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Listen Now: BOAT Briefing, Featuring Joe Michaels From Tech Company HaptX


In this week's episode of the BOAT Briefing podcast, the team talk through all the biggest headlines from the world of superyachting, and features director Charlotte Hogarth-Jones gets a fascinating insight into haptics technology and how it could transform yacht design and construction.

Editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell, meanwhile, offers a window into a recent interview he conducted with Burgess boss Jonathan Beckett, who agreed to sit down and talk about his 40 years in the superyachting business – and what it was like to work with Donald Trump.

Charlotte also discusses an interview she conducted with the owner of Ocean Dreamwalker III, a new Sanlorenzo 500EXP, about his cruise in Alaska, and why carrying a helicopter transformed the experience of exploring this remote wilderness by yacht.

Deputy editor Caroline White walks through all the big stories from the last week, including news that Heesen has started constructed on 67 metre superyacht Project Sparta, and the launch of Feadship's top secret future flagship, Project 1010.

Joe Michaels of Tech Company HaptX

The team also digs into stats around the sailing yacht market, and reveals how this year stacks up against previous years in terms of sailing superyachts delivered and sold. Don't miss this insight into the state of the industry, with figures derived from our market intelligence platform BOAT Pro.

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