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 17 – BOAT Briefing with filmmaker Mark Dalio

This week, the team reflect on the 2020 World Superyacht Awards winners, including the incredible adventures of Dorothea III, there's news on the refit of Marala, the beautiful 1931 boat that's hosted Salvador Dali, 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.

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

This week, 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.

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