Episodes

PROJECT SERENA

Season 3, Episode 2 28 JULY 2022

In the second episode of our new season of YachtTalk Specials, we’ll be looking ahead to the introduction of Heesen’s significantly updated 55m Steel series, one of the Dutch shipyard’s most successful platforms to date.

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PROJECT JADE

Season 3, Episode 1 30 JUNE 2022

In this first episode of the new season of YachtTalk Specials, we are at the Heesen shipyard in Oss, where they’ve just commenced the build of Project Jade. Following Aquamarine and Sapphire, Jade is the third vessel in the 50m aluminium series. Superyacht designer Frank Laupman shows off the highlights of her exterior design, and you might also learn a thing or two about aluminium welding. Since the shipyard was founded more than 40 years ago, Heesen has used aluminium to build its ultra-fast and efficient yachts. To let you in on a few of the secrets of lightweight yacht building, naval architect Sjoerd van Herk takes us behind the scenes in Shed 6.

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THE FUTURE OF YACHT PROPULSION

Episode 11 24 JANUARY 2022

To keep yachting as we promote it on YachtTalk, the industry needs to take drastic steps to reduce its footprint. One of the key challenges is how to develop yachts with cleaner and more efficient propulsion systems. While hydrogen remains a focal point, there are plenty of effective short-term solutions to meet strict emissions targets. In this episode of YachtTalk, we take a look at cleaner alternatives, and address how we should fundamentally change the way we approach energy in yachting.

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DESTINATIONS

Episode 10 20 DECEMBER 2021

While the pandemic still limits our travel options, we are dreaming of open water and new destinations to take our yachts. The Med is still everybody’s favourite, but the next generation of owners and charter clients seek out more adventurous, original and sustainable destinations to maximise their return on experience. In this episode of YachtTalk we explore new horizons to find the next superyacht hotspots.

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PROJECT COSMOS LAUNCH SPECIAL

Episode 9 23 NOVEMBER 2021

The yachting industry is a small world with great opportunities for young ambitious professionals. But that’s also a well-kept secret. The sexiness of the yachting lifestyle does not necessarily reflect on the shipyards and suppliers that find it hard to attract and nurture talent in a tight labour market. In this episode of YachtTalk we discuss the challenges and opportunities of human resources in yachting.

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A CAREER IN YACHTING

Episode 8 18 OCTOBER 2021

The yachting industry is a small world with great opportunities for young ambitious professionals. But that’s also a well-kept secret. The sexiness of the yachting lifestyle does not necessarily reflect on the shipyards and suppliers that find it hard to attract and nurture talent in a tight labour market. In this episode of YachtTalk we discuss the challenges and opportunities of human resources in yachting.

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF MOSKITO

MYS special episode 5 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

It’s no secret that a great crew makes all the difference for a client’s superyacht experience. And on-board 55-metre Heesen yacht Moskito guests are served by the best of the best. In this last special episode from the Monaco Yacht Show we go behind the scenes to find out what’s it really like to live and work on board a superyacht. What does their daily routine look like? What drives them, what are the challenges? Please meet Captain Richard Gall, Deckhand Solimar Velasco, Chief Engineer Matthew Hickey, and Chief Officer Kyle Newton.

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THE SAILING YACHT INDUSTRY

MYS special episode 4 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

In this episode we take a deep-dive into the fascinating world of sailing yachts. We are invited on board the stunning S/Y RIBELLE, designed by Malcolm McKeon and built by Vitters for Paola Trifirò and her husband. The proud owner will give us an exclusive tour on board this Maxi Yacht Rolex winner and share with us her sailing passion. We’ll be joined by Marcel van der Spek, chairman of the Holland Yachting Group, and Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman, who will tell us more about buying, building and owning a sailing vessel.

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OWNING A SUPERYACHT

MYS special episode 3 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

In this MYS Special of YachtTalk, broadcast from the Heesen yacht Moskito, we are taking a closer look at the buying and owner experience of a superyacht. First question to answer of course: would you prefer to own a yacht or to charter? And if you’re buying, how do you realise the yacht of your dreams? As Ben Geary of Döhle Superyacht, which manages Moskito, confirms, management companies greatly contribute to the owner’s experience. Together with Stewart Campbell, editor-in-chief at Boat International, we will talk about market trends and the dos and don’ts for future yacht owners.

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YACHTING AND THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

MYS special episode 2 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

After two years it’s good to be back in Monaco! In this episode we are delighted to welcome Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing The superyacht industry has embraced social media as an influential tool to build brands and inspire audiences. Although the superyacht world is relatively small and friendly, content creators need to walk a thin line when it comes to client confidentiality and discretion. So what are the dos and don’ts in this domain? How do you successfully build an audience? And how do you make your content stand out? Discussing these topics on YachtTalk: Sara Gioanola, Heesen’s PR & Press Office Manager, Tom van Oossanen, superyacht photographer, and Scott Hampton, yacht painting and social media specialist.  

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