Megayacht News Radio

Megayacht News Radio

Megayacht News Radio introduces luxury-yacht enthusiasts to leaders in the industry, from the top shipyards to the premier design studios and more. As the official podcast of MegayachtNews.com, it enhances the website's focus on real stories of real interest. MegayachtNews.com is the first, and only, independent website devoted to helping American yacht owners and their representatives make better-informed decisions when it comes to commissioning and using their yachts.

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May 19, 2009 30 min
Megayacht News Radio is a division of MegayachtNews.com. Megayacht News Radio is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, Bob Saxon, a renowned consultant in the yacht industry, discusses the weak economy's impact on builders and owners and provides specifics on steps everyone can take to improve their current situation.
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Megayacht News Radio is a division of MegayachtNews.com. Megayacht News Radio is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, Capt. Mark Drewelow, head of YachtAid Global, discusses how he's successfully delivering much-needed supplies to poor regions in the USA and around the world with the help of megayacht owners and crews...
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July 21, 2009 32 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Michael Moore, a longtime leading maritime attorney, about tips to keep in mind when negotiating contracts, and especially mistakes to avoid when buying or selling a yacht.
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August 17, 2009 22 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Marcel van der Spek, commercial director for Esthec. Esthec is leading the way for durable, eco-friendly materials to replace teak on the decks of superyachts.
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August 18, 2009 30 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Rich Lazzara, vice president of Lazzara Yachts, which has been quietly working on a new model--and, perhaps a sign of a positive change in the economy, has signed a contract to build hull no. 1 of that new model.
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Henk De Vries of Feadship's Royal De Vries, and get an overview of its fully custom and semicustom contracts, as well as how the economic crisis has affected it.
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Kristen Cavallini-Soothill, the director of the American Yacht Institute. AYI trains yacht crew in everything from silver service to the importance of teamwork: the skills necessary to perform their jobs to the bes...
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Rick Thomas of Nautical Structures. Nautical Structures designs, engineers, and builds customized passerelles and tender-launching systems, among other things, for some of the world's most prominent yachts and ...
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry who discuss timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Missy Johnston, owner of Northrop & Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters. She shares insight into why yacht charter offers a better experience than cruise ships, how she matches clients with the right yacht, and w...
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry, who talk about timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Todd Roberts, the vice president of Marine Group Boat Works. This San Diego company specializes in superyacht refit and is making an impact along the West Coast.
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Paul Fowkes of Barclays about how the international banking and economic crises have affected yacht lending, and what owners should do if they're in the market to buy.
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December 15, 2009 26 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.org, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry, who talk about timely issues that can enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Stefano Tositti of BWA Yachting, about yacht management and support: how his firm provides everything from berth reservations to guest transfers, and how the needs of yachts continue to grow.
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December 21, 2009 23 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Mark Bononi of MHG Services, which provides insurance for yacht crew and owners alike.
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March 2, 2010 19 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Tim Davey, who as a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association helps inform captains of the latest regulations affecting clearance into the United States--and helps get the message to Washington that someti...
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April 2, 2010 26 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Bruce Johnson, president and chief designer of Sparkman & Stephens. The renowned naval architecture firm has designed literally thousands of famous yachts, as well as commercial and military craft. Johnson disc...
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April 8, 2010 25 min
Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with designer Joe Artese of Joseph Artese Design, who has worked on a number of sailing and motoryachts in his 30 years in the marine business. He talks about some recent projects as well as what he enjoys most about cu...
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that can enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with Dean C. Klevan, the newly appointed president and CEO of the International SeaKeepers Society. He shares details on some of the Society's initiatives and what drives his passion for protecting the world'...
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Megayacht News Radio, a division of MegayachtNews.com, is a podcast series featuring leading members of the superyacht industry discussing timely topics that enhance enjoyment of the water. In this episode, we speak with designer Dickie Bannenberg, of Bannenberg & Rowell. He shares his thoughts on the design process, what it's like bringing someone's dream to reality, and the challenges that lie ahead for owners and the...
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February 13, 2019 26 min
Steve Gresham of Gresham Yacht Design hung his own yacht-design shingle in 2011, but his experience in working with superyacht clients dates back farther. In fact, he's worked with some of the biggest names in the design and build worlds. In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, Gresham shares insight into his inspiration as a professional yacht designer, as well as challenges that he's faced. He also shares what excites hi...
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February 26, 2019 22 min
We've all heard of owners' representatives in the superyacht sector... but what exactly does this person do? And, do you need one? Diane M. Byrne discusses the details with Peter Wilson, co-founder of MCM, who has taken on the task with a variety of owners over the years, most recently the owner of the Feadship Najiba.Among the things Wilson discusses:1. Does an owner need a formal owner's representative? Is the role th...
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