Maritimo Muster at the Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

On Saturday 19 August, day 2 of the three-day Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, a fleet of 10 Maritimos headed to the spectator zone offshore …

With the spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline, they enjoyed the thrilling feats of aviation overhead and the camaraderie of rafting up as part of the Maritimo family.Managing Director Tom Barry-Cotter described it as a “fantastic event for the Gold Coast and a great opportunity for Maritimo owners to get together”.

Nominate now for The Honours

The Honours inaugural event, organised by the Superyacht Life Foundation and Monaco Yacht Show, recognises proponents of superyachting who have made a difference within their communities.The Awards event, 26 September 2023 on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, will be held at a unique location in Monaco, where the stories of three honourees will be told before they each receive a Bowsprit award to mark their achievements.Nominations for The Honours can be for anyone within or connected to the superyacht industry and should reflect inspirational people doing exceptional things such as preserving the environment, developing communities, driving conservation, inspiring exploration and cultural understanding, advancing design and technologies, contributing to diversity and inclusion, and instigating positive change across the industry and beyond.Nominations are open until 31 March.

Cannes 2022 highlights

Organisers of the Cannes Yachting Festival have distributed the 2022 Show highlights package – and it brings back all the memories of one of the event’s most impressive editions.From world premieres of the biggest brands, superyachts, sailing cats, engines and watertoys, to luxury products and entertainment, it’s a show that covers every aspect of the yachting lifestyle.The international yachting industry, owners and connoisseurs will meet again on the quays of Vieux Port and Port Canto from 12 to 17 September 2023 for the 46th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Captains of Industry Roundtable

With captains, VIPs, owners and industry representatives and experts all convening for the Sydney International Boat Show in late July, Ocean Media took this unique opportunity to bring everyone together for the inaugural Captains of Industry Roundtable and Lunch on Friday 29 July.The goal of the Roundtable event was to host a relaxed yet respectful space in which attendees could contribute to an ever-growing discussion regarding the yachting industry in Australia and globally.Three key topics were introduced: owners and crew, building yachts in Australia and cruising with a conscience, which attendees were made aware of prior to the Roundtable.Before settling in for a three-course degustation lunch, Dr Andy Lewis from the Coral Sea Foundation addressed the audience once again, this time as guest speaker to talk about the Great Barrier Reef.A sincere thank you to our Elite Lounge Partners – Burgess Australia, Echo Yachts and Ponant Luxury Cruises – as well as our Ocean Partners – Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Analu Luxury Interiors, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance and Alsaker Private Buyers Agents – without whom the event wouldn’t have been possible.For interest in getting involved in the Captains of Industry Roundtable, please email

Ocean’s Mid-Winter Soirée

After two years, the Ocean Club was thrilled to be back at the 2022 Sydney International Boat Show, hosting the Mid-Winter Soirée in the luxurious style guests love and look forward to, with more than a little glamour and a lot of fun, of course.Held on the opening night of the show at Café del Mar in Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, guests included yacht owners, VIPs, sponsors and industry partners, who all gathered to celebrate the return of the show with Hillary Buckman, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at Ocean Media.Mingling on the balcony that overlooked the lights of the show with the magnificent yachts bobbing in the water below, guests enjoyed the one-of-a-kind ambience that the Ocean Club is renowned for. The buzz was palpable as many reconnected with old friends and new introductions were made.The harbour city was at her finest with the balmy winter weather, and the evening was topped off with pop icon Toni Childs wandering through the crowds, delighting guests with her classic songs as they sipped on French Champagne and indulged in caviar tastings and other swoon-worthy drinks and canapes.A huge success, the evening simply wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of the Ocean Club’s Elite Lounge Partners Benetti Yachts, Burgess, Ponant, and Echo Yachts, and our Ocean Lounge Partners Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard, Pantaenius, Analu and Alsaker Private Buyers Photography and video by Roman Liebich Photography.

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous – Gold Coast QLD

Superyacht soirée

Over two memorable days in May, the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, staged at Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, showed signs that Australia and the Asia Pacific are ready to welcome the world’s superyachts to its waters for unrivalled charter experiences and world-class marine re-fit and repair services.
International guests arrived from Monaco, Hong Kong, Tahiti, New Zealand, Thailand, UK, USA, Canada, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Indonesia and Singapore to find out more about what Australia and the Asia Pacific region could offer a larger global superyacht fleet.
“Each year the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous gets bigger and stronger as more global eyes turn to why this region is superyacht-ready.” Trenton Gay, CEO of GCCM.

Ocean Club Owners’ Coterie – SCIBS 2021

In May, with the backdrop of the sunset over Sanctuary Cove, the Ocean Club held an exclusive gathering of owners, VIP’s and industry guests.Named the Owners Coterie, this celebration was sponsored by Pilatus, Burgess, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Rolls-Royce, Hayman Estates and Bvlgari, and our partners, which comprised of Penski Australia, Analu Interiors, Cotswold Furniture, Dockmate, Inner Circle Rum and Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef.The theme of the French Riviera, invitees stepped on board M/Y Patriot and M/Y Corrobboree and into a setting that echoed the grace and sophistication of Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre during The Golden Age.Videography

Ocean Club – SailGP Sydney experience

Situated inside the Exclusion Zone, guests on board A.Q.A. were in prime position to witness rivals Tom Slingsby and Ben Ainslie go head-to-head, as their teams Australia and Great Britain battled it out in the Match Race Final for the Season 2 opener of SailGP.The second day of Sydney SailGP started much the same as the previous day, with stunning conditions on Sydney Harbour, with a steady breeze ideal for fleet racing.During breaks in the fleet races, Ocean Club guests discussed battle tactics while enjoying hors d’oeuvre and drinks on the flybridge of A.Q.A., drinking in the sunshine and taking in the race atmosphere on the harbour.#oceanclubconciergeVideographer

Close to the action at the 2019 Sydney SailGP

As the Official Superyacht Program Partner for Sydney SailGP, Ocean Media and guests were in prime viewing position on board M/Y Fat Fish, joined by expert commentators Mark Beretta, Blue Robinson and Rob Mundle.

Ocean Club Soirée – Sydney International Boat Show 2019

We present the highlights of what was the party of the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show – the fabulous Ocean Club Soirée.It was fantastic to see many owners, captains, VIPs, international and industry guests enjoying the live music, entertainment and free-flowing G.H. Mumm champagne, accompanied by Chivas Regal and Beefeater 24 cocktails, canapés and local beer and cider from the Sydney Brewery Company.The event was sponsored by Pilatus, Oyster Yachts and Majesty Yachts by Gulf Craft and Australian Superyachts.With support from Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, Crown Residences Sydney, M Yachts, Watersports Central and the Monaco Economic Board.Videographer

Launch of the Ocean Club Concierge Service 2020

Redefining what it means to have someone take care of life’s details for you, Ocean Club Concierge made a splash at its stylish launch in Sydney.Over 130 yacht owners and special guests attended the exclusive function at the Empire Lounge in Rose Bay to celebrate the launch of the new service that can take care of anything you desire. From travel styling, private dining and chauffeur services to personalised gifting, there is nothing that cannot be accommodated.Ocean Media Managing Director Hillary Buckman explained that the Ocean Club Concierge originated from the plethora of requests she has received over more than 16 years of involvement in the luxury yachting scene.“People look to Ocean Media to support their lifestyle in a comprehensive way. With the Ocean Club Concierge service, we can make that dream come true, bringing back your most precious resource: your time.”Thank you to our major sponsors McLaren Sydney, Burgess and Sydney Sea Planes Rosebay, as well as our supporting partners Benetti Yachts, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Opsis Designs, Harbour Classic by Whitehaven Motor Yachts and Coral Sea Resort Hotel & Marina and our charter sponsor Sydney Harbour Yacht Charter, who made the night a memorable one.Videographer
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In prime position for Sydney SailGP 2020

VIP guests of Ocean Media’s Ocean Club were treated to front row seats onboard charter motor yacht A.Q.A. and witnessed a new era in SailGP, as Season 2 returned to Sydney Harbour.The atmosphere on the sidelines was electric as the opening act of Sydney SailGP saw two new teams and old foes clashing on the water for the first event in 2020, in front of a bumper crowd on the shore and on water.Ocean Media for the second year running was appointed as the Official Sydney SailGP Adrenaline Program Partner, and led with the prime position for a fantastic day trackside, nestled in the Exclusion Zone. Throughout the day, drinks flowed and delicious food was served as guests enjoyed not only the racing but also the onboard networking.

Ultimate showdown for Sydney SailGP 2020

Ocean Club guests on board the superyacht A.Q.A. were treated to the showdown that all sailing fans wanted to see in the final of the SailGP season 2 opener.Situated inside the Exclusion Zone, guests on board A.Q.A. were in prime position to witness rivals Tom Slingsby and Ben Ainslie go head-to-head, as their teams Australia and Great Britain battled it out in the Match Race Final of Sydney SailGP.