Episodes

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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MONACO YACHT SHOW PREVIEW

MYS special episode 1 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

After two years it’s good to be back in Monaco! In this episode we are delighted to welcome Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show, Olivier Lavagna, General Manager of Ports de Monaco, and Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club de Monaco. During the pandemic the world’s greatest superyacht event took the opportunity to re-invent itself and come up with a fresh new format. We want to know all about it, including the show’s highlights and future plans.

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XVENTURE DESIGN SPECIAL WITH WINCH DESIGN

Special episode 7 13 SEPTEMBER 2021

Heesen’s UK series of YachtTalk Specials ends on a high note with one of the yachting industry’s most respected designers, Andrew Winch, founder of Winch Design. We visit Andrew at his stunning riverside design studio to talk about one of his most intriguing new projects for Heesen: XVenture. From dropping anchor in the wilds of Patagonia, to whale watching in Alaska, to sitting pretty in the harbours of the Mediterranean, XVenture is conceived to take adventurous owners off the beaten path in seven-star comfort. Andrew is joined by Mark Cavendish, Executive Commercial Officer of Heesen, to share the fascinating story behind this ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything expedition yacht.

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AURA DESIGN SPECIAL WITH REYMOND LANGTON DESIGN

Special episode 6 30 AUGUST 2021

In this special episode of YachtTalk we visit renowned design studio Reymond Langton in Bath. We catch up with one of the leading women in yachting: the studio’s Co-founder and Partner Pascale Reymond. How did she cope with the tough pandemic situation? What can we learn from this crisis? And how can we encourage more women to find a career in yachting? Next to that we discuss the fascinating Project Aura: a 50-metre full-displacement motor yacht built on Heesen’s proven 50-metre Steel technical platform. Pascale and her team designed the stunning interior defined by clean lines and surfaces, which gift Aura a chic Scandinavian simplicity.

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MARKET SPECIAL WITH FRASER YACHTS

Special episode 5 2 AUGUST 2021

‘Booming’ is the word Andrew Bond, Sales Broker of Fraser Yachts, uses to describe the current state of the superyacht market. Although the Covid pandemic is far from over, Andrew sees a strong increase in the popularity of yachting. At the same time, the industry is still struggling with travel restrictions and limited client visits to yachts and shipyards: does that pose a threat to sales and charters? And what about the long-term outlook for this market? How can the industry respond to shifts in demographic and the demand for sustainable yachting? In this episode of YachtTalk we take a closer look, together with Andrew and Mark Cavendish, Executive Commercial Officer of Heesen, at these trends and developments.

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DESIGN SPECIAL ON PROJECT SPARTA WITH WINCH DESIGN

Special episode 4 19 JULY 2021

When the owner of Project Sparta first saw Heesen’s yacht concept Avanti introduced at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, her sleek lines immediately impressed: this was the yacht he wanted to build for his family. Winch Design and Heesen are now turning that dream into reality. At 67 metres and with an internal volume of approximately 1,200 Gross Tons, Project Sparta is the largest steel-hulled displacement motor yacht built by Heesen to date. The full-beam salon on the main deck – an unusual feature on a vessel of this size – makes Project Sparta a true head turner. Jim Dixon, Director of Yachts and James Russell, Associate, Yacht Exteriors at Winch Design share their thoughts and inside stories on this intriguing project.

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AKIRA DESIGN SPECIAL WITH HARRISON EIDSGAARD

Special episode 3 5 JULY 2021

Creating a speculation yacht interior is an art form. But renowned yacht design agency Harrison Eidsgaard raised the bar with their versatile, flexible and ultra-stylish interior concept for Project Akira, the first in Heesen’s new 5700 Aluminium Class. Founded in 2005 this renowned yacht design firm has quickly risen to become one of the most sought after names in the superyacht design industry. In this YachtTalk Special co-founder Ben Harrison and director Richard Whitehouse take us behind the scenes in their stunning London studio overlooking the River Thames, and share their thoughts, insights and sources of inspiration for creating the ultimate yacht interior.

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SUPERYACHT MARKET SPECIAL WITH JONATHAN BECKETT OF BURGESS

Special episode 2 21 JUNE 2021

Just before Europe’s summer season kicks off in full swing, we’ll take a closer look at the superyacht market in general, and who better to ask than Burgess’ Chief Executive Jonathan “Joff” Beckett? As one of the most successful yacht brokers, Joff shares his insights on short-term trends and long-term developments. How did Covid change client behaviour? Will we see younger yacht buyers with different demands in the future? And if so, how can the industry adapt? Heesen CEO Arthur Brouwer will also share his market outlook.

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