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Listen now: BOAT Briefing, featuring Pete Murphy from security company Priavo

30 November 2020

In this week's BOAT Briefing podcast, the team talk Thanksgiving, and whether marshmallows should ever be paired with sweet potato, and discuss how COVID-19 has played havoc with the delivery schedules of superyachts worldwide.

This week's interviewee, meanwhile, is security expert Pete Murphy from Priavo, who sat down with Charlotte Hogarth-Jones to talk about how big a role security plays in superyachting adventures and becoming a fugitive in Papua New Guinea.

The team also pick out some of their favourite Daily Mail reader comments on a story about the World Superyacht Awards, and Charlotte brings you some more information on next-generation medical practices, which could see crew using virtual reality to conduct medical procedures on board. She also reveals why it's more important than ever to clean coral scratches.

Caroline picks apart the biggest stories from the week, including Heesen's collaboration with designer Luca Dini on the third hull in the yard's 55m series, Project Gemini, and the news that Sanlorenzo has added a new model to its line of semi-displacement yachts.

We also delve into some data around sport yachts. With the launch of the very cool Vanquish 115, it seemed a good opportunity to take a closer look at this market of fast, open boats – and examine why there's still a keen market for the ultimate wind-in-the-hair experience on the water.