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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Buddy Darby, Christophe Harbour: Megayacht News Leadership Series


Charles Pinckney “Buddy” Darby III is a superyacht owner with a super vision. He has a 154-foot (47-meter) Perini Navi, Andromeda la Dea. He’s further Christophe Harbour’s developer. Christophe Harbour, in St. Kitts, is a marina meant for megayachts. The first 24 berths will open in December, for yachts to 213 feet (65 meters). Ultimately, […]

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Motoryacht Como Splashes at Feadship for Neville Crichton


Neville Crichton is well-known in superyacht circles. And now he’s joined the Feadship circle of superyacht owners. The 151’6” (46.22-meter) Como launched this week for the New Zealand native. “Having built many yachts in New Zealand, my choice of Feadship came after a careful and extensive examination of its expertise and facilities,” Crichton says. “Once […]

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Interview With Owner of Benetti’s Ocean Paradise


Many megayacht owners prefer to stay out of the spotlight, particularly the media spotlight. Not so for Adrian Lee, who owns the new Benetti Ocean Paradise along with his brother. The two Singapore-based men, who oversee a diverse portfolio of residences, restaurants, hotels, and more, spent the past three years bringing their vision of Ocean […]

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Lawsuit Over Sequoia Dismissed, Former Presidential Yacht to Be Sold

PHOTO: Ron Cogswell

The owner of Sequoia, the former Presidential yacht, has agreed to default judgment and attorneys’ fees for the company that loaned him money a year ago. Yesterday, a Delaware Chancery Court judge signed the formal dismissal of the case, meaning Sequoia can be purchased by the loaning company for a previously agreed-upon $7.8 million, minus […]

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