Welcome to Issue 90 of Ocean Magazine, as we celebrate the launch of Ocean Club Concierge, our new exclusive service that I was extremely proud to introduce at a ritzy event on Sydney Harbour.
Our front cover features M/Y Race, the first of Riva’s 50-metre superyachts and the flagship of the range. Other reviews include the Riviera 505 SUV, the Ocean Alexander 84R, Westport 112 Hat Trick and the Princess Yachts F70.
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“With the Ocean Club Concierge service, we can make your dreams come true and restore your most precious resource: your time.”
Welcome to Issue 90 of Ocean Magazine. Above you will find the link to read online the many interesting features within our 160+ pages or subscribe to the luxurious printed edition delivered to your doorstep.
Last month we celebrated the launch of Ocean Club Concierge, our new exclusive service that I was extremely proud to introduce at a ritzy event on Sydney Harbour. Our Lifestyle Managers can take care of essential but time-consuming tasks – from organising private dining, chauffeur services and personalised gifting to creating unforgettable moments, freeing you up for what’s really important: your time.
Our Ocean Club Concierge party kicked off this offering in fine style – see our full ten-page round-up of all the highlights from a great night and the two days of spectacular action of Sydney SailGP. Ocean Club guests were treated to one of the best on-water vantage points in the Exclusion Zone, to watch the F50s – from the decks of the motor yacht AQA.
I would like to thank all of our sponsors who made this event possible; McLaren Sydney, Burgess Yachts, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Benetti Yachts, Coral Sea Resort & Marina, Harbour Classic by Whitehaven and Opsis Designs as well as our host Sydney Sea Planes and Sydney Harbour Yacht Charters.
Beginning of February, I was fortunate to find myself on the rail of Kawil, the overall winner of this year’s New Zealand Millennium Cup Superyacht Regatta. In this issue, we present a stunning eight-page spread of the amazing images captured by Breed Media. The 2021 ‘Notice of Race’ has already been released and the response has been quick with big names already entering which preludes the 2021 America’s Cup Regatta.
And while in Auckland I also caught up with two of sailing’s absolute superstars, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke. Over a 7 am coffee, the Olympic champions, America’s Cup winners and Volvo Race Ocean Race competitors explained how their deep connection to the ocean formed Live Ocean, their initiative to support ways to repair some of the damage to the world’s oceans. The first project the boys are getting behind is the race to save New Zealand’s Antipodean Albatross.
According to Blair, the decision to get involved was prompted by their experiences in some of the most unforgiving seas on the planet: “During the Volvo Race in the Southern Ocean, we would be pushing the boat real hard; there would be water all over the deck. Then you’d see an albatross keeping up, making it look so easy, so effortless. We can’t lose this bird on our watch.”
Even though I could have spent the whole hour discussing the technical advancements of the launch that day of their new 38-foot America’s Cup test boat (which they politely changed the subject on), we did discuss Live Ocean in-depth, which they are no less passionate about. Get up to speed on their plans in Ocean Keepers.
This issue’s arresting cover is none other than Riva’s flagship 50-metre Race, launched at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show. I was very privileged to get on board and see firsthand the extraordinary attention to detail and refined luxury that Riva is famous for. Our other reviews are no less impressive, with Ocean Alexander’s new 84R, Riviera’s 505 SUV and Princess Yachts’ new F70 flybridge flagship. We also take a first look at one of Westport’s new 112s, a brand that has been very popular with Australian owners.
Unfortunately, I cannot ignore the substantial fallout from COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our industry has been both directly and indirectly impacted, through the cancellations of boat shows and events around the world. I am currently taking a proactive position and will be launching some new initiatives for both our industry and boat owners in the coming months to continue to bring you the best that our marine lifestyle offers, whether at work, home or on the water.
On this note, I sincerely wish you and your family a healthy autumn and remember, there are fewer safer places to confine yourself than on your boat.
See you on the water soon.
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief
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