In this episode of BOAT Briefing, we sit down with legendary Hollywood director Roland Emmerich to discuss his beautiful classic motor yacht, where he loves to cruise – and how he just missed out on directing Titanic. We also talk through all the biggest headlines from the week, and pick out some of the boating highlights at the Palm Beach Boat Show.
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Episode 34 - BOAT Briefing with legendary Hollywood director Roland Emmerich
Episode 33 - BOAT Briefing with superyacht owner Tomas de Vargas Machuca
The team discuss Emirates Team New Zealand's big win in Auckland, and whether we might see America's Cup action in home waters sometime soon, the future of Colonel Gadaffi's old Sunseeker, and the hit documentary My Octopus Teacher. Our interviewee is superyacht owner Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who talks about his passion for classic sailing yachts.
Episode 32 - BOAT Briefing with videographer Shelton Dupreez
Catch up with the team as they talk glass, and the amazing things happening with the material in superyacht design and construction, we also catch up with all the latest news and discuss the growing popularity of support vessels. The team interview videographer Shelton Dupreez, who has made a career out of documenting guests' amazing trips on superyachts around the world.
Episode 31 - BOAT Briefing with world renowned car designer Giles Taylor
In this episode of BOAT Briefing, editor-in-chief 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...
Episode 30 - BOAT Briefing with Tim Ciasulli owner of 40m Rebeca
This week, 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 29 - with Jimmy Carroll from adventure company Pelorus
In this episode 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. The team also discuss 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 28 - with superyacht owner Carolyn Aronson
In episode 28, 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 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 27 - with superyacht captain John Crupi
In episode 27, the team 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 26 - with specialist ice pilot Hayat Mokhenache
In episode 26, the team 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. Episode 26'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 25 - 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.