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Sailing Yacht aerial view

20 Common Phrases with a Nautical Origin

The world of seafaring has a rich history and culture, and many of the phrases and idioms we use in our everyday language have their origins in nautical terminology.
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Owner’s Experience: On Board Sailing Yacht CAPTAIN COOK

With Owners Ahmet and Cigdem Ongun
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Peter Hürzeler

Meet the Team: Peter Hürzeler

With 30 years of experience in the yachting industry and thousands of sea miles to his name, we talk to co-founder and CEO of Ocean Independence Peter Hürzeler.
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Rebecca Pattinson

Meet the Team: Rebecca Pattinson

With a passion for her career and life as a whole, we dive into the intriguing world of Senior Charter Broker and ultramarathon runner Rebecca Pattinson.
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AQUARIUS superyacht

Superyacht AQUARIUS set to steal the show in all-new Netflix sequel

Dive into the luxury world of the Glass Onion yacht, AQUARIUS, the star superyacht from Netflix's sequel, "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery".
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Aerial view of yachts

Shaping the Future of Sustainable Yachting

What's already been done and where is the future likely to take us as we move towards a more sustainable approach to yachting?
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marco vandoni

Meet the Team: Marco Vandoni

To find out more about his impressive career so far, in the seventh instalment of our Meet the Team series, Ocean Independence sat down with Italian-born Senior Yacht Broker Marco Vandoni.
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Christmas and New Yacht Yacht Charter Destination

Top Six Christmas and New Year Superyacht Charter Destinations

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43m Sunreef eco superyacht

From Concept to Construction: 43m Sunreef eco-yacht

How a six-year journey ended with the world’s most eco-friendly superyacht in build.
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Judith Amselli

Meet the Team: Judith Amselli

After 11 years of outstanding work from our French Riviera office, we sat down with Charter Director, Judith Amselli, to learn a little more about her impressive career. 
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Motor or Sailing Yacht

Motor Yacht vs Sailing Yacht: Which is Right for You?

Choosing between motor and sailing yachts involves many important factors. Our expert brokers provide a balanced and informed view to find you the yacht that perfectly fits your requirements.
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Top 5 Helicopters for Superyachts

The world of private helicopters has presented an unparalleled level of efficiency for the most discerning superyacht owners.
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SOARING superyacht aerial view

Top Reasons to Consider Chartering your Yacht

How can you make the most of your financial investment when owning a yacht?
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Jeremy Comport - Group Director

Meet the Team: Jeremy Comport

After 5 years of stellar service in our French Riviera office, we had the chance to sit down with Group Director, Jeremy Comport, to find out more about his impressive career thus far.
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Top 10 Yacht Charter Destinations

Chartering a yacht offers a new level of luxury, exploration, and relaxation. But a big step of the decision-making process is selecting your yacht charter destination.
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Bahamas aerial view

5 Reasons to charter in The Bahamas

Boasting a wealth of history, culture, and cuisine, the 700 islands and cays of The Bahamas offer their own individual charm and adventure. 
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SOARING brunch food and drinks

Choosing food and drink on board a yacht charter

A vacation is not complete without the very best food and drink. Find out what to expect when dining on board a luxury yacht charter.
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How to choose the perfect charter yacht

The yacht you choose to charter can make or break your experience. Take a look at the factors determining whether a yacht is right for you.
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Charter yacht BLUE MAGIC aerial deck view

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

Take a look at the different factors which influence the cost of chartering a yacht.
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Thailand island

Unchartered waters – Exploring the treasures of Thailand

What awaits you on a Thailand yacht charter? Find out why Thailand makes for a truly unique and unforgettable charter experience.
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ELEMENTS Yacht Charter

How to charter a yacht

New and exciting destinations. Total privacy. Chartering a yacht is not for everyone, but if you seek a vacation that offers that extra ‘wow’ factor, then this is the right choice for you.
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Private jet flying

How to Book a Private Jet

Flying on a private jet is a luxury form of travel and has the ability to completely transform your flying experience.
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Yachts in Port

Yacht Management in a New World

The world has changed significantly over the past few years. From a global pandemic to supply shortages and economic crises - there has been a lot to adapt to.
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Stephanie Archer - Senior Charter Manager

Meet the Team: Stephanie Archer

To celebrate 15 years of service, we’re diving into the world of Senior Charter Manager, Stephanie Archer. 
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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Ultimate Atlas

Celebrating the new golden age of exploration in yachting and luxury lifestyle, ULTIMATE ATLAS explores new frontiers and unchartered territories. Someone who is synonymous with pushing boundaries and achieving the seemingly impossible is Sir Richard Branson – who we are delighted to feature as this edition’s front cover personality. Sir Richard speaks to Ocean Independence about a project very close to his heart – Virgin Galactic – and bringing commercial space travel to the public.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Custom Life

CUSTOM LIFE looks at the past, present and future of customisation and features an exclusive interview with the legendary Giorgio Armani, exploring how his eponymous label has evolved from fashion house to lifestyle brand.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Ultimate Technology

Welcome to Ultimate Technology, the fourth edition of PURSUIT. Our featured partnership with Tesla was borne from a client event we hosted at the iconic Tesla Zurich showroom. With Tesla being synonymous with sustainable technology and the yachting industry making revolutionary advancements in this area, Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder and the world’s most electrifying and famous eco-entrepreneur, is the perfect choice for the front cover feature.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Ultimate Craft

This eighth edition of PURSUIT explores the ultimate in human creativity, passion, innovation and master craftsmanship, being led by new levels of personalisation in yacht commissions.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Ultimate Style

This fifth edition of PURSUIT celebrates what can be considered the very epitome of yachting – style. From the intricate design of a yacht, to the choice of interior designer, through to the commissioning of crew uniforms – style is the essential ingredient.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Bold Innovation

Accepting the status quo is the easy option; making a meaningful change requires bold innovation. This edition of PURSUIT explores and celebrates the exciting advances being made across yachting.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Leading Legacy

The 11th edition in the series, LEADING LEGACY, celebrates storied brands and pioneering individuals whose innovations will leave the greatest inheritance, featuring an exclusive interview with Laird Hamilton – regarded as ‘the greatest waterman of all time’.

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Pursuit - An Online Journal

Future Optimists

The ninth edition in the series, FUTURE OPTIMISTS explores the themes underpinning the future of our industry and features an exclusive interview with Rolls-Royce, unveiling their new Coachbuild commission Boat Tail.

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Need help or advice?

The yachting journey can be complex with many decisions to be made. Get in touch with Ocean Independence, and one of our specialist consultants will help you make the right choices.

As a truly global company with 15 offices worldwide, we’re available 24/7 to help with any enquiries.

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