Superyacht Podcasts

BOAT International's new podcast, BOAT Briefing, takes you behind the scenes of the world of superyachts, with news, comment, analysis and access to some of the characters that make this industry so special. Find links to listen to BOAT Briefing below.

Episode 31 - BOAT Briefing with world renowned car designer Giles Taylor

In this week’s BOAT Briefing, Editor Stewart Campbell interviews world renowned car designer Giles Taylor, who’s been tasked with reimagining the future of superyacht design. The team also discuss the America’s Cup, legendary pop icon Rod Stewart, and the most impressive kids’ spaces onboard – from virtual reality rooms to science labs. There’s news and data analysis too - in this episode, we’re looking at which nationality buys the world’s biggest boats...

Previous episodes


Episode 1 - BOAT Briefing with tennis superstar Rafael Nadal

Join the BOAT International team in our new BOAT Briefing podcast, as they talk superyacht events, what territories are opening and closing to yachts, the latest spying scandal to rock the America's Cup and some of the impressive new launches hitting the water. We also have an exclusive interview with tennis superstar Rafael Nadal about his brand new boat.

Episode 2 - BOAT Briefing with chairman of the World Superyacht Awards

Join editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell and the team for our latest podcast as they discuss why Hollywood loves to blow up superyachts, latest news, what to expect at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, and hear our exclusive interview with Richard Raper, chairman of the World Superyacht Awards, as nominations for the 2021 awards open.

Episode 3 - BOAT Briefing with Nina Jensen, CEO of Rev Ocean

On this week’s podcast the team share their yachting highlights from the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival, discuss new threats facing the Galapagos islands, talk crew salaries with information gleaned from the annual Dockwalk Salary Survey, and sit down with Nina Jensen, CEO of ground-breaking superyacht REV Ocean.

Episode 4 – BOAT Briefing with treasure hunter Jimmy Gadomski

This week features director Charlotte Hogarth-Jones and deputy editor Caroline White discuss the latest headlines – from superyachts on fire, to speedy new launches being kept tightly under wraps, and executive editor Cecile Gauert speaks to Jimmy Gadomski, a technical diver and captain about the secretive world of treasure hunting...

Episode 5 – BOAT Briefing with My Song owner Pier Luigi Loro Piana

In this week's podcast, we discuss why the Feadship Lady May is making headline news, the cancellation of the Cannes Yachting Festival at the 11th hour and some positive data coming out of the superyacht industry. We also sit down with Pier Luigi Loro Piana to talk about the loss of his superyacht My Song in May last year.

Episode 6 – BOAT Briefing with Arksen chairman, Jasper Smith

This week we delve into the exciting COVID-proof cancellation deals charter brokers are offering; learn about the superyacht owner trying to bring an easy home-test kit to market; plus Stewart goes on a rant about cringe-worthy superyacht TV programmes. We also sit down with Jasper Smith about his eco-focussed explorer yacht brand Arksen.

Episode 7 - BOAT Briefing with sensory expert Professor Barry Smith

In this week's podcast, we discuss how superyacht behaviour is changing, the latest launches, and why Forrest Gump is now associated with a superyacht project. We also meet sensory expert Professor Barry Smith, who talks about how our faculties work and interact with each other, and how owners can exploit this information to transform their yacht into a sensory paradise.

Episode 8 – BOAT Briefing with superstar sailor Ken Read

This week the team talk Tenet and why 73 metre superyacht Planet Nine is the real star of the hit movie. Listeners also get an insight into the 100-metre-plus market, given the news Dutch yard Amels has recently signed its biggest ever boat, 120 metre Project Signature. Superstar sailor Ken Read, meanwhile, sits down to discuss his career and why he grew up hating sailing!

Episode 9 - BOAT Briefing with Skip Novak, high latitudes sailing expert

In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, the team reveal why it's not all bad news on the brokerage front, why Australia might be ripe for a charter boom and how the superyacht industry is trying to clean up its act. We also speak to Skip Novak, the master of high latitudes sailing. Hear about Skip's career skippering yachts in Antarctica and some truly scary crossings of Drake Passage.

Episode 10 – BOAT Briefing with F1 champion Nico Rosberg

This week the team discusses why more women are buying boats – and why we need to rethink yacht marketing to target them better – delves into the latest data on the explorer yacht market and reveals the latest launches and deliveries. Plus, editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell speaks to sustainability entrepreneur and Former F1 champion Nico Rosberg. Nico talks about his love of yachting, relives some of his F1 glory and tells us why catamarans are the next big thing.

Episode 11 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht design stars, part 1

In the latest episode of BOAT Briefing we bring you the first part in a special interview series with design icons Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood. Earlier this year we sat down with the trio to discuss their starts in the superyacht business, and what it was like to work in the legendary studio of Jon Bannenberg. Part 2 and 3 of the series will feature in following week's, so stay tuned for a fascinating insight into the lives and work of three of the biggest names in yachting.

Episode 12 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht design stars, part 2

This week we bring you the second part in a special interview series with design icons Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood. Earlier this year we sat down with the trio to discuss some of the ground-breaking projects they had worked on and how the superyacht industry has changed over the years. Part 3 of the series will feature in next week's BOAT Briefing. Stay tuned for a fascinating insight into the lives and work of three of the biggest names in yachting.

Episode 13 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht design stars, part 3

In episode 13 of BOAT Briefing we bring you the third and final part in a special interview series with design icons Andrew Winch, Terry Disdale and Tim Heywood. Earlier this year we sat down with the trio to discuss everything from their starts in the business to what the future holds for superyacht design. The first two parts are also available now – so don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from three of yachting's biggest names.

Episode 14 - BOAT Briefing with Joe Michaels of tech company HaptX

This week the team discusses an intriguing conversation with Burgess boss Jonathan Beckett – starring a tale about Donald Trump – as well as the Alaskan adventures of Ocean Dreamwalker III and the freshest data on sailing superyachts. Features director Charlotte Hogarth-Jones speaks to Joe Michaels of Californian-based tech company HaptX, and discusses what haptics are, and what they mean for the future of yacht building.

Episode 15 - BOAT Briefing with Niel Fox, founder of Based on a True Story

This week, the team discuss the unfolding US presidential election, along with the Trump Princess and JFK's elegant Honey Fitz. Plus, there's news from FLIBS, special insights on the world's biggest new boats, stats on the growth of German shipyards, and an exclusive interview with Niel Fox, founder of Based on a True Story, a company that designs, builds, and manages magical journeys around the world, often incorporating superyachts.

Episode 16 – BOAT Briefing with Jack Cowin, owner of 60m superyacht Slipstream

In this episode of BOAT Briefing, we sit down with Jack Cowin, the owner of 60m superyacht Slipstream, who talks about how a business opportunity morphed into a lifelong love of yachting. We also discuss all the latest news, including the relaunch of Kaos, formerly Jubilee, and the delivery of Damen explorer La Datcha. We also dig into some sportfisher stats and reveal some headline numbers from the Global Order Book.

Episode 17 - BOAT Briefing with filmmaker Mark Dalio, founder of OceanX

Join us as the team reflect on the 2020 World Superyacht Awards winners, including the adventures of Dorothea III, there's news on the refit of Marala, and as talk turns to Netflix sensation The Crown, Stewart Campbell recalls another celebrity favourite where Princess Diana was once famously photographed. Plus, we speak with filmmaker Mark Dalio, who tells us all about OceanX, his new ocean exploration initiative.

Episode 18 - BOAT Briefing with Pete Murphy from security company Priavo

In episode 18 of BOAT Briefing, the team talk Thanksgiving, why so many superyacht projects have been delayed in 2020, and delve into next-generation medical practices on board. This week's interviewee is Pete Murphy from security company Priavo, who talks ending up a fugitive in Papua New Guinea, the importance of local guides, and why you may not know your crew as well as you think.

Episode 19 - BOAT Briefing with Captain Lee from hit TV series Below Deck

Join us for an exclusive interview with Captain Lee from the hit reality TV series Below Deck, as he tells us about his new-found fame, spills some show secrets and recounts some of the craziest guest requests he's ever received. Meanwhile, the team talk about the Dutch master who can make you a Lego superyacht, and look at some Christmas bargains – a clutch of Caribbean charters that have had their prices slashed.

Episode 20 – BOAT Briefing with Chris Gartner, Captain of Black Pearl

In episode 20, the team discuss the yachts spreading out from the Med to warmer waters, the secrets of 180 metre Azzam, and name the year's biggest brokerage deals. We also discuss the toll 2020 has taken on the mental health of superyacht crews, and discuss the headlines from the week. Plus, we catch up with the captain of 106.7m Oceanco-built Black Pearl, to hear what it's like helming the world's biggest sailing boat.

Episode 21 – BOAT Briefing with Jeremy Jauncey, from Beautiful Destinations

Join us for episode 21 of BOAT Briefing, we meet Jeremy Jauncey, the man behind the 14-million follower Beautiful Destinations Instagram account, and learn how to take the perfect selfie. The team also talk last-minute Christmas gifts, test each other's yachting knowledge and discuss all the latest superyachting news. Plus, we dig into the Global Order Book to examine the precise state of the superyacht industry.

Episode 22 – BOAT Briefing with Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess

In the last BOAT Briefing of 2020, we spend some time with one of the most fascinating figures from the superyachting business, Jonathan Beckett. Joff, as he's commonly known, has been active in the industry since 1981, and has been involved in some of the biggest boat deals in history. Hear him recount highlights from his long career – and spill the beans on what it was really like to work with Donald Trump.

Episode 23 - BOAT Briefing with adventurer-explorer Mike Horn

In the first BOAT Briefing of 2021, the team discuss Feadship's in-build explorer Shinkai, why support vessels are becoming more and more popular and all the biggest headlines from the week. We also review 2020's full-year brokerage figures to see how the year stacked up in terms of sales. Our interviewee this week is adventurer Mike Horn, who talks about his incredible career – and when an iceberg nearly rolled on top of him.

Episode 24 - BOAT Briefing with Five Deeps expedition artist Alexandra Gould

Join us and listen as the team discuss the news that 2020 was a record-breaking year for boat sales in the US, the shortage of charter yachts for the upcoming Med season, and the extraordinary laziness of one particular superyacht stewardess. We also talk Wally and dig through data on superyacht deliveries last year, and speak with artist Alexandra Gould, who took part in the groundbreaking Five Deeps expedition.

Episode 25 - BOAT Briefing with Fraser CEO Raphael Sauleau

In episode 25, the team talk restoration and some of the classic boats that have been rescued from the scrapheap, we discover which Hollywood A-lister Eddie Jordan has been sailing with, and discuss some standout videos that have appeared on the website this week. Caroline White, meanwhile, sits down with Fraser boss Raphael Sauleau to get his take on the state of superyachting, and hear how he got into yachting.

Episode 26 - BOAT Briefing with specialist ice pilot Hayat Mokhenache

Catch up with the team as they discuss the sudden popularity of sea shanties, how a classic 1925 motor yacht wound up in a trailer park in northern California, and some exciting developments in the world of personal submersibles. This week's interviewee is Hayat Mokhenache, a specialist ice pilot in Greenland, and we also dig into some data around the number of active superyacht shipyards around the world.

Episode 27 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht captain John Crupi

Join the team for episode 27 as they discuss sustainability and the superyacht industry, the latest in the developing Perini Navi bankruptcy, and dig into data around the brokerage market to discover why, despite everything, 2020 was a phenomenal year for boat sales. This week's interviewee is superyacht captain John Crupi, who piloted 45 metre Dorothea III to victory at the 2020 World Superyacht Awards.

Episode 28 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Carolyn Aronson

Join us as the team look ahead to the final stages of the America's Cup, discuss the yachts owned by superyacht designers and examine some exciting new semi-custom superyachts coming onto the market. Plus, Charlotte also sits down with superyacht owner Carolyn Aronson, who talks about buying a yacht without ever having chartered one, what it takes to be successful in business, and more.

Episode 29 - BOAT Briefing with Jimmy Carroll from adventure company Pelorus

In episode 29 of BOAT Briefing, we discuss the latest Covid controversy at the America's Cup, the inspirational story of the yacht Conidaw, and sit down with Jimmy Carroll from adventure company Pelorus, who has just finished rowing the Atlantic. We also discuss all the biggest news stories from the week, and dig into data around multihulls to see what the future holds for the novel hull form.

Episode 30 - BOAT Briefing with Tim Ciasulli owner of 40m Rebeca

Join us as we look into the transformative changes announced for this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the strange story of Saddam Hussein’s yacht Basrah Breeze and sit down with Tim Ciasulli, powerboating champion and owner of the 40 metre Benetti Rebeca. We also discuss all the biggest news stories, and the spectacular success of the US superyacht brokerage market in 2020.

Episode 31 - BOAT Briefing with world renowned car designer Giles Taylor

In this week’s BOAT Briefing, Editor Stewart Campbell interviews world renowned car designer Giles Taylor, who’s been tasked with reimagining the future of superyacht design. The team also discuss the America’s Cup, legendary pop icon Rod Stewart, and the most impressive kids’ spaces onboard – from virtual reality rooms to science labs. There’s news and data analysis too - in this episode, we’re looking at which nationality buys the world’s biggest boats...

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