SuperYacht Radio is a digital radio station broadcasting to the global superyacht community. We are industry focused delivering superyacht & global news together with interviews, discussions and general chat about all things that effect the community. From the construction of new boats, to the personalities behind the scenes and the environment we exist in, we cover it all. Listen to us 24/7 from wherever you are as we broadcast live from Palma de Mallorca.
Winston and Cynthia Zvanut Hovey join us to share their amazing story of leaving behind corporate life for the adventure of a career in the Caribbean, as captain and chef running 100 foot yachts. From living in a grass hut, running a pirate bar to handling millionaire yacht owners and charter guests, they have shared their incredible adventure in:
"There's a Yacht More To Life"
To know more in depth about superyacht communications, join us for 'The Geek Show', with Marcus Braz Bartlett, Technical Specialist with Axxess Marine as we discuss VSAT and 4G, and how to choose your best options for your Superyacht..
On 'Around the World' with the Howorths, Frances and Michael Howorth talk with Francesco Galli Zugaro, Founder and Owner of Aqua Expeditions. A luxury river and yacht cruise line that offer a unique brand of expedition cruising in the world’s most ecologically and culturally significant locales, Peruvian Amazon, the Mekong river in Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as the seas of East Indonesia and continued global expansion of two new vessels and three new destinations.
Sailing the seas while writing a novel! Join us as we chat with Karen Brady about her own life, and inspiration to write this moving memoir about her mother, the challenges of being a single mother in Britain's 50s and 60s, in her recently published novel, 'Agnes in Bloom'. This is a great story about one woman's true story of triumph over adversity.
Superyacht Technology News with Jack Robinson, discussing the technical aspects of superyachts. This episode he explores with us:
- Drones and Cyber audit
- Pushing the limits of exploration through technology
- A new kind of owner with a younger demographic which is pushing change
- why yachting often slips through the cracks of legislation for tech, exposing owners to risk and driving unfair competition.
- The myth of 5G
Paola Mialy joins us this morning to tell us about the new 'Young Professionals in Yachting' which has been set up in Spain, with the aim of networking, sharing knowledge, and nurturing long-lasting relationships within the yachting industry.
James L Blee joins us to all us about what is happening in the Asia Pacific region, an upcoming documentary, comedy in London as well as Bali winning Travel&Leisure magazine’s ‘World’s Best Award Hall of Fame’ after being voted onto ‘The Best Islands in the World’ list consecutively for the past 10 years.
Steve Brooks, British pilot, tells us of his upcoming flight with an original Spitfire, 27,000 miles around the world in the first and longest trip of its kind after restoring the WW2-era aircraft over ten years. With Matt Jones, they will stop off at 100 locations in 30 countries during their five-month worldwide trip,
We talk with Annabelle Boudinot, second captain for Race for Water, which set sail around the world, with only wind, sun and the ocean to power her on a five-year Odyssey.
They are dedicated to preserving the oceans from plastic pollution, focusing on awareness, solutions and research for ocean preservation and freshwater preservation.
We have the pleasure of talking with Raphael Sauleau, CEO of Fraser Yachts about their current acquisition. After 15 years with Azimut-Benetti Yachts Group, Fraser will now be growing with America's N°1 recreational boat and yacht retail group MarineMax Yachts, and we hear all about this exciting new chapter for them, it's development and benefits for both companies.
Around the World with Michael Howorth, is in the headquarters of Inmarsat Maritime, one of the world leaders in global, mobile satellite communications, across the aviation, maritime, enterprise, humanitarian, IoT and government sectors where terrestrial networks are unreliable. He talks with Ronald Spithout, President, Les Shortall, Director of Sector Development, Arvid Karlberg Business Development Manager and John Dodd, Director of Maritime Safety, about the developments of broadbands and full connectivity at sea, their service, Fleet Express, beyond traditional VSAT, the KA network, and the important need of connectivity and its development in the maritime sector,
Maeve & Dave are joined on The Overboard Show by Andrea Carmichael, COO of Axxess Marine, to talk about how she got into the superyacht industry and her path from crewing on Sailing Yachts to being the Chief Operations Officer of Axxess Marine, one of the most significant bandwidth solutions providers in the Superyacht Industry.
On 'Around The World" with the Howorths, Frances and Michael Howorth visit Karpaz Gate Marina in Northern Cyprus. The 5 Gold Anchor rated marina, enjoys the magnitude of the local “Karpaz” Peninsula and is designed for yachts ranging from five meters to superyachts of 55 meters in length, together with the largest and best possible maintenance facilities in the eastern Mediterranean. To get a well rounded view, they talk with Oykun Erueten, Operation Manager, Kadriye Altioglu, Technical Dept, Ayse Karaman and Lisa Singer.
A regular show on SuperYacht Radio, but this time we turn the mic onto Lee Savage, of Between Two Yeti's, to find out more about the man on the box, his own story and what he has discovered, talking and hearing the stories of people in this great big industry !
Peter Franklin, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at Metstrade, joins us to chat about the Sustainability panel discussions now agreed for this year's METSTRADE, with #antifouling and end of life #boats being some of the big topics,and the Rethink Plastic /Ocean Conservation Workshop at the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers - Ifbso Congress in Croatia, and the cooperation between the boat shows to further sustainability in our industry.
Rodolphe Holler, Co Founder of Tahiti Private Expeditions calls in to tell us more about the amazing diving and experiences in this part beautiful part of the world, diving Tahiti with superyachts, ocean conservation and we learned a lot more about sharks!
Linda Berry, Founder of The Superyacht Gathering joins us from New Zealand this week to chat about the importance of joining together people in our industry, from Owners, Captains to Designers, to share stories and provide a platform for innovative ideas to develop, to look a new #sustainable ways forward in our industry, and of course, #AmericasCup in NZ next year!
David Jamieson, Yacht Help Fiji joins us to share his experience and passion for yachting, the beautiful culture where he lives, and the incredible experiences available for Superyachts cruising there. He has been welcoming and working with superyachts in Fiji since 2001, and he tells us about the changes he has seen, and the developments in this unique part of the globe.
Brian O’Brien, Production Manager for over 30 years in the music industry with bands including Queen, The Corrs, Ellie Goulding, The Script ... talks about music, U2 and his long experience of life on the road and how it has changed!
Lea Milligan, Executive Director at Mercy Ships UK to tell us the story of Mercy Ships, how they started, the work, life and volunteer team onboard, the logistics of making it happen, the incredible work they have been doing and the differences they make, from surgeries, to mentoring and training to continue their work, around the world now focused particularly in Africa and the completion our 100,000th surgical procedure! A truly inspiring interview!
We discuss crew contracts / SEAs, their importance and the consequences of not having a proper written contract in place before you join a vessel with Iain Flockhart, a professional Yacht Captain for over 25 years, as well an industry journalist and mentor,
We were delighted to be speaking with Victor Vescovo, Extreme Adventurer as well as the Creator, Sponsor and Sub Pilot of Five Deeps Expedition and Patrick Lahey, Co Founder of Triton Submarines, and responsible for building "Limiting Factor" the worlds first titanium hulled submarine certified to full ocean depth, now finishing the 4th of 5 dives to the deepest part of our oceans, about the discoveries, the experiences and the long term contributions this exploration has contributed for future generations.
Anthony Gould, Director of Galileo Maritime Academy calls in from Phuket, Thailand to tell us about developing his training school, and the broad reach of courses for superyacht crew in this beautiful location boasting many positive amenities for those wanting to do their full training.
Sara Ballinger, Managing Partner of Crew-Glue joins us to chat about here own story in training people, to team development and it's long term importance aboard Superyachts, to overcome the issue of lack of crew retention and creating a strong dynamic team benefiting the highest levels of safety, service and collaboration onboard.
Karine Rayson, The Crew Coach joins us to chat about crew mental health, how different it can present in people, and what can be the trigger points, as well as reviewing the abc of first aid to help others in this position, and the various different supports people can turn to.
We are joined by Andres Colmenares – the specialist writer, researcher & co-founder of IAM, the alternative think-tank which explores the evolution of internet cultures and the influence of digital technologies, to talk about new survey showing we are spending more time online then in face to face communication and it's impact, and "Martini Time', a campaign to try and reinforce this important human connection.
Mental Health in the yachting industry...is there an increase in depression, anxiety and suicide in our industry and what is available to help #crew cope with this? We have a panel discussion about this issue, with Roger Harris from International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network, Debbie Cavaldora from Nautilus International, Tim Clarke from Quay Crew, Collin Squire of Yachting Matters, and Captain William Gould on #SuperYachtRadio
Michael tells Marieke about the special experience he creates for owners and guests, by hiring part of the crew from the destinations they visit and describes the incredible voyage onboard “Silent World” that led to them wining the inaugural “Australian Voyager Award 2018” and being nominated for the “Boat International Voyagers Award”, just held in London.
Zara begins with a brief history of Peter and Benetti’s history in Australia, along with reasons for Benetti Yachts supporting the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous at GGCM. She also chat though the different events themselves that happen during the week, the ASMEX Conference and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show . Peter is directly managing sales throughout the region, responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction levels and heading up after sales and marketing development to reinforce and build the Group’s preeminent presence across APAC.
As Chief Executive Officer at the Gay Group of Companies and Gold Coast City Marina, Trenton is a great host & active supporter of the Australian & International Marine Industry. Marieke has an engaging discussion about the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous and why he believes such events are important, in order to bring the Industry together to engage in open discussion, to give back to the industry and to invite future superyacht clients to a great experience.
Zara Tremlett, Superyacht Services Guide chats with Clare Wray, event organiser and a key member of the team that organizes the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous. She discusses her history within SE Asia where she was also a key member of the team that set up the inaugural Thailand Yacht Show and the Singapore Yacht Shows, along with the recent events of the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous 2019.
Michael and Frances talk with Toby Maclaurin, Sales & Marketing Director, Ocean Independence on board MY Soprano, telling us more about this superyacht, to explain more about the charter market worldwide, and the MYBA Charter Show and its significance.
We talk with Sara Duncan - Director of Crew & Concierge, as she shares with us her story of yachting life, the transition to being shore based, how she has developed her international yacht crew agency for both maritime industry and private household sector, and what they focus on when looking at recruiting yacht crew.
At the Palma Superyacht Show, Dave had the pleasure of chatting with Avnish Dhall, Ptw-Shipyard, at Palma SuperYacht Show about his own story, and the developments and growth at ptw - Shipyard, located in Tarragona, Spain, the heart of the Med.
At the Palma Superyacht Show, we had the pleasure of talking with Paolo Casani, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International, hearing about his own story, from fashion to yachting, and learning a lot more about how, with a century and a half experience, they continue to consistently expand in every area of the superyacht industry and how they remain one of the global leaders in luxury yachting activities.
At the Palma Superyacht Show, we had the pleasure of talking with Peter Hürzeler, Managing Partner and Founder of Ocean Independence and he shared his early story of travel and yachting, to beginning his company with a single boat, and growing Ocean Independence from there to be one of the fastest-growing companies in the luxury-yachting sector, with one of the largest crewed charter fleet in the world and an integrated service across sales, charter, management and build.
Michael and Frances Howorth at the MYBA Charter Show talk with Mark Duncan, Director at Fraser Yachts, and has over 25 years' sales, marketing and communications experience, and now author of "Smart Yacht Marketing", how he cam to write it, and what it is about, a very concise book which looks at the intricacies of marketing to the niche but expanding market of the superyacht industry, the guide to smarter sales and marketing -'smarketing' for this industry.
We chat with Alberto Perrone Da Zara, Sales Director of Yacht Refit, Lürssen, and hear his wonderful story from Italy to naval architecture, & around the world to eventually end in Germany, where he shares with us the benefits of working in this family run world famous ship building company, as well as his recent visit to Yare Networking
A 'round table' discussion about this topic, with a spectrum of perspectives from people in the industry. We are joined by Tim Clarke MD of Quay Crew, Colin Squire, Founder/Editor of Yachting Matters, Lindani Spes Mchunu, Academy Manager from Royal Cape Yacht Club, and Senior Crew Moctar Fall as we discuss the cultural, financial and societal reasons for this perceived bias.
We chat with Adrian Walker, founder of Boataffair with his wife Natalya, about the story of how he set up his company, and how he has developed a unique platform for boatowners to swap and share their boat experience throughout the world ⛵️
We chat with Mark Stothard, Director at Echo Yachts from Henderson, Western Australia, and hear about his story of how he developed one of the largest Australian shipbuilders and the development of the uniquely built MY White Rabbit, and the incredible beauty of #WesternAustralia !
We chat with Iain Flockhart,, a professional yacht Captain for over 25 years, who had over 90,000 nautical miles of MCA verified command experience before he even entered the industry., now as well an industry journalist. Focusing on the subject of older and more experienced Captains and crew, whether there is a perceived bias and the many benefits they can bring to a vessel.
We are joined by Joe Hollier: Peace of Mind Advocate and Insurance Specialist in Cyber Risk, about cybersecurity strategies to be considered, how they apply in the superyacht industry, as well as many other related topics.
We chat with the inspiring Rob McCallum, Founding Partner of EYOS Expeditions and Leader for The Five Deeps Expedition, as he shares with us about their second dive to the deepest point in the Southern Ocean, at 7,433.6 meters. The South Sandwich Trench has not been thoroughly explored and is the only subzero Hadal zone (deeper than 6,000 meters) in the world. No human has ever dived in the trench, and due to its remote location, this dive posed many logistical and weather-related challenges, however the scientific findings could prove to be groundbreaking.
An interview with Dr. Andy Lewis about the conservation work with the Coral Reef Foundation in Australia and his work with the indigenous people of Papua and young Melanesian women.
Andy is one of the most skilled and widely traveled ecotourism professionals in the Indo-Pacific region, with a strong background in small ship adventure cruising. He has managed the ecotourism activities aboard the luxury vessel True North for the last decade, exploring and delivering outstanding guest experiences across a wide variety of tropical locations, from the Rowley Shoals to the Kimberley and Great Barrier Reef in Australia; Komodo, Raja Ampat, and West Papua in Indonesia; the Bismarck Sea and Louisiade Archipelago in PNG, and the Western Province of Solomon Islands. Andy has a PhD in coral reef ecology from James Cook University and has extensive experience in scuba diving, surfing and kiteboarding in tropical locations. An expert underwater photographer and engaging public speaker, Andy’s passion for the reefs, islands and people of the South-Pacific is tangible, and drives the development of the Coral Sea Foundation as a platform for delivering his vision for sustainable reef management and the ultimate marine ecotourism experience.
An important aspect of his mission strategy involves selecting intelligent and determined young Melanesian women and training them in conservation theory, scuba diving and marine biology survey techniques so they have the skills to communicate the need for marine reserves to their local communities and are able to identify areas suitable for marine protected areas on their own coral reefs.