Take a look around yachting, especially at yachting advertising, and a stark reality is apparent. The industry portrays men as the owners, the business professionals, and especially the captains and deck crew. Jenny Matthews, a deck crewmember, wondered why after eight years in the business she had never once worked with a fellow female deckie.
As the chairman of the International SeaKeepers Society, Jay Wade (above, right) engages yacht owners who support its ocean-conservation mission. From honoring environmental supporters like Amos Nachoum (above, left) to spreading the word about its scientist-led expeditions, educational-outreach programs, and more, Wade is passionate about the cause. We spoke with him recently to learn more
While working for a fine restaurant, Jaclyn Sienna India noted key aspects of luxury hospitality. For instance, the chef not only knew where every ingredient came from, but also could talk in detail about their origins. The same held true with the sommelier for the wines. Why, she wondered, were other luxury-hospitality professionals, especially in
CEOs tap executive-search firms to help fill their senior ranks, since they have insight into professionals not always immediately identifiable. Furthermore, many businesses arrange mentors to work with rising stars. So why doesn’t anybody do this in yachting, especially to identify and support captains? Malcolm Jacotine and Brendan O’Shannassy asked those same questions, and answered
VesselsValue is a London-based company that for nearly a decade has provided vessel, fleet, and portfolio market valuations for the commercial-ship industry. It’s now doing the same for yacht owners and the yachting industry. VesselsValue’s superyacht values database is the first publicly available platform providing purchase prices, as well as new-build contracts and more. The
Yacht clubs in his native Australia, hotels around the world, and private collectors from the United States to the UK and beyond turn to John Woulfe for artistic expressions they cannot get anywhere else. Woulfe draws inspiration from his home country’s famous bush, as well as the ocean. In fact, the sailing-yacht sculpture here is