On the first night of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Thursday 19 May, the Ocean Club hosted their annual Owners’ Coterie and celebrated 100 issues of Ocean
magazine – and counting! – in a lavish party at the Lagoon Lounge overlooking the newly completed superyacht marina.
Guests included yacht owners, VIPs, sponsors and clients who enjoyed a fabulous night indulging in Champagne and French wines, plus a whiskey tasting experience with Diageo Rare & Exceptional.
The Owner’s Coterie was made possible by our fabulous sponsors.
Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard
Coral Sea Marina and Resort
Quality Marine Clothing
Westpac Private Bank
Wine & Only
Videography by Roman Liebich
An afternoon on Sydney Harbour enjoying the luxe lifestyle is something many covet. So, when Melissa Hoyer was invited to spend a picture-perfect day on board the 30-metre Sunseeker charter yacht Chaos
with exceptional company and extraordinary food, she says it was like hitting the jackpot.
Executive Chef Francesco Mannelli cooked up some delectable meals, including a scallop crudo with ponzu dressing, seaweed and finger lime followed by mezze maniche with local lobster and ‘nduja crumb.
Topping it all off, Adam Lau, Bar Manager at Grain Bar Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
served signature cocktails for all on board.
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On 17 and 18 December 2021, the Ocean Club welcomed VIP guests on board the luxury motor yacht Caviar
for two incredible days of SailGP racing.
For the third time, SailGP lit up Sydney Harbour with some of the best sailing seen from the F50s, with high winds on the final day making for particularly exciting viewing.
Tom Slingsby and the Australian team won the Sydney event, opening up a two-point championship lead in front of their US rival for the finals in March 2022 in San Francisco.
Both afternoons, our guests enjoyed some of the most incredible experiences they’ve ever had out on the water, accompanied by exquisite Laurenti French Champagne and wine, gin and vodka from Wine and Only, as well as local beer from White Bay Beer. Naturally, drinks were served with the finest black caviar from Simon Johnson and the freshest oysters and prawns from Musumeci Seafoods.
On both days, over fifty guests enjoyed Sydney’s oldest but newest charter yacht, Caviar
. Built in 1955, Caviar
started life as an Australian minesweeper before being decommissioned. Many years later, she has been brought back to life by a passionate owner, determined for her to become one of Sydney’s most charming charter experiences.
“Inviting our Ocean Club guests on board Caviar, one of Australia’s most unique luxury charter yachts, for exceptional views of the F1 racing on the harbour was such a pleasure,” said Hillary Buckman, Managing Director of Ocean Media.
We would like to give special thanks to our valued Elite sponsors Benetti Yachts, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, Tourism Australia
and ACME Quality Marine Clothing
, together with our Ocean Partners White Bay Beer, Cotswold InOut Furniture, Analu Luxury Italian Interiors
and Laurenti Champagne.
The Ocean Club tender service was supplied by Windcraft’s new RYCK
tender, and our stunning 1955 luxury charter motor yacht Caviar
and her exceptional crew offered us the best platform to view the racing on Sydney Harbour – you simply can’t get any closer to the action!
Ocean Media was again proud to be appointed an Official Supplier by SailGP for the third year.
📸 Roman Liebich Photography
In a spectacular world-wide premiere, Riviera has launched its new 78 motor yacht.
Following more than 42 years of evolution and with more than 5,800 yachts launched, the 78 motor yacht design represents a new era for Riviera.
Riviera owners and VIPs enjoyed an exclusive preview at Marina Mirage
on the Gold Coast a week before the official launch.
As guests enjoyed sunset cocktails, the titanium-coloured yacht arrived. The song Firework played as she docked, then guests were invited to step on board for their first view.
She was designed at Riviera’s Gold Coast headquarters by a team of designers, engineers and craftspeople with superyacht designer Luca Vallebona.
Read more here
Pearls of Wisdom
It can be hard to escape the magnetic draw of Sydney harbour, but for those willing to make the trip north, the Hawkesbury River holds plenty of delights – including, as Mark Beretta discovers, the cuisine of Jerome Tremoulet and dining onboard the stunning One O One superyacht.
Nestled unobtrusively in native bushland surrounded by Hawkesbury River views, Marramarra Lodge delivers an authentic Australian luxury experience. Choose from fully appointed Peninsula Tents or stylish Hawkesbury Bungalows. Known for privacy, gourmet meals, cultural immersion and breathtaking views, Marramarra Lodge caters to a maximum of 28 guests and offers a unique, nature-based, all-inclusive experience.
+61 435 891 111
One O One Charters
Architecturally conceived by the award-winning design practice Henderson
and Co, One O One has been designed to capture – and create – the finest points in life.
Lounge at the beach club on the water’s edge with the custom retractable stairs to help you in and out of the water. After a swim, rinse off in the handcrafted monsoon shower. Move to the expansive aft deck and enjoy its large sun pad, bespoke ten-seater dining table and luxurious corner lounges, all complemented discretely with concealed television and immersive sound system.
Pearls of Australia
A joint venture between Cygnet Bay Pearls and Broken Bay Pearls, who represent two species of premium quality pearls and guarantee provenance and purity.
Providing immersive industry experiences such as farm tourism offerings and industry education, Pearls of Australia represents a vast range of products and experiences centred around the Australian South Sea Pearl of Cygnet Bay north of Broome, and the Australian Akoya Pearl of Broken Bay, north of Sydney.
+61 488 361 042
Gougères au Comté
Hawkesbury Rock Oysters with Shallot Dressing
Seared Scallops with Salmon Pearls
Tartare of Beef with Horseradish Crème
Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Pickled King Mushrooms
Rémoulade of Blue Swimmer Crab with Crayfish Carpaccio and Oscietra Caviar
Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Confit Potato, Seared Foie Gras and Truffled Jus
White Chocolate and Almond Mousse with Berries,
Praline and Pecan Crumb
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.