Ocean Club Owners’ Soirée

In an evening that exuded elegance and refinement, the Ocean Club’s Owners’ Soiree at Sala Dining, Jones Bay Wharf, was a night to behold.

Nestled on the picturesque Jones Bay Wharf, framed by the silhouette of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, owners, VIPs, sponsors and clients were treated to a symphony of delights.The ambience was set with a sumptuous array of culinary treasures, featuring delectable canapés, freshly shucked oysters and the opulence of Beluga Caviar, all complemented by the effervescent notes of the finest Lallier Champagne, meticulously crafted Campari cocktails and cognac tasting.Upon arrival, guests were greeted by two resplendent Aston Martins adorning the wharf, while Grand Seiko’s latest collection of exquisite timepieces beckoned. As a crowning touch to the evening, the charter superyacht Shadow was berthed alongside for guests to step aboard.We extend our sincere appreciation to our Elite Sponsors, Benetti Yachts, Aston Martin Sydney and Grand Seiko Australia, and our esteemed Ocean Partners, Quality Marine Clothing, Burgess Yachts, Princess Yachts Australia and Analu Interiors, whose unwavering dedication to excellence enriches the Ocean Club experience.Thank you to our amazing suppliers: Champagne Lallier, Campari, Rare Portfolio, Beluga Caviar, Shadow Charters, Chapman Yachting and Sala Dining and Jones Bay Wharf for adding that extra sparkle to this year’s Owners’ Soiree. Photography and video by Roman Liebich.

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Chefs on Board: Alessandro Pavoni from a’Mare

The cure for whatever ails you is said to be saltwater. So, is it any wonder cruising Sydney Harbour aboard one of the country’s finest charter yachts – enjoying scintillating conversation, superb cuisine and the scenery the city is famous for – fills our happiness cup to overflowing?

On a buoyant blue-sky Monday, a day charter aboard the 33-metre M/Y Mohasuwei for a business-meets-pleasure luncheon is the quintessential Sydney experience and eminently appropriate for discussing the threats facing our oceans. It’s a weighty subject, fraught with urgent warnings, dire predictions, competing interests and, in many cases, crisis fatigue. But, sharing a roundtable discussion with some of the creative minds behind the Sapphire Project, a platform for Australian philanthropists to support ocean conservation while savouring morsels by one of Australia’s most inspired chefs Alessandro Pavoni from a’Mare at Crown Sydney, is a sure cure for apathy and a reason to be optimistic. Our luncheon party included Sapphire Project committee members and supporters, such as Ryan Gollan, entrepreneur and founder of the Sapphire Project; Ian Thorpe, Olympian and Sapphire Project committee member; Luke Hepworth, adventure philanthropist; Woollahra Mayor and Councillor Susan Wynne; Matt Suleau, Fox Sports and Sky News presenter; journalist and commentator Deborah Clay; and from Ocean Media, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Hillary Buckman and Contributing Editor, Jeni Bone. The full Chefs on Board feature, including recipes, appears in the current issue of Ocean magazine #108.  
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With her distinctive Italian styling, Mohawuwei offers a luxurious setting for your next day or liveaboard charter. Contact captain@mohasuwei.com or 0481 335 887. 
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Ocean Club Owners’ Coterie 2023

An evening of pure indulgence was promised, and the Ocean Club emphatically delivered!Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Hillary Buckman and the Ocean Media team welcomed yacht owners, VIPs, sponsors, partners and guests to their lavish annual Ocean Club Owners’ Coterie, held on the first night of the 2023 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) on Thursday 25 May.This year, the venue was the perfectly positioned Upper Deck Lounge, perched above the marina. The weather was that scintillating combination of crisp winter chill, clear skies and a sliver of a moon illuminating the yachts assembled for the show.The event was made possible by Ocean’s generous Elite Sponsors – Aston Martin, Benetti Yachts and Burgess – plus our fabulous Ocean Partners – Echo Marine Group, Dockmate and Quality Marine Clothing.Ocean Suppliers – Beluga Caviar, Skyy Vodka, Westholme Australia.  oceanmedia.com.au

Chefs on Board: Danny Russo, Sala Dining

Combine the understated elegance of the Italian-inspired luxury charter yacht Sirenuse with the culinary expertise of one of Australia’s leading Italian chefs and you could be in Positano, writes Melissa Hoyer. And, with Sydney Harbour glistening, there’s nowhere else guests would rather be.

“Every dish tells a story,” explains Danny Russo, delighting the palates of guests on board the 33-metre luxury charter yacht Sirenuse for Ocean magazine’s Chefs on Board feature.Melissa Hoyer describes the perfect day cruising Sydney Harbour savouring a menu devised by Executive Chef Danny Russo from Sala Dining – part of the Dedes Group – as the very definition of sublime.Danny reinvents Italian favourites fused with in-season Australian produce to create a five-star, four-course meal, preceded by delectable canapés and complemented by only top-shelf Champagne and beverages.Highlights from Chefs on Board appear in the current issue of Ocean magazine, #107.Videographer @romanliebich.photographysaladining.com.au sirenusecharters.com russolini.com

Chefs on Board: Nick Mahlook, Public Hospitality

Mark Beretta interviews Executive Chef Nick Mahlook from Public Hospitality on board the luxury charter yacht Hiilani, the 95-foot classic motor yacht built in Italy and once owned by Shirley Temple.This feature appears in Ocean #106 as Heavenly Embrace.Special thanks to Nick and the team at Public Hospitality Group.Vision and photography by Roman Liebich


Oysters, chardonnay mignonette Oscietra caviar, potato hash, crème fraîche Black fig, gorgonzola, basil, San Danielle prosciutto Yellowfin tuna tartare, brik pastry, wasabi dressing Eucalyptus Gimlet (tequila, mango, eucalyptus, grapefruit bitter, Champagne)Served with NV Pierre Peters and Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru, FR 
Ballina king prawns, green mango, white nectarine saladServed with 2017 Mount Mary Triolet, Yarra Valley, VIC 
Sovereign lamb backstrap, black garlic, buttered pencil leeksServed with 2020 Stefano Lubiana Il Giardino Pinot Noir, TAS 
Brown-sugar pavlova, lemon-myrtle cream, mangoServed with Cafe Tropical (Bacardi Oro, Mr Black, pineapple, almond, espresso)

Ocean Club hosts SailGP VIP events

Ocean Media was proudly the Official Adrenaline Yachts and Charter Program Partner for KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney Season 3, which returned to Sydney Harbour on 18 and 19 February 2023.Ocean Club hosted their VIP guests on board the immaculately restored 34.4-metre classic motor yacht Caviar to enjoy the on-water action up close and in the lap of comfort. Ocean Media is grateful for the support of our Ocean Club Elite Sponsors and Ocean Partners. 

Elite Sponsors

Aston Martin Benetti CMC Markets Grand Seiko

Ocean Partners

Burgess Princess Yachts Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard Pirelli Tecnorib


SKYY Vodka Caviar Cruises Beluga Caviar Public Hospitality Video by @romanliebichphotography.

Ocean Club – A night to remember

The Ocean Club hosted its first event for 2023, toasting the long weekend of close and competitive sailing on Sydney Harbour.The idyllically positioned Pier One Bridge Marquee, the conservatory-style venue adjacent to the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, welcomed Ocean Club sponsors and their guests.The entrance was decked out with the imposing duo, the Aston Martin DB11 and DBX707, and the marquee was festooned with fairy lights and lanterns as the sun set over the iconic coathanger and harbour.Complementing the picturesque backdrop, a DJ spun the tunes to set the mood and guests were treated to mouth-watering canapes, freshly chucked oysters and Beluga Farm caviar, complemented by the finest Lallier champagne and Skyy Vodka cocktails. Ocean Media is grateful for the support of our Ocean Club Elite Sponsors and Ocean Partners.

Elite Sponsors

Aston Martin Benetti CMC Markets Grand Seiko

Ocean Partners

Burgess Princess Yachts Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard Pirelli Tecnorib


SKYY Vodka Caviar Cruises Beluga Caviar Public Hospitality

Chefs on Board: Alex Wong, Lana Dining

Could there be a more perfect match between great company and exquisite dining than aboard luxury charter yacht Aurora, cruising the glistening waters of Sydney Harbour?Mark Beretta thinks not as he and guests of Ocean Media savour delicacies created by Lana Head Chef, Alex Wong.Located within Hinchcliff House, Lana Dining is an effortless dining experience with sharing, generosity and fun at its core.Aurora is a stunning 84-foot Moonen motor yacht, offering both day and overnight charters around Sydney as well as the Whitsunday region.Cocktails by mixologist Krystal Hart, Brand Ambassador for Campari Australia.Highlights from Chefs on Board appear in the current issue of Ocean magazine, #105.Videographer @romanliebich.photography.

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 hbuckman@oceanmedia.com.au. oceanmagazine.com.auoceanclubinternational.com

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 Agentsoceanmagazine.com.au sailsmagazine.com.au oceanmedia.com.au oceanclubinternational.com Photography and video by Roman Liebich Photography.

Ocean Club Owners’ Coterie 2022

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.

Elite Sponsors

Benetti Yachts Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard Analu Lagoon

Ocean Partners

Coral Sea Marina and Resort Quality Marine Clothing Westpac Private Bank Dockmate Johnnie Walker Wine & OnlyVideography by Roman Liebich.

Chefs on Board – Francesco Mannelli aboard Chaos

Chefs on Board
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.Subscribe to Ocean magazine NOW to read the full story in issue #101. 

Ocean Club’s on-water 2021 SailGP exclusive

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. oceanmedia.com.au oceanmagazine.com.au sailsmagazine.com.au oceanclubinternational.com sailgp.com   Roman Liebich Photography