCA, IAMI controls and operates all seafarer’s examinations in the UK. Through the work of PYA council members Joey Meen, John Percival and John Wyborn, the large yacht sector is now recognised as significant. As a result IAMI is evaluating how best to incorporate the GUEST program into its existing hospitality training. The ITS is an Institution of Higher Education aimed at meeting the changing needs of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. ITS was established in 1987 in Malta. The main responsibility of the Institute is to furnish the Tourism Sector with professional personnel who can guarantee an excellent standard of products and services within the Hospitality Industry. ITS is also evaluating how best to incorporate the GUEST program into its existing curriculum.

GPS SPOOFING In June of this year a scientific experiment was carried out on board the yacht I run. Todd Humphreys, a Professor of Radio Navigation and his team from the University of Texas, successfully carried out a GPS spoofing attack whilst at sea. By replacing the original GPS signal from the sky with their own counterfeit one, they were able to steer the yacht off- course without any obvious indication from the navigation systems on the bridge. As one can see from their write up in this Supplement, the results are simultaneously frightening and fascinating. The experiment will be written up as a scientific paper, the link to which will be made available on the PYA web site. It is something every mariner should be aware of.

Andrew Schofield July 2013

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Are You Being Spoofed?

spread across the sky. The blue box pairs a weaker fake signal to each authentic signal.

Investigating the effects of counterfeit GPS signals on maritime navigation

Jahshan Bhatti, a graduate student on the

On the high seas off the coast of Italy, a

Todd Humphreys, the group has developed

triggered, no strange indicators arise, but the

65m Superyacht cuts a clean path through

the world’s first openly acknowledged GPS

ship’s two GPS receivers are instantly

the Mediterranean. The late June 2013

spoofing device. Schofield met Humphreys at

captured by the counterfeit signals. Thereafter,

weather is fine, the ship is functioning

the

South-by-Southwest

as long as the ship stays on the ECDIS rhumb

perfectly – it’s business as usual for the

conference several months back, himself lured

line, it’s now 22-year-old Bhatti, not her

White Rose of Drachs and her Master,

there by his colleague Kenneth Himschoot, a

Master, Schofield, who controls the direction

Andrew Schofield.

long-time attendee of SXSW. Humphreys

of the ship; it’s Bhatti who bends the wake.

Austin, Texas

boasted at the conference that he and his Except for one anomaly.

students

had

captured

a

GPS-guided

unmanned aerial vehicle – a drone – with their

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signals from a half dozen or so GPS satellites

Texan team, cackles ominously over the shipboard radio as he raises the blue box’s output power. On the bridge, no alarms are

So how is this possible and what are the broader implications of GPS spoofing for marine navigation?

The bridge’s electronic chart display shows the

spoofing device and forced it to ground.

Military GPS signals have long been

ship’s path hewing closely to the straight

Handing the Professor his card after the

encrypted to prevent counterfeiting and

rhumb line, yet trailing from the ship’s stern is

presentation, Schofield asked, ‘How would

unauthorised use. Civil GPS signals like those

an obviously curved wake. So did the White

you like to spoof the navigation system of a

used for marine navigation (and other so-

Rose turn or didn’t she?

65m yacht?’

called open GNSS signals) are unencrypted,

Welcome to an Alice-in-Wonderland

From the White Rose’s upper deck, the

world where things are not as they appear to

Texan team broadcasts a faint ensemble of

publicly

be. The White Rose’s Master has invited a

signals out of a curious looking blue box.

transparency and predictability have made

team of radio navigation researchers from the

Finding their way into the ship’s two GPS

these signals enormously popular. Indeed,

University of Texas aboard. Lead by professor

antennas, the signals mix with authentic

broad sectors of the world economy, from

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transportation

to

finance

to

energy

distribution, have a built-in dependence on

you’ve got nothing to automatically calculate

ship’s rhumb line, in which case the ship’s

course over ground.

compass readings will initially deviate slightly

civil GPS whose extent we are only now

Despite the protestations of equipment

from the course but will eventually come to

coming to appreciate. But the very virtues that

on the bridge, experienced mariners know

rest at the proper rhumb line bearing. It’s true

make civil GPS technology so easy to co-opt

what to do in the event of a clearly-indicated

that the spoofer won’t be able to avoid

into any hardware or app, and have made

GPS outage. The first priority is collision

causing an inconsistency between the radar

them the basis for modern maritime

avoidance, for which, barring underwater

data and the ECDIS charts, but the Officer of

navigation, give rise to a dangerous weakness;

hazards and low-profile vessels, a visual

the Watch may not notice the discrepancy

civil GPS signals can be counterfeited or

lookout and radar targeting are usually

until it’s too late.

spoofed. Like Monopoly money, they have a

sufficient. For navigation, there are several

What would a spoofing attack look like

detailed structure but no deliberate protection

options. If one has the benefit of starting from

in practice? Suppose the spoofer’s goal is to

against counterfeiting.

a known location (e.g. if the last coordinates

run the target vessel aground on a shallow

Instinctively, one might dismiss GPS

produced by the GPS unit are correct), then

underwater hazard. After taking control of the

spoofing as just another common GPS

one can dead reckon from this starting point

ship’s GPS unit, the spoofer induces a false

anomaly like signal blockage or jamming. But

with a combination of water speed sensor and

trajectory that slowly deviates from the ship’s

it’s not, it’s different. To understand the

compass data. If no accurate starting point is

desired trajectory. As cross-track error

difference, it’s worthwhile stepping back and

available, or if dead reckoning has built up

accumulates, the ship’s autopilot or Officer of

considering how GPS is used in the modern

substantial uncertainty due to inaccurate sea

the Watch manoeuvres the ship back into

maritime world.

current set and drift estimates and slight

apparent alignment with the desired trajectory.

With your ship in clear and open seas,

compass errors, then a navigator must fall back

In reality however, the ship is now off course.

try this experiment to get a sense for your

on some absolute navigational reference. Near

After several such manoeuvres, the spoofer

ship’s dependency on GPS: Switch off all your

shore, it’s often possible to get an absolute fix

has forced the ship onto a parallel track

ship’s GPS units and note what happens. The

by taking bearing measurements off local

hundreds of metres from its intended one.

AIS unit will immediately sound an alarm,

landmarks. A bit further out, a standard ‘blind

Now as the ship moves into shallow waters,

complaining that it can’t broadcast the ship’s

navigation’ practice is to use depth sounder

the ECDIS display and the down-looking

GPS-derived position and velocity to nearby

readings to follow a depth contour line from a

depth sounder may indicate plenty of

vessels and to traffic planners onshore. The

chart of the approximate local area. If all else

clearance under the keel, when in truth a

insistent AIS alarm will soon be joined by one

fails, the seasoned mariner can always resort

dangerous shoal lies just underwater dead

from the ECDIS, which will point out that you

to sextant and chronometer for absolute, albeit

ahead. Maybe the Officer of the Watch will

can’t expect it to plot your ship’s co-ordinates

approximate, latitude and longitude.

notice the strange offset between the radar

and velocity against a background chart of the

One might think that a GPS spoofing

overlay and the underlying electronic charts.

local area, showing progress along the planned

attack presents no more danger to a marine

Maybe, thinking quickly, he will reason that

route, without data from the GPS unit. The

vessel than a GPS outage, but this is not

the radar data is more trustworthy than the

radar system will then join the strident chorus;

the case. The difference is that a subtly

ship’s GPS-derived position icon displayed on

how is it supposed to convert from relative to

executed spoofing attack can be almost

the ECDIS. And maybe he will have the

absolute target coordinates without GPS?

perfectly surreptitious; no alarms will sound,

presence of mind to deduce the ship’s true

That’s probably the extent of the alarms you’ll

no obviously bad data will be registered.

location from the radar data, recognize the

hear but in fact, other insidious errors are

To begin with, the spoofer will have no

looming danger and swing clear of the shoal

building up silently now that the GPS unit is

trouble covertly fooling the GPS unit; even

to avert disaster… or maybe not.

off. The gyrocompass’s internal steaming error

the latest commercial units are entirely

correction will be degraded without a latitude

incapable of detecting a spoofing attack like

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estimate, and any automatically applied

the one demonstrated on the White Rose;

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magnetic variation values won’t have the

false and authentic signals are absolutely

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benefit of an approximate earth location.

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onboard compasses, a spoofer can adopt a

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My first welcome came from Donna Morris, principal and founder of Australia Superyacht Crew Training Center. Donna is a

By Joey Meen

staunch supporter of professional training, having started in the

Since September of last year I have been busy accrediting 21

Stewardess and Purser over the following seven years; to become the

Training Schools for the PYA GUEST program around the

accomplished and successful business woman and trainer she is today.

world; not only on my home turf in France but also visiting the

Together with her husband Richard, they run a thriving school

UK, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Town and more recently Australia

facilitating yacht crew training for both the deck and interior

and New Zealand. (Editor’s Note: See GUEST directory in this

departments.

issue of the Supplement.)

industry at the age of 31, working the steep learning curve up to a Chief

The school is situated at Sydney Superyacht Marina in Rozelle

I would like to make a particular mention of my recent time

Bay where I am told work is commencing to bring a better and bigger

‘down under’, if for no other reason than it opened my eyes to the

marina to facilitate larger visiting Yachts. The training facilities are

remarkable yacht support network I found whilst I was there. It’s

currently overlooking the water with a light airy classroom with the

rumoured that around 25% of crew in the industry today are Australian

office and further training rooms next door. The practical elements of

and New Zealanders, that’s approximately 15,000 people; and with the

the course are being conducted on a 52 metre superyacht based in the

reputation of being easy going and friendly, it’s easy to see why they

Marina. I completed a very successful four day audit overseeing the

make such good crew members.

three PYA GUEST introduction courses that were being run at the

I spent my first week in Sydney and the following three weeks

time by both Donna and Melissa Yates. Melissa is one of Donna’s

in Auckland, visiting four training providers for GUEST audits. During

Interiors trainers that we have accredited for the GUEST program;

my stay I met with a number of yachting professionals, attended a wine

Melissa is the quintessential trainer for new crew, with 14 years in the

tasting evening, ran a PYA seminar for new crew, had an interview with

yachting industry as both Chief Stewardess and Purser on yachts up to

the New Zealand Herald and managed a cheeky long Easter weekend

96 metres. Melissa is currently employed as rotational Purser and

on Waiheke Island.

balances work onboard with training in her down time.

Cpt. Alex Pamment and the crew of Ganesha

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After the last day of training on the Barista course (being held in the centre of Sydney at a coffee house training facility), I headed out for my final meal in Darling Harbour – thoroughly enjoying the beautiful sunset, busy waters and lively atmosphere. On taking an early morning flight to Auckland the following day, I had to smile whilst passing a sign to Martha’s Vineyard, just outside the airport, en route to Auckland by taxi… this was a glimpse of things to come while in Auckland; and right on cue, by lunch time, I was enjoying a glass of fine wine and freshly made pie with Celia Hay. Celia owns the well established New Zealand School of Food and Wine and is absolutely passionate about the gastronomic world that she has created around her; her team are clearly caught up in her enthusiasm and I could not imagine a dull moment in her company. She had relocated from Christchurch after the earthquakes damaged, beyond repair, her home which was steeped in family history, and with it, her training school. However, she has recovered well; her current facilities are high-end and professional, and having salvaged much of her beloved photos and furniture it adds a warm feeling of belonging to the modern environment of the school.While auditing the wine module, run by Joy Bates, the students and I were delighted with the ‘field trip’ to a local wine merchant, who offered the most delectable & mouth watering variation of worldwide wines and food paring.

t: + 44 (0) 1579 350688

m: + 44 (0) 7866 431273

Cpt. Owen Jones and the interior crew of Diamond ‘A’

e: bluefinyacht@aol.com

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Joy Bates, one of Celia trainers, will run a number of the GUEST modules, as well as the WSET modules. Joy is extremely knowledgeable and offers a fun proactive class, herself an ex Chief Stewardess of eight years who worked as Chief Stewardess and Purser on large yachts, before moving back to her homeland to start a family. She combines her evident passion and knowledge of the Yachting industry with teaching. I confess that after my packed few days with Celia & Joy, I took off to the stunning Waiheke Island for a mini break. I have old friends there who took me in for a few days where I found myself in the most delightful surroundings, meeting lovely people, feeding chickens, taking children to school and grape picking – where the local currency is a bottle of home made. Did you know that most of the wine produced on Waiheke Island never leaves the island…. and I can tell you, after having been privileged enough to sample a few variations, this is the best kept secret I have ever stumbled onto! What a treat… Following my mini break, I met up with a gentleman named Paul Decker, managing director of the Mahurangi Technical Institute (MTI). MTI is situated in Warkworth, which is about 45 minutes north of Auckland centre. MTI are renowned for their training of all maritime studies, including STCW, RYA and even Aquaculture. However, I was there to audit the superyacht interior programme, and I met with the team who enthusiastically showed me round the vast & well established training facilities. MTI have a great team of knowledgeable trainers from both yachting and hospitality backgrounds which in time will provide the required teaching of the GUEST modules. My final Training School to audit was Blue Nation; jointly

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owned by Claire Boggiss and Katie Williamson; both are extremely

encompassing the ‘Golden years’ of the yachting industry, Allan is

passionate about the subject of Interior training and improving the

now the co-director of 37South.

hospitality standards within the industry. It was a real pleasure to spend

It was a successful seminar with about 60 people attending, with

time with both Claire & Katie. Claire has over nine years experience in

welcome drinks and canapés offered by the NSFW students. The

the superyacht industry and with her meticulous attention for detail

audience included new crew, as well as a number of shore based

and professional approach has become an accomplished trainer for

supporters, including the Training Schools I had audited, and a few of

developing the superyacht crew of the future.

those who offer much to the infrastructure of yachting in Auckland

For the audit, I attended the Introduction courses, taught at the

that I had met over the few days prior to the seminar; including

time by Nicole Maris who is the Blue Nations lead interior crew trainer.

Stephanie D'Audney from Top Crew Down Under, Janice Lynch from

The training classroom is located in the heart of the Viaduct area in

Superyacht support, Steven Bates from MedAir, Silke Sigley from Reid

Auckland and when possible, they use a 50 metre+ yacht for the

Yacht Services, Debbie Gribble from Ocean & Mark Wightman from

practical yacht orientation and detailing sessions. Nicole’s superyacht

Integrated Marine Group. All of whom are on side to increasing

career consisted of seven years on busy superyachts up to 95 metres.

bespoke levels of training for the hospitality sectors in yachting, as well

She has experience with many guest nationalities and cultures including

as offering much support for the work the PYA does worldwide for

Saudi Arabian, Russian, American, English and Italian.

yacht crews.

On the final day of my trip, we held a PYA seminar ‘Careers in

It has been a delight to meet so many new (and old)

the Superyacht Industry’ to encourage an interest for potential new

acquaintances over the last year who are just as passionate about the

crew. The seminar was hosted by Celia Hay at the NZFW and

Interior Training programme and yachting in general as the PYA are. I

supported by Blue Nation, MTI and with the help from the PYA

have been warmly welcomed by everyone and would like to commend

Regional Officer Allan Joulling & his assistant Fleur Tomlinson. Allan

the professional attitude, understanding and support for what the PYA

started his yachting career in the 60s and after 40 years at sea,

are achieving with the GUEST program for the industry.

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PYA increases number of Regional Offices With the International expansion of our representation and the

ADVICE AND SUPPORT:

appointment of an increasing number of Regional Offices, PYA is

Offices have the support of PYA HQ team and Council. With access to

able to offer more on hand and impartial advice and support to Yacht

latest information and PYA forms and procedures, they can assist PYA

Crew worldwide. Each Regional Office representative is able to assist

members with careers, training and valuable up to date information to

with processing membership applications and with attesting

our ever changing industry.

documents for the completion of Service Records Books. They have a heightened awareness of the PYA and how we represent yacht crew.

We have offices in Australia, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Malta,

Member applications can be completed online or through the

Montenegro, New Zealand, Rhodes, South Africa, Spain, St Maarten,

regional office. The Regional office will sight and attest copies of original

Turkey, the UK & the USA.

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documents, passports, testimonials and certificates required to be scanned and sent for initial membership application & issue of the

For a full list of regional offices and contact details please go to

Service Record Book by PYA HQ in Antibes.

http://www.pya.org/contact

PYA Work Groups

Within the PYA, there are around 21 working groups who actively are researching, discussing and influencing various topics relevant and fundamental to the future of all crew and yachting in general. Below you will find a list the workgroup and the members involved with these workgroups.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

FRENCH LIAISON incl. GEPY/CHAMBRE OF COMMERCE/ RYN

Jeff Marsh, Joey Meen, Andrew Schofield, all office personnel

Peter Evans, Pascal Berger, Ben Johnson

MEMBERSHIP AND MARKETING

ENGLISH LIAISON/MYBA AND ISS/NAUTILUS

David and Sabrina O’Brien, Alice Wring, Joey Meen, Norma Trease, Nick Simmons, Owain Rowlands, Karen Hughes

Rod Hatch, Norma Trease

THE WAY AHEAD

LEGISLATION WORKGROUP, MCA YACHT QUALIFICATION PANEL/STCW REVIEW

Andrew Schofield, John Cook, Rod Hatch, Russell Lunt, David O’Brien, John Wyborn, Nick Simmons

Joey Meen, John Morris, John Percival, John Wyborn

MLC ILO WORK GROUP

ISO 9001 QUALITY SYSTEMS STANDARDS Jeff Marsh, Joey Meen, Andrew Schofield, all office personnel

Rod Hatch, Russell Lunt, Cyd Mansell, Peter Evans, Chloe Collett, Laurence Reymann

SERVICE RECORD BOOK/CREW WORK BOOK

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Alison Houghton, Peter Evans, Jane Hardy, Joey Meen, Richard Le Quesne

COUNCIL FORUM MANAGEMENT

Joey Meen, Peter Evans, John Percival, John Wyborn, Sabrina O’Brien (GUEST)

REGIONAL OFFICES

Steve Thomas

Joey Meen, Alice Wring

WEBSITE UPKEEP

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Kenneth Himschoot, Andrew Schofield, Alice Wring

Richard Le Quesne

OFFICE IT AND COMPUTER SUPPORT

PYA SUPPLEMENT EDITORIAL GROUP

Bond TM, Kenneth Himschoot

REVIEW OF INTERNAL RULES WORKGROUP Richard Le Quesne, Steve Thomas, Ian Soutar, David O’Brien

MCA ENGINEERING John Wyborn, Paul Doherty, Tim Moss

Andrew Schofield, Alice Wring, Joey Meen. Proof readers: Steve Thomas, Alison Houghton

ISM, ISPS, Mike Lamb

EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR Alice Wring

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an oral exam. In 1973 when the RYA took over the administration and management of the qualification the examination process shifted to involve both practical on-board assessment as well as theory. It

must

be

emphasised

that

Yachtmaster (with the exception of the five day shore based course) has never been a course. The RYA Yachtmaster is in fact an award

that

is

obtained

following

an

independent examination. The intention has never been for a candidate to ‘do a course and then sit an exam’. The ideal situation is that the candidate accrues a) theory knowledge, b) practical skills and c) experience (preferably but not necessarily in that order) prior to submitting themselves for the exam. Up until the late 1990’s the process worked fairly well with most candidates completing various RYA courses, gaining experience and practical skills over a number of years and accruing many thousands of sea miles before attempting the exam. In more recent times both industry and individuals have become more impatient for ‘the Yachtmaster ticket’ and the perception of what is required has changed. The reality is that the standards, level of experience and knowledge requirements

RYA Yachtmaster

What is it? What is it not? By Richard Falk

have actually changed very little in recent years – other than to include various pieces of technology and modified techniques as a consequence of lessons learned over the years. The unfortunate reality is that many within the Superyacht and Yachting industry in general have viewed the Yachtmaster COC as

a

deckhands’

qualification.

As

a

consequence the whole process has become From time to time some clever clogs in the Yachting industry will

somewhat confused along the way and we have individuals with no more

pass comment (usually anonymously via a forum) about the

command experience than driving a tender to and from the shore

inadequacies of the Yachtmaster qualification. In the interests of

submitting themselves for a Yachtmaster exam. Needless to say this is a

clearing up some of the misinformation that exists in the industry

ludicrous situation and one that results in a high fail rate for super yacht

I thought it might be useful to provide a brief explanation of what

crew, wastes their time and money as well as that of owners and

the RYA Yachtmaster qualification is and more importantly, what

managers of vessels. More importantly, there is something morally

it is not!

wrong with pushing someone into an examination that they are not

The RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence (COC) was

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ready for. It does the industry no favours at all.

originally intended as evidence of competence of skippers of yachts.

The pass rate for all candidates submitting for an RYAYachtmaster

Originally under the Board of Trade the certificate was issued following

exam for a COC is somewhere in the vicinity of about 88%. On average,

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the pass rate for Super yacht Crew with minimal command experience is

The same is true ofYachtmaster candidates. If you submit someone from

below 50% - it is not difficult to do the maths!

your crew who is clearly inexperienced and not ready for a Yachtmaster

RYA Yachtmaster is a command qualification designed to indicate

exam they are not going to have a positive outcome. RYA instructors

the competence of the holder to act in the capacity of master of a sailing

are talented but they are not miracle workers. They cannot be expected

or motor vessel (endorsed appropriately). As with a newly qualified doctor

to magic up thousands of miles of experience and somehow download

with patients the newYachtmaster is hardly going to be let loose on a large

it to your candidates in the week or two prior to their exam. Ultimately,

vessel unsupervised. He or she can be expected to be capable of skippering

someone attending a one or two week course prior to an RYA

small vessels (starting perhaps at 40 feet and working their way up with

Yachtmaster exam should be viewing this as polishing up existing skills

experience) or as mate or OOW on larger vessels. As with any newly

and knowledge rather than learning concepts for the first time.

qualified individual these people will need guidance and supervision in their early days. The onus is on employers or captains to provide this.

The MCA loves the RYA Yachtmaster qualification as it involves the only independent practical assessment of its type in the world. For

The move by the MCA to build the Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

this reason the RYA suite of Yachtmaster qualifications forms a solid

course into the career pathway for super yacht crew is an excellent one

base from which to move towards higher level of MCA qualifications.

and one that I hope will go some way towards fixing some of the

However, the success of this mechanism relies on managers, captains,

problems we see out there at the moment. Ensuring that an individual

candidates and the industry as a whole to have a sound understanding

can deal with the fundamental deck duties aboard a large vessel is

of what each qualification is all about and most importantly how best to

essential if crew are to be properly developed and retained in the industry.

prepare for them.

It is my sincere hope that the EDH course becomes the entry-level

If you have any questions concerning the RYA Yachtmaster

requirement by the industry for crew wishing to pursue a career as

qualification please contact the RYA Training department on

deckhand or crew within the industry.

+44(0)2380 604181 or via training@rya.org.uk

The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is a command qualification. We have no delusions of grandeur – not for one moment would I suggest

Richard Falk

that a newly qualified RYA Yachtmaster be placed in charge of a 130

RYA Training Manager and Chief Examiner

foot yacht. Would a medical school graduate be allowed to perform neurosurgery after graduation? However, the Yachtmaster should have a good understanding of and competency in seamanship and passage planning. They should understand and be able to perform all navigational and watch keeping duties and they should be able to make decisions on the bridge when required. They (and their captains) should also be aware of their limitations. The best thing you can do as a captain or officer is to work at developing your own crew through coaching and providing opportunities for broadening their experience. Time on the bridge, helm time, coaching in navigation and meteorology and quizzing on collision regulations will all be helpful.Your crew will appreciate it and most importantly they will be better prepared when they do eventually sit their Yachtmaster exam. Polishing time or supervising guest water-sports will do nothing to assist in the command skills of a potential Yachtmaster candidate. Another important aspect of this is for Captains and agents to be realistic and appropriate in the qualifications they are expecting crew to have in order to work on-board a large yacht as crew. Requiring a deck hand to have a Yachtmaster COC in order to polish brass work and handle lines is an absolute nonsense. Requiring an EDH qualification (in addition to the basic STCW modules) makes sense, as does then coaching your crew towards a point where they are ready to sit the Yachtmaster exam. The IT industry has a well worn but appropriate saying that goes something like this – ‘rubbish in, rubbish out’ when talking about data.

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PYA Crew Biography Captain Paul Bickley

PYA member, Captain Paul Bickley is in

back, I have to add that this was an enjoyable

boys’ on the international quay. I have had

his fourth year of command of MY

time in my life.

many career highlights over the years but I

Latitude; his wealth of knowledge and

guess to still be here 20 years later, and to

skills have paved the way for the quality

WHAT ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT

have the same admiration for these yachts

and standards that Latitude is now

CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME?

after all these years.

renowned for. Beginning his career with a

The increasing bureaucracy that has found

deep-sea stern trawler company, Paul

its way into the industry. The Captain’s role

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CRUISING

spent

over

has now evolved from a nautical hands-on

GROUNDS AND WHY?

280,000NM in the harshest environments.

approach to one that deals with the ever

Croatia; for its relatively untouched lifestyle

In 1994 Paul moved to Florida to pursue

increasing

and

and tranquillity. Let’s hope it remains this

a career in yachting. 20 years later, Paul

paperwork. It is often hard to balance the

way and does not get ruined by the masses

has been in command of yachts such as

paperwork, particularly as we are employed

and by over-commercialisation.

MY

to deliver high-end excellent service to our

seven

Lucky

years

Dream,

travelling

MY

Gwylan,

MY Kimberly II and MY Natori. Paul, who has previously won ‘Fraser

administration

issues

guests; sometimes the paperwork has to wait

HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A

while we focus on what we are here for.

SEASON? With my two young daughters having the

Yachts Charter Captain of the Year – 2011’, based on guest feedback from the summer

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF

French summer off, I always like to spend as

season, is no stranger to the media, with

YOUR CAREER?

much time with my family as possible as I am

his charismatic and professional attitude

I guess it was the first time I berthed on the

always busy whilst they are on vacation. We

making him the quintessential yacht captain

IYCA, only to find I was the smallest yacht

try to return to New Zealand to catch up with

of our time.

there at 53 m! Looking back when I first

my family and friends, and we like to spend

started in the Med, I always admired the ‘big

quality time at home.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO YACHTING? I was working for a barge company in Cairns, Australia in 1993 and was asked to act as pilot for MY Virginian to assist her through the reef into Cairns. I met with Ingo, her Captain at the time, and then flew to Fort Lauderdale as a day worker. I have never looked back.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS HAD A LOVE OF THE SEA? It’s in the blood… I set out at the age of 18, following in the family tradition of career fishing; working on an ex-Taiwanese deep sea stern trawler in the Southern Ocean as a deckhand. It was quite a contrast to where I am today; fishing is a hard profession; looking

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PHOTOGRAPH: MICHAEL KURTZ

Eligibility of Yachts to Port State Control Issued by the Paris MOU BACKGROUND

The following is the new guidance issued by the Paris MoU.

In July of last year the Paris Memorandum of Understanding

1. INTRODUCTION

(MoU) issued guidance to Port State Control Officers (PSCO) for

For Port State Control purposes yachts can be divided in 2 categories:

Port State Inspections on yachts. This guidance was incorrect as

1.1

Yachts not engaged in trade will be referred to as pleasure yachts

it directed PSCO’s attention on the presence of an International

1.2

Yachts engaged in trade will be referred to as commercial yachts.

Load line Certificate to be the deciding factor as to whether or not

Commercial yachts are eligible for port State control and the provisions of

a yacht was to be considered commercial and therefore inspected.

the Paris MoU on Port State Control apply.

Roughly one third of the large yacht fleet are private, yet they chose to maintain voluntary compliance under the Large Yacht Code. The

2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

unintended consequence of last year’s PSCO guidance would be many

2.1

pleasure yachts discontinuing their voluntary compliance so as to avoid

inspections is provided for in each individual International Convention.

Port State Inspection (PSI).

Most of these Conventions are considered a relevant instrument for the

At the end of last year PYA and SYBAss visited the Paris MoU in the Hague to discuss these issues.

Paris MoU and are listed in Section 2 of the Memorandum. 2.2

The members of the Paris MoU use the THETIS database, among

This new guidance, issued by the Paris MoU on the 7th June 2013,

others, to determine if ships are eligible for a PSC inspection and to report

clarifies the situation and places the emphasis for eligibility for PSI on the

the results of PSC inspections. The THETIS database automatically

status of the yacht as recorded on her Certificate of Register.

receives port call notifications of ships sent by the competent Authorities of

This clarification from the Paris MoU comes as a result of the lobbying PYA does on behalf of the whole Yachting Industry.

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all MoU members. 2.3

On a regular basis port notifications are received pertaining to


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‘yachts’. Whether these ‘yachts’ are eligible for PSC inspections has to be

5.1.2. Listed in THETIS as pleasure yacht: the port State may determine

determined by the PSC Authority.

the status of the yacht by on board verification (resources permitting). If the on board status has been changed to commercial yacht, it is subject to

3. STATUS OF YACHTS

an inspection;

3.1

5.1.3. No records in THETIS: the yacht will receive an overriding

The only relevant instrument in which ‘yachts’ are mentioned is the

International Load Line Convention (ILLC).

factor (P1);

3.2

The ILLC applies to i.a. ‘ships engaged in international voyages’.

5.1.4. Other available sources.

3.3

The ILLC does not apply to i.a. ‘pleasure yachts not engaged

5.2

It is the responsibility of the master to provide evidence to the port

in trade’.

State to allow determination of the status of the yacht. The following

3.4

evidence may indicate the commercial use of a yacht:

This wording implies that the ILLC does apply to ‘pleasure yachts

engaged in trade’, making international voyages. In order to avoid

5.2.1. Certificate of Registry or other document of nationality stating that

misunderstandings in the framework of these guidelines, the wording in

the status of the yacht is a commercial yacht.

paragraph 1.1 and 1.2 will be used.

5.2.2. International Load Line Certificate.

3.5

5.2.3. Other certificates, as appropriate, and to the extend applicable listed

In the context of the ILLC (Article 21) port State control may be

exercised on commercial yachts making international voyages.These yachts

in Annex 10 of the MoU.

shall be issued with an International Load Line Certificate.

5.3

3.6

stating that the status is a pleasure yacht, this should be accepted by the port

Commercial yachts are subject, as far as applicable, to the

requirements of the relevant instruments listed in Section 2 of the MoU.

When a Certificate of Registry or other document of nationality is

State. The port State may consult on the status of the yacht with the flag State, if and when appropriate.

4. WHEN TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF A YACHT

5.4

4.1

flag State stating that it is a ‘pleasure yacht’ there may be indications that it

In order to determine whether a yacht is used for pleasure or

Even if a yacht has been issued with a Certificate of Registry by the

commercially, PSCOs should be guided by the following:

is factually used commercially. Commercial use may be indicated by

4.1.1 Yachts may be operating as a pleasure yacht on a permanent basis.

advertising around the port or on the internet stating that the yacht is

These yachts are not subject to port State control.

available for charter.

4.1.2 Yachts may be operating commercially on a permanent basis.These yachts are subject to port State control at all times.

6. INSPECTIONS OF COMMERCIAL YACHTS

4.1.3 Yachts which alternate in the use as commercial or for pleasure.The

6.1

port State has to determine on a case-by-case basis if the yacht is subject

THETIS or from an on board verification, an inspection shall take place

to port State control or not.

in accordance with the provisions of the MoU.

4.2

6.2

Information on the arrival of yachts is made available through

When the status of a yacht has been determined, either from

When a commercial yacht is listed in THETIS as a P2, the yacht

THETIS. Since some yachts may change status frequently, the information

may be inspected by the port State. During the P2 period the master or

system may not be able to provide the most recent status. When a yacht is

owner may consult with the port State to arrange the inspection at a

displayed as a pleasure yacht, it will not have a Ship risk profile. However,

convenient time.The port State may require conditions under which such

the yacht may also be operating commercially at the time of the port call

an inspection takes place, also taking into account available resources.

and therefore the yacht could be subject to an inspection. 4.3

Commercial yachts which have been inspected in the Paris MoU

7. INFORMATION AND CONTACT

region will have a ship risk profile and subsequently a Priority 2 and/or

Information on port State control and the Paris MoU can be found on

Priority 1 date.When the yacht is due for an inspection the port State may

www.parismou.org

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or shall inspect the yacht. However, during the inspection evidence may be presented that the yacht is no longer operating commercially and is used

Further inquiries of a general nature can be directed to the Secretariat by email

for pleasure only. In this case there is no basis to continue an inspection.The

to secretariat@parismou.org or by telephone to +31 (0)70 456 1508.

ship type should be amended to pleasure yacht in THETIS. Information concerning PSC inspections can be inquired with the maritime

5. HOW TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF A YACHT

Authorities of the Paris MoU. Contact details are available on

5.1

www.parismou.org

The following evidence may determine the status of a

commercial yacht: 5.1.1. Listed in THETIS as commercial yacht: follow priority indicated by THETIS;

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PYA Activity Report April – December 2013 The following is a list of external meetings the PYA has attended on behalf of its members. This activity report lists meetings from April 2013 until December 2013. A brief explanation has been included to illustrate the relevance of these meetings. For full reports go to www.pya.org

16TH APRIL

PYA SEMINAR: A CAREER IN THE SUPERYACHT

presented on various topics. Owain Rowlands

INDUSTRY – NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF

made a presentation on how MLC requirements

FOOD AND WINE - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

had been implemented on his yacht. Andrew

Joey Meen, Honorary Secretary of PYA and

Schofield spoke at length from the floor about the

GUEST Course Director, held a seminar for

various issues and topics. Several myths were

new crew wishing to learn more about

clarified. The conference was informed as well as

certification and a career in the Superyacht

informative and well received by all delegates.

industry. The seminar was very well attended and

Attended by Andrew Schofield and Owain Rowlands

well received by crew who were thankful for the opportunity to discuss their plans with an

1ST – 3RD MAY

industry professional.

MYBA CHARTER SHOW – GENOA, ITALY The MYBA Charter show presented PYA with the opportunity of meeting current and new

18TH – 21ST APRIL

ANTIBES YACHT SHOW &

members to assist with their queries, and spend

SPRING SEA CHANGES SEMINAR

some time with many of our loyal sponsors and

PYA were present at the Antibes Yacht Show to

corporate members to present the latest changes

meet new and current members. We hosted the

at the PYA and discuss plans for the year ahead.

PYA Sea Changes Seminar in which Captain

Attended by Joey Meen

Roger Towner, Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen and Chief Examiner at the MCA, and

10TH MAY

IAMI AGM – INTERNATIONAL

Richard Falk, Training Manager & Chief

ASSOCIATION OF MARINE INSTITUTES –

Examiner at the RYA addressed the audience with

LANGDALE, CUMBRIA UK

the latest changes being introduced to yachting

The IAMI AGM is attended by the senior

legislation. Available to read in this issue of the

management of the UK's marine institutes. The

PYA Supplement – see page 144.

discussion centres around the changes in the

Attended by Joey Meen, Alice Wring, Alison

training and education requirements for seafarers.

Houghton and Karen Hughes

PYA were invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to discuss the possibilities of having yacht

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25 APRIL

GUEST SEMINAR IN ANTIBES

specific non-mandatory training included in the

PYA hosted a GUEST seminar for Crew Agents

UK's educational framework. Andrew Schofield

to heighten awareness and knowledge of the

made a presentation to the attendees, providing

GUEST initiative, and introduce the new

the background of PYA, what we do and why, and

GUEST CoC.

also highlighting the differences between the main

Attended by Joey Meen,AliceWring and Karen Hughes

stream merchant training needs and that of the training structures required on yachts.

2ND MAY

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SYG MLC 2006 & MANAGEMENT

Joey also took the opportunity to continue

CONFERENCE – PORT ADRIANO, PALMA

discussions with the Maritime Skills Alliance,

This one day conference was aimed to allow an

regarding the PYA GUEST modules being part

open and frank dialogue between delegates about

of the UK Further Education program. This is

the implementation of MLC 2006. The focus

going well and has led to further discussions

centred on how the new convention will affect the

regarding yacht catering modules.

onboard operation of yachts, and the recruitment

Attended by Joey Meen, JohnWyborn, John Percival,

and payment of yacht crew. Several panels

Kenneth Himschoot, Andrew Schofield.

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21ST – 22ND MAY

EU MARITIME DAY, MALTA

as a recognised social representative with 2013

Transport Malta (TM). TM’s draft response to

Conference focused in particular, on sustainable

crew cabin criteria on yachts under MLC 2006

Coastal and Maritime Tourism in the wider

was discussed. There was wide ranging debate on

context

Plenary

the entire scope of the proposed draft and a

sessions, led by Ministers, experts & CEOs, was

number of points were made, which TM is in the

the occasion to reflect at high-level on how

process of reviewing. TM plan to publish its

to make Blue Growth happen. Discussions

response to MLC prior to August 20th.

on

Attended by Andrew Schofield

The

European

of

Maritime

Blue

sustainable

Growth.

Coastal

Day

The

and

Maritime

Tourism triggered a concrete step towards the foreseen Communication on Coastal and

31ST MAY

13TH PYA GOLF TOURNAMENT GOLF DE LA GRANDE BASTIDE – OPIO, FRANCE

Maritime Tourism. Particular issues facing islands, such as

The 13th PYA Golf Tournament took place with

connectivity and mobility, have also been the

great success on Friday 31st May with many new,

theme of a plenary session.

as well as regular sponsors and players. A report

Parallel sessions were more specific and

of this event is included in this issue of the PYA

tackled the cruise sector, marine and coastal

Supplement.

management and the Mediterranean Sea Basin. Attended by Andrew Schofield and Kenneth

18TH – 19TH JUNE

FUTURE OF THE SUPERYACHT CONFERENCE, PALMA

Himschoot

PYA was invited to attend the Future of TH

28 MAY

ITS MALTA, MALTA

the Superyacht conference to participate in

The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) is a

the Port State Control session with Richard

Maltese Institution of Higher Education aimed at

Schiferli, Director

meeting the changing needs of the Hospitality and

Memorandum of Under Standing (Paris MoU).

Tourism Industry. ITS was established in 1987.

Following

The main responsibility of the Institute is to

stakeholders, the Paris MoU have issued

furnish the Tourism Sector with Professional

revised guidance to Port State Control Officers

Personnel who can guarantee an excellent

explaining how large yachts should be inspected

standard of products and services within the

in the Paris MoU area. The revised guidance

Hospitality Industry. The mission of ITS is to

accurately reflects the operational reality of

develop people through quality learning to

large yachts and will ensure that yachts,

achieve excellence in tourism.

both commercial and private, are not unduly

The meeting was held with Dr Ernest

lobbying

General

by

of

PYA

the

and

Paris

other

burdened by Inspections under Port State

Azzopardi, the Chairman of ITS, Mr Joseph

Control.

Bonello, Chief of Staff for the Ministry of Tourism,

Attended by Andrew Schofield

to discuss the possibility of ITS incorporating the

UPCOMING PYA EVENTS – AUTUMN / WINTER 2013

PYA GUEST program in to its curriculum. The meeting resulted in a commitment from ITS to become a PYA GUEST accredited training centre. This is the first time a National

25TH SEPT.

MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATIONS

Educational body has undertaken to participate

INTERNATIONAL WINE TASTING –

in the GUEST program.

YACHT CLUB OF MONACO

Attended by Andrew Schofield

PYA and The International Superyacht Society will be hosting one of the Monaco Yacht Show’s

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28 MAY

TRANSPORT MALTA TRIPARTITE MEETING

greatest opportunities to network and enjoy food

TRANSPORT MALTA

and wine in a most breathtaking environment.

This was PYA Malta’s first ever tripartite meeting,

Open to all PYA and ISS members and sponsors.

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26TH SEPT.

MONACO YACHT SHOW & PYA SEA

followed by a wine and drink reception on the IHO

CHANGES FORUM 2013 – MONACO

terrace. This is a must-do event for all those

This year the event will take place in the

involved in the operation of large yachts.

Headquarters of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) on the port of Monaco (next

24TH OCTOBER

PYA AGM – SALLE DU 8 MAI, ANTIBES,

to Rascase). Mr Richard Schiferli, Director General of the Paris MoU has confirmed his

13TH DECEMBER

PYA CHRISTMAS BALL – CARLTON INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, CANNES, FRANCE

attendance. In addition to the Paris MoU, there will be presentations from MCA, Transport Malta,

Go to www.PYA.org or contact the PYA Head office for further

RYA, the IHO and PYA. The presentations will be

details of these events.

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GUEST Accredited Training Schools Directory To date the PYA have accredited the following Training Schools for the following courses: (Note some Training Schools are still pending accreditation)

ANTIGUA ONDECK www.ondecksailing.com Accreditation pending

HONG KONG PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

www.superyachtcrew.com.au/ courses.php

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Also running STCW courses

FRANCE ABACUS AND MARCH

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course Juan Les Pins PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course www.abacusmarch.com/courses PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course

BLUEWATER YACHTING Antibes www.bluewateryachting.com

FINEWINEWORKS Monaco www.finewineworks.com/ wset_training_courses

MAGNUMS BUTLERS Juan Les Pins www.yachtstewardess.biz/ yachtstewardess.htm

THE CREW ACADEMY France www.thecrewacademy.com

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PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course

NETHERLANDS

AUSTRALIA SUPER YACHT CREW AUSTRALIA

MAGNUMS BUTLERS

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course PYA Yacht Interior Intermediate Course PYA Cocktail and Spirit Advanced Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course Also running WSET courses PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Yacht Interior Intermediate Course PYA Barista Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course Also running WSET courses

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IYS INTERIOR YACHT SERVICES PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course IN ASSOCIATION WITH WSA PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course www.iys-nl.com/services/training /luxury-hospitality-training www.warsashsuperyachtacademy.com/ courses/course-listings/interiorhospitality/overview.aspx

PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Intermediate Course PYA Wine Intermediate Course PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course PYA Barista Course PYA Yacht Interior Management Course PYA Wine Advanced Course PYA Cocktail and Spirit Advanced Course

NEW ZEALAND BLUE NATION Auckland www.bluenationcrew.co.nz

NZ SCHOOL OF FOOD AND WINE Auckland www.foodandwine.co.nz/ Super_Yacht Accreditation pending

MAHURANGI TECHNICAL INSTITUTE www.superyachtcourses.co.nz/ Accreditation pending

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course Also running PBL2 courses PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course PYA Barista Course PYA Cocktail and Spirit Advanced Course Also running WSET courses PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Wine Intermediate Course PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course PYA Barista Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses


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SOUTH AFRICA SUPER YACHTING SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town www.sysa.co.za

UNITED KINGDOM CONTINUED PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

JPMA Liverpool www.hss.ac.uk Accreditation pending

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

WARSASH SUPER YACHT ACADEMY

UNITED KINGDOM

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course In association with IYS PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Southampton PYA Yacht Interior Intermediate Course www.warsashsuperyachtacadem PYA Wine Intermediate Course y.com/home.aspx PYA Cocktail and Sprit Intermediate Course PYA Barista Course PYA Yacht Interior Management Course PYA Wine Advanced Course PYA Cocktail and Spirit Advanced Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

MARITIME TRAINING ACADEMY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SUPER CREW Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay www.supercrew.co.za

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course PYA Barista

2OCEANS

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course Cape Town PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course www.2oceansmaritimeacademy.com PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Accreditation pending Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course Southampton PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course www.mpigroup.co.uk/educationtraining/courses/short-courses/ PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course interior-crew Accreditation pending

UKSA Isle of Wight www.uksa.org Accreditation pending

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

ICT

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course Fort Lauderdale PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course www.yachtmaster.com/courses/67 PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

MPT Fort Lauderdale www.mptusa.com Accreditation pending

PYA Yacht Interior Introduction Course PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Course PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction Course Also running STCW and PBL2 courses

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Notes from the South Pacific By Fleur Tomlinson WHEN TO GO... The best time of year to leave the Caribbean and head for the Panama Canal is at the end of April. The reason being

PHOTOGRAPH: R. HOLLER – TAHITI PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS

quite simply that this is the end of the Caribbean season and allows enough time to arrive at the beginning of the South

between the Marquesas and Tahiti, they are world renowned for fantastic

Pacific season. It is a good idea to allow about five days to transit

diving. One Caribbean yacht captain said ‘there is more coral in the

the canal as merchant ships are given priority here and the 24

South Pass of Fakarava (Atoll in Tuamotus) than the entire Caribbean’.

hour journey can very quickly become a lot longer for yachts.

NOW WHAT? STOPOVERS ON THE WAY...

You will probably be ready for civilisation and perhaps a bit of letting

Your first stop after the Panama Canal is the Ecuadorian ruled,

lose by the time you reach Tahiti. To find out what's on and where to

Galapagos Archipelago, some 900 nautical miles south west of the

go, Tahiti-Agenda is a good website to check out (use google translate

canal situated on the equator. The Galapagos Islands, a national park

if you're not French). Now that you've reached one of the main ports

and wildlife sanctuary are renowned for their vast array of endemic

of the South Pacific there are plenty of options. If you left the Panama

species, they're an incredible place to visit so you might like to allow a

Canal in April you would be in Tahiti during June, the next few months

bit of time for both crew and owner to enjoy it. Be warned though, this

are the best time weather wise to be in the islands of the South Pacific.

is strictly for private use only and charter is very restricted in the area.

There are endless things you can do from here but here are

Your next journey and your longest one is the 3000 nautical miles, west across the South Pacific Ocean to the Marquesas, your first

some suggestions below: •

Remain in French Polynesia for a month to two months and pick

official South Pacific stop off. Welcome to the South Pacific! The

up some charters around the Society Islands if you are a charter

Marquesas are an extremely beautiful Archipelago in French Polynesia

yacht. Come early to mid August, depart for Tonga and Fiji with

1000 nautical miles north east of Tahiti. This would also be your first

a possible stopover in the Cook Islands. After cruising and some

opportunity to refuel.

more possible charters in Tonga and Fiji carry on down to the

After a top up of necessary provisions and some exploration of the

super yacht hub of the South Pacific, New Zealand late

beautiful Marquesas, start the four day voyage to Tahiti, the first major

November for the beautiful NZ summer and carry out any

port and cruising destination on your journey through the South Pacific.

maintenance work needed. This route is the most direct and the

On the way to Tahiti, pay a visit to the Tuamotus, a group of atolls

preferred route of many. •

To venture in to some even more remote territory you might like to take the northern route to Fiji stopping off in the Kiribati and the islands of Samoa. If you’re following a similar route to the ones suggested above

and have done the Fiji islands on the way down, we recommend departing New Zealand at the end of summer around April the following year and begin your journey north west stopping in New Caledonia, an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu, the Solomons, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and on to South East Asia for the following season.

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PYA Sea Changes Seminar Report th

Saturday 20 April 2013

Advanced Sea Survival

Basic & Advanced Fire fighting

Fast Rescue Crafts

This will be done over a 2.5 day course every 5 years: •

1 day: PST and Lifeboats

1.5 days: fire fighting or 1 day without advanced fire fighting.

Captain Roger Towner

and an optional 0.5 day for fast rescue crafts

Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen and Chief Examiner, MCA

students have to sign a self-declaration form confirming they have

So as not to have to do all basic training courses again over 5 days,

completed certain tasks at sea. However some training providers will be

HELM (HUMAN ELEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT)

offering a 1 day course in addition to the 2.5 days if students wish to

After the 31st August 2013 you must show a HELM certificate;

update all their training.

For OOW (Y) level / Y4 / Y3 this is a 3 day course

For Master (Y) 500gt / 3000gt / Y2 / Y1 this is a 5 day course

This was initially going to be implemented in July but it is now end of

These courses do not have to be revalidated at the same time as the CoC, however students must show valid certificates at the time of revalidation as of the 1st January 2017.

August. If you already have a Master (Y), CM (Y), or OOW (Y)

PSSR and First Aid do not need refreshing. However the Master

certificate you do not need to do the course, however if you upgrade

and the designated person onboard must have a valid Medical Care

your certificate you will need to hold a HELM certificate.

certificate, this is a European requirement. Some training providers offer short refresher courses for this.

EFFICIENT DECKHAND (EDH) To apply for OOW (Y) CoC you now also have to complete a 5 day

DECK OFFICERS: ECDIS

compulsory EDH course from the 31st of August 2013. EDH will now

Every deck officer and Master must have an ECDIS certificate from

be required as part of the OOW 3000gt (Yacht) modules from 1st

the 1st January 2017. If you revalidate today without an ECDIS

January 2014.

certificate you will have a limitation entered on your CoC.

SECURITY

HIGH-VOLTAGE

As of the 1st January 2014 all crew must have Security Awareness

All engineers working on a yacht equipped with more than 1 kV must

Training. All crew in a security position must complete a course on

have a High Voltage certificate, if not they will receive a limitation on

security for those with designated security duties, or alternatively a

their CoC: Not for use on ships with more than 1kV distribution boards

Shipboard Security course.

after 31 Dec 2013.

A member of the audience asked if it was appropriate for the Master to also be the SSO (Shipboard Security Officer).

MLC

Roger Towner replied that this was not illegal however was not advised

Comes in to effect from the 20th August 2013 on all Commercial Yachts.

as in case of emergency the Master of the vessel would have other

The UK are late on their paperwork however they should submit

duties to perform.

everything in time.

GENERAL SHIPS KNOWLEDGE (GSK)

21) gives a sliding scale of cabin sizes.

The GSK course for OOW (Y) is a bit redundant at the moment.

MLC is also about the rights of seafarers. There will be

This module will however be left on the syllabus and will be

a new complaints procedure

discussed at the Yacht Qualifying Panel in September 2013, in

a seafarers employment agreement – all crew must have one

consultation with the PYA. Environmental awareness may be

All captains should familiarise themselves with these.

This affects accommodation on new ships. The LY3 (Chapter

incorporated into this module.

ASTRO-NAVIGATION

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Why are we keeping it? The US Coastguard own and operate the only real

Refresher training courses affect all crew and will come into effect on the

GPS system and they said we should keep astro-nav as a backup because:

1st January 2017:

solar flares can knock out satellites

PST

jamming in lower power GPS systems can occur

PSC & lifeboat

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There will be an extra exam, probably as of January 2014. No course

YACHTMASTER

required, just an exam to sit. The RYA offer a practical exam on a boat,

Read Richard Falk's article about the RYA Yachtmaster on page 132 of

and both the RYA and IYT offer precursor courses for this. They do not

this edition of the PYA Supplement.

issue a CoC. PYA has since sent out a mailing to advise that the Astro Navigation paper is still under review and will be further discussed at the

PPR COURSE

Yacht Qualifying Panel in September 2013, in consultation with the PYA.

5000 people have completed this. The RYA have received excellent feedback, especially from candidates.

VESSELS OVER 3000GT

This is for use on commercial yachts, and mostly red ensign

For vessels carrying over 12 passengers – all crew must get an unlimited

vessels. It covers crew responsibilities and gives information on where

merchant shipping certificate.

to find regulations etc… It is a good training ground for international

Sea service on yachts above 24 metres counts towards the

conventions and for International Safety Management systems.

unlimited ticket.This is calculated in the same way as per MSN 1802. ie – the Sea Service definition; that is to say 36 months of actual days at sea. STCW and GMDSS will be the same, however the academic courses for yachts under 3000gt do not count. For example – under the Yacht system at Master level, you are required to do 5 days on stability; compared to the merchant ticket, where you have to do 20 days on stability. Academic courses for unlimited certificates can be done by distance

RYA/PYA QUALIFICATION VERIFIER This is a joint initiative between the RYA and the PYA, and is a facility to verify RYA qualifications through a PYA secure facility. This will be available later 2013 / early 2014.

Joey Meen GUEST course Director & Honorary Secretary, PYA

learning with Fleetwood, or there are courses at Warsash Maritime.

WHY HAS GUEST COME ABOUT?

Richard Falk

Interior crew are on the front line with owners and guests and yet they

Training Manager & Chief Examiner, RYA

necessary so that interior crew are working towards the same high

receive the least training in this industry. An industry standard is

standard. PYA has been working with industry profesionals to develop

POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 (PB2) AND ADVANCED POWERBOAT (APB)

the Interior Crew Training & Certification GUEST program.

ARE VERY DIFFERENT COURSES. The PB2 course covers very basic material to ensure safe cruising in

As of April 2013 17 training providers have been accredited worldwide:

a controlled, daylight environment. 30,000 people a year do this course.

It delivers a good basic understanding on being safe in small tenders

UKSA

(4.5 to 7 metres). The course is in small groups with the presence of an

Bluewater

instructor at all times.

Warsash Superyacht Academy

International Crew Training

Many Yacht tenders these days are significantly larger and more

Maritime Professional Training

powerful that the type of vessels PB2 courses are conducted on. Whilst

Super yachting South Africa

the principles are the same on any boat the type of boat and the

2Oceans

conditions and locations in which many tenders are operating are well

Supercrew

outside the scope of the RYA PB2 course. Captains and managers

Fine Wineworks

should assess whether or not the skill and experience levels of crew are

Maritime Training Center

appropriate for the vessels and conditions in which they are operating

The Crew Academy

and where appropriate arrange further training such as the RYA

Superyacht Crew Australia

Intermediate or Advanced Power Boat course. The Advanced powerboat

New Zealand School of Food and Wine

course includes passage planning, meteorology, skippers responsibilities,

Mahurangi Technical Institute

high speed boat handling, rough weather handling, chart plotters and

Blue Nation

radar, day & night pilotage, emergency situations, and differences for

Abucus and March

twin engine vessels. Students must hold a valid VHF/SRC license and

Magnums Butlers

first aid certificate and have an assumed knowledge to the level of Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory. The advanced course is the more

The PYA ICTC Glossary includes Service Definitions, Religious &

appropriate course for most of the duties expected from most crew.

Cultural differences, and forms of address. This can be used as an

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Onboard reference book and as a teaching aid for Training Providers. It will ensures that TPs worldwide will be using the same definitions. The PYA Interior Crew Training Record Book is required as part of the GUEST program for Operational and Head of Department levels.

PYA GUEST Certificate of Competency: these will be issued for Junior Steward/Stewardess, Senior Steward/Stewardess, and Chief Steward/Stewardess. Our first CoC’s have already been awarded. On the PYA website the following documents are available to download:

Yacht & Guest Service can be recorded in the PYA Service

PYA ICTC Guidelines for GUEST

Record Book, in a Seamen’s Discharge book, or on a certificate

PYA GUEST Transitional arrangement application

of discharge.

PYA GUEST Interior training record book

Transitional Arrangements concern people who have previous

PYA GUEST glossary / iBook

experience in hospitality, for those who have already completed similar

PYA GUEST yacht and guest service testimonial

courses, and for those with yacht and guest service experience.

How to register as a GUEST training provider

>||

by PYA Council member Norma Trease who always does a great job as MC. Some fantastic prizes were donated from loyal and new sponsors alike, including a Galaxy Tab 2 computer donated by HEM which went to the overall winner. A big congratulations to the winners of this year’s tournament; Mike

Hunter

winning 1st Place Men’s at his first PYA Tournament, regular player and supporter Micheline Pouzet des Isles winning 1st Place Ladies, and

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a very skilled Shore Solutions team winning

The 13th PYA Golf Tournament took place

sponsored by Riviera Yacht Support, and

Boat thanks to generous donations from the

with great success on Friday 31st May with

‘Nearest to the pin’ sponsored by Vins Sans

participants. PYA would like to thank all

many new, as well as regular sponsors and

Frontieres. MHG Marine Brokers together

sponsors, volunteers and PYA staff who made

players. The sun was shining and our golfers

with Mansueto Srl provided the Mount Gay

this yet again a great and successful event. >||

were on top form, ready to depart right on

Rum of which no bottle remained untouched.

time with a shotgun start at 8.30.

The golf club provided a great lunch,

International Paints, our title sponsor,

sponsored by International Technic Marine, in

provided a great breakfast to get the players

a relaxed atmosphere for friends and

going. Out on the course, Riviera Yacht

colleagues to reflect on the events of the

Support and Marina Port Vell/Salamanca

morning. Yacht Fuel Services provided the

Marine kept our players refreshed and

selection of wines for lunch which was met

nourished on the course for the morning with

with great approval, and Corkers Fine Wines

drinks and snacks from the mobile ‘tuck shops’.

provided us with the excellent champagne

Competitions on the course included ‘Men’s

cocktail served with a very big smile.

longest drive’ sponsored by Marina Port

A successful day was brought to a close

Vell/Salamanca Marine, ‘longest drive Ladies’

with the Prize Giving ceremony, hosted

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ENG1 medicals Important information for ALL CREW

Nearly all yacht crew are required to hold a personal medical to work onboard a yacht – however we often hear claims that ‘it is hard to find a local Doctor’ or ‘I can never get an appointment’. Crew have a couple of options available. If you require the UK seafarer medical certificate known as an ENG1, you must make an appointment with an approved MCA doctor – to see the list of ENG1 approved doctors worldwide please see the MCA website and look up: MSN 1814 (note that MSN 1814 replaces MSN 1818 and should be read in conjunction with MSN 1765 which gives details of the medical examination system and lists the medical and eyesight standards). Or you may obtain a valid National Seafarer Medical Certificate

It is most unprofessional, and extremely frustrating for the

issued in accordance with the requirements of the Maritime Authority

Doctors in question, if you don’t show up without calling; not only is it

of any country listed in MSN 1815 (currently listed below these are

a loss of income to the doctor but also a huge waste of their time that

accepted as equivalent to the UK seafarer medical).

could be used to see other seafarers.

MISSING APPOINTMENTS

least give the Doctors as much notice as possible so as to allow others

It is unfortunate that the yachting lifestyle is often unpredictable and

to have your place.

The PYA urges you to ensure you keep your appointment or at

disruptive, however it is imperative that you give the doctors as much notice as possible if you are unable to make your appointment. As an example, the MCA recently contacted the two MCA

COUNTRIES WHOSE SEAFARER MEDICAL CERTIFICATES ARE ACCEPTED AS EQUIVALENT TO THE UK MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Approved Doctors based in the South of France regarding their

The following are countries whose national seafarer medical certificates

availability following concerns from the PYA that seafarers were finding

are accepted as equivalent to the UK’s ENG 1 medical certificate. It does

it difficult to obtain an appointment for ENG1 examinations.

not authorise doctors from these countries to issue ENG 1 certificates.

Dr Lefebvre confirmed that she is making between 40-50 appointments available each week. Dr Lefebvre informed the MCA that

Australia

Austria*

Belgium*

Bulgaria*

Canada

seafarers often forget their appointments and fail to turn up, even

Croatia

Cyprus*

Czech Rep*

Denmark*

Estonia*

though her secretary calls seafarers to confirm on the day of their

Finland*

France*

Germany*

Greece*

Hong Kong

appointment. If there are any no shows or cancellations the secretary

Hungary*

Iceland**

India

Ireland (ROI)* Italy*

calls the next person on the waiting list. The total number of ENG1

Jamaica

Latvia*

Lithuania*

Luxembourg* Malta*

examinations conducted in 2012 was 1364.

Mauritius

Netherlands* New Zealand Norway**

Pakistan

Poland*

Portugal*

Dr Ireland confirmed that his working hours are 8.30am to 7pm, booking a maximum of 11 ENG1 examinations each day during the

South Africa Spain*

Romania

Slovakia*

Slovenia*

Sri Lanka

Sweden*

Ukraine

week and eight on Saturdays. Dr Ireland also advised he had a large number of no shows for appointments. The total number of ENG1

* EU Member States

examinations conducted in 2012 was 1289.

** EEA (European Economic Area) States

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The Service Record Book The MCA approved Service Record Books (SRB) that are issued with membership are now widely recognised, as are the strict verification procedures conducted by the PYA Office for testimonials and the sighting of certificates. An approved log book is a requirement by the MCA to show documentary proof of sea service needed to progress along the certification ladder. The PYA Service Record Book can often be used in the same way as a seaman’s book to obtain seamen’s discounts on flights, additional baggage allowance and for presentation at job interviews. Coming soon Digital Service Record Book (DSRB). Look out for details.

The Crew Work Book This Work Book has been designed for Crew Agencies and Management Companies to easily follow a seafarer’s comprehensive detailed account of employment and performance history, for all onboard departments. For new crew considering a career in yachting, this is a vital working tool. It will encourage good practice in recording and documenting all relevant work and training. The Work Book can be verified by previous Captains and Companies and includes testimonial pages, tasks and duties, training courses and a record of all sea time. The Crew Work Book is the little sister to the PYA Service Record Book, which has proven to be the most popular and effective method for recording sea time for Engineers, Deck and interior crew who need a formal recognised record of sea service. It is favoured by the MCA, with all entries having been verified and sighted. A member can upgrade to a SRB at any time.

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THE MEDITERRANEAN’S MOST BEAUTIFUL YACHT RACE THE TROPHÉE BAILLI DE SUFFREN 22ND JUNE – 3RD JULY 2013 BY BRANSOM BEAN

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UPPOSE YOU DECIDED TO HOLD A 600 MILE OCEAN

dinner, this year for over 300 people including George Nicholson,

yacht race and nobody came except of course some of

Honorary Chairman of Camper & Nicholsons and five actively-

the most beautiful and oldest classic sailing yachts in

serving French Navy Admirals with entertainment provided by the

the world.

French Navy’s very own jazz band.

And what if those yachts were the likes of the 63 m

This all gels to create a special yacht race from St. Tropez

Atlantic, 50 m Elena and the 35 m Ashanti IV. Atlantic and Elena

to Malta, this year via Porto Rotondo, Sardinia and Trapani, Sicily,

would do battle in their own match race within a race to settle a

exclusively for very special sailing yachts and passionate people

75 year old score, to the delight of their owners and charterers.

all of who share a strong sporting spirit and all vying to win that

Suppose you also enticed a name universally associated

Sword of Satan.

with yachting, ‘Camper and Nicholsons Marinas’, as lead sponsor

That’s exactly the dream that three friends, Henri-Christian

and the same yacht club that runs the Voiles de St. Tropez to

Schroeder, Christian Benoit and Pierre Hugo had and have

oversee the racing.

continued having for 12 years with the Bailli de Suffren.

And at the finish, suppose you awarded prizes for ‘The

‘Well, it’s 13 years actually, we had only four boats when

Yacht With the Most Breathtaking Start’, and ‘For Reasons that

we first ran it but two dropped out after the first leg’ says Pierre

the Heart Cannot Explain’, or, to the overall winner, ‘Le Sabre

Hugo known as ‘Admiralissimo’ of the Bailli de Suffren.

d’honneur de L’Amiral Satan’ (The Sword of Admiral Satan)

In the words of the Notice of Race: ‘The Camper &

– somehow the awards sound much better in French don’t they?

Nicholson Marinas – Bailli de Suffren is a gentlemanly race.

And to top it all, suppose you began it in St. Tropez with a gala

Competition should remain friendly between these beautiful and

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Vice-President of the Marenostrum Racing Club and member of the Yacht Club de France, Hugo is a Master goldsmith and descendant of the famous novelist, Victor Hugo and for the second year he personally chartered Atlantic to participate in the race. Co-founder, Christian Benoit, is President of the Marenostrum Racing Club. A former advertising executive turned Michelin-starred restaurateur, he and his Wife now own a gourmet delicatessen and wine shop in the old port of St. Tropez, Benoît Gourmet & Co, that is famous among superyacht chefs and serves as the clubhouse and headquarters for the race. The ‘Commodore’ of the Trophée Bailli de Suffren is HenriChristian Schroeder, director of Association Francaise des Yachts Tradition, the French Classic Yacht Association, and author of the thriller L'illusion De Malte as well as a book on yachting watches. ‘When we started it, we were amateurs,’ said Hugo, ‘We’re unique boats. While winning is of course a pleasure, the emphasis

still amateurs but the race is a great success, it’s now known all

is on the delight of sailing together, of visiting and socialising at

over the world and is often referred to as The Mediterranean’s

some of the Mediterranean’s most special places, while respecting

Most Beautiful Yacht Race. The Bailli, as it is also known, is open

the Corinthian spirit of fair play, preserving the environment,

to Vintage and Classic yachts 11 m and longer.’

adhering to the requirements for safety, and following the best

‘But it’s really more about that Corinthian spirit embodied

traditions of seamanship. The dress code for the receptions ashore

by the owners, skippers and crews of the classic yachts that take

is: boat uniform, blazer with club tie, or smart casual.’

part,’ says Ben Stuart of Camper and Nicholsons Grand Harbour

Not surprisingly, the three founders of the race are all keen sailors.

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The Societe Nautique St. Tropez, or the St. Tropez Yacht Club officiates The Bailli. Known for its other special yacht races, the Giraglia Rolex Cup and perhaps most famously the Voiles de St. Tropez, its Principal Race Officer is Georges Korhel who presided over this latest edition of ‘The Bailli’. Instead of rolling about in the Gulf of St. Tropez for several hours aboard a humble committee boat to officiate, he attended aboard the 25 m, very un-classic, all carbon fibre sail yacht Nimrod, all the way from St. Tropez to Grand Harbour Marina. ‘What makes the Bailli different? Well, it’s the only race where the people involved actually live together; once you leave St. Tropez, you stay together, like a desert caravan,’ Korhel states, ‘If you want to go sailing, really sailing I mean, and not just going around in circles, that’s the Bailli, it’s a real journey.’ John Warren is Nimrod’s owner. A 25 m Marten performance sloop built for speed as well as comfort, she is the

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The Trophée Bailli de Suffren takes its name, as well as its

perfect committee boat for a 600 mile ocean race. ‘This event is

start and finish ports, from the 18th century French admiral,

different from even the Monaco Classic Week; in this everyone

Pierre André de Suffren de St. Tropez, who spent his early career in

wants to be part of the adventure.’ he observes, ‘It’s not

Malta where he received the title of ‘Bailli de Suffren’ from the

dominated by professionals; there’s no first class and second class;

Knights of St John. Known among his sailors and his enemies,

this race focuses on everyone in the boat.’

particularly the British, as ‘Admiral Satan’, this formidable seafarer

Before the actual start of this year’s Bailli a Mass for the

enjoys a reputation in his native France comparable to Horatio

Knights of Malta was conducted by the Curé of St Tropez and

Nelson's in Britain. His family name became the name of the port

attended by members of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of

of St. Tropez. Today his statue stands proudly on the quay.

Jerusalem, the modern descendants of the ancient Knights of St

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THE TROPHÉE BAILLI DE SUFFREN

of the 28 m Mariska with the big schooners, Elena and Atlantic, six and seventh, with topsails set. A gaff-rigged day-sailer built in 1908, Mariska is steered with a tiller not a wheel and had never sailed in an offshore race before. The fleet of 22 enjoyed a full moon with westerly winds of 20 to 25 knots with stronger gusts. This first leg was fast with excellent sailing all the way to a spectacular finish in Porto Rotondo almost a day before the time limit. ‘In Porto Rotondo they said they’d never seen anything like it, with wind those big schooners sail like hell!’ exulted Hugo. ‘Atlantic had her lee rail buried with 25 degrees of heel, blasting along at 18 knots side-by-side with Elena! The Captain was happy; everybody was happy except maybe the chef.’ In a hint of how their race-within-a-race would end, Atlantic beat Elena over the line at Porto Rotondo by just three minutes. In the spirit of The Bailli she then hosted a party onboard for 250 people including the crew of the participating yachts. John. With a brass band attending, a procession to the quayside

Seventy five years ago, in a race from New York to Santander

followed where the Curé blessed the fleet and flowers were laid at

sponsored by the King of Spain, the original Elena surprised even the

the foot of the statue of Pierre Andre de Suffren by a delegation

race committee by beating the original Atlantic by almost a day.

of local dignitaries joined by representatives from Malta. A special way to start a yacht race.

as one-third of the fleet ghosted along the north coast of Malta to

The fleet set off at noon in a fine breeze with the 20 m Rowdy,

finish just before sunset, it seemed that history had repeated itself

winner of the Bailli in 2009 and 2010, first out of the bay, just ahead

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And after a second stopover in Trapani, just over a week later,

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as Elena crossed the line minutes ahead of Atlantic.


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perseverance’, effectively the wooden spoon. ‘Ben and his team at Grand Harbour Harbour Marina did a great job again this year,’ said Hugo, ‘the marina has everything for our entire fleet, from the largest to the smallest, but most of all it’s a very friendly place and that of course is an essential facet of the ethos of the whole event.’ Helped by fantastic sailing conditions this year’s race was unquestionably a success from all perspectives. The biggest fleet ever with so many big sailing yachts made it special indeed and certainly their happy charterers who witnessed first-hand Elena and Atlantic battling it out once again, well they will have something to talk about for years. The challenge now for the founders and sponsors of ‘The Mediterannean’s Most Beautiful Yacht Race’ will be to keep the

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VILANOVA GRAND MARINA – BARCELONA THE HEART OF CATALONIA BY IGNACIO ERROZ

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ANY CAPTAINS CHOOSING TO STAY AT VILANOVA Grand Marina – Barcelona decide to do so as they are attracted by its quiet location in a pleasant medium-

sized town, a town conveniently close to a major tourist hub and airport. Other aspects taken into consideration are its great connections with Barcelona, competitive rates and facilities that allow preparing for the start of a cruise to be a safe and comfortable operation. It’s not surprising that the Marina’s busiest months of the year are spring and autumn, when the yachts are preparing for the Mediterranean and Caribbean cruising seasons. The marina has undoubtedly developed into both a convenient homeport and a good option for temporary stays prior to the beginning of a cruise in Spanish waters. Part of its success, since its opening four years ago, lies in its offering the level of service and performance required to meet the expectations of superyachts that visit with added bonus of privacy and security provided for in compliance with the ISPS code.

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The marina is situated in the inner basin of Vilanova port, one of Catalonia’s main fishing ports, but surrounded nonetheless by clean, calm waters and unpolluted air. This is thanks to the area’s scarce industrial activity and the proximity of the Garraf Natural Park, which equates to less water consumption and maintenance for the yachts. The marina is easily accessible by sea through the port’s wide entrance and its five-dock structure simplifies manoeuvring and docking. The marina is conveniently isolated and with its controlled access and 24-hour CCTV surveillance using night vision cameras the safety and privacy of its clients is ensured. Vilanova Grand Marina features 49 spacious berths on concrete piers that can accommodate vessels from 25 to 120 m in length. Berths are equipped with technically advanced service bollards that supply power up to 1,000 Amps, telephone, satellite TV, broadband internet and Wi-Fi connection, as well as fresh water from the marina’s own plant. Vehicular access to each yacht, a private working area in front of the berth and parking slots also by the berth render provisioning and maintenance tasks much easier. 17 m2 store rooms are also available and can be used as a workshop if deemed necessary. A well-stocked yacht chandlery and other technical services can be found within the Marina. For added convenience the marina also has its own helipad and helicopters are also allowed to take off and land on berthed yachts. Maintenance and repair works can be undertaken at the berth or at the adjacent maintenance area which is operated under the same management as the marina ensuring that every conceivable matter relating to one’s yacht can be dealt with through a single contact. The maintenance area occupies 8000 m2 and has a 200 tonne travel lift and several workshops. Yachts using this area are offered a complete service from dry docking, hull cleaning and antifouling application to a complete refit for which it has its own highly trained personnel and, when needed, also works closely with the best professionals in the area. Its on-site painting division, Vilanova Grand Marina Painting Services, was launched last year in partnership with ADP Yacht Painters, a Spanish company with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. It offers a certified professional quality service with the use of cutting edge technologies in maintenance and application of products and treatments. A STRONG CUSTOMER-FOCUSED APPROACH As well as providing all necessary technical aspects for the preparation of yachts, the Marina is managed with a strong customer-focused approach. Staff are friendly and helpful and will always greet you with a smile on their faces, they are aware of the needs of the superyachts that they care for and their requirements in relation to berthing and embarkation. The

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marina’s hospitality desk will respond swiftly and efficiently to

most sought after yachting destinations, but it is a place where

any requests received and are able to advise on restaurants or any

crew can work and live happily – and inexpensively – for a few

other leisure related option or personal need. A full set of agency

months, away from the frenetic pace of a major city. Vilanova i la

and concierge services is also offered by the marina’s partner BWA

Geltrú is a friendly town that boasts all necessary amenities and

Yachting, a leading company in the superyacht industry, with an

leisure facilities expected of a town that is home to more than

office within the marina’s premises.

65,000 people. It was once known as ‘Havana Xica’ because of the

Activities for crew are regularly organised, such as

number of large colonial-style houses built by the ‘Americanos’, a

barbeques, weekend ski trips, and wine tours in an effort to create

name given to locals that made their fortune trading in the

a friendly atmosphere and allow them to make the most of their

Spanish colonies during the 18th and 19th century and on their

stay. The marina has a popular crew bar offering quality and non-

return brought prosperity to the region.

expensive food, a pool table and the screening of sports events.

The main town centre is concentrated around a tree

The bar has a chill out terrace with live music for when the

shaded Rambla lined with café terraces, all the main shopping

weather starts warming up, here it is possible to enjoy a few

chains and the occasional Modernista building. There are many

drinks whilst witnessing beautiful sunsets on those balmy Spanish

tourist attractions including a medieval castle, Ibero-Roman ruins,

evenings. Many more entertainment options are available within

several museums, five beaches and some pleasant gardens and

walking distance and outside the marina premises, the town of

parks. It is certainly a town with a personality of its own, with an

Vilanova itself has a wide array of shops, restaurants, bars and

exquisite local cuisine as a result of its strong agricultural and

excellent long sandy beaches.

fishing traditions and where the best of the traditional Catalan culture is enjoyed with intensity and amusement by both locals

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and visitors alike.

During a recent survey the marina’s location was the first reason

Vilanova i la Geltrú has a good road and railway network

given by captains when deciding to stay at Vilanova Grand

connecting the town to almost anywhere in Catalonia. The train

Marina. Not only is it strategically located to easily reach the

station is within easy walking distance from the marina with

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trains running frequently and there are several car rental companies. You can get to Barcelona International Airport in 20 minutes, to the heart of this famed cosmopolitan city in 35, roughly the same time it will take you to go to some of the best wineries in the neighbouring region of Penedès. Girona, home of the world’s best restaurant – Celler de Can Roca – is less than two hours away and the Pyrenees can be reached in five hours or so, which is makes it ideal for a weekend ski trip. The small region of Garraf, of which Vilanova is the capital, remains refreshingly unspoilt despite it being so close to Barcelona. It has 25 kilometres of large sandy beaches and tiny secluded bays almost hidden beneath rocky cliffs. The 13,000 hectare Garraf Natural Park, with low limestone peaks that create a wild landscape, is full of tracks for walking and cycling, as well as many caves waiting to be explored and even a Buddhist monastery that occupies a former Americano mansion. But one of the main attractions of the area is the delightful town of Sitges, often described as a small jewel in the Mediterranean crown with its superb beaches, high-end hotels, excellent art galleries, shops and restaurants, narrow cobbled streets and vibrant nightlife. The area is certainly beautiful and there is plenty to do but what makes the location of Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona even more appealing for captains and crew is undoubtedly the fact that is so well-connected to Barcelona, a city that needs no introduction.

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A DIAMOND FELLA AND A CUT ABOVE THE REST BY COLIN SQUIRE

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MET EVANDER BROEKMAN SOME TWO YEARS AGO now and was somewhat moved by the story of his youth, how he grew up in Holland and at a young age discovered a

crashed wartime Spitfire and its dead pilot buried beneath the soft soil in a field near to his home. He went on to discover many more of these crash sites and with a dedicated team that grew around him he would have the bodies of these unfortunate but brave aircrew repatriated to their families, he is still doing this today. Because of the national fame this brought him he was

Evander always adds one extra entity in front of the 4Cs and that

invited to meet with and eventually join a long established family

is the fire of the diamond. ‘You have to realise that light does a lot

of jewellers from where his story truly begins.

with diamonds’ he expresses. ‘The fire is the reflection, the shining

Beginning at 23 years of age with only $US 1500 Evander

of the diamond, it's brilliance….that is the first thing one must

sensed that to make a career in the exquisite world of diamonds

realise. The diamond must catch your eye, that is the number one

he had to focus on both quality and loyalty to both his clients and

rule. If the fire does catch your eye then look at the reason why

suppliers. Given a chance to learn his trade by one of the leading

or what causes this fire, and then you have your 4Cs.’

diamond factories in the world Evander’s eventual remit was to travel extensively to advise high-end jewellers and jewellery

DEFINING CUT, COLOUR, CARAT, CLARITY

manufacturers on their choices of the diamonds to be used in their finest pieces. From the prestigious Swiss watch making

CUT

industry to the best Italian manufacturers Evander wanted, not

The hands of the master diamond cutters are able to work

only to ensure that they only sourced the best stones, he also

a diamond of any quality into a perfect looking piece. If there

wanted to prove that loyalty and confidence still existed in a rapidly changing money making industry where, at the end of the day ‘Diamond investing, for the novice’, Evander says, true

advice

based on the knowledge and

experience

an

expert

trustworthy

the brilliance of the stone. Unfortunately this occurs often because it takes time to cut a diamond correctly, and

the money ruled.

‘requires

is no care involved in the cut it will show in

time is money. On rare occasions

Evander

will

advise his clients that it is better

to

buy

a

of

zirconium than a poor

and

cut diamond with no

advisor

brilliance at all.

who knows his trade inside out.’ Due to the

COLOUR

difficulty

An array of natural

understanding

in how

diamond values are based one must have a few rules in place to determine when a diamond is perfect and to ensure that the price paid is fair. A diamond's quality is based on the so-called ‘4Cs.’

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diamond colours exist but the buyer must be aware of artificially coloured

diamonds.

The

terminology

‘enhanced’

will

appear on a certificate if the diamond has been artificially coloured. In Evander’s


DIAMONDS

eyes these are not real diamonds but artificially manipulated and they lose their uniqueness. He is fully against the fact that these types of diamonds are allowed to be traded in such a highend industry.

CLARITY Clarity is decided on the purity of the diamonds and for this jewellers use 10 x magnification when checking a subject piece. Inclusions in the diamond are measured and it depends on the total measurement of these inclusions as to what the grade is determined to be. That ranges from Loup-clean, the best, to Pique one to Pique three which is the lower grade. A very important point to mention is that Evander has often encountered certificates that have no value at all to a professional diamond dealer like himself and he goes on to explain. ‘Certificates can look very professional and expensive but they are not internationally recognised. This is important because the most reliable and recognised certifying institutes are the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD). Their certificates are internationally recognised and highly experienced diamond graders grade

CARAT

the diamonds independently before certificates are granted. It is

The weight of the diamond goes by carat. Prices increase

also imperative that the buyer is aware that the certificate

dramatically if one goes bigger in weight and due to market

matches the diamond when they buy it. The certificate shows the

circumstances prices per carat fluctuate. As long as the 4Cs are

measurements of the diamond so that the buyer can check the

not manipulated and depending on the seller and tax, the price of

diamond’s size. These tools are necessary in a world where money

a diamond is exactly stable, as is the price of gold. As Evander

is involved, and it is not only based on people or nice attractive

knows, ‘It does not matter where on the planet you buy it. It will

sales talk. The fire brilliance and the facts of the 4Cs will

be the same in price.’

determine the quality of your desired diamond.’

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THE DIAMOND MARKET The diamond industry is a very competitive market and everyone will look for a way to sell their stones. In the past his industry was confronted with so-called blood diamonds. As he remarks, ‘I can proudly state that I was one of the first diamond companies worldwide to mention on my invoices that we are not trading in conflict diamonds. This is because the factory where I learned the diamond trade is one of the leaders in the industry. As a main diamond source we were regularly confronted with these diamonds that would be offered to us at up to 50 percent below the market price. We would not touch them and one of our rules was that we stay loyal to our trusted suppliers because diamond dealing it’s about character. As in every walk of life where a great deal of money changes hands, like gold, oil, textiles, and even the superyacht industry, people are attracted that we don’t necessarily wish to encounter in our business or private lives.’ EVANDER THE DIAMOND COLLECTION Evander focuses a lot on his worldwide network of clients to design unique pieces. He works like a private bank, he will not talk about his clients, secrecy is everything. He will travel on demand, by jet, helicopter, vehicle, or tender to the location of his client anywhere in the world as he takes a very personal view of his

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work as he will himself design and deliver each piece. His job as

with the town hall of St Tropez and Ibiza Donna – the fashion

he explains is ‘to take care of my clients demands with the utmost

collection, which is based around the vibrant island of Ibiza.

of my capabilities.’ The biggest compliments he receives are the

Evander is also on the board of the Nights In Monaco campaign

looks when he first shows the finished pieces or when he receives

that helps raise funds for the Prince Albert II of Monaco

text messages, such as: ‘Evander last year I bought this awesome

foundation amongst others.

ring from you and I just want to let you know that there is not an

He still works on the principles of giving his word as an old

evening that we go out that we do not get compliments about it.’

fashion ‘gentleman’ diamond trader as was taught to him by the

As well as the Evander Diamond Collection, which will be

grandfather of the family that owned the diamond business

on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, he controls

where it all began.

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Beautiful yachts, crew at attention, competitions, seminars, demonstrations, parties on yachts, parties at villas – just parties galore… the Genoa Charter 2013 was the usual mix of fun and hard work for brokers and crew alike.

Titania’s Mardi Gras theme, to Sai Rams Zen vibe, to Marjorie

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giving, located at the show’s new Marina Fiera dock celebrating the

Morningstars fresh country atmosphere and Allure’s nautical picnic, the judges – who daily included one of Genoa’s top chefs – had a difficult time choosing winners. Winners, participants, journalists and curious brokers attended the champagne prize-

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winners and their great prizes. Yachting Matters Table Setting prizes

cooked up a new menu for this year’s edition, debuting

of St. Tropez Rocks Mermaid bracelets were particularly popular

their first Chefs and Stewardess Competition. Organised

(the full list of winners can be found on the next page).

by the indefatigable Sarah Sebastian of Nicholsons, the driving

The yachts were as always a mix of old and new, and

force behind the Antigua Concours de Chefs, the new event added

included the largest yacht exhibiting, the classic 90 m motor

yet another layer of hard work and intensity to a show week

yacht Nero, with MYBA show veterans Capri, South Paw C and

which is already jam-packed with events. From brokers lunches,

Atlantic Goose. Diamond A and Arkley made impressive showings

yacht tours, meetings, yacht hops and the never-ending business

for yachts new to the show, while several sailing yachts also made

of chartering, which takes place on-board, dockside, at stands, in

a big splash including Ganesha, Genevieve, Rosehearty and

board rooms, and the many delightful restaurants of ‘La

Northern Spirit – who was awarded a special Portofino Prize by

Superba’(Genoa’s well-deserved nickname) there is never a dull

the Competition Judges for Best Spirit of Tradition primarily for

moment throughout the week.

her impeccable maintenance.

The Chef’s Competition featured a theme of ‘anniversary

The 25th MYBA Anniversary was celebrated in grand style

celebration’to show-case MYBA’s 25th Anniversary, which offered

with a dinner dance at the spectacular Villa Lo Zerbino, and the

the chefs and stewards plenty of scope to be creative. From

show finished with a Circus-themed Crew Fancy Dress party.

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Much appreciated and very well attended was a Q&A and book signing at the Mansueto stand by the very popular host of

ABOVE LEFT: CHEF ANDREW DORSCHNER (CENTRE BACK) AND HIS WINNING TEAM FROM DIAMOND A (50M+)

ABOVE: ZY SEBASTIAN (LEFT), TABLE SETTTING WINNER (50M+) AND THE TEAM ON TITANIA

Italy’s Top Chef, Carlo Cracco. Congratulations to the MYBA Charter Show for 25 years showcasing Europe’s finest yachts. Here’s to another 25 more!

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IN NEED OF A NEW TENDER?

A FEW POINTS TO CONSIDER BY JOSH RICHARDSON

ITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW BUILD TENDERS and chase boats increasing, the complexity and sophistication of new build projects increases. Whilst there is a lot of attention given by legal teams to incorporate the best owning company structure for the mother yacht much is often forgotten when it comes to the owner supplied items, most notably the high value tenders onboard: where they are built, registered, delivered and the VAT implications. This article attempts to provide a simple and clear explanation of the options and considerations gained through the first hand experiences of the author. TENDER REGISTRATION Registering a tender is not a complicated matter, but it should be taken as seriously as any other yacht documentation. The type of registration required for a tender may vary but, generally, if a vessel is used independently of the mothership or is towed or delivered on its own bottom, it requires its own registration. Alternatively, tenders solely transporting guests between the mothership and

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is recommended. Many people go to complex lengths to build a structure where tax can be reduced for their yachts. If you walk down a busy superyacht dock you will undoubtedly see offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, Panama, Marshall Islands, and Jersey represented by the flags hanging over the stern of the yachts. It is often the case that the financial structures used to fund and acquire a super yacht are far from straightforward and are either aimed at hiding the true identity of the owner or the party providing the funds for the purchase, or to produce significant VAT cash flow advantages. As a general principle it is only possible to recover VAT on costs incurred if it is possible to demonstrate that there is an ongoing business activity which, in VAT terminology, will generate taxable the shore can be registered under the same registration as the

supplies. In the case of the yachting world, this means that it will

mothership and be called ‘tender to’ motoryacht.

only be possible to recover VAT on the purchase of a tender, if it

Many superyachts will register their larger tenders independently with the flag state of the mother ship, for example

If the yacht owner simply pays any VAT due on a purchase

the Cayman Islands. Depending upon the flag state there may be

and uses the yacht for their own personal enjoyment, there

certain criteria the boat must meet, for example this could be in

should not be any particular VAT issues in relation to the day-to-

the form of safety equipment, VHF, DSC, AIS and the

day use of the yacht and its tenders – something adopted by

qualifications of the operator.

many owners due to the flexibility and the peace of mind this

When cruising in certain countries, a local registration

offers. There are however many yachts who want to purchase ex-

may also be required (e.g. United States, Croatia, Turkey). This is

VAT, and utilise an offshore company and various other measures

only required when a tender is not solely transporting guests to

to reduce the tax payable. From a purely practical perspective we

and from the mothership and the shore, or is out of line of sight

have the following considerations when discussing new build

of the mothership at any time. This would be particularly important for Chase boats and larger RIBS. Local registration is common in the US and it is recommended that all large tenders be locally registered (if they do not have their own full registration already) so that they can cruise independently as required. A common option is in Delaware. This gives the tender the flexibility to cruise whenever and wherever it wants. Local registration in somewhere like Delaware in the US is an inexpensive and easy process only taking between one and two weeks and it lasts for up to three years, whereas full registration is a more complex and expensive procedure. VAT The very nature of VAT is complex and for any purchase or specific questions a professional advisor

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is to be used for a business activity (such as charters).

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purchases with owners so as to ensure the correct amount of VAT,

up on tax abuse cases and no shortcuts or avoidance measures

taxes and import fees is payable and clear:

can be used.

• Where is the tender being purchased? Is it in or out of the EU? • Where will the tender be delivered? Will local importation be

SHIPPING A note on shipping must be made as with each new build tender

applicable on delivery if not paid on purchase? • Will the tender be exported out of that country or region following delivery and therefore no VAT due on purchase?

it is most likely that it will need to be shipped to meet the mother vessel and this may incur further considerations in respect of the

• Where is the owning company or the company whom are

above-mentioned VAT, tax and importation duties. Owners must

buying the boat and paying the invoices registered/

carefully review and make sure that the documentation required

domiciled? Is it offshore?

to ship the tender is given/available to all parties, most notably

• Is the main yacht the tender will be on registered commercial

export paperwork, importation dues on delivery, T1 (transit

or private? Does the yacht have a recent charter contract and

declaration) documentation when transporting not (yet) cleared

proof of business activity?

tenders within the EU and lastly that big red stamp by customs

• For yachts in refit or conducting large scale works, is the boat

for final sign off when it is delivered on board

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temporarily imported and not paying tax on purchases? Payments must then come through the yard or the company

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managing the import. • Does the yacht have a formal relief scheme in place? e.g. is

Josh Richardson is the Managing Director of Superyacht Tenders

the boat imported into Malta, Isle of Man or similar and can

and Toys that offer clients a full management advice and guidance

a VAT number be provided with no VAT then due on purchase,

service for new tender purchases including shipping and delivery to

or VAT reclaimed after purchase?

ensure full compliance and peace of mind for owners, captains and

Depending upon these answers we can then decide whether VAT is due on the purchase. Tax authorities are tightening

managers. Each tender is delivered with all appropriate paperwork and comes with full-service and technical support.

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INSURING YOUR YACHT IS ONE THING GETTING YOUR CLAIM PAID IS ANOTHER BY ALBERT LEVY

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ETTING AN INSURANCE CLAIM PAID STARTS WITH

financial standing, philosophy and claims handling process of that

a good Broker finding you the proper insurance cover

insurer before advising you to place your needs with that

for the risks that you are foreseeably to encounter.

particular company.

Then it is up to you to ensure that the proposal form which

Insurance is not there to see if a profit can be made at the

arrives to fill in prior to the placement of your insurance policy is

expense of the insurer but rather to indemnify you, the assured,

completed honestly, warts and all, as there is a duty of ‘utmost

against actual expenditure incurred or to be incurred following a

good faith’ to the insurer in English law. This allows the insurer to

loss. So it is not there for the refit which would be ‘betterment’

consider the risks to be borne and if there are any issues to restrict

but rather to put you into the position you were in before the

and/or limit cover. Do check the terms of the policy, once

loss, unless you have a new for old policy and the claim falls

received, and ensure that it complies with your requirements and

within the terms of the policy you have in place.

note in particular any warranties or other conditions such as

This then leads one to the claim. There is a loss but is it

maintenance of crew on board. Failure to do so could, in the worst

covered? One has to look at the policy to see whether the loss

case, void cover.

was caused by an insured peril and not by an excluded one, e.g.

The premium paid and any excesses will, despite markets’

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are racing risks covered?

ups and downs, reflect the risks to be covered. If a policy seems

If on the face of it there is a valid claim contact your

to be a bargain your Broker should advise you on the

insurance broker at the earliest opportunity; request a claim form.

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Complete it honestly and fully. If the loss is significant, such as an

area that may be checked. Pleasure yachts that do not have to

injury to individuals or it might involve a third party, as in a

comply with any particular yacht code would be well advised to

collision, then seriously consider immediately instructing amarine

look at an appropriate one for guidance.

lawyer. They all now have ‘emergency response’ capability. Most

In the event of a loss treat oneself as a ‘prudent uninsured’.

marine lawyers have previous practical experience, be it on yachts

Do not merely leave it to the insurer to sort out so that when the

or merchant vessels, or have experience in working for regulatory

unforeseen happens the claim can be processed and paid swiftly.

bodies such as the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

In particular keep a log of events and having due regard to safety

Their function is to collate the facts on your behalf, lend you

preserve the evidence, take photos and take the names and

support in a difficult time and liaise with the authorities and

contact details of those who may be involved or be witnesses.

representatives of the insurers in collaboration with your broker.

Unexpected total losses in a market that has a good record

Swift instructions are more likely to assist in a swift resolution of

will be an easy and foreseeable precursor to increased premiums.

any claim. Part of the process will, depending on the nature of the

So the choice of broker, policy, compliance with the terms

claim, look at the procedures on the yacht, compliance with

of the policy, good record keeping and vessel maintenance are

regulation and the history of maintenance.

some of the factors that will help determine whether your claim

Indeed all will be made so much easier if, as found on a

will be paid.

well-run yacht, that the documentation recording the management and maintenance of the yacht is carried out in a

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formal fashion in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Albert Levy is a Partner at Ince & Co LLP

Evidence of compliance with manning requirements is another

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YACHT GALLERY – MADAME GU

The recently launched Madame Gu, at 99 m, is the largest yacht

and the fully enclosed helicopter hangar which was developed for 86

to built in the Netherlands to date and was constructed at the

m Ecstasea from 2004, Madame Gu is the second Feadship to

Feadship De Vries facility in Makum.

feature such a certified helicopter storage system.

More than four years in the making, this elegant yacht is a

Feadship is on the crest of a wave as they continue to set

striking tribute to her visionary owner and the talented design

new standards in partnership with discerning owners and with,

team of Andrew Winch and the hundreds of Feadship staff who

reportedly, a solid order book and superyachts under construction

built her. As is usually the case with Feadship, confidentiality is a

ranging from 44 to 101.50 m, there will be many more beautiful

given, but it is no secret that Feadship’s advanced hull

surprises as the future unfolds.

construction system, fine-tuned over many decades, has enabled its craftsmen to construct a slender lightweight vessel that, despite her 99 m length, can attain a speed well over 24 knots. Capitalizing on Feadship’s engineering experience on motoryachts Predator and Tango, she is capable of such speeds thanks to her highly efficient hull form and quadruple engines driving controllable pitch propellers efficiently. The project is also a prime example of Feadship’s unrivalled ability to build superyachts exactly according to client specifications – in this case a striking and sleek concept presented by AWD, resulting in a totally custom creation. Says marketing manager Francis Vermeer: ‘Because we start every project afresh

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and are not building from an existing platform, all things are possible for a Feadship owner. It’s all part of the experience that makes creating a Feadship such fun for our clients.’ Experience of a different kind underpinned some of the other special requests for this latest member of the Feadship fleet. Leveraging on the expertise accrued on 81m Air, launched in 2011,

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YACHT GALLERY – KAMAXITHA

Kamaxitha has proven to be an exceptional sailing vessel that

offers strong design references to the early working sail vessels

offers both classic style and modern luxury. From her sleek exterior

such as the pilot cutter and Brixham Trawler. An elegant 49 m on

lines to her soothing, traditional interiors, she is endowed with an

deck (55 m with bowsprit), she combines classic traditional lines

overall sense of luxury and class offering her guests a rich sense of

– including plumb bow and elegant counter stern – with an

welcome. She is a true modern maritime classic that combines great

invigorating aptitude for performance and fast passage making.

style with outstanding performance,

The lines are drawn by Dykstra Naval Architects, whose expertise in performance-orientated classic yachts is arguably second to none. They have married sympathetic period features such as gentle sheer, open deck space, neatly-proportioned deckhouses and skylights, above the waterline, with a modern, easily driven hull shape below. The canoe underbody sports a fully-ballasted lifting keel, deep carbon spade rudder and low wetted-surface areas. With her Alustar hull, tall carbon spars and comprehensive sail plan, this is a powerful, lightweight yacht whose sea keeping and performance is complemented by style, comfort and amenity below.

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Rhoades Young Design has drawn upon classic style references and superb craftsmanship to create a mellow and invitingly luxurious interior. Going below one enters a peaceful living area of matt-finished mahogany, classically curved furnishings and period-style fixtures that combine together into a purly traditional style. From here one has access to the main saloon, dining area and two twin cabins, one double suite and a lush master suite. All staterooms are designed in Kamaxintha’s signature classic style and fitted with a wide variety of modern amenities, such as underfloor heating in all en suites.

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Kamaxitha

The Spirit of Tradition ketch Kamaxitha, delivered in early 2012,

55.42 M (inc bowspit) / DECK 48.97 M 9.06 M KEEL UP 4.50 M / DOWN 6.75 M ALUSTAR 9 GUESTS IN 4 CABINS 7 CREW IN 4 CABINS 1 x MTU 12V 2000 M60 / 600 kW (805 HP) @1800 RPM 14.6 KNOTS 2700 NM @ 10 KNOTS LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA AND MCA (CAYMAN ISLANDS FLAG, LY-2 COMPLIANT) <500 GT . 100A1, SSC, YACHT, MONO, G6, LMC, UMS AND SOLAS DYKSTRA NAVAL ARCHITECTS DYKSTRA NAVAL ARCHITECTS RHOADES YOUNG DESIGNS LTD 2012 ROYAL HUISMAN Telephone: +31 527 243131 Email yachts@royalhuisman.com www.royalhuisman.com


Quattroelle

YACHT GALLERY – QUATTROELLE

The 86.11 m Quattroelle was delivered in January 2013 and was

Aft of the lower deck is the upper engine room as well as

designed for extensive and extended cruising. Her name is Italian

the enormous tender garage which hosts two tenders – one Limo

and means ‘4 L's’ that stand for Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury.

tender and one open tender, both designed by Nuvolari & Lenard.

Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed inside and

Quattroelle is a family yacht built for pleasure, but above

out by Nuvolari & Lenard. Her six decks offer 12 guests enormous

all other considerations, she is a yacht intended to be self-

space for both entertainment and relaxation. The interior can best

sufficient during extended voyages on the high seas and she is

be described as ‘eclectic contemporary’. The comfortable feeling

well equipped for whatever she may face.

comes from a balanced connection between tradition and the imaginative use of the best decorative materials that Europe has to offer. The whole interior is customised, from pieces of furniture, hardware to lighting, combining a sophisticated palette of woods, stones and fabrics. The main deck hosts five guest suites, of which three are

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large VIP suites. The VIP suites offer double beds and the other two guest suites offer twin beds which can also be converted into queen-size beds. The big advantage of having the guest cabins on the main deck instead of on the lower deck is that it gives better separation between guests and crew and allows for very large windows that admit lots of natural light. Half of the upper deck is dedicated to the owner's area, which includes a private study, two childrens’ cabins, the owners' suite with his and her bathrooms, personal dressing rooms and also spectacular panoramic views. The outside forward deck is designed to be the owners private area, separated by privacy doors on the exterior walkways on both sides, but can also be used as a helicopter deck.

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86.11 M 13.80 M 3.90 M STEEL & ALUMINIUM 16 GUESTS IN 8 CABINS 29 CREW IN 17 CABINS 2 x CATERPILLAR 3516B-HD DITA-SCAC ‘SERIES II’ 17 KNOTS 6000 NM @ 12 KNOTS LLOYDS REGISTER OF SHIPPING (LRS) NUVOLARI & LENARD NUVOLARI & LENARD 2013 LÜRSSEN YACHTS Tel: +49 421 6604 166 Email: yachts@lurssen.com www.lurssen.com


YACHT GALLERY – PUMULA

Pumula’s owners have a great respect for the honesty and

Royal Huisman yard whose styling offers a well executed blending of

simplicity of yachts built in the classic era and sought to create a

traditional and modern design. This beautiful cruising yacht features

beautiful and luxurious, yet technologically straightforward and

two low profile teak-clad deckhouses on an uncluttered, open deck

uncomplicated vessel. Such a yacht had to be large enough to cruise

above a sensitively sheered hull that sports an elegant transom

the world in comfort with family or friends, yet small enough to be

stern. There is a secluded owner’s cockpit behind the aft deckhouse,

easily handled by a small crew and the owners themselves. The

complemented by a comfortable on-deck dining area between the

results, as you can see, have turned out to be quite stunning.

helm and the main deckhouse. Underwater, a fully ballasted and retractable bulb keel marries performance with shoal draft cruising. She has a tall carbon rig and a powerful sail plan that is designed to work in harmony with that bulb keel for excellent light or heavy weather performance, on or off the wind. Pumula is a yacht whose stunning classic looks give little indication of the

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carefully selected technologies that enhance comfort and lifestyle, safety and reliability, communications and navigation along with ease of operation by a small crew. Below decks, interior designers Rhoades Young have succeeded in creating an environment that reaches back to an earlier era and yet is light and stimulating. A theme of bleached oak joinery contrasts with darker oak flooring, white-painted paneling and deck-heads to create an intimate, almost contemporary styling. In addition to the owners suite there are two twin guest cabins as well as one double flex cabin that sits forward for extra guests or crew. The permanent crew are accommodated in two cabins, including one double cabin for the Captain and his wife.

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Pumula

Pumula is a stunning 37.33 m classic cutter rigged sloop from the

37.33 M 7.48 M KEEL UP 3.00 M / DOWN 5.00 M ALUSTAR 8 GUESTS IN 4 CABINS 4 CREW IN 2 CABINS 1 x SCANIA DI 12 62M, 335 KW (450HP) @ 1800 RPM 12.74 KNOTS LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA AND MCA (CI) 100A1, SSC, YACHT, MONO, G6, LMC, AND UMS DYKSTRA NAVAL ARCHITECTS RHOADES YOUNG LTD 2012 ROYAL HUISMAN Telephone: +31 527 243131 Email yachts@royalhuisman.com www.royalhuisman.com


Lady Petra

YACHT GALLERY – LADY PETRA

The custom built 46.70 m Lady Petra was handed over to her

with a custom built lacquered table that rotates through 180

owner in the Spring of 2012. With her bulbous bow and a hull

degrees. With the owner specifying a particularly large mattress

optimised to slip through the water she is designed to use less

Heesen built the room around the bed. In the master bathroom,

fuel which compliments her cruising range of over 4000 miles.

backlit bamboo stalks are set behind frosted glass panelling.

Furthermore, she was designed to have the largest possible

Guest accommodation was planned around family

volume for a yacht of her length while still remaining under the

requirements: grandparents, parents and lots of children. Of

500 GT threshold.

particular note is a VIP twin suite on the upper deck in addition to

Lady Petra was designed as a family yacht. Dining together 2

often takes place on the 52 m aft upper deck that also serves as a private terrace to the master suite. Demountable carbon pillars support a set of sails that can be furled into the perfect shape to shade the decks as required. On the sun deck, glass screens create privacy without obscuring the spectacular views. Interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell was based around a highly distinctive Dutch Industrial Design style. Stainless steel plates, curved wenge panels, brushed spruce and thin ribbons of tan leather all buff together perfectly. One of the most complex features is the main saloon ceiling with light diffusion panels split over three levels. With the master suite on the upper deck, the main deck has space for a full-beam media lounge. Custom built furniture in silver oak, angled sofas, heavily stepped ceiling and wall panels create a sophisticated atmosphere. A 65 inch screen is connected to the Kaleidescape entertainment system. The master suite occupies the entire aft half of the upper deck apart from the private terrace. The suite has a breakfast lounge

two double and two twin cabins on the lower deck.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS LENGTH OVERALL: BEAM: DRAFT: HULL & SUPERSTRUCTURE: ACCOMMODATION: ENGINES: SPEED: RANGE: CLASSIFICATION: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: EXTERIOR DESIGN: INTERIOR DESIGN: DELIVERY: BUILDER:

46.70 M 8.83 M 2.85 M STEEL & ALUMINIUM 12 GUESTS IN 6 CABINS 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M70 MAX 15.5 KNOTS 4000 NM @ 12 KNOTS LLOYDS 100A1 SSC YACHT – LMC LARGE COMMERCIAL YACHT CODE LY2 / MCA HEESEN YACHTS OMEGA ARCHITECTS BANNENBERG & ROWELL DESIGN 2012 HEESEN YACHTS Tel: +31 (0) 412 665544 Email: sales@heesenyachts.nl www.heesenyachts.nl


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YSTEM INTEGRATION HAS CHANGED THE FACE

whatever system is selected by the user. The first thing this frees up

of modern yachting with almost every aspect of the yacht

is space in the wheelhouse. Not having to have a dedicated viewing

able to be controlled by a computer network via a

platform means less system hardware. In addition, it is possible to

central monitoring and control station. During the last few years

switch the system information from one viewing screen to another

however, security systems have also been thrown into the

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; port to starboard side for instance. Having things network

integration equation with varying results. So what is it and how

controlled has further advantages with some systems allowing

well does it operate?

remote access via iPhone or iPad. It all sounds very practical, and in

An integrated system is basically a number of systems

the realms of engine management, navigation and radar it is just

joined together by a command and control platform served by a

that; however can security systems be also efficiently integrated

dedicated software package. The software itself will communicate

and should they be? What security issues would arise from an

with the various systems hardware elements and allow either

integrated system failure? Consider the CCTV, Alarm System, GPS

control and/or monitoring. It also allows for multi-control touch

Tracking, Security Radar and Sonar, and Access Control. Failure here

screens to be installed that can be switched to display and control

can have severe consequences.

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wheelhouses look like the inside of the Space Shuttle! There is also the ability to switch the display inputs of the integrated systems or multi-screen them. What happens however when you use the touch screen and you can’t select the option you want? It’s a bit like Network Failure. You can always ‘reboot’! The main problem here is that these are not your everyday computer monitor. This is specialised equipment. Getting a new one takes time! During that time the systems you need may not be available. Your only option is to switch the system inputs into another monitor however that involves disconnecting the inputs from other systems attached to the other monitors. Single Point of Failure – The Monitor. All of the above SPF’s are a headache for any vessel. If however, the integrated security system failed on a high profile yacht, a headache is the least of your worries. If a computer virus has been covertly installed on the ships network and brings the boat to a stop (and that has been done); can you command and control the security systems while the network is down? Cyber attacks

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what should happen? Let’s take a typical yacht CCTV system with 8 pan, tilt & zoom (PTZ) cameras. The cameras are controlled and

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viewed via the integrated system on the wheelhouse monitor and

dilemma. Although integrated and sophisticated in nature, there are

looped back to the crew mess slave monitor. Should the vessel

systems that allow both integration and independent control of

encounter an SPF, the CCTV system should still be available via its

security hardware along with auxiliary power back ups. With these

fundamental hardware control i.e. Digital Video Recorder (DVR) etc.

systems it doesn’t matter if the network goes down as the

A simple monitor in the control rack linked to the DVR solves the

individual components that make up the system can be individually

problem. Ship’s system down, CCTV still working. Having the ability

operated. A classic example of this is the FLIR Voyager system

to independently operate key security systems should be a primary

interface by Boening. Boening themselves have an in-house

element of any integrated system. In an emergency, the systems

designed module that fits into it’s automated bridge control

are able to be operated without the need for the integration

system, however the FLIR controller itself is still free to operate the

software element. Access control systems are even more important

camera by it’s own controller regardless. Systems by MARRS and

and should have no SPF element. Doors need to operate all the time

LSN have also dedicated security integration software packages to

and should operate on a powered down boat for at least 48 hours

control all aspects of automated hardware. There’s not much to

on back up power with no network connection. The Net2 Marine

fault here and you’d choose either one. However if you’re looking

system does exactly this with each door controller having its own

for ‘Rolls Royce’, there is the Simon Gold system from Palladium

independent processor and back up power supply. It also allows for

Technologies and it doesn’t get much slicker than this. Now with

seamless integration and has no SPFs. You can cut the data line and

Far Sounder Security Sonar interface and advanced touch screen

switch off the power and it still operates. The key here is to make

control, Palladium have dealt with the SPF issues, and produced one

the integration element the secondary priority in regard to

of the most useable integrated systems available and have an

command and control. There should be contingencies in the

unrivalled system support service.

security system design for integrated system failure. It should then

Having looked at controlling security systems via a central

be a reasonable simple exercise to bring independent control to

software command and control package, one could still argue that

those systems affected. It may never happen, however if and when

security should be a separate system. If however, the system

it does, there’ll be a procedure in place to get things up and running

command and control caters for integration system failure and

and maintain the ability to keep the vessel secure. GPS tracking,

allows full independent control of security systems, you have the

Thermal Image Cameras, Security Sonar and Radar and Alarm

best of both worlds. In any event – The ’Glass Wheelhouse’ is here

Systems are just some of the systems on yachts being integrated

to stay

into one control platform. Of course it makes things easier in the wheelhouse, but does anyone get it right? Having gone through a few of the things that can go wrong,

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it is pertinent to also describe automated systems that do cater for

Contact: dean@secureyacht.com

security system integration without the single point of failure

www.secureyacht.com

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THE MARINE LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE BY CAPTAIN JOHN PERCIVAL MRIN MNI

T

O QUOTE THE CAYMAN ISLAND SHIP REGISTRY THE

All of these titles will affect every seafarer in yachting

main thrust of the MLC 2006 is ‘To set out seafarers’

during their career in the superyacht sector from the 20th August

rights to decent conditions and helps to create conditions

2013, regardless of whether your Flag State has ratified the

of fair competition for ship owners.’ CIRS go on to say that MLC

Convention or not, as no ‘Favourable Treatment’ will apply. No

is ‘Intended to be globally applicable, easily understandable,

favourable treatment means that if your Flag State has not signed

readily updatable and uniformly enforced.’ What the introduction

the Convention you will still be inspected by PSC as if they had.

of MLC will do is reduce the number of Conventions that apply to

So no holes to hide in to avoid MLC!

the Marine Industry (currently between 30 and 70 Conventions

So how does it affect the SuperYacht Sector? MLC

some of which have proved to be difficult and complex to

compliance is for any commercial vessel >200 gross tons that is

enforce!) by creating one super Convention.

on an International Voyage. The MCA have made a decision that an International Voyage is one were a vessel travels more than 60

WHAT ARE THE TITLES CONTAINED ON MLC

miles from the UK coast, even if it does not call at any non-UK

There are five titles in MLC:

destination, or a vessel that visits a non-UK port whilst on

1. Minimum Requirements for Seafarers to Work On a Ship

passage. So, if you think about this situation, any SuperYacht

2. Conditions of Employment

carrying a Red Ensign undertaking its’ usual commercial

3. Accommodation, Recreational Facilities, Food and Catering

operations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or any other part of

4. Health Protection, Medical Care, Welfare and Social Security

the world will be considered as being on an International Voyage.

Protection 5. Compliance and Enforcement

Incidentally, MLC will affect any yacht that is being built to the new Large Yacht Code 3 (LY3), which comes into force on 20th

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August 2013. This is because MLC has been introduced into the

Legislation is expected to be prior 20th August 2013. There is no

revised Code. So, irrespective as to whether the yacht operates

provision for exemptions to be allowed from the MLC 2006. Flag

commercially, undertakes international voyages or not, they will

States that have not signed the Convention will still enforce the

be required to comply with MLC as directed in LY3.

present ILO Conventions but slowly these will desolve and compliance with the MLC will be the only option. As said, the MLC

WHAT YACHTS HAVE TO COMPLY?

will enter force in August 2013 and some Flags that are still

So which superyachts will be required to comply with MLC 2006?

developing the regulations and will sign up to MLC are requiring

In my view, any superyachts that are operating commercially or

that owners have complied with draft proposed regulations as

built to LY3 Code or were the Owner has voluntarily decided to

given on the MLC DMLC Part I document by providing Flag State

comply. I can already hear some of you saying that this will be the

with a completed MLC DMLC Part II. This then must be approved

death of yachting but I am afraid that I do not agree and, when

by the Flag State who will then issue documentation to ensure

you have read the whole of my article, I hope that there will be

that PSC do not detain vessels that still do not have an MLC

general agreement with me. Can I remind you all that the same

Certificate on board. The exact document or letter is still to be

was said about the introduction of ISM but now we are more used

declared. So it is definite to say that Flag States who have been

to operating with ISM in place many captains and crews have

late in ratifying MLC will have to supply some kind of

realised that all that has happened is a formalisation of operations

documentation to satisfy PSC Inspectors if a yacht does not have

that were carried out on board a well operated and managed

an MLC Certificate on board by the 20th August 2013.

yachts previously.

As I write this article, (July 2013), the MCA are still

Without doubt MLC 2006 will bring a lot of good to

undertaking consultation on MLC although most of the

yachting. The date that the UK and other Red Ensign Group (REG)

consultation has already been completed. What has been stated

Flag States ratify it and introduce the relevant Regulations and

by MCA together with the REG Flags is that they will be granting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;substantial equivalenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or exemptions, within yachting. This is especially for yachts <200gt, yachts of classic design (such as sailing vessels) and any superyacht <1200 gross tons. These yachts will not necessarily have to comply fully with the accommodation requirements, especially minimum cabin sizes and crew recreational spaces, but they will have to comply with all of the requirements for crew conditions. OWNERS REQUIREMENTS The owner has to complete a Document of MLC Compliance Part II, which is the response to the Flag States Document of MLC Compliance Part I. The Part I lays out the requirements of the Flag State in respect to the MLC. Part II is the Owners response on how they comply with MLC and has to be approved prior to any vessel inspection by the Flag State. There is a requirement for a documentation trail showing that, for instance, wages are paid on the due date (I can hear some cheering going on!), that the necessary deductions are being made, crew are being credited with the agreed minimum annual leave and that the formal on board complaints and appeal procedures are in place. Additionally owners will have to show that any Crew Placement or Management Agency they use complies with all the necessary elements of MLC. This covers such matters as crew not having to make any type of payment to a crew/management agency to gain employment something that is wide spread in certain parts of the world such as India, Philippines and other Far Eastern countries but not something I have ever experienced in yachting even with crew from these countries and regions of the world.

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ACCOMMODATION REQUIREMENTS

many crew in yachting although I am aware of cases where

Under MLC 2006, a new vessel where the keel is laid after 20th

Owners have continued to pay wages of sick and injured crew

August 2013 (subject to the final regulations and legislation),

even though they may have been landed ashore. Crew

there will be minimum sizes for all crew cabins. These cabins must

employed on Luxemburg flagged yachts have been paying

be en-suite and there may only be a maximum of two crew per

these charges for many years. This part of MLC will provide

cabin (one if it’s an Officer). Part of all cabins will be required to

sickness and injury benefit to crew as appropriate.

be above the water line and have natural light. Existing

• Health & Safety; for many yachts this element will formalise

superyachts will not have to comply with these requirements

what is already in existence but will ensure that all crew are

however there is a clause in MLC that identifies that, if there are

protected and ensures that Risk Assessments become an

substantial

MLC

essential element of work on board. It also provides for the

accommodation requirements may well come into force. This is a

requirement of a safety committee on board where there are

heads up for any Owner or Project Manager who wants to carry

five or more seafarers (should already be in place on REG

out a conversion of an existing vessel or a major restyling of an

Yachts under Merchant Shipping Regulations and as explained

existing yacht as they will need to talk to their Naval Architect

in the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen

before the purchase is completed to check what crew

(written by MCA)).

changes

to

an

existing

vessel

the

accommodation changes will be required to be made under the MLC Regulations and Legislation.

WHAT WILL NOT CHANGE DUE TO MLC? Cayman Island Ship Registry state on their web site that on their

CREW REQUIREMENTS

view you will probably find that 80% of MLC is already complied

I think that I should point out here that yachts that are properly

with by owners and operators in yachting. In particular the

run and well managed will not in fact have very much to do in

following will not change:

order to comply with MLC 2006. ‘Why is this?’ you may well ask. Having been involved with yachting for so many years, I have found by experience, that well run yachts already have in place many of the requirements of MLC. So what does MLC 2006 require for Crew Conditions? • A minimum allowance of 2½ days leave per month served; at present the vast majority of crew accrue leave on a similar or better basis than this. • An on board Complaints Procedure; many yachts have a procedure included in the Safety Management Manual already however MLC introduces an Appeals Process to the Flag State. Some Flags have specific requirements that must be followed so you must check this Complaints and Appeals process with your Flag State. As an example, Marshall Islands has a specific M Notice that all crew members must be made aware of. • Seafarers Employment Agreement; takes the place of Personal Contracts/Crew Agreement. • Minimum age for any seafarer employed on board; 16 years of age will be the minimum age so this will not affect many yachts as many already only employ those over 18 years of age due to the differences in Hours of Work and Health & Safety Regulations. • Wages to be paid monthly and an account provided (pay slip) showing wages, any deductions and amount paid into the crew members bank account; formalises what should already be a practice in yachting. • Social Security payments which provide sickness benefit and injury benefit to seafarers are to be provided; this is new to

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• The Hours of Work Regulations

Greece, I have no doubt yachts without MLC Compliance

• Regulations in respect of crew food and water

Certificates may well find themselves facing issues when PSC

• The requirement for adequate crewing levels

Inspectors board.

• The requirements to have ‘hospitals’ on vessels that carry more than 15 seafarers • The requirement to provide free repatriation (although some elements of this will change) and medical care • Crew accommodation requirements for existing yachts

WHAT IS THE WAY AHEAD? What I would strongly recommend to every superyacht Captain is that they speak to their Yacht Manager to find out what guidance they will be issuing to their managed yachts. If you are not a managed yacht then you should immediately start the MLC

WHAT CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED?

process as, from 20th August 2013, your yacht may be visited by

It is expected that with REG yachts any vessel <24 metres can be

a PSC Inspector who has the power to detain any vessel that does

inspected by the Certifying Authority that issues its Code Vessel

not have the appropriate certificate or documentation from their

Certificate. For vessels >200 gt up to <500 gt no certification is

Flag State. I would also ensure that a check is carried out with the

required to be on board but they will be inspected and it may well

organisation that is making the wages payments to crew to

be beneficial to hold an MLC Compliance Certificate. For all yachts

ensure they are aware of MLC and how it will affect them come

>500 gt a MLC Certificate plus the DMLC Part I will be issued by

20th August 2013. Without doubt, we will see a plethora of

the Flag State or a Recognised Organisation (maybe a Class

companies offering their ‘specialist MLC services’ to the Yachting

Society). The onboard Inspection will be undertaken as part of the

Sector. I’m sure that, just as was proved with the implementation

normal Survey regime for the yacht whilst the Survey of the

of ISM, many yachts will find that they just need to formalise

shoreside elements may be carried out by a visit to the Owners

their present systems to bring them onto line with the MLC 2006

office or by exchanges, by electronic means, that will include

Convention and Code. Owners may find that they are required to

providing documentation such as SEA, an ISM Safety Management

provide some additional service conditions to crew such as full

Manual etc. Like ISM, there will be separate certificates issued; MLC

medical insurance and individual Seafarers Employment

+ DMLC Part I to be held on board. Again like ISM and ISPS the

Agreements which, of course, they should have been providing to

DMLC Part I Compliance Certificate will have a five year life and

crew in the past.

there will be a mid-term survey between year two and three.

Finally, I must point out that this article only provides some very basic information on MLC 2006. Many Flag States have

DOES MY YACHT HAVE TO HOLD AN MLC

FAQ sections on their web site that are all great sources of

COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE?

information and provide clear guidance on the many varying

The simple answer is that if your yacht:

matters contained in the Convention and Code.

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• Operates commercially • Holds a LY3 Code Compliance Certificate

Contact: captain@hss.ac.uk

• Undertakes International Voyages Then yes.

Captain John Percival passed his Master (Unlimited) CoC in 1971 and had his first command in 1973. JPMA/Hoylake Sailing School

If your yacht is:

Ltd was started in 1996 and has been operating in the yachting

• <1200 gt

Sector for 16 years delivering a range of training to both deck and

• Operates privately

engineering crew to Master and Chief Engineer <3000 gt. John has

• Does not undertake International Voyages

commanded superyachts and has also undertaken Guest Charters

Then the answer is no but…

as Master. JPMA/HSS Ltd is one of the worlds’ leading training providers for the ‘Small Craft’ Sectors and is based in Hoylake in

So why the ‘but’? Well the issue is that at present we have

NW England. JPMA also provides Technical Management to SY’s

absolutely no idea how Port State Inspectors will view

using the expertise of many of its 25 highly qualified and

SuperYachts are far as MLC is concerned. The Paris Memorandum

experienced Instructors.

of Understanding Group (the European Countries) has indicated that yachts will not be a priority vessel in the first 12 months of operations. They have also issued guidance to PSC Inspectors regarding yachts however, having experienced one of our managed yachts being subject to a PSC Inspection last summer in

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THWARTING THE EVOLVING SECURITY THREAT BY SIR TIM McCLEMENT KCB OBE Sir Tim McClement explores why many yacht and superyacht owners are calling on protection and security companies to help them defend against pirate attack and other security threats across the Gulf of Aden and wider Indian Ocean.

S

OMALI PIRACY IS ORGANISED CRIME. AS WELL AS

Many flag states have legislated the use of armed guards aboard

sophisticated weapons, pirates have acquired tracking

vessels transiting high-risk areas where the majority of attacks

devices allowing them to extend their reach. The most

take place, including off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden

likely means by which pirates are tracking their chosen targets is

and across the wider Indian Ocean. It has proven to be an

the Automated Identification System (AIS), originally designed as

effective deterrent. Combined with the use of a range of

an anti collision system for commercial shipping. Though not

protective solutions and vessel hardening equipment, such as

mandatory aboard recreational boats, a growing proportion of

secure citadels or safe rooms, the commercial shipping industry

vessels carry AIS voluntarily – one reason for this is that it

has made significant strides towards addressing what remains as

increases their visibility to other shipping. Pirates accessing

one of the industry’s gravest threats.

sophisticated tracking data via a simple desktop computer or

While commercial shipping has been working to confront

mobile opens up another front in the battle between the vessel

the problem head-on – much work has been done at a pan-

owner or charterers and the pirate – a battle that pirates appear

national and domestic legislative and regulatory level to ensure

to be losing.

that effective long-term solutions are put in place – little focus

Successful pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean have dropped by nearly 60 per cent since 2009, when groups of pirates attacked

has been given to protecting private vessels transiting or calling into ports in high-risk areas (HRA’s).

and hijacked vessels of all sizes off the coast of Somalia – drawing

Yachts and superyachts represent a lucrative target for

international navies and private security companies to protect

pirates operating in HRA’s as well as at ports and marinas

trade routes. In spite of the reduction in successful attacks, piracy

throughout these regions. Private yachts not only transit HRA’s

and other security threats remain a scourge and present a real

prone to pirate attack – including the Maldives and the

danger to vessels and crew, including private yachts.

Seychelles, all across the Indian Ocean, from India’s East Coast

Commercial shipping companies have shown great resilience in fighting piracy over recent years, working to combat

down to the level of Sri Lanka – they often remain in risk areas either in port or at anchor.

this threat by employing a range of measures to protect vessels,

This makes yachts, superyachts and crew a sought after

cargo and crew travelling through areas at greatest risk of attack.

and vulnerable target to pirates that are ever more prepared to

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use force and whose tactics are increasingly sophisticated.

increased threat be posed. The benefits of employing a reputable

Funding from criminal gangs means pirates operating in these

armed security company have been apparent in the commercial

high-risk areas now have the financial backing, weaponry and

shipping industry, with the more recent decline in successful

technological nous to acquire data to target specific vessels,

attacks and hijackings widely accepted as testament to the fact

including privately chartered yachts.

that having armed personnel on board specifically to deter the

Since the ‘early’ days of 2008 and 2009, piracy has evolved

threat of attack is the greatest deterrent.

to take-on a new more sophisticated, violent and pre-meditated

However, for the protection of yachts, a more bespoke

form. This is why many private yacht owners have begun

approach is required, one that means carrying out the highest

working with private security and intelligence firms such as

level of risk assessments and creating a full-service security

Protection Vessels International, to make sure that their boats are

solution unique to each vessel and voyage. This includes staff

both built to deter attack and manned with fully trained crew and

vetting and training, protection at port or anchor as well as armed

additional armed personnel when transiting high risk areas. PVI

protection against attack on the open waters by ex-military

only use former British Royal Marines, that are trained to analyse

personnel trained and licenced to deal with armed assault, kidnap

the specific threats likely to be encountered for each yacht and

and ransom scenarios and other sea crimes.

act accordingly.

Unlike commercial shipping, these services need to be woven into the aesthetic and lifestyle requirements of each

DESIGNED FOR SECURITY

individual yacht. At PVI our operatives posses additional

For yacht owners, there are a number of mechanisms and state-

qualifications as personal trainers, language and music teachers,

of-the-art devices and deterrents that can be built into new

skiing or sailing instructors for example, and can be matched

vessels during the design stage to harden vessels against pirate

according to the needs of the guests and voyage taken. Utilising

attack. The advantage of equipping yachts with additional

the skills of operatives ensures an added benefit to owners who

security features is that a tailor-made security solution, designed

want to protect and secure their vessels without wanting to

to meet the exact needs and specifications of the vessel, can be

compromise the experience of cruising around some of the

fitted and then utilised to the greatest effect. This also ensures

world’s most luxurious and inspiring locations. Integrating guards

that the aesthetic and lifestyle features that are some of the

into the vessel’s crew helps guests feel at ease, yet, more

greatest attractions of yachts are maintained without sacrificing

importantly, provides a crucial layer of protection.

the safety of guests and crew on board, or hindering the structural integrity and manoeuvrability of the vessels.

DATA PROTECTION AND CYBER-SECURITY

By working collaboratively with owners, their designers

Security at sea for yachts and superyachts does not just mean

and manufacturing yards, good security companies are able to

ensuring that pirates don’t get on board. Security also entails

advise on measures for vessels that transit through high-risk

protection against cyber crime. Security is necessary for data at

waters or call at ports prone to attack. Popular features to fit at

‘rest’ – in computers, or on servers and for data in ‘transit’ – where

design stage, or retrofit at a later date, include bullet-proof glass

data is communicated over public, private or corporate networks.

and armour plating, sophisticated radar systems to detect

A worrying new development in the evolution of pirate

approaching vessels including the high speed skiffs used by

tactics is the increased use of data analysis to predetermine the

pirates, and impenetrable safe rooms. Designing yachts with a

routes of specific vessels that would give the greatest return for

higher freeboard – the distance from the deck to the ocean

their efforts. For yachts, superyachts and leisure vessels, the threat

surface – and fitting retractable steps and platforms can also help

of being targeted is considerable, given the potential ransom

to mitigate the risk of a successful attack, by creating additional

value of vessels and their guests, as well as the additional loot of

physical barriers to boarding from the pirate’s traditional vessel,

cash, artwork and valuable possessions that can easily be stolen

the skiff.

from the vessel once boarded. This is particularly true for vessels berthed ‘in’ or ‘out’ of port waters that can be easily located

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TRAINED SECURITY PERSONNEL

through vessel charter databases, put under surveillance and

While most individuals employ security programmes in their

attacked by shore-based armed robbers, who are increasingly

homes and places of business, they remain vulnerable in their

looking to take western crews hostage.

yachting activities. It is essential that private yachts have a fully

For yacht owners and crew, access to information is very

trained crew onboard when passing through HRA’s to deploy

important, but so too is ensuring that they have in place

established safety procedures, contact the correct authorities and

measures to protect their own data with good cyber-security.

take every measure to protect guests on board, should an

‘Loose’ information documenting a ship’s location and onward

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voyage, when it will next be chartered, and by whom, can be

size-fits-all solution to combating piracy or cyber attack. If there

surprisingly easy to get hold of with an advanced sweep of

is one lesson we have learned from commercial shipping, it is that

Google. As such, owners, crew and third-party organisations must

in engaging the services of specialist maritime security providers,

be particularly vigilant in their use of data to protect against it

the risk of a vessel becoming easy prey diminishes.

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being used maliciously. This must include the use of data protection software onboard but must also go beyond this to

Sir Tim McClement KCB OBE is

ensure robust vetting of staff and third-parties, and strict rules to

Chairman of Protection Group

ensure that information is not shared via social networks, emails

International.

and correspondence, which can be intercepted with relative ease. Whilst such measures to increase the barriers to attack are

Sir Tim joined the Royal Navy in 1971.

extremely important, it is also necessary to recognise that this

He was second-in-command of the

cannot adequately protect a vessel and crew if under attack.

nuclear-powered

These are barriers that can lessen the chances of attack, and

submarine

increase the number of obstacles that pirates or armed robbers

oversaw the attack on the Belgrano on

must first overcome, but it is a protective, rather than defensive

2 May 1982. He became Commanding Officer of the submarine

approach. Naturally, just as owners should be vigilant of who may

HMS Opportune in 1983, Staff Captain Submarine Sea Training in

be watching them, they must also be on the lookout.

1985 and Commanding Officer of the Submarine Commander's

HMS

hunter Conqueror

killer and

Access to live data alerting vessels to pirate attacks,

Qualifying Course in 1987. He was appointed Commanding Officer

hijackings or robberies is of vital importance to a yacht’s captain

of the submarine HMS Tireless in 1989, Commanding Officer of the

and crew, and awareness of surroundings is often the best

frigate HMS London in 1992, a staff officer on the Directorate of

defence. Such systems can be installed as part of a package of

Naval Staff Duties at the Ministry of Defence in 1994 and officer

software solutions on board yachts that include weather routing

responsible for setting up the Plans Division at Permanent Joint

and Internet services, and which will warn crews of any need to

Headquarters in 1996. He went on to be Deputy Flag Officer

escalate their defences. This is particularly important as the

Submarines in 1997, Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS

boundaries of attacks across high-risk areas and elsewhere

Cornwall and Commander of the 2nd Frigate Squadron in 1999 and

globally have been expanding and diversifying significantly in

Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in 2001. His last appointments

recent months blurring the lines of perceived ’high risk’ areas and

were as Chief of Staff (Warfare) to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet in

making vigilance of the potential threat more necessary for longer

2003 and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 2004 before retiring

periods of time.

from the Navy in 2006.

Just as commercial shipping has recognised the need to protect vessels, crew and cargo from pirate attacks and associated

Contact: www.pgitl.com

crimes, so too must yacht owners. It is important that we do not

Tel:: +44 (0) 1582 842 603

become complacent to the threat, or assume that there is a one-

Email: enquiries@pgitl.com

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ANTIBES –

THE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE’S LARGEST YACHTING PORT BY MURIEL PÉNOTY

E ALL KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF PORT VAUBAN

association, the Association for the Support and Development of

to the pleasure yachting industry and it does not

Antibes Port, under the acronym ASAP. The aim of the group was

take much imagination to visualise how important the

to assist, counsel, communicate and support this project. Lead by

economic impact of the port is in relation to the town of Antibes.

Patrick Gilliot it has gathered, since the end of 2011 over 350

The surroundings of the marina are mostly orientated

concerned members, both individuals and corporate.

towards the yachting industry with a great many shops (ship chandlers, equipment suppliers etc) but also offices or services

ASAP ANTIBES HAS THREE GOALS:

such as restaurants, crew houses, provisioners, yacht brokers,

1. Support the competent authorities administering to the Port

yacht management, crew agencies. They have chosen Antibes as

Vauban project, to give their opinion, ideas and constructive

base for their business because of the yachts that visit all year

criticism related to the project, to convey all collected

around or use Vauban and the IYCA as their home port.

information related to this project and its evolution to

Today Antibes, despite many contenders for the title, is

concerned industry professionals who have an activity

regarded as the largest European pleasure destination for yachts;

connected with the Port and the yachting industry as well as

it is the only harbour able to welcome 20 megayachts at any one time and almost 2000 pleasure yachts. However, this will not be enough to maintain its leadership rank. The competition within the Mediterranean for berthing is fierce and as more and more large yachts are launched, each bristling with the latest technology, the infrastructure within Port Vauban is starting to look tired and obsolete. The project to develop and expand Port Vauban was revealed during the Antibes Yacht Show in April 2011. After this date professionals within the yachting industry, especially around Antibes, were waiting to be informed by the Port on the future work to be carried out but nothing happened. Due to this inactivity a group of concerned businessmen formed an

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the individual members of the association that have an interest in this development.

projects and convey their ideas or concerns to the authorities. 3. ASAP Antibes want to be able to bring their concrete industry

2. In order to focus on the different sections of the project the

expertise and that from other professional members

association, managed by a board of five persons: Patrick Gilliot,

(corporate and crew) to the table and at the same time

president (Dolphin Wear), Nick Hill, vice president (Hill Robinson),

consult with the towns people of Antibes who have a more

Ulf Sydbeck, vice president (Riviera Yacht Support), Chantal

leisurely attitude towards the port and its development.

Lemeteyer, secretary (Monaco Marine) and Muriel PĂŠnoty,

Board members have attended various meeting with the

treasurer (Antibes Yacht Show) have created workshop groups.

President of the Port, the Mayor of Antibes, and also with

These groups: Workers, Walkers, Superyachts, Yacht Clubs,

numerous other associations (fishermen, yacht clubs, shoppers..)

Fishermen and Small Boat Users are there to study parts of the

who have all raised a number of concerns regarding the project.

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PORT VAUBAN

The association has to keep supporting this initiative and, as it proceeds, to report regularly to its members and the citizens of Antibes about any progress and amendments. The project will massively impact on the town of Antibes itself and its future development, also the work and prosperity of so many in the yachting industry and indeed the residents of the town will be affected. Everyone visiting or living in the Antibes area should, we feel, become involved and should fully understand the importance of what this project will do for the harbour and for its future. The first steps in this development have already been taken, works on the parking area in front of the harbour are now being finalised, WiFi and video surveillance upgrades have already been set up, the new facility building is also finished. Still so much remains: most of the parking will soon be underground with green spaces above, and soon a promenade around the marina will be developed, new buildings, a transformed harbour masters office, ASAP, as a group, believes that the proposed development

shops on the walkway and last but not least the extension for

and expansion of Port Vauban can only be beneficial to the local

mega yachts on the IYCA allowing the largest of the superyacht

community and to the international yachting industry visiting, or

fleet to berth in safety.

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residing in Antibes. The politicians and architects working on the project are not involved in the yachting industry and therefore ASAP feel that they do not necessarily know the specific needs of

Contact:

the yachts and the yachting community that rely on the Port,

To bring your support to this project you can join ASAP Antibes,

therefore it is imperative for the ASAP and its members to support

the registration is totally free, download the form on

and guide them where possible.

www.asapantibes.com or enquire at contact@asapantibes.com.

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THE YACHTING MATTERS GUIDE TO

SUPERYACHT REFIT & REPAIR FACILITIES

IN THIS EDITION: MONACO MARINE ASTILLEROS DE MALLORCA MARINA BARCELONA 92 S.A. AMICO & CO LUSBEN

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MONACO MARINE – LA CIOTAT

MONACO MARINE – LA CIOTAT 46 Quai François Mitterrand BP 80039 13600 La Ciotat Cedex - France Contact: Vincent Larroque Group Sales Director Tel : +33 (0)4 42 36 12 12 Email: mmlaciotat@monacomarine.com Web: www.monacomarine.com SUITABLE FOR VESSELS:

20 m – 200 m+

IN HOUSE FACILITIES: Project management, 3D modeling, hull & structural work in steel, aluminium & wood. Engineering: Electrical & wiring, pipework, mechanical, machinery overhaul, shaft & propeller, stainless steel. Painting. Interior finishing, carpentry. 24 hard standing berths

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ITH SIX SHIPYARDS ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA LOCATED IN Monaco, Beaulieu Sur Mer, St Laurent du Var, Antibes, Golfe de St Tropez, La Ciotat, Monaco Marine can support and assist you during your stay in the area and beyond.

Monaco Marine shipyard in La Ciotat is dedicated to superyachts and is today the largest

facility of its kind in the Mediterranean. It can haul out yachts between 45 and 80 metres (2000 ton Yachtlift) with a total of 14 hard standing berths for them. It can also haul out boats from 20 to 45 m (300 ton travelift) and position them on 10 hard standing berths. For yachts beyond 2000 tons the yard disposes of a 360 metres dry dock that has no limits in the current or even future yacht size range. Thanks to the unique layout and transfer system of the La Ciotat shipyard, yachts can be hauled out or launched in less than a day, independently from one another. Monaco Marine shipyard in La Ciotat has gained the confidence of more than 100 yachts that have been serviced there since its opening in 2007. The specialised staff can perform any task from simple maintenance to complete refit and they can benefit from established relationships with leading contractors in various specialties. The yard can count on a proven track record of successful high quality paint jobs thanks to the qualification of its teams and contractors and to its unique 90 m paint shed equipped with a complete air ventilation and heating system. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications are a further proof of Monaco Marine’s

MAIN LOCAL CONTRACTORS: All trades Drydock: Max length of vessel 360 m Travel lift: Max weight of vessel 300 tons Lifting dock: 2000 ton Yachtlift® Cranes: Max weight of vessel 250 tons Hard standing area: 45,000 sq m Alongside berthing: 1500 m Stern to berthing: N/A Covered sheds: 90 m hard standing paint shed Tenting available: Yes Dayworkers allowed: Restricted Project office available: Yes 206

commitment to quality and to customer service. Our team of project managers will ensure a close follow up of your repair project and help you prepare for your next sailing while remaining available afterwards to assist you in any follow up you may need during the course of the season. The 6 shipyards of the group : Monaco • Beaulieu sur Mer • St Laurent du Var • Antibes • Golfe de St Tropez • La Ciotat

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ASTILLEROS DE MALLORCA

STILLEROS DE MALLORCA IS A REFIT AND REPAIR SHIPYARD FOR LUXURY sailing and motor yachts. It was first established in 1942 and pioneered the construction of a great variety of vessels. In the early 90s, Mallorca started to become the focal point for Superyachts that run both the Caribbean and Mediterranean seasons. Astilleros de Mallorca adapted to the requirements of this up and coming market and is considered today to be Mallorca’s Premier Shipyard. This recognition has been backed up by important awards such as the Boat International's ‘Best Superyacht Refit’. The yard's workforce is proud to conserve the rich heritage of the old artisan’s tradition while constantly keeping an eye on the future. Astilleros de Mallorca has recently invested heavily with the purchase of state of the art equipment, the latest in technology and new machinery. Also the redefined workshops have contributed to upgrade the facilities. The shipyard offers a full range of in-house services that include mechanical, electrical, stainless steel, carpentry, electronics and upholstery work. Despite having all their own departments and specialities, a yacht’s favourite supplier is welcome to join the project within the facilities. They will be supported by the experienced management team that will provide assessment in all the yacht’s requirements and needs. Astilleros has embraced the opportunities that the STP facilities have offered and expanded their business premises into this new working area; increasing their haul-out and working capacities. The professional Astilleros STP Team is based in offices 17 & 18 in the ‘RS Global Building’ and the unique, fully functioning mechanical and metal workshops are available for any specific job or complete refit. With more than 30 years of experience completing refits and repairs on approximately 120 yachts every year, the shipyard is honoured with a long list of loyal clients.

ASTILLEROS DE MALLORCA Contramuelle Mollet, 11 E-07012 Palma de Mallorca Baleares, Spain Contact: Diego Colon / Stefan Enders Tel: +34 971 710645 Email: info@astillerosdemallorca.com Web: www.astillerosdemallorca.com SUITABLE FOR VESSELS OF:

25 m+

IN HOUSE FACILITIES: Hull & structural work in: steel, aluminium, wood and composite plastics. Engineering: pipe-work, tanks, electrical and wiring, machinery overhaul and repair, shafts and propellers. Fitting-out work: joinery, furnishings, interior finishing, electronics, television, sat-com, sourcing/supply of fittings. Exterior work: hull cleaning and painting, deck refinishing, woodwork, sanding and varnishing. Exterior painting: afloat under cover, ashore under cover. MAIN LOCAL CONTRACTORS: All trades Slipways: 4 x Max length 74 m, Beam 11.5 m Weight 1700 tons, Draught 5.5 m Cranes: 3 x Max weight of lift 20 tons Alongside berthing: Max length 100 m Max draught 7 m Stern to berthing: 4 available. Max 80 m Tenting available: Yes Dayworkers allowed: Controlled Project office available: Yes

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MARINA BARCELONA 92

MARINA BARCELONA 92 S.A. Paseo Juan de Borbón 92 08039 Barcelona, Spain Contact: Henk Dreijer Tel: +34 93 224 02 24 Email: commercial@mb92.com Web: www.mb92.com

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ARINA BARCELONA 92 (MB’92) IS A COMPANY DEDICATED TO THE YACHT industry providing service, refit, repair and maintenance works to more than 90 superyachts per year with overall lengths from 35 up to 180 metres. MB’92 is located in the port of Barcelona, a strategic

stop-off point for the yachts on their journey between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. With 20 years of activity in the superyacht industry, MB’92 has the experience to undertake any yacht refit operation from start to finish guaranteeing the highest level of quality (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISPS). MB’92 has 100 employees on payroll and subcontracts work to more than 800 professionals during the high season, engineers and specialists from local workshops and international firms.

SUITABLE FOR VESSELS OF: 30 m – 200 m IN HOUSE FACILITIES: Syncrolift, Travelift, crane, forklifts, paint shed, hardstanding area, berthing area, storage areas, containers, dry dock.

Total facilities land area of 76,000 m2

Mooring area of 40,000 m2

18,000 m2 for offices, workshops & storage-space

Full exclusive yacht services

DRY DOCK FACILITIES MAIN LOCAL CONTRACTORS: All trades Drydock: Max length of vessel 210 m Travel lift: Max weight of vessel 150 tons Syncrolift: Max weight of vessel 2000 tons Cranes: Max weight of lift 200 tons Hard standing area: 76,000 m2 Quay length: 1400 m Covered sheds: Paint shed L: 125 m W: 25.75 m H: 28 m Tenting available: Yes Dayworkers allowed: Yes Project office available: Yes

Dry dock – an existing 210 m dry dock system, which is adapted for working with superyachts. 2000 ton Syncrolift® – a dry dock system with capacity for up to seven yachts measuring up to a length of 80 m each. Travelift – 150 ton with the capacity to dock yachts of up to 35 m in length and located in the dry working area of 15,600 m2. 4000 ton Syncrolift® – this new dry dock system will be operational in 2015 and will be able to accommodate five yachts simultaneously, with lengths up to 105 m each. UNDER COVER FACILITIES Paint shed – a floating and covered paint shed with the capacity to accommodate vessels of up to 125 m in length. DOCKING REPAIR AREAS Docking repair area – a new berthing repair area with capacity for six yachts up to 200 m in length each. DOCKING QUAYS Docking repair quays with the capacity to berth eight yachts each of up to 110 m in length.

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AMICO & CO SRL

MICO & CO IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW MAJOR SUPERYACHT REFIT AND REPAIR centres worldwide and has developed facilities at its Genoa yard to meet the precise requirements of superyacht refit and repair. Amico & Co can cater for all work whether the project is just to refresh the paintwork or a major conversion that may take a year of more. The yard can handle any type or size of yacht including the latest generation of large sailboats. It also specialises in working on classic and antique yachts where dedicated care is required. The aim at Amico is to complete each project on time and on budget. Since 1991 the continual growth of the Amico & Co shipyard has given testament to its leadership in the refit & repair industry and the yard itself has a 30,000 m2 surface which includes 10 refit and repair covered areas and paint sheds specifically designed for projects up to 75 m in length and equipped with force ventilation systems to maintain necessary temperature/humidity/emission conditions. By the end of 2013 a new fundamental step will be reached, improving Amico & Co facilities and the services offered to yachts of 70+ m. A new 100 m sheltered graving dry-dock will be completed inside the yard area and will be equipped with state-of-the art and environmental friendly technical systems for paint overspray recovering and treatment, heating & lighting. The company is particularly renowned for its painting skills (its contractual painting standards and warranty

AMICO & CO SRL Via dei Pescatori, 16128 Genova, Italy Contact: Mr. Filippo Censi Buffarini Technical & Customer Care Manager Tel: +39 0102470067 Email: amico.yard@amicoshipyard.com Web: www.amicoshipyard.com SUITABLE FOR VESSELS OF: 18 m - 270 m IN HOUSE FACILITIES: 10 paint-refit sheds, 20 berth max 110 mt LOA, in-house departments: Engineering, shaft alignment, engine and generator servicing and reconditioning, shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technical systems. Paint work, from primer application to topcoat refinishing. Wood carpentry, teak decking and yacht interior refurbishment. Electrical workshop. Official services: MTU, CAT, Northern Lights, Idromar and Berg.

conditions have been recently upgraded), for engineering Amico & Co is an official contractor for leading companies such as MTU, Caterpillar, Northern Light, Berg and Idromar. The company headquarters also boasts a new crew area designed and dedicated to crew members. It is equipped with SAT TV, internet Wi-Fi connection, small kitchen area, snack points, etc. Access is allowed seven days a week and at all hours with a company provided crew badge. The large number of clients who bring their yachts back to the shipyard for repeat work is testimony to the dedicated service and skill that Amico & Co can bring to repair and refit work. Amico & Co is a World leader in this field and has the in-house skills and management to make each job a satisfying experience for owners, captains, managers and crews as well as the shipyard. Project organisation and management procedures are fully integrated thanks to a management system which has been perfected over 20 years. This is an indispensable tool for both the Amico & Co team and for the Client, who is kept constantly informed and who can monitor the state of progress of his project. Amico & Co has a long experience of working to meet all Flag State and Class regulations and interacts with important associations such as Confindustria and ICOMIA and was the first shipyard in Italy to attain the environmental management standard certificate ISO 1400.

MAIN LOCAL CONTRACTORS: All trades Drydock: Max length of vessel 270 m Travel lift: 320 and 835 tons Cranes: Max weight of lift 835 tons Hard standing area: 30,000 m2 of docking and yard area Alongside berthing: Max 110 m Stern to berthing: Max 110 m 10 x sheds up to 60 m LOA, Covered sheds: dry-dock shed 75 m LOA and coming by the end of 2013 a new 100 m sheltered graving dock inside the yard Tenting available: Yes Dayworkers allowed: Restricted Project office available: Yes

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LUSBEN-VIAREGGIO

LUSBEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; REFIT AND REPAIR Viareggio: Via Coppino, 441 - ITALY Livorno: Piazza Mazzini, 92 - ITALY Contact: Paolo Simoncini - Marco Nuovo Tel. +39 0584 3801486 (Viareggio) Tel: +39 0586 415621 (Livorno) Email: service@lusben.com SUITABLE FOR VESSELS OF: 20 m â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 130 m IN HOUSE FACILITIES: Project management, engineering, mechanical, joinery, stainless steel.

L

USBEN WAS ESTABLISHED DURING 1956 IN VIAREGGIO TO REFIT YACHTS BOTH large and small. It was one of the first companies to dedicate itself to this business and the experience gained over the years has made it a benchmark of the Superyacht refit sector. The Company continued to grow in

prestige, as did the yachts that were refitted at its Viareggio yard and in 2000 it became part of the Azimut-Benetti group. Benetti has since extended its Superyacht refit activity to its Livorno shipyard. Lusben is a system of single source solutions brought together to cover all the assistance, maintenance and repair needs of large yachts. The services that make Lusben an ideal partner include: refit and repair; berthing; documentation management and technical supervision and across-the-board assistance. Both yards are able to offer all types of service and refit to yachts of any size, power or sail. Viareggio also has a dedicated paint shed that is environmentally controlled that is proven to give excellent results. In Livorno Lusben are able to haul and launch boats to 2500 tons using a recently installed synchro lift.

MAIN LOCAL CONTRACTORS : All trades REFIT & REPAIR - VIAREGGIO Travel lift: Crane: Trolley: Trolley: Seafront area: Paint shed: Crew Accommodation:

Lusben provide a comprehensive service covering all the needs of a modern yacht including administrative formalities, the most common being class renewals, upgrades and reflagging. Lusben performs significant mechanical, structural and interior refits, as well as providing the necessary support to upgrade electronic systems onboard. All refit 600 tons 30 tons 250 tons 80 tons 30,000 m2 up to 60 m Yes

REFIT & REPAIR - LIVORNO Travel lift: 300 tons Trolley: 1050 tons Floating dock: 110 m Drydock: 145 m Syncro lift: 2500 t Seafront area: 45,000 m2 Hard standing area: All sizes of yachts can be accommodated Alongside berthing: Possible Covered sheds: up to 80 m Paint shed: up to 60 m Tenting available: Yes Project office available: Yes Crew Accommodation: Yes

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and repair services are performed with the support of marine engineers, specialised technicians and craftsmen many sourced from the best in Viareggio and Livorno, both internationally recognised centres of yacht building excellence. In the spring of 2004 the Lusben Viareggio marina restructured to offer moorings with full facilities for about 40 yachts ranging in length from 20 to 65 m. Since it opened for business, Lusben has refitted more than 1000 vessels, including many of the most famous in the history of yachting.

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AGENTS

ALL SERVICES S.R.L Via Del Castillo, 17, Portosole, San Remo 18038, Italy T: +39 0184 533533 F: +39 0184 531035 E: as@allservices.net www.allservices.net Contact: Dr. Alessandro Sartore – Broker/Ship Agent

ASIA PACIFIC YACHT SERVICES SDN BHD 45 Persiaran Mutiara Kelana Mas, Kuah, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia T: +60 (0)49551544 F: +60 (0)49552544 M : +60 (0)194499422 E: nick@asia­pacific­superyachts.com www.asia­pacific­superyachts.com Contact: Nick Coombes – Managing Director

All Services, a highly reputable ship agent based in Sanremo Italy, has been assisting Yachts throughout the Mediterranean since 1980. Whatever your needs in all ports along the Cote D’Azur, the entire Italian coast and beyond, All Services are there for you.

Asia Pacific Superyachts is Asia's largest affiliation of yacht agents. The network of highly experienced companies covers: Andaman Islands & India; Borneo; Hong Kong; Bali & Indonesia; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; Phuket, Thailand; Koh Samui, Thailand; Seychelles; Singapore; and Sri Lanka. Common services provided include: Yacht Agency Services; Aircraft Permits; Berthing; Carpentry & Finishing; Check­In/Out; Crew Placement; Engineering Services; Govt. Assistance; Handling Yacht Charters; Help on 7 days; Legal Assistance; Provisioning; and Shipping.

AGENTS

AGENTS

KIRTON & CO LTD 18/19 Europa Centre, Floriana VLT 15, Malta T: +356 21234360 F: +356 21223413 E: operations@kirton.com.mt www.kirton.com.mt Contact: Philip Grech - Director

MID ATLANTIC YACHT SERVICES Rua Cons. M. da Silveira, 3, Horta, Faial, Azores PT9900-144, Portugal T: +351 292 391616 F: +351 292 391656 E: mays@mail.telepac.pt Contact: Duncan Sweet – Managing Director www.midatlanticyachtservices.com

Kirton & Co Ltd. is a family owned business founded in 1884. The company has developed to become the leading ship and superyacht agents in Malta. We are proud to represent the US Navy & Royal Navy. The company has an excellent reputation for its integrity.

Serving all needs and desires of crew & vessels crossing the Atlantic to Europe & the Mediterranean.

AGENTS

ASSOCIATIONS

S & D YACHTS LTD. Seabreeze. Guiseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex MSD 14, Malta T: +356 21331515 F: +356 21332259 E: info@sdyachts.com www.sdyachts.com Contact: Peter Fiorini Lowell – Director

PROFESSIONAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION B.P. 41, 06601 Antibes Cedex, France T: +33 (0)493 34 91 16 F: +33 (0)493 34 21 83 Email: info@pya.org www.pya.org Contact: Alice Wring

S&D Yachts were established in mid 1976 to cater for all the visiting yachtsmen to Malta. We offer berthing arrangement, Customs & Police Immigration clearance in/outwards, Duty-free fuel & Provisions, in-water repairs as well as yard repairs. We are now also operating from Tunisia.

The PYA was founded in 1991 to create a recognised professional status for seagoing members of the yacht industry. Today theAssociation has close ties with the organisations that monitor various qualifications now required by professionals within the industry. The association will also assist personnel beginning a yachting career with constructive and useful advice.

AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT

AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT

ICON CONNECT Focal Point, Lacerta Court, Letchworth, Herts SG6 1FJ, UK

MOBIUS DESIGN GROUP INC 9121 Paragon Way, Boynton Beach, Florida 33472, USA T: +15617367720 F: +15617367721 E: vicki@mobiusdesigngroup.com www.mobiusdesigngroup.com Contact: Vicki Shand-Horn – Vice President

11 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NT , UK T: +44 8702 330044 1 rue Suffren Reymond, 98000 MC, Monaco T: +377 (97) 98 24 87 E: paulr@iconconnect.com www.iconconnect.com Contact: Paul Rose – Director Audio Visual – IT – Security – for Super Yachts and Super Homes

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AGENTS

Mobius Design Group is a perfect niche business, filling a very particular need; expertly designed and meticulously engineered entertainment systems for the most discriminating marine and residential clients. It’s as simple as that! And while Bob Horn is eager to demonstrate his worldclass operation, he’s also quite discerning when it comes to doing business. High standards and high expectations must be met.

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CARPETS

CREW AGENTS

TAI PING CARPETS EUROPE S.A Hôtel de Livry, 23, rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris - France T: +33 1534 59065 F: +33 14020 9071 M (France): +33 (0)609 76 83 75 M (UK): +44 (0)7800 848 973 Tai Ping Chelsea Harbour, 406-407 Design Centre East, London, SW10 0XF T: +44 (0) 207 808 9655 F: +44 (0) 2078089659 E: xavierbonnamy@taipingcarpets.com www.taipingcarpets.com Contact: Xavier Bonnamy – Sales Manager

DOVASTON CREW C/ Joan De Saridakis 2, Edificio Goya, Localia Marivent, Palma de Mallorca 07015 Spain T: +34 971 677375 F: +34 971 677785 Email: Info@dovaston.com www.dovaston.com Phil Edwards - Managing Director

Tai Ping Carpets is the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury custom carpets and has developed a special Yacht Division. Latest completions: M.Y. Katara, M.Y. luna, M.Y. Vava II, M.Y. Quattroelle, M.Y. Ace, M.Y. Musashi, M.Y. Seven Seas, M.Y. Lady Olga, M.Y. Alfa Nero, M.Y. Hampshire II, M.Y. Vitruvius, M.Y. Mogambo, S.Y. Red Dragon, S.Y Twizzle.

Dovaston Crew is renowned for placing quality crew on quality yachts. We have three departments. Deck Department: for captains, mates, bosuns and deckhands. Engineering Department: for engineers, electrical engineers and ETO’s. Interior Department: for chefs and all interior staff.

FENDERS & MARINA EQUIPMENT

FENDERS & MARINA EQUIPMENT

FENDERHOOKS LLC 409 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407 USA T: +1 561 832 3434 F: +1 561 832 6577 E: fenderhooks@gmail.com www.fenderhooks.com Contact: Fred Volkwein – Designer

MEGAFEND MOORING PRODUCTS 3001 SW 3rd Avenue, Unit 1, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33315 USA T: +1 954-759-9929 F: +1 954 759 9122 E: info@megafend.com www.megafend.com Contact: Garry Linne – President

Custom designed and fabricated FENDERHOOKS for superyachts, using a prestigious line of hardware from Linelockers, Harken, and Schaefer: includes all stainless steel cam cleats, EZ Fairleads, Standoffs, TenderWhips. Vessels to 100M+, stainless steel core to 6mm x 150mm, using a low maintenance WOW leather and natural sheepskin wool, custom locator embossing on each FenderHook, supplying Aere Inflatable Fenders, and custom dock lines. Drop the ‘industrial look’ and add style to your rails using the ‘FENDERHOOK’ brand.

Megafend is a one stop mooring products solution for New Builds and Refits. At Megafend Mooring Products we can custom fit orders to your specific applications. Megafend has built its reputation through hand-on experience and are now in their third decade of crafting speciality mooring products. Our commitment is to provide our clients with innovative, extreme quality products, each with outstanding value. Add to that absolute order turnarounds, timely delivery assurance and personalised customer service.

GLASS AND TANK MONITORING

INSURANCE

TILSE INDUSTRIE-UND SCHIFFSTECHNIK GMBH Sottorfallee 12, 22529 Hamburg, Germany T: +49 (0)40 43 20 80 80 F: +49 (0)40 43 20 80 888 E: tilse@tilse.com www.tilse.com Contact: Hans-Joachim Tilse – Managing Director

PANTAENIUS YACHT INSURANCE 34 Quai Jean-Charles Rey, Monaco MC98000 MONACO T: +377 97 98 43 43 F: +377 97 98 43 40 E: info@monaco.pantaenius.com www.pantaenius.com Contact: Michael Kurtz – Managing Director

Founded in 1974 TILSE Industrie specialises in the design, production and installation of marine glass to power and sail vessels in the Superyacht Industry worldwide. Amongst our many specialities is the production of curved glass that helps to complement the graceful lines of today’s modern yachts. Our well-known brands are FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® plane and bent glass, MICROCLEAR® heated glass made out of FORMGLAS SPEZIAL®, SOLARDIM® compound glass made out of FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® with dimmer function.

Specialising in yacht insurance Pantaenius is a recognised brand name throughout the world with subsidiaries in eight strategically placed locations able to offer support in ten different languages. Around 50,000 owners place their confidence in Pantaenius by insuring their yachts with us, including Superyachts value in excess of Euro 100m.

INSURANCE

INTERIORS

STURGE TAYLOR UK / STURGE TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES LTD 84 High St, Southampton SO14 2NT Tel +44 238 0222666 E: info@sturgetaylor.com

ELITE BESPOKE YACHT LINEN Contact: Alexandra Swindells – Sales Director T: (+34) 620 266 212 (Mobile) T: (+34) 971 224 977 (Office) E: sales@eliteyachtlinen.com www.eliteyachtlinen.com

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

FRANCE / STURGE INTERNATIONAL SERVICES SARL Residence des Fleurs, 15 Rue Sadi Carnot, 06600 Antibes, France T: +33 (0)4 93 95 22 95 E: info@sturgetaylor.com Societe de courtage en assurance immatriculé a l’Orias

www.sturgetaylor.com Sturge Taylor have been insuring the finest yachts in the world for over 30 years. With our unparalleled depth of experience we provide owners, captains and manager’s peace of mind with insurance on highly competitive terms.

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Supplier to the Super Yacht Industry of branded Luxury Egyptian Cotton Bespoke Yacht Linen. Full embroidery & monogram service. Worldwide delivery • Luxury Cabin & Table Linen • Bedding • Mattresses • Towels • Cashmere throws • Abyss – Yves Delorme – Hamam – Heirlooms – Franchinimare – Frette – Pratesi – Quagliotti – Celso de Lemos

ELITE YACHT MATS www.elite-mats.com Specialists in protective marine yacht mats for the dock, galley, laundry, bridge, engine room & wet area matting. Printed or embroidered with the yacht logo.


LIGHTING

HILL DICKINSON 3 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4JU, UK T: +44 (0) 207 283 9033 E: tony.allen@hilldickinson.com Contact: Tony Allen – Partner Palais Saint James, 5 avenue Princesse Alice, 98000 Monaco T: +33 6 43 86 73 73 E: david.reardon@hilldickinson.com Contact: David Reardon – Partner www.hilldickinson.com/yacht

UNDERWATER LIGHTS LIMITED The Great Dunton Forge, London Rd, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2TD, UK T: 44 (0)17 32 45 57 53 F: +44 (0)17 32 74 32 33 E: klare @ underwaterlights.com www.underwaterlights.com Contact: Klare Urquhart

Hill Dickinson’s yacht team are market leaders in the provision of legal services to the Superyacht industry. In addition to its yachting and yacht finance capability, the firm’s expertise in all areas of marine law is also acknowledged.

Manufacturers of the original Underwater Lights TM brand since 1991, Underwater Lights Limited TM is the leading manufacturer of Marine Lighting products. Quality products based on cutting edge R+D has made the brand the ‘must-have’ accessory for the world’s top shipyards. Producing over 15,000 lights to cope with the harshest of marine environments, work is carried out from design, lighting plans and products to complete vessel control systems. Products are crafted from extreme pressure tested materials and are fully Lloyds approved. Underwater Lights has built up an enviable reputation within the Marine Industry via a full global distribution system and unrivalled aftersales care.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PELAGOS YACHTS Sea View, West Quay, Ramsey, Isle of Man IM8 1DW, UK Declan O’Sullivan – E: dos@pelagosyachts.com T:+441624 819867 (office) M: +447624 461317 Chris Stewart – E: crs@pelagosyachts.com T: +441624 819867 (office) M: +447624461050 www.pelagosyachts.com

KOELLN-JACOBY

Pelagos Yachts Limited is an independent yacht management company based in the Isle of Man but with a global focus. Through our experienced team of yachting professionals and our world-wide network of contacts, we provide impartial advice based on the clients specific requirements. We are able to co-ordinate the various aspects of yacht ownership and operation. These include yacht registrations, VAT & Tax advice, insurance, finance, ISM/ISPS, project management and crew recruitment and payroll services.

Muehlenberg 69 22587 Hamburg, Germany M: +49 162 10 55 303 www.koelln-jacoby.de &RQWDFW-HQV0H\HUò2ZQHUƀ'LUHFWRU

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Trust your project to trusted hands. Owner/Director Jens Meyer serves your interests as a yacht owner with uncompromising integrity and dedication. His expertise and Koelln-Jacoby’s dynamic team of experienced specialists are your guarantee of megayacht owner representation ‡5L^I\PSKYLÄ[VYTHPU[LUHUJL¶^LJVTIPULWHZZPVUMVY yachts and German precision with a single-minded focus on your needs and wishes. 7KDWâVDSURPLVH\RXFDQFRXQWRQ

MARINAS

MARINE SCHOOLS

ANTIGUA YACHT CLUB MARINA Falmouth Harbour, Antigua T: +1 (268) 460 1544 F: +1 (268) 460 1444 E: aycmarina@candw.ag www.aycmarina.com Carlo Falcone - Managing Director

JPMA (JOHN PERCIVAL MARINE ASSOCIATES) Marine House, 86a Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 3BD, UK T: +44 (0)151 632 4000 F: +44 (0)151 632 4776 E: mate@hss.ac.uk www.sailorsworld.co.uk Contact: Anna Percival-Harris – Managing Director

Situated in Falmouth Harbour the marina is a complete facility ideally located for all services in the English and Falmouth harbour area. We can accommodate boats up to 400’, that draw up to 25’.

MARINE SURVEYORS WARD AND MCKENZIE (YACHT CONSULTANTS) LTD 14 Deben Mill Business Centre, Old Maltings Approach, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BL UK T: +44 (0) 1394 383222 F: +44 (0)1394 388765 E: info@ward-mckenzie.co.uk www.ward-mckenzie.co.uk Contact: Sir Ian Collett – Managing Director International Yacht Surveyors and Legal Consultants. Survey offices throughout the UK, Russia and Europe, the Med (extending Portugal to Turkey), Canaries, BVI, Trinidad, Thailand/Malaysia and S. Africa. MCA accredited to 24m. LY2 pre coding inspections. Bank valuations. Project Management on new builds and refits. In house legal advice in respect of all purchases, new build/refit contracts, VAT, leasing, yacht registration, offshore incorporation and dispute resolution.

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Shorebased RYA/MCA training courses to Yachtmaster Ocean, MCA modules and STCW 95 courses. Oral preparation for OOW, Master & Engineer Oral Exams, ISM related matters, Specialist supplier of Hydrographic Office and Publishers charts.

MODELS

1:50 Scale Model of ‘Dione Sky’ L.O.A. 151ft built by Palmer Johnson. This Motor Yacht was the commitee boat at the 2012 Antigiua Classic Yacht Regatta

T: +44 (0)1702 420440 Email: supermodelyachts@aol.com www.superyachts-supermodels.co.uk Contact: John Bertola – Managing Director Over 280 highly detailed scale models have been built for satisfied clients worldwide including the Aga Khan and the Sultan of Brunei. Both sailing and motor yachts can be recreated in precise detail, and to a scale of your choice. John’s spectacular and accurate models are highly sought after at auction and can represent a sound investment.

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SUPERYACHT WEB Colin Squire Publishing, PO Box 7, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2QD UK T: +44 (0)1986 894333 E: colinsquire@yachtingmatters.com www.SuperYachtWeb.com Contact: Colin Squire – Publisher

EUROTASK LTD Little Meadow, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Hampshire PO7 6HD UK T/F: +44 (0)23 9226 7755 Email: info@eurotaskltd.com www.eurotaskltd.com Contact: Mark Luffingham - Director

LINKING THE WORLD OF SUPERYACHTS Superyacht Web – a free and exclusive, private social network for Superyacht Professionals. www.SuperyachtCaptains.com • www.SuperyachtChefs.com www.SuperyachtEngineer.com • www.SuperyachtCrew.com All linked to one online Superyacht show – what else do you need?

OWNERS REPRESENTATIVES

PAINT SURVEYORS

CONSULTANT MARINE ENGINEERS LIMITED The Penthouse, 9, Pier View Court, St Thomas Street, Ryde, IOW PO33 2DL, UK T: +44 (0)75 38 93 2230 E: charlie@cmeltd.co.uk www.cmeltd.co.uk Contact: Charlie Baker – Managing Director

MARTEN YACHT PAINTING ADVICE AND INSPECTION Van Ommenstraat 3, 8326CP St. Jansklooter NETHERLANDS T: +31 527246855 F: +31 527245688 M: +31 620429425 E: info@mypai.nl www.mypai.nl Contact: Marten Heetebrij – Managing Director

CME are amongst the premier Superyacht consultants and are associated with a portfolio of new builds of the highest quality. CME act as technical representative for the Owner and Captain during a build and if required undertake the Owners representative position. CME oversee a project from concept, delivery and beyond and with over 150 new builds completed CME instinctively add quality of detail to a project and encourage the highest of standards from the builders.

Steered by over 40 years of experience we offer a superb knowledge of modern yacht paint and application systems to captains, owners, management companies, paint suppliers, applicators, insurance companies, etc.

PROPELLERS

REFIT & REPAIR

PIENING-PROPELLER Am Altendeich 83, 25348 Glückstadt, Germany T: +49 4124 916812 F: +49 4124 916852 E: pein@piening-propeller.de www. piening-propeller.de Contact: Mathias Pein – CEO & COB

ASTILLEROS DE MALLORCA Contramuelle-Mollet 11, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain T: +34 971 710645 F: +34 971 721368 E: info@astillerosdemallorca.com www.astillerosdemallorca.com

PIENING-PROPELLER supplies complete propulsion systems, from gearboxes to propellers, including struts, for MEGA yachts and HIGHSPEED yachts. The company designs and produces various types of propellers from a diameter of 800mm upwards and shafts with a several length up to 16,000mm. PIENING-PROPELLER is ISO 9001/2008 certified by GLC

Our growing list of established clients help to justify our claim to be the Superyacht Repair Centre of the Mediterranean. Astilleros de Mallorca has four slipways to 74 m plus 220 m of outfitting quays and have expanded into the STP refitting area.

REFIT & REPAIR

REGISTRATION

MARINA BARCELONA 92, S.A. Paseo Juan De Borbon 92, 08039 Barcelona, Spain T: +34 93 224 02 24 F: +34 93 224 02 25 Email: info@mb92.com www.mb92.com Contact: Pepe Garcia-Aubert - Managing Director

DOMINION MARINE CORPORATE SERVICES LTD Prospect Chambers, Prospect Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1ET, UK T: +44 (0)1624 682400 F: +44 (0)1624 682401 E: info@i.im www.i.im Contact: Chris Allix – Director

Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) is the largest facility in the Mediterranean that is exclusively dedicated to service-refit, repair and maintenance of large yachts. With facilities of 76,000 m2 we can accommodate yachts with overall lengths from 35 up to 180 meters. MB’92 has a 210 m dry dock, 2,000 ton Syncrolift®, 125 m paint shed, 150 ton Travelift, docking repair quays for 8 yachts up to 110 m, and a berthing repair area for 6 yachts up to 200 m.

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Eurotask - the Night Vision specialists FOR ALL YOUR NIGHT VISION REQUIRMENTS From small powerful hand held Digital Night Vision and Guide Thermal Imaging products to fully installed, state of the art OceanView Poseidon/Zeus tri camera packages with radar tracking and IP control.

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Dominion specialises in yacht and superyacht ownership structures, pleasure and commercial yacht registration, VAT on purchase and sale, importation into the EU and crew solutions, including banking and payroll. Licensed by the Financial Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man.


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SECURITY

SECURITY

ALLMODE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SERVICES 20 Parliament Street, Ramsey Isle of Man IM8 1AP Office Tel: +44 (0) 845 004 8000 Mobile: +44 (0) 7624 461317 E: info@allmode.org www.allmode.org Contact: Declan O’Sullivan – Managing Director Allmode is a leading provider of security services to both the yachting and commercial maritime industry. Allmode offers cost effective security solutions. Our operational capability is worldwide. Our consultants are predominantly drawn from British Forces and are highly trained operatives with a broad range of skills including Corporate Protection, Physical Security, Executive and Physical Asset Protection.

STABILISERS

TEAK DECKS

NAIAD DYNAMICS UK LTD Unit 15 Trafalgar Wharf, Hamilton Road, Cosham, Hampshire PO6 4PX UK T: +44 (0)23 92 539750 F: +44 (0)23 92 539764 E: ukspares@naiad.com www.naiad.com Contact: Steve Colliss – Sales Manager

TEAKDECKING SYSTEMS 7061 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243 USA T: +1 941 756 0600 F: +1 941 756 0406 E: yacht.services@teakdecking.com www.teakdecking.com Contact: Alan Brosilow – Manager USA

Naiad Dynamics, recognized world leader in the design & manufacture of Ship Motion Control Systems and equipment for yachts of all sizes. AtRest® and AtSpeed® Roll Stabilizers, Advanced Ride Control Systems, Interceptors, Bow &Stern Thrusters, and Integrated Hydraulic Systems. OEM support for all Vosper, Naiad, KoopNautic and MDI systems

Teakdecking Systems pre-manufactures teakdecks in pre-trimmed panels for ships and yachts. Planks can be straight or curved to the planksheer of the vessel. Our craftsmen also create beautiful custom interior floors. We perform installations and refurbishments worldwide and carry TDS caulking, cleaners, epoxies and adhesives.

TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT Radarweg 36, 1042 AA Amsterdam NETHERLANDS T: +31 204 488 590 F: +31 204 488 596 E: info@sevenstar-yacht-transport.com www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com Contact: Richard Klabbers – Managing Director

STARCLASS YACHT TRANSPORT 33 Rue du Portier, MC 98000 Monaco Tel: +377 9777 0375 Fax:+33 82 118 8347 Email:info@starclassyachttransport.com www.starclassyachttransport.com Contact: Jan te Siepe – Director

Sevenstar Yacht Transport is the world's leading provider of yacht transportation services on a lift-on-lift-off basis. One of the company’s greatest strengths lies with its parent company Spliethoff. The Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group is the largest ship owner in the Netherlands, specializing in heavy lift vessels which are ideal for carrying yachts.

WEBSITE DESIGN

Mr. te Siepe is the inventor of yacht transport. His company Starclass is an “one stop shop” for all your yacht transport requirements. We give you independent advice, we will find you the best transport possibilities, dates, prices and better (payment) conditions.

YACHT SHOWS

INNERSHED LTD 7, Oak Tree Business Park, Basey Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6PZ, UK T: +44 (0)1603 735576 E: design@innershed.com www.innershed.com Contact: Jimmy Clabburn – Managing Director We build websites. It is what we have always done and we are fantastic at it! We hand code custom and bespoke responsive websites in state of the art code. Our personal approach and unrivalled service ensure that you get the website you want. With over 14 years in the business, we are one of Norfolk's oldest and most experienced website companies. Get in touch with one of our project managers who will help realise your website ambitions. We are experts in Website Design and Development, Software and App Development and Search Engine Marketing.

25th – 28th September 2013 Port Hercules, Monaco www.monacoyachtshow.com

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It basically was an art before. We’re just starting to scratch it into a science. Dennis Conner “Courageous” Winner, America’s Cup, 1974

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rt and science, an unlikely combination. Yet, in 1973, Awlgrip launched

a revolutionary state of the art topcoat combining the best of both and changed the future of yacht paints forever. Chemistry and color fused like never before, a finish so deep, full of lustre with unmistakable gloss. The Awlgrip look was born and for 40 years our industry-leading innovation has kept the world’s yachts looking their best. Awlgrip. Beauty through innovation.

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