Winter is coming!

Cooler climes have arrived and winter is nearly here (in two days, to be precise). There’s nothing else for it. It’s time to jump aboard a yacht of your dreams and dive head first into life-affirming adventure. The 2018/19 issue of FRASER gives you a little taste of what to expect when you arrive…

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Planes, yachts and tenders…

Monaco Yacht Show 2018, what a whirlwind experience that was. From award-winning design to innovative propulsion, the myriad of advances within the yachting industry was proudly on display.

Being in the thick of it as a freelance writer and editor is a privileged place to be. Taking it all in from my unbiased perspective enables me to see the multi-faceted dimensions of the yachting industry as a whole, not to mention stepping aboard all manner of vessels represented by a global community of shipyards, brokerage houses, designers and suppliers.

This was my eighth Monaco Yacht Show – it never fails to impress. Taking a tender to work will always be my favourite mode of public transport too. And the added bonus of a Red Arrows fly by this year was the cherry on the cake for me.

New trends and end of eras

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Isn’t she a beaut! The front cover of April 2018’s Natural Beauty News is all about the phenomenal male grooming category, which is at last achieving some tangible disruption in the world of natural beauty. Jam-packed with insightful opinion pieces and trend watches, this latest issue is a bitter-sweet one for me; it opens the door on a flurry of new growth in the market, but it closes on my much-loved stint as Editor.
I’m sad to say goodbye to the publication after so many years at the helm, especially one that started out in life as a nugget of an idea I had over 10 years ago, but I fully understand and support the team at Diversified’s decision to lead their editorial from in-house, especially now that they have Rosie Greenaway on board at NP, who is doing such a fabulous job.
It’s been a real pleasure working with both my Diversified family and colleagues in the wider industry, and I, of course, remain a strong advocate of the natural beauty sector and all that it stands for. It also goes without saying that my wings are now free to explore new territory ‘conflict of interest’-free, so if any brands in the beauty sphere require anything editorial, I welcome you to get in touch.
So long NBN, I wish you well.

Surfing the wave

She sure is a beauty. Issue 13 of FRASER, that is. if you haven’t sneaked a peak just yet, click here for some insight into the world of elite brokerage, ocean projects, and inspiring craftsmanship. It’s all there, encapsulated in one beautifully designed and passionately written publication. I’m proud to be editor of this.

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The presses are rolling…

The words have been written, the images collated, the proofs are approved and the presses are now rolling on volume 12, issue 1 2017 of SuperYacht Industry – the first issue with me as Editor. It’s always a proud moment.

Due to be delivered on 4 April, it’s the first of four editions out this year, so if you have any industry related news – yacht launches, milestone anniversaries, ground-breaking releases – be sure to drop me a line, and get it covered with SuperYacht Industry.

NEW! Editor of SuperYacht Industry

The best way to start off a new year is with a new role, preferably as the newly appointed freelance Editor of SuperYacht Industry!

Published by Yellow & Finch, it is a distinguished quarterly trade magazine read by the world’s leading superyacht charterers and brokers, as well as select owners. Editorial coverage includes technical innovations, designs and products that propel this high-end market.

I am over the moon to be joining such a fabulous team at the Netherlands-based publishing house from the sunny shores of Hove!

Cruising home from MYS

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Phew! One week has already passed since the craziness of Monaco Yacht Show 2016. A heck of a show, jaw-dropping yachts on display, catching up with colleagues and comrades, and some memorable parties to boot. Thank you, Monaco!

And the cherry on top was seeing my byline in yet another incredible luxury publication, this time none other than Northrop & Johnson’s fabulous Navigator. By far one of the smartest magazines out there, it was a real pleasure to get my cigar-smokin’ and cognac-drinkin’ cap on for this one!

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