Megayacht News Leadership Series: Capt. Ian Bone

Time spent as a professional in higher education may not seem to have any bearing on yachting. However, Capt. Ian Bone, who held such a job in his native Australia before entering the marine industry, says otherwise. Bone realized a key part of his job as a sailing instructor and then a captain was inspiring […]

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Megayacht News Leadership Series: Mykolas Rambus


When companies marketing to ultra-high-net-worth individuals want facts, they turn to reliable research sources. Wealth-X, which says it has the world’s largest culled database on these consumers (with net assets of $30 million or more), is among them. In analyzing the spending habits of more than 100,000 ultra-wealthy individuals globally, Wealth-X has uncovered information vital […]

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Robbie Doyle, Doyle Sailmakers: Megayacht News Leadership Series


After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in applied physics, with a focus on fluid flow, Robbie Doyle joined Ted Hood’s renowned sail-making operation. Doyle, who had been making sails since he was 15, thrived under the master sail-maker for a decade. When Hood sold the company in 1982, Doyle started Doyle Sailmakers in […]

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Claudia Potamkin, Global Oceans: Leadership Series


Claudia Potamkin (at right in photo) is a lot of things: a yacht owner, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, an ocean advocate, a mother, and more. She doesn’t switch her proverbial hats according to the crowd she’s in, however. Rather, each aspect of Potamkin’s life dovetails with the others. A childhood spent canoeing with her father […]

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Billy Smith, Trinity Yachts: Leadership Series


It makes sense that Billy Smith and John Dane, who raced sailboats together as kids, lead one of North America’s most highly regarded shipyards, Trinity Yachts. Smith’s family owned several successful marine businesses in New Orleans. His father was an avid sportfisherman and co-founder of the Louisiana Sportfishing Club. Smith divided his early summers between […]

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