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Pursuit The Big Blue

Killer whales, giant squid, stealthy sharks and turtle hatchlings; there's a world beneath the waves that's just waiting to be explored

1 TURTLE TALES ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

From December to February each year, the planet’s largest turtles flock in their thousands to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to nest. Kalipur Beach in North Andaman is one of the very few in the world to host four species of protected turtle: leatherback, olive ridley, green and hawksbill. Visitors can witness the conservation work undertaken to ensure the survival of these exceptional creatures and their eggs. After an incubation of around 45 days, the tiny hatchlings emerge and are encouraged to make their way down to the ocean – a magical and moving sight to behold.

Giant turtle

2 SHARK SHOW SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is famed for its Big Five, but thrill-seekers are venturing offshore for the ultimate buzz: diving with ragged-tooth, aka grey nurse sharks. The Aliwal Shoal is one of the world’s top dive sites, home to an array of tropical sea life, as well as vast numbers of sharks, which congregate on this rocky reef from June to November. On a single dive, you can spot oceanic blacktips, tiger sharks and the aforementioned ‘raggies’, as they are known locally. Although relatively harmless, the sight of an 8ft jagged-toothed ‘raggie’ is a sure-fire adrenaline hit for any diver.

grey nurse sharks

3 A WHALE OF A TIME AUSTRALIA

In a tiny patch of ocean, 65km off Bremer Bay in Australia’s remote south-west, a natural wonder occurs every February and March: the air is filled with sea birds and the waters throng with giant squid, sperm whales and, at the epicentre, the largest group of killer whales discovered in the southern hemisphere. These giants appear to be attracted by a deep-sea fuel deposit that is fertilising the surrounding ocean, creating a powerful feeding opportunity. ‘Visitors are 99-per-cent guaranteed to spot this gigantic pod,’ says Daphne d’Offay, senior charter broker in Fort Lauderdale.

killer whale / orca

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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