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Greek Islands Yacht Charter

A Charterer’s Guide to Greece

With further developments hinting towards a significant opening of Greece's gates to the international superyacht community, there's no better time to start thinking about it as a charter destination.
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Sanctuary Cove

How much is your yacht worth?

It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a huge effect on the superyacht community. With inventory low and demand still strong, many owners have found themselves in a great position to sell up.
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Acropolis of Athens at sunset with a beautiful dramatic sky

Greek Charter Regulations: an ever-changing feast

After many years of navigating difficult legislative waters, Greece is making further progress towards becoming a fully charter-friendly destination.
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Chef Henry Dowling

Hang out in the galley with Chef Henry Dowling

Ocean Independence speak with the new chef on MANA I, Henry Dowling, about his career highlights, his favourite ingredients and why guests should pay him a visit.
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Head Chef Chef Cassanelli

In Conversation With: Chef Cassanelli

Ocean Independence speak with Chef Cassanelli, head chef at Restaurant Lux Lucis, to discover how his motivation and style have evolved and to understand firsthand the significance of his menus.
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MARALA classic superyacht

Observations from MARALA – an elegant lady back on the water

Following a two-year rigorous and loving restoration programme at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, the iconic MARALA has undergone a comprehensive refit.
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Gucci Osteria in Florence

An Exclusive Conversation with Chef Karime Lopez

Karime Lopez, Chef at Gucci Osteria in Florence, chatted with Ocean Independence to give a personal account of her rise to stardom and her drive to embrace seasonal and inventive cuisine. 
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Marialuisa Francia

International Women’s Day – Marialuisa Francia

This International Women's Day, Ocean Independence speak to naval architect Marialuisa Francia to discover more about her role and where her motivation lies.
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Lauren Wardley, Ethical Yacht Wear

International Women’s Day – Lauren Wardley

To celebrate International Women's Day, Ocean Independence gained some fascinating insight from Lauren Wardley on her entrepreneurial spirit, motivation and passion. 
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Friso Visser, Heesen Yachts

Ocean Independence and Heesen Yachts: An interview with Friso Visser

Ocean Independence caught up with Heesen Yachts’ Chief Commercial Officer, Friso Visser, to discuss the shipyard’s achievements in 2021 and to offer some insight looking ahead to 2022.
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Teak yacht deck

Yacht Construction: Teak Shortages and Sustainability

Teak may soon become a thing of the past in superyacht construction due to sustainability issues and the growing pressure for yachts to become more socially responsible.
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Superyacht Berths: Top 5 Marinas

From leisure and refit facilities to proximity to airports and the best cruising areas, discover our pick for five of the top superyacht marinas in the Mediterranean.
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Bahamas yacht charter

The Bahamas: A Year-Round Yachting Paradise

Offering the opportunity to explore turquoise waters fringed by velvet shores and swim with vibrant marine life amongst colourful coral reefs, a yacht charter in the Bahamas is an idyllic getaway.
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Yachts in Antigua harbour

Explore Antigua on a Winter Yacht Charter

A timeless yachting haven located in the centre of the Leeward Caribbean islands, Antigua is a highly popular stopover during a luxury yacht charter itinerary.
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The River Thames, London

Mark Delstanche – Conquering The North Atlantic (One Oar At A Time)

The first person in history to row solo and unsupported between New York and London in a 7m (23ft) boat, Mark Delstanche has accomplished a truly epic journey.
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Yacht moving through water

Your Guide To Buying A New Build Yacht

With the yacht sales market booming and superyacht stock levels currently lower than average, more and more potential owners are considering purchasing a new build project.
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Captain Kelly Gordon

Women In Yachting: Captain Kelly Gordon

Whilst cruising back from Nassau after a busy ten-day charter, Captain Kelly Gordon took some time to reflect on her journey into the maritime world and aspects of life as a female Captain.
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Christian Fornaro airborne

In Conversation With: Christian Fornaro

Ocean Independence Yacht Finance Specialist Christian Fornaro discusses both avenues of his life: yacht and aviation finance solutions and a thrilling hobby.
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Chef Mauro Colagresco

Fine Dining in the French Riviera: A Conversation With Chef Mauro Colagreco of Mirazur

In a conversation with Ocean Independence, Chef Mauro Colagreco speaks of his passion, alongside his dream to put environmental concerns at the centre of his creations.
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Greg Norman

In Conversation With: Greg Norman

Ocean Independence chatted with Greg Norman to learn more about what drives the former international golfer and discuss his love of yachting.
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Meet the Owner: AZZURRA II

Swiss publisher Jürg Marquard has owned 48m superyacht AZZURRA II for almost ten years. He reveals how he uses the yacht and why he bought it in an interview with Ocean Independence.
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Edward Johnson

A Conversation with Superyacht Furniture Designer Edward Johnson

Ocean Independence is delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with UK-based superyacht furniture designer Edward Johnson to talk about the past, present and future of his work.
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yacht at anchor

Watersports Rules and Regulations: What You Need To Know

We explore the watersports regulations in some of the most popular yachting destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond.
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Top sailing destination

The Top 6 Hotspots For Sailing Yachts 

From the perfect winds and sailing conditions, to the best secret spots to discover, we have highlighted some of the top global locations to fully relish the opportunity of chartering a sailing yacht.
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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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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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